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Thursday 21 November 2013
VOL 11. No 47
NOVEMBER 17-24 SEE PAGES 27-30
Australian tennis legend Todd Woodbridge and Torquay College principal Pam Kinsman open the schoolâ€™s new Hot Shots courts. Woodbridge hopes a new generation of tennis players will use the courts and, one day, perhaps reach the Australian Open themselves. See page 5. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR
Schoolies urged to have fun but follow the rules
BY JAMES TAYLOR SCHOOLIES celebrations will begin this weekend in Torquay and Lorne, and Victoria Police and Red Frogs volunteers have urged everyone to celebrate safely and look after each other. Thousands of teenagers are expected to descend on the two coastal towns over the course of the next fortnight, but â€œtooliesâ€? have been warned to stay away. Police will make contact with schoolies at their accommodation to remind them to respect the communities they were staying in. However, sergeant David Cooper from Lorne police said non-schoolies would get short shrift, with extra police deployed along the Surf Coast, particularly in Lorne. â€œMy warning to them is
itâ€™s definitely not their week; theyâ€™ve got no real reason for them to be there.â€? He said schoolies should also expect zero tolerance from police if they were caught drinking in public. â€œIf you walk out on the first night with a drink, youâ€™ll get fined $125 â€“ thatâ€™s a huge hit straight off.â€? Sergeant Brian McKiterick from Torquay police encouraged
schoolies to stick together and approach a Red Frogs volunteer, police or councilâ€™s youth workers if they had any issues. â€œWeâ€™ve got a strong relationship with the hotels, and theyâ€™re all on board.â€? Red Frogs Victorian branch manager Mark Gellie said there would be about 100 volunteers in Torquay and Lorne over the fortnight, and encouraged schoolies to save the Red Frogs
number (1300 557 123) in their phone and download the app. The Surf Coast Shireâ€™s schoolie response has also been bolstered by the state government, with $120,000 provided over four years to help the council deliver free barbeques, breakfasts, water bottles, welcome packs and shuttle buses. South Barwon MP Andrew Katos announced the funding with shire mayor Rose Hodge (see inset) on Monday. Schoolies visiting the Surf Coast have been strongly encouraged to register with Youth Centralâ€™s website, and the shire has launched a dedicated â€œGood Times Great Breaksâ€? page on Facebook. Head to schoolies. y o u t h c e n t r a l . v i c . g o v. au/Getting+Organised/ Surf+Coast+info for more.
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Information sessions for GOR works announced BY JAMES TAYLOR INFORMATION sessions will be held in Torquay, Lorne and Apollo Bay on Tuesday to provide details on the works to be carried out as part of the $50 million upgrade to the Great Ocean Road. Federal and state government representatives will be available, with VicRoads staff at the sessions to answer questions and provide more information about the funding. Corangamite federal member Sarah Henderson said the information sessions would give residents, business owners and key stakeholders an important opportunity to have their say. â€œWith $15 million of federal funding for the Great Ocean Road upgrade brought forward to this financial year, the work has begun to deliver on our $25 million election commitment, which has been matched by another $25 million from the Victorian government. â€œThis iconic tourist attraction is critical for our
regional economy â€“ for jobs, road safety and tourism. â€œWe are really keen to hear what the community thinks and whether they have any other ideas about what the priorities should be.â€? Polwarth MP and state Roads Minister Terry Mulder said it was important to ensure the road was still here for future generations. â€œAn example of works under the maintenance banner may include repairing or replacement of culverts, bridges, guardrail or roadside barriers; improvements to line marking and treatment of landslip sites. â€œThis will improve safety for all road users and extend the life of the Great Ocean Road to beyond 2050.â€? Tuesdayâ€™s information sessions will be held at the Anglesea Senior Citizens Hall in McMillan Street from 10am-noon, the Lorne Senior Citizens Centre in Mountjoy Parade from 2-4pm, and the Apollo Bay Bowls Club in Moore Street from 5-7pm.
The state and federal governments are injecting a combined $50 million into maintenance works along the Great Ocean Road.
Armstrong Creek urban growth
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GEELONGâ€™S newest suburb, Armstrong Creek, is well under way with 670 homes either constructed, under construction or have building permits issued across the growth area. Armstrong Creek will have a population of 55,000 to 65,000 accommodated in approximately 23,000 dwellings. Regional Victoriaâ€™s first fully integrated suburb evolved from an Enquiry by Design process and took around seven years and many panel hearings to come up with the current Armstrong Creek Urban Growth Plan.
The main players with subdivision planning permits issued by council in Armstrong Creek are Warralily (2,512 lots) and Villawood (280 lots of 2,100). There is still some â€œargy bargyâ€? taking place at Panels Victoria around the amount of retail space in the activity centres but basically all services, community infrastructure and employment precincts have be planned well ahead of residential development. The City of Greater Geelong is working with the state government to deliver a community health and wellbeing complex in the Armstrong Creek East Precinct, which is due for completion in 2015/16. Services within the complex include maternal
child health, and kinder and allied health services. This project is running in parallel with the delivery of the Armstrong Creek East Precinct Pavilion and Recreation Reserve also due for completion in 2015/16. The Department of Education has a similar time frame for the delivery of a primary school in the Armstrong Creek East Precinct in 2015/16. Public transport is an important feature of the Urban Growth Plan with emphasis on residents being able to walk to public transport connections. Rail will also be extended from Marshall to Armstrong Creek with an easement in place to ensure a future connection to Torquay.
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THE Surf Coast Shire will receive $1 million from the Country Roads and Bridges Fund following a state government announcement. Member for South Barwon Andrew Katos announced the funding yesterday and said the program, now in its third year, provides up to $1 million, per council, per year to 40 rural councils. â€œThe $1 million is to provide extra funds for maintenance and restoration of existing road or bridge infrastructure in the region.â€? Surf Coast Shire mayor Rose Hodge said the funding will be used to complete some much needed upgrades to local roads.
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SURF Coast Shire council is calling for donations of nonperishable food items for its Surf Coast Christmas Table Appeal. Council is collecting donations at its Torquay office for distribution to relief agencies in Torquay, Anglesea, Winchelsea and Lorne to help ensure more local families can put food on their Christmas tables. Shire mayor Rose Hodge encouraged residents to help make a difference to a local family in need. “We know there are people in our own backyard who are doing it tough and there is no better time than the festive season for our community to pitch in and
help,” Cr Hodge said. “Small donations of nonperishable food can make a big difference. Collecting these donations is a small but important way Council can assist local food relief organisations that are experiencing increasing demand for their services.” Donations can be delivered to council’s Torquay office before December 6, in time for delivery to the community via local food relief services. “These organisations all do a great job on behalf of the community. Together, we can ensure that more Surf Coast residents can enjoy this Christmas.”
(L-R) Councillors Margot Smith, Rose Hodge and Libby Coker launch the Surf Coast Christmas Table Appeal.
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Good Getup for climate action Scores of people gathered on Torquay’s foreshore on Sunday along with tens of thousands around Australia for the National Day of Climate Action. Participants wore heatwave colours - red, orange, hot pink and yellow - sun hats, sunscreen or bright coloured zinc. The national day was coordinated by lobby group GetUp and urged the federal government to do everything it can to hold global warming to two degrees. This year is set to be the hottest year since records began.
Thursday 21 November 2013
Woodbridge calls the shots at Torquay College BY JAMES TAYLOR THE next generation of tennis stars will be holding court at Torquay College with the launch of the schoolâ€™s Hot Shots courts. One half of â€œThe Woodiesâ€?, Australian doubles legend Todd Woodbridge, cut the ribbon to officially open the four courts, which have been custom-built to a smaller size to introduce juniors to the game and teach them the skills. He also brought the menâ€™s and womenâ€™s Australian Open trophies for 600 of the schoolâ€™s pupils to admire. Woodbridge was a hit with the crowd, answering questions about his toughest opponent (Andre Agassi), his favourite player to watch (Roger Federer, who he took great pleasure in once defeating when Federer was a junior) and his excellent doubles record (11 grand slams and one Olympic gold medal). â€œItâ€™s an absolute pleasure to be able to be here to say hello to you, and I want to say how fantastic it is that youâ€™ve got an opportunity to play on this brand new court, which is exactly the same as the court at the Australian Open.â€? Torquay College principal Pam Kinsman said the school had been running the Hot Shots program on full-sized courts for a few years but she was thrilled the school was one of the first few in Australia to have the dedicated courts, which will be open to the community. As well as opening the courts, Tennis Australia also visited the Torquay foreshore to promote its AO Blitz challenge, which is running from now until next yearâ€™s Australian Open. Participants across Australia can take on a series of tennis challenges to win prizes and earn points for their community, with the town with the most points to be represented by one of the worldâ€™s top players at the Australian Open on court at Melbourne Park. For more information, head to hotshots.tennis.com.au.
Harryâ€™s life celebrated
Todd Woodbridge shows off the Australian Open menâ€™s and womenâ€™s trophies at Torquay College. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR
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A MOVING service to honour the life of Harry Kernaghan was held in Grovedale on Tuesday. The 16-year-oldâ€™s life was celebrated the day before what would have been his 17th birthday. A short service was held at the Tuckers Chapel in Grovedale in the afternoon, before family and friends retired to the Torquay Cricket Club for the wake. At the funeral, Harryâ€™s father Steve Kernaghan paid tribute with a heartfelt eulogy. Harryâ€™s stepfather Sean Burley also spoke and described many humorous moments in Harryâ€™s life. The teenager was found dead by emergency service crews when they responded to a fire at a house in Cullen Court, Torquay in the early morning of November 10. At the time of publication yesterday, the cause of the fire â€“ which engulfed the twostorey house and garage â€“ remains unknown. Some of Harryâ€™s friends have written tributes for him in this weekâ€™s paper. To read the tributes, turn to page 104.
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THE last of a group of men busted poaching abalone near Apollo Bay last year has faced court. The 59-year-old man recently pleaded guilty in the Geelong Magistrates’ Court to taking a commercial quantity of abalone, as well as other charges relating to taking abalone during the closed season and taking abalone under the minimum size. He was part of a group of men that took about 336 abalone from the coastal area of Sugarloaf near Cape Patton, east of Apollo Bay, in late 2012. He was given a three and a half month jail term wholly suspended for two years, and fined $5,000. Fisheries officer Mark Gibson said these charges were the final chapter in the long-running case against a group of men previously charged and convicted over the same incident. “This man fled the scene of the offence in 2012 and has remained at large until he was arrested under warrant in August. “The other men intercepted by Fisheries officers have all been convicted and fined for their roles in
the incident, but this man eluded us on the day. “This final conviction means all involved in the taking of this large amount of abalone have now all been penalised for their actions. “This is a great result for Victoria’s abalone stocks and reminds people that the taking of abalone is a serious matter and serious penalties apply for those who choose to ignore the laws.” Anyone who suspects illegal fishing activity is urged to contact the 24 hour fisheries offence reporting hotline on 133 474. Meanwhile, the 61 days on which recreational fishers can take abalone from central Victorian waters during the 2013-14 season have been released. They include the next five weekends and between December 25-January 5. Central Victorian waters lie between the mouth of the Aire River and the most north western part of Arch Rock (near Cape Liptrap), and include Port Phillip Bay and Western Port. Head to depi.vic.gov.au/recabalone for more information.
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Thursday 21 November 2013
Works begin on Lorne swing bridge BY JAMES TAYLOR THE refurbishment of the Lorne swing bridge is progressing, with the start of site preparation works and road closures under way. Initial works on the 12-week project began on November 11, and include the establishment of security fencing and the demolition of the bridge deck. Cypress Avenue was entirely closed for a week but opened to traffic on Monday. The Swing Bridge Café will remain open during construction and can be reached via Otway Street. The Great Ocean Road Coastal Committee (GORCC) has advised people to observe all signage and stay away from any construction areas for their own safety. In September, GORCC announced Citywide Service Solutions had been appointed to rebuild the deck, while J and R Industries had been appointed to demolish and rebuild both towers and abutments. GORCC’s design response to the Surf Coast Shire
about the bridge revealed that all elements were being replaced with like elements, to ensure the new structure mirrored the existing design and look of the bridge. The only variations are to do with material specifications, such as using hardwood for the deck and handrails instead of the existing softwood or Oregon timber. A single objection was received by the Surf Coast Shire following the public exhibition period, and the shire’s planning staff has contacted the objector to discuss the issue. GORCC says it is important to keep the affected part of the foreshore clear of construction during January, so the bridge is expected to be opened in the early months of 2014, and importantly before the coming Lorne Sculpture Biennale. Full details of the confirmed dates and times for road closures, including a new overall project timeline, will be released once preliminary works are complete. For more information, head to gorcc.com.au.
The decking from the Lorne swing bridge is removed last week. Photo: WARWICK TUCKER
Benevolant Moss family on the run
(L-R) Principal Scott Diamond, Jenny Moss, teacher (and school team member) Julie Fagan and Daryl Moss.
THE Moss family of Mt Duneed is planning to cap off a hectic month with a top fundraising weekend to fight cancer. Daryl and Jenny Moss and their teenage son Jay, 17, will be flat out at the Surf Coast Relay For Life over the November 30-December 1 weekend. Daryl is an official at surf carnivals, coaches the seniors and recently received the President’s Award for his contribution to the club over 20 years. As finance officer at Surf Coast Secondary College, Jenny asked if the school could run a team in last year’s Surf Coast relay and, with the support of principal Scott Diamond, it raised more than
$600 through its relay efforts. She also organised the surf club’s team and walked continuous laps of the oval for 24 hours to raise money and awareness for Cancer Council Victoria’s programs. This year, at Daryl’s suggestion, she joined the relay’s organising committee and has taken on the huge task of coordinating the entertainment and activities program. Jay is stage manager at the event and Daryl is organising the two teams and the jumping castle. “I got involved with Relay For Life and ran for a few years in Geelong in the Run Forrest Run team with my friend Kate Redden, who had cancer.
After having to spend time in hospital with our kids suffering dislocated hips and pneumonia, I saw how tough it can be for kids and their families as they go through it and it motivates me to do what I can.” Jenny said both the school and surf club teams expected to raise more this year than they did last year. This year’s relay will get under way at noon on the Saturday at the Surf Coast Shire’s recreational oval at Banyul Warri Fields, Merrijig Drive, Torquay. For more details, phone relay coordinator Naomi Young on 9635 5000 or chairman Darrel Brewin on 5261 5229.
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COMMUNITY PROFILE November in Lorne is one of the most diverse months on our annual calendar with the variance in weather being matched by the many different activities and events. There is however one phenomenon that occurs at this time every year and that is the migration of the short-tailed shearwater of Grifﬁths Island, Port Fairy (Tasmanian Shearwater), commonly called the “mutton bird”. Given the name “mutton bird” by early settlers of Port Fairy because of its fatty ﬂesh, the shearwater was hunted as a food and oil source. Today the shearwater is totally protected in Victoria. The mutton bird may not be spectacular in appearance, but has some remarkable characteristics, including annual migration around the Paciﬁc Ocean, and an uncanny regular lifecycle. Each year the bulk of the colony (the breeding age birds) return to the nesting grounds on almost the same day. Individuals return to the same nest burrow they occupied the previous year and generally mate with the same partner throughout their breeding life. The male and the female birds share the duty of incubation, with the male spending the ﬁrst 12 to 14 days on the egg, followed by the female for 10 to 14 days. This alternating duty continues until the egg hatches about mid January. In mid April the adult birds commence their Paciﬁc migration leaving the young behind. Hunger begins to bring the chicks from the nest at night, until they eventually set off after the adults. Somehow they ﬁnd the migratory route without the guidance of the older birds. Mortality is high in the ﬁrst year, with only about half of those leaving the nest surviving. The non-breeding birds follow a slightly later migration timetable. After departing the breeding grounds, the birds ﬂy rapidly north to their wintering grounds in the Aleutian Islands and Kamchatka Peninsula at the most northern extreme of the Paciﬁc. The return journey follows the coast of North America to California, then south west across the Paciﬁc. Prevailing winds aid their ﬂight for most of the return journey but on the ﬁnal leg, from the central Paciﬁc, the birds battle across south-east winds. They return to the breeding grounds exhausted. This year like never before there have been more dead birds on our shore-line and the big question is why? My guess is that the past month of strong south west and south east winds has taken its toll on the birds!
Lorne – One Icon Departs, Another Arrives It’s been busy in Lorne this past week. While most of the town was battened down for a few days while a south easterly blew and the rain came down, one of Lorne’s treasured icons made its exit; the Swing Bridge. Then, last Friday, with the weather on the improve, Lorne hosted an event which is sure to become another iconic feature of Lorne’s Arts & Culture scene; the inaugural Lorne Film Festival. All in all, a big week.
A big welcome to the Lorne Film Festival On last Friday night, people were queued along the footpath waiting to enter Lorne Theatre to view the ﬁrst ﬁlm to be screened as part of the ﬁrst Lorne Film Festival.
Farewell to the Swing Bridge On a wintry, wet, blustery morning last week the Lorne Swing Bridge was cut into pieces, lifted from its cable supports and loaded on the back of a semitrailer. The whole operation was very efﬁcient and, by the end of the day, the timber stanchions had been removed and the only sign of what had once been our treasured Swing Bridge, were the rock foundations. We can stand on the riverbank and reﬂect upon what an icon of Lorne the Swing Bridge was and what an important purpose it served in our community. In a recent article on this page, there was discussion of Lorne’s “sense of place”. The Swing Bridge is part of that sense of place. It was a key link in the path that so many walkers have trod. A stroll along the beach, maybe a coffee at Swing Bridge café, cross the bridge, follow the boardwalk along the river and back into the main street. It was the access link for so many holiday makers in north Lorne walking from home to the beach with all the paraphernalia needed for a day at the beach; mats, boogie boards, umbrellas, chairs etc. It’s a shame that the levels of efﬁciency witnessed during the removal of the bridge were not as evident over the eight months between when the bridge was closed and the start of the removal and replacement process. The Swing Bridge is as much a part of the sense of place that so many people experience in a Lorne Summer as the Surf Club, the foreshore and the beach. This summer season, it appears we will not have a Swing Bridge and that’s a big loss. Maybe with greater understanding and sensitivity of the important role of the Swing Bridge in our community, this project could have been completed before Christmas. Rebuilding the Swing Bridge is not just another construction project in timber and steel, it’s maintaining a key element of Lorne’s “sense of place”. Let’s hope that there is a greater level of sensitivity shown in the development of that other key element of our sense of place – Point Grey. Farewell to the Swing Bridge – we hope to see you again – very soon.
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The theatre was packed to see “Uncharted Waters” a feature-length documentary about Australian surﬁng legend, Wayne L Lynch. The directors of the Lorne Film envisage this annual event as being one of the great ﬁlm festivals in Australia, if not the world. This weekend was the ﬁrst step. What a brilliant stroke to open, what the directors hope will be an iconic event, by featuring a ﬁlm about one of Lorne’s and the world’s surﬁng icons. There were so many visitors to Lorne for this weekend event. The program of ﬁlms had something for everyone. One of the highlights was “The Forest for the Trees”, the story of the Otways Ranges Environment Network (OREN), a diverse grassroots network of people who devoted seven years of their lives to successfully end clearfell logging and woodchipping of biodiverse native forest in the Otways Ranges. Many of the members of OREN were local people who were in the audience for the screening. Darren Markey, a director of Lorne Film summarised this inaugural event; “Lorne Film is absolutely thrilled with the success of its inaugural season. The response and support from patrons, locals and venues was ﬁrst class. We also believe we went some way to achieving our aim of creating a true festival community for the duration of the event. Those of us who work for Lorne Film are truly grateful for the inclusive nature that permeated the whole weekend, and the encouragement from all of those we encountered. Given all of this - and our love for Lorne and Film - we have no choice but to return in 2014 - watch this space.” And yet another key element of Lorne’s sense of place comes into being. Welcome Lorne Film.
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LORNE WARD EVENTS CALENDAR NOVEMBER 30
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Lorne Mini Adventure Race, starts at 11am & winner to cross line at around 1pm on the Lorne Foreshore
Lorne Junior Survivor, starts at 3:30pm on the Lorne Foreshore
Lorne Adventure Race, starts at 8am at Lorne Pier & winner to cross line at around 12:00 on the Lorne Foreshore
Carols on the Lorne, sausage sizzle from 6:30pm and carols from 7:30pm, at the St Cuthbert’s Unity Church grounds
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Dick is best known around town for his generosity in the community, skilled carpentry, great footy in his younger days, as a passionate surfer and love of a beer. Perhaps he is lesser known as a regular fringe exhibitor in the Lorne Sculpture Event. The family lived in Ballarat but in 1964 his father bought a house in Lorne. They came every weekend and for school holidays. It wasn’t just the surf that Dick loved but being an underage football star also fuelled his longing to move to Lorne. Such was his football prowess, coach at the time, Stan Couper, sometimes drove to Ballarat to collect him to play with the Lorne team on the day. In 1979, ﬁnally old enough, he started a building apprenticeship with Ted Purdie. He played in three winning grand ﬁnals , losing one and still smarting from the “could have been fourth“ when he was dropped for choosing to surf at Cathedral Rock instead of training . In 1985 he moved to Queensland and worked in Southport. His two children, Harley and Grace were born there. After nine years he had had enough and returned to Lorne to be among friends. He worked as a builder with Charlie Meredith and Brett Stewart for 8 years, did some freelance tiling and building for another 2 years, then started on his own. Dick loves ﬁshing and diving for abalone. He says he’s getting too old for surﬁng in cold water and prefers the warmth of Indonesian waters but he will always love living in Lorne.
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Thursday 21 November 2013
Henderson takes the floor in Parliament BY JAMES TAYLOR NEW Corangamite federal MP Sarah Henderson has declared to federal Parliament that creating jobs was her number one priority for her time in office. In her maiden speech, the 14th member for the electorate repeated her â€œsolemn commitmentâ€? to be â€œthe strong, local voice that the people of Corangamite so deserveâ€?. â€œSometimes this will require only a whisper; at other times a roar of determination.
â€œI am up for the challenge. â€œI have spent most of my life speaking out and standing up for others â€“ in journalism, in law and in small business. I am humbled to continue this work as a servant of the people.â€? Ms Henderson said she would work hard to represent Corangamite people on the issues raised in her election campaign: doctor shortages in Colac, better postal services, safer roads and investing in the infrastructure for the future, upgrading the Great Ocean Road and duplicating the Princes Highway
from Waurn Ponds to Colac. â€œMy number one priority is and will remain jobs.â€? She said small businesses were the lifeblood of the G21 region, and needed to be supported by policies which allow them to thrive and grow. â€œIn some sectors the market share of a couple of big players is crushing small business. â€œOur commitment to conduct a root-and-branch review of competition law is one of the important steps we are taking to stand up for the engine room of our economy.â€?
Ms Henderson also highlighted the importance of the natural environment to Corangamite residents. She thanked a long list of noted Liberal politicians for their support but made special mention of partner Simon Ramsay â€“ who she met during the 2010 Corangamite preselection â€“ noting â€œyou can find love in the oddest of placesâ€?. â€œWe are a great team and I thank Simon from the bottom of my heart for all his love, support and commitment.â€?
Taste the best of the Bellarine BY TIFFANY PILCHER WHEN some of the best wine, produce, venues and views are in your own backyard, it can be easy to forget just how lucky you are. Beacon Bus Tours, a part of BIG4 Beacon Resort, in conjunction with the Bellarine Taste Trail, have developed a tour to show visitors the best of the Bellarine as well as reintroducing locals to the delights of the region. Treats are around every corner on the tour, titled Tastes of the Bellarine. Enjoy a guided tour with the award winning winemaker along with wine tasting at Leura Park Estate. The wineryâ€™s Sparkling Blanc de Blanc has been confirmed as one of the countryâ€™s best, recently winning the trophy for the best sparking white. This is followed by modern European and Australian cuisine prepared by an award winning chef for lunch and wine tasting at the quirky
Oakdene Vineyard. There is also a wine and cider tasting against one of the most stunning backdrops on the Bellarine at Jack Rabbit Vineyard. To finish off, no one will be able to resist the deliciously indulgent afternoon tea at PikNik cafĂŠ and provedore. Remarkably knowledgeable tour guides leave no questions unanswered and there is sure to be a few laughs and plenty of fun along the way. Whether youâ€™re rediscovering the best of the Bellarine, hosting friends or visiting the region, the Tastes of the Bellarine tour is sure to impress. The tour operates on Fridays and leaves from BIG4 Beacon Resort, Queenscliff with pick up options available from participating accommodation providers and other locations available. For further information please call 5258 1672, email email@example.com or visit beacontours.com.au.
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News in brief Buchanan elected Cr Frank Buchanan will serve as deputy mayor of the Colac Otway Shire Council for the next 12 months. Cr Buchanan was voted in unanimously by his fellow councillors last week to replace Cr Stephen Hart. Shire mayor Lyn Russell said Cr Buchanan was an experienced councillor who had broad and positive networks. “He takes a keen interest in many diverse areas, including local government and the economic development of the Shire,” she said. “He is also very active as a councillor in his community.” This is Cr Buchanan’s second term as a municipal councillor, having won the electoral count back which followed the resignation of Cr Mick McCrickard in August this year.
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COMMUNITY groups have the chance to win cash prizes of $1,500 or $500 just by being warm and welcoming to riders on the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride, which begins on Saturday. The Warmest Welcome program is a competition open to community groups in towns along the route of the 610 kilometre ride, which will pass through Lorne, Torquay and the Bellarine Peninsula towards the end of the month. Bicycle Network chief executive officer Craig Richards encouraged community groups to get involved.
“If you’re a member of a local community group, this is a great chance to join in the fun of the 30th RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride. “No matter if the ride camps overnight in your town, stops for lunch or simply rides through, you can be part of the event. “It might be as simple as posters on your fence or windows, or if you’re a school group you might like to bring children to cheer the ride as it passes through town. “Whatever you do keep it simple, make it bright and make sure the riders can see it.” Bicycle Network has also released details of local road closures.
Affected roads on November 30 include the Great Ocean Road between Lorne and Fairhaven, Deans Marsh-Lorne Road between Deans Marsh and Lorne, Mountjoy Parade in Lorne, and the Great Ocean Road in Aireys Inlet, Angelsea and Torquay. On December 1, affected roads include the Great Ocean Road in Torquay, Blackgate Road in Mount Duneed, Breamlea Road in Breamlea and Barwon Heads-Ocean Grove Road in Barwon Heads. Head to bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/ great-rides/94438 for more information on full route details and road closures, and the Warmest Welcome program.
Queenscliff workshop places The Queenscliff Neighbourhood House has places available in three workshops, starting from tomorrow. The Digital Photography Workshop will teach how to transfer photos from your camera to computer (Windows 7 users) and how to find them again. The two week course from 10am-noon on Fridays costs $35 and begins tomorrow. Learn about the best travel apps for iPhone and iPads in a one-day course on December 9 from 12.30-2.30pm. Cost $25. Also on December 9, learn how to make the most of your iPhone, iPad or iPod by syncing it with your computer through iTunes. The $25 course will be held from 3.30-5.30pm. To book any of the three courses, phone Queenscliff Neighbourhood House on 5258 3367.
Dunes gets purple pipes The first purple pipe connections have started to appear in Torquay North. Barwon Water has installed the distinctive class A recycled water connections in The Dunes residential development in the growth area. Using recycled water in Torquay North and Armstrong Creek will reduce the amount of treated water discharged into the ocean at Black Rock and is expected to save 4,750 million litres of drinking water each year – equivalent to 1,890 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Keep your eye out for Great Victorian Bike Ride participants – seen her travelling along the Great Ocean Road in 2009 – when they pass through Lorne and Torquay later this month.
Cracking the code on key flora species Melbourne University researchers have ‘cracked the code’ on how to germinate a key species in the local ecosystem, following years of study. In 2008, Alcoa commenced a partnership with the University in an attempt to unravel the mystery surrounding the propagation of Gahnia radula. The plant is a common species, found throughout
south-eastern Australia where it dominates the understory of many open woodlands. It is a key species in its ecosystem, making up much of Anglesea Heath’s woodland which surrounds Alcoa’s Anglesea mine. Now, through tissue culture research, a technique fast becoming more common and widespread in the production of plants from seed that otherwise
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has a very low chance of germinating, researchers have successfully propagated the plant, and this month will plant the first of the species in a field site for further monitoring. Mine Environmental Scientist Elise Jeffery said this is great news as Alcoa takes enormous pride in its rehabilitation work undertaken following mining operations to ensure the land is progressively rehabilitated to Alcoa’s graduating apprentices from Point Henry and Anglesea were among a group of 19 apprentices recently recognised for their outstanding contribution to the company. Throughout a four year program apprentices build their skills and knowledge through working in Alcoa’s broad manufacturing environment, underpinned by vocational training through the Gordon TAFE and Kangan TAFE.
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a self-sustaining heath. “Through continuous improvement in rehabilitation techniques, Alcoa has achieved significant species return and richness rates in mine rehabilitation areas. This partnership with Melbourne University further improves on these good results by adding another species that until now has been considered impossible to propagate.” Elise said. Dylan Aisbett (diesel mechanic), Grant Davis (electrician), Paul Voss (fitter & turner) and Rob Vucicevic (boiler maker) completed their four year apprenticeships with Alcoa this year and were recognised for their effort, diligence and commitment to their roles. Paul Voss was awarded ‘Most Outstanding Graduate Apprentice’. Paul is highly regarded by his workmates and has achieved excellent results in his academic studies.
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Unconventional gas site near Moriac revealed BY JAMES TAYLOR THE Greens have revealed details of a proposed unconventional gas site near Moriac but have had little success in state Parliament in pushing for a permanent ban on the practice. The moratorium on using fracking to extract coal seam gas (CSG) and other kinds of unconventional gas is still in place, and the state government is considering a report on the issue. On Wednesday, Greens MP Greg Barber released
A coal seam gas derrick. A test drilling site has been suggested near Moriac.
details â€“ obtained through a freedom of information request â€“ of the Bellarine-1 exploratory drilling site at 575 Willowite Road. He also moved a motion calling for a permanent moratorium across Victoria. â€œWith this motion I am inviting the Labor and Liberal parties, and The Nationals as well if they like, to explain to the community either their preferred approach to the regulation of what will soon be a widespread activity, or alternatively to join the Greens and lock the gate not just on the property of one individual farmer who might seek those rights but to lock the gate on the state of Victoria and make a rapid transition from gas as a source of energy supply to renewable energy sources.â€? In response, Liberal MP Phillip Davis said Parliament should not rule anything out as the full implications for the development of unconventional onshore gas fields were not known. Labor MP John Lenders said he was in â€œfurious agreementâ€? that there should be no drilling or exploring for unconventional gases unless the safety and science was dealt with. â€œHence we would unequivocally support a moratorium, as we have been advocating since March or April last year. But what Mr Barber is seeking is a permanent ban without defining what he is seeking to ban or where it comes from.â€? A vote on the motion will be held later this month. Friends of the Earth have organised another information night about CSG in the region, to be held at the Deans Marsh Hall from 7pm on November 25.
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Plate up for food show lovers BY HAMISH BROOKS IF MASTERCHEF left you hungry for more food shows filmed on the Bellarine and Surf Coast, prepare to have your appetite sated with the screening of episode four of Paddock To Plate. The episode of the Matt Moran cooking show was filmed along the Great Ocean Road, the Bellarine Peninsula and in the Otways earlier this year and screens next Wednesday at 8.30pm on Foxtelâ€™s The Lifestyle Channel. â€œThe Bellarine Peninsula and Great Ocean Road are some of the most beautiful parts of our country and brimming with spectacular seafood â€“ including my favourite fish, King George whiting,â€? Matt said. â€œI was lucky enough to tick diving for abalone off my â€˜bucket listâ€™ while I was there, but not before
having to overcome my fear of sharks. â€œAnd I also cooked and tasted ostrich for the first time. The region offers an incredible and diverse range of produce and is home to some of the hardest working and most passionate producers.â€? Episode four features Moran in Portarlington, cooking mussels aboard mussel farmer Lance Wiffenâ€™s the Sea Bounty before heading to an ostrich farm in Winchelsea. He visits a vegetable farm, fishes for whiting and dives for abalone, before preparing a feast for Queenscliffe mayor Helene Cameron and her special guests who are celebrating the boroughâ€™s 150th anniversary. Celebrity chef Matt Moran meets an ostrich at Hastings Ostrich Farm in Winchelsea.
Local businesses do well at Victorian Tourism Awards BY JAMES TAYLOR SEVERAL Great Ocean Road operators have been recognised for their good work in this yearâ€™s Victorian Tourism Awards. Lorneâ€™s The Falls Festival (see page 86) and Searoad Ferries were the big winners, but businesses in a wide range of categories were listed as finalists in the award presentation earlier this month. These included: â€˘ Great Ocean Road Surf Tours, in the ecotourism category and again in the adventure tourism category Alistair and Rachel Lawson from Great Ocean Road Surf Tours on the red carpet at the Victorian â€˘ Geelong Otway Tourismâ€™s Visitor Information Centre, in the visitor information and Tourism Awards ceremony.
services category â€˘ Cape Otway Lightstation in the tourist attractions category â€˘ 12 Apostles Helicopters and South Bay Ecoadventures in the tour and/or transport operators category. Searoad Ferries, which operates the car and passenger ferry route between Queenscliff and Sorrento, won in the major tour and/or tourism category. Great Ocean Road Surf Tours owner Alistair Lawson said his company offered the simplest, most enjoyable way to experience surfing, and was honoured to be among the finalists. â€œTo be recognised with a finalist position at the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards in such a strong
field is an amazing achievement and one that myself and my team can feel very proud of. â€œFor all our hard work and dedication to create the best adventure tourism experience possible, it is such a great acknowledgement to have two finalist and one winnersâ€™ position in the past three years.â€? Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher said there were more than 90 entrants across the 32 categories in this yearâ€™s awards, with submissions reaching a very high standard. â€œI congratulate the superb efforts of all winners to help sustain a tourism workforce of over 200,000 and contribute to the stateâ€™s $19 billion tourism industry.â€? For a full listing of winners and finalists, head to victoriantourismawards.com.au.
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News in brief Carols by the Sea cancelled THIS year’s Carols by the Sea will not go ahead following a decision by the organising committee to “skip” holding it this year. One of the organisers of the volunteer run event, which has been held for the past 10 years in December, said a number of circumstances led to the decision. “Regretfully this year the planning committee made the reluctant decision to skip holding Carols by the Sea for 2013. A variety of circumstances reduced the available pool of planners and volunteers such that the committee decided to rest everyone for a year ready to take on the next ten with enthusiasm and excellence. The committee wishes everyone a blessed Christmas and we encourage you to Google Torquay churches for other Christmas and carols events.”
New stage release at Armstrong VILLAWOOD Properties announced the release of a new stage at their Armstrong development earlier this week. Villawood Properties’ executive director Rory Costelloe said demand from buyers meant the new release will officially be on the market this weekend. Mr Costelloe said this release would be highly sought after with lots ranging in size from 238sqm through to 864sqm. “This stage offers buyers a diverse range of lots with something to suit everyone. Whether you’re a first home buyer or someone looking to upgrade their lifestyle, you are sure to find your dream lot in this brand new release.” This new release is on sale to the general public from 11am on Saturday November 23.
Thursday 21 November 2013
Christmas trees to spring up in Aireys Inlet BY JAMES TAYLOR AN EXHIBITION of Christmas trees organised by the Aireys Inlet Uniting Church will kick off this year’s celebration of the festive season in the town. Local businesses, community organisations and residents have been invited to create an imaginative or decorative tree to enter in the display. Joan Richardson initiated the event after seeing something similar while holidaying in Willunga in South Australia. Mrs Richardson is organising the festival, to be held at the Aireys Inlet Hotel, on behalf of the local Uniting Church and with support from the Surf Coast Shire’s Community Grants program. “We are delighted with the response from the community and, with 46 entries at last count, should have a fabulous display,” she said. “Judging by the names of some of our entries
- Artistree, Family Histree, Neptune’s Forestree, Catastrophtree – our artists have really let their imaginations run wild.” Surf Coast Shire arts development officer Julie Dyer will head up the judging panel assisted by local artist Phyllis Mill. Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to vote for the people’s choice award, which will be announced at the close of the event. The Aireys Inlet Christmas Tree Festival exhibition will be open from 11am-5pm on November 30 and from 1-4pm on December 1. Entry is free. Trees must be able to stand independently, firmly and safely. Trees must be no taller than one metre and may have a title, and must be registered and lodged at the Aireys Inlet Church between 4-5pm on November 29. For more information, head to surfcoast. unitingchurch.org.au.
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Winter of content for Rotary RENOWNED business advisor Bill Winter will be presenting at a Rotary breakfast for business owners in Torquay. Bill has a vast background in private companies and worked with many family businesses and sits on three family business boards as the non-family member. His reputation is based on bringing value to private companies and advisory boards through an ability to ask the right and, sometimes, the tough questions. Bill will offer an alternative view to the traditional one that good business is only about competition. A Rotary spokesperson said this session will raise your awareness of the importance of community involvement in sustaining your business. All are welcome on Thursday November 28, 7-8.45am at Wyndham Resort, The Esplanade, Torquay. Cost is $40 and includes break-
One of the Christmas trees from the Willunga exhibition, which inspired a similar display in Aireys Inlet.
Charitable Grovedale youngsters Alissa Dimopoulos, 10, and Ebony Guthrie, 11, received certificates of appreciation from the Leukaemia Foundation’s Nicole Ballina on Tuesday for their exceptional fundraising efforts. The girls raised $220 by selling colourful, handmade hair bows and ribbons around the region and ANZ staff from Geelong matched their funds on Tuesday to dontate a total of $440 to the foundation. Both girls said they enjoyed being able to help other people and are now thinking up their next charitable venture.
The City of Greater Geelong and the state government are joining forces to fund pedestrian and bicycle paths worth more than $800,000 in Waurn Ponds and Barwon Heads. A two metre wide off-road path will be constructed along Colac Road between the Geelong Ring Road and South Valley Road. The path will tie into the expansion of the Waurn Ponds Shopping Centres and connect with the local path network. In Barwon Heads, on-road bicycle lanes will be built on Ewing Blyth Drive from the roundabout on Bridge Road to Bluff Road, providing connectivity from the main shopping strip in the centre of town to the beach front. Roads Minister Terry Mulder said pedestrians from the Highton educational precinct, students from Deakin University and pedestrians from surrounding suburbs would no longer have to walk along the road’s edge in Waurn Ponds. He said improving safety on Ewing Blyth
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It’s time for toys in Lorne BY JAMES TAYLOR PLAYTIME in the Lorne region has just got a whole lot better with the launch of the Lorne Toy Library at the weekend. The toy library, located at Lorne Community House, gives families the opportunity to borrow high quality educational toys, games and puzzles. It caters for babies to pre-school aged children and, like a book library, members can borrow toys for a period and exchange them for more toys on return. Grandparents will also be able to join the library for age appropriate toys for visiting grandchildren. Lorne Community House received funding for this service from Geelong Community Foundation, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal and the Surf Coast Shire. An early years reference group set up for the Lorne community identified the need for a toy library because of the geographic isolation of the town, limited shopping facilities and
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The Surf Coast’s most notorious surfing pioneer, Wayne Lynch, answers questions after the screening of Uncharted Waters at Lorne Film last weekend. The film follows Lynch from his youth, surfing at his hometown break in Lorne, to today as one of the most respected and revolutionary surfers of all time. It is the first time Lynch has allowed a film crew to document his journey which includes creating the revolutionary template for riding shortboards and spending time on the run from conscription as a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War. Photos: WARWICK TUCKER
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Making hay when the sun shines is proving difficult BY DEAN WEBSTER RECENT cool and wet weather conditions are creating havoc for hay producers and contractors trying to get their hay in the bale. There is an art to getting hay right for quality fodder. The cool damp conditions are making it difficult, with many farmers having laid
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just wasting your time and money,â€? Mr Newling said. â€œIt is critical to get that moisture level at around 18 per cent to avoid damaging the hay, which has been very hard with the recent cool and wet weather. â€œAlso if you leave it too long and the moisture levels are very low then the feed value of the hay is greatly reduced. â€œThere is an art to getting hay just right, and a bit of luck from Mother Nature.â€? Hay, on most occasions, will undergo some degree of heating, sometimes to the extreme when hay will catch fire on its own. The spontaneous combustion of hay can occur due to increased microbial activity and plant respiration when there is excess moisture in the hay. The only time hay will not heat once baled is when it has been baled at very low moisture contents, less than about 15 per cent moisture. However, baling hay this dry or drier, leads to dry matter (DM) and quality losses due to leaf shatter and leaf loss. This is overcome by baling the material when the evening dew comes in which then lifts moisture content above 15 per cent. If hay is baled with more than 20 per cent moisture content, the environment developed inside the bale will result in substantial heating and much greater loss of DM and nutritive value. Many farmers and contractors measure the moisture content of baled hay with portable capacitance moisture metres several days after baling and notice that hay was baled wetter than they thought, which is simply extra moisture being released by the above activity. Excessive heat and possibly fire will occur in hay when the forage being baled is too wet or becomes wet after baling.
Tax deadline passed but returns still needed BY JAMES TAYLOR MORE than 630,000 families have been urged to lodge their outstanding tax returns so Centrelink can finalise their family assistance payments for the 2012-13 financial year. Department of Human Services general manager Hank Jongen said families that had missed the Australian Taxation Officeâ€™s (ATO) October 31 lodgement deadline should complete their tax returns, or tell Centrelink that they were not required to lodge. â€œEven though the ATO deadline has passed, itâ€™s important to finish your familyâ€™s tax quickly so Centrelink can reconcile your family assistance payments and pay any top-ups or supplements you may be entitled to. â€œIf you have a partner, you both need to lodge a tax return, or tell us that you donâ€™t need to lodge, before the reconciliation process can begin. â€œItâ€™s important that you do this before June 30, 2014 to ensure you receive your full entitlements, including the Family Tax Benefit supplements.â€? Once payments are reconciled, families can use online services or the express plus mobile app to see how their rate of financial assistance is calculated. In the last financial year, families receiving financial assistance from Centrelink completed almost 17 million self-service transactions with 2.7 million transactions being completed using the express plus app. It can also be used to update contact details, subscribe to and view online letters, view payments and transaction history and to capture and upload documents. To use the app you need to be registered for Centrelink online services. For more information, head to humanservices.gov.au/families or phone 136 150.
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Patagonia celebrates five years on the Surf Coast BY TIFFANY PILCHER IT’S been five years since environmentally and socially responsible clothing, activewear and equipment store Patagonia opened in Torquay and they’re ready to celebrate. To mark the occasion they’re throwing a huge event at the store on Saturday with a free barbeque, free coffee, a cake stall, face-painting and much more. There will also be live music by young local bands The Big Bug, Sneaky Breakfast, and Swordfish Trombone between noon and 1pm. The company aims to build the best product causing no unnecessary harm and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. Store manager Merrin Jokic said she is looking forward to bringing the Torquay community together and spreading the word about living responsibly. “It’s a great opportunity to celebrate with our customers, the community and environmental groups that have supported us and vice versa for the last five years. “Patagonia wants to engage and enable people to get involved in positive change but some people might not have access to information on how to do that. “We know there are so many people in Torquay who want to and have the time to volunteer so this will be a fantastic day to come down and celebrate while connecting with likeminded organisations and getting all of that information at the same time.” Information will be available on the day from local environmental groups Surf Coast Energy Group, Surfers Appreciating Natural Environment, Surfrider Foundation, Greenmums 3228, Lock the Gate and Danawa Community Garden. They are also holding a clothing swap on the day and encouraging everyone to bring in any Patagonia
clothes they no longer want and swap them instead of throwing them away. Ms Jokic said there will be something exciting happening at all times throughout the day. “There will be heaps of fun activities for kids and the whole family, why not pop in and see what’s happening because it’s going to be a great day from the beginning to the end.”
To join in all the Patagonia Torquay birthday fun and festivities head to the store at 116 Surf Coast Highway on November 23 between 10am and 2pm. Everyone is also invited to kick things off with a beach cleanup at Torquay Beach at the Spring Creek end from 9.30am to 10am. As part of The Responsible Economy – You Are
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Prepare your home for fire season THE Country Fire Authrotiy has announced Victoria is expecting a higher than average risk of grassfire and bushfire this fire season. Each property owner should consider their own fire risk especially if residents live near paddocks, grassland or bush. City of Greater Geelong councillor Lindsay Ellis said the best way for residents to prepare for a fire is to clear all vegetation surrounding the home. â€œIn the circumstance that you are at home when a fire starts, this space around the home may increase you and your familyâ€™s chances of survival, so it is vital to maintain it.â€? Tips to prepare your home include: â€˘ leaf free gutters â€“ keep gutters clean and install leaf guards or a leafless guttering system â€˘ clear vegetation from around the house, keep grass less than 10 centimetres high and remove weeds â€˘ mulch â€“ use stones or pebbles instead of woodchips or dry straw and keep it moist â€˘ gardens â€“ avoid plants with high levels of oils in their leaves such as eucalyptus and tea trees, which are highly flammable â€˘ metal flyscreens â€“ install metal on windows, chimneys, doors and vents to keep out embers â€˘ remove flammable items around the house such as paper, boxes, doormats, woodpiles and garden furniture â€˘ back up water source â€“ in the event of power failure use a non electric pump from an alternative water supply such as a swimming pool, tank or dam.
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Queenscliff Music Festival, come on down! BY TIFFANY PILCHER WITH the big event only days away, the countdown to Queenscliff Music Festival (QMF) is officially on. The event is kicking off for the 17th time tomorrow and the fun won’t stop until well into Sunday night. With a lineup organisers are calling the biggest and best they’ve ever had, the event is set to yet again showcase the greatest established and upcoming talent from all over the country. Festival director Michael Carrucan said the range of acts this year is the best they have curated in the history of the festival. “You never quite get your wishlist but this is very close, we’ve always wanted to have The Living End
here so that’s going to be a big one for us,” he said. “There will be a lot more contemporary acts, and some pretty strong emerging bands like The Trouble With Templeton and The Preatures this year. “We’ve also got a few acts out from Brisbane and Western Australia who don’t usually get over this way,” he said. His top three picks this year are rock legends The Living End to kick things off tomorrow, riffheavy country duo Busby Marou on Saturday and the intensely energetic The Grates to round out the weekend. Long-time QMF fans will also notice a few tweaks that will make the event even more enjoyable. The main stage tent has been expanded to fit in more than 100 extra people, production quality has been enhanced and for the first time the whole site is
licensed except for the kids zone. “With a great mix of bands and an overall upgrade, it’s going to be one to remember,” Mr Carrucan said. One of the emerging acts that is sure to make some waves is Geelong band The Kite Machine. The funky, rootsy trio proved themselves last year while busking at the event and front man Levi Anderson said he’s thrilled to be bumped up to the main stages this year. “We’re over the moon, if an artist has played QMF they tend to get a bit more respect because it’s not an easy festival to get into and I know if I see someone has played there I pay a bit more attention.” As well as a consistent string of gigs around Geelong and at Melbourne’s famed The Espy, the band has been knuckling down to write their first album.
“We’re in the process now and the sound is becoming a bit more electronic and more powerful. “My main influences have come from Jeff Lang and John Butler and lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Mute Math, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine.” With Jeff Lang and John Butler Trio also on the bill, Anderson said it’s going to be a very special event for him personally. “It’s is pretty phenomenal, I’ve seen John Butler three or four times and to see us both on the website, on the same page is awesome, I can’t wait.” Tickets for QMF are still available but selling fast and organisers strongly recommend purchasing tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Tickets, further information and the full line-up can be found at qmf.net.au.
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Stoked to hear McT talk story BY HAMISH BROOKS JUST when you thought you couldn’t be more stoked, you were, because you read that surfing legend Bob McTavish was releasing another book. Bob will be at the Surf World Museum on November 29 to launch More Stoked, which takes up where his previous book Stoked left off. It covers Bob’s life as a surfer as he follows the waves along the north coast of New South Wales to Byron Bay, Angourie and Lennox Heads. Museum curator Craig Baird said Bob’s contribution to surfing in Australia was significant. “Bob McTavish is a classic Australian surfing character who has had a profound impact on surfing in this country. “His impish, animated and charismatic personality makes him a natural-born storyteller. “We are delighted to be able to host an evening of McT talking story.” Craig said Bob McTavish is one of the key figures in the development of the modern surfboard and remains at the forefront of surfboard design and performance after carving out a reputation as a surfer/shaper over four decades. More Stoked is the story of what happens when youth gives way to the responsibilities and discoveries of middle age, when things like family and religion and bringing in income clash head to head with a lifestyle built on no commitments. The book features over 150 rarely seen
photographs in a coffee table style publication. More Stoked will be launched at the Surf World Museum Torquay, at 7pm on November 29. The launch is open to all. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing on the night. Copies may be pre-purchased at the museum retail shop. For further information on the book launch contact the museum on 5261 4606 or email email@example.com.
The cover of Bob McTavish’s new book More Stoked and an image of Bob with a Cornish swallow tail surfboard at Broken Head in the 70s.
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Play empowers bystanders BARWON Health presented You the Man – a play and panel discussion – as part of the G21 Month of Action to Stop Violence against Women on Monday at the Geelong Clinical School. The program, which has been delivered in North American schools and communities for over a decade, explores dating violence and sexual assault, and the power of bystanders to intervene safely. In a partnership with Deakin University’s faculty of health and faculty of arts and education, Professor Ann Taket, Virginia Murray and Patrick van der Werf worked collaboratively with the play’s creator Cathy Plourde from the University of New England to adapt it for Australian audiences.
The Australian play is being directed by Suzanne Chaundy. “Our session (was) intended to get conversations started about how bystanders can intervene in incidents they observe or otherwise become aware of, and interrupt the cycle of violence against women,” Professor Taket said. The Geelong performance was one of several previews that will be conducted throughout Victoria during November. In 2014, Professor Taket and her team will take the program to schools and communities throughout Victoria to raise awareness of the signs of unhealthy relationships and build confidence in bystanders that they can make a difference.
THE Piping Hot Chicken Shop is set to sizzle again this weekend with a performance by one of Australia’s most outstanding singer-songwriters, Nick Barker. Barker will take the stage tomorrow night to perform a collection of the bluesy, country rock songs he has produced over the past 25 years. After playing constantly in Australia and all over world since the 1990s, he has honed the art of performing live with every show proving to be a unique event. Barker has established himself as one of Australia’s finest songwriters and has co-written songs with Paul Kelly, Jimmy Barnes, Felicity Urquhart and a host of other artists. Musically, Nick does not fall into one specific category which is not surprising after such a successful and diverse career. In the early 1980s, he was with one of Australia’s leading indie bands, The Wreckery and by 1987 he ventured out onto his own to start the acclaimed Nick Barker and the Reptiles. They quickly gained a following as one of the country’s best live rock and roll bands of the time. Barker’s current album Black Water Blues is his seventh solo album and has been hailed as a return to the Barker of old. “It’s back to what I do best and I’m proud of it,
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ocean grove bowling club saxon, lilah & jody
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Birds of Tokyo ready to leave the nest BY TIFFANY PILCHER
Before Birds of Tokyo dominate the globe, they’re playing a headline show at the Wool Exchange in Geelong.
THERE is no doubt Australia’s anthemic rock superstars Birds of Tokyo are destined for greatness beyond the incredible success they’ve already achieved. The five-piece has just been nominated for six ARIA awards, they’re on the cusp of cracking the US market and are hitting the road to support Muse on their Australian tour. Luckily for Geelong fans, they’re also squeezing in one of only two headline shows at The Wool Exchange on December 5. It may be the last chance to see the band locally for a while; they’re now splitting their time between Australia and Los Angeles. With the ink still drying on a deal with management powerhouse Universal’s Republic Records, it’s only a matter of time before America cottons on to what they’ve been missing. “The war has only just begun,” said bassist Ian Berney. “It’s become a second home for us and it’s daunting, exciting and hilarious at the same time. “You have to go back to square one, there are a lot of bands out there that don’t care what the audience is doing
and other bands who just feed off the audience’s energy. “We’re feeders, which we need to change so it’s good to take on that challenge.” A challenge will be a change for the band, their 2010 self-titled album was critically acclaimed and won over a new legion of fans with the smash “Plans”. They followed up with their latest album March Fires which went one better, topping the ARIA charts and spawning mega-hit “Lanterns”. With the whole band bunking in together in one LA house, they’re also using the constant flow of creative energy to write their next album. “All of our bedrooms double as production rooms so we’re working all the time and I can already tell where the album is going, it’s really exciting. “We’re going for monsters this time, those big bright, energetic songs that are a lot more immediate,” Berney said. “It’s hooky and energetic and yet another rebellion against the previous albums, we’re evolving again.” Birds of Tokyo are performing at the Wool Exchange, 44 Corio Street Geelong on December 5. Doors open at 8pm and tickets are available from oztix.com.au.
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ocean grove bowling club dar ren , bla ke & anthon y
torquay hotel john & mar k
barwon heads el nicola, monica, jameshot & beautrice
Green scene at Falls applauded BY JAMES TAYLOR LORNE’S Falls Festival is one of the best places to party along the Great Ocean Road, but it has also been recognised for its pioneering initiatives in environmental and cultural projects. The annual festival won the award for excellence in sustainable tourism in the 2013 Victorian Tourism Awards and was highly commended in the international A Greener Festival Awards. Environmental initiatives at the event include: • 468,000 litres of rainwater is harvested and used onsite during the festival, which accounts for 64 per cent of all water utilised at the event • the composting toilets are flush-free saving 180 kilolitres of water each year • in 2012, 55 tonnes of waste was recycled or composted • 62 per cent of patrons travelling to Falls arrive either via carpool or public transport • the festival donated 14.5 cubic meters of VIP catering food to Second Bite after the 2012 event • the festival donates $1 from every ticket sold each year to local community projects. • Falls takes responsibility for their carbon emissions, offsetting all emissions associated with travel, generator fuel use and accommodation. Marion Bay’s Falls Festival also received
plaudits last week, winning the Tasmanian Tourism Award in the major festivals and events category and the top “Outstanding” classification in the A Greener Festival Awards. Festival co-director Jessica Ducrou said it was great to be recognised as an industry leader for the festivals’ sustainable initiatives and processes for the second year in a row. “It makes it much more achievable when you’re able to create your infrastructure on land that is specific and long-term for the festival.” She said the festival’s patrons had embraced the green push. “I think, generally, the people that go to Falls have a level of social awareness.” Following the tourism award wins, the festival announced a competition for Marion Bay ticket holders. The competition will allow a Marion Bay ticket holder (and a friend) the opportunity to experience the Falls Festival twice. Anyone holding a ticket, or anyone who buys one for the Marion Bay event before December 13, will go into the draw to win a double VIP pass to Byron Bay Falls Festival – the first instalment of the event – with flights from Tasmania after their time at the Marion Bay festival. The prize includes transfers, a tent set up on arrival, the chance to watch your favourite band side of stage and flights home. Marion Bay runs December 29-January 1, while Byron Bay Runs December 31-January 3. The Lorne event, in its 21st year, runs December 28-January 1.
Both annual Falls Festival events have received environmental awards.
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bomboras jan & ken
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Big gigs at Torquay Hotel THE Torquay Hotel is sliding straight into summer with a host of upcoming gigs to get the whole dance floor into the spirit of the season. DJ and super producer Grant Smilie will grace the decks to get things started on November 28. Grant has become a household name, not only in Australia but around the world and has declared “the best is still yet to come”. That’s a pretty powerful statement from the man who holds the record for the most time spent in the Australian club chart top 10, with his track “Flaunt It”. In the last year alone, there have been two million YouTube views of his singles and his production outfit TV ROCK has gone to the top of the club charts in six countries. He is a two-time ARIA award winner, a Channel V host and a GQ DJ of the Year – it’s fair to say that G, as he is also known, is the voice of
Australian electronica. Meanwhile, Kid Mac will take the Torquay Hotel stage on November 29. Hailing from Sydney’s south, Kid Mac has carved a name for himself in the Australian music scene with a sound that sets him apart from other artists. With super catchy sing along melodies, dance floor beats and a fine-tuned live presence, he is setting himself up to be one of Australia’s future influential figures. The festival favourite has also supported Mickey Avalon, The Beautiful Girls, Bliss N Eso, and The Game. Tickets for both events are available from the venue. Superstar DJ Grant Smilie is taking on the decks at the Torquay Hotel next week.
Beers, beats and belly laughs at Bomboras BY TIFFANY PILCHER
Melbourne comedian Evan Hocking is set to have the crowd in stitches at Bombora’s Comedy, Beats and Beers event.
IT’S time for Torquay to get their laughing gear warmed up with Bomboras hosting its first Comedy, Beats and Beers event on Saturday. Melbourne-based comedian Evan Hocking will be performing for the first time in Torquay and Geelong musician Olly Friend will be entertaining crowds into the night. Hocking said he’s gearing up for a few laughs that will hit close to home for most people.
“It will be mostly observational humour with some storytelling and there’s definitely an Aussie slant on things,” he said. “People can expect a good atmosphere, some good laughs and a high energy show, it’s going to be a fun night.” Bombora’s co-owner Tom McGrath said he created the event with Josh Friend to provide a new option for a night out on the Surf Coast. “We’re hoping to get the locals out and about enjoying something that doesn’t normally happen
here, we’ll see how this one goes and if we get good feedback we’d love to have more. “People can come in for dinner beforehand and we’ll have some drink specials throughout the night too.” The event at the newly renovated restaurant, beer and wine bar will kick of from 7pm Shop 2, 108110 Surf Coast Highway on November 23. Tickets are $10 each and available from the venue or Bomboras Kiosk at Fisherman’s Beach.
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Norman John “Normie” Rowe was a major male solo performer of Australian pop music in the 1960’s. Known for his bright and edgy tenor voice and dynamic stage presence, many of Rowe’s most successful recordings were produced by Nat Kipner and later by Pat Aulton, house producers for the Sunshine Records label.
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Backed by his band, The Playboys, Rowe released a string of Australian pop hits on the Sunshine Records label that kept him at the top of the Australian charts and made him the most popular solo performer of the mid-1960’s. Rowe’s double-sided hit “Que Sera Sera” / “Shakin’ All Over” was one of the most successful Australian singles of the 1960’s. A strong favorite of Geelong, Normie always delivers an excellent show and the full crowd always leave feeling great.
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Pick of the bunch SUN, summer, oysters? It must be time for Chablis. But, to get things straight from the get-go for those just dipping their toes tentatively in the lake of French wines available, Chablis relates to the region in Burgundy that grows Chardonnay. The Appellation Controlee (AC) laws of France permit only Chardonnay to be grown in the region and there is a rigid hierarchy in the classification of the wines produced. At the top are the seven Grand Cru vineyards of Bougros, Les Peruses, Vaudesir, Grenouilles, Valmur, Les Clos and Blanchots. Next to come are the Premier Cru vineyards, perhaps the best known among them being Montmains, Vaillons, Fourchaume and Montee de Tonnerre. AC Chablis comes next and is sourced from a number of smaller villages around the town grown on stony limestone soils. Finally, we have Petit Chablis from other villages on the outer fringe of the delineated region. The flavours on show depend on the quality level you’re drinking and can be woolly and lanolin drenched. Some all green apples and acidic, others slate and mineral/flint toned, while some are textured, nutty and creamy. Because of its severe climate and chalky limestone soils, Chablis produces Chardonnay wines of a unique character – typically fine, taut, elegant wines, very unlike any Australian produced Chardonnay. The colour is pale white gold with a delicate nose of leatherwood honey and stony minerals reflecting the unique chalky, calcareous soil. One excellent Chablis producer that has captured my attention lately is Patrick Piuze. Patrick’s story is fairly typical winemaker stuff if not for the fact that he was born in Quebec in Canada and didn’t get interested in wine until he met Marc Chapoutier at age 18, who kick started his journey into wine. Patrick travelled the world, working in several wineries (including Australia) and even at one stage setting up a wine bar in Montreal. But it was his yearning to get back into the winery that led him back to Burgundy, where he worked with some of the top names in Chablis like Verget and Brocard, honing his winemaking skills and passion for Chablis and the style of wine he was most interested in producing. His success and reputation as a winemaker then
led him to take his big plunge into establishing his own winery in 2008, and he hasn’t looked back. His approach is very natural and terroir focussed as he detests the use of any outside winemaking influences such as new oak, acidification, chaptalisation etcetera. He doesn’t own any vineyards but relies on his strong relationships with a handful of the very best growers across the region to provide superb quality fruit from only the old vines within the established Chablis boundaries. That way he believes it’s impossible to make a bad wine. With fruit sourced from Chablis AC through to Grand Cru vineyards, he certainly has all the elements at his disposal to make the best wine he can. The wine featured below is a more affordable entry level style from his stable and, considering the price, is definitely worth checking out if you’re interested in getting to know what Chablis is all about. Now, where’s the sun, and where’s those oysters?
bird rock cafe ted, korgy & ala
bird rock cafe whitney & helen
Brew your best beer and win BY JAMES TAYLOR BEER aficionados have been encouraged to brew up their best and submit it for scrutiny at the Great Australian Beer Festival (GABF). Last week, the event launched its second Home Brew Competition, with brewers and craft beer fans gathering to hear details at Mount Duneed’s Odyssey Tavern and Brewery. Beers can be entered in one of five categories – ale, lager, wheat, dark, or other – with an expert panel of judges considering appearance, aroma, body, flavour and technical quality live at the 2014 festival at Geelong Racecourse on February 1. The champion brewer will have their recipe produced on a larger scale under the guidance of Odyssey head brewer Matt Cuthbert, and the beer will also be featured for sale at the 2015 festival. GABF director Michael Ward said organisers wanted to do something a bit different to show their support of home brewers.
“Home brewing is becoming more popular and attracts people from all walks of life. “We’re expecting entrants will come up with some innovative beers as this is a truly fantastic opportunity for aspiring home brewers to turn their commercial dreams into a reality.” The competition is being sponsored by Odyssey and home brewing specialists Wallington’s WRG. Odyssey owner Grant Byrne said home brewers were driving the surging interest in craft beer, and Wallington’s WRG had been a real inspiration for people looking to create their own brew. Entries open on January 6 and close on January 29. GABF has also launched its BEERtography competition, which invites amateur and professional photographers from anywhere in Australia to capture the craft beer lifestyle culture in the visual medium for a chance to win cash prizes. Photographs will be judged by a panel overseen by Melbourne photographer Luzio Grossi. For more information on both competitions, head to gabf.com.au.
Maison Patrick Piuze Chablis “Terroir de Chichee” 2012 ($40) Love the packaging of this wine – soft, elegant, clean lines, stately and creamy – a perfect reflection of the bottle’s contents. The nose is quintessential Chablis with notes of cream, nuts, honey, lanolin, and tell tale chalky mineral character. In the mouth it’s quite full and textured with a good length of fine flavors on the finish.
Beer fans celebrate the launch of the Home Brew Competition at Odyssey Tavern and Brewery. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR
A+E news in brief Sand sculpture competition prizes sought THE famed Queenscliff Sand Sculpture contest is on the lookout for donations of items that can be used as prizes for the winners of the contest. The 16th Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House 2014 Sand Sculpture Contest will be held January 5 at 9.30am. Gabriel Gate has already been confirmed as the guest celebrity judge and will take particular interest in the specially themed category – best seafood sculpture. The competition, held on Queenscliff Beach next to the Pilot’s Jetty, is run by volunteers and attracts over 300 participants including local residents and tourists. Those interested in donating prizes should contact Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House coordinator Carolyn Williams on 5258 3367.
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the bell s bar georgia, cha rlotte & cha
the bells bar david & mark
torquay hotel john, louisa & laura
Golden Vue sees none before it in awards BY HAMISH BROOKS THE Vue Grand’s general manager has described the business’ recent golden plate award wins, which included the top award for the state, as a humbling experience. Vue Grand general manager Connie Trathen said the inaugural State 2013 Overall Golden Plate was the cherry on top of an awards night that included the Golden Plate for Best Restaurant Contemporary Dining Geelong Otway Region and for Best Chef – Jesse Hughes. The Vue Grand was also highly commended for Best Cellar of Local Wines and Finalists for Best Customer Service, Best Menu of Local Food and Outstanding Front of House Person – Caleb Fleet. “It was a humbling experience,” Ms Trathen said. “To win the awards for the region was stunning, and then to win the state awards was such a proud moment. “It was also great to see staff individually being recognised for their achievements as well. “Caleb, our food and beverage manager, has been a finalist for two years in the Outstanding Front of House Person, and for Jesse, our executive chef, to win both Best Chef for the Geelong Otway Region as well as the state award for Best Chef is so rewarding for all the hard work that they put in.” Jesse also walked away with a return business class flight to London thanks to Garuda Indonesia for winning the state award for Best Chef.
“It was a privilege to just be named among the other great competitors,” Hughes said. “But to win was such an honour. “The competition was a great experience, but to walk away with the prize and see the hotel as a whole do so well is such a testament to the team who put in the work.” There were five venues from the Geelong Otway region nominated for awards.
The turkey was domesticated in Mexico and brought to Europe in the 16th century. In the United States and Canada more turkeys are eaten at Thanksgiving than for Christmas and Easter combined. The first meal astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin ate on the moon was turkey in foil packets. What, may you ask has this to do with Torquay Farm Foods? Vue Grand executive chef Jesse Hughes holds one of his delicious creations in the Vue Grand dining room. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS
November 2013 - 30th June 2014
Raised on a small farm with sandy undulating soil, the turkeys are grown free range and demand for them is so great we ordered our birds nine months ago. Turkey is a staple at most Christmas celebrations, but there are many other treats we enjoy at this time of year. Christmas is the time for mince pies, chocolates, plum pudding, brandy butter, ham, sparkling wine, smoked salmon, oysters and prawns. All of these as well as traditional rolled pork loin and fillet of beef are now available at Torquay Farm Foods. We are now taking Christmas orders so you don’t miss out on any of your festive foods.
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3 chicken breasts (about 900g), poached in 50/50 chicken stock/water with bay leaves, ginger, garlic, shallots 3 teaspoons freshly chopped flat leaf parsley 3 teaspoons finely chopped chives
Salt, pepper 1 loaf multi grain (white if preferred) bread
Dice chicken and combine with all other ingredients. Season to taste using good quality salt (Murray River salt flakes are ideal).
Chicken mix needs to be moist – no need to butter the bread. Spread generous amount of filling and cut into three fingers.
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Well we think our turkeys for Christmas 2013 are “out of this world”! They are certified organic from Leadoux Turkeys.
Meanwhile, on the subject of another bird, I wrote an article recently and due to length, the last recipe was left off. So here it is again.
with Tony Le Deux
THE wild turkey is native to northern Mexico and the eastern United States and has been there almost 10 million years.
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Surf Coast Times resident tweeter and information junkie James Taylor casts his eye over what’s been happening on Twitter.
@BraeRestaurant Good morning! We’re now accepting reservations from our opening date, Sunday December 8: braerestaurant.com 8:28 AM - 19 Nov 2013
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@CameronLing “@travisboak10: Stair runs at bird rock don’t get any easier @CameronLing” Very nasty things!! Well done!
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@ChrisGScanlan Register now for the inaugural Roo Run at roorun.com.au. Friday 27 December 2013, Anglesea, Victoria 9:09 AM - 15 Nov 2013
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The first Class A recycled water meters have begun popping up in Torquay North. #PurplePipe #TheDunesTorquay 12:49 PM - 14 Nov 2013
RT “@australiacamper: Taking your kids #Camping? Then here are some activities for them. http://gocampingaustralia.blogspot. com.au/2013/06/5-camping-activities-forkids.html …” This is cool.
@headspace_aus This morn headspace.org.au clicked over to 1 million visits in 2013. Great to see so many ppl finding out what we do & seeking help! 9:05 AM - 15 Nov 2013
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@TheSandsTorquay Congratulations out to Marc Leishman, Benny Bloomfield and @jarrodlylepga for coming top honors in our #choicepageproams at #sandstorquay
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@notthatjt Dominating the dance floor last night then backing up with @RunGeelong today may prove to have consequences for my feet. 7:26 AM - 17 Nov 2013
@notthatjt Great to see @joelselwood14 out on the walk, but I’m not sure about his dirty mo. #RunGeelong 9:23 AM - 17 Nov 2013
@adamlcarey The eternal weekend soundtrack to life in the Aussie burbs is the mechanical drone of someone mowing his small patch of dominion 11:10 AM - 17 Nov 2013
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Anglesea Primary School Parent’s Club would like to thank the following for their generous support of the Big Night Out 2013. Anglesea Bakery Anglesea Beachfront Caravan Park Anglesea Fish & Chips Anglesea Fruitz Anglesea Golf Club Anglesea Golf Club Bistro Anglesea Golf Shop Anglesea Hair Studio Anglesea Hardware Anglesea Hotel Anglesea IGA Anglesea Music Festival Committee Anglesea Newsagency Anglesea Osteopathic Clinic Anglesea Pharmacy Anglesea Pizza and Pasta Anglesea Surf Centre
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Thursday 21 November 2013
Colour in this picture and return it to OPSM Waurn Ponds for your chance to win one of four Peppa Pig merchandise packs valued at $75 each!* OPSM is located next to Bras N Things in the Target mall. *Terms & Conditions apply. Colouring competition entries will be accepted from 9am Thursday 21st to 5pm Wednesday 27th November 2013. Colouring competition entries must be provided to OPSM Waurn Ponds within the specified period to be eligible to win. Colouring competition is open to children aged 1-10 years. Winners will be determined according to four age groups (1) Under 4 years (2) 5 to 6 years (3) 7 to 8 years (4) 9-10 years. There are four (4) x Peppa Pig merchandise packs to be won (valued at $75 each) with one merchandise pack awarded to each age group. Total prize pool equates to $300. All winners will be notified by Friday 29th November 2013 by telephone. This promotion is EXCLUSIVE to OPSM Waurn Ponds & Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre.
ARRIVAL SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER SANTA’S PARADE FREE SANTA PHOTOS STARTS AT 11.30AM FROM 12PM Be the ﬁrst to meet Santa and join his grand arrival parade featuring special guest PEPPA PIG. Plus, enjoy the FREE face painting and Christmas craft workshop between 12pm and 4pm located near the Santa Set. Santa’s parade will start outside Woolworths and conclude at the Santa site located outside Target.
Spend $20 or more in one transaction at ANY specialty store in-centre (excludes supermarkets), present your receipt to Santa’s helpers at the Santa set located outside Target and receive one FREE 4”x 6” professional Santa Photo valued at $15!* ALL PHOTOS WILL BE PRINTED AT THE SANTA SITE WITH IMMEDIATE COLLECTION
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*Terms & Conditions: Offer commences from 12pm on Saturday 30th November and concludes 5pm Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th December or while stocks last. Offer limited to the ﬁrst 2000 people to redeem receipts totalling $20 or more in one transaction from any specialty store at Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre during the promotional period. Offer excludes layby receipts, bill payment receipts and receipts from Safeway Caltex, Woolworths supermarket and Coles supermarket. Receipts can be redeemed at the Santa set located outside Target. Customers will receive one 4”x 6” photo from JUST A MOMENT PHOTOGRAPHY. One photo per receipt totalling $20 or more. Multiple FREE packages are not permitted. One FREE photo only per customer. FREE photo is valued at $15. Free photo cannot be exchanged and is not redeemable for cash. All Santa photos will be printed at the Santa site, at the time of visit with immediate collection. Photo collection is at the discretion of the Just A Moment Photography Santa Photos team.
Thursday 21 November 2013
1. Lovers’ fling 2. Fossil resin 3. Yielded 4. Compelled 5. Die away, ... out 6. Tots up (4,2) 10. Real, ... fide 11. Lambs’ mothers 12. Trick 13. Inscribe 14. Goodbye in Italy 15. Maids 16. Mean (to) 17. Seventh, ..., ninth 18. Interrupt (speaker) 19. Barrels 20. Manlike machine
SUDOKU SUDOKU SOLUTION
1. Moved ahead 5. Salty white cheese 7. Unsightly fat 8. Rained 9. Congenital 12. Leg joint part 15. Acted as link 19. Shiny car fitting 21. Orations 22. Entertain in street 23. Beach covering 24. Pause
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COASTAL QUIZ SOLUTIONS 1. Zali Steggall 2. Apple 3. Westlife 4. George Bailey 5. Meg 6. Elizabeth 7. Sesame seeds 8. Four 9. James Fenimore Cooper 10. Skin 11. Book shop 12. Chalk 13. Google 14. Drum 15. Sir Elton John 16. French 17. Asparagus 18. Finnish 19. Graham Arnold 20. Abu Dhabi
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15. David Furnish is the celebrity partner of which famous entertainer? 16. English is one of the official languages of the Olympic Games. Which is the other? 17. Which vegetable was once called sparrow grass because of mispronunciations? 18. What nationality was the composer Jean Sibelius? 19. Who replaced Guus Hiddink as coach of the Socceroos in 2006? 20. Which city is the home base to Etihad Airways?
1. Who was the first Australian to win an 7. What is tahini made from? individual medal at a Winter Olympic Games? 8. How many sides does a rhombus have? 2. Which fruit is usually used to make a strudel? 9. The Last Of The Mohicans is the classic novel by which American writer? 3. Irish singer-songwriter Brian McFadden was a member of which boy band? 10. Dermatitis affects which part of the body? 11. What kind of shop did Hugh Grant’s character 4. Which Australian batsman scored the most own in the movie Notting Hill? runs in the recent one-day series against India? 12. What is the common name for the chemical compound calcium carbonate? 5. In the novel Little Women who was the oldest of the March sisters? 13. Which company bought YouTube in 2006? 14. What kind of instrument is a bodhran? 6. What was the Queen Mother’s first name?
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Attached or single, with the full moon activating your romance zone, it’s time for charming Capricorns to flirt up a storm and have some fabulous fun! The more you nurture professional partnerships, the more support and feedback you’ll receive. And don’t limit your peer group to the same old safe crowd – it’s time to add some fresh faces to your circle of friends.
Don’t rush Rams! Think things through before you act – especially when you go shopping. Avoid being seduced by “buy now, pay later” offers. Be realistic about your current financial situation, otherwise there could be serious consequences in the months ahead. Enterprises begun on Wednesday are likely to do well, as your energy and enthusiasm are high.
Capricious Crabs – are you ready for your monthly dose of full moon madness? If you do your best to avoid touchy subjects and vexing people then you’ll get through the week OK, without major tantrums or buckets of tears. Jupiter gives you a welcome confidence boost on Friday, when professional problems or personal pressures slide off you like water off a duck’s back.
This week’s full moon stimulates your sex/money zone, so expect dramatic developments to do with lust or loot. You prefer order and harmony in your daily routine but things won’t run according to your perfect plans. Don’t fight it Libra – just go with the flow. It’s a wonderful weekend to propose, get married, celebrate an anniversary or go on a romantic first date.
This week’s full moon is in your sign so many Bulls are in the mood for a makeover, as you experiment with a brand new image and beauty routine. But if you are stubborn and dig your heels in with loved ones you’ll get nowhere fast – being flexible will get you a lot further. Romance is in the air for long-time lovers this weekend. Singles – look for a lover who is also a friend.
Expect work worries or domestic dramas, as the full moon stirs up insecurities. You’ll need to think carefully before you speak, and don’t add fuel to the fire by making thoughtless remarks that antagonise others. Instead, utilise your Leo leadership skills in smart ways. Creativity is high from Friday afternoon onwards, when the sun shimmies into your self-expression zone.
A flexible and fun approach is the secret to a successful week. A stubborn attitude will only lead to a fraction too much friction. If you are patient and understanding then your personal relationships will gradually improve. Don’t be a selfish Scorpio – compromise is the key. Leisure activities are favoured, as you connect with like-minded people in your local neighborhood.
Have you been so busy worrying about the world’s problems that you’ve neglected home and hearth? This week’s full moon activates your domestic zone, so it’s time to lavish your Aquarian abode and your loved ones with plenty of overdue TLC. But your words could be misinterpreted on Sunday, so it would be wise to embellish them with some tactful sugar-coating.
Talkative Twins are real chatterboxes and over the next week watch what you say, how you say it, and who you say it to – especially at work. You’ve got so many ideas buzzing around in your brain but Pluto encourages you to pace yourself. Be inspired by birthday great George Eliot “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together”.
Calling all Virgo fuss-pots! You have such high standards and can be very critical of yourself and others. Try not to be too hard on loved ones and colleagues this week. The full moon’s in fellow earth sign Taurus so it’s time to relax, as you spend time in nature and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Let non-essentials go and focus on what’s really important to you.
The full moon activates your wellbeing zone so it’s time to shine the spotlight on your health and fitness, and make sure you’re up-to-date with medical and dental checks. And don’t make mountains out of molehills, especially at work. If you can maintain a sense of perspective and humour then you’ll get through this feisty full moon week with loads of sassy Sagittarian style.
Don’t procrastinate Pisces! The full moon stirs up your communication zone and your emotions. So allow yourself plenty of time to prepare for meetings and appointments, then you won’t end up feeling stressed. When it comes to your aspirations and ambitions for the future, roll up your sleeves and get to work. The more proactive you are, the more successful you’ll be.
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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
30th November & 1st December Christmas Tree Festival 11am at the Aireys Inlet Hotel
8th December Community Carols 7.30 at the Bark Hut (Community Hall if bad weather)
ANGLESEA 26th November Plant Sale 9am at the Bowling Club
4th December Anglesea Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner Phone 5263 1488
TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS Family History Research Library
what’s happening DRYSDALE 6th December Coryule Chorus Christmas Concert 2pm at the St James hall in Collins Street Bookings 5253 2717 or 5253 2322
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
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
LEOPOLD 21st November Leopold Dance 7.30pm-10.30pm at the Sportsman Club in Kensington Road Contact Lorraine 5259 3968
Bellarine Community Health
Open from 10.30am to 1pm at 5a McMillan Street. Surf Coast Family History Group Meets every second Thursday of the month at 10am. http://home.vicnet.net.au/~angen/fn_home.htm
Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291
SUNDAYS Sunday Worship at St Aidan’s Church
Fig Tree Community House
1st & 3rd Sunday Anglican Service. Other Sundays Uniting Service
APOLLO BAY SUNDAYS Farmers Market Youth Club Hall Moore Street 3rd Sunday of every month.
LORNE 5289-2972 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Xtreme KidZ Club for primary school aged kids
Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291
3.30-5.30pm at 35 Boston Rd, Torquay www.salvos.org.au/torquay
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.
Last Saturday of the month from 8am-1pm. Community Hall in Hitchcock Avenue. Contact Lila on 0402 642 357.
CLIFTON SPRINGS 22nd November Clifton Springs Primary School Drive In presents “Despicable Me 2” Tickets available from the office of the Primary School Enquiries to Jo Aspland on 0438 055 679
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
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
PARAPARAP DrolKar Buddhist Centre Buddhist Philosophy Mondays 7.30pm-8.30pm Tuesdays 11-12pm Healing Meditation Tuesdays 1-2pm Meditation 11-12pm Fridays Mindfulness November 16th 9.30-4.30pm Geshe Doga Teaching Sunday 11-12.30 Bookings Essential Please see website for full program 625 Nortons Road, Paraparap. Closed on total fire ban days email@example.com www.drolkarbuddhistcentre.org.au
Every 4th Tuesday. 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens Rooms Price Street. New members welcome. Phone 5264 7476.
QUEENSCLIFF 5th January Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House Sand Sculpture Contest
www.willowstarentertainment.com Insured and working with kids check!
10.30am-12.30 weekly S C Community House, 14 Price St, Torquay. Inquiries: Jean 52647484
Free meetings Torquay Philosophy 2pm-4.30pm at The Pear Tree Cafe, Gilbert St. Inquiries: Michael 52647484
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.
9.30am-11am at Torquay Christian Fellowship at 25 Grossmans Road Enquiries Kirsty on 0408 719 861
SATURDAYS Torquay Central Farmer’s Market
Bellarine Community Health Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291
8:30am-1pm at Torquay Central Car Park.
SUNDAYS Torquay & District Historical Society
Open every Sunday throughout winter 2pm-4pm at the old Police Station, 18 Price Street.
Bellarine Community Health Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291
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
Spring Creek Community House For more information phone 5261 2583 or www.springcreekcommunityhouse.org.au M.A.P (Morning Activity Programme for Kids & Parents) Mondays – 9:30am-10am Little da Vinci’s 3-5 years old Tuesdays – 9:30am-10am Bells & Beats 0-5years old. 10.30am-11am 0-5years old. Wednesdays – 9:30am-10am Tiny Dancers 3-5 years old Thursdays – 9.30am-10am 0-5 year olds. Music and Movement Quirky Craft & Morning Coffee-Wednesdays 10.30-12 noon. Community Art Studio-Tues at 1.30-3.30pm. Taking Enrolments for New Courses for Term 4 2013: 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
10am at 25 Grossmans Road Phone 5261 6831 or www.torquaybaptist.com
Bells Beach Christian Church 9.30am at the TIA Hall 12 Price Street Torquay Go to www.bbcc.com.au
WINCHELSEA 23rd November Old Time Dance 8pm-11.30pm at the Globe Theatre in Main Street Contact 0409 253 188
MONDAYS Winchelsea Toy Library 11.30am-1.30pm (no school holidays) Call Carrie on 5267 2028 or email winchelseatoylibrary@ gmail.com
MONDAYS Combined Probus Club of Torquay Surfcoast
Winchelsea Community House
Meets 2nd Monday of each month. 10am at the Lion’s Village, Kooringa Place. Contact Yvonne on 5261 9120
28 Hesse Street. For all the classes and timetables please ring 5267 2028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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THURSDAYS Meditation and Philosophy
FRIDAYS Torquay Playgroup
9.30am at the front beach near the Pilot’s Jetty. Enquiries to Carolyn 5258 3367
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PARTIES DRESS UPS FESTIVALS DANCING KINDERS G SINGIN PLAYGROUPS ARTS & CRAFTS
Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 35 Boston Road. All enquiries www.salvos.org.au/torquay
Torquay Garden Club
Bellarine Community Health
Meets every second Thursday at 1.30pm Ocean Grove Community Health Centre For more information contact 5221 8862
Coastal Sound Youth & Children’s Chior
Monday: Canasta/Bolivia, Family Tree Group, Chair Yoga & Funky Monday Singing Group Tuesday: Card Making, Art Group, One on One Computer Help & Line Dancing for Beginners, Harmonica Wednesday: Music for Parents & Pre-Schoolers, Drawing & Sketching for Fun, Dog Training & Crochet/Knitting Group Thursday: Canasta/Bolivia, Dog Training, DVD Stretching & Tai Chi, Guitar for Primary Students / Guitar for Adults Friday: Back to School for Seniors Fortnightly: Philosophy Cafe Monthly: Book Club, Port Snappers Camera Club, Bird Watching Group & Gardening Group The Portarlington Neighbourhood House, enquiries: 5259 2290 / www.portnh.org.au
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
SATURDAYS Community Market
Friday & Saturday mornings from 9am-12 noon. Tuesdays 10am-1pm Cnr Pride & Price Streets.
Portarlington Neighbourhood House
CLU - Choose It, Lose It, Use It
Prostate Support Group
Anglican Church Torquay Op Shop
Portarlington Senior Citizens Centre
Ocean Grove Park in Presidents Avenue Pone 5255 2302
Wanting goods to be donated for the fete Please call Mark 5264 1536 or Ken 5254 2876
8.15pm at the Torquay Improvement Association Hall in Price Street Enquiries to Jessica 0428 881 254
Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291
9am-1pm on the Foreshore Visit www.visitotways.com for full events for the month
Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291
TUESDAYS No Lights No Lycra
Bellarine Community Health
7th December Car Boot Sale
11th January Barwon Heads Uniting Church Fete
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Wait for the members say
Important questions in Barwon Heads
I write to express my concerns about the proposed Geelong council takeover of Ocean Grove Park. I am disappointed that council is continuing negotiations for a land transfer deal despite the fact that the Ocean Grove Park Association members have not yet voted on a transfer of ownership. Why is council still pursuing this matter? Will this process end with a consultation meeting to advise us that the transfer is inevitable? If this is not the intention of council, then why is it wasting its time and resources on negotiating a land transfer deal when the park members might vote to reject any transfer of ownership? Please consider the past and present members who fought long and hard to save the park in the 1990s, the residents who pitched in with donations at that time, and the members who continue to maintain the park today and organise the Tranquility Fair and other events. They all deserve to be treated with respect. I urge Beangala ward councillor Jan Farrell to suspend negotiations on this matter until the members have had their say.
While the Barwon Heads community bid to purchase our local RSL has failed, important questions remain. Our RSL was purchased and improved with community money. Why did the RSL not take this into account during the bid process? In 2012, the title showed three men as joint proprietors. These men purchased the RSL Property in the first place. Now the RSL is on the title. Who is the real vendor? Our community proposed an ongoing partnership with the RSL as we believe the war narrative is as important today as it was in the 1950s when our hall was built. There is a generation of children who have never known war and they need to be educated about the stories and consequences of war. Why did the RSL not take this into account during the bid process? Why is the RSL Annual Report not available on their website? How will the million dollars received from the purchase be spent by the RSL? Will any of these funds flow back to the Barwon Heads community? Given the declining membership base of the RSL, what is the RSL strategy to remain relevant to future generations? There are hundreds of RSL Halls in regional Victoria. What will happen to them, as numbers decline? Were they originally developed with community money? The Men’s Shed movement reflects the philosophy of the traditional RSL. Why isn’t the RSL working in partnership with this fledging movement when there are so many synergies? So many unanswered questions...
Christine Brooks Member, Ocean Grove Park Association
Hon. Terry Mulder, MP Minister for Public Transport Minister for Roads
Safe driving during Schoolies Dear Editor,
ANDREW KATOS MP
Member for South Barwon District
Please feel free to contact me to discuss any State Government concerns you may have. Electorate Office: 152 High St Belmont 3216 Phone: 5244 2288 Fax: 5244 2327 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Authorised by: A Katos 152 High St Belmont
As Victoria’s latest crop of school leavers prepare for final exams, many will have Schoolies week celebrations firmly in the back of their minds. For a lot of them, it will be their first taste of freedom as independent adults and many will embark on road trips with their friends to Schoolies hotspots throughout the country. Given what we know about the link between inexperienced drivers and road trauma, now is the right time for parents to get the safe driving message across to their kids. In all the excitement of the week, we know some young drivers will be tempted to drive after having a single drink or pack the car with their mates to get to and from events. Laws requiring red P-platers to have zero blood alcohol and a limit of one peer passenger are designed to save lives and there can be no excuse for doing the wrong thing. Also, if they are going on a long trip, which for a new driver can be as short as two hours, parents should make sure their children take the family’s safest car and plan a rest stop to prevent fatigue. For more information on how to help their kids plan a safe and enjoyable Schoolies Week, parents should visit the TAC’s new website saferpplaters. com.au, part of the our campaign reaching out to parents of newly-licensed drivers. This is a very exciting time for any young school leaver and we urge them to take all possible steps to ensure they get home safely. Clare Amies Acting CEO, Transport Accident Commission
Victoria Strachan Barwon Heads Arts Council Inc.
Association’s community encouragement
Georgia, or any other person, is welcome to join the group if they live within the 3228 postcode and if they agree with our statement of purpose which is on our website –3228ra.org. We openly encourage the wider community to become members, to express their views and be involved with the association. Since the group has become involved in issues within the 3228 postcode area, the membership has grown significantly and the committee takes this as a vote of confidence from the broader community. 3228 Residents Association
Permanent spotlight needed for rare delight Dear Editor, The good news is that we in Torquay have a secret, a rare delight that we enjoy at least three times a year. That is the performances of the Torquay Theatre Troupe who continually come up with productions well above and beyond the standards of country theatre. I recently witnessed their latest production, The Foreigner, and was amazed as usual at the depth of talent this group exhibits. The bad news came next day when I observed all the shining lights of the previous evening brought back to earth, by having to embark on the physical drudgery of moving a vast amount of props and material from the show, out of their temporary theatre into storage in any number of sheds or containers. I thought to myself this is not right. This marvellous group needs a permanent home. That they continue to produce such fine shows in temporary accommodation speaks wonders for their courage. We need a performing arts centre on the Surf Coast and we need it now. Spencer Leighton Torquay
Gray areas in Sands logic Dear Editor,
Dear Editor, In response to Georgia’s letter “Misleading association” (November 14) – the 3228 Residents Association grew from the 3228 postcode area residents expressing the view that there was a lack of cohesive “voice” to put the community’s position on issues affecting the towns therein. The 3228 Residents Association does not claim to represent every view of every individual who lives within Torquay, Jan Juc, Bellbrae or the Bells Beach area. No group could make that claim, including political parties, which we vote for at elections. The association tries to represent the views of the majority of its members. Any democratic group will always have members with differing views and our members are welcome to post their opinions on our website or Facebook page or contact us by email. In fact, we actively encourage comment from our members and involvement at committee level.
Re “Sands sound” (Surf Coast Times, November 14), the front page article in last week’s edition on council’s hearing of submissions meeting concerned with the proposal to convert the hotel and most of the clubhouse at The Sands to an aged care facility. The article concluded with the mischievous and misleading assertion by Mr Gray from St Quentin Consulting that since 75 per cent of estate residents had not made written submissions, those that did were not a representative voice. The article didn’t explain that in response to a direct question from Cr McKiterick as to how many submissions were made by residents in favour of the proposal, Mr Gray sheepishly admitted none. So using Mr Gray’s logic, is it now reasonable to assert if there were no submissions in favour, 100 per cent of residents are against. Paul Martonhelyi Torquay
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Help P-platers get through the red DISTURBING crash statistics showing Victorian P-platers are 30 times more likely to be involved in a crash has prompted the latest youth road safety campaign – Get through the red together. Launching the campaign last week, Minister for Roads Terry Mulder said the state government is aiming to educate parents of newly licensed drivers. “Road safety is a mindset that starts at home,” Mr Mulder said. “The campaign encourages parents to ‘get through the red together’ and stay involved in the first six months of their child driving solo. “‘Getting through the red’ refers to young drivers’ first year of red P-plates. During this year, the first six months are the most dangerous, when young drivers are at their highest risk of having a crash.” Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips said findings from extensive research by the TAC, VicRoads and RACV into the attitudes of parents and their children had shaped the campaign. “Parents do a fantastic job supervising their children through the 120 hours of supervised driving required by learner drivers,” Mr Rich-Phillips said. “This shows that Victoria’s Graduated Licensing System is working, with a recent evaluation showing it has reduced fatal crashes involving young drivers by 23 per cent. But, the fact that new P-platers are 30 times more likely to crash tells us more can be done.” Mr Mulder said the research showed parents might
not be aware of how influential they could be on their children, even after their children became adults. “By setting an example and offering advice, parents play an important role in helping their kids adjust to life unsupervised behind the wheel. As part of the campaign, a website will focus on common challenges such as driving at night, long distance trips, driving while distracted, peer pressure and avoiding the temptation of drink driving. “We don’t want any family to go through the
trauma of losing a child and that is why we continue to look at new approaches,” Mr Mulder said. Reminding parents of how they can help their children stay safe upon getting their licence is a key action in the government’s Road Safety Strategy 2013-2022. Find out more at roadsafety.vic.gov.au. The TAC campaign, created in collaboration with VicRoads and the RACV, will be advertised on TV, radio, print and supported by valuable hints and advice online at saferpplaters.com.au.
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.
TAC Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips, Simone Harrigan and her son Jesse, who is a P-plater in his first six months of solo driving.
Your kids are 30 times more likely to crash when they start driving on their ’s. The ﬁrst six months your newly licensed drivers are on the road are the most dangerous of their driving life. That’s because they are relatively inexperienced behind the wheel, and are more likely to take risks – sometimes without even realising. Like, driving at unsafe speeds for the road conditions or deciding to drive after a couple of drinks.
But there are ways you can help them stay safe. From talking to them about how they plan to get home, to picking them up after drinking, or even lending them the safer family car when going on long drives, you can continue to be involved. Before you talk to your kids, ﬁnd out everything you need to know by visiting
Thursday 21 November 2013
Snake bites student in Lorne A STUDENT was bitten by a snake while hiking near Cora Lynn Falls in Lorne recently, prompting a warning from Lorne Community Hospital. The student, 16, from Melbourne was hiking along the Cora Lynn Cascades track when he was bitten by a tiger snake last Friday afternoon. A teacher contacted 000, to report the incident and the, CFA, SES, police, an ambulance and staff from the Lorne Community Hospital attended the scene. The patient required no major systems of envenomation so he was taken to the Lorne Community Hospital to receive immediate attention and was later transported into Geelong Hospital for further testing. Lorne Community Hospital acute nursing unit manager Jason Phieler said â€œif anyone suspects they have been bitten by a snake, seek immediate medical attention or call 000â€?.
â€œIt is not common for victims to dismiss a snake bite for a sharp twig or stinging nettle, they often present with very little pain around the area,â€? Mr Phieler said. If you or someone around you is bitten by a snake it is recommended you: â€˘ stay calm and dial 000 and ask for an ambulance â€˘ if it is safe to do so remove yourself from further danger but do not touch or try to catch the snake â€˘ if you have a pressure bandage apply it to the wound and then wrap up the limb no tighter than you would do if you had sprained your ankle â€“ do not cut off circulation â€˘ If the bite is not a limb apply pressure directly to the site of the bite. â€˘ keep still and avoid walking â€˘ do not cut or suck the wound. â€˘ do not wash the wound as the venom on the skin A student was bitten by a tiger snake while hiking in Lorne recently, prompting emergency services workers to remind everyone of what to do if bitten by a snake. can be used to identify the appropriate antivenin.
Mighty Movember finale
Mo Bros and Mo Sistas across the world are finally past the itchy halfway mark.
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Harry was like the Sun. Wild and impossible to tame, yet comforting and never without purpose. He had a constant glow of positivity and happiness radiating off of him. When he entered a room, you could feel it; you could almost see and touch it. Even in the most basic aspects, Harry was like the Sun. For what does the Sun do? It gives life; it makes plants grow. And so of course it was Harry who happened to be the only 16-year-old kid with his own self-inspired vegetable garden. And what was astonishing was how he cared for his vegetable garden. He loved his garden with a passion that can only be described as baffling. It was in this that you could see his unbreakable happiness. It was as if he had the key to being content and so he knew that nothing else could really get to him. His mission was to create good times â€“ to spread happiness to others. He was an old soul, so old that he was wise enough to stay young, wild and carefree. And though one day even the Sun itself will appear to die, it will never really leave us; it will merely transform, as all things eventually do. So, in the midst of all the confusion, there is one thing we should remind ourselves: Energy never dies. Our hearts go out to Harryâ€™s family and close friends. RIP Harry
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Classic day for Sands Pro-Am BY TIFFANY PILCHER PGA Tour player Marc Leishman got off to a blistering start on his way to winning the inaugural Surf Coast Classic Pro-Am on Monday. The Australian pro scored five birdies on his first 10 holes at The Sands Torquay and an eagle on the par 5 16th hole for a total of six under par 66 and a one-shot win over Benjamin Bloomfield. Tournament host Jarrod Lyle backed up from his efforts in the Australian Masters to finish third with a three under par 69. Lyle said he was proud to host the event on his home turf despite feeling the effects of his return to professional golf last week. â€œI could feel my body slowly deteriorating but I was so happy to be out on the course.
â€œThe best idea we had was to have it in buggies, I really donâ€™t think I would have made it around otherwise. â€œItâ€™s great to feel like I am a part of golf again and having my family at the masters and so many Torquay faces in the crowd made it even better.â€? The event attracted a number of top players and celebrities including Daniel Popovick, Billy Brownless, Michael Roberts and Tom Hawkins. â€œTo be able to say Mark Leishman won the first ever Sands Pro-Am is a big win in itself, we were thrilled so many people got behind the event, it was a great day all round,â€? Lyle said. The PGA Pro-Am series returns to the Geelong region later this month when the Lonsdale Golf Club hosts the Lonsdale Pro-Am on December 2.
The star-studded inaugural Surf Coast Classic Pro-Am attracted a bevy of celebrities to The Sands Torquay on Monday including event winner Mark Leishman, host Jarrod Lyle, Billy Brownless and Tom Hawkins. Photos: MOLLIE BRANDJES
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TEAM Quiksilver, comprising of Nat Johnson, Jeff Sweeney and Troy Brooks battled mediocre conditions over the weekend to take out the Surf Fest title. The trio including former World Championship Tour surfer Brooks conquered sloppy swell and onshore winds at Jan Juc on Saturday morning to clinch the top honours. Female entrants Ruby Campbell, Grace Robertson and Lucy Small put in an admirable effort despite the lack of competition. Surf World Museum and SEDA facilitate the annual competition in partnership with The Quiksilver Foundation and the event raised $1,500 this year to assist children to participate in SurfGroms. The contest is open to any team of three surfers comprising of a shortboard rider, a longboard rider and a retro rider with a single or twin fin board. SEDA surf program students helped run the competition and program facilitator Stuart Hawken said the day produced some fantastic surfing despite the marginal conditions. “It was obvious everyone was trying the hardest even though there was a fairly strong onshore wind, there were even a few aerials here and there,” he said. “It was a great competition to watch, it was a close competition and there was some pretty spectacular surfing to be seen.” “We had eight teams this year, numbers were a little down on last year but we were happy with the turnout, especially considering the weather.” The event kicked off with around 70 people
attending a screening of the 1987 film Mad Wax at Quiksilver on Friday night. Hawkins said it was great to see not only world class surfers but also the general public getting behind the cause. “All the money goes towards putting disadvantaged kids into SurfGroms which we’re really passionate about. “We’re really pleased with the outcome, it will pay for around 10 kids to go through the program and that’s great because it can make a huge difference for those kids. “Hopefully the conditions will pick up at next year’s competition so we can help a few more.”
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The men’s winning team (L-R) Jeff Sweeney, Nat Johnston and Troy Brooks with SEDA students after the event.
Bellarine triumphs in surf ski challenge A SURF ski teams challenge between Bellarine and Surf Coast was held last Saturday with Bellarine coming out the victor. Bellarine surf ski paddlers won the inaugural Bellarine V Surf Coast teams surf ski race on Saturday afternoon. Paddlers were presented with excellent conditions for the 13 kilometre downwind course from Pelican Shores, Leopold to Limeburners Lagoon in Corio. The event organiser, Jan Juc’s Pete Currie, said it was a great turnout on a great day and congratulated Bellarine on their convincing win. Pete said that Surf Coast ski paddler Tim
Altman jumped from the pack early in the race and could not be reined in, eventually finishing first. Best placed paddler from Bellarine was David McDonald from Point Lonsdale finishing third overall. The fastest woman paddler was Wendy Reyntjies from Surf Coast. A good team effort from the Bellarine team, saw them secure a convincing victory - 116 points to Surf Coast’s 71. Members of the Bellarine surf ski team celebrate their win.
THE club championships are now in full swing and one of the highlights of results so far has been the victory in the men’s veterans’ singles by Noel Harbison, at the sprightly age of 91. Harbo beat Murray Monteith in a top-notch final to prove that age definitely is no barrier if the will is there. In the women’s club championship, Roma Julian and Melva Grinter beat Elaine Rosser and Suzanne Lund and in the men’s event the powerful combination of Gary Banks and Alan Sampson proved too strong for Ashley Prosser and Alan Douglas. The teams that won the pairs now have the right to contest the Geelong Region title, and from then on could get to the state event. On an administrative note, the club is celebrating signing up its 350th member, and numbers are continuing to grow. Chairman Des Bruhn said that with the redevelopment rapidly taking shape and the club probably being able to start using the fantastic facilities early next year, interest in the club has hit a new high. “People are beginning to see what we are going to have and want to be part of it. Applications are coming in a steady stream,” Des said. Over the past week the club has started to place advertisements for expressions of interest in operating the full commercial kitchen that will be a key feature of the new facilities. “With the opening up of the club, we are maximising the superb view that the site is blessed with and people will be astounded when they see what we have got,” Des said. While we are still limited to the “Big Top” at present, the Hocking Stuart weekly members’ lucky draw has gone off consistently. In fact, club stalwart Kevin McCormack has won it a couple of times in recent weeks and there are moves afoot to nobble him.
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FISHING REPORT ANGLESEA Reports of snapper continue with reports of gummy shark also being caught The odd couta has also been reported Salmon are still being caught off most beaches along our 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 Still salmon being taken off most beaches Snapper are being caught offshore when boats get out The Aire River is still continuing to fish reasonably well Harbour producing grass whiting and squid. 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 reported in the river Snapper are being caught offshore Reports of gummy shark continue.
TORQUAY Snapper being caught offshore Some gummy shark are also being caught Salmon off most local beaches Bream still being caught in Spring Creek Remember Torquay Tackle and Sports. For all the best available advice in Torquay on tackle and bait, drop in and see Gareth and Jonathan. They will do their best to ensure you get the most up-to-date information available, phone 5264 8207.
QUEENSCLIFF St Leonards, still reports of snapper in deeper water, with reports of whiting and calamari also Swan Bay still has plenty of garfish Point Lonsdale has reports of garfish, trevally, salmon and some snapper off the pier The White Lady continues to produce whiting and calamari The creek has trevally, salmon and mullet continue.
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WITH the snapper season well under way, all anglers are reminded of the catch limits that apply to snapper – a recent boat seizure prompting this reminder to obey snapper rules. As recreational anglers we need to obey bag and size limits for snapper. Fisheries Victoria acting education and enforcement director Ian Parks said Fisheries officers had seized two boats on Port Phillip Bay as a result of anglers exceeding the bag limit. “In the latest case, Fisheries officers allegedly found 17 snapper aboard a boat... at St Kilda,” Mr Parks said. “When the officers inspected the boat, the two men on board presented six snapper over 40 centimetres in length, which represented the maximum legal catch. “But a subsequent search allegedly revealed a further 11 snapper over 40 centimetres in length concealed in a compartment of the boat.” The two men had their boat and fishing equipment seized and will be charged on summons with exceeding the bag limit for snapper. The daily bag limit for snapper over 40 centimetres in length is three fish per person. Mr Parks said bag and size limits were in place to ensure the sustainability of Victoria’s fisheries. He said anglers could expect to receive harsh penalties for ignoring the rules, including large fines and the potential seizure of their boat and other equipment. “The message to anglers is that snapper season is well under way and there is some great fishing to be had in Port Phillip Bay and Westernport Bay,” Mr Parks said. “The majority of recreational anglers do the right thing and observe the rules. “However, a small minority can threaten the sustainability of the fishery by flouting the law. “Those caught can expect fines, seizure of their equipment and potentially fishing bans.” Mr Parks said Fisheries officers would be maintaining a strong presence in areas popular with snapper anglers for the remainder of the season. Reminder Anglers planning a trip out in boats must ensure they take all safety care they can in both retrieving
or launching boats. Though many have done this over and over it never pays to take launching for granted. Safety must always come first. Otherwise some not-so-funny accidents can occur, depending on your view point (see below).
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Thursday 21 November 2013
Barrabool keeps top two spot BY JAMES TAYLOR BARRABOOL has squeaked home against Jan Juc to remain undefeated and second on the ladder in the A grade of the BPCA. Playing away, Barrabool restricted the home side to 175 off 40 overs and, despite losing two wickets when the scores were tied, finished at 7/179. Barwon Heads easily accounted for Portarlington at home. Chasing 219, Barwon Heads passed the total three wickets down, Billy Pellam’s 99 and Craig Biddiscome’s 86 guiding the team to 6/326. A good innings of 67 from opener Tyron Norman Queenscliff opener Toby Smith shows textbook forward defence. Photos: TOMMY RITCHIE was not enough to help Anglesea get over the line against Newcomb. The visitors were chasing 215 but were dismissed for 134. Dylan McFarlane took three wickets for Newcomb. Ocean Grove captain Lucas Cameron picked up four wickets to help his side defend 258 at home. Queenscliff lost both openers cheaply and despite Tom Dorman scoring 78, the visitors were eventually bowled out for 171. A pair of near-centuries (98 not out from Ron Pellion and 96 from Kane Taylor) pushed Drysdale to 305, and Wallington were in trouble at 5/88 in reply last weekend. Good middle and lower order batting from Luke Westcott(47 not out) and Damien Biemans (41) helped Wallington finish at 233. Brett Harding took four wickets for Drysdale. Collendina had the bye. For full results, head to mycricket.cricket.com. The Drysdale fielders are about to celebrate as Darren Cameron has snicked this Cam Clayton hurls one down for Drysdale, as Wallington opener Darren Cameron au and search for “Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Association”. one to first slip. backs up.
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Thursday 21 November 2013
ANGLESEA GOLF CLUB CLUB Championships were decided at the weekend. Our new Club Champions are Brett Balloch and Julie Taylor. Julie had a very tight finish, coming in one shot ahead of Margot Parton, for her first time as Club Champion, and for Brett it was his ninth win. In the other grades the winners for the men were Peter Wagner in B Grade, Owen Batchelor in C Grade and John Mooney in the Seniors (over 55), and in the nett events it was Nigel Forsyth in A Grade and Peter and Owen in their grades. For the ladies, Maralyn Cross won C Grade and Sandy Favre won the nett and in B Grade your scribe was delighted to win with Helen Stewart winning the count back for the nett from Brenda Balderstone. Janet Coombes won the A Grade nett and Margot Parton won the putting. The course was in superb condition for each week.
MIDWEEK RESULTS The men had to battle the rain on Wednesday and many gave up before they finished their 18 holes. Cyril Leith was the only one in the seniors’ field to finish his round and scored a very respectable 35 points to win that competition. Other winners were Brent McDonald in A grade with 34 points, Peter Hester in B grade with 34 points as well and Graeme Callahan in C Grade with 33 points. NTP winners were John Edmanson, Ian Lewtas, Howard Cross and Geoff Trethowan. The ladies had another stroke round on Thursday for their medal of medalists’ day Golf Links Road, Anglesea Clubhouse: 5263 1582 Pro Shop: 5263 1951
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and the best of the best this year was Sue Britnell. In the daily competition the winners were Margaret DeVries in Division 2 with nett 76 and your scribe in Division 1 with nett 78. The best gross score was from Dee Stewart with 91 and the NTP winners were Jan Stewart and Dee Stewart on two holes.
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needed vitamin D for all of us. Winning A grade this week was Andrew Groom with 40 points. B grade went to Ian Sheldon with 41 points. C grade was taken out by Peter Gorfine with a solid 39 points and for D grade Ken Munro had 39 points. Cheryl Brunt won the ladies with 35 points and for the seniors David Dickson had 38 points. NTPs Greg Libbis, Herb Hertaeg, Gary Pike, Rob Young, Kerry Castleman and Leslie Grayling. Four eagles were scored – Mark Brady on the 7th& 18th and would you believe by Paul Byron as well on the same holes! Ian Sheldon hit the jackpot. Congratulations to Gary Pike scoring a hole in one on the 12th. Sunday Mark Braentel had a good day on the golf course taking out the A Grade win with 41 points, the NTP and the jackpot all in one day. At least someone will be smiling tonight after a day at golf. Joshua Norman won B grade with 38 points and for the ladies Rachel Norman scored 38 points. John Anderson had the NTP on the 12th. The annual general members meeting will be held on Sunday November 25. It will all kick off at 10am. Ladies Christmas party day is December 10 and for all members Sunday December 8 is a mixed 4BBB Stableford with lunch at 11.30am shotgun start 12.30pm, $20 per pair. Get your name in as spots will fill quickly.
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WEEKEND RESULTS We also had a daily competition on Saturday while playing the Championships. The winners for the men were Tom Corker in A grade with nett 71, Peter Wagner in B grade with nett 71 on a count back from Dale Saunders, and Owen Batchelor in C grade with nett 72. For the ladies Margot Parton won with nett 73 and Maralyn Cross was runner up with nett 74 on a count back from Valda Connelly. NTP winners were Scoot Saunders, Valda Connelly, Kevin Friel and Margot Parton, and new member Chris Bowman, who was not playing in the competition, but putting in his cards, scored a hole in one on the 13th. Sunday was a small field as many travelled for the annual visit to Buninyong. Winners were Lyn James with 4 up and Geoff Simmons with 3 up.
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FROM THE MEMBERS’ ROOM Marsh was the winner on a count back from Phil O’Brien with 37 points. The NTPs went to Jim Demetrious on the 5th, Adam Nobleon the 13thand Neil Trevena on the 17th.
Friday Twilight Nike Nights Series: The new twilight series will be played every Friday night. The first qualifying round saw Paul Martonhelyi the winner on the front nine with 20 points. And on the back, the winner was Mike Beach with 16 points. Sunday The Sands Masters Stableford: The winner of The Sands Masters gold jacket was Phil Ashford/Scott Strange with 74 points. Second place went to Alan Hartley/Vijay Singh on a count back from Karen Lombardi/Adam Scott both with 73 points.
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ONCE again this month the vet/seniors took to the course for 13 holes of golf; 44 players entered the competition, which was a good field. Bringing in the winning score of 32 points was Alan Scholten and for the ladies Dulcie McGuffie scored 24 points. John McDonald got the NTP. The vets/senior Christmas party will be held on December 16 so make sure you get your name down for the last game this year. Tuesday, Sue Morris came home with a fabulous 68 nett to take out the medal. Cheryl Brunt won the best gross with 88. NTPs Joan Thomson, Cheryl Brunt and Liz Barrow. Gail Richards hit the jackpot. Wednesday, unfortunately the afternoon competition was cancelled due to some of the greens being underwater. Lucky for the morning field though as they all managed to finish before the downpour and so all scores were posted. With a great score of +5 Stuart Robinson won on count back from Ed Featherston also posting +5. NTPs Bruce Dyer, Bill Young and Graham Travers. Ed Featherston topped of his day taking out the jackpot win. Alan Tompkin took out the Friday Stableford with 42 points and for the ladies Bernadette Oliver had 36 points. NTPs June Laidler, Andy Clark and Steve May. Paul Brunt hit the jackpot. Saturday at long last the sun was shining as the players headed out onto the course, some much
OUR congratulations go to Jarrod Lyle for his welcome return to professional golf at the Australian Masters last week. Jarrod made the cut which was a massive effort and we are all very proud of him. Thursday: The medal of medallists was played and the winner by the narrowest margin was Wendy Muller with a 72 nett from Lynne Hyett with 73 nett. The NTP on the 7th went to Judy CampbellStewart and 17th went to Linda Turner. Saturday Stableford: Paulette Payne was the winner with a great score of 43 points from Gail Richards with 33 points. The NTP on the 7th went to Paula Bandy.
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Wednesday Stroke: It was a close tussle in trying conditions with Scott Rixon coming out on top of the leader board with a 71 nett from Russell Tate with 72 nett on a count back from Alan Hartley and George Richards. The NTP on the 7th went to Tom Nelson. Saturday Stableford: The winner of A Grade was Neville Hunter with 37 points from Graeme Altman with 36 points. While in B Grade, Allan
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Thursday November 21 – Stableford Friday November 22 – Twilight “Nike Nights” 3pm–6pm hit off Saturday November 23 - Par Sunday November 24 – Stableford – Black Tee Challenge Monday November 18 – Ladies Charity Open Day
PORTARLINGTON GOLF CLUB A POPULAR feature of our club calendar is the weekly Gold Card Members draw, which consistently attracts large crowds every Wednesday night. The jackpot goes up by $200 each week until it goes off, and with draws every half hour from 6pm to 8.30pm, those present have a chance to be big winners. The jackpot stands at $2,200, so with happy hour from 6 to 7, meat and veggie raffles and a courtesy bus to get you there and take you home, its always a fun night out.
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winners were Glenys Ranger, Helen Powe, Marg Mascoll and Marilyn Mooney with 85 points, from Marg Burchell, Helen Davey, Marge Wall and Sally Schaller with 80 points.
Saturday November 16
Ladies Irish 4BBB: This strange form of the game was played out by 12 groups of 3 or 4 ladies, dressed in the traditional orange and green for the day! Great fun was had by all, but the scoreboard
Mens Stableford: With actual sunshine and not much wind, 161 of us men weren’t used to such pleasant conditions – well that’s my excuse! Doug Hill (14) didn’t mind though, and continued his run of top form by winning the trophy of the day and B grade with 44 points, from Skeeta Howard (17) on 38. A Grade went to David Hyslop (11) with 40 points on a count back from Barry Benson (12). Wayne Dixon (20) put on a show for the lady in his group to win C grade with 42 points, from Jim Trevillian (20) on 40. D grade went to John Crossett (27) on 38 points from Rod Allen (25) on 37. The shot of the day went to Craig Plummer, who aced the 2nd hole! Well done Craig. Ladies Stableford: 36 ladies enjoyed their outing, none moreso than Jacky Rowe (17) who won A Grade with 37 points from Angela Foott (10) on 35. Judy Said (27) also enjoyed her day with 37 points to win B Grade from junior Ashlee Pukk (30) on 35. Ang Foott and Kay Williams won the NTPs, and Marge Wall took home the pro-pin cash.
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Tuesday November 12 Mens Par: The ever-reliable Ray Brownhill (21) was rewarded for his persistence by winning the trophy of the day and C grade with a handy +3, edging out Bernie Duffy (22) on a count back. Alan Sweeney (9) got the A grade spoils with a +1 from John Kennedy (11) square. B grade went to Stephen Steele (17) on a count back from Doug Hill (15), both on +2, while Warren Brown (28) fired a +3 to win D grade from Lorne Chandler (29), +1. NTPs went to Frank Carter, Wayne Hood and John Rowe.
Wednesday November 13
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