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Ryan accepts roads petition By Jane Ross THE South Gippsland roads petition with more than 4000 signatures has finally been presented to local MP Peter Ryan. Mr Ryan was in Leongatha last Friday and made time to meet Marg Denbrok and Lisa Burge who gave him more than 200 sheets with the signatures on them. Mr Ryan, whose roles as Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development and Regional and Rural Development have prevented him from an earlier petition presentation, took the papers in good spirit. Ms Burge also handed him one of The Star’s “fix our roads” stickers. Ms Denbrok said she was very pleased to be able to hand the petition to Mr Ryan. “I hope it brings some action,” she said. “I’m expecting some. I hope they get their act together and fix the roads; I’m really cross with them all.” Continued on page 6.

Here you are: Marg Denbrok and Lisa Burge hand the roads petition to Deputy Premier Peter Ryan. Ms Burge also gave him a Star “fix our roads” sticker.

HOLDEN ROARS New $2 million Leongatha showroom works under way

By Tony Giles LEONGATHA’s growth is speeding up, with the second major development announcement in two weeks. Holden will roar back into Leongatha with a fully fledged Holden dealership ready by midSeptember. The news comes on top of last week’s announce-

ment Aldi supermarket will be in Leongatha before the year’s end. Managing Director of Colin Watson Holden in Traralgon, John Johnson, said the new Holden facility will “set a new benchmark” for Leongatha. Mr Johnson confirmed with The Star it is likely the new dealership will be simply called Leongatha Holden. He also said the new facility, in Koonwarra Road, will be up and running mid-September providing there are no unexpected disruptions.

Leongatha identity Russell Hemming has been appointed as general manager of Holden in Leongatha. He has been with the company for a number of years as a sales manager. Whilst Colin Watson Holden has been running a “service centre” in Leongatha’s Industrial Estate for some years, the confirmation a full dealership is about to appear is a huge boost in the confidence of the town. Employment opportunities will flow with the

new dealership requiring more sales, administration staff and technicians meaning a boost to jobs. “I can’t confirm how many jobs will be created exactly but we will certainly be requiring more staff,” Mr Johnson said. Mr Johnson said the new building won’t cut any corners and will set the bar for car showrooms in Leongatha at a new level. Continued on page 56, including detailed plans.

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Students learn how to lead

SOUTH Gippsland’s leaders of tomorrow converged on Korumburra last week to hone their skills.

Tuesday saw students from 18 different primary

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Bass Coast probe By Jane Ross A REVIEW of staffing and costs at Bass Coast Shire Council is going ahead.

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fun ways to help lead their schools. The project facilitated by the Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) in a partnership with Bass Coast School Focused Youth and the Bass Coast and South Gippsland Shire Councils. Students enjoyed sessions on public and motivational speaking, sports leadership, minimising conflict and using technology to lead.

It was spruiked long and loud by council candidate Alan Brown and his team in the lead up to last November’s election. Only two of Mr Brown’s team were elected and he was not among them. But those two, Cr Andrew Phillips and Cr Bradley Drew have found like minds among their colleagues looking to keep costs and rate rises down. They have pruned capital expenditure to the bone. The review has been dressed up as “organisational benchmarking exercises”.

Asked after the meeting whether he was satisfied the “exercises” would do what he wanted, Cr Phillips replied, “This will be the start. It’s a stepping stone.” A report lodged at last Wednesday evening’s council meeting says, “As part of continuous improvement and good governance practice, council wishes to ensure that it is providing value for money services and facilities to the Bass Coast community.” Advice was sought from the internal audit committee which recommended the organisational benchmarking. The committee will oversee the process. But it won’t involve an outside consultant. Council’s own “internal

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resources” will undertake the work. Acting corporate services director Sharon Fowles said the first phase, looking at employee numbers, costs, operating and capital expenditure and similar, will take a couple of months to gather. One part time person will do that. Data collection and analysis will take the process through until August, with the examination of key services set for September/November.

These timelines may change. Information gleaned about Bass Coast will be compared with that of similar councils. In the hope that eight to 12 other councils will agree to take part, Ms Fowles said 86 will be approached. “It will be of benefit to them because they will get the full report. It will be a really great project and of benefit to us.” The second phase of the benchmarking will look

at management structure, including the number of directors or general managers, number of managers and management costs as a percentage of operating costs. There’s a long list of services involved. They include tourism, special events, home care, social planning, environmental health, libraries, waste collection, building maintenance, risk management, building approvals and customer service.

Land sale money safe sell land to get money,” Cr Hutchison Brooks said. “That’s not the case at all. We’re looking at land as a resource and if it’s being used to its potential and if there’s something else that can be done on that land or can someone else do something else with that land.” Mayor Councillor Kieran Kennedy agreed. “This is not a fire sale; this will give little comfort as a process to council,” he said. A special communication plan was also passed by council to inform the community about the sales if they were to occur. The combined value of the property is estimated around $1,370,000. Approximately $840,000 of this sale profit will go into Council’s Public Open Space reserve for reinvestment into public open spaces. Councillor Andrew McEwan said this could be a win for the communities. “At the moment if we can realise land in a way the community is happy with and if they can be assured the revenue is not being used for operation expenditure and it is redirected for facilities and resources whatever they may be (this will be successful),” he said.

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Councillors have said even if they do sell off excess land the money will go to community facilities. This comes after the council’s Strategic Review of Land Holdings was voted to be put up for exhibition on Wednesday. Council said this is just a review and no properties could be sold. Councillor Nigel Hutchison Brooks moved the motion. “I have no idea in my mind we will sell a single property,” he said. “As a councillor I will look at this objectively, coolly and calmly. We’ve got a lot of properties to get through, if we get through a complete review of all the land holdings both our own and crown land with the shire in four years of this council we will be doing a really good job. “This may or may not result in some blocks being sold.” In the document 17 different properties, all vacant blocks, nine of which are reserves, are up for review. Eight of these properties are in Venus Bay while the others a dotted around the shire in Mirboo North, Poowong, Loch, Buffalo, Foster, Meeniyan and Leongatha. “Headlines in the paper make out council is in a bit of a panic rushing to

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Rate rise shock

Hard work: Mick Hanily and Jason Harris of Stockdale and Leggo Leongatha, played an extensive role in Aldi’s decision to come to the town. Mr Hanily said the site’s vendor was keen to focus on Leongatha’s needs for a commercial shot in the arm.

Agents played part in Aldi THE announcement last week that Aldi had lodged a planning permit for a supermarket in Leongatha could not have happened without years of hard work by Jason Harris at Stockdale and Leggo.

Mr Harris and his colleague Mick Hanily said the Leongatha office of Stockdale and Leggo was employed by Aldi to find the company a suitable site. Over a period of five and a half years, Mr Harris said he showed Aldi a number of sites in the town, but the one chosen “was the pick”. It’s owned by the one vendor, with the land on six separate titles. The site is on the corner of Bruce and Church streets, bounded by Gaudion and Roberts lanes.

“We believe this is fantastic for the town,” Mr Harris said. It will benefit all retailers. “I reckon IGA’s figures will go up too. People will shop at Aldi and go over the road to IGA. “They’ll shop in Leongatha instead of going to the Valley or Wonthaggi.” Mr Hanily said the advent of Aldi was one of the biggest scalps to come to Leongatha for quite some time. “It should bring more blue chip development to the town. It’s a win for Leongatha. There’s a good feel about the town, things have picked up.” Mr Hanily cited recent developments at Murray Goulburn including the expansion of its UHT plant, movement at the Colin Watson site in Koonwarra Road and a brighter housing market contributing to the economic turnaround.

“We have a couple of new developments opening up – things have picked up.” Both Mr Hanily and Mr Harris were enthusiastic about South Gippsland Shire Council planning director Phil Stone’s comments in The Star last week that his wish is to fast track the planning application.

nesses. “Business is in a big enough struggle as it is and putting rates up is not going to help that’s for sure,” he said. “It wouldn’t be so bad if we knew what we were going to get in return but if it’s just to cover increased costs...that 7.5 per cent is not easy for some businesses or families to handle either.” A majority of councillors are calling for the community to make the decision about which services can be cut to lower the rates. “We emphasise this is a draft budget only, we encourage comment from the community,” Mayor Kieran Kennedy said. “I would love to see a record number of submissions on this to affect the budget if they can, in any way, shape or form.” Mr McGannon is annoyed by the call for community involvement. “If they are asking us then why do we need them?” he said. “They shouldn’t be asking us where they can cut back. I run a business; I don’t ask my customers where I can cut back.” When asked what he thought could be cut back Mr McGannon replied: “It’s hard to know what to cut back on because I don’t sit there and study the budget.” “It makes it difficult for the average person to comment on that.” Farmer reaction As soon as she heard the Shire is considering a

7.5 per cent rate increase, a beef farmer in the Tarwin area, Marj Pearson quickly contacted The Star. She said people working in rural industry really had “their backs to the wall.” “The Shire slugs the farmers with another rate hike and what extra services do we get? We’re lucky to have our road graded once a year and that’s about it,” Mrs Pearson said. She estimates a 7.5 per cent increase would add approximately another $2000 to the rates bill. “The beef industry is not good, our dollar is too high and with limited exports to Indonesia, the carbon tax and the whole works, it’s just not worth it.” “The Shire needs to realise we have just been through a really dry spell and you should see the truck loads of hay coming into the area, there would be hundreds of thousands of dollars going into keeping the region’s cattle fed.” Community input sought Councillor Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks is calling for community involvement and defended the high rate increase. “We are in a really tight spot and I think we will need to make cuts to services in the next few years, I don’t know where, but residents will need to tell us where cuts can be made,” he said. “It’s not good enough to just say ‘cut staff’ because if you cut staff, you cut services. “This 7.5 per cent is a once off because this par-

ticular year we had the superannuation people stick their hand out and ask for $4.6m by July 1. This is about nine per cent of our total budget. “Imagine a household when a person comes along and says ‘nine per cent of your budget please’. You would cope with great difficulty.” Councillor Don Hill is against the rate rise and the draft budget document. “This budget is really the previous council’s work,” he said. “It is an ongoing document and I can right now say that if it was voted on today it would be voted down. “I’m voting against this budget, I am not suggesting that after the consultation period it will get voted down but what I am saying is that it would get voted down today if it came to that.” Councillor Bob Newton said there has been a large rise in the cost of services but couldn’t agree with this rate hike. “I could’ve accepted five per cent but I’m not going to accept 7.5,” he said. “A lot of people are out there hurting. It’s fine to say it’s only one dollar or that but at the end of the day it’s the people who are paying $2500 for their house and little block of land they have worked their whole life to get who get hit. “Poor business owners get hit twice, paying rates

on their business and their homes.” Councillor Andrew McEwan also said: “I would find extreme difficulty in voting for a 7.5 per cent rate rise, something has to be done somewhere to cut the rates down.” Councillor Jeannette Harding has faith the people of South Gippsland will be able to cope with the rise. “Yes some people are going to hurt but the people in this shire are not fools,” she said. “They run their own business and do their own budgets in households; we are not spending money willy-nilly. We are spending money on services.” Councillor Mohya Davies said, “We have to understand that if we didn’t strike this rate it would result in significant service reduction,” she said. “None of us are comfortable with borrowing the $4 million and none of us are comfortable with the 7.5 per cent rate increase. “We are interested in engaging with the community about where and how we might re-jig things or service delivery changes that result in the least costs to council.” You can have your say! Crs Andrew McEwan and Cr Don Hill have initiated their own survey of ratepayers to find out what they think of the proposed rate rise. You can find the survey at the following site: www.surveymonkey. com/s/BCSG7CP



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The increase is to cover a $4.61m superannuation funding call and reduced grant allocation from the Victorian Grants Commission. Ratepayers are outraged by the hike.

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National Medal for Alan Price CHIEF Officer for the CFA Ewan Ferguson has presented Pound Creek Rural Fire Brigade’s Alan Price with a National Medal. The presentation was made on Saturday, April 20 at Pound Creek’s annual dinner at the fire station attended by more than 100 people. It is the second time Pound Creek has had the honour of welcoming Ewan Ferguson, he previously attended an Australia Day event in 2012. According to Pound Creek’s captain Peter Vanzuyden, Alan was totally shocked when the announcement was made, having no idea the medal was about to come his way. Alan Price’s service records show he has held down many positions since joining the brigade in 1981. These include Pound Creek captain from 1988-1996, fourth Deputy Group Officer from 1996-1998, third DGO from 1998-2004, group officer from 20042008, and second DGO from 2008-2010. He has been a Pound Creek brigade member now for 32 years this year. In the nomination of Mr Price by Peter Van Zuyden it states, “Alan has been and continues to be an extremely active and very notable local CFA identity, known throughout the local community and the Gippsland

Presentation: from left, Chief Officer of the CFA, Ewan Ferguson, presents Alan Price with his National Medal, with Alan’s wife Jill Price a long time ladies auxiliary member who received a 25 year’s service medallion.

Library set for August THE new $550,000 Wonthaggi Library should be open some time in August.

West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation acting CEO Janet Aumann said on Friday there was no set date but August was the goal. She said a lot of planning has gone into the fit out and there is a great deal of work to be done. Bass Coast Shire Council is hav-

ing the former Target building in Murray Street reorganised to house the library which will have five times more floor space than the current one in the old Wonthaggi Post Office building. Council director of community and economic development Steve Piasente said planning for the refit was well advanced. He said a planning permit has been issued and detailed drawings

are being finalised ahead of tenders being called. He doesn’t think the building will be ready until October. Ms Aumann said corporation staff are “pretty excited” at the prospect of the new facility. “We will be able to provide a more comprehensive service,” she said. The revamp is being paid for by a State Government grant of $300,000,


with the council picking up the rest. Local Government Minister Jeanette Powell visited Wonthaggi last July to announce the funding. At the time, she said the larger premises would allow a modern 21st century facility and the library’s collection to almost quadruple to 40,000 items. The library’s friends’ group OWLS has been credited with pushing for the new building.

CFA district as a person whose diligence and dedication to the role as CFA volunteer is exemplary, given the wide range of responsibilities Alan has undertaken since commencing with the local brigade just over 30 years ago.” Since 1981 Alan has continued to pursue any number of CFA courses involving hundreds of hours of study. As a result Alan has become one of the most qualified firefighters in Gippsland. Despite his volunteer status, Alan is recognised throughout the district and the Gippsland region as a noted CFA leader within the ranks of both volunteers and paid professionals the nomination stated. “Alan is a very community spirited person,” Mr Vanzuyden told The Star. “He is always helping other people and not just within the CFA. Alan attends Fullham prison most Fridays in a counseling capacity, he is an elder at his church, he also co-ordinates the Anglican opportunity shop in Inverloch.” “It is staggering to wonder how Alan has the time to do what he does,” Mr Vanzuyden said. “It was great to have Chief Officer Ewan Ferguson here for his second visit in 15 months.“

Coastal towns isolated A COUNCIL investigation has revealed there are no suitable sites for a Neighbourhood Safer Place (NSP) in three coastal towns.

A NSP could not be found in Venus Bay, Waratah Bay and Walkerville as none of the investigated sites complied with the CFA Fire Rating Criteria. Instead of continue to investigate possible sites it is recommended council instead invest effort in community education. Councillor Mohya Davies said there has been a lot of angst trying to find the NSPs. “A lot of time and has been spent on the issue and it’s disappointing we didn’t find a site,” she said. “At this stage community education is the only choice.” Councillor Jeannette Harding said some of those towns can be dangerous in emergency situations. “Some of the roads are very tight and could only accommodate one vehicle at a time,” she said. “In the case of an emergency when people are not in a clear state of mind these roads are an accident waiting to happen. “We need to inform the community of how to act in an emergency situation for the safety of everyone.” The motion was accepted unanimously.


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“THE STAR”, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - PAGE 5

Bring back the train COUNCILLOR Andrew McEwan is calling for the State Government to look into returning rail to the region. He is urging all political parties involved in the next election to put on their political platforms the money to do a feasibility study on the railway line. “We’ve got a major problem with the highway,” Cr McEwan said. “When you want to start analysing the problem with the highway you come to the fact we have 400,000 trucks going down it a year. “Unless you spend a fortune and make all the roads properly, talking about hundreds of millions of dollars, it will always continually be deteriorating.” Cr McEwan estimates $130 mil-

lion for overall costs to bring rail to South Gippsland. “It will make the road safe and ensure logistics,” he said. This came as council discussed the Gippsland Freight Strategy at its meeting last week. The strategy, officiated by the Gippsland Local Government Network (GLGN), focuses on actions necessary to enable the efficient movement of a growing freight task. Councillor Jeanette Harding said the document will be a great benefit but questioned South Gippsland’s involvement. “This is a piece of paper that should’ve been put together ages ago,” she said. “Did the South Gippsland Shire have anything to do with compiling

this or were we just left out?” Shire CEO Tim Tamlin explained the shire had a lot of input. “The document was developed over a two year period which included a lot of discussion around transport links,” he said. Other councillors felt South Gippsland was left out in the strategy. “I think we need to recognise the interests of South Gippsland Shire and Bass Coast need greater representation and we may need to go about that in a different way,” Cr Jim Fawcett said. Cr Kieran Kennedy agrees. “It seems to service half of the GLGN but as far as Baw Baw, Bass Coast and South Gippsland we will have to really force ourselves into the plan,” he said.

Foster’s tram art

Looking good: principal artists of the tram sculpture David Bell with his wife and project production manager Bec Matthews.

A team of artists and engineers have been had at work to construct the next public art piece to hit Melbourne’s CBD – a full size ‘stone’ tram sticking vertically out of the ground. The tram is a fully constructed replicate of the last model of W Class trams to hit the streets of Melbourne. Principal artist and designer David Bell said the team have dealt with some constraints. “We’ve had to build the whole thing from scratch. There are very few original tram parts on there,” he said. “Because it will be standing on its end we had to make it as light as possible.” The idea was chosen from 40 different submissions from artists around the state. “We want it to standout like a monument,” Mr Bell said. “People in Melbourne use trams everyday and this

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Discover another world with Rotary By Sarah Vella ROTARY International’s Youth Exchange Program is now seeking secondary school students who would like the opportunity to spend a year in another country.

Students in years 9 and 10, who will be between the ages of 15 and 16 and 11 months on January 1, 2014, are eligible to apply. Applications close on May 3, 2013. Libby Panther from Leongatha returned from her exchange tour to Zurich in Switzerland in January. “It was probably the most wonderful experience out of everything I have ever done. Every day there was something new to do,” she said. “It was a year packed full of great experiences and if I had the chance would definitely do it again.” Libby said her exchange was a very positive experience, where she learnt a lot about herself and the country she was living in. “I was finding it difficult to concentrate on school before I left and was finding it a bit dull. I think it was a very positive break before VCE, to get my head on right before I started those important two years,” she said. “I learnt how to ski very early on and throughout the year I went to different alpine regions, including Saint Moritz. I learnt German and travelled quite extensively throughout Switzerland throughout the year.

Take a trip: Libby Panther, who recently returned from Switzerland, Shirley Seabrook from Rotary Club of Leongatha and Annika Ruokolahti from Finland (currently on Rotary exchange).

“There was a lot of travel to other countries as well.” Libby said because Switzerland is a small country, she met quite a lot of other exchange students throughout the year. “There is quite a big community of exchange students in Switzerland. We went on a trip to the Matterhorn together, where there was 99 exchange students all staying in youth hostels,” she said. Libby said she thinks it is important to know that a year on exchange will add another year to schooling, but it is a year well spent. “It should definitely not turn people off. I got to travel and meet a lot of people; it was such a fantastic experience and well worth it,” she said. “Another year of school is nothing to your experience. “It is a really excellent experience, they are times that will prepare you for later on in life, you get to travel and meet heaps of people and it is really fantastic.” Interested students are invited to go to the Rotary International website at www.rotary. org for details or to contact Shirley Seabrook for more information on 0409 622 720. Successful applicants will leave for their host country in January 2014 and return in January 2015. Countries of exchange may be Brazil, United States of America, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, France, Germany, Switzerland and Taiwan.

Mirboo North pool cost unjustified

A NEW pool at Mirboo North would be “hard to justify” according to Councillor Nigel HutchinsonBrooks. This comes after South Gippsland Shire Council

voted to publicly exhibit the draft Mirboo North and Korumburra Pool Master Plans at their monthly meeting. Under the Mirboo North section of the master plan the recommendation is made to construct

a new pool in the town because the old pool is in disrepair. “The report came up with what a lot of people already knew - that the Mirboo North Pool was beyond economic repair, it’s reached the end of

its life,” Cr HutchinsonBrooks said. The report is signalling closing the current pool site. Councillor Don Hill said the report is quite bleak. “This report has some

devastating statements in there,” he said. “From the Mirboo North point of view it is pretty bleak. It does highlight lots of possible ways to go forward though.” Cr Hill said it is important to work with the community on this issue. “This is a really big opportunity to work with the community because the pool has so much history attached to it and that site and the community feels

attached to it,” he said. “This is going to be a difficult way forward because either way money is involved. “Even though Mirboo North is at the outer reaches of the shire it has just as many rights to facilities as the centre of the shire here in Leongatha.” Cr Hutchinson-Brooks said the council needs to think about pools in the shire. “I think this is an op-

portunity to sit back a bit and take a broad look at the whole question of pools across the shire,” he said. “At face value 27,000 people cannot justify and support six pools. I don’t know any other shire of our population that has so many pools.” The draft Mirboo North and Korumburra Pool Master Plans are currently on exhibition and are open for public submissions.

Green waste no longer free FROM July 1 South Gippsland Shire Council residents will pay to dump green waste. A fee of $10 per cubic metre will be put in place. This is on par with other Gippsland shires. An amnesty period will occur in November and December where no fees will be charged for green waste. Councillor Mohya Davies said that this is a fairer system then before. “If the waste is dealt in this way it’s a user pays service,” she said. “Currently we have contractors from other shires dumping great amounts of green waste at our tips.” Councillor Bob Newton said the fee could mean people are weary of using the transfer stations. “Lots of people will burn off on farms to

avoid these fees,” he said. “I just hope that everyone does it in a sensible manner and waits till the waste dries out. “I hope people use common sense.” Councillor Jeanette Harding was against the idea. “I’m just thinking about those who can’t get their green waste to the tips,” she said. “They will have to pay a contractor to take their waste to the tip and then pay for it to be dumped as well.” Cr Davies said that has been a difficult choice but council needs to recoup the cost of waste. Council also suggested a possible green waste curbside collection bin. As part of the motion free mulch will be provided at the transfer station, with a maximum load size of three cubic metres.

Ryan accepts roads petition Continued from page 1. Ms Burge said, “I just hope that something is passed in parliament and it’s looked at seriously with proper restoration works.” She said she’d keep the petition going as a rolling concern. Mr Ryan told her that was possible. He said, “I understand the critical significance of a roads system to our communities. I travel them most days myself. Our intention as a government is to address these needs as soon as we possibly can.”

He said VicRoads prioritises where state roads money is to be spent. At the request of Heather Poletti of Fish Creek, Mr Ryan undertook to take up with VicRoads the ongoing issue of the Meeniyan/Promontory Road at Buffalo. “The same hole is being patched two or three times and the patch is getting bigger,” Ms Poletti told him. Ms Burge said she would begin to circulate the petition again, inviting those who have not already signed it, to do so.

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The lifting of the ban comes with promises from new Premier Dennis Napthine to finalise the new teacher’s pay deal. Locally Mr Ryan and Mr Dixon visited the Leongatha Education Precinct, hearing the thoughts of leaders from the Leongatha Secondary College, Leongatha Primary School and GippsTAFE, and checking on the progress of building works at the site. A similar visit was paid to Mirboo North’s education precinct. Mr Dixon believed he had been at Leongatha Secondary College in the past but couldn’t say when. He was happy to be able to come back to schools, without raising the hackles of the union. “While the bans were on, many schools made exceptions and said, ‘No, it’s important for you to see what’s going on.’ It’s really important for me to see the schools and meet the people. It’s definitely good to be able to do that freely now,” he said. “I’ve visited 10 schools in the past week.” Asked if the mood amongst teachers had lifted since government had signalled it would finally close a pay deal, Mr Dixon said: “I’ve been made very welcome. Teachers can now get on and do the things they need to do.” Did former Premier Ted Baillieu drag his feet on the pay issue? “The end result is what matters. It’s got to go through a couple more processes. It certainly will be good to finalise it so we can concentrate on educating the kids, which is what I’m on about and what the teachers are on about,” Mr Dixon said.

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The worker at the centre of the investigation has been sacked. The firm – the largest in South Gippsland – has been talking with clients about the losses in recent days. Yesterday (Monday), trust investigators from the Law Institute of Victoria were at the office. A spokesperson from the LIV said the partners were co-operating with the investigation and affected clients were being contacted. “The Partners of Birch Ross & Barlow, together

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Young performers in the spotlight at dinner THE Bass Coast Community Foundation is once again hosting a dinner to showcase the incredible talent of some of the region’s top young performers. This has become an annual event for the BCCF and is now highly regarded amongst those loyal

guests who have attended for the past two years. The dinner raises funds for the BCCF Performance Award, which supports young people with demonstrated talent and commitment to music and/or singing. Past winners of the BCCF Performance Award

have included Josh Hooke, James Blair and Mitchell Sanders. All of these young men have very bright futures ahead and are currently studying music and/ or drama at elite institutions in Melbourne. The dinner is once again generously sponsored by The Wonthaggi Club who will be serv-

ing a magnificent three course meal for guests whilst they are being entertained by the six young performers from local schools. The dinner will be held on Saturday May 18 at 6.30pm. Tickets are $60 and are available from Kate in the BCCF office, 5672 3356.


Planning and Environment Act 1987 SOUTH GIPPSLAND PLANNING SCHEME Notice of Preparation of Amendment C84 Auth. A02496 The South Gippsland Shire Council has prepared Amendment C84 to the South Gippsland Planning Scheme.In accordance with section 8A(3) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the Minister for Planning authorised the South Gippsland Shire Council as planning authority to prepare the amendment. The land affected by the amendment is Lot C, Yeaman Court and 60, 62, 64 and part of 88 Horn Street, Leongatha. The land is officially known as Lot 6 CS1165 and Lot 1TP742417N (which together form 60 Horn Street) Lot 1 TP247958M, Lot 1 TP539545M, and TP164495N. The amendment proposes to: • Rezone the land from Mixed Use Zone and Residential 1 Zone to Special Use Zone (Sched 5). • Inserts Schedule 5 to the Special Use Zone. • Amends the Schedule to Clause 81.01 to include Leongatha Depot Incorporated Document, 2013 to allow for the ongoing safe and efficient operation of the site. No changes are proposed to the State Planning Policy Framework or Local Planning Policy Framework. You may inspect the amendment, any documents that support the amendment and the explanatory report about the amendment, free of charge, during office hours, at the office of the planning authority, South Gippsland Shire Council, 9 Smith Street, Leongatha, The Leongatha Library or Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to the planning authority. The closing date for submissions is Mon, 29 April, 2013. A submission must be sent to the South Gippsland Shire Council, Att: Nick Edwards, Private Bag 4, Leongatha, 3953. DRAFT DOMESTIC ANIMAL MANAGEMENT (DAM) PLAN 2013-2017 PUBLIC EXHIBITION Council is seeking comments on the Draft Domestic Animal Management (DAM) Plan 2013-2017. The Plan will be on public exhibition for a four week community consultation period until 24 May 2013. Council is required to prepare a DAM Plan under section 68A of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 (the Act). The DAM plan outlines the services, programs and policies Council has established to address the administration of the Act and the management of dog and cat issues in its community. The Plan is available for viewing at Councils Leongatha office, on Council's website District Health Centre Tarwin Lower, Venus Bay Community Centre, and at following libraries: Mirboo North, Leongatha, Korumburra, Poowong and Foster. Please forward comments or enquiries on the draft DAM plan to Ian Nicholas, Local Laws Coordinator, South Gippsland Shire Council, 9 Smith Street Leongatha 3953 or phone 5662 9252 Closing date for submissions and feedback is close of business Friday 24 May 2013. COUNCIL WORKS 29 APRIL Area Works Dollar Road, Dumbalk Drainage pit construction Koonwarra Inverloch Road, Koonwarra Road stabilisation works Leongatha to Leongatha South area Road maintenance Walkerville Road, Tarwin Lower Road stabilisation works Welshpool/Hedley to Binginwarri area Road maintenance

PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION Leongatha Industrial Land Supply Study Wed 8 May, 6pm - 8:30pm, Council Chambers A draft study into the supply of land for industrial use in Leongatha has been completed and your comments would be welcomed. A 'drop-in' session, where you can talk to the planners and consultants is a good chance to get a deeper understanding of the report. If you are interested in the management of the industrial sector in Leongatha or want to know more about what opportunities this may bring, this session would be of use to you. The Draft Study will be open for comment until 31 May and is the best opportunity to have your input to the conclusions. This study will contribute to Councils land supply decisions for the future. The study will be available on the website and reception.

PLANNING SCHEME AMENDMENT C84 (SP AUSNET REZONING) Comment is sought on land to be rezoned Special Use Zone at 60, 62 and 64 Horn Street, Leongatha (SP Ausnet site). There will be a public information 'drop in' session from 3:30pm to 7:30pm on Mon 13 May at the SP Ausnet site, 60 Horn St Leongatha. If you have questions for the applicant, this is the main session to attend. Submissions must be received at Council by 5pm on Mon 27 May 2013. Documents can be viewed at, Council offices and Leongatha Library. Submissions can be mailed to South Gippsland Shire Council, Att: PSA C84, Private Bag 4, Leongatha, 3953 or emailed to (Subject: Att: C84). Enquiries: 5662 9368.

PREPARATION OF PROPOSED 2013-13 BUDGET INCORPORATING THE 15 YEAR LONG TERM FINANCIAL PLAN, 2013-17 COUNCIL PLAN, 2013-2014 ANNUAL PLAN AND MAYORAL/COUNCILLOR ALLOWANCES South Gippsland Shire Council has prepared a proposed 2013-14 Budget for the financial year commencing on 1 July 2013, in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989 Section 127, Mayoral and Councillor Allowances in accordance with Section 74, a Draft 2013-2017 Council Plan in accordance with Section 125 and 126 of the Local Government Act 1989, and a Draft 2013-2014 Annual Plan, which will be considered at a Council Meeting on Wed 26 June 2013. The proposed budget provides:

14. Waste Services Charge H – $232.95 Kerbside garbage & recycling collection service - Venus Bay (120 litre weekly arbage/240 litre fortnightly recycling) for 12 months. 15. Waste Services Charge J – $151.85 Kerbside garbage & recycling collection service - Walkerville (120 litre weekly garbage/240 litre fortnightly recycling) for 6 months from November to April. 16. Waste Services Charge H – $268.65 Kerbside garbage & recycling collection service - Walkerville (120 litre weekly garbage/240 litre fortnightly recycling) for 12 months.


Mayoral and Councillor Allowances The review and determination of the level of the Mayoral and Councillor Allowances form part of the 2013/14 Budget. Draft 2013-2107 Council Plan and Draft 2013-2014 Annual Plan The draft 2013-2017 Council Plan sets out the Council's proposed four year outcomes. These being: Outcome 1 A Prosperous Shire Outcome 2 Closely Connected Communities Outcome 3 Integrated Services and Infrastructure Outcome 4 A Leading Organisation These outcomes are supported by a series of objectives, strategies and indicators in the Council Plan. The draft 20132014 Annual Plan sets out first year actions, measures and targets towards achieving the Council Plan. The proposed 2013-2014 Budget covers the resources required to achieve these plans.

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That the total amount borrowed as at 30 June 2013, was $134,000. That the total amount proposed to be borrowed by the Council during the 2013/14 financial year is $4,000,000. That the total amount projected to be redeemed during the 2013/14 financial year is $623,000. That the projected amount of borrowings as at 30 June 2014 is $3,511,000. That the projected cost of servicing the borrowings during the 2013/14 financial year is $195,000. That the proposed rate in the dollar for each type of general rate to be levied by the Council is: a) Vacant Land – 0. 573611 cents in the dollar; b) Vacant Land Restricted Use – 0.382407 cents in the dollar; c) Residential – 0. 382407 cents in the dollar; d) Commercial – 0. 382407 cents in the dollar; e) Cultural/Recreational – 0. 152963 cents in the dollar; f) Industrial – 0. 382407 cents in the dollar; g) Farm – 0. 344166 cents in the dollar. That the proposed municipal charge shall be $346.05 in respect of each rateable property other than any rateable property exempt from such municipal charge pursuant to Section 159 (3) of the Local Government Act 1989. Waste Services Charge A - $213.20 Kerbside garbage & recycling collection service charge – Residential (120 litre weekly garbage/240 litre fortnightly recycling), street sweeping and litter bins. Waste Services Charge B - $213.20 Kerbside recycling only collection service charge - Commercial (2 x 240 litre fortnightly recycling service only), street sweeping and litter bins. Waste Services Charge C - $309.10 Kerbside garbage & recycling collection service – Commercial premises only (240 litre weekly garbage / 240 litre fortnightly recycling), street sweeping and litter bins. Waste Services Charge D – $221.20 Kerbside garbage & recycling collection service - Sandy Point (120 litre weekly garbage/240 litre fortnightly recycling, plus 3 additional recycling collections during summer), street sweeping and litter bins. Waste Services Charge E – $256.70 Kerbside garbage & recycling collection service - Waratah Bay (120 litre weekly garbage/240 litre fortnightly recycling, plus 3 additional recycling collections during summer), street weeping and litter bins Waste Services Charge G – $130.55 Kerbside garbage & recycling collection service - Venus Bay (120 litre weekly garbage/240 litre fortnightly recycling) for 6 months from November to April.

Formal Submissions Copies of the draft 2013-2017 Council Plan, draft 2013-2014 Annual Plan, Mayoral and Councillor Allowances and proposed 2013-2014 Budget, together with the information prescribed by Regulation 8 of the Local Government (Finance and Reporting) Regulations 2004, are available for inspection on Council's website and Main Office, 9 Smith Street, Leongatha from 8.30am to 5pm between 2 May and 29 May 2013. A person may make a submission to the draft 2013-2017 Council Plan, draft 2013-2014 Annual Plan, Mayoral and Councillor Allowances and/or proposed 2013-2014 Budget. Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer and received at Council's Main Office, 9 Smith Street, Leongatha, or mailed to Private Bag 4, Leongatha 3953 or by email to and received by close of business Wednesday 29 May 2013. Any person lodging a submission may request to be heard in support of the submission or to be represented by a person specified in the submission, at a meeting to be heard in support of their submission. Submissions will be considered, and representations from submitters heard at a Special Meeting of the Council in the Council Chambers, Michael Place, Leongatha at 12 noon on Wednesday 19 June 2013. Please note that copies of submissions (including submitters' names and addresses) will be made available at the Council meeting on 19 June 2013. The Council is also required to make submissions available for public inspection for a period of 12 months. For further enquiries, contact June Ernst, Director Corporate Services on 5662-9200.

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COUNCIL PUBLIC SESSIONS Council Chambers, Leongatha Public attendance welcome Wed, 1 May 2013 - COUNCILLOR BRIEFINGS 10.00am - Planning Application - New Aldi Leongatha Store Wed, 15 May 2013 - COUNCILLOR BRIEFINGS 2.00pm - Public Presentations - Ph: 5662 9222 to book a speaking time 7.00pm - Public Presentations - bookings essential by noon on 14 May Wed,22 May 2013 - ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 2pm 10.00am - Public Presentations - Ph: 5662 9222 to book a speaking time.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - PAGE 9

POLICE BRIEFS Car thieves crash car

A GANG of young offenders who stole a car from Leongatha and crashed it in Lakes Entrance, is also believed responsible for stealing cash and a box of condoms from cars in the town. The spree took place on Friday, April 26, with the trio - a 20-year-old male from Morwell, a 16-yearold female from Morwell and an 11-year-old female from Lakes Entrance – allegedly raiding five mainly unlocked vehicles in Turner Street, Peart Street and Bellingham Street, before stealing a Ford sedan from A’Beckett Street. The stolen vehicle was recovered in Lakes Entrance after it had been involved in a motor vehicle collision in the seaside town. The gang was located with the vehicle

and arrested by police. The 20-year-old has been charged by Lakes Entrance Police with the theft of the vehicle.

Damage to greens VANDALS caused criminal damage to the 17th green at Wonthaggi golf club overnight on Thursday, April 25. Oil was spilt on the green, before a hose was turned on it. The damage bill is estimated at between $3000 and $4000.

Youth dope bust TWO male offenders, aged 11 and 12, have been cautioned by police regarding possessing and using cannabis at a primary school in the South Gippsland area. The offenders were caught by the school

South Gippsland Shire briefs COUNCIL unanimously voted a new draft Domestic Animal Management Plan to public exhibition on Wednesday. This plan will encompass the next four years and takes in to consideration dog attacks, overpopulation and registration. The document will be up for public exhibition for the next four weeks. THE Leongatha Industrial Land Supply Study draft was put on exhibition by council on Wednesday. The study highlights areas of possible expansion for the industrial sector in Leongatha. The document will be on public exhibition for the next four weeks with council inviting submissions. COUNCIL deferred the process of renaming two roads in Venus Bay. The decision has been deferred to October 23 in order to provide adequate time for the indigenous elders – the Bunurong people to undertaking renaming plans for the roads in question. The name changes include ‘No. 3 Beach Road’ to be renamed ‘Magnat Drive’ and the road between Louis Road and Paul Street to be named ‘Munro Lane’.

Camper trailer theft A $20,000 prototype camper trailer was stolen from Victoria Street, Loch between April 21 and 24. Offender/s stole the aerodynamically designed camper trailer, which is shaped like a tear drop, from a shed at the rear of the victim’s property. The trailer is of fibre glass construction, pop up style, with a side pull out kitchen.

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VANDALS caused criminal damage to a car in Watt St, Wonthaggi at 12.30am on Thursday, April 25. The offenders threw a large lump of bitumen through the rear window of a vehicle parked in the front yard of the victim’s home.

Toora burg

Failed burg WILLING thieves could not gain entry to a sales office at a display village in Seaward Drive, Cape Paterson overnight on Thursday, April 25. Offender/s have attempted to force open a door to the site office by us-

A GUITAR in a case and a camera – worth about $3500 - were stolen from a Welshpool Road, Toora property between April 22 and 24.

Car torched POLICE are investigating criminal damage by fire (arson) in Back Beach Road, Sunset Strip (Phillip Island) at about midnight on Thursday, April 25. The victim was at home when he heard a vehicle drive on the gravel in his driveway. He went outside to

investigate and found his unregistered 1993 Holden Commodore sedan on fire. The vehicle was burnt out by the time the CFA arrived.

Marquee theft AN organised gang of thieves have stolen a $2000 marquee from Coal Creek Historical Park after cutting the top of a barbed wire fence. Entry was gained on the South Gippsland Highway side of the facility in the night or early morning, Korumburra police’s Leading Senior Constable Stephen Van

Hammond said. LSC Van Hammond said the thieves would have parked their vehicle on the highway. He said they had either used a utility or had a trailer. The theft occurred between April 23 and 26, with the thieves scaling the fence before dismantling the marquee and packing it into a bag that was at the site. The heavy duty marquee is 3m x 6m, has a canvas roof with green wall panels, two door zips, four zip windows with flyscreens and an alloy frame. Anyone who believes they may have seen the thieves in action should contact LSC Van Hammond at Korumburra Police on 5655 1244.


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COUNCIL has endorsed two local football netball clubs’ applications for funding to Sport and Recreation Victoria. Meeniyan Dumbalk United FNC and Mirboo North FNC are both hoping to upgrade their netball facilities with projects costing $170,000 and $55,000 respectively. Council will match what each club contributes to the project with a grant submitted for the shortfall. Cr Jim Fawcett pointed out that if there is any overrun of project costs then this will have to be met by the clubs. COUNCILLORS are concerned about potable water issues and planning in South Gippsland. Councillor Don Hill has called for a report that identifies issues facing landowners caused by planning application referrals to South Gippsland Water within open, potable water supply catchment areas. Cr Hill said in some areas of the shire under these planning conditions if a house burns down it may not be able to be rebuilt. The report will also provide council with options to address the impact and include a fact sheet explaining the implication of potable water supply with regard to permit applicants. Council unanimously voted that this report be included in the agenda of the May meeting of council.

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COUNCIL unanimously voted for a raise for councillors and the mayor’s allowances on Wednesday. Councillors are set to receive an allowance of $22,405 per annum while the mayoral allowance is set to be lifted to $69, 325. This is a 2.5 per cent increase on their 2012/13 allowance. Cr Mohya Davies said this is just an increase based purely on

CPI. Cr Lorraine Brunt added that councillors are “certainly not in it for the money” and that the pay rise doesn’t work out to be much per hour.

principal in the school toilets on Tuesday, April 23 and handed over to police.

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The busy Inverloch and District Lions Club has once again ably served the community. On this occasion it was the preparation and serving of the “gunfire breakfast” following the Anzac dawn service at the Inverloch RSL Hall. Over 100 people were in attendance and were very appreciative of

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the traditional breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausages and tomatoes cooked by the Lions Club and served at with a smile. The 2013 South Gippsland Relay For Life Committee has expressed their thanks to the businesses and communities for supporting the Relay on April 20 and 21 at the Dumbalk Recreation Reserve, helping to make it a wonderful and inspiring occasion. South Gippsland Tennis Coaching will be holding a come and play session at Leongatha this Wednesday, May 1 at the Leongatha Tennis Club from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Contact: Matthew Pocklington for information on 5664 5445 or 0402 736 693. Help a young person. The IMPACT Youth Mentoring Initiative in South Gippsland aims to support students to explore their strengths, skills and goals in conversations and activities that occur with a trusted adult. Mentors are trained volunteers that work within the school with students one on one, and in occasional group and team building activities during school hours. Mentors help students to explore educational and future employment opportunities and help young people remain connected at school and within the community. Come and find out about mentoring at a mentor information session on Tuesday, May 14 at UnitingCareGippsland, 3 Church Street, Leongatha. Sessions are held at

Hair today, gone tomorrow: Joy O’Meara (outside the old Moyarra School) with Trish Browning, who is donating to the cause. What a feast: Inverloch Lions Adrian Mariner, Ken O’Neill, Ken Aly and BobTreloar help to prepare the “gunfire breakfast” at Inverloch on Anzac Day. 11.30am -12-30pm or 7pm8pm. To register, phone Michelle Merange on 5662 5150 or just attend one of the sessions. Information sessions are for your information only. There is no obligation to apply. Application kits will be available at the sessions. IMPACT Mentoring Initiative has programs at Mirboo North Secondary College and Leongatha Secondary College and is expanding across South Gippsland. Applications from adults aged18 and over are sought from a varied range of backgrounds and experiences. Potential mentors will be required to undergo police and working with children checks, referee checks, an interview process and compulsory training. Once you have successfully completed these steps you are set to go! Ongoing support and training is provided. A RESIDENT of Le-

ongatha has complained to The Star that she is sick of politicians and others referring to children as “kids”. “Goats produce kids,” she declared, “and human beings our beautiful babies. These are children, they are not kids. Children sounds much nicer – it is also correct!” Phillip Island Offshore Theatre’s sell out play Round and Round the Garden from The Norman Conquests trilogy by Alan Ayckbourn proved a big hit for the group and had the audiences in stitches at every performance. Staged at the Cowes Cultural Centre from April 18 to 28, the talented cast included Simon Furniss as Reg, Amanda Price as Sarah, Ashley Reed as the notorious Norman, Julie Thomas as Norman’s long suffering wife and Nina Prideaux as Annie and Tom Milton as Tom the Vet. It was life imitating art as Tom really is a vet and currently practises at the Ne-

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A very excited Charlie Adkins of Leongatha met some of his footy heroes including Chris Judd after the Carlton/Adelaide game on Saturday. This is a notice to inform customers that the recent Autumn Catalogue by Choices Flooring contains two misprints. 1. On page 11, the price for Arc Bamboo was published as $55 per square metre fully installed. This is actually the product only price and does not include installation. Correct price for Arc Bamboo is $55 per square metre product only. 2. In the Terms and Conditions on page 15 of our non-tile version Catalogues, it states that “Laid prices do include extras such as moving furniture and old flooring.” This is incorrect, our laid prices do not include extras such as moving furniture and old flooring. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. The Team at Choices Flooring. As of April 10th, 2013

whaven and Wonthaggi Vet clinics. Stephanie Daniel as director did a fabulous job and no doubt audiences will be looking forward to the final play in the series.

Leongatha Hospital newborns

Moyarra’s close shave LAST year the Moyarra Community raised $900 from their “Biggest Morning Tea” held at the old Moyarra School. The Cancer Council fundraiser is channelled in to vital research. But this year the community has even grander ambitions for its May 6 event (to be held again at the old Moyarra School, 135 Anderson Inlet Road). There will be a raffle and spinning wheel with some great prizes and the highlight of the morning will be Joy O’Meara, who is in her 70s, having her long hair cut and head shaved. Local Korumburra hairdresser, Chris Kyle is donating her time to do the job. “What a wonderful sacrifice by one of our Senior citizens for such a great cause,” organising committee member Trevor Browning said. “We asked Joy what motivated her to shave her head and she said that her family has been touched by cancer. Unfortunately most people have relatives or friends who have suffered from this terrible disease.” Mr Browning said the tea would be a “great opportunity to catch up with friends, have a cuppa and support an extremely worthwhile cause”. “There is a $5 donation on the day. Everyone is welcome.” The organising committee is seeking the support of locals. Enquiries and donations can be directed to the organising committee, Lyn Herbert on 5657 3277, Joy O’Meara on 5657 3352 or Trevor Browning on 5657 3111.

Deegan Jay Meacham was born on April 18. He is the first gorgeous baby boy for Sean and Michelle of Wonthaggi and a little brother for Billi 6 years, Kairi 4 years and Mia 1 year.

LESTER Lachlan MacAulay was born on April 20. He is the first son for Brad and Penny of Inverloch, and a brother for Phoebe, 3, and Bethany, 2.

Zaya Estelle Cole was born on April 16. She is the first gorgeous daughter and child of Janelle and Jay of Inverloch. Bass Coast Regional Health babies on page 27 today.

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ANZAC DAY — APRIL 25, 2013

“Lest We Forget”

The fire burns brightly By Matt Dunn THE ANZAC Day memory was burning brightly last week, as hundreds gathered and marched in the Leongatha ceremony.

Arthur Phillip: the former Leongatha RSL committee member was proud to be part of the march.

Pigeon pair: Leongatha CFA 2nd lieutenant Scott Cameron and daughter Jemason had a great day at the ANZAC Day commemorations.

Those who still remembered the sacrifice of mates, husbands and brothers, wives and sisters, wiped away tears as the bugler – Cr Nigel Hutchinson Brooks – played the mournful strains of the Last Post. But what is surprising is the way in which the service has grown, with the young happily taking up the baton. Brothers Luke and Nicholas Soppi have worn the medals of their great grandfathers Ken Hodgkiss and Rupert Morris at the past three Leongatha services. Throughout the sombre ceremony they stood stock still, as if channelling the men they had come to represent. The crowd too was thick with youngsters, well versed in the legend of ANZAC. For Leongatha’s Tom Parsons the day has a special significance. But the event is almost as important for his family, who help him along the march.

Island ANZAC Day attracts hundreds HUNDREDS of people attended the Dawn Service and mid morning ANZAC Day commemoration services on Phillip Island.

Cowes: Newhaven College students Molly Hoskins and Alex McMahon laid a wreath at the cenotaph in Cowes during the ANZAC Day morning service last Thursday.

Guest speakers: John Methven, OAM and Newhaven College student Charlee Gough acted as guest speakers for the Anzac Day commemoration service in Cowes last Thursday.

Always a very moving ceremony as the sun rises over Westernport Bay, the Dawn Service is growing each year with exservicemen and women, families, locals students, guides, scouts and visitors in their hundreds flocking to the Cowes cenotaph last Thursday Newhaven College student Jack Bird delivered an ANZAC Day speech during the Dawn service that brought a tear to eye of many present. Following the service everyone was invited to the annual Gunfire breakfast at the Phillip Island RSL. At 10.30am the ANZAC Day march was held and this was followed by the mid morning service that also attracted hundreds. John Methven, OAM and Newhaven College student Charlee Gough acted as guest speakers for this service and the Australian Highlander’s Pipe Band provided some rousing music.

The 91-year-old World War II veteran marches every year, and for the past five years his family have played a significant part. “They’ve all decided they want to walk with Poppa. I’ve been to every ANZAC Day in Leongatha since I came here 32 years ago. And I’ve been to every other one where I’ve lived since the war,” he said. “I haven’t missed an ANZAC Day march. The most important one for me was in 1993, when I went to England and marched in London. I was there to visit my ex-navigator. “I contacted Australia House and I represented all Australian service people. I was very lucky to do that and it was a real honour.” Tom flew De Havilland Mosquitoes during the war. “For the first part of the war I was an instructor teaching pilots how to fly in English skies. I did that for two years and had postings in Rhodesia (South Africa), New Zealand, Australia and Canada,” he said. After teaching he went on to his own combat missions. The Mosquitoes flew at night, three minutes ahead of the bombers. Tom was a part 139 Pathfinder Squadron, a collective of pilots from various countries. He described coming back to civilian life as “very torrid”. “Life was a bit strange. I came back to the sleepy town of Rochester in the north of Victoria. People would look at you and say, ‘Oh, did you hear so-and-so got killed?’ That’s the way life goes.”

Honouring the veterans: brothers Luke and Nicholas Soppi wear the medals of great grandfathers Ken Hodgkiss and Rupert Morris. They were at the march with mum Donna and grandmother Val Pistrucci. Proud as punch: family members Zel Svenson and Jeff Parsons help veteran pilot Tom Parsons along the ANZAC march at Leongatha.

Kongwak Anzac Day 2013 FIFTY people attended the Kongwak Anzac Day Service in the autumn sun and were impressed by a very interesting address by Leongatha historian Lyn Skillen. Lyn included excerpts from the diary of Kongwak lad, Arthur Grabham who lost his life on his second mission in service in the air force. Arthur’s brother Reg, and nephew Neil were in attendance. Following the ceremony and the raising of the flag, morning tea was served at the R N Scott Park. Historian Lyn Skillern said, “I see Anzac Day as a time to tell stories of our men and women who served our country in time of war.” “There are great stories out there just waiting to be uncovered and with the Internet it is much easier to research the stories of our family members,” she said. Lyn referred to two local men from Kongwak, Albert Pinkerton from World War 1 and Arthur Grabham from World War 11. Albert Pinkerton was born in Kongwak. At the time of his enlistment on August 14th 1915 he was 18 years and nine months. He was a school teacher at Kongwak State School and had been in the senior cadet in Wonthaggi. Albert was 14 stone, and 6 foot 1 inch tall. He did some signals training and embarked from Melbourne with the 14th reinforcement of the 8th battalion. He fought at Menin Road, Villers Bretoneux, Polygon Wood, Morlancourt, Bullecourt and Peronne. Arthur Grabham was the son of Christopher and Helen Grabham of Kongwak. He was born in the Korumburra Bush Nursing Hospital on June 10th 1921 and grew up on the family dairy farm at Kongwak. Arthur joined the Air Force on February 1st 1941 and trained at Somers and Mt Gambier. He travelled to

Vancouver by sea, via Hawaii and Los Angeles and then across Canada by rail. After extensive training in Canada he headed to England and action against the Germans. In England he continued his training. Arthur only completed one operational flight before the one that claimed his life. He was reported missing over Dieppe, France on June 8th1942; this was 2 days short of his 21st birthday. As he has no known grave, he is remembered on the memorial in Runnymede, Surrey. Lyn concluded by reading so extracts from Arthur’s diary.

We remember: Reg and Neil Grabham lay the family wreath.

More ANZAC Day coverage on pages 44 and 45

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Rate inequity


The good, the bad and the ugly THE good news keeps coming for Leongatha. On the back of the multi million dollar German supermarket giant Aldi coming to town, a brand new Leongatha Holden will be up and running by mid September. The South Gippsland Shire is indeed kicking some positive goals in Leongatha’s favour, this is great to see and there should be a lot more of it. It is great to see the economic development department working hard to see new businesses being welcomed to town and this is the good news. But here comes the bad news for families, farmers and small businesses, with the threat of a 7.5 per cent rate increase in the South Gippsland Shire for the next financial year. Ratepayers are outraged and rightly so, with many residents, small business operators and farmers already doing it tough. It is right for the Shire to be engaging with the community regarding this massive rate hike, but at the end of the day this could get ugly; the Shire councillors have been elected to make the tough decisions. It isn’t good enough to be asking the residents and cash strapped local businesses to be forking out or finding answers for what are the Shire’s problems. The Shire must find the savings and perhaps they could take a leaf out of the Bass Coast Shire’s book and run a review of staffing and costs. The first phase of the Bass Coast review will look at employee numbers, costs, operating and capital expenditure and will take a couple of months to gather. Information gleaned about Bass Coast will be compared with that of similar councils. The second phase of the benchmarking will look at management structure, including the number of directors or general managers, number of managers and management costs as a percentage of operating costs. For too long now it seems like the number of staff employed is secret shire business, but residents and ratepayers are entitled to know how many staff are employed at the shire, in what roles and at what cost. Shire councillors are looking to the ratepayers for advice, but at the end of the day you have to show some strong leadership and look at ways to kerb the budget and not slug the poor ratepayers. After all, that is what you have been elected to do.

Letters guidelines ALL letters should be kept to 400 words or less. The Star reserves the right to edit all letters for length and style. Writer’s details, including full name, address and phone number (not for publication), must be included.

FARMERS are disadvantaged by the current local government funding model. Victorian Farmers Federation research has shown that the average farmer pays 8.5 times the average residential rate payer. The inequity of the current system was highlighted in the Ministerial guidelines released in early April, where the Minister now requires local government to give consideration to reducing the rate burden on farmland from the 2013-14 budget year.It is clear that farmland should face a lower rate burden on farmers particularly in relation to residential land. With a State solution in mind, the VFF is conducting a petition calling for an inquiry into the fairness and equity of municipal rating in Rural and Regional Victoria. In South Gippsland, there is a long standing differential rate of 90 per cent for farmland, but that still means that farmers will be contributing much more than the majority of rate payers without access to additional services. We firmly believe more needs to be done at all levels of government to fix the inequity of rates on farmers and the first steps can happen at the local

level, but we need local people to champion the cause. As an example, if the resolution to the next meeting of the South Gippsland Shire Council to set up a committee on differential rates is passed, we would be prepared to participate in such a committee if asked. Meg Parkinson Secretary South Gippsland Branch of VFF

Give us the Aldi gig MANY local projects such as the hospital, Foster aged care, ambulance stations, Sandy Point community centre, others, etc are going to blow ins and Melbourne based companies, when workers in Gippsland are more than capable and up for the challenge. If these multinationals want to be a great success in our local communities, they should consider local people in the tendering process. It’s not always about the cheapest price; it’s about the level of service and ongoing maintenance and after sales service. They might get the gig, but it’s us who fix it after they’ve gone. Lee Spencer, Technician, Mirboo North.

Leave us alone I WOULD like to add my feelings to a letter in your paper this week from Mr Smithton in regard to the many, many times I have been told of friends and neighbours having their properties overrun by DSE, DPI and mostly employees of councils. Surely council staff has more important things to do. Too many office staff doing these invasions instead of inspecting public land, roadsides are a disgrace, fire hazards everywhere, fallen trees just pushed off the road and left. Nobody can remove a stick, no firewood can be got, no farmer can clean up his roadside, no grazing on roadsides in the shire. VicRoads I am told will give a permit but not our shire, no roadside fences allowed. Mary Molloy Leongatha

Get with it Shire I’M not trying to cause a big sensation - but when will the South Gippsland Shire Council realise we are living in the 21st century? Almost any payment method in Australia with business enterprises, long ago embraced modern payment methods keep-

ing up with electronic technology - online banking facilities. While the Federal Government pushes to advance the technology itself, other arms of government baulk at the concept, in particular our local council. Every means of paying bills with the council are available except BPAY with the exception of rates payments. I have approached council staff at all levels on this matter frequently over the last two years and been told, they are looking into it, having discussions etc. but it is clear they do not intend to act anytime in the near future. The question remains, why they are so opposed to including the BPAY method of payment as with the rates payment bills? As they already have understood the basics and principles of how BPAY functions as a means of speedy recovery of rates, they fail to extend the convenience to the local community with other bills for reasons they cannot, or refuse to explain and seem to view us as country hicks, so it doesn’t really matter. When will these people acquire enough intelligence to provide modern services to their constituents? I’m talking about our generation. Robert Field, Venus Bay.

SGW confident on sewerage SOUTH Gippsland Water is still confident that its sewerage scheme for Poowong/Loch/Nyora will be given the green light by the Essential Services Commission. The ESC held a public meeting at GippsTAFE Leongatha yesterday (Monday, 1pm) to explain its reasons for throwing cold water on SGW plans to increase tariffs to customers an average of 1.9 per cent to pay for the $28 million scheme. The ESC believes dropping the expensive scheme from the next five year agreement would result in an average 1.7 per cent decrease in the tariffs SGW would have to charge its customers. But residents in Poowong, Loch and Nyora believe the lack of sewerage

infrastructure poses a public health risk. One Nyora mother, Blyth Meechan, recently told South Gippsland Shire councillors that her son had contracted inflammation of the brain from septic water on Nyora’s streets. Speaking to The Star before the meeting, a SGW spokesperson said: “South Gippsland Water has met and received a generally favourable response from the ESC with respect to the Corporation’s concerns with the determination.” “During these talks the Corporation put forward its view that it is charged with the responsibility of providing an improved sewerage treatment system that will solve long standing public health issues in the communities of Poowong, Loch and Nyora and that this be achieved

at least cost, in a timely manner and in consideration of stakeholder issues,” she said. “Subsequently the ESC has confirmed the scheme has not been cancelled and it is their expectation that the Poowong, Loch, Nyora sewerage scheme will proceed. “The Commission’s concern has been with respect to the costs of the scheme - around $30,000 per lot - and both the Commission and South Gippsland Water support further examination of more cost effective solutions.” The spokesperson said SGW would “continue to work with the ESC to discuss areas of the pricing determination and look to gain agreement regarding a path forward for the Poowong, Loch and Nyora project that delivers against the public health needs of the community, in a timely manner”.

Hospital rally in Cowes, not a politician in sight PHILLIP Island’s cry for a hospital to be reinstated was heard loud and clear last Friday when a massive crowd of some 700 concerned residents turned out in force at the Public Hospital rally in Cowes.

Chair of the meeting Greg Price said the group organising the rally was thrilled with the strong support but disappointed no local politicians attended. Member for Bass Ken Smith, Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt and Minister for Health David Davis were all invited to attend the rally but all were a no show, with only Mr Hunt having the decency to officially reply and say he was unable to attend. Mr Price said organisers and the hundreds attending were angry their local politicians didn’t attend. Member of the Concerned Phillip Island citizens group Jock Mc Kechnie said it was rude and appalling none of the local politicians attended. Mr McKechnie is urging people to flood Premier Denis Napthine and Minister for Health David Davis with letters of support for a hospital to be established on Phillip Island. “They mightn’t take notice of one

or two letters but they can’t ignore hundreds of letters of support for a hospital,” Mr Mc Kechnie said. Mr McKechnie said at the end of the meeting on Friday evening at the front of the Cowes Cultural Centre, “We agreed to write to premier Napthine and we will alert him to the absolute indifference shown by our local Member for Bass Ken Smith and Health Minister David Davis when they were invited but didn’t attend, and their lack of interest in our plight would be pointed out.” Organisers will now be looking to Premier Denis Napthine and Deputy Premier Peter Ryan for some input and support. Mr McKechnie said Phillip Island is experiencing enormous growth, now bordering on 10,000 population, with some 20,000 every weekend of the year and up to 100,000 at peak holiday times and for major events. Asked whether it would take a tragedy on the Island before there is any action on the hospital front and Mr McKechnie said that is definitely something that people should be considering when writing their letters of support. “We have a huge problem on the

Inset, Chair: Greg Price chaired the Public Hospital rally last Friday evening at the Cowes Cultural Centre.

Not happy: some 700 people attended the Public Hospital rally in Cowes on Friday evening, many outraged no invited local politicians turned up. Island with travel, with the only access off the Island being the bridge. If for any reason the bridge was blocked or the road off the Island was blocked then there could be real problems in a medical emergency,” Mr McKechnie said. Mr Price said, “If you are sick or

there is a medical emergency at the moment, the nearest public facility is 45 minutes away in Wonthaggi, or one and a half hours to Berwick or Dandenong. Mr McKechnie said, “In an emergency most of the local ambulance officers take a left turn at the Anderson

roundabout and head towards Melbourne because they know if they go to Wonthaggi most times they are turned around to go elsewhere. Mr Price said, “The last thing we want to do is bag our local ambos, they do an excellent job, but there just isn’t enough resources on the Island. “Our ambulance officers are stressed and stretched to the limit, they too need support and a new 24 hour public facility would help to alleviate the enormous stress local ambulance officers are currently under,” he said. “This is a huge issue on the Island and we had 650 people sign the attendance book, all keen to see a 24 hour, seven day a week public Accident and Emergency facility established on Phillip Island,” Mr Price said. “Ideally people would like to see a hospital back on the Island and while people realise this will take time to organise, locals want our State and Federal politicians to show some interest and give people some hope of this facility being established in the future,” he said. The closure of the 85 year old private, not-for-profit Warley Hospital in 2008 left the Island, a popular holiday destination, without an acute care facility.

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Tower site resolution RELOCATED sites for two National Broadband Network towers were passed by council on Wednesday.

An obstructive tower in Yanakie was moved 30 metres in a resolution while another obstructive tower in Port Franklin will be moved 40 metres. Due to the late changes in the sites detailed plans will need to be provided to council before works commence. Cr Mohya Davies said the changes are welcomed and the issue is ready to be settled. “There has been a compromise mediated and it is the best possible outcome in the time we have available,” she said. Cr Andrew McEwan was against the Yanakie motion despite the changes. “Looking at the sites the NBN have failed in the basic planning and meeting the criteria,” he said. “These things could have easily been resolved if there was a genuine effort for consultancy; in two places they haven’t done that and in the third it was problematic.”

Cr McEwan wanted to the see the tower built at the Yanakie Recreation Reserve site despite the extra cost and less efficient coverage. Cr Bob Newton agreed. “I just think if they had better community consultation they wouldn’t have had the problems they’ve had,” he said. “One thing that hasn’t been mentioned is the health issue with these things. I’m not too sure about them but when people are worried about the health issue of wind farms two kilometres away, why not a tower that is within 100 metres. “I wouldn’t want one of these going up next to my house.” Cr Jim Fawcett said this was a difficult choice. “In reality nobody wants a tower near their residential property but either way it needs to be near somebody’s,” he said. “If we refuse this and ask for another location we will get another round of objections from other parties or the NBN take the decision to VCAT and will probably win.” Both motions for the new sites were passed.

Ryan welcomes Aldi DEPUTY Premier Peter Ryan is pleased with the advent of Aldi to Leongatha. Mr Ryan is the Minister for Regional and Rural Development and recently added a new Ministry of State Development to his list of tasks. When he was in Leongatha on Friday, he told The Star, “I am delighted to see further significant investment in this great town, not only for its own sake but for the region.” He said the Aldi announcement follows news of a $19 million expansion of Murray Goulburn’s UHT plant at its Leongatha factory. “These are signs of confidence in the future. It’s very encouraging.”

• Peter Ryan

Reason to smile: Quick Smile’s Dr Taehee Lee, prosthetist Chanrith Hean and receptionist Maria Baker.

Reason to smile

THE launch of Quick Smile Dentures in Lyon Street, Leongatha, has given the town a new and charming dental prosthetist.

Chanrith Hean, who trained at RMIT University, Melbourne, is providing a speedy and top quality full and partial denture construction and maintenance service. Repairs can be done on the same day. Interestingly, this new business operation will incorporate a mobile “come to you” option for housebound or nursing home patients. Another exciting addition to the clinic will be implant retained denture services-something new to the area. According to Dr. Taehee Lee the service will be of great benefit to local people. “Finally, we can promise denture wearers a new – found confidence along with much greater comfort. This is actually great news, especially for those who have

suffered long and hard with loose dentures.” The opening of Quick Smile Dentures will be the beginning of a close relationship with South Gippsland Dental and Dr Taehee Lee, a partnership Chanrith is very much looking forward to. “I must say, Dr Taehee Lee of South Gippsland Dental, is a great person to have alongside and be driving this fantastic service. It’s revolutionary,” Chanrith Hean said. “We are so lucky to have this option available and right on our doorstep.” The clinic will be open 5 days a week.For appointments and further information ring Quick Smile Dentures on 5662 0012.


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Mayor’s message Cr Clare Le Serve

Team effort: captain of the Wonthaggi CFA Kim O’Connor along with 20 members of the local brigade donated blood last Wednesday when the Australian Red Cross Blood Service van came to town.

Saving lives together WONTHAGGI firefighters are encouraging clubs and community groups across the region to get on board and give blood.

Twenty CFA members from the Wonthaggi brigade got behind the Australian Red Cross Service’s Club Red campaign that provides an opportunity for organisations and groups across Australia to get together and do something special by regularly donating blood. Wonthaggi fire brigade captain Kim O’Connor said member Andrew McCormick instigated the group getting together to donate blood. “This is the first time we have donated as a group and I think getting 20 members along is a great response,” Kim said.

“We will be trying to get all the members to donate next time and we encourage other brigades and community groups to get together and donate,” he said. “There are 59,000 volunteers in the CFA and even if we could get half of those to donate blood then that would be great.” Kim said, “The Wonthaggi brigade is setting the challenge, we can do it and so can you.” “So to all those football, cricket and sporting clubs get on board.” Any business, community or youth group can donate as part of Club Red. If one single donation can save three lives, imagine how many more could be saved if your group donated together. You can make a group appointment by calling 13 95 96.

Education is a hot topic federally at the moment, but the work being done locally is also extremely significant. Council plays a key role in mapping out the education future for Bass Coast and this week organised a forum titled Window on Education. The forum was attended by education providers from across the region, including representatives from primary and secondary schools, state government departments, libraries, TAFE, kindergartens, specialist schools, Phillip Island Nature Parks, community and adult learning groups. We heard some exceptional insights into current education trends and theories from experts in the field. All the forum speakers had a lifelong commitment to education. Between them, the four speakers had held senior roles at universitys, in schools and in government. They have advised on curriculum, worked closely with the Education Department and chaired peak and advisory bodies focused on education and childhood development. The level of expertise and experience they brought to the forum was impressive. Their speeches provided food for thought on how we can work with schools, parents, agencies and other levels of government for the best possible outcomes for our young people. Providing opportunities for young people is vital if our Shire is to grow and flourish. Every parent wants the best education and standards for their children. Young people have repeatedly told us that there is a lack of options for education and careers in the region. Council

has been instrumental in creating an education dialogue and is committed to the development of the Education and Learning Precinct in Wonthaggi. I know recently there have been calls for a secondary school campus in San Remo; however I believe we need to focus on what our educational needs are, rather than getting weighed down discussing specific locations. We need to make the best use of the existing facilities and cater for all levels of education, from early childhood through to adulthood and beyond. It is about life-long learning. Education is not just for the young and whether it is our schools, TAFE courses or the classes offered through our community houses, we need to have the right courses on offer and create pathways for people. Right across government, the focus is on integrated services and this includes education. Council has a role to play in helping all the parties come together for discussions and to work together for the best outcome for the community. We will work to develop the Bass Coast Education and Learning Precinct, which will support all levels of post-compulsory education. We will continue to lobby for all areas of Bass Coast to be included in the NBN roll out. Online connectivity will be a key to future education outcomes, including enabling more locally based university study. We will continue to advocate on behalf of our community and its education needs. Cr Clare Le Serve, Mayor


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Proud: Gerard is pictured outside his brand new store at 128 Graham Street, Wonthaggi.

Jewellery owner backs Wonthaggi JEWELLERY store owner in Wonthaggi for 20 years Gerard Stiekema has backed the town by building a whole new jewellery store. “I love the town and have never regretted opening here, the town is growing and prospering,”

Gerard said. Read Gerard’s story on page 17 and more about Wonthaggi in our 12-page Wonthaggi feature in today’s Star.




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Ceramic Tile & Slate Stockist Huge range to select from Adhesives, Grouts, Accessories A most user friendly company Congratulations to Gerard & staff on the opening of their brand new store in Wonthaggi The old shop: this is the original shop as it was for 20 years at 110 Graham Street, Wonthaggi.

Gerard settles into modern new store GERARD’S Jewellery and Gifts is now well settled into its bright, modern new store at 128 Graham Street, Wonthaggi. Situated just a few doors down from the premises the jewellery has occupied for the past 20 years, the opportunity to re-establish and modernise into a new building came at the right time explains owner Gerard Stiekema. Thanks to the work of local businesses, the new showroom has come up a treat and now houses a huge collection of watches (584 were counted when the journalist researched this story) with leading brands like Seiko, Citizen, Guess, Pulsar, Casio and Lorus being added to with new brand Ice. “We’d have to be the biggest stocker of watches in Gippsland,” Gerard said. Special display cabinets and counters look terrific and the store has a very open layout making it easy for people to inspect the range. Gerard has introduced a number of new brands to the store one being the new Master Collection of diamond rings. He was also pleased to add Swarovski crystal to the range in-store. Gerard has been a qualified jeweller and watchmaker for all this time since starting in the trade working for Omega watchmakers, running their warranty and repair service out of Sydney offices. He then relocated to Melbourne before moving to Wonthaggi where he liked it so much that he wanted to stay. “I love the town and have never regretted opening here, the town is growing and prospering,” Gerard said. “I am so pleased with the quality of work on the shop and I thank all involved especially Klaas Huitsma who was like my right hand man in the project,” he said. With Mother’s Day just around the corner Gerard’s has some huge savings for a short time with a big sale featuring 20 per cent off much of the stock in store. Obviously the business still offers their watch and jewellery repair service including wedding band alterations, battery replacements and the like.

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Congratulations to Gerard’s Jewellery & Gifts on the opening of their new Wonthaggi store The old clock: Gerard’s famous clock has survived the move. The 1928 clock, which began its life in Recklinghausen, Germany, is certainly a talking point whenever new customers call in.

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Workout anytime at Voyage Fitness VOYAGE Fitness in Wonthaggi has been in operation for over four years and is now offering its members 24 hour access for a workout. Marketing manager for Voyage Fitness, Wes Manuta, said the gym was experiencing a lot of demand from people who wanted to come and work out after hours or on weekends. “It seemed like a great opportunity for the gym and its members,” he said. “People are busy and sometimes find it hard to fit their workout into operating hours. So now our mem-

bers can come in and swipe their access tag at any time of the day or night, regardless of whether the gym is staffed.” The gym is fitted with security cameras and other safety features to ensure the safety of every person who enters the gym out of hours. “Members of Voyage Fitness receive a personalised program to help get their fitness journey started, based on their own goals,” Mr Manuta said. “We also provide ongoing reassessments to help keep our members on course with their fitness goals. “We can cater for weight loss, injury management, sport specific training and

any other goals our clients might have.” Voyage Fitness membership also entitles clients to join any of the exciting group fitness classes, which provide an energising and social way to workout. “The group classes can help to change up an exercise regime and keep it different and interesting. Group classes can also be very motivational,” Mr Manuta said. Voyage Fitness has friendly, qualified and approachable staff to provide support and motivation on your voyage. The staff can provide nutritional advice and programs to help complete body and lifestyle transfor-

mations and personal training sessions. The Wonthaggi gym features resistance machines, a private ladies only section, a large fully equipped free weights area and modern fat burning cardio equipment with in-built televisions. “Outside of normal operating hours, access to the gym is limited to members,” Mr Manuta said. “We provide a safe and secure environment for people to fit in a workout at a time that suits them.” Voyage Fitness in Wonthaggi is one of the only 24 hour gyms open in the region so what are you waiting for, give them a call to start your voyage today.

Join today: gym instructor and personal trainer Luke Hynes gets a workout in at Voyage Fitness in Wonthaggi.

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By monitoring waste at the Grantville tip, they’ve improved its operation and reduced costs. Landfill and its contents make up one of council’s biggest expenses. By surveying the amount of waste in the landfill and investing in a larger compactor, extra space has been created. This has extended the capacity of the latest landfill cell by 42 per cent and its life for four and a half to five years, instead of the original three. At a development cost of $2.06 million, this will result in savings of $865,000. A report to this effect was tabled at the April council meeting, eliciting praise from deputy mayor Cr Neil Rankine and Cr Andrew Phillips. Cr Rankine said, “We

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Cr Phillips added, “I reiterate those comments. It’s great to keep landfill costs down.”

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The young understand ELEVEN year old Anais Sibly of St Joseph’s Primary School penned a special poem for the Wonthaggi Anzac commemoration and read it during the service at the cenotaph.

Standard bearers: brothers Aaron and Brent Renehan with Brent’s sons Seth and Hayden.

Kind deed: Alan Bourke and his son Harley brought Domain Seahaven resident Tom Lovett to march in the Wonthaggi Anzac parade. Alan is the maintenance officer at Domain Seahaven.


Printing with a bang SINCE the very unfortunate closure of Moonya Printworkz back in early January, Troy Walker and Terry Earl, who were employed there for about eight years, purchased most of the machinery, equipment and stock. So, out of the ashes of Moonya, they have been operating as TNT Explosive Printz for the past nine weeks. The lads, who are both competent sign makers, have had a very busy start to their new venture, but there are still quite a lot of their old customers who need to know essentially nothing has changed. Terry, who has a diploma of graphic design, said they are still producing the same work that we were doing at printworkz. “But we are even more keen to look after the needs of our old customers, as well as our new ones,” he said. “If you need any graphics, printing, in-

cluding offset or digital, stationery, posters, canvasses, signage, including vehicle or website development, then please drop us an email, give us a call or drop in to see us.” Troy, who is a fully qualified offset printer, said they can still produce

all of your favourite novelty items as well. “We can print one-offs or large orders on coffee mugs, stubby holders, button badges, as well as t-shirts, sport tops and work wear,” he said. “We really focus on providing a great service

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Explosive duo: Troy and Terry are keen to let everybody know they are still in the printing business and are keen to welcome their customers, new and old to their new venture.


Playing their part: youngsters from the Wonthaggi Scout Troop wait to muster. They are front from left, Winter, Toby, Dyclan, Sam, Adam and Hamish. middle, Chloe, Adam and Dillen. back, Jake, Jack, Luke, Braden and Jessica.

Called They are not dead the poem encapsulates the essence of Anzac Day. It goes like this: They are not dead: not even broken; Only their dust has gone back home to earth, For they; the essential they, Shall have rebirth, Whenever a word of them is spoken. Ignoring strong winds, the contingent of Diggers, families, CFA, SES and HMAS Cerberus representatives all resplendent in their respective uniforms, marched behind the Wonthaggi Citizens Band along

Graham Street, up McBride Avenue and on to the cenotaph where others, beyond the demands of the march’s distance, awaited. Two other children read their original poems too. They were Kallie-ann Apisai 11, of Wonthaggi North Primary and Samara Clark 11, of St Joseph’s Primary. Wonthaggi RSL sub branch vice president Rod Gallagher exhorted those gathered to sing the New Zealand National Anthem as well as the Australian one, “in honour of our New Zealand comrades”. The commemoration service sheet encouraged members of the public to consider joining the RSL to work together in remembrance, not only of those who made the supreme sacrifice, but also those who are still serving on far flung battlefields.

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Work starts on new band room

WORK on the Wonthaggi Citizens’ Band’s new $324,000 band room is about to start.

Memories: band members held a nostalgic final rehearsal in the old band room before it is demolished to make room for the new one. Photo courtesy Trevor Foon.

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Helping: Joel Evans handed out service sheets and stopped to chat to RSL chaplain Pastor Barry Smith and Rod Sellings of the Wonthaggi Fire Brigade.

CFA: members of the Wonthaggi Fire Brigade looked a treat in their dress uniforms.

Members held a nostalgic final rehearsal in the old facility which is being demolished to make room for the new one. Long time trombone player and current band president Mike Kershaw said it would be sad to see the old band room go after 31 years, but he feels privileged to be president of the band “at this exciting time in its long history”. At the final rehearsal, band master Craig Marinus took players through a two-hour session without a break, selecting many numbers from the band’s earlier years. The last number was a fitting There’s a Part of My Heart in Wonthaggi, with Craig handing the baton to tenor horn player Don Edwards, who is 80 years old. “Don has been such an important part of the band for a long time, taking on many roles,” Craig said. “I thought it only fitting that he have the privilege of conducting the band for its final number in the old band room.” The new hub will be built by TS Constructions Pty Ltd of Wonthaggi, with committee member Paul Jamieson supervising construction. Many tradesmen and building suppliers have offered labour and materials either free or at a reduced rate. Paul Jamieson believes that once construction starts, other tradesmen and businesses will help with further offers. The building is being paid for via a number of sources including be-

quests from the estates of former Wonthaggi builder Percy Brew, Joan Allamby who lived in Wonthaggi and Cathy White who lived at Corinella. A buy-a-brick appeal raised $28,340 from the community. Band treasurer Chris Longstaff acknowledged a contribution from the State Government. He said before the last state election, Bass MP Ken Smith promised a grant of $80,000 if the Coalition won. When they did, that $80,000 meant the new band room

was a reality. “I commend Ken on his initiative in arranging for this grant through the Department of Planning and Community Development, for without it we would not be rebuilding.” With a shortfall of $50,000, the band sought finance from its banker the Commonwealth. When that didn’t work, an approach was made to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank manager Dean Cuman and the loan came through. “This project is something we are very pleased

to be associated with,” he said. Construction is expected to take five months and during that time, the band will rehearse in the music room of the senior campus of Wonthaggi Secondary College. The band needs to continue to practice in preparation for a competition later in the year and its annual concert in October. Anyone wishing to donate to the building fund can do so through Chris Longstaff on 5672 2144.

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Stockdale and Leggo offices join forces

Happy all ‘round: providing a powerful force in real estate is what it’s all about as directors got together recently at the annoucement, from left, Mick Hanily, Pat Barry, Tim Harris, and Jason Harris.

THE merger of the Wonthaggi office of Stockdale and Leggo with the five other branches in Cape Paterson, Inverloch, Korumburra, Leongatha and Mirboo North will be a big win for

Joining forces: staff at the Wonthaggi office of Stockdale and Leggo were delighted with the announcement their office was merging with the other Stockdale and Leggo agencies in South Gippsland and Bass Coast to provide an even better service to property owners and clients. Pictured from left are Sue Smith, Virginia McEntee, Mick Hanily, Liz Mulqueeny, Kim Ross, Jason Harris, Tim Harris, Pat Barry, Peter Drackford, Sue MacAulay, Dan Huther, and Jasmine Beckerleg following the recent announcement.

property owners and clients across the entire region. The addition of the prominent Wonthaggi office will give clients a broader and more professional property sales and rental service. Team - ‘together everyone achieves more’ is a motto you will hear a lot from at Stockdale & Leggo in the future, as their offices from Leongatha, Mirboo North, Korumburra, Inverloch, Cape Paterson and now Wonthaggi unite to offer the community a more satisfying real estate experience. The new directors at Wonthaggi, Pat Barry and Tim Harris are excited to be embraced into the broader Stockdale & Leggo network and look forward to adding their extensive coastal real estate experience to the team. Mr Barry and Mr Harris are true believers in the coastal lifestyle and

the future potential of Wonthaggi, and the whole region, to become the ‘place to live’ on Victoria’s coastline. Mr Barry said their clients and their properties are their primary focus, for the future prosperity of all. “All of our clients can be certain we will sell and rent their properties as if they were our own - with confidence and professionalism, we will offer ‘a property for everyone’,” Mr Harris said. Mick Hanily a company director operating from the Leongatha office said these are exciting times for the business and all of its clients. Adam Leys a company director from the Inverloch office said the local Stockdale & Leggo group now covers an area that extends from Kilcunda to Venus Bay and inland through the majority of South Gippsland to the fringes of the Latrobe Valley. “This gives us the

unique ability to satisfy a wide variety of budgets and lifestyle requirements within our six office network,” he said. “It also allows us to cross-pollinate buyers and vendors between our various territories. “For example we can help a retiree from Wonthaggi downsize to Inverloch or a farmer from Boolarra relocate into town in Mirboo North or Leongatha. “All of this can be done simply and efficiently with smooth communication between our offices ensuring a hassle-free experience for our clients.” So if you are buying or selling; renting or leasing, your Stockdale & Leggo team offers a one stop shop for all of your property needs. They are waiting for your enquiry and looking forward to helping you realise your property dreams.

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Everything’s creative at arts festival day at the Goat Island Gallery between Wonthaggi and Inverloch.

Bass Coast mayor Cr Clare Le Serve said there are 20 events of a “breathtaking” variety. The festival is held an-

nually and Cr Le Serve said this year for the first time, residents will be able to enter their own creative works in the form of a decorated gate competition. First prize is $500, with other prizes of $150 for several different categories. Members of the public will vote for their favourite gates via www. festival_2013gatescape.

Local artists Bob Hickman, John Carlson and Andrew Kasper have been working on gates of their own. These will be displayed at locations including The Blue Pig Gallery in Wonthaggi, Phillip Island Winery and La Provincia Restaurant in Corinella. Many galleries across the region will be open during the festival and diverse events are being offered

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Perfect place for coffee and cake Michel’s Patisserie has an expansive range of large cakes readily available which are perfect for any occasion. “We can also take special orders, specific to a customer’s needs,” Mr Mitchell Clancy said. “We had a special cake ordered for a lady’s 100th birthday recently and we were able to provide the three cakes, one for each digit, which was very special. “We were proud to be a part of somebody’s special celebration.” Mr Mitchell Clancy said they offer their menu dine in or take away and those who chose Michel’s Patisserie always receive a warm welcome and excellent service. “Our trained staff are always willing to help, nothing is too much fuss for our customers,” he said. Michel’s Patisserie is open in the plaza from 8am to 5pm Sunday to Thursday, and from 8am to 7pm on Friday to catch any late night shoppers.

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Gatekeeper: artist Andrew Kasper is working on a gate for the Creative Gippsland Arts Festival which will be officially opened this weekend at the Goat Island Gallery.

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Tattslotto to move, RACV to expand

More on offer: Wayne Maloney and Keith Ritchie are expanding the range of RACV products and information at their RACV shop in Wonthaggi.

THINGS are on the move in Wonthaggi’s CBD with Tattslotto set to move from its current location into the Wonthaggi Newsagency from Monday, May 27.


Part-owner of Wonthaggi Tattslotto and RACV, Wayne Maloney, said the selling of the Tattslotto part of the business was planned and very much part of retirement plans for the future. But Wayne and other owner Keith Ritchie said for now though the RACV shop will be expanded to incorporate a bigger range of RACV books and consumer merchandise including a more luggage, umbrellas, travel items and goods as seen in Royal Auto magazine. “I’ll go down from working about 60 hours a week to about 40 hours so it will be a big change for me,” Wayne said. Once the Tattslotto is

handed over, the lower counters will be used for the RACV business so people can sit down and talk about anything including RACV roadside membership and a range of insurances for cars, house and contents. “We’ll be encouraging people to not call Jason but to come into the shop for personalised service,” Wayne said. “We are pleased to see Tattslotto is going where it is as it is a good fit for a newsagency and they are certainly in a prime part of Wonthaggi’s CBD which will help traffic into their store.” “Both Keith and I will be helping John and Fiona at the newsagency in the transition of the Lotto

business.” Asked whether he has seen many millionaires walk out from winning the lotto, Wayne said he has had several big winners. “One guy came in and asked me to check his ticket.” “I said I think you may have something here and then I told him he had just won $1.3 million, both he and I turned white,” Wayne said. Wayne added that he had met some wonderful people over the time and both he and Keith had a lot of fun with the Lotto. “Of course, we’re not going anywhere so I hope they’ll still call in and we can help them with any RACV enquiries.”

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MILLA Eve Hughes was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on April 7 to Kara Wilson and Daniel Hughes of Dalyston.

Grand setting: Stephanie Hall and Evan Enbom wed beneath a giant oak tree at Mossvale Park. Photo: Jason Lester.

SARSHA Paige Purton was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on April 10 to Jessica Marinus and Michael Purton of Inverloch.

Isabelle Marie Coyne was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on March 27, 2013 to Amy and Gavin Coyne of St Clair. Isabelle is pictured with her proud parents and big brothers Eddie, 3, and Will, 20months.

Imogen Mary Blundell was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on March 25, 2013 to Hayley and Luke Blundell of Wonthaggi.

Mossvale wedding Small communities soar STEPHANIE Hall and Evan Enbom wed at a small, private ceremony at Mossvale Park at Berrys Creek on April 6. Stephanie was given away by her son Kobi as the couple was watched by two friends, Lynn Whelan and Jason Lester. The couple was wed by Jacky Webster

under a giant oak tree followed by a picnic with all involved afterwards. Stephanie and Evan made their wedding rings for each other from vintage Australian coins. The couple will hold a celebratory get-together with family and friends once they have settled into their new home in Jumbunna.

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Loving couple: Dale Thomas and Sarah Fisher married before 100 guests at Meeniyan.

GUESTS at a naming day for Liam Nash were taken by surprise when his parents Dale Thomas and Sarah Fisher wed instead. The couple married at the Meeniyan Recreation Reserve on March 9. Sarah is the daughter of Graham and Pam Fisher of Traralgon, and Dale is the son of Margaret and Graeme Thomas of Meeniyan. The bride wore an ivory mancini designed dress decorated with diamantes complete with a long train fingertip veil. She carried a bouquet of red roses and blue orchids matching the theme of the Meeniyan Dumbalk football, netball and cricket clubs’ colours. Sarah was attended by her daughter Jaslin as maid of honour and her two sons Jordan and Liam as pageboys. Jacqueline Webster officiated as celebrant for the ceremony held under a large oak tree. Around 100 guests, including many children, attended the celebration held at the Meeniyan Football Clubrooms. Dale, Sarah and their children have made their home in Meeniyan.

LOWER Tarwin Valley communities are excelling thanks to a collaborative project.

The Strengthening Small Dairy Communities Project – a partnership between South Gippsland Shire Council and the Gardiner Foundation – is in its final stages. Venus Bay, Tarwin Lower, Koonwarra, Meeniyan, Stony Creek, Dumbalk, Buffalo and Fish Creek communities have all benefited from the project which started in 2011. Since June 2012 through to March 2013 a number of community meetings have been conducted with plans put in place for the different towns. Outcomes of the project include the Venus Bay-Tarwin Lower Community Beach Bus Pilot, a food culture project, the Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival, several youth engagement meetings, community plans for all of the towns, a brochure promoting the area and the Grant Only Group among other things. A series of community grants were handed out from the Gardener Foundation totalling $150,000. Project facilitator Marzia Maurilli said that the project has been successful and has set up the communities to continue the work of council officers. “Although the funding for the project ends in December the project will continue on for years to come,” she said. “This has given the community the skills to be self sustainable.” Ms Maurilli said that the community groups now have a better idea of how to apply for government grants to support their future projects. “Over the three different grant application processes we saw a great increase in the quality of applications

and the confidence the groups when applying for these grants.” An excess of $34,000 of grant money has been allocated for a district wide project. “The idea is an ‘off the beaten track’ type of trail to get people exploring the area,” Ms Maurilli said. “A glove box booklet or mobile phone application is what the community groups are leaning towards.”

Good read: Strengthening Small Dairy Communities – Lower Tarwin Valley Project facilitator Marzia Maurilli and council community strengthening officer Ned Dennis check out the new Lower Tarwin Valley brochure.

Joy cuts for cancer LAST year the Moyarra Community raised $900 from its “Biggest Morning Tea” held at the old Moyarra School, to raise funds for the Cancer Council. This year they are planning to do better than this and already have preparations well in hand for the “Biggest Morning Tea’ on Monday, May 6 at the school at 10am at 135 Andersons Inlet Road, Moyarra. There will be a raffle and spinning wheel with some great prizes

and the highlight of the morning will be Joy O’Meara who is in her 70’s, having her long hair cut and head shaved. Korumburra hairdresser, Chris Kyle is donating her time to do Joys hair. What a wonderful sacrifice by one of our Senior citizens for such a great cause. (Pictured above is Joy outside the school with Trish Browning giving her a donation for the hair shave.) We asked Joy what motivated her to shave her head and she said that her family has been touched by can-

cer and unfortunately most people have relatives or friends who have suffered from this terrible disease. It will be a great opportunity to catch up with friends, have a cuppa and support an extremely worthwhile cause. There is a $5 donation on the day. Everyone is welcome. We would appreciate your support on the day and enquiries and donations can be directed to the organising committee, Lyn Herbert Tel. 5657 3277, Joy O’Meara Tel. 5657 3352 or Trevor Browning Tel. 5657 3111.

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April 26-May 3, 2013

Faith in action THIS year’s Catholic Education Week theme in the Diocese of Sale – “Faith in Action” – is a reminder it is not enough just to be familiar with the message of Christ.

“We must translate our faith into deeds,” said Maria Kirkwood, the new director of Catholic Education in the Diocese of Sale. “Jesus’ ministry was an active one, grounded in Scripture and actively realized through his words and his relationships with all whom he encountered.” Catholic schools encourage young people to put their faith into action, both through formal community service programs and their everyday interactions with others, Ms Kirkwood said. “Social justice activities are a core part of student learning in Catholic schools. Students are encouraged to work towards a better world by coming to understand the nature of injustice and how it impacts on the lives of others. “Supporting those whose needs are greater than our own frequently means becoming involved actively in community service rather than just fundraising efforts.” Ms Kirkwood said it needed to be stressed that social justice activities do not replace “formal religious education classes or liturgical celebrations, which are central to our faith”. “Rather, these activities show a movement from prayer and reflection to active involvement in the world around us,” she said. Each of the 41 Catholic schools in the Sale Diocese offers different opportunities for students to put their faith into action, Ms Kirkwood said. “For example, students from St Brendan’s Primary School in Lakes Entrance deliver meals to community members who are housebound. In Traralgon, students from St Gabriel’s Primary School regularly visit an aged care facility to provide company for the residents,” she said. “One evening a week, students from St Peter’s College in Cranbourne give of their time to assist with the St Vincent de Paul soup van service in North Melbourne and Fitzroy. “One of our goals is to nurture young people who are able to resist the ‘me’ culture promoted in the media, and whose eyes are open to the needs of others, prepared to be active participants in making this a better world for all.”

In the faith: Mary MacKillop students Emma Carlisle, Abbey Amy and Chantelle Petrie are happy to be part of the flock.


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Catholic EducationWeek

Celebrating ‘Faith in Action’

April 26-May 3, 2013

Opportunities for faith MARY MacKillop College principal Michael Delaney said his school remained committed to allowing students “faith opportunities”.

Mr Delaney said the Leongatha school was always keen to allow students to attend social justice leadership days and any other events that let them to put their faith into practice. While Mr Delaney knows faith begins at home, he also encourages his charges to spread their wings. “One of our young teachers, Janelle McRae, is being sponsored to attend World Youth Day (WYD) in Rio de Janeiro in July/August by the diocese of Sale,” Mr Delaney said. Mr Delaney’s daughter, Tayla, a student at the school, will also attend. Both Tayla and Janelle are excited by the prospect of attending the world-renowned Catholic get together. Tayla’s trip is not sponsored by the school and she goes with the blessing of her parents. WYD started with a meeting hosted by Pope John Paul II in 1984. The official website for WYD called it “an encounter of love, dreamed of by God and embraced by the youth”. “WYD...continues to show the world the witness of a living and renewing faith, transforming the face of Christ in every young person,” the site says. “Trips like these are designed to change that self-indulgent culture that sees young people put themselves at risk, drink to excess, party. It’s not really what our faith’s about,” Mr Delaney said. “To encourage kids to volunteer, to be of service, to make a sacrifice and to put themselves out for others, are the types of values we’re trying to encourage. It doesn’t mean that we want them to be sad sacks, but

we do want them to think about how they use their resources and try and make the world a better place.” Mr Delaney said the Rio event would conclude with a “monstrous outdoor Mass”. “There’ll be thousands of priests and bishops attending and given the new Pope is South American, people are saying there would be two million at that Mass, but it could well double to four,” he said. Another big young Catholics event will take place from December 5 to 7, with the staging of the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Melbourne. The festival will invite students from Year 9 to young adults up to 25 years from schools, universities, youth groups, parishes, groups and movements throughout Australia. The festival aims to celebrate the communion between God and humanity that the Catholic Church signifies and makes present in Australia. “WYD in Australia in 2008 reinvigorated the youth in the church, giving them hope that it is not a staid organisation. It has a life and a vibrancy they can be a part of,” he said. “Young people are the future of the church.” Both the Rio and Melbourne events are designed to give young people a voice in the church. Mr Delaney said for young Catholics growing up in the country, the chance to do that was very important. “The best part of these events is having the opportunity to recognise just how many other young people are interested in their church,” he said. “For rural kids, it’s a small percentage who would attend Mass on a regular basis. They sometimes feel like they’re doing it on their own.”

Rio-bound: Mary MacKillop teacher Janelle McRae and student Tayla Delaney are excited about attending World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in July/August this year.

Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College South Gippsland Horn Street LEONGATHA - Phone 5662 4255 | Principal: Michael Delaney

Partners in South Gippsland with ... St Laurence’s Primary School LEONGATHA

St Joseph’s Primary School KORUMBURRA

St Joseph’s Primary School WONTHAGGI

Experience our college yourself at the Grade 6 Activities Day, Thursday May 2. Registration essential MAR7060071

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Catholic Education Week

Celebrating ‘Faith in Action’

Loving it: sports mad mates, Luca Riseley, Elysha Stephens, Alexia Van Delft, Zali Hill and Alison McRae at the St Laurence’s school athletics carnival last week.

Love and worship ST LAURENCE’S Primary School in Leongatha is a place that values love and worship, principal Chris Dortmans said.

BFF: Meghan Stothart and Holly Belsar are close companions.

St Laurence's Primary School, Leongatha Enrolments for 2014

“Our school is situated at the top of Ogilvy Street, across the road to the beautiful parish church of St Laurence O’Toole, and we are able to regularly celebrate Mass in the church,” he said. “St Laurence’s is a place where the Gospel message of ‘Love in Action’ is brought alive. To achieve this we need the commitment of everyone in the school community - staff, parents and students. “The more successful we are in this, the more we will make Jesus ‘visible to the children and help them grow in faith.” Mr Dortmans believes that “deciding on the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions parents will make”. “St Laurence’s has been meeting the spiritual, educational and pastoral needs of young people in Leongatha and surrounding communities for nearly 100 years,” he said. “Our school is a warm, friendly Catholic environment where we challenge our students to develop all their potential in a challenging, stimulating, secure atmosphere in the care of a very dedicated and highly professional staff.” While the staff at St Laurence’s do brilliantly well, parents also pay an integral role. “We acknowledge the vitally important role of parents and carers as the prime educators of their children. We especially welcome parental collaboration in decision making and our school board and P&F are both excellent avenues for parental involvement,” Mr Dortmans said. “We want parents to be our partners in the education of their precious children. The very best outcomes are achieved when the school and the family work together. “We appreciate help in the classrooms, with special events, fundraising and working bees. We hope that parents will feel a part of our school through this interest, personal involvement and cooperation. We aim to support and encourage each other.” Take a walk through the school and you can clearly see this plan in action – happy students, happy parents and happy staff. “This cooperative relationship, based on Jesus as our model, will ensure that all the children in our school grow up in a secure and caring environment,” Mr Dortmans said.

All prospective parents and community members are warmly invited to an

Open Morning Wednesday May 1, 9:30am to 11am

Enrolment Information Evening Enrolments for New Families Open Thursday May 16 2013 & Close Friday June 7 2013


FISHING and other groups are urged to apply for funding of up to $100,000 under the Victorian Coalition Government’s 2012-13 Recreational Fishing Grants Program.

Bass MLA Ken Smith said organisations such as angling clubs, boat hire businesses, local councils and schools are invited to submit grant applications and proposals under the program. “The Recreational Fishing Grants Program uses revenue from the sale of recreational fishing licences to fund projects that enhance fishing opportunities for Victorian anglers,” Mr Smith said. “The Victorian Government would like to hear from any organisation that has good ideas for projects that will improve recreational fishing opportunities. “Victoria boasts some terrific freshwater and saltwater fishing and the government is keen to invest fishers’ licence fees to make things even better. “We encourage fishing groups that know what needs to be done in Bass Coast to apply for funding. “That could be fish cleaning tables next to boat ramps, stocking of trout or native fish, fishing platforms, access tracks alongside waterways or improvements to fish habitat.” “The on-line grant application process makes it simple to apply,” Mr Smith said. Small grants of up to $5000 are available year round. To apply or for more information visit www.dpi.vic.

Woorayl CWA April Report

It’s official. The Woorayl branch of the CWA has some extremely talented members in the fields of handicrafts and home industries.

No less than seven members took out individual “Best Exhibit” awards in the Gippsland Hills Annual Exhibition earlier this month. Evelyn Stephens won in the cookery section; Theresa Bateman in art, Mavis Wightman in floral art, Margaret Hyde in craft, Heather Bennett in tatting, Dawn Green in toys and dolls and Mary Mackieson in sewing, patchwork, appliqué and quilts. There were thousands of entries submitted by members within the group, ranging in age from nine to 99. Age old skills like wool spinning and lace making are shared and nurtured within the CWA community, as are relatively newer arts and crafts, like paverpol, paper tole and scrapbooking, all of which take time, dedication and technique. Members are always encouraged to have a go. Winning entries are now being considered for entry into the annual State Exhibition, to be held in Bendigo in July. Enquiries to CWA accredited training has commenced, headed by life member, Margaret Hyde, who has volunteered her time and formidable experience to train the future’s handicrafts and home industries judges and keep the traditions alive.

From pages past Historical snippets from The Star

30 years ago May 3, 1983

5 years ago April 29, 2008

L E O N G AT H A’ S acute lack of rental homes and flats has been highlighted by two local community welfare organisations, the Neighbourhood Centre and the Community House. Community House representative, Margaret Lynn, said this week that regular and desperate requests we received for assistance.

THE already stressed Tarwin River is facing the prospect of greater pressure to supply water to towns along its banks. South Gippsland water is considering extracting more water from the river, but there is a chance water from the desalination plant proposed for Wonthaggi could be used instead.

10 years ago April 29, 2003

Wednesday May 15 7:30pm

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Fishing dollars

Great effort: St Laurence’s Charlie Adkins gives his all in the shot put.

IN A stellar weekend of sport, South Gippsland netballers and rowers have starred on a national stage. Brendan Scanlan, Ben Kay, Jesse Boyd, Joel Biggins and Aaron Winkler were among players in the three 19 and under sides that contested the national men’s netball titles in Tasmania.

1 year ago May 1, 2012 AN estimated 4000 past and present students and staff talked themselves hoarse during the Leongatha High/Tech/Secondary College centenary celebrations. The weekend, variously described as “wonderful”, “fantastic” and “amazing” began with the information late last week that tender documents will go out for the final $10 million stage of rebuilding.

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First National Prom Country .......Pg 32, 35 Stockdale & Leggo Leongatha .................. ......................................Pg 31, 32, 33, 36 SEJ Leongatha ..................... Pg 31,34, 37 Alex Scott & Staff ................ Pg 31, 32, 35 Midacom Real Estate ......................Pg 36 Insight Real Estate .................... Pg 34, 37

Prime position in “Woodland Terrace” THIS front town house in “Woodland Terrace” will both surprise and delight! Owner-occupied for just a short time, it is in mintcondition, and has been designed and constructed in the way you would hope. There’s a very expansive, tiled open plan living zone with room aplenty for casual dining, relaxing and lounging, and study space too. A split-system air conditioner provides heating and cooling. There’s no compromising in the kitchen either – it’s house size, and has vinyl wrap cabinetry, Euro stainless steel appliances, and a dishwasher of course. All three bedrooms (yes, three) have built-ins, the bathroom is “tres chic”, and there’s abundant cupboards in the laundry. A private courtyard on the north side is ideal all year round, and the double garage is remote controlled, and has direct internal access into the home. If you’re looking for a town house that will have you downsizing on land, but not in the home, and where quality is high on your agenda, then this is it.

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Stage 7 of Panorama CONJUNCTIONAL agents SEJ Leongatha and Stockdale and Leggo Leongatha are proud to be marketing Stage 7 of the exclusive Panorama Estate. The flat to gently sloping blocks have a beautiful northern orientation which al-

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Overlooking the Nerrena Valley, this quality home has 3 living areas, 4 bdrms + study, R/C air con & SFH, 3 bathrooms, timber kitchen, large garage + ample storage under the house. Rear deck, dble block& side lane access.

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$370,000 Sole agent



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$570,000 Sole agent



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7 Wells Road, Mirboo North Home amongst the gum trees

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Michael Hanily Jason Harris 0417 640 079 0417 311 756

Christie Nelson 0407 812 904

5668 1300

96 Ridgway, Mirboo North

Natalie Couper 0428 941 541

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Country lifestyle with town amenities IT is not very often properties like this one become available. Within minutes’ walk from the main precinct of Mirboo North on 13.3 acres of prime land is this comfortable family brick veneer home with everything you could ask for. Comprising four bedroom all with built in robes, two bathrooms, plenty of living space, a very functional kitchen with ample cupboard space, overlooking the pool and rural land. The huge brick feature fireplace in the lounge

room provides for a cosy atmosphere for those cool winter days. Not to mention the built in bar, with jarrah benches, sink, loads of cupboards and bar fridge, leading out to the fantastic entertaining area. Outdoors the family will be delighted with the in ground pool/spa and alfresco dining area which takes in the view of the surrounding rural land. The garden is low maintenance with beautiful established deciduous trees creating shady areas in summer and light in

the winter months. There are three gentle undulating paddocks all with troughs suitable for horses or a few head of cattle plus a small holding yard and race. Three bay concrete powered workshop, additional double carport plus other outdoor sheds. The property is connected to town water and a permanent spring runs through the property. Providing space and privacy this is a great place for a permanent country lifestyle or weekend getaway.

Mirboo North 30 Grandridge East Road SEJ Leongatha Barry Redmond 0418 515 666






BERRYS CREEK OWN YOUR OWN CREEK Picturesque 65 Acres with large frontage to Berry's Creek, 10-15 acres (approx.) of rich creek flats. Remainder is gently undulating to part steep hills. Improvements include calf/machinery shed in good condition, new stock yards/ loading race, extensive new fencing, new water troughs & a new easy access track for easy farm management. A great 'starter farm.'

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KORUMBURRA SOUTH VIEWS AND SPACE ASSURED Large brick home on 8 acres (approx.)Superbviews towards Venus Bay &Wilsons Prom& set in a privatelocation. Extra study/dining-room adjoinskitchen/meals area.Spacious separate lounge plus rumpus room /4th bedroom downstairs. Heaps ofroom for kids to play both inside & out. Small shed, dam, levelled shed site&extensive lawns .Ideal for the growing family. Vendor keen to sell.

Quality- built home on approx. 1 acre features spacious lounge, hostess kitchen/dining area, 3 generous sized bedrooms ,en suite with spa bath, study/home office, covered BBQ deck, solid fuel heater, R/C air- con, double lock up garage, double carport, large wood shed, town water & tanks. Young orchard & mature trees create a private, picturesque setting.

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Want a big home in a great location? POSITIONED perfectly on a near level block in the well sought after Park Drive, this four bedroom home offers a lot of living space, perfect for a large family. On offer is a large formal lounge, central family room adjacent to the kitchen, dining area, rumpus room (or second lounge) at the rear of the home, two bathrooms, massive master with large walk in robe, two reverse cycle air conditioners, large double garage with roller door access to the rear yard, outdoor entertaining and more. It won’t last long!

LEONGATHA 6 Park Drive Alex Scott & Staff Leongatha Alan Steenholdt 5662 0922





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Expansive residence provides multiple options inc business potential. Substantial living, 6 bedrooms + study, 3 bathrooms, orchard, shedding, 5 paddocks, laneways & stockyards. 130 St Ellens Road $530,000 - $560,000

Surprisingly spacious & in mint condition, this quality townhouse, with 3 bedrooms, expansive living zone, quality “full size” kitchen, double garage & northern courtyard. Unit 16, 19-21 Thorpdale Road $275,000

On an acre-plus.Young & modern with 3 expansive living areas, great kitchen with wide s/s appliances, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, & perfect appointments. 16 Wells Road $470,000 - $495,000

Kaz Hughes 0417 516 998 Allen Bartlett 0417 274 624 Lisa Williams 0438 133 385 Prom Country


Mirboo Nth

5668 1660

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Like the day it was built

HERE is a sought after combination of a quality brick home on a large, level block with good shedding, plus side and rear lane access for boats or caravans.

The home is well designed and spacious throughout with a large formal dining area or living room which is adjacent to the kitchen and meals area. The formal living room has a reverse cycle air conditioner and could easily be used as a third bedroom if required. There is electric floor heating for the cooler months and the tiled bathroom is in excellent condition and contains a separate bath and shower. Vehicles can be parked either in the double carport with easy access to the house, or in the double garage. This is an appealing home in superb condition and is situated just a short walk from sporting facilities, park and main street.

LEONGATHA 49 Roughead Street Stockdale & Leggo Leongatha Michael Hanily 5662 5800





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A comfortable rural lifestyle This well sheltered 80 acre property (on two 40 acre titles) is an excellent starter farm. Well fenced into 12 paddocks and virtually drought proof with its dams and two springs, it is gently rolling cattle country with a good fertilising history. Extensive shedding includes a lockable 10m x 8m shed, two large machinery sheds, woodshed and separate double garage. Solid stock yards and crush are included. Approximately 40 fruit trees, nut trees, berries, kiwi fruit and an extensive veggie patch enhance self-sufficiency. The four bedroom comfortable country homestead-style fam-

ily home has been built to capture the beautiful surrounding views from the main living rooms and wrap around verandas. A homely kitchen/meals area features plenty of cupboards, pantry, new dishwasher and small breakfast bar. The formal lounge is also cosy; with dado wall panelling, solid fuel heater and Daikin reverse cycle air conditioner. Step out from here out to the covered outdoor entertainment barbecue area, complete with weather proof awnings. Three of the bedrooms are generous in size, the fourth a smaller bedroom or study. Several leadlight doors throughout add to the home’s character. Conveniently located just 15 minutes from Leongatha, it is only a

shortdrive to Mirboo North, Korumburra and Warragul. With school buses running close by, inspection by those wanting a workable farm and a comfortable family lifestyle is highly recommended. Internet ID: 7518211

Mt ECCLES 30 Bells Road Insight Real Estate Leongatha Lindsay Powney 5662 2220





Local people with national connections Real Estate

Available 7 Days FORTHCOMING AUCTION 185 Garvies Rd, NERRENA


Friday May 3 @ 1.30pm on site

Friday May 17 @ 11.00am on site

Bolaro Down Classic Jeffrey Street LEONGATHA TARWIN LOWER-BUFFALO


ICE T O LN A N I F ! 121.9 acres (two titles) grazing

property ! 3 bdrm brick veneer home, Colorbond 20mx10m shed ! All undulating country, watered by dams

! Residential land ! Services include town water, power

!• 3 Major bedrooms Southplus Gippsland study &Dairy Upstairs

& sewerage ! Crown land - no stamp duty payable ! Terms: 10% deposit, Balance 60 days or earlier by mutual agreement

gardens 1330 acrescottage - 538 ha 9 titles !• Delightful

1234m $115,000 Price Adjustment

parent’s retreat Enterprise

2.7 acres $220,000

• Large 1121m2 level block



SOME OF LEONGATHA’S FINEST Sophisticated & stylish home 20 Louisa Crt LEONGATHA

OFI: Sat, May 4, 10am-10.30am ! Stunning 4 bdrms Federation style

home with study ! Gourmet kitchen, butler’s pantry and feature mantelpiece

Family luxury in Parkside Close 25 Parkside Close LEONGATHA

OFI: Sat, May 4, 10.45am-11.15am !

2 storey executive home of 35sq on a 900m2 block ! Large open living, quality kitchen & alfresco dining area ! Formal lounge wired for home theatre

$479,000 Sole agent

Stunning and sophisticated LEONGATHA

Classic Jeffrey Street 47 Jeffrey Street LEONGATHA

OFI: Sat, May 4, 12pm-12.30pm • 3 bdrms plus study & Upstairs parent’s retreat • Delightful cottage gardens • Large 1121m2 level block • 1.5kw solar system


! Outstanding solid brick residence 3

bdrm, dual living areas

! Outdoor entertainment area with spa ! Exquisite landscaped gardens, double

carport & 24’x20’ w/shop bv



Peaceful Living Panorama Estate

Rare opportunity MIRBOO NORTH


Located in proven Leongatha capital growth area ? Level home sites, with lovely rural views. Fully serviced ? Sizes range from 725 m2 to 1108m2

Sold in Conjunction with Stockdale & Leggo Priced from $158,000 - $175,000

Barry Redmond 0418 515 666

South Gippsland Hwy LEONGATHA

5662 4033

! 49.5 acres divided into 4 titles

quality grazing land ! Well maintained large dam with 14

meg water licence ! 3 phase power and town water !



Glenys Foster 0408 515 665 SEJ5260393

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The Great Southern Star’s

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SUNDAY MAY 5, 2013 FREE ENTRY Leongatha Memorial Hall 10am — 3pm A complimentary glass of ‘bubbles’ on arrival!

Photo courtesy of Gerard Bruning

FASHION PARADE 2.00PM FANTASTIC PRIZES TO BE WON by engaged couples including products valued at $2,000. OUTDOOR SETTING donated by A.W. Smith & Sons - Leongatha TLC 39” LED TV donated by Hartley Wells - Leongatha HOMEWARES PACKAGE donated by Henrietta’s - Leongatha

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Autumn is salvia time

By Karen Haw from the Town Centre Nursery

Autumn is salvia season. Salvias look good all year but are stunning in autumn.

They are proven survivors and will tolerate the wet and the dry. Salvias are member of the mint family, Lamiaceae and comprise the largest genus in that family (there are hundreds of varieties to choose from). They can be distinguished by the trademark square stem, fragrant foliage when crushed and cluster of flowers which form either spikes or round heads. Best of all they come in a multitude of colours, sizes and shapes and will perform reliably in many challenging conditions. Colours vary from pure white, intense blues, pinks, apricot, red and orange. One of the most popular and well renowned great performer is salvia Wendy’s Wish. Released in 2008 by PGA plants this salvia is still very popular as it flowers prolifically with vibrant

magenta flowers which are tubular and capped by a colourful calyx which remain some time after flowering extending its interest even longer. This plant grows to about a metre high and will tolerate frost to a least -2C. This year we see the release of Embers Wish which has lovely large bright coral flowers right throughout the warmer months and has similar growth habits as Wendy’s Wish. Another benefit of these salvias is that a percentage of proceeds from sales of both Wendy’s Wish and Embers Wish go to the Make-A-Wish foundation. Some salvias grow to nearly 2 metres tall, if looking for compact varieties look at the Heatwave varieties. These are bred to grow compact and will form a dense rounded shrub of aromatic foliage bearing colourful flowers in an impressive range of colours from deep crimson and clear pinks to lilac and to less common colours of cream and white. All salvias benefit from pruning in early spring to maintain a neat and dense habit. To

encourage more flowers it would be beneficial to prune again in late summer for optimum performance. There are many edible salvias. Culinary sage, saliva officinalis is one grown most often. It comes in the familiar gray, also a golden leaved variety and a variegated green and white variety. Pineapple sage (a large growing shrub with very pretty ornamental red flowers)fruity and melon sage are also edible. Culinary salvias are usually refered to as sages, while ornamental ones are salvia. Chia a popular health food renowned as the highest plant source of Omega3, dietary fibre and protein is also a salvia. At this time of year when looking for a tree to provide autumn colour it is hard to surpass the lipstick range of maples. There are three in the range October Glory, Autumn Blaze and Fairview Flame. These trees are ideal for planting as feature trees, driveway avenues, along fences and as a shade tree. All give brilliant red autumn colours and will tolerate a wide range of soil and cli-

matic conditions but prefer moist, acid soil. Lipstick trees are available in containers all year round or bare-root for winter planting. Another tree that gives reliable autumn colour is the liquidambar. Liquidambars are fast growing large trees. A new variety call Oakville Highlight (which was a feature at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden show last year) is a new fastigiated liquidambar and is ideal where a narrow growing form is required such as along a driveway or fence line, or as a windbreak or large screen. This tree will grow to a height of 15 metres and four metres wide with moderate growth rate having dark green foliage throughout spring and summer changing to yellow, orange and purples in autumn. There is still time to plant bulbs. Daffodils, anemones, ranunculus, tulips and hyacinths can all be planted now to give a spring display. To plant, dig the soil over to get rid of any clods and weeds. Scatter complete fertiliser. Don’t use fresh ma-

nure because that can burn the bulbs. Planting depth is quite important, plant at least twice as deep as the bulb is high and plant with the neck up and the roots down the bottom. Ranunculus are planted with the legs going down. Soak ranunculus in a weak seaweed solution before planting. Another easy to grow bulb available at the time of year are the species gladiolus. These are smaller than the typical Dame Edna gladdie and make great cut flowers and will happily naturalise in the ground for many years just feed annually with a general purpose fertiliser in winter. The advantage of these gladioli is because they flower late spring they are less prone to thrip attack. Bulbs are also ideal to plant into pots. Tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, dutch iris just to name a few are all ideal for pots. Pansies and/or violas can also be planted to give colour until bulbs come up. For something different and an amusement for children try growing a hyacinth in a bulb vase, shaped like an hourglass. Just put the bulb in the top but don’t let it touch the water because it might rot. It will send down roots, so put it into a

dark spot in the kitchen, it will then shoot in a couple of weeks. Then take it out of the dark place and put it somewhere light and it will burst into flower and fill the

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when you return home in the evening. Slow cookers also infuse flavours together and tenderise meat for a scrumptious meal. Mash potato is a staple in winter cooking and provides any meal with a great base. Experimenting with this can have fantastic results. Adding either pumpkin or sweet potato to the mix gives the mash a great colour and interesting taste. Also don’t be afraid to try spicy food to heat you up. Eat well this winter and remember to make the most of it before trimming up for summer again in a few short months.

Preparation • Heat the oil in a large saucepan and cook the onion and carrot for 10 minutes until soft. Stir through the lamb and cook for a further 10 minutes until browned. • Season well and stir through half the thyme, the flour, the tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce and the stock. Cover with a lid, reduce the heat to a simmer and leave for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. • Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan. Meanwhile place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and cook for 10-15 minutes until tender. Drain, return to the pan and mash with the butter and remaining thyme until fluffy and smooth. • Stir the peas through the mince mixture and spoon into six individual ovenproof dishes and spoon over the mash. Sprinkle each with some cheese then bake for 20 minutes until golden and bubbling.

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Branching out YOU could say Burra Garden Supplies is branching out.

WINTER is often seen as a resting or dormant period in the garden; however there are quite a few varieties of vegetables you can grow.

Vegetables that can be grown over winter include garlic, shallots asparagus, lettuce, rhubarb, beetroot, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, cabbages, onions, peas, leek, Asian vegetables, broad beans and carrots. While it is possible to grow vegetables quite successfully in winter, there are some great hints you can follow to ensure the process is as easy and as productive as possible. One thing you should try and do is position your winter vegetable beds appropriately. Most vegetables need sun in order to grow, so make sure garden beds are in a position to get as much sun as possible throughout the day. Something else to keep in mind is how much frost your area gets, as frost can damage and even kill your vegetables if you are not careful.

Choose winter vegetables that are frost tolerant where you can, or if you are particularly worried about the impacts of frost, you can erect a greenhouse over your garden beds using stakes and clear plastic. Your vegies will still get the sun they need, but the frost will be kept off them. Be aware of how much you are watering your vegetable garden in winter. Often, less water is required as the

water in the soil does not evaporate as quickly. Aim to keep your plants well hydrated but do not allow them to sit in water at all. The soil should always be just moist when you feel it with your finger. Watering in the mornings is recommended so that the water is absorbed during the day and does not potentially freeze on the plants overnight.

From trees to your garden AUTUMN leaves are great for raking into great big piles and leaping into them – but then what? Rather than leave them to litter your lawn, Autumn leaves can make rich mulch for your garden. Not only does it help your wallet, but is one of the best types of mulch to use. There are a number of ways to turn leaves into mulch. The easiest method is to simply run over the leaves with a lawn mower and collect the smaller, chopped up pieces in the catcher. They will then be ready to spread on the garden as mulch, and also make an excellent fertiliser for the garden, whether it be on the vegie patch or flower bed. If you don’t mind waiting for your mulch, another method is to gather up all the leaves and put them into a bag with a handful of blood and bone and worm poo. Leave this to compost a bit over winter and you’ll have some beautiful leaf mulch to dress the garden come spring time. Using leaves for compost can also turn into wonderful mulch over time. Combine chopped up leaf mulch from the lawn mower with grass clippings, garden prunings and kitchen scraps inside a compost bin. Turn the bin or ‘fluff’ it regularly to incorporate air into the mix. Once the leaves and other scraps have broken down into a mulch, it will be ready to use on your garden. When using leaf mulch on your garden, keep in mind it can become a breeding ground for snails, so make sure to use some sort of snail control to stop all your seedling from being eaten in the spring time.

Green team: nursery manager Mark Unthank, with Burra Garden Supplies' owners Kelly andAdrian Hughes.The business has an expressed aim to become the biggest and best plant supplier in the region. coming together,” she said. Mark said Burra Garden Supplies would offer as much in the nursery as space would allow. Given he has a lot of space to play with, the nursery is sure to keep on growing. “We want to be known as the biggest and the best in the district,” he said. The business has a massive order of bare rooted stock, including roses and fruit trees, arriving in the next six weeks. “We've got everything, just about, that your garden needs, from seedlings, to bulbs to seeds. You name, we'll have it. If we haven't got it, we will try and get it for you,” Kelly said. “People might want something exotic from Saudi Arabia that's hard to get, but we'll always try.

That's our policy.” Employing nine people, the business has continued to bloom. Aside from all the gardening related paraphernalia and plants, the business also supplies firewood and organic pig manure. “This year we supplied 6000 to 7000 ton of manure. It's sourced from a farm in Corowa and Adrian carts it all over the eastern seaboard. He's up there for months on end getting it out of the piggery,” Kelly said. “We sell it in bags, trailer loads an BDoubles. It's a really good substitute for conventional fertilisers.” The business remains the only local supplier. Stench-free and a deep chocolate colour, the manure is a gardener's delight, much like Burra Garden Supplies.



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The one stop shop for sleepers, pavers, soil and sand, now has a blossoming nursery. When Korumburra Produce, Plants and Pets closed down last year it was a blow to green thumbs in the town. But owner Mark Unthank was determined to stick around and now he's manager of the revamped Burra Garden Supplies, overseeing a massive range of plants. “It's worked out great,” he said happily. Co-owner Kelly Hughes started up Burra Garden Supplies 11 and a half years ago with husbandAdrian. She said the couple had thought about having a full nursery in the past, but were not keen to pinch business off Mark. “Because Mark did such a good job up the street we didn't want to step on his toes. But when he came to us and said, 'I think the nursery would be a really good fit for you, and I'd be happy to come and run it, we said, Great idea!” Kelly said. “We're really pleased to have Mark onboard. It's a great fit. Now we can help people in every aspect of the garden – from turning the first sod of soil to finishing off the house. “For builders and owner builders we'd like to say, Come and see us and talk to us and we can do job lot deals.” Kelly said the nursery was drawing lots of positive feedback from customers. “We're very excited with how it's

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Gippsland stars in new film

GIPPSLAND’S green rolling hills and breathtaking scenery have been captured in a 20 minute independent documentary highlighting the risks posed by coal seam gas mining to the region.

The film, titled ‘Gippsland is Precious’, by Melbourne producer Pennie Brown is narrated by distinguished Aussie actor David Field (A Moody Christmas, City Homicide, Wild Boys, Two Hands, Chopper) and will premiere at the Drouin Butter Factory Theatre on Friday, May 10. The doco features interviews with Lock the Gate founder Drew Hutton, Queensland farmer turned activist Brian Monk and a cast of local characters, including South Gippsland Mayor Kieran Kennedy. “We wanted the film to reflect the unique beauty of Gippsland and all that we as Victorian’s stand to lose if coal seam gas mining goes ahead here,” said producer Pennie Brown, who will premiere the film in Melbourne as well as Gippsland in May. “We really wanted Melbourne viewers to see the film as well and understand how important this issue is

to all Victorian’s when it threatens our biggest food bowl: Gippsland.” Actor and Director David Field, has thrown his support behind the independent documentary. “This is an issue that affects all Australians. We just want to see the right thing done for our future and our environment”. David was present at the 2011 Illawarra ‘Stop Coal Seam Gas’ human sign event and knows firsthand what an important issue this is for our nation. “Companies can drill for gas anywhere. Major cities if they wanted to. People power and community awareness is our best and only defence”. Film and documentary has been an important medium in the growing awareness of the dangers of coal seam gas mining, with landmark American documentary “Gasland” kick-starting the campaign that has now gone global. “We hope Gippsland is Precious will bring home the risks to both locals and everyone else that relies on this beautiful region for food, lifestyle and entertainment.” Brown and her team travelled all across Gippsland to film the documentary, and joined forces with Queensland and New South Wales film-makers to investigate the impacts

of the coal seam gas industry upon our northern neighbours. “The film shows how inspiring the campaigns to protect farmland have been up North,” she said. “In Victoria we’re lucky in a way. We can see how Coal Seam Gas mining has devastated farmland in Queensland and we’ve now got a chance to stop the gas fields before they take a foot hold here and ensure we leave the environment as we found it for generations to come”. Entry to the film will be by gold coin donation only as Pennie wants “as many people as possible to see it!” She and Lock the Gate Victorian Regional Coordinator Ursula Alquier are inviting people from all over Gippsland to make the trip to Drouin to see the film. “This premiere is open to everyone concerned by the issue – wherever you are in Gippsland.” Gippsland is Precious will premier in Gippsland at The Old Butter Factory Theatre, 1 Main South Road, Drouin on May 10 at 7pm. Entry by gold coin donation. For more information contact: Maude Farrugia (Media Liaison) madelinelizabeth@hotmail.comPh: 0417 303 389 Ursula Alquier (spokesperson) csgfreepoowong@ Ph: 0499 991 324

Beach bus to return

DESPITE low patronage the Venus Bay Summer Beach Bus Project is set to return again next summer.

Only 220 passengers rode the beach bus either from the Venus Bay first or second estate or from Tarwin Lower. This equates over the 180 runs the bus made to only 1.2 passengers per run. Alison Skinner from the Venus Bay Community Centre said the main problem was the lack of time between receiving funding and running the service. “We had a few issues with the service which led to low patronage,” she said. “Timetables were not overly accurate with only departure times for each

run timetabled. “Patrons required a more detailed timetable preferably in pocket size.” This lack of structure is one of the issues thought to have pushed people away from using the service. “The main issue was having people breaking the habit of driving to the beach,” Ms Skinner said. Mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy agreed: “The hardest thing getting people out of the habit of driving themselves.” Ms Skinner suggested the bus be run again with a more accurate time table with better signage and advertising. “We should try it again despite the low numbers,” she said. “People will be looking for it again next year. Once the word gets around

more will be looking to try the service.” The bus aimed to provide a local solution to the issues of summer vehicle traffic in Venus Bay beach car parks. It also aimed to encourage the use of the patrolled beach one and strengthen the bond between Venus Bay and Tarwin Lower. The project was part of the Gardiner Foundation’s Lower Tarwin Valley Project and received $8000 worth of funding from the foundation. The beach bus project also received $1000 each from Parks Victoria, councillor discretionary funds and the Beach and Riverside Business Association.

Coal Creek Weed rebate keeps growing a possibility

ONE of the region’s most popular tourist attractions, Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, is getting even more popular.

Visitation from the same time last year is up 11 per cent and May is set to be a bumped month for the park. School bookings and through the roof with over 1000 students from around the state set to visit the park with their school next month. Group bookings are also on the rise while the parks events are getting bigger each year. The education coordinator at the park Emma FellowsCook is looking to expand the young ambassadors history program for school children. “We have had a number of years of success with the Korumburra cluster of schools with this program in the past,” she said. “We are now inviting other schools to join in and putting out the call to schools and students who may be interested in getting involved.” The young ambassadors program is a local history education project that puts students in touch with community members and research material on the local area. The program requires some work at school and then a day of research at Coal Creek. “The program is fully funded through a partnership with the department of education so it doesn’t cost the schools or families anything,” Ms Fellows-Cook said. If you would like to get involved in this program call the park on 5655 1811.

Road sealing BASS Coast Shire Council is about to begin $600,000 worth of road sealing in the shire. Roads affected include Graham Street Wonthaggi from Billson Street to Hospital Drive, Poplar Street, Wonthaggi from McKenzie Street to Outlook Drive, Glen Alvie Road from Wade Road to Kongwak Road and Loch-Wonthaggi Road from Grantville-Glen Alvie Road to Sheepways Road.

SOUTH Gippsland farmers could soon be rewarded with a rate discount for caring for their land. A rebate scheme that incites farmers to battle weeds is being suggested by the South Gippsland Landcare Network. Bass Coast Shire Council’s natural resources officer David Martin presented to the South Gippsland Shire Council on Wednesday about the adaptable scheme. “Our rebate scheme provides incentives aimed at improving the management of rural land, water and biodiversity within the shire,” he said. “We provide a dollar rate per hectare rebate off property rates.” Mr Martin said that since 2001 when the scheme was established the council have managed the eradication of pest plants and animals, the protection and enhancement of remnant vegetation as well as building partnerships with the farming community. Mark Uren SGLN president said that the South Gippsland Council should adopt a similar scheme. “Make it as big or as

small as you wish but we should be doing it,” he said. “Battling weeds is expensive and time consuming but it’s not really worth it when the next door neighbour’s seeds blow onto your paddock.” Cr Jeanette Harding thinks that this scheme would be a great idea. “This is a great example of when we can learn something from Bass Coast,” she said. “We should be liaising with them about the scheme in the near future.” Cr Bob Newton said this would be a good way to get farmers to be more accountable for their land. “Some people don’t know but others are just ignorant,” he said. “Lots of farmers just don’t care when it comes to some weeds but this will make them sit up and listen.” Although Cr Jim Fawcett was happy with the concept scheme he was wary of the cost to council. “We can’t offer six or $700,000 worth of rebates up each year,” he said. “Maybe a special charge system would be more appropriate.”

Helping out: Robert Bruce, John Franks and Ron Campbell from the Leongatha Lions Club working hard erecting the fence for the town’s Croquet club.

Lions help out croquet A TEAM of Leongatha Lions Club members got to work last week helping out a local sporting club. The team cleared a hedge and erected a fence at the Leongatha Croquet Club on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Lion’s club donated its time to perform the work while the Department of Sustainable Environment chipped in $3000 and the South Gippsland Shire

$2000 for the fence. Croquet club member Thelma Arnup said the club was more the grateful for the work. “It is just fantastic they have come to help us out,” she said. “They really should be recognised for the great work they do around the town.” The Lions have had a close relationship with the croquet club over the years with members attending a number of their social competitions night competitions.

Discover family history “IN genealogy a step backwards is progress.” This motto will be illustrated at a Family History Seminar at Leongatha on Saturday, May 18 when speakers will deliver excellent information to help research your family history. Hosted by the South Gippsland Genealogical Society, the seminar will be held at the Dakers Centre, Leongatha from 9.15am to 3.45pm. Lunch is provided. Anne Burrows will speak about ‘finding families at the State Library of Victoria.’ Anne has been genealogy librarian at the State Library since 2000. She holds several important roles with family history organisations and has written articles for many history and genealogy journals. Jenny Harkness will speak about ‘techniques for using new family research’. She is vice president of the Vic-

torian Association of Family History organisations. Janet McCalman will speak on tracing the lives of Tasmanian convicts under the ‘Founders and Survivors Project’, which seeks to record and study the founding population of 73,000 men, women and children who were transported to Tasmania. Professor McCalman is with the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Melbourne. Susan McLean’s topic will be “using the Scottish Census to advantage’. She has spoken at many conferences on Scottish ancestry. For anyone interested in delving into family history and organising the family tree, the seminar promises excellent information and a starting point for your research. All welcome. Contact the society on

Coal Creek feasibility continues SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is continuing the steps to make Coal Creek cost natural. Council have approved an $186,000 site rationalisation project for the site as well as the Coal Creek Business Development Project. They are also encouraged to consider the allocation of $309,000 in the 2013/14 budget for a Core Route with Interactive Technology. This however is subject to a business case showing cost benefit analysis and detailed projection plan. The project will further detail on key invests of a school camp precinct, Restaurant and son et Lumiere. Councillor Andrew McEwan is excited about the progress of the project so far. “This can reduce the operation cost of Coal Creek by 60 per cent,” he said. “That is a significant benefit, if you carry that over our long term financial plan that equates to $3m in the kitty over the next 15

years. “I think there’s a lot of merit in this.” Councillor Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks agrees that Coal Creek is full of potential. “This is the success story of the shire for the past seven or eight years,” he said. “It’s a great community asset and we are only learning how to use it to its full potential. “We’re half way through that journey and we’ve got to keep that journey going.” Councillor Jim Fawcett is guarded about the project. “I think it is great but I am cautious,” he said. “The days of us putting infrastructure that doesn’t pay its own way or meet a direct community need are over. “I am excited to see where we head to with this. It is a one off opportunity to provide a sustainable future for Coal Creek but we need to be careful and we need to demonstrate and explain our decisions.”

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ANZAC DAY — APRIL 25, 2013

“Lest We Forget”

Meeniyan remembers A LARGE crowd gathered in Meeniyan on Thursday morning to commemorate Anzac Day and to remember Australia and New Zealand’s fallen soldiers. President of the Meeniyan RSL subbranch, Heather Scott, said Anzac Day is a time for all Australians to reflect on almost 100 years of service and sacrifice. “There are currently more than 3000 soldiers involved in overseas operations,” she said. “It is also a time for them to contem-

Proud day: Frank Arndt from Meeniyan had his grandson Bryce Palmer from Hastings with him at the Anzac Day service at Meeniyan.

plate the legacy of those who went before them and fell and those who have returned.” Returned serviceman and Meeniyan local Frank Arndt read the Anzac Requiem to a silent crowd, which was followed by the laying of wreaths. The Meeniyan Ecumenical Choir provided the music, while Syd Jackson played the Last Post and the Rouse on his trumpet. The service was followed by a morning tea in the Meeniyan Hall.

In time: the march in Meeniyan on Anzac Day was watched by many.

Family day: from Dumbalk North, Ashley and Kalene Morter and their children, Samantha, Benjamin and Josephine, enjoyed their first Anzac Day service in Meeniyan.

Ceremony of reflection TARWIN Lower and District held its annual Anzac Day commemoration ceremony at the cenotaph on Thursday, surrounded by those wishing to remember. The ceremony, organised each year by South Gippsland Shire Council mayor councillor Kieran

Lovely ladies: Valda Atwell from Veus Bay and Shirley West from Tarwin Lower make it to the ceremony every year. Valda attends now for her husband, who was a returned serviceman.

Kennedy, was begun with a hymn performed by the Wonthaggi Citizens Band. Wreaths were laid and then director of ceremony, Max Jelbart, addressed the crowd. “On April 25, 1915, Australian troops landed at Gallipoli. It was not the first time Australia had been to battle and it was by no means a

success,” he said. “In commemorating Anzac Day, we never set out to celebrate a victory.” Mr Jelbart said Anzac Day is a time to think about those who have served and to salute their fellowship and courage. “Above all, on Anzac Day we honour those who died for us,”

One, two: the Wonthaggi Citizens Band led the march from the hall to the Cenotaph, which marked the start of the Anzac Day ceremony in Tarwin Lower.

he said. “If we celebrate anything, it is the legacy those who have fought have left behind. Anzac Day is a great tradition; it is our day to remember, to honour the dead and to acknowledge those who suffer still. “We do not celebrate victory; we celebrate the human spirit and the spirit of the Anzacs.”

Town ceremony: Max Jelbart (right) and Cr Kieran Kennedy at the Tarwin Lower Anzac Day commemoration ceremony last week.

Hundreds rise early AN overwhelming number of people attended the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Korumburra on Thursday.

An estimated 300 people attended the ceremony with young and old alike showing their support for our fallen soldiers. Many grandchildren and great grandchildren proudly wore the medals of their ancestors while veterans remembered friends who have passed. Master of ceremonies Kevin Moon from the Korumburra RSL sub-branch was delighted with the turnout. “This is the most people I have seen at a dawn service here for as long as I can remember,” he said. A number of community groups including the schools laid wreaths on the cenotaph in Coleman Park while the Korumburra Primary School performed for the crowd. The Second Korumburra Scouts provided a hot breakfast for the early crowd which was much appreciated by all.

Early risers: Patrick Bier, Lachlan Murrell and Max Slinger from the Second Korumburra Scouts were up and about early to help at the Anzac Day Dawn Service.

Leading: Abbe Moriarty and Sam Dixon, Korumburra Secondary College school captains laid a wreath on behalf of their school at the dawn service.

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ANZAC DAY — APRIL 25, 2013

“Lest We Forget”

Memorable service in Foster

FOSTER held its annual Anzac Day march on Thursday in front of an enthusiastic crowd of locals and visitors, who came out in their droves to commemorate the day.

Time to reflect: Graeme Robins, returned serviceman, Marian Munchberg, Foster RSL committee member, Ken Worthington and vice president Jim O’Day enjoyed the ceremony at Foster.

Keeping traditions: Jake Thornell, Courtney Zuidema, Brady Mitchell and Ruby Mattingley are students from Foster Primary School who laid a wreath during the ceremony on Thursday.

Leslie Wilkins, a member of the Foster RSL sub branch, said there were more ex-service people in the march and surrounding the cenotaph than ever. “I have never seen as big a crowd as large as the one there on Thursday,” he said. “We also had the privilege of exservice people from as far as Western Australia and Queensland joining in on our march. “All in all, the day way absolutely magnificent.” Following the march and the wreath laying, a service was held at the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre.

Many pay respects THE Inverloch Community Hub was packed last Thursday as hundreds gathered to pay their respects on Anzac Day. They filled the seats,

stood around the perimeter of the hall and spilled out into the foyer. Then, they lined A’Beckett Street to watch the march and sat or stood in reverence as wreaths were laid, bugler Eric

Brothers in arms: Ted and Eric Cross. Ted, who lives in Inverloch, served in a British Army medical corps in the Korean War while his brother Eric, of Kongwak, was in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Eric is the bugler who played the Last Post during the Inverloch Anzac Day service.

Cross played the Last Post and RSL sub branch president Trevor Scott read The Ode. Cr Jordan Crugnale laid a wreath on behalf of Bass Coast Shire Council. At the service in the hall the Anzac Requiem was read by Inverloch/ Kongwak Primary School captains Svenja Murray and Aiden Box. During the brief march, onlookers were heard to remark on the size of the crowd, adding almost as

many had attended the dawn service. The sun shone brilliantly and the atmosphere of dignified honour was complemented by a sense of family. This was underscored by the number of children who, when invited to do so, flocked to take a red poppy to lay at the cenotaph, adding further colour to the wreaths. This was the 98th commemoration of Anzac Day.

Stepping out: veterans march along A’Beckett Street.

Officials: Inverloch RSL sub branch executive, vice president Col Leviston, president Trevor Scott, secretary Jan Millington and immediate past president Bob Lambie.

Legacy ladies: Thelma Dow, secretary of the Inverloch Legacy Ladies and Hilma MacGibbon.

Sun shines for Loch ANZAC Day

Children assist: Mackenzie Gardner lays the Loch Primary School wreath at Loch on ANZAC Day.

The sun shone on 140 people at the Loch ANZAC ceremony. Frank Deane, the organiser and MC, said, “I’m so pleased more people share in this special local ceremony every year and today 20 school children joined in”. Loch Primary School displayed a series of posters produced by all the students. Darcy Loughridge handled the flag very professionally and Mackenzie Gardner laid a wreath on behalf of the school. Councillor Lorraine Brunt read a moving poem about a child marching in an ANZAC Day service in memory of his Dad, killed in New Guinea. Frank Deane then spoke with passion about the tradition of ‘mateship’. He reminded everyone when we’re asked to help someone and we say “Sure thing mate, no problems” we are continuing that spirit of ANZAC.

Remembering when: Dub Smith and Betty Stone catch up at Loch on ANZAC Day.

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150 and still fresh

THE Koonwarra Farmers Market will celebrate its 150th consecutive event on Saturday, May 4 at the Koonwarra Memorial Park.

The State Government has given the market a financial boost, which has allowed the completion of additional venue improvements to the Koonwarra’s Hall and Memorial Park. Market manager Rod Faudell said producers at Koonwarra had dedicated

themselves to bringing the freshest and best tasting produce to the region for the past 13 years. “There are some fantastic local artisans that have been here for five, 10, 13 years, and will make sure every purchase is just perfect. You can procure items for gifts as well,� Mr Faudell said. “The market’s producers prefer the simplicity, immediacy, transparency and independence of selling direct to consumers. Farmers and growers relish the opportunity to develop



Quinces, quinces everywhere at present. My neighbour has a tree, and, being a busy girl, has given the harvest to us. I was going to bottle them, in Fowlers jars, but I thought again. I find it interesting that food often goes in and out of fashion. When I was a young woman nobody used quinces – one could see an occasional tree with rotting fruit. In the markets, quinces were not evident. Recently quince paste has made a comeback - recipes on the internet and in books. I decided to research a way to cook it simply, and came up with a slow cooked method that prevents the inherent problem of burning the fruit/syrup. You will need a slow cooker. If you don't have one, go to IGA and get one - $30 – pays for itself in weeks, with cheaper cuts cooked long and slow... A note about pectin. Pectin is what 'sets' jams, jellies and pastes. It is found in the skin and seeds/pips of fruit. It can be purchased, but is better derived from the fruit itself.

this special relationship with their customers and cultivate consumer loyalty.� Mr Faudell said that eating locally and seasonally is good for both you and the environment, but keeping track of what to buy, where it comes from and how to get it can be confusing. “Shopping at Koonwarra’s Farmers’ Market, with its diversity and high quality, is the easiest way to ensure that what food you’re buying is local, seasonal and fresh,� he said. “The market is proud of its commitment to the Victorian Farmers Market Association as an accredited member. Being recognized by VFMA reinforced our

successful applications for government grants. “This organisation is the industry’s leading representative with 34 VFMA accredited farmers markets throughout Victoria. The VFMA leadership role ensures product authenticity, by eliminating the many ‘grey’ areas seen in non-accredited markets.� Mr Faudell said the accreditation meant shoppers could buy with confidence: “Knowing all the people who are stallholders are genuine farmers and producers, not wholesalers or resellers.� “The southern Gippsland region has a growing line-up of over 60 local growers and specialty food makers that

Fine produce: Koonwarra Farmers’ Market store holder Lena Giuliani shows off her renowned tomatoes and baby zucchinis.

Busy start to term Path push

By Sarah Vella

WONTHAGGI Primary School has been busy since starting Term Two. The school’s house athletics were held recently for Grades 3 to 6. Assistant principal, Vin Hally, said the sports day is all about maximum fun and participation.

“It is also used to help select our school athletics team who will compete in the South Coast Primary Schools District Athletics carnival in early May,� he said. On the first day of Term Two, staff and teachers had a professional development session, which focussed on teaching and learning. “The benefits of the

QUINCE PASTE 2 kg quinces 700gm raw sugar ½ cup lemon juice Peel and core the quinces – best to quarter them, then peel and remove cores. The core and skin have lots of pectin, so save it and make a 'stock' with it: Place the skins and cores into a pot with 2 cups of water and cook, uncovered, over a medium heat, until well reduced. Strain the solids and keep the 'stock' to become the liquid in the paste. If it seems too much trouble, omit that stage, but it is quite straightforward. Place the peeled and cored quinces in a large bowl of acidulated water, (water with a few tablespoons of lemon juice), to prevent browning. Place this in the bowl of the slow cooker with the 'stock' (or 1 cup water) and the sugar. Cover and cook on low for 10 hours. The quinces will go a deep ruby colour. Once they are tender, remove the lid and cook for a further several hours until the liquid is reduced. Stir every few hours to ensure that the bottom does not caramelize. When you have a thick fruit and syrup mixture, remove to a large jug and puree with a Bamix. Decant to ramekins or small rectangular dishes – you are looking for something that gives you a paste that can be sliced. Serve with cheeses - salty sheep or goats milk cheeses/ pecorino/mersey valley/whatever you love, and a wafer biscuit. The paste can be kept for a long time in the fridge or freezer, but needs to be shared with friends.

operate in a network of not for profit, community operated farmers markets,� Mr Faudell said. “Beside Koonwarra’s accredited Farmers’Market there is Coal Creek held on the second Saturday of each month, Foster on the third Saturday of each month and the new Inverloch Community Farmers’ Market held on the last Sunday of each month. “Koonwarra’s Market is always looking for new producers with different produce. We can provide you with the knowledge of how to apply to Koonwarra’s market and get involved in this productive industry.� For further market information contact Rod on 0408 619 182.

Getting together: Rya, Lola and Matt give Dolphins Groups a big thumbs up.

training day will be fantastic for our student learning outcomes,� Mr Hally said. This year, the school has 25 Dolphin Groups, which is a whole school pastoral care program. “Every student and all of the education support staff are involved, every Wednesday for 20 minutes before assembly,� Mr Hally said. “The whole idea of Dolphin Groups is to help the students build relationships and networks with each other. “The program, which is in its second year, is directed by the Grade 5 and 6 students, who get together and plan their group’s activity each week. The students can use the gym, the library, the computer room or the playground for their Dolphin Group activity. “Because it is across the whole school, kids can come to school and know others outside of their own classrooms,� Mr Hally said. “The feedback so far has been great.�

Game time: Zara, Hamish, Euan and Tess had a great time in their Dolphin Group last week, which they spent in the computer room.

BASS Coast Shire Council is seeking community interest in extending a bike path at Inverloch. The path could be extended along Surf Parade towards Inverloch surf beach. Cr Jordan Crugnale has initiated an online survey to gauge community support.

A longer path would give more people the opportunity to walk or cycle, and may ease the traffic congestion. To take part, go to: w w w. s u r v e y m o n k e y. com/s/InverlochSurfParad ePathwaysExtension All personal details are confidential and will not be given to council nor published with survey results.

No mountain biking, say Prom friends THE possibility of mountain biking being permitted at Wilsons Promontory National Park has received opposition from a volunteer group.

Friends of the Prom oppose the possibility of allowing cycling on some tracks at Wilsons Promontory National Park –including one of the Prom’s most used tracks from the Telegraph Saddle carpark to the Lighthouse. The group said this track has branches to Oberon Bay and Waterloo Bay – part of the Prom’s well known ‘Southern Circuit’ – the round trip via Waterloo Bay, Refuge Cove and Sealers Cove. Whilst having no objection to the use of bicycles on the main road, or within the Tidal River camping area, the Friends of the Prom consider mountain biking is incompatible with the high pedestrian use of the Prom’s many popular tracks. Off road mountain bikes are the only kind of bicycles that could be used on the Prom’s rough gravel tracks. Parks Victoria’s David Petty said discussions are only being held and no formal proposals were mooted. The friends group said the danger of collisions and injury to walkers was obvious, and the essential staff supervision of such activity would put an unreasonable strain on staff resources. A trial of mountain biking in the national park using the Five Mile Road has been suggested, but the friends group believed this road was so different from the high usage tracks at the Prom that no legitimate conclusions could be drawn from such a trial. There is some past history of bicycles being permitted on the Five Mile Road, because it is a fairly boring seventeen kilometre walk to Five Mile Beach, only used by management vehicles and keen bushwalkers wanting to explore the remote north of the park. But there would be nothing to stop cyclists in this area also using the Millers Landing track, which was popular with family groups, or the link track to the Vereker Outlook Track.





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Bass Coast Council Parachuting at 86! briefs By Jane Ross

Rail trail works THE section of Bass Coast Rail Trail between Biggs Drive and South Dudley Road is to be sealed with asphalt. As a result, the section will be closed to the public on certain days from now until May 10. The trail starts at the old Wonthaggi Railway Station in Murray Street and runs through to the former Anderson Railway Station site near the Bass Highway roundabout to Phillip Island. Cyclists, walkers and horse riders can enjoy the trail but horse riding is not permitted in the Wonthaggi town centre. An extension from Anderson to Wonthaggi is not suitable for cyclists. Dogs on leads are only permitted from Wonthaggi Railway Station to Lower Powlett Road,Wonthaggi and Kilcunda to the Mouth of the Powlett Road. This is to protect sensitive foreshore and adjoining farm land. Organisations or large groups are asked to contact Bass Coast Shire Council ahead of descending on the

trail in case it is being used by others. The rail train has its own website.

Landmark: the trestle bridge carries the Bass Coast Rail Trail over Bourne Creek at Kilcunda. Part of the trail is temporarily closed for asphalting works.

Bass Coast Council mourns Ken Hore KEN Hore, who was the founding CEO of Country Victoria Tourism Council and Bass Coast Shire Council tourism manager has died. He was the shire’s tourism manager for 13 years and CEO Allan Bawden said he spent that time promoting Bass Coast as a world class tourist destination. Ken died on Friday, April 19 from a lung infection after surviving several rounds of treatment for cancer. Mr Bawden said Ken worked tirelessly to develop the local tourism industry, to promote Bass Coast tourism and build up visitor services. “He also worked with

our economic development team on projects such as the Bass Coast Business Awards, Bass Coast Business and Tourism Partnership development and the Bass Coast Rural Tourism Development Study.” At the 2011 Victorian Tourism Awards, Ken received the award for outstanding contribution by an individual; a formal acknowledgement of his tourism career. Highlights include: • founding role as CEO of Country Victoria Tourism Council • chair of Sydney Melbourne Touring • deputy chair of Destination Phillip Island • director of Yarra Valley Country Club

• board director of Destination Gippsland. “I know Ken was honoured to receive the award and was particularly proud of his achievements in promoting Bass Coast,” Mr Bawden said. “Ken’s experience in the industry was a major asset for council. I know that his colleagues valued his friendship, advice and knowledge, as well as his great sense of humour. “He will be sorely missed, particularly by the staff in the tourism and economic development teams, who worked so closely with him. “On behalf of everyone at council, I offer our condolences to Ken’s wife Di and his family.”

Eat your veggies! THE new councillors at Bass Coast want ratepayers to eat more fruit and vegetables. That measure is part of the healthy communities section of their draft 2013/17 council plan. They are also proposing to radically alter the council’s vision and mission. Councillors suggest the following vision: “Bass Coast Shire will be recognised as a unique place of environmental significance where our quality of life and sense of community is balanced by sustainable and sensitive development, tourism and economic growth.” The previous council’s vision didn’t mention the environment at all. It said, “We will be valued by the community for our leadership and as a provider of quality services to ensure Bass Coast is a safe, healthy and enjoyable place to live, work and visit.” The old mission was, “To maximise the quality of life of our community, now and into the future.” The new refers to the council taking a leading role to make the council vision a reality. The draft 2013/17 plan declares the council’s primary purpose is to seek the best

outcomes for the community. This will be achieved through a number of measures including establishing “fair rates and charges” and ensuring transparent and accountable decision making. Reducing unemployment in the shire is an economic development aim, as is fewer vacant commercial premises. The document has a section on natural environment which looks to increase the density of indigenous vegetation, reduce roadside weeds and improve public access infrastructure. Ratepayers will be encouraged to minimise waste and use public open space. Resource sharing and reducing the number of reports deferred or re-visited by council and improving response times to customer requests are aims under effective governance. A final plan will be lodged with the Minister for Local Government Jeanette Powell by the end of June, but public submissions will be considered before that. A committee of three will deal with submissions at 4.30pm on Wednesday, May 22. But deputy mayor Cr Neil Rankine, who will be one of the three, stressed the committee wouldn’t be making decisions on the submissions.

WHENEVER the Van der Vorm family drove past the airfield in Tooradin, patriarch Otto would say he’d like to go skydiving one day.

Thanks to his six children, his wish finally came true. For his recent 86th birthday, they gave him a tandem jump. He loved it! “I felt so excited, it was absolutely beautiful.” Otto, who is well known in his home town of Leongatha, said he wasn’t at all nervous, even when the door of the plane opened at 10,000 feet. “You’ve got to go!” And go he did, in tandem with an instructor. The weather was perfect and Otto said the view from on high was spectacular. The jump boosted his confidence, particularly as he was sharing the plane with two other parachutists. They were lining up for their leap to celebrate their 18th birthdays. Otto thought that was a great lark, three men at either end of the age spectrum. The only concern he had popped into his head just before he landed. He had been instructed to

come down on his feet in a crouch position and he hoped that would work out because he didn’t want to break any bones. His landing was perfect. “I’d do the jump again and I’d recommend it to anyone.” He said the experience was a far cry from his teenage years during the war when he watched German invaders parachuting down from the sky. His own jump was in much more pleasant circumstances. Otto’s daughter Christel and her siblings weren’t sure at first whether their father would actually jump when the moment came. But the look on his face as he floated to earth showed the joy he felt at the achievement.

His family is pretty proud of him too. Otto is a former South Gippsland Shire citizen of the year. He worked for a time at Gleeson Motors, was a shire by-laws officer,

and spent years involved with the former shire youth club. He remains a keen golfer, teeing off three times a week. He can now add parachuting to his list of activities.

Floating: Otto on the way down, revelling in the view.

Getting ready: togged up for his inaugural parachute jump is Leongatha’s Otto Van der Vorm.

Desal’s electric fence THE Wonthaggi desalination plant has been ringed by an electric fence. But it’s not being called an electric fence – it’s an “energised” one. The new fence has gone up inside the plant’s 2.7m tall boundary fence that is topped with three strands of barbed wire. So the message is obvious – stay away. If you happen to be able to negotiate that barbed wire and touch the “energised” fence, you’ll set off a chain reaction of lights and sirens.

In the marked spin that has surrounded the desalination plant from the very beginning, a works notification from Thiess Degremont states, “If a person or animal makes contact with the fence, the security system is activated and the reason for the alarm will be determined through the site security camera system. “Lights in the vicinity of the breach will be activated to assist with monitoring.” A zap from the “energised” fence will affect you the same way touch-

ing a cattle fence would. “The design of the fence makes it difficult for animals or humans to become trapped in or against the fence for a prolonged period,” the works notification adds. It was sent out to inform the public that the “energised” fence is being commissioned. This will involve testing, the turning on of the power supply and checking to make sure it’s working properly. Signs along the fence will denote its status.

Much involved in health BASS Coast Shire Council is scheduled to release in May its third report on housing affordability. As part of the new council’s plan for the 2013/2017 years, the social and economic determinants of health have been drawn up and included in a Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan. Social housing features in those determinants. The health segment of the council plan says people in poor housing have worse health than those in adequate housing and council can be involved by promoting housing that is safe, secure and affordable. The document states social exclusion and social deprivation in society have a major impact on health and premature death. Harm to health occurs as a result of material deprivation but also from the social and psychological problems of living in poverty. Those who are socially excluded have an increased risk to their mental health, experience higher levels of stress and are at greater risk of pregnancy complications. Council can impact on this by improving social housing opportunities, provide arts opportunities and support activities that provide civic participation. The health segment of the council plan says people in poor housing have worse health than those in adequate housing and council can be involved by promoting housing that is safe, secure and affordable. Providing infrastructure that encourages walking and cycling and advocating for improved public transport are other ways the council can impact on the health of its citizens.

Other things mentioned are the environmental impacts of planning decisions, providing opportunities for physical activity, encouraging social connectedness and improving job access. The council has developed a website to link people who are thinking of moving to Bass Coast, with prospective employers. The draft council plan is on exhibition and submissions will be heard on May 22.

Fire bans lifted THE summer fire danger period has ended in Bass Coast Shire. CFA Bass Coast Group Officer Damien O’Connor said fire restrictions were lifted following a review of rainfall, grass growth and the moisture content of grass and bushes. But this doesn’t mean fires can be lit willy nilly because there are restrictions under shire council local laws. Rural property owners are advised to follow council guidelines which include informing neighbours if you are burning off so they don’t ring the CFA and report a fire.

MotoX here UP to 3000 spectators are expected at the Wonthaggi MotoX Complex on Sunday, May 5. The attraction will be the chance to watch a round of the Australian Motocross Championships which will be hosted by the Dandenong Motor Cycle Club. The championship round starts at 8am and runs through until 6pm.

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Rocking with Leigh Owens for 13 MEET Leigh Owens. Musician, businessman and now leader of the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s (WTG) upcoming Rock Musical, 13. Leigh’s reputation as a multi-instrumentalist and teacher in his ‘Learn To Be A Popstar’ school, made him the obvious choice for WTG when planning the musical component of this rockin’ production, 13. 13 is the story of a 13 year old boy living through the angst, agonies and thrills of the teenage years. It is told from the perspective of an adult and WTG has casted 39 of the community’s most talented and passionate young people to perform in this Rock Musical. 13 is about teenagers experiencing the highs and lows of the teenage years and for so many of us, music is and was a big part of this’, says Director Karen Milkins-Hendry. Lead by an award winning team of directors, Karen Milkins-Hendry, Kirk Skinner and Bron Kalos, this show is gearing up to be one of WTG’s most outstanding. In addition to the 39

Leigh Owens: now leader of the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s (WTG) upcoming Rock Musical, 13.

kids in the performance, there is the onstage Rock Band, led by Leigh. Leigh has some of his finest young students working with him in this performance. In all, the band will have nine members, with five of them teenagers. “We needed an accomplished musician who could relate well to kids and take their skills to a whole new level,� Musical Director of 13, Kirk Skinner said.

“The music is complex and very demanding, and Leigh was our obvious choice. Kids love him and he’s an incredible musician and teacher.� he said. Leigh’s been working with kids and adults for over 15 years, in fact longer if you include teaching and sharing tunes with his massive extended family and friends. Maureen Alford, Leigh’s partner, and Leigh have a studio and have for many years been

a drop in haven for many a musician, including teenagers and young kids. Like the cast, the band has been rehearsing for the past few months, and is now in its polishing off stages before opening night on Saturday May 25. “They are absolutely pumped to get up on stage,� Leigh said. To buy your tickets, drop in to the Workmens Club, Wonthaggi, or phone 5672 1083.






By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, Exclusive agent for Music Theatre International (NY) “13� was Commissioned by Centre Theatre Group, Los Angeles, CA (must be in boldface type) Subsequently produced for the Goodspeed Opera House by Michael P. Price, Executive Producer. Original Broadway Production Produced by Bob Boyett, Roger Berlind, Tim Levy, Ken Davenport, Ted Hartley, Stacey Mindich, Jan Bergere, Broadway Across America, Sharon Karmazin, Carl Moellenberg, Tom Miller, True Love Productions /Olympus Theatricals and Centre Theatre Group.


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Make your gate great! The Great Gippsland Gatescape is the main feature of the 2013 Gippsland Arts Festival and Bass Coast Shire residents are invited to get involved by beautifying your gate (any sort of gate!). Be in the running for some fabulous prizes in nine categories including Best Farm Gate, Best School Gate and The People’s Choice Award. Make your gate stand out from the crowd with your creative ideas and ingenuity. Your Gatescape artwork could include used machinery parts, recycled materials, timber and fabric or tin anything durable!



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Bright dairying ideas DAIRY farms have always attracted big power bills, but with sky-rocketing energy costs they just seem to be growing larger all the time.

Welcome back: Ryan O‘Doherty welcomes Mark LePage back to Windmill Ag.

Back to where he started THE wheel has turned for Leongatha’s Mark LePage who has returned to Windmill Ag as a sales representative for the company which sells a vast array of agricultural machinery with John Deere as its flagship.

tractors from 2009-2012 and then Norwoods for 12 months. Mark’s appointment has been welcomed by Windmill Ag dealer principal Ryan O’Doherty who said the industry is about to enjoy better times. After a flat period in the industry Ryan said things are certainly on the improve with recent positive investment announcements by Murray Goulburn plus the expectation that this season’s opening milk price will be higher. “We’ve noticed a change, farmers are more positive and we’ve had a lift in enquiry,” Ryan said. For sales enquiries contact Ryan on 0438 029 104 or Mark on 0408 594 005.

pany Norwood, began his working life as an apprentice at Meeniyan Tractor Service, working for Warren Rich from 1992-1999. Meeniyan Tractor Service was purchased by Windmill Ag in 2003. Since that time Mark has further grounded his agricultural knowledge with stints at Silvan as a service co-ordinator, regional manager for Landmark for two years from 2007-2009, Beaconsfield

Mark, who has just spent a stint as a representative for agricultural com-


Approx. 14 acres red soil for snow peas Top rates paid up front & re-sown when finished Leongatha, Mardan, Dumbalk area

Ph. 0419 155 360

A Young Dairy Development Program demonstration day at Paul Hannigan and Kylie Irving’s Fish Creek next week will show dairy farmers how to reduce energy usage and cut expenditure on power. Dairy Australia secured Federal Government funding for the Smarter Energy Use on Australian Dairy Farms project which will see 900 farm energy assessments carried out on dairy farms across the country. GippsDairy is coordinating the program in our region, which could bring farmers substantial financial and environmental savings. Prior to the event, accredited assessor Grant Wyett will conduct energy assessments on the farm. Grant will then lead YDDP members through the assessment process and

explain the findings. The assessments would review how and when most energy is expended in the dairy. The project will deliver recommendations for dairy farmers to use energy in the smartest, most efficient and cost effective way, and could lead to changes to management practices, optimisation of current equipment or capital investment. The assessments will determine how many kilowatts of energy are spent producing 1000 litres of milk, while also looking at the types of tariffs used on each farm, reviewing pumps and other equipment and assessing times of peak energy use. Like many younger farmers who lease or share-farm, Paul Hannigan said he would be most interested in how he can make energy savings without large capital costs on his leased property. “For us it’s about finding savings that are cheap and won’t take 15 years to pay for themselves,” he said.

THERE were approximately 150 grown steers and bullocks, 100 cows and a sprinkling of young cattle and bulls penned in the lead up to the Anzac holiday.

6 12 8 4 2

Most of the usual field of buyers was present for a stronger market overall. A handful of young cattle contained a few trade suitable picks which sold to firm demand. The limited number of grown steers and bullocks sold 1c to 3c stronger, while the cows which were mostly dairy types corrected the over supply and lifted from last week’s lows to record price rises of up to 23c/kg for the plainer end choppers. A couple of vealers sold to 192c, while the yearling cattle topped at 184c/kg. C muscle grown steers sold from 182c to 192c/kg. C muscle bullocks made between 182c and 188c. Plain condition one score dairy cows sold between 62c and 110c lifting 14c to 23c/kg on most sales. A small number of good condition two and three score heavy weight dairy cows made from 115c to 122c/kg. A limited number of beef cows sold from 103c to 122c/kg. Heavy weight bulls sold to firm demand making between 120c and 145c/kg. The next sale draw - May 1 & 2: 1. SEJ, 2. Alex Scott, 3. David Phelan, 4. Rodwells, 5. Elders, 6. Landmark.

587kg 192.6 $1132.00

R. Wylie, Leongatha J. Allen, Almurta D. Boulton, Sale D. Goodwin, Wulla Wullock Allan Moyles, Morwell

581kg 665kg 578kg 568kg 600kg

188.0 186.6 184.0 182.6 166.2

$1094.00 $1242.45 $1064.90 $1038.54 $997.20

STEERS 1 P.L. & B.J. Bolding, Hazelwood Nth 1 J. Allott, Poowong 13 Murdoch Kennedy, Kardella 8 D. Goodwin, Wulla Wullock 5 N.R. & S.S. Constantine, Buffalo 7 Geodan Family Trust, Loch

310kg 345kg 521kg 538kg 454kg 490kg

194.2 $602.02 192.2 $663.09 192.0 $1002.09 190.0 $1023.63 190.0 $862.60 184.0 $901.60

COWS 1 Gunyah Downs, Kardella Sth 1 Geodan Family Trust, Loch 4 Scotoma P/L, Welshpool 1 G. Best, Mirboo 4 Dowling Partners, Koorooman 3 G. & K. Leeton, Corinella

440kg 650kg 723kg 605kg 505kg 478kg

128.6 122.0 122.0 120.0 120.0 118.2

$565.84 $793.00 $882.98 $726.00 $606.00 $565.39

HEIFERS 4 R. Barrett, Toora Nth 11 Gunyah Downs, Kardella Sth 1 R. Wylie, Leongatha 2 N.G., D.A. & J.D. Buckland, Fish Crk 2 Wallace Dunlop K.I., Nyora

312kg 346kg 570kg 540kg 372kg

178.0 153.6 148.6 148.6 136.6

$556.25 $532.71 $847.02 $802.44 $508.84

BULLS 1 Melaleuca Pastoral, Meeniyan 1 C.R. & B.K. Littlejohn, Koorooman 1 P.W. & I.L. Truscott, Wonga Wonga 2 J. Abrecht, Trafalgar 1 T. Pearson, Meeniyan 1 G.S. & N.M. Allen, Nerrena

900kg 755kg 870kg 807kg 720kg 515kg

144.6 132.6 126.6 125.6 120.0 115.0

$1301.40 $1001.13 $1101.42 $1014.22 $864.00 $592.25

Push to protect farm land

John deerE 6210R tractor • 210HP • IVT Transmission • 230hrs • SAVE $20K

MELBOURNE’S urban growth boundary must be locked into legislation, says Victoria’s peak farm lobby.

(Seeder not included)

Leongatha South

Call 5667 6600 for more information

Saving money: Paul Hannigan is hoping for some bright ideas from an energy audit of his dairy farm.

Record price rises for cows

Wednesday, April 24

$178,200 inc GST

Gippsland LAC, the Turn off The Lights day will be held at the Hannigan/ Irving farm at 1000 Falls Road, Fish Creek from 11am to 1.30pm on Thursday, May 2. There will be a barbecue lunch supplied and everyone is welcome to come along early for a cuppa beforehand.


BULLOCKS 14 B.J. & G.M. MacKay, Cobains

Ex Demonstrator

Paul already has seen the benefits that come with reducing unnecessary electricity usage in the dairy shed. “The water we use to wash the plant is only heated to 55 degrees, not 90 degrees like everybody else, so we are already saving power there,” he said. Hosted by South


Victorian Farmers Federation president Peter Tuohey said a government proposal to establish a “permanent” Urban Growth Boundary around Melbourne had to be rock solid. “Too often we’ve seen governments cave into pressure from developers to expand Melbourne’s boundary, without considering the costs,” Mr Tuohey said. “We need a boundary for Melbourne that’s enshrined in legislation, which means it can’t be changed without the support of both

houses of Parliament.” “Melbourne needs to stop growing out and start growing up. We need to look at the other side of the boundary- regional Victoria – where government’s need to invest in growth. “As it stands, recent changes to the UGB have created enough land to meet Melbourne’s needs for the next 20 years. This in turn has created problems for farmers within the boundary. “We have farmers with land in the UGB which is worth a lot ‘in theory’, but they may not see a developer knocking at their door for 20 years. In the meantime they’re paying exorbitant rates, may face land

tax issues and even have councils withdrawing their reduced farm rate differentials.” The Planning Minister has also proposed establishing a new Agricultural Production Overlay, which the VFF has cautiously welcomed. “An agricultural production overlay seems like a good idea, but we obviously need to see more detail,” Mr Tuohey said. “In principle, it’s a good idea. But it has to do more than protect farmland. “To be truly effective the overlay will need to enshrine a right to farm to allow farmers to farm profitably as well as sustainably.”

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - PAGE 53


Fancy eating weeds? DORIS Pozzi is not crazy although she doesn’t mind to chow down on some weeds.

The keen gardener gladly enlightened crowds about what weeds they can eat in Foster on Saturday. Ms Pozzi explained which weeds can substitute vegetable and ones that present great new flavours. The group was also treated with a salad of weeds for lunch to sample some of these fresh flavours. This was in conjunction with the release of Ms Pozzi’s book Edible Weeds and Garden Plants of Melbourne. The book tells cooks and gardens a like everything they need to know about eating weeds.

Yum: Doris Pozzi enlightened South Gippslanders on what weeds can be eaten on Saturday in Foster.

CLEARING SALE Preliminary Notice |Middle Tarwin Friday May 17

evant to their business, including interactive presentations with live animals. For more information or to register please contact Claire Geri at DEPI Leongatha on 5662 9908 or email Claire.geri@dpi.

FOR SALE Angus bull Guaranteed sound $1500 inc

P: 5662 3746

CLEARING SALE Friday May 3, 2013 at 10.30am James Road Hedley N & M Wight. Property sold John Deere 2250 Cab & F.E.L Tractor with forks & bucket, Scorpion Hay Feeder, 7' Vicon 216 hay mower, Howard heavy duty slasher, 400Lt Silvan 6mt boom spray unit, 3 PL wick wiper, Lely tedder rake, 12 x6 tandem trailer (as new), 12 x 6 cattle crate & 9 x 5 stock crate, 12' pasture harrows, grader blade, 3pl Hay forks, railway iron drag, 4 leaf drag harrows, LT155 John Deere ride on mower, 7KVA Honda generator (as new), Brigg & Stratton fire fighting pump & hoses, Ajax A2 pump & motor, Ajax A1 pump & Motor, 2 Davey electric pump plus 1 electric motor, electric air compressor, hydraulic pipe bender, electric bench grinder, 2 Homelite chain saw, Ezy-cut cabinet making unit saw bench, whipper snipper, Kartcher pressure washer, 4 overhead fuel tanks, 4.5 metre aluminium De Haviland boat, 25hp Mercury motor, 2 hay rings, electric fence reels, drag chains, Trawaler jack, 6x4 farm trailer, 190 5x4 round bales of hay shedded, rolls poly pipe 1' & 1 ½ ' & 2', treated pine posts & stays, 4 x 12' treated pine poles, 4 4x1 concrete culvert pipes, 7x4 gal portable shed & wooden floor, lengths of gal pipe, pipe fence panels, old bath, 2 x 6ft wooden gates, Bedford truck & crate (not registered), 2 wheel barrows, Victa lawn mower, Honda G200 motor, electric drill, International belt pulley, ladders, drum of apple cider, small concrete water trough, baling twine (small square baler), fire extinguisher for tractor, Super weld feeders, table tennis table, old milk vat, 2 stainless steel test buckets, stainless steel milk bowls, wrought iron gates, Cherry & Sons hand butter churn, cow sling, 1 dehorners, 2 x 10lt calf feeder, 5 pellet troughs, hay racks. Household: Leather lounge suite, arm chair, 2 Cane chairs, oval extension table & chairs, lamp table & stand, double wardrobe, dressing table & bedhead, 2 wardrobes, 4 draw filing cabinet, electric heater, clothes dryer, upright Westinghouse freezer 300lt, old fridge 426lt, 2 stools, wine rack, 2 mirrors, old glass ware, crockery, crystal, linen etc, hand mincer, assortment of children toys, hooded BBQ, gas lights, hanging baskets & plants, 6 double wooden sash windows, Large carpet mat, old kitchen cupboards, wall unit desk, mens leather jacket (as new size 42). Other sundry items. Terms: Strictly cash or cheque on the day of sale. GST applicable. Photo ID for registration. Catering – Alberton Primary School

Full details next issue

Hino diesel truck, 4.8m flat tray (unregistered); 3 phase docking saw; power tools; vanities; bath; dressed pine packs, 190x19, 240x19, 295x19; pine architraves; large qty doors; mantle pieces; 2x140x45 treated pine; large qty windows (various sizes); pallet pavers; roller door; 2 x packs MDF; mixed pine packs; 2 x rolls carpet; general furniture; office furniture; shelving; steel racks; qty boxes bolts; qty nails; qty boxes tech screws; 2 x tents (5 man & 3 man); steel; fibre glass sheets; conduit; metal down pipe; mixed flashing; star post puller; steel racks; door handles; display room 8m x 3.6m; timber loft; large qty sundry items too numerous to mention. Terms: Strictly cash or cheque on day of sale. GST applicable. Photo ID for registration.

Landmark Leongatha 5662 2291 | Glenn Wright 0439 622 245 Ross Winkler (vendor) 0409 198 685




THURSDAY, MAY 2 Starting at 10am A/C ELM VALLEY PTY LTD, TARWIN LOWER (ANNUAL DRAFT) 150 Angus & BB x steers (vendor bred) 7-8 months, by Barwidgee, Kunuma & Leawood Bulls. Steers have been yard weaned 9 weeks, 2 x 5 in 1 + Sel Piliguard and Pour-on Drench. Very quiet. (Landmark) A/C McLEOD PARTNERSHIP, YARRAM (BREEDERS) 80 Angus steers & Heifers, 9-10 months, sired by Innesdale bulls, drenched, coppered and 2 x 5 in 1. (Elders) A/C J & R TUFFIN, TOORA 50 mixed sex Angus weaners, 8-12 months Weaned, Yancowinna Blood. (Elders). A/C E & A OPRAY, DUMBALK 20 Angus x & Charolais x steers 18 months 70 Angus x & Charolais x mix sex weaners. (Landmark). A/C LC & GL ANTHONY, MEENIYAN 40 Hereford steers, 18 months, very quiet. (Landmark). A/C M, K & S BREEN, BUFFALO 25 Angus steers, 12-13 months, Dunnoon & Lawson Blood. (Landmark). A/C P & R FORT, POOWONG 30 Friesian steers, 16-18 months, Drenched, 4 weeks bucket reared. Lancy Farms bred. (Elders). A/C WONGUNGARRA UNIT TRUST, CROOKED RIVER 25 Hereford & Hereford/Red Angus x steers, 12 months. By stud Karoondah Bulls. (Alex Scott). A/C GA & CS DICK, GLEN FORBES ( BREEDER) 15 Hereford steers, 15-18 months 15 Hereford steers, 10-12 months All by stud Poll Hereford bull (Elders) A/C G & K LEETON, KERNOT 17 Angus steers, 9 -10 months by Yancowinna bulls. (Landmark) BULLS A/C A.E.E.K NOMINEES, CORINELLA 1 Limousin bull 4 years old 1 Limousin bull 2 years old (SEJ)

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The school commences on the evening of Thursday May 9, with an industry dinner and key note speaker Bill Bray who will speak on ‘Animal welfare in the future, a farmer’s perspective’. The one day conference on Friday, May 10 brings together leading producers and technical specialists speaking on topics aligned

with increasing beef enterprise profitability. Subjects include feed allocation to maximise enterprise efficiency, parasite management, how to use genetic technologies, increasing maternal herd productivity, low stress cattle handling and ruminant nutrition. The program features concurrent sessions, which allow participants to choose topics most rel-


tures program.


Beef school at Lardner THE Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) annual Gippsland Beef School will be held at Lardner Park on Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10, supported by Meat and Livestock Australia’s More Beef from Pas-


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TOTAL VALUE OF ITEMS PER ADVERT MUST NOT EXCEED $50 WHITE COT. With mattress. Large. Great for Nan’s house. $50. Ph. 5662 5027 after 7pm. STOVE. St George. 66cm. $50. Ph. 5655 2599. ELECTRIC GRIDDLE. Cast iron. 38cm. Excellent condition. $50. Ph. 5655 2599. JACKET. Dri-rider. Size L. Excellent condition. Grey and blue. $50. ph. 0427 102 225 UMBRELLA PATIO ON STAND. 2mx2m square. Height 2.4m. $15. Ph. 0409 145 363 TENT. 4 man. Canvas. VGC. Size 2300x2300 square with various other camping equipment. $50. Ph. 0409 145 363. DESK. Wooden with leather inlay top. $30 Ph. 0417 505 731. LAMPS. Two. $25. Ph. 0417 505 731. DOOR. Red pine 3 panel. $20. Ph. 5662 2221. CROSS TRAINER. As new. Tarwin Lower. $50. Ph. 0400 635 276. TRACTOR FRONT GRILL. Steel with bracket to suit Fergie tractor or similar $20. ph. 0419 301 463. BBQ 4 BURNER. $5. Ph. 5662 2221. MYNA BIRD TRAP. $50. Delivered Leongatha. Ph. 0408 105 355. HOT PLATE. Westinghouse. Phh466W. $50. Ph. 5674 2859. DOG KENNEL. Timber. Good condition. Suit medium dog. $50. Ph. 5662 3336 CHILDREN’S BIKES. Old. Three available. $1. ph. 0418 574 539. GLAZED POT/VASE. Antique 1 gallon earthware . Natural toning. H:26cm. $40. Ph. 5662 5141 SHOP DISPLAY SHELF UNIT. 2 Tier. Sales bin. Clothing rack & hangers. $30. Ph. 0417 505 731 BEDSIDE TABLES. Glass topped Queen Anne. Two. $40. Ph. 0417 505 731. LEATHER COAT. Ladies. Knee length. Cherry red. Small. Versses Brand. Bought in London. $50. ph. 5674 5601. TOW BARS. Two. $25 each. Ph. 5662 2570. GLASS FAN LIGHT. 3 tiered. Were $50 each from Harvey Norman. Brand new. Unused. $3 for $50. Ph. 0408 848 728. SHOWER/BATH SCREEN. Glass. Opens. Colorbond. White with glass panels. $40. Ph. 0408 848 728. NINTENDO DS GAME. Style Boutique. Excellent condition. $30. Ph. 5686 2653. GAMEBOY ADVANCED GAMES. Two. Pokemon series 1 episodes. DS compatible. great condition. $25. ph. 5686 2653. STEERING WHEEL GAME PLAYER. With 3 cars - Formula one, motorcycle & motorboat. EC. $10. Ph. 5662 5141. ALPACA FLEECE. Long staple. White colour. 3 bags. $30. Ph. 0417 081 152. QUEEN BED. Excellent condition. All timber with slat base. Mattress not included. $50. Ph. 0439 552 022. BEDSIDE CUPBOARDS. Two. All solid timber. $45 each or best offer. Ph. 0439 552 022.

QUINCES. Chemical free. $3 per kg. Free delivery to Leongatha. Ph. 5668 6220 3 WHEEL STROLLER. Valco. suitable to 18kg. Plenty of storage. Excellent condition. $50. Ph. 0458 942 517. BABY/INFANT SWING. Bright stars. Near new. swings and plays tunes. $40. Ph. 0458 942 517. IKEA DRAFTSMAN’S TABLE, 4 DRAWER BEDSIDE CABINET & TOY BOX. Lift up lid. 4 drummer. $40 the lot. Ph. 5658 1443. COUNTY CRICKET PADS. Kookaburra high pad and Albion helmet. $35. Ph. 0411 439 856. PORTA COT. Light & easy. By BabyCo. As new. $35. Ph. 0411 439 856. XBOX 360 GAME. DANCING STAGE UNIVERSE 2. Like new. Dance mat included. negotiable price. $40. Ph. 0438 710 514. COFFEE TABLE. Modern glass. Stainless steel frame. White glass. two levels. On casters. 1m diameter x 400” high. $50. Ph. 0413 060 875. FUJIFILM S1500. Cracked screen. Viewfinder works. occasional 1 pixel red line on photo. Still good. negotiable $50. Ph. 0438 710 514. KIDS FOLDOUT COUCH. Foam with Winnie The Pooh cover. Excellent condition. $15. Ph. 0411 329 348. CAR SEAT COVER. Holden Omega. Vinyl. Full back. Custom made. $50. Ph. 0407 825 488. DRAWERS. with compartments. Drawers covered with yellow material. $30. Ph. 0488 069 004. BARBECUE. 6 Burner. Hood. cupboards. 2 wheels need replacing. $50. Ph. 5662 3838. TONKA TRUCKS. Brand new. $20 each. Ph. 5662 2851. DRYER. Good condition. Works well. $50. Ph. 0400 733 519. DESKS. Two. Suit computers. White. High backed. shelves and drawers. $10 each. Ph. 5668 6220. BOOTS. Ladies. Red back. Size 4. Brown pull on. Almost new. $35. Ph. 5658 1050. WOODEN DOLL CRADLE. $10. Ph. 0488 069 004. GYMNASTICS LEOTARD. NK Brand. sparkling silver and red. Suit girl aged 5-8. $30. ph. 0457 995 155. GYMNASTICS LEOTARD. NK Brand. sparkling silver, black and gold. With stars. Suit girl 6-10 years old. $30. ph. 0457 995 155. SMALL FISH TANK. With lid, inc. 2 pumps, filters. Good cond. $45 the lot. Ph. 0438 982 729. PUSHBIKE RACK FOR CAR. Holds 3 bikes. $45. Ph. 0408 642 358. MICROWAVE, small, silver. Brand new cond. $40. Ph. 0438 982 729. BAR FRIDGE. Suit caravan or horse truck. 12v, works well. $50. Ph. 0411 743 648. COMPOST MAKER, Tumbleweed. $50. Ph. 0417 505 731. CAMPING STOVE. Two burner, gas, with accessories. Brand new. $40. Ph. 0411 329 348.

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CHIROPRACTOR Garry Harrison 19 Moonah Street Cape Paterson Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday By appointment Ph: 5674 8290

CHIROPRACTOR NORMAN G. VRADENBURG “NON-FORCE PRACTITIONER” 28 Reilly Street, INVERLOCH HOURS - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday by appointment Phone and fax 5674 3666 South Gippsland Chiropractic Services & Adjunctive Therapies P/L

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Rustic Rugs Exhibition



At Moo’s at Meeniyan May 1 - 28

& Railway Walk SUNDAY MAY 5 9am - 1pm STALLS UNDER COVER

‘What a Hoot!’

Contact 5657 3253

Sunday, May 5

business opportunities

10am - 3pm


Barbara and Karl Kappes 5664 4460

Mirboo North - with 2BR F/hold ........... $695,000 La Trobe Valley - Growth Area ............. $560,000 Welshpool - with 4BR F/hold ............... $430,000 South Gippsland - Blue Chip ............... $350,000 Sea Change - Bass Coast ................... $285,000 Traralgon Area - Stand Alone .............. $220,000

PRICES FROM $150 - 2 ALPACAS 1403 Foster-Mirboo Road VicRoads Map 103D2 Signs from Dumbalk North

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO EXTRACT GROUNDWATER South Gippsland Water advises that current storages for the townships of Korumburra and Leongatha are below 50% capacity. As such, South Gippsland Water intends to extract groundwater for the purpose of supplementing the water supply and storages for Korumburra. South Gippsland Water is thereby giving notice of intention to begin taking groundwater under licence BEE0319098 for the month of May 2013. This requirement is as per 4.1 of the Second Schedule of Addendum 459435 of the South Gippsland Water Groundwater Licence BEE0319098. For any correspondence pertaining to this information please call South Gippsland Water on 5682 0444.

FORM B SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE COUNCIL NOTICE OF AN APPLICATION FOR A PLANNING PERMIT An Application for Planning Permit has been made which may affect you. The land affected by the application is located at 13-21 Royston Street, Meeniyan VIC 3956 being CA 19 S3 Parish of Nerrena. The application is for a permit to: Telecommunication Facility (40m high monopole, 3 panel antennas, 2 parabolic antennas, 2 outdoor cabinets at ground level and ancillary works) and create access to a Road Zone Category 1. The applicant for the permit is: Visionstream Pty Ltd. The Application Reference Number is: 2013/61. You may look at the Application and any documents that support the Application at the office of the Responsible Authority. This can be done during office hours (8.30am to 5pm) and is free of charge. The Responsible Authority is: South Gippsland Shire Council Private Bag 4 9 Smith Street, Leongatha 3953 Any person who may be affected by the granting of the permit may object or make other submissions to the Responsible Authority. An objection must be sent to the Responsible Authority in writing, include the reasons for the objection and state how the objector would be affected. If you object, the Responsible Authority will tell you its decision. The Responsible Authority will not decide on the application until 14 days after the date of this Notice. Signature for the Applicant: Visionstream. Dated: 30.4.2013. * Please be aware that copies of submissions received by Council may be made available for inspection to any person for the purpose of consideration as part of the planning process.

business opportunities

CONNECT BUSINESS AGENTS Suite 4, 1 Maroondah Highway, Croydon. Vic. 3136 Phone: 9879 6833 or 0419 357 484

situations vacant

situations vacant


Meat Processors, labourers and Skilled Staff Required For large Export Meat processing facilities in the South Eastern suburbs, Central South Gippsland and Wonthaggi Region. Stability and Long term Employment Opportunities Available Duties include: • General Labouring • Process Work • Rendering • Boning/Slicing/Knife Hand • Picking & Packing Experience not essential. Full training provided. MUST be Australian citizen or permanent resident. Full time & casual positions available. Early starts. MUST be prepared to attend INFORMATION SESSION. Eligibility Criteria Applies. To apply please call 8398 1728 or email your most recent resumé to


GSHS are looking for a number of enthusiastic and committed individuals to fill casual positions in our Allied Health Service and CommunityService areas, to provide administrative and care support to our clinicians. This role will actively provide clinical and administrative support to physiotherapy, day centre, occupational therapy, dietetics, flexible respite and speech pathology services and may be required to work between both Korumburra and Leongatha campuses. As an enthusiastic, team oriented, Allied Health Assistant you will: • Have a positive can-do attitude • Be passionate about providing quality care • Enjoy working as part of a multidisciplinary team • Like the challenge of working within a diverse healthcare environment, across a range of areas • Enjoy expanding your knowledge and continually improving service delivery • Possession of a Light Rigid licence or preparedness to attain such a licence would be viewed favorably • Be prepared to undertake or have a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance. Support can be provided to the right candidate to undertake this qualification. GSHS offers a comprehensive staff support program including, education & mentoring support, orientation program and employee assistance programs. The successful applicants will be required to provide a current satisfactory police record check. For more information about this opportunity, please contact either Vivian Carroll, Allied Health Manager on 5654 2701 or Brendan Kellow, PAG Coordinator on 5654 2785 or via email: Contact Jodie Duckworth on 5667 5664 to obtain the application kit and position description or visit our website at Applications should address the selection criteria listed in the position description. Completed application kits to be submitted by the 3rd May 2013 to: Daniel Smith Director of Ambulatory Care Services Gippsland Southern Health Service Private Bag 13 LEONGATHA 3953

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Prom Country Aged Care

situations vacant

A full time position has become available for an experienced

Person Care Worker

Newhaven College


Phillip Island Australia

The position is for casual relief work starting immediately. The position entails shift work at both Banksia Lodge and Prom View Lodge.

Executive Assistant to the Principal

in our busy Foster Real Estate Office Real Estate and Trust Account knowledge would be an advantage. Current Agents Rep licence preferred. If you enjoy working in a highly rewarding role in a friendly office environment, please forward your handwritten resumé to: Mrs Andrea Funnell Stevens Egan Johnston Pty Ltd Private Bag 12, Leongatha 3953

If you are interested in working in our high quality facilities please contact Lyn Williams or Lee Cooney on 5683 9600 for further information and a position description.

Newhaven College, an independent co-educational school on Phillip Island, offers quality education for students from Prep to Year 12. We seek an experienced, full-time professional to provide high-level executive assistance to the Principal and to lead the Administration team. Please visit Applications close Friday 17 May 2013

situations vacant DAIRY FARMHAND required. Part-time, casual position, available for approx. 3-4 months over calving. 0421-554511.

South Gippsland Shire Council


Service Coordination Officer $32.12 per hour Casual position An opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and motivated person to assist our busy Aged & Disability Service team during peak times and coverage of leave. You will be responsible for providing administrative support within the team and assist with service coordination including rostering of shifts in accordance to a Clients’ Care Plan, coordinating Meals on Wheels and Community Transport Volunteers. If you have previous experience in a service coordination and/or administration role and enjoy communicating with a diverse range of people, including those who are frail and aged and those with a disability, then it would be great to hear from you. Enquiries to Louise Brydon, Aged & Disability Manager 5662 9200. All applicants must submit an Employment Application form and address the selection criteria outlined in the position description by 5pm Wednesday 8 May 2013. Further information and a position description are available on our website.

agistment AGISTMENT wanted for 25-50 dairy cows. Ph: 5668-9292.

Building a Healthy Community

Physiotherapist Gr 2 0.4 EFT

Bass Coast Community Health seeks expressions of interest for the employment of an experienced Physiotherapist to join our dedicated, valued and highly professional Allied Health team. This position is located at San Remo and Cowes sites and could also involve outreach work. Remuneration for this position as per relevant professional qualifications. Enquiries to Paul Greenhalgh, Coordinator Allied Health. To obtain a position description and an employment application form, please telephone reception on 5671 9200 or refer to our website: All applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria contained in the position description, and include the Application for Employment form. Applications close 5pm Friday, May 10, and should be addressed to: HR Administrator Bass Coast Community Health Service 1 Back Beach Road San Remo Vic 3925 or by email to:

AGISTMENT required for 30-50 dry cows, for the month of June. Phone Daniel 0429-856292.

for rent 2 BDRM HOUSE Mt Eccles, $115 per week. 5668-6373. WONTHAGGI modern central shop, $295 pw, central office $195 pw. Ph: 0408-981819.

for sale







5672 3127 CYPRESS SLEEPERS 200 x 50 x 2.4, $8 each. 0438-636201.

Family Resource Centre Part time, ongoing, 16 hours per week Monday and Tuesday

CYPRESS SLEEPERS Good grade 200 x 75 x 2.4, $12 each; 200 x 50 x 2.4, $9 each. Second grade 200 x 75 x 2.4, $7 each; 200 x 75 x 2.4, $5 each. Phone Fletch 0417-550621. Other timber also available.

Latrobe Community Health Service is one of the largest community health providers in Victoria. We provide professional and career development, salary packaging, an employee assistance program, work life balance and much more. We are currently offering the following career opportunity:

FIREWOOD - good local peppermint gum, $60 for a spud box, cut and split. 0417-385035 Stony Creek area.

Assessment Clinician - 17770 Permanent Part Time position, base location Morwell LCHS is seeking applications from health professionals with qualifications in Nursing (RN Division 1), social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy or psychology to fulfil the role of Gateway Assessment Clinician.

FIREWOOD, redgum & local wood, Ph 0408-980711, A/H 5662-5175.

This position is responsible for comprehensive aged care assessments (ACAS) and recommendations regarding the care needs of aged persons and eligible younger people with a disability. Future program needs may involve a broader range of assessments of varying complexity (other than ACAS).

FIREWOOD local hardwood mixture, split, dry, pick up or delivered. Bulk loads available, $85 per metre. Ph: 0437-176187.

Previous experience in ACAS would be highly regarded however training will be provided for successful applicants without this experience. Hours of work are negotiable between 64 - 76 hours per fortnight. For further information in regards to this position please contact Kate Graham, Manager Gateway on (03) 5136 5441.

Applications close 4.30pm, Friday 10 May 2013.


Applications are invited for a person holding a Bachelor of Social Work or Social/Welfare Work qualification with relevant experience to work within our social work team.Those currently undertaking studies in this field may also be considered. The successful person needs to have the capability to work in the Enhanced Intake Emergency Relief program and be able to support the Hospital Social Work role, under guidance, as required. The successful applicant will be required to conduct psychosocial assessments, have demonstrable counselling experience, knowledge of mental health issues and enjoy brief interventions and a rapidly changing case load. The successful applicant will share the responsibility of distributing Emergency Relief funding and assist clients with other community support opportunities, within the established guidelines of the agency. A focus of this role is to offer professional support to clients to address the issues behind their need to attend this Intake service. Enquiries may be addressed to Noel Sibly on 56713278. A Position Description can be collected from Reception of the Family Resource Centre or viewed and downloaded on the Bass Coast Regional Health website, Applications comprising: a cover letter, a current CV including the name and contact details of at least two recent professional referees and a statement addressing the selection criteria; can be emailed to: or submitted by post to the address below. Noel Sibly Manager Family Resource Centre Bass Coast Regional Health PO Box 120, Wonthaggi Vic 3995 Applications close May 3 2013

• For further information and copies of each position description visit our careers page • Applicants must address the Selection Criteria and lodge their application online. • No late or hard copy applications will be accepted.

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SNOOKER/POOL table. Full size 12’ x 6’, 5 piece slate table. All accessories. $1,000. Ph: 5683-2518. TIMBER Kiln dried blackwood, silver wattle, cypress, celery top pine, most sizes for furniture and craft, also slabs and structural pine. Ph: 56812261.

livestock LAMBS 6 month old females, suit breeding or meat. Great grass eaters, drenched and vaccinated. From $50 each. 0428356376.

used machinery

167 Graham Street, Wonthaggi (opp. Ritchies IGA)


for sale SLEEPERS, treated pine, 200x50x2.4 $12.10 each, 200x75x2.4 $16.75 each. Free delivery for pack lots. Phone Joe 0417-530662.

HAY: small squares, excellent quality, shedded, suitable for horses, new season, $9 each. Mardan, can deliver 50 or more, conditions apply. 56641320. PIANO for sale. Ph: 0408634239. 46 ROUND BALES 5x4, $50 each. Pick up from paddock. Leongatha area. Ph: 0430-767950. SAVAGE STREAKER 60hp, Evinrude motor, second owner, VGC, $9,500. Ph: 0422-397933. SILAGE 30 rolls, $55 inc. GST. Contact Joe 0428585954.

TRACTOR John Deere 1140, 4WD. Good order $8,900 ONO. Ph: 56623746.

used vehicles

FREE CAR REMOVAL Will pay up to $300 for complete car Buyers of scrap metal All machinery Bins provided

Bass Coast Metal Recyclers 5672 2946 0417 556 593

Affordable cars at drive away prices

garage sales

Garage Sale 14 Swanson Street KORUMBURRA Lots of cheap household stuff


MAY 4 & 5 9am - all day


Saturday May 4 8am - 3pm No early birds

GARAGE SALE The “STAR” can help you promote your event with our

$27.50 GARAGE SALE KIT KIT INCLUDES 5cm x S/C advert (valued at $33.00) • 2 x A4 Garage Sale Signs • Garage Sale Tips (dos and don’ts) • Sheet of Price Stickers • Star Carry Bag

Total package valued at $41 ADVERTISE by calling 5662 5555 or emailing or call in to 36 McCartin Street LEONGATHA to pick up your kit when you place your advertisement

LEONGATHA 7 Koonwarra Road, Saturday May 4, 8am - 1pm. New and used clothes, tealight party candleholders, mixed garden and household items.



Geary Road Leongatha

MT ECCLES HALL Wednesday, May 29, 2013 8pm

LMCT 10804


SG CHEAPEST CARS Phone Judy or Geoff 0428 920 095 for full range of vehicles Or visit: NOTE: drive away means no more to pay. All on road costs paid.

wanted BOATS wanted. Cash paid. Ph: 0417-592169.

message of hope

“NOW the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” Throw off the bonds that hold you and receive free life-giving grace from God as you turn to Him. 2 Corinthians 3:17.


wanted to buy CASH PAID farm four wheelers, ag bikes, trucks, 4WDs and ride-on mowers. Any condition. Phone Matt 0401-194601.

work wanted FULLY Qualified Painter. No job too small. Good rates. Call Drew on 56624238 or 0418-517443.

LEONGATHA RSL thanks members of the community for supporting the annual Anzac Appeal and for their attendance at the dawn service, march and community service.

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birthdays 40TH BIRTHDAY Brendan Noonan, May 13, 2013. Happy birthday Brendan. We love you. Mum, Damien and family.

births AESCHLIMANN - Terry and Marg are delighted to have a new grandson. Patrick Cael was born to Andrew and Bonnie in Broken Hill on Tuesday, April 16 weighing 7lb 14ozs. He is a little brother for Jhamin, 31/2 and Daniel 2.

LESTER - Lachlan. Brad and Penny Lester of Inverloch would like to announce the birth of Lachlan MacAulay Lester at Leongatha Memorial Hospital on April 20. He is an adorable brother for Phoebe and Bethany. Thank you to the wonderful midwives and doctors.

marriage celebrant

Jenny Milkins All areas - 5672 3123

CAM ABOOD Leongatha 5662 4191

bereavement thanks SINCERE personal thanks Jo, Dr Joy Linton, caring Woorayl Lodge staff, for kind support; my dear family, who are always there for me, residents, friends, for plants, cards, friendship. It helps to know you care. I have beautiful memories of my wonderful loving sweetheart Harry Burge. Joyce Calder.


HOLMES - Robyn. The committee and members of the South Gippsland Umpires Association wish to extend their deepest sympathies to Mat and his family on the recent loss of their mother. MAYO - Peter. To Jenny, Sarah, Jane and families. Our thoughts are with you in memory of a wonderful man and neighbour who always had a warm smile and a tale to tell. Sadly missed but always remembered. Mark, Teresa and Oscar Pors. MAYO - Peter. Condolences to Jenny and family. Peter was such an endearing neighbour and friend, always ready with a cheerful smile to assist at any time. Lincolndale Agricultural Services will miss his input, involvement and enthusiasm in many projects. The workshop will always be grateful for his can-do attitude. Riley family. MAYO - Peter. Drum Major and Committee Member of South Gippsland Shire Brass Band. His leadership of the band on ceremonial occasions will be sadly missed, as will the jovial conversations in the bandroom. We will remember Peter always, and particularly every time we march. Our deepest sympathy to Peter’s family. The Committee and Members of South Gippsland Shire Brass Band.


deaths ORCHARD Harold James. In Tasmania. 1933 - 2013 Passed away April 27, 2013. Aged 80 years. Loved dad of Jim, Anita and Julie. Father-in-law of Irene, Mike and Mark. Grandad of Erich, Rob, Sam, Hayley and Keeley. Loved son of John and Alice (both dec). Beloved brother of Jean, Ellie and Dave (dec). Uncle to many nieces, nephews and families.

funerals BYRNE - The Funeral Service for the late Mrs Betty June Byrne, late of Venus Bay will be held at the Wonthaggi Uniting Church, Broome Crescent, Wonthaggi on Tuesday, May 7 commencing at 11am.

CONWAY - A Graveside Funeral Service for the late Kathleen (Kitty) Conway will be held at the Leongatha Lawn Cemetery on Thursday, May 2, 2013 commencing at 11.30am.

deaths APLIN - Deidre Ann Raff. At Grand Ridge Lodge, Mirboo North, April 22. Loved sister of Alan (dec), Charlotte and Robert. Loved aunt of their families. Reunited with John. BYRNE - Betty June. On April 28 2013, passed away aged 85 years. Loving wife of Bill (dec), loving mother of Cheryl, Wayne (dec), Russell and April. Loving grandmother of Christian, Danny, Christie, Mitchell, Ethan and Sienna. You are now at peace and reunited with family and friends. Sadly missed. CONWAY - Kathleen Jean (Kitty). On April 24, 2013 at Grevillea Wing, Yallambee Aged Care Home, Traralgon. Much cared for twin daughter of the late James and Louisa Conway of Leongatha. Twin sister to Shiela (Broadhead), sister to Jessie, Lindsay and Florrie (all dec). Closing the final chapter of 106 years’ association with the ‘Gatha.

Continued from page 1. There will be two showrooms, a customer area including a cafe, a workshop plus room to allow for future expansion. Both new Holdens and used cars will be sold from the site. A Holden facility has been planned at the site for some time and Mr Johnson confirmed the economic climate was a factor in why the project was delayed. The final permits came through a few weeks ago, confirming the project could start with BFN Neilson Developments based in Traralgon as the builders. “It is now full steam ahead and we are very excited for Leongatha and surrounding areas,” he said

Work starts: it’s official, site works have started at the Koonwarra Road location for the Leongatha Holden dealership.

ORCHARD - The Funeral Service for Mr Harold James Orchard will be held at the Inverloch Uniting Church, Williams Street, Inverloch on Thursday, May 2, 2013 commencing at 3pm. At the conclusion of the service the funeral will leave for the Inverloch Cemetery.


in memoriam MATERIA Gaetano (Tom). May 4, 1990 As time goes by our loving memories live on. Always remembered and loved. Love your wife, Pina and family.

New $2 million Leongatha showroom works under way

Little joy in State Budget By Jane Ross NEXT Tuesday’s State Budget will be a difficult one.

Paul & Margaret Beck proprietors Caring for our Community, personal dignified service to all areas 5662 2717 Pre-need Funeral Plans available Office and Chapel: 24 Anderson Street, Leongatha MEMBER OF AUSTRALIAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION

Wonthaggi Little Aths presentations

Mason Wilson Memorial Trophy: Phylis Wilson, Ethan Slade (recipient), Emma Wilson and Reg Wilson.

Deputy Premier Peter Ryan said this on Friday. Speaking to The Star during a visit to South Gippsland, Mr Ryan said he realises people are sick of hearing the government has taken a $1 billion GST hit. “But it’s fact and we have to cut the cloth accordingly. We have made a number of difficult but responsible decisions to keep the economy running at its maximum.” He said the focus of the budget would be very significant infrastructure investment in which “regions feature large”. However he did temper that comment by saying the regions already benefit from the ongoing $1 billion Regional Growth Fund. Mr Ryan toured the Leongatha Education Precinct with Education Minister Martin Dixon who refused to say whether there would be any money in the budget for the Wonthaggi Education Precinct in McKenzie Street. “The issue there is the transfer of the land and that hasn’t been settled yet. We need to get that sorted before we can put any buildings on it,” he said. The Gippsland South MLA is revelling in his portfolio of Minister for State Development. He picked up that new role in a reshuffle after the Liberal Party ditched

Ted Baillieu as its leader, appointing Denis Napthine in his stead. Mr Ryan said a lot of the ideas he has brought to his Ministry of Regional and Rural Development “will now be brought to bear in the wider state sense”. He said the focus would be on the Melbourne metropolitan area but the regions would “also be beneficiaries”. Bringing state development under the one hand will, he stressed, make things work much better. “For example, a lot of what I’m now involved in is international engagement with foreign markets. I will receive incoming delegations to Victoria. Those wanting to invest come through me. “I will visit a lot of those markets and that will mean added investment statewide. Leongatha will be directly benefited as Murray Goulburn continues to expand.” The role includes government policy making and having a greater controlling hand in the way investment comes to the state. Mr Ryan said the issue of red tape is “first, second and third” on the agenda of every public meeting he goes to and he can see many situations where he will make changes to free up the capacity for business. Even small regulatory changes can make a big difference to the way business operates. “I intend to solve these issues in a timely manner.” His new portfolio includes marketing the state.

Korumburra Secondary ready to improve KORUMBURRA Secondary College is undertaking the first step in a school improvement project. The project is aiming to change the climate and culture at the school. College principal Terry Harrington told The Star this is a good move for the school. “We are working with a professional learning group in Melbourne called Insight SRC over the course of the year to work on some improvement projects in the school,” he said. “The focus is going to be on the climate and the culture of the school and how we can improve on those things.” The project began with training a leadership team of six staff last term. “This consisted of a couple of days of training with the group and consisted of 360 degree feedback on the team around the leadership qualities and how they view change in the school,” Mr Harington said. “They also have some quite intensive work around physiological testing for them as individuals and leaders. “This team will be undertaking that process of changes in the school.” Another group of ‘informal leaders’ will help with project implementation in the school as well. The project is just in its

infancy at the moment but will be in effect over the next few years at the college. “The process is a bit slow but it’s all about having a positive impact on culture and climate and having that leverage for the change over the next couple of years,” Mr Harrington said. “We’re at a point where our previous strategic plans have come to an end. All of this will influence the new direction of the college. “This is a new beginning for the college and it will inform the new direction so it’s a pretty important time.” Parent and student interaction will be an important part of the project. “As this school improvement team gets into swing we will see the start of some conversations with students, parents and the community in how they see things,” Mr Harrington said. “I think one of the things I have found here is that students to a large extent haven’t had a lot of say or been asked for a lot of feedback around their own learning. “That’s an area that I would personally like to see worked on and I think the leadership team and the staff feel the same as well. “Modern learning would include the students’ views in their own learning.” Projects within the school are set to be in action before the end of the term.

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Wonthaggi Little Aths

President’s awards: Tim Robbins and Raymond Slade (president).

Outstanding: Steve Plumb (coach), Nicola Slade (outstanding athletic achievement) and Terra Plumb.

Age champions: back from left, Brodie Anderson, Bridget Lowe, Jade Dalton, Melody Notley, Georgia Filippi, second from back, Rohan Slade, Matthew Nicholson, Lanni Pryor, Ethan Slade, Cooper Wagner, Declan Ryan, second from front, Alicia Smith, Tevuro Ihomana-Montgomery, Nicola Slade, Xavier Lindsay, Sonny McMillan, front, Finn Gleeson, Jai Williamson and Ella Smith. Absent : Olivia Bramley. • GOLF


Record breakers: back, from left, Ethan Slade, Patrick Ryan, Lanni Pryor, Melody Notley, Declan Ryan, Brodie Anderson, front, Matthew Nicholson, Nicola Slade, Tevuro Ihomana-Montgomery, Xavier Lindsay and Sonny McMillan.

Mayor’s message Cr Kieran Kennedy

MANY old friendships and memories were renewed recently when Council held its five year reunion of past Councillors at the Leongatha RSL. Approximately 60 attended the reception and it was wonderful to have so many pre–amalgamation Councillors making the effort. It was a great opportunity to say thanks to people who have contributed so much to the prosperity of South Gippsland. Many advances that they set in motion years ago have come to fruition for us to enjoy, so Council took the opportunity to present these significant citizens with framed certificates that acknowledged their efforts and we hope to see them again at the next reunion. It was pleasing to be an active participant at the Regional Living Expo in Melbourne last week. Witnessing our Council team interacting in what can only be described as true community engagement. Discussing issues and opportunities with potential new residents unfamiliar with our Shire, along with non-permanent residents who visit and stay often, gave us valuable insights into what people are searching for. People were impressed by the natural beauty of our region, our community facilities and business and real estate opportunities. Many enquiries were received from skilled professionals from industries including IT, finance and medical. Also high on their radar were the emerging benefits that our new Leongatha Hospital and Education Precinct will deliver the community. These, along with other developments, promote South Gippsland as an appealing option to consider against other rural areas in Victoria. Following on from the proactive work in attracting business and new residents to the Shire, it is welcome news to hear that another major investment opportunity is potentially taking place in South Gippsland. Aldi Supermarkets have submitted a planning application for a proposed store in Leongatha. Following significant investment in the Toora district with the new milk plant, I hope this recent trend continues and we witness even further investment in the Shire, making us an even more attractive lifestyle and investment option. Council’s focus on community consultation and advocacy continued with a public meeting at Nyora on Monday 22 April. This was to coordinate an approach to the Essential Services Commission (ESC) to ensure the proposed sewerage scheme system for Loch, Nyora and Poowong proceeds as a matter of urgency. Well attended by approximately 80 people, a motion to endorse the proposed water rate increases was carried unanimously. Submissions are due to the ESC by 2 May 2013. Finally, budget time has arrived again at Council, and continuing with our commitment to engaging with our community, we are keen to receive your thoughts and feedback. Community submissions are invited to the proposed 2013-14 Budget, 201314 Annual Plan and 2013-2017 Council Plan. These documents help to formulate Council’s direction and services, so we are keen to ensure that our community are provided with ample opportunity to review the reports and provide comment. Copies of the reports can be viewed at the Council office in Leongatha, or downloaded from from 2 May to 29 May. Submissions can be made in person, or by mail or email, and should be received by close of business Wednesday 29 May. Cr Kieran Kennedy Mayor

Club champions 2012/2013: back, from left, Nicola Slade, Brodie Anderson, Jai Williamson, front, Xavier Lindsay and Ella Smith.

SATURDAY’S event, kindly sponsored by W. Bullock, was a 4BBB stableford. The winners, with 46 points, were R. Matthews (20) and J. Wilson (14). Congratulations to J. W. for only appearing on the card eight times. Runners-up, with 41 points, were D. Thomson and I. Inglis. Balls to F. Peile and G. Revell, J. Cusack and R. Hannay, I. Trease and G. Cope – all with 40 points. NTP was G. Revell and pro pin was W. Reilly. In his absence R. Thomas didn’t win the member’s draw. Last into the clubhouse, after a 20 hole knock-out round, H. Mueller and D. Baggallay (the eventual winner), were first and second out of the raffle. Tuesday’s singles stableford was won by R. Hannay (22) with 35 points. Balls to L. Redpath, R. McGeary, D. McIntyre and B. Dewar. NTP was R. McGeary and best nine went to P. Johnston. There was no Thursday event because of ANZAC day. Players have been requested not to use their putter heads to retrieve golf balls as they are causing damage to the holes. Offenders will be sent to the naughty corner. Next Saturday sees the commencement of the men’s

championships to be played over three weekends.

Meeniyan ladies There were 17 players who competed in a 3BBB. Sponsor for the day was Heather McCaughan. Winners on the day were Dot Christie, Mandy Kuhne and Gail Browne (67). DLB went to Faye Le Page, Grace Benson and Jenny Cope (65). Nearest The Pin on the 2nd Hole was Dot Christie. Nearest The Pin on the 14th Hole was Dot Christie.

Wonthaggi ladies WELL a game of par certainly is a challenge but as always there are a few clever golfers who manage the conditions very well while a few of us are wondering how we ever were able to play the game. A Grade was won by Annie Tschiderer (11) 2 down , B Grade by evergreen Ria Stewart (19) square while Bev Dobson (33) was the best C grade score at 4 down. NTP 2nd Denise Miller while the 8th and 17th remained free of tee shots for the day. BDL R Stewart sq, J Loughran 1 down, S Piasente ,A Tschiderer and J Evens (all 2 down) and A Walker, F Davis, C Yann, (3 down) B Dobson and R Wilkinson (4 down) Even though the harder

conditions were reflected in the scores there were still many reduced handicaps happening. B Bowmar to 24, F Davis to 24, B Dobson to 32, C Hamilton 34, P Hanley 22, J Loughran 21, S Piasente 18, A Tschiderer 10 , A Walker 7, R Wilkinson 16 congratulations to all. Well done to the hard working Ben, Kevin and John who were putting in a great effort to save our 17th green after it was vandalised.

Woorayl ladies

LAST Wednesday the 4BBB was sponsored by Jenny Riseley and the winners were Sue Wakefield and Jenny Riseley with 41 points. Runners up were Anne Grist and Elsie McBride with 40 points (on a count back). Balls down the line went to Fay Maynard and Jo Fennell, 40 points, Ros Blew and Inge Gilliam also 40 points and Heather Sullivan and Melinda Martin with 38 points. Nearest the pin on the 11th was Marg Tuckett and on the 17th was Dot Jarvis. This was the second round of the D and J O’Connor board event with the final, to be played in a few weeks between Sue Wakefield and Jenny Riseley against Ros Blew and Inge Gilliam. Next week we play for the May Monthly Medal.

Portrait prize winners THE winner of the Great Southern Portrait Prize for 2013 is Tom Murray-White of Wonthaggi with a portrait of his son Lewtas. The portrait titled I love Lewey!, is oil on plywood and has a price tag of $990. The awards were announced on Sunday, April 28. Tom has won $1000 as well as the Packer’s Prize of $100. The second prize went to Elisabeth Williams with her work titled Through Rose

Coloured Glasses, an acrylic on canvas with a price of $790. Highly commended awards went to Ann Slater for work titled Marty “Moo” Thomas, an acrylic, POA; Linda Keagle for her work titled Diva, a photograph priced at $350. In the Junior Section, the winner was Abbie Thomas (12 years old) with Mystery I, an acrylic with a price of $16. Highly commended were Ava Brown with work titled My Sister Elsie, acrylic, not for sale and Maddie Newland aged 9 with work

First prize: Tom Murray-White with judges Paul Bottaro and Ponch Hawkes. Photo courtesyYianni Banikos.

titled My Friend, not for sale. The Packer’s Prize for the junior section is Erin Howard (aged 14) with work titled Erin, acrylic, not for sale. The Great Southern Portrait Prize is exhibited at Stockyard Gallery in Foster every day between 10am-4pm until May 13 Tom Murray-White will also be exhibiting new work in an exhibition with Paul and Wendy Satchell at Gecko Studio Gallery between September 15 and October 19.

Winning works: Lewtas Murray-White admires his own portrait, painted by his father, Tom. Photo courtesyYianni Banikos.

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MDU Cricket Club Awards MDU Cricket Club held its annual awards presentation recently.

Awards given for the club were league captain which went to Tyrone Zukovskis. Captain’s awards went to Noel Grayden and Kurt Sinclair in C Grade and Steve Riley in B Grade. Cricketer of the year for each grade went to Kieran Brown, C2 Blue, Nick Hill, C2 Red, Simon McRae, B Grade, and Mark LePage, A Grade. Framed score sheets were

awarded to those who scored centuries throughout the season, these went to Nick Hill, Paul Robinson, Mark LePage, Ryan Olden, Simon McRae and Steve Arnup. Best club person went to Haylee Sawers for her tireless work throughout the season. Haylee ran the bar, scored, made up the century score awards, and her help out at the annual campdraft was more than appreciated.

Nerrena CC presentations THE Nerrena Cricket Club ended season 2012-13 recently at the Nerrena Hall.

Life members: life memberships were awarded to long time players and supporters of the MDU Cricket Club Steve Sinclair and Tim Bright.

Over 70 players and families, members, life members and supporters were in attendance. Club president Terry Clark introduced the 18 club Life Members that were present on the night. Tim Wightman capped of an amazing year with the ball when he was presented with his seventh Jack Clark Memorial Club Champion Award, as well as being the winner of the Brian”Ernie” Salmon Club Best and Fairest. The A Grade bowling average was also won by Tim who took 46 wickets at an average of 16.97. Young opening batsman Mitchell Clark won his first club batting award with an average of 42.10. Newcomer to the club Tom Davison was presented with the Captains Award by A Grade Captain Damien Symmons.

David Trotman won the B Grade batting award with an average of 64.67, while club veteran Wayne Telfer won the bowling award with an average of 21.85. Young bowler Jayke Hoy was presented with the Captains Award by B Grade Captain Zack Trease. C Grade Captain Kevin Clark won the bowling award with an average of 10.50, Barry Standfield won the batting award with an average of 47.67 and upcoming youngster Charlie Dougherty was presented with the Captains Award. The Best Club Person Award was presented to Zack Trease. Zack is a tireless worker for the club contributing in many ways week in week out. Tim Clark was presented with the President’s Award and Joel Renden won the Rex Trease Memorial Award. All players that made centuries and took five wickets in a match were presented with score sheets as a memento of their efforts.

C Grade awards: Colin Olden (Bowling Award), Greg Jones (Batting), Neil Grayden (Captains Award), Luke Mercer (Fielding), Nick Hill (Batting), Liam Harrington (Fielding) and Kurt Sinclair (Bowling). Absent, Kieran Brown (Bowling).

A Grade awards: from left, Mitchell Clark (A Grade Batting), Damien Symmons (captain-coach), Tom Davison (Captains Award), Tim Wightman (Club Champion, Club Best and Fairest and A Grade Bowling). A and B Grade awards: A Grade award winners were Steve Arnup (Bowling), Mark Cantwell (Bowling), Mark Le Page (Batting), Cam Le Page (Fielding), B Grade was Simon Mc Rae (Batting). Absent Brett Mc Knight (Bowling) and Ben Thomas (Fielding).

TIDES Here is an easy guide to tides in your area. To determine tides for a particular area, add or subtract periods of times as shown below. Earlier Minutes Apollo Bay ...........................25 King Island (Grassy) ...........10 King Island (Surprise Bay)....40 King Island (Franklin) ...........40 Lakes Entrance .................... 170 Lorne ...................................... 20 Mallacoota Inlet.................... 158 Rip Bank ................................ 15 Snowy River Entrance ......... 170 _______________________ Cape Schanck, Flinders, Mornington Ocean Beaches, Seal Rocks, Venus Bay, Waratah Bay, Woolamai ....... nil _________________________ Later Minutes Altona ................................... 195 Barwon Heads Bridge ........... 15 Carrum ................................. 195 Corinella ................................. 68 Cowes Pier............................. 50 Dromana .............................. 195 Frankston ............................. 195 Geelong ............................... 210 Hastings ................................. 66 Hovell Pile ............................ 195 Inverloch Pier ......................... 15 Melbourne ............................ 200 Mornington ........................... 195 Newhaven Jetty ..................... 30 No. 1 West Channel (Annulus)........................... 50 No. 2 South Channel Light .... 70 No. 8 South Channel Light .. 150 Port Albert Pier ...................... 90 Portarlington Pier ................. 190 Portsea Pier ........................... 80 Port Welshpool (Rabbit Island .................... 10 Queenscliffe Pier ................... 30 Rhyll ....................................... 60 Rosebud............................... 195 Rye Pier ............................... 170 St. Leonards Pier ................. 190 Sandringham ....................... 195 Sorrento Pier........................ 130 Stony Point ............................. 40 South Channel Pile Light ..... 190 Swan Island Dock ................ 120 Tooradin ............................... 105 Warneet.................................. 84 Williamstown ........................ 200 Welshpool Pier....................... 90

At Port Phillip Heads









height (metres)

0323 0922 1623 2151

1.54 0.17 1.72 0.55

0410 1010 1710 2238

1.52 0.23 1.66 0.55

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1.42 0.42 1.52

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0.56 1.37 0.54 1.46

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0.56 1.35 0.65 1.41

0230 0937 1443 2140

0.55 1.37 0.74 1.39

All times shown in 24 hour clock 0001 - 1200..................AM 1201 - 2400..................PM

B Grade awards: from left, Jayke Hoy (Captains Award), David Trotman (Batting Award), Wayne Telfer (Bowling Award) and Zack Trease (B Grade Captain).

Michael Trotto: Batting Award for the Under 16s.

C Grade awards: from left, Charlie Dougherty (Captains Award), Barry Standfield (Batting Award) and Kevin Clark (Bowling Award).

Young guns: Liam Harrington (Most Improved), and Mike Olden (Batting Award) for the Under 16s.

Top clubmen: from left, Joel Renden (Rex Trease Memorial Award), Tim Clark (Presidents Award) and Zack Trease (Best Club Person).

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - PAGE 59

| SPORT South Gippsland pennant golf Round 6 results

Division 1 (at Phillip Island): Wonthaggi 6 d Korumburra 1, Meeniyan 5 d Woorayl 2, Lang Lang 6 d Leongatha 1, Phillip Island - bye. Division 2 (at Wonthaggi): Aussie Golf 5 d Phillip Island 2, Foster 7 d Leongatha 0, Wonthaggi 4 d Lang Lang 3. Division 3 (at Leongatha): Wonthaggi 4 d Foster 3, Lang Lang 4 d Phillip Island 3, Woorayl 4 d Korumburra 3, Leongatha - bye. Division 4 (at Aussie Golf): Aussie Golf 5 d Leongatha 2, Woorayl 4 d Wonthaggi 3, Korumburra 4 d Meeniyan 3, Welshpool 4 d Lang Lang 3.


Division 1 Lang Lang .................6 30 Wonthaggi .................3 21 Meeniyan ...................3 19 Woorayl......................3 17 Phillip Island ..............2 14 Korumburra ................1 15 Leongatha ...................0 10 Division 2 Lang Lang .................3 18 Aussie Golf.................3 18 Foster..........................2 18 Wonthaggi .................2 13 Phillip Island ...............1 11 Leongatha ....................1 6 Division 3 Wonthaggi .................5 23 Lang Lang .................4 21 Phillip Island .............3 20 Woorayl......................2 19 Leongatha ...................2 16 Foster ..........................1 16 Korumburra ................1 11 Division 4 Woorayl......................5 27 Wonthaggi .................5 27 Leongatha ..................4 23 Korumburra..............3 25 Lang Lang ...................3 22 Welshpool ...................2 18 Meeniyan ....................1 17 Aussie Golf .................1 9

55.22 51.62 49.74 49.82 47.99 49.82 44.80 55.22 54.57 54.83 47.45 45.34 42.35 55.03 50.17 51.85 49.49 49.11 48.26 48.19 54.05 51.61 53.27 50.87 50.95 48.81 48.78 41.21


OUR medal day was sponsored by M.T.D. and the winner was Dean Dwyer, his net 69 also winning A Grade.

Ryan Higgins won B Grade with a net 70 and C Grade went to George Misson with his net 73. Balls went to Z. Trease, I. Balfour, P. Burgess, N. Lovie, G. Calder, J. Diaper, R. Winkler, F. Dekker, Bo Fiek, M. Wood, P. Wallace and A. Clemann. The nearest the pins went to Ian Balfour and Warren Turner, while Nathan Lowe won the putting competition with 25 putts. The ladies’ competition was won by Jo Fennell, with a ball going to Elsie McBride. Shirley Thomas won the only nearest the pin with her shot on the 17th. Our Anzac Day mixed American foursomes was sponsored by Dave Rounds and was won by L. Richards and Bo Fiek from the Fennells. The ladies’ nearest the pins went to G. Beer and S. Thomas, while Greg Fennell won the only nearest the pin on the 17th. We gave balls to K. and J. Riseley and S. and B. Thomas. Next week we will play a stableford event sponsored by Alex Scott and Staff.

Mirboo North THIRTY-SIX men played a stableford competition on Thursday, April 25. The day winner was Terry Bradshaw (6) 42 pts. B Grade Nigel Bracecamp (15) 37 pts. Down the line: D. Woodall 41, R. Hoskins 40, J. Kus 35, L. Visser (Yallourn) 35, J. Hughes 35. Birdies: 4th T. Bradshaw, J. Kus, P. Chapman; 6th S. Evison, G. Shandley; 16th M. Payne. On Saturday, April 27 there were 37 starters and two ladies. A Grade winner was Ray Matthews (6) 35 pts, B Grade and day winner was Phi Stimson (15) 38 pts. Down the line: J. Gunn 35,


Young Nipper attacks SMILES were broad at Leongatha Table Tennis last Wednesday evening, while the A Reserve comp was playing. A young 8-year-old took his developing brilliance to a new level. Young Jack Couper was likened to a little Jack Russell as he took on a more senior and seasoned opponent. Jack rallied hard to advance his game against John Page. The five set game read, Jack 11, 5, 7, 11, 6, John 9, 11, 11, 9, 11. With minimal points dividing each set, this game was the highlight of the night. Jack’s gallant effort sent chatter throughout the A Reserve players faster than the bush telegraph. Great effort Jack. They did it again. Team Bombers - Mark, Kevin and Cameron Dowling have continued their winning streak. Surly they cannot sustain this right to the end. Which team will it be and who will be individual player that that puts the mockers on them? You will have to keep reading these reports to find out.

Results A Grade April 16: Bombers 7-21 d Smash Shot 4-16, H2S 7-24 d No Name 4-14, Almightys 6-22 d M&Ms 5-18. April 23: Bombers 6-21 d No Name 5-22, H2S 7-21 d M&Ms 4-14, Smash Shot 9-28 d Almightys 2-12. Aggregate (top 7): Dean

Snelling 17, Phil Munro 16, Dirk Holwerda 15, Mark Dowling 15, Bryce Holwerda 12, Trish Denier 12 and Heitor Hilberto 12. Note: Desperately seeking two A Grade players (Tuesday evenings) for the remainder of the season. Contact Michael and Tammy Holwerda 5664 0178. A Reserve April 18: IJI 6-21 d Dominators 5-15, Team 11 7-26 d Team 5 4-14, Mixtures 7-22 d CBA 4-18, Mortein 8-27 d Team 7 3-11, Team 10 6-19 d Team 6 5-17, Team 2 6-20 d Sheldon 5-18. April 24: Dominators 8-27 d MMBT 3-12, Sheldon 9-29 d CBA 2-7, TMS 7-24 d DJS 4-10, Mixtures 9-30 d Mortein 2-6, IJI 7-22 d RAJ 4-12, JSG 11-33 d ARG 0-0. Aggregate (top 6): Ian Jonas 15, Martin Stone 14, Jan Jonas 13, Danny Zizic 13, Stuart Campbell 13 and Kathy Campbell 12.

Ladders A Grade Bombers ..................... 12-47-157 H2S ............................. 10-46-149 Smash Shot .................. 8-40-134 No Name....................... 8-38-135 M&Ms ........................... 2-34-129 Almightys...................... 2-22- 95 A Reserve Mixtures ..................... 10-39-129 JSG ............................. 10-37-115 IJI ............................... 10-35-114 Dominators .................. 8-35-114 DJS ................................ 6-26- 95 TMS .............................. 4-30- 95 Mortein.......................... 4-24- 78 MMBT .......................... 4-23- 84 Sheldon ......................... 2-26- 93 ARG .............................. 2-15- 58 CBA............................... 0-20- 82 RAJ ............................... 0-18- 67

J. Cutts 34, N. Bracecamp 33, T. Bradshaw 33, M. Payne 33. 2nd shot 1st hole Graham Watson. Nearest the pin: 4th J. Gunn, 6th R. Hoskins, 13th C. Bracecamp, 16th G. Shandley. Birdies: 4th P. Chapman, P. Stimson, 6th J. McFarlane. Ladies’ winner was Jess Clark.

Korumburra April 20 THERE were 39 players for the final round of the 4BBB championships, sponsored by the Korumburra Golf Club. Goyne (handicap): J. Wilson (6), S. Rose (14) 125. Parry (scratch): T. O’Neill (3), N. Perks (7) 138. A Grade: P. Johnson (7), J. Stein (17) 59 net. Balls: S. Rose, J. Wilson 63; T. O’Neill, N. Perks 65; A. Brocklebank, N. Ladgrove 65; P. Hopkins, T. Herbert 65. B Grade: J. Bellis 12, P. Broady (22) 63 net. Balls: S. Webster, N. Sparkes 65; M. Deleuw, C. Clasby 65; D. Cow, R. Ludenia 65. Nearest the pin: 1st R. Spokes, 7th G.J. Best, 10th J. Stein, 13th J. Wilson. Tuesday’s winner was John Solly 33 pts, Thursday was A. MacFarlane 35 pts.

April 27 A par (KBDT) competition was played, with trophies by Roger Hamill and Darren Brousema and there were 40 players. A Grade (3 hcp): T. O’Neill +4 on countback from P. Vanagtmaal +4. Balls: L. Webster -2, T. Herbert -3, R. Ludenia -3, R. Newton -3, D. Goad -3. B Grade (26 hcp): G. Cosgriff sq, J. Wilson -1, D. Gow -3. Missed out on countback C. Clasby -3, G. Jones -3. Nearest the pin: 1st P. Vanagtmaal, 7th C. Clasby, 10th D. Hislop, 13th D. Austin. NAGA: P. Broady -10. Tuesday’s winner was M. Giles 38 pts, and Thursday was B. Papadopoulos 39 pts. Notices: Parry’s singles knockout, $4 to enter, both eclectic comps. Handicap pennant: T. Herbert eagled 16th.

Wonthaggi Our mid week competition at-

tracted 18 players. Winner was Chris Wilkinson 33 points. Balls down the line: D. Giffths 36, D. Crellin 35, J. Wade 35, R. Yann 33. Nearest the pin: B. Dicker. Eagle 11th hole D. Crellin. The 9 hole competition results were: winner S. Lowe 18 points. Balls down the line: W. Fennell 17 points, W. Howard 17 points. The Saturday competition was a Stableford event attracting 92 players. A Grade winner P Dell +2, B Grade I. Murrells +4, C Grade P. Chapman +2. Balls down the line: D. Putt +3, J. Jordan +2, P. Studham +1, R. Hill +1, A. Bowman +1, I. Baker square, J. Walsh square, V. Tuddenham square, N. Burne square, R. Thompson -1, P. Magnussen -1, J. Wade -1, C. Vadervelok -1, F. Huber -1. Nearest the pin: 2nd A. Bowman, 13th I. Baker, 8th I. Baker, 17th I. Baker. Some great Pennant results on Sunday. Division 1 won six matches to one and now must defeat Woorayl next Sunday to secure a spot in the final. Division 2 won five matches to two, Division 3 won again and are guaranteed a finals berth and Division 4 had a shock loss 4 matches to 3 but better losing now than in the final which Division 4 is sure to contest. To the brave vandals who destroyed the 17th green not only on Tuesday night but again on Thursday night by pouring lines of sump oil all over the green, you should be ashamed of yourselves. Be warned that when you are caught we will be using the full strength of the court system to prosecute you all as much as possible. Great golfing and “come on” Division 1 this Sunday.

Foster ON Tuesday David Hutchinson (11) fired up again to win with 41 points, with daylight the rest led by Neville Thompson (8), Phil Schofield (13) and Athol McGrath all on 35 points. Thursday clackers Gray (32) made a rare appearance to win with 35 points from Neville Thompson (8) on 34 points. Neville also got the NTP.


First night jitters THE first night of Leongatha badminton got underway, with new players, a new format of play and a very different looking season ahead. It is always a night of great concern for organisers who have selected a group of people into teams. Will they remember, are they committed, do we need extra fill-ins? As it turned out only a couple of players forgot the first night, which the club was able to cover for. On a pleasing note all match results were quite even which augers well for a great season ahead. The Yen versus Shilling match produced two memorable doubles matches, both going to three sets. Great to see junior Evie Dekker have an impact at this level. Steve Johnson was brilliant for Yen, however Nigel Grimes was the pick of the players in this match. Francs versus Pound match was over in a blink of an eye, all sets very one sided. Tarryn Hughes had a top match in her first game at Le-

ongatha badminton. Thanks to Rodney Wyatt for filling in, assisting in this match to progress. The Rupee side had a solid win over Marc. Ian Cole and Tracey Ryan played well, while Jose Shelton was impressive for his team. The final match was the closest of the evening. It was five sets apiece, with Dollar winning by a mere six points over Euro. Jason Richards and Melanie Plunket were excellent for Dollar, while Paris Buckley was the star for Euro. The format appears to work well and all players are encouraged to bring a plate of supper and enjoy a social year of badminton.

Results Rupee 6/114 d Marc 3/98, Dollar 5/111 d Euro 5/105, Shilling 5/124 d Yen 5/114, Pound 4/84 d Franc 4/74.

Ladder Round 1 Rupee.........................................8 Dollar.........................................7 Shilling ......................................7 Pound ........................................6 Euro ............................................5 Yen .............................................5 Franc ..........................................4 Marc ...........................................3

Andrew Brown (19) must be on a chicken only diet as he took the chook again on Friday with the great score of 23 points. Andrew was already on a reduced handicap, and he will be pleased to know that he has now made single figures – he will play off nine for his next three Friday events. Great effort Andrew. The ladies chook went to Lyndell Shilds (29) with 16 points. DTL balls went to David Hutchinson 21, Geoff Nott 20 and Paul Spencer on 18 points. NTP’s were Bill Fuller and David Hutchinson. Saturday was a stableford event for trophies provided by Tony Vanin. President Greg Cox (10) led the way with an impressive 41 points – taking out A Grade from Peter Cambridge (14) and Geoff McKenzie (14) both on 39 points. Neil Chandler (17) continued his good form to win B Grade with 38 points. Other DTL balls went to Norm Cooper (9) on 38 points, and Fred Tyers (11) and George Draegar (23) both on 37 points. The NTP’s were Kevin Flett, Ken Newman, Norm Cooper and John Mathers. The encouragement award went to Mark Handley with 12 points. This was also the last qualifying round of the Frank McKenzie Trophy, and the qualifiers and their semi-final matches are as follows – Neil Chandler vs Fred Tyers, Norm Cooper vs Greg Cox.

Korumburra ladies LAST Wednesday, we were fortunate to have fine weather for the first round of our Women’s Championships. Thirty-one women participated in this competition and we thank Norrie Little for sponsoring the day and providing lovely, colourful plants for the trophies. Division 1 (0-21) was won by Marg Clasby 97 (19) 78 net, and the runner-up was Norrie Little 97 (17) 80 net. Corrie George 103 (25) 78 net, won Division 2 (2239) followed closely by Marj Dixon, 109 (30) 79 net. Players in Division 3 (4045) played a Stableford competition. Congratulations to Lyn Perks, who just last week gained her handicap of 41 and won in her first game. Lyn won Division 3 with 32 points., and Jenny Pollard also did well, being the runner-up with (44) 29 points. Many of our newer members have often been playing 9 holes and it was terrific to see so many finish 18 holes. This is something to be proud of and is a big achievement when beginning golf. Well done to all those girls. Nearest the pins went to Kath Welsh on the 1st, Marg Young on the 10th and Norrie Little on the 13th. As no one landed on the 7th green, names were drawn for the remaining plant and Carie Harding was the lucky winner. Balls down the line went to Kath Welsh, 81 net, Joan Peters, 81 net, Carie Harding, 82 net, and Jan Hewitt, Lee Clements and Barb Walker, all with 83 net. After the first round of competition in the Championships, the current leaders are as follows: A Grade - Lee Clements, B Grade - Joan Peters, C Grade – Corrie George and D Grade – Lyn Perks. The second round of the Championships continue next Wednesday, May 1, with Stroke and Putting and the May Monthly Medal. Check the time sheet for your tee-off time. A reminder

that soup will be available after the game and the stall will be held that day. Last week, two teams travelled to Meeniyan to play in a 3BBB. The teams had no luck but well done to Norrie Little for a nearest the pin and to Lee Clements who scored two nearest the pins. It was great to hear both pennant sides had wins last Monday. Section 2 won 3 ½ / 1 ½ against Foster/Welshpool at Korumburra and Section 3 won 4/1 against Foster/ Welshpool at Lang Lang. Best of luck to the girls in the teams playing next Monday. Many thanks, too, to the many members who provided the tasty lunches and completed the bookwork, such as putting fields out checking cards, for the pennant matches played at Korumburra as well as many other special event days held recently. This is greatly appreciated by all those playing and is an important and valuable part of these days. It was great to have so many compete in the Singles Match-play Knock-out over the last couple of months, where there have been many close matches. Congratulations is extended to Marg Clasby and Norrie Little who will play off in the final before the end of May. Last Saturday, seven women played in a Par event, in fine but windy conditions. The winner was Carie Harding (31) with -2, and the runner-up was Julie Hislop (35) with -5. Nearest the pins went to: 1st to Lee Clements (very close to the hole), 10th to Marg Young and 13th to Marg Harper. A reminder too, to members of the social event on Sunday, May 5 at the golf club, 12 till 3 pm – “Music On The Green,” featuring the Korumburra Secondary College band. If it’s fine, the music will be on the 1st tee so bring a chair or rug. If there is inclement weather, we will be inside the clubhouse 12 – 3pm. $15 adults and $5 for students. Let’s make it a great afternoon to catch up with family and friends and support our club.

Leongatha THE final round of a very successful Club Championship was held on Saturday on true and fast greens but the windy conditions made scoring difficult. Congratulations to Jeremy Westaway who won his 1st Club Championship in convincing manner with a three round total of 228 from Andrew Macfarlane (244). In A Minor Ken Wardle won with 252 from Andrew Sparkes (256). B Grade was taken out by Peter Brownie (263) from Ian Murchie (271). C Grade winner was Dan Poynton (278) from Ron Findlay in a playoff and D Grade was taken out by Steve Miller (306) by one stroke from Hugh Goodman (307). Senior Champion was Ken Wardle (252) from last year’s winner Jon Smith and Doug Clemann both on 254. The R. E. Cameron Trophy for the best three round nett score was taken out by Dan Poynton (223) on a countback from Ron Findlay. In the Daily Competition Ken Wardle (8) was successful in A Grade with a very creditable nett 70 in the windy conditions. Dan Poynton (18) won B Grade on a countback with 69 and C Grade winner was Mike Stewart (23) with a nett 76 also on a countback. NTP and Pro Pin on the 14th was taken by Alan Gra-

ham (visitor) and Evan Jenkins won NTP on the 16th. DTL Balls – M. Burt, J. Burt, F. De Bondt, R. Findlay, J. Fedderson, N. Savino, D. Clemman, S. Drummond, R. Pelletier, T. Moss, P. Stivic, A. Macfarlane, B. Hutton, R. Nelson, I. Nunn, J. Smith, A. Sparkes, G. Morrison and D. Forbes. On Tuesday a Stableford event was held with M. Wrigley (17) taking out A Grade with 37 points and John Renwick (20) successful in B Grade with 36 points. It was also the final round of the Tuesday Plate and the winner was Geoff Tyson with a 73 point total from his best 2 rounds. Mike Wrigley was runner up with 70 points and Paul Wilson finished in 3rd place with 69 points. NTP on the 14th was Norm Hughes and on the 16th Denis McDonald. Balls DTL – J. Cummins, G. McDonald, J. Arnott, G. McRitchie, B. Clark, G. Maher, P. Waters, J. Smith ,R. Rees, N. Hughes and D. Clemann Low scores were the order of the day on Thursday in very windy conditions. Kevin Castwood (11) was one of the few to master the conditions and won the A Grade event with 36 points. Ian Nunn (19) won the B Grade event with 32 points and Richard Nelson (24) took out C Grade with 35 points. Kevin Castwood was also NTP on the 14th and Richard Nelson nearest on the 16th. Balls DTL – P. O’Connor, R. Davies, G. Marsham, T. Lund, J. Cummins, J. Hermens, F. De Bond, M. Oliver, I. Caine, R. Wilson, G. Wilson- Brown, W. Hayes, D. Ayton and B. Cathie. The Division D Pennant Side had a costly loss on Sunday going down 2/5 to Phillip Island, putting their finals hopes in jeopardy. They need a convincing win next week to make the finals.

Leongatha ladies

THE course was in excellent condition for the Royal Women’s Hospital 4BBB stableford event on Wednesday, sponsored by Pat West, club stalwart and Life Member. The winners on the day, from a field of forty, were Wendy Parker and Isobel Sutherland with a score of 41 points. This pair shall now go on to play in the Golf Victoria district final to be held late in May at Leongatha Golf Club. Extra competition fees paid by members will be forwarded to the Royal Women’s Hospital. Runners up, with 39 points, were Marion Bellingham and Julie Howard, on a count back from another pair of very promising players. Down the line balls were awarded to Jill Steer and Trish Owen 39, Coral Gray and Jan Bissett 38, Wendy Brown and Portia Williamson, Marg Berry and Rita de Bondt and Bev Martin and Barb Fleming all on 35 points (on a count back from two other pairs). Nearest the pin winners were Anna de Bondt on the 16th and Kerry Hogan on the 14th. Eighteen ladies braved the strong winds on Saturday playing a stableford event in the midst of the men’s championship field. Wendy Parker won A Grade with 29 points, while B Grade was won by Marg Griffiths with 30 points. Down the line ball winners were Marilyn Williams and Meryle Findlay 28 points and Kerry Hogan and Jan Bacynski on 27 points. Marilyn Williams won the nearest the pin.

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SPORT | Inverloch bowls

WHILE waiting for the official start of winter bowls, there was another mixed social bowls day held on Wednesday, April 24. Although the number was small, 15 bowlers enjoyed the day. We welcomed visitors, Jeanette and Ken from Ceduna, South Australia. Jeanette and Ken were travelling through South Gippsland and decided to stay for a few days in Inverloch. We were assured that they had a great day and wished them well on their continuing journey. The raffle winners were Laurel Lee, Pam Sutcliffe and Judy Parker. The team of Lola Marsh, Pam Sutcliffe and Judy Moule were triumphant on the day. The club’s AGM is on Monday, May 6 at 7.30pm. All members are encouraged to attend. There will be an update on the clubhouse renovations which must certainly be of interest to all our members. The agenda has been posted as have the financial statements for members’ review prior to the AGM. Buffalo indoor IT was good to see 19 bowlers at Buffalo after Dumbalk open night on Monday. Toni and Peter introduced Peter’s brother Thea and sister-in-law Jo, out on holidays from Holland, to the art of indoor bowling, and they had an enjoyable night. Also good to see Graeme and Lance, and Ruth using Kevin’s bowling arm was

Dumbalk indoor THE opening tournament of the 2013 season at Dumbalk was well patronised by all clubs in the association. Twelve teams of four players competed in three games of eight ends. The victorious team of Andy Plowman (skip), Joyce Occhipinti, Russel Grady and Joe Occhipinti scored three wins up 16 ends and 20 shots. The runners-up were Charlie Tumino, Michelle Douglas, Connie Occhipinti and Carolyn Benson, up 15 ends and 12 shots. The improvers prize was presented to Robert Burden, Shirley Wyhoon, Andrew Hanks and Paul Holmes who suffered three losses. Visitors always welcome at Dumbalk.

very accurate putting bowl on kitty many times. With three mats in operation, five teams of three and one of four were selected and bowling began. No team had three wins but Rod McConchie (s), Toni Heldens and Thea Heldens (WWD) 13 ends were the winners for the night. Second on countback was Col Densley (s), Lance Waller and Dudley Harrison (WLW) 15 ends. Next Andrew Hanks (s), Joyce Occhipinti and Michelle Douglas (LWW) 11 ends. Fourth Joe Occhipinti

(s), Carolyn Benson, Ruth Harrison and Bill Wolswinkel (WLD) 10 ends. Fifth Glenys Pilkington (s), Peter Heldens and Jo Heldens (LWL) 10 ends, and sixth Ian Benson (s), Graeme Tobias, Kevin Robinson (LLL) 11 ends. Good luck to all teams for pennant which starts next Tuesday night. No doubt some good battles ahead. An enjoyable night of bowling ending with a cuppa and a chat. Social bowls at the Buffalo hall at 7.30pm Wednesday, all welcome.

Korumburra Parlor Bowls

final. Her bowling improved throughout each game with the grand final a fitting climax for a club stalwart. Her opponent, Sally Gammaldi, struggled against Dorothy’s pin-point accuracy which, when Sally’s bowls threatened, held Dorothy in good stead. Last year’s Men’s champion, Arc Gammaldi, again stamped his authority on the trophy but, this year, he had to bowl to his utmost to defeat his grand final opponent, Brian Enbom. At the start of the last end scores were level but, with Arc sneaking an early bowl onto kitty, the trophy was his as Brian was unable to dislodge the bowl. Congratulations must be given to all the bowlers who participated as they all competed well and showed much sportsmanship throughout. The evening provided interest for spectators and bowlers alike and each and everyone was pleased for the 2013 champions, Dorothy and Arc, and a little disappointed for the runners-up, Sally and Brian who had also played very well throughout the night.

KORUMBURRA parlor bowls held its Open Singles Competition on April 25. For the bowlers who entered the rivalry was fierce with each match producing accurate bowling and many close scores. The eventual winners had to endure two or three prior games, against past champions and newcomers alike, before reaching the grand final. So, it was a delight when, now first time champion, Dorothy Maxwell won the women’s

• Leongatha Knights Soccer Club

Drouin knocks down Knights WITH a host of new faces in the side this year, the Leongatha Knights Senior Men’s side celebrated their first home outing of the season with a pre-game afternoon tea at their clubrooms at Mary MacKillop College.

A good time was had by all, especially the players’ partners and kids who had the chance to say hi and have a chat over some homemade goodies. Sadly for the lads, however, the sandwiches, muffins and conversation were to prove to be the brightest part of the day. The Knights, promising on their season debut at Phillip Island, began the first half relatively composed against a well drilled and skilled Drouin outfit. As the half wore on, however, Drouin began to find the form that saw them to last year’s grand final and eventually stormed past the unseasoned Knights with five first half goals. The second term saw Drouin continue where they left off, their speed and movement hitting a higher gear as the overmatched Knights faded. Before the final whistle blew, Drouin had given an ominous warning to their upcoming opponents, hitting Leongatha

for seven more to head home 13-0 victors. “It wasn’t the best day on the park,” said Knights’ captain, Stu McNaughton. “But we’re a new squad and we’re still getting to know each other. Drouin, they’re a good side—you saw that last year. “They were too good for us today. It wasn’t a fun one to cop, but we’ve got a good bunch of lads and if we keep working together, we’ll get there.”

Women A depleted Leongatha side due to injuries and illness took on a fully prepared and solid Drouin team. The first half started out fairly even, with both sides trying to find weaknesses in each other’s defences, both teams pressed forward well but no one could take advantage until midway through the first half when Drouin made some good passes, through midfield and with a long range shot slipped one past Amber in goals to open the scoring. Drouin picked up the pace pushing harder now, but were continually stopped by Leongatha. Marissa and Neesa were putting some good passes through to Jess and Rachel up front, and one of these passes, saw Rachel break away to slot

a nice shot past the Drouin keeper to equalise. Half time score 1 all. After the half time break, Leongatha came out full of confidence and took control of the game. They had worked out how to nullify the Drouin attack and the midfield of Neesa, Marissa, Helena and Tammy took full control, passing well and running through and past the Drouin players, it was only a matter of time before one of their passes broke through the Drouin defence and Rachel once again pounced quickly and scored her second goal. After the restart, Leongatha kept pressing the Drouin defence with intent to score more goals, even when Drouin counter attacked Leongatha never looked overly troubled, with their defence holding firm. After one attack from Jess saw her shot go wide she continued to get in the thick of things and as a result was brought down in the box, and Marissa stepped up, and slotted the resulting penalty away. Drouin’s defence did well to stop Leongatha scoring more, but with the game ending Leongatha 3 - Drouin 1. Leongatha celebrated with a well-deserved win.

Leongatha WEDNESDAY, April 24 saw the monthly triples in action with some 22 teams entered for the day. Winners on the day was the Toora team of A. Spooner (s), R. Lecher and I. Griffiths with four wins plus 33. The runners-up was the Inverloch team of A. Eastbrook (s), K. Gardner and M. Yates with four wins plus 31. Best last game went to the Foster team of I. Parks (s), R. Parsons and C. Beatty with plus 19. Sponsors for the day were Nesci’s Transport, and the club thanks them for their valued support. Score cards read: Dorothy 9 d Joyce Occhipinti 8, Dorothy 6 d Lee Armstrong 5, Dorothy 11 d Sally Gammaldi 5. Arc w.o. Michael Matthews, Arc 14 d Joe Occhipinti 2, Arc 11 d Michael Gammaldi 5, Arc 8 d Brian Enbom 7. Next week begins the final countdown of the competition season and with only three games to go before the finals, more changes to the ladder can be expected as no team has enough points to say they have already reached the finals.

Mardan indoor bowls ANOTHER thrilling night at the Mardan Hall on Wednesday night! Nineteen players hit the mats and showed off their prowess at drawing to the kitty and a fair number showing off their skill at knocking the kitty off the mat as well. There were some high scoring games, the largest being a team selfishly scoring 22 and not letting the other team win an end. Whatever happened to sportsmanship! They came back to earth later with some

Leongatha Bowls Club would like to advise that the monthly triples will continue through the months of May to August on the fourth Wednesday in each month at 9.30am, and dress will be mufti for those months with BYO lunch. While on the subject of winter bowls, the club also wishes to advise there will be no organised social bowls from mid June to mid August, and that during May to early June the starting time

will be 12.30pm for midweek and Saturday social bowls, with names to be in by 11.30am on the day. Saturday, April 27 saw the mixed social bowls in action, with the winners being Ray Saunders (s) and Lois Luby from Inverloch with two wins plus nine, while the runners-up was the pair of R. Trotman (s) and Tas Haywood on two wins plus five. Until the next report, good bowling - ‘Jackhigh’.

Top player: Leongatha Croquet Club member Elvie Olden performed well at the recent Victorian Regional Championships in her section. normal scores, narrowly missing out on a loss in their next game by winning the last end to clinch a one point win. The rest of the teams had their moments with Bev Greenwood skipping her team to score 15 points in just three ends. Good bowling that dropped away in their last game to cost them the night. The rest of the teams still had their moments albeit not as mentionable as the above, but fun all the same. News of the week was Andy Plowman skipping the winning team at Dumbalk’s open night and Bert Bright celebrating his 84th birthday.

Well done to you both. Results for this week were as follows: Runners-up with two wins and a loss were: Bert Bright, Ian Hasty and Bev Greenwood (skip). Winners with three wins were: Ron Baker, Ray Saunders, Russell Grady and Andy Plowman (skip). Thanks to all those who came out and once again made it a great, fun night. Next week sees the start of pennant, so we look forward to meeting up with our adversaries from the other SGIBBA clubs over the next couple of months for some challenging games.

• South Coast Stars Soccer

Stars stun favourites AFTER a solid start to the season last week the Stars approached their first home game of the season in a positive manner. However they were acutely aware of the challenge ahead. Morwell Pegasus is a team with a long history in soccer and they had already been installed as one of the favourites for this year’s title. It was Morwell’s first ever game in the SGL and they must have hoped for a winning start. Unfortunately for Pegasus, they found the Stars in determined mood. The game began cagily with neither side making an early breakthrough, but up front the Stars’ skilful forwards were look-

ing dangerous. Slowly South Coast began to edge the midfield battle and with the defence giving nothing away, openings began to arise for the home side. The Stars won a corner after some great passing and movement and a beautiful kick landed on the head of Joe Licciardi who needed no invitation to tuck it away neatly. Morwell looked stunned but all efforts to bounce back were repelled by a South Coast defence who were looking very solid. The midfield still belonged to the home team and they looked the more likely to score. The second goal finally came after a rash challenge by the Morwell goalie led to a penalty. Andrew Falzon, playing against his old

club, calmly slotted home the spot kick and the Stars were on the ascendance. Morwell threw everything against the Stars in the first 15 minutes but South Coast held firm. In midfield, debutant Stu Hutchison was working tirelessly to break up the Morwell play and set up Falzon and Farrell up front who always looked dangerous. Morwell had a few set piece opportunities but the Star’s goalie Jean Tomasi was having a fantastic game and calmly snuffed out any danger that came his way. In the end the Stars had a couple of great chances to add another goal but the score remained 2-0. For the Stars it was a very satisfying victory against a side who is sure to be amongst the contenders this year.

• Korumburra City Soccer Club

Knights draw with Burra

Under19s IN fresh and blustery conditions Korumburra overpowered Leongatha in the first half with attacking, big bombing play, kicking all of their 3 goals to the Knights’ one. In the second half Leongatha settled, passing the ball with renewed determination. After Ryan Kirkus’s only goal in the first half the Knights captain coach Drew McLean and striker Scott Van Lieshout both found the back of the net. Three all draw at the end of the match which was a fitting result for the efforts of both sides. Leongatha’s best players were Tom Dudley, Tom Rykes

and Fergus Warren. Under16s Mirboo North played hosts to Korumburra, with the Burra coming out strong in the first half to score the first goal from a corner by Chloe Rodda. This was followed by two very quick goals to young Adam Richards before Mirboo North scored to make the scores 3-1 to Korumburra at half time. Mirboo North came out hard determined to win in the constant drizzling rain. In the end Mirboo North succeeded 5-4. Under 13s With Korumburra having a split away draw this week the Under 13s travelled to Welshpool to play Prom Coast.

With only 10 players available the Burra worked hard all game to keep up with Prom Coast but Prom Coast managed to score two easy goals in the first half to lead by that margin at half time 2-0. Harry McNeill ran through the Prom defence to score Korumburra’s only goal for the game but the Prom Coast went on to win 3-1. Korumburra had a number of new players and some under 11s filling in and they all played well. Best players for Korumburra Harry McNeill, Peter Veltri and Zane Allen. There was no game for seniors of women’s teams.

Swim kings: South Gippsland Bass celebrated a great year on Sunday with an awards ceremony in Wonthaggi. Nathan Foote and Mayson Vanderkolk were crowned club champions. (Pictured are the club’s award winners.)

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Gippsland netball Results - Round 3

A Grade: Leongatha 47 d Maffra 34, Morwell 57 d Moe 47, Traralgon 39 d Warragul 27, Sale 49 d Wonthaggi 36, Drouin 40 d Bairnsdale 32. B Grade: Leongatha 56 d Maffra 34, Morwell 61 d Moe 36, Traralgon 55 d Warragul 25, Sale 37 d Wonthaggi 36, Drouin 44 d Bairnsdale 38. C Grade: Leongatha 31 d Maffra 25, Morwell 51 d Moe 22, Traralgon 52 d Warragul 10, Wonthaggi 38 d Sale 17, Bairnsdale 33 d Drouin 25. 17 & Under: Maffra 46 d Leongatha 32, Moe 39 d Morwell 16, Traralgon 68 d Warragul 4, Sale 31 d Wonthaggi 25, Bairnsdale 34 d Drouin 19. 15 & Under: Maffra 40 d Leongatha 36, Moe 34 d Morwell 14, Traralgon 46 d Warragul 10, Sale 35 d Wonthaggi 19, Bairnsdale

24 d Drouin 23. 13 & Under: Maffra 45 d Leongatha 9, Moe 26 d Morwell 15, Traralgon 52 d Warragul 2, Sale 32 d Wonthaggi 10, Bairnsdale 17 d Drouin 13.

Ladders A Grade Sale .............................150.00 Morwell ......................141.09 Drouin ........................149.53 Traralgon ...................100.88 Leongatha ....................96.40 Bairnsdale .....................97.17 Maffra............................89.66 Moe ...............................86.30 Wonthaggi .....................85.03 Warragul ........................45.99 B Grade Leongatha ..................248.15 Morwell ......................231.71 Traralgon ...................229.33 Drouin ........................151.35 Maffra.......................... 113.79 Sale................................57.74 Moe ...............................51.85 Wonthaggi .....................51.59 Bairnsdale .....................50.63 Warragul ........................48.26 C Grade Morwell ......................213.43 Bairnsdale ..................135.53 Traralgon ...................160.76 Drouin ........................192.42 Leongatha ..................108.24

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Wonthaggi ...................108.08 6 Maffra..........................104.76 4 Sale................................66.67 0 Moe ...............................40.00 0 Warragul ........................26.67 0 17 & Under Traralgon ...................243.40 12 Maffra ........................148.78 12 Sale .............................149.32 8 Bairnsdale ..................132.86 8 Moe .............................107.07 8 Wonthaggi ...................129.58 4 Drouin .........................107.92 4 Morwell .........................50.94 4 Leongatha......................53.49 0 Warragul ........................ 33.11 0 15 & Under Sale .............................193.85 12 Maffra ........................183.02 12 Traralgon ...................168.66 8 Bairnsdale ................... 116.13 8 Drouin ........................ 114.10 8 Moe ...............................98.68 4 Wonthaggi .....................97.53 4 Warragul ........................68.13 4 Leongatha......................44.19 0 Morwell .........................31.31 0 13 & Under Sale .............................283.87 12 Bairnsdale ..................179.41 12 Drouin ........................246.67 8 Maffra ........................ 191.11 8 Traralgon ...................189.13 8 Wonthaggi ................... 115.87 4 Moe ...............................57.14 4 Warragul ........................27.78 4 Morwell .........................37.18 0 Leongatha......................24.00 0

• Leongatha Parrots Netball

Parrots top birds A Grade: Leongatha 47 def Maffra 34 Awards: Kate Govers (Voyage Fitness) and Kathy Reid (BP) Auction Player: Kathy Reid A fast, hard and competitive game from start to end. Defensive pressure all over the court helped to advance the girls to a win. Well done girls, come out firing next week. B Grade: Leongatha 56 def Maffra 34 Awards: Courtney Lever (Influence Clothing) and Abby Dowd (Body First Health and Fitness) Auction: Courtney Lever After a flick of the switch the girls were on! A new week, a new team and the girls came together well across the court. The last quarter was a bit lacklustre but the B Grade babes still managed to win the battle of the birds convincingly. C Grade: Leongatha 21 def Maffra 35 Awards: Jess Sutherland (Sth Gippsland Therapy Centre) and Sammy Petersen (Skin Therapy) Auction: Jess Sutherland Great game by the girls. Everybody worked hard the whole way down the court.

We had lots of turnovers and came away with the win. Under 17s: Leongatha 32 lost to Maffra 46 Awards: Elise Dowling and Sarah McCahon Started slowly, adjusting to some new position changes this week. The girls fought hard with some beautiful rejections by Elise and accurate shooting from Sarah. It was a tough game again. Come out firing next week! Under 15s: Leongatha 26 lost to Maffra 41 Awards: Koby Dennison (Paradise Pizza) and Georgia Riseley (Jess Harle Hair) An impressive first quarter being up by one at the change. Passages of play down the court are improving with extra attention at training this week you’ll see a big improvement against Wonthaggi on Saturday. Under 13s: Leongatha 9 lost to Maffra 45 Awards: Nikya Wright and Evie Dekker A slow start to the game this week. The girls worked hard and improved their court play. There was some lovely passages of play. Skill errors let us down and we will need to improve on these. Well done girls keep trying.

Emma Main: the Power netballer reaches for a pass in Wonthaggi’s clash with Sale.

Alberton netball Results - Round 5 April 27

Above, Town centre: Evie Bath takes clean possession in her 11 and under game at Leongatha. Left, St Laurence: Campbell Riseley lines up at goal attack for St Laurence Maroon.

LDNA Umpires

LDNA netball Saturday, April 27

11/Under: Mirboo North White 5 d Mt Eccles Aqua 4, St Laurence Gold 14 d Town Black 0, Mt Eccles Purple 10 d Meeniyan & District 3, St Laurence Maroon 8 d Town Tangerine 1, Mirboo North Gold 7 d Mt Eccles White 2, Mt Eccles Pink 11 d Mirboo North Purple 4. 13/Under: Mirboo North Purple 28 d Meeniyan & District 16, St Laurence 12 d Mt Eccles Pink 5, Mt Eccles Purple 22 d Town Tangerine 5, Town Black 8 d Mt Eccles Aqua 5.

15/Under: Town Black 20 d St Laurence Blue 8, Mirboo North 26 d Mt Eccles White 18, Mt Eccles Navy 24 d St Laurence Gold 9. C Grade: St Laurence 21 d Town Tangerine 4, Meeniyan & District 33 d Mirboo North Purple 30, Mirboo North Gold 45 d Town Black 23. B Grade: Town Green 39 drew Mt Eccles Navy 39, Town Black 51 d Mt Eccles White 26. A Grade: St Laurence 39 d Town 28, Mt Eccles Navy 39 d Mt Eccles White 37.

May 4 11.00: Jessica Foreman, Sophie Clarke, Maddison Wight, Elly Egan, Kayla Beardsworth, Gemma Pruin, Mellissa Beardsworth, Brittany Price. 12.00: Karen Clarke, Jamie Gourlay, Phil Smith, Janice Hill, Janice Sing, Amy Smith, Maria Evison, Barb Challis, Angelique Daunlevie, Narelle Hanily, Julie Grant. 1.00: Lori McKenzie, Julie Grant, Erin Baudinette, Sue Ritchie, Pat Kuhne, Brittany Tennyenhuis, Jamie Gourlay, Heather Bielby, Angelique Dunlevie, Emma Smith. 2.15: Janice Hill, Heather Bielby, Janise Sing, Maria Evison, Robyn Kenny, Emalie Gordon, Pat Kuhne, Anna Patterson, Danielle Jones. If you are unable to umpire let me know, Julie Grant 0407 076 425.

A Grade: Phillip Island 32 d Stony Creek 27, Yarram 46 d Kilcunda-Bass 28, Foster 48 d MDU 33, InverlochKongwak 77 d DWWWW 12, Korumburra-Bena 59 d Fish Creek 28, Dalyston 79 d Tarwin 14. B Grade: Dalyston 44 d Tarwin 23, Korumburra-Bena 40 d Fish Creek 22, Foster 77 d MDU 20, DWWWW 50 d Inverloch-Kongwak 29, Phillip Island 55 d Stony Creek 37, Yarram 34 d KilcundaBass 22. C Grade: Dalyston 34 d Tarwin 20, Korumburra-Bena 32 d Fish Creek 14, Foster 15 d MDU 9, Inverloch-Kongwak 41 d DWWWW 9, Stony Creek 39 d Phillip Island 26, Yarram and Kilcunda-Bass not played. 17 & Under: Dalyston 48 d Tarwin 17, Fish Creek 29 d Korumburra-Bena 22, Foster and MDU not played, Inverloch-Kongwak 37 d

DWWWW 19, Stony Creek 38 d Phillip Island 13, Yarram 33 d Kilcunda-Bass 12. 15 & Under: Dalyston 36 d Tarwin 3, Korumburra-Bena 19 d Fish Creek 15, Foster 17 d MDU 13, Inverloch-Kongwak 45 d DWWWW 1, Phillip Island 34 d Stony Creek 3, Kilcunda-Bass 35 d Yarram 32. 13 & Under: Dalyston 35 d Tarwin 2, Korumburra-Bena 13 d Fish Creek 10, MDU 17 d Foster 6, Inverloch-Kongwak 38 d DWWWW 3, Phillip Island 40 d Stony Creek 1, Yarram 30 d Kilcunda-Bass 15.

Ladders A Grade Dalyston .....................401.32 Kor-Bena ....................250.00 Foster..........................162.77 Yarram .........................91.53 Stony Creek ...............273.26 Phillip Island..............146.39 Inv-Kongwak ..............120.94 Fish Creek ...................166.17 Tarwin ...........................73.08 MDU .............................59.56 Toora .............................49.06 Kil-Bass.........................18.29 DWWWW.....................14.77

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B Grade Dalyston .....................194.64 16 Foster..........................185.90 16 Phillip Island..............142.77 16 Kor-Bena ....................138.02 16 Yarram .......................101.32 12 Tarwin ........................122.31 8 DWWWW................... 117.50 8 Stony Creek.................101.90 8 MDU .............................69.63 8 Fish Creek .....................88.44 4 Kil-Bass.........................56.65 0 Toora .............................56.16 0 Inv-Kongwak ................49.83 0 C Grade Stony Creek ...............195.29 16 Inv-Kongwak .............123.62 16 Kor-Bena ....................293.02 12 Dalyston .....................160.92 12 Fish Creek ..................102.75 8 Tarwin ..........................98.37 8 Phillip Island .................94.41 8 Foster.............................77.46 8 Toora ........................... 129.11 4 Yarram .............................0.00 4 MDU .............................64.37 0 Kil-Bass..........................60.00 0 DWWWW.....................47.75 0 17 & Under Inv-Kongwak .............133.33 20 Stony Creek ...............466.67 16 Dalyston .....................284.00 16 Foster..........................142.65 12 Yarram ....................... 115.84 12 Kor-Bena ....................144.83 8

Fish Creek ...................109.73 8 Tarwin .........................107.44 8 Phillip Island .................80.89 4 MDU .............................40.98 4 DWWWW.....................55.96 0 Toora .............................37.74 0 Kil-Bass.........................24.61 0 15 & Under Phillip Island..............256.45 20 Yarram .......................186.90 16 Foster..........................210.42 12 Fish Creek ..................195.65 12 Dalyston .....................146.48 12 Kil-Bass ......................144.44 12 Kor-Bena .......................96.88 12 Inv-Kongwak ..............194.87 8 MDU ...........................100.00 4 Stony Creek....................37.00 4 Toora .............................32.94 0 Tarwin .............................9.25 0 DWWWW.......................9.25 0 13 & Under Inv-Kongwak .............309.30 20 Dalyston .....................420.69 16 Foster..........................256.10 16 Phillip Island..............287.23 12 MDU ...........................235.71 12 Yarram .......................106.76 12 Kor-Bena .....................165.79 8 Kil-Bass.........................76.98 8 Fish Creek .....................88.71 4 Stony Creek...................26.45 0 Tarwin ...........................17.57 0 Toora .............................14.04 0 DWWWW.....................13.13 0

Mid air: Kate Sidebottom and Holly Monaghan leap for the ball. Photo courtesy Gerard Bruning@www.

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Junior Experience back again LEONGATHA Cycling Club is excited to be presenting the 2013 Junior Cycling Experience.

Last year: competitors on track at the 2012 Junior Cycling Experience.

• South Gippsland Yacht Club

The morning race on Sunday was in light conditions with a very strong current to contend with, which made the bottom mark of the course located off the Inverloch pier difficult to round with the light breeze. The afternoon’s race was much better as the wind picked up with gusts up to 15 knots. The exceptional high tide gave the boats plenty of room to race, but the waves coming over the bar made for interesting times. While most yachties raced, some members elected to pack up their boats for the winter as this was the last race at

the sport as well as riders with a great deal of racing experience. As such the tour consists of a series of events from a time trial, graded scratch races, criteriums and sprints as well as hill climbs. It caters for all abilities. Also the hill climb event has championship status and the club awards medals for the Victorian Junior Hill Climb Championships. The philosophy of the event is to ensure all riders enjoy the weekend and go home a winner. They do this by ensuring the event is held where good sportsmanship is a priority and everyone wins a prize as a result of the

much appreciated sponsors. This event attracts many competitors from across the state we get a large number of new and experienced riders. The club has obtained permission and insurance cover to allow for novice, nonlicenced riders, to compete in our events. The event regularly gets over 100 competitors from throughout the state of Victoria and some interstate entries. The Junior Cycling Experience is on this weekend with Saturday’s events at the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve and the hill climb at Outtrim on Sunday.

• Leongatha Cycling

Smith takes wins

RACES 3,4 and 5 of the Tim Wilson Yacht Design Series was held on the weekend along with the travelling Impulse series with the Saturday race cancelled because of severe winds on Anderson’s Inlet.

Leongatha is a proud club with a very strong history and host one of the best junior tours on the calendar. The event is proudly sponsored this year by the Inverloch and District Community Bank Bendigo. Throughout the years the experience has had many riders compete, many who have gone on to pursue professional racing careers including the likes of Simon Clarke, Glenn

O’Shea, Zac Demster, Nick Aitken, Peter Johnstone and Patrick Lane. Some of these are now world champions. The event is not all about developing elite athletes; its priority is to ensure all riders enjoy the weekend. The junior experience is now in its 16th year and was one of the first junior tours to be run in Victoria. In many respects it pioneered the way for the range of junior tours that our now on the cycle racing calendar. Throughout its history the junior experience has been about promoting cycle racing for junior riders who are new to

South Gippsland Yacht Club Inverloch for the season, with the AGM in two weeks and the presentation night the week after. Race results for Race 4 of the Tim Wilson Yacht Design Series: A Division 1st Wayne Smith 2nd Rob McNair 3rd Craig Stewart B Division 1st Matt Draper 2nd Dougal Watt 3rd Toby Leppin Race results for Race 5 of the Tim Wilson Yacht Design Series: A Division 1st Wayne Smith 2nd Rob McNair 3rd Shaun Freeman B Division 1st Matt Keily 2nd Greg Graham 3rd Ivan Abbott

Ready to race: the fleet milling around before the start of racing on the weekend.

Franklin, Bennett take cups IN warm and windy conditions the McIndoe and Dancs trophies were contested at Pound Creek on Saturday. There were twenty senior riders divided into two grades of which the A group rode for the honour of winning the McIndoe trophy over 51 kilometres. The pace was on from the start with the A Group and after about four kilometres three riders consisting of Brett Franklin, Thomas McFarlane and Ronald Purtle broke away from the bunch to form a handy one minute lead from a chasing Peter Hollins who was a minute

20 seconds ahead of the main bunch at the turn into Pound Creek road. On the second lap of the Pound Creek circuit, Brett Franklin forged ahead in the blustery conditions to take an easy win ahead of Ronald Purtle. Thomas McFarlane who had been picked up by main bunch sprinted for third, closely followed by seven riders. Fourth place to Phil Camenzuli, 5th Peter Hollins, 6th Clem Fries, 7th Neil White, 8th Chris Rowe, 9th Jason Scott and 10th David McFarlane. The B Grade group also racing over two laps resulted in Rod Chenye winning comfortably ahead of Cameron Wyatt and Will Lumby in third place.

The juniors consisted of four riders contesting the Dancs trophy, an out and back handicap event over 8.5 kilometres. The win went to Alex Bennett off a handicap of 3 min 30 sec from Matt Winchester on 5 min 30 sec and third to scratch rider Austin Timmins. Next weekend the club is hosting the Bendigo Bank – Leongatha Junior Experience. It is an open event over two days, drawing riders from all over the state and all available members are asked to help with the successful running of this annual event.

Moving forward: the breakaway group of Thomas McFarlane, Ronald Purtle and Brett Franklin enter Pound Creek road on Saturday.



LCC JUNIOR EXPERIENCE MAY 4 AND 5 Saturday - Wonthaggi reserve 10am Sunday - Outtrim Reserve 8.30am


Cycle Sport VICTORIA

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Winner: Brett Franklin winner of the McIndoe trophy with club president Kevin Feely.

Young rider: Alex Bennett winner of the Dancs trophy.

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Mid Gippsland League SENIORS LADDER

Mirboo North ........ 180.79 12 Boolarra ................ 172.54 12 Trafalgar ............... 107.19 12 Yinnar ................... 115.94 8 Newborough ......... 115.29 8 Morwell East .......... 114.34 8 Hill End .................... 83.97 8 Thorpdale ................ 80.15 8 Yarragon .................. 56.54 4 Yall-Yall North .......... 56.52 0


Newborough ......... 159.28 Yinnar ................... 391.46 Boolarra ................ 178.46 Thorpdale ............... 98.78 Mirboo North ........ 150.00 Morwell East ............ 89.09 Hill End .................... 69.97 Yarragon .................. 69.44 Trafalgar ................... 63.37 Yall-Yall North .......... 31.47

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Thorpdale ............. 250.28 Yarragon ............... 559.30 Yinnar ................... 214.29 Newborough ......... 168.75 Mirboo North ........ 288.89 Trafalgar ................... 96.35 Yall-Yall North .......... 93.85 Hill End .................... 27.76 Boolarra ................... 17.45 Morwell East ............ 15.13

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Yinnar ................. 2407.69 Yarragon ............... 681.40 Mirboo North ........ 282.35 Newborough ......... 184.30 Yall-Yall North....... 136.59 Thorpdale ................ 73.21 Trafalgar ..................... 9.92 Morwell East ............ 27.12 Hill End .................... 11.20

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Tigers fall to premiers By Rover REIGNING Mid Gippsland premiers, Trafalgar, defeated Mirboo North by 14 points in a low-scoring, tightly-fought contest at Trafalgar Recreation Reserve on Saturday. It was the mighty Tigers’ first loss for the season and provided a firm reminder of the historical perils of visiting the Wa-

terloo Road oval. With just six wins at the venue in the past 44 years, any hoodoo guru would acknowledge the Bloods’ fortress isn’t a happy hunting ground for Mirboo North. Following the scorching summer, Trafalgar’s surface is hard and bumpy and in desperate need of an autumn drenching. As the blustery wind came blowing in from the north west, many players were confused with ball flight and where the Sher-

SENIORS Trafalgar 7.14.56 d Mirboo North 5.12.42

THIRDS Trafalgar 5.6.36 d Mirboo North 5.5.35

Trafalgar goals: B. Slater 2, M. Farrell 1, C. Kyriacou 1, M. Gelagotis 1, R. Holdsworth 1, T. Leys 1. Trafalgar best: J. Butler, M. Swenson, J. Hines, H. Farrell, K. Butler, D. Mann. Mirboo North goals: T. Traill 3, J. Robertson 1, M. Holland 1. Mirboo North best: D. Turner, D. Gardener, J. Nash, M. Holland, J. Taylor, S. Fragiacomo.

Trafalgar goals: B. Tullett 2, L. Faltum 1, M. Smart 1, C. Beasley 1. Trafalgar best: B. Tullett, L. Faltum, B. Whelan, C. Noonan, L. Jobson, B. Goulding. Mirboo North goals: D. O’Keefe 2, M. Clark 1, L. Smit 1, Z. Porter 1. Mirboo North best: J. Redmond, J. Salinger, S. Pratt, B. Bradshaw, L. Smit, G. Mihai.

RESERVES Trafalgar 10.3.63 d Mirboo North 9.6.60

FOURTHS Mirboo North 11.15.81 d Trafalgar 2.2.14

Trafalgar goals: W. Farrell 3, P. Taylor 2, B. Claridge 1, M. Riseley 1, R. Cersosimo 1, K. Baker 1, K. Hennessy 1. Trafalgar best: B. Oldham, J. King, L. Weymouth, R. Cersosimo, C. De Haas, W. Farrell. Mirboo North goals: J. Grande 3, S. Rogers 2, S. Lawson 2, P. Taylor 1, P. Aveling 1. Mirboo North best: M. Taylor, D. Banks, P. Taylor, L. Gervasi, J. Garde, J. Grande.

Mirboo North goals: T. McAllister 2, W. Graeme 2, Z. Porter 2, J. Richards 1, J. Moro 1, P. Hinkley 1, D. Allen 1, T. Bolton 1. Mirboo North best: J. Moro, Z. Porter, T. Bolton, T. McAllister, J. Richards, J. Buxton. Trafalgar goals: B. Heywood 1, M. Gorman 1. Trafalgar best: T. Angus, S. Brereton, C. Strickland, B. Heywood, M. Gorman, A. Byrne.

rin may bounce, when it hit the deck. Defences were on top, as both sides put the squeeze on each other and struggled to apply consistent scoreboard pressure via functional build-ups. Mirboo North kicked with the wind to the southern end in the opening term, but Rhys Holdsworth soccered the first goal home for Trafalgar from three metres out. The Tigers had plenty of the play, but registered six successive behinds, before Matt Holland finally slammed one through the big white sticks from a free kick. Drew Gardener was watertight on the last line for Mirboo North and Josh Taylor and newcomer, Simon Fragiacomo, drove the ball away from the danger zone on numerous occasions. Damien Turner, Jacob Nash and Brian Waters were busy across the centre for the Tigers, but the Trafalgar midfielders and onballers were dropping back to close any gaps inside Mirboo North’s forward 50. Rushed kicks around corners, misdirected handballs and failed attempts to

break tackles, were hampering the Tigers’ progress past half forward. Trafalgar booted two second-term goals, whilst limiting the Tigers to a behind, to take a 12-point lead into the long break. Jace Butler, Matthew Swenson, Jamie Hines and Hayden Farrell were all in terrific touch and applying pressure for the contested ball for the home side. The Bloods’ disciplined defensive processes forced Mirboo North’s free-flowing overlap game into stagnancy. Trafalgar was working harder off the ball than some of the Tigers, who, by not always manning up, allowed the Bloods’ loose men a number of easy escapes from their forward area. With two goals in the third term, Mirboo North hit the front, but wasted the wind with six behinds and lost key forward, Kris Berchtold, to a shoulder injury Unfortunately for the Tigers, their three-point, three-quarter time lead wasn’t enough to keep the Bloods at bay. With the wind at its back, Trafalgar used run and spread to record

four workmanlike goals and put the result beyond doubt. Trafalgar premiership stars, Michael Farrell, Chris Kyriacou and Klay Butler, were kept reasonably quiet for most of the afternoon by the Tigers. However, all three were productive at crucial stages – none more so than Kyriacou when he set up Trafalgar’s first goal of the last quarter with a brave inboard pass inside 50. Tim Traill kicked two late goals to give him three for the match and bring Mirboo North to within 14 points of the Bloods at the final siren.

SENIORS Yinnar 10.13.73 d Boolarra 9.12.66 Yinnar goals: J. Winters 2, S. Mills 2, J. Swift 2, D. Webster 1, R. Malcolmson 1, J. Dowling 1, S. McCulloch 1. Yinnar best: J. Embry, D. Webster, L. Maynard, B. Davey, M. Dyke, A. McKay. Boolarra goals: S. Mazou 3, S. Colbert 2, T. Perczyk 2, D. Wilson 1, D. Metcalf 1. Boolarra best: J. Holmes, M. O’Sullivan, D. Metcalf, J. Cargill, K. Towt, J. Elson.

RESERVES Yinnar 12.12.84 d Boolarra 4.4.28 Yinnar goals: S. Embry 3, M. Rennie 2, C. Harwood 2, D. Yates 2, S. Durea 1, R. Pollock-Williams 1, B. Ross 1.

OTHER MATCHES SENIORS Hill End 11.13.79 d YallournYall Nth 5.5.35 Newborough 19.18.132 d Thorpdale 10.13.73 Morwell East 17.9.111 d Yarragon 8.10.58 RESERVES Hill End 19.14.128 Yallourn-Yall Nth 6.5.41 Newborough 23.7.145 Thorpdale 7.2.44 Morwell East 9.7.61 Yarragon 7.8.50

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THIRDS Hill End 10.9.69 d YallournYall Nth 9.13.67 Thorpdale 11.7.73 d Newborough 9.6.60 Yarragon 24.14.158 d Morwell East 1.2.8 FOURTHS Yallourn-Yall Nth 16.6.102 d Hill End 2.0.12 Newborough 10.11.71 d Thorpdale 3.3.21 Yarragon 19.14.128 d Morwell East 1.4.10

Yinnar best: L. Clarke, D. Nardino, C. Harwood, J. Shea, S. Embry, J. Whitelaw. Boolarra goals: C. Blackberry 1, T. Bye 1, J. Wilson 1, M. Carnes 1. Boolarra best: C. Blackberry, S. Buglisi, H. Pike, E. Stanton, D. O’Neill, T. Holley.

THIRDS Yinnar 12.16.88 d Boolarra 5.7.37 Yinnar goals: J. Albanese 3, T. Sewell 2, J. Maggs 2, R. Flanigan 1, D. Linton 1, D. Albanese 1, R. Van Rooy 1, G. Olver 1. Yinnar best: T. Sewell, B. Hoskin, D. Linton, J. Albanese, R. Van Rooy, J. Maggs. Boolarra goals: J. Dudek 2, J. Battersby 1, J. Abbey 1, A. Van Den Brand 1. Boolarra best: J. Battersby, D. Cooper, M. Dodds, A. Salerno, A. Van Den Brand, A. Peter..

Bulldogs oust inaccurate Kangas THE scene was set for a beauty and the two sides didn’t disappoint.

Cornered: Trent Price gets a pick up for Fish Creek but Reid Staples is hot on his tail.

Fishy with coach Seccull, Blencowe, Rhys Staley and Anderson back into the side were unlucky to lose their CHF Hooker during the week with injury, but still confident in getting the points with the guys they had in the side. Korumburra-Bena after the bye last week made a couple of changes to their side, with Hopkins and Chris Urie back in. The match underway and Fish Creek were off to a flyer, attacking immediately. Fish Creek were winning everything at the clearances and had all the play in their forward 50 but behinds to Macri and Seccull had them only 10 points up at the 10

minute mark when Korumburra-Bena finally had their first inside 50, the result however a goal to Smith after a free kick. Fishy attacked again immediately and Manne was all over Bradley, the result three more behinds, all gettable goals. KorumburraBena went forward and their second entry into the forward 50 resulted in their second goal. The margin stood at seven points at the first break when it could easily have been four goals in Fish Creek’s favour. The Bulldogs scored the first goal of the second via Carpenter, who marked unattended and kicked truly. A free kick and 50m penalty had Sperling in front of goal, the result a major and a little breathing space again. Mullens was beginning

Korumburra-Bena 15.6.96 Fish Creek 11.18.84

Hanratty, M. Watkins, M. Petersen, J. McKenzie

Korumburra-Bena Goals: J. Smith 5, T. Wyatt 3, C. Urie 3, R. Mullens 2, B. Fitzpatrick 1, L. Carpenter 1 Fish Creek Goals: J. Staley 4, J. Law 2, B. Anderson 1, S. Sperling 1, J. Shaw 1, A. Seccull 1, T. Price 1 Korumburra-Bena Best: A. Snooks, S. Braithwaite, J. Smith, B. Fitzpatrick, M. Bradley, L. Carpenter Fish Creek Best: T. Manne, J. Shaw, L. Pratt, B. Cooper, L. Park, S. Blencowe

THIRDS Fish Creek 12.10.82 Korumburra-Bena 1.2.(8

RESERVES Korumburra-Bena (117) Fish Creek 0.3 (3)

Got him: Roy Mullens catches Jordan Shaw while Fish Creek’s Chad Macri and others look on.


Leading Goalkickers: J. Wilson 5, J. Fowles 5 (K) KB Best: N. Paterson, M. Fleming, J. Wilson, M. Cook, D. Muir, K. Wingfield FC Best: C. Hudd, D. McKenzie, D.

Leading Goalkicker: R. McGannon 4 (F) FC Best: J. O’Sullivan, E. Park, B. Harfield/Park, K. Jacobson, T. Redpath, S. Buckland KB Best: B. Dorling, C. Hansen, S. Lacy, Z. Walker, O. Hamilton, H. Suckling

FOURTHS Korumburra-Bena 12.13.85 Fish Creek 0.0.0 Leading Goalkickers: D. Crook 3, J. Ellams 3 (K) KB Best: C. Trewin, L. O’Brien, B. Ammon, J. Celebrine, D. Crook, P. Ahokava FC Best: J. Bowron, J. Stefani, O. Straw, H. McGannon, D. McKay, R. Pridham

to get involved in the game for KB and his long running goal midway through the quarter was a beauty. Fish Creek moved Anderson up forward and this paid an immediate dividend with a goal followed by another to Law. Macri was providing plenty of run off half back and the Kangaroos seemed to have the momentum again. A 50m penalty against Bradley gave him a spell on the bench and the Kangas another shot at goal. Further behinds resulted however and the costly misses were not making Korumburra pay. The Bulldogs put together their best patch of footy for the half over the next five minutes, with three goals resulting to Mullens and two to Chris Urie. These two were instrumental in this period and this gave Korumburra their first lead of the day. Seccull had a chance to take the lead back for Fishy on the half time siren but his kick for goal like so many of his teammates was astray, the margin five points in favor of Korumburra-Bena at the half way point. Korumburra-Bena attacked immediately in the third and scored a goal only a minute in to Wyatt. Fish Creek went into attack but again could only manage behinds, two more, before the Bulldogs and Wyatt had another goal on the board and a little breathing space of their own. Fitzpatrick bobbed up

for K-B and another goal gave them a 22 point lead. Fish Creek again fought back and goals to Jake Staley and Shaw had them back in contention again before Smith for K-B again goaled to steady for the Burra. Fishy weren’t about to lay down yet though and another goal to Jake Staley, his third, followed by an inspiring long goal from Seccull and the margin was back to four points. It was brought to three at the final break. Korumburra with the momentum continued to attack and two further goals to Smith and the game was almost gone for Fishy. The margin was 24 points with 10 minutes to play. Fish Creek to their credit still gave themselves a chance and when J. Staley kicked his fourth and Price followed up only minutes later, the margin was back to 12. They continued to attack and kicked a further goal as the siren sounded. The goal was disallowed, ending the match with Korumburra-Bena the victor by 12 points. A game which lived up to the expectation and that Fish Creek could feel as though they let slip with their wayward kicking, Korumburra however took their opportunities and kicked beautifully for goal. Next week sees Fish Creek head across to Toora to take on the improved Magpies while Korumburra-Bena are at home to the Allies.

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Island holds Sea-Eagles soar over Allies off Maroons

PHILLIP Island Bulldogs had a day at the races against Stony Creek at the Stony Creek Racecourse, knocking them off by nine points.

In very windy conditions the Island headed into battle with all guns blazing. The Island seemed to be dominating play but it was Stony that kicked the first goal of the match four minutes in. The Bulldogs responded straight away with Shane Murdoch kicking his first to draw things level. From there on the Island was in total control. The only concern was that they couldn’t hit the side of a barn with a handful of sand, continually missing in front of goals, but their inaccuracy did give them the lead of six points at the first break. The Island jumped away again in the second quarter through Darcy Johnston jagging a goal one minute into the second, then straight after Stony Creek hit back with one of their own to bring the margin back to one straight kick. The Island mid-fielders in James Taylor and Jaymie Youle were stand outs for the Island and along with the hard working ruck work from Tim Daff saw the Island control the footy after every stoppage. Stony kicked their third goal at the 18 minute mark of the quarter to bring them within a point of the Island, but it was Wade McConnon who stretched the half time lead, late in the quarter, to seven points. Bulldog Wade McConnon nailed his second goal seven minutes into the third quarter to get the Island up and about and starting to look the goods. Jamie Robinson took on the tough task of shutting down former St Kilda footballer Robert Eddy and he completely kept him out of the game during the third quarter to give the Island the advantage at all the stoppages around the ground. Mitch Price was having one of his best games for the Island using his speed and freakish vertical leap to great effect, grabbing everything that was


coming his way. The Island increased their lead through Murdoch, as he popped through his second, and then Price late in the quarter. The Island defence was in full flight, restricting Stony to just the two points for the quarter to see the Island head into the final term with a 24 point lead. The Murdoch show was starting to gain some momentum as he banged home two more goals early in the last to see the Island up by six straight goals, but Stony Creek wasn’t done yet as they returned fire with two goals straight after.

Phillip Island 8.10.58 Stony Creek 7.7.49 Phillip Island Goals: S. Murdoch 4, W. McConnon 2, M. Price 1, D. Johnston 1 Stony Creek Goals: M. Linke 2, L. McMillan 1, S. Doran 1, T. Stone 1, D. Zuidema 1, J. Stuart 1 Phillip Island Best: M. Price, J. Taylor, D. Johnston, J. Robinson, J. Youle, S. Murdoch Stony Creek Best: M. Linke, R. Eddy, C. Le Page, S. Marriott, D. Zuidema, R. Harmes

THIRDS Phillip Island 7.9.51 Stony Creek 2.1.13 Leading Goalkickers: A. Edwards

The Maroons slammed on two goals in two minutes and with 10 minutes to go in the quarter the Island looked in trouble. The ball seemed to be in Stony’s forward 50 for most of the quarter and the Island defence was being stretched to its limit. The Island’s defence seemed to be at home in the sand as they shot down any advances from the enemy and the Island limped home to a nine point victory. The Island now sits third on the ladder and they take on the top side Yarram at Cowes next week in a much anticipated match.

2, B. Johnston 2 (P) PI Best: B. Johnston, A. Edwards, C. Wood, C. Porter, B. Redmond, F. Meade SC Best: J. Brydon, T. Sinclair, B. Jones, J. Brown, H. Stuart, K. Wilson

FOURTHS Phillip Island 10.16.76 Stony Creek 0.0.0 Leading Goalkicker: J. Black 3 (P) PI Best: T. Lloyd, Z. Jankowicz, E. Hines, A. Duyker, L. Arnold, D. Ryan SC Best: K. Wilson, H. Funnell, M. Darmanin, J. Tiziani, L. Henry, B. Bacon

Windy conditions greeted the players and by the start of the senior game it had gained some strength and was favouring the eastern end goals. The Sea-Eagles kicked with this strong advantage in the first term and it took several minutes before the home side registered the first goal through Adam Cross. For all of the first term the complete compliment of 36 players occupied the IK half of the ground. This in turn made it near impossible to clear the ball out of danger for the Allies. The visiting defenders had to go wide and try and hold possession of the ball. Ben Coffey, Matt Gordon and Jim Poland did a sterling job in this term to hold the forwards in check and IK resorted to firing from beyond the 50 metre arc and by quarter time added five goals and seven behinds.

Wrapped up: Jack Taylor gets his arms around Cam LePage on Saturday. Photo courtesy Gerard

The pattern of play was the same in the second term as IK got the ball away from the centre through Hender and Clark and they managed to keep the ball in. An early goal to Clark and another to Terlich put the game into tough proportions but a strong mark by Blake Reed and an answering goal gave the visitors some confidence. The Allies peppered the forward line but could not break through and a wild kick out of defence allowed Michael McKeane to pounce on it and goal from the boundary line. At half time IK led 10-8 to 2-2 but once more had the strong breeze. Adam Cross and Clark were again the targets in the forward line and by playing possession football IK played across the ground and then around under the shade of the trees. Into the wind the Allies kept the ball on the move. Garner in the half forward line took strong marks and goals to Ben Vardy and Kyron Rendell kept the game alive. At the bounce the ball went long with the wind and Clarke was again on the receiving end

and his two quick goals kept the lead comfortable. Great play in the middle by Vardy and Poland, the ball was fired into Scott Kilgower who finished the job. At the last change IK led by 10 goals but Garner asked his charges for one big effort. The play of the day came as the ball was knocked forward from the ruck duel and Matt Poland cleared a path to allow Jim Poland a long run down the

Inverloch-Kongwak (138) DWWWW 6.5 (41)


Inverloch-Kongwak Goals: A. Cross 5, B. Soumilas 4, D. Clark 3, D. Lawton 2, B. Hender 2, C. Maher 1, J. Brosnan 1, R. Tegg 1, M. Billows 1, C. Terlich 1 DWWWW Goals: B. Reed 1, B. Vardy 1, K. Rendell 1, M. Poland 1, S. Kilgower 1, M. McKeane 1 Inverloch-Kongwak Goals: A. Cross, D. Clark, B. Hender, J. Clottu, C. Casey, R. Tegg DWWWW Best: M. Poland, B. Vardy, S. Kilgower, B. Coffey, B. Reed, M. Gordon

RESERVES Inverloch-Kongwak 12.15.87 DWWWW 4.6.30 Leading Goalkicker: J. Sheerin 6 (I) IK Best: C. Spencer, J. Sheerin, J. Licis, C. Allum, A. Dowie, B. Hayes DWWWW Best: A. Garland, O. Hen-

middle and after three bounces fired the ball through from the 50 metre line for a great goal. IK played percentage football as Mark Billows, Thornby and Brosnan kept the ball out of danger and the home side went on the record with a comfortable win. Inverloch-Kongwak travel to Dalyston next week, while the Allies head to Korumburra to take on the Bulldogs.

derson, V. Pecora, J. Le Blanc, T. Hunter, D. McKean

THIRDS Inverloch-Kongwak 18.8.116 DWWWW 2.2.14 Leading Goalkicker: N. Cairns 5 (I) IK Best: B. Petersen, M. Burton, N. Cairns, J. Burton, Z. Tonkin, L. Michael DWWWW Best: D. Hooper, A. Moore, S. Vening, D. Skarratt, S. Mayne, B. Weston

FOURTHS Inverloch-Kongwak 23.22.160 DWWWW 0.0.0 Leading Goalkicker: X. Hughes 8 (I) IK Best: O. Hutton, O. Toussaint, C. Mckenzie, X. Hughes, J. Hutchinson, J. Teakle DWWWW Best: J. Vening, C. Pettie, C. Pintus, I. O’Sullivan, T. Rendell, K. Hanning

Going for it: Ally James Poland hovers over the ball during his side’s clash with Inverloch-Kongwak.

Demons demolish Panthers YARRAM dominated last year’s premiers, Kilcunda–Bass in the Beyond Blue shield match at Yarram on Saturday.

THIS WEEKEND ALBERTON Round 6 - May 4 Phillip Island v Yarram Kil-Bass v Foster Fish Creek v Toora Kor-Bena v DWWWW Tarwin v Stony Creek Dalyston v I-K MDU - bye

The Demons had three changes for the match with Trek Davis, Corbin Sutherland and Louis Rodaughan

MID GIPPSLAND Round 5 - May 4 Yall-Yall Nth v Newborough Thorpdale v Trafalgar Mirboo North v Yinnar Yarragon v Hill End Boolarra v Morwell East

Yarram 20.15.135 Kilcunda Bass 11.11.77 Yarram Goals: B. Lynch 5, N. Lynch 3, G. Underwood 2, C. Bruns 2, L. Jenkins 2, B. Chapman 2, R. Coulthard 1, J. Swift 1, D. Rash 1, D. Clavarino 1 Kilcunda Bass Goals: K. Bergles 6, J. Wells 1, L. Harrison 1, D. Wells 1, J. Attenborough 1, S. Jerger 1 Yarram Best: C. Bruns, G. Underwood, J. Swift, L. Le Blanc, J. Parry , B. Lynch Kilcunda Bass Best: M. Hutchinson, K. Bergles, D. Crawford, D. Wells, J. Attenborough, J. Attenborough

GIPPSLAND Round 4 - May 4 Morwell v Bairnsdale Traralgon v Moe Sale v Warragul Leongatha v Wonthaggi (Night) Drouin v Maffra

ELLINBANK Round 5 - May 4 Poowong v Nilma-Darnum Bunyip v Lang Lang Warragul Ind v Nyora Catani v Cora Lynn Garfield v Ellinbank Nar Nar Goon v KooWeeRup Longwarry v Buln Buln Neerim Nm Sth - bye

I N V ER LOCH-KONG WAK hosted the Allies on Saturday with the visitors hoping to put together a more competitive game than recently.

Up and at it: Yarram’s Chris Bruns was unable to hold onto it after leaping into the stratosphere on Saturday.

RESERVES Kilcunda Bass 20.13.133 Yarram 1.2.8 Leading Goalkicker: S. Johnstone 5 (K) KB Best: S. Johnstone, T. Kleverkamp, L. Johnstone, T.

out while Dylan Rash was back in along with two first game players Brett Chapman and Ryan Foulkes. Killy-Bass had the breeze in the first quarter, but with Bruns and Underwood winning the ball in the centre and B. Lynch leading well, Yarram managed to score five goals to three.

Charles, M. Thompson, C. Wells Yar Best: A. Taylor, B. McLeod, D. Borgia, H. Downe, D. Hay, A. Caygill

THIRDS Kilcunda Bass 21.22.148 Yarram 4.3.27 Leading Goalkicker: B. Jones 5(K) KB Best: C. Smith, B. Jones, H. Bencraft, N. Arney, D. Clay, K. Condick Yar Best: L. Rodaughan, J. Garland, J. McDonald, C. Coulthard, D. Pattinson, J. Cupples

FOURTHS Yarram 8.12.60 Kilcunda Bass 3.3.21 Leading Goalkicker: L. Bentley 5 (Y) Yar Best: L. Bentley, B. Wilson, J. Davis, J. Biemans, J. Liversidge, J. McDonald KB Best: J. Rosenow, T. Burgess, A. Arney, W. Musgrove-Arnold, L. Alford, B. Pipicelli

Chapman scored two for the quarter- the first with his first kick. Bergles was dangerous up forward for Killy-Bass with two goals, but Anderson had the job on him and was doing well in this tagging role. The second quarter was the real turning point for the game. Yarram had the use of the breeze and use it they did. A 10 goal quarter with eight different goal kickers broke the game open, with Yarram going to the rooms at half time with a 69 point lead and a score two points shy of 100. It was the best quarter of football by the Demons for the year - Clavarino, Ryan and David Coulthard tackling ferociously. Jimmy Parry, Brady Davis, Luke LeBlanc and Shem Rendell were working hard across the centre. The pressure applied to the Panthers was relentless and they had no answers, with

the game effectively over. Both sides kicked three goals each in the third quarter with Luke Jenkins marking well up forward getting one, Nathan Lynch who was lively across half forward got one and Brent Lynch working hard got the third. Grazotis, Moore, and Sutherland were defending well for Yarram as the Panthers had the wind, while Rash in the ruck was doing a great job on his taller opponent. At three quarter time Yarram led by 68. In the final quarter Yarram took the foot off the accelerator. In fact the Panthers got four goals into the wind and Yarram two. Jarryd Swift had been great all day for Yarram and he, along with first gamer Foulkes and Tom Holt were Yarram’s best in this quarter. Yarram will take on Phillip Island at Cowes on Saturday, while the Panthers are set to host Foster.

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Magpies fly in wind A WILD wind at Dalyston on Saturday played havoc with the ball from the Sharks and Magpies. Dalyston kicked with the wind in the first and certainly made the most of it. Despite Tarwin making the first move and scoring a major early on against the wind, it was Dalyston that then took control.

Dalyston 16.7.103 Tarwin 9.6.60

250 for Cameron Top effort: Travis ‘Trucky’ Cameron celebrated his 250th game with the Tarwin Football Club on Saturday. This is thought to be a club record. Cameron joined the club as an Under 17s player and is in his 14th senior season with the club. He is being congratulated on his achievement by Tarwin coach Brett ‘Sticks’ O’Halloran.

Dalyston Goals: B. Fisher 6, C. Tait 3, M. Kraska 3, J. Brooker 2, D. Wylie 1, J. Ross 1 Tarwin Goals: T. Williamson 3, J. Cann 2, T. Lomax 2, B. Chalmers 1, N. McRae 1 Dalyston Best: B. Fisher, J. Ross, M. Howell, R. Jennings, D. Kelly, D. Wylie Tarwin Best: N. McRae, T. Cameron, C. Lamers, J. Chalmers, L. Thwaites, W. Nye

RESERVES Dalyston 10.10.70 Tarwin 5.2.32 Leading Goalkicker: D. Pruysers 4 (D) Dal Best: T. Davey, J. Alexander, K. Thomas, J. McRae, A. Gennaccaro, K. Maloney Tar Best: O. Cumming, W. Lomax, P. McRae, V. Van Dillen, N. Browne,

Eight goals in the first quarter had the margin at 45 at the first break. Tarwin were looking for the redemption in the second and struck back with the wind. Four goals and four behinds were put on the board for the Sharks, while the home side snuck through a goal against the gales. This had the margin at 23 in Dalyston’s favour at

J. Van Dillen

THIRDS Dalyston 22.12.144 Tarwin 1.3.9 Leading Goalkicker: N. Bainbridge 5 (D) Dal Best: M. McCoy, J. McPhee, N. Bainbridge, H. Wright, B. Wardle, T. Hamilton Tarwin Best: K. Robinson, J. Smith, R. Boscombe-Hill, D. Betts, J. Bell, J. Carmody

FOURTHS Dalyston 20.10.130 Tarwin 0.1.1 Leading Goalkicker: D. Brosnan 6 (D) Dal Best: D. Brosnan, M. Crutchfield, Z. Sprie, F. Brosnan, K. Wilson, C. Loughridge Tar Best: B. Ellen, N. Johnstone, J. Van der Kolk, J. Newton, C. Preston, K. Teylor

the main break. A seven goal fun fest in the third for the Magpies had the game in control. Brad Fisher was loving life, with a total of six for the game while Tait and Kraska managed three each in the four quarters. Veteran Shark Travis Cameron was backed up by Chalmers, Lamers and Thwaites on the defensive end but to no avail. A 62 point lead had developed by three quarter time and Tarwin were left scratching their heads. Only a seven goal comeback could save them now. It wasn’t out of the question, but would be a tall order. A great effort of four goals was good but not good enough for the visitors, having the margin end at 43 in the Magpies’ favour. This weekend Dalyston will host Inverloch-Kongwak while Tarwin welcome their neighbours Stony Creek to play.

Foster by a goal

NIGHT football provided a cracker on Saturday, with Foster and MDU going head to head.

The two teams were both prepared for a great game, with a large crowd gathered to watch. It was a fairly even start to the match. Foster was working the ball well while MDU were running hard when they could. Foster were controlling more of the ball but only capitalised on half of their scoring shots. Three goals from the visiting Demons had the

Foster 8.12.60 M.D.U. 8.6.54 Foster Goals: D. Granger 2, S. Chaseling 2, M. Green 1, D. Clearihan-Jervies 1, B. Rooney 1, S. Hawking 1 M.D.U. Goals: C. Johnston 2, T. Harris 1, T. McDermott 1, A. Harris 1, P. Kindellan 1, T. Trotman 1, C. Ampt 1 Foster Best: M. Eales, J. Toner, S. Chaseling, D. Granger, J. Williams, J. Moore M.D.U. Best: P. Kindellan, C. Ampt, C. Johnston, C. Hutcheson, R. Olden, L. Findlay

RESERVES Foster 7.9.51 M.D.U. 5.2.32 Leading Goalkicker: D. Smith 3 (F) Fos Best: D. Granger, W. Davy, B. Mugridge, R. Bohn, N. Clarke, J. Lowe M.D.U. Best: M. Harris, R. Living-

margin stand at three points in Foster’s favour at the first break. It was much of the same story in the second. More pressure around the football meant neither team could get the ball into their forward arc. Jackson Moore and John Williams were working hard for the Tigers, while young gun Lachie Findlay was giving it all for MDU. A five point lead in Foster’s advantage resulted at half time. The Tigers were in need of some breathing room and the third quarter allowed that.

Two goals and a disappointing five behinds got them a stable lead while the MDU boys only managed a major and two behinds for the quarter. A 14 point lead had developed and Foster was ready to finish the game. MDU hit back hard in the fourth quarter with three goals and three behinds. Foster also managed two goals and a single behind to take out the match by a goal, or more accurately six behinds. Next week the Tigers travel to Kilcunda-Bass for the battle of the big cats, while MDU enjoys a week off.


Yarram ........ 4 Kor-Bena ..... 4 Phillip Is...... 4 Fish Creek.... 3 Dalyston ...... 3 Foster ......... 3 Kil-Bass.......... 3 Stony Creek.... 2 Inv-K’wak ....... 2 Tarwin ............ 0 MDU............... 0 Toora Dist...... 0 DWWWW ....... 0

1 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 4 4 3 4


0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

190.38 141.81 117.66 168.02 143.28 122.70 116.62 125.36 114.12 51.72 47.09 44.22 21.51


16 16 16 12 12 12 12 8 8 0 0 0 0

GOALKICKERS C. Sutherland (Yarram) .............28 K. Bergles (Kil-Bass) .................26 B. Lynch (Yarram) .....................16 M. Kraska (Dalyston) ................14 D. Clark (Inv-K’wak) ..................14 J. Wells (Kil-Bass).....................14 S. Murdoch (Phillip Is) ..............14 B. Fisher (Dalyston) ..................13 T. Hooker (Fish Ck) ...................12 M. Cook (Kor-Bena) ..................12 L. Jenkins (Yarram)............. (4) 12


Kor-Bena ..... 4 Phillip Is...... 4 Dalyston ...... 4 Foster ......... 4 Kil-Bass ...... 3 Stony Creek .. 2 Fish Creek ...... 2 Tarwin ............ 1 MDU............... 1 Inv-K’wak ....... 1 DWWWW ....... 1 Yarram ........... 1 Toora Dist...... 0

0 1 0 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 3 4 3


0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

865.22 252.83 225.33 146.80 162.66 97.70 78.41 76.79 74.90 53.42 52.37 36.82 27.68


16 16 16 16 12 8 8 4 4 4 4 4 0

GOALKICKERS M. Dickason (Kil-Bass) .............14 S. Ambler (Phillip Is).................11 N. Osler (Kil-Bass) ....................11 M. Green (Foster) ........................9 J. Buckland (Fish Ck) ..................8 D. Pruysers (Dalyston) ................8 J. Fowles (Kor-Bena) ...................7 J. Wilson (Kor-Bena) ...................7 J. Kyle (Kor-Bena) .......................7 L. Wilkinson (Dalyston)...............7 D. Smith (Foster) ........................7


Red hot: Ben Chalmers makes the most of his space in Tarwin’s clash with Dalyston.

stone, H. Sinclair, S. White, T. Davison, B. Densley


THIRDS M.D.U. 6.7.43 Foster 6.5.41




Won Power ... 3 0 0 9233.33 12 Inv-K’wak..... 3 0 0 376.39 12 Corner Inlet .. 2 1 0 273.85 8 Dalyston ...... 2 1 0 242.19 8 Kil-Bass ...... 1 2 0 92.75 4 L’gatha Jnr ... 0 2 0 24.36 0 Phillip Is ......... 0 2 0 4.97 0 Kor-Bena ........ 0 3 0 0.50 0 GOALKICKERS M. Dyball (Won Power) .............10 K. Reid (Inv-K’wak) .....................9 B. Thorson (Foster) .....................8 L. Gheller (Dalyston) ...................7 Z. Crow (Kil-Bass) .......................6 T. Scarce (Won Power) ...............6 S. Bent (Won Power) ..................5 D. Garnham (Won Power) ...........5 C. McInnes (Inv-K’wak)...............5 S. Flanders (Foster).....................4

Leading Goalkickers: J. McMillan 2 (M), T. Hamilton 2 (F) M.D.U. Best: J. Broadway, J. McMillan, S. Horvath, J. Winderlich, A. Campbell, M. Redmond Fos Best: T. Hamilton, G. Rerden, S. Allott, M. Prowd, D. La Casa, H. Griggs

FOURTHS M.D.U. 6.7.43 Foster 3.4.22 Leading Goalkickers: W. Horvath 2 (M), T. VanDyke 2 (F) M.D.U. Best: D. Thorson, S. Forrester, E. Stephenson, M. Newton, W. Horvath, B. Chadwick Fos Best: B. Green, L. Wake, E. Smith, L. Petersen, J. Cripps, X. Duursma


Something different: former Lions and Bulldogs AFL great Jason Akermanis will talk about his career at a special dinner at the Meeniyan Dumbalk United Football Club rooms on Thursday, May 9. Entry: $10 or $20 with a two course meal. Call Adrian on 0427 641 326 for details.


All for the ball: it was a toughly fought match between Foster and MDU on Saturday night. Photo by Mal Heywood.



Won Power .... 3 0 0 995.24 12 Inv-K’wak...... 3 0 0 478.38 12 Corner Inlet ... 2 1 0 333.33 8 Phillip Is....... 1 1 0 118.75 4 Dalyston ....... 1 2 0 26.77 4 Kor-Bena ...... 1 2 0 23.78 4 Kil-Bass........... 0 3 0 24.04 0 L’gatha Jnr ...... 0 2 0 14.19 0 GOALKICKERS Z. Reid (Inv-K’wak) ...................10 T. Nash (Inv-K’wak) .....................6 B. Wingfield (Won Power)...........6 A. Maxwell (Inv-K’wak) ...............4 L. Dayson (Phillip Is) ..................4 E. Reid (Won Power)...................4 N. Anderson (Won Power) ......... 3 J. Kilgour (Dalyston) ...................3 R.C. Angwin (Foster)...................3 H. Anderson (Phillip Is) ...............2

Kil-Bass ...... 4 Dalyston ...... 4 Fish Creek.... 3 MDU........... 3 Kor-Bena ..... 3 Phillip Is...... 3 Foster ............. 1 Inv-K’wak ....... 2 Yarram ........... 2 Toora & Dist... . 1 Tarwin ............ 0 Stony Creek.... 0 DWWWW ....... 0

1 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 1 4 4 3


0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

469.92 224.14 388.12 313.11 298.56 88.97 115.70 73.85 40.46 135.57 21.13 11.67 8.42


16 16 12 12 12 12 10 8 8 6 0 0 0

GOALKICKERS J. McMillan (MDU) ....................23 J. Andersen (Kil-Bass) ..............20 J. Buckland (Fish Ck) ................20 J. McDonald (Yarram) ...............16 B. Jones (Kil-Bass) ...................11 N. Somerville (Kor-Bena) ..........10 M. Manteit (Kil-Bass) ..................9 T. Hamilton (Dalyston) ................9 J. Homer (Kil-Bass).....................8 B. Doran (Toora & Dist) ..............8


Kor-Bena ..... 4 Inv-K’wak..... 4 Dalyston ...... 4 Yarram ........ 4 Phillip Is...... 3 Stony Creek .. 2 Foster ............. 2 MDU............... 2 Fish Creek ...... 2 Kil-Bass.......... 1 DWWWW ....... 0 Toora & Dist... 0 Tarwin ............ 0

0 1 0 1 2 2 3 2 2 4 4 3 4

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


1346.15 673.61 545.00 268.75 266.20 126.67 75.51 71.32 65.86 50.00 7.67 4.86 1.91


16 16 16 16 12 8 8 8 8 4 0 0 0

GOALKICKERS J. Black (Phillip Is) ....................19 X. Hughes (Inv-K’wak) ..............15 L. Bentley (Yarram) ...................15 T. Van Dyke (Foster) ..................14 D. Crook (Kor-Bena)..................13 A. Toussaint (Inv-K’wak) ...........11 J. Macri (Kor-Bena) ...................10 J. Ellams (Kor-Bena) ...................8 C. McKenzie (Inv-K’wak) .............8 D. Brosnan (Dalyston).................8

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Parrots fall short LEONGATHA Football Club fell short last weekend, finishing 37 points in arrears of Maffra.




Morwell ......3 0 0 231.54 12 Sale ...........3 0 0 156.57 12 Maffra.........2 1 0 139.54 8 Bairnsdale ...2 1 0 127.05 8 Traralgon .....1 2 0 124.17 4 Warragul ........1 2 0 76.54 4 Wonthaggi......1 2 0 76.10 4 Leongatha ......1 2 0 74.66 4 Drouin ............1 2 0 70.38 4 Moe................0 3 0 51.12 0 GOALKICKERS D. Sheen (Maffra) ............... (6) 19 M. Sellings (Bairnsdale) ...... (8) 17 D. Hutchison (Morwell) ....... (8) 11 J. Blaser (Moe) ................... (1) 9 M. Ferguson (Sale) ............. (3) 9 S. Proctor (Drouin) ............. (2) 8 C. Maskell (Leongatha) ....... (5) 8 M. Johnston (Morwell) ....... (3) 8 M. Davis (Sale) ................... (4) 8

But club stalwarts believe the club’s best footy is ahead of it, with a number of classy players to come back into the side from injury. Cade Maskell slotted into the full forward position and kicked five goals. While Maskell played his part well, the team was again unsettled by former full forward Dwayne Holt’s absence. The dynamo was diagnosed with leukaemia, a shock that has left the club reeling. The Parrots are also missing the onfield services of



Warragul .....3 0 0 232.32 Sale ...........2 1 0 153.15 Wonthaggi ...2 1 0 120.83 Morwell ......1 2 0 152.42 Maffra.........1 1 0 118.60 Leongatha ......1 1 0 76.09 Traralgon ........1 2 0 75.96 Drouin ............1 1 0 49.33 Moe................0 3 0 36.63 GOALKICKERS


12 8 8 4 4 4 4 4 0

B. Monahan (Warragul)....... (3) 12 R. Tack (Wonthaggi) ........... (3) 7 J. Barton (Sale) ................... (0) 7 T. Phillips (Morwell) ............ (5) 7 T. Webster (Warragul) ......... (2) 6 A. Dugan (Traralgon)........... (0) 5 S. Ferguson (Sale) .............. (2) 5 J. Jarred (Drouin) ............... (0) 4 J. Swanson (Morwell) ......... (2) 4




Bairnsdale ...3 0 0 595.74 12 Traralgon .....3 0 0 344.16 12 Drouin ........2 1 0 141.83 8 Maffra.........2 1 0 140.13 8 Wonthaggi ...2 1 0 131.14 8 Morwell ..........1 2 0 105.08 4 Sale ................1 2 0 71.50 4 Warragul ........1 2 0 64.65 4 Leongatha ......0 3 0 40.28 0 Moe................0 3 0 12.47 0 GOALKICKERS B. Darby-Lock (Morwell) ... (11) 12 C. Nickels (Traralgon).......... (4) 12 J. Zahra (Wonthaggi) .......... (4) 9 J. Gown (Drouin) ................ (0) 7 D. Alexander (Maffra) .......... (0) 7 A. Ferreria-Neto (Won) ........ (4) 7 B. Trinder (Bairnsdale) ........ (3) 6 M. Jacobsen (Traralgon) ..... (1) 6 M. Allman (Maffra).............. (1) 6 J. Patullo (Warragul) ........... (0) 6


Moe ...........3 Traralgon .....3 Sale ...........2 Warragul .....2 Bairnsdale ...2 Maffra ............2 Morwell ..........1 Drouin ............0 Leongatha ......0 Wonthaggi......0

0 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0



746.51 487.01 373.17 215.04 163.45 138.36 31.55 25.09 16.83 12.58

12 12 8 8 8 8 4 0 0 0

GOALKICKERS B. Scott (Sale) ................... (12) 20 L. Di Ciero (Traralgon)......... (3) 14 T. Morrow (Moe) ................. (2) 9 J. Orlicki (Warragul) ............ (0) 8 K. Stamers (Traralgon) ........ (3) 8 N. Mulqueen (Warragul)...... (0) 7 C. Stockdale (Traralgon)...... (1) 7 K. Renooy (Maffra) ............. (2) 7 L. Robinson (Bairnsdale) .... (6) 7 J. Jans (Sale) ...................... (2) 6 B. Regan (Maffra) ............... (3) 6

Looking for options: Stuart Kilsby looking for a place to go at Maffra on Saturday. Photo courtesy The Gippsland Tmes.


Aaron Hillberg: the new Parrot puts one on his boot against Maffra. Photo courtesy The Gippsland Tmes.


playing coach Will Thursfield. Thankfully the former Richmond FC gun will return in the coming weeks. Big man Chris Rump, who has had an extended break on the injury list, will also come back soon after battling well in the Seconds. Maffra started the game better than the Parrots, running the ball well. The Parrots looked uncomfortable and seemed to have a play on at all costs policy that saw them tackled on too many occasions. In the second quarter Maskell took the game by the scruff of the neck, booting two goals on the run. He converted another late shot from a set shot at 50 metres. Nagel slotted one too. Vernon and Marriott, somewhat held early, started to get more of the ball. Marriott was enjoying a tough battle with Maffra’s Coleman. In the third term Maffra had three quick goals on the board before the Parrots could respond with a goal through Hillberg. Browne kicked another, before Verboon, who was providing a good target, slotted two more. In the last quarter Maffra again got the early jump, pushing the margin out to 40 points. Maskell brought the lead back with a major at the 12 minute mark, before McGrath drove another through. Unfortunately Maffra again kicked away, before McGrath again slotted a goal. Maskell got one more near the end of the game to cap off a fruitful day. Best for the Parrots were Contin, McGrath, Mackie, McLennan, Maskell and Geitz.

Leongatha Junior Football Club results Under 10s Leongatha 7.5.47 d Yallourn North 1.7.47 Goalkickers: K. Brown 3, J. Wrigley 2, H. Kewming 2, R. Weaver, J. Burns, D. Hanily, D. Hume Best players: D. Hanily, N. Hanily, R. Weaver, D. Hume, A. Battersby, T. Collins.

Under 11s Leongatha 1.0.6 lt Phillip Island 9.13.67 Goal kickers: F. Materia Best players: C. Michael, D. Sturtevant, R. Kemp, J. Thomas, F. Materia.

Under 12s Leongatha 11.0.66 d Yallourn North 1.0.6 Goalkickers: J. Battersby 2, T. Boler 2, T. Harry, L. Stothart, K. Casbolt, J. Hume, R. Pattison, J.

OTHER MATCHES SENIORS Morwell 25.18.168 d Moe 7.5.47 Bairnsdale 17.19.121 d Drouin 6.6.42 Traralgon 23.18.156 d Warragul 10.14.74 RESERVES Morwell 16.9.105 d Moe 0.2.2 Warragul 9.5.59 d Traralgon 7.6.48 UNDER 18 Morwell 18.21.129 d Moe 2.7.19 Bairnsdale 14.15.99 d Drouin 2.1.13 Traralgon 14.18.102 d Warragul 3.0.18 UNDER 16 Moe 23.11.149 d Morwell 1.6.12 Bairnsdale 16.14.110 d Drouin 3.7.25 Traralgon 14.9.93 d Warragul 5.9.39

Lamers, A. Ballagh, W. McDonald, W. Littlejohn Best players: L. Stothart, R. Pattison, T. Boler, T. Harry, K. Casbolt, W. McDonald.

Under 13s Leongatha 2.7.19 d Phillip Island 2.6.18 Goalkickers: M. Hoober, L. O’Neill Best players: D. Anderson, M. Hoober, C. Olden, S. McGannon, B. Perry, D. Williams.

Under 14s Leongatha 11.3.69 d Yallourn North 1.3.9 Goalkickers: T. Brew 3, J. Boler 3, T. Bernaldo 2, J. Dunn 2, D. Ginnane, M. McKinnon, N. Trotto, T. Westaway, J. Ball Best players: N. Battersby, T. Brew, J. Dunn, T. Westaway, N. Trotto, L. Thomas.

Parrots fly high THE Leongatha Parrots Under 14s bounced back on Saturday, trouncing an undermanned Yallourn North outfit. The boys were never troubled, with Jack Dunn starting the ball rolling with two quick goals. Ruckman Lachie Thomas, who is quickly gaining a feel for the game, put the Parrots’ next major on the board soon after. Jonah Ball, Michael McKinnon and big man Trent Westaway would follow up with goals of their own before the end of the first term. In the second quarter the Parrots mosquito brigade of Tom Brew and Josh Boler came to the fore. Brew was first with a slick goal, with Boler following suit soon after. Damon Ginnane was

also coming into the game, kicking a goal. Meanwhile Jack Balagh and Mitchell Harry were offering solid targets up forward. The third quarter started in a similar fashion to the second, with Brew and Boler kicking goals. Tom Evans, Jordi Geary and Nathan Trotto continued to help their team gain ascendancy with gut running. Ben Ryan was lifting and Boler chipped in with a superb goal from the boundary line. Zac Caughey was playing a quarter back role of the half back line. Nathan Trotto kicked another major. Two more Tom Brew goals in the early stages of the last quarter topped off a brilliant day for the crumbing forward. Lachie DenelzenDavey too played a scintillating last term.

Tom Brew: the crumbing forward had a big day out on Saturday, with a brilliant goal kicking performance.

Final score: Yallourn North 1.3.9 to Leongatha 11.3.69 (the scoreboard was stopped as part the ‘mercy rule’, so the Parrots’ score was actually much higher).

Alberton in State Championships finals LAST month the Alberton Football Netball League Open women’s team was crowned the 2013 Netball Victoria Regional State League Open Division Premiers for the Eastern Region of Victoria. As the winners of the grand final they have now been invited to participate in the Regional State League Premiers Challange on Sunday, May 5. This will be a round robin competition between the four regions of Victoria: Goulburn/North East, Central Highlands, Western and Eastern and will be held at the State Netball Hockey Centre. Each region will play the other three regions in a round robin style competition with the top two teams going through to the final, with the winner declared the

State Champions. This final will be played as the curtain raiser for the Melbourne Vixens home game against the Central Pulse. The Alberton team comprises Tess Angarane, Elle Angarane, Hayley Pupetti, Jarney Thomas, Jess McRae, Kayla Mcindoe, Therese Dalmau, Christie Hillberg, Kara WoganBrowne with Cath Chester the coach. This group of local South Gippsland girls who play in the Alberton Football Netball League has combined into a great team, and they would love to see as much support as possible at the State Netball and Hockey Centre on Sunday to help them win those early rounds and hopefully a spot in the grand final. The first round of games begins at 9am with the grand final at 12 noon.

Going to states: the Alberton Netball League team will be taking on the best netballers in the state on Sunday.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - PAGE 67


In action: players faced high speed paint bullets when out on the field on the weekend.

So close for Power WONTHAGGI again showed its tremendous fighting spirit and qualities in a tough battle with the talented visitors from Sale.

League heavy weight Sale was made to work hard for its win, coming from behind in the first half to overrun Wonthaggi who was not able to sustain the pressure that had been a feature earlier. Playing conditions were very good apart from a strong wind blowing across the wide Wonthaggi oval. Early in the game this threatened to spoil the game for the large number of locals who ventured along, but the players soon adapted to the challenge. Sale made a good fist of things early, racing out to a clear lead through Davis and Martin, and Ferguson was stamping his influence on the game. Walsh, Wallace and Collins were working hard. Equally as effective were the Power runners Aaron Ware, Nathan Jones and Lucas White. Wylie goaled for Wonthaggi but Sale has four majors on the board, all scored

under real pressure. The second quarter saw Wonthaggi lift tremendously with goals to White (3), Earl Shaw, Nathan Jones and Troy Harley, while Sale could only notch a single goal for the quarter. Dryden, Coyne, Blair and Guilmartin were leading the way down back with strong tackling, and the big local crowd were getting right behind their team. Warnett was continuing his good form for the Power and took in a handy lead at half time. The Power players worked around the packs putting their heads over the ball, and winning the hotly contested ball, sending a strong message to the opposition. Wonthaggi knew the opposition would come back strongly but were not about to step aside. The signs were good early in the second half when Ware goaled, but the Magpies just kept coming. Their big men, in particular Mitchell Davis, Ferguson and ruckman Jack Lipman who was having a great battle with Earl Shaw. With the big men beginning to dominate the smaller, pacy players of Sale were gathering easy possessions. In particular Luke Collins and Kane Mar-

tin were damaging. Scores were getting tighter and Wonthaggi needed a goal. Davis was proving the difference with his strong leads up forward and excellent finish for the Magpies. The final quarter saw Sale continue to take over the game and control the centre. Wonthaggi was having difficulty in sustaining the pressure that had been a highlight of their game earlier. Sale edged further ahead but Harley got one goal back with a strong mark. It was Sale’s experienced players now doing the damage and they continued on to record a solid 18 point victory. Wonthaggi was disappointed but could be well pleased with their effort, as they proved beyond a doubt that they can be competitive with any side, a message to all teams in the league. A couple of interested spectators included Collingwood players Blair and Pendlebury who came along to support their old teams. Hope they enjoyed the contest as much as the big crowd did. Next week Wonthaggi faces old rival Leongatha under lights in what again is another important contest, while Sale hosts an improving Warragul side.

Bass Coast hosts paintball event BASS Coast Paintball proudly hosted enthusiasts from all over Victoria on Saturday. Dozens of paintballers took aim at one another on the field in windy conditions. The Bass Coast Raid-

ers, Warriors and Vikings all stood their ground and performed well on the day. Bass Coast Paintball owner Pat Wishart was honoured to host the Paintball Victoria event. “This is the first time

we have held one of these and it’s great for the club,” he said. Competitors can fire hundreds of paint projectiles at one another in a seven minute game with teams of five looking to outlast their opponent.

Hard slog: Wonthaggi Power worked hard against the Sale Magpies but couldn’t secure a win on Saturday. Photo by Mark Drury.

Scoreboard! STOCKDALE and Leggo Leongatha has made a major investment in the Leongatha Football Club, sponsoring an upgraded electronic scoreboard. Both teams see the deal as a win-win. “We’re really happy to be a part of the Leongatha footy club in the long term. We think the club’s going in a really good direction,” Stockdale and Leggo principal Michael Hanily said. As club president Mal Mackie said: “If it wasn’t for Stockdale and Leggo we wouldn’t have this. We appreciate this very much. We see the partnership as a perfect match. They’re a young company going ahead and we’re a young side going ahead.” Impressive by day, the technology, which has been in operation since the beginning of the year, will have the chance to shine extra brightly this weekend – as the Parrots face enemy combatants Wonthaggi Power on Saturday night. The Parrots faithful will be hoping the scoreboard records an impressive victory in their favour.

Local lads: the Bass Coast was well represented by the Radiers, Warriors and Vikings at the state wide event in Bass Coast on Saturday.

Ruby’s King to race Warrnambool A RACEHORSE owned by a Ruby family is going to contest the prestigious Warrnambool Cup on Thursday.

Up there: Travis Krause supports his team-mate up against Sale’s Joel Wallace on Saturday. Photo by Mark Drury.

Look at the scoreboard, mate: Leongatha Football Club president Mal Mackie with Stockdale and Leggo principal Michael Hanily and director Jason Harris.

King’s a Star has been selected to race in the $200,000 Warrnambool event. The racehorse won the Stawell Cup on March 31 and the Traralgon Cup on December 9, both worth $50,000. The horse is proudly owned by the McFarlane family.



at Leongatha under lights

SATURDAY, MAY 4 Seniors Football - 6.30pm

Games start 1pm with the Under 16 Football Get it: Earl Shaw goes for the loose ball in Power’s clash with Sale.


Photography courtesy Gerard Bruning

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Winner, winner: Leongatha’s Dayn Bentvelzen took out the Gippsland Wingless Sprint Car Series recently. A Round 3 win at Nyora helped him to secure the series victory. He will be presented with the series trophy at a presentation night in the coming weeks.

Power scares Pies

On track: Bentvelzen celebrates his series win in his wingless sprint car. Photo credit In Action Photos.

Fastest in Gippsland By Jacob de Kunder “YOU reach about 100 kilometres and then you throw them in sideways and hope you make it around the corner.”

Photo by Mark Drury. Close call: underdogs Wonthaggi Power gave Sale a run for their money on Saturday but ended up going down by 18 points. Here Sale’s Stephen Pollard gets crunched by Wonthaggi’s Leigh Earl and another Power teammate. The Power will take on Leongatha this Saturday under lights at Parrot Park. See page 67.

Seems like a crazy way to drive but that’s how Leongatha’s Dayn Bentvelzen took out the Gippsland Wingless Sprint Car Series. “Racing is an adrenalin rush. I get out of the car sometimes and I’m shaking. It’s good,” he said. Bentvelzen overcame 27 other entrants in the four race series and ended with the most points. Third, sixth, first and eighth placing in the races were enough to get him over the line. The racer has managed this feat after only three seasons in the sport after enjoying motocross before that. “It had come to a point in time where I had a little bit of money and I thought I will step up and go to the cars where I really want to be,” he said. “There’s no comparison from motocross to sprint cars, two wheels to four wheels is very different. “I just have more natural ability in the car than on the bike I think; I never won a race on the bike and was always in C Grade.” Bentvelzen is a self made racer and does a majority of the mechanical work himself. “Since I bought this house a couple of years ago it’s been housed in my shed,” he said. “I do most of the maintenance and preparation. I pretty much do most of it my-

self. My main crew man Anthony helps out heaps on the day and my dad and his partner help me get the car to the track because I don’t have a tow vehicle, which is a great help.” Because he is racing on a race to race budget Bentvelzen – even though he goes hard – cannot afford to crash. “There’s a hell of a lot more lows than highs in this sport,” he said. “We all run exactly the same motor under the same specs, it’s really hard to win. It all comes down to your driving ability and the car’s set up. “In my first season I had a big stack at Rosedale. I went into the wall almost flat stick and did about $3000 worth of damage to the rear of the car. “I haven’t had any major incidents in the past two seasons touch wood, I’ve kept my nose clean and stayed out of troubles which has helped the results and helped me afford to keep racing.” The next step for Bentvelzen would be to place in the state series. “It’s something I want to do but haven’t had the funding to be able to do it,” he said. “There is a lot of travel and staying away and more rounds. It’s one of those things that if I had more sponsors on board that would help finances, I could have a crack at. “I’d really just like to thank all of my current sponsors as well: Foster Tyres and Service, Autobarn Leongatha, Inverloch Motor body Works, SG Exhausts, HPC Coatings and Victory Lane Racegear as well as all my friends and family who give up their time to help me and support me. It is much appreciated.”

April 30, 2013  

April 30 edition of South Gippsland's weekly newspaper