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Belt up A STATE Government move to make seat belts compulsory on school buses will fail, a local driver has claimed. The driver believes students won’t wear the belts, despite the safety benefits. Read more on page 7.

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MONEY GAMES Online gambling targets kids

By Jane Ross and Matt Dunn SOUTH Gippsland and Bass Coast shires’ $25.7 million poker machine losses for 2011-12 may be just a small slice of what’s squandered locally on gambling. With no figures for local TAB losses or online betting, the true cost of gambling is thought to be substantially larger, with fears children may be indoctrinated through online games.

According to South Gippsland Shire Council social planning officer Vicki Bradley, teens are particularly at risk of becoming hooked on internet gambling, which is easy to access. As far as pokies goes, Bass Coast has a far greater loss ratio, but far more machines too. Last year, Bass Coast gamblers lost $19.1 million ($19,134,332.55) to gaming machines in the shire. In South Gippsland, the figure was $6.6 million ($6,618,473.57). “It’s quite difficult for us in South Gippsland

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Shire to raise problem gambling as an issue, when Bass Coast shire has such a big problem. It’s far above the Victorian average. Our community only spends a third of what’s spent there,” she said. “We’ve only got half the electronic gaming machines. All the same, though, I think we need to be mindful of what we don’t see every day.” Ms Bradley addressed a number of different groups, including Bass Coast Shire Council, recently. The two councils are part of the South Coast Primary Care Partnership, which will form a regional advisory

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body to tackle the gambling scourge. Ms Bradley said the forum brought together experts in the field, with a forensic accountant giving participants figures on pokies losses. Representatives from the Leongatha and Phillip Island RSLs were also present on the day. She said the RSLs were keen to become part of the advisory body, because “their workers were exposed to people who often stayed at the venues longer than they should”. Continued on page 4.


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Golden girl back home By Jacob de Kunder JUNIOR world champion high jumper Eleanor Patterson is back home after her gold medal performance in the Ukraine. The Leongatha athlete

is happy to be back on Australian soil and home with her family. The Star caught up with humble Patterson after she returned on Friday and quizzed her after she jumped 1.88m to win the world junior high championship at the IAAF


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Roads plea By Jane Ross THE poor condition of Bass Coast’s roads was raised with VicRoads’ senior management recently. Bass Coast Shire Council mayor Cr Clare Le Serve and CEO Allan Bawden took advantage of the opportunity when VicRoads’ senior representatives attended a meeting of the Gippsland Local Government Network (GLGN). The meeting was hosted by Bass Coast. A council spokesperson said matters raised included the roads that are VicRoads’ responsibility, the landslip next to Phillip Island Tourist Road, San Remo and the Bass Highway duplication. The stage under construction between Anderson and San Remo has been going on for years. Apparently Mr Bawden and Cr Le Serve were given a sympathetic hearing. But, as council infrastructure director Felicity Sist pointed out during last week’s council meeting there is insufficient funding for road repair. She suggested anyone concerned about it write to their local MP. But even they recognise the problem and the funding issue. When recently presented, with a petition a couple of months’ ago bearing more than 4000 signatures calling for action on VicRoads’ roads, Deputy Premier Peter Ryan, who is the Member for Gippsland South said he traverses the roads and is well aware of their appalling condition. Cynics might suggest funding will be made available in the 2014 State Budget – it’s an election year. But don’t expect any for new main roads in the region. At a public San Remo Transport Access Strategy meeting earlier in the year, VicRoads’ representative Kenn Beer from Traralgon made it clear the authority’s new mantra is to make better use of current infrastructure rather than the creation of new ones. GLGN represents the region’s six municipalities. Its monthly meetings are held in Melbourne but once a year, meetings are hosted by one of the member councils.



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Junior World Championships in the Ukraine recently. “It was unrealistic,” she said. “It just didn’t feel real.” The 17 year old has competed in Australia wide competitions before and won, but jumping on the world stage was taking her sport to another level. “It was a bit different with the whole setting and everything,” Patterson said. “The pressure wasn’t too bad. A lot of the time I just zoned out and just concentrated on the high jump. “There was a lot of media and cameras in your face, but I guess that’s just what you have to put up with. “The whole thing was over so quickly though.” Patterson does not follow a ritual before jumping but rather just trusts her body. “All I do is just think clearly before the jump and rely on what we have done in training and have faith in what David (her coach) tells me,” she said. Coach David Green, who is also from Leongatha and travelled to the Ukraine for the championships, has watched the teenager grow through the ranks of the athletics world and is proud of her achievements.

“I’m very happy for her,” he said. “She is very keen and I think she gets rewards for her efforts. She never misses a training session and she is very committed and that’s what sets her apart.” Patterson was happy Green had been there to coach her to this championship. “David is very clever,” she said. “It’s fair to say I couldn’t do it with any other coach because he is that much more knowledgeable. “Also he’s local which gives us great access for training. “He is incredibly dedicated to my program and I owe so much to David and the Green family. “They have supported me and made sacrifices, and my whole family and I are very grateful for that.” Patterson has been an athlete from a young age. “I have always done athletics at school and little aths and just continued from there,” she said. “I was always good at the jumps but I liked high jump the best so ended up just focusing on that one.” Patterson is a current member of South Coast Athletics and grateful for the club’s support. The club can proudly claim to be the only Victorian

club to host a world youth champion. Training for the teen can vary from jumping sessions to sprinting through to strength and core work. “It varies all the time. We do a bit of everything,” she said. Next year will be Patterson’s last year of VCE studying at Mary MacKillop and so her competition calendar is uncertain. “There is a possibility of a national competition at the end of the year but I may or not may do that,” she said. “There are a number of competitions available next year like the world juniors in America or the Commonwealth Games in Scotland but we will see.” Like most athletes, the Olympics remain her dream. “That would be awesome. It has always been the dream,” Patterson said. Patterson and her family would like to thank everyone who has helped and donated to allow her to reach the world championships. “I really want to thank my family and everyone who has supported me,” she said. “All those people who donated meant David and I could go over there, which was overwhelming actually.”

Australian soil: junior world high jump champion Eleanor Patterson back at her Leongatha home with coach David Green.




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Drunk driver charged POLICE nabbed a 33 year old Leongatha man whose car left the road at Mirboo North on Wednesday, July 17. The unlicensed man was taken to Leongatha Police Station, where he recorded a blood alcohol level of 0.206. He has been charged under a number of offences and will appear in court at a later date.

Circle worker busted LEONGATHA Police arrested a 19 year old Stony Creek man on Saturday, after they discovered him near the Leongatha netball courts doing ‘circle work’ in his vehicle. The P-plater was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.057. His

vehicle was impounded and he will face charges. “Police don’t tolerate this sort of behaviour on the roads and they won’t tolerate it off the roads, in places like sporting venues,” Senior Constable Rohan Michaels said.

Assault at RSL A MAN will be interviewed by police after assaulting two other men on the steps of the Leongatha RSL on Saturday

night at about 11pm. Leongatha Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident.

Year 7 Information Evenings Kids with flair: the children at Leongatha’s Hassett Street and Allora kindergartens have been creating artworks worthy of hanging in businesses and homes, in a bid to raise money for their preschools. The children’s art will be auctioned at the Leongatha Community Preschools Kinder Ball at Leongatha Memorial Hall on Saturday, August 10. Among the artists are Allora four year old children Alyssa Dimo and Mitchell Landry with works by Hassett Street kinder students.

Flame tree snuffed By Brad Lester THE 100 year old flame tree destined to be lopped to make way for an Aldi supermarket in Leongatha has no chance of survival. Tree advocates Thelma Arnup of Outtrim and Dick Lester of Mardan pleaded with South Gippsland Shire Council to save the tree, when they addressed last Wednesday’s public presentation session. But a planner acting on behalf of Aldi, Jarrah Lukjanov, said all avenues for saving the tree had been explored to no avail. He said the tree must go to make way for the supermarket building. Council will vote on whether to approve the Aldi development at tomorrow’s (Wednesday) council meeting. Council planners have recommended council grant Aldi a permit to build. Ms Arnup has been leading a campaign to save the tree, joined by tree enthusiast Mr Lester.

“If Aldi is given the go ahead to clear fell a lot of the trees, we would lose what Leongatha is renowned for,” Ms Arnup said. “To have this quality of tree in Leongatha is fairly significant. It has taken 100 years to get to that size. “We believe this is a great opportunity for Aldi to show the public it is listening.” Ms Arnup said vandalism occurs in Leongatha and the three flame trees to be planted by Aldi in place of removing the existing tree would be attacked. Mr Lester said South Gippsland has one of the best representations of significant trees in the world, particularly with the collection of deciduous trees at Mossvale Park, Berrys Creek. He called for council to implement a vegetation protection overlay on the site to preserve the tree. “When you get to 100 years old, you usually get something from the Queen but here it seems you are in danger of being chopped down,” Mr Lester said. Mr Lukjanov said Aldi would re-

tain the flame tree if it was able to. “There is no way we can keep the tree. It unfortunately has to go,” he said. Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks said if the tree was to remain, it would be against the supermarket’s front wall. “If the tree is nearly 100 years old, how much longer is it going to survive?” he said. Cr Hutchinson-Brooks said even if the supermarket was built around the tree, it could die as a result of construction works. He suggested Aldi donate timber from the tree for local projects, such as those of the Leongatha Men’s Shed. Mr Lukjanov agreed. Cr Jim Fawcett said council could not tell landowners how to manage trees on their properties. “The practical reality is that someone could come in tomorrow and chop it down,” he said. “If I was the owner of the land and I felt it was going to delay a commercial settlement on my part, that’s what I would do (chop the tree).”

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Chris Heazlewood lives some 90m from the site and questioned the adequacy of car parking, protection of residents’ amenity when delivery trucks arrive at night and road safety. “I have seen developments done in the past that would have been a lot better if a little bit more time had been taken,” he said. He quoted the Leongatha Structure Plan as citing land facing Bellingham and Peart Streets, and Michael Place as suitable for future development, and queried why Aldi

adding an overall net gain of parking to the town. “We can provide a store on this site that will result in a good planning outcome for Leongatha,” he said. Mr Lukjanov said Aldi owns its trucks and replaces reversing beepers with rear view cameras to reduce noise. He promised trucks would operate within EPA regulations. Up to four truck deliveries will be made a day and the loading bay shielded from nearby properties.



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could not be built there. Mr Heazlewood said three accidents had occurred in his street, Ritchie Street, with one vehicle crashing into his fence, just metres away from his front bedroom. He feared the chances of such an accident reoccurring would be high, given the extra traffic Aldi would bring to his neighbourhood. A planner acting on behalf of Aldi, Jarrah Lukjanov, said Aldi would result in 312 traffic movements an hour during peak and believed existing roads were adequate to cope with the traffic influx. Cr Bob Newton felt another roundabout was needed nearby. Mr Lukjanov said most Aldi shoppers would spend money elsewhere in town and that Aldi would provide 84 carparks and take five from the street,


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Sherry eyes Canberra By Sarah Vella MATT Sherry, a motor mechanic from Port Franklin, will contest the federal seat of McMillan in this year’s federal election as a candidate for Clive Palmer’s Palmer United Party.

New owners of KB Carpet Court: Gaby and Michael Kavanagh.

Quality guaranteed NEW faces are behind a to meet their needs,” he said. longstanding Leongatha Jason Kennedy andTroy Scoble stay on as installers, with more than 40 business. Mike and Gabrielle Kavanagh have taken over KB Carpet Court in Bair Street and will continue to offer the same reputable products and services provided by the previous owners, Will and Elise Kennedy. The Kavanaghs also own and operate Carpet Court at Cowes, ensuring the Leongatha business remains in experienced hands. The Leongatha store offers carpet, vinyl, floating floors, external and internal blinds, and high quality furniture, including Australian made sofas and lounge chairs. Mike loves working in a business with rewards. “It's a real exciting time for people because they are upgrading or renovating, and we work with them

years' combined experience. You will still see the friendly face of Chilali Thorrowgood when you come into the store. The Leongatha store services from F o s t e r t o Wo n t h a g g i t o Caldermeade, and everywhere in between. “We have samples in store and lots of styles and designs for people to decide what they want. We can install it or people can install themselves,” Mike said. KB Carpet Court has been in Leongatha for more than 30 years,and is open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, and 9.30am-12.30pm Saturday. Call in to 33-35 Bair Street, Leongatha to see what Mike and the team can do for your home.

After running for local council on the Mornington Peninsula, Mr Sherry got a taste of the political scene and has since aspired to run for federal parliament. Mr Sherry said Mr Palmer’s policies and his common sense attitude drew him to join the party. “He wants to hand the parliament back to the people and is looking for candidates on the ground from a wide range of backgrounds,” he said. Mr Sherry would like to address two main issues in the McMillan electorate. “The first is coal seam gas. We need to stop it in Australia in its current form as it is destroying our environment,” he said. “Mr Palmer has already stated he is against CSG mining in its current form.” Mr Sherry believed stricter guidelines were needed, and the rules and regulations surrounding the mining practice need to be strengthened. “The other issue I see is agriculture. McMillan is made up a lot of primary producers and due to supermarket price wars our farmers are getting hammered at the wholesale level,” he said. “The products we import in to Australia, we can produce here. My position is to give a fair go to farmers. “Something we could seriously look at is restricting imports.” Mr Sherry said primary producers need more than relief funding. “We need to help them build better practices so they can become more competitive,” he said. “In the cattle industry, the live export ban was a bit of a knee jerk reaction and put every cattle farmer in Australia in to the same basket. “There was no need for it. Farmers who rely on selling their stock overseas were put two or three months behind. The banks don’t care so it was a big hit on primary producers who work hard.” The Palmer United Party is the only party to field a

Trying for a seat: Matt Sherry will contest the federal seat of McMillan in the upcoming election as a candidate for the Palmer United Party. candidate in all electorates in the House of Representatives, however until the election is officially called, those candidates will remain low key. “Once the election is called, a lot more media campaigns and public meetings will be held,” Mr Sherry said. “At the moment I am out talking to people and getting the gist of what the big issues are.” Mr Sherry is spending two days a week on his campaign, however from the end of August will throw himself in full time. “To be successful, you have got to get out there and see the people and the only way to do that is to put your life on hold and go and do it,” he said. “I am absolutely looking forward to the challenge.”

Online gambling targets kids Continued from page 1. But Ms Bradley said pokies were only a small part of the overall picture. “There’s probably a whole lot more gamblers we don’t see. Young people have access to computers and they often have smart phones. They engage in lots of games on the internet,” she said. “They start by not using real money, but often they’re motivated to take a gamble on what’s going to happen next in the game, which builds up an expectation and excitement they may win. One in 10 adolescents has tried gambling apps on Facebook, and one in 20 has tried them on smart phones.

“They may not have a cash supply and may not be spending money, but some of the apps allow you to spend your phone credit. There can be habits built up that way.” From 1992 to 2008, $195,248,650 was lost from the community through electronic gaming machines in Bass Coast. That amount of money would just about pay for the entire Wonthaggi Hospital rebuild. Bass Coast shire’s dismal record has prompted council to set up a responsible gaming policy. This was adopted in November 2008 and seeks, in part, to cap the number of gaming machines at 216 or try to reduce that number.

The policy also aims to support those affected by pokies problem gambling and to understand its social and economic impacts. At the June meeting of council, Cr Jordan Crugnale lamented: “There are hidden pockets of our shire that are not well and it’s a lot of money that is lost every year. I think it’s amazing the amount of people I’ve spoken to at events that still have no idea that it’s an issue.” The South Coast Primary Care Partnership is made up of a wide range of health service providers from Wonthaggi through to Yarram. Based in Inverloch, it now comes under the umbrella of Medicare Locals.

Litterers under surveillance By Matt Dunn

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SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has been using surveillance six cameras to keep an eye on litterbugs who dump household waste in public bins.

odour, overflowing bins and the dumping of waste around full bins,” he said. “Council offers other alternatives for the disposal of domestic waste. Apart from six transfer stations strategically located throughout the shire, kerbside garbage and recycling collections services are also provided

The program has been in operation for a year, though council’s manager for sustainability Geoff McKinnon did not say whether any litterbugs captured on film had been charged during that time. Images captured by the cameras were “for investigative and enforcement purposes”, while others were deleted, Mr McKinnon said. “We are concerned the level of dumping has reached quite high levels in some areas. Residents have raised concerns with

Look out: South Gippsland Shire Council is using six cameras to spy on people who dump domestic waste in public bins.

in most residential areas, including Venus Bay and Walkerville.” Under Section 82 of Council’s General Local Law No 1: “A person must not place domestic, commercial or industrial waste in a litterbin

provided in any municipal place”. A penalty of $100 currently applies. Mr McKinnon said he did not believe “dumping of domestic waste was directly attributable to higher tip fees”.

Disgusting dumpers: dumped rubbish around a bin in Tarwin Lower, just metres from the Tarwin River.

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Sour milk MG farmers label price unfair By Matt Dunn A LEADING farm consultant said many of his Murray Goulburn clients believed they were being unfairly disadvantaged by the company’s milk payment system.

Big haul: from left, young beachgoers Gracie Jackson, Hannah Jackson and Indiah Fletcher-Jackson with some of the rubbish they collected from Walkerville beach.

Thanks girls THE beaches of Walkerville, Sandy Point and Bear Gully are sparkling thanks to the efforts of three girls. Sisters Gracie Jackson, 7, and Hannah Jackson, 10, joined their cousin Indiah Fletcher-Jackson, 8, spending several days of their school holidays cleaning rubbish from the beach and the ocean. “We couldn’t believe how much we found. We even looked in the trees on the beach and found old thongs hanging off

the branches, and broken snorkelling gear in the creek,� Hannah said. “The worst things though, were cans just thrown in the bushes and ice-cream wrappers�. The girls’ great grandmother Ellen Boag lived at Stony Creek. Gracie and Hannah are from Melbourne and Indiah is from Bright. “It doesn’t take much effort to take your rubbish with you. It’s pretty simple. I’m only in Grade 3, and even I know that,� Indiah said.

On Farm Consulting’s Matt Harms said the company was often guilty of trumpeting up an opening milk price that was much more than many local farmers received, with MG’s weighted average dairy price “skewed heavily to the top end�. “I’m not really sure how they calculate the number, but the majority of suppliers are receiving well below the weighted average price,� he said. He also believes MG’s change to its milk payment system – which was supposed to give smaller operators a bigger slice of the pie - has done nothing to create a more equitable situation for famers, with the variation between those who get the most and least, still miles apart. “There’s certainly optimism about where the price has gone, but there’s probably more people who are awake as to the spread or the variation across the pricing scale. The scale from highest to lowest still seems to be about 90c a kilo, which is not a lot different to what it was,� he said. “That’s what’s coming out, from those farmers I talk to about the issue: the spread is still there and the revamped payment system hasn’t done a lot to alter it. It really doesn’t seem to have made a hell of a lot of difference.� An MG spokesperson said the company’s fat and protein pricing and seasonal incentives were introduced in the 1980s and since that time “each dairy farmer in Victoria has received a different price per kg for milk

solids�, “This was based mainly on the fat to protein ratios, milk supply pattern, quality and, since the 1990s, productivity,� she said. The spokesperson said while off peak incentives had grown during the past 30 years, the company has now reversed the trend by reducing the incentives. The other factors influencing milk price still remained, she said. “We aim to provide a base price and payment system that supports profitable farm businesses across a very diverse range of farm systems,� she said. The spokesperson refused to answer questions about the nomination of the MG board, which favours big operators, who have more shares and, therefore, more nominating votes. The spokesperson said the $5.73 opening price is the total forecast opening price payout to MG suppliers divided by the forecast total kilograms of milk solids. “The average therefore includes the average of all pricing elements including fat and protein, incentives, productivity and growth. It is net of all charges. It assumes premium quality and therefore is quoted as the available price,� she said. But Mr Harms said the company’s explanation of the weighted average price was misleading. “Total payout divided by total kg milk solids gives an average not a weighted average. They are also inaccurate in stating that it was always presented in this way,� he said. “They now state ‘available’ weighted average price, as they now include growth incentive in the calculation, which wasn’t there before. “Therefore those farms that are growing skew the weighted average and disadvantage those not growing, therefore further influencing the variation in price.�

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New hospital is amazing By Jane Ross THE closer the new Leongatha Hospital comes to completion, the tackier its predecessor looks. In a masterstroke of planning, the new facility has been constructed towards the back of the site, overlooking the current buildings. As a result, there will be as little disruption as pos-

sible to patients when they move in sometime during early September. And when they do, they won’t believe their eyes. That $32.5 million can build something as remarkably splendid as the new building is jaw dropping. And yes, you the public will be able to see through it before patients move in. Gippsland Southern Health Service (GSHS) CEO Gary Templeton isn’t sure how he’s going to or-

chestrate that yet, but says he’ll find a way. The site is a hive of activity. Between 70 and 100 tradespeople are there every day, attending to myriad tasks that involve clambering up and down ladders, ducking or stepping over wires and making use of every available advance in modern technology. Senior project engineer Peter Cook, now happily a local resident, walks around with an iPad. Every room

Technology: Gippsland Southern Health Service project manager Mark Withers and senior project engineer Peter Cook with his iPad. He uses it to record and keep track of any defects that need attention.

has a sign on the wall denoting its purpose and in the left hand corner is one of those up-to-the-minute squares full of black squiggles. Peter scans that with his iPad as a quick and easy means of recording and keeping on top of any defects in construction or decorating. Building has reached the stage where the many special features of the facility are becoming obvious. For example, the day surgery and chemotherapy

treatment room has been set up with its own toilet and tea and coffee making facilities. There is a large semi circular bay window looking out onto a courtyard. Palliative care windows face the peaceful views at the back of the hospital and has a room large enough to accommodate an entire family or a smaller one for those choosing that preference. Staff persuaded GSHS project manager Mark Withers to buy baths for the birth-

ing rooms of a size that will comfortably cater for water therapy for heavily pregnant women. Architectural touches such as a circular design on the floor of a waiting room and features on the walls of the hospital’s long corridor are now becoming apparent. Mr Templeton, who refuses to admit he’s excited about the project, is fascinated by the corridor walls. He has no idea how they will look when they are finished

Taking shape: the new Leongatha Hospital is scheduled for completion at the end of next month. Gippsland Southern Health Service project manager Mark Withers and CEO Gary Templeton stand on a balcony overlooking attractive farming countryside. Work on the road that will ring the hospital is taking shape behind them.

but at the moment they are changing every day. The operating theatres are taking shape too. They have expensive modern equipment hanging from the ceiling and that’s replicated in a resuscitation room boasting an opaque glass wall and sliding door that becomes see-through at the flick of a switch. All outer windows are double glazed. Mr Templeton is proud of a glass walled link between the hospital and Koorooman House which will allow aged care residents to sit and enjoy both the view and watch the world go by. One wall faces the delivery area so there will be people and trucks coming and going during the day, creating interest. Mr Templeton and administrative staff will be housed in upstairs offices. His room is at one end, commanding a view of the Leongatha township and Mr Withers’ is at the other where he will be able to look out as far as Knox’s Quarry. Respite from staff seminars will be enjoyed from a balcony overlooking farmland. Work is underway on the new road that will ring the building. As Mr Templeton himself says, “This is a facility the people of Leongatha need and deserve.”

New life for festival By Jane Ross ORGANISERS of the Leongatha Daffodil Festival are breathing new life into the event. It will take place on August 29 to 31 and lots of things are happening. Peter and Gaby Webber, the new owners of Lulu’s Cafe, are getting right into the swing of this year’s theme: celebrating our pioneers. Together with their staff, they’ll dress in period costume, serve Devonshire teas and are considering poetry readings and music from the 1890s.

“Come in your best bonnet and win a small prize!” Gaby declared. She and Peter took over Lulu’s four months ago and this is their first Daffodil Festival. Pop up footpath art, rock ‘n’ roll dancers on the streets and a preview of works to be included in the 37th annual Rotary Club Art Show are other new attractions. Joan Michael is looking forward to it all. She’s part of the Leongatha Horticultural Society and is on the working group organising the festival. She is the daughter of Ern Emmerson, who founded the festival 57 years ago with Gor-

don Watson. She said the program is being printed this week. “We’ve asked the coffee shops to stay open longer on the Saturday and there’ll be face painting and storytelling in Apex Park.,” she said. “South Gippsland artists will be set up in marquees around the shire buildings and we’ll have a secondary school art competition.” The Local Food Network which represents the area’s many food producers and growers, will be taking part too. South Gippsland Gemstone and Lapidary Club will be staging its 40th anniversary Daffodil Festival

In the spirit: Peter and Gaby Webber with Anna McHarrie (centre) at Lulu’s are looking forward to the Daffodil Festival. They’ll dress in period costume and serve Devonshire teas to celebrate our pioneers.

display. Children from South Coast Christian College will show drawings in New Beginnings Bookshop, while the Gatha Foodstore will host St Laurence’s Primary students’ drawings. The floral show in the Memorial Hall involves locally grown native plants, camellias and daffodils. Local embroiderers will display their work. Ms Michael said those who catch the bus touring festival open gardens can expect to laugh until they cry at the hilarious commentary that is included. Our pioneers will be celebrated at the Mechanics Institute which also houses the South Gippsland Genealogical Society. The Leongatha Courthouse will host a Friends of Leongatha Library book sale and a Lyric Theatre performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic one act opera Trial by Jury. Pioneer photography will be displayed at the Dakers Centre and flowers in praise at St Peter’s Anglican Church will focus on gardening through the years. A display of banners depicting the Australian landscape as an expression of faith will be hosted at the Uniting Church Hall, while the Tarwin Wool Group will take its usual place in the Leongatha Library. Woodworking, tourist information, arts and crafts and the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band are other attractions.

Right move: Jo Bowler and sons Obi and Darby with Boris, their beloved adopted greyhound, and Indy.

Boris worth adopting JO Bowler could not resist. The Inverloch woman saw a pen of greyhounds lying at the Royal Melbourne Show and confessed they tipped “me over the edge”. She spoke to the person at the Greyhound Adoption Program stand and was soon applying for a greyhound of her own. Now Jo’s spoodle Indy has a playmate named Boris. “There are so many dogs out there that need good homes rather than people having to get a puppy,” Jo said. The process was relatively simple but thorough. The friends group asked about the home the greyhound would be going to: children, other pets, work. Adoptees receive a diary about their new greyhound to learn about their history. Boris spent time in a women’s prison and wears a green collar to indicate he has been through a training program and does not need a muzzle. “They give you a dog that has been tested with kids and small dogs so it is less likely

they will have to be sent back,” Jo said. “They ring us up and check how it’s going and you can surrender him if you want to. “We ended up with the perfect dog.” Jo found Boris to be friendly, respectful of Indy and easygoing with her children Obi and Darby. Boris has never raced but runs around the backyard every day and enjoys a walk but despite popular belief, like other greyhounds, he does not require excessive exercise. “He’s more like a cat than a dog,” Jo said. “They are the ideal pet for people in apartments because they do not need a backyard to run around in.” Dogs come desexed, vaccinated, and with cut nails and clean teeth. The Greyhound Adoption Program is an initiative of Greyhound Racing Victoria dedicated to finding homes for greyhounds no longer suitable for racing. To find out more, contact Larissa Darragh on 5799 0166 or email:

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Bus seatbelts ineffective: driver By Jacob de Kunder A MOVE to have all new and replacement school buses in country Victoria fitted with seatbelts is a lost cause according to a local driver.

Fantastic fish: Andrew McPherson and Ray Jones are bringing two famous fish from the 2000 Commonwealth Games back to life as one giant sculpture for Fish Creek.

Famous sculpture for Fish Creek By Sarah Vella TWO sculptures that graced the Yarra River during the 2006 Commonwealth Games will be transformed into a sculpture to be erected at the entrance to Fish Creek. Local artist Andrew McPherson and metalworker Ray Jones are now working together to create a fish wind vane from the two fish, to be placed at the Meeniyan entrance to the town. The two fish are the Blue Tang, which represented Montserrat, and the French Angelfish, which represented St Kitts and Nevis at the games. Mr McPherson said the two fish were able to be put together to create one 3D sculpture. “The fish were originally commissioned as temporary public art installations and were not designed to withstand prolonged exposure to the external environment,” he said. “We have had various attempts at putting them up separately in the past which failed because they were so poorly made, so I came up with the idea to put the two together.”

Mr Jones is completing the metalwork and Mr McPherson is the artist in charge of design. “The shire actually gave money to the Fish Creek Development Group six years ago to refurbish them, but most of it was used in the failed attempts to erect them,” Mr McPherson said. “There should be enough left over to complete the engineering work, which will hopefully begin soon.” The pair of skilled workers has a vision of what they want to create with the fish, which includes completely abandoning the original designs.

“I think it will be quite an icon once it is up. We want to skin the whole thing in aluminium,” Mr McPherson said. “I would like to do it with old road signs. I believe in reusing stuff and using road signs for something that will be on the side of the road appealed to me. “If anyone has any sheet aluminium lying around we would be happy to use it!” Mr McPherson said while they don’t know exactly what the fish will look like, they know what shape it will take. “We are hoping to have

it up by the end of the year,” he said. Of course, the significance of another fish sculpture for Fish Creek has not been lost on the artist. “It will do no harm to have another fish. It will become a recognisable symbol for the town with an iconic name,” he said. Once the fish has been erected, Mr McPherson would like to see the sculpture linked by a pathway to the creek and in to the town. “It would make a beautiful walk, so we are hoping the sculpture might be a starting point,” he said.

The driver, who wished to remain anonymous, told The Star students on his bus won’t wear seatbelts. “My school bus has got seatbelts and 90 per cent of the kids won’t wear them,” they said. “The move will just make people feel their kids are a lot safer.” The bus driver said it shouldn’t be drivers’ responsibility to ensure every student on the bus was wearing their seatbelt. “It should come from the education department, from the parents and teachers,” they said. “The kids should just do it automatically. Get in the car or get in the bus put your seatbelt on if there is one, but a majority of the kids just don’t. “They are a good idea and publicity wise they are fantastic because everyone will agree with it. If you can get the kids to wear them it’ll be good but good luck.” The announcement regarding the compulsory seatbelts came from Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder recently. The decision came out of a report requested by the Victorian Coalition Government and commissioned by PublicTransport Victoria (PTV).

Changes help lobbying By Jane Ross HAVING part of the state seat of Gippsland South in Bass Coast Shire could work to the area’s advantage in dealing with coal seam gas issues. Cr Jordan Crugnale said that during last Wednesday’s council meeting. The agenda topic was the proposed changes to state electoral boundaries that will see parts of Bass Coast Shire switch seats from Bass to Gippsland South. The proposals were announced recently by the Victorian Electoral Commission. Ken Smith represents the seat of Bass and Peter Ryan, Gippsland South. Cr Crugnale said, “It formalises an

Amazing site: an example of a fish sculpture on the Yarra River, different to the two received by Fish Creek. Photo: Herald Sun.

The dancing queens LISA Pellin Dance Studio students Morgan Bolam, Morgan Mitchelson and Claudia Bolam were in Brisbane last weekend, competing for coveted dance school scholarships.

High achievers: Lisa Pellin Dance Studio students Morgan Bolam, Morgan Mitchelson and Claudia Bolam were in Brisbane last weekend, competing for coveted dance school scholarships.

The classically trained ballerinas were amongst the top four in the state, and battled against dancers from NSW and Queensland in the Australian Teachers of Dance competition. Claudia placed third overall, while Morgan Bolam received a scholarship to the National Theatre Ballet School.

The report examines the issues around installing seatbelts on school buses and identifies potential high, medium and low risk routes that could inform a staged rollout of seatbelts. Law firm Slater and Gordon has issued a mixed response to the news. Slater and Gordon lawyer Craig Lynch, who runs the firm’s Victorian motor vehicle accident practice, said while he welcomed news the government appeared committed to ensuring all Victorian school buses were fitted with seatbelts, he was concerned the scheme would take too long. “This is a step in the right direction but we have concerns around the timeframes given it is Victorian school children whose safety is at risk,” Mr Lynch said. Under the reported proposal, Victoria’s 1600 school buses would be replaced at a rate of 80 to 90 a year, meaning school buses would still be operating without seatbelts on the states roads for nearly 18 more years at least. Victorian school buses in regional areas regularly travel at 100km/h but are exempt from federal safety standards requiring all buses built after 1995 to have seatbelts. “The idea that regional Victorian students will still be travelling to school on the state’s highways without wearing seatbelts in 2030 does not make sense, especially given they were made compulsory in Victorian cars in 1964,” Mr Lynch said.

alliance with South Gippsland Shire regarding coal seam gas and helps lobbying for roads if we have two MPs to approach and hassle. That’s so much the better for Bass Coast Shire, especially with one being the Deputy Premier.” Bass Coast Council is adamant coal seam gas exploration and mining would ruin the area’s reputation as a pristine coastal and farming community. The council recently wrote to Premier Denis Napthine expressing concern following the release of the State Government response to the greenfields mineral exploration report. Shire CEO Allan Bawden said council is opposed to coal seam and unconventional gas exploration and mining and holds the view the current legislative framework doesn’t provide enough rigour to protect the environment.

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Simons Lane petition lodged MORE than 700 people have called on South Gippsland Shire Council to not close a popular Leongatha intersection, despite VicRoads’ concerns about safety there. Dairy farmer Rohan White last Wednesday presented council with a petition signed by 743 people objecting to the temporary closure of the junction of Simons Lane and Bass Highway. The move would force Simons Lane residents to drive to Leongatha to travel towards Inverloch and Wonthaggi, and render motorists, including emergency services, travelling from the south unable to use Simons Lane to bypass Leongatha. Council supports the temporary closure of the intersection if residential development occurs along Simons Lane. VicRoads is worried extra housing would result in more traffic using the junction near the crest of the hill, claiming sight distance concerns.

Mr White, an Inverloch farmer, owns land at Simons Lane. “If there are safety issues, why is it not closed today?” he said. Mr White said retired farmers, vets and emergency services personnel were among the signatories to the petition. “These people who signed the petition would like some support from their councillors,” he said. “I ask you to revisit it and please put some emphasis on the local knowledge.” Mr White said closing the intersection would result in a nine year old child having to cross the highway in a 100km/h zone after alighting a school bus. He believes a turning lane could be built there at a cost much cheaper than the $1.5 million flagged by authorities to upgrade the intersection. Alternatively, Mr White said the speed limit could be reduced around the hill, citing the successful 80km/h zone introduced on a 100km/h road at the entry to the Korumburra Golf Club. Councillors will consider the petition at the August council meeting.

Big investment chance By Jane Ross THREE commercial properties in Leongatha will be auctioned on August 7, providing a rare opportunity for buyers. Raoul Holderhead of Burgess Rawson said the three, on Anderson Street, would make good “mum and dad” buys. He said it’s not unusual for a number of commercial properties to come onto the market at once, but it doesn’t happen very often in Leongatha.

The buildings house Subway, VicRoads and Michael’s IGA Liquor. They are all on separate titles and have strong leases. Mr Holderhead said he is expecting they will sell for between $450,000 and $950,000. The auction will be at the River Room, Crown Casino but bids can be lodged by telephone link up to Alex Scott and Staff, which is cohandling the VicRoads’ building sale. Mr Holderhead said he expects the properties to sell well with a yield of about seven per cent. Annual rental for Subway is $31,346, the State Government

pays $50,965 rent on behalf of VicRoads and Michael’s IGA Liquor draws $70,545 in rent. The properties have been widely advertised and today marks the first time they have been advertised locally. Mr Holderhead said the soundness of the investments is underscored by the fact one is rented by the State Government, Michael’s IGA is the best liquor store in Gippsland run by one of the best IGA operators in Australia and the Subway franchisee has a total of 22 such franchises in Victoria and Tasmania. “So he knows his stuff and

Sewerage hopes By Jane Ross SOUTH Gippsland Water (SGW) managing director Philippe du Plessis remains hopeful the Poowong/Loch/Nyora sewerage scheme will be ready by 2017-18.

Discussion time: South Gippsland Water’s Ros Griggs speaks with Bill Mesman and Arch Janssen at the Poowong/Loch/Nyora Sewerage Scheme information session at Nyora.

Don’t tar Cape By Jane Ross

Noticeboard Wed, 24 July 2pm - ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING Council Chambers, Leongatha 10.00am - Public Presentations – Ph: 5662 9222 to book a speaking time 1. NOM– Council involvement in MAV social media strategy development 2. NOM– secondary school engagement with Council 3. Report on assembly of Councillors - June 2013 4. Councillor discretionary allocation report 5. Documents sealed/contracts awarded under CEO delegation - June 2013 6. Petition - redevelopment of old Korumburra Shire offices 7. Planning permit application - development of Aldi supermarket and signage 8. Adoption of Leongatha Industrial Land Supply Study 9. Eastern District Urban Design Frameworks ( C77) final consideration 10. Korumburra Community Infrastructure Assessment 2013 11. Proposed new road names in Korumburra, Kardella & Kardella South 12. Worksafe insurance premium 2013/14 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS FOR S86 COMMITTEES Nominations to Committees Invited Allambee South Community Hall: Mon 5 August, 7.30pm. Yarragon Rd, Allambee Sth. Ph: Michelle Addison, 0488 162 471. Meeniyan Sports Stadium: Wed 7 August, 7.30pm, Former Infant Centre next to Meeniyan Hall. Ph: Fay Sinclair, 5664 4354. Walter Tuck Recreation Reserve: Wed 7 August, 7.30pm Grand Ridge Brewery, Mirboo Nth Ph: Wayne Roberts, 0409 681 554 J. Terrill Memorial Park - Fish Ck Rec. Reserve: Mon 29 July, 7.30 pm, Falls Rd, Park Social Rooms Ph: Graeme Watkins, 0408 139 962 COUNCIL WORKS THIS WEEK Buffalo /Hoddle to Stony Creek area Road maintenance Foster area Road maintenance Kardella/Ruby to Trida area Road maintenance Loch Poowong Rd, Poowong Stabilising works

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Subway is the biggest retail franchise in the world.” He has just spent around $100,000 giving Leongatha Subway an interior facelift. Mr Holderhead said the commercial real estate market “is as hot as it’s ever been”, including locally. He said Burgess Rawson recently sold the ANZ Bank in Korumburra for $462,000 on a yield of 4.6 per cent and three commercial properties in Tooradin, including the Bendigo Community Bank for $446,000 on a yield of four per cent.

BASS Coast deputy mayor Cr Neil Rankine has been pounding the beat in Cape Paterson and determined an ordinary street scheme in the town won’t do. “Cape Paterson is a coastal village and it’s too valuable to destroy that feel and character. There’s also the dollar cost and it will come to whether the majority of people want to pay for it,” he told his colleagues last week. The scheme is costed at nearly $6 million, the largest component of which is $1.314m for pavement works. Resident contributions would range between $1165 and $49,231. The usually vocal Cape Paterson Residents and Ratepayers Association hasn’t taken a view on the scheme but is providing information on its website, informing people about their rights. Resident Mike Burchett said on Friday most of the people he had spoken to in Cape Paterson were against the scheme both because of the cost and the fact they don’t want to spoil the ambience of the town. “The scheme would destroy nature strips and make it more suburban. The reason people go there is because of its unspoilt nature.” Mr Burchett said whatever the council does, he thinks it will have a fight on its hands. It’s early days yet and councillors were being asked at their meeting on Wednesday night to consider a notice of intention to declare the scheme, not the scheme itself. They went against an officer recommendation the declaration of intention be made, instead agreeing with an alternate motion moved by Cr Rankine and seconded by Cr Brad Drew that council

defer the matter. They sought investigation of changing the colour of the pavement and/or kerb, removal of kerb in favour of edge strips where appropriate and use of water sensitive urban design principles. Cr Rankine said a traditional scheme would see run off going into the sea, taking chemicals from road bitumen and dog excreta with it. He doesn’t like that idea and, he said, neither do the residents of Cape Paterson. He met with some of them on the previous Saturday. The big issue, he added, is neighbourhood character. “White concrete edging and black roads – I don’t think we can do it to Cape Paterson,” he said. “I’ve been to Sandy Point to look at what is there. They have used granite stone in the bitumen that looks like sand from a distance.” Cr Rankine said residents in Cape Paterson have told him their land can cope with water running off the road. “But we can’t do that satisfactorily. Water runs from one property to another and you have to consider the land in front of you. If we investigate water sensitive design we could get up to 50 per cent kerb and channelling removed. I ask to have that investigated.” Cr Brad Drew wanted to know how much such investigation would cost. Infrastructure director Felicity Sist said the most expensive aspect would be the use of water sensitive urban design because outside expertise would have to be sought. Cr Phil Wright voted against the motion because he said council’s contribution to the street scheme was $1.4m. “That is a lot of money – what is the benefit and economic return? Construction schemes are wonderful but they are so expensive. Four hundred and sixty nine properties would benefit out of 30,000 ratepayers.”

He made the comment following a series of public meetings in the three towns. These were arranged after an Essential Services Commission (ESC) decision to reject an earlier $28 million scheme because it was too expensive. The ESC dropped that bombshell in April, leaving both SGW and Poowong, Loch, Nyora residents scrambling to try to ensure the scheme went ahead. The ESC is involved because every five years, it allows (or otherwise) water authorities’ pricing and tariffs. At the time, SGW managing director Philippe du Plessis said the authority agreed $28 million was too expensive but there are public health issues and the scheme had already experienced delays. Originally, it was costed at $16 million. E.coli readings in open stormwater drains in the towns have been found to be way above accepted health standards and residents complain this has a deleterious impact, particularly on children’s health. After the ESC decision, SGW arranged an extensive review of the scheme and its costs, a process Mr du Plessis thinks will take a total of between six and nine months. He said on Friday he is confident the six to nine months lost during the review can be made up in time for 2017-18 completion. Staff from SGW attended the public meetings held recently in the Poowong, Loch and Nyora public halls. More than 30 attended.

POLICE BRIEFS Plaza tagged

Beer bottle attack

WONTHAGI Plaza was tagged by graffiti artists overnight on Thursday, July 11. The offender sprayed the word “TYNON”, or something similar, with fluoro orange and blue paint.

AN offender broke the window of a Wonthaggi display home by throwing a beer bottle. The wilful damage of the White Road property occurred at about 4.20pm on Wednesday, July 17.

Stolen BBQ

School vandalism

AN offender stole a portable barbecue, with trolley and cover, from the backyard of a premises in Tamara Court, Inverloch, between Thursday, July 11 and Monday, July 15. The gas bottle was left behind.

AN offender used a bin and a pole to smash three windows at the Wonthaggi Secondary College overnight on Tuesday, July 16.

School break in

AN offender with a ute or trailer smashed the window of a Mirboo North house on Friday. The incident, in Burchell Lane, occurred between 4pm and 4.45pm. The offender gained entry and stole a number of large items, including a bicycle.

THEIVES broke into the Wonthaggi North Primary School in Wentworth Avenue, Wonthaggi during the school holidays (between June 28 and July 15). Entering through a classroom window, the thieves stole two computer hard drives and a CD player.

Mirboo North theft

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Vehicle Crash rise POLICE have reported a dramatic rise in collisions on local roads in the past six months, despite a decline in fatalities in the past two years.

Way forward: while the Tarwin Lower Recreation Reserve is great, president Jenny O’Sullivan believes the facility can be even greater.

Grand plan for coast hub THE communities of Tarwin Lower and Venus Bay will unite to shape the future of the Tarwin Lower Recreation Reserve. The reserve committee received $6600 from South Gippsland Shire Council towards developing a master plan at last Wednesday’s community grants presentation evening. The plan will outline a vision for the reserve, with possibilities including updating the grand stand and toilets, and building a footpath linking the reserve with the town. The reserve is the sporting and social hub of Tarwin Lower and Venus Bay, used by the football, netball, pony and bowls clubs.

Reserve president Jenny O’Sullivan has grand plans. “The reserve services a large number of people in our community and we want to make sure we have the infrastructure,” she said. “We want to work together rather than competing against each other and develop the whole facility.” Ms O’Sullivan said the reserve has been developed to its current standard on the back of significant community effort, and attributed the quality playing surface to the voluntary work of Kieran O’Loughlin and Greg McGarvey. “The football club has done an amazing job fundraising and provide a great facility,” she said. “The footy club brings everyone together from all walks of life and we all support the same team.”

Bass Coast Highway Patrol’s Sergeant Jason Hullick said rather than tourists, locals were more often to blame. “Overall in the past two years we have seen a steady reduction right across the board with regards to collisions for the Bass Coast Police Service Area (South Gippsland and Bass Coast shires),” Sgt Hullick said. “When looking at collisions that resulted in a fatality we have seen a reduction in the order of about 75 per cent over the past two years, along with an approximately 40 per cent reduction in serious injury collisions and a 35 per cent reduction in all collisions over the same period. “These results are very positive and the reductions support the hard work Victoria Police and our road safety partners have been doing as well as indicating people are being more responsible. Unfortunately we still had two fatalities in the past 12 months, which is tragic.” Sgt Hullick said despite the generally positive trends, “for the first six months of 2013 we have seen our rate of collisions nearly double, with a 46 per cent increase on same period last year”. “Bass Coast Highway Patrol has a very active enforcement program running at the moment. However, pure enforcement alone can only achieve so much and we ask our community also take some responsibility to make our roads safer,” he said. “Remember, we all travel on our roads and I want people to understand the person in the other car on the road is someone else’s loved one.

“We owe it to each other to make sure we are safe, pay attention on the road and, above all, drive safely and be courteous to each other.” A breakdown of local road accident figures show: • serious injury collisions (SICs) have increased significantly in San Remo, Loch and Mirboo North from 2012 to 2013, while Leongatha figures remains higher than the average. San Remo had eight SICs and Loch had six SICs. Both these areas recorded just two SICs each in the 12 months prior. Mirboo North experienced an increase from three to five SICs for that period, with Leongatha, Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Cowes also showing small increases. Foster, Meeniyan, Toora and Korumburra all showed a decrease from the previous year, so there is some good news; • most collisions occur during the day, between the hours of 7am and 1pm, followed closely by 1pm and 6pm. Police say increased day time collisions occur simply because there are more vehicles on the road at those times; • most collisions occur on Saturdays, Thursdays and Mondays (in that order); • big increases have been recorded in two distinct types of collisions. Single vehicle offcarriageway collisions are the leading cause of serious injury collisions in the Bass Coast PSA, with ‘head on’ two vehicle collisions coming in second. Sgt Hullick said many of the accidents were due to driver inattention; • local drivers become complacent with familiar roads, and ‘zone out’; • motorcycle riders, particularly men between the ages of 41 and 60, are over represented in the serious injury collision statistics; and • most accidents occur in the dry, rather than the wet.

Bass Coast Council briefs New Year’s Eve. Cr Jordan Crugnale made this comment, “May I say there is more of a correlation between businesses closing and gaming machines.”

Getting there: Rhett McLennan of Prom Country Aged Care and Banksia Lodge’s Malcolm Ellis take a closer look at the progress of the new aged care facility being built in Foster.

Creating a health precinct By Sarah Vella THE construction of the new 60 bed aged care facility at Foster is well under way and is expected to be completed by the end of October. The external work is all but complete, so now the internal construction is the focus of tradespeople. Chief executive officer of Prom Country Aged Care, Rhett McLennan said the construction manager has given a concrete end date. “It will be finished at the end of October, which we are pretty happy with,” he said. “It is going really well so far. We will be setting up a room ahead of schedule so the residents and their families can go in and see what it will look like.” The project manager responsible for the build specialises in aged care facilities and said the rooms at Foster are the biggest the company has done. “It will be good to have the bigger

rooms, as the residents will be able to have more of their own furniture which will make it feel more like home,” Mr McLennan said. The new facility comprises of three wings, with 40 of the 60 beds ‘ageing in place’, while the remaining 20 will be complex care beds. “Ageing in place is where residents will be able to stay for their duration at the facility, which is good because it gives them more of a sense of home,” Mr McLennan said. Once the facility is completed, residents from both Banksia Lodge in Foster and Prom View Aged Care in Toora will move in. The site at Toora will be sold by Prom Country Aged Care, while it will retain the Foster facility for further use. Mr McLennan said the zoning at Toora remains as health and community, but in 12 months will be changed to rural activity zone. “If someone comes along to buy it for a health purpose, they can, or they can wait 12 months for the zoning to

change to rural activity,” he said. “We have some interest and have shown people through. All have been from the health sector. “We would be really keen to keep it as a health facility of some sort to keep the jobs there and we are trying to make the sale as transparent as we can. “We have also put a paper forward regarding the future use of Banksia Lodge. We are looking at making it into a multipurpose facility, focused on health.” Some of the ideas put forward for the redundant buildings include serviced apartments, additional aged care or special needs beds, or even accommodation for medical and health based students. “We want to try and create a community within the health precinct and have a cross section of people using the space and turning it into a central hub,” Mr McLennan said. “We are also looking towards doing more things together with the medical centre and hospital.”

Still keen: Wonthaggi’s local government patriarch Jack Clancy (pictured) was a conspicuous presence in the public gallery at last Wednesday evening’s Bass Coast Shire Council meeting. Mr Clancy is over 90 and served the former Borough of Wonthaggi for many years. During public question time, he rose to his feet with the help of his walking stick to say he’d rather see $4000 spent on parks and gardens than set aside for the shire’s contribution to the “yes” campaign to recognise local government in the Australian Constitution. Councillors made the $4000 decision last month. He believes council could be worse off under such recognition. “Local government is the best government of the three, don’t sell local government!” SOME traders are apparently blaming council for the closure of businesses in Cowes because there are no longer fireworks on

DEPUTY mayor Cr Neil Rankine is astounded at the number of council documents that have to be reviewed on a regular basis. “It costs us a fortune,” he said. He made the comment during brief discussion about the municipal strategic statement review. A DEVELOPER’S application to subdivide Keam’s Land in San Remo is set for a seven-day hearing at VCAT in September. The developer has taken the matter to VCAT because council did not make a decision within the 60 day statutory period. Planning director Hannah Duncan-Jones said council did not support the application, which had attracted 53 submissions. Cr Brad Drew said council would not be bullied by developers and had to look after neighbourhood character. Cr Andrew Phillips commented, “It amazes me what developers think they can get away with.” SPEAKING of San Remo, CEO Allan Bawden said VicRoads and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (formerly DSE) were looking into ways of fixing the land slip on Phillip Island Road. Every decade or so, the cliff edge gives way and this latest slip late last year, was very close to the road’s edge. DURING


about a bad section of road in Ventnor, infrastructure director Felicity Sist said the matter was the responsibility of VicRoads. “Funding for road maintenance is not where it should be and people should speak to their local MP about it,” she declared. BASS Coast Shire is known for the quality of its outdoor facilities. Cr Drew made that remark while endorsing an application to the State Government for funding for four community projects including redevelopment of two of Wonthaggi Tennis Club’s eight courts, expected to cost $200,000. Council would contribute $10,000 and the club $140,000, with the remaining $50,000 coming from a grant. LITTLE can be done about the unsightly NBN towers popping up around the countryside. A planning permit issued under delegation gave permission for the tower to go ahead on the Bass Highway at Inverloch. Cr Jordan Crugnale asked about the siting (and sighting) of these. Planning and environment director Hannah DuncanJones replied this tower is for network connection to Foster and there is some constraint about where it could go. “Council has looked at how to disguise them – perhaps we can get some knitting nannas to knit some street art”. A TOTAL of 490 building permits has been issued to the end of June worth an estimated $63,619,409. Most were for houses or alterations/additions.

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THE Mirboo North and District Community Foundation launched the foundation’s first named fund, the Mirboo North and District Educational Support Fund, last Friday night. The fund will be available to help students with relocation expenses, study set-up costs and scholarships. The fund will be open for applications from residents of and persons with a strong connection to Mirboo North and district planning to enrol in eligible post compulsory study. Details of the criteria and application process for the 2014 study year will be available soon. THE Leongatha Arts and Craft Society is planning an unique display for this year’s Leongatha Daffodil Festival. Members have been asked to find quirky, colourful and funky works to show at the gallery, within the


TALENT manager at Gippsland Power, Peter Francis, will be the guest speaker at the next Bass Coast/South Gippsland Business Alliance lunch. The former Carlton VFL/ AFL footballer will talk about the Power’s successful junior program, paving the way for many young Gippsland footballers to achieve their goals to reach AFL status. The event will be held at GippsTAFE’s Wildflower Restaurant in Leongatha on Wednesday, July 31 from noon to 2pm. Cost of $35 includes a two course lunch. Phone Pat Coles on 0428 746 207 or email pacoles@bigpond. com by July 26 to book. THE last Sunday in July (July 28) is time once again to hold the Pleasant Sunday Afternoon at Scott’s Pioneer Church, Mardan South starting at 2pm. Guest speaker from Sale is Heather Toms, talking on her experiences in prison ministry. To all those regulars plus those considering a trip to Mardan South, come along and follow up the ecumenical afternoon with afternoon tea and a chat. MILLY and Romeo’s in Koonwarra is hosting a three course dinner this Saturday night, helping to raise money for a special cause. At just $50 per person, the sumptuous feast includes a traditional roast dinner of beef or pork. Funds will go to the Hannah Foundation, which rehouses orphaned dogs. To book call 5664 2211 or email

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THANK you to the retired gentleman who worked for more than two hours on the footpath outside Leongatha’s Mesley Hall last week, picking up, raking and bagging many autumn leaves. There had been an incident the night before. A lady slipped after attending a Lyric performance and this community minded man returned to the site to clear the leaves and dirt. Many people have walked that footpath in the last week and his actions may have avoided further incidents.

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Fundraising ride: English cyclists Ben Atkins and Darren Monaghan, now living in Sydney, cycled through Gippsland last week. They enjoyed their scenic ride through Lakes Entrance, Bairnsdale, Sale, Yarram, Foster, Fish Creek, Wonthaggi and Phillip Island where they caught up with Helen Bowering of The Star for a coffee at The MadCowes on Thursday. The cycling duo completed an epic journey from Sydney to Melbourne and raised $4500 for Beyond Blue. Ben said his motivation for the trip was losing his brother to mental illness last year and he wanted to help raise awareness and get more help for people in need. The guys completed their ride along the Bass Highway to Melbourne.

Bass Coast’s own misogyny factor By Jane Ross IN a week when the acclaimed author of The Misogyny Factor addressed a sell out audience on Phillip Island, Bass Coast’s Cr Phil Wright remains stuck in the dark ages. Writer and feminist Anne Summers drew a

capacity crowd who listened to her warnings that misogyny was alive and well in Australia and the feminist movement needs to be revived to help counter it. One of those responsible for her visit was Jane Daly, who retired last November as a Bass Coast Shire councillor saying she’d had enough of public vitriol. Sadly, although no

Walk closed PARKS Victoria advises the Lime Burners Walk in Cape Liptrap Coastal Park has been closed following a number of recent landslips. The landslips have impacted the stability of some sections of 800 metre Lime Burners Walk, which skirts the coast between Walkerville North and Walkerville South. Further assessment of the track will now be undertaken and the advice provided from this will guide decisions regarding reopening of the walk. Parks Victoria’s ranger in charge, Ben Robertson said, “We understand this walk is very important to the local community, however visitor safety remains our number one concern. “Once we receive technical advice about the track we will be in a position to make an informed decision regarding its reopening. Access to the lime kilns and cemetery remains open.”

doubt she tried, Ms Daly wasn’t able to encourage her former colleague Cr Wright to grasp the fact women are actually an active part of society and not mere appendages to their menfolk. He was in full flight at last Wednesday’s council meeting. Moving a motion to accept the list of members appointed to a rural engagement group, Cr Wright said, “There are 11 members, community groups are wonderful – there’s even a female in there!” The press gallery groaned. Then, with reference to a meeting on agribusiness, Cr Wright declared, “Farmers can come with their wives!” Would someone please tell Cr Wright many farmers or those working in agribusiness are women? Take Tarwin Lower’s Jenny O’Sullivan as an example. She specialises in project management, group facilitation and adult education in rural Australia. She has been a leader in sustainable farming, formation of

wild dog action groups, managed the Gippsland Beef and Lamb Environmental Management Pilot Project, has been Dairy Australia’s catchment coordinator and was recently appointed by the Victorian Government to an 11-member Women in Primary Industries Roundtable advisory group. That, Cr Wright, took place at the 24th annual Women on Farms gathering. Then there’s Nadine Verboon of St Clair near Wonthaggi. Cr Wright must remember her because she helped lead the charge for compensation for farmers badly affected by a flooded Powlett River a couple of winters ago. Cr Wright had a red hot go at the planning staff on Wednesday night, accusing them of making decisions without councillors (or at least himself) knowing what was going on. Director Hannah Duncan-Jones gave him steely yet polite short shrift. During discussion about council ward discretionary fund spending, Cr Wright referred to a

figurative consultant doing “his” report. Women do work like that too Cr Wright. He redeemed himself slightly when he nominated Cr Kimberley Brown as a member of the Phillip Island Regional Tourist Board. All of this comes on top of Cr Wright some time ago blaming working women for the fact that men no longer flock to the golf course and stay for the 19th hole.

• Cr Phil Wright.

Adventure seekers

THE South Gippsland Walking and Adventure Club is now organising to host the Combined Gippsland Walking Club’s weekend in Novem-

ber at Forest Lodge, near Yarram.

It will be a time of great companionship with many activities to suit all abilities and interest, including paddles, mountain and road riding, and varied walks.

Activities are now being reconnoitred, with descriptions to be forwarded shortly to the clubs for their selection. Despite wintry weather, the Tuesday walks are gaining popularity. Cars

are pooled to help with transport and parking costs with many new areas being explored. A suitable coffee and cake venue is always found to finish off a fun walk. The annual general

meeting will be held this Thursday at the Cottage Restaurant in Inverloch. The club meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Leongatha Community House at 8pm. New members will be made most welcome. Activities are graded and are suited to most abilities. The club has a store of overnight hiking equipment which can be hired for members who wish to try before they buy. President Lyn Birt can be contacted on 5672 1917.

Out there: Tuesday walkers in action, from left: Judy Speedy, Joanne Van Leeuwen, Heather Cruickshank, Sue Marriott, Ilsa Arndt, Pat Williams and Anne Callanan.

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Volunteers star PEOPLE thinking of volunteering with South Gippsland Shire Council can now peer into the life of a volunteer through the internet. Council has developed a series of short films depicting insights into various volunteering opportunities and posted these videos on its website. Prospective volunteers can click and find out about being a mentor driver as part of the L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program, or discover

what’s involved with delivering Meals on Wheels or being a driver with the community transport service. The joys of helping at council’s visitor information services are also listed. The professional production features creative videography to whet the appetite. Council’s volunteer coordinator Dana Hughes presented the films to council last Wednesday. “This is one way we can communicate with the community so

they can have their questions about volunteering answered and then come to us with more questions,” she said. DVDs will be included in new residents kits. Most of council’s 900-plus volunteers are aged 55 and older, but more young people are putting their hands up. “We have young people on youth council and young people are offering to do Meals on Wheels,” Ms Hughes said.

Out with red tape Modern promotion: South Gippsland Shire Council’s volunteer coordinator Dana Hughes shows off the new volunteering films.

Venus Bay reserves SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council stands to make up to $400,000 from the potential sale of council land at Venus Bay, not $400 million as printed in The Star last week.

Some members of the Venus Bay community are asking council not to sell the land. They say the relatively small return from the potential sale of land was hardly worth council’s while given the community angst the action is creating.

RED tape weighs heavily on small business and something must be done about it. That was one of the messages Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (ACCI) chief executive Peter Anderson delivered when he spoke in Gippsland recently. He was the guest at a lunch hosted by the Commit-

tee for Gippsland, attended by small business people from all over the region. Mr Anderson also stressed the need for more flexible workplace relations legislation and the necessity to build better infrastructure. The ACCI is running a campaign called Small Business: Too Big to Ignore.

Mayor’s message Cr Kieran Kennedy

Her amazing gold medal win for the high jump at the World Youth Championships in the Ukraine 10 days ago has put a smile of pride on us all and another reminder that South Gippsland is well capable of producing world class champions in many spheres. Elite sport is about so much more than sophisticated technologies. Wholesome environments such as ours, with strong family and community support, support athletes to develop a resilient psyche to remain focused on their goals and to weather the ups and downs in their quest for excellence. Natural talent helps of course, but we all like to think we are part of the support team when these exciting moments are achieved! Congratulations to Eleanor, her family, coaches and Mary MacKillop College and I’m sure we all look forward to following her career trajectory towards the Olympics in future years. As a follow up to the resolution passed at the March council meeting to reiterate the urgent need for sewerage provision in the western end of the shire, CEO Tim Tamlin, Cr Brunt and I had an extremely rewarding meeting with Melbourne Water and South East Water last week. The water authorities have obviously given considerable thought to the matter and have scoped some new possibilities that may expedite the imple-

mentation of the scheme which is now clearly back on the table after much uncertainty over the past few months. It was our great pleasure last Wednesday night to distribute $136,840 in round two of the community grants program, including $19,660 to the small equipment program. This brings the community grants total that council has allocated in the last financial year to $340,000, dollars that will be maximised by groups to support and provide local community assets. Among the diverse projects funded in this round were the South Gippsland Bridge Club Annual Congress, the Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve Economic Analysis Study, and the enlargement of storage dams for irrigation of Leongatha Recreation Reserve ovals. Our congratulations go to the volunteers who took the time to prepare these successful applications so professionally. These partnerships with council continue to significantly enrich our communities. A DVD on volunteering with council has been produced to promote the value of volunteering and the broad range of programs that council volunteers can be involved. Currently 867 volunteers partner with council to deliver programs in home and community care, community transport, Coal Creek visitor information centres, special committees of management (Section 86), advisory committees and the L2P Program. To deliver these services council must actively seek volunteers through the

provision of easily accessible information. The cost of producing the DVD was met from the 2012-13 Volunteering Training and Promotion budget. The DVD is aimed at reducing a trend of declining levels of volunteers and outlines security check requirements and council’s commitment to volunteer safety. You can view the DVD on www. and a copy is to be included in the New Residents Kit. It will also be used at conferences and information sessions. Cr Kieran Kennedy, mayor.

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Clamping down Ambo ire THE Sherriff came to Leongatha on Monday, lassoing lawbreakers. In the Safeway carpark, as well as other places locally, officers scanned numberplates for expired registrations. The Star watched as at least one car had wheel clamps attached, preventing the driver from taking the vehicle until

they’d made contact with the department. Once the expirations were established, other checks were done, examining things like outstanding warrants. The day-long sting was done in collaboration with local police. One local policeman said the operations generally had a high success rate.

By Matt Dunn THE protracted and bitter ambulance wage dispute has hit rock bottom.


Don’t gamble with young lives MANY habits start young and that’s why when advertisers want people to develop lifelong loyalty to a product, they try to catch them young. That seems to be the case with online gambling masked as games that enable young people to use their phone credit to place, what are in effect, bets. Given young people’s accessibility to smart phones and tablets, on which these programs are available, the real risk of them wasting money on gambling is real. So is the likelihood of them developing gambling habits that could stifle their ability to grow financially and become independent adults with access to the same opportunities of study, travel and investment available to people whose finances are not constrained by the drains of gambling. The Australian Government’s Problem Gambling website notes that up to 500,000 Australians are at risk of becoming, or are, problem gamblers. They present a broader social cost to the community of about $4.7 billion a year. The actions of a problem gambler negatively impact up to 10 other people, including friends, family and employers, but perhaps this figure could be higher when children and teenagers are concerned, given their often extensive network of friends and acquaintances, particularly in these days of online communication when the opportunities to meet more people are greater. The website also reports children whose parents are problem gamblers are up to 10 times more likely to become problem gamblers themselves than children with non gambling parents. Given the prevalence of problem gambling among adults locally, particularly in Bass Coast Shire, our children are clearly at higher risk of becoming problem gamblers than children in other locations. Smart phones and tablets certainly have their advantages in terms of communication, access to information and entertainment, so removing them from children’s lives should not be the first course of action. Close supervision of what children are using these devices for, as well as parents exhibiting positive influences, will go a long way to stemming gambling problems before they become gambling addictions. • For more information, see

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Staying put: this car was clamped in the Safeway car park at Leongatha.

People power COMMUNITY groups are wonderful. “We have a fabulous new council and by the end of four years, we’ll have community groups everywhere and we’ll be listening to them. So said Cr Phil Wright at last Wednesday’s Bass Coast Shire Council meeting. He was speaking about the appointment of members of a rural engagement group. “This is an information gathering group to advise council. I think it’s great.” Cr Andrew Phillips said there should be more groups like this. Council agreed to the formation of such an organisation because farming makes up a significant part of the Bass Coast economy. Its members will act as a conduit to draw council’s attention to issues affecting the agriculture sector. Mayor Cr Clare Le Serve said the rural engagement would build a bridge and reinforce the value of the shire’s farming community. Those appointed are: Zena Archibald of Sunderland Bay, Dugald Cameron and Bill Cleeland of Phillip Island, Graeme Hastings and Bruce Spiden of Glen Forbes, Clive Hollins of Powlett River, Kerena and Peter McLaren and Barb Stewart of Kernot, Len McRae of Wattlebank/Middle Tarwin, Lewis Potter of Woodleigh, Greg Price of Ventnor, Ed Thexton of Inverloch, David Trigg of Woodleigh, Nadine Verboon of Wattlebank, Bruce Wilson of Smiths Beach and Graham Wood of Grantville. All except Ed Thexton and Bruce Wilson have farms of varying sizes; the smallest four hectares, the largest nearly 405 hectares. Mr Thexton is a farm management consultant and Mr Wilson is involved in regional development policy.

While the State Government claims the union is unwilling to negotiate, the union is saying the same of the other. Health Minister David Davis said the Ambulance Employees Union was approached on March 21, with an invitation to voluntary conciliation process (behind closed doors, with an independent umpire) at Fair Work Australia, where “any issue can be put on the table for discussion”. “Such a process could see the matter resolved relatively quickly,” Mr Davis said. But AEU state secretary Steve McGhie said the move was designed to muzzle the union. “The only reason they want to get us into voluntary conciliation is to gag us in the press. They want everything to be kept confidential even the reporting of things back to the members,” Mr McGhie said. “Since March we have had eight meetings, including one on that date. Those meetings have been with Ambulance Victoria managers and Department of Health officials. “We are also scheduling a meeting for next week that AV is reluctant to agree to.” Mr McGhie provided The Star letters he had written to former Premier Ted Baillieu and incumbent Denis Napthine, which spelt out the union’s willingness to negotiate, as well as spelling out the frustrations of having the process delayed by the government up until August 2012. The 2012 letter to Mr Baillieu includes the line, “My members would be prepared to accept the government’s offer on the wages component of a 2.5 per cent increase for paramedics if the government would agree to a ‘consent arbitration’ clause on wages being inserted into the new enterprise agreement.” But Mr Davis says consent arbitration “is an entirely different process”. “It is not negotiation, but a lengthy, legalistic court process that would take months to resolve,” he said. “Steve McGhie is being deliberately misleading here. Ambulance Victoria, for more than 100 days now, has invited the ambulance union to joining a voluntary conciliation process, and the government supports that. “Steve McGhie is trying to compare apples and oranges here. He full well knows the difference between the two (voluntary conciliation and consent arbitration), but is attempting to mislead. But Mr McGhie rejects the claim. “I do know the difference between conciliation and arbitration, so I am not trying to mislead anyone. This is the reason for writing to Baillieu in February 2012 - to give the parties time to complete the case before the Fair Work Commission,” he said. “The parties would have put their cases forward and the industrial umpire would have decided on an outcome. That process would have been completed by now and it would have avoided any of the angst.” Consent arbitration is not defined in the Fair Work Act, but is when the parties to a dispute agreed to have a third party making a binding determination in relation to the dispute. Voluntary conciliation is where parties agree to attend a meeting, with a third party assisting them resolve the dispute, without imposing a ruling. According to a spokesperson from Fair Work Australia voluntary conciliation “must be conducted in private, unless the person responsible for conducting the conference directs that it be conducted in public”.

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Dogs need to run: Nikita Sorry, old NIKITA Rainey simply wants somewhere to let her dogs run free.

Speaking out: Nikita Rainey (centre) inspired South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy to push for off leash dog areas at Tarwin Lower and Venus Bay. She is with her mother Samantha Rainey.

The 11 year old from Tarwin Lower last Wednesday urged South Gippsland Shire Council to establish off leash dog areas at Tarwin Lower and Venus Bay. The Tarwin Lower Primary School captain even offered council some ideas, including Tarwin Lower’s Fisher Reserve and recreation reserve, and public land at Venus Bay’s Saturn Road, St Ives Court and Condon Crescent. “Recently I have not been able to take my dogs Rosie and Cocoa for walks and because they are kelpies, they need lots of exercise,” Nikita told council. “I would like some areas to take them off their leashes but we also need more than one area so they do not become territorial and think the area is theirs.” Nikita initially wrote to former prime minister Julia Gillard with her idea. Mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy later learnt of her suggestion through word of mouth. He said he would take Nikita’s suggestion to a meeting of the Tarwin Lower Recreation Reserve this week. Cr Kennedy presented Nikita with a certificate recognising her efforts to prompt change in the area.

news By Jane Ross SOUTH Gippsland already has MICA paramedic cover 24/7.

The Star has been reminded of that fact following an article in last week’s paper attributed to Ken Smith. Mr Smith told The Star he had just had word from Health Minister David Davis saying a MICA paramedic service for Wonthaggi would take it to blanket cover. Mr Smith said the service would be for a 100km radius around Wonthaggi. But that has confused paramedics who say the town has had 24/7 MICA coverage since 2011. A call to Health Minister David Davis’s office for clarification elicited the following response from a spokesperson: “The Victorian Coalition Government has delivered its commitment to introduce MICA coverage to Wonthaggi and the surrounding area, giving South Gippsland MICA coverage for the first time. “Ambulance services will continue to increase across Gippsland under the Coalition Government. The government has already met its commitment to introduce 40 additional paramedics and six patient transport officers in Gippsland, part of a $151 million statewide investment in ambulance services in the regions. “Wonthaggi is one location of 10 across regional Victoria that now have MICA coverage that did not exist before it was introduced by the Coalition Government.” So now you know. It seems it’s all about politicians doing what politicians do – reannouncing old news. Pity we fell for it this time.

Mayor’s message Cr Clare Le Serve

ADVOCATING on behalf of the community is one of Council’s most important roles, and one it takes very seriously. In many occasions, residents alone don’t have the opportunities to speak directly with bigger organisations on important matters, leaving Council to use its connections to represent the thoughts, feelings and needs of all ratepayers. On July 12, Council hosted the Gippsland Local Government Network (GLGN) meeting at our office in Wonthaggi. Following this, we had the opportunity to hold meeting with VicRoads, the Department of Transport and Planning and Local Infrastructure whilst we had the mayors and CEOs of the six local councils together in the one location. VicRoads was represented at the meeting by its most senior executives, including the CEO Gary Liddle, and the regional director and managers. Having VicRoads senior management attend this meeting provided a great opportunity for the CEOs to advocate on road related matters. Our CEO Allan Bawden and I advocated strongly on issues that are of great importance to our community. Our focus going into the meeting was on campaigning for upkeep of our major roads and it gave us an opportunity to talk about a number of strategic issues. We had the chance to discuss broader issues such as the condition of our roads, and the movement of freight and people. The meeting, however, also gave council a forum to be updated on various local issues. VicRoads indicated that weather permitting, the Bass Highway duplication to the Phillip Island will be ready and open in time for the MotoGP in October, and also stressed the need for a quick resolution to the San Remo landslide and received a positive response. We also discussed the Koo Wee Rup bypass, which has now moved to the design stage, as well as the possibility for Anderson to Leongatha overtaking lanes. It was, I believe, a productive day for Bass Coast and we were given answers on many topical issues around our roads. Council will continue to strongly advocate for issues important to our residents, and I look forward to doing so. Cr Clare Le Serve, mayor.

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Unforgettable Africa WHERE do you go to see some of the world’s most breathtaking flora and fauna? Africa, of course. Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania and the like offer all surreal experiences in safari. Jetset Leongatha’s Jill Carmody knows these experiences better than most, having recently returned from a trip to Botswana. “It was absolutely amazing,” she said. “We went on game drives morning and night around the Okavango Delta and I was just amazed by the experience, the beauty and the wildlife.” Jill said when her guide drove up alongside a pride of lions resting in the wilderness it was surreal and exhilarating. In Botswana, Jill stayed in a range of different high class accommodation. “The service on the properties was exceptional,” she said. “Because you are cut off from everything, you can’t just run down to the store to grab something. They look after you really well.” Jill is looking to organise a small group to travel to Botswana in 2014 after her own experience. The Jetset Leongatha team, in conjunction with The African Safari Co., can also give you an experience all over Africa. They can supply you with package options to a range of countries, giving different animal experiences, or construct and literary using trusted accommodation, flights and safari suppliers throughout the continent. With the professional help, you can construct a holiday of a lifetime that will include unforgettable experiences and moments you will talk about forever. Africa can be a destination or a convenient stopover while travelling on to Europe as well, but with so much to see and do, the more time the better. Drop in and see the team at Jetset or get along to the The African Safari Co. presentation advertised below to plan your 2014 trip to Africa.

You’ll never forget: elephants move through the Savute Elephant Camp in Africa.

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New cheese on the block By Sarah Vella SOUTH Gippsland is fast becoming known as a region where good food can be found and cheese is no exception. Burke and Bronwyn Brandon produce sheep milk on their picturesque farm in the Moyarra valley, near Korumburra. Currently, the milk the Brandons’ sheep produce is transported to Burke’s parents, Trevor and Jan’s cheesery at Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula. Soon, however, a cheese making factory and cellar door will be established on Burke and Bronwyn’s farm. News broke yesterday (Monday) the com-

pany had secured a $250,000 Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund grant from the Federal Government towards the project. South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy said the initial construction work was impressive. “South Gippsland Shire Council has a strong commitment to sustainability which supports the image of the region as a clean fertile food bowl and we hope to attract more agribusiness professionals like the Brandons to capitalise on our assets,” he said. Established for just over a year, the sheep’s milk range of cheeses, known as Prom Country Cheese, will soon be produced on the same farm that provides the milk. “In the new factory,

we will be processing up to 100,000 litres of milk per year, which is tiny compared to most commercial factories, but for us it is a lot of cheese,” Mr Brandon said. Mr Brandon hopes the factory is operational within 12 months. “It is going to be a major project for us and will be the dedication of our lives for the coming year,” he said. “There are a lot of things to get right in the design for dairy manufacturing, which makes it quite expensive to build. “It is like a giant bathroom. We need to have the right equipment and facility, and it needs to be built well so it lasts a long

time.” When looking for a farm to establish their business, they decided if they were serious about growing milk they needed to be in a dairy area. “Because of the location in relation to tourist areas in the district and to Melbourne, we feel it is a really balanced place to be,” Mr Brandon said. “We are close to a lot of other food industries in the area and have the access to Melbourne. We see a growing future in the food industry down here. “South Gippsland’s popularity as a food bowl is really reflected in the growing population of the farmers’ markets we attend. “Everyone seems to have embraced

the markets and we are seeing all the time more and more people are producing their own food, finding ways to value add to the product, and are producing the food people are looking for.” Because the Brandons’ produce is all handmade, it is labour intensive, so the set up needs to be sustainable for a family business. “Our farm is big enough to provide us with enough milk, but small enough to enable us to do the retail side as well,” Mr Brandon said. “Overall, due to the grow-

ing interest in specialty cheese from consumers, the interest in producing specialty cheese is also growing.” Currently at Red Hill, Mr Brandon produces around 20 cheeses, including around 10 from sheep’s milk. “Our styles go from semihard cheese, camembert and blue to fresh curd cheeses like our ashed log called Black Sheep, and feta,” he said. “We are generally focussed on surface ripened cheese.” Their sheep milk pecorino, Prom Picnic, won gold at

the 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show and was also awarded gold at the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards in 2012. “Our goat’s milk blue, Mountain Goat, won champion sheep or goat cheese at the 2013 Australian Grand Dairy Awards,” Mr Brandon said. Currently, their cheese supplies markets in Melbourne and on the peninsula and they have a small amount of cheese in local delis. You can also find Prom Country Cheese at the Coal Creek and Inverloch community farmer’s markets.

New venture: Burke and Bronwyn Brandon are applying a sheep slant to South Gippsland’s dairy industry.




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A day out in...

Foster has a friendly reputation FOSTER is a bustling place over the summer holidays but all year ’round there’s always something to do. With beautiful Pearl Park in the centre of town,

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Winter activity: if you’re feeling like knitting this winter make sure you stop into Sam’s Patch at Foster. New owner Samantha Rogers has a gorgeous range of wool, patchwork and clothing including mature age and plus size brands.

Soups Pies Coffee Cooked breafast

Pain Stress, Anxiety and Depression Digestive disorders Learning difficulties Low energy levels and so much more .... ....the list is truly endless!


MON TO FRI 6.30-4.30 | SAT 7-2 | SUN 8 - 3

Ando’s A ndo’s Bakery

MB M B Kinesiology Make the Mind-Body Connection

Ph/Fax 5682 2903 28 Main St Foster

Michelle Brewer 0409 437 790

See Sharon for a fabulous range of on trend fashion


Unique: come and see Sharon Lysk at J.A.C.K.L.S Lane, for beautiful evening gowns, custom vintage pieces, hand painted and unique fashion, all at very competitive prices.

For the community: Murray Goulburn Trading at Foster is not just for farmers says Dean Fraser (Foster store manager). Pictured is the huge range of Devondale products for sale at better than supermarket prices and Dean says they stock many other lines for the household as well.


(Practising from O2ptimum Health, Bridge St Foster)


(Formerly Cleasby’s)

Coffee holics bliss: visit Ando’s and Tara Short will make you the perfect coffee using their brand new Exobar machine with the delicious Viva Toscana coffee brand.

Kinesiology provides a natural and effective way to treat:

Warm up this winter at Ando’s

Inc. plus size and custom vintage pieces


Patchwork Wool Haberdashery Clothing for the mature lady

shop and much more. With regular produce and farmers markets, Foster is a great destination for a day trip or on the way to Agnes Falls, Port Albert or Wilsons Promontory. And you can be assured the shop owners will be more than happy to help with your purchases!


Treat your body: Michelle Brewer at MB Kinesiology uses natural therapy including muscle monitoring as a means to communicate directly with your body. This can identify the underlying causes behind your symptoms and treats each person as an individual, based on genetic makeup and life experiences. Come and see Michelle and treat your mind, body and spirit with a range of gentle yet powerful techniques.

a wonderful museum and information centre, Foster is also well serviced in the retail sector with two supermarkets, a hotel, a number of cafes, two bakeries, a nursery, clothing stores, a specialist fruit and vegetable

Brands include: Vivid A. Joy Juliet Kitty Koo



oster F n i p Sho d SAVE 1 anLE TILL JULY 3






24A Main Street foster 5682 1487 MON to FRI 9-5 & Sat 9-1

32-34 Lwr Franklin Road | 5682 2011


“THE STAR”, Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - PAGE 19



Ruby gem up for auction Page 20 Page 26


Due to excellent sales, we require new properties. Please call our office for a genuine market appraisal.


Be pleasantly surprised. 3BR home in close proximity to schools, Rec. reserve & park. Light, cosy lounge with solid fuel heater, kitchen/dining room & new curtains throughout. Delightful cottage gardens to be enjoyed from inside, & outside from sunny wrap around patios or separate BBQ area. Sheds incl. powered workshop, garden & wood sheds. A cosy, private property.


Sole agent



Not a cent to spend. Near new family home with spacious indoor/outdoor living. 2 living areas. Central kitchen/dining/family room with gas log fire. Wellappointed kitchen with breakfast bar, S/S appliances & pantry. 2nd living room with pleasant views.3 good sized BRs. Double garage, large covered BBQ area & garden shed. Handy side access. Easy low maintenance gardens.


Sole agent


KOONWARRA DUMBALK SHEDDING GALORE - FAMILY FRIENDLY HOME SOMETHING SPECIAL 3 BR home on ¾ acre (approx.) Extensive shedding – undercover space for 10 cars, plenty of workshop options , lined sleep-out (complete with bathroom facilities.) Renovated home has 3 living areas: kitchen/meals, separate lounge & 2nd large family room. Circular bitumen drive way, sealed road frontage & manicured gardens. Quiet & peaceful setting, yet right in township.

$385,000 Sole agent

Luxury BV home showcasing quality built craftsmanship. Beautiful residence on 9,900sqm. So many features: massive light-filled open plan living, feature skylight, stainless steel wood heater, chef's kitchen, 3 spacious BRs, huge main with en suite, large double garage, 9x9m shed, manicured gardens, circular driveway for multi vehicle parking, open rural views.“Absolutely sensational.”


Sole agent

5 McCartin Street LEONGATHA

Insight INS2200063

Lindsay Powney 0428 515 103

Robyn Powney 0488 454 547

5662 2220

Web Email

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Forthcoming auction R UBY’S Melinda Homestead is being put up for auction by Landmark-Hardcourts in conjunction with SEJ Real Estate Leongatha.

This 330 acre dairy farm with panoramic views is situated on mainly undulating country located in the magnificent countryside of South Gippsland. The farm offers two residences. Melinda Homestead was first built in 1900 and to this day has many of those unique original features. The home has been partly renovated and comprises three spacious bedrooms with built in robes, formal lounge, renovated country kitchen and family room with a solid wood heater. A large undercover alfresco dining area has been added for an extra entertaining area. A separate manager’s residence

built in the 1960’s with three bedrooms provides additional accommodation. The property is on two titles and is divided into 40 main paddocks, accessed by all weather laneways. The paddocks are watered by dams and header tank reticulated to troughs. The country is 60 per cent red soil and balance grey. The dairy is serviced by a 17 unit swing over system complete with feed system and two milk vats. Alongside the dairy the additional infrastructure comprises as new calf rearing shed, two workshops and one hay shed. The property is located only 10kms from Leongatha and having been in the family for over 40 years this property is now being offered for public auction. A 10 per cent deposit is required and the balance met in 60 days.


270 Ruby Fairbank Road Friday, August 9 Meeting Room 1, Leongatha Mem. Hall Landmark Harcourts and SEJ Real Estate Barry Redmond 0477 622 922 Mark Hullick 0418 575 357 Prior offers considered

STAR RealEstate Real Estate Sales Joy Morgan e: For more information on Advertising in The Star phone Joy on 5662 2294

Real Estate

Available 7 Days

Local people with national connections Real Estate & Livestock South Gippsland Hwy LEONGATHA

5662 4033 SEJ5260426

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - PAGE 21

Servicing South Gippsland with our 4 office network - Leongatha, Mirboo North, Korumburra and Inverloch


31 Turner Street, Leongatha Investors take note

20 Geale Street, Meeniyan Grab a deal in Geale

6 Tobin Street, Stony Creek Private location with a lot to offer

1880 Grand Ridge Road, Trida Bird’s eye view

If you're looking to enter the market into your 1st home or begin your investment portfolio, here's the place for you. Sizeable brick home, BIR's, spacious living area, R/C air con, tiled bathroom, kitchen & meals area.

Spacious home with extensive rural views, verandahs, covered outdoor area, large lounge with OFP, R/C air con, kitchen & dining area, large back yard, carport & shed, handy to schools and shops.

Ideal property for those who need a private location, spacious home on a large block with good shedding. Situated on approx 1/2 acre with room for a pony or sheep, the spacious brick home, a WIR & ensuite. 2 living areas, SFH, R/C A/C & sliding doors onto a covered deck. Small paddock.

Set on 6 Acres with some of the most breath taking views in Gippsland. Huge open family room SFH, R/C air con, 2 living areas, wrap around decking, 2 paddocks watered by a dam and some handy shedding. Situated only 20kms to Leongatha.

$240,000 Sole agent

$245,000 Sole agent

$285,000 Sole agent








Lot 4 Giles Street, Mirboo North Under Construction Now! 24 Horn Street, Leongatha Horn Street Charmer Overlooking the Primary School ovals, with a complete makeover. Gleaming polished boards, fresh paint, new wiring & R/C air con, SFH. Renovated kitchen & bathroom, covered entertaining area. Not a cent to spend here!






Take advantage of this great opportunity to save on stamp duty & secure one of these unique townhouses. Each comprises of 3 bedrooms with BIR's, master with WIR, central bathroom with separate bath & shower. Open plan meals, family & kitchen with s/s appliances. Other features include: TV antenna, clothesline, letterbox, RC air, landscaped front & rear gardens & remote garage with internal access.

Natalie Couper 0428 941 541

Web ID


This immaculately presented home set on 3/4 acre has been Price renovated from top to toe with a recent extension providing a spacious family room. There is a new kitchen, a dining area with magnificent views, a master bedroom with a full wall of built -ins and a renovated ensuite. The second bathroom has also had a makeover Agent & the other 2 bedrooms are both a great size and have built- ins. Outside boasts a lock up shed, a double carport, secure yard and a Web ID huge well sheltered deck, all this just 5 minutes from town.





Partially renovated 3 bedroom home on a massive level 1417m2 block with handy side lane access. New Blackwood kitchen, modern bthrm plus a 2nd toilet off the rumpus room. The lounge features a solid fuel heater, R/C A/C & has been re-plastered along with other rooms in the house.

$195,000 Sole agent



11 Royston Street, Meeniyan Opportunity comes a knockin’


1/7 Allison Street, Leongatha Attention Retirees!



1 $270,000

235 Leongatha North Road, Leongatha North Picture perfect

FROM $310,000 S/A



OPEN FOR INSPECTION Sat, July 27 & Sun, July 28, 11am - 11.30am

This 7 Star Energy rated townhouse is situated in arguably the best retirement location in Leongatha only 250 metres from Safeway, RSL & Cinema 4 complex. North facing aspect, open plan design, two bedrooms & semi-ensuite.






4 89 Parr Street, Leongatha Ultimate modern living

$460,000 Sole agent

Only two years young with sought-after views, space & access to a large shed in the back yard for boats or vans. Dual living areas, study, open plan kitchen, living & dining area with large doors onto Nth facing deck, WI pantry, ducted nat. gas heating, just move in.

Jason Harris 0417 640 079 283527

$425,000 Sole agent





Blocks for first home buyers New land releases from $110,000

$10,000 grants available

OPEN FOR INSPECTION Sunday, July 28, 1pm - 1.30pm

OPEN FOR INSPECTION Sunday, July 28, 12pm - 12.30pm

68 Ogilvy Street, Leongatha The one you’ve been waiting for

Unit 1 & 3/4 Owen Street, Leongatha Superb value for money

870 Clear Creek Valley Road, Mirboo Grazing lifestyle with views

No stone has been left unturned in the presentation of this commanding home located opposite the Primary School. Boasting 4 bedrooms with 2 large living areas and a built in bar, large pergola with outdoor kitchen and manicured gardens.

Secure your own piece of modern living. Ideal for professional people looking for low maintenance, these brand new units are now nearing completion. Walk through bathroom servicing the main bdrm as an ensuite, ducted natural gas heating, S/S appliances.

110 acre grazing property, 8 paddocks, 4 dams, loading race, stock yards, crush, shearing shed, hay shed & good fertilizer history. Neat 3 bed brick home with excellent rural views.


FROM $225,000

$595,000 Sole agent











5662 5800 15 Bair Street, Leongatha

Michael Hanily Jason Harris 0417 640 079 0417 311 756

Christie Nelson 0407 812 904

5668 1300

96 Ridgway, Mirboo North

Natalie Couper 0428 941 541

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Park setting T

HIS is a unique four bedroom home adjoining two acres of beautifully treed parkland. The home has had a recent makeover with the addition of a second living area and master bedroom with walk in robe and ensuite. Freshly painted throughout, the home includes polished floor boards, naturally lit by new aluminium windows, reverse cycle

Corner Subway Investment

Government Regional Office

looks the parklands. The backyard has been nicely landscaped with an in ground pool, blue stone paving and a basketball court. The land is approximately 1012m2 plus 232m2 of government road with rear lane access. For the tradies or grey nomads, there is a 9m x 15m lock up shed with 3m clearance for a large caravan or boat. This is an A Grade location to the schools and shops.


11am – AEST Wednesday 7 August 2013 River Room Crown Casino Southbank Melbourne

Investment Portfolio Auction 78

air conditioning, wood fire and boasting new floor coverings in the kitchen dining area and an updated bathroom. A sizeable step-down lounge features an impressive fish tank which adjoins the formal dining/ second living area and makes a delightful point of difference. There are sliding glass doors from the master bedroom and the living area, leading onto the covered outdoor decking which over-

8 A’Beckett street 1012m2 Stockdale and Leggo Leongatha Mick Hanily 0417311756

IGA Liquor On Large Site


3 Leongatha VIC – 5+5+5 year Lease to largest restaurant chain – 22 store franchisee – Near KFC, McDonalds – 10 car spaces on title – Rent: $31,346 pa*

Leongatha VIC



Leongatha VIC

– 5+3+3 year Lease – Important office servicing Sth Gippsland – Large 1,676m2* land, low 16% site coverage – Rent: $50,965 pa*

– 5+5+5+5 year Lease to top IGA operator – Long established liquor store on 1,167m2* site with 13* car spaces – Rent: $70,545 pa*

Raoul Holderhead 0413 860 304

Peter Dwyer 0428 855 244 Raoul Holderhead 0413 860 304

Raoul Holderhead 0413 860 304


03 9613 0400






LEONGATHA 5662 3523 16 McCartin Street

Zel Svenson 0438 636 290





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• 187 acres in 4 titles, suitable for grazing cattle or sheep • Magnificent views over Cnr Inlet & Wilsons Prom • Renovated 4 bdrm home, centrally located a short drive to Foster

• Heavy carrying highly productive hill country • Capable of carrying 200 cows and calves • 3 stand shearing shed, stockyards, hay & large machinery shed • Four bedroom home in commanding location

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PRICE: $830,000

PRICE: $2850 per acre

PRICE: $315,000

Ideal home or investment property Neat 3 b/r home, near new bthrm Spacious lounge with reverse cycle Secure backyard with dble garage & garden shed

PRICE: $199,000 WEB ID 4588319

WEB ID 3478926

WEB ID 4019709

Near new 3 bdrm home, master with WIR & ensuite Spacious front lounge with reverse cycle Adjoining kitchen, meals & second sitting room Low maintenance backyard with vehicle access & 5x5 lock up shed

KORUMBURRA 5658 1894 105 Commercial St

WEB ID 5492383

Don Olden 0417 805 312 ELD9240404

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A house for all seasons - five acres! W

HETHER it’s spending the summer months relaxing on the deck and soaking in the infinity edge pool, or curling up in front of the wood fired heater during winter, this property is truly one to be enjoyed every day of the year. Featuring a recent award winning pool this property truly encapsulates what lifestyle is all about. Five acres (approx) located down a quiet country lane, yet only 5kms from Mirboo

North’s main street. The generously proportioned brick veneer home offers four large bedrooms and substantial living areas. The main bedroom with ensuite is located at one end of the house, while the three kid’s rooms are at the opposite end. Separating these zones are a formal dining area, library/study, kitchen and a huge open living space which stretches the entire width of the house, and opens out onto the deck featuring a self-

cleaning Vogue Compass Pool. Completely separate from the house there is a fully self contained one bedroom unit - perfect for extra family members or guests. There’s a 9m x 6m shed, plus a three car carport on the end of the house. Oh, and you have to have a go on the adult sized swings. Enhanced, we are told, by a glass of champagne. The acreage is ideal for running a couple of head of cattle/sheep. If you’re ready to escape the everyday, then this property is a must see.

MIRBOO NTH 145 Peters Lane Five acres Alex Scott and Staff Leongatha 5662 0922





GLENYS FOSTER 0477 622 298

BARRY REDMOND 0477 622 292

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Prime commercial BV building 538m2 block with rear access 5 separate rooms, kitchen & bathroom









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22 acres - breathtaking views 6mins from Korumburra Exceptional quality 3 B/R Brick veneer 26 sq home Timber kitchen, formal lounge & billiard room

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A 'masterchef kitchen', butlers pantry & mantelpiece Federation Style, 4 bdrms, 2 bthrms, formal lounge Inspection will delight!


Melinda Homestead 270 Ruby Fairbank Road, RUBY 322 ACRE DAIRY FARM ON TWO TITLES


4 bdrm country homestead beautifully renovated Open plan living, zoned ducted heating/cooling Secure dog run amongst beautiful stand of gum trees



Quality pasture of rye and clover 15 main paddocks with 2 laneways to stockyards Outstanding water supply with 2 permanent creeks

$6200 per acre


Maintained quality 4 bdrm BV family home Features large open plan living/dining/kitchen Corner block, lock up garden shed & undercover area


Prior Offers Considered Terms 10% deposit – Balance 60 days

Landmark Harcourts Barry Redmond SEJ Real Estate Mark Hullick

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Affordable home, attractive investment T HIS deceased estate provides a great opportunity for a multitude of buyers. For first home buyers and families, it is a wonderful stepping stone to get into the market.

stumped and is in sound condition. This property is also a genuine opportunity for investors looking to expand a rental portfolio, or developers looking to build units. Front entry is into the lounge room. Ornate plaster work features on the high ceilings which continue through into the hallway and three bedrooms. A bathroom central to the bedrooms is equipped with an easy walk-in shower and handrails for the disabled. The hot water service has a solar-pack booster. With a sunny northerly aspect, the kitchen/living room

The block of approximately 950m2 has a fully fenced back yard and is in a fantastic location on a quiet no through road, close to a park and within an easy walk to the shops. A school bus service runs close by. While the interior of the house does need painting and some updating, it has been re-

is massive and has parquetry flooring. Gas heaters and a reverse cycle air-conditioner cater for heating and cooling needs. Sliding door access from the living room leads out onto a private decked barbecue area, which is covered in beautiful wisteria and ornamental grapevines. As well as a small lockable garden shed, there is plenty of room in the large back yard to build another good sized shed. Handy drive through side access is available for car and trailer storage. Inspect to appreciate all that is on offer.

Built with quality in mind


ITUATED in one of Leongatha’s premier estates, this quality built home is still sparkling like new. With an appealing façade and interior to match, the property features four bedrooms with a walk in robe and ensuite to the master bedroom, naturally lit north facing living areas, stylish open plan kitchen with stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, double pantry and handy pot drawers. The dining area opens up onto the covered outdoor living area with delightful views.

Both bathrooms boast floor to ceiling tiles and modern furnishings and the laundry has a broom cupboard and additional under-bench cupboards. The property adjoins parkland, has low maintenance colourbond fencing, landscaped gardens and access through the double garage into the back yard and garden shed. The budget minded and environmentally conscious will appreciate the solar/gas hot water and orientation of the residence. This is an ideal home for young families or retirees looking for a modern home on a beautifully level block.

LEONGATHA 23 Parkside Close Stockdale and Leggo Leongatha 5662 5800




19 Trease Street



950m2 (approx) Insight Real Estate 5662 2220

$260,000 1


Andrew Newton 0402 940 320

Alan Steenholdt 0409 423 822

Peter Dwyer 0428 855 244

Carly Roughead 0417 382 979

OPEN SATURDAY, July 27, 11.00am-11.30am



5662 0922 45 Bair Street LEONGATHA

OPEN SATURDAY, July 27, 10.00am-10.30am

OPEN SATURDAY, July 25, 11.45am-12.15pm

OPEN THURSDAY, July 25, 4.30pm-5pm





• Charming 3 br home with formal lounge • U/C outdoor entertaining, L/U garage, 2 carports • Low maintenance - easy living

• 2 bedroom townhouses, central lounge & dining • Fully landscaped-low maintenance gardens • Short walk to Safeway, RSL & CBD

• Fully renovated 2 bdrm + study unit • Spacious living area with split systems A/C • Short walk to shops and medical clinic

• Architectural passive solar design • 4bdrm,2living,2bathroom.Uninterruptedruralviews • Built by renowned local builder

REDUCED TO $299,000

$330,000 each


REDUCED TO $399,000





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

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4 bedroom home Double block Lock-up garage and carport

3 bedroom home Renovated kitchen and bathroom Great vehicle access


Ideal 4 bedroom home 2 living areas, 2 bathrooms Corner block, dual access




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Monthly Dining Guide


Carmie’s Kitchen


FAMILY BISTRO OPEN 7 DAYS NEW winter menu NOW AVAILABLE Thursday Night Schnitzel $17 ‘The original and still the best’ Breakfast every Saturday & Sunday 8.30 - 11.30 am

Eat in takeaway café by the sea


New chef! New menu

CCAPTAIN’S LOUNGE FRIDAY AUGUST 2 Tapas & Music night | from 7pm Featuring Beggs 2 Differ

Come along and try the famous homemade chicken kiev, For the hungry at heart our aussie mixed grill or our slow cooked, succulent pork belly.

Great coffee, gourmet burgers and lots more All homemade cakes and muffins. Everything cooked fresh while you wait


Lots of daily specials

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2 courses - Entree & main OR Main and dessert $14 inc glass of wine, beer or soft drink A’Beckett St INVERLOCH | 5674 1432

Carmie’s Kitchen 144 Marine Parade SAN REMO 3925 Phone: 5678 5589


Business card size 5cm x 2 colums


café pantry home

OPEN 7 DAYS 8am-4pm



45 McCartin Street LEONGATHA 5662 5878



Experienced: Sam Spadaro, left, welcomes Ken Bowen aboard at Paradise Pizza and restaurant, Leongatha.

NEW Chef Ken Bowen

NEW CHEF, NEW MENU Sunday Night $15 Roast Monday Night $15 Parmas Tuesday Night $15 Seafood

Specialising in Seafood, Asian & Italian Cuisine Sample from our winter specials menu

Wonthaggi b Clu Workmen's Winner 2012 oria Clubs Vict b lu Regional C of the Year

Fritto Misto | Chicken & Prawn Fettuccine Garlic Prawn Risotto | Beef Cacciatora Swordfish |Barramundi Linguine with Black Mussels

Open seven days a week Great seasonal menu & daily specials.


75 Graham St, Wonthaggi 5672 1083

FREE function room available



Menu changes weekly


Large family groups catered for | Alfresco deck Coffee lounge |Live entertainment. Fantastic kids playroom | Award-winning wine list

Plus lots more in venue… Bookings: 5672 1007


47 McCartin Street LEONGATHA

5662 2744



Proudly supporting the community


South Gippsland's Leading Entertainment and Dining Venue

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! Bulk packs ! Gourmets Sausages ! Stock pickup/packed/store pickup

90a Ridgway p:5668 1632

MEENIYAN STOCKFEEDS 24 Hanily St, Meeniyan Ph. 5664 7427

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Spraying DR & KA HARDACRE Licensed Chemical Applicator GPS GUIDANCE

Be safe with your spraying this year, get a licensed • Pasture Improvement contractor. • Weed & Insect Control


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Advisory Services

Warm up this winter with ...


We have a COMPLETE RANGE available! Free-standing or in-built, plus a full range of accessories. See Ken or Ron for all your heating requirements. GAS COONARA We can also arrange HEATERS ALSO AVAILABLE installation

Helicopter & Fixed Wings

GENERAL HELICOPTER SERVICE Spraying Vegetables Crops Pasture Blackberries Spot Spraying Thistles


AG contractors

FIXED WING SERVICES Spraying Vegetables Crops Pasture

Liquid Fertilizer Seeding Baiting Fertiliser spreading

Liquid Fertiliser Urea Spreading Urea & super Offering you quality professional applications servicing all your Aerial Application needs Glen Funnell 0419 137 362 or Toll Free 1800 061 995 Danny Rickard 0407 387 918 AIR33320001 e:




26 Hughes Street LEONGATHA Ph: 5662 2692 | Mob: 0418 302 594

South Gippsland Landcare Network “ working with local landholders to help preserve protect and enhance the environment of South Gippsland ” Landholder support services we offer: ? ? ?

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Soil health projects Weed control information and advice Financial assistance with remnant protection, revegetation works, erosion control Friends of Strzelecki Koala - education and on ground works How to join your local Landcare group Whole farm planning

SOUTH GIPPSLAND LANDCARE NETWORK PO Box 419, LEONGATHA 3953 Phone: 03 5662 5759 Fax: 5662 5569 Email: Website:

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - PAGE 27

Stock Agent

Pasture Increasing Winter Pasture Growth Direct to you - saving you money - Over 80 trials conducted with average response over 500kg Dry Matter per HA application - No grazing withholding period: Organic product - Economic option to grow extra feed - Suitable for all stock types - beef, dairy and prime lamb





South Gippsland Hwy LEONGATHA Phone: 5662 4033



Head Office 03 5659 2314 | 0437 512 015



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A/H Kevin Smith 5664 5463 82 - 84 Yarragon Road, LEONGATHA 5662 4044

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Bobcat & Tipper Hire 5 tonne excavator with auger Site levelling and clean-ups Driveways Farm tracks

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5, 8, 13, 20, 25, 30 ton Excavators D6 & D7 Bulldozers & GPS Tip Trucks Bobcat Scrapper

Agricultural, Domestic & Commercial works Site cutting, tree clearing, Demolition, Dam Construction etc.

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Smiles all round as SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council gave $136,840 towards community projects at last Wednesday’s community grants presentation evening. Round two of the grants program funded such projects as a ride-on lawn mower at the Nyora Recreation Reserve, a drive-in movie pool party at Mirboo North and the Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival.

Fifteen groups applied for funding from the new small equipment grants category and six were successful. Applications for funding in the first round of 2013-14 close on August 30. The presentation ceremony was held in the council chambers, Leongatha. Grant recipients were: • Poowong Historical Group, $3000 to replace fence at Poowong Pioneer Chapel; • Poowong Recreation Reserve,

• Cr Lorraine Brunt and Stephen Halliday from the Poowong Historical Group.

$1975 towards Poowong Recreation Reserve master plan; • Poowong Public Hall, $7000 to refurbish toilets/change room; • Nyora Recreation Reserve, $5000 towards new ride-on lawn mower; • Korumburra City Soccer Club, $4900, removable goal posts; • South Gippsland Shire Brass Band, $1000 towards learners instruments; • South Coast Active Communities, $1500, Connect Local Communities to

be Active; • Meeniyan Tourism and Traders Association, $2000, Meeniyan on Fire Street Festival; • Meeniyan Recreation Reserve, $4250, mower; • Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival, $5000, festival costs; • Fish Creek Bowls Club, $10,000, refurbishment of men’s toilet; • South Gippsland Tourist Railway, $10,000, Korumburra track, signage

• Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks (centre) with Fish Creek Bowls Club’s Bob Constantine (left) and Duillo Stefani.

and pedestrian underpass upgrade; • South Gippsland Singers, $1000, Music for the 21st Century; • South Gippsland Bridge Club, $1000, annual congress; • Tarwin Valley Campdraft Club, p $10,000, functions building; • Leongatha Recreation Reserve Committee, $8700, enlargement of storage dams for irrigation of reserve; • Leongatha Town Cricket Club, $10,000, drainage and turf wicket;

• Cr Don Hill and Mirboo North Swimming Pool’s Judy Potter and Mary Baker.

• Cr Jim Fawcett and Anne Westaway, Leongatha Junior Football Club.

• mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy and Beach and River Business Association’s Kerry Murrell and Lee Harrison.

• Above, Cr Jim Fawcett and Frank Dekker, Leongatha Recreation Reserve.

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Genre: Action/Adventure/Fantasy Starring: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee and Tao Okamoto.

In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-ordeath battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.

Jump onto the Stadium 4 website for more information!

• Cr Don Hill (centre) and Eric Hill (Cr Hill’s father, left) and Max Wood of Leongatha Men’s Shed.

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council gives cash • Leongatha Men’s Shed, $3200, carpentry tools; • Mirboo North Golf Club, $2750, upgrade of rough cutter; • Mirboo North Swimming Pool, $1000, drive-in movie and pool party; • Mirboo Recreation Reseve, $3500, installation of a sink; • Leongatha Junior Football Club, $2560, purchase of two new stretchers;

• Leongatha Court House Committee, $1000, new chairs; • Foster Cricket Club, $2500, new mower; • Foster Showgrounds Committee, $3500, upgrade to Robbie Allen Pavilion; • Toora and District Progress Association, $10,000, Toora Community Hub and Gippsland Dairy Museum feasibility study; • Welshpool and District Advi-

sory Group, $9000, business plan for Welshpool Community Opportunity Shop and Nursery; • Friends of Agnes Falls, $7425, reserve economic analysis study; • Waratah Bay Community Association, $9240, Waratah Bay Strategic Foreshore Plan; • Stockyard Gallery at Foster, $1900, replace laptop and update software;

• Beach and River Business Association, $3000, Inspirations by the Bay art, photography and craft show; • Tarwin Lower Mechanics Institute, $2500, installation of a 27,900 litre polypropylene water tank; and • Tarwin Lower Recreation Reserve, $6600, reserve master plan. More photos online at www.

• Right, Cr Bob Newton and Lionel Wood, Jen Holm and Lyn Drury, South Gippsland Singers.

• Below right, mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy and Tarwin Lower Recreation Reserve president Jenny O’Sullivan.

• Cr Jeanette Harding and Tony Vanin, Foster Cricket Club.


• Below, Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks (left) with Tarwin Valley Campdraft Club’s Heather Walker and Ian Wise.



The last of the celeriac recipes. I do hope that lots of you have ventured into cooking celeriac and have been enjoying the flavours, perhaps incorporating other things and doing your own recipes.

ROAST CELERIAC WITH FENNEL AND BLACK OLIVES 2 bulbs of celeriac 1 fennel bulb extra virgin olive oil salt and cracked pepper ½ cup of chopped black olives 3 tbsp of balsamic vinegar Peel 2 bulbs of celeriac and cut into thickish wedges. Trim the tops and base of the fennel, wash and cut into 8 wedges. Place in a baking dish and toss with 2-3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, salt and cracked pepper. Roast in a preheated 200C oven for 25-30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes until the vegetables are tender and browned. Mix the olives with 3 tbsp of balsamic vinegar and 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil. Toss the vegetables in the dressing and serve.

• Cr Bob Newton and Darryl Hunt, South Gippsland Shire Brass Band and Leongatha Court House.

• Cr Bob Newton and Marty Thomas and Glenys Foster, Meeniyan Tourism and Traders Association.

Optional - add a few of the fennel tops, thinly sliced for some nice colour and extra tang.

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Melbourne Cup heads to Island PHILLIP Island’s Cape Woolamai will welcome the $175,000 18-carat gold Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy as part of the nationwide iconic three month 2013 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour. The tour started this month and will finish in October. Victorian Racing Club chairman Michael Burn said the tour’s longevity was a testament to the place the 152 year old Melbourne Cup plays in Australian culture. “This year we received a record amount of tender applications across Australia and New Zealand and the Victoria Racing Club congratulates the successful destinations for their efforts,” he said. Phillip Island resident Ann Jeffery-Warren, proud descendent of Captain John Cleeland, owner of Wollomai, winner of the Melbourne Cup in 1875, is thrilled her application was successful. She cited her family connections to the Melbourne Cup and the fact Wollomai was born and bred on Phillip Island. Wollomai was the first horse ever to win the con-

verted trophy on a Tuesday and has the honour of ushering in the long tradition of ‘First Tuesday in November’. Talking with The Star last Wednesday at the Woolamai surf beach, Ann and cousin Mike Cleeland, great grandson of Captain Cleeland, gazed out across the vast stretch of coastline. They agreed how appropriate it was to be standing there, as it was on these local beaches Wollomai trained and on a track around west Woolamai. Captain Cleeland took up 7000 acres at Cape Woolamai in the 1850s. Born in Ireland in 1826, he came to Victoria with his parents in 1840. By 1850 he was at sea in his schooner, the Harriet that he used for trading in the South Pacific. Mike believes he shipped timber from here to the gold mines in America and then backed loaded his vessel with oranges. Retiring from the sea in 1857, he leased the Albion Hotel in Bourke Street, Melbourne from the first Lord Mayor of Melbourne. He bought the hotel in 1859 and kept the business until 1881. The Albion was the starting point for all Cobb and Co coach stage routes

into the country. Perhaps it was his sea going experience which led him to extend hospitality to Lt. James Waddell of the Confederate raider, the Shenandoah, when she visited Melbourne in 1865. A keen racing man, Captain Cleeland raced good gallopers in the confederate colours, grey and gold, which he used as his racing colours. Success came with the aptly named Shenandoah, a grey mare and winner of the Australian Cup. This horse could have won the Melbourne Cup after placing third to Glencoe in 1868, had she not broken her neck after she bolted. Captain Cleeland’s next big winner didn’t come until Wollomai in 1875 and it is fair to say the six year old horse, bred by the McCaffey family on Phillip Island and later sold to Captain Cleeland, wasn’t given much hope. It was an epic journey for Woolamai to get to Melbourne. Even after its swim across the channel from Newhaven to San Remo, it was a three to four day walk to Brighton where the horse was stabled. Mike said Wollomai had a few warm up races

Cup celebration: Ann Jeffery Warren and Mike Cleeland look forward to a big community celebration when the Melbourne Cup Tour comes to Cape Woolamai on October 24. in Melbourne leading into the Cup, including the St Leger in 1873 where he placed third . Captain Cleeland had high hopes even though the 70,000 strong crowd at Flemington that day thought the horse ‘too fat’ and not too many had backed it. The horse started at 16/1 odds for the Cup and Ann believes her great, great grandfather actually got 25/1. When his champion was first past

the post in three minutes, 38 seconds for the two mile race, he pocketed some 22,000 pounds. “That was a lot of money in those days,” Ann laughed. After he sold the hotel, Captain Cleeland retired to Woolamai House on Phillip Island where he ran sheep, bred Shetland ponies, racehorses and at one stage bred Angora goats, according to Ann. He is survived by

many relatives, many of whom still live and work on Phillip Island. Since 1982 Woolamai House has been used as a holiday home by the current owners, the Grollo family. Ann thought it would be appropriate to host the Phillip Island Cup tour at Wollamai House and with the help of local Alex Scott Real Estate agent Greg Price, the Grollo family was contacted. They were delighted

to open their property for this prestigious event to be held on Thursday, October 24, following the Melbourne Cup tour event in Wonthaggi on Wednesday, October 23. The event will be for the community to enjoy and ideas already include a traditional garden party complete with fashions on the field. The Cup will be accompanied by famed Cup personalities and racing legends.

Newhaven’s Middle School on track

NEWHAVEN College’s new Middle School is on schedule for completion this year and will open in 2014. The view of the school

from Phillip Island Tourist Road only offers passers by a small glimpse of the massive building that covers 3600 square metres, equivalent to almost three times the size of the existing Junior School.

With the roof on and external cladding and windows in progress, closer inspection of the building reveals spacious classrooms, an art room, a science lab, a Student Health Centre, staff facilities and

From pages past Historical snippets from The Star 30 years ago July 26, 1983 RUSSELL Hinds is the undisputed king of the Knox’s Quarry hill climb and for many years, has been the man to beat. Three time winner of the title, Russell was the only rider to make it over the top this year, though it was close. It was a clean sweep for the Knights mechanic as he took out the 500cc class and the ag bike sections.

10 years ago July 22, 2003 THE members of the public gallery gasped audibly last Wednesday at

a South Gippsland Shire Council briefing session when the first official pictures went up of the Bald Hills area “after wind turbines”. Even from a distance of two kilometres, the prominent dome shaped hill near Tarwin Lower looked like an over-stuck pincushion.

5 years ago July 22, 2008 THE South Gippsland Citizen’s Advice Bureau celebrated its 30th birthday last week at the Dakers Centre with a reunion of founding members. The party was attended by a big crowd with speeches by founding

members Tina Bons and Lesley Welch, Margaret Gwyther, Mary Pickersgill, Shirley Reeves and Maureen Sivyer.

1 year ago July 24, 2012 SOUTH Gippsland will be getting its fair share of Olympic action from this Saturday, when four athletes from the region go for gold in London. Leongatha’s Kaila McKnight, former Inverloch man Drew Ginn, Cameron McKenzie-McHarg formerly of Leongatha and Mirboo North’s Belinda Snell will be competing throughout the games.

the enormous indoor multipurpose area that will be fitted with state of the art visual technology. The clever positioning of the Middle School alongside the Junior School has created a sep-

arate learning environment for years 5 to 8 students, but will allow for integrated activities and cross-age experiences for students from Prep right through to Year 9. College principal Gea

Above, Modern facility: Newhaven College’s Middle School will flow on seamlessly from the existing Junior School (left). Below, Up high: an aerial view of the new Middle School reveals the true size of the project and its relationship to the Junior School (left).

Lovell is thrilled with the progress. She has successfully introduced the Middle School structure in her two previous positions at The Knox School and Wesley College and is a firm believer in the Middle School philosophy, the most important function of which is to address the specific developmental needs of students. “The 10 to 15 year olds who typically comprise our Year 5 to 9 students form a distinct developmental group,” she said. “They are going through the adolescent phase. As we all know, it is a period of rapid, uneven and complex development, physically, cognitively, socially and emotionally. “This group of students needs are complex, and it

has been shown through much research traditional primary and secondary structures are inappropriate for today’s students. “I am so pleased that for sound educational and pastoral reasons, Newhaven College is moving to a three school sub-structure.” Mrs Lovell and Head of Middle School, Jane McGillivray, invite you to meet them and discover what Middle School can offer your child in 2014 at one of two public Year 7 information evenings. The first is at 7pm on Thursday, July 25, at Newhaven College Junior School, 1770 Phillip Island Tourist Road, Sunset Strip. The second is at 7pm on Tuesday, July 30, at the Inverloch Community Hub, 16 A’Beckett Street, Inverloch.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - PAGE 31

A regional partnership with the TAC and the Victorian Government.

Give mobiles the boot

By Jacob de Kunder

POLICE and the TAC are urging drivers to remove the temptation of mobile phones. While the TAC’s campaign Blind comes back on to TV screens, billboards and online, the Bass Coast Highway Patrol told The Star the rates of mobile phone usage by drivers were high. “Locally between January and May we’ve given out about 107 tickets to people for mobile phone usage,” Sergeant Jason Hullick said. “People might not think that’s a lot but most of that is during the day because it’s hard to pick people on their phones in the night. “I would say that it is a lot of phone use and too much in our eyes.” Sgt Hullick believed the actual rate of offending could be higher. “We see it a lot. Mind you we see more than what we give out because unless we are really certain they are on the phone we are not going to give them a ticket,” he said. “We see people on the phone but when they see us in the marked car, they drop the phone and start scratching their ear or something. “We know they were on the phone but there is not much we can do about it.” Sgt Hullick said there had been accidents involving suspected mobile phone use. “This is the problem. No one is going to admit they have run off the road or had a collision because they are on the phone because they know straight away they are going to be in strife,” he said. “If we have a serious collision we

will consider getting the phone downloaded if we suspect the mobile phone was part of the problem.” Texting, browsing the internet and Facebooking on phones while driving has made things even more dangerous on the road, Sgt Hullick said. “The problem these days is people are not only talking on their phones but texting and looking on Google at the maps,” he said. “You see people doing it when the drive around. You might not see their phone but you can see them looking down at something, straight away my instinct tells me they are on the phone. “This is probably the worst of the two evils, because they are looking down and their concentration is not out the window any more it’s on their phone.” Just holding your phone, using it or not, while driving can be deemed using it under the law and can result in a fine. “If we can see or prove you had the phone in your hand, then you are classed as using the phone regardless of what you are doing with it,” Sgt Hullick said. The fine for using a phone while driving is $289 and three demerit points. Police advise motorist to use a hands-free or Bluetooth kit. TAC CEO Janet Dore is asking all drivers to resist temptation of using their phones while driving by taking it out of the equation. “I challenge all Victorians to put the phone in the back seat or even in the boot, where you won’t hear it and can’t use it while you drive,” she said. “See if it makes a difference and whether you can influence your friends and family to do the same.”

No go: Senior Constable Paul Malouf of the Bass Coast Highway Patrol and his team will fine drivers if they catch them using their mobile phone while driving.


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Eisteddfod to dazzle

THE Great Southern Star Eisteddfod is set to be the biggest and best yet.

With a huge amount of entries and some super talent ready to burn up the stage, the fourth annual event is guaranteed to dazzle. Eisteddfod president Tanya Bolam said the lead up to this year’s been event had been “fantastic”. “Leongatha people have been really supportive of our event. We’ve had a record amount of entries again this year,” she said. Tanya, who has been involved from the events inception, said it had been wonderful to watch it grow. “The community has been wonderful again and it’s been great to see the local schools get onboard even more,” she

said. “Anybody’s welcome to come along and watch the acts at any time. There’s some pretty amazing talent out there. It’s really incredible, and they range from young to more mature. But their love of dance just overrides everything.” Aside from the pure spectacle, Tanya said the most satisfying aspect of the eisteddfod was seeing the friendships develop between performers. “That’s really a beautiful thing to watch,” she said. When The Star spoke to Tanya she had just touched down in Brisbane, where her daughters Morgan and Claudia were about to compete for a dance scholarship, after finishing amongst the top juniors in Victoria. The eisteddfod runs from August 9 to 11 at Mesley Hall in Leongatha.

Everybody dance now: the Lisa Pellin Dancers are ready to strut their stuff at The Great Southern Star Eisteddfod in Leongatha.

Everybody dance now THE Lisa Pellin Dancers competed at the Morwell Festival of Dance, in the first week of the school holidays. Dancing queens: some of the eisteddfod dancers from 2012. This year’s is set to be bigger and better than ever.

Milpara Community House news TERM Three has commenced with a rush and it is pleasing to see enrolments coming in for the variety of courses being offered in this term’s program. If you haven’t received your copy yet, please give us a call and we will arrange for you to go on our mailing list or we will be able to direct you to our website where you will be able to find the program. This is also where you can download enrolment forms for the courses and classes being offered. Some of our regular, ongoing classes such as Mahjong and Beading Techniques have already commenced and it is great to see the numbers building in these classes. Noelle Walker has so much to offer for people interested in learning. Painting and Drawing classes with Bob Hickman have continued on again from last term and there is some amazing work being achieved with Bob’s professional guidance. Congratulations to all of the participants for what you have completed, and welcome to the new students who have come along to build their craft. Creative Writing has also got underway with our regular tutor returned from her travels abroad. We thank Liat Kirby-Nagar for stepping into the tutor role while Kerry was on leave and I am certain that all of the creative writers enjoyed what Liat had to offer. It is important to remember if we do not have sufficient enrolments for a class one week prior to its scheduled date to run, we have little option but to cancel it as the house cannot cover the costs of the instructors and tutors if we

don’t have the numbers. So, if you are thinking of enrolling in a class, please don’t leave it until the last minute to let us know, call us now. Ok, so what is coming up on our program that may be of interest to you? Digital Photography is on Wednesday, July 31 and Wednesday, August 7, 11am to 2pm. Photography is on Wednesday, August 14 and Wednesday, August 21, 11am to 2pm. Quickbooks is on Fridays, August 9 to 30, 9.30am to 3.30pm. MYOB AccountRight is held Mondays, August 5 to September 16, 6.30pm-9.30pm. Flower Arranging is held Sundays, fortnightly from July 28 to September 8, 12.30pm to 3.30pm. One information session of particular importance at this time is Take Control of Your Tax: What you need to know to meet your tax obligations but were afraid to ask. A friendly field officer will be on hand to provide the information at the session to be held on Wednesday, August 21, 10am to 2pm. And finally, do you have an interest in gardening? Milpara is investigating the possibility of building a children’s garden on site at the house, and we are seeking people from the community who may be interested in guiding this project. Please call us and we will arrange a time to meet to talk about the possibilities. For information about any of the classes or courses offered at Milpara, please call Sandra or Jenni on 5655 2524, or call into the house, 21 Shellcott’s Road, Korumburra.

And what a week it was. “The students performed in a range of solos, duos and troupes, with outstanding results,” Lisa said. “They’ve been preparing and working hard since the beginning of the year and all their dedication has paid off. “Students found success in the Jazz, Tap and Classical Championships in various age groups. Three students were age group aggregate champions and

many troupes placed during the weeklong competition.” Lisa said while the obvious success of her dancers was worth celebrating, “nothing compares to the smiles, enjoyment and friendships these students get being a part of the competitions”. “It was a joy to watch the first time students taking in the experience and loving every minute of their time on stage,” she said. They all had the biggest smiles on their faces. “While the placings were a bonus, it was all about the fun.” The dancers will again be on

Right, MADELYNE Coad was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on June 11 to Kelly Stephenson and Daniel Coad of Wonthaggi. Madelyne is a baby sister to Jayden, 4, Taison, 3, and Elizabeth, 2. Below right, PEYTON Ellie Campbell was born on July 8 at Leongatha Memorial Hospital. She is the first child for Stuart and Brogan of Leongatha. Below, ELIJAH Mark Berry was born on July 10 at Leongatha Memorial Hospital. He is the first child for Brandon and Zara of Leongatha.

stage next month, performing at the Great Southern Star Eisteddfod in Leongatha. “I try to give everyone in the dance classes, be they recreational or advanced, the opportunity to perform at the eisteddfod, as it’s such a great experience,” Lisa said. “I’m thankful we have organisations like The Star willing to be the major sponsor and other local individuals and businesses willing to support this great event. “It has become a key event on the South Gippsland arts calendar, with dancers coming from all over Victoria to perform.”

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Dancing for diabetes A FUN loving crowd supported the annual diabetic charity ball held at Inverloch Community Hub recently. The event is driven by the Beauglehall family of Inverloch, in recognition of the support the Royal Children’s Hospital gave to their diabetic daughter Carla Poletti. The ball raises funds for the hospital’s diabetic unit.

Love their ball: members of the Beauglehall/Poletti family, the people behind the ball. From left: Brett, Ross, Laura and Kerrie Beauglehall, and Paul, Nate and Carla Poletti.

Left, Glamorous pair: Bree Curphy and Laura Beauglehall in dancing mode. Right, Party time: Heather, Don and Meagan Atkins soak up the ball atmosphere.

THE Serenade at Sunset concert will return to the Waterline community, after being held at Churchill Island last year. The decision was made by the recently elected Bass Music Festival Committee responsible for staging the concert. The committee is president Kirk Skinner, vice president Jean Coffey, secretary Veronica Dowman and treasurer Barry Hutton. The two ordinary commit-

tee members are Christine Hutton and Helen Zervopoulos. The new committee unanimously agreed to bring the Serenade at Sunset event back to the Waterline area which encompases The Gurdies, Corinet Bay, Corinella and Grantville, after it was held at beautiful Churchill Island last year. Pinehaven Manor in Tenby Point, where Serenade at Sunset was held for two consecutive years, was recently sold so a new

venue in the Waterline area had to be found. After careful consideration of a number of venues, the committee unanimously agreed that the event should be held at the lofty Gurdies Winery in St Helliers Road, The Gurdies. The winery is owned by Dick Wettenhall who is delighted his venue was chosen to host the event. Ms Dowman proposed the idea of such an event to be held in her shire while she was mayor. She is pleased the concert will

be held where it was first showcased. “We have learned so much from running the three previous events that we intend to apply this knowledge to make the 2014 event bigger, more streamlined, more professional and even more entertaining,” she said. Committee members are grateful to have the professional musical expertise of Woolamai resident Kirk Skinner. He has worked as a musical director both nation-

Fresh faces: the new Serenade at Sunset committee. Back, from left: Veronica Dowman, Barry Hutton, Christine Hutton and Kirk Skinner. Front: Helen Zervopoulos and Jean Coffey.

ally and internationally and has many contacts within the music industry. He studied conducting at Covent Garden and music performance at the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently teaching music at Newhaven College. Kirk’s extensive experience in the music circuits brings a wealth of knowledge to the committee. His invaluable contact base will be used to ensure the committee put on a first class show. Negotiations are currently under way to contract some big names in the music industry and if they are secured, they will be a great draw card. “If we manage to secure performers who are known nationally, we will attract people well outside of the area,”Kirk said. The much loved rising stars category which showcases local young talent, will continue to be an integral part of the annual event. Once the headline act has been signed up, the format and program finalised and the sponsors secured, publicity and promotion will begin in earnest. If you wish to be a sponsor of the event or have any other enquires, you can contact Veronica Dowman on 0402 168 161.

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Prices firm across yarding THERE were approximately 750 steers and bullocks, 600 cows, 70 bulls and 250 young cattle penned.

The next sale draw - July 24 & 25: 1. Rodwells, 2. Landmark, 3. Elders, 4. SEJ, 5. David Phelan, 6. Alex Scott.

Wednesday, July 17 615kg 555kg 553kg 582kg 589kg 720kg

200.0 197.0 196.0 194.0 193.6 193.2

$1230 $1093 $1083 $1129 $1139 $1392

STEERS 9 Gunyah Downs, Kardella South 17 C.T. Ferguson, Longford 1 D.S. McIntosh, Seaview 6 Nuntin Pines, Stratford 3 B. & B. Hollonds, Sale 15 Sugarloaf Nominees, Bass

545kg 524kg 470kg 526kg 518kg 537kg

197.0 197.0 195.0 195.0 194.0 193.0

$1074 $1033 $916 $1027 $1005 $1036

COWS 1 M.E. Pretty, Binginwarri 1 S. & R. Cameron, Bena 9 D. Macleod, Welshpool 7 Lloyd Hengstberger, Dumbalk 7 Melaleuca Pastoral, Meeniyan 1 Bland Dairies, Foster

625kg 760kg 625kg 496kg 571kg 775kg

158.0 $987 158.0 $1200 157.6 $985 157.2 $780 156.0 $891 155.2 $1202

HEIFERS 1 Sheers Bros. Mirboo North 1 K.G. & W.A. Marshall, Glengarry 14 G. & S. Couper, Dumbalk 7 C.D. McIndoe, Leongatha 7 A.G. Briffa, Yinnar 1 D. Encel, Wonga Wonga

385kg 480kg 375kg 453kg 535kg 610kg

185.0 $712 185.0 $888 185.0 $694 182.0 $824 178.0 $952 177.2 $1080

BULLS 1 P.S., J.M. & L.J. Sykes, Gelantipy 1 N.D. & J. Buckland, Fish Creek 1 Gunyah Downs, Kardella South 1 B.R. Beattie Family, Nerrena 1 R. & D. Knight, Glengarry 1 D.D. & K.L. Belcher, Woodside

930kg 815kg 900kg 745kg 870kg 835kg

162.0 161.6 161.6 159.6 158.6 156.0

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WITH FINE PARTICLE FERTILISER, THE FUTURE OF NITROGEN APPLICATION IS HERE TODAY. Nhance is a fine particle fertiliser that when applied, provides the plant with tiny droplets of urea (or sulphate of ammonia when used), which can be assimilated across the plant leaf quite rapidly. With fine particle application Gibsons Groundspread has the ability to apply solid and Liquid Fertilisers all in one pass, as well as Gibberellic Acid and Chemicals so you can now grow grass and control weeds all in the one application.

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Spreading urea at 100kg/ha would typically cost around $65 per Ha and you are likely to grow around 400kg of dry matter from the application. This equates to a cost of 16¢ per kg of dry matter grown or $160 per tonne of grass. By applying GrowMax the typical cost would be around $69 per ha and you would expect to grow 690kg of dry matter from the application. This equates to a cost of 10¢ per kg of dry matter grown or $100 per tonne of grass. This is a saving of 60%.

Vaccinate against virus By Sarah Vella VACCINATION is the single most effective way of reducing the risk of Hendra virus infection in horses. The reported mortality rate in infected horses is greater than 70 per cent and as of June 2012, four of the seven people known to have been infected have died. Dr Craig Stalker from the Tarwin Veterinary Group said vaccination is the only tool to fight the disease at this stage, other than careful management. “The mortality rate in horses is probably 100 per cent as horses that have not died from Hendra have been euthanised. Also human survivors of Hendra have life changing side effects,” he said. “The Hendra virus is carried and maintained within the fruit bat population throughout most of coastal Australia and does not cause any symptoms in the carrier bats. “These carrier bats shed the virus in bodily fluids including faeces, urine, saliva, placenta and blood. “These bodily fluids can contaminate feed, pasture and water, which are then ingested by horses which can then contract the virus and the disease. “Infected horses can then pass the virus and dis-

ease onto humans via their bodily secretions which can cause disease or death.” Dr Stalker said these contaminated secretions can enter humans via contact with cuts or grazes on skin or mucous membranes. So far, the disease has only been reported in Queensland and New South Wales, however bat populations in Victoria have tested seropositive for the virus. Dr Stalker said even if they had not tested positive, bats can travel hundreds of kilometres and easily spread the virus to a new colony not yet exposed. In November 2012, a vaccine was released to help reduce the risk of Hendra virus infection in horses. “It is a great vaccine and is the only tool we have to fight the disease at this stage, other than management of horses,” Dr Stalker said. “Keeping horses, feed buckets and water sources away from bat populations is also important. Fencing off grass areas under trees that may have bats and maintaining good hygiene will help reduce the risk. “But vaccination is the best way by far.” Dr Stalker said the vaccination course requires two shots 21 to 42 days apart followed by a third shot six months later.





$1506 $1317 $1454 $1189 $1379 $1302

Prevention: vets Dr Laura Thorbecke and Dr Craig Stalker recommend all horses be vaccinated against Hendra virus.




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“The onset of best immunity occurs three weeks after the second shot,” he said. “Single six monthly boosters after this are required at this stage but research is still ongoing and this could be pushed out to yearly boosters as the study goes on.” Horses require microchipping when the first shot is given so vets can keep a track of which horses have had the vaccine in the case of an outbreak, and if there is a suspected case. “Another reason for microchipping is the vaccine has been rushed into public use and for this to happen the authorities require all animals vaccinated receive a microchip so all doses can be traced,” Dr Stalker said. Until the end of July, the drug company that produces the vaccine has offered to provide the second vaccine free of charge, which the Tarwin Veterinary Group has passed on to its clients. “We have also heavily discounted our fees to administer the vaccine and microchip to give a great deal to clients wishing to vaccinate against this horrible disease,” Dr Stalker said. “Therefore the cost after July for the course will be considerably more, so get in quick. Our cost if done before the end of July is $160 per horse for the two doses and a microchip. “If the horse isn’t brought in to the clinic, it is $180 plus travel.”


BULLOCKS 1 I.H. & M.N. Jones, Pearcedale 4 Gunyah Downs, Kardella South 7 C.T. Ferguson, Longford 7 B. & A. Hollonds, Sale 12 M. Butta, Mirboo 21 O’Loughlin Bros. Meeniyan



A reduced field of buyers attended a mixed market. The young cattle contained a large proportion of secondary and plainer drafts but a larger selection was on offer. The limited selection of good trade cattle sold to firm demand, while the grown steers and bullocks were mixed in quality selling a little easier on most. Heavy three score crossbred manufacturing steers sold firm along with the light weight Friesians, while the heavy weights lifted 5c/kg. Competition for cows increased again with prices improving up to 8c and heavy Friesians reaching 315c/ kg carcass weight. The larger offering of bulls sold to firm demand. A limited selection of yearling trade steers sold firm from 191c to 197c/kg. Most yearling grass heifers made between 160c and 185c/kg holding firm. C muscle grown steers sold between 192c and 195c holding firm, with the secondary D muscle lines between 177c and 191c slipping 4c/kg. C muscle bullocks made from 188c to 193c slipping 4c, with the secondary D muscle lines from 174c to 192c slipping 2c/kg. Most grown heifers sold from 160c to 177c holding firm on the heavy weights and improving 4c/ kg on the light weights. Heavy weight three score crossbred manufacturing steers made between 160c and 187c, with the Friesian portion between 148c and 162c lifting 5c/kg. Light weight dairy cows made from 102c to 137c lifting 3c/kg on most sales. Heavy weight dairy cows sold from 118c to 150c after a top of 155c, holding firm to 4c/kg dearer. Light weight beef cows made between 118c and 152c lifting 2c to 8c/kg. Heavy weight beef cows sold between 136c and 158c lifting 3c to 7c/kg. Heavy weight bulls sold firm from 120c to 162c/kg.

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Know their stuff: from left, Troy Underwood, Andrew Clark, Adrian Nutall, Patrick Byrne and Grant Hutchins from Olam were on hand to talk with wool growers on Wednesday night.

Wool growers hear the latest WOOL growers from around South Gippsland converged on the Leongatha Football Club rooms on Wednesday night. Around 10 growers received first hand information and knowledge from

experts from Olam, an agricultural supply chain manager specialising in wool. Growers from Yarram, Leongatha, Thorpdale and everywhere in between tuned in for the intimate discussion with brokerage manager Patrick Byrne

and commodity analyst Grant Hutchins. Mr Byrne was happy with the response from the South Gippsland wool community. “A lot of the growers there asked a lot of questions and got plenty out of it,” he said.

Fonterra lifts returns FONTERRA Australia last week announced a step-up of eight cents per kilogram of butterfat and 20 cents per kilogram of protein for the 2013-14 season for suppliers in Victoria. Judith Swales, managing director of Fonterra Australia, said, “We know it is tough going for many farmers right now, so I am pleased we can convert improved market conditions into returns on-farm. “It is an essential part of our promise to work with suppliers to ensure their farms are robust, sustainable and produce solid returns over time.” The step-up was made possible as the dollar has continued to soften and global dairy commodity prices have stabilised since Fonterra Australia first announced its 2013-14 season opening price last month. “Our 2013-14 farm gate pricing still carries no catches or conditions, beyond supplying us high-quality milk. Our outlook for the season is strong and we hope

this step-up allows suppliers to plan for, and invest in, their farm business with the same level of confidence we have as we enter the 2013-14 season.” Fonterra Australia’s forecast, average full-year milk price for the 2013-14 season remains $6 per kilogram of milk solids (kg/MS), plus or minus 10 cents. Given the challenging conditions many farmers continue to face, Fonterra Australia also continues to offer all suppliers interest-free advances. “Our goal is to have the most competitive and sustainable dairy supply chain in Australia. We know delivering on this goal starts with the profitability of our suppliers and that’s why we are working hard to get suppliers cash when it counts and to make sure our support services help improve farm profitability,” Ms Swales said. Individual supplier’s milk prices will vary across Fonterra’s supply regions, depending on the individual farm’s milk profile, pricing options, regional production factors, milk quality, and farm management systems.

Nutrition key to lambing SHEEP farmers are being reminded to pay close attention to the nutritional wellbeing of their livestock to prevent losing lambs this winter. Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) district veterinary officer Dr Robert Suter said lamb numbers may decline if ewes were not in good condition by the time they’re ready for lambing. “Poor ewe nutrition during the late stages of pregnancy will result in low birth weights of lambs, which directly impacts their survival rate, as well as increasing the risk of ewe mortality, particularly if the ewe is carrying twins or triplets,” Dr Suter said. “This means nutrition has a great deal more influence on lamb birth weight during the later stages of pregnancy than early and mid-stages, as most of the lamb’s development occurs in the last 50 days of gestation.” Dr Suter said farmers with poor food supplies this winter will need to consider the use of supplementary food sources. “Ewes approaching lambing require more than 1500 kilograms of available feed to offer per hectare. Any less than this and farmers will need to provide a supplementary source of energy such as good quality hay and cereal

grain,” he said. “Providing cereal grains or changing the current type will need to be done slowly to allow the ewes stomach to adapt and prevent grain poisoning. “Farmers should seek advice from a nutritionist or veterinarian to calculate how much grain will be needed and how to introduce it to their livestock safely.” To help ensure ewes are in good condition for lambing, Dr Suter said that it was worth considering the following: • the class and condition of the sheep including their body condition score; • the feed available will meet the peak demands required three weeks after lambing; • the supplemental feeding required for ewes and newborn lambs; • identify twin mothers using pregnancy scanning; • separate twin mothers and preferentially feed them to minimise the development of pregnancy toxaemia; • weaning early lambing flocks to fresh pasture; and • drench for worms. For further information please contact your local veterinarian or DEPI veterinary or animal health officer.

“It was a good chance to unveil a lot of the new products we had and speak about some new things.” With the wool industry mainly centred on private buyers in the past, Mr Byrne wanted to give growers other options. “We are leading towards brokerage and export and we just want to let growers know there were other options available,” he said. “They were keen to find out all the information about what is happening overseas and locally so

they can make some marketing decisions on that front.” Mr Byrne said the wool industry is holding steady. “Wool has been pretty solid lately. It’s probably just the fine wools that are struggling,” he said. “There is a lot more wool under 18 microns around than there was 10 years ago and on top of that, a major drought along the eastern sea board has lead to a lot of the wools being fine this year.”

Starting at 10am ENTRIES INCLUDE: A/C PILKINGTON & TOOHEY, SANDY POINT 40 Angus steers, 12 months, ‘Lawson blood’. Elms weaned, drenched, 16/0/13 dextomax. (Elders). A/C M. BURFIELD, TARWIN LOWER 25 Mixed sex weaners, 12 months, by ‘Chianina’ bull. (Elders). A/C ADVAL P/L, ANDERSON 20 Angus & Black Baldy steers, 20 months. East Gippsland bred. (Elders). A/C M & C BEAVIS, KARDELLA 20 Angus/Friesian x steers, 2 years, Bucket reared. (Elders). A/C L & K PRICE, MT ECCLES 20 Angus steers, 10 months. 15 Angus/Friesian x steers, 2 ½ years. 10 Angus/Friesian x steers, 18 months. (Rodwells). A/C G & J PURCELL, YARRAGON 17 Limousin x calves, 7-8 months. (Rodwells). A/C M & K HALL, BUDGEREE 14 Poll Hereford heifers, 10-12 months, weaned & quiet. (Landmark). A/C M WIGHT, MEENIYAN 13 Hereford steers, 2 years (Landmark). A/C A P & S HARRIS, DUMBALK 3 Angus bulls, 20-22 months, very quiet. (Landmark) A/C KW & RF BATTERSBY 2 Angus bulls, 21 months, top quality & quiet. (Rodwells). 5655 1677 5662 2291 5662 4388 5658 1894 David Phelan & Co. Pty. Ltd. 5662 3523 5655 1133 0429 050 349 SOUTH GIPPSLAND ASSOCIATED AGENTS



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TOTAL VALUE OF ITEMS PER ADVERT MUST NOT EXCEED $50 JOLLY JUMPER. With electronic play mat. Very good condition. $20. Ph. 0413 084 169. CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT. ‘Safe-nsound’. New born to 18kg (approx 4yrs). $50. Ph. 0413 084 169. HAWTHORN FOOTBALL CLUB PREMIERSHIP PHOTO. Large. 1961 to 1991. $30. Ph. 5655 1597. HAWTHORN FOOTBALL CLUB PHOTO. Medium. 1993-1997. $20. Ph. 5655 1597. FLOOR LAMP. Timber stand. Neutral shade. $50. ph. 0419 160 720. WALL MIRROR. Gold frame. $40. Ph. 0419 160 720. DOORS. Flush panel. x5. Various sizes. $10 each. Ph. 5662 2570. WARDROBE PANEL DOORS. x4. Timber. $45 the lot. ph. 5662 2570. CONVECTION HEATER. Sunbeam. Thermo control. In good working order. $50. Ph. 5658 1159. LADIES LEATHER-STYLE JACKET. Size 8. Copper/bronze coloured. Very good condition. $15. Ph. 5668 6220. CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT. ‘Safe-nsound’. As new. $50. Ph. 0418 567 973. BOYS CLOTHES. Sizes 0, 1 and 2. all like new and brand names. $50 a bag. ph. 0418 567 973. TAG-A-LONG. for a bike for small kids. Great condition. $50. Ph. 0488 069 004. KIDS FOOTBALL BOOTS. Hardly used. size 2 & 3. $15 each. ph. 0488 069 004. BENCH SEAT. Vinyl upholstered on wrought iron base. 1.2m x 30cm. $15. Ph. 5662 2570. iPHONE 5 CASE. Otterbox hard case. Brand new sealed package. $40. Leongatha. Ph. 8679 3647. MACBOOK PRO 13 INCH CASE. Feathered hard case. Brand new sealed package. $40. Leongatha. Ph. 8679 3647. SHEEP FLEECE. For spinning. Fawn & brown. $10 each. Ph. 0428 622 996. DESK. Modern white and Wenge wood with overhead cabinetry, steel frame legs. Excellent condition. $50. Ph. 0400 822 694. CORRUGATED IRON. Second hand. 6ft sheets x 10 pieces. $50. ph. 5657 3291. COLORBOND. 1.5m sheets x 10 pieces. $50. ph. 5657 3291 GEORGE FOREMAN GRILL. 54x38cm. Excellent condition. $50. ph. 5674 1779. BABY CHANGE TABLE. Solid timber. In excellent condition with 3 tiers. 1 for changing and 2 for storage. $50 or best offer. Ph. 0439 552 022. TABLE BASE. Circular bamboo and cane from a vintage setting. Very good quality. Structurally sound. Originally for dining table but can be converted smaller using a smaller glass top. $50 or best offer. Ph. 0439 552 002.

CUPBOARD. Mirrored front. 3 drawers and one storage cubical with sliding doors. Tall solid timber. $50 or best offer. Ph. 0409 511 444. DESK. Solid timber. 1350 w x 700 d x 770 h. 4 small drawers. 1 large file drawer. $40. Ph. 5658 1897. VENTALIN HUMIDIFIER. Two available. $15 each. Ph. 5662 3925. AWNING WINDOWS. Two. good condition. First window is 4 panels 1900 h x 1800 w. Second window is 2 panels 1850w x 1 metre high. $20 the lot. ph. 5664 9397. WASHING MACHINE. Sanyo. 3-5kg. $50. Ph. 5664 4387. STOOLS. Two. 670mm h. Hardwood, light stain. Very good condition.$40 the pair. Ph. 5658 1050. SEWING MACHINE DESK. One drawer, one door. Good condition. 850 w x 450 d x 790 h. $40. Ph. 5658 1050. DESK. Solid timber. Painted. 3 drawers. 137x85cm. Suit student or work bench. $40. Meeniyan. ph. 5664 7466. HIGH CHAIR. Target brand. White with teddy bear print material. very good condition, No further use. $50. Ph. 0411 743 648. FOOT AND CALF MASSAGER. Visage. Almost new in box. $40. ph. 5672 5264. REAR CAR BLIND. For 2005 Ford Futura wagon. Grey. $25 ph. 5672 5264. CALF DEHORNERS. Electric. 240V. As new. $50. Ph. 5662 4565. SINGLE BED & MATTRESS. Wooden with wooden slats. $50. Ph. 0488 105 451. SKI BOOTS. Salomon. Very good condition. Size 10. $50. Ph. 5662 3556. PLY OFF CUTS. 12mm five ply. 25 pcs. 1200x395. $50 the lot or $2 each. Ph. 5668 2783. HORSE BRIDAL, HALTER & LEAD ROPE. $40. Ph. 0448 860 292 HORSE SADDLE & BRIDAL. $50. Ph. 0448 860 292. NINTENDO DS GAME. More Brain Training Game. Hardly used. Excellent condition. $15. Ph. 5662 5141. STEERING WHEEL CONSOLE GAME. Plays Formula one car. Motorcycle & motorboat. 5+. Excellent condition. $10. ph. 5662 5141. COFFEE TABLE. Modern. Round. Stainless steel on wheels. With 2 white glass tops. 1m diameter x 400mm high. $50. Ph. 0413 060 875. TRAILER WHEELS. Three. VP Commodore. 14x6”. HQ type stud pattern. $40 the lot. ph. 0413 060 875. TV CORNER UNIT. Pine stained. 1.3m wide excellent condition. $50. Nerrena. Ph. 5664 9295. ALPACA FLEECE. Not cleaned. Brown or white. $15 large bag. Nerrena. Ph. 5664 9295.

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COMMUNITY EDUCATION EVENING “Words that Work” with guest facilitator Jim Lord An introducon to compassionate communicaon. The evening will explore ways to communicate effecvely and build connecon with others. Friday 2nd August 7-9pm $10 (supper provided)

Applications are invited for the BCCF Performing Arts Award from secondary school students who live in the Bass Coast region and who would like to continue their studies in the performing arts beyond secondary school. Application forms can be obtained by phoning 5672 3356 or downloading from Applications must be received by 3pm Friday September 6

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WTGlee Workshops Starting Soon WEST GIPPSLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY CORPORATION Our Library - Discover. Connect. Enjoy

PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED BUDGET 2013/2014 In accordance with Section 129 of the Local Government Act 1989 the West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation gives notice that it has prepared a Budget for the financial year 1 July 2013 to 30 June, 2014, and that: a) The Corporation Board will meet at 10.30am on Friday, 23rd August 2013 at the Bass Coast Shire Council, Wonthaggi, to formally adopt the Budget subject to the right of any person to make a submission as set out in this notice. b) Copies of the budget are available for inspection at the Library Corporation Regional Support Centre, 65 Victoria Street, Warragul between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday, from branch libraries during their open hours and from the library website Written submissions under Section 223 of the Act on any proposal contained in the budget are invited and will be received up until 5pm, Wednesday 14th August 2013. Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation, 65 Victoria Street, Warragul, 3820 or forward by email to

Wonthaggi Theatrical Group is excited to present a series of free workshops for young people to develop their skills & interests in singing, acting & dance.

The weekly workshops will start on Sunday, 4 August and run through to Sunday 15 September. Wonthaggi Masonic Hall, cnr Queen & Edgar Sts (at the top end of McBride Ave). The Junior Group (8 to 12) 10am to 12 noon The Senior Group (13+) 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm They will be presented by professional tutors from Centre Stage school (

There is no charge for the workshops, but pre-registration is required. Please email your RSVP to Also, any participants who are not already WTG members will be required to join the Group so they are covered by our insurance. The Wonthaggi Theatrical Group thanks the Bass Coast Community Foundation & Bass Coast Shire Council for the generous support which has made this opportunity available.



GCLP is a Program of the Commiee for Gippsland

Calling all South Gippsland and Bass Coast Employers Do you have an employee who would benefit from Leadership development and the opportunity to network with Gippsland’s leaders and key stakeholders? The Gippsland Community Leadership Program (GCLP), now in its 18th year, connues to provide Gippsland’s emerging leaders with a cost effecve leadership development program delivered over a 10 month course at locaons throughout Gippsland. Applicaons for entry to the 2014 program year are now being accepted.

An Informaon session is being held in Leongatha on Monday 5 August 2013 at 6pm at South Gippsland Shire Offices, 9 Smith Street Leongatha Contact the C4G Office on 5623 3219 or to book your place.

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THE WIGHTMAN FAMILY extend an invitation to an


MAVIS’ 90TH BIRTHDAY Please join us at the

Uniting Church Hall, Peart Street, Leongatha On Sunday, July 28, 2013 Between 2pm and 4pm NO PRESENTS PLEASE


Kinder Ball LEONGATHA MEMORIAL HALL Saturday, August 10 7.30pm Band: Red Sector Dress: Formal BYO Drinks & Nibbles Single or table bookings phone Kirsty 0407 865 867 Jenny 0408 219 036

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

WHEN: Last Thursday of each month WHERE: Community Hub 16 A’Beckett St, Inverloch TIME: 1pm - 3pm For more information (03) 5155 6000

Shire Council

Mardan South Ecumenical Pleasant Sunday Afternoon

Café Attendants • Permanent part time • 15 hours per week • $25.51 per hour Do you enjoy providing Customer Service? Do you love working with food?

service experience to our friendly team at Coal Creek

making and the operation of coffee machines and all other facets of food and beverage services. A Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate


is essential. Enquiries to Rowena Ashley, Coal Creek Coordinator,

All applicants must submit an Employment Application form and address the selection criteria outlined in the position description, by 5pm

Address by Rev Heather McDougall Toms Honorary Deacon and Hospital and Prison Chaplin Supported by local musicians Everyone welcome AFTERNOON TEA PROVIDED

General Admin Officer 5 hours per week

For information and to apply online please go to Recruitment online at DEECD website. pages/advacssch.aspx Enquiries: Phone 5674 1253 (Inverloch Primary School)

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

Project Officer Gippsland Oral Health Consortium – 17811 Fixed Term, Full Time position, base location Morwell The Gippsland Oral Health Consortium (GOHC) includes all the public funded dental services in Gippsland.

We are seeking someone with great communication skills, committed to continuous improvement and able to continue to strengthen the positive work already achieved by the Consortium. It is essential that you hold a background in public dental and project management skills. For further information regarding this position please contact Rachel Strauss, Executive Director Primary Health on (03) 51365315.

Applications close 4.30pm, Friday 26 July 2013



Applications are invited for the following positions. The successful applicants must be prepared to relieve the Nurse Unit Manager, undertake delegated portfolio work and work all tours of duty. You will possess the following: • Current and well developed nursing care skills with a commitment to sharing knowledge and skill with others • Current registration from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency • Well-developed Clinical Nursing Skills • Middle management skills including (but not restricted to): o Good Interpersonal skills o Organisational and problem solving skills o Time management skills • Evidence of ongoing self development • Understanding of ANCI competencies and Codes of Ethics/Professional conduct The successful applicants will have proven clinical and management experience or be working towards this. Koorooman House (2 positions) Minimum 56 hours per fortnight (0.63EFT) negotiable to Full Time Applicants with ACFI training will be highly regarded and Multi-Function Ward Limited Tenure (covering maternity leave) til 6/7/2014 Applicants with experience in Medical/Surgical Nursing – Critical Care will be highly regarded. Applicants will have completed or be prepared to undertake Advanced Life Support competencies. This position will be primarily based at Korumburra.

Multi-Function Ward/Alchera Limited Tenure - 64 hrs per fortnight (0.84 EFT) EFT Negotiable Applications are invited for the position of Registered Nurse. The successful applicant will be required to provide all facets of care, while working as part of a team in our acute and residential areas. You will possess the following: • Current registration from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency • Have well developed, or developing: o Interpersonal skills o Organisational and problem solving skills o Time management and decision making skills • Evidence of ongoing self development • Understanding of ANCI competencies and Codes of Ethics/Professional conduct

PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANTS – HILLSIDE LODGE (Casual) Applications are invited for the positions of Personal Care Attendant. The successful applicant should possess the following: • Current Certificate III or IV in Aged Care Work • Current Certificate in food handling • Clinical experience in a health services environment • Evidence of recent professional development • Demonstrated ability to work with others • Proficient written and verbal communication skills • Ability to implement required tasks in allocated time frames • Current First Aid Certificate • The ability to work all tours of duty as rostered


As a project officer for the Consortium you would be supporting the facilitation and implementation of the GOHC Oral Health Plan. This includes maintaining and supporting the role out of various projects across the member sites (Gippsland wide), providing administrative support to the Consortium meetings, being the central point of contact for agencies and reporting on an action plan.



Capeview M10 - Wonthaggi

There are two full time positions for a Timber Yard / Driver in our Wonthaggi store. You will be required to offer exceptional customer service in our yard and must have an updated medium to heavy rigid truck licence. A forklift licence and crane operating experience will be viewed favourably. To be successful in this position you must: • Hold a construction induction white/red card • Have a medium to heavy rigid truck licence • Have an approachable and friendly nature • Have a strong customer focus • Be team orientated Knowledge of the timber and timber products will be an advantage. If you believe you have the qualities we are looking for, you are invited to apply in writing by Friday, August 2nd 2013 to: Joe Hoarau, Store Manager, Capeview Mitre10 Cape Paterson Road, Wonthaggi Vic 3995 or by email to

friendly service to customers, including sandwich

28th July 2013 at 2pm

PHONE 0409 254 110

Timber Yard / Driver Positions

Monday. Your responsibilities will be to provide quick,

Previous experience in excavation and pipe laying is essential

situations vacant

You will be required to work part time Thursday to

available on our website.


situations vacant

Community Park & Museum located in Korumburra.

Further information and a position description are


Newhaven College requires a Groundsperson based at our Phillip Island Road Campus. A thorough knowledge of turf management, horticulture, landscaping and safe handling of hazardous chemicals is required. Knowledge of small plant and machinery maintenance would be an advantage. Please visit Applications close Friday, August 9

A motivated and passionate Chef or experienced Cook is required at popular Café in Korumburra, Thursday - Sunday. You must be creative and have good communication skills to work in our young, fun Café and have a good knowledge of breakfast and lunch foods. The successful applicant must be punctual, very experienced and ready to take the place to the next level. Please send your resumé to E: or mail to 29 Bridge Street, Korumburra Applications close August 4

Wednesday 31 July 2013.

situations vacant

Groundsperson (Part Time)


on 5655 1811.

Scots Pioneer Church

situations vacant


South Gippsland

This is an ideal opportunity to bring your customer


situations vacant

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

General Ward/Midwifery (2 positions) Part Time – EFT negotiable and Limited Tenure (covering maternity leave) – EFT Negotiable The successful applicants will be required to provide all facets of care, while working as part of a team in our midwifery and acute areas. You will possess the following: • Current registration from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency • Proven, and or, developing clinical and midwifery skills. As a minimum will have completed a Graduate Year/ Transition Program. • Have well developed, or developing: o Interpersonal skills o Organisational and problem solving skills o Time management and decision making skills • Evidence of ongoing self development • Understanding of ANCI competencies and Codes of Ethics/Professional conduct • Practice and promote commitment to Australian College of Midwives incorporated Competency Standards (Midwives)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------GSHS offers a comprehensive orientation program on commencement of employment. All staff have access to excellent staff mentoring, education and support programs. Salary Packaging is available to all permanent staff. All applicants will be required to provide a current satisfactory police check. If you are interested in joining a supportive and progressive team, please contact the Executive Assistant, Dianna Mollica, on 5667 5504 to obtain an application kit or visit our website at Applicants are also encouraged to contact Neil Langstaff on 5667 5504 to discuss employment opportunities at GSHS. Completed application kits can be forwarded by Friday, 26th July 2013 to: Neil Langstaff Director of Nursing Inpatient/Residential Care Gippsland Southern Health Service Private Bag 13 LEONGATHA VIC 3953

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for sale

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Head of Junior School Newhaven College, an independent co-educational school on Phillip Island, offers quality education for students from Prep to Year 12. Applications are invited for the position of Head of Junior School (P-4). Applicants must have a sound primary school background in curriculum and pastoral care. This position reports directly to the Principal, as a member of the Senior Executive Team. Please visit Applications close Friday, August 9

QUALITY SUPERVISOR We are a growing Australian based company, which services overseas and domestic customers with a highly successful range of locally manufactured, premium branded dairy products. Reporting to the Quality Manager, this position assumes primary responsibility for: • Managing our batch release system and ensuring it is administered in a timely manner in accordance with company requirements. • Managing key relationships with internal and external customers • Gathering relevant data and generate quality performance reports as required. • Controlling and monitoring budgets • Investigating and recommending improvements to processes, productivity, quality, cost control and customer service. To be successful for the position we require a person with: • Previous experience in a laboratory or quality environment • Proven ability to lead and supervise a team. • Attention to detail and excellent time management skills • Ability to problem solve • A drive to maintain and continuously improve Quality & Standards. If you are looking for an opportunity to work for a friendly business in Korumburra then apply via email to or by post to: Burra Foods, PO Box 379, Korumburra Vic 3950 Applications close: 31st July 2013

South Gippsland

Timber Yard / Jockey Position Capeview M10 - Wonthaggi

A full time position as a Timber Yard / Truck Jockey exists in our Wonthaggi store. You will be required to offer exceptional customer service and a forklift licence would be an added advantage to this position. To be successful in this position you must: • Have previous experience in general labouring • Have an approachable and friendly nature • Have strong customer focus • Be team orientated • Be able to handle regular physical work (e.g. heavy lifting) • Current forklift ticket desirable Knowledge of the timber and timber products will be an advantage. If you believe you have the qualities we are looking for, you are invited to apply in writing by Friday, August 2nd 2013 to: Joe Hoarau, Store Manager, Capeview Mitre10 Cape Paterson Road, Wonthaggi Vic 3995 or by email to

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

Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College South Gippsland

CLEANING POSITIONS x 2 The College has vacancies for two casual cleaners to be employed in casual positions until the end of the 2013 school year. Immediate start. The hours of work are from 3.30pm to 6pm each day, Monday to Friday. Experience in commercial cleaning would be an advantage. Applications and enquiries should be directed to the Acting Business Manager, Mr Rod Bowman. Email address: Telephone 5662 4255



A part time position exists as a Retail Team Member Garden/Nursery in our Wonthaggi store. This position requires an extremely high customer service focus and a high aptitude for Garden/Nursery products. This position includes weekend work and the successful applicant should be able to demonstrate the following attributes: • Outstanding customer inferface skills • Strong merchandising skills • Experience in a Garden Nursery environment essential • Excellent communication skills • Team orientated Horticulture training or experience would be viewed as a distinct advantage. If you believe you have the qualities we are looking for, you are invited to apply in writing by Friday, August 2nd 2013 to: The Store Manager, Capeview Mitre10 Cape Paterson Road, Wonthaggi Vic 3995 or by email to

Shire Council


Are you looking for a change; a new career challenge? An exciting opportunity exists for a qualified technician to join our NEW dealership to be located in Leongatha with our service team. A position description is available from our current service centre at 108 Horn Street, Leongatha or for a confidential interview please call Andrew McMahon on 5175 7024. Resumes including two professional referees should be forwarded to: The Fixed Operations Manager, Colin Watson Motors, PO Box 554, Traralgon, 3844 Colin Watson Motors is an equal opportunity employer. Applications by COB Friday, July 26, 2013.

Executive Assistant – Corporate Services

This role will allow you to utilise your effective administration and executive support skills, as you coordinate the administrative and executive functions for the Director Corporate Services. The key focus of this role will be across but not limited to; • Accurate and timely processing of all Council Reports and Briefing Papers on behalf of the Corporate Services Directorate • Compilation of the Organisational Quarterly Performance Report • Efficient and effective administrative duties provided within changing work demands on behalf of the Director Your professional approach and skills in organising in an executive environment, ability to exercise discretion in managing corporate and personal information and resilience in handling competing requirements, will all come into play if you take this opportunity to work alongside our committed Corporate Services Directorate. Enquiries to June Ernst, Director Corporate Services on 5662 9200. All applicants must submit an Application Form and address the selection criteria outlined in the position description, by 5pm 7 August 2013. Further information and a position description are available from our website.




An exciting and rewarding opportunity exists for a Social Worker with current Australian Association of Social Workers’ membership to join the dynamic Allied Health team at South Gippsland Hospital. With at least four years’ experience in a hospital or related setting, you will be responsible for the design and delivery of services to the acute facility, case management and coordination of the restorative Transitional Care Program and in meeting primary care needs in Maternity and Community Health areas. This is a newly created position and provides an opportunity to participate in establishing this role within an expanding health service. An attractive salary is offered for the right candidate prepared to commit to a minimum 12 month contract. Salary packaging is available South Gippsland Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For a position description and selection criteria, please contact Wendy White at or visit the SGH website at Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 9 August 2013 and should be addressed to Sita Morton, Human Resources Manager, South Gippsland Hospital, PO Box 104, Foster 3960 or

Custom built motorbike trailer, made to carry three dirt bikes or one or two road bikes. Fold out heavy-duty ramp included and stored under the rear of the trailer. LED tail lights. $1,700 ONO Call Robert 0438 009 791






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

5672 3127 FIREWOOD, redgum & local wood, Ph 0408-980711, A/H 5662-5175. FIREWOOD local hardwood mixture, split, seasoned, pick up or delivered. Bulk loads available, $100 per metre. Ph: 0437-176187. FRIDGE/FREEZER side by side (pigeon pair), $400. Ex. condition. 0438515155.


Permanent full time Option of 9 day fortnight $62,580 total salary package


Herd Improvement Co-operative Australia Ltd Hico requires the services of a

SAMPLING OFFICER to join the team based at Korumburra Maternity leave position

Duties will include Herd Testing on farms using Electronic Milk Meters, data collection on farm and providing an efficient customer based service. The successful applicant will need to be able to work Monday to Friday, split AM & PM shifts and hold a current Victorian driver’s licence. Knowledge of dairying and computers will be an advantage. A full job description is available from: 33 Station Street Korumburra 3950 Or by phoning 5658 1311 Applications should be forwarded to the above by Friday the 2nd of August 2013

HAY - local hay, 5x4 round and large squares. Can deliver. 0428-177433. LOUNGE SUITE 2 seater, Sanderson linen beige with white and dusty pink flowers pattern, $150. 5662-3925. OLD PORT POULTRY FARM delivering 20-weekold laying hens to your area, Saturday August 3, $19 each. Ph: BH 0438832535, AH 5183-2515. PRAMS: Beema-Q with bassinet and weather covers, $250; Phil & Ted’s Sport Double with sheepskin and side bags, $200. M: 0413-084169. SHIPPING CONTAINER dark green, 20ft, no rust, key lock, $2,000. 0407056169. SHIPPING CONTAINER hire $25 per week, your place or mine. Ph: 0419313483. SLEEPERS, treated pine, 200x50x2.4 $12.10 each, 200x75x2.4 $16.75 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.

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

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

Classified advertising closes 12 noon Mondays

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - PAGE 41

for lease


5 ACRES land with shed $3,000 per year. Ideal for animals. Dollar Road, Dumbalk. Phone Jaganat 9699-5122, 0406-741518.

for rent HOUSE TO RENT LEONGATHA 2 BEDROOMS Close to street Large yard Pets okay DW/AC $250 per week

Ph: 0419 893 204

used vehicles

BULLS for hire or sale. Friesian, Angus, Hereford, Limo or Jersey. All bulls have been semen tested. Hire or sale. Ph: AH 0447331762. ISA BROWN pullets, 17 weeks, fully immunised, not debeaked, $22 each. Also available Peking ducks. Taking orders now. Tradeins welcome. Pick up on Friday, July 26 between 3 and 4pm at the Korumburra Show Grounds. Chook food available on the day. Unwanted animals taken, other animals for sale. Call Mark at Animals From The Farm 0419-425257 or AH 5629-9685.


used vehicles

Ruby Hall Association Inc

Affordable cars at drive away prices


GEMINI SL/X 1981, rego BCW279, only 73,419 kms, $1,000 ONO. 5668-6256.

used motorcycles FARM 4-wheeler Yamaha 450cc, 4x4. New front tyres, new seat cover, fresh top end rebuild. Just had full service. $4,100 ONO. 0448-254714.

garage sales

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


On Wednesday July 24 at 7.30pm Followed by a General Meeting in the RUBY HALL Tea, coffee and biscuits after

Meeniyan Area Community Shop Inc Tuesday, August 6, 2013 MEENIYAN HALL SUPPER ROOM 10am


AGM Thursday, July 25 8pm at Leongatha RSL

SG CHEAPEST CARS Phone Judy or Geoff 0428 920 095 for full range of vehicles Or visit:

Total package valued at $41

NOTE: drive away means no more to pay. All on road costs paid.

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

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

marriage celebrant

Jenny Milkins All areas - 5672 3123

Bass Coast Metal Recyclers


5672 2946 0417 556 593

Leongatha 5662 4191




The AGM for the Southern Business Women's Network Inc.


To quote on an extension and associated works at Waratah Bay. Extension 34m2 Carport 21m2 Decking 28m2 CALL STEVE ON 0419 519 491 for information and drawings

Will be held on

Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Manna Gum Restaurant, Inverloch, 6.30pm. All members are encouraged to attend. Nominations are now being sought for all committee positions for 2013-2014. For further information and to register for this event visit the website BHS5280




Request for Tender Provision of transport and freight services for the Gippsland region RFT 320180

BROCKLEBANK - Iris Dawn. 23.7.2010 Always in my heart and forever in my thoughts. Bill. BROCKLEBANK - Iris Dawn. 23.7.2010 Butterflies, the symbol of new life, seem to always be fluttering around me. Three years already Mum, so sadly missed. Amanda, Pat, Hamish, Lucia and Finley. xxx BROCKLEBANK - Iris Dawn. 23.7.2010 Always so loving, thoughtful and kind, What beautiful memories you leave behind. Love Shona, Trevor, Tim, Jess and Dale. BROCKLEBANK - Iris Dawn. July 23, 2010 Remembered always. With our love. Heather, Laurie and family. SLANEY - Wal. 9.3.1920 - 25.7.2010 Miss you Dad. You will be in our thoughts and hearts forever. From your loving family.

deaths WINDISCH - Franz (Uncle Frank). Your generous spirit and wonderful sense of humour touched all those who knew you. Deepest sympathy to Margaret and families. Don and Sally.

Back to Wonthaggi: Jared and Steve Lovie prepare equipment for sale. It is somewhat of a homecoming for Jared’s father Steve who worked in Wonthaggi for 10 years.

JSL Light Engine Repairs expands to Wonthaggi AFTER years of successfully developing his Leongatha store, Jared Lovie of JSL Light Engine Repairs is expanding to Wonthaggi. The 32 Merrin Crescent store will officially open on Monday, July 29. The team at JSL have been at the new shop most days, the former Hills Motorcycle’s store, and has already had people coming through to see what’s going on. “Overall the reaction has been really positive,” Jared said of the expansion. “Husqvarna approached us to open in Wonthaggi and we felt that with Husqvarna’s support and the positive feedback we got from our customers, that it was the right time to expand.” He said establishing a Wonthaggi store was a logical decision with JSL Light Engine Repairs in Leongatha already servicing a number of Bass Coast clients. “A Wonthaggi store will help us service our customer base even more,” Jared said. “It’s exciting for local contractors having two sales, service and spare parts outlets, so no matter where their jobs are at the

time, they know they can get what they need.” Another exciting development for locals is the improved buying power, which will allow JSL Light Engine Repairs to pass on the savings. “Our suppliers are also really excited, pitching in with specials for the opening at the Wonthaggi and Leongatha stores.” Leongatha will retain its Husqvarna Super Store and will be upgraded soon. Wonthaggi will also be a ride-on and outdoor power equipment super store. “By having two super stores we can offer leading brands, servicing and spare parts for Cox, Country Clipper, Echo, Masport, SupaSwift and others,” Jared said. He would like to stress that nothing has changed and all makes and models will be serviced and repaired as usual. Additional staff will be needed at the new store so JSL will be employing extra staff. The staff will be overseen by Jared and Steve Lovie, for whom the Wonthaggi store is like a homecoming after working for many years in the town. “It’s all about keeping it local,” Jared said. That local focus is a high priority for JSL Light Engine Repairs. “We’ve also used all local tradesmen to get the store ready and on such a tight schedule, they’ve been fantastic,” he said. To celebrate the opening of JSL Light Engine Repairs Wonthaggi on Monday, July 29, there will be specials at

never to be repeated prices. These specials are available right now at the Leongatha store.

Award winning With all the excitement of opening the Wonthaggi store, JSL Light Engine Repairs had another reason to celebrate last week. Late last week JSL Light Engine Repairs Leongatha had a surprise visitor from Allpower, the national distributor of ride-on mowers and outdoor power equipment. The Allpower representative presented JSL Light Engine Repairs with the National Dealer of the Year Award. The award came as a surprise to Jared and the staff. “We had no idea we were in the running,” he said. “We were just ticking along, doing what we do and with all the excitement about the Wonthaggi store we didn’t really have time to think about it (the awards) at all. “Last year we won the Victorian Dealer of the Year Award, which was another surprise and a huge honour, and this year we won the national award. “Usually the big city stores and big regional stores win the award so it’s great for a small country town to win it.” The Allpower National Dealer of the Year Award is for overall business performance and incorporates sales, service, customer feedback and more in its assessment.

Caring for our Community, personal dignified service to all areas 5662 2717

A Request for Tender (RFT) is available for download from the Victorian Government Tender website located at All enquiries relating to this tender must be directed to John Appleby either by telephone on (03) 5162 0110 or by email at Hardcopy Tenders quoting Tender No. 320180 must be placed in a sealed envelope and lodged in the Tender Box located at 71 Hotham Street, Traralgon VIC 3844.

Pre-need Funeral Plans available

Tenders close at 2.00pm on Thursday, 15 August 2013. When arranging lodgement of tenders be aware that DEPI does not issue receipts.

Office and Chapel: 24 Anderson Street, Leongatha ZO360534

Facsimile, e-mail or late tenders will not be accepted. Customer Service Centre 136 186

THE family of Janice Maher (4.7.1941-6.5.2013) would like to offer our most sincere thanks to all concerned for their kindness, generosity and support. It was very much appreciated and has been a great help to us during this very difficult time. We would particularly like to mention the Dumbalk Hall Committee who were just wonderful. Thank you all so very much for your loving support.

Paul & Margaret Beck proprietors

The Department wishes to contract service provider/s capable of transporting aviation fuel and general goods for the Gippsland region. Vehicles necessary to fulfil the requirements will range from 2WD light commercial through to heavy rigid trucks. The term of the contract will be 3 years with 2 x 1 year extension options.

The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.

THANK YOU IAN DAVID DEWAR Marion, together with Graham, Brian and Christopher, and extended families, would like to thank everyone for their messages of condolence and for their support in so many ways following the death of Ian.

in memoriam

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

Geary Road Leongatha

New members most welcome


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

LMCT 10804


bereavement thanks

FORD FOCUS 2003, 4 dr auto. Excellent first car. VGC, RWC, $6,000 ONO. Reg. SHD190. Ph: 0418998833.


Opening soon: the new Wonthaggi store is really starting to take shape.

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Cross country champions decided LEONGATHA Little Athletics Club and South Coast Athletics Club held its annual cross country championships at Mary MacKillop College on Sunday. Around 50 competitors took part in cool conditions, with no rain, and the clubs welcomed athletes from Corner Inlet, Sale and Warragul clubs as well. Results U/6 Boys 1km: 1st Willem Duursma (Corner Inlet) 4.41.52min U/6 Girls 1km: 1st Lydia Giles (Leongatha) 7.24.66min 2nd Tennessee Crimp (Leongatha) 13.26.60min U/7 Boys 1km: 1st Tyler Whiteley (Sale) 5.05.59min U/7 Girls 1km: 1st Maddison Roscoe (Sale) 6.14.94min 2nd Madeline Herbert (Leongatha Champion) 7.19.31min U/8 Boys 1km:

1st Finn McDonald (Sale) 4.33.22min 2nd Zane Duursma (Corner Inlet) 4.39.29min 3rd Harrisen Herbert (Leongatha Champion) 4.45.47min 4th Cody Lee (Sale) 5.09.20min U/8 Girls 1km: Chloe Caithness (Leongatha) 5.36.56min Nevada Crimp (Leongatha) 6.00.26min U/9 Girls 1.5km: 1st Yasmin Duursma (Corner Inlet) 6.35.40min 2nd Lily Caithness (Leongatha Champion) 7.50.86min 3rd Bridie Fisher (Leongatha) 7.59.82min 4th Alex Ritchie (Leongatha) 8.59.23min U/10 Boys 1.5km: 1st Cohen Wade (Sale) 6.20.58min 2nd Kai McDonald (Sale) 6.32.63min 3rd Jacob Fisher (Leongatha Champion) 6.58.71min 4th Cambell Riseley (Leongatha) 7.06.89min 5th Dylan Roscoe (Sale) 7.24.06min 6th Sullivan Herbert (Leon-

gatha) 8.03.16min 7th Riley Whiteley (Sale) 8.26.96min U/10 Girls 1.5km: 1st Niamh Martin (Leongatha) 7.57.52min 2nd Merrin Giles (Leongatha) 8.01.22min U/11 Boys 2km: 1st Alfred Herbert (Leongatha) 9.11.07min 2nd Angus Ritchie (Leongatha) 10.19.96min U/12 Girls 2km: 1st Jemma Caithness (Leongatha) 10.57.90min 2nd Abby Lee (Sale) 11.47.59min U/13 Girls 3km: 1st Aliesha Wrigley (Leongatha) 14.38.37min U/13 Boys 3km:

1st Connor White (Leongatha) 13.07.11min South Coast Athletics Championship events: U/14 Women 3km: 1st Ruby Martin (South Coast) 18.40.14min U/14 Men 3km: 1st Ben Beischer (South Coast) 14.04.29min U/16 Women 3km: 1st Jodie Roberts (South Coast) 23.54.95min U/16 Men 3km: Ed Beischer (South Coast) 11.56.25min U/18 Men 5km: Xavier Duursma (Corner Inlet) 26.40.47min Open Men 3km: 1st Gary Roberts (South

Under 7’s: from left, boy’s winner Tyler Whiteley, Maddie Herbert (runner-up and Leongatha champion), and winner Maddison Roscoe.

Coast) 28.58.18min Open Women 3km: 1st Sue Ritchie (Invite) 19.02.18min 2nd Alison Roberts (South Coast Champion) 41.54.50min Open Women 6km: 1st Imigen Langford (South Coast) 29.30.47min Masters Women 6km: 1st Caroline Beischer (South Coast) 27.54.07min Open Men 8km: 1st Mark Coulter (South Coast) 33.06.35min 2nd Terry Martin (Invite) 43.04.53min Masters Men 8km: 1st Dean Langford (South Coast) 34.11.95min 2nd Rod McCall (South Coast) 35.41.49min

Under 13 girls: Under 6’s: Lydia Giles, girl’s winner Aliesha winner, with Willem Duursma, boy’s winner. Wrigley.

Under 9 girls: fourth Alex Ritchie, third Bridie Fisher, second and Leongatha champion Lily Caithness and winner Yasmine Duursma.

Under 13 boys: Connor White, first.

Under 8 boys: third and Leongatha champion Harry Herbert, first Finn McDonald and second Zane Duursma.

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

At Port Phillip Heads

Under 10 boys: from left, sixth Sulli Herbert, second Under 8 girls: second Nevada Kai McDonald, first Cohen Wade, and third and Leon- Under 11 boys: second Angus Ritchie and first Alfie Herbert. Crimp with first Chloe Caithness. gatha champion Jacob Fisher.


24 WED


26 FRI

27 SAT

28 SUN

29 MON

30 TUE

height (metres)

0548 1302 1828

0.29 1.65 0.68

0055 0649 1354 1927

1.52 0.28 1.71 0.57

0154 0745 1442 2022

1.58 0.30 1.73 0.47

0250 0835 1526 2114

1.61 0.34 1.73 0.39

0345 0922 1607 2201

1.60 0.40 1.71 0.35

0438 1006 1646 2245

1.58 0.48 1.66 0.34

0530 1047 1724 2328

1.53 0.56 1.60 0.35

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

Under 12 girls: first Jemma Caithness and second Abby Lee.

South Coast Champs: from left, Under 16 men Ed Beischer, Under 16 women Jodie Roberts, Under 14 boys Ben Beischer, and Under 14 girls Ruby Martin.

Senior success: some of the senior and masters contingent to perform well included, not in order, Gary Roberts, Sue Ritchie, Alison Roberts, Imigen Langford, Caroline Beis- Under 10 girls: winner Niamh Martin, cher, Mark Coulter, Terry Martin, Dean Langford, and Rod McCall. second Merrin Giles.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - PAGE 43

| SPORT Meeniyan bowls

Wednesday winners: Gary Hardy, Norm Price and Gary Scott beat all others in a Wednesday social bowls game.

Inverloch bowls ON Tuesday carpet bowls rolled on at Inverloch. There was one two-game winner. Congratulations to Herb Barclay, Margaret Hyslop, Marg Griffin and Rhonda Davies. A reminder the carpet bowls presentation night will be held on Friday, August 23 from 6.30pm. A three course meal will be served by the Stoneham family costing $15.

Buffalo indoor Wednesday, July 17

A GOOD roll-up of bowlers this week for three games of eight ends. Four teams were selected - three triples and a pair using six bowls. Ian brought out the brown bowls on mats three and four for a change - ‘Go Hawks.’ Winning their three games with alternating skippers were Charlie Tumino, Ian Benson and Peter Heldens (WWW) 14 ends (+8). Then followed on

This is a great evening and a fund raising event for the club. Members and non-members are welcomed. Check the flyer on the noticeboard. Beautiful winter sunshine brought out 44 players for our Wednesday social bowls. It was great to see so many people supporting the club during the quiet winter months. A special welcome to our Wonthaggi group. We had a mixture of triples and fours to be played. The raffle winners were

Les Beaumont, Edith Perrett, Gloria Growse, Alan Johnstone, Malc Scott, Steve Scrase and Kath Boyd. There were two two- game winners with the money going to the triple team of Gary Hardy, Norm Price and Gary Scott. That extra bowl was put to good use as they beat a fours team by one point. There will be a Friday night meal on July 26 with the main being beef. Get your name on the blackboard by Friday morning.

countback with one win each Bill Wolswinkel (s) and Joyce Occhipinti (LLW) 13 ends (+6) from Rod McConchie (s), Carolyn Benson and Mary Tumino (LWL) 11 ends (-9) and Toni Heldens (s), Glenys Pilkington and Joe Occhipinti (WLL) 10 ends (-5). Best 1st game Toni 11-3, 2nd Rod 9-6, 3rd Bill 16-5 (using yellow bowls and scoring a three and five on the last ends). Confusion reigned for Rod and Pete in the last game when Carolyn, Mary, Charlie and Ian decided to swap lead posi-

tions at each end and bowled one bowl each in sequency for a very competitive fun game. Skipper Pete won victory for his team on the last end when his bowl skittled Rod’s off the mat leaving his five for a 12-8 win. Congratulations to Toni on being runner-up to the ladies champion Lorraine Wheeler (well done Lorraine) at the SGIBBA singles championship, and also to Vito Serafino in taking out the men’s title. Social bowls, Wednesdays 7.30pm, Buffalo hall - all welcome.

WE have been very lucky weather wise over the past two weeks of Monday triples with ideal bowling conditions. The July 8 sponsor was Hartley Wells Betta Home Living. The winners were Heather and Alan Marshall (Tarwin Lower) with local Peter Hill. Runners -up were Keith Marsh, Ken Cecil and Rob Sund (Korumburra). The July 15 sponsor was MACS (Meeniyan Area Community Shop). Winners were Dave Legg, Seb Blancato and Terry Corcoran (Toora) with a composite team of Brian Carpenter, Mike Arnold and Steve Collins runners-up. A visiting Morwell team also won three games. Social bowls winners over the past two weeks have been Peter Williams (twice) Annie Maruzza and Ron Thorson. Lucky draws have gone to John Cocking and Neville Meikle. Following our very successful Christmas in July the social committee has scheduled a ‘bring a casserole or sweet’ night with a famous faces competition for Saturday, August 3. Names on the board would be helpful.


Club champions decided THE Leongatha Badminton Club held its annual club championship event which produced some sensational badminton and a few upsets on the way. In the blue ribbon event the A Grade men’s singles, Greg Marshman asserted his authority over the rest of the field to emerge the worthy victor defeating good friend Frank Dekker comfortably in the final. Greg’s speed and shot selection were too good on the night and he continued this awesome form into the A Men’s doubles where he paired with big improver Nigel Grimes to win this event as well. A marathon round robin format was used to decide the best pair and Tim Bright with Maurice Simpson were runners-up from the five pairs involved. Again Nigel Grimes continued his wonderful improvement to take out the A Reserve title from Joel Langstaff in what was easily the best match of the night. Nigel clawed his way back into the match by changing tactics, to eventually win 17-16 in an emotion charged tiebreaker. Well done to both Nigel and Joel on a top match. The B Grade section of competition also produced the odd surprise, in particular the B Men’s singles event where

A Reserve winners: The Opposition included, from left, Heitor Hilberto, Caitlyn Taylor and Jake Franklin.

• Wonthaggi Table Tennis

Great win to Opposition THE grand final of the A Reserve winter competition in Wonthaggi table tennis was as close as it could get, with a 5-4 win to The Opposition (Heitor Hilberto, Caitlyn Taylor, Jake Franklin). They had never won against HSM (Steve Anstey, Micah Condron, Hector Hilberto) during the season and in fact HSM had gone through undefeated. The Opposition started the night as the underdogs but finished on a high. Well done to three very deserving players who just happened to be able to pull out all the stops when it counted the most. The A Grade semi finals were played

last week also. Cape Haven (Bruce Harmer, Luke Anstey) had a 3-1 win over Inverloch (Dirk Holwerda, Fred de Bondt) and Zaad (Zach Anstey, Andrew Donohue) made it through to the final with a 3-2 win over Evil Minions (Michael Ede, Brittney Taylor). Junior and B Grade coaching has resumed at the table tennis centre on Thursdays 6pm to 7pm. There is room for additional players aged between eight and 14. A Reserve practice resumes this week, Monday 22, 6.30pm until 8.30pm. New players very welcome. All phone enquiries to Bruce 5672 2130 or Nancy 5674 4628.

A Reserve runners-up: the team HSM were, from left, Steve Anstey, Micah Condron and Hector Hilberto.

young Brayden Krohn upset title favourite Ian Cole convincingly 15/6. Well done Brayden on a top achievement. Ian Cole had his revenge when he won the B Grade doubles event with teammate Tracey Ryan. This pair combined beautifully to defeat the Krohn brothers in resounding fashion. The last event of the night was the B Grade ladies, to which Melanie Plunkett shot out to an early lead, however the experience of Tracey Ryan shone through and she won this final 15/8. Well done to the organisers who made the night run smoothly and congratulations to this year’s winners. We resume normal play next week.

Results A Grade: Singles: Greg Marshman d Frank Dekker 15/2. Doubles: Greg Marshman and Nigel Grimes. Runners-up Tim Bright and Maurice Simpson. A Reserve: Singles: Nigel Grimes d Joel Langstaff 17/16. B Grade: Men’s singles: Brayden Krohn d Ian Cole 15/6. Doubles: Ian Cole and Tracey Ryan. Runners-up Brayden Krohn and Connor Krohn. Ladies: Singles: Tracey Ryan d Melanie Plunkett 15/8.

A Grade men’s doubles: winners Nigel Grimes and Greg Marshman; runnersup Tim Bright and Maurice Simpson.

B Grade doubles: runner-up Connor Krohn and Brayden B Grade ladies singles: runner-up MelA Reserve men’s singles: winner Nigel A Grade men’s singles: winner Greg Krohn; winners Tracey Ryan and Ian Cole. Brayden also took anie Plunkett, winner Tracey Ryan. Grimes, runner-up Joel Langstaff. Marshman, runner-up Frank Dekker. out the B Grade singles final with Lan runner-up.

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SPORT | GOLF Woorayl ladies LAST week’s American Foursomes stableford round was played on another glorious winter sunny day. Shirley Thomas and Thel Scoble with a combined handicap of 15 had the best score of the day with 29 points and balls down the line went to Marlene Rayson and Fay Maynard. Nearest the pin on the 8th was Ros Blew and on the 17th was Inge Giliam. Next week we will play a stableford round.

Korumburra THERE were 38 players for a stableford competition on Saturday, July 20 with trophies by Athol Worthy. A Grade (9 hcp): C. Clasby 38 countback N. Perks 38, D. Austin 36, T. Fowles 35. B Grade (15 hcp): B. Pope 39 pts countback B. Brighton 39, M. Wrigley 38, P. Hornibrook 35. Nearest the pin: 1st W. Hopkins, 7th T. O’Neill, 13th L. Guilfoyle. NAGA: A. Rosa 21 pts. Tuesday’s winner was C. Clements 37 countback, and Thursday’s winner was C. Clements 35 countback.

Leongatha ON Saturday a Stableford event was held in heavy but fine conditions. Peter Rayson

(14) had a very good day to take out the A Grade with 40 points. Garry Peters (22) was successful in B Grade with 36 points. The Pro Pin on the 14th hole was won by Anthony Sparkes and Noel Johnson took out NTP on the 16th. Balls DTL went down to 31 points on a countback and were awarded to I. Murchie, A. Sparkes, D. Brown, M. Warby, F. Debono, P. Stivic, G. Marsham and M. Stubbs. Tuesday’ event was also Stableford with Ian Murchie (15) successful in A Grade with 36 points. Peter Waters (17) continued his good form to take out the B Grade event with 34 points on a countback. NTP on the 14th went to John Eabry and Keith Godridge was closest on the 16th. DTL balls went down to 31 points and were awarded to F. Smedley, M. Edney, D. Clemann, R. Williams, J. Lovell, D. Vorwerg, T. Williamson, T. Lewis, K. Godridge, P. Hartigan and P. Cannon. On Thursday an Ambrose Stableford event was held with the Team of Dave Barrack, Joe Lovell, Ray Burton and Grant McRitchie successful with a very good score of 59 points. NTP’s were Norm Hughes on the 14th and Keith

Korumburra ladies EIGHTEEN ladies played a Stableford round in lovely, fine weather at Korumburra last Wednesday. The winner in Division 1 (0-21) was Lee Clements (12) with a good score of 35 points and runner-up was Moira Rogers (15) with 26 points. Division 2 (22-45) was won by Barb Twite (27) with 34 points and runner-up was Lynette McIvor (23) with 30 points. Nearest the pins were Barb Walker on the 1st and Barb Twite on the 13th. Welcome home to Lee Clements and Marg Young after their week away in the north of the state along the Murray River. Good to hear they had some wins with balls down the line and nearest the pins at some of these courses. Unfortunately, there were was no ladies competition on Saturday. We have some members away, plus the weather hasn’t been as kind on Saturdays as Wednesdays. The lady members of the Korumburra Golf Club were saddened to hear of the passing of our past president and captain, Bonnie Perks. Bonnie was also a wonderful help to new golfers over many years. We will be travelling in cars, rather than by bus, to the Par 3 Melaleuca Link Golf Course on August 21, so the club has offered to pay for the 9 holes of golf plus the main course for lunch. There will be a list at the club for names, if you are able to attend. Next Wednesday is the second round of the Wardle Par event and Tee Stewards are Carie Harding and Julie Hislop, who will put the field out. A reminder of the High Tea on Sunday, August 18 featuring music from the Korumburra Secondary School band. After the success of the Christmas in July, this would be another lovely way to spend an afternoon with friends and to support the Club.

Golfing guys: Greg Fennell, Matt Smith, Ash Hickey and Ivor Tee time: John Hassett, Doug Clemann, Rob Beilby and Eddie McClennan hit it off at Woorayl Golf Course on Saturday. Poole made it round the Woorayl Golf Course on the weekend.

Woorayl LAST weekend we held our fourball championships, with individual events each day. Saturday was sponsored by Graham and Will Kennedy, and Mick Herrald and Jim Newton won with plus eight. Balls to Dean Dwyer and Z. Trease, J. Howard, G. Winkler; G. Godridge on the 16th. DTL balls were awarded to the teams of Rebecca Thomas, Denis Hanna, Norm Hughes and Portia Williamson and Peter Walsh, Dave Vorwerg, Peter Waters and Al Sperling.

Leongatha ladies FORTY two ladies competed in the July Monthly Medal on Wednesday. It was also the play off round for the Silver Spoon qualifiers. The Monthly Medal winner, her first ever at Leongatha, was Marg Berry with 86/13/73. Marg also won the Scratch and A Grade events. Not content with that, she won both nearest the pins and the raffle. There were heavy fines imposed. B Grade was won by Rita de Bondt with 76 net, C Grade was won by Marion Bellingham with 80 net and Pat West, definitely on a winning streak, won D Grade with 77 net. Down the line balls were won by Dot Stubbs 77 net, Maxine Eabry, Trish Owen and Kerry Hogan 80, Jan Paice 82, Val Brydon, Pat Pease and Pam Christensen 83 and Anna de Bondt 84 on a count back from two others. Dot Stubbs was the qualifier for the Silver Spoon finals in Melbourne later in the year. Trish Owen had 29 putts to win the putting competition. Nearest the pins on both the 14th and 16th holes were won by Marg Berry. Lianne Adamson won the 9 hole competition with 15 points and our ever reliable Kit Boag won a down the line ball with 14 points. Saturday July 20 Winner: Rebecca Wilson 36 points on a count back. Down the line: Marianne Leaver 36 points. Nearest the pin: Coral Gray.

Meeniyan men

Korumburra ladies’ golf: Barb Walker and Barb Twite, were the winners of the Nearest the Pins, after playing on the picturesque Korumburra course last Wednesday.

SATURDAY saw a small, but select group contest a singles par event sponsored, with our thanks, by J. Nichols. The winner of A Grade with –1 was W. Bullock (13). Runner-up, with –5, was C. Graeme (11). Obviously there are some perks to being the captain! B Grade

McKinnon, J. Redmond; M. Smith, A. Hickey; N. Lovie, Danny Dwyer and D. Symmons, T. Walters.Nearest the pins to Geoff McKinnon and Trent Walters. Sunday’s event was sponsored by Panthers Mensland and Michael Grist and Warren Turner won with plus six. Balls to Danny Dwyer, N. Lovie; B. Robjant, T. Burgess; M.

was won by R. Hannay (24) with –2 and runner-up was L. Redpath (23) with –3 on a count back (possibly money changed hands). Balls went to D. Baggallay (-3), P. Riddle (-3) and H. Mueller (-4). Nobody managed to take either the NTP or the pro pin and A. Shatten, in his absence, missed out on the member’s draw. Tuesday’s stroke event was also won by W. Bullock (14) with a net 63. Balls went to I. Trease (66), D. McIntyre (70), B. Wright (72) and L. Redpath (73). NTP was L. Hemphill and best 9 went to J. Hyett. Congratulations to I. Trease on his eagle two on the 6th (his playing partners look forward to his sharing of the balls). Thursday’s Stableford event was won by G. Revell (9) with 34 pts with A.J. McHarg next on 32. NTP also went to G.Revell and best 9 to R. Hannay.

Foster Golf FINALLY some rain at the end of the week has changed the course to winter conditions. From now on we are to play preferred lies through the green. Last Tuesday Neville Thompson (9) shot a good 39 pts to win from Larry Giddy (18) on 38 pts. Dave Hutchinson was NTP. On Thursday Randy Reusch (18) was on fire to have 40 pts to win easily from Pat McKay (5) on 37 pts and Phil Schofield (13) on 36 pts. NTP was Kevin Witheridge. On Friday in cold conditions only four players ventured out and the best score was Rhys Ireland with 12 pts. On Saturday A Grade was won by Cam Downing (9) with 39 pts. Cam parred in from the 4th after an indifferent start – great stuff. B Grade went to Andrew Naylor (19) who also had a top round with 39 pts. DTL balls were won by Rob Fulton (12) on 38 pts, Neville Thompson (8) on 37 pts, Noel Black (6) and Kevin Witheridge (10) both on 35 pts, and Greg Cox (10) on 34 pts. The NTP’s were Noel Black (two holes), Norm Cooper (two holes) and Peter Dight. The encourage-

Wood, S. Sullivan and B. Stubbs, I. Balfour. Nearest the pins to Brett Stubbs and Brian Wilson. The 36 holes results were, scratch Brett Stubbs and Ian Balfour with 143 and the handicap section went to Dean Dwyer and Zac Trease with plus 12. The 36 hole trophies will be presented on presentation night, the

ment award was shared by Gary Clavarino and Paul Spencer – both on 21 pts. The club has introduced some further playing and clubhouse incentives and bonuses for members. As part of this the winner of the monthly medal will have the right to a 50 per cent discount on the price of all the clubhouse drinks they order until the next medal day. Keep posted for details of other incentives. Jake Chaseling was drawn but was not present to collect the $1000 member’s draw available, so it’s a draw for $1050 this Friday. You need to be in the clubhouse when the draw is made some time between 6.30 – 8 pm to be eligible to win. The timing of the draw varies at random – being any time between 6.30 to 8 pm. The club has expressed to South Gippsland Water its interest in accessing treated waste water from SGW for use on the course. Discussions are at an early stage and if a proposal is put to the club a full cost benefit evaluation will be done. If it did proceed it would involve some expenditure by the club on installing infrastructure to facilitate it, but would produce ongoing savings on the cost of the club’s water use. A dam is to be put in the gully behind the 8th green in the next few weeks. This dam may be used for storage as part of the arrangements with SG Water if that comes to pass. The club is to give consideration to the possibility of extending the practice green. Coming Events Thurs. July 25th – Stableford Fri. July 26th - Chicken Run – Holes 10 to 18 ( continuation ) Fri July 26th - Members Draw - $1050 - 6.30 to 8.00 pm Sat. June 27th – Par Tues Aug 1st – Stableford The Happy Hooker.

Mirboo North Thursday, July 18

THE day winner of the stableford competition on

scratch was donated by Ryans Bricks and the handicap by Jim Newton Concreting. Our Thursday competition went to Ross Winkler with 35 points and a ball went to Graham Challis. It is stroke next week as we play for our medal sponsored by Leongatha Refrigeration and Daikin.

Thursday was Joe Taylor (17) 35 pts. Down the line: R. Robbins 34 pts, Terry Shandley 34 pts. Saturday, July 20

Competition: President’s Trophy first play-off. Day winner Mike Higginbottom (29) 41 pts. Down the line: G. Watson 40 pts, S. McInnes 39, Joe Taylor 38, S. Duff 37. 2nd shot nearest the pin 1st hole: Terry Donnison. Nearest the pin: 4th P. Chapman, 6th L. Pinner, 13th P. Draper, 16th Terry Bradshaw. Ladies’ winner: L. Pinner (17) 30 pts.

Veteran’s Golf OVERCAST conditions and intermittent spatters of rain greeted the 86 veteran golfers who came to play the Phillip Island course on July 18. Thanks to Ryan Hall and his team of ground staff the course was in enviable condition, the presentation and the layout was excellent. A shotgun start saw the field off in a stableford competition and it wasn’t long before cries of joy were heard from various fairways. We returned to a substantial well cooked lunch provided by the RSL who are the club caterers. The results showed that once again the host club provided the winners. A Grade was won by 85 year old John Watt who came home with 37 points while B Grade went to Don StewartUden with a fine score of 39. These were excellent results in damp conditions for two fine golfers. John Watt has been known for several decades for his ability to win 20 cents from fellow competitors who return poorer scores than himself. The gardens of his property in Melbourne disappeared long ago under towering columns of the coins thus obtained. John won A Grade on a count back from fellow Phillip Islanders Mike Fitzmaurice, Rod Ward and Fred Panozzo for whom commiserations are due. Nearest the pins went to Kevin Bayley, (Wonthaggi), Stuart Hamil-

ton, (Phillip Island), Steve Osbaldstone, (Korumburra) and Larry Giddy, (Foster), on 5, 7, 10 and 17 respectively. Ball run down went to 31 points. The next game will be at Woorayl Golf Club on Thursday, August 15. This will be a single stableford and will not be a shotgun start. Players will be hitting off from 8.30 am.

Wonthaggi ON a wet and windy Saturday we played a par event which attracted 78 players. A Grade winner was G. Jeaves +4, B Grade S. Mannix +2, C Grade J. Harvey sq. Balls down the line: I. Baker +3, M. Johnson, G. Turner +2; R. Johnson, M. Stanes +1; D. Birt, P. Young, G. Crawford, G. Linguey, K. Bayley sq; N. Goudall, P. Davies, D. Williams -1. Nearest the pin: 2nd J. Sartori, 8th J. Sartori, 13th S. Mannix, 17th G. Turner. Preferred lies through the green are now in play due to the excess water and to protect the course. Good golfing, and I hope see you all on the course this week.

Wonthaggi ladies A three person drop out Ambrose (the person whose ball is selected does not hit the next shot) was our game to be played last Wednesday which spreads the responsibility and evens out the teams. A bit of fun and relaxation was the name of the game. The winners of the day were a surprised Marg Johnson (10), new nanna Marg O’Halloran (18), and Pat Schenholm (45) which gave them a handicap of 12 1/6. So with 84 (12 1/6) net 71 5/6 was enough to take home the winning vouchers from a second team Chris Yann, Di Grimmond and Jacqueline Loughran 73 2/6. The winners had a great start when Marg O’Halloran gobbled in a birdie on the second and then slam dunked a 15 metre putt for a four on the third which kick started the round. NTP 2nd Pam Russell, NTP 17th Denise Miller, Pro Pin 8th Ria Stewart.

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SOCCER | SPORT • Knights v Wonthaggi Under 19

• Knights under 13s

Leongatha wins arm wrestle

Mud good for Knights

IN cold, blustery conditions Leongatha kicked with the wind in the first half at Wonthaggi’s home ground. Leongatha attacked the ball from the start with Luis Alba taking a number of good runs down the side line early, passing off to Matt Wardle who had some great shots at goal. Tom Dudley just missed the goal from a bomb of a kick at midfield. About 20 minutes in to the game, Darcy O’Connor took on three determined opposition players and stabbed the ball passed them into the bot-

tom corner of the net. This was the only score of the match. Fergus Warren sent the ball to Tom Stampton late in the first half who made a valiant attempt to goal, only to be thwarted by a great save from the Wonthaggi keeper, Jack Gow, who played a consistently good game throughout. In the second half Wonthaggi was able to attack time and again but the Knight’s keeper, Frenchman Basile Gachon proved to be rock solid under pressure. The Knight’s great team passing and solid defence enabled them to come out winners at full time. Both teams played strong, hard and fair soccer. Matt Wardle won Leongatha’s player of the day.

YOU could have been forgiven for thinking you were at a mud run as the Leongatha Knights faced Prom Coast in a boggy pitch at Welshpool on Sunday. And while both sides braved freezing temperatures, nothing could dampen the enthusiasm of the players. A much improved Prom Coast side battled the wind in the first half and kept the Knights defence busy. First time keeper Kate took some strong saves when the Prom Coast attack broke through. Leongatha continued its skilled passing and attacking game and kicked three goals in the first. An unfortunate own goal had the score at 4-0 at the break. The second half had Prom Coast kicking with the wind and used this and lapses in the Knights defence to pressure hard and was rewarded for its efforts with a goal. But the Knights would not be held back and piled on a further four goals to take the win. Final score Knights 8 - Prom Coast 1. The Knights player of the day was Joaquin Alba for consistently strong footwork and skills with the ball. He celebrates with vouchers from Serafino’s Pizza and Bakers Delight in Leongatha.

• South Coast Stars v Trafalgar

Victory take spoils from Stars IT was the battle of third versus fourth at the Outtrim Oval on Sunday, although those positions belied the fact the impressive Trafalgar outfit was a healthy six points ahead of the fourth placed Stars before the game and a home side win would be something of an upset. Undaunted, the Stars were feeling confident after a solid win in the previous week, and when the whistle blew they were happy to take the game to the Victory. The Stars midfield and forwards were looking hungry and Trafalgar was finding it difficult to get its renowned passing game operating effectively. It was an impressive opening and the game became an absorbing parry and thrust as both teams played the ball around, seeking that elusive opening. It felt like the game would be broken open by a piece of skill or by luck and in the end, the Stars were happy to receive the latter. Barry O’Farrell lined up a free kick in a dangerous position and although his initial shot was good it was helped considerably by a huge deflection that left the goalie with no chance and the Stars were 1-0 up. Following the goal the Stars looked good for their lead, soaking up Trafalgar pressure and eking out several more opportunities. This was all to change in the last

15 minutes of the half. Personnel changes and a few tiring legs seemed to upset the South Coast rhythm and before it knew it had leaked two goals to the Victory that saw it unexpectedly go into the break in the lead. South Coast kept its heads high and the second half followed the pattern of the first with few real clear cut chances available for either team. The Victory was beginning to find more space in the final third but the Stars held on and still managed to create some chances at the other end. It was difficult to see where the next goal would come from but in the end Trafalgar received its own piece of luck when around the 30 minute mark a speculative shot from outside the box took a deflection and floated over the Stars goalie to give the away side a two goal cushion. The Stars had a couple of set piece opportunities to reduce the deficit and Trafalgar was looking dangerous on the break but there was no further goals and the Victory ran out 3-1 winners in what was an entertaining game of some quality.

Women The weather was chilly and windy for the women’s soccer game between the South Coast Stars and Trafalgar on Sunday at the Stars home ground in Outtrim. After winning the toss the Stars women took the advantage of the wind behind them and made a succession of surging forays to goal,

South Gippsland Bridge Club Meeniyan – Monday Evening: 1st Brian and Sally Hoskins. 2nd Frank Arndt, Peter Braker. 3rd Susan Ruffin, Clive Hope. Tarwin Lower – Tuesday afternoon: North/South: 1st Kathryn Smith, Colin Cameron. 2nd Faye Rowlands, Pat West. 3rd Jack Kuiper, John Sutton. East/West: 1st Clive Hope, Frank Arndt. 2nd Vivian Westaway, Maureen Stiles. 3rd Norma Hannay, Marj Freeman.

Korumburra volleyball Round 1 A Grade: Pirates d Bugs (3:0) 25:7, 25:17, 25:15. Giants d Golliwogs (2:1) 25:18, 25:27, 24:21. Champions d Warriors (2:1) 25:16, 22:25, 21:16.

B Grade: Shark Bait d M. G. Holy Cows (3:0) 25:9, 25:10, 25:13. HELP d Panthers (2:1) 25:19, 25:18, 12:17. Chargers d Misfits (3:1) 22:25, 25:9, 25:10, 16:7.

but Trafalagar knew it had a hungry team on its hands and managed to hold the Stars off. Both teams seemed to be evenly matched despite Trafalgar being the undefeated team this season. South Coast was showing the vast improvement made this season and was in no way overwhelmed by the league leaders. The game started to turn physical towards the end of the first half as both teams became more determined to gain a lead for their side. By the end of the first half the score held at 0-0 and the Stars were beginning to dream of pulling off an amazing upset. Early in the second half South Coast Stars player Kate Down was awarded a free kick which she deftly lobbed over Trafalgar’s defensive wall to score a magnificent goal in the top corner. The Stars were delighted but it was no more than deserved after working hard to pressure the Victory side. Without subs Trafalgar tired but fought back hard and kept the South Coast Stars defence at bay. The Stars soaked up the pressure magnificently and despite all the possession Trafalgar never really looked likely to make up the deficit. The final score finished 1-0, a great result for the Stars. Special mention must go to the South Coast defence and goalie who had a lot of work to do in the second half but rose to the challenge to ensure the Stars finals push gained further momentum.

Challenge calls competitors REGISTRATIONS for the third annual Bass Coast Cycle Challenge are now open. With the first two years being a great success the challenge is inviting competitors to register for the 2013 event which is happening on Saturday, November 16. This is a charity cycling event in support of Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA). The Bass Coast Cycle Challenge starts and finishes in Inverloch and offers spectacular cycling through the quiet country roads of the Bass Coast and South Gippsland region. It’s a limited field of 1000 riders so make sure you register early to start training and experience this beautiful ride. Log onto to register for the event.

• Korumburra City v Morwell

City success over Morwell THE sun came out on typical Korumburra winters day, the wind was up and so was the Korumburra spirits. With a lot to fight for Korumburra scored first and followed it up with another goal, then shortly before half time Morwell got on the board, the Burra ahead 2-1 at half time. The second half Morwell flooded Korumburra and rotated players around the pitch trying to find a way through and finally it paid off with Morwell’s second goal. The Burra true to form fired up with two quick goals putting Morwell on the back foot. Morwell scored a third against the run of play but the Burra responded quickly putting the game beyond doubt Final score Korumburra 5 - Morwell 3.

Reserves Korumburra played hosts to Morwell on a dry but cold day, the wind was very strong favouring the end to which Korumburra was kicking to in the first half. The Burra dominated the game early, constantly attacking the goals and the scoring came at a steady pace. Three first half goals to Jarrah Raabe and two goals to Dillon Jones saw the Burra in full control at half time leading 5-0.

Morwell with the advantage of the stiff breeze attacked early in the second half and managed two goals to bring a bit of pressure back on to Korumburra. Korumburra’s chances in the second half were limited but they held on to score a well deserved 5-2 win.

Under 16s Korumburra played Leongatha in the Under 16s match and it was the home side that dominated from the kick off. Leongatha kicked with the aid of a strong wind in the first half but it was Korumburra that took the lead after seven minutes when Zoe Allen coolly beat the keeper. Fifteen minutes in Leongatha was awarded a penalty but Cloe Rodda made a good save and the Burra went further ahead after a goal to Liam miller, Korumburra ahead 2-0 at half time. The second half saw some strong play by passing the ball around well. At the 39 minute mark Hayden Smith beat five players and scored a good goal and Liam Miller scored another two goals to complete a hat trick of goals for the match and Aiden Richards put the icing on the cake after beating a couple of defenders and the keeper. Korumburra too strong winning 6-0.

On the track: Stu Smith, third from left, in the final stage of the Chinese Tour of Qinghai Lake.

Smith completes Chinese test By Jacob de Kunder “Tough!” That’s how Stu Smith described the gruelling 2000km Tour of Qinghai Lake in China he completed over the past fortnight. Smith spoke to The Star after returning to Australia on Monday. “It was the hardest tour I have ever done by a mile,” he said. Smith finished the tour 69th overall and led the Australian team home. He humbly said the reason for this was “it came down to me just having the least amount of bad days.” The outrageous tour climbed to altitudes over 4000m which causes havoc for the body. “Once I got my breath back it was just unreal, it was so high up,” Smith said. “One stage was a 35km climb and it had more than 20 switchbacks in it. “Some of the places that we went to were just unreal. You wouldn’t ever see them, I don’t know how people live there. Smith said that the weather was a contributing factor to the toughness of the tour as well. “We were there in the hottest month and it rained every second day,” he said. “Every day felt like two days. You’d get wet for an hour or two hours then it would be 30 degrees, it was just something else. “Because we were travelling so far and going from such different altitudes the weather was completely different at different stages.” Smith said the goal for his team was just to finish. “I was sick for the last week and fighting all sorts of stuff so I was really happy to finish,” he said.

“Everyone’s goal in the team was to finish. I would say over 20 riders didn’t make it to the end.” The last few stages were relatively easy compared to the first few according to the 22 year old. “The tour peaked in the middle,” he said. “We started high and then got higher and then the last couple of stages were at around 1500m and were mostly loops in cities which was very different to the start. “The hardest part for me was the day before the rest day. I was really starting to struggle but luckily we had the rest day there or it would have been a different story.” Although the thinner air made respiration a struggle there were some advantages. “It was super fast racing because at altitude there is less air resistance,” he said. “We were averaging about 50km an hour which made it quick but super hard to get in break-aways because you would have to ride at close to 60kms an hour. “You do ride about 20 per cent below what you do at sea level, you think you are going the same but you are going well below.” Smith is now set to compete in the Tour of Gippsland which starts in Phillip Island next week. “Hopefully it has put me in really good stead for (the Tour of) Gippsland,” he said. “It was completely different riding with this next level of riders and has really helped me as a rider.” Despite the hard test the tour was Smith would do it all again he said. “Certainly a race you couldn’t go to with having that kind of experience before,” he said. “And I would love to go back again. Although if you asked me yesterday I would probably say ‘never again’.”

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Gippsland netball Results - Round 14 A Grade: Leongatha 47 d Drouin 44, Morwell 38 d Maffra 35, Sale 66 d Moe 21, Traralgon 40 d Bairnsdale 29, Wonthaggi 48 d Warragul 29. B Grade: Leongatha 54 d Drouin 46, Morwell 51 d Maffra 12, Moe 45 d Sale 44, Traralgon 54 d Bairnsdale 36, Warragul 43 d Wonthaggi 36. C Grade: Leongatha 39 d Drouin 20, Morwell 34 d Maffra 18, Sale 40 d Moe 20, Traralgon 36 d Bairnsdale 24, Wonthaggi 52 d Warragul 14. 17 & Under: Drouin 34 d Leongatha 29, Maffra 52 d Morwell 17, Sale 34 d Moe 27, Traralgon 46 d Bairnsdale 16, Wonthaggi 57 d Warragul 17. 15 & Under: Drouin 37 d Leongatha 32, Maffra 38 d Morwell 11, Sale 35 d Moe 30, Traralgon 37 d Bairnsdale 25, Wonthaggi 49 d Warragul 14. 13 & Under: Drouin 27 d Leongatha 17, Maffra 55 d Morwell 5, Sale 59 d Moe 13, Traralgon 20 d Bairnsdale 19, Wonthaggi 30 d Warragul 11.

Ladders A Grade Sale .............................182.06 Morwell ......................125.04 Leongatha ..................120.69 Drouin ........................126.17 Wonthaggi ..................101.78 Traralgon .......................94.34 Maffra............................97.07 Bairnsdale .....................75.86

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Moe ...............................67.49 Warragul ........................53.66 B Grade Morwell ......................222.73 Leongatha ..................164.90 Traralgon ...................158.07 Drouin ........................102.72 Maffra ..........................90.88 Moe ...............................82.43 Sale................................81.68 Wonthaggi .....................65.49 Bairnsdale ..................... 69.11 Warragul ........................58.36 C Grade Morwell ......................162.85 Wonthaggi ..................157.58 Traralgon ...................167.97 Bairnsdale .................. 110.34 Drouin ........................125.19 Leongatha.................... 117.53 Maffra............................85.02 Sale................................83.56 Moe ...............................44.28 Warragul ........................35.07 17 & Under Traralgon ...................210.03 Maffra ........................172.98 Sale .............................170.72 Wonthaggi ..................147.21 Bairnsdale ..................105.84 Moe .............................106.13 Drouin ...........................71.01 Leongatha......................80.44 Morwell .........................39.87 Warragul ........................36.92 15 & Under Sale .............................210.31 Traralgon ...................195.30 Wonthaggi ..................162.39 Maffra ........................135.86 Drouin ..........................99.76 Bairnsdale ................... 114.40 Moe ...............................80.71 Leongatha......................61.51 Warragul ........................50.83 Morwell .........................29.19 13 & Under Traralgon ...................232.24 Sale .............................255.21 Maffra ........................249.77 Bairnsdale ..................171.49 Wonthaggi ..................141.37 Drouin .........................126.12 Leongatha......................49.39 Warragul ........................25.10 Moe ...............................37.39 Morwell .........................23.29

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Senior sweep A Grade: Leongatha 47 def Drouin 43 Awards: Kasie Rump (Rusty Windmill) and Meg Rosser (SportsFirst) Auction: Kate McCarthy A very hard fought win in tough conditions. All players did their job well with many tight passages of play. You all adjusted well to the conditions, finally beating Drouin at home. B Grade: Leongatha 54 def Drouin 46 Awards: Kate McCracken (Serafinos) and Mel Hughes (Rusty Windmill) Auction: Mel Hughes A tough game in ice cold and soaking conditions. Drouin proved to be a tough opposition but persistence and perseverance at both ends of the court resulted in a sound victory. C Grade: Leongatha 39 def Drouin 20 Awards: Brooke Brown (Influence), Carlie McNamara (Skin Therapy) and Meg Patterson (Rusty Windmill) Auction: Crista Davies Wow, what a win! We played like we wanted to win and we won convincingly. It’s been a long time since we played like the team that was on the court today. The combinations worked well and we chased the ball hard. A fantastic effort by everyone and a well deserved win. Under 17s: Leongatha 29 lost to Drouin 34 Awards: Lisa Clark (BodyFirst) and Bridgette Argento (Paradise Pizza) A hard game from the word go. Some fantastic

Stretch: the Wonthaggi goal shooter gets her hands on a high pass in B Grade on Saturday. Photo by Mark Drury.

passages of play but we let ourselves down at the end of quarters. Confidence in ourselves and each other is the key. Bad luck.

Eye on the ball: Inverloch-Kongwak and MDU clashed on the court on Saturday. Photo by Mark Drury.

Under 15s: Leongatha 32 lost to Drouin 37 Awards: Lisa Clark (Bakers Delight) and Kristy O’Loughlin (SportsFirst) Wow! Great game ladies and oh so close. Keep working hard at the ball. Under 13s: Leongatha 17 lost to Drouin 27 Awards: Simone Dekker (Paradise Pizza) and Macey Davidson (Serafinos) Slow start to the day, but fantastic last half. Keep working hard at training and believe in your team. You make a wonderful team! Well done!

LDNA netball Saturday, July 20 11/Under: Mirboo North Purple 19 d Mt Eccles Aqua 7, Mt Eccles Pink 15 d Mirboo North Gold 13, Mt Eccles Purple 23 d Town Black 1, Mt Eccles White 7 drew St Laurence Maroon 7, Meeniyan & District 9 d Town Tangerine 7, Mirboo North White 11 drew St Laurence Gold 11. 13/Under: Mirboo North Purple 27 d Meeniyan & District 25, Town Black 18 d Mt Eccles Aqua 2, Mt Eccles Purple 15 d Town Tangerine 9, St Laurence 12 d Mt Eccles Pink 8. 15/Under: Town Black 26 d Mt Eccles Navy 22, Mirboo North 47 d St Laurence Gold 10, Mt Eccles White 18 d Town Tangerine 17. C Grade: Meeniyan & District Yellow 24 d Town Black 16, Meeniyan & District Blue 38 d Town Tangerine 30, Mirboo North Purple 39 d St Laurence 14. B Grade: Mt Eccles

White 30 d Town Black 17, Mt Eccles Navy 35 d Town Green 29. A Grade: Mt Eccles White 53 d Mt Eccles Navy 29, St Laurence 40 d Town 36.

Ladders 13/U Mirboo North Gold ...281.08 Town Black ................168.67 Mirboo Nth Purple....152.60 St Laurence ................120.93 Meeniyan & Dist ......... 107.33 Mt Eccles Aqua .............58.94 Mt Eccles Purple ...........63.70 Town Tangerine.............52.55 Mt Eccles Pink ..............50.82 15/U Mirboo North ............200.00 Town Black ................134.62 St Laurence Blue .......123.84 Mt Eccles Navy ..........106.95 Mt Eccles White ............89.50 Town Tangerine.............69.80 St Laurence Gold ..........49.24 C Grade Meen & Dist Blue ......187.37 Meen & Dist Yellow...133.63 Mirboo Nth Gold .......124.31 Mirboo Nth Purple.... 115.90 Town Tangerine.............75.75 St Laurence ...................61.33 Town Black ...................60.17 B Grade Town Black ................167.90 Town Green................103.06 Mt Eccles White ..........70.05 Mt Eccles Navy ............72.88 A Grade Town ...........................161.86 St Laurence ................135.88 Mt Eccles White ..........72.69 Mt Eccles Navy ............63.33

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On to it: Zoe Archer and Sophie Kane rush for the loose ball in horrible conditions at Korumburra on Saturday.

LDNA umpires July 27 11am: Emily Chadwick, Nikki Stockdale, Gemma Pruin, Millie Hannon, Janice Hill, Chelsea Hofman, Madison Wight, Kaili Pritchett, Maria Evison, Anita Gourlay, Julie Grant. 12 noon: Mellisa Beardsworth, Tino Nyamunduri, Janice Hill, Kayla Beardsworth, Brittany Price, Angelique Dunlevie, Laura

Croatto, Di Brew, Janice Sing, Amy Smith, Lauren Baudinette, Elly Egan, Tracey Miles, Narelle Hanily. 1pm: Lauren Baudinette, Sue Ritchie, Karen Clarke, Nadine Smith, Barb Challis, Janice Sing, Robyn Kenny, Danielle Jones, Phil Smith. 2.15pm: Erin Baudinette, Lori McKenzie, Jamie Gourlay, Brittany Tenneyhuis, Anita Gourlay, Kerri Bentvelzen, Emma Smith Any enquiries phone Julie Grant 0407 076 425.

Alberton netball Results - Round 16 July 20 A Grade: Stony Creek 63 d Toora 26, InverlochKongwak 45 d MDU 34, Korumburra-Bena 70 d Kilcunda-Bass 12, Fish Creek 55 d DWWWW 20, Dalyston 83 d Tarwin 17, Foster 72 d Yarram 22. B Grade: Foster 91 d Yarram 7, Fish Creek 67 d DWWWW 52, MDU 62 d Inverloch-Kongwak 38, Korumburra-Bena 98 d Kilcunda-Bass 15, Stony Creek 59 d Toora 44, Dalyston 54 d Tarwin 43. C Grade: Foster 41 d Yarram 19, Fish Creek 44 d DWWWW 19, Inverloch-Kongwak 44 d MDU 14, Stony Creek 37 d Toora 29, Dalyston 36 d Tarwin 32. 17 & Under: Foster 52 d Yarram 24, Fish Creek 38 d DWWWW 17, Inverloch-Kongwak 38 d MDU

12, Korumburra-Bena 57 d Kilcunda-Bass 15, Stony Creek 68 d Toora 11, Dalyston 59 d Tarwin 42. 15 & Under: Yarram 31 d Foster 20, Fish Creek 44 d DWWWW 5, Inverloch-Kongwak 33 d MDU 20, Korumburra-Bena 25 d Kilcunda-Bass 16, Stony Creek 25 d Toora 20, Dalyston 34 d Tarwin 8. 13 & Under: Foster 53 d Yarram 5, Fish Creek 35 d DWWWW 11, Inverloch-Kongwak 16 d MDU 13, Korumburra-Bena 38 d Kilcunda-Bass 3, Dalyston 49 d Tarwin 2, Stony Creek 29 d Toora 25.

Ladders A Grade Dalyston .....................272.17 Kor-Bena ....................326.64 Fish Creek ..................213.03 Inv-Kongwak ............. 115.28 Phillip Island..............154.19 Foster..........................145.02 Stony Creek.................139.58 MDU ...........................100.50 Yarram ...........................63.40

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Tarwin ...........................57.02 Toora .............................47.12 DWWWW.....................38.50 Kil-Bass.........................22.08 B Grade Kor-Bena ....................218.93 Foster..........................209.69 Dalyston .....................155.97 Phillip Island..............142.45 DWWWW..................131.57 Fish Creek ..................127.71 MDU ........................... 119.04 Tarwin .........................100.35 Stony Creek...................84.79 Inv-Kongwak ................64.05 Yarram ...........................47.20 Toora .............................46.29 Kil-Bass.........................34.35 C Grade Kor-Bena ....................263.48 Inv-Kongwak .............155.71 Dalyston .....................146.34 Stony Creek ...............134.35 Fish Creek ..................125.58 Phillip Island..............128.79 Toora .............................94.38 Tarwin .........................102.88 Foster.............................84.58 MDU .............................65.38 DWWWW.....................57.25 Yarram ...........................35.90 Kil-Bass.........................26.20 17 & Under Dalyston .....................165.36 Stony Creek ...............206.62 Inv-Kongwak .............143.29 Kor-Bena ....................165.09

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Fish Creek ..................154.03 Foster.......................... 117.80 Tarwin .........................101.05 Phillip Island .................91.82 DWWWW.....................83.08 MDU .............................63.02 Yarram ...........................61.35 Toora .............................41.16 Kil-Bass.........................37.16 15 & Under Fish Creek ..................244.63 Phillip Island..............209.13 Kor-Bena ....................189.76 Yarram .......................187.50 Dalyston .....................149.19 Inv-Kongwak .............159.87 Kil-Bass.......................141.30 Foster...........................107.59 MDU ...........................103.65 Stony Creek...................37.06 Toora .............................29.28 DWWWW.....................23.85 Tarwin ...........................19.55 13 & Under Dalyston .....................365.35 Inv-Kongwak .............293.83 Kor-Bena ....................323.68 MDU ...........................222.08 Fish Creek ..................219.53 Foster..........................238.78 Phillip Island ...............236.81 DWWWW.....................56.66 Yarram ...........................46.92 Kil-Bass.........................29.49 Toora .............................29.36 Stony Creek...................24.27 Tarwin ...........................24.26

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FOOTBALL | SPORT Mid Gippsland League SENIORS LADDER Mirboo North ........ 218.04 Newborough ......... 180.40 Yinnar ................... 143.35 Trafalgar ............... 143.30 Boolarra ................ 138.75 Hill End .................. 103.63 Morwell East ............ 69.44 Thorpdale ................ 56.82 Yarragon .................. 44.69 Yall-Yall North .......... 56.00

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RESERVES LADDER Newborough ......... 270.21 Yinnar ................... 425.65 Trafalgar ............... 175.68 Mirboo North ........ 155.45 Boolarra ................ 131.55 Hill End .................. 100.00 Morwell East ............ 59.41 Thorpdale ................ 49.09 Yall-Yall North .......... 34.52 Yarragon .................. 31.76

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THIRDS LADDER Yarragon ............... 663.07 Thorpdale ............. 249.50 Yinnar ................... 233.55 Newborough ......... 200.00 Trafalgar ............... 104.02 Mirboo North.......... 128.77 Boolarra ................... 64.53 Yall-Yall North .......... 60.44 Morwell East ............ 22.77 Hill End .................... 13.39

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FOURTHS LADDER Yinnar ................... 985.59 Yarragon ............... 490.69 Newborough ......... 159.29 Mirboo North ........ 167.34 Yall-Yall North....... 122.94 Thorpdale ................ 83.19 Morwell East ............ 20.48 Hill End .................... 20.26 Trafalgar ................... 19.33

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Tigers lose, hold top spot By Rover IN conditions better suited to an otter-footed ornithorhynchus frolic, a teamworkdriven Boolarra, resoundingly defeated Mirboo North by 32 points in mud and slush at Boolarra Recreation Reserve on Saturday. Despite its second successive loss, the mighty Tigers remain on top of the Mid Gippsland ladder with 12 wins from 15 matches. Boolarra regained the George Lewis Memorial

SENIORS Boolarra 6.11.47 d Mirboo North 2.3.15 Boolarra goals: S. Mazou 2, J. Giardina 1, C. Riseley 1, K. Towt 1, N. Hider 1. Best: N. Hider, C. Riseley, S. Boddy, M. Van Dyke, S. Mazou, J. Elson. Mirboo North goals: B. Waters 1, A. Bence 1. Best: J. Taylor, D. McGennisken, J. Brooks, D. Gardener, B. Waters, A. Bence.

RESERVES Mirboo North 5.10.40 d Boolarra 2.8.20 Mirboo North goals: B. Van Heurck 3, S. Lawson 1, B. Palmer 1.

Shield and limited Mirboo North to its lowest score against the Demons in the 100th clash between the neighbouring clubs since 1955. Boolarra’s 2011 premiership coach, Tony Giardina, was all smiles after the game and delighted with the Demons’ work ethic and the adaptability of his players under extreme pressure. With torrential rain pouring down for the first half, the Demons gave the Tigers a thorough lesson in how to play fair-dinkum, hard-nosed, wet-weather football Without bothering about too much argy-bar-

Best: J. McDuffie, S. Rogers, L. Gervasi, B. Van Heurck, J. Blair, M. Taylor. Boolarra goals: C. Blackberry 2. Best: R. Kelly, M. Buglisi, R. Beamish, G. Smith, M. Windsor, M. Bloss.

THIRDS Mirboo North 10.7.67 d Boolarra 8.8.56 Mirboo North goals: L. Smit 3, J. Best 2, T. Taylor 2, D. O’Keefe 1, P. Hinkley 1, J. Redmond 1. Best: S. Pratt, L. Smith, N. Kreun, B. Richards, J. Redmond, T. Taylor. Boolarra goals: J. Dudek 6, D. Cooper 1, C. Noy 1. Best: P. Thomas, L. Lewis, C. Noy, M. Sauppe, D. Brick, J. Dudek.

gy or over-the-top, roughand-tumble, the Demons adapted better to, and showed more enthusiasm for, the challenges awaiting them. Boolarra did all of the early attacking and after a quick goal by forward pocket, Jesse Giardina and two more from the giant Sam Mazou, the Tigers were in a fix that would last all afternoon. The Tigers were relying on too few to do too much, whilst the Demons were playing like men possessed, by getting numbers around the Sherrin and forcing it forward at all costs. Brian “Muddy” Waters and Anthony Bence were Mirboo North’s only goal kickers, on a day where the Tigers had more passengers than a Manly ferry. Confusion reigned supreme in Mirboo North’s back-line, as the rain pelted down and the Demons relentlessly entered their attacking-50 with decisive systemized logistical flexibility. In plain speak, Boolarra completely controlled the game from go to whoa. Boolarra consistently

hit the contests hard and tackled ferociously whenever the Tigers gained possession. As well as confidently switching play, the destructive Demons resourcefully spotted-up, pushed-up, backed-up and moppedup, forcing the Tigers into desperately defensive, selfpreservation measures that were doomed to failure. Recent gun imports, Nick Hider, Chris Riseley, Scott Boddy and big man, Mark Van Dyke, were major performers in Boolarra’s victory, that sees the Demons cement their place in the five after their 10th win this season. As the ball became heavier and slipperier, Mirboo North’s link-ups were too often killed in its tracks through directionally impaired kicking and flustered handballs that went into opposition hands. Josh Taylor, Dale McGennisken and Joe Brooks battled hard for the Tigers, but too many of their teammates struggled to have sufficient impact to worry the Demons. Mirboo North’s inability to regularly cross over

half-forward, resulted in it failing to register a goal after half-time. Any chance of an unlikely Mirboo North vic-

tory was snuffed out when Ken Towt grubbed the Sherrin through an unguarded goal early in the final quarter.

OTHER MATCHES SENIORS Trafalgar 4.16.40 d Yallourn-Yall Nth 0.1.1 Yinnar 12.16.88 d Thorpdale 3.7.25 Newborough 10.24.84 d Yarragon 1.0.6 Hill End 7.13.55 d Morwell East 3.5.23 RESERVES Trafalgar 18.10.118 d Yallourn-Yall Nth 2.2.14 Yinnar 24.7.151 d Thorpdale 0.0.0 Newborough 14.8.92 d Yarragon 0.0.0 Hill End 18.20.128 d Morwell East 1.4.10

THIRDS Trafalgar 11.12.78 d Yallourn-Yall Nth 5.5.35 Yinnar 10.9.69 d Thorpdale 8.11.59 Yarragon 14.5.89 d Newborough 5.4.34 Morwell East 14.9.93 d Hill End 8.2.50 FOURTHS Yallourn-Yall Nth 7.9.51 d Trafalgar 1.1.7 Yinnar 11.9.75 d Thorpdale 2.4.16 Yarragon 7.8.50 d Newborough 2.1.13 Morwell East 4.4.28 d Hill End 3.3.21

Got ya: Leongatha Under 14s player Jonah Ball puts the squeeze on a Mirboo North player during last week’s match. The Parrots were too big and too strong in the encounter.

Footy melee at Fishy FISH Creek and the Allies butted heads during their clash this weekend. A large melee erupted after Adrian Seccull, who recently returned to the Fish Creek side, received a broken cheek bone in a nasty off ball collision with an Ally opponent. He was taken to hospital due to injury. A very sore Seccull told The Star he was leading across the field when he was struck by a stray elbow that almost knocked him out. Adrian was able to struggle to his feet and immediately asked the player concerned why he did what he did.

Unfortunatelty for Adrian the umpire in charge saw fit to give the offending player a free kick and 50 metre penalty. Fish Creek coach Andrew Seccull spoke with the umpires following the game but at this stage The Star does not know the outcome of that discussion. Adrian spent Saturday night at the Epworth Hospital, where it was confirmed he had a broken cheekbone and a fractured orbital (where the jaw bone hinges). He was preparing to visit the surgeon again yesterday. The game was running well in the Kangeroos favor up until this point starting

with a great running goal from over 50m to Seccull to open the game and Fish Creek was away. Only a minute later Jake Staley showed off his Pele like skills with a nice goal out of the air. Fish Creek continued to attack and it was going to be a long day for DWWWW with the first quarter played almost entirely in the Fish Creek forward half of the ground. Shane Buckley against his former side was fantastic winning a lot of hard balls and another former Allies player in Seccull was looking very dangerous up forward. It wasn’t long before the Allies were flooding the

Tough spot: Lachie Pratt tries to regain his footing on Saturday while a fellow Roo sheppards his position.

Kangaroos forward 50 in an attempt to curb the scoring and on a number of occasions there was not a player to be seen in the Allies forward half of the ground. Further goals to Hanratty, Seccull, Shaw and Cooper gave Fish Creek a 42 point lead at the opening break. This could have easily been much greater if not for inaccurate kicking for goal by the Kangaroos. The second quarter was very similar to the first being played predominantly in the Fishy forward half. The Allies could not get any real momentum and when the heavens opened up half way through the second the game was not going to get any prettier. Fish Creek added goals through first gamer Buckland, Law (two), Jake Staley (two) and Seccull and pushed the margin out beyond 10 goals. Finally something to celebrate at the 25th minute when the Allies Henderson won a free kick on a rare trip into his F50 and converted the Allies first and only goal of the game. Half time and the margin was at 74 points with Law dominating up forward in the conditions for Fishy with help from Seccull, J. Staley, Manne, Rouda and Cooper while for the Allies Coffey, Vardy and Ferguson were all battling hard. The second half was played in constant rain with the ground getting heavier and conditions tougher.

Chad Macri: the speedster grabs a pass on the run during Fish Creek’s clash with the Allies on Saturday. Fish Creek were dealt a blow when Hanratty came from the ground with what appeared to be a knee injury and then that ugly incident that saw Seccull come from the ground had him headed straight to hospital. Fish Creek continued to attack and goals to Staley, Cooper and a Malcolm Blight like torpedo from John Danckert a fantastic goal from about 80m. Eight behinds in the quarter again disappointing for Fish Creek for not taking its opportunities in front of goal, the lead at the final break out to 101 points. Fish Creek continued on in the final quarter with the Allies players unable to match it with Fish Creek at any stage.

Four last quarter goals in atrocious conditions blew the final margin out to 125 points with all players happy to hear the final siren.

SENIORS Fish Creek 19.21.135 DWWWW 1.4.10 Fish Creek Goals: B. Cooper 4, J. Law 4, A. Seccull 3, J. Staley 2, D. Hanratty 1, C. Macri 1, J. Shaw 1, J. Danckert 1, S. Buckland 1, A. Ireland 1 DWWWW Goals: K. Henderson 1 Fish Creek Best: J. Law, T. Manne, J. Staley, S. Buckley, B. Cooper, J. Danckert DWWWW Best: B. Coffey, D. Vardy, L. Ferguson, B. Maher, T. Hunter, S. Vening

RESERVES Fish Creek 14.7.91 DWWWW 5.9.39 Leading Goalkicker: D. Britton 5 (F) Fish Creek Best: T. McGannon, M. Watkins, D. Britton, J. McKenzie, M. Francis, J. Moon DWWWW Best: D. Hooper, G. Ri-

Fish Creek now has a much needed bye while the Allies are on the road again down to the Stony Creek racecourse.

ley, S. Thomas, R. Benis, D. Skarratt, J. Henderson

THIRDS Fish Creek 24.16.160 DWWWW 0.0.0 Leading Goalkicker: R. McGannon 8 (F) Fish Creek Best: R. McGannon, J. Flanders, J. O’Sullivan, E. Park, T. Shanahan, Z. Price DWWWW Best: S. Vening, R. Benis, B. Maher, R. Schneider, D. McKeane, B. Weston

FOURTHS Fish Creek 13.13.91 DWWWW 0.1.1 Leading Goalkickers: G. Park 3, B. Rogers 3 (F) Fish Creek Best: H. McGannon, H. Krause, C. Buckland, D. Ryan, B. Rogers, R. Pridham DWWWW Best: J. McLeish, J. Saliakos, J. Vening, K. Hanning, S. Stone, B. Johnston

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Stony hold out Magpies STONY Creek made the best of the tough conditions to fight out a solid win over Toora.

Rise above: Stony Creek’s Josh Schelling soars up between two Magpies for a solid grab on Saturday. Photo courtesy Gerard

The much improved Toora outfit though took a lot of shaking with a three goal to one second quarter to Stony Creek the difference between the sides. Toora has improved steadily as the season has progressed and will be buoyed by their efforts. Conditions for the earlier games at the racecourse were good but terrible once the ball was bounced for the seniors. Slippery conditions with plenty of rain made it hard for all players and a credit to the umpires for keeping the game flowing and doing a top job with the whistle. Considering the conditions, the football remained interesting with the outcome open for much of the game. The on-ballers who got their hands on the pill were always going to figure with Rob Eddy and Jack Hughes working hard for the home side, Stony Creek. Josh Schelling took some unbelievable grabs for the Maroons despite the greasy ball. Luke Bowman, who has had limited footy in 2013, showed his class while Dylan Zuidema in the midfield and Kyle Van Der Pluym at half forward all contributed. Lucas McMillan snared three goals from his limited opportunities. For Toora Maurilli-Pullin was a standout with three

majors with on-baller Toner winning plenty with solid games from Mills and Harris. Stony Creek could be on a winner again as they host the Allies while Toora journeys close to home and will play Foster at Foster.

Stony Creek 8.8.56 d Toora & District 6.3.39 Stony Creek Goals: L. McMillan 3, J. Schelling 2, R. Eddy 1, S. Marriott 1, L. Bowman 1. Toora Goals: J. Maurilli-Pullin 3, P. Ellis 2, C. Hanratty 1. Stony Creek Best: R. Eddy, J. Hughes, J. Schelling, L. Bowman, D. Zuidema, K. Van Der Pluym. Toora Best: J. Mills, M. Harris, J. Maurilli-Pullin, P. Grant, L. Dyson, L. Toner. RESERVES Stony Creek 7.6.48 d Toora & District 6.4.40 Leading Goalkicker: T. Allott 3 (T) Stony Creek Best: J. Stuart, S. Browne, M. Dyer, J. Accardi, S. Cope, B. Park. Toora Best: T. Allott, J. Jolly, L. Whittle, J. Robertson, C. Fowler, S. Kohlman.

THIRDS Toora & District 6.11.47 d Stony Creek 3.12.30 Leading Goalkicker: K. Holmes 2 (T). Toora Best: B. Doran, K. Holmes, M. Edwards, B. Willder, S. Bishop, T. Koolen. Stony Creek Best: T. Jones, D. Enter, L. Harrington, J. Brydon, J. Stuart, J. Wilson. FOURTHS Stony Creek 10.20.80 d Toora & District 1.1.7 Leading Goalkicker: M. Darmanin 4 (S). Stony Creek Best: M. Darmanin, J. Tiziani, W. Collins, H. Watson, B. Jones, B. Embury. Toora Best: T. Koolen, K. Morgan, C. Hilder, P. Doran, J. Cripps, C. Jenkin Brown.

Yarram take postponed win YARRAM played host to Foster on Saturday in the re-scheduled match from the flood weekend in June. Despite their respective ladder positions the clashes between these old rivals are often close and this one was certainly entertaining. Yarram kicked to the Church Road end in the first quarter and started strongly. Corbin Sutherland was leading well and bagged four majors for the quarter, whilst Ryan Coulthard in the pocket kicked a beauty from 50m and Grazotis crumbled well for another. Foster meanwhile were working hard with goals to Granger (two) and Van Dyke. Clavarino, Jenkins and Field were excellent for Yarram in the mid-field and at quarter time Yarram led.

The second quarter by contrast belonged to Foster as light rain began to fall. Yarram got distracted by the umpires and the Foster players, while the Tigers piled on four goals to Yarram’s two. The Tigers through Granger, Hawking, Van Dyke and Staley were full of legs and at half-time were within 11 points. A freezing wind and heavy cloud saw the lights turned on for the second half. Yarram coach Underwood gave his charges an old fashioned spray at the break-telling them to focus on the football, and work as a team for the team. Conditions were becoming difficult but Brent Lynch goaled after a hand pass from Corbin who then got one himself. Foster got one goal for the quarter, but it was Yar-

ram who led by 18 points at the last change. In the final term, Yarram steadied and had most of the play Rendell, Bruns, Brent Lynch, Moore and Davis were prominent in the last. Corbin made it eight for the game with two strong marks for goals, while

Yarram 13.14.92 d Foster 9.6.60 Yarram Goals: C. Sutherland 8, L. Jenkins 1, S. Grazotis 1, R. Coulthard 1, C. Bruns 1, B. Lynch 1. Foster Goals: D. Granger 2, N. Grylls 2, L. Galle 2, D. Granger 1, S. Hawking 1, C. VanDyke 1. Yarram Best: D. Clavarino, C. Sutherland, J. Moore, J. Field, L. Jenkins, S. Rendell. Foster Best: B. Coates, D. Granger, N. Grylls, B. Angwin, L. Galle, M. Howell. RESERVES Foster 14.9.93 d Yarram 4.5.29 Leading Goalkickers: S. Brett 4 (F), A. Sheedy 4 (Y). Foster Best: S. Brett, B. Weston, N. Clarke, L. Cripps, K. Staff, J. Bright Yarram Best: B. McLeod, W. Jenkins, T. Woolford, A. Taylor, A. Holt, A. Sheedy.

Luke Jenkins capped off a good game with a goal as well. The Demons ended up winning a hard fought contest by 32 points. Yarram host MDU at home this week, and are building the team up steadily heading towards the finals. Foster meanwhile take on old foe Toora at Foster.

THIRDS Foster 18.11.119 d Yarram 3.1.19 Leading Goalkicker: T. Hamilton 5 (F). Foster Best: T. Hamilton, M. Green, J. Prain, T. Hamilton, D. La Casa, J. Midwinter. Yarram Best: L. Rodaughan, C. Coulthard, J. McDonald, J. Barlow, W. McDonald, L. Turner. FOURTHS Yarram 15.7.97 d Foster 0.1.1 Leading Goalkickers: D. Nicholls 3, J. Liversidge 3, W. Bodman 3, W. McDonald 3 (Y) Yarram Best: W. Bodman, J. Liversidge, W. McDonald, L. Farley, B. Wilson, D. Nicholls. Foster Best: T. VanDyke, B. Green, J. Cripps, J. Smith, B. Smith, X. Duursma.

Dropping the ball: Cam LePage is left with no option but to concede a free kick on Saturday after a magnificent tackle by Toora’s Jamie Maurilli-Pullin. Photo courtesy Gerard

Dalyston pump injured Sharks Rising Star: Sophie Scott.

Sophie a star INVERLOCH-Kongwak’s Sophie Scott has been awarded the Korumburra Sports and Spinal Clinic June Rising Star Award for the Alberton League. Sophie started playing netball in 2006 at eight years old in the Wonthaggi Association competition. In 2008 she moved to IKFNC and has played here ever since. Sophie has been a valuable team member being named the runner up for club best and fairest in 2009 and taking out the title in 2010 and 2012. Sophie has represented Alberton in both 2012 and 2013. Her team last year won in Traralgon to make it through to the State Titles. On top of Sophie’s Alberton achievements, she was also selected to be a part of the Eastern Zone Academy this year.

DALYSTON will be challenged for the first time in three weeks when they host Kilcunda-Bass this week. This is coming off the back of the Magpies’ 117 point win over Tarwin on Saturday. An injury stricken Sharks line-up was faced with the steamroller-like Dalyston outfit and the visitors were looking good from the get go. Tarwin had no answer to the bigger bodied and quicker Magpies as they slotted through seven goals in fine weather in the first. The second was much the same with the visitors adding seven more while the Sharks could only manage a single behind. Half time came with

Dalyston 89 points ahead and while the teams recovered in the rooms the rain started to fall. Tarwin came out with vigour and made the most of the rain in the third. Two goals and three behinds had them looking good despite being 15 goals out from the lead. An uncharacteristic two goal quarter from the Magpies had them only win the term by a single point but still lead by 90 at the break. A final goal to the Sharks in the fourth was answered by five from the Magpies giving them the run home with 117 points in their favour. Michael Kraska was the standout for the match with 10 goals to his name while fellow big forward Brad Fisher managed four. Dalyston president Paul

Dunlop said this week’s clash against the Panthers will be interesting. “It certainly will be a big match,” he said. “We are also celebrating with our annual ball on Saturday night and the 1963 premiership reunion and we are celebrating 40

years of netball as well so it will be a big night. “We’ve got eight players out of the ’63 team that are coming back and one of those is Ian Robertson who has played for Carlton.” Tarwin face Korumburra-Bena on Saturday also.

FOOTY DRAWS THIS WEEKEND ALBERTON Round 17 - July 27 Stony Creek v DWWWW Foster v Toora Yarram v MDU Kil-Bass v Dalyston Kor-Bena v Tarwin Phillip Island v I-K Fish Creek - bye

MID GIPPSLAND Round 16 - July 27 Yinnar v Yallourn-Yall Nth Mirboo North v Thorpdale Trafalgar v Yarragon Newborough v Morwell East Hill End v Boolarra

GIPPSLAND Dalyston 21.12.138 d Tarwin 3.3.21 Dalyston Goals: M. Kraska 10, B. Fisher 4, M. Rosendale 3, M. Schreck 1, P. Dunlop 1, P. McKenna 1, J. Ross 1. Tarwin Goals: K. Robinson 1, W. Lomax 1, J. Moore 1. Dalyston Best: C. Tait, M. Kraska, J. Brooker, P. McKenna, J. Ross, B. Fisher. Tarwin Best: S. McRae, R. Houston, B. Chalmers, T. Cameron, K. Robinson, B. Taber. RESERVES Dalyston 15.14.104 d Tarwin 3.1.19 Leading Goalkicker: R. Birnie 8 (D) Dalyston Best: S. Kuyper, A. Gennaccaro, T. Davey, M. Magill, R. Birnie, L. Wilkinson. Tarwin Best: P. McRae, P. Western, D. Leggo, T. Giroud, B. Launder, V. Van Dillen.

THIRDS Dalyston 22.18.150 d Tarwin 2.1.13 Leading Goalkicker: T. Hamilton 8 (D). Dalyston Best: M. McCoy, L. West, T. Hamilton, J. Ray-Angarane, J. McPhee, D. Turton. Tarwin Best: B. Ellen, J. Moore, C. Brown, K. Robinson, L. Anderson, J. Simpson. FOURTHS Dalyston 20.14.134 d Tarwin 2.1.13 Leading Goalkickers: D. Brosnan 5, M. Marotta 5 (D). Dalyston Best: H. Hilberto, C. Collins, R. Scapin, C. Kilgour, A. Busana, K. Wilson. Tarwin Best: B. Ellen, K. McGavin, H. McNeil, C. Preston, T. Van der Kolk, B. Wilson.

Round 15 - July 27 (Split Round) Bairnsdale v Sale (Sunday) Moe v Wonthaggi Leongatha v Warragul August 3 Maffra v Traralgon Drouin v Morwell

ELLINBANK Round 16 - July 27 Poowong - bye Neerim Nm Sth v Warragul Ind Buln Buln v Catani Nilma-Darnum v Garfield Lang Lang v Nar Nar Goon Nyora v Koo Wee Rup Cora Lynn v Ellinbank Sunday July 28 Longwarry v Bunyip

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FOOTBALL | SPORT Big man: Bulldogs forward Michael Cook gets a grab in the rain on Saturday.

Paddy Kindellan: the MDU hirsute gets the ball away under pressure against I-K on Saturday. Photo by Mark Drury.


I-K embarrass MDU INVERLOCH-Kongwak put on a clinic when they hosted MDU on Saturday.

Panthers hold top spot LESS than one percentage point separates Dalyston and Kilcunda-Bass at the top of the Alberton ladder. This comes after the Panthers’ 22 point win over Korumburra-Bena at Korumburra on Saturday. As the Seniors took to the field for the game so did the rain and by the first bounce the players were well and truly drenched. Korumburra-Bena started the game in control and things were looking up for the Bulldogs. A slippery ball was evading the Panthers’ players and so was the scoreboard with the visitors unable to register a score in the opening quarter. A goal and four behinds had the home side up by 10 at the first break. Kilcunda-Bass hit its stride in the second as the roles reversed with the Bulldogs now falling by the wayside. Ben Arnold was doing big things for the Panthers while Ryan Fitzgerald was performing greatly as always for Bass. Three goals to nothing in the second had the visitors

up by nine at the main break and the game was anyone’s. The relentless rain was making stable footing and clean possession even harder to come by as the game stretched on. The Bulldogs could not catch a break with the ball avoiding their goal line except for a single behind. The Panthers, however, were getting the ball to their forwards quickly but the wet meant more behinds and only a sole goal. This boosted their lead to 18 however at the final change.

It wasn’t pretty football with the rain but the crowd were enjoying watching both teams attacking the often loose ball. The Panthers added another goal in the final quarter to boost their lead. A reply from the Korumburra-Bena side was too little too late with the margin 22 points in the visitors favour at the final siren. The Panthers are risking top spot going against Dalyston this weekend while Korumburra-Bena is hoping for redemption when they host Tarwin.

SENIORS Kilcunda Bass 5.9.39 Korumburra-Bena 2.5.17

THIRDS Korumburra-Bena 6.7.43 Kilcunda Bass 4.6.30

Kilcunda Bass Goals: T. Smith 2, C. Endres 1, K. Bergles 1, R. Gilliatte 1 Korumburra-Bena Goals: T. Wyatt 1, C. Urie 1 Kilcunda Bass Best: B. Arnold, K. Asa Leausa, R. Fitzgerald, J. Evans, T. Smith, B. Law Korumburra-Bena Best: M. Bradley, S. Braithwaite, S. Bray, J. Neagle, A. Snooks, R. Staples

Leading Goalkickers: H. Suckling 2, Z. Walker 2 (Kor), J. Andersen 2 (Kil) Korumburra-Bena Best: B. Cosson, L. Auddino, J. Hopkins, D. Anderson, C. Trewin, J. Harris Kilcunda Bass Best: K. Condick, C. Smith, J. Andersen, J. Homer, T. Thatcher, S. Hammond

RESERVES Korumburra-Bena 18.15.123 Kilcunda Bass 1.3.9 Leading Goalkicker: P. Kyle 5 (Kor) Korumburra-Bena Best: P. Kyle, J. Kyle, D. Myors, D. Muir, J. Wilson, N. Cant Kilcunda Bass Best: T. Charles, S. Fairthorne, S. Crawford, A. Marks, J. Joyce, J. Goewie

FOURTHS Korumburra-Bena 12.8.80 Kilcunda Bass 0.1.1

The Demons were unable to score a single goal for the entire match while their opponents frolicked around in the wet weather. An intense first quarter had the MDU side pushing hard. They were getting good possessions and moving the ball into their forward 50 countless times but were unable to convert in front of the big sticks kicking seven behinds for the quarter. This was ironically their best quarter. Inverloch-Kongwak managed the same amount of scoring shots but had the composure to slot four through the middle to give them a 20 point lead at the first break.

SENIORS Inverloch-Kongwak 10.7.67 M.D.U. 0.10.10 Inverloch-Kongwak Goals: B. Hender 2, C. Terlich 2, A. Cross 2, C. Spencer 1, A. Sadler 1, D. Lawton 1, C. Casey 1 M.D.U. Goals: nil Inverloch-Kongwak Best: T. Cannon, D. Houston, A. Cross, C. Terlich, M. Billows, A. Sadler M.D.U. Best: T. McDermott, C. Hutcheson, Y. Zorzos, C. Ampt, T. Harris, J. Fisher

RESERVES M.D.U. 12.11.83 Inverloch-Kongwak 4.1.25 Leading Goalkicker: M. Lafferty 3 (M) M.D.U. Goals: K. Sinclair, C. Harris, S. Horvath, H. Sinclair, S. Walker, B. Thomas Inverloch-Kongwak Best: J. Masterman-Smith, A. Dowie, B. Hayes, R.

From here the game could have gone two ways, a MDU comeback with straight kicking or an I-K runaway. Unfortunately for the Demons it was the latter. The Sea-Eagles came out firing and were shutting down their opponents plays all over the ground. Wet weather played havoc with footing and meant a clean possession was hard to come by for both teams. MDU managed one lonely behind for the quarter while goals from a range of I-K forwards had them ahead by 37 at half time. The rain continued to pour while the teams composed themselves in the rooms before the muddy action continued in the third. The Inverloch ground

Bertuleit, L. Johnson, N. Maher

THIRDS M.D.U. 15.21.111 Inverloch-Kongwak 2.0.12 Leading Goalkicker: J. McMillan 7 (M) M.D.U. Best: S. Wilson, J. McMillan, J. Broadway, S. Horvath, J. Forrester, N. Moore Inverloch-Kongwak Best: not submitted

FOURTHS Inverloch-Kongwak 13.19.97 M.D.U. 0.2.2 Leading Goalkicker: X. Hughes 4 (I) Inverloch-Kongwak Best: J. Teakle, C. Mckenzie, X. Hughes, J. Hutchinson, L. Scott, T. Taylor M.D.U. Best: W. Horvath, A. Stanley, M. Wiggins, C. McInnes, Z. Barnard, S. Barnard

Leading Goalkicer: D. Crook 7 (Kor) Korumburra-Bena Best: L. O’Brien, M. Kennewell, H. McLean, H. Anthony, D. Crook, J. Wyhoon Kilcunda Bass Best: D. Ferguson, R. Taylor, Z. Hill, S. Casey, R. Cousins, J. Bastwrous

Cutting through: Roy Mullens tries to get some space while his team mates block out their Panther opponent.

was holding up well to the punishment but a mud patch at the Wonthaggi end made things interesting. Thomas Cannon and Mark Billows continued to work hard for the SeaEagles feeding the ball in to the forward 50 with conviction. MDU was struggling to make a mark as luck seemed to be against them. Jack Fisher and Tim Harris were doing their best for the Demons while speedster Yani Zorzos did his best to stay upright around contests. A two goal quarter for Inverloch-Kongwak had them up by 49 at the final break. An inaccurate run home saw them add another major to the score board giving Terlich, Cross and Hender all two goals. MDU added another sole behind to round out the fourth and the game. I-K gladly took the 57 point win which leaves MDU in damage control mode. The Sea-Eagles travel to Cowes to face the Bulldogs this week while MDU head down the highway to Yarram. UNDER 13 LADDER W L D



433.54 195.96 299.10 245.49 64.29 36.07 14.98 47.28

44 40 36 28 20 12 8 4

GOALKICKERS K. Reid (Inv-K’wak) ............ (1) M. Dyball (Won Power) ...... (0) B. Thorson (Foster) ............ (1) L. Gheller (Dalyston) .......... (0) T. Scarce (Won Power) ...... (0) J. Stockdale (Leon Jnr) ...... (0) H. Hilberto (Dalyston) ........ (0) B. Veenendaal (Dalyston) ... (0) Z. Crow (Kil-Bass) .............. (0) S. Flanders (Foster)............ (0)

29 25 20 20 19 17 14 13 13 12

Won Power .. 11 1 0 Inv-K’wak.... 10 2 0 Corner Inlet . 9 3 0 Dalyston ..... 7 5 0 L’gatha Jnr .. 5 7 0 Phillip Is..... 3 9 0 Kor-Bena .......2 10 0 Kil-Bass.........1 11 0




487.22 463.89 339.13 242.39 31.13 19.90 25.49 13.61

44 44 36 32 16 12 8 0

GOALKICKERS Z. Reid (Inv-K’wak) ............ (2) N. Anderson (Won Pwr) ..... (0) K. Dorling (Foster) ............. (2) P. Ryan (Phillip Is).............. (1) B. Wingfield (Won Pwr) ..... (1) K. Robinson (Phillip Is) ...... (1) L. Dayson (Phillip Is) ......... (2) O. Marks (Phillip Is) ........... (0) N. Buckland (Foster) .......... (1) T. Brosnan (Won Pwr)........ (0) M. McCaughan (Inv-K’wak) (2) T. Nash (Inv-K’wak) ............ (0) J. Lawson (Inv-K’wak) ....... (0)

29 22 17 13 13 12 12 11 11 9 9 9 9

Phillip Is..... 11 1 0 Inv-K’wak.... 11 1 0 Corner Inlet . 9 3 0 Won Power .. 8 4 0 Kor-Bena .... 4 8 0 Dalyston ..... 3 9 0 L’gatha Jnr ....2 10 0 Kil-Bass.........0 12 0

Quick feet: Cal Hutchison tries to stay light footed in the face of his Inverloch-Kongwak opponent. Photo by Mark Drury.

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



223.47 222.75 172.30 159.36 163.48 148.69 111.15 59.11 103.54 73.48 53.50 37.49 23.58

52 52 46 42 40 40 28 24 20 16 8 4 0

GOALKICKERS K. Bergles (Kil-Bass) .......... (1) M. Kraska (Dalyston) ....... (10) B. Fisher (Dalyston) ........... (6) C. Sutherland (Yarram) ...... (8) J. Wells (Kil-Bass).............. (0) B. Lynch (Yarram) .............. (1) M. Price (Phillip Is) ............ (0) M. Cooke (Kor-Bena) ......... (0) J. Staley (Fish Ck) .............. (2) A. Harris (MDU) ................. (0)

88 64 62 58 54 41 36 35 33 32


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



596.98 528.21 378.06 165.73 153.89 89.43 82.87 95.76 62.36 67.02 30.23 29.76 15.14

52 52 52 36 36 32 32 24 24 16 8 8 0

GOALKICKERS J. Fowles (Kor-Bena) .......... (3) R. Birnie (Dalyston)............ (8) K. Taylor (Phillip Is)............ (0) D. Pruysers (Dalyston) ....... (0) J. Kyle (Kor-Bena) .............. (1) M. Dickason (Kil-Bass) ...... (0) J. Parsons (Kil-Bass) ......... (1) N. Osler (Kil-Bass) ............. (0) L. Wilkinson (Dalyston)...... (0) S. Ambler (Phillip Is).......... (0) S. McIntyre (Phillip Is) ....... (0)

53 48 47 39 30 29 26 23 21 21 21


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



488.36 270.73 284.20 282.88 258.74 144.86 116.76 69.64 36.96 53.90 49.06 9.94 21.76

56 48 44 44 40 32 30 22 20 16 16 4 0

GOALKICKERS J. McMillan (MDU) ............. (7) T. Hamilton (Dalyston) ....... (8) J. Buckland (Fish Ck) ......... (4) J. Andersen (Kil-Bass) ....... (2) B. Doran (Toora & Dist) ..... (0) R. McGannon (Fish Ck) ...... (8) B. Jones (Kil-Bass) ............ (0) Z. Walker (Kor-Bena).......... (2) J. McDonald (Yarram) ........ (0) A. Edwards (Phillip Is) ....... (0)

71 57 42 37 33 30 30 30 25 25




Kor-Bena .... 14 0 0 1394.44 Inv-K’wak.... 13 2 0 787.20 Dalyston ..... 11 2 0 592.83 Phillip Is..... 11 3 0 396.18 Fish Creek... 10 5 0 159.71 Yarram ....... 8 6 0 127.58 MDU..............7 7 0 81.99 Stony Creek...6 8 0 55.45 Kil-Bass.........4 11 0 56.38 Foster ............4 10 0 34.17 Tarwin ...........2 12 0 26.13 DWWWW ......2 13 0 16.91 Toora & Dist... 0 13 0 3.51

56 52 48 44 40 32 28 24 16 16 8 8 0

GOALKICKERS J. Black (Phillip Is) ............. (0) X. Hughes (Inv-K’wak) ....... (4) D. Crook (Kor-Bena)........... (7) M. Marotta (Dalyston) ........ (5) B. Rogers (Fish Ck) ............ (3) D. Brosnan (Dalyston)........ (5) O. Toussaint (Inv-K’wak) .... (2) C. Mckenzie (Inv-K)............ (1) J. Ellams (Kor-Bena) .......... (3) H. Suckling (Kor-Bena) ...... (0) A. Toussaint (Inv-K’wak) .... (0) L. Bentley (Yarram) ............ (0)

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Parrots prove tough mudders THE Parrots are on a mini roll, after smashing Drouin by 54 points on the weekend.





Sale ........13 1 0 205.72 52 Morwell ...11 3 0 164.05 44 Traralgon ... 9 5 0 156.35 36 Maffra....... 9 5 0 144.13 36 Wonthaggi .. 8 6 0 133.66 32 Bairnsdale ....7 7 0 88.41 28 Leongatha ....6 8 0 89.64 24 Warragul ......5 9 0 70.03 20 Drouin ..........1 13 0 48.57 4 Moe..............1 13 0 41.22 4 GOALKICKERS D. Sheen (Maffra) ............... (1) 81 M. Davis (Sale) ................... (8) 56 C. Maskell (Leongatha) ....... (5) 49 K. Fraser (Sale) ................... (6) 44 J. Gibbs (Bairnsdale)........... (1) 36 D. Bedggood (Maffra) ......... (1) 35 J. Hall (Traralgon) ............... (5) 30 D. MacDonald (Morwell) ..... (0) 29 M. Johnston (Morwell) ....... (3) 29 D. O’Connor (Wonthaggi).... (0) 26

The team was coming off wins over Wonthaggi and Maffra, and has now made a late surge toward the finals. The mud was so thick at Drouin that by the end of the quarter it was al-

most impossible for spectators to decipher which team was which. But the Parrots players obviously knew, for they found their team mates often. In many cases, however, it was a case of making something from nothing. Too small to be a leading forward, Cade Maskell, who would finish the day with five goals, continues to impose himself on the

contest. On Saturday he was at his high leaping best. Nick Nagel, back from a recent injury, also played a crucial role up forward and would end the day with three. Parrots faithful say he has come back with a renewed attack on the contest. The Parrots were never troubled on Saturday, skipping out to a four goal lead

at quarter time and never looking back. But the effervescent goal kicker was far from alone. Big man Matt Willcocks was fantastic rucking in the middle, bashing his way through the mud and opposition numbers. Rhett Kelly, who has been moved from the backline into the middle, continued his rapid rise –



Wonthaggi..11 2 0 177.46 Warragul ...10 3 0 156.81 Sale .......... 9 4 0 188.10 Traralgon .... 6 6 0 154.74 Morwell ..... 6 6 0 114.69 Maffra ...........6 6 0 113.99 Leongatha .....5 7 0 122.22 Drouin ...........2 10 0 30.41 Moe...............1 12 0 22.57 GOALKICKERS

44 40 36 24 24 24 20 8 4




Traralgon ..12 2 0 366.06 48 Sale ........12 2 0 209.97 48 Wonthaggi..11 3 0 188.85 44 Bairnsdale..10 4 0 217.77 40 Drouin ...... 8 6 0 106.84 32 Warragul ......5 9 0 59.32 20 Maffra ..........4 10 0 84.25 16 Leongatha ....4 10 0 79.93 16 Morwell ........3 11 0 57.60 12 Moe..............1 13 0 12.47 4 GOALKICKERS C. Nickels (Traralgon).......... (4) 65 J. Zahra (Wonthaggi) .......... (2) 30 B. McCarrey (Bairnsdale) .... (0) 26 E. Johnson (Sale) ................ (2) 26 J. Murphy (Sale) ................. (0) 25 B. Darby-Lock (Morwell) ..... (0) 23 J. McIntosh (Sale)............... (3) 22 J. Vucenovic (Traralgon) ..... (0) 19 A. Ferreira-Neto (Won) ........ (0) 19 A. Haymes (Drouin) ............ (3) 18




Traralgon ..14 0 0 431.66 Sale ........12 2 0 606.34 Moe ........10 4 0 210.02 Warragul ... 9 5 0 121.82 Bairnsdale.. 8 6 0 159.94 Maffra....... 8 6 0 94.84 Leongatha ....5 9 0 58.31 Drouin ..........2 12 0 37.25 Morwell ........2 12 0 26.60 Wonthaggi....0 14 0 12.73 GOALKICKERS


56 48 40 36 32 32 20 8 8 0

B. Scott (Sale) ..................... (4) 94 L. Robinson (Bairnsdale) .... (1) 32 T. Morrow (Moe) ................. (0) 30 J. Orlicki (Warragul) ............ (1) 28 K. Renooy (Maffra) ............. (5) 27 L. Di Ciero (Traralgon)......... (2) 26 K. Stamers (Traralgon) ........ (0) 23 J. McMahon (Trararalgon) .. (1) 23 K. Hynes (Bairnsdale) ......... (0) 22 J. Appleyard (Moe) ............. (0) 21 J. Green (Bairnsdale) .......... (3) 21

UNDER 18s Wonthaggi 14.16.100 d Warragul 2.3.15

Warragul Goals: T. Higgins 1, R. Buttner 1, C. Shiels 1, L. Thompson 1, J. Lea 1. Best: M. Collison, C. Rowe, J. Helliwell, M. Johnson, C. Carey, J. Lea. Wonthaggi Goals: L. Earl 1, M. Kelly 1, A. Murray 1, J. Liddle 1. Best: C. Wylie, L. Warnett, M. Coyne, T. Gilliland, B. Dryden, T. Krause.

Wonthaggi Goals: P. Ryan 4, R. Lindsay 2, J. Zahra 2, T. Landells 2, M. Combridge 1, J. Fletcher 1, J. Dalmau 1, J. Thomas 1. Best: P. Ryan, S. Scott, J. Fletcher, X. Phyland, R. Lindsay, S. Joma. Warragul Goals: M. Lynn 1, T. Hughes 1. Best: S. Reid-Hoey, A. Maric, C. Minichiello, M. Weadley, C. Bertacco, J. Mallia.

Wonthaggi Goals: R. Tack 5, K. Atkinson 2, S. Dennis 1, T. Keating 1, S. Hamilton 1, A. Zanella 1, G. Jobe 1. Best: B. Hughes, G. Jobe, A. Zanella, R. Tack, K. Atkinson, T. Keating. Warragul Goals: N. Kaljouw 3, M. Nankervis 1, B. Monahan 1. Best: B. Nott, N. Kaljouw, L. McNeil, L. Waters, M. Nankervis, D. Hendrikse.

Soccer: Pat McGrath winds up for an off the ground boot while Drouin’s Damien Allison has other ideas.

Warragul swoops on Power WONTHAGGI Power lost its fourth straight game to a determined young Warragul side in a tough, physical contest, played in terrible conditions. Wonthaggi’s loss has left the door open for that elusive fifth spot on the ladder and they now face a real battle to hold on for a run in September final’s action. Wonthaggi started well and seemed to be coping better in the conditions. Ferreira-Neto, Joel Liddle, Leigh Warnett and Michael Kelly, Wonthaggi’s small brigade, were feeding off the great ruck work of Chris Wylie. He was receiving a lot of physical attention from the opposition but holding up well under the pressure. It was Wonthaggi who were doing all the attacking and their tackling was outstanding. A good mark in the wet

OTHER MATCHES SENIORS Traralgon 13.17.95 d Bairnsdale 6.5.41 Sale 29.12.186 d Moe 4.5.29 Morwell 8.15.63 d Maffra 6.14.50 RESERVES Sale 21.21.147 d Moe 1.2.8 Maffra 10.9.69 d Morwell 5.3.33 UNDER 18 Traralgon 10.15.75 d Bairnsdale 4.5.29 Sale 23.23.161 d Moe 2.1.13 Morwell 11.3.69 d Maffra 3.14.32 UNDER 16 Traralgon 11.9.75 d Bairnsdale 5.5.35 Sale 7.14.56 d Moe 5.4.34 Maffra 11.9.75 d Morwell 5.9.39

and goal to Leigh Earl was followed by another to Joel Liddle and Wonthaggi was in control. When Andrew Murray goaled off the ground Wonthaggi had slipped away for a nice lead in the rapidly deteriorating conditions. Onballers Mark Collison and Clinton Rowe were doing well for the visitors as usual and Josh Helliwell was continuing his fine recent form around the packs. Jack Blair, Byron Dryden, Tim Gilliland, Matt Coyne and Aaron Guilmartin who have been the backbone of the Power’s defence all season were standing up to the pressure well and driving the ball forward whenever possible. Goals to Josh Lea and Calum Shiels brought the Gulls back into the game. Chris Carey and seasoned Matthew Guy in the ruck were putting pressure on Power’s Wylie in the ruck and the game was becoming more physical. A late goal to Kelly gave Wonthaggi an 11 point lead at quarter time. It was an even contest in the second but the heavy conditions and cold was taking its toll. Wylie continued to do well for Power, along with Gilliland and Dryden. Noticeably Warragul was getting greater numbers to the ball. Wonthaggi however scored the only three points for the quarter giving them a lead of 14 points at half time. It had been a real arm wrestle up to now and there was no reason this wouldn’t continue in the second half as neither side were backing off. The big crowd wasn’t leaving either. Wonthaggi just couldn’t

finish and Warragul sensed they were in with a chance, maintaining the pressure and keeping possession of the ball, the keys to an unlikely win. Warragul was prepared to switch the ball from one side to another and run. The crowd was expecting Wonthaggi to lift and run out winners but the visitors had other ideas. Late in the quarter a big mark and goal to Luke Thompson gave Warragul the lead and it was Wonthaggi that was really under the most pressure. Strong work from Gilliland and Guilmartin in defence was spoilt further up with poor delivery

and robbing Wonthaggi of the chance to snatch this one back. Collison, Rowe and Johnson were leading the way for Warragul and Wonthaggi couldn’t buy a goal. Warragul hung on for a wellearned win by four points, showing the spirit they have promised all year. Power have time to regroup and get back on the winners list when they travel to Moe next week in a game that has suddenly become even more important in this season’s fortunes. Warragul visit the Parrots and will be looking forward to taking their confidence to another level.

UNDER 16s Warragul 7.13.55 d Wonthaggi 2.0.12 Warragul Goals: T. Kelly 2, N. Mulqueen 1, T. Hobbs 1, P. Davine 1, H. McKay 1, J. Orlicki 1. Best: R. Ford, N. Mulqueen, P. Davine, B. Hefford, T. Kelly, M. Axford. Wonthaggi Goals: K. Brann 1, A. Thompson 1. Best: C. Gilmour, L. Membrey, B. Bayne, A. Thompson, B. Rielly, T. Scarce.

SENIORS Leongatha 12.11.83 d Drouin 4.5.29

UNDER 18s Drouin 9.7.61 d Leongatha 6.3.39

Leongatha Goals: C. Maskell 5, N. Nagel 3, J. Harry 1, R. Kelly 1, Z. Vernon 1, M. Truscio 1. Best: M. Willcocks, R. Kelly, P. Contin, C. Maskell, H. Browne, P. McGrath. Drouin Goals: S. Proctor 2, D. Allison 1, D. Olsen 1. Best: D. Olsen, D. Jeffreys, D. Irwin, C. Phelan, D. Allison, S. Ballingall.

Drouin Goals: A. Haymes 3, J. Seri 2, J. Maya 1, D. Clebney 1, T. Barr 1, B. Blum 1. Best: B. Miller. B. Blum, J. Seri, M. Towt, J. Maya, D. Clebney. Leongatha Goals: D. Betts 4, J. Ginnane 1, L. Hanks 1. Best: J. Burge, D. Betts, L. Hanks, A. Taranto, N. Tuckett, J. Bolge.

RESERVES Leongatha 16.13.109 d Drouin 1.3.9 Leongatha Goals: M. Davies 4, S. Vagg 2, J. O’Loughlin 2, G. Fleming 1, M. Hardy 1, J. Burge 1, D. Burge 1, J. Forrester 1, T. Goss 1, J. Kilsby 1, K. Gray 1. Best: G. Fleming, T. Goss, R. O’Loughlin, M. Davies, J. Kilsby, N. Phelan. Drouin Goals: B. Smith 1. Best: S. Phelan, T. Barr, S. Blaney, S. Murray, J. Hall, B. Jeffery.

UNDER 16s Leongatha 8.10.58 d Drouin 6.3.39 Leongatha Goals: J. Ginnane 3, J. Riseley 2, L. Riseley 1, N. Matsoukas 1, L. Wright 1. Best: L. Riseley, T. O’Halloran, N. Argento, K. Cooper, J. Riseley, J. Ginnane. Drouin Goals: T. Hodson 2, M. Miller 1, J. Tomkins 1, C. Kingi 1, J. Graham 1. Best: B. Williams, J. Wainwright, J. Tomkins, P. Collins, L. Clarkson, B. Perry.

Leongatha Junior footy CGJFL ladders UNDER 10 W L D


Trafalgar.......12 0 0 1021.48 Leongatha .....12 0 0 576.25 Yinnar..........9 3 0 275.21 Hill & Rovers..8 4 0 172.15 Moe Blues.....7 4 0 195.05 Mirboo North ..6 6 0 80.72 New Blues .......5 7 0 73.84 Moe Maroons...4 7 1 82.14 Youth Club ......4 8 0 25.44 New Reds........3 9 2 49.21 Mor Tigers ......1 11 0 20.66 Yallourn Nth ....0 12 0 8.53


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Leongatha .....12 0 0 1459.09 New Reds .....11 1 0 344.10 New Blues.....10 2 0 219.78 Trafalgar.......9 3 0 260.34 Youth Club ....7 5 0 240.19 Yinnar .............7 5 0 124.31 Moe Maroons..6 6 0 100.00 Moe Blues .......5 7 0 61.50 Mor Tigers ......2 10 0 40.61 Hill & Rovers ...2 10 0 39.41 Mirboo North...1 11 0 27.96 Yallourn Nth ....0 12 0 14.90


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Sticky fingers: Wonthaggi Power’s Leigh Earl gets a great mark despite the wet weather on Saturday. Photo by Mark Drury.

revived Parrots outfit. This is not to say the Parrots have all their experienced guns back on the park. But on the weekend Under 18s players Wayne McCaughan and Jackson Harry were in the team, and both played a credible part. Pat McGrath was also at his hard-at-it best. The Parrots will take on Warragul at home this Saturday.

SENIORS Warragul 5.4.34 d Wonthaggi 4.6.30

RESERVES Wonthaggi 12.9.81 d Warragul 5.5.35


R. Tack (Wonthaggi) ........... (5) 47 B. Monahan (Warragul)....... (1) 44 J. Freeman (Sale) ................ (8) 32 S. Ferguson (Sale) .............. (7) 25 J. Langshaw (Maffra) .......... (2) 20 M. Davies (Leongatha) ....... (4) 17 A. Dugan (Traralgon)........... (0) 17 B. McDonald (Morwell) ....... (1) 16 N. Scurrah (Morwell) .......... (1) 15 R. Todd (Wonthaggi) ........... (0) 14 S. Winmar (Traralgon) ........ (2) 14

gaining possessions at will and challenging Willcocks for BOG honours. He was under every pack and perfectly suited to the wet conditions. Pat Contin, who is again playing off the halfback flank, was brilliant again, stifling the opposition and driving a lot of the attack. Hayden Browne, who is having a purple patch, has been part of a seemingly

Youth Club ....12 0 0 New Blues.....10 2 0 Leongatha .....10 2 0 New Reds .....9 3 0 Moe Blues.....8 4 0 Trafalgar ..........7 5 0 Yinnar .............6 6 0 Moe Maroons...5 7 0 Hill & Rovers ...2 10 0 Mirboo North ..2 10 0 Mor Tigers ......1 11 0 Yallourn Nth ....0 12 0


206.25 280.54 197.10 266.67 147.29 164.26 118.56 124.41 36.06 35.24 32.86 27.39


48 40 40 36 32 28 24 20 8 8 4 0

CGJFL UNDER 10 Leongatha 7.2.44 d Mirboo North 2.0.12 Leongatha Goals: H. Kewming 3, E. Lamers 2, K. Brown, A. Van Hamond. Best: H. Kewming, L. Hickey, A. Van Hamond, A. Battersby, B. Hanrahan, J. Allen. UNDER 12 Leongatha 11.0.66 d Mirboo North 1.0.6 Leongatha Goals: M. Bentvelzen 3, A. Ballagh 3, J. Ryan 2, R. Lindsay, J. Brown , J. Hume , P. McKeown , C. Krohn. Best: J. Ryan, P. McKeown, J. Battersby, J. Hume, M. McGannon, J. Fisher UNDER 14 Leongatha 10.0.60 d Mirboo North 0.0.0 Leongatha Goals: Z. Van Delft 5, B. Ryan 3, T. Brew 3, R. Baudinette 3, N. Trotto 2, L. Thomas 2, M. McKinnon, S. Hanrahan, J. Dunn , T. Bernaldo, D. Ginnane, N. Battersby. Best: J. Ballagh, M. McKinnon, D. Ginnane, M. Harry, R. Baudinette, B. Ryan.

AJFL UNDER 11 Leongatha 1.1.7 lt Korumburra-Bena 7.9.51 Leongatha Goals: R. Kemp. Best: F. Materia, T. Bacon, J. Thomas, J. Lindsay, A. Trease, R. Patterson.

UNDER 13 Leongatha 6.9.45 d Korumburra Bena 1.10.16 Leongatha Goals: S. McGannon 2, J. Stockdale 2, B. Kewming M. Hoober. Best: D. Clark, B. Kewming, J. Hastings, O. Schnoor, T. Van der Kolk, C. Olden.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - PAGE 51


Allies deny merger with Yarram ALLIES coach Glen Garner has denied a report in the Weekly Times last week which stated that they believed Allies players had met with Yarram to discuss playing with them next season if they are accepted into the North Gippsland league. “I don’t know where that came from,” Garner said. “We have chatted about the future as a group but that’s as far as it has gone, you always have to look to the future,” he said. “My recommendations are to talk about these issues not just as a footy club but as a community.”

“We have talked about the Yarram move and the impact it will have on the Allies, to my way of thinking it makes sense for Yarram to want to move that way, their juniors are already going that way,” he said. “I suspect it will be a lot of swings and roundabouts in the early days, we know of some of the Yarram players who are reluctant to go that way, will we benefit from that? “I don’t know. It may be easier for them to come our way knowing they won’t have to play against Yarram but in the end the numbers in the area are still the same.” Garner said from his perspective we need to look to the future and what is best for the kids coming

through. He also said if things continue on the way they are at the moment kids, who are being asked to play two games on a Saturday, will be burnt out before their time. “You cannot continue to be flogged every weekend, the kids will get sick of it and walk away,” he said. “It doesn’t develop them either so you have to weigh up what is best going forward.” The North Gippsland Football Netball board representatives will visit Yarram on Thursday to inspect their facilities. A vote will be held on August 14 to see if they are accepted by the current North Gippsland clubs.

• Leongatha cycling

Riders go against clock, cold SATURDAY racing was at Outtrim for the running of the season’s time trial – the race against the clock. Riders assembled and warmed up in rather balmy conditions but just before the 2pm start time the air took on a cooler feel. The senior riders all started in fine conditions and had all turned at the Leongatha South halfway point before the rain arrived and the temperatures dropped. By race end – some 18 minutes later – the temperature was down to just five degrees. The race program for the day was to firstly do the time trial then start for a second race – the dash up nearby Mt Misery. However with all riders wet and cold there were no starters for another race. The race officials certainly did not push for the race to proceed. The adverse conditions meant that this year no rider went under the 30 minute mark for Outtrim to Leongatha South and return. However, Brett Franklin clocked 30.05 min to take the win.

Next best was Ronald Purtle 31.50 min. The super fit tri-athlete, Phil Hanley was home in third with a time of 31.59 min. The other times were Thomas McFarlane 32.27, Kevin Feely 32.34, Rod Cheyne 33.07, Peter Hollins 33.49, Ben Meadley 34.33, Neil White 35.13, Kerry Pritchard 36.24, Will Lumby 36.26, Steve Wilson 36.33 and Geoff Fraser 42.00 min. The club had Alex Welsh, a disabled person competing as a hand cyclist and he clocked in a respectable 41.50 for the junior. Keep your eye out for Alex as he trains on the roads. His cycle is a slow slung sled just millimetres above the road and identified by several flags. The junior riders were unfortunate with their starting time as it was delayed to make sure there was no conflict with their turn point and the senior riders returning past that point. The delay resulted in them starting in the rain and suffering the worst of the temperature drop.

Best time went to Austin Timmins for the 12km run – a time of 23.25min. He was not far ahead of Matt Minogue in 24.08. They were followed by Aaron Fraser 25.50, Alex Bennett 27.44 and Matt Winchester 30.27. Last weekend the junior members – Thomas McFarlane and Will Lumby were racing at the Junior tour at Eildon. Thomas was competing against the A Grade riders including a strong contingent from South Australia. Thomas finished as one of the better first year riders in the Under 17 group. Will was better placed as he rode in the B Grade section. Following his riding in the Gippsland Tour on the June long weekend, he had the form to race well. He duly secured the overall win. Well done Will. Next week racing will start from the Leongatha Secondary College as the riders tackle the George Martin Memorial through Nerrena and Mardan.

On the road: hand cyclist Alex Welsh battled it out in the time trial at Outtrim on Saturday.

400 for Rogers STEVEN Rogers’ 400th club game for the Mirboo North Tigers began as it ended - with the veteran in full control. Cheered on by a large gathering of Mirboo North and Boolarra fans, Rogers burst apart a personalised handmade

four metre high banner, after running through a guard of honour formed by his teammates for the Reserves match on Saturday. A flawless four quarter exhibition of modern full back play by Rogers limited his opponent, Joshua Reid, to just one ineffective disposal.

Sports students wanted SPORTS Education and Development Australia (SEDA) is after passionate sporting Gippsland students for their sports development program. This program engages students in their education through sport and provides them with the opportunity to complete Year 11 and 12 and gain nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications from Certificate II to Diploma.


Students achieve outcomes for their future through a broad range of subjects and industry experiences, while also developing key life and employability skills. SEDA are hosting a Gippsland region information night on Wednesday, July 31 at the Traralgon Recreation Reserve on Whittakers Road from 7pm. Check out next week’s Star for an insight into local students undertaking the program.

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Muddy magic Hands off: Marc Truscio handpasses to Rhett Kelly during the Parrots muddy win at Drouin on Saturday. More photos and story page 50.

Chris Clements hits 600 By Sarah Vella CHRIS Clements notched up 600 games with the whistle on Saturday when he took the field for the Korumburra-Bena home game against Kilcunda-Bass. Originally a player, the Korumburra umpire retired from the sport when he was about 30 years old. “I realised I was not a very good spectator, so I took up golf for around five years and in that time I probably didn’t attend a footy match,” he said. “But then I put on a bit of weight and happened to be playing basketball with a member of the Bass Valley umpiring panel. “My first game was the Wonthaggi Rovers versus the Inverloch Thirds in 1986 and that was where it all started.” After five years away

from the game, Mr Clements realised he missed the footy environment and has umpired every season since. “For an umpire, 600 games is a huge milestone. It is effectively 27 years of participation. For a player, two or 300 games is a big deal,” he said. “Although they only play one game a week and I was sometimes umpiring two a week.” There is a lot of training involved in becoming an umpire; they do have to know the rules of the game inside and out. “Some spectators may not realise it and so to minimise the anger I get from the sidelines I decided the better I got, the less I would cop. It hasn’t worked,” he said. Mr Clements said one of his most memorable moments was the first year the local umpiring panel was allowed to umpire senior games. “They used to bring in umpires from Melbourne, we were never allowed on the field,” he said. “My second senior match

was the Wonthaggi Rovers against the Wonthaggi Blues, who didn’t really like each other very much. “It was a great game and I only had one report.” Eventually, local umpires were also allowed on to the field to umpire in senior grand finals, which brought a few more memorable moments for Mr Clements. “I umpired the first Alberton Football League senior grand final and at the end of the game, the president of the losing club came and told us it was the best umpiring he had seen in a long time,” he said. “The 1994 Bass Valley League grand final when Wonthaggi Rovers came back from behind to defeat Phillip Island by two points was another memorable game. “The intensity and the closeness of it was great.” So far, Mr Clements has been in control of 11 senior grand finals. In his 600 games, there have been only two or three incidences Mr Clements can

recall that have been negative. “All the rest of my experiences with local football have been extremely positive,” he said. “The involvement of the community and the camaraderie of the people involved especially at a country level is incredible. “They are aware of things that have happened and that are happening and make you feel a part of it.” And as far as spectators go, Mr Clements said it helps to have a thick hide. “It doesn’t worry me at all, but I have seen half a dozen umpires walk off the field and never return because of crowd abuse,” he said. Mr Clements said he wasn’t ever planning to make it to 600 games, in fact when he reached 500 he was sure he wouldn’t. “I said I wouldn’t bet on me making 600, but I have no immediate plans to retire because I still enjoy it,” he said. “I am a fairly harsh critic on my own abilities, I know

what I can and can’t do well but I think my decision making is as good as it has ever been. “I don’t think I am yet being seen as the old hack who still shows up.” For Saturday’s game, the three field umpires had a whopping 1641 games experi-

ence between them. “I got to select the umpires I had on the field with me. I chose Vin Hally who was umpiring when I started and the next longest standing umpire, Steve McNamara. “Vin has umpired around 560 games and Steve around 490.”

In the South Gippsland Umpiring Association, Mr Clements has the most games under his belt at 600. “Milestones mean a little, but it is really just the experience and the privilege of being involved in the game for that amount of time that means the most,” he said.

Milestone makers: Vin Hally, Chris Clements and Steve McNamara have over 1600 games between them as umpires.



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