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Country Week champions: Leongatha and District Cricket Association’s Country Week cricketers took home the Division Two prize, in the association’s first Country Week win since 2002. Next year, the association will play in the provincial competition for the first time since 1993. The team is, back, from left: Kristian Gray, Gavin Britt, Nick Adams, Lachlan Sperling, Ryan Thomas, Udara Weerasinghe, Adam Miller, Mark Lafferty, Adam Eddy, Ryan Thomas and Kevin Smith. Front: Gary Sauvarin, Barry Wyatt, Tim Wightman, Jason Wilson, Luke Rogers, Paul Dyer, Damien Symmons and Gavin Bolding. Read more on page 55.

Botched up Council mistake may hinder dreams By Brad Lester MORE people could have fulfilled their dream of building a house on rural properties if not for a mistake by South Gippsland Shire Council. Council overestimated the number of properties eligible for permits under the C51 planning scheme amendment. Earlier this month, councillors


were told that during negotiations with the former State Government about rural land development last year, council overstated the number of properties that could qualify for a house under C51. That amendment resulted from the negotiations. Council’s director of development services Phil Stone said council had told the government about 350 properties would be eligible. The Star understands that figure could now be as low as 80, but council representatives

neither confirmed nor denied that. Mr Stone said the figure was still being determined. C51 was negotiated between council and the then government to enable more housing in Farming Zones than its predecessor, C48, which banned the creation of lots less than 40ha. The State Government believed council was approving too much development in rural areas, thereby consuming valuable farming land. The revelation about the inflat-

ed figures - made to councillors on Wednesday, February 2 - indicates that council could have secured a better deal for the region. Mayor Cr Warren Raabe said he was “disappointed” by the error. Had council entered negotiations with a smaller, more realistic figure, Cr Raabe said council may have been able to obtain more leniency from the State Government. “There was a chance that people with lots larger than that (two hectares)

would have been able to get it (permit) but I doubt it very much,” he said. Continued on page 6.

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Rotarians back flood victims

A SUBSTANTIAL amount of the money raised from the Rotary Club of Korumburra’s 34th annual art show is destined for floods victims in northern Victoria, particularly Charlton and Rochester. The art show opened with fanfare on Friday night at the Federation Art Gallery in Korumburra, with a gala official opening as guests viewed the 347 entries on show. South Gippsland Shire mayor, Cr Warren Raabe, declared the event open. Once again Rotarians and the caterers, the Karingal Ladies Auxiliary, treated the 100-plus guests to a fine start to the exhibition, with sales on opening night pleasing. More paintings sold on Saturday and Sunday. Rotarian Stewart Woods told The Star on Monday that 16 paint-

ings were sold on opening night and another nine over the weekend. The 25 sales made were well up on last year’s. “The value of the paintings sold was $12,500. We are extremely pleased with the result,” Mr Woods said. “One of Ern Trembath’s paintings sold for $2500.” Ramon Horsfield was delighted when his painting was awarded best entry of the show. Ramon, who judged last year but entered this year, announced: “I’ve been entering this show for 33 years and it’s my second win.” This year’s judge, John DuncanFirth, said Ramon’s painting showed “good composition, the viewer can go into the painting and stay there. The central objects work to catch the viewer’s attention.”

Sponsors admire: viewing second best entry of the show, Pumphouse on the Goulburn by artist Walter Magilton, were Jo Holmes of Korumburra Sports and Spinal Clinic and Rod Abbott of Korumburra Lime and Spreading.

A painting by Walter Magilton titled Pumphouse on the Goulburn took out the $1250 second prize. Best pastel went to B. Beasley-Southgate with Grazing Country while Ern Trembath took out best watercolour with his work Brooks Cutting Road, Alexandra. Best oil painting went to artist Rodney Edelston with Model with Glasses; Judith Garde won best local entry with Flowers in Pottery Vase while Dot Noble received the contemporary art prize for her work Nature’s Sonata. Three local artists and three visiting artists received highly commended: Janet Speckman, Julie Lundren-Coulter, Diana Wilson, Lorraine Lewitzka, Jan Long and Lorraine Burns.

First time: this was the first win at an art show for a delighted artist Judith Garde of Coronet Bay. She won best local entry for her oil painting Flowers in a Pottery Vase and is pictured with Rotarian Stewart Woods.

Night out: enjoying viewing the works are, from left, Rob Buchan, Daryl Werrner and Wendy Rahilly. Rob runs Modern Male Menswear in Korumburra which sponsored the best contemporary painting.

First prize: judge John Duncan-Firth (left) with Ramon Horsfield, who had the winning entry of the art show, the watercolour entitled Still Waters, winning the $1500 first prize donated by Birch, Ross and Barlow, solicitors.

Welcome: Rotary Club of Korumburra president, Charles Huson, welcomes Caroline Paturzo and Susan Woods to the opening.

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‘Sleeping giant’ passed at $1.7m

The bidding between Mr Ginn and another man was intense, and the price was ONE of Inverloch’s most quickly pushed up to $1.7 historic properties, the million. Two Views Guest House But Mr Ginn would go no further and the other bidder site, was passed in at auchad bowed out. tion on Saturday for $1.7 However, Mr McMahon million. said other bidder for the But LJ Hooker Inverloch property had emerged director Kevin McMahon after the conclusion of the said negotiations for a sale auction. would continue. Among the “Negotiations are frontrunners for the property continuing and we expect was Inverloch real estate identity to conclude the sale shortly. Dennis Ginn, who made the final It’s fair to say there’s some auction bid. very strong, genuine interest, Located at 35 Sandymount including one of those Avenue, Two Views is coveted bidding on it and two others for a lot more than its rich history. who came up afterward,” he With two titles and a total land said. 2 size of 4300m , it is something “Sometimes people aren’t of a rarity in the town. in a position to bid under Auctioneer Scott Hughes auction conditions. They told the 200-strong crowd might want to renegotiate that 35 Sandymount Avenue Scott Hughes: the master auctioneer dethe settlement terms or was “steeped in history” and a scribed Two Views as a “sleeping giant, just something like that.” “sleeping giant, just waiting to A number of other aucwaiting to come alive”. come alive again”. tions were also held on the “It was once the home of weekend. Neil’s Inverloch Hotel, from A crowd of about 80 locals and interested onlookers 1896 to 1922, when it became delicensed. It was at that came to the auction of a beach shack at 12 Brown Street, time that the property became the Two Views Guest Waratah Bay, just 200m from the beach. House and continued to operate until the 1950s, when Prior to the auction the property was expected to sell the building was demolished,” he said. in the mid to high $300,000 price range. “But to most of us it was known, most simply, as This was indicated at the opening of the auction the home of the late Joe and Stella Banks. Not since proper when auctioneer Steve Paragreen from Paragreen the sale of the Pine Lodge Guest House site, has Real Estate opened with a vendor bid of $360,000. This a property attracted so much attention with media immediately dispelled any expectations that there was a reports, and I’m sure you’ll agree, suggesting this is bargain to be had. Inverloch’s most coveted site. Two interested parties pushed the price to $368,000 “As with the old Pine Lodge site, not only has before the auction stalled. The auctioneer consulted the this property got substantial historical value, but vendors by phone and asked the crowd for “a little bit a staggering amount of development potential. more as we are getting close”. This, ladies and gentleman, is the last high profile No more bids were received and the property was significant development site of any magnitude, passed in at $368,000. enjoying not only a premium position in this everHowever the property was sold later that day for an growing coastal resort, but uninterrupted water views.” undisclosed price to the highest bidders, a Fish Creek When the bidding opened, despite the tense feeling of family. excitement in the air, no one rushed to be the first. After An impressive three-storey house at 3 Ocean View some prompting, an offer of $1 million came. Court, Inverloch, passed in at $1.5 million on Saturday Mr Hughes said the gentleman who had made the bid afternoon, with a sale still in negotiation, while a threeknew well enough that $1 million was “well under the bedroom house at 42 Koonwarra Road, Leongatha sucvalue of the property”. cessfully sold at auction the same day.

By Matt Dunn

Truck tally shows need for bypass By Jane Ross TRUCKS ply through the Leongatha CBD at an extraordinary rate. They seem to be at their busiest first thing in the morning and late in the afternoon. But there are many during the day as well. The Star took a survey, totally lacking in bureaucratic rigour, for 20 minutes from 9.50am yesterday, counting a total of 32 trucks going through the CBD. These included cattle trucks, tankers, a huge log truck that had some difficulty negotiating the McCartin Street/Bair Street roundabout and a rubbish truck. Two or three came through the town twice, but were counted each time. Utilities, utes with trailers, four-wheel-drives towing caravans or boats were not included in the count. Had they been, the tally would have nudged 50. The number surprised even Terry Aeschlimann, who is spearheading a

campaign for a truck bypass route to take the heavy vehicles out of the Leongatha CBD. Terry is president of the Leongatha Progress Association and is circulating a petition calling for the bypass. He and his colleagues felt some action was needed, saying people are sick of the discussions and want something done. So far, there are 150 signatures; 1000 are needed. You can sign it at the newsagency, Edney’s, Apex Caravan Park, Mobil, CSC Snack Bar and the Christian Bookshop in Bair Street. Leongatha Chamber of Commerce president Darryl McGannon, said the petition was a good idea because the lack of an alternative route for trucks was holding back the town’s progress. While South Gippsland Shire Council has a preferred route for the bypass, that is where the matter rests. He hopes the petition will give the bypass the fillip it needs.

Mr McGannon would like to see Bair Street redeveloped, but that can’t happen until a bypass route is determined. He said long-time residents were fed up with the lack of action. “It’s something that really needs to be pushed, it’s been going on for so long. “The response has been positive from business owners and the general public.” The petition will be presented to Deputy Premier Peter Ryan, before Easter. Mr Ryan is the Member for Gippsland South and since forming government last November, is being touted as the Coalition – and State Parliament’s - best performer. “We’ll put him to the

test on that one!” Mr McGannon declared. Mr Ryan held bypass discussions with the Leongatha Chamber of Commerce in the lead up to last year’s state election.

Warm welcome: South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Warren Raabe received a signed Melbourne Football Club jumper from Demons’ captain Brad Green yesterday (Monday). Mr Green and 45 team-mates are in South Gippsland as part of the AFL’s promotion of the game to communities across Australia. The Demons held a clinic with school students, took training at Leongatha and had ‘coach the coaches’ and ‘train the trainers’ sessions at the Leongatha Football Club last night. More photos on page 14.

Jobs uncertainty JOBS could be at risk at South Gippsland Shire Council as the second structure review within 12 months gets underway. No redundancies are proposed in the draft second stage of the review but chief executive officer Tim Tamlin would not commit to saying no jobs would be lost when the review is finalised. He said any personnel whose positions were made redundant would be redeployed elsewhere within the organisation. But then he said that policy was only draft and subject to change. “The current draft structure does not have job losses,” he said. “It’s my job to ensure that we use our resources most efficiently and give residents the most bang for their buck.” Five senior positions were made redundant when Mr Tamlin ordered the first stage of the review last year, which focused on directors’ and managers’ positions. With a new executive leadership team in place since December, the next levels of council are being reviewed to ensure clearer reporting lines.

A council statement said the review sought to ensure adequate support for all staff in each directorate. Mr Tamlin said the proposed structure was based on improving strategic and operational efficiencies and customer service. “As with stage one, the executive leadership team has invited staff to comment on the draft structure which was distributed to them on Monday, February 7,” Mr Tamlin said. “We are hoping to receive lots of staff suggestions on how to make council the best for customers and staff, by implementing the most functional and supportive structure. “This process should be finalised by February 22 and an implementation strategy will then be announced. “And as I’ve always stated, this is a nil cost initiative.” The insight, ideas and suggestions provided from more than 130 staff during stage one of the review were invaluable to the process, the council statement said. That review led to the formation of the current executive leadership team, which has expanded to four directorates.

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Still going: Michael Stevens, with the iconic bullock’s head at SEJ’s Leongatha office, is working less but remains passionate about cattle.

Change of pace for cattleman By Brad Lester ONE of the men who lends his surname to a renowned livestock and real estate agency is winding down. Michael Stevens has retired from his directorship of Stevens Egan Johnston (SEJ) but remains committed to serving his clients as a casual employee of the company he helped found. After 51 years as on agent and 27 years in the top job at SEJ, Mr Stevens feels his family now deserves more of his time. The father of three and grandfather of five is also planning travel, golf and fishing. Clients will continue to see Mr Stevens on-farm and also at VLE Leongatha sales on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and occasionally at auctions. He is pleased to be scaling back at a high point in the livestock caper. “The beef industry is now the best it’s ever been because there is a shortage of cattle at the moment, and the sheep and lamb industry has never been better because there’s a shortage of supply.” Over his career, Mr Stevens has seen the introduction of live weight selling, online auctions and the post sale weighing of cattle. But the future of agriculture worries him. Farmers are typically making little money and young people are not entering the industry, dissuaded by poor returns and high land prices. “Milk companies may end up having to run properties. Things are going to have

to change.” And with Melbourne’s population growing and South Gippsland’s proximity to the metro region, more land is going to be needed for rural living here. “I do not believe in cutting up all the good farming land but there are areas that are not suitable for farming and would be suitable for sustainable development.” The life of an agent is demanding. Early days at the former Korumburra saleyards required agents to work from 10pm before market days sorting cattle, finishing at 2pm the following day after sale before heading to clients’ properties to draft lambs. Agents would be back at the saleyards at 5.30 the next morning for the lamb sale and after lunch, they’d draft some stock before returning to the yards at 10pm to repeat the cycle ahead of Friday’s market. “After doing all that, some agents would go to Sale or Bairnsdale and then they may have had a clearing sale on the Saturday.” A headmaster at Camberwell High School described Mr Stevens as “a nuisance” and a “terrible waste of time”, and suggested he find a job. He worked with the former agency Gippsland and Northern (G&N) at the Newmarket and Dandenong saleyards as an office boy for 10 years, before advancing to auctioneer in 1961. Seeking a change, Mr Stevens sold veterinary chemicals with Bayer based at Hamilton but the job was not as he expected. After 18 months, he resigned and drove a pet food de-

livery truck around Gippsland and tended to a gardening round in Melbourne. Mr Stevens returned to livestock in 1972 as an auctioneer with Brian Carroll Pty Ltd at Dandenong and after four years, joined Dennys Lascelles, based at Fish Creek, having just married his wife Robin and bought a house at Bunyip in West Gippsland. The couple has lived in the area ever since. The company later became DSM Estates. Mr Stevens managed the local office, with Bill Egan second-in-charge, when the company fell under the Elders’ empire. “Some of our customers were not happy with that and asked if Bill and I would set up our own company,” Mr Stevens said. SEJ was founded in 1983 by Mr Stevens, Mr Egan, their mate Bill Sweeney, and then Dalgetys Leongatha manager, Terry Johnston. The four encountered difficulty securing funding from banks and spent long hours in the evenings contacting clients, but the company has now grown to include branches at Leongatha, Foster, Sandy Point, Warragul and VLE Pakenham, with 27 staff. Among the longstanding employees have been Andrea Funnell, Anne Holland, AnneMarie Calder and Michelle Matthews. A percentage of the business was sold to Tasmanian-based Ruralco, offering more buying power. The Stevenses have a son Sam, married to Megan with children Ella, Amelia and Oliver; daughter Meg, married to Craig with sons Fred and George; and a daughter Sarah.

Traffic survey move THE bottleneck at Wonthaggi’s McKenzie Street and Korumburra Road has helped prompt a traffic survey of the town’s CBD. Bass Coast Council’s acting infrastructure director Felicity Sist, said a draft report had been prepared, but more work needed to be done before the matter

could be put to council. And data is needed for VicRoads to consider any changes. Ms Sist said the report to council would include recommendations about what needed to be done to ease traffic congestion in Wonthaggi. “We’re looking at how to get the traffic to operate properly.” And, said Ms Sist, that may

not mean traffic lights at the choked-up intersection. “Where might seem to be the obvious place for traffic lights is not always the right place. “This is a study of the whole of Wonthaggi’s CBD, looking to the next 20 years.” That may not appease McKenzie Street residents who were urged by some to object to a

planning permit for Bunnings on the old Cyclone site, on the grounds that the McKenzie Street/Korumburra Road intersection was already Wonthaggi’s worst. The old Cyclone factory has been pulled down in readiness for the $2.25 million Bunnings’ development, due to open late this year.

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Million dollars to solve woes By Tony Giles and Simone Short A $1 MILLION bus interchange will solve transit issues at the new Leongatha Primary School.

Technology savvy: Leongatha Primary School students Ben Cantwell, Shem Murphy and Javier Alba think their new netbook computers are cool.

The project has been approved and will be solely funded by VicRoads. Principal Rob Higgins said the interchange will alleviate the confusion experienced at the school’s bus interchange since school resumed earlier this month. “Once completed in five months, all students will able to board or alight their buses inside the school grounds and not from Nerrena Road,” he said. “Where they get dropped off in the morning is where they’ll be picked up.” Mr Higgins said the new school crossing, moved further up Horn Street was working well. South Gippsland Shire Council and VicRoads would have another crossing in Nerrena Road by Easter. In previous years, up to 150 students were shuttled from the old primary school site to the school’s new location, where they were transferred on to corresponding buses. Mr Higgins said problems were expected on the first day. “Two or three kids weren’t sure which bus to get on, a couple of buses parked in the wrong spot, or our notes were in the wrong spot,” he said.

“The traffic flow was remarkably better on Monday, at the start of the first full week. We deployed extra teachers to help students to physically get on their right buses.” Bus problems aside, students at the primary school have settled into their new classrooms nicely. Mr Higgins said the move to the new site had gone really well, “except that the rain gods decided to dump the remnants of Cyclone Yasi on us the weekend we were moving.” He praised both teachers and staff for coming in and helping on extra days throughout January. “They all did an amazing job to ensure everything was ready for students,” he said. Mr Higgins said there was not a lot left to be done except for landscaping. “We have a paid landscaper but a lot of the parents have been volunteering their time as well, which has been great,” he said. Dates have not been set for an official opening but Mr Higgins hopes various government departments, both federal and state, would be able to provide him with a date soon, as well as an indication of who would open the facility. “We know that our MP and Deputy Premier Peter Ryan will be invited. He has been involved with this project since conception,” Mr Higgins said.

CFA boss backs brigades By Jane Ross SMALL country fire brigades struggling for membership will not be closed down.

The way they function may alter, but they will stay open. Euan Ferguson, the CFA’s new chief officer, gave that assurance in Leongatha on Thursday afternoon. Mr Ferguson was travelling around Gippsland meeting those he regarded as the CFA’s most important - the people on the ground. He listened to complaints, suggestions and traded friendly banter with 40 CFA representatives over lunch at the RSL. His main message, he said, was to say thank you. “What you do in the CFA is valuable work and done extraordinarily well.” CFA command and control will change, with fire-fighters being trusted to use their knowledge and initiative when out in the field. “The concept is that as long as a subordinate is acting to a commander’s intent, it’s okay to break the rules.” Mr Ferguson promised to restore confidence in the organisation and offered a new form of hierarchy, with brigade members at the top and administrators such as himself “holding up the pyramid” at the bottom. He said membership was increasing. The wellbeing of members is a priority and there will be an annual fire safety message. “Do you see smaller stations closing down?” Paddy Eldred, captain of Meeniyan CFA asked. “I’d be very reluctant to close stations,” replied the chief, “one of the core strengths of the CFA is the number of brigades we’ve got across the landscape.

“I’d be wanting to keep them open.” They could become part of a “hub and spoke” satellite idea. He couldn’t be as definite about the future of the brigade support program. Jodi Butler, brigade support officer for Prom Country, said there had been a lot of discussion about the program and did Mr Ferguson have any ideas on that? “No,” came the reply, “I haven’t had a briefing on that. “Clearly, support for the brigades is important.” He flagged the introduction of a new, more practical uniform. Most of those at the gathering were kitted out - as Mr Ferguson himself was - in the CFA dress uniform of navy trousers and short sleeved chambray shirts. He referred to those in uniform as making “a really big impression”, prompting Leongatha Brigade captain Andy Kay to query, “Do you realise how difficult it is to get a uniform?” Mr Ferguson said he had asked for a “more field type” of uniform that was cheaper and could be bought off the shelf. A shortfall in boots, helmets and gloves would be met; the CFA board has given permission for that. The entire CFA budget is in the new chief’s sights, with a view to directing more money to the coal face. Asked by The Star if he was satisfied that brigades in South Gippsland were properly equipped and did he agree they should have to fund raise to buy support vehicles and the like, Mr Ferguson said he did not know about brigades in this region as he has been in the job for only three months. He said the CFA has had “a lot of initiatives in the past 14 years” including a few new fire stations. Government funded the capital works but the

Listening: new CFA chief officer Euan Ferguson (left) meets Gary Williams, captain of Leongatha South, Darren Hardacre, captain of Ruby and Alan Williamson, captain of Inverloch. cost of power, water and cleaning had not been built in. “That has drawn down on the recurrent budget and made things pretty tough.” Mr Ferguson has set a mission for the CFA: to protect life and property. He said his goals included ensuring the issuing of more timely and effective warnings to communities, adding this had worked in recent fires in South Gippsland, including one at Inverloch. He wants more dialogue between CFA planning committees and decision-makers. Mr Ferguson pledged to improve training. He said there has not been enough of it and it has been poorly planned. And, he added, the organisation would now pull together. “I want one CFA.” More CFA news on page 14.

Eggs anger bosses A RECENT spate of eggings at Leongatha businesses has upset owners and employees. Cars in yards at Knight’s Toyota and Edney’s have been targeted, as well as windows of shops in McCartin Street. The two offenders are believed to be “two young bored kids looking for something to do”, according to Edneys’ Darryl McGannon. He said the offenders “need to be taught a lesson.” “If they think it’s a joke it’s far from funny,” he said. Mr McGannon said he will be looking into using CCTV footage from now on, as no video footage has been recovered of the wrong-doers yet.

Bradley Westaway of Knight’s Toyota has expressed concern at the cost of cleaning the cars. “It’s getting pretty expensive. All the panels need to be repainted when this happens. It costs around $480 each time,” he said. “It happened last week, and twice before that. I’ve had about 12 cars hit. “There’s not much we can do about it. But it’s getting quite monotonous. They just keep doing it,” he said. Both business owners had a clear message for the perpetrators: they will be caught. “They won’t keep getting away with it and there’s going to be some very disappointed par- Damage done: eggs splattered across the windscreens of a car at Edney’s Leongatha. ents when they find out,” Mr Westaway said.

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Junior chefs’ pies impress By Simone Short THE GREAT Apple Pie Competition was held for its ninth year at Kelly’s Bakery in Korumburra on Friday afternoon as part of the Korumburra Show.

The competition, for the third year, was divided into senior and junior categories, with the winners pocketing $100, and $150 going to the primary school of the junior winner. President of the Victorian Farmer’s Market Association, Miranda Sharp, returned to judge the competition and had a busy afternoon tasting nine junior and 11 senior entries. She said the pies were judged on three aspects: appearance, technicality and of course, taste. “The pies need to have homemade appeal, character and have that true apple flavour. “Overall, the winning pie will be the one you want to go back for.”

The quality of the junior section was high, possibly inspired by the introduction of television shows such as Junior Masterchef. Children as young as eight entered their cooking creations, even giving the senior section a run for their money. Ben Mackie from Tarwin Valley Primary School was the eventual winner in a closely called competition. The 2009 winner, Margaret Morrison from Korumburra, again took out the senior category with a well presented shortcake styled pie. Owner of Kelly’s Bakery, Lyn Kelly, was impressed with the turnout and said the quality of all the pies was fantastic. “This is the most entries we’ve had for a number of years. The standard is very good this year.”

Piece of pie: Miranda Sharp, Lyn Kelly and Bev Kurrle with Margaret Morrison’s winning pie.

POLICE BRIEFS Lost money WONTHAGGI Police are appealing to the person or people who may have picked up lost cash in Ryanston last Wednesday.

Action finally: the state of the South Gippsland Highway could finally be improved. VicRoads is now undertaking safety upgrades along the highway from east of Bena to Meeniyan. Crews were at the intersection of the highway and Whitelaws Track just west of Korumburra last week.

At around 5pm on February 9, money and documents were accidentally left on a horse float as the owner drove along Loch-Wonthaggi Road before the owner realised. The owner returned and found the documents, but the cash had been taken. Police believe a car was seen stationary in the area at the time. The people who collected the cash are being urged to hand it in. Police at Wonthaggi noted that this was an appropriate time to remind the public that found cash or property must legally be handed in to a police station. If the property is not claimed

within three months, it becomes legally theirs.

Stolen trailer AN expensive trailer has been stolen from a building site on Norman Road, Inverloch. The theft of the silver trailer occurred between February 11 and 13. Police are appealing for any witnesses who may be able to help with the investigation.

Cars vandalised FOUR cars were damaged, and one stolen in a series of attacks in Leongatha on Friday night. Cars had windows broken and glove boxes rifled through in Anderson Street, Bruce Street and Yarragon Road, while a car from Shingler Street was stolen and moved to

Brown Street. Police believe that nothing of value was stolen from the damaged cars, but believe the attacks are linked.

Motorbikes, trailer taken TWO motorbikes and a trailer were taken from Korumburra properties in what police believe are connected crimes. On Friday night an unregistered green Kawasaki was taken from a house in Valley View Parade, and an unregistered Honda was taken from the back of a utility in Queen Street. A six by four trailer was taken from Radovick Street the same night.

Centennial hub Dreams may be dashed is underway WORK has started on the $1.5 million centennial centre at Fincher Street Reserve Wonthaggi. Funded by a $1 million grant from the Federal Government with help from the State, Rotary Club of Wonthaggi and Bass Coast Council, the hub has been designed to mark last year’s centenary of Wonthaggi.

The building will house a visitor information centre and multi purpose room that will be available for meetings, training, exhibitions and functions. Caroline McPhee’s design is described as environmentally friendly. The centre should be ready by September this year.

Continued from page 1. “I sat there with the (former planning) Minister and his staff and they were being very hard on us.” Cr Raabe said council had made a “mistake with the numbers” but that may not mean council is able to negotiate a better deal with the new State Government. The mayor said he did not want to give “false hope” to landholders hoping for permits for homes. “We have gone to the State Government and the public with numbers that were not correct. We now have to revisit our thoughts and see if there is the possibility of doing better than what we have at the moment,” Cr Raabe said. Council will ask the new Coalition Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy for his government’s opinion on rural land development in a bid to set council’s future direction under the Rural Strategy, now in draft form. “We can aim in our Rural Strategy to get a better deal but if we are aiming at the same line (as the Labor government), then we have

probably done all we can,” Cr Raabe said. By last December, just 21 applications had been made for planning permits for blocks under two hectares, under C51. “We had the best information we could work with at the time,” Mr Stone said. He was not employed by council then. “Now, looking towards the Rural Strategy, the numbers are not as high as what we thought they were but we do not have specific numbers.” Asked whether 80 was an accurate figure, Mr Stone said: “I do not want to release the numbers about this. It’s not about deceiving anybody; it’s just what the data is that we have at the end.” Cr Jim Fawcett, who was mayor last year, said the first time he became aware of the mistake was on Wednesday, February 2 when councillors were briefed about the matter by council officers. “Three or four months ago, I was satisfied numbers were not the issue but rather the number of ap-

plications coming in,” he said. Asked what the actual figure is, Cr Fawcett said: “We want to make sure that we do not give out another figure and find out that the figure is inaccurate. “Council officers are working on it now to just find out what happened and where the discrepancy arose.” Counci’s chief executive officer Tim Tamlin said the first time he was aware of the mistake was also Wednesday, February 2. The C51 amendment is only an interim measure and will expire on December 31 this year. It was designed to allow some development of land with little agricultural benefit in Farm Zones, while protecting valuable agricultural land. Such land included blocks between 0.4ha and 2ha subdivided before 1999. The Rural Strategy will replace C51. Council now has a draft and is working with a consultant on changes. The draft strategy will be put to council within

months and then be placed on public exhibition. Mr Stone said C51 was unique to South Gippsland and issues were bound to arise. “As it gets tested, it could present different outcomes to what we expected,” he said. The Rural Strategy is expected to allow more development in farming areas, such as through the creation of new Rural Activity Zones now used in Victoria for nature-based tourism. Asked whether C51 has failed and if council would replace it with other planning guidelines until the Rural Strategy came into effect, Mr Stone said: “The average planning scheme amendment takes about 20 months to put in and we are only a few months away from getting the Rural Strategy in place.” Mr Stone said a C51 committee is in place to monitor C51’s economic impact.

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Smiles galore Big class: the addition of 40 Prep students at St Joseph’s Primary School in Wonthaggi has boosted the school’s enrolments to 276. The Preps will be accommodated in two classes and be taught by Kylie Keogh and Di Gin, with teacher’s aide Claire Lewis.

Hospital’s hectic summer By Jane Ross

THIS summer has seen record numbers of patients at the emergency department of Wonthaggi Hospital.

CEO Lea Pope said the combined number for December and January was 2833, up by 483 on the previous year. “Overall, although it was busy and at peak periods there were waits for nonurgent cases, we felt that the demand was managed well.” A number of factors helped, including a full complement of senior and junior medical staff. “Since the end of November, we’ve had a senior doctor on duty on weekends and public holidays during the day shift, where it was previously Monday to Friday only,” Ms Pope said. That, together with the fact that there is now a fully qualified emergency department nurse who is able to manage particular patients more independently, helped meet the demand. “This meant we had senior doctors available to manage the sickest patients and the nurse practitioner able to see a range of straight forward cases.” Two more nurses are working towards their nurse practitioner qualification too. “We’re really pleased about that,” Ms

Pope said. Another factor that helps the flow through the emergency department is that the Wonthaggi Medical Group consults until 10pm in rooms opposite the department. “That means that there is greater capacity for patients who are suitable to see a GP, to be seen.” The emergency department has six beds and in the 2009-10 year, presentations increased by more than 7.5 per cent. The hospital’s master plan is due for completion around September, which will allow planning to go ahead on design work for a new community rehabilitation centre. This houses allied health and community services staff such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, dietetics and podiatry. Ms Pope hopes the new hub will also accommodate social work and clinical nurse consultants. “The planning will determine what can be put into a new facility and what may need to wait for future stages of work.” When renovations in the maternity unit have been completed in a couple of months’ time, work will begin on revamping the hospital’s central sterilisation department.

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’Burra seizes chance

THE Korumburra Show was a big hit on the weekend, with snake tamers, equestrian events, prize birds, death defying motocross riders, tasty treats, hair-raising rides, and everything in between. In short, there was all the fun of the fair. Tractor enthusiasts were there in force, with

local collector Matt Schellekens showing off his Lanz ‘Bulldog’. He bought the machine in March 2005. In the estimation of his wife, it was “a pile of junk”. After three years of painstaking work the tractor was rebuilt and ready to show off to the world. “It was a wreck, incomplete, half of it was missing. I was disgusted at what I saw, but I thought,

‘Let’s have a bash at it,’” he said. “I told my wife I’d turn it into something. She said, ‘I know you will, but what a pile of junk.’ It was scrap-metal.” The 1953 classic is testimony to the idea that hard work can overcome all obstacles. Thanks to a dedicated enthusiast, the Lanz ‘Bulldog’ keeps on keeping on - much like the show.



Ride on: Bailee and Kelsey Pavlou had a great day out.


The gatekeepers: Paul McAsey and Libby Haynes helped out selling tickets to Korumburra’s big event.


Horsing around: Loch Nyora Pony Club member, Brooke, six, has great affection for her horse.


Model children: from left, Makayla Summerfield, seven, was awarded the prize as Miss Korumburra Showgirl (age category seven to 12); Indie Cameron, three, took out the Master Tot prize; while Emily Kurrle, five, won the Little Miss Korumburra Showgirl prize.

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to show off Results

Farm and Produce: Trophy most successful exhibitor, donated by Frank Kurrle - Jack Glasgow. Distinct varieties vegetables, quantities as classes, sponsored by Korumburra Produce Plants and Pets - Jack Glasgow. Home Products: Trophy most successful exhibitor, sponsored by Bena CWA - D. Wylie. Senior great apple pie competition, sponsored by Kelly’s Bakery - Margaret Morrison. Organisations / Group Championship Cooking Competition - 1st Bena CWA, 2nd Koringal WSC, 3rd Woorayl CWA, best presented entry Bena CWA. Trophy and sash best individual entry, sponsored by Burra Hot Bread - Natalie Opray, Bena CWA. Rich Fruit Cake Competition - 1st Ross Crawford, 2nd Anne Hopwood, 3rd Betty Wilson. Preserves: Aggregate prize donated by Ted Adkins and family - C. Enbom. Mixed fruit jam, trophy donated by Mrs Brenda Eastman - Jean Kelly. Flowers and Plants: Cut flowers: trophy most successful exhibitor, classes 1-20, sponsored by Mrs Thelma Hewson - M. Monk. Container grown plants: Trophy most successful exhibitor, classes 21-30, sponsored by Rhonda Brooks - G. McRae. Floral art: Trophy best exhibit, classes 31-42, sponsored by Korumburra Florist - M. Mackie. Needlework: Most successful exhibitor, voucher sponsored by Your Style Store - M. Dann. Best exhibit classes 1-9, sponsored by Ian and Lyn Olden - K. Dalziel. Spotlight State Sewing Competition - Brenda Eastman. Best exhibit classes 10-20, sponsored by Heather’s CaféCrafts-Wool, Korumburra - T. Dent. Class 13 VAS Ltd. Knitting Competition - M. Brown. Class 21 One Woman’s Work, sponsored by Graham and Marie Walker - M. Dann. Class 22 VAS Ltd. Patchwork Competition - 1st M. Dann, 2nd Jean White. Classes 22-26 Best Individual Entry, sponsored by Gippsbeary Cottage Patchwork - Kerrie Anthony. Classes 27-38 Best exhibit donated by Miletos’ Café Korumburra - Dawne Wylie. Class 15 VAS Ltd. Photography Competition. “Life on the Land” - E. Turner. Handcrafts: Woodwork, “George Fox memorial trophy” for best exhibit classes 1-2, sponsored by Korumburra Lions Club - J. Geary. Best overall handcraft entry classes 1-10, sponsored by Korumburra Thrifty Link - J. Frank. Craft open to day care patients or residents of hostels only: Best entry classes 11-18, sponsored by Laurien Morrison - G. Macqueen. Junior section Junior Apple Pie Competiition: sponsored by Kelly’s Bakery, Korumburra - 1st Ben Mackie, Tarwin Valley Primary. Junior Cookery: 13-16 years: most successful exhibitor classes 1-8, sponsored by Hughie and Natalie Opray - R. Wylie. 8-12 years: most successful

exhibitor classes 9-15, sponsored by Hughie and Natalie Opray - K. McNaughton. 7 years and under: most successful exhibitor classes 16-17, sponsored by Korumburra Plumbing - J. Turton. Flowers and Plants: Best entry classes 18-28, sponsored by Mrs Bev Kurrle - Jake Anthony. Needlework and Craft: Best entry classes 1-13, sponsored by CWA Kardella - O. Trease. Original Artwork: 16 years and under: Trophy best overall entry pre school kindergarten, sponsored by Korumburra A&P Society - Will Anthony. Trophy best entry overall Prep to Grade 3, sponsored by D. & K. Fitzgerald Newsagents - Jae Beavis. Trophy best entry overall Grade 4 to 6, sponsored by D. & K. Fitzgerald Newsagents Nathan P. Trophy best overall entry secondary, sponsored by D. & K. Fitzgerald Newsagents Shelby Brooks. Special Junior Art: Best entry class 20, Prep - Grade 2 ‘A Country Show’ sponsored by ANZ Korumburra - Patrick Boys. Best entry class 21, Grade 3-6 ‘A Country Show’ sponsored by ANZ Korumburra Madeline Skobe. Experitmental Art: Trophy best individual entry classes 22-24, sponsored by Mrs Marion Humphrey - Kaitlyn McNaughton. Handwriting: Trophy best entry Grades 1-3, sponsored by Witton Panels, Commercial Street, Korumburra - Stefan Mizza. Trophy best entry Grades 4-6, sponsored by Mrs Margaret Fox - Rowan Hercus. Organisation / Group Craft Exhibit: Class 1 Collection 6 articles of craft - 1st Woorayl CWA, 2nd Koringal WSC. Class 2 To make 6 articles to cost no more than $10 each suitable for craft market - 1st Woorayl CWA, 2nd Koringal WSC. Best individual entry classes 1-2, sponsored by ANZ Bank Korumburra - M. Dann. Art: Vouchers for classes 1-5 donated by Jenny’s ‘Picture This Framed’ - Class 1 C. Muir, Class 2 A. Kirkham, Class 3 J. Rangott, Class 4 J. Rangott. Photography: Trophy best exhibit classes 1-11 sponsored by Korumburra Photo and Frames - K. Spence. Trophy best exhibit classes

12-13 (junior) sponsored by Sport First Korumburra - J. Nicol. Special Photography Competition, special section photo from ‘South Gippsland Railway Scene’ sponsored by Korumburra Pharmacy - 1st Daniel O’Flaherty, 2nd Vicki Sinclair. Little Miss Show Girl: Miss Emily Kurrle Age 5 from Altona. Master Tot Boys: Indie Cameron Age 3 from Leongatha. Miss Show Girl: Makayla Summerfield Age 7 from Korumburra.

Poultry: Best Bird of the show - Debbie Sigmund. Reserve bird of the show - David Holden. Best large soft bird - Debbie Sigmund. Best large hard feather - David Holden. Best soft feather bantam - Debbie Sigmund. Best hard feather Bantam - David Holden. Best water fowl - Michael Jones. Best Junior - Blake Harman. Reserve Junior - Hayden Stephens. Best farmyard bird - Cassie Sheen. Best Eggs - Williams Paul.

Kings of the air: a group of motocross riders thrilled crowds at the Korumburra Show with their death defying tricks. Among the troupe was Kardella rider Tristan Wilson.

Terrific tractor: there was no fear of Matt Schellekens’ ‘Bulldog’ tractor tanking.

Scouting around: Korumburra 2nd Scout Group members Belinda and Max Slinger were part of the group’s barbecue fundraising efforts.

Best in show: from left, Debbie Sigmund (who was given the gong for Champion Bird in Show with her Blue Australian Langshan Bantam), judge Neville Chiselett and David Holden (who won the Reserve Bird in Show with his Old English Game Partridge).

Fun of the fair: the Wood family from Koonwarra are, from left, Esth, five, Bruce, Ebony, Xavier, seven months, and Dianne.

Perfect match: Karlee Bell and Jake Krause made a picture perfect couple.

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ENTRIES are now open for the Great Southern Portrait Prize. Presented by the Prom Coast Arts Council, entry forms can be collected either via web on, over the phone 5687 1206, or 5683 2621. They can also be accessed by heading into the Gecko Studio Gallery in Fish Creek, open Thursday to Monday, 10am to 5pm.

WEST Gippsland Library Corporation is inviting people with a passion for writing and passion in general to take part in a St Valentine’s mini-story competition. The task is to write a mini-romance story exactly 50 words in length. The tale must be set in the world of libraries or books, and should be a complete story within the word limit. The prize is a gourmet library lover’s hamper. More than 200 entries were submitted last year. Entry forms are available at your local branch of the West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation, and

completed stories can be submitted between February 14 and 28. MONTY, Josephine and Angus are the new students at Tarwin Lower Primary School. Best of luck for your time at school. LEONGATHA Primary School has announced its 2011 school captains in what will be a very important and exciting year. Amy Robertson and Josh Hayward will lead from the front while Hayley Flynn and Jack Dunn will be vice-captains. THE Combined Churches of Korumburra’s Celebration of Education will take place at Korumburra Secondary College Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, February 20. The guest speaker will be Lynton Allen, a visual artist and story teller. He made a great impact as the speaker last year. Once again his presentation will be suitable for all ages. For more details contact

Ian Wilkinson on 5655 2077. HAPPY 50th birthday to Linda Hayward of Koonwarra. She will be celebrating her 50th birthday on Saturday, February 19 by going on a family holiday to Queensland. MEMBERS and friends of the Leongatha Horticultural Society enjoyed an outing to the Royal Botanical Gardens followed by a visit to a garden centre last Thursday. The tour leader was Heather Sullivan. THE South Gippsland Genealogical Society began 2011 on a social note with a barbecue at Marg Pegler’s home in Leongatha on Thursday, February 10. The program for the year was discussed, with the proposed highlight being the society’s seminar in June. Guests will speak on varied topics such as the State Library of Victoria’s newspaper collection, writing a family history, military research and the goldfields. Meanwhile, the society’s rooms at the Mechanic’s Institute are open

for research every Thursday and Friday, 12-4pm or by arrangement. MEENIYAN Junior Basketball invites any new players aged seven to 16 to join their competition. The season starts on February 18. Could all new players and any previous players not playing or unavailable for the first game please contact Janine Redpath 5664 7591 by Friday, February 18. DUMBALK’S Annual Village Market will be held at the Dumbalk Hall on Saturday, February 26 at 8am. Store-holders may set up from 7am. If you have any surplus goods you want to sell, bring them along. For further information contact Bev on 5664 4344. THE Tarwin Valley Campdraft Club is holding their event on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Dumbalk Recreation Reserve on February 25-27.

Band gains fans across Gippsland A LEONGATHA band is gathering fans across Gippsland. The Ys recently performed at an open house

at the prestigious Fraser Island Resort at Lakes Entrance, in front of a crowd of 1200. Among the entertain-

ment were raffles, spinning wheels, children’s relay races, rocket launching and face painting. The Ys performed during the morning in just their second live performance, as people sat on a towel or picnic blanket to enjoy live music. The group’s next performance will be at the

Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club on March 4. Skye Knight is guitarist and lead singer, her husband Gary Knight is bass guitarist, Scott Parry is lead and rhythm guitarist, Harry Kaldvee rhythm guitarist and young Bob McKenzie is drummer.

Ready to pray: members of the Leongatha World Day of Prayer Committee prepare for the 2011 service. THE theme for this year’s World Day of Prayer is ‘How many loaves have you?’ The Leongatha World Day of Prayer Committee is urging locals to join with the people of Chile on this day of prayer. The service focuses on the people of Chile. Bread is the main food in their homes. No meal is complete without it. Services will be held in more than 170 countries and islands worldwide, when some three million people will be taking part in a globe circling Day of Prayer. The Leongatha service will be held at the Salvation Army in Shingler Street. It commences at 10.30am and will be followed by morning tea. For more details call 5662 5373.

Beatlemania returns HALF a century after the Beatles first performed together, the Rotary Club of Leongatha presents a Hard Day’s Night, a charity fundraising event featuring the Beatles Revival Band this Saturday night. Throughout the night, there will be some fantastic items up for auction, including a weekend for two to Sydney worth $1500, joy flights for three people, a satellite navigation unit and

much more. All money raised will be divided between three different causes: the flood relief, Rotary’s Turkish Student Exchange Program and Centenary House in Traralgon. The event has already raised $8000 in pledges and cash, with a fantastic response and support from local businesses. It will be held at Mesley Hall. Tickets are available through Paul or Marg Beck on 5662 2717.

Crowd pleasers: Gary and Skye Knight of The Ys in action at Fraser Island, Lakes Entrance.

Making it happen: gold sponsors with Leongatha Rotarians Colin McKenzie McHarg, Sally Hulls, Kerrie Baker, Barb Byatt, Rotary president Col Byatt, Stuart Evans, Michael Malone, Jill Carmody and Ed Carmody.

Teens help flood victims TEENAGERS have acted to help flood affected Queensland. Six young people from across South Gippsland are organising a flood aid concert at Meeniyan Hall on Saturday, February 26. Seven bands and a DJ will take to the stage, with many performers local or with ties to the area. The headline act will be the band 8 Bit Love from Melbourne. The concert will feature a flood aid raffle with hundreds of dollars worth of gift vouchers for Meeniyan and district businesses, and some music gear donated by C-Mark Music.

Raffle tickets will be sold on the night, at Aherns fruit and vegetable shop in Foster and in the streets of Foster, Leongatha and Meeniyan. The organisers have ties with the South Gippsland Youth Council and FreeZa Council. “We know it’s an easier way for people to donate if they get something in return,” one of the organisers, Georgina Williamson, said. “The floods were not something I would expect to happen.” Local acts at the Meeniyan Pub and at Moo’s at Meeniyan will also aid the flood appeal.

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Stimulus boosted building By Chris Brown STIMULUS spending had a big effect on building value in the South Gippsland Shire last financial year.

But neighbouring Bass Coast Shire was less affected due to a generally higher level of building. South Gippsland had a significant increase in the number of building permits and the value of building work last financial year. In 2009-2010 there were 780 permits issued valued at $122 million, compared to 681 at $77 million in 2008-2009.

The strong trend continued in the first quarter of this financial year. Building permits were up 14 per cent compared to last financial year and the value increased by 24 per cent. Council’s director of development services Phil Stone said the huge year in 2009-2010 was due to the Federal Government’s stimulus package and major developments at places such as Burra Foods. But the building value has flattened since the first quarter of 2010-2011. “The reason for the flattening off in the last two recorded months (October/November 2010) is that a lot of the stimulus work has finished up,” Mr Stone said.

“The first home owners grant has been reduced…and there has also been a Reserve Bank interest rate increase, which has probably had an effect.” Mr Stone expected the trend would return to moderate growth. He said a lot of building activity was occurring in Bass Coast and Baw Baw shires. But the 18,000-20,000 new jobs to be created in Pakenham in the next 20 years will impact on South Gippsland growth. “There are people who moved 15 years ago to Cardinia Shire and it is becoming a suburb,” Mr Stone said. “Those people are going to come further out to the rural areas to con-

tinue that lifestyle, so we’ll see a slight increase in people moving here and also building work will increase.” Bass Coast Shire Council also had an increase in permits and building work value in the 2009-2010 financial year. They had 1376 permits worth $192,652,063 value in 2009-2010, an increase from 1200 ($138,959,876) in 2008-2009, but a drop from 1392 ($320,258,809) in 2007-2008. Bass Coast shire planning and environment director Hannah DuncanJones said the 2008-2009 dip was due to the global financial crisis while the busy year in 2007-2008 was partly because people were acting on develop-

ment permits that were issued in the early 2000s. For the first quarter of this financial year there have been 354 permits issued and work valued at $62,956,816 completed. “I think it is tracking a little bit ahead and that would be indicative of what we are experiencing with our staff and the amount of work they need to respond to,” Ms Duncan-Jones said. Social housing projects, second homes, tourist developments and major projects such as the Cowes Children’s Hub and the Wonthaggi Centennial Centre will continue to boost Bass Coast figures.

Council staff shortage AGENCY staff are being used to fill a void in the planning department at South Gippsland Shire Council.

Wrapped up: Eileen Lyn, Mavis McGaw, and Maie Riseley enjoy the social aspect as much as the knitting.

Ladies knit with love YOU’RE never too old to volunteer. That’s the loud and clear message from the Leongatha Probus Club knit and natter group. Once a month, they gather at the neighbourhood house to knit warm and colourful wraps. Half of them are aged over 80 and one, Mavis McGaw is 93. She’s a fan of The Star too - she’s been reading it every week since 1939! Up to 15 attend the sessions, enjoying social interaction as well as the knitting.

Sometimes wool is donated and often, the knitters provide it themselves. In the past few years, they have created more than 400 wraps as part of a nationwide movement called Wrap with Love. Volunteers knit the wraps, which are then sent to a warehouse in Sydney for distribution to needy people across Australia and around the world. Wraps have been distributed to Pakistan, Uruguay, Uganda, Swaziland, Palestine, Samoa, South Africa, Chile, Mongolia and East Timor,

to name a few. Following the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, more than 3000 wraps were given to those who needed them. Wrap with Love started in 1992 and tens of thousands of wraps are distributed every year. The movement was founded by the late Sonia Gidley-King, who was appalled to learn that thousands of people around the world die every day from cold and trauma. The wraps are a gift of preventative medicine from the people of Australia.

Mayor’s message Cr Warren Raabe

Protect our rural backbone GIVEN the battering rural producers all over Australia have taken in the past few weeks with floods, cyclones and bushfire, we have been fortunate to escape unscathed here in South Gippsland. However, two recent marketing decisions by the major supermarkets have the potential to significantly impact our agricultural industry. The first is a decision by Coles to not sell meat that has hormones in it. The past practice has been for feedlot operators to inject hormones into cattle on arrival at the feedlot. A fair percentage of South Gippsland cattle is sold to feedlots to be ’finished’. Feedlots selling to Coles will now have to grow their cattle more naturally and slowly to maintain their markets and the

added costs will need to be absorbed somewhere. The second impact is the price war on milk that has erupted among the supermarkets, selling two litres of milk for $2 and promising to keep the price down. One wonders who will absorb the price cut? If it is to be our dairy farmers, as is so often the case, it will undoubtedly have a dramatic affect on their profitability. It is a timely reminder that agriculture is a volatile industry and that we are constantly challenged by market forces as well as nature. Last week we recognised the second anniversary of the horrific 2009 fire season and although the rains have been welcome, the recent heatwave also reminded us how quickly the fire season can return. Now is the time to cut back seasonal growth near your homes

and outbuildings that will have accelerated over the last month. Lots of preppies tackled their first days at school last week, with some parents feeling the wrench more than the children! They grow up all too soon and we wish them well in their new life chapter. It is a different world to our school days, I spent time last weekend teaching my son maths over skype … he is on a student exchange in Italy and such contact was unheard of once. All motorists are reminded to observe the reactivated school zone speed limits to keep everyone safe and to note that some of the signs in Leongatha have been moved to accommodate the new primary school location. Cr Warren Raabe Mayor

Council is turning to external planners in a bid to process planning permit applications as the council becomes involved in a nation-wide shortage of planners. There are four positions vacant - planning officers and a half-time administration role - with some planning staff stepping up to fill acting senior positions. Council has had an acting planning manager for eight months and that position will be finalised when council executive completes the second stage of the council organisational review. Council’s director of development services Phil Stone said the situation had

Meals roster (Leongatha) St Laurence Primary School, Leongatha Red Cross and South Coast Christian College will be responsible for the delivery of meals on wheels, the week beginning February 21, 2011.

resulted in minor delays in processing planning permits. “While we have a number of permits starting to pile up, we are bringing in further resources to sort them,” he said. “It’s really important that we get the staffing right. It’s about getting the right people in the team. It’s about making sure we get the right services in place for planning and improve our planning process.” Council’s chief executive officer Tim Tamlin said council failed to attract applicants for a strategic planner position and said a candidate for another position turned down a job offer. “We talk to people in the industry and there are just so many vacancies,” he said.

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VOXPOP! VOX Have you noticed the rising grocery prices?


Answers needed THE Star this week revealed South Gippsland Shire Council had over-estimated the number of rural properties that could be built on under the C51 planning scheme amendment. While council did not indicate the extent to which this is so, mayor Cr Warren Raabe said council could have received a better deal for landholders seeking to develop rural land. But he also noted the former State Government would have been unlikely to give council more freedom over how land is developed in this shire. The Labor Government was intent on limiting development of rural land and it seems council did well to secure concessions under C51. But how council erred on information that stood to impact upon the dreams and time of South Gippslanders wishing to

pursue a rural life needs to be investigated and made public. The extent to which the C51 policy affects the population was evident when 160 people attended a public meeting in Leongatha’s Memorial Hall in June last year to learn how council’s new direction would affect them. There, some people described C51 as dictatorial and communist. People are fed up with being confused and disheartened as they work towards a goal, only to have regulations change when they get there. C51 appears to not have been as good a policy as many initially thought, even though it is better than the previous C48, which banned council’s ability to approve houses on lots under 40ha. Let’s hope the next stage in the saga, council’s Rural Strategy, offers a more balanced deal based on sound information.

Not really. I haven’t even noticed them go up. Marnie Hughes Leongatha

Under the youth concession announced by Peter Hall, Minister for Higher Education and Skills, students aged from 15 to 24 who hold a valid concession card will pay no more than $100 in tuition fees for diploma and advanced diploma courses undertaken this year. The youth concession also applies to someone who started a diploma or advanced diploma course

at GippsTAFE last year and is continuing this year. Students who have already paid their fees are entitled to a refund so that they pay a maximum of $100 in tuition fees, providing they are eligible. The criteria includes that a person must be under the age of 25 as at January 1, 2011 and hold a Commonwealth Concession Card, a Veteran’s Gold Card, or an alternative card or concession eligibility criterion approved by the Minister, or are the dependant spouse or child of a person who holds these cards. GippsTAFE CEO Dr Peter Whitley said it was in the best interests of students to check

Battery Creek’s full FISH Creek has been enjoying its fair share of rain this summer and its Battery Creek reservoir is the only one in the district that is full to capacity. A total of 28mm fell over that catchment in the past week, ensuring the holding remained at 100 per cent. Foster’s Deep Creek Dam and Little Bass which serves Poowong, Nyora and Loch, are nearly full too; the former has risen one per cent to 98 and Little Bass has risen two per cent, also to 98. Korumburra’s Coalition Creek has dropped two per cent to 84, Leongatha’s Ruby Creek is down one per cent to 89 and Lance Creek is down two per cent to 90. Lance Creek provides a supply for Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cape Paterson. Lance Creek recorded 24mm of rain in the past week, Ruby Creek 13mm, Coalition Creek 10mm, Deep Creek 18mm and Little Bass 16mm. The Tarwin, Agnes and Tarra rivers are flowing well.

their eligibility. “It is a generous concession by the State Government and is welcomed by GippsTAFE, especially as we have strong interest in our diploma and advanced diploma courses,” he said. “The youth concession should encourage people to take part in these courses, which provide qualifications that promote good career prospects for our students. “I would urge all people who think they are eligible to contact GippsTAFE and see what they can achieve this year. “It is also important that young people who started a course last year and are continuing this year talk to GippsTAFE staff and make sure they receive the appropriate concession.

Yes, it’s to be expected with the floods. We grow our own vegetables, but I can imagine it would be difficult for young families. Jill Campbell Mirboo North

Yes. I buy less and throw less away. Verity Karabis Stony Creek

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Students urged to clarify discount STUDENTS who have already enrolled or are about to enrol at GippsTAFE are being urged to check whether they are eligible for new fee concessions just announced by the State Government.

Yes. I’ve told the family to all stop eating! We’ve also planted our own vegetables. Richelle Hengstberger Dumbalk North

“Our staff will advise this group of people of changes to the fee structure and the opportunity to apply for a refund if they fit the criteria.” TAFE institutes will be reimbursed for any income forgone as a result of the concession fee changes. The youth concession applies only for this year for government funded diploma or advanced diploma courses. It does not apply if a student’s tuition fee is being fully paid by a Commonwealth Government agency or as part of a Commonwealth program or initiative. More information is available on the GippsTAFE website:

Top gong for Archies ARCHIES on the Creek is proud to be joining the prestigious few fine dining establishments to be awarded the Australian Good Food Guide’s Chef’s Hat. In 2011 a total of 503 restaurants around Australia were awarded with coveted Chefs Hats awards. Of these only 117 awards went to Victorian establishments and Archies on the Creek was delighted to receive their first Chef’s Hat for fine dining - the only restaurant within a hundred kilometre coastal radius to receive such an award. The awards have been presented to discerning chefs since 1982. These awards are the result of careful consideration and deliberation. Inspectors appointed by the guide dine anonymously and their reviews and the votes of the dining public, who generously send in their comments, determine these results.

At Archies on the Creek, executive chef Graeme Heenan is proud to have been acknowledged as one of the chefs who have distinguished themselves in quality and consistency over the past 12 months and who have pushed the boundaries of culinary excellence. For Vern Rickman, owner of Archies on the Creek, the award is well deserved. “Our city sharp, country friendly service continues on, as does our magnificent and affordable menu,” he said. Having already been voted as one of the 10 best steakhouses in Victoria, this new national award has the region buzzing with excitement. The flow on to the region’s accommodation and other tourism venues will benefit from higher visitation numbers as visitors come to enjoy the fine dining experience and explore the surrounding areas. Archies on the Creek is located at Archies Creek.

From pages p g past p Historical snippets from The Star One year ago, February 16, 2010 A MASSIVE 25-metre increase in the height of the Bald Hills wind farm towers was kept from the public by the State Government, as well as from South Gippsland Shire by council officers and the mayor. Five years ago, February 14, 2006 THE A Grade cricket season fired up over the weekend with three unlikely results in four matches with Jason Dennerly (7/12) of Inverloch and Nathan Johnston (7/27) of Town leading the charge. 10 years ago, February 13, 2001 A RAGING blaze threatened houses overlooking Inverloch surf beach last week. Quick action by fire-fighters was all that prevented a major disaster. ****

THIS year’s Stony Creek Cup will be worth a cool $40,000 after club officials boosted the stakes by 33 per cent for the biggest race of the year. 30 years ago, February 17, 1981 PLANS for a community centre at Inverloch have been slashed to nearly half the original size. Initially the project was expected to cost about $1.5 million, but the size of the project has been reduced to bring the price down to a more realistic estimation of $546,000. **** GIPPSLAND and Northern’s big saleyards project at Koonwarra has commenced construction. Last week, Woorayl Shire Council graders moved in to prepare the site adjacent to the South Gippsland Highway.

Award winning: chef Graeme Heenan credits his team at Archies on the Creek for this prestigious Chef’s Hat Award. Photo courtesy of Coast Magazine.

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Long way to work By Simone Short IT WAS supposed to be easy.

In order to move house from Melbourne to Leongatha, where I was beginning my new job with The Star, my helpers and I would take one van, a ute and trailer and one car. The trip would take about one-and-ahalf hours with arrival time expected to be midday. One small hiccup resulted in the loss of one van, but with two extra cars and a trailer, things were still running smoothly. Saturday morning arrived. I was packed and ready to go. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had a different idea. The day I chose to move house just happened to coincide with some of the heaviest rainfall in Melbourne since 1975, causing flash flooding and road closures all over the city. The usual 10 minute trip to the Monash Freeway resulted in three detours, but half-an-hour later my convoy of four cars, two trailers, five friends and I were on our way. We were proven wrong. Traffic began to slow just kilometres before the turn off to Koo Wee Rup, eventually coming to a complete standstill due to the flooded road ahead. With police racing by and helicopters flying overhead, we discovered a Commodore and Rolls Royce had unsuccessfully attempted to cross the water, the

Rolls Royce becoming almost completely submerged. For the time being, nobody was going anywhere and by this stage, I was wondering if I would ever make it to Leongatha in time to start my new job. Although stuck in traffic for an hour, every cloud has its silver lining. We spent the time chatting to those around us and making light of our situation as best we could. Slowly and painfully, the police managed to turn everybody around and we were on our way once more. A shortcut through Pakenham seemed like the quickest route to Leongatha, but we were again beaten by the weather as both roads to Pakenham and Berwick were closed. As a last resort, we ended up heading back towards Melbourne to turn off through Cranbourne, as my mother had informed me these roads were “perfectly clear”, suggesting this should have been our choice from the very start. At 4pm, five-and-a-half hours after our departure, my rather irritated and tired convoy finally arrived in Leongatha, somewhat less enthused about then having to move heavy furniture and boxes into my new house. Despite my disaster of a trip to South Gippsland, I already love my new surroundings and am excited about settling into the town, meeting new people and enjoying the country lifestyle. And one day, we’ll all look back on my big move and laugh about it.

Dairy project in limelight ASOUTH Gippsland project was taken to centre stage in Melbourne recently. The Strengthening Small Dairy Community project was spruiked in front of 150 leaders of the Victorian dairy industry at a Gardiner Foundation event. Ned Dennis of South Gippsland Shire Council and Nadia Stefani of the Fish Creek Community Development Association described the project. Mr Dennis noted that two thirds of the people who work in dairy live in communities of less than 5000 people, and that there were 270 of these small dairy communities in Victoria. Ms Stefani said because these communities were small, eight towns had clustered in this pilot project to make the towns self sustainable. People will identify community issues, mobilise a project team, write a compelling grant application and manage projects. Ms Stefani said when the Gardiner funded pilot was completed in South Gippsland it would be rolled out to other regions. At the event, Peter Walsh, Victoria’s newly appointed Minister for Agriculture and Food Security, delivered his first public address. Tim Fischer AC, now Australia’s Ambassador to the Holy See launched a new book, Shaping Change.Professor David de Kretser AC, Governor of Victoria and Patron of

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Options opened ACCESS to high speed broadband is poised to become the next ‘big thing’ impacting the lives of many Australians – particularly Australians like us in rural communities. The backbone of Bass Coast’s economic development is mainly small and micro-businesses. In order for them to be competitive and take advantage of domestic and global business opportunities they need access to high speed broadband infrastructure. Access to high speed broadband

can help connect people more effectively, open up new learning and business opportunities and much more. Fibre optic cable (which delivers high speed broadband) has been laid from Sale to Wonthaggi. Part of being broadband ready is being well informed. Council officers are hosting an information session on Wednesday, February 16 at Picasso’s restaurant,103 Graham Street, Wonthaggi. Here you hear about what broadband means for your home or

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Big issues: Ned Dennis and Nadia Stefani take the floor. the Gardiner Foundation provided the foreword to Shaping Change and said that it “...provides a timely and much needed road map for extension professionals and policy makers of all types”. Mr Fischer noted: “This book looks at the environment we face in agriculture in the years ahead and suggests some ways forward. It correctly highlights the holistic but flexible approach that is necessary, in short, how to keep the decision makers and practitioners in the field flexible and on the front foot.” Mr Fischer also described the global challenge of food security which is to increase food production by 40 per cent by 2040 with the same amount of arable land, less water and less fossil fuels. Mr Walsh said that after a lifetime history in agriculture and agrifood he considers it a privilege to

represent the sector at the Cabinet table. “I will be making sure that agriculture and Country Victoria will always be high on the agenda under a Coalition Government,” he said. He spoke about Victoria as the nation’s largest exporter of food (25 per cent of national exports) of which Victoria accounts for 85 per cent of Australia’s dairy exports and produces 64 per cent of Australia’s milk worth $1.76 billion in 2009-10. In commenting on Food Security being added to the agriculture portfolio, he said: “The Coalition sees food security as a major policy priority. Not just food security for Victorians but also our responsibility as a food exporter, which is all about continuity of supply and the quality of that supply.”

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Demons arrive THE Melbourne Football Club arrived in Leongatha yesterday (Monday). All players on their list, as well as a myriad of coaches and other involved personnel, were there. South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Warren Raabe welcomed the football club to South Gippsland, touching on football’s importance to the area. “It’s great to see so many young people here today. Football is a big

part of South Gippsland, so it is great to have you guys here,” he said. The players are in Leongatha as part of the AFL’s promotion of the game to communities across Australia. The Demons held a clinic with school students yesterday before a select few took Leongatha Football Club for a training session. ‘Coach the coaches’ and ‘train the trainers’ sessions were also held at the Leongatha Football Club. The football club will be training

at the Inverloch Recreation Reserve today (Tuesday) from 9.30am. Melbourne footballer Lynden Dunn said getting out into the communities was an enjoyable change from fast paced city life. “The kids are used to seeing us in the city. It’s good to get out and see the kids here. They really appreciate it,” he said. Lynden’s girlfriend’s parents live in Poowong.

1000 years, one room By Jane Ross THE upstairs board room at the Leongatha RSL was a sea of blue uniforms on Thursday lunchtime. CFA captains, members and brigade support officers gathered to meet their new chief officer Euan Ferguson. He was in uniform too. He walked into the room with a smile on his face and moved methodically around the throng, shaking hands with his troops. There were 40 of them. Mr Ferguson said he was “blown away” by the turn out. He thanked them for coming. He’d have been even more impressed had he had time to stop and consider that around the two lunch tables laden with sandwiches and sausage rolls, was a voluntary group with a combined CFA service of roughly 1000 years. Mr Ferguson has taken over from Russell Rees, who was criticised by the Bushfires Royal Commission which followed the 2009 Black Saturday infernos. The new chief promised to work hard to dispel any CFA negativity and make the organisation the one of choice for people looking to volunteer. There’s been a surge in membership, he said. David Jones the captain of Foster Fire Brigade was unconvinced. He told the chief that it is demoralising for a brigade such as his to receive word from CFA headquarters that it “doesn’t have enough members”. “There just aren’t the people to join,” he lamented. In a half hour speech Mr Ferguson underscored

the message that those on the front line were the CFA members who mattered. He balanced humour, mild self-deprecation, information and a rallying call for unity. “I’m impressed,” mused Peter Vanzuyden, captain of the Pound Creek Fire Brigade. Meeniyan CFA captain Paddy Eldred, added his own brand of Irish blarney. When Mr Ferguson asked if anyone had read the (very lengthy) standing operating procedures, Paddy piped up, “I have!” The chief gave him a gold coin. Paddy may yet rue his cheek. District planning committee operations manager Mark Jones, later told The Star, he’d ring Paddy to test his procedural knowledge. The chief might want his coin back. Mr Ferguson traded banter with the brigade representatives and listened to some gripes. In his address, he acknowledged the sometimes unpleasant scrutiny of the CFA at the Bushfires Royal Commission. But, he stressed, “The community looks to the CFA for leadership. “If you take no other message from today, it is to say thank you for what you do in the CFA. It’s valuable work.” His background is in forestry and he’s a former CFA operations manager at region 10 in Sale. He sees the safety of fire crews as paramount. He himself has undertaken drills since he took up his new role three months ago, “so if I’m on the back of a truck, I know what to do”.

Council meets football: South Gippsland Shire Council’s executive assistants Erica Hunt and Lauren Green with Melbourne captain Brad Green.

New CEO at Rose Lodge By Jane Ross WORKING in the aged care industry in Melbourne, Beverley Walsh was well aware of Rose Lodge’s excellent reputation. She enjoyed her busy job as general manager of finance and administration with Vasey RSL Care, which runs seven hostels, 500 units and 166 aged care packages and has just opened a new 128 bed facility in Brighton East. But the pleasure of spending weekends and holidays overlooking the peaceful waters of Coronet Bay, prompted yearnings for a permanent seachange. Now that has taken place. Beverley is the new CEO at Wonthaggi’s Rose Lodge. She started at the beginning of this month and she’s still marvelling at the view from her office of the Guide Park gum trees, not to mention the thrill of opening a window. “Fresh air!” she declared. She’s come to the executive role at a busy time. At the end of last year, the lodge gained permission for 30 new beds. That will bring its total to 100. The new CEO is not fazed by the challenges building will bring because she went through it all with Vasey RSL Care. Beverley said one of the best aspects of the addition is that 11 of the new beds

will be designated high care. Rose Lodge hasn’t had those before; they’ve all been low care. It will mean that couples who live at the lodge won’t have to be separated if one has higher care needs than the other. And low care residents will be able to remain in Rose Lodge as their care needs increase. The new beds are expected to cost up to $5 million and they’re badly needed because Rose Lodge has a waiting list. Permission for the lodge extension didn’t come with grant money, so the facility’s supporters will have to raise it. Beverley said she hopes preparation for the new building can begin within 12 months. She’s well versed in the financial aspects of aged care and said she would use that experience to full advantage for Rose Lodge. As well as her background with Vasey RSL Care, she lectures one night a week at Victoria University in its masters program in aged care finance. Beverley made a point of introducing herself to the current Rose Lodge residents during meal time and she thinks they enjoyed that. She’s met the staff, most of the board and many of the residents’ families. Asked if she had any set direction for the lodge, its new CEO said she would settle in, work with the management committee in the day-to-day operation of the facility and take things from there.

New chief: Beverley Walsh (third from left) is the new CEO at Rose Lodge in Wonthaggi. With her are residents from left, Lil Morant 89, Roma Brown 79, Tiny Donohue 81, Dorothy Passmore 84 and Jean Cramp 90.

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School just like home Up front: school captains Jed Moore and Fasika Somerville-Smith.

By Brad Lester JED Moore and Fasika Somerville-Smith are two lucky kids. The duo from Tarwin Lower Primary School were last week named as school captains, and not only because they are the rural school’s only Grade 6 students. They have the leadership qualities to match. Whenever dignitaries or performers visit, Jed and Fasika will show them around. The pair will lead school assemblies and have input into the use of new classrooms scheduled to be


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built this year. This is a school where opportunity presents. With 46 children this year, Tarwin Lower PS continues to offer children individual attention, enabling them to excel as students and above all, citizens. “They are just the calmest bunch of children you could meet. There is just so much space for them and they really know how to play,” new principal Sharyne Munday said. “We are a school that thrives on meeting the students’ education needs. We have an academic focus, are committed to lifelong learning and ensuring kids have a social conscience, while meeting their individual needs.” This year, Prep and Ones learn in a class of just 10 students, and there are 16 in grades 2 and 3, and 19 in grades 4, 5 and 6. South Gippsland is in a unique position, as several small rural schools still operate. The fact these schools are receiving new buildings indicates they will be around for a while yet. Tarwin Lower will receive a building with three classrooms centred around a communal hub, plus a fresh administration block. “It’s just a beautiful setting for children to learn in and with new buildings, it will be just a wonderful space,” Ms Munday said. “The families are just fantastic. We had a working bee before school came back and a lot of parents helped there.” Two parents gathered in the office for morning tea last week to meet

Ms Munday. “It was a pleasant way to meet all of them and there were lots of toddlers there, so it’s good to know we have some more kids coming up,” she said. Students travel from as far as Waratah and Fish Creek, with most sourced from Tarwin Lower and Venus Bay. Until recently, a student was driven by her parents from Pound Creek, so happy were they with the education she received. Ms Munday comes to the school after six years as a classroom teacher at Wonthaggi North Primary School, including a term last year as acting principal at Powlett River Primary School at Dalyston. She takes over from Walter Birkenbeil, who has retired. “The best thing about teaching is when you can actually see on the children’s face that they have understood what you’ve been trying to teach them,” she said. “The kids get so many opportunities here, like excursions and camps, and you can have great relationships with the students and their families.” Tarwin kids are walking around town most mornings to train for the coming Waratah District Athletics Carnival at the end of this term, taking on boys and girls from Fish Creek, Foster, Toora, Welshpool and Tarwin Valley primary schools. The Tarwin Lower Football Club will buy a shelter from the school to erect at the club.

Environmental focus POWLETT River Primary School welcomed three Prep students this year. Principal Jeffrey Bell said this is down a little from recent years but in line with the “ups and downs” of small schools. Powlett River will begin the 2011 school year with 53 students, down slightly on this time last year, but enrolments are expected to rise. “Even since teachers returned last week, we have been receiving phone calls from prospective new students and our numbers grow every day,” Mr Bell said. “Numbers at the school are usually impacted by work prospects. New families moving into the area recently have been looking for work at the desalination plant and we have had a number of students enrol because of this. “The other big influence on student enrolments is by parents looking for opportunities for their children which they perceive small schools offer.” Mr Bell cited small class sizes and more individual attention for students as factors considered by parents. While the staff at Powlett River has remained very constant over the last couple of years, the school welcomed Rachel Beecroft as a part time teacher and she will be helping in grades 3/4 and 5/6. Students and teachers were thrilled to move into their fully completed classrooms and adjoining gallery last year. “This year will be our first opportunity to take full advantage of the completed facilities and the value they offer to our teaching programs,” Mr Bell said. The environment will be a major focus this year. “Apart from moving into our ‘environmentally planned’ classrooms, we also initiated a number of environmental initiatives during the last part of 2010,” he said. “These included a recycling program, installation of a solar generation system, a worm farm and a rubbish awareness program. Students are very excited about the impact they can have on their local environment and being able to see the impact their actions are having.” A family picnic will be held late February, followed by a good old traditional family fun night.

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Embracing a new school

First day: the entire junior school outside their new building.

THE new campus of Newhaven College opened with 169 students last Monday. The brand new, purpose-built buildings are on the college’s Tourist Road campus. The junior school students, including an intake of 22 Prep students, excitedly explored their new classrooms and grounds. With seven state-of-the-art classrooms, an art room, music tuition rooms and a large library, the Junior School students will enjoy access to large playing fields and a sports pavilion. The centre of the extensive classroom building is enclosed, providing a fantastic sheltered play and assembly area, and the facility is also resourced with first aid and administration areas. Every classroom has access to an attached reading room that allows students to work quietly in groups whilst remaining part of the class. Two separate sets of play equipment allow lower primary and upper primary students to enjoy age-appropriate physical challenges within the expansive school grounds. The Junior School is a happy, welcoming community where students feel secure and valued.

All staff deliver an exciting and engaging curriculum that lays the foundations for future learning. Teachers focus on developing essential skills in literacy and numeracy, alongside specialist classes for art, music, Japanese, physical education, drama and library. Students are encouraged to grow socially, emotionally, physically, academically and spiritually within their new, state-of-the-art classrooms. Prep students are welcomed by a Grade 6 buddy and the relationships begun during the latter part of their kindergarten year are extended, as their buddies help them to become familiar with the layout and routines that are part of any school. The students also interact regularly with the Year 9 students as part of their Community Project. Year 9 students visit each class weekly and act as mentors in such areas as mathematics, drama and establishing a community garden. Private buses provide transport of the students between the Junior School and the main campus at Newhaven, and Year 12 students carefully supervise the transfer of Junior School students after their school programs. The new location of the Junior

School adjacent to the college’s Year 9 Environmental Centre at the Tourist Road Campus will accommodate the ongoing and rapid enrolment growth. Double-streamed classes may be offered to cater for the strengthening demand for independent education in the coming years. The former Junior School classrooms at the College’s Newhaven Campus have been transformed into a Year 12 Centre, with private study areas, dedicated classrooms and access to careers and curriculum advice. The students have quickly moved into this fantastic centre and are enthusiastically looking forward to the challenging VCE studies ahead. These physical changes provide opportunities to all year levels as the dynamics on the campus alter with the absence of the Junior School, and allow greater use of resources for the senior school students.

New place: Prep students Amaia Beaumont and Maia Kirkpatrick enjoy their first day of classes in the brand new facility.

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Opening with a record A RECORD number of students arrived at Mary MacKillop College to begin the 2011 school year.

The school’s largest ever intake of 108 Year 7 students and a number of new students at all other year levels means the college began this year with almost 490 students. Of course the excitement comes from the energy and expectations that students bring to school. Each and every student has expectations for his or her self during 2011. This will work best when there is a high level of co-operation between school, student and home. Much work has been done by both teaching and non-teaching staff over the break to be ready and the year has begun smoothly. Twenty-five years ago this week, 63 pioneer Year 7 students helped to establish the school. They were the originators of the traditions of hard work and concern for each other in response to Jesus’ call, traditions the school community is grateful for and obliged to continue. All people at the college are committed to work hard to honour those traditions and to continue to enhance the quality of the educational opportunities provided. In addition to new students, the school also welcomes new staff members. Miss Cassie Roberts, Ms Ann Philpott, Mrs Tendai Nyamunduru, Miss Emma Wright, and Miss Janelle McRae have joined the teaching staff. Mrs Mel Bradley joins the college in the role of college counsellor, and Ms

Jenny Hall and Mrs Aileen Gartland have joined the cleaning and maintenance staff. This year the school has implemented a slightly altered student management structure. With the increasing flexibility of pathways available to Year 10, 11 and 12 students, these year levels have been restructured into a Senior School. The staff leadership of these students will be shared by a team comprising Mr Ken Myors, who will look after the pastoral care concerns of students; Mr Brad Hutchinson who will manage the administrative side of VCAL, VCE and VET; and Mr Gerard Martin who will provide careers and course advice to students mainly in the Senior School, but also to students at other year levels. Year 9 will be co-ordinated by Mr Danny Pellin, and Years 7 and 8 by Ms Tara Cox. Curriculum development will be led by Mrs Anita Kay-Taylor in Learning Domain Development; Mr Brad Hutchinson in the area of eLearning; Mrs Shauna Delaney in the area of Personal Development; and Mr Ken Myors in the area of Learning Pathways development. There is much happening in education at the moment and it is exciting watching the improvements being made on behalf of the students. A major initiative this year is the introduction of the VET course in Allied Health. This is a partnership between Mary MacKillop College, RMIT and Gippsland Southern Health. Fourteen students have enrolled in this Certificate III course. Successful completion of the certificate over the next two years will earn them a study score to count towards

their VCE ATAR score should they desire to continue to further study at a tertiary level. In 2011 Year 10, 11 and 12 students are studying 32 VCE units, 10 VET certificates as diverse as Automotive, Engineering, Hospitality, Building Construction and Hairdressing. The school is also offering intermediate and senior VCAL certificates and there are a number of students undertaking school based apprenticeships in hairdressing

and agriculture. Students graduating from the college will have a wide range of options available to them and will be more than ready to move on to further study and/or work. Opening mass will be held at 10am on Friday, February 18 at the college. All parents, friends and parishioners are invited to come along to celebrate with the college community as we ask God’s blessings on our work for 2011.

Organisational skills: Vanessa Benetti, Marcell Brailsford, Elijah Tracanelli and Charlie McInnes fill in their planners with the help of new teacher Janelle McRae.

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Exciting start to LSC year THE start to the 2011school year has been very exciting for Leongatha Secondary College.

Principal Brett Windsor, said for the first time since the amalgamation in the late 1990s of the Leongatha Technical School and the Leongatha High School into Leongatha Secondary College, “we are operating as a single campus”. “The Leongatha Education Precinct is flourishing with the primary school now on site and GippsTAFE in their new buildings. “As part of stage two of the development of the Leongatha Primary School, our school now has access to a brand new library and performing arts building. Both are magnificent spaces and the opportunity to share resources with the primary school is very exciting. “Our refurbishment has gone very well and we are keen to focus on what is important; improving learning outcomes for our students. We will continue to have a strong teaching and learning focus and this will be enhanced by having all students with access to a net book computer and the Ultranet. “It is a fantastic time to be involved in State education and more specifically, State education in Leongatha.” ICT provision leader Matt McPhee, said all students at Leongatha Secondary College, would be able to use the Ultranet by the end of semester one, with most Year 12 students having 24 hour access to their own net book. This will give them access to the new government inspired online learning space known as the Ultranet. Mr McPhee said it will be possible for students to use this learning space in every class they attend at the college making them unique across the State of Victoria.

New learning: LSC Year 10 students from left, Ryan Olden, Kelsey Buxton, Renee Eddy and Sam Wilson in full swing using their net books. “It will also mean all of the new web2 technologies that are becoming an integral part of modern education will be at the fingertips of every student and teacher in every session they attend. “Everyone at LSC is very excited about what this means for our students.”

Librarian Barbara Varrasso, is delighted with the new library, which is purposely designed, light and spacious. “It has classrooms with interactive white boards and specially designed reading and research areas. This is an encouraging and supportive learning en-

vironment with a wide range of resource material to help implement the curriculum and research.” Ms Varrasso said the library has an extensive and current fiction section to encourage student reading. “Each year, all the Year 7, 8 and 9s

participate in the Premier’s Reading Challenge in order to foster wider reading. Our helpful library staff, whose role it is to teach and help with research, resource material selection and reading is excited about the new library and encourage you to visit.”

Ultranet - a new way of learning ULTRANET is the way of the future for Victoria’s schools.

Students and teachers can use it for online learning activities. According to the Education Department’s website, students will be able to create a learning portfolio and use online communication tools such as wikis, blogs and discussion boards. They will be able to collaborate, communicate and create with students from within their school and across Victorian

government schools. Parents will be able to access the Ultranet too, thus providing them with another way of supporting their child at school. They can view information that will help them keep up-to-date with their child’s learning.Over time, parents will see test results, teacher feedback, homework activities, attendance and timetables. The information built up during a student’s school life, will create an ongoing record that will travel with them from year to year and school to school.

Attendance records, learning progress information, teacher feedback, class or homework tasks and timetables will be available “in just a few clicks”. The Ultranet is a secure, closed website. No health, welfare or contact information will be displayed on the site. The only personal information that will be displayed about a student will be their name and photograph (parents may request that their child’s photograph not be displayed). The Ultranet is a $60.5 million project funded by the Victorian Gov-

ernment. It is being provided to every Victorian Government school so that schools do not need to divert funds into their own online learning systems. Ultranet can be accessed at the user’s own convenience, from any computer with internet access. Parents can also log into the Ultranet with their child and discuss learning progress together. This means parents don’t have to wait for formal review sessions with teachers because the Ultranet allows them to recognise their child’s achievements and address learning or

schooling issues as they arise. The website states that online learning environments are becoming part of best practice learning and teaching worldwide. They are already used in a range of individual school settings across Australia and the world. The Ultranet will connect every Victorian government school for the first time. This means that knowledge can be shared across schools and each student’s learning history stays with them as they move from school to school.

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Big plans for easy learning SOUTH Coast Christian College is certainly moving forward.

Not only has the number of students increased this year, but two new teachers have also joined staff at the Prep to Year 12 college. Noah Madhuri has settled in nicely teaching the new Grade 2 class, while Trevor Sowden is an exciting addition. Mr Sowden will teach English and Chinese Mandarin, a new subject added to the curriculum for students in early primary school up to Year 8. “Over years, we will also be able to offer this language to students in years 10, 11 and 12 as they begin studying Mandarin in earlier year levels,” principal Peter Russell said. The school yard is also a busy place, with a new outdoor classroom to be finished next week, offering students and teachers an alternative to studying in the classroom. The shelter will cater for outdoor activities as well as providing an option for students to work outside on hot days. A new, colourful playground featuring large shade cloths is a great asset to the primary area of the school, while a vegetable garden encourages middle school students to learn about healthy eating and looking after the environment. With plans to relocate and expand the garden, a chicken coop and greenhouse will be added to the area, enabling primary students

New teacher: Ms Noah Madhuri with Grade 2 students Kiara, Emma, Anton, Jonathan and Ryan. to collect eggs, further their learning about collecting food waste and give them more space to grow their

own garden. While the school is currently divided into primary and secondary ar-

eas, exciting new developments are set to begin at the end of the year, creating an area especially for mid-

dle school students from Grade 6 to Year 8. The Middle School area will focus around a technology centre in the school, being close in proximity to the art room and a new Food Technology room. A separate Middle School area will aim to help students transition easily from primary to secondary school. “The students change from having one teacher at all times, to having different teachers for all their subjects,” Mr Russell said. “In Grade 6 they will spend most of their time with one teacher, as well as one or two specialised subjects. In Year 7 they will divide their time between one teacher and specialised subjects and in Year 8 only a third of their time will be with the same teacher.” Students are then prepared for their VCE years, with the secondary school based around the Science and Information Technology rooms. As part of the Federal Government’s Education Revolution program, the college is complete with a brand new sports hall. As well as containing a kitchen and foyer, the hall can seat up to 500 people, giving the college its own place to hold events, such as end of year presentations. Combining great students with fantastic staff gives the South Coast Christian College a warm and wonderful atmosphere for all children to learn, play and grow.

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School year’s off and running THE bell has just rung and the Wonthaggi Primary School office is humming.

There are parents needing to pass on important information about their child’s bus routine, pre-schoolers squirming while their mothers talk to office staff, students placing folders in a yellow plastic box and shy Preppies waiting to hand over orange forms. “It doesn’t stop!” said acting principal Vin Hally, who is supported by acting deputy principal Linda McNair. Term One is off to a flying start. There’s a major focus on improving the literacy and numeracy skills of the 250 or so students and for the past four years, Wonthaggi Primary has had the help of Gippsland Literacy Improvement Strategy coaches. There’s a South Gippsland Maths Initiative too. While literacy and maths might be a primary school’s core business, there are lots of other activities too. Art, music (the school has its own band) bike ed, health, sport, swimming and an extensive social skills program are viewed with equal importance. The visiting Life Education van is there this week, helping children learn how to make healthy choices in

Just starting: Wonthaggi Primary School’s acting principal Vin Hally, with proud Preps from left, Evren, Maya, Eve and Rebecca, all aged five. their lives. Set on eight acres, Wonthaggi Primary School staff work and learn in

a combination of buildings. Some are 100 years old; others have only recently been built. The senior students,

for example, have their own brand new learning centre. A number of new staff has been

Learning to grow TARWIN Valley Primary School is taking learning to the next level. Rather than just looking at facts and figures, the school has branched out. A kitchen garden has been set up at the school, primarily for the Preps but to benefit all students. “It teaches them maths, literacy, health and nutrition,” principal Brett Smith said. The children grow the vegetables and then learn to cook them. Students can also focus on life cycles, as they also have a compost heap that stores discarded scraps of fruit and vegetables. “It’s great to show the kids sustainability and regeneration,” Mr Smith said. The life cycle is not just in the garden; the Grades 3/4 class is currently studying the change from caterpillars to butterflies. Tarwin Valley will also be focusing heavily on the school’s five values: respect, responsibility, caring/compassion, doing your best and tolerance and inclusion. “We’re really focusing on putting the values into action at the different levels,” Mr Smith said.

Left, Life cycle: Brigid, Aaron, and Mrs Johnson have been looking at the stages from caterpillar to butterfly. Right, She’s apples: Elly, Stuart, Ethan, Irene gathering apples as part of the kitchen garden program.

welcomed: teachers Paul Churchill, Emma Marston, Lauren Pearson, Ruth Chambers and education support officers Andrea Lower, Fiona Crutchfield, Natalie Paulson and Mel McRae. “We’re well resourced,” Mr Hally said. “We have our own gym, library, art rooms and pool.” The latter is used every lunch time in Term One and David Clottu runs a swimming program that includes beach water safety. The Preps and Grade 1s do their swimming later in the year in Wonthaggi’s indoor pool. Grade 5s team with Grade 1s and Grade 6s with Preps in a big buddy little buddy program that is complemented by Grade 6 peer mediators who are trained to sort out minor scraps in the school yard. Heavy emphasis is placed on student welfare and misdemeanours are treated as learning, rather than punishable experiences. “We’re trying to build emotional wellbeing and assertive behaviour,” Mr Hally said. With all that going on, it’s no wonder that, as he ends the school day in the approaching dark, he’s struck by the silence.

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Kye Lucas Cecil was born on February 7 at Leongatha Memorial Hospital to Jenny and Mark of Poowong. He has a big brother Bailey, eight, and a big sister Layla, two-and-a-half.

Andrew (Drew) William Parkes was born on January 31 at the Leongatha Memorial Hospital. He is another boy for Rob and Shandelle of Ranceby, and a brother for James, two.

Robert and Tamira of Stony Creek welcome their beautiful little girl Holly Kathryn Smith into the world. Holly was born on February 5 at Leongatha Memorial Hospital.

Brock Alan Gerard Wilkinson was born on February 2 at Leongatha Memorial Hospital. He is the second child for Doug and Leanne of Leongatha, and a brother for Gabrielle, aged three-and-a-half.

Country pride on show THE wonders of country life will be celebrated at this year’s Foster and District Agricultural Show on Saturday, February 26. Horses, cows, alpacas and poultry will be exhibited; craft work, photography, art and preserves will fill the pavilion; and floral art will turn heads. Mighty Clydesdale horses will amaze and traditional sheaf tossing will attract men and women eager to display their strength. Children will compete in the show girl and master tot classes and the speed knitting competition should draw a crowd. Welshpool identity Paul Macphail will attract an audience with his famed duck herding display and the Victoria Police Band will offer a musical spectacular on the exhibit shed lawns. Singers are urged to prepare their voices for

the Foster Show Music Idol event, while those whose talent is throwing should consider the gum boot throwing event. Well groomed dogs will be on show in the dog parade and men’s health will take priority at the Pitstop display. Enjoy mosaic demonstrations, wool spinning, and find out more about the SeaChange Festival and Foster Museum at designated stands. The Koonwarra Village School, Fish Creek/ Foster Scouts, State Emergency Service, Coast Guard and Country Fire Authority will have stands. Adventurous types are urged to try their luck on the mechanical bull. The Weekly Times photographer Zoe Phillips will officially open the show at 1pm in front of the grandstand. For more information, contact secretary Rhonda Bland on 5687 1111 or 0457 316 497.

Good times: Ethan Benzon-Ryan and Tyler Mitchell enjoyed the 2010 Foster Show.

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Craft vital to life “THE meaning of craft in women’s lives” was the topic for guest speaker Dr Uschi Bay at a gathering of interested women at the Dakers Centre in Leongatha. Music day: Maurie Collins, Gavan Arden, Susan and Colin Parrish entertain.

Country music comes to town COUNTRY music singer Gavan Arden and support artists drew a crowd to the Poowong Hall recently. With Gippsland duo Susan and Colin Parrish on guitars and flute, and Maurie Collins on pedal steel and a surprise visit from Harry the Hillbilly Hippy, Gavan

presented a program of country favourites and some of his own compositions. The proceeds of the concert helped the Poowong Uniting Church. The church will be holding a dinner at 6pm on Sunday, February 20 to help with flood relief in Donald and Charlton. Tickets are adults $10, children $6 and families $30.

Organised by Gippsland Hills Group of the Country Women’s Association, the event attracted women from a wide area of Gippsland, including Yarram, Wonthaggi and Nyora. Dr Bay, a lecturer in the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Medicine at Monash University, is currently working with Dr Jane Maidment and Michelle Courtney of Deakin University on a project that investigates the role of rural women’s craft activities in their social, ecological and economic well-being.

Eager to meet Dr Uschi Bay were: (from left) CWA Gippsland Hills Group president Helen Barrow, Jan Fraser, Julie Sheilds, Patricia Griggs, Lyn Edden, Lois Tipple, Lorraine Coleman, Thelma Rogers, Heather Bennett, Glenice Wilson, Dr Uschi Bay, Dorothy Slachter and Elsie Hope. “I can’t imagine a life without craft” was a key sentiment expressed by many of those interviewed for this study. Through this research, social workers and occupational therapists, as well as university academics, will gain a better understanding

of how craft provides opportunities for teaching and learning, and social connectedness. Dr Bay quoted from a number of studies which show that engaging in craft activities has the capacity to stimulate thought and learning, and contributes to the individual’s sense of

identity. Interacting with others involved in crafts brings the benefits of social engagement, which has been shown to lead to better health. Women from the Country Women’s Association are being interviewed as part of the project.

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Picture of perfection

Situated in an ideal location, you could make this beautiful house your home. It is available through Alex Scott & Staff, Inverloch. See page 28 for details.

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‘Gladesville Downs’ a country delight C

ENTRALLY located at Leongatha South, this neat and tidy farmlet of approx 8.75 acres is a 10 minute drive from Leongatha, Inverloch and Korumburra.

Full length verandahs front and back provide a sheltered welcome to this three bedroom brick home, and also offers a great vantage point for keeping an eye on the land. Polished floorboards throughout the home promise easy maintenance living and complement the timber cathedral ceilings, as does the solid timber kitchen. Electric hot-plates, wall oven with griller and a microwave shelf cater for all cooking needs. The warmth of a solid fuel wood heater in the open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area is complemented by a reverse cycle air conditioner and glass sliding doors allow easy access to the verandahs and gardens. Each of the three bedrooms have built-in robes as well as ceiling fans, polished floorboards, and large windows allowing natural light and easy viewing of surrounding lands and hills. Situated off the hallway is the bathroom with both bath and shower, a separate toilet and serviceable laundry. Outside offers a double carport, large lawns, a small orchard, productive vegie garden and a prolific passionfruit vine. A Colorbond shed provides plenty of secure storage and ample water is supplied by three tanks. This property also includes an unused road lease of approximately one acre, plus a panoramic view of the distant hills and countryside. If you are wanting a great little farmlet in a central position, don’t miss this opportunity. Contact the team at Alex Scott for further details.

At a glance Location: 300 Hudsons Road, Leongatha South Price: $429,000. Agent: Alex Scott & Staff, Leongatha. Contact: 5662 0922

Build your dream home B UYERS will need to build within the guidelines of the planning permit soon, so this is priced to sell at auction now. With a gently sloping fall, this attractive piece of rural land is well-placed for horses. Fenced specifically to suit horses, with a loose box and tack room, all you need to do is bring the horse float in. There are troughs to the paddocks, a dam, and areas of fenced native vegeta-

tion and plantings for shelter. With no near neighbours, but within close proximity of Leongatha’s shops, schools and facilities, Koonwarra village with its fabulous monthly farmers’ market and Meeniyan, is a location becoming increasingly desirable. Also within striking distance of Inverloch’s beaches and Wilsons Prom, this property is perfect for permanent living or as a great holiday getaway. Declare your interest in anticipation of auction day.

At a glance Location: L1 Meeniyan Nerrena Road, Meeniyan (Cnr of G.Browns Rd) Auction: Saturday, March 5 at 11am Agent: First National Prom Country Contact: Allen Bartlett 0417 274 624

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Guaranteed to impress A

RRIVE at 2 Valley View Parade and you will immediately appreciate the unique and beautiful property, a home brimming with elegance and charm.

The home was designed by award winning architect Peter Jackson and was constructed using Daniel Robinson Bricks and Rylock double glazed windows throughout. Highly respected local builder David Embom was engaged to construct the home. David is a lover of wood and well known for a top quality finish. The residence is 40 squares under roof and a generous 28 squares of living. It is a very interesting four bedroom home with a superb en suite, and two living areas. The main living area is a beautiful north facing room with large windows and a superb tall ceiling. The second formal living area would nicely double as a home cinema. For comfort in all seasons, the home has fully ducted reverse cycle air conditioning. The kitchen is made of beautiful Victorian Ash and has an abundance of cupboards and pot drawers. It also has an ‘Insinkerator’, 900mm oven, gas and electric hotplates, quality dishwasher and a great walk-in pantry with a preparation bench. The en suite is quite exceptional; it has a generous walk-in robe and lots of large Victorian Ash drawers, and a separate toilet. The property also has a ducted vacuum cleaner. The bathroom is generous, featuring a two person spa. The décor of the home and the fixtures and fittings are all of exceptional quality; the home sparkles like new. Relaxed outdoor living is well catered for at 2 Valley View Parade. It has a good sized covered deck with bistro blinds: just the place to relax at the end of a busy day. Car accommodation is a triple garage with auto doors and direct access to the home. The paving, landscaping, and layout of the garden have

all been done professionally and the effect is very pleasing. The garden has been well mulched for low maintenance. Access to the back yard exists and good storage is available under the house. We are delighted to bring this fine property to the market place. The more you look the better it gets, beautifully presented. Your inspection is invited.

At a glance Location: 2 Valley View Parade, Korumburra Price: $695,000 Agent: Stockdale & Leggo, Korumburra Contact: 5658 1500, John O’Connor 0416 193 990

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Ideal location for family home L

OCATED opposite the recreation oval and only a couple of minutes walk to the main shopping centre, this home is sure to impress. The home is built to last with internal brick walls, modern timber kitchen, parquetry flooring, large front and rear deck space and much more. With nothing to improve, this is an ideal family home or investment property on a large block of land.

Its features include up to five bedrooms, two bathrooms, living, dining and lounge upstairs plus open and undercover entertainment off the kitchen. Downstairs consists of two large living areas or possible bedrooms and a second outdoor undercover entertainment area. A large double garage plus carport, paving, shady trees and well maintained garden complete this picturesque property. This 736sqm of land is priced for the astute buyer. Inspect by appointment only.

At a glance Location: 41 Sandy Mount Avenue, Inverloch Price: $595,000 Agent: Alex Scott & Staff, Inverloch. Contact: 5674 1111

On the edge of town H

ERE is a rare opportunity to purchase almost 50 acres of pristine property on the edge of Leongatha. There are nine main paddocks with a balance of undulating country to creek flats. Located in an ideal location, this is the perfect family home. This updated house has room for everyone; it comprises four bedrooms all containing built-in robes, an additional study and two bathrooms. A modernised Blackwood kitchen featuring a double-drawer dishwasher is adjacent to a intimate dining room, also doubling as a family room. A separate lounge room contains reverse cycle air-conditioning as well as a wood heater, guaranteeing the perfect temperature for At a glance Location: 310 Wild Dog Valley Rd, Leongatha AUCTION: Saturday March 12, at 11am. Agent: SEJ, Leongatha Contact: 5662 4033, Barry Redmond 0418 515 666 or Lyle Miller 0408 515 665

every season. Outside offers an exterior rendered brickwork and tiled roof, with a car port at the end of the house. Enjoy stunning views of the countryside whilst relaxing in the undercover barbecue area, with plenty of space to entertain friends. This property includes a four bay machinery shed and a disused dairy now used as undercover stockyards. A calf rearing shed and dam complete this package. Take pleasure in the peace and quiet whilst still being close to town; the school bus will even pick the kids up right from the gate. Having been in the same family for over 70 years, this property is looking for a new owner to enjoy all it has to offer.

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Prom Country Something for Everyone



Address 44 Wanke Road, MIRBOO NORTH

Roll to the Pub!

Address 73 Whitelaw Street, MEENIYAN

Think Inside the Square T

“Little Brook Cottage”

Nest or Invest

W elevated views, this attractive home has a With cclever floorplan where rooms wrap round a central co courtyard. 3BRs, 2 bath, formal & informal living zo zones, ducted vac, lovely gardens & farmland behind. INSPECT Saturday @ 11.00 - 11.30am IN Address 76 Baromi Road, MIRBOO NORTH A $285,000 - $315,000

A charming home set on a delightful half acre. Renovated & redecorated feature-packed kitchen, 2 living areas, 3 brms + study, outdoor entertaining, carport & huge shed, impeccable gardens & more. INSPECT By Appointment Address 2327 Monash Way,YINNAR $295,000 - $315,000

Step inside & be surprised by polished timber floors, art deco ceilings, & fresh paint. 3 BRs, bathrm with spa, & 2 loos. Great location - walk everywhere. INVEST-$12,000+ pa return or NEST- and enjoy! INSPECT By Appointment Address 1 Giles Street, MIRBOO NORTH $205,000 - $215,000



Luscious Log Cabin on 1640sqm (approx)

Country Farmhouse, Metro Make-Over

At long last, the one we’ve all been waiting to see! With front and rear access in Meeniyan’s heart. Re-wired, re-plumbed, re-stumped and re-roofed, this re-moved home will excite the imagination. Holiday rental for the smart investor? Business opportunity for the entrepreneur? Cosy home for the lover of all-things-country? 3 bedrooms, huge open plan living space, lots of timber, cathedral ceilings and a double garage. Verandas, fences, walk to shops, rail trail, eateries and bus.

This 9 acre property has breathtaking panoramic views for as far as the eye can see. Original country farmhouse is extended & renovated, to be contemporary, & chic! High ceilings, unreserved use of glass, timber and concrete floors, two expansive living zones, a sophisticated chef’s kitchen, & equally smart bathrooms in this 3 bedroom + office residence. Colourful gardens, huge water capacity, garaging, sheds, & farm facilities too. A country getaway with Flair to Spare.

INSPECT Sunday @ 2.00 - 2.30pm Address 74 Whitelaw Street, MEENIYAN

INSPECT Sunday @ 1.00 - 1.30pm Address 185 Smiths Road, MARDAN

$255,000 - $280,000


$540,000 - $575,000

Selling Properties




kaz hughes 0417 516 998

Cottage Cutie, Position Perfect

Farmhouse Flair on 4.5 Exclusive Acres

Nestled beneath beautiful, mature shade trees, this original weatherboard home is both livable & lovable. 2 living spaces include a cosy lounge with Jetmaster fire place, split system air, double hung windows & picture rails. The updated kitchen is light & bright, the central bathroom gleams with modern appointments & all 3 bedrooms have hardwood floors. Manicured lawns, children’s playhouse, garage, carport, ample parking, & a reserve next door ensures extended privacy.

Set in an exclusive enclave, this 4.5 acre haven is designed for relaxed country living. Decked verandas encircle the classic Australian farmhouse, & the surrounding landscaped gardens create a most peaceful environment. A light-encompassing interior features French limestone floor tiles, quartz stone kitchen tops & stainless appointments in an expansive 2 living zone, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom floor plan. Ideal for horses, ample garaging and parking, and abundant water from tanks and dam.

INSPECT Saturday @ 1.00 - 1.30pm Address 3 Murray Street, MIRBOO NORTH

INSPECT Sunday @ 1.00 - 1.30pm $270,000 - $290,000 Address 52 Martins Road, MEENIYAN

lisa williams 0438 133 385

$525,000 - $575,000



allen bartlett 0417 274 624

Planning Permit & Horse Habitat on 13 Acres

Build just a 4 iron to the 1st tee

You will need to build within the guidelines of the planning permit soon, so this is priced to sell at Auction now! With a gently sloping fall, & fenced specifically to suit horses with a loose box and tack room, there are troughs to the paddocks, a dam, and areas of fenced native vegetation. With no near neighbours but within close proximity of Leongatha’s regional facilities and Meeniyan – an increasingly popular destination for “lifestylers”.

Outstanding opportunity to build your dream home on an acre, amongst other individual residences. An iron will have you on the 1st tee of the Mirboo North Golf Club, or the 19th if you prefer, from your front door. Or head off through your back gate and the surrounding natural environment to the Rail Trail, and walk or ride to Boolarra or the short stroll into Mirboo North. Custom designed house plans available, and soils tests done. Power and phone to boundary. A golfer’s paradise!

AUCTION Saturday, March 5 @ 11.00am Address L1 Meeniyan-Nerrena Road, MEENIYAN

INSPECT By Appointment Address 22 Golf Links Drive, MIRBOO NORTH

INSPECT Saturday @ 12.00 - 12.30pm Meet agent on site


$170,000 - $185,000

glenys foster property management



julie fowkes property management

More Than a Just Pretty Face

10 Acres,Two Homes, Crowd Pleaser, Brain Teaser

Inside and out, this is far more than “just a pretty face”. The gorgeous gardened allotment is low maintenance, and around 1200sqm, with abundant car accommodation & shedding (9m x 7.5m), and the neat as a pin home has an extended floor plan with a substantial living space on the preferred north side with direct access out to covered entertaining. Plenty of heating and cooling options, the 3 bedrooms, kitchen, dining, lounge and family zones have a fresh neutral décor throughout.

Unique 10 acre property with 4 acre (approx) Narracan Creek lease. Two older-style homes, one a character 1940’s with attached function room of the relocated St Aiden’s Church Hall, expansive rustic shedding inc a substantial Nissen hut, a myriad of mature specimen trees & shrubs with maple, elm, ash, magnolia & ornamentals, & pecan, chestnut, macadamia (& more) fruit & nut trees, berries of all kinds, rambling gardens, sheep paddocks, a dam, and all in a totally secluded environment.

INSPECT Saturday @ 12.00 - 12.30pm Address 49 Baromi Road, MIRBOO NORTH

INSPECT Sunday @ 2.00 - 2.30pm Address 35 Gillotts Road, THORPDALE

5664 0224

$265,000 - $280,000

93 Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan 84 Ridgway, Mirboo North

emma sullings marketing

$395,000 - $440,000

5668 1660

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Magnificent “Mundook”


UNDOOK has been held by the Lester family since 1949 and was originally cleared from its virgin state by Don Lester in the 1950s and 60s. Fenced into 14 paddocks, it is abundantly watered by a system of 20 dams and 20 troughs. The property straddles the Foster – Wilsons Promontory Road 10 kilometres south of Foster. The entry to the property is at the historic Poison Post site where the original Yanakie and Dividing Creek pastoral run intersected, and the overland track from Port Albert to Melbourne met the track to the Wilsons Promontory lighthouse. The beautiful beaches of Waratah Bay and Sandy Point are 15 minutes drive away, as is the entrance to Wilsons Promontory National Park. It is a particularly attractive rural property with generous plantings of native trees on gently undulating coastal plains and commands magnificent views across Corner Inlet to Wilsons Promontory. The soils are mainly black loam over clay on the lower areas with clay podsol over mudstone in the rising section. Mundook has employed a long standing and intensive fertiliser program; most of the property has had a long history of lime application with a total application of around 10 tonnes per acre. Superphosphate and potash are applied both spring and autumn each year, with a total rate be-

tween 250 and 280 kgs/ha. Pastures comprise mainly perennial ryegrass, cocksfoot, white clover, and strawberry clover and rainfall averages 39 inches per annum. It is an extremely productive property that for many years fattened a steer to the acre annually and was the home of the well known Mundook Hereford stud. More recently fat lamb production has been the major enterprise. Last year the property fattened 500 cattle and turned off 5000 lambs, all bred on Mundook. Fencing is of the highest standard being both cattle and sheep proof and fully electrified. An extensive and partially roofed set of cattle yards is equipped with a computerised livestock identification scanning, recording system, a stud stock selling ring and seating stand. These yards are located on a quiet government road with easy access for larger B-double trucks. Adjacent to the cattle yards are a modern set of sheep yards and a three stand raised board shearing shed, and a farm workshop with ample machinery storage is connected to the shearing shed. The weatherboard, 20 square, homestead was built in 1949. It is in excellent condition having recently been recarpeted and painted. It is set in an extensive and beautiful garden with views to the Promontory.

At a glance Location: Promontory Road, Foster Price: $7,500,000 Agent: Elders Real Estate, Korumburra Contact: Don Olden, 5658 1894 or 0417 805 312

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Lunch is served By Margaret Waldron YOORALLA First Base on the corner of Church and Bruce streets looks like any ordinary Leongatha office building. Thank you: Milpara Community House president John Davies presents a certificate of appreciation to Bendigo Bank staff in Korumburra for their support for the Milpara food bank. Bank staff organised a fantastic food drive. Bank staff are, from left: Sharon Bourke, Louise Wilson and Robyn Hill.

Milpara Community House news If you are thinking of enrolling in any of the following courses Aged Care, Home and Community Care, Disability, Child Care or Community Services - Milpara has a short introductory course that will help you to make the right choice. You will complete part of a unit towards a qualification in the above areas, as well as learning about: industry specific information and hours of work, expectations of employers, off campus study expectations, course, assessment and placement requirements. This a great opportunity for parents returning to work or people considering a change of occupation. This course will be held over four days commencing on Tuesday, March 1. Please contact Sandra or Belinda at Milpara Community House at 21 Shellcott’s Road, Korumburra

on 5655 2524 for enrolments and further information. ****** The monthly Fibromyalgia Support Group will be held on February 17 at 1pm after the weekly yoga session. Come along and share your experiences and receive support from other people in the same situation. ****** Computers Beyond Basics starts on Thursday, February 17 for people who have mastered the basics but want to learn more about their computer, file management, email and the internet. ****** Milpara is offering a comprehensive first aid course which includes CPR, Workplace First Aid Level 2 and Administration of Adrenaline for Anaphylaxis running over five Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm commencing on February 22. ****** Would you like to research your family tree? Come and learn a basic range of skills to

research your family history - how to gather and record information, use genealogy software, internet researching techniques, how to record oral history and where to get help. This course will run over five Saturdays commencing February 26. ****** Digital Photography classes will be commencing on March 1 for two weeks. Learn about the functions on your camera and how to take fantastic photos using your digital camera under the instruction of Glen Wilson. ****** Our popular Well Women’s Clinic starts again on Wednesday March 2 with Evie Harle. This clinic provides Pap smears, blood pressure checks and women’s health information. ****** Come along to our Scrabble group starting on February 21 from 2pm to 3.30pm. Please book your place with Sandra or Belinda on 5655 2524.

But behind its doors lies a vibrant, young community. Leongatha Probus members were recently greeted at the front door by Brendan Allen who guided us down the long corridor to a back room and assisted us to our seats. Yooralla First Base is a day placement centre for young adults with a disability, and we were in their common room, set up as a restaurant with table cloths, serviettes, white crockery, shiny glasses and cutlery. Our hosts, known as 5A Yooralla Way Catering Team, dressed in white shirts and black aprons and with happy, smiling faces introduced themselves to us. We met Brendan Allen, Brodie James, Mitch Price, Amber Betts, Tamara Chumbley and also Vanessa Holness and Brenda Stewart who are support workers. They served us lovely cold jugs of drink and fresh buttered bread sticks, while all the time talking to us and making sure we were comfortable, Those young people have been running their catering business for 12 months now, and specialise in ‘good quality home made food’. This is their motto. They have taken food to various venues, including the monthly shire luncheon and catering for Foster Community Health Centre and Toora Women’s Health Day. Each member has gained their food handling and hospitality certifi-

Catering team: back, Woorayl Probus president Leo Bleeser and organiser Alan Hoy with Tamara Chumbley, Amber Betts, Brenda Stewart and Vanessa Holness. Front: Brendan Allen, Mitch Price and Brodie James. cates levels one and two. Today was to be their first ‘in house catering’ and we were 24 Probus guests. A smorgasbord table of home made lasagna, a cold chicken and salad platter, small individual quiches, baked potatoes in foil with two types of sour cream, coleslaw and tossed salad was brought out. We could serve ourselves, but it was lovely to be assisted by the staff. Second serves were available but we all decided to wait for sweets. The menu was on the board, so we knew it was worth waiting for. Hot apple pie with thick cream and a beautiful finely chopped fruit salad appeared. Brendan and Tamara took our tea and coffee orders, while Brodie and Mitch brought out

Church Times ARIES - March 21 - April 20

Gardening or working with plants is highlighted this week. It’s also a week of purchasing, but watch out for slick salespeople and ‘irresistible’ deals. TAURUS - April 21 - May 22

Business mixes unusually well with pleasure, so long as one doesn’t distract you from the other. A friend from way back may contact you. You may take an interest in psychic studies. GEMINI - May 23 - June 21

This is a good week for tending to such ordinary tasks as bookkeeping and filing. Think before you act and don’t be impulsive. Your partner may be unexpectedly dramatic. CANCER - June 22 - July 22

Surprises highlight the week and a companion may shock even you with his or her unpredictability. You can express your feelings through a new medium - possible painting or poetry. LEO - July 23 - August 22

Investigation is the keyword. Scratch beneath the surface before forming an opinion. An absent-minded streak could lead to an embarrassing situation, but your sense of humour saves the day. VIRGO - August 23 - September 22

Scientific study is highlighted this week and you could make some useful discoveries. You excel at bringing friends together and soon they will return the favour. LIBRA - September 23 - October 22

Humour is the keyword, both at work and in community projects. You take on a leadership role, whether you choose it or you are chosen. A mystery is solved by the end of the week. SCORPIO - October 23 - November 21

The week finds you involved in public speaking engagements. Your verbal skills are sharp, winning you a key admirer. Travel is in the picture. You may return to a much favoured destination. SAGITTARIUS - November 22 - December 22

Look for new interests that complement existing ones. This week marks the beginning of a friendship cycle. Either you forge a new relationship or a present one is significantly enhanced. CAPRICORN - December 23 - January 20

This week offers opportunities for branching out or entering into partnership arrangements. Financial undertakings need meticulous research. In romance, spontaneity is the keyword. AQUARIUS - January 21 - February 19

Thursday - Saturday the focus is on financial dealings. It’s important that you read all the fine print. Property transactions are highlighted. A romantic partner responds to the sentimental approach. PISCES - February 20 - March 20

Self discipline is strong and it’s a good week to launch a diet. Your self confidence may dip however, but rises again by the end of the week. Guarantees are not foolproof - buyer beware! BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK

Your strengths include generosity, enthusiasm and creativity. You express yourself in a theatrical way and you tend to steal the spotlight from others. You demand the centre of attraction and nine times out of ten, you get it. The key is to share centre-stage.

ANGLICAN: Wednesday, February 16: 9.30am Woorayl Lodge HC; 10.15am Koorooman House HC; 11am St Peter’s Mid-Week HC. Friday, February 18: 7.30pm St David’s, Meeniyan HC. Sunday, February 20: 8am St Peter’s HC; 10am St Peter’s Contemporary Worship with HC. ST MARY’S ANGLICAN CHURCH: Mirboo North. Phone 5668 1346. Holy Communion 8.30am: Worship and Sunday School 10am. ST PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH: Korumburra: Sunday 9.30am and Wednesday 11.30am. Poowong: Second and fourth Sundays, 11am. ST GEORGE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH: Wonthaggi. Sunday, 10.30am: Holy Communion & Sunday School; Monday, 7.30pm: Holy Communion; Wednesday, 8.45am: Christian prayer & meditation, 10am: Holy Communion. CHURCH OF ASCENSION: Inverloch, Sunday, 9am: Holy Communion & Sunday School; Tuesday, 9am: Christian prayer & meditation; 10am: Holy Communion; Thursday 7.30pm: Holy Communion. 5th Sunday services, alternating at Wonthaggi & Inverloch, contact Rev Bruce Charles for details, 5672 3984. ASSEMBLIES OF GOD: Prom Coast Community Church Inc. - Foster Community House, Station Street, 10am: Sunday. Sunday School and Creche operates. Pastor Bill Watson 5686 2248. A.O.G. Inverloch - Cnr Bear and McIntosh Street, Inverloch. Sunday Service 10am. Contact: Jeff Robertson, 0418 125 832 or Imagine Burwood 9888 7466. Korumburra Southern Hills A.O.G. - 4 Mine Rd, 10am and 6pm: Sunday. Also Children’s Church and Creche. Contact: Pastor Vic Butera 5655 2478. Youth: Neville Stuart ph. 0407 343 219. Leongatha South Gippsland Liberty Fellowship - 17 Michael Place, Leongatha. Sunday services: 10 am and 7pm. Office: 5662 3100. Wonthaggi A.O.G. - Billson Street, 10am: Sunday. Contact: Pastor Barry Smith 5672 3984. CHRISTIAN REVIVAL CRUSADE: 40 Hughes Street, Leongatha. Sunday, Morning Service 10.30 am: Inspirational Service, 6.30pm: Children’s Church 10.30am: Home cells weekly. For all enquiries contact 5664 5455. THE CHURCH AT ARCHIES CREEK: Meeting every Sunday at Archies Creek. Morning Communion Service 11 am: Evening Holy Spirit Revival 6pm: Phone: Ps. Chris Chetland 5674 3867 or

5672 4660. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST: Saturdays, Church service 10am., Leongatha Sabbath School 11.30am. CATHOLIC: St Laurence’s Parish Leongatha: 5 pm Mass Saturday, 11am Mass Sunday. Tarwin Lower: In St Andrew’s Union Church, 5pm winter, 6pm summer Mass Saturday. Meeniyan: 9.30am Mass, 1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays and 11am, 2nd and 4th Sundays. Mirboo North: 11am Mass, 1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays and 9.30am Mass, 2nd and 4th Sundays. St. Joseph’s Parish Korumburra: 9.30am Sunday Mass. Loch: 5pm/6pm Daylight saving Sunday Mass. Wonthaggi: Saturday evening 6.30pm: Evening Mass; Sunday, 10.30am: Mass. Inverloch: Sunday 9 am: Mass. KORUMBURRA’S AGLOW: First Monday every month at Korumburra Day Centre, Korumburra Hospital, Bridge St., Korumburra at 7.45pm. Inquiries phone 5657 2214. GIPPSLAND CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Meets at Baromi Centre, Mirboo North, Sundays 4pm - 5pm communion, 5pm - 5.30pm refreshments, 5.30pm - 6.15pm Bible studies for adults, teens and children. All enquiries: Bob Stevens 0400 403 765. SALVATION ARMY LEONGATHA COMMUNITY CHURCH meets at 52 Anderson Street (South Gippsland Highway) - Sunday: Family Worship at 10am: Kid’s Club - Tuesday, 4 - 5pm; mainly music, Thursday 10am. All welcome. Please contact Captain Claire Emerton or Lieutenant Rachael Collins, ph. 5662 5122. SALVATION ARMY WONTHAGGI COMMUNITY CHURCH meets at 149 McKenzie Street every Sunday at 11am for Family Worship. Kids' Club - every Tuesday at 4 pm, Women's Group - Wednesday at 1.30pm, and Playgroup - Friday 9.30am. Evening Ladies' Fellowship - First Monday each month and Youth Groups held monthly. All welcome. Please contact Lt. Robyn and Max Lean. Ph. 5672 1228. PRESBYTERIAN: Weekly Worship Service 10am Sunday, corner Bent and Turner Streets, Leongatha. Phone Rev. Dr D. Clarnette 0409 236 981 or elder Col Rump 5662 2107.

CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH: Reformed Church meeting at the corner of Peart and Brown Streets. Sunday family service at 10.30am. (10am daylight saving time), creche and Sunday School available. 7.30pm service: All Sunday evenings except 1st Sunday of the month, 5pm service. Fortnightly youth activities. Home Bible Fellowship groups. Contact 5662 2527. UNITING CHURCH: Leongatha: Sunday 10.30am. Tarwin Lower: 10.30am. Mirboo North: 9.30am. Meeniyan: 10am. Wonthaggi: Sunday 9.30am, Family Service, all welcome. Inverloch: Sunday 11am: Korumburra: Sunday, 9.30am: Rev. Pastors Gavin and Sue Sharp, 5655 1997. Arawata: 11.30am 1st & 3rd Sundays. Kongwak: 11.30am 4th Sunday. BAPTIST CHURCH KORUMBURRA: 39 Mine Rd, Korumburra. Service and Sunday School 10.30am. Pastor Ian Wilkinson. Phone 5658 1366. BAPTIST CHURCH WONTHAGGI: Cnr McBride & Broome Crescent, Wonthaggi. Morning Service & Children’s Activities, Sunday 10am. Weekly activities see www., Pastor Geoff Pegler 5672 4769. MEENIYAN CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Sunday, 10am: Meeniyan Youth Club Hall. COMBINED CHURCHES WONTHAGGI / INVERLOCH: 4th Sunday each month at 7pm. SCOTS PIONEER CHURCH: Mardan South. Pleasant Sunday Afternoons on the last Sunday of each month at 2pm. See occasional ad in this paper for details. For enquiries phone 9853 6627. FISH CREEK UNION CHURCH: 1st & 3rd Sundays, 9am; 2nd & 4th Sundays, 7pm. Contacts: Fran Grimes 5683 2650, Sue Poletti 5663 6325.

plates of lemon slice and date slice for each table. It was a wonderful, happy couple of hours. We were so spoilt, and we loved the cheery, talkative group of young people who so obviously enjoyed preparing our meal and looking after us. Photos were taken and we all left feeling we had made great new friends. We were sorry Emily Ardley who had spent so much time preparing for us the day before had another work commitment at lunch time so was not with us. A big thank you to our wonderful 5A Yooralla Way Catering Team. Leongatha Probus wish you a great future and look forward to joining you all again soon.


1. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 14. 18. 20. 23. 24. 25.

ACROSS Composer (7,6) Engine (5) Laugh (7) Blush (6) Wander (6) Board game (5) Tree (5) Scoundrel (6) Expedition (6) Wrestle (7) Italian (5) Operetta (3,5,5)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 13. 15. 16. 17. 19. 21. 22.

DOWN Comment (6) Quoted (5) Stuffy (7) Cut small (4) Scent (5) Well-known (7) Staggered (6) Captive (7) Bird (7) Intelligent (6) Fish (6) Fruit (5) Pointed (5) Close (4)

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8260 ACROSS 1. Recovering - one’s touch? (7,6). 8. Corrects, so to speak, the procedures (5). 9. Be eager to get hold of the last item of jewellery (7). 10. Bet it’s tied up (6). 11. Point the rule out and leave (6). 12. For a time, dear, there was a snarlup in the traffic (5). 14. Point from the coach (5). 18. With the others, is going in to make a stand (6). 20. Hint it might be cat fur (6). 23. Copy held by some bank (7). 24. Cut to a bad shot (5). 25. Dislike of the underground? (4,9). DOWN 1. The chopping of the remainder of the wood (6). 2. Run out of, at the start of “12 Across” (5). 3. I got sent off a day after, as a substitute (7). 4. Opening with a key, seem surprised by (4). 5. About the stand-in before: a man (5). 6. Finding there’s little time and running (7). 7. Evaluating as a sailor (6). 13. Keep back, showing aloofness (7). 15. Tears in to put back and comes a cropper (5,2). 16. Felt for the key tied to it (6). 17. Stand inside, cunning and hard (6). 19. “Monkeys” I interjected in turn, “are brown” (5). 21. Hiding a quantity in the coat (5). 22. Test out, but don’t change it (4).

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Gilford pushes boundaries

AN EXHIBITION of two and three dimensional works will be shown at Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish

Creek from Sunday.


Sue Gilford presents, New Works, a collection of works with pyrography (wood burning) pro-

ducing distinctive subtleties and tones. The sculptural forms can be refreshingly challenging but overall it is evident that Sue is pushing the boundaries. “In my new work, I still cannot resist the gourds that I grow and dry. I’ve tried to make sculptural pieces incorporating my

love and worry for the environment around me,” she said. “I am always fascinated by the migratory birds that come so far to Corner Inlet. “I have ‘burnished’ using my pyrography drawing technique. I think I will be exploring this further on recycled furniture

and timber made objects.” Since her last exhibition at Gecko Studio Gallery, Sue has been busy with a number of local group shows and the G8 Collective exhibi-

tion in the Fitzroy Gallery – a highly successful exhibition of eight South Gippsland artists organised by Annie Stark late last year. One of the works Sue

sold in Fitzroy was pyrography on paper – a beautiful work. The show will open this Sunday from 2-5pm and will continue until March 19.

Natural inspiration: Sue Gilford is taking her pyrography to a greater level.

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Woman looks for man

THE Wonthaggi Arts Centre in conjunction with HIT Productions is again presenting live professional theatre for the enjoyment of patrons.

Furiously Fertile will be performed at the centre on Wednesday, March 2 at 8pm. This new contemporary Australian play written by Melbourne playwright Rod Saunders is about single women, biological clocks, reluctant men and the healing power of chocolate. Nic is in her late thirties and suddenly panicking that her time

to have a baby is rapidly running out. Against her best friend Deb’s advice, she advertises for a new male flat mate with the ulterior motive of looking for a father for her child. Furiously Fertile explores a very modern problem in an uproariously funny way, along the way finding unexpected answers in Nic’s search for happiness. As their relationship unfolds and some very raw emotions are exposed, the audience is taken on a heart-warming and entertaining journey that results in a rewarding night of theatre. Jenny Churchill,

centre director, chose the show because of its fun and sensitivity. “HIT Productions selects high quality

performances to bring to regional areas, and Furiously Fertile is no exception,” she said. Tickets are $30 adults

and $25 concession and are available from the Wonthaggi Workmens Club by phoning 5672 1083.

Calling artists ENTRY forms are now available for the Prom Coast Arts Council Inc’s Great Southern Portrait Prize. This year, the council will present the sixth annual prize as a part of the Seachange Festival at the Stockyard Gallery, Foster from Thursday, April 7 to Tuesday, April 19. Selected works from the show will travel to the Latrobe Regional Art Gallery in June to be exhibited in the International Power Hazelwood Community Gallery. Prom Coast Arts are delighted to be able to give local artists the chance to present their work outside of the shire in a premium regional art gallery. With so much space in the International Power Hazelwood gallery, many entries are needed. The junior section of the prize is always lively. This year, this aspect of the show will be further bolstered with Prom Coast Arts conducting a series of workshops with children, including portraiture. Other features of this year’s prize are a planned public forum featuring a visiting artist with a special interest in portraiture. As with other years, The Great Southern Portrait Prize is open to any artist from anywhere and

in any media, however the portrait must be of a Gippsland resident, be from a live sitting and completed within the last 12 months. Prizes are: open section: first prize, $1000; second prize, $500; and the People’s Choice Award for the open section, $500. The junior section: first prize, $100; and the People’s Choice Award $100. Prom Coast Arts Council Inc acknowledges financial support from the South Gippsland Shire Council and from individuals and businesses. Entry forms are now available from the Prom Coast Arts Council website, www.promcoastarts. or by phoning Anda on 5687 1206 or Jane on 5683 2621. Or write to Prom Coast Arts Council Inc, PO Box 60 Fish Creek 3959 or drop in to Gecko Studio Gallery, 15 Falls Rd, Fish Creek 3959, open Thursday to Monday, 10am to 5pm.

Adult themes: Furiously Fertile stars Daniela Farinacci (Lantana), Trudy Hellier (Frontline) and David Tredinnick (The Secret Life of Us).

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Hundreds to contest challenge

SAN Remo’s 26th Channel Challenge is going from strength to strength and organisers are expecting more than 600 competitors to take to the water this weekend.

Celebrating its milestone 25th year last year, the event attracts thousands to the town and adds a welcome boost to local businesses. As the major fundraising event for the Woolamai Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, this event benefits the whole community and is a big drawcard for competitors, supporters and spectators. Major sponsor for the seventh consecutive year, the San Remo and District Bendigo Community Bank, is proud to throw its support behind this local event. San Remo and District Bendigo Community Bank manager Michael Scott said this is their biggest event sponsorship. “We are more than happy to sponsor this local event. It gives the bank great exposure and we get great support from the Woolamai Surf Life Saving Club,” Mr Scott said. While Mr Scott said he wouldn’t be taking to the water, he will be cheering competitors on from the sidelines. The action gets underway at about 8am with a town market. The race centre opens at 8.30am at the San Remo Hotel. At 9.30am the Hole In One competition starts. A tug of war event will be run at 11am and there will be music and entertainment for the whole family throughout the day. The main event, the 2011 Channel

Major sponsors: San Remo and District Bendigo Community Bank manager Michael Scott, left and Woolamai Surf Life Saving Club member Graeme Clauscen proudly display the 2011 Channel Challenge poster. Challenge, will start at around 1.15pm with a 550 metre swim across the channel, followed by a two kilometre run back over the bridge. Due to the strong tide flow through the channel, the swim can only take place on the slack water of the appropriate high tide. The swim finish comes ashore at Newhaven, Phillip Island on the north side of the channel. Slack water of the high tide lasts about 15 minutes, in which time the

500-plus competitors must complete the swim. The run starts in the transition area at Newhaven on Phillip Island after the competitors change into their running shoes. The two kilometre run back up over the picturesque Phillip Island Bridge to the township of San Remo spreads the runners out, and makes for a spectacular sprint to the finish line in the main street, with large crowds urging

the runners on. The race is open to all competitors aged 15 years and over on the day. Presentations will be held after the 2pm fashion parade at around 3.15pm. Commemorating a major feat this year will be long serving Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club member Graeme Clauscen of San Remo who clocks up his 50th year with the club. Mr Clauscen has been involved with helping to run the Channel Chal-

lenge event from the start and, along with his brother Trevor, has been a member of the club for half a century. Mr Clauscen said he has enjoyed his involvement with the club since being elected in 1961 and said his brother Trevor has been patrolling for 50 years. Mr Clauscen said entries for the event are looking really good. “We are expecting equal or more than the 600-plus entries last year,” he said. “The event is growing every year. We get competitors coming from all round; from Melbourne, Geelong, all around Gippsland and really good local support.” Long time local competitor Brian Sallinger has competed in every event and every Cowes Classic, and will clock up his 69th local event when he takes to the water on Saturday. The Woolamai Surf Life Saving Club helps rescue hundreds of people on 80 kilometres of local coast during the summer. Along with the summer patrols, the club runs a Nippers program that attracted more than 300 children this season. The club has a very proud history and was awarded the 2007 Surf Life Saving Club of the Year for Australia, a first for Victoria and a feather in the cap for women. At the time, the club was run by four women. If you are interested in competing in the challenge, register online at Entries will be accepted on the day, Saturday, February 19.

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Interstate interest lifts competition COMPETITION improved with two interstate buyers present, and this led to higher prices in the bullock sale.

Other cattle also sold well with prices for most cattle being 2c to 5c/kg higher. The quality of the yarding was very mixed, although a lot of the grown cattle are presenting very heavy due to the very good season, which is giving producers some very high dollar returns. The penning of 400 vealers sold very well

with B muscle vealers making from 214c to 234c/kg. Other C muscle vealers also sold very well, especially lighter weights, less than 320kg lwt. These made from 204c to 225c with other vealers between 180c and 215c/kg. Yearlings steers and heifers sold to strong demand, which saw steers make from 185c to 212c/ kg. The heifer portion varied greatly in weight and age, and made from 175c to 210c/kg. There were 200 yearlings penned. The extra competition

for the 900 bullocks lifted prices for prime C3 and C4 bullocks from 183c to 199c/kg. Grown steers made to 205c/kg. Manufacturing bullocks made up a large percentage of the yarding, and crossbreds made from 178c to 195c, while Friesians were between 173c and 178c/kg. Demand for the 600 cows seemed extreme at times, which was reflected in the prices. Most cows were up to 5c dearer, but some sales were noted to 10c/kg higher. Processors paid between 155c

Having a laugh: Bass farmer Mark Stoney with Alex Scott agents Simon Henderson, Glen Barwick and Graeme Kershaw.

and 178c for good to very good quality 3, 4 and 5 score beef cows, and from 148c to 168c/kg for better quality Friesian cows. Most other cows made

from 135c to 155c with only very poor condition cows between 105c and 136c/kg. The carcass weight price average was estimated at 319c/kg.

Wednesday, February 9 BULLOCKS 13 G. & P. Charman, Alberton 12 Daly Bros, Archies Creek 15 W. Pointek, Foster 15 D.J. Bentley, Leongatha South 13 R. & F. Farmer, Traralgon 14 K.A. & J.E. McAlpine, Leongatha STEERS 1 C. & M. Christie, Mirboo North 1 P. & V. Milner, Inverloch 1 D.P. & C.M. Brown, Mirboo North 1 Egan Cattle Co, Leongatha 3 C.J. & B. Van Doorn, Jeetho 1 J.L. Hayward, Leongatha

COWS 1 Vuiller Shorthorns, Waratah 3 Colin Kelly Fencing, Leongatha 6 V. & S. Bucello, Wonga Wonga 4 Olden P2, Korumburra 2 R. & M.E. Richards, Korumburra 2 G. & M. Moore, Hedley

625kg 722kg 626kg 648kg 595kg 570kg

176.2 175.6 171.2 171.2 171.2 170.0

$1101 $1267 $1071 $1108 $1019 $969

390kg 340kg 345kg 260kg 360kg 283kg

233.0 231.6 230.0 227.0 226.6 225.0

$909 $787 $793 $817 $816 $636

960kg 825kg 885kg 955kg 855kg 930kg

182.0 182.0 180.0 178.6 177.2 177.0

$1747 $1501 $1593 $1705 $1515 $1646

696kg 616kg 710kg 624kg 608g 607kg

198.6 198.6 198.2 198.0 198.0 197.8

$1382 $1224 $1407 $1236 $1203 $1201

HEIFERS 1 K.A. & S.I. Gillilard, Won Wron 1 F. & C. Oostermeyer, Dollar 1 Egan Cattle Co, Leongatha 1 C.J. & B. Van Doorn, Jeetho 2 P. & V. Milner, Inverloch 2 J.L. Hayward, Leongatha

350kg 390kg 385kg 415kg 388kg 465kg

230.0 $805 230.0 $897 230.0 $886 230.0 $955 228.0 $885 228.0 $1060

BULLS 1 Olden P2, Korumburra 1 P. & L.A. Whiteside, Leongatha 1 Udderble Whites P/L, Arawata 1 V. & S. Bucello, Wonga Wonga 1 H.R. & J.A. Bland, Woranga 1 I.B. & D.J. Hughes, Loch

Catching up: Yarram agent David Phelan and Rob Ould, manager of Alex Scott’s Wonthaggi branch.

Cattle: there was plenty of competition for cattle all day.

Left Bidding war: Landmark agents Kevin Clark, Matt Loughridge and Brian McCormack look for would-be buyers.


Sale Draw February 16 1. David Phelan & Co 2. Elders 3. SEJ 4. Alex Scott 5. Rodwells 6. Landmark


Wednesday, February 16 Prime Sale - 8.30am Sheep Sale - 1pm Thursday, February 24 Store Sale - 10am


Thursday, February 17 Store Sale - 10am Monday, February 21 Prime Sale - 8am Tuesday, February 22 Export Sale - 8.30am

Methane online GIPPSLAND research into methane mitigation will go international following a filming session at DPI Ellinbank recently. Dairy Australia filmed researchers for a short video that will be uploaded onto the sustainability website of the International Dairy Federation. The Brussels-based organisation is the lead agency for scientific and technical dairy industry experts and accounts for about 86 per cent of current total milk production worldwide. DPI’s greenhouse gas expert associate professor Richard Eckard and dairy nutrition scientist Dr Peter Moate fronted the camera wielded by Robbie Cumbrae-Stewart of Dairy Australia. The scientists explained the purpose of their research, the methods they are using to measure methane gas emissions, and the feed trials comparing cow response.

Catching up: Jason Henry, Jeromy White, Tim Richards and Tony LePage enjoyed a laugh at Windmill Ag’s annual Harvest Hangover on Friday afternoon. The machinery dealership at Meeniyan put on food and drinks for clients to thank them for their business over the past season.

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Growing farming futures PEOPLE concerned about the future of agriculture in South Gippsland are being urged to join a new

group dedicated to helping people succeed in farming. The inaugural meeting of the South Gippsland Agribusiness Profession-

als Group will be held next month to create networks and opportunities for people working across many farming sectors, as well as social and mentoring. Leading the way is James Clark, a farm manager and agricultural contractor from Inverloch. “I feel that if we can get the younger people not just interested in entering the agricultural sector but support them the whole way through, we will have a chance at building a solid industry base for them,” he said. James is hoping that with a group of 20 to 25 people, the group will snowball. After entering contract-

ing at 18, James found the going tough, but he feels other newcomers need not go down such a challenging path. “Older people can talk about the hard times they had when starting out share and what they did to get around it,” he said. With young people often reluctant to enter agriculture, James is hoping that by providing more guidance, they will be encouraged to join the industry and stay. “By just getting support for young people, hopefully instead of going to the city or going north, they can see a future down here and they will really take off,” he said.

Seeking ideas: James Clark is passionate about creating opportunities in agriculture locally. James envisages the group will appeal to people in such occupations as farmers, managers, contractors, livestock carriers and book-keepers. The group will meet monthly at various locations depending on membership, and meetings will include guest speakers.

Marketing, management, business start up procedures or discussing the finer points of infrastructure for a new venture could be among the topics discussed. Once established, the group may undertake a guidance and mentoring role, helping school leavers, agriculture students, TAFE

students and apprentices. The inaugural meeting will be held at the Riverview Hotel, Tarwin Lower on Thursday, March 3 from 7-9pm. Cost is $22 (including two course meal) plus drinks at bar prices. RSVP by March 1 to James on 0427 344 356.

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ELECTRIC FENCE shorting out or in need of repair? Also round bale moving and weed spraying. Contact 5689-1288. POULTRY and Cage Bird Auction at the Traralgon Showgrounds Poultry Pavillion on Sunday, February 20, starting at 10.30am. Wide variety of poultry, hens, ducks, many breeds, fertile eggs. Open for sellers from 8am. Ph: 5197 7270 or 0438 325 918.

INTERRUPTION TO WATER SUPPLY Leongatha customers February 7 - March 20 South Gippsland Water is commencing an “air scouring” water mains cleaning program, in Leongatha and surrounding areas as part of water quality maintenance works for the area. Who will it effect & for how long ? The program will take approximately six weeks to complete, with about 10% of customers in Leongatha being affected at any one time. A notice will be delivered to individual properties, giving a minimum of 5 days notice to businesses and 2 days notice to residential customers, of the planned interruption. The work will take place between 9.30am and 3.30pm, on week days. Customers are advised to store water for their daily needs. Also to avoid using water, including all water appliances, such as washing machines, dishwashers and toilet cisterns - when notified that the cleaning process will affect your property. After 3.30pm turn a tap on at the front or rear of your property until the water clears. Another option is to turn off your water supply stop tap prior to 9.30am. The stop tap is usually located next to the water meter. Due to the need to access all pipes in the system, it may be necessary to have more than one interruption to some customers. Our staff and contractors will do everything possible to minimise these occurrences, however, sometimes it is unavoidable. What is “air scouring” ? Air scouring is a very effective means of removing any mineral deposits or sediments from within the low lying sections of pipelines. Air and water are brought together under pressure to form pulses or which provide a strong scouring action – this ‘wave’ effect is far stronger than would be expected from the ordinary combination of air and water under pressure. The process also has the advantage of using a minimal amount of water. The compressor driving the scouring is fitted with a multi-filtering system to ensure that the air used in the process is clean and pure. We hope this interruption to your water supply will only cause minimal inconvenience. Need more information ? Call our Customer Service Staff on 1300 851 636 SOUTH GIPPSLAND WATER 14 – 18 PIONEER ST PO BOX 102 FOSTER VIC 3960


STONY CREEK FOOTBALL LADIES COMMITTEE Would like to advise a change in catering Manager. Our new catering manager is Di Schelling. For any enquiries phone Di 5662 3180 / 0402 305 843 Our thanks go to Flo Wilson for over 30 years of service to our committee.

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Expressions of Interest Appointments to Victoria’s Catchment Management Authority Boards 2011 Contribute your skills and help to protect and enhance Victoria’s natural resources. Mr Ryan Smith MP, Minister for Environment and Climate Change and Mr Peter Walsh MLA, Minister for Water are seeking expressions of interest for chairperson and half the member positions on Catchment Management Authority (CMA) boards. There are ten CMAs in Victoria and each has responsibilities for a region and its land, biodiversity and water resources. Do you have experience and knowledge in land management, water resources management and the water industry, waterway management, environment or natural resources management, primary industry, strategic or business planning, or financial management? Experience and knowledge in public administration and governance or in community engagement are also desirable. Each CMA board has nine members, including a chairperson, appointed for a term of up to four years. More than one half of the members of each CMA board (except Port Phillip and Westernport CMA) must be persons whose principal occupation is primary production (agriculture, apiculture, aquaculture, forestry or horticulture). CMAs boards are responsible for strategic planning, deciding the policies and overseeing the affairs of a CMA including the performance of their functions and carrying out of their duties. CMAs prepare and coordinate and monitor the implementation of regional catchment strategies (RCSs); promote the cooperation of the public in the preparing and implementation of an RCS; provide advice to Ministers on priorities for resource allocation, and on the condition of land and water resources; and promote community awareness and understanding of the importance of land and water resources, their sustainable use, conservation and rehabilitation. Under the Water Act 1989, each CMA (except Port Phillip and Westernport CMA) also has regional waterway, floodplain, drainage and environmental water reserve management responsibilities. Board chairpersons and members may be entitled to remuneration for their services at rates according to the Victorian Government’s Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines. Travelling and other allowances may also be reimbursed at applicable government rates. Detailed information and application forms for board chairperson and member appointments are now open and are available at: under ‘Latest news’. Expressions of interest close 5pm Friday 4 March 2011. The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring the diversity of our boards represent the diversity of our communities. Women, indigenous persons, people with a disability, young persons and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Customer Service Centre 136 186


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Welcomes our New Female Doctor

Cliff Killeen Saddlery Chinchilla Qld. From Leongatha: Agmart CRT, Elders, Finlays Transport, Great Southern Saddlery, Kelvin Johns Retravision, Leongatha Rural Supplies, Ryans Bricks, Rodwells and SEJ. From Wonthaggi: Autobarn, Capeview Mitre 10, Harvey Norman, Landmark, Murray Goulburn, Wonthaggi Feed Barn, Wonthaggi Vet Clinic. Alex Scott Korumburra, The Esplanade Hotel Inverloch, Veronica Park Nutrimetics Buffalo. And of course the ongoing support of the cattle donors: M. & B. Jelbart, G. & M. Mabin, Jeff Beveridge, Dalyston FC for the catering, and everyone else who contributed towards the success of the event.

DR MAR MAR THI SURVIVING BREAST CANCER A webcast forum at the Foster Community Health Centre on Tuesday, February 22 will talk about health and wellbeing after treatment for breast cancer. Join a panel of experts to discuss these issues. Women affected by cancer, their families and carers are encouraged to watch this program. Come and join us 87 Station Road, Foster The forum starts at 7.30pm RSVP by Friday, Feb 18 to 5683 9780

KORUMBURRA CUSTOMERS SUPPLIED BY AYRLIE PARK WATER TOWER - Near Billings Drive, Korumburra Possible Reduction in Water Pressure from Thursday, March 3 to Thursday, March 31, 2011 South Gippsland Water will be undertaking internal refurbishment and access safety works at the Ayrlie Park Water Tower from Thursday, March 3 until Thursday, March 31, 2011. The water level in the tower must be lowered to carry out internal coating replacement works which are necessary to maintain water quality to our customers in the area. They are also the reason for the possible reduction in water pressure to some customers during the works. South Gippsland Water will resume normal water pressures as soon as possible when the works are complete. Thank you for your co-operation during this possible reduction in water pressure. Steve Evans Managing Director

FOCUS FARM FIELD DAY Kevin and Helen Jones Cargeegs Road, Foster (Off South Gippsland Highway)


5672 4111 4-6/1 Billson Street, Wonthaggi 3995 Consulting Hours Mon-Tues: 8am to 5.30pm Wednesday: 8am to 8pm Thurs-Fri: 8am to 5.30pm “Caring Family Medicine”

SPRAYLINE SURFACING SERVICES SprayLine Surfacing Services will be conducting Bituminous Sealing works at the following locations: February 21 to February 25, 2011 Bass Highway (114.63 to 114.95km) Bass Highway (115.42 to 116.39km) Bass Highway (117.91 to 118.22km) Bass Highway (119.33 to 119.98km) Bass Highway (122.40 to 123.00km) Bass Highway (126.41 to 127.04km) Bass Highway (135.11 to 137.81km) Inverloch - Venus Bay Rd (0.02 to 0.43km) Inverloch - Venus Bay Rd (0.22 to 0.67km) Inverloch - Venus Bay Rd (1.23 to 1.75km) Additional information may be obtained from Sam Campbell on 0418 513 014.

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CASUAL HAIRDRESSER Qualified or third year, immediate start, required for Thursday evenings 5pm9pm. Apply by February 22. Please contact Jeannie at Brava Hair, Mirboo North, ph. 5668-1618.

Looking for a work/ life balance? Join a successful water corporation and enjoy an island lifestyle!!

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$46,289 to $60,168 plus Super Permanent, full time Westernport Water is seeking to employ an experienced Records Co-ordinator to become part of our Governance team. To be successful in this position you must be able to demonstrate: • Demonstrated record keeping knowledge and experience, including the ability to apply associated principles and procedures. • Knowledge and experience of TRIM or another electronic document record management system. • Strong communication skills both written and verbal along with good interpersonal skills. • Ability to work within a team environment and provide supervision, within the team. • Ability to prepare Agendas and Minutes at Board level. • Demonstrated time management skills including the ability to effectively prioritise tasks and meet deadlines. • Must be able to demonstrate an understanding and application of confidentiality in relation to work that is undertaken.


WORKSHOP / RETAIL ASSISTANT We require a full time workshop / retail / general all rounder. To be successful the candidate will need to be reliable, enthusiastic, well organised, self motivated and be able to work both independently and as part of our team. Applicant must hold a current drivers licence, (forklift licence highly regarded). The successful applicant will be required to perform a variety of tasks, including pick up and deliveries, general workshop and retail tasks. Immediate start. Excellent conditions and above award wages apply. Expressions of interest including resumes to be forwarded to: The Manager, PO Box 78, Leongatha, 3953 or email:

Specific enquiries about this position should be directed to Christine Hammond Executive Assistant on (03) 5956 4118. Prospective applicants can obtain a Position Description from or by contacting Merryl Todd on (03) 5956 4114 or email Written applications must address each selection criteria as contained in the Position Description and be forwarded to Merryl Todd – General Manager – Employee and Customer Relations, Westernport Water 2 Boys Home Road, Newhaven, Vic 3925 or email: by the close of business on 18 February 2011. ZO120234

South Gippsland Shire Council

Come for a cuppa at 10.30am

All dairy farmers and people interested in the dairy industry are welcome to attend. NOTE: BYO Lunch, tea and coffee provided. The Focus Farm Project is an initiative of GippsDairy and is funded by the Geoffrey Gardiner Foundation, Dairy Australia and GippsDairy. For more information call John Gallienne 0407 863 493.

We are looking for a person that is enthusiastic about supporting people with a disability to make choices and explore their options in fulfilling their aspirations for life. Does this sound like you? Are you: • Creative • Flexible • A team player • Reliable • With sound computer skills A permanent full time vacancy exists within our High Support Program team. Your responsibilities will include: • Assessing and reviewing the complex and changing needs of people with a disability • Hands on implementation of strategies • Liaising with families and carers • Documentation for each individual that is co-ordinated, planned and equitable and in accordance with the Disability Act 2006 If you have a Certificate IV in Community Services Disability, or equivalent, and a current driver’s licence then we want to hear from you. Applicants will need to pass a current police check and may be required to have a working with children check. For further information and a position description, call Chris Johnson today on 5672 4355. Applications close Friday, March 4, 2011

FULL TIME Required for busy Hotel Bistro The preferred applicant will have the ability to work well within the team. Experience in busy kitchen an advantage. All candidates must be able to work week days and weekends. Apply Mario 0439 567 909 MARIO’S BAYSIDE BISTRO SAN REMO HOTEL


Wednesday 23rd February 11am – 2pm This field day is an opportunity to see the farm and hear about the way it is being operated. There is a strong focus on understanding operating costs, maximising homegrown feed consumption, and reducing fixed costs. This is achieved by close monitoring of finances, production and family issues. The family gets backup from their Support Group made up of farmers and agribusiness people, and experienced Facilitator John Mulvany. AGENDA • The year that was – overview with John Mulvany • Farm Walk to see the cows, pastures and current feeding strategies. • Review of key production drivers: - Pastures, soil tests and fertiliser with Matt Hall. • Farm costs and updated financial budget • Focus Farm objectives – Are we on track?




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Bitumen Sprayer Operator Permanent Full Time UnitingCare Gippsland is a quality accredited community service agency. Staff and volunteers provide a range of community services in Gippsland for children, youth, families and individuals. The agency has a vision of a healthy Gippsland, where disadvantage and inequity are challenged. UnitingCare Gippsland has vacancy:

South Coast Child FIRST and Integrated Family Services Worker 24 hours per week Based in Leongatha For further information including closure dates, application form and position descriptions are available at: Or call Kirstie on 5152 9600 to have copies emailed/sent to you. UnitingCare Gippsland offers a family friendly workplace. You can negotiate to pick the kids up from school, or to have school holidays off, and we offer many other forms of practical family friendly opportunities. UnitingCare Gippsland interviews in the interests of safety and wellbeing of children and young people

$55K total salary package including super and allowances As a member of the Road Maintenance team based at the Leongatha depot, you will have primary responsibility for safe and competent operation of Council’s bitumen sprayer to assist with the annual reseal and private works programs. Ideally you will be an experienced Bitumen Sprayer Operator, with spray seal experience and the ability to calculate spray rates. Alternatively you will be an experienced truck driver willing to train as a Bitumen Sprayer Operator. You will need to hold, or have a commitment to attain, a current heavy rigid driver’s licence, a dangerous goods licence and a traffic management certificate. You will also be required to perform other labouring and plant operational duties as directed. You must have good written and verbal communication skills; have accurate numeracy skills and the ability to work as part of a team. This position is subject to a satisfactory pre-employment medical assessment. We also welcome direct discussion with Fred Huitema, Manager Infrastructure Maintenance on (03) 5662 9102, regarding this role. Applications addressing the selection criteria are to be submitted by 5pm Wednesday 2nd March 2011 addressed to: Human Resources, South Gippsland Shire Council, Private Bag 4, Leongatha 3953 or emailed to Further information and a position description is available from Human Resources on (03) 5662 9200 or visit

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STEEL FABRICATOR A position is available for a qualified tradesman or 4th year Apprentice in Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication ABOVE AWARD WAGES Resumé can be sent to:


JUMBUNNA ENGINEERING PO Box 138 Korumburra 3950 Or emailed to

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Qualified Motor Mechanic An opportunity exists to join our team in a full capacity in the role of qualifited mechanic. This modern, multi-franchise motor vehicle dealership is seeking a person with a good work ethic, honesty and who is prepared to work as part of a dedicated team. The salary will be commensurate with experience. Please apply in writing, via email or enquire by phone to: Mr Bradley Westaway 7-13 Hughes Street, Leongatha Ph: 5662 2303 E:

Graduate / Qualified Accountant We are seeking a Graduate Accountant and/or Qualified Accountant to join our progressive public accounting practice. Duties primarily involve Accounting, GST & Income Tax for our SME business and primary producer client base. The successful applicant will be an ambitious individual with a confident personality with a high level of computer skills who will work in a happy team environment. Excellent advancement opportunities exist for a self motivated person who has the ambition to achieve. Please apply in own handwriting with resumé. Discreet inquiry can be made directly on 0438 623 183. Applications close on Friday, March 4 and should be addressed to: Accountant Position MORRISON JEFFERIS & ASSOCIATES Certified Practising Accountants 16 McCartin Street LEONGATHA VIC 3953

2 Perm Part Time positions are available in South Gippsland with an independent supermarket chain.

Deli Group Supervisor We are seeking people with sound managerial experience, food safety awareness, people skills and an eye for detail to oversee deli departments across several of our independent supermarkets. Previous deli experience is preferred, and applicants must have licence and transport.

Dairy / Frozen Food Manager We are seeking people with experience in cold food storage, food safety awareness and people skills to manage the dairy and frozen food departments in one of our independent supermarkets. The successful applicants in these jobs will possess excellent communication skills and phone manner, as well as being organised and efficient. All applications through Workways Leongatha 1A Church Street, Leongatha Vic 3953 Phone: 5662 5264. Fax: 5662 4697 email Application by fax, email or in person and close Monday 21/2/11

Workways Australia Limited ACN 141 659 734

2011 Census Area Supervisors required in your area now



CARAVAN - Statesman Royal, 1992 pop-top, single axle 16’6” with as new annex plus awning, elec. brakes, ex. tyres plus spare, immac. cond. $12,000 neg. Ring Pete 0428-745550 or 5674-5550.

POLL HEREFORD BULL 2 y.o. Ph: 0438-961377 or 5664-0151.


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

HAY BALES x 120, 5’x4’ rolled, good quality, no weather damage, in Buffalo. Ph: 0438-961377.

HAY - small square bales, new season’s, $8 each. Fully shedded, suitable for horses, never been wet. Quality guaranteed. Mardan - 5664-1320, 0428999691.

HEN HOUSES large or small, made locally. Ring Denis 5664-2443.

MOBILITY SCOOTER, white Vita S12 Heartway powerful heavy duty 4 wheeler, 12 mths old, excellent cond. New $4,600, selling $3,600. Ph: 5668-1763 or 0409681763.

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

WASHING MACHINE Fisher Paykel 5.5kg top load. Hardly used, cost $560, sell $300. Phone Nancy 5662-3811, 0408327489.

WHITE DORPER rams and Wiltshire Horn X Dorper rams, starting at $300. Phone Justin on 0428488718.


WORKING KELPIE pups, started dogs and older going dogs. Starting at $400. Call Justin on 0428488718.


FREE Pick-up and delivery in Leongatha/Meeniyan areas for MOTOR MOWERS,



POSITION 1: Assembly and pre-delivery of new bikes. Setting up race bikes and some light servicing required. Experience in this field would be an advantage. POSITION 2: General light engine, motorcycle, Seadoo and power equipment repairs. Light engine and motorcycle experience preferred but not essential. An apprentice late in their training would be considered. Excellent conditions and above award wages apply. Contact the Manager, PO Box 78, Leongatha, 3953 or email

DEB DRESSES (2), sizes 6-8 and 8-10. Excellent condition. Ph: 0439623206.

SECONDHAND BRICKS, 3000 plus fawn solids, 75c each, cleaned and palleted. Also secondhand tin, ass. lengths. 5662-2641.

The 2011 Census of Population and Housing is on 9 August 2011, and to help count the nation the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is looking for more than 3,500 community-minded people to fill Area Supervisor positions.

So if you think you have what it takes to make a real difference apply now at or call 1800 420 182

5672 3127


Help shed some light on Census night.

Census jobs give local people the opportunity to ensure that their community is counted in the 2011 Census. Accurate Census counts allow for better planning of community infrastructure, business, education and service needs.

167 Graham Street Wonthaggi

CARAVAN 1981 Viscount Grand Tourer 16’ pop top and annexe, EC, many extras, $10,000 ONO. Sue 0417-133435.

Two positions exist to work with our progressive team in our STATE OF THE ART WORKSHOP

You need to be a great communicator, well organised and have experience in administration. Area Supervisor positions are temporary, with work expected to commence in April and finish in October 2011. All applicants must agree to undergo a security check, have access to a motor vehicle, an internet connection and a secure storage area.


Extension for Hospital Board Applications Victorian Health Minister David Davis has extended the time period for Victorians to apply for board chair and director positions of public health services, Ambulance Victoria and rural public hospitals because of the recent floods. Gippsland Southern Health Service faces an exciting and challenging period of facility redevelopment. Due to routine retirements, the opportunity exists for committed local community members to join the Board of Management and make a positive contribution to the provision of high quality health service in South Gippsland. These positions will be appointed from July 1, 2011. Applications are sought from people with a long-term commitment to and involvement in their local communities. Skills and expertise in business management, legal issues, people management and/or organisation change will be highly regarded. Recommendations are made by the Minister and formal appointments are made by the Governor in Council, having regard for the need to ensure that the Board includes a balance of expertise in areas such as business and management, community knowledge, health, finance, law, human resources, etc. For further information on these honorary positions and to obtain an application form, please contact Dianna Mollica, Executive Assistant on 5667 5504 or the application form and relevant background information can be downloaded from governance/appointments. Applications close on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 and should be addressed to Mr David Harvey, President, Gippsland Southern Health Service, Private Bag 13, Leongatha VIC 3953.


These positions are part-time, home based and with flexible working hours. Full on-the-job training is provided.


BOAT - Zodiac inflatable rescue boat, 6 person, 25hp Evinrude motor, $3,500 ONO. Ph: 0407258305.

FULL TIME - MIRBOO NORTH Must have resumé, experience preferred, must be an enthusiastic people person who has genuine interest in pharmacy. Contact Sarah or John 5668 2050 Or post to: 46 Ridgway, Mirboo North 3871 Applications close Friday, February 25


Phone JOHN GOULD 5664 0012

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EDUCATION TRAINEESHIP Tarwin Valley Primary School is seeking applicants for an Education Traineeship. The position is only open to a person who has successfully completed Year 12 in 2010. The twelve month position is 4 days a week commencing February 28, and will involve classroom and library assistance. The selected applicant will undertake a Certificate III in Education Support. Those interested should contact Allyson Opray at the school on 5664 7382 for the application criteria. Applications close: 2pm on Tuesday, February 22

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CALTEX Service Station- For Sale


Long established and well maintained Service Station, with a 3 bedroom accomodation (move in yourself or rent it out). Ideally located on the South Gippsland Highway, close to Foster and Wilsons Promontory. The shop sells Fuel, Oil, Car Care Products, Bait, BBQ Gas and Household Gas, Coffee, Hot Food, Drinks, Ice Cream etc. Trailer Hire has been added recently and DVD Rental will be added next month. A good all year round business, with a strong casual and regular clientele. Vendor sale. $129,000+SAV. Leasehold only. Contact Willi for more information on 0433 601433 or

38 hour working week Wages dependent on experience and qualifications Send resumés to: Leongatha Automotive Services PO Box 216 Korumburra 3950

Classified advertising closes 12 noon Mondays

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15 hours minimum per week Permanent position

We are a growing Australian based company, which produces a range of premium dairy products for the domestic and international market. Reporting to the Supply Manager, the ideal candidate will have excellent time management and computer skills with an advanced understanding of Microsoft Office. Experience with a good understanding of farm milk database - Madcap and the ability to work well with suppliers is essential. The successful candidate also will need to be able to work flexible hours which will include weekend work. Principle responsibilities include: • Enhancing business performance by providing accurate and timely data entry, data reconciliations, administration and electronic correspondence • Daily testing of farm milk and tanker samples for antibiotics • Daily organisation of farm milk pick up dockets • Timely and accurate entry of milk supply volume into ERP system as required • Provide week-end and month-end reporting as required by Milk Supply Manager If you are looking for an opportunity to work for a friendly medium-sized business in Korumburra then apply via post or email to: Burra Foods Pty Ltd PO Box 379 Korumburra 3950 or to Applications close: Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Indigenous Design Environmental Services P/L

CREW MEMBER POSITION – Bushland regeneration/environmental works Indigenous Design Environmental Services Pty Ltd is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to undertake bushland regeneration/environmental works. We conduct work on various environmental sites from wetlands to grasslands, and offer a variety of experiences and opportunities. Key Selection Criteria: • Previous industry experience that demonstrates an ability to undertake habitat restoration works ranging from herbicide application using knapsacks and other equipment, hand weeding, woody weed removal, revegetation works brushcutting, GPS mapping etc. • A qualification in Conservation & Land Management and/or Horticulture • Good plant identification skills • Demonstrated commitment to working in a team environment by working effectively with colleagues. • Ability to complete tasks on schedule to achieve agreed projects and work priorities in accordance with supervisor’s direction. • Current certificates/licenses including: - Manual Drivers License (required) - First Aid (Level 2) - ACUP or Farm Chemical Users Certificate - Chainsaw – Trim & Crosscut (Level 1) Please note that this job is physically demanding and there is a requirement to work in most weather conditions depending on the tasks required. Position Descriptions can be obtained by contacting Mark Bradbury at Applications close on Febuary 21, 2011 at 9am

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Experience with MYOB Premier essential Other duties: Banking General office duties Booking advertisements Payroll experience an advantage Enquiries can be directed to the manager, Tony Giles on 0407 528 192 Please email your application to: Applications close Friday, February 25

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LEONGATHA SECONDARY COLLEGE '...excellence in education...'

CANTEEN MANAGER We are seeking an enthusiastic self motivated person to undertake position as Canteen Manager at Leongatha Secondary College. POSITION IS FOR REMAINDER OF 2011 SCHOOL YEAR ONLY Monday – Friday (32.5 hours / week) Food Handling / Working with Children Check essential. Please submit written application and resume to: The Business Manager Leongatha Secondary College Private Bag 1 Leongatha Vic 3953 All enquiries, please phone Business Manager Gabriel McIntosh on (03) 5662 4333. Applications close Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Do you enjoy the outdoors? Do you enjoy working with children? Are you energetic and enthusiastic? We require a:

Casual Afternoon / Evening Activity Leader Must be able to communicate with teachers and students. Work Monday - Thursday, except school holidays. A Working with Children Check required. Driver’s Licence essential. Training provided. Please send applications to Camp Waratah Bay Email: Post: 30 Gale Street, Waratah Bay 3959 Ph: 5684 1426 Applications close February 22, 2011

Clinical Care Manager - RN Div 1 (Salary negotiable depending on qualifications and experience)

Rose Lodge, a highly respected fully accredited facility, is seeking applications from a dedicated and motivated person for the above position. Responsible for the overall care of 70 Low Care residents you will use your skills to enhance the lives not only of our residents but also of our staff and extended family members. Plans for the expansion of Rose Lodge include an increase in the number of Low Care residents and the development of a High Care Unit. Experience in Aged Care and knowledge of the funding and accreditation processes would be a definite advantage. Rose Lodge is situated in Wonthaggi, part of the spectacular Bass Coast region, close to Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory. Salary Packaging is available. Current Police check mandatory. Applications close on February 19, 2011 Further information can be obtained from Ella Duder, Manager, on (03) 5672 1716. Applications to be forwarded to: Beverley Walsh, Chief Executive Officer PO Box 626, Wonthaggi 3995 or email to

Catering/Housekeeping Positions Casual Enthusiastic and motivated persons are invited to apply for the above positions. Some shifts may include a combination of these. These are casual positions to cover roster vacancies and annual leave. Shifts may vary in hours from 3 to 8 hours and may include day, late afternoons and weekends. Catering positions require a minimum of Level One Safe Food Handling Certificate. Applicants are required to provide a current, satisfactory police record check prior to commencement and it is preferred that they hold a current Victorian driver’s licence. Application kit and position descriptions are available to download from the GSHS website, or by contacting Lynne Burgess - Hotel Services Manager on 5667 5518. Please forward a completed application kit and resumé by February 25, 2011 to: Helen Paterson Administration Assistant Gippsland Southern Health Service Private Bag 13 LEONGATHA 3953

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garage sales

Garage Sale Saturday, February 19 43 Jeffrey Street LEONGATHA 8.30am - 1pm Furniture, household goods, TVs, toys etc. NO EARLY BIRDS


Saturday, February 19 8.30am Furniture, household goods, freezer Power Bulge Hardlid will suit BA to BF Falcon Ute

GARAGE SALE 9 Sapphire Court LEONGATHA Start 9am - 12pm

Saturday, February 19 Household, books, clothing, and more

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

$25 GARAGE SALE KIT KIT INCLUDES 5cm x S/C advert (valued at $31.90) • 2 x A4 Garage Sale Signs • Marker Pen • Garage Sale Tips (dos and don’ts) • Sheet of Price Stickers • Star Carry Bag

Total package valued at $39 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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FOREMAN / SENIOR WORKSHOP TECHNICIAN Gendore Tractors and Machinery Pty. Ltd. is a well established, progressive, and leading Farm Equipment Dealership providing Sales and Service of New Holland Tractors and Agricultural Machinery throughout South Gippsland and the Mornington Peninsula. We are currently seeking the services of a suitably qualified Diesel Mechanic, preferably with agricultural experience, to administer the workshop at our Leongatha branch. The position also involves both rural field service and workshop duties in a challenging and friendly environment. Gendore Tractors and Machinery markets and services a large European product range that allows scope for skills advancement and further career opportunities. A salary package reflecting skill levels and experience will be offered to the successful applicants. Applications in writing to: Rosalie Robinson Gendore Tractors & Machinery Pty. Ltd. 79-83 South Gippsland Highway Tooradin, Vic. 3980

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for rent BOARD AVAILABLE Leongatha, private room and living area. Suit single fully employed person, $150 - $200 per week. Glenda 0418-540533.

1 BIG & 1 not so big SALE FOR 1 VISIT 37 Walkers Rd, Mirboo Sat, Feb 19 – 9am-4pm For Him: Tools galore, everything for the handyman and those starting out, wood lathe, drills, power saw, saw bench, bandsaw, jigsaw, chisels, planes, spanners, saws, nails & screws. The Garden: Mower, rakes, shovels, shears, hedge trimmer, blower, chainsaws, 2 outdoor table & chair sets, camping gear. For Her: Everything for setting up home. Kitchen items, dinner & cutlery sets, pots, pans, doonas, ornaments, Kenwood, 2 working washing machines, wet-dry vac, filing cabinet, plus MORE. 10% of proceeds to Mirboo North Recreation Hall & 10% to Mirboo North CFA

used motorcycles SUZUKI LT50 kid’s ATV, good cond. $1,000. 0408832507. YZ250F, 2004 model, VGC, $3,800 ONO. Ph: 0438589733.

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Will pay up to $300 for complete car Buyers of scrap metal

Dharmaheart Yoga Classes

All machinery Bins provided

Bass Coast Metal Recyclers 5672 2946 0417 556 593


COMMODORE ‘03 wagon, dual fuel, new motor, towbar, racks, tint, CD, RWC, $9,990 ONO. SGX812. Ph: 5668-7246.

Contact: Shantima Phone 5664 4252

agistment AGISTMENT available Leongatha, now till April 30. Ph: 0408-131485.

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SUZUKI GSX-R 600, 1997, Reg. GE761, 36,500km, red/black and silver. Just serviced, new tyres, 12 months rego. $5,800. Ph: 0419-343568.

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Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College South Gippsland

TEACHER OF Wood Technology & Visual Arts LSL Replacement Term 2 (April 27 - July 1) Fulltime Can you demonstrate an active commitment to the ethos of a Catholic school? Do you have strong ICT skills and an interest in eLearning? Then why not visit and complete an application form? Written applications, including the names of three referees, should be submitted to the Principal as soon as possible but no later than Friday, March 11, 2011 Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College Private Bag 7 Leongatha Vic 3953

Business Operations Manager Bass Coast Based in Wonthaggi, Education Centre Gippsland (ECG) is looking for a committed Manager with passion, enthusiasm, drive and determination to further grow, develop and implement ECG’s business, in particular education and training in the Bass Coast region. This management role requires a person with demonstrable skills and experience in working successfully within a vocational education and training environment, in particular within a complex community business environment. If you can demonstrate an ability to manage a small team, work within a budget and achieve budget goals, build business in a local area and develop strong and sustaining relationships then this is the role for you. Position description available on 5622 6000, or visit the website Email applications to or post to PO Box 249 Warragul 3820. This position closes on Monday, February 28.

work wanted RELIEF MILKER available, 20 years experience. Jim 0418-179708.

marriage celebrant MERLENE STRATTON Leongatha 5662 2574

Jenny Milkins All areas - 5672 3123

CAM ABOOD Leongatha 5662 4191

PAM HERRALD 5662 2553 0438 097 181

engagements NEWCOME - MORTIMER George and Colette of Waratah North together with Roger and Diana of Glen Waverley are pleased to announce the engagement of Charlotte and Trystan. Love and best wishes for your future together.

bereavement thanks APPLEYARD - Geoffrey. To the emergency services who attended to Geoff, we thank you so much. To everyone who has been there and supported us, phone calls, flowers, food and the many cards. This has meant so much and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. To the minister Tim Fletcher who brought warmth and laughs when we needed it the most. To all who attended the funeral, you made Geoff’s day a beautiful one to remember, with many thanks to Paul Beck for giving Geoff a special send-off. Wendy, Nicole, Emma, Kate, and families. “Nothing beautiful in this world is ever really lost. All things beloved live on in our hearts forever.”


in memoriam BEYER - Ronnie. 16.2.61 - 18.2.2010 Happy 50th Birthday. Love always Maz, Alex and Jake xxx. Wish you were here.

message of hope THE prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16

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Hall of fame honours for local greyhound Last Friday night the former Meeniyan based champion was inducted into Greyhound Racing Victoria’s Hall of Fame. The dog’s trainer, now deceased Ted Redpath, was responsible for the success of the canine, who won 47 races in 72 starts. Along with that were 13 second place finishes and five thirds. Other honours for the dog include winning the Australian Cup, an Olympic Sprint Championship and the Warragul Cup – an event that saw it start two metres back from the rest of the field.

Half Your Luck once went on a streak of 13 wins from 15 starts, and a separate period that saw him win 10 races from 11 starts. Ted’s son Lloyd, who used to assist his dad with transporting the dogs to the track, said he knew exactly how his dad would have felt. “We were overwhelmed. He’d have been that proud,” he said. “He lived for the sport. It was his love from when he got married. He even died at the Traralgon track with a dog leading him around.” Half Your Luck is now one of 14 greyhounds which have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since 2003. Two dogs and two humans are inducted each year. Another notable member, and close family friend is Marg Thomas from Meeniyan. The Redpath family has extended their thanks to Marg for all she has done for them over the years.

Winning shot: this photo of Half Your Luck and Ted’s son Lloyd was taken outside The Star office in 1973.

Cup winner: Ted, in the white coat, celebrates with his dog Half Your Luck after winning the Australian Cup in 1973.

By Isaac McCallum IN THE 1970s, local greyhound ‘Half Your Luck’ was Victoria racing’s premier dog.

deaths DOUGLAS (nee Saario) Ellen Isabel. 2.10.1921 - 8.2.2011 Loved daughter of Oscar and Ellen (both dec.); sister of Lila, twin of Vera (both dec.), Stanley and Sheila, sister-in-law of Gavin, John, Burnice (all dec.) and Ernie. Loved aunt of their families. In God’s loving care. Dearly loved aunt of Mary and Kim Crosthwaite. Great aunt of Kerrie, Mark, David, Christy, Clare and Tim. Special great-great aunt of Amy, Ethan, Brielle, Daniel, Indigo, Willow, Evie, Emily and Olivia. A Thanksgiving Service for Ellen’s life will take place at the Mirboo North Uniting Church on Sunday, February 20 at 1.30pm. HARVEY - Pat. Passed away February 4, 2011. Condolences to Ray, Sharon and families. A loved and valued member of Woorayl Golf Club who will be sadly missed. Rest peacefully.



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FOSTER Paul and Margaret Beck

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WONTHAGGI / INVERLOCH Ray and Maree Anderson

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PHILLIP ISLAND Ray and Maree Anderson

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crossword solutions CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8260 - SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Feeling better. 8, Rites (rights). 9, P-end-ant. 10, Staked. 11, Re-S-ign. 12, T-rade. 14, Stage. 18, Resis-t. 20, Tip-pet. 23, Par-ape-t. 24, Slice. 25, Deep antipathy. Down - 1, Fo-rest. 2, Ex-tra. 3, I-nste-a-d. 4, Gap-E. 5, Er-ni-e. 6, T-racing. 7, Rating. 13, Reserve. 15, T-rips up . 16, G-roped. 17, S-tee-ly. 19, Sep-I-a (rev.). 21, P-a-int. 22, Stet (anag.). QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8260 - SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Richard Wagner. 8, Motor. 9, Chortle. 10, Redden. 11, Ramble. 12, Chess. 14, Aspen. 18, Rascal. 20, Safari. 23, Grapple. 24, Roman. 25, The Merry Widow. Down - 1, Remark. 2, Cited. 3, Airless. 4, Dice. 5, Aroma. 6, Notable. 7, Reeled. 13, Hostage. 15, Sparrow. 16, Bright. 17, Minnow. 19, Apple. 21, Aimed. 22, Near.

South Gippsland Bridge Meeniyan - Monday evening: 1st Susan Ruffin, Clive Hope, 2nd Margaret and Noel Smith, 3rd Margaret Munro, Ellie McIntyre, 4th Sally Hoskins, Colin Cameron. Tarwin Lower – Tuesday - North/South: 1st Greg Nicholson, Margo Moylan, 2nd Frank Arndt, Clive Hope, 3rd Marj Freeman, Margaret Bray. East/West: 1st John Sullivan, Alan Johnston, 2nd Hannah Martin, Leila Bell, 3rd Wendy and David Saleeba. Inverloch – Friday -North/South: 1st Anne and Bruce Gibson, 2nd Dawn Jolly, George Geekie, 3rd Ian and Julie MacPhee, 4th Hilton Jupp, Phillip Chapman. East/West: 1st David and Wendy Saleeba, 2nd Beth Hopcraft, Hannah Martin, 3rd John Sullivan, Alan Johnston, 4th Kaye Douglas, John Sutton, Mary McCaughan, Nancy Embleton.

Leongatha squash A Grade: INXS 3-11132 d Mondo Rock 1-5-110; Models 3-9-107 d Noiseworks 1-7-103; Cold Chisel 3-10-110 d ACDC 1-4-79; Angels 3-11-142 d Dragon 1-9-146. B Grade: Dogs 2-9-118 d Swans 2-8-98; Hawks 4-12127 d Tigers 0-3-73; Cats 3 rubbers d Pies 1 rubber.

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

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’Gatha Sharks are in the swim THE South Gippsland Swimming Association’s Sunday meeting drew a big crowd to the Mirboo North pool. While the club has stiff opposition, the Leongatha Sharks continue to lead the rest of the competition, with a wealth of young (and not so young) talent.

Above: Great mates: Leongatha Sharks swimmers Ella Clark and Keira Brown.

Burracuda: Korumburra Swimming Club young gun Elizabeth Harms was a standout in the breast stroke.

Love and marriage: Leongatha Sharks’ Di and Steve Brew are a close knit team, in and out of the pool.

Leongatha Little Athletics AN ENTHUSIASTIC group of young athletes returned to the velodrome oval last Saturday as Leongatha Little Athletics resumed for the first time after the holiday recess.

In the swim: Grade One students Matthew Coleiro, Spencer Miles and Michael Furness competed in the Newhaven College annual house swimming sports last Friday at the Wonthaggi heated pool.

McHaffie wins swim sports NEWHAVEN College held its annual House Swimming Sports for the junior students last Friday at the Wonthaggi Heated

swimming pool. While there were a lot of fine swimming performances it was a fun day for all, especially the members of McHaffie House, winners on the day.

Fun sports: Newhaven College student Tully Dickie of San Remo leads out the Grade 1 students for their first race at the Wonthaggi pool on Friday.

With rain washing out last weekend’s meeting, around 80 competitors relished the fine conditions and took to the track and field events with gusto. No fewer than 112 personal bests (PBs) were recorded, and seven centre records were broken. Records were: Ryan Giliam Under 8 Boys 70m 11.52, Eleanor Patterson Under 15G high jump 1.68m, Shane Byrne Under 13B 50m 6.74s, Dylan Shone Under 6B 60m Hurdles 14.85s, Eddie Colwill Under 6B 70m 13.64s, Mitchell Bentvelzen Under 10B 70m 10.61s, Emma Birrell Under 7G 60m Hurdles 14.54. This week’s meeting is a special twilight event on Thursday, February 17, at the velodrome oval, starting at 5.30pm. There is no competition this Saturday due to the Gippsland Region Championships and Junior Carnival. Personal bests from last weekend’s meeting are as follows: Under 6 Boys H Herbert javelin 60m hurdles; E. Colwill 70m, 60m hurdles; H.

Barnes discus, javelin, 60m hurdles; R. Sturtevant 70m discus javelin. Under 6 Girls B. Tudor javelin; T. Matheson 70m, javelin, 60m hurdles; N. Crimp 70m. Under 7 Boys A. Battersby 70m, javelin; B. Peace 70m, javelin; L. Marshman discus, javelin, long jump, 70m. Under 7 Girls F. Burgess 70m, shotput, discus, javelin; J. Standfield 60m hurdles, javelin; J. Findlay 60m hurdles, 70m; E. Birrell 70m, 60m hurdles. Under 8 Girls C. Geary shotput, vortex, 60m hurdles; M. Giles vortex, 60m hurdles, shotput; A. Crimp shotput; N. Martin high jump, 60m hurdles, vortex, shotput; B. Dyer 60m hurdles, 70m, shotput. Under 9 Boys A. Ritchie shotput; A. Herbert 70m, shotput; C. Murrell 70m; D. Sturtevant shotput; S Bright shotput. Under 9 Girls K. Thomas high jump; M. Smith 70m; L. Colwill high jump; C. Standfield 70m; T. Duckworth high jump; A. Marshman high jump, 70m; K. McJames-Court 70m. Under 10 Boys N. Matheson discus, long jump, 60m hurdles; L. Parnell javelin; M. Bentvelzen 70m, 60m hurdles; S.

Kennedy 60m hurdles, discus; E. Douglas long jump, discus; E. Zubcic discus. Under 10 Girls A. Tudor long jump, 70m; H. Wight long jump; R. Martin long jump, javelin; L. Riseley long jump, 70m; L. Graeme long jump; E. Findlay javelin; C. Thorson long jump, 70m, 60m hurdles. Under 11 Boys B. Thorson discus, 800m, 50m; R. Baudinette discus. Under 11 Girls A. Standfield 1500m walk; S. Riseley 1500m walk; K. Jackson 1500m walk. Under 12 Boys J. Norton 60m hurdles; H. Maclean 50m; C. Alexander 50m. Under 13 Boys J. Patterson 1500m walk, shotput, 200m; S. Byrne 50m, 200m; W. Graeme 50m, shotput. Under 13 Girls G. Martin 50m, 200m; G. Riseley 1500m walk, shotput. Under 15 Boys M. Green high jump. Under 15 Girls E. Patterson high jump, shotput; O. Cope shotput; M. Witherow 1500m walk, shotput. Under 16 Boys M. Green shotput, 50m.

Pacesetters: Niamh Martin (right) crosses the line in the Under 8 girls’ 70m sprint, just ahead of Merrin Giles and Chelsie Geary.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - PAGE 49

Man of match awards

Meeniyan basketball

INVERLOCH and Korumburra won the LDCA’s T20 finals on the weekend in seniors and juniors respectively. See story and pictures page 55.

SECTION 1 starts at 3.45 on February 18 and names are as follows:

Inverloch’s Will Rankin took out the senior man of the match award with Korumburra’s Nathan Allen taking out the juniors.

Junior winner: Korumburra coach Trevor Allen and Man of the Match Nathan Allen.

Come ’n’ try day A FREE Soccer Come ’n’ Try day is being held at Inverloch Recreation Reserve on Sunday, February 20.

Solid effort: Inverloch’s Man of the Match Will Rankin pictured with captain Dylan Clark.

Club workshops are free

Gippsport are holding FREE Club development workshops in the month of February across Bass Coast and South Gippsland shires. The workshops will focus on Welcoming and Inclusive Clubs, finding grants, current grants, tips on grant writing, promoting your club through sportslink, as well as some information on programs such as Good Sports and Access for All Abilities. GippSport Program coordinator Gene Parini said, “It is a great chance for all clubs in the region to access the extra support. If you’re a winter club it’s a great time just before the season really gets going and if you’re a summer club winding down, this could be an ideal time to start planning for next season.” At the conclusion of the one hour workshop there will

be an opportunity to stay and ask questions about the material covered or any other challenges facing your club. Location and dates are as follows: 7pm Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Leongatha RSL, Corner of Smith Street and Michael Place, Leongatha. 1pm Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Wonthaggi Town Hall Foyer, Baillieu Street, Wonthaggi. 7pm Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Grantville Transaction Centre, Bass Highway, Grantville. RSVPs are essential and to do so or if you require any further information please contact Gene Parini on 5671 3500 or

Allambee Mirboo and District tennis

WELCOME back Spencer after nine weeks on the injured list. Spencer was in the two sets Hallston won, Leongatha were on top all day. Leongatha North had a good win against Koony, not a lot of difference in games but Leongatha North won the sets. In A Reserve Mardan had a win against Berrys Creek, Mardan haven’t won for a few rounds so a good win before the end of the season. Berrys Creek are ahead of them on the ladder. Leongatha were winners over Outtrim after their only loss a couple of weeks ago. Koony won well against Korumburra, a good team effort. In B Grade Korumburra and Young Ones, both from the same club, had a close match. Young Ones won five sets but Korumburra won by five games. Young Ones won the men’s sets and Korumburra ladies evened up the score. The mixed sets decided the match. Foster and Koony was another close encounter, Foster won by a game. Foster have played a number of ladies Helen introduced to Saturday tennis this week. Red didn’t have it all their way, Outtrim winning three sets. Baromi and Hallston was another close match, Baromi winning by a game.

B Grade were all close games this weekend, good to see all teams being competitive. Country Week for some this week, hope they all have a good week both on and off the court. Results A Grade: Leongatha 7.64, Hallston 2.44; Leongatha North 7.64, Koonwarra 2.45. A Reserve: Koonwarra 8.49, Korumburra 1.31; Leongatha 8.51, Outtrim 1.29; Mardan 5.42, Berrys Creek 4.37; Baromi - bye. B Grade: Mardan Red 6.43, Outtrim 3.35; Baromi 5.43, Hallston 4.42; Korumburra 4.38, Young Ones 5.33; Foster 4.42, Koonwarra 5.41; Mardan Blue - bye.

Ladders A Grade Koonwarra ......................... 119.0 Leongatha ...........................96.5 Leongatha North .................91.0 Hallston ...............................65.5 A Reserve Leongatha .........................140.0 Koonwarra .........................109.0 Baromi ................................103.0 Berrys Creek........................83.5 Mardan ..................................78.0 Korumburra ...........................74.5 Outtrim ..................................66.5 B Grade Mardan Red.......................131.0 Koonwarra ......................... 111.5 Foster..................................104.0 Outtrim ..............................102.5 Baromi...................................87.0 Young Ones ...........................86.0 Hallston .................................82.5 Korumburra ...........................71.5 Mardan Blue..........................59.5

Starting at 11am to 1pm small sided soccer games for all ages and genders will be played on the day, everyone is welcome. No experience is required. The event is supported by the Gippsland Soccer League, Football Federation Victoria and GippSport. A group of interested community members have formed an organising committee to investigate the possibility of developing a soccer club in the area.

Westernport Bay AFTER the weird weather of last week I am left wondering, ‘What happened to summer’. Not a lot to report from the bay for last week but those who got out during the week certainly came back with some good fish. The Boy’s Home channel at Newhaven produced quality whiting as well as a couple of fair pinkies. Tortoise Head slowed down a bit, however whiting above 40cm still came back from Blake’s and Gardiner’s channels. The area around Elizabeth Island had a few good gummys mixed in with a lot of smaller fish. Coronet Bay had small whiting with some flathead and squid. Fishing around Cleeland Bight and the San Remo bridge yielded some reasonable whiting on the run-in tide, but these fish weren’t big. In 20 metres of water out from Cowes and Ventnor was my choice last Thursday before the change blew through. In three hours, two of us boated three gummys, nine good flathead and seven whiting all over 40cm. Those fishing the jetties certainly had their work cut out for them, with very few fish being taken. Some mullet and salmon on Newhaven, squid and very few whiting at San Remo and ling with some small flathead at Rhyll. Grantville was the pick of the jetties, with gummys being picked up on the run-in tide most evenings last week. Andrew Millar from Grantville had a great

Gene Parini, organising committee member indicated, “The Come ’n’ Try day will be a good indication to see if the demand is there. We are aiming to draw from the Inverloch, Tarwin Lower, Outtrim and Venus Bay areas. Regardless of your experience in the game, if you have an interest come on down to have a kick or just a chat.” The club hopes to focus on juniors but senior teams is a possibility, both male and female participation is welcomed. If you can’t make the day and either want more information or would like to register your interest you can contact Gene Parini on 0428 358 335 or gene@gippsport.

evening last Thursday with three gummys over 1m as well as a handful of juvenile makos. He did do the right thing and returned all but one gummy. Offshore fishing is becoming a little interesting, with some big sharks coming in from Cape Paterson right through to the Nobbies. Local fisho Paul Della Costa landed a 204kg mako off Woolamai. Stripey tuna have started to show up, so maybe things are starting to look up.

Around the coast Woolamai surf beach has still got some quality salmon, with a couple of mullet thrown in. Kilcunda and Williamson’s Beach still producing salmon up to 1½kg, couple of gummys at Williamson’s in the early evening.

Inverloch Some very good fishing around the entrance with salmon and flathead being the most prolific. Throw in some whiting and a few large gummys and this area is certainly worth a look. The beaches are still producing salmon and whiting, but not as many as the last few weeks.

Maher’s Landing Still the place to go for land-based fishos with good bags of mullet, whiting and flathead one hour either side of the tide change.

Venus Bay Not a lot to report from last week. Salmon to 1kg at No. 3 Beach. Tommy ruffs and flathead also around, but not in big numbers. Fair amount of weed around at the moment.

Eli Butler-Reid, SamBright, Beau Davey, Matt Moss, Talia Janssen, Jessica Wolf, Conor Salmons, Hayley Proudlock, Niamh Martin, Liam Waldron, Ethan Tudor, Mitchell Denbrock, Annika Webster, Kit SkinnerTarlo, Zarni Holt, Bella McKenzie. Anyone wishing to start may come to the stadium on Friday, February 18 at 3.30pm.

Teams and times Friday, February 18 Section 2

1. Silver: (coach Gene Vanderzalm), Aiden Holwerda, Harry Vanderzalm, Jye Davey, Ella Findlay, Bianca Proudlock, Lachlan Elliott. 2. Navy: (coach Mandy Bongers), Mark Beattie, Grace Thorson, Irene Thorson, Will McDonald, Nicholas Bongers, Amy Tudor. 3. Green: (coach Doug Hanks), Jake Waldron, Hannah Potter, Jai Bright, Elly Jones, Hannah McEwan, Rory Hanks. 4. Maroon: (coach Cal Pratt and Janine Redpath), Kayla Redpath, Adam Mangiafico, Stuart Bright, Kasey Thorson, Tylah O’Connor, Aaron Mowat. Games: 1v2 - 5pm, scorers Davey / T. Thorson; 3v4 - 5.40pm, scorers Mangiafico / Waldron. Section 3 1. Aqua: (coach Daniel Potter), Rory Harrington, Loche DeGaris, Zac Scholte, Ashlee McDonald, Darby Butler-Reid, Jesse Salmon.

Shallow Inlet Flathead still around in good numbers, few whiting helping to make up good bags as well as gummys. Land-based fishos doing well at the moment, with flathead taking just about any bait presented. Salmon at Waratah Bay around 800gm.

Port Welshpool Still some excellent fishing from the jetty, with garfish, flathead and mullet making up good bags. The snapper seem to have gone to sleep for the moment, but the boaties are still picking up good catches of whiting as well as the occasional gummy.

Port Albert A lot of smaller fish taken last weekend, but a few flathead over 50cm put some smiles on Jeff and Anne’s faces on the last day of their holidays. This bubbly couple from Geelong said they had a great two weeks travelling around the coastal towns of the area and will be telling all of their friends.

Metung Bream, whiting and flathead being taken at Shaving Point and from the boardwalk on a variety of baits.

Lakes Entrance Plenty of fish in the channels right now with salmon, flathead, tailor and whiting providing a mixed bag. Some fairly decent trevally taken last week from the eastern wharf, with a couple of mullet.

Paynesville Nifty Neville was at it again. This fishing machine spent three days down here

2. Black: (coach Dave Cumming), Brett Thorson, Harrison Cumming, James Kelly, Kian Pratt, Bethany Lawson, Michael Mowat. 3. Green: (coach Terry Martin), Luke Harris, Hugh Collins, Tristan Hanks, Ruby Martin, Milly James, George Batten. 4. Blue: (coach Bentia Eygenraam), Kurt Newton, Elijah Tracanelli, Breeanna Hohmann, Grant Cole, Rebecca Riddiford, Ozzy B-Holt. Games: 1v2 - 6.20pm, scorers Harrington / A. Thorson; 3v4 - 7pm, scorers Martin / Cole. Monday, February 21 Section 4 1. Green: (coach Cameron Stone), Tom Stone, Kodi Eygenraam, Jesse Zuidema, Hannah Thorson, Sophie Thomas. 2. Black: (coach Tanya Eygenraam), Dominic Enter, Eloise Scholte, Bonny Weymouth, Paige Eygenraam, Will Collins. 3. Maroon: (coach Lucas Byrnes), Sam Opray, Laura Browne, Lauren Redpath, Bryce Holwerda, David Cole. 4. Red: (coach Rod Cope), Olivia Cope, Liam Harrington, Glen Scholte, Matt Darmanin, Gemma Martin. 5. Blue: (coach Andrea Thorson), Vanessa Redpath, Jordan Bell, Jamie Stefani, Jayden Hohmann, Dean Thorson, Taylah Darmanin. Games: Bye - 3; 1v5 - 5.30pm, scorers T. Thorson / Redpath; 2v4 - 6.15pm, scorers Collins / Darmanin.

last week for a great return of stripey tuna, skipjack and a couple of Kingfish. Throw in the two 80cm plus flathead, and I have to say he had a good time. Can’t wait to spend another day out with this fishing freak. I ran into two young brothers on Grantville jetty last Wednesday, patiently waiting for the water to come in. At one o’clock, with still another two hours to wait, they were quite happy to sit on the jetty and practise their casting. Mum had obviously put some thought into their trip, packing food, drink, hats and sunscreen into their packs. The boys had gone fossicking among the rocks for crabs. Local fisho Joe showed them how to put the crabs

onto their hooks and the lads had a great time seeing how much pain they could handle by putting crabs on their legs until they got nipped. By 4pm both boys had caught a few mullet each. The glowing smiles on these boys’ faces were a delight to see. A ‘very well done’ must go to the patient fishermen who helped the young fellas with bait and instructions. To Scott and Joel, glad you had a good day boys, and hope you have many more like it. Remember, the worst day’s fishing will always beat the best day at work. Stay safe and good fishing to you all. If you have a report or a question, call Fishnutt on 0409 865 843.

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Girls reign at Woolamai GIRLS had a field day at the Woolamai Cup on Saturday, with the women jockeys winning five out of the seven races.

On and off the track it was a big day out for the ladies, with fashions on the field hotly contested, engagement proposals, hen’s parties and 21st celebrations. There was no girl more thrilled on Saturday than jockey Danielle Daniel who rode Phantom Flight to a win in the Woolamai Cup and made it a double, winning with High Czarmonty in the third race. Another lady celebrating success at the Woolamai Cup Fashions on the Field was Em Bodinar, who won Best Dressed. Woolamai and District Racing Club secretary Bev Carmichael couldn’t have been happier with the brilliant sunny weather that saw a capacity crowd of some 3000 in attendance. Mrs Carmichael said it was a really good day. The race club employed six security guards who made sure the day went smoothly. The next race meeting at Woolamai will be held on Saturday, February 26. Results Race 1 MDN HCP 1000m: 3.80 JACKSON ROAD (b/br g 4y Dangerous Queen Trice. Trainer: D C Harrison) 63 (Mr T Buck) 1, 2.20 fav HE’S FAB 66 (Mr A Bodey) 2, 4.80 ANGKOR WAT 63 carr 63.5 (Mr B Wade) 3. Then followed: 15.00 Right Back Adam 21.00 Samsonole 13.00 Little Judgy Ann 21.00 Mezzotintstorm 21.00 Mr Hawkins last. All started. 3-1/2 len, 1/2 hd. Time: 1:03.27 (hand timed). (No sect time). Race 2 TROPHY RACE 1000m: 8.00 HAMMER TRIGGER (b g 6y Marwina - Republic Debate. Trainer: L R Dunstone) 64.5 (Ms P Tait) 1, 7.00 BISCAY STEEL 72.5 (Mr B Wade) 2, 2.30 fav JUST JORDIE 69.5 (Mr A Bodey) 3. Then followed: 9.00 Kissy Lips 10.00 Vixenite 31.00 Sovereign Toy 7.00 The Champion 16.00 Grand Legend 21.00 Daad’s Boy 5.50 Mr Martindale last. Scr: Coldstream Hill, Low Deposit, Sutton Royale, Dame Melba. 1-1/4 len, 1/2 hd. Time: 1:03.13 (hand timed). (No sect time). Race 3 RST TROPHY (1) 1000m: 16.00 HIGH

Sister act: three-year-old Audrey Lette, from Bass, and Sasha, 4, had a wonderful day at the races.

Division 1: Dorothy Gilfillan from Inverloch keeps score for the preliminary final between Inverloch and Wonthaggi.

Preliminary finals COMPETITION was intense as ladies bowled in the preliminary final of pennant last Tuesday. Today the finals take place at Inverloch. See report below.

On the track: the racing was watched by a big crowd.

Friendly competition: Players from Phillip Island and Wonthaggi, from left Gloria Caile, Greta Wilson, Mairan Hill and Pamela Wintrup.

SGDLBA pennant Results Preliminary final - February 8

In form: race enthusiast Alan Wilson, from Wonthaggi, made a careful study of the horses in the mounting ring. CZARMONTY (b g 6y Dangerous - High Czarina. Trainer: Ms T Josephs) 66.5 (Ms D Daniel) 1, 17.00 STUDENT PRINCE 63 (Mr B Wade) 2, 15.00 CHEEKY WIZARD 64.5 carr 62.5 (Ms W Hurst) 3. Then followed: 3.60 Le Premier 6.50 Forbidden 51.00 Just Plain Cougar 10.00 Kimondo 9.00 Roman Match 2.80 fav Shotton last. Scr: High Kinglana, Hadacol Girl, Auntie Rose, Dame Melba. 1/2 nk, 2-1/4 len. Time: 1:03.61 (hand timed). (No sect time). Race 4 TROPHY RACE 2300m: 4.20 WONDERFULCOLOURS (b g 5y Grass Wonder (USA) Light Colours. Trainer: R R Lont) 63.5 carr 60.5 (Ms A Bence) 1, 6.00 DONOVAN’S REEF 64.5 (Mr Anthony Boyd) 2, 13.00 SUN SEQUIN 63 (Ms D Walker) 3. Then followed: 7.50 King Of Dendy 2.60 fav Forge 7.00 Keithie 26.00 Prince

Of Colours last. Scr: Uma Quatra, Threepees. 6 len, 5 len. Time: 2:37.98 (hand timed). (No sect time). Race 5 WOOLAMAI CUP 1700m: 5.50 PHANTOM FLIGHT (br g 8y Esperero (USA) - Don’t Even Ask (USA). Trainer: R C Manning) 71.5 (Ms D Daniel) 1, 5.00 WHATABOUTHENRY 67 (Mr A Bodey) 2, 7.50 AFFINIS 64.5 carr 62.5 (Mr M Corbisiero) 3. Then followed: 17.00 Go Zam 8.00 Doug’njo 4.20 fav Toro 8.00 Baker Heart 13.00 Furbin 5.00 Uncle Ben last. Scr: Trojan Of Troy, Questrian, To The Beat. 3-1/2 len, 1/2 len. Time: 1:52.29 (hand timed). (No sect time) Race 6 RST TROPHY (2) 1500m: 8.00 DELIGHTFUL GIRL (ch m 4y Tobougg (IRE) - Clear Delight. Trainer: Shea Eden) 63 carr 61 (Ms C Jones) 1, 8.50 SAINT JOHAN 64 (Mr L Taylor) 2, 6.00 MISS O’TOOLE

64 (Ms D Daniel) 3. Then followed: 14.00 Flaming Gonzales 6.00 Bubbly Black 8.00 Tuscan Rose 2.70 fav The Gorgon 13.00 Favileo 26.00 Taku Hally 26.00 To The Beat last. Scr: Brownsugarboy. Lg hd, lg hd. Time: 1:38.84 (hand timed). (No sect time). Race 7 RST TROPHY (2) 1500m: 6.50 ZARE (br g 6y Red Ransom (USA) Balbina. Trainer: Katrina Rose) 64 (Mr A Bodey) 1, 16.00 OMINOUS SIGN 63 carr 63.5 (Mr L Taylor) 2, 4.00 eq fav PIRATE LEGEND 63 carr 63.5 (Mr B Wade) 3. Then followed: 21.00 Better Than One 4.00 eq fav Jumbojet Miss 8.00 Hezasaint 4.00 eq fav Kokoda Mist 21.00 Sebastians Tart 12.00 No Sir last. Scr: Crafty Conquest. Sht 1/2 hd, 5 len. Time: 1:38.24 (hand timed). (No sect time).

DIVISION 1 Wonthaggi 80 (27 shots) d Inverloch 53 (I. Donohue 26 d S. Cook 20, J. Clarkson 26 d I. Sheppard 16, K. Simpson 28 d A. Tschiderer 17). Grand final - February 15: Wonthaggi v Phillip Island (at Inverloch). DIVISION 2 Wonthaggi 66 (8 shots) d Phillip Island 58 (M. McBain 23 d J. Boyce 16, T.

Loch CONGRATULATIONS to both Saturday pennant teams for winning their semi finals and so progressing to the preliminary finals next Saturday. Division 3 won against Wonthaggi and now play Tarwin Lower, whilst Division 5 won narrowly against neighbours Lang Lang, and now play Port Welshpool. Good luck to both teams. On Tuesday evening our long time ladies’ sponsor, Sybil, and her staff looked after us all beautifully at the Loch Hotel. This has become an annual event to see out the Tuesday pennant season and was as enjoyable as always. Many thanks Sybil. On Wednesday the semi finals of the ladies 21 up were played with both Morag and Maxine extending Jenny and Gay all the way. The final of this competition is scheduled to be played between Jenny and Gay on Tuesday March 1 at 9.30am. Wednesday evening saw a great turn-out of players for twilight bowls. The winners

Kavanagh 24 d W. Braun 23, J. Brusamarello 19 drew A. Green 19). Grand final - February 15: Wonthaggi v Korumburra (at Inverloch). DIVISION 3 Phillip Island 62 (40 shots) d Meeniyan 22 (E. Stephenson 33 d G. Densley 11, D. Coleman 29 d J. Cocking 11). Grand final - February 15: Phillip Island v Toora (at Inverloch). Best wishes to all the teams playing in the final.

were Gary Horner, Taylor Twite, Christie Barry and Peter Townley. Congratulations also to the team of Geoff, Alan, Gary and Graham who recently won President’s Day at Lang lang. On Thursday the ladies held their annual Guest Day which, as always, was a lot of fun. The parcels on the green went home with Joan Blogg, Bev Bowcher, Janet Gilmore and Francie Heylen. After the bowls the cards were fanned. The consolations lollies went to Margaret Cochrane, Joan Blogg, Nancy Gilbert and Marj Williams. The runnersup were Glenda Hume, Francie Heylen, Janet Gilmore and Maxine Crawford. The winners were Mary Wrench, Margaret Brown, Natalie Opray and Kath Moss. The final of the ladies 100 up will be held on Wednesday. Twilight bowls will be held Wednesday evening and social bowls on Thursday. All members who are not playing in the preliminary finals on Saturday are urged to support both teams by their presence. Go Loch!

Tarwin Lower and Districts Bowls

TARWIN’S Wednesday triples once more had a Tarwin Team win the day Peter Tainton, Ned Clark and Paul Griffiths taking out First Prize. Runners up were the Port Welshpool team consisting of Jim Nicholson, Ann Collins and Margaret McDonald. Best last game was won by Rob Howard’s team from Inverloch. Jetset Travel Leongatha sponsored the day with Ted Carmody on hand to present the prize. Saturday saw Division 3 play Fish Creek at Meeniyan in the SGBA’s semi finals after getting a thumping. Before tea down by some 24 shots they had a great fight back after tea and almost snatching victory, eventually losing by three shots. They now meet Loch in the Preliminary Final which will be held at Inverloch. Do not forget the ‘Lady of the Swamp’ on Saturday night.

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Fish Creek OUR main item of news this week is our Ladies Invitation Day last Friday. The weather was very disappointing so we were most grateful that the 16 visiting teams all came without complaint. We thank Birch, Ross and Barlow from Leongatha for sponsoring this day for us. The winning team was from Toora comprising of Lomas Bennett, Lois Pope, June Paynting and Karen Barwick. Runners-up were Bev Button, Nancy Gilbert, Mary Wrench and Shirley Martin from Korumburra. President Diane thanked everyone for their contribution in making the day happen. Phyl McLaughlin did a wonderful job of managing the catering for the day with a team of very hard working ladies to assist her. Thanks also go to Phyl’s daughter-inlaw who made the lovely little gifts on the tables, Nellie had the flowers looking beautiful and nearly every member contributed to the day. It is impossible to list everyone but


ALTHOUGH our first Division side finished in third place on the ladder, they kept their premiership hopes alive after a good win in their semi final against Korumburra on the Korumburra green last Saturday. Played on the top green, they won on two rinks with a winning margin overall of 11 shots. The winning rinks of Ron Lawson and Mick Goram each took their games by eight shots after leading all match. Ron Burge’s rink went down by five shots but came back well towards the end of their match, but could not bridge the gap. They now go on to play Leongatha in the preliminary final next Saturday to be played at Wonthaggi. All the Division 1 players thank the many Inverloch supporters who made the trip to watch this game, their vocal support was greatly appreciated. Division 4 played their semi final against Korumburra at Lang Lang. Although they lost their match by 15 shots, losing on all rinks, they did show signs of improvement as the game went on. They went to the tea break trailing 26-44, but in the sec-

they know who they are. A special thank you to Peg O’Neill for providing the super raffle which we all wanted to win and thanks again to Phyl for the second prize in the raffle. Rob Staley was on hand nearly all day to help us in the bar. Our very grateful thanks to Jaye from San Remo who volunteered to be our umpire. June Paynting from Toora had a great day, winning the first prize in the raffle and being in the winning team. Would members please mark their diaries for Wednesday March 9, our meeting in the morning and the new bowls wear business is displaying its clothes etc in the afternoon, starting at 2 pm. We are also going to try and have social bowls on Tuesdays at 10.30am, finishing before lunch. Please let’s try and make this a success, especially for the new members.

Ladies Despite a very gloomy early morning following rain and storms, Fish Creek Ladies Invitation Day on Friday stayed fine and mild for the entire day.

ond half they outscored their opponents by scoring 33 shots to 30. John Arnold’s rink had a tight battle all day, just failing to take the match by two shots. Their most consistent rink skipped by Kevin McIntosh over the last few games, lost their game by nine shots. They were well down late in the game and fought back well, but the deficit was a bit too big to overcome, however they did win the last two ends which was a good sign. Mick Yates fought back well in the closing stages to reduce their losing margin to four shots. They now go into the preliminary final next Saturday against San Remo at Inverloch, so we hope they use the home ground advantage and win their way into the grand final. They have only to produce their early season form to do just that. Match results DIVISION 1: Inverloch 75 d Korumburra 64. G. Butler ld, T. Bott 2nd, P. Shaw 3rd, R. Lawson sk d G. Fields 3123; D. Roberts ld, G. Pope 2nd, A. Easterbrook 3rd, M. Coram sk d S. O’Loughlan 24-16; N. West ld, K. Gardiner 2nd, C. Buccilli 3rd, R. Burge sk lt R. Besley 20-25. DIVISION 4: Inverloch 59 lt Korumburra 74. B.

Korumburra MONDAY’S triples was another successful day with 24 rinks entered. After three games the winners were BLG local team of Jeff Coulson, Mike Banik, Don MacKay with 14 shots up. The runners-up were the Inverloch team of John Sutcliffe, Brian Phillipson with local Bill Thomson, with three wins plus 12. The winners on the day with 3 plus 17 shots were local Ron Williams, George Hams and Alan Morphett with three games plus 10. G. Van Duin, M. Arnold and B. Carpenter received a club memento. Thank you to our sponsors of the day, Moriarty Transport and Korumburra Building Supplies for your support. Thank you also to the ladies in the kitchen and the bar staff for your help on the day. With the ladies having no pennant on Tuesday, the finals teams had practise against the men for the big day today. Our ladies were back on the greens on Wednesday playing triples. After two games, the winners were Jan McLaren, Mae Harris and Margaret Brown with 12 ends. After their meeting on Wednesday, the ladies made a small presentation to Mae Harris, who is leaving the club, returning to her former Melbourne club - Karingal. The men were back on the greens on Thursday with many visitors. After three games, the winners with seven shots up were Bill Rahilly and Maurie Rielly. The drawn card went to Bill Fisher and Geof Turton. Friday night was another very

Teams from within our own Association and teams from Yarram, Mirboo North and Boolarra enjoyed the very sociable day. Birch, Ross and Barlow from Leongatha very kindly sponsored our day and were represented by Colin Coolidge who presented the winners and runners-up trophies. The winning team from Leongatha was Glenda Trotman (S), Joy Todd, Glenys Emmerson and Judy Jackson. The runners-up from Inverloch were Joyce Arnold (S), Nellie Martin, Veronica Muir and Cynthia Hensley. Lucky raffle winners were Harriette de Win and Jan Stubbs. President Diane thanked our sponsors for their continued sponsorship and thanked all the ladies of our club who contributed to making the day so successful. It is impossible to name everyone or to single any one person out because everyone gave their whole-hearted support. We would also like to thank Rob Staley for preparing the green and for his help during the rest of the day. It was very much appreciated.

Phillipson ld, R. Rees 2nd, B. Hensley 3rd, J. Arnold sk lt H. Opray 19-21; A. Baines ld, H. Barclay 2nd, M. Cargill 3rd, K. McIntosh sk lt B. McLaren 2130; E. Treadwell ld, B. Growse 2nd, N. Van Grunsven 3rd, M. Yates sk lt R. Saunders 19-23. Twenty-four players played social bowls last Thursday and after two games of 12 ends of pairs there were three twogame winners. Taking first place with 37 points were Don Watt ld and Neil Everitt sk. Runners-up with 36 points were Malcolm Marshall ld and Trevor Scott sk. The other two game winner was Brian Humphries ld and Maurie Cargill sk. We pass on congratulations to Bob Delahoy who last week passed his re-accreditation bowls umpires exam. Bob, who is one of our super veterans, has been a bowls umpire since 1981 and has been a member of our club since he became a resident of Inverloch a few years ago. It is a good effort to hold his licence for 30 years. Well done Bob. We end this week’s notes with the advice to make sure they have their boat’s drain plug in their boat before launching it on a fishing trip, as one of our bowlers did not do on Saturday.

successful counter tea night. Thanks to Debbie, Mary and Jo who worked magic in getting the meals out in a very short time. Thanks to Jenny on the microphone announcing the orders. Best wishes to treasurer David who is to have an operation next week. We wish him well for a speedy recovery. Saturday was a very busy day for the ladies catering for pennant semi finals for the men. Division 1 was held at Korumburra. Thank you Nancy, Margaret H. and Bev. Well done also to the bar staff. With a very interesting games over the final stages with Phillip Island home against Leongatha with Inverloch versus Korumburra match waiting on the result of one term, with dead ends holding up the final result. At the end of the day, Inverloch were winners by 11 shots and play off in the preliminary final next week against Leongatha. Our men are to be congratulated on their excellent results throughout the season. The Division 4 men travelled to Lang Lang for their semi final against Inverloch, where they all had wins, with a 15 shot win overall and go straight through to the final on February 26. The venue is yet to be announced. Congratulations to all our pennant players who have played during the season, ladies and men. Although we did not all make the finals, you all showed great sportmanship in your games. Members are reminded that tomorrow, Wednesday February 16 will be a combined charity day, which will be a mixed day. All club members welcome.

Inverloch ladies IT WAS an exciting pennant game finish for the last four ends played between Inverloch and Foster at Leongatha on Tuesday, February 8. Inverloch won by one shot, however they were not so lucky the next game that followed on, being beaten by Wonthaggi. Wednesday February 9 was the monthly triples with fourteen teams participating. The sponsor for the month was Airmaster Australia from Scoresby. Ray Paynting presented the trophy on behalf of his son-in -law who was the sponsor. Winners for the day were Shirley Cook, Lola Marsh and Veronica Muir. Runnersup were Leonie Hanks’ team from Meeniyan. Best last game winners were Joyce Arnold, Cynthia Hensley and Gloria Growse. The raffle prize, a beautiful sponge cake made and donated by Bev Kurlle with strawberries and cream donated by Dorothy Gilfillan was won by Mavis Parks, second prize a voucher from Travelling Jack was won by Diana Patterson. All raffle money, $118, was given to the flood relief appeal. Please note nomination sheets are now up on the board for next season’s positions.

Meeniyan bowls OUR 2010/11 pennant season is coming to an end and it has been a very successful year for our club. Of the five teams three made the finals. Last Tuesday our Division 3 team played their preliminary final against Phillip Island but were defeated. On Saturday Division 2 playing at Tarwin Lower had a nine shot win over top team Toora. They now play in the grand final on February 26 at Inverloch. Division 6 played against Wonthaggi in the second semi-final at Mirboo North, but was defeated by 20 shots. Corporate bowls winners and runnersup for last week were: Tuesday, Meeniyan Mafia and Ag. Thorson, Wednesday, Young Ones and Mitre 10. Wednesday, February 9 social bowls winners were Dudley Harrison and Sam Thorson from a field of 17. The lucky draw went to Bob Wylie.

Buffalo WEDNESDAY February 9 was a warm night on which nine players formed four teams, one of three and three of two. We welcomed back Robert Matthies for a night of bowls. In fourth (LLL), Graeme Tobias (s), Joe Occhipinti, Jim Atkins third (WLL), Sebastian Terranova (s), Joyce Occhipinti second (LWW), Rod McConchie (s), Bill Wolswinkle first (WWW), Robert Matthies (s), Carolyn Benson for one game then Ian Benson. The best first game: Robert 10-4, second Robert 12-5, third Rod 12-6. We wished Rod a happy birthday for Tuesday February 15. We held our AGM on Monday February 7. We hope to see you all next Wednesday at 7.30pm.

Leongatha THIS week’s report finds that Leongatha in the ladies pennant did not have any teams in the semi finals and so for our ladies, their pennant season has now come to an end. Tuesday evening on February 8 saw Round 3 of the business bowls in action and again some very good bowling and I am sure that certain members from the club had their eyes fixed on the possible future in bowls for certain bowlers. After completion of Round 3 there were only four teams with three wins - Shire 2, Murphy’s A, the Traders and Chalkies. So tonight should again see this number reduced as we head for the finals. Wednesday February 9 saw 42 players (14) teams in a two games x 12 ends triples social take place. The winners on two wins plus 22 were again the hot combination of Ray McGannon (s) with Bev Watt and Mike Carnell. The runners-up were also on two wins plus

South Gippsland Pennant Bowls THE semi finals of the South Gippsland Bowls Association were played last Saturday in ideal conditions. The venues for the various finals were spread around the District and were selected around 2 weeks prior to the end of the season, and prior to the finalists being known. Come finals time, this naturally gave a couple of clubs some advantage as they gained a ‘home’ final.’ In Division 1 played at Korumburra, raging hot favourites Phillip Island proved far too good for Leongatha winning two of the three rinks by 22 shots. Last year’s grand finalists Inverloch, who faced elimination if they lost, also won two of the three rinks by a comfortable 11shots over Korumburra, who have now been eliminated. In Division 2 played at Tarwin Lower Toora, who had been dominant for most of the season, crumbled under the pressure of the final going down to Meeniyan by nine shots, whilst Wonthaggi, who scraped into the four last week by the ‘skin of their teeth’ had no trouble against Phillip Island by 23 shots,

Korumburra Parlor Bowls ON Thursday, February 10 Korumburra Parlor Bowls involved two tense games, both being decide by one point. The captains of VRI and Pretenders, Jo Lomagno and Lee Armstrong, were relieved to hold onto their leads whilst Arc Gammaldi’s Battlers were disappointed that they fell short with their late flurry of points. Joe Occhipinti’s Kookaburras were delighted with their improved fighting spirit. In the third game, The Burra was too strong for Kardella. The results were; The Burra 24 d Kardella 12, VRI 22 d Battlers 21 and Pretenders 22 d Kookaburras 21. Social bowls at Outtrim saw 19 bowlers and one spectator, club president, Keith Marshall participate in Monday night’s games. Keith was pleasantly surprised at the progress of this relatively new bowling group. With two wins each, only points separated fourth to second. The team of Mary Tumino (skip), Sally Gammaldi and Geoff McCord 2W+9 finished second whilst first placing (2W1D+12) went to the team of Lee Armstrong (skip). George Bentley, Jos Kemper and Laurie Wyhoon.

eight - the team of E. Thompson (s) with Ollie Crouch and Lorna Hulls. The sponsors for the day were again Bridge Dairies of Leongatha and the club thanks them for their valued support. Saturday February 12 saw the start of the men’s pennant finals. Leongatha only had Division 1 playing in the semi finals and this was against Phillip Island at Korumburra. Sadly, the teams went down to the Island by 22 shots and so have one more chance to redeem themselves on Saturday February 19 when they meet the Inverloch Division 1 teams for the cut-throat final which is to be played at Wonthaggi. We wish them well and look forward to a win to be able to play in the grand final. Reminders: Leongatha ladies AGM for 10am Monday March 14, with the Leongatha affiliates AGM scheduled for Tuesday March 22 at 7.30pm.

Wonthaggi winning two rinks and drawing the other. Phillip Island is now eliminated. In Division 3, Tarwin Lower, who had been the dominant team for most of the season, were no match for Fish creek winning a close one by three shots, whilst Loch put paid to Wonthaggi’s season, again winning a close one by four shots. The results of all semi finals were Phillip Island 82 d Leongatha 60; Inverloch 75 d Korumburra 64 Div 2: Meeniyan 83 d Toora 74 Wonthaggi 77 d Phillip Island 54. Div 3: Fish Creek 76 d Tarwin Lower 73; Loch 75 d Wonthaggi 71. Div 4: Korumburra 74 d Inverloch 59; San Remo 91 d Phillip Island 33: Div 5: Wonthaggi 80 d Port Welshpool 72; Loch 65 d Lang Lang 64. Div 6: Phillip Island 69 d Toora 26; Wonthaggi 55 d Meeniyan 35. The first of the grand finalists were decided yesterday and will see Phillip Island in Division 1; Meeniyan in Division 2; Fish Creek in Division 3; Korumburra in Division 4; Wonthaggi in Division 5 & Phillip Island in Division 6 all get a week’s break prior to the grand finals

in two weeks time. Preliminary finals next week will see Leongatha and Inverloch face off in Division 1 at Wonthaggi. Toora will take on Wonthaggi in Division 2 at Wonthaggi. In Division 3 Tarwin Lower face up to Loch at Phillip Island. Division 4, San Remo play Inverloch at Inverloch. Whilst Division 5 will see Port Welshpool (who may have to allow a ‘Month of Sundays and four cut lunches just to get to Phillip Island ) take on Loch. Whilst the bottom Division 6, which will also be played at Phillip Island between Toora who will take on Wonthaggi. My ‘kiss of death’ tips for next week are: Div 1 (at Wonthaggi): Inverloch over Leongatha by 9 shots; Div 2 (At Wonthaggi): Toora by 5 shots over Wonthaggi. Div 3 (At Inverloch) Tarwin Lower to dominate by 18 shots. Div 4 (At Inverloch): Inverloch by 3 shots over San Remo. Div 5 (At Phillip Island): Loch to put paid to Port Welshpool’s season by 8 shots, whilst Div 6 (At Phillip Island): Toora to dominate over Wonthaggi by 17 shots. Good luck to all the teams in the prelim’s next week.

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AN excellent field of 93 played for the February medal and it was C Grade winner Peter Seth who came out on top with his 89-23-66 score. The A graders found it difficult to play below their handicaps and it was left to Anthony Sparkes with a score of 84-12-72. P. Sweet (85-18-67) won B Grade while Dan Malone (98-31-67) took out D Grade. David Poulton was successful in the pro-pin and Grant Ritchie hit the best tee shot on the 16th hole. Ball winners: S. Law 67, B. Hughes, R. Martin 68; D. Hanna 69, M. Berry, S. Downes 70; C. Leaver, R. Findlay 71; M. Kavanagh, G. McDonald, J. Duscher, K. Wardle, P. Horman 72; M. Berry, M. Hunter, C. Gerradts 73; J. Cummins, R. Thurston, B. Hutton, D. Poulton, M. Stubbs, A. Adcock 74.

Tuesday The combination of Vic Rowlands and Bruce Hutton worked like clockwork as they took out the ambrose pairs event with 63¾. This gave them a nice buffer over runners-up Trevor Moss and Geoff McDonald on 65¾. Geoff Tyson won nearest the pin on the 14th hole. Ball winners: K. Finney - M. Oliver 65¾, K. Godridge - G. Tyson 66, G. Maher - L. Newton 66¼, E. Poole - I. Nunn 66½, P. Walsh - W. Bullock 67¼, D. Hanna - R. McCann 67½, K. Macfarlane - I. Purbrick 67½.

Thursday Trevor Steer had a great day on the course, winning A Grade with 40 points, a welcome break from his

work as president of the SGDGA. Peter Hartigan played well to score 39 points and success in B Grade, while Mike Street’s 42 points was the day’s best score and gave him C Grade. David Vorwerg (14th) and Ken Beck (16th) were nearest the pin winners. Down the line balls: J. Arnott 39, M. Stubbs 38, P. Seth, A. Nilsson, B. Gibson 37; R. Thurston, K. Macfarlane, P. Hobson 36; I. Watson, F. Smedley, B. Cathie, J. Curtis, A. Edney 35. This Friday our club hosts the fourball day of the South Gippsland Classic. Saturday’s event is stableford. The H.S. Roberts foursomes is on Saturday, February 26 and an important change has been made to this event. There will be no finals playoffs so the winners will be the pair with the lowest score on the day.

Sunday nine hole competition Fifty-four players competed in the 10 teams for the February round of the Sunday nine hole competition. There were many good scores and broken handicaps. Rebecca Thomas with 39 off-the-stick recorded the ladies best gross. Michael Thomas hit an excellent 32 to win the men’s best gross. This score will reduce his handicap for this event to +2. The ladies best net was won by Libby Seebeck 49-19-30, while Jack Cummins won the men’s best net with 40-9-31. The top four teams for this month were All But One, Top Dogs, The

Woorayl golf to celebrate 50 years WOORAYL Golf Club will achieve 50 years as a golfing fraternity in April. The club is currently organising a book to mark the golden anniversary, which will include stories and pictures of the club, past and present. They will also be organising a dinner on Saturday, April 9 following a four person Ambrose event during the day.


LAST Saturday, February 12, we held an Irish Fourball sponsored by Riseley’s Transport. As the name of the game suggests, there are lots of different formats. The day’s winners were Paul and Graham Challis, John Hickey and Pat Wallace with 139 stableford points. They won from Tom Ryan, Terry Lund, Trent Walters and Alan McEachern with 135 points. Balls went to the teams of G. McKinnon, P. Burgess, J. Redmond, G. Fennell and G. and T. Hogan, J. Baum, G. Calder. The nearest the pins were won by A. Peters (8th) and P. Challis (17th). The ladies event was won by Pauline Lancaster with a ball going to E. McBride. A note of importance is that Damian Burge has taken on the job of junior liaison officer. Welcome aboard Damian. He will organise some junior clinics on Friday afternoons during daylight saving. Whilst on the juniors our pennant team won 3/2 against Wonthaggi on Sunday and are on top of the ladder. On Thursday we will again hold our meal and raffle night. So

come along. Next Sunday the Forrester Plate will be held and on Saturday we will hold a fourball stableford event for the men and a single stableford event for the ladies. The day will be sponsored by Troy Williams Signs.

Woorayl ladies ALL members of Woorayl are saddened at the passing of a good club member and our dear friend Pat Harvey, who was also a great representative of our club at events throughout the district. We will miss her and extend our deepest sympathy to her husband Ray and her family. The opening day for the new golfing year was held on February 2, with a four person ambrose sponsored by Capeview Mitre 10. An enjoyable and relaxed day was had by all players with the winning team being Melinda Martin, Ann Poole, Jenny Riseley and Dot Jarvis. Next week (February 16) will be a stroke event sponsored by Invisage Interiors with hit off times from 9am, from both the first and sixth tees. For the remainder of summer, if they wish to, players may start earlier if they are concerned about the hot weather.

Young Guns and The Grasshoppers. The trophies for the event of the day were won by the Top Dogs. With one round to play, the top two teams are very close. The Young Guns on 34 points are four points ahead of All But One. The final round and presentation of the shield will be played on Sunday, March 6 followed by a barbecue.

Golf classic starts GOLF courses around South Gippsland are buzzing with golfers as the South Gippsland Golf Classic gets underway. Saturday saw the start at Foster, golfers then moved to Korumburra on Sun-

day before heading out to Woorayl on Monday. Today Mirboo North is the focus while on Wednesday Welshpool hosts locals and visitors. The wind-up day is at Yarram this Sunday, February 20.

Ladies SHIRLEY Welsford was the generous sponsor for the 4BBB stableford event on Wednesday March 9. The weather was fine for golf and the course in superb condition, and the only problem should have been the jumbo size flies. Fifty-six players turned out and the deserved winners on the day in A Grade were Wendy Surman and Ann Blundy with 45 points. Val Brydon and Ann Gibson, 41, were runners-up. In B Grade Libby Seebeck, whose golf is improving every week, with Ann Debenham providing steady support, came in to win with 44 points. They had to survive a countback with Nancy Sperling and Deb Miller, also 44 points, who took runners-up trophy. Balls were won by Jan Paice and Maria Bell 42, Shirley Welsford and Marg Griffiths 42, Jan Birrell and Lesley Renwick 41, Anna de Bondt and Rita de Bondt 41, Helen Mackenzie and Loris Clark 41, Glenys McRobert and Joc Howson 41, Dot Stubbs and Noreen Webster 41. Noreen Webster (14th) and Pat Pease (16th) were nearest the pins.

South Gippsland Veteran’s Golf FEBRUARY 10 saw 131 of Gippsland’s finest Veteran golfers tee off at Wonthaggi Golf Club, which must be almost a record for a normal Vets day at Wonthaggi. Amongst the crowd were representatives of West Gippsland clubs Traralgon, Pakenham and from Rossdale in the south eastern suburbs. With the temperature rising it was not surprising that we experienced a tropical heat wave, the last of the field coming indoors from very sultry conditions outside. The stableford event was sponsored by the Wonthaggi Seniors Festival of Golf run by Don Burke and won by Graham Blair of Woorayl. Graham played off a handicap of 36 and returned with a huge 47 points or 11 strokes under his handicap. Runner-up was Wonthaggi’s Fred Cotterill with a fine 44 points. Nearest the pins went to Phillip Island’s Tom Jacobson on 2, Foster’s Nev Thompson on 8 and Korumburra’s Don Hislop on 13. It was not possible to identify the person who was closest on 17, the name on the card did not correspond with any of the entrants. A further prize of a dozen balls was offered on the 198 metre fourth hole. The balls went to the player whose second shot finished closest to the hole. This was won by Dave Martin of Wonthaggi. Balls down the line went to 33 points on a countback. Next game is at Phillip Island on Thursday March 24. Each year three inter-zone competitions are played between South Gippsland Veterans and their counterparts from adjacent zones. The popularity of these contests has risen steadily and this has meant that some changes in processing entries have had to be made. In the past with smaller fields it was accepted that you could turn up on the day and ‘she’ll be right’. Pay your money at the table and hit off when your name was called. These games have now become so big that this method is no longer possible. Each of the South Gippsland clubs receives a booking sheet several weeks in advance for these events. These are usually posted on notice boards inside your local clubhouse. (Phillip Island for example has a section on a clubhouse notice board that gives Veterans a great deal of information). Players wishing to enter the ‘zones’ need to put their name down and pay the entry fee to their club delegates. The money is needed in advance so that organisers know the booking is a firm commitment; thus trophies and catering, (to name just two items), can be organised as far in advance as possible. Players who wish to turn up on the day with no previous booking can still do so but they must be prepared to be told there are no time slots available.

South Gippsland Golf Classic: Elaine and Arthur Jackson from Yarrawonga play with Eileen and Bill Brewster from Lakes Entrance on day three of the classic at Woorayl in Leongatha.

Mirboo North THE stableford event on Thursday February 10 was attended by 29 starters. The CCR was 69. The A Grade winner was Garry Shandley (28) 41. Down the line balls: Cec Eden (36) 40, Shane Woodall (14) 40, Ron Anderson (14) 39, Mike Higgenbottom (33) 39. Birdies: Joe Kus (4th), Peter Chapman (6th) and Bob Fernance (4th). Eagle: Stuart Henning (17th). The monthly medal, held on February 12 was won by Wayne Roberts (25) 64 net. Twenty-nine starters attended and the CCR was 69. Down the line balls: Brian Randall

Welshpool TUESDAY’S barbecue nine hole event was won by Brian MacPherson 20 points on countback. Balls down the line: Ken Hallett 20, Steve Mannix 19, Don Harris 19. Nearest the pin: Phil Janson. Other scores: Ken Hobbs 19, Peter Westaway 19, Stan Walker 18, Bob Wiggins, Joe Paynting, Phil Janson and Trish Hatch all 17, Jim Roberts 16, Greg Wilkinson 15, Charlie Fletcher, Keith Lear and Bill Matthews all 14. Achievers award: David Bligh. Pub club points: Port Albert 17.32, Welshpool

(12) 68, Ray Matthews (7) 69, Stuart Henning (9) 69, Mark Heiberg. Nearest the pin: 1st Brian Randall, 4th Phil Stimson, 6th Jeff Hughes, 13th Ron Anderson, 16th Paul Woodall. Pro pin: Jeff Hughes. Birdies: (4th) Mal Payne, Phil Stimson, (6th) Joe Taylor, (13th) Phil Garlick, (16th) Terry Bradshaw, Paul Woodall.

Ladies Raine Leslie was the winner of the stableford event held on Wednesday February 9, with 29 handicap 49 points. Down the line balls: Tracey Higginbottom 45 handicap 44 points. Nearest the pin: Raine Leslie (13th).

15.71, Toora 14.66, Pier Port 8.0. Friday’s chicken run winner was Bob Wiggins 20 points. Down the line balls: Brian MacPherson 18, Pat Carroll 16 on countback. Other scores: Joe Paynting and Ken Hallett 16, Peter Westaway, Kay Mines, Harry Mines, Stan Walker and Pappy Pope 15. Saturday’s nine hole stableford winner was Les Taylor 21 points. Balls down the line: Jeanette Swann 20 points, Russ Barwick 19 on countback, Norma Stoitse 19. Nearest the pin: Steve Mannix. Other scores: Keith Lear 17, Brian MacPher-

Meeniyan A BETTER day for golf with the course still a little soft in places. On Saturday February 12 we played an aggregate stableford with a good crowd playing. The grass is still growing very well with the rain making the course a little slower. The winners for the day were Charlie Le Page, Daryl Gregg with 72 points on countback from Lloyd Redpath and Col Stewart also on 72. Down the line balls: Jim Cusack and Ian Warwan on 72, Alan Kihne and Mike Welgemoed on 71 and on 69 Dave Thomson and Ian Trease. Nearest the pin: Ian Trease. Tuesday February 8 was stableford and 4BBB. The winner was Alan Kuhne 42 from Anthony Clemann on 40 and on 38 Alan Shatten. 4BBB Ian Trease and Alan Kuhne 49. Best nine: Col Stewart 21. Nearest the pin: Bob McGeary. Thursday February 10 was singles stableford. The winner was Daryl Gregg on 43 points on countback from Tony McHarg and Mick Fowkes, also on 43 points.

son and Alan Hayes 16, Earle Fisher. Sunday’s stroke monthly medal winner was Steve Mannix with 66 net, also putting 25. Balls down the line: Gary Brown 69, Pappy Pope 70 and Pat Carroll 70, also nearest the pin (6th). Other scores: Brian MacPherson and Ken Hallett 71, Keith Lear and Stan Walker 72, Joe Welsh 73, Harry Mines and Russ Barwick 74, Rod Walker 73, Chris Bailey 76 with an eagle on the par five on the fourth hole. Next week: 4BBB stableford, mens and ladies Ray Drummond Day. Sweet swinging.

Nearest the pin: Col Stewart, best nine Lloyd Hemphill 21 points. We thank Hams Transport for their sponsorship of Saturday’s event. Next week is the first round of the 36 hole classic. If anyone wishes to help, please contact the club.

Meeniyan ladies THE day’s event was American Foursomes and 22 ladies took on the course to play some shots from places on the course that they may not have played out of before. The word sorry was not allowed. The winners on the day were Irene Holm and Jan Roberts who came in with 71 net. The runners-up were Veronica Park and Eileen Dorling with 73 net. Down the line balls to Mary Trease and Janine Redpath 78, and Sheila Constantine and Lynne Jennison with 82. Do not forget to get your men’s and or ladies fourball team together for the Retravision Gala Day on Monday February 28. Once again there will be some fabulous prizes to win. Ring the club or Jan Trease on 5674 3115 with your entries.

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Thomas leads Workers win WONTHAGGI Workmens young gun Ryan Thomas has starred in his side’s win over Korumburra at the weekend.

The all rounder scored 46 with the bat before returning to the crease with ball in hand to take 4/46 from his 21 overs. Gav Britt scored his 600th run for the season as he passed 50 for the fifth time this season. The Workers scored 7/225 on Saturday and left Korumburra with a fair bit of work to do to win the match. But wickets consistently fell for the Cobras who were all out for 135. Nerrena lost a close game to the Wonthaggi Miners at the Leongatha turf, losing their last wicket with one ball to spare. The Red Caps needed six runs off the last two balls for victory, but with only one wicket in hand

it was all over when Ryan Clark was stumped off an Andrew Donohue delivery. Damien Symmons provided the top score of the day, helping himself to 45 runs when he was at the crease. The Imperials also lost a close game, succumbing to a Barry Wyatt-led OMK by just nine runs. Wyatt smashed up 53 runs with the bat before taking 2/37 with the ball. Gary Sauvarin scored 60 for the Imps, who are still searching for their third win of the year. Inverloch’s score of 187 looked vulnerable against a talented young Koonwarra side, although the runs proved to be enough thanks to some tidy bowling. Brett DeBono led the charge, taking 3/25 from six overs. Koonwarra’s Brad Anderson and Tom Gordon fought back some

Matt Olden: the Korumburra paceman showed perfect poise.

J. Cook r.o. .................................5 K. Dorman c. M. Thomas b. J. Sheerin ...........................16 D. Wyhoon c. R. Thomas b. J. Liddle...............................7 J. Oxlee c. R. Hassett b. R. Thomas ...........................2 D. Scott n.o. .............................14 J. Richards b. R. Thomas ...........8 M. Olden c. D. Brann b. R. Thomas ...........................4 Extras .......................................15 Total .......................................135 Bowling: R. Thomas 4/46, L McGuirk 2/19, T. Harley 0/26,

respect toward the end of the innings, with the latter smacking up a quick fire 42. OMK v IMPERIALS 1st innings OMK A. Miller c. L. Rogers b A. Eddy ..............................14 J. Van Rooye c. S. Vagg b. R. O’Loughlin ...................16 A. Rose c.&b. M. Lafferty .........0 J. Wilson c. S. Vagg b. M. Elliott ...........................15 K. Rothier c. T. Williams b .N. Eddy .............................25 T. Wyatt n.o. .............................46 B. Wyatt c. R. McLennan b. M. Lafferty ........................53 S. Checkley n.o. .........................9 Extras .......................................19 Total ....................................6/197 Bowling: A. Eddy 1/29, R. O’Loughlin 1/24, M. Lafferty 2/46, M. Elliott 1/31, N. Eddy 1/61. 1st innings Imperials G. Sauvarin r.o. .......................60 R. McLennan lbw. b. B. Wyatt ...2 T. Williams c. A. Miller b. M. Adams ..........................31 S. Vagg c. S. Checkley b. M. Adams ............................3 N. Eddy c. A. Miller b. B. Wyatt ............................13 M. Lafferty b. S. Checkley.........2 M. Elliott c. A. Miller b. K. Rothier .........................31 L. Rogers r.o. ...........................29 K. Gray b. P. Dell .......................0 A. Eddy n.o. ...............................4 R. O’Loughln n.o. ......................0 Extras .......................................13 Total ....................................9/188 Bowling: K. Rothier 1/27, P. Dell 1/44, B. Wyatt 2/37, M. Adams 2/26, S. Checkely 1/38, A. Rose 0/10. INVERLOCH v KOONWARRA RSL 1st innings Inverloch W. Taberner c. .........................34 S. Brayley c. ............................ 11 D. Ruffin c. ..............................16 W. Rankin c. ............................10 B. Debono c. ...........................16 J. Smith lbw. ............................40 T. Thornby c. ...........................21 N. Cant n.o .................................7 M. Anderson n.o.........................4 Extras .......................................28 Total ....................................7/187 Bowling: J. Peters 0/25, T. Gordon 1/31, T. Davison 2/23, J. Moore 0/22, B. Moscript 2/29, S. Sperling 1/29, S. Moore 1/23. 1st innings Koonwarra/Leongatha RSL B. Moscript lbw. b. M. Anderson......................18 J. Moore b. N. Cant ....................5 L. Sperling c. Thornby b. L. Rankin.............................2 S. Sperling b. A. Hall .................6 C. Wise c&b. M. Anderson ........6 S. Moore b. B. Debono ............29 G. Sperling c. W. Taberner b. B. Debono ...........................7 J. Peters c. J. Smith b. B. Debono ...........................9

Leongatha District Cricket Association Umpire Appointments EVANS PETROLEUM Round 13 - February 19 & 26, 1pm start

Close in specialist: it’s a fielding position that few relish, but Korumburra’s Ilan Osman made it his own. B. Anderson n.o........................22 T. Gordon n.o. ..........................42 Extras .......................................13 Total ....................................8/159 Bowling: N. Cant 1/32, L. Rankin 1/33, M. Anderson 2/14, A. Hall 1/26, B. Debono 3/25, D. Ruffin 0/28. WONTHAGGI MINERS v NERRENA 1st inningsWonthaggi Miners M. Donohue stp. T. West b. T. Wightman. ....................23 J. Andrighetto stp. T. West b. G. Murphy .........................32 A. Donohue n.o. .......................42 J. O’Reilly c. C. Rump .............41 M. Johnson n.o. ........................ 11 Extras .......................................29 Total ....................................3/179 Bowling: C. Rump 1/18, R. Clark 0/13, P. Matheson 0/25, J. Trease 0/43, G. Murphy 1/31, T. Wightman 1/43. 1st innings Nerrena C. Friebe c. M Johnson b. R. Birkett ...........................15 M. Clark c. C. Tait b. M. Johnson .......................41 T. Wightman c. C. Thomas b. C. Tait ..................................4 D. Symmons c. R. Birkett b. A. Donohue .......................45 D. Baldi c. C. Thomas b. M. Johnson ..........................1 P. Matheson b. D. Beesey.........16 C. Rump r.o. ............................ 11 G. Murphy c. P. Jordan b. R. Birkett .............................0 J. Trease c. J. Andrighetto b. R. Birkett .............................4

T. West n.o..................................8 R. Clark stp. C. Thomas b. A. Donohue .........................1 Extras .......................................28 Total .......................................174 Bowling: D. Foon 0/34, R. Birkett 3/22, M. Johnson 2/34, A. Donohue 2/29, C. Tait 1/13, D. Beesey 1/28. WONTHAGGI WORKMENS v KORUMBURRA 1st innings Wonthaggi Workmens D. Brann lbw. b. M. Olden .......21 M. Thomas lbw. b. K. Dorman ..1 R. Hassett c. D. Salmon b. U. Weerasinghe .................30 G. Britt c. J. Cook b. D. Scott .............................60 R. Thomas c. J. Richards b. D. Scott .............................46 G. Bolding b. D. Scott..............26 T. Hooper c. D. Wyhoon b. U. Weerasinghe ................. 11 L. McGuirk n.o. .........................4 J. Sheerin n.o. .............................4 Extras .......................................22 Total ....................................7/225 Bowling: K. Dorman 1/24, D. Wyhoon 0/15, M. Olden 1/26, U. Weerasinghe 2/60, D. Scott 3/73, K. Rigby 0/12. 1st innings Korumburra I. Osman stp. J. Liddle b. J. Sheerin ...........................30 K. Rigby c J. Sheerin b. L. McGuirk .........................7 U. Weersinghe c. J. Liddle b. L McGuirk...........................5 D. Salmon c. G. Bolding b. M. Thomas ........................23


Davies, Smith go close to tons TOWN batsmen Matt Davies and Matt Smith both nearly found their way to a hundred, but both were left stranded just short. In an epic team innings Davies made 95 and Smith 86 as Town piled on 331 runs against Poowong Loch. They were ably supported by youngster Matt Borschman, who notched up a well earned 69. Sam Jenkins picked up four wickets from 15 overs to bring some respect to the Poowong Loch bowling line up. Clint Wilson (4/16) and Scott Boyack (3/12) ripped through Fish Creek’s batting line-up in their clash at Cowes on Saturday.

Russell Cleeland set up the win with the bat as he scored 68. Michael Danckert was the best Fish Creek bowler with 2/21. MDU captain Steve Arnup helped himself to 63 runs against Kilcunda/ Bass on Saturday. The run a ball innings helped lift his sides score to 176, which was enough to win the match. Jake Brown was Bass’ best bowler, claiming 3/45 from his eight overs. FOSTER v GLEN ALVIE Foster 54 and 70 lt. Glen Alvie 5/153.


KILCUNDA/BASS 1st innings MDU B. Spokes lbw. b. J. Brown ......33 W. Prosser c. A. Larcombe b D. Pipicelli ..........................1 C. Hoober c. A. Larcombe b. D. Pipicelli ..........................9 M. Le Page c. A. Larcombe b. C. Davidson.........................8 J. Sinclair c. D. Pipicelli b. C. Davidson.........................0

S. Arnup n.o. ............................63 R. Olden b. J. Brown..................1 M. Cantwell c&b. J. Brown .....41 S. McRae n.o. .............................1 Extras .......................................19 Total ....................................7/176 Bowling: D. Pipicelli 2/18, J. Mahood 0/10, C. Davidson 2/47, J. Brown 3/45, N. Arney 0/23, J. Dakin 0/31. 1st innings Kilcunda/Bass P. Mohascy b. T. Harris ............24 A. Larcombe c. C. Harris b. S. McRae ...........................21 C. Davidson c. W. Prosser b. M. Cantwell.........................3 L. Petersen b. S. McRae .............2 J Dakin r.o. .................................5 S. Tapscott c. S. McRae b. C. Harris ..............................6 J. Brown c. J. Sinclair b. S. Arnup ............................10 D. Pipicelli c. M. Cantwell b. C. Harris ............................15 J. Mahood n.o...........................34 J. Tregear c. J. Sinclair b. M. Cantwell.......................29 N. Arney r.o. ...............................0 Extras .......................................15 Total .......................................164 Bowling: T. Harris 1/34, M. Cantwell 2/25, S. McRae 2/27, C. Harris 2/25, S. Arnup 1/40, C. Hoober 0/9.

M. Thomas 1/6, T. Hooper 0/7, J. Sheerin 2/23. 2nd innings Wonthaggi Workmnes D. Brann n.o. ............................33 M. Thomas c&b. K. Dorman ...14 T. Hooper c. I. Osman b J. Cook ................................24 J. Liddle n.o................................1 Extras .........................................8 Total ......................................2/80 Bowling: D. Wyhoon 0/10, K. Dorman 1/22, M. Olden 0/23, J. Cook 1/7, I. Osman 0/3, J. Oxlee 0/10.

POOWONG/LOCH v TOWN 1st innings Poowong/Loch Total .........................................91 1st innings Town R. Paine c. M. Wilson b. R. Greaves ...........................8 C. Bruce b. R. Greaves.............12 M. Davies stp. P. Dyer b. K. Nestor ...........................95 L. Bowman c. M. Lambe b. C. Knox ...............................8 M. Borschman stp. P. Dyer b. S. Jenkins ..........................69 M. Smith c. M. Holloway b. S. Jenkins ..........................86 A. Hickey c&b. S. Jenkins .........4 N. Johnston stp. P. Dyer b. S. Jenkins ..........................16 D. Jago c. P. Dyer b. K. Nestor .............................8 J. Burge n.o. ...............................5 J. Schelling r.o. ...........................6 Extras .......................................14 Total .......................................331 Bowling: R. Greaves 2/80, J. Poynton 0/38, C. Knox 1/30, K. Nestor 2/83, S. Jenkins 4/69, P. Duffus 0/21.

FISH CREEK/TARWIN v PHILLIP ISLAND 1st innings Fish Creek/Tarwin G. Watkins r.o...........................26 J. Law r.o. ...................................4

J. Shaw b. S. Boyack..................4 N. Wilkins c. L. Keating b. S. Boyack ..........................22 J. Danckert r.o. ...........................0 S. Emmanuel c. A. Matthews b. S. Boyack ............................4 M .Watkins lbw. b. C. Wilson ....5 G. Webster n.o. .........................24 M. Danckert lbw. b. C. Wilson............................5 D. Britton b. C. Wilson ..............6 J. Flanders b. C. Wilson .............0 Extras .......................................14 Total ....................................... 114 Bowling: A. Matthews 0/10, S. Kirton 0/27, J. Emery 0/22, S. Boyack 3/12, R. Cleeland 0/20, C. Wilson 4/16. 1st innings Phillip Island L. Keating c&b. M. Danckert ....2 R. Cleeland b. S. Emmanuel ....68 A. Manteit c. G. Watkins b. N. Wilkins .........................24 T. Hornsby c. M. Watkins b. N Wilkins ..........................33 C. Wilson b. D. Britton ............10 D. Womersley n.o.....................23 S. Boyack n.o. ............................0 Extras .......................................23 Total ....................................5/183 Bowling: M. Danckert 2/21, J. Danckert 0/29, N. Wilkins 1/16, J. Flanders 0/22, S. Emmanuel 1/41, J. Law 0/15, D. Britton 1/35.

Home team Grade A1 Won Miners Inverloch Terry Rogers Nerrena K/L’gatha RSL Grade A2 Glen Alvie

Away Team

Ground Umpire

v Imperials WFG v Won Workmens

Graham Laird I / T

v OMK v Korumburra

Ner Koon

Alan Jordan Clive Salmon

v Phillip Island


B/Thomas Michael Heen-

an Poowong/Loch v Kilcunda/Bass Loch Foster v Fish Crk/.Tarwin John Lea Town v MDU L/T Grade B1 Imperials v Won Miners EC Won Workmens v Inverloch MR Lanyon OMK v Nerrena OMK mins Glen Alvie v Phillip Island GA Grade B2 Korumburra v K/L’gatha RSL Kor Kilcunda/Bass v Poowong/Loch FCT Fish Crk/Tarwin v OMK FCT MDU v Town Dum Grade C1 Inverloch v Phillip Island Inv Korumburra v Won Workmens White Sat & Sun 19 and 20 Nerrena v Foster LV Sun 20 & 27 Won Miners v Town WFG Grade C2 Glen Alvie v OMK Dal Poowong/Loch v Won Workmens MDU v Town Meen Imperials v K/L’gatha RSL MM Phillip Island v Kilcunda/Bass NEW

Alan Roberts F G C Ken Lester Dave Harris S t e p h e n Paddy


Dallas Wyatt Hank Boltong Ian Thomas Ian Richards Geoff Wyatt Marian Wishart KSC Les TBA Alan Roberts Herb Roberts PW

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Christian Eva destroys Miners

NERRENA bowler Christian Eva has ripped through the Miners attack in their clash at the weekend.

Eva took 6/33 from his eight allotted overs to restrict Wonthaggi’s total to all out for 124 after 29 overs. Dave Trotman came to the party when it was the Red Caps turn to bat, knocking up 93 – his second score in the 90s this season. This time he was not out as the Nerrena innings came to a close. The Imperials have suffered a large defeat at the hands of OMK, going down by 134 runs. James Patterson (4/18) and Russ White (3/14) were the best with the ball for the Diggers. Patterson also produced with the bat, knocking up 47 not out to complete a good all round day. Shane McLennan was the best Imperials bowler, finishing

with 2/14. Inverloch won their match with Phillip Island, with a good team effort completing the win. Three batsmen scored over 30 and four players shared in the wickets as Phillip Island struggled to get going. Peter Colla scored a half century for Phillip Island but none of his team mates could replicate his efforts. Wonthaggi Workmens chased an outright against Glen Alvie but were left struggling for second innings wickets after finding them so easily in the first. After making 314 the week before, the Workers bowled Glen Alvie out for a paltry 44 before sending them back in. But a fighting innings from Russell Matthews (71*) put an outright victory well beyond Wonthaggi’s reach. OMK v IMPERIALS 1st innings OMK R. White c. ................................4 P. Harper b. ................................5 D. Creed c. A. Pellin

b. G. Forrester .........................8 K. Kerr c&b. R. Higgins ..........59 D. McMeekin c. M. O’Loughlin b. G Forrester ..........................0 W. Dowell lbw. b. B. Davidson.........................7 N. Creed c. A. Meyer b. M. Adkins..........................34 J. Peterson n.o. .........................47 M. Walker c. R. Higgins b. J. Forrester...........................0 J. Havetta n.o............................13 Extras .......................................12 Total ....................................8/189 Bowling: S. McLennan 2/14, G. Forrester 2/21, R. McGavin 0/13, M. Adkins 1/51, M. O’Loughlin 0/25, B. Davidson 1/9, R. Higgins 1/20, J. Forrester 1/30. 1st innings Imperials G. Forrester c. D. Creed b. J. Havetta.............................0 A. Pellin c. N. Creed b. J. Paterson .........................10 J. Forrester c. P. Harper b. R. White ............................ 11 M. Adkins c. P. Harper b. R. White ..............................0 A. Meyer b. J. Cochrane ............5 N. Slater c. J. Haveta b. J. Paterson ...........................3 R. McGavin c. W. Dowell b. R. White ..............................0 S. McLennan c. D. Creed

b. J. Paterson ......................... 11 B. Davidson n.o..........................4 R. Higgins c. M. Walker b. J. Paterson ...........................3 M. O’Loughlin c. K. Kerr b. W. Dowell ...........................0 Extras .........................................8 Total .........................................55 Bowling: J. Havetta 1/4, R. White 3/14, J. Paterson 4/18, J. Cochrane 1/15, W. Dowell 1/0. PHILLIP ISLAND v INVERLOCH 1st innings Phillip Island P. Colla c. C. Bulter b. W. Williams .......................54 J. Broomhall b. J. Courtenay....16 G. Excell n.o. ...........................23 M. Francis c&b. J. Jackson ........6 A. Finlayson stp. b. W. Holmes .........................17 M. Manteit b. W. Holmes ...........0 Extras .......................................18 Total ....................................5/134 Bowling: J. Jackson 1/26, T. Dennerley 0/19, W. Williams 1/25, W. Holmes 2/18, J. Courtenay 1/15, N. Goodall 0/26. 1st innings Inverloch I. Fowler lbw. b. S. Niven ..........9 L. Sharrock c. J. Johnston b. S. Niven.............................32 B. Phillips ret. hurt ...................36 N. Goodall c. A. O’Brien b. S. Niven...............................1

T. Dennerley r.o........................12 W. Holmes c. D. Johnston b J. Johnston ..........................30 W. Williams b. G. Excell............4 C. Bulter c. P. Colla b. J. Johnston ...........................8 J. Courtenay n.o. ......................13 J. Jackson c. A. O’Brien b. J. Johnston ...........................3 Extras .......................................12 Total ....................................8/159 Bowling: J. Bruhn 0/21, S. Niven 2/22, D. Johnston 1/23, M. Francis 0/15, A. O’Brien 0/19, J. Johnston 3/35, G. Excell 1/20. WONTHAGGI WORKMENS v GLEN ALVIE 1st innings Wonthaggi Workmens Total .......................................314 1st innings Glen Alvie M. Wright r.o. .............................1 R. Matthews r.o. .........................6 A. Hamilton lbw. b. M. McCall ...........................3 L. Gennicarro c. S. Huitema b. A. McLean...........................4 B. Ould c. A. Sartori..................... b. L. Sawyer ..........................16 J. Wheeler c. S. Huitema b. L. Sawyer ............................0 R. Ould c. D. Turton b. C. Harvey ............................2 S. Nippers c. L. Sawyer b. C. Harvey ............................1

J. Huitson c. S. Brann b. L. Sawyer ............................4 D. Williams lbw. b. L. Sawyer ............................0 A. McBride n.o. .........................1 Extras .........................................6 Total .........................................44 Bowling: M. McCall 1/13, A. Sartori 0/4, A. McLean 1/10, L. Sawyer 4/14, C. Harvey 2/0. 2nd innings Glen Alvie M. Wright c. D. Dutchman b. A. Sartori .............................0 R. Matthews n.o. ......................71 A. Hamilton lbw. b. A. Sartori ...0 L. Gennicarro n.o. ....................25 Extras .......................................12 Total ....................................2/108 Bowling: C. Harvey 0/3, M. McCall 0/6, A. McLean 0/22, A. Sartori 2/17, L. Sawyer 0/20, D. Dutchman 0/14, D. Turton 0/7, B. Vague 0/9. WONTHAGGI MINERS v NERRENA 1st innings Wonthaggi Miners G. Kent c. Z. Trease b. C. Eva................................39 K. Smith c. J. Renden b. M. Giliam ............................5 S. Webster c. M. Giliam b. B. Croatto ..........................25 L. Earl c. B. Castles b. C. Eva..................................0 J. Armstrong c. L. Jongebloed

b. C. Eva..................................4 P. Cornelis c. D. Trotman b. C. Eva................................12 R. Todd c. M. Giliam b. C. Eva..................................3 M. Owen c. J. Renden b. B. Croatto .........................25 S. Williams r.o. ...........................3 B. Foon lbw. b. C. Eva ...............1 P. Owen n.o. ...............................1 Extras .......................................10 Total .......................................124 Bowling: M. Giliam 1/25, Z. Trease 0/26, C. Eva 6/33, B. Croatto 2/32. 1st innings Nerrena A. Harrison c. G. Kent b. P. Owen ..............................24 L. Jongebloed c. P. Cornelis b. M .Owen .............................5 M. Giliam b. J. Armstrong .........0 D. Trotman n.o. ........................93 B. Standfield lbw. b. P. Owen.....2 J. Renden c. L. Earl b. B. Foon..............................13 W. Telfer n.o. ............................26 Extras .........................................9 Total ....................................5/172 Bowling: M. Owen 1/21, B. Foon 1/23, P. Owen 2/25, J. Armstrong 1/40, R. Todd 0/26, K. Smith 0/14, S. Williams 0/18.


Charles Eamon bowls Koony to win YOUNG Koonwarra spinner Eamon Charles took 5/13 from his seven overs to lead his side to victory on Saturday.

OMK were going along steadily at 2/51 before Charles was brought on, and then lost their last eight wickets for 44 runs. Koonwarra have leapt from the bottom of the ladder and now sit in fifth place, just one spot from the finals. OMK now has some ground to make up if they are to land on top of the ladder this season, as first placed Town pushed clear with a comfortable win at the weekend. Town was just three down as they passed Poowong-Loch’s 106 set the week earlier. With just eight men Poowong were always going to struggle to rein in their opposition. The two Moores – father Brett and son Nick both scored 30s, as did veteran Michael Warren. Town declared in an attempt at an outright, but some good batting saw that dream quashed.

Korumburra has won a low scoring clash with Fish Creek on Saturday. Only two batsmen scored more than 20 runs as Fishy made their way to 118. But the Cobras were too good in reply, with a few handy knocks taking them to 7/124 from their allotted overs. Some decent scores from MDU’s top order ensured a win against cellar dweller Kilcunda/Bass at the weekend. Dean Jones (33), Tyrone Zukovskis (49) and Cam LePage (35*) all batted well. Steve Riley led the way with the ball, picking up three wickets for 26 runs from his eight overs. OMK v KOONWARRA RSL 1st innings OMK G. Lomagno b. ....................... 1 P. Miller b. ............................. 9 S. McNamara lbw. ................ 33 C. Maguire b. ......................... 0 G. Adams c. ........................... 6 A. Sheedy r.o. ......................... 2 B. Maguire c. ......................... 0 M. Hems c. ............................. 0 G. Knox c. .............................. 8 T. Knox n.o. ............................ 7 A. Harrison b. ........................ 1 Extras .................................... 28 Total ..................................... 95 Bowling: B. Davison 1/10, S. Turner 1/23, J. Kennedy 2/25, D. Kruse 0/25, E. Charles 5/13.

1st innings Koonwarra RSL B. Davison b. B. Maguire ........ 7 L. Enter lbw. b. B. Maguire ..... 3 D. Pearce c. A. Harrison b. B. Maguire ....................... 3 N. Grimes b. M. Hems ............ 9 J. Tomada c. G. Lomagno b. G. Adams ....................... 12 J. Kennedy c. S. McNamara b. M. Hems .......................... 9 M. Hardy b. A. Harrison ....... 11 E. Charles c. A. Sheedy b. G. Lomagno ................... 10 B. van Rooy b. A. Harrison ... 15 D. Kruse n.o. ......................... 11 S. Turner n.o. .......................... 1 Extras .................................... 22 Total ................................ 9/114 Bowling: G. Adams 1/19, M. Hems 2/25, B. Maguire 3/16, G. Lomagno 1/18, A. Harrison 2/16, A. Sheedy 0/14. KILCUNDA/BASS v MDU 1st innings Kilcunda/Bass T. Aplin c. N. Hill b. M. Olden .......................... 4 D. Clay c&b. M. Olden ........... 5 R. Gardiner ret. n.o. .............. 20 A. Blackney c&b. M. Martin ... 9 D. Masinovic b. S. Riley ....... 15 J. Aplin b. S. Riley .................. 0 D. Petrie c&b. S. Browne ...... 15 R. Duff c&b. S. Riley .............. 4 B. Egeberg n.o. ....................... 3 B. Jones n.o............................. 1 Extras .................................... 18 Total .................................. 7/94 Bowling: L. Mercer 0/10, M. Olden 2/17, T. Zukovskis 0/10, M. Martin 1/13, S. Riley 3/26, S. Browne 1/5, C. Le Page 0/3. 1st innings MDU D. Jones b. ........................... 33 T. Zukovskis b. .................... 49 C Le Page n.o. ....................... 35 S. Browne c. ......................... 11 G. Peters c. ............................. 9

S. Riley n.o. ............................ 1 Extras .................................... 24 Total ................................ 4/162 Bowling: A. Blackney 0/17, R. Duff 0/17, D. Masinovic 2/23, J. Aplin 0/13, T. Aplin 0/27, B. Egeberg 1/19, D. Clay 1/11, B. Jones 0/13. POOWONG/LOCH v TOWN Poowong/Loch 1st innings Total ................................... 106 Town 1st innings M. Wilson c. Z. Lamb b. J. Reid .............................. 2 L. Hanks c. R. Knox b. D. Brain ........................... 8 W. Turner c. N. Hancock b. M Hancock..................... 21 B. Moore c. R. Attenborough b. D. Thomas...................... 38 I McCallum c. M. Hancock b. D. Thomas...................... 66 N. Moore b. N. Hancock ....... 35 M. Borschman c. R. Attenborough b. R. Knox . 4 M. Warren n.o. ...................... 37 B. Berry b. N. Hancock ........... 8 L. O’Brien n.o. ........................ 1 Extras .................................... 32 Total ................................ 8/252 Bowling: J. Reid 1/8, Z. Lamb 0/15, D. Brain 1/2, N. Hancock 2/57, M. Hancock 1/70, R. Knox 1/52, D. Thomas 2/36. Poowong/Loch 2nd innings N. Hancock n.o. .................... 28 M. Hancock c. M. Warren b. N. Moore ........................ 24 D. Brain n.o. ........................... 5 Extras .................................... 13 Total .................................. 1/70 Bowling: W. Turner 0/8, B. Berry 0/12, S. McCallum 0/6, B. Moore 0/9, M. Borschman 0/13, N. Moore 1/11, L. O’Brien 0/6, M. Wilson 0/3.

Junior cricket teams LDCA Juniors Under 13 team v Warragul at East Campus Leongatha on Sunday February 20 with a 9.30am start. Be at ground at 8.50am. Whites required. Coach Geoff Forrester Team Manager Stewart Jenkins, Ben Ellen Fish Creek Tarwin, Michael Olden Meeniyan Dumbalk, Kevin McGavin Imperials, Thomas Jenkin Korumburra, Liam Miller Korumburra, Louey Riseley Outtrim Moyarra Kongwak, Toby Redpath Fish Creek Tarwin, Holly Forsyth Wonthaggi Miners, Jarryd Hoy Nerrena, Jason Riley Meeniyan Dumbalk, Shaun Hayes Inverloch, Tom McFarlane Imperials, Tim Sauvarin Imperials, Troy Wilson Fish Creek Tarwin.

LDCA Under 12s v Warragul West Campus 1 Leongatha 9.30am start. Be at ground 9am on Sunday Feb 20. Whites required Coach: Steve Brann Team Manager Robbie Geyer, Bailey Patterson Korumburra, Damon Ginnane Imperials, Koby Brann Wonthaggi Workmens, Andrew Arney Kilcunda Bass, Jye Celebrine Korumburra, Mungo Moje O’Brien Kilcunda Bass, Darcy Brosnan Wonthaggi Miners, Alex Geyer Wonthaggi Workmens, Caleb Serong Inverloch, Nick Wylie Outtrim Moyarra Kongwak, Adam Honeysett Wonthaggi Miners, Liam Buckland Fish Creek Tarwin, Billy Rogers Fish Creek Tarwin, James Kelly Nerrena.

KORUMBURRA v FISH CREEK/TARWIN Fish Creek/Tarwin 1st innings W. Cocksedge c. L. Roberts b. T. Allen .......................... 36 T. Stybosh c&b. A. Meade ...... 1 J .Buckland r.o. ..................... 12 M. Bright b. J. Turnbull .......... 0 J. Pouw c. T. Allen b. P. Dunlevie ...................... 8 C. Fisher b. P. Dunlevie .......... 2 S. Buckland r.o. ....................... 0 T. Smith c. K. Miller b. H. James .......................... 7 C. Cardilini b. M. Patching ..... 8 P. Cardilini b. M. Patching ... 22 H. Buckland n.o. ..................... 2 Extras .................................... 20 Total ................................... 118 Bowling: M. Patching 2/20, A. Meade 1/19, J. Turnbull 1/24, H. James 1/19, P. Dunlevie 2/21, T. Allen 1/8. Korumburra 1st innings L. Roberts lbw. b. J. Pouw .... 13 H. Wyhoon b. T. Stybosh......... 6 C. Smith c. C. Fisher b. J. Buckland ...................... 9 J. Turnbull c. P. Cardilini b. C. Fisher ........................ 20 T. Allen b. C. Fisher .............. 19 K. Miller c&b. J. Buckland ..... 0 H. James n.o.......................... 19 M. Patching b. J. Pouw ......... 18 A. Meade n.o........................... 5 Extras .................................... 15 Total ................................ 7/124 Bowling: H. Buckland 0/25, J. Pouw 2/24, J. Buckland 1/20, T. Stybosh 1/21, C. Fisher 2/15, S. Buckland 1/19.

Under 18 GCL final team THE U18 LDCA team will play in the final of the Gippsland Cricket League this Sunday February 20. The U18 team have had a very successful season finishing top of the ladder. The selected team to play Warragul in the final, at Eastern Park in Warragul, is as follows. Mitchell Clark (C), James Sheerin (VC), Tom Davison, Tom Gordon, Tim Harris, Sam Huitema, Alex Mantiet, Kallon Rigby, Joel Sinclair, Lachlan Sperling, Mitchell Thomas, Thomas Wyatt. Emergencies: Joel Liddle, Ilan Osman. A bus will leave the Leongatha Recreation Reserve at 8am and will pick up in Korumburra at 8.15am outside the Primary School. All players are to bring own gear and spikes, lunch will be provided.

C Grade Division 1 Town 5/149 d Foster 9/129 (S. Lanyon 63; J. McMillan 4/24). Korumburra 7/120 (N. Allen n.o. 30, A. Jones 2/24, J. Dennerley 2/18) lt. Inverloch 6/146 (J. Dennerley n.o. 27, J. Ogden 41, L. Williams 2/18, G. Barrett 2/38). Wonthaggi Workmens 119 (R. McGuirk n.o. 10; J. Blackwell 3/20, S. Cox 3/20, P. Francis 2/15) lt. Phillip Island 7/125 (P. Francis 53; J. Thomas 2/11, R. Geyer 3/3). Nerrena 6/181 (T. Trotman 49, T. Clark n.o. 45; P. Loos 2/33, T. Walker 2/25) d Wonthaggi Miners 7/115 (P. Loos n.o. 37; K. Clark 4/12).

C Grade Division 2 Glen Alvie 9/149 and 2nd innings 0/8 d Poowong/ Loch 95 (R. Humphrey 42; L. McRae 3/27, P. Palmer 2/20, M. Huitson 2/9). Koonwarra RSL 6/139 (D. Tuckett 3/21) lt. MDU 5/147 (J. Dean n.o. 42). Phillip Island 2/216 (A. Horvarth n.o. 93, G. Black 86) d Town 105 (E. Docherty 4/16, M. Haringsma 3/22, P. Cashman 2/20, D. Harriganb 2/10). Kilcunda/Bass 9/117 (I. Brown 53, N. Audino 2/38, C. O’Brien 3/18, D. Wylie 2/0) d OMK 8/67 (R. Shepherd 2/12, D. Aurisch 2/22, J. Dakin 3/11). Wonthaggi Workmens 9/164 (A. Yann 78, C. Rigby n.o. 28, C. Rigby n.o. 28) d Imperials 9/114 (M. Sharp 3/3, C. Rigby 3/30, D. Beaumont 3/17).

LDCA ladders

A Grade Division 1 Won Workmens ........ 172.68 Nerrena ..................... 157.94 Won Miners .............. 115.51 Inverloch ................... 105.82 OMK.......................... 104.95 Korumburra ................ 102.44 Imperials ...................... 77.28 K’warra/L/gatha ........... 49.59 A Grade Division 2 Town .......................... 164.27 Phillip Island............. 154.64 Glen Alvie.................. 122.07 MDU .......................... 117.82 Poowong/Loch .......... 116.36 Fish Creek/Tarwin ...... 104.10 Kilcunda/Bass .............. 63.46 Foster............................ 43.68 B Grade Division 1 Nerrena ..................... 143.77 Won Workmens ........ 134.38 Won Miners .............. 126.86 OMK.......................... 123.84 Inverloch ..................... 85.02 Imperials ...................... 80.51 Glen Alvie .................... 79.79 Phillip Island ................ 75.82 B Grade Division 2 Town .......................... 143.79 OMK.......................... 124.33 MDU .......................... 119.71 Korumburra ............. 118.18 Koonwarra RSL ......... 91.73 Poowong/Loch ............. 78.39 Fish Creek/Tarwin ........ 77.51

Kilcunda/Bass .............. 74.51 C Grade Division 1 Won Workmens ........ 144.22 Inverloch ................... 127.46 Nerrena ..................... 111.85 Korumburra ............... 97.87 Phillip Island............... 93.72 Won Miners .................. 91.23 Town ............................ 87.17 Foster............................ 65.72 C Grade Division 2 Kilcunda/Bass ........... 147.08 Won Workmens ........ 117.57 OMK.......................... 117.30 Poowong/Loch .......... 113.96 Phillip Island............. 111.76 Koonwarra RSL ........... 90.11 MDU ............................ 88.03 Imperials ...................... 78.09 Glen Alvie .................... 75.26 Town ............................ 54.29 Under 16 East Town/Nerrena ............. 65.98 Korumburra ............... 56.53 Fish Creek/Tarwin ..... 46.87 MDU ............................ 44.95 Koonwarra RSL ......... 39.81 Foster............................ 27.14 Imperials ...................... 18.77 Under 16 West OMK............................ 88.07 Phillip Island............... 85.70 Won Workmens .......... 62.25 Glen Alvie.................... 41.28 Won Miners ................ 39.86 Kilcunda/Bass .............. 35.13 Inverloch ...................... 24.66 Poowong/Loch ............. 15.87

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Country Week promotion for LDCA LEONGATHA and District Cricket Association will be vying for the provincial title next year after winning this year’s Division Two grand final against Warrnambool. It will be a big step up for the LDCA, but team manager Kristian Gray said that it is not beyond the side. “There’s no reason why we can’t go up there and do well,” he said. “It’s hard to say who’ll still be around next year, but there are enough quality players in this league to really challenge next year.” LDCA won the rain

shortened final by six wickets after their opponents won the toss and opted to bat. Warrnambool, who were too good for Leongatha on Wednesday, notched up a team total of 153 in their 43 overs at the crease. Gav Britt (3/17) and Tim Wightman (3/30) were the best bowlers. LDCA went out to bat requiring 154 for victory, and the innings got off to a shaky start when the best batsman for the week, Adam Miller, was removed for just one. But he was replaced by Wonthaggi’s Ryan Thomas, who along with Lachie Sperling steadied the ship.

Warrnambool challenged a few times, but LDCA stood up to the task, with all of the batsmen bar Miller getting a score above 20. It took just four wickets and 33 overs for the win, which capped off a week that team manager Kristian Gray described as “a genuine team effort”. “The highest score for the week was 62. A lot of guys put their hands up,” he said. The manager said that the plan to take a list of 18 players as opposed to the 13 or 14 taken by most squads had paid off. “Most teams take that many, but it was good to give everyone a go. We

rested a couple of bowlers on Wednesday which meant they were fit and ready for Friday,” Mr Gray said. Adam Miller provided the batting highlight of the week, scoring a measured 62 against Warragul on Monday. Gav Britt took 4/20 on Wednesday, the best bowling performance. LDNA v WARRNAMBOOL WDCA 1st innings Warrnambool WDCA K. Humphrys b.R. Thomas .......16 D. Drew c. M. Lafferty b. G. Britt ................................28 B. Eldridge c. L. Sperling b. B. Wyatt ................................ 6 N. Murphy lbw. b. G. Britt ........13 T. Batten c. A. Miller b. G. Britt .................................. 4 J. Parkinson c. T. Wightman b. U. Weerasinghe...................26

C. Williams c .D. Symmons T. Wightman ...........................25 B. Harkness b. T. Wightman ....... 3 A. Cheeseman n.o......................18 B. Sheen G. Bolding b. T. Wightman ......................... 4 B. Boyd stp. L. Sperling b. U. Weerasinghe..................... 1 Extras ........................................... 9 Total.........................................144 Bowling: R. Thomas 1/28, R. Thomas 0/21, B. Wyatt 1/5, G. Britt 3/17, T. Wightman 3/30, G. Bolding 0/17, U. Weerasinghe 2/27. 1st innings LDCA A. Miller c. D. Drew b B. Boyd .................................. 1 L. Sperling c. J. Parkinson b. B. Sheen ..............................37 R. Thomas lbw. D. Drew ...........27 G. Britt r.o. ................................20 D. Symmons n.o. .......................38 U. Weerasinghe n.o....................25 Extras .........................................10 Total.........................................148 Bowling: B. Boyd 1/35, J. Mungean 0/14, D. Drew 1/31, B. Eldridge 0/30, B. Sheen 1/22, N. Murphy 0/18.

Heroes: LDCA captain Jason Wilson congratulates best player in the final, Gavin Britt.

Stingrays are T20 champs

INVERLOCH proved themselves the best local team in cricket’s shortest format, winning the Twenty20 final by three wickets.

The title was not without its challenges, as they only passed the score with three balls to spare. Will Rankin was named Man of the Match after his slashing 70 not out that included two 4s and six 6s. His innings was the cornerstone of the team’s batting, given that the next highest score was 21. Nerrena batted first and notched 163, which could have been plenty more if not for the steady flow of wickets. Craig Friebe (42) provided some fireworks; he was the first man out when the score was on 49. Mitch Clark top scored for the Red Caps, smashing 50 runs, including two 4s and three 6s, to give his side a chance. But in the end it was not enough as the Stingrays took the shield. Under 16s KORUMBURRA won the under 16 Twenty20 grand final, passing Koonwarra/Leongatha RSL after only losing three wickets. Koony batted first to make 92, well restricted by the bowling of Man of the Match Nathan Allen (4/15). With the bat it was Darcy James (31*) and Jase Meade (22*) who led the way.

Inverloch: all smiles after claiming the Twenty20 final.

Korumburra: won the Under 16 Twenty20 easily over Koony.

No rivalry here: siblings Sam and Lachie Sperling shared in cricketing success at the weekend, winning the Under 21 Country Cricket Championship.

Sperlings share success

BROTHERS Lachie and Sam Sperling have combined to be part of Gippsland Pride’s under 21 Country Cricket Championship win on Sunday.

The team travelled to Ballarat to contest the match against Central Highlands who were aiming at their fourth title in a row. Gippsland passed the total with 6 overs to spare. Sam bowled well, taking 1/31, and grabbed two run outs in the field to help his team to victory. Lachie was unfortunate, out for four runs, but his success so far during the summer has been unrivalled. The 17-year-old was part of Gippsland’s Under 18 side that recently won the state title, as well as Leongatha’s Country Week winning side.

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The Great Southern Star  

February 15 edition of South Gippsland's weekly newspaper.

The Great Southern Star  

February 15 edition of South Gippsland's weekly newspaper.