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his replacement. “I want to have a Member for Bass following me AARON Brown, the who is prepared to put in son of former local the effort to look after the MP Alan Brown, is people of Bass,â€? he said. “That means that the the first candidate to Liberal Party has the widnominate for Liberal est choice of candidates, pre-selection for the and not just someone that seat of Bass at this has not had enough expeyear’s state election. rience in life or in serving This follows current their community. speaker Ken Smith’s an“Therefore I ask anyone nouncement that he will who has what they think not be contesting the is the right experience to seat at the election. • candidate Aaron • Bass MLA nominate and nominations Mr Brown junior, 27, Brown. Ken Smith. are now open.â€? is a beef and sheep farmer Party members are from Wattle Bank. Mr Brown junior told The Star tipping up to eight high His father was the member for yesterday: “I can confirm that as of quality candidates to nominate. the former seat of Western Port and today (Monday), I am nominating then Gippsland West, serving from for the Liberal Party preselection for No-one is yet to nominate from the northern end of the elector1979-1996. the seat of Bass.â€? ate. Whoever wins preselection is Mr Brown senior was opposition Mr Brown junior said party preleader from 1989-1991, and Public selection protocol prevented him likely to be an MP, with the Liberal Party holding Bass with a solid Transport Minister from 1992-1996. from commenting further. margin of 12.6 per cent. He was also Agent General for VicMr Smith did not say whether or Continued on page 4. toria in London from 1997-2000. not he supported Mr Brown junior as

By Brad Lester

Cuddly fun Lucky Amelia Tiziani from Wonthaggi came away with an armful of soft toys after succeeding in sideshow alley at the Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show at Wonthaggi on Saturday. More photos and a show report on pages 8 and 9.



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Vintage motorists drive a bargain By Tayla Kershaw

meet on Sunday.

CAR enthusiasts were revved up for the South Gippsland Historical Auto Club’s 31st swap

This year drew a bigger crowd after last year’s 30th anniversary event. Cars, car parts, household items, antiques and collectables were all ready to go from the var-

ied stalls at the Korumburra Showgrounds. Everyone was welcome to come along and sell their share with no fuss over prior bookings.

“Everyone is having a good time. This event has come to be known as a friendly environment,” South Gippsland Historical Auto Club’s Max Wise

said. The swap day is highly popular for the locals, and a number of people also travelled from all over Victoria and New South

Wales to participate. Local clubs including Korumburra and Leongatha Lions clubs, Boolarra Community Group and The Coffee Machine

are great supporters of the swap meet. Mr Wise said the day ran excellently and “the club is 100 per cent satisfied with the day’s work.”

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Varied items: there was plenty to see at the stall run by Matt Wilson, Matt Johnson, Sam Johnson and Steve Wilson.

Family event: Luke and Judith Cusolito ventured to the Korumburra Showgrounds on Sunday for the annual swap meet.

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Classic cars: Dave Dewar from Korrine had his 1929 Chrysler on show.

Exploring: Meeniyan’s Elizabeth and Mary McInnes had plenty to find at Sunday’s swap meet.

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Rollovers drive action By Tayla Kershaw A THIRD truck in a fortnight rolled on the region’s roads yesterday afternoon (Monday). The truck was heading west on the South Gippsland Highway at Foster North, carrying a load of saw dust, when the incident occurred near Grassy Spur. The driver was treated for minor injuries by ambulance on site. Police are currently investigating the cause of accident, looking into driver inattention and possible fatigue. Police do not believe speed was an issue. Another truck driver was trapped for two hours after a cement truck rolled on the Koonwarra-Inverloch Road at Koonwarra last Tuesday (January 7). The driver, a 50 year old

Leongatha man, was cut out of the truck after it tipped on its side when he turned left onto the Koonwarra-Pound Creek Road. The incident occurred at 9am. A crane was needed to extract the driver from the truck. The rescue was a combined effort from the police, CFA, SES, paramedics and local contractors. Concrete had come out of the truck but caused little damage to the surrounding area. The driver suffered minor injuries and was conveyed to Leongatha Hospital for assessment. South Gippsland Shire Council is working to improve truck safety on the country roads. The number of truck accidents in South Gippsland peaked three years ago. Council began a round table forum for heavy vehicle drivers to address the issue. Drivers meet every two months to discuss the dan-

gers they face. Recently there have been accusations about hanging branches causing accidents. Council are working to respond to these complaints. A huge problem is car drivers not seeing trucks. One in four major incidents, including a double fatality, was caused by cars cutting off trucks last year. Between January 16 and March 31, 2013, there were 17 incidents involving trucks. Fifteen of these involved other users during daylight hours. To combat the problem, council is initiating the “light up my truck” campaign. To end the disturbing trend, Gippsland truck drivers are being asked to turn their lights on during the day for a 10 week period to raise awareness. The campaign is likely to begin on January 15. Road users are asked to do their share by keeping

Trapped: a truck driver was rescued after a cement truck rolled on Tuesday morning (January 7) at Koonwarra. an eye out for trucks, giving them extra time and space and be aware of blind spots. A cattle truck rolled at Tarwin Lower the week before.

Varli appeal launched By Laura Gibb AN APPEAL has been launched to aid a former South Gippslander who was one of the most seriously injured of three police officers hurt in an explosion in Melbourne on Saturday, January 4. Constable Varli Blake suffered substantial burns and remains in the Alfred Hospital in a serious but stable condition, as of yesterday (Monday), after previously undergoing surgery. The other injured police officers, Sergeant Tony Scully and First Constable Emma Quick, have also undergone surgery. Their colleagues have started a fund - the Tony, Emma, and Varli Recovery Fund - to aid their recovery and public donations are welcome. Wonthaggi Police are still reeling from the serious injuries Constable Blake suffered. She was stationed at Wonthaggi as a part of her training period until December 2013. “Our thoughts go out to families of all three police members who were injured and wish them all a speedy recovery,” Senior Sergeant

Adventurous spirit: Constable Varli Blake recently took part in events such as the Color Run and the Tough Mudder, shown here. Steve Gibson said. The explosion occurred in a flat in Middle Park after gas from a leaking bottle ignited. The police officers, along with firefighters, were at the flat responding to a call about an alleged suicide attempt by a man in his 40s. Constable Blake played netball with Meeniyan Dumbalk United Netball Club until just a few years ago. “Varli comes from a much respected MDU family,” club president Tanya Thorson said. “We’re all shocked.


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“Everyone’s really concerned for her and the family and we wish her all the best with her recovery.” Ms Thorson described Constable Blake as “great fun” and “much admired”. In recent times, Constable Blake’s adventurous spirit has seen her take part in gruelling outdoor events such as the Tough Mudder and the Color Run, known as “the happiest five kilometres on the planet”. Constable Blake, now 32, attended St Laurence O’Toole Catholic Primary School in Leongatha and

Leongatha Secondary College. She also undertook work experience at the Great Southern Star and in July 2013, graduated from the Victorian Police Academy. The families of the injured police officers issued a joint statement to the media through Victoria Police. “This has been a deeply distressing experience for all of us. “We are horrified that this has happened, and ... we are enormously grateful for the many expressions of support and sympathy.” Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Ken Lay has invited the public to donate to the injured police officers’ recovery fund. All money donated will go to the injured officers. You can donate to the fund online, or at any BankVic or Westpac branch by using the following account details – account name: The Tony, Emma, & Varli Recovery Fund; BSB: 704 230; account number: 100 484 824. Cheques can be made out to The Tony, Emma, & Varli Recovery Fund can be posted to BankVic, 121 Cardigan Street, Carlton Victoria 3053.

Drug drivers By Tayla Kershaw FIVE local motorists have been caught driving while on under the influence of drugs. Dandenong’s State Highway Patrol joined ranks with Leongatha Police to crack down on dangerous road users on Boxing Day. Police were pleased no driver tested positive during the 1000 breath tests conducted in Leongatha, but were dismayed to have five positive drug tests in just 15 tests. “It is important to remember that breath tests are random whereas drug tests are targeted,” Sergeant Dale McCahon from Leongatha Police said. “But we were quite horrified to have five positives in such a low number of tests. It seems that the drink driving messages are sinking in but drug driving is not.” Sergeant Kim Pluim from the State Highway Patrol said police target people based on appearance and the knowledge of local police. “We had a good idea of who to test so we hit our average strike rate. However, we are concerned that the drug rate is increasing,” Sgt Pluim said.

Police conducted a road block on the Bass Highway in Leongatha. Preliminary tests were given to indicate the presence of drugs, and a fluid test was given on site. These tests are not confirmed as positive until they have been properly analysed. The penalty for driving under drug influence is a court date, loss of licence and potential jail time. The five locals are looking at licence disqualification if evidential tests come back positive. Drugs affect reaction time and awareness of space. Road users must be aware that although they cannot feel the lingering effects of drugs, these remain in their system and they must stay off the road. Wonthaggi Police are currently in the process of increasing drug testing capabilities. “It’s a matter of training and equipment but we hope to increase detection in the future,” Sergeant Jason Hullick from the Bass Coast Highway Patrol said.

Police commended road users for staying within the legal alcohol limit on New Year’s Eve. To maintain this behaviour, police will be conducting more breath tests and have a bigger road presence. “We like to think people are a lot more aware of drink driving. Now people need to understand that they can’t drive under the influence of drugs either,” Sergeant Hullick said. “If you are involved in an accident, a blood test will show you are under the influence and you can expect to be prosecuted.”








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Flying high Leongatha company wins $500,000 Chinese contract A LEONGATHA company signed a contract worth more than $500,000 with a Chinese firm to train pilots on Saturday. Woorayl Air Services, based at Leongatha Aerodrome, sealed the venture with Chinese company BeiDaHuang General Aviation Company (BDH) of Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province in north east China. BDH operate in an area of China where farms are enormous, requiring major aerial agricultural support, particularly for fertiliser spraying, as well as firebombing activities during summer. Having recently bought state of the art turbine powered crop spraying aircraft, BDH has contracted with Woorayl Air Services to provide pilots for fire bombing and spraying during the coming northern summer, from April through to October, while Chinese pilots are trained on the aircraft. Woorayl Air Services is one of the pre-eminent agricultural aviation training and service companies in Australia. Managing director Barry Foster and son Tim

Foster have been training pilots and providing aerial agricultural services in China periodically since 1982. This new contract requires Woorayl Air Services to manage the deployment of 20 Australian pilots of both fixed wing and helicopter aircraft, and will be managed from Leongatha Aerodrome. The contract was finally negotiated and signed at Leongatha Aerodrome. Four representatives from each of BDH and Woorayl Air Services celebrated the signing at a lunch at the Rainbow Palace Chinese Restaurant in Korumburra. South Gippsland Shire Councillor Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks, who is an aviation consultant, drafted the contract, and council staff member Victor Ng provided assistance with the Chinese translation of the contract. “This new contract demonstrates that agriculture companies in South Gippsland, including specialist activities like crop spraying and fire bombing, are developing significant relationships with Australia’s largest trading partner,” Cr HutchinsonBrooks said.

Taking flight: aerial contractor from Woorayl Air Services Barry Foster and Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks in front of a plane that will be used to teach Chinese pilots to fly crop dusters.

Bass race is on Continued from page 1. Although seat boundary changes have most likely affected that, party member Don Jewell of the Koo Wee Rup – Tooradin branch said: “It will take a swing of more than nine per cent for the Liberal Party to lose the seat. It is unlikely for the Liberals to lose it.” Nominations close on Wednesday, January 22. Mr Brown has a Bachelor of Agriculture degree

and is president of the Wonthaggi branch of the Liberal Party. He and his father have helped build membership to 160 people, nearly double that of recent years. Bass includes Inverloch and Wonthaggi, and stretches north to Pakenham and West Gippsland, and includes Phillip Island. Mr Brown announced his intention to contest preselection yesterday (Monday), soon after Mr Smith revealed he would not recontest the seat at the November 29 poll. Bernie Gaynor, secretary of the Bunyip-Garfield branch of the Liberal Party, was unaware of any candidates from the Pakenham area at this stage, but expected at least seven or eight nominations. Candidates will be invited to contact party members in a bid to win their support. “It will be open to anyone who wants to have a crack. People will come out of the woodwork,” Mr

Gaynor said He paid tribute to Mr Smith, saying the MLA’s selection as speaker reflected the respect he had earned in parliament. “I have nothing but full admiration for the effort he has put in over many years,” Mr Gaynor said. Mr Smith said he made his decision to retire from parliament after more than 25 years of parliamentary representation, originally in the Legislative Council seat of South East Province and for the last 11 years as Bass MLA. Mr Smith’s last few months as speaker of the Legislative Assembly have been turbulent, coming under fire from the Labor Party for allegedly making biased decisions and dealing with challenges from independent Frankston MP Geoff Shaw, who holds the balance of power in parliament. Mr Smith would not be drawn on whether those pressures had contributed to his decision. But after a long political

career and having turned 69 on December 30, his next life chapter awaits. “It has been an honour and privilege to represent and serve firstly the people of South East Province and for the last 11 years as the member for Bass,” he said. “I wish to thank all the members of the community for their friendship and support throughout the years.” Mr Smith said he was proud to serve under the leadership of premiers Jeff Kennett, Ted Baillieu and Denis Napthine, but above all thanked his family. “I wish to thank my wife (Dawn) and sons (Adam, Matt and Nick) for their support and sacrifices that they had made over the years, as I would not have been able to do this job without their commitment,” he said. “Thank you to all my staff for their hard work and dedication representing me and looking after my constituents over the years. “To my colleagues and friends from the Lib-

eral Party, especially to the branch members within the electorate, thank you for all your support and commitment.” Premier Denis Napthine thanked Mr Smith “for his outstanding service”. He said Mr Smith has worked tirelessly for the betterment of the communities he serves. “Ken has focused on improving essential services in health and education, and has delivered significant upgrades to the South Gippsland Highway and the recent announcement of the Koo Wee Rup bypass,” Dr Napthine said. “During his time in the Victorian Parliament, Ken has also been a quiet but very effective advocate for improving services for disadvantaged young people in his community.” The Liberal candidate will be chosen by party members of at least two years residing in Bass, and state council members. Mr Gaynor expects a decision by mid March.

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Childcare win

By Jacob de Kunder

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council approved a contribution of up to $12,000 worth of funding support for the continuation of childcare services in Corner Inlet on Friday. The funding will be partnered with a similar amount from the Promontory District Finance Group (Toora and Foster Community Banks) so that UnitingCare Gippsland can continue their service at the Prom Coast Centre for Children (PCCC) until April 2014. The news, confirmed at a special council meeting, was welcomed by the parents who use the centre. “It’s is just excellent,” parent Wil Pruyn said. “The support council has shown through this whole time has been fantastic and we are very grateful for it. “It would be remiss of

me not to thank the Promontory District Finance Group for their support as well because that money is just as important.” The Mirboo North and District Community Foundation confirmed prior to Christmas that it would meet the required deficit to ensure continuation of the child care service at St Andrews Child Care through to the end of April 2014. YMCA Ballarat has been confirmed as the preferred provider for St Andrews Child Care Centre and in the absence of any interest from a licenced provider, a community committee of management is being established to manage the PCCC. Ms Pruyn said council had done a lot of behind the scenes work helping those concerned. “I have to say the outcome of today is due to the hard work of the council,” she said on Friday. “They have done all the hard work in getting the funding through so

that we can meet the deficit and now we are ready to look in to taking it on board.” Without this money, the PCCC would have been closed on February 28 and would not open until the committee was ready to operate. “The community would have lost,” Ms Pryun said. “There would been a break in the service, childcare would’ve stopped and families would have had to find other arrangements.” Ms Pruyn is one of the parents set to be on the committee of management and said there was a lot of work to be done. “It’s now all about getting the financial modelling. We can’t move forward unless we know that the centre is profitable and we can actually break even,” she said. “Until then we can’t move forward as a community and say yes, we’ll take it on. “The work now starts for us.”

All smiles: front, from left, Allison Drury from the Promontory District Finance Group and parents Will Pruyn, Michelle Bacon and Emmah White are happy with the support from the Promontory District Finance Group and South Gippsland Shire Council staff and councillors. They are, from left, CEO Tim Tamlin, Cr Jeannette Harding, Jan Martin, Cr Jim Fawcett, Cr Andrew McEwen, Sally Baker, Barbara Look, Cr Lorraine Brunt, Cr Mohya Davies, Liz Wright and Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks.

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PIPI harvesting appears to be impacting the sustainability of the pipi fishery at Venus Bay. The news came just days after the State Government launched an operation to target illegal pipi harvesting at Venus Bay. A scientific survey by Dr Greg Parry, director of Marine Ecological Solutions, found the most accessible beaches at Venus Bay were dominated by immature pipis, affecting the species’ ability to breed. One transient aggregation of mature pipis was found at a remote site. “These aggregations make accurate monitoring more difficult and also may make pipis more vulnerable to harvesters should they become predictable,” Dr Parry said. Since the last survey in 2011, the Friends of Venus Bay Peninsula believe there has been little recovery in the abundance of mature pipis. The friends group commissioned the independent study which found further studies on the dispersal, biomass and structure of the pipi population at Venus Bay are needed. The friends group stated the recreational harvest at Venus Bay was at least equivalent to commercial catches but not regularly monitored by Fisheries Victoria, leaving the pipi population extremely vulnerable to overfishing. On Boxing Day, a team of volunteers collected data and found that if all harvesters reached the bag limit, 3492 litres of pipi in shell would have been removed from the beach on a single day. In partnership with Marine Ecological Solutions, the Friends of Venus Bay Peninsula will apply for funding to continue the much needed regular monitoring and research. “In the meantime, we are asking Fisheries Victoria to adopt a more precautionary management approach that takes into consideration the broader ecological impacts of such intensive harvesting,” a group spokesperson stated. Cape Liptrap Coastal Park is a popular holiday destination and a last refuge for wildlife, including threatened and endangered species.

TEMPERATURES are set to reach nearly 40 degrees in the area as summer finally arrives - big time. Today (Tuesday), the mercury will reach 37 degrees in Leongatha and Wonthaggi, while the hot trend continues with 33 degrees on Wednesday, 35 on Thursday, and 34 on Friday. Fire restrictions come into effect in South Gippsland Shire on January 20 at 1am. The beach and the pools will be the place to be for thousands who wish to keep cool. For those who can’t escape to the water, try to stay indoors with an air conditioner and fan to keep you cool, and close windows and doors to shut out hot northerly winds. If outdoors for long periods, please remember to slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, slap on a hat, seek shade and slide on wraparound sunglasses.

Nippers are fun: young Lydia Giles, in her first year of nippers, gets a lift from Josie Andrighetto at Waratah Bay Surf Life Saving Club before hitting the water. The club’s nipper program continues this Wednesday and Friday and is an ideal way to exercise and keep cool in these hot temperatures.

“We don’t want to see Venus Bay’s beautiful beaches and diverse wildlife abandoned to exploitation,” the spokesperson said. The government operation, named Operation Helix, aims to ensure recreational fishers are observing daily catch limits for pipis. Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan said Fisheries Victoria officers would be out in force at Venus Bay, targeting illegal pipi harvesting. “Operation Helix is educating fishers at Venus Bay about daily catch limits for pipis as well as detecting any overharvesting,” Mr Ryan said. “Fisheries regulations limit the daily catch limit for pipis in Venus Bay and the rest of the Cape Liptrap Coastal Park area to two litres, or 0.5 litres of shucked pipis per person.” Mr Ryan said the law existed to protect pipi stocks and was just one of the strategies used to make sure the fishery is there for our children and grandchildren. “Fisheries Victoria has run compliance operations on pipi harvesting at Venus Bay each year for the past five years,” Mr Ryan said. “These operations raise awareness and help people better understand the fishery and the regulations that apply to pipi harvesting.” Mr Ryan said as part of the focus on the pipi fishery at Venus Bay, the State Government had also undertaken indepth and peer-reviewed research in 2011-12 that found pipi harvesting in the area remained at sustainable levels. “Our Fisheries scientists are confident Venus Bay pipis are being managed sustainably, and the Coalition Government is committed to making sure this important recreational fishery is here for future generations,” Mr Ryan said. “Fisheries Victoria will continue to closely monitor the fishery and run compliance operations that make sure all fishers observe the rules and take only their fair share. “I urge anyone who sees or suspects illegal fishing to contact the 24 hour Fisheries offence reporting line on 133474.”











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Paramedics dispute lingers By Laura Gibb PARAMEDICS are hoping for a resolution to their long running dispute with the Victorian Government over pay and conditions. The issue went before the Fair Work Commission last week.

Last November, the government offered paramedics a 12 per cent pay increase over three years. Gordon Bowman, Leongatha ambulance officer and president of the Ambulance Employees Association of Victoria, said the pay terms had “a whole lot of strings attached”. Ambulance employees rejected the offer. However, Health Minister David Davis is cur-

rently publicising the offer in full-page advertisements in newspapers such as The Star, as well as major daily publications. “We believe the fullpage ads have probably cost half a million dollars,” Mirboo North paramedic Don Gillies said. He believes the State Government intends the advertisements “to persuade public opinion against paramedics.”

Sign missing By Sarah Vella THE iconic black swan sign welcoming visitors to Koonwarra from Leongatha is missing and it is feared the sign has been stolen. The sign on the Meeniyan side of town remains in place. The signs were funded by sales of the book written by long term Koonwarra resident Fred Holt, called Koonwarra my home, 1878 – 2000. One concerned resident told The Star whoever has removed the sign has gone to a lot of trouble, because the bolts holding it in place were quite high. “A lot of effort went in to getting the signs erected in the first place. They bring a lot of positive comments,” the resident said. Sandra Hayward from Koonwarra Cottages said the sign had been missing for several months now. “I thought maybe someone had taken it down to redo it or something, but it has been

gone for a couple of months now and the one on the other side of town is still in place,” she said. “The bolts that were holding up the sign are still on the ground. It’s not a good thing to have it go missing.” Fred’s wife Merle Holt appealed to the thief to return the signs. “He spent years doing the book and he did it authentically as he possible could,” the now Leongatha resident said. “He gave all the profit back into those signs for Koonwarra and he got two of them and they were locally painted.” Fred is now 98 and has only been at Koorooman

House aged care hostel in Leongatha for six weeks. “I hope he never knows it is not there. I just appeal to someone that if they have got a better side to them, they return the sign to Koonwarra Store or somewhere, or put it back where it belongs,” Mrs Holt said. The signs cost $3000 each to create. In Aboriginal language, Koonwarra means “black swan”, hence a sign featuring on the sign. The missing sign has been reported to Leongatha Police. Anyone with information is urged to contact Leongatha Police station on 5662 2285.

The proffered pay rise would begin in the second half of 2014. “We’ve been negotiating this claim for close to 18 months and they’re saying you’ve got to wait another seven months for it,” Mr Bowman said. “The pay offer they’re portraying runs until 2017. We haven’t had a pay rise since 2011.” That means the 12 per cent pay rise stretches over six years rather than the advertised three years. “It’s only two per cent per year,” Mr Bowman said. “We’re not necessar-

ily asking for more but we’re asking them to pay it straight away.” The association is also pushing for improved working conditions it says would benefit paramedics, ambulance clerks and ambulance mechanics as well as the public, who are harmed by long waits for ambulances. One issue is meal breaks for paramedics. “Paramedics are finding it increasingly difficult to get a meal break,” Mr Bowman said. “They keep you working.” Paramedics work a 10 or

12 hour day shift and a 12 or 14 hour night shift, and usually keep working after their shift has finished. Problems around meal breaks can be reduced if Ambulance Victoria puts on extra resources, Mr Bowman says, such as more ambulance officers. Mr Bowman also says the offered conditions are also bad for families, offering reduced permanence and stability. “They can move you anywhere around the state,” he said. Under the terms of the offer, paramedics can be required to work out of anoth-

er station and are not compensated for the first hour of travel from their home. Paramedics and others are also concerned about the government’s plan to use community ambulance officers more. Community officers play a valuable role in health care, especially in rural areas. They receive 40 hours of first-aid training. Mr Bowman fears community officers will be required to work in situations that require a paramedic, who has three years’ university training and at least one year of work experience.

Raising awareness: Michelle Howard, Phil Nestor, Jessie Poland, Karen Poland, Ashley Poland, Stephen Hill, Wendy Parris and David Poland appeared at the opening of the Leongatha Hospital, representing paramedics’ concerns. Mr Hill and Ms Parris travelled to the event from Bairnsdale.


Flown the coop: the swan sign at the entrance to Koonwarra from the Leongatha side is missing and feared stolen.



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A NEWBOROUGH man was observed doing a burnout in Leongatha’s Bair Street by Korumburra Police and the Bass Coast Highway Patrol on Saturday. After taking off through the pedestrian crossing at 10pm, the car was seized. The 24 year old driver was given a breath test and blew three times over the legal limit. He was a learner driver and had recently had his learners’ permit disqualified. The car was under false registration. The offender will be attending court for several charges including hoon driving.

THREE vehicles were intercepted in Dalyston by detectives from Bass Coast Criminal Investigation Unit in relation to a criminal inquiry. During the intercept, two vehicles sped off. One vehicle was spotted by police near Caldermeade and when an attempt was made to intercept, the vehicle took off at a high speed. A police pursuit was initiated, but dangerous driving by the suspect vehicle caused the pursuit to be terminated by the Police Pursuit Controller due to the possibility of danger to the public. One person was arrested from the original intercept and enquiries are continuing by Bass Coast CIU.

Camping thieves A BLACK, red and silver bicycle valued at $400 was stolen from a Cape Paterson campground overnight on Sunday. An esky valued at $50 was also stolen from a neighbouring campsite. Campers are reminded to secure their belongings overnight.

Wilful damage THE duco of a parked car was scratched badly with a brick in Wonthaggi overnight on Saturday. The damage was valued at $400. Wonthaggi Police are investigating and are currently seeking witnesses. More reports page 48.

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Gasp for help Pool committee seeks public support By Jacob de Kunder FOSTER swimming pool’s committee is calling for the local community to get behind the pool this summer as it faces review of its viability by South Gippsland Shire Council. Foster is the only pool of six in the shire under review because of lower attendances. The pool did not reach the required number of visits of 8298 in the 2011-12 and 201213 seasons. That required number is calculated by council based on average attendances of the past five seasons. Pool section 86 committee president Lisa Barham-Lomax said the community needs to support the pool.

“We are holding special events and running surveys to ask the community what they think of the pool and it all really is to input into the review process that council is running,” she said. “(Utilisation is low) because we have had a couple of really crumby summers. We have also had some good ones but the crumby ones have really lowered our average.” The committee has already pleaded its case to council as to why the pool should stay open. “We have already reported to council in October saying why we think the pool shouldn’t be closed,” Ms BarhamLomax said. “Relative to some of the other pools, Foster operates really quite efficiently, there are low costs and the shell of the pool is

Pool people: Isabella Thorpe, Steven Armstrong and Matilda Thorpe enjoy the Foster Swimming Pool under the watchful eye of life guard Georgia Wake. in really good condition unlike some others.” The committee has also highlighted that visits per Foster resident are at 4.9 per person, while other pools are at around 3.4 to 3.6. The committee also

Pool guy: lifeguard Nick Paterson prepares the Poowong Swimming Pool for another great day of summer fun recently.

Pool plan on way POOL WATCH By Jacob de Kunder AFTER 50 years of serving the community, the Poowong Swimming Pool is still going strong. Splashing in the 33.3m pool is a favourite summer past-time for local families, as indicated by rising patronage in recent years. The 2012-13 season saw 8484 people through the gates, well above the poor 2010-11 summer during which just 2893 people attended at a cost of $29.67 per user to council. Council is now calling for input to construct a draft master plan

for the Poowong Swimming Pool, according to council’s manager of community strengthening Ned Dennis. “We have surveys for pool users and non pool users available because it is just as important to know why people aren’t going to the pools, and we also have a survey especially for youth who use the pool,” he said. “Those wishing to do the surveys can access them on the home page of the council website or with hard copies at the pool. “The consultants are also doing direct engagements with the pool users groups like the committees.” Survey submissions close on January 28 and a master plan will be drafted and taken to council in April. “If council is happy with that, the draft will then go out to community consultation as a document,” Mr Dennis said. “Our experiences are that you need to have a written draft to help people respond.

“Our intention then is to go ahead to the June meeting of council with the final plan.” The master plan may recommend pool upgrades and ways to increase patronage. “Our intention with the master plans is to be as engaging as possible for people who use the pool or not use the pool,” Mr Dennis said. “All the ratepayers pay for the pool so it is important to get an opinion from the people who are not using them as to why, and what we can do to have them start using it.” On the ground at Poowong, the season is going swimmingly according to lifeguard Nick Paterson, who loves working at the pool. “It’s is a fantastic community based pool with a great family atmosphere,” he said. “It really is just relaxed, friendly but also safe.” Council is hoping to have more than 7236 pool users through the gate in the 2013-14 season to keep above the long term average.

plans to better market the pool. Attendance has increased over the past three summers from 4000 in 2010-11, roughly 5900 in 2011-12 and 6180 in 2012-13. One of the pool’s duty

managers Max Rounds said the pool was a fantastic facility. “It has a great community feel and it brings everyone together,” he said. Ms Barham-Lomax believes the review will be completed in April.


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Wowed audience: Karlee Williams, Paige Clark and Hannah Stuteley were impressed by the entertainment at the Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show. Above, Lucky chook: Michael Jones with the best soft feather bantam winner owned by Greg and Jean Humphrey from Leongatha. Below, Axed: Bobby Price, Glenn Hansford and Dale Hansford were involved in the wood chop at the Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show.

Pretty pony: Georgia Nelson and Kanimbla Grand Finalle participated in the Shetland Dressage event.

Prized cattle: Emily and Leanne Pendlebury, Josh Phillips and Loretta and Isabelle Harvey gear up with their champion bulls.



The South Gippsland Shire Council has prepared Amendment C95 to the South Gippsland Planning Scheme. In accordance with section 8A(3) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the Minister for Planning authorised the South Gippsland Shire Council as planning authority to prepare the amendment. The land affected by the amendment is identified in the amended Leongatha Framework plan as 'Industrial Investigation Area' and includes the Leongatha Airport and land north of the Koonwarra saleyards bounded by The Rail Trail, South Gippsland Highway and Hogans Road.The amendment proposes to direct development in an informed strategic direction consistent with the Planning Scheme and Reference documents. You may inspect the amendment, documents that support the amendment and the explanatory report about the amendment, free of charge, at South Gippsland Shire Council, 9 Smith St, Leongatha; 'Documents on Public Exhibition' and at Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to the planning authority. Submissions must be made in writing giving the submitter's name and contact address, clearly stating the grounds on which the Amendment is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) the submitter wishes to make. Name and contact details of submitters are required for Council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend Council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions. In accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987, Council must make available for inspection a copy of any submissions made. The closing date for submissions is Mon 3 February 2014. A submission must be sent to the South Gippsland Shire Council, Att: Nick Edwards, Private Bag 4, Leongatha, 3953.

COUNCIL WORKS THIS WEEK Area Bena Kongwak Rd, Bena Canavans Rd, Mt Eccles Fairbank Rd, Fairbank Foster to Boolarong area maintenance Korumburra Sth Rd, Korumburra Korumburra Sth/Kardella Sth to Outtrim area maintenance Melville Ave, Korumburra Nippards Track, Foster Old Leongatha Rd, Kardella Sth Wild Dog Valley Rd, Mt Eccles


Works Prep for reseal Landslip repairs Landslip repairs Road Drainage works Road Drainage works Drainage works Drainage works Road patching

ROAD OPENING, FOSTER Council, at its 18 December 2013 meeting, resolved pursuant to Section 204(2), of the Local Government Act 1989, declare the 50 metre section of unused government road, south east of Devlin Road, Foster, Parish of Wonga Wonga South, (shown cross hatched on plan below), is required to be open to the public for traffic as a right and declares the road to be a public highway for the purposes of the Act from the publication of this declaration in the Government Gazette

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TENDER SGC14/11 PROVISION OF BUILDING PROGRAMMED & REACTIVE MAINTENANCE & ESSENTIAL SAFETY MEASURE INSPECTIONS & MAINTENANCE Council is seeking submissions from qualified companies / applicants for the above Tender which closes 2.00pm AEDST Tues 4 February 2014.Documentation is available from or contact 03 5662 9254. Planning and Environment Act 1987 SOUTH GIPPSLAND PLANNING SCHEME Notice of Preparation of Amendment C 95

Plenty of goodies: Wonthaggi’s Cooper Lambert can’t wait to dig into his Caramello Koala show bag.

Soaring high: Blake Cornelis from Wonthaggi takes a jump on the trampolines.

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Wonthaggi summer icon By Tayla Kershaw CROWDS were wowed at the spectacular Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show on Saturday. “We were really happy with the turn-

out,” show society secretary Rosemary Loughnan said. “The weather was perfect and we delivered what was expected.” Everyone from all walks of life joined in the fun. The standout exhibition was the fabulous photography in the leisure section.

Dog flyball was a massive success and the wood chop impressed once again. Paul Macphail’s kelpies, ducks and sheep were excellent to watch, as were the daring motocross stunt performers. Local singer Tom Green showcased the height of young talent in South Gippsland.

New rides were set up to entertain the kids this year, and magician and comedian Nick Nicholas returned to give the audience a laugh. The show society’s Wayne Loughnan said, “The crowd really responded to a great family event. It was very successful.”

“It’s great for locals and it gives visitors something different to do,” Ms Loughnan added. The show society received great support from all volunteers, and welcome more volunteers next year. Show results will be featured in next week’s edition.

Tractor craze: Coronet Bay’s Burt Loenen watches son Kai on a Massey Ferguson tractor. Open wide: Emmi Cousens, Nina Eqresits and Sunny Eqresits from Inverloch loved going through the mouth of the giant inflatable slide at the Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show on Saturday.

Thrill ride: daring Meg Lewis and Beth McCrae braved the Cha-Cha ride at the Wonthaggi show’s carnival.

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OUTTRIM may not be the best known place to base for the New Year but for Michael Grabham of Korumburra, his family, extended family and friends there is no better place to celebrate the New Year. For the last three or four years, the family based group has gathered at Outtrim to see in the New Year and this year Michael said they had 22 families and 65 children camp at the Outtrim Recreation Reserve. Michael said one year they had 350 people for the New Year with 100 children. “We are all local to Korumburra and Outtrim, and it is a great place to get together with families with tennis courts, the oval and use of the hall with kitchen, toilets and showers,” he said. This year Michael said they rigged up a slippery

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TRAVELLING along the road from Kongwak to Outtrim, a Leongatha motorist was thrilled to spot a koala ambling across the road. The driver said they travel along that route on a regular basis but haven’t seen a koala in years. Be sure to look out for wildlife on these country roads. MEENIYAN’S Australia Day committee is once again planning on its famous free community breakfast of Meeniyan McMuffins with the lot! With internationally acclaimed opera singer Stella Axarlis as the ambassador, it should once again be an interesting and entertaining morning. BEACH-GOERS at Walkerville South on Saturday received a surprise when the sailing ship, the Young Endeavour, was moored off the beach. The vessel offers sailing experiences to young people, and is due to arrive in Devonport, Tasmania, this Sunday, after departing Melbourne.

visited from the Inverloch surf beach at 2.30am Friday. The low level aurora came as many parts of the southern Australian mainland were due to be able see the aurora, which is usually restricted to as far north as Hobart in Tasmania, but typically Antarctica. The light show is caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere. THE Inverloch Bowls Club held a successful Barefoot Bowls and live music night at the clubhouse on Friday, with Chris Young, Mark Finsterer and the Heterophonics, Chris Ferguson, Anna Liebzeit and others entertaining the crowd. DUMBALK dancing will start up again at the Dumbalk Hall. The old time new vogue lessons will start at 8pm until 10pm from next Wednesday onwards. These lessons are led by Marg Cantwell and are a fun, social gathering. Everyone is most welcome to come along and join in. Supper will be provided.

Thanks CHRISTMAS card sales at the South Gippsland Citizens Advice Bureau have raised more than $1700 for charities. The bureau would like to thank all its loyal customers who again bought their charity Christmas cards from the bureau. “The bureau ran out of cards quite early because they were so popular,” said long-time volunteer Jill Widmer. “We must order more next year!” The Christmas card sales made by the bureau provided numerous charities with extra cash from their Christmas card catalogues. Thanks to the perseverance of the bureau’s volunteer Jill Widmer, with help from Jessica Taylor, the sales again pulled in money to supplement the charities’ own card initiatives. In all more than $1700 was collected on behalf of six worthwhile charities: Arthritis Victoria, Anglicare, Cancer Council, Royal Flying Doctor, Children’s First Foundation and the Lort Smith Animal Hospital.

THE Inverloch Uniting Church held a successful car boot sale on Saturday. People were attracted by a variety of goods, from books and CDs, to plants and bric-a-brac.

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slide for the kids who had a lot of fun. The group stayed four nights and those who had to work could still get back to the farm to milk and head back afterwards. All in all another successful time for all, and Michael said they would definitely be booking in for next year.

DID you see people on bikes and walkers with maps around Inverloch on Saturday afternoon? They were members and guests of the South Gippsland Walking and Adventure Club, taking part in the club’s cyclogaine/metrogaine. Participants were given a map of Inverloch with various checkpoints to navigate to around town, and discovered some of the town’s secrets. THE Star received a report of an Aurora Australis – or southern lights – being

Market success THE Anderson Inlet Angling Club at Inverloch held its annual market day recently. With favourable weather, the club had an abundance of visitors and more than 40 stalls, both inside and outside the angling clubrooms. Stallholders sold a range of items, including craft, secondhand goods, garden ornaments and plants. The club prides itself as staging one of the largest trash and treasure markets in In-

verloch, with stallholders attending from all over Victoria. The club has extremely hard working volunteers who pitched in on the day selling secondhand items, cooking up a storm in the kitchen with a sausage sizzle and also making beautiful Devonshire teas. The club’s major raffle included donations from the club of fishing gear to the value of $300. All funds raised go back into the club towards maintaining the rooms for the benefit of the wider community.

Surprises in store: the Anderson Inlet Angling Club at Inverloch attracted more than 40 stallholders. Vintage delight: Elsie and Kevin Cooper admire the many vehicles at the Korumburra swap meet on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Gerard Bruning@ w w w. f o u r c o r n e r s

Spin it up: Coal Creek Community Park and Museum in Korumburra has been in full swing over the summer with plenty of visitors through the doors. Janet Staben wows visitors regularly with her skills in the spinner’s workshop at the community park and museum. Next generation: while Aldi has pledged to save the significant Illawarra flame tree on the site of the new supermarket in Leongatha, the tree will also live on in its offspring. Veronica Kilpin lived in the house that was on the same site as the tree before being demolished to make way for Aldi. She has grown five seedlings from the famous flame tree and reports they are now thriving.

Andrea wins at Panthers ANDREA Thorson and her partner Jacko have won a day at the Lacoste Marquee at the Australian Open in Melbourne, courtesy of Lacoste and Panthers Mensland, Leongatha. Andrea was the winner of Panthers’ Lacoste product launch. Panthers Mensland added Lacoste to its range of premium brands in its Leongatha and Traralgon stores last October with great success. “They know how to make beautiful


quality polo tops, as it was Henri Lacoste who invented this classic style way back in the 1920s,” the stores’ David Panther said. “These distinctive polos have been a fashion icon every since. We are most pleased to be able to run this label alongside other premium brands in our stores like Nautica, Ben Sherman, Henleys, Mossimo, Gazman and Riders to name a few! “You certainly don’t have to travel to Melbourne to find brand names.”


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QUESTION OF THE WEEK Q: Where is a nice place to take the family for a meal? A: Leongatha and district are fortunate to have a wide range of places to eat including Chinese and Indian and even Café Escargot. Call into the Bureau and we can give you a brochure.

Nice win: Lacoste prize winner Andrea Thorson, centre, with David Panther and staff member Tiffany Stephenson of Panthers Mensland, Leongatha.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - PAGE 11

Ryan boards trail train BRIDGE THE GAP Great Southern Rail Trail

By Brad Lester THE State Government has pledged to work with South Gippsland Shire Council on reopening the missing link in The Great Southern Rail Trail.

The Star last week broke the news the three former railway bridges between Koonwarra and Meeniyan – at the Black Spur - could be fixed at a cost cheaper than council initially expected. That was the result of an engineering study commissioned by council, to which the government’s Regional Growth Fund has provided $30,000. Acting Premier and Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan said the government would continue to work with council on the Black Spur project as further information came to hand. “Any future funding application will be considered on its merits at the relevant time,” he said. The engineering study is expected to come to a council meeting for further action. Rail trail committee of management secretary Kevin Flett was aware that if

council voted to upgrade the bridges, it would have to seek funding for the works. However any investment would pay off, he said. “Who knows, it might be double the numbers (of users) we have now,” Mr Flett said. Opening the Black Spur section to walkers, cyclists and horse riders would enable them to travel the trail from Leongatha to Toora, and eventually to Port Welshpool when the Toora to Welshpool section is constructed. A trail already links Welshpool and Port Welshpool. People wishing to travel from the end of the trail at Koonwarra to where the trail resumes at Minns Road, Meeniyan, must do so on the busy South Gippsland Highway – a dangerous option. “A lot of people are already staying away from riding from Leongatha to Foster because of that missing link, so this work would complete the package,” Mr Flett said. Council’s project co-ordinator Tony Peterson said completing the Black Spur section would entail repairing three bridges – two spanning 150m and one 50m – as well as a total of two kilometres of trail. “We are just finalising the report regarding the investigation of the bridges and hopefully we will get a better feel of the cost that will be required to rehabilitate them,” he said. Mr Peterson said the Black Spur section passes through “beautiful country”. “It is one of the most scenic but a lot of people miss out on it because they can’t see it,” he said. “When you are down there, it is a really nice little valley.”


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Back then: a steam train traverses one of the bridges that would be upgraded through the Black Spur section of the Great Southern Rail Trail between Koonwarra and Meeniyan.

Pornography court date set By Jacob de Kunder LEONGATHA’S Nick Summers – the football, basketball and cricket coach charged with child pornography offences in June 2013 – will appear in court on February 17. The now 21 year old will be facing more than 100 charges, including multiple blackmail and grooming charges, in a committal hearing at the Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court. The term ‘grooming’ refers to online predators working to gain the trust of children and young people, often with the goal of a sexual relationship, through the

use of cyber technology. The ‘blackmail’ component of the charges relates to the man successfully acquiring images of his victims and threatening to circulate them if more were not forthcoming. Mr Summers has been in remand since reoffending while on bail in late August. Police allege Summers posed as a teenage girl online, attempting to gain photographs and video material from his victims. He is believed to have been using Facebook and Skype accounts under the names of Emmy Jane, Emily Jones and Taylah Jenkins. Kik was also thought to have been used.

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Wind farms the only way IN SUPPORT of Bald Hills Wind Farm, here’s a quote from Federal Minister for Industry, Ian Macfarlane, on ABC radio recently. He was asked to comment on the merits of a 600MW wind farm on Flinders Island. Precisely, he said “it’s the only technology that can be rolled out quickly enough to meet Australian emission reduction targets, per bipartisan agreed international agreements”. As much as 25 per cent can be delivered by Flinders Island. Our leaders lament the closing of so much manufacturing industry, leaving skills going begging, for want of new industrial enterprises, entrepreneurs and innovation, and sunrise something or others, desperately needed. When you look at Australia, the climate is so generous for renewable energy. The expertise is here also. But government is so shabby that IP rights to technology for rooftop solar PV panels, with world leading performance, were sold for $160,000, from University of NSW to a post graduate of Chinese nationality, who went home to become one of the wealthiest people on the planet. Conversely, a large market

share, for solar PV in Australia, comes from a manufacturer, REC, based in Norway! Other kinds of solar power have been developed here but will no doubt become extinct because of impending cancellation of CEFC contribution of finance, needed to inspire enough confidence to enable contribution by private sector finance. Wind resources are also abundant. South Australia now gets as much as 30 per cent of electricity from renewables and even exports to, rather than importing from, Victoria. It may be possible to import some wind turbine manufacturing and employment into SA. But Victoria itself goes backwards, with government marching to the tune of a very few, very noisy people, insisting on supposed health hazards of wind turbines, when they have neither health expertise nor research data to support their meaningless arguments. Looks like Bald Hills Wind Farm needs all the support it can get. Meanwhile Premier Napthine allocates billions of dollars to an East-West Link short cut between gridlocks, millions for competitive investigations about location of new ports at Hastings or Corner Inlet or off Ninety Mile Beach, for coal export and will no doubt buckle at the knees about the CSG moratorium, as soon as


A job well done WHETHER or not readers are Liberal voters, there is no denying Bass MLA Ken Smith’s ability to stand up for his community, even if that meant subjecting himself to criticism from the other side of the fence. Mr Smith yesterday (Monday) announced he would not be recontesting the seat of Bass at the November 29 election. He is regarded for his ability to take up constituents’ concerns when dealing with council issues, as demonstrated by the recent dogs debate at Inverloch. He campaigned for the duplication of the Bass Highway from Grantville through to near Phillip Island, lobbied for funding for the Koo Wee Rup bypass, and supported new education facilities at Inverloch. Mr Smith’s office has arranged many careers expos at Wonthaggi Secondary College, continuing on his dedication to giving young people his ear. That began with the establishment of the Wonnie Youth group of teenagers that met with Mr Smith at his Wonthaggi office to discuss issues affecting them and their peers. Some of those young people were present at a reception at Parliament House last commemorating his 25 years as in parliament. ? That is just a snapshot of some of his accomplishments completed in a parliamentary career, that will by the time the election comes around, have spanned more than a quarter of a century. Some say Mr Smith may not have been successful in gaining pre-selection if he had chosen to restand, but regardless of that speculation, the community will have high expectations of the next Bass MLA. That person must have established a reputation in the community for being willing to serve, be aware of what the electorate needs and where it has come from, and have the capability to knock on the right doors in Melbourne to ensure the needs of Bass are met. Perhaps Mr Smith could give the newcomer a few tips.

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the economy actually shrinks. Of course, a change of heart is possible, to cut massive subsidies to fossil fuel generators and vitalise the economy with manufacturing of essential solar and wind renewable energy systems. How about high speed trains and electric vehicles, anything but more roads and brown coal obsession. Bernie McComb, Cowes.

Wright doth protest too much THE content of Cr Wright’s recent letter making reference to the dog lobby from Inverloch was similar to his puerile, irrational rant that anyone attending the debacle of a Council meeting on December 11 was subjected to. Cr Wright stated at the meeting that he would like dogs banned from all beaches all of the time, his reason being that dogs destroy beaches. Dogs on leashes can’t destroy beaches. He wrote that should a group seek permanent access to the beach there needs to be risk assessment and a planned action report. Then why didn’t Cr Crugnale commission such a report before bringing in her motions and amendments? He states that the dog lobby demanded the council supply data to show what they are doing is destructive to the enjoyment of others. What was actually asked for in the correct manner, i.e. sending a question 24 hours before the meeting so that councillors can prepare their answers, was for Cr Crugnale to table at the meeting the data she had relied on to make the decision to so drastically change the existing law. She didn’t, and hasn’t, and has totally ignored the petition signed by nearly 3,000 people supporting the old law. Inverloch has about 5,000 perma-

nent residents and the majority of the signatures were from these residents. The devious way the new “dogs off Inverloch beaches” law has been thrust upon our unsuspecting community on the whim of one councillor is most concerning. I don’t think the Mayor has mentioned the issue in his weekly column in The Star. It was his (second) casting vote, which led to the implementation of this law and given the ensuing outcry it seems odd that he has since ignored the issue. Cr Crugnale ‘s law has hit at the heart of democracy in our community. If you feel justice has not been done and that your opinion and the opinions of the majority of the population of Inverloch have been ignored, contact the council, the press or the Minister for Local Government and insist that this law be revoked. Useful contact details: Mr A Bawden, CEO, Bass Coast Shire Council, 76 McBride Ave, Wonthaggi, 3995. Minister for Local Government, Jeanette Powell. 22/1 Spring St, East Melbourne, 3002 Sarah Spencer-Smith, Inverloch.

Thanks to dog owners I WOULD like to thank all the dog owners who walk their dogs on the beach in Inverloch for looking after the beach during winter, clearing the beach of plastic bags, broken bottles, and reporting dead animals washed up and illegal fishing. But now the weather is picking up and summer days are upon us the best time of year, you can go away. We do not want to see you. You can come back after summer when it is too cold for us and clear up our mess until

we return again next year. Keep up the good work. As you can see by the way our council treats you, we really appreciate it. If you want to use it more often, form a club then get endorsed by the councillors. That won’t take long – maybe a year or two - and then you can submit a detailed plan as to why you can join us in summer or else just go away. From the minority dog haters of Victoria. Laurie Tuddin, Inverloch.

Dog watch INVERLOCH’s dog walkers are now restricted to walking their dogs anywhere and anytime they like except on the beach between 9am and 6pm for five months of the year so as not to bother other beach users - that’s outrageous. Steve Finlay, Leongatha.

Council wrong WE ARE outraged and confused as to why Bass Coast Shire Council has seen fit to try to change the existing rules for dogs on the Inverloch beaches. The only reason that I have been able to find is to bring Inverloch beaches into line with other beaches in the area. This is not a valid reason for such a big change. There needs to be much better justification than this. By restricting the hours dogs are permitted on the beach is infringing on the rights of your citizens’ recreational time and activities. Having our dog with us on the beach gives us a reason, purpose and meaning to be there. We are responsible pet owners, pick up after our dog and have him on the lead. Why should we be punished for enjoying the beaches? If the existing rules were kept to and enforced there would not

be any need for a change. The time restrictions are inhibiting to the residents owning dogs which makes it difficult to adhere to these rules. They limit the availability of people to use the beach and don’t take into account the lifestyle of the various dog owners. I am also disgusted at the way the Bass Coast council advised its’ residents and the public about these new changes. They have appeared to give with one hand but they have taken much more with the other. I refer to the article in Coastal Summer 2013-2014, page 9, which reports “Let your dog roam free responsibly”. The article starts off describing how wonderful Inverloch is as a holiday destination with your dog. I agree with what it says there but then after it appears to all be in favour of dogs in Inverloch, giving off-leash areas. Hidden away at the end of the article is the afterthought of the new restrictions. On first read I missed the new restrictions and only on rereading the article did I realise what you are trying to do. In our democratic society we are entitled to vote on issues that affect us, this being one of them. I urge council to take note of the petitions that have been signed by so many, urging against these new dog laws. Local government is not recognised within the Australian Constitution and was rejected at referendum of the Australian people in September 1988, therefore local council has no lawful base. It therefore cannot impose these dog rules upon the people and it certainly cannot impose fines for non-adherence to them. Louise Bonney, Inverloch.


Do you think agricultural shows are important for local communities?

“I think the shows are really important. They are heaps of fun and really entertaining.” Chloe Bramley, Wonthaggi.

“I think they are. I like the rides and lots of people come.” Joel Kershaw, Glen Alvie.

“It’s a great community event and they do a good job. It gets the town involved.” Pina and Darren Green, Wonthaggi.

“Yes it’s important because lots of people join in as a community.” Saffie Lindsay, Wonthaggi.

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Dog answers wanted I AM writing to express my concern and outrage, at the Bass Coast Shire Council’s introduction of the anti-social and antitourism law that forbids you to walk your dog on leash on the beach in Inverloch from 9am to 6pm with no reason given to the residents. I have written letters to Cr Jordan Crugnale, and the Bass Coast council asking specific questions as to why this law was introduced (in it’s original form ie. 8am to 8pm it was even more draconian) and what consultation and research was conducted prior to its introduction. The answers provided were generalisations and motherhood statements. With more than 2500 signatures gathered on a petition to have this law revoked, it is more than evident the considerable heartache this has caused to the Inverloch community and its many visitors. Many of the streets in Inverloch do not have footpaths. We now find those with paths are more congested and hazardous. People walking dogs now have to share paths with pedestrians, runners, bike riders, skateboarders, prams, children and elderly people. This, instead of walking a dog safely on a leash on the sometimes near empty beach, as has been the case in the past. According to the minutes of the Bass Coast council meeting held on December 11, many questions were asked and some good and valid points were raised for the council to consider. I refer you to the summary given by Patricia Saultry, who was present

at the meeting, and is one of the people leading the fight against this council decision. Patricia’s summary and online petition can be found at www. Patricia suggests: • council is in breach of its own charter and protocol and oath of impartiality; and • council, in particular Cr Jordan Crugnale, has acted without transparency in the proposal of this law. It would seem Cr Crugnale is pushing her own agenda in proposing this law. She is completely ignoring the groundswell of opposition from the people she was elected to represent. She has not produced any data that supports a need for this law. She refuses to answer perfectly reasonable questions as to her reasons for proposing this law. Council and Cr Crugnale repeatedly state that a survey of residents was conducted but steadfastly refuse to acknowledge the survey made no mention whatsoever of banning dogs on leash from the beach. I, and many others, would like to see some investigative journalism take place to determine why council and some councillors have behaved this way. I would like to see them held to account as representatives of the ratepayers of Inverloch. I believe the conduct of council, in the introduction of this law, is undemocratic and not in the interests of the vast majority of the public. Cr Crugnale should go public to explain why she is acting against community interest? I hope your organisation will take up the challenge on behalf of the

people of Inverloch and endeavour to seek the answers the people need. Gary Warke, Inverloch.

Ryan responds to roads claims I WRITE in response to claims made by Doug Knez in The Great Southern Star, January 7. Huge rainfall has caused damage to roads in South Gippsland. The region experienced 120mm of rain in two days alone during November 2013, well above the November monthly average of 80mm. During wet weather, VicRoads contractors patch sections of the road that need repair to ensure the road is safe until the weather dries out, allowing more extensive works. Over coming months, extensive work will start on the following roads: South Gippsland Highway (eight separate job sites), Bass Highway, Mount Eccles Road, Summers Road, Goads Road, Agnes Road, Fish Creek-Foster Road, Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road, Waratah Road, Meeniyan-Promontory Road, Foster-Promontory Road, Buffalo-Tarwin Lower Road, Barry Road, Drouin-Korumburra Road, Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road, Lang Lang-Poowong Road, MeeniyanPromontory Road, Nerrena Road, Strzelecki Highway and Wilsons Promontory Road. The Coalition Government has allocated more than $6 million to road repairs and restoration alone in the South Gippsland area this year (2013-14). That includes $4.74 million for the South Gippsland Highway, Fish Creek-Foster Road, Foster-Promontory Road, Waratah Road, Barry

Road, Meeniyan-Promontory Road and BuffaloTarwin Lower Road, and $1.42 million to resurface over 25km. Additionally, we will spend $5.4 million on road safety improvements on the South Gippsland Highway (between Lang Lang and Loch), $688,000 to upgrade Nerrena Road and $39.8 million on the Bass Highway duplication. We are also providing $1 million per year over four years to South Gippsland Shire for road and bridge rehabilitation through the $160 million Country Roads and Bridges Program, which will this year focus on projects at Mount Eccles Road, Summers Road, Goads Road and Agnes River Road. It is worth noting that Labor’s transport plan aims to cut regional roads funding from the current $340 million a year down to $125 million a year and Labor has also failed to commit to the Country Roads and Bridges Program. Hon. Peter Ryan MP, Deputy Premier, Member for Gippsland South, Minister for State Development Minister for Regional and Rural Development.

Stamp collectors remember war WORLD War One will be remembered and honoured at the annual Stamp and Coin Fair at Foster this Saturday (January 18). The Corner Inlet Stamp Club will be hosting the fair between 9am and 4pm at the Foster Anglican Church Hall. This year marks 100 years since World War One began, so the club will be proudly displaying a collection of World War One memorabilia kindly loaned by local families. These items will include uniforms, correspondence to and from the battlefront, medals, citations and examples of war censorship. Examples of pre war stamps, overprinted stamps and stamps that have been printed in different shades of red and impacted by the war will be on display. These have provided stamp collectors with huge interest. Stamp and coin dealers from Melbourne and Gippsland will be attending the fair so collectors have a chance to purchase elusive stamps, coins and bank notes. Catalogues and accessories will also be available. Collectors are invited to buy, sell, trade or use the opportunity to have

Avid collector: Lindsay Fromhold from the Corner Inlet Stamp Club proudly holds up his collection of stamps from World War One. their collections assessed and valued. The Corner Inlet Stamp Club wish to share their knowledge of the finer details of stamp collecting with those who want to learn in a relaxed and

social atmosphere. Entry will be a gold coin donation, which includes entry into the lucky door prize draws, and extra gift packs of stamps and accessories for young collectors.


Finances remain strong By Brad Lester SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is in a secure financial position, given budgetary pressures. That is the word from council’s director of community services Jan Martin. She said council’s financial position was more favourable than budgeted, year to date, and attributed that to “strong financial strategic planning”. “It really was a reflection of investment in long term planning,” Ms Martin said. “Everyone is mindful of spending and staying within budget, and that’s what we have achieved.” Before preparing the current budget, council experienced around $9 million in lost income and unexpected expenses, largely driven by a $4.61 million unfunded superannuation call and lost grant income. Council’s financial performance report for July-November 2013 showed the weighted average of five key financial ratios – indebtedness, underlying working capital ratio, self financing, investment gap and underlying result

for the 2013-2014 budget was 110 per cent – above the target of 98 per cent. Capital expenditure requirements are $763,000 less than originally planned, largely due to administration processes and wet weather hindering such projects as buying cabins and materials at the Long Jetty Caravan Park, information services and capping cells one and two at the Koonwarra Landfill. The report showed council’s annual year to date operating result was a $2.214 million deficit, or $870,000 less than the year to date budget projection of a $3.084 million deficit. Council now has cash assets of $8.93 million – above the original budget $7.64 million. Employee costs of $9.09 million are $197,000 more than budgeted for. A council report attributes this to timing differences in employee costs such as payments made for Workcover, training expenses and long service leave entitlements. Council believes longer term financial performance indicators show its financial plan is sustainable.

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No train joy By Helen Bowering LEONGATHA will not be getting a public train back on the tracks any time soon with buses being the preferred mode of public transport for South Gippslanders by Acting Premier and Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan. “In 2013-14, the Victorian Coalition Government will invest $147 million in V/ Line’s country freight and passenger train networks, a 26 per cent rise from the $116 million invested in 2012-13,” Mr Ryan said. Korumburra, Leongatha and Yarram have a good frequency of V/Line buses that cater for the existing and projected passenger demand. Trains have not operated between Leongatha and Yarram for 20 years and the line is no longer intact. As part of the Coalition Government’s $170 million package to address the condition of regional roads, the South Gippsland and Bass Highways will share in more than $13 million of funding. Works to finish the final stage of the $39.8 million Bass Highway duplication will also begin in coming weeks, with Safer Road Infrastructure Program improvements totalling $5.4 million on the South Gippsland Highway and $7.6 million on the Bass

Train call: campaigner Max Semken, a member of the South and West Gippsland Transport Group, wants a local service to be part of a Melbourne to Sydney railway. Highway to start in April. During 2014, works are planned on the following: South Gippsland Highway (eight separate job sites), Bass Highway, Mount Eccles Road, Summers Road, Goads Road, Agnes Road, Fish CreekFoster Road, KorumburraWonthaggi Road, Waratah Road, Meeniyan-Promontory Road, Foster-Promontory Road, Buffalo-Tarwin Lower Road, Barry Road, Drouin-Korumburra Road, Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road, Lang Lang-Poowong Road, Meeniyan-Promontory Road, Nerrena Road,


Strzelecki Highway and Wilsons Promontory Road. Mr Ryan said Labor’s transport plan aims to cut regional roads funding from the current $340 million a year down to $125 million a year. He said Labor also failed to commit to the Country Roads and Bridges Program. Long time rail campaigner Max Semken, a member of the South and West Gippsland Transport Group, would like to see trains returned to Leongatha. Mr Semken said the Bass Coast, South Gippsland and City of Casey have already seen enormous growth. He predicts the region will experience enormous growth along the eastern seaboard from Melbourne to Sydney and the time to build major rail transport was now. “What we would like to see is for the planning and construction of a new rail link between Melbourne and Sydney, through South Gippsland to be complete in 10 years,” he said. “The new rail would take in Pakenham, Lang Lang, Nyora, Korumburra, Leongatha, Meeniyan, Yarram, Rosedale and Sale and through to East Gippsland and onto Nowra,” he said. As for costing Mr Semken, agreed it will not be cheap and said the Melbourne to Brisbane line estimates were somewhere around $114 billion. “Yes it will be expensive but the longer we wait the more expensive it will be,” he said.

“What we want is a fast rail network from Melbourne to Sydney through South and East Gippsland with two lines, two normal lines and provision for freight rail. “Fast rail developments overseas will one day see trains running at speeds of 500 km/h but we would be looking at speeds of around 300km/h to 320km/h.” Mr Semken said all infrastructure could be built in Australia, including all steel work, bridges, concrete sleepers and trains, and that would provide a huge boost to manufacturing and jobs creation. He does have concerns that South Gippsland will not see any major funding for rail or indeed major roads funding due to the State Government committing some $8 billion to the proposed East Link tunnel in Melbourne. “The estimates are around $8 billion for the tunnel but that will probably blow out to $11.5 billion and there won’t be anything left for South Gippsland,” he said. “Melbourne and Geelong seem to get everything and it appears South Gippsland is getting nothing when it comes to our roads.” Mr Semken said the roads are a disgrace and wonders how public buses can even be safe on the region’s roads. “Mr Ryan can’t take us for fools, especially with an election coming up,” Mr Semken said.


Sandy Point parties By Tayla Kershaw SANDY Point’s new community centre was opened on Sunday afternoon. Standing on the T.P. Taylor Reserve, the new facility will be used to bring about a stronger sense of community. Honoured guests invited to the opening were McMillan MP Russell Broadbent, South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Jim Fawcett, deputy mayor Cr Jeanette Harding, Cr Kieran Kennedy, Cr Mohya Davies and Cr Andrew McEwen. The former was old and well loved, but with just one room it was not enough to meet the community’s needs. The community has embraced the new centre and agreed it was well worth the wait. The project has been a challenging ordeal for council, the community and government

due to building changes and funding difficulties. Work began to fund the project in 2000 and finally met stimulus package funding criteria in 2009. The community was pleased to see it come to fruition. “It shows what you can achieve if you persist,” project manager Diane Casbolt said. The modern facility is available for hire and everyone is encouraged to put it to good use. The centre was open to the public six months prior to the grand opening and has already been used for weddings and kids’ club over summer. Surfing films and wedding expos are soon to be held. Other ideas that are developing include medical services once a week. “It has been a long journey,” Ms Casbolt said. “If you struggle for something you appreciate it more.”

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Giant January sale hits Rigby's JANUARY means up to 50 per cent off storewide at Rigby's Homemakers, Wonthaggi. South Gippsland's biggest bedding store is offering great discounts on all stocked items including lounge, dining, occasional, outdoor, bedding and mattresses. This sale will end on Saturday at 4pm. Start 2014 on a high note with a brand new look in your home. “This is a great opportunity to update your furniture,” Glenn Rigby said. 3GG radio will be doing an outside broadcast with their spinning wheel and plenty of giveaways including bits and pieces from Rigby's on Saturday. Rigby's is fully equipped with the best varieties of furnishing to suit everyone's style and character. The 20 to 50 per cent discount on the huge Lazboy range is not to be missed. There are 200 mattresses from all the big name brands in stock including Sleepmaker and Slumber Comfort. These are ready to be taken away today at sensational prices. Rigby's have also become an IMG studio exclusively in South Gippsland. IMG Nordic style chairs were established in Australia seven years ago and are Scandinavian inspired and designed. This is the best seating you will find storewide. IMG chairs promise the combination of quality, comfort and unmatched value. “Come in and take a seat on the comfiest chair you will sit in,” Mr Rigby said. If you see it on the floor, it is ready to go so get down to Rigby's and find that perfect addition to your home.

South Gippsland's finest: Glenn Rigby (right) sells an IMG recliner to happy customer Rory Thomas at Rigby's Homemakers, Wonthaggi.

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Miners not welcome By Brad Lester MIRBOO North will be the latest town to lock out coal seam gas and coal miners.

Speaking out: Coal and CSG Free Mirboo North members are ready to protest on February 9. From left, Joy Downes, Ann Clark, Helen Groen, Frank Bale, Bryana Payne, Denyse Menzies, Marg Thomas, Anna Hall, Phil Piper, Gayle Margaret and Lesley Mcfarland.

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The group Coal and CSG Free Mirboo North will stage an event on Sunday, February 9 to declare the district free of coal and coal seam gas mining. The news came as the Poowong community claimed its town had been removed from reviewed coal and coal seam gas licences. Anti CGS lobby Lock the Gate also said other licences that had been relinquished included those held by Seamair Pty Ltd and Wassylko Staislaw. The group said that

meant areas around Yarram, Foster, Meeniyan and the coast west of Wonthaggi were no longer threatened by unconventional gas mining for the moment. The group also claimed a partial relinquishment by Mantle Mining near Thorpdale. The Star asked the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation to confirm these changes to licences had occurred but a spokesperson did not respond before going to print. Mirboo North is surrounded by exploration licenses for coal seam gas and an application for coal exploration covers the entire town. The Mirboo North event comes after group members surveyed more than 800 households around the town and found 96 per cent were against coal and coal seam gas mining. Group member Marg Thomas said the declaration would be far more than symbolic. “It gives us another layer of protection for the environment and the community,” she said. The group will install signs saying “no mining” on private property at the entrances to town. “The mining companies will come in to the district and will see the Lock the Gate signs, and they will be less likely to want to negotiate with people that do not want it so there is no point in them coming here,” Ms Thomas said. The group’s Phil Piper said the survey results indicated “there was no social licence for this type of industry in one of the most beautiful and productive areas of Gippsland”. “The residents have strongly voiced their concerns they don’t want their community industrialised in this destructive manner,” he said. “On this basis, Mirboo North will be the largest township in Gippsland, following Poowong, Seaspray, Harmers Haven and Yarragon South to celebrate a declaration of this nature. In this way the water, soil and air will be protected.” Although the State Government has extended its moratorium on fracking and the use of BTEX chemicals, it will be lifted in 2015. The group believes that by declaring communities coal, coal seam gas, tight and shale gas free, it will continue to show a strong stance against the industry. “These mining licences stretch across the whole of Gippsland,” Mr Piper said. “We now have around 30 communities standing together, displaying Lock the Gate signs and say-

ing no to mining on their land.” Drew Hutton, founder of the Lock the Gate movement, has said, “We must protect communities... from high impact, destructive activities like mining and the best way to do that is for landowners to ‘lock their gates’.” The Mirboo North event will be held at noon in Baromi Park and feature a declaration ceremony with guest speakers from Lock the Gate, South Gippsland Shire Council, local business, and young and old residents. An art, photography, and poetry competition and exhibition themed Our Precious Land will give creative people a chance to present work in terms of how they feel about this issue. Guest judge will be the acclaimed performance poet, Yvette Stubbs of Cafe Arts, who will combine her comedic flair with literary excellence. There will be local artisans, produce displays and sales, delicious gourmet foods, a sausage sizzle and live music. Wendy Davis of Poowong East said the community had fought long and hard to have its voice heard. “It’s a huge relief to know that Poowong is no longer threatened by this invasive industry,” she said. “I think this shows us the power of a community when we all pull together and support one another.” Strzelecki beef farmer Ray Boys said the community would continue to fight any unconventional gas development until all of Gippsland was coal and coal seam gas free. The licence held by ECI International Pty Ltd has not been fully relinquished, but the licence area has been narrowed down. The Poowong group is now concerned the company could focus on other areas like the Mount Worth State Forest. Lock the Gate said while Poowong and Bayles had been left out of the licence area, much of the region covering Mirboo North, Korumburra, Leongatha, Nerrena and Koonwarra was still covered by several exploration licences. Ursula Alquier, Lock the Gate Victorian coordinator, was reminding other communities to remain vigilant. “With so many communities right across Gippsland now being locked up, the concern is areas that are not active on this issue become more vulnerable, so the fight to protect all of Gippsland is far from over,” she said.

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Joining the team: Mick Hanily (left) and Jason Harris (right) welcome Mike West (centre) to Stockdale and Leggo.

Builder transitions to Stockdale and Leggo LOCAL builder and developer Mike West has recently joined the team at Stockdale and Leggo Leongatha. He is a well known builder in the area, having worked in Leongatha for many years,

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a large clientele base to Stockdale and Leggo and they are excited to have him on board. Mr West has worked in conjunction with Stockdale and Leggo’s Mick Hanily for 10 years and is now looking forward to the challenges ahead.

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GRAZING LAND MIRBOO NORTH 187 Acres $6,100 per acre 81 Acres $460,000

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Affordable in Meeniyan T

HIS refurbished three bedroom weatherboard home is situated just a short stroll from the main shopping precinct of Meeniyan. The comfortable home has an open plan living area with reverse cycle split system and solid wood heater. In addition, there is a separate sun room. The block of 869m2 is easy to care for with a colorbond 24’ x 18’ shed with a concrete floor and a garden shed. This property would suit a first home buyer or investor.

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The Caledonian Hotel is situated right in the heart of the thriving township of Wonthaggi. This outstanding freehold / business opportunity is offering vacant possession, walk in, walk out. Land size: 1011m2 Building: Ground floor 535m2, first floor 535m2 Zoned: Commercial Auction terms: 10% deposit, balance 60 days For more information or to arrange an inspection contact: Phil Mammolito 0438 371 094 Phil Hanley 0417 140 508


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LEONGATHA EASY ENTERTAINER Home designed for easy living & entertaining. As new 3BR home inc. central kitchen/dining/family room, 2nd living area, generous BRs (main with en suite), laundry & bathroom. Other features include double garage, covered alfresco area, ducted heating, double glazed windows, gas boosted solar hot water service & drive through side access. Ideal location & home for families.


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RUBY ‘CARDIFF’, AN EXCEPTIONAL 40 ACRES A special parcel of land with rich red soils & noted for its heavy carrying capacity. Beautiful panoramic views towards Leongatha township. Property includes a comfortable 3 bedroom weatherboard family home, machinery shed, disused dairy, hay shed, stockyards, spring-fed dam, pump & laneway. All well fenced & suitable for grazing, horses, market gardens or lifestyle property. Inspect to appreciate all on offer.

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LEONGATHA RICH RIVER FLATS - APPROX. 109 ACRES (Plus 12 acres of River Lease) A fertile river flats farm, right on town boundary & with town water. Well maintained brick 4 BR home. Extensive shedding includes disused dairy, 3 hay sheds, 6 bay machinery shed & garage. Excellent stockyards & all weather farm tracks, 12 acres of river lease. Just minutes from town & schools precinct. Have the best of both worlds! Very keen vendors.

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Caledonian set for auction W ONTHAGGI’s iconic Caledonian Hotel is up for auction, lock, stock and barrel, providing a rare opportunity for potential buyers in the heart of the commercial centre.

Welcome aboard: SEJ Ruralco’s newest real estate agent Peter Bellingham with manager of SEJ South Gippsland and partner/director of the company Bill Egan.

Bellingham joins SEJ


EONGATHA’S own Peter Bellingham has joined the SEJ Ruralco team as its newest real estate agent.

tic in the job. “He is local, well known and has been in business locally,” Mr Egan said. “He will bring spark and enthusiasm to the real estate side of the business and will work alongside our offices in Warragul and Foster. “Having the Ruralco Property Southern Australia manager as Mark Hullick, a former local, will also be invaluable for Peter in this job.” Mr Egan said the real estate and live stock sides of the business pride themselves on working together and that is something that will continue. The company is also very excited to be back on the real estate scene and will no doubt be a leader in the area again very soon.


Mr Bellingham is hoping to bring enthusiasm and great customer service to the position which he took up last month. “I want to provide the best service and outcome for everyone, both the vendor and the buyer,” he said. Mr Bellingham comes to SEJ Ruralco atfer seven years as sales manager at Inverloch Marine. “I am very happy working here, they are a ripper mob,” he said. Manager of SEJ and partner/director of the company Bill Egan said Mr Bellingham’s local knowledge will be fantas-

‘The Cally’ will go under the hammer at the site on Thursday, January 30 at 2pm. The hotel is a popular haunt for punters and families alike. In the past decade it has become known for its warm atmosphere and has staked its claim as a premier venue. The local syndicate of owners has helped transform the hotel into what it is today after taking over the running of the hotel 12 years ago. The tired hotel was completely renovated, and reopened in 2003 with its current interior. Potential buyers can snap up a renowned pub in an ideal location with a spacious modern bar, full TAB, reputable kitchen and meals, beer garden, large bistro and kids play room. Adding more potential to the hotel is the currently un-

used facilities upstairs, including 12 bedrooms, a kitchen and lounge areas, or further scope for redevelopment. Phil Hanily from Wonthaggi’s Alex Scott & Staff Real Estate says the opportunities are endless for The Cally. “Hotel freeholds don’t really come on the market that often, especially in such a prominent town like Wonthaggi,” Phil said. “It’s just such a prime location in the main street; the value of the land alone is one reason to snap it up.” Whilst the pub underwent complete downstairs refurbishment a decade ago, The Cally has undergone small improvements more recently including new flooring and carpets, play equipment, tables and chairs throughout the bistro and bar and outdoor awnings. It all adds to the appeal of this local landmark, which will no doubt draw a crowd to the auction in just over a month. For any enquiries or information about the Caledonian Hotel contact Alex Scott & Staff Wonthaggi on 5672 1911 or Phil Mammolito from CRE Brokers on 0438 371 094.

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his luxury four bedroom home sits proudly in a quiet court and would suit the most discerning of buyers. With privacy and so many extras, only an inspection will reveal the full extent of what this special property has on offer. Direct access from the three car garage into the house is straight into the laundry or the separate Butler’s Pantry with its cupboards, benches, sink and single draw dishwasher. The pantry adjoins the gourmet kitchen, a dream in itself with its extensive array of storage space, long island bench and central position within the huge living/dining room. Choose to sit in the open spacious living room or venture into the adjoining TV/lounge/reading room. Another option

is the “home theatre” room. Use it as a lounge, home office or fifth bedroom. All bedrooms are spacious. The main bedroom features a generous walkthrough robe and an amazing en suite. Five extra storage cupboards line the hallway and family room walls. An undercover, private and sheltered entertaining patio is directly off the dining area. Three split-systems cater for heating and cooling purposes and a ducted vacuum system makes cleaning a breeze. Two 3,000 litre water tanks cater for garden watering. A rear roller door in the garage provides handy side access to the back garden and to a small lock up storage shed. Inspect and be impressed with this perfect family home and its pristine presentation.

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Movie rush

By Laura Gibb

SOME 800 people packed out Leongatha’s Stadium 4 Cinema on Monday, January 6 when cool weather hit. The cinema is thronging with families and keen movie buffs these school holidays. One very popular movie is Disney’s animation Frozen, aimed at children and featuring enchanting songs. Until now The Lion King has been Disney’s highest grossing film, but Frozen is set to topple it from the top spot. Some screenings of Frozen have been sold out in Leongatha. Depending on the weather, tickets for other sessions are also selling quickly, with some patrons finding it necessary to purchase tickets several

hours ahead of time. Seating is not allocated, meaning that groups wanting to sit together should arrive early. Other children’s movies currently screening include Free Birds and Walking with Dinosaurs. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is also having success at box offices nationwide, proving more popular than the first film in Peter Jackson’s series. Saving Mr Banks, which tells the story of how P.L. Travers’ book was made into the classic film Mary Poppins, has also attracted filmgoers. General manager of Stadium Four Leongatha, Michael Kirk, said the quality of screenings was part of the cinema’s success. “It’s definitely been a very good start to the year,” he said. “As of the beginning of November the cinema’s been fully converted to

digital – the projectors and the sound processors. “It means we’ve got better sound and the image on the screen is much better quality and more consistent.” Mr Kirk was pleased to be offering a wider range of art house films to a local audience. “We’re starting to get a lot more art house films in Leongatha,” he said. “It hasn’t been easy. “The Railway Man was only released on 100 screens nationally.” Mr Kirk is able to bring these films to Leongatha because art house productions draw a crowd locally. Another factor contributing to high ticket sales has been the weather. Unseasonal cold or rain sends holidaying school children scurrying into the cinema, while on exceptionally hot days, the cinema’s air conditioning provides welcome relief.

Busy season: Paul, Becky, Gemma and Hannah McKeown of Leongatha were excited to see a movie last Friday.

Cooling off: Aimie Hood of Traralgon with daughter Millar (left) and Simone Cahill and son Harvey of Jeeralang Junction proved the Mirboo North swimming pool offers good times.

Keeping fit: David Baker takes a break from notching up laps during the lap challenge at Mirboo North swimming pool, with mother and pool secretary Mary Baker.

Region celebrates millions Splashing out at THE Victorian Government’s Regional Growth Fund has celebrated a major milestone: $1.5 billion in total investment in regional and rural Victoria, including $12.4 million in South Gippsland Shire. Acting Premier and Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan said the Regional Growth Fund leverages coinvestment from business and all levels of government into community led regional projects to produce jobs and benefits for country communities. “The Regional Growth Fund has invested more than $365 million into more than 1250 projects across regional and rural Victoria in just three years,” Mr Ryan said. “This means the $365 million so far invested by the Regional Growth Fund has spurred an additional $1.135 billion in regional investment from private businesses and from other levels of government, creating a total investment of $1.5 billion.” In South Gippsland Shire, the Regional Growth Fund has invested $12.4 million to 30 projects worth a total investment of $54.77 million, including: • $2 million for the $2.9 million Great Southern Rail Trail extension; • $1.5 million for the $21.9 million Burra Foods infant formula water up-

grade; and • $1.5 million for the $22 million Murray Goulburn energy and site infrastructure upgrade. “Total investment of $1.5 billion created by a fund set aside for Victorian regional and rural spending is a milestone which has never before been reached – and we’re just getting started,” Mr Ryan said. “More importantly, it’s great for the rural and regional communities which often struggle to generate funding for projects of great local significance and community importance.” Mr Ryan said the Regional Growth Fund coinvests in community led

projects which may not otherwise have become a reality. “Hand in hand with local communities, the Regional Growth Fund drives jobs, strategic investment and innovation in rural and regional Victoria,” Mr Ryan said. “Local communities know what is best for local communities, and so it makes sense they put forward the projects important for them. “The Economic Infrastructure Program – just one component of the Regional Growth Fund - has provided almost $161 million to 81 major infrastructure projects for total leveraged investment of over $1 billion, cre-

ating 3416 construction jobs and delivering 4666 direct and 10,400 indirect jobs.” Mr Ryan said other components of the Regional Growth Fund had created many more regional jobs. “In Victoria’s 10 regional cities alone, the Regional Growth Fund has invested $142.5 million in 271 projects, leveraging a total of $986 million in total investment,” Mr Ryan said. “When the regions do well, Victoria does well. That’s why the Regional Growth Fund was established – to deliver for country Victorians.” For more information, visit regional-growth-fund

Mirboo North SWIMMERS from as far as Melbourne and the Latrobe Valley enjoyed the serene setting of the Mirboo North swimming pool last Thursday. As summer weather finally began to arrive, families and teenagers seized the chance to enjoy splashing fun. Attendances during December were pleasing despite a cooler than usual month, with numbers 600 less than the previous December, said pool manager Rachel Wilson. “The pool offers safe, family friendly fun, and people can come and relax and spend the whole day here,” the pool vice president said.

Pool secretary Mary Baker said the pool was the place to be over summer. “One lady calls it her resort. It’s just such a great place,” she said. VICSWIM lessons were staged last week and are on again this week, and every class is close to full. Swimmers have been lured by the promise of space, inflatable toys including the giant Nessie on Sundays, and barbecues. A movie night will be held on Australia Day, complete with Nessie and a jumping castle. Swimmers have been taking part in the lap challenge, chasing prizes at the end of the season.

Residents inspect Cape MORE than 25 people attended a walkthrough of the Cape Paterson foreshore on Friday, questioning the changes that are proposed in the draft Cape Paterson Bay Beach Precinct Masterplan. The draft masterplan outlines changes to the boat ramp, Wonthaggi Life Saving Club facilities, the existing car parks, pedestrian access points, including the provision of beach access for people with limited mo-

bility. Bass Coast Shire Council has released the draft plan to the public over the busy summer holiday period in order to get as much feedback as possible. “The masterplan is important, as it provides a vision for the Cape Paterson Foreshore. Once adopted by council, with our partners we use this masterplan to seek funding for the various projects,” said planning and environment director Hannah Duncan-Jones. “Development of the draft has been informed by

Looking ahead: Wonthaggi Life Saving Club president Mark Scott explains the benefits of the draft Cape Paterson Bay Beach Precinct Masterplan for the club. input from key users of the foreshore including Cape Paterson Residents and Ratepayers Association, Cape Paterson Coast Action and the Wonthaggi Life Saving Club. “It contains 30 different improvement options for the

Bay Beach area of the Cape Paterson Foreshore and we want to hear from the community what they think. Are these improvement options what they want? If so, which ones are more important? If we were successful in obtaining funding, which

one would they like to see implemented first?” Copies of the draft masterplan are available from council’s website at au, by calling council’s environment team on 1300 BCOAST(226 278) or by

visiting a council customer service centre. Submissions must be made in writing and contain the name and contact details of the person making the submission, and must be received by council by Friday, February 14.

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Leongatha Holden and Holden brand to stay THE Holden brand is here to stay in Australia and will remain in Australia beyond 2017 when manufacturing operations cease. As one of the strongest brands in the country, with a large and established dealer network, Holden will remain synonymous with cars in Australia. Beyond 2017, Holden will import vehicles from all over the GM world using the scale, expertise and power of Holden’s global product development team. Holden will continue to offer a comprehensive range of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. Holden executive director, sales and marketing, Philip Brook said, “More than 230 dealers across the country will continue to represent Holden in their local communities. They look forward to welcom-

ing and serving customers for many years to come.” For customers of Leongatha Holden, nothing changes. Servicing and the availability of parts are unaffected by Holden’s announcement manufacturing operations will close in 2017, as are warranty and roadside assistance programs. Leongatha Holden will continue to be involved in the local community, supporting local sporting clubs such as Leongatha Football Club, Woorayl Golf Club, Leongatha Golf Club, Leongatha Bowls Club and many others, as well as its main priority of supporting customers and their motoring needs. Leongatha Holden has been part of the local community for more than four years, and looks forward to helping new and existing customers in 2014 and beyond. General manager of Leongatha Holden, Russell Hemming said, “Our com-

Committed to South Gippsland: Leongatha Holden sales consultant Linda Nevill and general manager Russell Hemming are ready to meet the region’s motoring needs. mitment to servicing the area of South Gippsland will continue to grow and it’s business as usual for us. “We are extremely overwhelmed with the positive reception we have

received from the local community since opening our new state of the art dealership in Koonwarra Road, Leongatha and I think the commitment we have made in our large investment only cements

that we are here to stay and here for the long haul.” If you haven’t been in to have a look at the beautiful new dealership or the massive range of new Holden vehicles on display at Leongatha Holden,

then make sure you take the time to drop in and see Russell and his friendly staff. “We also have access to over 100 used cars, so if you’re in the market for a quality used vehicle,

please give us a call,” Russell said. Leongatha Holden offers a full service and parts department with factory trained technicians on hand, and can service all makes and models.



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Nice lines: the rear of the Altima is as nice as its front.

All new: the Nissan Altima is now in showrooms and is looking good.

Nissan’s Altima passes all tests THE all new Nissan Altima has hit the streets and is set to impress.

Great look: the Altima has a standout grille which gives it a distinct look.

Race pedigree: the Altima made its debut in the V8 Supercars in 2013 and is now available in the showrooms.

Heads up: the Nissan Altima packs a whole lot of technology that is easy to use.

The mid-sized sedan has made its way into the show room after its race car equivalent debuted in the 2013 V8 Supercar Championship. This sophisticated and comfortable road going sedan offers Australian new car buyers a rich combination of style, value and driving enjoyment. The Nissan Altima comes with a choice of four different models hosting two responsive and efficient four and six cylinder engines, and the availability of a number of clever technologies. When you first see the Altima, its breathtaking body is obviously sophisticated and stylish. This mid-sized sedan presents Nissan’s unmistakeable design DNA in an elegant manner and offers customers the choice of six rich colours. Body coloured electric folding door mirrors with integrated turn indicators are fitted on all model grades while the Altima’s stylish front is finished with a chrome front grille to match the vehicle’s door handles and the rear is highlighted with LED tail lights. The Altima is available with a choice of two petrol engines: a 2.5 litre four cylinder engine with a power rating of 127kW and a peak torque of 230Nm, while the Ti-s model comes with a V6 unit that delivers 183kW/312Nm. Both engines are matched with Nissan’s next generation Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). On the road the Altima is responsive, grippy and safe but one cannot look past the stereo system supplied by BOSE. The premium BOSE audio system with nine speakers, colour seven-inch QVGA display, Bluetooth1 audio streaming and NissanConnect smartphone integration is available in the ST-L, Ti and Ti-S models. A plethora of abbreviations come standard with all models including ADAD, VDC, AUC, TCS, ABS, EBD, BA, as well as ELR front and rear seatbelts and a number of air bags. The Ti and Ti-S grades Nissan’s Intelligent Technology Suite including blind spot and lane departure warning, as well as moving object detection. While the new Altima likes to keep its wheels and tyres firmly planted on the road, its front bucket seats have a lessearthly design.

Using a new articulated seat shape that provides continuous support from the pelvis to the chest and distribution of localised deformation characteristics, the Altima’s ‘zero-gravity’ inspired front seats help reduce muscular and spinal loads and improve blood flow, thereby helping reduce fatigue over long periods behind the wheel. Seat surface perforations provide increased ventilation, breathability and comfort. Inside there is lots of room for five adults and leg room galore, which is perfect for a number of buyers. Get down to Edney’s Leongatha today to test drive the Altima Nissan.

Smart and stylish: a number of the Altima models come standard with satellite navigation built into the head unit.

Don’t run yellow lights THE Victorian Government has released a new digital advertisement to help Victorians understand the law surrounding yellow traffic lights. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells said while most Victorians did the right thing, a minority of road users put others in danger by speeding up on a yellow light. “Drivers are meant to slow down when the yellow light appears,” Mr Wells said. “If the green light switches to yellow and you have time to brake, that is what you should do. “Motorists are reminded that entering an intersection during a yellow light phase is an offence under road rule 57 of the Road Safety Road Rules 2009. “This new advertisements provide a timely reminder to Victorians that accelerating through a yellow traffic light is illegal and can result in a crash or an injured pedestrian.” Victoria Police assistant commissioner Bob Hill said the rules around yellow traffic lights are simple.

“Drivers who speed up to go through a yellow light are not only putting their own lives and the lives of other road users at risk; they are committing an offence,” Mr Hill said. “If you are approaching a set of traffic lights, be aware of what is going on around you. “You should be travelling at a speed that gives you the ability to stop safely when the light turns to yellow.” The digital animation informs viewers yellow is the beginning of red, not the end of green. The advertisement was produced by the Victorian Government after a recommendation from the Road Safety camera commissioner Gordon Lewis in his investigation into yellow light timings. “The yellow light web animation delivers on this recommendation in a short, simple and effective way, at low cost to the taxpayer,” Mr Wells said. “It will feature on the Coalition Government’s road safety website as well as websites of the road safety partners including the Department of Justice, TAC, VicRoads and Victoria Police.”

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - PAGE 29





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Loads of fun: Deni, Charlotte, Damini, Tai, (back) Martine and Ameya enjoy the ball pit at Apex Park.

Jump in: Katy from Wonthaggi can’t wait to play in the YMCA’s inflatable jumping castle.

Frisbees fly in Wonthaggi By Tayla Kershaw FRISBEES whizzed through the air at Wonthaggi Apex Park on Thursday morning. The YMCA collaborated with Bass Coast Shire Council to hold frisbee golf and family activities in Inverloch, Cape Paterson, San Remo, Wonthaggi, Kilcunda and Cowes. Children of all ages enjoyed a round of frisbee golf and bocce, and enjoyed the inflatable jumping castle and ball pit.

The activities days will feature in each town twice during a three week period. “It’s been quiet because of the weather but more people are hearing about it now,” YMCA’s Georgia Kaye-Helmot said. “We are in good, central locations that are close to town centres or where people are staying.” The program has been popular in the 10-12 year old age group but older children have shown interest. Frisbee golf has gained recognition and is a different game for any age

group. “It’s good family fun,” Georgia said. “I think it’s really positive and it is good for tourists who aren’t on the beach to have something to do.” The program has been good promotion for the YMCA. The program will run again in Wonthaggi on January 21.

Right, Catch: the YMCA’s Georgia KayeHelmot, Tom Beischer and Carissa Fisher lead the fun and games.

Wonthaggi kids love story time By Tayla Kershaw WONTHAGGI children gathered round for the first session of story time at the new Bass Coast Principal Library on Thursday morning.

Fun and gamers Creative fun: the Gippsland Gamers are bringing school holiday fun to Coal Creek Community Park and Museum at Korumburra this month with a range of activities every Thursday. The first session saw young pirates build their own ships and use them to battle for treasure while last week punters were shown how to

build their own medieval town. This Thursday, miniature painting is on the cards while the following is a role player taster. For more information or to book in call Coal Creek on 5655 1811. Here Leongatha’s James Fraser and program coordinator Owen Top get their medieval buildings off the ground.

Led by librarian Fiona Maud, the children enjoyed half an hour full of stories, singing, dancing and activities. Every week the children will be able to take home their creations after the activity. “It was a lovely day. When you look at their faces and see how they react and interact, that’s what I love,” Ms Maud said. Parent Rob Horsburgh from Wonthaggi said his son Euan “loves all the singing and the activities, but loves the new mat most of all.” Everyone is welcome

to these sessions. The sessions will run every Thursday morning for the rest of the year. In the beautiful new space, the children will learn how to listen and work in a group, which will set them up for kinder and school. Wonthaggi’s avid reader Violet Scott said, “I’ve been to story time before and I like all the books and activities in the new library.” Story time is a great experience for parents as a social activity as well. It gives them the opportunity to meet the people they will interact with during their child’s schooling years.

Cut and paste: Euan and Rob Horsburgh enjoy the story time activities.

Inverloch VICSWIM sells out FOR the first time, a VICSWIM program is running in Anderson Inlet at Inverloch this summer, and the response has been overwhelming. Kellie Ellingworth, VICSWIM Summer Kidz coordinator, said they have had 180 children enrolled in the program, which is remarkable for a first time venue. “Realistically, we would have been stoked if we got 60 kids over the three weeks. We started with

two teachers each day, and quickly increased it to three,” she said. “We could have easily increased it to four or five.” VICSWIM is a government funded program, helping to keep it affordable for participants. It is a three week program and runs between 10am and 1pm each day. Ms Ellingworth said the Inverloch program is an open water venue, which in particular has become extremely popular, allowing participants to enjoy the open wa-

ter experience in a safe and educational environment. “Open water venues have a different attraction. A lot of kids learn to swim in a pool, but are not necessarily encouraged to swim in the ocean,” she said. “The VICSWIM program teaches kids what to do in open water situations, and as soon as enrolments opened it went off.” The enrolments for the Inverloch program were filled quickly.

Story time: Delilah Edwards and Chelsea Ball choose a book to read together.

Loving library: Violet Scott was excited to read new books.

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Driving force: Kate Adkins from Events by Kate, Stony Creek Racing Club CEO, Ralph Gallagher, special guest speaker Carolyn Creswell and sponsor Kylie Hodge from Haze Boutique were thrilled with the Ladies Day turnout.

Social time: Cheryl Lamb from Leongatha caught up with Kerrie Baker and Julie Curtis from Berrys Creek.

Elegance wins the race STONY Creek racecourse was brimming with fashion and style last week, when the venue hosted Ladies Day.

More than 160 guests filled the Haze ladies marquee. Coordinator of the day Kate Adkins from Events By Kate welcomed the support of major sponsor Haze Boutique and other sponsors including Rusty Windmill, the Duck Hutt, Influence on Dusk and Body

First Health and Fitness. “It’s a fantastic day for women to have a day out and support the Stony Creek Racing Club,” Ms Adkins said. The ladies were joined by CEO of Carman’s Foods and guest speaker Carolyn Creswell. The proud mother and wife and has developed Carman’s to become the number one muesli brand on Australian supermarket Fun day: Faye Rump and Heather Atkins from shelves.

Girls together: Kate Smith, Sasha Holderhead and Jill Martin enjoyed a fun day in the ladies marquee.

Inverloch had a great day.

Dressing up: sisters Jacinta Johnston and Renae Littlejohn from Leongatha frocked up for the ladies day at Stony.

Welcome to Stony: Kristy Leys (left) from Inverloch hosted Melbourne friends, Janet Everist, Suzanne Lake and Sarah Adamson. They are pictured with Kate Adkins (right) from Events By Kate.

Dedicated racing fans: friends Gwen Rowe and Jo Thomas travelled from The Basin to attend the Stony Creek Ladies Day. Jo also managed to back a few winners on the day!

Sharing racing spirit: main sponsor Kylie Hodge, (Second from left) from Haze Boutique at Inverloch invited friends Annie Wilson and Jackie Purnell from Traralgon. They are pictured with Sharon Dalrymple from Inverloch.

Elegant and stylish: fashion winners, from left, Mel Harris second, Kate Egan third, Sasha Holderhead, best headpiece, Trina Anderson most unique outfit and Lady of the Day, Marsha Livingstone all looked stunning.

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Smart food scores top marks That is why the Victorian Government’s Better Health website urges parents to pack healthy snacks for morning tea, and ensure children have breakfast. “It is important to encourage breakfast. A good night’s sleep followed by food in the morning helps your child stay active and concentrate at school,” the website states.

“It also means your child is less likely to be too hungry during the morning and it can help with performance at school. Be a role model and let your child see you eat breakfast too. “A bowl of cereal with milk and fresh or stewed fruit is a great starter for the whole family.” A packed lunch from home ensures your children receive the nutrients and energy levels they needs. Better Health suggests these healthy lunch ideas: • sandwiches or pita bread with cheese, lean meat, hummus and salad;


running around, playing and learning, children will appreciate an after school snack. Some children will only eat small amounts at the evening meal, so make sure the afternoon snack is nutritious, not just high in energy. Snack suggestions include: • a sandwich with a glass of milk; • cereal and fruit; and • a bowl of soup and toast.

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Everything you need YOUR local newsagent, Nextra Leongatha Officesmart, has your back-to-school needs covered. Corrie Hemming, manager of the stationery department, explained the Leongatha newsagency’s policy of stocking an extensive range of products. “We’re a one-stop shop for back to school,” she said. The newsagent endeavours to have everything students need for starting the school year. Nextra supplies traditional school items for children of all ages such as pens and pencils, felt-tipped pens, pacers and exercise books. For more senior students, they also provide accessories such as rulers, compasses, protractors and calculators. As far as the high-tech side of things is concerned, the newsagent has USB sticks as well as a range of ink cartridges for printers and printer quality paper. For storing school work, there is a range of folders, binders, display books and lever-arch files, and for protecting school books there are adhesive book covering products in bright and funky designs, as well as the traditional transparent styles. Lunchboxes, lunch bags and drink bottles are ready to store students’ lunches and drinks for those hot summer days. Nextra also covers art supplies such as paints and brushes, coloured pencils, sketch pads and large sized coloured card. Textbooks for all the Leongatha schools are available, as well as dictionaries and thesauruses. Ms Hemming says the book department can also order in textbooks for schools not currently covered, to save people the inconvenience of shopping away from the town. Nextra’s back-to-school sale lasts until February 16.

School supplies: Mikaela Witherow of Nextra Leongatha Officesmart displays Derwent pencils and a colourful lunch bag.

First day tips WITH school just around the corner, the summer holidays are a good time for parents to reinforce what their child can expect on their first day at school. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development offers these tips to help prepare your child: • show your child where the school is and talking about how they will get there; • arrange playtimes with other families whose children will be going to the same school as your child – it helps if your child knows another child at their school before they start; • practising the things your child will need to do to get ready for school (such as putting things in their bag and remembering to take a hat); • confirming your before and/or afterschool care arrangements; • being positive about starting school and enjoying your child’s excitement; and • asking the school what time school starts on the first day and where to take

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Antarctic experience inspires Gunn MAGICAL environments have inspired a collection of prints and collages at Gecko Studio Gallery at Fish Creek.


Mandy Gunn Sub Zero Sub Aqua Sublime monoprints and collages GEC4810103

January 19 to February 15 Opening Sunday January 19 2 - 5pm. All welcome.

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Wonthaggi Theatrical Group presents…

Sub Zero Sub Aqua Sublime - Mandy Gunn - Monoprints and collages, will open this Sunday, January 19 between 2pm-5pm. The show continues until February 15. Gunn’s exhibition is inspired by her visits to Antarctica and also the Great Barrier Reef, and highlights the sensitivity of these environments. The Tarwin Lower artist visited Antarctica two years ago and that part of the exhibition is referred to by the Sub Zero element of the exhibition’s title. Sub Aqua refers to art inspired by the reef, with some layered prints created by printing with soft coral washed from the reef and onto the beach near where her daughter lives in Queensland. Sublime reflects the fact Antarctica and the reef are endangered environments and vulnerable to human influences: the development of coal ports in the case of the reef and mineral exploration in Antarctica. “This is kind of my way of protesting against the wrecking of these beautiful places,” Gunn said. Her monoprints are unique works, one off prints that cannot be replicated, and in that respect are similar to paintings. Gunn came to Australia from England in 1966, and has since completed numerous tertiary qualifications in art. She has exhibited widely, with solo shows this year at Meeniyan Art Gallery and Tamworth Regional Gallery, numerous exhibitions in Melbourne and also in the Latrobe Valley. Gunn has participated in group exhibitions as far away as Queensland and New South Wales, and won many prizes, including first prize in Gippsland’s Creative Waste show in 2012. Her work has appeared in many publications and she has taught widely in private classes and also at RMIT.

SOUTH GIPPSLAND YOUTH THEATRE Presents an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”

Audiences loved it so much in 2013, we're doing it again…


“Bend it Like Broadway” is a cabaret-style concert with a twist. Your favourite Broadway tunes delivered in a fresh and surprising way, by the stars of recent WTG shows.

Broadway comes to Wonthaggi THE Wonthaggi Theatrical Group is airing its first offering in a bumper year of local theatre, with its second season of the successful Bend it like Broadway to be staged in February.

Performances are at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, Graham St, Wonthaggi for three shows only: • 8 pm on Friday, 14 February (it’s Valentine’s Day - why not surprise your Valentine with a night out?) • 8 pm on Saturday, 15 February • 2 pm matinee on Sunday, 16 February.

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Tickets are $25 (adult) and $20 (concession), available from the Wonthaggi Workmens’ Club, 75 Graham St, Wonthaggi (phone 5672 1083). Credit card facilities are available, and the club is open 7 days a week. Why not stay for a drink or a meal when you're buying your tickets. Don't miss out – book early – you know WTG shows always sell out!!

Far reaching: Mandy Gunn in her Tarwin Lower studio with prints created after her journey to Antarctica. She toured the southern continent on the same ship that was recently stuck in ice there.

Performances: Parish Hall, Queen Street, Korumburra Dates: Monday 20 - Thursday 23 January @7pm

Admission: Adults $12, Child/concession $10 includes a light supper. Support your community and local youth a fun-filled evening for all ages is guaranteed!

s w e i v e R


Genre: Action/Drama/Thriller. Starring: Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley & Kenneth Branagh. This original story follows a young Jack from 9/11, through his tour of duty in Afghanistan, which scarred him forever, and into his early days as a junior analyst in the Covert Financial Intelligence Unit of the modern CIA. Under the guardianship of his handler, Harper, Jack inadvertently uncovers evidence of an imminent terrorist attack and with no intelligence to verify his discovery is promoted to field agent and sent to Moscow to continue his investigation. Once in Moscow, he soon encounters Viktor Cherevin, an enigmatic billionaire, at the center of a plot to cripple the global economy. The film is directed by Kenneth Branagh and is based on the character of Jack Ryan created by bestselling author Tom Clancy.

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The show will be held on Friday, February 14 (evening), Saturday, February 15 (evening) and Sunday, February 16 (matinee) in the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre. This highly charged Broadway concert with a difference (a bend!) is entertaining, poignant and just a great night out. Will Hanley and Karen Milkins-Hen-

dry have collaborated with an extremely talented cast of 11 to create a feast of well known Broadway numbers which are either role reversed (boys sing girls’ song and the other way around), twisted in context or just plain comical. Building on the success of last year this concert promises even more laughs, emotion and drama with ensemble work being a strong feature. Group members are really looking forward to sharing this show with you and starting 2014 on a theatrical bent! Tickets are available now at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club, 75 Graham Street, Wonthaggi (phone 5672 1083).

Alice bound for to Gippsland THE IDEA of South Gippsland Youth Theatre was spawned in early 2013 when Sidney and Leonie Somerville-Smith were discussing talents they both possessed but hadn’t used for many years. Korumburra appeared to offer various sporting opportunities however, the availability of youth theatre wasn’t as apparent and became the catalyst for the formation of South Gippsland Youth Theatre. As relative newcomers, enquiries were made by interested parties at Lyric and from local parents and it was discovered there was a need for a youth theatre in the area. Sidney and Leonie decided it would be a great community enterprise! Currently there are about 15 children attending South Gippsland Youth Theatre and they are talented and enthusiastic. Alice in Gippsland presents original music and lyrics and is full of unusual

characters, including the Queen of Starts appropriately named as she starts a sentence and can’t remember how to finish it. A new character is introduced to the story – a wardrobe malfunctioning Evil Queen, Kakadont from Kakadoo who loves uranium mining. Krazy Kanga replaces the Mad Hatter, Bilby replaces the white rabbit and the Gippy Cow replaces the Cheshire Cat. Performances will be held at the Parish Hall, Queen Street, Korumburra from Monday, January 20 to Thursday, January 23 at 7pm. Admission is $12 for adults, and $10 for children/concession and includes a light supper. A fun-filled evening is guaranted for all ages. Bookings can be made at Burra Sports and Cycles, 59 Commercial Street, Korumburra or phone 0425 714 944. Alternatively, you can buy tickets at the door.

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Dance like a star EVER felt like moving to the beat when listening to your favourite song? Here is a chance to learn how to dance with style. Lisa Pellin Dancers in Leongatha is now offering summer classes for children and teenagers at its studio in Leongatha every Tuesday until school resumes. Dance play for young children is held from 9am till 9.30am, followed by introduction to dance for children aged five to seven years from 10.15am11.15am, covering jazz, tap

Left, On stage: Lisa Pellin Dancers staged their show A Decade of Dance at Wonthaggi in December. Among the performers were, back from left, Sioban Cooper, Laura Richmond, middle, Ashleigh Geary, Shae Phillips, Mckenzie Wilson, Casey Stoops and, front, Sophie Wright.

and ballet. Eight to 11 year olds can enjoy hip hop classes from 11.15am-12.15pm, and then hip hop for children aged 12 and over is held from 12.15pm-1.15pm. All classes are just $5 a session. “Dance is just great fun,” school principal Lisa Pellin said. “It’s an activity that gives children a great start to wherever they want to go. It teaches them confidence and time management.” Boys only classes are held and according to Lisa, they just love them. Enrolments are now being taken for classes at the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre and the Leongatha studio in Watsons Road (industrial estate).

Enrolments will be taken at the Foster arts centre on Wednesday, January 29 from 4pm-5.30pm, and at the Leongatha studio on Friday, January 31, from 4pm-5.30pm. “In term one there are a lot of fun activities and its all about really enjoying dance. In term two, we start building the children up ready for the concert at the end of the year,” Lisa said. She is joined at her dance school by teachers Cassie Van Hoorn, acrobatic coach Emily Hughes, hip hip teacher Lauren Mitchelson and Monique Goss, as well as regular guest teachers. To find out more or to enroll for classes this year, phone the school on 5662 5452.

Planning your wedding?

There will be numerous exhibitors there to help you create your perfect wedding – from your hair, to the flowers, to your own specially designed stationery. Family and friends will also have the

chance to choose a perfect wedding present be it a massage, a facial or maybe a portrait. If you fancy making a grand entrance, how about arriving in the horse drawn wedding carriage provided by Horseman Carriages who can also be found outside the community centre on the day of the wedding expo. In addition, you will have the chance of winning a prize in the raffle which will be run and drawn on the day. All the prizes have been gen-

erously donated by local businesses including Hartley Wells, Henriettas, Pulhams, l’Oreal, Panthers Menswear and Enjo. Kate Adkins, of Events by Kate, will be on the microphone keeping everyone up to date with proceedings and talking to all

the exhibitors, while Marty Box will provide background music throughout the day. A highlight will be a display of wedding gowns on loan for the occasion from Pomegranate in Leongatha which will be augmented with suits provided

by Panthers Menswear. Towards the end of the afternoon, prior to the drawing of the raffle, there will be a fashion parade featuring clothing from Pomegranate which you may well wish to wear as a guest at the next wedding you attend.


WHETHER you are newly engaged or already into planning your wedding, don’t miss the wedding expo at the Sandy Point Community Centre on Sunday, January 19 starting at 10am.


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Water waste

By Tayla Kershaw

WONTHAGGI became water wise after a visit from South Gippsland Water on Thursday morning. Representatives Ros Griggs and Amy Love offered efficient water saving tips from 11am until 2pm outside Connell’s Bakery. As the weather heats up, South

Gippsland Water prepared Wonthaggi residents with a mountain of giveaways. These included soil wetter sachets, fertiliser sachets, trigger nozzles, tap connectors, four minute shower timers, system displacement bags and shower heads with flow restrictions limited to nine litres. They encourage customers of South Gippsland Water to be more water conscious and will be visiting towns from as far west as Wonthag-

gi, as far east as Yarram and as far north as Nyora. “We are really happy to be out there face to face with our customers and helping them to save water this summer,” Ms Love said. Several customers agreed their approachable service and giveaways were “a great Christmas present.” South Gippsland Water’s next stop will be Leongatha and Korumburra.

HUNTER Michael Starick was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on November 25, 2013 to Donna and Bradley Starick of Wonthaggi.

JOSEPH Alan McDonnell was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on November 28, 2013 to Rachael and Benjamin McDonnell of Cape Paterson.

Handy tips: Ros Griggs and Amy Love of South Gippsland Water offered water saving advice and giveaways to all customers, including a flow restricting shower head.

Meeniyan carols magic Carols by glowlight: South Gippsland Concert Band enlivened the Meeniyan Town Hall on Christmas Eve, for the town’s annual Christmas carols concert. Above, LINCOLN Tyler Martin was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on December 20, 2013 to Makayla and Wade Martin of Inverloch. Left, JACK Rayment was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on December 18, 2013 to Naomi Tiziani and Michael Rayment of Wonthaggi.

Road revamp to resume WORKS will soon start again to complete the remaining repairs on the Fish Creek-Foster Road, at Fish Creek. From today Tuesday, January 14, crews will return to finish repair works to the road, which was severely damaged during heavy rain in November last year. While the road was reopened under temporary conditions in mid December 2013, to cater for peak holiday traffic in the area, further earthworks to stabilise the area and the final road surface layers still need to be completed. The road will remain open in coming weeks while the works are finished, however there will be some delays due to temporary lane closures and reduced speed limits. VicRoads urges all those passing through the area to slow down and adhere to all temporary conditions for both your own safety and that of workers nearby the road.

Not long: VicRoads will soon complete repairs on the Fish Creek-Foster Road.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - PAGE 41

Rangers sign on at the Prom

PARKS Victoria’s new crew of seasonal rangers are heading out to parks around the state to help out during its busiest season. The team of 38 rangers includes 11 marine specialists who will be based at various coastal parks and reserves to help with summer visitor programs. Wilsons Promontory National Park will be host

to two seasonal rangers this season: Annie Guillaume and Caitlin Polack. Annie and Caitlin will be providing a significant contribution to the Prom’s annual summer discovery program, delivering daily activities to visiting families along with assisting the team on environmental and asset management works. Recently Annie and Caitlin assisted Birdlife Australia to trap, tag and release a pair

of endangered Hooded Plovers on Squeaky Beach. This valuable work will continue over the summer period, where they will be working to recruit volunteers to help protect these tiny beach nesting birds and their vulnerable offspring from predatory birds and foxes and unsuspecting visitors. Caitlin Polack is a student at Latrobe University where she is currently completing a Bachelor of Bio-

logical Science and Wildlife Conservation Biology. She is looking forward to getting to know more about this beautiful area and the state. Annie Guillaume, the Prom’s marine seasonal ranger, has just completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours at Monash University, majoring in ecology and conservation and marine and freshwater biology. “I’m looking forward to sharing my passion about

Out there: Annie Guillaume, a marine seasonal ranger at Wilson’s Promontory, is putting her marine studies to use.

marine and coastal environments with families visiting the Prom,” she said. Brett Mitchell, ranger in charge- Wilsons Promontory National Park said having

extra help was a bonus at this time of year. “Seasonal rangers also benefit from their summer stint with Parks Victoria by learning practical and man-

agement skills through a wide range of projects. For those aspiring to become full time rangers it’s also a great hands on and fun experience,” he said.

Community Bank branch Standout show notches up 15 years TOORA and District Community Bank Branch will celebrate its 15th birthday this week. Chairman Robert Liley said directors of the local community company were thrilled with the steady progress of the branch, which has grown to give back hundreds of thousands of dollars in community contributions. “It has been a very successful 15 years for our Community Bank branch as local residents, traders and business people continue to put their support behind the business,” Mr Liley said. “Achieving $110 million in banking business also marks an important milestone for our business, which is continuing to record a healthy monthly surplus.”

Mr Liley said Toora and District Community Bank Branch was established with the aim of strengthening the local community, and thanked locals for their continuing support. “Since the day we opened the doors to our Community Bank branch in January 1999, we have been committed to the future prosperity of Toora and its surrounds,” he said. “After 15 years our commitment to supporting projects determined by the local community has only become stronger. “This week, we celebrate a significant achievement which the board, staff and community should be extremely proud of. “As our profitability grows, so too will our ability to channel a percentage of our profits into community projects

and organisations and also to reward our loyal contributors”. To celebrate its birthday and say thank you to local residents, Toora and District Community Bank Branch will be holding a community party on Friday, January 24. Birthday celebrations will kick off opposite the branch at 4pm, with a jumping castle, face painting, a visit from Bendigo Bank mascot Piggy and a sausage sizzle. “We are also hosting a dinner for our contributors on February 6, 2014,” Mr Liley said. “So if you are a contributor, don’t forget to RSVP!” For further information about the birthday celebrations, contact Toora and District Community Bank Branch on 5686 2000.

CARP Productions will present two special performances at libraries in Bass Coast and South Gippsland tomorrow, January 15. The two free performances will be held at the Leongatha Library and the new Wonthaggi Library as part of the annual Summer Reading Club. “Carp Productions performed at our libraries last summer and they blew audiences away with their hilarious antics,” said Summer Reading Club organiser Tina Winch. “They were such fun we had to get them back this year to present their

new production Scared Silly.” Ms Winch said last year’s productions sold out, and attendees should book quickly if they wished to nab one of the free tickets. “Like all library programs, these story-telling

performances are free, but we do need families to register online to ensure we have room on the day,” she said. Bookings can be made at www.wgrlc.eventbrite. or call 5622 2849 for assistance.

Entertainment time: come along to Wonthaggi and Leongatha libraries tomorrow (Wednesday) for two free shows by Carp Productions.


Please join us in celebrating the official opening of the VDP Ecological Reserve – the new 225 ha community coastal park surrounding the Victorian Desalination Plant. Enjoy a day of family activities: explore the eight kilometres of trails and wetlands, get up close to some of the Bass Coast's beautiful bird life from the bird hide (as well as some of the area's more scaly critters!) get an overview of the desalination plant from the reserve's viewing platforms, and take a sneak peak at the heart of the plant from the special viewing gallery. Free shuttle buses will run every 15 minutes from the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve between 9.45 am and 2.30pm. Booking are essential as places are limited. Bookings close on January 28, 2014 Reserve your seat online at or by calling the VDP community contact line on 1800 811 214.

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Horsin’ Around

Equine needs covered

THE Korumburra Veterinary Clinic has recently added a double bay equine crush with holding paddocks to further enhance services available to horse owners. Their equine services include reproductive ultrasonography, pregnancy diagnosis using ultrasonography and artificial insemination using fresh, chilled and frozen semen.

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craft, via Pony Club Victoria. He urges riders to show their horse in the best possible way and to ensure your horse is in the right frame of mind. Before entering the ring, allow enough time for the last minute touch up, wipe your horse over with a soft clean cloth, remove stray hairs and dust, and touch up the hoofs. “First impressions are very important and the minute you enter the ring, the judge will be looking for the outstanding animals and getting a feel of the class generally with a

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Farming Insight

Pasture roadshow focuses on balanced nutrition FARMERS and graziers are invited to attend a free pasture nutrition information session next week, focusing on balanced nutrition. The pasture roadshow is coming to MG Trading in Gippsland to support farmers with the latest pasture nutrition information for a productive start to 2014. The information sessions are being held on: • Wednesday, January 15 at 10am at MG Trading Korumburra, 40 Princes Street, Korumburra; and • Wednesday, January 15 at 1pm at Incitec Pivot Fertilisers’ fertiliser centre, Neals Road, Buffalo. Keynote speaker for the roadshow, Lee Menhenett, technical agronomist with Incitec Pivot Fertilisers, said staying on track with a balanced fertiliser program was vital to ongoing farm productivity. Mr Menhenett will guide farmers about a range of nutrient issues, including the re-

lationship between soil phosphorus fertility and carrying capacity. He will present case studies on how carrying capacity has been profitably increased through strategic fertiliser application. “The analysis of results from the Nutrient Advantage laboratory shows there are still many farms where soil phosphorus and sulphur levels are less than optimal,” he said. “Annual inputs of water soluble phosphorus and sulphate sulphur are also needed to maintain productivity in beef, sheep and dairy pasture systems.” Mr Menhenett will use recent field trial results to show how SuPerfect fertiliser applied in autumn can help improve winter feed production. “Good soil fertility can go a long way towards creating an adequate feed wedge leading in to winter, as well as maximising pasture growth through the colder months,” he said. Other topics to be covered at the ses-

sions include an assessment of alternative fertilisers and the importance of spatial distribution of phosphorus. Mr Menhenett will discuss how low analysis fertilisers can improve the distribution of nutrients in pastures compared with high analysis fertilisers. “SuPerfect is a tried and true fertiliser supplying balanced nutrition to legumebased pasture systems,” he said. Mr Menhenett will be joined by staff from MG Trading for the five local pasture nutrition information sessions. Farmers and graziers are invited to attend a session. For more information, contact MG Trading Korumburra on 5655 1166.

Right, Sharing knowledge: Lee Menhenett from Incitec Pivot Fertilisers is encouraging farmers to attend a free pasture information session as part of this summer’s roadshow.

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Farming Insight

Opening sale: Vic and Liam Lidstone from Toora were at the first sheep sale of the year in Koonwarra last Thursday. They had some stud rams in the sale.

Now buying for China - Unjoined Holstein Heifers 100-180kg, 180-320kg - Unjoined Jersey Heifers 130-160KG, 180kg plus

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Sale savvy: from left, Matt, Abbey and Danny McCaughan from Pound Creek at the Koonwarra store sale at Koonwarra last Thursday. Mr McCaughan said they were just looking, but would keep an eye out for a bargain.

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Out and about: Carol Cashin from Pound Creek with her great grandchildren, Danielle and William Cashin from Toora at Koonwarra’s first store sale of the year last Thursday. ALE5760193



Trade cattle in fine form THERE were approximately 500 steers and bullocks, 600 cows, 60 bulls and 500 young cattle penned. The usual buying group was present but not all operating. Quality was generally good with a large proportion of both the grown and trade sections displaying good finish. Trade cattle were well supplied and the better drafts attracted some competition, while the plainer lines were not well received by processors with restockers operating on the suitable lots. The grown steers and bullocks held some very good quality, however there were several lots which spent too long in the paddock and arrived at the sale

Store sale Thursday, January 9 Total yarding: 652. Steers: L.R. & J.M. Boyd, Korumburra, 1 x $830; L.N. & V.L. McLeod, Won Wron, 9 x $714; B.S. Cantwell Lstk, Toora, 2 x $700; H. Hanratty, Welshpool, 2 x $684; G.C. & G.S. Thompson, Doomburrim, 4 x $670; B. & A. Watson, Denison, 1 x $650. Heifers: N.B. & L.J. Smith, Pound Creek, 2 x $475; R.J. & M.J. Bowron, Sandy Point, 10 x $460; K.J. & M.L. Fisher, Tarwin South, 11 x $448; C. & C. Eagleton, Fish Creek, 1 x $385; J.W. Kemper, Leongatha, 1 x $375; A.J. Fahey, Welshpool, 6 x $320. Cows and calves: Lionel Holdings, Yanakie, 8 x $1210; G.S. & N.J. Reid, Korumburra, 1 x $770; W.J. Rees, Kongwak, 3 x $750.

carrying too much condition and/or weight. Prices were generally a little easier for the prime categories and bulls than the limited final sale of 2013, but similar for the cows. A handful of good vealers sold to the trade from 175c to 209c/kg. Yearling trade steers made between 175c and 190c with a few pens of extra heavy weights between 182c and 190c/kg. The well finished yearling heifers sold between 140c and 185c/kg. Grown steers made from 167c and 181c/kg. Bullocks sold from 158c to 179c/kg. Grown heifers

showing good finish were well supplied making between 132c and 165c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers sold between 138c and 143c with the crossbred portion between 145c and 163c/kg. Light and medium weight cows made from 80c to 130c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold from 108c to 135c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made mostly between 113c and 145c/kg. The next sale draw January 15 & 16: 1. SEJ, 2. Landmark, 3. David Phelan, 4. Alex Scott, 5. Rodwells, 6. Elders.

Wednesday, January 8 BULLOCKS 18 P.F. & P.A. O’Loughlin, Nerrena 14 W.T. & C.O. Bodman, Yarram 19 V.M. & E.J. White, Kilmany 2 P. & B. Fox, Hazelwood 1 H.T. & P.R. Goldsmith, Dumbalk 2 Hengstberger/Lloyd, Dumbalk North STEERS 1 SJC Farms, Thorpdale 3 A. & P. Maple, Tarraville 1 Tidal Views P/L, Waratah North 2 G.T. & C. Cummaudo, Mirboo North 8 N.R. & L.J. Andrews, Mirboo North 5 Hengstberger/Lloyd, Dumbalk North COWS 4 J. & S. Kelly, Korumburra 9 Burndale Nom, Kongwak 10 SJC Farms, Thorpdale 8 R.S. & J.M. Smith, Woranga 3 N. & G. Stollery, Yarram 1 H.T. & P.R. Goldsmith, Dumbalk HEIFERS 1 SJC Farms, Thorpdale 3 Y.J. Wood, Jeeralang 2 G.T. & C. Cummaudo, Mirboo North 1 L.J. & M.M. Overall, Waratah 5 N. Carbone, Narracan South 14 Hengstberger/Lloyd, Dumbalk North BULLS 1 K. & M. Garrett, Rosedale 1 J. & V. Brugman, Welshpool 1 J.S. & A.M. Blackshaw, Leongatha 1 SJC Farms, Thorpdale 1 D. McKenzie, Yarram 1 A. & R. Verboon, Korumburra

565kg 651kg 631kg 687kg 610kg 590kg

189.6 182.0 180.6 180.0 179.6 179.2

$1071.00 $1186 $1140.63 $1237.50 $1095.56 $1057.28

400kg 340kg 400kg 485kg 415kg 521kg

208.6 190.0 186.6 185.0 180.0 179.2

$834.40 $646.00 $746.40 $897.25 $748.13 $933.63

631kg 612kg 681kg 611kg 663kg 625kg

135.0 134.2 133.6 133.0 133.0 132.6

$852.00 $821.00 $910.00 $813.00 $882.00 $828.00

425kg 446kg 387kg 350kg 503kg 501kg

190.0 180.0 175.0 175.0 165.0 162.2

$807.50 $804.00 $678.13 $612.50 $829.95 $812.74

840kg 1090kg 905kg 1010kg 1045kg 730kg

144.6 140.0 138.2 138.0 137.0 135.0

$1214.00 $1526.00 $1250.00 $1393.00 $1431.00 $985.00

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - PAGE 45

Farming Insight

Mixed offering draws 100 - there was even a flame thrower

By Laura Gibb A CROWD of around 100 people came to the clearing sale at

Lindeith, 8455 Bass Highway, Leongatha, last Friday.

The warm, fine morning brought out many curi-

ous and interested people for the sale, which offered everything from tractors to a flame thrower from an outside vendor. Fortunately the property

has ample parking for visitors and a well maintained driveway. The clearing sale followed November’s auction in which Geoff Bond sold the 65 acre property for an undisclosed sum of more than $830,000. Items for sale from the farm included a Massey Ferguson 240 tractor and a Massey Ferguson 178 trac-

tor with forks and bucket. The 240 tractor sold for $10,000 to the new owners of the property, while the 178 tractor sold for $5250 to a buyer from Dumbalk. The mood on the day was positive and low-key, with friends and neighbours catching up for a chat. A Yamaha Bear Tracker quad motorbike sold for $1000 and a JTS slasher

for $1200. Other items included a Stihl chainsaw, an angle grinder, tyres and various smaller items. Other unusual items

were left-hand golf clubs and a thigh trainer. Auctioneer Glenn Wright reported Mr Bond was happy with the result of the clearing sale.




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public notices LAND ACT 1958 Notice is hereby given that it is the intention of the Department of Sustainability and Environment to grant a licence under Section 130 of the Land Act 1958 to Kufner Textiles (Australia) Pty Ltd over Government Road within Lot 2 on PS609455, Parish of Lang Lang East for the purposes of Grazing. Further information or comments can be lodged with the Property Officer, Tamika Darragh on (03) 5172 2189 within 14 days. Ref:15L10.7245:#72835.


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Certain restrictions on the lighting of fires are in force during the Fire Restriction Period. Information about fire restrictions within the Country Area of Victoria can be obtained from, your local CFA District Offi ce or Municipal Fire Prevention Officer. Information about fire restrictions within the Fire Protected Area can be obtained from, or your local DEPI Fire District Officer.

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public notices ANDERSON INLET ANGLING CLUB Market Day raffle winners: First prize: fishing gear Kayleb Henderson. Second prize: RACV voucher - D. Bethune. Third prize: marine ice box, $100 - Ken Fraser. Fourth prize: electric kettle - John Sutcliffe.

STAMP & COIN FAIR SATURDAY JANUARY 18 9am - 4pm ANGLICAN CHURCH HALL FOSTER Dealers attending. Buying and selling. Special display of World War 1 memorabilia ENTRY - GOLD COIN DONATION

Contact Lindsay 5664 7309 or Bev 5688 1018 Corner Inlet Stamp Club

BOAT LICENCE COURSE Vic. Marine Licence with Jetski endorsement

INVERLOCH Tuesday, January 21 6pm - 10pm BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Phone Bob: 0417 524 005 Approved TSV course ABN 43080057923

PAVEMENT REHABILITATION WORKS QR CONSTRUCTION (GIPPSLAND) Pty Ltd wish to advise that they will be carrying out pavement rehabilitation works on behalf of VicRoads commencing between:-

20th January 2014 – 24th January 2014 at: Barry Road, Agnes Ch 1.92 - 2.36km and 28th January 2014 - 31st January 2014 at: Fish Creek-Foster Road Ch 7.34 - 9.96km There will be minor delays whilst these works are carried out. QR CONSTRUCTION apologise for any inconvenience. Any queries can be directed to Project Manager Peter Mueller on 0419 531 084

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DAIRY ASSISTANT A FULL OR PART TIME PERSON is required for a modern and well maintained progressive dairy, with the opportunity to learn. No special qualifications are required but must be adaptable, willing to learn and physically fit. Machinery operating or calf rearing experience would be advantageous. Driving licence and references are essential. Koonwarra area. Contact Mike 0488 055 664

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - PAGE 47

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EXCAVATOR OPERATOR Must have all relevant tickets and licences MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE Phone 0438 056 987

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situations vacant

A QUALIFIED CABINET MAKER is required for a small but growing business in Fish Creek The successful applicant must be experienced in all aspects of cabinet making as well as installation. Driver’s licence a must. Applications by appointment, Jason Pell 0429 832 693

MILKING and farming duties. Looking for a person experienced in dairy agriculture, interested in working with an existing team to manage a high quality stud Holstein herd at Leongatha North. Full or part time position available. Please phone Matthew on 0407-365430 or Rob after 7pm on 5668-6257.

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

EXCAVATOR / DOZER OPERATOR GPS experience preferred, Leongatha based. Ref: Exc / Dozer Lga Email:

DIESEL/AGRICULTURAL MECHANIC Gendore Tractors and Machinery Pty Ltd A progressive Agricultural Machinery Dealership in South Gippsland requires a full-time Diesel Mechanic experienced with Agricultural Machinery to work at our Leongatha workshop. We require a person with: • Full qualifications - Agricultural Industry • Good communication skills • Able to work well with customers and fellow staff members. • Ability to work unsupervised • Wages negotiable. Applications in writing should be addressed to: Service Manager Gendore Tractors & Machinery Pty Ltd 82-84 Yarragon Road, Leongatha, Vic. 3953 Phone: 5662 4044 or email

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UnitingCare Gippsland is a quality accredited community service agency. The Agency has a vision of a healthy Gippsland, where disadvantage and inequity are challenged. UnitingCare Gippsland has the following vacancy at Dala Lidj Woolum Bellum Kindergarten Morwell:

Kindergarten Teacher Further information is available at: or call Pam Porter on 5152 9600 UnitingCare Gippsland interviews in the interests of safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

PROPERTY MANAGER A vacancy currently exists in our busy Foster office for a versatile, well presented, self-motivated person to manage our residential rental department. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate a willingness to grow the business with a strong focus on customer service utilising excellent communication and organisational skills. Experience with Console would be an advantage however not essential. Applicants should hold an Agents Representative Licence or be willing to gain this qualification immediately. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established Company which places great emphasis on creating a wonderful team environment for all employees. Salary is negotiable dependant on suitable experience. Written applications for this position, including a current CV, should be addressed to: Mrs Andrea Funnell Stevens Egan Johnston Pty Ltd Private Bag 12 LEONGATHA VIC 3953 Applications close 5pm, Friday 31st January 2014

We stock the largest range of New push and ride-on mowers in South Gippsland, including - Honda,Victa, Greenfield, Deutscher, Cab Cadet, MTD, Masport, Toro, Yard Machines & Rover from $149. Professional repairs and service for ALL mower makes and models. Husqvarna Specialist. Also stocking a large range of parts and accessories. We also have a large range of secondhand mowers available.

MOTORCYCLES & POWER EQUIPMENT Cnr Allison & South Gippsland Hwy, Leongatha. L.M.C.T. 2714

Ph: 5662 2028

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SHARE HOUSE in Korumburra, 10 minute walk to CBD. Non-smoker. Suit male. $100 per week plus expenses. 0467625279.

CANOPY BED and mattress, double size. Make offer. 5672-4665.

CAR KEY with IGA tag and plain key, lost week before Christmas. Ph: 5664-4344.

CARAVAN 2006 Regent Grand Tourer SL, immaculate condition. Full en suite. Comes with full annexe (as new) and protective cover. $39,000. Contact 5185-1496 or 0428-516596.

WHITE “Staffy” dog with white patch on one eye. Lost in Mt Eccles area. Reward. Ph: 0418-368740.

FIREWOOD, redgum & local wood, Ph 0408-980711, A/H 5662-5175. FIREWOOD Local messmate / stringy. Discount for bulk loads, cut and split, $90 per metre. Ph: 0437-176187. HAY $8 per bale, excellent quality. Free local delivery for 100 bales or more. 0419-313483. HAY: small squares, excellent quality, shedded, suitable for horses. New season, $10 each. Can deliver, conditions apply. 5664-1320. HAY square bales, new season, $8 per bale. 56649397. LUCERNE HAY and/ or silage. Mirboo North area. Price on application. Contact Joe 0428-585954. SLEEPERS, treated pine, 200x50x2.4 $12.10 each, 200x75x2.4 $16.75 each, 200x75x3.0 $ 20.90 each. Free delivery for pack lots. Phone Joe 0417-530662. TIMBER Kiln dried blackwood, silver wattle, cypress, celery top pine, most sizes for furniture and craft, also slabs and structural pine. Ph: 56812261. TV CABINET 2mL x 50W x 67H, ex. con. $250; chest freezer H900 x W720, Kelvinator, good con. $80; BBQ 4 burner with hood, ex. con. $100. 5662-3061, 0428-220552.

livestock POULTRY / CAGE BIRD AUCTION Traralgon Showgrounds Poultry Pavilion, Sunday, January 19, 10.30am. Wide variety of poultry, hens, ducks, many breeds, fertile eggs. Open for sellers from 8am. Ph: 5197 7270, 0400-934202. RAMS Southdown, Poll Dorset, Border Leicester. Flock registered, brucellosis accredited, well bred, established breeder, from $150 each. Can deliver. 0428-356376.

used machinery

MACHINERY FOR SALE Tractor and Loader: Case MX120 3500 Hrs with Pearson Quick detach FE loader. Bucket, bale forks amd silage grab. Tandem Discs: Taylor Way 22' cut, heavy duty 58 plate, Hyd fold to 16' easy to pull, leaves a level finish. Laser Grader: JN & R 11' 2'' finishing bucket with hyd mast, rotating head laser, sensors, control panels & rod-eye. Direct Drill: Great Plains 15' Solid Stand 30 run, 3PL, with $4000 of new press wheels included. Small Square Baler: Case 8545 Inline Baler fitted with inoculant tank & in chamber moisture meter, 6-700 bales per hr.

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BOX BASE QS BED firm innerspring, used for guest bed only. Small tear (due to removalists) on base. Very clean. Inc. eggshell foam u/lay and Van Winkle. Inverloch. Price $200 ONO. 0431-448980.

Hay Tedder: Kuhn 5mtr Gyro tedder. Chaff Cutter: Jas Smith 6'' with bagger and electric motor. Forage Harvester: New Holland - suitable for cutting chaff. PTO driven. Boom Spray: Jetstream Computor Spray 40', 2000lt tank, tandem axle with foam marker, reco pump. Scarifier: Alfarm 3PL Hyd. Folding Wing, 5.7mtr cut, folds to 3.75mtr. Combine Drill: Chamberlan Mk3 24run with spring tyne harrows. Hay Forks/Lifting Arm: Bonel hay forks, 3PL, lifts bales or pallets to approx 12'.

For further details phone - 0428 489 230


used vehicles Affordable cars at drive away prices

SG CHEAPEST CARS Geary Road Leongatha LMCT 10804

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


LEONGATHA 85 McCartin Street, Saturday, January 18 from 8.30am. Moving, downsizing. Various household goods.

GARAGE SALE 42 Hassett Street Leongatha Sunday, January 19 9am to 12 noon DE-CLUTTER SALE Metal, shelving, TV cabinet, chest freezer, BBQ, household items

Garage Sale 5 Sapphire Court Leongatha

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 8.30am to 11am

Garage Sale Saturday, January 18

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


All machinery Bins provided

Household goods, bric-a-brac, furniture, and lots more

Bass Coast Metal Recyclers 5672 2946 0417 556 593 COROLLA 1990, automatic, still drives well. RUY637. To be sold without RWC, $500 ONO. 0428724852, 0408-649251. TOYOTA COROLLA Ascent wagon, 1.8L, 2003. Good family car, in good condition, 244,000 kms. RWC valid until 18.1.14, registration until February 2014 (SCN931). Leongatha South, $3,900 ONO. Contact 0409-423604 or 0408-402639.

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


Triennial Meeting Wednesday 5th February 7.30pm SUPPER ROOM All positions are open for election

marriage celebrant CAM ABOOD Leongatha 5662 4191


GARAGE Jenny Milkins SALE $27.50


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

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

Love your little sis, Thel and family. MARSHMAN - Ken. January 14, 2013. Love never ends. In our hearts and thoughts always. Glenda, Suzi, Peter, David, Jai and Granny. OTTOSEN - Bev. Another year passed without you. Precious memories of such a caring, beautiful lady, our wonderful Mother and Nanna. Always held closely in our hearts. Graeme, Josie, Marc, Kelly and Ryan. OTTOSEN - Bev. Memories we will always have. In our hearts you will always stay. Missing you every day. Michele, Tony, Danny, Dean, Carlie, Simone. WHITE - Mary Enabel 18.10.1921 - 14.1.2013 One year has already passed by. Love and memories forever in our hearts. Hope you found Dad. You would love your 3 new great granddaughters in 2013 and 2 more greats due in 2014. Gary, Roy (dec), Leila, Bruce and families.


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in memoriam MARSHMAN - Ken. Fond memories. Lovingly remembered.

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message of hope “LET your speech always be with grace.” Colossians 4:6

bereavement thanks JOHNSTON - Edna and family wish to sincerely thank our extended family and friends for their kind thoughts, words, flowers and cards following the passing of our loved husband and father. In addition, the care, attention and kindness offered by Dr Hugh Chisholm, clinic staff, South Gippsland Hospital nursing staff, Paul and Marg Beck and staff and church clergy - Janet Wallis and Ron Chidgey, we offer our heartfelt thanks.

Most photos that appear in The Star can be purchased by calling 5662 2294. deaths BANKS - Eileen. 1920 - 2014 Beloved mother of Susane Baulchin and sister Jennifer and Lynda. Much loved wife of the late Norman Banks. Passed away peacefully in England. A loving wife and mother who will be greatly missed. BOAK - Percy Joseph. 28.1.1924 - 8.1.2014 Ex. P.O.W. Dear nephew (more a brother) of Vic (dec) and Ruth Mason. Fond cousin of Greg, Russell (dec), Joan and Bruce (dec). You fought your battles with dignity. At peace.

BOAK - Percy. LM1491 The President, Committee and Members of the Meeniyan RSL are saddened at the passing of our respected member Perc, on 8th January 2014. Our condolences to Percy’s family. Lest We Forget

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deaths BUCKLAND - Diane Alison (nee McCaughan). 29.1.1942 - 10.1.2014 Loving wife of Nev for 50 years. Adored mum of Greg and Gabby, Kylie and Kev, Jeff and Claire. Nanny extraordinaire to Sean, Jake, Emma, Tèa, Molly, Lucas and Alistair. Mum, what an amazing influence you have been to us and everyone you meet. Unconditional love, a true role model, each of us are who we are because you loved us. It makes us happy to imagine that you have found the nearest bowling green, met some new friends and have already played a few ends. To my darling wife of 50 years, thank you for all the good times together, coming home to lovely meals, all the wonderful holidays travelling around Australia and your support in my work and sport. There should have been many more years together. I am very proud of all your sporting achievements, particularly your bowls which you loved so much. Your loving husband, Nev. Mum, Nanny and Di. Thanks for being such a beautiful part of our lives, so giving, generous, loving and always there for us. There’ll be a big hole in our lives without you. Miss you and love you. We will never forget you. Greg, Gabbie, Sean, Jake and Emma. My darling Mum, I am so grateful to have shared these past 4 months with you. We tried so hard but it just was too big. You have been such an amazing mum and friend and there is a void in our lives that cannot be filled. Who is going to be my first call person? Mum, love you infinity, Kylie, Kev, Tèa and Molly. Mum, words can’t describe how much we love and how much we miss you. Your memory we will always treasure, in our hearts you will stay forever. Nanny we will remind the boys just how loving, thoughtful and beautiful you are. We will remember all the wonderful things you have done for us. We miss you so much. Jeff, Claire, Lucas and Alistair. To our wonderful Nanny, we love you so much. You were always there for us with your comforting words and snuggles. Thank you for our exquisite quilts that you put so much time into making for us, your scrumptious slices and for allowing us to dip a bickie in your tea. We loved it every time you came to our school and sporting events to cheer us on and tell us how proud you were. We would always go in your car as it had the best sing-alongs and a console full of mints! We miss you every day and will cherish our memories of you forever. Love you right up to the moon and back. Your grandkids Sean, Jake, Emma, Tèa, Molly, Lucas and Alistair. BUCKLAND (McCaughan) - Diane. Loving sister and sister-inlaw of Garry and Heather. Auntie Di of Stuart (dec), Craig and Cazz, Dean and Kate, Wayne and Maddy. At peace.



BUCKLAND (McCaughan) - Diane. Beloved sister of Annette and Peter (Glover), Jan and Fred (Belton). Loved Auntie Di of Steven, Melanie, Angela, Tania, Sharelle, Warrick and Vaughan, and their families. Left us much too soon. Forever in our hearts. BUCKLAND - Diane. So sorry to lose you Diane, we remember the fun we had at Stony Creek on weekends as school kids. Always remembered. Our cousin, Lorraine and Joy Misson. BUCKLAND - Diane. A loving, caring and dignified lady who we are privileged to call our sisterin-law and trusted friend. Loving Aunty Di of Garry, Kerry, Craig and families. We have many precious memories to treasure. Arthur and Brenda. BUCKLAND - Di. Wonderful memories of a kind and beautiful lady. Our love to Kylie, Kev, Tèa, Molly and family. Thinking of you, Glenn, Vicki, Jack and Sam. BUCKLAND (McCaughan) - Diane. May you rest in peace, will miss the cards and time with you. Graeme, Loris, Callum, Tammy, Brad, Loretta, Lachie and Ashley.


BUCKLAND - Diane. We mourn the loss of our dearly loved friend, past ladies president and ladies club champion, in more ways than bowls. We miss her lovely spirit, her loyalty, enthusiasm, dedication and generosity to the club and bowling across South Gippsland. Our sincere condolences and love to Nev, Greg, Kylie, Jeff and families, and her McCaughan families. A special lady - rest gently Diane. Executive and members of Fish Creek Bowling Club.

funerals BUCKLAND - A service to celebrate the life of Mrs Diane Alison Buckland will be held at the Meeniyan Public Hall on Friday, January 17, 2014 commencing at 11am. The funeral will leave at the conclusion of the service for the Foster Lawn Cemetery. Garden flowers would be appreciated. All Fish Creek Bowls Club, Football and Netball Club members are respectfully invited to attend.


Patrolling in 2014: Sergeant Jason Hullick, Senior Constable Garth Campbell and Senior Constable Paul Malouf of the Bass Coast Highway Patrol will have a bigger road presence this year.

Fatalities take a toll By Tayla Kershaw THE state road toll has continued to drop for the sixth consecutive year.

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

Plantations sold on SOUTH Gippsland tree plantations formerly owned by Great Southern Plantations have been sold to a new owner. New Forests completed its purchase of ex-Great Southern managed investment scheme plantations late last year. The Sydney based company confirmed those plantations included those locally. David Brand, CEO and chairman of New Forests, said while the company bought the land on which the plantations grew in January 2011, the company has since purchased the trees. He said the trees would be used for timber, pulp, paper and possible for energy production in the future. Mr Brand assured neighbours of the plantations fire breaks would be made and water points put in place. He started New Forests in 2005 and the company now has $2 billion worth of forestry assets. Great Southern Plantations entered administration in 2009.

However, South Gippsland experienced five fatalities in the past year. Road deaths have increased after coming away from 2012 with just one driver fatality and three driver fatalities in 2010. This is two more South Gippsland deaths than the three fatalities 10 years ago. Older drivers are reported by TAC to be most at risk on the roads. This is reflected in South Gippsland with eight victims above 40 hospitalised and two deaths of victims above 70 within six months of 2013. Police will be cracking down on road users in 2014 to decrease these numbers. Police have issued 477 infringement notices for traffic offences since the start of Operation Summer Stay. The majority of the offences recorded have been for

speeding, mobile phone offences and seatbelt offences. Unlicensed drivers and unregistered cars were also caught along the roads. Fourteen drivers were detected to be exceeding the legal concentration of alcohol of the 13,407 breath tests conducted. “It’s a pleasing result considering there were thousands of people on the road,” Sergeant Jason Hullick from the Highway Patrol said. “But it’s still a lot. We’re doing our best for a better result next Christmas. People need to remember it’s not just them out there.” The road policing campaign is drawing to a close with Operation Fresh Start to wrap it up. However, motorists should still be wary of the police presence along the roads. Police will not being doing any less patrolling at the end of Operation Fresh Start. Several operations have been planned for 2014 to target the five fatal factors: speeding, fatigue, drink/drug driving, distraction and seatbelt offences.

POLICE BRIEFS Theft wave continues THREE car thefts from unlocked vehicles at different addresses occurred in Wonthaggi on Sunday. All thefts happened in Gordon Street overnight. Police are pleading with owners to lock their vehicles at all times, particularly overnight. To not do so is basically inviting thieves to target your property, police said. There have been numerous instances of this type of crime in the last month.

Black Spur accident stream FOUR accidents have occurred on the South Gippsland Highway at Koonwarra recently. A 55 year old man from Leongatha North lost control of his car and hit another car coming from the opposite direction on December 22. The driver of the second car was uninjured. The Leongatha North driver

was admitted to Leongatha Hospital with minor injuries. IN the same spot, a 22 year old female lost control of a vehicle on January 5. The driver from Bayswater had one passenger in the car at the time of the accident. Neither of the two was admitted to hospital. The conditions were clear on the road at the time. A Stony Creek man crashed a motorbike in the same area on January 2. The 31 year old man was travelling towards Leongatha when a truck heading towards Meeniyan partially crossed the double lines. The motorcyclist veered left to avoid a collision with the truck. He was checked for minor injuries at Leongatha Hospital but was not admitted. The final accident occurred in the same manner with a single vehicle losing control. The driver was a 19 year old and believed to be inexperienced. The road was damp at the time

of incident. The driver was uninjured.

Domestic dispute POLICE attended a verbal domestic dispute in Leongatha after midnight on January 8. Noise was reported by neighbours kept awake by the arguing. A 35 year old man from Wonthaggi struck an officer in the chest. No injuries were sustained by anyone involved. The offender will appear in court charged with police assault and resisting arrest.

Missing rods FISHING rods valued at $1400 were stolen from a boat parked in the victim’s front yard on Angler’s Road, Cape Paterson, last Thursday. The rods were Shimano and Ugly Stik brand. Wonthaggi Police are still investigating.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - PAGE 49

Taking the afternoon off: Nerrena residents Karen and Michael Clarke (left), and George and Janice Johnson took a break from rural duties to attend the opening of Fencer and Farrier.

Father and daughter show off FOLLOWING the success of their first joint exhibition in 2013, a father and daughter who live in different states have combined their artistic skills and are holding a joint exhibition at the Meeniyan Art Gallery.

Fencer and Farrier is an exhibition by award winning Meeniyan artist Leslie Monahan and her father, Bermagui artist Bill Shaw. Fencer and Farrier combines their passion for metalwork and recycled materials to create a unique yet modern exhibition of sculptures and jewellery. The theme of the exhibition relates to the materials used and discarded by fencers and farriers as part of their everyday work. Leslie has taken her inspiration from the life of fencers in remote outback areas while Bill has taken his cue from the animals and aquatic life on the South Coast of NSW where he lives. Leslie said she was so grateful to her father who taught her to weld and who has been her inspiration in all aspects of metalwork. She added she gets a real sense of adventure when she fires up her mig welders, plasma cutter and other gear. “While many consider welding a male domain, it has provided me with a source of passion and direction in my artistic endeavours,” Leslie said. “I have always had a penchant for rusty, found and recycled objects and I now am able to give them another life.” Leslie said it was fantas-

tic that a father and daughter could share the same artistic journey together. She added that her father has been a regular visitor to Meeniyan in recent years and is well known by many in the local arts community. “Dad came down in December and we have spent many hours in the shed together. It’s been quality time at the highest level,” she said. “It’s always a bit nerve wrecking getting ready for an exhibition but we have had such a good time.” At the official opening of the exhibition on Sunday, January 5, a large and cheerful crowd was in attendance with people coming from all over South Gippsland and also from Melbourne. The speeches were kept low key and short. Leslie thanked Pat Dempsey of Stony Creek for helping set up the exhibition, and Michael Clarke of Nerrena for lending her some special equipment and also providing argon gas for the welder when the suppliers were closed over the Christmas

break. Leslie also thanked her husband Gary for his support and everyone who attended the opening. She also emphasised the important role the Meeniyan Art Gallery performs for the local community and aspiring artists. There was an unusual twist to the official opening of the exhibition, as happened at Leslie and Bill’s last exhibition. Even with the large attendance, there was a relaxed and informal atmosphere, and this was mirrored when the exhibition was opened, not by an art critic, but rather appropriately by a fencing contractor, Wayne Nottage, of Wayne Nottage and Sons, Stony Creek. Shane Ellis, a farrier who is well known in South Gippsland, was to have given support to Wayne, but he could not attend as he managed at the last moment to reach a tennis final that afternoon. Wayne therefore had to carry the floor by himself and said he was not used

to public speaking. But dressed in his usual work clothes, and describing his view on the exhibition, he quickly charmed all in attendance. “I’m amazed at how fencing wire and horseshoes had been transformed into such great pieces of art,” Wayne said. “Leslie and Bill, what a great job you have done.” Asked whether he may contemplate giving up fencing work to change jobs and produce art, Wayne thought that when he retires he would “definitely give some thought to it but that’s some time off yet”. “I can tell you that I will be looking at all my fencing differently from now on,” he said. Wayne then officially opened the exhibition. Fencer and Farrier will be Leslie’s fifth exhibition at the Meeniyan Art Gallery while for Bill, who turns 83 in February, it will be his second. Fencer and Farrier will be held in the Access Gallery until February 3.

The fencer and the artists: Wayne Nottage (left), a fencing contractor from Stony Creek opened the exhibition Fencer and Farrier by Meeniyan artist Leslie Monahan (centre) and her father Bill Shaw of Bermagui NSW.

Historic site: beach-goers at Walkerville South on Saturday received a surprise when the sailing ship, the Young Endeavour, moored off the beach. The vessel offers sailing experiences to young people, and is due to arrive in Devonport, Tasmania, this Sunday, after departing Melbourne.

Parks uncertainty By Brad Lester PARKS Victoria has not ruled out reducing staff pay levels as a result of a restructure now underway. But the department responsible for looking after the state’s parks will not merge with the Department of Environment and Primary Industries. Parks Victoria has offices at Wonthaggi, Foster and Wilsons Promontory National Park. A Parks Victoria spokesperson said there would be no net loss of staff but the current proposal includes a redeployment process for staff whose jobs may change as a result of the restructure. “The first part of the redeployment process would be to place employees into new positions at their current grade. Only by agreement could an employee be placed into a position at a lower grade,” the spokesperson said. Parks Victoria’s acting chief executive Chris Hardman said the proposed model was designed to enhance the organisation’s services for the Victorian community. “We are looking forward to hearing from our staff and the unions as to what they think about the proposal and to assist the organisation to put together the best possible operat-

ing model,” he said. “Our proposal for staff follows a thorough analysis of Parks Victoria’s work across the state that would lead to clear accountabilities, financial sustainability, and from a park visitor and community point of view, improved customer service and management of Victoria’s parks.” Mr Hardman said as the redeployment process was subject to consultation, it was too early to estimate how many staff would be affected. “Some staff will be affected by the proposed restructure, however until structures and positions are finalised, the actual numbers of affected staff are unknown. However the bulk of the workforce being rangers and field staff will not be impacted,” he said. The Community and Public Sector Union Victoria, which represents Parks Victoria staff, said about 500 employees – or half of

the overall staff - would be affected. “We asked if people’s jobs will be changed and will they be offered jobs at a lesser amount of pay and they said ‘yes’, and if they do not take it, they will be made redundant,” the union’s communications manager Julian Kennelly said. The union last week lodged a dispute with Fair Work Commission concerning the Parks restructure. The union said the current proposal does not provide staff with information about changes to positions and or salary. Mr Kennelly said Parks Victoria had already laid off 100 staff since 2010 due to budget cuts by the State Government. “So there are so uncertain times,” he said. Mr Hardman said Parks Victoria staff had been asked to provide feedback on the proposed structure by January 31.

Down tools MELBOURNE Cup Day will remain a public holiday in South Gippsland and Bass Coast shires. The State Government has written to councils reminding them councils are entitled to nominate one full day or two half day local public holidays in lieu of Melbourne Cup Day. South Gippsland and Bass Coast councils last week told The Star that Melbourne Cup Day would still be a public holiday in the shires.

Dams not swimming pools SOUTHERN Rural Water is reminding all landowners in the district to ensure the safety of children and visitors around dams this summer.

Having a great time: Avril van Wamel (left) of Meeniyan and Gaye Hutchinson of Stony Creek were behind the counter at the exhibition. Gaye said there were up to 50 people present, sales were brisk and everyone was having a relaxed and happy afternoon.

Relaxing at the exhibition: Margaret Keys of Inverloch (left) and Pat Dempsey of Stony Creek were soaking up the relaxed atmosphere at the opening of the exhibition.

On average five to six children drown in farm dams and water bodies each year in Australia. Most are under five years of age and one third are visitors to the farm. “Swimming in dams and drains can be particularly dangerous, because they are often deep, and have slippery edges,” general manager groundwater and rivers Craig Parker said. “And after a reasonable spring, many dams are full or at least partly full. “We urge everyone – not only parents of children, but also farm managers, workers and visitors – to be extra careful around dams this summer. “A dam is not a swimming pool.” Southern Rural Water has more than 3000

dams registered across the southern half of Victoria, and estimates there are thousands more smaller domestic and stock dams on farms and properties. FarmsafeAustralia says drowning accounts for around 35-40 per cent of all child farm deaths, with farm dams being by far the most common site and children under five years at greatest risk. Its research indicates that on average, only one in two farms have a fenced house yard secure enough to prevent a young child under five years wandering off without the help of an adult. It has a resource kit available online with ideas for creating a safe play area, including: • secure fencing; • have interesting play items available, like balls and sand pits; and • covering other water hazards near the house like troughs and old tanks. For more information, please contact Southern Rural Water on 1300 139 510 or visit

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2014 Hartley Wells South Gippsland Junior and Open Tennis Classic results Results 10 singles (Unisex event): Jordan Ashley d Finn Stephenson 6/4. 10 doubles (Unisex event): Finn Stevenson and Blake Tippelt d Madi and Lily Palmer 6/2. 12 Boys singles: Ben Beischer d Simon Young 8/2. 12 Boys doubles: Charlie Prichett and Jack McCaughey d Charlie Harrison and Hunter Pearce 6/4. 12 Mixed doubles: Zac Smith and Tahlia Bryant d Caleb Cummins and Mia Stevens 6/4. 12 Girls singles: Mia Stevens d Madi Palmer 8/1. 12 Girls doubles: Mia Stevens and Jemma Ashe d Madison Wright and Lily Palmer 6/0. 14 Boys singles: Taylor Stephenson d Thomas Foley 8/5. 14 Boys doubles: Taylor Stephenson and Hunter Pearce d Jack McCaughey and Thomas Foley 8/3. 14 Mixed doubles: Madison Wright and Will Littlejohn d Ariane Ross and Charlie Hamilton 6/2. 14 Girls singles: Georgia Tippelt d Jessica Palmer 8/1. 14 Girls doubles: Isabelle Stanley and Zali Stevens d Madison Wright and Ariane Ross 6/2. 16 Boys singles: Taylor Stephenson d Thomas Foley 8/5. 16 Boys doubles:

Thomas Foley and Taylor Stephenson d Will Littlejohn and Tristan Thomas 8/3. 16 Mixed doubles: Laura Jones and Tom Foley d Alexander Ross and Georgia Tippelt 8/6. 16 Girls singles: Zali Stevens d Isabelle Stanley 8/3. Open Mens singles: Paul Osborne d Scott McIvor 7/5, 6/3. Open Ladies singles: Kellie Simpson d Jessica Palmer 8/1. Open Mens doubles: Matt Pocklington and Nick Board d Paul Osborne and Ross Smith 6/4, 6/3. Open Ladies doubles: Camille Morris and Nicole Walker d Kellie Simpson and Anthea Palmer 6/0, 6/0. Open Mixed doubles: Paul Osborne and Georgia Tippelt d Nick Board and Nicole Walker - forfeit. Family doubles: Ross and Zac Smith d Michael Grist and Jye Gourlay 8/3. The organisers would like to thank the following: Hartley Wells Superstore Leongatha, Leongatha Tennis Club, Topspin tennis coach Nick Board who was accommodated at the tennis club with six players. Ossies Tennis Coaching’s Paul Osborne who participated, assisted and also promoted to his players; Mark Stevens Tennis Coaching who promoted to his players.

Canteen/kitchen staff: deidree, Sally, Sharelle and Toby; tennis club committee members and court dryers: Warren Littlejohn, Greg Marshman, Rohan Michael, Frank Dekker, Rhonda Newton, Giulia Joyce and Kellie Simpson and those

behind the scenes who prepared the tennis club. Also Dumbalk Cricket Club for use of the Bay Marie. Special thanks to all players and parents who made our largest tournament so great!

Under 12 mixed doubles: winners Tahlia Bryant (Leongatha) and Zac Smith (Pakenham).

Men’s open singles: Paul Osborne (Pakenham) defeated Scott McIvor (Korumburra) 7/5, 6/3 for the title.

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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Family doubles: winners Ross and Zac Smith (Pakenham) defeated Michael Grist and Jye Gourlay (Leongatha).

Ladies open singles: winner Kellie Simpson (Leongatha) pictured with Leongatha Tennis Club president Frank Dekker.

Allambee Mirboo & District Tennis tournaments Saturday, January 11 Men’s and ladies doubles tournaments were held on Saturday in ideal weather. A Grade was well represented in both ladies and men. Ladies: Michelle Krohn and Bronwyn Williams won all their sets. There were five pairs and some close sets. Men: Winners of the men’s was decided in a high standard set. Matt Pocklington and Scott McIvor winning this set. Justin Krohn and Simon Thomas certainly had them trying hard all the way. A Reserve: Only two pairs were entered in this grade. As B Grade had only one pair, Phillipa Littlejohn and Sarah Sauvarin, these young girls played in this grade. Winners were Sue Vansideren and Susan Clark. Kelly Barter and Rhonda Newton made up this section. The men played in two sections and the two winners played off. Again only one pair in B Grade and so Will Littlejohn and Tristan Thomas played with A Reserve. A good final was played between Neil Odgers and Greg

Edwards and Karsten Krohn and Steve Charlton. This set was a game of great intensity from all four. Steve and Karsten came out winners. A Grade: Ladies - Michelle Krohn and Bronwyn Williams. Men - Matt Pocklington and Scott McIvor. A Reserve: Ladies - Sue Vansideren and Susan Clark. Men - Karsten Krohn and Steve Charlton.

Sunday, January 12 Mixed doubles was played, ideal conditions again. Eleven pairs in A Grade, a very good competition in two sections. Michelle and Justin Krohn played Matt Pocklington and Ange Williams. Michelle and Justin came up winners 8-5 in the final. A Reserve: There were only three pairs, Steve Charlton and Rhonda Newton were the winners in this grade. B Grade: Only one entry, Christine Fleming and Brian Taylor played with A Reserve. One of the sets a tie-breaker, well done. The association would be pleased with the weekend.

Brett Debono: the Inverloch batsman gets one away on Saturday against Nerrena. For all the cricket action see pages 55, 56 and 57.

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Above, Top bowlers: state fours winners Wil Low, Rita Richardson, Karen Barwick and Lucy Vignocchi, from Toora, with SGBD Secretary Peter Henwood and runners-up Marilyn Forrest, Diane Coleman, Joy Brown and Robyn Dennis from San Remo. Left, Champions: runner-up Helen Twite of Tarwin Lower, SGBD representative Jan Coates with winner Angie Hackett from Loch and District.

South Gippsland bowls THE final of the state fours competition was completed at Korumburra on Tuesday, at the third

Fish Creek OUR club is mourning the loss of our dear friend Diane and we send sincere sympathy to Neville, Greg, Kylie, Jeff and their families at this very sad time. Diane was a dedicated member of our club; she was our ladies club champion on several occasions as well as winning several ladies pairs and mixed pairs championships. She certainly didn’t confine her activities to the bowling green as she was our lady president for four years running and in fact was senior vice president again at the time of her passing. She also served on the match and catering committees and was never slow to volunteer to help when needed. She will be greatly missed by us all. Our annual four day tournament was last week and despite unsettled weather we were able to complete all events. Friday was mixed triples with winners Rod and Julie Purcell (visitors from Tasmania) and our own player Ray McGannon. Runners-up from Port Welshpool were Michael Collins, Tony Brown and Jim Nicholson. Many thanks to Rod Jackson (optometrist) from Leongatha for sponsoring this event. Saturday men’s fours winners were a home team of Ray McGannon, Kelvin Flanders, Cliff McGannon and Andy Kerr with runners-up from Mirboo North, Mick Dillon, Ray Czempski, Mike Arnold and Phyl Stimson. Handleys Funerals very kindly sponsored this event. Edney’s of Leongatha were our sponsors for Monday with winners from Toora, Lucy and Dino Vignocchi and Rita and John Richardson. Runners-up were a mixed team of Keysborough and Fish Creek, Terry and Margaret Fitch and Christine and Tim McLean. The final day on Monday

attempt after two rained out days in December. The winning Toora team of Wil Low, Rita Richardson, Karen Barwick and Lucy Vignocchi

defeated the San Remo team of Marilyn Forrest, Diane Coleman, Joy Brown and Robyn Dennis. It was a valiant effort by all ladies to complete

this event. The Champion of Champions was held over two days; at Phillip Island last Wednesday and at Korumburra on Thursday.

was sponsored by Moon’s Buses and the winners were Ray and Cliff McGannon and Ian Todd from Leongatha. Cliff McGannon was certainly starring at this tournament. Again our sincere thanks to all our sponsors without whom we would be unable to host these events. A reminder to our ladies that our meeting is on Tuesday, January 21 after returning from pennant at Port Welshpool.

sought after meat trays from Tarwin Quality Meats, our local butcher. Our club champions for the season 2013/14 have been decided and the Men’s Champion is Paul Griffiths and the Women’s Helen Twite, congratulations to the pair from the whole club. The Division Champion of Champions events have now been held and we extend our congratulations to both Paul and Helen who acquitted themselves very well. Paul lost to the eventual men’s winner in Round 2 whilst Helen played against Angie from Loch for the Champion of Champions Title. Unfortunately she lost in a good game but after playing two marathon games on the finals day, she did very well to get relatively close to Angie. Pennant begins this coming week with the women’s re-commencing on Tuesday and men’s on Saturday and a very notable stat is that our four pennant sides are all possible finalists if they keep their winning form.

thanks them sincerely for their valued support. Winner on the day was the San Remo team of J. AllanDayle (s), S. Caruso, P. Wintrup and P. Frazer-Auish with two wins plus 36 shots. Runners-up was the Mirboo North team of L. Hanks (s), G. Densley, A. VanWamel and S. Haywood with two wins plus 17 shots while third place went to the Foster team of J. Roffey (s), N. Parry, G. Facey and M. Climas with two wins plus 15 shots. Saturday, January 11 saw only six teams take to the greens in the social event and the winners were E. Thompson (s) and J. Richards with two wins plus 14. Runners-up was the team of Trish McCormack (s) and D. McIntyre, two wins plus eight. Sunday, January 12 saw the Rod Nicholson Memorial Pairs in action in fine and warm weather, with $1000 in prize money for the taking. Winners on the day were as follows: 1st prize winners were Russell Gaylor and Russell May from Phillip Island, 2nd prize winners were Bob Snooks and Ron Hutton from Korumburra, 3rd prize winners were Bruce Richards and Peter Kennedy from Brighton and 4th prize winners were Mike Yates and Keirin Gardner from Inverloch. Best last game went to Daryl Horner and Daryl Williams from Trafalgar. The Leongatha club would like to thank all bowlers who entered and played in the Rod Nicholson Memorial Pairs, and to our match committee congratulations on another well done effort. Reminders: Ladies pennant resumes on Tuesday, January 14 with Division 2 away to Corinella and Division 3 at home to Korumburra. Men’s pennant resumes on Saturday, January 18 with Division 1 away to Inverloch, Division 3 at home to Tarwin Lower and Division 4 away to Inverloch against Inverloch White. Until the next report, good bowling - ‘Jackhigh’.

Men’s pennant teams for Saturday are as follows: Division 2 away to Loch. Bus departs approximately 10.45am. T. McLean (S), M. Heywood, R. Grylls(manager), A. Kerr. R. Mortlock (S), L. McKenzie, F. Carter, R. McKenzie. D. Christie (S), R. Knight, R. Staley, B. O’Keefe. Division 5 home to Corinella. K. Flanders (S), D. Stefani, C. Bell, C. McGannon. R. Barham (S), J. Lavarda, R. Poletti, R. Constantine. J. Lindeman (S), B. Cooper, A. Atwell (manager), P. Dean.

Tarwin Lower FOLLOWING a good break the club is again in full operating mode, with our first Barefoot event on Tuesday which was attended by 85 bowlers and their families and friends, a great evening was had by all. Wednesday saw a full green of bowlers for our first triples of the new year, in sunny but windy conditions, with the winners being our Tarwin team of Mick Bowman, Steve Graham and Bill Massier, runners-up were the Inverloch team of Rob Howard, Dave Roberts and John Sutcliff, with the best last game going to the Wonthaggi team of Guilio Marcolongo, Alan McFayden, and Frank Cimino. Sponsor for the day was David Cummings of Oceanview Electrics, our local electrician, with the keenly

Leongatha WEDNESDAY, January 8 saw eight teams take to the greens for the midweek social bowls and the winner was the team of Ray McGannon (s), G. Elliott and L. Wilson with three wins plus 30. Runners-up were Russell Trotman (s), R. Young and F. Hanks with three wins plus 21. Friday, January 10 saw the club’s ladies president invitation day take place and according to all reports, and I quote, “A fantastic day with 30 teams taking to the greens in beautiful weather and a wonderful day was had by all.” Teams as far away as Mornington, Clayton, Yarram and Mt Eliza along with other South Gippsland teams ensured a day of great competition. Special thanks to the sponsors Hartley Wells and the club

Some great, close games were played with the champion from Loch and District, Mirboo North, San Remo and Tarwin Lower going through

Inverloch ladies bowls THE club had 40 bowlers playing on Wednesday which was a Mixed Mufti Day. Guests from Keyborough attended. The winners on the day were Paul Davis, Pat Stoneham, Brian Phillipson and Doug Muir. Runners-up were Dianne Patterson, Gloria Growse, Joan Grant, and Chris Gilman. The raffle winners were Bev Kurle, Joan Grant, Nic Van Grunsven, Jill Bateman and lucky Margaret Hislop won twice. Wednesdays during January will be Mixed Mufti so please put your names down by 11.30 and play will begin at 12.30. The ladies meeting is at 11am on February 6 and cent box prizes are needed at the club. Friday night meals start on January 17 so please all come and bring friends. Janis Parks from Inverloch represented the Strzelecki Region and has won through to

to the semi finals. Both semis were good battles with Angie Hackett prevailing over Dot McFarland and Helen Twite getting up over Dibe in the finals of the State Novice Singles event. Janis played in a knockout round in Benalla on January 5. Janis won her first game 21 to 15 against the representative of the West Coast Region (Colac) her second game 21 to 7 from Central Goulburn Region (Seymour) and her third game 21 to 11

ane Coleman. The final saw Angie from Loch and District as winner with Helen Twite from Tarwin Lower as a worthy runner-up. from Ovens and Murray Region (Yarrawonga). The finals for the title of Women’s State Novice Singles will be between Janis and Rusti Davies representing Darebin City to be held during the State Champions Week in Bendigo at Bendigo East Bowling Club between April 10-16. Well done Janis.

Local winner: Janis Parks with Robyn Moore from Yarrawonga at the State Novice Singles competition in Benalla.

Great day: winners on the Mixed Mufti Day were Doug Muir, Brian Phillipson, Pat Stoneham and Paul Davies.

Teams compete for Nicholson Pairs’ honour LEONGATHA Bowls Club was all business as it hosted the prestigious Nicholson Pairs’ tournament on Sunday.

In action: Theo Tymensen from the Yarram Bowls Club takes his shot.

Thirty-two teams stepped up to compete in the challenging classic pairs’ event. Beginning at 9.30am and finishing around 5pm, it is the longest and hardest match held. Originally teams were invited to come along and participate. The club now send flyers to promote the event and some players have registered in advance for next year’s match.

“There are always this many players involved and we always have reserves,” Leongatha Bowls Club’s Jeff Pendergast said. “People are queuing up to play in this event. The weather was holding up nicely and was in perfect condition for the honour board event. Six teams won all three games, resulting in a count back. The overall winner was the Phillip Island team of Russell Taylor and Russell May on 60 points. Ron Hutton and Bob Snooks from Korumburra, and Peter Kennedy and Bruce Richards from Brighton were close behind on 59 points.

Pairs’ event: competing against each other was Rod Jackson from Leongatha and Heleene Beasy from Frankston City.

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SPORT | GOLF Korumburra THERE were 48 players for the South African modified stableford pairs competition played on Saturday, January 11, and trophies were by Trevor Humphrey. A Grade: N. Spargo, B. Stiff (19 hcp) 71 pts, N. Perks and S. Osboldstone 67, R. Ludenia and L. Sharp 66, C. Clements and B. Wessels 68. B Grade: G. Cosgriff and P. Hornibrook (30 hcp) 66, A. Worthy and J. Wilson 65, I. Cash and W. Hopkins 64. Nearest the pin: 1st P. Hopkins, 7th R. Spokes, 10th I. Cash, 13th G. Cosgriff. Tuesday’s winner was C. Corr 41 pts and Thursday’s winner was C. Clements 40 pts. Notices: 4B qualifying round Monday, January 27, marking NTP - don’t scratch the greens.

Foster SUMMER conditions are in now in evidence and the handicapper is being kept busy with the excellent scores being returned. Tuesday: Peter Dight (8) recorded a win with 41 points from Rhys Ireland (19) on 38 points. Rhys also got the NTP. Thursday: evergreen Athol McGrath continued his resurgence, winning with an impressive plus 5 from Kevin Flett (8) and Robert Fulton (13) both on plus 4 and Neville Thompson (9) on plus 1. NTP was A. Morley. Friday Paul Spencer (22) got the men’s chook with 22 points, from Kevin Witheridge 20 points, Geoff Nott 19 points, Steve Reid 18 points and John Warren on 17 points.

Barb Britten (29) got the ladies chook with 16 points from Pam Witheridge on 15 points. Saturday was the first round of the prestigious Stig Nelander Trophy. Robert Fulton (12) has been on fire and he was again in great form to win A Grade with 43 points. Paul Spencer (22) took out B Grade with 38 points. DTL balls went to Kevin Witheridge (13) 41 points, Fred Tyers (13) 40 points, Kevin Flett (7) 40 points, James Freeman (8) 38 points, Greg Cox (9) 38 points, Brian Robinson (24) 37 points and Peter Gilder (10) 37 points. The NTP’s were Paul Robertson (two holes), John Mathers, Colin Pulham and Rhys Ireland. The encouragement award was shared by Norm Cooper and Trevor Jones on 24 points. Sunday was the annual charity golf day to raise funds for Banksia Lodge. This was a three ball Ambrose event sponsored by the Cahill Family. The day was very well supported and unfortunately we even had to decline some late entries as the field was full. Our thanks go to all our sponsors and the many helpers on the day and especially to Gary Clavarino for his efforts before and on the day to ensure the success of the event. The wonderful sum of $2139 was raised for this worthy cause. The best scratch score was the three amigos – Judy Bacon, Jan Best and Noel Black with 69. The ladies teams’ event was won by Gale Tyers, Jeanette Dixon and Simone Dixon

Friendly game: Inverloch’s Max Kavanagh goes for a swing with Peter Jasper. with 66 3/6 net. Best mixed team was Merrin Carlyon, Terry Jewson and A Ryan with 58 net. Best men’s team was Ross, Paul and Darren with 58 net. NTP’s were Barb Warren, Anne Horstra, Merrin Carlyon, Val Soderlund, Noel Black, Matt Roberts, Andrew Naylor (two holes) and Bruce Knee.

Noel Johnson, Ron Paice, Russell Williams, Terry Lund, Peter Waters, Rod Hayes, Warren Dummett, Paul Tierney, Peter Hobson, Mike Street and Trevor Moss. Next Saturday is a stroke round and the January Monthly Medal will be decided.


Excellent golf conditions prevailed on Sunday when 56 players competed in 10 teams for the nine hole competition, with some good scores recorded. Marilyn Williams with 45 won the ladies best gross. Jim Jordan scored 40 off the stick for the men’s best gross. The best net for the ladies was won by Marilyn Williams with 45-10½-34½. Steven Baker and Scott Phillips shared the men’s best net with 31. Nearest the pin winner was Paul Wilson. The final team scores were very close, with The Floggers coming out on top, while the trophies of the day were won by Chariots of Five. With two more rounds to play the leading team is the Espy Eagles followed by The Floggers, 7-Up is in third place while Chariots of Fire and Kit’s Litter share fourth place. A big thank you to our sponsors Kevin and Deborah Scott of South Gippsland Kennels and Cattery. The next round will be played on February 2.

TUESDAY saw 70 players take part in a Stableford competition with Peter Hart (10) taking the honours in A Grade with 37 points. Keith Finney (15) took out B Grade with 38 points and Margot Baker (32) beat the men to take the honours in C Grade with 39 points. NTP’s were Peter Seth on the 14th and Greg Pearce on the 16th. DTL Balls were won by Jacob Drummond, Andy Bassett, Henry Sedelies, Leigh Baker, Will Norden, Mike Street, Arthur Nilsson, Peter Waters, Geoff Maher, Peter Seth, Mike Gordon, Russell Williams, T Burke, Ray Burton, Bob Birrell, Phil McNutt and Bob Smith. On Thursday Peter Walsh (12) took out the A Grade event with 39 points. Andy Cairns (17) had 38 points to win in B Grade and youngster Ryan Thomas (26) played very well all day to take out C Grade with 39 points. NTP’s were Keith Finney on the 14th and Ian Murchie on the 16th. Balls were awarded to Leigh Baker, Colin Bear, Doug Carter, Rita de Bondt, Evan Jenkins, Fred de Bondt, Josh Fisher, Peter Hobson, Phil McNutt, Terry Grace, Neale Gillin, Andy Bassett, Ray Davies, Steven Melville, Garry Sharrock, John Moor, John Eabry, and Alan Robertson. Taking part in another Stableford competition on Saturday were 94 players in lovely weather with the course in magnificent condition. A Grade was won Peter Hart (9) with 38 points. Andrew McDonald (16) took out B Grade also with 38 points, Peter Jaspers (19) was successful in C Grade with 37 points and Mike Gordon (24) won D Grade with 36 points in a countback. The Pro pin on the 14th was won by Malcom Legge and Paul Tierney was NTP on the 16th. DTL Balls were awarded to Peter Brownlie, Bruce Hutton, R Pelletier, Max Cavanagh, Barry Phillips, Nathan Wardle, Ian Watson, John French, Peter Rayson, Simon Drummond, Frank Gill, Steven Forrester,

Sibling rivalry: David and Jonathon Cooper prepare for a game at Leongatha Golf Club.

Sunday nine hole competition

Leongatha ladies WEDNESDAY was a stableford event with a mixed field of 42 players. Winners were in A Grade with Val Brydon 34 points on a count back. B Grade was Ann Gibson with 35 points while C Grade went to Alison Strong with 32 points. Down the line balls went to Pat Pease, John French, Gwen Chapman and Toni West on 34 points, Fay Quilford and Julie Tuck on 33, Michael Wilkinson and Graeme Horne on 32, Pam Christensen and Marg Berry on 31 and Wendy Parker on 30 points. Nearest the pins was Gwen Chapman on 14th and 16th holes. Saturday’s winner was Lynne Hart on 36 points. Down the line balls went to Marg Griffiths on 34 points, Dot Stubbs on 33, and Val Brydon and Marilyn Williams with 32 points.

SATURDAY was a singles par event event with the sponsor for the day being Greg Burridge which is much appreciated. The A Grade winner was Jeff Wilson with 2 up. B Grade winner was Daryle Gregg with 5 up. Balls down the line went to Ian Warman 3 up, Nev Williams 2 up, Chris Buckland 1 up and Peter Riddle with square on a count back. Nearest the pin on the 8th was won by Jim Cusack. The pro pin on the 14th was won by Chris Buckland. The members draw was won by Ken Bartlett who was not present so it jackpots to next week. The winner of Tuesday’s single stableford event was Jim Cusack with 38 points.

Balls down the line went to Lloyd Redpath 34 points, Bo Fiek 33 points and Wino Reilly with 33 points. Best nine was John Elvery with 20 points. Nearest the pin on the 2nd was won by Rod Matthews. The winner of Thursday’s single stableford event was Nic Waugh with 41 points. Balls down the line went to Col Stewart 37 points and Michael Darmanin with 36 points. Best nine was won by Frank Peile with 21 points. Nearest the pin on the 14th was won by Peter Riddle. Friday night’s twilight event was well attended with the men’s winner being Col Olden with 25 points. The ladies winner was Faye LePage with 20 points. Mens nearest the pin was

Korumburra ladies THERE were 22 ladies who played in the par event last Wednesday, in windy, and at the beginning, very cold conditions. Thank you to Lee Clements who sponsored the day and provided the lovely trophies. Division 1 (0-25) was Lee Clements (13) with a good score of plus two and runner-up was Joan Peters (21), finishing Square. Jean White (41) won Division 2 (26-45) with minus two, on a count-back from Beryl Brown (27). Lyn Perks was nearest the pin on the 1st and Barb Walker on the 13th green. Balls down the line went to Judy Webb (18) and Heather Grist (21) with minus 1 and Norrie Little (22) and Barb Twite (26) with minus three. Lucky cards for the remaining trophies were won by Carie Harding and Betty Thomson. Next Wednesday is stroke and January Monthly Medal. A reminder that if you end up in the car park on the 18th, the drop zone is now anywhere on the 1st tee area, otherwise you can hit from where your ball lies in the car park. Eight women played in the R.B. Stroke event on Saturday, January 4. The winner was Judy Webb with 88 (19) 69 net. Runner-up was Joan Peters with 92 (22) 70 net. Scratch score winner was Lee Clements with 87 gross. Barb Twite was nearest the pins on both

won by Col Olden. Next week is 4BBB Stableford event.

Wonthaggi French shoots 65 AS the weather heats up so does the golf scores. On Saturday we played a stableford event with a field of 95 players. A Grade winner was J. French 49 points including five birdies, one eagle and no bogeys; B Grade winner was D. Mackie 43 points and C Grade V. Tuddenham 44 points. Balls down the line: I. McDonald, G. Moresco 43; R. Chubb, M. Tiziani, J. Davies, J. Burke, K. Cuman 40; J. Walsh, K. Ridout, B. Cornelis, L. Wilson, R. Hender 39; P. Brusamarello, A. Wright 38. Continued next page.

the 1st and 13th greens. Around 30 people made the most of the glorious weather and enjoyed playing in the twilight competition last Thursday. The winners were Viv and David Enbom, scoring 22 points. Runners-up were Diarne and Terry Maskell, with 21 points. Third place went to Lee and Chris Clements, with 20 points, on a count-back from the usual winners, Jenni and Jaarl Enbom. Lee Clements and David Enbom were nearest the pin on the 1st, and Rod Spokes was closest on the 7th hole. Last Saturday, nine women played in a South African modified pairs event, in perfect weather, and with some very good individual scores. The winners were Lee Clements (13) and Marg Young (22) with 63 points. Runners-up were Lee Clements and Julie Hislop (40) with 62 points. Nearest the pins went to Lee Clements 7th, Joan Peters 10th and Chris Rickard on the 13th. It seems a good time to highlight the heat policy at Korumburra for the women. When the forecast temperature for Wonthaggi is 35 degrees Celsius or above on the night before the day of play, then the competition scheduled for the following day will be cancelled. Ladies may still opt to play a social round of golf but do so at their own risk. There will be no competition.

Mirboo North THE day winner of the stableford competition played on Thursday, January 9 was Josh Robbins (34) 45pts. A Grade: Ray Matthews (9) 39 pts. Down the line: A. Tyers 40 pts, B. Evans 40, C. Williams 39, J. Blunsden 39, C. Bracecamp 39. Results for Saturday, January 11: Day winner Phil Stimson (18) 44 pts countback. Winner A Grade Tom Traill (10) 44 pts. Ladies winner Barb Stimson (23) 38 pts. Down the line: D. Taylor 43 pts, J. Kus 39, B. Atkins 39, B. Bradshaw 39, G. Watson 39. 2nd shot nearest the pin 1st hole: S. McInnes. Nearest the pin: 4th B. Bradshaw, 6th J. Blunsden, 13th C. Bracecamp, 16th B. Atkins.


Great day: Barb Walker, Norrie Little and Judy Webb enjoyed their round of golf at Korumburra last Wednesday.

Good to go: ready to hit off the 9th tee in the twilight competition at Korumburra were Lynne Maxwell, Geoff Bond, Geoff Nelson and the winners last Thursday night, Viv and David Enbom.


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| SPORT From page 52. Nearest the pins: 2nd G. Linguey, 8th A. Phillpott, 13th C. Jeeves, 17th G. Moresco. Eagle: J. French 7th. Let’s hope the course stands up to the heatwave we are having and make sure all you golfers drink plenty of water on the course. Liam Sawyer’s wedding was great and congratulations to Liam and Tamara, and enjoy your future together. Don’t forget pennant starts in March and if you want to play please put your name on the sheet in the pro shop as teams will be picked in the next few weeks. Good golfing and I will see you all on the course.

Wonthaggi ladies golf SUMMER and windy golf is certainly here and with the course giving the ladies some extra metres there are some great scores being posted by some of the players. On Wednesday, 19 girls set out and Dot Garry went home very pleased with a fabulous round (26) 42 points the winner on the day and also posting a very credible score Sev Piasente (22) 38 points was the runner up. Also Sev earnt a reduction to 21 of her handicap. Notable mentions go to Anne Walker eagle three on the first hole (good start),birdies also by Dot Garry, Sev Piasente and Marg Johnson in their rounds. NTP 8th to Maree Anderson, NTP 17th Marg Johnson. BDL Dot Garry 42, Sev Piasente 38, Marg Johnson 36, Anne Walker 34, Chris

Hamilton 34 and Jan Beaumont 33. While the most wildlife at Wonthaggi we have to be concerned with is the kangaroos bounding across the fairways, a couple of our members Sev Piasente and Maureen Masterman recently played at Torquay and evidently they had to encourage a sunning snake off one of the tees so they could play the hole - that is dedication to the game. Upcoming dates to remember include opening mixed on Sunday, January 19. Names are needed in the golf shop and a partner will be found if anyone needs one. It is an early start to 2014 season so please support the day. Opening ladies day is on Wednesday, February 5 and the entry list is in the ladies room. Names for pennant list are also in ladies room, please indicate as soon as possible if you can play so Jan has an idea of numbers.

Woorayl OUR thanks goes to Frank Schwarz who sponsored our stroke event last Saturday. Trent Walters won A Grade with his 69 net, John Diaper won B Grade with 71 net and Ivor McLennan took out C Grade with a 69 net. Balls going to I. Atcheson, P. Burgess, J. Howard, Bo Fiek, J. Redmond, J. Bolge, N. McKenzie, R. Warren and B. Wilson. Nearest the pins to John Hickey and Jason Redmond. Our ladies event went to Maxine Eabry with her net 70 and balls went to Elsie McBride and Shirley Thomas.

Nearest the pins going to Fay Maynard and Sue Wakefield. The Thursday competition saw Al McEachern win clearly with 45 points and balls going to Ross Winkler, John Hickey and Bob Beilby while Jim Newton won the nearest the pin. Next week is the 8th round of the summer trophies, with Larkin Printers sponsoring the stableford event, and don’t forget that on Thursday we start the 2014 meal and raffle nights.

Bowlers invite many THE ladies bowled the Presidents’ Invitation Day games at Leongatha Bowling Club in the very hot weather of Friday, January 10. One player was overcome by the heat and had to go home. More than 30 teams travelled to the event from Clay-

ton, Drouin, Fish Creek, Foster, Inverloch, Korumburra, Lang Lang, Leongatha, Loch, Meeniyan, Mirboo North, Mt Eliza, Mornington Civic, Morwell, Phillip Island, San Remo, South Gippsland, Tarwin Lower, Toora, Trafalgar, Trafalgar Park, Traralgon Bowls, Traralgon RSL, Yallourn and Yarram.

Woorayl ladies THE Woorayl ladies played the January Monthly Medal in perfect conditions with some very good results. The winner for the day was Janet Thompson with a great score of 102 (36 ) 66 net. Well done Janet. Runner up was Marg Tuckett with 91 (24) 67 net. Both broke their handicaps. The next best score was Dot Jarvis with 72 net. Nearest the pins on the 8th was Dot Jarvis and 17th Janet Thompson. A free beginners ladies and girls clinic will be held at the Woorayl Golf Club commencing on Sunday, February 2 at 9am to 10am and equipment will be supplied. All enquiries and registration to lady captain, Marg Tuckett by phone 5662 3338 or mobile 0439 623 371. Our golfing season will commence on January 29 with a three person Ambrose event over nine holes. Please bring along a new golfer or a friend to enjoy this fun day.

Fraternising: Lorna Roberts and Dot Stein of Mirboo North with Shirley Heywood and Glenis Densley of Meeniyan during the lunch break.

Heat of the moment: Bev Thompson of Leongatha bowls against Loch.

Hand of experience: Fay Minter travelled from Traralgon for a hot but enjoyable day of bowls.

Putting practice: Carol Hawking enjoys a quiet afternoon at Leongatha Golf Club.

Behind the scenes: boss of the kitchen Mary Jepson prepares lunch for 120 with Trish McCormick and Glenda Trotman.

Winners: San Remo’s Pam Wintrup, Shirley Carvosso, Pat Frazer and J Allen Dayle from San Remo took out the day.

Lunch break: Leonie Hanks and Avril van Wamel of Meeniyan have a welcome break in the air conditioning with Rena Spark and Ann Plowman of Mirboo North.

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Nipper’s program big at Waratah MORE than 150 nippers are participating in Waratah Bay Surf Life Saving Club’s nipper program. After a cool start the weather has turned for the better with a hot week encouraging plenty of water based events. Nippers is a great way for children to make friends, be active and enjoy the beach in a safe environment. The club is currently running a bronze camp and the club championships will be held on Friday, January 24.

Right, New nippers: Under 7 girls in the nipper program were, back from left, Tess Brown, Ineke, Alexa Gemmell, front, Summer Smith, Chloe Fox and Lydia Giles. Below, Board event: taking a rest before their board event were, back, Angus Dart and front, Ethan Farrell, Ben Makowski, Patrick Manning, Lochie Brooks, and Daniel Osborn.

Water safety: helping out with the nipper program last Friday were, from left, Niamh Ritman, Amelie Lay and Ruby Lam.

Commences Tuesday Jan 28, 2014 at 6.00 pm Teams of 3 persons up to a maximum of 30 teams.

If your Business/Club or Group has not already entered and would like to enter a team please contact Bev Coulter 5662 3841 Mob 0427 623 841

Heads up: participating in the beach flags were, from left, Tess, Aaron and Luke.

Water hole: enjoying a dig into the wet sand were Julia Klein and Sunday Doddrell.

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LDCA ladders A Grade Division 1 OMK........................................96 Won Workmens ......................84 Inverloch .................................68 Town ........................................60 Nerrena .....................................48 Imperials ..................................36 Phillip Island ............................24 Korumburra ..............................12 A Grade Division 2 Won Miners .......................... 112

Koonwarra-L/RSL .................86 Kilcunda-Bass.........................78 Fish Creek-Tarwin .................54 Glen Alvie ................................36 Poowong-Loch .........................30 MDU ........................................30 Foster........................................30 B Grade Division 1 OMK........................................90 Phillip Island...........................84 Won Workmens ......................78

Quick arm: Jason “Sweets” Kennedy composes after a delivery on Saturday in A2. Photo by Mark Drury.

MDU ........................................54 Town.........................................42 Inverloch ..................................36 Won Miners ..............................30 Nerrena .....................................18 B Grade Division 2 Imperials ............................... 110 Koonwarra-L/RSL .................86 Korumburra ...........................66 Glen Alvie................................42 Poowong-Loch .........................42 Foster........................................42 Kilcunda-Bass ..........................36 Fish Creek-Tarwin....................12 C Grade Division 1 Won Workmens ......................84 OMK........................................84 Inverloch .................................72 Phillip Island...........................66 Nerrena .....................................42 Town.........................................30 MDU ........................................24 Imperials ..................................18 C Grade Division 2 OMK........................................84 Kilcunda-Bass.........................72 Won Miners ............................66 Won Workmens ......................60 Koonwarra-L/RSL ...................54 Korumburra ..............................42 Inverloch ..................................24 Glen Alvie ................................18 MDU ........................................12 Under 16 Kilcunda-Bass.........................42 Nerrena ...................................36 Phillip Island...........................36 Imperials .................................30 Fish Creek-Tarwin....................24 MDU ........................................18 Korumburra ..............................18 Won Workmens ........................12 Won Miners ..............................12 OMK ..........................................6 Poowong-Loch ...........................6

• Gippsland Cricket League Cricket Warragul champs set for topples LDCA Leongatha WARRAGUL has

LEONGATHA’S up and coming cricketing stars have the opportunity to take on the legends of the game in this year’s McDonald’s Summer Cricket Camps. Running the Leongatha clinic are some of the most well known names in Australian cricket including Geoff Dymock and John Dyson. The McDonald’s Summer Cricket Camp, run by Shaun Brown’s Cricket Coaching, is being held at East Campus Leongatha January 16 and 17 from 8.30am – 3.00pm each day. Positions are still available at the Leongatha camp. Geoff Dymock said he was looking forward to taking the local talent through their paces. “We are excited to get alongside the budding junior talent in Leongatha and hopefully unearth some of Australia’s next cricket greats,” he said. “The camps were created to cater for kids from six to 17 and will train them in a variety of skills including bowling, batting and fielding,” Dymock said. McDonald’s partnership with Shaun Brown Cricket Coaching showcases the way McDonald’s is committed to promoting healthy and active lifestyles amongst young Victorians, says Leongatha McDonald’s Licensee Stefan Wojciechowski. “We are very excited to bring a legend of the game like Geoff Dymock to Leongatha for the McDonald’s Summer Cricket Camp,” he said. “We know these greats of the game will inspire the junior sporting stars of the community to reach for their best in the sporting arena while living active and healthier lifestyles.” To register for a position at the McDonald’s Summer Cricket Camp or for further information on McDonald’s Summer Cricket Camps, visit

defeated Leongatha in round four of the Gippsland Cricket League, putting paid to any chance the LDCA had of defending its title. Warragul was sent in to bat at Hallora and made a good score of 9/218 on a pitch which played well with a quick outfield. The LDCA’s bowlers performed well with the best of these Alan Jenkins 3/21, Dylan Clark 2/37 and Sam Jenkins 2/43. The 218 was gettable and despite the loss of two early wickets, the LDCA knuckled down and was 2/90 at one stage with Mitchell Clark on 44 and Jason Wilson also set on 29. But both players fell on 90 on these scores and suddenly it was 4/90 with two new players at the crease. The LDCA never recovered with just Dylan Clark’s 21 the next best with the tail collapsing; LDCA all out for 136. Lachlan Cleeland (Phillip Island) and Amila Ratnayake (Leongatha Town) are stepping in for their first games this Sunday while Gavin Britt (Workers) is back.

LDCA senior GCL team THE following players have been selected for the Senior LDCA GCL team who are playing Bairnsdale at Leongatha on Sunday, January 19. Mitch Clark (Nerrena), Lachlan Cleeland (Phillip Island), Tom Piddington (Imperials), Gavin Britt (Wonthaggi

Here it comes: Ryan Clark runs in at Inverloch in A1 while batsman Will Rankin prepares to run.

WARRAGUL & DIST d LEONGATHA & DIST 1st innings Warragul & Dist J. Serong b. L. Rankin................8 B. Wadlan c&b. A. Jenkins ......21 W. Pollock lbw. b. A. Jenkins.....0 F. Duncan c. T. Piddington b. S. Jenkins .........................44 C. Savage c. T. Piddington b. A. Jenkins .........................14 D. Hamilton c. L. Rankin b. S. Jenkins .........................47 J. Croft b. T. Wightman ............10 L. Gilbert c&b. D. Clark ............2 R. Williams n.o. .......................48 B. Williams c&b. D. Clark .........6 S. Gardiner n.o. ..........................6 Extras ......................................12 Total .............................9/218 (cc) Bowling: A. Jenkins 3/21, L. Rankin 1/34, J. Wilson 0/12, K. Rotthier 0/27, T. Wightman 1/39, D. Clark 2/37, S. Jenkins 2/43. 1st innings Leongatha & Dist M. Clark c. J. Serong b. D. Weller ..........................44 T. Wyatt c. D. Hamilton b. S. Gardiner .........................8 T. Piddington b. S. Gardiner ......0 J. Wilson lbw. b. J. Croft ..........29 K. Rotthier lbw. b. D. Weller ...13 D. Clark b. C. Savage...............21 L. Rogers lbw. b. J. Croft ...........4 C. Salmon n.o.............................8 T. Wightman lbw. b. C. Savage ...........................0 A. Jenkins b. C. Savage .............0 L. Rankin c. C. Savage b. D. Weller ............................0 Extras ........................................9 Total .......................................136 Bowling: S. Gardiner 2/33, C. Savage 3/4, R. Williams 0/12, B. Wadlan 0/10, J. Croft 2/38, D. Weller 3/32.

Workmens), Dylan Clark (Inverloch), Kit Rotthier (Inverloch), Amila Ratnayake (Town), Caine Salmon (Nerrena), Tim Wightman (Nerrena), Sam Sperling (Koonwarra RSL), Lewis Rankin (Inverloch), Ben Foon (Wonthaggi Miners). Clubs are to advise players of selection as soon as possible. Players are to be at Leongatha football ground by 9.15am. Selected players unavailable must ring team manager Kristian Gray no later than Thursday night on the following numbers: W: 5662 3712, M: 0439 825 168.

C Grade cricket scores DIVISION 1

INVERLOCH d NERRENA 1st innings Inverloch P. Johnson c. D. Campbell b. S. Gaddam ........................23 I. Smith c. B. Standfield b. S. Gaddam ........................77 D. Lawton c. S. Gaddam b. B. Standfield.....................20 W. Williams c. C. Baudinette b. G. Giliam..........................27 P. Jobling c. D. Campbell b. S. Gaddam ..........................0 J. Brosnan b. D. Grigg ...............3 C. Buxton n.o. ............................8 W. Dummett b. D. Brigg ............0 S. Buxton n.o..............................0 Extras ........................................6 Total .............................7/164 (cc) Bowling: M. Giliam 1/38, D. Grigg 2/22, K. Clark 0/16, D. Campbell 0/19, S. Gaddam 3/15, M. Waltom 0/23, B. Standfield 1/30. 1st innings Nerrena G. Giliam b. D. Lawton .............0 M. Giliam r.o. .............................0 C. Baudinette lbw. b. D. Lawton ..........................7 B. Standfield b. J. Brosnan .......43 S. Gaddam c. b. D. Lawton ......22 M. Waltom c. b. P. Jobling .........8 B. Gannon b. J. Brosnan ............2 D. Campbell c. b. P. Jobling .......3 K. Clark c&b. J. Brosnan ...........2 D. Grigg b. W. Williams.............0 M. Wardle n.o.............................0 Extras ......................................29 Total ....................................... 116 Bowling: D. Lawton 3/39, L. Keily 0/25, W. Williams 1/0, P. Jobling 2/17, J. Brosnan 3/22, I. Smith 0/2. OMK d WON WORKMENS 1st innings Won Workmens

S. Brann c&b. G. Lomagno .....36 M. Davey c. S. McNamara b. B. Nation ............................0 J. Sheerin c. N. Audino b. B. Nation ............................5 B. Osborne c&b. T. Eustace .......9 S. Morison b. C. O’Brien .........16 K. Brann r.o. ...............................0 A. McLean c. b. C. O’Brien .......2 L. Borne c. N. Audino b. P. Green ............................20 C. Rigby c. J. Greenwood b. P. Green ..............................5 S. Liddle n.o. ..............................3 J. Brann b. J. Greenwood ...........0 Extras ........................................5 Total .......................................101 Bowling: B. Nation 2/23, P. Green 2/16, T. Eustace 1/12, G. Lomagno 1/31, C. O’Brien 2/7, J. Greenwood 1/10. 1st innings OMK A. McKinnon lbw. b. L. Borne ..0 J. Greenwood c. J. Sheerin b. S. Morison ........................43 T. Eustace c. K. Brann b. S. Morison ........................31 W. Dowel c. K. Brann b. S. Morison ..........................4 C. O’Brien c. M. Davey b. S. Morison ..........................1 B. Nation n.o. ...........................10 P. Miller n.o. ...............................2 Extras ......................................12 Total ....................................5/103 Bowling: L. Borne 1/15, S. Liddle 0/26, C. Rigby 0/34, S. Morison 4/19. PHILLIP ISLAND def by TOWN 1st innings Town J. Schelling c. R. Good.............24 G. Pouw c. B. Insall b. P. Francis ..........................24 G. Goss c. S. Cox b. M. Cleary ...........................2

M. Warren b. M. Cleary ...........18 M. Craig c. B. Insall b. M. Cleary ...........................0 J. Schelling c. B. Insall b. S. Cox...............................24 D. Goss c. J. Manning b. S. Cox...............................10 R. Edwards b. B. Insall ............12 C. Dowling n.o. ........................18 M. Luscombe c...........................6 R. Shields b. M. Cleary ..............4 Extras ......................................22 Total .......................................164 Bowling: B. Young 0/14, J. Good 0/23, M. Cleary 3/31, P. Francis 1/8, S. Cox 3/45, B. Insall 1/27. 1st innings Phillip Island R. Purcell r.o. ...........................32 B. Insall r.o. ..............................15 R. Good c. D. Goss b. M. Warren ..........................0 J. Manning c. R. Edwards b. M. Warren ........................ 11 P. Francis c. C. Dowling b. D. Goss.............................43 J. Good b. J. Schelling .............12 M. Cleary c. M. Luscombe b. D. Goss...............................0 M. Christopher c. J. Schelling b. D. Goss...............................4 M. Sampson b. D. Goss .............8 B. Young n.o...............................3 S. Cox r.o....................................1 Extras ......................................10 Total .......................................140 Bowling: J. Schelling 1/29, M. Luscombe 0/22, M. Warren 2/11, D. Goss 4/33, R. Edwards 0/7, C. Dowling 0/17, R. Shields 0/7, G. Goss 0/12. IMPERIALS def by MDU 1st innings MDU B. Davey lbw. b. G. Price.........49 T. Bright lbw. b. B. Maskell .......0 P. Robinson c. B. Wright

b. N. Hodges ......................101 S. McRae c. D. Ginnane b. N. Hodges ........................24 S. Dunlop b. N. Hodges .............7 B. Thomas c. D. Ginnane b. S. Bentley .........................18 M. Perry c. N. Hodges b. R. Turner ............................2 K. Brown c. D. Ginnane b. M. Malloy ........................21 A. Horvarth n.o. .........................6 K. Newton b. R. Turner..............2 C. Olden stp. N. Hodges b. D. Ginnane .........................9 Extras ......................................33 Total .......................................272 Bowling: B. Maskell 1/26, S. Bentley 1/45, R. Turner 2/51, M. Malloy 1/27, G. Price 1/30, H. Marshall 0/36, N. Hodges 3/42, D. Ginnane 1/5. 1st innings Imperials M. Malloy lbw. b. B. Thomas ..20 B. Wright c&b. B. Thomas ......16 B. Maskell lbw. b. M. Perry .......0 R. Turner b. K. Brown ...............0 D. Ginnane c&b. B. Thomas ....21 N. Hodges b. S. McRae............23 B. Casbolt b. S. McRae ..............2 M. Price b. M. Perry...................0 H. Marshall n.o. .........................6 S. Bentley b. K. Newton ............4 G. Pride b. B. Davey ................13 Extras ......................................21 Total .......................................126 Bowling: K. Brown 2/27, M. Perry 2/15, B. Thomas 1/21, S. Dunlop 1/20, S. McRae 2/13, K. Newton 1/18, P. Robinson 0/5, B. Davey 1/0.


GLEN ALVIE def by WON WORKMENS 1st innings Glen Alvie M. Hull b. A. Busana .................3 G. Chisholm b. M. Dobbie .........5 I. Thorn c. D. McGuirk b. A. Ray ..............................12 R. Matthews c. A. Ray b. W. McCall ........................32 T. Piasente c. R. Stein b. M. Dobbie ..........................3 S. Day c. A. Busana b. R. Stein.............................20 A. Spradbury c. T. Tootell b. R. Stein...............................4 E. Chandler b. W. McCall ..........1 B. Carr n.o. ...............................15 P. Palmer n.o. ...........................15 Extras ........................................8 Total .............................8/118 (cc) Bowling: W. McCall 2/12, A. Busana 1/22, A. Ray 1/21, M. Dobbie 2/15, J. Licis 0/16, R. Stein 2/21, B. Evans 0/7. 1st innings Won Workmens T. Tootell c. ................................8 B. Evans c. ...............................19 D. McGuirk c. ............................2 W. McCall b. ..............................0 A. Busana c. .............................30 J. Licis n.o. ...............................35 A. Geyer c. .................................8 M. Dobbie n.o. ......................... 11 Extras ......................................17 Total ....................................6/130 Bowling: A. Spradbury 0/20, S. Day 1/18, P. Palmer 3/19, E. Chandler 1/14, J. Hull 1/8, T. Piasente 0/19, B. Carr 0/21. WON MINERS d KILCUNDA-BASS 1st innings Kilcunda-Bass D. Aurisch c. J. Harpreet-Singh b. T. Nelson ............................6 G. Burchell c. R. Bettess

b. G. Peters ...........................17 A. Blackney b. T. Walker ......... 11 M. Whitlam c. J. Rumbold b. T. Walker ..........................29 B. Jones b. J. Harpreet-Singh .....1 D. Blackney c. M. Thatcher b. T. Walker ............................2 D. O’Neill c. J. Rumbold b. T. Nelson ..........................21 E. Garratt c. G. Peters b. J. Harpreet-Singh ...............1 J. Oates r.o. .................................2 B. Pipicelli n.o............................0 Extras ...................................... 11 Total .......................................101 Bowling: J. Rumbold 0/12, T. Nelson 2/18, G. Peters 1/12, P. Loos 0/15, T. Walker 3/18, J. Harpreet-Singh 2/21. 1st innings Won Miners M. Thatcher n.o. .......................54 B. Thatcher c. D. Blackney b. B. Pipicelli..........................2 R. Bettess b. M. Whitlam .........45 S. Ivekovic c. D. Blackney b. E. Garratt ............................0 T. Nelson n.o. ...........................10 Extras ........................................4 Total ....................................3/115 Bowling: D. O’Neill 0/20, B. Pipicelli 1/37, M. Whitlam 1/29, B. Jones 0/18, E. Garratt 1/10. KORUMBURRA d INVERLOCH 1st innings Korumburra J. Kyle b. ..................................22 T. Morrison c. ...........................14 N. Leppin b. ...............................1 I. Riddell c................................48 M. Patten c. ..............................42 S. McKenzie c. ...........................9 M. Allen b. .................................4 S. Hall c......................................0 S. Braithwaite.............................3 T. Harley c. .................................5

T. Sorrell n.o...............................0 Extras ......................................20 Total .......................................168 Bowling: D. Lawson 3/42, S. Hayes 2/19, C. Butler 4/43, C. McCaughan 0/19, D. Snelling 0/25, Mackay 1/16. 1st innings Inverloch Mackay c. b. S. McKenzie .........2 C. Butler c. b. M. Patten.............6 S. Hayes b. I. Riddell .................8 P. Aikins c. S. Hall b. I. Riddell ............................1 C. McCaughan b. I. Riddell .......0 D. Lawson n.o. ...........................4 D. Snelling c. b. I. Riddell .........0 J. Dennerley c&b. S. Braithwaite ..............14 Extras ........................................7 Total .........................................32 Bowling: S. McKenzie 1/8, S. Hall 0/7, M. Patten 1/6, I. Riddell 4/1, M. Allen 0/0, T. Sorrell 0/6, S. Braithwaite 1/3. OMK d KOONWARRA-L/RSL 1st innings OMK G. Adams c. ..............................41 D. Wylie c. ...............................16 B. Maguire b. .............................3 K. Houghton r.o........................52 M. Gow b. ..................................0 R. Paterson b. ...........................22 N. Paterson n.o. ........................12 A. Miller c. .................................2 J. Whiteside r.o. ..........................2 D. Wylie n.o. ..............................4 Extras ......................................21 Total .............................8/175 (cc) 1st innings Koonwarra-L/RSL Extras ...................................... 11 Total ...............................5/77 (cc) Bowling: B. Maguire 2/8, D. Wylie 2/13, D. Wylie 0/9, J. Whiteside 1/17, G. Adams 0/13, N. Paterson 0/6, R. Wyatt 0/7.

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• B Grade, Division 1

Sam’s six not enough for Town LEONGATHA Town bowler Sam Clark took things to the next level on Saturday claiming six wickets against Phillip Island. Clark managed to claim all six on his own as well with four batsman clean bowled, one called for LBW and one that Clark caught off his own delivery. Two of his victims walked for ducks in his 6/42 onslaught but this was not enough to secure the Scorpions a victory. Phillip Island finished their innings all out for 172 sending Town into bat. A high score of 30 from Browne was supported by mid 20s from his teammates but it wasn’t enough to get them over the line for a win. An effort of 83 by Outtrim Moyarra Kongwak opener Kris Kerr put his side in a good position against the Wonthaggi Workmens on Saturday. Russ White was the next highest scorer with 34 adding to the 7/203 innings for the Diggers. A strong start from Workmens’ openers Turton (18) and Geyer (36) failed to continue with Kris Kerr (3/26) and Barry Wyatt (4/16) cleaning out most of the order leaving them all out for 122. An opening slog of 63 from Inverloch’s Brayley was not enough to secure

a win for his team against Nerrena. The Stingrays struggled with four ducks as Telfer did the cleaning up from the Red Caps with 4/20. Inverloch were all out with 147 before Nerrena jumped to the crease. Matheson led the way with 76 not out taking the Red Caps to 6/151 - a victory with six overs to spare. Meeniyan Dumbalk United took a solid win over the Wonthaggi Miners after clearing them all out for 121. McKnight was the standout bowler for MDU claiming 3/16 while Harris was also a top performer with 3/52. TOWN def by PHILLIP ISLAND 1st innings Phillip Island A. Finlayson b. S. Clark .............3 R. Cleeland c. S. Fixter b. M. Livingstone ...................4 T. McCoy lbw. b. S. Clark..........7 L. Keating c. M. Livingstone b. S. Browne.........................40 J. Blackwell c. S. Browne b. S. Fixter ............................24 J. Johnston b. S. Clark..............39 J. Keating b. S. Clark ...............27 J. Cox c. M. Wilson b. R. McLennan......................4 D. Johnston b. S. Clark ..............0 S. Niven c&b. S. Clark...............0 A. Thomas n.o. ...........................0 Extras ......................................25 Total .......................................172 Bowling: S. Clark 6/42, M. Livingstone 1/23, S. Fixter 1/16, C. Bruce 0/26, S. Browne 1/14, R. McLennan 1/29, A. Fixter 0/15. 1st innings Town J. Withers b. S. Niven...............24 S. Browne lbw. b. D. Johnston ......................30 W. Turner c. L. Keating b. D. Johnston ........................2

Leongatha District Cricket Association Umpire Appointments EVANS PETROLEUM Round 10 - January 18 Home team Away Team Grade A1 Korumburra v OMK Town v Imperials Nerrena v Phillip Island Won Workmens v Inverloch Grade A2 Won Miners v Poowong-Loch Fish Crk-Tarwin v MDU Foster v Koonwarra-RSL Sunday, January 19 Kilcunda-Bass v Glen Alvie Grade B1 Inverloch v Town MDU v Won Workmens OMK v Nerrena Phillip Island v Won Miners Grade B2 Koonwarra-RSL v Fish Ck-Tarwin Poowong-Loch v Kilcunda-Bass Imperials v Foster Glen Alvie v Korumburra Grade C1 MDU v OMK Town v Imperials Nerrena v Phillip Island Won Workmens v Inverloch Grade C2 Inverloch v Glen Alvie Won Workmens v Won Miners Kilcunda-Bass v Koonwarra-RSL OMK v Korumburra



Kor Rec L Turf Nerr Butch W

T. Rogers C. Salmon G. Laird V. Baskerville

Won Rec A. Jordan FC Turf S. Lanyon FGC B. Bek Butch W

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C. Bruce c. J. Blackwell b. A. Thomas ........................21 M. Livingstone c. J. Johnston b. A. Thomas ........................28 S. Fixter lbw. b. J. Johnston .....24 A. Fixter c. A. Finlayson b. D. Johnston ........................1 M. Wilson c. b. T. McCoy ........ 11 R. McLennan b. T. McCoy ........2 J. Bolge c. D. Johnston b. J. Johnston ..........................0 S. Clark n.o. ...............................0 Extras ...................................... 11 Total .......................................154 Bowling: S. Niven 1/23, J. Cox 0/30, D. Johnston 3/24, A. Thomas 2/53, J. Johnston 2/12, T. McCoy 2/4. WON MINERS def by MDU 1st innings MDU T. Zukovskis b. D. Beesey ......17 C. Hughes b. D. Beesey .............2 R. Olden c. B. Mattock b. P. Hammer ........................40 C. Harris b. D. Beesey ............0 D. Thomas c. B. Mattock b. J. Loos ..............................50 L. Corry c. B. Mattock b. J. Loos ..............................30 M. Cantwell b. C. Honeysett......1 B. McKnight c. M. Schreck b. J. Loos ................................6 L. Mercer b. J. Loos ...................2 K. Sinclair n.o. ...........................1 S. Riley b. C. Honeysett .............0 Extras ........................................6 Total .......................................155 1st innings Won Miners Extras ........................................6 Total .......................................121 Bowling: M. Cantwell 1/8, L. Mercer 1/20, C. Harris 3/52, B. McKnight 3/16, S. Riley 2/23. WON WORKMENS def by OMK 1st innings OMK L. Jones c. D. Turton b. M. McCall ........................20 K. Kerr c. L. McLean b. T. Hooper .........................83 R. White c. D. Turton b. S. Coldebella ....................34 J. Paterson c. S. Coldebella b. T. Hooper .........................17 R. Quaife b. S. Coldebella .........6 B. Wyatt c. T. Hooper b. M. McCall ........................24 M. Cooke c. C. Harvey b. S. Coldebella ......................0 J. Cochrane n.o...........................9 D. Jeffries n.o. ............................3 Extras ........................................7 Total .............................7/203 (cc)

Bowling: M. McCall 2/24, Z. Macdermid 0/41, T. Hooper 2/44, C. Harvey 0/24, S. Coldebella 3/46, L. McLean 0/20. 1st innings Won Workmens D. Turton c. R. Quaife b. K. Kerr .............................18 R. Geyer c. M. Cooke b. K. Kerr .............................36 C. Harvey b. B. Wyatt ................4 T. Hooper c. D. Jeffries b. B. Wyatt ...........................23 C. Harvey c. b. B. Wyatt ............5 S. Osborne b. K. Kerr.................0 L. McLean b. B. Wyatt...............1 S. Roche n.o. ............................18 M. McCall c. b. D. Jeffries.........2 S. Coldebella b. D. McMeekin...0 Z. Macdermid r.o........................1 Extras ......................................14 Total .......................................122 Bowling: M. Cooke 0/32, R. White 0/24, K. Kerr 3/26, B. Wyatt 2/16, D. Jeffries 1/13, D. McMeekin 1/4. NERRENA d INVERLOCH 1st innings Inverloch S. Brayley c. P. Matheson b. W. Telfer ...........................63 L. Sharrock c. G. Labuschagne b. J. Hoy .................................6

Nice drive: Scott Browne cover drives for a boundary for Leongatha Town. Photo by Mark Drury. D. Ruffin c. A. Harrison b. P. Joseph .............................3 A. Brayley c&b. P. Joseph .........3 J. Courtenay b. P. Joseph............0 D. Clarkley c. P. Matheson b. J. Hoy ...............................13 J. Belli c. W. Telfer b. M. Croatto ........................24 J. Jackson n.o. ..........................26 N. Williams b. W. Telfer ............0 E. Cousins b. W. Telfer ..............0 J. Ritchie b. W. Telfer .................0

Extras ........................................8 Total .......................................147 Bowling: P. Joseph 3/37, J. Hoy 2/34, P. Matheson 0/20, C. Dougherty 0/15, W. Telfer 4/20, B. Croatto 1/17. 1st innings Nerrena T. Clark b. D. Clarkley ...............1 W. Telfer b. D. Clarkley ...........16 P. Matheson n.o. .......................76 A. Harrison lbw. b. D. Clarkley .........................0

G. Labuschagne b. J. Courtenay .....................29 M. Croatto c. L. Sharrock b. J. Courtenay .......................1 J. Hoy b. J. Courtenay ..............15 B. Croatto n.o. ............................8 Extras ........................................5 Total ....................................6/151 Bowling: J. Jackson 0/37, D. Clarkley 3/15, J. Courtenay 3/34, J. Ritchie 0/33, E. Cousins 0/25, A. Brayley 0/3.

Howzat: Philip Island quick, Jack Cox appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of Jay Withers. Photo by Mark Drury.

• B Grade, Division 2

Gray leads Imps to victory AN opening stand of 101, including an 86 run haul from Kristian Gray put the Leongatha Imperials in a winning position over Korumburra on Saturday. Gray joined Tim Sauvarin in the opening stand and when Sauvarin fell, Rushton (57) joined Gray to take the score up another 97 runs. The Imps finished the innings 4/221. Korumburra lined up to bat, it was a quick innings from Trevor Allen who fell early for a duck followed by teammate Scott also for a duck. Zac Price was the standout bowler for the Imps taking 4/23 and helping restrict the Cobras to just 9/95 for their innings. Fish Creek Tarwin were unable to chase down a total of 120 from Glen Alvie on Saturday. Roberts was the big hitter for Glen Alvie with 30 but two ducks restricted the

would-be score. Pouw helped FCT restrict the score with his 4/20 finishing 9/120. Despite a 34 run effort from Fisher FCT were unable to score the required runs finishing all out for 105. Foster was caught short despite 84 runs from Shaun Chaseling against Poowong Loch. Low scores from the rest of the side resulted in a 69 run loss. Three 30 run scoring players for Kilcunda Bass got them over the line against Koonwarra Leongatha/RSL. The 7/128 innings was more than enough before the Cougars were bowled out for just 73. FISH CREEK-TARWIN def by GLEN ALVIE 1st innings Glen Alvie R. Slade b. L. Edgelow ..............3 J. Wheeler c. D. Lavarda b. O. Straw ...........................14 P. Roberts b. C. Fisher..............33 J. Bolding b. C. Fisher .............15 R. Bolding c. G. Webster b. J. Pouw .............................18 R. Burke b. G. Buckland ............0 D. Gilbert b. J. Pouw................10

J. Burke c. O. Straw b. J. Pouw ...............................7 B. Davidson lbw. b. J. Pouw ......0 D. Burke n.o. ..............................8 Extras ......................................12 Total .............................9/120 (cc) Bowling: J. Pouw 4/20, L. Edgelow 1/23, O. Straw 1/20, C. Fisher 2/8, T. Stybosh 0/21, M. McGannon 0/7, G. Buckland 1/17. 1st innings Fish Creek-Tarwin O. Brennan b. .............................0 G. Webster lbw. ..........................9 J. Pouw b. ...................................7 M. Bright c. ..............................22 C. Fisher c. ...............................34 D. Lavarda b...............................1 O. Straw b. .................................0 L. Edgelow c. ...........................10 T. Stybosh lbw. ...........................0 G. Buckland lbw.........................1 M. McGannon n.o. .....................7 Extras ......................................14 Total .......................................105 Bowling: D. Gilbert 1/14, L. McRae 2/20, R. Bolding 1/26, D. Burke 5/21, J. Bolding 1/17. KORUMBURRA def by IMPERIALS 1st innings Imperials K. Gray c. J. Oxlee b. N. Allen ............................86 T. Sauvarin c. B. Condolucci b. T. Scott .............................35 J. Rushton c. N. Allen b. J. Oxlee ............................57 N. Eddy lbw. b. N. Allen ..........13 J. Ginnane n.o. ...........................2 M. Lafferty n.o. ..........................4 Extras ......................................24 Total .............................4/221 (cc)

Bowling: N. Allen 2/35, B. Gibbs-King 0/9, T. Gray 0/14, J. Oxlee 1/32, T. Scott 1/51, C. Mileto 0/21, M. Wrigley 0/20, T. Allen 0/26. 1st innings Korumburra C. Smith c. T. Sauvarin b. J. Forrester........................25 T. Allen b. Z. Price .....................0 T. Scott b. Z. Price......................0 N. Allen c. Z. Price b. M. Lafferty .........................4 J. Oxlee b. Z. Price .....................2 M. Wrigley b. M. Lafferty........12 T. Gray b. Z. Price ......................4 C. Mileto c. N. Eddy b. T. Sauvarin ....................... 11 L. Miller n.o. ............................ 11 B. Condolucci stp. J. Ginnane b. J. Mackie ..........................10 B. Gibbs-King n.o. .....................1 Extras ......................................14 Total ......................................9/95 Bowling: Z. Price 4/23, M. Lafferty 2/23, G. Forrester 0/10, J. Forrester 1/3, T. Sauvarin 1/11, J. Mackie 1/13, N. Eddy 0/5. FOSTER def by POOWONG-LOCH 1st innings Poowong-Loch Extras ......................................15 Total ....................................6/190 Bowling: J. Pilkington 1/30, S. Chaseling 1/22, A. Moore 1/20, H. Griggs 0/49, D. Williams 0/22, S. Lyon 0/44. 1st innings Foster J. Pilkington c. b. S. Head ..........2 H. Griggs lbw. b. G. Birnie ......22 S. Chaseling b. S. Head............84 A. Moore b. G. Birnie ................3 D. Williams b. A. Sheedy ...........1

S. Lyon c. b. A. Sheedy ..............0 B. Cripps c. b. S. McKinnon ......1 S. Griggs lbw. b. S. Head ...........2 T. Byrnes n.o. .............................0 T. Byrnes c. b. J. Patullo ............1 Extras ........................................5 Total .......................................121 KILCUNDA-BASS d KOONWARRA-L/RSL 1st innings Kilcunda-Bass T. Aplin c. .................................34 P. Mohascy c. ...........................30 R. Gardiner n.o.........................34 H. Grace c. .................................0 T. Smith r.o. ..............................13 B. Joseph c. ................................6 D. Clay r.o. .................................0 R. Duff c.....................................2 P. Coleman n.o. ..........................1 Extras ........................................8 Total .............................7/128 (cc) Bowling: N. Arnup 2/23, S. Paterson 0/17, S. Turner 1/28, S. Anderson 2/25, B. Perry 0/15, K. Thorne 0/15. 1st innings Koonwarra-L/RSL B. Moore b. R. Duff .................15 S. Paterson c. b. B. Joseph .........4 C. Moscript lbw. b. T. Smith ......4 L. Enter r.o. ..............................25 S. Hills n.o..................................0 H. Langenburg b. R. Duff ..........2 B. Perry lbw. b. H. Grace ...........0 K. Thorne c. b. D. Clay ..............5 S. Turner b. D. Clay ...................6 N. Arnup lbw. b. R. Duff ............0 S. Anderson c. b. D. Clay ...........2 Extras ......................................10 Total .........................................73 Bowling: T. Smith 1/13, R. Duff 3/20, H. Grace 1/10, D. Clay 3/21, B. Joseph 1/2.

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CRICKET | SPORT • A Grade, Division 1

Imperials keep Cobras down KORUMBURRA were unable to chase down the Leongatha Imperials on Saturday despite a valiant effort. The Cobras fell 12 runs short of victory being taken all out by the Imps in the very last over of the day. The day at the East Campus Oval started with big hitting from Rhett McLennan and Gary Sauvarin. The pair managed 69 between them before McLennan was caught for 23. Sauvarin joined in a partnership with Tom Piddington (32) to get the sides score to 137 before Sauvarin walked for 65. Joe O’Loughlin also performed well for the Imps with two sixes helping him to 29 not out. Cobra captain Daniel Salmon led well with the ball taking 3/38 and the Imps finished their innings 5/209. It was a slow start from the Korumburra contingent before captain Salmon found his stride knocking 37 which was followed by a solid 65 from Kyle Dorman. The game could have gone either way in the final overs but O’Loughlin came in fresh with the ball to take the final three wickets (3/15) in just under three

overs handing the Imps the game. Nerrena couldn’t match up against Inverloch on the Stingrays home turf on Saturday. Kit Rotthier was the stand out in the Inverloch line up with 97 not out in 100 balls. This effort was paramount in his side’s 9/177 innings. A number of the other batsman couldn’t handle the heat from Josh Trease who claimed 4/16. When the Red Caps took to the crease it was Symmons that stood out with a high score of 33 while Clark (4/30) and Thomas (3/27) bowled well for Inverloch. Nerrena were all out for 141, 36 short of their target. A solid chase by Leongatha Town gave them the win over Phillip Island on Saturday. A reasonable score of 6/174 from the Sharks with 50 from Black and 40 from Cleeland put them in a good position early. Consistent batting from Weerasinghe Silva (45), Hanks (30) and Smith (28 not out) had them well on the way to reach their target which they managed at the end of the 32nd over finishing the innings at 4/175.

PHILLIP ISLAND def by TOWN 1st innings Phillip Island E. Richards c. L. Smith b. M. Borschman ..................17 L. Cleeland c. A. Ratnayake b. M. Smith ..........................40 J. Black c. J. Burge b. M. Weerasinghe-Silva ......50 J. Kingwill c. L. Smith b. M. Borschman ....................8 T. Hornsby n.o..........................18 B. Johnston c. M. Borschman b. M. Weerasinghe-Silva ........1 C. Viljoen b. A. Ratnayake.........6 C. Keerthisinghe n.o. ...............18 Extras ......................................16 Total .............................6/174 (cc) Bowling: A. Ratnayake 1/24, J. Burge 0/38, M. Borschman 2/27, A. Hickey 0/31, M. Smith 1/16, M. Weerasinghe-Silva 2/37. 1st innings Town M. Weerasinghe-Silva c&b. J. Kingwill ...................45 I. Hanks c. E. Richards b. C. Viljoen .........................30 A. Hickey b. E. Richards .........26 A. Ratnayake c. J. Black b. M. Price ..............................9 M. Borschman n.o. ...................18 M. Smith n.o. ...........................28 Extras ......................................19 Total ....................................4/175 Bowling: S. Kirton 0/21, S. Boyack 0/36, C. Viljoen 1/23, C. Keerthisinghe 0/16, J. Kingwill 1/31, E. Richards 1/20, M. Price 1/26. IMPERIALS d KORUMBURRA 1st innings Imperials R. McLennan c. T. Lucas b. J. Meade ...........................23 G. Sauvarin c. J. Meade b. D. Salmon ........................65 T. Piddington c. K. Miller b. D. Salmon ........................32 L. Rogers c. K. Miller b. D. Salmon ........................10 J. O’Loughlin n.o. ....................29 T. Williams stp. K. Miller b. I. Osman ...........................20 R. Higgins n.o. ...........................3 Extras ......................................27 Total .............................5/209 (cc)

Gone: Inverloch’s Will Rankin looks on in disappointment as his shot flies towards the hands of Brendan Hayes in A1. Bowling: K. Dorman 0/21, K. Rigby 0/16, J. Meade 1/39, P. Dunlevie 0/37, D. Salmon 3/38, I. Osman 1/42, D. Scott 0/10. 1st innings Korumburra J. Cook c. T. Williams b. A. Eddy ..............................4 K. Miller c. G. Sauvarin b. L. Wright ............................8 I. Osman c. T. Williams b. A. Eddy ............................ 11 K. Rigby c. T. Williams b. J. Parker..............................5 D. Salmon b. T. Piddington ......37 K. Dorman r.o. .........................65 T. Lucas c. A. Eddy b. B. Davidson........................1 J. Richards c. T. Williams b. J. O’Loughlin ...................35 D. Scott c. L. Wright

b. J. O’Loughlin .....................2 J. Meade c&b. J. O’Loughlin .....6 P. Dunlevie n.o. ..........................1 Extras ......................................22 Total .......................................197 Bowling: J. Parker 1/23, A. Eddy 2/30, L. Wright 1/17, B. Davidson 1/40, T. Piddington 1/44, L. Rogers 0/23, J. O’Loughlin 3/15. INVERLOCH v NERRENA 1st innings Inverloch B. Debono c. D. Symmons b. J. Trease............................10 N. Brayley c. D. Symmons b. J. Trease..............................9 W. Rankin c. B. Hayes b. J. Trease..............................2 K. Rotthier n.o..........................97 D. Clark c. C. Salmon

b. J. Trease............................ 11 J. Dennerley c&b. T. Wightman ................14 D. Mathews c. R. Clark b. Z. Trease.............................1 J. Smith r.o. ..............................18 D. Connelly c. J. Renden b. D. Symmons.......................2 R. Thomas c. D. Baldi b. T. Wightman .......................0 L. Rankin n.o..............................0 Extras ......................................13 Total .............................9/177 (cc) Bowling: J. Trease 4/16, R. Clark 0/33, T. Davison 0/38, T. Wightman 2/34, Z. Trease 1/22, D. Symmons 1/26. 1st innings Nerrena M. Clark c. D. Mathews b. L. Rankin..........................23

B. Hayes b. K. Rotthier ..............1 D. Symmons c. L. Rankin b. D. Clark ............................33 T. Wightman b. D. Clark ............9 C. Salmon c. N. Brayley b. D. Clark ............................17 J. Renden c. N. Brayley b. D. Clark ..............................3 R. Clark b. R. Thomas..............12 D. Baldi lbw. b. R. Thomas ........0 J. Trease c. W. Rankin b. R. Thomas ........................19 Z. Trease b. D. Connelly ............5 T. Davison n.o. ...........................0 Extras ......................................19 Total ..................................10/141 Bowling: R. Thomas 3/27, L. Rankin 1/22, K. Rotthier 1/36, D. Clark 4/30, D. Mathews 0/24, D. Connelly 1/1.

• A Grade, Division 2

Century gets Foster win A CENTURY to Scott Jeffery set up an excellent chase by Foster when they took on Poowong Loch at the weekend. The Foster opener played fantastic cricket with opening partner Lynch (36). Jeffery smashed 15 fours on his way to the

triple figures before being the first to fall for his side, run out on 112. Collis was another standout for the Tigers falling for 25 after the target had been reached. Every Magpie player had a bowl against Foster to try and slow Jeffery and his men but Colin Knox was the most effective with 3/27.

James Mahood was vital in shutting down Koonwarra/Leongatha RSL on Saturday with five wickets. The Cougars were chasing Kilcunda/Bass’s 6/195 which included a top score from Oats of 42. Neville Toms started well for Koonwarra/Leongatha RSL with 19 but it was not long before

Mahood started taking names. Sperling was first to fall on 13, followed by caught and bowls against Anderson and O’Conner. Two tail enders were taken out by Mahood as well finishing the Cougar innings all out for 117, well short of their target. An all round good performance from Fish Creek

Bang!: Cougar Nev Toms lets one fly down the pitch on Saturday against Kilcunda Bass. Photo by Mark Drury.

Tarwin got them a win over Glen Alvie on Saturday. Brad Coates was a top scorer for FCT after his side was sent into bat first. Coates managed a 45 and along with Danckert’s 30 and three score in the 20s the side finished all out for 174. Glen Alvie struggled to find their feet between the big hitters with Smith (29), Glen (26) and Lowe (19) the only ones who managed to make double figures for their side. Dankckert performed well with the ball as well claiming 3/14 with his teammate Buckland also managing three finishing Glen Alvie all out for 117. Meeniyan Dumbalk United were robbed of a victory by just two runs when they faced the Wonthaggi Miners. A 59 run effort from Steve Arnup had seen MDU fnishing their innings 7/207. Consistent batting from the entire Miners’ side however managed to bring them over the line in the last over with a score of 9/209. POOWONG-LOCH def by FOSTER 1st innings Poowong-Loch

C. Knox b. G. Collis.................18 M. Adderley lbw. b. G. Collis ...........................37 R. Carvill c. S. Jeffery b. G. Collis .............................0 N. Findlay c. D. Lacasa b. J. Chaseling ......................43 N. Brew stp. M. Lynch b. G. Tanner ............................0 C. Oliver c. M. Lynch b. G. Tanner ............................2 T. Hancock n.o. ........................60 A. Fisher n.o.............................16 Extras ......................................35 Total .............................6/212 (cc) Bowling: B. Corrie 0/42, J. Prain 0/53, J. Chaseling 1/50, G. Collis 3/16, G. Tanner 2/26, S. Jeffery 0/22. 1st innings Foster S. Jeffery r.o. .......................... 112 M. Lynch c. T. Hancock b. C. Knox ............................36 G. Collis c. M. Adderley b. C. Knox ............................25 J. Prain b. N. Findlay .................3 D. Lacasa c. T. Hancock b. C. Knox ..............................4 S. Westaway c. C. Oliver b. R. Carvill ............................2 B. Corrie n.o...............................7 Extras ......................................40 Total .............................6/229 (cc) Bowling: C. Oliver 0/39, M. Hancock 0/13, M. Adderley 0/17, R. Knox 0/14, N. Findlay 1/41, T. Hancock 0/13, A. Fisher 0/15, N. Brew 0/21, C. Knox 3/27, N. Hancock 0/17, R. Carvill 1/5.

KILCUNDA-BASS drew POOWONG-LOCH 1st innings Poowong-Loch R. Carvill c. S. Shelton b. D. Pipicelli .........................8 C. Knox n.o. ...........................104 N. Findlay lbw. b. D. Pipicelli ...6 M. Adderley c. S. Shelton b. D. Pipicelli .........................2 T. Hancock c. J. Tregear b. C. Davidson......................10 R. Knox b. B. Egeberg ...............6

C. Oliver c&b. J. Mahood ..........9 A. Fisher stp. A. Oats b. J. Mahood...........................9 M. Hancock b. A. Shelton ..........7 P. Fort n.o. ..................................1 Extras ......................................22 Total .............................8/183 (cc) Bowling: D. Pipicelli 2/19, J. Dakin 0/36, C. Davidson 2/32, S. Shelton 1/22, A. Donohue 0/15, B. Egeberg 1/33, J. Mahood 2/23. 1st innings Kilcunda-Bass D. Pipicelli c. C. Knox b. M. Adderley ..................... 11 A. Oats b. N. Findlay .............107 A. Donohue c. T. Hancock b. M. Adderley .......................6 J. Dakin c. R. Knox b. A. Fisher .............................2 P. Palmer c. T. Hancock b. A. Fisher ........................... 11 J. Tregear b. N. Findlay..............7 C. Davidson b. T. Hancock ........7 J. Bastwrous c. M. Hancock b. N. Findlay ..........................2 S. Shelton lbw. b. N. Findlay ...10 J. Mahood lbw. b. C. Oliver .......0 Extras ......................................20 Total .......................................183 Bowling: C. Oliver 1/32, M. Loader 0/19, M. Adderley 2/27, A. Fisher 2/28, N. Findlay 4/47, T. Hancock 1/21. FOSTER drew MDU 1st innings MDU M. Olden c. M. Lynch b. S. Lanyon .........................12 M. Le Page lbw. b. G. Collis ....40 S. Arnup c. S. Jeffery b. S. Lanyon ...........................0 W. Prosser r.o. ..........................28 C. Le Page n.o. .........................80 M. Olden b. F. Griggs ................4 T. Harris n.o. ..............................2 Extras ......................................18 Total .............................5/185 (cc) Bowling: F. Griggs 1/38, J. Prain 0/18, G. Collis 1/30, S. Lanyon 2/28, H. Griggs 0/44, T. Smith 0/10, G. Tanner 0/13. FISH CREEK-TARWIN drew KOONWARRA-L/RSL

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New patrollers at Inverloch IT has been a busy few weeks at the Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club as a group of young members successfully finished a training program that was held in conjunction with their Nipper program. The Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) is for candidates over the age of 13 and is the next stepping stone for Nippers to take in their lifesaving program. Another member of the club also joined the team and sat for his Bronze Medallion. “After eight sessions of theory and practical sessions in the water, the candidates were assessed on the final day of the program for competency in first aid, resuscitation techniques, radio operations, and water rescues in-

cluding a tube and board rescue,” junior director Teagan Thom said. “These members are now able to join the volunteer patrols on weekends at the surf beach. “Whilst the SRC members are unable to perform a rescue until they gain their Bronze Medallion at 15 years of age, they are members of the patrol group. “Their patrol captains and fellow members will guide them along as they gain valuable understanding and experience of watching over the safety of the public as they swim at the Inverloch Surf Beach.” The club showed special thanks to trainers Tarryn, Hilary and Nicole and water safety members who braved the extra hours after the normal Nippers program to help out with the SRC program.

Rising stars: the Victorian side to compete in the Australian Made Foundation Cup. From left, Victorian team manager John Glynn with players Sam Oster, captain Jack Clements of Inverloch, Axel Hilder and Justi Hough.

Clements named state captain INVERLOCH’S Jack Clements has been selected to captain Victoria in the Australian Made Foundation Cup.

Stepping up: new Surf Rescue Certificate members at Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club.

Incredibly this is the third time 13 year old Jack has been selected to play for his state. “Rural Australia has produced some of the biggest names in our sport,” Fed Cup Foundation president Judy Dalton said.

“I am confident that Australian tennis champions of the future will have competed for their state in the Australian Made Foundation Cup.” The tournament will be held at the Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club in Melbourne. Australian Made and the Fed Cup Foundation will award the best and fairest male and female players each a $1000 cheque to assist with their tennis development.

Patterson looks to 2014 By Jacob de Kunder WORLD youth record holder, Eleanor Patterson is looking forward to what 2014 will bring and is aiming for the Commonwealth Games. The 17 year old Leongatha high jumper will

have an action packed 2014. “I could go for the Commonwealth Games or the World Juniors, it just depends on how I am jumping at the time and what we decide to do,” Patterson said. “They are similar competitions standard wise so we will see. Obviously the Commonwealth


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Games would be the main focus though.” Patterson has achieved two Commonwealth Games “A” qualifying jumps including the World Youth High Jump Record of 1.96m early in December. This also pushed her to the top of the Commonwealth rankings in the open age group. Along with a possible Commonwealth Games appearance Patterson will be studying her final year of VCE at Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College. “Finding the balance between study and sport will be difficult though,” she said. Patterson started high jump through Leongatha Little Athletics and primary school in the under 9s competition before training under the watchful eye of coach David Green. “In primary school I made my first state competition in Grade 3 so I have been getting up there for a while,” Patterson said. “I made my first national team in Grade 4 and then just continued to work at it.” Green saw Patterson’s potential and aimed to help her draw even more on that. “She started to ex-

cel in little athletics and I tried to help her and we’ve just gone from there,” he said. “It has gone well, I am pretty obsessive and I have done a lot of courses around Australia and fed off a few people as well as looking into it myself. “I like seeing what the Americans and the Poms and the Europeans are doing as well as bring my own side to it as well.” Green didn’t have high jump expertise before training Patterson but had a history of sprinting and football. “I reckon (having a different perspective on high jump) certainly helps, we have no preconceived ideas, I am different and I have a few different ways of doing things more than others,” he said. “I also work in the electricity industry and we work with angles and loadings and all that sort of stuff and that’s a good background too I guess.” Patterson said there are advantages and disadvantages of living in Leongatha when competing at such a high level. “I think living in the country actually helps being away from all the other athletes and I wouldn’t have it any other way but it is frustrating sometimes,” she said.

Looking ahead: Leongatha high jumper Eleanor Patterson and her coach David Green pictured after setting the World Youth High Jump Record of 1.96m early in December. “It would be good to have (training facilities) around here.” Green agrees: “A high jump facility here would be great, it would make it so much easier. “I am just talking the mats and a sheet that you

roll off a bit of concrete and a bit of rubber but finding a location is a bit of a thing. “The cost to do what we are doing can be expensive too and there are some people that support us locally but if there are

any others out there that would like to help out they are more than welcome.” Patterson’s next competition is the Victorian Country Championships in Ballarat at the end of January.

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Allies deny rumours ALLIES have denied rumours they are stuggling to get teams together for the 2014 season. The Allies were reported to have applied to Alberton League to field just a reserves side. Alberton Football Netball League president John Schelling denied the rumours also. “I have not seen anything to support this rumour, I was talking to Allies president Murray Farley about 10 days ago, at which time he told me they were close to appointing a coach and everything was all go for the coming season,” Mr Schelling said. Mr Farley was unavailable to speak to the Star until after publication however vice president Trent Crawford categorically denied the rumour. “There is no truth to that one at all,” he said. “We are still in the process of appointing a coach but once that happens we will get stuck into the preseason and it will be full steam ahead for the 2014 season.”

Victorious: back, from left, Rob Geyer (manager), Luke Hamilton, Jai Asbury, Damon Ginnane, Jye Celebrine, Koby Brann (captain), Ben Perry (captain), Jacob Beckwith, Steve Brann (coach), front, Jack Hume, Adam Honeysett, Josh Excell, Aaron Bardwell, Jack Rosenow, Alex Geyer and Matt Allen.

Under 14 Country Week victory Disappointment for under 15 cricketers COUNTRY week wasn’t all smiles and sunshine the Leongatha and District Cricket Association. Despite victory in the under 14s it was not the story in the under 15 competition. Having been asked to bat on a damp wicket on day on which resulted in a 150 plus run defeat to Warragul was just the start of the trouble. Things were looking up on day two against Alberton with the chance of an outright win to put them back in contention but it wasn’t to be. Outstanding performances from Jack Keating and Tim Sauvarin making 127 and 53 and claiming 2/2 and 2/16 respectively were matched with Liam Keating’s six wickets (2/1 and 4/14) but the last wicket evaded Leongatha leaving them to settle with a single innings victory. The two remaining games saw Leongatha lose to Traralgon and Sale Maffra. Despite only one win for the week the team has gained valuable experience which will help them continue in the world of cricket. Thanks go to the coach Gary Sauvarin, manager Don Wylie, scorers Ryan Wyatt and Liam Keating and also to all the supports and parents who helped out.

THE Leongatha and District Cricket Association Under 14 side took out the Country Week competition in a clean sweep winning all five of its games to be crowned champions. The week was hosted by the Sale Maffra Cricket Association with teams from all over Gippsland competing. The first match was played against Warragul at Rosedale which saw the opponent batting first. Great bowling for Leongatha had their opponents finish 7/136 after 40 overs. Jacob Beckwith was the standout batsman in Leongatha’s innings with a score of 70. In the last over Leongatha’s score sat at 129, seven shots off the target but a 13 run over, including a five, between Matty Allen and

Adam Honeysett handed them the win. Day two saw the boys take on Central Gippsland with Leongatha to bat first. Koby Brann’s 26 and Jye Celebrine’s 22 as well as a fantastic middle order effort of 32 from Ben Perry put Leongatha in a great position. They ended the innings 8/160. Three wickets to Aaron Bardwell plus support from the fielders and other bowlers had Central Gippsland all out for 105 in a 55 run win. Day three saw Leongatha take on an undefeated Traralgon. Leongatha chose to bat first but were at 3/46 early in the match but a 91 run partnership between Ben Perry (75) and Jacob Beckwith (28) took the score to 137 before it finished on 5/151 at the end of their 40. Traralgon started its innings off rhythm with run outs making them 2/18

early on. They never recovered and finished 9/93 handing Leongatha the win. Day four and the boys faced off with Bairnsdale with Leongatha batting first and dominating from the outset. Koby Brann (37) and Jye Celebrine (52) had an opening partnership of 62 and when Koby fell Damon Ginnane (59) picked up the slack and took the score up to 140. Leongatha finished the innings on 5/209. Bairnsdale batted after lunch and were soon in trouble with wickets falling quickly including two to Adam Honeysett. Bairnsdale finished its innings 7/156. Day five saw the Leongatha side take on the host team Sale Maffra who were only one win behind them. Leongatha chose to bat first again and Brann and Celebrine did what they do best with a 60 run opening partnership. Damon Ginnane (23) and Ben Perry (52) then took over the reins followed by Jacob Beckwith who pushed the score out to 160. The middle order guys pushed the score even

further getting it to 5/187 at the end of the overs. When Sale Maffra took to the crease it wasn’t long before wickets started to fall. Jack Hume was the standout for Leongatha claiming two wickets in two balls. Damon Ginnane also managed two wickets to have the opponent all out for 94 off 33 overs. Each player contribut-

ed well to the team in their own way with fantastic behaviour on and off the field. Congratulations has to go to coach Steve Brann, manager Rob Geyer, scorers Debbie Vanstone and Joel Brann and all other supporters and parents. This is the first win since 1981 for any LDCA team in this competition which is a great effort.

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