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COME ON DOWN Shire commits funding towards Asian Cup training bid

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THE Surf Coast Shire has chosen the middle path in its efforts to woo one of the teams in next year’s Asian Cup to set up their training base in Torquay. On Tuesday, councillors resolved to spend $25,000 on marketing and promotion towards securing one of the pre-competition camps (PCCs), which will be held the fortnight before the international soccer tournament.

Banyul Warri Fields in Torquay has been shortlisted as one of 27 accredited venues that could hold a PCC, and the contenders are shaping up their bids ahead of the 16 teams visiting Sydney in March. The shire’s report recommends the Surf Coast bid should prioritise six of the countries – Japan, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, China, Qatar and Iran. It states the cost of marketing and promotion to secure a PCC could range

from between $4,500 for a basic visit to $80,000 to aggressively pursue a team of choice. The funds will come from a variation to the 2013/14 budget, and the resolution earmarks another $20,000-$40,000 in the 2014/15 budget if the bid is successful. Cr Brian McKiterick moved the motion to commit a “medium” level of investment at Tuesday’s meeting, and also added a condition that the shire should seek funding contributions from

businesses and relevant grants. He said the council had to take the opportunity to be part of the secondbiggest soccer event in the world. “We’ve taken a proactive response that is affordable.” Cr Eve Fisher agreed. “It’s a small price to pay for putting the Surf Coast Shire on the world stage,” she said. “The fact Australia is hosting the Asian Cup is big enough as it is.”

Cr Heather Wellington, who voted against the resolution with Cr David Bell, said she was not opposed in principle but was not yet convinced of the benefits of hosting a PCC. “If we ask businesses, they’ll be asking that too.” The shire will also need to find between $136,000-$150,000 in its budget to complete the second soccer pitch, after the failure of its application for a Regional Development Australia grant.

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Fairhaven SLSC officially opened Proposed life saving BY DEAN WEBSTER MINISTER for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells officially opened Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club’s (SLSC) new $4.2 million clubhouse on the weekend. Mr Wells was joined by parliamentary colleagues Member for Western Victoria Simon Ramsay and Member for Hawthorn Ted Baillieu at the club’s official opening which coincided with the club championships. The new clubhouse replaces the former 56-year-old building that was built when the club had fewer than 100 members. Over the past 50 years, the club’s membership has swelled to more than 1,500, including more than 500 nippers. A thank you video featuring words of thanks from various club members and the nippers was shown at the opening. It was followed by a performance from Mike Brady to the large crowd in attendance of a reworked version of his song “Up there Cazaly” as “Up there Fairhaven”.

Kim Wells with some Fairhaven nippers and club president Paul Shannon. Photo: PETER MARSHALL

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Fairhaven SLSC nippers send their thanks on behalf of the club to everyone who helped in the new clubhouse’s construction. Photo: HOWARD HUGHES

Mr Wells said life saving was a vital community service and the new clubhouse would help protect swimmers and visitors at Fairhaven Beach. “Fairhaven Beach is extremely popular so it’s fantastic that this modern clubhouse has opened in time for summer,” Mr Wells said. Fairhaven SLSC president Paul Shannon said the new clubhouse evolved over eight years through a process of collaboration and consultancy. “We have a smart and environmentallyappealing building which allows us to provide more efficient beach safety services, appropriate training and competition facilities as well as hosting a 1,500 membership which includes over 500 nippers,” Mr Shannon said. Construction of the new clubhouse was completed in December 2013 in time for its

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first nippers session of the summer and the busy Christmas holiday period. The clubhouse provides improved facilities, including a new standalone patrol tower, as well as additional space and storage for the life saving club and its equipment. The clubhouse will also be used by a range of community groups, including the local football club and fire brigade. Mr Wells said the state government provided $1.8 million funding for the clubhouse redevelopment with the Surf Coast Shire contributing $240,000 and the Fairhaven SLSC contributing significantly to the project. Over the 2012-13 season, the Fairhaven club recorded more than 15,000 visitors to its beach, performed 10 rescues, conducted more than 530 preventative actions and provided first aid assistance on 10 occasions.

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THE team behind the planned Zeally Bay Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) has set down what they will need to get the club up and running. The committee has been in talks with South Barwon MP Andrew Katos and Life Saving Victoria (LSV) since last year, and has produced a costings report of the necessary equipment to become a LSV probationary affiliate. The report lists more than $66,000 worth of first aid, rescue and nippers gear necessary for start up. Top of the list is an inflatable rescue boat (IRB), which at $13,178 takes up nearly 20 per cent of the total. The next biggest expense will be the club’s Commander 800 DPS all-terrain vehicle at $9,242, followed by 20 foam nipper boards worth $450 each or $9,000 all together. Big ticket items include two IRB motors ($6,320 each), six rescue boards ($7,500 in total), a defibrillator ($3,200) and a trailer for the IRB ($2,475). The club will also purchase a range of other gear, including two spine boards, assorted bandages and blankets, swim fins, portable radios, a megaphone and life saving uniforms. The committee met with Mr Katos last week to discuss the list, and Peter Robinson said the MP was very confident of obtaining an $85,000 grant for the initial equipment. Mr Robinson said the size of the grant had been increased to cover the costs of a container for storage, a tent and other patrol equipment such as binoculars. It was suggested that the container be located next to the Torquay Marine Rescue Service site in Fishermans Beach. Mr Katos was to speak with Ministry for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells this week about delivery of the grant.

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Telstra switches on 4G on Surf Coast BY JAMES TAYLOR RESIDENTS on the Surf Coast can now access lightning-fast downloads with Telstra switching on 4G LTE mobile coverage. The service makes streaming movies, downloading music and internet browsing much quicker when on the go, with typical download speeds of between 2-50 megabits per second. Actual customer speeds may vary depending on factors such as distance from the base station, local conditions, and the user’s device. Telstra country wide area general manager for Geelong and the Surf Coast Duane Dalton said the new 4G coverage gave people on the Surf Coast mobile broadband speeds as fast as those in capital cities. “Our 4G network coverage provides a reach that is now four times that of any competitor. “The additional speeds and network capacity Telstra 4G offers will really support both residents and local businesses in this area.” He said the addition of 4G would also benefit Telstra’s 3G-only customers as 3G network capacity was freed up as customers migrated to 4G. Lorne ward councillor Clive Goldsworthy said the introduction of 4G to the Surf Coast would provide many benefits to the local community. “We are delighted to welcome 4G to the Surf Coast. “The switch-on is great news for citizens and businesses, as well as for holidaymakers visiting our region.” Last week, Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells also welcomed the introduction

of a technical enhancement by Telstra to allow location-based emergency alerts to reach 4G handsets on the company’s 4G network. He said negotiations between Vodafone and Optus to deliver similar enhancements were ongoing.

Terry Mulder (centre left) with (L-R) John Tuck, Garry Fenton, Stjohn Sutton, Allan Walls and Cr Clive Goldsworthy at Stribling Reserve. Photo: WARWICK TUCKER

Resurfacing resumes at Stribling Reserve BY JAMES TAYLOR

Duane Dalton and Cr Clive Goldsworthy try out the new 4G coverage in Lorne. Photo: WARWICK TUCKER

WORK on the resurfacing of Lorne’s Stribling Reserve has restarted after the Surf Coast Shire appointed a new contractor to complete the project. As part of the upgrade, the base of the oval is now being reshaped, while a new sub-surface irrigation and drainage system will be installed and a more suitable grass species planted. A dispute with the former contractor in December delayed the project, but the oval is now expected to be settled and ready for use in midApril. The shire has worked with the Stribling Reserve Committee of Management and reserve users including the Lorne Football Club to minimise the impact of the delays. Surf Coast mayor Rose Hodge said the council had worked to resolve the dispute and continue work on the project as quickly as possible. “The council realises the importance of this oval upgrade and we are really disappointed that these issues have delayed the project.”

Lorne ward councillor Clive Goldsworthy said the council would continue to work with the community and the new project contractor to ensure the oval was built to the right standard. “The council has worked hard to get the project back on track and I’d like to thank the Stribling Reserve Committee of Management and reserve users for their patience.” In other Lorne news, the state government has provided a $60,000 grant to build a men’s shed in the town. Polwarth MP Terry Mulder announced the funding at Stribling Reserve last week with representatives from the Men’s Shed Steering Committee, Stribling Reserve Committee of Management and the Surf Coast Shire. “I know that a great many local people will be looking forward to using the new facilities and that the shed will provide another avenue for community building in Lorne,” Mr Mulder said. The Surf Coast Shire and the local community has also pledged another $59,000 towards the shed.

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PEOPLE dumping rubbish continues to be a problem near a stretch of the Erskine River in Lorne, with a reader contacting the Surf Coast Times about mess left by a group on Australia Day. Robert Deguara, who earlier this month flagged the large number of garbage bags being left behind on the rocks, said a group of young people celebrated the occasion by “getting drunk and trashing the socalled land they are meant to be so proud of”. “Not only did they leave cardboard boxes, rubbish bags, chip packets and glass bottles, but they chose to smash their bottles on the rock waterfall in the coastal rainforest upstream from Lorne beach.” He said he hoped one of the young people would read this article and “feel a little remorse”. “Hopefully you will go and find a local park or waterway and spend two hours cleaning it up. “That is what my wife and I had to do in order to clean the area.” Mr Deguara said he was aghast at the lack of respect shown to the land by so many of the people who visited the area. “Ask your children what they do with the garbage bags used to slide along the rocks. “What do they do with the rubbish and alcohol they carry into the rainforest? “Ask yourselves – do you know or care about the damage being done our beautiful land by the people we are entrusting it to?”

Mr Deguara has also been corresponding with Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) chief executive officer Richard Davies about enforcement of the issue. Mr Davies said GORRC would use its newsletter to tell campers that any behaviour contravening local laws or endangering the environment was not only unacceptable but also an offence. “We work with and communicate with the Surf Coast Shire regularly regarding the enforcement of local laws on the land that we manage.”


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Flight drama an unforgettable birthday gift BY REBECCA LAUNER TORQUAY’S Tiger Moth World advertises unforgettable flight experiences – which is exactly what one passenger got on Monday when his trip ended with a beach landing at Barwon Heads. The Ballarat man was on a sightseeing return trip from Torquay to Queenscliff, which was a birthday gift from his wife, when the plane's engine abruptly lost power. The engine troubles forced pilot Jack Boehm, 22, to touch down on the sand at Thirteenth Beach. Mr Boehm, a pilot since he was 14, said when he wasn’t able to maintain altitude the beach was his only option. “I was having engine trouble and the beach was the closest place to land,� Mr Boehm said. “So I guided the plan to miss the people

on the beach.� He said the passenger wasn’t too worried about the flight drama as he was “laughing and thought it was a bit of fun�. One witness, Leanne Johnstone, was standing on the beach and watched as the plane came towards her, flew low and landed. “He did an amazing job and even managed to have a pretty smooth landing,� Ms Johnstone said. “The engine was making a chugging noise, it didn’t sound healthy.� Bob Jordan from the Barwon Coast Committee of Management said the plane was towed from its landing site to Black Rock, where technicians were able to work on the engine until it was fixed. The plane was able to takeoff from the beach and was flown back to Tiger Moth World on Tuesday.

Rally organisers Jason Cichocki, Paul “Chicken� Dyer and his daughter Lexie Dyer, Jodie Oliver and Nikki and Grant Matthews stood united at Bells Beach this week against the culling of sharks in Western Australia.

Surf Coast bites back against shark cull BY TIFFANY PILCHER

Pilot Jack Boehm gives the propeller a spin with a Tiger Moth World staff member in the cockpit, and Barwon Coast staff and police observing the troubled biplane near Thirteenth Beach, while beachgoers sun bake in the background. Photos: PETER MARSHALL

HUNDREDS of protestors will band together in Torquay next week to denounce the baiting and culling of sharks in Western Australia. The rally, timed to coincide with others being held around Australia and New Zealand, comes after the federal government recently exempted Western Australia from environmental laws to allow the cull, following a series of shark attacks in the area. Some baited drum lines have already been set at several beaches and the first shark was caught and killed over the weekend. Local identity Paul “Chicken� Dyer threw his support behind the protest this week. “As a surfer I’ve always been a supporter of giving back to the ocean because it’s given me so much. “If sharks wanted to eat us we’d have a lot more

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The Australia Day Weekend traditionally signals the slowing down of our summer crowds albeit with the best summer weather being in the back half of January, numbers in and about town have continued to be strong. With a good weather forecast through the short term, the summer continues to be strong and people keep rolling in. Great to see our Lorne Surf Club morning swimmers do their inaugural “reverse” pier to pub swim on Australia Day. This club event continues to grow in popularity with partners, children and friends all welcoming the swimmers out of the water at the pier. It was then “refreshment time” as the Lorne Angling and Aquatic Club (LAAC) hosted their Surf Club counterparts with a traditional sausage on the BBQ and a cold beer in an environment loved by all. While on the Aquatic and Angling Club congratulations to Commodore Graham Norton and his team who completed their summer fundraising push when they auctioned a Corporate Package to the International T20 cricket match, Australia v England, at the MCG. Collectively through their summer campaign they managed to raise a touch under $20,000 - a truly magnificent effort by all. I must also say thank you to the LAAC in their kind support in sponsoring our Committee for Lunch at the Lorne Country Club early in the month. Last week at the Stribling Reserve here in Lorne the Hon MP Terry Mulder announced a State Government grant of $60,000 for the commencement of Lorne’s men’s shed. After a lot of hard work by the men’s shed committee led by Allan Walls, and with great support from his committee and Cr Clive Goldsworthy, the announcement was well received by the gathering of Lorne people and demonstrated the great ongoing support our town has received from Terry Mulder. It was also good to have our Surf Coast Shire Mayor Rose Hodge and CEO Stephen Wall in attendance for the occasion and continuing to show their support for Lorne. Following the announcement I was able to catch up with Terry Mulder for a coffee and present him with a copy of our draft “Aspirations for Lorne” document and explain to him where we were at with the process and the next steps. Congratulations to Greg Tootell and his team who hosted a fantastic night at the Lorne Country Club where a sell out crowd of locals, non resident property owners and visitors gathered for the presentations of their annual golf tournament. With Ian Cover of the Coodabeen Champions at the microphone, those in attendance experienced a great night of laughs and camaraderie.

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In 1997, when on teaching rounds in Lorne, a friend complained that no one does anything purely for fun anymore – pure fun – no marketing angle, no commercial gain. I disagreed. But our chat did plant the seed for “The Candle and Castle Competition” – now 16 years old! The idea was (and still is) simple: no rules, no cost, just a bit of old school community fun for everyone - toddlers, high-schoolers and even the odd octogenarian have all participated. Basically, people rock up at 6.30pm, build sand creations and illuminate them at dusk either in groups or individually. The creations get awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd and all participates go in the raffle to win the one of numerous prizes. Often everyone wins something! Whether a $50 voucher from the Lorne Fish Co-op or Flavoramas from Fruits of the Forest. One year (before the age of political correctness kicked in), a three year old won a bottle of wine from Marks! She was so stoked she held on tight and it looked as if she would never let go. She may have slept with it! Her parents looked on with proud sheepish smiles. One of my faves was the high school kids who built a long table and stools out of sand and then sat down to a sushi banquet. There have been numerous starfishes and mermaids, lighthouses and the mother and daughter team who won consecutive years with their stunning life-like animal creations. The St George River is a beautiful inlet with cliffs wrapping around it. You would think it would

be protected. But sometimes it’s windy and cold on the night. One year it was stinking hot all day and a balmy night beckoned. But as we drove around the bend, grey clouds loomed and soon let down an almighty deluge. We all ran for cover but, thankfully, it eased and everyone just reappeared and continued. In 16 years we’ve had over 1600 participants, 1040 hand-painted posters and 48 Agapanthus lanterns. It’s still great fun. And even more special now that I have two girls of my own. They love to help paint the posters and get soooo excited when we put them up in Lorne and along the coast. So anyone who feels like an evening picnic or beach stroll, please come along. This is not a children’s event it’s an everyone event and I am still waiting, patiently, for a mini-digger to arrive one day…remember no rules! Thanks to all the Lorne locals who are still so welcoming every year and donate generously to something that’s purely for fun. And to my family - mum babysitting, bro and bird for running it in 2000 and my hubby Kik who has picked up his fare share of dead Agapanthus over the years! And especially to all our past (and future) participants – can’t wait to see you all on the 8th!

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COMMUNITY PROFILE Randall, our loveable local pharmacist, was 16 when he first came to Lorne with a group of mates and camped by Erskine Falls. Many more fun times followed so no surprise that a relationship with the town began, leading eventually to the purchase of the Lorne Pharmacy. His interest in science, health, love of people and wanting to run his own business, made pharmacy an obvious career choice. And why Lorne…… “The whole world comes to Lorne every day and we get to meet them. Add to that the treasure of fantastic locals, throw in a great ocean view and that’s why I live and work here.” Keeping a pharmacy open 7 days a week provided challenges for a young family. Fortunately his wife, Renea, was also a pharmacist, enabling them to work as a team to manage the business and their 3 boys. A guitar has been part of Randall’s life since a teenager. Most of us know him as a “Beachnik” when he’s not dispensing medication. This famous band of mates has played together for over 15 years in Lorne and up and down the Surf Coast. “There has been so much fun and great music from Noumea Jazz to Natimuk Fringe to the Spiegeltent.” Randall also loves books, movies and the football and especially swimming from the pier to the pub. “I really enjoy travelling with the family. At the moment I seem to be insatiable with a guide book in one hand and a Nikon D90 in the other. Watch out Instagram!” CW

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Lorne Historical Society BBQ, Midday at Allenvale Homestead, RSVPs to Gary Allen on 5289 2809 An evening with The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP and Sarah Henderson MP, 7pm at The View @ the Lorne Hotel, $90 tickets from Stephen Hishon on 0419 123 695 or stephen@hishon.com.au Castle & Candle Competition, 6:30pm at St George River, BYO candles & picnic Victorian Surf Life Saving Masters Championships, 8:30am at Lorne Surf Life Saving Club Summer Surf Series #5, State Surf Carnival, 8am at Lorne Surf Life Saving Club

MARCH 8-30 Lorne Sculpture Biennale, in and around Lorne 15 Lorne’s Twilight Bush Picnic, 6:30pm at Qdos Arts Pond, hampers booked at www.lovelornefood.com.au 23 Deans Marsh Festival, 10am to 5pm

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Event to get growing BY REBECCA LAUNER A FREE event on the Bellarine on February 9 will show you just how easy and enjoyable it can be to grow your own food. During the Sustainable Living Festival, which runs February 8-23, 14 gardens across Portarlington, Indented Head, Drysdale, Clifton Springs and St Leonards will showcase a wide range of styles, which include traditional, raised beds, no dig, and even aquaponics. You can also see various ways to grow vegies, fertilise soil, compost, gather seeds, manage weeds and pests, and keep chooks. An expo at the Portarlington Primary School Community Garden in Newcombe Street (opposite Parks Hall), will give you event information, gardening advice, demonstrations, tastings, plant and product sales, fresh produce, no-dig planters, music, and a sausage sizzle. A local chook expert will be on hand between 11am and 1pm, while the community garden’s extension will be officially opened about 11am.

Use your map to plan a self-guided ride around your selected Bellarine gardens. Detailed maps will be available from February 1 from the Geelong Sustainability Group website, geelongsustainability.org.au. For any more information contact Vicki on getgrowing3223@gmail.com or 0425 802 116.

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Kardinia Park Pool for 26 years. Geelong’s father Kevin Dillon was honoured for significant service to the Catholic Church in Australia, to health and social welfare support services, and to veterans. Parish priest at St Mary of the Angels since 2001, Fr Dillon played major roles in establishing Anam Cara House Hospice and the Samaritan House for homeless men. Long-time councillor and former mayor Peter Mercer received his OAM for service to local government, and to the community of Colac-Otway. Professor Malcolm Skilbeck from Drysdale was made an officer (AO) of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to tertiary education as an administrator, researcher and author, and through significant contributions to curriculum development, both nationally and internationally.

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Torquay almost takes the thong gong BY TIFFANY PILCHER WHILE hundreds strapped a thong to their back and hit the beach at Cosy Corner on Sunday, Torquay was pipped at the post in the Haviana Australia Day Thong Challenge. The competition aims to break the world record for the longest line of inflatable thongs in the ocean and raises money for Life Saving Victoria’s nippers programs. Torquay had 1,314 entrants, falling short of Cottesloe Beach’s 2,099 entrants but up on last year’s total of 1,053. Cottesloe Beach smashed its own world record of 2,093 entrants which it set at last year’s event. Mooloolaba came in third with a crowd of 784 and Glenelg was fourth with 379. The surf conditions at North Bondi meant that water activities were cancelled but this didn’t stop the Sydney crowd attempting a world record of their own. Participants hit the sand for a Havaianas thong wave and a sand surfing session instead. Havaianas donated $10 from each local registration to the Torquay Surf Life Saving Club nippers program and the event raised more than $60,000 for Nippers Australia wide. “Beaches around the country were awash with orange today with thousands of enthusiastic participants taking part in what is now considered a true blue

Australia Day tradition. The Havaianas Australia Day Thong Challenge is all about bringing people together – friends, families and even strangers while raising valuable funds for our participating surf life saving clubs and investing in our future life savers, the nippers,” Havaianas’ Gina Nixon said.

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ABOVE: Ronnie Anderson was particularly patriotic on the day. ABOVE RIGHT: The crowd in the water with a yacht in the background with a thong onboard. RIGHT: The crowds are marshalled ahead of the world record attempt.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The competition brought friends together for a bit of fun. There were 1,314 participants at the Torquay event. Entrants head towards the water. The Johnson children (L-R) Kane, 10, Evie, 5, Skyla, 3 and Marcus, 12, charge into the water. Photos: PETER MARSHALL.

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Event launch for foundation fighting human trafficking BY DEAN WEBSTER GEELONG resident Kristi van Es is set to launch her foundation Offspring at the Geelong Yacht Club in February. Supported by Hayden Real Estate Torquay, the event is to launch a not-for-profit organisation which Kristi founded in early 2013. Called Offspring, it emerged out of her recent campaign, One Hundred for 100, which aimed to raise $100,000 to go towards establishing a women’s shelter for those who have been rescued from sex trafficking. The campaign was a great success, and part of the upcoming launch in February is to recognise the community effort in being able to raise this amount, Ms van Es explained. “We have story after story of teenagers, families, businesses and individuals doing their bit to help and we want to thank them for being a part of it. “We also want to share with everyone the road ahead for Offspring and where we are heading.” Offspring’s mission statement is – Around the world people are being bought, sold and abused.

We exist to tell you about it, empower you to stand against it and help restore the lives of those who have been hurt by it. Offspring’s aim is to create a community in Australia that is more aware of the horror and injustice of sex trafficking and to help them become inspired to be part of the solution. They also want to see young women in India affected by sex trafficking freed from it and instilled with hope for the future, equipped, educated and confident in their value as precious individuals. If you would like to hear more about Offspring or attend the launch, go to trybooking.com/EADC, visit facebook/offspringproject or email info@ offspringproject.org. The event is on February 13 at 7pm at the Geelong Yacht Club, 25 Eastern Beach, Geelong. Tickets are $25 per person and close for sale on the Monday February 3.

Kristi showing the “love” with her friends while attending a women’s conference in Orissa.

Pavement works finished on Surf Coast Highway BY JAMES TAYLOR THE Surf Coast Highway is up and running, with all lanes reopened just in time for the Australia Day long weekend. Pavement repair work on the Torquay-bound side of the highway between McCanns Road and Blackgate Road is complete, and the road was opened with a reduced 60 kilometres per hour speed limit last Thursday. The $3.86 million works included targeted tree trimming and removal, restoration of the old

road, drainage improvements, new line marking, signage and guideposts. Contractor Cilivex returned to the stretch of highway on Tuesday to complete some minor work, including landscaping, installing guard fencing and other safety barriers. VicRoads will monitor traffic movements following the reopening of the lanes throughout the rest of the summer holiday break and review as required to minimise the impact on those travelling to and from the coast.

South Barwon MP Andrew Katos said the project repaired potholes and rough sections of pavement after years of traffic use and heavy rainfall over the past years. “I am delighted that the Surf Coast Highway is open for commuter and tourist traffic that depend on this key route all year around, but it’s particularly good news that with plenty of the summer holiday season left, visitors to the area will also benefit.” These works were funded as part of last year’s state government’s $45 million repair and restore

package, and it has allocated another $170 million to boost road maintenance and restoration works across Victoria. “It has been a priority to ensure this section of the Surf Coast Highway is safe for all road users as it will continue to be the main route from Melbourne to the Surf Coast,” Mr Katos said. Drivers are asked to be alert when travelling through the area and reminded to obey all roadwork signs and speed limits and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front.

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Jones’ hoping for home town winning hole-out HOME town boy Steve Jones is chasing the “double” when he competes at the Victorian Open at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links February 2023. Mr Jones won the Victorian Amateur Championship in 2004 before turning pro in 2006 and would love to add the Vic Open to his trophy cabinet and join a list of very famous golfers who have won both Victoria’s amateur and professional championships. Last year, Mr Jones came oh-so-close to winning. Joint leader with just three holes to play, he stumbled with a triple bogey to finish tied sixth, just three shots behind winner. “Ah that’s golf,” he sighed this week after a practice round with Thirteenth Beach club captain Justin O’Brien. “It’s all in the past. My focus is on this year’s event.” Mr Jones, 30, who grew up in Geelong, attended Geelong College and learned his golf at the old Geelong Golf Club, turned pro in 2006 and now plays on the Challenge Tour in Japan, the Australasian Tour and One Asia Tour. Success has been hard earned for the young Victorian, although he has achieved many top 10 finishes with his best result a win on the Getaway Tour in the US in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2008. Currently he is home with his wife Katie and five-month-old son Jackson for the four-event Australasian Tour in February, beginning with the Victorian PGA at Heritage Golf Club in the Yarra Valley, the Queensland PGA, the Vic Open at Thirteenth Beach followed by the New Zealand Open. This year, Mr Jones will have the backing of his mum and dad, Trevor and Christa, who live at Gnarwarre, as well as Katie and Jackson. Meanwhile, he’s practising almost daily at

Thirteenth Beach, his home away from home as he prepares for the big one. “I love it here. The quality of the courses is just

sensational. Compared to many of the courses we play on various tours, Thirteenth Beach is outstanding.

“I know the courses rank very, very highly in Australia but they’re also up there with some of the best courses in the world.”

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Shire signs maintenance memorandum with Barwon Park BY JAMES TAYLOR

Revhead roar Revheads and car enthusiasts can get their fix before the weekend this week when a Gulf Western Oil Ford AU Supercharged Sedan rolls into town tomorrow morning. Autropro Torquay will be showcasing the car at 1B Baines Crescent from 8.30am to 11am. All welcome to come along and have a photograph taken with the car, hear its roar and enjoy some giveaways but get in quick because stocks are limited.

THE Surf Coast Shire has formalised its relationship with Barwon Park by signing a memorandum of understanding about the maintenance of the historic Winchelsea property. Built in 1871, the 42-room bluestone mansion is the only National Trust building in the entire Surf Coast Shire, and is reliant on volunteers for staffing and maintenance. The council has previously provided ad hoc support at the property – including grading of the driveway, slashing and moving – but the management of Barwon Park requested that the council consider providing formalised, ongoing support. Services suggested to be provided by the council included grading the driveway four times a year, pruning, weed management, cleaning, rubbish collection, advocacy and promotion. The memorandum, which comes into effect on February 1 and ends on January 31, 2017, will

provide a support package capped at $5,000 per year. The shire’s support will be recognised with the display of the council’s logo on Barwon Park signage, acknowledgement in Barwon Park’s printed materials, and use of the property free of charge for meetings or similar events four times a year. Councillors unanimously adopted the memorandum at their meeting on Tuesday. Winchelsea ward councillor Heather Wellington said Barwon Park was a hub for tourism events in the town, including the annual Age of Gunpower festival. Barwon Park’s original owners, Thomas and Elizabeth Austin, are both famous, but for different reasons – Elizabeth for being the founder of the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, and Thomas (more infamously) for introducing rabbits to Australia. The other Winchelsea ward councillor, Rod Nockles, made a light-hearted defence of Thomas Austin, noting that he had farmed 29,000 acres over a 40-year period.

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Specialty Jan Juc coffee rules the roast BY ALI DEANE FOR a little over a year, the aroma of fresh, locally roasted coffee has been popping up in homes across the Surf Coast. It’s being handcrafted and personally delivered to customers’ doors and if you haven’t yet enjoyed an Ocean Grind coffee, your taste buds will thank you the day you do. Ocean Grind is a combination of its creator Mark Clatworthy’s two main passions – the coast and good coffee. The urge to roast coffee was sparked when backpacking through Central America in 2006. “We came across a café in Nicaragua and they were roasting their own coffee, and I became really intrigued,” Mr Clatworthy said. “When we got home I kept pursuing fresh coffee – and started looking into home roasting. “I ended up getting a small roasting machine and began sharing my coffee with family and friends. “I’ve really enjoyed the process of trying beans from different countries, to seeing the impact of different roast profiles on the beans.” Mr Clatworthy then decided to get serious about roasting and invested in a larger machine from Turkey. Ocean Grind now has a dedicated list of subscribers who love having fresh coffee delivered to their door and the opportunity to experience a range of different bean origins. “People say they have been enjoying the variety. “I create blends to appeal to an array of tastes, and it’s a constant refining process. “I’m always working on it and always wanting to get new beans in. I choose the beans carefully, dependent on whether I’m after a certain flavour or

characteristic, and experiment with the temperature and length of the roast.” Mr Clatworthy records all his roast data to ensure consistent results. The present Ocean Grind range includes ebb and flow espresso, the organic blend, tranquilla (Swiss water decaf) and an everchanging single origin or blend of the month. Ocean Grind’s business ethos is centred on sustainability borne out of connection to the coastline. “The coffee bags I use are 100 per cent compostable, as I wanted to avoid adding plastic waste to the environment. “I’m also wary of where the beans come from, whether the estates are using sustainable farming practices and looking after their workers.” Mr Clatworthy expressed his gratitude for a few of the local Surf Coast businesses supporting his product. “A couple of local cafés have started serving my coffee which is really exciting and the feedback from customers has been great.” You can find Ocean Grind coffee at Swell Café in Jan Juc, Cafe Moby’s new coffee station, Nightjar Festivals in Torquay and Geelong and Elvis Parsley in Ocean Grove. Bags are also available for purchase at those venues plus Peach’s Torquay and Angahook Café Anglesea. Ocean Grind has launched a website to help make the ordering process easier for the home coffee lover. Why not take your taste buds on a journey with a three-month subscription of freshly roasted Ocean Grind coffee, delivered free to your door? Head d to oceangrind.com.au or find Ocean Grind on Facebook.

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Young Torquay surfers take on world champs BY REBECCA LAUNER A YOUNG squad of Torquay surfers battled it out against some of the world’s best last weekend at Cronulla. The Torquay Boardriders Club team finished 12th with 2,350 points at the inaugural Be the Influence Australian Boardriders Battle National Final, which also included world champion surfers such as Stephanie Gilmore and Joel Parkinson. But while the squad didn’t take out any of the top spots, team manager Cahill Bell-Warren said his surfers brought home a world of experience. “This is the first time we’ve taken juniors interstate, which was an experience in itself,” BellWarren said. “The junior girls were competing against surfers, who compete on the world tour, but just by giving it a go they learn so much watching and surfing beside them. “Everyone did their job in the team and we can’t ask for any more than that.” Bell-Warren said the competition had given

the Torquay Boardriders Club squad incredible confidence and highlighted the depth of the club. The 13th Beach Boardriders came in at 13th position with 2,150 points, while Snapper Rocks Surfriders Club won with 3,780 points, ahead of Elouera Boardriders Club, which had 3,250 points, Merewether Surfboard Club with 3,020 points and Queenscliff Boardriders Club with 2,870 points. The all-star Queensland team consisted of fivetime ASP World Champion Stephanie Gilmore, 2012 ASP World Champion Joel Parkinson, ASP World Tour surfer Mitch Crews, former pro tour surfer Jay Phillips, leading pro junior Mitch Parkinson and top juniors Holly-Sue Coffey and Quinn Bruce. Sixteen of Australia’s top clubs qualified for the weekend’s event, which was the culmination of the biggest grassroots boardriders event series in Australian surfing history with more than $100,000 in prize money. It involved local clubs in seven state qualifying Five times ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore helped steer her beloved boardriding club rounds and culminated in this weekend’s two-day Snapper Rocks Surfriders to overall victory at the Be the Influence Australian Boardriders Battle in Cronulla. Photo: SURFING AUSTRALIA/DUFFUS National Final at North Cronulla.

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A wealth of resources for local entrepreneurs ADVERTORIAL

BY REBECCA LAUNER AN ORGANISATION which provides inspiration, motivation and advice to entrepreneurs has launched chapters in Geelong and the Surf Coast. The Entrepreneurs Organisation, one of the world’s largest and most respected destinations for business founders, is holding an information night next week. The organisation provides monthly exclusive events with inspiration, motivation and educational leaders from the business, philanthropic, sporting and political arenas and also provides its

members a monthly group session, commonly seen by members as having their own personal board of advisors. Entrepreneurs Organisation, an invite only organisation catering for business founders with companies generating in excess of US$1 million annually, is considered the go-to destination for over 10,000 entrepreneurs across 40 countries. President of the Melbourne chapter Gary Rose said he couldn’t wait to see all members benefit from having more shared experiences in the membership pool to further enrich their own business, personal, family and community lives.

“There are some incredible entrepreneurs spread across our great state and with the fantastic health of our metropolitan membership, we wanted to open up the combined knowledge and experiences across Victoria,” he said. “While the medium term vision is to open up to all Victorian regions, the demand to be present in Geelong and the Surf Coast has really been overwhelming,” he said. The Entrepreneurs Organisation – for entrepreneurs only – is a membership organisation designed to engage leading entrepreneurs to

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Kids kick goals in Torquay BY TIFFANY PILCHER A GROUP of local children have been learning to bend it better than Beckham at the Surf Coast Football Club’s summer soccer clinic over the school holidays. Throughout the football clinic, about 50 children undertook targeted training sessions and played several games each day to improve skills and knowledge of the game. The final game last Thursday was followed with an awards ceremony for the most outstanding players in a range of categories. Codie Major and Finn Murphy won most improved awards and Kane Shum, Lilly Guest and Codie Purcell won most impressive player awards. Simon Kull and Kye Adornetto were named best sportsmen and Harrison Jablonski and Jamie van

Den Berg won awards for best attitude. The clinic ran two days a week for three weeks from January 6 and Surf Coast Football Club technical director Mick Cooper said it was a huge success. “We’re really pleased with the numbers and the amount of interest we’ve received. “The kid’s attitude has been really impressive also. They’ve been fantastic to work with.” He said he hoped many of the children would continue playing with them in the upcoming season. “We want them to fall in love with the game and carry it on and keep playing,” he said. “They all loved it and got really involved and that’s a positive thing for them as well as the sport. “Getting more kids involved like this is a great way to build up the local club and get people participating and enjoying playing soccer.”

Jan Juc Coast Action volunteers receive Coastal Moonah Woodland assessment training from local botanist Luke Hynes back in June.

Groups conserve Coastal Moonah BY JAMES TAYLOR

Surf Coast Football Club technical director Mick Cooper (back row far left), with coaches Noah Barker (back row second from left) and Jack Taylor (back row far right), with Torquay’s newest batch of upcoming soccer stars at the club’s summer clinic last week.

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GORCC seeks transport feedback Drop off your green BY JAMES TAYLOR THE Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) is developing a coastal user transport strategy and is seeking feedback on a discussion paper as part of the early stages of the project. GORCC chief executive officer Richard Davies said the discussion paper explored issues around how people get to the coast and outlines potential ways to improve them. “The areas we manage represent some of the most highly visited and intensively used sections of the coast in Victoria. “The coast is under increasing pressure. In car parks, for example, congestion is a big issue, particularly during peak season. “There are no quick fixes, but it is essential to plan

now for the future sustainable management of our precious reserves.” A survey has been released by GORCC to capture community feedback on the discussion paper. “We welcome everyone who uses our beautiful coastal reserves to provide us with their thoughts on the discussion paper.” He said results of the survey would inform the creation of a draft strategy, which will be released for comment later this year. “The final document will be a long term strategy that provides direction for GORCC into the future. “Ultimately, our aim is to provide safe and appropriate access to the coast in a way that does not lead to significant negative impacts on the environment.” Mr Davies said the overall objectives of the

strategy included not only managing visitor demand and ensuring convenient access to the beach for all but improving safety and protecting the environment. “Vital issues such as emergency access and the impact on the natural environment will also be considered. “These issues impact everyone’s use and enjoyment of our beautiful coast and we look forward to learning more about the community’s thoughts and experiences.” The discussion paper is on display at GORCC’s office in Torquay, the Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park and the Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park. There will also be Have your Say stalls set up tomorrow outside the Torquay (9.30am-noon) and Anglesea (1-3.30pm) Torquay IGA supermarkets. Alternatively, download it at gorcc.com.au.

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is investigating how people travel between coastal attractions, such as the Fishermans Beach precinct.

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NON-permanent residents of the Surf Coast can now dispose of car boot-sized loads of green waste at council’s waste transfer stations in Lorne, Anglesea, Deans Marsh and Winchelsea free of charge. The initiative seeks to ensure kerbside rubbish bins do not pose a nuisance by being left out awaiting collection for prolonged periods. Under Surf Coast local laws, bins cannot be put out more than 24 hours before scheduled collection or left out for more than 48 hours after waste is collected. Non-permanent residents can also use waste drop off points at the council’s Torquay depot at 130 Messmate Road, in Lorne on Grove Road near Otway Street, and Anglesea on Diggers Parade next to the service station for garbage and recyclables only. The shire’s transfer stations also offer free disposal of up to 500 litres of recyclables for all residents. Surf Coast mayor Rose Hodge said the new measures would help alleviate any need for bins to be left out for prolonged periods. “The council is always looking for more convenient and efficient ways for all residents to dispose of waste. “We also need to ensure bins left out for collection do not pose a nuisance or advertise the fact that houses are vacant.” Cr David Bell said there were a series of options for non-permanent residents to dispose of waste without having to leave kerbside bins out for long periods. “For non-permanent residents we provide drop off points and this new service at waste transfer stations. “I encourage people to take up these options, particularly during our peak visitor period.” The council transfer stations are in: • Anglesea at 50 Coalmine Road • Lorne at 370 Erskine Falls Road • Winchelsea at 55 Cressy Road, and • Deans Marsh at 110 Pennyroyal Station Road.


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Shire welcomes all on Australia Day BY JAMES TAYLOR MORE than two dozen people confirmed their new status as Australians during Australia Day ceremonies held by the Surf Coast Shire and Colac Otway Shire. Celebrations were held at Torquay’s Taylor Park and the Anglesea Riverfront, with food provided by Lions Club members from both towns. The shire’s citizenship ceremony was held at Taylor Park, and the eight new citizens of the Surf Coast Shire are: • Samantha Dubbeldam, from England • Kapilkumar Kheni from India • Mary Loney, Juan Pimentel and Nelia Pimentel

from the Philippines • Gary Martin from the United Kingdom • Sarah Norred from the United States • Zhanneta (Janetta) Stendt from the Russian Federation. That event also saw the presentation of the Surf Coast Citizen of the Year, which went to Torquay Surf Life Saving Club captain David Nankervis. In Anglesea, the Young Citizen of the Year was presented to Aireys Inlet volunteer Catherine Brooks, and Winchelsea’s Trick Or Treat Festival was named as Event of the Year. LEFT: Australia Day ambassador Bruce Bonyhady with new Australian citizens (L-R) Juan Pimentel and Nelia Nineteen people became Australian citizens at the Pimentel in Torquay. RIGHT: The shire’s young citizen of the year, Catherine Brooks, speaks after receiving her award in Anglesea. Photos: PETER MARSHALL Colac Otway Shire’s ceremony in Forrest.

LEFT: (L-R) Amber, Ciara, Teliah, Isabella and Molly show their Aussie pride at the Australia Day celebration in Torquay. MIDDLE: Surf Coast Shire councillors Rod Nockles, Rose Hodge, Brian McKiterick, Heather Wellington and David Bell with Corangamite federal MP Sarah Henderson and South Barwon MP Andrew Katos. RIGHT: Town criers Stan and Melva Stott make a proclamation in Anglesea.

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LEFT: St Aloysius Catholic Primary School and Point Lonsdale Primary School students carry the Indigenous flag ffor th the fl flag raising i i ceremony. RIGHT RIGHT: O Ocean G Grove B Barwon H Heads d Li Lions Cl Club b president id t Phili Philip S Scambler bl h helps l Milly, 9, Jacob, 7 and Kiefer Haines, 2, fly the kites they helped make at Ocean Grove Main Beach. Photos: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

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LEFT: Drysdale’s Hannah and Tara dressed to impress at the Drysdale celebrations at Village Green. RIGHT: Bailey Taylor was thrilled to hear the news that his who is the great grandmother, Nan Allbutt was named Queenscliff Citizen of the Year,

RESIDENTS and visitors across the Bellarine Peninsula wore their pride on their sleeves, painted on their faces and tied to their backs for Australia Day on Sunday. Celebrations kicked off in Queenscliff with an official flag raising ceremony, musical entertainment, a Lions Club barbecue and a ceremony officiated by Tonia Todman. Nan Albutt was named Citizen of the Year for her outstanding contribution to the borough throughout her life. She was commended for her dedication to the many organisations in which she has been involved with over the years. Meagan Cannaway was awarded the Young Citizen of the Year award for her voluntary contribution to the Queenscliff Football Netball Club, the Queenscliff Music Festival and Kids Busking for the Kids. She has also been an ambassador for Amnesty International

and independently coordinated a fitness program for girls aged between 11 and 15 these school holidays. At Ocean Grove Main Beach, the celebrations went sky high as the Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Lions Club ran a kite making workshop. Around 100 people made their own kites with the Lion’s assistance and club president Philip Scambler said he was thrilled with the turn out. “It’s been a fantastic day with perfect weather conditions. “This is the most people we have had at the workshop and it’s great to see all the kites in the sky and the smiles on faces.” In Drysdale more than 100 people were drawn to the Village Green for local celebrations with the Lions Club, SES, CFA and Rotary Club. Speakers including prominent oncologist Dr Bronwyn King entertained the crowds and kids were kept busy at the free fairy floss station and jumping castle.

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Hundred holes are hiked again BY JAMES TAYLOR THE second century of golf has wrapped up in Barwon Heads, with an expanded field of players taking part in this year’s Hundred Hole Hike (HHH). Following last year’s event at the Thirteenth Beach Golf Links – which was Australia’s first HHH – 22 players teed off on Thursday to attempt to play six consecutive rounds without a cart and raise funds for Karingal’s acquired brain injury (ABI) programs. This year’s line-up included PGA Tour of Australasia pro Steve Jones, who shot the day’s lowest round of 64 (over 18 holes). Despite the marathon effort, of slogging hole to hole, the players racked up plenty of extra donations by finishing scores of holes at par, hitting dozens of

birdies and sinking seven eagles. Several players stopped after reaching 100 holes, but others pushed on to finish their sixth round. This year, the HHH included Music to a Tee, which featured performances from a line-up including Shane Howard, Dog Trumpet (Reg Mombassa and Pete Doherty), Michael Stangel and Sally Dastey. Last year’s event raised about $20,000, and Karingal chief executive officer said money raised this year would again help the organisation establish a new ABI clubhouse to support the growing sector of the population in the Barwon region. “The ABI clubhouse will offer these people a place where they can spend time with others who are having a similar experience and will provide them with important peer and social support.”

Kathy Bell smacks a ball off the 10th tee.

Lee Govan watches his putt drop in.

Adam Shawcross and Lee Govan (in green shirts) head down the fairway with their caddies for yet another hole.

Jen Le Cerf putts for the hole, while Kathy Bell considers her next shot. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR


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Letters Round ball struggles Dear Editor,

The opinions expressed here are the opinions of the letter writers exclusively and do not express the views of the Editor or Surf Coast News Pty Ltd. Letters to the Editor may be submitted to the Surf Coast Times and Bellarine Times by writing to PO Box 714, Torquay, Vic, 3228 or email: editor@surfcoasttimes. com.au or fax: 5264 8413. Your letters should not exceed 250 words. Please provide your name, address and telephone number, which may be withheld from publication on request. As publication space is limited we may not be able to publish all letters received. We also reserve the right to edit letters that we publish.

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I’ve thought long and hard about whether to put in writing my thoughts, and my conscience has been pricked by this one. I am part of Ocean Grove Netball Club and am quite upset at what appears to be a bit of an imbalance. You covered stories of us and the local soccer club, Surfside Waves, as we fought for some extra facilities. We have been pursuing our own two rooms which were installed last year and they are beyond fabulous. The agreement between the two codes has been drawn up by Geelong council but seems rather odd. We had always been under the impression that the rooms would be shared across the two codes, but the poor soccer people are only allowed to use the change room section and only one evening per week, and that is a Monday, when I don’t think anyone trains. It does seem a tad wrong that we have it for the rest of the week and weekends, they cannot even use it for game days on Saturday or Sunday and even though I am in the position I am, it seems very, very wrong. The soccer people are also being asked to pay 50 per cent of the utilities costs as well, which for using it one evening seems unusual to me. I think locals should know about this. It’s just not quite correct. Name supplied Ocean Grove

Back to school Dear Editor, As thousands of Victorian students go back to school this week, I wish them all the very best for the 2014 school year. I would particularly like to acknowledge our new prep pupils who are just starting their educational journey. I wish them all the best as they form lifelong friendships, have great adventures and

develop a love of learning. It is also a significant day for the many year 7 students who will take the big step into the wider curriculum and opportunities of secondary education. I would also like to offer my best wishes to those students undertaking their VCE studies. For those commencing year 12, although a very challenging year, it is a great stepping stone to future success; be that at university, through vocational training or in paid employment. The state government is committed to ensuring the best possible education for all students, with a record $8.8 billion funding to schools in 2014. I remind all Victorians to drive safely and responsibly around our schools, with the 40 kilometres per hour speed restriction coming into place from January 29. I would also like to wish our teachers, support staff, and school principals all the very best for a successful 2014 school year. Denis Napthine Premier

hectares, 10 homes and sadly took one life. Thanks to the hard work of our firefighters in Parks Victoria and the CFA, the Halls Gap township was not affected and it is business as usual. Parts of the Grampians National Park have been reopened and I strongly encourage visitors to put Halls Gap on their itinerary to stay and enjoy the delights the region has to offer. It is rather ironic that nature has played its hand in burning nearly the whole of the Grampians National Park in the last seven years. More than any fuel reduction burns could achieve. Perhaps there is a message in that, something not understood by many. Lastly a big thank you to all those involved in the fire response, many brigades from all over Victoria helped and I thank them most sincerely. Simon Ramsay MLC Western Victoria

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I am a resident of Anglesea and our community has been living with the emissions coming from the power station and brown coal mine for the past 50 plus years. Anglesea’s coal fired power station was devised to power Point Henry’s aluminium smelter. In terms of the health of Anglesea residents, Point Henry’s imminent closure could be welcome news. However, operating the coal mine as a standalone (and unnecessary) electricity generator will further damage the health of Anglesea residents. As for jobs, there will likely be many jobs created by the extensive clean up of the Point Henry site. Not to mention the opportunity for Alcoa to show leadership and to invest in jobs in the renewable energy sector. As a nation we must transition away from the use of coal.

The intense heat over the last few days and the number of fires across Western Victoria has again emphasised the importance of the CFA message of being prepared, having a fire plan in place, using the communication tools available and if in imminent danger – Leave and Live. Attending with the Premier Denis Napthine and Minister for Emergency Services Kim Wells at the opening of the new Blackwood Fire Station and the world first fire refuge incorporated into the station complex on recently, it was clear bush hamlets like Blackwood are exposed to the risk of fire and how important a refuge as a last resort will be to communities like Blackwood. During the day, I attended public meetings at Dadswell Bridge, Stawell and Halls Gap, communities which were all affected by the Grampians fire which burnt in excess of 50,000

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All train trips to be made on myki next month BY JAMES TAYLOR

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PAPER tickets will be no more from February 24 on the Geelong line with the final rollout of myki for V/ Line customers. Single and daily (return) tickets will be withdrawn from sale on that date, and commuters between Geelong and Melbourne will have to use the electronic tickets from then onwards. Public Transport Victoria director of customer services Alan Fedda said myki would be the only method of travel from the first services on the Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat, Seymour, and Traralgon lines. “More than 70 per cent of regular commuters have already switched to myki and are enjoying the benefits of being able to use the one ticket to transfer between regional bus services, V/Line

commuter line trains and metropolitan trains, trams and buses. “Whether you travel once a year, once a month, or every day on V/Line commuter line trains, you will soon need a myki.” V/Line commuter train customers can purchase and top up myki cards in a number of ways, including the ticket window at staffed stations on the V/Line commuter corridors, myki machines at stations (full fare myki), local retail outlets, online at ptv.vic.gov.au, or by calling 1800 800 007. Mr Fedda said retail outlets and myki machines provided V/Line customers with other places to top up their myki, rather than just the ticket window. A full fare myki costs $6, while all concession (senior, child and concession) cards cost $3. Paper tickets will still be used on long-distance trains and V/Line coach services and for family

traveller tickets. For more information about myki and public transport, people can visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007 (6am – midnight daily). Meanwhile, there have been complaints about the summer timetable, which has seen Metro trains travel in the opposite direction around the City Loop. Some commuters have also complained about the new arrangements for V/Line trains between Melbourne and Geelong to no longer stop at North Melbourne.


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Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pride in local fundraiser THE Anglesea Lions again held their traditional January Riverbank Market on January 12, which raised thousands of dollars for the local community and various chairities. With favourable weather and nearly 200 stalls offering a huge range of food and goods, thousands of people enjoyed the event. A spokesperson for the club said it was probably the largest market held by the Lions and it rivalled the New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day event earlier in the month. The market is the major source of income for the Lions and funds raised will see over $12,000 find its way to local and national groups as well as Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; foundations. The club prides itself on the fact that 100 per cent of all funds raised are directed to charitable causes. The day itself represents nearly a third of the income for the year for Anglesea Lions. One major recipient this coming year will be the proposed Aireys Inlet Skate Park as the club has promised up to $7,000 toward its establishment. However, other causes such as research into prostate cancer, leukaemia and disaster relief throughout Australia and overseas will benefit.

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On the day, the Anglesea Lionesses also offered morning and afternoon teas with coffees provided by Sensory Lab, a leading Melbourne coffee roaster who operates the upmarket St Ali cafĂŠs, raising over $1,200 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one of the most profitable efforts by the group who will put the funds to a number of charitable causes. The Lionesses meet during the day on Mondays monthly and their work complements that of the Lions while still retaining their independence. The market also saw the culmination of the Lions Club Annual Bike Raffle with the draw taking place at 3pm. A spectacular mountain bike supplied by the Trailhead Bike Co in Anglesea valued at $1,270 was won by Debra Dangerfield from Moggs Creek who stated that her son was ecstatic as mum probably would not ride it. A family staying in the Family Caravan Park won second prize, a Blunt skateboard valued at over $200 and another family staying in Anglesea won the third prize of a gift voucher donated by the Anglesea Surf Shop. The Anglesea Lions wish to thank everyone who helped contribute to the event.

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A TRANSPORT Accident Commission (TAC) campaign is calling on young regional Victorians to put safety first when shopping for their first car. The How Safe is Your Car campaign will run as thousands of young Victorians scan the used car market for their first vehicle before commencing their studies at university or entering the workforce. The campaign came as Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips released the TAC’s latest serious injury crash data in Wangaratta, revealing a 13 per cent drop in hospital admissions stemming from road accidents in the 2013 financial year. Mr Rich-Phillips said that while it was positive that the road toll and serious injuries were falling, further road trauma could be reduced if all young drivers drove cars with a four or five-star safety rating. Mr Rich-Phillips said getting Victorians into safer cars was a key action of the state government’s strategy to reduce road trauma, recognising that the state’s most inexperienced and vulnerable drivers were more likely to drive the oldest

and least safe cars. “Vehicle safety has come a long way in recent years and people need to be aware that many modern safety features can be found in affordable secondhand cars,” Mr Rich-Phillips said. By using tools like howsafeisyourcar.com.au, young drivers and their parents could find safe and affordable vehicles in every car class. “We know safer cars save lives and that safer cars are available regardless of the buyer’s budget so it’s vital that people put safety ahead of all other considerations when buying a vehicle,” Mr RichPhillips said. The howsafeisyourcar.com.au website uses a five-star rating system to help car buyers assess a vehicle’s ability to protect its driver in a crash. “If every Victorian took advantage of this information and insisted on at least four stars when buying a car, we would see significant reductions in the road toll and serious injuries,” Mr Rich-Phillips said.

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MINISTER for Roads Terry Mulder is reminding all Victorian drivers that school speed limits apply across Victoria from Tuesday January 28. “While thousands of children prepare for the start of the school year, drivers should also get ready for the changed road conditions around schools. Speed limits will be reduced to either 40 kilometres per hour or 60 kilometres per hour outside schools in the morning from 8am to 9.30am and in the afternoon from 2.30pm to 4pm,” Mr Mulder said. ” The school speed zone limits are clearly signposted with permanent speed limit signs, advance warning signs, time based signs or electronic variable signs. “School speed limits are important because young children are the most vulnerable of all road users and can often be unpredictable and difficult

to see,” Mr Mulder said. “This is why drivers must take extra care around schools, and slow down. A small reduction in speed can dramatically increase the chance of a child surviving if hit by a car.” The school speed limits will apply Monday to Friday from January 28 to April 4. “Drivers should be aware that though individual schools may operate on different days within these periods, drivers must obey reduced speed limits outside all schools on these days even if an individual school is closed,” Mr Mulder said. “It is also important for parents and carers to take extra care when dropping kids off. If driving, ensure your child is in the appropriate restraint for their age and size, obey the parking restriction signs, keep clear of the children’s crossings and don’t double park. Drivers should also watch

out for school children on bikes particularly at intersections and roundabouts. More people are likely to take advantage of the warmer weather, whether they are walking or riding, so it is important drivers look out for children.” TAC chief executive officer Janet Dore said since 40 kilometres per hour speed limits were introduced outside schools in 2004, there have been no fatal crashes in school zones. “Research indicates that human tolerance to impact peaks at around 40 kilometres per hour. When people are hit at higher speeds, the likely outcome is death,” Ms Dore said. “It makes sense to have speed limits set within the human body’s tolerance levels on roads that are mostly used by pedestrians and cyclists. “Motorists must stick to the speed limit, especially in school zones.”

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Mayors to get extra powers at meetings BY JAMES TAYLOR MAYORS will have the power to eject misbehaving councillors from council meetings under tough new powers to be brought in by the state government. Minister for Local Government Jeanette Powell made the announcement at the Victorian Local Governance Association’s Essential Mayors weekend in Werribee earlier this month. The weekend was attended by mayors from across the state, including Cr Rose Hodge from the Surf Coast Shire. A review of councillor conduct and governance has been underway since May, and legislation is now being drafted to be introduced to parliament this year. If a councillor continues to

misbehave after being warned twice by the mayor, the mayor will have the power to suspend them from the meeting. It comes in the wake of the state government’s sacking of the Wangaratta City Council in September for its failure to address “rampant bullying and intimidating behaviour towards staff and fellow councillors”. Mrs Powell said the new legislation would be instrumental in raising the standard of councillor behaviour. “Council meetings are for important discussion and decisionmaking and cannot afford to be marred by inappropriate councillor behaviour as has been the case in some municipalities. “In the past some councillors have thought they can get away

with unruly, disrespectful and inappropriate behaviour during council meetings – this must stop.” Mrs Powell said councillors must lead by example acting with respect and integrity, in a way that encouraged public confidence in the office of councillor. The Municipal Association of Victoria has given in-principle support to the intent of extra mayoral powers to improve good governance, but “the consequences of a mayoral decision to exclude a councillor from meeting participation are unknown”. (L-R) Surf Coast mayor Rose Hodge, Boroondara mayor Coral Ross. Greater Shepparton mayor Jenny Houlihan and Murrindindi shire mayor Margaret Rae at the VLGA weekend.

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Princess Catherine and Prince William wave to the crowd shortly after their wedding in London. Photo: ROBBIE DALE

CITY of Greater Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons has called on the people of Geelong to get behind a campaign to invite their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Geelong region during their Australian visit. Prince William and Princess Catherine will visit Australia in April. Cr Lyons has suggested an itinerary for the royal visit could include a walk along the Geelong Waterfront, a swim at Torquay beach, a seafood dinner in Lorne and a recreation of Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Geelong in 1988.

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“The duke and duchess, or Kate and Will, as the world knows them are very much the people’s royals and, you never know, if enough people get on board we might just persuade their Royal Highnesses to include Geelong in their itinerary,” he said. “I have sent a formal invitation both to the governor-general and the duke and duchess directly inviting them to visit Geelong during their Australian tour in April this year. “I’d love to support these formal invitations with a petition containing thousands of signatures,” he said. The royal visit petition opened for signatures at Westfield Geelong on January 11, with

copies also available at City Hall and the City’s Brougham Street customer service centre. “I urge people to demonstrate their passionate support for a local royal visit and their enthusiasm for our beautiful home town of Geelong,” Cr Lyons said. The formal letter of invitation argued a royal visit would lift the spirits of the Geelong community. “A royal visit to our city would certainly lift the spirits of our citizens and hopefully would attract new interest to our region. As you may be aware the duke’s father has an affinity with the region, having attended Geelong Grammar,” Cr Lyons said.

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BY TIFFANY PILCHER OWL Eyes has a critically acclaimed album, numerous hit singles and has been asked to tour at some of the biggest festivals in the world. Somehow, the indie pop performer fit this all in before spending her 23rd birthday on stage at the Falls Festival in Byron Bay this year. This weekend Geelong, Surf Coast and Bellarine fans will have the chance to catch her live when she performs at the Great Australian Beer Festival. Originally from Werribee and starting out at 17 as a finalist on Australian Idol, Owl Eyes, aka Brooke Addamo, is in strong demand as a solo performer and she’s also becoming the queen of collaborations. Her work with Illy on “It Can Wait” introduced many to her saccharine vocals and endearing vulnerability. She has built on this with DJ outfit Flight Facilities, with whom she is becoming more and more of a permanent fixture. Together, they are heading to California in April to perform at Coachella which is widely regarded by artists and fans as the holy grail of music festivals. “It’s one of those festivals I’ve always wanted to play so I’m really excited – especially to be doing it with Flight Facilities,” Addamo said. “We work together really well and I love what they’re doing. We were friends for a while before we collaborated so it’s grown into something that I really appreciate. “It’s been really cool to be able to work with other people and have a few different projects going at once so I don’t get bored with one idea.” Working solo as Owl Eyes, she spent the better part of two years perfecting her first album, Nightswim, which she released last year to widespread applause. “When you’re in something like that you’ve got no idea what’s going to happen because you’re so immersed in it,” she said.

“I knew I was really happy with the result and how it all went so I was hoping other people would like it but I didn’t expect anything but it’s really opened doors for me here and overseas.” The international attention she received for Nightswim has presented her with some huge opportunities including a slot at one of the biggest music conferences in the world, Austin’s SXSW and a wider US tour. But before she goes and as a freshly converted beer drinker, she’s looking forward to expanding her knowledge in the area. “I only started drinking beer last year, before that I’d hated it all my life! “Sometimes that’s all you get on the rider so I got into it a bit more. “I really like craft beers now and lighter beers because I don’t feel like I’ve eaten a loaf of bread. I’m hoping after this I’ll know my way around a brewery a bit better.” The Great Australian Beer Festival will be held at Geelong Racecourse on February 1. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gabfgeelong.com.au.

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More big acts to play at the bay BY TIFFANY PILCHER WITH only four weeks to go until the Apollo Bay Music Festival, the line-up keeps getting hotter. The genre defying US acoustic blues-hop master Erik Schrody, also known as Everlast, is visiting the bay as part of his first Australian tour in more than 10 years. After a little tune called “Jump Around” created with House of Pain launched him as a hip hop artist he went solo and released his chart busting 1998 album Whitey Ford Sings the Blues. This album featured the massive hits “What It’s Like” and “Ends”. The follow up Eat at Whiteys also had a huge hit in “Black Jesus”. Both albums sold millions of copies worldwide and were nominated for Grammy awards. In 2000, he won a Grammy for his song “Put Your Lights On” with Carlos Santana. Influenced by artists as varied as Neil Young and Run DMC, his ability to mix stories with beats and acoustic guitars has been the trademark that has inspired many an artist to follow in his footsteps. He has since collaborated with Cypress Hill, Willie Nelson, Run DMC Snoop Dogg aka Snoop

Lion and his latest record The Life Acoustic includes stripped back versions of his extensive back catalogue. Audiences can expect all that and more when he performs at Apollo Bay with a number of special guests. Joining Schrody will be the highly acclaimed Melbourne band The Basics, featuring Grammy award winning Gotye on drums. The band first formed in 2002 and after a three year hiatus they regrouped last year to tour and release a new record, My Brain's Off (And I Like It). Known as one of Australia’s best bands and live performers, their set will be an absolute must-see at the festival. Other acts announced this week include New Zealand’s Mel Parsons, swinging sensations Leigh Barker and The New Sheiks and Halfway will be joining Nick Barker for a special one off show. The Apollo Bay Music Festival is on from February 28 to March 2 and tickets and accommodation options are available now. Head to apollobaymusicfestival.com for tickets, the full line-up and more information.

US hip hop and blues superstar Erik Schrody, also known as Everlast, has been announced to perform at the Apollo Bay Music Festival next month.

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Raw-ing with laughter in Geelong FLEDGLING comedians will again sweat it out in Geelong Performing Arts Centre’s drama theatre as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Raw Comedy competition heads out in search of the next comedy star. Local comics will gag, joke, mimic and cringe in the Geelong qualifying heat on February 22. Amid the tears (of laughter), the tragedy and triumphs, one newcomer will emerge as champion, and pocket the ultimate prize of a trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Raw Comedy is Australia’s biggest and most prestigious open mic comedy competition, and has been running as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival since 1996. Past Raw winners and finalists include Chris Lilley, Josh Thomas, Hannah Gadsby, Wil Anderson, Peter Helliar, Claire Hooper and Tim Minchin. In recent years, Geelong’s own Jonathan Schuster won the Raw Comedy national title and went on to perform at Edinburgh’s comedy competition, So You Think You’re Funny?, making it to the semi-final against the world’s best up-and-coming comedians. Schuster is now a regular on the local comedy circuit. So, can someone from Geelong take out the title again this year? The Geelong heat will be hosted by Adam Rozenbachs, a regular of the Melbourne stand-up comedy circuit who has supported Dave Hughes and Adam Hills on national tours.

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Local Ninja film to premiere here BY JAMES TAYLOR A FEATURE film created by Geelong resident Rob Baard that was financed and shot in Geelong will have its world premiere here next month. The Ninja: Immovable Heart is the first fulllength movie in The Ninja series, and will make its big-screen debut at Village Cinemas Geelong on February 8. The red carpet premiere will feature a New York police car and replica Mad Max Interceptor car, which were both used at the film. Rob Baard is the creator, producer and co-director of the film, which has been described as a cross between The Bourne Identity and The Dark Knight Trilogy. He also plays the star of the film, Reeve – a member of an elite covert group believed no longer to exist – who is captured, beaten and brutally tortured by the very governments he used to work for.

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Disco on down for Bellbrae Primary BY TIFFANY PILCHER IT’S time to pull on a sparkly glove and brush up on your sprinkler for Bellbrae Primary School’s Totally Awesome 80s Disco on February 21 at Bellbrae Hall. Bring your best moves but no booze as the Silver Bullet Bar will be there serving a selection of Forest Brewing Company craft beers, cider, wine and soft drinks. There will also be a photo booth, giveaways for the best 80s outfit and an air guitar competition. The adults only disco is open to parents and friends

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AFTER an absence of 16 years, this February My Fair Lady is returning to the Geelong stage. Footlight Productions, which recently staged a sell-out season of Les Miserables, is reintroducing the classic musical to a modern audience. With its elegant ambience and stirring score by Frederick Lowe and Alan Jay Lerner, My Fair Lady has been described by the New York Times as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the perfect musicalâ&#x20AC;?. My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from a notable phonetics professor. The play tracks Doolittleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s witty and surprising transition into a well-born lady of the London aristocracy. An experienced group of local talent will perform, including Lisa Hanley (as Eliza Doolittle), Jamie McGuane (Henry Higgins), Howard Dandy (Colonel Pickering), Mary Walker (Mrs. Higgins), Robert Tripolino (Freddy Eynsford Hill), Lachlan Turner (Alfred P Doolittle) and Sophie Collins (Mrs Pearce). Christopher Parker is the director, John Shawcross the musical director, Tania Spence vocal director and choreography is by Michael Ralph. My Fair Lady is on at the Playhouse Theatre at Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) on February 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20 and 21 at 7.30pm. Matinee performances February 15 at 2pm and 22 at 5pm. Ticket are for sale at GPAC, Lisa Hanley plays Eliza Doolittle in Footlight Productions production of My Fair Lady. 5225 1200 or gpac.org.au.


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Poetry shake the vine BY HAMISH BROOKS â&#x20AC;&#x153;GOOD wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used,â&#x20AC;? writes Shakespeare in Othello. While the quote is taken from the wrong play, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the right sentiment as Shakespeare in the Vines at Leura Park approaches. Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day this year marks the year Leura Park Estate together with Essential Theatre has presented a Shakespeare play at the winery. This year itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the bardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classic romantic comedy, A Midsummer Nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream. Two performances will be staged â&#x20AC;&#x201C; February 14 (Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day) and February 15. Gates open at 5pm with the performance commencing at 7pm on both nights. Tickets are available only via Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) and cost $45. A Midsummer Nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream is one of Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular and loved romantic comedies. Leura Park Estate director Lyndsay Sharp said after hosting sold out Shakespeare in the Vines events in 2011, 2012 and 2013, the vineyard was delighted to present such a fabulous concept over two nights. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year we will again be staging the performance within the barrel shed and winery enclave which ensures weather protection for patrons while featuring a terrific working winery ambience amid a backdrop of majestic

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cypress trees and undulating paddocks,â&#x20AC;? Mrs Sharp said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will be a range of onsite food options on the nights to suit all budgets and tastes. Wine, beer and cider will also be available for purchase before and after the performance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Post-performance, there will be live music until late on both nights where guests get to meet and mingle with the cast â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely shaping up to be a magical couple of nights.â&#x20AC;? Essential Theatre is celebrating its 12th year this year with the production of A

Midsummer Nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream. The play deals with love and its complications. The plot focuses on three parallel stories: the trials and experiences of two sets of lovers camping in a magical forest, the world of the Fairy King and Queen and their elves, and a group of rough craftsmen attempting to stage a production for the wedding of the Duke of Athens. Tickets are on sale and only available via GPAC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5225 1200, 50 Little Malop Street, Geelong or gpac.org.au. Leura Park Estate is located at 1,400 Portarlington Road, Curlewis.

Essential Theatre actors perform A Midsummer Nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream.

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Port Fairy Folkie finalised BY TIFFANY PILCHER AS WE move closer to March the final tickets have been released and the final line-up announcement has been made for the Port Fairy Folk Music Festival. From Ireland, the Oscar award-winning Glen Hansard of The Frames and The Swell Season and folk artist Lisa O’Neill round out the international acts. As a solo artist, Hansard is revered as an intense and electric live performer and his commitment to his writing and shows is legendary. Lisa O’Neill moved to Dublin at 18 to study music full-time and her singular voice, witty lyrics and observations on modern Irish life fast gained her popularity. Those who have already seen her play can testify that O’Neill’s live performances are beguiling affairs filled with banter and old-style folk intimacy. Closer to home, Aussies including country music star Beccy Cole, Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission, Normie Rowe and The Playboys have been added to the bill. If you like the sound of these acts and those already announced get your tickets fast. The first three ticket releases have now sold out and the festival is set to sell out completely. The Port Fairy Folk Music Festival will be held from March 7 to 10, head to portfairyfolkfestival. com for tickets and the full line-up.

ABOVE: Revered Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard has been named in the final line-up announcement for the Port Fairy Folk Music Festival in March. LEFT: Lisa O’Neil was among the final line-up announcement for Port Fairy Folk Festival.

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

AIREYS INLET SUNDAYS Uniting Church Service 10.30am at St Aidan’s church:(See church notice boards). Anglican Holy Communion on 1st, 3rd and alternate 5th Sundays. Uniting Church service on 2nd, 4th & alternate 5th Sundays www.surfcoastunitingchurch.org.au

ANGLESEA Anglesea Community House Open Monday-Friday 9.30am-2.30pm Contact 5263 2116 or courses@anglesea.org.au

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Portarlington Senior Citizens Centre

Torquay Garden Club

For the complete program and classes please ring or email. You can access computers & internet, printing, scanning and photocopying, book lending library, AV equipment and even some local produce from right here at the hall. Contact Gillian Brew - Co-ordinator Phone: 03 5236 6591. Email: gbrew@swarh.vic.gov.au

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.

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

FRIDAYS Port Produce

Wednesdays at 35 Boston Rd, Torquay Grades 1-4 3.45 to 4.25pm Years 5-8 4.30 to 5.15pm www.salvos.org.au/torquay

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

LORNE Fig Tree Community House 5289-2972 fig.tree@bigpond.com Lorne Laughter Yoga Mondays 6pm Games Group Thursday from 1pm Toy Library – NOW OPEN Playgroup Thursdays 9.30am January Child care – Book Now

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QUEENSCLIFF Light up a Life appeal Queenscliff Uniting Church is raising money to bring joy to local refugees this Christmas - $40 will fund a holiday for refugee women in Queenscliff, $20 will go towards a helmet to go with bikes up-cycled by the Men’s Shed. Contact Heather 5258-2854 for details.

1st/2nd Ocean Grove Scout Group Scout Hall, The Avenue. Cubs meet Tuesday 7pm Scouts meet Wednesday 7pm Enquiries to 0422 700 951

FRIDAYS BCNA (Breast Cancer Support Group) Meets on the last Friday of the month at the Zebra Bar 1-3pm for casual lunch Contact Julie 0435 362 573 or julesrodg@gmail.com

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

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

Summer calendar for 2013-2014 January Wednesdays 10am Philosophy 11am Meditation Re-opens February 2nd 2014 Please see website for full program 625 Nortons Road, Paraparap. Closed on total fire ban days drolkarbuddhistcentre@hotmail.com www.drolkarbuddhistcentre.org.au

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

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

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

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

Torquay Playgroup

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

TORQUAY CLU - Choose It, Lose It, Use It

Torquay Esperanto Club

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

Meet first Saturday of the month 1-3pm at Villa & Hut Phone 5261 2899

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 now for 2014: Certificate III in Education Support Certificate III in Business Admin (medical) Certificate IV in Youth Work

PARAPARAP DrolKar Buddhist Centre

2pm-4.30pm at The Pear Tree Cafe, Gilbert St. Inquiries: Michael 52647484

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

ST LEONARDS Bellarine Community Health

101 The Terrace, Ocean Grove Mondays - Hairdressing by appointment, 1pm Crazy Whist Tuesdays - 1.15pm Indoor Bowls and Snooker Thursdays - 1pm Card Games and Snooker Thursdays - 1pm Card Games and Snooker As well as many other monthly activities. For more information phone 5255 2996

Free meetings Torquay Philosophy

FRIDAYS Anglican Church Torquay Op Shop

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

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

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

10am-12 weekly at TOPS 18 Price St, Torquay. Inquiries: Jean 5262 7282

Bellarine Community Health

Queenscliff Neighbourhood House

Prostate Support Group

WEDNESDAYS Coastal Sound Children’s & Youth Choir

THURSDAYS Meditation and Philosophy

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

Bellarine Community Health

2nd Sunday of the month-January 12th-April 13th Stall Holders welcome Phone 0418 379 245

8:30am-11:30am at Portarlington Primary School. For more information contact Helen 0432 518 014.

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SUNDAYS The Bellarine Railway Car Boot Sale

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SUNDAYS Torquay & District Historical Society Open every Sunday by appointment 2pm-4pm Phone Lorraine 0409 212 479 or 5264 7058

Uniting Church Worship 9:30am at Uniting Church, 27 Anderson Street. www.surfcoast.ucaweb.com.au

Torquay Salvos Christian Church 10.30am at 35 Boston Road Torquay For more information go to www.salvos.org.au/torquay

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

MONDAYS Torquay Ladies Probus Club Meets every third Monday 10am at the Senior Citizens Rooms in Price Street.

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

Bells Beach Christian Church Surfcoast Shire Grant Pavilion, Merrijig Drive Go to www.bbcc.com.au

WINCHELSEA MONDAYS Winchelsea Toy Library

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

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

Winchelsea Community House

TUESDAYS No Lights No Lycra 8.15pm at the Torquay Improvement Association Hall in Price Street Enquiries to Jessica 0428 881 254

28 Hesse Street. For all the classes and timetables please ring 5267 2028 or email education@winchhouse.org.au Will be closed from 19th December until 28th JanuaryWill be closed from 19th December until 28th January

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Money problems that weren’t resolved in 2013 could resurface and demand to be addressed. Sweeping them under the carpet won’t solve anything… now’s the time to bite the bullet and make some firm decisions, especially if joint finances are involved. On the weekend, a loved one tells you something in confidence but can a talkative Sagittarian be trusted to keep a secret?

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You can become so obsessed with minor details that you lose sight of the bigger picture. Mercury is now visiting Pisces, which helps you view things from a broader and more intuitive perspective. But Mercury also starts reversing through your love zone on Friday, so a romantic relationship may feel as if it’s going backwards. Patience is the key to managing any partnership problems.

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Take setbacks in your stride Twins… especially when Mercury goes into retrograde mode from Friday through until March 1. Take the time to doublecheck all travel arrangements, and expect some frustrating problems with cars or computers over the next three weeks. Your adaptable approach will help you sail through annoying hitches and glitches that inevitably come along.

The secret to Scorpio success at the moment is learning to let go, as you keep what’s working in your life and discard what isn’t. Opportunities for growth will come from close friends and local contacts, as you sort out who really has your best interests at heart. With Mercury going retro on Friday it’s time to reboot relationships, freshen up friendships and restructure your routine.

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The life/work juggle is challenging, as you take on extra professional responsibilities or look for more satisfying employment. If you rearrange your priorities, then you’ll meet with less resistance. Leo rules the heart and you have so much love and joy to give. Your inspirational quote for the week is from Charles Dickens born on February 7, 1812 “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”

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Are work or relationship challenges gradually wearing you down? This week, the more you resist, the more the problems will persist. It’s time to shed the dead wood in your life so you can move on. Your motto for the next seven days? Go with the flow and learn to let go! Thursday is the best day of the week to mix business with pleasure, as the stars boost your Bull confidence and charisma.

Is money too tight to mention? Librans love luxury but now’s the time to hunker down, conserve your financial resources and eliminate the superfluous from your life. One way to boost your bank balance is by starting a small home-based business. Turn your passion into profit! On Thursday, you’ll feel fabulously flirtatious as you bask in the glow of love, romance, friendship and popularity.

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Rams love to rush full speed ahead but the current planetary aspects don’t encourage haste. If your actions are blocked, or a relationship has hit a brick wall, use it as an opportunity to regroup, re-plan and reenergise. You thrive on confrontation but pick your battles carefully because – in the short term – you’re unlikely to win. Compromise and a cool head will get you a lot further.

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This week you’ll worry about doing things 100 per cent correctly but don’t expect others to share your passion for perfection. They’ll be too busy dealing with their own problems, peccadillos and obsessions! Expect some communication chaos over the weekend, as Mercury reverses through your talking, texting and tweeting zone. So make sure you send the right message to the right person!

Mercury starts reversing through your money zone on Friday so prepare for financial frustrations via money mix-ups; banking bungles, lost credit cards or forgotten pin numbers! You’re at your controversial best on Sunday, as you turn a few heads and ruffle a few feathers. Your motto for the week is from fellow Aquarian Bob Marley “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”

Being adaptable is what’s needed at the moment – and that is your Piscean specialty. One month into the New Year, take a long hard look at your aspirations for 2014. Do you need to tweak them to make them a more honest reflection of the real you? And don’t sell yourself short – with Neptune moving through your sign, it’s time to believe in yourself and aim for the stars!


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BOOK REVIEW WITH GREAT ESCAPE BOOKS

A Constellation of Vital The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd Phenomena by Anthony Marra THIS beautiful and haunting novel was one of my favourite books of 2013. The story takes place in war-torn snowy mountains of Chechnya, with local guerrillas fighting corrupt Russian troops. However, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be concerned if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know much about the Chechen conflict with Russia. The richly luminous storytelling will utterly mesmerise you, as will the three central characters: Havaa, the spookily insightful little girl who has the commonsense to flee Russian soldiers when her father is abducted; Akhmed, the humane villager who saves Havaa; and Sonja, the tough minded city doctor who runs a hospital in a bombed out city and reluctantly shelters Havaa. With the storyline set over just five critical days, the central cast of characters gradually grows as you meet the rest of the villagers: Akhmedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife, Havaaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father, Sonjaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister, and other residents in the village of Eldar, each of them with a story to tell. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra was shortlisted for theWashington Postâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Top Ten Books of the Year and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. A truly superb and illuminating read.

Published by Random House RRP: $32.95 Review by Nicole Maher @ Great Escape Books

SUE Monk Kidd, the author of the popularly acclaimed The Secret Life of Bees, revisits slavery and the rights of women and their fight to have their voices recognised in the deep American south of the 1800s. The story opens in the grand house of Sarah GrimkĂŠ, one of the many children of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;missusâ&#x20AC;?, a wealthy white woman who runs her household with a mixture of the lash and a twisted kind of caring. Sarah GrimkĂŠ is the middle daughter in the large family. Her mother calls her â&#x20AC;&#x153;difficultâ&#x20AC;?, her father calls her â&#x20AC;&#x153;remarkableâ&#x20AC;?. Sarah, who longs to be a lawyer, is to her horror gifted a slave her own age, wrapped up in lavender bow, upon her 11th birthday. A slave she will possess for the rest of her life. She frantically thinks of various means to give Hetty (Handful) back to Hettyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother Charlotte. When all else fails she promises Charlotte that she will one day free her. So begins the start of a remarkable friendship and a kind a sisterhood between a slave and her mistress that will span most of their life. Vividly portrayed, The Invention of Wings is a soaring, beautiful and ultimately uplifting novel based upon the true story of Handful, her mistress Sarah and her sister Nina, who in the early 1800s became the first female slavery abolition agents.

Published by Hachette Australia RRP: $29.99 Review by Nicole Maher @ Great Escape Books

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New campaign says think UV not heat SUNSMART is warning Victorians in Torquay to Slip Slop Slap Seek and Slide whatever the weather this summer in a new print advertising campaign. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Think UV not Heat campaign, funded by the Victorian state government, aims to remind people in Torquay that even when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cool or cloudy; youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still at risk of getting sunburnt,â&#x20AC;? SunSmart manager Sue Heward said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many people mistakenly believe that they only need sun protection on hot, sunny days. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, not heat, is the major cause of sunburn, premature ageing, eye damage and skin damage leading to skin cancer. UV cannot be seen or felt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like the sunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s light which we see, or the sunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s warmth which we feel. Our senses cannot detect UV so it can be damaging without us knowing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So far this summer the weather has varied

between extremely hot 40 degree days to cool and cloudy but since December the UV has remained extreme for most of the day. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t protect yourself from the sun you can burn in just 11 minutes at this time of year, so remember to think UV not neat.â&#x20AC;? Ms Hewardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advice to Torquay residents who want to avoid the damaging UV rays, is to check the sun protection times each day. They can be found in the weather section of some newspapers or on the free SunSmart app, and always use a combination of sun protection measures during the sun protection times. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Another tip is to keep sunscreen near the door so you remember to take it with you when you are out and about. You can also set the sunscreen reapplication reminder on the SunSmart app when you go outside, to help you stay protected,â&#x20AC;? Ms Heward said. In another exciting development SunSmart

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FOLLOWING a recent spate of measles cases being reported in a number of Australian states, NPS MedicineWise has reminded parents to check whether their childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s immunisations are up to date before they head back to school next week. NPS MedicineWise clinical adviser Dr Andrew Boyden said that measles is a highly contagious viral infection that can travel freely across borders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Widespread vaccination has made measles a relatively rare infection in Australia, but outbreaks can still occur and we have seen some cases here in recent months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In most cases the infection has been caught overseas, brought home and spread to others who arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t immunised.â&#x20AC;? Measles causes fever and a full-body rash, and can also have serious complications like pneumonia and brain inflammation (encephalitis). It is a leading cause of death in young children worldwide. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vaccination is the best protection against measles, and because of these recent cases in Australia, NPS MedicineWise is urging parents to check their children have had their recommended childhood vaccinations.

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Discovering â&#x20AC;&#x153;inner zingâ&#x20AC;? a numbers game BY BARBARA GRACE

KNOWING three numbers could help you manage change, maintain motivation and return your inner zing â&#x20AC;˘ Change happens for two reasons: to avoid pain or get more pleasure. Think of the carrot-and -stick approach â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we usually need both to motivate change. â&#x20AC;˘ The rule of three says most people are threetime convincers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; meaning you need three reasons to change, three ways to get what you want and three alternatives to consider. â&#x20AC;˘ You may need seven real attempts at change to hardwire new pathways in your brain because your brain defaults to the path of least resistance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;if it ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t broke donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fix itâ&#x20AC;?. Your brain consumes about 20 per cent of your energy. It considers building neural pathways hard work â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just like doing a hundred push-ups is unless youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been training. Below are three tools to help you break-through barriers to change and rediscover your inner zing: 1. Get out of your head Your brain rarely switches off. Yet you can

distract the part that worries, triggers stress or talks negatively. Exercise and changing focus helps, so does engaging your creative brain. Churchill started painting at 40 as a distraction. Einstein and Da Vinci both kept visual journals to explore questions, ideas and record observations. 2. Build emotion around change Advertisers use emotive images to activate your imagination: placing you in a new car, feeling the smoothness of younger newly buffed skin or the freedom of travelling the world. Ads come wrapped in layers of music, action and colours aimed to excite. They engage you through subtle subliminal suggestion. DIY by creating a vision board with images of whatever you desire. Keep it nearby to maintain motivation. Visualise it as a mental advert often. 3. Explore the real issue If considering a gym membership, starting a diet, giving up cigarettes etcetera ask yourself: Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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Local surfers to take on Toll at Gunnamatta

THE opening event of the three event Toll Victorian Open Series presented by Be the Influence and HIF is set to kick off at Gunnamatta Ocean Beach on the Mornington Peninsula this weekend. The best Victorian surfers – both experienced competitors and young up and coming juniors – will compete at the event Reigning Victorian champion and former World Tour competitor Glyndyn Ringrose (Phillip Island) will be back to defend his title at the open ocean beach. Ringrose used his experience in solid beach breaks to good effect last year when he won the Gunnamatta event. All competitors will be fighting it out for a spot in the Rip Curl Pro pre-trials with the winner of each of the east coast and Phillip Island rounds granted a spot in the world famous event along with 2013 Bells Beach round winner, Cahill Bell-Warren. Joining Ringrose will be seasoned WQS competitor and 2013 Rip Curl Pro Trials winner Jack Perry (Jan Juc), Todd Rosewall (Jan Juc), Stephen Noble (Cape Paterson), Michael Barber (Mornington Peninsula) and Carl Wright (Phillip Island). In the women’s side of the draw, WQS surfer and 2013 Toll Victorian Open Champion Georgia Fish (Flinders) will be the one to beat surfing at her home break of Gunnamatta. She will come up against up-and-coming junior Jemima Hutchins (Barwon Heads) as well as former State Junior Champion Kelly Laity (Sandy Point) and Tabby Vockler (Mount Eliza). Official swell forecaster, Coastalwatch PLUS are predicting a medium sized swell across the weekend with the potential for 4-5 foot of swell with light offshore winds in the morning and sea breezes developing throughout the day on Saturday. The Toll Victorian Open Series is presented by Be the Influence and HIF and supported by VicHealth, Team Up and Play it Safe by the Water. Heat draws will be available at surfingvic.com this afternoon. The second and third Toll Victorian Open series dates and locations are Phillip Island March 1-2 and Bells Beach September 6-7.

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WITH TORQUAY BOWLS CLUB AND now for some seriously exciting news: a working bee has been called for this Sunday (February 2) to start returning the club’s goods and chattels that have been in storage. What this means is that we are just about to have our seriously impressive new premises handed over by the builders. Chairman Des Bruhn asks anyone who can spare a couple of hours and/or has a ute, van or small truck to get in touch so he can work out who needs to go where to get what! The site is being cleared away daily and the removal of much of the security fencing last week gave a far better impression of what we are blessed with in the new digs. There may be a few who will miss the Big Top and its resident clowns but a lot of them were never there when the Taylor Park Cascades were in full flood. Back on the green, everyone is soldiering on and we are likely to have several teams featuring in finals in a month or so. The superstars of the season so far have been the Mid Week Division 2 and Division 3 teams which were both sitting at the top of their respective league tables after the weekend and would

TOP: Jan Juc’s Jack Perry in action on the east coast. ABOVE: Barwon Heads’ Jemima Hutchins is competing in Toll Victorian Open Series women’s draw.

have to be nobbled to fail to get among the March action. Unfortunately, the other two Mid Week teams – in Divisions 5 and 7 – are languishing a little and face a struggle to avoid relegation. In the Saturday pennant, the Division 1 team have had a couple of narrow wins since the Christmas break and hold third spot with every chance of yet another finals appearance. The Division 3 side also have revitalised themselves and hold fourth spot, while Division 5 are fifth and on the cusp of March action. The Division 7s have had a battle all year to get squad consistency and are fighting to avert relegation, while Division 9 and Division 10 are both on the edge of finals play and need just a couple strokes of luck to get them through. On the social front, the Wednesday and Thursday Twilighters continue their fun times, with some of the players getting to the point where they could easily step up to pennant. This is a highly pleasing situation for the club with an eye to the future. And what a future it will be with our new clubhouse and all it offers.

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MY BIG CATCH WITH GARRY KERR

FISHING REPORT ANGLESEA

Dave with a nice crayfish and green lip abalone taken off Anglesea by a licensed recreational fisherman.

Some pinkies and the odd snapper continue to be caught offshore Gummy shark catches continue for those out in boats Still reports of leatherjackets and salmon off Point Roadknight Salmon continue to be caught off most local beaches Some whiting have been caught on local inshore reefs Painkalac Creek has produced some nice bream Some mulloway have been caught off the beach ranging from 70 centimetres plus. 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.

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Still plenty of salmon being caught off local beaches Those fishing offshore continue to catch snapper, pinkies, gummy shark and couta with some flathead still around. Johanna Beach is still fishing well with good numbers of gummy shark being caught Rock fishing is still seeing some sweep and King George whiting being caught The harbour is producing grass whiting, King George whiting, mullet and squid The Aire River is in flood. For all your bait and tackle in Apollo Bay, contact Steve or Jen, who will be more than pleased to help you, phone 5237 6434.

BARWON HEADS

Bream continue in the river Some catches of Trevally are still being reported Still some snapper and pinkies offshore Some gummy shark are also being caught.

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Still the odd pinkie being taken offshore Whiting in close on the grass beds Some flathead being caught by those in boats Salmon continue to be caught off most local beaches Bream continue to be caught in Spring Creek. Remember Torquay Tackle and Sports. For all the best available advice in Torquay on tackle and bait, drop in and see Gareth and Jonathan. They will do their best to ensure you get the most up-todate information available, phone 5264 8207.

QUEENSCLIFF

St Leonards continues to produce whiting, squid with gummy shark and snapper also being reported Swan Bay is still seeing plenty of garfish with some flathead also being taken Point Lonsdale is receiving reports of some pinkies and salmon The White Lady continues to produce salmon whiting and the odd cuttlefish The creek continues with trevally, small salmon and some mullet.

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FISHERIES officers and police are proving to be a formidable obstacle to would-be abalone thieves targeting Port Phillip Bay. Over the past week, six men have been apprehended and are facing serious charges after allegedly being caught with hundreds of abalone in three separate incidents. In the first, water police patrolling Port Phillip Bay on jet skis near Point Ormond last Friday intercepted a 40-year-old Norlane man while he was scuba diving and seized a large catch-bag of abalone. Fisheries officers called to the scene inspected the catch-bag and allegedly found a total of 312 abalone shucked meats. Central Victorian waters were closed for the taking of abalone that day and the man held no licence, permit or authority to possess a commercial quantity of abalone. A van, registered in his name, was located in a car

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Ocean Grove aiming for an outright win BY JAMES TAYLOR SIX wickets from skipper Lucas Cameron helped Ocean Groveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A grade take first innings points in the first week of round 9 after skittling Newcomb for 68 in the BPCA. Ocean Grove then declared at 219 off 39 overs after Dean Gills scored 119, and Newcomb are 1/40 in their second dig. Smart batting from Darcy Cooper (69) and Brett Venables (62) helped guide Anglesea to 257 against Barrabool. Kane Pickering and James Fisher each picked up three wickets. Queenscliff opener Luke Orvisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 89 got his team

off to a good start against Wallington, and 52 from Michael Farrell pushed the total up to 265. Wallingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dane Wise-Graham was the best of the bowlers with six wickets. Five wickets from Jan Jucâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Michael Kitzing restricted Collendina to 142 at Bob Pettit Reserve. Jan Juc are 0/3 in reply. The battle between Drysdale and Portarlington hangs in the balance. The home side only scored 146 thanks to eight wickets from Port captain Paul McGrath, but had the visitors at 6/75 at the close of play. For full scores from all grades, head to mycricket. cricket.com.au and search for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Associationâ&#x20AC;?.

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ANGLESEA GOLF CLUB IF YOU didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play golf in the last week you might not know that the handicapping system has changed. It now comes into line with the USA slope system and requires a document of 33 pages to fully explain. For those with the inclination to fully understand the system, the details are on the club and a few other websites. For others, you just need to know that Golf Link will work it all out for you. I suspect like most change it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take too long to get the hang of it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just a little perplexing to start with.

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Conditions were good for midweek golf, but if you scored well the handicap holiday before the changeover meant that you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get any benefit. Wednesday was a par event and the winners in the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event were: Sandy Talbot in A Grade with 6 up, Darren Hawkins in B Grade with 2 up and Bob Stephens in C Grade with 2 up on a count back from Stuart Morgan. In the ladies event, Sandy Favre won with 2 up, and Alan Parton won the seniors with 6 up. NTP winners were Less Cooper on two holes, Mario Tutone and John Prince. Thursday was stableford and the conditions were perfect. John McGibbony won the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event with 38 points and had the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best score. Our winners in the ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; were: Valda Connelly in Division 1 with 35 points, Sue Caldwell in Division 2 with 37 points and Tess Brown in Division 3 with

Competition was back to normal for Saturday with new handicaps for some. It was count back Saturday for the men with all grades decided on count back. In A Grade, Dales Saunders won with 4 up from Darren Eskrigge, in B Grade Syd Mitchell won with 3 up from Leon Czarnuch, and in C Grade Owen Batchelor won with 3 up as well from Roger Trevaskis. The ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; were a marginally more decisive with Jackie Pearce winning with 5 up and Judy Talbot runner up with 2 up on a count back from Margot Parton. The men made a clean sweep on the NTP with winners Rick Gribben, Garry Beurteaux, Sam Leeds and Geoff Trethowan. Stephen Sinnott scored an eagle on the 8th. Sunday was back to stableford and we had three grades for both the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and the ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Winners, in order, for the men were Ross Duff with 39 points, Rodney Jones with 40 points and Mark Smith with 42 points, and for the ladies, Sue French with 36 points, Veronica Shaw with 38 points, and Jill Dilger with 36 points. The ladies had a better run on the NTPs with winners Ann Stokes, Wendy Cossar, Annie Tait and Fraser Macvean. Tim Connelly scored the eagle for the day on the 18th hole. Enjoy your golf.

SO MUCH has happened in a week. A new handicapping system is now in play, one that truly reflects how we really play our golf. The slope, it is ruled by how hard the course is and yes if we play that much easier course we will seem like good golfers and our handicaps will be much lower. But looking at some handicaps including my own at my course it seems we are not as good as we thought we were and hence we now have a huge handicap. As upset as we may be about this new handicap, we see on our cards we must put our ego to one side and embrace the fact that this is truly what we should be playing off. The only way to fix it is to use the shots and post a good score. That is the theory anyway! Results for Sunday January 19 and with +5 Hayden Torney won A Grade. B Grade winner Anthony Cosgrove also posted +5 and for the ladies Eleanor Douglas shot +1. NTPs Don Miloshis, Garry Smith and Heather WemyssSmith. Graham Travers hit the jackpot. Tuesday, Dee Matheson scored +4 to win A Grade and won the jackpot. Marg Joyner had the round of the day to take out B Grade with +6. C Grade went to Gail Hilton with +2. NTPs Angela Worthy, Heather Wemyss-Smith, Carole Mayne and Eleanor Douglas. Wednesday, the men played 4BBB stableford and with 50 points was the winning team of Paul Horne and Andy Clark just by a whisker from

Ron Haeberle and John Calnin also with 50 points. The resort course winners with 45 points were Brian Brown and Don Stuchbery. NTPs Paul Harvey, Andy Clark, Shayne Hope, David Rae and Don Stuchbery. Reno Beltrame hit a fantastic shot on 17 to win the jackpot. Friday, the start of a new era in golf and taking out A Grade Steve May had 42 points. Truly embracing their new handicaps Ray Frost posted 46 points to win B Grade and Valma Davis with 47 points won the ladies. NTPs Barry Grigg, John W. Thompson and Cheryl Brunt. Alec Inglis won the jackpot. Saturday, Danny Willersdorf scored 42 points to take out A Grade. With 50 points, yes that is the right score. Mark Brady took the honors in B Grade. Tony Hopwood had 43 points to win C Grade and D Grade went to Paul Delandre with 46 points. Jeanette Langan won the ladies with 41 points and for the resort course, Bob Gough had 48 points. NTPs Bill Young, Ken Scott, Ross Duff, Glenn Mifsud, Jeanette Langan, Cheryl Brunt and Brian Brown. Barry Grigg hit the jackpot. Sunday, Anthony Matheson shot +8 to win A Grade and for B Grade Guy Gartung also scored +8. Marg Joyner shooting another super round won the ladies with +8. NTPs Dave McPhail, Trent Fischer and Ainsley McCallum. Peter Garland hit the jackpot.

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Thursday Ambrose: A beautiful day for golf and a fun relaxed event for the ladies playing a three-person Ambrose. The winning team with a score of 65.2 were Judy Bullock, Wendy Muller and Dot Tattersall on a count back from Marg Hales, Lynn Hyett and Heather Smith. NTPs 7th Sue Browne, 17th Marg Hales. Saturday Stableford: Karen Lombardi was a big winner with a great score of 40 points from Sarah Tokolyi with 35 points.

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Wednesday Ambrose: With the Golf Link system down a four-person Ambrose was played with Ross Millar, Peter Gray, Russell Quick and Noel Mullen narrowly defeating the team of Russell Tate, Luke Vasallo, Luke Rayner and Steven Menegazzo.

WEEKEND RESULTS

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MEDLEYS Tuesday 9 Hole Stableford: Ritva Harley was the winner on a count back from Heather Smith both carding 19 points. Friday Twilight â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nike Nights Seriesâ&#x20AC;?: The winner on the front 9 was Jan Swain with 18 points and the winner on the back 9 was Allan Schultz with 17 points. Sunday Par: The winner was Gabe Tokolyi with +4 from Scott Jackman with +3.

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Saturday Stableford: With a field of 123 players it was a tight competition. The winner of A Grade was Luke Vasallo with 39 points from Rod Brooker with 38 points. In B Grade, the winner was Michael Proposch with 37 points from Russell Tate with 36 points. While in C Grade, Robert Bridgart was the winner with 38

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Wednesday January 22, Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Stableford The better weather conditions brought out 66 ladies to

enjoy their golf and camaraderie. None moreso than Robyn Whitehead (21) whose 38 points won her the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trophy and A Grade from Angie Foott (9) on 35. B Grade went to Dorothy Emerson (22) with 36 points from Jean Pardy (25) with 35, while C Grader of the day was Jocie Mather (38) with a score of 37 from Geraldine Collison (35) on 33. Saturday January 25, Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Stableford To attract a total of 230 players to our club to participate in a golf comp speaks volumes for what our club is providing for the players week after week! Ian McAuliffe (21) came away with the vouchers for trophy of the day and C Grade with his excellent 42 points ahead of Ian Flanders (21) on 40. A Grade was won by Mick Kotwic (7) on a count back from Peter Steele (11), both with 40 points. Christian Hyland (17) continued his great run of form to win B Grade with 39 points (including an eagle on the 9th) from Andre Cook (15), whose eagle on the 18th helped him towards his 37 and the pro-pin. Arthur McPhee (24) played very steady golf to win D Grade with 38 points on a count back from David Wallis. Marg Burchell (21) took out the ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; A Grade with 39 points from the red hot Robyn Whitehead (22) on 37, while our B Grade leaders were visitors Jenny Cropley (26) from Kew on 37 and Anita Hughes (45) from Commonwealth on 36.

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Tuesday January 14, Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Par One hundred and sixty five men appreciated the better conditions, but Stephen Steele (17) dazzled us all with his amazing 9 up â&#x20AC;&#x201C; what a time to do that Steve, or was it just a coincidence that scores werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t handicapped due to the Golf Link rebuild! He obviously won trophy of the day, and B Grade from Christian Hyland (17) on +6. Peter Kerber (12) won the A Grade voucher with 3 up by a shot from John Rowe (10), Peter Tippettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (20) 4 up got him home on a count back from John Powe (20) in C Grade, and Vic Bosworth (27) won D Grade with +3 from Ron Williams (28) who finished square. NTPs went to Ken Hughes, Greg Newman and David McCutcheon.

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