Surf Coast Times
Thursday 14 August 2014
VOL 12. No 33
YOUR COMPLETE REAL ESTATE GUIDE FLASHING LIGHTS
International Lighthouse Weekend begins on Saturday with activities at Split Point Lighthouse in Aireys Inlet (pictured here) and further along the coast at Cape Otway. See page 4. Photo: PETER MARSHALL
Community marches on Anglesea mine and power station
CLOSE COAL BY JAMES TAYLOR
THE campaign against the Anglesea coal mine and power station has taken to the streets, with a crowd estimated at more than 700 marching on the Alcoa-owned site and calling for its closure. Sunday’s ‘Shut It Down’ rally was organised by community group Surf Coast Air Action, and featured guest speakers including scientist Rob Gell, Surf Coast Shire councillor Margot Smith, Dr Merryn Redenbach of Doctors for the Environment Australia, Dr Nicholas Aberle of Environment Victoria, Kayla Foster of GetUp! and Leigh Ewbank of Friends of the Earth.
The mine provided 40 per cent of the power to Alcoa’s justclosed Point Henry smelter, and the company has been “actively seeking a buyer” since February to operate the mine as a standalone facility. Mr Gell spoke about the economic viability of the mine, saying the value of coal to generate electricity was plummeting. “I understand that Alcoa has suggested that it has had ‘multiple expressions of interest’ to purchase this dinosaur technology, but I wouldn’t be holding my breath for a sale – I’ll bet they’re not. “In parallel to our concern about the potential for the continued operation of a brown coal-fired
power station in the middle of Anglesea, we should be equally concerned about the continued nonoperation of the coal mine; about the risk that is posed if a buyer is not found, if the mine is not maintained properly as Alcoa’s interests in the region decline.” He said the aversion to change was not serving Victoria well and the state needed a smarter, sustainable economy. “If we hadn’t learned and changed we’d still have lead in paint, cars without seat belts and we’d all be smokers.” SCAA spokesperson Dr Jacinta Morahan said the rally clearly demonstrated there was “no longer any social licence to continue
polluting the air of the Surf Coast”. “Any company foolish enough to buy the toxic Anglesea coal mine and plant will be the focus of a sustained and very public campaign until the facility is shut down.” Mr Ewbank said Alcoa and the state government had been “notably silent” about the site’s future. “Will Alcoa do the right thing by the community and shut the power plant down? Will the Napthine government get off the fence and help the community transition?” Alcoa has said it would work through the sale process as quickly as possible, and a decision on the future of the Anglesea operations would be taken once that process was complete.
The ‘Shut It Down’ rally marches from the Anglesea Skate Park to the coal mine. Photo: REBECCA HOSKING
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Dam clear message sent on Aireys water supply BY JAMES TAYLOR HUNDREDS of people in Aireys Inlet and Fairhaven have urged Barwon Water not to connect their towns to the Geelong water system. Barwon Water held another community meeting last Saturday about its plan to upgrade the townsâ€™ water supply. This will involve either replacing the water treatment plant at the Painkalac Dam or building an 11-kilometre pipeline from Anglesea. More than 200 residents marched to the Aireys Inlet Community Hall for the meeting, where community representatives Vicki McKay and Peter Kaye presented Barwon Water chairman Michael King with a petition with more than 400 signatures supporting the building of a new treatment plant and opposing the pipeline. Vince Mahon said the turnout and petition made it clear to the water authority that Aireys Inlet and Fairhaven residents wanted to maintain their own water supply and not be connected to the Greater Geelong water grid. â€œFor nearly 40 years, Aireys Inlet and Fairhaven have had their own safe and secure water supply. â€œWhen severe drought affected many areas including the Greater Geelong Catchment, Aireys Inlet and Fairhaven did not have to endure the prolonged water restrictions experienced elsewhere because of having their own water supply.â€? A Barwon Water spokesperson said the board
was expected to make a decision on the preferred option for the upgrade at its August meeting, to be held later this month. The spokesperson said this decision would be based on a range of factors, including security of supply, water
quality, cost, environmental impacts, community and stakeholder feedback, and bushfire resilience. Mr Mahon said a delegation of Aireys Inlet and Fairhaven residents planned to address the board before it made a decision.
Aireys Inlet and Fairhaven residents gather outside the Aireys Inlet General Store before Saturdayâ€™s community meeting. Photo: REBECCA HOSKING
news 03 Nockles appointed to advisory body BY JAMES TAYLOR SURF Coast Shire councillor Rod Nockles has been appointed to the state governmentâ€™s Earth Resources Ministerial Advisory Council. The council will advise Energy and Resources Minister Russell Northe on the sustainable development of the resources sector throughout Victoria. Surf Coast mayor Rose Hodge said it was important that the shire was represented on this body. â€œWe have a lot of significant issues on the Surf Coast like the future of the Anglesea brown coal mine and power station, potential coal seam gas exploration and geothermal energy that our community has a strong interest in. It is really important our region has a strong voice on this advisory council and I congratulate Cr Nockles on his appointment.â€? Cr Nockles said his involvement on the advisory council would provide further opportunities to ensure the Surf Coastâ€™s voice was heard. â€œIâ€™m delighted to have been appointed and feel privileged to be able to assist the state government with its community consultation around this important issue. These issues are very much alive across the Surf Coast Shire and a matter of concern for our residents, so it is vital that we play an active role in ensuring our community is engaged.â€? The state government first announced details of the Earth Resources Ministerial Advisory Council in 2012. Its membership is made up from organisations including the Victorian Farmers Federation, water catchment management authorities, local government, and industry peak bodies including the Minerals Council of Australia and Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia.
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Lightstation goes native for celebratory weekend CAPE Otway Lightstation is going native for International Lighthouse Weekend this weekend by cooking up a storm with bush tucker. As the lightstation joins forces with 404 lighthouses in 43 countries to raise awareness of lighthouses and the need to preserve them, the Cape Otway heritage precinct is also celebrating its ﬁrst people - the Gadabanud. Over the weekend, they will dish up a fusion of contemporary ﬂavours, blended with traditional seafood, herbs and spices. Brad West, a descendent of the Gulidjan people, who is a guide at the Lightstation's Aboriginal Cultural Site, will steam snapper ﬁllets infused with bush tucker ﬂavours, in baskets made from the strappy leaves of the Lomandra, over an open ﬁre. “Lomandra was used by the women to create ﬁsh and eel traps and woven into basketry and water carrying vessels,” Mr West said. “I like to make Lomandra baskets for steaming ﬁsh. “We salt the ﬁsh down with some coastal saltbush, and marinate it with mountain pepper which grows in the Otways. “The wild rosemary is pungent and has a heavier ﬂavour than European rosemary. “When you steam the ﬁsh all those ﬂavours come through including the starchy sweetness of the Lomandra.” Mr West will cook and serve the ﬁsh, with Warrigal Greens, on Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 2pm. During the International Lighthouse Weekend celebrations visitors can also cook damper on an open ﬁre and enjoy a four course dinner at the Lightkeeper's Café on Saturday August 16, which will be served by historical dramatisation
performers, Characters of the Cape. Diners will have a view of the spot-lit 1848 lighthouse, as they tuck into a trio of desserts. To book for the Lightstation Weekend dinner call 5237 9240. A series of activities will also be held at Split Point Lighthouse in Aireys Inlet as part of International Lighthouse Weekend. To ﬁnd out more, visit splitpointlighthouse.com.au. International Lighthouse Weekend is held annually across the globe to celebrate the signiﬁcant role of lighthouses in our history. Lightstation guide Brad West, of Apollo Bay, with a young visitor.
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OCEAN Grove Coastcare is holding a working bee on Sunday to remove polygala woody weed at the rear of the 7W dunes. Having worked on these weeds before, they are aiming to eradicate them by removing small plants that have grown up since their last working bee at the site. All are welcome to join, Coastcare will provide gloves, safety glasses, sunscreen, and high visibility vests. Meet at the 7W access stairs located at the east end of Ocean Throughway. The working bee will run from 10am to noon. For more information, contact John O’Reilly on 0439 930 399.
THE Torquay Salvos are urgently calling on the local community to assist homeless people in the region through the cold winter weather we are facing. They have been donated a number of swags already but still need bedding and other items. They are asking the community and local businesses to donate any spare sleeping bags, blankets, waterproof or foam mats, pillows and backpacks to their Boston Road, Torquay location. If anyone wants to assist but does not have these items, tax deductable cash donations will also be gratefully accepted.
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First stage of Mount Moriac masterplan completed BY JAMES TAYLOR SPORTING clubs at Mount Moriac Reserve are now enjoying new and better facilities following the completion of stage one of the Mount Moriac Reserve Masterplan. The $1.35 million project was officially opened at the weekend during the Modewarre Football/ Netball Club’s clash against Barwon Heads. It includes a pavilion with new change rooms, a flexible layout with more functional community spaces, a third netball court, two tennis courts and a new playspace. The works were supported by $650,000 of state government funding – $350,000 from the Community Facility Funding Program and $300,000 from the Regional Growth Fund’s Putting Locals First Program. The Surf Coast Shire also contributed $650,000 towards the project, and reserve tenants Modewarre Football Netball Club and Modewarre Cricket Club contributed $25,000 each. The facilities were opened on Saturday by
Polwarth MP Terry Mulder, South Barwon MP Andrew Katos, Surf Coast Shire mayor Rose Hodge and Winchelsea Ward councillors Rod Nockles and Heather Wellington. Mr Mulder said grassroots sports such as football and netball were the backbone of Victorian communities and played a vital role in getting people more active across the state. “The new pavilion with adjacent netball and tennis courts give locals even more reason to come together to celebrate community events and enjoy the sports they love. “Importantly, the new modern accessible facilities ensure that everyone in the community whatever their age, gender or ability have an opportunity to be a part of the football, netball, cricket and tennis clubs based at the reserve. “Our investment is just one of the ways we are delivering on the state government’s strategy to build a better Victoria, grow the economy, build quality infrastructure and contribute to the health and wellbeing of the state.”
Rod Nockles, Terry Mulder, Andrew Katos, Rose Hodge and Heather Wellington unveil the plaque commemorating the opening. Photo: PETER MARSHALL
Taskforce to make splash with findings next month BY JAMES TAYLOR
The Surf Coast Shire has reserved land for an aquatic centre in the civic and community precinct’s northeast corner, seen here next to the future third soccer pitch. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR
THE taskforce investigating the feasibility of various options to deliver an aquatic centre in the Surf Coast Shire will table its advice to the council and the community next month. The Surf Coast Aquatic Centre Taskforce was established by the shire last July, and had its term extended from six to eight months in March. Shire mayor Rose Hodge said the council was keen to receive comprehensive advice from the taskforce. “This has been an important issue on the Surf Coast and we have a responsibility to make an informed decision with the best possible information. “Any proposal to deliver an aquatic centre has to
be well-researched and affordable.” Cr Hodge said the assessment of a planning application for a caravan park on the corner of Coombes Road and Ghazeepore Road was a separate issue. “We also have a planning application for a caravan park, which council must assess on its merits. “Despite recent media reports, we can only base that assessment on what it is in the application. It does not include a full-scale aquatic centre.” Taskforce chair Cr Brian McKiterick said the taskforce was looking at a number of possible options under which an aquatic centre might be delivered “We need to ensure that we are looking at approaches that are realistic and will meet the needs
of the Surf Coast community. The taskforce is keen to present council with robust advice and analysis.” The taskforce is reviewing and updating a 2009 feasibility study, which suggested the shire would need to borrow $13 million for a pool to be built no earlier than 2015. Its benchmarking of other aquatic centres across Victoria has found the facilities were expensive to construct and operate, but councils largely accepted these operating losses as part of a suite of community services. Operating losses could be partially offset through high memberships, as well as attractive membership packages, gymnasiums, fitness services and allied health services that would draw visitors to the centre.
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IN BRIEF Simpler electoral procedures proposed The state government says legislation it introduced into Parliament last week will help simplify a number of election procedures ahead of this year’s election. Attorney-General Robert Clark said the changes would simplify enrolment and postal vote procedures, improve protections against misleading political party names and remove duplication in the registration of how-to-vote cards. The changes will allow people to apply online to vote by post and will provide alternatives to having a witness verify identity on an enrolment form, such as by providing a passport or driver’s licence number. The new laws would also change the deadline for people enrolling to vote.
Jail time doubles for leaving children in cars New Victorian laws could see parents who leave children in unattended cars face a six-month jail term or a fine of up to $3,690. Changes to the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005, introduced by the state government, will double the jail time for leaving a child unattended. Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development Wendy Lovell said despite a ‘No Exceptions, No Excuses’ awareness campaign with Kidsafe Victoria earlier this year, a significant number of parents still left their children unattended.
Deadline for Coastcare grants closes tomorrow Groups that work to protect and enhance Victoria’s coast have been reminded they have until 4pm tomorrow to apply for the latest round of Coastcare grants. Coastal conservation groups can apply for small grants of up to $7,000 or medium grants between $7,000 and $20,000. Projects that will be completed by June 30, 2016 are eligible for funding. For more information, head to depi.vic.gov.au/coastcare.
Number of gasfield-free communities grows BY JAMES TAYLOR SEVERAL communities in Victoria’s southwest have joined those in the Surf Coast Shire and elsewhere in the state in declaring themselves gasﬁeld-free. Campaigners against exploration for fracking for coal seam gas (GSG) and unconventional gases in Hamilton, Digby, Dartmoor, Drumborg, Byaduk and Portland met with Premier Denis Napthine in Hamilton last week to ofﬁcially present their ‘Gasﬁeld-Free Community’ declarations. Earlier this month, Dr Napthine said there would be no fracking gas exploration in Victoria while he was Premier. Digby landholder Helen Henry said was heartened that the Premier had acknowledged the declarations – which campaigners say are supported by 96 per cent of the landholders in the district – and was glad to hear Dr Napthine’s stance on gas ﬁelds. “But if the Premier is serious about allaying community concern, he needs to put his words into action. “He has the power to create no-go zones in areas where the community do not want the industry ahead. He has the power to enact a statewide ban.” Gasﬁeld Free Glenelg member Sarah Fox said the south-west community would not be backing down in the lead up to the election. “We need certainty, and we won’t have it until both major parties commit to legislating
a total ban.” Last week’s declaration means eight communties in western Victoria and 19 in Gippsland have declared themselves gasﬁeld-free. These include the residents of Deans Marsh, Bambra and Boonah in the Surf Coast Shire. In November, the state government extended the moratorium on fracking to extract CSG and
other kinds of unconventional gas until at least July 2015. The Surf Coast Shire voted to reafﬁrm its support for a moratorium within days, but the City of Greater Geelong is yet to announce a ﬁrm position on fracking. It has started a 30day process to educate the council on the issue, and will take public submissions for one month from August 25.
Premier Denis Napthine (left) receives the declarations in Hamilton.
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Sporting good times kick off Molly McEwan, 2, Giorgio Grivas, 4, Jake Alford, 2, and Sienna Alford, 6, kick off the fun at the Community Sports and Activities Expo at Wyndham Resort Torquay on Sunday. Surf Coast Shire mayor Rose Hodge also attended the free event, which introduced families to a great range of locally available sports and activities, including taekwondo, hula hooping, surf life saving, calisthenics and many more. There were demonstrations and performances as well as interactive activities for the kids to enjoy throughout the day and all children were given a show bag jam-packed with goodies to enjoy. Photo: PETER MARSHALL. Greg Brown (main) and Emma Webb (inset) compete in the Australian Longboard Titles. Photos: SURFING AUSTRALIA/NIKON
Jan Juc surfers show off longboard skills BY JAMES TAYLOR JAN JUC surfers Emma Webb and Greg Brown have shown their skills in the Australian Longboard Titles, part of this yearâ€™s Australian Surf Festival in Coffs Harbour. Webb won a tight battle on Tuesday to be declared
Australian Open Womenâ€™s Longboard Champion, while Brown, the returning Over 50 Menâ€™s Longboard Champion, put in a strong performance in the heats on Monday. Webb locked in a heat total of 15.50 (out of a possible 20 points) to steal the win in the dying minutes from back-to-back Australian title runner-up
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PETstock Torquay unveils new look PETSTOCK Torquay recently had a good grooming and now boasts a fresh new look. Franchisee Andrew Towell said he was excited to welcome customers to check out the new-look store and bring their leashed pets along with them. â€œPETstock is a very fun and vibrant organisation, which is reflected at the Torquay store, inside and out,â€? he said. Located in Bristol Road and open 7 days, PETstock Torquay has been providing pet care products, services and advice for Surf Coast pets since 2007. The Torquay team prides itself on providing customers with expert advice, in depth product knowledge and counter-to-car service. â€œAs well as a huge product range for family members of the furry, feathery and scaly varieties, PETstock Torquay also offers free engraving with any ID tag purchase and a 24-hour DIY Dog Wash facility,â€? he said. MEANWHILE, PETstock opened its 100th store in Ballarat earlier this month, 12 years after opening the doors of the first PETstock store in La Trobe Street. PETstock, 100 per cent Australian owned,is still operated by the Young family, who took ownership of Ballarat Produce in 1991 before steering the business toward catering to the lifetime needs of pets.
Surf Coast mayor Rose Hodge (centre, back) with Red Cross Barwon Zone 6 representative Dorothy Oâ€™Donnell (right), pupils from Torquay College and assistant principal Nadia Tkaczuk, and Red Cross officers Steve Robinson and Helen Wilson holding the flag.
Red Cross flag raised for centenary
PETstock Torquayâ€™s Rachelle Macfie and Andrew Towell. Photo: REBECCA LAUNER
THE Surf Coast Shire joined the Red Cross centenary celebrations by raising the Red Cross flag at the shire offices last Friday. The Red Cross celebrated the 100 year anniversary of people helping people across the nation yesterday, and a number of events in the next month will keep the celebration going. Shire mayor Rose Hodge said the Red Cross is part of the worldâ€™s largest humanitarian movement. â€œIn Australia, Red Cross started in Melbourne, nine days after the outbreak of World War 1. Since
then, the organisation has seen so much and made an enormous difference. Red Cross was here for the Ash Wednesday bushfires in what is arguably this communityâ€™s greatest time of need. They have continued to partner with us in emergency management, including a multi-agency training session Council held in Anglesea last year.â€? Cr Hodge thanked Dorothy Oâ€™Donnell and other volunteers for their work and said the shire was proud to raise the flag to celebrate the organisationâ€™s achievements.
Daffodil Day in flower next Friday THE Surf Coast Shire is holding a community morning tea at its Torquay office to raise funds and awareness for Daffodil Day on Friday August 22. The event will include sales of merchandise, with refreshments provided and an opportunity to come together for an important cause. The morning tea will be on Friday August 22 from 10.30am until midday at the council chambers. RSVPs by contacting 5261 0586 or
email@example.com by August 18. Meanwhile, Daffodil Day merchandise and fresh daffodils will be for sale on the same day in Torquay outside Woolworths and IGA from 8am-3pm, and at Anglesea shopping centre, 10am-4pm On Saturday August 23, the unit will be in Aireys Inlet outside the general store from 8.30am-mid morning. Daffodil Day is the Cancer Councilâ€™s biggest fundraiser Australia wide.
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Surf Coast Cancer Council Unit members: Back row, left to right, Christine Walker, Barbara Morrissy, Margo Davey, Jill Gall. Front row, left to right, Sue Anderson, Judith Gibson, Judy Nancarrow. The unit will be selling daffodils and other fundraising merchandise at a couple of Surf Coast locations.
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Principal Katos spends a day at Torquay College to renewable projects BY JAMES TAYLOR
SOUTH Barwon MP Andrew Katos shared the top job at Torquay College earlier this week as part of the annual Principal For A Day program. Mr Katos joined the primary school’s principal Pamela Kinsman for four hours on Tuesday to learn more about the day-today operations of one of the region’s largest primary schools. The pair went on a tour of the entire school, including classes from all year levels, the library and the environment centre. Mr Katos also sat in on a performance review, and had lunch prepared from the
school’s Stephanie Alexander kitchen garden. He said he usually visited schools as an MP in regards to needed repairs or the opening of infrastructure, and Ms Kinsman was doing “an excellent job in a very large school”. “There are 88 teachers and two assistant principals, so it’s a big task.” He said primary school had changed dramatically since he was a pupil, with the increased use of technology and different learning styles the biggest changes. “My third-eldest son was telling me about the circulatory system the other day – I didn’t learn that when I was in grade 2.” Ms Kinsman said Torquay College did not
participate in Principal For A Day every year but was very pleased to have Mr Katos visit. “He’s the principal for a day with me, so we’re talking on an equal level, instead of me having to make an appointment.” She said topics of discussion over the day included the primary school in Torquay North, scheduled to open in 2017. “There’s 930 kids here, so it’s something that really needs to be done.” Mr Katos said it was highly likely another primary school would eventually need to be built in the Spring Creek area. The pair also talked about the future of Torquay College’s student welfare officers, which were cut in the federal budget.
Andrew Katos (first from right) catches up on some reading with Torquay College pupils Ariane Pierssene, Jaxson Bant, and Charlotte Cook.
SURF Coast Shire councillor Eve Fisher says there are four barriers holding back community-driven renewable energy in not only the Surf Coast but also Victoria. Cr Fisher travelled overseas last year on a Municipal Association of Victoria Local Government Fellowship to investigate a variety of international best practice examples of energy generation. She completed her report, ‘From grassroots to grass tops’, last month. The report states there are four “gaping holes” that prevent community projects from getting off the ground: • no community energy feedin tariff and power purchase agreements are nearly impossible to negotiate without funding already secured • no grid priority legislation, so community projects can be easily rejected by power companies • virtual net metering (offsetting electricity bills through ownership of off-site wind and solar infrastructure) is absent from federal energy regulation, and • Victoria’s restrictive wind farm laws. “Time is wasted and communities are left wondering if it’s worth the effort,” Cr
Fisher wrote. “In 35 interviews with people in the United States, Germany and Denmark I uncovered a sad truth about the Australian community clean energy landscape – very little is possible until the laws change or are actually introduced. “This is not an attack on our current government. This is the result of apathy by successive governments who have not seen the need to empower the renewables sector.” MEANWHILE, a Jan Juc couple has supported Get Up’s Better Power campaign by switching to a company that supports renewable energy. Bec Burns said her power bill was cheaper with Powershop, and she and her husband James Patterson were surprised by how much profit EnergyAustralia was previously making from their bills. “We constantly hear in the media that renewable energy is to blame for high power prices, but now we’re starting to think it’s the big three energy companies that are the problem. “When EnergyAustralia found out we had switched, they rang us up and offered us 30 per cent discount on our power bill. That’s a huge discount and if that’s their margin then they’re definitely ripping off the Australian public.”
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Don’t forget to chalk in your dairies the last weekend in August for the fourth annual Lorne Festival of the Performing Arts. Unprecedented demand will ensure this year’s festival is a roaring success with the opening night cabaret already sold out! For all those who missed out, standing room may be available on the night (check the website for further details) and make sure you grab yourselves a Weekend Pass now at www.lovelornefestival.com. The Lorne Festival of Performing Arts brings an amazing project to the schools of the region - Reaching Extraordinary Heights. Some 300 students from ﬁve schools in the region will have the chance to learn circus skills from Australia’s Youth Circus - the Flying Fruit Fly Circus from Tuesday 26 August - Thursday 28 August. You’ll also have the chance to see them in the Festival program! The last home and away game of the local football and netball season concludes on Saturday when all teams take the long road trip to Simpson. It’s been a long year for the boys but great that so many have put their hand up to ensure that we were represented on every occasion. Whether it was players changing their minds on retirement, pulling the boots on after a long spell out of the game or for the very ﬁrst time, the Club proudly met its obligations on every occasion - well done to all. I have been blessed to travel overseas for a second occasion this year in achieving a goal that was set some time ago. When last away I penned whilst above the English Channel and this time I share my comments with you whilst beneath it. My journey carries the same purpose as my last in visiting my son whilst abroad but is this time shared with my wife and daughter. One tends to forget and take for granted at times just how special the relationships with family and friends really are and there are times when these feelings are felt in a way that you know you will be etched in your mind forever. I was grateful to experience one of these moments when my son hugged his mother and sister for the ﬁrst time since leaving Australia in January. Together we were in awe of how our English and European friends share, preserve and celebrate their past that leaves the biggest impression. And yes, although their history runs far deeper than that of Australia, it reinforces to me that we need to be more proactive in doing more, especially where in small communities like Lorne, unless we do it will be lost. We are so lucky to have the Lorne Historical Society taking the lead in Lorne!
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Don and Christina have taken a dip in the sea together every morning between December and Easter for 50 years. That’s how long they have been coming to Lorne with their family and now their family’s families. Christina’s parents ﬁrst rented the house, built in 1919, that they now own, which they in turn rented before a serendipitous opportunity arose to buy it as it stood. Equipped with their three boys, the dog, the cat, the goldﬁsh and pet budgerigars they travelled to Lorne every school holidays. They shared many adventures with their neighbours over the years including marathon bush walks through the Otways to Pennyroyal and overland to Moggs Creek. To this day they are devoted walkers. Christina recently completed the Cape to Cape walk in WA and has walked the six day path from Apollo Bay to the Twelve Apostles. Before Don’s life as a politician, he was a Director of General Motors Holden. He was invited by the Liberal Party to stand for pre-selection for Monash Province in the Legislative Council. He was surprised to win that and then to become elected, later serving as a respected Education Minister in the Kennett Government. After Christina completed university she worked as a Stipendiary Probation and Parole Ofﬁcer for girls and women but no room here to tell of her experiences in that role. For 25 years she was a volunteer guide in the Botanic Gardens and has been President of their Plant Craft Cottage. Don and Christine attend the theatre and ballet regularly, love movies and read a lot. Their connection with Lorne is eternal as local children engage with the family through the fairy house in their garden leaving messages when the Haywards are not there and sharing morning tea with them when they are. CW
LORNE WARD EVENTS CALENDAR AUG UST 24-28 GOR Closed near Wye River, due to essential upgrade works. 29-31 4th Annual Lorne Festival of Performing Arts, Cabaret, dance, circus, comedy, theatre, street performances, spoken word, kids show and more! SEPTEMBER 14 Amy’s Gran Fondo, long course bike ride from Lorne, Skenes Creek, Deans Marsh & back to Lorne, from 8am. 14
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Refugee support group forms in Aireys Inlet BY JAMES TAYLOR ANOTHER community in the Geelong region has shown its commitment to refugees and asylum seekers with the formation of Aireys Inlet Rural Australians for Refugees (RAR). The group, which had its first meeting last week, was inspired at a recent public event in the town at which guest speaker Tri Nguyen described the positive impact the generous welcome by Australians had on him and other Vietnamese refugees arriving by boat in the 1980s. Tri was delighted with the boat made by Keith Bremner for donations and the generous amount given towards housing asylum seekers in Melbourne. The boat was a replica of the one Tri towed in April this year when he walked from
Melbourne to Canberra to present the boat to the Prime Minister. At last week’s meeting, several focus groups were formed to work on obtaining up-to-date and accurate information regarding refugees and asylum seekers to share with the community, and to organise events and activities. The Aireys Inlet group joins the increasing number of Australian RAR groups, estimated to be at least 90 with a membership of about 15,000. These rural-based groups provide a voice for non-metropolitan residents concerned with the plight of asylum seekers and refugees. Aireys Inlet RAR presently has 46 members. For more information or if you are interested in joining or participating in their activities and events, email co-ordinator Mary Bremner on email@example.com.
Aireys Inlet Rural Australians for Refugees co-ordinator Mary Bremner (far left) with organising group members Keith Bremner – who holds the boat made for donations to Tri Nguyen – Kathryn Feather and Cecily Mason.
National Trust properties to be visited by the Green Army BY JAMES TAYLOR NATIONAL Trust properties in Winchelsea and Geelong are set to receive a major investment as part of the federal government’s Green Army program. Green Army projects at the properties, as well as in Lorne and Queenscliff, have been formally approved and will get under way in the coming weeks as part of round one of the program. The National Trust works will include: • Barwon Park, Winchelsea: design and implementation of a restored heritage
orchard; restoration of heritage windbreaks; maintenance of the heritage garden, building and native vegetation corridor; development of interpretation pathway access; and site invigilation • The Heights, Newtown: site invigilation as part of the launch of The Heights watertower; and heritage garden and building maintenance, and • Barwon Grange, Newtown: heritage garden and building maintenance. Corangamite federal member Sarah Henderson said the Green Army program was a key Coalition election commitment, with $525 million budgeted
over four years and an average cost of $192,000 per project. “Our region is blessed to have some wonderful National Trust properties but they are very costly to maintain. This Green Army funding will make a major difference in assisting with their upkeep. “The Green Army program also means that young Australians will now have the opportunity to be a part of one of the government's major environmental initiatives and help our community deliver important local conservation outcomes.” She said the program provided opportunities for people aged 17-24 years to gain training
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Federal grant supports Anzac Centenary event in Apollo Bay AN EVENT in Apollo Bay earlier this month commemorated the service and sacrifice of Indigenous Australians during World War I. Organised by Apollo Bay Arts, this year’s Warm Winter Words ‘rethinking Australia’s indigenous past’ event at the Apollo Bay Hotel on August 3 featured Professor Mick Dodson AM, Bruce Elder and Bruce Pascoe. Professor Dodson is the author of many articles and speeches and is now heading the ‘Serving our Country’ project to document the stories and the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who fought for Australia from the Boer War until 2000. He also met with Apollo Bay P-12 College students at the Apollo Bay RSL last week. The Warm Winter Words event was supported by a $1,940 federal government grant through the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program. Corangamite federal member Sarah Henderson said the program supported local communities through funding for projects that preserved the
stories of servicemen and women for generations to come. “I welcome the approval of the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of Anzac, Senator Michael Ronaldson, of this grant which recognises Apollo Bay Arts’ efforts in commemorating the Centenary of Anzac. “The Centenary of Anzac will be the most significant period of commemoration in our nation’s history and the Abbott Government is committed to providing opportunities for all Australians to participate.” She said $125,000 had been made available to each federal electorate across the country for community and ex-service groups to spend on commemorative programs. “I would like to thank the members of the electorate committee who have assisted me in developing an approach for commemorating the Anzac Centenary in Corangamite.” For more information on the Anzac Centenary, head to anzaccentenary.gov.au.
First display homes open at Armstrong THE first display homes will open in Villawood Properties’ Armstrong display village this weekend. Porter Davis Homes will be softlaunching their four display homes from Saturday. With four display homes, they have the most of all builders at Armstrong. When the display village is completed, 19 builders will feature 36 homes, plus
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“I am sure that being part of the show will be one of the best decisions I have made for my art career and my creative journey,” she said. “It has certainly been a wonderful opportunity for me to share my artwork. “The show appeals to a broad range of people and the whole concept of the show is exceptionally exciting for an artist like myself, one of my main aims is to inspire and share my creativity and by being part of a show like this I can feel as if I am helping to share the insight into the mind of an artist like myself, worldwide!” Laidlaw’s Colour in your Life episode will be screened on 4ME (free-to-air regional channel 64) from September 7. The episode will also be available at 4me.net.au and on YouTube.
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Accessible platform rolled out at Aireys lighthouse BY JAMES TAYLOR
installed to blend the precinct with its coastal surrounds and to reduce rainfall runoff and erosion. The platform is an additional attraction to the main Split Point Lookout, which does not cater for all coastal users. “Consultation undertaken during the development of the 2008 Split Point Lighthouse Precinct Master Plan highlighted the importance of this vantage point, particularly to those with limited mobility who are unable to access the Split Point Lookout,” Mr Davies said. “I am thrilled that we have completed and opened a facility that allows everyone to enjoy the incredible scenery this beautiful precinct has to offer.”
A NEW wheelchair-accessible viewing platform overlooking the Aireys Inlet Lighthouse and Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary is now open. The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) constructed the new platform, which provides a 180-degree view of the marine sanctuary and lighthouse. GORCC chief executive officer Richard Davies said the platform achieved safety and sustainability while providing an outstanding viewing experience for people of all mobility. “The new steel framed and timberdecked walkway extends 30 metres from
near the base of the lighthouse toward the ocean and leads to a circular viewing platform. “The viewing platform has been designed to gain elevation as the ground falls away from it. “This innovative design results in minimal environmental impact, maximising revegetation capacity and minimising cliff erosion issues.” GORCC invited tenders for the project in March. The lookout was constructed by Torquay Homes, and landscaping and grounds work was undertaken by GORCC’s outdoor works team. New revegetation areas have been
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Brand Geelong project begins BY JAMES TAYLOR THE Brand Geelong project will begin by identifying Geelong’s unique qualities and using them to develop a strategy that sells the region to the world. About 80 representatives from business, industry, government, education, advocacy groups and media took part in a forum on Friday at Simonds Stadium to develop the project. City of Greater Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons said Brand Geelong was vital for the region. “Globalisation and technology have dissolved
traditional borders. So a business or a skilled worker can nowadays choose to base themselves wherever the conditions are most suitable. “Geelong already punches above its weight in many areas of endeavour – with the collective will of all our local stakeholders, we can not only shine a light on what is already happening but build a brand to ensure a ‘made in Geelong’ label is synonymous with innovation and quality.” The Brand Geelong initiative will first identify the perceptions people hold about Geelong; not just those who live here but people
from other regions and cities. “Over the next few months a series of focus groups will be held to ascertain what people think about Geelong, and there will be a broader community survey so everyone can add their voice,” Cr Lyons said. At the forum, South Barwon MP Andrew Katos announced the state government would contribute $40,000 to the project, which will add to the $40,000 already committed by project partners. “A well-perceived brand in Geelong strengthens the region’s offer to be seen as a preferred place to
live, work, study and invest,” he said. The first phase of Brand Geelong will involve the collection of detailed research data to prepare a business case for phase two: the development and implementation of the brand. Brand Tasmania Council members Robert Heazlewood and Rob Pennicott spoke at the forum, and also took part in a panel discussion along with Cr Lyons, Regional Development Victoria’s Nadia Reid, Deakin University director of marketing Andrea Turley, marketing expert Leigh McClusky and GMHBA chief executive officer Mark Valena.
GDV regional office means there’s a new dog in town BY JAMES TAYLOR
GDV trainer Paul Tomlins and guide dog Fraser (right) go through a training demonstration, watched carefully by (L-R) GDV chief executive officer Karen Hayes, GDV president Russell Walker and City of Greater Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR
GUIDE Dogs Victoria (GDV) has chosen Geelong as the home of the organisation’s first regional office. The Moorabool Street office will support the growing number of GDV clients in the Barwon region, which presently number about 400 and are expected to increase by 5-10 per cent in the next year. The office was launched at the nearby Transport Accident Commission building with speeches by GDV president Russell Walker, GDV chief executive officer Karen Hayes, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier Craig Ondarchie and City of Greater Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons. Many GDV clients and their dogs were also in the audience, and GDV’s Paul Tomlins gave a demonstration of the organisation’s training program with guide dog Fraser. Ms Hayes said GDV was exciting to be joining
the growing number of health service providers in Geelong. “We’re very proud to be part of this change in Geelong’s future.” She estimated only 17 per cent of GDV’s clients would be eligible for funding by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in its existing proposed format. She said GDV being in Geelong would enable it to better advocate the fact that even with the introduction of the NDIS, GDV and other similar organisations would continue to play a crucial role in the delivery of essential services to people with vision impairment and disability. “Our presence will provide ease of access for those clients.” She said there were an estimated 220,000 blind or vision impaired people in Victoria, and this number would grow to 350,000 by 2020. For more information on GDV, head to guidedogsvictoria.com.au.
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Jump on the Small Business Bus this weekend BY JAMES TAYLOR SMALL business operators in the Geelong region can get free mentoring, support and advice about key state government services when the Small Business Bus visits Geelong on Saturday. The bus offers information about Small Business Victoria’s year-round services and its low-cost seminars, workshops and programs. There is also extensive literature on board about planning, starting and growing a business, with information on everything from registering for taxation to formulating a business plan. Member for Western Victoria David Koch said the bus provided expert advice from a pool of
business specialists from the Small Business Mentoring Service. “These mentors have extensive experience in running their own small business or working in senior management in business. “They are skilled in marketing, finance, human resources and sales.” Minister for Small Business Russell Northe said the services provided by the bus reflected the state government’s support for an increasingly robust and innovative small business sector. He said the bus would be on hand during the Geelong Small Business Festival. “The program in Geelong includes 48 events, seminars and networking opportunities for those
seeking to start or grow their business. “Key event highlights will include: The Greatness Principle – Enterprise Geelong, a live podcast; Making it Count! A Smarter approach to online business; Cloud Accounting: Work smarter not harder; and Business Café: Personal brand and why it’s important. “There are more than 18,310 small businesses in
Parent evenings to give insights on adolescence BY JAMES TAYLOR THE Barwon Adolescent Task Force (BATForce), Barwon Youth and Victoria Police have partnered with the Surf Coast Shire to present a series of parent/carer evenings that promise to promote lots of discussion, a few laughs and some learning along the way. As Torquay’s young population enters the exciting world of adolescence, it is critical that the community is well prepared to support them on their journey. This means being ready to have the right conversations at the right time, knowing how to deal with the bumps along the way, how to promote healthy strong relationships and ensuing that children have the skills to take educated risks, know when to say no and how to look after their mates. The first of the three forums, ‘Celebrating Gen WiFi’ with BATForce’s Leigh Bartlett, was held last week.
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The next will be about cyber safety and will be held on August 20. Parents will spend 120 hours teaching children to drive a car, but have been invited to this session to find out how they can support children as they begin to navigate the cyber world. Guest speaker Cathy Hastie has been working in the area of cyber safety with Victoria Police for many years, and presents a solutions-based approach to managed technology in the home full of ideas and strategies that are easy to implement. The third and final session on August 27 will be about alcohol and other drugs. This session will give parents the information to begin discussions with their children – the myths and facts they need to get started, as well as tips for when children begin to go to parties. Both sessions will be held at the Surf Coast Shire offices in Merrijg Drive, Torquay from 7-8.45pm. For more information or to RSVP, email email@example.com or phone 5221 4339.
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I have never heard such petty selfishness as contained in Sam Routley’s comments in the Surf Coast Times front page story “Cold Pies” (August 7). To think that Routleys Bakery is prepared to deny Lions volunteers permission to barbecue sausages to raise much needed money for local organisations would affect their business was laughable (it probably will now!). The idea that a barbecue of approximately eight hours maximum duration a month should (in theory) affect Routleys profits is a very poor excuse. As the article states, money raised by Lions has helped many community organisation as well as needy, disabled and terminally ill individuals. Some of the money has been used recently to purchase a defibrillator for community use. I wonder if Mr Routley’s family has been involved in their local community activities and realises just how much help the donations throughout the community are welcomed. Surely Routleys’ takings and profit margins are large enough to cope with this small form of perceived competition. Mr Routley probably does not realise that the members on barbecue duty have actually purchased their morning cup of coffee from Routleys, so basically he is benefitting by these sales. As with other food stalls that appear in Gilbert Street from time to time, people will purchase a sausage to support the idea that all profits will be returned to the community. Perhaps Mr Routley would like to put his hand in his pocket and make up the Lions shortfall of $7,000 from the increased profit his business will make in the absence of the Lions barbecue twice a month.
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Bring back compassion Dear Editor, I would like to make a suggestion in response the Surf Coast Times front page article, “Cold Pies” (August 7). It may provide a solution to more than one problem. Many fortunate residents of the Surf Coast who have travelled to small Italian villages will have experienced every Saturday morning the piazza (village square) is closed to traffic and community life takes over for a few hours. Imagine the same thing happening in Gilbert Street: the cafes spreading tables and chairs across the street at no extra cost to the business, people wandering between the traders, stopping for a chat, sipping lattes and supporting local businesses. Even better, Torquay Lions Club could set up their barbecue trailer in the middle of the street away from other eateries and cook sausages, continuing to raise much appreciated dollars for community groups and the disadvantaged. I have been co-ordinator of Spring Creek Community House for many years. These last few weeks I have seen more people come to the house needing food, warmth, accommodation and in some cases simply someone to listen. Times are tough and some people sleep rough in our little paradise by the sea and for those of us who are comfortable, we can easily afford to spare a few gold coins for those in our community down on their luck, which could be anyone one of us given unseen circumstances. Organisations like Lions, Rotary and Torquay Community Enterprise over the years, while not their core purpose, have quietly helped people. Why not allow these groups, who do so much, including Torquay Food Aid, St Vincent’s and the Salvation Army, to have a stall in the community mall and we could all work together to help our most vulnerable citizens? The dollars raised by the Lions sausage sizzles are greatly needed here in downtown Torquay and they need our support. Let your ward councillor know you
Laura Connor Spring Creek Community House
A good feature Dear Editor, It was good to see the feature article, “Never Stop Learning with U3A” in the Surf Coast Times and Bellarine Times (August 7). This fits well with the Celebrating Seniors section of the paper. There has been a very encouraging amount of interest in our newly established branch on the Surf Coast and 150 people are now members of U3A Surf Coast. Many areas are covered and generous tutors volunteer their time and expertise. This is an aspect the steering committee wants to encourage. The success of U3A Surf Coast is dependent on people sharing their interests and knowledge. Jenny Trezise did a wonderful job setting up our branch. Her contract has finished and the steering committee of volunteers now does the necessary organising. We no longer have a telephone. Each term our courses change and some take a break while others are added. So it is important to check our website. Our web address is u3asurfcoast. org.au and our email is firstname.lastname@example.org. au. Another way to get in touch is to call in at the Community House with the best times Monday and Friday mornings when a representative from U3A is in attendance. We plan to offer courses in Anglesea and Winchelsea in Term 1 next year. We intend to advertise courses and venues for 2015 towards the end of the year. Use this opportunity to further your life skills, meet others and enjoy continuing learning. Rosemary Faris Torquay
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The police perspective Dear Editor, I have read and listened to a number of comments over recent times about changes to the policing service on the Bellarine Peninsula. Iâ€™ve read that Portarlington, Drysdale and Queenscliff police stations are supposedly losing members and even closing altogether. I want to dispel some of these myths and put some facts behind what the changes will mean to the Bellarine communities. There is no truth in statements saying any police station on the Bellarine Peninsula is closing. The Portarlington, Drysdale and Queenscliff Police stations will be open for public attendance at the following times: â€˘ Portarlington Police Station and Queenscliff Police stations will open between 8am and 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays â€˘ Drysdale Police Station will open between 8am and 4pm on Mondays and Wednesdays â€˘ Bellarine Police Station (formerly Ocean Grove) will now be open for the expanded hours of 6am to 10pm, seven days a week. These designated opening hours were introduced following feedback from the Bellarine Peninsula community. Residents have access to counter services, including document signing, advice, lost property and to discuss local issues at these times. It is important to note that Bellarine Peninsula communities have and will continue to have a 24hour police response provided by resources across the Geelong Police Service Area (PSA). To provide a better policing service on the Bellarine Peninsula, we will now be increasing the number of patrols across the whole peninsula. Intelligent, timely tasking of the divisional vans along with improved supervision will ensure a consistent policing presence across the whole of the Bellarine Peninsula and a safer community. Strong community relationships have been forged over a number of years between
the Portarlington, Drysdale and Queenscliff police members and their communities. They are vital to any community and will continue unhindered. There will be no reduction in the number of police on the Bellarine Peninsula. In fact, we will receive extra staff from other areas of Greater Geelong at the times when they are most needed, including at community events like the Queenscliff Music Festival and the Celtic Festival at Portarlington. Policing is about flexibility and the proper deployment of resources where and when they are needed. I know the Bellarine Peninsula communities will have a better policing service as a result of the changes made. I ask that you be mindful that the police members working on the Bellarine are a professional and dedicated group, which I am very proud to be a part of. Most of us have a vested interest in keeping the Bellarine safe for all. We live here with our own families. Senior Sergeant Angelo Ferrara Officer In Charge â€“ Bellarine Police Station
The wind blows, the turbine slows Dear Editor, When our new Surf Coast Shire offices were completed, I was confused by the expensive looking spinning device on the roof. Someone explained to me that when all the occupants of the offices were working feverishly, they produced enough energy to make the device turn. Should I be concerned that I now havenâ€™t seen it move for some months? I donâ€™t doubt the staffâ€™s gusto, but if the device is faulty, surely there was a warranty with it being quite new. Chris Jan Juc
Concerns for Anglesea Dear Editor, Iâ€™m hoping that this letter may be read by Terry Mulder, my local member, who has the invitation in this paper to â€œPlease feel free to contact me to discuss any state government concerns you may haveâ€?. Unfortunately, my attempts to correspond with Mr Mulder regarding the possible imminent sale of the Anglesea coal mine and power station have not been attended to. It seems that Mr Mulder is unwilling to discuss or disclose what is happening with the coal mine and power station so I am left wondering what he means by the invitation. Is this not a state government issue? Is this not an issue affecting the health, wellbeing and future prosperity of Victorians? Does this not affect one of the greatest tourist drawcards in this state and country? Nick Day Anglesea
Aireys feels it in its waters Dear Editor, Barwon Water general manager infrastructure services Paul Northey (â€œAireys Inlet/Fairhaven supply upgradeâ€?, Letters, August 7) makes clear the pipeline is Barwon Waterâ€™s preferred option. He states our supply system is not drought-proof, implying this is insecure. Supply systems are not drought-proof but the Aireys Inlet/Fairhvaven supply system has not endured prolonged and severe restrictions over many years that occurred elsewhere within the Greater Geelong catchment. Water security for the Aireys Inlet/Fairhaven system was addressed by Barwon Water in its Water Supply Demand Strategy 2012-2062-Incorporating Drought Response Plans, with â€œcatchment and reservoir storage expected to provide adequate supply well into the future under all scenarios testedâ€?. Barwon Water,
in its Water Security Outlook December 2013 added: â€œEven under the most extreme climatic scenario, this system will remain secure for many yearsâ€?. Ratepayers here in the 1970s each paid a special levy of $2,000 towards water supply infrastructure. They also, in the 1990s, each paid $1,500 towards the sewage infrastructure. Yet such substantial contributions are belittled by Barwon Water. Cross-subsidies have and will always exist in the provision of essential services, especially in regional and remote areas. If the pipeline proceeds, Barwon Water still has to maintain the Painkalac Reservoir. In other words, we will not be able access our own safe and secure water supply but be connected to a system that has a track record of experiencing restrictions we have not endured. Itâ€™s hard to fathom the logic in such an outcome. Vincent Mahon Aireys Inlet 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: email@example.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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THE Modewarre community has been encouraged to vote for local Landcare hero Mandy Coulson in the 2014 National Landcare Awards. Ms Coulson is one of 69 finalists in the running for the People’s Choice Awards as part of this year’s awards celebration, and the public can have their say on who should be the winner. The awards celebrate the passion and diversity of Landcare, a grassroots movement of farmers and community volunteers who protect and restore Australia’s land and coast. Thousands of Landcarers and groups across Australia, like this year’s finalists, are contributing to the productivity of agricultural lands, food and the sustainability of food and water supplies. People can vote online now for the People’s Choice Award until 6pm on September 17, and winners will be announced the next day. Ms Coulson won the Australian Government Landcare Facilitator or Coordinator Award in the 2013 Victoria Landcare Awards, and joins seven other state and territory finalists in that category. Her work as co-ordinator of the Surf Coast and Inland Plains Network (SCIPN) has garnered
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Mandy Coulson has been praised for her work with the Surf Coast and Inland Plains Network.
THE new Forrest Men’s Shed has received a $6,000 federal government grant for the supply and installation of plumbing at the site, which is expected to open by the end of the year. Corangamite federal member Sarah Henderson announced the grant while visiting Forrest last week. “Forrest Men’s Shed provides members with an environment where they can work on meaningful projects together while enjoying mateship and camaraderie,” she said. “The members of Forrest Men’s Shed share their skills, including woodwork and metalwork, and make an important contribution to the community.” The new Forrest Men’s Shed building, to be built next to the existing shed in Blundy Street, includes $60,000 of funding from the state government and will double the space available for projects. The grant is one of 102 grants announced under the latest round of the federal government’s National Shed Development Program. Australian Men’s Shed Association administers the program to foster learning and the sharing of information, including health information. Forrest Men’s Shed is open for woodwork, carpentry and metalwork on Thursdays from 10am3pm. For more information, phone Ross Fraser on 0419 886 296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the National Shed Development Program or the Australian Men’s Shed Association, head to mensshed.org.
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Little Traveller gives parents a break BY TIFFANY PILCHER A NEW local baby equipment hire business is taking away one of the biggest hassles of travelling with children: lugging everything you need with you on the trip. Little Traveller hires out a range of equipment including baby capsules and child seats, prams and strollers, cots, portable cots, bassinets, co-sleepers, high chairs, safety gates, monitors and more. All equipment available for hire is new and purchased from reputable and trusted suppliers and meets Australian safety standards. The business is locally owned and operated by Jan Juc parents Rachel and Scott Cameron. They came up with the idea after ďŹ nding out ďŹ rst-hand the difďŹ culties of travelling with babies and small children. â€œWe wanted to offer high quality, clean, safe and practical products that we, ourselves, would be happy to use while travelling,â€? Rachel said.
The range is suitable to be hired by holidaymakers, locals who need baby equipment but do not want to commit to purchasing the expensive items, and grandparents and carers who have children holidaying with them. â€œChildren grow so quickly, so rather than paying hundreds of dollars for something they will grow out of in a few months, you can just hire what you need for that time. â€œItâ€™s about taking a load off for parents and giving them ďŹ‚exible options that will suit a range of situations.â€? Rachel and Scott are Australian Child Restraint Resource Initiative (ACRI) certiďŹ ed installers and also offer a professional child restraint installation service from $30. Installation is complimentary in Torquay and Jan Juc with Little Traveller hired restraints. For more information, search for â€˜Little Travellerâ€™ on Facebook. The Little Traveller website will be active soon at littletraveller.com.au.
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Neontide rises at Surfcoast Kids Fashion BY TIFFANY PILCHER
Neontide designer Sophie Marshall and Surfcoast Kids Fashion owner Sarah Olsson at the labelâ€™s launch last month.
GETTING in the water is now a whole lot more fun with a new locally designed swimwear label for women and youth, and children launching at Surfcoast Kids Fashion last month. Neontide swimwear, beachwear and thongs are functional, with a focus on high-quality ďŹ ts. The fashion-forward label is designed by the talented team of Jennifer Parkes, Angela Lyons and Jan Juc surf industry veteran Sophie Marshall. Surfcoast Kids Fashion owner Sarah Olsson said there was plenty of local support for the new collection at the launch. â€œWe showcased the products and had some drinks
and people were really impressed with the range. â€œItâ€™s fantastic, itâ€™s a local brand, itâ€™s well-designed, well-made and looks great. â€œThe pieces are a little bit different too, especially for kids, theyâ€™re a bit trendier than the usual cutesy designs that are available. â€œAlso theyâ€™re at a really good price point, the quality you are getting for the price is excellent.â€? Ms Olsson said she would like to thank all those who supported two local businesses by coming along to the event. Neontide is stocked exclusively in Torquay at Surfcoast Kids Fashion, Shop 4, Bell Street. For more information, phone 5264 8303 or head to surfcoastkids.com.
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Grain research funding boost BY DEAN WEBSTER VICTORIAN grain growers are set to beneﬁt from a new ﬁve year agreement that will increase innovative research and development (R&D) in the industry. Federal Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce and Victorian Minister for Agriculture and Food Security Peter Walsh announced the bilateral agreement between the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) and the state government’s Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI). “GRDC and DEPI will work together over the next ﬁve years on grains research and development,
and focus on building a skilled workforce and providing grain growers with on-the-ground research that will help them in the future,” Mr Joyce said. “Research is a priority for me – we know there is a strong link between R&D and agricultural productivity growth, and recognise research is a key driver to industry and farm-gate proﬁtability. “This agreement heralds co-operation that will ensure maximum returns from the $60 million in investments made by the two organisations. “The grains industry is one of Australia’s most important agricultural sectors, with our wheat exports in 2012–13 worth around $6.7 billion, canola exports in 2012–13 worth around $2 billion
and barley exports in the same year worth around $1.6 billion.” Mr Walsh said the state government was committed to working with industry and co-funding strategic research that will accelerate productivity growth in the grains sector and boost the proﬁtability of growers. “At $2.2 billion, the grains industry was Victoria’s most valuable agricultural export earner for 2012-13 but there is capacity to grow value and volume if we are smart about strategic investment in productivity-focused R&D.” Barnaby Joyce and Peter Walsh sign an agreement for increased funding for grains research.
Colac saleyard roof launched BY DEAN WEBSTER COLAC Otway Shire Council has launched a new era of livestock trade at the municipal saleyards. During the ofﬁcial launch of the saleyard roof, council announced that that saleyards would be rebranded the ‘Colac Regional Saleyards’. This follows a competition that called on community input into the new name of the former Colac Livestock Selling Centre. The name was announced at a special ceremony yard-side to commemorate the completion of the 7,300 square metre roof, which now shelters the full length of pens at the saleyards. Colac Otway Shire mayor Lyn Russell was pleased with the result. “The roof project marked a signiﬁcant investment by council into the industry, and to mark that we thought it appropriate to review the name,” Cr Russell said.
Polwarth MP Terry Mulder, Colac Otway mayor Lyn Russell, Colac Stock Agents Association president Terry Dove and Colac Regional Saleyards superintendent Graeme Riches rugged up for the official roof launch.
“The name Colac Regional Saleyards was among several entries reviewed by a panel, including stock agents and council representatives. “It rebrands our stance in the region, and takes us forward with strength in the market. “It’s a highly competitive era for livestock trade, buyers have more options, and competition between the regions is strong. “I feel conﬁdent in Colac’s new state-of-the-art facilities, and its new name, to go forward in a highly competitive manner.” Colac Stock Agents Association president Terry Dove said the new roof put the Colac facility ahead of the rest. “With the recent construction of the saleyards roof we are well placed to be the premium selling facility in the region. “We’re positioning ourselves for the future and renaming the saleyards marks an exciting opportunity for all of our industry.”
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Livestock market report THIS week’s yarding of 232 cattle at Ballarat was up by 111 head on last sale and there was a noticeable lift in quality. Although an increased number, there was still a small offering of mixed quality cattle with the yarding comprised of 79 steers, 88 heifers, 62 cows and three heavy-weight bulls. A core ﬁeld of buyers operated and displayed keen competition, although prices remained mostly steady for trade cattle, grown steers and grown heifers. Cows lifted ﬁve to 10 cents a kilogram, especially the better covered grades. Price ranges were very similar to last week for young cattle with the better quality extending the
range due to the lift in quality. Restockers, however, did bid more strongly at times and some of their top prices were up around 10 cents per kilogram higher. Most of the C2 and C3 young cattle sold from 160 to 185 cents with processors going to 190 cents and restockers topping at 199 cents per kilogram. The D2 lines were from 140 to 160 cents with the best of the restocking prices out to 181 cents per kilogram. The odd few C3 and C4 grown steers that did come forward sold from 185 to 188 cents per kilogram. Most grown heifers were of three and four
score condition with prices at 160 to 175 cents in their mainly average to good quality selection. Many of the cows were of average to very good ﬁnish and the higher expected yields this week saw most two to ﬁve scores range between 295 and 325 cents per kilogram carcass weight. The two B2 bulls sold at 150 and 167cents with the C2 Bull making 148 cents per kilogram. Last week’s yarding of 313 cattle at Colac was signiﬁcantly down by 231 head on the previous sale. Toughing it through the winter has reduced supply and the quality was mixed, though most young cattle were of poor to only average quality and fairly lean in condition.
Most of the regular ﬁeld of buyers attended the sale and paid higher prices for export grades. Young cattle price trends were hard to pick due to the small number offered but generally they were dearer, although poor one scores were discounted. Processors purchased nearly all of the 49 young cattle despite half the offering easily being good enough to suit the restockers. The C2 and odd C3 that was penned made from 175 to 190 cents with the top and bottom sales at 195 and 155 cents per kilogram, respectively. The D2 grades were from 130 to 156 cents and the 56 grown steers regained two to 10 cents per kilogram for the C3 and odd C4 grades that were yarded.
Colac’s market was significantly down in numbers as farmers hold cattle on feed through the winter.
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healthy living Kate Toholka is leading women to a life of self-empowerment with her new e-book I am a Trailblazer.
Torquay trailblazer guides women to success BY TIFFANY PILCHER SURF Coast holistic health and life coach, occupational therapist and author Kate Toholka is helping women maximise their potential and realise their goals with her latest e-book, released last week. I am a Trailblazer guides women through a six-week course to help them gain confidence in themselves and their abilities, and start making changes to find the success they want – without the “fluff”. After becoming disillusioned working
in the mental health industry, Ms Toholka sought to use her passion for holistic living and psychology to empower women’s lives. She began coaching women in creating lasting, positive relationships with themselves through actively changing their thinking before branching out to publishing a blog and other material to reach as many women as possible. She said the book encapsulated her ethos and gave people the tools they needed to move forward in all areas of their lives as they navigate through the chapters of ‘Awareness’,
‘Meaning’, ‘Acceptance’, ‘Inspire’, ‘Action’ and ‘Positivity’. “I'm excited about this – it feels good handing women these vital tools to regaining their confidence and it's so heart-warming to hear women say ‘I did it, I actually did it’. “I hope the book will encourage women to take the first step. The first step is always the scariest and it just needs a boost of confidence to make it happen.” I am a Trailblazer, along with Kate’s other publications, are available at katetoholka.com.
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From humble beginnings a difference is made BY BARBARA GRACE OUR school has grown from humble beginnings when I began with a dream of sharing how creativity can help us work through personal or professional issues. While feedback from our courses is extremely positive, reaching out to more and more people has always been our goal. What began as a local business is now reaching people across Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK. People are sharing their journeys and supporting each other along the way. We’re truly
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Comedians Kate McLennan and Wes Snelling will be getting cosy with the audience when they perform their show, Standard Double, at the Lorne Festival of Performing Arts this month.
BY TIFFANY PILCHER THE Lorne Festival of Performing Arts is getting even more intimate this year, with a hilarious show set in the confines of a hotel room at the Cumberland Lorne Resort. Comedians Wes Snelling and Kate McLennan invite audiences to get up close and very personal for their show, Standard Double. The act takes a fly-on-the-wall look at people misbehaving when they're away from home, as a procession of guests experience a variety of hilarious and heartfelt scenarios that might play out in a hotel room. Snelling and McLennan first met about seven
years ago and as character comedians, they were drawn to each other’s similar sense of humour. Their shared respect and love of silliness led them to previous collaborations, though this is their biggest undertaking yet. “We found each other on the circuit and have spent a lot of time having a laugh together backstage and after festivals,” Snelling said. “It’s a good thing we have the relationship we do, we perform the show in singlets and undies and it can be a bit naughty so it helps to be good friends. “This idea came about one night after a festival when we were hanging out in the bar at the hotel where all the comedians tend to be. “Kate said ‘we have to do a show together, we
should do a show together, we really have to do a show’, like she always does,” he said, laughing. “Then she said, ‘it should be based in a hotel room, that’s where it should be, yeah a hotel room, definitely’, and that was it, the spark was there.” While developing the idea they won a prestigious Moosehead Award grant, which allowed them to have prominent English comedian Mark Watson fly in from the UK to direct the production. Watson was a perfect fit for the pair after having worked on several location-specific comedies and Snelling said they had been inspired to begin work on another show, which they also hope to perform at a coming Lorne Festival of Performing Arts. “The next concept Kate and I have come up with
is set on a boat, and the plan is to perform it on a boat, so I guess it’s working for us. “The beauty of it is that every hotel, every location has its own thing going on and we get there early and see what it has that’s special and different to offer. “That way every show is unique and that’s what keeps it alive, it has room to breathe.” Wes Snelling and Kate McLennan will perform Standard Double on August 30 at the Cumberland Lorne Resort from 1.45pm to 2.45pm. The Lorne Performing Arts Festival is on August 29 to 31 and tickets are selling fast. To book and for more information, head to lovelornefestival.com.
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Get down to the roots of blues BY JAMES TAYLOR EXPLORE the history and fusion of West African music to blues music and dance at the next Universal Grooves event. ‘The Roots of Blues’ will be held in Bellbrae on August 23. This historical journey will be led by Wayne Jury, Geelong’s Kelly Auty and Pape Mbaye and Moussa Diakite from Mali. The night begins with local Surf Coast Blues band The Last Razoo, followed by The Wayne Jury Band and the African Blues Contingent.
Jury has played thousands of gigs all over Australia, including opening for blues greats Robert Cray, Albert Collins, Canned Heat and Buddy Guy. There will then be some guided Blues dance moves with G-Town Swing. Chill out or join the smooth moves on the dance floor. Wear your favorite blue jeans for the authentic blues experience. Great home cooked meals and cakes, tea, and coffee available. ‘The Roots of Blues’ will be held at the Bellbrae Hall, 90 School Road, Bellbrae, on
August 23 from 7.30pm. Tickets are $20 full; $15 for Surf Coast Arts members, Wild Moves African Diaspora participants, G-Town Swing members, Swing Patrol Blues Night members, Geelong Salsa members, Sleepy Hollows Blues Club members; $40 for families; and $5 for children. Universal Grooves is presented by Regional Arts Victoria, Surf Coast Arts and Wild Moves. For more information, email info@ wildmoves.com or phone Jacqui on 0409 025 062, or search ‘Universal Grooves on the Surf Coast’ on Facebook or Google.
Moussa Diakite from Mali will be one of the featured musicians at ‘The Roots of Blues’, to be held in Bellbrae later this month.
Ukulele Carnivale on course for Music BY TIFFANY PILCHER
Bellarine duo Susan Russell and Narelle Jolley are teaming up with Tex Perkins and Charlie Owen for Music to a Tee at 13th Beach Golf links on Friday night
A BELLARINE ukulele team will join Tex Perkins and Charlie Owen at the Music to a Tee concert tomorrow night to raise money to support local people with an acquired brain injury. Ukulele Carnivale was formed by Narelle Jolley and Susan Russell in 2013, though they first began collaborating and performing together in 2007 as Sweet Delores. The pair have performed with some of the industry’s biggest names and released their EP Brightbird in March this year.
Russell said there’s a great feeling that comes from performing at a “helping hand gig”. “Camaraderie develops between the audience and the performer because everyone is there for a worthy cause. “It’s also the great venue, a discerning audience and a couple of iconic Australian musicians; needless to say we are delighted to be involved. “We have great admiration and respect for the contribution Tex and Charlie have made to Australian music. “It’s an honour to be on the same bill and we are looking forward to their show.”
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TALENTED Geelong musician Andy Pobjoy will demonstrate the full range of his skill when he performs with ten instruments and his eight-piece band at the Ocean Grove Bowling Club on Saturday August 30. Pobjoy is a highly experienced and well-received performer and has spent the past 10 years performing at venues, casinos, hotels and resorts all over Australia, and has travelled the world performing on cruise ships with Carnival Cruise Lines and Celebrity Cruise Lines. He has taken the stage at many events including the Melbourne Cup, Brownlow Medal ceremony, Carols by the Bay, Al Gore’s Australian visit gala
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Going Green in the Yarra WINTER’S a great time to take in the natural beauty that is the bare bones of a vineyard that’s been freshly pruned, with the row upon row of vines neatly adorning some paddock, hill or vale, bunkered down for the winter spell in readiness for bud burst in the coming Spring. Up in the Yarra Valley, this is exactly the picture you’ll see, but even though it looks like it’s all quiet on the western front, there’s a strong undercurrent of hard work going on in respect to soil preparations, fertilising, mulching and the like. In fact, up at De Bortoli’s Yarra Valley operation, there’s been a real change of approach to their winemaking and vineyard management philosophies, instituted over the last few years as a result of a commitment to sustainable viticultural practices. More specifically, winemaker Steve Webber has been championing the push for ‘green’ sustainable viticulture for some time now and the results have been impressive, which in footy-speak means ‘reward for effort’. By heavily investing in reducing their waste, water consumption, minimising their carbon footprint, improving the soils, producing their own composts, mulch and sowing cover crops in between the vine rows has seen vast improvements in the quality of fruit they are producing. At the end of the day, it just makes good business sense as it all helps to reduce their costs while producing a superior product. This focus on intensive work and attention to detail in the vineyard, juxtaposed against a more minimalist approach in the winery allowing for more natural expression and less overt winemaking influence sees the wines showing more pure regional character, with more authentic flavour and complexity. De Bortoli’s approach is born from a desire to make wines that are all about ‘feel’, ‘texture’ and a ‘sense of place’. They realise that wine isn’t just about tasting the obvious flavour components within it, rather, it’s more about the completeness, the finesse, the poise, balance and overall deliciousness of a wine. To achieve this requires a more in-depth understanding of the soil, ripeness and health of the vines, when to pick and the surrounds in general, ie the ‘terroir’. Ultimately, that will decide the true outcome of
a wine. So let’s get behind Steve and his team as they seek to improve their wines by getting back to a simpler, more hands-off approach – which means, sometimes, it’s hard work doing nothing! Long may their journey continue.
De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Chardonnay 2013 ($25) The 2013 vintage up in the Yarra was a warmer, more generous and giving season with a bit more ripeness in the fruit which produced wines with richer flavour, and smoother lines. This Chardonnay is all about just that with rich melon/stone fruits and an edge of cleansing acidity and a good spread of complex flavours rounding out the finish.
De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Pinot Noir 2013 ($25) Renowned for their quality pinot noirs across their portfolio, this follows the expectations from the 2013 vintage with immediate brightness, and complex perfumed aromatics. Rich, ripe, plump plums and dark cherry fruit hold sway with a generous suppleness on the finish.
De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Syrah 2012 ($25) This definitely shows classic cool climate spicy white pepper notes initially, yet it builds with flavour as the wine opens up and fleshes out with greater dark fruits present and more generosity on the palate. One to watch.
De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 ($25) Full, textured black currant/plum driven flavours abound with a nuance of dark chocolate and savoury complexity whirling around. Classic Yarra Cabernet’s all show lovely medium bodied elegance and finesse and this is definitely a wine to reference this with, given its price point. Give it some time to breathe and flesh out.
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Get the good Oyl on yoga and food LONG ago I sat myself down and explored why I chose to run a catering business. The crazy hours, constant striving for excellence and demanding clients take their toll. My conclusion was I thrive on adrenalin. It is incredible what can be achieved if scared stiff at the thought of letting someone down. This is particularly relevant when catering for a wedding where the bride insists on perfection!
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Beer obsession pays off for Vue Grand BY JAMES TAYLOR
AFTER starting a number of years ago with a humble Queenscliff Honeywheat Ale from Bellarine Brew Co., the beer list at Vue Grand has been named the best in Australia. Last month, Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine and premium wine distributor Fine Wine Partners announced the Queenscliff venue was among the winners at the 2014 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards. Established in 1994, the awards have a local and international panel of 30 industry figures, headed by leading wine commentator Peter Forrestal. Award judge Ken Gargett described Vue Grand’s beer list as “a sensational collection of beers and a worthy winner”. The review cites the beer list as a cleverly constructed collection of cracking, well-priced beers with an eye very much on the craft beer scene. “It is such an honour to be recognised by the
judges for what we do and to be considered among undoubtedly the best restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars in Australia,” Vue Grand food and beverage manager Caleb Fleet said. He said Vue Grand decided about five years ago to showcase some of the Bellarine Peninsula’s beers on its wine list. “We pride ourselves on using the best local produce on the menu and showcasing the wonderful wines of the region, so it made sense to show off these great beers. “We essentially buy the beers we like and are excited by and ultimately that we want to drink. The staff are passionate and excited about the beers, too.” The Vue Grand also received a one glass rating for its wine list, one of only three listings in the greater Geelong region. Each list in the awards is assessed by two judges and given a rating - three glasses (91-100 points), two glasses (80-90 points) and one glass (70-79 points). Lists scoring less than 70 points are not rated.
My wife would argue that too much adrenalin and not enough healing can lead to burn out. She is, of course, correct and I should take her advice more often. Anna is a yoga teacher and is particularly interested in healing and replenishing energy. She teaches students of all ages with varying degrees of health and mobility. From super fit dedicated yoga students to beginners, she encourages her clients to be quiet, concentrate on breathing and, with good nutrition, support the body to heal within. As she puts it “peace of body then peace of mind.” For a long time, Anna has suggested we offer a day retreat where she instructs and I provide the food. A great idea, but I neither have the time nor a venue. Enter her friend Sarah Roe who recently created a new food hub called Oyl near Drysdale. Formerly home to award-winning restaurant Loam, Oyl is situated on nearly 65 hectares of pristine Bellarine bushland. It is an ideal location for their first yoga retreat to be held on Saturday October 4 at 9am. Bookings and further details can be found at oyl.com.au/workshops. Sarah and I have similar thoughts on food. Her approach is to cook seasonally and let the ingredients shine. As Sarah says: “What you see is what you get – only with lots of flavour”. Her experience is vast having trained at Leith’s School of Food and Wine in London and run a local catering business for over a decade. Throw three kids in the mix and you can appreciate how busy Sarah has been. For the yoga retreat, Sarah plans to use produce from her kitchen garden and other local suppliers. I will not ruin the surprise, but among the dishes will be bountiful salads, fresh fruit and undoubtedly Lighthouse olive oil which is grown on site using environmentally sustainable methods. Lighthouse olive oils are available at Torquay Farm Foods.
Carrot, Orange and Ginger Salad INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger 1 tablespoon maple syrup 2 tablespoons Lighthouse Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 tablespoons orange juice 3 carrots, grated 3 handfuls of picked watercress sprigs (or rocket) 40g shelled unsalted pistachios
The 2014 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards described the Vue Grand’s beer list as a cleverly constructed collection of cracking, well-priced beers with an eye very much on the craft beer scene.
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Earnest performances in classic comedy Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) is thrilled to present an exclusive season of The Importance of Being Earnest starring Nancye Hayes, part of the 2014 Deakin University Theatre Season. This brand new production, of one of the world’s wittiest plays, from the State Theatre Company of South Australia, opens at GPAC on August 28 after premiering in Adelaide to rave reviews. Oscar Wilde’s brilliant and much-loved comedy of love, manners and mistaken identity has been delighting audiences for more than 100 years. Set within the stifling conventions of Victorian England, two bachelors have taken to bending the rules and the truth to add a dash of excitement to their lives. Jack invents a brother, Ernest, as an excuse to leave his dull country life behind so that he may pursue Gwendolen, the delectable daughter of the formidable Lady Bracknell. Across town, Algernon decided to take the name Ernest, when visiting Jack’s young ward, Cecily. When each gentleman is forced to unwind his web of lies and reveal himself – being “earnest” takes on a whole new meaning. This staging of The Importance of Being Earnest will see grand dame of Australian theatre Nancye Hayes AM star as the formidable and acidic Lady Bracknell, alongside hilarious Adelaide actor Nathan O’Keefe in the role of Algernon. State Theatre Company artistic director Geordie
Brooman said: “To bring together an actor of Nancye’s stature with a bright, young star like Nathan in such an absurdly funny play was an irresistible opportunity”. “The production will be both sumptuous and anarchic, combining all of Wilde’s wit with Nathan’s brilliant physical comedy skills.” Tickets for The Importance of Being Earnest at GPAC range from $25 to $69. Book at GPAC Box Office on 5225 1200 or go online to gpac.org.au.
The Importance of Being Earnest stars Nancye Hayes and Nathan O’Keefe.
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Knowles noel at COPACC YOUNG Talent Time favourite and one of Australia’s enduringly popular singers Karen Knowles will star in a special Christmas concert in December as part of COPACC’s Morning Music series. COPACC manager Karen Patterson said the popular Morning Music season, which drew an average audience in excess of 200 people, hadn’t included a Christmas concert this year. “Our Morning Music regulars have made it very clear they really enjoy a Christmas show, so we’ve programmed the lovely Karen Knowles, who will perform on December 10 with her musical director accompanying her on piano. “We’ve checked in with some of our regulars and they have given Karen’s show their seal of approval. “Karen, who was the highest selling Australian female recording artists for two consecutive years, has had hits with “Why Won’t You Explain”, “You are the Reason”, “Loves us All”, and “By Request”. “She has put together a wonderful selection of her hits, standards and Christmas favourites especially for COPACC in her show From the Heart at Christmas, which will be on the main stage on Wednesday, December 10. “We will have our pre-show morning tea of mince pies and shortbread in the foyer from 10am prior to the show.” Tickets are $18 and are now available at the box office.
Knowles will star in a special Christmas concert in December as part of COPACC’s Morning Music series.
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Fiesta all about the things you love DRINK Arts Food Torquay and Bell Street Fiesta are gearing up for an exciting 2014. The weekend starts on Friday October 10 where the Art Competition and DAFT Specials Boards will run all weekend. You can visit a range of venues and select from their weekend local produce specials called the DAFT Specials Board. Venues will also be showcasing a range of local art where the public can vote for their favourite piece. Simply buy any item from your chosen venue and you’ll have the opportunity to vote. Saturday will be the fiesta’s main event! For the DAFT Long Lunch, a range of local businesses are supporting this event and it will showcase the region on a plate and in a glass. It’s a three-course Long Lunch plus local beverages to match for only $79. Sponsors and producers include Wyndham Resort, Whyte’s on the Esplanade, Ocean Grind Coffee, Prickly Moses Cider and Blackmans Brewery. Want to get your groove on? Well jump in the Beats Bus on Saturday night and it will transport you to the live gigs around town. You can access the bus as many times as you like as it loops around town. Event co-ordinator Katrina White said organisers had moved Bell Street Fiesta to Sunday this year to make sure all families could attend. “With Saturday now filled up with sports and activities, we didn’t want anyone to miss out,” she said. “This year’s fiesta is even bigger than last year with the addition of a whole skatepark including a
vertical ramp, giveaways, live bands and DJs, a larger kids zone with entertainment, jumping castles, activities, face painting and arts and craft. “There will also be plenty of stalls to wander through and a chance to sample some of the local breweries and wineries” Throughout the weekend there will also be coffee appreciation classes, beer tasting master classes, wine appreciation and produce master classes. The DAFT and Bell Street Fiesta weekend is all about showcasing the region and everyone from stalls, to bands, entertainers, and producers are all locally sourced. To find out more, visit ‘DAFT & Bell Street Fiesta Torquay’ on facebook, @daftevent and daftorquay.com.
Throughout the weekend there will be coffee appreciation classes, beer taste and talk master classes, wine appreciation and produce master classes.
This year’s fiesta will be bigger than last year, with the addition of a whole Skate Park including a vertical ramp.
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EYEING THE WEEKEND FRIDAY 15/8 Enjoy folk and country tunes with Melody Pool and Marlon Williams performing sets at Harvester Moon. Doors open at 6.30pm with the show starting at 8pm. Dinner and show tickets are $60, show only tickets are $20. Book online at harvestermoon.com.au.
SATURDAY 16/8 Shake your tail feather at Sweet Home Chicago, the Australian Blues Brothers mini tribute show at the Geelong RSL. Dinner and show tickets are $50, show only tickets are $30, members receive a $10 discount. Book through the venue in person or on 5241 1766. Please your inner thespian at the Anglesea One Act Play Festival at the Anglesea Community Hall on Saturday and Sunday. Weekend passes are $30, session passes are $15, tickets can be purchased on the door. For more information, visit angleseaperformers.org.au.
SUNDAY 17/8 Travel on a journey through the mystic with Joe Creighton as he performs the music of Van Morrison at the Torquay Bowls Club. From 3pm, tickets are $20 and available at trybooking.com/EZCN or on the door.
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See a film to assist friends in need BY TIFFANY PILCHER SEEING a film this weekend could put a smile on your face, as well as hundreds of people in need. The Women’s Friendship Group (WFG) is screening The Hundred-Foot Journey in Balwyn on Sunday to raise money to assist the 250 families in the remote Kenyan village of Kanthi. In the film, the Kadam family is displaced from their native India and settles in a quaint village in the south of France to open an Indian restaurant. It is perfect, until Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), the chilly chef proprietress of a Michelin-starred, classical French restaurant gets wind of it. Her icy protests escalate to an all out war between the two establishments, until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures. The WFG has raised almost $40,000 for the Kanthi project, which will connect water to the droughtstricken village, allowing residents to grow their own food and girls to attend school rather than walk the 16-kilometre journey to source water for their households.
The WFG was founded in 2006 and comprises of women from all cultures and backgrounds, including many migrant women. The organisation takes members to Anglesea regularly, and for many
movie at 4pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by emailing Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0409 035 045 For more information on the WFG, visit walkforwater.com.au.
A screenshot from the film, The Hundred-Foot Journey. The Women’s Friendship Group is screening the film this weekend to raise money to connect water to a drought-stricken village in Kenya.
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of the women, it is the first time they have the opportunity to see the ocean. The film screening will be held at Palace Cinema, 231 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn on Sunday August 17 with an afternoon tea at 3pm, and the
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Melbourne Writers Festival travels to the coast BY TIFFANY PILCHER
VICTORIA’S largest writer’s festival is hitting the road this year with several travel writing workshops to be held in Aireys Inlet and Fairhaven next weekend. Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) celebrates the talent and ideas of writers from Australia and around the world. On Friday August 22, Robyn Davidson (Tracks)
and Tim Cope (On the Trail of Genghis Khan) will open the coastal celebrations with a discussion and dinner at the Aireys Inlet Community Centre. Tracks is one of Australia’s most celebrated and enduring travel books and Tim Cope travelled by horseback from Mongolia to Hungary, retracing the conquests of Genghis Khan. Ticket price includes dinner, BYO drinks and glasses. There will be three workshops on Saturday August 23, including freelance travel writer
Susan Gough Henly focusing on specific tips to hone travel writing and photography skills, as well as information on traditional and new publishing outlets. Julietta Jameson (Me, Myself and Lord Byron) and Ailsa Piper (Sinning Across Spain) will share the secrets of their pilgrimages and personal quests: long journeys that require planning and adaptability. A hands-on workshop with writers Laura Jean McKay (Holiday in Cambodia) and
Andrew Nette (Ghost Money) shows how places can be the inspiration for stories and novels. No prior writing experience is required to take part in the workshops. The opening event will be held at the Aireys Inlet Community Centre, all other workshops will be at the Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club. For tickets and more details including the full program, please visit mwf.com.au.
Great minds unite for Word for Word festival BY TIFFANY PILCHER SOME of the country’s greatest thinkers will converge in Geelong when non-fiction festival Word for Word launches this weekend. A number of interstate speakers, writers, and poets will be in attendance along with special international guest, Molly Oldfield, who is an historian and one of the top researchers from Stephen Fry’s popular QI show.
Creative producer Maryanne Hyde of Deakin’s School of Communication and Creative Arts said the university developed the idea to celebrate their 40th anniversary. “It was created to both leave a lasting legacy for the community but to also celebrate writing, reading and ideas and connecting the community through conversation,” she said. “As well as meeting and hearing some exceptional people talk about a fascinating range of topics, it is also
a chance for readers and writers to come together to discuss topics and issues that matter to them.” Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival will be held from August 15-17 at the Deakin University Waterfront Campus. For more information including the full program and tickets, visit wordforwordfestival.com.au. Geelong is also hosting Victoria’s largest book fair this weekend at Geelong West Town Hall, on August
15, 16 and 17, thanks to the Geelong West Rotary Club. Dubbed the “40,000 reasons for change” book fair because of its aim to raise $40,000 for Geelong, national and international Rotary causes, the event has grown over nine years into a major attraction. The fair will be open on Friday from 10am-5pm, Saturday from 9am-5pm, and Sunday from 10am-2pm. For more information, visit geelongwestrotary.org.au.
Word for Word Non-Fiction Festival creative producer Maryanne Hyde said the inaugural Geelong event will stack up with a long list of Australia’s best writers and speakers joining the festivities.
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Livingstone Daisies pop up in Barwon Heads THE Livingstone Daisies’ Michael Barclay, Liz Stringer, and Van and Cal Walker came together through absolute serendipity. A fortuitous mistake, a happy accident, call it what you will. The musical friends, siblings and partners, bonded by their mutual love of Teenage Fanclub and harmony driven power pop, felt like getting away for a weekend beachside retreat, armed with a book full of Van Walker’s pop tunes, to record some new music. Those two recording sessions resulted in a brand new band and two full-length albums before they’d played their first live show. The second of those beach shack sessions, Don’t Know What Happiness Is quickly garnered widespread critical acclaim as the band began playing shows and festivals to packed audiences around the country. The first recording session has remained unreleased until now and with the help of a wildly successful crowd funding campaign, the Daisies are ready to launch their sophomore album, Waiting on the Last Minute. Livingstone Daisies will launch Waiting on the Last Minute at the Barwon Heads Bowling Club on Saturday August 16 with special guest Allison Ferrier. Doors open at 7pm, and the Roamin’ Wood Fired Pizza Van will be on site. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 0416 119 240.
Pop quartet Livingstone Daises are releasing their sophomore album at the Barwon Heads Bowling Club on Saturday Night.
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Don’t make major mountains out of minor molehills, and waste precious time worrying about inconsequential problems this week. Things should run reasonably smoothly and, if there are complications, then clear communication will help you sail through any temporary turbulence. Friday’s Mercury/Pluto trine is terrific for rigorous study and research… Virgo heaven!
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Group activities are favored early in the week, and you can expect an easy flow of feelings between you and loved ones. Single Librans – crank up your computer because love is waiting online. Have you been pulling your weight around the house? With Pluto in your home zone, the more you resist domestic responsibilities, the more problems you’ll have with housemates.
The more proactive you are professionally, the more successful you’ll be. Looking for work? Think outside the square and find creative ways to present yourself. Thursday’s stars increase your frustration levels and your control-freak tendencies. Friday is the best day to have a deep and meaningful conversation with someone special, as confidences are shared and secrets spilled.
Hold onto your seat Sagittarius! The week begins well, as the Venus/Jupiter hook-up highlights social shenanigans and romantic hijinks. Travel and education are also favoured as you start a study course; extend your international connections; or plan a heavenly holiday. Don’t rush business and financial matters on Friday. The stars encourage you to be focused and thorough.
The big lesson to learn this week is how to delegate. No one not even a capable, conscientious Capricorn is indispensable! And others are happy to step in and help… if you give them the chance. Friday’s marvelous Mercury/Pluto trine sees you focus on the big picture, without obsessing too much. It’s also time to get up-close-and personal with a good friend from faraway shores.
Attached Aquarians – the stars encourage you to make a bold romantic gesture that knocks your partner off their feet. Are you unhappily single? Love is in the air this week, as Venus and Jupiter join forces in your relationship zone. So prepare to capitalise on a big romantic opportunity with a lusty Libran, a sexy Sagittarian – or someone from another country or culture.
Are you a Piscean procrastinator? Or are you living in a Fish fantasy world? This week’s Mercury/Neptune opposition heightens creativity and spirituality, but it also blunts your reality radar and makes you more susceptible to self-delusion. On Thursday and Friday, Mercury encourages you to tackle personal problems pronto as you get talking with your nearest and dearest.
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Venus and Jupiter boost your Cat charisma, so stop trying to impress everyone and just have the confidence to be yourself… warts and all. Be inspired by birthday great Coco Chanel “How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone”. When it comes to contracts and financial deals, do all the research thoroughly before you sign on the dotted line.
Are you having money hassles? Some lucky Bulls will be thrown a financial life-line by a generous family member. Others will have to think of creative ways to increase cash flow and boost dwindling funds. And are you being super stubborn about an ongoing domestic matter? This week’s stars encourage you to solve the problem in a cool, calm and cooperative way.
This week is complicated Crabs! Friendships and finances are highlighted but steer clear of power plays and mind games. Are you in a career rut? Is a change of approach needed at work? If you shift the stale old energy and get fresh ideas moving, it will lead to an exciting new professional chapter. On the weekend, persuade others to work with you rather than against you.
This week impulsive Mars and Uranus boost your devil-may-care attitude, but too much hot-headed hastiness could lead to an argument or accident. Rams are always butting in with advice but don’t offer help unless you are asked. If you try to convert others to your point of view, you’ll meet with resistance from all directions. Try fixing problems, rather than creating them.
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AIREYS INLET 17th August Film Screening-Mary Meets Mohommad 10.30am at St Aidan’s Church
20th August Surfcoast Mac Users Group
29th & 30th November Entries are invited for the Aireys Inlet Christmas Tree Festival Contact Joan on 5289 7415 or download entry form surfcoast. unitingchurch.org.au
SUNDAYS Anglican Church
Bellarine Police Community Support Register
Meets 7.30pm on the third Monday of the month
Contact 5253 3968 or www.bellarineregister.org.au
Drysdale Uniting Church. Call Lorraine 5251 1660.
Free Bellarine Community Health
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Bellarine Police Community Support Register Contact 5253 3968 or www.bellarineregister.org.au
Free Bellarine Community Health Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5258 0812
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS Buy Bellarine Produce Barn 9am-3pm at Tuckerberry Farm www.buybellarine.com.au
TUESDAYS The Springdale Toy Library 4-5pm at the Neighbourhood Centre in High Street Enquiries 5253 1960
Neighbourhood House For the complete program and classes please ring or email. You can access computers & internet, printing, scanning and photocopying, book lending library, AV equipment and even some local produce from right here at the hall. Contact co-ordinator Gillian Brew - phone: 03 5236 6591. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Aidan’s Church 8.00 am. Holy Communion www.surfcoastanglican.org.au
Uniting Church Service Saint Aidan’s Church 10.30 am. Worship and Fellowship www.surfcoast.unitingchurch.org.au
1.30pm at the club rooms
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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
Geelong West Town Hall, 153 Pakington St. Contact Eileen on 0419 544 554 or email@example.com
7.30pm-10.30pm at the Sportsman’s Club Contact Lorraine 5259 3968
Bellarine Police Community Support Register Contact 5253 3968 or www.bellarineregister.org.au
LORNE Alcoholics Anonymous
SATURDAYS Community Market 9am-1pm on the Foreshore Visit www.visitotways.com for full events for the month
BARWON HEADS Bellarine Police Community Support Register Contact 5253 3968 or www.bellarineregister.org.au.
BELMONT Alcoholics Anonymous 8pm at Cnr Reynolds & Fryers Road Phone 5229 1710
7.30pm at the St Cuthberts Church Hall, 86 Mountjoy Pde. Phone 5229 1710 or 0423 228 136
Fig Tree Community House 5289-2972 firstname.lastname@example.org Preschool dance classes – Friday mornings Call 0415 719 033 Fitness training Thursdays 5.30pm 0403 797 973 Child care Mon Tues Wed – Vacancies for 3yr+ available Games group – Mah jong, scrabble Thursdays 1pm Playgroup – Thursday mornings Lorne Toy Library – call 5289-2972
Life Activities Club Geelong Inc 2.30pm-4.30pm at the Belmont Pavilion in Barrabool Road. Enquiries 5251 3529
CLIFTON SPRINGS Contact 5253 3968 or www.bellarineregister.org.au
8pm at St Peters Hall, Cnr Draper & Hodgson Streets Phone 5229 1710
THURSDAY Ocean Grove Coastcare Meet at 7pm every last Thursday of the month at the Surf Lifesaving Club Phone John 0439 930 399
PARAPARAP DrolKar Buddhist Centre 625 Nortons Road Paraparap Ph. 03 52661788 www.drolkarbuddhistcentre.org.au
August Calendar Regular Weekly Meditation and Philosophy classes Special Events August 17th-Venerable Geshe Doga 11am-12.30pm Bookings essential
POINT LONSDALE Free Bellarine Community Health Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5258 0812
PORTARLINGTON Bellarine Police Community Support Register Contact 5253 3968 or www.bellarineregister.org.au
Combined Probus Club of Torquay Surfcoast Meets 2nd Monday of each month. 10am at the Lion’s Village, Kooringa Place. Contact Wendy 52613 674
WEDNESDAYS Alcoholics Anonymous 8pm at the Spring Creek Community Centre, 14 Price Street Phone 5229 1710
THURSDAYS Free meetings Torquay Philosophy
Philosophy, Mindfulness, Meditation
10am-noon weekly with U3A in Torquay u3asurfcoast.org.au or Inquire Jean 5264 7484
Portarlington Toy Library 8.45am-10am at the Portarlington Preschool in Newcomb St Enquiries 5253 1960
QUEENSCLIFF 16th & 17th August International Lighthouse Weekend 10am-3pm at the Pt Lonsdale Lightstation Bookings 0419 513 007
13th September Car Boot Sale Kirk’s Place, cnr Winterley & Kirk Rd To book a site, phone 5258 2854
Bellarine Police Community Support Register Contact 5253 3968 or www.bellarineregister.org.au
Free Bellarine Community Health Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5258 0812
Queenscliff Neighbourhood House 3 Tobin Drive next to the Pilot’s Jetty. Courses include Mosaics, French and Italian classes, Art, iPads, Computers, Drumming, Ukulele, Yoga, Mahjong and Men’s Shed. New on offer this term are: Digital Storytelling; make a movie of your experiences, Vegan/Raw food cooking, No-dig Gardening, Composting and a course for p eople who have Android or Windows based tablets. Phone to have a full program sent to you: 5258 3367 or email: email@example.com
FRIDAYS Bingo 1.30pm at the Senior Citizens Hall at 16 Price Street.
Torquay Playgroup 9.30-11am at 25 Grossmans Road Enquiries Kirsty on 0408 719 861
SATURDAYS Torquay Esperanto Club Meet First Saturday of every month, 1-3pm Feb to Nov, The Coffee Club Torquay Central. Beginners Welcome Ph 5261 2899
SUNDAYS Torquay & District Historical Society Showcasing photographic display of beaches and bathing boxes. Open every Sunday by appointment 2pm-4pm Phone Lorraine 0409 212 479 or 5264 7058
Torquay Salvos Christian Church 10.30am at 35 Boston Road Torquay For more information go to www.salvos.org.au/torquay
Torquay Christian Fellowship and Youth Hub 10am at 25 Grossmans Road Phone 5261 6831 or www.torquaybaptist.com
WINCHELSEA Winchelsea Community House
ST LEONARDS Bellarine Police Community Support Register Contact 5253 3968 or www.bellarineregister.org.au Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5258 0812
Meets every third Monday 10am at the Senior Citizens Rooms in Price Street. Enquiries to Helen 5261 9001 or 0438 581 862
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MONDAYS Torquay Ladies Probus Club
2pm-4.30pm at The Pear Tree Cafe, Gilbert St. Inquiries: Michael 5264 7484
Cnr Lower Duneed Rd and Surf Coast Highway Enquiries 0412 191 971 Mt Duneed Progress Association Inc. Meetings held 7.30pm first Thursday of the month except January Mt Duneed Hall, 40 Mt Duneed Rd. Contact 0408 476 276 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 0-5 years old. 10.30am-11am 0-5 years old. Wednesdays – 9:30am-10am Romp Stomp and Sing 0-5 years Thursdays – 9.30am-10am 0-5 year olds. Music and Movement Community Art Studio - Acrylics Tuesdays at 1.30-3.30pm Community Art Studio - Watercolours Thursdays 1.30-3.30pm Quirky Craft & Morning Coffee-Wednesdays 10.30-12 noon. Cert III Business Admin Medical – Tues & Weds from 5th August 9am – 3pm All Things Coffee – Thursday 14th Aug 7pm-9pm Mastering Microsoft – Thursday 14th August 6.30 – 9pm Beginners Computers – Thursday 14th August 1.30 – 4pm Travel Apps for Ipad – Tuesday 19th August 2 – 4pm Photo Apps for Ipad – Tuesday 26th August 2 – 4pm Big Concerts for Little People – Friday 5th Sept 1.30-2.30pm Ebay Buying and Selling – 5th and 12th September 10 – 12.30pm Food Handling – 6th September 9-4pm
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St Wilfrid’s Church
Bellarine Police Community Support Register
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21st August Leopold Dance
Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5258 0812
Youth Club Hall Moore Street 3rd Sunday of every month.
Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Drysdale, phone 5258 0812
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SUNDAYS Farmers Market
Free Bellarine Community Health
14th August 12.30pm Pizza Lunch & speaker on health 28th August 1.30 Afternoon tea & entertainer Terry Fielding Contact Bob 5241 8991 or 0418 241 337 or Jan 0412 821 654
8pm at the Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Queenscliff & Ash Roads Phone 5229 1710
7pm at the Catholic Church hall on Crn Nelson & Trafalgar St Phone 5229 1710
WEDNESDAYS Alcoholics Anonymous
Contact 5253 3968 or www.bellarineregister.org.au
FRIDAYS Alcoholics Anonymous
MONDAYS & FRIDAYS Alcoholics Anonymous
For more information contact 5221 8862
11am third Sunday of the Month Ph. Pastor Tom Pietsch 52415141
Grovedale Senior Citizens Group Anglesea Community House
Meets every second Thursday at 7.30pm Ocean Grove Community Health Centre
Bellarine Police Community Support Register
22nd August Geelong Deaf & Hearing Loss Expo
3rd September Anglesea & Aireys Inlet Senior Citizens Club AGM
Prostate Support Group
St Davids Lutheran Church
Clifton Springs Garden Club
4pm at the Aireys Pub Enquiries to email@example.com
TORQUAY Spring Creek Community House For more information phone 5261 2583 or www.springcreekcommunityhouse.org.au
28 Hesse Street. Introduction to MYOB, Online Advertising & Social Media, Ebay, Hare Krishna Cooking, Floristry, Interior Design, Facebook, Indian Cooking, Microsoft Word, Cheesemaking & Web Design. Winchelsea Toy Library is open on Mondays from 9am-12pm - Toys are new! For all the classes and timetables please phone 5267 2028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL AREAS CHRISTIAN SINGLES – Dinner at White Eagle House, Breakwater on Saturday September 13. Book by September 11. Phone 5243 3156 or 0418 672 570.
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Surf Coast Times resident tweeter and information junkie James Taylor casts his eye over what’s been happening on Twitter.
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#brand #Geelong is changing, ‘choose your strengths’ - education, training & research a big part of change @Deakin
Feeling physically sick after that interview. #60mins #Gammy
Notice how everything in Geelong is an Artist’s Impression. 9:28 AM - 12 Aug 2014
“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion” @DarrynLyons 9:30 AM - 12 Aug 2014
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Looking for the #1 accommodation on the Bellarine Peninsula as rated on Tripadvisor? http://youtu.be/zx22DWNWh3w?a
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Someone just backed into my colleague’s car (I can see the damage from here) but only left a note. Didn’t come in and own up. Poor form 10:49 AM - 7 Aug 2014
Had a gander at Guardians of the Galaxy, and it’s good gear - guns, giggles, and Groot #GOTG
We’re very sad to hear about #robinwilliams. If you’re doing it tough, pls know help is out there. Pls phone 13 11 14 #mentalhealth #suicide
#supermoon2014 VS17 from Heathrow to Newark, Virgin A340 Airbus shot from #Maidenhead
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Want to get some training and preparation in prior the #CadelRoadRace? Volunteer for #AmysGranFondo in September https://twitter.com/CyclingAus/ status/497167432939622400 … 4:31 PM - 7 Aug 2014
Older adults in Torquay invited to join our new balance and exercise session. Senior Cits Hall Tuesdays 12.30. Interested? @surfcoastnotes
9:23 AM - 12 Aug 2014
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#TheBlock comes to Queenscliff, with judge #ShaynaBlaze the guest speaker at the #SmallBusiness dinner next... http:// fb.me/6M0XKbW7d
Opening night cabaret @LorneFPA has sold out. Watch this space for standing room offers. Grab your weekend pass now!
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‘Once again I’ve been denied freedom of speech,’ says Andrew Bolt via blog, newspaper column, radio show and TV program.
Plot twist: woman comes in saying she just wants to get out of the cold but isn’t going to buy anything. You’re welcome, madam.
Small wind technology supported in Parliament http://www.davidobrienmlc.com.au/_ blog/Press_Releases/post/small-windtechnology-supported-in-parliament/ …
Super excited for our next event later this month, proudly sponsored by @DavidsonsAccts ~ shall we see you there? http://bit.ly/1sc1H9Z
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Can’t say I’m a big fan of @rustyrockets, but this is some great writing about Robin Williams. Kudos http://www.
theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/ aug/12/russell-brand-robin-williams-divinemadness-broken-world … HT @guardian 10:59 AM - 13 Aug 2014
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AS COMPUTERS have become smaller, faster and cheaper, a laptop is now a common choice when it comes to a home computer. I personally like a desktop system with a big screen and plenty of storage, but it’s not ideal when you have to sit in another area of the house to use it or need the portability that a laptop fulfils. When choosing a laptop there are multiple things to consider - cost, weight, size and battery life, just to name a few. Let’s break it down: Cost: Is this going to be a laptop that the family uses and will get thrown around the house, or a business laptop to do the books and business tasks? If it is a family laptop, I would buy something as cheap as possible as it will not survive the wear and tear of being passed around well, especially with
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BFL Round 18 preview BY PADDY SLACK Barwon Heads (6th) vs. Drysdale (5th) @ Howard Harmer Oval, Saturday 2.10pm The finals start now for these two teams in what is one of the most anticipated matches of the season. The triumphant side will finish in fifth spot, while it’ll be season-over for the loser. In round 8, Drysdale got the better of the Seagulls by seven points. Daniel Hovey and Nick Hill kicked four apiece for the Seagulls and must find the goals again on Saturday if they’re are a chance to win. Barwon Heads is the only top-five side that the Hawks have been able to beat since round 1. Barwon Heads has won six of its past seven games at home, while Drysdale has won five of its eight away games this season. The Hawks played five players that are eligible to play in Colts last week. Expect the young side to put their bodies on the line in what is expected to be one of the most heated battles of the season. Player to watch: Brandon Backwell; returns from an overseas trip in time for the crunch match, he will be fresh and ready to crack in for Barwon Heads. Prediction: Barwon Heads by 13 points.
Queenscliff (4th) vs. Torquay (2nd) @ Queenscliff Recreation Reserve, Saturday 2.10pm Queenscliff comes fresh off a 226-point victory, while Torquay has had a day less to recover after rolling Geelong Amateur by 45 points on Sunday. A sixth consecutive finals appearance for Queenscliff is locked in, although Torquay has gone one better and cemented the doublechance. In round 7, the Tigers prevailed by 27 points after a 7.3 to 0.2 first quarter gave the Coutas no chance of coming back. Daniel DeGois kicked six majors for Queenscliff that round. He is sitting on 92 goals for the season and will need to bag eight goals to top the ton in front of his home crowd. Queenscliff lost its first four home games this season but an improved second half of the year has seen them win their last four by over 50 points. The home-ground advantage will not faze Torquay, who have remarkably won all its away games this year. Player to watch: James Darke; the 2013
Rookie of the Year loves playing against the Coutas. Last time he travelled to Queenscliff Recreation Reserve he dominated in a beston-ground performance, he was also one of the Tigers best in the round 7 battle earlier this year. Prediction: Torquay by 22 points.
Saturday 2.10pm Geelong Amateur will presumably use this game to rest players and rejuvenate the team after coming off two consecutive losses. Newcomb’s season comes to an end this weekend and will finish wooden spooners for the fourth time in the past six years. Ammos will enjoy the week off after round 18 before taking on the winner of the qualifying final, which is likely to be between Torquay and Ocean Grove. Ammos showed no mercy earlier in the season when they thumped the Power, 40.21 (261) to 5.2 (32) at Grinter Reserve. Veteran Rowan McSparron starred with 14 goals in the round 7 encounter and is yet to have a goalless game since then. Player to watch: Tom Balding; the goal sneak enjoyed a 10-goal haul last time he faced Newcomb and showed that he had no trouble finding the goals in this years interleague match. Prediction: Geelong Amateur by 150 points.
Anglesea (8th) vs. Portarlington (9th) @ Alcoa Oval, Saturday 2.10pm Anglesea will look to come away with the four points for just the third time in front of its home crowd this year. The Roos ran out 45-point winners last time they faced the Demons in round 8. Interleague representative Dyson Bell-Warren was imposing for the Roos that day but won’t be seen at Alcoa Oval on Saturday. Coach Lucas Murphy also impressed and snagged two goals in the victory. Expect a fierce encounter in both side’s last match of the year. Player to watch: Josh Bouwman; booted a season-high five goals against the Demons in round 8, he comes off four goals last week and is the Roos leading goalkicker on 35 for the season. Prediction: Anglesea by 39 points.
Modewarre (7th) vs. Ocean Grove (3rd) @ Community Bank Oval, Saturday 2.10pm A win today for Ocean Grove will consolidate a spot in the qualifying final against Torquay, but more importantly the double-chance. The Grubbers came from 16 points down at threequarter time to defeat Modewarre by 32 points in round 5. Modewarre’s biggest problem has been unable to play a full four quarters of football this season. If able to pull off an upset this weekend and defeat Ocean Grove then the Grubbers can potentially drop to fourth position and find themselves playing in an elimination final. Player to watch: Max Rooke; the Geelong premiership star kicked three majors and was named the Grubbers best player when the sides met in round 5. Since then he has not had a goalless game. Prediction: Ocean Grove by 44 points.
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Ammos topple Tigers BY CARLY POST GEELONG Amateur cemented their position as undefeated ladder leaders with an easy 14-goal victory over reigning premiers Torquay in the A Grade netball at the weekend. The Ammos got off to a shaky start, throwing several balls away under the Tigers’ defensive pressure, but they sound found their rhythm and pushed the margin out each quarter. The Ammos goaling duo of Jenni Gardner and Mickayla Ward were outstanding, with captain Ashlea Salter rounding out the votes for the day. The Ammos will be looking to finish the season without a loss as they take on bottom of the ladder Newcomb next week. The Power put up one of their best performances of the year, notching a very respectable 33 goals but were still no match for the Coutas. Queenscliff captain Lauren Dick was impressive, supported by Tess Upstill. The Coutas will round out their season against Torquay next week. Ocean Grove got a few Anglesea pulses racing, sticking it to the top four team until the very end before losing by a goal. Tall Grubbers goaler Alexandra Lee gave the Roos defenders all sorts of grief while Ocean Grove young defender Kelsey Ollis put in another best-on court performance. Anglesea will face off with Portarlington next week to finalise third and fourth spots. Ocean Grove is now out of finals contention. Portarlington cruised to an easy 57-21 win over Drysdale. Candice Bull was on fire again, downing 33 goals, while mid-courter Perri Jones got the three votes. Hawks youngster Gina MacLeod moved into the ring in the absence of some key players and top-scored for her team. Barwon Heads caused the upset of the round, dashing Modewarre’s hopes of a finals berth with a 41-37 win. The win is a huge confidence booster for the Seagulls who won’t make finals but will be very happy with the exciting win. Barwon Heads goalers Olivia Young and Sonia Howard were dominant, with Howard named best on court.
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For those fishing off the beaches, reports of salmon catches continue When the seas permit, rock fishing is producing salmon and the odd trevally The Anglesea River is seeing little action.
Still salmon being caught of most beaches at Marengo and at the wall at the harbor Barham fishing well at the moment for bream. For all your bait and tackle in Apollo Bay, contact Steve or Jen. They will be more than pleased to help you, phone 5237 6434.
Salmon are still being caught off local beaches A few trevally are also being caught as well as small salmon being caught in the river.
Still plenty of salmon being caught off Jan Juc and local beaches A few whiting have been caught in close on the reefs The odd bream is being caught in Spring Creek. Remember Torquay Tackle and Sports. For all the best available advice in Torquay on tackle and bait, drop in and see Gareth and Jonathan. They will do their best to ensure you get the most up-to-date information available, phone 5264 8207.
Conditions are still fairly ordinary at best Off St Leonards, still some small whiting and squid being caught Indented Heads is still producing some good size flathead The creek continues to produce trevally of reasonable size.
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SHELLFISH reefs in Port Phillip Bay will be rejuvenated under a partnership between the state government and one of the world’s largest conservation groups. Minister for Agriculture and Food Security, Peter Walsh, announced last week the government and the Nature Conservancy would work together on Australia’s first shellfish reef restoration project as part of a threeyear, $270,000 partnership. “Shellfish beds are recognised as important ecological features of Port Phillip Bay as they can provide key fish habitat valued by both commercial and recreational fishers,” Mr Walsh said. “The pilot project will use native flat oysters raised at the Department of Environment and Primary Industries’ Queenscliff hatchery to re-establish shellfish presence on reefs in the Bay, and is expected to significantly improve fish habitat and recreational fishing opportunities. “While this is the first Australian reef restoration effort, the project will test a range of reef restoration methods based on successful overseas experiences.” Mr Walsh said the first reefs to be restored would be at Geelong, Hobsons Bay and Chelsea. The Nature Conservancy will contribute $150,000 while the government will provide $120,000 from the $16 million Recreational Fishing Initiative. “By improving angling opportunities across the state through the Recreational Fishing Initiative, we are helping local communities thrive and building a better Victoria.” The Nature Conservancy’s director
of conservation, Dr James Fitzsimons, said restoring the bay’s shellfish reefs was an exciting project for the organisation to be involved in. “Around the world, considerable progress is being made to restore estuarine reefs that increase biodiversity, improve fishery productivity and filter the water.” Mr Walsh said the project was
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NETBALL SCORES ROUND 17 - A GRADE
Ocean Grove 43 v Anglesea 28
Geelong Amateur 39 v Torquay 25 GOALS, Geelong Amateur: J Gardner 26, M Ward 13. Torquay: E Moerenhout 16, J Warnes 9. BEST, Geelong Amateur: J Gardner, M Ward, A Salter. Torquay: A Masek, O Hobbs, L Berridge.
Newcomb 33 v Queenscliff 65 GOALS, Newcomb: S Vernon 18, B Jones 15. Queenscliff: L Dick 25, T Upstill 21, M Clifton 19. BEST, Newcomb: K Mcrandall, K Degoldi, S Chivers. Queenscliff: N/A
Modewarre 37 v Barwon Heads 41 GOALS, Modewarre: R Thompson 18, S Fisher 14, J Riddle 5. Barwon Heads: O Young 28, S Howard 13. BEST, Modewarre: J Riddle, S Gunning, E Finch. Barwon Heads: S Howard, A Walters, O Young. Ocean Grove 39 v Anglesea 40 GOALS, Ocean Grove: A Lee 22, L Bell 17. Anglesea: B Caldwell 30, R Trennery 10. BEST, Ocean Grove: K Ollis, L Bell, A Lee. Anglesea: L Kerr, B Caldwell, B Dangerfield. Portarlington 57 v Drysdale 21 GOALS, Portarlington: C Bull 33, J Barns 24. Drysdale: G Macleod 10, H Rundell 7, B Walder 4. BEST, Portarlington: P Jones, J Barns, K Wilkinson. Drysdale: N/A
Geelong Amateur 32 v Torquay 41 GOALS, Geelong Amateur: J Brkic 22, C Giuffrida 10. Torquay: P Lewis 26, S Mcdonald 15. BEST, Geelong Amateur: E Flynn, S Garner. Torquay: S Bailie-Mace, P Lewis, C Mcbain.
Newcomb 15 v Queenscliff 69 GOALS, Newcomb: L Williams 7, S Clee 7, C Ritchie 1. Queenscliff: R McDonald 34, H Stephens 24, L Dreher 11. BEST, Newcomb: M Hart, C Ritchie, L Williams. Queenscliff: N/A
Modewarre 45 v Barwon Heads 41 GOALS, Modewarre: AJ Logan 31, S Otto 14. Barwon Heads: M Adams 29, S Wallace 12. BEST, Modewarre: D Barr, S Otto, C Sutcliffe. Barwon Heads: N Gray, I Allan, S Wallace.
Ocean Grove 34 v Anglesea 14
Newcomb 6 v Queenscliff 46
Portarlington 8 v Drysdale 17
GOALS, Ocean Grove: T Birch 32, M Goodger 11. Anglesea: H Van Gemst 23, E Larkin 3, M Galpin 1, S Benney 1. BEST, Ocean Grove: T Sinnott, V Rischitelli, C Barrand. Anglesea: I Stephens, R Matthews, E Toohey.
GOALS, Newcomb: B Masterton 5, R Hotchin 1. Queenscliff: A Coltish 20, E Holahan 18, F O'Shea 8. BEST, Newcomb: N/A. Queenscliff: N/A.
Portarlington 52 v Drysdale 22
Modewarre 34 v Barwon Heads 22
Geelong Amateur 5 v Torquay 28
GOALS, Portarlington: M Pickering 30, C McDowell 22. Drysdale: B O'Dowd 11, I Searle 5, I Crole 3, S Gravener 2, E Taylor 1. BEST, Portarlington: B Harvey, T Paul, C Munday. Drysdale: N/A
GOALS, Modewarre: G Cameron 15, J Worthington 15, A Davey 4. Barwon Heads: K Babb 11, L Snookes 9, L Dean 2. BEST, Modewarre: M Farrell, J Worthington, S Dean. Barwon Heads: M Bennett, C Angus, L Snookes.
Newcomb 13 v Queenscliff 36
Ocean Grove 21 v Anglesea 20
Ocean Grove 39 v Anglesea 11
GOALS, Ocean Grove: A Gibbs 14, B Walter 7. Anglesea: E Sedgwick 12, A Van Berkel 8. BEST, Ocean Grove: A O'Keefe, B Walter, A Gibbs. Anglesea: R Caulfield, A Van Berkel, R Alldis.
Portarlington 12 v Drysdale 32
Portarlington 23 v Drysdale 17
Geelong Amateur 8 v Torquay 39
Geelong Amateur 27 v Torquay 30 GOALS, Geelong Amateur: S Mallett 15, L McAuley 12. Torquay: A Kneebone 11, S Bach 11, N Petran 8. BEST, Geelong Amateur: R Pullen, S Mallett, L Harwood. Torquay: A Kneebone, C Mckay, S Chafer.
GOALS, Portarlington: D Baker 15, C Mckenzie 8. Drysdale: C Rabich 10, M Neilson 4, J Garner 3. BEST, Portarlington: E Dungey, D Baker, K Pickering. Drysdale: EL Bergman, M Henderson, M Ritchie.
Newcomb 24 v Queenscliff 34 GOALS, Newcomb: M Mahoney 20, T Melotte 4. Queenscliff: B Heard 25, C Downs 7, R Friel 2. BEST, Newcomb: N/A. Queenscliff: R Friel, L Sheehan, K Peart.
GOALS, Modewarre: A Dean 19, T Williams 9, E Noble 7. Barwon Heads: T Mckibbin 15, A Sinclair 6. BEST, Modewarre: A Silver, E Noble, A Dean. Barwon Heads: N/A GOALS, Ocean Grove: F Needham 10, K Carroll 8, E Bolton 3. Anglesea: S Williamson 21, S Moore 13. BEST, Ocean Grove: E Bolton, K Collett, A Binns. Anglesea: B Norman, S Williamson, S Moore. GOALS, Portarlington: S Maul 14, D O'Connor 4. Drysdale: B Elliston 20, K Daley 15. BEST, Portarlington: K Walker, D O'Connor, S Maul. Drysdale: N/A
Modewarre 21 v Barwon Heads 16 Ocean Grove 15 v Anglesea 15
Newcomb 8 v Queenscliff 17 Modewarre 5 v Barwon Heads 45 Ocean Grove 27 v Anglesea 35 Portarlington 10 v Drysdale 40
UNDER 13 SECTION 2 Geelong Amateur 9 v Torquay 18 Newcomb 2 v
UNDER 17 SECTION 2 Geelong Amateur 22 v Torquay 19 Newcomb Power 9 v Queenscliff 25
Geelong Amateur 15 v Torquay 25 Modewarre 18 v Barwon Heads 49 Ocean Grove 23 v Anglesea 39 Portarlington 20 v Drysdale 33
Portarlington 18 v Drysdale 35
Modewarre 21 v Barwon Heads 42
Geelong Amateur 9 v Torquay 20
Ocean Grove 21 v Anglesea 34
Portarlington 24 v Drysdale 11
Geelong Amateur 30 v Torquay 18 Newcomb 24 v Queenscliff 41 Modewarre 29 v Barwon Heads 21 Ocean Grove 20 v Anglesea 30 Portarlington 33 v Drysdale 26
Modewarre 21 v Barwon Heads 35
Queenscliff 33 Ocean Grove 49 v Anglesea 3
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Portarlington 23 v Drysdale 14
Chiara Centorbi captains Victorian team
Chiara Centorbi in action at the National Soccer Championships
Surf Coast FCâ€™s Chiara Centorbi recently captained the Victorian Under 13s country team at the 2014 National Soccer Championships in Coffs Harbour in July. Centorbi is the first player in the clubâ€™s history to captain a state team. After attending trials earlier in the year, Centorbi was selected in the top 20 for the State Development Program, training every Saturday at Melbourneâ€™s State Soccer Centre in the lead up to the National Championships. She was then selected in the final team of 16 girls to represent Victoria Country at the Nationals. â€œI was so grateful to be selected and have the opportunity to represent my state,â€? Centorbi said.
â€œWe then played a great second game against Capital Football (ACT) the following day; however, unfortunately I sprained my ankle which forced me out for the next two games. â€œBy Friday, and our final game of the tournament, my ankle was mended and I was cleared by the physio to play. â€œWe all braided our hair and wore blue zinc. The game was a blast despite losing to the Northern Territory, but it was a great way to end the week.â€? â€œI will never forget this amazing experience and the amazing people I have met in this once in a life time opportunity.â€?
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During the team presentation at Melbourne Airport on the way to Coffs Harbour, Centorbi was handed her playing strip (number 6) and also announced as the Victorian Under 13 country team captain. â€œI was really happy to be presented with number 6 as I have worn this number in previous years. â€œAnd I was shocked when I was announced as captain as there were so many talented players in the team â€“ I couldnâ€™t believe it! â€œAs captain, I lead Victoria out during our first game against New South Wales Country and was very proud to do so. â€œWe drew 1-1 and were thrilled with the result.
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ANGLESEA GOLF CLUB MOST golfers stayed at home this week, with only the social brigade heading north to the border for some warm weather. Photos were posted on social media and weather envy prevents me reporting further. The more acceptable photos for all to see are those from the recent Presidents and Captains Dinner. They are on the Club Members page along with the menu. Sumptuous indeed, and another cause for envy.
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Our men seemed to have finally run out of luck with their Wednesdays. Most of them suffered in the afternoon rain this week. The scores were quite acceptable though. Russell Murfitt had the best score with 5 up winning A Grade. Stuart Morgan won B Grade with 4 up, Peter Atherden won B Grade with square on a count back from Ian Treloar, and Bernie Dalton won the seniors with 3 down. NTP winners were Keith Turner, Bernie Dilger, David Calvert and Daryl Britnell Thursday morning was cold and wet yet again, but that didn’t stop most of the ladies competing for the monthly medal. Scores were subdued, and it was Lady Captain Stefi Bates turn for the medal with a very respectable nett 75. Stefi won Division 3, and other winners were: Margot Parton in Division 1 with nett 77, and Sue Britnell in Division 2 with nett 78. The July medal was
Saturday was the Anglesea Surf Club fundraising day, and they managed to get everything going their way. The field was full with 146 players – two groups on every hole and this was a record field. They also had the best of the week’s weather, with no need for umbrellas and the wet weather gear, and they raised over $17,000 for the club. Surf Club winners for the day was Barry Marsh and Geoffrey Elliot with 7 up. Regular golfers took out the other categories, but mention must be made of Sue Bowler who made a clean sweep of the NTPs. Sunday required umbrellas, wet weather gear and thermals. We did have a good size field for the day, with most well prepared. The winners were, Ann Stokes in the ladies with 33 points, Anthony Ivelja in A Grade with 38 points, Geoffrey Howlett in B Grade with 42 points and Phil Francis in C Grade with 37 points. NTP winners were Miller Gelic, Wayne Pipe, Colin Foster and Anthony Ivelja. Enjoy your golf and stay warm.
THE Torquay Golf Club will soon be hosting our annual golf week. It will be the 1st week of October so start clearing your calendar or simply book your week off work. Start thinking of who your partners will be for the mixed events and which single events you might like to play in. Remember to get them in early as we are sure this year it will bring the biggest fields we have had for years. With the Resort in full swing and the course now completed, golfers from all over Victoria will be eager to come and enjoy what surprises we have in store for the week’s program. Entry forms should be available on our Torquay Golf Club website shortly. Tuesday, Teneile Louchery scored a solid 75 to have the winning score for A Grade. Gale Rooney had an impressive 69 to clinch the Medal by six shots and also pick up the B Grade win to finish off what was a great day on the course. NTPs: Joye Burton, Gail Richards, Sandy Harrison, Joan Thomson and Joan Sparkes. Congratulations to Judith Hobill on taking out this week’s Resort competition with 35 points and also hitting the 13th green to win the jackpot. Wednesday Craig Middlemiss had 38 points to win for A Grade. Stuart Robinson, out early, shot 40 points to come in first for B Grade and with 42 points. Ken Isaac found some good form to win for C Grade. Well done to Kevin McDonald who, now in his 87th year, can still show us younger
golfers a thing or two, like shooting 42 points to take out the Resort win. NTPs: Bob Hayles, Andy Clark, Ron Fish, John Bishop and Cec Browning. Geoff Davie played a great shot on the 17th to win the jackpot. Friday, Don Miloshis put together a solid round of 42 points to take out the A Grade win. B Grade winner John Potter scored 39 points. Tom Lock with 40 points held onto the Resort win by only one shot from Bill Brushfield and Dee Matheson was a clear winner for the ladies with 37 points. NTPs: David Rae, Ed Featherston, Tom Lock and Dee Matheson. Terry Dowling was today’s jackpot winner. Saturday, Evan Huebner took out A Grade with an impressive +7. Rod Ryan shot +4 early to hang onto the B Grade win on count back. Ron Eyles also with a +7 finished on top for C Grade by four shots. Karen Grayling finished first for the ladies with +1 and taking out the Resort win was Roy Ball with a solid+3. NTPs: Danny Guiney, Mitchell Calnin and Don Jennings. John Williams was happy with his hit on 17 to take out the jackpot. Sunday, Andrew Ranner had the best score with 38 points to take out the mixed competition from John W. Thompson on 37 points. NTPs: Brian Baranski and Ted Fitzpatrick. The jackpot went to Chris T. Fitzgerald. The Vets/Seniors golf will be on August 18, book online now.
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Wednesday Stableford: With a good-size field and reasonable conditions, players flourished with numerous good scores being handed in. Our winner of the day was Adam Ruggero won the comp with a score of 37 closely followed by Ray Hocking who continued with his great form. NTPs: Alan Hartley and Ray Hocking. Saturday Par: With a large field and great hitting conditions it was a great day for golf. The A Grade winner made the most of the conditions with a sensational score of +4 followed by Chris Burke who narrowly managed to grab runner-up on count back. Paul Ludowyk also made good use of the conditions coming in with a score of +2 closely followed by Brett King who had a very reasonable +1. NTPs: Jeff Treloar, Keith Rixon, Dale Allen.
also decided, with Jill Emerson scoring the best. Margot Parton also won the putting with 28 putts and Sue Bowler had the best gross score of 90. NTP winners were Ann Stokes on both front nine holes, Janet Coombes and Sue Bowler.
FROM THE MEMBERS’ ROOM also NTP on the 5th hole. Karin Weise battled it out to take second. Saturday Stableford: It was a lovely day for the ladies with a slight breeze providing a greater challenge. The small yet elite field managed to make the most of the conditions with Josephine McMahon winning on count back with a score of +1, closely followed by Linda Turner.
Thursday Stableford Medal: Not a big field for medal as the weather put off a few of the ladies. The day didn’t turn out too badly with light rain falling for most the Ladies round but real no wind to speak of. It was Marge Hales who continued on her hot form playing to her handicap running away from the field with a nine point win and
Tuesday Par: Tough conditions out there for the medley, played on the front 9. It was a grind for players that competed as no one was able to better their handicap. It was Judi Bullock who battled it out the best on a count back from rocket Rod Carroll both on -2. Sunday Stableford: Rain greeted the first group out the Stableford competition. The wind was strong at times especially on the top holes on the back nine. The rain and wind was coming and going for the am and pm players. It was Leigh Cleland who was out at first light and got through the early morning rain that faired best posting a great round of 36 points, from Simon Haebich with a solid 33 points.
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PORTARLINGTON GOLF CLUB WHAT a mystical game this golf is! Why is it that one day we can get on the tee and have no idea where the ball might go, spend more time in the trees than the fairways and experience an ongoing nightmare on the greens, while on other days our confidence is sky high, and even the trees send our occasional stray one back onto the fairways!
31 putts! B Grade went to Megan Siotos with a nett 75 from Captain Chris Cunningham on 77, and Judy Patton snuck home in C Grade with 79 (and the B ProPin on the way) to win on a count back from Helen Newitt. The A ProPin went to Angela Foott, and the other NTPs were won by Helen Davet (B) and Marg Mascoll (C).
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Saturday August 9, Men’s and Ladies’ Stableford
With 127 men teeing off, Gary Thompson came out on top with his great 41 points to take home Trophy of the Day and C Grade from Bill Evans, 36. Ralph Carnovale scored 39 points to win A Grade from Sean Rodwell on 37, while Jerry Raveane also had a very good day to take out B Grade with 39 by a shot from Bill Archer. Derek Hunter continued his good form by winning D Grade with 31 points from John Flett on 30. Harrison Geall, Gavan Pitcher and Brian King scored the NTPs, and Kane McKenzie got the ProPin. Fifty-three ladies contested the August Monthly Medal, and Jacky Rowe came out on top with her nett 72, well clear of Marg Holt’s 78 in the A Grade event. Jacky got very greedy to also take out the A Grade NTP and the putting award with
Reigning club champ Robbie White came out on top of the tree with his 39 points to win Trophy of the Day and A Grade by a shot from Bob Stoward. The best B Grader was Russell Allen with his 38 points on a count back from Jason Barker, while Stephen Janson collected an NTP on the 17th on his way to winning C Grade on 36 from Kim Bright with 33. D Grade winner was Mike Kerry with 38 points by a shot from Dereck Wright. Other NTPs went to Darrin Garner and Dean Sormaz, and Mick Havelberg collected the ProPin. Congrats to Sue Hazell, who hit the dream shot on the 5th to collect the spoils for that great honour. Jeanette Barclay won the Ladies day with her 37 from Val Tither on 35, Maureen Hogan won the other pinshot and Adele Huggard got the ProPin.
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FOOTBALL SCORES Round 17 Seniors Geelong Amateur 2.2 4.6 7.6 7.9 (51) Torquay 3.3 6.5 10.9 14.12 (96) GOALS: Geelong Amateur: R. McSparron 2, D. Zaparenkov 2, T. McArlein, T. Clark, N. Tweddlef. Torquay: I. Baker 5, M. Johnston 3, C. McCaughan 2, C. Dawson, J. Johnson, D. Orr, P. Bennett. BEST: Geelong Amateur: J. Pickering, T. Robertson, T. Clark, A. Elliott, M. Stevenson, J. Westwood. Torquay: I. Baker, M. Stanley, P. Burchell, D. Orr, B. Clarke, J. Hobbs. Queenscliff 9.5 16.11 25.18 35.25 (235) Newcomb Power 0.1 0.1 1.2 1.3 (9) GOALS: Queenscliff: D. DeGois 16, D. Cashin 4, B. Thompson 3, Z. Henderson 3, T. Limb 3, L. Orvis 2, S. Wayth 1, C. Goullet 1, B. Price 1, B. Ridings 1. Newcomb Power: J. Vernon 1. BEST: Queenscliff: D. DeGois, C. Goullet, L. Orvis, R. Holmes, Z. Henderson, B. Thompson. Newcomb Power: J. Hobbs, M. Di-Giusto, W. Adams, T. Fleming, P. Gordyn, B. Middleton. Drysdale 2.0 4.5 9.9 14.15 (99) Portarlington 3.0 3.2 3.2 4.5 (29) GOALS: Drysdale: T. Dewey 6, J. Rushton 1, E. Hill 1, M. O’Dowd 1, A. Robinson 1, P. Davis 1, J. Chandler 1, M. McGuire 1, J. Wilson 1. Portarlington: C. Gourley 1, M. Holschier 1, M. Cimino 1, S. Hicks 1. BEST: Drysdale: M. O’Dowd, J. Rushton, T. McGuire, J. Hopgood, J. Hildebrand, J. Chandler. Portarlington: T. Biggs, J. Foot, R. Davis, D. Iudica, S. Hicks, T. Morgan. Barwon Heads 2.3 9.9 10.13 13.16 (94) Modewarre 3.3 3.4 7.6 10.8 (68) GOALS: Barwon Heads: M. Wight 3, J. Holland 2, N. Talarico 2, N. Hill 2, T. Wight 1, A. Walsgott 1, D. Hovey 1, C. Martin 1. Modewarre: T. Anderson 2, J. Douglas 2, B. O’Hanlon 1, J. Kayler-Thomson 1, J. Finch 1, J. Ollis 1, J. Moorfoot 1, J. Harper 1. BEST: Barwon Heads: X. Everett, E. Mitchell, P. Swinton, M. Wight, N. Hill, D. Holland. Modewarre: J. Finch, J. Ollis, J. Douglas, T. Anderson, M. Llewellyn, J. Ritchie. Ocean Grove 8.8 11.8 19.14 25.16 (166) Anglesea 2.2 6.3 6.6 11.11 (77) GOALS: Ocean Grove: D. Maloney 10, S. Jack 3, J. Rawlings 2, H. Foott 2, M. Rooke 2, A. Higgins 2, P. Maloney 1, D. Freeman 1, J. McTaggart 1, M. Kellett 1. Anglesea: J. Bouwman 4, N. Baddeley 2, E. Mitchell 1, A. Caldwell 1, B. Vermeulen 1, S. Leeds 1, S. Horne 1. BEST: Ocean Grove: D. Maloney, B. Poulter, J. Rawlings, K. Williams, P. Maloney, M. Kellett. Anglesea: R. Dahlhaus, S. Dangerfield, J. Bouwman, M. Kennedy, J. Dubbeldam, A. Caldwell. Reserves Geelong Amateur 1.1 2.4 3.5 8.7 (55) Torquay 4.1 6.2 8.7 10.8 (68) GOALS: Geelong Amateur: J. Westwood 4, J. Wilson 2, A. Coulter , C. Vince. Torquay: M. Sleep-Dalton 5, R. Ganz 3, J. Day, S. Diamond. BEST: Geelong Amateur: J. Scholes , S. Little , J. Lovison , S. Allan , I. Crawley. Torquay: R. Ganz, M. Sleep-Dalton, S. Diamond, J. Perry, L. Dawson, J. Powell. Queenscliff 5.6 13.12 23.17 31.24 (210) Newcomb Power 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 (0) GOALS: Queenscliff: L. Gibbs 7, G. Burgoyne 7, L. Niven 4, L. Naylor 3, J. Reid 3, D. Caddy 2, J. Monahan 2, V. Clementson 2, S. Symes 1. Newcomb Power: BEST: Queenscliff: L. Niven, J. Reid, G. Burgoyne, P. Callahan, L. Gibbs, T. Meaney. Newcomb Power: D. Anastasopoulos, S. Nolley, C. Robinson, A. MacKenzie, C. Young, L. Murphy. Modewarre 3.1 4.3 7.6 8.9 (57) Barwon Heads 2.2 4.4 5.6 7.6 (48) GOALS: Modewarre: S. Hovey 4, S. Cunningham 3, D. Lester 1. Barwon Heads: M. Boothey 5, R. Pascoe 1, A. Rodgers 1. BEST: Modewarre: S. Hovey, D. Mullen, A. Leslie, D. Tennant, J. Watson, T. Dean.
Barwon Heads: S. Herbison, T. Ollis, A. Rodgers, M. Ryan, M. Boothey, L. Schilling. Ocean Grove 3.4 6.8 11.14 13.17 (95) Anglesea 0.2 3.3 3.5 5.7 (37) GOALS: Ocean Grove: J. Stapleton 4, M. McCartney 3, M. Davies 1, E. Taylor 1, S. Elford 1, L. Sinnott 1, M. Awramenko 1, K. Montgomery 1. Anglesea: D. Midolo 3, S. Hunter 2. BEST: Ocean Grove: D. Roddis, E. Taylor, E. Maloney, L. Sinnott, S. Elford, M. McCartney. Anglesea: M. Lawn, K. Holroyd, M. Wild, D. Midolo, S. Hunter, D. Evans. Drysdale 6.4 10.13 17.18 28.19 (187) Portarlington 4.0 5.1 7.1 7.1 (43) GOALS: Drysdale: J. Simons 9, S. Scott 4, J. Ristevski 4, J. Kenny 3, B. Lynch 2, J. Kennedy 1, J. Wilson 1, X. Wilson 1, N. Malcher 1, K. Carr 1, N. Moriarty 1. Portarlington: D. McNay 1, J. Tamblyn 1, H. Smith 1, D. Underwood 1, S. McPherson 1, B. Klaassen 1, S. Vagg 1. BEST: Drysdale: J. Kennedy, J. Simons, J. Kenny, B. Ryan, J. Wilson, J. Ristevski. Portarlington: S. Vagg, H. Smith, D. Perrine - Du Buisson, B. Rigby, A. Campbell, J. Tamblyn. Colts Division 1 Ocean Grove 1 4.1 6.5 10.6 12.11 (83)St Albans 0.4 1.6 4.9 4.10 (34) GOALS: Ocean Grove 1: L. Bastiaan 3, A. Wilkens 2, S. Pfeiffer 2, M. Caldow 1, J. Evans 1, M. Lindkvist 1, J. Teague 1, B. Potter 1. BEST: Ocean Grove 1: S. Pfeiffer, J. Teague, C. Durran, M. Caldow, M. Lindkvist, B. Potter. South Barwon 1 8.2 11.9 21.12 25.16 (166) Bell Park 1 0.0 2.0 2.0 3.1 (19)N & C1 3.1 7.3 12.5 18.10 (118) Colac 1.2 2.2 5.6 5.6 (36)St Mary’s 1 5.7 5.13 11.13 13.19 (97) Grovedale 1 0.1 3.2 6.2 7.4 (46) GOALS: Grovedale 1: J. Elford 3, L. Ford 2, D. McNeel 1, L. Ellis 1. BEST: Grovedale 1: D. McNeel, L. Ford, M. Eaton, J. Elford, D. Harding, T. Hoffen. Leopold 1 2.2 4.5 9.7 11.10 (76)St Joseph’s 1 1.0 3.0 6.1 7.2 (44) GOALS: Leopold 1: B. Wray 6, H. James 2, M. Gunn 1, T. Scott 1, L. Wagener 1. BEST: Leopold 1: B. Wray, K. O’Connor, T. Bonner, L. Wagener, W. Norton, C. Dowd.
Colts Division 2 Barwon Heads 6.4 9.9 17.10 19.17 (131) Anakie 0.0 2.1 3.1 3.1 (19) GOALS: Barwon Heads: K. Polley 10, B. Eddy 3, B. Michell 2, S. Stanford 1, J. Kinsey 1, D. Ryan 1, T. Membrey 1. BEST: Barwon Heads: K. Polley, Z. Porter, T. Croft, N. Spinks, M. Beckwith, Z. Copland. Portarlington 4.3 7.3 10.8 12.9 (81) Drysdale 3.0 6.4 6.6 8.7 (55) GOALS: Portarlington: M. Trezise 4, N. Cini 2, A. Wedge 1, B. Deluca 1, J. Clifford 1, N. Livermore 1, M. Spence 1, L. Vagg 1. Drysdale: D. Mannix 2, D. Andrews 2, L. Sharrock 1, S. Butcher 1, J. Lowe 1, D. Mullins 1. BEST: Portarlington: S. Walton, T. Morgan, M. Trezise, L. Vagg, J. Fox, L. Vagg. Drysdale: J. Barmby, D. Mullins, D. Mannix, J. Mojzes, D. Andrews, S. Butcher. Geelong Amateur 7.3 12.3 20.9 24.14 (158) North Shore 1.0 1.1 1.1 2.2 (14) GOALS: Geelong Amateur: X. Seller 5, S. Bucovaz 4, L. West 3, C. Friend 2, D. Grose 2, L. Cogan 2, W. Simson 2, O. Friend 2, H. Kershaw 1, J. Callahan 1. BEST: Geelong Amateur: L. West, J. Callahan, X. Seller, K. McEwan-Walsh, D. Grose, H. Kershaw. Anglesea 5.0 7.1 7.3 9.5 (59) Lara 2.0 3.6 6.6 7.8 (50) GOALS: Anglesea: D. Maher 2, N. Cooper 2, B. Tekin 1, S. Kerr 1, L. Cruickshank 1, C. Bingham 1, M. Caulfield 1. BEST: Anglesea: H. Veale, J. Quick, T. Veale, J. Haintz, C. Bingham, T. Nolan. Torquay 1 Mary’s 2
14.3 (87)St 2.4 (16)
GOALS: Torquay 1: N. Martin 4, D. Welsh 3, D. Ball 3, L. Hogan 2, B. McNamara 1, K. Tremain 1. BEST: Torquay 1: N. Martin, D. Ball, J. Hams, J. Cooper, M. Robb, B. McNamara.
Colts Division 3
St Albans 0.3 2.3 3.5 8.9 (57) Geelong Amo 1 4.3 5.6 6.8 6.9 (45) GOALS: Geelong Amateur 1: S. Jess 2, Z. Plueckhahn 1, A. Dragicevic 1, W. Hutchison 1, L. Plueckhahn 1. BEST: Geelong Amateur 1: D. Defina, O. Brownless, K. Walsh, T. Page, M. Ellison, S. Wylie.
North Geelong 6.2 9.5 11.6 13.8 (86) Belmont Lions 1.1 2.1 3.4 9.8 (62)East Geelong 3.2 5.4 11.6 13.6 (84) Modewarre 3.1 5.5 7.7 10.11 (71) GOALS: Modewarre: B. Glynn 4, M. Overman 2, Z. Wemyss 1, J. Little 1, J. Byrne 1. BEST: Modewarre: J. Caldow, A. Sime, S. Hand, M. Overman, B. Glynn, J. Bushby.
Ocean Grove 1 2.1 3.3 5.7 6.10 (46) Queenscliff 0.0 1.4 1.4 2.9 (21) GOALS: Ocean Grove 1: H. Drake 2, N. Giblin 1, B. Gist 1, J. McDonald 1, J. Caligiuri 1. Queenscliff: T. Caddy 1, C. Blond 1. BEST: Ocean Grove 1: D. Pearson, N. Giblin, R. Maloney, B. Gist, H. Drake. Queenscliff: C. Francis, T. Kidd, O. Karstens, C. Whitley, P. Whittakers, N. Stephens.
Bannockburn South Barwon 2
Colts Division 4 St Joseph’s 2 3.6 9.10 13.14 17.15 (117) Leopold 2 1.2 4.3 4.5 4.6 (30) GOALS: Leopold 2: L. McInnes 2, M. Nowell 1, D. King 1. BEST: Leopold 2: Team effort. Corio 2 4.3 5.5 9.7 11.9 (75) Winchelsea 1.5 2.10 5.12 6.16 (52) GOALS: Winchelsea: J. Skuza 2, J. Bush 1, Z. Moules 1, J. Price 1, J. Lubcke 1. Winchelsea: K. Berg, D. Witcombe, E. Fletcher, D. Tenabel, C. Mirabelli, M. Buhrmann. N&C2 5.0 9.1 13.2 15.3 (93) Ocean Grove 2 1.2 5.6 5.7 9.9 (63) GOALS: Ocean Grove 2: C. Habgood 6, J. Peers 2, T. Beasley 1. BEST: Ocean Grove 2: H. Main, N. Thorley, C. Habgood, J. Luppino, J. Taylor, D. McManus. Torquay 2 7.4 12.8 20.11 27.15 (177) Bell Park 2 0.1 1.1 1.1 2.2 (14) GOALS: Torquay 2: C. Smith 5, J. Tolley 3, B. Ludbrook 3, L. Paterson 3, S. Brady 3, D. Looker 2, J. Barlow 2, A. Hagebols 2, M. Kelly 2, S. Pople 1, P. Caddaye-Rose 1. Bell Park 2: BEST: Torquay 2: B. Ludbrook, J. Newell, M. Kelly, N. Schwarz, J. Sykes, L. Paterson.
Under 16 Division 1 South Barwon 1 4.5 12.7 15.12 20.15 (135) Grovedale 1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 (9) GOALS: Grovedale 1: G. Miers 1. BEST: Grovedale 1: J. Hall, A. McNeel, J. Armytage, J. Stephenson, J. Clark, T. Ruck. St Mary’s 1 6.2 6.5 12.6 14.6 (90)St Joseph’s P’bury 0.2 3.3 5.4 7.11 (53) Colac 0.5 1.6 2.7 3.9 (27) Torquay P’worth 0.0 0.4 1.6 1.6 (12) GOALS: Torquay Papworth: S. Gee 1. BEST: Torquay Papworth: D. Hollenkamp, H. Mackay, D. Jones, S. Coles, S. Gee, M. Chafer. Bell Park 1 0.2 2.4 3.7 5.10 (40) Leopold 1 0.2 0.4 2.5 4.7 (31) GOALS: Leopold 1: M. Waring 2, P. Norton 1, G. Alexander 1. BEST: Leopold 1: B. Vale, L. Cartledge, P. Norton, L. Cameron, L. Clifton, T. Thompson. Lara 1 N&C1
Under 16 Division 2 Gwsp 2.2 3.3 8.4 12.6 (78) Barwon Heads 1 0.0 2.2 2.3 4.4 (28) GOALS: Barwon Heads 1: L. Willett 2, L. Kinsey 1, R. Hobbs 1. BEST: Barwon Heads 1: T. Wallis, K. Forde, T. Croft, Z. Walter, R. Hobbs, O. Park. Modewarre 5.4 9.10 13.13 17.15 (117) Anakie 0.1 0.2 0.3 1.4 (10) GOALS: Modewarre: C. Joseph 7, Z. ConnorsSouthall 2, D. French 2, M. Mason 2, L. Noble 1, H. Parker 1, A. Falkiner 1, H. Lewis 1. BEST: Modewarre: A. Falkiner, M. Harper, C. Joseph, D. French, Z. Connors-Southall, M. Mason.
Harrison, M. Dick, W. Doyle, S. Matthews, J. Stanton, T. Bishop.
Under 14 Division 1 St Joseph’s 1 C1
6.12 (48)N & 3.1 (19)
Gwsp 1 South Barwon 1
Bell Park 1
St Mary’s 1 Grovedale 1
Under 16 Division 3
Under 14 Division 2
North Shore 4.0 5.2 6.5 7.7 (49) Torquay Jones 1.0 3.0 3.1 4.2 (26) GOALS: Torquay Jones: C. Johnson 2, P. Dickson 1, D. Hargreaves 1. BEST: Torquay Jones: T. McVilly, M. Herbert, T. Nemeth, J. Maas, C. Pettina, J. Bates.
Geelong Amo 1 1.0 5.3 8.5 8.6 (54) Lara 1 1.3 3.3 3.4 4.7 (31) GOALS: Geelong Amateur 1: E. McHenry 3, W. Gorell 1, F. Holten 1, L. Hayter 1, L. Burt 1, B. Lugg 1. Lara 1: BEST: Geelong Amateur 1: L. Crichton, L. Hayter, F. Holten, E. McHenry, B. Lugg, C. Buchanan. Lara 1:
Winchelsea 2.1 7.3 8.4 9.5 (59)St Mary’s 2 3.0 4.0 5.2 7.3 (45) GOALS: Winchelsea: J. Wojtowicz 4, C. Davis 2, R. Grant 1, C. Brown 1, L. King 1. BEST: Winchelsea: C. Brown, C. Davis, H. Kelly, B. Waters, T. Berg, A. Lubcke. Anglesea 1.1 6.3 7.4 9.7 (61) Drysdale 1 3.1 4.4 5.6 7.6 (48) GOALS: Anglesea: C. Burrows 3, R. Voss 3, J. Rice 2, J. Jaska 1. Drysdale 1: C. Davis 2, A. Skeen 2, L. O’Dowd 1, J. Tatasciore 1, J. Willis 1. BEST: Anglesea: J. Walters, B. Haintz, R. Voss, C. Foster, C. Burrows, E. Ross. Drysdale 1: J. Willis, L. Ryan, J. Terry, K. Lattarulo, D. Knight, B. Mannix.
Drysdale 1 Geelong West
Leopold 1 2.2 Barwon Heads 1 2.0
Colac Ogcc 1
Under 14 Division 3 St Mary’s 2 2.2 Torquay Dunstan 0.0
Under 16 Division 4
Queenscliff St Albans 1
Portarlington 0.2 3.7 4.7 6.12 (48)St Joseph’s Hill 0.4 1.4 2.7 3.9 (27) GOALS: Portarlington: C. VanDeLaar 2, G. Vetma 2, D. Sheard 1, L. Poole 1. BEST: Portarlington: C. Mouchemore, J. Ellis, S. Baker-Hutchinson, W. McNeill, K. Fear, J. Bowen.
Corio Gwsp 2
North Geelong Belmont Lions
North Geelong 0.4 2.4 3.6 6.6 (42) Grovedale 2 2.2 4.3 4.7 4.12 (36) GOALS: Grovedale 2: K. Hay 3, C. Swanson 1. BEST: Grovedale 2: T. Hughes, J. Perdrisat, K. Hay, M. Bull, C. Niedzwiedzki, C. Hose. Inverleigh 1.0 2.4 4.4 9.8 (62) Leopold 2 1.6 1.8 2.8 2.9 (21) GOALS: Leopold 2: F. Berry 1, L. France 1. BEST: Leopold 2: B. Kahle, L. France, A. Hockley, F. Berry, B. McDonald, M. Kos. South Barwon 2 Mary’s 3
7.11 8.13 0.1 2.2
12.19 (91)St 4.2 (26)
Under 16 Division 5 B’burn/St Alb 2 3.2 6.8 9.11 10.11 (71) Lara 2 2.4 4.4 6.6 8.8 (56) Barwon Hawks 0.2 2.2 5.9 7.9 (51) Grovedale 3 0.3 0.5 1.8 4.11 (35) GOALS: Barwon Hawks: T. Harrison 2, A. Mullins 1, H. Wise-Plush 1, N. McMahon 1, H. Hutchins 1, R. Fuller 1. Grovedale 3: T. Lewis 4. BEST: Barwon Hawks: C. Griffiths, P. Middelkoop, T. Harrison, R. Fuller, N. Mackay, M. Rae. Grovedale 3: T. Lewis, C. Carter, C. Seabert, C. Rolph, C. Rochow, J. Gemmill. Geelong Amat 2 0.1 3.2 5.3 5.3 (33)Bell Park 2 2.1 3.1 4.2 4.4 (28) GOALS: Geelong Amateur 2: E. Sillitoe 2, T. Woolley 1, A. Grose 1, C. Godfrey 1. BEST: Geelong Amateur 2: R. Collard, L. Jelley, M. Kelynack, D. Storm, C. Lever, C. Godfrey. Torquay Coles
St Mary’s 4 0.0 0.0 2.4 2.4 (16) GOALS: Torquay Coles: C. Dyer 4, D. Barling 1, J. Stanton 1, M. Dick 1. BEST: Torquay Coles: C.
Under 14 Division 4
Under 14 Division 5 Torquay Nairn Park 2
South Barwon 2 Geelong Amo 2
7.11 12.15 14.23 (107) 0.0 1.0 1.0 (6)
Drysdale 2 North Shore
7.12 (54)Bell 1.4 (10)
Under 14 Division 6 Anglesea Grovedale 2
St Mary’s 3 Lara 2
Leopold 2 Joseph’s 3
Under 14 Division 7 East Geelong Drysdale 3
St Albans 2 Gwsp 3
Newcomb South Barwon 3
Torquay Pyers Ogcc 3
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