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Celebrating 120 Years



Wonthaggi’s coup WONTHAGGI celebrated on Friday the announcement that the town will have a new $1.5 million visitor information centre. Bass Coast Shire Council successfully secured Commonwealth funding for the Wonthaggi Centennial Centre. It was a big celebration also for members of the Rotary Club of Wonthaggi who have been supporting the project all the way. See story page 11.

What a beauty: Rotarians from Wonthaggi celebrate the announcement of a new Wonthaggi Centennial Centre, from left, president Max Williams, Neville Goodwin, secretary Gary Sharrock, and Cr John Duscher.

Korumburra police in school crackdown

Phone porn Be aware: Leading Senior Constable Fleur Bevis of Korumburra Police is cracking down on “sexting”.

By Brad Lester TEENAGERS caught spreading lewd images of underage children could face child pornography charges. Korumburra Police are cracking down on teenagers coercing other youngsters – mainly girls – into sending semi and fully naked images of themselves via mobile phones and then sharing those images with others. Police will address students and parents at Korumburra Secondary College this week, following an incident involving female and male students. Leading Senior Constable Fleur Bevis of Korumburra Police is urging teens to take child pornography seriously. “We are concerned about this behaviour because of the serious nature of the offences that are being perpetrated by teenagers,” she said.

“What we are talking about is a child pornography offence. We just want kids to think about the consequences before they send an image.” Police are aware of instances where boys are demanding girls send photos of themselves in underwear or semi-naked to qualify for dating. “A male might receive photos of six or seven girls and from them he chooses the one he likes,” Leading S/C Bevis said. “It’s quite demeaning and it’s just treating women as an object. Boys just look at their attributes or whatever girls are willing to do for them.” Korumburra Secondary College principal Marty Box confirmed students had sent “inappropriate material” to each other. “While there is no evidence that the texting took place at school, students did show these images to other students. Subsequently, this then becomes a school issue,” he said. “Various students and parents were contacted

about these issues as there is a concern that many students do not understand the implications of putting private information onto a public network; this includes issues on the internet such as Facebook.” Yesterday, June 15, students were spoken to by Leading S/C Bevis and Acting Sergeant Paul McLean. Parents and students are invited to an information evening tomorrow (Thursday) at the school from 7-8pm. “We read a lot of information about bullying in various forms and technology does allow young people to do this in an anonymous way, which can be difficult to control,” Mr Box said. “Cyberbullying can have a devastating effect on young people and as a school, we aim to educate our students about how to treat others with respect. “While communication systems have changed over generations, treating people with respect will always be a cornerstone of our school.” Continued on page 3.

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RSL backs band THE Leongatha RSL sub-branch is continuing to support the volunteer efforts of the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band. The RSL has again donated $1500 to the band, to enable musicians to continue to perform at Anzac and Remembrance day functions, as well as at the funerals of ex-servicemen and women. “It’s such a blessing to have such competent musicians on our doorstep,” RSL sub-branch president David Edwards said. Band president Darryl Hunt said the band was most grateful for the RSL’s ongoing contribution. “It enables us to get out into the community, instead of spending time holding chook raffles to raise money,” he said. “Anzac Day is one of the main fixtures on our calendar.”

Thanks again: RSL sub-branch president David Edwards presents South Gippsland Shire Brass Band president Darryl Hunt with a cheque.

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It is the first wedding of a female successor to the throne in the list of Swedish monarchs. Swedish born owner of Nordic Designs in Wonthaggi, Cecilia Holden, will celebrate the occasion by having a big sale on all Scandinavian products in store. “I had the honour of meeting the Crown Princess on her first ever visit to Australia in 2005 and also meeting the King and Queen of Sweden in 2006 in Sydney,” she said. For more information visit www.

Royal greeting: Cecilia Holden meets the King and Queen of Sweden in Sydney in 2006.



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Community centre finally By Chris Brown THE people of Sandy Point will finally receive their community centre.

Almost 10 years ago a dedicated group of residents began battling for a place where people could gather and groups could use. There were many presentations, plans and trivia nights over the decade as the town sought to make the dream a reality. And then late last week the Federal Government announced the town would receive $1.29 million. Along with $150,000 from South Gippsland Shire Council and $150,000 from the community, those funds will construct the community centre. Some who have worked long and hard on the dream were ecstatic; others simply felt relief. President of the existing T. P. Taylor Hall, Birgit Pawlaczyk, said she screamed when told about the new community centre. “I was getting so emotional, because it was fantastic,” she said. “We had so many ups and downs. We had to present it to so many committees and members of parliament. “It was a long journey.” Sandy Point Community Group president Keith Swain said the town was abuzz with the news. “I just can’t believe it. We’ve worked so hard for this. You can’t even thank anybody really, otherwise you’d

Sandy Point celebrates: Diane Casbolt, Joyce Crawford and Birgit Pawlaczyk toast the new community centre. miss people out,” he said. “I’m just ecstatic about it. This is all our dreams come true. “We’re a very close knit community down here and we all knew it was going to happen, but we just wanted to see it in our lifetime.” The new centre will look over the existing tennis courts and have a large room with folding walls, two small rooms, storage room, kitchen, toilets,

lobby and a consulting room. Foster doctors have already expressed an interest in using the consulting room. The present T. P. Taylor Hall will be moved or demolished to make way for the relocated tennis courts. Parliamentary secretary to the Prime Minister Anthony Byrne, made the funding announcement in that hall on Friday morning.

He said the money was from the Regional Local Community Infrastructure Project. Mr Byrne said the project would create 15 jobs with a tentative start date of August 26. More than $1.3 billion worth of grant applications from across the nation were received for the $200 million available in the fund. Diane Casbolt, former shire

Child porn crackdown

Continued from page 1. Victims have no way of guarding how images are used or when they could surface, even 20 years into the future. They face public humiliation, cyberbullying or even sexual assault at any time. The modern age crime has been given the label of “sexting”: the act of sending provocative text, images and video by mobile phone. Sexting can lead to charges of child pornography, bullying, extortion and blackmail. Leading S/C Bevis said the issue was not confined to Korumburra but was widespread. Police in the Wimmera have been investigating such offences since 2007. A survey of teenagers last year sourced from the police sexual crime squad found that 40 per cent of students had sent or received “sexts”. Fifty-one per cent of girls sent explicit images

of themselves because they were pressured to do so. In 2007 alone, 32 Victorian teenagers were charged in relation to child pornography offences. “We are also seeing increases in the number of nine to 13-year-olds becoming involved,” Leading S/C Bevis said. “Often photos are sent after a relationship has broken up. It’s something that is getting out of control. One mate sends the image to another mate and then he sends it on to 10 mates. Images have even been sent to pedophiles in other areas. “It’s not just innocent fun. It’s a serious issue.” The crime has become more prevalent with the advent of mobile phones with cameras. “Nearly every mobile phone these days has a camera on it. They are convenient and small,

and can enable anyone to use them privately,” Leading S/C Bevis said. “But kids with a mobile phone can easily contact one hundred people in an hour.” Charges of possessing child pornography carry a maximum of five years’ jail. Producing child pornography carries 10 years’ jail, as does transmitting such material. Offenders are listed on the sexual offenders registrar and prohibited from working with children, and in some cases, find securing employment and travelling overseas difficult. “If you are a young footballer and want a good career, then you should rule out your chances of getting further if you are convicted of child pornography charges,” Leading S/C Bevis said. “Everything is traceable. It does not matter if a photo has been deleted.”

Milk price up 30% Flaws, secrets engulf Bald Hills DAIRY farmers’ confidence in the industry continues to rise, after company Burra Foods announced a season opening price 30 per cent higher than last year’s. Company chief executive officer Grant Crothers revealed a price of $4.75kg of milk solids. “While markets remain volatile, we have a much clearer view of the future than we did 12 months ago,” he said. “We continue to be confident in our business model and our ability to deliver premium prices for milk in the coming season and beyond.” The price announcement coincides with the commissioning of the multi-million dollar expansion to its Korumburra milk processing plant. Burra Foods is building a new milk powder drying facility and, as part of the expansion, two new 250,000 litre milk storage silos have been installed. The upgrade includes water saving initiatives, upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant and use of natural gas. Burra Foods recently received a $2.1 million State Government Regional Infrastructure Development Fund grant to upgrade the electricity supply to the Korumburra plant, a development that will facilitate growth in the community. As a result of the expansion, milk processing capacity at the site will increase to more than one million litres of milk per day. Increased capacity has resulted in many Gippsland dairy farmers already discussing supplying the company next season. Commercial manager Dale O’Neill said the company was working hard to ensure everyone who wants to supply Burra Foods is able.

THE State Government’s approval of wind farms is flawed and shrouded in secrecy, Eastern Victoria MLC, Peter Hall said. He was responding to revelations made by Victorian Planning Minister Justin Madden last week relating to the Bald Hills Wind Farm at Tarwin Lower. The Minister indicated that final, detailed development plans for the wind

farm are yet to be submitted to the government by the developer, more than six months after the Minister approved the turbine height to be extended to 135m. “Just how long is it going to take and when will we find out exactly what the Minister has approved?” Mr Hall said. Mr Hall also criticised the secret manner in which the Minister approved high-

er turbines, as part of “an application for secondary consent”. “The secondary consent process is undertaken in total secret without the public or local government even given notification of such a process let alone being given the opportunity to comment,” Mr Hall said. “This is an outrageous situation.”

councillor and co-ordinator of the project, can remember back in 2000 when the council was seeking input from the community on facilities. “The community’s biggest want was a new community centre,” she said. But a plethora of feasibility studies, business plans, consultants and government grants made it a long journey. Ms Casbolt said the community was looking forward to the new facility, which she hoped would be the focal point of the town. Heaters cannot be turned on in the present hall as fuses blow and the stove goes off. “So you can only have one part of the stove and one heater on. The hall has passed its use by date,” Ms Casbolt said. Mr Swain recalled many raffles, cake stalls, bush dances, art markets and trivia nights to raise money for the community centre. “Anything we could do to get the people involved and at the end of the summer we’re all, ‘thank God it’s finished,’” he said. Secretary of the Sandy Point hall and community group, Joyce Crawford said the announcement was a relief. “It’s a relief; we’ve worked for nine years and it’s exciting now,” she said. “A lot of us were resigning from positions because we didn’t feel we were getting anywhere. Now we’ll go on.”

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Thousands pumped into CFA truck FUNDS raised by a family bike ride and walk between Venus Bay and Tarwin Lower have helped buy vital firefighting gear. The fourth annual Tour de Tarwin held over the Easter long weekend this year raised $13,000 towards a new truck for the Tarwin Lower CFA. Captain John Classon said without the funds, the new truck would most likely not have become a reality. Over the past four years, the Tour de Tarwin has donated more than $32,000 to the Tarwin Lower CFA. This year’s funds were given to the brigade on Saturday. The brigade recently took delivery of the new number three truck. Once operational, this truck will eventually be staValuable cause: Craig Williams, co-ordinator of the Tour de Tarwin, presents a cheque to John Clas- tioned at the Walkerville CFA son, captain of the Tarwin Lower CFA, watched by firefighters and fellow tour committee members. depot.

Russell’s ready to go By Chris Brown RUSSELL Broadbent said he believes Australia is disappointed with Kevin Rudd and his government. The Federal Liberal Member for McMillan made the remarks during an extended interview with The Star in Foster recently. “Disappointment is a lingering emotion and I believe this nation is disappointed with Kevin Rudd and his government. They had such high hopes,” Mr Broadbent said. “He said he’d fix their grocery prices and their petrol prices and do climate change and he’d do health and he’d

do doctors and he’d fix everything, and he raised expectations higher than that Norfolk pine over there.” Mr Broadbent said resolving some issues for individual constituents has been one of the highlights of the past two-and-a-half years. “Corporately…one of the major things has been the changes to the youth allowance for students. We took that on in a big way; particularly Darren Chester (National Party MP for Gippsland) and myself,” he said. “We dragged our own party kicking and screaming to address the issue when they realised how big the issue was… eventually we won it within our party and then

went and won it at the national level. “It costs money to go off to university and all of those issues were there, so that was a big win for us.” When asked what the best thing the Rudd Government did he said: “I think their immediate response to the international financial crisis was something they had to do.” And the worst thing: “The worst thing has to be the pink batts; three or four people died and many houses are under threat today. “It’s an ongoing issue and in truth it’s going to cost millions, if not billions, of dollars to fix the problem after the election.”

Russell Broadbent: the local federal member in Foster recently. Mr Broadbent said disability services were a crucial issue. “If I was in the role of Prime Minister tomorrow I’d want a full inquiry into disability services, which we (the government and opposition) are now doing through the productivity commission,” he said. The local member is interested in an insurance system for people born with a disability. “If you have a car accident you can sue, get compensation and have some benefits to carry you through the rest of your life,” he said. “If you are born with a disability it’s up to your family to look after you and I think there should be some sort of national compensation that can carry a person through.” In relation to questions about Mr Broadbent’s recent criticism of Coalition boat people policy and parental leave, he said he has always been forthright about his views. “I have a very good relationship with my colleagues, all of them, and they know where I stand on issues and they also know I will not be backward in coming forward,” he said. “I don’t want to hurt my party, but I don’t

want to see my part go down some ways that are detrimental to the community I represent here. “The paid parental leave program is an idea of Tony Abbott’s. I just expressed my view about it. I expressed it in the privacy of the party room and it was splashed all over the front page. If someone else wants to leak what I say that’s fine.” Later he said: “Of course, I like to give my leadership the very best go. I gave John Howard the very best I could, I gave Brendan Nelson the best I could, I gave Malcolm the best I could and I’m giving Tony the best I can”. But at the end of the day, Mr Broadbent said: “I don’t get angry about issues and I don’t get excited about things like that (whether Tony Abbott will become Prime Minister). “I go back to the people of Australia. They decide who runs this country. The politicians think it’s all about Tony Abbott; it’s all about Kevin Rudd. “Actually it’s all about the people of Australia and what they think and what they feel at the time of the election.”

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Queen’s honour for surgeon By Brad Lester

Deserved honour: Dr John Crellin and his wife Wendy.

A WONTHAGGI North man is the only South Gippslander to be recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours. Dr John Crellin was bestowed a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to medicine as an administrator and practitioner, and to the Wonthaggi community. But while he was proud to receive the recognition, he did not believe the OAM was warranted. “People should be not be congratulated for doing their job because we all try to do our jobs the best we possibly can and if people can do anything in the community, then they should,” he said. Dr Crellin has served as a general surgeon at the Wonthaggi hospital since 1973 and has taught senior medical students at Monash and Melbourne universities for 36 years, and also through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He was also honorary medical director at the hospital for 30 years, president of the board of management from 1980-1992, and senior vice-president

in 1993. His efforts earned him life governorship of the hospital. During his time as president, Dr Crellin successfully agitated for the hospital to be largely rebuilt. “It’s now a state-of-the-art facility and has a lot more doctors and visiting surgeons compared to 20 years ago,”

he said. Dr Crellin was president of the Wonthaggi Secondary College School Council from 1986-1988 in the period of amalgamation of the high and technical schools. He served on the Wonthaggi North Primary School Council, was club doc-

tor with the former Wonthaggi Rovers Football Club and has also enjoyed medical connections with the Essendon Football Club. Despite the demands of his working life, Dr Crellin placed great value on community work. “If you work and live in a place, you

should be active to support the community in any way you can, whether it be as a football trainer or a first aid man,” he said. Dr Crellin’s wife Wendy remains active in the community, driving the State Coal Mine Rescue Station Arts Inc. project to establish an arts co-operative in the historic building. She was pleased for her husband. “There are hundreds of people in this region, and not just Wonthaggi, that John has looked after; people throughout Gippsland and interstate, and I think they would be pleased that he has been recognised for his long and outstanding service,” Mrs Crellin said. “John never pushes himself forward, it’s always been about his children, so I’m delighted that the community has recognised him.” He once created new ears for a boy and the child gave him a toy mouse, with big ears, in return. Although Mrs Crellin was born locally, she moved away as a child and the couple returned in 1973. The couple has four children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Locals are for real: Thiess By Matt Dunn THE company building the Wonthaggi desalination plant has refuted claims workers are being moved to the area and claimed as being local residents.

The company, Thiess Degrémont, made that claim as locals grumbled about a lack of jobs being offered on the site, suggesting those being labellled as ‘locals’ were people who had moved from Melbourne after gaining employment on the project. “No, we don’t include them in our figures because they are not locals. We only count people as ‘local’ if their usual place of residence is local when they apply for a job with us,” stakeholder and community relations manager Serena Middleton told The Star. “For example, say your usual place of residence is Wonthaggi and you apply for a job with us. That makes you a local and we count you as a local recruit. “Say your usual place of residence is Melbourne and you apply for a job with us. That makes you a non-local. If you were successful in getting a job, we would count you as a non-

local recruit. “You would be eligible for living away from home allowance, but we would require you to make arrangements to live locally while you were working on the project.” Ms Middleton said the company’s priority was “to recruit as many locals as possible but they must have the right skills, experience and attitude. “Candidates for employment are required to declare their place of residence when they apply for a position and to validate this upon request. This declaration is the basis of their status as local or otherwise,” she said. “Our processes do not enquire about how long a person has been living in the local area. If a person resides in the local area, we consider them local, but this is not a guarantee of employment.” Ms Middleton said there “are currently more than 2000 people in total working on the project, in all kinds of design and construction roles. “On the desalination plant site, around one third of the labourers and tradesmen we have employed to date are local. Around 50 per cent of the labourers and tradesmen employed

right across the project are from Gippsland,” she said. But Bass MLA Ken Smith believes the project is basically a closed shop, with locals and nonunion members locked out. “My belief is that we’ll only have a small percentage of locals working on the project, with locals being classified as being anyone within an 80km radius of the site,” he said. “It’s a union job and the union will only want people there that’ll do what the union wants them to do. They won’t want local people who may object to stringent conditions. They’ll only want people there who’ll do what the union wants them to do.” Thiess Degrémont rejected the union statement claims. “Whether or not a person is a union member plays no part whatsoever in our decision to employ them. Doing so would be strongly against our company values and it’s also against the law,” Ms Middleton said. “At no stage throughout the recruitment process do we ask about a person’s union membership. We have a good working relationship with the unions, but whether or not a person is a union member is their own private business.”

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Food and wine tempting VISITORS to the Loch Food and Wine Festival on Sunday were treated to a great day of entertainment.

Cheers: Sue Batham and Diane Sheedy made the trip to taste and dine at Loch on Sunday.

Gallery time: Sue and Gavin Sharp enjoyed the art on display.

There was music, food, wine and art as the festival went off without a hitch. The streets of Loch buzzed with people who walked around, browsing at stalls set up all about. Wine tasting was a popular attraction at many locations. The food was also a major attraction, with pies, ice creams, lollies and other treats, as well as a hot chilli stand for those who dared. A few musical acts performed and art was displayed to rave reviews. Wet weather held off to allow the day to continue hassle free, and everyone who made the trip was glad they did and plan on returning again next year.

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Crafty pieces: Felicity and Dane Ferdinands were happy to look at work on offer at the kiln opening of Gooseneck Pottery at Kardella on Sunday. A winter exhibition of work by Robert Barron is now on show at the pottery.

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Patients at risk By Matt Dunn A REPORT compiled by a South Gippsland paramedic claims a number of patient deaths and near misses could have been averted if a MICA unit was stationed in the region.

The document, which was sent to Ambulance Employees Association general secretary Steve McGhie and leaked to The Star, raises questions over the deaths of up to eight people in South Gippsland. It highlights 12 cases since January where ambulance members say patients did not receive appropriate care. The list was prepared after the State Government announced it was going to base a new dedicated MICA service in Morwell, which already has one. The move has angered local paramedics, who had prepared a business case pleading for the specialised intensive care service to instead be located in Wonthaggi to cover the South Gippsland region, which has no dedicated MICA. Cases listed in the report include a horror January 4 road crash, near the turnoff to Phillip Island. One person died in the collision and several others were seriously injured. The report says that on the day of the accident, which occurred at the height of the holiday period, there “was not one MICA Paramedic rostered on road within the whole of South Gippsland”. The most recent entry in the report was from January 5, when a man died after a respiratory arrest. “Yet again the only MICA Paramedic on duty at Wonthaggi was tied up on a nonurgent case when two emergencies came in. A non-MICA crew attended one of the emergencies which was some distance away

near Grantville,” the report said. “That patient was critically ill, becoming unconscious and respiratory arresting. The ambulance crew requested MICA but MICA didn’t arrive to assist the patient for approximately one hour after the initial ambulance request was made. I am uncertain if it had, this person would have ultimately survived.” The paramedic concluded his report by saying: “I can not conclusively say that all of the patients involved in the cases listed would have had better outcomes if a dedicated MICA resource was based in South Gippsland. “What I can say is that people whose conditions indicated a need for MICA interventions and either did not receive them, or did not receive them in a timely manner, were not given the best chance to do well.” Mr McGhie said there was a clear need for a dedicated MICA service in South Gippsland, but the pleas had fallen on deaf ears. “I wrote to the Health Minister in September last year, and we also put in a budget submission in February this year for a dedicated MICA single response unit,” he said. “In my letter to the government I asked for 11 MICA units for regional Victoria, with one for South Gippsland. Our position has been that South Gippsland needs dedicated intensive care resources. “Unfortunately that still hasn’t been delivered. Some of the cases outlined in the report show that if intensive care services had been available some of the patients may have had better outcomes.” The size of the region that needed to be covered and population growth, particularly during the holiday periods, justified the establishment of the service, Mr

McGhie said. “That’s to support the paramedics in being able to do their job appropriately and give their patients the best possible opportunity at a good outcome,” he said. “Clearly the election is coming up later in the year. I would expect the government to pledge something leading up to that. My concern would be that they need resources now. The sooner it happens the better. I just hope they don’t leave it too late, that’s all.” But Ambulance Victoria has rejected the report. Regional manager Gippsland, Mark Cooke said there was “no evidence to suggest that the lack of a dedicated MICA unit in South Coast is negatively affecting patient outcomes. “AV always welcomes feedback from staff in terms of service improvements, but some will choose to politicise through the media and this is disappointing as many claims are unfounded or misleading and only serve to unfairly undermine public confidence,” Mr Cooke said. “We have 14 MICA staff currently working in South Coast so we already deliver MICA skills and equipment to a high number of cases in the area. “I understand the request of the South Coast paramedics, but at the same time the MICA unit was announced for Morwell, the research and evidence was showing a need for Morwell and I think it is a sound decision to leave the unit in Morwell and service the area from Warragul to Sale.” Mr Cooke said Ambulance Victoria would “explore the option of” having a MICA unit based in Wonthaggi in the future.

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Knife wielded in Inverloch attack A MAN wielding a knife during a domestic dispute in Inverloch was apprehended by police on Sunday morning, June 13. Leading Senior Constable Andy Schrape from Inverloch police said he was called out to the dispute that morning involving a 31-year-old female and a 26-year-old male. “The background is that they’d moved into a rental house with another 26-year-old male three weeks ago.” A domestic argument had broken out between

the couple, with the male allegedly smashing windows and doors in the house. He is then believed to have grabbed his partner around the neck, put her to the ground and attempted to choke her. The co-tenant then attempted to pull the male off the female. The male offender then grabbed a carving knife and fork and chased the others around the house. The female sustained injuries to her arm while the male was threatened with a stabbing and chased from the house. The male victim then ran to a neighbour’s house and alerted police via 000.

S/c Schrape arrived at the house at 11am and found the male victim in the street whilst the female also came out of the house. The 26-year-old male remained in the house and slashed his arm with a knife. Two police from Wonthaggi and another from Leongatha arrived as back-up. The male was removed from the house and treated at the front by an awaiting ambulance, officers bandaging his arm. Whilst being conveyed by police van to Wonthaggi the man then allegedly unwrapped his ban-

dages and wrapped them around his neck. He was taken into protective custody under the mental health act, sedated by paramedics and conveyed to the mental health unit at Latrobe Regional Health in Traralgon, under police escort. He was released from there on Monday afternoon, June 14 but was picked up by Morwell police and charged with offences relating to criminal damage, assault with a weapon and assault causing injury. He was released on bail to appear at the Korumburra court on July 22.

POLICE BRIEFS Man runs into path of cars

Accident scars: the damage done to a car after crashing into the bank along Beilby’s Road on Wednesday.

Beilby’s Road accident AN accident occurred on the South Gippsland Highway near the Beilby’s Road corner on Wednesday last week at approximately 4pm. The man was travelling towards Koonwarra before he lost control of his station wagon, and the car he was carrying in the trailer behind him. He swerved across the road and

crashed into the bank, when the car on the trailer was flung out and sent a short distance down the road. The man was not injured in the incident, but it could have been very dangerous had a car been coming the other way. The accident can be attributed to the wet conditions caused by the heavy rain last week.

EARLY evidence from witnesses appears to suggest that a man was deliberately running in front of cars on the Bass Highway near Inverloch on Thursday night, June 10. By the time police arrived at the scene the man had been hit by a second car, and was in a serious condition on the road. Leading Senior Constable Andy Schrape from Inverloch received the call at 9.30pm that a 46-year-old male from San Remo, formerly of Tarwin Lower, was running in front of traffic on the Bass Highway, 3 km north of Inverloch going towards Leongatha. “It appears that he was intoxicated,” S/c Schrape said. “By the time we got there, and we arrived just 10 minutes after the call, he had been clipped by a

south bound vehicle and then struck by a north bound vehicle.” An ambulance was called and the man was conveyed to Wonthaggi hospital where he was airlifted to Melbourne.

Operation Agius POLICE throughout the area participated in Operation Agius over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend; the traffic blitz was held to reduce the amount of road accidents, reduce speeding drivers and catch anyone exceeding the prescribed alcohol limit. Fortunately there were no major collisions but police were disappointed with the number of drink driving offences. Bass Coast TMU’s S/C Scott Simcock said at least three drink drivers exceeding the prescribed concentration of alcohol were caught by their unit,

two in Cowes and one in Koonwarra. He also said the TMU impounded two vehicles under hoon legislation; the first a motorcycle in Leongatha. The rider attempted a mono for 20 metres at 11am on June 14. He was booked for intentional loss of traction. The rider also had a restricted licence but was riding a high powered Suzuki GS XR 750 race bike. The other hoon was driving a car at 109 km/h in a 60 km/h zone in Cowes. Leongatha police conducted 500 preliminary breath tests over the weekend, resulting in a Daylesford woman being caught over the limit. She received a $350 fine, six demerit points and a six months suspension of her vehicle. Police also issued two speeding infringements of $234 each and three demerit points.

Car for sale danger THE dangers of leaving your vehicle parked in public areas with a ‘For Sale’ sign on them were borne out over the weekend. A car parked on the Bass Highway near Mitre 10 in Inverloch showing the signs suffered criminal damage sometime between June 8 and 10. The Holden Crewman four-door ute had its four tyres slashed and windscreen smashed. Leading Senior Constable Shaun Stirton of Inverloch police is seeking any information about the damage. He also advises people against using this method of selling their vehicle. “Over the past month we have had a car stolen and another damaged, so I would advise people not to leave them there. It is also against Bass Coast Shire by-laws to use their reserve in this way,” he said.

Assault and damage A 21-year-old male from Inverloch will be charged on summons relating to an incident at a private function at the Inverloch Recreation Reserve at around midnight on Saturday night, June 12. The man allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend and later caused extensive damage to her vehicle by jumping on it.

The man will be charged pending a summons in relation to the offences.

Stalking charges

A 44-year-old Leongatha South man was remanded in custody at Wonthaggi court on Friday, June 11 after being arrested that morning in relation to a number of stalking charges and contravening a family violence order. Leading Senior Constable Andy Schrape undertook the arrest, taking the man to Wonthaggi police station for interviewing in relation to the charges against his ex-partner. Police refused him bail. He was taken before a magistrate that day when his legal representatives made an application for bail. Magistrate Raleigh refused his bail application on the grounds he was an unacceptable risk. He was remanded in custody until July 8 at Korumburra court where he is already on bail for other matters relating to stalking and breaching an intervention order.

Dance studio break-in UNKNOWN offenders broke into the Lisa Pellin Dance Studio in Leongatha’s Industrial Estate on Saturday, June 12 sometime between 3pm and 8pm. The offenders entered the studio, discharging a dry chemical extinguisher about the facility. Leading Senior Constable Jeff Stephens from Leongatha police is seeking any assistance on this matter.

Street fighting

STREET fighting in Leongatha on Saturday night resulted in four crime infringement notices being issued by police. The notices resulted in fines of $234 for each person behaving in a riotous manner. The offences occurred in Bair and Anderson streets. Under shire by-laws a notice was also issued by Leongatha police to one person in Bair Street on Saturday, June 12 for possessing an opened can of alcohol in the street. The fine for this is $117.

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Licence cost hits hard SOUTH Gippland businesses paid an extra $8463.98 in liquor licensing fees in 2010 compared to the previous year, after the State Government increased fees. That sum represented a massive increase of 104 per cent. On average, businesses paid a minimum 100 per cent rise. Bed and breakfasts’ fees rose from $93 to $397, and nearly 30 per cent of businesses were left with no alternative but to increase prices to offset the higher fees. Nearly 50 per cent of businesses reduced staff, trading hours or packing inclusions to counteract the impact. Even temporary limited licences required for one-off events such as public trivia nights, art shows and birthday parties rose from $27.50 to $90.50, and an eight week lead-time is now demanded. Those startling figures were revealed by a survey of businesses by peak regional tourism organisation, Prom Country Regional Tourism. South Gippsland Shire Council is also undertaking a study on the impact of the licensing review, due to be released at next week’s council meeting. The State Government recently backed down, announcing florists, gift shops and bed and breakfasts would no longer be required to pay the liquor licence fees. Tourism co-ordinator Christian Stefani said most businesses questioned had been affected. “If you look at bed and breakfasts, they do not sell a lot of alcohol but it’s part of their overall package. For them to face a 300 per cent increase for potentially half-a-dozen bottles of wine for a small operation does not justify the expense, but many visitors expect to be able to have a glass of wine,” he said. For cafes and hotels, the expense is far greater, with increases of up to 300 per cent. “The fees have been introduced by the State Government to try and curb the violence that mainly happens in the city, and the country areas are being penalised

unfairly when there is not the issue of violence here,” Mr Stefani said. Many smaller businesses in the municipality rely on offering multiple services, such as food and accommodation. “Once their cashflow is affected, people are weighing up whether it is worthwhile, so they shut down their business or reduce their hours,” Mr Stefani said. While the State Government erased the fee for bed and breakfasts recently, the change came too late for Royal and Nola Carrington of Mount Eccles South. They closed their business Café Carrelly after their licence rose from $166 in 2007 to $795 most recently, but they continue to operate Carrelly Garden Accommodation. The popularity of the café had increased over three-and-a-half years. “I’ve called it the bureaucracy mafia,” Mr Carrington said. “Even the council was charging us $500 to be a registered kitchen and that was on top of rates and insurance, so in the end we just realised it was not cost efficient.” The couple sold local produce and worked 12 hour days to run the business. “The State Government just decided this is what they’re doing and we can take it or leave it,” Mr Carrington said. Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan said the Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition had lobbied hard over the new excessive liquor licence fees for small businesses such as florists, gift shops and bed and breakfasts. “Nikolina’s Florist in Leongatha, run by mother and daughter Vikki and Lorraine Halabarec, was forced to pay the massive increase this year so they could continue to offer a bottle of wine as an option in their gift hampers,” Mr Ryan said. “Labor’s liquor licensing fee hike had nothing to do with reducing anti-social behaviour.” Mr Ryan said this latest Brumby Government back down comes despite the Minister previously telling Parliament that he made ‘absolutely no apologies’ for introducing massive liquor licence fee increases.

CFA move still on PLANNING continues for a new CFA station in Leongatha on Bair Street between Gatha Hardware and BP. Brigade captain Andy Kay said they were at the major planning stage. “We’re almost ready for it to go to the architects and draftsmen to draw the

plans,” he said. “One of the hold ups has been we are getting new turn-out gear and because we have male and female firefighters we have to come up with something for the changing rooms.” Discussions on the changing rooms are in flux at the moment. Currently turn-out

gear is stored with the fire trucks, but the new clothes require firefighters to strip down to their underwear before attending a fire. Leongatha CFA members have already been measured for the new gear, which is expected to arrive in the next month or so.

Dream gone: Royal and Nola Carrington decided to close Café Carrelly due to fee rises.


By Brad Lester

Victorian Desalination Project Update The Victorian Desalination Project Community Liaison Group (CLG) is an important way for us to involve the community in the project. The group grew out of the Council Liaison Group that was formed by the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) shortly after the project was announced, and includes community representatives from Bass Coast Shire, Cardinia Shire and the City of Casey. Community representatives act as the voice of their community and were selected, through a nomination process, for their broad knowledge of and involvement in their local area, and their ability to represent community views and provide impartial advice to the group. The CLG, which meets monthly, also includes representatives from each of the councils affected by the project, as well as representatives from DSE, AquaSure and the project’s design and construction contractor Thiess Degrémont. It is important to note that while the desalination plant is being built at Wonthaggi, the 84km pipeline that will carry desalinated water to the water network and the 87km power supply are being laid in an easement that travels through Cardinia Shire and the City of Casey. An Independent Chair, Mr John Nicol, has been appointed to guide the group and maximise the opportunity for consultation and discussion. Mr Nicol was previously Chair of the Eastlink project’s Community Liaison Group. The CLG held its seventh meeting on 27 May 2010 at the Bass Coast Shire Council Chambers and discussed a range of issues, including project progress, landowner compensation, traffic management, road maintenance and rehabilitation of construction land. A number of questions were tabled from members of the community and these will be responded to promptly. At previous CLG meetings, members have had the opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of the project, including the desalination process and the role of the Independent Reviewer and Environmental Auditor, as well as visiting the plant site. Meeting minutes and presentations are posted on the internet so that everyone has an opportunity to share this information. I encourage you to visit to view these. The aim of the CLG is to encourage open communication about the project, address key community issues or concerns, provide feedback to members of the group and to seek community input to project issues where possible. To this end, I encourage you to contact your community representative to discuss the project or ask them to table a question at the next meeting on your behalf. Your community representatives are: Bass Coast Shire Cardina Shire City of Casey

Mr Neville Goodwin Mr Ian Anderson Cr Geoff Ablett

The project team, including DSE and AquaSure, will continue to keep the community informed about the project through regular updates in local newspapers and on the web, community newsletters and presentations. We also invite you to visit the Community Information Centre at 33-35 Murray St, Wonthaggi. A final word on the cost of the project, which was incorrectly reported in the media recently. The cost of building the project, as announced in AquaSure’s bid in 2009, is $3.5 billion. For this, Victorians will get a reverse osmosis desalination plant that will provide water security to the state, underground power instead of overhead power (as requested by the community), world-class architecture and a major ecological restoration of the plant site, a two-way transfer pipe giving Gippsland communities access to Melbourne water storages for the first time, a full length fibre optic cable and additional local road and water supply upgrades. The Government will not pay more if the cost of construction increases, and the pricing of electricity and renewable energy are fixed for the term of the 30 year contract so any speculation that the Government is exposed to such pricing increases is incorrect. Mandi Zonneveldt Communications and Stakeholder Relations Manager Victorian Desalination Project Customer Service Centre 136 186

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HAPPY 40th wedding anniversary to Barb and Jeff Lee of Loch. The family celebrated with a delicious meal at Archies on the Creek.

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Leongatha visit: Margaret and Peter Conte enjoy the company of their five toy poodles.

Pampered poodles FIVE toy poodles enjoyed Leongatha’s sunny weather last week with their owners, attracting the interest of passers-by like Kevin Slater. Marianne and Peter Conte took a drive from their San Remo holiday house to visit Leongatha with their spoilt pooches: mum and dad and their three offspring. Stopping off at a McCartin Street café, they then made some pur-

chases at Kelvin Johns Retravision. “It is a beautiful town. It is our first visit here but we will have to come back again,” Mrs Conte said. The poodles were dressed in matching knitted coats and always live in the house although the Contes stop short of having them on the bed. “Five is too many for the bed, we would never sleep,” Mr Conte said.

Is there a country footy legend at your club?

CONGRATULATIONS to Dylan Thomas O’Brien, who was baptised at St Laurence’s Catholic Church in Leongatha on Sunday, June 13. Guests travelled from as far as Townsville in Queensland and Albury in New South Wales. Dylan is the son of Simone Naismith and Justin O’Brien of Inverloch. BEST wishes to Sam Hughes of Mirboo North who celebrates his 16th birthday this Thursday, June 17. A MEMBER of The Star staff enjoyed a relaxing cuppa at the Dumbalk General Store on the weekend and recommends the venue for its pleasant, rural surrounds. LOCH was a bustling village on Sunday, when the town hosted a food and wine festival, and a market at the Loch Public Hall. Big crowds made the most of the spectacular weather to get out and about. THE Welshpool Art and Craft Show was officially opened by Gippsland South MLA, Peter Ryan on Friday night and continued to attract

art-lovers over the long weekend. SPEAKING of the Prom Coast, a reminder that bumper stickers and postcards promoting the “Save the Long Jetty” campaign are now available at the Welshpool Rural Transaction Centre. Be sure to support this campaign to retain a South Gippsland icon. THE Star office has been littered with requests from Angelina Jolie, wishing to become friends on Facebook. Twitter too, is in on the act, sending up to 20 requests per day. The spam can be potentially harmful to your computer, so we suggest you don’t open it! CONGRATULATIONS to Korumburra Primary School’s Mr Foott and the very successful chess team. Winning the regional championship is a wonderful achievement. Congratulations also to Jack Barry, who was the overall champion. LEONGATHA’S Recreation Reserve will be hosting a non-stop action table tennis day on Thursday, July 1 at the table tennis centre. Everyone is welcome to play, singles or doubles, and there are beginners events for those inexperienced contenders. There will be special guests from Table

Tennis Victoria, as well as exhibition matches. There is also the chance to play against Gippsland Sport Academy players. Bats will be provided on the day, and all entrants should wear rubber soled shoes. Cost is just $5. For more information please phone 5664 0178.

ON Friday June 30, the Leukaemia Foundation invites patients and families in the South Gippsland region who are living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood disorder to attend a free cancer support network. The support group meets at Carino’s Cafe in Leongatha from 1.30 to 3pm.

ABLE Australia highlights that Access Economics predicts that by the year 2050 there will be a staggering 1.1 million Australians with deafblindness (no or impaired hearing and sight), as it promotes Deafblind Awareness Week from June 21 to June 27. People wanting to know how they can donate to Able Australia and help with the cause should simply visit au or call 1300 225 369.

Ruth Brain, Moyston Willaura Football Club President and Country Footy Legend

If you know someone who deserves recognition, tell us about it. From great players to great triers. From administrators to the people who give up their time doing the hundreds of little things that keep a club alive. Men and women. Young and old. Today and yesterday. If you know anyone who you think should be recognised as a Country Footy Legend, we’d like to know about it. If the person you nominate is chosen as our Legend for that month, you will receive a Sherrin footy signed by footy’s greatest living legend - Ron Barassi. The Legend will receive a framed certificate, also signed by Ron Barassi, while the Club will receive a $2,000 Footymart voucher.

For terms and conditions and full details on how to nominate a legend, go to

Funds appreciated: Rotary treasurer Richard Arnold presents a cheque to Mirboo North Secondary College teachers Alice O’Mara and Andrew McGrath.

Funds put kids first MORE than 140 people attended the Mirboo North Rotary Trivia Night recently, to raise funds for Mirboo North Secondary College. The winning table featured local teachers. Funds raised will go towards the school’s Duke of Edinburgh program. Rotary has teamed with Mirboo North Lions to pay the registration fees for a large group of Mirboo North students to enter the the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. This program was developed in response to a range of data indicating that Year 9 students were not engaged in their learning and

were feeling disconnected from school. College staff developed a learning program to address these issues. Students registered for the program will spend 10 periods a week on Community Breakout activities and 20 on traditional subjects. All students will work towards completing the Duke of Edinburgh Award. They will undertake three challenges: personal, physical and academic. During terms Three and Four, the community is the focus through four electives: CFA, Landcare, Fish for the Future, and Community Connections.

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Centennial Centre for Wonthaggi

Anthony Byrne MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, visited Wonthaggi to announce the $1.078 million grant under the Federal Government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP). Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Peter Paul, said the Commonwealth funding was a vital part of delivering the $1.5 million project. “Council has worked closely with Wonthaggi Rotary on this project and we have both committed funds, but without Commonwealth assistance, it would have been very difďŹ cult to realise this vision,â€? said Cr Paul. “The design for the Wonthaggi Centennial Centre includes a new Visitor Information Centre, community meeting and exhibition spaces and wireless computer area for public access. “The Centre will be built in Fincher Reserve, adjacent to the CBD of Wonthaggi. Securing this funding in our Centenary year is wonderful news!â€? In the original round of RLCIP in September 2009, Council’s application for just over $2 million funding for the Wonthaggi Centennial Centre project was unsuccessful. A second application for $1.078 million, including revised design concepts, was submitted in the second funding round. In his speech, Anthony Byrne MP, said the project was one of 48 funded in the current RLCIP round which received 393 applications. He praised the state-of-the-art design, its environmental considerations and the work the community had put into the project. Council’s Chief Executive OfďŹ cer, Allan Bawden, said Council had allocated $185,000 for the Centennial Centre. “As well as the Commonwealth funding and Council’s contribution we have a commitment of $30,000 from the Rotary Club

of Wonthaggi,â€? said Mr Bawden. “The State Government had also promised $250,000 through Regional Development Victoria, contingent on Commonwealth support for the project. So we will now be going back to them to secure that.â€? Mr Bawden said Council would also fund the project management and construction supervision costs associated with the project. Work on the Centre will begin as soon as possible. Cape Paterson architect, Caroline McPhee, was on hand for the announcement. Caroline won a competition to design a concept for the building, which she described as inspired by the formation of coal seams. Also in attendance were members of Wonthaggi Rotary Club, who have driven the project over many years, and staff from the current information centre. Cr John Duscher, the local ward councillor and Rotary member said he was extremely excited at the announcement. “Rotary initiated this project. We identiďŹ ed the site 15 years ago, committed $30,000 and ran the design competition,â€? said Cr Duscher. “I am so excited that we have reached the stage where we are here accepting this support.â€? The construction of a new Visitor Information Centre, as part of the Centennial Centre project, will improve the services offered to visitors and the tourism sector, as well as directing them to the State Coal Mine.

Abattoir secures $1m A LANCE Creek abattoir will receive $1 million from the State Government towards a multi-million dollar biogas project.

Top right: Funding announced: celebrating the funding announcement were, from left, Russell Broadbent MP (Member for McMillan), Anthony Byrne MP (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister), Caroline McPhee (architect and designer of Wonthaggi Centennial Centre), Cr Peter Paul (Bass Coast Mayor) and Allan Bawden (Chief Executive OfďŹ cer).

Tabro Resources will build a $7.8 million biodigester to collect and treat abattoir wastewater to generate biogas for use in a boiler. The biogas could also power a small co-generation unit and replace part of the natural gas used in other boilers. The Meeniyan community will also receive $8400 to undertake a feasibility study to help the community assess the feasibility of a community bank in the town. The funding was announced by Regional and Rural Development Minister, Jacinta Allan yesterday (Tuesday), as part of the government’s $631 million Ready for Tomorrow: A Blueprint for Regional and Rural Victoria program. The program will also fund the assessment for potential of developing surplus VicTrack land, speciďŹ cally the freight yards in Warragul, Sale and Bairnsdale. The former Leongatha railway yards were not mentioned.

Cuddling up: teddies mixed with history at Coal Creek Community Park at Korumburra on Sunday, when kids gathered for the giant Teddy Bears’ Picnic. Boys and girls joined in a bear hunt and competitions. Tasmin and Caydence Sanders enjoyed meeting the Big Bear.

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Welcome all


Behaviour just wrong THE revelation this week that teenagers are using mobile phones to create child pornography is disturbing. Parents, teachers and even other teens will be shocked to learn that inappropriate images are being created and distributed right here in South Gippsland. Such photos are taken as a means of extortion and subjecting the victim to bullying, or a way of gaining a partner. Korumburra Police and Korumburra Secondary College leaders are to be congratulated for acting swiftly in a bid to contain these shocking acts by holding forums for students and parents this week. Teenage girls have been sending photos of themselves dressed in underwear – and sometimes less – at the urging of boys in a bid to not only win their hearts but also it seems, to win higher social standing amongst their peers. Firstly, it is disgraceful to think such actions could gain friends. Secondly, it is unfortunate these girls do not have a greater sense of pride that would enable them to realise such behaviour is a terrible insult to themselves. Boys have a responsibility to treat girls with respect, otherwise as men in the future, they are likely to continue this denigrating attitude towards women. Everyone in the community, from brothers and sisters, to parents and volunteers who work with children, and the media, must behave as positive role models for how people should be treated. If teenagers are to learn, they must have appropriate influences, but perhaps those who carry the biggest sway are their mates. Teens must look out for their friends, tell them when something is right or wrong, and discourage the creation and distribution of child pornography at any time, yet alone when their friends – someone’s sister or brother, daughter or son – is at the centre of smut.

BRAD Lester’s report is very interesting. Your Mayor, Cr Fawcett is reported as saying that the 40ha rule brings your territory in line with the State rules, and thereby lies the problem. Over in the “North West”, a person may for example have a square mile of land (640 acres) which has a low productive output compared with Gippsland. In theory a person in the North West can split off six 40ha (100 acres) blocks with a negligible water supply and only 1214 inches of rainfall. These properties turn to dust in a long summer and command a much lower price than over here. The State Planning requirements should as a consequence, fit the region to which it applies instead of the “broadbrush” approach for all of the state and making it easy for the bureaucrats in Melbourne. Your senior planner is quoted as saying “Community groups want to protect agriculture in South Gippsland”. I don’t object to that. Let the “community groups” buy the land at market value. What could be simpler? Just put your money where your mouth is. It is in my opinion, best to introduce the new Rural Activities Zone (RAZ) for all land under 40ha, and give genuine farmers on 40ha or more genuine incen-

tives to buy out the vacant land next door and consolidate into larger holdings. Cash grants for this purpose could be had from extra rate revenue gained by allowing permits to further subdivide small holdings in the RAZ. We must remind ourselves how much more interesting Gippsland has become with the influx of more people and the wealth they bring to our region. New comers on their smaller holdings are growing such a diverse number of food types which vary from saffron to Boer goats to kaffir limes to deer etc. Warmblood and Arabian studs provide work for our youth. Those properties are in the main under 40ha. Wineries provide lots of opportunities for fencing contractors and the like. These contractors are very often the sons of genuine farmers. Let’s get some common sense in the discussions. The whole of Australia was unsubdivided once. Let’s spend our energy on other things that should also matter. A final thought. Why are Surveyors still allowed to draw up suburban blocks in such a way that for most new houses it is impossible to make them solar passive? Ian Honey, Darnum.

Funds should be optional I WAS somewhat taken aback to hear Cr Warren Raabe on the radio last week just prior to the council meeting citing his intention to put forward a change in the disbursement of the discretionary funds allocated to each councillor. I was even more disturbed by the outcome at the council meeting which was five to four in favour of reducing the sum from $10,000 to $4000, with the balance deducted to be fed into the Community Grants funds. This may at first appear to be a good idea, with more dollars available for grant funding, but did anyone ask the community groups what they thought? I know many groups who have benefited by the odd $200 here or $500 there, even up to $1000, and the councillors, who to date have allocated all their funds available, have been much in demand. Some councillors do not always have the same rapport with their respective communities and I do believe the sensible way to go would be for it to be an optional choice for each councillor. Often the community groups that benefit from the discretionary funds only need some small

amount, that would not be eligible under the grant system, plus they may not be in a position to wait the 12 months. In closing, I do hope that those councillors that voted this in may reflect and at some later date consider rescinding the original motion and maybe endorse a more flexible approach. Liz Morris, Mirboo North.

Microchipping vital

ON the morning of June 8 our little terrier was picked up near our home in Leongatha South, his collar was removed and he was driven some 40km before being dumped in Wonthaggi. Later in the day we were advised that he had been found and we were reunited with our pet later that evening. This cruel act could have ended in disaster and caused much distress to my wife and I, had our dog not been microchipped. The incident emphasizes the importance of microchipping in further ensuring the safety of our pets. Our gratitude goes to the person who found and fed our dog, and to the excellent Bass Coast Animal Management service. Ian Purbrick, Leongatha South.

VOXPOP! VOX What would you like to see built on the site of the old Korumburra saleyards?

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I’m not really sure, but it will probably become a shopping centre, so I guess that’ll do. Sean Ellicott Leongatha

Probably a shopping centre, so that all the shops are in the one area to make it easier on people when they want to shop. Christina Edwards Leongatha


I think a sports centre would be good, for sports that aren’t easily accessible anywhere else. Steve Moore Korumburra

I’d like to see a rest stop for people to be able to pull over and have a coffee. Harold Ford Toora

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MORE than 350 people inspected the new Broadbeach Resort in Inverloch on Sunday.

The place was only open for two hours, but the people poured in and enjoyed a coffee and a bite to eat before making their way around the resort. It is Inverloch’s newest resort, and is set amongst graceful heritage trees and pristine coastal grounds. This stunning complex offers so much, with the fully licensed bar and restaurant, Manna Gum, specialising in slow cooked Asian curries and contemporary Australian fare. There is a gold class cinema, as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a full size tennis court. The health and wellness centre allows visitors to work out in the fully equipped gymnasium under the supervision of an

Greg Roylance: the restaurant owner serving guests on Sunday.

internationally trained fitness crew. A spa is available, as well as a steam room for after the workout session to put all the pain at ease. For those who love to be pampered, a beauty salon with qualified hairdressers offers a range of services including Gippsland’s first organic colour systems. A wide range of massages are also available for either sport or pleasure needs. Broadbeach has a range of accommodation options, from motel to luxury two or three bedroom selfcontained units. The resort is also only a leisurely stroll to the beautiful sands of Anderson Inlet where visitors can take a swim, hire a kayak, windsurf or just sit and soak in the ambiance of the area.

Open time: manager Ross Splatt outside the new Broadbeach Resort.

Fitness fanatics: (from left) Callum Fidoe, Nikki Croft and Benjamin Selby-Hele were offering great deals to would-be customers.

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Teens rave over Turkey by Isaac McCallum AMAZING experiences, new friendships and delicious food were among the highlights of a visit to Turkey by three students.

Money for Turkish visit: business students Kim Marks, Ilene Page and Brea Holton with Jayden Stratton, hand over a cheque to Leongatha Rotarian, Col Byatt.

Speakers: (from left) Col Byatt, his wife Barb, Nicole Clark, Jayden Stratton, Olivia Fiddelaers and John Basarin spoke of their trip to Turkey at the Leongatha RSL recently. OTS9_C8


A simpler, fairer tax system. A stronger economy for everyone.

The world is changing. For our economy to remain strong for the years ahead, we need our tax system to change with it. Planning now for an ageing population by lifting the amount of super we all have will help all Australians to have a secure retirement. Cutting tax and paperwork will help small businesses grow and prosper, also contributing to our economic security.

The trio, Olivia Fiddelaers from Mary MacKillop, Leongatha Secondary’s Nicole Clark and South Coast’s Jayden Stratton, took part in Rotary’s exchange program to Turkey. They spoke of their experience to a crowd of 90 Rotarians at the Leongatha RSL last Monday week. Sixteen students went from Gippsland, and plans to grow the project have already begun, with other schools already committing to the cause. John Basarin, the Rotary chairman of youth exchange, and also a former Turkish citizen, has written six books on Gallipoli, so was very interested in getting these children to visit. “I think it’s important for the young people of Australia to see what it was like over there, and take it all in,” he said. Incoming Rotary president Col Byatt and wife Barb who chaperoned the students around the country, had a ball. “The kids were excellently well behaved, and hopefully we will see this project run forever and ever,” he said. The students also had a great time, and all agreed that they could not wait to go back one day in the future. Olivia Fiddelaers could not believe the size of Istanbul, a city of 21 million, but said her host family helped her feel more at home. “They were so welcoming, it was as if I’d lived with them all my life,” she said. Olivia also said that she would not trade anything for her “experience of a lifetime”, with Gallipoli and Lone Pine putting life into perspective. “The little issues don’t exist when you stand there and see all these soldiers’ graves, to think they did that for our country is really incredible,” she said. For Nicole Clark, she couldn’t put Gallipoli into words. “It’s something you’ve really got to see for yourself,” she said.

Nicole also made a note of the fact that she wouldn’t have considered visiting Turkey, but she was very glad to have experienced it. “I wouldn’t have gone unless I was asked, but then when it was time to go home I didn’t want to go,” Nicole said. Jayden Stratton believes the trip has assisted him to grow as a person, and Col Byatt could not agree more. “When Barb and I first met Jayden we couldn’t get boo out of him; now he’s a confident young man,” Mr Byatt said. Jayden spoke of food, (mainly his favourite, the Turkish delight) and his respect for the Anzacs. “Seeing all the graves at Gallipoli and Lone Pine, it’s a strange feeling, but I guess it made me proud to be Australian,” he said. The three, along with Col and Barb, attended the dawn service on April 25, and all of them agreed that the war sites were indescribable, and that they could never have fully understood the plight of the Anzacs without actually visiting the site. Money is now being raised to help bring four Turkish students to Australia on July 4, to experience the cultural differences between the two countries. Jayden’s school, South Coast Christian College, has raised money for the Turkish students to help out the Rotary Club. Three girls from the school’s business management class, taught by Len Clark, conducted a mini business enterprise, with the end result coming in the form of muffins. Kim Marks, Brea Holton and Ilene Page started the venture, and had to pay for it all themselves. They were reimbursed with the earnings, and the revenue went towards the Rotary Club. The girls and teacher Mr Clark were pleased with their efforts and happy to help out with the idea. Mr Byatt was on hand to accept the cheque, and was very pleased with the efforts made by Jayden’s peers. “It was touching to see these sights, and it’s important that we let the Turkish students see important places of interest to Australia, so we’re very grateful for this money,” Mr Byatt said.

And making sure all Australians share the wealth of our natural resources will allow us to build the foundations for a stronger future.

Water secrets unplugged

Making tax simpler and fairer now will help make our economy stronger in the long run.

STUDENTS learnt the ins and outs of water in South Gippsland recently.

Tax reform affects all of us, so it’s important to know what’s on the table. To find out more, call 1800 614 133 or go to

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Boys and girls took part in the Water Aware schools leadership program supported by the Smart Water Fund. The program culminated in a gala presentation evening at Leongatha Secondary College recently. Twenty-eight students learnt where water comes from, who uses it in the community, and where it goes. The Water Aware student teams for 2010 were: Leongatha Secondary College, Saint Laurence’s Primary School, Tarwin Valley Primary School, South Coast Christian College. The program is funded through South Gippsland Water and the Smart Water Fund, with Kath Herbert as education facilitator.

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ABOUT 60 people made the MS Walk in Leongatha recently a success. People from Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne and South Gippsland helped raise about $2000 for research into a cure. Rain held off as they used leg power to traverse Roughead, Bair, Ogilvy, Horn and Turner streets. The walkers, many of them resplendent in red, returned to McIndoe Park for lunch.

Cooking snags: Sue and Graham manning one of the barbecues in McIndoe Park.

Above: Family support: back, from left: Rory Challis, Barbara Challis, Peter Siggins, Paul Challis, Graham Challis and Vicki Poxon (holding two flags); front, from left: Zac Poxon, Natalie Challis, Kevin Warren (in chair), Steele Challis, Jazmyn Poxon and Finn Seabrook.

Ambassadors of the coast THREE Mirboo North Secondary College students went on a Coastal Ambassadors camp at Phillip Island last month. Year 9s Aasha Linn, Lachlan Getzendorfer and Moriah Campbell learnt about the marine environment and participated in water activities. Students also attended from schools in the Latrobe Valley, Foster, Wonthaggi and Trafalgar. Lachlan said building hanging boxes, surfing, planting plants, a trivia night and a visit to the Penguin Parade were among the activities. “We went sea kayaking on a freezing cold day and we came out purple,” he said. Lachlan said the Coastal Ambassador camp was to make the next generation aware of how people affect marine animals. “We saw a lot of graphic photos of penguins that got oiled,” he said. “It was actually really eye opening to see what happens when we drop a little bit of rubbish in the ocean or the gutters.”

It was one of the best camps Lachlan has ever been on. “From the first day everyone was getting to know each other and from there on we just clicked,” he said. “I liked going to the beach and I’ve seen a seagull dying in front of me because it had a beer thing around its neck.” Moriah from Mardan said surfing and kayaking were highlights of the camp. She will be more careful to recycle after the week long experience. “I will be a lot more conscious of what I do at home and what I buy,” she said. “I’m thinking of a job when I’m older as a ranger. I thought it would be a good camp because I like nature and hands-on activities.” Yinnar resident Aasha enjoyed seeing and learning about penguins. “I want to work with animals and I wanted to get out there more,” she said. “I would encourage people to go on it. It’s a really good camp and worth it.”

MS walk: Lynne Arnup, Noelene Warren, Peter Warren and Barb Challis.

Supporting so much more than country football. Country towns need healthy teams. Not just to win footy matches, but because healthy local sides bring country communities closer together. By partnering the VCFL, we know we’re helping a lot more people than just 18 blokes out on the field. We’re making everyone in the community feel more connected. In one way or another, that’s something we’ve been doing for years.

Coastal ambassadors: Year 9 students Aasha Linn, Lachlan Getzendorfer and Moriah Campbell attended a camp at Phillip Island last month.

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Whiting tops anglers’ lists KING George whiting are the most targeted species by anglers in Anderson Inlet.

Research funded in part by recreational fishing licence fees has revealed that during summer King George whiting was the primary target for 60 per cent of those who fish from a boat on Anderson Inlet and a third of shore anglers. Whiting was also a significant target species in other seasons. Executive Director of Fisheries Victoria, Anthony Hurst, said in terms of fish actually caught by anglers, sand flathead was the biggest component of boat-based catches. The prominence of sand flathead catches compared with its modest status as a target species suggests that a significant number are caught while targeting other species, or are caught by anglers who are fishing for pleasure and not targeting any species in particular. Australian salmon were a large com-

ponent of shore angler catches in all seasons and of autumn catches by people who fish from a boat. Other species recorded in fishermen’s catches included gummy shark, silver trevally, crabs, snapper, yellow-eye mullet and toadfish. Despite the high profile given to estuary perch in the Anderson Inlet estuary, fewer than 10 per cent of either boat or shore anglers target this species. Recent research indicates estuary perch have been abundant in Anderson Inlet. Depending on the season, between one third and a half of Anderson Inlet fishers were South Gippsland residents and a quarter were from Melbourne. Most were aged between 18 and 49, with 50-69 year old fishers preferring to fish in the warmer spring and summer months. For the full report visit www.dpi.vic. gov/fishing/feesatwork

Wetting the line: sand flathead are often caught in Anderson Inlet.

Learning a step ahead AT THE recent Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) Conference, our council representatives presented four initiatives for MAV advocacy to State and Federal government for support.

BOYS and girls are pursuing their favourite subjects with vigor at Wonthaggi North Primary School. As part of the school’s extension program, students explore a subject area in greater depth and at a more advanced level, a challenge for the most able student. Students are exposed to different teaching in an independent way, studying spelling, maths and English. Arts, social skills and leadership will be added later in the year. One program offers students a complimentary breakfast to reward their commitment and dedication to starting at 8am.

Number crunching: maths extensions students Jasmine Chambers and Imogen Kaye-Helmot work on netbook computers.

Teens show flair TEENAGERS are taking part in a competition to design websites for real companies. Leongatha Secondary College and Mary MacKillop Catholic College have entered teams in the program and are crafting outstanding websites. The Gippswebs for Business program is a Gippsland-wide competition. Teams are assigned to a local business Learning tricks: teacher Eric Masters with from which they gather information Mary MacKillop College students Kai Busch, and learn about the business’s daily Nicola Marriott and Michael Ginnivan, working operation, and develop a website to on a web page for Marriott’s Machinery. meet the business’s needs.

The competition is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop and showcase their skills in a number of areas such as: web development, data collection, teamwork, time management, research and presentation. Teams will complete their websites by the end of term two and winners will be notified at an awards night at Monash University Churchill on August 3. In 2009 Leongatha Secondary College was awarded a first and third place in the Gippsland-wide competition.

The first related to problem weeds. The State Government is currently focusing on eradicating emerging new weeds, which certainly has merit. However, in our region, existing weeds such as blackberry, thistles and ragwort are the major menace and we are asking for the State to recognise this and include their management in their ongoing strategies to avoid another cost shift to local government. The State’s draft Invasive Plant and Animal Policy Framework does not address the stalemate over responsibility for weeds on public land. We also asked for the State and Federal governments to commit to resourcing local authorities so that they can partner realistically with us in implementing public health planning, early years planning, and climate change and coastal planning. These issues were also supported by the five other Gippsland councils through GLGN to strengthen local government’s capacity to respond to the social, economic and environmental changes that shape our future. It was pleasing to note that all four submissions were passed with the almost unanimous support of the 79 Victorian councils represented, many of which had these issues in common. While these advocacy actions might seem remote from the day to day activities of council, it is important that we capitalise on these collective opportunities to press our cases for direct support and tangible action. Following the return of planning powers to council and the definitive criteria provided under the C51 Amendment, council has adopted monitoring and decision/delegation processes that give our planners full authority to determine planning permits. It is envisaged this, and the extra staff resources being made available, will streamline the process to meet the expected increase in applications. We again encourage affected landowners to submit their applications early to avoid congestion as the expiry date looms. Cr Jim Fawcett Mayor

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Arborists swing into jobs

ARBORICULTURE graduates of ECG McMillan have plenty to smile about, with the program notching up a 100 per cent employment success rate among students.

That figure is among students who completed the course over the past four years. Head of Rural Studies Babis Lagos, said it was a great outcome for ECG graduates and industry. “The South Gippsland and Phillip Island areas are strong employment areas for our arboriculture graduates who are working with local councils and private tree companies “The majority of our current students are already in jobs while undertaking training which reflects the skill demand and growth of this industry,” Mr Lagos said. Leongatha’s Peter Ryckes is working as an apprentice arborist with South Gippsland Shire as he undertakes training at ECG McMillan, while Wonthaggi’s Matthew Blackwell is working with MOJO Contracting while undertaking his training. Mr Ryckes said people will always be planting trees and there is increasing

awareness about planting the right type of trees for the area and tree care. “With this qualification, I will be able to work anywhere where people need help with trees,” he said. Matthew Blackwell said it was a great career because of the range of job roles and activities. “I am gaining skills in complex tree climbing and limb removal, as well as tree physiology, tree inspections, risk assessment and design of tree health care programs,” he said. Mr Lagos said regulations regarding public tree planting, maintenance and safety had created demand for qualified arborists by local councils, industry, developers, and private landowners. “We are attracting both men and women to the program because of the diversity of job roles within the arboriculture industry,” he said. ECG McMillan is opening a mid-year intake to the arboriculture program and is inviting employers with an interest in taking on a trainee or who wish to train existing staff in arboriculture to access the program. For further information phone Leongatha campus on 5662 6700 or Warragul campus on 5622 6000 or visit: www.ecg.

Mayor’s message Cr Peter Paul WE ALL love our pets, but it’s important to make sure that we look after them properly. Council provides a wonderful service to people who register their pets. While pet owners are responsible for keeping their pets on their own property, in the event of a mishap, the Community Safety Rangers can quickly return your cat or dog if it is registered. If your pet is microchipped, it is extremely quick and easy to reunite you and your pet. If your pet cannot be returned to you easily, then it may be impounded. The cost of registration is a small price to pay for this service. The pound is run in accordance with best practice animal welfare standards and is currently being upgraded at a cost of over $30,000. Additionally, the cost of running the pound is over $25,000 per annum, and in order to recoup some of these costs, a fee of $40 is charged for the release of your animal and $10 per day to pay for boarding costs. While it is a legal requirement that all dogs and cats of over three months of age are reg-

istered, unfortunately some people do not do the right thing. This not only leaves people open to fines and penalties, it also does not safeguard them in the event that the animal is lost. We also encourage desexing of pets. This reduces the number of unwanted animals in the community, and can help with animal behaviour problems. If you desex your animal, there is a significant reduction in the registration fee. Encouragement of desexing is working. There are currently 6358 animals registered, and of these, 5096 are desexed. In encouraging responsible pet ownership, council is keen to reduce the impact of pets on the environment. One of the key areas we target is “doggy do”. This has a negative impact on the environment and it certainly spoils other people’s enjoyment of the area where your pet has been! It is a legal requirement that people carry a bag to remove “doggy do” from public areas when they are walking their dog. Another key impact of pets on the environment is cats. Cats must be kept

on the owner’s property to minimise the impact of the cat on the neighbouring environment. It will also reduce the likelihood of cats killing wildlife that is precious to Bass Coast. We are very concerned at the impact of wandering cats and a trapping program is in place to manage this. Council spends approximately $20,000 on educating the community on responsible pet ownership. This is a sound investment in reducing the impact of pets on both the environment and on the community. To encourage responsible pet ownership and provide information and activities for pet owners, council will be holding a pet expo in San Remo in November, so stay tuned for further details on this event. We need a whole of community response to appropriate pet care. For more information please contact Council’s Community Safety team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278). Cr Peter Paul, Mayor, Bass Coast Shire Council,

Meals roster (Leongatha) Reformed Church Ladies, Mr & Mrs Hogan (21, 23, 24 & 25), National Bank (22) and St Peter’s ladies Guild will be responsible for the delivery of meals on wheels, the week beginning June 21, 2010.

Finding work: South Gippsland arboriculture students Matthew Blackwell and Peter Ryckes learn about tree health with fellow students Naomi and Toby Billington.

New face at chemist TERRY White’s pharmacy in Leongatha has employed a new pharmacist. Bridie Loughran, a former student of Mary MacKillop College in Leongatha, started work during April, after returning from Western Australia. “I’m recently from Wonthaggi and I’ve come home to be with my family again,” she said. After finishing a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, Ms Loughran headed across the Nullarbor, but she is glad to be back. “I plan to stay around for a while with my parents, brothers and sisters,” Working hard: Bridie Loughran is enjoying her employment at Terry White’s she said.


From pages past Historical snippets from The Star One year ago, June 16, 2009 A speeding driver caught doing 171 km/h was taken to Wonthaggi police station for a breath test. The test was done and the man was found to be 0.093, almost twice the legal limit. **** South Gippsland Shire Council approved the extension of the Target department store in McCartins Street, Leongatha. The works are to begin shortly. Five years ago, June 13, 2005 Preliminary Bureau of Meteorology figures show that May 2005 has been exceptionally dry and warm across Victoria. It is the driest month in South Gippsland in

70 years. **** A big crowd turned out for the opening of Wonthaggi’s new Big W store on Thursday, June 9. The day was capped off by a thrilling fireworks display. 10 years ago, June 13, 2000 Foster’s Theatrical Group has completed their season of Oliver. Big crowds gathered, and great shows were performed over the weekend. **** South Gippsland Shire will consider its verdict on the future of the Coal Creek Heritage Village at a committee meeting on June 21. The tourist attraction, which has

been suffering ongoing financial problems, has had three expressions of interest for changes. 30 years ago, June 17, 1980 Leongatha Youth Club has been given another lease of life through support of teenagers who were reluctant to lose their disco evenings. The disco sessions have been extremely popular, as well as profitable. **** One would not need to be a prophet to realise that Stony Creek is on the springboard to take out this year’s AFL flag. Stony Creek handed out a football lesson to MDU in what was the match of the year so far this season.

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Men, come on in AS its name suggests, South Gippsland Family Medicine is a clinic for everyone, though men are exceptionally well catered for.

The trouble, clinic partner Dr Fred Edwards said, was “getting the blokes down”. “There’s a full range of normal services here, including diabetes checks, cardio vascular and mental health and sexual difficulties, including erectile dysfunction. We’re pretty cluey in all of those areas,” Dr Edwards said. “We’ve got several male doctors here who have quite a wide training and experience in all of those things.” He said for many of the men in the region Q fever was a persistent risk, and something the clinic was fully trained to treat and vaccinate against. “That’s very important for the farmers,” Dr Edwards said. “We do a service regularly at the Lance Creek abattoir, whose employees are almost all men. I do feel, though, there are a lot of farmers who should call us and check on their own Q fever status.”

Anyone working with animals can be affected by the fever, which has very nasty effects for humans. “It’s a very bad, flu-like illness, which can relapse from time to time. It can really knock people about. It can put you on a disability pension,” he said. “It’s not particularly prevalent, but the risks are severe. It’s transmitted through the urine of cattle, as well as sheep and goats.” Dr Edwards said the clinic was also branching into mole photography, so people could find out whether they were at risk of skin cancer. Again, for men who work outdoors, it is a valuable service. “That’s really exciting. We’ll launch a service where people can be photographed. That will come about in a month’s time,” Dr Edwards said. “The working men of Gippsland get a lot of sun exposure. That’s a service that will be there for people to take advantage of. We’re hoping on a good uptake.”

Important issue: men’s health is special to these doctors at South Gippsland Family Medicine, from left, Dr Htay Htay Aung, Dr Hla Hla Wai, Dr Sujeewa Fernando, Dr Anil Patil (seated) and Dr Maurice Haddad.

Look after yourself now THE best thing that Australian men can do about their health in 2010 is to get proactive. Every positive change is a step towards better and longer lasting health and happiness. One of the easiest and most effective ways that you can take care of your health is by getting to know a GP and having a checkup once a year. By monitoring your health regularly and being aware of any illnesses or risks in your family history, you will be more likely of catching any health issues early and giving yourself the best chance at surviving potentially life threatening illness.

The benefits of regular exercise can be huge for physical, mental and sexual health. By getting into a routine that includes 30 minutes of physical exercise a day, you can be well on the way to ensuring your health for the future. Eating well is important for both mental and physical health, so you need to know what foods to eat in what quantities and what foods to avoid to minimise health risks. A balanced diet means eating a wide variety of healthy foods including plenty of vegetables, fruit and cereals (like bread, rice and pasta), some lean meat, chicken or fish, dairy products (milk, yoghurt, cheese) and lots of water. It’s a good idea to avoid fatty foods

and foods with lots of sugar in them. Quitting smoking is the only healthy option. There are a number of services available for those who want to quit. Speak to your GP or call Quitline on 131 848 for help. Recognising the symptoms of depression in yourself and others can be the first step to beating it. Symptoms include tiredness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest in work or other activities. Other things to look out for as risk factors include family history of mental illness, excessive alcohol consumption, drug use, stress, unemployment and chronic illness. Courtesy Men’s Health Week website.

Attention blokes THIS is a gathering every man should attend. To mark Men’s Health Week, Gippsland Southern Health Service is presenting a forum around the topic, “What Every Man Needs to Know”. Speakers will include urgologist, Mr Owen Hall, continence and urology nurse Ms Dianne Jones, and dietitian, Nicole Kellew. The event will be held on Friday, June 18 from 3 to 5.30pm at the Korumburra Community Room (former

Korumburra Shire office). Presenters will speak about prostate issues, including enlargement and cancer, plus healthy living choices, eating well and living well. Relationships, heart disease and diabetes, erections, sexual health, testosterone, alcohol and drugs, and depression will also be discussed. Guests will have an opportunity for questions and answers. To register, phone 0419 516 309 or email dianne.

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Trapped miners remembered ON FEBRUARY 15, 1937, Wonthaggi made front page news across Australia. There had been a massive explosion in a coal mine and 13 men were trapped underground. The whole town united in desperation to try and save them, but the fallen boulders and rubble jamming the tunnels formed a blockage of three quarters of a mile between the men and their rescuers. Toxic methane gas and thick black smoke filled the air in and around the mine. Down in the ruined tunnels, cutting and squeezing their way amongst the devastation, fellow miners risked their own lives, frantically trying to find their mates in time. But there was no hope. Deep in 20 Shaft, all of the trapped men perished. Now, in the centenary year of the Wonthaggi mines, these men will be honoured with the Australian premiere performance of the Miners’ Requiem. Directed by the composer, Larry Hills and featuring the Bass Coast Chorale with a full orchestra, the Miners’ Requiem tells the tale of the miners and their wives, of the events leading up to the explosion and of their tragic fate. Weaving through the story, the Latin text of the Requiem Mass unites the audience and performers in a beautiful and moving tribute. The Miners’ Requiem will be performed in the Wonthaggi Arts Centre on Saturday, June 19 at 8pm and Sunday, June 20 at 2pm. Tickets cost $15 (under 16 free) and are available from Wonthaggi Tattslotto by phoning 5672 4224.

Young visions evocative DISTINCTIVE art by two strong young women now features at Gecko Studio Gallery at Fish Creek. Celeste Whittle of Foster and Sarah Dingwall of Mount Martha are still in the early stages of their artistic journeys but are producing captivating and beautiful art with a confidence that belies their youth. In a joint exhibition entitled These Strange Places, Celeste presents works in oil and Sarah offers collage and glasswork. Celeste’s piece Prey makes one think they are being preyed upon by the penetrating gaze. It is the look of strength and confidence rooted in tradition and connection to the land of the ancestors and the supporting network all that provides. Celeste’s works are influenced by the layering of religion, folklore and farm life imbedded in the rural Sicilian culture. Her works draw on tales told by her family and the feeling the spirit of her late grandmother is around here. “My artworks are inspired by her strong energy and by the Sicily of my father’s childhood and of its folklore. So therefore, while travelling I was pulled towards Sicily by my heart strings,” she said.

“One of the first things I noticed when I finally got there was that Sicily is entrenched with Catholicism. It runs as deep and vast as its dry, rocky terrain and it is just as imposing and severe. “There are icons dedicated to Christ and Madonna everywhere, from grottos carved into the side of walls, to statues glowing with neon lights flickering among the meat in the butcher shop window. “There is the Virgin Mary hanging above the bed when you go to sleep and staring at you piously when you wake. “Christ is always portrayed like any true Sicilian – in a dramatic way. He wears an expression of tragedy and despair, his face is bloodied and contorted. He is clearly in agony, bearing the weight of all mankind’s sins.” Sarah’s stunning glass rings have been sold at the gallery for some time and the latest exhibition features more complex glassworks. “I aim to utilise the properties that are unique to glass; its clarity, magnification and permanence. My approach sees glass used as a means to preserve, document and display,” she said. “My current body of work is a dialogue on the idea that moments and memories can be counted as evidence of ex-

Unusual take: goats, a chook and poppies converge in this mystical piece by Celeste Whittle. istence – proof can be found in what once housed life. In this, I’ve combined simple words, pieces of nature, and other things that once housed life in an attempt to highlight their evidential qualities in an archival style. “My work in collage similarly aims to capture pieces of life and fleeting moments as old papers, thoughts and figures are neatly gathered together behind glass.” Sarah took part in an exhibition by Monash University

graduates at the Alliance Française, showing glasswork with found natural objects. “I try to keep the glass components quite simple to the point where the work is much more about the found objects than the glass,” she said. “I very much enjoy the process of searching for materials to use in my glasswork, as well as in my collage work.” The exhibition runs from June 20 to July 17. Gecko Studio Gallery is at 15 Falls Road, Fish Creek.

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Jumping Schizophrenia barrier FORTY-THREE South Gippsland FOCAS members and supporters celebrated Schizophrenia Awareness Week with a lunch at the Wonthaggi Golf Club recently. FOCAS is a self help/mutual support group for people with mental health issues, their carers, family members and friends. It has been working successfully in Bass Coast Shire for the past six years and members like the positive approach that has seen many of them enjoying their lives to the full. FOCAS members believe they can accomplish

independence and a fulfilling life, and they have support from community agencies throughout the shire. There are numerous success stories and the mutual support they give and receive can work miracles. The group also has regular social outings and works hard at promoting mental health awareness. The Wonthaggi WHO (We Help Ourselves) group works closely with FOCAS and meets monthly at Mitchell House. It is an advocacy/ action group for people with a disability. For more information about FOCAS and the WHO group contact Nancy on 5674 4628 or Sue on 0403 693 234.

Chickens on the run KORUMBURRA Secondary College has had a few new pupils attending a Year 10 psychology class recently. Chickens that hatched recently are now picking up learnt behaviours from the students. Imprinting, as it is called, is the process of training the chickens to come when called or motioned by the students. The chicks respond to the voice and hand signals, due to a trust gained from students, which involved cuddling them for a while to gain familiarity. “Then we moved our

Bishop visits BISHOP Christopher Prowse visited St Laurence’s Primary School in Leongatha last Tuesday, to talk confirmation with Grade 6 students. Confirmation is the third of the sacraments, after Baptism and the Eucharist. The bishop put the question to the students, asking them what they thought confirmation was, what they felt it meant, and how it will change them. The children were prepared to answer, and impressed Bishop Prowse with their knowledge of the sacraments, and also the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. The students, along with Bishop Prowse, decided that the most important gift was counsel, or right judgement, that will allow them to make clear decisions in the next few years.

Some Saints names featured were Patrick, Colette and Rose of Lima. The Bishop inquired about the students’ choices, why they chose the Saints and who they were. Bishop Prowse believes that Australians in this day and age can be very confused about religion, so it is important to learn about it while young. Bishop Christopher Prowse will be confirming the children at 2pm on June 27, at the Catholic Church, Leongatha.

Confirming beliefs: Bishop Christopher Prowse came to talk to the students of St. Laurence’s about confirmation. He is with (from left) Riley Smith, Oliver Maclean and Julian Patterson.

hands away and the chickens moved towards the warmth, and when we moved even further away they still followed,” student Loni Jeffs said. One familiarity was formed when the students sent the chickens through a trust exercise. The birds moved through cylinders, acting on trust only to be sure safety met them on the other side. Now the chickens respond to the students, and chase after them when they walk away.

Not chickening out: Loni Jeffs and Daniel O’Flaherty took on the challenge of training their chickens.

Changes afoot TWENTY-THREE members attended the June meeting of Tarwin Lower Red Cross. It was great to see three men in attendance. A few of our members have gone north for the cold months. Reports were given for Telecross by Terri, and Val reported that 12 members attended the morning tea at the Tarwin Lower Hall in aid of cancer. Our next meeting is the annual general meeting at 11.30am, followed by lunch, on Tuesday, July 6. For further information please contact Val on 5663 2262. Our guest speaker, Helene Hayes spoke on the restructure of Red Cross Australia wide, as we are now not state based. It was very interesting, with many members asking a lot of questions. A lovely afternoon lunch and get-together finished off the day.

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Students battle street sleeping A YEAR 10 Advanced English class is fighting homelessness on the streets of Melbourne.

The 16 students and their teacher at Mirboo North Secondary College have been captured with concern for homeless people. They are raising money to purchase “Backpack Beds” that protect those forced to sleep on the streets. The beds fold into backpacks, and are fire proof, wind proof and anti-mildew. Last week they had a Backpack Bed and statistics about homelessness on display in the library to inform the school community about the issue and their plans. The next casual clothes day at the school will raise money for the

Swags for Homeless organisation. One night soon the class will sleep in fridge boxes at the school to raise further awareness of the plight of the homeless. Teacher Andrew McGrath said a class of students helped the Philippines team attend the Homeless World Cup two years ago. “This year we thought, what else can we do,” he said. “When we saw we could purchase a swag for $60, we thought, ‘Let’s run a campaign around that in the school,’ and hopefully link it into the community after that.” Elliyah Salingel, a student in the Advanced English class, said the Backpack Beds were a practical way to help. “It wasn’t just sending money to some big company,” she said. The class also listened to a

presentation from a man who was Sleep tight: MNSC student Elliyah formerly homeless. “He was really good and gave us Salingel in a Backpack Bed. an idea of what it is actually like to be homeless. He was from the local area so we could relate to him,” Elliyah said. The study of homelessness is part of a focus on social awareness. A reflective essay, letter submissions, brainstorming and public speaking are part of the unit. Students are also keen to travel to Melbourne to see facilities available for homeless people. Already the class’s homelessness focus is winning them plaudits from Swags for the Homeless organisers. They were impressed the school was taking more interest in the issue than many suburban schools. The school may even be used as a case study about how schools can tackle the issue.

Doctors train with pigs SEWING up a cut in a pig’s trotter may not seem like a skill useful for general practice, but it has proved a very practical training tool for a group of local doctors. The group, all general practice registrars working in Gippsland, cut, stitched and practised their other surgical skills as part of an education workshop run by getGP (Gippsland Education and Training for General Practice). Pig skins and trotters are an integral part of the surgical skills day because they are the most similar to human skin. The registrars, including Dr Anita Dhar from Leongatha Healthcare, are qualified doctors who are undergoing further training so they can specialise in general practice. They learnt biopsy techniques, simple and complex suturing, cosmetic tips and sebaceous cyst treatment.

Milpara news UPDATES from Milpara Community House at Korumburra for this week:

Learning skills: Dr Anita Dhar, from Leongatha Healthcare, is in deep concentration with other doctors at the surgical skills session.

The next meeting of the Fibromyalgia Support Group will be Thursday June 17 at Milpara Community House, 21 Shellcott’s Road, Korumburra from 1pm. ***** For the Blokes meets every Friday morning from 10am to 12 noon. These sessions give men an opportunity to discuss issues that are relevant to them. For further information contact Colin on 5655 2510 or leave a message on 0428 520 034. *****


Church Times ARIES - March 21 - April 20

A loved one seems a little difficult. It’s up to you to try a little tenderness. The week stresses education, formal and informal. Be extra careful in tackling outdoor repairs. TAURUS - April 21 - May 22

A colourful adventure and some spicy news make this a lively week. Your partner may be in a giddy mood, but you have your own problems getting down to earth now. GEMINI - May 23 - June 21

This is an excellent time to close deals. It seems you are being tested quite a bit this week. Keep your temper in check. Work takes second place to romance and your companion is delighted. CANCER - June 22 - July 22

Children are in the picture a lot and you could be pleased to discover that you are a role model. On the weekend you may run into a former friend or admirer and you could be lost for words. LEO - July 23 - August 22

An adventurous weekend, that’s an understatement. Wherever you are, adventure will follow you. Everyone is listening to you, for once, so speak your mind. You may never again have such an opportunity. VIRGO - August 23 - September 22

Outstanding career possibilities are opening up. A romantic setback can be reversed now. Financial gains start around Thursday. Diet stresses moderation and variety. LIBRA - September 23 - October 22

You could find yourself untangling a network of conflicting ideas at the workplace and in the neighbourhood. Impulses are weak now. Stay clear of financial personalities. SCORPIO - October 23 - November 21

If there is any pattern to the week, it’s the pattern of a patchwork quilt. Financial upturns, legal transactions, office politics and romance entanglements are all part of the design. SAGITTARIUS - November 22 - December 22

Recent uncertainties, especially romantic ones, clear up by the weekend. Show more initiative on the job - you are being observed right now. Play down extravagances, yours and your family’s. CAPRICORN - December 23 - January 20

The current emphasis is on simplification, in your decor, in your dress, and in your whole approach to romance. Motives of friends may not be interpreted correctly. AQUARIUS - January 21 - February 19

No sooner do you catch up, than you are overwhelmed with work and visitors and everybody’s problems. Recruit help and guard your health carefully. Get someone to pamper you. PISCES - February 20 - March 20

Research of all types is featured now. If you are planning any kind of surprise and you don’t do your homework, you could be in for a disappointment. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK

It is no coincidence that so many people born this week have been philanthropists and entertainers. You are kind and funny, but also a slave of habit.

ANGLICAN: Wednesday, June 16: 9.30am Woorayl Lodge HC; 10.15am Koorooman House HC; 11am St Peter’s Mid-Week HC. Friday, June 18: 7.30pm St David’s, Meeniyan HC. Sunday, June 20: 8am St Peter’s HC; 10am St Peter’s Contemporary Worship with HC. ST MARY’S ANGLICAN CHURCH: Mirboo North. Phone 5668 1346. Holy Communion 8.30am: Worship and Sunday School 10am. ST PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH: Korumburra: Sunday 9.30am and Wednesday 11.30am. Poowong: Second and fourth Sundays, 11am. ST GEORGE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH: Wonthaggi. Sunday, 10.30am: Holy Communion & Sunday School; Monday, 7.30pm: Holy Communion; Wednesday, 8.45am: Christian prayer & meditation, 10am: Holy Communion. CHURCH OF ASCENSION: Inverloch, Sunday, 9am: Holy Communion & Sunday School; Tuesday, 9am: Christian prayer & meditation; 10am: Holy Communion; Thursday 7.30pm: Holy Communion. 5th Sunday services, alternating at Wonthaggi & Inverloch, contact Rev Bruce Charles for details, 5672 3984. ASSEMBLIES OF GOD: Prom Coast Community Church Inc. - Foster Community House, Station Street, 10am: Sunday. Sunday School and Creche operates. Pastor Bill Watson 5686 2248. A.O.G. Inverloch - Cnr Bear and McIntosh Street, Inverloch. Sunday Service 10am; Imagine Christmas Day Service 9am. Contact: Jeff Robertson, 0418 125 832 or Imagine Burwood 9888 7466. Korumburra Southern Hills A.O.G. - 4 Mine Rd, 10am and 6pm: Sunday. Also Children’s Church and Creche. Contact: Pastor Vic Butera 5655 2478. Youth: Neville Stuart ph. 0407 343 219. Leongatha South Gippsland Liberty Fellowship - 17 Michael Place, Leongatha. Sunday services: 11 am and 7pm. All enquiries contact Pastor David Stegmann 5662 2785. Office: 5662 3100. Wonthaggi A.O.G. - Billson Street, 10am: Sunday. Contact: Pastor Barry Smith 5672 3984. CHRISTIAN REVIVAL CRUSADE: 40 Hughes Street, Leongatha. Sunday, Morning Service 10.30 am: Inspirational Service, 6.30pm: Children’s Church 10.30am: Home cells weekly; Kids Club Wednesdays 4pm Guide Hall. For all enquiries contact 5664 5455. THE CHURCH AT ARCHIES CREEK: Meeting every Sunday at Archies Creek. Morning Commu-

nion Service 11 am: Evening Holy Spirit Revival 6pm: Phone: Ps. Chris Chetland 5674 3867 or 5672 4660. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST: Saturdays, Church service 10am., Leongatha Sabbath School - 11.30am. CATHOLIC: St Laurence’s Parish Leongatha: 5 pm Mass Saturday, 11am Mass Sunday. Tarwin Lower: In St Andrew’s Union Church, 5pm winter, 6pm summer Mass Saturday. Meeniyan: 9.30am Mass, 1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays and 11am, 2nd and 4th Sundays. Mirboo North: 11am Mass, 1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays and 9.30am Mass, 2nd and 4th Sundays. St. Joseph’s Parish Korumburra: 9.30am Sunday Mass. Loch: 5pm/6pm Daylight saving Sunday Mass. Wonthaggi: Saturday evening 6.30pm: Evening Mass; Sunday, 10.30am: Mass. Inverloch: Sunday 9 am: Mass. KORUMBURRA’S AGLOW: First Monday every month at Korumburra Day Centre, Korumburra Hospital, Bridge St., Korumburra at 7.45pm. Inquiries phone 5657 2214. GIPPSLAND CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Strongly family oriented church meets at the Senior Citizens Centre, Mirboo North, Sundays: 4-5.10pm Communion, 5.15-6pm Bible Studies for Adults, Youth and Children. Friday evenings: Home Fellowships 7.30pm; Youth Activities. Enquiries: 5668 2226 Bob Stevens. SALVATION ARMY LEONGATHA COMMUNITY CHURCH meets at 52 Anderson Street (South Gippsland Highway) - Sunday: Family Worship at 10am: Kid’s Club - Tuesday, 4 - 5pm; mainly music, Thursday 10am. All welcome. Please contact Captain Martyn and Heather Scrimshaw, ph. 5662 5122. SALVATION ARMY WONTHAGGI COMMUNITY CHURCH meets at 149 McKenzie Street every Sunday at 11am for Family Worship. Kids' Club - every Tuesday at 4 pm, Women's Group - Wednesday at 1.30pm, and Playgroup - Friday 9.30am. Evening Ladies' Fellowship - First Monday each month and Youth Groups held monthly. All welcome. Please contact Lt. Robyn and Max Lean. Ph. 5672 1228. PRESBYTERIAN: Weekly Worship Service 10am Sunday, corner Bent and Turner Streets, Leongatha. Phone Rev. Dr D. Clarnette 0409 236 981 or elderCol Rump 5662-2107. CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH: Reformed Church

meeting at the corner of Peart and Brown Streets. Sunday family service at 10.30am. (10am daylight saving time), creche and Sunday School available. Teaching service at 7.30pm. Fortnightly youth activities. Home Bible Fellowship groups. Contact 5662 2762. Minister: Rev. Ron Nauta. UNITING CHURCH: Leongatha: Sunday, June 20, 9am and 10.45am. “Life to the Max” 7pm. Tarwin Lower: 10.30am. Mirboo North: 9.30am. Meeniyan: 10am. Wonthaggi: Sunday 9.30am, Family Service, all welcome. Inverloch: Sunday 11am: Korumburra: Sunday, 9.30am: Rev. Pastors Gavin and Sue Sharp, 5655 1997. Arawata: 11.30am 1st & 3rd Sundays. Kongwak: 11.30am 4th Sunday. BAPTIST CHURCH KORUMBURRA: 39 Mine Rd, Korumburra. Service and Sunday School 10.30am. Pastor Ian Wilkinson. Phone 5658 1366. BAPTIST CHURCH WONTHAGGI: Cnr McBride & Broome Crescent, Wonthaggi. Morning Service & Children’s Activities, Sunday 10am. Weekly activities see, Pastor Geoff Pegler 5672 4769. MEENIYAN CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Sunday, 10am: Meeniyan Youth Club Hall. COMBINED CHURCHES WONTHAGGI / INVERLOCH: 4th Sunday each month at 7pm. SCOTS PIONEER CHURCH: Mardan South. Pleasant Sunday Afternoons on the last Sunday of each month at 2pm. See occasional ad in this paper for details. For enquiries phone 9853 6627. FISH CREEK UNION CHURCH: 1st & 3rd Sundays, 9am; 2nd & 4th Sundays, 7pm. Contacts: Fran Grimes 5683 2650, Sue Poletti 5663 6325.

Our Walking Group meet at the Richard Street football oval rain, hail or shine every Monday and Wednesday at 8am. Starting with easy warm ups, they walk to suit their own level of fitness, finishing with some gentle exercises and stretching. ***** The Well Women’s Clinic with Evie Harle (GSHS) provides pap smears, blood pressure checks and information on women’s health issues. Bookings essential, please contact the friendly staff at Milpara Community House on 5655 2524. Cost $8.

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ACROSS Dog (4-7) African (4) Meal (8) Blush (6) Rope (6) Zodiac sign (6) Fat (6) Tree (8) Trade (4) Sparkle (11)

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DOWN Fish (8) Purloined (6) Language (6) Essence (4) Rut (6) Beast (5) Retire (8) Horrified (6) Composition (6) Fight (6) Dodge (5) Hop (4)

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8226 ACROSS 6. Become clear, as your future will do to the fortuneteller? (11). 7. Wolf, shut up (4). 8. In the end I freed the bird caged (8). 9. Having put on an undergarment, dress (6). 10. He can make ice hot! (6). 12. Set out to get the woman’s same (6). 15. Someone dressing in the kitchen (6). 17. A bit out of place in the collection and pathetic (8). 19. Going so far as to have a number topless (4). 20. What an actor who’s got ahead will do? (4,3,4). DOWN 1. When you see a dentist, do they, too? (3-5). 2. The hard court, creating a stir in front of (6). 3. He’s on the roof taking the sun, subsequently (6). 4. He’s got equal with one in rank (4). 5. It’s hard to divide by a quarter (6). 6. What the royal dentist will do? (5). 11. A Scandinavian probably will be the favourite (4-4). 13. Not enough for the little blighter in blue (6). 14. Denies harassing the brutes (6). 15. He got his own back on the way (6). 16. Change myself, in the end (5). 18. He’s the one that has the transport (4).

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READ about this stunning Toora North property, available through First National Prom Country, on page 28.

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Life on the edge L

IVE in a four bedroom brick veneer home on Korumburra’s edge. Growing families and retiring dairy farmers are particularly likely to find this home, with two separate living areas, appealing. Walk through the front door and arrive in the formal lounge and dining area, with bay window, that is warmed by an electric heater. Then you go through to the galley kitchen, with solid timber benchtops, plenty of cupboard space and recently installed dishwasher and stove. A family room, with access outside, is off this area. At the end of the house is a rumpus

room with a wood heater sending warmth through the whole open plan living area. The main bedroom has an en suite and bay window, and all bedrooms have builtin robes. Quality drapes, floor coverings and slate tiles – in the high traffic areas – have been used. Entertainers will surely appreciate the extensive undercover areas. The gardens are well established, with lovely flora, native trees and shrubs along with extensive paving. There’s a double carport at the front of the house and also a lock-up workshop. This home has a rural feel and has been highly maintained by fastidious owners.

At a glance: Location: 64 Shellcotts Road, Korumburra. Price: $299,500. Agent: SEJ, Leongatha. Contact: 5662 4033, Lyle Miller 0408 515 665 or Barry Redmond 0418 515 666.

Auction action ABOUT 35 attended the of “Waratah by SEJ on June 4.

people auction Creek” Friday,

The 266 acre property, on two titles, at Falls Road, Fish Creek attracted two bidders. However it was passed in at $5800 an acre. The property was later sold at a higher price. “Waratah Creek” also featured a four bedroom home, orchard, stockyards and large dam.

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Turrawan on 10 acres O

VERLOOKING some of Leongatha’s finest landscape, this superb property is bursting with charm and appeal.

Set on 10 very sought after acres, with a definite feel of no neighbours, this four bedroom home has been tastefully renovated with a modern kitchen, polished boards, reverse-cycle air conditioning, modern bathroom, large laundry and a sliding glass door to decking, taking advantage of the view. Outside is a large 20 x 30 lockup shed, chook pen, orchard and an abundance of water with three x 5000 gallon tanks, 1000 gallon tank for the garden and a large dam that never empties. The beauty of the this property is that it is situated only five minutes from

Leongatha, with school bus route handy and the hard work is done. Allotments such as this are getting harder and harder to find and are selling quickly.

At a glance Location: 90 Garvies Road, Nerrena. Price: $559,000. Agent: Stockdale & Leggo, Leongatha. Contact: 5662 5800.

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History in the making N

AMED after Tom Coney, who owned the land for the better part of the last half century, the centrepiece of “Tom’s Place” is the recently artisan-built home, positioned perfectly in its surroundings.

On an east-west axis, the passive solar home has banks of north-facing double-glazed windows to frame the spectacular outlookbright green pastures that roll down to the long Walla Walla Creek boundary and beyond, to neighbouring pristine bushland, protected by a covenant, where lyrebirds practise their skilful mimicry. The three bedroom, split level home is warm, both literally and figuratively, with a variety of timbers selectively reclaimed from the original settler’s cottage, and from

materials Tom had collected from his earlier career as a well-respected master builder in post-war Melbourne. Although Tom didn’t see his vision realised, another artisan-builder, Trevor Smith has taken these pieces of history and respectfully created a new story. The timbers have been artfully incorporated in flooring, dado walls, doors and door frames, and integrate seamlessly with the contemporary feel of the home. The first impression when entering is “Wow”- your eye is led across the beautiful detailing of the landing, over the void to the open plan living area below, and through the full-height windows on the north side to the bushland beyond. On the upper level is a bathroom and two bedrooms (the main bedroom spilling onto its

own deck), and the lower level comprises the living zone, utilities and third bedroom. High speed satellite broadband and satellite television fixtures are included. There is direct access to the double garage, part of which has been reallocated to an office. The home is designed for indoor-outdoor living and the immediate surrounds are level and landscaped with low-maintenance native species, water features and attractive retaining walls. Add to this, 46 acres of productive pastures, stockyards and crush, large lock-up steel workshop with additional parking, multiple shedding, dams, water which may be drawn from the permanent creek, perfect privacy, and you have an enviable lifestyle package with income potential.

At a glance Location: 49 Turner’s Road, Toora North. Price range: $535,000 to $585,000. Agent: First National Prom Country, Meeniyan. Contact: 5664 0224.

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Prom Country N AY PE D O SUN IS TH


History in the Making

Dollar Dazzler!

Positioned perfectly in its surroundings, “Tom’s Place” will appeal to those who appreciate a craftsmanbuilt home that combines energy-efficient principles, a seamless integration of new and reclaimed materials from the original cottage, a functional 3 bedroom split-level floorplan, and a contemporary aesthetic. Add to this, 46 acres of pasture, dams, long creek frontage, plenty of shedding, workshop, stockyards and crush, and gorgeous views too! An enviable lifestyle package with income potential. INSPECT Sunday, June 20 @ 1.00 - 1.30pm Address 49 Turners Road, TOORA NORTH $535,000 - $585,000

On approximately 3.7 acres, with gorgeous views and established farm-style gardens, this character farm home includes bright kitchen, meals/sitting room, spacious lounge, three bedrooms, bathroom, and mud room. Features wood heater and polished floorboards. External infrastructure includes separate bungalow, disused brick dairy and other shedding, paddocks, stock run, ramp, orchard, vegie garden and established European trees. About 10 mins to the excellent Dumbalk Store. Bedazzled! INSPECT Sunday, June 20 @ 2.00 - 2.30pm Address 930 Dollar Road, DOLLAR $295,000 - $325,000 N AY PE D O SUN IS TH

9 966m2

11 896m2

12 831m2

Gone Fishing!

Cosy Country Cottage

Unit Trust

Lots of Land

Opportunity to dress this attic-style cottage on 2.5 acres, minutes from Wilsons Prom. 3 bedrooms, open plan living, wood heater, and alternate plus mains power. A shed, plus permit for a big carport and second verandah. In a word... fun!

Enjoying winter sunshine through picture windows, elevated views, short walk to Fish Creek township. Open plan living, new kitchen, 2 bedrooms and enclosed carport, big established yard, solar hot water, scope to extend. A real cutie!

Brand new unit on a cottage allotment, on its own title. Spacious living zone of kitchen, casual dining & lounge is light filled, 2 bedrooms, ensuite-style bathroom, auto garage with direct in-home access. Many more trusted features.

3 rare lots in a court location. Rural outlooks with northerly aspects. Gentle fall. Select from 830, 890 or 960sqm. Ready for you to design & build on. Realistically priced to be sold. All local services available. Lots of Opportunity!

INSPECT By Appointment INSPECT By Appointment Address 245 Shellcott Road,YANAKIE Address 41 Old Waratah Road, FISH CREEK $275,000 - $300,000 $195,000 - $220,000

IINSPECT Sunday 20th June @ 12.30 – 1.00pm INSPECT By Appointment Address 8 Eldon Court, MIRBOO NORTH Address Lots 9, 11 & 12 Eldon Court, $230,000 MIRBOO NORTH $85,000 Each N AY PE D O SUN IS TH

“Hen’s Teeth” in Hallston

Big and beautiful, inside and out

“As rare as hen’s teeth” describes this 16 acre (approx) property in a tranquil locality, amidst a beautiful rural environment only 15km or so from either Mirboo North or Leongatha. Comfortably drive over the entire holding, which has a simple home with an abundance of space, including a large open plan living zone, 5 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Plenty of potential for improvement, so add your flair, and upgrade the value. Realistically priced for a “sooner rather than later” sale - enquire early. INSPECT By Appointment Address 2615 Grand Ridge Road, HALLSTON $265,000 - $295,000

Quiet court location with serene rural views, this 38sq home is set to impress. On a beautifully landscaped 1.25 acres, the quality-built home has a flexible floorplan. There are two living zones, one which spills onto an elevated north-facing deck to soak up the views, & a second living room with soaring ceilings & wet bar. There are 5 bedrooms, a study, 2 bathrooms & a spa room! Other features include ducted vacuum, intercom system, double garage, workshop and much more! INSPECT Sunday, June 20 @ 1.30 - 2.00pm Address 1 Elizabeth Court, MIRBOO NORTH $430,000 - $470,000





“Tulip Tree Cottage”

A Parkland Princess

TOORA ~ prime office freehold

Original Victorian cottage, renovated and redecorated, new kitchen & bathroom, elegant living room, 3 charming bedrooms, outdoor entertaining amidst beautiful mature gardens. Bay windows, high ceilings, rosettes, Baltic pine floors.

Facing the flowing lawns of Baromi Park, this original cottage has been extended, renovated & re-roofed. Now an ideal 3 bedroom, 2 living room house. Near-new kitchen, large front porch, rear covered deck, carport and good size shed.

Enjoying prominent street presence in Toora’s main street, this fully renovated office comprises showroom/reception, 4 offices, storeroom, kitchen, and bathroom. 512sqm flat block with lock-up steel shed and rear access. Outstanding value!

INSPECT Sunday, June 20 @ 11.45 - 12.15pm INSPECT Sunday, June 20 @ 11.00 - 11.30am Address 6 Ridgway, MIRBOO NORTH Address 19 Couper Street MIRBOO NORTH $250,000 - $275,000 $225,000 - $250,000

INSPECT By Appointment Address 49 Stanley Street, TOORA $190,000 - $210,000

TOORA ~ 6 Acres with a Permit! MEENIYAN – The Highest Possible Profile? Another Meeniyan opportunity presents itself here with a limited timeframe to secure the old Roadhouse and associated land and buildings before it leases out to new tenants! On 2400sqm (approx) with supremely prominent highway exposure across the road from the insanely busy Moo’s at Meeniyan restaurant and just before the turning point to the Prom. Ideas – a tourist emporium, a new roadhouse complex, a major art gallery, the sky’s the limit and the opportunities are endless. INSPECT By Appointment Address 80 Whitelaw Street, MEENIYAN $250,000 - $275,000

93 Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan ~ 5664 0224

Lush green pasture with 360 degree views over surrounding hills. Franklin River at the gate, a planning permit in place and options for your dream home site! Toora is about to take off with a big new employer, so here’s your chance! INSPECT By Appointment Address 380 Lamont Drive, TOORA $170,000 - $198,000

Sunday is the day most buyers do their real estate shopping! 75% of our Leongatha, Mirboo North and Meeniyan properties are SOLD because we conduct Open Homes on Sundays, and our offices are OPEN SUNDAYS. Substantially increase your chance of a great result... Call and talk to us any day, even Sunday!

Selling Properties


allen bartlett 0417 274 624

kaz hughes 0417 516 998

lisa williams 0438 133 385

84 Ridgway, Mirboo North ~ 5668 1660

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Mud brick home on acre T

HIS extremely private Leongatha setting offers a treasure trove of features all on one acre of land, and an easy walk to everywhere.

With family in mind, this package includes a three bedroom, plus study, mud brick home as well as a granny flat out back. A full kitchen renovation (six years young) offers timber walls and cupboards, black bench tops, stainless dishwasher and under bench oven, electric hotplates, and slate flooring. The open plan living of the kitchen/lounge room enables you to keep an eye on the kids while cooking meals at the same time, as an unusually shaped hexagonal wood fire or a gas heater keep you toasty and warm. A second large living area features timber flooring and walls, timber cathedral ceilings and glass sliding doors, which look out over the gardens. At a glance Location: 30a Bent Street, Leongatha. Price: $485,000. Agent: Alex Scott & Staff, Leongatha. Contact: 5662 0922.

The bathroom features a bath with shower over, single basin vanity and tiled walls. The two toilets are a must for 21st century living, and the bedrooms offer built-in robes, timber venetians on the windows and quality carpets. A stunning garden includes an abundance of fruit trees, exotic and native trees and shrubs, walking tracks and one of the best avocado trees in town. There’s a massive 19m x 10m (approx) garage as well as a carport and storage room. For the rowdy teenager, a granny flat out the back is a perfect place to get away from it all. With a sheep grazing paddock and potential subdivision (STCA), this is definitely one to look at. Contact Andrew or Peter for further information.

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Best of both worlds S

ELDOM does a property offer ocean, inlet, rural and Prom views.

But “Hill Top House” has it all. Only 4km from the heart of Inverloch, it is surrounded by 2.4 acres of native garden and bird life. It’s the perfect location for a Bed and Breakfast or simply a lifestyle property to enjoy. This three bedroom, three bathroom, two storey property also overlooks its own dam. The open plan living is surrounded by windows and decks looking out at wonderful views both south and west. The bee hive dining area is also all window, which gives you a real close to nature feel. The two stairwells give easy access to both ends of the house.

Located across from The Bluff, you not only see the changing tide, but also the sun and moon rises, and glorious sunsets. This property will be the purchaser’s dream come true.

At a glance Location: 293 Inverloch-Venus Bay Road,Venus Bay. Auction: Saturday, July 17 at 12 noon. Agent: Harcourts, Inverloch. Contact: 5671 1212.

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DAIRY co-operative co operative Murray Goulburn this year marks its 60th birthday and to commemorate the occasion, MG held a luncheon for Gippsland suppliers and supporters at Leongatha. Farmers travelled from as far as Orbost to meet dignitaries and hear of a positive outlook for the dairy industry, with higher prices expected to be announced for the opening of the season later this month. Shire council leaders were taken on a tour of the factory beforehand, to learn of plans for an expansion.

Above: Loyal supporters: suppliers of the Leongatha factory for 40 continuous years were honoured with plaques.

Councillors: Bass Coast Shire Council CEO Allan Bawden (left) and Mayor Cr Peter Paul (right), with Wellington Shire Cr Malcolm Hole and Mayor Cr Scott Rossetti.

Across the board: Joe Koen, transport operations manager at Leongatha, with Maffra field offier Damian Kelly, and former MG chairman, Ian MacAulay of Alberton West.

Right: Official capacity: MG chairman Grant Davies chats with Gippsland director, Philip Tracy.

Left: Festive occasion: Gippsland directors Bill Bodman, Philip Tracy and John Vardy with MG chairman Grant Davies (second from right).

Technical situation: Craig Turner, operations manager at the Leongatha factory, explains the benefits of harnessing steam to produce electricity. He is watched by Bass Coast Shire Council CEO, Allan Bawden.

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JASMINE Anne Twite was born on June 3 at Leongatha Memorial Hospital. Jasmine is the second child and a daughter for Kristen and Kerrie of Leongatha, and a new sister for Riley, two.

ALEX Stephen Mileto was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on June 2, to Belinda Whale and Michael Mileto of Ryanston. Alex is a new brother for Ethan, two.

KIELEY Elizabeth Delbridge was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on June 1, to Deanne Greenwood and TJ Delbridge of Inverloch.

Adelle Rose Hecker was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on May 20, to Rachel and Dean Hecker of Surf Beach.

LOU Clare McDonagh was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on June 6, to Andrew and Laura McDonagh of Cape Woolamai. Lou is a new sister for Hamish, three, and Isla, 20 months.

TENIESHA Cheryl Lee Peacock was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on June 6, to Susan Lee and Darren Peacock of Wonthaggi. Teniesha is a new sister for Casey, seven-and-a-half.

KYLE Ashman was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on June 2, to Ruby and Matthew Ashman of Wimbledon Heights.

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Rain ends EC aid

By Chris Brown

EXCEPTIONAL Circumstances aid for South Gippsland ended on April 30 after seasonal conditions improved. Farmers and small businesses became eligible to apply for EC help in 2007 as a horrific drought gripped the region. Industry players say the aid, which included financial payments, interest rate subsidies and rate reductions, was a big help for those who were eligible to receive it during tough times. Local VFF/UDV branch president Max Jelbart said the end of EC aid was inevitable due to the excellent season. “It was certainly beneficial. It certainly helps people,” he said. “The season is looking good and the outlook for dairy prices is looking promising.” Lindsay Marriott, former president of the Leongatha/Promontory VFF branch, said EC assistance was greatly appreciated by the farmers able to make use of it. The active member of the VFF who is on that group’s livestock committee said he hoped peo-

ple who received it used it as a leg up to increase their productivity rather than just survival. He said this autumn has been very good. “We kept getting rain over summer and we’ve had some very good falls at just the right time over autumn,” Mr Marriott said. “Everyone’s hopeful beef prices will improve because the industry has been under a lot of stress and that’s all we can hope. “The lamb industry is going along very well.” South Gippsland Shire Council economic development officer Ken Fraser, said the region probably had a year longer than anticipated due to an extension. “The recovery takes quite a long time. The drought was of an unprecedented level,” he said. “The EC help was very welcome.” Mr Fraser said at the start of the drought milk prices were high. “As conditions improved the low commodity price had a big impact on people,” he said. “The farming community is really the backbone of our economy so any assistance for them is crucial.” Eligible farmers received rate subsidies as

part the EC aid. In the South Gippsland Shire there was a $93,000 subsidy in 2006/07, $429,000 in 2007/08, $358,000 in 2008/09 and $218,000 in 2009/10. The Rural Financial Counselling Service helped some South Gippslanders access EC assistance. Gippsland executive officer Peter Jennings said demand for their assistance with EC matters dropped by 25-30 per cent from 2007 to 2010. He said some of their clients became ineligible as time went on. “There are many people whose situation has improved greatly, however there are some who are still struggling,” he said. “For them the government has an income assistance scheme known as transitional income support that is available for 12 months, subject to eligibility criteria, to help with their recovery from EC.” Mr Jennings said to be eligible for the interest rate subsidy, farmers and small rural businesses had to demonstrate a negative cash flow, and to receive the income assistance families had to demonstrate they had a very low taxable income. “As a general rule EC declarations are made

for a 1 in 20 year drought event. We would need a repeat of something like the 2006-07 climatic conditions for a new declaration,” he said. The Federal Government announced extra assistance for the Rural Financial Counselling Service in late April, with the Gippsland service to benefit. At federal budget time last month, the Federal Government announced a trial of new drought support measures in Western Australia. A media release said the trial will test a range of new measures, including farm planning, onfarm investment, farmer training, family income support and community grants. Grants of up to $60,000 would be available to some farmers to help them adapt. EC for central and East Gippsland was extended until April 30, 2011. Only 28.9 per cent of Australian agricultural land is EC declared compared to 55.9 per cent in May 2008, according to the Federal Government. Since November 2007 nearly $2.1 billion worth of EC assistance has been provided by the Federal Government.

Every fortnight’s cattle THE Star was at the store sale recently to capture all the colour and people at the fortnightly event. The sale is held at VLE Leongatha at Koonwarra.

Catching up: Peter McRae (West Creek) and Ross McRobert (Elders Korumburra).

Almost time: John Milnes (Wonthaggi), James Kyle (Elders Leongatha) and Andrew Wislon (Korumburra).

Market visit: Sajeewa Mapa, Mirelle Urech and Enny Yang from the National Livestock Identification System visiting a cattle market for the first time.

Looking to buy: Julie and Clive Kilgour (Wonthaggi).

Store sale: David Piggin (SEJ) with John Wischer and David Hocking (partners in a Cape Liptrap farm).

Fortnightly Koonwarra.






Sale day: retired agent Jim Forsyth (Thorpdale) and Mick Brown (Ruby).

Fortnightly Koonwarra.






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Gippsland dairy students graduate

Well done: from left, Murray Goulburn’s Tim Cross, Lisa Holman, award recipient, Andrew Holman, and commercial manager with NCDEA Gippsland, Tony Seymour.

Delighted: happy to receive their certificates were, from left, Nathan Fenby (Hallston), Graeme Mayo (Loch), Wes Dowell (Korumburra) and Callum Moscript (Leongatha South).

THE National Centre for Dairy Education Australia (NCDEA) held its annual Gippsland Graduation ceremony in conjunction with an industry dinner on June 8 at the Dakers Centre in Leongatha, with 40 graduates this year. The night brought approximately 160 people together to celebrate the achievements of these students. The guests and students were also treated to a plethora of dairy industry speakers that showcased several dairy industry programs including Cows Create Careers, the National All Dairy Breeds Youth Camp; Don Campbell memorial study tour to Tasmania; the UDV / VFF Apprentice of the year study tour; and Gippsland Grows Green Grass (DPIV and GippsDairy initiative). Each of these programs has a strong role in improving the capability of dairy industry professionals. The Cows Create Careers program is a national program that is instrumental in raising the profile of the dairy industry throughout the community. The graduates were presented with qualifications in Agriculture ranging from Certificate II to Advanced Diploma as well as the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. The 2010 United Dairy Farmers Victoria (UDV) Apprentice of the Year, Tom Mills from Yanakie, was among the Certificate III students celebrating success. Tom, together with Amber McCracken, one of the 2010 UDV Travel Award recipients, were congratulated for their success by Chris Griffin, president of the UDV. The graduation ceremony was opened by Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE (GOTAFE) CEO, Paul Culpan. Keynote speaker for the evening was Mr Ian Halliday, managing director of Dairy Australia. Mr Halliday said “It’s great for the dairy industry to know that the 40 graduands who walked across the stage this evening come from the whole breadth of careers in the industry – from those engaged in vocational learning while they’re still at school, to those in on farm traineeships, to people operating and managing farms, and finally those who provide services and leadership to the industry.” For more information contact the NCDEA on 1300 0 NCDEA (1300 0 62332) or visit

Apprentice of the Year: Tom Mills from Yanakie, was among the Certificate III students celebrating success. Tom, together with Amber McCracken, one of the 2010 UDV Travel Award Recipients, were congratulated for their success by Chris Griffin, president of the UDV.

Happy graduates: from left, Denise Jones (Tarwin), Dave Johnson (Wonthaggi), William Ryan (Dumbalk), and Jessica Verboon.

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Cattle prices rise

THE combination of fewer cattle and more competition certainly showed how processors can perform, with prices rising anywhere between 3c and 10c/kg over nearly all cattle sold at VLE Leongatha.

While there were some good quality cattle penned, this was only part of the reason behind prices, as processors seek to fill their current shorter working week. A very small penning of only 35 vealers all made between 167c for plainer grades, up to 201c/kg for good quality, where some of the best competition was seen was for the penning of 220 yearlings, most of which were heifers. Heifers are very much in favour at the moment, and were 5c to 10c dearer, making mostly between 164c and 188c/kg. Grown heifers were also sold here, and these made from 140c, for dairy breeds, to 175c/kg for some very good beef breed heifers. Approximately 400 bullocks and steers were penned, with the quality varying greatly. While there were several pens of very good quality prime bullocks sold between 186c and 194c, most of the steers were from 175c to 186c/kg. Selling equally as well were Friesian bullocks, with prices ranging from 160c to 169c/kg for most sales. Other manufacturing bullocks make between 165c and 175c/kg. Like the heifer sale, cows were highly sought after, with the yarding of 680 head all selling at much dearer rates. Better quality 3, 4 and 5 score beef cows made from 154c to 168c, while better quality 2 score cows made between 145c and 163c/kg. Dairy cows sold particularly well, with good quality heavy Friesians making between 143c and 159c/kg. Leaner grades made from 112c to 137c with only very poor lightweight cows making 80c to 118c/kg.

Wednesday, June 9

BULLOCKS 11 Hengstberger & Lloyd, Fish Creek 9 J. Edebohls, Glengarry 8 J. Quilford, Wonthaggi 21 O’Loughlin Bros. Buffalo 22 A. Germano, Mirboo North 3 D.J. & S.A. Bruce, Leongatha

633 656 695 762 685 577

191.6 191.6 191.2 190.6 190.0 190.0

1214.00 1258.00 1329.00 1454.00 1303.00 1095.67

STEERS 1 Mabu Pty Ltd, Mirboo 1 B.J. Buckley Partnership, Buffalo 10 C. & W. Leach, Mirboo 8 E.C. & T.M. Grabham, Outtrim 5 T. Taylor, Inverloch 12 S. & Y. Tamburo, Kernot

365 450 563 588 565 562

195.0 195.0 192.6 193.6 192.6 192.0

COWS 1 D. Dixon, Kilmore 1 Bland Dairies, Wonga Wonga 2 Clover Cottage, French Island 1 F. & L. Dal Pozzo, Koonwarra 1 B. & G. Whitehead, Dumbalk 2 Strathbrae Equity P/L, Inverloch

560 395 618 595 655 700

168.0 940.80 166.6 658.07 165.0 1018.88 165.0 981.75 164.0 1074.20 164.0 1148.00

711.75 877.50 1089.00 1138.00 1088.00 1079.00

HEIFERS 1 D. Dixon, Kilmore 445 1 L.M. Peters, Mirboo North 385 1 R. & S. Holt, Mt Eccles South 315 1 A.J. & M.C. Bryant P/L, Woodside 450 6 G.C. & M.A. Moore, Hedley 453 1 J.M. Tuckfield, Jeetho 290

200.6 190.0 189.6 187.6 187.6 186.6

892.67 731.50 597.24 844.20 848.89 541.14

BULLS 1 D. & M. Trigg, Woodleigh 655 1 C. Baker, Ruby 1065 1 Killara Past Co. Whitemark 590 1 R.S. & E.C. Gloster, Drumdlemara 825 1 D.L. & P.J. Bebbinger, Memana 830 1 S.R. Lucas, Woodside 840

175.0 169.2 167.2 162.0 162.0 161.6

1146.25 1801.98 986.48 1344.60 1344.60 1357.44

Team Jersey: Serena Cope, Alyssa Bennett, Brooke Filomeno and Emily Wilson of Leongatha Secondary College took out the team prize.

Cheesecake for the win A TEAM of LEONGATHA Secondary College students have won a Gippsland dairy manufacturing award as part of the Cows Create Careers program. The team of four girls, Brooke Filomeno, Serena Cope, Emily Wilson and Alyssia Bennett, created a triple chocolate cheesecake to take out the award in the pilot program that aims to help students examine careers available in the dairy manufacturing industry. Each student in The Jersey Girls team receives $50 for their efforts. The second prize went to a Wonthaggi Secondary College group of Alex Crow, Josh Wojcicki, Jake Del Marco and Lee McRae who made up the Team Teet Sweet. Overall the Leongatha Secondary College entrants defeated secondary colleges from Korumburra, Yarram,

Wonthaggi and Trafalgar. The school was awarded $500 and a plaque. About 70 students and teachers attended the presentation at Leongatha Secondary College last week. The winning Leongatha Secondary College students made nine triple chocolate cheesecakes as they attempted to create a perfect desert. They found that pouring cream rather than thickened cream gave the cheesecake a much better taste and lighter texture. The Jersey Girls also tested different sour creams, cream cheeses and chocolates. During the project Murray Goulburn’s Jennifer Donlon and Fonterra’s Daniel Neale visited schools to talk about dairy manufacturing careers. This was followed up by a visit to the factories.

Learning how: (from left) Ken Nichols, Brian Enbom from Hico, with guest speaker David Mayo and Semex sales representative Stu Mackie behind a cow, before learning how to breed functional cows.


Sale Draw June 16 & 17 1. Landmark 2. Elders 3. SEJ 4. Phelan 5. Alex Scott 6. Rodwells

A FIELD Day was held on Thursday, at Nerrena to give farmers an insight into breeding functional cows.

The guest speaker was David Mayo from Semex, who gave insight into ways to breed, and how it will affect the herd.

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

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Farmers galore at field day SOME 220 farmers attended a highly successful field day with the topic “Are we making money or just producing milk?” The day was held last Thursday on the property of Ian and Joanne Cash of Korumburra South Road, Korumburra. Organiser Andrew Debenham from Debenham Australia said he was both surprised and pleased with the turnout and hoped everyone got something out

of the day. He has already received extremely good feedback on the day. “The sharefarmer, Michael Armstrong, demonstrated that with focused management and attention to detail, fully feeding cows under a high stocking rate can generate high levels of profit,” Mr Debenham told The Star. “A key in Michael’s feeding program has been a low reliance on purchased forage.” In looking at the high input/output farm, speak-

ers addressed the management strategy of the farm in detail and the economic returns and the risks involved to assist informed discussion across the industry. After hearing from Andrew Debenham and sharefarmer Michael Armstrong, farmers then listened to John Mulvany from Onfarm Consulting who reviewed farm financials and risk. In John Mulvany’s presentation it states: “The take home mes-

Field Day: Matt James from Southern Stockfeeds with farm owner Ian Cash and guest speaker Andrew Debenham from Debenham Australia.

Taking an interest: amongst the 220 farmers in attendance were, from left, Brenton and Mal Wildes of Lang Lang and Don Harris of Nyora.

Information: a good crowd at the field day.

Dairy sale RODWELLS, DLS and SEJ conducted a very successful dairy sale at Koonwarra on June 11, on a wet and cold Friday. Demand was strong for all grades of dairy cattle, the opening cow selling for $1900. The top price achieved for the day was $2000. Major vendors, R. G. and F. L. Bland, Dumbalk sold 39 springing cows which averaged $1524, whilst the 15 joined

heifers from the same vendor averaged $1506. Most of the cattle stayed locally, with some going to Bega, Ealdermeade, Denison and Nambrok. Meanwhile 100 Humphreys Road, Loch, 140 acres with a three bedroom brick veneer home was auctioned on May 26 but was passed in on a vendor’s bid of $700,000. It has since sold for $740,000 to a local buyer. The successful sale was conducted by Rodwell’s Leongatha.

sage today is that all the individual components on this farm, in total, result in a significant profit, and at the milk price received on this farm there is less risk in pushing further along the marginal curve when the last unit of input pays for the last unit of input.” Tim Kemp from Morrison Jefferis and Associates Accountants concluded the presentation to discuss financial progress and making it all worthwhile. So are we making money or not? According to John Mulvany “there is no doubt that on this farm the combined efforts and assets of the Armstrongs and Cashes is generating a very significant true business profit or EBIT.”

“It’s not rocket science, the key elements to this operation are: • Efficient people with a passion for what they do. This is reflected by both labour units per cow or solids per labour unit. The combination of excellent facilities, efficient people and one calving per year results in a total labour cost of $437 per cow, a figure to be envied by most large dairy farms and an amazing figure of $0.64/kg MS. • Efficient hectares, as reflected by the pasture consumption, with over 85 per cent of the milking area pasture being consumed directly by cows. • Efficient cows producing 1.13 kg MS per kg liveweight.

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Hear the St Peter’s Allen Organ played by local organists

Listen and Sing Listen to Solos by Organists & Keyboardists and Sing Together the Artists’ Favourite Hymns or Songs

Sunday, June 27 at 2pm ST PETER’S ANGLICAN CHURCH LEONGATHA Followed by a cuppa Admission by Donation (Proceeds to support parish community outreach to children and families)

The Concert with a difference for lovers of inspirational music

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Decisions to be made on information board content All welcome Enquiries Jeanne Dekker 5668 5285

birthdays HAPPY 18th Birthday Laura. Love from Mum, James, Matthew, Daniel, and all your friends.


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


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Sunday10am Collectables, vintage, retro stuff, loads of designer and vintage clothes, haircuts (March 21), books, plants, gorgeous veg, wine, curry, coffee and more...

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An opportunity exists to join this modern multi-franchise motor vehicle dealership commencing a career as a motor mechanic apprentice or in the capacity of qualified mechanic. Applicants should have a good work ethic and be prepared to work on a trial basis to evaluate suitability for apprenticeship. Previous applicants need not apply.

(Option of Part Time or Full Time Position) An exciting opportunity exists for a health information manager to join a successful team in an idyllic country environment. The role will provide health information management across several sites. To succeed in this position you will ideally possess the following skills:• Tertiary Health Information Management qualifications • Excellent people skills with the ability to communicate at all levels • A commitment to high quality medical records management Hours can be negotiated for a part time or full time position. Remuneration is negotiable, dependent on experience, qualifications and with consideration of current Award provisions. Applicants will be required to provide a current satisfactory police check.

Applications close June 23, 2010 Please apply in writing, via email or enquire by phone to: Michael Westaway, Westaway Ford, 1 Hughes Street, Leongatha 3953 PH: 5662 4144 Email:

Assistant Account Manager

CLINICAL CODER (Part Time up to 0.60EFT) Employment for a clinical coder is also required on a part time basis with an indicative maximum of 0.60 EFT (3 days per week). The successful applicant will possess the relevant qualifications and experience will be highly regarded. Remuneration is negotiable, dependent on experience, qualifications and with consideration of current Award provisions. Applicants will be required to provide a current satisfactory police check. For inquiries and application packages for both positions please contact Janet Arrott-Watt or Peter Van Hamond on 03 5667 5555 or visit our website at Applications close Friday 25th June 2010 and should be addressed to:Ms J. Arrott-Watt Personnel Manager Gippsland Southern Health Service Private Bag 13 LEONGATHA VIC 3953


public notices SPIT ROAST, finger foods, gourmet salads and desserts, private and corporate functions, from $19.50 per head. Ph: 56285252.

• Insurance Broking • South Gippsland • Attractive Salary including special benefits BJS Insurance Brokers prides itself on delivering superior risk management and insurance broking solutions. A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a professional and motivated person to assist a Senior Account Manager with the day to day functions of the division within the brokerage. Key Responsibilities will include: • Renewal reviews with clients • Seek new business quotations from insurers • Assist with customer’s claims enquiries The ideal Candidate will have: • 2-3 years Insurance Broking Experience • Strong interpersonal skills • Thorough technical product knowledge • Tier 1 compliance Applications in writing or email to Linton Chapman, closing June 30, 2010 BJS Insurance Brokers (Gippsland) Pty Ltd, 129-131 Graham Street, Wonthaggi 3995 Phone: 5672 2933 Email:

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Career opportunities with a dynamic community based organisation

For an experienced panel beater Contact Greg’s Panels

Applications are invited for the following new part-time position with Education Centre Gippsland based in Leongatha. This role is for a person that has a passion for ‘finding jobs changing lives’ and making a difference in local communities.

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Employment Transition Consultant This role is responsible for the delivery of services to job seekers with a disability, injury or health condition or who require assistance with employment. A key aspect to the role is building relationships with employers. For more information and a position description, please contact Education Centre Gippsland 5622 6000 or email Applications close Friday, June 25

Kindergarten Koorie Pre-school Assistant (KPSA) Based in Baw Baw and South Gippsland local government areas 20 hours per week The Koorie Pre-school Assistant works as a member of the teaching team to ensure that the kindergarten program is able to effectively meet the needs of all children, including Koorie children. Certificate III in Children’s Services or equivalent qualification is essential. Consideration will also be given to applicants in the process of completing Certificate III or equivalent. A current Police Check and Working with Children’s Check are also essential for this position. Experience in Early Years services would be an advantage. Koorie applicants are encouraged to apply. For further information on the above positions please telephone Kirstie Pearce 5152 9600 Application forms and position descriptions are available at or call Kirstie on 5152 9600 to have copies emailed/sent to you. Applications close 5pm Friday, June 25, 2010 and are to be addressed to: Kirstie Pearce HR Co-ordinator Kilmany UnitingCare PO Box 454 BAIRNSDALE VIC 3875 Or email to Kilmany UnitingCare interviews in the interests of safety and well being of children and young people

Latrobe Community Health Service are seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals for the following position: ABN 74136502022

Case Manager

Ref. no: 13306 Permanent Full Time Positions available in Bairnsdale, Sale and Korumburra An opportunity exists for a suitably qualified, experienced, client and family focused health professional to join this dynamic team as a Case Manager. If you enjoy working with individual clients within the context of their own community and contributing to a supportive team, we would like to hear from you. The role of a Case Manager is to provide case management to consumers with a disability and to the frail aged. Case Managers assist older people, people with a disability and their carers to maximise their quality of life. Assisting them to stay connected with the community for as long as possible. As Case Managers, we see our relationship with consumers as a mutual endeavour between active participants in the giving and receiving of support. We believe consumers have the right, capacity and strength to determine and achieve their goals and objectives. We believe in the intrinsic worth and dignity of our consumers, and are committed to the values of acceptance, self-determination and respect of individuality. To ensure all selection criteria is met, a university level qualification in a related discipline is needed. Please Contact Cameron Murdoch on 5622 7426 or Jane Baxter on 5152 0503 for more information. Closing date for applications is 4.30pm Friday 25 June 2010.

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Kilmany UnitingCare is a quality accredited community service agency. Staff and volunteers provide a range of community services in Gippsland for children, young people, families and individuals. The agency has a vision of a healthy Gippsland, where disadvantage and inequity are challenged. Kilmany UnitingCare has the following vacancy:

Youth Development Worker Full time Based in Leongatha office For further information on the above position please contact Barbara Livingstone on 5662 5150. Application forms and position descriptions are available at or call Kirstie on 5152 9600 to have copies emailed/sent to you. Applications close 5pm Friday, June 25, 2010 and are to be sent to: Kirstie Pearce HR Co-ordinator Kilmany UnitingCare PO Box 454 Bairnsdale Vic 3875 Kilmany UnitingCare offers a family friendly workplace. You can negotiate to pick the kids up from school, or to have school holidays off, and we offer many other forms of practical family friendly opportunities. Kilmany UnitingCare interviews in the interests of safety and well being of children and young people

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POULTRY: A Special Breeders Auction of over 100 pure bred and show quality birds, from prominent breeders is to be held in conjunction with the Poultry and Cage Bird Auction at Traralgon Showgrounds Poultry Pavillion, Sunday, June 20, 10.30am. Wide variety of birds, many breeds, fertile eggs. Open for sellers 8am. Ph: 5197 7270 or 0438 325 918.

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Family Services Practitioner Part time 26.6 hours per week – Ongoing Leongatha Anglicare Victoria provides a case management team within the South Coast Child FIRST & Integrated Family Services (SCCFIFS) Program which is a partnership between Kilmany Uniting Care, Anglicare Victoria, Bass Coast Regional Health Service, Berry Street Victoria and DHS. The aim of the SCCFIFS Alliance is to provide an integrated system of support for vulnerable children, young people and their families to address the needs of families with multiple and complex difficulties that impact on parenting and family life.

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Part of your role will include advocacy, in home parenting support and working in coordination with other services. You will work closely with other partner agencies, including Child Protection in providing family support services to vulnerable families to improve the safety, wellbeing and development of children. You'll have an understanding of the Child Protection system and current care planning approaches in family services work, as well as an understanding of recent changes to the family services sector.

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Your background might be in Psychology, Social Work or other related welfare work, with experience in areas of assessment and case planning. For a detailed position description, go to For more information please contact Tim Pedlow, Program Manager Family Services, Anglicare Victoria by phone on 5135 9555 or please forward written applications, nominating three workrelated referees, and including an email address, to or to Anglicare Victoria, PO Box 959, Morwell 3840. Applications Close 25 of June 2010.

Advanced Child Protection Practitioner Community Services, Children, Youth & Families Initial Work Location: Morwell $60,143 p.a. - $67,651 p.a. +Superannuation Ongoing / Full Time Are you? • Committed to working with children and young people and their families to achieve safety for children and young people? • Able to effectively engage with multi-disciplinary professionals to provide families with the optimum capacity for change? • Continually improving your skills and knowledge to further develop your professional practice? Child Protection has legislative responsibility for accepting and investigating notifications regarding children and young people believed to be at risk of harm. The key tasks in this role involve assessing risk and working with families and other professionals to resolve issues that compromise child safety and wellbeing. Mandatory Qualifications: Bachelor of Social Work or Diploma of Community Welfare Work. Other tertiary qualifications at Diploma or above level will be considered only if they include units of study in case management/casework practice and supervised practical work placements in relevant field/s. If this opportunity appeals to you please view the position description via the web site below. For further information contact Shay Lorenz on 5136 2400. Please quote the reference number VG/DHS/GIP/21655. Closing date for applications is Tuesday, 29 June 2010. Safety Screening requirements including Police checks apply to DHS recruitment practices. Applicants need to be committed to the DHS Values - DHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values Diversity



The Carer Support Coordinators role is to work with carers of the aged and those with disabilities who require information, support or access to respite. They will also be responsible for providing information, support and access to respite to individual carers. The successful applicant will also work collaboratively with service providers, become an active team member to continually enhance the Commonwealth Respite Centre's capacity and maintain records to submit comprehensive reports as directed. This position is based in Morwell with part time, up to full time hours available. Please Contact Alison Skeldon on 03 5152 0510 or Wendy Marshall on 03 5152 0523 for more information. Closing date for applications is 4.30pm Monday, 28 June 2010. Applications received for the above positions MUST address the stated Selection Criteria. Please visit website for further information and to lodge your electronic application. …Better health, Better lifestyles, Stronger communities…

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WANTED PART TIME, CASUAL EXPERIENCED FARM WORKER Job description includes: Cattle care, weed control, fencing. Applications to SEJ Livestock Anderson Street, Leongatha

Process Operators We are a growing Australian based company, which manufactures a unique range of specialised, high quality dairy ingredients. Due to expansion into milk powder production we are looking for process operators to join our existing production teams. As a Process Operator you will be responsible for maintaining production (e.g. separation, evaporation or waste water treatment) processes and ensuring the equipment is running efficiently to achieve production targets. The successful applicant will: â&#x20AC;˘ Have excellent mechanical aptitude or previous experience in the dairy industry with an understanding of dairy food processes in a hygienic environment. â&#x20AC;˘ Be able to operate as part of a team in a continuous improvement environment. â&#x20AC;˘ Have the willingness to work rotating shifts including weekends. If you are looking for an opportunity to work for a friendly medium-sized business in Korumburra then apply in writing to: Burra Foods Pty Ltd PO Box 379, Korumburra, 3950 or to Applications close: 22/6/10 For a position description please contact Helen on 5658 0021

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for sale




167 Graham Street Wonthaggi

5672 3127

BUFFET AND HUTCH, solid timber, stained glass doors, many drawers and cupboards. Retail $2,000, sell $650. Ph: 5683-2484 or 0432-965789.

for sale FIREWOOD - mill ends, dry, delivery arranged, $60 per cubic metre. Ph: 0409804596. HAY: 5x4 from $38.50 inc. SMALL SQUARES: From $7.70 inc. SILAGE: Knifed, inoc, clover and rye, excellent quality, $66 inc. Delivery available. Contact 0417532262. HAY - good quality round bales $50 (inc. GST), Nerrena, 5664-9295. HAY - 5x4 netwrapped rounds from $50 delivered. Ph: 0428-177433.

BUILDERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TRAILER 6x4, false floor with 2 sliding drawers underneath. Reg. Feb 2011. Very good condition, $1,800 ONO. Ph: 0400-524980.

HAY - small square bales, $7 each. Fully shedded, suitable for horses, never been wet. Quality guaranteed. Mardan 5664-1320.

CLEARANCE - computer $150, lawnmower $100, armchairs $80 ea, 100W speakers $40 ea, cane chairs $40 ea, colour TV $30, fax machine $20. 5662-2605.

HEN HOUSES, fox proof, good quality, 6-8 chooks. The perfect hen house. Ph: 5664-2443.

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


REQUEST FOR TENDERS - PERIOD AGREEMENT FOR THE CONTROL OF WEEDS - 4 CONTRACTS All Tenders Close at 2pm on Friday 16th July 2010 South Gippsland Water is seeking a Program & Schedule of Rates from suitably qualified suppliers to tender for weed control at its Western, Central, Eastern and Battery Creek Area sites. The tender price submitted shall be a two year period with a two year option for a lump sum contract. It is South Gippsland Waterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requirement to have available qualified competent contractors and their equipment for each of the following areas: WESTERN AREA - Contract 10-22 Lance Creek Reservoir, Poowong (Little Bass) Reservoir, Korumburra No. 1 (Coalition Creek) Reservoir, Korumburra No. 2 (Ness Gully) Reservoir, Korumburra No. 3 (Bellview Creek) Reservoir, Wonthaggi Wastewater Treatment Plant, Cape Paterson Waste Water Treatment Plant, Inverloch Waste Water Treatment Plant, Inverloch Water Storage Area, & Wonthaggi High Level Basin. CENTRAL AREA - Contract 10-20 Western Reservoir, Hyland Reservoir, Leongatha No. 2 Reservoir, Leongatha No. 1 Reservoir & Leongatha Wastewater Treatment Plant. EASTERN AREA - Contract 10-21 Foster Dam, Foster Water Treatment Plant & Basin, Foster Wastewater Treatment Plant, Toora Depot, Toora Wastewater Treatment Plant, Toora Water Treatment Plant & Basin, Welshpool Wastewater Treatment Plant, & Waratah Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant. Battery Creek Area â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Contract 10-19 Battery Creek Catchment, Battery Creek (Fish Creek) Reservoir, and Fish Creek Water Treatment Plant & Basin. All enquiries: Martin Chatfield Phone: 5682 0455 E-mail: Or visit

LABRADOODLE puppies, multi generation, medium sized, chocolate, born 23/5/10. Ideal family dog, bred from Burrinjuck Labradoodles. $700. Ph: 5664-3244. NSW red gum, split and delivered. 0412-486353 or 5664-9208. OLD PORT Poultry Farm. Delivering 20 w.o. laying hens to your area Saturday, June 19, $17 each. Ph: 0438-832535 (b/h) or 51832515 (a/h). PULLETS - $12.50 each. Ph: 5658-1941. PUPS, 5 purebred Border Collie, 11 weeks old, $500 each. Ph: 0448-159337. 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, clear pine, silver wattle. Most sizes for furniture and craft. Also builderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s graded structural pine. Phone 5681-2261.

used vehicles

business opportunities

business opportunities

Green Door Organic CafĂŠ and local produce store 29 Bridge Street, Korumburra

High profile local Business for Sale Established regular customers Attractive location Very reasonable price Call Karen on 5655 2351or 0488 950 316

INVITATIONS TO TENDER FOR ROADSIDE MAIL DELIVERY Service Description Foster Street Mail Delivery

Frequency 5 days per week

This Mail Service can be viewed on the internet by referencing the Bid Number noted above on Tender forms for the Mail Service, full details and further information is also available online and a tenderer can submit their tender via the Internet by registering their details online.

Tenders must be submitted online via the Australia Post e-tendering website au/etendering by the closing time and date or in the envelope provided, to the Mail Contracts Distribution Centre, Locked Bag 13000, South Melbourne Vic 3205 or lodged by hand in the provided Tender Box at cnr Woodruff & Bertie Streets Port Melbourne. TENDERS WILL CLOSE AT 2PM ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010

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

Bass Coast Metal Recyclers 5672 2946 0417 556 593

lost â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;SPUDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; missing in Pound Creek, June 14, boxer X staffy male, tan colour, white stripe on face and white chest. REWARD! Ph: 0427-783335.

marriage celebrant

Jenny Milkins All areas - 5672 3123

PAM HERRALD 5662 2553 0438 097 181

CAM ABOOD Leongatha 5662 4191

MERLENE STRATTON Leongatha 5662 2574


QUAIFE - CALDER Bill and Anna, together with Bruce and Dot, are delighted to announce the engagement of Amanda and Mark. We wish them all the happiness in the world.


Aprox Hrs per Week 36hrs 40 min

Tenderers can also obtain tender details and forms by contacting: (between 9:00am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1:00pm) The Manager, Leongatha Delivery Centre, 17-19 Hughes St Leongatha Tel 5662 5694

TILT TRAY HIRE, competitive rates. Ph: 0419-313483.

Classified advertising closes 12 noon Mondays

Tenders are invited for the delivery of MAIL ARTICLES commencing 21st July 2010 for the following area/s: MS No V00055

HYUNDAI Elantra HVT sedan, 2005, blue, 87,500km, VGC, RWC, registered, TQU994. Inspection welcome, $9,500. Ph: A/h 5664-5425, 0428-591924.

WINKLER - ARNUP Sue, Chris, Christine and Kevin are happy to announce the engagement of Jodie and Nick. Best wishes for the future.

Australia Post is seeking tenders from companies, or persons willing to form companies, to deliver mail under contract arrangements in the Delivery Area listed below. Australia Post has a commitment to providing a consistent and personal service to its customers. Therefore, as far as practicable, the successful tenderer should be able to supply the same personnel to deliver the articles each day in the Delivery Area. The successful tenderer will have sufficient time to make arrangements to comply with the conditions of the contract, including the procurement of a suitable vehicle. Training will initially be provided to the successful tenderer, who is then required to train its own personnel. All genuine tenders and enquiries are welcome. However, Australia Post is not obliged to accept the lowest or indeed any tender, and reserves the right to accept or reject any or all tenders if it considers that it is in the interests of Australia Post to do so.

Bid No 5068

HYUNDAI EXCEL 4 door sedan, 1995, 150,000km, automatic, a/c, p/s, NIF334, $2,000 ONO. 5681-6220 or 0409-436451.

OCCHIPINTI - PERCZYK Joe and Joyce Occhipinti and John and Jacqueline Taylor are very delighted to announce the engagement of Steve and Kerryn.

Mail Delivery Contract

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

used vehicles

HOLDEN Combo P/van, year 2000, Reg. XHT168, VGC, RWC, $4,500. Ph: 0429-353996.

COMMODORE, 1997 VS Series 2 sedan, dual fuel, SS mags, spoiler, VGC, OLN751, RWC, $5,650 ONO. Ph: 5668-1912 or 0400-840834. FORD Fiesta Trio, 3 door, 5 spd. clean car in very good condition, RWC, $3,100 ONO. Reg. NVO243. Ph: 5674-2382, 0419-310261.

CHALLIS - Brian. Remembering fondly and with lots of love our Dad, father-in-law and Pa. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll smile when we think of you wearing your towelling hat, and carrying a fist full of lollies! All our love and hugs to you Pa. Di (Fred), Steve, Charlotte, Helena, Tom and Maddie. CHALLIS - Brian. Loved brother of Ron (dec.), Doug, Bruce, Max, Maie (Riseley) and Graham. No more pain.

“THE STAR”, Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - PAGE 45



CROUCH - Arthur Edwin. VX106588 Passed away peacefully at Leongatha Hospital on June 8, 2010, aged 86 years. Late of Leongatha, formerly of Welshpool. Dearly loved husband of Nancy for 62 years. Loved father and fatherin-law of Isabel and Jim, Gail, Barbara and Colin, Beverley and Colin, Heather and Graeme, Dianne and John. Much loved by his 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. No more pain. CROUCH - Arthur Edwin. We have travelled a long road together. Now you have left me but we will meet again. Rest in peace now my love. Nancy. CROUCH - Arthur Edwin. Dearly loved dad of Isabel Betts, father-in-law of Jim. Pop of Michael, Cherie, Darren and Jude. Poppy to Maddy, Savannah, Kai, Tyler and Jackson. A special smile, a special face, And in our hearts, a special place. A tender thought that brings a tear, A silent wish that you were here. Rest in peace Dad. CROUCH - Arthur. Dearly loved Dad of Gail. Pop of Annette, Sean, Catherine (Tangles) and Andrew, friend of Robert and Max. Wonderful memories of days gone by and thanks for the great holidays Poppy. We will miss you and your great sense of humour. Rest peacefully now. CROUCH - Arthur Edwin. Father of Barbara and Colin James. Pop of Mark and Sue, Danielle and Glen. Little Pop of Colin, Joshua, Sarah, Katey, Erin and James. He was my Dad. Grumpy Bum’s lolly jar is empty. CROUCH - Arthur. Father of Bev and Colin Dalton. Pop of Scott, Michelle and Ian, and Pa of Tyler, Callum, Amikah and Bryce. Special friend of Michael Bentick. CROUCH - Arthur. Lasting memories will be ours to keep. The loving banter and laughter that was always around when with you will be greatly missed. A loving father, pop and great pop will always be in our hearts. “Warm your bottom on the heater Pop.” Heather, Graeme, Hayley, Kathy, Josslyn, Karen, Aaron and Belinda.

CROUCH - Arthur Edwin. Loved Dad of Dianne Schelling, father-in-law of John, pop of Bec and Scott, Kara, Kelsie and Josh. No more dickie birds, they all flew away. No more backing slow horses. R.I.P. Poppy. JENKIN - Barry Lewis. 15.10.28 - 11.06.10. Passed away at home surrounded by family. Loved father of Karen, Andrea, Craig, and Sean. Father-in-law to Michele, Vanessa, Michael and Steve. Grandfather to Nick, Tim, Simon, Clare, Alex, Aimee and Annelise. Great grandfather to Chelsea. You will be sadly missed by all of us. Special thanks to Royal District Nursing team and Palliative Care team in Korumburra. At peace now. MASON (O’Loughlin) Mary Elizabeth. Passed away at Sale Hospital on June 10, 2010. Loved third daughter of John and Imelda O’Loughlin (both dec.), late of Wooreen. Dearly loved sister of Michael (dec.), Therese, Jack (dec.), Maureen (dec.), Laurie (dec.), Kevin (dec.), Ellen, Bryan, Imelda, Peter (dec.), Gerald (dec.) and Veronica. Rest in peace. Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law of Veronica, Bob (dec.) and Phil. Loved aunty of Joanne, Barry, Mark and families. Deepest sympathy to Don and family. VOS - Jelle. Passed away at Leongatha Hospital on June 12, 2010. Aged 79 years. Dearly loved husband of Helen for 52 wonderful years. Loving father and friend of Colin, Peter, Russell and Laurel. Loved Opa of Steven, Lincoln, James, Michael, Allan and Kelly. Dearly loved by his extended family, Peter, Arthur, John, Phil and their families. Resting in peace.

Family: Mark Byrne and his wife Lynne (centre) with their daughters Ashlee and Jess on the left and Kelsey on the right.

Poetry captivates at Mardan MARK Byrne gave an address short on prose but rich in poetry and song, turning the recent gathering at

funerals JENKIN - A Service to celebrate the life of Mr Barry Lewis Jenkin, late of Korumburra, will be held at the Showground Amenities Complex, Korumburra on Thursday, June 17, commencing at 11am. At the completion of the service the funeral will leave for the Korumburra Cemetery. No flowers by request. In lieu, donations can be made to South Gippsland Palliative Care Korumburra. Envelopes will be available at the service.

VOS - A Memorial Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Mr Jelle Vos will be held at the Dakers Centre, Cnr Smith and Watt Sts, Leongatha on Monday, June 21, 2010 commencing at 1.30pm. Private family interment.

Scots Pioneer Church Mardan South into a very Pleasant Sunday Afternoon. In good voice and with a sense of rhythm to rival that of Dietrich Fischer Diskau, he sang many a moving gospel song, some of his own composition. His daughter Jess, also in fine voice, contributed a bracket in a younger style. And towards the end both were joined by Mark’s wife Lynne. Mark was born in Bairnsdale and educated at Trinity Grammar, Kew. At age 22, he returned to Bairnsdale to farm beef

cattle, marrying Lynne, a friend from Melbourne days, a few years later. Since the year 2000, Mark and Lynne have lived in Leongatha with their three daughters, Ashlee, Kelsey and Jess. Earlier Lynne Byrne and Tina Bons, also from Leongatha, read the Bible lessons in a practised and meaningful manner. The Byrne family was introduced by Sam Nicita, Mardan farmer and host of a radio program on Life FM (103.9) on Saturday nights, called Sam’s Golden Greats. Leading the devotions was the retired Presbyte-

rian minister the Reverend Arthur Stamp, Hebrew scholar and a graduate from Queensland and Cambridge universities. Arthur prayed among other things, for Margaret Castle’s early recovery. She fractured a hip recently and is spending some time in Epworth’s Freemasons Hospital, East Melbourne. Margaret restored the Pioneer Church and instigated the Pleasant Sunday Afternoons. Prior to and after the service the bagpipes sounded: Lionel Boxer, who had opened the proceedings in this fashion at

the church’s rededication in 2001, again piped those who attended into and out of the building. Most of the congregation assembled in the hall afterwards for refreshments and a chat. The next PSA will be on June 27 at 2pm, when Dr Mario Croatto, retired Leongatha medical practitioner, will talk about his experiences in the district. Lynda Fromhold and members of the Meeniyan Ecumenical Choir will provide the musical interest, while the Reverend Keith Pickett is to lead the devotions.

RSL backs bank MIRBOO North RSL sub-branch has bought $1500 worth of shares in the town’s fledgling community bank.

munity bus had long provided a service to Mirboo North and would continue to do so “for years to come”. “The potential benefit

to the community from achieving a viable community bank goes far beyond what we as a subbranch can provide on our own,” he said.

Two separate cheques were presented to community bank chairperson Karen Anton, who thanked the RSL subbranch for its generosity.

The RSL community bus will meet $500 of this. Sub-branch secretary/ treasurer Peter Fraser, said the RSL and com-

crossword solutions

VOS - Jelle. Remembered and be sadly missed by congregation of Leongatha Seventh Adventist Church.

Catching up: the Reverend Arthur Stamp chats with Tina Bons of Leongatha at the Mardan South PSA.

will the the Day

VOS - Jelle. My beloved brother in Christ, you have gone home to be with your heavenly Father. No more aches, pain or sorrow. Till we meet again, Agape. Uwe.

With care and dignity we respectfully serve the districts of:

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8226 - SOLUTIONS Across - 6, Crystallise. 7, Bolt. 8, In-tern-ed. 9, In-vest. 10, Robber. 12, Est-her. 15, Saucer. 17, Pi-tiab-le. 19, (s)Even . 20, Play the lead. Down - 1, Eye-teeth. 2, Stri-ct. 3, S-later. 4, Tier. 5, SeverE. 6, Crown. 11, Blue-eyed. 13, Sk-imp-y. 14, Rebuts (anag.). 15, St-even. 16, E-me-nd. 18, I-van. QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8226 - SOLUTIONS Across - 6, Bull-terrier. 7, Zulu. 8, Luncheon. 9, Redden. 10, Hawser. 12, Taurus. 15, Butter. 17, Chestnut. 19, Deal. 20, Scintillate. Down - 1, Flounder. 2, Stolen. 3, French. 4, Pith. 5, Groove. 6, Brute. 11, Withdraw. 13, Aghast. 14, Sonata. 15, Battle. 16, Evade. 18, Skip.

Grateful: Karen Anton (left) who chairs the Mirboo North Community Bank board, thanked Hume Stewart (centre) president of the town’s RSL sub-branch and Mick Nicholls, representing the Mirboo North RSL community bus.





Paul and Margaret Beck

Paul and Margaret Beck

Ray and Maree Anderson

Ray and Maree Anderson

(03) 5662 2717

(03) 5662 2717

(03) 5672 1074

(03) 5952 5171


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Korumburra parlor THE club`s grand final night last Thursday proved to be a season highlight once again, with premiership honours being closely fought for. After being headed for the first time of the night on the 15th of 24 ends, Pretenders came with a burst of seven shots over the last three ends to secure the premiership from last season`s winners, Battlers. Once again, it was a game played in good spirit and some excellent bowling was evident throughout. The final score was Pretenders 23 shots to Battlers 18. Congratulations go to Lee Armstrong and her team of Ken Nicholas, Bev Tyers, Thomas Wyatt, Charlie Tyers and Lilet Wyatt. It was also Lee`s first season as captain. Runners-up, Battlers were captained by Arc Gammaldi with Shirley and Laurie Wyhoon, Michael Gammaldi, Lois McNaughton and Sally Gammaldi. In the consolation final, Kardella carried their excellent form from the preliminary game a week earlier to perform consistently throughout the night to hold off The Burra by a single shot at game`s end. Once again, The Burra could not put two winning games together, after having qualified for the consolation final against Kardella only two weeks earlier. Kardella, thoroughly deserving of their win, were captained by Ian Nicholas and his team comprised of Val Rudd, Michael Corless, Nancye Harley, Denise Corless and Michael Mathews. In bias bowls at the Outtrim hall on Monday, June 7, a smaller contingent than usual of 15 bowlers played three games of eight ends, after an introductory session of skills coaching. The coaching clinic appeared to have been beneficial as some close games of excellent draw bowling ensued, with results as follows: First team - Rob Armstrong and Joyce Occhipinti with three wins and 13 shots up. Second - Joanna Lomagno, Mary Tumino and Jos Kemper with two wins and 12 shots up. Third - Lee Armstrong, Sally Gammaldi and Charlie Gilliam with one win and an even number of shots. The club also fielded 16 bowlers at the Buffalo club`s ladies versus men tournament last Friday night, and some excellent performances were achieved by the following members: Charlie Tumino and Michael Mathews (winning teams). Anna Meyer and Ashley Van Duffelen (runners-up teams). The club`s parlor bowls presentation and season windup night is to be held at the Korumburra Italian Social Club on Thursday, June 17 when a social night of bowling in a lightning premiership of three games per team will commence at 7.30pm - registration by 7.15pm at the latest please, while registrations can also be made earlier by telephone to 5657 3344. New bowlers will be made very welcome as usual on this fun night.

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

Korumburra ALTHOUGH the winter chill is upon us, many bowlers have been on the greens. Over the last 10 weeks some of our winners were Ken Cecil, Don Mackay, Peter Goad, Brad Tobin, Geoff Barber, David Goodridge, Grahame Brown, Brian Clough, John Elstub, Bey Seikman, Ron Williams, Frank Filomeno, Bill Dilg, Ron Hutton, Marg Goad, John Halliday, Michael Bantick, Don Harris, Ross Lomagno, Dennis Spinks, Bev Button. Club members have been saddened to learn of the passing of former members, Norm Mitchell and George Maindonald, to their families our condolences. Norm joined the bowls club in the early 1980s. He was a very dedicated member, becoming president in 1992-93. For his services to the club, Norm was honoured with a life membership, with ill health curtailing his bowling in later years. George was another well respected member, joining Korumburra in the early 1990s. he had originally bowled in his native guernsey, being a member of their national team. Ill health over the last few years also curtailed George’s time on the greens. Vale to these two former members. All lady members and friends are reminded that although we aren’t on the greens on Wednesdays, we have social afternoons in the clubhouse. All welcome to come along and join us in the warmth of the clubrooms. Monday was another very successful triples day run by the men. Our thanks to the Sentinel Times for the sponsorship of the day, also to the ladies who served the cuppas and hot soup, much apreciated by all. After three games, winners on the day were B.L.G. locals with a 15 shot win, Bruce McLaren’s squad of Michael Bantick and Ross Lomagno. Runners-up on the day with a three and 18 shot win, were local lads, Les Eastman, Brian Clough and Kev Watson, while the ’Gatha gang of Ron Hutton, Graham Drury and Frank Filomeno took home the spoils with a three and 33 shot win. Thanks Michael Giles for your sponsorship of the day, much appreciated by the club.

Skins win: Norm West, Chas Buccilli and Kieran Gardner (Inverloch) won the Korumburra Bowling Club Annual Skins Tournament on June 12.

Leongatha WHAT a week weather wise, but no complaints because we need the rain. This did however have an effect on the bowling activities for the week, so hence this report will be short and sweet. The start of the week, June 7 saw the beginning of the club’s ladies two-bowls triples winter comp. A small field of six teams graced the greens. Winners were Trish McCormack (s), Jaye Allen-Dayle and Pat Fleming, the runners-up Glenda Trotman (s), Elaine White and Joan Bee. Best last game saw Ellie McIntyre (s), Faye Judd and E. Fitt take the honours. The comp also included a corner to corner event, with Joan Bee taking the title. Sponsors for the day were the Leongatha

Midweek ladies MIDWEEK bowls was held at Tarwin Lower on Thursday June 10, with 34 attending. A cold day but we managed to get two games played before the showers came. There were three two game winners with a score of 35. The winners were a triple team of Ron Rogers (skip), Jaye Allen Dayle (2nd) and Bill Lane (L). Runners-up were another triple with a score of 33, Peter McWilliams (skip), Freda Herns (2nd) and Jennie Mitchell (L). The best one game winners, with 23, were Eric Wild (skip), John Routley (3rd), Verna Donohue (2nd), Jean Hill (L). The team of John Hill (s), Glad Mitford (2nd) and John De Roy (l) scored seven shots on one end and received a pen. Well done team. The ‘crying’ cloth or encouragement award went to the team of Malc Scott (s), Don Graham (2nd) and Elaine Flett (L). Welcome back from holidays to John De Roy and John Madden. Not a good welcome home Malc, better luck next week. Thanks to Bill Harris and another club member, we were all well looked after with coffee and biscuits to warm us up and biscuits and cheese to finish the game. Thanks to all members for braving the cold day but winter bowls is just that. Next week will be at Phillip Island with hot pies, dim sims etc for those who want them. Be there by 10.45am for an 11am start. Names in by 10.30am. Happy bowling.


Bowls Club. The next event will be held on Monday, July 5 and I have been advised that the ladies’ monthly winter comp is open to teams / lady bowlers from any club, and if you want more information please contact Glenice Emmerson on 5662 2082 or Marlene Rayson 5662 3042. The midweek social triples was a nonevent due to weather conditions. Saturday, again despite the weather saw a brave team of eight players suffer the conditions, with the winners the team of Trish McCormack and Les Wilson. Again the sponsors were the Leongatha Bowls Club. The next monthly affiliated triples will be held on Wednesday, June 23 (weather permitting), with play to start at 9.30am.

Mardan indoor FOURTEEN bowlers ventured out to Mardan on a cold and wet evening, but the conditions didn’t stop all players enjoying some competitive and entertaining bowling. Vito’s winning run finally came to an end. Reports suggest that it was impossible to win in such an outlandish hat, which was last seen sailing over the fence into the paddock. The bowls was again played as two, ten end games with one team (Bev Greenwood, Ian Rustfree and Robert Matthies (skip), winning both their games and taking the honours. Runners-up were Russell Grady, Nick Rutjens and Vito Serafino, (skip). The last of the singles semi finals was delayed for a week due to sickness, and then the ladies and men’s championships will be decided the following week.

Mirboo North GREAT day for bowling and teams came from afar to compete. A team from Korumburra won the day, winning their three games. Ray Saunders (skip), Kev Watson (second) and John McVeigh (lead). A composite Yinnar Thorpdale team picked up the runners-up prize. Gerry Van Duip (skip), Brian Carpenter (second) and Mike Arnold (lead). Congratulations to all winners and those who competed. The $100 jackpot did not go off with plus 10, the marble drawn. It is $125 next week. The coolish day made sure the home made soups were in demand for lunch. Well done to our catering ladies.

THE sponsor for Monday, May 31 triples was member Lindsay Richards. Winners were Peter Williams, Kevin Queale and Ray Czempinski (Mirboo North). From seven two-game winners, the runners-up were Foster’s Seb Blancato with Dino and Lucy Vignocchi. A drawn card award donated by Peter Shaw went to Russell Trotman’s Leongatha team. June 8 triples was sponsored by president Paul Buckner and his wife Sue. Winners

were Seb, Dino and Lucy (Foster), with locals Rob Butterworth, Avril Van Wamel and Lindsay Richards runners-up. A drawn card award donated by the club went to Eric Gallop’s Tarwin Lower team. Wednesday, June 2 social bowls winners were Graeme Tobias and Irene Hill from a field of 18. The lucky draw went to Kevin Robinson. No social bowls on Wednesday, June 9 due to the heavy rain. Members are reminded that annual fees need to be paid before June 30.


LAST Tuesday, June 8, we had 14 bowlers out on a very cool night to play carpet bowls.

Two games of 10 ends saw only one team with two wins, and that was the team of Rob Howard, Harry Dunn and John Huntley. Carpet bowls starts at 7pm every Tuesday, please be there by 6.50 pm. All welcome. Wednesday, June 9, there was no bowls. Sunday, June 13, was cold and slightly damp. There were 18 very brave souls and two, two game winners, resulting in both teams winning the same amount of ends on 35 points. So it went to a countback on points. The winning team on plus 13 was the team of Carol Hughes, Michael Popplewell (a visitor from Mornington Civic) and Margaret Griffin. Don’t forget, names in by 10.15am, for both Wednesday and Sunday. Mixed bowls, dress mufti, all welcome. It was very sad to hear of the passing of Sadie Parks, a much loved bowler from our club, and a very good one also. We extend our sympathy to June, Ron and family.

Dumbalk indoor ON Monday, June 7, 13 players competed in three games of eight ends. The winners were Pat Thomas (skipper), Rob Butterworth and Lindsay Richards with two wins and plus seven shots. The runners-up were Paul Holmes (skipper), Frank Peile and Carol Muller with two wins, plus four shots and 14 ends.

Buffalo indoor ON Wednesday, June 9 nine players on a wet, cold night saw four teams, one of three and three of two bowl. In fourth (LLD), skipper Toni Heldens, Ian Benson; third (WLL), skipper Bill Wolswinkle, Lee Armstrong; second (LWW), skipper Rob Armstrong, Peter Heldens and Carolyn Benson; first (WWD), skipper Rod McConchie, Andrew Hanks. Best first game Bill 14-4, second Rob 8-4, third Rob 10-4. Hope to see you all next Wednesday at 7.30pm.

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Hard slog hill THOSE who made the trip out to Knox’s Hill were treated to a day of thrills and spills for the 34th time since the competition’s inception. Rain came and went, which made the run up the hill tough for the riders, but they all battled on and provided entertainment for those sitting below. There were many tents set up for viewing, and all of the crowd enjoyed a great day out.

Results 50cc 5-Under 9 years:1st Nikia Weber 1511-8, 2nd Royce Patterson 10-9-7, 3rd Scott May 106-5. 65cc 7-9 years: 1st Royce Patterson 31-15-5, 2nd Rhys Gray 29-27-21, 3rd Brayden Privitera 1812-5. 65cc 10-12 years: 1st

Rhys Kratzat 23-12-10, 2nd Darcy Linforth 22-18-10, 3rd Madeline May 22-10-9. 80-166cc 2&4 stroke 9-12 years: 1st Thomas Riley 38-32-8, 2nd Jack Kratzat 36-23-16, 3rd Matt Barker 31-25-25. 80-160cc 2&4 stroke 13-16 years: 1st James Ryan 68-65-37, 2nd Dale McRae 52-38-30, 3rd James van den Borne 32-15-15. 200-250cc 4 stroke 1316 years: 1st James van den Borne 75-70-59, 2nd Jack Clarke 40-40-18, 3rd Cassandra McRae 38-32-32. Ladies all powers: 1st Samantha Burch 35-36, 2nd Burgan Svenson 30-30-21, 3rd Laura Robins 28-10-6. Pre ’85 all powers: 1st Chris Krausz 79-65-40, 2nd Mark Williams 77-73-70, 3rd Paul Krausz 74-50. Ag bikes: 1st Kevin Gray 69-45, 2nd Luke Helmuth 6860-45, 3rd Kym Smallman 62-55-46. Modified, super modified & road bikes: 1st Adam Dean over-over-104, 2nd Daniel Kavanagh over-145110, 3rd Matthew Jackson

over-114-87. Up to 200cc 2 stroke: 1st Danny Forrester 90-81-80, 2nd John Clark 84-75-72, 3rd David Fleming 80-80-71. 201-251cc 2 stroke: 1st Eugene Proudlock 128-10070, 2nd Adam Dean 10890-84, 3rd Danny Forrester 94-91-77. Over 251cc 2 stroke: 1st Rick Miles over-138-52, 2nd Adam Dean 117-100-75, 3rd Gavan Joyce 101-93-78. Up to 351cc 4 stroke: 1st Rick Miles 108-97-92, 2nd Con Privitera 103-90-81, 3rd Peter Boyle 104-80-70. 351-451cc 4 stroke: 1st Peter Boyle 143-135-134, 2nd Sam Richardson 141-905, 3rd Josh Ross 97-83-61. Over 451cc 4 stroke: 1st Luke Gilbert 141-49-40, 2nd Rick Miles 128-69-68, 3rd Con Privitera 105-97-89. Kevin Cook Memorial outright: Adam Dean - modified Honda CR500. Jake Kavanagh Memorial - Under 15 years 80100cc: Jack Kratzat - Honda CRF80.

Riding high: Jack Kratzat tried his luck at the hill climb on Sunday.

Day out: Branson Amato and Brad Wilson from Dumbalk North attended the climb.

basketball Domestic results June 7

16 Boys: Spurs 55 (B. Dorling 24) d Celtics 36 (R. Johnson 16); Bulls 46 (A Simmons 21) d Jazz 23 (A. O’Neill 10). 18 Boys: Mortimer (T. Goss 20) d Rodwell 17 (G. Halliday 6); Jeffs 38 (M. Edwards 19) d Caporale 33 (M. Lower 10). Women: Bird 45 (K. Sorrell 11) d Bunch of Grapes 16 (R. James 6); Harp 82 (T. Maskell 10); Shamrocks 52 (L. Christopher 10) d Golden Girls 10 (J. Allen 4). 12 Girls: Taylor 5 (B. Field 4) d Harrower 4 (A. Harkin 2); Snell 18 (T. Heylen 10) d Jackson 11 (J. Roberts 5). 14 Girls: Fitzgerald 37 (T. Claperton 12) d Blair 21 (S. Heylen 11); Jeffs 60 (C. Rodda 30) d Hillberg 15 (E. O’Loughlin 6). 16 Girls: Capitals 41 (A. Cuff 18) d Boomers 32 (K. Bentvelzen 17); Spirit 49 (A. Lynn 10) d Fire 32 (M. Lumby 8). Masters: Witches Hats 28 (S. Moriarty 8) d Wannabes 17 (K. Williams 10); Local Blokes 41 (J. Turnbull 17) d B.S.C. 36 (C. Loughridge 11); Mixtures 32 (I. Glasscock 10) d Doggers 28 (M. Gray 0). A Men: Wildcats 47 (T. Sorrell 15) d Amberfluids 35 (J. Kennedy 14); Molten 37 (G. Haliday 8) d Blood 35 (D. Rodwell 19). 12 Boys: Taipans 40 (J. Patullo 14) d Dragons 25 (J. Patullo 19); Hawks 21 (R. Dixon 14) d Sixers 6 (B. Boyd 6). Korumburra Basketball grand final day, June 20, first game 9am.


Supporters: Trish Dickson, Zach Chalmers and Cody Chalmers of Leongatha South were keen observers.

Ben Austin: The young rider tries to get his bike going.

President stars at Leongatha badminton

IN arguably the best match for the 2010 badminton season, Nerrena narrowly defeated Outtrim by a mere three points, with club president Alan McEachern’s performance crucial to Nerrena’s win.

Outtrim started the match well with Steve Johnson and Paul Sokhom applying good pressure. Neil Jeremiah and Jose Shelton slowly began to turn the tables back into Nerrena’s favour. It was the second singles match where Alan McEachern defeated Paul Sokhom 158, that changed the whole

complexion of the match. From here, Nerrena were able to hold onto their small lead and record a memorable victory. Koonwarra have turned their season around in the past few weeks and have emerged as the dark horse of the competition and if they can sneak into the top four anything could be possible. Koonwarra easily accounted for Tarwin. Greg Marshman, Ryan Jeremiah, Roger Callister and Allun Hashim were all switched on for Koonwarra. Chris Gourlay and Phil Munro were the only players to win a set for Tarwin. Korumburra put up a tremendous show against

top side Berrys Creek going down by only six points. Maurice Simpson was the star for Korumburra but it wasn’t quite enough, with Steve Boag and Amrit Gil too solid in their doubles sets. Steve Boag in particular is having a top season. A special mention to Aaron De Gennaro who won his singles after being promoted to the number two position - a top effort to defeat Jason. In B Grade action, Tiffany Yap and Kathy Smith had one of the most memorable matches witnessed at B Grade level. Kathy’s experience got her over the line in an emotion charged tiebreaker. Guilia

Joyce and Rhonda Newton also turned on great performances for Solo and in the end they were too classy for an out of form Coke. Perhaps they were looking forward to the long weekend too much. Fanta struggled against top side Pepsi. Pepsi’s all-round depth stood out in the emphatic victory while for Fanta, young Callan Porter was good all night and that grand old campaigner, Dom O’Brien was magnificent in his singles match. It was a pity he was terrible in his two doubles performances, a definite lack of consistency. In the final match for analysis, Davis Lou was

the star of the show, winning his three sets for Raspberry and he was greatly assisted by Jo Callister, who is having a top season after being promoted. Their opponents Creamy Soda had a dirty night and some inspiration is required from this team’s leaders. Our club championships are just around the corner, so all members are urged to get their partners organised and participate in a great night of badminton.

Results A Grade: Nerrena 4/124 d Outtrim 4/121; Koonwarra 7/134 d Tarwin 1/81; Berrys Creek 4/125


d Korumburra 4/119. B Grade: Raspberry 6/133 d Creamy Soda 2/102; Pepsi 6/132 d Fanta 2/90; Solo 6/132 d Coke 2/95.

Ladders A Grade Berrys Creek ............... 113.7 Outtrim ........................ 119.8 Nerrena ........................102.8 Hallston ........................101.1 Koonwarra.......................96.5 Korumburra .....................89.0 Tarwin .............................82.2 B Grade Pepsi ............................. 110.9 Raspberry .................... 110.6 Solo ...............................107.3 Coke................................96.5 Creamy Soda ...................95.6 Fanta................................80.9

Round 12 - June 19 Toora v MDU Yarram v Kilcunda-Bass Tarwin v Fish Creek Dalyston v DWWWW Inv-Kongwak v Foster Kor-Bena v Stony Creek Phillip Island - bye Round 11 - June 19 Boolarra v Yarragon Mirboo North v Newborough Hill End v Thorpdale Yall-Yall North v Yinnar Morwell East v Trafalgar

GIPPSLAND Round 10 - June 19 Warragul v Morwell Leongatha v Wonthaggi (night) Traralgon v Moe Maffra v Drouin Sale - bye

ELLINBANK 53 50 44 41 35 31 26 51 48 47 37 37 27

Round 10 - June 19 Bunyip v Nilma-Darnum Garfield v Ellinbank Longwarry v Lang Lang Nar Nar Goon v Neerim South Nyora v Buln Buln Poowong v Cora Lynn Warr Ind. v Koo Wee Rup (Sun) Catani - bye

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The strongman brotherhood By Matt Dunn THERE’S a brotherhood amongst the strongmen of Port Welshpool. The town’s weightlifting duo, Adam Kok and James Perry were born one day apart in 1990 and have been mates as long as either can remember. Now the pair has claimed Victorian titles and will compete at the national championships in Queensland next month. James won the under 20, 94kg state championship, while Adam won the prize in the super heavyweight division. James said that having Adam in his corner had been invaluable. “You need to have someone to push you in training, because you can’t really do it yourself,” he said. Adam’s father Guus has been a strong supporter of his son’s career, helping him train when he’s at home at the family’s caravan park. He puts the boys’ strength down to good country living. “They’re very strong boys in South Gippsland because they all work on farms. They’re not like the boys in the city who play on computers all day,” he said. “James goes home and he helps his mum and dad on the farm and he’s lifting bales of hay. He’s picking up milk cans and all that sort of stuff. He’s got to work. “They’re used to manual work. Totally different to Melbourne. I think that’s a big plus for this area, because it produces the best weightlifters.” It’s a solid theory when you consider these two men living in such close proximity are scaling the top of their sport. Not yet

20-years-old, the pair still has a long way to go before they reach their peaks. Twentysix is generally agreed to be the age at which weightlifters do their best lifting. Adam was one of two weightlifters selected to compete for Australia at the World Junior Weightlifting Championships in Bulgaria this month, after a standout performance in Fiji. Adam won gold at the 2010 Oceania Games in the 105+kg event to qualify for the world titles. He is not boastful, but the young man has a quiet confidence and he knows what he wants to achieve. “In two years time I see myself at the Olympics in London and in four years time I see myself with a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games,” he said. Winning an Olympic gold medal would be the “ultimate” prize for the lifter. He is not typical for a man lifting such big weights. He is muscular, but not carrying any extra bulk. His training is gym focused. He said a lot of lifters did the basics and did not train to improve their weaknesses. “You’ve got to think outside the box. You need to think how to get more flexible, stronger. They don’t think about nutrition. To be the best you’ve got to do everything the best,” he said. “I’m the lightest super heavyweight in Australia. I feel I’m a bit faster too when I’m lifting. The big guys have to get it around their stomachs. “They’re a lot stronger, but they’re not as fast.”

Leongatha squash THE last round for the season was played last week, with finals starting this week. Please come along and support your fellow competitors and assist with scoring and umpiring. Semi finals for A Grade were held on Monday night and B Grade semis are on Wednesday night. Preliminary finals are on Monday, June 21 and the grand final is on Friday, June 25. B Grade results from last week: Korumburra 3-9-121 d Mardan 1-8-100. Buffalo 2-7-101 d Tarwin 1-794.

Leongatha golf

THE Tom Welsford Memorial board event was taken out by Max Kavanagh and Nick Lafferty who combined well to score 45 points. This gave them a one point advantage over two pairs, Steve Miller and Jon Smith, who were runers-up on a countback from Chris Leaver and Col Sperling. Chris also took the pro-pin prize. Pairs to win balls were: C. Leaver, C. Sperling 44; N. Kent, R. Chaplin 43; P. Browne, G. Sharrock 43; F. De Bono, M. Fraser 42; D. Wiley, C. Leaver 41; G. McDonald, N. Hughes 41; D. Comrie, S. Gourn 41; M. Stubbs, D. Malone 40. Tuesday Ken Wardle managed some time off work and he pumped out a great round of 40 points to win A Grade. Keith Macfarlane was B Grade winner on 39, while Ken Gardner had a day out scoring a massive 44 points to secure the prize in C Grade. Joe Lowell had an eagle two on the par four 5th hole. Congratulations Joe. Frank Smedley (14th) and Geoff McDonald (16th) were nearest the pin winners. Ball winners: L. Newton 40, D. Malone, T. Steer 38; N. Cairns 37, F. Smed-

Mirboo 2-8-84 d Stony 2-677. Nerrena 3-9-98 d Leongatha 1-4-73. Match of the week: Jack Stephenson three games, 38 points defeated Cassie Houston two games, 33 points. Jack took the first two games, which were very closely contested. Cassie came back and took the next two, forcing the decider, with Jack running out the winner nine points to one. If you want to play next season please let your match committee know: A Grade (Darren 5663 6254 or Craig 5668 6244) and B Grade (Greg or Helen 5662 3755 or Tom 0409 613 664). ley, D. Clemann, G. Maher 36; R. Paice, J. Cummins, A. Sperling, C. James 35. Thursday The top shots keep coming. After Doug Clemann’s ace last week on the 16th, it was Barry Stevens’ turn this week. Barry holed in one at the par three 14th hole and congratulations are due. Obviously Barry won nearest the pin on that hole and Les Newton won on the 16th. The winning team in the Irish teams event was: M. Stubbs, G. Maher, L. Newton, E. Poole 127. Runners-up were H. Forrester, J. Lowell, B. Stevens, J. Smith 119. Down the line: C. Leaver, P. Hartigan, J. King, R. Paice 116; M. Oliver, R. Burton, N. Hughes, G. McDonald 114; B. Jamieson, K. Scott, K. Gardner, J. Stewart 113. Saturday’s event is the Vern Pease open ambrose, and watch for the wine and cheese day fourball on Thursday, June 24 sponsored by the Dandenong club.

Ladies Eight ladies went out to play a nine hole event on Wednesday, June 8. The excited winner was Glenyce McRobert who scored 19 points after a countback. Coral Gray 19, and Dot Stubbs 18 were winners of balls down the line to make up for all the wet gear.

Friendly rivals: James Perry, left, and Adam Kok are good mates who grew up together in the Welshpool region. Now they are ready to take on the weightlifting world. Having claimed Victorian titles, they will compete at the national championships in Queensland next month. James won the under 20, 94kg state championship, while Adam won the prize in the super heavyweight division.

New seats at Leongatha Rec Reserve LEONGATHA’s Recreation Reserve has received a council community grant which has gone towards the purchase of 23 new seats. The six metre long seats, made from aluminium, are positioned around the oval, to allow greater viewing comfort for supporters of cricket and football. Taranto’s supplied the seats, which were put in by 10-15 participants at a working bee over two weekends. “It has been years since seats have been around the ground, so the club is very excited to have them there now and we’re very appreciative of what the shire has done,” spokesperson Phil Poulton said.

Best seats in the house: (from bottom) Sam Dowd, Phil Poulton, Peter O’Loughlin and Brett Nagel enjoying the view of training from one of the 23 new seats around the ground.

Welshpool golf TUESDAY’S barbecue nine hole event was won by Terry Reed with 19 points. Balls down the line: Pappy Pope 18, Andrew Brown 17 on countback. Achievers award: Karen Barwick on countback. Nearest the pin: 17th Pappy Pope, Kenny Hobbs 17, Keith Lear, Merv Lowe and Ken Hallett 16, Brian MacPherson, David Bligh 15, Don Norton 14, Len Wood 13, Merv Lowe 13. Saturday’s nine hole stableford winner was Pat Carroll 19 points. Balls down the line: Keith Lear

Woorayl golf ON Saturday we played a four man ambrose event sponsored by B. Wilson, T. Hemming and R. Hughes. There were of course some great scores, with the team of P. Challis, G. Challis, R. McGrory and D. Simmons winning with 551/6, just getting up from the team of G. Winkler, P. Burgess, J. Howard and S. Duffield with 55.5. Balls went to B. Challis, R. Moreland, B. Moreland, B. Peach,

17, Pappy Pope 16 on countback. Nearest the pin: 6th Keith Lear. Other scores: Alan Hayes 15, Graham English 14, Bob Wiggins and Liz Hoogwert 13. Sunday’s 18 hole stroke winner was Russ Barwick 71 net. Balls down the line: Rod Walker and Gary Brown 74. Nearest the pin: 6th Jack Jacobsen. Other scores: Ken Hallett, Peter Westaway, Pat Carroll and Keith Lear all 76, Jack Jacobsen and Bob Wiggins 84, Alan Hayes 85, Graham English 89. Next week: stroke and monthly medal. Note: next Saturday night, June 19 social dinner theme pies. R. Hughes, T. Elliott, R. Beilby, M. Wood, I. Balfour, B. Stubbs, A. Hickey and J. Hickey. Nice to see our visitors from Newry get amongst the balls. The nearest the pins went to N. Lovie and G. McKinnon. In the coming week we have Guys and Dolls on Wednesday, and remember our meal and raffle night is on this Thursday.Next Saturday we will play a single stableford event sponsored by Alex Scott and Staff.

South Gippsland veterans golf FIFTY-four veterans at Wonthaggi enjoyed the stableford competition on a wet course that had suffered rain and hail the night before. Chas Hodge of the Lang Lang club has his first holein-one on the eighth with a beautiful shot. Winner on the day was John Wilson from Wonthaggi with 39 points. He won on a countback from L. McKenzie from the same club. Apart from Chas, the other nearest the pins went to John Maynard on two, Bo Fiek on 13 and J. Richardson on 17. Ball run down went to those who scored 32 points or better. The veterans look forward to seeing fine weather and more players at Leongatha on Thursday, July 15. The event was sponsored by Jean Osbourne in memory of Cliff Osbourne.

Mirboo North golf

A STABLEFORD event was held on Saturday June 12 with 32 starters in attendance. The CCR was 37/71. A Grade was won by P. Woodall (11) 39 points - the day winner on a countback. B Grade was won by D. Banks (24) 39 points. Down the line balls: G. Watson and M. Payne 37, L. Chila and N. Fox 36. Nearest the pins: 4th A. Williams, 13th J. McFarlane, 16th S. Evison. 2nd shot 1st: A. Williams. Pro Pin: M. Payne. Birdies: G. Watson 4th, P. Stimson and J. McFarlane 13th, S. Evison 16th. There were 12 starters for a stableford event on Thursday, June 10. The CCR was 70. The winner was Max Fletcher (27) 43 points. Down the line balls: Ray Matthews (10) 39 pts, Ritchie Robbins (17) 37 pts. Birdies: 6th Ritchie Robbins, 16th Phil Stimson and Peter Draper.

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Wheelie good matchup KORUMBURRA will host an exhibition wheelchair basketball match on June 24, with able-bodied players getting a feel for what it’s like to play from a wheelchair.

The Thursday, June 24 event will pit Korumburra Basketball Association players against the Gippsland Wheelchair Basketball team. The match will be played at the Korumburra recreation centre. The fun will start at 6pm, with a live band and finger food to get the night rolling. SCAA spokeswoman Vicki Bradley from the South Coast Primary Care Partnership, said the match was all about promoting opportunities for people with disabilities to be involved in sport and active recreation within their

communities. “The SCAA is a collection of community agencies that set out to create sustainable opportunities for people with a disability in local sport, recreation and community activities in the South Gippsland and Bass Coast local government areas (South Coast),” she said. “The aim of this event is to increase awareness of the range of activities available for physical activity and social inclusion and to help clubs and organisations become more inclusive and welcoming to all people.” The event has been organised by the South Coast Access Alliance in conjunction with the Korumburra Basketball Association and Gippsland Wheelchair Basketball team. GippsSport has also backed the event and will showcase its

Welcoming and Inclusive Clubs kit, which will be available for free on the night. The Welcoming and Inclusive Clubs kits are available to all sporting clubs and have been designed to help clubs become more aware of the barriers that prevent people from joining sporting clubs and to take concrete steps towards improving access for all people. Staff from GippSport will be on hand to assist club members with any queries. Free tickets are available to the event, but registration of interest is essential for catering purposes. Contact Alisha McDonald, Rural Access at South Gippsland Shire on 5662 9376 or alisham@ Free tickets will also be available in The Star prior to the event, so cut them out and call Alisha to tell her you are coming.

Game for all: basketball has proven to be one of the most popular sports for wheelchair bound competitors. Gippsland’s best will be showing their wares in Korumburra on June 24. Pictured here is the Australian Olympic team’s Shaun Norris (#7), competing in the Wheelchair Basketball match between Australia and Japan during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Great auction opportunity Leongatha AN auction will be held to raise money for the Leongatha Table Tennis Association on July 1.

Top juniors: table tennis players Bryce Holwerda and Michaela Campbell are hoping the auction will raise money so they can practise on new tables.

A huge number of items will be sold on the night, including an MTD ride-on mower provided by JSL Light Engines valued at more than $4000. Among the other exciting items to bid on include a pallet of pavers, digital camera, kids stuff, museum tickets and vouchers galore. Money raised will go towards replacing tables that were purchased in the 1970s and training coaches to provide expert advice to table tennis players. If there is money left over the floors will be resealed. The new tables and coaching will help give young Gippsland

Sport Academy Squad competitors an extra edge when they play other children from well resourced city clubs. The auction will be on Thursday, July 1 at 7pm in the Leongatha Table Tennis Club rooms at the Leongatha Recreation Reserve. For more information call 5664 0178. Also on July 1, but during the day, is a special school holiday table tennis day. From 10am to 4pm there are games, exhibition matches, a robot machine and challenge top players. The event costs $5. Bats are provided and wear your rubber soled shoes. There will also be door prizes and hot and cold food available.

Mirboo North Venus Bay Angling Club Venus Bay Football news THE Angling Club June MIRBOO North hosts Newborough at Tigerland this Saturday when Mid Gippsland football and netball competitions resume after the weekend’s Queen’s Birthday mid-season break. A large crowd is expected to be in attendance to watch the four football and six netball games between the Tigers and the Bulldogs. Following a well-earned week off, players from both clubs will be refreshed and ready for action as soon as the umpire’s whistle blows. In the Seniors football, second-placed Mirboo North, which defeated Newborough in the first game of the season, will be keen to maximise its resource efficiency and boot a winning score. Newborough playing coach, Darryl Disisto, will be hoping his young side can find some form against the Tigers in order to keep its 2010 finals hopes alive. The Bulldogs are currently sixth on the ladder after four wins and a draw this year. Although it is sitting outside the five, Newborough has a proven track record, having won four premierships in the past 11 years, so the Tigers cannot afford tp relax or be overconfident. Mirboo North will rely on its experienced campaigners, Don Webb, Matt Holland, Shane Peters, Drew Gardener, Peter Mongta and Byron Dalliston to continue their recent good form. The Tigers are also hopeful Josh Taylor, Jacob Nash, Anthony Bence, Brett Palmer, Dwayne Gunn and Dom Pinneri will find plenty of the footy and add scoring options in attack.

competition was held over the Queen’s Birthday weekend. The three day event commenced at 6am on Saturday, June 12,

and finished at 3pm on Monday, June 14. A club barbecue was held on the Saturday evening, with many members in attendance. It was cold with an icy wind off the water. Sunday night was the

annual winter hot dog and soup night, and again many members attended to share the warmth of the bonfire. Thanks to all members who helped to clean up afterwards and pack things away. Your help is always appreciated by the committee. Twenty-nine senior and three junior members fished in this competition. The results are Seniors: 1st Andrew Godfrey (whiting 320g), 2nd Leon Webb (whiting 320g) and 3rd Dale Walker (flathead 740g). There were no results to report from the junior competition.

Leon Webb: came second with a 320g whiting at the Venus Bay angling competition.

Cycling CLUB members took part in the three day Gippsland club tour over the long weekend. Saturday the racing was at Boolarra with a time trial and road stage, followed by Sunday at Shady Creek with a road stage followed by Monday with racing out of Wonthaggi. There were around 70 riders split into A, B and C Grade divisions. The weather was reasonably kind and there were no mishaps for the weekend. In the A Grade race, Stuart Smith was leading after the first day and had picked up the King of the Mountain points. He consolidated his points in that component of the tour on Sunday, but was unable to start on Monday as he had a uni exam to sit. However, his KOM points were sufficient to claim the KOM title. In the general field, Nick Aitken was racing, but was well marked by the other riders. He took out the opening time trial, but was unable to add to his time position via stage finishes. The end result was a second overall with the winner and third place riders coming from the Warragul club. In the B Grade division, Tom Debenham, Eamon Feely, Ronald Purtle, Tony Smith and Phil Camenzuli were active in the bunch. Following a good opening time trial and a second in stage two, Tom Debenham was always in contention. The end result saw Tom pick up second place overall whilst Ronald and Eamon were equal second in the KOM section. Ronald ended up fourth overall as well. In the C Grade division, the club was well represented with a mix of older riders and our young junior riders. Peter Hollins started the tour off well, with third in the time trial. He followed up with a second in the second stage and a further third in the final stage. This effort was just enough for him to claim the win overall. Elliot Gin also rode well, winning the second stage and placing second in the last stage, however a lack of consistency saw him finish in fourth place overall. Kevin Feely picked up a third place in stage three whilst in the sprint point competition, Steve Piasente finished second and Elliot third. In addition a points competition was run over all the results for the clubs. The end result was a win for Warragul 38 points, whilst Leongatha had to settle for second on 35 points. Some of the other club members were competing in the Victorian Veterans Cycling event at Bendigo over the weekend. Mandy Scott has cleaned up in the women’s division in her first open competition. Paul Taranto and Clem Fries also ended up in the placings whilst Rod Cheyne was another competitive participant. Next week club racing is back at Pound Creek and members have recycled paper loading on Sunday afternoon.

Gippsland club tour: a Leongatha member cycles on the long weekend.

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Kaila runs top ten time DISTANCE runner Kaila McKnight (Knox AC), from Stony Creek, has headlined an outstanding weekend for Victoria’s track elite, recording an impressive individual result in Europe recently. M c K n i g h t produced a stunning Commonwealth Games ‘A’ qualifier and Australian all-time top10 performance in the women’s 1500 metres in Sotteville, France. National 1500 metres champion Kaila McKnight, strengthened her bid for discretionary selection to the Commonwealth Games team, stopping the clock at 4:08.78 to place third in the women’s 1500 metres at the Meeting International Sotteville in northern France, behind Ethiopian Meskerem Assefa (4:05.62) and local Fanjanteino Felix (4:07.10). McKnight, 24 slashed over a second from her previous best of 4:10.01 set in Sollentuna, Sweden last year, to jump from 13th to ninth on Australia’s all-time performers list for the event. A silver medallist over 1500 metres at the 2009 World University Games, McKnight is the only Australian woman to have posted a Commonwealth Games qualifying time in 2010, with her breakthrough Sotteville performance comfortably inside the ‘A’ standard of 4:09.50. Athletics Australia selectors will meet on August 16, 2010 to make their final discretionary selections and additions to the track and field team for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, in October.

Looking ahead: MDU looks forward to pass in the A Grade match against Yarram.

Players reunite at MDU MDU had an “excellent” premiership reunion on Saturday in Meeniyan. Teams getting back together were the 1970 Thirds football, 1990 Seniors football and 2000 C Grade netball teams. Club member Kellie Thomas, who tracked down players for the big day, said the 1990 Thirds was significant as it was the first flag MDU had won after joining the Alberton Football League. She said players remembered a wet and muddy day at Yarram, which was extremely low scoring. Some of the players from the 1970 team hadn’t seen each other since the grand final 40 years ago. The team’s coach, the late Les Baker, was represented by a son from Tasmania and daughter from Leongatha at the premiership reunion. It was a significant premiership as the team had finished fourth on the ladder after several defeats during the season. Foster had only been defeated once that season and not by MDU. Tony Blake completed a lot of research for his role as MC at the evening event, which also featured a twocourse meal at the clubrooms. An afternoon tea was also held in the clubrooms.

Forty years back: members of the 1970 Thirds premiership team.

Seven goals: that’s how many 1990 premiership goals coach Ken Lester kicked on that memorable day. Ken chats with Grant Kuhne who was also in that side.

Reunion: some members of the 2000 C Grade netball premiership side.

Back at MDU: members of the 1990 Senior premiership side. All good: from left, Des ‘Bilko’ Thorson, Daryl Brain and Paul Goss were all members of the glorious 1990 premiership.

Saturday event: reunion organiser Tony Blake, 1990 president John MatWatching the action: catching up at the footy were, from left, Ted Hanily thews, reunion organiser Kellie Thomas, Gary ‘Bull’ Baker and sister Pam and Ryan Smith (both in the 1990 premiership side) and John Heppell (Thirds Blake, (son and daughter of the late Les Baker, coach of the 1970 Thirds premiership side). premiers in 1970).

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Alberton netball Results - Round 11

June 6 A Grade: Phillip Island 54 d Toora 24; Yarram 59 d MDU 51; Kor-Bena 54 d Foster 44; Inv-Kongwak 62 d DWWWW 16; Dalyston 60 d Fish Creek 36; Tarwin - bye; Stony Creek- bye. B Grade: Phillip Island 41 d Toora 35; MDU 60 d Yarram 21; Foster 67 d Korumburra-Bena 31; Inv-Kongwak 66 d DWWWW 32; Dalyston 45 d Fish Creek 43; Kilcunda-Bass 43 d Tarwin 37; Stony Creek - bye. C Grade: Phillip Island 43 d Toora 22; MDU 59 d Yarram 17; Korumburra-Bena 30 d Foster 21; Inverloch-Kongwak 37 d DWWWW 16; Dalyston 50 d Fish Creek 33; Tarwin 26 d Kilcunda-Bass 15; Stony Creek - bye. 17 & Under: Phillip Island 46 d Toora 9; Yarram 43 d MDU 32; Korumburra-Bena 39 d Foster 26; INv-Kongwak 36 d DWWWW 12; Dalyston 35 d Fish Creek 34; Kilcunda-Bass - bye; Stony Creek - bye. 15 & Under: Phillip Island 33 d Toora 31; MDU 23 d Yarram 12; Korumburra-Bena 43 d Foster

7; DWWWW 27 d InvKongwak 24; Dalyston 30 d Fish Creek 26; Tarwin 33 d Kilcunda-Bass 25; Stony Creek - bye. 13 & Under: Phillip Island 19 d Toora 9; MDU 18 d Yarram 8; Foster 17 d Korumburra-Bena 6; Inv-Kongwak 26 d DWWWW 9; Dalyston 42 d Fish Creek 10; Tarwin 29 d Kilcunda-Bass 10; Stony Creek - bye.

Ladders A Grade Kor-Bena ......................201.7 Foster............................225.8 Dalyston .......................169.2 Inv-K’wak ....................152.9 Stony Creek .................125.5 Fish Creek ......................95.0 Phillip Island .................104.2 Yarram .............................79.7 MDU ...............................77.2 Tarwin .............................56.0 Toora ...............................46.4 DWWWW.......................40.5 B Grade Foster............................272.9 Kor-Bena ......................159.3 Dalyston .......................134.0 Inv-Kongwak ...............160.3 MDU .............................158.0 Stony Creek ................. 110.2 Phillip Island .................122.0 Fish Creek .......................83.9 DWWWW.......................51.4 Toora ...............................50.3 Yarram .............................47.9 Kil-Bass...........................54.9 Tarwin .............................54.4 C Grade Dalyston .......................170.6 Foster............................244.5 MDU .............................214.4 Kor-Bena ...................... 211.1

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Inv-K’wak ...................144.9 Stony Creek ...................88.5 Phillip Island .................109.6 Yarram .............................98.9 Fish Creek .......................82.3 Tarwin .............................53.4 Kil-Bass...........................38.7 Toora ...............................38.3 DWWWW.......................36.3 17 & Under Kor-Bena ......................336.0 Yarram .........................215.5 Foster............................234.8 Dalyston .......................105.6 Phillip Island................148.5 MDU .............................125.8 Fish Creek .......................92.1 Stony Creek.....................77.5 Inv-Kongwak ..................55.8 Toora ...............................36.9 Kil-Bass...........................30.4 DWWWW.......................20.0 15 & Under Kor-Bena ......................263.2 Dalyston .......................183.1 Fish Creek ....................162.1 Stony Creek .................147.4 MDU ............................. 116.3 Phillip Island..................90.3 Tarwin .............................98.4 Foster...............................55.5 DWWWW.......................87.2 Inv-K’wak .......................74.7 Toora ...............................61.2 Yarram .............................62.2 Kil-Bass...........................50.5 13 & Under Phillip Island................318.4 Foster............................290.2 MDU ............................ 112.7 Yarram .........................129.5 Kor-Bena ......................187.6 Inv-K’wak .................... 114.9 Tarwin ...........................109.5 Phillip Island ...................88.6 Fish Creek .......................74.8 Toora ...............................71.4 DWWWW.......................37.8 Stony Creek.....................38.4 Kil-Bass...........................36.1

Parrots netball

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A Grade

Leongatha 66 d Moe 33. Awards: Mel Hughs (Serafinos) and Kate McCarthy (Evans Petroleum). Auction player: Kate Govers. The team displayed great control and accuracy all game. The strength of the defenders and the pressure all over the court made it hard for Moe to keep up. The girls have been training hard and it shows.

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B Grade

Leongatha 70 d Moe 28. Awards: Tayla Robb (L.C. Excessorise) and Megan Lester (Evans Petroleum). Auction player: Amelia McCarthy. Welcome back to the winner’s circle B Grade. Strong defence and accurate shooting, good attacking and a positive team outlook combined for the strong win.

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C Grade

Leongatha 44 d Moe 15. Awards: Sandi Leask(Grylls) and Jemima Wilson (Evans Petroleum). Auction player: Jemima Wilson. They led well and played a great team game. Remember to keep on your toes girls and go hard at the ball next week.

Wing attack: Fish Creek takes possession in their A Grade loss to Dalyston.

West Gippsland netball

Blocked: Sam Rayson, MDU’s goaldefence, blocks Yarram’s goal attempt.

Results - Round 9 A Grade: Sale 32 lt Morwell 40, Wonthaggi 55 d Warragul 36, Moe 33 lt Leongatha 66, Traralgon 41 lt Drouin 43, Maffra - bye. B Grade: Sale 39 lt Morwell 51, Wonthaggi 57 d Warragul 45, Moe 28 lt Leongatha 70, Traralgon 36 lt Drouin 38, Maffra - bye. C Grade: Sale 29 lt Morwell 41, Wonthaggi 38 d Warragul 19, Moe 15 lt Leongatha 44, Traralgon 25 lt Drouin 33, Maffra - bye. 17 & Under: Sale 56 d Morwell 21, Wonthaggi 25 lt Warragul 30, Moe 11 lt Leongatha 48, Traralgon 52 d Drouin 13, Maffra - bye. 15 & Under: Sale 27 d Morwell 25, Wonthaggi 24 drew Warragul 24, Moe 11 lt Leongatha 33, Traralgon 27 d Drouin

Power netball A Grade Wonthaggi 55 d Warragul 36. What a great last quarter girls. A strong attack end with Emma winning the physical contest, and great defence again with the mid court working hard to build the victory. Courtney’s strength was brilliant, once she looked at the ring to take her shots. Awards: Emma (Caledonian), Julie (Evans Petroleum) and Alice (Nyojos). B Grade Wonthaggi 57 d Warragul 45. No report. Awards: Keely (Caledonian Hotel), Brodie (Evans Petroleum) and Claire (Nyojos). C Grade Wonthaggi 38 d Warragul 19.

A slow start, but terrific turnovers by rocket Rhonda led us to victory. Once again strong shooting from Lani and the all over court pressure was great. We were a bit sloppy with passes. Awards: Lani (Karmella Fashions), Rhonda (Revive), Tina (Evans Petroleum). 17 and Under Wonthaggi 25 lost to Warragul 30. A strong start with great teamwork. Great defence from Kiani and Alice kept the game interesting. Hannah and Elly, much better team work from you both. The mid court, Sarah, Jorde and Phoebe gave their all. Awards: Kiani (Vortex), Alice (Evans Petroleum) and Sarah (McDonalds). 15 and Under Wonthaggi 24 drew with

Warragul 24. The girls came out strong right from the start. All seven players deserved an award with their committed play. Thanks to Niki for playing and Bonnie and Jasmine for bench warming. Awards: Ashleen (Sports Power), Courtney (Evans), Nikki (McDonalds). 13 and Under Wonthaggi 27 lost to Sale 37. It took a quarter to get into the game. Great goaling by Nikki and Aimee, with Jassy and Claire feeding beautifully. Olivia and Jess gave their all. In the last quarter Ally really stepped up, teaming with Aimee in goals. Awards: Ally (Canteen award) Aimee (Evans Petroleum) Claire (McDonalds). President’s award: Rhonda Gilmore.

17, Maffra - bye. 13 & Under: Sale 56 d Morwell 2, Wonthaggi 48 d Warragul 13, Moe 14 lt Leongatha 30, Traralgon 14 lt Drouin 21, Maffra - bye.

Ladders A Grade Drouin ................ 155.1 Leongatha ........... 147.5 Maffra ................. 128.3 Traralgon ............ 124.3 Wonthaggi ........... 115.9 Morwell ............... 101.0 Warragul ................ 71.1 Sale ........................ 69.2 Moe........................ 46.7 B Grade Morwell ............... 198.4 Drouin ................. 134.4 Traralgon ............ 120.3 Maffra ................. 120.7 Leongatha ........... 124.4 Sale ..................... 107.2 Wonthaggi .............. 98.3 Warragul ................ 47.5 Moe........................ 41.1 C Grade Morwell ............... 153.7 Drouin ................. 151.2 Maffra ................. 186.4 Traralgon ............ 159.7 Leongatha ........... 102.8 Wonthaggi ............ 107.6 Sale ........................ 75.4

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Warragul ................ 34.5 Moe........................ 38.7 17 & Under Traralgon ............ 203.4 Leongatha ........... 140.7 Maffra ................. 157.7 Sale ...................... 130.5 Warragul............... 85.0 Wonthaggi ............ 104.0 Morwell ................. 72.4 Drouin .................... 70.7 Moe........................ 29.2 15 & Under Traralgon ............ 244.4 Maffra ................. 237.6 Sale ...................... 173.7 Drouin ................. 147.0 Leongatha ............. 83.8 Morwell ................. 89.2 Wonthaggi ............. 52.4 Warragul ................ 53.2 Moe ....................... 31.8 13 & Under Sale ...................... 266.7 Wonthaggi .......... 245.6 Leongatha ........... 155.9 Drouin ................. 105.8 Maffra ................... 88.2 Morwell ................. 51.6 Moe........................ 51.5 Traralgon ............... 77.9 Warragul ................ 33.9

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Under 17

Leongatha 48 d Moe 11. Awards: Jaclyn Smith (L.C. Excessorise) and Meg Rosser (Evans Petroleum). The girls found their rhythm early in the match. Good direct play down the court and accurate shooting gave the team a good lead by half time. The team was able to continue the pressure and build on the lead to the end.

Under 15

Leongatha 33 d Moe 11. Awards: Rachael Shea (L.C. Excessorise) and Kate McCracken (Pomegranate). Strong teamwork right from the start set the mood for a successful outcome. Tight defending and better passing around the goal ring resulted in a good win.

Under 13

Leongatha 30 d Moe 14. Awards: Jess Clark (Leongatha Skin Therapy) and Abby Bolge (L.C. Excessorise). Leongatha played a strong game from the start with players defending their opposition tightly. Sarah McCahon and Jess Clark proved invincible in the goal ring, contributing to a convincing lead.

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MDU wins Dees clash By Callum Hutcheson



Foster...............9 0 0 350.83 Phillip Island ...8 3 0 189.28 Stony Creek.....7 2 0 156.68 Tarwin ..............6 3 0 138.55 Kor-Bena..........6 5 0 126.42 MDU .................6 4 0 106.54 Fish Creek ........6 3 0 100.15 Inv-K’wak ..........5 5 0 113.33 Yarram ..............4 6 0 108.24 Kil-Bass ............4 6 0 107.38 Dalyston............1 8 0 73.14 Toora.................1 8 0 34.03 DWWWW........0 10 0 16.29 GOALKICKERS A. Russell (Tarwin) .............. (0) J. Best (Foster) ................... (3) T. Bartholomew (Foster) ..... (5) J. Swift (Yarram).................. (1) A. Harris (MDU) .................. (4) L. REddie (Inv-K’wak) ......... (0) J. Wells (Kil-Bass) ............... (1) S. Clark (Kil-Bass) .............. (2) L. McMillan (Stony Creek) .. (0) D. Adkins (MDU) ................. (0) T. Krause (Inv-K’wak) .......... (6)


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679.03 366 35 304.86 268.12 151.49 145.86 113.25 59.55 41.80 31.33 60.64 29.74 10.42

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GOALKICKERS J. Jackson (Inv-K’wak) ...... (16) J. Dowie (Inv-K’wak) ........... (7) B. Mitchell (Fish Creek) ...... (7) D. Smith (Foster) ................. (0) K. Taylor (PI) ....................... (4) R. Durkin (Yarram) .............. (0) R. Provan (Kor-Bena) ......... (3) D. Wright (Kil-Bass)............. (3) M. Davies (Stony Creek) ..... (0) S. Hughes (Stony Creek) .... (0) M. Cantwell (MDU) ............. (3) J. Paterson (Kor-Bena) ....... (0)

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Kor-Bena........10 1 Inv-K’wak .........9 1 Stony Creek.....8 1 Phillip Island ...8 3 Fish Creek .......6 3 Foster...............6 3 MDU .................5 5 Yarram ..............3 7 Kil-Bass ............3 7 Toora.................3 6 Dalyston............2 7 Tarwin ...............0 9 DWWWW........0 10

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SOME of the muddiest conditions Meeniyan has seen this year greeted MDU and Yarram in a battle that saw the home side come out 32 point victors. MDU coach Leigh Wilson marked the triumph as one of the best wins the club has had in five or six years. Light rain meant goals were hard to come by for the first few minutes of the opening term. For the opportunities that did present themselves both teams were wasteful, with the ball coming out of the forward lines just as easily as it went in. The umpires were rewarding players with free kicks for those who had the courage to put their heads over the ball. Aden Harris managed to get a mark to stick with the greasy ball and slotted the opening goal. It wasn’t long before Yarram was on the rebound and took the lead into quarter time. Quarter time score: MDU 2.1 to Yarram 3.3. At the start of the second term the crowd was treated with a huge hanger taken by James Parry of Yarram. However, this bit of flair was unable to inspire his team-mates as the quarter was dominated by the home side. MDU

rolled on five goals to their opposition’s nil and took on a demanding position in the game. They were sharing the ball and willing to go the hard yards for their team-mates. The big men were presenting well and the little fellers were getting around for the crumbs in every pack situation. The ball didn’t enter Yarram’s forward line too often, but when it did their kicking in front of the big sticks let them down. Half time score: MDU 7.1 to Yarram 3.8. In the rooms during the long break Wilson encouraged the boys to keep the momentum going. “Go hard for the first five minutes and they’ll drop their heads,” he said. Through a strong mark and snap from the behind line, along with a down-field decision, Donovan Epa slammed on a couple early and put the game nearly beyond doubt for MDU. As tempers began to flare, the home side continued on their merry way, running the game out better and keeping their opponents goalless for the second quarter in a row. Yarram’s woes in front of goal continued, only managing four behinds for the term. Three-quarter time score: MDU 11.5 to Yarram 3.12. Yarram showed signs of a fight-back at the start of the final term but MDU were able to hold them off. Twenty-one contributors for the home side meant they came through

comfortable winners. Final score: MDU 12.8 to Yarram 5.18.

M.D.U. 12.8.80 d Yarram 5.18.48 M.D.U. goals: A. Harris 4, D. Epa 4, S. Charlton 1, R. Mullens 1, T. Jans 1, B. Maxwell 1. Best: N. Johnson, T. Tohiariki, D. Epa, A. Dalby, D. Aldridge, C. Salmon. Yarram goals: N. Lynch 1, J. Swift 1, S. Buckley 1, C. Sutherland 1, L. Borne 1. Best: L. Jenkins, H. Norman, C. Bruns, S. Buckley, J. Parry, T. O’Connor. RESERVES

M.D.U. 19.17.131 d Yarram 2.1.13 Top goalkicker: N. Eddy 6 (M.D.U.). M.D.U. best: C. Ricardo, N. Eddy, S. Harris, S. White, M. Cantwell, P. Harris. Yarram best: D. Quigley, M. Mason, T. O’Connor, A. Taylor, W. Coulthard, B. McMahon. UNDER 18s

M.D.U 4.14.38 d Yarram 3.2.20 M.D.U. best: J. Sinclair, B. Hocking, S. Synan, C. Hutcheson, T. Corry, B. Davison. Yarram best: M. Clavarino, M. Mason, D. Borgia, A. Holt, M. McKenzie, S. Rendell. UNDER 15s

M.D.U. 5.10.40 d Yarram 4.2.26 Top goalkickers: N. Moore 2, S (M.D.U.), J. Barlow 2 (Yarram). M.D.U. best: B. Thomas (Jnr), J. Winderlich, A. Trotto, R. Olden, N. Moore, J. Hoy. Yarram best: L. Turner, T. Holt, A. Caygill, D. Chaiphon, L. Rodaughan, R. Baxter.

What’s up? MDU’s Dean Aldridge asks the Yarram player what his problem is.

Tarwin finds scorers without Russell


TARWIN were too good for Kilcunda-Bass on Saturday, running out winners by 20 points at Bass.




328.96 327.67 256.38 138.76 158.21 106.65 80.21 99.11 67.98 68.10 48.38 36.60 19.16

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GOALKICKERS T. Sorrell (Kor-Bena) ........... (4) D. Johnston (PI) .................. (4) I. Osman (Kor-Bena) ........... (0) D. Williams (Foster) ............. (2) R. Johnson (Inv-K’wak) ....... (0) M. Howell (Foster)............... (0) J. Meade (Kor-Bena)........... (4) J. Prowd (Foster) ................ (0) M. Edwards (Kor-Bena) ...... (0) O. Milton (Kil-Bass) ............. (0)

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

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Despite not having leading goal kicker Alby Russell in the side, the Sharks were able to kick a big enough score to win. The shared load of scoring made it easy for the visitors, with nine goal scorers, only two of which were multiple. Kael Bergles led the way with four, in what was a very team oriented side. Kilcunda-Bass matched the Sharks for most of the day, but let slip in a huge second quarter for the visitors. Tarwin posted six goals to one behind in the second quarter to open up a 37 point lead at the major change. And it looked as if the trend would continue, with Tarwin easily running the game out, but it wasn’t to be. The Panthers harassed, chased and tackled their opponents into mistakes and eventually started to make inroads into the lead. They outscored Tarwin by a couple of goals in the third quarter, but missing easy chances meant they couldn’t get closer before the siren. With just one quarter left, the Sharks looked favourites to hang on and win, and they did, but not without a challenge. They were forced to fight off a persistent home side that were never willing to say die. Although Tarwin were outscored in the last half, their second quarter blitz allowed them to hold onto the lead for the remainder of the game. Next week Tarwin will take on Fish Creek in what should be a great clash at Tarwin. The Panthers will take on Yarram away and will be looking to perform a consistent four quarter effort after three good ones on Saturday.



Kil-Bass .......10 0 0 1385.00 Kor-Bena..........8 3 0 471.04 Dalyston ..........8 1 0 419.86 Phillip Island ...8 3 0 306.25 Fish Creek .......6 3 0 172.67 Yarram .............6 4 0 109.89 MDU .................4 5 1 97.95 Inv-K’wak ..........3 6 1 100.00 Stony Creek ......3 6 0 58.70 Foster ...............3 6 0 47.23 Toora.................2 7 0 55.26 Tarwin ...............1 8 0 16.07 DWWWW..........0 10 0 3.17 GOALKICKERS J. Hopkins (Kor-Bena)......... (4) T. Bone (Kil-Bass) ............... (1) J. Read (Kil-Bass) ............... (2) T. Smith (Fish Creek) .......... (1) D. Blackney (Kil-Bass) ........ (1) A. Officer (PI) ...................... (3) J. Thomas (Dalyston) .......... (1) L. Johnson (Inv-K’wak) ....... (1) C. Smith (Kil-Bass) ............. (1) J. Dakin (Kil-Bass) .............. (5) B. Cosson (Kor-Bena) ......... (0)


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Tarwin 13.9.87 d Kilcunda Bass 9.13.67.

sell, T. Giroud

Tarwin goals: K. Bergles 4, J. Cann 2, T. Cameron 1, S. McMicking 1, D. McLean 1, T. Williamson 1, C. O’Sullivan 1, T. Lomax 1, W. Nye 1. Best: T. Cameron, D. McLean, J. Cann, N. McRae, B. Taber, B. Launder. K-B goals: M. Thompson 2, S. Clark 2, C. Wells 1, D. Wells 1, D. Holmes 1, A. McKenna 1, J. Wells 1. Best: P. Lange, C. Endres, W. Anderson, A. Shackelford, D. Foss, D. Holmes. RESERVES

Tarwin 5.16.46 d K-B 5.3.33

K-B 7.13.55 d Tarwin 2.9.21

Under pressure: Tarwin players Kale Bergles and Todd Lomax behind their Kilcunda-Bass opponent.

Top goalkicker: D. Wright 3 (KBass). Kilcunda Bass best: G. Plier, J. Tregear, L. Woolford, Z. Hill, S. Crawford, T. Miller. Tarwin best: D. Leggo, E. Grattan, C. Gerretzen, M. Van Dillen, B. Ha-


Top goalkicker: J. Newsome 2 (K-B). Tarwin best: J. O’Sullivan, W. Lomax, E. Charles, J. Holness, A. Jelbart, J. McKenzie-Edwards. K-B best: D. Crawford, J. Goewie, J. Newsome, J. MacIntyre, D. McIntyre, D. Chapman. UNDER 15s

K-B 22.11.143 d Tarwin 0.0.0 Top goalkicker: J. Dakin 5 (K-B). K-B best: D. Downward, N. Arney, T. Thatcher, B. Jones, J. Dakin, D. Clay. Tarwin best: J. Moore, B. Ellen, J. Beattie, T. Nye, C. Ginkel, K. Robinson.

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Last quarter saves Fishy A LAST quarter attack from Fish Creek won them the match on Saturday against Dalyston at Terrill Park.

After being one point down at the last change, Fishy took control, booting nine goals to one in a 49 point win. The match was mostly even until the last quarter, and at quarter time Dalyston led by three points. The Magpies were moving the ball better than their opponents, but missed some chances up forward that they should have taken. In the second quarter Fishy kicked a few goals clear, after scoring five majors to two. Their pressure and ball movement made life hard for Dalyston, who again missed easy chances, kicking five behinds for the quarter. At half time the Kangaroos led by two goals, and were keen to continue on that way, but they were held up by a persistent side. Dalyston kept coming at the Kangaroos, and managed to slide in front as they finally started getting the ball between the big

sticks. They had a one point lead and it looked as if it was going to come down to the wire in the last to decide the winner. But Fishy found something, and came out on fire as they were too physical, quick and mobile for their opponents. Lachie Pratt was best on ground, gaining possessions almost at will and using the ball well when looking forward. Marshall Livingstone wasn’t far behind, kicking five goals and inspiring the comeback that got them in front and finished off the game. Forty-nine points is a huge win considering that the Creek trailed at the last change. Dalyston will be lamenting the loss, thinking what might have been had they stayed switched on in the last quarter. Next weekend they’ll take on DWWWW at home, in what should be a win for the team, and a much needed confidence boost. Fish Creek will take on Tarwin at Shark Park, and will be looking to play the way they did in the last quarter all game, to steal a win from the Sharks.

Foster still undefeated KORUMBURRABena were coming off a huge win last week, but still weren’t good enough for Foster on Saturday.

Under siege: Dalyston were all over Fish Creek but the Kangaroos saved their best until last.

Fish Creek 17.13.115 d Dalyston 9.12.66 Fish Creek goals: M. Livingstone 5, B. Anderson 3, J. Law 2, L. Coleman 2, C. Park 2, J. Rouda 1, C. Graham 1, M. Standfield 1. Best: L. Pratt, M. Livingstone, M. Standfield, J. Rouda, L. McIlroy, L. Coleman. Dalyston goals: J. Gheller 2, P. Dunlop 2, B. Carew 2, M. Rosendale 1, W. Howson 1, N. Burchell 1. Best: W. Howson, T. Davey, J. Sibly, M. Loughridge, J. Gheller, N. Garnham.


Fish Creek 20.10.130 d Dalyston 6.4.40 Top goalkicker: B. Mitchell 7 (Fish Creek). Fish Creek best: B. Roberts, C. Bawden, M. Van Boven, D. Jenkins, J. Spokes, A. Hamilton. Dalyston best: D. Pruysers, S. Coldebella, A. Gennaccaro, J. Beattie, R. Cannon, L. Johnstone. UNDER 18s

Dalyston 13.7.85 d Fish Creek 4.7.31 Top goalkicker: M. Howell 5 (Dalys).

Dalyston best: M. Howell, S. Alexander, J. Alexander, B. Huitema, N. Ridley, J. Beasley. Fish Creek best: M. Francis, B. Demaria, J. Shaw, C. Batten, J. McDonald-Eckersall, S. Buckland. UNDER 15s

Dalyston 5.8.38 d Fish Creek 1.1.7 Dalyston best: B. Van Agtmaal, B. Wardle, T. Landells, N. Bainbridge, M. Ware, J. Ray-Angarane. Fish Creek best: E. Park, S. Buckland, J. Buckland, L. Edgelow, T. Smith, J. Flanders.

Inverloch-Kongwak mauls DWWWW EXCELLENT playing conditions greeted players and supporters at Devon after the rain of the past week has kept the surface just right. Injuries and unavailability robbed the

Allies of key players, but it was another opportunity to promote a junior. Tyson Williams came up for his first Senior game and the club received clearances during the week for Alan Barker and Dylan Herft. Shawn

Becker kicked the first goal of the day but the visitors quickly regrouped and opened up a five goal lead by mid term. For the Sea Eagles Nathan Cant, Adam Cross and Mark Billows were amongst the midfield engine room players to kick start the visitors’ forward moves. Late in the term strong work by Becker and Rob Griffiths enabled the Allies to get the ball to centre half forward for Kyron Rendell to kick the team’s second. The second term saw Invy really put the game in their keeping and with Cant, Billows, Travis Krause and Adam Sadler picking plenty the visitors led by 12 goals. The Allies’ only goal came from Kyron Rendell after David McKean won the ball at centre half back and the home side carried it straight down the middle

Inverloch-Kongwak 31.15.201 d DWWWW 5.3.33 I-K goals: N. De-Santis 8, T. Krause 6, N. Cant 5, A. Sadler 5, R. Clark 2, M. Billows 1, M. Coyne 1, P. Jobling 1, D. Clark 1, A. Cross 1. Best: J. Martin, W. Rankin, A. Sadler, T. Krause, B. Hayes, N. De-Santis. DWWWW goals: K. Rendell 3, R. Griffiths 1, S. Becker 1. Best: K. Rendell, P. Griffiths, R. Griffiths, M. O’Sullivan, A. Unmack, S. Raspin. RESERVES

High flyer: Dylan Clark gets up high to reel in a fine grab.

I-K 33.14.212 d

via Griffiths and Shayne Raspin for Rendell to finish off. Whilst the scoreboard favoured Inverloch, in actual play the Allies won plenty of the ball. Adam Unmack and Shayne Raspin were good contributors in the midfield, and Michael O’Sullivan and Steve Buckley did plenty of heavy work in the backline. The second half was all Invy on the scoreboard but again the junior members played well. Rob Griffiths was magnificent in the centre area but the bigger opposition defenders were able to spoil and then clear the ball away. Second half goals to Rendell and Rob Griffiths saw the home side finish with five goals whilst the Sea Eagles ran out very easy winners.

DWWWW 0.1.1 Top goalkicker: J. Jackson 16 (I-K). I-K best: J. Jackson, J. Allen, M. Shaw, W. Taberner, J. Dowie, R. Tegg. DWWWW best: J. Pintus, O. Henderson, H. Langeweg, T. Hunter, M. Marshall, S. Thomas. UNDER 18s

DWWWW 10.8.68 d I-K 8.5.53 Top goalkickers: H. Moore 3, J. Crapper 3 (DWWWW), S. Worthy 3 (I-K). DWWWW best: B. Reed, E. Paterson, T. Williams, D. Vardy, B.

Vardy, A. Parry. I-K best: S. Worthy, Z. Fowler, X. Phyland, D. Trewin, L. Johnstone, R. Bertuleit. UNDER 15s

I-K 23.8.146 d DWWWW 0.0.0 Top goalkicker: B. Barron 5 (I-K). I-K best: M. MacKay, J. Truman, J. Kershaw, B. Barron, J. Dalmau, D. Hume/Guinane. DWWWW best: J. Saliakos, K. Hanning, D. Skarratt, B. Maher, A. O’Sullivan, B. O’Loughlin.

The home side took a while to get going before Murdoch kicked truly to start a run of goals to Robinson, Vernon and Youle. The Island started to pump the ball inside 50 where McDonnell produced the goods, kicking two goals in an instant. Some clever ball use by Murdoch saw Guy kick his first senior goal which gave the Bulldogs a solid lead at quarter time. The second quarter began with Riky being rewarded for his hard work with a goal, which was shortly followed

with another goal to McDonnell. Scoring halted for a period of time as the Island struggled to get clean possession into the forward line. Weir kicked another two goals for the quarter, before goals to McDonnell and Hale effectively put the result beyond doubt at half time. The opening minutes of the third quarter were the most productive for the Island with McDonnell kicking his fifth goal for the day in the opening minute before Murdoch kicked truly moments later. The Magpies started to lift and apply more pressure on the Bulldogs which resulted in two unanswered goals. The Island had a quick reply through Hale but this would be the final goal for the term, as overuse of

the ball when in possession hurt the Bulldogs. The home side played much better football in the last term to record a convincing win. Vernon and Robinson both kicked their second goal in the first few minutes whilst Dykes was in everything further afield. A move up forward for Vernon paid dividends with two long goals for the quarter. Weir managed to gather the ball on the boundary line and slot a freakish Leon Davis-like check side goal to enlighten the crowd. The Bulldogs ran out the game against a Toora side that never gave up and gave loyal servant Chris Dykes a massive win in his 100th Senior game for the club.

Foster 18.9.117 d Korumburra-Bena 8.6.54 Foster goals: T. Bartholomew 5, B. Eddy 3, J. Best 3, S. Hawking 2, S. Everington 2, T. Howe 1, J. Stevenson 1, C. Ratcliffe 1. Best: M. Andrews, M. Fleming, S. Everington, D. Langstaff, S. Hawking, T. Bartholomew. Kor-Bena goals: P. Edwards 4, B. Fitzpatrick 1, L. Van Rooye 1, M. Bradley 1, C. Macri 1. Best: J. Kyle, T. Smith, P. Edwards, S. Bray, J. Hopkins, C. Macri. RESERVES

Kor-Bena 24.17.161 d Foster 1.4.10

Phillip Island 26.8.164 d Toora 5.5.35

M. Daley. UNDER 18s

Top goalkickers: R. Provan 3, C. Paterson 3, B. Kelly 3, C. Maskell 3 (Kor-Bena). Kor-Bena best: B. Kelly, C. Paterson, S. Paterson, N. Auddino, J. Caporale, M. Cozzio. Foster best: M. Comben, M. Eales, A. Heal, K. Lawrence, M. Lothian, S. Bindloss. UNDER 18s

Phillip Island goals: S. Murdoch, S. McDonnell, C. Terlich, J. Dykes, B. Vernon, Z. Vernon. Best: S. McDonnell 5, J. Weir 5, S. Murdoch 3, B. Hale 3, B. Vernon 2, Z. Vernon 2, J. Robinson 2, J. Youle 1, M. Guy 1, M. Riky 1, K. Murphy 1. Toora goals: S. Kohlman 3, M. Glowrey 1, M. Brown 1. Best: L. Grylls, J. Maurilli-Pullin, T. Allott, P. Grant, S. Green, D. Barwick. RESERVES

Phillip Island 13.13.91 d Toora 2.3.15

Kor-Bena 11.7.73 d Foster 4.6.30

Top goalkicker: D. Johnston 4 (Phillip Island). Phillip Island best: M. Wright, M. Price, D. Kirby, N. Pluck, Z. Wagner, G. Powles. Toora best: M. Brown, S. Whatley, B. Scammell, C. Round, S. Brett, J. McGrath. UNDER 15s

Top goalkickers: J. Meade 4, T. Sorrell 4 (Kor-Bena). Kor-Bena best: N. Paterson, J. Smith, B. Brewer, T. Sorrell, C. Kyle, T. Findlay. Foster best: W. Aitken, S. Lyon, B. Tilley, S. Chaseling, D. Williams, M. Allott. UNDER 15s

Island smashes Toora after slow start PHILLIP Island hosted Toora this week in what proved to be a very one sided match.

The Bulldogs fell short by 63 points, and Foster appears to have no challenger this year after comfortably knocking off most opponents. It was no different on Saturday, as the Tigers were too quick, too smart and too good for Korumburra in all aspects of the game. Tom Bartholomew led the way with five goals and was well supported by Jake Best and Brett Eddy who both kicked three. A second quarter blitz of eight goals took the match away from the Bulldogs in the second quarter. With a 51 point deficit at half time, Korumburra knew they were going to have to lift in order to get back in the game. They did lift, and their efforts weren’t wasted, but they did go unrewarded as Foster continued to push away. The only solace for the Bulldogs was their ability to finish off the game, beating the Tigers in the last quarter. But in the end the home side was too strong, and could afford to relax in the last quarter. Korumburra now sit fifth on the ladder, but are only a win away from third spot, so their confidence should still be high. They’ll take on Stony Creek next week in what will be the match of the round, an exciting prospect for all those observing the game. Foster will play Inverloch away, who are coming off a massive win against the Allies on Saturday.

Phillip Island 17.19.121 d Toora 1.1.7 Top goalkicker: K. Taylor 4 (Phillip Island). Phillip Island best: T. Daff, J. Weston, T. Oke, T. Winder, L. Murdoch, J. Turner. Toora: T. McSherry, H. Hanratty, M. Hilder, C. Johnston, D. Brett,

Phillip Island 14.17.101 d Toora 0.1.1 Top goalkicker: A. Officer 3 (Phillip Island). Phillip Island best: C. Plant, S. Horvath, A. Officer, T. Lee, C. Phillips, B. Johnston. Toora best: K. Holmes, B. Doran, V. Ditta, C. James, S. Fischer, R. Schneider.

Kor-Bena 16.9.105 d Foster 1.2.8 Top Goalkickers: J. Hopkins 4, Z. Mayo 4 (Kor-Bena). Kor-Bena best: A. O’Neill, C. Poynton, J. Harris, M. Boyd, N. Somerville, J. O’Neill. Foster best: M. Prowd, D. Hateley, K. Rhodes, M. Green, G. Rerden, L. Bromley.

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Moe beats Parrots

Gippsland League Round 9 SENIORS LADDER W L D

Maffra ...............7 Traralgon .........6 Moe ..................5 Morwell ............5 Drouin ..............4 Sale ..................3 Leongatha.........3 Won Power .......3 Warragul ...........0

ONCE again Leongatha has teased their supporters, showing signs but not coming home with the four points at the end of the day.

The Parrots had their chances, but went down to Moe by 29 points on Saturday at Yallourn North. At the halfway mark, with just three wins on the board, victories from here on in will be crucial for Leongatha as they aim to match last season’s effort. Moe came out with a passion on Saturday, and early it looked like it was being matched by the visitors, but they missed their chances. The Lions kicked away to a three goal lead at quarter time, playing against Leongatha’s 17 men, after Dwayne Holt was sent off for striking. The second quarter saw a fight back, but Moe still outscored the Parrots, moving the ball much better and having more desperation at the contest. The home side continued to charge ahead, and took their lead to 23 points with smart play and good forward sense. At half time things needed to change, and Adrian Campbell called for his team to lift their intensity and pressure or risk being blown out of the contest. And, in true Leongatha fashion, they did lift. The intensity was brought to the usual level, the skills were improved and all of a sudden Moe looked sluggish and flat footed. Goals came much more easily, especially for Sam Sperling, who kicked one over his head while lying flat on his back in the goal square. With a great team effort and increased physicality, Leongatha worked their way back into it and the home side were starting to become undisciplined. But the three quarter time siren came, and the Parrots’ challenge ended there. With just one point separating the two sides at the last change, Campbell insisted his team keep working to run over the top, but the strength couldn’t be mustered. They didn’t kick a goal in the last term, while Moe ran away with five to steal a win, and a spot in the top three. There was no consistency of effort in the Parrots game, as they scored just one goal in the last and first quarter combined, whilst kicking nine in the middle quarters. If the match with Wonthaggi wasn’t already going to be a corker, it is now, with both sides sitting on three wins and desperate to make a charge for the finals.

The Power played a good standard of football and were able to hold off a late charge by the Gulls to grab the four points and continue their good form. The conditions were overcast and the ground was slightly greasy underfoot. The Wonthaggi side were hot off the blocks and used the ball well throughout the midfield and across the half forward line early on. Tim Gilliland and Phil Young started strongly, working hard around the packs and creating plenty of opportunities to score. The Power were putting massive amounts of pressure on their opponents, tackling hard and letting their presence be known. They kicked three quick goals through strong use and Warragul had no response. The Gulls only managed three

points for the first quarter to Wonthaggi’s five straight goals. Quarter time: Wonthaggi 5.0.30 to Warragul’s 0.3.3. The second quarter saw the Power maintain their tackling pressure and hard running. Players like Ben Young, Kainen Schrape, and Matt Johnson were all racking up possessions across the middle of the ground, whilst Warragul’s Ryan Davey and Matt Gray both tried to get their team into the match. Wonthaggi’s Ben Young, and Nat Jones both goaled from set shots to extend Wonthaggi’s lead. Warragul put two goals on towards the end of the quarter to give them some confidence going into the second half. Half time: Wonthaggi 9.6.60 to Warragul’s 2.3.15. The Power had a handy lead, and the only negative so far in the game was an injury to tall forward Matt Kremmer who took no further part in the game.

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186.23 129.05 118.15 116.01 130.47 101.39 81.34 62.52 37.34

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GOALKICKERS T. Aitken (Trar)..................... (4) D. Stubbe (Maffra).............. (0) B. Martin (Sale) ................... (1) T. Kneebone (Drouin).......... (1) M. Forys (Moe) ................... (5) L. Dowling (Morwell) ........... (2) G. Jones (Maffra) ................ (0) S. Mills (Morwell)................. (0) D. Holt (L’gatha) .................. (3) R. McMahon (Moe) ............. (1) B. Carmody (Drouin) ........... (1)

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Maffra ...............7 1 0 267.80 Taralgon...........7 1 0 260.46 Morwell ............5 2 1 125.43 Sale ..................5 3 0 141.69 Drouin ..............4 3 1 100.72 Won Power .......4 4 0 122.25 Moe...................2 6 0 65.93 Leongatha.........1 7 0 49.11 Warragul ...........0 8 0 16.56 GOALKICKERS

Ready to charge: Jack Hughes leads his team out after half time, ready to start the fight back that had them briefly back in the match. Moe 16.8.104 d Leongatha 10.15.75 Moe best: M. Forys, C. Hancock, L. Thompson, T. Makepeace, D. Risol, A. Kennedy. Goals: M. Forys 5, D. Risol 2, A. Savige 1, S. Robertson 1, L. Carolan 1, R. McMahon 1, T. Long 1, R. Jacobs 1, P. Ainsworth 1, J. Blaser 1, A. Chandler 1. Leongatha best: J. Casey, J. Sutherland, D. Westaway, B. Geitz, M. Willcocks, J. Morehouse. Goals: D. Holt 3, S. Sperling 2, J. Morehouse 2, N. Nagel 2, M. Truscio 1. RESERVES

Moe 6.7.43 d Leongatha 4.5.29 Top goalkickers: A. Gould 2, R. Evans 2 (Moe) and I. McCallum 2 (Leongatha). Moe best: C. Taylor, C. McMahon, M. Parker, L. Mackay, D. Price, B. Atkinson.

Leongatha best: D. Powney, R. McLennan, T. Pellicano, C. Roughead, I. McCallum, J. Renden. UNDER 18s

Leongatha 9.5.59 d Moe 6.10.46

He is now added to the list of key players injured for the Power. Warragul started to work harder and apply pressure in the second half, with a free flowing game emerging. Wonthaggi’s coach Paul Brosnan was again vital to his side’s delivery into the forward line. He gave plenty of opportunities to Tim Gedye and Jason Kelly to score goals. But Warragul responded through some skilful team work. They threw on five quick

goals and were suddenly back in the match. The Power was again thrown a big challenge to try and run the match out. Three quarter time: Wonthaggi 11.10.76 to Warragul’s 7.6.48. The start of the final term had some brilliant passages being displayed from both sides. The Power’s composure and skills were being constantly tested whilst the Warragul team had plenty of determination and were not going down without a fight. Ryan Underwood worked

Wonthaggi 13.14.92 d Warragul 9.9.63

Miller, W. Blackwood, R. Gravener. UNDER 18s

Wonthaggi best: D. Howard, P. Brosnan, M. Johnson, B. Young, J. Kelly, N. Jones. Goals: R. Underwood 4, B. Young 2, N. Jones 2, J. Kelly 1, T. Mayling 1, J. Olden 1, T. Gilliland 1, D. Kelly 1. Warragul best: R. Davey, B. Hamilton, B. Monahan, M. Gray, T. Webster, B. Sheehan. Goals: L. Sheehan 2, B. Nott 2, B. Monahan 2, M. Runnalls 1, R. Davey 1, T. Webster 1. RESERVES

Wonthaggi 9.10.64 d Warragul 9.8.62

Wonthaggi 20.14.134 d Warragul 1.4.10

Top goalkickers: C. Carey and J. Brown (Warragul). Warragul best: S. Russell, T. Fusinato, S. Kelly, C. Carey, J. Welsh. Wonthaggi best: T. Huther, A. Murray, R. Lindsay, T. Hamilton, M. Kelly, A. Filippi.

Top goalkicker: T. Murdoch 4 (Wonthaggi). Wonthaggi best: B. Foon, D. Foon, A. Zanella, R. Birkett, T.Murdoch Warragul best: B. Egan, D. Bramstedt, R. Te Wharau, G.

Top goal kicker: J. Lea 3 (Warragul). Wonthaggi best: J. Wallace, R. Grant, B. Hughes, B. Eddy, M. McCall. Warragul best: J. Lea, L. Petch, T. Galley, B. Roberts, S. Ferguson, M. Price. UNDER 16s

Warragul 16.12.108 d Wonthaggi 1.3.9

J. Langshaw (Maffra) .......... (0) 19 R. Tack (Won) ..................... (2) 15 G. Barnes (Trar) .................. (0) 12 S. Proctor (Drouin) .............. (0) 12 N. Quenault (Trar) ............... (0) 12 B. Hough (Trar) ................... (2) 12 T. Stanistreet (Morwell) ....... (6) 11 L. Henderson (Sale).............. (0) 9 J. Bristow (Maffra) ................. (0) 9 T. Gardiner (Drouin) .............. (0) 9



Traralgon .........8 0 0 432.11 Leongatha .......7 1 0 172.70 Maffra ...............6 2 0 187.86 Sale ..................3 4 1 95.46 Won Power ........3 4 1 76.51 Moe...................3 5 0 93.52 Warragul ..........2 5 1 67.51 Drouin ...............2 5 1 59.90 Morwell .............0 8 0 30.11

Leongatha 22.9.141 d Moe 0.2.2 Top goalkicker: A. Castagna 6 (Leongatha). Leongatha best: W. Curtis, B. Davidson, N. Tuckett, B. Vanrooy, A. Castagna, W. McCaughan. Moe best: A. Wilson, L. Morrow, D. Brock, S. Kersten, B. Karwath, N. Clarke.


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Top goalkicker: L. Castagna 4 (Leongatha). Leongatha best: R. Kelly, T. Gordon, L. Castagna, J. Hickey, P. Kindellan, J. Kennedy. Moe best: D. Crook, A. Vesty, J. Thornton, G. Whelan, S. Keilty, J. Dickason. UNDER 16s

Foot race: Tom Dowd in a race with his opponent to get the ball in a desperate third quarter by the Parrots.

Power puts pressure on Gulls WONTHAGGI Power went into their round nine clash as favourites over Warragul.

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his way into the game for Wonthaggi as did youngster Declan Kelly for just his second Senior game of the year. Another key player for Wonthaggi was Josh Olden, whose run and carry was impressive throughout the match.

Waragul kept coming at the home side and at one point were only 14 points down, but the Power were too strong and kicked the last two goals to come away with a comfortable 29 point win. Final score: Wonthaggi 13.14.92 to Warragul 9.9.63.


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GOALKICKERS J. McIntyre (Sale) .............. (12) N. Nagel (L’gatha) ............... (0) J. Johnstone (Maffra) .......... (0) L. Castagna (L’gatha) .......... (4) B. Graham (Trar) ................. (4) S. Spiteri (Moe) .................. (2) J. Tait (Maffra) ..................... (0) B. May (Maffra) ................... (0) D. O’Connor (Won) ............. (2) D. Brunt (Trar) ..................... (2)

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Traralgon .........8 Maffra ...............7 Sale ..................6 Warragul ..........5 Drouin ..............4 Leongatha.........3 Morwell .............2 Won Power .......1 Moe...................0

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721.43 593.62 195.99 121.75 84.62 148.47 43.29 13.91 13.93

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GOALKICKERS A. Castagna (L’gatha) ......... (6) J. Cunico (Trar) ................... (0) D. Prout (Maffra) ................ (0) A. Carr (Maffra) ................... (0) J. Kiss (Maffra) .................... (0) N. Graham (Trar) ................. (3) W. Hams (Sale) ................... (5) C. Carey (Warragul) ............ (3) A. Heppell (L’gatha)............. (2) J. McMillan (L’gatha) ........... (2)

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Other matches

Morwell 12.13.85 d Sale 8.13.61. Traralgon 10.11.71 d Drouin 8.10.58. RESERVES Morwell 11.7.73 d Sale 9.6.60. Traralgon 7.4.46 d Drouin 3.5.23. UNDER 18s Sale 19.8.122 d Morwell 7.3.45. Traralgon 16.12.108 d Drouin 1.6.12. UNDER 16s Sale 21.10.136 d Morwell 4.2.26. Traralgon 9.15.69 d Drouin 0.2.2.

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300 up: Shane Harris is chaired off the ground by team-mates Bruce White and Mark Cantwell after playing game number 300 against Yarram.

By Isaac McCallum IT TOOK three weeks and then nearly didn’t happen. Shane Harris was all set to play game number 300 three weeks ago before he injured his calf. Then, when he was set to return on Saturday it seemed as if Yarram was going to forfeit, only having a handful of players. But eventually Shane ran out with nine-year-old son Nathan, and five-yearold daughter Katelyn, at Meeniyan on Saturday. Harris kicked three goals and was one of the best in MDU’s massive win in the Reserves match at Meeniyan. Success isn’t a stranger to ‘Shano’ as he is commonly known. Since starting his footy career with MDU as a 14-year-old in 1986, he has played in seven premierships. But that’s not what motivates him from week to week. “What gets me going is the challenge of playing the toughest game on the planet,” Shane said. “The real test is getting the 18 or so blokes to pull together and achieve as a team, and when it works it’s the most pleasurable thing in footy.” Harris, who has won four best and fairest awards, says that the best achievements are shared ones. “The best and fairests are great, but when you get home it’s nothing really,” he said. The team oriented player says that one of his greatest memories was as coach of the 2003 Reserves premiership.

Also highly rated was winning the Michael Riley award, (in honour of Michael Riley whose life was tragically cut short) when he was playing in the Thirds. “The award doesn’t mean you’re the best and fairest, it means you’ve played well, but you’re also a good person as well, so it meant a lot to me,” Harris said. Asking people about Shane Harris usually gets a similar response: a great bloke who loves a chat, so it’s no awards like this come his way. He has decided though that the end will have to come shortly and that it will be tough to go once he’s hung up the boots. “It’s selfish if I keep playing, I want to take Nathan to Auskick and help his footy along, because he’s an absolute sports nut. “It’ll be hard to give it up, I don’t know if I’ll be able to go and watch knowing I can’t be out there,” he said. Harris will look to stay involved in son Nathan’s career. “He’s only nine so he won’t be starting for a few years yet, but if they need a coach I’m happy to put my hand up,” he said. Three hundred games is a huge achievement, and there would be a lot of low points to match the highlights, but Harris has never thought of giving it up prematurely. “I’ll give it up soon, but I’ve never said I’ve had enough, I’ve always wanted to play and I’m happy playing at the moment,” Harris said. So it seems he’ll just keep enjoying it while he can, and maybe the Demons can inspire one last finals charge for the veteran.

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