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Time to love Earth GREENHOUSE gases produced by South Gippsland Shire Council’s services and facilities rose by 26 per cent between 2009-10 and 2011-12. But the council has a plan to reduce emissions and residents will be asked to play a major part. Turn to page 11 to find out more about council’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan from sustainability officer Heidi Hamm (pictured).

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Stripped bare Bushfire loophole denuding Inverloch By Brad Lester INVERLOCH is in danger of losing its iconic vegetation as residents appear to be misusing Victorian Government legislation to clear blocks. The revelation follows The Star’s (July 30 edition) report of increasing incidence of tree poisoning to give a sea view and increase property values at Inverloch. The government introduced the 10/30 rule to reduce bushfire risk in the wake of the Black Saturday fires in 2009. The rule allows homeowners across Victoria to remove all vegetation within 10m of buildings erected or approved before September 10, 2009,

without a permit. Any vegetation other than trees can be cleared within 30m. But some people are removing vegetation around old houses, citing bushfire risk, and once the trees are gone, demolishing the homes to make way for bigger new homes or multiple townhouses. The rate at which vegetation is being cleared around Inverloch has alarmed Dave Sutton, president of the Inverloch Residents and Ratepayers Association and South Gippsland Conservation Society. “There have been a lot of people using it (10/30 rule) to remove trees they do not like,� he said. “The disturbing thing I find is that people buy a treed block and clear all the trees from it. Why

don’t they just buy a cleared block somewhere? “The whole of Inverloch is covered by vegetation but it is slowly and surely going.� Shadow Minister for the Environment and Climate Change Lisa Neville urged the State Government to act. “The Napthine Government needs to ensure planning and bushfire protection rules and regulations are adhered to by all property owners,� she said. “If property owners are using the 10/30 rule not for bushfire protection but to remove vegetation to assist with future housing development then the government needs to investigate and take the appropriate action, including strengthening the regulations and oversight if that is required.� Continued on page 2.



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Famous fish to ‘swim’ again By Sarah Vella FISH Creek’s famous fish is in desperate need of rejuvenation. Years of being perched atop the Fish Creek Hotel

have taken their toll on the now mangy mullet. Venus Bay artist Colin Suggett said the sculpture was originally made for an outdoor exhibition in the quarries of Mount Gambier in South Australia.


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“I made the piece over there on site and then it was on show for about a month in The Quarries - An Archaeology exhibition,” he said. “After the show, I brought it back to Gippsland and sold it to the publican at Fish Creek.” The fish was first built for the exhibition in 1988 and installed on the pub in 1989. The mullet’s been there for nearly 25 years. The fish, which Colin said was modelled on a mullet, is made of aluminium, galvanised metal and fibre glass on a light steel frame. “It was really made just to last for the exhibition so I am amazed it has sat there for so long and weathered so well,” he said. “I have had a good look at it recently and the light frame work will need replacing and the whole thing needs restoring.” Colin said the fish was always supposed to be a piece of sculpture and he wanted it to be seen that way on the top of the pub. “Some people thought it should be more like an advertising sign, stuck upright or on the side of the hotel but that was the last thing we wanted,” he said. “The idea was it was supposed to look like it had dropped out of the sky onto the corner of the hotel.” The fish has appeared in a few magazines over the years and has become something of an icon in the small town. “In some ways it fits into the great Australian interest in big things, but I don’t see it strictly in those terms. I see it more as an art

piece than the other big things,” he said. “But is has definitely become a bit of an iconic image and something to look out in Fish Creek.” Colin expects the fish will take around two months to rebuild. Kerry Spokes from Prom Coast Arts Council said fixing the fish has been one of her pet projects for a number of years. “To have the fish repaired and replaced on the roof in a more permanent way is expected to cost between $3500 and $5000,” she said. “Colin Suggett has generously offered to carry out the repair work and will be able to make it a lot more solid.” Simon Peavey from the Fish Creek

Hotel is looking forward to the fish taking on a new life. “There is a lot of love for it, but there are bits missing and it has caused a little bit of damage to the top of the building,” he said. “Being privately owned, it is difficult to get a

grant of any sort to help with the costs, so under the auspices of the Prom Coast Arts Council we have started a fundraiser.” Tins are now in Fish Creek businesses for donations towards the renovation and already many locals and tourists have con-

tributed to the Stun the Mullet Fund. “People love the idea of the fish on the roof, so it will definitely be going back there,” Mr Peavey said. “For the sake of the fish’s longevity, it has reached the point where it needs to be fixed, which should happen this year.”

Stun the mullet: Kerry Spokes and Simon Peavey are calling for donations to help give the iconic mullet the makeover it desperately needs.

Trees sacrificed for ‘bushfire safety’ Contined from page 1. The Star has been informed of some properties being cleared under the rule. Mr Sutton said he’s had suspicions for a while. “Personally I think the State Government needs to look at the loophole but I can’t see them doing it because it’s all about protection from bushfires and for them to do something would not be politically favourable,” he said. Vegetation on blocks less than 0.4ha can be cleared without a permit in most towns, but not at Inverloch, which is governed by a vegetation protection overlay that requires a permit to be obtained to clear bush. But the 10/30 rule overrides this, enabling vegetation to be cleared without a permit where bushfire is a risk.








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Bass Coast Shire Council environment manager Alison Creighton was unaware of instances where the 10/30 rule has been used inappropriately. “It may not be morally correct but legally it probably is,” she said. Neither is South Gippsland Shire Council aware of the ruling being used for the wrong motives. Council’s statutory planner David Simon said: “It is difficult to prove that it is a misuse because the regulations do not state a purpose for the clearing.” Mr Sutton’s groups have been trying to encourage people to retain trees in Inverloch but he is concerned the message is not being received. “I know of a block where five mature trees


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have been demolished. We will never get that back. It displaces a lot of wildlife,” he said. The office of Deputy Premier Peter Ryan referred The Star to the Department of Transport, Planning and Infrastructure. A department spokesperson said the 10/30 rule was introduced with the best of intentions. “Victorian planning schemes and building regulations include specific requirements for building new dwellings in bushfire prone areas,” the spokesperson said. “This includes an expectation that when siting new buildings that every effort is made to site dwellings away from the bushfire hazard and where native vegetation removal can be avoided and minimised.”


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Drug busts Six charged after regional raids By Matt Dunn A 29 YEAR OLD woman will face the Korumburra Magistrates Court after a drug raid on a Leongatha property.

Hoon attack -School outraged MARY MacKillop College in Leongatha has again been the target of criminal damage, with a hoon dislodging a post to gain access to a strip of grass near the main oval. The hoon – who entered the grounds sometime between Friday, August 9 and Monday, August 12 - then did ‘donuts’ on the surface, tearing up the grass and leaving deep tyre tracks. For school principal Michael Delaney, the damage is more of an annoyance than anything else. But he is keen to see the offender apprehended.

“The frustration comes from the fact we’ve got better things to do with our gardener’s time, the maintenance people’s time and the parents’ fees,” he said. “We’re here to educate, not clean up after incidents like this.” The thing that irks Mr Delaney the most is “the pure vandalism of it”. It follows on from several other recent incidents at the school and other sporting venues. “There’s a real lack of respect for other people’s property. Find a farmer who wants his paddock ploughed if you want to have your fun,” Mr Delaney said. “There’s no shortage of that sort of space around here. Why do it in public spaces?”

Gnome theft hurts Pat By Matt Dunn FOR Wonthaggi’s Pat Lyons, the theft of her eight beloved garden gnomes has hit hard. The diminutive folk – stolen overnight on Thursday, August 15 from her Outlook Drive property - were like family, and she can’t understand why anyone would take them. She knows no one could care for them as much as she did. “These were the big old heavy ones. You wouldn’t think anyone would be bothered taking them, would you?” she asked. Pat is also asking how the theft occurred. “I was here and I didn’t hear anything

and my little dog didn’t bark either. The gnomes have been sitting out there for years and nobody’s bothered with them. I just got a shock when I went out and they were gone,” she said. “They looked good out there and it looks bare now without them. I really miss them.” Pat hasn’t had any property stolen for a number of years – not since people stopped using the nearby golf links as a shortcut. “I just hope they enjoy them. I don’t expect to get them back, but I just hope they look after them like I did,” Pat said. Anyone with information about the theft should contact Wonthaggi Police on 5671 4100.

eration”. “Drug search warrants were executed in by the PIT crew, with the assistance of the Divisional Tasking Unit from Morwell, in Wonthaggi, Leongatha and Inverloch and six offenders were processed for trafficking ice, heroin and other drugs,” Snr Sgt Teer said. “A large amount of cash, in addition to the drugs, was seized during the searches. This is going to severely disrupt the supply of drugs in the local area, protecting locals from the harm drugs inflict.” Snr Sgt Teer said the PIT crew will be “further pursuing drug offenders in an effort to clean up the local area”. “Any information by readers in regards to suspected drug activity can be phoned through to Crime Stoppers or Wonthaggi Police,” Snr Sgt Teer said. “Information will remain confidential and the identity of informants will remain anonymous.”

History decision in future By Sarah Vella SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council currently has no plans to implement a heritage overlay in Toora. Coastal Promontory Ward councillor Mohya Davies said heritage issues have been a source of community debate in Toora for some time – at the least back to 2004 when the South Gippsland Heritage Study was developed. “This subject was further raised and became a source of community debate when the Eastern District Urban Design Framework (EDUDF) was developed in 2011-12,” she said. “My reading is the community is divided on the issue. Some people want a heritage overlay to assist with protecting buildings of heritage significance and many others do not want it as they have the perception it may stifle development. “The council debate at the time was reflective of this community sentiment. Some councillors wanted to strike out the paragraph about heritage in Toora in the EDUDF prior to adoption but this was not supported by council.” Ms Davies said often a heritage overlay is perceived as something rigid and con-

Not yet: councillor Mohya Davies said there are no current plans within South Gippsland Shire Council to implement a heritage overlay in Toora. trolling; however it is up to council what will and won’t be affected by an overlay. “A heritage overlay can be as detailed as dictating the colour of a letterbox, or as broad brushed as stating that certain buildings need to be protected from demolition,” she said. The wording on heritage in Toora within the EDUDF is as follows: • encourage property owners to maintain and restore heritage buildings by

providing advice, encouraging appropriate uses and identifying funding and grant opportunities; • when council reviews the South Gippsland Heritage Study 2004, consider the appropriateness of a precinct -based heritage area for Stanley Street. In consultation with property owners, also consider including features of significant value in the heritage overlay; • support identification of heritage features in Toora

through interpretive signage, including but not limited to: old Chinese graves (including small oriental-style garden planted to designate the area of the Chinese graves), old timber mill and brickworks and the Avenue of Honour; and • support the retention/ rejuvenation of the Avenue of Honour along both Grip Road and the South Gippsland Highway. When replacing trees, use a species that complements the heritage character of the town. • review heritage overlay application to the Avenue of Honour. Ms Davies said there is currently no funding available for a heritage overlay for Toora and it is not in council’s four year strategic plan.


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Michael Delaney: the Mary MacKillop College principal inspects damage to the school grounds, caused in the latest hoon attack.

She was one of six offenders facing charges locally in recent days. An Inverloch resident was also nabbed in another recent raid, along with more offenders from Wonthaggi. The Leongatha bust occurred at 8.20am on Thursday, August 15, with a Leongatha police member, Bass Coast Proactive Intelligence Tasking Unit (known within police circles as the PIT crew), and the Dog Squad – complete with sniffer dog - in attendance at the Parr Street property. “The search warrant was executed. The occupant of the house was arrested after an amount of amphetamines and cannabis was found – along with cash,” Leongatha Police

Sergeant Dale McCahon said. “The woman has been charged with trafficing a drug of dependence, possessing a drug of dependence and possessing the proceeds of crime. “She has been bailed to appear at Korumburra Magistrates Court at a future date.” Sgt McCahon said the rising drug scourge was not just a problem for Leongatha, with ice and amphetamines “rampant” across the state. “If anyone thinks it’s not, they’re living in Noddy world,” he said. The PIT crew has a broad job description, filling gaps across the region. But according to a Wonthaggi Police Senior Sergeant Trevor Teer, the unit was formed recently, “in reaction to anecdotal evidence there has been an increase in the amount of ice and other drugs coming into the South Gippsland area”. Led by Acting Sergeant Colin Shepherd, the unit “achieved excellent results in the first week of op-

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McMillan candidates declare THIRTEEN candidates have declared their intention to contest the seat of McMillan at the

September 7 election. The seat is now held by Liberal Russell Broadbent by a margin of just

4.2 per cent and has swung between Liberal and Labor over the years. The expanding urban centre of Pak-

enham has introduced a new wave of voters into the electorate, which spreads as far as Wonthaggi and Welshpool.

Some candidates to share their policies and opinions with readers this week. Full list on page 6.

Anthony Naus, Dr Malcolm McKelvie, Greens Russell Broadbent, Australian Labor Party Liberal Dr McKelvie wants tax has had minimal impact ENSURING his chilp dren inherit a safe climate drives Dr McKelvie to contest the election.

Vying for the third time, he believes the Greens’ policies best protect Australians against climate change. “I’m sick of the message that you get from the Liberals and Labor that the economy is the big important thing. The economy is just a tool that should be working for people, not the other way round,” he said. Coal seam gas is the biggest issue facing the electorate this campaign, Dr McKelvie believes, and claimed the Greens are the only party against the introduction of CSG in the region.

more public transport in South Gippsland, with a more flexible timetable and better links between the region and the Latrobe Valley. He even backs the return of a rail service to South Gippsland and will advocate for roads funding. The Greens will abolish the health insurance rebate and allocate the savings to public health services to reduce surgery waiting times and improved mental health care in McMillan through enhancing the central psychiatric facility at Traralgon’s Latrobe Regional Hospital. Cutting fossil fuel subsidies will result in $66 million entering McMillan a year, Dr McKelvie said. He believes the carbon

on living costs and believes asylum seekers should be assessed faster by placing more immigration staff in Indonesia. Dr McKelvie moved to Gippsland in 1995 and has lived at Moe and now Yarragon, where he is a GP at the Yarragon Medical Centre.

• Malcolm McKelvie.

Leigh Gatt, Independent LEIGH Gatt believes it’s time someone stood up for the people of McMillan and he’s the man to do it. The 30 year old sign writer from Moe is standing as an independent.

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nominate because a few issues are upsetting him. One is the high cost of water, gas and electricity. Legalised robbery he calls it and he thinks something should be done so we can all afford to stay warm. Unemployment is another issue that needs tackling, with tax incentives or subsidies to encourage business to provide ongoing work. He would like to see a review of where government money is spent, believing too much is being wasted and we aren’t all being treated equally. Leigh is really upset about the asylum seeker issue. His view is Australia should deal with its own unemployment and homelessness crises (his words) before welcoming refugees to our midst. He suggests anyone arriving by boat should be flown home and the boats kept here so they can’t be re-used.

THE cost of living and roads funding are the top issues for sitting MP Russell Broadbent. He backs the Coalition’s plan to remove the carbon tax as a way of reducing cost of living pressures, and is hopeful the Senate would pass such a move. Mr Broadbent promised the Coalition Government would run the economy responsibly and plans to increase health insurance rebates for families once the budget allows. He pledged the Roads to Recovery and Blackspot funding programs to improve road conditions and accident hotspots would continue. The incumbent said health, including mental health, and respite care services need addressing in McMillan. This election will not so much be about what the Coalition can offer, but more

so about the performance of the Labor Government, he said. “We have proven to be better money managers and that has benefits to both health and education,” Mr Broadbent said. He has spoken in parliament about the plight of asylum seekers and the pressures facing small business. With Pakenham home to 20 per cent of McMillan voters, the result could depend on them.

• Russell Broadbent.

GIPPSLAND will make connections with Asia on the back of Labor’s National Broadband Network, which will connect 93 per cent of Australia, Mr Naus said. He said an optic fibre connection direct to homes rather than the node, as per the Coalition’s policy, was far more effective. Mr Naus spruiked the government’s review of the education system, saying Victorian secondary colleges would receive $12,000 per student and primary schools $9000 per child. Extra payments are possible based on such loadings as geographic location, socio-economic backgrounds and levels of disabilities. “Because of the loading to rural communities, McMillan schools will get more per child so that is a really big plus,” Mr Naus said. He said a Labor

Government would monitor any further cutting of TAFE funding by the Victorian Government and he pledged to advocate for more federal funding. Labor is yet to establish an opinion about coal seam gas mining in the electorate. The politics and sociology university student hails from Shady Creek near Warragul.

• Anthony Nause.

MP “outstanding”, claims Abbott By Jane Ross OPPOSITION leader Tony Abbott is a great admirer of Flinders incumbent Greg Hunt. At a recent press conference he said Mr Hunt has done “a really outstanding job” in his capacity as Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage. Mr Abbott then referred specifically to Mr Hunt’s advocacy of the dangers of the Federal Government’s pink batts scheme. Instigated to help shore up Australia’s economy when the global financial crisis hit,

the scheme resulted in a number of deaths and house fires. “The thing that has perhaps most impressed me about Greg is the way he anticipated the disasters of the pink batts program long before they’d happened. I want to say how proud I am of this work and how pleased I am to have him as a colleague,” Mr Abbott said. Mr Hunt has held Flinders since November 2001. He said this election “is a clear choice between more of the same from Labor and real change from the Coalition”. At a local level, he said the election is about protecting the environ-

ment, tackling cost of living pressures, supporting jobs and helping families and small businesses prosper. His electorate takes in Phillip Island and San Remo and he has pledged to protect the area from inappropriate development. He said he would work hard to re-establish hospital facilities on Phillip Island, plus an aquatic centre, as well as secure funds for Green Army environment projects in Bass Coast Shire. Mr Hunt supports the building of a new state secondary college at San Remo as well as secure natural gas for Phillip Island.

Secure: Greg Hunt holds the safe Liberal seat of Flinders.


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their intentions David Amor, Katter’s Australian Party THE working family man said he knows what people want from the election. Mr Amor has worked all his life and has life experience he will bring to the table. “What I can do is bring some new initiative and new ideas and some passion for McMillan,” he said. “Nothing was given to me. I have had to work for everything that I have got and I know how everyone is feeling out there.” Mr Amor said the

• Dave Amor.

main issues for the electorate are public transport and roads, CSG and the farming community and manufacturing, small businesses and power costs. “Imagine a business in Australia and one in America owned by the same person and doing the same thing,” Mr Amor said. “In Australia their power bill is $52 million and in America it’s less than $26 million, so for industry and small businesses and individual households our biggest problem is power costs. “What the Katter party is all about is getting rid of free trade and everything that comes into Australia has a 10 per cent GST tax. We pay it so why shouldn’t everyone else get the same thing; it would then make the Australian product the same price. “This will also strengthen the economy.” Even though the Katter party is new, Mr Amor believed it could make a difference. “We want to make sure that what we say is what we can afford and what we can do,” he said.

Matt Sherry, Palmer United Party COAL seam gas will come to South Gippsland but more studies are needed to determine the potential risks, Mr Sherry said. “It will happen because the government does not listen at the moment but we have to stop the idea that everything is all money driven,” he said. Mr Sherry said a report by NSW chief scientist Mary O’Kane, which highlights concerns about its environmental and health effects and calls for further studies to be performed, must not be ignored.

• Matt Sherry.

“This report raises serious questions about human health, the effects on the environment and water in particular, landholders’ legal rights and industry regulation and compliance,” he said. “The wellbeing of communities where these projects are taking place is of paramount importance and they have a right to know about potential negative impacts.” The Palmer United Party has pledged $18 million to the Victorian health sector and will fund health services directly, bypassing the State Government. He promised more support for South Gippsland’s aging population with more infrastructure and services to suit their needs. “Pensioners will receive an extra $150 a fortnight. The price of everything is going up but the pension does not equate to the same interest rate. Pensioners can’t afford to keep paying their basic bills. They have worked for our country and have done their fair share and seemed to be pushed behind,” Mr Sherry said. The Port Franklin resident ran for Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.

Together: Peter and Angela Dorian are nominating in Gippsland and Flinders for the Rise Up Australia Party.

Rising up By Jane Ross HUSBAND and wife team Peter and Angela Dorian are standing for the Rise Up Australia Party in the federal seats of Flinders and Gippsland. Angela is the candidate for Flinders and Peter the RUAP representative for Gippsland. They say they are frustrated with the political situation and feel politicians are “so full of pretence it is very hard to vote for anyone”. Mr Dorian said his wife has no desire to be in politics. “But due to great fear for our country with the foolishness that we see coming from the

government we are forced into standing for Flinders where my wife’s family comes from and I am standing for Gippsland where we live.” He said they have chosen Rise Up Australia Party “as they have policies that match our concerns”. The main one is to keep Australia Australian. The Dorians are alarmed about the prospect of Islamic fundamentalist sharia law being introduced into Australia. “We are very proud of our country with its multi-ethnic origins but very concerned when people still live in the ignorance of believing that a multi-culture country is possible,” Mr Dorian said. RUAP’s policy on manufacturing is to place tariffs on imports.


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Amor draws poll position By Brad Lester KATTER’S Australian Party candidate David Amor hopes to win up to four per cent of the vote by being placed first on the ballot paper for McMillan.

Listening to people: Katter’s Australian Party Senate candidate for Victoria, David Costabile (left) and McMillan candidate David Amor at the Austral Hotel, Korumburra on Sunday.

The Korumburra man drew poll position during last Friday’s ballot draw. On Sunday, he attracted a small but loyal gathering to his first meeting, at Korumburra’s Austral Hotel. “The public wants a change. They want someone to

stand up for them. As you can see by the 13 candidates that have put their hand up for McMillan, there are a lot of people not happy with what is going on federally,” Mr Amor said. He said he had been overwhelmed by people visiting his Korumburra mechanical workshop to discuss federal matters. “It’s got to the stage where both the major parties are gray. There is nothing between them. People are looking for people to make a difference,” Mr Amor said. Party Senate candidate for Victoria, David Costabile, accompanied Mr Amor on

Sunday. Mr Costabile criticised the importation of fresh produce at the expense of local growers. “We are importing potatoes from Belgium. Why? We grow the best potatoes at Thorpdale,” he said. If elected, Mr Costabile will call for a longer moratorium on

coal seam gas development in Victoria to further consider the implications on the environment and agriculture. Mr Amor was unsure whether party leader Bob Katter would visit McMillan but the pair met at a function at the Melbourne suburb of Gladstone Park last week.

Big field to contest McMillan THE highest number of candidates in at least a decade will contest the federal electorate of McMillan on September 7. Thirteen candidates had nominated by the close of nominations and ballot draw last week. Just five candidates contested McMillan in the 2010 election. Korumburra’s David Amor, representing Katter’s Australian Party, will appear first on the House of Representatives ballot paper. Candidates and their parties will then appear in the order of: • Gary Patton, Senator Online; • Benjamin Staggard, Sex Party; • Malcolm McKelvie, The Greens; • John Parker, Independent; • Andrew Kis-Rigo, Democratic Labour Party; • Matthew Sherry, Palmer United Party; • Norman Baker, Rise Up Australia Party; • Russell Broadbent, Liberal; • Anthony Naus, Australian Labor Party; • Leigh Gatt, Independent; • Ross Fisher, Country Alliance; and • Luke Conlon, Family First. The seat of Flinders, which covers the eastern shores of Western Port Bay, will be contested by 10 people. Linda Clark of the Palmer United Party drew first position, followed by: • Paul Madigan, Independent; • John Zabaneh, Non-Custodial Parents Party; • Angela Dorian, Rise Up Party; • Ashleigh Belsar, Australian Christians; • Denis McCormack, Independent; • Joshua Sinclair, Australian Labor Party; • David Clark, Family First Party; • Greg Hunt, Liberal; and • Martin Rush, The Greens.

No room for personal attacks By Ellen McIntosh, work experience AS A YEAR 10 student at Wonthaggi Secondary College, I don’t understand a lot about politics and the election. From what I’ve seen from television and in newspapers, it seems like a whole lot of trouble to go through just to decide who gets to boss everyone else around. From a 15 year olds perspective, politics means big long speeches and yelling matches across crowded rooms. It’s all about money and budgets and blaming one another. It seems so complicated, how do people understand it all? The ads on television are politically oriented also; some of the advertisements are purely bagging out the opposition and making them out to be the worst people in the world, which is not a pleasant tactic in my opinion. Although I’m sure many decisions regarding student education and wellbeing will be made after the election, not many teens will know what will be in store for them. The policies or laws that may be put in place by the Prime Minister might not affect some people as much as others, but I believe we as the younger generation should have a better knowledge of the world around us and our political leaders. I sent out a post on Facebook asking my friends and classmates what their views on the election were and collected about the same response from everyone. A high percentage of people said neither Tony Abbott nor Kevin Rudd is fitting to lead our county. Maddison Sirianni says, “It’s ridiculous. I don’t think either of them should be prime minister. I’d rather someone new come into the equation and become the prime minister!” Generally, unless they have a mature mind or are really interested in politics, I don’t think anyone my age knows much about the election at all. With so much else going on in a teenager’s life such as school work, relationships, friendships and family issues, they don’t really have much time to get involved with politicians or their policies.

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Classy event: more than 140 people filled the Korumburra Golf Club on Sunday for the club’s high tea, mixing fine food, quality music and a social time. The club holds monthly events to raise funds for the club and promote local music talent. Some functions feature Korumburra Secondary College musicians and proceeds of these days are shared between the college and the golf club. Beggs 2 Differ musicians entertained on Sunday. They are, back from left, Terry Lay, Diana Rees, Philip Beggs and John Rees, with front, from left, Bev Bell of Korumburra, Marg Issell of Korumburra, Cheryl Routley of Korumburra and Patsy Polson of Loch.


By Jane Ross

IT’S absolutely fantastic. That’s how dairy farmer Leo Argento of Leongatha North described Murray Goulburn’s step up price announced last week. “It’s the beginning of a good turn around,” he said. “This spring (the price) is close to 50 per cent more than last spring. “It’s very welcome indeed. It’s good for the local economy.” Mr Argento said the step up adds another cent a litre to the farm gate price. “But more importantly, it puts Murray Goulburn back in the very competitive range,” he said. “Its worst days are behind it and it’s back in front and back in business and ready to perform.” And that’s just where dairy farmers want their company to be. “Murray Goulburn is sending a clear indication it wants to be market leader,” Mr Argento said. The dairy cooperative announced

a step up of $0.09 per kilogram for butterfat and $0.19 per kilogram for protein, taking the weighted average available price to $5.86 per kilogram milk solids. On top of that good news, Murray Goulburn has also increased its end of season forecast to a range between $5.95 and $6.20 per kilogram milk solids. When the cooperative’s opening price was announced early in June, the end of season forecast was $5.80 to $6 per kilogram milk solids. Mr Argento said the full impact of the step up on farmers won’t be known until around Christmas. He said they would start to realise with their spring milk cheques they are “in a lot better position”. The step up has also been welcomed by Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Peter Watchorn, who said giving money back to farmers at the farm gate would boost local businesses. Mr Argento said he has been one of a number of farmers pushing Murray Goulburn to increase its spring

price because that’s when farmers’ margins are made and the time when they are more likely to invest. “I’m glad management has taken that on board and I’m very impressed with the latest step up,” he said. Mr Argento said last spring, suppliers’ milk was worth 26 cents a litre, with this step up, it will bring the price to close to 38 cents a litre. “That’s a huge benefit. It will help farmers pay their bills,” he said. Local agricultural consultant John Mulvany echoed that sentiment. “Overall, having a step up early in the season will really help cash flow,” he said. “Dairy farmers have been under huge pressure.” He said the overall milk price for the year was looking healthier than it had for four or five years, adding a significant easing in dairy farmers’ cash flow means the local service community will benefit. Announcing the step up, MG managing director Gary Helou said it provides a further $30 million into the cooperative’s cash flows.

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Please listen: Gippslanders were among the coal seam gas protesters at the State Library in Melbourne.

Protesters demand mining ban HUNDREDS of Gippsland farmers and residents travelled to Melbourne on Sunday to present Senator Greg Barber with signatures calling for a ban on new coal and unconventional gas mining in Victoria. South Gippsland based anti Coal Seam Gas (CSG) lobbyists were among the crowd. In an unusual alliance that reflects an Australia-wide movement against the expansion of coal and gas mining on agricultural land, Gippsland farmers, business owners and local people

marched alongside Melbournians from City Square to the State Library. The crowd of 1000, carrying yellow Lock the Gate triangles, also brought fresh produce from their farms to highlight the value of Gippsland’s food production. Chloe Aldenhoven from the Melbourne-based group Quit Coal said, “The fact that people from Melbourne are also joining this fight shows how much our farms and our water are valued in Australia,” she said. The crowd, rallying under the Farmers Against Fracking banner, presented the signatures to Senator Barber, who will table them in Victorian Parliament

today (Tuesday). Protesters were joined by MC Rod Quantock, and speakers including beef farmer Tanya Brown and primary school teacher, daughter of dairy farmers, Kirra Boulton of Seaspray. Farmers and Gippsland locals made the trip today after growing concerns that Energy Minister Nicholas Kotsiras will not follow through on his promise to consult locals over the controversial proposed mining in the farming region. The protesters said coal seam gas and other unconventional gas mining posed a risk to food and water security.

Noticeboard COUNCIL PUBLIC SESSIONS Council Chambers, Leongatha Wed, 21 August 2013 - COUNCILLOR BRIEFINGS 11.30am - Korumburra Integrated Children's Centre concept design for exhibition 12.30pm - Planning Dept - Performance Summary 2.00pm - Public Presentations - Ph: 5662 9222 to book a speaking time 7.00pm - Public Presentations- bookings essential by noon on 20 August Wed, 21 August – SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL 12.45pm Section 223 Hearing for Strategic Review of Land Holdings: a. 6 Attenborough Crt, Poowong b. 48 Bent St, Leongatha c. 6A Gilfedder Terr, Mirboo North d. 2A Inglis Ave, Mirboo North e. 91A Whitelaw St, Meeniyan f. 18 Main St, Buffalo g. 1 Pioneer St, Foster Wed, 28 August – COUNCIL BRIEFING *Venue change: Leongatha RSL 1.15pm - Leongatha Heavy Vehicle Route Wed, 28 August - ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING 2pm * VENUE CHANGE: Leongatha RSL, Leongatha 10.00am - Public Presentations – Ph: 5662 9222 to book a speaking time 1. Audit committee report 2. Quarterly performance report June 3. Councillor expenditure report - 30 June 4. Report on assembly of councillors - July 5. Cr discretionary fund allocation report 6. Documents sealed and contracts under CEO delegation 7. Petition - objection to western closure of Simons Lane 8. Direct management of Long Jetty & Yanakie Caravan Parks 9. PA forYanakie NBN tower 10. New lease request for former Dumbalk Kindergarten 11. Sandy Pt Neighbourhood Safer Place designation 12. Korumburra town centre framework plan - draft for public display 13. TarwinRiver water supply catchment - inclusion in ESO – Sch 2 14. Rating strategy review 15. Community Satisfaction Survey 16. Applications to SRV community facility funding program 17. Nomination of Cr as substitute representative on GRWMP 18. Council delegation to CEO 19. Formalise new road name inVenus Bay as 'Munro Lane' 20. Extension of contract sgc11/05- pool maintenance services/ technical reports

21. Council delegation to staff 22 Council election 2012 - compulsory voting enforcement 23. Contract sgc13-14 reconstruction of Kongwak Inverloch Rd, Kongwak 24. Closed item - Contractual matter 25. Closed item – Personnel Matter SECTION 86 COMMITTEES AGM NOTICE KORUMBURRA RECREATION RESERVE Tues 27 August 5.30pm 56 Princess St. Ph: 5655 2709 NEW ROAD NAME - VENUS BAY Council, at its ordinary meeting on 26 June 2013, resolved (Sch 10 Cl 5 (1)(a) LGA 1989) to formalise the new name for the 55 metre long unnamed road, traversing in a southerly direction off Inlet View Road, in the Township of Venus Bay and Parish of Tarwin, as 'Ockenga Close’ ROAD NAME CHANGE - HALLSTON Council, at its ordinary meeting on 24 Oct 2012, resolved (pursuant to Sch 10 Cl5 (1a) LGA 1989), to formalise the: ? renaming of the section of LeongathaYarragon Road, from Grand Ridge Road to Allambee Estate Road intersection (Marks Bridge) as 'Griggs Road'. ? section of Leongatha Yarragon Road from Allambee Estate Road intersection (Marks Bridge) to the Shire Boundary as 'Yarragon Leongatha Road' and renumber as a continuation ofYarragon Leongatha Road. These new road names are now officially registered with the Office of Geographic Place Names and were published in the Government Gazette (G32) on 8 Aug 2013. COUNCIL WORKS THIS WEEK Amietts Rd, Wild Dog Valley Landslip repair Beach Pde, Sandy Point Car park & footpath works Carmichaels Rd, Stony Creek Landslip repair MardanKoonwarra to Nerrena Road maintenance Old Canavans Rd, Mt Eccles Landslip repair Stony Ck Dollar Rd, Stony Crk Intersection works Toora Port Franklin to Mt Best area Road maintenance Turner St, Leongatha Drainage maintenance PUBLIC EXHIBITION CONCEPT DESIGNS Proposed Korumburra Integrated Children's Centre Concept designs for the proposed Centre will be displayed at the Korumburra Library, Birralee Child Care Centre and Korumburra Kindergarten for two weeks commencing Mon 26 August. You are invited to view the plans and provide written comment to Council by close of business Friday 6 September Att: Sally Baker, Manager Children & Family Services. Enquiries Ph 5662 9200

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Hot spot: Leongatha CFA lieutenant Dale Carruthers (left) and firefighter Amy Atkins use a thermal imaging camera to inspect the faulty substation.

Electrical fault shuts store AN ELECTRIAL fault forced the closure of Michael’s Supa IGA supermarket in Leongatha on Sunday afternoon. Firefighters from Leongatha and Koonwarra fire brigades rushed to the scene around 12.30pm, and closed part of Church Street to traffic, after smoke was seen emerging from a substation at the rear of the premises. Supermarket staff left the store and SP AusNet staff repaired a faulty component in the substation. The supermarket returned to normal opening hours yesterday (Monday).

POLICE BRIEFS Hospital burg THE Family Resource Centre at Wonthaggi Hospital was burgled between Friday, August 9 and Monday, August 12. The offender forced entry into an office and stole a cash tin containing an amount of money. The cash tin was in a filing cabinet inside the office.

Rubbish crime THE Mirboo North Transfer Station in Railway Road, Mirboo North was burgled overnight on Sunday, August 11. An offender cut a lock to the transfer station to gain entry. Nothing was stolen from the building.

Mystery find: three metal objects fell from an ute travelling west along the South Gippsland Highway towards Meeniyan on Friday. The objects fell about 6.20pm. The metal objects were located outside number 1035 South Gippsland Highway, between Koonwarra and Meeniyan. The objects appear brand new. If anyone can identify these objects as belonging to them, or if any manufacturing companies recognise the product (pictured), please contact Constable Nathan Grist at Leongatha Police Station on 5662 2285.

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Kardella ignored By Jacob de Kunder A KARDELLA resident is outraged he hasn’t had the Yellow Pages delivered to his property for the last seven years. John Touzel said he has been given the run around by Sensis, the company that run the Yellow Pages. “For seven years I have been trying to get the phone books delivered to rural properties in the Korumburra area,” he said. “I have all kinds of off puts.” Mr Touzel pushed to get a phone book delivered to his property on One Chain Road in June and after much deliberation only received a straight answer last week. After repeatedly asking why he was not receiving a phone book, Mr Touzel was told by a Sensis spokesperson: “Kardella falls outside of our delivery area of the Warragul White and Yellow Pages.” He was told that to obtain a book he was to pick one up from the nearest post office. In contrast a Sensis spokesperson

told The Star: “Anyone in the area requiring a directory that has not received one can contact us. “They should already receive one free of charge but if they haven’t they can call us... and we will send one.” Mr Touzel said he has ordered a phone book over the phone in the past but found that an unsatisfactory service. “They have told us before to ring up and order one and they will send us one,” he said. “They did and sent us a Mornington Peninsula one and two days later I got a bill for it.” Mr Touzel said every household with a mailing address should receive a phone book. “Irrespective of computers and internet and all that stuff (we should get a book),” he said. “There are a lot of people who still don’t have that access. I have got it but my wife can’t work the computer. “The advertisers that are paying good money in this area are not getting the full coverage of customers either.” The Austral Hotel in Korumbur-

ra’s Doug White is upset the books, which he advertises in, aren’t getting to some households. “It’s disappointing the books are not being distributed where you think they are being distributed,” he said. “What they are saying is they don’t deliver too far rurally and if they want it they can go get it from the post office. “It’s sad in this day and age, when we are struggling to get our business messages out there that phone books aren’t getting delivered.” Mr White said it would be taking a toll on business in the area. “A lot of us here in town derive a lot of income from external lying areas because people in town tend to know who you are,” he said. “It’s more external of your business that you are hoping for the extended revenue flow and if they are not getting to the book or the opportunity, well, it’s almost a waste of time.” Sensis failed to return comment before The Star went to print about the Kardella delivery service and other districts in the area that don’t receive delivery.

Left behind: Kardella’s John Touzel is outraged that he doesn’t have the Yellow and White Pages delivered to his home and he said he isn’t alone.

Ambo figures fiddled: Opposition, union By Matt Dunn STATE Government claims a “record number of paramedic shifts” was driving down ambulance response times has been lambasted by the Opposition and the union. Late last week Health Minister David Davis’ office put out generic press releases across the state, claiming extra resources were leading to better times. But Labor’s Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Wade Noonan accused Mr Davis of “fiddling with figures” to dupe the public. Mr Davis said South Gippsland ambos had notched up 3,713 additional shifts in 2012-13 than in 2009-10, with 70 more paramedics on the road now. “An increase in the number of paramedics on the road in the South Gippsland area and a record number of paramedic shifts is enabling Ambulance Victoria to respond to a record number of cases,” Mr Davis said. “This increase in staffing is part of the Victorian

Coalition Government’s commitment to a better ambulance service for our state.” Figures released by Mr Davis’ office showed for the three months to the end of March, Wonthaggi ambos responded to 359 urgent Code One calls, reaching the scene of more than half of them within 13 minutes; Leongatha ambos responded to 148 urgent Code One calls, reaching the scene of more than half of them within 13 minutes; the Foster ambulance service responded to 96 urgent Code one calls, reaching the scene of more than half of them within 15 minutes; Korumburra ambos responded to 100 urgent Code One calls, reaching the scene of more than half of them within 15 minutes; and Yarram ambos responded to 59 urgent Code One calls, reaching the scene of more than half of them within 18 minutes. Ambulance Employees Association state secretary Steve McGhie said the government was being selective with its release of information, painting a rosier picture than was true. “When you look down the list and you start getting to Foster, Korumburra

and Yarram, they don’t even meet the government benchmark of 90th percentile of Code One cases arriving within 15 minutes,” he said. “If the minister thinks he’s painting a good picture, he’s kidding himself.” Mr McGhie said Opposition figures, obtained under Freedom of Information (FOI), showed how badly things really were. Mr Noonan said Mr Davis was “trying to spin his way out of the deepening ambulance crisis”. “Mr Davis released a series of press releases with figures attempting to paint a rosy picture about Victoria’s ambulance system across the state, with 50th percentile Code One response times,” he said. “But all Mr Davis has done today is release half the data, which is only half the picture. We don’t base the final result of a football match on the half-time score, but that is exactly what Mr Davis is trying to do. “Mr Davis should be telling the community what’s happening in the other 50 per cent of cases, where the ambulance service is consistently failing to perform.”

Honouring ANZACs: from left, McMillan MP Russell Broadbent, Perce Brewer, Ron Blair, Ray James, Steve Moy, Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks, Lenoa Gullquist and Jennifer Paproth are encouraging community groups to apply for money under the Australian Government’s ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program.

Celebrating ANZACS MEMBER for McMillan Russell Broadbent was in Leongatha last week, telling community organisations keen to celebrate ANZAC Day, that $100,000 is available in the electorate. The Australian Government’s ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program was launched last year, with money available to assist and encourage communities across Australia to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women from the First World War. Funding was available from July 1 this year to June 30, 2014.

“This is an opportunity for people to participate in the 100th commemoration of ANZAC. Having said that, it’s not just about RSL’s, it’s not just about returned servicemen. It’s about the broader community’s input into how we might celebrate as a group of people up to the tune of $100,000 against every electorate in Australia,” Mr Broadbent. A local group that includes RSL members, will assess “how that money can be used to the best advantage of the celebration of ANZAC”. For more details contact Jennifer Paproth on 5623 2064 at Mr Broadbent’s office at Warragul.

Farm gate sales boost for Victoria By Jane Ross FARM gate sales of fruit, vegetables and other produce will be encouraged under Victoria’s new rural zone. And a permit won’t be necessary. Under the changes, councils will be able to consider more “off farm” income streams on farms such as a farm machinery repair business. The permit threshold for extensions to farm sheds and dairy facilities will change, as will the ability of councils to determine smaller lifestyle lots. The final stage of the zone reforms have been

approved by State Planning Minister Matthew Guy, who has described the move as “essential for the modernisation of our planning structures for rural and regional Victoria”. Tourism will also benefit, with bed and breakfast proprietors able to host 10 guests at any one time without a permit. Animal feedlots of up to 1000 head will also be permitted. Paul Stampton, South Gippsland Shire Council’s strategic planning and development manager, said council may consider minor changes to the Rural Land Use Strategy but the restriction on subdivision below 80ha will still apply. “The major thing is the government will allow

most things in the farming zone without a planning permit,” he said. But some aspects of the reforms don’t thrill Bass Coast Shire Council which lodged a submission during the zone change review process. Planning and environment director Hannah Duncan-Jones said council was disappointed 173 agreement requirements have been removed because this could increase land fragmentation. These agreements were allowed under a section of the Planning Environment Act, whereby a responsible authority (eg. councils) could set out with a landowner, conditions or restrictions or use or development of land. Removing the protection of biodiversity of an

area wasn’t supported by council either Ms Duncan-Jones said the new rural zones were being incorporated into Bass Coast’s draft rural land use strategy which aims to provide clear guidance about vision for the shire’s rural areas. The strategy will also provide policy direction to help council apply the new rural zones within Bass Coast. But she said council was supportive of a number of aspects of the new farming zones including encouraging retention of productive agricultural land and ensuring non-agricultural uses don’t adversely affect the use of land for agriculture. The new rural zones will be gazetted on September 5.

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JARRYD Roughead was home on Saturday to take a look at the Leongatha versus Moe game after playing an important part of Hawthorn’s win over Collingwood on Friday night. He later joined his fa-

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tates service projects and holds social functions. Anyone wanting to get involved can email or telephone Christine (03) 9742 4669 or Pam (03) 9772 4458. AUSTRALIAN Red Cross CEO Robert Tickner spoke about local and international issues when he addressed representatives of Leongatha’s business community, council and Red Cross at Leongatha Memorial Hall last Tuesday, August 13. He talked about the work Red Cross does to help vulnerable people in society. THE Probus Club of Leongatha’s next tour will be to Kilmany Park near Sale on Tuesday, September 24. The group will travel to the restored mansion for morning tea, followed by a tour and exploring the shops around Rosedale.

Blooming delight EXPECT the Leongatha Courthouse to be in full bloom this spring, thanks to

horticulture students from Community College Gippsland.

Instructor Peter Gardener and his Certificate III and IV students pruned the roses recently, donat-

Taking shape: horticulture students from Community College Gippsland at work in the rose garden, from left, Jo Lester, Rogan Rhind, Abi Hall and Peter Mertens.

Kids back celebrity principal BASS Coast Shire Councillor Jordan Crugnale stepped out of her usual working world and into Inverloch Primary School for the eleventh annual Principal for a Day event last Tuesday.

HUNDREDS of girls in Victoria have achieved the Queen’s Guide Badge, the highest level of achievement for youth members. Over the last few years the Queen’s Guide Association has been established to provide a forum for women gaining this award to come together and maintain a connection with the wider Guide movement. The association promotes the benefits of Guiding and the Queen’s Guide Award, and facili-

Principal for a Day gives community and business leaders a first-hand experience of a normal day in a Victorian government school. Principal Wendy Caple said the opportunity provided Cr Crugnale with a chance to discover the school. Cr Crugnale spent time in a Grade 3/4 class discussing the levels of government and role of local government. She took part in a Grade 5/6 Literature Circle, bush danced, skipped with the Preps and spent time reading in the library with a Grade 1/2 class.

Back to school: Bass Coast Shire Councillor Jordan Crugnale meets Inverloch Primary School children.

Songs of joy

Fans aplenty: many people supported Outtrim artist Rachel Warren at the opening of her exhibition Art of Love at Gecko Studio Gallery at Fish Creek on Sunday. All works have been created around the theme of love and is bright, uplifting and positive. Word play proved popular with the hoard of kids that descended on the gallery. Rachel is pictured with her work Let Love Grow. Photo: Kerry Spokes.

PRE-SCHOOLERS and their carers enjoyed special Story Time sessions last week as part of the Nation Wide Library Playgroup Week initiative.

LEONGATHA SECONDARY COLLEGE MUSIC DEPARTMENT On Wednesday August 14, the Music Department held it's annual Mid Year Concert. The concert featured music students from LSC and include a raffle of items that were donated by many local Leongatha businesses.

The West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation delivered these early years’ sessions to playgroups in Venus Bay and Wonthaggi. For the Venus Bay playgroup the fortnightly library visits add a fun and dynamic element to the already fantastic Cook’n’ Book playgroup. “Having librarian Jo Bowler come every second week with resources from the Inverloch library to borrow, and to get all the kids and parents on the mat for story time has become an enduring feature of Cook’n’Book,” said Alyson Skinner, manager of the Venus Bay Community Centre. For more information about library Story Time and Baby Rhyme Time sessions, go to our website www.


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Local bands bow out TWO South Gippsland bands were outdone on Thursday night in the Gippsland semifinals of Exhumed, an ABC run music competition.


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ing their time for the second year. Students are trained for employment in many aspects of horticulture ranging from parks and gardens, to landscape maintenance and retail industry. The qualification may also lead to diploma level study and advanced career paths. For the past two years, a horticulture group from Yooralla (Leongatha Campus) have also been caring for the courthouse garden regularly. The work done by these volunteers is greatly appreciated. The courthouse is managed by a volunteer committee and is home to the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band.

Leongatha’s The Dirt Floor and Kardella’s Black Pepper were flying the flag for South Gippsland but were pipped at the post by Trafalgar death metal outfit Anient. Anient rocked the Tyres Community Hall with their powerful music and fantastic stage presence.

Fun time: twins Lachlan and Ryder, and Marshall enjoy a story from librarian Jo Bowler at the Cook’n’Book session at Venus Bay.

The competition is designed for amateur, unsigned, unrecorded and unrecognised bands across the country. The four piece The Dirt Floor caught the judges’ attention with their largely instrumental unique African, jazz and Middle Eastern fusion sound. Black Pepper wowed the judges with their rearranged rock, pop, folk, ballads and Latin tunes. Finalists also included bluegrass and country group The Strzelecki String Busters from Yinnar and ’80s Aussie rock gang Ceramix from Buln Buln.

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Call time on home violence He believes the problem needs a complete shift in cultural thinking and he does not think it will change until men challenge each other about it. “Guys would like to ignore the fact it happens because it’s behind closed doors but domestic violence is across all walks of life,” Mr Scrimshaw said. “The question is how to get the message out.” McMillan MHR Russell Broadbent came to Leongatha to meet with Mr Scrimshaw to discuss a plan of action. “I have a responsibility,” he said. Mr Broadbent is keen for community action of some kind and suggested it could take place through existing structures such as sporting clubs. “If there’s one thing people turn up to in the country it’s footy,” he said. He thought leaders of sporting clubs could be asked to dedicate one match in the season to highlighting the fact domestic violence is unacceptable. “We need to create ambassadors or converts to the cause because it’s the right thing to do,” Mr Broadbent said. Mr Scrimshaw agreed and will gather together a small group of like minds to work out some answers.

By Jane Ross LEONGATHA Salvation Army Captain Martyn Scrimshaw is spearheading a campaign to draw the community’s attention to the scourge of domestic violence. He said when he and his wife Heather were Salvation Army captains in Bendigo, a number of events were held on White Ribbon Day in November and he’d like to see something here in South Gippsland. This is because the Salvo staff who run a domestic violence service in Leongatha and Wonthaggi are seeing increasing numbers of women and have twice the caseload for which they’re funded. International White Ribbon Day began as a means of eliminating violence against women and to raise awareness among men and boys about the roles they can play to prevent violence against women. The problem of rampant domestic violence was highlighted at a recent public meeting in Wonthaggi and Mr Scrimshaw said it’s the same across the region. He blamed drugs, alcohol, generational behaviour, financial stress and people not coping.

Rubbish action BASS Coast Shire Council has been conducting a blitz on illegally dumped rubbish and it’s paying off. In the year to June 2013, officers have identified offenders, ordered them to remove the rubbish and reduced by almost 60 per cent the volume council has to take away, saving up to $40,000. Examples include: an Inverloch man was fined $1790 for failing to take away a large pile of rubbish which he had dumped metres from Screw Creek. He’d been directed to remove it by a community safety ranger and didn’t. A woman from Dalyston was ordered to remove two trailer loads of unwanted household items dumped near the Kilcunda Cemetery and was fined $289 for a littering offence A man from San Remo had to remove mattresses he’d dumped on Phillip Island and was fined $289 and a similar amount was

levied against a man from Richmond who had to remove bags of litter from a roadside at The Gurdies. Two other dumpers were directed to remove waste in order to avoid a fine. Council’s litter prevention officer Leanne Edwards said council is protecting the environment and saving money by holding the offenders responsible for illegal dumping. “In the past, council and other land managers, such as VicRoads and Parks Victoria, generally just removed illegal dumping as soon as they became aware of it,” Ms Edwards said. “Over the past 12 to 18 months, we have all been putting a lot more effort in to manually inspecting dumped rubbish with the aim of fining the offenders and making them responsible to clean up their own litter.” Apart from the unsightly appearance, Ms Edwards said dumped rubbish encourages weed growth and potentially damages waterways and the marine environment.

Yuk: a woman from Dalyston had to take away two trailer loads of this rubbish she had dumped near the Kilcunda Cemetery.

Action: Salvation Army Captain Martyn Scrimshaw and McMillan MHR Russell Broadbent discuss ways of raising awareness of the prevalence of domestic violence.

Council gas crackdown By Brad Lester WHAT is the highest source of greenhouse emissions produced by South Gippsland Shire Council? Council cars? Roadwork machinery? Council meetings? All wrong. Council’s landfill at Koonwarra produced a staggering 2,840 tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2011-12, ahead of public lighting (1362 tonnes), facilities (1,291 tonnes), roadwork equipment (1,246 tonnes) and cCouncil’s car fleet (735 tonnes). “Lots of people assume it is the cars that are going to produce the most because they are the most visible,” Council’s Sustainability Officer Heidi Hamm said. “The waste going there is from the community so Council’s ability to reduce emissions is actually quite difficult.” The amount of rubbish disposed by South Gippslanders fell from 17,603 tonnes in 2010-11 to 16,687 tonnes in 2012-13. The possible introduction of a kerbside green waste collection service – not ruled out in the future – could result in further savings.

“It is pretty amazing it has gone down. It could be because it costs people every time they take their waste to transfer stations and they are just trying to reduce their waste at home, and it could be because of increased composting at home,” Ms Hamm said. The landfill largely contributed to the 26 per cent rise in council’s carbon footprint from 2009-10 to 2011-12. That could all change under council’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan, due before Council for endorsement in November. Ms Hamm said the plan aims to lower Council’s greenhouse gases by 20 per cent of 2009-10 levels by 2020, to minimise Council’s contribution to climate change. The plan was an action of council’s Sustainability Strategy. That ambition is more specific than the Federal Government’s goal of between five and 15 or 25 per cent below 2000 levels by 2020. Council has approved some aspects of the plan, most recently the green street lighting program that will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from street lighting by 400 tonnes and save almost $50,000 per year. New cars are purchased with

consideration of their environmental impacts and efficient diesel models are favoured. Potential electricity saving measures within Council’s main office include power save mode on copiers and changing air-conditioning running times. Council could establish a Revolving Sustainability Fund to invest the financial savings made by aspects of the sustainability program into other fields of environmental benefit. The necessity of Council’s Sustainability Strategy has come under criticism from within the community as Council attempts to manage extreme budgetary pressures, but the financial savings and environmental benefits of the team’s works suggest otherwise. “When you talk to people, it’s all about why don’t you have solar panels on the roof. It’s visible but with energy saving projects you can’t see that,” Ms Hamm said. “We are really focusing on reducing our energy first before increasing the amount of energy that is being produced.” Most other Gippsland Councils have a sustainability or environmental plan, as well as a greenhouse gas reduction target.

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Train dogs I AM appalled and disappointed to hear of another toddler having been mauled to death in a dog attack in NSW. I have been involved in dog training for 25 years at various obedience clubs in and around Melbourne, and now live in Wonthaggi. Every time a child or toddler has been attacked I shiver down my spine. It comes down to the most basic of dog training. There is one basic rule when owning a dog and that is to establish your pack leadership skills first with

every human being in the household, including small children. When the pack leader leaves the household for one reason or another the dog picks an ideal opportunity to become the boss and this is what happens in the wild. You must be extra careful when introducing a newborn child in to the family as the dog will seize the opportunity to climb another rung in the pecking order. Another reason a dog may attack is if he/she hasn’t been desexed. If you don’t breed or show your dog, the most sensible thing


Close loophole ASK what attracts most people to Inverloch and they will no doubt mention the beaches, the ocean and the inlet, but sure enough during the course of conversation they will mention the trees that give the town its unique identity. Yet, as more investment comes into town and families desire bigger homes, the number of trees is diminishing to make way for human living. While Inverloch has been identified at a state level of being a town with a high bushfire risk, does this really mean people should destroy the leafy charm that lured them to town in the first place? The Star this week reports of the 10/30 rule allowing tree removal within 10m of a house and understorey removal within 30m. The rule is being exploited by people simply wanting to build bigger homes and claiming concern of bushfire risk to make enough space to do so. The typically smaller than average blocks of land around Inverloch probably do not help with the problem. People have every right to build their dream home at a dream location, and one person clearing their block to make way for that home may not make a big difference to overall levels of vegetation. However, many people doing so will soon rob Inverloch of the trees and bushland that have taken years to reach maturity. The suburbs are only an hour’s drive from Inverloch but this magical part of South Gippsland should never look like the urban sprawl of Cranbourne and Narre Warren. Revelations the 10/30 rule is being misused should prompt the State Government to review the freedom property owners have to change the landscape. They may own the land, but they are also custodians of the land for future generations.

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to do is have your dog desexed, usually around six months of age, before the dog tries to establish its dominance in the pack, including humans. The dog is a pack animal and must be treated as such. It doesn’t act like us, it doesn’t see what we see and it is a must that you socialise your dog with other dogs and humans. Don’t expect everything to turn out perfect when you bring your puppy home. Obedience training is a must, especially in its early training. Training your puppy or dog can be rewarding. Everyone wants their dog to come to them when called and do what its told. Once you have established the pack leader mentality, you should not want to go anywhere except to be with you. Two important stages of a dog’s life are: when you first bring it home, and between one and two years of age. I call these the teenage years, when the dog can try to get on top of you and you will need to continue with the training so this does not happen. When a dog attacks it is usually euthanized. I agree this must happen after such a vicious attack, but with the right training this could have been avoided. As in most cases, I don’t blame the dog as it is their instincts to behave as they have. When I see a bad dog, I always see a bad person at the end of a

lead or the dog hasn’t been treated correctly from the start. Eric van Zuyden, Wonthaggi.

Greens message MANY voters are not quite clear about the preferential voting system in the House of Representatives and think a vote for an independent or smaller party is a wasted vote as usually either Labor or Liberal party ends up with the seat. After all the votes are stacked up according to the number ones against their name, the candidate with the fewest votes is knocked out and their votes stacked onto the other piles according to the number two on their forms. Once again the candidate with the lowest votes gets knocked out and the votes stacked on the piles according to the next preferred candidate on the forms and so on until there are only two candidates left and the highest one wins. That means your vote will be counted whoever you mark as number one as long as you fill in the form correctly and number all the boxes. If you want to vote for a big party but want them to take more notice of the policies of an independent or smaller party you can, in effect, make your vote count twice. A vote for the Greens will

send a clear message to the old parties they should take a more progressive and fair stand on social justice issues and strong action on climate change. In McMillan we need a strong stance against CSG fracking our beautiful and productive farmland for a short term grab for cash, better support for farmers and more action on local jobs in a 21st century zero carbon economy. Dr Malcolm McKelvie, Greens candidate for McMillan.

Refund must MANY ratepayers were against the referendum to recognise local government in our constitution and many more against our shire contributing $12,750 (of ratepayers money) towards promoting the ‘yes’ case. At least our mayor is ‘seeking’ a refund of our contribution, although one may think the money should be automatically refunded now the referendum won’t be proceeding. I look forward to receiving the refund and our shire considering ratepayers’ views in the future. Steve Finlay, Leongatha.

CFA thanked ON Wednesday, July 17 as I was leaving for work I noticed there was smoke and flames

coming from a rusted fluorescent tube in the carport attached to the deck of the house. In a panic, I was unable to open the meter box to turn the mains power off and was vaguely aware that you don’t put water on an electrical fire. After phoning 000 for the fire brigade, they arrived within 10 minutes in which time I managed to turn off the power and the fire had abated. The Inverloch crew was helpful and reassuring. They inspected and disabled the light fitting and also provided advice for me to pass on to an electrician for replacement. A second fire truck from Pound Creek arrived shortly after. I felt embarrassed I had put a lot of people out. They would have been going to work or about their own daily business but it was wonderful to know these people – either paid or unpaid volunteers - were there to help. Undetected, this fire could have been much worse, possibly endangering neighbouring houses and the environment. If you have never had a fire experience before, it was terrifying. I want to thank the local CFA for their great service and would encourage others to have their electrical fittings checked regularly. J. Johnson, Inverloch.

VOXPOP! VOX What do you think of road conditions this winter?

“I think compared to last year they are better, but only just. They still need a lot of work.” David Tattersall, Leongatha.

“When I first moved here last September I would have said they were shocking, but the potholes that bothered me then are fixed. Overall though, they are not in great condition.” Debbie Tuccori, Leongatha.

“Not very well. I travel to Traralgon every day and the Strzelecki Highway is full of holes. It is any wonder there aren’t more accidents.” Damian Deenan, Leongatha North.

“There are potholes everywhere, so I would say not very well. I spend a lot of time on the roads as a cyclist and as a motorist. The erection of hazard signs instead of injecting money into fixing the roads is also an obvious problem.” Debbie Oldham, Leongatha.

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“THE STAR�, Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - PAGE 13

Girls Vietnam bound By Matt Dunn FOR Mirboo North Secondary College’s Laura Robins, Tori Kriska and Ashleigh Gobel, life is about to change immeasurably.

Changing positions: Peter Watchorn (left) is taking over from Darryl McGannon as Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry president. They are pictured with chamber secretary Kathy Smith.

Watchorn takes chamber reigns By Jacob de Kunder PETER Watchorn has taken over the position of president of the Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He was returned to the position on Tuesday night after a four year break from the top job. Mr Watchorn is replacing hardworking outgoing president Darryl McGannon, who has held the position since 2009. “Darryl has been doing a fantastic job and I am giving him a spell really because no one is really stepping up to the plate, so I decided to help out there,� he said. Mr Watchorn said the chamber was a valuable part of the town.

“We still need the chamber in the town to lobby for different things with the council and keep them on board,� he said. “The town is looking all right with services like the hospital, the school infrastructure and Murray Goulburn putting more money into the plant. They are all positives as well as Aldi coming to town. “It’s a bit of a hard time for retail but we don’t want to dwell on that. We just want to look at the positives.� Kathy Smith and Sandra Fleming are sharing secretary and treasurer duties, while Tony Giles continues as vice president. Other committee members include Rod Jackson, Shirley-Anne Wright and Darryl McGannon. Mr Watchorn said more

members and fresh ideas would be helpful. “We need some fresh people to come in and help. That’s always a priority too because it seems to be the same old faces,� he said. “We are having a meeting on September 17 where we will be talking about Christmas. “We did a good job last year and had a good committee, and we want to do that again and freshen up the town for Christmas.� Mr Watchorn is encouraging people to shop locally. “Small business is hard at the moment but I think people still need to get into the local shops and buy things. It needs to be that way for the future,� he said.

The girls have volunteered to spend time in an orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), Vietnam. They will touchdown in the South East Asian nation on November 3, and work from November 4 to 15 as part of the International Volunteers HQ program. “Last year during Year 11 intermediate VCAL we did a lot of studies into homelessness, different cultures and a range of other things, including immigration,� Tori said. “Expectations were a little higher this year, moving us to try something new. It seemed like a trip to Vietnam to help others would be that next step.� While Tori admitted the prospect of being taken out of her comfort zone was “scary�, she is still looking forward to the trip – especially as she’ll be with Ashleigh

and Laura. “We’re a little excited to be going after all this hard work,� she said. The girls have been working around the clock to raise money to fund the trip, and have been well supported by their school and the local community.

Laura said collecting prizes for a Mother’s Day hamper had been easy, as the town’s retailers had been only too happy to help. “Our local footy club and IGA supermarket had been happy to let us sell tickets too,� she said.


Vietnam bound: from left, Mirboo North Secondary College’s Laura Robins, Tori Kriska and Ashleigh Gobel with their next raffle prize.

Advance Leongatha L E O N G AT H A’ s Chamber of Commerce and Industry will make economic development a federal election issue. Chamber president Peter Watchorn wants to see more infrastructure and business growth. “I’d like to see that we

The girls need about $1400 each, and are “working together to get that�. “We’re doing well,� Laura said brightly. International Volunteers HQ was formed in early 2007, with the aim of making volunteering through affordable, safe, high quality projects in developing countries. While Vietnam has now been at peace for many years, effects from war continue to haunt not only the adult population but also its children. Volunteers have the opportunity to work in institutions caring for children and young people affected by Agent Orange, or in schools, hospitals and community clinics looking after mentally disabled children. All three girls said their families were behind them. “They think it’s a great opportunity,� Ashleigh said.

get some regional economic development down this way,� he said. “I know we have had it with the hospital and that has been great. “I know the shire is working on some stuff which is good, so hopefully more might happen.� The Leongatha heavy vehicle alternate route is

another issue Mr Watchorn wants to see progressed. “We want to continue the process of getting trucks out of Bair Street,� he said. Mr Watchorn is sceptical about any promises made by political parties. “You don’t see things until they actually happen,� he said.

THE Star’s front page story on last week’s fatal Wonthaggi North house fire, which claimed the life of Shaun Wade, contained a factual error. The paper reported Shaun’s long time partner Kirsty “tried to storm into the house three times�. In fact, she succeeded in entering the house three times, desperately searching for her beloved Shaun. The error was made by a reporter. The Star is sorry for any hurt caused.





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MHR in fine form By Jane Ross RUSSELL Broadbent, McMillan MHR, was in fine diplomatic form when he came to Leongatha on Thursday to present a cheque.

Grant: McMillan MHR Russell Broadbent (right) presents a cheque for over $48,000 to Ros Bryan, chairperson of the Leongatha Veterans and Dependants Welfare Centre. With them is Leongatha RSL vice president Peter Carruthers.

“Who made these? This is the best asparagus roll I’ve had today!” he declared, seating himself at a table spread with typical country hospitality – sandwiches, party pies and sausage rolls, butterfly cakes, sultana cake and said white bread wrapped expertly around tasty vegetable spears. He fielded friendly barbs from Dumbalk’s Ed Hanley, who is National Party through and through. Mr Broadbent, of course, is a Liberal. He holds McMillan on a margin of just over three per cent and says he expects the election result to be “50/50”. Another hung parliament? “Yes,” he replied, “we could have. I’m expecting it to be very tight.” Mr Hanley wanted to know what the Liberals would do about mobile phone coverage – or lack of it – in South Gippsland. Mr Broadbent said the Coalition had pledged $50 million

Bus plea By Brad Lester PEOPLE need to use a public bus in Venus Bay if the service is to continue.

Serving still: McMillan MHR Russell Broadbent (centre) with RSL veteran Harry Prosser and his wife Marje.

Good company By Jane Ross MCMILLAN MHR Russell Broadbent was in special company when he visited the Leongatha Veterans and Dependants Welfare Centre last Thursday. There to help welcome him were Harry and Marje Prosser of Koonwarra. Harry, pushing 92, is an RSL luminary, although he’d never describe himself in such terms. With Marje’s support, he devoted de-

cades of his life to the RSL including 39 years as secretary of the Meeniyan sub branch. In 2007, he was presented with the RSL’s highest honour, the Meritorious Medal. He’s a life member of the Meeniyan sub branch and the district 41 board of which he’s a past secretary and president. Born in Glen Alvie, Harry joined the air force in July 1941. Three months after returning from World War Two in 1946, he married Marje. They moved to Koonwarra in 1964.

A trial service is now underwritten by the Venus Bay Community Centre, and links Venus Bay with Leongatha and Wonthaggi on alternate Thursdays. The bus is owned by South Gippsland Shire Council and hired by the community centre. Volunteer drivers are members of the Venus Bay, Tarwin Lower and District Men’s Shed. The trial service was to operate for July only but will now continue until the end of August. Centre coordinator Alyson Skinner will supply usage figures to council in a bid to prove the need for an ongoing service and obtain grants to do so. “The people who have been on it have loved it,” she said. Council has supported the service by waiving the distance charge for conveying the bus from Leongatha to Venus Bay. “There are only 10 seats on the bus and it costs $10 per person and that is just covering the cost of hiring it,” Ms Skinner said. “We are seeing if we can get some momentum going to continue the service until we get our own vehicle. People have to use it. We can’t afford to lose $50 every week.” The service resulted from a public survey and now passengers are collected from, and delivered to, their homes. Unless people qualified for council’s home and community care service bus, they were unable to access public transport in the town. “We are completely isolated, have young and old people here, and people who can’t afford a car and people who do not drive,” Ms Skinner said. “For them, there was no real way of getting in or out of town.” Council and the Department of Transport operated a hail and ride service three years ago, linking the town with the V/Line service at Leongatha. “The service ran for 18 months but was not well supported,” Ms Skinner said. The bus – at 52 seats – was too big and ran to an inconvenient timetable, she said. The bus can be booked by phoning the centre on 5663 7499.

to ameliorate mobile phone black spots. “And what about the jetty at Port Welshpool?” Mr Hanley added. “After the campaign that will be one of our first priorities,” Mr Broadbent promised – that’s if his side wins. He presented Ros Bryan, chairperson of the Leongatha Veterans and Dependants Welfare Centre, with a cheque for $48,737 to help with advocacy and welfare services. Staff and volunteers at the centre had provided the magnificent spread and Mr Broadbent and his adviser left with a plate each of various edible spoils. Keeping check of his waistline as he attends a giddy round of appointments is one of his major election challenges.

Petrol price squeeze By Sarah Vella PETROL prices reached new heights in some areas of Melbourne, with the cost of unleaded reaching around $1.65 per litre, while Leongatha’s petrol prices remained steady at around $1.56. Stuart Evans from Evans Petroleum said they have no plans to move their price up at the moment, unless cost prices increase. “The dollar has dropped and crude prices have crept up and I think the metropolitan discount cycle has gone away a bit,” he said. “The dollar falling has the biggest impact on the fuel prices going up, and certainly farmers are happy to see it fall, but the big disadvantage is fuel prices.” Mr Evans said unrest in the Middle East has an impact on crude prices, causing them to increase which, combined with the dollar, turns it into a double hit. “If the crude prices had stayed the same it may not have caused as much of an increase,” he said. Mr Evans said in different places around the state there are pockets where petrol was fairly cheap. “I know we get a fair bit of criticism about being the dearest in the state, which I think is untrue,” he said. “More often than not when metropolitan prices go up they go above our price, then it comes back down below it. It depends on the cycle.” RACV Fuel spokesperson Michael Case said the declining Australian dollar and increasing oil prices had combined to cause an increase in the terminal gate price of fuel. “This flows through to prices at the bowser. We have been seeing that for a couple of weeks now,” he said. “There are some early signs the terminal gate price may be starting to decline, but it is too early to tell and no one can predict the future of fuel prices.” Mr Case said transport costs contribute to higher prices in regional areas, but the main influence was local competition. “When comparing regional prices with city prices, it is made difficult by the metro fuel price cycle, on which the price changes almost daily,” he said. “Fuel price cycles in Melbourne can be anything from 10 days to three weeks long, during which time the price goes up to a new high, then progressively reduces to a minimum point when it goes up again. “This makes comparing regional fuel prices to city prices confusing. “Our message to motorists is to be aware of the variation between regional centres and be aware of the fuel price cycle in Melbourne.” The RACV website has a list of current metropolitan fuel prices and average regional prices for around 30 regional centres.

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“THE STAR”, Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - PAGE 15

Iconic: The Ghan has been delighting travellers between Adelaide and Darwin since 1929.

Free offers boost top rail journeys THERE has never been a better time to book on Australia’s iconic rail journeys on The Ghan and the Indian Pacific. Billed among the world’s greatest, these trips take travellers through stunning countryside in first class comfort with a number of off-train excursions steeped in cultural lore. Through Great Southern Rail, Jetset Leongatha is offering the chance of a lifetime to take either or both of these wonderful journeys with free accommodation and flights thrown in. You don’t have to worry about booking the free flights because this is all done for you. Plus, gold and platinum fares now include onboard meals, standard wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks as well as excursions. The

luggage allowance has been increased too. Gold service twin cabins have been refurbished with guests enjoying privileged access to the Outback Explorer Lounge and Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car offering a new menu inspired by and sourced from the regions you travel through. Flexible dining options mean you can enjoy a more leisurely breakfast, stay longer over lunch or share an intimate dinner for two late in the evening. Platinum cabins are larger, include a steward service and private transfers to and from your journey. Jetset’s Jill Carmody has already thoroughly enjoyed the two rail journeys but she’s so excited about this new offer, she’s keen to go again. To take advantage of the free flights and up to three free nights’ accom-

Spectacular: from Perth to Sydney, the Indian Pacific takes a 4352km journey.

modation, you need to book before December 31 this year, for travel between November and the end of next April. Jetset Leongatha’s number is 5662 3601. The Ghan has captivated travellers since its inaugural journey in 1929. Across three days and two nights, travellers are offered a unique insight into the spectacular and ever changing outback landscape between Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide. It takes in the Flinders Ranges, Port Augusta, Alice Springs and Nitmiluk Gorge in Katherine. Off train excursions include Desert Park in Alice Springs, a visit to the Royal Flying Doctor base and views of the MacDonnell Ranges from the back of a camel. Cruising down the Katherine Gorge, learning about indigenous rock art and how to throw a spear as well as hearing dreamtime stories are other experiences to savour. The Indian Pacific travels from Sydney through Broken Hill to Adelaide, Cook and Kalgoorlie before arriving in Perth, offering the opportunity of seeing the Pro Hart Gallery in Broken Hill, The Palace Hotel made famous in Priscilla Queen of the Desert and learning about Broken Hill’s rich mining history. There are city sights in Adelaide, the largest fresh produce market in the Southern Hemisphere and in Kalgoorlie you can revel in the genuine Aussie experience of playing two up and seeing the world’s largest single open cut mine. The Indian Pacific journey covers 4352km, traversing wheat fields, the Nullabor, the arid outback, some of Australia’s most productive farming country and the spectacular Blue Mountains. Both the Indian Pacific and The Ghan combine travel that is at once relaxing and exciting. You can extend your holiday with the free accommodation offer in Darwin, Adelaide, Sydney or Perth.

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Terms and conditions: A limited number of Fly & Stay Free Offers are available on all itineraries. Fares based on twin share per person and include fuel surcharge. For new bookings only from 1 August 2013 to 31 December 2013, unless sold out prior, for travel 1 August 2013 to 30 April 2014. Limited cabins on set departures and subject to availability. All fares listed are one way. All fares include fuel price surcharge. Offer subject to availability at time of booking and may not be available on the date first requested. A 50% deposit is required at time of booking; full payment will be required 45 days prior to departure date. Booking, credit card and amendment fees may apply. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, unless specified. Seasonal surcharge and event periods may apply to hotels. Flights are in economy class with Virgin Australia (or another airline of Great Southern Rail’s choosing), and are subject to availability of airline and booking class. Once class sold out surcharges may apply. Flights must be booked by Great Southern Rail. Once air tickets are issued, airline amendment and/or cancellation fees apply and, in some cases, are non refundable. Offer includes airfares and air taxes. Accommodation is based in each destination at one hotel and standard of room as chosen by Great Southern Rail, and is subject to availability. Once the chosen hotel and standard of room is sold out surcharges will apply. All fares, timetables and Off Train Excursions are subject to change without notice. Conditions apply. License No. 30656. 03035CDBD 0813

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No place like home By Brad Lester A THREATENED native mammal at Venus Bay has more choices of places to call home thanks to volunteers with inklings for conservation. Only four specimens of the swamp antechinus have been found at Venus Bay. The native marsupial may live from Corner Inlet in the east to South Australia in the west, but loss of habitat, fragmentation of bush and foxes are contributing to their dwindling population around Venus Bay. Enter members of Friends of Venus Bay Peninsula. The volunteer environmentalists have worked with South Gippsland Shire Council to revegetate a council owned reserve. One of the side benefits has been giving the antechinus a better chance of finding a brighter future. “It’s really heartening to see the reserve evolving,” said friends member Sue Flere. The reserve at the corner of Canterbury and Louis roads is part of the Venus Bay Indigenous Garden project established in 2007, also including a demonstration site at the

Venus Bay Community Centre showing residents the benefits of retaining and extending remnant vegetation, rather than transforming the town into another suburb. The Louis Road reserve is now an evolving example of coast banksias woodland, a threatened ecological class in South Gippsland. “We have one of the most intact examples remaining which is important because of its threatened part in the landscape,” friends co-convenor Mae Adams said. “The woodland used to extend 30km inland so the patch we have here is important because of the flora and fauna that depends on it as well.” The eastern pygmy possum relies on the flower of the coast banksias for food and the yellow tailored black cockatoo visits seasonally to extract seeds from cones. “We want as much of the natural seed to regenerate as possible,” friends co-convenor Janet Carey said. “If we do weed control and reduce the amount of mowing we do, that allows the grass to regenerate.” The site now has a patch of native grass that is actually of statewide

value. “Victoria has less than one per cent of native grasses remaining and we will use these sites to collect seed. You just can’t

buy the plants,” Ms Adams said. The effort began when volunteers collected seed onsite and a local nursery raised the plants. Indig-

enous species were chosen to increase the chances of survival and reduce water demands. “These plants keep the integrity of the coastal

landscape otherwise it could look like anywhere else,” Ms Adams said. Now at least 20 native sun orchids have emerged and mobs of kangaroos

and wallabies visit regularly. There are some 30 reserves around Venus Bay and many are maintained by neighbours.

Back to nature: Friends of Venus Bay Peninsula members, from left, co-convenor Janet Carey, Sue Flere and co-convenor Mae Adams admire the site of the Canterbury-Louis roads reserve. Left, a swamp antechinus.

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Book magic LIBRARIES across the region are counting down to a special evening celebration of all things reading, on Saturday, August 24 from 5pm called The Reading Hour. A wide variety of events and activities will be on offer during the hour from Bedtime Story Time for kids, to spoken word and eReaders for adults, reflecting the breadth of services on offer from local libraries. “The Reading Hour aims to celebrate and encourage reading across age-groups, interests and genres, which is reflected in the variety of events we’ll see on the night,” said West Gippsland Regional Library CEO John Murrell. “We’ll have eReader and iPad test-drives at Leongatha and Mirboo North, Bedtime Story Time at Inverloch and Phillip Island while Foster Library will hold a special spoken-word session where readers can share their favourite stories.” The libraries will also be open for business during the hour giving avid readers the chance to browse and borrow outside normal hours. The initiative has support from a wide variety of ambassadors and supporters, including the Governor General of Australia, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO. “I think it’s a wonderful idea to share time with our fellow Australians, right across our country to talk about and to think about something that’s enormously important in our lives: reading,” Ms Bryce said. The Reading Hour will run at Phillip Island, Inverloch, Foster, Leongatha, Mirboo North and Drouin libraries between 5-6pm on Saturday, August 24. Refreshments supplied.

On the job: Alex Chadwick (left) of Mary MacKillop College and South Gippsland Secondary College student Vince Ditta during work experience with SP AusNet in Leongatha.

Bright sparks lured to energy THE Victorian Energy Education and Training (VEET) program promotes careers within the energy industry to local youth, whilst endeavoring to overcome future staffing issues due to the industry’s ageing workforce.

Come along: The Reading Hour is an ideal time to mix family and reading.

VEET was developed in 2004 as a partnership between South Gippsland Bass Coast Local Learning and Employment Network (SGBCLLEN) Baw Baw Latrobe LLEN and the Energy Industry in the Latrobe Valley. Since then, the program has grown to include the whole of Gippsland and outer eastern Melbourne area. The VEET program includes several activities which display the energy industry to students undertaking a VETiS Engineering or Electro technology subject in years 10 and 11. Four students from South Gippsland, Leongatha, Mirboo North secondary colleges and Mary MacKillop College have taken up the opportunity and participate in

the program this year. As part of the VEET program, students visited the Energy Training Centre in Chadstone where they participated in hands on activities learning about the distribution and transmission of energy whilst interacting with apprentices working in the field. A visit to SP AusNet’s head office and chemical laboratory to learn about a variety of scientific and information technology career pathways was the last excursion for the program, before students undertook a practical three day work placement with SP AusNet in Leongatha, giving students an insight into a work environment. The VEET Program is supported by SP AusNet, the South Gippsland Bass Coast, Baw Baw Latrobe, Gippsland East and Outer Eastern Local Learning and Employment Networks. For more information on the VEET program you can contact partnership broker Karena Kerr at SGBCLLEN, 26 Jeffery Street, Leongatha on 5662 5500.

New rail trail to open SHAKE off the winter blues by joining in the fun rail trail trip from Foster to Toora when stage one of the rail trail extension is officially opened by Deputy Premier Peter Ryan on Sunday, August 25. “We’re hoping the community will get into the spirit by dressing up to a theme and decorating bikes.” said South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy. “It’s a great occasion to celebrate and a real boost to Corner Inlet for both locals and visitors. I’m looking forward to seeing a big crowd there.” Festivities will start


at Foster’s Station Park where the crowd will gather for a free morning tea, entertainment, and register for the trip. You can walk, ride or run, as long as you have fun. Simply register at the starting line and you could be lucky enough to win one of these auspicious awards: • first cyclist across the line; • first walker across the line; • first runner across the line; • last across the line; • best themed group (walkers); • best themed group (cyclists); • best decorated bike; and • oldest and youngest participants.

Mr Ryan will officially open the extension at 10am and flag the start for the 9.24km trip to Toora’s Sagasser Park At noon, the festivities will continue with a free barbecue, children’s entertainment and live music as participants finish the trail. Community groups are expected to take advantage of the event to promote their community activities. “When complete, the Great Southern Rail Trail Extension Project will extend the trail from Foster right through to Welshpool for a cost of $2.7million,” Cr Kennedy said. “This occasion marks the completion of stage one which was completed on time and on budget.”

Stage two of the project (Toora to Agnes) will commence later this year and stage three (Agnes to Welshpool) will commence in late 2014 and should be completed by

mid-2015. For further information about the event, contact Sophie Dixon at council on 5662 9202 or

Text alert VISITORS to Wilsons Promontory on the weekend received emergency alert text messages. The testing was undertaken on behalf of the Victorian and Federal governments. Such testing was a recommendation of the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission. Text messages originated from Emergency Alert number 0444 444 444. The Victorian Government has led negotiations with telecommunications carriers on behalf of all states and territories. “This is world-first technology that will be rolled out across the nation, and will offer a location-based alert system for use during emergencies,” Police and Emergency Minister Kim Wells said. Anyone wanting more information about the tests can visit the national Emergency Alert website: or the CFA website:

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Car history on display SOME of South Gippsland’s best vintage cars will be showcased as part of the Leongatha Daffodil Festival.

Daffodils galore: Victorian Deputy Premier and Member for Gippsland South, Peter Ryan, visited Leongatha last year to officially open the Leongatha Horticultural Society’s 56th Daffodil and Floral Show, pictured here with two of the organisers, Lilian Johnson and Lillian Brittain.

Daffodil delight EVERYONE is getting excited about Leongatha’s 57th Daffodil Festival next weekend. The Leongatha’s Horticultural Society’s Daffodil and Floral Show is the centre point of the festival and will open its doors to the public on Friday, August 30. Show secretary Margaret Fox is looking forward to seeing the displays. “I think people never tire of walking in the hall and seeing that wonderful blaze of colour, with all the daffodils and the camellias and the like,” she said. “I wonder whether those who started this festival ever envisaged it would last this long. “It doesn’t seem that long ago we were doing the 50th one and now we are closer to the 60th.” Thanks to great work from the Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the South Gippsland Shire Council the festival continues to grow. Saturday, August 31, is likely to see Leongatha come alive with daffodil based fun. Children’s activities are to be held in Apex Park, the Leongatha Lyric Theatre will be performing Trial By Jury in the Leongatha courthouse, the Memorial Hall Laneway will come alive with a laneway art fair, Leongatha Apex Club barbecue, and a performance by the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band. Things of great vintage will be happening in the Woolworths’ car park with a display from the South Gippsland branch of the Gippsland Historical Automobile Club. Downstairs at the Serafino’s (entrance from Apex Park) will be a preview of the Rotary Art Show and a display of secondary school art. Events over the whole weekend include woodcrafting, arts and crafts, embroidery, historical and wool displays around the town while the South Gippsland Gemstone and Lapidary Club will be showing off their work at the Old Leongatha Bowling Club rooms. Many other businesses, churches and community groups are also holding events. “It’s great that people are stepping in to actually help us,” Ms Fox said. “The show itself is such a big thing to handle in the first place and that is all the horticultural society can manage and we’ve been wanting to build the festival side of it but we haven’t had the man power. “It’s just so great that everyone has come in and is working on that.”

A portion of the Woolworths carpark will be filled with vintage, veteran and classic cars thanks to the South Gippsland branch of the Gippsland Historical Automobile Club. Clubman Robert McDonald said it would be a great display. “This is an annual feature by us,” he said. “We have cars that range from veterans right through to 1980s cars and we also have stationary engine. Some of those are very old engines that putt along and pump water and are interesting.” The display will be on Saturday, August 31, between 9am and 2pm. “It is a great display and we usually get about 30 cars there.”

Stop and smell the daffodils: David and Bronwen Taylor with their Vintage Bullnose Morris Oxford in Leongatha’s Bair Street.






Green thumbs: Leongatha Horticultural Society members Christina O’Neill and Ivy McInnes were kept busy at the Daffodil and Floral Show selling plants last year.




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Author realises dream

EVERY author dreams of holding a book with their name splashed across the front cover but few ever do.

For Tayla Kershaw, the dream has come true at a young age.

The Glen Alvie woman has signed a contract with Foster’s Satalyte Publishing to release her book, Alliance: Book One of the Convergence. “I’ve been trying to get published for most of last year,” the journalism student said.

After several rejections, Tayla had a contract with a New York publisher but she preferred to publish locally and made contact with Satalyte after learning of the company through a friend. Satalyte’s husband and wife team Stephen and

Marieke Ormsby already have 15 books to publish and were impressed by Tayla’s work. The book will be published in hard copy and as an e-book, and be available in shops. “While we know she is Australian, to the world she

Who could you nominate this year? WHILE Australia Day is still a long way off, South Gippsland Shire Council is keen to kick off the nomination process for its worthy citizens and events to be recognised in its annual Shire Awards program. Coordinator Jeannie Hicks is keen to replicate the strong interest and participation evident in the awards last year. “Last year we had 23 nominations, reflecting the success of our simplified nomination forms,” she said. “Most people are time poor and we want to make it as easy as possible to pay tribute to the fabulous contributors in our communities.” “Although they might protest, people are generally very thrilled to be recognised for their work, and we do ask for their permission to be nominated so that no one is uncomfortable

with the process. “The non competitive Youth Community Contribution awards presented to each young nominee at the Australia Day Awards Ceremony have proved a popular way to recognise and encourage young people to participate in community activities.” Well deserving reigning South Gippsland Citizen of the Year is Mirboo North‘s Aaron Wilson who not only manages family and a fulltime job, but is primary duty officer for the SES which can manifest as regular callouts in the middle of the night. He’s currently vice president of Lions (after three years as president) volunteers with the CFA, runs the Food Relief Program at the Mirboo North Christian Centre and does voluntary maintenance work at the Scout Hall and the local swimming pool. Needless to say, Mirboo North and South Gippsland are richer for his efforts. How do you nominate someone? Nomination forms for South

Gippsland Citizen of the Year, Community Event of the Year and Youth Community Contribution can be collected from council reception, posted to you upon request, or downloaded from They can be lodged any time up until October 31. “Nominees must be residents of South Gippsland and people and events that have been nominated in the past can also be nominated again,” Ms Hicks said. “Event organisers can also nominate their own event - it’s a fantastic way to create awareness of your event for the coming year!” All nominees will be recognised at a gala Awards ceremony on Wednesday, January 22 in Leongatha Memorial Hall and again on Australia Day at their local event. For assistance in completing a nomination form, please call Jeannie Hicks on 5662 9221.

will be the next big fantasy author,” Mr Ormsby said. The fantasy novel explores the theme of trust, following the events that unfold after children Desmond and Annabelle discover a pile of bones. Desmond is blamed for murder and when Annabelle doesn’t stand up for him, their friendship is ruined. The outcome rips their village Aldoria apart. Eight years pass and the

second village Algazaar, created by people who left Aldoria, is taken over by Blood Followers. Aldoria rebels and declares war upon the Blood Followers. In the heat of the battle, Leona, the first daughter of Aldoria, is cursed by Blood Followers. Annabelle sets out to remove the curse, and appease the guilt she has felt since the village split. Annabelle, along with

her sister and friends, travel to Winrok, as the inhabitants are the only ones who can heal the first daughter. The battle rages. Annabelle discovers the Blood Followers are really after her, setting the stakes in this dangerous journey to save the life of Leona and possibly her own. Tayla has been working on the book since 2011 and the novel will be released in May 2014.

Rising star: soon to be published author Tayla Kershaw (centre) with Stephen and Marieke Ormsby of Satalyte Publishing.

It’s not a new fire levy, it’s a fairer fire levy. On 1 July 2013, as recommended by the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission, the Victorian Government is replacing the old fire services levy with a fairer system. Rather than being added to insurance premiums, the levy will now be collected with council rates. This means all property owners contribute a fair share to the Country Fire Authority or the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. The levy is a fixed charge of $100 for residential properties and $200 for non-residential properties, plus a variable charge based on the property’s capital improved value. All funds will go towards supporting Victoria’s fire services. GST and stamp duty charged on the old levy have been removed and, for the first time, eligible pensioners and veterans will receive a $50 concession. These reforms will save households and business around $100 million a year.


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Large block close to town centre. Approx.1000 m2, sealed road frontage, power & water available. Old house frame with roof & old lock- up shed. Central to townships of Leongatha, Meeniyan & Mirboo North. Create something special by taking advantage of northerly aspect/ rural views to rear of the block/ existing house framework.

Potential here for buyers to: break into the home owner's market; to down-size to a smaller home; to renovate ; for investors to secure a suitable rental property. Brick home consists of 2 BRs, separate lounge, neat kitchen/meals area & sunroom. Side access to a 3-bay shed (& lock-up workshop.) Disabled ramp access. Given a bit of a spruce up, this solid home has a lot to offer.


Approx. 8 years old. Modern family home with lovely rural views. Located within easy walking distance to schools. Neutral coloured carpets, curtains & blinds throughout. Kitchen/ family room, large lounge/dining room, master BR with large WIR & en suite, 2 good sized BRs with BIRs. A lock up 5x5m shed is included.

Sealed road frontage & on 1.2 acres (approx.) Stunning craftsman built, sun-filled home with many features. Well-appointed kitchen/dining /family room. 2nd elegant lounge with gas log fire. 3 generous BRs, study & updated bathrooms. R/C air con, ducted vacuuming, luxurious curtains &carpets. Huge 4 bay shed/ workshop. A life style opportunity not to be missed!





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Lindsay Powney 0428 515 103

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5662 2220

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ITH its curved front windows and rendered solid brick construction, this classic home shows all the hallmarks of art deco architecture.

Two large original bedrooms, with a third bedroom or study under the rear skillion roof. Open fireplace in the front lounge, and reverse cycle air con in the kitchen/ living area. A huge north facing picture window overlooking the back yard brings in the sunshine, and would be the ideal place to curl up with a good book. Ideally located only 300m from the main street and opposite the Guide Park. A rare opportunity to own a classic piece of Leongatha architecture.

With some new windows and an updated kitchen and bathroom, it’s had some tasteful modernisation to make for pleasant, light filled easy living. It could easily be enjoyed as is, or if you’d like to take the next step you could restore it to all its original grandeur! Polished original mountain ash floorboards feature throughout.


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ESIGNED and created with ‘liveability and energy efficiency’ as the key criteria, this six acre property is just minutes from Mirboo North township on a sealed road. Originally a bush parcel, providing separation from neighbours and immediate privacy, the residence and surrounds is now a lifestyle oasis. The property entrance leads in, and opens up, to provide a circular driveway, expansive parking options, the near new home, an enormous shed, outdoor living areas, lawns and gardens, chook yards, raised veggie gardens, young orchard, and abundant water storage. The residence itself has a substantial central living zone with high ceilings, wood heating, split system air conditioner

and optional home cinema system. There is a stylish vogue kitchen featuring quality soft close cabinetry and a stainless steel range with glass splash back, four bedrooms with robes and two well appointed bathrooms including a spa bath. Rated at Seven Plus Stars, energy efficiency is assured with double glazing throughout, double insulated roof space, fully insulated external and internal walls, and a northern orientation enhancing the solar passive aspects. A 5kw grid interactive solar system produces more power than the family of four use, and hot water is of course solar too. Outdoors, the 12m x 16m colorbond shed has power and lighting, high opening roller doors and reinforced concrete floor, and the combined huge roof capacity feeds a mammoth 160,000 litre water tank. A truly unique lifestyle property.

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Eighty three acres close to Koonwarra – value plus


HIS very private property at the end of a quiet road has amazing views towering over Meeniyan and out towards Wilsons Promontory. Flat to undulating to part steep, the 83 acres of heavy carrying country with a good sole of pastures has huge river frontage of approximately 18 acres with a transferable lease, plus a water diversion licence. Two billabongs and small dam add to the water supply. Beautiful stands of gums are scattered throughout the property. The old cottage and disused dairy with old plant still intact, both have power.

An eight bay hay or machinery shed is in good condition, while various other sheds are in need of some repair. There are also stockyards and a loading race. This rural retreat is just 10 minutes south of Leongatha, is close to Koonwarra, Meeniyan and the Rail Trail. It is not often heavy carrying country such as this in close proximity to towns becomes available for sale. This property could become someone’s unique lifestyle retreat or an excellent opportunity to get started in farming. There is huge potential for improvement given a little TLC to the cottage/establishment of a brand new home (STCA). Priced realistically to sell.

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AUCTION Saturday September 21 - 11am on site - 13 Clarence Street, LOCH







GREENHILLS HOSTEL - INVESTMENT/BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY • Offering 14 bedrooms, all ensuited • 4 room medical suite (currently tenanted) • 2 lounges, office & commercial kitchen • Approx. 854sqm building on 2970sqm block WEB ID 5613072

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Zel Svenson 0438 636 290



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Stunning family home on lifestyle property LEONGATHA STH


ET on two acres of manicured gardens this beautifully refurbished brick veneer split level home has a lot to offer. Comprising three bedrooms, master with en-suite and walk in robe plus study. The main bathroom has been beautifully renovated with spa bath and quality fixtures. The living area is very spacious with floor to ceiling windows and views over surrounding rural land. The kitchen has been tastefully renovated with quality appliances and looks over the pool and fernery. The home has a large split system air conditioner and under floor electric heating. Outside will not disappoint, a very large double garage and a great addition is the 11m x 5m in ground solar heated pool, undercover entertaining area and adjoining fernery. One of the main features of the property is the 25m x 12m all steel shed with 3.6m clearances. Sliding doors open up at the rear and side of the shed ideal for storage of large machinery. The shed has power, concrete floor, and a fully enclosed air conditioned office and mezzanine floor. The property is complete with easy to care for and well established gardens including a veggie patch. There is an abundance of water supply through two 10,000 gallon concrete tanks and bore water reticulated through the garden. With the school bus going right past the door and only 8.2km from Leongatha this property would make a wonderful family home and well worth an inspection. Call either Barry or Glenys to arrange a suitable time.





Peter Dwyer 0428 855 244

Carly Roughead 0417 382 979

A country cottage in town

Well positioned in town with an easy walk to the shops, bowls club and sporting facilities. This comfortable 2 bedroom home comprises 2 bedrooms, bathroom, open plan living updated kitchen and beautiful wide verandahs. A large 6m x 6m shed with rollerdoors and power, all situated on a generous 1100m2 block Term 10% deposit, balance 30 days. Open for inspection Saturday 11am Bill Bennett 0408 053 030

114 Jupiter Blvd

Real VENUS BAY Estate 5663 7771

5662 0922 45 Bair Street LEONGATHA


Alan Steenholdt 0409 423 822



Andrew Newton 0402 940 320





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• Solid brick art deco home • Central position • Adjoining vacant block also available ($148,000)

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• As new 2 bdrm townhouse • Open plan living, ensuite/bathroom & 2 toilets • Close to shops & medical clinics REDUCED TO $309,000

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Landmark Harcourts Leongatha 5662 2292

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Money in treasure THEY say one person’s trash becomes another’s treasure and at the Venus Bay Community Centre’s op shop, that treasure also becomes money in the bank. The op shop raises funds to pay for day to day costs, enabling the Venus Bay and Tarwin Lower communities to have a meeting place and activities in a remote part of South Gippsland. Clothes, toys, books and the like are housed within

the centre, while a new shed outside has allowed the op shop to sell larger items such as furniture and electrical goods. The centre recently received a $3000 Federal Government grant towards shed shelving, a trolley, a digital camera, lock up cupboard and gardening equipment. “Our volunteers give us a huge amount of time,” centre coordinator Alyson Skinner said. The op shop is open 10am-2pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Helping hands: Venus Bay Community Centre op shop volunteers Annette Pribanic and Bruce Jarrett with books in hand.

Check it out: Mirboo North Primary School student Nathan shows off some of the school’s recent fundraising artwork.

Monkey art raises more than peanuts MIRBOO North Primary School students were judged “most creative and inspiring” after a fundraising art exhibition aimed at saving Sumatra’s orang-utans. Principal Wendy Inman said the school’s interest in orang-utans was first sparked by music teacher Sarah Linton, who has been to Borneo and worked with the endangered species. “An opportunity came through the Zart Art group, headed by artist and zoologist Pamela Conder. She works at the Melbourne Zoo with the orang-utans,” she said. “Zart Art has a program called Art for Orang-utans. What they did was auction artwork the kids did to raise money for the Sumatra Sanctuary, to keep them safe.” The school’s 32 Djembe drummers went down to open the Melbourne Zoo art exhibition. It was a happy day for the students, and even brighter one for the zoo’s resident orangutan Malu, who was celebrating his 10th birthday.

While Malu was entertained by the students’ performances, most of his attention was taken up with his strawberry and

coconut birthday cake. Of the 15 schools who exhibited, Mirboo North’s artwork raised a quarter of the profits - $500.

Logged on: the Venus Bay Community Centre offers free internet access for seniors and also public internet access, bringing the world to the seaside hamlet. Centre coordinator Alyson Skinner (right) and Lorraine Beal discovered some surprises during a recent session.

Acting mayor’s message Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks CONSERVATIVE attitudes are a double edged sword. They support us to think things through carefully and protect our assets and lifestyle.

Happy birthday: the Melbourne Zoo’s star attraction Malu was impressed with the artwork and the drumming of Mirboo North Primary School’s students.

South Gippsland has been the beneficiary of such caution, but taken to extremes through habitual resistance to change, the negative voices of just a few can sometimes swamp the public arena. This creates perceptions that are not necessarily accurate, nor helpful for progress. I find it pays to question matters of interest for oneself and not just accept the loudest opinions, whether it’s in families, neighbourhoods, community groups, or issues with council. Councillors and officers are willing to clarify concerns to the best of their ability and can easily be contacted. There are great rewards in serving on council but it can be frustrating when new initiatives are obscured by opinions that are not always well informed, or take information out of context. It’s a fact of life that we have learned to live with and a case in point is the current concern of a few regarding council’s soon to be resumed management of the Yanakie and Long Jetty Caravan Parks. From our conversations with the East Gippsland Shire Council and other councils which have successfully operated their caravan parks for many years (Mallacoota Caravan Park for example has more than 1000

camping sites) it is highly likely we will be turning a surplus of approximately $500,000 pa by year three. Facilities will be upgraded, serious non-compliance issues will have been addressed, and greater access for visitors to the region will deliver economic flow-on to the Corner Inlet communities. Wages may seem high, but these are independently confirmed industry rates for appropriately skilled officers who can drive the changes required to make these parks vibrant tourism facilities for the region. The extra income generated can then be off-set against our budgets for managing Crown land reserves and other Crown land projects. This will help alleviate some of the burden on our ratepayers, a mandate we have been given ‘loud and clear’ by the community. The community is asking us to do something different and we are, so please clarify concerns with informed sources and allow the space for this and other initiatives to find their level of viability and worth before dismissing the possibilities. A report on the impending caravan park management will be discussed at the August council meeting on Wednesday, August 28 and all are welcome to attend to better understand the benefits and considerations of the project. Alternatively, the report can be viewed in the August agenda papers on our website,www.southgippsland.vic. Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks, acting mayor.

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A helping hand By Matt Dunn THE Mirboo North and District Community Foundation will ease the burden of cash-strapped students with a series of education grants. The foundation was given $200,000 by the former Mirboo North Support Co-operative to help the cause. Chair Kate Buxton said the Mirboo North and District Educational Fund would help young and mature aged students alike toward the first year expenses of “post compulsory education”. “This support fund is not just directed at young adults. It is also open to mature students. And that’s a really important aspect of it,” she said. Ms Buxton said funding – expected to be between $4000 and $7000 per student – was for “anything post secondary, including TAFE and other vocational educational pursuits”. “One of the barriers facing rural students – even though we’re incredibly lucky where we live and to have fantastic educational facilities – is that there are some forms of further education where you have to go to Melbourne, further afield in Victoria or even interstate,” she said. “Obviously the financial barriers that face people travelling

and setting up in those locations are really quite significant. If you’re not lucky enough to get into halls or residences, where you’re paying slightly subsidised accommodation costs, you really are looking at significant amounts of money. “If you then move beyond that, into the actual costs of fees, textbooks and feeding yourself, you’re

talking about frighteningly high amounts of money. One of the drivers for the grants was to recognise that as an issue, with the goal of working to lessen that burden in a significant way.” Ms Buxton said the money given by the co-operative had been invested for perpetuity and the funding would be ongoing.

Yum, yum: young Jack Birkett of Leongatha (front) tucks into a party pie courtesy of Thorton’s Bakery in Leongatha on Friday, to celebrate the grand opening of the new look store. Joining the festivities were, from left, Paulina Handley and son Max Wilkinson of Leongatha, Petey Pie (Sally Hoy) and bakery staff Kate Trotto and Emma Wilson (with pies).

Making final days special THE last stage of one’s life is a time for them and their families to be together, and that is the philosophy recognised by Mirboo North Aged Care. Funding chance: Mirboo North and District Community Foundation chair Kate Buxton.

The service has created a special room for residents who are terminally ill, a

place where families can have ultimate privacy in a warm and comfortable environment. The room is big enough to accommodate larger families and the service has fundraised to buy a comfortable fold down bed if loved ones wish to stay the night.

There are tea and coffee facilities, a fully stocked bar fridge, a direct phone for the nurse in charge, large flat screen television and a playful view of the kinder garden. Some of the therapies to be provided to residents in the room are: soothing aromatherapy techniques

Deputy mayor’s message Cr Neil Rankine IN the coming weeks, you may notice contractors out and about changing street lights across Bass Coast. A total of 2611 bulbs will be replaced across the shire over the next three years, but they won’t be your ordinary bulbs. As part of council’s Sustainable Street light project, each of the existing 80-watt mercury vapour lights will be replaced with T5 flourescent bulbs, which are 60 per cent more energy efficient. Not only will these new lights increase lighting quality, but pollution wise will be the equivalent of taking around 200 cars off our roads every year. Even better, around 98 per cent of the old lights that will be taken down will be recycled. With the project costing council around $337,000 after a Federal Government grant, energy efficient street lights will actually save council money in the long run, with our electricity bills expected to decrease by about $100,000 per year. Residents won’t have to worry about major disruptions in their streets either; each light takes less than five minutes to replace, so traffic shouldn’t be held up for too long at all. Cars can also remain parked on the street during installation. On that note, I just wanted to remind everyone to be safe on our roads, especially with the wet weather we’ve been experiencing lately. We’ve also got some big events, such as Tough Mudder and the MotoGP, coming up in the next few months and as the roads become busier, it’s up to all motorists to be patient and drive to the conditions. Cr Neil Rankine, deputy mayor.

Fitting facility: administration officer Amanda Jones and clinical care coordinator Linda Hillman inspect the palliative care room at Mirboo North Aged Care.

Sun shines on Island MotoGP PHILLIP Island’s Australian MotoGP has again selected the You Are My Sunshine Foundation as the official charity for the 2013 event on October 18 to 20. You Are My Sunshine Foundation is a not for profit organisation raising funds for research to find a cure for neuroblastoma, a deadly cancer affecting children below the age of five. The organisation was founded in 2009 by Phillip Island resident Jude Donahoo after her young granddaughter Kahlilla lost her battle with neuroblastoma after almost 1000 days of treatment.

Motorcycle buff and Offspring actor Matt Le Nevez has recently thrown his support behind the charity by signing up to be an ambassador. “I will be down at the grand prix with a tin doing everything I can to help. If I can do something for one kid, for one day, it means my whole career has been worth it,” said Le Nevez. Australian Grand Prix Corporation chief executive officer Andrew Westacott is thrilled to again be supporting this charity especially because it was established on Phillip Island. “It’s so important for us to use the global exposure the event attracts to this region to drive awareness for important causes like this. Over $100,000 was raised for You Are My

Sunshine at the 2012 event, the largest amount of money raised by an official charity at the MotoGP,” he said. Ms Donahoo is overwhelmed by the ongoing support of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and is delighted to be involved with the 2013 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. “The money raised from the 2012 MotoGP was able to fund close to a year of research into finding a cure for neuroblastoma so having the chance to do it all again is truly heart-warming,” she said. People wanting to learn more about You Are My Sunshine Foundation and to donate can go to

such as camomile hand massages, lavender essential oil burners, a digital photo album to provide relaxing music whilst loved ones reminisce at the bedside and dimming lights for a calming atmosphere. Residents’ families also have complimentary refreshments throughout the process. Hot meals are made from the service’s own kitchen, and fresh fruit platters, delectable nibbles and homemade biscuits are bought into the room daily. “We want to ensure our residents and their loved ones have the upmost comfort,” the service’s Amanda Jones said. “Our latest edition to the room is a beautiful wall mural of a tree with birds gently flying away. It’s a great focus point in the room. It makes it light, airy and quite beautiful to look at. “We haven’t quite finished the room. There are still some things we can do to enhance the atmosphere, but it’s such a lovely way to be with your family and friends during those final stages of life.”

Shape Tarwin reserve’s future THE future of the Tarwin Lower Recreation Reserve will be shape by a new master plan. The reserve committee of management wants to hear from the community. The plan is being developed by local consultants Hands on Community Solutions. Hands on principal consultant Michelle Harris said the master plan would review existing facilities and consider future opportunities for infrastructure development

at the reserve over the next five to 10 years. “The recreation reserve in Tarwin Lower services a large geographic area and it is important to consider the broader community needs,” Ms Harris said. “This project gives the local user groups as well as the general community the chance to share any ideas it may have for the development of the reserve, which considers future opportunities as well as the current issues.” The master plan will look at ways to increase participation in the sports

played at the reserve and how the facilities might be used for new activities or events to ensure the area is well used throughout the year. Extensive consultation will take place with individual community and sporting groups over the coming months. Ms Harris is interested to hear from community members directly. She can be contacted at any stage throughout the project on 0458 145 596 or email handsonsm1@bigpond. com.

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Young volunteers rewarded SOUTH Gippsland Specialist School is one of five schools in South Gippsland to share in more than $40,000 from the Victorian Government to plan and undertake volunteering projects. Welfare coordinator at the specialist school Michelle Ward said the Advance funding was wonderful. “It allows the school to spend money on equipment or travel, things we don’t allow for in our school budget for our Awards Victoria program,” she said. “Through this program, students complete the Compass Award which is for students 10 to 14 years old and a lot of our students go along to do the Bridge Award, which is for people with disabilities. “They can also complete the bronze silver or gold Duke of Edinburgh award.” There are a number of different components to these awards, including the citizenship aspect which

involves volunteering, the recreational sport component, a skill which can’t be a sport and the exploration or an adventurous journey aspect. “We have goals for the students who are completing the program and this funding allows them to accomplish those things,” Ms Ward said. “Some of our students volunteer with Meals on Wheels, Coal Creek or with Landcare planting trees. There is a range of things they can do to contribute to the community. “This year for their adventurous journey, a group of students went to Mount Baw Baw which for some was their first experience of snow.” Ms Ward said the school has been fortunate enough to receive funding each year it has applied. “We have a high level of participation from our most disabled students to our students doing VCAL and who will work and live independently,” she said. Deputy Premier and Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan said the funding

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tions through this program is invaluable and something they should be proud of. “I congratulate them and their schools on their involvement in this worth-

while program.” Schools in South Gippsland to receive Advance funding include South Gippsland Secondary College, South

Gippsland Specialist School, Mirboo North Secondary College, Korumburra Secondary College and Leongatha Secondary College.

Fun filled: South Gippsland Specialist School students from left, William Smith, Maddie Thompson, Matthew Sturk and Daniel Anderson are involved in the school’s awards program.

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Big things grow By Jacob de Kunder IT all started with minimising food miles and has grown to a system that feeds the region. The Grow Lightly vegetable bag system has exploded after the past few years with more than 120 families receiving local produce through the system. Grow Lightly aims to provide South Gippsland households with fresh, organic and local produce according to program organiser Meredith Freeman. “We are aiming to extend the range of what people grow down here and letting people know the extent of what can be grown down here,” she said. Meredith, her husband Gil and a team of volunteers grow, pack and deliver produce to households all over South Gippsland. “We pack the boxes in Coal Creek’s Sustainability Centre on a Sunday morning,” Gil said. “We have six to eight volunteers working in there and the food is distributed by other volunteers. “We have people in Ellinbank, Inverloch, Wonthaggi, Loch, Fish Creek, Leongatha, Korumburra and Foster and they all work on a roster system picking up the bags for their areas at different times.” All the food provided by Grow Lightly is organic and locally grown. “We don’t grow everything ourselves here obviously and we have about 50 local growers who help us out,” Meredith said. “Twenty or so supply us regularly and

most of these people are small to medium growers. “It’s quite hard to get vegetables from the larger growers and the smaller growers are good because some people don’t have an outlet for their surplus produce at all. “We also insist it is all grown organically. It’s not all certified organic because that is too hard for people to attain but we have a charter.” This charter ensures the food produced is of a high nutritional value and that synthetic fertilisers, herbicide or pesticides are not used in the food production. The charter also encourages the use of renewable resources as much as possible and aims to keep the process as local as possible. Gil said the Grow Lightly system started as a small operation for family and friends. “Our system started in the boot of the car and money in a biscuit tin,” he said. “As it got bigger in Melbourne we ended up with eight to 10 bags.” The couple decided to then cut their ties with the city and keep it in South Gippsland. You may see Gil and Meredith at various farmers markets in the area. “The markets we do, especially the Coal Creek Farmers Market, give us an opportunity to meet people who want boxes and also producers who have produce to supply,” Meredith said. If you are interested in being involved in the project, either through supplying produce, volunteering to pack and distribute or to order a box contact Meredith and Gil via email at or on 5659 8238.

Senior’s committee: Korumburra Senior Citizen’s president Joy Anderson, front, with new committee including Marg Issel (treasurer), Marian Humphrey, Gwen Damon, Joy Williams (secretary), Beverly Bell, Mary Field, Margret Jones, Eunice Wilkinson, Val Rudd and Allan Anderson.

Anderson holds top job THE Korumburra Senior Citizen’s held its 52nd annual general meeting on Wednesday with Joy Anderson remaining as president. Mrs Anderson has been president since 2010. Life of the party and much loved member Marian Humphrey gained a life membership at the meeting, much to her shock. Charlie Hrabal handed the treasury reigns over to Marg Issell while Joy Williams took over the role of secretary. Committee members for 2013-14 include Marian Humphrey, Gwen Damon, Beverly Bell, Barry O’Loughlin, Mary Field, Allan Anderson Val Rudd, Margret Jones and Eunice Wilkinson. The group farewelled outgoing members Charlie and Fay Hrabal.

Thanks for that: outgoing members Fay and Charlie Hrabal flank new life member Marian Humphrey.

Newhaven soccer stars NEWHAVEN College’s junior boys’ soccer team was runner up in the recent Gippsland Regional Independent Schools Championships. Great team: Gil and Meredith Freeman are at the forefront of the Grow Lightly vegetable bags.

Keeping an eye on algae TRADITIONALLY undervalued as a mud and mangrove coastline, Corner Inlet’s unique environmental features are now recognised as assets worth protecting. Water of high quality has always been central to the health of the Corner Inlet catchment and to the condition of inlet’s diverse ecosystems. Changes in the delicate balance of these ecosystems can bring about cause for monitoring and investigation. Melbourne University, the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (WGCMA) and the local commercial fishing industry have been working together to investigate algal blooms in Corner Inlet. Local fishers contacted Melbourne University to report a bloom earlier in the year, which had appeared after a week of still warm weather and following the dry conditions that persisted through late summer. The bloom lasted from late March well into May. Melbourne University’s John Ford and Michelle Dickson from the WGCMA spent time inspecting the bloom with local fisherman Gary Cripps. Samples of the algae were taken for identification by Melbourne University and a map of the infestation has been de-

veloped. “Slub is reasonably common in the autumn months with a number of those involved in the local fishing fleet remembering it back as far as 50 years,” Ms Dickson said. “However, the presence of green algae in midsummer and slub in the spring period is concerning.” Both types of algae attach to seagrass growing in Corner Inlet, though the slub appears to be common over sand areas as well. This clogs up the nets that the fishers use, making it impossible to fish in areas where it is present. The algae have a direct impact on seagrass condition by smothering it and limiting the penetration of light that is vital for growth and reproduction. “This season appears to be a particularly bad one for algal blooms,” Mr Ford said. “The concern is if we have consecutive years with all three outbreaks, seagrass are starved of light and we may lose important beds.” The seagrass is important habitat for marine organisms, particularly juvenile and newly hatched fish. With an extensive network of roots, seagrass meadows also play a role in stabilising mudflats and sediment within the wetland system.

The side won through at divisional level to reach this competition and missed out on moving through to the state finals by just a whisker. The boys played brilliantly and even though they won or drew all of their matches, St Pauls College also won its first three matches by greater margins and was announced as the winner for the day.

Scores were: round one: Newhaven College (2) d Trafalgar College (1) with Declan Chisholm scoring both goals. Round two: Newhaven College (2) d Wellington College (0) with Oscar van der Zwet and Declan Chisholm kicking one goal each. Round three: Newhaven College (1) d East Gippsland College (0) with Oscar van der Zwet scoring the winning goal. Round four was a bye and the boys finished the day with a 1-1 draw in Round 5 against St Pauls College with Declan Chisholm scoring again, taking his tally for the day to an outstand-

ing four goals. Year 5 teacher Kate Raynor said, “Absolutely everyone played so well. “Oscar and Angus van der Zwet were outstanding, Declan Chisholm was truly amazing, Alex McMahon was reliable, dependable and always in the right position, and Finn Homer put his heart and soul into every game. “Although the boys missed out on going through to the state championships, they did not lose a match and we are very proud of their efforts against some fierce competition.”

Winners: Newhaven College’s junior boys’ soccer team won the Gippsland Regional Independent Schools runners up flag. Back, from left: Angus Bradford, Angus van der Zwet, Cooper-Charlie Corbett, Alexander McMahon. Middle: Seth Ringrose, Callum Chisholm, Darcy Keating, Xander Broadbear, Oscar van der Zwet, Luke Ward, Patrick Ryan, Benjamin Beischer, Nicholas Mehes, Flynn McMahon. Front: Finn Homer, Declan Chisholm.

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Learning to learn on the roads By Jacob de Kunder THE day I got my driving licence I could not wipe the smile of my face. I drove about six hours straight and couldn’t get over my new found sense of freedom. The 24 months I held that little plastic Learners Permit before that day was, however, some of the most important driving I would ever do. Effective learner driving is necessary to create safe drivers on our roads but it’s not always easy with white knuckled parents and under confident teenagers. Robert Bowering from Coastal Driving School on Phillip Island said new drivers need to take things slow. “The learner needs to get familiar with the car before they even turn the key,” he said. “Correct position in relation to pedals and wheels is vitally important. “You have to be able to see all the dials and mirrors correctly and before the student drives off, they should know all the controls.” Putting a student into a car with a nervous parent straight away is a bad choice. “A lot of the really new drivers I get are because mums and dads don’t want to go out on the road,” Mr Bowering said. “And if there is that much anxiety on behalf of the supervisor, it’s going to be translated over to the student and then you’ve really got a bit of a recipe for a problem and arguments, and that can put a new driver off. “Once the student is confident on the road with a driving instructor they will be ready to jump in the car with Mum or Dad.” It is recommended new drivers start driving in low traffic areas like industrial estates on weekends or empty housing estates. That will then open up the opportunity to extend on to residential streets and roads, and eventually highways and freeways. Leongatha Driving School’s Greg Goss agreed new drivers should ease into the world of driving but first make a big deci-

sion. “First of all they have got to decide whether they want to learn automatic or manual,” he said. “This depends what their parents’ car is because it’s no use going manual if they haven’t got anything to practice in.” The Australian Automobile Association’s key2drive program is another great way to start the driving journey. This allows the parents and driver a free lesson with an accredited driving instructor in their local area. “It’s a good opportunity for the parents to see how the instructors teach and also brings back a few memories,” Mr Goss said. “This teaches them right from the start the right ways.” When taking the driving test, Mr Goss said concentration and observation was the key, just like in day to day driving. “We want to be checking three things: our three mirrors, we want to be checking our speed and we want to be checking the signs,” he said. “They all paint the picture for you but most of the kids get in there and they go into zombie mode and go straight ahead. They’re concentrating so hard they forget their three mirrors and forget their speed and the signs.” Once the big test day has come and gone, and you have your red P plates displayed proudly on your windshield, the learning isn’t over. You will come across situations you haven’t before while learning, but you will hopefully have the skills to avoid dangers and drive safely. “They have to still go back to their learning and remember the things that got them there,” Mr Goss said. “They can’t go and say ‘I can go flat out now, I can do what I want’ because that’s not the case. You have to respect other road users.”

Here to help: Greg Goss from Leongatha Driving School is a participant in the Australian Government’s keys2drive program for new drivers.

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Fifth chance at life

By Jacob de Kunder

A HEART attack is a life changing thing. That is something you don’t need to tell Korumburra’s Bill Chivers twice, or four times in fact. The 70 year old continues to surprise his doctors after suffering four heart attacks in his life. “I had my own butchery in Black Rock when I had my first heart attack when I was 37,” Mr Chivers said. “I worked elsewhere for four years after that and then when I was 42 I had a major heart attack. “They actually they took me to Dandenong and had to put the paddles on me to get me going again.” This triggered the need for a quadruple bypass operation. Mr Chivers was not going to let that keep him down. “The doctor asked me what I wanted to do,” he said. “I was only 42. I said ‘I want to go back to work and play cricket the next year’. I ended up doing both. “I went on light duties at work and played cricket for the next seven or eight years.” At 52, Mr Chivers suffered another two heart attacks. “Then they put a stint in after that,” he said. “Then I have had a defibrillator put in about three years ago. It’s a part they put in your chest and if the heart stops working it belts me. Hasn’t had to yet, touch wood.” These experiences have led Mr Chivers and his wife Lorraine to join a heart attack support group known as Heart Support. “We joined and we find it marvellous,” he said. “Before then there was no support group available after

you’ve had a heart attack. “It’s not just people who have had heart attacks but their partners as well, so they can all share experiences and the journeys they take together.” Mr Chivers has been president of Heart Support in Korumburra for the past six years. The group raises funds for the services that have saved their lives. “We also do a lot of fundraising for the hospital, ambulance and helimed,” Mr Chivers said. “In the last 10 years we’ve probably paid out about $35,000.” This comes as Australia’s leading cardiac research centre, Baker IDI, has uncovered the alarming realities affecting up to 55,000 heart attack survivors each year. The research uncovers that around one in four heart attack survivors will go on to have a second heart attack or require medical intervention. To help combat the nation’s growing repeat heart attack burden and address gaps in continued care, Baker IDI, Heart Support-Australia and the Heart Foundation are calling for more effective secondary prevention and ongoing support programs for heart attack survivors. Anyone looking to join the Heart Support group in Korumburra can do so through the Korumburra District Hospital.

Heart support: Bill and Lorraine Chivers at their house in Korumburra. Bill has survived four heart attacks since the age of 37.



Samosas are probably the Indian equivalent to Australian sausage rolls, but, to my mind, a lot more exciting to eat. They are often handed around at catered functions, a sort of dreadful snack. If you have had them in such a setting, do not be put off because the real deal is scrumptious. I have to admit I have used leftover roast lamb as the meat – a great way to use leftovers and give excellent flavor. These can also be done with a potato filling – similar recipe but with potatoes.

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Prison, hospital insight: from left, Sam Nicita, guest speaker Reverend Heather McDougall-Toms, Max Toms and Alex Clark at the July service.

Beyond the church REVEREND Heather McDougall-Toms, prison and hospital chaplain from Rosedale, shared her experience at the Pleasant Sunday Afternoon at Scots Pioneer Church at Mardan South recently. Rev Heather is passionate about her calling to caring for the outcasts of society and the sick. She pointed out many people in the prisons were greatly disadvantaged through no fault of their own, having no role models in their early life, and a large percentage were illiterate. A busy wife, mother and grandmother, she is currently serving on the board of Life FM Christian Radio and the Rosedale Neighbourhood House. She is also part of the

Anam Cara Community within the Anglican Diocese of Gippsland. The scripture text selected for the theme was ably read by Alex Clark from Hazelwood North.

The attendants gave thanks for the life of Tony Winkelman, a great support of the Pleasant Sunday Afteroons. Tony produced the programs and the regular newspaper reports. A short

eulogy was given for Tony by Rev Arthur Stamp. At the next monthy Pleasant Sunday Afternoon on August 25, Pastor David Gray, from the Philippines Relief Program, will speak

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about the acceptance of God. Yes, I am Willing is the title of his address. Afternoon tea will be served. Everyone is most welcome at this ecumenical event.

PASTRY: 1 ½ cups plain flour pinch of salt 1 tablespoon oil ½ cup warm water Using a food processor or by hand, mix the dough and knead for several minutes. FILLING 1 tablespoon oil (or ghee) 2 medium onions, finely chopped 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger 1 teaspoon each ground coriander, cumin and turmeric 250 gm minced lamb (or leftover roast lamb) 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar ½ cup hot water 1 teaspoon garam masala 2 tablespoons chopped coriander or mint, fresh oil for frying Sauté the onion and ginger in the oil/ghee, over a low heat, with a pinch of salt, for a few minutes or until aromatic. Add the spices and garam masala, and sauté gently until aromatic. Add the meat and sauté until slightly browned. Add the lemon juice and water, cover and cook until tender and all the liquid is absorbed. Cool. Add the coriander/mint. Take small circles of the dough and roll on a floured surface to create thin circles the size of a saucer. Place a spoonful of the filling on one side, and with a little water on your finger, moisten the other side, then bring it over to enclose the filling, pressing the edges firmly together to form a little crescent shape. When they are all made, heat some oil in a wok and deep fry in hot oil, turning once, until golden brown and puffed. Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot with chutney.

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Heart Foundation impressed THE Living Healthy in Bass Coast project received the praise of the Heart Foundation after a visit from project officer Tara Henderson recently.

Healthy bunch: leading the way to health in Bass Coast are, from left, Bass Coast Shire Councillor Brad Drew, council’s healthy communities project administration officer Alyce Cuman, Cr Neil Rankine, Sea Salt Walkers organiser Elly Carter, Heart Foundation project officer Tara Henderson and council’s community strengthening manager Antoinette Mitchell.

Keen to see the success of the project, Ms Henderson was joined by councillors Bradley Drew and Neil Rankine, along with council’s community strengthening manager Antoinette Mitchell for a sunny morning walk with the Sea Salt Walkers in Cape Paterson. Ms Henderson then visited the innovative Wonthaggi Medical Centre walking program, which offers patients and local residents the opportunity to participate in walking groups led by their practice’s own staff each week. “Bass Coast has done a wonderful job with the implementation of Heart Foundation Walking,” Ms Henderson said. “It’s great to see different community groups achieving their daily physical activity levels by participating in Heart Foundation Walking, and also meeting new faces in their community along the way. “Walkers tell us they join Heart Foundation Walking Groups for health reasons

but stay for the social reasons!” Ms Mitchell said the Living Healthy in Bass Coast project started the Cape Paterson walking group in partnership with the Sea Salt Cafe as a way of getting the community involved in exercise. “In turn, we found a vibrant community with willing leaders to expand the project and make the walking project an important part of the township,” Ms Mitchell said. “At the Wonthaggi Medical Centre, Gayle Bloch is leading the way with her team of walk organisers who lead twice a week walking programs along the walking paths of Wonthaggi. “With over 40 walkers registered, this program provides a safe and supported environment for people to walk with others, regardless of age or ability.” There are a range of new walking groups now up and walking across Bass Coast Shire. Sign up to one of them today or enquire about how to start your own with our support. Visit the website http:// or call the team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) for more information.

Milpara Community House news DUE to popular demand the Improve Your Sewing Skills classes will run this term from Tuesday, August 20 until Tuesday, September 3. If learning new skills and improving your current sewing skills is something of interest to you, call us now as we may be able to run a second class if we have the numbers. The session Understanding Teenage Girls presented by psychologist Terry Guilford this week was informative and helpful for parents working through this emotional time with their daughters, granddaughters, nieces, and students. The second of these sessions Understanding Teenage Boys will be held Tuesday, August 20 and if you would like to attend this session we need to hear from you now. An enormous thank you to the members of the Koringal Women’s Service Club for their valuable assistance in keeping our supply of ‘home cooked’ meals stocked up for the Emergency Foodbank. Thank you also to our local bakery for providing the house with bread supplies, and customers and community members who donated food supplies to the Bendigo Bank Food Drive. This month we have

provided over 86 bags of groceries, most including milk, bread, tea, tinned meals, rice and pasta. Items we rarely have to offer are soap, shampoo and conditioner. Do you collect samples? Are you storing these – just in case? Would you like to de-clutter a little? If you are looking to dispose of your excess supplies, please bag these items up and drop them into the house. They won’t be wasted. Take Control of your Tax: What you need to know to meet your tax obligations but were afraid to ask. This information session is being presented by field officer Lynette Hume of the Australian Taxation Office and she will be at Milpara Community House on Wednesday, August 21 to provide important information that may help you with your business, NFP organisation or club. This is a chance for you to ask the questions and get some relevant answers.

INDI Grace Jackson was born at Bass Coast Regional Health, Wonthaggi on July 31 to Julie and Justin Jackson of Inverloch.

AUSTIN Gilbert Dunstan was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on August 1 to Adele Milnes and Benjamin Dunstan of South Dudley.

For information about any of the offered classes or courses at Milpara, please call Sandra, Leisa or Jenni on 5655 2524, or call into the house, 21 Shellcott’s Road, Korumburra.

From pages past Historical snippets from The Star 30 years ago, August 23, 1983. LEONGATHA Technical School relief teacher John Sloan has turned down an offer to be part of Australia’s team in the America’s Cup sailing contest. But with a mortgage and car payments to meet, teaching offered better financial security to the experienced ocean racer, as competing with the national side would require 12 months’ commitment.

10 years ago, August 19, 1993. LEONGATHA footballer Jarryd Roughead has been chosen in the All Australian side after standout performances with the Victorian country

team in the under 16 national championships. He now plays for AFL club Hawthorn.

INDIE May Hulls is the first daughter for Michael and Sarah of Leongatha South. She was born at Bass Coast Regional Health, Wonthaggi on July 26.

Five years ago, August 19, 2008. ROWERS Drew Ginn and Cameron McKenzie-McHarg have won gold and silver medals at the Beijing Olympics. Cameron’s parents live in Leongatha and Drew’s parents at Inverloch.

One year ago, August 21, 2012. KONGWAK pilot Don Brown survived a helicopter crash above his home town, landing safely after his aircraft sustained mechanical problems 500 feet above the ground.

CAITLIN Gillian Dakin was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on July 31 to Megan and Sam Dakin of Kilcunda. Caitlin’s brother Joseph is watching over her from heaven.

SKYE Louise Coulter was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on July 31 to Kirsty Marks and Nicholas Coulter of Wonthaggi.

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Famous choir on way Tickets are selling fast for this unique performance which will reach its climax with a stirring combined performance of Joe Chamber’s Wonthaggi Mine Whistle Song. Welsh choirs were born out of mining towns so its visit holds special significance both for the choir and the folk of Wonthaggi. The Australian Welsh Male choir fills venues wherever it goes and is acclaimed nationally as well as having performed internationally. Last year the choir conducted a tour (March/April 2012) of England and Wales, the highlight of which was singing at the 1000 Voice Festival in Manchester. The repertoire includes something for everyone with a wide variety of music from much loved traditional Welsh songs to toe-tapping popular music. The director is Anne Credlin and the accompanist is Tom Buchanan. In Wonthaggi, they will be ably supported by the Vivace Singers who first got together in 2009 to provide an afternoon of singing and entertainment in a local retirement village.

Members of the group come from Phillip Island, San Remo, Anderson and Glen Alvie. Musical director Ross Fairhurst broached with the group the idea of becoming an a cappella ensemble. Among their performances have been Carols by the Bay, evenings at the Phillip Island Winery and entertaining the older folk in nursing homes. Vivace Singers will be joined on stage by Golden Guitar nominee Tim O’Brien for a special arrangement of a cappella version of a song based on words written in 537BC. Music from the 1300s to the current era, in six languages, is covered in the Vivace Singers’ repertoire. This concert with the Australian Welsh Male Choir and Vivace is a benefit concert to support the Pastoral Care Program in Bass Coast Regional Health, carried out by trained volunteers. Local churches provide volunteers and help finance this important program which provides essential pastoral care for patients in hospital and aged acre facilities in Wonthaggi and San Remo. Tickets are available through the churches and from the Wonthaggi Anglican Church office, corner McBride Avenue and Hagelthorn Street (opposite Bass Coast Shire). Telephone 5672 4590. Adult tickets are $25, concession is $20, and children accompanying adults are just $5.

First class: the Australian Welsh Male Choir will enliven the Wonthaggi stage this Saturday.

Nothing like creating THEY love showcasing art and making it too. The volunteers of Meeniyan Art Gallery are staging their own exhibition from August 23 to September 27, with the official opening this Sunday, August 25 from 2-4pm. Anne Pinkstone presents photography, Pat Dale basketry and acrylic paintings, and Lindsay Moore will exhibit wood furniture. Come and see charcoal and gouache by Pat Dempsey, prints by Susan Hall, painting by Marie Werrett, wood sculptures by Helen McInnes, acrylic paintings and lino print by Rachel Abicare, paintings by Pauline John

and Chezz Bradshaw, and works by Jane Barr, Jenny Longley and Mary Crosthwaite. Leslie Monahan will showcase metal sculpture

and June Metcalf paintings. The gallery would not function without volunteers and more are always welcome.

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Tickets are available at the Wonthaggi Anglican Church office, Cnr. McBride Avenue and Hagelthorn St or by calling 56724590. Tickets will also available at the door (if not sold out). Ticket Prices: Adults: $25, Concession:$20, Children under 16 (with an adult): $5 Proceeds to aid Hospital Pastoral Care Programme. Organized by the Wonthaggi/Inverloch Inter-church Council


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Way around it: Damian Murphy advocates the benefits of a Canadian scheme to helping young farmers. world on his Nuffield scholarship, he holds grave concerns for the future of Australian agriculture without a viable entry system for young people. “I think what you’re going to find, and what I found through my research in the EU, is they’ve got such an old ag population that it’s really going to hinder them in the next 10-15 years if it’s not hampering them now,” Damian said. “We’re in the same situation. Something is going to have to happen with young farmers coming through in the next 10-15 years or we’re going to end up with a very old farmer population. The Geoffrey Gardiner Dairy

Foundation supported Damian’s scholarship. Nuffield Australia is an organisation which provides opportunities to Australian farmers between the ages of 28 and 40 to travel the globe investigating a research topic important to them and Australian agriculture. Recipients of the 2014 Nuffield Scholarships will be announced in Perth at the national conference on September 19. To keep up to date with the very latest from Nuffield, connect at, on twitter @nuffieldaust or on Nuffield Australia’s Facebook page.



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Dairy farmer Damian Murphy from Dumbalk North believes that thanks to a Nuffield scholarship, he may have found the solution. “I’ve seen people come into the industry and they’ve just found it so hard to get finance for things that would allow them to grow their asset and progress in the industry. It is becoming a real hurdle, and almost exclusive,” he said. “It was almost a case of you could only get a start and continue in agriculture if you had the family farm or the family connection to keep on going through and I’d like to see that change.” Damian set off on his scholarship in 2012 to investigate what young farmer finance schemes exist around the world, particularly in places where land is more tightly held than in Australia. “That’s one of the key things we had to look at – if we don’t have that manoeuvrability, how do young people keep on coming through?” he said. “They might start on a share and progress through onto a lease and maybe a marginal farm or something like that. In places like Ireland and France they don’t have that option, whereas in Australia we’re lucky we still have that option.” Perhaps surprisingly Damian found in France that unlike Australia, a significant percentage of farmers previously did not have a connection to the farm - in other words they were start-up farmers. “They do have a very different system to us, and yeah a lot of money flows in from the EU. When I sat down with the French young farmer group and asked them, the answer was 30 per cent

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Heifers top trade sale THERE were approximately 700 steers and bullocks which contained some excellent quality for a winter yarding, 500 cows and 250 young cattle penned.


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manufacturing steers slipped 2c/kg. A typical winter yarding of cows sold 1c to 6c dearer, with the leaner grades of heavy weights averaging 315c carcass weight to a top of 334c/kg. A larger and better offering of heavy weight bulls saw demand from processors strengthen, with prices lifting 9c to 12c/kg. Trade steers sold firm from 200c to 205c, with the secondary lines from 175c to 199c/kg. The heifer portion made between 170c and 202c lifting 6c/ kg in the heavy weight category. C muscle grown steers sold between 199c and 204c lifting 2c, with the secondary D muscle lines between 185c and 196c slipping 2c/kg. Bullocks made from 187c to 200c lifting 1c to 3c/kg. Most grown heifers sold from

154c to 178c/kg. Friesian manufacturing steers made between 157c and 170c slipping 2c/kg. Heavy weight crossbred manufacturing steers sold firm between 168c and 189c/kg. Light weight dairy cows made from 108c to 139c lifting 2c/kg. Heavy weight dairy cows sold from 125c to 157c lifting 1c to 3c/kg. Light weight beef cows made between 115c and 140c lifting 3c/kg. Heavy weight beef cows sold between 126c and 164c lifting 4c to 6c/kg. Heavy weight C and B muscle bulls made from 152c to 169c after a top of 182c lifting 9c to 10c, with the dairy lines from 136c to 158c lifting 12c/kg. The next sale draw - August 21 & 22: 1. Landmark, 2. Rodwells, 3. Elders, 4. SEJ, 5. Alex Scott, 6. David Phelan.

Wednesday, August 14 BULLOCKS 6 C.T. Ferguson, Longford 19 O’Loughlin Bros, Meeniyan 12 D.J. & S.A. Bruce, Leongatha 13 B. Woodward, Hazelwood North 13 R.J. & C.M. McGill, Kongwak 12 D.P. & C.M. Brown, Mirboo North STEERS 8 C.T. Ferguson, Longford 4 C. Wilson, Middle Tarwin 2 D. Goodwin, Wulla Wullock 10 Kilbar Nominees, Leongatha 1 R.J. & J.C. Davies, Yarram 3 E.L. & A.M. Deppeler, Yinnar South COWS 1 A. Leiper, Devon North 9 N. Uren, Tarwin Lower 2 Eau De Cale Nom P/L, Glen Forbes 1 R. & P. Davis, Leongatha 1 I.M. & V.I. Wilson, Bena 1 K.H. MacPhail, Hedley HEIFERS 1 H. Enter, Koonwarra 1 P.D. & T. Vidamour, Toora 1 R. & P. Davis, Leongatha 2 C. Wilson, Middle Tarwin 1 F.M. Schellekens, Bass 1 S.R. & M.K. Greaves, Nerrena BULLS 1 P.C., D.E., B.P. & I.M. Gale, Waratah Nth 1 G. & W. Lucas, Hedley 1 K. & F. Whelan, Outtrim 1 H. Enter, Stony Creek 1 Melaleuca Pastoral, Meeniyan 1 K. Trotman, Buffalo

550kg 640kg 590kg 630kg 595kg 703kg

205.0 202.0 202.0 200.2 200.0 200.0

$1129 $1293 $1193 $1260 $1191 $1406

527kg 343kg 507kg 538kg 540kg 540kg

205.0 204.6 203.6 200.0 198.6 198.6

$1081 $703 $1033 $1076 $1072 $1072

530kg 505kg 617kg 640kg 640kg 615kg

164.0 $869 164.0 $829 162.0 $1000 162.0 $1036 162.0 $1036 161.6 $993

340kg 375kg 370kg 307kg 355kg 320kg

205.6 205.0 202.2 195.0 191.6 190.0

$699 $768 $748 $599 $680 $608

1225kg 725kg 670kg 825kg 1035kg 870kg

182.0 169.0 166.2 166.0 165.0 165.0

$2229 $1225 $1113 $1369 $1707 $1435

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Farming Insight

Showing them how it’s done By Sarah Vella EMMA Scott, born and raised on her parent’s dairy farm in Wonthaggi, has been involved in showing dairy cattle and the industry for the past seven years. “Through that I get to travel to most royal shows throughout Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Dairy Week and this year, a New Zealand dairy show too,” she said. “It is a hobby more than anything.” Through industry contacts, Emma has been able to work with some of Australia’s best dairy cattle breeders. “It is all about the commitment I put towards doing what I do. I am passionate and enthusiastic,” she said. “You have got to market yourself the right way, and if you can get recommended


Contact B. Egan 0418 553 011

as a hard worker, then it is through your connections that you find your jobs. “If you have a good reputation, you are more inclined to get jobs with certain breeders. It has probably been in the last five years that I realised I was marketable, and people would like me to work for them.” Emma said being employed to handle cattle at shows is great because she gets paid to spend a week doing something she loves, while catching up with friends. “At the Sydney Royal Easter Show, I worked with Murribrook Holsteins from Moss Vale in New South Wales and I judged up there as well,” she said. “It was a really successful show. We won champions, reserve champions, an honourable mention in the intermediate section, and champion senior Holstein as well. “Winning is a really big hype and you know your hard work for the week and the breeders efforts have been successful. “It all depends on the judge and what they want on the day.” Emma said people can take on different roles when showing cattle. “They hire what the industry calls the sitter. They are responsible for the aesthetics of the cow,” she said. “I help to set the bedding and I am responsible for handling the morning

LANDMARK ALL BREEDS BULL SALE Tuesday August 27, 2013 VLE Koonwarra


Contact Brian McCormack 0407 931 735 Landmark Leongatha 5662 2291 Or your local Landmark Agent





THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013 Starting at 10am

David Phelan & Co. Pty. Ltd.

0429 050 349

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Working and smiling: Emma Scott has found her passion in dairying.

Help a koala in need SOUTH Gippsland landowners have the opportunity to help protect the Strzelecki koala by fencing off or planting native vegetation on their properties. According to Nicole Walsh from the South Gippsland Landcare Network, the Strzelecki koala is important because it is genetically different to other populations of koalas in Victoria. “In the early 1900s, koalas in Victoria were nearly wiped out due to the fur trade,” she said. “Victoria was gradually repopulated by koalas from French Island and Phillip Island but only from a handful of breeding pairs. “As a result there is quite a lot of in breeding amongst these koalas. “The Strzelecki koala is significant as it represents a remnant of the original Victorian population.” Having a broad genetic base is important as it avoids in-breeding, making the species more resilient to climate change and disease. “Unfortunately our koalas are under threat from loss of habitat and attacks by dogs,” Nicole said. Fragmentation of habitat is a serious issue for koala conservation because koalas have a specialised low-energy, low-nutrient diet. This

means koalas have a limited amount of energy available to use travelling between patches of food trees and can be killed by cars as they cross roads. “Much of the koala habitat in South Gippsland is on private land. That’s why we are keen to work with landowners to help protect remnant vegetation, plant more koala friendly species and raise community awareness about this very important population,” Nicole said. The Habitat for Life – Friends of Strzelecki Koala Project is funded by the Victorian Government’s Communities for Nature Program. This is the second year of the project. “Expressions of interest for projects are now open,” Nicole said. “If you have a project you think could be eligible for funding please contact us.” You can call the South Gippsland Landcare Network on 5662 5759 or apply online at “We’re also encouraging the community to get involved with a planting day on September 1 to help plant out some koala habitat,” Nicole said. The Community Planting Day will be held at 2920 Grand Ridge Road, Hallston between 10am and 12pm, followed by a free BBQ lunch. If you would like to attend please contact Nicole Walsh at nicolew@wgcma.vic. for catering purposes.

Valued animal: the Strzelecki koala. Photo: Helga Binder.

Visa changes challenge farmers AUSTRALIAN Dairy Farmers (ADF) has expressed its dismay at the passing of the Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill through Parliament.


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production,” she said. “Stud cattle are bred to bring out desirable traits and because you breed a certain type into them, they should last as long as a commercial cow if not longer.” Emma is currently in her final year of studying architecture and construction management at university. “The long term plan is finishing my study and then find a way to link it with my dairy passion,” she said. “I would like to spend a little bit of time in North America and work with their cows and their facilities and expand my knowledge of the dairy industry. “My overall goal is to specialise in animal housing. It is a growing market it New Zealand to house cows in winter. I would also like to specialise in farm and dairy design. “The hardest thing is working my passion for the dairy industry in with my university schedule.”

By Sarah Vella

ENTRIES INCLUDE: A/C P & D CALAFOIRIES, MIRBOO NORTH 50 Angus mis sex weaners, 9-10 months, Leawood Blood. (RODWELLS). A/C ANGELS RUN, KOONWARRA 30 Angus mix sex weaners, 9-10 months. (RODWELLS) A/C BAROOMA, YARRAM 25 Angus steers, 10-11 months, ‘Woodbourne’ (TAS) blood. (ELDERS). A/C M & K HALL, BUDGEREE 14 Poll Hereford Heifers, 10-11 months, weaned, quiet, by ‘Meikle’ Poll Hereford bull. (LANDMARK). A/C BERRY RIDGE, TRARALGON 14 Hereford mix sex weaners. (LANDMARK) A/C L BROOKES, ‘BASSBY’ LODGE 16 Angus/Friesian x springers, 2 ½ years old. Bucket reared, well grown & extremely quiet, PTIC to stud Limousin bull to commence calving Sept 4 on. (ALEX SCOTT). 5662 4033

chores, milking, making sure they get fed and taking them through the ring.” Emma said every cow had its own traits. “Our job on the halter is to make sure we show off each cow to her best potential. This includes walking her at a pace that shows her off, having her head at a particular height and when standing up, making sure her legs are in a particular place. “There are a lot of bits and pieces that you have to be thinking about all the time, especially ensuring every time the judge is looking at her. The cow must be looking her best.” Breeders who produce cattle for the show ring breed the best type of cow they can. Emma said showing cattle is another form of advertisement for the breeder. “Stud breeders are registered within an association and the cattle are bred on type as well as production, whereas commercial breeders usually only breed for

The bill, passed by the Senate, will place stronger regulations on employers seeking to sponsor skilled migrant workers on subclass 457 visas. ADF president Noel Campbell said this disadvantages dairy farmers who have a genuine need to seek overseas workers due to the lack of available local labour. “At a time when there is a critical shortage of skilled dairy workers, the dairy industry heavily relies on skilled migration to bolster its workforce and help our farmers fill

labour shortages,” he said. Alex Arbuthnot from Agribusiness Gippsland said it is a fairly general comment all farmers have difficulty in getting satisfactory staff. “My son had great difficulty in getting young people in particular to do farm work. There is a huge growth in youth unemployment and in some cases there doesn’t seem to be a strong commitment to work,” he said. “I think regrettably many farmers are having this trouble and many are using people from offshore to fill gaps, and particularly for farmers more remote from major centres.” Mr Arbuthnot said the average employer had difficulty following and understanding the changes and regulations. “The other thing that has to annoy people in business is the paperwork. I hear all the time paperwork and regulation is killing small business,” he said.

Mr Arbuthnot said develop local solutions to fill the skilled worker shortage was challenging. “I know Agribusiness Gippsland has done a couple of submissions to government on skills training and assistance programs, as well just training of people in agriculture,” he said. “I am delighted to hear universities report an increased number of enrolments in the agricultural sector. We are pretty proud of our food production in the Gippsland region. “If we are going to support growth of our food industry, I think there are employment opportunities across the whole sector. “We should certainly approach this issue at a regional level.” Mr Campbell said the current application process is complex and laborious, prolonging the length of on-farm vacancies. “Instead of addressing farmers’

concerns and streamlining the application process, the government’s changes will make an already challenging situation even more complex, placing and even greater workload on farmers and affecting health and wellbeing,” he said. The ADF is working towards increasing workforce participation in the dairy industry, through its partnerships with organisations and programs focused on developing skills and workforce. “The ADF is committed to upskilling the dairy industry’s existing workers and growing our workforce,” Mr Campbell said. “The benefits of initiatives will take time to flow to the workforce, so for the short term, migration programs such as the 457 visa program are vital so farmers can fill labour shortage gaps. “Any restrictions on these programs will only make it harder for farmers to find staff.”

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TOTAL VALUE OF ITEMS PER ADVERT MUST NOT EXCEED $50 SINGLE BED WITH TRUNDLE. Very good condition. $50. Ph. 5662 4810 COMPUTER DESK. Very good condition. $50. Must pick up. Ph. 5662 3266. BINS. For feed or store. $25 each. Ph. 0443 452 686. LEAF BLOWER. Electric. $35. Ph. 0443 452 686. FISH TANK. 3 foot. Holds 122 litres. Good condition. $20. Ph. 5655 1104 CHEST FREEZER. Malley’s Tuckerbox. Good working order. $50. Ph. 0417 623 573. FREEZER. Upright 4 drawer. Lemair. 120L Good working order. $50. Ph. 0417 623 573. TEA TROLLEY. Wooden. Good condition. $40. Ph. 5655 1264. WELDER. Excellent condition. 50 to 230 amp with leads. $50. Ph. 0438 515 155. JIGSAWS. Good quality. from 1000 to 4000 pieces. None over $5. Ph. 0447 624 561. BREAD MAKER. Panasonic SD 200 with book. Good condition. $40. Ph. 0427 343 305. BREVILLE JUICE FOUNTAIN. JE90J with book. Good condition. $40. Ph. 0427 343 305. ROAD BICYCLE. Virage. 18 gears. Had little use. $50. Ph. 5662 3055. CANE COUCH. 2 seater. beige cushions. Reasonable condition. $25. Ph. 0429 139 242. PHONE, FAX, SCANNER. Brother. Model number MFC-640CW. Works well. $30. Ph. 0418 761 734. TROLLEY JACK. Old mechanical. Very heavy duty. $50. Ph. 5662 4565. CARPET. SH Wool loop. 8m x 4m. $50. Ph. 5664 2383 or 0419 387 860. PIG TROUGHS. Cast iron. Two. 800cm (L) x 30cm (W). $50 for both. ph. 5674 5601. ANTIQUE SINK AND PEDESTAL. Pink cast iron. Ph. 5674 5601. DRESSING GOWN. Towelling. Sheridan. Mens. Size XL. Dark grey. Never worn. Ideal Father’s Day gift. $45. ph. 5657 2308. Bena area. WARDROBE DRESSING TABLE. Natural timber. Hanging space, drawers and mirror. Excellent condition. $48. ph. 5662 2570. ANTIQUE MIRROR. Gold. Oval. 760h x 1000w. $50. Ph. 0402 785 112. TOWEL RACK. Black wrought iron. As new. 1000h x 680w x 270d. $50. ph. 0402 785 112. FREEZER. Kelvinator. Upright. 340L. Good working condition. $50. Ph. 0478 607 766. BICYCLE. Ladies. Medium size. 15 speed. Front carry basket. Comfort seat. Good condition. $50. Ph. 5658 1050. REUSABLE NAPPIES. Pea pods. 09mths. Removable bamboo absorber. waterproof breathable outer layer. $10.

ph. 5663 5439. HIGH CHAIR. Peg Perego. Adjustable backrest and adjustable padded seat. Swivel caster wheels. $25. Ph. 5663 5439. MANICURE & PROFESSIONAL ARTIFICIAL NAIL EQUIPMENT. Creative nail. Brand new. Nail tips and other. $50. Ph. 0438 982 729. WALL OVEN WITH GRILL. Simpson. 600cm. $20. Ph. 0427 726 577. LOUNGE CHAIRS. Dusty pink/orange. Can text picture. Generous seating. $50. Ph. 5664 1222. TWO SEATER COUCH WITH 2 CHAIRS. Caramel. Velour. Generous seating. $50. ph. 5664 1222. ANTIQUE FURNITURE. Timber bedside table, drawers, shelves and cupboard. H750 x W615 x D450. $50. Ph. 0498 532 554. ANTIQUE FURNITURE. Timber dining chair, plain cottage style. teak stain. H915 x W395 x D395. $50. Ph. 0498 532 554. MENS GOLF SHOES. New. Leather. 2 Pairs. Size 10. One white $20. One black. $30 for both. Ph. 5662 0916. BABY BOUNCER. Valco baby minder. 0-24mths (up to 13kgs). Very good condition.$20. ph. 0413 084 169. CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT. ‘Safe-n-sound’. New born to 18kg (approx 4yrs). $50. Ph. 0413 084 169. HAWTHORN FOOTBALL CLUB PREMIERSHIP PHOTO. Large. 1961 to 1991. $30. Ph. 5655 1597. HAWTHORN FOOTBALL CLUB PHOTO. Medium. 1993-1997. $20. Ph. 5655 1597. FLOOR LAMP. Timber stand. Neutral shade. $50. ph. 0419 160 720. WALL MIRROR. Gold frame. $40. Ph. 0419 160 720. DOORS. Flush panel. x5. Various sizes. $10 each. Ph. 5662 2570. WARDROBE PANEL DOORS. x4. Timber. $45 the lot. ph. 5662 2570. CONVECTION HEATER. Sunbeam. Thermo control. In good working order. $50. Ph. 5658 1159. LADIES LEATHER-STYLE JACKET. Size 8. Copper/bronze coloured. Very good condition. $15. Ph. 5668 6220. CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT. ‘Safe-nsound’. As new. $50. Ph. 0418 567 973. BOYS CLOTHES. Sizes 0, 1 and 2. all like new and brand names. $50 a bag. ph. 0418 567 973. TAG-A-LONG. for a bike for small kids. Great condition. $50. Ph. 0488 069 004. KIDS FOOTBALL BOOTS. Hardly used. size 2 & 3. $15 each. ph. 0488 069 004. iPHONE 5 CASE. Otterbox hard case. Brand new sealed package. $40. Leongatha. Ph. 8679 3647. MACBOOK PRO 13 INCH CASE. Feathered hard case. Brand new sealed package. $40. Leongatha. Ph. 8679 3647.

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Accounting practice in Foster (Victoria) requires a

QUALIFIED ACCOUNTANT To manage a list of clients predominantly involved in primary production. The position includes preparation of BAS, financial statements, tax returns and budgets. Please forward your resumé, in confidence, via email to

Williams Tracy Cox Accountants (03) 5682 2999

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DEVELOP A CAREER IN THE MEAT INDUSTRY Meat Processors, labourers and Skilled Staff Required For large Export Meat processing facilities in the 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

South Gippsland Shire Council

Tourism Information Officers public notices

public notices


Scots Pioneer Church

Family, friends and carers of people with dementia are invited to attend the monthly Carers’ Support Group. Meet people who share similar experiences in a relaxed setting.

25th August 2013 at 2pm

Mardan South Ecumenical Pleasant Sunday Afternoon

WHEN: Last Thursday of each month WHERE: Community Hub 16 A’Beckett St, Inverloch TIME: 1pm - 3pm

“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

Council has an exciting opportunity for one or possibly two Tourism Information Officers to join the Prom Country Visitor Information Centres located in Korumburra and Foster. Your key role will be to assist visitors and tourists to the area when they attend one of our VIC’s and to communicate by email and telephone. You will be responsible for assisting the Visitor Services Coordinator in key administration tasks, development of promotional material, and management of the online accommodation reservation system. The roles require weekend work on a rotating roster between the two centres.

For more information (03) 5155 6000


1 x Permanent part time position 1 x Temporary part time position (until 2018) $26.75 per hour

Pastor David Gray From the Philippines Relief Program, will speak about the acceptance of God. “Yes I Am Willing”

You will have Year 12 secondary education or equivalent and experience in Visitor Centre operations or in a similar tourism, customer service or administration role. Knowledge of the tourism sector would be a distinct advantage. Please indicate which position you are applying for, it is possible to apply for both part time roles, one person could be successful for both positions. Enquiries to Paul Stampton, Manager Strategic Planning & Development on 5662 9200.

Supported By organist Ruth Sage and Soloist Kevin Slater All Welcome AFTERNOON TEA PROVIDED

All applicants must submit an Application Form and address the selection criteria outlined in the position description, by 5pm Wednesday 28 August 2013. Further information and a position description are available from our website.

situations vacant FULL TIME Shift Manager, Qualified Cook and Cafe Worker for busy cafe in South Gippsland. Contact:

garage sales


HUGE GARAGE SALE Saturday, August 24, 7am - 12 noon, 13 Noel Court, Leongatha.

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

Council’s annual optional hard waste collection service will be performed in September and October for all residential properties that choose to book and pay for a collection.


The service will be delivered on a ‘fee for service’ basis, of $81 for all users of the service. Pension Card holders can apply for a discounted rate of $27.

• 2 x A4 Garage Sale Signs • Garage Sale Tips (dos and don’ts) • Sheet of Price Stickers • Star Carry Bag

Bookings can be made until the end of August through Council on 5662 9200. Fee payment must be made to confirm your booking. Further information? Go to

KIT INCLUDES 5cm x S/C advert (valued at $33.00)

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

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Document Systems Controller We are a growing Australian based company, which produces a range of premium dairy products for the domestic and international market. A current full time vacancy exists for a Document Systems Controller who will be responsible for maintaining and continuously improving the Burra Foods document control system. Assisting in the creation and ongoing maintenance of all plant policies, procedures, work instructions and forms. To be successful in this role it is essential that you have: • Proven knowledge and experience of document control protocols and ISO requirements • Demonstrated high level skills in Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook • Excellent time management with the ability to work independently • Excellent written and verbal communication throughout all levels of the organisation • Proven ability to develop and train others in system use. If you are looking for an opportunity to work for a friendly medium-sized business in Korumburra then apply via email: Burra Foods Pty Ltd PO Box 379 Korumburra Vic 3950 or to Applications close: 28th August 2013

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Accounts Officer We are a growing Australian based company, which produces a range of premium dairy products for the domestic and international market. A full time vacancy exists for an Accounts Officer in our Burnley Office who will be responsible for providing support to the Finance team for the timely completion of tasks and the preparation of information, this includes all accounts payable functions. To be successful in this role you will require the following: • Accounts Payable experience • Firm knowledge of accounting principles (DR/CR’s) • Computer skills particularly in the area of Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Suite products • Proven high level attention to detail • Demonstrated data accuracy skills met within agreed timeframes • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills • Ability to work in a team environment when required but comfortable operating autonomously, attempting to resolve issues before raising them to other team members If you are looking for an opportunity to work in Melbourne then apply via email: Burra Foods Pty Ltd PO Box 379 Korumburra Vic 3950 or to Applications close: Friday 23rd August 2013

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Take the next step and assist with the growth of business in your community

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Business Banking Officer Enjoy delivering tailored financial solutions? Located in Leongatha, Vic. 12 Month Fixed Term Contract. Bendigo Bank’s success has been built on partnering with customers to understand their needs and deliver tailored financial solutions. As a Business Banking Officer you will play a front line role in servicing a portfolio of business customers in an accurate and timely manner. You will support and be mentored by a Business Banking Manager, to take the next step with your credit and lending skills, to service the needs of Small to Medium Enterprises. You’ll also have the chance to further develop your relationship building, communication and time management skills in servicing the needs of the local business community. In return you’ll become a key part of a diverse team in a rewarding work environment to continue with the development of your career. So if you think you’ve got what it takes to be part of the Bendigo team, we want to hear from you. Visit to find out more or to submit your application, quoting reference number VIC894849. Or write to Mark Hoffman, Retail Operations Officer, PO Box 698, Warragul 3820. Applications close on Monday, 2 September 2013.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited, ABN 11 068 049 178. AFSL 237879. (192537_v5) (9/08/2013)


AFTER HOURS NURSING SUPERVISOR Registered Nurse – Grade 5 Minimum 56 hours per fortnight (0.63 EFT) neg up to 1.0 EFT

An opportunity exists for a highly skilled and motivated nurse to provide clinical leadership covering acute, midwifery and emergency presentations. Whilst the position is predominately night duty, the applicant will be required to work all tours of duty. Key selection criteria/qualifications: Essential • A broad range of current clinical nursing experience in a range of disciplines – including emergency presentations. • Ability to be able to communicate effectively at all levels. • Evidence of ongoing self-development. • A commitment to high quality patient care. • Clinical and administrative leadership. • Initiative, personal drive and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. • Computer skills – Word, Excel. • Advanced life support qualifications. Desirable • Registered Midwife

ASSOCIATE NURSE UNIT MANAGER – GRADE 3 Koorooman House (Residential Care) Minimum 56 hours per fortnight (0.63EFT) negotiable to Full Time

Applications are invited for the following positions. The successful applicants must be prepared to relieve the Nurse Unit Manager, undertake delegated portfolio work and work all tours of duty. Applicants with ACFI training will be highly regarded You will possess the following: • Current and well developed nursing care skills with a commitment to sharing knowledge and skill with others • Current registration from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency • Well-developed Clinical Nursing Skills • Middle management skills including (but not restricted to): o Good Interpersonal skills o Organisational and problem solving skills o Time management skills • Evidence of ongoing self development • Understanding of ANCI competencies and Codes of Ethics/Professional conduct The successful applicants will have proven clinical and management experience or be working towards this.


An opportunity exists for a Registered Nurse with an interest in Palliative Care to further develop specialist clinical and support skills under the auspice of South Gippsland Palliative Care (incorporating Gippsland Southern Health Service and South Gippsland Hospital). Post graduate qualifications and/or experience in Palliative Care; Grief and Bereavement Management or Counselling would be regarded favorably. A firm commitment to the philosophy and standards of Palliative Care is essential to the role. The successful applicant will provide clinical support to registered Palliative Care clients and families within the region.


An opportunity exists for a highly motivated person to join the staff in the position of Activities/Diversional Therapist. Ideally you will be aware of the current trends in Aged/Residential care and be committed to providing a quality diversional therapy program and ongoing self development. Previous experience in this field or the intention to undertake relevant studies will be regarded favorably. -----------------------------------------------------------------------GSHS offers a comprehensive orientation program on commencement of employment. All staff have access to excellent staff mentoring, education and support programs. Salary Packaging is available to all permanent staff. All applicants will be required to provide a current satisfactory police check. If you are interested in joining a supportive and progressive team, please contact the Executive Assistant, Dianna Mollica, on 5667 5504 to obtain an application kit or visit our website at Applicants are also encouraged to contact Neil Langstaff on 5667 5504 to discuss employment opportunities at GSHS. Completed application kits can be forwarded by Friday, 30th August 2013 to: Neil Langstaff Director of Nursing Inpatient/Residential Care Gippsland Southern Health Service Private Bag 13 LEONGATHA VIC 3953

South Gippsland Landcare Network Coordinator Leongatha Part Time - Ongoing The South Gippsland Landcare Network in partnership with the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority is looking to employ a 0.5 FTE Network Coordinator. The WGCMA provides an encouraging work environment that actively supports personal and professional development. Working within one of the State’s most diverse and progressive regions, this position will bring about environmental change by providing operational and strategic support to the South Gippsland Landcare Network and its community. This role will provide leadership, strategic coordination, project management and technical support to the landcare network. It will require a passionate and skilled person with a general knowledge and understanding pertaining to the support and coordination of community based organisations as well as expertise in natural resource management and environmental issues. The remuneration range being offered for the position is at WGCMA Level 4 classification ($67,687 – $98,091), which includes 9.25% superannuation and a full private use vehicle option. A copy of the Position Description can be obtained via our website or by emailing with the job title in the email’s subject line. Applicants should address the Key Selection Criteria, demonstrating their ability to undertake the role. For further information contact Phillip McGarry; Landcare Team Leader on 1300 094 262 or via email Applications addressing Key Selection Criteria should be marked; ‘South Gippsland Landcare Network Coordinator’ c/ Organisational Development and Support Coordinator and must be received by 12 noon on Monday 26th August 2013. Martin Fuller Chief Executive Officer


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ACSAG is a highly professional organisation that values staff and provides a warm and supportive team culture. In return we seek motivated individuals to provide exceptional care and to lead by example.

Personal Care Worker We are now recruiting for PCWs to join our team on a casual basis at Mirboo North Aged Care Facility. Successful applicants will possess a passion for, and previous experience working in an aged care environment; strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as a Certificate III in Aged Care. Applications to: Alison Snell - Facility Manager 4-6 Brennan Street Mirboo North, VIC 3871 * All applicants must provide evidence of their right to work in Australia and a valid National Police Check* Please note: Only successful applicants will be contacted Please no recruiters at this time. Thank you.

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for sale

LEONGATHA - I’m looking for midweek self contained accommodation or house sitting over winter period. References available. 0431-380089.

SALES CONSULTANT A Sales Consultant is required for our Wonthaggi showroom to advise and assist clients in the purchase of Capeview Building Products. This position is 30 hrs per week for 6 months commencing October 2013. Duties include: • Customer service and advice • Coordinating installation of showroom products • Preparation of quotes and sales orders • Maintaining showroom presentation You will have excellent customer service abilities, articulate communication skills and a high standard of personal presentation. Experience in kitchen, security door and shower screen sales would be an advantage. Applicants should have competent computer skills with the ability to learn in house programs. Applications close on Friday 30th August 2013 and should be addressed to: Mark Warren, Capeview Building Products PO Box 115 Wonthaggi 3995

TREETOPS RESORT Port Douglas. Newly furnished units. Contact owner 0407460756.

for lease

for sale






WONTHAGGI SEWING CENTRE 167 Graham Street, Wonthaggi (opp. Ritchies IGA)

5672 3127

3 BDRM Korumburra home, gas cooking / heating, spa, $290 pw. Contact Ellyn 0437-599589.

meetings Allambee & District Tennis Association ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Sunday, August 25 at Leongatha Tennis Clubrooms at 7.30pm

END OF SEASON HAY SALE - Lucerne hay grown under irrigation at Woodside - net wrapped rolls. First and second cut. $50 - $70 plus delivery plus GST. Ph: 5187-1313 or 0428-873313.


Local or northern hay Pick up or delivery


0418 595 988 FOR SALE

FIREWOOD local wood / stringy / messmate, in shed, dry, split, $120 per metre. Ph: 0437-176187. FIREWOOD, redgum & local wood, Ph 0408-980711, A/H 5662-5175. FIREWOOD local hardwood mixture, split, seasoned, pick up or delivered. Bulk loads available, $100 per metre. Ph: 0437-176187. GENERATOR 6.6 KVA (6 KW) - petrol. $650. 56649293. HAY - local hay, 5x4 round and large squares. Can deliver. 0428-177433. HAY for sale, 5’x4’ rolls, shedded and under cypress tree. Located at Leongatha. Ph: 0429-350450. HAY for sale, 9 bales, 5x4, top quality. 5662-2578.

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly organised and motivated person with a good sense of humour, caring nature and a great attitude, to work with children / adults at Victoria’s leading Adventure Camp. You will be coordinating and facilitating high quality catering and commercial kitchen duties in a positive interactive environment. As well as delivering a high level of service, care and being a positive role model for children, you will be making a difference to all campers attending Camp Rumbug. WE WILL TRAIN YOU! With full and ongoing support and training provided. Nationally recognised training/qualifications available. Approximately 24-32 hours per week Work times are generally 2pm - 8pm Monday to Thursday in most school weeks with occasional weekend and school holiday work by negotiation. Prerequisites for employment are: - Great Attitude - Good Sense of Humour - Caring Nature - Must be able to cook basic great quality meals - A current Police Check - A current Working With Children Check (for employment) - Driver’s licence -

South Division, Residential Client Services Work Location - White Road, Wonthaggi $54,913 to $60,539 p.a. + superannuation Ongoing - Full Time 76 hours per fortnight The Disability Development and Support Officer Level 3 House Supervisor works rostered shifts, generally in Disability Accommodation Services. The role is required to independently deliver or supervise services that support people with disabilities, across their lifecycle and in all domains of life, to enable access to a quality life with dignity, respect and social inclusion, in the least restrictive environment. The role requires leadership and management skills to facilitate quality service outcomes. For further information please contact Steve Stainsby on 5662 6116. Please quote position no DHS/S/00000897 Closing date: Wednesday 28 August 2013



House Supervisor

Police Checks form part of the Department of Human Services recruitment process. The department encourages and welcomes interest from Aboriginal Australians for this role. Please contact our Aboriginal employment information and support line (phone: 1300 092 406 or email: should you wish to access assistance with your application. To apply online and view the job description, visit For other Victorian Government opportunities, please visit

Custom built motorbike trailer, made to carry three dirt bikes or one or two road bikes. Fold out heavy-duty ramp included and stored under the rear of the trailer. LED tail lights. $1,700 ONO Call Robert 0438 009 791 CHEAP GYM EQUIPMENT Smith machine, bench press and incline, decline bench, $500 the lot. Ph: 0407-683076.

situations vacant

KING CHARLES Cavalier pups, 1 ruby and white female, 1 tri male, 9 weeks old, vet checked and vaccinated, micro-chipped - 1441103 and 1441113, $650 each. 0409-565548. MOTORBIKE Suzuki RM80 with boots (size 10), helmet and knee pads, $1,500 for all. Phone Josh 0408-812655. PASTURE HAY, shedded. Large rolls, good quality, $100 each (inc GST). 5664-9293 POOL TABLE 8’ x 4’, slate base, excellent condition, cues, balls, etc. $1,050 ONO. 5664-0038.

situations vacant


Email your application letter and CV For the attention of: Matt Wallis (preferred) or phone between 9am - 4pm (03) 5664 6542

Required for local engineering firm. IMMEDIATE START Apply to: Hulls Engineering Aust. P/L PO Box 319, Leongatha 3953

Land and Biodiversity Officer


Full Time - 12 month position, Traralgon

Full-Time (or part thereof) Night Duty Applications are invited for this position. Generous terms of employment, and Public Sector remuneration - including Salary packaging options. Required Attributes: • Certificate III or IV Community Services (Aged) • Applicants must have a commitment to continuous quality improvement • Ability to demonstrate excellence in aged care standard of care • Current Police Check from the Victorian Police Department Desirable Attributes: • Food Handlers Certificate - desirable • Evidence of active participation in continuing education and self development activities • Ability to function as a team member and work under direction Contact: For further information please contact Anne Main, Aged Care Program Manager on 03 5671 3166. Written application with current Curriculum Vitae, including 3 referees should be forwarded to Ms Janet Lodge, Director of Nursing, Bass Coast Regional Health, Graham Street, Wonthaggi, Victoria 3995. Email janet.lodge@ Applications close Friday 30th August 2013

TIG & MIG Experienced in mild & stainless steel, required for local engineering firm. 8 positions available.

The Land and Biodiversity Project Officer will work with Government agencies, community groups and internal staff to support the delivery of priority projects across the Land and Biodiversity program.

Apply to: Hulls Engineering Aust. P/L PO Box 319, Leongatha 3953

The position will ensure that project plans are implemented, monitored and evaluated and will provide advice to inform the development and implementation of land and biodiversity projects.

Classified advertising closes 12 noon Mondays

The remuneration range is $59,375 - $75,805 which includes 9.25% superannuation.


A copy of the Position Description can be obtained via our website or by emailing with the job title in the email’s subject line. Applicants should address the Key Selection Criteria, demonstrating their ability to undertake the role. For further information about the role please contact Shayne Haywood, Land Team Leader on 1300 094 262 or via email

Martin Fuller Chief Executive Officer

Correspondence PO Box 1374, Traralgon VIC 3844 Telephone 1300 094 262 Facsimile (03) 5175 7899 Email Web


Upcoming Short Courses

Applications addressing the Key Selection Criteria should be marked ‘Application: Land and Biodiversity Officer’ sent c/o Organisational Development and Support Coordinator and must be received by 12.00pm on Monday 2nd September 2013

Operate Quad Bikes



West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority seeks to employ a Land and Biodiversity Officer to join our team. The WGCMA is committed to providing an encouraging work environment that actively supports personal and professional development.

Learn all about maintaining and operating quad bikes Held over 2 Thursdays - 29 Aug & 5 Sep Campus: Leongatha

Rear Newborn and Young Livestock Learn to handle and care for newborn and young animals Held over 4 Saturdays from 24 Aug – 14 Sept Campus: Warragul For bookings and enquiries call Chris on 5622 6000 or email

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - PAGE 45

for sale SLEEPERS, treated pine, 200x50x2.4 $12.10 each, 200x75x2.4 $16.75 each. Free delivery for pack lots. Phone Joe 0417-530662. SOFA / SOFA BED 2½ seater. Superb quality fabric, down cushions - very expensive as a new couch. Fabric is a soft butter colour, and is washable. Very comfortable. Can email image. $550. Ph: 5664-2430. TIMBER Kiln dried blackwood, silver wattle, cypress, celery top pine, most sizes for furniture and craft, also slabs and structural pine. Ph: 56812261. WOODEN BUNKS, 2 sets with mattresses, $250 set. 5662-2578.

livestock DORPERS - excellent shedders / bloodlines. Lambs born now and ready to deliver November 13. All vaccinations done. Orders taken now 0438-681219.

used motorcycles HONDA TRX 250, 4-wheeler motorbike, 2009 model, low kms, VGC, $2750. Ph: 5664-5426 or mobile 0427-645426.

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

SG CHEAPEST CARS Geary Road Leongatha LMCT 10804

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.

AUDI 1998 A6 sedan, low kms, 5 speed automatic. Service history, RWC, ZFV508, $9,500. Price neg. 0407-889345.

wanted SINGER looking for a guitarist to form a duo, for casual rehearsals with view to possible gigs. Phone Lee-Anne 0419-622702.

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.

Classified advertising closes 12 noon Mondays

marriage celebrant

Jenny Milkins All areas - 5672 3123

CAM ABOOD Leongatha 5662 4191

engagements McLAREN - KAVANAGH Kerena and Peter together with Judy and Gerard and their families are thrilled that Aidan and Anna have announced their engagement. We wish them a lifetime of happiness.

in memoriam BOLGE - Tania. August 23, 1978. A little corner in our hearts is set aside for you. As long as life and memories last, we will always think of you. Mum, Dad and family.

message of hope

deaths SALMON - Sandra Ellen. Sadly taken from us on the 16.8.13 late of Hervey Bay, Qld; formerly of Poowong and Leongatha. Loved wife of Rex Pearce (dec) and Graham Salmon. Beautiful loving mother of Mandy and Kim. Much adored nan of Ashlie, Stacey and Jesse. Loved sister of Robert McIver, loved aunty of Kirsty and Travis. You were taken before we could say goodbye. We love you and will miss you so very much. Forever in our hearts.

Clare Davis inspires at CWA conference CLARE Davis of Pound Creek was the guest speaker at the Gippsland Hills CWA Group’s August Conference last week.

funerals EAGLE - A Thanksgiving Memorial Service for the life of the late Mr Eric William Eagle will be held at the Meeniyan Public Hall on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 commencing at 2pm. A private family interment will precede the above service.

THIS is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 1 John 3:11.

deaths EAGLE - Eric William. 4.12.1929 - 15.8.2013 Much loved husband of Mary for 60 wonderful years. Loving you forever - Mary. Father of Calvin and fatherin-law of Sharyn. Much loved grandad of Michaela and Chris, and Koh. “Gone Truckin” Son of the late Reginald and Kate Eagle, late of Harcourt. Loved brother and brotherin-law of Geoff (dec), Ivan, Una, Kevin and Olive, and their families. “To know him was to love him.”


SALMON - The Funeral Service for the late Mrs Sandra Ellen Salmon will be held at the Uniting Church, Poowong on Thursday, August 22, 2013 commencing at 11.30am. The funeral will leave at the conclusion of the service for the Poowong Lawn Cemetery.

Inspiring life: guest speaker Clare Davis addresses the gathering.

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Welcome aboard: new Gippsland Hills group secretary Sonja Gili (left) receives her badge of office from group president Evelyn Stephens.

Clare focused on how her love of being a mum has grown and extended to caring for the welfare of both animals and children. A nurse and midwife by profession, she has four daughters, and for more than 40 years has been working to rescue and care for injured and mistreated animals, particularly donkeys and native wildlife. For more than 20 years, Clare has fostered children in need, some from only a few days old. She finds the children benefit from being with the animals. Clare works with Anglicare and Berry Street, and encouraged members to consider becoming foster carers. Group president Evelyn Stephens presented Clare with a spray of orchids, and a cheque towards the Christmas party held for local foster children in South Gippsland. The conference was held in Meeniyan, and was opened by Meeniyan Progress Association icon Avril Van Wamel, who welcomed members to the town and talked about the many projects undertaken by the Progress Association, from lobbying for sewerage in Meeniyan, to working to establish and beautify Tanderra Park. The tavern nights in the Meeniyan Hall, and the long-running Meeniyan Art Show are other progress association events. During the conference, Ms Stephens presented new group secretary Sonja Gili with her badge of office, and also presented the Aggregate Cup for small branches to Bena branch for their success in the recent CWA State Exhibition in Bendigo. Jasmin Mackie, junior member of Meeniyan Branch, also received a certificate and trophy as the most successful junior competitor in home industries at the State Exhibition. Jasmin was among the students of Tarwin Valley Primary School who entertained members with their delightful singing. The Prep, Grade 1 and Grade 6 children charmed everyone with their renditions of Waltzing Matilda, It’s My Car, and I Am a Paleontologist, among other songs. Gippsland Hills CWA Group recently held a successful International Day, focusing on New Zealand, this year’s country of study for CWA. Members voted to donate the proceeds of $500 to the Associated Country Women of the World, the world-wide body of which CWA is a part, to assist a delegate from one of the developing countries in our region to attend a coming international conference.

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

Sweet sounds: the students of Tarwin Valley Primary School sing in harmony.

Plan wisely Support dairy this election BASS Coast Shire Council is running a free workshop for those planning events. Council economic development director Steve Piasente said the aim is to give event organisers better understanding of council’s event permit process as well as provide information on relevant local and state legislation. There will be a segment on first aid and a workshop on “when events go wrong”. The forum starts at 6.30pm on Tuesday, September 3 and will be held in the civic centre at Wonthaggi. Bookings are essential by August 28. Ring Janine Temme on 1300 226 278 or email

AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers are calling on all political parties to see agriculture as the new economic powerhouse for the nation. The dairy industry is highly valuable to Australia, contributing over $13 billion to Australia’s economy and employing over 140,000 people on farms, processing plants, and wider industry support services. Dairy is just one of the many agricultural sectors that have been key contributors to the Australian econo-

my for many years. Australian Dairy Farmers president Noel Campbell is calling on all parties to place dairy firmly on the national agenda. “The Australian dairy industry is constantly investing, adapting and innovating for a sustainable future. We are proud of our industry and confident in its future,” he said. Key policy priorities for the next federal government should be: • establish a mandatory supermarket code of conduct and appoint an ombudsman with teeth to ensure

compliance; • modify the ACCC collective bargaining to provide balance in market power to dairy farmers; • sign free trade agreements with key markets China, Japan and South Korea; and • help farmers staff their properties and extend the duration of 417 and 462 visas from six to 12 months as well include dairy on the list of eligible industries for the Seasonal Worker Scheme and on schedule one of the skilled occupation list.

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Junior football finals action

Leading the pack: Under 10s Leongatha footballer Noah Fixter was first to the ball in his team’s semi final victory against Trafalgar on Sunday. Photo by Pete Marshman.

Tight contest: Phillip Island’s Jarred Anderson (left) and Inverloch-Kongwak’s Matt McCaughan vie for the ball.

Go boys: Inverloch girls Marli Box (left) and Jasmine Williams cheered for their respective brothers Aiden, playing in under 13s, and Josh, playing in under 11s junior football finals.

You’re gone: Leongatha’s Under 14s players were hunting in packs on Sunday, with Jordi Geary, Tully Benaldo and Nathan Trotto putting the squeeze on a Newborough Blues opponent. The Parrots were convincing winners and will play a preliminary final next week against Morwell Youth Club. Photo by Pete Marshman.

High hopes: Inverloch-Kongwak’s Under 13 players burst through the banner to take on Corner Inlet Stingrays in the grand final.

TIDES Leongatha gymnastics 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

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Top performers: Leongatha gymnastics’ Louise, Meaghan, Alice, coach Tegan, Holly and Tanya with the medallions and place ribbons after Junior Gippsland Championships. Winners: Samantha, Christine, Chloe and Lenna with their medals after Junior Gippsland Championships recently. To see more photos from this competition check out the photo page on our website

Fun times: Lenna, Paige and Chloe with their ribbons after the Ribbon winners: Louisa, Teah, Tanya, Meaghan and Alice from Ulinga Fun Competition recently. To see more photos from this Leongatha with their ribbons after the Ulinga Fun Competition competition check out the photo page on our website earlier in the year.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - PAGE 47

| SPORT Veterans FOLLOWING a night of persistent rain and heavy and frequent early morning showers 22 South Gippsland Veteran golfers arrived at Woorayl. Hope was springing eternally, but I think all were expecting to find there would be no game at all. As the last of the players arrived, all rain ceased, blue skies took over and the sun beamed with benevolence on the course. The stableford competition started at once on a course that was thoroughly wet in parts and wet in the remainder. The greens played magnificently and were a pleasure to putt on. With so few players all were combined in the one grade with the winner being Woorayl’s Graham Calder (13), with a magnificent 37 points. John Little (13), from Korumburra came in with 36 points another great effort given the soggy conditions. Nearest the pins went to Bob Beilby on 8 and John Little on 17 while the remaining players received a ball for their efforts. The home made soup and sandwiches were delicious and the company memorable. Next game is scheduled for Wonthaggi Golf Club on Tuesday, September 10. This will be a shotgun start and you need to get your entry in soon by either emailing Don Burke at or ringing him on 5672 2660.

Korumburra THERE were 25 players for the par competition on Saturday, August 17, with trophies by Bob Stiff. A Grade (12 hcp): T. Jones +3, runner-up J. Watts +2. Ball down the line to D. Austin +1. B Grade (15 hcp): I. Cash +2, runner-up P. Vanagtmaal sq. Balls down the line to K. Pope, B. Pope, I. Gibson all sq. Nearest the pin: 1st I. Gibson, 7th R. Ludenia, 10th T. Fowles, 13th A. Worthy. NAGA: B. Clasby -8. Tuesday’s winner was R. Spokes 36 pts, and Thursday’s winner was R. Spokes 34 pts. Notices: Knockouts both singles and fourball need to be played by September 1.

Korumburra ladies THERE were no players on Wednesday as the poor weather discouraged many from venturing out on the course. On Saturday there were not enough players for a competition but three hardy enthusiasts went out for a ‘social’ nine holes. Considering the recent rain, the course was in good condition with the strong winds drying out the fairways quite a bit. Upcoming events are our ‘Clayton’s’ bus trip this Wednesday, please be at Inverloch at 9.30 for a 10 am start. Even if the weather is poor I’m sure we’ll all enjoy a nice lunch together! Good luck to our three teams going to the Lang Lang bowl on Friday, one of our teams are the current holders and could break all the records if they bring the Bowl home again! On Wednesday 28th we’ll be playing a Modified South African Fourball with drawn partners on the day.

Woorayl OUR sponsors on Saturday were Calder’s Landscaping and Garden and the fourball stableford event was won by Graeme Salmon and Brian Wilson with 46 points. Runners-up were Trent Walters and Jim Newton with 45 points. The balls went to B. Thomas, L. Lancaster; P. Burgess, T. Ryan; R. Goodwin, B. Hogan and G. and P. Challis. Lance eagled the second hole. Nearest the pins went to Jack Howard and Greg Fennell and the ball raffle went to ‘No Luck’ syndicate. Next week we will play a stableford event sponsored by Paul Beck, Handley’s Funeral Services.

Leongatha WINDY conditions made scoring difficult on Saturday but Ian Barlow playing off 16 did well to amass 37 points and take out the A Grade prize. Denis McDonald (17) won the B Grade event with 32 points.

Henry Sedelies won the Pro Pin on the 14th and Merv Stubbs took out NTP on the 16th. DTL Balls went down to 30 points and were awarded to Stuart Roberts and Robert Kualheim who were both visitors and also to Peter Rayson, Doug Clemann, Geoff McDonald , Tony Goldie, Peter Stivic, Ron Findlay, John Eabry, Bryan McCorkell, Jon Smith and Peter Hartigan. A small field took part in a Stableford competition in wintry conditions on Tuesday. Chris Leaver playing off 9 took the honours with 36 points. NTP’s were Geoff Maher on the 14th and Rod Brown on the 16th. DTL Balls were awarded to Grant McRitchie, Rod Brown, Peter Walsh, Ian Murchie, Geoff McDonald, Eddie Poole, and Geoff Maher. The poor weather continued through the week and Thursday’s event had to be called off due to rain.

Meeniyan SATURDAY was a single’s stableford event with the sponsor for the day being Handley Funeral Services. The A Grade winner was Dave Thomson with 35 points. Runner up was Col Graeme with 31 points. The B Grade winner was Col Stewart with 35 points. Runner up was Wino Reilly with 34 points on a count back. Balls down the line went to Peter Wilson 34 points and Peter Riddle with 32 points on a count back. Nearest the pin on the 17th was won by Lloyd Redpath. The pro pin on the 2nd was won Lloyd Redpath. The raffle winners were Col Graeme and Wino Reilly. The members draw was won by Brett McKnight was not present so it jackpots to next week. The winner of Tuesday’s single stableford event was Frank Peile with 36 points. Balls down the line went to Reg Hannay 35pts and Fred Stalker with 33 points. Nearest the pin on the 2nd was won by Greg Burridge. Best nine was won by David McIntyre with 21 points. Thursday’s event was washed out. Next week is a singles stroke and flag day.

Foster IT was another wet week with a bit of late wind – the course was quite heavy. Mid week golf was all washed out. On Friday, August 16 Geoff McKenzie (13) got the chook with 16 points. The DTL ball went to brother Lloyd also on 16 points. Both NTP’s were won by the Milkman Kevin Flett. On Saturday, August 17 it was the Barry Soderlund Me-

On the green: Veteran golfers, from left, Joe Harvey, Mick Bourke, Rod Walker and Peter Magnussen at Woorayl on Thursday. morial 4BBB Par – sponsored by Gary Clavarino and Geoff Prue. The clear winners were Cam Downing (9) and Kane Esler (16) with a good score of +9. DTL ball winners were Fred Tyers (13) and Neil Chandler (17) +6, and Colin Pulham (15) and Greg Paine (16) +6. The NTP’s went to Kevin Witheridge, Greg Paine, Peter Dight, Trevor Jones and Colin Pulham. The encouragement award was won by Noel Black and Peter Dight with square. The 4th qualifier for the Barry Soderlund Trophy playoff rounds was Gary Clavarino (15) and Trevor Jones (23) on +5. Thus the playoff matches are C Downing/ K Esler versus G Clavarino/ T Jones, and F Tyers/ N Chandler versus C.Pulham/ G Paine. You certainly get a bit of everything with Kevin Da Silveira as your partner. Kevin was on fire at the start, but struck trouble on the 8th. He reached the greenside bunker in 2, and I was watching him prepare to play his bunker shot. Before I could yell “stop” he had leaned over and picked up a leaf that was near his ball. I then caught his attention and was just explaining it was a penalty shot for picking up the leaf when he rested his club on the sand while he listened to me. When I explained he had now clocked up a second penalty shot, he decided to call it quits before he made things worse. However worse was to follow when Kevin had a triple “granny” off the 9th tee. However you will be pleased to know that Kevin showed great strength of character to rise above the chaos and knock it on in regulation to 8 feet on the 10th to make an easy par. Funny game this golf. Ladies - the winner was Gayle Reid(20) with 26 points. The Club Foursomes Championship is on Saturday August 31. Get your partners for this honour board event. There are trophies for both scratch and handicap events. Russell Gow was a worthy winner of $1200 in the member’s draw. It will start again at $500 this week. You need to be in the clubhouse when the draw is made at a random time between 6.30 – 8 pm to be eligible to win. The club has introduced new benefits for the golfing members. There will be a draw from the cards of all competition players on both Wednesday and Saturday. The person whose card is drawn will have the choice of a bottle of wine or a 6 pack of stubbies. The person drawn will not have to be present to be eligible to win the prize. There will be a $200 cash draw on each of Wednesdays at 2pm (for the ladies) and Saturday at 5.30 pm ( for the men ) . Both full members and country members are eligible, but you

must be present at the time of the draw to win it. Each draw will jackpot by a further $20 the next week if not won. This adds to the many other bonuses introduced recently for people to join the club and enjoy golfing at Foster – with all subs also reduced by around 25 per cent. The Saturday card draw last week was won by Gayle Reid , and the golfers cash draw for $220 was won by Peter Wright.. Golf Pro. Trevor Hollingsworth is coming on Thursday, August 29 – lessons are between 10.30 and 4.30 and are $45 for a 30 minute lesson. Please put your name on the sheet in the clubhouse to book a lesson. After a review of the club’s constitution the committee has prepared a list of numerous proposed changes – mainly to bring the constitution up to date, but also to implement a few changes. An information session on the proposed changes is to be held at the clubhouse at 6.30pm on Monday, August 26 and everyone is welcome. The proposed changes will be put to the AGM which is on Thursday, September 19. Coming events Thurs. Aug. 22nd – Stableford Fri. Aug 23rd - Chicken Run – Holes 10 to 18 Fri. Aug. 23rd - Members Draw - $500 - 6.30 to 8.00 pm Sat. Aug .24th – Stroke – Flag Event – Trophies from Trevor Jones Sat Aug 24th - Golfers $200 Cash Draw at 5.30 pm Mon Aug 26th - Info. night re constitution changes Tues Aug 27th – Stableford Thurs Aug 29th – Trevor Hollingsworth Visit Sat. Aug 31st – Foursomes Championship The Happy Hooker

They returned: coming back for the catch-up of the 1978 Leongatha thirds premiership side were, back row from left, Gary Young, Terry Clark, Terry Hogan (captain), Michael Roughead, Graham Wightman, Michael Gwyther, Allan Beasley (coach), Peter Warren, Owen Kindellan; front row, Brett Wightman, Brendan O’Laughlin, John Bourke . Con de Bondt and Steve Van Rooy also attended the evening.

Parrots of ’78 get together THE Parrots thirds premiership team of 1978 got together on Saturday night to celebrate and revisit their flag glory of that year. According to coach of the side, Allan Beasley it was a very successful night. “John Bourke and Brendan O’Laughlin said a few words and then every player later got up and spoke about the 1978 season and just how they enjoyed it immensely and had so much fun,” Allan said. “There were a lot of positive comments and I would like to thank Michael Roughead for getting the night organised.” Allan Beasley is a life member of the club and for the past 30 years has been involved in the training side of things after finishing his playing career in 1983. Shave-off As well as this a huge shave-off was held in the rooms to raise money for A Call to Arms, a

charity raising money for cancer research. A number of players were auctioned off, giving the highest bidder the opportunity of doing the shaving or nominating which part of the head would be shaved. Some players had Mohawks, others were minus their eyebrows. Others like Kristian Gray decided on the body waxing and this proved to be quite painful for Pistol. But it was all for a good cause with some $7,500 raised on the night. This adds to the considerable sum raised recently from the “yellow shorts” day. Despite some good money “on the table” none of the women at the night could be persuaded to participate! Players have been hugely into the cause this season due to the shock of Dwayne Holt’s illness which rocked the club earlier this year. Holt, who has one more treatment of chemotherapy to go, is keeping very positive as he fights off leaukemia. He was at the fundraiser with his wife Chelsie.

Memories: Brendan O’Laughlin (vice-captain), Allan Beasley (coach) and Terry Hogan (captain) share a moment at the 1978 Leongatha Under 18’s premiership catch-up.

Wonthaggi ON Saturday we played a stableford event with 58 players, and the course really stood up very well and was very playable considering the rain we endured throughout the week. I will probably have to have no carts on this course during the week but will definitely have carts able to be on the course on Saturday. Saturday’s results: A Grade S. Lowe 39 pts, B Grade P. Young 40 pts, C. Grade M. Loughran 45 pts. Balls down the line: D. Garry 41, M. Foster 39, G. Crawford 38, P. Mitchell-Dawson, D. Crellin, I. Baudonaro, K. Jamieson, J. Redpath 37; J. McEachern 36. Nearest the pin: 2nd K. Jamieson, 8th B. Howard, 13th J. French, 17th B. Fennel. Don’t forget we are hosting the South Gippsland fourball championships on Sunday, September 8. Entry forms will be available this week or call Danny Crellin on 0409 167 690

Great cause: there were some weird and not many wonderful creations as Leongatha players held a shave-off for a cause on Saturday night at Leongatha. to register your interest in participating. Our annual general meeting is coming up on Tuesday, September 17 at 7pm. We are looking forward to strong support from all members as we have some very exciting, challenging and rewarding times in front of us. Good golf, take care out in the wet weather and I will see you all next Saturday.

PS - Thanks Jason for your continued donations.

Mirboo North THE winner of the stableford competition played on Thursday, August 15 was Joe Kus (13) 38 pts countback. Down the line: Shannon Borg 38 pts. On Saturday, August 17 a par competition was played and

the winner was Neil Whitelaw (12) +3. Down the line: Simon Duff, Garry Shandley, Simon McInnes 0; Peter Chapman -1. 2nd shot nearest the pin 1st hole: Simon Duff. Nearest the pin: 4th Phil Garlic, 6th Ray Hoskin, 13th John McFarlane, 16th Terry Donnison.

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SPORT | Buffalo indoor ON Wednesday, August 14 there were nine players on a wet night to bowl, which saw three teams of two and one of three. We played two games of 10 ends with six bowls. There was a countback third and second. In fourth (LL) skipper Bill Wolswinkle and Joe Occhipinti, third (LW) seven ends, skipper Rod McConchie and Mary Tumino; second (WL) 14 ends, skipper Charlie Tumino and Joyce Occhipinti; first (WW) skipper Toni Heldens, Andrew Hanks and Peter Heldens. Peter and Andrew played one game each. The best first game Charlie 17-1, second Rod 9-6. We wished Toni a happy birthday for August 13. Coming up on Friday, August 23 is our Peter McCallum cancer night at the Buffalo Hall at 7.30pm. Please ring Toni by Thursday, August 22 on 5663-6224. We hope to see you all next Wednesday at 7.30pm.


Joel gets job done E N T E RTA I N I N G badminton player Joel Langstaff lived up to his huge reputation, winning all his sets in style and cementing Rupees position on top of the ladder. Joel was capably supported by Gary McGrath who is in career best form at present. Combine this with Ian Cole and Tracey Ryan and the Rupee team appear firm favourites to take out this year’s premiership. Special mention to young Ben Ryan who went ‘oh so’ close to winning his singles match against his mum. Shilling was too classy for Euro in a match with many highlights. Parish Buckley was excellent for Euro, while Evie Dekker defeated her sister Simone in their singles match 15-7. Shilling will now look forward to doing some damatge in the finals series.Pound narrowly defeated Dollar by a slender four point margin. Jason Richards and his mum Rhonda Newton playing beautifully together to win their

doubles sets over much fancied opponents. Pound also has a finals’ campaign ahead of it and with a wealth of experience could go a long way in the finals. Finally, Marc continued on its winning way accounting for Yen that has taken out the wooden spoon. Steve Johnson was unstoppable for Yen, while Jose Shelton and Connor Krohn were very good for Marc. It has been an evenly contested season to this point and we look forward to the finals series with great anticipation. Our presentation dinner will be on September 7 at the Mun Heng Chinese Restaurant, a great night is assured.

Results Marc 4/90 d Yen 4/80, Rupee 7/119 d Franc 1/75, Shilling 5/116 d Euro 4/99, Pound 5/112 d Dollar 4/108.

Final ladder Round 14 Rupee.....................................102 Marc ........................................94 Pound ......................................84 Shilling ....................................82 Dollar .......................................69 Euro ..........................................63 Franc ........................................53 Yen ...........................................52

Dumbalk indoor MONDAY, August 12 saw 36 players at Dumbalk, the occasion being the club’s annual charity tournament which attracted players from other clubs in the association. Twelve teams each

Leongatha THE 2013-14 season is underway and Leongatha Bowls Club resumed its bowls activities after the winter recess with a social bowls event on Saturday, August 17. However due to weather conditions being a little unsettled only a small number of bowlers took to the greens. Winners on the day were B. Turner (s), J. O’Connor and Les Wilson with 2 wins plus 2. Runners-up were the pair of R. Saunders (s) and J. Lye on 1 win 1 draw and

of three players contested three games of eight ends. The winning team, Lee Armstrong (skip), Glenis Densley and Kevin Robertson achieved three wins with a score of plus 11. Runners-up were Arc Gammaldi (skip), Michelle Doug-

plus 7. Next social bowls will be held on Wednesday, August 21. Reminders: The club’s official opening dinner will be held at the clubrooms on Friday, September 6, 6.30pm (seated) and the cost is $15 per head. Names to be placed on the sheet near the entrance to the match committee room as soon as possible. The club’s official opening day will be held on Saturday, September 7 at 1pm. ‘Pre-season roll-ups’ will continue on Monday

South Gippsland Bridge Club Meeniyan – Monday evening: 1st Susan Ruffin, Jean Barbour. 2nd Faye Rowlands, Frank Arndt. 3rd Margaret Munro, Ellie McIntyre. 4th Pat West, Barbara Axten. Tarwin Lower – Tuesday afternoon: 1st Shirley Stewart, Debbie Anglim. 2nd Faye Rowlands, Pat West. 3rd Dawn Jolly,

Ruth Stevenson and Hannah Martin, Leila Bell. Inverloch – Friday afternoon: 1st Kaye Douglas, John Sutton. 2nd Jack Kuiper, Jean Barbour. 3rd Dawn Jolly, Colin Cameron. 4th Hannah Martin, Margaret Munro. 5th Norma Hannay, Marj Freeman and Mike Dooley, Bronwyn Sund.

Leongatha croquet PENNANT starts this week for our two teams. It is an away match played at Sale. We wish them good luck. For many years Blanche Kerr enjoyed this wonderful game, she now resides at Woorayl Lodge. All our members wish her a happy 90th birthday.

This season Wonthaggi Croquet Club will be using our lawns on a Tuesday while its lawns are being renovated. Anyone can join us on Fridays at 1pm. Thelma Arnup is once again president, Ann Shandley secretary and Maryann Kinnish treasurer.

Cornellisen up for award LEONGATHA’S Mikaela Cornellisen is among this year’s nominees for the bankmecu Gippstar Awards. The 53rd awards will be hosted on Wednesday, August 28 at the Waratah Restaurant in Morwell. This year’s awards will also see three special achievers acknowledged for the selfless work they do in the Gippsland Sporting Community. In addition Club and Team of the Year will be announced. “The finalists for team of the year have achieved success at very different levels this time around but it’s about keeping it in perspective” Buhagiar said. In what is believed to be a first, Judo Champion Aoife Coughlan has been nominated in both the junior and senior category over the yearly awards cycle. “We believe this is the first time someone has been successful in both the junior and senior categories of monthly nominations in the same year. This is no surprise really as Aoife is an outstanding athlete and

congratulations to her,” Gippsland Sports Academy Chief Executive Officer Judi Buhagiar said. “As always we have an exceptional field of monthly award recipients to choose from including National Champions and Olympians” she added. The strong field of contenders is made up of a cross section of sports including judo, sailing with a disability, archery, swimming and basketball with a disability. “The bankmecu Gippstar Awards are great because they have allowed the Gippsland public the opportunity to watch the development of the nominees in their sporting lives,” Buhagiar said. “Aoife Coughlan for example has been a regular monthly nominee for a number of years seeing her win the overall junior award last year, which the public has shared in.” This year’s bankmecu Gippstar monthly senior winners are Daniel McConnell, mountain bike, Samantha Crawford archery, Keith Ferguson skeet shooter, Craig Huffer athletics, Peter Bennett archery, Jeff

Bell representative archery, Andrew Brady clay target, Gary Maskiell sailing, Lisa Phillips lawn bowls, Mark Thorpe sailing with a disability, Mia Ross athletics, Natasha Exell basketball with a disability and Aoife Coughlan judo. This year’s bankmecu Gippstar monthly junior winners are Taylah Bott netball, Maeve Coughlan judo, Josh Street table tennis, Aofie Coughlan judo, Jasmine Doultree swimming, Aaron Nabulsi judo, Zoe Quinsey-Munro athletics, Benjamin Currie motorcycle riding, Darcie Morton table tennis, Damon Morton SC skiing and biathlon and Mikaela Cornellisen swimming. Nominations for Team and Club of the Year are Alberton Football Netball Association Open Netball Team, Under 13 Gulls Hockey Team, Gippsland Power and Traralgon Judo Club Special Achievers to be acknowledged are Danny Anderson volleyball, Daniel Sullivan surf life saving and Rick Gray Australian Rules Football.

las and Jeanie Baker with two wins and one loss. An improver’s prize was awarded to Veto Serafino (skip), Mary Tumino and Ed Hanley. Ronald McDonald House will be the recipient of the proceeds of the occasion.

mornings with a 10am start on August 19 and 26. Roll-ups and coaching will be held each Monday at 10am in September. The first of the ladies pennant practice will be held on September 10 at 10am against Phillip Island. The men’s noticeboard contains a form for the 2013-14 men’s availability for men’s pennant season. The next club’s monthly triples day will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 9.30am start, and BYO lunch. Until the next report, good bowling - ‘Jackhigh’.

Sport grants open MEMBER for Bass, the Hon Ken Smith MP encourages all sporting groups in the Bass Electorate to apply for a grant in Round 1 of the Coalition Government’s Sporting Uniforms grant program which closes on Thursday, August 29. “Grants of up to $1000 are available to eligible clubs to help with the costs associated with providing sports uniforms and gear for their members,” said Ken Smith. “These grants can assist clubs to provide uniforms for members who may be excluded from sport due to having none or incomplete uniforms or safety gear. It also helps with jackets and tracksuits in club colours, umpires’ uniforms and new uniforms if club colours change.” “Items such as footy boots, tracksuits, jumpers, shirts, runners, bathers, hats and leotards are eligible items. Clubs that have not received funding in the previous 12 months are able to apply again this round,” he said. Priority will be given to items which reduce the barriers to participation due to socio-economic disadvantage and those items which will increase participation of all ages in a sporting or physically active arena. Ken Smith said “Sports uniforms are a costly item for clubs and members and these grants can assist to make the difference between participating or not.” “Jump on board now before August 29 and show the community you are proactive in helping members become or remain active within your club,” he said. Further details and application forms are available at or the new Victorian Government grant website

Inverloch bowls THE carpet bowls elimination series continued to establish the finalists for the club championship to be held at the Stoneham-night Presentation Dinner, this Friday. Seats for this event are still available. Entry forms are available at the Inverloch Bowling Club, inside the club-rooms and on the blackboard, outside. Social games were played concurrent with elimination games, but not scored in the usual way, because numbers were uneven. Today (Tuesday) marks the end of the carpet bowling season, and heralds the warm-up days for Mens’ Lawn Bowls, which commence in earnest with the historic reenactment of the Battle of Hastings (Not a

re-enactment of the bloody cross-bow and broad-sword battle of 1066, but the annual play-off between Hastings and Inverloch Bowling Clubs pennant teams for a perpetual trophy) Inverloch Men’s Pennant players are asked to register their entry on the “Battle of Hastings” forms at the clubhouse. More information on Ladies Pennant warm-up next week. Wednesday, August 14 saw no play, due to the more than generous rainfall of recent days. Time to come out of retirement, Uncle Noah. All is forgiven. Saturday, in the absence of a Korumburra/ Inverloch play-off this year, the match committee hastily organised a social game for 12 players, two games , six pairs, won by Edith Perret and Ron Burge (S). Runners-up were Paul Davis and Serena Bonnici (S).

• Wonthaggi Table Tennis

Great start for season A GRADE and A Reserve table tennis teams commenced last week. B Grade takes off with six teams on Thursday at 7pm after junior coaching. A Reserve teams began the season with eight new registered players and more than a few surprises. Eleven year old primary school student Micah Condron faced off to his first A Reserve match as a number one player - quite an achievement. Micah’s nine year old brother Jesse has hit the number two spot this season and is expected to do well. Hector Hilberto (NHL Winners) and Ed Beischer (All is Well), playing in number two spots, won all their games. Twelve year old Mackenzie Gardner, (Fluro Ninja’s) promoted to A Reserve from B Grade, won one singles and her doubles with Steve Anstey. A Grade players were in great form. Glenn Bolam (The Humans) was on fire and surprised with a well deserved win over Zach Anstey (Young and Old) in six.

Although the end result of that match was 4-1 it was no indication of the fierce competition, with very close results in all games. SMS (Michael Ede and Sebastian Vethanayagam) had a nail biting finish against Blindside (Luke Anstey, Averil Roberts), with Sebastian taking out the decider against Averil. Bruce Harmer and Trish Denier (Here and There) had a 4-1 win over Case deBondt and Eric VanZuyden (Dutchies). Bruce’s set against Case went to five with Bruce winning on the fifth 20-18 in a mammoth tussle. Junior coaching continues from 6pm to 7pm at the Table Tennis Centre each Thursday. Still room for more starters aged 8-14. B Grade commences this Thursday at 7pm with six teams. Four of the young players are only eight years of age but are showing great potential. It is interesting to note Wonthaggi table tennis players range in age from eight years to 75. It is certainly a game for all ages. Wonthaggi A Grade standard is excep-

tionally high with young players coming through the ranks and striving for inclusion. Getting to the top requires dedicated commitment as well as talent, but five teenagers have reached this goal in the past two years. For more information ring Bruce on 5672 2130

Wonthaggi table tennis Ladders - August 19 A Grade Young and Old ............. 4 4 (18) Here and There............ 4 4 (17) SMS .............................. 4 3 (14) Blindside....................... 0 2 (10) The Humans .................. 0 1 (12) Dutchies ......................... 0 1 (9) Justin/Heitor ........................... bye A Reserve All is Well ..................... 4 7 (22) Fluro Ninjas ................. 4 5 (18) NHL Winners............... 4 5 (17) Pixies............................. 0 4 (16) Wannabee Cowboys ...... 0 3 (12) Sensational Smashers .... 0 1 (7)

Leading players A Grade Bruce Harmer ...................... 2 Fred de Bondt...................... 2 Michael Ede ........................ 2 A Reserve Steve Anstey........................ 2 Jacob Methven .................... 2 Nancy Pattinson .................. 2 Ed Beischer ......................... 2 Hector Hilberto ................... 2

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| SPORT • Korumburra City Vs Leongatha Knights

Korumburra hold Brian Newey Shield KORUMBURRA took on the Leongatha Knights for the right to hold on to the Brian Newey shield for 2013, the weather was terrible, wind, rain and cold temperatures however the pitch held up well. City started well to score the first two goals and was on top, but to Leongatha’s credit it did not lie down and fought back into the match with the next three goals. Another goal each in a tight tussle saw the Knights go into half time leading 4-3. After the break the weather got even worse but the Burra worked very hard against the wind and kept on attacking. Midway through the half Korumburra scored again levelling the scores at four all. The Burra’s defence was holding up as both teams were desperate to break the deadlock, Korumburra finally got the lead after a goal from Hayden Smith and from there never lost the lead. Korumburra hung on to take the Brian Newey Shield 5-4 and keep its finals hopes still alive. Congratulations to both sides for a great tough game in very poor conditions.

Women Korumburra women took on Leongatha in poor weather conditions although the pitch was fairly good as it was the first match on it for the day. Bree Allen was the first to score for Korumburra, followed by Chloe Rodda for the Burra’s second. Leongatha had plenty of their own play in the first half and managed 2 goals to have the scores level at the half time break 2-2. Early in the second half the Knights jumped out to a lead after scoring another goal but this was quickly answered by Bree Allen to level the scores again. With only minutes to go Tara Wallace got one over the Leongatha keepers head to give Korumburra a well deserved 4-3 victory.

Reserves In wet and windy conditions on a heavy and slippery pitch both Leongatha and Korumburra struggled to get any running game going. Midway through the first half Hayden Smith took a free kick and converted to put City up 1-0 which remained the score at half time. The second half was a real slog for both sides; Daniel Vanderswartz took the gloves to keep for his side, was under pressure but doing well. Midway through the second half it looked like Korumburra’s goal was going to be enough but a goal to the Knights and all of a sudden its confidence lifted and

Korumburra’s defence started to break down allowing another three quick goals. Leongatha finished the game running on top of the mud and winning 4-1.

Under 16s Korumburra and Leongatha started well with the Burra adapting to the windy conditions early. City was dominating play with the Burra keeper having a quiet start to the match. Korumburra opened the scoring through Jimmy Clifford and Jarred Chesterfield doubling the score five minutes later. Korumburra sat ahead 2-0 at half time. Leongatha had the wind advantage in the second half but the Burra forwards were working hard to keep the play in the Leongatha half. Hayden Smith increased the lead with a well taken header; Jimmy Clifford scored his second after 30 minutes and with four minutes to go Aiden Richards scored the Burra’s fifth goal to register a well deserved win.

Under 13s Korumburra was missing Jordan and Beau from the starting line-up and Liam Richards helped out by filling in, it was a fair task with only 10 players against a good Leongatha side. Players and spectators alike braved the blustery conditions and Leongatha had the wind advantage in the first half, but sometimes it seemed to be more of a hindrance as the Knights overshot the mark on a number of occasions. Strikes sailed over the crossbar and corners made their way from one side of the pitch to the other. There seemed to be no predicting what the wind would do. Leongatha opened the scoring after a Korumburra hand ball in the box resulted in a penalty. Sam converted, just slipping it past the keeper. Leongatha seemed to control all of the momentum in the first half with the defensive line holding strong and the attackers willing to take their chances on goal. Joaquin made a fast break and found the back of the net not long before half time. The second half would prove to be a much tighter contest, with the wind helping with Korumburra’s long balls and their strikers willing to run onto anything loose. Korumburra’s Harry found himself with space to run and slipped one past the Leongatha keeper for their first and only goal. But Leongatha reset and were able to hold the Korumburra attackers at bay while finding the net again twice. Solid work by Alex and Sam in the midfield ensured that the score line stayed where it was until the end of the match. Final score, Leongatha 4 - Korumburra 1. Knights player of the day was Sam Bainbridge for his cool head and leadership in the midfield.

Korumburra volleyball Round 4 A Grade: Warriors d Pirates (2:1) 25:20, 24:26, 14:11. Champions d Giants (2:1) 28:26, 25:18, 15:17. Bugs d Golliwogs (2:1) 25:20, 25:19, 19:21. B Grade: Chargers d Shark Bait (3:0) 25:11, 25:20, 25:17.

HELP d Misfits (3:0) 25:21, 25:8, 25:15. Panthers d M. G. Holy Cows (3:0) 25:9 25:18, 25:18.

Round 5 A Grade: Pirates d Champions (3:0) 25:8, 25:17, 25:9. Golliwogs d Warriors (2:0)

25:21, 25:18, 17:16. Giants d Bugs (2:1) 25:22, 25:16, 20:25, 0:9. B Grade: Misfits d M. G. Holy Cows (3:1) 25:12, 25:16, 23:25, 24:13. Panthers d Shark Bait (3:0) 25:18, 25:16, 25:21. Chargers d HELP (2:1) 19:25, 25:21, 25:14.

Smiling soccer players: Leongatha Under 13 side celebrate another strong performance over Korumburra in their run into the finals.

• South Coast Stars v Wonthaggi

Even result for women HIGH winds and driving rain made for difficult conditions as the South Coast Stars and Wonthaggi Wolves battled each other, and the elements, in the local derby. The wind blew in Wonthaggi’s favour in the first half and this immediately put pressure on the Stars defence. Both teams managed to eke out some chances in the difficult conditions and after 20 minutes there was a scramble for the ball inside the box before Wonthaggi managed to slip it into the goal. The weather worsened with horizontal rain and gale force winds making it very difficult to string any passes and the teams went to the break with Wonthaggi still just one goal up. Mercifully the wind died down slightly and rain eased off for the second half of the game. The girls found it harder to stay on their feet in slippery

conditions in the second half but luckily there were no injuries. Late in the second half the South Coast Stars were also awarded a penalty kick at goal but missed and time seemed to be against them finding an equaliser, however, with seconds to go Stars’ midfielder Margie Matheson’s shot deflected off the post equalling the score and it remained 1-1 at the final whistle. A great game by two friendly rivals.

Senior men With Wonthaggi unable to field a team the South Coast Stars was awarded a 3-0 victory which put it back into fourth place on goal difference, just ahead of Mirboo North, its opponents next week. This forthcoming game now shapes as an elimination final as the victor will most likely make the top four and go through to the knockout stages of the competition. It promises to be a tense 90 minutes.

Netballers chase dream THE region’s best netballers vied for selection to represent Gippsland on Sunday. Open, 17 and under, and 15 and under netballers attempted the first of several tryouts at Meeniyan for the Gippsland Region side to contest the state championships in Melbourne on October 5 and 6. Deb Allott, coaches coordinator for Gippsland, said the tryouts were attended by netballers from across South Gippsland and even as far as Moe. “We’re still hoping to have more girls try out,” she said. Cath Chester of Foster will coach the open side, Caz Thomas of Dalyston will coach the 17 and under team, and Jenny McRae from Dalyston will coach the 15 and under girls. Further tryouts will be held on September 8, 15 and 22 at Meeniyan, with the final squad announced on September 22. For more information, contact Deb Allott on 0418 380 699.

Best shot: vying for selection to the Gippsland side on Sunday, were from left, Kelsey Angwin of Foster Netball Club, Ebony Clavarino of Toora Netball Club and Olivia Cope of Stony Creek Netball Club.

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• Leongatha Parrots Netball Meg Rosser: the Parrot’s shooter uses her reach to get her hands on the netball. Photo credit Mark Drury.

Parrots fly over Lions A Grade: Leongatha 72 def Moe 44 Awards: Kasie Rump (Voyage Fitness), Kath Reid (South Gipps. Therapy Centre) and Laura Higgins (Influence Clothing) Auction: Kath Reid Strong start to a fantastic win! Really great effort spread across the whole court. Great win girls. B Grade: Leongatha 70 def Moe 44 Awards: Jaclyn Smith (Skin Therapy) and Courtney Lever (Henriettas) Auction: Mel Hughes Great game. You all played as a team. Some great passages of play through the court, really good defensive pressure all the way through the game. C Grade: Leongatha 36 def Moe 19 Awards: Crista Davies (BodyFirst) and Car-

lie McNamara (Paradise Pizza) Auction: Ruth Crawford A fantastic effort by the girls today. Great defences all down the court. You guys kept pushing and came out with a great win. Keep up the good work and good luck next week. Under 17s: Leongatha 21 lost to Moe 37 Awards: Ashlee Van Rooy (Voyage Fitness), Aimee O’Loughlin (Evans Petroleum) and Anna McCracken (RSL) Great effort girls, you really played like a team. Lots of energy in the first quarter, and good driving into the centre third. Great back up by the defence on the attacking third line. Keep the energy up, win or lose you’re a joy to watch. Under 15s: Leongatha 35 lost to Moe 44

Awards: Georgia Riseley (Evans Petroleum), Koby Dennison (Network Video) and Sara Riseley (Bakers Delight) A great team effort today girls, well done. Moe putting on lots of pressure and the Gatha girls did well to stay with them. A really nice clean game to watch and you girls should be proud of how far you have come. Come out firing next week. Under 13s: Leongatha 32 def Morwell 14 Awards: Brooke Matera (Evan’s Petroleum) and Taylah Brown (Serafinos) A great game by the girls, you all played fabulously. The leads down the court were excellent and their fight for the ball was great. All the girls have improved out of sight. Keep it up!

LDNA netball Saturday, August 17

Looking for options: Kara Wogan-Browne looks for a teammate to pass to on Saturday.

Gippsland netball Results - Round 17

Not today: Kath Reid puts up her hands for an intercept on Saturday. Photo credit Mark Drury.

LDNA TWILIGHT NETBALL SPRING COMP STARTS August 27 (12 week competition)

TUESDAY Ladies Seniors & Juniors

WEDNESDAY Mixed Seniors & Juniors Entry forms: Kelvin Johns Bi Rite. Entries Close August 21 Team and info to Phone: Phil Smith 0437 624 261 Barb Challis 0403 047 902 Kerri Bentvelzen 0407 317 413 TWI1920016 .

A Grade: Sale 67 d Drouin 35, Wonthaggi 33 d Maffra 32, Morwell 44 d Traralgon 30, Leongatha 72 d Moe 44, Bairnsdale 61 d Warragul 30. B Grade: Drouin 44 drew Sale 44, Maffra 60 d Wonthaggi 28, Morwell 35 d Traralgon 34, Leongatha 70 d Moe 42, Bairnsdale 42 d Warragul 32. C Grade: Drouin 30 d Sale 18, Wonthaggi 34 d Maffra 24, Traralgon 30 d Morwell 26, Leongatha 36 d Moe 19, Bairnsdale 41 d Warragul 12. 17 & Under: Sale 53 d Drouin 27, Wonthaggi 39 d Maffra 29, Traralgon 38 d Morwell 14, Moe 37 d Leongatha 21, Bairnsdale 58 d Warragul 7, 15 & Under: Drouin 36 d Sale 24, Wonthaggi 38 d Maffra 25, Traralgon 50 d Morwell 13, Moe 44 d Leongatha 35, Bairnsdale 35 d Warragul 8. 13 & Under: Drouin 28 d Sale 23, Maffra 41 d Wonthaggi 23, Traralgon 38 d Morwell 1, Leongatha 32 d Moe 14, Bairnsdale 45 d Warragul 12.

Ladders A Grade Sale .............................179.67 Leongatha ..................129.48 Morwell ......................123.23 Wonthaggi ..................107.34 Drouin ........................ 117.52 Maffra............................96.14 Traralgon .......................90.36 Bairnsdale .....................78.69

68 56 54 40 36 26 24 20

Moe ...............................67.85 Warragul ........................53.18 B Grade Morwell ......................207.75 Leongatha ..................163.45 Traralgon ...................144.30 Maffra ........................100.96 Moe ...............................86.06 Drouin ...........................96.42 Sale................................81.46 Bairnsdale .....................78.26 Wonthaggi .....................64.41 Warragul ........................57.89 C Grade Morwell ......................161.38 Wonthaggi ..................160.52 Traralgon ...................168.29 Bairnsdale .................. 116.67 Leongatha ..................123.50 Drouin ......................... 112.88 Maffra............................81.24 Sale................................82.75 Moe ...............................43.57 Warragul ........................38.93 17 & Under Traralgon ...................216.16 Sale .............................168.51 Wonthaggi ..................145.15 Maffra ........................154.49 Bairnsdale ..................108.24 Moe ............................. 114.84 Leongatha......................84.80 Drouin ...........................66.91 Morwell .........................42.96 Warragul ........................34.43 15 & Under Sale .............................198.91 Traralgon ...................195.77 Wonthaggi ..................152.38 Bairnsdale .................. 111.75 Drouin ..........................99.41 Maffra..........................123.96 Moe ...............................87.02 Leongatha......................70.16 Warragul ........................52.31 Morwell .........................30.04 13 & Under Maffra ........................235.09 Traralgon ...................222.35 Sale .............................200.72 Bairnsdale ..................164.85 Drouin ........................130.95 Wonthaggi ...................142.94 Leongatha......................61.24 Warragul ........................28.44 Moe ...............................34.84 Morwell .........................22.17

16 0 68 60 48 42 36 32 26 16 8 4 60 58 54 48 36 34 22 16 8 4 64 56 54 50 36 32 20 20 8 0 68 60 48 40 40 36 24 16 8 0 60 60 52 46 38 36 24 16 8 0

11/Under: Mt Eccles Purple 16 d Mt Eccles Aqua 5, St Laurence Gold 9 d Mt Eccles Pink 5, Mirboo North White 14 d Town Tangerine 3, St Laurence Maroon 10 d Town Black 6, Mirboo North Purple 17 d Mirboo North Gold 5, Meeniyan & District 17 d Mt Eccles White 8. 13/Under: Mirboo North Gold 27 d Town Black 23, Meenyan & District 30 d Town Tangerine 18, Mirboo North Purple 23 d St Laurence 11, Mt Eccles Aqua 14 d

Mt Eccles Pink 6. 15/Under: Town Black 25 d Mt Eccles White 14, Mt Eccles Navy 26 d St Laurence Blue 19, Mirboo North 31 d Town Tangerine 21. C Grade: Town Black 51 d Mirboo North Purple 9, Meeniyan & District Blue 52 d St Laurence 21, Mirboo North Gold 39 d Meeniyan & District Yellow 36. B Grade: Town Green 52 d Town Black 35, Mt Eccles Navy 55 d Mt Eccles White 47. A Grade: Town 59 d Mt Eccles Navy 29, St Laurence 46 d Mt Eccles White 25.

Ladders 13/U Mirboo North Gold ...300.93 27 Mirboo Nth Purple....153.13 24

Town Black ................160.87 Meeniyan & Dist .......128.96 St Laurence ...................94.87 Mt Eccles Aqua .............61.76 Mt Eccles Purple ...........56.45 Town Tangerine.............55.56 Mt Eccles Pink ..............42.21 15/U Mirboo North ............169.59 Town Black ................130.92 St Laurence Blue .......108.37 Mt Eccles Navy ..........104.76 Mt Eccles White ............88.30 Town Tangerine.............79.12 St Laurence Gold ..........59.01 C Grade Meen & Dist Blue ......185.01 Meen & Dist Yellow...120.91 Mirboo Nth Gold .......121.93 Mirboo Nth Purple....102.62 Town Tangerine............. 71.60 St Laurence ...................60.99 Town Black ...................73.36 B Grade Town Black ................141.36 Town Green................106.09 Mt Eccles Navy ............85.21 Mt Eccles White ..........74.25 A Grade Town ...........................175.29 St Laurence ................134.85 Mt Eccles Navy ............63.29 Mt Eccles White ..........67.19

22 19 18 10 8 6 6 26 21 15 15 13 13 9 28 22 20 14 11 10 7 20 18 10 8 24 22 6 4

Alberton netball Results - Round 20 August 17 A Grade: InverlochKongwak 58 d Tarwin 22, Toora 54 d Kilcunda-Bass 23, Phillip Island 69 d Yarram 22, Fish Creek 54 d Stony Creek 30, Korumburra-Bena 39 d Dalyston 28, Foster 51 d MDU 29. B Grade: KorumburraBena 35 d Dalyston 34, Tarwin 62 d InverlochKongwak 36, Toora 58 d Kilcunda-Bass 20, Foster 64 d MDU 28, Fish Creek 77 d Stony Creek 27, Phillip Island 43 d Yarram 36. C Grade: Dalyston 20 d Korumburra-Bena 19, Inverloch-Kongwak 56 d Tarwin 27, Foster 36 d MDU 19, Stony Creek 38 d Fish Creek 31, Phillip Island 55 d Yarram 9. 17 & Under: Dalyston 37 drew Korumburra-Bena 37, Inverloch-Kongwak 45 d Tarwin 18, Toora 35 d Kilcunda-Bass 22, Foster 26 d MDU 18, Stony Creek 42 d Fish Creek 20, Phillip Island 43 d Yarram 15. 15 & Under: Korumburra-Bena 27 d Dalyston 22, Inverloch-Kongwak 43 d Tarwin 5, Kilcunda-Bass 65 d Toora 6, MDU 27 d Foster 21, Fish Creek 38 d

Stony Creek 1, Yarram 36 d Phillip Island 16. 13 & Under: Toora 20 d Kilcunda-Bass 18, Dalyston 18 d Korumburra-Bena 7, Inverloch-Kongwak 64 d Tarwin 5, MDU 22 d Foster 19, Fish Creek 43 d Stony Creek 3, Phillip Island 33 d Yarram 11.

Ladders A Grade Kor-Bena ....................326.23 Dalyston .....................257.43 Fish Creek ..................193.67 Foster..........................153.21 Inv-Kongwak ............. 118.96 Phillip Island..............148.20 Stony Creek.................129.09 MDU .............................98.31 Yarram ...........................61.92 Tarwin ...........................55.64 Toora .............................54.25 DWWWW.....................37.00 Kil-Bass.........................23.52 B Grade Kor-Bena ....................189.98 Foster..........................246.54 Dalyston .....................155.23 DWWWW..................142.63 Phillip Island..............131.35 Fish Creek ..................135.32 MDU ........................... 116.52 Tarwin ......................... 113.69 Stony Creek...................73.73 Inv-Kongwak ................60.64 Toora .............................48.89 Yarram ...........................46.41 Kil-Bass.........................32.86 C Grade Kor-Bena ....................239.75 Inv-Kongwak .............158.99 Dalyston .....................143.21 Stony Creek ...............132.80 Phillip Island..............141.15 Toora ..........................103.03

68 68 56 52 48 44 38 28 26 20 16 4 0 68 66 52 48 48 46 40 36 24 16 12 12 0 64 56 56 56 44 44

Fish Creek ...................121.43 Tarwin ...........................89.43 Foster.............................91.05 MDU .............................65.62 DWWWW.....................58.23 Yarram ...........................36.77 Kil-Bass.........................22.41 17 & Under Stony Creek ...............208.27 Dalyston .....................157.97 Inv-Kongwak .............144.20 Kor-Bena ....................157.33 Fish Creek ..................138.84 Foster.......................... 119.96 Tarwin ...........................97.43 Phillip Island .................97.00 DWWWW.....................77.30 MDU .............................64.49 Yarram ...........................58.71 Toora .............................48.76 Kil-Bass.........................38.63 15 & Under Fish Creek ..................251.94 Kor-Bena ....................203.54 Yarram .......................195.87 Phillip Island..............191.09 Inv-Kongwak .............161.71 Kil-Bass ......................165.58 Dalyston ......................136.23 MDU ...........................105.90 Foster...........................104.60 Stony Creek...................37.68 DWWWW.....................28.27 Toora .............................26.74 Tarwin ...........................16.53 13 & Under Dalyston ..................... 411.76 Inv-Kongwak .............301.52 Kor-Bena ....................284.62 MDU ...........................222.55 Foster.......................... 223.11 Phillip Island..............230.14 Fish Creek ...................201.83 DWWWW.....................64.99 Yarram ...........................45.71 Toora .............................30.34 Kil-Bass.........................26.60 Stony Creek...................23.52 Tarwin ...........................21.69

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Fishy strong in battle of the Creeks FISH Creek travelled across to the racecourse on Saturday to take on Stony Creek on a fine day. The rain stayed away but a strong wind blew across the ground towards the racing club. The game got under way with both sides keen to get on the board early. It was an entertaining opening going goal for goal with four goals to Fishy and three to Stony, none better than a snap to Price for Fish Creek after gathering the ball and evading his opponent about 30 metres out, using the wind and curling the ball back post height. Chad Macri given another tough task in holding Robert

Eddy who has been in good form in recent weeks. Macri has taken some big scalps this year and Eddy was another good challenge for the young Kangaroo. Callan Park a welcome addition back into the Fish Creek side was moving well and getting plenty of the ball, as was Jack Hughes for the Lions. A slender six point lead at quarter time an indication the crowd was in for an entertaining afternoon. The second quarter underway and a tight opening with neither side able to capitalize on their opportunities and both sides struggling with the wind. It wasn’t until about the 14 minute mark the first goal was registered to Stony Creek’s Byrnes. The wind was not get-

ting any better and hitting targets proved extremely difficult for both sides. It was J. Staley who got on the end of a big kick into the Fishy forward 50 and slotted a nice long goal from 45 metres out. Not a minute later Fish Creek was into attack again and this time it was Rouda who earned a free kick for a nice tackle. His kick marked by Cooper who slotted another goal for the Kangas seconds before the half time siren. The Kangas were in front by 14 points at the main break. The game still anyone’s and both sides wanting to assert themselves in the third quarter. It was Fish Creek that was able to capitalize early with goals to J. Staley and Rouda within the first seven minutes of the half and the lead now out to 32 points to the Kangaroos. A minor altercation between Manne and Lucas

SENIORS Fish Creek 13.8.86 Stony Creek 8.9.57 Fish Creek Goals: J. Staley 4, J. Rouda 2, A. Seccull 1, E. Park 1, B. Cooper 1, C. Park 1, T. Hooker 1, T. Price 1, C. Macri 1 Stony Creek Goals: L. McMillan 4, R. McKnight 1, L. Bowman 1, K. Van Der Pluym 1, M. Green 1 Fish Creek Best: C. Macri, J. Staley, L. Park, C. Park, T. Price, B. Cooper Stony Creek Best: J. Hughes, L. Bowman, C. Le Page, M. Hinkley, R. Harmes, T. Stone

RESERVES Fish Creek 7.4.46 Stony Creek 2.4.16 Leading Goalkickers: D. Britton 2, M. Watkins 2, J. Lawson 2 (F) Fish Creek Best: M. Francis, J. McKenzie, T. Laaks, M. Watkins, R. Nicoll, D. Britton

Big fist: Fish Creek’s Blencowe spoils with plenty of crumbers from both sides ready to get a possession. Right: Loose ball: Cooper and Eddie jostle for the ball at the racecourse on Saturday.

Tigers full strength By Rover MIRBOO North commences its 2013 Mid Gippsland finals campaign when it meets Yinnar in the second semi final at EnergyAustralia Reserve, Newborough, this Saturday. The mighty Tigers are hopeful of selecting from a full list, with star onballers, Jacob Nash and Matt Holland, expected to return from injuries, following lengthy periods on the sidelines. Mirboo North should benefit from having a week off during the first weekend of finals, as a result of finishing on top of the ladder with 15 wins from its 18 matches. Both teams have recorded victories against each other this season – Mirboo North by 36 points at Tigerland in round five and Yinnar by 29 points at Yinnar last month. A key feature of the upcoming contest will be the performances of respective full-forwards, Tim Traill and Joshua Swift. Traill booted 101 home-and-away goals this year to take out the MGFL title for a seventh time and Swift was runner-up, with 80 majors. Playing coach, Sam

McCulloch, James Dowling, Brendan Chapman and Jake Roe-Duggan were all in brilliant form in Yinnar’s impressive 42-point qualifying final win over Newborough at Yinnar on Saturday. Mirboo North will be looking to defenders, Drew Gardener, Stuart Keel, Daniel Taylor, Dwayne Gunn, Alex Windsor and Simon Fragiacomo to keep Yinnar’s forwards reasonably quiet. Mirboo North’s mobile workforce of Joe Brooks, Jack Robertson, Brian Waters, Simon Busuttil, Anthony Bence, Shane Peters, Damien Turner and Josh Taylor will be doing their best to transport the Sherrin towards forwards, Traill, Kris Berchtold, Dale McGennisken and Don Webb, with minimum fuss. A win for either side gives it a direct route into the 2013 grand final at Morwell Recreation Reserve on Saturday, September 7.

QUALIFYING FINAL Saturday, August 17 SENIORS Yinnar 13.12.90 d Newborough 7.6.48 RESERVES Mirboo North 7.5.47 d Yinnar Mirboo North goals: P. Aveling 3, A. McCarthy 1, P. Taylor 1, D. Banks 1. L. Smit 1.

ELIMINATION FINAL Sunday, August 18 SENIORS Trafalgar 7.9.51 d Boolarra 6.11.47 Trafalgar goals: J. Hines 2, T. Leys 2, B. Slater 1, R. Holdsworth 1, M. Swenson 1. Best: D. Farrell, C. Kyriacou, D. Long, M. Swenson, J. Hines, B. Slater. Boolarra goals: T. Dowe 2, D. Metcalf 1, S. Mazou 1, K. Towt 1, J. Emery 1. Best: J. Cargill, T. Salerno, J. Elson, S. Fox, M. Buglisi, M. Van Dyke.

RESERVES Boolarra 6.8.44 d Trafalgar 5.7.37 Boolarra goals: J. Reid 2, M. Bloss 1, S. Colbert 1, K. Foley 1, J. Kelly 1. Best: S. Buglisi, J. Kelly, S. Colbert, T. Beamish, E. Stanton, M. Windsor. Trafalgar goals: J. Dawson 2, B. Faltum 1, J. Baldassa 1, J. Noonan 1. Best: A. Gringhuis, G. Rankin, C. De Haas, T. Tatterson, D. Vanboven, B. Whelan.

THIRDS Newborough 12.19.91 d Trafalgar 2.3.15 FOURTHS Mirboo North 5.7.37 d Yallourn-Yall North 4.3.27 Mirboo North goals: T. Taylor 3, T. Bolton 1, J. Moro 1. Best: W. Graeme, J. Moro, T. Taylor, J. Best, J. Buxton, T. Bolton. Yallourn-Yall North goals: D. Bath 2, R. Hearn 1, R. Reid 1. Best: D. Bath, R. Reid, E. Milojevic, J. Heriban, B. Twaddle, R. Hearn.

Best: M. Taylor, J. Grande, P. Taylor, M. Jones, B. Harriage, A. McCarthy. Yinnar: G. Richards, D. Nardino, L. Clarke, L. Bremner, M. Nardino, D. Young.

THIRDS Thorpdale 10.9.69 d Yinnar 3.9.27 FOURTHS Yarragon 10.9.69 d Newborough 3.3.21

Byrnes earned the two of them a rest on the bench and when Macri goaled from a free kick late in the quarter the margin pushed out to 43 points. The game was being played on Fish Creek terms. The final quarter, the longest of the match with plenty of scoring opportunities to both sides but again it was the Kangaroos who were on the scoreboard first after a snap from Rouda sailed straight through the middle only one minute into the quarter. Stony persisted and to its credit never gave up for a minute, the result a goal to Mick Green who crossed from Foster earlier in the year. The Stony boys continued to press and another couple of goals to McMillan would add some respectability to the score line, the final margin 29 points a good hit out for Fishy with finals next week.

Stony Creek Best: J. Zuidema, A. Verboon, M. Dyer, J. Accardi, R. Phelan, B. Byrne

THIRDS Fish Creek 12.18.90 Stony Creek 2.5.17 Leading Goalkicker: J. Buckland 4 (F) Fish Creek Best: J. Buckland, T. Smith, D. Walker, K. Jacobson, B. Pulham, B. Harfield/Park Stony Creek Best: J. Zuidema, J. Brydon, W. Stewart, L. Harrington, B. Jones, T. Sinclair

FOURTHS Fish Creek 4.13.37 Stony Creek 1.1.7 Leading Goalkickers: all singles Fish Creek Best: G. Park, R. Pridham, J. Walker, D. Ryan, G. Batten Stony Creek Best: B. Thomson, J. Tiziani, K. Wilson, B. Jones, K. Newton, W. Collins

• Leongatha Cycling

Smith outrides bunch CLUB racing was held from the Outtrim recreation reserve on Saturday. Whilst the day was fine there was a solid north-west wind blowing. The seniors raced through Kongwak and West Creek over a course which featured several climbs early in the race followed by a generally flat run back to Outtrim. There were 17 starters early in the afternoon but Rod Cheney hit a windblown branch and fell and needed the ambulance to assist. That delayed the start and upset the afternoon’s plans. The senior field had Stuart Smith and Brett Franklin on scratch and chasing four minutes to Kevin Feely, Tom and Dave McFarlane and Peter Hollins. Further out on six minutes there was a bunch of five riders. At nine minutes there were two riders whilst limit 13 minutes had three riders – Steve Wilson, Tony Giles and Dave Bennett. The first climb of the day is the steep pinch up to the Tintersection of the Inverloch Road and the Korumburra Road just to the east of Kongwak. The bunches all passed through this intersection in order. This left them the run through Kongwak and up to the Glen Alvie corner before the run down through Korrine and toward Wonthaggi.

Winners group: from left, second Thomas McFarlane, first and fastest time Stuart Smith, third Brett Franklin and junior event winner Austin Timmins. Again the riders were keeping together and the tail wind and flat going through West Creek helped in this intent. However, it saw some high speeds so that at the Lynnes Road and Inverloch Road intersection there was just Steve Wilson and Tony Giles with only around one minute lead with the other bunches almost together as they made the turn. By the time the riders reached the right hand turn for the back to Outtrim the field was all together and facing some cross winds. The back markers were quick to take advantage of this and Stuart Smith, Brett Franklin and Tom McFarlane moved away from the other riders and

held a 100 metre gap to the finish at the reserve. The dash to the line saw Stuart claim the win from Tom McFarlane and Brett Franklin. The time for the journey was a slick 1.00.36 hour. The chasing bunch was lead home by Peter Hollins for fourth, followed by Brad Bouquet, Kevin Feely, Steve Allen, Dave McFarlane, Chris Rowe and Tony Clark rounding out the top 10. The junior race was raced 3km toward Leongatha South before returning past the reserve and racing out to the Inverloch Road and back. Alex Bennet started on six minutes and was followed by Aaron Fraser and Sam Warren (Melbourne) on two minutes with Matt Minogue and Austin

Timmins on scratch. After having chased for several weeks and failing to catch all the riders, Austin was able to salute the judges with a first and fastest ride in a time of 31.09. Sam Warren, the son of a former club champion, Paul Warren, showed some good form as he managed to go with the scratch rider and only lost contact on the climb to the finish and hence grab second. Next home was Matt Minogue followed by Alex Bennett and Aaron Fraser. The club has a monthly meeting at the Love residence on Tuesday night. Next weekend is the last handicap for the season with racing from Korrine.

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Island sunk by Yarram PHILLIP Island is out of form at the wrong end of the season.


Kil-Bass ..... 16 2 0 Dalyston ..... 16 2 0 Yarram ....... 14 3 1 Phillip Is..... 13 4 1 Kor-Bena .... 13 5 0 Fish Creek... 12 6 0 Inv-K’wak ......8 10 0 Stony Creek...7 11 0 Foster ............6 12 0 Tarwin ...........6 12 0 MDU..............3 15 0 Toora Dist.....2 16 0 DWWWW ......0 18 0


228.11 193.96 161.67 169.60 188.74 149.05 105.81 122.80 81.43 46.66 53.39 43.17 20.68


64 64 58 54 52 48 32 28 24 24 12 8 0

GOALKICKERS K. Bergles (Kil-Bass) ......... (7) 109 M. Kraska (Dalyston) ........ (4) 76 B. Fisher (Dalyston) .......... (0) 73 C. Sutherland (Yarram) ..... (6) 73 J. Wells (Kil-Bass)............. (9) 68 M. Cooke (Kor-Bena) ........ (1) 50 B. Lynch (Yarram) ............. (2) 49 M. Price (Phillip Is) ........... (0) 45 L. McMillan (Stony Ck) ..... (4) 40 C. Urie (Kor-Bena) ............. (3) 39

The Bulldogs lost its second game in the row and slipped to fourth on the ladder at the end of the home and away season in windy conditions at Yarram. The Demons dominated play early but lucky for the Island they couldn’t kick straight, with five behinds before its first goal. The Island kicked a couple of goals against the flow of play through James Taylor and skipper Scott Riordan. Shane Murdoch kicked a late goal for the Island to see them up by nine points at the first change. Yarram came out after the break and continued to show its dominance on the game, this time kicking a bit straighter, adding two early goals before the Island kicked its first through a great goal from youngster Brodie Johnston. Yarram hit back straight away to leave it in touching distance of the Island, Mark Griffin stretched the Island’s lead but the joy was short lived as Yarram kicked two late goals for the quarter to go into the long break up by seven points. It was all Yarram at the start of the third quarter as it piled on four unanswered goals before the Island could start making any impact on the scoreboard. It was through the Bulldogs’ engine room, James Taylor, which the next two and the only two for the Island


SENIORS Yarram 16.11.107 Phillip Island 9.8.62 Yarram Goals: C. Sutherland 6, B. Lynch 2, N. Lynch 2, R. Underwood 2, J. Anderson 1, K. Sutherland 1, M. Pettitt 1, G. Underwood 1 Phillip Island Goals: J. Taylor 4, S. Murdoch 2, B. Johnston 1, M. Griffin 1, S. Riordan 1 Yarram Best: T. Davis, J. Moore, J. Swift, G. Underwood, C. Bruns, J. Field Phillip Island Best: J. Taylor, B. Johnston, M. Wright, R. Linford, B. Potter, J. Youle

RESERVES Phillip Island 13.14.92 Yarram 3.6.24

Leading Goalkicker: J. Turner 4 (P) Phillip Island Best: T. Cleeland, C. McPhillips, T. Cole, K. McIntosh, J. Turner, J. Lees Yarram Best: B. McLeod, M. Earles, M. Clavarino, A. Holt, B. Chapman, M. O’Connor

THIRDS Phillip Island won by foreit.

FOURTHS Phillip Island 4.8.32 Yarram 3.2.20 Leading Goalkicker: Z. Jankowicz 2 (P) Phillip Island Best: J. Keating, A. Duyker, Z. Jankowicz, M. Coghlan, D. Ryan, T. Officer Yarram Best: W. McDonald, B. Wilson, J. Liversidge, L. Bentley, J. Treller, W. Bodman

Off and away: Phillip Island get a clean possession as Yarram try to find their feet on Saturday.

RESERVES Phillip Is..... 17 1 0 Dalyston ..... 16 2 0 Kor-Bena .... 16 2 0 Tarwin ....... 11 7 0 Foster ........ 11 7 0 Kil-Bass ..... 10 8 0 MDU..............9 9 0 Fish Creek .....9 9 0 Stony Creek...6 12 0 Inv-K’wak ......5 13 0 DWWWW ......4 14 0 Yarram ..........3 15 0 Toora Dist......0 18 0

were scored to keep it in touch at the final break. The last quarter ended in a bit of a blow out, Yarram kicked a couple of early goals and from there the Island couldn’t catch up. James Taylor and Shane Murdoch both added goals late for the Island as Yarram ran out winners by 45 points The Island has now dropped to fourth on the ladder and have to play in the second elimination final on Sunday against Korumburra-Bena at Alberton West while Yarram take on Fish Creek at Korumburra on Saturday.



410.65 497.52 474.94 117.50 103.12 158.00 104.76 85.95 54.62 57.38 35.41 32.33 14.99

68 64 64 44 44 40 36 36 24 20 16 12 0

GOALKICKERS K. Taylor (Phillip Is)............ (3) J. Fowles (Kor-Bena) .......... (0) R. Birnie (Dalyston)............ (1) D. Pruysers (Dalyston) ....... (2) J. Kyle (Kor-Bena) .............. (0) M. Dickason (Kil-Bass) ...... (5) N. Eddy (MDU)................... (3) A. Wallis (Dalyston) ........... (3) J. Parsons (Kil-Bass) ......... (0) L. Woolford (Phillip Is)....... (0) S. McIntyre (Phillip Is) ....... (0)

69 67 59 41 35 34 28 27 26 24 24

Rising star: Dalyston’s Britt Thomas.

Thomas a young star LAST year’s Alberton 15 and Under League Best and Fairest, Britt Thomas has had another outstanding season taking out the July Rising Star Award from Korumburra Sports and Spinal Clinic. The Dalyston young gun has relished every opportunity she’s been given to play in A Grade, enjoying the chance to play alongside older sister Jarney this year. Britt is a very fit player who has a strong work ethic and likes to push both herself and her teammates at training. Smart on the court she is an accurate shot and a great team player. She enjoys representing her league and region and this year was a member of the Alberton 17 and Under Regional State League winning team as well as the Alberton Open team which competed in the State Titles.


Dalyston ..... 17 1 0 Kor-Bena .... 15 3 0 MDU.......... 14 4 0 Kil-Bass ..... 14 4 0 Fish Creek... 12 6 0 Phillip Is..... 9 7 0 Foster ............9 7 1 Toora & Dist... 7 10 1 Tarwin ...........5 13 0 Yarram ..........5 11 0 Inv-K’wak ......4 14 0 Stony Creek...1 17 0 DWWWW ......1 16 0



396.91 342.22 300.18 284.79 258.33 138.16 136.43 62.75 46.03 28.89 49.35 28.90 9.89

68 60 56 56 48 44 42 30 20 20 16 4 4

GOALKICKERS J. McMillan (MDU) ............. (2) T. Hamilton (Dalyston) ....... (0) J. Buckland (Fish Ck) ......... (4) J. Andersen (Kil-Bass) ....... (4) Z. Walker (Kor-Bena).......... (0) B. Jones (Kil-Bass) ............ (2) B. Doran (Toora & Dist) ..... (0) R. McGannon (Fish Ck) ...... (1) A. Edwards (Phillip Is) ....... (0) T. Hamilton (Foster) ........... (0)

89 62 47 45 39 38 37 34 33 29



Kor-Bena .... 18 0 0 1421.43 Inv-K’wak.... 15 3 0 721.51 Dalyston ..... 14 3 0 550.87 Phillip Is..... 14 4 0 321.68 Fish Creek... 12 6 0 156.25 Yarram ....... 11 7 0 139.66 MDU..............9 9 0 86.24 Stony Creek...7 11 0 55.81 Kil-Bass.........6 12 0 77.36 Foster ............5 13 0 41.79 DWWWW ......3 15 0 16.32 Tarwin ...........2 16 0 20.67 Toora & Dist... 0 17 0 4.62 GOALKICKERS J. Black (Phillip Is) ............. (1) D. Crook (Kor-Bena)........... (0) X. Hughes (Inv-K’wak) ....... (5) O. Toussaint (Inv-K’wak) .... (3) M. Marotta (Dalyston) ........ (0) D. Brosnan (Dalyston)........ (0) C. Mckenzie (Inv-K)............ (6) B. Rogers (Fish Ck) ............ (0) J. Macri (Kor-Bena) ............ (4) F. Brosnan (Dalyston) ......... (0)


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Sea-Eagles fly home FOOTY DRAWS THIS WEEKEND ALBERTON ELIMINATION FINAL Saturday August 24 at Korumburra Yarram v Fish Creek ELIMINATION FINAL Sunday August 25 at Alberton west Phillip Island v Korum-Bena

MID GIPPSLAND 2ND SEMI FINAL Saturday August 24 Mirboo North v Yinnar 1ST SEMI FINAL Sunday August 25 Newborough v Trafalgar

GIPPSLAND Round 18 - August 24 Moe v Bairnsdale Warragul v Maffra Wonthaggi v Drouin Sale v Morwell (Night) Traralgon v Leongatha

ELLINBANK ELIMINATION FINAL Saturday August 24 Warragul Ind v Koo Wee Rup ELIMINATION FINAL Sunday August 25 Cora Lynn v Nar Nar Goon

INVERLOCH-Kongwak ended an up and down season on a high on Saturday toppling the Tarwin Sharks in Inverloch. The Sea-Eagles took flight in the blustery conditions and made the most of the breeze kicking with it from the first bounce. Tarwin struggled to get many possessions with the wind reaping havoc on its kicks. Inverloch-Kongwak was bringing the ball forward with ease but finding the middle of the sticks proved difficult kicking three majors from eight scoring shots in the first. This didn’t faze the team however as it led by 22 at the first break. Tarwin hit back in the second with Brenton Taber and Rob Houston doing their best for the Sharks, this resulted in some good

plays and soaring kicks into the forward 50. Despite Tarwin’s success with the wind resulting in three goals of its own it was I-K’s success against it that was hurting them. Three more goals to the home side into the breeze saw it keep its 22 point lead heading to the rooms at half time. Soumilas’ boys weren’t going to let up in the third when the advantage was back behind them. Sadler and Clark were making the most of the forward entries allowed by the breeze. Matt and Ben Chalmers were giving it their all for the visitors to only allow a goal for the quarter. I-K on the other hand piled on another four goals to its tally. Despite a late charge from Sharks in the final term in was the day to play

for I-K with another six goals going its way. This meant a total of 10 individual goal kickers with Clark and Sadler leading the way with three each. Inverloch-Kongwak finished 57 points ahead at the final siren – a fantastic way to end a rough season. Both teams failed to make the finals and will now start to prepare for 2014.

SENIORS Inverloch-Kongwak 16.14.110 Tarwin 8.5.53 Inverloch-Kongwak Goals: A. Sadler 3, D. Clark 3, C. Casey 2, C. Terlich 2, K. Rotthier 1, B. Hender 1, B. Soumilas 1, T. Cannon 1, N. Cairns 1, C. Spencer 1 Tarwin Goals: S. McMicking 2, T. Lomax 2, B. Chalmers 2, N. Browne 1, M. Chalmers 1 Inverloch-Kongwak Best: A. Cross, D. Lawton, C. Terlich, B. Withers, J. Brosnan, A. Sadler Tarwin Best: B. Taber, R. Houston, T. Cameron, S. McMicking, N. McRae, M. Chalmers

Big men fly: it was an action packed game when Inverloch-Kongwak took on Tarwin at Inverloch on Saturday.

RESERVES Tarwin 13.10.88 Inverloch-Kongwak 3.6.24 Leading Goalkicker: J. Ellen 5 (T) Tarwin Best: L. Barnett, M. Carter, B. Launder, J. Ellen, T. McMicking, S. McRae Inverloch-Kongwak Best: T. Bergmeier, A. Dowie, B. Hayes, C. Allum, R. Tegg, D. Howsam

THIRDS Tarwin 10.6.66 Inverloch-Kongwak 3.7.25 Leading Goalkicker: B. Chalmers 6 (T) Tarwin Best: L. Anderson, J. Smith, B. Chalmers, M. Chalmers, J.

Moore, J. Bell Inverloch-Kongwak Best: N. Anderson, B. Petersen, B. Robertson, J. Truman, N. Hakansson, E. Taranto

FOURTHS Inverloch-Kongwak 29.12.186 Tarwin 0.0.0 Leading Goalkicker: C. Mckenzie 6 (I) Inverloch-Kongwak Best: X. Hughes, O. Collett, S. Wallace, L. Scott, C. Mckenzie, O. Toussaint Tarwin Best: T. Van der Kolk, J. Norton, N. Johnstone, J. Van der Kolk, J. Gourlay, K. Kennedy

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Move in doubt

Dalyston pips Dogs DALYSTON cemented its position on the Alberton Football League ladder - just behind top of the table Kilcunda Bass – with a six point win against Korumburra Bena. Nothing much happened in the first half, with both teams unable to get themselves out of second gear. The Magpies were up by eight points at half time, with the Bulldogs having amassed 13. The Doggies could easily have led by much more, squandering chances they should have nailed. In the third quarter they found another gear, kicking 5.1 to Dalyston’s three points – and stealing a 33 point break. Urie was a big part of the equation. But, perhaps the Bulldogs were too early to congratulate themselves

on their efforts, for they slumped dramatically in the last. In fact, they did not score. At the same time Dalyston finally woke up, kicking 39 points – and stealing the game. Dalyston leading forward Michael Kraska was a focal point, kicking four of his team’s seven majors. Dean Wylie kept

SENIORS Dalyston 7.8.50 Korumburra-Bena 6.8.44 Dalyston Goals: M. Kraska 4, P. Dunlop 1, B. Carew 1, J. Brooker 1 Korumburra-Bena Goals: C. Urie 3, C. Redl 2, M. Cooke 1 Dalyston Best: D. Wylie, C. Jones, J. Brooker, B. Fisher, M. Kraska, J. Sibly Korumburra-Bena Best: S. Braithwaite, J. Neagle, W. Jeffs, B. Anthony, B. Fitzpatrick, M. Bradley

RESERVES Korumburra-Bena 7.7.49 Dalyston 7.6.48 Leading Goalkicker: A. Wallis 3 (D) Korumburra-Bena Best: not submitted Dalyston Best: J. Alexander, S. Col-

YARRAM’S hopes of securing its playing future were dashed last week after it was discovered that they needed to finalise their application to leave the Alberton League before a vote could be taken by the North Gippsland Football Clubs.

up his huge work rate, and helped power the Magpies over the line. Meanwhile, Cameron Jones was up and about and former Carlton star Brad Fisher stood out with a couple of great grabs. Jackson Brooker – a barometer for the Magpies - was in full flight in the last term. debella, L. Borne, A. Gennaccaro, K. Maloney, L. Wilkinson

THIRDS Korumburra-Bena 6.7.43 Dalyston 3.5.23 Leading Goalkickers: J. Hopkins 2, A. O’Neill 2 (K) Korumburra-Bena Best: not submitted Dalyston Best: C. Green, M. McCoy, J. Legione, M. Ware, D. Turton, B. Wardle

FOURTHS Korumburra-Bena 6.11.47 Dalyston 2.4.16 Leading Goalkicker: J. Macri 4 (K) Korumburra-Bena Best: J. Macri, H. Anthony, C. Trewin, H. Suckling, J. Ellams, J. Wyhoon Dalyston Best: J. Pitts, D. Wilson, D. Brosnan, C. Collins, F. Brosnan, M. Marotta

Hard worker: Bulldog Shaun Patterson bears down on his opponent at Dalyston on Saturday.

An unofficial vote of the 10 NGFNL clubs at the meeting resulted in a five for, five against split. The AFL Country Board had not received an application from Yarram to leave Alberton therefore they could not be accepted into the NGFNL if the vote went that way. NGFNL General Manager Gordon Bailey contacted The Star last Wednesday morning to advise that a vote ‘as such’ could not go ahead because the paperwork for Yarram to leave Alberton league had not been completed. “We have put the cart be-

fore the horse so to speak,” Mr Bailey said. However Yarram did attend the NGFNL special meeting and put their case for acceptance to the members but that’s as far as it went. Yarram president Gerald Finn said the club would go through the process and ensure the paperwork was complete after which they would go back to NGFNL for a new vote. “We (Yarram delegation) were not privy to the vote results however we have been told that it was five for five against so we have a tough road ahead of us to shore up the required number of votes to be admitted,” he said. NGFNL Administrator Pauline Bailey told the The Star that no date had been set for a vote by NGFNL clubs as yet. “No date has been set as yet, with finals upon us everything is quite busy however it must be held before October 31,” she said. “It will be held before the expiry date.”

MDU dines on Tigers MDU has made a last ditch surge, to finish its season on a high note – recording a hard fought 22 point win over Foster. Coach Mark Lafferty pulled on the boots – kicking a goal along the way – and showed onfield leadership in the tough display. Playing at home in front of a parochial crowd, the Demons went into the quarter time break five points up on their arch rivals, increasing the lead to 13 points at half time. But the Tigers would not go away, with a minor surge in

Crunched: Dalyston’s Dale Brown finds himself as the meat in the sandwich between Matthew Edwards and Ashley Snooks on Saturday.

Killy Bass storm into finals KILCUNDA Bass has stormed into the Alberton Football League finals on the back of a 129 drubbing of Toora & District. The Panthers were never troubled in what was a complete display of football prowess, carving up a lacklustre and tired-looking Magpies unit. With seven goals in the second quarter and nine goals in the last, Killy Bass were like a force of nature. Ben Law led the charge with his ferocious attack on the pill. But the firepower up forward – with the brilliant Jason Wells snaffling nine and the ever reliable Kael Bergles

adding another seven to his tally (109 for the season) – had the Toora defenders struggling. Aside from Wells and Bergles, five other goal kickers kept the tally ticking over (with Smith and Endres bagging three each). Jacob Dakin was also in fine form, along with the hardworking Gilliatte and Attenborough, who kicked two majors of his own. The win saw the Panthers take out the prize of minor premiers, ahead of Dalyston on percentage. The team now has a chance to recover, with the first week of the finals off.

SENIORS M.D.U. 13.9.87 Foster 9.11.65

THIRDS M.D.U. 16.15.101 Foster 2.1.13

M.D.U. Goals: C. Johnston 4, A. Harris 2, T. Wightman 2, C. Ampt 1, L. Findlay 1, T. Harris 1, M. Lafferty 1, T. McDermott 1 Foster Goals: D. Granger 4, L. Galle 3, E. Staley 1, J. Williams 1 M.D.U. Best: T. McDermott, C. Salmon, C. Hutcheson, B. Thomas (Jnr), C. Ampt, L. Findlay Foster Best: M. Eales, N. Clarke, S. Chaseling, L. Galle, B. Rooney, D. Granger

Leading Goalkicker: J. Forrester 6, J. McMillan 2, L. Bourke 2, A. Chadwick 1, B. Cashin 1, J. Winderlich 1, S. Wilson 1, R. Olden 1, J. Broadway 1 M.D.U. Best: R. Olden, J. Forrester, S. Wilson, J. Broadway, A. Hill, N. Moore Foster Best: T. Hamilton, S. Allott, M. Prowd, M. Green, J. Rochforte, M. Jones

RESERVES Foster 9.10.64 M.D.U. 5.10.40 Leading Goalkickers: L. Jones 3 (F), N. Eddy 3 (M) Foster Best: B. Weston, W. Davy, L. Cripps, J. Chaseling, S. Jeffery, J. Woods M.D.U. Best: J. Krohn, B. Densley, P. Harris, R. Livingstone, C. Ricardo, S. White

SENIORS Kilcunda Bass 26.15.171 Toora & District 6.6.42 Kilcunda Bass Goals: J. Wells 9, K. Bergles 7, C. Endres 3, T. Smith 3, J. Attenborough 2, J. Dakin 1, J. Evans 1 Toora Goals: J. Maurilli-Pullin 2, B. Osborne 2, M. Haddad 1, K. Holmes 1 Kilcunda Bass Best: B. Law, J. Wells, C. Endres, J. Dakin, R. Gilliatte, J. Attenborough Toora Best: J. Bloink, A. Garlick, M. Hilder, J. Mills, K. Sparkes, M. Harris

RESERVES Kilcunda Bass 24.16.160 Toora & District 1.0.6 Leading Goalkicker: M. Dickason 5 (K) Kilcunda Bass Best: N. Milton, D. Foss, J. Tregear, M. Thompson, L. Smith, J. Klevercamp Toora Best: R. East, T. Allott, L.

FOURTHS M.D.U. 9.9.63 Foster 4.3.27 Leading Goalkicker: L. Harris 2 (M) M.D.U. Best: O. Maclean, M. Wiggins, J. Webb, D. Thorson, A. Stanley, M. Newton Foster Best: B. Green, T. VanDyke, J. Cripps, B. Smith, K. Butterworth, L. Wake

Whittle, C. Hilder, C. Johnston, H. Hanratty

THIRDS Kilcunda Bass 23.21.159 Toora & District 0.0.0 Leading Goalkickers: J. Andersen 4, B. Egeberg 4 (K) Kilcunda Bass Best: J. Homer, B. Egeberg, S. Hammond, N. Arney, J. Andersen, C. Smith Toora Best: B. East, K. Holmes, A. Hewson, B. Willder, L. Chatfield, L. Lidstone

FOURTHS Kilcunda Bass 26.10.166 Toora & District 1.0.6 Leading Goalkicker: S. Pugh 10 (K) Kilcunda Bass Best: S. Pugh, S. Casey, R. Cousins, A. Brown, J. Bastwrous, D. Ferguson Toora Best: T. Koolen, P. Doran, J. Cripps, C. Edwards, C. Walker, A. Hewson

the third quarter that saw them close within five points. In the last quarter the Demons kicked away, however, quashing any hope by the Tigers they could snatch the game. Tom McDermott was arguably best for MDU, laying his body on the line. Former Leongatha champion Caine Salmon was also at his hard-as-nails best. Up forward, Clinton Johnston had his best goal kicking performance for the year – kicking four. Callum Hutcheson was in fine form too, while Thomas Jr., Ampt and Findlay rounded out the list of best players for the Demons. For the Tigers, Eales was a standout, while Granger did well up forward, bagging four.



Saturday August 24 - 1st Elimination at Korumburra: SENIORS 2.30pm Yarram v Fish Creek RESERVES 12.30pm Kor-Bena v Kilcunda -Bass THIRDS 10.30am MDU v Phillip Island FOURTHS 9.00am Dalyston v Yarram Sunday August 25 - 2nd Elimination at Alberton West: SENIORS 2.30pm Phillip Island v Kor-Bena RESERVES 12.30pm Tarwin v Foster THIRDS 10.30am Kilcunda-Bass v Fish Creek FOURTHS 9.00am Phillip Island v Fish Creek

NETBALL Saturday August 24 - 1st Elimination at Korumburra:: A Grade 2.20pm Fish Creek v Phillip Island B Grade 1.05pm Dalyston v Fish Creek C Grade 12.05pm Dalyston v Toora Under 17 11.05am Inverloch-Kongwak v Foster Under 15 10.15am Yarram v Kilcunda-Bass Under 13 9.25am Kor-bena v Phillip Island Sunday August 25 - 2nd Elimination at Alberton West: A Grade 2.20pm Foster v Inverloch-Kongwak B Grade 1.05pm DWWWW v Phillip Island C Grade 12.05pm Stony Creek v Phillip Island Under 17 11.05am Kor-Bena v Fish Creek Under 15 10.15am Phillip Island v Inverloch-Kongwak Under 13 9.25am MDU v Foster

GATES OPEN 7.30AM ADMISSION PRICES: Adults $12.00 Age Pensioners & Students (with Pass) $6.00 Children 15 & under FREE Cars $2.00 Footy Follower $2.00 No alcohol or Battery Air Horns are allowed to be brought into the ground.

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Maskell slams home 11 ROUND 17 SENIORS LADDER W




Sale ........16 1 0 212.40 64 Morwell ...14 3 0 174.17 56 Maffra......11 6 0 137.58 44 Traralgon ..10 7 0 155.04 40 Wonthaggi..10 7 0 136.17 40 Leongatha ....8 9 0 97.15 32 Bairnsdale ....8 9 0 84.78 32 Warragul ......6 11 0 76.75 24 Drouin ..........1 16 0 42.34 4 Moe..............1 16 0 38.38 4 GOALKICKERS D. Sheen (Maffra) ............... (5) 92 C. Maskell (Leongatha) ..... (11) 70 M. Davis (Sale) ................... (4) 66 K. Fraser (Sale) ................... (2) 52 J. Gibbs (Bairnsdale)........... (5) 48 D. Bedggood (Maffra) ......... (2) 43 D. MacDonald (Morwell) ..... (5) 42 M. Johnston (Morwell) ....... (2) 38 J. Hall (Traralgon) ............... (2) 37 L. Stockdale (Traralgon) ...... (3) 33

CADE Maskell scored 11 goals in Leongatha’s demolition of Moe in a best on ground performance on Saturday in the Parrots last home game of the season. Moe has been struggling all year with just the one win on the board and it was expected Leongatha would steamroll the Lions. There was never any doubt as Leongatha scored 5.5. to Moe’s 1.1 to start the game well. Maskell was leading well into space and the

delivery coming forward was the best for the season. Maskell has had an impressive season, rarely being out of the best players. After a an eight goal second quarter to Moe’s nil and at half time the Parrots led 13.7 to Moe’s 1.4 Pat Contin was having another classy game playing on a wing and he just gets better and better as each games goes. Despite being a onesided game, the Leongatha boys enjoyed the contest with solid team football and the chance to get back on the scoreboard after the loss to Morwell.

In the third quarter Moe improved but Leongatha still scored five goals to Moe’s two. Jason Tomada, back into the side, was playing superbly in the ruck. Tomada is agile, big and strong and marked well all over the ground. Zac Vernon was given licence to get the ball and run like lightning and he did just that, running off half back. Dylan Westaway redeemed himself after a forgettable game last week. He returned to top form. Sean Westaway did well down back also. Marc Truscio roved consistently well all day

and he has enjoyed a good season despite a setback with injury. Moe didn’t put on too much pressure but Leongatha was delighted to take the points in front of a good crowd in the blustery conditions. The Under 16’s match was held under lights after the senior contest and this proved highly successful. Not only that, Leongatha knocked off the more highly fancied Moe which is in contention for the flag. Leongatha is always very competitive against Traralgon, so the Parrots would like to go out on a winning note with a win at the Maroons ground. Get over and support the Greens.

SENIORS Leongatha 24.18.162 d Moe 5.9.39

UNDER 18s Leongatha 12.6.78 d Moe 6.6.42

Leongatha Goals: C. Maskell 11, P. McGrath 2, B. Vanrooy 2, J. Tomada 2, N. Nagel 2, G. Fleming 1, B. Davidson 1, P. Kelly 1, M. Truscio 1, Z. Vernon 1. Best: C. Maskell, P. Contin, P. McGrath, Z. Vernon, M. Truscio, D. Westaway. Moe Goals: J. Blaser 3, P. Ainsworth 1, C. Taylor 1. Best: J. Blaser, L. Sheehan, B. Morrow, P. Ainsworth, J. Wood, D. Crook.

Leongatha Goals: F. Kelly 3, B. Mead-Ameri 2, M. Borschman 2, D. Betts 2, A. Taranto 1, J. Harry 1, A. Trotto 1. Best: D. Betts, J. Salinger, M. Borschman, N. Argento, N. Tuckett, B. Mead-Ameri. Moe Goals: S. Curtis 3, N. Ellul 2, B. Ruot 1. Best: C. Stitt, J. Weir, B. Noy, B. Ruot, J. Casson, B. Collings.

RESERVES Leongatha 11.13.79 d Moe 6.3.39 Leongatha Goals: J. Kilsby 5, E. O’Loughlin 1, M. Comben 1, P. McCauighan 1, S. Vagg 1, A. Castagna 1, T. O’Loughlin 1. Best: M. Hardy, T. Renden, R. Edwards, D. Burge, J. Kilsby, M. Comben. Moe Goals: S. Curtis 4, E. Sheekey 1, G. Harrison 1. Best: J. Casson, G. Harrison, M. Parker, S. Curtis, D. Farmer, M. Dennison.

UNDER 16s Leongatha 7.7.49 d Moe 5.15.45 Leongatha Goals: D. Betts 2, L. Wright 2, B. Moscript 1, J. Ginnane 1, K. Materia 1. Best: L. Riseley, K. Cooper, M. Olden, N. Argento, C. Trickey, L. Moore. Moe Goals: S. Skinner 1, C. Allen 1, B. Buckley 1, D. Grech 1, J. De Virgilio 1. Best: R. Farmer, T. Johnson, D. Young, S. Skinner, G. Low, D. Grech.



Wonthaggi..13 2 0 200.39 Warragul ...12 3 0 162.18 Sale .........11 4 0 198.58 Morwell ..... 9 6 0 129.45 Traralgon .... 7 7 1 153.26 Maffra ...........6 8 1 108.09 Leongatha .....6 9 0 116.98 Drouin ...........2 13 0 26.70 Moe...............1 15 0 22.26 GOALKICKERS


52 48 44 36 30 26 24 8 4

R. Tack (Wonthaggi) ........... (3) 54 B. Monahan (Warragul)....... (0) 50 J. Freeman (Sale) ................ (6) 39 S. Ferguson (Sale) .............. (1) 29 N. Scurrah (Morwell) .......... (3) 26 J. Langshaw (Maffra) .......... (0) 23 A. Dugan (Traralgon)............(-) 20 B. McDonald (Morwell) ....... (3) 20 S. Winmar (Traralgon) ........ (1) 19 R. Todd (Wonthaggi) ........... (0) 17 M. Davies (Leongatha) ........ (0) 17




Traralgon ..15 2 0 347.97 60 Sale ........14 3 0 210.88 56 Bairnsdale..12 5 0 200.62 48 Wonthaggi..12 5 0 175.32 48 Drouin .....10 7 0 102.65 40 Leongatha ....6 11 0 82.13 24 Warragul ......6 11 0 65.56 24 Maffra ..........4 13 0 73.28 16 Morwell ........4 13 0 63.66 16 Moe..............2 15 0 16.86 8 GOALKICKERS C. Nickels (Traralgon).......... (0) 66 J. Zahra (Wonthaggi) .......... (1) 32 B. McCarrey (Bairnsdale) .... (0) 31 B. Darby-Lock (Morwell) ..... (1) 28 E. Johnson (Sale) ................ (0) 27 J. McIntosh (Sale)............... (0) 25 J. Murphy (Sale) ................. (0) 25 J. Vucenovic (Traralgon) ..... (1) 21 P. Ryan (Wonthaggi) ........... (3) 20 L. Buck (Bairnsdale) ............ (2) 20


Traralgon ..17 Sale ........15 Moe ........11 Warragul ..11 Bairnsdale.. 9 Maffra....... 9 Leongatha ....8 Drouin ..........3 Morwell ........2 Wonthaggi....0


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495.23 638.19 200.63 116.24 148.50 96.29 76.18 32.97 25.47 11.09

68 60 44 44 36 36 32 12 8 0

GOALKICKERS B. Scott (Sale) ................... (0) 105 L. Di Ciero (Traralgon)....... (6) 35 L. Robinson (Bairnsdale) .. (2) 34 L. Wright (Leongatha) ....... (2) 33 T. Morrow (Moe) ............... (0) 31 J. Orlicki (Warragul) .......... (1) 31 J. Jans (Sale) .................... (5) 29 K. Hynes (Bairnsdale) ....... (0) 29 K. Renooy (Maffra) ........... (0) 27 J. McMahon (Traralgon).... (2) 27

All mine: Rhett Kelly runs in clear to get a mark on Saturday. Photo credit Mark Drury.

Blake Van Rooy: the Parrot youngster gets a handball of quickly. Photo credit Mark Drury.

Power failure at Maffra WONTHAGGI Power was again let down by its inaccuracy in front of the sticks in one of its most important tests of the 2013 season. This was a big game for both sides with the prize a possible seat in the third spot on the ladder, the hotly contested double chance opportunity. Conditions for this contest at Maffra were sunny, dry and windy. Despite the big build up, the prize and intense rivalry between these two clubs the game itself never reached any great heights as a spectacle. It was disappointing and scrappy with several turnovers and fundamental mistakes all day. The backlines were well in control in the first quarter and scoring was always going to be difficult. The tackling was solid as both sides struggled to get on top and assert the pressure needed to win the

game. Jack Blair, Matt Coyne, Aaron Guilmartin and Tim Gilliland for Wonthaggi were prepared to back their judgement and run the ball confidently out of defence into attack. Aaron Ware back from injury was finding space and was damaging across the centre, well supported by Lucas White and Travis Krause. Wonthaggi already was wasting easy chances up forward to stamp its authority on the game when it was most needed. Turnovers and poor disposal of the ball was frustrating both the coaches and the crowd. Maffra was well lead by its coach Hayden Burgiel, never wasting a procession, Brent Connelly presenting well across half forward and around the ground in the ruck, James Huts, Sam Tudor and Darren Booth active around the packs and in defence. Scott Jackson got the only goal for the quarter for Maffra well into the game and

there appeared to be little between the two teams. The second quarter saw gun forward Darren Sheen get into the game with a goal and Connelly got another from a long way out to put Maffra further in front. Coyne and Byron Dryden continued to work hard to stem the flow of Maffra goals but when Adrian Burgiel goaled Maffra were edging steadily away. The game was hotting up as Wonthaggi continued to miss easy chances. Aloysio Ferriera-Neto and Adam Cook both goaled to bring Wonthaggi closer despite the team’s inaccuracy on the scoreboard and at half time Maffra had a handy lead of 13 points. The second half began well for the Power with Cook marking strongly and goaling. Warnett, Ware and Kelly were providing plenty of drive into the forward line but as usual the forwards were not delivering on the scoreboard despite the

domination of the side. Seven shots and several out of bounds on the full could only bring a single goal whilst Maffra in one journey forward goaled through Sheen. Now at three quarter time Wonthaggi had narrowed the gap to eight points but really should have been in front.

Burgiel continued his fine form along with Daniel O’Brien, Brett Connelly and Owen Booth in defence. The game was slipping away from the visitors when Sheen goaled again and Adrian Burgiel goaled following a 50 metre penalty. O’Connor got one back

for Wonthaggi and Krause goaled after the siren to reduce the damage to 28 points. Maffra had won the battle but the war will continue in the finals. Next week Maffra travels to Warragul while Wonthaggi hosts the struggling Drouin and looks to adjust its radar around goal.

OTHER MATCHES SENIORS Maffra 11.4.70 d Wonthaggi 5.12.42 Maffra Goals: D. Sheen 5, D. Bedggood 2, A. Burgiel 2, B. Connelly 1, J. Scott 1. Best: J. Huts, B. Connelly, S. Tudor, O. Booth, D. O’Brien, J. Scott. Wonthaggi Goals: A. Cook 2, T. Krause 1, D. O’Connor 1, A. Ferreira-Neto 1. Best: M. Coyne, A. Ware, A. Guilmartin, L. White, T. Gilliland, T. Krause.

RESERVES Wonthaggi 7.8.50 d Maffra 4.6.30 Wonthaggi Goals: R. Tack 3, L. Jones 1, B. Foon 1, R. Lovett 1, S. Roche 1. Best: B. Foon, T. Keating, R. Jones, W. Joplin, A. Zanella, N. Jones. Maffra Goals: L. Goldsmith 1, B. Horsford 1, A. Petrou 1, C. Bourke 1. Best: S. Walker, L. Talbot, C. Bourke, J. Saunders, J. Read.

UNDER 18s Wonthaggi 14.9.93 d Maffra 7.5.47

Wonthaggi Goals: R. Lindsay 4, P. Ryan 3, M. Combridge 2, J. Waters 2, J. Membrey 1, J. Zahra 1, L. Asa Leausa 1. Best: J. Membrey, S. Joma, M. Combridge, S. Scott, P. Ryan, J. Zahra. Maffra Goals: B. Ingram 2, W. Pleming 1, B. Rimington 1, S. Robbins 1, D. Alexander 1, J. Whelan 1. Best: M. Allman, D. Howe, J. Whelan, J. Raine, S. Day, S. Robbins.

UNDER 16s Maffra 21.18.144 d Wonthaggi 0.0.0 Maffra Goals: D. Nikolajew 5, B. Rimington 4, A. Cunningham 3, D. Hadden 2, B. Regan 1, N. Wozniak 1, K. Hetherton 1, S. Day 1, J. Shephard 1, M. Hawkins 1, M. Dignan 1. Best: S. Whelan, B. Regan, B. Brunt, B. Rimington, L. Harrington, D. Nikolajew. Wonthaggi Goals: Nil. Best: C. McLean, T. Simpson, D. Rielly, E. Senior, L. Dyball, L. Membrey.

SENIORS Sale 19.26.140 d Drouin 3.4.22 Bairnsdale 12.14.86 d Warragul 9.14.68 Morwell 13.11.89 d Traralgon 12.8.80 RESERVES Sale 18.11.119 d Drouin 1.2.8 Morwell 13.5.83 d Traralgon 3.7.25 UNDER 18 Drouin 4.11.35 d Sale 4.10.34 Bairnsdale 15.9.99 d Warragul 2.5.17 Traralgon 8.23.71 d Morwell 4.5.29 UNDER 16 Warragul 8.4.52 d Bairnsdale 6.14.50 Sale 22.17.149 d Drouin 0.2.2 Traralgon 27.15.177 d Morwell 2.0.12

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• Under 11s

I-K steal premiership IT was how grand finals should be when Phillip Island clashed with Inverloch-Kongwak on Sunday. When it came down to the final quarter Phillip Island was in front by five points – a straight kick either way would change the game. After a block buster third quarter from the Bulldogs they had hit the front for the first time in the match and were determined not to lose it. Two stray kicks only

resulted in points for the tiring Sea-Eagles and time was running out. Phillip Island supporters were counting down the time to the final siren when the ball found its way into the hands of I-K’s Michael Kennedy-Mifsud. With less than 10 seconds to go he put boot to ball and the winning score resulted. The Sea-Eagles fan base erupted while the Bulldogs stood in disbelief. Great performers for Phillip Island all day were

Keith Robinson and Kai MacKenzie while some of the better players for I-K were Zach Reid and Travis Nash.

AJFL UNDER 11 Inverloch-Kongwak 3.4.22 d Phillip Island 3.1.19 Inverloch-Kongwak Goals: K. Benson 1, M. Kennedy-Mifsud 1, J. Lawson 1. Best: Z. Reid, T. Nash, M. Kennedy-Mifsud, R. Ennoss, C. Cummins, J. Williams. Phillip Island Goals: K. Robinson 2, L. Dayson 1. Best: K. Robinson, K. MacKenzie, P. Ryan, O. Marks, F. Cousins, B. Thompson.

Soaring: Bodies were put on the line on both sides when Corner Inlet and Inverloch clashed on Sunday.

• Under 13s

Stingrays seal premiership CORNER Inlet had a rough start to their grand final against Inverloch-Kongwak.

So close: Inverloch-Kongwak’s Michael Kennedy-Misfud (in middle of huddle) is the boy of the moment after kicking the winning goal with just seconds to go. He is joined by team-mates Josh Williams (left) and Cooper Smith (seven).

The Sea-Eagles kept its counterparts scoreless in the first quarter and managed to slot through a major for themselves to be eight points up in the first. That’s when the luck ran out for the InverlochKongwak contingent as the Corner Inlet crusade began. Brock Cripps and Xavi-

er Duursma were leading the way for the Stingrays with Sam Flanders and Jake Thornell putting their own spin on the game as well. The second quarter burst had the Corner Inlet side ahead by 16 while Inverloch-Kongwak was kept scoreless for the quarter. After half time it was time for a Sea-Eagle surge. Jack Hutchinson and Kyle Reid were getting their hands on a lot of

the ball and making plays for their team. The lead was brought back to eight points at three quarter time with Corner Inlet sitting two kicks ahead. The Sea-Eagles were struggling to find legs as the Stingrays took it to the next level in the final quarter smashing through three goals. All of the seven goals for Corner Inlet came from seven individual goal kickers. This was the same with the SeaEagles three.

The well deserved 29 point win was celebrated heartily by the Stingrays.

AJFL UNDER 13 Corner Inlet 7.9.51 d Inverloch-Kongwak 3.4.22 Corner Inlet Goals: X. Duursma 1, J. Stefani 1, J. Smith 1, S. Flanders 1, B. Cripps 1, C. Cary 1, J. Thornell 1. Best: B. Cripps, X. Duursma, B. Hams, J. Smith, J. Stefani, J. Hill. Inverloch-Kongwak Goals: C. McInnes 1, L. Scott 1, J. Pryor 1. Best: J. Hutchinson, K. Reid, L. Scott, J. Vanderpligt, J. Prior, J. Roylance.

Parrots fight in finals JUNIOR football continues to impress at Leongatha with all three age groups in the Central Gippsland Junior Football League still in finals contention. The Under 10s and Under 12s side sailed through into the grand finals in two weeks time with wins over Trafalgar and Newborough

Reds respectively. The Under 10s powerered home with a first quarter score of 28. The young guns didn’t need to score for the rest of the game with Trafalgar its only kicking two goals for the game. The Under 12s had a more consistent result with hard work from the defensive players restricting Newborough Reds to only a single behind for

the game. The Under 14s headed into their game as under dogs against Newborough Blues. The Parrot’s got off to a rocky start in wet weather kicking five behinds in the first. Things continued to be hard work in the wet but the boys in green and gold continued to work. They came home with a 12 point win.

CGJFL UNDER 10 Leongatha 4.4.28 d Trafalgar 2.6.18 Leongatha Goals: D. Hanily, K. Brown, J. Burns, H. Kewming. Best: J. Burns, K. Brown, E. Lamers, H. Kewming, N. Hanily, N. Fixter. UNDER 12 Leongatha 3.3.21 d Newborough Reds 0.1.1 Leongatha Goals: J. Hume, B. Cantwell, E. Clark. Best: M. McGannon, J. Hume, M. Bentvelzen, E. Clark, T. Boler, W. Littlejohn. UNDER 14 Leongatha 4.11.35 d Newborough Blues 3.5.23 Leongatha Goals: T. Brew 2, S. Hanrahan, M. Harry. Best: S. Hanrahan, N. Trotto, J. Dunn, Z. Caughey, N. Battersby, J. Ballagh.

Hard slog: the loose ball was fought for many times on Sunday.

Injury worry for Heppell FORMER Leongatha AFL footballer Dyson Heppell may be out for the season after suffering a foot injury in Essendon’s game with North Melbourne at the weekend. The 21 year old defender suffered a minor crack in his right foot and is awaiting scans to confirm the future of his season. Heppell is a vital part of the Essendon side and will be sorely missed in the rest of his team’s season. Essendon currently sit seventh on the AFL ladder. Fellow Leongatha AFL player Jarryd Roughead has lost form in recent weeks but will hopefully find more of the ball for Hawthorn come September.

Parrots’ ball: Leongatha’s Thomas Brew rises to the occasion, flanked by Zac Caughey (64) and Jack Dunn.

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PREMIERSHIP GLORY Number one!: The Inverloch-Kongwak Under 11s junior football side stole the premiership in the dying seconds on Sunday. Here they are celebrating with coach Phil Benson. For the full account of events see page 55.

Finals fever hits Alberton KILCUNDA-Bass clinched the Alberton Football Netball League’s senior minor premiership for 2013 as the home and away season wrapped up on Saturday. This was only by percentage however with well backed Dalyston also winning 16 of the 18 games for the season. Both teams will be rewarded with a week off while the rest of the top six battle for survival. Yarram and Fish Creek will battle it out on Saturday at Korumburra while a pair of Bulldogs in the form of Phillip Island and Korumburra–Bena clash heads at Alberton West on Sunday. Yarram had a solid win in Round 13 when it last faced Fish Creek but the unpredictable Kangaroos have been proven to find form when it counts. Phillip Island will be looking for revenge after Korumburra-Bena’s four goal win over them just two games ago. The season has ended for InverlochKongwak and Stony Creek which showed the teams had potential throughout the season but couldn’t capitalise over tough

league leaders. Foster, Tarwin, MDU and Toora will be sent back to the drawing board over the off season and begin to prepare for 2014 while the Allies are set to return for the coming year despite a winless season. In the Reserves last year’s premiers Phillip Island took out top spot on the ladder while Dalyston and Korumburra-Bena were only one game behind in second and third. Only one point separated the two teams on the weekend. All three top teams proved too powerful for the rest of the competition however Tarwin, Foster and Kilcunda Bass will also contest the final series. On the netball court Korumburra-Bena took out the minor premiership in A Grade but with Dalyston hot on its heels. Ironically Kilcunda-Bass’ A Grade girls didn’t register a win for the season while their male counterparts were the best performers on the field. The Alberton Football Netball League told The Star that the finals are set to go ahead without a hitch and there will be some great competition on the grounds and courts. See inside for all the Round 20 action and the complete finals draw.





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Winner, winner: Under 13s premiers for 2013 were Corner Inlet. Photo courtesy Mal Heywood.

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The Great Southern Star - August 20, 2013  

August 20 edition of South Gippsland's weekly newspaper.