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ROADS HORROR By Matt Dunn A LEONGATHA man told The Star he feared his son and a mate were dead, after a horror road crash on Thursday night (July 25). Geoff Stephenson had picked up 14 year old son Ethan and fellow Meeniyan-Dumbalk United junior footballer Jackson Smith from training and was driving the boys home when a car careered head-on into their utility. The car, driven by a 48 year old Leongatha woman, was out of control after colliding with another vehicle, driven by an 18 year old man from Leongatha.

Police are investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash, including whether alcohol was a contributing factor. The same night, a man was killed in another crash near Tarwin Lower. Mr Stephenson was spared serious injury, but is having x-rays on his back. Ethan suffered a broken ankle and Jackson a fractured vertebrae. It is Jackson’s injury doctors believe will take longest to heal. Mr Stephenson said the trio had crossed the bridge over the Tarwin River when their car was struck. His first thought was to avoid the lights that were suddenly

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upon him. A split second later he was left reeling. “The two boys were knocked out at that point and I thought they were both dead,” he said. Mr Stephenson struggled to get the boys out, for the ute’s doors were jammed shut. At last he managed to get his own door open, though he struggled to open Ethan’s door. He got Jackson out first through the back, then Ethan. It was clearly an understatement when he said: “It wasn’t nice.” “It’s going to be a long time getting over that one. It’s not something you get out of your head in a hurry, that’s for sure,” he said. Continued on page 4.








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Future vision: an artist’s impression of how the Aldi supermarket in Leongatha will look from Bruce Street in several years’ time, once trees have grown.


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A RENOWNED tree expert has joined the debate on Leongatha’s threatened Illawarra Flame Tree, arguing it could be a great provider of shade in the future Aldi supermarket car park. While the tree’s fate seems sealed, Greg Moore, a senior research associate at Melbourne University and manager of the National Trust’s Register of Significant Trees, said, “Too often our good trees are removed unnecessarily.” He believes it would be the case with Leongatha’s flame tree. “In other circumstances developers, who have been initially hostile to trees on their sites, have changed their minds, once they’ve been informed of the significance

of them,” he said. “In relation to this tree, if it’s done properly, it could be transplanted with a fair rate of success.” But Mr Moore said the flame tree could do even better if it were left where it was and made a feature of the Aldi car park. “What they should be doing is using it for the benefit of the shade it can provide. I just cannot figure this out. You know how hot it can get in summer in Leongatha,” he said. An Aldi spokesperson said the supermarket giant was continuing to “work closely with the South Gippsland Shire Council, residential groups and local businesses, to ensure the planned development will have minimal impact on the community”. “We have proposed a layout that we believe achieves the best outcome, whilst balancing all relevant zoning and construction

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factors that we have to adhere with,” the spokesperson said. “The final layout has unfortunately made it impossible to design around the existing flame tree. However we have made a commitment to the local council to plant three new flame trees in the vicinity of the new store, for the community to enjoy.” Tree advocate Richard Lester is bereft at the decision last week by South Gippsland Shire Council to vote ‘yes’ to the development without consideration of the tree.

“The issue is bigger than just the flame tree. It’s a real shame that trees supposedly afforded protection under our local register are not protected if they’re on private property,” he said. “None of them are safe from a project. All the councillors could talk about in relation to the development was how much money the district would make. The landscape issues are completely ignored.”

Greg Moore: the renowned expert believes the flame tree threatened by the Aldi supermarket development could offer great shade.

From the Star’s Facebook page Aldi decision: your views COMMUNITY interest in the Aldi supermarket in Leongatha and the flame tree has been overwhelming. By yesterday (Monday) morning, The Star’s Facebook post about the development had attracted 2023 views, 52 likes and 31 comments. Among the opinions were: • Scotty Hillis: “Three supermarkets competing for our business and people still worry about a tree. Honestly. Would people have noticed/genuinely cared if the tree got taken out, if it didn’t hit the media? I’m glad the shire has finally opened up its eyes.” • Nicole Macqueen: “Surprise, surprise....Korumburra has an already vacant eyesore that would be perfect but nope! Worse thing they ever did was combine the two councils and move it to Leongatha!” • Joel Bacon: “Good to see some

progress in town, biggest thing to happen since we got power so many years ago!” • Dina Drury: “Great decision. Certainly not up to residents to decide where Aldi should locate their stores. Shame the tree cannot be retained.” • Morgan Fisher: “Great news! Employment and money been spent in the area (they better use local tradesmen to build it!). As for not building in Korumburra, it is my understanding that Aldi doesn’t want to go there so it’s a non issue.” • Elle Tee Kaye: “Leongatha has been held back from business growth for a very long time. We are miles behind Wonthaggi in business development which is hard to understand. Very happy for Aldi to be in Leongatha as it saves travelling to Aldi in Wonthaggi or beyond. I will shop where groceries are most affordable to my family and if that is Aldi so be it.”

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Millions on the way Aldi to lure shoppers to Leongatha by 2014

AN ALDI supermarket could bring up to $24 million worth of business to Leongatha once it opens in 2014. The $8 million development was scheduled to be finished by the end of this year but was not approved by South Gippsland Shire Council until last Wednesday. Planning consultant representing Aldi, Jarrah Lukjanov, said construction would start this year and take around nine months to complete. He said the supermarket will create 22 equivalent full time jobs, reduce retail prices and lure more shoppers to Leongatha. The store will offer 1011 square metres of retail space – up to 200 square metres bigger than the Wonthaggi Aldi – and have 84 on site carparks. Council’s decision to grant a planning permit is still subject to appeal but The Star is unaware of plans by objectors to take the development to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). Only once Aldi has a permit will it appoint a builder. Houses on the existing site on the corner of Bruce and Church streets will then be demolished. “I’m hoping that will happen very quickly,” Mr Lukjanov said. Leongatha Chamber

of Commerce and Industry president Darryl McGannon welcomed the news. “The Leongatha chamber is happy progress has been made with the Aldi development and looks forward to it opening,” he said. Council voted unanimously to approve the supermarket, saying the development was vital for Leongatha’s economic prosperity. Deputy mayor Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks moved the motion to grant Aldi a permit, labelling the supermarket “a major development in a town the size of Leongatha”. “We know from experience that our community is suffering from quite a lot of escape expenditure, particularly to Wonthaggi, and to a lesser extent Warragul and the Latrobe Valley, because of the greater range of stores,” he said. “Having Aldi in town will keep a lot of money in town.” Cr Hutchinson-Brooks said the development was valued at $8 million and could have a multiplying economic benefit of two or three times that value. Cr Don Hill said Aldi would be the first major development in Leongatha in the seven years he has lived in the area. “The town is crying out for development,” he said. Cr Lorraine Brunt said had Aldi opened sooner, Best and Less may not have closed in Leongatha.

the east. Mr Edney junior said between 800 and 1000 traffic movements could occur in the western end of Church Street per day. “It would only require an average of 100 vehicles per hour for a nine hour day to reach the untenable level. That is five vehicles every three minutes or one every 36 seconds. It makes for a very busy intersection,” he said. Mr Edney junior suggested council install a traffic road hump or similar east of Gaudion Lane to deter traffic from heading to the west end of Church Street. He also called for two hour parking restrictions in Church Street during the week and on Saturday mornings, and to issue residents with visitor parking permits, as many shopkeepers and office workers already parked in Church Street, restricting access for visitors. Cr Newton suggested an automatic pedestrian crossing in Church Street to slow traffic. CEO Tim Tamlin said that would require VicRoads’ approval but said council could monitor the situation.


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Cr Jim Fawcett seconded the motion to grant Aldi a permit. “I’m excited for our community, not just for Leongatha, that we will have an efficient and vibrant supermarket operator in the town. They (Aldi) have demonstrated themselves to be good corporate citizens elsewhere,” he said. Council received 11 objections, citing increased traffic, loss of off street carparking and the lack of a public toilet. Cr Hutchinson-Brooks said those living nearby should expect some negative impact during construction due to their choice to live close to the CBD but could also expect the convenience of a supermarket close by. He believed builders should be able to work seven days a week to minimise ongoing convenience to neighbours during construction. Ian Edney last Wednesday asked council to consider adding conditions to restrict noise and traffic in the western end of Church Street and Ritchie Street. He was representing his parents Jack and Joy Edney, whom live at the corner of the streets. “We are not opposed to the development. It is a progressive thing for Leongatha,” Mr Edney junior said. He asked council to apply a permit condition that delivery and garbage vehicles enter and exit the site via the eastern end of Church Street. He also asked for construction trucks to be required to access the site from the same eastern end of Church Street or Bruce Street. Mr Lukjanov said Bruce Street was already busy with retail trade, but agreed with a request from Cr Hutchison-Brooks for the construction management plan to require large trucks to access Church Street from


By Brad Lester THE flame tree on the Aldi site will be lopped and a proposal to plant three flame trees onsite in its place has been abandoned. Instead, South Gippsland Shire Council has asked Aldi to plant a flame tree in a council reserve. The tree, in a yard in Bruce Street, is 100 years old and on council’s Significant Tree Register. Council has required Aldi to plant three other trees onsite, with the species to be approved by council. Permit conditions specify three

Queensland brush box trees to be planted in the Church Street road reserve, and the trees to be at least two metres high. Cr Lorraine Brunt said flame trees were not good street trees, with invasive roots, bulging roots near the surface and dropping leaves on the ground. “Let’s not set Aldi up for large maintenance costs in the future,” she said. Cr Jim Fawcett said “it is entirely appropriate that it (flame tree) be removed”. “Aldi will donate a flame tree to be planted on a council reserve to ensure it is protected rather than

being at the whim of a property owner in 100 years time,” he said. Cr Andrew McEwen cited an arborist report undertaken on behalf of Aldi stating the tree would need a root ball of seven metres in diameter to survive, yet machinery was only capable of handling a tree with a root ball of two metres. The arborist further commented the tree would need years of care to survive. Cr Bob Newton carried mixed feelings. “I don’t like seeing history go but I think this is one of those unfortunate cases where it will have to go for the sake of progress,” he said.



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JSL opens in Wonthaggi THE new JSL Light Engine Repairs Super Store opened in Wonthaggi on Monday. Owner Jared Lovie is thrilled with the smart makeover of the for-

mer Hills Mowers business located at 32 Merrin Crescent and was flat out keeping up with the constant stream of customers coming in to buy rideon mowers, enquiring about new chainsaws and for repairs and parts.

The staff at JSLare a happy bunch and nothing is too much trouble as the happy customers discovered on their first day of trading this week. Jared also runs a successful JSL business in Leongatha.

Backflip Wine honour By Jane Ross A NEW era in communication between the Wonthaggi Business Association and Bass Coast Shire Council has begun.

Super: from left, celebrating the opening of the new JSL Light Engine Repairs in Wonthaggi on Monday were owner Jared Lovie and staff members Raelea Perry, Korumburra and Jared’s father Steve Lovie.

Just opened: JSL Light Engine Repairs owner Jared Lovie has expanded with his new store opening in Wonthaggi on Monday.

It has been prompted by a meeting last week between representatives of both organisations following trader anger about a big jump in footpath trading fees. Business association vice president Pat Barry chaired the meeting on behalf of president Malcolm Beasley. It resulted in the council declaring a moratorium on the fee increases, with the promise of a review. This will take place over the next six months. Mr Barry said mayor Cr Clare Le Serve, deputy mayor Cr Neil Rankine, Cr Brad Drew, shire corporate services director Danny Luna, economic development manager Peter Francis and community safety manager Philippa O’Halloran attended together with a number of traders. Cr Le Serve said businesses could be assured council was solidly behind them, understanding it’s a tough environment. Mr Barry said traders were unhappy about the fee rise, the fact they were brought in during quiet winter trading and the way traders found out about them. He said council representatives and traders had done some research before the meeting to find out what footpath trading fees were charged by other shires. He said Bass Coast’s new fees were comparatively “way out of whack”. Mr Barry described the meeting with the council as positive. So much so, the business association is planning a second meeting in August to discuss other issues of concern such as the need for a revamped streetscape for Wonthaggi. “It’s 30 years since the last one.”

A LEONGATHA South winery is king of the Australian industry. Bass Phillip won wine of the year at the inaugural James Halliday Wine Companion Awards Melbourne last week. The winery secured the honour with its 2010 Bass Phillip Reserve Pinot Noir, and received the attention of national and international media as a result. The drop received 99/100, the highest score ever given to an Australian table wine by James Halliday. Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2014 also rates Bass Phillips other wines highly, with the lowest score 94/100. While winery owner Phillip Jones was not available for comment, The Star is certain he would be smiling at his latest success. The winery targets high end Melbourne venues and the winning wine sells for about $350 a bottle. The pinot noir has been described as excelling in all facets of wine judging. Mr Jones established the winery in 1979, and since then the mineral-rich soils, cooler temperatures and high humidity have delivered intense flavour, firm natural acidity, and minerality in pinot noir, his website states. His website attributes his pinot noir’s success to significant rainfall, high soil mineral content, free-draining soils, and low cropping. “Careful vine management is critical, winemaking technique is less important, but care of the wines during maturation is paramount,” the website mentioned. “However, no amount of winemaking skill can compensate for lack of vineyard fruit excellence.”

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Continued from page 1. “I just hope Jackson continues to recover the way he has been and everything’s going to be okay. My understanding is the driver that struck us is going to be all right too. And I really hope she is. Her family’s going to be going through a lot right now.” On the same night, a single vehicle accident occurred near Tarwin Lower. A 29 year old Tarwin man was killed after his Nissan Patrol utility left the Inverloch-Venus Road, crashed through several trees, a fence and some scrub before coming to rest in the paddock. The accident went unnoticed until Friday morning, when the crash was discovered by a farmer. The man’s name has yet

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So close: fortunately nobody was killed during the crash at Meeniyan. Photo courtesy of Gerard Bruning@ to be released, but Tarwin footballers and netballers wore black armbands around their arms and legs on the weekend. Mr Stephenson said he had many strangers to thank in the wake of the crash. “The response was fantastic, with lots of people stopping to help. People were really unbelievable, going out of their way to try and help. Obviously the fire brigade and the police were great too,” he said. “People were phenomenal, sitting with Jackson and Ethan. There was one guy who allowed us – despite the fact Ethan was bleeding – to sit in the front of his car to keep

him warm with the heater. He didn’t care about the blood, he just went out of his way to help.” The Leongatha woman was trapped in her vehicle for a substantial period of time, before eventually being freed, Leongatha Police’s Sergeant Dale McCahon said. She was later conveyed by air ambulance to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, where she underwent surgery for abdominal injuries. She also has chest injuries. The two air ambulances landed on the Tarwin River bridge, with Jackson being taken away in one to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

Mr Stephenson and Ethan were conveyed to the Dandenong Hospital by road. Sgt McCahon said the road was blocked for five hours, with west bound traffic diverted via Nerrena and east bound traffic diverted via Buffalo. There were 40 emergency services personnel at the incident, including five CFA units, five ambulance units, five police units and the two air ambulances. Two tow trucks also attended the crash site. “There were also several people there from South Gippsland Shire Council, who helped stop an oil and fuel leak from

running downhill into the Tarwin River, with fears Meeniyan’s water supply could be contaminated,” Sgt McCahon said. “Even though it’s a VicRoads road, council was excellent in its extremely prompt attendance. The EPA was also involved in that, even though they didn’t attend.” Sgt McCahon said the CFA were “remarkable and magnificent” in their handling of the incident. Anyone with information with information about the crash is urged to contact Senior Constable Paul Malouf or Sergeant Jason Hullick from the Bass Coast Highway Patrol on 5671 4100.

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Tree slaughter By Brad Lester INVERLOCH is in danger of losing its leafy appeal, with the incidence of tree poisonings rising at an alarming rate.

Not on: arborist Peter Bateman of Arborzone Professional Tree Services inspects poisoned trees along the Inverloch foreshore.

Vandals are boring holes into trees and pouring poison into stumps and roots, with the worst hit areas being along Ramsay Boulevard and in the town’s established eastern neighbourhood. Trees are being killed to make way for sea views and as more development occurs in town, the number of mature trees being sacrificed for greed is increasing. The bushy allure that drew people to Inverloch is vanishing, leaving the town at risk of resembling a Melbourne suburb. Trees are being destroyed along the town’s foreshore, and bold vandals are even trespassing onto private land, entering backyards to slay trees between their balconies and the sea. Trees on vacant blocks of land are dying mysteriously when vegetation on neighbouring properties

is healthy, paving the way for large scale development. Arborist Peter Bateman is disturbed by the attacks, saying the escalation has coincided with rising property values. “Whenever we get environmental vandalism, trees are destroyed and carbon is released and the cycle of carbon induced sea level rises continues,� the owner of Arborzone Professional Tree Services said. “Houses along the foreshore will get washed away in 200 years but people do not think long term. “This is public land they are vandalising. We are talking about people that have bought blocks of land for up to $800,000 and build houses that are valued up to $700,000, and you would imagine these sorts of people would be responsible and show respect.� Bass Coast Shire Council’s environment manager Alison Creighton said council continues to monitor the situation, but needed the public’s help. “We are talking to people about getting evidence and information,

but a lot of people do not want to do it because it’s their neighbours or friends that are doing it,� she said. “They need to be willing to get up in court and say here’s the proof.� Ms Creighton said council had not ruled out erecting “ugly� signs where trees have been poisoned, to block the view and deter potential offenders. “We would rather see how we can get the community together to replant it and then they would look after it,� she said. Three trees near Pensioner Point are dying side by side. Further west along the foreshore, other trees are dead or dying. Cypress trees have been attacked many times over the years, but still survive. Up nearby Venus Street, with its stunning ocean vistas, only the trunks and branches of trees remain, the life sucked from them. On the eastern side of town, the area around Pymble Avenue, Bayview Avenue and Nautilus Road is a hot spot for tree attacks, as old homes are removed


to make way for multistorey complexes. Trees on naturestrips, and in front and back yards have been killed. “In some ways, poisoning trees in backyards is worse than poisoning council trees because they are on private property. It’s one thing to destroy public property but when people enter private property, they are trespassing,� Mr Bateman said. A tell tale sign of tree poisoning is a browning canopy. Eventually all leaves die and peripheral branches fall away. Despite any financial gain people may enjoy, Mr Bateman said many people overlook the monetary value of mature trees. One tree can add up to $20,000 to

a property’s value. Mr Bateman is contracted by council to care for poisoned trees. He will try to save trees by flushing the poison out of drill holes or saturating the surrounding ground with water in a bid to dilute the poison. Trees beyond saving are pruned of dying leaves and branches, and a skeleton left behind to obstruct the view. “It’s council policy to keep the frame and remove the external pieces likely to fall. Frames like this will stay for 10 years so at least the poisoners do not win,� Mr Bateman said. The fine for poisoning a tree is only around $800, but a sea view can add up to $100,000 to the value of a property.

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Knows his stuff: Jess Worthy has more than 15 years of automotive experience and has recently opened Worthy Automotive.

Worthy's worth it THERE'S a new business in town but with a familiar face at the helm. Jess Worthy has branched out to start his own mechanical business in Leongatha, Worthy Automotive. Jess has more than 15 years' experience in the automotive industry, with the knowledge and expertise to match. “I completed my apprenticeship with the VACC in Melbourne and then went on to work with Toyota and Holden vehicles,” he said. “From then I worked on a lot of European models like Saab and Renault.” This wide range of experience means Jess has the knowledge to work on any car. “I can fix any mechanical repairs that need to be

done. ” he said. “I love what I do. For example at the moment in the workshop I have a car that's from 1964 and one that's from 2009.” We are a family run business at Worthy Automotive with an apprentice to soon join our team. Jessoffers prompt,qualityworkatreasonableprices. Despite being open only one week, business has been great. “We have the latest diagnostic tools in the workshop,” Jess said. You can find Worthy Automotive at factory 2, 50 Yarragon Road, Leongatha. Enter the workshop from Watson Road and look out for the big red sign.

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Cooking, Aussie-style: Leongatha Primary School Grade 6 students Charli Fixter, Maddy Birrell and Hayleigh Bashaw with Changshu Experimental Primary School students Sofie and Andy last week.

Chinese friends visit By Matt Dunn THERE may come a day for our school kids when taking trips to China is just as common as travelling locally. And the same may be true for Chinese children coming to Australia. Last week Leongatha Primary School hosted 12 students from sister school Changshu Experimental Primary School. Many other Chinese students stayed with host families from other Gippsland schools. In April a contingent of LPS children, teachers and parents was over there. It’s a connection the State Government is keen to see prosper, committing $13 million over the next four years to send 500 Year 9 students from across the state for five week study tours in the Asian giant, with an opportunity to “develop language, culture and leadership skills”. Education Minister Martin Dixon spending time living and studying in another country was “one of the single most powerful way for young people to expand their understanding of other cultures and languages”. “China, in particular, plays a key role in the future prosperity of our state. It is an increasingly important partner for Victoria in the areas of trade and industry, tourism, education and cultural exchange,” he said. “As such, we are committed to building China literacy in our schools, and supporting Victorian students to spend time in China. We are actively supporting overseas exchanges and immersion experiences through a range of different initiatives, including Gippsland’s innovative Learning Local, Learning Global program involving Leongatha Primary School.

“In 2011, the then Gippsland Region entered into a partnership with the Eastern Metropolitan Region to establish a sister school program with schools in Jiangsu Province, China, Victoria’s sister state.” In 2012, Gippsland was matched with the city of Changshu. “For Gippsland students, this partnership is particularly important as many have limited access to and experience of multi-cultural life locally, with the level of cultural diversity in Gippsland at approximately three per cent,” Mr Dixon said. “Not only does this project enhance students’ understanding of China, it also improves access to learning more broadly, across the region and globally through the use of technology. “The Victorian Government also supports study tours by foreign students and teachers to Victoria. This not only showcases our system to foreign students and educators, it helps local students become global citizens and contributes to the internationalisation of Victorian education.” Mr Dixon believes the benefit to schools of hosting overseas students is enormous. Last year 399 students from China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Indonesia undertook short term study program to Victoria. Assistant principal Leonnie McCluskey said the visit by the Chinese students had been something special. “It’s just been sensational. It’s wonderful. Our kids and the Chinese kids have been so excited,” she said. The Changshu students immersed themselves in a genuine cultural experience, playing Aussie rules, milking cows and visiting Phillip Island. “It’s like they’ve been here forever,” she said.

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Too old for job Ray claims discrimination By Matt Dunn AT 62, Leongatha’s parcel delivery contractor Ray Joyce claims he has been told he’s too old to deliver.

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By Brad Lester A HEAVY vehicle alternate route through Leongatha is essential to the town’s industrial growth. That claim was outlined in a study by South Gippsland Shire Council earmarking ideal sites for future development. The Leongatha Industrial Land Supply Study spruiks to potential investors and developers the town is ripe for industrial progress. “An alternate truck route would enable heavy vehicles to be redirected away from the town centre and would provide planning certainty for further industrial development in Leongatha,” the study stated. Council is still working with VicRoads on finalising the route design before going to public consultation. A date is yet to be set. The report, adopted unanimously by council last Wednesday, highlights the affordability of industrial land in Leongatha in relative proximity to Melbourne. Industrial land in Leongatha ranges from $370,000 to $400,000, whereas industrial land in Pakenham is 90 per cent dearer at up to $760,000 and Cranbourne 110 per cent higher at up to $840,000. Council expects Leongatha’s existing 6.5ha of developable industrial land to be consumed within five to eight years, and estimates up to an extra 26ha will be needed by 2031. Cr Don Hill said the VLE Leongatha livestock selling complex attracted people from as far as southern New South Wales to Wednesday markets, and believed the study’s earmarking of further development around the saleyards would yield regional benefits. “This study signals that South Gippsland Shire is open for business and that things can happen now,” he said.


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Cr Andrew McEwen said Leongatha needed a “shovel ready industrial estate that is ready for large sale industrial enterprises”. “This now gives us ample opportunity to attract more businesses to the area,” he said. Cr Jim Fawcett said the study was “about progress” and would provide enough industrial land to meet Leongatha’s needs for the next 20 years. “It’s incredible to understand there are over 3300 jobs provided in this town, which is more jobs than there are houses so Leongatha is also providing jobs for the community across South Gippsland, not just Leongatha,” he said. “The township of Leongatha, with the provision of gas, water and a saline outfall, provides the opportunities for major manufacturers to consider as a potential site.” The study: • recommends the retention and expansion of industry in the existing main industrial estate; • highlights Hughes Street as the most logical direction for industrial growth, offering cheaper transport and infrastructure connections. This includes developing land between Murray Goulburn, north of Woorayl Golf Club and linking to Hughes Street; • states the Leongatha Aerodrome area could be rezoned to allow further aeronautical services, including transport and logistics services; • recommends rezoning around the Koonwarra saleyards to allow for agricultural services and retail; and • raises the prospect of land at the intersection of Bass Highway and Andersons Road being suitable for a single large scale industrial facility spanning 10-20ha. The Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry hopes the study will provide council with a clear plan to increase and develop land to accommodate new businesses, president Darryl McGannon said. “The chamber welcomes new business to Leongatha and encourages council to implement the plan. Leongatha is in need of more industrial land and this study is well over due,” he said. Council received just 11 permit applications for industrial buildings since 2006 but this could reflect subdued manufacturing activity generally. Forty four permits were issued between 2000 and 2012.

It’s the main reason he decided not to tender for another five year extension on his contract. Aside from that, Australia Post wanted him to do it cheaper than he thought was possible. The new contract is tens of thousands of dollars below what he could operate for and still make a modest profit. The new contractor, Barinder Anand Sudan, has four other contracts around the state, and is employing several staff to handle deliveries. The growth of her company, Company Harmony Xova, has been rapid. Australia Post issued a broad response to questions posed by The Star. Unanswered questions included, ‘Was Mr Joyce told he was too old to tender for the contract extension?’ and ‘Are the workers employed by Ms Sudan, Australian citizens or permanent residents?’ While Australia Post assured the paper none of the workers were 457 visa holders (a work visa allowing workers to come to Australia and work for an approved business for up to four years), it refused to say any more on the issue – meaning the workers could well be on tourist or student visas. Ms Sudan was unavailable for comment. Under current workplace laws, working as casuals, delivery people are covered by the Road Traffic and Distribution Award, receiving a minimum of $22.22 an hour. But what irks Mr Joyce most is the feeling he has been locked out of the negotiations because he was deemed too old. “I was told I was by Australia Post I was too old. My theory was if I was too old, and I wouldn’t get the contract, there was little point bidding on an extension to the contract,” Mr Joyce said. “That’s my biggest gripe of anything. I’ve been doing 15 hours a day for a long time. I’m fit. I don’t think I should have been denied the opportunity to work. I’ve done a good job and I put in 120 per cent. “I’ve done nothing wrong. I was eliminated because of age. I believe I was being bullied into taking the contract at a discount price. I think this was a conspiracy right from the start.” On April 19, Mr Joyce received a letter with “the offer” a set price for the contract that he was asked to match. Many aspects of the contract had been whittled down, with less paid for parcel deliveries than in the past. Because he had been doing the work of two, he had had plans to put on a full time employee – paying himself about $25.60 per hour and his mate the same. “This was supposed to be a negotiated contract. There were no negotiations at all. It was take it or leave it,” Mr Joyce said. He said the offer put to him was “unacceptable”. He knows of other contracts that have also been swallowed up by operators who do it much, much cheaper. “That’s the greed of Australia Post,” he said. An Australia Post spokesperson said contractors formed “a vital part of our national parcel delivery network”. “Australia Post has appropriate checks in place to ensure contractors comply with relevant workplace laws. If there is evidence that a contractor is not complying with relevant

workplace laws, Australia Post will investigate the matter and exercise any appropriate contractual rights to remedy the situation,” she said. “Australia Post has a rigorous tender process. We provide all applicants with the full service requirements and specifications for each tender. We are satisfied the new contractor can fulfil the terms and conditions of their agreement.” Communication Workers Union branch secretary Joan Doyle said while underpaid workers on 457 visas has been an issue in Australia Post, there was probably a greater prevalence of workers on student or tourist visas. “The 457 stuff is a bit of a red herring,” she said. In regards to Mr Joyce, she believes he was given a raw deal. “They seek to cut the money he’s given to do the job, and then he’s replaced with people very new to the industry and subcontracting the work out,” she said. “It’s not good for customer service and it’s certainly not good for people who work in the industry.”

Postal purge: former Leongatha parcel contractor Ray Joyce, 62, claims he has been told by Australia Post he is too old to deliver.

Industrial hub • Total value of industry activity in Leongatha estimated to be $970 million. • Manufacturing is the largest sector of Leongatha’ economy, with 570 jobs in 2011, up from 540 in 2006, or 13 per cent of all jobs. •Leongatha’s population to rise from 4970 in 2012 to 6880 by 2031, resulting in need for 1170 extra new jobs.

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Artistic celebration THE Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Centre celebrated 30 years in operation on the weekend, unveiling a set of brilliant murals. Centre coordinator Jan Bourne said the Creating Opportunities for Youth

project, unveiled on Sunday, was a great way to celebrate the centre and the young people who would be the leaders of the next generation. “The 10 week project was coordinated by two community artists - Pauline Grotto and Mick Hoey - with the brief of supporting young people to

Hot stuff: barbecue fundraisers, back from left, Wonthaggi Men’s Shed’s Brian Conroy, carer Adriana Hebenschuss and Wonthaggi Men’s Shed’s Ken Duggan. Front, Joseph Reihana.

develop four large interpretive panels reflecting aspects of life in Wonthaggi from a young person’s perspective,” she said. “This was a great opportunity for interested young people with or without artwork experience to be involved in an exciting public arts project. The

four groups comprising students from Wonthaggi Secondary College Dudley Campus, VCAL, Bass Coast Specialist School and a mixed age group from the Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Centre developed panels reflecting the themes of environment, recreation, our town and The Wonthaggi Monster.”

Art of the matter: Duncan Cowley (who hung the murals), centre coordinator Jan Bourne and volunteer coordinator Jean Tattersall in front of the Creating Opportunities for Youth project.

The project was sponsored by Bass Coast Community Foundation and was “a wonderful tribute to the energy and enthusiasm of young people in our community”. Ms Bourne said anyone interested in viewing the mural was invited to drop into the centre at 6 Murray Street.

Perfect harmony: The Harmonizers – Dani, Jacqui and Jess Paulson - wowed the crowds with their sweets sounds.

Dance with the devil

By Sarah Vella

A PROPOSAL to reintroduce Tasmanian devils to the mainland after years of local extinction could begin at Wilson’s Promontory. The Wildlife Biodiversity Cooperative Research Centre is seeking $40 million over eight years for projects to return areas to presettlement ecosystems. One of these projects could see Tasmanian fauna including the devil, the eastern quoll, the pademelon (a small wallaby), the eastern barred bandicoot, and the Tasmanian bettong returned to Victoria after years of local extinction. If government gives the research centre the go-ahead, a scoping study into the Wilsons Promontory plan could begin by 2015, but reintroduction of animals would be up to 10 years away. Ian Walker, general manager of environment and heritage at Parks Victoria, said the idea of mainland reintroduction of Tasmanian

devil has been around for a long time. “Wilson Promontory National Park has been mentioned as a potential park destination for reintroduction in the context of these discussions,” he said. “The current proposal is subject to further discussions, planning and independent risk analysis. It is also subject to discussions with government, interested stakeholders and the community.” Mr Walker said Parks Victoria supports the Wildlife Biodiversity Cooperative Research Centre led by Newcastle University, as they do many other research partner organisations. “Parks are critical for the conservation of wildlife and we are committed to exploring these innovative proposals with our research partners, based on the best scientific advice, for the better management of parks,” he said. “We will continue to work on the proposal with the Wildlife Biodiversity CRC bid team consisting of 17 universities, agencies and departments across Australia and New Zealand.”

Devil’s advocate: a proposal to reintroduce wildlife to Victoria after years of extinction may see Tasmanian devils and other small marsupials reintroduced, starting at Wilsons Promontory.

POLICE BRIEFS Noticeboard 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 Welfare 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 AUGUST IMMUNISATION PROGRAM Tuesday 6 August FISH CREEK, RSL Hall, Meeniyan-Prom Rd, 9-9.30am FOSTER, WMA Centre, Main St, 10-10:30am LEONGATHA, Uniting Church Hall, Peart St 12.30-1.30pm Wednesday 8 August MIRBOO NTH, M & CH Centre, Brennan St, 9-9.30am KORUMBURRA,Community Rm, 81 Commercial St, 11.30-12pm. Enquiries: Ph 5662 9361 COUNCIL WORKS THIS WEEK Anderson Inlet Rd, Moyarra Stabilising works Grand Ridge Rd, Trida Guardrail Jupiter Blvd, Venus Bay Footpath extension Old Canavans Rd, Mt Eccles Sth Landslip repairs Poowong East/Nyora to Loch Road maintenance Tarwin/Walkerville Sealed rd maintenance Venus Bay/Pound Ck to Koonwarra Road maintenance

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Joint road sting POLICE and Sherriff’s Department officers joined forces last Monday and Tuesday, targeting drivers in Leongatha and Wonthaggi. The two day mobile operation saw Sherriff’s Department officers discover 13 drivers with a total of 137 outstanding warrants, and fines totalling $45,000. Two vehicles were clamped. Police issued 19 felony notices to drivers for various driving offences, including using mobile phones while driving. Four hundred and fifty drivers were randomly breath-tested, though none were found to be over the legal limit.

Railway plunder A BURGLAR stole money and alcohol from a rail shed in Station Street, Korumburra, between 8am and 6.30pm on Tuesday, July 23. The shed was also the victim’s residence.

Tin theft A CHARITY tin was stolen from a fast food restaurant in Mine Road,

Korumburra between 10pm on Saturday, July 20 and 8pm on Monday, July 22. The offender stole the tin from the counter of the shop, possibly when the shop was busy on Sunday, July 21.

Gas meter theft A THIEF stole a gas meter from a residence in Hagelthorn Street, Wonthaggi between June 24 and July 13. The gas valve was turned off and the meter removed.

Hit run WONTHAGGI Police are looking for witnesses to a hit run in Murray Street, Wonthaggi, near the intersection of Biggs Street, on Thursday, July 4 at 11.30am. A 15 year old female pedestrian from Dumbalk was struck by a vehicle as she crossed over Biggs Drive, towards the Wonthaggi Medical Centre. She received minor injuries. Police are seeking public help with details of the vehicle or driver of the vehicle involved. Any information should be directed to Constable Button at Wonthaggi Police Station by phoning 5671 4100.

Hospital delay By Jane Ross THE move into Leongatha’s wonderful new hospital has been delayed by two weeks. It will now be functional from Monday, October 7. And that’s a week when surgeons operate so they’ll have a brand new theatre suite with up-to-the-minute equipment. The normally reticent Gippsland Southern Health Service CEO Gary Templeton admitted on Friday the operating suite was “stunning”. He said cold weather had contributed to a hitch in the laying of vinyl throughout the new building, hence putting the move back by a fortnight. But he’s unfazed, saying if, over the time of the project, “two weeks is all we’ve lost we’re doing well”. And, Mr Templeton added, the initial projected completion time was mid-2014 “so we’re really well ahead”. The move will take place over three weeks and the new hospital will now be operational on Monday, October 7. In a memo to staff, Mr Templeton said the executive suite, primary care, hotel services and stores will be the first to move on September 23. The following week, the operating suite, recovery, radiology, pharmacy, inpatients’ ward and urgent care will shift across from the old facility. Maintenance, main entry, education, pathology and medical records will go during the last week. Once the move has taken place, work will start on demolishing the old buildings.


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THE Wizard of Oz has been a popular movie to borrow from Network Video in Leongatha of late. Interest has been prompted by the recent Lyric Theatre production of the timeless classic. LYRIC Theatre’s 50th birthday falls on February 8, 2015. The committee is seeking people wanting to be part of a sub-committee to guide celebrations. To be part of this, phone president Glenda Smith on 5655 1163 or 0409 233 366. CANCER Council Victoria is looking for South Gippsland volunteers to support Daffodil Day activities on Friday, August 23. This year’s bloom of daffodils will be available at 390 street stalls manned by more than 2200 volunteers. Retailers including IGAs across the state will be also be supporting the


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cause by selling a variety of merchandise including pens, magnets, key rings and wristbands. Cancer Council Victoria is calling on the generosity of South Gippsland residents to get involved and give up some of their time to help the 189 people in the South Gippsland region diagnosed with cancer each year. For further information or to support Daffodil Day, visit au or phone 1300 65 65 85. BASS Valley Primary School welcomed two new additions to the Grade 3/4H classroom recently. Named Snowy and Nutella, the two little rabbits are 12 weeks old. The students in the class voted on their names, and they like to eat hay and rabbit food. GRADE 5 and 6 students at Fish Creek Primary School will be creating peace posters for this year’s Lions Club competition. The theme is “Our World, Our Future” which fits in perfectly with their focus of study this term, which is sustainability and the environment. For more information on the competition, have a look at www. AS PART of Book Week celebrations Welshpool and District Primary School will be holding a book fair during the week commencing Monday, August 5. Parents, grandparents, friends, neighbours and the wider community are invited to come along and browse the wide range of books available for purchase. The school will receive a percentage of the sales figures in books for its library. NEWHAVEN College has been enjoying international experiences of late. Students have returned from the European Art and History Tour as well as the World Challenge trip to Nepal. The school also received visits from international students, Lea Gosweiler (Switzerland) and Elisa Jaud and Laura Tresch (France). The school will

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be visited by Ibaraki students from Japan. FOUR Year 9 students from Korumburra Secondary College who have headed to the Gnurad Gundij camp

in Glenormiston. They will take part in a nine week residential leadership school program. The students are Harry McLean, Jacinta Tipping, Nicole Hanks and Skye Twite.

Flying visit: this little seagull seemed a little bit lost last week, hanging out on Leongatha’s McCartin Street in front of The Star office. He enjoyed a few crumbs from a friendly observer, quite oblivious to the people walking past and the hustle of the street. We wish him (or her) well on all of his (or her) future travels.

Teens to hit the air LEONGATHA Secondary College students will be hitting the air waves next week. Matt Dunlop, Charlotte Brew, Bec Dowthwaite and Bill Marvath will have their hour long radio program broadcast across 3mFM’s frequencies on Wednesday night. The program includes reports, interviews, special reports and much more. Talking segments are broken up with musical tracks recorded by students at the school while all sound bites for sweepers and segment intros came from recordings made around the school. Even though it was a nerve racking experience at first, Charlotte said she soon became comfortable. “It really has helped with our articulation of words,” she said. “We had to do a lot of takes of different sections, which made it hard, but we

got there in the end.” School music coordinator David Velja produced the show with sound equipment the school received thanks to grants over the past few years. “We have been working on the program since term one and got the kids in recording their segments in

term two,” he said. “It is exciting it is finally going to air.” Mr Velja estimates around 50 hours of work from himself, fellow teacher Roy John and the students has gone into the program. Listen to 3mFM on Wednesday, August 7 from 8pm to hear the program.

Final touches: Bec Dowthwaite, Charlotte Brew and Matt Dunlop listening to their radio program before it airs next Wednesday.

Community backs fit kids LEONGATHA Primary School physical education teacher Ben Soumalis was keen to get the students moving at lunchtime.

90 years strong: Mavis Wightman celebrated her 90th birthday in fine style with an openhouse afternoon at the Uniting Church Hall, Leongatha on Sunday. The Leongatha identity had more than 150 people call in for her birthday. Her three remaining children Max, Jenny and Heather were there for the event as well as plenty of other relatives and friends. Mavis is pictured cutting her 90th birthday cake.

To this end, he decided on a weekly lunchtime footy competition between the school’s four houses. There was one small problem: no jumpers and little money so spend on buying them. With thousands of dollars to deck out the 80 students who would take to the field each day, more than a little help was needed. He had a dream, but an almighty headache too. But the problem was quickly solved when he made some calls to local football clubs (Leongatha senior and junior, Stony Creek and Meeniyan Dumbalk United), along with Sports First, the Gippsland Power, Melbourne Football Club

and AFL Victorian County Umpires Association. In fact, he got a lot more than he expected. It’s fair to say Mr Soum (as he is called by the students) is a good spruiker. But he said there was little selling involved, and those he called were happy to get on board to see the program prosper. “It’s been nice to have so much community support. It wasn’t a difficult task to raise some money. I reckon we could run the program, but if you didn’t have the uniforms it wouldn’t be anywhere near as good. The kids wouldn’t be anywhere near as passionate about it,” he said. “You’ve got a sport they can be successful at in their local community, and you’ve got the community pumping in funds to make sure it can happen.” Aside from the money

provided by Sports First, Leongatha FC, Stony Creek FC and MDU FC, Gippsland Power gave the school 18 coaches’ boards, 25 footballs, 30 whistles and several cones. AFL Victoria Country Umpires Association’s country umpiring development manager Russell O’Toole provided umpire uniforms and goal umpire flags and will conduct a basic umpiring introductory course for 30 participants later in the term. Melbourne FC will provide giveaways, certificates for students, a ladder, jackets, free match tickets, and tickets to the National Sports Museum. Melbourne players may also be in attendance on the school’s grand final day when the two best teams battle it out for the Demon Cup. Leongatha Secondary College’s Tony Clark is also organising Year 10 peer support leaders to umpire games.

Looking good: Leongathe Primary School students were ecstatic with their official house footy jumpers. With the students, from left, are phys ed teacher Ben Soumalis, MDU Football Club president Adrian Coulter, Stony Creek Football Club president Neil Cope, Leongatha Junior Football president Darryl McGannon, Sports First’s Mark Lafferty, Gippsland Power indigenous development officer Troy Oakley and Gippsland Power coach Nick Stevens.

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Action station By Sarah Vella IT IS just a matter of time before the sounds of industry will once again fill the former Bonlac factory in Toora. The plant, now operated by ViPlus Dairy, will blend and can infant formula for export to China and is expected to begin production at the end of August. All of the equipment required for the blending and canning process has been installed and pending a final inspection, is ready to run. Director Leon Chen is awaiting approval from the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service to allow operations to start. The factory will employ 15 to 18 staff in the first stage. “We plan to put in two shifts if possible, to maximise efficiency,” Mr Chen said. “Because we will eventually expand our production lines, we will need more people and we will try to attract those who are experienced in the dairy industry to work here.” The owners of ViPlus want to restore the factory back to its former status within the community. “We just have a different product,” Mr

Chen said. “Our aim is to rebuild what Bonlac achieved so many years ago and we want to restore the size of the community.” Mr Chen said ViPlus has recently researched the history of the factory and wants to connect to the past. “We have got a lot of ex-factory staff involved with the process,” he said. “We like the history because it is one of our selling points in China, not just our beautiful environment, but also our history in dairy.” At the current equipment level, the factory is capable of producing three million cans of baby formula for export per year. “Once that capacity is filled we will add more equipment to the production line,” Mr Chen said. “By the time we reach 10 million cans per year, we will start the drying. By then we will not only expand the powder production, our canning will grow too. “We will be one of the major players in dry mixing in Australia.” Currently, ViPlus is importing readymade cans for filling. Eventually, they will import printed sheet metal and make the cans themselves. “Then we will be extremely competitive in our market,” Mr Chen said.


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$5.19m health hub starts By Jane Ross WORK has started on the first stage of rebuilding the Wonthaggi Hospital complex. Bass Coast Regional Health (BCRH) CEO Lea Pope is pleased a local builder – TS Constructions - has the contract for the $5.19 million construction. The money will pay for a new community rehabilitation centre and five-seat dental clinic. Replacing the latter can’t come soon enough. When the State Government announced in June last year it would grant $1.19m under the Rural Capital Support Fund to build the new dental clinic, BCRH director of community services Ward Street said, “It’s well overdue to be replaced.” He said the current clinic is old, substandard and riddled with asbestos. Building was to have started in January with a December 2013 completion date, but Ms Pope said the dental clinic is scheduled for completion at the end of October.

The new community rehabilitation building is being paid for with a $4m grant from the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). That funding was announced before the state came on board with the dental clinic grant and a decision was made to integrate the two services, fitting in with the BCRH broader master plan for an integrated primary care centre on the Wonthaggi Hospital site. Ms Pope said there was high interest in the tender process, with both local and Melbourne-based companies taking part. She said the tender process was fiercely competitive and merit based. “TS Constructions has done a number of projects at the hospital and the quality of its work is second to none.” The project is being guided by a control group consisting of representatives from the Department of Health, architectural firm Health Science Planning Consultants, quantity surveyors Slattery Australia and executive from BCRH. Ms Pope said the group will ensure the project runs to time and budget. The dental clinic and community rehabilitation hub will function as usual during construction.

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E D I T O R I A L Accidents in pipeline WELL done to South Gippsland Shire Council for granting Aldi a permit to build a supermarket in Leongatha. Nevertheless, the community has a right to be concerned about the adequacy of controls council has applied to reduce the impact of the additional traffic Aldi will bring to this part of Leongatha. The Church and Bair street intersection is where a residential street meets the South Gippsland Highway. Already visibility is limited for drivers entering the highway from Church Street, as parked cars block sight distance from both directions, forcing motorists to drive forward in order to see. There is inadequate stopping space for vehicles in the median strip between the two lanes of the highway, effectively requiring drivers to wait for clear traffic both left and right if they wish to turn right into the highway from Church Street. Aldi will result in more shoppers entering this intersection, compounding the existing traffic problem. Once the Leongatha Fire Station is built virtually opposite, the risk of a collision will only increase. Council and VicRoads should act now to prevent a major problem, considering the merit of a roundabout, traffic lights or some other appropriate measure. Sight distance at the Church-Bruce street junction is also limited due to parking being permitted close to the intersection. This intersection also requires attention, such as a roundabout, otherwise the safety of motorists and pedestrians will be at risk. Council planners believe they have considered both intersections and deemed them adequate to cope with the inevitable increase in traffic. However council’s planning department is aware of existing issues with the Church-Bair street junction and was “considering options to improve the intersection in conjunction with the proposed Leongatha heavy vehicle bypass”. As they say, prevention is better than cure.

WE WOULD like to express our disappointment at the announcement of this year’s Alberton Football Netball League finals venues and in particular the 2013 grand final being taken outside our league to the Wonthaggi venue. As volunteers to country football, we believe our community clubs should work towards improving their facilities in every effort to make our grounds available for finals. We (Geoff McCraw and Marilyn Flett) have personally made contributions to 14 grand finals hosted at Foster from 1996 to 2009 and then again in 2012. This was done as a commitment to our league and to local competing clubs, including players, supporters, netballers and umpires. Countless hours have been given as we believed our ground offered the best spectator venue and atmosphere for finals, and that our efforts and those at the Foster Football Club were not for financial gain but for the benefit of the Alberton Football Netball League. The decision to take the grand final to Wonthaggi, we understand,

is partly due to a financial offer from the Bass Coast Shire. We believe the principle of our clubs in applying for grants and improving their facilities is for the benefit of all clubs competing in our league and therefore encourages venues to apply for finals. This principle with ground improvements has been acknowledged with Toora and DWWWW in this year’s finals selection. Foster Football Club had applied for a night final on this principle having completed their $150,000 grant lighting upgrade but was unsuccessful in this year’s selection. Everyone has acknowledged night games held at Foster with lights approved to Australian Football League standard have been an outstanding success. It must also be acknowledged Foster did not apply for the 2013 grand final due to the playing surface which is due for ground improvements. Priorities for finals selection in past years have includedspectator facilities and their ability to create atmosphere, ground conditions, neutral venues, netball and umpire facilities, parking and the limit of travel for catering clubs. Selection of finals venues in

2013, while assisting catering clubs, should not make this as the number one priority. Host club requirements offer many volunteer hours prior to the event and on the day. Who will provide this at Wonthaggi? Finals atmosphere thrives on local town competition which will be lost when finals are moved outside the local region. We believe some decisions should not be made on purely financial reasons but what benefits the Alberton Football Netball League’s clubs and their place in the local community. There is nothing to be compared with a local town supporting their local football/ netball teams in a local grand final. Marilyn Flett and Geoff McCraw, Foster. ► More on this issue on page 67.

Ban bikes I WAS pleased to read in The Star this silly and dangerous idea of allowing mountain biking in the Prom national park is not to be automatically adopted. My family has been holidaying at the Prom for several generations, but I will not be taking my grandchildren for walks on the

Prom’s many great tracks if they stand a chance of being killed or injured by hoons on mountain bikes. We walk to learn about nature, not to dodge traffic. Would there be rangers on point duty on every track to control the traffic if mountain biking were to be allowed? I should think they had more important and useful work to do. I have learned from the Prom campers this advisory committee which Andrew Marshall mentions is mainly made up of people with vested interests in the tourism industry and hardly anyone with any knowledge or commitment to conservation, which is the reason national parks were reserved. Do these people declare an interest and absent themselves from discussions of policies from which they stand to gain, whether it is operating places where increased numbers of people might stay, or owning transport companies? It is to be hoped Parks Victoria will reject this dangerous suggestion and people with mountain bicycles will carry on their sport outside national parks. A. Moore, Leongatha.

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Fired up Class action mooted By Matt Dunn A SOUTH Gippsland landowner, forbidden from building on his property, said a bushfire overlay was killing people’s dreams. Chris Owens paid about $300,000 for his 70 hectare property in Foster North in 2007, but cannot do anything with it, with the stringent stipulations of the Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO) leaving him with a “stranded asset”. But he is far from alone and will join a class action to fight the State Government for compensation. In the wake of the 2009 Black Saturday and Gippsland fires, the WMO (Wildfire Management Overlay) was imposed, with many “onerous requirements”. They were nothing on the later BMO, he said. “While we were still getting our assessment done on the WMO, and due to the stringent requirements of the BMO, we could no longer build at all,” he said. “Effectively, what the legislation is doing is stopping people building to a standard, while all the other existing landowners and property owners who already have buildings are subject to no restriction whatsoever. “If this is an issue of personal safety, why is Camp Rumbug (a 160 bed lodge and adventure camp that caters for school children, next door) unaffected? It’s safe enough for 160 kids but not a fire bunker. We just think it’s a joke.” Mr Owens could not say how many may yet join the class action, but “more and more people are getting involved”. He believes many landowners may be unaware they could be affected. “As time goes on many more will be affected. A lot of people don’t know they have rights to the changes. Every property surrounding mine has been on the market since the BMO was introduced. The average price has dropped 50 per cent on the original,” he said. “Everyone’s lost value because of this legislation. The most frustrating thing from our perspective is the legislation doesn’t seem to be about safety. It’s an imposition on certain property owners and a win for the others.”

“Yes, I think it’s a great place to take the family and educate the younger generations about local history.” John Box, Leongatha.

“Yes, my grandchildren love the events Coal Creek hosts.” Anne Bolge, Leongatha.

“Yes, I think it’s a great tourist attraction.” Ashley McInnes, New Zealand.

“Yes, I think it’s an asset for Korumburra. They just need to focus on the management so it can pay for itself.” John Watson, Leongatha.

Carinya steps forward SIX new independent living units for over 55s were unveiled last week at Korumburra’s Carinya Lodge. They are part of a $1.8 million development that will include three more units. The units sit on Farrell Drive adjacent to the lodge. This street is named after the former owner of the land. On July 22, the public was invited to inspect the units designed for retirees looking to down size. The project will eventually see a total of 27 units constructed. After the land was rezoned by South Gippsland Shire Council 12 months ago, the project has jumped ahead, with drainage and sewerage work ready. Carinya Lodges Homes secretary Clyde Paterson said the new units were well received. “We had about 75 people there and the mayor (Kieran Kennedy) opened the first door for us. The feedback I got on the day was great,” he said. The $1.8 million of funds was provided by the hostel, Mr Pater-

son said. “They were all funds which we raised ourselves. We haven’t borrowed a cent which we are pretty proud of,” he said. The project employed all local contractors and will continue to as development continues. “It is easy from now on be-

cause all the infrastructure is there ready to go,” Mr Paterson said. The next three units will be finished by November while the remaining 18 should all be completed within the coming few years. At last Wednesday’s council meeting, Cr Bob Newton lament-

ed the fact Carinya Lodge had to wait five years to receive council approval for the project due to drainage issues. As a committee member at Carinya Lodge, Cr Newton said he received substantial criticism from the committee for not being able to fast-track the process.

Happy with that: Carinya Lodge Building Committee members, from left, Euan Coutts, Clyde Paterson (secretary/manager), Ian Wilson (president), Doug Boston, Max Hall (building committee chairman) and Lyn Perks (interior designer) were more than happy to show off the new units in the lodge’s grounds.

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Help plea By Jane Ross THE community has the power to do anything.

Care group: Friends of Agnes Falls, Garry Ardley, Kathy Whelan, Bruce Beatson and Peter Lee are looking forward to seeing the improvements at the reserve over the next few months.

Agnes looking beautiful By Sarah Vella THE AGNES Falls Scenic Reserve will benefit from the installation of a new toilet block and a shelter before the end of the year, thanks to an $180,000 grant from the State Government. Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith said the funding will improve visitor facilities and help protect the environment at the popular reserve. “Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve is one of South Gippsland’s most popular tourist attractions, boasting Victoria’s highest waterfall,” Mr Smith said. President of the Friends of Agnes Falls group, Garry Ardley said for some time, the main concern at the reserve has been the ageing toilet block. “The plans and the clearing have been completed and work on construction is due to start any day now,” he said. “The new site was chosen purely for accessibility, both for visitors and maintenance requirements. Hopefully the work will be completed by Christmas.” Mr Ardley said the funding will also provide for a new undercover picnic area near the river.

“We will also re-position the existing picnic tables on to concrete slabs so they are accessible by everybody,” he said. “There is more work to do on the paths and our long term aim is to get a better viewing platform in place. “Hopefully there will be enough funding to get a geo-technical survey done to see if it is possible to put in a cantilevered viewing platform.” Mr Ardley said the improvements are great for the reserve, as the last work was done more than 10 years ago. “We want this area to be more than a viewing platform and a picnic area. We want to introduce people to the history of the reserve and what it means to the community,” he said. “Although it is a small reserve, apart from the sight-seeing, it is important environmentally. It is one of the last patches of bush along the river.” Mr Smith said the investment will ensure the much-loved reserve can continue to be enjoyed by the many people who visit throughout the year and that its beautiful natural environment remains protected in the future. The Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve also recently benefited from a $7425 grant from South Gippsland Shire Council to complete an economic study.

A site master plan will be developed which will include options for an improved lookout area to view the falls and details to help guide the reserve’s future management. Deputy Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan acknowledged the collaborative efforts made to secure the funding. “I’d like to congratulate the Friends of Agnes Falls who worked closely with Parks Victoria and the South Gippsland Shire Council to develop these new facilities,” Mr Ryan said. “This is an exciting outcome for the community and visitors who enjoy the reserve. It demonstrates the great work that can be done when agencies and community groups work in partnership to enhance and protect our environment for the benefit of all.” Under the auspices of Parks Victoria, the next Friends of Agnes Falls working bee will be held on August 10 from 10am. Secretary Kathy Whelan said all interested persons are invited to come along and lend a hand. “Tasks will include a general tidy up of the picnic grounds and hopefully some tree planting. Everyone is welcome,” she said. “Please bring you own gloves and refreshments and wear sturdy shoes. All tools and a sausage sizzle will be provided by Parks Victoria.”

Rotary Club of Wonthaggi president Neville Goodwin has that view and believes it could be the answer to combating domestic violence. The topic is close to Mr Goodwin who is concerned about the breakdown of society and the impact it is having on young people. “There are lots of problems in the community and a lot can be addressed by the community.” He commended his fellow Rotarian Mary O’Connor, who organised an emotional wellness night at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club last week. About 90 people attended and Ms O’Connor said she wished numbers had been higher. McMillan MHR Russell Broadbent agreed. He was there too and said 300 “would have been good”. Ms O’Connor said Rotary took the issue on after being approached by the mental health division of Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH). There were speakers from LRH, the Office of Public Advocate, an ambassador from beyondblue who spoke about his own issues with depression, a local paramedic and Sgt Jo Watson, the domestic violence police officer based at Wonthaggi. Representatives from Centrelink and Wonthaggi Men’s Shed were there too.

Ms O’Connor said the aim of the night was to raise awareness and provide information about keeping well. The latter message was underscored by paramedic John Drew who said making early calls for help was better than leaving it until after a crisis. “The speakers were excellent,” Ms O’Connor said, “I’ve had very good feedback and there have been requests for a repeat next year. “We’ve broken the ice with it and the professionals do want us to keep going with it.” Ms O’Connor is keen to see more services in Wonthaggi and district but said the emphasis is on community getting together to work it out. She lamented the demise of Wonthaggi’s youth shed some years ago. It closed because there was no funding for a social worker. Mr Broadbent said speakers at the evening were very good. “There is not a family anywhere that is not touched by depression or suicide and Gippsland is no different. A lot of people are affected by one person’s decision – it’s like a big rock in a pond – the ripples go out. But there are opportunities to seek help.” He said the most poignant comment at the wellness evening came from a woman who said, “My husband needs help but he won’t seek it.” Ms O’Connor said Rotary wanted to thank sponsors including the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club, State Coal Mine and Friends of the Mine, Whistle Stop Bakery and the Dicker family.

Wellness discussion: Rotary president Neville Goodwin at the wellness evening with organiser Mary O’Connor, Allan Elliott from the Office of Public Advocate, Sgt Jo Watson of Wonthaggi Police, Russell Broadbent MHR and paramedic John Drew.

4500 in poverty: Greens Safety houses go LOW unemployment benefits and cuts to single parent payments mean thousands of people around McMillan cannot afford basic needs, Greens candidates Janet Rice and Dr Malcolm McKelvie said. They met residents at the Wonthaggi Centrelink office yesterday (Monday). More than 40 people signed postcards to the Minister for Employment on the spot, as part of a campaign to increase the Newstart allowance by $50 a week and restore single-parent payments cut under the current Parliament. “After rent 4500 unemployed have as little as $17 a day for food, bills, and other expenses in the McMillan electorate,” says Greens Senate candidate Janet Rice. “We want people to be able to afford fresh fruit and vegetables, new clothes, and transport to visit family and friends – basic health and dignity. A caring society protects people and their families from falling into poverty.” McMillan Greens candidate Dr McKelvie said sole parents had been struggling with the cuts. “It’s not just the humiliating dive into poverty. They are being locked out of the workforce and that’s no way to help them get a job,” he said. “The Greens will also increase the allowance for over 750 young people living independently in McMillan, so they can concentrate on their studies and training, instead of worrying how to make ends meet.” The Greens plan will cost $9.2 billion over the next four years, which can be paid for by a fairer mining tax.

Right, Real issue: Greens Senate candidate Janet Rice talks welfare issues with Matt Grinham at Wonthaggi.

By Jacob de Kunder THE Safety Houses Association Victoria program will come to an end state wide on July 31. This comes after 34 years of supporting the community and helping children and seniors in need. Sue Redpath from the program said the closure is sad. “For all intensive purposes it will close. It’s a bit of a shame,” she said. Safety Houses were accessed by children who were felling threatened, being bullied or lost as well as seniors who are disorientated and lost. Ms Redpath said there were several reasons why the program could not continue. “There are a few reasons why it had to finish. One was lack of funding,” she said. “Another one was just the changing trend in society; we have a core group

of committees which are fabulous but they are not enough to keep us going Victoria wide as we have been. “There are just a lot of different reasons why.” Program managers have tried reducing costs to ensure it continues. “We have cut back lots of staff and administration costs with only me in the office but insurance and things still cost money,” Ms Redpath said. “We had put a brief appeal into the government (for funding) but I would not blame them at all because we know they are really under the pump. “This way we can finish up with a little bit of money to donate to another cause if we can.” The program is calling for co-operation to take down all signs regarding Safety Houses. “We need all the house plates from letter boxes removed,” Ms Redpath said. “The councils have been fantastic. They are taking the street signs

down as they see them, the schools will be in charge of letting the students know and making sure the signage comes off the schools.”

Coming down: all the Safety Houses Association Program signs will be removed from schools and houses in coming weeks as the program comes to an end.

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Danger road By Sarah Vella THE state of the Meeniyan-Promontory Road has been a concern for Heather Poletti and her family for more than three years. With summer crowds just around the corner, the Fish Creek woman is hopeful something will be done to rectify the dangerous condition of the road soon. “My children travel the road every day and I travel most days, if not daily,” she said. “There is a section with a very uneven surface near Bartons Road. I was following a truck there recently and when the trailer hit the bumps it went over the double lines.” Mrs Poletti called for a better program for roadside grading to reduce grass verges so water runs off the road instead of pooling. “Get the edges of the road right and get the water in the gutters where it should be and off the roads,” she said. “The overhanging trees and branches are also an issue which I think is as important to address as the condition of the road surface. “There should be no branches overhanging the roads. We have things like milk tankers, buses and cattle trucks travelling this road every day. “It is extremely dangerous.” While Mrs Poletti acknowledged some funding had been reinstated for rural roads, she said it is obvious the Meeniyan-Promontory Road is not on VicRoads’ priorities list. “Our main concern is around the Buffalo turnoff. It needs to be completely renovated before next summer. For the past three years it has come up there, and it will do the same this year,” she said. “The potholes there get so big people have to leave the road or their lane to negotiate them; and buses, trucks and trailers bounce all over the road. “As usual, they just put the hazard signs up and do nothing further to fix the problem.

“People are getting sick of the issue, but you try and do what you can. It has become a passion trying to get something done.” Mrs Poletti said the road is regularly used by commuters heading to work and, is the main route for tourists bound for the beaches and the Prom. “It is tiring to drive along it. You can’t afford to take your eyes off the road for a second,” she said. “If the road verges were cut back the animals would have a chance too. Your eyes are like windscreen wipers looking for all of the hazards. “It is pretty rough, but like everything else you have to keep squeaking the wheel and hope it will get oiled one day.”

Team effort: Knights Toyota, Bunnings Wonthaggi, Planet Ark, the South Gippsland Landcare and Leongatha Primary School Grade 3 students were hard at work on Friday, planting native shrubs at the school. From left are parent and helper Andrea Clifford, students Heidi Kaldvee, Milla Fixter, Jaime Findlay and Hamish Box, and Knights Toyotas Kathy Westaway.

Planting success L E O N G AT H A P r i m a r y School did their bit for the environment last Friday, participating in Planet Ark's Schools Tree Day.

Road drama: Heather Poletti and her grandchildren Isla and Sienna are concerned the state of the MeeniyanPromontory Road is dangerous for road users and is only getting worse.

South Gippsland Shire briefs CR ANDREW McEwen tabled a petition calling for council not to close the intersection of Bass Highway and Simons Lane south of Leongatha once residential development starts there. The petition, with 743 signatures, was lodged at council by dairy farmer Rohan White of Inverloch recently. The petition stated the temporary closure would force Simons Lane residents to drive to Leongatha to travel towards Inverloch and Wonthaggi, and hinder emergency services. Council will consider the petition at its August 28 meeting. ANY development of coal seam gas mining in South Gippsland would conflict with the Gippsland Regional Plan’s focus on the region’s agricultural value, Cr McEwen said. “We need to ensure our agricultural prosperity in this district,” he said. SOUTH Gippsland could benefit from the development of aviation technical training facilities in Gippsland, Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks stated. He recently attended a workshop about the topic hosted by Latrobe City Council. CR HUTCHINSON-BROOKS has been invited by McMillan MP Russell Broadbent to represent councils in his electorate on a committee considering applications for funding to celebrate the centenary of the Gallipoli Landing at Anzac Cove in 2015. The Federal Government has allocated $100,000 towards celebrations in each electorate around Australia. Cr Bob Newton asked if a project to place stickers on road signs recognising ANZACS could be considered for funding. Cr Hutchinson-Brooks said he would consider the request. COUNCIL hopes to take part in the development of a state wide social media policy to be formulated by the Municipal Association of Victoria. The move, mooted by mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy, would aid engagement with the community, he said. Cr McEwen noted people aged 60 and

The Grade 3 students were joined by sponsors from Bunnings Wonthaggi, Knights Toyota in Leongatha and members of the South Gippsland Landcare Network. Together they planted dozens of native shrubs, helping to beautify the school. Planet Ark's National Tree Day manager Debbie Agnew said the

Schools Tree Day was a fun, hands on activity that marked the beginning of a long-term environmental connection for students and schools. “This year schools across the country will lend their support to help plant the 20-millionth seedling since the campaign began,” she said. “Schools Tree Day encourages Aussie kids to get outside and grow, cherish some green time without screen time - develop a love of nature and make a positive environmental

contribution.” Native shrubs were provided by Bunnings Wonthaggi. Ahead of the event, Bunnings Wonthaggi store manager Kim Isaacs said the team was looking forward to working with Leongatha Primary School to teach students about the importance of growing treesandplants. “Schools Tree Day is a great opportunity for students to get outside and be active in their local community,aswellaslearnaboutthe need to safeguard and protect our preciousenvironment,”shesaid.

over were the second highest users of social media in society, mostly likely behind teenagers and twentysomethings. TEENAGERS could be given greater opportunity to see council meetings in full swing. Cr Newton successfully moved a motion that council write to local secondary college principals seeking their interest in hosting a council meeting at their school. He felt students would find it “a great learning experience”. Cr Don Hill, a teacher himself, quipped: “You’ll just have to watch the sandwiches”. ALL councillors bar Crs McEwen and Hill spent their entire councillor discretionary funds by June 30. Cr McEwen had $608 remaining and Cr Hill $85. Between May 22 and June 30, the following groups received funding: Prom Coast Seachange Festival (costs associated with exhibition), $300; Welshpool and District Advisory Group (hot water system at opportunity shop), $600; Leongatha Gymnastics Club (purchase of four gym mats), $740; Rotary Club of Mirboo North (hosting school fundraiser), $110; Leongatha Cub Scouts (purchase of life jackets), $1000; Tarwin Valley Camp Draft (power upgraded to Dumbalk reserve), $1000; Leongatha Rose Show (annual rose show), $1000; and Toora Bowls Club (purchase of a BBQ), $608. THREE roads now have a name. Council voted to call a road off Korumburra’s Princes Street, Wrights Close in honour of former Korumburra shire worker Bill Wright. A road off One Chain Road at Kardella is now called Brydons Road in recognition of the Brydon family, original selectors in the area. A road off Stevens Road, Kardella South, is called Hollands Road after Fred Holland, a Korumburra stalwart. Historical information was supplied at the council meeting by Cr Newton, a history buff. Council made the decision in consultation with the Korumburra Historical Society.

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Pet project By Matt Dunn FOR Nerrena’s Margaret and Trevor Smith, the idea their dear eight month old Maltese cross, Wally, could die was too much to bear. But the couple was faced with an astronomical veterinarian bill to save him – something they simply could not afford. Fortunately there was help at hand. The Pet Medical Crisis Fund is a new and unique Australian charity, helping pensioners and disadvantaged pet owners who would otherwise be forced to euthanise their beloved animals. “I started the charity in 2010 after my border collie, Jed, ruptured three discs in his spine chasing seagulls at the beach,” founder Jennifer Hunt said. “Three major spinal surgeries later and he’s still by my side thankfully – our kitchen renovation put on the ‘long finger’ as we’ve spent around $35,000 on him now but couldn’t have a new kitchen without Jed.” Jennifer said the charity relied on public donations and liaised with veterinarians to decide which cases meet the set criteria for funding. “If suitable, we ask the vet to reduce their costs as much as possible so no donated funds go towards a vet’s profit,” she said. “We ask the family to put in as much as they are able. PMCF aims to bridge the gap to a maximum of $1000.” The Smiths came to know PMCF, after Wally was referred to specialist surgeon Chris Preston. The beloved canine had begun losing function in his back legs. He was also in a great deal of pain. Dr Preston diagnosed Legg-Calve-Perthes syndrome (avascular osteonecrosis of the femoral heads) in both legs. In layman’s terms, it’s a condition that prohibits blood supply to the tops of the thigh bones, causing the bone ends to die. Dr Preston decided surgery to remove the femoral heads was the only solution. “If it wasn’t for the help of PMCF Wally would have been euthanised. That just broke us up. We love him. He’s just a perfect little dog,” Margaret said.

Happy days: a grateful Margaret Smith with her beloved dog Wally. The eight month old Maltese cross is on the mend after a life-saving operation. “He’s full of love. We couldn’t handle the thought of him not being around. We’d only just lost our first family of dogs.” The couple’s two previous dogs had died of cancer in relative old age six months earlier. Wally and his great mate Angel, a fluffy black Maltese cross stray - were the replacements. The thought of losing one so quickly after the others’ demise was a terrible blow. “We wanted another family and this is our new family,” Margaret said. Margaret said she had never heard of PMCF before she was faced with the crisis of losing Wally. But to have Wally on the mend was “a dream come true”. “We were so sad to see him in pain. He was just crying every step he took,” he said. Tax deductible donations can be made at: or via Westpac BSB 033047 A/C 486125.

VCAT backs street facelift THE Graham Street special charge scheme in Wonthaggi is going ahead thanks to VCAT. Work is expected to start in October. The scheme is costing $2.09 million and property owners involved will contribute a combined $592,000. VCAT’s decision brings to an end decades of Bass Coast Shire Council to-ing and fro-ing about the scheme. Council will contribute $1.5m, plus $310,000 for extra footpath and lighting. Many affected residents don’t want it because of the expense and have objected long and loud because they say VicRoads should be paying for it. Graham Street is a VicRoads road but the authority has consistently refused to come to the party. In July last year, the previous council was set to declare the scheme but that officer recommendation was deferred so the new council, which came into being last October, could deal with the matter. New councillors were of two minds as well. They deferred the matter at their November 21 meeting, so council offices could assess the validity of proposed changes to the scheme which involves parts of Graham

Street between McKenzie and Fincher streets having open drains replaced with underground ones, kerb and channelling introduced, footpaths upgraded and a bicycle lane added. At its December 12 meeting on the motion of deputy mayor Cr Neil Rankine and Cr Jordan Crugnale, the scheme was finally declared. Enter VCAT. A resident took the matter to the tribunal, there was a hearing in mid-June and a decision was handed down earlier this month. VCAT senior member Tonia Komesaroff upheld the scheme after finding it reasonable for both council and residents. “I am satisfied that council appropriately apportioned the community benefit of 72 per cent for the Bass Highway-Graham Street component and the private benefit of 28 per cent,” Ms Komesaroff wrote in the decision. “I agree with council the benefits they claim for her (the objecting resident’s) land are real.” Residents have been notified of the VCAT decision and council officers are now preparing to tender for the works.

Wishlist revealed By Brad Lester KORUMBURRA will need 24 hour police and ambulance coverage as the town’s population grows in the future, a report has recommended. More people moving from Melbourne and increasing numbers of young people could place more demand on police. The town’s aging population and more older people living at home may also put more pressure on paramedics. The report also recommended aged services in Korumburra be relocated to a central location, possibly including Milpara Community House, the senior citizen’s centre, library and hospital. The facilities could be part of a community hub including an art gallery and studio space. The study, the Korumburra Community Infrastructure Assessment , suggested the retail sector be developed with access to parking and public transport, and more shops between carparks and the main street. The report suggested the skate park be moved from the recreation reserve to a more public space, the creation of a youth meeting space and recreation precinct, and expansion issues at Korumburra Secondary College addressed to allow the school to grow. South Gippsland Shire Council adopted the report at last Wednesday’s

council meeting. The report will be used by council to prioritise the spending of funds received from developer contributions. Cr Lorraine Brunt said the report would further drive development in the town. “Korumburra now has the fastest growth in the shire,” she said. “This will help find the way forward for a liveable and serviced town.” Cr Andrew McEwen said the assessment was “a significant milestone for the shire”. “It is critically important that social infrastructure is planned for,” he said. “We need to plan for growth in the north western end of the shire.” Korumburra’s population is expected to grow from 4174 in 2011 to 6301 by 2031 – an annual growth rate of 2.55 per cent. An extra 50 homes are expected to be built in the town per year for the next 20 years, with an influx of families, retirees and young people during that period. “The age group forecast to increase at the greatest rate in the next 10 years is 70-74 year old who will increase by 93 per cent to 286 persons,” a council report stated. The assessment found while 95 per cent of the labour force in Korumburra was employed, income was low with 68.3 per cent earning less than $599 a week – 6.8 per cent below that of regional Victoria.

Mayor’s message Cr Clare Le Serve

IT’S no secret business owners across Bass Coast Shire are feeling the pinch lately. It wasn’t surprising, therefore, that they were frustrated with cost increases for Footpath Trading Permits renewals recently handed out by council. When our traders had concerns, council listened, and a meeting was arranged on Tuesday, July 23. I’m pleased to report the meeting was positive, and it was great for us to hear from business owners directly. Council fully supports our local businesses and we understand they are doing it tough. We have listened to them and will do all we can to find a resolution before the end of the year. In the meantime, council has agreed to introduce a moratorium on the payment of the fees whilst we review the matter, and we will be looking at the level of the fees, how they’re calculated and the way we communicate with traders. I think another important outcome of the meeting was a new connection between council and local business and I really hope we can continue to build on this. Council also continued its advocacy role recently when deputy mayor Cr Rankine and I attended a meeting with AquaSure. We met with their new CEO Matt Brassington who informed us of the regular groups who were visiting the desalination plant, including schools and community groups, and discussed the eight kilometres of pathways and millions of native plants that have potential to become a great tourist attraction in Bass Coast. More importantly, we discussed ways for AquaSure to engage with the community. I think the best way to prevent misinformation is to provide people with accurate and timely updates, and really, the community deserves no less. In a similar way a Grantville sand quarry stakeholders group has been formed to work with council and developers, I’d like to see a community group set up under the auspices of the Department of Environment and Primary Industries to liaise with AquaSure and be the voice of the community in matters related to the desalination plant. Cr Clare Le Serve, mayor.

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Rail trail hub rolls in at Foster By Sarah Vella THE Foster Station Park has undergone a big clean-up over the last three months, completed by South Gippsland Shire Council. The action has come in the lead up to the opening of the next stage of the Great Southern Rail Trail between Foster and Toora. “All of the work has been completed on the first stage, but it won’t be officially opened until August,” Foster Station Advisory Committee member Heinz Haselroither said. Other improvements to the site include a maintenance shed and new fencing at the entrance to the park grounds. “The new gate and fence has been designed to reflect what would have been seen on railways in days gone by,” Mr Haselroither said. The next big project for the committee is the men’s shed, for which planning and grant proposals are in progress for submission to council. “There has been an area put aside for an orchard and gardens, which some community groups have shown an interest in,”

he said. “There is also planning in place for a bocce court.” The committee has big plans for the five acre site, including a wetland development and inviting businesses to operate from the area. “We are hoping the Foster Station Park will become the hub of the trail. People will be able to come and start their journey from here,” Mr Haselroither said. “The men’s shed will be built on the old platform and while it is not going to look exactly like an old station, it will be similar. “It will have an awning and be painted in heritage colours. It will not just be a men’s shed, it will be there for the whole community.” The continuation of the rail trail between Toora and Welshpool is in the detailed design phase, with the project expected to be finished by 2015. “It will be a very nice trail, one of the best scenery wise and also one of the best surface wise,” Mr Haselroither said. “The shire has been very helpful particularly with the clean-up and they also provided all of the materials for the gate and the fence.”

Listen up: Hallston’s Jeanne Dekker recently spoke to a new batch of community group members sharing in $100,000 of grants through the Gardiner Foundation’s Working in Dairy Communities program.

Grants drive communities HALLSTON’S Jeanne Dekker recently spoke to a new batch of community group members sharing in $100,000 of grants through the Gardiner Foundation’s Working in Dairy Communities program.

Coming together: Ernie Cayzer and Heinz Haselroither are keen to see the next stage of the Foster Station Park underway.

As someone who received money under the previous round of grants, she knows how much the money means. Jeanne received the 2013 grant to help restore the Wooreen Avenue of Honour, which honours men from the district who served in the Great War 1914-18. The project saw considerable arborial

Have say on national parks SOUTH Gippslanders are being invited to comment on new regulations governing the use of the state’s much-loved national parks. Comments are invited before the closing date of August 19. The regulations are reviewed at least every decade to ensure they are contemporary and effective. Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) executive director (land management policy) Peter Beaumont said: “In Victoria, we are very fortunate to have access to 3.45 million hectares of national, state and other parks, visited by 33 million visitors each year. “The National Parks Regulations are primarily a tool for enabling people to access parks in accordance with the National Parks Act 1975. “The current regulations prescribe appropriate behaviours for the protection of flora and fauna, cultural heritage, park facilities, water supply and to ensure the safety and education of park visitors. Victoria’s parks are managed to provide a broad range of experiences for people to value and enjoy a healthy environment. “Victoria’s population is growing and more people

are visiting our parks. We need to ensure that national parks are well managed so that people will be able to enjoy them now and into the future.” Parks Victoria is responsible for management of Victoria’s national parks. The main changes include removing unnecessary and unused provisions of the previous regulations, reducing overlap and improving consistency with other regulations regarding vehicles, fires and permit and making the regulations easier to interpret. Mr Beaumont said, “The Victorian Government is working to gain maximum benefit from our state’s public land, including national parks, to ensure Victorians continue to have opportunities to enjoy these unique places into the future and while maintaining the environmental values of the parks. “We invite people to review the proposed regulations and provide comment. Responses from members of the community will be considered in finalising the regulations.” For more information go to http://www.dse.vic. victorias-parks-and-reserves-systems/statutory-andpolicy-framework/national-parks-regulations-2013or call DEPI on 136 186.

restoration, new plantings, creation of an information board and recent collaboration with the local Landcare group, to add recreational facilities and a car park. The program, now in its eleventh year, is funded by the Gardiner Foundation and is delivered collaboratively with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) across Victoria.

Gardiner Foundation chairman Mike Taylor said it was important to support people in small regional communities to find their own community based solutions to local problems. “In many small towns, public halls and reserves are the focal point for community, social and sporting activities, and we have found that a small cash grant can be the catalyst

which enables community groups to achieve projects of impressive scope, often well beyond the original expectation,” he said. “This not only achieves improved infrastructure of lasting benefit for the town and district, but can strengthen the community through volunteers, dairy farmers, local business and trades people coming together in endeavours for the common good.”

Mayor’s message Cr Kieran Kennedy COUNCIL last week gave the official go ahead for the development of an Aldi store in Leongatha, another significant sign of economic growth in the shire despite tough times for many. The Holden dealership and Leongatha Hospital are nearing completion, the enormous cement walls of the new Salvation Army building are upright and the new Vi-Plus milk powder factory at Toora is moving forward with confidence to meet its market. Also adopted at the council meeting were the Leongatha Industrial Land Supply Study and the Eastern District Urban Design Frameworks, both of which add certainty and confidence for growth and investment in the shire. Good things are happening, so let’s focus on the positive. What an asset Carinya Lodge is to Korumburra and South Gippsland! I attended the recent opening of the new independent units at this impressive aged care facility and congratulate everyone involved in its great success. It seems that all the extension costs are already covered, reflecting a sound business plan that supports the operation. It’s an absolute credit to Carinya’s CEO Clyde Patterson and his team. A drive around the shire last week was a timely reminder of the need for

constant weed monitoring and management on our properties. Conspicuous at the moment because they are in flower, are Cape Ivy and Bridal Creeper – both notorious for smothering ground flora, small shrubs and trees. Similar to English Ivy, Cape Ivy (Delairea odorata) is an import from South Africa and features clusters of small unpleasantly scented yellow daisy-like flower heads from July to September. Seed is dispersed by wind, water and dumped garden waste containing seeds and stem pieces, so it makes sense to tackle it now before the seed is set. Bridal Creeper (Asparagus asparagiodes) is a deciduous woody based scrambling climber that produces greenish white flowers in spring followed by green to red berries. It reproduces by seeds and rhizomes/tubers and is spread by birds and dumping of garden refuse. There is excellent information on weed identification and control on and to assist you. If you don’t have access to the Internet, council has a limited number of free Common Weeds of Gippsland booklets available at reception. Cr Kieran Kennedy, mayor.

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Service award recipients: from left, regional director Peter Schmidt, fire fighter Kathryn Sloan (five year certificate), fire fighter Damien O’Connor (Fire Fighter of Year and 25 year service award recipient), fire fighter Breanna Bramfit (five year certificate and Captain’s Award winner), Lt Jamie Moresco (20 year and National Medal recipient), brigade manager Don Peacock (40 year service award recipient), fire fighter Geoff Oakley (15 year service award), fire fighter Bill Barbour (25 year service award and National Medal recipient) and fire fighter Ryan Stebbing (five year service award recipient).

National service: from left, National Medal Award recipients Lt Paul Kennedy, presenter and regional director Peter Schmidt, Lt Jamie Moresco, fire fighter Bill Barbour, fire fighter Russell Edgell, Captain Kim O’Connor and medal presenter and board member Robert Spencer.

Wonthaggi CFA celebrates WONTHAGGI CFA celebrated its annual dinner/awards night recently at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s club. Regional director Peter Schmidt and board member Robert Spencer presented five national medals on the night.



Recently I bought a packet of frozen John Dory fish. It didn’t do well just in the classic butter and lemon saute, so I decided to make some fish cakes, which were lovely. Very simple, but delicious. I deep fried them in a wok, along with some chips, but they could be done in a pan, shallow fried. If you have been enjoying celeriac, replace half the potato with celeriac and omit the celery sticks.

FISH CAKES 350g frozen white fish (eg John Dory) or a tin of salmon 250g potatoes (such as Pontiac or Desiree), peeled 1 small onion, peeled, grated 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 1 tbs chopped fresh dill 1 tsp grated lemon rind 20ml (tbs) lemon juice 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 tbs milk 1/3 cup plain flour 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs Sunflower (or similar) oil, to fry Mayonnaise, to serve Cut the potatoes into rough chunks. Boil or steam until tender. then mash until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl to cool. Saute the thawed fish in a tablespoon butter and a squeeze of lemon juice for 10 minutes. Add to potatoes and mash together. If using salmon, drain and remove any bones. Add to the potatoes with the onion, celery, dill and lemon rind and juice. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well together, then use your hands to form into 8 patties. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Beat together the egg and milk in a bowl. Place flour and breadcrumbs in separate bowls. Dip each patty in the flour, then in the egg mixture and lastly in the breadcrumbs. Heat the oil in a wok if deep-frying or a heavybased saucepan if shallow frying. Add patties (in batches) and fry both sides until golden brown. Serve with a dollop of mayonnaise with lemon juice.

Also presented on the night were CFA long service awards. The highlight of the night was the presentation to fire fighter Andrew Dell of a brigade life membership. The brigade has 50 active members, many of whom have been with the CFA for a very long time. “We are always looking for more members to join the brigade, and if you don’t want to fight fires there is still plenty of other things you can contribute to the CFA,” lieutenant/operations Jamie Moresco said.

Road closed for cycling A BLOCK of Leongatha’s Horn Street will be closed for two hours on Thursday, August 1 as marshalls prepare entrants for the start of stage three of the 512 kilometre Lakes Oil ‘Tour of Gippsland’ Road Cycling Classic. The area between Ogilvy and Jeffery streets will be closed from 9.30am - 11.30am, and signs will indicate detours for motorists wanting to access this vicinity. This leg of the event is expected to involve 175 riders in the road race from Leongatha to Yinnar, with the start watched by hundreds of local school children and well wishers. Tour director John Craven described the eightstage route as the most challenging and adventurous since the event was first held in 2006. “Nobody flukes victory in the Tour of Gippsland”, Mr Craven said. “This year’s race will more than likely unearth another champion.” South Gippsland Shire Council will be working closely with Cycling Australia, Victoria Police and emergency services to ensure the control of traffic for this event is conducted in a safe manner. All relevant authorities will be notified of the temporary closure. Any inconvenience caused to motorists and residents is regretted. If you have any questions regarding the temporary road closure, please call Jesse Joyce at council on 5662 9242, or if you have any special requirements on the day of the event or for event information, please contact Cycling Australia on 9533 3160.

Learning about life Teaching lessons: Korumburra Primary School students enjoyed a visit from the Life Ed Van recently. Children received lessons about big life issues and also met the famous Life Ed Van character Harold the Giraffe. Hannah Veltri and Shyanne Post had the chance to get up close with Harold and Anne-Marie Bayard from the Life Ed Van during their session on Wednesday. The van is travelling to various schools in the area in the coming weeks.

Kinder revamp WONTHAGGI North Kindergarten’s long awaited facelift has finally begun. This project has been made possible through a partnership between Bass Coast Shire Council

Career tips FOUR Gippsland councils will be working together at today’s (Tuesday) Gippsland Job Skills Expo to showcase the breadth of careers available in local government. South Gippsland, Baw Baw, Bass Coast and Latrobe City councils will share a display at the expo at Lardner Park. The Job Skills Expo provides a great opportunity for young people to learn about local job opportunities. Last year’s expo attracted more than 100 exhibitors who provided students with a range of information, seminars and hands-on activities. This year, 2500 students are expected to attend with more than 300 people on site. “Last year’s event was hugely successful,” said Barbara Look, South Gippsland

Shire Council’s community strengthening officer. “The expo provides a great resource for young people to find out more information about potential career paths in many fields, including local government. We are thrilled to be involved and to be working with our neighbouring councils to promote local government job opportunities.” The Job Skills Expo is staged by the South Gippsland and Bass Coast Local Learning and Employment Network and the Baw Baw and Latrobe Local Learning and Employment Network. The expo targets Year 10 students and young people from training and community organisations. Local councils are sponsors of the event.

(contributing $175,000), the State Government (grant of $300,000) and the community (contributing $100,000). Once completed, the kindergarten will be able to provide additional learning opportunities for preschool children in Wonthaggi. Council’s acting community and economic development director, Antoinette Mitchell, said: “At present, the building does not have the space to accommodate 15 hour per week kinder programs as well as weekly three-year-old activities. “With new Federal Government requirements to provide 15 hours per week of preschool for four year olds, it was clear the Wonthaggi North Kindergarten’s existing structure was inadequate. “When completed by the end of the year, the community will have a modern facility that will accommodate existing

learning programs as well as new ones. The facility will also provide a meeting and activity area for community groups. “Without the additional space, Wonthaggi North would not be able to run the program for three year olds, and Drysdale Street Kindergarten is not able to accommodate them for the same reason.” As part of the works, the children’s room in the existing building is being extended and renovated, and two new rooms – an additional children’s room and a multipurpose room – will be constructed. “The two children’s rooms will provide a maximum capacity for 65 children and enable a number of four year old and three year old kindergarten classes to be conducted,” Ms Mitchell said. “This should also assist in reducing kindergarten waiting lists.”

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Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quest inspires SOUTH Sudanese refugee David Nyoul, author of The Boy Who Wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Die, spoke to Year 8 cultural studies students at Newhaven College. He spent 17 years in refugee camps and is now building a new life in Australia. His objective is to educate young people to have an understanding of refugees and to respect their life stories. The cultural studies theme â&#x20AC;&#x153;restoring hopeâ&#x20AC;? fitted perfectly to Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life story and students listened intently as David gently described unimaginable experiences, including being separated from his family at seven, walking for three months, crossing the Sahara desert to reach a refugee camp, and surviving cholera and famine. He fought as a child soldier and eventually gained a humanitarian visa to resettle in Australia as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. Grateful for the chance to live in a peaceful country, David dedicates his life to restoring hope for others. He has established a live-in centre for 80 children in his home town of Turalei and has created the charity Peace Palette. Cultural studies students Annabel Townsend and Amy Robertson detailed Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story to the entire student cohort during Term Two final assembly.

Remarkable: Newhaven College students Amy Robertson, Annabel Townsend and Lachlan Wright were amazed at David Nyoul Vincentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life experiences as one of the Lost Boys of the Sudan.

Students star at soiree STUDENT art decorated the Newhaven College junior school atrium for a winter musical soiree. Thirty-five students performed individual and ensemble pieces from a broad range of genres on instruments including piano, guitar, flute, violin, cello, trumpet, euphonium and voice. A highlight was the energy-charged drum ensemble with Year 3 students Michael Furniss and Harry Scott maintaining the rhythm to Wipeout while Fletcher Bowman-Kissane, Elliot Clements, TJ Sartori, Shem Glasscock, Oscar van der Zwet and Connor Epifano each stepped into the limelight for a solo. They were supported by instrumental

teachers Rick Cooke on drums and Rob Turton on guitar. Director of music Kirk Skinner was thrilled with the evening. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What a wonderful display of collegiality and music making from all the students who performed, it was a brilliant evening. We had students from Year 2 right through to Year 12 collaborating and enjoying music together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many students were presenting for the first time and they are all to be congratulated for their ability to give such confident performances in front of such a large audience. I would like to thank our fabulous volunteer group the Friends of Music for helping to run the evening and for supporting our music program.â&#x20AC;?

Highlight: Shem Glasscock plays his Wipeout solo while fellow drummers, from left, Fletcher Bowman-Kissane, Harry Scott, Connor Epifano, TJ Sartori and Elliot Clements wait for their moment in the spotlight.     




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I G G A H WONT Great move: work is underway on the new Wonthaggi Library in the old Target building. Darren Brown of db design (right) discusses plans with Bass Coast Shire Council’s Jenny Churchill, West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation facilities officer Tanya Brereton, Nola Thorpe, Jacqui Paulson and librarian Colin Waring. Ms Thorpe and Ms Paulson lobbied council for the facility.

New library on the way By Jane Ross JENNY Churchill is thrilled she can now walk down the street in Wonthaggi without having to duck for cover when she spots Nola Thorpe. The Bass Coast Shire Council arts and leisure manager laughed as she said that in Ms Thorpe’s presence on Wednesday. They were part of a small group touring the new Wonthaggi Library which, when it is finished, will be more than three times the size of the current

one, housed in the old post office. Even that is a far cry from the days when Ms Churchill was doing her HSC. “The library was in the comfort station!” she declared. Council is spending $100,000 of its own money and $300,000 of the State Government’s refurbishing the old Target site in Murray Street. Come November, it will house the Wonthaggi Library. Later, it may include a small coffee shop and there are plans to house the local genealogy group. Ms Thorpe, president of the former OWLS group and Jacqui Paulson of Wonthaggi, were instrumental in lobby-

ing long and hard for the new library. The old one has historic atmosphere but not much else because it’s tiny. Ms Paulson has five children aged seven to 25. They all use the library and she said they’re ecstatic at the thought of the new one. Ms Thorpe, a former Newhaven College librarian with a steely determination, headed OWLS which was formed with the express purpose of ensuring a new library came about. Mission accomplished, the group has disbanded but librarian Colin Waring is hoping the new facility might prompt the formation of a regular friends’ group.

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Darren Brown of db design Wonthaggi took part in the tour too. He said the toilets at the rear of the building would be revamped, with facilities for the disabled added. The old Target fitting rooms will go and there will be plenty of space for computers and the library’s collection. Mr Waring said both will increase. He expects programs such as Baby Rhyme Time will also expand. There will be double the number of computers (eight) with room for more, free Wi-Fi and more items in the collection. Mr Waring said the shelving would

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be user friendly and everything will be on wheels for easy movement. Mr Brown is impressed with the amount of natural light that will flow in through large windows and he is pleased to be part of the project. “The community benefit will be great.” Council has begun advertising tenders to fit the library out and Ms Churchill has her fingers crossed there will be enough money for new carpet. The move will take about two weeks and once it’s accomplished, councillors will decide what to do with the old library building.

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Fire station for the future By Jane Ross WONTHAGGI’S new $2.8 million fire station has been designed and built to one day accommodate paid staff.

Welcome: Edith Gray is the new principal at Bass Coast Specialist School. With her are Kyla Sheerin,14, and Josh Moran, 17. Josh says his main attribute is his determination, a trait that has set him on an amazing trajectory with his reading.

New head for specialist school By Jane Ross BASS Coast Specialist School has a new principal. She is Edith Gray who took up the role at the start of this term. “This is a beautiful looking school,” she said. “The students are engaging and so welcoming, so are the staff. They all look happy, it’s very warm and welcoming and open to new ideas.” Her five year vision includes a sustainable and successful school that is student centred. “My main question always is: will this benefit the student?” She also believes in a culture of high achievement with an expectation students will reach their potential.

She is undertaking a masters in school leadership through which she is exposed to all the most recent philosophies of leadership. “The way we are moving is for teachers to work in a professional team.” There are eight teaching staff at the Bass Coast Specialist School, together with education support staff in every classroom. They’re necessary because of the high needs of the students. There are 40 and some are dual enrolments, which means they spend part of the week at the specialist school and the rest at a regular government school. Ms Gray said students from Wonthaggi Secondary College do work experience at the specialist school too. The new principal is excited by the prospect of

an education precinct on the large site adjoining the school. “I’ve always pushed integration and inclusion so I hope the precinct happens.” The specialist facility is the first stage; the second will be a new secondary college senior campus. Education Minister Martin Dixon has inspected the site but made no promises. Ms Gray has come to Wonthaggi from the Merriang Special Developmental School in Lalor. When she began there over 17 years ago, the school had two classrooms. When she left – as a leading teacher – there were 100 students. Before that, she was a secondary school teacher. “My children have left home and I thought this was a good opportunity to try something different.” The sea was a drawcard too. And she is not the only staff member new to Bass Coast Specialist School. Joeylyn Pastor and Eli Curry have joined the team and fill in teacher Kerryn Kutny has been appointed to a regular position. “All the other principals in the area have been very welcoming. I already feel like I’ve been here forever!”

The brigade has a long and proud history of voluntary service but Captain Kim O’Connor said the town is growing so much, he can see the day, perhaps a decade hence, when staff will be needed. In order to accommodate them, the administration sector of the new facility has been reinforced to allow an upstairs extension. Members have had a lot of input into the project which Mr O’Connor said has been five years in the planning. And the brigade is putting in $100,000 of its own. Their close involvement has meant the addition of lots of extras such as electric gates, 35 parking spaces and provision to house a tele-

boom, a tall crane that rains water down on a fire from height. The brigade doesn’t have a teleboom – yet. But with its history of remarkable fundraising, the modern piece of equipment is only a matter of time. The new station is four times the size of the old one, with four tanker bays and doors with electric motors that split in half and go up quickly. That it is needed has been underscored by figures quoted by the brigade captain. “We had 215 calls last financial year, up from 98 the one before. So far this financial year, we’ve averaged one call a day.” The design is such that fire vehicles will head out the motorised doors, returning to drive around the back of the station and go back to their bays without any need for reversing. That is far more efficient and fits with VicRoads’ standards. TS Constructions of Wonthaggi gained the tender and foreman Maurice Jagoe said the building has

reached fit out stage. It’s huge, on a large site. Brigade members negotiated a swap deal with Bass Coast Shire Council. The council now owns the current fire station in Watt Street, in turn giving the CFA land in White Road. “Apart from saving $1 million, it meant we could go to the CFA and say we’ve got land for a new station,” Mr O’Connor explained. With residential growth booming in the Wonthaggi North area, Mr O’Connor sees the site as being in a perfect position to service Wonthaggi’s needs. “We’ve removed ourselves from the commercial area.” The front yard of the fire station will be landscaped and part of the past will come too. The bell outside the Watt Street station will sit proudly in a donated frame, out the front of the modern facility. The new station should be ready by October.

Great facility: every time Wonthaggi CFA Captain Kim O’Connor (right) checks progress on the new fire station in White Road, he has a grin on his face. His fellow volunteers toured it at the weekend. With Mr O’Connor is TS Constructions foreman Maurice Jagoe.

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tion in public street lighting. The new technologies available will look slightly different from the older styles currently in use. The new lights will be installed over three stages with tendering processes currently underway for the installation of the lights for the first stage. These lights will start being installed across the shire later this month.

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Learning: Wonthaggi Secondary College Year 12 students Hayden Stewart, Ryan Anderson, Cameron Feely, Dan Stafford and Rhys Alexander walk past the National Gallery of Victoria during their university familiarisation camp in Melbourne.

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ben Bull-Milne who graduated from WSC the year before. He’s studying fine arts and photography. “It was set up by VCA and was fortuitous for us,” Darren Parker, senior campus principal said. Increasing numbers of Wonthaggi students are going on to university. A total of 70 WSC Year 12 university aspi-

rant students went on the three-day annual camp to Melbourne to familiarise themselves with city and tertiary life and to encourage students to realise they can gain the marks to enter university and to appreciate the opportunities a university education might open up to them. “It’s a program we’re

very proud of,” Garry Dennis, the school’s principal, remarked. It has been running for a long time, but increasing numbers of WSC students take part, as more of them take advantage of university opportunities. Brooke Storti was one of the students who went. “It was great to see what Melbourne life is

like, being a student from the country,” she said. Angus Wishart agreed. “Even though I’ve got little idea about what I would like to study, or if I even want to go to uni, it was extremely beneficial to see the different university courses and to see what uni life is like.” Lilian Pye-Thomson gave this account: “The

camp allowed us to view Melbourne from an educational perspective, while enjoying the company of friends.” There are around 140 Year 12 students at the school, 20 of whom are doing VCAL and 10 who are in an off-site community VCAL program. “We’ve had to adapt to a wide range of stu-

dent needs,” Mr Dennis said. “Some students gain employment at the end of Year 12 and there is a range of tertiary options.” Every student is given a chance; some many chances. “In the 10 to 11 years I’ve been here, we’ve never expelled anyone. We never give up on any of them,” Mr Dennis said.

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Art boosts self esteem THE teaching of art is important for children’s self esteem and brings out a lot of skills. Everyone can have a go. That’s the view of Joy McKaige who is running an art extension program after school at Wonthaggi North Primary School. It’s just started and those involved are loving it. Ms McKaige ran a full art program last year but funding hasn’t permitted a repeat. During that busy time last year, all 360 students at Wonthaggi North made tiles depicting their favourite things; a pair of ballet shoes, sea creatures, sport. The tiles were painted and glazed and now hang on a mural adding colour to an otherwise dull inside

brick wall. The mural helps create a nurturing atmosphere. That it works is obvious. The Star visited at lunch time last Wednesday, when the office was a hive of students and staff coming and going. One little boy had hurt his mouth. He came in under the watchful guidance of about six little friends, all concerned for his welfare. While they waited for adult attention, one wise lad peered into the injured lip and surmised, “You might need a doctor for that.” Another boy had a protective arm around his injured friend. Once assistance arrived, the child who thought his mate might need the doctor volunteered to wait to make sure everything was all right. In the end it was and the group trooped out.

As they left, another trio came in; an upset little lad with a sore eye with a kind young female mentor to explain the problem. Students taking part in the art extension program have begun with drawing. Ms McKaige said this will progress to clay, sculpture, mask making, threads and textiles over a 15 week period. Children in Grades 5/6 have been studying Japanese culture and as part of that, have made kites displayed in the classroom. The kites represent carp fish which swim against the current. They made the kites in art, an area they love. Those in grades 3, 4 and 6 will soon enjoy an excursion to the National Gallery of Victoria. The school received a grant of $2000 to enable that to happen.

Flying fish: Grade 5 Wonthaggi North Primary School students Noah, Dean, Bella, Ruby and Gemma fly their colourful Japanese kites.

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A day out in... Glenn Rigby: the Rigby Homemakers boss has very few moments to take a rest, but when he can sit down and put his feet up he always chooses a La-Z-Boy.

La-Z-Boys price plummet RIGBY Homemakers’ huge range of La-Z-Boy recliners has all been reduced in price, with massive savings across the entire collection. And if they don’t have the colour you want, they’ll get it. Not that they’re short on stock. In fact, they have a dedicated showroom, making them the only La-Z-Boy gallery in South Gippsland. “This is a La-Z-Boy factory gallery sale – a massive stock clearance out of the warehouse in Melbourne. There’s a minimum of 25 to 50 per cent of everything you see and on any orders as well,” Rigby Homemakers boss Glenn Rigby said. “If you want the red chair I’m


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Not fishy, but creative By Sarah Vella FISH Creek is a town known for its artistic flair and trendy atmosphere, while still managing to maintain its relaxed country vibe. Gecko Studio Gallery, operated by Kerry Spokes and Michael Lester, has been established in Fish Creek for more than six years. Initially from Fish Creek before moving away, Kerry said one of the reasons she returned to the area was the creative feel the town developed. “Initially I moved back to South Gippsland to be close to family with my young children. The sea change was happening in the local area, and I eventually settled on buying in Fish Creek,” she said. “The Flying Cow Cafe was the start of it in the mid ’90s. Lots of creative people moved to the area and it changed the whole dynamic.” Kerry said the town is a good mix of local people who have happily embraced change

and those who have made the move from elsewhere. “I think Fish Creek had the capacity to accept the change fairly easily as many different people come through the town, so they have always been exposed to it,” she said. The town is home to four art galleries, which Michael said are all “wildly different” but there is also a high degree of cooperation between them. “The Celia Rosser Gallery focuses on Celia’s work while the Stefani Hilltop Gallery showcases more traditional art,” he said. “Ride the Wild Goat is quirky and Gecko Studio Gallery is quite contemporary. We couldn’t have planned it better.” Fish Creek is a town on the way to the many beaches in the local vicinity, but is also the destination for many travellers. “A lot of people who are interested in art are doing day trips to the area to visit the various galleries in Fish Creek and other towns close by,” Kerry said. “Mid week, we get a lot of visitors from the

Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne, just to visit galleries in the area.” Kerry and Michael are also heavily involved with the Prom Coast Arts Council. “We feel we are on the up at the moment. We have always been active but we are now establishing a more regular schedule of art events,” Michael said. “We do need to consolidate a little bit though in areas such as building up our membership. “One of our ideas is to start an open studio tour, so visitors can pick up a brochure to self guide around the area’s galleries and artists.” Kerry said the dynamic of the art scene in Fish Creek is boosted by the galleries and their exhibitions. “The galleries are changing exhibitions regularly and people will keep coming back because it is always fresh,” she said. An artist herself, Kerry has recently had some of her iphoneography artwork selected for two overseas exhibitions, one in New York, and one in Dundee, Scotland.

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MORE THAN THE FISH CREEK POST OFFICE & ANNA KI DESIGN STUDIO Big range: Michael Lester at Gecko Studio Gallery can help you with all your framing needs. They also have a huge range of quality art supplies, as well as Alison Lester books and prints and handcrafted leather goods, jewellery and ceramics for sale.

29 Falls Road FISH CREEK 5683 2461 OPEN MON-FRI 9-5 | SAT 9-12 NOON

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A day out in...

Lot’s inside: Kelly Pruyn at Prom View Nursery, Gallery and Outdoor Centre has a fabulous range of winter necessities, gorgeous homewares, gifts, plants and much more. Kelly is pictured helping Barbara Ford from Walkerville choose the perfect winter coat.




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Cosy dining: visit KO Bar and Grill and get a heart warming roast this winter. Head chef Steven Teylor and second year apprentice Cody Pope are on hand to serve up a fabulous feed.


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Handymen and tradies: do you need help with your latest project? Whether its supplies or advice you can’t go past Paul Inglefinger and the wonderful team at Fish Creek Hardware. Take a look inside and be amazed at the range available.

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A day out in...

Be prepared: this establishment is “more than just the Fish Creek Post Office”. It is also the Anna Ki Design Studio! Owner Luke Dearlove has a flair for bespoke design and has a great selection of hand printed cushions, homewares and cards, retro inspired toys and lovely natural perfumes!

Family business: meet the team at RF and HM Poletti, dairy equipment and service specialists established in 1980, from left, Ray Poletti, business proprietor and technician; Ron Gray, technician; Daniel Poletti, store manager and Danny Jenkins, on road sales representative.

Paul and Gary can give you all the help you need

Come in and check out our range You won’t believe the size inside Large range of plumbing fittings, pipes, taps and fishing gear. Fishing licences available We also stock an extensive range of timber.

TRADING HOURS Weddings, parties, anything: each occasion is different and the staff at the Fish Creek Hotel look forward to planning your event to suit your needs, from menu to music, anything can be arranged.

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A regional partnership with the TAC and the Victorian Government.

Stay safe on wintry roads WINTRY conditions on the roads can be dangerous if your car is not in full working order or roadworthy. Driving a car in poor condition over winter can prove deadly. The change of weather in South Gippsland is here and The Star has all the tips to keep you safe on the roads. In our area we can have four seasons in one day and then the afternoon can be different from the morning. The first, most important thing is what connects you with the road; your tyres and equally importantly, your tyre pressure. Without good tyres, your car’s handling is severely compromised on the slippery wet roads. Andy Stewart from Stewart’s Tyres in Leongatha said it’s vital to have roadworthy tyres. “It is critical to have a safe set of tyres on your car,” he said. “Tread depth is the big factor here. Anything under 1.5mm of tread depth is unroadworthy.” Quality rubber is just as important as the amount of air in them. He strongly recommended drivers either manually check their tyre pressure every four weeks or get it checked by a professional if not mechanically minded. Mr Stewart said this is often over looked but is an important safety measure. “It should be certainly checked ev-

ery month or two.” Visibility is the next big safety feature regarding your car. Lights, wiper blades and washer squirters are all important features to keep in working order. Having fully working lights is just common courtesy for other road users. Indicators and brake lights are there to help other drivers know what you’re doing and thinking, and if they’re out of action the results can be detrimental. Wiper blades that work well are important and must be able to clear the windscreen of rain. Washer squirters need to be full of water so when the time arises for you to use them, you can. Not only water should be used either but a solution of water and windscreen detergent will give best results. With many people spending more and more time in their cars, regular services by professional mechanics are becoming more and more important. In one hour a mechanic can go over all the small but important points of the car. Most will hand you a written report on the state of your car and what needs to be addressed to ensure you’re safe on the road. It is recommended you get everything on your car checked and fixed as soon as possible because things can turn ugly quickly in an unsafe car.

Check your tyres: Andy Stewart from Stewart’s Tyres in Leongatha said it’s important to have roadworthy tyres on wet, wintry roads.


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Photography: art of a time By Phoebe Lamb-Hale, work experience PHOTOGRAPHY became a hobby for me when I received my first camera, just a cheap little point and shoot.

I started taking photos of simple things like flowers and animals and my friends offered to model for me. I got my first DSLR at the beginning of last year. I went on a camp that offered a photography workshop with a well known photographer David Tattnall.

He showed me how to use film cameras and helped me improve my landscape photography as well as macro photography skills. After that I became very interested in photography as a career and this year I have started a certificate three in photography at Yallourn GippsTAFE. I’ve been getting my name out with a tumblr and Facebook page and have started freelance photography under PK Photogra-

phy. When I take a photo I try to make it as different and unusual as possible because it makes people see the world from a different perspective. I love capturing people’s memories and I believe photos are the best way to do that. They can tell a great story and the story is different for every individual. My favorite kind of photos are the ones that focus on a

small aspect of something big, for example a raindrop on a car or a single building in a city; I like to find the individual beauty in everything. I love the Bokeh effect which is the little light blurs you sometimes see in the background of a photo. I would love to study photography at a university in Melbourne and one day own my own business.

Loves photography: Phoebe Lamb-Hale.

Splash!: a shot glass splash frozen in time.

Eyes wide open: an energetic lizard from Melbourne Zoo.

Rainforest wonder: a butterfly from the Melbourne Zoo.

20 years at Leongatha Community House By Phoebe Lamb-Hale, work experience THE Leongatha Community House located at 16 Bruce Street has been helping the community for more than years. The community house offers a range of accredited courses and general courses for the public. The house is also home to many groups, including the solo card players and Craft in Company. The Craft in Company has been

meeting every Thursday for 20 years and in that time the ladies have achieved wonderful things. They made bags from recycled jeans for GippsCare filled with essentials for kids in need and they handmade quilts for breast cancer patients. Member of the club, Sharon Nicita, said: “Most of the time we do more talking than work.” The group shares two three day craft holidays a year, including one at Waratah Bay, giving them a chance to exchange ideas. “Everybody teaches each other new skills. There are some things you can’t pick up from a book,” member Marga-

ret Turra said The ladies have made lifelong friends and many of them would be lost without the group. Cherry Anderson said: “There’s always someone who knows the answer to the questions you can’t figure out.” The oldest participating member is 90 and still attends the sessions as often as possible because of the joy she gets from the group, plus everyone adores her cooking. The group is normally made up of about 20, sometimes more ladies, and they create a wide range of craft items such as knitting, embroidery, crocheting and quilt making.

School day: Ashlee Goss, with Sky and Shaughn, hanging out on the slide at Leongatha Primary School.

Leongatha students on the job By Phoebe LambHale, work experience LEONGATHA Secondary College students undertook work experience last week.

Above, Together forever: from left, Margaret Turra, Margaret Jenner, Cherry Anderson and Sharon Nicita enjoying their craft club together. Left, Knitting up a storm: Val Stephens knitting her day away with friends.

Students sought out their desired career and applied for a week of work. Chloe Tebbot worked at Inspiration Hair Design. She likes working with people and is interested in working in the hairdressing industry. “My first day has been good. Everyone is friendly and I’ve just started learning how to wash hair professionally,” she said. She often helps style her friends’ hair and cuts her own. Chloe’s tasks have in-

cluded: cleaning, sweeping, helping wash hair and observing the professional hairdressers. She aspires to study hairdressing and get a job at a salon when she graduates. “I would like to study hairdressing when I finish school, but I’m not sure where yet,” she said. Zoe Dummet chose to work at the Saint Joseph’s Primary School in Korumburra. She has two younger sisters whom she babysits regularly and is good with children. Zoe aspires to study nursing and work at a hospital. “My first day was great. Everyone was nice and they kept me busy,” she said Travis Stephenson worked at the Leongatha library. Travis was previously employed at the library so he

picked up the tasks easily. He does not consider the library as a future career path but enjoyed his time there. Ashlee Goss worked at Leongatha Primary School, along with five other Leongatha secondary students. Her favourite task? “Everything; helping the kids, seeing the joy on their faces when they get things right.” Ashlee spends her lunch breaks in the staff room with teachers. “It’s daunting and nerve racking, but coming back to my old primary school was good. I see the teachers differently now. “Well I’m planning to be a teacher, so I thought coming here for work experience would be a good start. “I definitely want to go to university and study teaching when I finish school.”

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Farmers celebrated

SUCCESS stories from within Victorian agriculture are part of an exciting new website launched by Minister for Agriculture and Food Security Peter Walsh.

The website - www.GreatStateofAg. - highlights innovative farmer stories, provides forums, and promotes graduate opportunities and rural events in Victorian agriculture. It will also generate new ideas via seed fund– a $10,000 reward for those fostering new ideas within the industry. The Great State of Ag initiative is a collaboration between Rural Finance and partners, and aims to reward people achieving extraordinary success within the agricultural industry. “We’ve learnt from the Weller enquiry the long-term success of the farming sector in this state is crucial to the lives of all Victorians. And to keep this sector thriving we need to attract and retain good people,”

Rural Finance chief executive officer Rob Goudswaard said. “We need to innovate and find opportunities that sustain our livelihoods and the rural communities in which we live, work and visit. “So, if we’re to foster the growth of this industry, we need to talk up our successes – make it attractive and get people involved. Of course it remains important to acknowledge and work through agricultural challenges. However as an industry we fall short on talking about what is good about farming and the great things that we produce. “Therefore, to talk-up Victorian agriculture, Rural Finance and key industry partners have created the Great State of Ag. The cause brings ideas, people and industry together to celebrate current and past success of agriculture as well as help shape its future,” he said. For more information visit

Out there: the Great State of Ag video features Claire Lewis, a recipient of the Rural Finance Ian Morton Memorial Scholarship and now working as a research scientist at the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) in Ellinbank.


Clergyman lived many adventures By Julian Cairns, son of the late Jim Cairns REVEREND Jim Cairns’ achievements as a priest, husband and father were extraordinary.

Official duties: longstanding brigade members Tim Burggraaf (left) and John Harris cut the Tarwin Lower CFA’s 65th anniversary cake made by Mel Aickon of Tarwin Lower.

Dedicated volunteer: former brigade captain John Harris with his proud wife Anita, after Mr Harris received his 45 year service medallion. Mrs Harris was a founding member of the brigade’s ladies auxiliary in 1985.

Firefighters honoured THE Tarwin Lower and District CFA recently held its 65th anniversary dinner and long service awards night at the Tarwin Lower Bowling Club. Captain Rob Lawrie thanked members and supporters for their past and continued support, and also organisers of the Tour De Tarwin Easter bike ride, which this year raised a record $16,500 for the brigade to buy much needed equipment. A certificate of appreciation was presented to one of the Tour De Tarwin organisers, Craig Williams.

The Venus Bay C.E.R.T. committee was also thanked for their ongoing support for the event and a $1500 cheque was donated to the organisation. A $2000 cheque was also donated to neighbouring brigade Pound Creek to go towards the purchase of a new quick fill pump. Captain Lawrie introduced Bill Alards, Region 9 CFA operations officer, to present certificates and long service medallions to CFA members. Five year certificates were presented to Danial Lawrie, Mark Rayment and Geoff Waters (absent). Ten year long service medallions went to Doug Teylor who also organised

an honour board for the brigade on the night, with names of past and present office bearers, and David Hickson (absent), Ben Lange (absent). Fifteen year long service medallions went to captain Rob Lawrie, Rod Vandekolk (absent), Dave Rainey (absent). Twenty year long service medallions went to Andrew Cumming and Bill Cumming (past secretary). A 45 year long service medallion was presented to John Harris, past captain from 1996 until 2008, and lieutenant from 1988 until 1996. He joined the Pound Creek CFA in 1966 and transferred to Tarwin Lower

in 1977. A man who would normally shy away from accolades, Mr Harris is known for his hands-on approach for getting the job done. Captain Lawrie thanked Mr Harris for being instrumental in organising the satellite CFA station in Venus Bay in 1999 and coordinating members from Walkerville, Venus Bay and Tarwin Lower, with help from the Tarwin Lower ladies auxiliary to raise over $80,000 to buy two vehicles: a Tarwin Lower and District Brigade-owned tanker – Tanker No. 2 for about $60,000 in 2001 and a 4WD support vehicle for about $20,000 in 2003. He was also thanked for his diligent service over

Leading way: from left, Captain Rod Lawrie, regional communications officer Bill Alards, secretary Jodie Anderson, Lieutenant Chris Indian, past captain John Harris and Lieutenant Michael Moore.

many years as a dedicated fire fighter, organising and attending the many strike teams when needed. His commitment, and for a job well done. New members learn a lot from the many years of experience and this is invaluable to the brigade. Fellow brigade members and friends showed their appreciation and gratitude. Captain Lawrie then thanked all members for their significant contribution, for their community and particularly for the time spent away from family and work, sometimes at a moment’s notice. The Tarwin Lower and District Fire Brigade covers a wide area encompassing Walkerville, Tarwin Lower and Venus Bay. To ensure fast response times fire trucks are stationed at satellite stations in Walkerville and Venus Bay, the main station is located at Tarwin Lower. Mr Harris and Tim Burggraaff, also a long time CFA member and past lieutenant, were asked to cut the anniversary cake made by Mel Aickon from Tarwin Lower, complete with a CFA logo and a fire truck. Anyone wishing to become a CFA volunteer with the Tarwin Lower and District Fire Brigade should contact brigade secretary Jodie Anderson on 0438 547 880.

As a representative of God and His church, his primary concern was for people and this was reflected in the stands he took on professional issues and the manner in which he sought to achieve authenticity in his ministry. If Jim could have written his own epitaph, he might well have chosen the line, as a personal philosophy, “It’s bein’ so cheerful as keeps me goin’”. Jim was born in Rosedale, Victoria, on March 26, 1914. His mother was born and bred in Rosedale. His father was a road contractor and worked with horse and dray. The young Jim attended Sale High School before moving, his large family’s hopes pinned on possible academic success, to Ivanhoe Grammar as a boarder. In 1938, following a theology degree at Ridley College, Melbourne, Jim took up working on an arts degree at Melbourne University. During this work he was appointed to Bunyip as stipendiary lay reader. Deafness had prevented Jim from active war-time duty, though he tried to convince church authorities to let him take on military chaplaincy. In 1941, Jim was appointed to Buchan. It had been a fairly rough start, but then following ordination to the priesthood, Jim was sent to Bass parish, which covered San Remo, Archies Creek, Blackwood Forest, Grantville and Corinella. He married Sheila Checcucci (from Bendigo) in 1945 and took up work at Moe. Ever practical, Jim was really beginning to reveal his carpentry abilities when in 1947, before taking up position as rector of St Peter’s Leongatha, he insisted on completing the timber construction that became St Matthew’s church at Coalville, six miles from Moe. Moving in 1952 to St Peter’s, Leongatha, he was challenged by the bishop to build a new church within five years. This he did and St. Peter’s was consecrated in 1958. Many of the families of Leongatha still recall the day that Jim, having donned black cassock, climbed the 90 foot scaffold surrounding the newly completed copper spire, heavy steel cross on his shoulder, securing and blessing the cross. In 1960, now Canon H.A. Cairns, Jim left the Diocese of Gippsland to take up hospital chaplaincy at Sunbury under the direction of Dr. Cunningham Dax of the then called Mental Hygiene Authority. Fifteen months later Jim was appointed to Kew, where he worked for the next 20 years. Jim ‘retired’ in 1984 to the house he had built at Mornington. This period, though short, was productive and there were no signs of Jim slowing down. He and Sheila moved to England on a permanent basis and procured an abode in Hertfordshire. Jim was also closely associated with the church of St Michael’s, Radlett, nearby. My father was still taking services and administering to the sick and needy of that parish until recently. Ex-parishioners, even from as far back as his Buchan days, would stop at nothing to pay homage to him, even making the journey to the UK to visit him at his home in St. Albans. By the same token, until only a few years ago, Jim was still flying over here to visit his old stamping grounds. He died on October 19, 2012 and is survived by his children – Jonathan, Julian and Angela, and by his grandchildren – James, Alison, Genevieve and Charlotte. Jim is buried in St. Michael’s, Radlett churchyard, alongside his beloved Sheila.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - PAGE 47

Aboriginals star THIS Friday, the Warreeny Indigenous Sports Committee will welcome sports lovers and the community to Who we are in Sport, an event showcasing the role indigenous Australians play on our sporting landscape.

Friendly faces: Sally Wilcox, Faye Jenkins and Alan Rittman are the friendly staff, on hand to help you at the Welshpool Rural Transaction Centre and the adjoining opportunity shop.

New faces at transaction centre THE Welshpool Rural Transaction Centre now has a new management team. Heading the team is Faye Jenkins whose experience and skill in the financial sector has been an integral part of keeping the Rural Transaction Centre (RTC) ticking over for the past year under the guidance of previous manager Sharon Demaria. Assisting Faye is Sally Wilcox, who has been a dedicated volunteer with the RTC since its inception and brings with her a genuine passion, positive energy and strong community spirit. Sally’s primary focus has been the nursery.

The centre has also been fortunate to have two trainees, courtesy of the R E Ross Foundation. Samantha Dale started a Certificate 3 in Business Administration as an employee in the opportunity shop, where her enthusiasm and personality has made her a valued member of the team. The other trainee is Sadye Wines, who is well on her way to completing her Certificate 4 in Occupational Health and Safety. Sadye started her traineeship in the opportunity shop and has now moved to the RTC to improve her skills to include banking procedures and general office administration.

Discovering a journalist’s day By Sophie McHarg, work experience MY EXPOSURE to journalism at The Star has been a successful and enjoyable experience. The moment I arrived I began writing stories and visiting places alongside journalists. This experience has given me an amazing insight on what kind of tasks a journalist does. Before I came here, I didn’t really have much of an idea of how journalism worked and the tasks journalists performed. The friendly staff took me to concerts at local schools, a minor home fire incident, new businesses opening in town and more. From this, I saw the questions they asked people and the photos they took. This opportunity has given me more confidence to talk to people and ask questions. A challenging experience for me was

doing the vox pop. I didn’t imagine it would be very hard, but I soon found not many people wanted their photo taken! Another task I performed was interviewing people. I interviewed a range of people and took down notes for each situation. Interviewing people wasn’t something I’d done a lot of, so it required me to step out of my comfort zone and try a new skill. Through watching others, I found I was able to perform many different tasks including writing up several stories. This insight on journalism has definitely taken me out of my comfort zone and as a result I have benefited from it. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to do work experience in the future. This practice has been really enjoyable and useful. The team at The Star was really helpful and welcoming and made the experience all the better. • Sophie is a student at Mary MacKillop College, Leongatha.

With dance, music, a short film and sporting stories, the evening will be a great opportunity for our whole region to celebrate our connections to local indigenous sports people and community, along with a chance to hear from two of our country’s sporting greats. Due to family illness, AFL celebrity Gilbert Mc Adam will now be unable to attend, but fellow Marngrook panellist and former AFL player and personality Ronnie Burns will fly off the bench to inspire our locals. Burns, who played 154 games for Geelong and Adelaide respectively, will be sure to excite our local community as he did racing around the forward line in his playing days. During his racing career, hurdler Kyle Vander Kuyp was hard to stop. Twice an Olympian and four times a Commonwealth Games representative, Kyle is now the indigenous

mentor within the AFL’s Sports Ready program. A community leader, Kyle is passionate about empowering young people to do their best. “The first step is to find out what you are passionate about, then find out how you can best be supported to make it happen,” he said. “Be prepared to do all the work required, be patient and stay focused. To be successful you need to surround yourself around

the right people.” Both Ronnie and Kyle will address the community on the role sport plays and the challenges and glories the sporting field provides. Taking place at the Wonthaggi Arts Centre, the Warreeny event will also include local didgeridoo playing, dancing from The Young Spirits and the showing of short film The Flying Boomerangs. On attendance, light refreshments are available

and the event is free to attend. The Warreeny Sports Committee was formed to recognise the importance of inclusion and opportunities for all, and is made up of people from various local organisations and community. For more information on Who we are in Sport, please contact South Coast Primary Care Partnership on 5674 0900 or see the advertisement on page 67.

Taking part: swimming programs and events like Who we are in Sport are initiatives for the local community provided by Warreeny Sports Committee.

Teens turn to phones for news By Sophie McKenzie-McHarg, work experience THERE are many sources teenagers can access news from. In general we can pick up glimpses of news from the television, the front page of the newspaper that’s sitting on the bench, and snippets from the radio. The internet and social media sites have become an increasingly popular form for accessing news for teenagers. I conducted a survey of 15 and 16 year olds, and found the majority showed interest in various types of news. However I found the main source they got their news from was social media. With more teenagers owning smart phones, the internet is a quick and easy way to receive news. Many prefer to use the internet for news as you can click on headlines that sound appealing. Society has come a long way with the use of internet and social media. In 2007, only eight per cent of teenagers accessed their news from a mobile device, and 67 per cent had never used a mobile for news. Comparing this with today’s society, smart phones are one of the most commonly used devices for receiving news. A recent survey has found four out of five teenagers aged 10 to 19 acquire their news from internet forums, Twitter and Facebook. Many say though, news from these sites is not always true and some find reading news online is not beneficial, as it is easier to get distracted by other online activities. Although many young people do not read newspapers, a study has found 88 per cent of teens find newspapers to be very or somewhat useful. Everyone is different when it comes to preferences in finding news. Some people enjoy flicking through a newspaper; this can depend on the person’s upbringing, and whether or not their parents show a strong interest in a current affairs. However some find the newspaper is too much. We can become bombarded, especially by long slabs of writing too hard to understand.

If the news is too time consuming or if the information given is too stressful, like politics and the economy, it can be easy for teens to lose interest. When the information presented is well illustrated and broken up into smaller sections, it can then become more pleasing to read. Those who enjoy reading their news from social media sites prefer more trivial news, such as what Kim Kardashian has called her baby or who Taylor Swift is now dating. There is no normal way to find news, but the great thing about today’s modern world is there is plenty to choose from. Whether you enjoy reading from your smart phone, computer or newspaper, there is a wide variety to suit all teenagers.

Woorayl CWA THE July meeting featured the now famous pie and bottle auction day. Fundraising has never been tastier. Woorayl’s secretary and group leader Evelyn Stephens baked a big batch of homemade pies including beef, ricotta, spinach, pine nuts, chicken and vegies. Each member brought along two mystery bottles for blind auction. There were laughs and groans as bidders unwrapped their booty. Everyone congratulated Bendigo State Exhibition prize winners Margaret Hyde, Heather Bennett and Mary Mackieson for their brilliant effort. Statewide competition in cookery and handicrafts is fierce with so many creative CWA members producing beautiful work. The winter quilt drive resulted in 18 warm quilts being delivered to Anglicare for the needy. Members described outings to South Gippsland CWA group’s International Day at the picturesque A Fare With Nature in Foster and to Mirboo North branch’s first birthday celebration, an Italian affair, where they were made honorary members and presented with cute owl badges. A tall, light as air, chocolate layer sponge adorned with candles celebrated July birthdays, with special applause for beloved member, prodigious knitter and floral artist, Mavis Wightman, who turns a sprightly, busy, inspiring 90. More than $200 was raised for CWA Vic’s work in a fun day.

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ROBYN Susan Spiller was born at Jessie McPherson Hospital on July 18. She is the first child of Michael and Alex Spiller of Leongatha.

ROSINDA Mae Charlton was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on June 28 to Minda and Alan Charlton of Dalyston.

JOEL Douglas McRae was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on June 12 to Mel and Douglas McRae of Wonthaggi. Joel is pictured with his proud brothers Lucas, 4, and Riley, 3.

MARCO Louis Masi was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on June 7 to Emile and Emanuele Masi of Cape Paterson. Marco is pictured with his brother Alex, 11, and sister Zarah, 6.

ISLA Jane Samson was born on July 23 at Leongatha Memorial Hospital. She is the first baby for Glenn and Renee of Korumburra.

Milpara Community House news PAIGE Georgia Anderson was born on July 21 at Leongatha Memorial Hospital to Tim and Kirstin of Bena. She is a sister to Jack, 14.

CALLING all parents of teenage children. Here is an opportunity for you to finally get some of the answers to those questions you have been asking yourself. Understanding Teenagers is an information session being conducted in two parts.

The first (Girls) will be held on Tuesday, August 13 from 7pm to 9pm and the second (Boys) will be held on Tuesday, August 20 from 7pm to 9pm. Both sessions are being held at Milpara Community House and the cost is $10 per session. Psychologist Terry Gilford will present information about how to better deal with changes in behaviour, moodiness, defiance, anger and loss of self-esteem which

adolescents may experience.

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Have you been wanting to learn the basics of music craft, including theory, reading and writing music or are you preparing for exams? Milpara is currently offering an Introduction to Music Craft and this class will be run over eight weeks from Thursday, August 1.

Milpara Community House will be holding its annual general meeting at the Austral Hotel on Thursday, September 12. We will be sending out information shortly about the arrangements and we look forward to seeing all those members of the community who have provided such valuable ongoing support to the house over the years. Mark the date in your diary now.

Small businesses that succeed know the importance of marketing. Marketing is the key to letting people know you exist so it pays to know how to do it. Come and join us for the Marketing Basics session being held on Wednesday evening, August 7 from 7pm to 9pm. Learn practical tips and ideas about deciding which marketing tools are

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.

From pages past Historical snippets from The Star

PAIGE Marie Weston was born on July 23 at Leongatha Memorial Hospital to Rick and Leah of Leongatha. Paige is a sister for Bailey, 15, Codee, 8, Brett, 7 and Lily, 5.

30 years ago August 2, 1983

10 years ago July 29, 2003

5 years ago July 29, 2008

1 year ago July 31, 2012

THE Federal Member for Gippsland, Peter McGauran, yesterday backed Leongatha builders in their bid to get the new “withholding tax” deferred. Mr McGauran sent a telegram to the Treasurer Paul Keating, urging him defer the legislation until proper consideration was given to the reactions from the building industry.

THREE days of old fashioned South Gippsland winter weather has caused water restrictions to be lifted and farm dams to fill. Falls of between 45 and 90mm fell across the region between Wednesday and Friday. The timing couldn’t have been better.

A YARRAM Football Club goal umpire has been accused of bumping, shepherding and abusing players from rival clubs, who now want him off the ground permanently. The accusations also include holding their jumpers and incorrectly awarding points to opposing teams instead of goals.

THE community has shown outstanding support for injured Leongatha footballer and Phillip Island resident Beau Vernon. Many community events and fundraising schemes are on the calendar to help raise funds for Beau. The 23 year old, who was best and fairest at the Leongatha club last year, is currently in the spinal ward at the Austin Hospital.

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WTGlee Workshops Starting Soon 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 (

Performing: the Melbourne Staff Songsters of the Salvation Army will be in Leongatha in early August.

Top Salvo choir here THE Salvation Army’s premier choir, the Melbourne Staff Songsters, have been booked for one performance in Leongatha on Sunday, August 11 at 2pm. Joining them will be the City of Traralgon

Band conducted by Leongatha’s own Captain Martyn Scrimshaw. He said it would be the band’s last hit out before the State Brass Band Championships in Ballarat. The Melbourne Staff Songsters are a modern choir that has performed at Sydney’s Opera House and overseas, including in London.

Members are drawn from corps in metropolitan and regional areas. Their repertoire embraces sacred, classical and contemporary music presented in a modern style. There’s no charge, apart from a gold coin donation to defray St Peter’s expenses.

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.

Helping hand: John Dennis and Geoff Measom were giving the Coal Creek Community Gallery a fresh coat of paint.

Volunteers shine

THE Coal Creek Community Gallery at Korumburra received a face lift recently thanks to volunteers.

John Dennis and Geoff Measom spent two days working tirelessly in the gallery to give the walls a fresh lick of paint. “It’s great volunteering here be-

cause we get to use a whole range of skills,” John said. “We can do anything from construction to painting to clerical work.”

s w e i v Re WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS (M) Genre: Documentary Starring: Julian Assange, Adrian Lamo, Bradley Manning & James Ball. Acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) takes the reins for this no-holds-barred look at one of the most unusual phenomena of early 21st century media. We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks is a 2013 American independent documentary film about the organisation started by Julian Assange, and people involved in the collection and distribution of secret information and media by whistleblowers. It covers a period of several decades, including considerable background.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013 starting 7pm at Wonthaggi Cinema. Supper afterwards included. All welcome Proceeds to the Bryn’s Schools Foundation. Book tickets at the Wonthaggi Cinema 5672 3593 to help with catering or simply come along on the night.

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Winter colour spectacular WHEN planning a garden, many aim to attract birds and one of the best ways to do this is to use Australian natives. Over the years, there has been a lot of breeding and experimentation with grafting especially with grevilleas and hakeas and the




results are spectacular. Grevilleas have nectarladen flowers that attract honeyeaters and many other native birds, and many flower most of the year, however many of the showy varieties originate from the sand plains of south west Western Australia and struggle to survive in our cold heavy south eastern soils. By grafting onto a reliable hardy rootstock (generally Grevillea robusta) it increases the vigour and allows many varieties of showy grevilleas to be grown

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and enjoyed in a much wider range of soils and climates than previously possible. Grevilleas can be grafted onto very short rootstocks so they look more like the natural plant or as a standard that can be used as a central feature in a garden. The advantage of a grafted grevillea standard over other more conventional standards such as a weeping cherry is they are evergreen (meaning they do not lose their leaves over winter) and flower for a much longer period and are of course bird attracting. Other grafted native standards include Acacia Cognata Waterfall, a weeping standard with bright emerald green foliage and soft perfumed yellow flowers that appear in spring, attracting birds, and Acacia Baileyana Goldilocks, a weeping standard with fine foliage and deep yellow flowers, appearing in late winter. It is an ideal feature and suitable for a tub or container in a sunny position in a courtyard. When growing native plants in tubs or pots it is important to use native potting mix. Many hakeas have spectacular flowers and like grevilleas belong to the proteacecae family. Of the 130 species half, probably with the greatest diversity, are found in the south west of Western Australia. Two stunning varieties are Hakea Bucculenta (red poker) and

Hakea Francisiana (pink Pokers). Both are ideal for cut flowers and have nectar rich deep pink or red spike-like raceme blooms in winter and spring. Both of these varieties are available ungrafted but need a warm frost free area with very sandy well drained soils to survive whereas when grafted have been known to survive in cold chilly Canberra National Botanic Gardens. Grafted plants are also resistant to the fungal disease Phytophthora cinnamomi of which many of the protaeaceae family to susceptible to. Most hakeas are tall shrubs and one of the most popular is Hakea Laurina which has nectar-rich creamy white and bright crimson flowers, in ball like clusters in autumn-winter. Like grevilleas, they do range in size and there even ground covers. Burrendong Beauty Hakea is a spectacular sprawling shrub reaching about one metre by three metres wide and is covered in pink pincushion flowers late autumn early winter and is terrific in a rockery. When it comes to bird attracting smaller shrubs, it is hard to surpass the correas also known as native fuchsia because of their attractive bell shaped flowers. They are hardy, long flowering and come in a range of colours and sizes to suit all sites. In 2013, to commemorate Canberra’s centenary, a new correa was released called Correa Canberra Bells. It has stunning two tone red and cream bell like flowers in full bloom for Canberra’s birthday in March and continues to flower throughout autumn. Correa Canberra Bells has fairly large showy flowers when compared to other correas and is frost

tolerant, drought hardy and low maintence. Another small growing shrub that is a real asset to the garden is Banksia Birthday Candles. This is a Banksia Spinulosa variety that only grows to around 50cm by 1.2m in width and stays very compact and has lovely dark green foliage which provides an attractive backdrop to the showy orange yellow flower spikes. Like the correas it is a low maintenance, hardy shrub that prefers well drained soils in full sun or part shade and can be pruned to maintain shape and is tolerant of drought, frost and salt spray. Flowering season autumn, winter and early spring and makes an ideal shrub for rockeries or as a container plant. With the right planning, it is possible to have bird attracting flowers all year round.

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First birthday sale AFTER taking over Leongatha Rural Supplies 12 months ago, owners Caine and Nicole Salmon are celebrating with a one day sale on Friday, August 2. Nicole and Caine, who has worked at the store since 2000, took over the ownership in July last year. “We are having a sale to celebrate and to thank and reward our customers for their loyalty over the past year,” he said. “The sale will be on all day and we will be having a barbecue from 11am to 2pm. Those who spend $50 or more on the day, will go into the draw to win a $200 in-store voucher.”

Family business: Caine, Nicole and Clancee Salmon are celebrating one year as owners of Leongatha Rural Supplies. Come and join in the fun with a one day sale on August 2.

The team at Leongatha Rural Supplies will also be preparing show bags full of goodies, which will be given out to the first 50 people through the door. Since taking over the business, Caine and Nicole have continued the good service and customer rapport that has always been a hallmark of the business “We are very thankful for the loyalty we have been shown,” Caine said. While they do their best to keep as much as they can in stock, Caine said they are happy to source items not generally carried. “We are an independent, locally owned and operated store with dedicated, hardworking and knowledgeable staff,” he said.

The last 12 months have been particularly busy for Caine and Nicole, who welcomed their first baby, Clancee in September. Leongatha Rural Supplies carry all of your farm and home needs, including stock feed and pet supplies, animal health products, fencing, agricultural chemicals, as well as garden mulches and fertilisers. “We cater for dairy, beef, sheep, hobby famers and townspeople and for all other agricultural markets,” Caine said. Drop in and see Caine and the team at Leongatha Rural Supplies on August 2 for all your agricultural needs and enjoy some great specials and a barbecue lunch at the same time.

Staff shot: Clive Salmon, Janine Eigenraam, Tony Krause, Brendan Allen and Joel Renden are the helpful staff at Leongatha Rural Supplies ready to help with all your agricultural needs.


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The usual buying group was in attendance for a mixed market. The young cattle were very mixed but a small sample of quality in the yearling steers and heifers sold to a top of 209c/kg. The grown steers and bullocks held some good quality in the mostly lighter weight offering, while Friesian manufacturing steers continued to attract strong demand. Cow numbers increased and the light weight dairy lines suffered as a result, slipping 4c to 7c/kg, while the heavy weights sold generally firm to slightly easier. Heavy weight bulls saw demand increase from processors with prices lifting 4c to 5c/kg. Yearling trade steers sold from 180c to 209c

lifting 1c to 9c/kg. The heifer portion was plainer in quality week on week with the heavy weights making between 169c and 190c after a top of 209c, slipping 3c for the well finished lines and the plainer lines slipping 5c between 145c and 160c/kg. Light weight grown steers sold between 182c and 198c lifting 3c/kg. Grown steers made from 178c to 193c lifting 2c/kg on most sales. A limited offering of bullocks sold from 175c to 197c/kg. Most grown heifers made between 150c and 176c lifting 1c to 4c/kg on most. Crossbred manufacturing steers sold between 145c and 185c slipping 2c to 3c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers

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Total yarding: 930. Steers: D. Macri, Korumburra, 7 x $915; M. Wight, Meeniyan, 12 x $905; Adval P/L, Anderson, 11 x $885; C.D. & S.E. Robinson, Inverloch, 8 x $880; J. & S. Kelly, Korumburra, 12 x $830; L.B. & K.J. Price, Pakenham, 9 x $820. Heifers: M. Burfield, Waratah, 4 x $706; N. Collyer, Doomburrim, 1 x $550; Bergamin Past Co, Trafalgar, 7 x $500; F. & K. Jonkers, Yinnar, 2 x $500; J.S. & A.M. Blackshaw, Leongatha South, 1 x $460; M.R. & K.M. Hall, Budgeree, 14 x $460. Cows and calves: A. & P. Maple, Tarraville, 2 x $825; G.S. & N.J. Reid, Korumburra, 1 x $825; Avon Farms, Tinamba, 4 x $680.





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made from 156c to 160c holding firm with the more numerous light weights from 149c to 171c lifting 10c/kg. Light weight dairy cows sold from 102c to 136c slipping 4c to 7c/ kg. Heavy weight dairy cows made between 122c and 150c slipping 1c to 3c/kg. Light weight beef cows sold between 118c

and 144c holding firm to 2c/kg cheaper. Heavy weight beef cows made from 138c to 160c/kg holding firm. Heavy weight bulls sold from 140c to 170c lifting 4c to 5c/kg. The next sale draw - July 31: 1. SEJ, 2. Alex Scott, 3. David Phelan, 4. Landmark, 5. Rodwells, 6. Elders.

Wednesday, July 24 BULLOCKS 12 P. Alicata, Thorpdale 15 Nicholl Primary Prod. Nilma North 21 O’Loughlin Bros. Meeniyan 15 K.A. & J.E. McAlpine, Leongatha 12 M.D. Anthony, Leongatha 11 P.R., G.L., I.G. & C.H. Benson, Meeniyan

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197.6 197.2 196.6 196.0 192.2 192.0

STEERS 1 F. Tuchtan, North Caulfield 1 B.G. & J.M. Taylor, Mardan 12 C.T. Ferguson, Longford 12 Ellerslie Park P/L, Fish Creek 1 H.A. & J.R. Price, Pound Creek 2 T. Mowat, Stradbroke

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COWS 1 K. & F. Whelan, Outtrim 7 R.J. & C.M. McGill, Kongwak 6 Paeon Giselle Nominees, Mardan 1 W.G. & F.M. Pratt, Inverloch 3 K.H. MacPhail, Hedley 1 Bergamin Past. Trafalgar

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160.0 $1064 158.0 $970 156.6 $783 156.6 $783 155.0 $1038 154.6 $1182

HEIFERS 1 A. Schellekens, Bass 1 B.G. & J.M. Taylor, Mardan 14 O’Loughlin Bros. Meeniyan 4 S.N. & E.M. Dunlop, Meeniyan 3 Vuiller Shorthorns, Waratah 4 Blackwood Park, Toora

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$1727 $1517 $1512 $1349 $1701 $1569

BULLS 1 K.W. & E.A. Heggen, Binginwarri 1 M. Hullick, Ranceby 1 M.D. & L.E. Kerr, Yarram 1 R. & T. Lont, Traralgon 1 A.C. & L.A. Mitchell, Leongatha 1 S.T. & R.E. Evans, Mirboo

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TOTAL VALUE OF ITEMS PER ADVERT MUST NOT EXCEED $50 REUSABLE NAPPIES. Pea pods. 09mths. Removable bamboo absorber. waterproof breathable outer layer. $10. ph. 5663 5439. HIGH CHAIR. Peg Perego. Adjustable backrest and adjustable padded seat. Swivel caster wheels. $25. Ph. 5663 5439. CHEST FREEZER. Kelvinator. White. Good condition. Hardly used. 2006 approx. $50. Ph. 0438 982 729. MANICURE & PROFESSIONAL ARTIFICIAL NAIL EQUIPMENT. Creative nail. Brand new. Nail tips and other. $50. Ph. 0438 982 729. BMX STUNT BIKE. Viper Diamond Back. Suits 8-12 years. new $120, Selling for $50. Ph. 0407 528 192. DOUBLE BED MATTRESS & BASE. Sealy Posturepaedic. Very clean. Excellent condition. $50. Ph. 5662 3623. COOK TOP. Fisher-Paykel. Ceramic. $40. Ph. 0427 726 577. WALL OVEN WITH GRILL. Simpson. 600cm. $20. Ph. 0427 726 577. RECLINER CHAIR. Floral fabric. In good condition. $50. Ph. 5662 3519. RECLINER CHAIR. Floral fabric. In good condition. $50. Ph. 5662 3519. LOUNGE CHAIRS. Dusty pink/orange. Can text picture. Generous seating. $50. Ph. 5664 1222. TWO SEATER COUCH WITH 2 CHAIRS. Caramel. Velour. Generous seating. $50. ph. 5664 1222. ANTIQUE FURNITURE. Timber bedside table, drawers, shelves and cupboard. H750 x W615 x D450. $50. Ph. 0498 532 554. ANTIQUE FURNITURE. Timber dining chair, plain cottage style. teak stain. H915 x W395 x D395. $50. Ph. 0498 532 554. MENS GOLF SHOES. New. Leather. 2 Pairs. Size 10. One white $20. One black. $30 for both. Ph. 5662 0916. BABY BOUNCER. Valco baby minder. 0-24mths (up to 13kgs). Very good condition.$20. ph. 0413 084 169. CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT. ‘Safe-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.

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

The Venus Bay Community Centre will be holding its

Annual General Meeting

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) 20-26 Koala Drive, Koonwarra Ph: 5664 2477 Enquiries: Hadassah Wanstall 0419 121 073

PROPOSAL TO UPGRADE AN EXISTING MOBILE PHONE BASE STATION Optus plans to upgrade a telecommunications facility at: Satchwells Road, Tarwin Lower VIC 3956 1. The proposed upgrade involves; the removal of three (3) existing panel antennas to be replaced with three (3) new panel antennas and the installation of associated ancillary equipment. 2. Optus regards the proposed installation as a low-impact facility under the Telecommunications (Low-impact Facilities) Determination 1997 based on the description above. 3. Further information can be obtained from Brett Thomson, Daly International, +61 3 9628 5320, or at 4. Written submissions should be sent to Brett Thomson, Daly International, Level 10 601 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 by Monday 12 August 2013.

KORUMBURRA CUSTOMERS SMOKE TESTING OF SEWER SYSTEM 5th August to 4th September 2013 South Gippsland Water is commencing a program of smoke testing the Korumburra Sewer System. Smoke testing is used to identify breaks, leaks or illegal connections to the pipeline system. Smoke testing involves pumping a smoke like vapour into the sewer. Should there be a break or illegal connection; smoke vapour may be seen rising from sewer manholes or stormwater drains and downpipes. South Gippsland Water will then use this information to correct illegal connections or repair sections of the sewer. During testing customers may notice smoke coming from unusual places however, the smoke is safe and is vaporised medical grade baby oil. South Gippsland Water staff and contractors will be on hand to observe the testing process. This program is an integral part of ongoing sewer system maintenance and will take approximately 4 weeks to complete.

South Gippsland Water 1300 851 636

Most photos that appear in The Star can be purchased by calling 5662 2294.

ON SATURDAY AUGUST 17 at 10am at the Venus Bay Community Centre All community members are welcome

message of hope WE know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. 1 John 2:3.

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LEONGATHA Lyric Theatre raffle winners: 1st prize N. Stringer, 2nd prize M. Nelson, 3rd prize P. Kuhne.

BENETAS DEMENTIA CARERS’ SUPPORT GROUP 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

LEONGATHA RSL SUB BRANCH INC. 2 CASUAL VACANCIES FOR COMMITTEE Until AGM 2014 Service or Affiliate members Nominations close with secretary before 5pm 16th August. Phone Secretary 5662 2889

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SECRETARIAL CADETSHIP with Venus Bay Community Centre Committee of Management

Must be under 25 years, live in Venus Bay, Tarwin Lower and district, have good computer/writing skills and be available once a month on Saturday. The position will attract a small bursary and requires a commitment of about 4 hours per month. For position description please contact Applications close Friday 9th August


Rose Lodge Wonthaggi

Lifestyle Assistant Part Time - Mens Group 8 hours a week plus extra relief shifts If you can work effectively as a team member and promote a feeling from residents that 'this is the place to live' then this is the organisation for you. Rose Lodge is a fully accredited community-based 70 bed Aged Care facility centrally located in Wonthaggi. A further 30 beds will be added later this year. The role: l Provide a program that meets the individual needs of male residents l Friendly, supportive and professional team l Salary packaging available Skills and experience l Certificate IV in Leisure and Lifestyle or equivalent l Current Police Check l Driver's licence l Previous aged care experience highly desirable l Dedicated, reliable, creative and motivated l Ability to self-manage work priorities l Ability to work with and supervise volunteers l Demonstrated computer and documentation skills l Understanding of Aged Care Accreditation and ACFI desirable l Understanding of responsible serving of alcohol would be highly regarded Further inquiries to Carolyn Thompson - Lifestyle Manager on 5672 1716. Please send resume and covering letter to: Beverley Walsh CEO PO Box 626, Wonthaggi, 3995. OR Applications close Wednesday, August 14, 2013.


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HAIRDRESSER - fully qualified part time for small salon in Tarwin Lower. Able to work unsupervised. Contact Bec 5663-5596 or 0423-018023.


South Gippsland Shire Council

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

South Gippsland Diesel & Engineering P/L and Meeniyan Service Centre is seeking a mechanic. We cater for a wide range of machines and vehicles, located in Meeniyan. The role will include general servicing; major and minor works on all makes and models to a high standard for our customers. Neat appearance and current driver’s licence required. Will consider trade assistant for the right applicant, wages and conditions negotiable. Apply in writing to PO Box 129, Meeniyan 3956.

The key focus of this role will be across but not limited to;

• 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.


We are currently offering the following career opportunities:

has a permanent position available for a

Senior Clinician (Occupational Therapist) – 17786


• Accurate and timely processing of all Council Reports and Briefing Papers on behalf of the Corporate Services Directorate


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.


Fixed Term, Full Time position, based across Latrobe Valley


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.


The newly created position of Senior Clinician - Occupational Therapist will be responsible for the clinical leadership in the Occupational Therapy team as well as ensuring the team is well placed to manage growth and new models of service delivery.

Two days per week For enquiries phone Vicki on 5662 2933

This position requires the incumbent to work closely with stakeholders in particular with Latrobe City to achieve the objectives of the Active Service Model. For more information regarding this position please contact Petra Bovery-Spencer, Manager Primary Intervention on (03) 5136 5350.

Applications close 4.30pm, Friday 16 August 2013.

Early Parenting Day Stay (Casual Backfill) – 17816


Executive Assistant – Corporate Services

Casual Position, base location Morwell LCHS Early Parenting Day Stay currently has two casual vacant positions to backfill for leave. We are seeking a dedicated Senior who is a qualified Maternal and Child Health Nurse and registered Midwife with significant experience in this field and we are seeking an Assistant Clinician with appropriate qualifications who also has the relevant experience. For more information regarding this position please contact Petra Bovery-Spencer, Manager Primary Intervention on (03) 5136 5350.

FARM CONTRACTOR Beef farm in South Gippsland requires experienced maintenance contractor for periodic tasks. Jobs include welding, cattle handling, fencing, spot spraying, chainsaw, tractor and quadbike work. Must have ABN, insurance, follow OH&S requirements and be a self starter. Apply by email to

Applications close 4.30pm, Friday 16 August 2013. • For further information and copies of each position description visit our careers page • Applicants must address the Selection Criteria and lodge their application online. • No late or hard copy applications will be accepted.

South Gippsland Shire Council

Dairy Australia

Your Levy at Work

GippsDairy classifieds has 6 dairy farm positions available and 25 dairy positions wanted. To find out more about these listings go to our website: “Dairy job classifieds”.

Yanakie Caravan Park Newly created positions – September Start Join this newly created team as Council takes on the management of the Yanakie Caravan Park. Located in a small Coastal township at the gateway to Wilsons Promontory National Park, the Caravan Park is found in a picturesque setting between Corner and Shallow Inlets. We have 4 new positions.

Park Administration Officer Located at Yanakie

$76,072 including vehicle Permanent full time

$56,836 total annual salary package incl super, overtime & allowances

This position is responsible for developing and coordinating the business operations of Councils directly managed Caravan Parks. You will assist with setting up the business of two Parks located at Yanakie and Long Jetty, (Long Jetty will commence later in 2013). You will coordinate the ongoing business related matters associated with both parks. A Tertiary qualification in Business or a Tourism related field and demonstrated experience working in a government or tourism related industry is required.

Park Supervisor Located onsite at Yanakie $97,231 total annual salary package incl super, overtime & allowances On site accommodation provided Permanent full time We require an experienced Park Supervisor to reside on site and manage the daily Park Operations and Kiosk at Yanakie. You will demonstrate relevant knowledge of the overall management of a large tourism focused business or Caravan Park. You will require excellent communication skills to liaise with customers, public and other Council staff while displaying a strong focus on customer service. This position requires the successful person to work a roster including weekend work.

Permanent part time – 4 days per week You will assist the Park Supervisor with the administrative functions associated with running the park including Kiosk duties, your focus will include staff rosters, managing site permits and bookings, telephone and internet enquiries, website administration and marketing materials. This role has a requirement to work extra hours during peak periods and may be required to reside on site at times when the Park Supervisor is on leave.

Park Maintenance Officer Located at Yanakie Casual $28.28 per hour Reporting directly to the Park Supervisor your primary role will be to maintain an exceptional level of cleanliness and appearance of the Parks, this will include amenity and building cleaning, general repair works and parks and gardens maintenance, previous experience in all of these areas along with experience in a hospitality environment will be an advantage. You will be required to be available to work on any day of the week.

Further information and position descriptions are available from our website.

Regional Landcare Facilitator Leongatha or Traralgon Full time - Ongoing An exciting opportunity exists to join the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority as the Regional Landcare Facilitator on a full time basis. The position is being established to engage with land managers, local, and regional Landcare groups, farming systems or grower groups and related community organisations to promote the Landcare ethic and promote, through capacity building, Sustainable Agriculture. The position will be responsible for achieving a positive contribution towards the Sustainable Agriculture stream outcomes of the Australian Governments Caring for Our Country program. The Facilitator will focus predominantly on working with community members and groups which have a sustainable agriculture focus . The remuneration range being offered for the position is at WGCMA Level 3 classification ($59,375 – $75,805), which includes 9.25% superannuation. A copy of the Position Description can be obtained via our website www.wgcma. or by emailing with the job title in the email’s subject line. Applicants should address the Key Selection Criteria, demonstrating their ability to undertake the role. For further information contact Phillip McGarry Landcare Team Leader on 1300 094 262 or via email Applications addressing Key Selection Criteria should be marked; ‘Regional Landcare Facilitator’ c/ Organisational Development and Support Coordinator and must be received by 12 noon on Monday 12th August 2013. Martin Fuller Chief Executive Officer

Enquiries to Chris Van Der Ark, Manager Property on (03) 5662 9200. All applicants must submit an Application Form and address the selection criteria outlined in the position description, by 5pm 14 August 2013.

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


Caravan Park Coordinator Located at Leongatha

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

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


for sale


$44,579 – $49,202 The Operations/Outdoor Pool Coordinator is a dynamic full time role that will allow the successful applicant to further develop their leadership skills and join the YMCA management team at South Gippsland SPLASH. Previous industry experience in Pool Operations and relevant qualifications are essential.



167 Graham Street Wonthaggi

Applications close 9 August 2013 To find out more check out

5672 3127


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


Local or northern hay Pick up or delivery


0418 595 988 FOR SALE


A unique opportunity exists for Permanent Part Time Pharmacy Assistant within Leongatha The Leongatha Terry White Chemist is seeking a motivated and passionate person to join their team. To be successful in obtaining a position, you must be enthusiastic, have highly developed people skills and be passionate about delivering exceptional customer service to our valued customers. If you feel you have the attributes required for this position, please contact the Chemist on 5662 2183 to arrange a copy of the position description, prior to sending your resumé and covering letter to: the Manager, Terry White Chemist, 42 Bair Street, Leongatha 3953. Applications close Wednesday 7th August 2013

Classified advertising closes 12 noon Mondays meetings





On Monday August 12 LEONGATHA RSL 6.30pm for a meal 7.30pm for meeting Enquiries Frank Dekker 5668 5285


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



The AGM for the Southern Business Women's Network Inc 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 BHS528

used vehicles

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 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.

garage sales

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



Geary Road Leongatha LMCT 10804

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

COMMODORE VE Lumina, 2007, ex cond, 65,000 kms, RWC, many extras, near new tyres, 11 mths rego. Looks great. Reg. UOG238. $14,000 ONO. Ph: 0407-444210. FORD FOCUS 2003, 4 dr auto. Excellent first car. VGC, RWC, $6,000 ONO. Reg. SHD190. Ph: 0418998833.

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

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

5662 2553 0438 097 181

Jenny Milkins

Total package valued at $41


ADVERTISE by calling 5662 5555 or emailing or call in to 36 McCartin Street LEONGATHA to pick up your kit when you place your advertisement


FOR SALE 2 years old Very quiet Good condition $1,000

CHEAP GYM EQUIPMENT Smith machine, bench press and incline, decline bench, $500 the lot. Ph: 0407-683076.

Contact Alex Dixon 0409 581 935

HAY for sale, 5’ x 4’ rolls quality pasture hay, 3 years old, outside, $71.50 inc. GST. Ph: 0418-535611.


marriage celebrant PAM HERRALD


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

Affordable cars at drive away prices

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

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

FIREWOOD local hardwood mixture, split, seasoned, pick up or delivered. Bulk loads available, $100 per metre. Ph: 0437-176187.

Friday August 9th

for sale OLD PORT POULTRY FARM delivering 20-weekold laying hens to your area, Saturday August 3, $19 each. Ph: BH 0438832535, AH 5183-2515.

All areas - 5672 3123

Leongatha 5662 4191

in memoriam SMITH - Aileen. 31.7.2003 10 long years ago we said goodbye to you. We miss you so much, every second of every day. Always in our hearts. Your loving family Coog, Gary, Leanne, Janny and Greg, and families. STUBBS - Trevor Grant. 21.2.32 - 31.7.2003 Miss you, 10 years today, love you always. Until we meet again. Love Jenefer.

deaths BULLS for hire or sale. Friesian, Angus, Hereford, Limo or Jersey. All bulls have been semen tested. Hire or sale. Ph: AH 0447331762.

lost SILVER RING, sapphire stone, flat setting, $50 reward. 0400-293407.

deaths HOLM - Alexander John. Passed away at Monash hospital, July 24, 2013. Loved son of the late Cyril and Daphne, brother of Coral and Joyce, brotherin-law of Nevile, Stuart (dec) and Graeme Kershaw and nieces and nephews. Loved husband of Marie (dec) and Wendy, father of Neville (dec), Ann, Stephen, Glenn and fatherin-law of Tuesday and grandchildren. Sadly missed. MACKIE - Daniel Wayne. Tragically taken as a result of accident on July 26, 2013. Aged 29 years. Caring and loving partner of Kerry. Devoted Daddy to Cohen, Kaiden (dec), Makinli and Zalia. You have been my best friend, my soulmate and my life support for the past 12 years. Find that fishing boat you dreamed of and I will be there with you one day to catch the big ones. xxxxx Please see later Herald Sun for funeral details. MACKIE - Daniel Wayne. 19.1.1984 - 26.7.2013 Result of accident. Eldest child and only son of Tracey Byrnes and Paul Mackie. Much loved brother of Chantelle, brother-in-law to Matt, uncle to Tyler, Kayleigh and Coby. God called for an Angel, He chose one of the best. MACKIE - Daniel Wayne. Loved son-in-law of Evelyn and Ken Harris. Respected brother-in-law and fishy mate of Belinda Harris. Gone Fishing! MACKIE - Daniel Wayne. Tragically taken as result of an accident Friday, July 26, aged 29. Loved nephew of Anne and cousin and friend of Justin and Kerrie, Dion and Lindy, Clinton and Jodie and Aaron, and families. Gone but not forgotten. McINNES Dugald Clarence “Clarrie”. Passed away peacefully at Beleura Private Hospital, Mornington on July 21, 2013. Aged 92 years. Loving husband of Hazel for 60 years. In God’s care.


Paul & Margaret Beck proprietors Caring for our Community, personal dignified service to all areas 5662 2717

HAY - local hay, 5x4 round and large squares. Can deliver. 0428-177433.

used vehicles

HAY for sale, 5’x4’ rolls, shedded and under cypress tree. Located at Leongatha. Ph: 0429350450.


Office and Chapel: 24 Anderson Street, Leongatha

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


HAY for sale 5’6” x 5’, good grass hay, Dumbalk North, $110 inc. GST. Ph: 56645426. MOTORBIKE Suzuki RM80 with boots (size 10), helmet and knee pads, $1,500 for all. Phone Josh 0408-812655.

All machinery Bins provided

Bass Coast Metal Recyclers 5672 2946 0417 556 593

Pre-need Funeral Plans available

deaths McKENZIE - Joan Irene. Passed away on July 23, 2013. Darling wife of Jock. Loved mother of Julie and Dirk, and Janet. Nan of Allister and Brie, Stuart and Aimee, Stephanie and Tom. Great Nan of Avary. Now at peace. Remembered forever. McKENZIE - Joan. Memories of our inaugural President, sympathy to all her family. President, committee and members Leongatha & District Netball Association. McKENZIE - Joan. Special memories of our netball days, and a longtime friendship. Pat Kuhne. WHITE - Margaret Ann (Mahdi) (nee Corry). Dearly loved wife of Jim. Mother of Sara and Hilary, mother-in-law of Ray and Robert. Beloved grandmother of Brigid and Eamonn, Miriam, Amelia and Angus. Passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at Alchera House, Korumburra. Generous and loving. Treasured always. The family thanks the doctors and staff at Alchera House for their care, and many friends for their messages of sympathy and support.

Lost chance THE Committee for Gippsland is disappointed the region has been bypassed by the Federal Government’s proposed high speed rail. The reason is the new line would bring economic growth to regional towns with stations and areas near stations. And its members have lodged a submission saying so. The high speed rail network between Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne is expected to cost about $114 billion and the project has reached phase two of a strategic study. It is expected to be paid for largely by government. The proposed route from Sydney to Melbourne is via Mount Kuring-gai to Goulburn and Albury Wodonga. In its submission, the Committee for Gippsland points out a March 2013 report by the Gippsland Local Government Network showed benefits of running the new rail through Gippsland included easing traffic congestion on the Dandenong rail corridor and growth in tourism for East Gippsland. The submission also notes the major contribution Gippsland makes to the Victorian and national economies (including 90 per cent of the state’s energy production and 24 per cent of Australia’s milk output) amounting to around $16.67 billion. “With a growing population of over 2.5 million people a fast train route through Gippsland would complement higher education and employment activity through the south-east corridor, as well as providing economic benefit to the Gippsland region,” the submission continues.

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Pad worth investment FEED and calving pads are a big investment that can lead to even bigger rewards.

Out, about: CSG Free Bass Coast members and supporters joined a regional campaign against coal seam gas at Seaspray on Sunday. A human sign spelling “No Gasfields” was formed by hundreds of Gippsland residents from as far away as Wonthaggi and Bairnsdale, joining locals to make the sign on the beach. Gas could be extracted by Lakes Oil at Seaspray. The Bass Coast demonstrators were, from left: Richard Kentwell, Stella Hitchins, Geoff Ellis, Jessica Harrison, Amando Sartorio, Phillipe Sartorio, and Bass Coast Shire Council deputy mayor Cr Neil Rankine. In Leongatha last Friday night, Morgan Knoefen, a member of the Stop CSG Party, addressed a crowd at the South Gippsland Shire Council chambers. He was speaking place of party Senate candidate Gordon Fraser, and hosted by the CSG Wellington Awareness Group, Friends of the Earth and GetUp.

A Young Dairy Development Program session in Toora next week will see South Gippsland vet Dr Peter DeGaris leading a discussion on the pros and cons of calving cows down on a calving pad and the prevention and treatment of calving related problems. Tim Harrington from Ridley Agriproducts will talk about the importance of transitional feeding and the cow’s diet prior to and directly after calving. YDDP Gippsland co-ordinator Irene Baker said holding the session at Andrew Bacon’s farm would give a first-hand look at how all-weather feeding and calving areas can impact the farm business. “It’s great to be able to have this day at Andrew’s place so we can see what works and what could be improved with the feed and calving pads,” Irene said. “Last year’s wet winter really focused attention on the need for dry areas on the farm, so we will be able to talk about Andrew’s experience and the difference his pads have made.” Irene said having Peter DeGaris and Tim Harrington along for the day should provide invaluable information on better calf and cow management. “Anyone who wants to improve their calving performance should come and listen to and have a chat with Peter and Tim, who are both very knowledgeable people in heir respective fields,” she said. The information session will run from 11am to 2pm on Tuesday, August 6 at 420 Grip Rd, Toora..

A free barbecue lunch will be available, so please RSVP to Irene at or call 5624 3900.

Many benefits: YDDP Gippsland co-ordinator Irene Baker and respected vet Dr Peter DeGaris will lead a discussion on feed and calving pads.

Trade mission for Deputy Premier By Matt Dunn DEPUTY Premier Peter Ryan believes a whirlwind trade mission to Israel could have big benefits for the state. Mr Ryan touched down on July 15 and hit the ground running, with barely a moment’s free time in the five day talkfest. A crammed itinerary saw him meet countless government and trade officials, not to mention Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“It was very busy, with something on from seven in the morning until 10 at night. But it was a very productive trip. There are great opportunities as a state in broadening our trade with Israel,” he told The Star. “Some of those opportunities present for us in country Victoria, and indeed that extends into Gippsland. We were there for a variety of purposes, with a focus on the health sector, regional development and irrigation.” Mr Ryan was far from alone, with about 20 experts from associated fields travelling with him.

“We’ve already had some actual outcomes by way of increased trade opportunities, particularly in the health sector. The other areas are the subject of ongoing work,” he said. Mr Ryan said the Israelis were involved in the development of biotechnology devices used in surgical procedures. “They’re developing technology in the cardiac area, as well as neuroscience. They’re brilliant at the research and the development of these devices,” he said. “We have a number of

companies in Victoria with whom there is a very strong synergy, where we think we can further our investments. But also we think they could come here and invest in Victoria. Some are utterly brilliant.” He also laid a wreath at a monument to the 1997 Maccabiah bridge collapse, a pedestrian bridge over the Yarkon River in Tel Aviv. The collapse of the temporary wooden structure killed four and injured 60 Australian athletes who were visiting Israel to participate in the Maccabiah Games.

Australians honoured: Peter Ryan and Member for Caulfield David Southwick at the Maccabiah bridge collapse memorial in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Smith set for local tour LEONAGATHA’s Stuart Smith is hoping a recent stint in China will give him an edge at the Lakes Oil Tour of Gippsland this week Smith returned home last week from a gruelling twoweek campaign at the Tour of Qinghai Lake as part of the Australian National Team which comprised of seven riders. Smith hopes his time at high altitude will be an advantage come Wednesday when the Gippsland tour kicks off in our region. “I am really looking forward to the Lakes Oil Tour of Gippsland,” Smith said. “I feel like I’ve learned so much and I’m hoping I can be really firing, especially for the Leongatha stage.” Born and raised in Leongatha, the 22 year old will target stage two’s 91 kilometre Leongatha to Yinnar road race.

“I’m pencilling that in as my day to go for a win. The course doesn’t suite me perfectly but no one will know it better than me. “You can’t see very far ahead because it’s a winding road exposed to the wind, but I think my knowledge of the course will play a big advantage.” Smith will be accompanied by his Search2Retain/ Health teammates who currently sit third in the overall NRS teams classification. “It’s hard to say who to watch because we’ve had a bit of a break in the Australian calendar but anyone that’s returned from Qinghai Lake will be in form,” Smith said. Local rider Nick Aitken (Seight Test Team) will also contest the event. The Lakes Oil Tour of Gippsland will start on Phillip Island tomorrow (Wednesday) and hit Leongatha on Thursday.

Raising some dough: the Leongatha Football Netball Club held its fundraising auction night on Saturday night with a packed house. The club expect to have raised around $50,000 on the night. Above (from left) Trevor Brewster, Peter Ferrell, Gary Harris and Mike West share a drink on the night while below (from left) Karen Ginnnane, Shannon Dennison, Melissa Castagna and Carol Brislin have a chat.

On the run: dashing Leongatha Under 14s forward Josh “Shorty” Boler streaks toward goal in his team’s victory over Thorpdale on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Pete Marshman.

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Football stars: winning games on the footy field for Mary MacKillop at the recent Gippsland Independent Schools sports day were (back from left) Paul Hinkley, Kaj Patterson, Dominic Enter, Nicholas Argento, Adam Turner, Curtis Gilmour, Kyle Materia, Kyle Kirk, Jack Ginnane, Ben Ellen, Nicholas Johnstone, Pierre Dunlevie, front, Josh Nagel, Tom O’Halloran, Sam Forrester and Ben Austin while below Tim McAllister, James Clifford, David Cole, Jayden Hohmann and Robert Sexton were holding their own on the soccer.

Sporty students: Kasey Teakle and Sam Clark enjoy learning at Traralgon institution SEDA. The ‘prop’ cricket bat was donated by SportFirst Leongatha.

Sport school success De Hamer’s take first, second

• Venus Bay Angling Club

A recent two and a half day competition was held over the weekend of July 19 to 21. Competing were 15 senior members, one junior member and one visitor. The weather was not exactly kind to anglers for this competition. Wet, windy and cold were on the menu weather wise for the weekend. The Trevally was plentiful as evident from the results and it appears the de Hamer brothers are back with a vengeance. Seniors 1st Michael de Hamer, Trevally 640g 2nd Paul de Hamer, Trevally 540g 3rd Stephen Grech, Trevally 540g Juniors

1st Thomas Grech, Trevally 400g Visitors 1st Andrew Muscat, Trevally 180g Ros Shelly, 2080g In August the club will hold its annual member only fish off against the Hampton Park Taverners Angling Club with bank or beach fishing only. Our next main competition weekend is scheduled for the September 6 weekend. This will be a two and a half day competition which will commence at 12pm on the first day of competition and final weigh in as always will be at Gerald‘s Shed on the final day. For more info about the club, please email mail@ au.

MANY school kids long for the final bell of the day so they can get to football or netball training.

Winner: Michael de Hamer show’s off his comp winning Trevally.

Others supplement their home work time with soccer practice or countless shots at the hoop. Kasey Teakle and Sam Clark are two students that used to love sport and loath school but have been progressing in leaps and bounds with the SEDA program. The two local teenagers are enrolled at Traralgon institution Sport Education and Development Australia and are completing a sports focused version of high school education. Leongatha cricketer Sam said it’s a great program. “It’s a mix between a school and a course sort of thing,” he explained. “And it’s all based around sport which means its hands on a lot more than normal school.” Avid Inverloch netballer Kasey explained the kind of things that are learnt throughout their time at SEDA. “We do event management, sports management, coaching, sports administration, first aid and a lot more,” she said. The school offers students certificates

in sport and recreation and in their final year a diploma of sport (development). Both students enjoy the course and want to continue sporty careers in the future. “I don’t really know what I want to do yet but I certainly want to do something sport related,” Sam said. “This course provides me with great pathways into the sporting field.” Kasey added: “I would like to move on to PE teaching in high schools which this sets me up for well.” SEDA is strongly recommended by the pair as well. “Don’t doubt the travelling though,” Kasey said. “Everyone says to me ‘how do you survive travelling over to Traralgon?’ but you really want to go to school that much that you don’t care.” Sam added: “It really just makes you want to go to school, I am really happy to go to school now.” To find out more come along to the Gippsland region information night Wednesday, July 31 at the Traralgon Recreation Reserve on Whittakers Road, Traralgon at 7pm.

South Gippsland Bridge Club

Top junior: Thomas Grech took out the junior competition with this catch.

Third spot: Stephen Grech with his third placed Trevally.

Meeniyan – Monday evening: 1st Frank Arndt, Faye Rowlands. 2nd Margaret Munro, Ellie McIntyre. 3rd Kathryn Smith, David Baggallay. Tarwin Lower – Tuesday afternoon: 1st Jack Kuiper, Kaye Douglas. 2nd Kathryn Smith, Colin Cameron. 3rd Althea

Drew, John Sullivan. Inverloch – Friday afternoon: 1st Dina Drury, Richard Moss. 2nd Dawn Jolly, Althea Drew. 3rd Jack Kuiper, Jean Barbour. 4th Mavis Parks, Phillip Chapman. 5th Hannah Martin, Margaret Munro.

Korumburra volleyball Round 2 A Grade: Pirates d Giants (3:0) 25:16, 25:11, 25:13. Champions d Golliwogs (2:1) 25:15, 22:25, 18:14. Warriors d Bugs (2:0) 25:21, 26:24, 8:9. B Grade: HELP d Shark Bait (3:0) 25:18, 25:11, 25:17. Chargers d M. G. Holy Cows (3:0) 25:14, 25:19, 25:9. Misfits d Panthers (2:1) 25:10, 18:25, 25:23.

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LDNA tournament a hit LEONGATHA and District Netball Association held its annual junior netball tournament on Sunday in perfect playing conditions.

Proud parrots: 13 and under reserve Leongatha Parrots team included (from left) Ashleigh Gilliam, Chloe Hogg, Brooke Materia, Simone Dekker, Georgia Patterson, Casy Clark, Evie Dekker and Maisy Davidson.

Forty-five teams from regional Gippsland and the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne competed in six junior sections from 11 and under to 17 and under age groups. Eastern Zone Netball Academy 17 and under teams use the tournament for training and game practise without competing in finals, making up the section to seven teams. Casey City team place 1st on the ladder and went on to win over Moe Football Netball Club in the grand final 9-6. The 15 and under section had six competing teams. New Era, a regional team covering Koo Wee Rup to Berwick area, didn’t drop a game during the rounds. New Era

went on to be out-right winners, defeating Waverley City in the grand final 14 to 8. The 15 and under reserve section was a very close competition with draws and counter wins during the rounds. Moe Football Netball Club was leader on the ladder at the end of the draw but had to settle for runner-ups in an impressive final from Cranbourne SW. Cranbourne SW 19 to Moe 5. Local Gippsland regional team Southern Fusion and Meeniyan Dumbalk Football Netball Club both had a taste of the finals in the 13 and under open section semi-finals coming in at third and fourth after the rounds. But it was the equal top of the ladder Waverly city and Traralgon who played off in the grand finale with Waverley city not faltering, winning 11 to 5. Leongatha Parrots made it to the semi finals in the 13 and under reserve section

but went down to Cranbourne SW, who became runner-up in the grand final from Nepean Association in extra time 14 to 13. Nine teams were in the 11 and under section played eight games each for the day. No finals were played as the day is for training, experience and skill development. All players were presented with a certificate and a participating show bag of netball giveaways. Local traders have been very generous with supporting Leongatha Netball Association with raffle prizes. A NAB, Leongatha Heath Food and Network Video goodies pack went to Leonie McGannon while Val Young won the Rural Finance Travel Pack. The Ladies Pack from Flower Power, Nagel Pharmacy, Henrietta’s and LuLu’s was won by Nicole Forrester and the Energetic Apparel Pack was won by Bernadette Henderson of Traralgon.

MDU netballers: Meeniyan Dumbalk United Football Netball Club’s 13 and under side included (from left) Grace Thorson, Irene Thorson, Abby Forrester, Kayla Redpath, Ruby Martin, Jasmin Mackie, Holly McEachern, Elly Jones, Ella Harris. Going hard: one of the LDNA 11 and under team was made up of (back left) Tahlia, Belle, Chole, Ellie, Stacey, Emily, Ashleigh, (front) Lilly and Zoe.

Fusion families: Southern Fusion’s under 13 team (from left) Olivia Peterson, Ellie Holmes, Alex Burke, Taylah Brown, Grace McLean, Hannah Charlton, Nikya Wright and Paris Rogers.

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

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• Wonthaggi Table Tennis

Backing it up Thrilling finals results THE Leongatha Table Tennis Association has been able to do it again. The club has very successfully begun a Spring Comp with strong numbers and a great representation of juniors in both grades. With the first week of play completed the teams are trending to be equally competitive. A close scoring competition is to be expected.

Results FRI

Ready to rumble: one of the LDNA 11 and under teams ready to take the court on Sunday included (from left) Jorja, Jasmine, Ella, Molly, Chelsie, Gemma, Zahli, Alicia and Jessica.

A Grade: Team Can Do Mark Dowling, Dom Murdica, Tanya Milnes 6/23 d Team Wannabes - Bryce Holwerda, Cam Dowling, Jo Taylor 5/18. Team 5 - Phil Munro, Michael Holwerda, John McCarthy 7/24 d Team 2 - Neil Chilver, Kevin Dowling, Jason Comrie, Michaela Campbell 4/19. Team 6 - Geoff McKenzie, Trish Denier, Ian Rasmussen, Kathy Campbell 6/22 d Team 1 - Michael Chang, Mal Cock, Caitlyn Taylor 5/18.

A Reserve: Team 9 - Jan Jonas, Trent Westaway, Joe Howard 7/22 d Team 2 - Martin Stone, Dom Enter, Aiden Holwerda 4/12. Team 3 - Michael Westaway, Shane Derrick, George Batton 7/21 d Team 8 - Mathew Oommen, Tam Evans, Ross Batton 4/18. Team 4 - Michael Bracecamp, Tammy Holwerda, Gary Roughead 7/22 d Team 7 - Michaela Campbell, Robert Calder, Ben Hannon 4/15.

Team 6 - Ian Jonas, Sue Couper, Isobel Derrick 6/19 d Team 5 -Neil Smith, Daniel Tsivoulidis, Jack Couper 5/17. Team 1 - Stuart Campbell, Vincent Monaghan, Tom Stone 3/9 d Team 10 - Frank Hirst, Mathew Yates, Kathy Campbell 0/0.

Ladder/Aggregate Leaders A Grade Team 3 Can Do .........................2 Team 5 ........................................2 Team 6 ........................................2 Team 1 ........................................0 Team 2 ........................................0 Team 4 Wannabes .....................0 Aggregate: Michael C 3, Bryce H 3, Phil M 3. A Reserve Team 1 .......................................2 Team 3 ........................................2 Team 4 ........................................2 Team 6 ........................................2 Team 9 ........................................2 Team 2 ........................................0 Team 5 ........................................0 Team 7 ........................................0 Team 8 ........................................0 Team 10 ......................................0 Aggregate: Martin S 3, Michael W 3, Michael B 3, Ian J 3.

Playing: A Grade Tuesday evenings 7pm, A Reserve 6.30pm open for teams preorganised, otherwise 7pm. And Keenagers (the new Teenagers. Ha! Ha!) Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9am to 12 noon. If you would like to know more, please just drop in on the above days and times and we will be more than happy to assist you.

THE grand final of the A Grade winter competition was expected to be a close one. And it certainly lived up to expectations. Cape Haven (Bruce Harmer, Luke Anstey) played Zaad (Zach Anstey, Andrew Donohue) and were well prepared for a tough match. Andrew went down to a very in form Bruce in the first set and Zach leveled the score in the second set with a hard hitting high standard win over younger brother Luke, which was always going to be a hair-raiser. The all important doubles went to Bruce and Luke which took off some pressure for Cape Haven. Andrew won the next set against Luke bringing the score to two all. With Zach at the top of his game the decider between Bruce and Zach kept everyone on the edge of their seats. Bruce came in with a win and Cape Haven took the match 3-2. Well done to all. A Grade Championship results The A Grade Championships were held re-

cently with some interesting results. The open singles were very competitive with Michael Ede, Dean Snelling, Bruce Harmer and Andrew Donohue making the semis. Andrew’s win over Case deBondt in an earlier round was unexpected but well deserved. Michael and Bruce went on to play the final with Bruce winning in four. The handicap singles is always keenly contested and resulted in a close final win to Steve Anstey over Sebastian Vethanayagam. The doubles event final went out to six games with Dean Snelling and Luke Anstey winning a thriller against Case deBondt and Glenn Bolam. With the winter season now finished the spring competitions (three grades) will be underway soon. Interested players are asked to ring Bruce on 5674 4628. New players or returning players in all grades are welcome. There are still some places for new juniors (814) for coaching on Thursday nights, 6pm to 7pm at the Table Tennis Centre in Korumburra Road. Ring Bruce, or Nancy on 5674 4628.


Kylie’s big comeback KYLIE BUCKLAND was ready to shake hands with opponent Rodney Wyatt and congratulate him on a good match, until she changed tactics and changed the set around. Kylie eventually won her singles match 15-14 after being 14-2 down, a top effort by her. Although her team went down to finals’ aspirants Pound, Maurice Simpson having a good night, and a special mention to Barb Jenkins for not only winning her sets but also helping out

to fill in in another match. The Franc team pulled off a rare win over Euro. Tarryn Hughes having a top night and Jo Parsons winning her first singles match for the year. Perseverance pays off Jo. The Marc side was pushed to the limit by a gallant Dollar team. Chris Holt clearly was the difference between the two teams, and special mention to J.T. Newton for his great singles victory. Finally, Rupee again proved too strong for Shilling. Greg Marshman was sensational for

Shilling winning all his sets, but all the rest of the sets went Rupee’s way. Of interest Joel Langstaff turned the tables from last week’s championships to defeat Nigel Grimes convincingly 15-4. A number of fill-ins were required this week and posed problems for organisers. Please provide some days’ notice if a fill-in is needed, not an hour’s notice. Results: Franc 5-105 d Euro 3/86, Rupee 5/84 d Shilling 3/59, Marc 5/100 d Dollar 4/94, Pound 5/118 d Yen 4/90.

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| SPORT • Leongatha cycling

Martin Memorial tough trip THE Leongatha Cycling Club ran the annual George Martin Memorial handicap race around the NerrenaMardan-Leongatha circuit on Saturday. Weather conditions were perfect for a winter day with plenty of sunshine and minimal wind. This was a marked contrast to the previous Saturday when the rain moved in and temperatures plummeted. The George Martin trophy is run in honour of the club’s first referee and the course selected represents one of the toughest circuits the rider’s race. Usually there is a cold wind blowing over the hilltops at Mardan to challenge the riders. This Saturday they were lucky and this favoured the outmarkers. The race drew a field of 12 starters with limit at 14 minute (Steve Wilson and David Bennett) from the lone scratch rider of Brett Franklin. After a recent series of wins the handicapper set Brett a stiff task chasing four minutes to Peter Hollins and Clem Fries. There was a further three minutes out to the trio of Chris Rowe, Phil Hanley and Kevin Feely. At 11 minutes there was a quartet of

Rod Cheyne, Brad Bouquet, Kerry Pritchard and Will Lumby. By the turn at the Dumbalk end of the hill the field was still tracking in starting order but the 11 minute quartet were going well. The climb up to Mardan saw the limit riders caught and the quartet were still together as a group. This strength in numbers was to prove vital as they were able to hold their reduced time gap in to the finish with just 30 seconds advantage at the end. The run up the Horn Street hill saw several attacks from the bunch including a promising dig from Brad Bouquet. However, at the line it was the young legs of Will Lumby which triumphed in a time of 1.09.02. He was followed home by Brad Bouquet, Rod Cheyne and Kerry Pritchard. Chris Rowe led the next group home just ahead of a big ride from Clem Fries, then Kevin Feely, Phil Hanley, Peter Hollins. Brett Franklin only managing to get a site of the bunch in the last few kilometres finished with fastest Time in 1.01.19. The juniors raced 20km in an out and back run through Nerrena of 20km. The field ran with Matt Winchester (eight minutes), Aaron Fraser (six minutes), Alex Bennett (three minutes), Matt Minogue (one minute) and Austin Timmins on scratch.

The run up the hills to the turn saw Aaron round ahead of Matt Winchester whilst Austin had managed to pick up Alex and Matt Minogue but was being hampered by a loose shoe cleat. The backmarkers looked to be in with a good chance of the win as Aaron had his lead about halved. However, with Austin worried about his shoe cleat Aaron kept on working hard and arrived at the finish with a gap of 1.40 minute to claim the race. Matt Minogue was able to also ride away from Austin to claim second. Austin finished third and fastest in 44.16 minute. They were followed home by Alex Bennett and Matt Winchester. Next weekend the racing is Criteriums at Bena. However, several members are competing in the Lakes Oil Tour of Gippsland starting Wednesday at Rhyll followed by Leongatha on Saturday. Stuart Smith, just back from two weeks racing in China is hoping to have recovered sufficiently to lead the local charge. However, as of Saturday his body was still fatigued and he will need to monitor his body well. Going too deep before a full recovery from the riding at altitude in China would be detrimental to his efforts to race later in the season.

Leaders: junior event winner Aaron Fraser (front) with senior place getters (from left) second Brad Bouquet, first Will Lumby and third Rod Cheyne.

• Women Leongatha v Wonthaggi

Knights prevail over United LEONGATHA started the game on a slow pitch and with a slight breeze at their backs. Playing like they did the week before passing well and putting some good balls forward and it wasn’t long before Leongatha found themselves in front of the Wonthaggi goals. Rachel had the first shot of the game only to hit the post and with Kim following up quickly the Wonthaggi keeper Loretta had to pounce quickly to make the save. Ten minutes into the game Marissa put a nice through ball for Rachel to run onto through the Wonthaggi defence and go one on one again with the keeper but this time putting the ball into the back of the net. Leongatha kept pressing well and were taking control of the game and it was only ten minutes later that a long throw in from Jess to Helena who slipped the ball through the Wonthaggi defence for Rachel to run onto and score her second goal. Yet in another attacking move Sarah was brought down in the 18yrd box resulting in a penalty, captain Cassie strode confidently

• Seniors Leongatha v Wonthaggi

Knights down depleted Wonthaggi THE Leongatha Knights proved too much for a brave Wonthaggi United side at Mary MacKillop on Sunday, running out 4-0 winners to keep its slim playoff hopes alive. Wonthaggi, yet to notch a win this season, was always going to have a tough day against the much improved Knights and from the opening whistle the game was played almost entirely in United’s defensive third. Darren Finnie and Foday Camara lead the Knights from the front in a changed 4-4-2 formation and threatened the Wonthaggi goal early on. With Basile Gachon, Tim Baker, Darcy O’Conner, and Stu McNaughton running the Knights midfield, Wonthaggi found it difficult to get any of the ball. All four might have scored before Camara finally broke the deadlock after a fine pass from Finnie. At the back, Serafino’s Pizza’s Man of the Match Travis Bennet was outstanding and Leongatha back-up ‘keeper Brett Hamm had virtually nothing to do for the entire first half. It was no surprise when Dave Simons finally notched a second for the rampant Knights on his home debut. The second half produced a host of changes for the Knights as they shifted to a more attacking 3-4-3. Andrew “Foster” Angwin, was affectionately named Leongatha “chump of the week” for missing a couple of sitters up front, but he should hold his head high as he was a constant menace in attack and could have bagged a hat-trick on another day. Frenchman Basile Gachon proved more ruthless, netting halfway through the second to put the Knights up 3-0. With the game seemingly won, Leongatha’s mighty backline general Peter Sahranis graciously took a spell in goal to give Hamm a run-out and produced Leongatha’s only meaningful save of the game, turning a Wonthaggi shot just past his lefthand post with a fine finger-tip save. Before time ran out, Darren Finnie added extra gloss to the final score, netting against his former club and securing a fine 4-0 victory for the Knights. With five games remaining, Leongatha remain three points outside the top-four, but if it can perform like it did this weekend, it can be forgiven for dreaming about a shot at the finals.

up and calmly put the ball into the back of the net, ending the first half Leongatha 3 to Wonthaggi 0. This suited Leongatha that took full control of the lacking midfield, but after Helena came off 10 minutes into the second half with an injury, Wonthaggi took advantage of Leongatha’s unsettled moment, and ran through a busy backline with Wonthaggi’s Bridget Haines scoring to boost their spirits. The game ending Leongatha 3 def Wonthaggi 2.

• Leongatha v Wonthaggi Under 13s

United too good LEONGATHA Knights hosted Wonthaggi United in overcast conditions on Sunday. With both teams showing up with lots of players it was an exercise in logistics for coaches making substitutions. With their incredibly similar styles, this first versus third clash promised to be highly entertaining. Wonthaggi caught Leongatha off guard in the first half, finding the gaps in defence and making Leongatha pay for its lapses in concentration. Leongatha had plenty of scoring opportunities but could not get past the United goalie. After scoring only four minutes in, Wonthaggi piled on the goals in the first half to head to the break 4-0 up. Leongatha came out in the second determined not to be goalless for the game. Captain Javier stood up when it counted and scored from a spectacular strike outside of the box. It was the simple things done well that brought Leongatha back into the match. A team goal that started with Jake in defence and was finished by Will in the attacking line showed what Leongatha is capable of. But it was too little too late for Leongatha despite dragging the score back to close. Final score Wonthaggi 6 def Leongatha 4. Leongatha player of the day Hayleigh Bashaw for her best game of the season.

• Leongatha V Wonthaggi Under 19

Knights strike back RYAN Hill ably donned the yellow goalie top this week for the Leongatha Knights as Basile Gachon took to the midfield to rest his injured hand. Though the Knight’s had most of the play early on, it was Wonthaggi’s Matt Foreman who opened the account on the score board. Leongatha had a great opportunity snatched from it when Wonthaggi defender Jason Smith completed a mid air summersault to deflect a certain goal. At the change of ends Wonthaggi led 1 to 0. During the second half the Knights stepped up a notch and increased both speed and skilful intensity. Tom Rykes halted the ball on the centre line and passed it to Darcy O’Connor who delivered it, just in the sweet spot for striker Scott Van Lieshout to smash a goal into the back right corner. Tom Dudley and Dean Petersen ever reliable in the backline were able to keep moving the ball into Leongatha’s forward half. Fergus Warren used a free kick creatively by passing to Darcy O’Connor who headed the ball over keeper Jack Gow’s outstretched hands. Next Basile Gachon scored again for the Knights. In the dying minutes of the match Wonthaggi hit home for its second goal. Leongatha won 3 goals to 2. Leongatha Knights rotated its sixteen players so everyone was able to contribute to the win.

Action: the 11 minute bunch of Rod Cheyne, Kerry Pritchard, Rod Bouquet and Will Lumby head out of Leongatha on Saturday.

• South Coast Stars v Phillip Island

Stars push leaders all the way LEAGUE leaders Phillip Island has been the form team in the competition almost since week one. Hopes of a result against the Breakers for the South Coast Stars looked a forlorn hope in the first 10 minutes when the Islanders turned the Inverloch team inside out and had at least three good chances to wrap the game up early. Phillip Island failed to capitalise on its dominance the Stars first worked themselves into the game and then began to control it. The Stars’ midfield found its passing feet and the trio of O’Farrell, Falzon and Hutchison began to dominate the all important exchanges in the centre of the ground. The Islanders tried to go wide but the Stars’ full backs looked comfortable with James Bremner in particular dominating the Breaker’s dangerous right winger. Tim Gilbert up front was constantly worrying the Island defence and with the Stars controlling the midfield it was only a matter of time before the chances appeared. The pressure was too much for the Island and Gilbert forced his way through the defence before being pulled down for a clear penalty. Andrew Falzon stepped up and capped a fine first half by calmly tucking away the penalty. At half-time it was still 1-0 and Phillip Island would have been the more worried team. Sure enough the Stars began brightly and if they had managed to grab a second goal it would have been a long road back for the Breakers, who were on the ropes. Once again however, the pendulum swung and the Island began to force itself back into contention. A little space began to appear down the wing and from one foray down the touchline the young Island left winger hooked in a very well taken goal. Phillip Island was buoyed by the goal but failed to grasp the initiative and for the first time in the match neither team seemed to have the advantage with chances going either way. With time ticking away, Tim Gilbert once again found himself into a good position after a Stars free kick and converted a great shot into the bottom corner of the Phillip Island goal to send the visitors 2-1 up. The game entered the last 10 minutes with the Stars holding on, they used their get out of jail free card when the Island goal scorer missed a far easier chance skying from five yards out with an

open goal at his mercy. It looked like that could be the Breakers last good chance as the Stars tightened up at the back and a late free kick into the Stars box seemed to have been easily cleared, however much to the surprise of the Stars and Island alike the ref had spotted a push and pointed to the spot. It was the Island’s turn to get out of jail and they duly converted the kick to equalise with just five minutes left on the clock. The Stars were gutted but battled on to make sure they gained a valuable point and the game finished 2-2. It was great performance from the Stars who deserved the point in a game where both sides had moments of domination. They will now face another unbeaten side, Drouin, with greater confidence next week.

Women It was overcast but a mild winter day for the women’s soccer game between the South Coast Stars and Phillip Island at Newhaven on Sunday. The teams were closely matched in skill and speed in the first half despite Phillip Island being at the top of the ladder. The women played strong but fair but no goals were scored in the first half. Phillip Island’s attack was strong in the second half and it finally paid off as its number four managed to cross the ball into the goal from the left corner to put the home side in front with 20 minutes remaining. The South Coast Stars keeper Gabby managed to make a few more brilliant saves to prevent the Island’s attack from scoring again. Hannah Keily, the stars newest recruit put in a stellar effort for her first game and cut out many Island attacking moves. South Coast pushed hard but was unable to secure a goal despite its perseverance and amazing team work. The final score finished 1-0 to The Phillip Island. It was another great performance and despite the loss the Stars should be delighted with great performances against the top two sides in the last two games. Notable players for South Coast included Hannah Keily; Denise king; Naomi McMahon.

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SPORT | GOLF Woorayl


OUR medal this month was sponsored by Leongatha Refrigeration and Daikin, and our medal winner was Alan McEachern, and his net 71 also won B Grade. Jack Howard won A Grade with net 72 and John Hassett won C Grade with net 74. Balls to P. Burgess, A. Hickey, Z. Trease, Dean Dwyer, P. Challis, D. Lim, P. Wallace, G. Challis, G. Johnson and F. Dekker. Nearest the pins went to Brian Hogan and Paul Challis. The ball raffle went to ‘Max Wood syndicate’. Our Thursday stableford competition saw Mick Herrald win with 34 points, with balls going to Alan McEachern and Graham Challis, and Ed Poole taking out the nearest the pin on the 17th. Next week sees a fourball stroke event sponsored by Graeme Salmon and Robert Cook.

THERE were 32 players for the first round of the two man ambrose championships on Saturday, July 27 with trophies by Hopkins Rendering. Leaders after day one: Scratch T. O’Neill, N. Perks 65. Handicap C. Clasby, M. Garnham 62¼. A Grade: M. Garnham (11), C. Clasby (8) 62¼; T. O’Neill, N. Perks 62¾; T. Jones, B. Newton 65; L. Guilfoyle, D. Austin 65. B Grade: B. Pope (14), K. Pope (15) 64¾. Nearest the pin: 1st T. O’Neill, 7th M. Garnham, 10th T. O’Neill, 13th L. Perks. Tuesday’s winner was N. Perks 38 pts, and Thursday’s winner was C. Clements 36 pts. On Sunday, July 28 there were 18 players for the second round of the two man ambrose championships, with trophies by Travis Scott. Overall winners: Scratch T. O’Neill, N. Perks 132. Handicap T. O’Neill, N. Perks 127½. B Grade: M. Wrigley (3), R. Johnson (8) 2¾ = 63¼; T. O’Neill, N. Perks 64¾. Nearest the pin: 1st T. O’Neill, 7th L. Guilfoyle, 10th T. Herbert, 13th T. Jones.

Woorayl ladies THE course is in very good condition for this time of year and the winner of last weeks’ stableford competition has been enjoying her winter golf. Well done to Inge Giliam (33), who won the day with 30 points. Balls down the line went to Fay Maynard and Janet Thompson, who both scored 28 points. Nearest the pin on the 8th and the 17th was Shirley Thomas and on the 11th was Ann Poole. Next week we will join the Meeniyan ladies for our social day together and players are to assemble at Meeniyan at 9am for a 9.30 start, with our Monthly Medal to be played the following week, August 7.

Korumburra ladies LAST Wednesday, 14 women played in heavy conditions underfoot but fine weather overhead to compete in the second round of the Wardle Par event. Recently, the number of girls playing has reduced, with many holidaying away in warmer climates. A Grade (0-22) was won by Lee Clements (11) +1, and the runner up was Norrie Little (17) -3. The winner in B Grade (23-45) was Marg Harper, with the runner up Barb Twite on a countback from Lyn McIvor. Nearest the pins were won by, 1st Lyn McIvor and 13th Marg Young. The encouragement award was hotly contested with many in the running for this first prize. On Saturday, two teams competed in a 3 person Ambrose event, with the course in great playing condition and the weather just perfect. The winners were Lee Clements, Barb Twite and Julie Hislop with 79 gross (13), 66 net. Runners -up (and the only other team), were Marg Harper, Betty Thomson and Chris Rickard. Lee had a nearest the pin on the first green. Next Wednesday, the event will be a modified Ambrose which is intended to be an enjoyable, social game. Please arrive at the clubhouse by 9.15am so that you can be allocated to a team. The venue for our bus trip on August 21 is Melaleuca Links at Inverloch. It’s a 9 hole, Par 3 course and all women members are welcome to attend. Come and play or just have lunch afterwards. Ladies are car-pooling for the short trip and the cost of the day is minimal, with the main course and green fees being covered by our bus trip fund. We need to know numbers attending so please contact Lee to be added to the list. We also have the High Tea on Sunday, August 18 from 2pm till 4 pm, $15 each. There will be delicious treats and music provided by the Korumburra Secondary School Band. Please phone David 56551965 or Betty 56551630 to book your place.


Wonthaggi ladies golf: runner up- Maree Anderson, left, with winner Di Grimmond.

Wonthaggi ladies A SMALL but dedicated group of ladies ventured onto the wet course underfoot but thankfully no more water came from above. Due to the smaller field one section was made and the best score of the day belonged to Di Grimmond with (14) 31 points. Di had a lovely shot into the par 3, 8th to win the day’s Pro Pin with lot of balls and the birdie to boot. The runner up was Maree Anderson (23) 30 who started her round quite “ordinary “( per Maree )- but got her act together and ended up being the next best daily score on a count back from Marg Johnson who also had a birdie on the 8th. As is often the way Maree won the NTP on the 17th who, according to her playing partners, had no idea it ended on the green. The NTP on the 2nd was won by Marg Johnson who withstood the extra pressure of a couple of our wonderful volunteers Kevin Bayley and Norm Burne being very cheeky and vocal! (A big thanks to all our wonderful volunteers - they know who they are - for keeping the wheels turning when our ground staff have been on annual and sick leave) BDL D Grimmond 31, M Anderson 30, M Johnson 30, A Poulton 29, A Longmire 28, M O’Halloran 27 on C/B

ON Saturday we played a stableford event which attracted 77 players. A Grade winner was P. Dell 38 points, B Grade P. Young 39 points, C Grade H. Mackinder 35 points. Balls down the line: R. Hender 38, D. Paproth, F. Loughran, C. Jeeves 37; S. Laing 36, K. Bayley, N. Cook, G. Turner, M. Foster, D. Garry 35; P. Hanley, J. Sartori 34. Nearest the pin: 2nd K. Ridour, 8th P. Davies, 13th K. Bayley, 17th G. Linguey. This Saturday is the August monthly medal and with fine weather predicted we should have a very healthy field of players. Preferred lies through the green will be in play for the next month or so which will help protect the course and allow us all to enjoy some good lies. Well done to Darren Green and Mark Boulton on winning the Gippsland fourball championships which were held at Lang Lang Golf Club last week. A great score of 66. Great golfing and I look forward to seeing you all next week.

Foster Golf AT Foster it was a cool week but the course is playing well. We had preferred lies on the fairway. On Tuesday Greg Dean (12) shot 38 points to edge out Peter Dight (7) on 37 points. NTP was Fred Tyers.

On Thursday John Stone (19) continued his good recent form to have 39 points to record a win. DTL balls were Larry Giddy (18) 36 points, Peter Dight (7) 34 points, and Andrew Brown (19) on 33 points. Andrew also took the NTP. No one ventured out on Friday! On Saturday A Grade was won by Noel Black (6) who had 75 off the stick to record +3. B Grade went to the improving Andrew Naylor (18) with +1. DTL ball winners were Paul Spencer (20) and Jim Freeman (5) both on square, and John Mathers (15) and Lloyd McKenzie (7) both on -1. The NTP’s were won by Noel Black, Tony Vanin, Lloyd McKenzie, John Stone and Chris Foulds. Good to see new member Jimmy Harry (20) in the mix with a handy -3 and unlucky not to get the NTP on the 17th. The encouragement award was shared by Neil Chandler and Kevin Da Silveira both on -11. Ladies - Val Gow (26) was the best score with 28 points and NTP was Pam Witheridge. Teaching golf professional Trevor Hollingsworth will next be at the club to give lessons on Thursday,August 29. You can book a lesson between 10 am and 4.30 pm by putting your name on the booking sheet on the noticeboard in the clubhouse. Greg Dean‘s name was drawn but he was not present to collect the $1050 available, so it’s a draw for $1100 this Friday. You need to be in the clubhouse when the draw is made to be eligible to win. The timing of the draw varies at random – being any time between 6.30pm to 8 pm. Coming events: Thursday August 1 – stableford. Friday, August 2 - chicken run – holes 10 to 18. Friday August 2 members’ draw - $1100 6.30 to 8pm.

Saturday August. 3 – Medal Day – IGA Trophies – 1st Round Tuer Trophy. Tuesday August 6 – stableford. Thursday August 29 – Trevor Hollingsworth visit. The Happy Hooker

Mirboo North THE winner of the stabl-

Leongatha ladies golf winner: Marg Berry proudly displays her Monthly medal (won last week).

Leongatha ladies A LARGE field competed in the fundraiser for the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research last Wednesday, July 24. The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, the oldest in Australia, was established in 1915. It was set up by the widow of Walter Hall, a wealthy transport, livestock and mining pioneer. Their vision was to prevent disease and suffering. Each year the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute provide trophies to all participating

Good to go: John King and Chris Leaver at Leongatha on Thursday.

Leongatha Golf ON Saturday 60 players took part in a Par competition with Barry Stevens successful in A Grade, finishing square and winning on a countback from Russell Williams. Ian Murchie took out B Grade with +2 and Stuart Harry had a very good score of +4 to win in C Grade. The Pro Pin on the 14th was won by Jeremy Westaway and John Gaffney was NTP on the 16th. DTL Balls went down to -3 and were awarded to Shane Wood, Kevin Castwood,

Russell Williams, Ron Paice, Mark Boler, Paul Richardson, Brendan Simon, Alan Cameron, Glenn Marsham, Geoff McDonald, David Forbes, Will Norden, John King, Dylan McMeekin, Eddie Poole, and John Gaffney. Next Saturday is Medal Day and a stroke round will be held to determine the winner. Tuesday’s competition was Stableford with Dave Vorwerg (16) winning with 37 points on a count back from Russell Williams (9). NTP’s were Ian Barlow on the 14th and Geoff McDonald on the 16th.

eford competition played on Thursday, July 25 was Joe Taylor (17) 40 points. Down the line: Tom Traill 39 pts, Peter chapman 36 and Noel Fox 35. On Saturday, July 27 the competition was President’s Trophy 2nd playoff. Day winner A Grade was Simon McInnes (8) 43 points and B Grade was Hank

Zuidema (27) 36 points. Down the line: Ray Matthews, Rob Clark 35 pts; Terry Shandley 34; Jeff Hughes, Richie Robbins 33. 2nd shot nearest the pin 1st hole: Simon McInnes. Nearest the pin: 4th Jeff Hughes, 6th Paul Moore (Lang Lang), 13th no one, 16th Russell Wright ( Lang Lang).

Leongatha ladies’ runners-up: Toni West and Pam Christensen were runners up (winners Anna and Rita de Bondt absent). golf clubs. Winners of the event, with an excellent 41 points, were ‘sister act’ Anna and Rita de Bondt. Runners up were Toni West and Pam Christensen with 39 points. Last weeks’ medal winner Marg Berry, and partner Marianne Leaver, were next in line with 37 points. Also on 37 were new comers to the game, Jan Brownlie and Sue Woods. Barb Fleming and Glenys Day also won a ball down the line with 37 points as

did Julie Howard partnering Shirley Welsford and Coral Gray and Wendy Brown with 36 points on a countback. Nearest to the pin on the 14th was Coral Gray and Helen Mackenzie, back after injury, was a smidge closer than Coral on the 16th. On Saturday, July 27 the winner was Coral Gray +1. Down the line balls: Di Williams -2, Rebecca Wilson -3 on a count back. Nearest the pin: Coral Gray.

Moving on: Peter Hartigan and Kevin Scott moving around the Leongatha Golf Course on Thursday. DTL balls went down to 32 points and were awarded to Joe Lowell, Bruce Hutton, Chris Leaver, Andy Bassett, Keith Finney, Bryan McCorkell, Jon Smith and Ian Barlow. 38 Players took part in a 4BBB Stableford event on Thursday. The Team of Fred Debono (20) and Ian Murchie (14) had a creditable 43 points to win on a countback from Mark Boler (33) and David Barrack (20). Norm Hughes won NTP on the 14th and Neil Gillin was closest on the 16th. The scoring showed a

marked improvement as the course dried after recent rain. You needed 42 points to feature in the DTL Balls which were awarded to Neil McKenzie, David Vorwerg, Andy Bassett, Peter Brownlie, Keith Godridge, Geoff McDonald, Bob Birrell, and Nic Cairns. All players are asked to assist in the up keep of the course by repairing all divots and plug marks, particularly at this time of the year when fairways and greens are a little soft. A little effort by everyone can make a big difference.

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| SPORT Leongatha bowls NOT much to report as the club is in winter recess, however the monthly triples was held on Wednesday, July 24 with 12 teams competing for the spoils. The winner on the day was the Leongatha team of A. Rayson (s), Ray Saunders and Ewan Coulter with four wins plus 25. Runner-up was the Morwell team of M. Gardner (s), N. Michaels and J. Michaels with three wins plus 18. Best last game went to the Mirboo North team of A. Bartlett (s), P. Holmes and Kaz Hughes with plus 15. Sponsors for the day were Larkins Printers of Leongatha, and the club thanks them for their valued support. The next monthly triples will be held on Wednesday, August 28 and the sponsors will be Landmark. This will be the last round of the 2012-2013 season’s monthly triples. Until the next report, good bowling - ‘Jackhigh’.

Buffalo indoor Wednesday, July 24

WE had a quieter night at bowls this week after the SGIBBA tournament and presentation night the night before, when our own Bill Wolswinkel was in the winning team.

Top Having a feed: Owen Kindellan, Bruce Knee, David Knee and Tony Vanin stop for a bite at the Elder’s Jane McGrath Golf Day at Leongatha Golf Club. Above On the green: Jason Fry, Greg Fusinato, Jamie Quinlan and Garry Quinlan at the Elder’s Jane McGrath Golf Day. Right Pretty in pink: Mel Fowles and Zel Svenson at the Elder’s Jane McGrath Golf Day on Friday.

Meeniyan basketball JUNIORS commence on August 2. Friday night’s Section 1 starts at 3.45pm, please come along and register if you are new. All players are asked to wear black or navy blue shorts without pockets. Fees and registration are due within the first three weeks of play. Section 2 teams and times 1. Silver: Dave Cumming. Taite Cumming, Aleesha Hannon, Mitchell McGrath, Hayley Proudlock, Will Hannon, Storm McLean, Ethan Farrell. 2. Aqua: Liam Harrington. Bon McLean, Kit SkinnerTarlo, Nicholas Bongers, Liam Waldron, Shania Stewart, Jarryd Bongers. 3. Red: Darlene Jones. Zara Jones, Sam Bright, Aaron Mowat, Matt Moss, Holly Proudlock, Nicholas Jinette. 4. Navy: Gene Vanderzalm. Lucas Vanderzalm, Ben Mackie, Chelsea Elliott, Conor Salmons, Jen Moss, Cameron Prosser. 5. Blue: Sam Opray / Terry Martin. Niamh Martin, Ethan Tudor, Brody McEwan, Alena Cousins, Luke Boyle, Jamie Findlay. August 2: 1 v 5 - 5pm Hannon / Tudor; 2 v 4 - 5.40pm McLean / Mackie; bye 3. August 9: 5 v 4 - 5pm McEwan / Salmons; 1 v 3 - 5.40pm McGrath / Mowat; bye 2. August 16: 4 v 3 - 5pm Moss / Proudlock; 5 v 2 5.40pm Cousins / Bongers; bye 1.

Section 3 teams and times 1. Maroon: Tim Bright (coach), Jai Bright, Jesse Salmons, Grace Thorson, John Phillips, Rory Hanks, Hanna McEwan. 2. Green: Liam Harrington (coach), Thomas Martin, Hannah Potter, Elly Jones, Aiden Holwerda, Jye Davey, Lachlan Elliott, Amy Tudor. 3. Black: Dave Cumming (coach), Harrison Cumming, Kayla Redpath, Jasmin Mackie, Jake Waldron, Harry Vanderzalm, Alix Veale, Will McDonald. 4. Blue: Ellie Scholte (coach), Grant Cole, Irene Thorson, Bianca Proudlock, Michael Mowat, Mark Beattie, Stu Bright, Beau Davey. August 2: 1 v 2 - 6.20pm Salmons / Holwerda; 3 v 4 7pm Mackie / Thorson. August 9: 2 v 3 - 6.20pm Davey / Waldron; 4 v 1 - 7pm Mowat / Thorson. August 16: 4 v 2 - 6.20pm Proudlock / Tudor; 1 v 3 - 7pm Phillips / Redpath. Section 4 teams and times 1. Green: Tanya Eygenraam (coach), Sam Opray, Lauren Redpath, Paige Eygenraam, Zac Scholte, Tenille Leicester, Sophie Thomas. 2. Blue: Steve Collins (coach), Jordan Bell, Jess Clarke, Abby Bolge, Lisa Clarke, Will Collins, Jaxon Tiziani. 3. Yellow: Doug Hanks (coach), Bryce Holwerda, Eloise Scholte, Harry Stuart, Hannah Thorson, Tristan Hanks. 4. Red: Shane Brewer

(coach), Liam Harrington, Kodi Eygenraam, Rory Harrington, Dekodah Brewer, Charlie McInnes, Hugh Collins. 5. Maroon: Lucas Byrnes (coach), Jayden Hohmann, Breeanna Hohmann, Gen Scholte, Eden Cook, David Cole, Darby Butler-Reid. August 5: 1 v 5 - 5.30pm Opray / Hohmann; 2 v 4 6.15pm Bell / Harrington; bye 3. August 12: 5 v 4 - 5.30pm Scholte / McInnes; 1 v 3 6.15pm Redpath / Holwerda; bye 2. August 19: 4 v 3 - 5.30pm Harrington / Thorson; 5 v 2 6.15pm Cook / Clarke; bye 1.

Inverloch bowls OUR carpet bowlers participated in game of fours with the winners the team of Harry Dunn, Margaret Hyslop, Carol Waters and Rhonda Davies. Then a game of pairs was played with Pat Stoneham ad Joan Clark claiming the victory. The carpet bowls presentation night is August 23 with a three course meal supplied. All welcome to attend. For catering purposes, please add your name to the list on the noticeboard. The Wednesday social bowls continued to attract players during the mild winter weather. The raffle was won by Judy Parker, Ernie Treadwell, Alan Johnstone and Steve Scrase. There was only one team

Good to have Alex and Graeme back for a roll and bowling commenced with four pairs for three games of eight ends using six bowls. Two games were drawn and only one runaway win. Winners were Ian Benson (s) and Toni Heldens (WLW) 13 ends (+11) from Rod McConchie (s) and Glenys Pilkington (DWD) 13 ends (+6). Next Graeme Tobias (s) and Peter Heldens (DWL) 10 ends (-8), then Alex Thompson (s) and Carolyn Benson (LLD) 12 ends (-9). Best 1st game Ian 10-4, 2nd Rod 10-4, 3rd Ian 14-3. Rod reported on the association meeting and names are required for the hospital night on August 6 at Dumbalk. A cuppa and chat ended an enjoyable night of bowling. Social bowls Wednesdays 7.30pm - all welcome.

Good form: Russell Grady, Anne Plowman, Andy Plowman and Tony AllenClay are leading indoor bowlers from Mardan.

Champions: indoor bowls men’s singles champion Vito Serafino, SGIBBA President Charlie Tumino and ladies singles champion Lorraine Wheeler.

Mardan indoor TUESDAY, July 16 saw the finals of the association singles championship played at Dumbalk. Mardan representatives were Jeanette Grady in the ladies and Vito Serafino in the men’s singles. Mardan had mixed success, in the ladies our representative Jeanette played well but missed out by only half a game, winning two and a half games and just losing on the other two games. In the men’s, the old champion came to the fore again being Vito Serafino, winning all his games. Congratulations to Vito for the 2013 association bowls singles championship. On the home front, due to medical procedure and holidaymakers, Mardan social

bowls saw a small gathering of 13 keen bowlers. We played two games of 10 ends. Runners-up were Jeannie Baker, Teresa Bateman and Cliff Smith as skip. Winners with two wins were Dianne Smith, Coral Gray and Vito Serafino as the skip.It was a good night’s bowling. On that note all Mardan bowlers wish a speedy recovery from his hip operation to our treasurer and PR man, Tony AC. See you soon on the green mats Tony. Wednesday, July 24 saw the smallest number of keen bowlers for the season ready to bowl. They played two games of 10 ends. Runners-up were Bert Bright and Cliff Smith. Winners on the night were Russell Grady and Margaret Campbell. Well done to all bowlers.

Dumbalk indoor EIGHT players were in attendance at Dumbalk on July 22. The cold evening being the probable deterent to others or perhaps their attempt to preserve energy for the SGIBBA tournament the following evening. One close game of 12 ends resulted in the team of Dudley Harrison (skip), Kay Cook, Alex Thomson and Ian Dyson being victorious by a margin of one over Frank Peile (skip), Robert Burden, Kevin Robertson and Joy Dyson. claiming two wins in the two bowl triple event. Congratulations to Carol Waters, Steve Scrase and Malcolm Marshall. After an absence of a few weeks due to Mother Nature, it was great to see 24 players attending our Saturday Social Bowls. A game of three bowls pairs was played for a change of pace. Our lucky raffle winners were Ray Paynting (who asked for number 13 as it is his birth date and it proved lucky for him), Les Beaumont, Steve Scrase and Paul Davis. There were three by two game winners with the runners up of Maureen Paynting and Carol Hughes tied with Bryan Hensley and Serena Bonnici (visitor from Elsternwick Park). The overall winner of the day beating these two teams by five shots were Marg Griffin and Cynthia Hensley.

Mardan Gold: (from left) Russel Grady, Ann Plowman, Andy Plowman and Tony Alan-Clay.

Foster Black: Charlie Tyers, Bev Tyers, Lorraine Wheeler and Josie Bohn.


Big month for bowlers JULY has been a very busy month for the SGIBBA Bowlers. Firstly the Pennant grand final being played between Mardan Gold and Foster Black. With Mardan Gold playing an excellent game to become the overall winners on the night. On Sunday, July 14, 112 bowlers played for prizes in the A-Z Kitchen sponsored tournament played at Dumbalk. We had players from all over the district attending, from South Gippsland to Mid Gippsland around the coast to Wonthaggi and even visitors from Frankston. We welcome A-Z Kitchen for their new sponsorship for this event. Gary Tumino offered participants his business cards and had a photo album of his work on display for participants to peruse during the day. An excellent day was had by all.

On the following Tuesday we played the Men’s and Ladies Singles Championships. With a very close contested game among the women, Lorraine Wheeler of Foster was the outright winner, with Toni Heldens of Buffalo a close second. Michelle Douglas of Dumbalk needs to be commended on her third placing; a great achievement for her first time in this event. The men’s matches also came down to the wire, with the two main contenders having to play each other in last game to get a result. The winner on the night was Vito Serafino of Mardan with Paul Holmes of Dumbalk coming in second place. Congratulations to all the club champions for being there on the night. Our next event coming up is our hospital night, Tuesday, August 6, where all the monies we raise on the night are donated to our local hospitals. Hope to see you all there.

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Alberton netball Results - Round 17

No way: you’re not having my ball, says Korumburra Bena netballer Alanna Besley as Tarwin’s Rachel Cameron tries her hardest to snatch it away.

LDNA netball Saturday, July 27 11/Under: St Laurence Gold 16 d Meeniyan & District 2, Mt Eccles Pink 19 d Town Black 1, Mirboo North Purple 23 d Mt Eccles Purple 2, Mt Eccles Aqua 20 d St Laurence Maroon 8, Mirboo North Gold 33 d Town Tangerine 3, Mirboo North White 26 d Mt Eccles White 5. 13/Under: St Laurence

13 d Mt Eccles Aqua 11, Mirboo North Purple 25 d Town Tangerine 17, Town Black 15 d Mt Eccles Purple 6, Mirboo North Gold 41 d Mt Eccles Pink 4. 15/Under: Town Black 25 drew Town Tangerine 25, St Laurence Blue 20 drew St Laurence Gold 20, Mt Eccles White 21 drew Mt Eccles Navy 21. C Grade: Meeniyan & Dist Yellow 40 d Town Tangerine 28, Meeniyan & Dist Blue 44 d Mirboo North Purple 23, Mirboo North Gold 44 d St Laurence 14.

B Grade: Town Black 46 d Town Green 32, Mt Eccles Navy 46 d Mt Eccles White 28. A Grade: Town 70 d Mt Eccles Navy 28, St Laurence 60 d Mt Eccles White 27.

Ladders 13/U Mirboo North Gold ...319.23 Town Black ................174.16 Mirboo Nth Purple....152.05 St Laurence ................120.62 Meeniyan & Dist .........107.33 Mt Eccles Aqua .............60.98 Mt Eccles Purple ...........61.33 Town Tangerine.............54.30 Mt Eccles Pink ..............43.30 15/U Mirboo North ............200.00

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Town Black ................129.03 St Laurence Blue .......121.05 Mt Eccles Navy .......... 106.25 Mt Eccles White ............90.50 Town Tangerine.............73.13 St Laurence Gold ..........52.82 C Grade Meen & Dist Blue ......187.79 Meen & Dist Yellow...134.65 Mirboo Nth Gold .......134.20 Mirboo Nth Purple....106.01 Town Tangerine.............75.07 St Laurence ...................58.87 Town Black ...................60.17 B Grade Town Black ................165.35 Town Green..................98.93 Mt Eccles White ..........69.02 Mt Eccles Navy ............79.58 A Grade Town ...........................169.12 St Laurence ................141.99 Mt Eccles White ..........69.65 Mt Eccles Navy ............60.52

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• Parrots netball

50 goal win to Parrots A Grade: Leongatha 74 def Warragul 24 Awards: Nicola Marriott (Henriettas) and Meg Rosser (Evans) Auction: Nicola Marriott Well done girls on a great win. Everyone kept the intensity up for all four quarters which resulted in a very convincing win. Enjoy the week off and be ready for a tough game in two weeks time.

Tough competition: Wonthaggi Power’s Brogan Tiziani under pressure from Leongatha Parrot Simone Dekker at the LDNA junior tournament on Sunday. Full report on page 58.

Gippsland netball Results - Round 15 A Grade: Sale 44 d Bairnsdale 25. B Grade: Bairnsdale 58 d Sale 45. C Grade: Bairnsdale 41 d Sale 34. 17 & Under: Leon-

gatha 56 d Warragul 16, Sale 57 d Bairnsdale 33. 15 & Under: Leongatha 34 d Warragul 31, Sale 53 d Bairnsdale 26. 13 & Under: Leongatha 16 d Warragul 5, Sale 27 d Bairnsdale 16.

B Grade: Leongatha 69 def Warragul 27 Awards: Zoe Altmann (Influence Clothing) and Jaclyn Smith (Paradise Pizza) Auction: Courtney Lever A strong start by the girls with everyone eager to play. The intensity dropped in the next few quarters but was quickly lifted with some good positive team work. Well done, great game! Get ready for a big game after the week off. C Grade: Leongatha 51 def Warragul 20 Awards: Tegan Renden (Voyage Fitness) and Ruth Crawford (LC Excessorise) Auction: Tegan Renden Well done girls! A good win that was much needed. Great intercepting, great shooting, great attacking, great defending!

Under 17s: Leongatha 56 def Warragul 16 Awards: Ashlee Van Rooy (Baker’s Delight), Anna McCracken (Evans) and Sarah McCahon (Nagels) The girls started strongly and continued their winning strength all the way through. In the last quarter we alternated their positions and gave them opportunities in different positions which they enjoyed. A convincing win in the end. Under 15s: Leongatha 34 def Warragul 31 Awards: Georgia Riseley (Nagels), Koby Dennison (RSL) and Codie Davidson (Baker’s Delight) After a slow start, great to see the whole team step it up a gear in the third quarter to come out with a win. Under 13s: Leongatha 16 def Warragul 5 Awards: Nikya Wright (RSL), Caysie Clark (Baker’s Delight) and Georgia Pattison (Evan’s) The girls came away with a nice win with all the girls following instructions and doing everything they learnt on Thursday. Thanks for being a great bunch of girls to coach. We look forward to seeing you all improve and grow as netballers.

July 27 A Grade: Stony Creek 58 d DWWWW 16, Foster 59 d Toora 23, MDU 51 d Yarram 32, Dalyston 101 d Kilcunda-Bass 10, Korumburra-Bena 75 d Tarwin 20, Inverloch-Kongwak 37 d Phillip Island 36. B Grade: Foster 68 d Toora 9, Dalyston 82 d Kilcunda-Bass 20, Korumburra-Bena 35 d Tarwin 30, Phillip Island 47 d Inverloch-Kongwak 30, DWWWW 60 d Stony Creek 32, MDU 76 d Yarram 42. C Grade: Foster 32 d Toora 29, Korumburra 37 d Tarwin 9, InverlochKongwak 37 d Phillip Island 33, DWWWW 34 d Stony Creek 31, MDU 33 d Yarram 20. 17 & Under: Foster 33 d Toora 24, Dalyston won by forfeit KilcundaBass, Korumburra-Bena 43 drew Tarwin 43, Inverloch-Kongwak 27 d Phillip Island 23, Stony Creek 57 d DWWWW 16, MDU 28 d Yarram 10. 15 & Under: Foster 42 d Toora 11, Kilcunda-Bass 29 d Dalyston 20, Korumburra-Bena 43 d Tarwin 2, Phillip Island 40 d Inver-

LDNA umpires August 3 11am: Tino Nyamunduri, Emily Chadwick, Jessica Foreman, Kaili Pritchett, Madie Wight, Chelsea Hofman, Millie Hannon, Madie Wright, Maria Evison, Julie Grant,

loch-Kongwak 21, Stony Creek 27 d DWWWW 14, Yarram 41 d MDU 28. 13 & Under: Foster 46 d Toora 4, Dalyston 68 d Kilcunda-Bass 3, Korumburra-Bena 36 d Tarwin 3, Inverloch-Kongwak 24 d Phillip Island 13, DWWWW 19 d Stony Creek 14, MDU 37 d Yarram 5.

Ladders A Grade Dalyston .....................292.96 Kor-Bena ....................329.77 Fish Creek ..................213.03 Inv-Kongwak ............. 114.49 Foster..........................150.54 Phillip Island..............150.00 Stony Creek.................146.77 MDU ...........................103.46 Yarram ...........................63.35 Tarwin ...........................54.39 Toora .............................46.58 DWWWW.....................37.78 Kil-Bass......................... 21.11 B Grade Kor-Bena ....................210.94 Foster..........................221.06 Dalyston .....................166.20 Phillip Island..............143.26 DWWWW..................134.66 MDU ...........................123.20 Fish Creek ...................127.71 Tarwin ...........................99.51 Stony Creek...................82.14 Inv-Kongwak ................64.04 Yarram ...........................47.97 Toora .............................43.61 Kil-Bass.........................33.58 C Grade Kor-Bena ....................270.59 Inv-Kongwak .............152.04 Dalyston .....................151.76 Stony Creek ...............130.91 Fish Creek ..................125.58

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Anita Gourlay. 12 noon: Sophie Clarke, Erin Baudinette, Janice Hill, Nikki Stockdale, Gemma Pruin, Di Brew, Janice Sing, Elly Egan, Laura Croatto, Karen Clarke, Nadine Smith, Mellissa Beardsworth, Lauren Baudinette, Narelle Hanily. 1pm: Heather Beilby, Anna Patterson, Barb Challis, Janice Hill, Sue

Phillip Island..............124.80 Toora .............................94.12 Tarwin ...........................96.48 Foster.............................86.21 MDU .............................70.24 DWWWW..................... 60.11 Yarram ...........................37.72 Kil-Bass.........................24.80 17 & Under Dalyston .....................170.27 Stony Creek ...............214.15 Inv-Kongwak .............141.96 Kor-Bena ....................157.74 Fish Creek ..................154.03 Foster.......................... 119.05 Tarwin .........................100.97 Phillip Island .................91.39 MDU .............................67.95 DWWWW.....................76.95 Yarram ...........................60.00 Toora .............................42.93 Kil-Bass.........................37.16 15 & Under Fish Creek ..................244.63 Kor-Bena ....................208.70 Phillip Island..............207.50 Yarram .......................183.33 Dalyston .....................140.73 Inv-Kongwak .............147.20 Kil-Bass.......................141.50 Foster........................... 119.76 MDU ...........................100.00 Stony Creek...................41.99 Toora .............................29.03 DWWWW.....................25.29 Tarwin ...........................18.22 13 & Under Dalyston .....................409.23 Inv-Kongwak .............285.71 Kor-Bena ....................346.15 MDU ...........................238.36 Foster..........................262.91 Fish Creek ..................219.53 Phillip Island ...............213.37 DWWWW.....................59.94 Yarram ...........................43.90 Toora .............................27.45 Kil-Bass.........................26.47 Stony Creek...................26.04 Tarwin ...........................22.97

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Ritchie, Janice Sing, Phil Smith, Lori McKenzie, Julie Grant, Angelique Dunlevie. 2.15pm: Brittany Tennyenhuis, Robyn Kenny, Jamie Gourlay, Anita Gourlay, Heather Beilby, Kerri Bentvelzen, Tracey Miles, Emma Smith. Any enquiries phone Julie Grant 0407 076 425.

Too tall: Leongatha’s Meg Rosser uses her height advantage to take a rebound on Saturday. Photo by Mark Drury.

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| SPORT OTHER MATCHES SENIORS Yinnar 23.11.149 d Yallourn-Yall Nth 2.8.20 Trafalgar 16.15.111 d Yarragon 6.4.40 Newborough 27.14.176 d Morwell East 6.1.37 RESERVES Yinnar 25.11.161 d Yallourn-Yall Nth 1.0.6 Trafalgar 19.13.127 d Yarragon 0.4.4 Newborough 32.17.209 d Morwell East 0.0.0 THIRDS Yinnar 11.16.82 d Yallourn-Yall Nth 8.4.52 Yarragon 25.17.167 d Trafalgar 1.1.7 Newborough 30.20.200 d Morwell East 2.0.12 FOURTHS Yinnar 11.13.79 d Yallourn-Yall Nth 4.2.26 Yarragon 10.16.76 d Trafalgar 0.2.2 Newborough d Morwell East by forfeit

Tigers winning again By Rover TOP team, Mirboo North returned to the winner’s list when it demolished Thorpdale by 143 points in soul warming winter sunshine at Tigerland on Saturday. Mirboo North also retained the annual Bright/ St Ellen Memorial Shield for most wins in the 20 footy and netball matches played between the clubs in 2013.

Both teams wore black armbands Mirboo North in support of senior footballers, Allister and Stuart Keel, who recently lost their grandmother and Thorpdale, in memory of Vito Castello. The Tigers’ self belief, authority and trust in each other, returned with a vengeance, after successive losses to Yinnar and Boolarra had set them back on their heels. Five times club best and fairest ruckman, Don Webb, played his first game of the year and

although a little rusty, scored a goal and showed he will be a valuable addition in the Tigers’ line up. Mirboo North’s defence operated like a well oiled machine, with Stuart Keel, Dwayne Gunn, Drew Gardener and Kris Berchtold combining well to clear the Sherrin out of the back 50. As a result, Thorpdale was restricted to two goals for the match – the first from Corey Celima in the opening term and the other by Mark Kelly in the final quarter. In a magnificent display of quality goal shooting, champion full forward, Tim Traill, kicked 15 majors for the mighty Tigers to take him to 80 goals for the season. Thorpdale employed an unsuccessful rotation policy on Traill, that saw a series of opponents running around in circles trying to restrict the big Tiger’s effectiveness. First cab off the rank was rugged Irishman, Craig Finch, whose combination of Gaelic footy and Aussie Rules defensive ploys, kept Traill on

SENIORS Mirboo North 25.11.161 Thorpdale 2.6.18

THIRDS Thorpdale 12.8.80 d Mirboo North 4.6.30

Mirboo North goals: T. Traill 15, S. Peters 2, J. Robertson 2, D. Pinneri 2, J. Taylor 1, D. Webb 1, D. Taylor 1, J. Brooks 1. Best: T. Traill, J. Robertson, D. Turner, S. Peters, A. Bence, S. Keel. Thorpdale goals: C. Celima 1, M. Kelly 1. Best: B. Carboni, C. Celima, H. Foat, T. Small, C. Cairns, T. Lappin.

Thorpdale goals: S. Pickering 4, S. Earle 2, J. O’Sullivan 2, T. Davy 1, R. Nelson 1, B. Young 1, J. Smith 1. Best: S. Pickering, C. Haider, B. Young, M. Bone, J. McMillan, S. Earle. Mirboo North goals: S. Pratt 2, J. Redmond 1, L. Smit 1. Best: G. Mihai, L. Smit, J. Redmond, J. Salinger, B. Bradshaw, S. Pratt.

RESERVES Mirboo North 19.18.132 d Thorpdale 2.2.14

A momentary pause: Tigers’ gun Jack Robertson takes a few moments before deciding what to do next. The hard running ball magnet was amongst Mirboo North’s best, slotting two goals.

his toes, but failed to stop his flow of goals. The Tigers went on a rampage in the second quarter, booting nine unanswered goals, seven of which came from Traill’s deadly boot. Struggling in all positions, Thorpdale was unable to fence Mirboo North in and its back line had more holes in it than a slice of Swiss cheese. With pressure mounting on its midfield and defence, Thorpdale needed combatants with the versatility of a Sebago potato, but not enough came forward. As a consequence, only a low percentage of the Dales’ tackles stuck and multiple unmanned Tigers played care free, open range footy, where they ran in waves and linked up beautifully. Whenever the Tigers were occasionally cornered, they remained unflustered and used slick handball to get out of trouble, not into it. Superb short, mid and long distance deliveries from Joe Brooks, Jack Robertson, Jed Alexander

Mirboo North goals: B. Van Heurck 5, B. Palmer 3, D. Banks 3, P. Aveling 2, J. Grande 1, J. Garde 1, S. Lawson 1, M. Wightman 1, J. O’Keefe 1, M. Jones 1. Best: M. Taylor, B. Palmer, B. Van Heurck, D. Banks, L. Palmer, J. Blair. Thorpdale goals: D. Atkinson 1, M. Atkinson 1. Best: A. Archipow, D. Brennan, B. Hammond, J. Atkinson, R. Gibson, V. Hill.

FOURTHS Mirboo North 5.7.37 d Thorpdale 2.3.15 Mirboo North goals: T. McAllister 2, P. Hinkley 2, J. Richards 1. Best: A. Miller, T. Reiske, P. Hinkley, T. Bolton, T. Taylor, J. Moro. Thorpdale goals: D. Chapman 1, T. Pickering 1. Best: T. Pickering, M. Powell, B. Lewis, C. Linn, D. Moran, D. Chapman.

and Shane Peters in this period, allowed Traill to honour their passes with safe as houses marking on perfectly timed leads. Mirboo North’s trio of running left footers, Damien Turner, Anthony Bence and Peters were simply brilliant and along with Robertson and Daniel and Josh Taylor, were key contributors in the Tigers’ 83 point half time lead. After taking a good hard look at itself during the main break, Thorpdale increased its intensity during the third term and restricted the Tigers to four goals. Ben Carboni, Harley Foat, Thomas Small and Chris Cairns put their noses to the grindstone to prevent the big hole the Dales had dug for themselves, getting too much deeper. Mirboo North ruthlessly regained its momentum with a seven goal final term, where it seemed the whole team was getting easy kicks. Bence thrilled the crowd with his mercurial skills that included mark of the day when he majestically rose skywards on Andrew Slevison’s shoulders, to safely secure the Sherrin in his outstretched fingers.

SENIORS Boolarra 11.10.76 d Hill End 8.14.62 Boolarra goals: J. Giardina 3, S. Cooper 2, K. Towt 2, T. Salerno 1, D. Mayman 1, J. Holmes 1, C. Blackberry 1. Best: J. Emery, D. Metcalf, T. Salerno, T. Dowe, J. Elson, D. Mayman. Hill End goals: R. Horton 2, M. Moseley 2, D. King 1, K. Mutke 1, K. Ayton 1, N. Perkins 1. Best: S. Batten, M. Parker, P. Town, R. Horton, K. Ayton, A. Uliando.

RESERVES Boolarra 12.8.80 d Hill End 7.7.49 Boolarra goals: J. Reid 4, R. Fox 1, K. Foley 1, J. Vuillermin 1, T. Beamish 1, S. Colbert 1, D. O’Neill 1, C. Sykes 1, J. Kelly 1.

Mid Gippsland League SENIORS LADDER Mirboo North ........ 234.90 Newborough ......... 192.69 Yinnar ................... 156.50 Trafalgar ............... 149.23 Boolarra ................ 137.74 Hill End .................. 102.14 Morwell East ............ 63.51 Thorpdale ................ 56.78 Yarragon .................. 44.18 Yall-Yall North .......... 51.79

52 52 48 48 44 32 16 16 16 4

RESERVES LADDER Newborough ......... 310.64 Yinnar ................... 464.02 Trafalgar ............... 193.81 Mirboo North ........ 170.55 Boolarra ................ 133.46 Hill End .................... 97.18 Morwell East ............ 50.89 Thorpdale ................ 45.84 Yall-Yall North .......... 31.47 Yarragon .................. 29.37

64 52 44 44 36 28 20 16 8 8

THIRDS LADDER Yarragon ............... 704.08 Thorpdale ............. 250.31 Yinnar ................... 227.60 Newborough ......... 226.51 Trafalgar ................. 89.36 Mirboo North.......... 121.43 Boolarra ................... 68.19 Yall-Yall North .......... 60.61 Morwell East ............ 21.27 Hill End .................... 15.91

60 56 52 44 28 24 24 20 8 4

FOURTHS LADDER Yinnar ................... 856.20 Yarragon ............... 522.82 Newborough ......... 159.29 Mirboo North ........ 170.22 Yall-Yall North....... 109.13 Thorpdale ................ 80.62 Hill End .................... 20.26 Morwell East ............ 20.48 Trafalgar ................... 18.16

64 56 52 44 32 32 16 12 12

Best: J. Wilson, C. Sykes, J. Reid, S. Richards, T. Beamish, G. Smith. Hill End goals: P. Willis 2, T. Oakley 2, A. Cochrane 1, S. Griffin 1, J. Fairfull 1. Best: J. Fairfull, A. Cochrane, M. Bridgman, S. Griffin, M. Mutke, P. Willis.

THIRDS Boolarra 12.17.89 d Hill End 11.6.72 Boolarra goals: P. Thomas 3, A. Salerno 3, J. Dudek 3, C. Noy 1, D. Cooper 1, J. Battersby 1. Best: P. Thomas, D. Brick, C. Noy, L. Lewis, A. Salerno. Hill End goals: I. Ketchen 5, D. Thomas 5, B. Noy 1. Best: I. Ketchen, B. Noy, D. Thomas, M. O’Toole, J. Cassar, J. Hammond.

Island spreads its wings PHILLIP Island kept its top two chances alive with a clinical 79 point win over Inverloch-Kongwak. Rob Linford led the Island players through his 150 banner and a fired up Bulldog outfit got to work. The Island didn’t have everything go its way from the outset, Wade McConnon bagged a goal in the first minute of play but Inverloch struck back straight away at the two minute mark and the game was looking like it was going to be a good old fashioned shoot out. Kyle Salama was next to score for the Island as they started to take control of the game. Inverloch’s defence

was under intense pressure from the Island’s midfield and forwards but to I-K’s credit it stopped most of the Island’s advances for the quarter. It wasn’t until the 21 minute mark before the Island could manage their third goal of the game through Mitch Price. This had PI with a 14 point lead into the first break. The Island started to take full control of the match early in the second. Jaymie Youle slotted a great goal from the ‘Hinkley pocket’ in the second minute of play and this was closely followed by Scott Riordan and Shane Murdoch with a goal each. Inverloch hit back with a goal of its own at the seven minute mark to still

keep them in touch of the Island. With James Taylor out of the side, the Island needed some of the younger brigade to slot into his place. Marcus Wright was the man for the job, he was involved in most centre movements for the Island and was the main man using his leg to great effect by banging the ball into the forward 50. Wade McConnon kicked his second goal for the match at the 10 minute mark of the quarter and this is where the goals ended for both sides and the Island took a 33 point lead into the long break. It was Inverloch that opened the scoring in the third quarter after just two minutes The Island then kicked

into gear and Wade McConnon picked up where he left off bagging the Island’s first for the quarter after five minutes. Price kicked his second for the match five minutes later and from there the Island went on a point kicking spree. They were now dominating play but just couldn’t get the job done in front of the big sticks. Inverloch scored the next goal at the 25 minute mark of the quarter and as the quarter looked to be over the Island rushed the ball forward and Price marked and kicked a goal after the siren to stretch the Island lead out to 45 points. The Island cleaned up its accuracy during the last quarter.

Price kicked his fourth within the first minute of play and this was followed up by Cal McConnon with his first, Cal was also attempting mark of the year every time the ball went close to him. Darcy Johnston finished off some great play with a goal from the ‘Hinkley pocket’ to see the Island running away with things. Mitch Price was using his athleticism to great effect jumping and clunking everything that came his way. Damian Hinkley and Price finished off the scoring for the Island as they ran out 79 point victors. The Island remains third on the ladder and next week take on ninth placed Tarwin at Cowes.

SENIORS Phillip Island 16.18.114 Inverloch-Kongwak 5.5.35

Inverloch-Kongwak Best: T. Whelan, C. Allum, C. Buxton, R. Bertuleit, T. Blackney, A. Dowie

Phillip Island Goals: M. Price 5, W. McConnon 3, C. McConnon 2, D. Johnston 1, J. Youle 1, S. Riordan 1, S. Murdoch 1, K. Salama 1, D. Hinkley 1 Inverloch-Kongwak Goals: B. Soumilas 3, T. Cannon 1, C. Casey 1 Phillip Island Best: M. Wright, J. Youle, M. Price, C. McConnon, D. Hinkley, T. Oke Inverloch-Kongwak Best: M. Billows, C. Terlich, T. Cannon, P. McCall, T. Thornby, S. Buxton

THIRDS Phillip Island 18.15.123 Inverloch-Kongwak 2.6.18 Leading Goalkickers: A. Edwards 4, J. Black 4 (P) Phillip Island Best: J. Taylor, R. Marshall, A. Edwards, B. Redmond, C. Wood, F. Meade Inverloch-Kongwak Best: M. Burton, S. Hayes, N. Anderson, J. Truman, M. MacKay, N. Hakansson

RESERVERS Phillip Island 32.22.214 Inverloch-Kongwak 2.0.12

Leading Goalkicker: Z. Jankowicz 4 (P) Phillip Island Best: B. Anderson, L. Arnold, A. Duyker, Z. Jankowicz, T. Lloyd, J. Virtue Inverloch-Kongwak Best: J. Teakle, L. Scott, O. Toussaint, A. Toussaint, J. Hutchinson, D. Piasente

Leading Goalkicker: K. Taylor 10 (P) Phillip Island Best: T. Cole, J. Turner, J. Robinson, B. Richardson, J. Nicolaci, C. McPhillips

FOURTHS Phillip Island 8.8.56 Inverloch-Kongwak 5.5.35

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Grand final preview? THE match between the top two sides in the Alberton Football League had everything befitting a contest between the current leaders in the competition. Could this be the two sides which match up on grand final day? Maybe Phillip Island, Korumburra Bena, Yarram and Fish Creek will have something to prove in the coming weeks. In any case the match lived up to every bit of its hype which resulted in a

thrilling one point win to the Kilcunda Bass Panthers. Dalyston had led for a lot of the contest but it was Kilcunda Bass which scored a goal to hit the lead with a couple of minutes to go. Despite having play down its end in the dying seconds, Dalyston couldn’t convert resulting in the narrowest win for the Panthers. The Panthers’ Leigh Harrison was the right man to slot the late goal to get Killy Bass over the line. The Bass ground was in great knick for the game which saw Kilcunda Bass

score the first five goals of the contest. However, looking down the barrel, Dalyston had its purple patch and kicked six straight to trail 6.1 to 6.3 at quarter time. Dalyston dominated the second term and led 11.3 to Killy’s 8.4 at the main change. With Brad Fisher getting his hands on the ball at centre half forward, his eight goals for the match were brilliant. So dangerous was Fisher that the Panthers moved their ruckman onto him in the second half. Dalyston was really looking the goods in the

third term with players like James Ross and coach Paul “Skeeta” Brosnan having a real impact in the middle. With the benefit of having Killy’s main ruckman out of the middle Rogan Jennings continued to do the job in the ruck. Dalyston got out to a five goal lead and was looking to run away with it. But Killy Bass’s Bronson Interlandi, who went onto the ball in the second half, had a massive impact, continually pushing the ball the Panther’s way and turning the game around. But this game ebbed and flowed all day and it

was the Panthers turn to shine as they piled on the goals to trail 14.7 to 15.4 at three quarter time. In a real arm wrestle with no quarter given, it was Kilcunda Bass which survived with only three goals kicked in the pressure last quarter. Other players to mention for Dalyston were Michael Kraska with five goals and Dean Wylie in a sound game off the half back flank. Jarred Attenborough led the way for Killy Bass along with Asa Leausa, Wells, Arnold, and Karl Bergles with five goals.

SENIORS Kilcunda Bass 16.8.104 Dalyston 16.7.103

THIRDS Dalyston 12.6.78 Kilcunda Bass 9.7.61

Kilcunda Bass Goals: K. Bergles 5, D. Wells 3, J. Dakin 2, B. Arnold 1, L. Harrison 1, T. Smith 1, J. Wells 1, R. Gilliatte 1, J. Evans 1 Dalyston Goals: B. Fisher 8, M. Kraska 5, P. Brosnan 1, B. Carew 1, M. Magill 1 Kilcunda Bass Best: K. Asa Leausa, J. Attenborough, D. Wells, B. Interlandi, B. Arnold, K. Bergles Dalyston Best: J. Ross, B. Fisher, R. Jennings, P. Brosnan, D. Wylie, J. Brooker

Leading Goalkickers: C. Hill 3, J. Kilgour 3 (D) Dalyston Best: L. West, J. Legione, J. McPhee, J. Ray-Angarane, M. McCoy, H. Wright Kilcunda Bass Best: T. Bone, P. Babington, B. Egeberg, S. Hammond, T. Thatcher, K. Condick

RESERVERS Dalyston 18.17.125 Kilcunda Bass 2.3.15 Leading Goalkicker: not submitted Dalyston Best: not submitted Kilcunda Bass Best: B. Anthony, C. Wells, S. Johnstone, N. Milton, S. Jerger, J. Joyce

FOURTHS Dalyston 11.13.79 Kilcunda Bass 0.2.2 Leading Goalkicker: F. Brosnan 6 (D) Dalyston Best: C. McCoy, R. Scapin, T. Beaton, M. Marotta, F. Brosnan, S. Speed Kilcunda Bass Best: T. Burgess, J. Bastwrous, B. Andersen, S. Casey, Z. Hill, R. Cousins

Goalfest at racecourse STONY Creek had a fantastic 37 goal haul against the Allies on Saturday. Big marks and straight kicking was the style that gave the Maroons their 239 point win over their counterparts.

From the outset it was a quick moving game with Stony Creek feeding their forwards clean and direct passes which allowed them to convert truly. Eleven first quarter goals set the tone for the match while the Allies managed their single goal

and two behinds in the first. They were then kept scoreless for the rest of the match. Brenton Byrnes and Luke McMillan were dominating in the forward line grabbing everything that came their way. Goal after goal went

Stony Creek’s way and before half time the margin was out to over 100. Sam Marriott and Jack Hughes were great around the ground while Robert Eddy was showing his AFL like form playing well in the midfield then slotting goals when moved

Up and away: Stony Creek star forward Brenten Byrnes soars above John Pintus, Matt Gordon and Dan Vardy to take one of his magnificent marks on Saturday. Photo courtesy Gerard

up forward. Eddy ended the day with seven to his name. The margin ticked over to 200 points early in the final quarter and it was clear that the Maroons would not let up despite their already outrageous lead. Stony Creek stalwart Bill Pratt said that the lineup made a difference this week. “This is probably the best side we have had in for the year,” he said. “It is unfortunate for the Allies but ten years ago they did the same to us so there was no feeling sorry for them what so ever.” Stony Creek are hop-

ing to perform an upset against Dalyston with their impressive form while the

Allies are left to lick their wounds and face the Bulldogs at home this week.

SENIORS Stony Creek 37.25.247 DWWWW 1.2.8

THIRDS Stony Creek 16.24.120 DWWWW 0.0.0

Stony Creek Goals: B. Byrnes 9, L. McMillan 7, R. Eddy 7, L. Bowman 5, J. Byrnes 4, D. Zuidema 2, R. Harmes 2, L. Harrington 1 DWWWW Goals: J. Pintus 1 Stony Creek Best: R. Eddy, L. Bowman, B. Byrnes, K. Van Der Pluym, J. Hughes, S. Marriott DWWWW Best: M. Gordon, S. Thomas, J. Poland, J. Pintus, R. Benis, D. Hooper

RESERVERS DWWWW 9.8.62 Stony Creek 6.4.40 Leading Goalkicker: B. Park 3 (S) DWWWW Best: G. Riley, J. Henderson, A. Garland, S. Buckley, C. Dalrymple, T. Hunter Stony Creek Best: B. Park, S. Cope, J. Stuart, A. Verboon, W. Thorson, G. Pate

Leading Goalkicker: T. Sinclair 8 (S) Stony Creek Best: E. Taylor, T. Sinclair, J. Zuidema, T. Stone, D. Enter, W. Stewart DWWWW Best: S. Vening, R. Benis, K. Hanning, J. Vening, A. Moore, W. Kilgower

FOURTHS Stony Creek 11.14.80 DWWWW 0.0.0 Leading Goalkicker: B. Thomson 4 (S) Stony Creek Best: H. Watson, B. Thomson, B. Jones, K. Wilson, A. Wright, J. Cameron DWWWW Best: L. Sketcher, H. Hoppner, J. Vening, K. Hanning, B. Johnston

Off target: Lucas McMillan manages to cling to the ball despite a furious punch from Ben Coffee. Photo courtesy Gerard

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Yarram trounce MDU YARRAM welcomed old rival MDU on Saturday for what could be their last ever battle of the Demons. Yarram kicked to the May Pavilion end in the opening quarter. Corbin Sutherland was proving dangerous up forward as he found Lynch and McDonald for easy goals. Coulthard and Underwood were in everything from the first bounce. At the first break Yarram held a handy 21 point lead. MDU opened the second quarter with two goals to Kennedy but it was big Rash who stole the show with three big marks resulting in three goals for the home side. Sutherland chipped in for a goal as well for Yarram. In defence Davis, Moore, Davis, Anderson and Sutherland were resolute for the east end Demons while MDU’s Tohiariki and Trotman were struggling to have an influence. At the main break Yarram had a commanding 42 point lead. A seven goal avalanche to three broke the spirit of MDU in the third. At the final change Yarram led by 68 points. A solid charge home by Yarram left MDU scratching their heads on what went wrong. Rash finished the day with five goals for Yarram while teammate Clavarino in a best a field perfomance chipped in with four.

Malt, Kidellan, Finlay and Kennedy battled hard for MDU all day This week Yarram take on Toora at Toora and with injured players returning hope to hit the finals at full strength. MDU travel to Fish Creek to take on the red and white army at Terrill Park.


SENIORS Yarram 21.17 (143) M.D.U. 6.5 (41) Yarram Goals: D. Rash 5, D. Clavarino 4, C. Sutherland 3, R. Coulthard 2, B. Lynch 1, S. Grazotis 1, J. Field 1, B. Davis 1, G. Underwood 1, J. McDonald 1, L. Jenkins 1 M.D.U. Goals: J. Kennedy 3, C. Ampt 1, T. Tohiariki 1, T. Trotman 1 Yarram Best: D. Clavarino, J. Moore, R. Coulthard, K. Sutherland, G. Underwood, J. Field M.D.U. Best: C. Ampt, L. Findlay, T. McDermott, J. Kennedy, P. Kindellan, M. Smith

RESERVERS M.D.U. 13.6.84 Yarram 7.8.50 Leading Goalkickers: K. Sinclair 5, N. Eddy 5 (M) M.D.U. Best: M. Winderlich, C. Ricardo, B. Thomas, N. Eddy, N. Pye, M. Olden

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

Yarram Best: M. Earles, B. McLeod, A. Holt, B. Chapman, T. Holt, M. Smallwood

THIRDS M.D.U. 27.20.182 Yarram 0.4.4 Leading Goalkicker: J. McMillan 8 (M) M.D.U. Best: S. Wilson, J. McMillan, J. Forrester, D. Campbell, N. Moore, B. Thomas (Jnr) Yarram Best: L. Rodaughan, T. Woolford, J. McDonald, T. Holt, D. Chaiphon, J. Mitchell

FOURTHS Yarram 3.4.22 M.D.U. 0.6.6 Leading Goalkickers: J. Liversidge 1, J. McDonald 1, H. Smith 1 (Y) Yarram Best: J. Liversidge, B. Wilson, L. Bentley, W. McDonald, J. Treller, K. Price Handley M.D.U. Best: not submitted

Mark: Yarram’s Lukas Jenkins takes a strong mark on the run in his teams dominate performance over MDU on Saturday.

Bulldogs maul Tarwin IT was a very one sided affair at Korumburra on Saturday.

Tough tappers: Korumburra big man Mark Bradley and Tarwin opponent Simon McRae do battle on Saturday.

The Tarwin Sharks were taught a lesson by Korumburra-Bena and a 162 point thrashing resulted. From the outset it was all the way of the Bulldogs. The home side were dominating the football in all contests and feeding their forwards plenty of the ball. Braithwaite and ruckman Bradley were looking good from the outset and after a one sided quarter the Bulldogs lead by 28. Some first quarter resolve came through a single goal for the Tarwin outfit. The second quarter reflected the first. If anything Korumburra-Bena was looking stronger. At the main break the lead had stretched to 71 points – already seemingly out of the Sharks’ reach. The dominance continued in the third. The Chalmers boys were working hard for Tarwin while Travis Cameron was getting into all of the contests but to no resolve. The Sharks were kept scoreless in the third while Korumburra-Bena took its lead to triple figures and beyond. It was a goal frenzy final quarter with the Bulldogs slotting through eight and Tarwin nailing two of their own. Michael Cooke was a standout forward for the Dogs

claiming seven goals for the match while team mate Chris Urie was not far behind with five. All up 14 Bulldogs managed to kick at least one goal to help their team to victory. The Bulldogs travel to take on the Allies this week while Tarwin head over the bridge to Cowes for another Bulldog match.

SENIORS Korumburra-Bena 18.28.186 Tarwin 0.4.24 Korumburra-Bena Goals: M. Cooke 7, C. Urie 5, C. Redl 4, M. Bradley 2, R. Staples , A. Zuidema , R. Mullens , M. Edwards , M. Urie , C. Paterson , B. Anthony , J. Smith , J. Hopkins , T. Morrow Tarwin Goals: T. Cameron , J. Chalmers , T. Lomax , S. McRae Korumburra-Bena Best: J. Neagle, S. Braithwaite, M. Bradley, M. Cooke, B. Anthony, R. Staples Tarwin Best: Best Players: B. Chalmers, N. McRae, T. Cameron, J. O’’Sullivan, J. Chalmers, B. Taber

RESERVERS Korumburra-Bena 18.15.123 Tarwin 1.3.9 Leading Goalkicker: J. Fowles 5 (K) Korumburra-Bena Best: N. Cant, J. Kyle, T. Sorrell, P. Kyle, J. Fowles,

Foster hold off Magpies FOOTY DRAWS THIS WEEKEND ALBERTON Round 18 - August 3 Dalyston v Stony Creek Toora v Yarram Fish Creek v MDU Phillip Island v Tarwin DWWWW v Kor-Bena I-K v Foster Kil-Bass - bye

A CLEAR sunny day at Foster with little or no wind and a ground in good condition had Foster and Toora ready to have a go at it. Both teams were coming off honourable losses the previous week and a good battle was expected between traditional rivals. Toora were first on the board with a goal to Harris from the boundary, Foster was quick to reply with one to Galle. This set the pattern for the quarter with the teams swapping goals, Foster probably being a little better around the ground, but a couple of points that should

MID GIPPSLAND Round 17 - August 3 Yallourn-Yall Nth v Mirboo Nth Boolarra v Thorpdale Yarragon v Yinnar Morwell East v Trafalgar Hill End v Newborough

GIPPSLAND Round 15 - August 3 (Split Round) Maffra v Traralgon Drouin v Morwell

ELLINBANK Round 17 - August 3 Poowong v Longwarry Bunyip v Neerim Nm Sth Warragul Ind v Buln Buln Catani v Nilma-Darnum Garfield v Lang Lang Nar Nar Goon v Nyora Ellinbank - bye Sunday August 4 Koo Wee Rup v Cora Lynn

SENIORS Foster 18.16.124 Toora & District 10.5.65 Foster Goals: D. Granger 4, B. Rooney 3, E. Staley 3, J. Williams 2, N. Grylls 1, L. Galle 1, S. Hawking 1, J. Stevenson 1, J. Toner 1, S. Chaseling 1 Toora Goals: B. Osborne 3, P. Ellis 2, M. Harris 1, M. Haddad 1, P. Grant 1, T. Kirwan 1, J. Bloink 1 Foster Best: B. Angwin, B. Rooney, D. Granger, M. Howell, S. Chaseling, J. Stevenson Toora Best: B. Osborne, M. Harris, J. Bloink, L. Dyson, L. Toner, C. Hanratty

RESERVERS Foster 13.22.100 Toora & District 1.1.7 Leading Goalkicker: D. Smith 4 (F) Foster Best: B. Weston, J. Lowe, L. Cripps, S. Jeffery, N. Clarke, D. Kemp

Toora Best: N. Nicholls, H. Hanratty, B. Doran, L. Whittle, C. Fowler, M. Stone

THIRDS Foster 17.8.110 Toora & District 3.4.22 Leading Goalkicker: T. Hamilton 8 (F) Foster Best: T. Hamilton, R. Campisi, S. Allott, J. Coffey, M. Green, M. Jones Toora Best: L. Chatfield, B. East, K. Holmes, J. Mason, S. Argento, B. Willder

FOURTHS Foster 18.13.121 Toora & District 1.6.12 Leading Goalkicker: T. VanDyke 5 (F) Foster Best: T. VanDyke, W. Chester, J. Cripps, B. Smith, B. Green, L. Wake Toora Best: T. Koolen, C. Walker, K. Morgan, J. Cripps, L. Hateley, C. Edwards

have been goals saw the score at quarter time only three points in the Tiger’s favour. Hawking, Grainger and Stevenson were prominent early for Foster whereas Bloink, Harris and Dyson were best for Toora. Foster edged a bit further ahead in the second quarter after a free to Toora’s Kirwan saw them first to score again but better use of the ball and a more effective forward line saw them kick the next three goals to be 17 points up at half time. In an attempt to get more firepower up forward Toora shifted Osborne to full forward after half time and this was immediately successful as he goaled in the first few minutes. They were seldom able, however, to get the ball past the half forward line, the Foster defence with Angwin and Van Dyke being clear winners on the day. Foster took control of the game in this quarter adding five goals to two to make the scores at three quarter time 37 points the home side’s way. Toora scored the first goal of the last quarter and then the teams swapped goals until with only a few moments to go Foster were 15 goals and Toora 10 but three late quarter goals to Foster saw them run out easy winners. Foster would have to be content with a workmanlike performance and they will travel to Inverloch next Saturday with some expectations. On the other hand, Toora would be disappointed with their effort and they will have their hands full against Yarram at Toora in a game that may be the last between these teams if Yarram moves to the North Gippsland league next season.

N. Paterson Tarwin Best: P. Western, M. Carter, T. Giroud, S. Blencowe, P. McRae, J. Ellen

THIRDS Korumburra-Bena 26.7.163 Tarwin 4.2.26 Leadin Goalkicker: not submitted Korumburra-Bena Best: not submitted Tarwin Best: K. Robinson, J. Carmody, J. Moore, L. Anderson, B. Ellen, C. Brown

FOURTHS Korumburra-Bena 17.14.116 Tarwin 0.0.0 Leading Goalkicker: D. Crook 7 (K) Korumburra-Bena Best: C. Martin, H. Suckling, C. Trewin, J. Macri, J. Ellams, B. Walker Tarwin Best: N. Johnstone, D. Garnham, C. Preston, B. Ellen, I. Kennedy, J. Newton



Won Power .. 12 1 0 445.78 Corner Inlet . 11 3 0 348.90 Inv-K’wak.... 11 3 0 201.73 Dalyston ..... 8 5 0 237.87 L’gatha Jnr .. 6 7 0 70.46 Phillip Is..... 3 11 0 31.71 Kor-Bena .......2 11 0 15.95 Kil-Bass.........1 12 0 42.47 GOALKICKERS K. Reid (Inv-K’wak) ............ (1) M. Dyball (Won Power) ...... (0) L. Gheller (Dalyston) .......... (0) B. Thorson (Foster) ............ (1) T. Scarce (Won Power) ...... (0) J. Stockdale (Leon Jnr) ...... (0) H. Hilberto (Dalyston) ........ (0) X. Duursma (Foster) .......... (2) S. Flanders (Foster)............ (2) B. Veenendaal (Dalyston) ... (0) Z. Crow (Kil-Bass) .............. (0)


48 44 44 32 24 12 8 4 30 26 22 21 21 19 15 14 14 13 13


56 52 50 46 44 40 28 24 24 20 8 4 0

GOALKICKERS K. Bergles (Kil-Bass) .......... (5) B. Fisher (Dalyston) ........... (8) M. Kraska (Dalyston) ......... (5) C. Sutherland (Yarram) ...... (3) J. Wells (Kil-Bass).............. (1) M. Cooke (Kor-Bena) ......... (7) B. Lynch (Yarram) .............. (1) M. Price (Phillip Is) ............ (5) L. McMillan (Stony Ck) ...... (7) C. Urie (Kor-Bena) .............. (5)

93 70 69 61 55 42 42 41 34 34


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



589.97 542.20 419.18 145.34 128.67 93.33 89.43 99.78 62.49 56.61 33.29 31.36 14.68

56 56 56 36 36 36 32 28 24 16 12 8 0

GOALKICKERS J. Fowles (Kor-Bena) .......... (5) K. Taylor (Phillip Is).......... (10) R. Birnie (Dalyston)............ (0) D. Pruysers (Dalyston) ....... (0) J. Kyle (Kor-Bena) .............. (2) M. Dickason (Kil-Bass) ...... (0) J. Parsons (Kil-Bass) ......... (0) N. Osler (Kil-Bass) ............. (0) S. McIntyre (Phillip Is) ....... (2) S. Ambler (Phillip Is).......... (1)

58 57 48 39 32 29 26 23 23 22


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



430.34 303.20 246.82 293.35 282.88 160.22 128.47 64.66 32.33 50.19 45.29 30.59 9.36

60 48 48 44 44 36 34 22 20 16 16 4 4

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

79 59 42 39 35 32 30 30 29 28




48 48 40 40 24 12 8 0

60 52 52 48 40 36 28 28 20 16 8 8 0

29 25 18 14 13 13 13 13 12 11 11 11

GOALKICKERS J. Black (Phillip Is) ............. (2) D. Crook (Kor-Bena)........... (7) X. Hughes (Inv-K’wak) ....... (0) M. Marotta (Dalyston) ........ (2) B. Rogers (Fish Ck) ............ (0) O. Toussaint (Inv-K’wak) .... (1) D. Brosnan (Dalyston)........ (0) C. Mckenzie (Inv-K)............ (0) J. Macri (Kor-Bena) ............ (5) F. Brosnan (Dalyston) ......... (6) J. Ellams (Kor-Bena) .......... (3)

83 59 54 39 34 33 33 31 26 26 36



Kor-Bena .... 15 0 0 1523.33 Inv-K’wak.... 13 3 0 635.21 Dalyston ..... 12 2 0 622.67 Phillip Is..... 12 3 0 372.49 Fish Creek... 10 5 0 159.71 Yarram ....... 9 6 0 129.68 MDU..............7 8 0 80.00 Stony Creek...7 8 0 65.35 Foster ............5 10 0 43.81 Kil-Bass.........4 12 0 51.78 Tarwin ...........2 13 0 23.86 DWWWW ......2 14 0 15.92 Toora & Dist... 0 14 0 3.95

UNDER 11 Inv-K’wak.... 12 2 0 511.69 Phillip Is..... 12 2 0 418.01 Corner Inlet .. 10 4 0 294.44 Won Power .. 10 4 0 239.71 Kor-Bena .... 6 8 0 52.31 Dalyston ..... 3 11 0 15.60 L’gatha Jnr ....2 11 0 24.59 Kil-Bass.........0 13 0 12.48 GOALKICKERS Z. Reid (Inv-K’wak) ............ (0) N. Anderson (Won Pwr) ..... (3) K. Dorling (Foster) ............. (1) B. Wingfield (Won Pwr) ..... (0) N. Buckland (Foster) .......... (1) P. Ryan (Phillip Is).............. (0) K. Benson (Inv-K’wak) ....... (0) L. Dayson (Phillip Is) ......... (0) K. Robinson (Phillip Is) ...... (0) M. McCaughan (Inv-K’wak).. (0) R. Angwin (Foster) ............. (9) O. Marks (Phillip Is) ........... (0)


208.97 206.09 178.98 168.18 180.51 148.69 102.46 128.91 53.18 79.57 51.18 38.60 21.33


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Free-flowing Parrots down Gulls

Sale ........14 1 0 209.22 56 Morwell ...11 3 0 164.05 44 Traralgon ... 9 5 0 156.35 36 Maffra....... 9 5 0 144.13 36 Wonthaggi .. 9 6 0 143.12 36 Leongatha ....7 8 0 93.96 28 Bairnsdale ....7 8 0 83.02 28 Warragul ......5 10 0 69.44 20 Drouin ..........1 13 0 48.57 4 Moe..............1 14 0 40.65 4 GOALKICKERS D. Sheen (Maffra) ................(-) 81 M. Davis (Sale) ................... (4) 60 C. Maskell (Leongatha) ....... (6) 55 K. Fraser (Sale) ................... (5) 49 J. Gibbs (Bairnsdale)............(-) 36 D. Bedggood (Maffra) ..........(-) 35 J. Hall (Traralgon) ................(-) 30 D. MacDonald (Morwell) ......(-) 29 M. Johnston (Morwell) ........(-) 29 D. O’Connor (Wonthaggi).... (1) 27

LEONGATHA has had its best winning streak for the season with Saturday’s win over Warragul its fourth victory in a row. The Parrots hosted the Gulls in the battle of the birds and Leongatha was keen to make amends after getting a fair touchup in its only other meeting this season. The match was special for the Leongatha players who had decided to organise a special fundraiser for Cancer Research and the “A Call to Arms” campaign. Much of the inspiration came from having one of its own players Dwayne Holt diagnosed with leukaemia early this season. Players wore yellow shorts and armbands on match day and Holt was given the honour of tossing the coin before the match. He joined players in the rooms for a drink and a chat after the win. Holt was a regular player in Leongatha’s senior side and



Wonthaggi..12 2 0 202.46 Warragul ...11 3 0 156.46 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 8 0 115.79 Drouin ...........2 10 0 30.41 Moe...............1 13 0 20.60 GOALKICKERS


48 44 36 24 24 24 20 8 4

R. Tack (Wonthaggi) ........... (4) 51 B. Monahan (Warragul)....... (4) 48 J. Freeman (Sale) ................ (0) 32 S. Ferguson (Sale) .............. (0) 25 J. Langshaw (Maffra) ...........(-) 20 M. Davies (Leongatha) .........(-) 17 R. Todd (Wonthaggi) ........... (3) 17 A. Dugan (Traralgon)............(-) 17 B. McDonald (Morwell) ........(-) 16 N. Scurrah (Morwell) ...........(-) 15




Sale ........13 2 0 212.48 52 Traralgon ..12 2 0 366.06 48 Wonthaggi..11 4 0 179.54 44 Bairnsdale..10 5 0 195.55 40 Drouin ...... 8 6 0 106.84 32 Leongatha ....5 10 0 83.10 20 Warragul ......5 10 0 60.71 20 Maffra ..........4 10 0 84.25 16 Morwell ........3 11 0 57.60 12 Moe..............2 13 0 14.99 8 GOALKICKERS C. Nickels (Traralgon)...........(-) 65 J. Zahra (Wonthaggi) .......... (0) 30 B. McCarrey (Bairnsdale) .... (1) 27 E. Johnson (Sale) .................(-) 26 J. Murphy (Sale) ................. (0) 25 B. Darby-Lock (Morwell) ......(-) 23 J. McIntosh (Sale)............... (1) 23 J. Vucenovic (Traralgon) ......(-) 19 A. Ferreira-Neto (Won) ........ (0) 19 A. Haymes (Drouin) .............(-) 18 L. Buck (Bairnsdale) ............ (1) 18


Traralgon ..14 Sale ........13 Moe ........11 Warragul ... 9 Bairnsdale.. 8 Maffra....... 8 Leongatha ....6 Drouin ..........2 Morwell ........2 Wonthaggi....0


0 2 4 6 7 6 9 12 12 15

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0



431.66 590.82 228.38 113.88 140.94 94.84 64.17 37.25 26.60 12.28

56 52 44 36 32 32 24 8 8 0

GOALKICKERS B. Scott (Sale) ................... (8) 102 L. Robinson (Bairnsdale) .. (0) 32 T. Morrow (Moe) ............... (1) 31 J. Orlicki (Warragul) .......... (0) 28 K. Renooy (Maffra) ........... (0) 27 J. Appleyard (Moe) ........... (5) 26 L. Di Ciero (Traralgon)........(-) 26 L. Wright (Leongatha) ....... (6) 25 J. Jans (Sale) .................... (4) 24 K. Stamers (Traralgon) .......(-) 23 J. McMahon (Trararalgon)..(-) 23

SENIORS Leongatha 19.7.121 d Warragul 11.10.76

UNDER 18s Leongatha 11.8.74 d Warragul 7.16.58

Leongatha Goals: N. Nagel 6, C. Maskell 6, A. Hillberg 3, B. Davidson 1, M. Willcocks 1, D. Westaway 1, P. McGrath 1. Best: C. Maskell, P. McGrath, P. Contin, N. Nagel, D. Westaway, M. Willcocks. Warragul Goals: A. MacGibbon 2, M. Nobelius 2, R. Buttner 2, L. Thompson 2, T. Higgins 1, M. Collison 1, C. Rowe 1. Best: M. Collison, J. Helliwell, C. Rowe, J. Davidson, B. Bowman.

Leongatha Goals: D. Betts 5, A. Taranto 2, F. Kelly 1, B. MeadAmeri 1, M. Olden 1, N. Tuckett 1. Best: M. Dennison, D. Betts, F. Kelly, A. Trotto, J. Burge, N. Tuckett. Warragul Goals: J. Orlicki 2, J. Lane 2, T. Hughes 1, T. Kelly 1, C. Bertacco 1. Best: J. Lane, M. Weadley, S. ReidHoey, N. McCarty, C. Minichiello, J. Harlow.

RESERVES Warragul 10.7.67 d Leongatha 7.2.44

Tough grab: Parrot Marc Truscio grabs a one handed tackle against his Warragul opponent. Photo by Mark Drury.

Warragul Goals: B. Monahan 4, B. Nott 2, D. Hendrikse 1, L. Waters 1, C. Minichiello 1, C. Black 1. Best: B. Nott, J. Welsh, M. Nankervis, N. Kaljouw, L. McNeil, S. McIntosh. Leongatha Goals: J. Kilsby 2, N. Phelan 1, J. O’Loughlin 1, T. Goss 1, M. Grylls 1, J. Hickey 1. Best: S. Vagg, R. O’Loughlin, J. O’Loughlin, J. Kilsby, D. Burge, G. Fleming.

UNDER 16s Leongatha 10.6.66 d Warragul 3.4.22 Leongatha Goals: L. Wright 6, J. Ginnane 2, M. Olden 1, T. Sauvarin 1. Best: K. Patterson, D. Tuckett, L. Wright, L. Riseley, M. Trotto, M. Olden. Warragul Goals: N. Mulqueen 1, H. McKay 1, B. McKay 1. Best: R. Ford, B. McKay, N. Mulqueen, J. Hughes, S. Neville, B. Visser.

one of the league’s leading goalkickers. Holt has completed his chemotherapy and signs are positive. In excess of $2,000 was believed to have been raised on Saturday with thanks to supporters and players from both teams and other donations. In the match proper the ‘Gatha was warned Warragul would come out physical again, a tactic that had worked earlier this season. But Leongatha withstood the bumps and just played good, solid football. But it was Warragul first out of the blocks with the first two goals before Leongatha responded. Leongatha hit back with its two big guns in Maskell and Hillberg really making a target for the Greens. At quarter time it was Leongatha 6.1 to Warragul’s 4.2.26. The Gulls matched it with Leongatha in term two and in fact edged closer on the scoreboard. The game was entertaining to watch with plenty of fast flowing footy and great marks from both sides in the ideal conditions. At half time it was Leongatha 9.1 to Warragul’s 8.6. The Parrots made a switch which worked superbly in the second half. They placed Stu Kilsby into the ruck and put Matt Willcocks into the forward line; a masterstroke by the coaching team. Kilsby took over in the ruck and Warragul couldn’t handle the four talls in Leongatha’s forward line. Maskell ended with six goals, Hillberg three and Nagel was also coming into the game. Willcocks also proving to be a handful. At three quarter time it was the Parrots 14.4 to the Gulls 10.7. The ‘Gatha didn’t stop there. The backline under the control of Zac Vernon, Pat Contin and Chris Verboon was also holding their lines perfectly. Pat McGrath was having a blinder in the midfield while Dylan Westaway returned from injury with a top game. With Nick Nagel bagging a number of goals in the last quarter Leongatha went right away with the game, another impressive performance. With the chances unlikely of a final’s showing Leongatha now journey to Morwell, after this Saturday’s week off, with a point to prove against the second placed team on the ladder. After that the Parrots have Moe and then Traralgon to round out the season.

Power shock Moe

WITH four close losses over the past month Wonthaggi came to Moe hungry for a win.

The importance of a win had grown significantly with a series of injuries depleting numbers across the club’s senior levels and threatened to derail a promising season. The game began well for Moe, full of spirit and endeavour, perhaps thinking it was in with a chance against a wounded opposition. But it wasn’t to last as Wonthaggi was on a mission. Chris Wylie who has taken up the challenge in the ruck was up against seasoned performer Ben Morrow and they were having a great battle. It was the smaller Power on-ballers who were getting first use of the ball, Leigh Warnett, Andrew Murray, Joel Liddle and Aloysio Ferriera-Neto all prominent. Up forward Don O’Connor and Troy Harley were presenting well and keen to get a winning score on the board. Wonthaggi was in control but again having trouble with its accuracy around goal. Moe’s Leigh Sheehan, Chris McIntosh, Jamie Ferguson and James Blaser

were busy for the Lions but to little avail. Moe was already playing negative footy with a full ground press in an effort to slow the scoring. The Power was forced to play wide instead of the more effective direct entry into their forward zone. Harley goaled but Wonthaggi already had a long string of minor scores. Lucas white goaled and Warnett followed with another soon after. The defence of Wonthaggi, notably the tightest in the league, was standing up to the pressure and was a spring-board into attack. Moe continued its spirited tackling in the second quarter and were rewarded for it. The umpires were giving a sound display. Jacob Wood was good around the packs for Moe and Davis Crook was solid in defence, prepared to back his judgement under pressure. An onslaught was predictable. Harley ran into an open goal for Wonthaggi and Ferriera-Neto extended their lead with a great snap. Jack Blair was very solid down back and giving the side the run it was looking for. Wonthaggi was applying pressure all over the ground and taking the game completely out of Moe’s reach. Ever reliable Michael Kelly kicked a long goal and O’Connor and White

followed up strong marks with further goals. Adam Zanella playing well in his first senior game of the season marked strongly and goaled to add to Moe’s woes and to give the visitors a huge lead at half time. The second half began with two quick goals to Travis Krause and Jack Blair. Moe’s first goal of the day came at the 10 minute mark of the third quarter through Darren Cook and the crowd responded warmly. White who was having a good day out for Wonthaggi helped himself to three more goals for the quarter. Wonthaggi was using the ball better and its handball in particular was excel-

lent, creating many opportunities. A late goal to Moe’s Anthony Gould was good reward for his positive attack all day up forward. The final quarter was a more even contest as the Lions fought out the game playing for pride and respect. Jacob Wood struck a purple patch for Moe taking the mark of the match and finishing with a goal. The crowd again showed it’s appreciation and this lifted the side. Wood popped up again with two more goals and Morrow and Blaser chipped in with a goal each to give Moe some respectability at least on the score-board.

White continued with his goal kicking feat notching up two more majors to finish with 8 for the game. Ferriera-Neto and Lid-

Leongatha Junior footy CGJFL ladders UNDER 10 W L D

Leongatha .....13 0 0 Trafalgar.......12 1 0 Yinnar..........10 3 0 Hill & Rovers..9 4 0 Moe Blues.....8 4 1 Mirboo North ..6 7 0 Moe Maroons...5 7 1 New Blues .......5 8 0 New Reds........4 9 2 Youth Club ......4 9 0 Mor Tigers ......1 12 0 Yallourn Nth ....0 13 0


626.25 517.28 308.26 181.71 204.67 75.27 92.70 69.88 52.45 25.68 23.50 7.79

UNDER 18s Moe 7.13.55 d Wonthaggi 7.5.47

Wonthaggi Goals: L. White 8, A. Ferreira-Neto 4, T. Harley 2, M. Kelly 1, J. Liddle 1, L. Warnett 1, A. Zanella 1, D. O’Connor 1, T. Krause 1, J. Blair 1. Best: A. Zanella, A. Ferreira-Neto, J. Blair, L. White, J. Liddle, A. Murray. Moe Goals: J. Wood 3, A. Gould 1, J. Blaser 1, B. Morrow 1, D. Cook 1. Best: L. Sheehan, J. Wood, C. McIntosh, J. Blaser, J. Ferguson, B. Morrow.

Moe Goals: D. Grech 2, R. Farmer 1, N. Ellul 1, T. Brown 1, C. Rieniets 1, J. Hecker 1. Best: C. Rieniets, D. Grech, B. Collings, T. Brown, S. Curtis, J. Hecker. Wonthaggi Goals: J. Thomas 3, C. Gilmour 2, J. Fletcher 1, J. Membrey 1. Best: L. O’Connor, P. Dunlevie, T. Landells, J. Membrey, M. Combridge, J. Fletcher.

RESERVES Wonthaggi 18.14.122 d Moe 0.0.0

UNDER 16s Moe 15.19.109 d Wonthaggi 1.0.6

Wonthaggi Goals: R. Tack 4, N. Jones 4, R. Todd 3, B. Graham 3, S. Hamilton 3, J. Rocotas 1. Best: B. Graham, M. Eveeritt, N. Jones, R. Jones, R. Birkett, T. Keating. Moe Goals: Nil. Best: G. Harrison, J. Dickason, A. Vesty, R. Matthews, T. Davy, M. Camilleri.

Moe Goals: J. Appleyard 5, B. Cougle 4, D. Young 2, B. Smith 1, J. De Virgilio 1, A. Young 1, T. Morrow 1. Best: J. Appleyard, B. Cougle, J. De Virgilio, A. Young, D. Young, J. Massese. Wonthaggi Goals: E. Senior 1. Best: C. Hiatt, B. Bayne, D. Tiziani, C. Joma, T. Scarce, C. Batista.


52 48 40 36 34 24 22 20 16 16 4 0


SENIORS Wonthaggi 21.20.146 d Moe 7.6.48

dle scored further goals for Wonthaggi to give them a percentage boost and the important four premiership points.


Leongatha .....13 0 0 1155.17 New Reds .....12 1 0 361.85 New Blues.....11 2 0 237.41 Trafalgar.......9 4 0 231.19 Youth Club ....8 5 0 225.83 Yinnar .............8 5 0 140.48 Moe Maroons..6 7 0 99.39 Moe Blues .......5 8 0 54.66 Hill & Rovers ...3 10 0 45.22 Mor Tigers ......2 11 0 38.01 Mirboo North...1 12 0 28.31 Yallourn Nth ....0 13 0 14.53


52 48 44 36 32 32 24 20 12 8 4 0

CGJFL UNDER 10 Leongatha 6.4.40 d Trafalgar 0.0.0 Leongatha Goals: J. Burns 3, H. Kewming 2, T. Collins. Best: N. Fixter, J. Burns, A. Law, D. Hanily, R. Weaver, T. Collins. UNDER 12 Leongatha 4.4.28 d Trafalgar 2.2.14 Leongatha Goals: J. Ryan 2, J. Wilson 2. Best: J. Lamers, A. Ballagh, T. Boler, M. McGannon, W. McDonald, B. Cox. UNDER 14 Leongatha 8.6.54 d Trafalgar 6.3.39 Leongatha Goals: D. Ginnane 3, T. Westaway , Z. Van Delft , N. Trotto , J. Boler , L. Thomas. Best: J. Geary, D. Ginnane, J. Ballagh, C. Alexander, J. Ball.

AJFL No scores submitted.


Youth Club ....13 0 0 New Blues.....11 2 0 Leongatha .....11 2 0 New Reds .....10 3 0 Moe Blues.....8 5 0 Trafalgar ..........7 6 0 Yinnar .............7 6 0 Moe Maroons...5 8 0 Mirboo North ..3 10 0 Hill & Rovers ...2 11 0 Mor Tigers ......1 12 0 Yallourn Nth ....0 13 0


211.68 279.65 191.15 279.92 131.08 150.42 130.79 111.27 35.72 38.71 31.73 26.68


52 44 44 40 32 28 28 20 12 8 4 0

Clay Alexander in action.

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


Wonthaggi winners in finals draw By Jacob de Kunder WONTHAGGI is set to host the Alberton Football Netball League grand finals this year. Rumours came to fruition on Thursday when the league announced its finals draw for 2014. The game will be held on September 14. League president John Schelling is happy with the decision and said it has been well received. “We spoke to all the clubs in a special general meeting three weeks ago and got assurances from all the presidents they would be happy to play the final there,” he said. “There were no objections then and everyone I have spoken to so far have said it’s a real positive.” The suggestion came from the Bass Coast Shire Council that run the ground to have Wonthaggi host the final. “We had a look at that and it was an attractive proposition for us,” Mr Schelling said. “It’s probably the best surface for the players going around, that’s number one. “Number two is it’s in a major town so you maximise your crowd which is good for every club in the league because they all reap the benefits of that. “Number three is it’s a neutral ground so there’s no issues about fighting about that and number four it looks like it is going to be a western end grand final so once again it takes the travelling issue out

of it for a lot of clubs. There are a lot of pluses.” Despite who straps on the boots on the day Wonthaggi will be the big winner. Bass Coast Shire Council will benefit from leasing the ground, Wonthaggi Power Football Netball Club from leasing the buildings, Wonthaggi and District Netball Association from leasing the netball courts and business people in the town benefiting from the influx of fans. Bass Coast Shire Council’s Arts and Leisure Manager, Jenny Churchill said council has gladly made the ground available for the game. “Bass Coast Shire Council did approach the Alberton Football Netball League this year, for the first time, to let them know if they were interested in using our ground for the grand final, we would make it available to them,” she said. “There’s a good chance two of the Bass Coast teams, Phillip Island, Kilcunda-Bass or Dalyston, will be playing

in the grand final this year and seeing as none of those teams play on the Wonthaggi ground, Council thought it would be the perfect opportunity to host the final in Bass Coast. “We also recognised the huge economic benefit hosting a grand final brings to the town, so decided to be proactive and put the suggestion forward.” Anna Reid, WDNA president said they were happy to host the netball games on the day. “We are very happy to have games here and we will benefit from the hiring of the courts,” she said. Wonthaggi Power FNC president Brett Tessari is also in support of the game’s venue. “It’s the best ground in the area so it’s good for the Alberton League to show case its grand final there,” he said. “We are happy to help out the community.” Mr Tessari said this would be a good choice for future

grand finals as well. “It was always the ground for old Bass Valley League and it’s always had good crowds and the ground is always presented beautifully so I can see it working well in the future,” he said. There was no official application to hold the Alberton grand final by any clubs in the league. Mr Schelling speculated there was not enough financial remuneration to prompt the work. “It’s a fair bit of work in some respect for clubs to do it properly,” he said. “I think clubs are quite happy to do catering and bar work where they make some money but no one seems too interested in hosting the grand final.” When the grand final has been hosted by Alberton clubs in the past, all gate takings go to the league and then distributed to benefit all clubs equally. Korumburra-Bena will be catering on the big day, while





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Playing for Australia By Jacob de Kunder INVERLOCH’S Jesse Boyd is set to be one of the first men to represent Australia in netball. The 29 year old has proudly made the Australian Men’s Netball Team and will be heading to South Africa in October to take on other elite players. “In the week long tournament we will be playing against South Africa, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, England and the West Indies,” Boyd said. The primary school teacher has represented Victorian in the sport for 10 years and has played in several mixed and men’s competitions over the last 10 years. Boyd’s love for the game started at a young age. “It started when I played school netball at Leongatha Primary,” he said. “We won the state championships in ’96. “I played school netball through high school and from there I was asked to try out for the state team and went from there.” Boyd said he hasn’t faced too much criticism from those who see netball as a female sport. “You hear the comments like ‘do you wear a skirt?’ and all that sort of stuff but ultimately it’s a great sport and the most participated team sport in the country,” he said. “In Leongatha playing at

Playing for the country: Inverloch’s Jesse Boyd will be representing the Australia in men’s netball in October. school a lot of the guys were playing so it wasn’t as much of a problem coming from that. In the wider community they would comment and you’d ask a lot of the blokes if they had played a game because there is a lot who have had a game and really enjoyed it.” Boyd said boys playing netball is more common than most think. “There are so many people who have a run around and at least played one game so it’s more common then what people think,” he said. “It’s a great evener too, the girls understand the rules and the blokes try and take the bas-

ketball and football tact but the girls can be pretty clever with it.” Training with the Australian team is hard due to distance. “Because we are dotted all over the country it’s hard for us to get together and train,” Boyd said. “Coaching at InverlochKongwak keeps my mind in the game though. “I have played a couple of practice matches against Victoria Fury which is the Victorian women’s team. This includes a lot of the Vixens’ girls and is just a level below the ANZ cup.” The trip to South Africa is self funded but Boyd is thank-

ful for the community support he has so far received. “There’s is no funding from netball Victoria or netball Australia it’s all self funded,” he said. “The Inlet Hotel has been fantastic. They put on a fundraiser a couple of weeks ago and raised some money which was just amazing. “Because the tournament is during school time I lose my wage for a week and a half because I am not going to be here. “People say take annual leave but there is no such thing as a teacher.” Boyd said the school was a great support in his sport. “There are a few staff who play a lot of netball but its good getting the boys interested in the game,” he said. “I coached the girl’s team on Monday and they won all their games and they are through to states. “I really think it has a big influence on the kids and their attitude towards the game. They see the connection between sport and school and someone pursuing something and make sacrifices whether it is football, netball or another sport or hobby.” Boyd said it will be an honour to represent the country and would proudly put his hand up for another world championship. “Another world championship - I would love to,” he said. “It is an absolute honour to represent the country so if I get the chance to do it again I would love to take it on.”

at all other finals the hosts will cater at their own grounds. “Basically we followed the catering roster which makes it easier on every club, they get to cater at their home ground,” Mr Schelling

said. “Every club has spent a fair bit of money on infrastructure so we are rewarding the Allies after the money they have spent on their netball courts and Toora’s the

same with the money it has put into its netball clubs and rooms.” Both Mr Schelling and Mr Tessari have tipped the Dalyston Magpies too take out the premiership cup on the day.

VOXPOP! VOX THE Star was at Korumburra-Bena Football Club’s home game on Saturday, asking footy fans the burning question, What do you think of the announcement that Wonthaggi FNC will host the Alberton FNL grand final?

I think it’s a good idea. There’s no advantage for either team and it’s fairly central. Debbie Paterson, Korumburra-Bena FC runner

I reckon it’s a solid plan. No team is disadvantaged and it’s a really good venue. Jeff Urie, Korumburra-Bena supporter

I think it’s a really good idea. Tarryn Wright, Tarwin FC supporter

If no one else wants it, so be it. Michael Carter, Tarwin FC supporter


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