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Man bashed A WONTHAGGI man was bashed with a steel pinch bar at the Miner’s Rest Caravan Park in Wonthaggi over the weekend. Police believe alcohol contributed to the actions of the 33 year old attacker - a fellow park resident - as well as poor judgement. The 41 year old victim received minor injuries. The attacker will appear before the Korumburra Magistrates Court on September 18, 2014.
Bomb attack New conference centre on the way A DEVICE made from a 12 gauge shotgun cartridge was detonated inside a letterbox at Kernot last week.
At 3.20pm, the resident on Stewart Road received an unwelcome shock when her letterbox was destroyed outside her house by the improvised explosive. She was safely inside her home when it detonated and was not injured. Police described the crime as random and dangerous. “It was a highly foolish act by an unknown offender which may have caused injury to a person if it had played out differently,” Senior Sergeant Steve Gibson of Wonthaggi Police said. “Ammunition is explosive, unpredictable and has caused maiming and death regularly.” Wonthaggi Police are investigating. “It is a horrible offence,” Senior Sergeant Gibson said. “We will investigate until we are able to identify the offender and they will be prosecuted in accordance to the law, whether it was a joke or not.”
By Helen Bowering SOUTH Gippsland’s reputation as a tourism destination continues to grow, with developers showing an interest in establishing a conference centre in Leongatha or Korumburra. South Gippsland Shire Council is now engaged in discussions with potential developers. Leongatha is forging ahead and laying claim to being one of the region’s big growth centres, with the new multimillion dollar hospital up and running, Murray Goulburn expanding its factory, Aldi supermarket nearing completion, the new schools precinct flourishing and now talk of a new conference centre mooted. Optimism in Korumburra is riding on the back of the recent opening of a $22 million infant milk formula plant at Burra Foods. Development of a conference/function venue with accommodation in the local area is one of council’s highest tourism priorities, said council’s director of development services Phil Stone. Continued on page 4.
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Former CEO honoured By Laura Gibb ALLAN Bawden, former CEO of Bass Coast Shire Council, has received Queen’s Birthday Honours. Mr Bawden was granted a public service medal for outstanding public service to Bass Coast and Gippsland, and to the growth and development of the regions’ tourism, agriculture and lifestyle. He was CEO of Bass Coast Shire Council for 19 years before retiring in February this year. “It was quite a surprise and very unexpected,” Mr Bawden said of the award. “You don’t do the work we do in expectation of any kind of recognition. “I’ve spent nearly 40 years working in local government and the past 30 in Gippsland and absolutely loved what I did. I enjoyed the many relationships I developed working right across the region with people and organisations.
“If recognition is due, it’s also due to the many people I worked with over the time.” Mr Bawden still takes an interest in the affairs of Bass Coast, even though his professional involvement has ended. “Having moved on from Bass Coast, it’s now in the hands of other, very capable people,” he said. “I still have a view that Bass Coast and the broader Gippsland region has a wonderful future. “It’s a great place to invest and to live and to work, and the outlook is a pretty good one for the production of clean, green food. “Given its proximity to Melbourne, it’s got access to services people in other rural areas may not have access to.” Mr Bawden feels the key to the region’s future is education and that is has to be available locally. “A lot of young people just can’t afford to leave home to get an education,” he said. He said people need access to really
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Marine Street and Tarooh Street areas have been attacked over the past weeks. Televisions, electrical appliances and bedding were among the items stolen. Wonthaggi Police apprehended the children for the crimes. Two of the children will be dealt with by the criminal justice system and decisions will be made at a later date. The other two children were too young to charge. The Bass Coast Criminal Investigation Unit is making other enquiries.
Queen’s Birthday Honours: Allan Bawden, former CEO of Bass Coast Shire Council, received a medal for outstanding public service to the Bass Coast and Gippsland regions and to the growth and development of the regions’ tourism, agriculture and lifestyle.
FOUR local youths are responsible for a surge of burglaries and attempted burglaries in Cape Paterson recently, police said.
good tertiary and vocational education across a range of subjects. “I’m looking with interest at what will emerge from the new Federation University and the new TAFE system,” he said. Since his retirement, Mr Bawden is spending time on his farm in the Strzelecki Ranges. “I’m still very much a Gippslander and always will be a Gippslander,” he said. Later in the year Governor Alex Chernov will invite Mr Bawden to Government House to receive his medal.
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Newhaven College and well known for his outstanding performances with the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group. At the Sunday concert, Elly will be joined by one her of Newhaven students, Emma Volard, and Leongatha’s Janie Gordon. The concerts will showcase a number of songs including musical theatre classics, contemporary songs, plenty of Adele and original compositions. Elly has always loved music from a young age and her talent for singing was encouraged by her mother Lynn. Elly now teaches at schools including St Laurence’s, Newhaven College and Korumburra Secondary College, and has performed in a number of local recitals, concerts, theatre productions and venues in Melbourne, including the 2008 State School Spectacular at the Hisense Arena. Her degree has given her the opportunity to
Now the Leongatha woman has been offered a remarkable opportunity to study in the American city of New York in July, as part of her Bachelor of Music at Monash University. She will study for three weeks at New York University, learning jazz and singing, and performing. To get to the Big Apple, Elly is hosting two concerts in Leongatha this weekend to help fund some of her travel costs. Part of the proceeds will also go to St Laurence’s Primary School to enhance the school’s music department. The concerts will also feature Elly’s performing friends Josh Gardiner, formerly of Leongatha, and Will Hanley of Cape Paterson. Josh is now studying at the Victorian College of the Arts, and Will is head of drama at
perform at Fed Square, The Convention Centre, Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Melbourne Jazz Festival and Jazz Club Bennetts Lane. In 2010, she was chosen to have one on one lessons with Vince Jones and then in 2013 she was chosen to perform for him. Such is her passion that her debut music performance in 2011 in Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s Cabaret earned her two Music Theatre Guild of Victoria awards. Join Elly and friends at St Laurence’s Primary School gymnasium, Leongatha, on Saturday, June 14, with doors opening at 4pm or Sunday, June 15, with doors opening at 2pm. The concerts will start about 45 minutes after the doors open. Entry is $25 for adults, $20 concession and $10 for students. Refreshments will be available at interval. Contact Elly on 0417 160 380 or email elly. firstname.lastname@example.org for ticketing information. CDs will also be available on the day.
New conference centre on the way Continued from page 1. “Leongatha or Korumburra are high priorities for this development to occur and we are having discussions but this represents a very major investment,” he said. Council still supports the development of a nature retreat at Yanakie. “The critical planning approvals are in place for the site including a special use zone,” he said. “Council is in regular contact with the proponent of the site Tom Tootell. He continues to work on the proposal to design a devel-
opment that will achieve his vision, secure the required investment and ensure its commercial viability.” Council continues to see food production as the backbone of the economy. “We believe there is strong growth potential in dairy, beef and horticulture,” Mr Stone said. “The dairy industry has been at the heart of our economy for more than 100 years and continues to grow, driven by export markets. This has meant that while manufacturing in many areas of Australia has been
declining, we have seen very significant investment in dairy manufacturing. “Murray Goulburn is investing in new UHT production, Burra Foods is expanding its plant for infant formula, ViPlus Dairy is planning for the second stage of its development at Toora, and United Dairy Power at Poowong has also recently been purchased by a Hong Kong company. “We are also seeing smaller developments such as Berrys Creek Cheese at Fish Creek and Prom Coast Cheese who are currently
constructing their sheep cheese facility at Moyarra. We anticipate more of these niche businesses that will also help with building our tourism product. “Horticulture is a growth area in the shire and we have seen recently Freshzest’s expansion of its Pound Creek herb processing premises and Select Produce has expanded its snow pea production in Korumburra.” Mr Stone said council is receiving further interest in small farm production and farm gate sales, and that would continue to occur as people re-
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locate from Melbourne. “We are seeking to develop the links between small producers and our restaurants through initiatives such as the Southern Gippsland Food Map. Changing food tastes is creating new opportunities in horticulture,” he said. “We expect to see more interest in protected cropping (hot houses/glass houses).” At Port Anthony, a wharf, warehousing, and hardstand have been developed. “We believe it will be a critical piece of infrastructure for the shire and understand they are pursuing opportunities for the use,” Mr Stone said. As for the proposal for an equestrian centre at Stony Creek, Mr Stone said, “council has supported the development of a masterplan and has been seeking advice from State Government on potential funding support for undertaking an economic feasibility impact study of the proposed facility. These discussions are continuing.” The eyesore that is the Leongatha Rail Yards is being viewed by council with some interest. Mr Stone said council “would like to see greater use of the area as formed car parking in the near future”.
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High and dry Foster faces pool uncertainty By Sarah Vella THE Foster pool will open this summer under management appointed by the South Gippsland Shire Council, but its future beyond then is unclear.
We want the pool: local children, front from left, Lily Lomax, Ebony and Amber Van Dyke, and Yasmin Duursma, and, back, from left, Courtney Zuidema, Xavier Duursma, Hayley Wood, Ella Schauble and Gracie Thorburn want to see the Foster pool stay open.
The Foster swimming pool committee, a section 86 committee, held a meeting on June 2 for people interested in planning for the pool’s long term future. Around 70 people attended, including South Gippsland Shire Councillors Cr Mohya Davies and mayor Cr Jim Fawcett. Pool committee member Ian Lyon said the main theme was securing a long term future for the pool. “We expressed our desire to have the management of the pool like we used to and we outlined what we felt could be a vision for the pool next 10 years and beyond,” he said. “We set up a planning group and within the planning group, several sub groups that will investigate specific areas in order to create a feasibility report. “The planning group will put together a comprehensive and professional report which will be presented to council officers, so they have a clearer idea of what the community wants.” Mr Lyon said the Foster pool should not be part of council’s tender process which seeks potential operators of council’s outdoor
pools. “We think council should give it back to the section 86 committee. We will run in like we did in 2011-12 and we will run it off the same budget of four years ago,” he said. “Until we know what the tender process outcome is in July, there is not much more we can say about the coming summer.” Council’s community strengthening coordinator Ned Dennis confirmed the Foster pool would operate this summer. “The pool will be run for the summer by council and the pool committee will come back to the council before Christmas with some options outlining the different ways Foster can be managed,” he said. “The community is also gathering to look at what their options might be beyond next year.” Mr Dennis said the council would bring the review of the operation of all council pools forward by one year. “It was going to be reviewed in the 201617 financial year; it will now be completed in the 2015-16 financial year instead,” he said. “That will look at the suite of pools that we run, how they operate and the council will be considering that in the second half of the financial year. There will be significant community involvement in that process.” This year, the Foster pool won’t open until around December 20 instead of December 1. My Lyon said the meeting also sought to develop a strategic plan to upgrade the pool, to be driven by the community.
Island puts politicians on notice BASS Coast Shire Council mayor Cr Neil Rankine inflamed the anger brewing on Phillip Island during the Independence Day rally in Cowes on Sunday.
Some 1400 people crammed into the Cowes Recreation Centre in support of the Island campaign to secede from the Bass Coast Shire. Three motions were unanimously carried: • that this rally call on the State Government and the Minister for Local Government Tim Bull to commence an independent municipal review of Bass Coast Shire immediately; • that this rally call on Bass MLA Bass Ken Smith to support our request for the conduct of an independent municipal review of the Bass Coast Shire; and • that this rally call on Bass Coast Shire Council to write to the Minister for Local Government, requesting the conduct of an independent review. Organised by the Phillip Island Stand Alone Group, the rally proved a huge success and group chair Stephen Fullarton said the crowd was incensed when Cr Rankine came to the meeting on the attack. “The mayor was ridiculed after he raised some ridiculous issues, especially when he said the new bike path being built from Anderson would be the Island’s greatest icon,” Stephen said. “He just isn’t very politically savvy and should have come to the meeting to listen to the issues people on the Island have. He didn’t. He just went on the attack.” Mr Fullarton said other councillors present were Cr Phil Wright, Cr Clare Le Sage and deputy mayor Cr Kimberley Brown. The meeting was chaired by deputy chair Greg Price. Mr Fullarton gave an overview of the situation, an update on the campaign and the group’s hopes for the future. San Remo commercial building consultant Peter Wolfe presented a financial breakdown of council’s budgeted expen-
diture, Don Cummins outlined the process that led to Mansfield’s successful deamalgamation and former Island resident, shire president and Howard Government minister Peter Reith explained the political process. Mr Reith put politicians on notice not to underestimate the damage that could result in ignoring the Phillip Island Stand Alone campaign. He cited Cathy McGowan’s victory in the safe Liberal seat of Indi at the last federal election, which ousted former Coalition frontbencher Sophie Mirabella. Phillip Island Shire was amalgamated with four surrounding councils into Bass Coast Shire under Kennett Government reforms in 1994. Since then Phillip Island has lost its hospital, various services and the needs of the tourist industry have been downgraded. So far the Napthine Government and Labor are opposed to any review, although both sides have agreed to reviews elsewhere. Mr Reith said telling people they are not even entitled to be heard was a recipe for political revolt. Mr Fullarton said there had been requests from the group to meet Local Government Minister Tim Bull. “He had previously sent a letter denying a meeting with us, however then retracted that and has agreed to meet us but no date has been set as yet,” he said. Mr Fullarton believed Mr Bull’s change of heart in agreeing to meet may have come after Hunger Games actor and former Island resident Liam Hemsworth was pictured in the Herald Sun on Saturday and in London papers. Mr Fullarton was thrilled to have Mr Hemsworth’s support. “Many younger people have now joined the association, so Liam’s support may well have had an impact,” he said. The group is calling on supporters to write to councillors and MPs demanding an independent municipal review. Mr Fullarton said the group is exploring the option of running a Phillip Island Stand Alone candidate at the state election.
Island rallies: Phillip Island residents, holidaymakers and visitors turned out in force at Sunday’s rally in Cowes in support of the Island breaking away from Bass Coast Shire. Celebrity support: Liam Hemsworth, former Phillip Island resident and star of the Hunger Games, is supporting the Phillip Island Stand Alone campaign. He is proudly displaying the group’s slogan from Berlin, Germany, where he is currently based while filming the Hunger Games sequel.
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Dinosaur dream realised
By Brad Lester
A DINOSAUR will return to Inverloch - not thanks to the wonders of science but rather the power of politics.
Bass MLA Ken Smith last Thursday announced the State Government would spend $35,540 on building a sculpture of the dinosaur Koolassuchuscleelandi at a park in Wallace Avenue. The park was destined for development by Bass Coast Shire Council, despite being set aside as a public park in 1987. A group of neighbouring residents led by Judy Vradenburg successfully opposed the sale and led a campaign to raise funds to erect the dinosaur sculpture. The eight metre di-
nosaur will replicate the fierce amphibious predator named after Inverloch dinosaur experts Lesley Kool and Mike Cleeland. However the modern day version will be safe enough for children to climb on. The group leading the way for the park to stay, the Wallace Avenue Community Park Group, celebrated Mr Smith’s news with a party last Thursday. The MP praised them. “Unless everyone works together, you never really achieve anything,” Mr Smith said. “Today, your dreams are going to come true.” The Bass MLA said the dinosaur theme complemented Inverloch’s prehistoric past and rich fossil deposits. “The dinosaur theme will be a fun way of teaching people about the dinosaurs of Inverloch,” he
said. Ms Vradenburg was beaming. “This project shows ordinary people can make a difference and we are thrilled this public space will finally fulfil the purpose it was set aside for,” she said. The sculpture will be constructed by Phillip Stray, the same builder of the blue tongued lizard at Leongatha Primary School. Cr Jordan Crugnale applauded the volunteers’ drive and commitment. “Inverloch has begun a dinosaur and art trail that highlights our historical uniqueness and celebrates our community spirit,” she said. The park at 16 Wallace Avenue was set aside as a public open space in 1987. The then State Government ruled such space must be made available as Apex Park on Williams Street was sacrificed for elderly units. Over the years, the Wallace Avenue park was neglected and in 2010 council proposed to rezone and sell the land. In opposition to that, the Wallace Avenue Communi-
Hip, hip: celebrating the funding of a dinosaur sculpture re from left, Bass Coast Shire Councillor Jordan Crugnale, Bass MLA Ken Smith th with Baxter Dockery, Judy Vradenburg and granddaughters Indi Johnstone ne (red) and Tayla Wyhoon, and son Michael, with back, residents, community mmunity representatives and government officials. Right, the dinosaur on which the sculpture will be based. ty Park Group was formed, and raised funds through sausage sizzles and sought support. With the support of RACV Resort Inverloch, Inverloch Lions, Inverloch Rotary and other organisations, the group raised more than $10,000 towards the $48,720 project.
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Selling to world: from left, South Gippsland Shire Council’s Ken Fraser, David O’Brien MLC, Craig Nuske of Longwarry Food Park, Geoff Howard MLA, Ian Trezise MLA and Paul Weller MLA discuss export opportunities.
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THINK exports in South Gippsland and dairy would no doubt be the first industry to come to mind. But secretaries could one day be typing notes for American clients from their homes in South Gippsland. That was the insight offered by South Gippsland Shire Council’s economic development co-ordinator Ken Fraser at a parliamentary hearing into export opportunities in regional Victoria last Wednesday. The Victorian Parliament’s crossparty Rural and Regional Committee visited the Wonthaggi Town Hall as part of a new inquiry into increasing exports from regional Victoria and how government policy can support export growth. Mr Fraser said the rise of the internet could allow American professionals to record messages digitally and email those recordings to a secretary in South Gippsland.
The time difference would allow the secretary to email typed documents back to the USA by the start of the next American business day. The Wonthaggi hearing was addressed by representatives of South Gippsland and Bass Coast shire councils, Longwarry Food Park, Tabro Meats at Lance Creek and Destination Phillip Island. The committee comprised Western Victoria Region MLC David O’Brien and Rodney MLA Paul Weller of the National Party, Labor’s Ballarat East MLA Geoff Howard and Geelong MLA Ian Trezise, and the Liberals’ South Barwon MP Andrew Katos (absent). Mr Fraser said Port Anthony at Barry Beach was an ideal export destination for the region. “For Port Anthony to expand, there would be more dredging needed to allow for bigger ships,” he said. Mr Fraser suggested food produced in Victoria, including South Gippsland, could be branded as such, to enhance export opportunities.
New Zealand was already implementing such a scheme. “In China, they know how wonderful food from New Zealand is, so we could have that perception too,” Mr Fraser said. “We are working to build that perception in China, of how healthy our food is.” Mr Fraser spoke of the shire’s strong agricultural exports, with four dairy facilities, and how the region’s clean, green image was a valuable marketing tool for exports. He also noted television cooking shows had increased demand for herbs and that in turn was reflected in Freshzest herbs at Pound Creek employing five extra staff. The development of the Port of Hastings and a possible airport near Tooradin would boost export and tourism opportunities, Mr Fraser said. Inverloch man Craig Nuske, sales and marketing manager at Longwarry Food Park, said entrepreneurial spirit was the only way to achieve success in a short space of time.
He said of the products manufactured by the company, 20 per cent were sold on the domestic market and the rest overseas. But with the domestic market “far more aggressive”, he said the company was targeting export opportunities. “That gives the best return on investment for what we pay for milk,” he said. Mr Nuske said farmers need the right economic climate to stay in the industry and while milk prices have been higher in the past 12 months, many farmers were still paying off debt accumulated during the downturn of previous years. “The market will stabilise where it is at the moment and the milk price for the next 12 months will come back slightly,” he said. Bass Coast Shire Council’s submission urged the State Government to support training programs and businesses to increase their export readiness, provide adequate road and public transport access, and fund the Phillip Island Nature Park infrastructure development.
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Landcare chases funding Donate now: members of the Bass Coast Landcare Network are concerned about federal funding cuts.
By Sarah Vella THE Bass Coast Landcare Network is appealing to the public for donations in order to continue the invaluable work it does, after the Federal Government announced it would cut funding to the environmental organisation.
The government will slash $483 million from the Landcare program budget. The Bass Coast network’s executive officer Kellie Nichols said impending budget cuts to the Landcare program were worrying. “We need Landcare networks and groups across Australia to be more self sufficient so they can continue undertaking Landcare works into the future,” she said. “All donations over $2 are tax deductable. If you would like to make a donation please visit www.basscoastlandcare. org.au and click ‘Support BCLN’ on the main menu.” The Bass Coast Landcare Network public fund supports the network’s core purposes and will focus on supporting essential environmental works that enhance the region. “The public funds project Bass Coast Arc – community access to public space aims to support local community groups to undertake activities such as revegetation work to repair and restore landscapes, develop wildlife corridors linking areas of fragmented bushland and creating environmental education opportunities, just to name a few,” Ms Nichols said. “You can also make a donation by calling the Bass Coast Landcare Network office on 5678 2335, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.”
Government shuns Wonthaggi By Laura Gibb WONTHAGGI maybe slated as a future regional centre by the State Government’s Melbourne Plan, but the government is not providing funding to match. The hospital and education precinct missed out on funding in the state budget, and Bass MLA Ken Smith said he had hoped for more. “It is very disappointing to me,” he said. “I’m trying to get the hospital upgraded and get the school into place.” He said he intends to get both projects rolling before his retirement in six months. “Both of these are on my agenda,” he said. “Development around the town has been held up for a long time because of the council.” Plan Melbourne is intended to create better links between regional Victoria and Melbourne, according to Premier Dr Denis Napthine. “The plan creates a clear picture
of Melbourne’s infrastructure-led growth to 2050 and a long term plan integrating Victoria’s regions with metropolitan Melbourne,” he said. As part of the plan, Wonthaggi would become a regional centre with a subregional hospital and other infrastructure to allow the area to “support the growth of Melbourne”. Bass Coast mayor Cr Neil Rankine said state funding would have been a step towards making the plan a reality. “Council was disappointed to see a lack of funding for other major projects that have been promised for years,” he said. “Support for these projects would show the government is serious about linking us to its new Plan Melbourne. “Council has been working with government, education and training providers and the community in Bass Coast for a number of years to establish a Bass Coast Education Precinct. “Despite indications from our local member that an announcement on progressing the education precinct was imminent, there was no announcement.
“For the second year running, there was effectively nothing from the State Government for the people of Bass Coast.” Cr Rankine suggested Bass was “too safe a seat and we’re being ignored as a consequence”. Lea Pope, CEO of Bass Coast Regional Health, said the hospital in Wonthaggi is making progress towards its role as a subregional hospital. “All the work we are doing – in terms of the growth of our emergency department, increasing surgery undertaken on site, development of rehabilitation program, growth and development of the community rehabilitation services – are all part of moving to a sub regional role,” she said. “The development is gradual, there is a South Coast Service plan to support it and we have a site master plan for the Wonthaggi site that will support future service growth when funding is available to continue to progress it. “The first stage of the master plan was the expansion of our community rehabilitation centre and the building of a new dental clinic.
“This project will be completed in mid-June and the buildings occupied in July.” She said hospitals have not yet received their individual budgets from the Department of Health. Plan Melbourne foresees population growth in several regional areas close to Melbourne, including Wonthaggi, according to Planning Minister Matthew Guy. “Plan Melbourne will be the first metropolitan planning strategy for Melbourne that genuinely integrates our regional and peri-urban areas to become places for large-scale population growth over time,” he said. “This will see the development of a true state of cities for Victoria, as we direct population growth to our regions in order to boost their labour force and economic growth. “Melbourne’s growth areas will no longer be the sole focus of population growth.” Plan Melbourne includes a commitment to the regional rail link, the Cranbourne-Pakenham Rail Corridor Project, Port of Hastings development and the possibility of an airport southeast of Melbourne.
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GIPPSLAND DENTAL HEALTH INSIDER Dental implants for health and confidence Dr Taehee Lee, principal dentist and director of South Gippsland Dental in Leongatha, talks about exciting developments in modern day dental implants.
What options are there to replace missing teeth? Traditionally, dentures were used when someone was missing teeth, and even now it is the choice of treatment for many patients. Fortunately, dentures have improved over time, however many people, especially those with lower dentures, find it very difficult to eat and speak.
He graduated from Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree at University of Otago in New Zealand and is now completing a Masters’ degree in Oral Implantology in Frankfurt, Germany. What is a dental implant? A dental implant is an artificial root that is placed into the jawbone to replace one or more missing teeth. It is fabricated from a material that is compatible with natural living tissue. Usually a dental crown, bridge or denture is attached to implants to give patients fully functioning, beautiful teeth. Why is having missing teeth a problem? Literally millions of people have one or more missing teeth in Australia. According to World Health Organisation criteria*, having missing teeth is a physical impairment because it creates difficulty performing two of the essential tasks of life, eating and speaking. There are two main issues I personally
see with missing teeth. The first is the changes in nutrient intake. A UK study** showed that people with missing teeth have a lower nutrient intake compared with people with full teeth. It was found that people with missing teeth consume less protein, calcium iron and vitamin C. As we all know, a lack of these essential nutrients will eventually contribute to general ill health. Secondly is the loss of confidence. We all know how important it is to have a nice, confident smile. In my opinion, missing teeth cause a significant loss of confidence to many people and has a negative impact on everyday social life.
Dental implants, because they are securely anchored to the jaw bone, make it much more comfortable to eat and speak. Also, modern dental ceramic technology allows dentists to create beautiful white teeth without compromising the strength and function. What is the future of dental implants? I believe that dental implants will be the standard of care to replace missing teeth. Over the past 30 years, the field of dental implants changed dramatically. It used to be a difficult and invasive surgical procedure, but now with developments in technology such as 3D CT imaging, it became relatively minor oral surgery that can be performed very safely with minimal discomfort. Current scientific evidence also suggests that dental implants treatment should become the first choice of
treatment for many situations, especially to replace lower dentures. So how is South GIppsland Dental positioned to lead this trend? At South Gippsland Dental, we have invested our time and money in staff training and installing state of the art equipment. We are one of very few dental practices in Australia to have on-site 3D CT imaging. Already many patients are enjoying the benefits of modern dental implants and we would like to invite you to enjoy the benefits of modern dentistry. We provide complimentary consultations and information sessions. Dr Taehee Lee and his implant team can be contacted on 0447 969 821 between Monday and Thursday. *Worth Health Organisation: International classification of functioning, disability and health: ICF. Geneva: Worth Health Organisation, 2001. **Hinds K, Gregory JR. National diet and nutrition survey: People aged 65 years or over. Vol 2: Report of the oral health survey. London: Stationary office. 1998. LF6817
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Loch wines and dines visitors By Laura Gibb LOCH filled to the brim for the main event of its annual Food and Wine Festival on Sunday.
“It was absolutely fabulous,” organising committee
member Liz Hickey said. About 2000 people attended the festival area for food and wine tastings, food demonstrations, entertainment and children’s activities. Many businesses in the village opened for the occasion, while the heart of
the festival took place at the Loch Railway Station Reserve. Visitors watched cooking demonstrations by chefs and producers Sunny Harris of Pink Pantry Vanilla, Jacinta Hicken of Jacican Enterprises and Nadine Verboon of Wattlebank Park Farm. Val Murphy covered “what to do with potatoes” while Chef’s Toolbox consultant Pam Mawson demonstrated an eight minute risotto. “We were very pleased with the day,” Ms Hickey said. “We had over 60 exhibits and two bands. “Including children, we would have had about 2000 people go through the festival area and, of course, a
lot of them filtered through into the township, where the main parking areas were. “I would think the traders of the town did very well from the day as well.” An apple pie cook off was judged on Saturday. The Wonthaggi Citizens Band performed, as well as bands Beggs to Differ and Hurricane Jane. Children enjoyed an animal farm nursery as well as a visit from a magician. Loch Primary School and Loch Preschool both had stands at the festival. The event, running for the seventh time, was put on by the Loch Community Development Association Inc and organised by the Loch Food and Wine Festival subcommittee, chaired by Howard Booth.
Gourmet treats: from left, Pam Duncan of Grantville and Tempe Davis of Cape Woolamai tucked into the produce at the Loch Food and Wine Festival.
Speak out ANTI gas group Coal and CSG Free Mirboo North is urging the community to voice its opposition to potential mining in South Gippsland.
Wine tasters: from left, Lindy Nuske of Loch and Paige Nuske of Cowes enjoying a tipple at the Loch Food and Wine Festival.
COUNCIL PUBLIC SESSIONS Council Chambers, Leongatha PUBLIC SESSIONS Council Chambers, Leongatha PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS- Bookings essential Ph 5662 9222 Wed, 18 June 2.00pm; 7.00pm* (*by noon 17/06) Wed, 25 June 10.00am SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL Wed 11 June, 12.45pm To hear, consider & determine submissions to Budget 2014- 15 & Rating Strategy 2014-18. (LGA 1989, S223) ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING Wed, 25 June – 2.00pm COUNCIL'S INTENTION TO REAPPOINT CEO At its Ordinary Council Meeting 25 June 2014 Council in accordance with Section 94 (4)(b) and 94 (4)(c) (i) of the Local Government Act 1989, will provide notice of 'Intention to Reappoint the Chief Executive Officer of South Gippsland Shire Council for the Term of Five Years.' The passing of the resolution will result in the reappointment of the CEO without the position being readvertised. Cr Jim Fawcett, Mayor 9 Smith St., Leongatha 3953 (Private Bag 4) Ph: 5662 9200 Fax: 5662 3754 firstname.lastname@example.org www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au
Bears galore: from left, Darby Weston of Northcote with Isabella Stefani of Leongatha enjoyed the Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum.
Bears picnic at Coal Creek CHILDREN flocked to Coal Creek Community Park and Mu-
seum for the annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Sunday, and some of the children were bigger than you might expect. Around 530 people came to the Korumburra park to take part in a bear hunt and enjoyed picnics in the historical mining village.
Other entertainment included story telling, live music, an appearance by Captain Koala and various bear based competitions. Recipients of the best bear prize were Jasmine Edwards in the Under 12s and Stephen Hendren in the open section, while Emily Haddock won most loved bear and Phoebe Lester of Inverloch won best dressed bear.
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Winning teddy bear: Phoebe Lester of Inverloch won best dressed bear with Alexander at the Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum.
Winning teddy bear: Jasmine Edwards’ bear won best bear in the Under 12s category at the Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum.
The Victorian Government is now holding community consultation open days about unconventional gas mining. Inverloch will host a session next Tuesday, June 17, and Mirboo North on June 18. Both sessions will run from 2pm to 8pm. Mirboo North organic farmer Suzanne Wightman said the industry posed many risks. “Our water may be contaminated and depleted through the gas mining process, our farming practices will be disrupted and our produce vulnerable to unacceptable levels of pollutants,” she said. “Well documented reports of the health impacts of this industry in the USA are of great concern, as residents living in Queensland and New South Wales living in and around gas fields report the same health problems. “It’s also come to light there are problems with insurance cover when living in or near a gas field.” The government has extended the moratorium on fracking to include all forms of unconventional gas. The venues for the sessions are Inverloch Community Hub and Mirboo North Shire Hall.
Nat found MISSING man Nat Connelly was found late last week.
After leaving his Surf Beach home and travelling to Foster late at night on May 23, the 21 year old notified his mother and relatives he had gone interstate. San Remo Police believe he heard people were looking for him and returned to Victoria. He was missing for several days but is now home and well.
Water limits stay KORUMBURRA and Nyora, Loch and Poowong residents remain on Stage One water restrictions.
Korumburra’s Coalition Creek is 61 per cent full while the Little Bass Reservoir, which supplies Loch, Nyora and Poowong, is 45 per cent. Philippe du Plessis, managing director of South Gippsland Water, said, “However, activating Stage One restrictions would have little to no impact on water demand, as they relate mostly to outdoor watering activities.” Coalition and Little Bass have storage level increases of 13ML and 9ML respectively. Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from May 31 to June 6 was 24mm at Lance Creek, 19mm at Ruby Creek, 19mm at Coalition Creek, 16mm at Deep Creek, 19mm at Little Bass and 13mm at Battery Creek. “Recent rain across all catchments has led to storages starting to replenish for the first time this year,” Mr du Plessis said.
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Distressing time: Simon and Laura Gurney stand within the ruins of their burnout home at Darlimurla in 2009. Photo: Herald Sun. Inset, the sign in question at Darlimurla, not acknowledging the loss of two homes in the community.
Not forgotten MOWER SALE Bushfire victims may be recognised
By Brad Lester PEOPLE who lost their homes at Darlimurla during the bushfires of 2009 could finally be recognised publicly.
A sign at a rotunda at Darlimurla mentions property damage in the community was â€œconfined to sheds, equipment and fencingâ€?, but makes no mention of the two houses lost during the blaze. That omission upset Laura Gurney, whose Darlimurla home was destroyed by flames the week before Black Saturday. â€œThe fact the plaque acknowledges the shed and the fences that were lost and not our house just seems a bit disrespectful or that somebody just got their facts wrong,â€? she said. The members of the Darlimurla Community Association will discuss revising the sign, but treasurer Sandra McDonald said the current sign could not be altered. She said the sign had been professionally printed and was fixed behind perspex within the rotunda, and any alteration would require dissembling and reprinting the sign, and reassembly â€“ a project that could cost several thousand dollars and be beyond the associationâ€™s limited budget. However Ms McDonald said the association would discuss creating another sign recognising the loss of the two houses and erecting it in an adjoining noticeboard within the rotunda that was lockable and easier to access. The rotunda was funded by the Victorian Bushfire Recovery Fund and while the association was involved in the project, Ms McDonald said she was unsure who prepared the wording of the original sign.
She believed the omission was unintentional. â€œThere was a mistake but itâ€™s not just a matter of taking the sign down and putting it back up again,â€? she said. Mrs Gurneyâ€™s sister Sarah Lewis noticed the incorrect sign while running along the Grand Ridge Rail Trail. Mrs Gurney and her husband Simon lived on Lebruns Road at the time of the fire. Mrs Gurney remembers the day vividly. The blaze started about 4pm. Mr Gurney â€“ a CFA firefighter - was preparing his property for the worst and then, at 6.30pm, the worst came. â€œThe wind changed and the fire took out our house,â€? Mrs Gurney said. â€œIt was just this massive fireball coming up towards our house.â€? Mrs Gurney had left earlier with her then one year old daughter Jasmine, and sought refuge with her parents Irene and Robert Lewis in Leongatha. For some time after the fires, the Gurneys moved from rental home to rental home. â€œWe tried to rebuild but it was too much; having to start over, all the planning and all the red tape. It was just too stressful. We sold the land and now a house has been rebuilt there,â€? Mrs Gurney said. â€œWe had spent a lot of time renovating for three years, so it was heartbreaking to start over.â€? The Gurneys now live in Cobar in outback New South Wales, one and a half hours from Bourke. Mr Gurney works in a mine as an underground diesel fitter and the couple has since had another two daughters, Chloe, four, and Bianca, two.
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Column 7 HAPPY 60th birthday to Nigel Vinyl from the local band Lionel Loves Vinyl, aka Dennis Orr from Corinella. COME along to Marg Denbrok’s home next Tuesday (June 17) at 10am to raise money for The Cancer Council. A Biggest Morning Tea will be held with party plan goods to order. Marg
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AN angler at Inverloch returned home without fish but not empty handed on Monday. He caught a plastic bag and four lures. Although he was hungry, he at least had removed rubbish from Anderson Inlet.
THE recent campaign for DES (diethylstilboestrol) Awareness Week, June 1-7, raised awareness of the anti-miscarriage drug, DES, given to women during pregnancy from 1938 to 1971 (and sometimes beyond). Women given DES and their children of that pregnancy are at higher risk of certain types of cancer and reproductive problems. There are about 740,000 DES exposed Australians, yet many are unaware of the fact and the potential adverse health effects. It is important that people with known or suspected exposure to DES are aware of the vital special care they need. Support group contact DES Action Australia-NSW on 02 98754820 or see the
LEONGATHA Rotarians and friends will be hitting the dance floor this Saturday, June 17 for its Swinging ’60s dance at Leongatha Memorial Hall. Music will be by The Substitutes. Dress up and be part of the fun. For tickets contact Panther’s Mensland. Proceeds to Varli Blake Fund, Rotary Gallipoli Program and Leongatha Youth Clinic. IT WAS bicycle central in the area on the weekend. As well as Leongatha hosting one of the Tour of Gippsland days for serious racers on Sunday, the Great Southern Rail Trail as well was packed with bikes, all the way from Leongatha to Toora. Let’s hope the gap between Koonwarra and Meeniyan is closed soon to bring in even more tourists.
website www.desnsw.blogspot.com LEGO Club is taking place at Leongatha Library at 4pm on Thursday, July 3 and August 7 and at Wonthaggi Library at 4pm on Wednesday, June 25, July 23 and August 27 and at 2.30pm on Saturday, June 28, July 26 and August 30. Call 5662 2849 or visit www.wgrlc.vic.gov.au for more information. WONTHAGGI Primary School needs your help. A working bee has been scheduled for June 14 from 8am until 12pm and the school needs as many volunteers as possible for a range of general jobs. Any gardening equipment that can be provided will also be a greatly appreciated. Brunch will be catered for so contact the school office on 5672 1600 if you will be attending.
Winter fun: snow fans enjoy the cool fun of the High Country over the long weekend.
Snow time on Alps THERE were toboggan rides, lots of snow play and fireworks on the long weekend for the start of the 2014 snow season at Mount Hotham and Dinner Plain. Snow bunnies will be thrilled there have been snow falls at Hotham and loads of snow making, with 89 truckloads of
snow made on Saturday night. MP Bill Sykes officially opened the ski season at Dinner Plain and keen local skiers can look forward to lots more snowmaking, with a drop in temperature and snow expected on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Keep your fingers crossed! Email firstname.lastname@example.org The Star some of you happy snow snaps this season!
INVERLOCH’S Ken Fraser celebrated his 50th birthday with the opening of his photography exhibition Moments in Time at Coal Creek Community Park at Museum at Korumburra on Sunday. The show features landscapes and other scenes from across South Gippsland. PLEASE support Inverloch’s Melissa Street, who is going without coffee for the month of June to
Here you go: Janice Pell received a donation of $300 from the South Gippsland Water staff fundraising committee and manager of corporate services Justin Wightman. South Gippsland water held a Biggest Morning Tea for the Cancer Council.
Crafty chat: Noelle Walker (Coal Creek spinner), Kathe Kent (Warragul), Janet Staben (Coal Creek spinner), Anne Jackiw, Beryl Wallace and Valma Gregory (Warragul) enjoy their hobby at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum recently.
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walking on the road without its mum. Rowena Ashley, Coal Creek site coordinator, said, “It is community activities such as this and the sharing of cultural crafts that help keep our history alive. It was wonderful to have people from Warragul coming over to the park to share their skills with our volunteers.”
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Hello, hello: eight Foster Primary School students from grades 3 and 4 visit Prom Country House each Monday. The students have helped establish a vegetable garden there and last week proudly harvested lettuce to be used for residents’ meals. Students involved in the visits are developing relationships with the elderly, learning respect for elders and empathy towards the needs of others. Pictured are Maddi Boyd, Yasmin Duursma, Stella Brewer, Jedd Davy, Zane Duursma, welfare officer Susan Poletti, Zephyr Anderson, Bessie Davis and Caeleb Garlick with residents.
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Roads in sights DEPUTY Premier Peter Ryan said roads funding will be on the minds of voters at the November state election.
He said the State Government had increased roads maintenance funding by $130 million to more than $500 million. Two thirds of that has come to country Victoria, including South Gippsland. â€œOur roads, after heavy rain and 10 years of drought, took a real pounding,â€? he said. â€œWe have been able to get some resources into them but there is more to be done.â€? Many Star readers expressed their disgust at the state of local roads on the newspaperâ€™s Facebook page, with some describing roads as â€œa disgraceâ€?, â€œterribleâ€? and â€œa jokeâ€?. The government recently announced more than $9 million for road safety works in South Gippsland. The local projects included:
High tea with a mountain view MOUNTAIN View Retirement Village played host to a large number of prospective retirees on Saturday, all eager to take the opportunity the open day provided to inspect the property.
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cause she says the job is an interesting mix of sales on the one hand, selling villas to the over 55s, and the after-care of being involved in a small community. Ms Routledge said some residents have moved into the boutique style development from places as far afield as Bendigo, Castlemaine and Hastings and helping residents with the transition can be part of the job. Local musician Marty Box playing an electric harp provided the perfect accompaniment to a sumptuous open day high tea. Visitors will have felt the warmth of Fiona and Rosa Sinopoli, her sales and
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â€˘ $4.5 million for the South Gippsland Highway between Stony Creek and Foster for safety barriers and rumble strips; â€˘ $3.8 million for the Strzelecki Highway between Leongatha and Koorooman for safety barriers, rumble strips and tree removal; and â€˘ $416,000 for the Inverloch-Venus Bay/ Tarwin Lower Road intersection for resurfacing, safety barriers, improve signage, line marking and vegetation removal; and â€˘ $360,000 for the Strzelecki Highway at Leongatha to create a right turn lane, resurfacing, line marking, drainage and signage. McMillan MP Russell Broadbent also announced funding to address black spots last week. The projects are: Surf Parade, Inverloch, $119,000; Timms Road, Poowong North, $56,000; McDonalds Track, Nyora, $39,000; Grantville-Glen Alvie Road, Grantville, $345,000; and Loch-Wonthaggi Road, Ryanston, $179,000.
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OPINIONS Dog idea
I WOULD like to respond to the article in the May 27 issue of The Star headline “Dog study released”. I am a bit perplexed as to how the figures of this study have been presented. All the figures in this small article are of percentages only. Could someone please tell us the number of people surveyed to go with these percentages. The percentages alone don’t really paint much of a picture. For example , 68.9 per cent say dogs should be allowed on beaches with leads at all times, while 27.2 per cent said they should be allowed only at restricted times and 3.9 per cent said they shouldn’t be allowed at any time . So how many people make up these percentages? It then goes on, of the people who would allow dogs at all times, 76 per cent were dog owners. Of those who want restricted times, 60.8 per cent were dog owners; and of those who said dogs should not be allowed anytime 16.7 per cent were dog owners. It would all make a lot more sense if these figures were accompanied with the number of people surveyed. Of all the people I have spoken to, not one of them have been surveyed. In fact 100 per cent of people I have spoken to would like dog rules to stay as they are and if I put that to council the first ques-
tion they would be asking me is 100 per cent of how many people is that. It seems the anti-dog agenda is well and truly alive, and won’t be going away soon. How about this for an idea? Council puts a survey up on the internet that everyone who is interested can fill out. I will finish by saying it is a much better environment when there are a few people with dogs spread over the whole day rather than a concentration of many at the same time. Also most times of the day at the Inverloch inlet there is plenty of beach for everyone to enjoy. Wayne Clark, Inverloch.
Rules galore TAKE the council leaves that blow onto your land to the tip and pay through the nose for the privilege. Or rake them into the council drains as I seen done in several spots. Get rid of fire hazards and now have a little fire now. I hear the term nanny state often. Well, what a lot of very stupid people we have now; nanny is a child’s nurse, a female goat, all which have far more common sense than these people making rules and laws for the tax and rate payers to pay for. Most of our leaves are from council trees, blocking our spouting, blocking our gutters, filling our roadside drains and culverts that are never cleaned, leaving nowhere for water to run except
E D I T O R I A L Bury the hatchet FOR too long Leongatha and Korumburra have been perceived to be second best to Wonthaggi when it comes to commercial development and growth. While Wonthaggi may host many major retailers, Leongatha and Korumburra are returning the ball by attracting new businesses and boasting housing growth, and as The Star reports today, possibly a conference centre. Such a facility would capitalise on the benefits the region already draws from tourism – an industry worth million of dollars annually. With Wilsons Promontory National Park located at the southern extent of the shire, Korumburra and Leongatha are well placed to service the needs of Prom visitors. A conference centre could not only draw on Prom visitors, but also attract more people to the area. Whether this conference centre is in Leongatha or Korumburra does not matter, as the town unfortunate not to host this venue would no doubt enjoy the financial spin-offs through the provision of services, from supplies through to cleaning. Leongatha and Korumburra are in unique positions being two large communities within close proximity, and by complementing the services and products either offers, the towns can be strong commercial and industrial centres. A conference centre would add to Leongatha’s reputation as a boutique shopping centre, offering products and services that are unique when compared to the mass marketing approach adopted by chain retailers that no doubt are an economic boost, but also contribute to towns losing their sense of individuality. That is why Leongatha and Korumburra have a lot to be proud of. Unfortunately it seems the more isolated country communities are, the stronger the rivalry between adjoining communities tends to be, yet we all know success comes from working together. Yes, Leongatha retained its dairy factory and Korumburra did not in 1973, but Korumburra now has Burra Foods exporting to China and Japan. It’s time to forge stronger ties. It’s time for Leongatha and Korumburra to lose their traditional rivalry.
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the road itself. In the past our road patrol men had small graders behind small trucks. They cleaned our culverts with a thing called a shovel. They did not have machines worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. They used their own common sense on what to do. They did not have an educated person from the shire office or called in a consultant to tell them what needed to be done; they knew and did it. Smoke from our little back yard fire spoiling washing? What utter rubbish. Very few use a clothes line; they use inside dryers now. Breathing smoke? Those with breathing problems should stop smoking cigarettes, wearing overwhelming perfumes, and not sit out in the streets with their coffee and cigs, breathing in car fumes. Nor should they leave the car motor going to keep the air conditioner going. Joy Whatly, Korumburra.
Seeking information I WRITE as an amateur researcher/writer with an interest in our soldiers who served during World War One. Recently I have been researching Private Arthur Cecil Dark of the 57th Battalion A.I.F who was killed in action in France on August 29, 1918. Arthur was aged 41 when he enlisted in late 1917 and spent only weeks on the Western Front. Arthur Dark was a dairy farmer who resided at Elderslie, Nichols Road, Mirboo North. He had an older brother Herbert who was involved in the bacon industry and lived in Leongatha at the time. He left behind a war widow, Laura Mary Giles, whom I believe was from the district and a young child. I am looking for further information concerning Arthur Dark, his family and his time in Mirboo North and would be interested in hearing from any local people who may have any information. My contact details are e-mail at email@example.com or by phone on 02 9457 6056. Arthur Dark is a distant relative of my wife’s family. Scott Wilson, Sydney, NSW.
Killing off efficiency IF PREMIER Napthine has
killed off initiatives to encourage energy efficiency and now informs he intends to cut feed in tariff from eight to seven cents. Is he going to do the same for water? The Bureau of Meteorology say that return of El Nino is odds on. So, in anticipation of water restrictions, does the Premier encourage us to invest in ways of water saving efficiency? Or will he penalise us for avoiding water bills and sin of shirking our share of payment for the desalination plant? Bernie McComb, Cowes.
Council dissatisfaction A FEW weeks ago we supposedly had ‘genuine misinterpretations’. Now according to South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Jim Fawcett, there is a particular letter writer who ‘had his facts wrong’. So who would that be mayor Cr Fawcett, and more to the point, what particular facts were incorrect? It strikes me that if you are going to make assertions regarding the supposed non-factual content of letters you would be doing a much greater service to ratepayers if you stated what, in your opinion, the supposed incorrect ‘facts’ are, and why they are incorrect. I’d have to say that it’s a rather cheap shot and that’s a fact! And the irony of the mayor’s statement may be lost on a number of councillors and the current executive. Over the last few years, and from a number of different ratepayers, there have been an extensive number of submissions and letters that have detailed fact after fact demonstrating shortcomings in both council budgeting and administration, and the apparent inability or wilful aversion of some councillors to respond to fact based argument. Let’s take a few more facts. A few weeks ago I asked the council to provide the following: • a list of the positions of council employees, such as, caravan park co-ordinator; and • a list of the council vehicles (not plant) that have been tradedin this year (that is 2013-14) with the age, distance travelled, and trade-in price of each. Also, a list of the vehicles purchased together with their purchase price, and a list of the current vehicles, and their age. The fact is that I did not receive any of these lists. It’s another fact
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the mayor did not insist that CEO Tamlin provide this information. So, the fact remains that we aren’t told what employment positions there are on the council (the one we pay the rates to), and what vehicles the council owns. That’s transparency for you. Even Councillor Hill is having the same difficulty in obtaining a factual list. On the one hand all councillors voted unanimously for improving transparency when adding future expenditure items to the 15 year budget. But then councillors Brunt, Davies, Harding and Fawcett voted against requiring council officers to produce a list of current existing items in the 15 year budget that were not so approved. So, is it a fact the council executive is trying to artificially justify rate rises by proposing $34 million of unwarranted expenditure? We won’t know the facts till we, and Councillor Hill, see the list. So mayor Cr Fawcett, isn’t it about time the council actually provided ratepayers with the facts they request rather than a version provided to suit particular interests? The fact that appears to be ignored by a number of councillors is that most ratepayers are dissatisfied with many aspects of the council administration and priorities. Gary Napthine, Waratah North.
Coal Creek support WE WISH to congratulate the staff and volunteers of Coal Creek for their great work. The park always looks so good and the programs that are brought to the people of South Gippsland are first rate. We also wish to applaud the work of South Gippsland Shire Council for sticking with the park and keeping the infrastructure up to the mark against all odds. So it is very disturbing to read the council is considering either substantial cuts to the park or indeed closing it as a way of saving the dollars it is absorbing. It is sad the opportunity to review the future of the park through the recent report of consultants has come to so little. We cannot help but wonder why the proposal for a sound and light fancy restaurant was ever seriously considered when it seemed clear from the outset that such a venture was never going to work given the current financial climate and the location of Korumburra far from the large centres of population.
Also the plans for a monster school camp complex seemed quite unrealistic. Maybe these ideas might have been tempered if the consultation period had taken more account of local views. The one proposal which has great merit is that of reinvigorating the historical precinct with digital technology, guiding paying visitors and school groups around the site so they derive maximum knowledge, enjoyment and benefit from what they are looking at. So the focus is on the history of South Gippsland so vividly brought to life in the park. This proposal need not be overly expensive to set up, particularly when we have such capable staff able to oversee the development of great educational resources. As it is the educational programs are growing rapidly and these alone have the potential to further reduce the operational deficit. Maybe we also should be looking at the educational focus on coal in its historical context and the new sources of energy that are sure to play a part in our future. And with the school visits we can make better use of the great café in the heart of the park and the local foods that can be used to nourish the visitors. These and other projects could be the basis of public-private partnerships that would be directed to turn a profit or certainly be cost neutral for the park and the shire as a whole. There are a number of individuals and agencies that could be invited to be involved. The future of the park must lie in its capacity to handle visitors who want to know about the area they are travelling though and in the large school excursion market that is out there. There are other parks that have nailed down this market (both city and regionally based) and we should be learning from them. It goes without saying that the many special events run by Coal Creek staff must continue. Thousands enjoy these activities and long may it be so. Currently Coal Creek usage is growing steadily. The challenge, which is not insurmountable, is to increase the yield per visitor. Coal Creek is an asset for the shire as a whole and must not be lost to the community that has laboured long and hard for its establishment. Gil and Meredith Freeman, Kardella.
VOXPOP! VOX Would you like to see train services return to Wonthaggi?
“I suppose so but I don’t see how it’s possible with all the land already being used.” Courtney Webster, Wonthaggi.
“It probably would be a good attraction for the town, but it could be another thing that comes along and costs us later.” Tyler Mirtschin, Wonthaggi.
“Yes absolutely. The public transport system – for someone like me who doesn’t like to drive in the city – is absurd. I would use it to its full advantage.” Rebecca Parker, Wonthaggi.
“Yes because it highlights the long history of coal mining in the town.” Ella Hocking, Phillip Island.
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Teens stand by asylum seekers By Laura Gibb STUDENTS have built a cage at Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College to provoke empathy for asylum seekers who are being detained indefinitely. The project was launched at the Leongatha school last week. Students and staff will have the opportunity to spend time in the cage as an act of solidarity with people in detention centres in Australia, and on Nauru and Manus Island. “Students can participate by going in the cage at recess and lunch,” student John Dummett-Strentz said. People in the cage are asked to maintain silence to mirror the plight of detained refugees, who cannot tell their stories. “Asylum seekers don’t have a voice,” student Sarah Lindsay said. “We hear a lot about them but we never hear from them. “It’s a human right to seek asylum and I
think people forget that.” Participants will note down their thoughts while inside the cage, and their reflections will be sent to government ministers. The project came out of a conference Arabella Steenholdt and Sarah Lindsay attended in Sydney for captains of Josephite schools around Australia and New Zealand. They brought the focus issue of asylum seekers and refugees back to their peers, and other students, including John DummettStrentz, Tayla Delaney and Kate Edney, volunteered to put together a project on the topic. Intermediate VCAL student Jacob Henderson and senior VCAL student Mitchell Green built the cage under the guidance of teacher Ken Myors. Mr Myors said after the asylum seeker project, the cage could be turned into a chook house and become a prize at the Mary MacKillop walkathon, which raises $15,000 to $20,000 for charity annually. Students are attempting to organise a trip to a detention centre for later in the year.
All welcome: Dr Laura Hardefeldt, pictured, head of the equine clinic at Tarwin Veterinary Group, will be hosting the seminar.
Metabolic conditions the focus at the next veterinary seminar THE Tarwin Veterinary Group's next client education seminar will be focussed on Equine Metabolic Syndrome, Laminitis and Cushing's disease. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, June 25 at the large animal clinic on the South Gippsland Highway in Leongatha. With spring just around the corner it's a good time to think about your horse's weight; before you take off its rugs and find out it has put on 100 kilograms. Being overweight, especially with fat deposition around the neck (cresty) and at the base of the tail, is associated with insulin resistance and a type-2 diabetes like syndrome similar to that that occurs in people. The problem in ponies is that this
Cage of silence: from left, students Sarah Lindsay, Arabella Steenholdt and Kate Edney from Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College in Leongatha invite people to spend time in the cage and feel empathy for asylum seekers who are being detained indefinitely.
TRUCK drivers believe notorious Crightons Hill is reasonably safe if drivers negotiate the tight bends on the Strzelecki Highway north of Leongatha with caution.
Impatient drivers are increasing the risk to the public at the accident hot spot, local truckies believe. Drivers at Riseley’s Transport in Leongatha would like to see more passing lanes to allow safe overtaking and reduce drivers’ frustration levels. “Most drivers become impatient or frustrated behind trucks,” Trevor Riseley said. “However, the general state of the road is
good.” The infamous corner has been well signed over time but can still catch out drivers who don’t obey safety warnings. Ryan’s Transport trucks irregularly travel the Crighton’s Hill route, but their drivers still believe further caution is necessary. “Perhaps we need flashing signs like on the Black Spur,” Tom Ryan of the Leongatha business said. A VicRoads spokesperson said, “Warning signs are used in specific locations to alert drivers and give them the opportunity to use caution and alter their normal driving behaviour.” VicRoads will continue to monitor the road safety and operational performance of the Crightons Hill section of the Strzelecki Highway.
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Councils say ‘back off’ SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has supported a Victoriawide bid to address cost shifting by the State Government.
The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) has signed an agreement with Victorian Premier Denis Napthine indicating the government would not demand more of councils without providing the funding necessary. Cr Nigel HutchinsonBrooks said councils now have 96 items they must report back to the State Gov-
ernment about, at “a huge cost in doing this”. “The State Government has provided some funds but this is not enough,” he said. Cr Hutchinson-Brooks represented council at the MAV State Council meeting. He reported the MAV was advocating for the further reduction of the number of performance indicators and did not support Victorian Labor’s plan to cap council rates. “There is no correlation between CPI and the cost indexes council has to
deal with,” Cr HutchinsonBrooks said of the proposal. Council will save money by joining with other councils through the MAV in seeking funding for future loans via the Local Government Funding Vehicle. Council will save one per cent on the interest rate compared to borrowing directly from banks through tenders. Council will join the program in July to refinance $3.35 million – council’s outstanding debt borrowings as at June 30 this year.
While EMS occurs in all age groups of horses, Cushing's disease is restricted to older horses and ponies, with signs very uncommon under the age of 10 years. Cushing's disease is very common, with the microscopic tumours that cause this disease present in almost all horses over 20 years, whether they have clinical signs or not. These microscopic tumours produce hormones causing an imbalance particularly in cortisone levels. Given the very different causes of these two diseases, the treatment is also very different. Diet and exercise can control EMS whereas horses with Cushing's disease require medication to control the abnormal hormone levels.
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Cameras capture overseas move By Brad Lester SAYING goodbye to home and moving to the other side of the world would have to be one of the biggest adventures a family could embark on in life. The Reesinks of Middle Tarwin did just that but with a film crew in tow. Johan, Anneke, Erwin, Hanna and Johan junior Reesink left their dairy farm in The Netherlands in November 2012, with their journey captured by Dutch television show Ik Vertrek - “I Depart” in English - which depicts Dutch families moving around the world. The Reesinks’ episode
featured South Gippsland identities, such as Leongatha real estate agent Peter Dwyer, as well as relations of Johan’s, Frank and Tina Hofman of Leongatha, and the Zuidemas - Rolf and Helen, and Paul, Andrew and Hilco - all of Meeniyan and Leongatha South. Among the locations depicted were Leongatha, Middle Tarwin farmland and the Inverloch coast, as well as the Reesinks’ delight at discovering the international food section at Michael’s Supa IGA supermarket, Leongatha. The family was invited to take part after Ik Vertrek staff detected the Reesinks’ online advertisement for a soccer goal Johan had made; that ad mentioned they were relocating to Australia.
A film crew followed their final days in The Netherlands and their first five days in Australia. The Reesinks lived with the Hofmans and then with Paul, Andrew and Hilco. When the Reesinks bought their Middle Tarwin farm in May 2013, the crew returned for further filming. The result was a 50 minute program that has aired on Dutch television. The relocation was one and a half years in the planning, starting with the sale of their farm in The Netherlands’ north east. After arriving in Australia at midnight, the Reesinks inspected their first dairy farm near Leongatha at 10am the next day. They considered farms around the Western Dis-
Rubbish alert FINANCIAL pressures could be forcing more people to dump rubbish illegally on roadsides, South Gippsland Shire Council heard recently. Cr Andrew McEwen told council the rate of socially disadvantaged people in regional Victoria had risen by 81 per cent and the average annual wage in South Gippsland Shire was $35,000. That resulted in “tight budgets,” he said, with some people unable to afford to take rubbish to the tip. “While I don’t condone the dumping of rubbish, when you’ve only got a certain amount of dollars available each week, it does become an issue,” he said. Korumburra Business Association pres-
ident David Amor felt more people were dumping rubbish due to rising tip fees. Cr Bob Newton said Clancys, Scott and Faheys, and Shellcotts roads at Korumburra were all hot spots for rubbish dumping, with even televisions left there. Council has erected a sign in Scott and Faheys Road advising of a 1300 number people can ring to report offenders. Council CEO Tim Tamlin said each ratepayer was entitled to one hard rubbish pick-up a year. He urged people to report illegal dumpers to council, with details of the vehicle, registration number, and time and location of the incident. “If you have a smartphone, take a photo,” he said. Illegal dumpers can also be reported via the Environment Protection Authority website www.epa.vic.gov.au
International journey: Johan and Johan junior, Hanna, Anneke and Jack Reesink at their Middle Tarwin home. trict and Shepparton, before finally settling on South Gippsland. “It was a big adventure. We thought we were going to get homesick but we are not,” Anneke said, before Johan quipped, “We are too busy to get homesick”. Anneke continued, “It’s a beautiful place and we like the space and the hills; not for the cows but to see the hills. It is easy here because Johan has family here, and the people are very nice and we go to church.”
That is the Christian Reformed Church in Leongatha; Hanna also enjoys kindergarten at Meeniyan. “At first Hanna was very shy. Everybody talks a different language here,” Johan said. He visited Australia as a 20 year old and finds dairy farming easier in his adopted country than in The Netherlands. “Holland is a very small country and there are lot more rules about what you can do with farming,” he
said. The way of farming is different too. In The Netherlands, they ran 75 cows on 50ha. In Australia, they milk 190 cows. “In Holland, the cows are inside most of the time and the winter is so cold, minus 20 sometimes,” Johan said. They talk Dutch on the farm – “it’s easier” Anneke said – but are mastering English, although the Australian lingo tests their grasp. “I learnt potato but people here say spuds,” Johan
said. Jack, 10 months old, was born at the old Leongatha hospital and that’s why, according to his father, he has an Aussie name. Erwin, now 20, is currently working on the Leongatha South farm of Tim Cashin. Australia is quite a contrast to The Netherlands; that latter’s landmass alone would fit into Victoria 16 times. The Netherlands has 70 million people; Australia’s is nearing 23.5 million.
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Pottery draws crowd MANY happy visitors attended Sundayâ€™s sale and open day at Gooseneck Pottery at Kardella.
Potter Rob Barron said he was able to sell many of his pottery products, which range from small, practical items such as mugs to large, decorative vases, fountains and sculptures. â€œWeâ€™ve had heaps of people through,â€? Mr Barron said. Visitors enjoyed wine and cheese while they browsed the wares. Mr Barron also showed off the kilns where the pottery is fired.
Gooseneck Pottery: Rob Barron of Gooseneck Pottery in Kardella with some of his impressive pieces.
Riding along: this group of riders, known as the Menâ€™s Shed on Wheels, would love to see the Great Southern Rail Trail extended from Welshpool to Alberton.
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By Brad Lester IMPROVING the heart of Korumburra is now South Gippsland Shire Councilâ€™s top priority.
Council will push for government support to address traffic issues facing the South Gippsland Highway in Korumburra, from the start of the central business district to the boat dealership. Cr Jeanette Harding pushed the project at the South East Australian Transport Strategy (SEATS) meet-
Rail trail must grow ing at Wollongong, New South Wales, recently. Cr Harding said new VicRoads eastern region director Scott Lawrence was aware of the need to enhance the middle of town. The works are mentioned in the Korumburra Town Centre Framework Plan, which council recently voted to seek approval from Planning Minister Matthew Guy to insert into the South Gippsland Planning Scheme. That plan suggests: â€˘ investigating potential expansion of the existing central median on Bridge
Street; and â€˘ investigating applying a new surface to the entire road from the town centre entry and along the dog-leg to assist with traffic calming. But Cr Bob Newton opposed the framework plan, as it entertains the idea of moving the library. He said that would cost council between $4-$5 million. â€œI just feel we have not got that money to build a new library in the foreseeable future,â€? he said. VicRoads currently has no plans to alter the highway at Bridge Street, Korumburra.
THE section of unused railway between Welshpool and Alberton should be developed into an extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail (GSRT) according to newly elected committee member Bruce Beatson.
Keen cyclist Mr Beatson said there would be enormous benefits to having the trail run continuously from Leongatha to Yarram. Mr Beatson said the GSRT is currently being extended from Toora to Welshpool, leaving an unfunded section of around 22 kilometres between Welshpool and Alberton. â€œThe rail trail already gets very
The extension of the rail trail between Foster and Welshpool is well underway, with the Foster to Toora section opened in September 2013. The $2.9 million extension project included $900,000 from South Gippsland Shire Council and $2 million from the State Government. The next stage from Toora to Welshpool involves the construction of around nine kilometres of trail, with eight bridges and associated infrastructure. This section of the trail is expected to be finished by the end of the year and brings the total length to 57 kilometres. Mr Beatson is happy to speak to anyone who has an interest in the extension of the rail trail and can be contacted on 0409 825 799.
busy and brings a lot of business to the towns it passes through,â€? he said. â€œA good example of this is two or three years ago, a business owner from Fish Creek told me how slow things were in winter. â€œNow, they are busy all the time and the only thing that has really changed is the rail trail.â€? Mr Beatson said now is a good time to start lobbying government and councils, as it is an election year. â€œEven politicians realise the benefits the rail trail brings to small communities,â€? he said. â€œWe need the community actively working towards it. It is an election year, so itâ€™s the perfect time to start lobbying politicians.â€?
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Dog bans hurt elderly By Tayla Kershaw WILLEMENA Terlingen was frustrated by Bass Coast Shire Council’s ban on dogs walking Inverloch’s beaches earlier this year.
She was not happy when the trial was announced but was obedient and walked her dog after 6pm. However, this was a real strain and, due to her age, she was too tired to walk her dogs before 9am or after 6pm. This is not an uncommon issue. Up to half of Inverloch’s population are elderly as it grows as a retirement town. Many of these elderly residents have also lost a partner and need their dogs as a source of companionship. “There is nothing wrong with two little dogs. It’s not just for them; I need to walk on the beach too. I’m too scared to walk on the footpaths because I have seen snakes in the nearby grass,” Ms Terlingen said.
Restricted: Willemena Terlingen, with dog Andy, was frustrated by Bass Coast Shire Council’s ban on dogs being Inverloch’s beaches during summer and autumn.
“I want to be fair but if the dogs are on a leash there is nothing wrong.” Council is reforming its Domestic Animal Management Advisory Committee and between now and September will consult the community about rules next summer. Council will then consider a report in September. Many owners feel they can maintain control of their dog while they are on a lead. The lead restricts the dogs from straying too far away. “The problem is councillors go into the job not knowing what to expect,” Ms Terlingen said. “You can’t represent people without accurate information and knowledge. The importance of everyone needs to be recognised.” Ms Terlingen has lived in Inverloch for 35 years and in that time has not been able to go anywhere without seeing a dog. From big and quiet to small and yappy, all dogs were welcomed in Inverloch. “I can’t remember any dog attacks,” she said. “If people want to be social, they can’t be unpleasant. It’s the same principle for dogs.” Ms Terlingen said restricting dogs would have a negative effect; dogs will be inclined to become destructive, try to escape and in some cases become vicious. Ms Terlingen suggests an area of at least seven kilometres for dogs to run around at both day and night, similar to the rules applied in Mornington
and Colac. Before the trial began in December, Ms Terlingen would go down to the beach every Sunday after church and show her appreciation to the ocean. Ms Terlingen composed a poem expressing her feelings towards the dog trial: I am still in love For years on end we met so often I could not tear myself away. I came – we met – he embraced me with his loving strength – my Ocean I swam. I dive and staggered back when too long in his loving water. The rain – the thundering waves in winter we were there two big dogs and I. In later years things have changed two small dogs accompany me now and I am much slower. We are separated now, the Ocean and us. This is not his fault nor is it mine. An outside authority does not love seeing us together. The modern time balloon disrupted our togetherness for smaller aim. I sit near the beach without my two dogs my constant companions three metres from the place we love together. I tell the ocean how I feel He understands because all we shared in the past years he and I don’t understand The separation of our love.
EVERYBODY will be kung fu fighting in Nyora following the recent announcement by the Victorian Government that it will support a major redevelopment of the Nyora Community Hall.
Deputy Premier and Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan was in Nyora to announce the government would invest $255,000 from the $1 billion Regional Growth Fund to support a $340,000 redevelopment of the muchloved community hall. Mr Ryan said the hall would be transformed into a flexible, functional and appealing meeting place that the Nyora community could be proud of. The redevelopment will include the replacement of roofing and gutters, the treatment of external walls to eliminate rising damp, the installation of bi-fold walls, internal upgrades, paintwork and a redesigned entry. The project will also include new car parking, landscaping and drainage improvements. “The redevelopment of the Nyora Community Hall was identified as a key priority by the local community and we have listened to their concerns and invested $255,000 to ensure this project goes ahead,” Mr Ryan said.
Moving ahead: celebrating the Nyora Community Hall redevelopment were, from left, Eastern Victoria Region MLC Danny O’Brien, hall committee president David Mills, Deputy Premier and Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan and South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Jim Fawcett.
Navy teaches musicians tricks MUSICIANS from across South Gippsland visited the Australian Navy Band at HMAS Cerberus near Hastings recently.
The youngsters were part of the South Gippsland Schools Music Program that involves students from Leongatha, South Gippsland, Mirboo North, Wonthaggi and Korumburra secondary colleges. Intermediate instrumental music students from each of the schools visited the band, spending time with navy musicians in workshops and rehearsals. At the end of the day, and after much collaboration, a massed South Gippsland schools and Australian Navy Band was created, with about 130 players. It was a great thrill for all students involved to be playing together with professional musicians. Percussionists also enjoyed a drum corps (marching drums) workshop.
Keeping beat: Jake Rockall from Leongatha Secondary College displayed his drum corps skills during a visit to the Australian Navy Band.
“The Nyora Community Hall is the only community meeting space in Nyora and is a popular location for weddings, birthday celebrations and other community gatherings. “It is also used for a wide range of community activities, including playgroups, patchwork groups, kung fu classes, the community newsletter office, outreach programs, the local Lions club, as well as hosting South Gippsland Shire Council’s immunisation program. “Nyora residents and user groups will benefit from having a reliable, flexible and usable space at their disposal.” Mr Ryan said the redevelopment would be finished by June next year. Eastern Victoria Region MLC Danny O’Brien, who joined Mr Ryan at the announcement, said the redevelopment would ensure the hall continued to meet the needs of the community as Nyora’s population grows. “Nyora’s population is projected to grow from 1300 today to more than 2100 by 2030,” Mr O’Brien said. “We need to build the infrastructure that can support a growing population and that is why we have invested more than $250,000 to enable this significant redevelopment of the Nyora Community Hall to be undertaken.”
Mental health training for you THE recent Community Mental Health Forum, hosted by the Leongatha Twilight Branch of the Country Women’s Association, has paid off. The event not only generated significant discussion on the importance of good mental health in the community, but as a direct outcome of the forum on the ground mental health training will soon be available for interested people. Discussion since the forum between the South Gippsland Shire Council’s director of community services Jan Martin, Latrobe Regional Hospital’s director of mental health Cayte Hoppner and the CWA has resulted in two nationally accredited mental health first aid training programs being offered to South Gippsland people at no cost. Council has provided both funding and administrative support for the programs, which the Latrobe Regional Hospital is providing at cost. CWA Leongatha Twilight president Ellen-Jane Browne said the first of the two programs will focus on youth mental health. “The youth mental health first aid course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or who are in a mental health crisis,” she said. “The program will be run at Coal Creek, Korumburra, over two days (June 23 and
30), and is aimed at parents, carers of young people with a mental illness, and professionals who work with young people. “Participants will learn about adolescent development and the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.” The second program will focus on adult mental health issues and will be held on July 7 and 14. The CWA is proud to be supporting both these programs. Ms Browne said the CWA would like to acknowledge the support of council and Latrobe Regional Hospital. Ms Browne has advised the CWA’s chair of its State Social Issues Committee Jenny Disney has taken an interest in the outcomes of the forum, and is looking forwarding to sharing the success of this project at a state level. Any interested person can attend; carers of people with mental illness are encouraged to come along to the adult programs and for the youth program parents, carers of young people with a mental illness, and professionals who work with young people are encouraged to take part. People interested in either of these programs can contact Lynn on 5662 9804 or by email at email@example.com. Lynn will also look after registrations.
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VICTORIAN motorcycle riders will have a safer start on the roads, with the phasing in of the new Graduated Licensing System (GLS) to be introduced from October, Minister for Roads Terry Mulder announced recently.
Mr Mulder said this important new program includes improved training, education and testing, as well as conditions to ensure newly licensed motorcyclists are better prepared and less likely to be injured in crashes. “The motorcycle GLS is being introduced in two stages over the next
18 months to help make new riders, safer. It follows extensive consultation with rider groups and road safety experts,” Mr Mulder said. “We’ve had great results with the GLS reducing road trauma among new car drivers and we want to extend these safety outcomes to motorcyclists as well. “The system will gradually remove restrictions to manage their risk as they gain the experience for them to become safer road users.” The new motorcycle GLS will include: Restricted Licence Phase: • ride with headlight on at all times;
• no mobile phone use; • no towing; • can only ride an automatic motorcycle if tested in an automatic motorcycle; • compulsory carriage of licence retaining current requirements; • must only ride a learner approved motorcycle; • zero BAC; and • no pillion passenger. The duration for the conditions will be increased from the current one year to three years. Learner phase: • ride with headlight on at all times; • wear a high visibility vest or jacket whilst riding; and
• can only ride an automatic motorcycle if tested in an automatic motorcycle. Retaining current requirements: • must only ride a learner approved motorcycle’ • zero BAC; • no pillion passenger; • no mobile phone use; • no towing; • must display L plates; and • compulsory carriage of permit. The Victorian Government is investing approximately $2.92 million from the Motorcycle Safety Levy to fund the development and implementation of the GLS. Mr Mulder said the first part of the motorcycle GLS involves introducing new requirements for learners and newly licensed riders. It will also extend the
current requirements, including zero blood alcohol, no pillion passengers and a ban on mobile phone use, from 12 months to three years, bringing them into line with new car drivers. These learner motorcycle licence holders will also be required to have headlights on at all times to improve their visibility on the roads and wear a high visibility vest or jacket while riding. Any rider who passes their test on an automatic motorcycle or scooter will not be allowed to ride a manual motorcycle until they have completed their restricted licence period or have been retested on a manual motorcycle. The second stage of the motorcycle GLS, involving the enhanced training requirements, a new on road test and on-
road assessments during the learner phase, will come into effect from late 2015. “New riders will have to complete the mandatory training session and an on road assessment before they start riding solo,” Mr Mulder said. “For people who have never ridden a motorbike before, adequate training is vital and the on-road test will ensure they have the skills to reduce their chances of being involved in a crash. “Motorcycle groups have told us they support improvements to training and this was also a key recommendation of the Parliamentary Road Safety Committee in its Inquiry into Motorcycle Safety.” Mr Mulder said an assessment of the GLS for car drivers showed there
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New BMW the star of the show BOASTING an aggressive design language, the new 2014 BMW S 1000 R motorcycle is an imposing motorcycle that demands respect from the moment you lay your eyes on it. At the heart of this German beast lies a scary 999 cc, in-line four cylinder engine with “optimised low to mid-range performance.” In terms of power the engine delivers a maximum output of 118 kW (160hp) reached at 11,000 rpm and a peak torque of 112 Nm (approx.
83 lb-ft) at 9250 rpm. Perhaps it goes without saying the 2014 BMW S1000R comes with a wide range of modern features specially developed to keep your riding experience as fun and safe as possible. Among them you’ll find ASC (Automatic Stability Control), Race ABS and dual riding modes, all offered as standard equipment. As far as optional features are concerned, you get Dynamic suspensions, Rain and Road modes and Dynamic Traction Control (DTC). Needless to say the bike also comes with a plethora of optional accessories. Superbike riding dynamics and powerful, emotive
roadster styling – these are the hallmarks of the new BMW S 1000 R. The pared down appearance of the new S 1000 R exudes an aggressive, dynamic energy. Based on a well thought out overall concept, with 160hp maximum power and a weight of 207kg, as well as Race ABS, ASC and a choice of two riding modes as standard, the BMW S 1000 R sets new standards in the sports roadster segment. For optimal adaptation to different conditions and rider requirements, the S 1000 R comes with two riding modes and ASC (Automatic Stability Control) as standard. The “Rain” and “Road” modes
cater to different road surface conditions using different power and torque curves, and applying different levels of Race ABS and ASC intervention. This provides an important safety bonus, particularly under changeable road conditions. Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), incorporating a further two riding modes – “Dynamic” and “Dynamic Pro” – is available as an exworks option. This option allows riders to make the most of the S 1000 R’s sporty performance potential both on the road and on the race track.
Dynamic Traction Control, which includes a banking angle sensor, offers safe and dynamic acceleration which is currently state-of-the-art for a production motorcycle. The new S 1000 R’s sports roadster personality is also mirrored in the styling. With its “tail up – nose down” stance, the S 1000 R’s appearance immediately suggests aggressive performance and dynamism. Like the RR, the S 1000 R, too, is distinctive and instantly recognisable. It has a face that stands out in a crowd
Don’t skimp on protective gear A VICTORIAN motorcyclist who credits protective riding gear with saving his life has issued a warning to riders as new research showed many were still riding unprotected.
David Gibb, 50, said he hoped his brush with tragedy would help convince others of the need to wear full protective gear. David was on a short ride near his Coburg home in June 2008, when a car unexpectedly turned in front of him, smashing into the front of his bike. The accident sent him somersaulting and sliding on his back for 50 metres, leaving him with a broken leg and a hole burnt in his helmet, but no marks on his skin.
“When the police arrived on the scene and saw me with a broken leg, the first thing they said was: ‘Thank God you’re wearing full leathers’. They saved my life,” Mr Gibb said. “I’d watched a Transport Accident Commission advertisement a month earlier where a doctor was picking denim out of a crash victim’s wounds, so I went out and bought full leathers straight away. All riders should wear them, no matter how hot it is outside,” he said. Mr Gibb spoke out as the TAC released the findings of new research looking at the behaviours and attitudes of Victorian Motorcyclists. The research revealed the use of protective gear by motorcyclists had increased but it also showed that more than half were not wearing the
full kit (helmet, gloves, boots, pants jacket or one-piece) when riding. The latest TAC Motorcycle Monitor has revealed a 14 per cent increase in riders wearing protective pants. Only 43 per cent of riders reported always wearing a complete set of gear when they ride, up from 32 per cent in 2012. TAC chief executive officer Janet Dore said David’s story was an acute reminder of the importance of wearing full protective clothing on a motorbike, regardless of the weather. Encouraging motorcyclists’ use of protective clothing is a key focus in the Victorian Government’s Road Safety Strategy 2013-2022. To find out more, visit roadsafety. vic.gov.au.
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Bass Coast welcomes new citizens SIX Bass Coast residents were officially declared Australian citizens at the Citizenship Ceremony held at the Bass Coast Civic Centre recently.
in Bass Coast Shire are growing only slightly, the diversity of countries of origin is increasing. The next citizenship ceremony will be held on July 22.
They come from Bangladesh, England, Russia and China. The formal proceedings were conducted by Bass Coast Shire mayor Cr Neil Rankine and acting chief executive officer Steve Piansente as MC. Cr Rankine congratulated the new citizens on choosing Australia as their new home, and more specifically, Bass Coast. Although the numbers of new citizens
Left, New citizens: new Australian citizens in Bass Coast, from left, Shawkat Hayet Khan (from Bangladesh), Bass Coast Shire Council mayor Cr Neil Rankine, Roy Hurrell (from England), Alexandra Alexandrova (from Russia), Dmitry Alexandrov (from Russia), Anita Liao (from China) and Liqing Yao (from China).
Teens explore court WONTHAGGI O AGG Secondary S d ColC l lege students were given an insight into the legal system recently. Sergeant Carrie McMillan guided the Year 11 legal studies students and their teacher Damien Osbourne through a supervised visit to Dandenong Court Complex to observe the action. Sergeant McMillan is a former prosecutor who has recently returned to operational policing at Wonthaggi. She was assisted by Constable Tess Davison from Wonthaggi Police and Mr Osbourne. The students were given the opportunity to observe a contested hearing, which related to their latest topic, the criminal procedure.
h students d l able bl to do d some The were also detective work on the way home, sighting a motorist driving while drinking alcohol and then throwing his cigarette butt out the window. Students took photos of the careless actions, which will be followed up by Sergeant McMillan.
Eye opener: Sergeant Carrie McMillan (far left) took Wonthaggi Secondary College’s Year 11 legal studies students and their teacher Damien Osbourne (right) on a supervised visit to Dandenong Court Complex with Constable Tess Davison (far right).
Volunteers shape communities By Stuart Biggins “MAKE a difference in your own backyard.” Lorelle Logan is clearly a woman who practices what she preaches. While holding down a full time job with the South Gippsland Shire Council, she is not only president of the Korumburra Lions Club but is involved in other community organisations too numerous to mention. Of the Lions Club Lorelle said membership goes up and down. The club averages 26 members a year but is currently slightly down with 21 members. “Our ages range from 52 up to 86 so we are hoping to entice some younger members. “We would love some fresh blood.” Membership drives are frequent and despite annual fees being a paltry $80 a year younger members are hard to find. They’ll join in and willingly help out at events but few take up membership. Lorelle is proud that over the past 12 months the club raised $25000 to be reinvested back in the community. Last year funds raised by the club paid for specialist equipment at the Korumburra Hospital. “If there is something going on in Korumburra we’re generally part of it, whether it be Youth of the
Year, the Debutante Ball, providing lunch for the judges at the Korumburra Show, judging the show girls, elderly care, Meals on Wheels, swap meet, barbecues and raffles.” Speaking about the demise of the Korumburra Apex Club last year, Alan Hall said recruiting members was never easy and in a downward spiral the smaller the club became the more difficult it became to carry out projects. “With fees of $5000 per annum just to run before we made money, quite a few members were needed to make the club viable,” he said. Alan said occupational health and safety and other laws including insurance issues spelt hardship for Korumburra Apex Club. Simple services the club used to provide such as the delivery of wood became untenable. “We tried everything to recruit members. We held barbecues. We held a free family day and had less than five people turned up,” he said. Korumburra Rotary Club president George Auddino said, “Although we are predominantly a club for retirees, the grey haired people, our last few inductees have been 45 years old and below, and at 36 I am the youngest member. “We don’t struggle to sign up new members. “The challenge is retaining members because
our members tend to be involved in one, two or three other organisations as well. “Everybody brings something different to the table, something unique regardless of age or sex, and one quarter of our membership is female.”
George remarked how the very best of the Korumburra Rotary Club was on display at the Hills are Alive New Year festival at Kongwak where the club catered. “This was a fantastic bringing together of the
club. We catered from Monday morning until Wednesday afternoon and more or less through the night and everybody played a part, from the youngest to the oldest member,” he said. “Diversity is what we value as a club.”
Mayor’s message Cr Jim Fawcett THE community forums for the Great Southern Rail Trail Marketing and Promotion Plan are being held this week and I really encourage people with an interest to attend and add their two bobs’ worth. Those who walk or ride the trail will know what facilities and signs are needed to improve the trail, and community groups can find ways to lure users of the trail to explore their towns and nearby attractions. It is a real opportunity to capitalise on this major recreation asset, with potential for more accommodation and attractions to be developed in close proximity too. The rail trail’s position along the spine of the shire is advantageous in linking so many of our small communities with their own distinctive brands and create a memorable experience for users. You can join in a session tonight in the Leongatha Memorial Hall (Tuesday, 6.308.30pm) or the Meeniyan Hall (Wednesday, 6.30-8.30pm), Fish Creek Hall (Thursday, 10am – noon) or Foster War Memorial Arts Centre (Thursday, 6.30-8.30pm) to help develop a brand and market the experience. It was great to note the fixed wireless service in seven local communities was switched on to the National Broadband Network last week. It’s a major boost for the residents and businesses of Fish Creek, Foster, Toora, Agnes, Hazel Park, Hedley and Welshpool. While this is no joy for those living in black spots and on satellite, I am told new satellites will be launched next year that
will improve speeds and service for these areas. It’s amazing to just review how communication has changed in the past 10 years, isn’t it? The CEO and I were pleased to welcome the Deputy Premier to Nyora recently, along with David Mills, the president of the Nyora Hall Committee. Mr Ryan was in town to announce $255,000 funding from the Coalition Government’s Regional Growth Fund to upgrade the Nyora Community Hall. The redevelopment will include replacement of the roof and gutters treatment of the external walls to eliminate rising damp, the installation of bi-fold walls, internal upgrades, paintwork and a redesigned entry. The project will also include new parking, landscaping and drainage improvements. Council has contributed $42,500 to match the contribution from the Nyora Hall Committee and complete the $345,000 project which will cater to the town’s growing population. I briefly attended the Catholic Women’s League Diocese Conference in Korumburra last week and was again impressed by the outstanding work groups such as these do in the community. My warm congratulations to all involved. I can only hope there are new generations coming in to these hardworking groups to continue the good work. Cr Jim Fawcett, mayor.
Fun time: immersing themselves in Tarwin Lower Primary School’s science and art extravaganza were Teagan and mum Dot Elliott, making dinosaurs together.
School extravaganza TARWIN Lower Primary School held a science and art night for parents, students past and present recently.
Acting principal Jenni Cox organised the science activities and baffled many adults and children with the What is it? competition. This competition tested people’s sense of touch, feel, hear and touch. There were many stations of science activities including electrical circuits, microscopes, floating egg and optical illusions. One of the most popular was mixing various ingredients in a bottle to inflate a balloon; students could then compare the weight of the balloons. Students also had a chance to show parents their artwork. Art teacher Rachael Warren organised an Under the Sea exhibition. The artwork amazed parents and showcased the students’ creativity. The night was a great success, parents and students were still buzzing with excitement the next day.
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Comment on Cuttriss Street BASS Coast Shire Council is seeking community comment on the draft Inverloch Foreshore: Cuttriss Street Activity Area Plan Option D.
The plan provides a vision for a popular section of the Inverloch Foreshore located near Cuttriss Street and the Anderson Inlet Angling Club. Townsend Ward Councillor Jordan Crugnale said the plan was initially developed in consultation with the community in 2009 and 2010, and this is an opportunity to check back in with the community prior to final adoption. The plan will be used by council and its partners to seek funding for the various projects. “It contains a range of different improvement options for the Cuttriss Street area of the Inverloch foreshore including
the provision or upgrade of a number of facilities such as beach access ramps, car parking, public toilets and picnic/barbecue facilities,” Cr Crugnale said. “The range of activities in this area is indicative of how active we are as a community and how appreciative we are of our stunning inlet surrounds. “Walkers, riders, anglers, wind and kite surfers, summer VICSWIM programs for kids are just some examples. “It is also the beginning of our most popular and renowned walk – the Screw Creek trail to Townsend Bluff.” Cr Crugnale said it was time to activate this end of town and provide facilities to compliment the varied users and user groups. “I ask people to think about how we can best integrate the infrastructure into our natural surrounds,
Mayor’s message Cr Neil Rankine
THIS council has been in place for a year and a half and committed, above all, to be community focussed and engaged. Each councillor will have stood for election wanting to see good community outcomes. Despite having spent the first six months doing extensive consultation to generally understand the communities concerns, we‘ve overlooked perhaps the most important thing – that is the communication processes themselves between council and the community. Recently the Stand Alone group on Phillip Island has identified service level concerns, but also a sense of being powerless and voiceless. We’ve been willing to meet the group from day one, and will meet with them in the near future to work through the issues identified. However, I’m concerned this and other recent campaigns have begun to tear the community apart shirewide, and create an ‘us versus them’ attitude. We are here to strengthen and enhance our community, not see it dissolve. Council has made some tough decisions since being elected; many of them on legacy issues. Although they may only be stepping stones to a bigger project, we are putting plans in place for the future. On Phillip Island alone we have established a waste facility, introduced a kerbside green waste collection trial, continued to advocate for a primary health care centre to be built on land purchased by council and committed to an aquatic facility on the Island. Admittedly, we have a long way to go, but we are certainly progressing and have definite plans for the future. There have been a few bumps in the road and I acknowledge we do have issues we need to address; the first and foremost being communication between council and the community. Communication is however a two-way street, and as much as we need to work with the community, we need the community to work with us. These days, it is easier to criticise than to work constructively with council, but we want to listen to and understand the concerns of not only the Phillip Island community, but the entire Bass Coast community. We are willing to tackle the tough issues, but we need your input. We want to connect with all people; not just those who have the confidence to voice their opinions in a public forum, but those who are harder to reach and whose values are as equally important. We will continue to work closely with all residents and improve council’s relationship with the community, with a focus on finding the right solutions and making a real difference Cr Neil Rankine, mayor.
the types of preferred materials, the layout, movement between them and priority order. This could well be a staged project,” Cr Crugnale said. “We want to know if these are improvement options people want, and if so, which ones are more important. If we were successful in obtaining funding, which one would people like to see implemented first?” The Inverloch design framework highlights public art, sustainable design and creative community infrastructure as important to our community, and now we have the opportunity to make this happen and bring colour to this part of town. Copies of the draft plan are available from the shire. A survey is also available on council’s website during this period to provide feedback. Submissions must be made in writing and contain the name and contact details of the person making the submission, and must be received by council by Monday, June 23.
Thank you: the boys in Jagnaya love their toy cars purchased through local donations.
Wonthaggi backs typhoon victims By Tayla Kershaw WONTHAGGI’S House of Blanche held a high tea recently to raise money for the Barangay. Barangay is a local committee dedicated to supporting the areas devastated by the typhoon in The Philippines. The word Barangay means small village. Specifically, the committee is supporting Jagnaya, the hometown of Wonthaggi’s Leo Lacanaria. Most of the houses in Jagnaya were destroyed and
11 people were killed. The goal is to raise money to purchase a jeepney for Jagnaya. There is no transport in any of the villages along the east coast. They will need $3500 to achieve their goal and they are halfway there through garage sales and fundraising. Around 30 people can fit in a jeepney. Five villages are set to benefit. Mr Lacanaria went to The Philippines last year, a week after the devastation. “There was enormous damage,” he said. “It was the first time I had seen the coconut trees
uprooted and moved.” Many were forced to take shelter in a school, far away from the beach. Mr Lacanaria was among those who helped shift the debris and was there for up to a month. The village is still in need of a clean up. “I heard from my parents an international organisation is helping to rebuild,” he said. “They will have to relocate and build the houses on a new site further inland.” Whilst Mr Lacanaria was overseas, his wife Michelle formed the Barangay committee. They now work
closely together to raise money for the towns that would usually be the last to receive government support. “Aid usually go to the bigger towns,” Mr Lacanaria said. “But whatever we raise here goes straight to the Jagnaya.” Mr Lacanaria and three other people hope to go back to Jagnaya in June to present the jeepney on behalf of Australia. Once a year, Barangay will send money for maintenance of the jeepney. Collection of funds is ongoing.
Wonthaggi welcomes refugees RESIDENTS from Venus Bay and Cowes joined Wonthaggi locals to march in support of the right of refugees to claim asylum in Australia. The Wonthaggi rally included support from Bass Coast Shire Council mayor Cr Neil Rankine and others who told of their concern about the inhumane treatment of refugees and their families, imprisoned in onshore and off-shore detention centres. Bass Coast Shire is a Refugee Welcome Zone. Special guest Aran Mylvaganam from the Tamil Refugee Council told the rally how he saw his brother, cousins and school mates killed and maimed when the Sri Lankan Air Force bombed their school in 1995. After fleeing further bombing, he left his country, arriving alone at the age of 13 in Australia, separated from the world
he knew. After suffering severe depression, his family was allowed to join him four years later. Now
Aran works full time as a union organiser, and raises awareness of the many members of the Tamil community still in indefi-
nite detention here. Later in the evening, a variety night with live music and a quiz raised $438 for RISE, a refugee support
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Speaking out: the crowd listens to Richard Kentwell, one of the refugee rally organisers, supported by special guest Aran Mylvaganam from the Tamil Refugee Council and Bass Coast Shire Council mayor Cr Neil Rankine.
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HEALTH MATTERS this Winter
Save your skin KORUMBURRA Medical Centre recommends people have a full skin check once a year.
Higher risk patients (fair skin, large number of moles, previous history or family members with melanomas, red hair, history of significant sunburn or extended time outdoors) may need to attend more regularly. The centre’s skin clinic offers dermoscopy services to help detect, diagnose and provide appropriate care. The system, combined with experienced and skin cancer trained doctors, is one of the best methods for diagnosis of melanomas and helps to avoid unnecessary surgery. It is extremely important to get annual check-ups as skin cancer is a cancer that needs to be detected at its early stages. Contact the centre: • if you have developed a new spot that is different from other spots around it; • if a spot, mole or unusual freckle has changed in shape, size, or colour; • if you have a sore that doesn’t heal; and • any skin spot you are worried about. To book an appointment or discuss any skin changes, call 5655 1355 and ask to book into the skin clinic. Korumburra Medical Centre recommends a full body skin check at least every 12 months, and more if you are at higher risk of skin cancers. The clinic’s doctors are experienced and trained at skin cancer removal. The procedure is usually simple and will be explained by your skin doctor. For this procedure, a local anaes-
cent of all newly diagnosed cancers; • two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70; • melanoma is the most common cancer in people aged 15-44; • excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, melanoma is the fourth most common cancer in both women and men; • Australia has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer in the world, at nearly four times the rates in Canada, the US and the UK; • GPs in Australia have more than one million patient consultations per year for skin cancer; • around 434,000 people are treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancers. In 2007, 448 people died of the disease; and • more than 10,300 people are treated for melanoma, with 1279 people dying in 2007 alone. People at higher risk of skin cancer are those who: • previously had a skin cancer and/ or have a family history of skin cancer, especially melanomas; • have a large number of moles on their skin; • have fair skin that is sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and burns easily; • have a history of severe/blistering sunburns; • spend lots of time outdoors, unprotected, during their lifetime, including working outdoors; and • actively tan or use solariums, sunlamps and sunbeds.
Being proactive: Dr Mark Bensley and intern William Lau treat a patient at a skin clinic run by the Korumburra Medical Centre.
thetic is used to numb the area, and then the skin cancer is excised along with some of the healthy skin tissue around it (margin). After the cancerous area is removed, the incision is closed with stitches. If the incision is large, sometimes a skin
graft or flap is required. Skin cancer occurs when skin cells are damaged, for example, by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Between 95 and 99 per cent of skin cancers in Australia are caused by exposure to the sun. There
are three main types of skin cancers: • Basal cell carcinoma (BCC); • Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC); and • Melanoma. In Australia, every year: • skin cancers account for 80 per
New psychologist joins Banksia team DEBBIE Birkett and Ray Saunders at Banksia Health care are excited to welcome psychologist Gabi Scott to their team at Leongatha.
Gabi will join Debbie and Ray in providing professional care for psychological health. Gabi lives at Cowes and recently graduated with Master of Psychology (Clinical), which included an extended placement with Debbie at Banksia Health Care. Staff have been eagerly await-
ing her return as a registered health professional. She is particularly looking forward to working with local schoolage children, adolescents and young adults, and has been collating Banksia Health Care’s wide range of resources suited to working with young clients. Adults, children and teens with mental health concerns may be eligible for Medicare funding, if assessed as such by their GP. Young people with a valid mental health plan will be bulk-billed. Oth-
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erwise fees may apply for psychologist sessions. Waiting time for Banksia Health Care psychologist appointments varies from about one to three weeks, depending on client preferences and psychologist availability. To ask about psychologist services, please phone Banksia Health Care and speak to Debbie, Ray or Gabi, or receptionists Diane or Helen. Leave a message on the office answer machine if needed. All enquiries to 5662 4800.
Leongatha, Wonthaggi & Tarwin
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THE GREAT SOUTHERN STAR
Stunning Pound Creek views Page 26
Michael Hanily 0417 311 756
Jason Harris 0417 640 079
Mike West 0409 583 692
Natalie Couper 0428 941 541
Brent Harriage 0417 681 307
OFI: SUN, June 15, 12-12.30pm OUTSTANDING HOME – COURT LOCATION LARGE BLOCK IN GREAT LOCATION ? ? ?
Quality built , 4 BRs, ensuite, WIR, 3 bdrms have a/c ? Open plan living, enclosed outdoor living area ? Solar system, 4 x rain water tanks & 6x6m shed with power ?
8 Elaine Court, Leongatha
REDUCED $439,000 S/A
5 Jeffrey Street, Leongatha $315,000 Sole Agent
PRIVACY ON 4.3 ACRES
Stunning home on 4.3 acres of manicured lawns & gardens ? 4 bdrms, 2 living areas, OFP, study & large country kitchen ? Double carport, large shed, outdoor area, & large paddock ?
5 Davis Court, Leongatha REDUCED $598,000
5662 5800 15 Bair Street, Leongatha
FOUR BEDROOM BEAUTY
? Four BRs, large lounge, RC/AC & wood heating ? Baltic pine boards, new Colorbond roof Dble carport, LU shed, rear lane access, 1350m2 block ?
$115,000 Sole Agent
? 3 BR home with rural views on a level 885m2 block Lge family room with SS a/c, OFP, updated bthrm with spa ? Undercover deck, dble carport & LU shed with power ?
20 Geale Street, Meeniyan $235,000 Sole agent
Large 1306m2 block in handy location, short walk to main st ? All services connected, fenced on two sides, ready to build on ? This allotment is priced to sell with excellent town views ?
8 Veronica Court, Leongatha 4
GRAB A DEAL IN GEALE ? ? ?
OFI: SUN, June 15, 11-11.30am EDWARDIAN ON JEFFREY
Renovated 3 BR BV home on 3 Acres with stunning views Open plan living, OFP, new floor coverings, new blinds Dble garage, workshop, calf shelter, 3 x water tanks
1/630 Old Thorpdale Road, Mirboo North $345,000 Sole Agent 3 1
Pristine home, appealing façade & quality landscaping Open plan kitchen, ducted heating, reverse cycle A/C Elevated views, large deck area, split level rear yard
25 Eccles Way, Leongatha REDUCED $379,000
LEONGATHA Owned by local people taking pride in supporting our local community
96 Ridgway, Mirboo North
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Paradise in Pound Creek
OCATED in the most beautiful and secluded of settings with distant views of Anderson’s Inlet, this exclusive retreat of approximately 42 acres is something very special.
As well as the stunning scenery, this property offers a lifestyle of absolute peace and quiet. At the end of a no through road, the property is accessed via a well made driveway meandering across the undulating landscape and up to the home. The land is subdivided into six clean paddocks with established native shelter belts providing plenty of protection. Pastures have been fertilised annually. A beautiful gully is filled with paperbarks, tree ferns, gums and a host of bird and wild life. Water is plentiful with two creeks- one seasonal, the other permanently running all year round. There are also two dams. The brand new four bedroom home
has been positioned to capture the panoramic views. It has two generous living areas. The first is a separate lounge to the front of the home; the second a spacious kitchen/dining family room. Practical bamboo flooring features in high traffic areas and the family room. All bedrooms are bright and sunny and have built in robes (main with en suite and walk in robe). No need for curtains with the stunning views and high level of privacy. Double glazed windows and a high star energy rating add to eco- friendliness. The land component is currently leased out for cattle grazing. The ultimate in privacy and seclusion and the benefits of being in close proximity to Inverloch, Koonwarra and the Leongatha Golf Club, makes this an attractive place to live. All of the hard work has been done. Simply move in, relax and enjoy the lifestyle.
Placing a value on property V
ALUER services have a wide application, such as determining the valuation used by municipal authorities and state government to assess rate and taxation liabilities, and how much a property may be worth in the event of a compulsory acquisition.
When you take out a mortgage, the financial institution will use a valuer to help determine the extent of the loan they are prepared to make. Often people need to settle a property without a sale on the public market, for the purposes of dividing assets in the event of a divorce or deceased estate. In those cases valuers provide a valuation. Our courts also rely on them to pro-
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vide their expert advice, as do parties involved in negotiating a retail lease. Valuers use a range of tools and systems to form their professional view. They look at recent comparable sales, the size and location of the property and its particular features. The valuation they provide can differ from the price paid when a property is sold because a valuer is unable to determine how much a property is worth to a buyer or the amount they are willing to pay. A valuation may also differ from the estimated selling price provided by an estate agent because a valuer can only take into account past sales, while the estate agent is providing a view about what a home may be worth in the near future.
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46 sq architectural designed luxury contemporary home exceptional views Comprising 4 bedrooms, beautifully appointed kitchen, exceptional living space Rolling country, divided into 3 main paddocks, ample water supply 8.2m x 18.2m colorbond shed with power & concrete floor plus open bay shed
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BERRYS CREEK, MISTY RIDGE ? ? ?
4 b/r plus study, 2 living areas brick home on 2 acres 1.5kw solar system, solid wood heater, A/C plus more Beautiful gardens, shedding and 2 paddocks.
INVERLOCH, UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY
MIRBOO NORTH, 187 ACRES FATTENING LAND
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST, CLOSING JUNE 30 AT 4PM
$5,950 per acre
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192.6 acres on the edge of town boundary Outstanding house site with spectacular ocean views Adjoining the RACV Resort
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Quality pasture, 15 main paddocks, laneways Outstanding water supply, 2 permanent creeks Undulating country and tractorable
LEONGATHA, MAGIC BUILDING BLOCK
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Level block 880 m² area being subdivided into 2 lots Purchase as a whole or individually Spectacular views with ideal building sites.
$145,000 per block
GLENYS FOSTER BARRY REDMOND SARAH PRICE 0477 622 298 0477 622 292 0439 885 078
KERNOT, 81 ACRES WITH BUILDING PERMIT MEENIYAN, FREEHOLD PROMINENT POSITION ? ? ?
Excellent building site with outstanding views Excellent pasture, 2 main paddocks, watered by dams. Corner block with power, 2 road frontages
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High traffic flow with great tourist exposure Progressive township Large allotment with unlimited potential
$320,000 plus GST
47 BAIR STREET, LEONGATHA OFFICE 5662 2292
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Rural living in town L
OOKING for town convenience and a large block with rural views - well this could be just perfect.
Only two years old, this well designed home on a large 6600m2 block is within walking distance to the main street. This family residence features four bedrooms, with an ensuite and walk in robe in the main and built in robes in remaining bedrooms. Many features including large open plan family/ meals area, huge breakfast bar, electric oven, gas cook top, dishwasher,
ducted natural gas heating, reverse cycle air conditioner, second living area and solar gas hot water are found within. Outside offers a large hardwood deck for entertaining with refreshing views, 9m x 6m shed with
power, chook shed and vegetable garden. This property has been extensively planted out with over 300 native trees with plenty of play area for the kids. This property is sure to please!
LEONGATHA 33 Worthy Street Stockdale and Leggo Leongatha Jason Harris 0417 640 079
Sustainable is the new buzz word E
VERYTHING from the local cafe to the biggest buildings has sustainability as a goal. For many regional Victorians, what is now seen as sustainable, environmentally friendly living – rainwater tanks, growing fruit and vegetables, composting, collecting and chopping firewood, for example – have been part of life for generations. Since the rules governing new buildings, including additions and renovations, were introduced in Victoria almost three years ago some of these features of country life have become much more “mainstream”. They’ve also become a part of the building requirements. The six star energy efficiency rating, which aligned Victoria with the Building Code of Australia, requires all new homes to either have a solar hot water system or a rainwater tank for toilet flushing. The rules also focus attention on insulation, the thermal performance, size and location of windows and building orientation – the days when country homes all faced the main road and city homes had a path from the street-facing front door have given way to north-facing living areas to capture winter sun and shade out summer sun.
Alan Steenholdt 0409 423 822
Peter Dwyer 0428 855 244
5662 0922 45 Bair Street LEONGATHA LI N ST EW IN G
LI N ST EW IN G
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Environmentally friendly design was seen as the province of the well off and of no great interest to buyers. But times change and agents report buyers increasingly ask about a home’s sustainability credentials. For example, with more than one million Australian homes now with rooftop solar panels, most people are aware of their potential energy and cost saving benefits. There have been thousands of new homes which comply with the new six star rating built in regional Victoria in recent years. But throughout regional Victoria there are many older homes. Agents report that while buyers may be charmed, they also ask about other features such as double glazing and solar hot water that reflect the home’s overall sustainability. Not so many years ago, agents would not bother promoting sustainability features. Now though, these are seen as attracting buyers who want to reduce their footprint and their bills. Features such as solar panels, rainwater tanks and energy efficient design are taking their place in marketing campaigns. So while investing in such features can also repay that investment through reduced costs, increasingly they add to a home’s capital value.
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• Centrally located unit • 1 large bedroom, open kitchen/living area • Great first investment property
• Fully renovated period style home • 3-4 bedrooms, master with BIR • Timber flooring, R/C air con, open fire place
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3 CAMBRIDGE COURT, LEONGATHA
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• 4 bedroom brick home, ensuite • Formal lounge, open plan living • Double garage, 869m2 block
• Brick Veneer close to schools • 2nd living area • Well maintained inside & out
• Builders own 3 bedroom 2 bathroom brick home • Large open plan living & all mod cons • Double garage, fully landscaped gardens
• 2 year old home on 1.5 acres • 3 bedroom + study • Walking distance to shops
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DUMBALK 22 Miller Street Landmark Harcourts Glenys Foster 0477 622 298
Great home, great price L
OCATED in the lovely hamlet of Dumbalk is this well loved family brick home. The two bedroom home has many features including two good sized living areas, high ceilings, two gas heaters, and reverse cycle air conditioner just to mention a few. The kitchen is very functional with a meals area; family bathroom with separate toilet and bathroom are both very practical.
Outside there is a good sized undercover area for entertaining, toilet, lockable garage/workshop and a large double carport suitable to house a boat or caravan. The delightful low maintenance garden has been very well loved with established trees and hedged garden beds. With just a short stroll to the general store of Dumbalk, and the popular township of Meeniyan only eight kilometres away or a 20 minute drive to Leongatha, this property is worth an inspection.
eldersre.com.au QUALITY DAIRY PROPERTY - 311 ACRES
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Outstanding ease of management farm Excellent 20 s/o herringbone dairy with room to extend 4 bedroom B/V home & excellent shedding & improvements Highly productive flat to very gently undulating country Superb laneway & paddock system 9 dams including a 8.8 mega litre dam A quality dairy farm that offers high productivity and a lifestyle location are extremely rare.
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PRICE: $5,800 per acre
WEB ID: 5434966
• 77 Acres with a number of income streams • Operating a successful blueberry business "Koorooman Blueberries” • Top quality beef grazing property with strong lease perspective • 4 bdrm homestead-style residence, outstanding valley views • Ample shedding for machinery and a large hay shed • Excellent s/yards with ramp/crush, round yard & equestrian facilities WEB ID: 434203 Elders LEONGATHA - 5662 3523 16 McCartin Street
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• 3-4 bedroom home. Large scale grazing property • Currently used as successful beef fattening & sheep property • Watered by a number of dams in each paddock • Hay shed, workshop, shearing shed, yards & stockyards x 2 • Currently in two titles, 564 & 112 acres, possible to purchase separately
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New price – gorgeous period home
ESTLED amongst a majestic cottage garden, this stunning period home is bursting with character.
Full of charm and style, this beautiful home offers four bedrooms, main bathroom with shower, bath and toilet, central kitchen and family/dining room, formal lounge, large laundry with a second shower and toilet, ducted gas heating, wood fire, reverse cycle air con, high ceilings, ornate period features throughout, wide verandah on three sides, private courtyard at the rear, double carport and beautiful gardens surrounding the home. With outstanding street appeal and a great location this home is a must see. Call today to arrange an inspection.
LEONGATHA 16 Horn Street Alex Scott and Staff Leongatha 5662 0922
Outstanding lifestyle opportunity on the edge of town
HIS period style home on 145 Schellcotts Road, Korumburra, presents a rare opportunity to mix lifestyle and business in a great location, 20 minutes walk to the shops and schools.
This excellent home features four large bedrooms (built in robes) including a walk in robe and ensuite with spa to master bedroom. The main living room is open and light and features a timber kitchen, wall oven plus separate grill, dishwasher, island bench and pantry. A separate lounge has
an open fire for those cosy nights. The main bathroom has a claw foot bath and complements the style of the home. The timber floors are a feature and fit perfectly with the French doors and windows. A 24m x 12m (4m high) lock up shed has an office, toilet and kitchen facility. This magnificent shed is perfect for a tradesman or business. The gently undulating four acres suits horses and hobby farm needs and includes a large chicken run, fruit orchard, timber rail fencing, town water and tanks. The home is set in lovely treed and garden surrounds and boasts mag-
nificent rural views. All this is within a 20 minute walk to shops and schools. To find a property to combine all your requirements in one and be in such a great position is rare.
KORUMBURRA 145 Shellcotts Road Elders Leongatha Don Olden 0417 805 312 4 acres
LEONGATHA NO. 33 'THE GRANGE'- NOT A WORRY IN THE WORLD
LEONGATHA WHY RENT?
LEONGATHA PREMIUM POSITION & LARGE WORKSHOP
$220,000 Sole agent
$220,000 Sole agent
$270,000 Sole agent
• Large open living room, modern kitchen, covered back patio • Spacious BR with built-in-robe, active communal complex • Front gardens maintained by body corporate, safe, easy living
• Great starter home or downsizer, private fencing & outdoor living • 2 bdrms, spacious lounge, bright modern kitchen /dining • BBQ area, secure off street parking, double carport, garden shed
• So close to town centre, brick home in a private location • 2 large living spaces, renovated kitchen & bathroom • Solar power, 2 r/c aircons. Gas log fire, workshop and tool shed
MEENIYAN SOLID FAMILY HOME ON LARGE BLOCK
• Well maintained 3 BR brick home on 1373m2 parcel of land • Fully renovated kitchen/dining, bathroom & laundry • Separate lounge, side access to back yard, room for a shed
$279,000 Sole agent
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LEONGATHA NO. 30 'THE GRANGE ' HAS IT ALL
LEONGATHA - 36 Shingler Street STRIKING FROM START TO FINISH
FISH CREEK 18 ½ ACRE FARMLET
BERRYS CREEK RICH RIVER FLATS – APPROX. 17 ACRES
$330,000 Sole agent
$380,000 Sole agent
$510,000 Sole agent
• Level access into the home, light-filled kitchen/ dining /family room • Bright lounge , 2 BRs (main with WIR & large en suite,)2nd bathroom • Private covered patio; front gardens maintained by body corporate.
• Private lifestyle, space to accommodate growing children,4BRs • 3 living areas, large parent retreat with bedroom, en suite & lounge • Bungalow, pool, spa, extensive alfresco areas. Holiday at home!
• Versatile property suited to equestrian or grazing usage. • 3 BRs, kitchen, family room, sep. lounge, covered BBQ area • Workshop, 3-bay machinery shed, covered stockyards, dam
• Heavy carrying country suitable for horses & cattle grazing. • Immaculate property,3 BRs, open plan living areas & sunroom • Lge. machinery shed, shearing shed, garage/ work shop, stockyards
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5 McCartin Street LEONGATHA
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Every day is exciting for Lyn By Stuart Biggins
Best of technology: Telstra Country Wide Area general manager Loretta Willaton (left) shows Kilcunda resident Michelle Mabilia the benefits of the NBN plan on her iPad.
NBN comes to town KILCUNDA’S Mabilia family is thrilled to experience speedy internet. The family turned to the National Broadband Network (NBN) after it was switched on in outer locations that cannot access the ADSL service, such as Kilcunda, Archies Creek, the Inverloch surrounds, Kongwak, Toora, Fish Creek, Welshpool and Yanakie. The biggest issue the Mabilia family faced on their 12 gigabyte a month plan with wireless broadband was usage. With two boys who love their sports and often stream NBA games, data issue was a huge problem. Now they can enjoy 200 gigabytes of data at a fast speed. “The boys are very happy,” Michelle Mabilia said. “Downloads are much quicker. Without the constant buffering we’ve seen a massive difference.” The local dance teacher says the higher data plan is hugely beneficial to her family as it works out cheaper than what they were paying for the 12 gigabyte plan. “It certainly helps financially and we don’t have to monitor our usage by the end of the month,” she said. Many residents and businesses in In-
verloch are also experiencing faster internet speeds on their ADSL service following the infrastructure upgrades in the area. The internet boost will give access to services previously unavailable to them including digital television. Telstra Country Wide Area general manager Loretta Willaton said Telstra was investing in local communities across the country to bring faster speeds and improved access to technology. “We want to make sure our customers have the best experience possible when using our network, and so we’ve invested in improved infrastructure in Inverloch,” Ms Willaton said. “We’ve listened to local residents who want more consistent access to higher internet speeds and the opportunity to use some of our premium products. “It’s effectively closing the technology gap.” According to Ms Willaton, the existing infrastructure in the local exchange was struggling to meet the demand in Inverloch for fast internet at certain times. “We’re very excited that this upgrade will allow many of our customers to have a more consistent speed experience when using their ADSL service, either at home or at work,” she said.
“ONE of the most respected educators in Korumburra,” says fellow educator at the Korumburra Kindergarten, Shay Walker of Lyn Stein who has reached the milestone of 40 years of unbroken service at the kindergarten. “She was my kinder teacher and now here we are working alongside each other.” Ms Williams describes Ms Stein as an early adopter, the first to implement anything new. “Lyn has very much moved with the times and is always looking at furthering her knowledge,” she said. “She is an avid reader of professional journals.” This comes through when Ms Stein is asked about the changes she has seen and she says “Terminology. How we talk about childhood and early development. What was the Health Department is now the Department of Human Services.” And for all these surface changes the impression Ms Stein gives is that
More like 40 hours: from left, staff at the Korumburra Kindergarten, Narelle Williams, Shay Walker, employee of 40 years Lyn Stein and Julie Osmond. essentially nothing has changed. “Childhood is such a delight. They say the most wonderful things. The wonder of childhood is just fabulous,” she said. She is loath to admit how long she has been at the kinder but Ms Stein says “It seems like 40 hours. Every day is different, exciting and
a challenge.” To mark her 40 years at the kinder, the pre-schoolers plan to spring a surprise morning tea on their teacher this Friday morning. In the evening a celebration dinner will be held at a local restaurant for the educator described as someone “the whole community knows.”
Mowers must go at JSL Mowers galore: Jared Lovie at JSL is clearing out new and secondhand mowers until the end of June.
Enjoy local garlic all year round THE fresh garlic season is coming to an end, but local gourmet growers Darren and Glenice De Laps from The Strawbale Farm have some delicious ways to put Aussie garlic on your plate throughout the year.
It helps when you’re a second-generation French chef like Darren. Darren and Glenice moved to their picturesque 16 acre property in the lush green hills of Korumburra in 2005. Their first mission was to build their own strawbale house. Once that was accomplished, they turned their attention to the land
Coal Creek FARMERS’ MARKET NEW LOCAL FLAVOURS TO TRY AND BUY
8AM-12.30PM All the most delicious ingredients from around the region are here, ready for you to turn them into hearty winter fare. 10am – Veg growing tips with Meredith from Grow Lightly. 10.15am – Learn about growing and preserving garlic with local growers Darren and Glenice De Laps from The Strawbale Farm There'll be organic bread, fresh fish, vegies, free-range eggs, meat, chutneys, wines, seedlings and lots more local goodies. Make sure you drop by the Korumburra Secondary College VCAL students' baked treats stall! Yum.
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and started planting their vegie garden and orchard, and of course garlic. Their first year of growing organic garlic on a large scale, they trialled many different varieties: late and early, soft neck and hard neck, and were delighted by the results. Beautiful quality flavoursome garlic, and from that successful season, their business began. They are concentrating on growing four varieties. Rose du Var has pretty pinkish cloves in white wrappers and White Crookneck which have beautiful fat creamy white cloves are their early varieties. The late varieties are California Late which have a strong flavour, rounded creamy cloves under a knobbly shaped bulb with purple splotches, and Elephant Garlic, which is very mild and has a big round purple flower head and huge cloves. Darren and Glenice are forever weeding as they do not use any chemicals and they will not compromise the health benefits of the garlic. Being a chef, Darren’s passionate about fresh ingredients, and they both
love to share their passion with other cooks and food lovers. You can meet them and sample some of their tasty garlic at the Coal Creek Farmers’ Market this Saturday. They’ll be on the community stage at 10.15am sharing their knowledge and experience. Make sure you try some of their garlic pickles, relishes and jams. The Classic French Style Pickled Garlic is a favourite, made with homegrown herbs. Their garlic can be bought online from Farmhouse Direct, from Mileto’s Cafe in Korumburra, from the Longwarry Market, Drouin Market, and occasionally from Coal Creek Market. To find out more, email: garlic@thestrawbalefarm. com.au . It’s going to be a ripper market, with the community barbecue, CWA cake stall, and Korumburra Secondary College VCAL students’ treats stall. So make sure you’re there for the fun, fabulous food and garlicky goodness. The market goes from 8am until 12.30pm at the Coal Creek car park, Korumburra.
Fresh flavour: Darren De Laps with a bountiful harvest of garlic.
GIPPSLAND’S largest ride-on mower dealer has plenty of new mowers to sell and is clearing out stock before the end of June. As well as new mowers, JSL in Leongatha also offers trade ins. Several sheds full of secondhand mowers are in stock and it’s time to clear them all. A sale was held a few weeks ago and now two more sheds full of mowers are ready to be sold. Since taking on Husqvarna around 18 months ago, JSL has had a lot of people trade in mowers they originally purchased from the company to trade up to a Husqvarna. JSL has an abundance of Greenfield, Cub Cadet, Rover, Yardman and MTD mowers available, some in near new condition. The business also has other brands like John Deere, Toro, Murray, Husqvarna, Cox, Masport and many more. “Normally we would service the machines and sell them, however we have simply run out of room and with truckloads of new rideons on the way, we are left with no option but to clear them all at massively discounted prices,” JSL’s Jared Lovie said. “We have something here for everyone, from something for the home handyman to the contractor; they all must go. “We’re in desperate need for some room, so bring in your ute or trailer and grab a bargain today!” See Jared and team for a new addition to your backyard.
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Drawings, sculpture on show side by side FRIENDS will show insightful drawings and engaging sculptures during the next exhibition at Fish Creek’s Gecko Studio Gallery.
Dystopia - Paul Sheehan and Rajko Grbac - drawings and sculptures will run from June 15 to July 19. The official opening is Saturday, June 21 between 2pm and 5pm. The gallery’s Michael Lester anticipates the exhibition will provoke substantial interest. “We asked Paul to exhibit with us after he brought some of his pencil drawings in to be framed at Gecko Studio Gallery. We were blown away by the
Three dimensional artist: Rajko Grbac.
detail and skill evident in the works,” Michael said. “Paul has never exhibited before and he was a little unsure of filling the gallery as he works slowly. He asked if he could bring in his friend Rajko Grbac (known as Ray). Again, Ray has never exhibited although he did enter the bronze horse head in the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.” Paul’s work is ambitious but with a lot of thought involved, Michael said. “It will be fascinating to watch the progress of the work Paul has laid out in his artist statement,” Michael said. “He is very confident about his drawings and the themed suites of drawings he has planned.” Paul’s study of the Fish Creek Hotel in a distant future where climate change has frozen the environment gives Col Suggett’s mullet sculpture on the roof large icicles, and drifts of snow against the side of the building reach to the roof. “Rajko’s work is altogether different. His styles are very distinctive,” Michael said. “His sculptural forms include skeletal looking mirror frames and lampshades, organic forms in bronze, spiky yet organic forms in bronze and ceramic and
some quite spooky ‘otherworldly’ body forms. As I said, quite distinctive.”
Imaginative drawings: Paul Sheehan is exhibiting at Fish Creek’s Gecko Studio Gallery.
Future take: Fish Creek Hotel, a pencil drawing by Paul Sheehan.
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Gallipoli legacy lives on SIX students and two chaperones have returned from an eye opening trip to Turkey.
The Gallipoli/Turkey Youth Exchange Program was sponsored by the Leongatha Rotary and RSL clubs along with Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College and Leongatha Secondary College. The program, now in its fifth year, was established to enhance the relationship between Australia and Turkey that began during the tragic Gallipoli campaign of 1915. The program is designed to give people aged 16 to 18 an opportunity to visit Turkey and experience a culture greatly different to their own. The 23 day visit culminates with the attendance at the Anzac Day dawn commemorative service followed by the Lone Pine service on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The six students who attended included: Grace Davidson, Ryley Muldoon and Sophie McKenzie McHarg from Mary MacKillop College, and Abby Bolge, Taylah Darmanin and Tom Stone from Leongatha Secondary College, chaperoned by Shauna Delaney and Sue Dutton. While in Turkey, the group stayed in Istanbul hosted by families of students from Kadikoy
High School. This opportunity allowed them to broaden their outlook by learning to live with and meet people of another culture when living day to day in an environment different to home. Although all of the Turkish students spoke English, many of their host parents did not. Many of the days prior to embarking on a three day journey to the Gallipoli Peninsula were spent exploring Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and among the 25 largest urban areas in the world. The city is the world’s only metropolis to extend into more than one continent. The students were immersed in the city’s rich culture and history, exploring ancient alleyways, churches, markets, museums and tombs. At the end of the day, students would return to the school to be with their host siblings and venture out to enjoy another experience of local culture. The Leongatha students addressed more than 250 students from the school, acting as ambassadors for Australia. Three days were spent travelling to the central region of Anatolia: Turkey and its capital city of Ankara. Exploring the extraordinary landscape that is Cappadocia was a delight. It’s a unique mix of geology and history makes it one of Turkey’s most
fascinating regions. The group stayed in a cave style hotel and enjoyed an early morning balloon flight over the region, and ventured out to a Turkish evening of fabulous food, traditional dance and entertainment. The group visited the Mausoleum of Ataturk, gaining an insight into his rise to power which was greatly due to his leadership during the Gallipoli campaign. Taylah Darmanin said the experience exploring the Gallipoli Peninsula before attending the Anzac and Lone Pine services was touching. “As of at April 23, all of the history lessons, all of the soldiers’ letters home and all of our previous knowledge of Gallipoli became overwhelmingly real,” she said. “The written statistics of those who had sacrificed their lives finally transformed themselves into a visual scene as we visited the many cemeteries of the peninsula. What our very own ancestors perceived as an adventure 99 years ago finally became part of our journeys. “The utter futility of the war struck much closer to home as we explored the landscapes the innocent Australian soldiers once attempted to cross in vain. The Turks simply fought to defend their own land; the naive and vulnerable Anzacs were the intruders.” Students found the graves of soldiers they had researched or went to Anzac
Cove at midnight to sit with thousands of other Australian and New Zealanders to hear heartfelt testimonials to fallen soldiers. “Here was what we had really come to Turkey for. We listened, some with tears streaming down their cheeks as tribute was payed to our ancestors and The Last Post was sounded,” Taylah said. “During the minute’s silence, all we could here was a soft lapping of the waves on the shore, a far cry from the sounds that would have been ringing out as our troops took to the shores.” The group later laid a wreath to fallen ancestors by laying a wreath at Lone Pine. “This of course was why we had come and a moment none of us could ever forget,” Taylah said.
Above, Stunning vista: the group enjoyed an early morning balloon flight over Cappadocia, Turkey. Below, Adventurous group: from left, chaperone Sue Dutton, Tom Stone, Ryley Muldoon, Taylah Darmanin, chaperone Shauna Delaney, Sophie McKenzie-McHarg, Grace Davidson and Abby Bolge in Cappadocia outside the home of the Whirling Dervishes.
Keep kids water safe BASS Coast Shire Council has joined Kidsafe Victoria’s new home water safety audit in a bid to raise awareness among local parents and carers.
Launch party: from left, Wendy Milnes, Deanne Battaglia, Gabrielle Sibly and Shilo Wilson celebrated the opening of Interchange Gippsland’s new Wonthaggi office and the Young Adult Service in Wonthaggi for people with a disability.
Interchange launches By Laura Gibb INTERCHANGE Gippsland has a new office at 70 Watt Street, Wonthaggi. The opening coincided with the launch of its Young Adult Service. The service aims to provide individualised and responsive services to young adults with a disability. “It’s about talking to the individuals about what their needs are and what their goals in life are,” Interchange Gippsland respite and support manager Heidi Gratton said. The Young Adult Service assists people with a disability to achieve meaningful and realistic life goals through planned and supported community based care and activities. Interchange has already been running successfully in Newborough. The Wonthaggi centre offers respite options, as well as social, group activities. Directors and staff see the new Wonthaggi office as a jumping off point for ac-
tivities, rather than a gathering place. “Just because you have a disability doesn’t mean you have to go to a special place to do your things,” Ms Gratton said. Activities aim to get clients out in the community, making the most of the opportunities that are out there, Interchange Gippsland CEO Debbie Knight said. “We strongly believe in social inclusiveness and the benefits of community participation.” In the name of getting out and about, groups such as the friendship group, for people aged 18 to 30 years, meet on a regular basis at changing venues, staff member Wendy Milnes said. “We go to lots of different places. We might go bowling,” she said. Rory McGrath is a new member of the friendship group who says he joined for the social interaction. “I’ve only just recently signed up, to try something different,” he said. “My passion is wanting to work with animals.” While Interchange initially wants to foster life skills in its clients, work skills are
also on the horizon, Interchange president Peter Greenwood said. “Ultimately, we’ll try and get them skilled up for employment,” he said. However, Interchange Gippsland CEO Debbie Knight understood young people are sometimes uncertain what they want from life. She said Interchange Gippsland provides opportunities for them to try new things and discover more about themselves. “Interchange believes having access to new experiences, opportunities to discover individual strengths and options to take on new interests, is the key to self development and understanding what participants want in life,” Ms Knight said. At the launch, Mr Greenwood spoke passionately about skill and dedication of the board and staff members of Interchange Gippsland, many of whom have disabled children. He emphasised they are deeply involved in the issues facing young people with disabilities. “We live it. We breathe it,” he said.
The campaign involves an online home water safety audit which is designed to highlight the hidden dangers which can pose a drowning threat around the home. The online program has been launched by Kidsafe Victoria as part of the Victorian Government’s Play it Safe by the Water campaign. Mayor Cr Neil Rankine has encouraged all Bass Coast residents to use the tool and conduct a water safety audit of their homes. “There are many potential drowning
hazards for children inside and outside our homes,” he said. “Kidsafe Victoria’s new online home water safety audit will assist parents and carers to identify these hazards in as little as a few minutes.” Kidsafe Victoria CEO Melanie Courtney highlighted the seriousness of water safety for children. “In 2012-13, 31 Australian children aged up to four years drowned, with many of these tragedies occurring in the home environment,” she said. Twenty seconds is all it takes for a toddler to drown. Council and Kidsafe Victoria are encouraging all parents and carers to log on, register and complete the home water safety audit via www.kidsafevic. com.au/water-safety/water-safety-audit.
Lock it or lose it POLICE are amazed the message to simply lock a car to prevent theft is being ignored by the community. The message “Lock it, remove it or lose it” is a constant from police as they try to combat the number of thefts from motor vehicles occurring each month. Wonthaggi experienced seven thefts or attempted thefts in a month. Six occurred on the same night. The thefts occurred in Lyndhurst Street, Longstaff Street, Parkes Street, Storey Street and Kirrak Street, with all vehicles unlocked at the time of the theft. Luckily for some of the victims noth-
ing was stolen, whilst a GPS, CDs and a school bag were stolen from one vehicle. “The community must take responsibility for its own actions,” divisional police community liaison officer Leading Senior Constable Brett Godden said. “We are honestly at a loss as to how to get the message through to people to lock their cars. Victims contribute to the crime through their carelessness.” People able to help identify those involved in the latest thefts in Wonthaggi can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or fill in an online report at Crime Stoppers at https://vic.crimestoppers. com.au/help-solvecrime/report-crimeinformation-here.
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Reconciliation is growing AROUND 100 children and adults got together in Wonthaggi for a Reconciliation Week celebration, last week.
CHLOE Anne Dowel was born at Northpark Private Hospital in Bundoora on May 3. Chloe is the first child for Scott (formerly of Leongatha) and Kate Dowel of Greensborough.
The informal gathering at the Wonthaggi Community Garden in White Road attracted a diverse group of people, of all ages, from across Bass Coast and South Gippsland. Business manager at the South Gippsland Aboriginal Health Service, Sonia Weston, said it was great to see so many young people and children involved in Reconciliation Week activities. “This gathering is awesome, just seeing everyone here together like this,” she said. Children from Bass Coast Children’s Centre and Family Day Care planted vegies, played drums, cooked and tasted damper, as well as enjoyed hot, homemade soup and
toasted marshmallows. Indigenous artist Patrice Mahoney enlightened everyone, sharing stories, singing songs and painting the children’s faces. Tom Murray-White and a group of VCAL students kept the rhythm going with their drums and Anna Gebhardt from the West Gippsland Regional Library enthralled everybody with a lively storytime. Ailsa Drent, a founding member of the Bass Coast and South Gippsland Reconciliation Group, said the garden was the perfect setting for a reconciliation event. “What better place than a garden to represent us, growing in understanding. Here we are getting together and sharing food, taking significant steps,” she said. Ms Weston said a learning stone space, in progress within the community garden, would be a place where anyone could
come to learn about indigenous culture. She said the indigenous cultural education available to young children and students now was different from what she experienced
growing up. Event organiser Katherine Cousins from the Bass Coast South Gippsland Reconciliation Group was thrilled with the attendance.
The Bass Coast South Gippsland Reconciliation Group meets monthly in Inverloch. For more information contact Marg Lynn on 0419361039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Standing proud: from left, Caroline Hamilton, Sonia Weston and Felicia Di Stefano celebrate Reconciliation Week.
Children walk for history WONTHAGGI North Primary School students united to acknowledge Reconciliation Week and participate in the Long Walk.
HUDSON Stephen Cooper was born at Leongatha Hospital on May 28. He is the second child for Troy and Caitlin Cooper of Leongatha South.
ARCHER Kenneth Trease was born on April 7 at Leongatha Hospital. He is the first child for Josh and Sally of Leongatha.
JACK Stuart Gillon was born at Leongatha Hospital on May 29. He is a son for proud parents Luke Gillon and Lisa Dawes of Loch.
They were joined by Ramiyuck Aboriginal Cooperative manager Sonia Hume, and Department of Education and Koorie Education engagement officer John Murray to celebrate Reconciliation Week on the Long Walk and launch of their learning stone. Student leaders spoke about the importance of working and walking in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to build a united Australia for all. They read poems about respect and carried the Aboriginal flag as they led guests from the Bass Coast and South Gippsland Reconciliation
Leading the way: Darmalia, Chloe, Hajer, Chloe, Bella, Tequila and Noah led guests past the smoking ceremony to launch the learning stone and on to the Long Walk. Group, Bass Coast Shire Cr Jordan Crugnale, parents and the school community through a smoking ceremony.
The Long Walk acknowledged the tenth anniversary of Michael Long’s walk from Melbourne to Canberra to
discuss Aboriginal health issues with then Prime Minister John Howard. As the students walked around the oval in beauti-
ful sunshine, they were asked to be respectful of the Boon Wurrung people who have walked the land for 60,000 years.
Fresh air at Agnes Falls MORE than 100 people attended the open day at Agnes Falls.
Held by the Friends of Agnes Falls, the group estimated 40 vehicles, 85 adults, a dozen children - the youngest being a baby - and a number of dogs on leashes attended. The children were happy to receive a complimentary balloon and activity card, and adults were pleased to see the display explaining the current construction work in progress and the future plans for the reserve. As well as visitors from the immediate area, many travelled longer distances for the day, including from Neerim South, Kilcunda, Healesville, Sale, Yarram, Moe/ Newborough, Wonthaggi, Inverloch, Traralgon, Meeniyan, Trafalgar, Hastings, and Mirboo North, as well as several from Melbourne. A number of grey nomads and tourists passed through from interstate, and several overseas tourists from Germany came. All were most surprised to find such a delightful and natural location, with many saying they would return to see the falls again after the next period of heavy rain, and to enjoy the new facilities. A total of $240 was raised on the day.
Large crowd: many visitors explored Agnes Falls during the open day.
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More to learn: farmers Iona McJames, Pound Creek and Tarwin Lower’s Donna Robertson were at the Murray Goulburn consultation meeting held in Leongatha.
MG moves towards ASX By Sarah Vella MURRAY Goulburn (MG) suppliers met in Leongatha recently for the second round of consultation meetings regarding the cooperative’s proposed capital structure plans.
A number of important modifications to the proposed structure were outlined in a 12 page document sent to supplier/ shareholders recently, which were discussed. Pound Creek dairy farmer Iona McJames was at the meeting and said the changes outlined by MG were in line with what suppliers have suggested. “They have still got things to work on, and suppliers are still suggesting things to them,” she said. “They will come back to us again in August for another meeting to show us what they are proposing again and any new changes. “Once they get it finetuned, then we will get to vote.” The document said after taking into consideration feedback from suppliers, the modifications were aimed at ensuring the model to be employed by MG is suitable long term. Under the proposed structure, suppliers will continue to hold shares in the cooperative and capital will be raised by the issue of units in a unit trust, which will be listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). According to MG, undertaking a $500 million investment purely from bank debt funding would “push the co-operative very close to reaching its prudent and permitted peak borrowing levels”. The proposed structure is designed to raise the capital needed for what MG sees as necessary rejuvenation of its manufacturing and supply chain infrastructure. “The case MG is putting forward, it sounds like we need it. We want to grow, and try and out compete other companies,” Ms McJames said. “They are our managers and hopefully they have got a good knowledge of what they are talking about. It doesn’t mean we
shouldn’t question what they are saying. “We don’t want to get smaller. At the end of the day we want to grow, and they are talking about a better farm gate price, which is what all farmers want. “I have to hear more. What I have heard today, they are selling it pretty well, but the suppliers need to have their say.” Following this round of supplier consultation meetings, the MG board will determine the next steps. Ms McJames said all suppliers realise MG needs to encourage younger people into dairying to keep it alive. “It is no good putting all this investment in then we all retire. They have got to encourage young people with a good farm gate price,” she said. “But they (MG) are still listening to what farmers are saying and they are listening to the younger farmers. A couple of young farmers got up today and had their piece, they have to. It is their future.” Also at the meeting was former MG chairman and Jack River farmer Ian MacAulay who has some serious concerns with the proposal to change the structure of the cooperative. “There were lot of questions, vigorous debate and a fair bit of uncertainty whether or not the proposed structure will achieve what MG wants it to achieve,” he said. “The company is looking for capital, over and above the capital farmers can contribute to effectively fund strategic operational and commercial initiatives. “The problem is some of us see bringing in outside equity into the company as a significant risk to the long term survival of the cooperative.” Mr MacAulay said many companies in the past had tried a hybrid structure. “It is hard to manage and sometimes ends with the loss of the company, through takeover or other means,” he said. If approved and passed by suppliers, the new structure would be implemented in March/April 2015. The unit price of shares will not be determined until after the final capital structure has been approved by shareholders, regulators and the Murray Goulburn Board.
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Keep calf feeding simple framed Friesian, Jersey and Friesian/Jersey cross; we aim to have our cows weigh between 450 and 500 kilograms. Smaller cows are easier to manage, more efficient.” Stephen said they recently installed automatic calf feeders and two new silos; one for the calf shed and one for feeding dairy cattle during milking. “It makes life so much easier. I can get so much more done. The feeding system is so reliable. The feeders’ computers monitor the situation, ensuring each calf is receiving their allotted daily feed,” he said. “At the moment we are feeding powdered milk and Super P Pellets from Castlegate James. The Super P pellets have a great taste and the calves love them.” Super P is a high protein pelleted stock feed specifically designed to supplement dairy cattle during times when pasture quality is poor due to dry conditions. It is very palatable, with a protein level of 15 per cent and a high energy formulation (M.E. 12.5 MJ/kg). Castlegate James maintain the high fibre content (NDF per cent) of Super P
The main farm, which has been in the family since 1916, covers 78 hectares, 66 of which are used for production, and they have a second property of 38 hectares. Stephen said they always get a spring there. “Sometimes it’s short, other times it’s long but we also get something which means we can always make silage. This season we made 1000 bales from the two locations,” he said. “Our cows are smaller-
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The teaching session saw 12 women from Korumburra to Wonga Park get to grips with power and hand tools in a State Government backed program organised by Agribusiness Gippsland. Female trade trainers led the four hour Skill Women Trade Workshop at Chisholm TAFE and supported by the Department of Human Services and Youth Central. Participants learned safe use of composite saws, jigsaws and impact drivers as well as hand saws and set squares. They made caddies from timber – a take home souvenir of their lesson. They also heard about career opportunities for women in the trades sector. Agribusiness
Gippsland executive officer Sue Webster said, “Agriculture needs the know-how of skilled tradespeople both on farm and in the factory. Farmers, plumbers, welders, pump technicians, refrigeration mechanics, electricians, diesel and automotive experts; they all contribute to
the agricultural output of Gippsland. “And there’s no reason why these workers cannot be female.” The group heard about the career paths of the trainers – all members of the NSW based group Support and Linking Tradeswomen (SALT).
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Yearling heifers ease THERE were approximately 1500 export and 500 young cattle
penned, representing a decrease of 900 head week-on-week.
The young cattle held a limited number of vealers and yearling steers, while the larger run of yearling
heifers was not of the same quality or volume as last sale and prices eased a few cents as a result.
The 900 steers and bullocks were mixed in quality, with a large proportion of crossbred manufacturing steers and strong competition pushed prices up 4c to 7c/kg for most, while the Friesian drafts sold at similar returns week on week. A larger offering of heavy weight grown heifers showing good finish held firm. Most weights and grades were offered in the cows, with light and medium weights lifting 4c to 6c, while the heavy weights improved 2c to 4c/kg for most. The heavy weight bulls recorded mixed results as B muscles with a high yield potential sold firm while the majority slipped 6c/kg. A handful of vealers sold to a top of 218c/kg. Yearling heifers showing good finish made between 164c and 193c after a top of 219c/kg for a heavily muscled Euro bred calf. Well finished grown steers sold between 196c to 221c, with the plainer two scores between 185c and 203c/kg. Bullocks showing good finish made from 193c to 217c, with the two scores from 182c to 190c/kg. Heavy weight three score grown heifers sold from 162c to 185c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers made between 150c and 168c, with the crossbred portion between 157c and 200c/kg.
Most light and medium weight cows sold between 94c and 126c/kg. Heavy weight cows made mostly from 118c to 158c/kg. Heavy weight bulls sold from 140c
to 184c/kg. The next sale draw June 11 & 12: 1. Rodwells, 2. David Phelan, 3. Elders, 4. SEJ, 5. Alex Scott, 6. Landmark.
Wednesday, June 4 BULLOCKS 14 S.W. Scott, Inverloch 599kg 15 U. Kratzat, Mirboo North 563kg 8 A. Siekman, Korumburra 563kg 13 O’Loughlin Bros, Meeniyan 646kg 2 M.C. & L. Wilson, Yarram 577kg 6 R. & S. Fisher, Nerrena 618kg STEERS 12 B. & L. Rayner, Hiamdale 539kg 1 P. Brydon, Koonwarra 515kg 8 A. Siekman, Korumburra 548kg 1 R.C. & C.A. Noble, The Gurdies 355kg 3 L.C. & C.A. Robertson, Leongatha 526kg 2 M.C. & L. Wilson, Yarram 530kg COWS 1 T. & E. Bruns, Woodside 620kg 1 Quion Hill Partnership, Phillip Island 710kg 1 V.R. Love, Boolarra South 585kg 5 S.I. & C.A. Harrison, Giffard West 625kg 4 G.A. & W.A. Watkins, Yanakie 690kg 5 M.M. & K.L. Nicholls, Toora 630kg HEIFERS 1 P. Brydon, Koonwarra 475kg 1 R.C. & C.A. Noble, The Gurdies 365kg 2 P.R. & J.R. Carnegie, Jindivick 357kg 1 G.J. & P.J. Carvill, Jeetho West 350kg 17 R. & L. Sutton, Traralgon 434kg 1 Prosper Valley Enterprise, Budgeree 355kg BULLS 1 N.G. & K.L. Beamish, Mirboo North 845kg 1 G.A. & W.A. Watkins, Yanakie 855kg 1 T.I. & A.C. James, Welshpool 860kg 1 P.C. & L.E. Turton, Korumburra 805kg 1 Vuillerman Pastoral Co, Yanakie 1070kg 1 S.G. & D.L. Pocklington, Dumbalk 850kg
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Discover dairying ANYONE serious about a future in the dairy industry will be at the Leongatha RSL on June 18. The Young Dairy Development Program’s Our Milk, Our Future evening is a unique chance to quiz some of the industry’s most influential people. The free event will showcase major milk companies, as well as industry leaders from Dairy Australia and GippsDairy. YDDP Gippsland co-ordinator Penny Cooper said the line-up of special guests was unprecedented. The guests include Murray Goulburn
chairman Phil Tracy, Fonterra Australia national field manager Matt Watt, Dairy Australia’s John Droppart and GippsDairy deputy chairman Graeme Nicoll. “I’m blown away that we have four such highly respected and experienced people in the one room on the same night,” Penny said. Places are limited for the 7pm session, although Penny said early bookings would be rewarded with a free two course dinner for the first 60 people who RSVP. To RSVP, email Penny at yddpgipps@ gippsdairy.com.au or call 0428 889 337 or 5624 3900.
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City meets country The students, mostly Somali, from Charles Latrobe, Macleod College and Thornbury High schools visited farms and spoke with farmers, educators and researchers.
The tour, organised by Agribusiness Gippsland was funded by the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program. Agribusiness Gippsland executive officer Sue Webster said the overwhelming majority of kids had never been on a farm before. “Some had never been out of Melbourne. They were a bit overawed by
the size of the region, even though we only travelled as far as Wonthaggi,” she said. There they visited the three generation dairy farm of Ian Hitchens and watched cows being milked. Ian told the students how his family farm had grown from one cow to 250 cows and urged the young people to grab opportunities offered in Australia, as
Pep talk: Wonthaggi dairy farmer Ian Hitchens urged the visiting students to take up opportunities in Australia.
Cut red tape REDUCING excessive red tape, continuing to help Australian agribusiness access international trade markets, and investing in skills and research are top ticket items.
These items are included in the Committee for Gippsland’s (C4G) submission to the Federal Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper. Infrastructure and market access was a key issue highlighted the submission. “In order to service domestic and global demands for Gippsland’s fresh and quality produce, food processors must have access to safe and efficient freight and logistics networks,” it said. “The Committee for Gippsland strongly believes investment in infrastructure is a primary enabler of productivity. “Adequate infrastructure capabilities to support the retention and attraction of additional commercial investment, food producing development and access to market are central to this.” Burra Foods chief executive officer Grant Crothers said all agribusinesses involved in the export food supply chain were playing in a global food market, which is not and will unlikely ever be, an even playing field. “So we need to play to our strengths and get much better at what we are good at if we are to remain relevant, competitive and increase ‘whole of chain’ value,” he said. “The opportunities are significant, almost beyond imagination, however competition
is fierce and there is no time to waste to improve our competitiveness so we retain our relevance as a supplier of high quality, traceable, safe food.” Committee for Gippsland chief executive officer Mary Aldred said investing in skills and training for the sector, and generational renewal was crucial. “To help encourage a younger generation of farmers to continue to enter the sector, the Committee for Gippsland believes an increased level of research and development funding for the sector, and better higher education and skills opportunities relevant to the sector, would help address this challenge,” she said. “In preparing C4G’s submission, we received one table of fees as an example from a local meat processing business, that showed whether the business employed five people or 200, there was no leverage factor, and they had to perform the same exercises in their business for around 17 different regulatory bodies, all seeking the same outcome.” Excessive regulation for the sector was also highlighted in C4G’s submission, particularly where regulatory and compliance obligations were duplicated at a local and state government level, imposing unnecessary cost and administration pressures on farmers and agribusinesses. All up, the Committee for Gippsland made five formal recommendations, including supporting Agribusiness Gippsland’s call for the development of an Australian agribusiness sector training package.
his predecessors had done. While there the group met young NMIT student and dairy farmer Will Ryan, who runs a family farm at Dumbalk while studying agribusiness management at Epping. He is also undertaking research into soil science. He detailed the scholarships available to young people choosing agriculture as a career. “The kids were very
lively and full of questions,” Ms Webster said. “They were especially interested in the costs and returns from farming – the price of cows, the income they generate and the general farm running costs. The $100,000 tractor really impressed them.” Also addressing the group was Leanne Bunn from the National Centre for Dairy Education – Australia. “Dairying is Victoria’s major farming sector and milk powder is the state’s biggest export by volume,” she said. “The industry needed skilled staff both pre- and post-farmgate, and these can come from the suburbs as well as those raised on the land.” The group also visited David and Marie Trigg’s beef farm in Kernot. “The students slid down mud banks, crawled through wire fences, studied a wombat hole and generally got to live an hour as farm kids,” Ms Webster said. Crime Prevention Minister Edward O’Donohue said the project exemplified the Victorian Government’s philosophy on crime prevention. “We are building a safer Victoria, and believe the best way to solve local
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Friday June 13 at 11am A/c D & M Close (Property Sold) 150 Rileys Road, Outtrim FARM EQUIPMENT, SUNDRIES & HOUSEHOLD FARM EQUIPMENT Massey Ferguson Tractor 274 with M.F. Front End Loader Forks & Bucket, Slasher 5ft Waratah, Spray Unit 400Lt with Boom Hardie, Grader Blade with Levelling Wheel, 4W Motorbike Kawasaki 2WD KLF250, M.F. Poster Driver, Carry All, Pip Bender, Rotary Hoe, Compressor, Vice, Bench Drill, Electric Grinder, Electric Motors, Fuel Tank, Bore Pump, Poly Fittings, Copper Fittings, Barb & Plain Wire,Tractor Linkages, Cables, Electric Fence Equipment, Gal Iron Sheets, Assorted Tools, Assorted Bolts & Nuts, Light Trusses, Ext Ladder, Lawn Mower,AssortTimber & Slab. HOUSEHOLD Pool Table, Milk & Cream Cans, BBQ, H.W.S., Shower Base, Push Bikes, Queen Ann Single Bed & Trundle, Bed Side Tables x 4, Computer Desk, Filing Cabinets x 2, Horn Sewing Cabinet & Stool, Cast Iron Garden Table & 2 Chairs, Bird Bath, Garden Seat, 3 Seater Couch, Armchair, Leather Couch & Armchair, Lamps, Oval Mirror on Stand, Cane Baskets x 2, Books, Records & CDs, Paintings,TV Cabinet & Sound System. ANTIQUES Antique CoffeeTable Oak BaileyTwist Legs,Antique CardTable with Wooden Pedestal Legs & FeltTop,GamesTable (Oak) & 4 Chairs. OUTSIDE ENTRIES G & C RICHARDS Concrete Mixer, Grader Blade,Victa Lawn Mower, Kubota Ride on Mower, Outdoor Garden Setting with 4 Seats,Allies “The Stocky” Cattle Scanner, “True Test” Cattle Weighing Scale Platform with “True Test TR 3000 Reader”, 9” Angle Grinder, 4” Angle Grinder, Electric Hedge Clipper, 8x5 Tandem Trailer, 400Lt Poly Diesel Fuel Tank with 12Volt Pump, Field Harrow, SteelTrailerTool Box, Cattle Bale Head, Engine Lifting Device, Grey Ferguson Bits, Block & Tackle, Triton Work Bench with Routing Extension, Fencing Wire Spinners x 2, King Cobra Golf Clubs with Extra Clubs & Golf Buggy, Auto Ramp, Gripal Wire Tensioner, Heavy Steel Blocks x 2, Steel Bath Tubs x 3, Kitchen Sink,Washing Up Trough,Air Pressure Grease Gun, Hand Pressure Grease Gun, Dog Kennel, Uni Mig Arc Welder ARC 1600. OTHER - 400Lt Spray Unit with Boom, 1997 Kawasaki KLR 250 2 Wheel Motorbike, John Deere 435 Round Baler with Net Wrapper, Bombardier Traxter 4 Wheel Motorbike 4WD 2003 Model plus 1 x Wreck for Parts, Schutemaker Feedo 80 Feed Out Cart 18m, Steel Fence Posts x 18 150mm Diam 2-3m Long.
Number system will apply Terms - Strictly Cash, EFTPOS or Cheque on day of sale GST will apply Lunch & refreshments available SOU6660580
GIPPSLAND farmers opened up possibilities in agriculture to 15 secondary students from the West Heidelberg area of Melbourne recently.
Contact Don Olden 0417 805 312 Elders Korumburra 5658 1894 www.elders.com.au ID: C2140
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TOTAL VALUE OF ITEMS PER ADVERT MUST NOT EXCEED $50 FOOSBALL TABLE. 1320x62. unused gift. comes with 3 balls. $50. Ph. 0400 668 837. HAYES FENCE STRAINER. $50. Ph. 0409 411 692. BAR STOOLS. Three. Steel. With black upholstery and back. $15 the lot. Ph. 0409 411 692. CARPET CLEANER. VAX Super II. $20. Ph. 0488 105 451. MATTRESS. King size. Cushion top. Spring coil. Plenty of years left. $50. Ph. 0400 668 837. WHEELCHAIR. Lightweight. Suitable for indoor use. Good condition. $50. Ph. 5668 1281. GAS LOG FIRE. LPG. Real flame. includes double flue etc. $50. ph. 5662 2991. AQUARIUM. 4’ with stand, light, pump & heat. Excellent condition. $30. Ph. 5674 5555. FOOTBALL/SOCCER BOOTS. Adidas Elite. Black/white/performance green. Size 7. excellent condition. $50. Ph. 5674 3535. FOOTBALL/SOCCER BOOTS. Puma Esito Finale. White/black/gold. Size 5. Excellent condition.$50. Ph. 5674 3535. GLORY BOX CABINET. 1950s blonde wood. 3 drawers. 2 cupboards. Glass door display area. Good order. $40 ono. Ph. 5662 2570. CUT-OFF TABLE SAW. Ryobi 1400w. 26cm SGW blade. Excellent condition. $40. ph. 5672 2330. BIRD CAGE. Fancy design. 75cm h x 47cm d. A1 condition $30. Ph. 5672 2330. INFANT HIGH CHAIR. Chicco brand. Good condition. Can deliver to Leongatha or Wonthaggi. $40. Ph. 5952 2570. BABY CHANGE TABLE. $15. Ph. 5672 4665. CHILD’S ROCKING HORSE. $15. Ph. 5672 4665. COMPUTER MONITOR. LG. 19”. Cordless keyboard& mouse plus rec. $50. Ph. 5662 4328. YUCCA PLANTS. 5.2ft and 6 inches. $9 each or $45 for the lot. Ph. 5662 5419. CORRUGATED IRON. 10x6”sheets. $50. Ph. 5657 3291. PLASTIC DRUMS. 200Ltr. 5 for $50. Ph. 5657 3291. ANTIQUE CHAIRS. Teak colour stained wood. 2 dinning chairs. Good condition. $15 each. Ph. 5663 5439. PRAM. 3 wheels. Black. Sleeping bag. Extra toddler seat attachment. With umbrella. Good condition. $50. Ph. 0498 532 554. MATTRESS. Double. Ikea. Spring &
foam. Hardly used. Excellent condition. Phillip Island. $50. ph. 0498 532 554. INFANT PORTACOT. Mothers choice brand. Good condition. Can deliver to Leongatha or Wonthaggi. $40. Ph. 5952 2570. BABY CHANGE TABLE. Black Melamine colour. With storage area underneath table. Excellent condition. $30. Ph. 5663 5439. PITCHERS. Bluestone. Eleven in total. $4.50 each. Ph. 5662 2570. GYMNASTIC SET. York 2001. Complete. Hardly used. $50. Ph. 5662 3519. ELECTRIC ORGAN. Yamaha Electone D85. 3 keyboards. $50. Ph. 5662 3519. PAVING STONES. Concrete. 5 610x610x50. 6 - slightly smaller. $8. 20 sill bricks, brown $10. Ph. 5662 2570. BIKE. Men’s Dunlop Scout. Plus helmet. $50. ph. 5662 0838. PET CARRIER. Gulliver 4. Excellent condition. Hardly used. Cost $110 new, Sell for $50. Ph. 0447 690 253. MOVING CARTONS. 25 in total. $2 each. ph. 5662 0266. SINGLE MATTRESSES. Two. Innerspring. $20 each. ph. 0418 905 531. IKEA PENDANT LIGHTS. White plastic. Classic look. Require hard wiring. $10 for the two. Excellent condition. Ph. 5662 5141. PRINTER. HP 3 in 1. Photocopies, scans, prints. Requires new ink. $10. Excellent condition. Ph. 5662 5141. CHILDCARE HIGHCHAIR. $10. Ph. 0422 065 848. BABY BOTTLE STERILISER. Phillips Avent. $30. Ph. 0422 065 848. DC HIGHTOP SHOES. Size 4 (US). 2013 range. Good condition. Hardly worn. $20. Ph. 0416 384 869. PERSIMMONS. $3 per kilo. Ph. 0433 776 369 or 5668 4228. ABS WHEEL COVERS. Street Wise. 14”. As new. Silver. $20. Ph. 0488 105 451. CHILDREN’S MOTORBIKE HELMET. $40. Ph. 0400 640 019 BLUNDSTONES. 432 high leg. Black. Lace up boots with zip kit. Size 6½. Brand new in original box. $50. Ph. 0408 622 650. BOOKS. Mystery and suspense books. 4 volumes. 21 stories: 1 crime mystery & detection. $40. ph. 5662 0838. WALL OVEN/GRILL. Simpson. Electric. 600mm.White. Very Clean. Excellent condition. $50. Ph. 0419 594 648. COOKTOP. Westinghouse. Electric. 900mm. 4 elements. White. Excellent condition. $50. ph. 0419 594 648. SINGLE BED. White powder coated. very good condition. $50. Ph. 0439 846 592.
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VICROADS SERVICES AT BASS COAST SHIRE COUNCIL OFFICES IN WONTHAGGI AND COWES WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FROM MONDAY 2 JUNE 2014.
Call April 0400 660 321
VicRoads would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by the closure of these agencies. Your closest VicRoads Customer Service Centre is in Leongatha, 11 Anderson Street (South Gippsland Highway) Full services are available Monday to Friday 8.30am–4.30pm Please be advised that you will still be able to have licence photos taken at the two photo point agencies in Wonthaggi and Cowes: Foons Photographics, 72 McBride Avenue, Wonthaggi Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.30pm and Saturday from 9.00am-12.00pm. Australia Post, 73 – 79 Thompson Avenue, Cowes Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm. Some transactions can be completed online or by calling the VicRoads Customer Service Centre on 13 11 71.
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FIREWORKS DISPLAY NOTICE TO ALL ANIMAL OWNERS IN INVERLOCH A ﬁreworks display will be held on
June 14, 2014 at the RACV Resort in Inverloch Approx 9.15pm Further info contact 0430 021 100
BOAT LICENCE COURSE Vic. Marine Licence with Jetski endorsement
LEONGATHA Tuesday, June 17 6pm - 10pm BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Phone Bob: 0417 524 005 Approved TSV course www.abcboating.com ABN 43080057923
PUBLIC NOTICE Federation Training (previously known as GippsTAFE which amalgamated with Advance TAFE on 1 May 2014) will hold its
ANNUAL MEETING to present the 2013 Annual Accounts for both entities On 25 June 2014 at the Warragul Campus, 116-118 Queen Street, Warragul commencing at 9am Copies of the accounts can be obtained from the Corporate Directorate by contacting Patricia Reardon on 03 5120 4507. Wendy Wood Chief Executive Ofﬁcer
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Water Act 1989 Notice of applications for Melbourne bulk entitlements South Gippsland Water has applied to the Minister for Water, the Hon Peter Walsh MLA, to repeal its Bulk Entitlement (Melbourne Headworks System – South Gippsland Water) Order 2010 and for a new bulk entitlement for the Greater Yarra System – Thomson River Pool under sections 36 and 44 of the Water Act 1989. The reform proposes to disaggregate the bulk water arrangements in Melbourne’s water supply system. This will enable the water corporations to manage their individual water balances as part of a whole-of-watercycle management. The new bulk entitlement arrangements are part of the first stage of the Government’s Melbourne’s Water Future plan to provide long-term solutions to secure the State’s water supplies. Further information on Melbourne’s Water Future can obtained at www.livingvictoria.vic.gov.au. Further information on South Gippsland Water’s application and additional information about the Melbourne bulk water reforms can be obtained from the Department of Environment and Primary Industries Customer Service Centre on 136 186 or at: www.depi.vic.gov.au/bulkentitlements. Dated: Friday, 30 May 2014 www.depi.vic.gov.au Customer Service Centre 136 186
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GippSport (Regional Sports Assembly) is a leading agency in the Gippsland Region aiming to encourage and foster participation in sport and physical activity. GippSport has two new full time positions to develop and implement a Sport and Health Social Marketing Strategy across the Gippsland Region with the Aboriginal community.
DIGITAL JOURNALIST AND PROGRAM MANAGER This is a position for a highly motivated digital journalist to manage and implement a Sport and Health Social Marketing Strategy across the Gippsland Region with the Aboriginal community. The person required will have the capacity to develop and implement health promoting social marketing campaigns specifically using digital communication methods. The successful applicant will be required to develop partnerships with Aboriginal sporting and health organisations, and create a social marketing strategy focused on lifestyle modification in areas such as healthy eating and smoking. An understanding of the principles of health promotion, social marketing, community development and inclusive practices is essential. The digital journalist will be expected to develop and nurture excellent relationships across program units, and with key stakeholders, including Aboriginal community controlled organisations, government departments and mainstream agencies. Applicants should have an appropriate tertiary qualification in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or substantial relevant experience. Alternatively applicants may come from a health promotion background but must have highly developed skills in digital journalism and social marketing.
PROJECT OFFICER The person required will have the capacity to support the development and implementation of health promoting social marketing campaigns specifically using digital communication methods. The successful applicant, in collaboration with a Digital Journalist and Program Manager, will be required to assist with the development of partnerships with Aboriginal sporting and health organisations, and support the creation of a social marketing strategy focused on lifestyle modification in areas such as healthy eating and smoking. An understanding of the principles of health promotion, social marketing, community development and inclusive practices is preferred. Applicants should have knowledge and skills in encouraging healthy lifestyles and be highly motivated towards this objective. Applicants will need to demonstrate capacity and experience in community engagement, preferably in the Gippsland Aboriginal community. Skills and experience in the use of digital communication methods including social media (such as facebook) and creation of digital video clips (ie: suitable for youtube) and health promotion social marketing are highly desirable. A tertiary qualification appropriate to the role will be highly regarded. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people may only apply for the Project Officer’s position. This position has been designated in this way as a special measure under Section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Considerable travel and evening and weekend work will definitely be required. A motor vehicle will be made available. It is intended that the successful applicants will commence in July 2014 and initially be based at Latrobe Leisure Moe/ Newborough. A two year contract with a three-month probationary period will be offered. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description which is available for download at www.gippsport.com.au or by calling Barry Switzer (Executive Officer) on 03 5135 8335. APPLICATIONS CLOSE AT 4.30PM ON FRIDAY 27 JUNE 2014
Classified advertising closes 12 noon Mondays
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RELIEF MILKER wanted, approx 17km north of Leongatha, milking 120 cows. Must be reliable, no experience necessary just a willingness to learn and a love of animals. Ph: 0409797869. WANTED Casual relief milker for weekend work and some week days. Flexible. Leongatha North. 5668-9292.
FARM LEASE approx 210 acres, dairy cattle only. 5663-5286.
for rent FOR RENT LEONGATHA 2/3 BEDROOM UNITS Why pay rent when you can own your own unit with minimal deposit. Repayments from $288 per week. Conditions apply Ph: 0418 106 699
for sale BABY and toddler items. Cot and mattress $200, bassinette and mattress $70, Baby Bjorn baby carrier $100, mattress rails (single to queen size bed) $50, portable baby bed $30, small beach tent $15. 5674-2747. ENTERTAINMENT UNIT, custom made, Tasmanian oak, lime washed, 1250mm wide x 500mm deep x 1750mm high. Futon, steel frame, converts to double bed, foam mattresses (140mm deep) with cotton zip-off covers. Cane dining setting, round glass top table 107cm diameter with two cane chairs. Make an offer. All negotiable. Ph: 5658-1054.
STONY CREEK RACING CLUB
FIREWOOD, redgum & local wood, Ph 0408-980711, A/H 5662-5175.
SHIPPING CONTAINER hire, $25 per week. Ph: 0419-313483.
FIREWOOD Local messmate / stringy / bluegum. Cut, split and dry.$90 per metre. Ph: 0437-176187.
FIREWOOD - local gum, good quality, cut and split. $60 per potato box. 0417385035.
South Gippsland Shire Council
The Stony Creek Racing Club proudly maintains the tradition of Victorian country thoroughbred racing. It is highly regarded as a signiﬁcant asset of the South Gippsland community by both local and visitor alike. The summer season, generally ﬁve meetings, is a draw card for the excitement of the racing, the relaxed atmosphere, the picturesque course and the warm hospitality offered to all. The Club is governed by a volunteer Committee of Management and it now wishes to appoint a Chief Executive Ofﬁcer to take responsibility for the continued ﬁnancial success of the Club, event and staff management, industry liaison, marketing and sponsorship and membership growth. Experienced professionals who have an interest in working on a part time basis are invited to consider this opportunity. A position description is available from the Club’s Ofﬁce (5664 0099) or email@example.com. Enquiries and email applications should be directed to the Club’s Vice-President, Paul O’Sullivan 0429 933 240, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications close on Friday 20 June, 2014
• Permanent full time position
• Fortnightly RDO • $56,597 including super and allowances As a member of the Operations team, your primary responsibility will be to assist in the delivery of Council’s maintenance and construction works.
BCCHS seeks expressions of interest for the employment of an enthusiastic Maternal & Child Health Nurse to join our team of dedicated, valued and highly professional MCH nurses. This position involves working from all MCH centres throughout the Bass Coast municipality. Remuneration for this position as per relevant professional qualiﬁcations. Enquiries to Linda Goltz, Coordinator Maternal & Child Health Services. To obtain a position description and an employment application form, please telephone reception on 5671 9200 or refer to our website: www.bcchs.com.au All applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria contained in the position description, and include the Application for Employment form. Applications close 5pm 20 June 2014 and should be addressed to: HR Administrator Bass Coast Community Health Service 1 Back Beach Road San Remo Vic 3925 or by email to: email@example.com
To be successful, you will need to have the following licences/certiﬁcates; • Current Medium or Heavy Rigid truck licence • Current Worksite Trafﬁc Management Certiﬁcate • Construction Industry Red/White Card Enquiries to: Fred Huitema, Manager Operations on (03) 5662 9100.
Horticulture (Parks & Gardens) Apprenticeship • 3 year apprenticeship • Located in Leongatha & Foster • Fortnightly RDO
Apprentices will study Certiﬁcate III Horticulture Parks & Gardens at TAFE whilst receiving their practical training at South Gippsland Shire Council. To be successful, you will have a genuine interest in Horticulture and have a sense of initiative, motivation and commitment. Enquiries to: Steve Missen, Coordinator Parks & Gardens on (03) 5662 9100.
TIMBER Kiln dried blackwood, silver wattle, cypress, celery top pine, most sizes for furniture and craft, also slabs and structural pine. Ph: 56812261.
Professional repairs and services to all makes of chainsaws. We also have a large range of secondhand chainsaws available.
BULLS FOR HIRE OR SALE
MOTORCYCLES & POWER EQUIPMENT
Cnr Allison & South Gippsland Hwy, LEONGATHA Ph: 5662 2028 L.M.C.T. 2714
SLEEPERS, treated pine, 200x50x2.4 $12.10 each, 200x75x2.4 $16.75 each, 200x75x3.0 $ 20.90 each. Free delivery for pack lots. Phone Joe 0417530662.
POULTRY / CAGE BIRD AUCTION Traralgon Showgrounds Poultry Pavilion, Sunday, June 15, 10.30am. Wide variety of poultry, hens, ducks, many breeds, fertile eggs. Open for sellers from 8am. Ph: 5197 7270, 0400-934202.
We stock the largest range of chainsaws in South Gippsland, including - Stihl, McCulloch and Husqvarna
Experience in operating road construction and/or road maintenance equipment and knowledge of road infrastructure maintenance and construction techniques are essential.
This is a great opportunity to kick start your career in Horticulture, where you will be guaranteed 3 years employment, be paid while you learn and will receive a horticultural qualiﬁcation.
Maternal & Child Health Nurse
FIREWOOD Dry local gum, split ready to burn, $90 per metre. Ph: 0459-119345.
Operations Team Member Maintenance & Construction
Building a Healthy Community
HAY: small squares, excellent quality, shedded, suitable for horses. New season, $10 each. Can deliver, conditions apply. 5664-1320.
Chief Executive Officer and Secretary
FENDT VARIO 924, MFWD, 240hp, 540 PTO, 650 duals, 3PL, 3713 hrs, tidy machine, field ready, $121,000 ONO. 0488300029, 0417-857868.
situations vacant EXPERIENCED PERSON required to manage a 200 cow dairy farm for 2 weeks commencing late July. Leongatha North. 56689292.
FRIESIAN, ANGUS, HEREFORD, LIMO OR JERSEY All sound, young Hire or sale Phone 0447 331 762 GALLOWAY STEER 18 month old, white with black nose, ears and legs. Quiet, would make great pet. $650. Ph: 0400-551854 or 0429-382379. Leongatha area.
FIRST YEAR APPRENTICE WANTED! An excellent opportunity has come along for the right person to join a dynamic team. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, ﬁt, and energetic person to be part of our already strong team at CERVUS Equipment, Leongatha South. DO you have: • A strong work ethic • Ability to listen and follow direction • The ability to work with a team • A can do attitude • A keen interest in mechanics and machinery If the answer is YES to all the above then contact us now to arrange an interview. CERVUS Equipment is a global company specialising in John Deere agricultural machinery. This is a rare opportunity. Don’t miss out. Start your career now. Application by phone: Peter Doolan 03 5667 6600
meetings South Gippsland Jersey Breeders Club Inc
TUESDAY, JUNE 24 7.45pm LEONGATHA RSL
GARAGE SALE The “STAR” can help you promote your event with our
$27.50 GARAGE SALE KIT KIT INCLUDES 5cm x S/C advert (valued at $33.00) • 2 x A4 Garage Sale Signs • Garage Sale Tips (dos and don’ts) • Sheet of Price Stickers • Star Carry Bag
Total package valued at $41 ADVERTISE by calling 5662 5555 or emailing classiﬁeds@thestar.com.au or call in to 36 McCartin Street LEONGATHA to pick up your kit when you place your advertisement
TRASH & TREASURE CAR BOOT AND JUMBLE SALE MASONIC CENTRE Bridge Street, Korumburra
Saturday, June 14 9am - 3pm Books, ﬁrewood, produce, household items, steel chairs, bric-a-brac and more. A limited number of stalls available. Enquiries to John 5655 1781 or Herb 5655 1410 or mob. 0408 551 410
Garage Sale Saturday, June 14 9 Silkstone Road, Korumburra Household goods, furniture and tools, 20” cymbal & stand, drummer’s make an offer.
8am - 3pm
Rural Access Project Ofﬁcer • Make a difference to people with disabilities • Temporary Part time (0.6EFT) – up to 12 months • $47,472 total salary package Council is seeking a suitably experienced and qualiﬁed Rural Access Worker to join its Community Service Team in a temporary maternity leave position. Working 3 days per week, you will be responsible for improving access to information regarding services and activities available to people with disabilities. You will also ﬁnd strategies on building and strengthening the community’s capacity to provide support to people with disabilities and families. You will have a tertiary qualiﬁcation in health or social sciences, demonstrated relevant practical experience and must be competent in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Enquiries to: Ned Dennis, Manager Community Strengthening on (03) 5662 9200. All applicants must submit an Application Form and address the selection criteria outlined in the position description, by 5pm 25 June 2014. For further information and a position description is available on our website.
Gippsland Medicare Local
Expressions of Interest Experienced Mental Health Consultant GML is seeking suitably qualiﬁed individuals or organisaons to undertake a local evaluaon of our Partners in Recovery (PIR) iniave. HOW TO APPLY Interested individuals or organisaons can download documents relang to the Expression of Interest and the Applicaon Form from our website at: hp://www.gml.org.au/about-us/tenders/ All Expressions of Interest must to be lodged to Gippsland Medicare Local via email or mail: PO BOX 253 MOE VIC 3825 or firstname.lastname@example.org APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 5.00pm Friday 27 June 2014
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used vehicles Affordable cars at drive away prices
SG CHEAPEST CARS Geary Road Leongatha LMCT 10804
Phone Judy or Geoff 0428 920 095 for full range of vehicles Or visit: www.sgcheapestcars.com NOTE: drive away means no more to pay. All on road costs paid.
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 TOYOTA HI-LUX, 2000, dual cab, 4x4, WZX634, 300,000km, VGC, lots of extras, $14,000 ONO. Ph: 0407-630813.
wanted to buy ANY OLD farm four wheelers, good or bad, 4WDs or trucks. Phone Matt 0401-194601.
work wanted CLEANING WORK wanted. Reliable and trustworthy. All type of work. Call Jan 0417-106242.
BIRTHDAY UPGRADE June 9th saw Margaret Higgins turn 80 Congratulations, Good Health, Good Luck and heaps of love from Pat, Glenda, Michael, Bernadette and Marnie. Happy birthday Darl from us all
marriage celebrant CAM ABOOD Leongatha 5662 4191
EDNEY - John Alexander (Jack). 19.10.1927 - 08.06.2014 Passed away peacefully at Leongatha Hospital. Devoted and dearly loved husband of Joy for 60 years. Much loved father of Kathryn and Ian. Cherished father-in-law to Michael and Melinda. Loved and adored grandfather ‘Backy’ to Melissa, Andrew, Matthew (dec), Samantha and Tom. Thank you for sharing your love with us all. Forever in our hearts.
MATTHIES - David. I will never forget that rainy day that God decided to take you away. I sensed that morning you were gone to be reunited to be with Mum, Dad and Tom. I’m glad we had time to talk together, it should have lasted forever, for you were tired and you could not hold on. Sleep peacefully my brother till we meet again, your loving sister Christina.
EDNEY - John Alexander (Jack). Respected and loved brother-in-law of Brae and Dorothy Timmins. Special uncle of Suzanne and Ross, John and Kate, Clive and Rett, and Katrina and Paul. Great uncle to Austin, Fleur, Lara and Alissa. We will always remember his love and kindness to all.
MATTHIES - David John. Loved brother of Tom (dec), brother-in-law of Pam and to Geoff. Treasured uncle to Tara, Sheree and Ryan, Arielle and Athena.
EDNEY - Jack. The Leongatha Cycling Club is saddened by the passing of our inaugural treasurer who served the club for 40 years in that position. The club was honoured to have such a dedicated contributor who selflessly gave of his time and energy. Jack was a founding member and life member. Jack was awarded the Volunteer of the Year from Cycling Australia in 1999. We offer Joy and the family our condolences in their loss. MATTHIES - David John. 19.10.1951 - 08.06.2014 Passed away peacefully at home (Mirboo North), surrounded by his family. Loved husband of Heather, proud and loving father of Christopher and Victoria, and Keith. Adoring grandad of Amelia. “Gone fishing” Son of the late Stanley and Mary Matthies, stepson of Ena (dec), loving brother of Robert, Tom (dec) and Christina. Loved by their families. MATTHIES - David. Loved brother and brotherin-law to Robert and Jillian. Friend and uncle to Glenn, Cameron and Hiromi and Nathan (dec). Fond great uncle to Hina, Ella and Sae. Time will close the book on grief, but the memories will turn back every leaf.
Brother-in-law to Robert, uncle to Dwayne, Byron and Louise.
Resting peacefully with his loved ones.
funerals EDNEY - The Funeral Service for the late Mr John Alexander (Jack) Edney will be held at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Leongatha on Friday, June 13, 2014 commencing at 11am. The funeral will leave at the conclusion of the service for the Leongatha Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, RCH, Parkville. Envelopes will be available at the service.
MATTHIES - The Funeral Service for the late Mr David John Matthies will be held at the Uniting Church, Mirboo North on Friday, June 13, 2014 commencing at 2pm. The funeral will leave at the conclusion of the service for the Mirboo North Lawn Cemetery.
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Paul & Margaret Beck proprietors Caring for our Community, personal digniﬁed service to all areas 5662 2717 Pre-need Funeral Plans available Ofﬁce and Chapel: 24 Anderson Street, Leongatha firstname.lastname@example.org MEMBER OF AUSTRALIAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION
Nyora pub turns 100 NYORA people gathered in front of the Nyora Hotel on Sunday morning to celebrate its centenary. The event, organised by Sylvia and Denis Casey, included group photographs to mark the historic occasion and a sausage sizzle. Some of the town’s most senior residents attended to celebrate the hotel’s history, including Pearl Hatch, 92, who lived in Nyora for 60 years until 2000, and Queenie Scott, 87, who has lived in Nyora for 22 years. Former employees of the pub also gathered to mark the occasion. Justin ‘Juddo’ Mentiplay lived in Nyora for some of his childhood and now plays cricket for Nyora. He travelled from Narre Warren for the centenary with his baby daughter, Alannah Mentiplay, who is only three
Pub turns 100: celebrating 100 years of the Nyora Hotel, back,from left, Keith ‘Fred’ Challis, Chris Norquay, Don Scott and Edna Slaughter, all of Nyora, with Rebecca Casey, formerly of Nyora, Sylvia Casey of Nyora holding grandchild Samuel Macmillan, Denis Casey of Nyora holding grandchild Lincoln Macmillan, and Geoff Glover of Nyora. Front, from left, Pearl Hatch, 92, who lived in Nyora for 60 years, with Queenie Scott, 87, Hilda Glover, Elizabeth Summers, Shirley Faux and Julie King, all of Nyora. weeks old. Geoff Glover of Nyora remembers the first time
he ever entered the Nyora Hotel, 70 years ago. He said he went in to
buy his sister a glass of lemonade after she had her appendix out.
POLICE BRIEFS Savings taken
A THIEF stole a cash tin from a house in Owen Street, Leongatha, on June 1. Police say the home was entered between 3pm and 5pm. The cash tin contained approximately $500. Leongatha Police are investigating.
TWO break ins were reported in the Korumburra CBD over the weekend. Offenders attempted to enter the butchery on Commercial Street through the rear door. They were unsuccessful and broke a window to gain entry. Police suspect they rifled through drawers to find money. No cash was found but a Heinz quarter lamb valued at $100 was taken. The theft was discovered on Tuesday morning (yesterday). Police believe the same offenders broke into Tracy Brown Real Estate using the back access in Little Commercial Street. The door was forced open and drawers had been rifled through. No cash was found and nothing was stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Korumburra Police.
Sword stolen A HISTORICAL sword and an acoustic guitar were stolen from a Sunset Strip holiday home recently. Police believe the burglary occurred between May 25 and 29. The items are valued at $350. Bass Coast Criminal Investigation Unit is overseeing the matter.
Rubbish thieves TWO wheelie bins were stolen from a driveway in Florida Avenue, Inverloch, over the last month. One was a recycle bin and the other was regular. The bins are worth $120. The home was a holiday house and the theft was only recently discovered. Inverloch Police are investigating.
Vandals attack mailboxes SEVERAL letterboxes were damaged in the early hours of the morning in Veronica Street, Inverloch, recently. Police believe the offenders may have come from a nearby party. Inverloch Police are investigating.
Over the limit A FEMALE driver was intercepted on the South Gippsland Highway at Leongatha for speeding at 9pm on Monday night. The 20 year old from Sandy Point blew a positive breath test three times over the legal limit. She received a summons to attend the Korumburra Magistrates Court at a later date.
Slow in school hours POLICE urge motorists to be aware of school zones. Foster Police have given out tickets at both times the 40 km/h speed limit is
in place. Police say speeding drivers risk the safety of children walking to school.
Support Monday JP service LEONGATHA
would like to see more people attend the station on Mondays to see JPs. Leongatha Police understand it’s not always possible to come in on a Monday but said the Monday service needs more support.
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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“THE STAR”, Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - PAGE 45
thestar.com.au THE Leongatha Basketball Association Autumn Grand Final series kicked off on Monday, July 2.
The Under 10 Girls wowed the crowd with their great improvement in ball skills. Red’s early pressure helped them to a half time lead of 4 - 0 before Navy came out at half time and found another gear but just couldn’t get the ball to drop. Final scores: Red 6 - Navy 1. The Under 12 Girls did not fail to impress. The first half was hotly contested and multiple scorers to both teams with only one point separating them, Silver holding the lead on the siren. In the second half a change in structure for Silver helped them stretch its lead coming out victors: Silver 33 to Navy 11. The rebounding Chloe Brown was awarded match MVP. The Under 14 Girls had the crowd on its feet with excitement. Great team work from both teams had everyone guessing who would come out on top, Royal Blue holding
Leongatha basketball grand finals a three point lead at half time 10 - 7. No one could have predicted what would happen in the second half. It was a titanic match of pressure, skill and determination with the scores level at 16 points on the final siren. The game went into a five minute over time with reds long passing being the difference to get them over the line: Red 26- Royal Blue 16. Reds straight shooting Taylar Brown was awarded the match MVP. The Under 17 Boys gave us a preview of how many young guns are coming through the association. From early in the game Gold’s defence was tight and disciplined and even Black’s fast skilled ball movement couldn’t find a gap to score with Gold holding a 14 point lead at the break. Black found a way to stretch Gold’s defence with fast ball movement and an open flowing style to close the gap only to run out of time. Gold coming out as victors 50 to Blacks 38. The hard running Anthony Argento (Gold) was awarded the
match MVP. Men’s A Grade. The NBA Ballers quickly showed they were going to play fast hard offensive ball, but the Rollers well tested zone defence absorbed the pressure and went into the break two points up. The NBA Ballers found a little something extra after half time and retook the lead, quickly added to it and looked in control until the Rollers shots started to drop but they ultimately ran out of time: NBA Ballers 42 -Rollers 39. Big Roller Clint Hulshof took the game MVP and NBA Ballers top scorer Matt Edwards took the season MVP. Men’s B Grade. The Panlickers fast breaks proved the difference in the first half- grinding out a six point lead at half time. The Tropics spread and ball movement in the second half looked to have the goods to close the gap and win the game but a clever time out and restructure to the Panlickers steadied the ship and got them back on the offensive to run out winners 42 - Tropics 30. Top scoring Panlicker Corey Robjant took out match MVP and
A Mens: back row from left, runners-up, Troy Sinclair, Stewart Bentley, Cody Hulshof, Morgan Fisher, Clint Hulshof, Dale Gilliate, Dexter Rodwell. Front row from left, winners, Brendon Brewster, Matt Edwards, Luke Jones, Jacob Byrnes, Tom Sorrell, Josh Schelling, Nick Phelan.
Adam Johnston from Mrs Carters old Boys took out season MVP. The Under 10s showed skills way beyond their years and experience. Royal Blue leapt out of the blocks and took control of the match with a six point lead at the half time break. In a great show of spirit, Maroon took the court full of belief and pressed the opposition to close the gap and tie the game until a late goal from Royal Blue got them over the line Royal Blue 10 - Maroon 8. The Under 12 Boys produced what was one of the fastest toughest games of the series. Black’s spread of shooters was hard to contain taking a five point lead over Red at half time. After the break Red worked hard and got them back into the game and the lead changed several times over the last minute with only one point in it. Red managed to hold on, Red 30 - Black 29. A great driving game saw Red’s Jacob Wrigley getting the match MVP. The Under 14 Boys showed a very high standard of skills.
Green as a team ran hard in the first half opening up a 13 point lead to half time before Royal Blue fought back under the ring with strong hands and accuracy but in the end Green held onto win 37 - Royal Blue 32. The hard driving Mason McGannon awarded the match MVP. The Under 17 Girls was the Battle of Sisters with two sets of sisters facing off in a game played in great spirits and showed girls basketball blossoming at Leongatha. Purple leapt out of the blocks and put Black on the back foot early until Black changed structures and began to wear Purple down taking a four point lead into half time. Birthday girl Britt’s Lollies had the desired effect at half time and Black’s spread of scorers helped them to run out winners 27- Purple 16. Purple’s tireless, hard working Ashlee McDonald took out match MVP. Senior Women’s Wii not Fits outside shooters worried Purple for most of the first half with Purple taking a narrow lead of seven points into the break. The second half was much the
| SPORT same with Purple’s work under the ring versus Wii not Fit’s outside shooters and although Purple didn’t give up the lead from the first half, Wii not Fit would just not give up and fought it out until the final siren: Purple 32 - Wii not Fit 21. Thank you everyone for your support this season. A special thank you to the committee, all the referees, coaches and volunteers for helping to make it all happen. And a shout out to all the parents and carers for bringing and cheering on all the kids in the best fashion and spirit of the game, great work! On a special note, all registrations will have to be done online next season at www.leongathabasketball. com.au due to changes in BVC regulations. All going well in couple of weeks or so the webpage will be updated for you to do this but if you have any questions you can contact Dan Monaghan or me, Morgan Fisher, president, Leongatha Basketball Association. If you are interested in playing, refereeing (paid) or volunteering, please feel free to contact us.
B Mens: back row from left, runners-up, Jayden Hohmann, Michael Green, Harrison McGannon, Josh McGannon, John Stewart, Lucas Byrnes, Mitch Green. Front row from left, winners, Troy Shepherdson, Toby Goss, Kyle Standfield, Scott Robjant, Tim Hancock, Cory Robjant, Reece Puncher.
U10 Boys: back row from left, runners-up, Chris Brown (Coach) Will Brown, Maarli Burggraaff, Finn Dunn, Nathan Occipinti, Liam Nielsen, Jhett Brown (absent). Front row from left, winners, Mick Hanily (coach), Brody Abernathy, Ralph Jefferis, Jake Matheson, Kade Jarvis, Jack Wightman, Xavier Bolge, Tom Hanily.
U/10 Girls: back row from left, runners-up, Shane Brewer (coach), Acaisha Battersby, Kealy Oliver, Chloe Challis, Ja’Kohbi Brewer, Ally Oliver. Front row from left, winners, Shea Kemp (coach) Dakota Kemp, Harper McLennan, Sienna Matheson, Ella Littlejohn, Georgia Challis.
U12 Boys: back row from left, runners-up, Adrian Burns (coach), Jesse Burns, Josh Allen, Kaelin Littlejohn, Levi hickey, Noah Clark. Front row from left, winners, Angus Kemper, Nash Beavis, Hudson Martin, Jacob Wrigley, Sullivan Herbert, Harrisen Herbert, Adam Martin (coach).
U/12 Girls: back row from left, runners-up, Sam Schnoor, Jesseme Jarvis, Alahna Arnason, Emma Paterson, Kelsea Schnoor, Rebecca Arnason (coach). Front row from left, winners, Jodie Brown (coach), Macy Hastings, Brienna-lee Lavis, Chloe Brown, Phoebe Davidson, Ashley Geary.
U14 Boys: back row from left, runners-up, Kyle Materia (coach) Liam O’Neill, Jack Hume, Flynn Materia, Tim Boler, Tyler Bacon, Sam Cross, Daniel Sturtvant. Front row from left, winners, Lucas Byrnes (coach), Blaine Cox, Royce Patterson, Colby Michael, Riley Drysdale, Tom Vanderkolk, Mason McGannon, Leeiam Deering.
U/14 Girls: back row from left, runners-up, Tracey Ronalds (coach), Stacey Gilliam, Ella Findlay, Cassidy Ronalds, Kelly Geary, Shelby Jones, Ashley Challis, Keely Price. Front row from left, winners, Chelsie Geary, Hayley Geary, Kaitlin Funnell, Taylar Brown, Chelsea Markley, Cobie Standfield, Brooke Brown (coach).
U17 Boys: back row from left, runners-up, Gary Sauvarin (coach), Tim Potter, Kevin Mcgavin, Tim Sauvarin, Harrison McGannon, Zayn Clark, Kyle Cooper, Eldon Westaway. Front row from left, winners, Hayden Funnell, Cameron Olden, Mitchell Buckland, Anthony Argento, Zac Caughey, Kaj Patterson, Anne Olden (coach).
U 17 Girls: back row from left, runners-up, Keely Price, Stacey Giliam, Cleo Davison, Grace Davidson, Ashlee McDonald, Paul McDonald (coach). Front row from left, winners, Brittany Price, Hanah Potter, Ashley Giliam, Nikki Stockdale, Therese Holl, Emily Cashin, Morgan Fisher (coach).
Womens: back row from left, runners-up, Rebecca Dowthwaite, Kara Schelling, Kelsie Schelling, Ashleigh Verdon, Kate Sperling, Lauren Minns. Front row from left, winners, Ruth Crawford, Nicole Mathieson, Jodie Brown, Tori Martin, Bree Littlejohn, Taylar Brown, Rachel Cameron.
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SPORT | SOCCER
Knights Interleague soccer ON the Queen’s Birthday long weekend three South Gippsland soccer players were fortunate enough to make it into the Under 16 girls’ Gippsland Knights team. They travelled to Bendigo to compete in the three day Country Champs tournament competing against teams from all over Victoria. Although they did not come away winners they did end up third in the state. With only four weeks to train for the tournament the girls did a fantastic job all weekend. All three girls played their best soccer in all positions on the field and all scored during the tourna-
ment. Olivia Methven started the weekend in the backline and finished as a striker scoring her goal. Zoe Allen and Alyse Brusamarello shared the role of goal keeper by playing half a game each, both girls saved plenty of shots at goal and in their last game against Ballarat both girls scored their goals.
Left, Country tournament: from left, South Gippsland soccer players Alyse Brusamarello (Wonthaggi), Zoe Allen (Casey) and Olivia Methven (Casey) competed in the Country Champs tournament at Bendigo on the weekend.
Korumburra Men’s Senior Soccer KORUMBURRA came out firing against Wonthaggi.
Quick goals saw Korumburra go up 2-0 in the first ten minutes. Two replies from Wonthaggi saw Korumburra go into half time 6-2. Korumburra continued to dominate in the second half with some great attempts on goal. Wonthaggi had a lot of the ball but could not capitalise on its effort. Full time score 12-2 to Korumburra. Goals: Ben Rotheram 4, Tom Lucas 3, Daniel Longden 2 Glenn Odgers 2 and Laird Ross 1. Womens Both teams came out hard at the ball in the women’s game with both sides defence players working
Beautiful passage: Emma showing some great footwork for the Under 13 Knights at Welshpool against the Prom Coast Pirates.
• U 13’s
Pirates take the points WHILE the Knights senior men and women ventured off to play in Trafalgar, the Under 13s made the journey to Welshpool to take on the Prom Coast Pirates.
Grateful for the sunshine and lack of wind, an enthusiastic Knights looked to snap a losing spell that has plagued them over the last few weeks. But the Pirates were just as determined to take the points and came bursting out of the blocks. Leongatha seemed surprised by the quality of the footwork and passing of the Pirates players and
were brought back to reality with two quick goals. While Leongatha created several opportunities to score with strong ball work, the back of the net eluded them. Some positional changes by the Knights’ coach seemed to create a stronger defence and the Knights looked more confident. Prom Coast went into the break with a four nil lead but the Knights were gathering momentum. The second half saw more of the same from both sides, the Pirate’s strong positional footwork versus the frenetic pace of the Knights. Leongatha’s first score of the match came from a Pirates own goal, but it set into
motion a stronger attacking play for the Knights. Again the Knights had a lot of forward momentum but the back of the net seemed impossible to find. Riotous celebrations erupted from the Knights parents and supporters when a beautiful passage of play down the right wing saw them finally get a goal with just minutes left on the clock. The final score for the day was 6-2 in favour of Prom Coast but the biggest take away from the match was the spirit in which it was played. A highly enjoyable match for players and spectators alike, with great sportsmanship shown by all.
Into attack: Oscar shows great pace starring for the Under 13 Knights at Welshpool against the Prom Coast Pirates.
hard. Half time saw the score 0-0. The second half saw the defence for both teams continue to stand out with Chloe Rodda in goals for Korumburra making some great saves. With fifteen minutes to go Chelsea Bennett scored for Korumburra to go 1-0 up but with five minutes to go Wonthaggi scored to take the game to a 1-1 draw at full time. 16s Wonthaggi went straight into attack and scored in the first minute. Korumburra settled quickly and soon took control of the midfield. Liiam Miller and Noah Strentz dominated midfield but Wonthaggi’s defence was very well organised and broke down many attacks. The second half carried on the same with Korumburra doing most of
the attacking. Whenever Wonthaggi broke through Hayden Smith and Oscar Drake dealt with it comfortably but unfortunately Korumburra couldn’t capitalise on their hard work and Wonthaggi came through with a 1-0 win.
13s Both teams started off strong and were working hard with the young Korumburra side determined and showing a lot of heart against the bigger Wonthaggi side. The Korumburra midfielders were great and the defenders worked hard. An injury late in the second half to goal keeper Kristie Smith saw the game moved to the second pitch and at half time Wonthaggi led 4-0. Full time score saw Wonthaggi comfortable eight goals to nil winners but great work by all the Korumburra players to keep working hard for the whole game.
Mirboo North defeats Drouin MIRBOO North United Seniors was extremely proud to boast its best team of the year with the return of recruit Justin Mulry, as well as the inclusion of its regular senior players and optimistic about its chances of jumping into the top half of the table with a win over Drouin. The start of the game was an early indicator of just how capable Mirboo North is with a full squad on the field. Jimmy Grande found a whole new level of play as he made plays with the support of Mulry as well as expert use of the ball by Patrick Finnigan. It seemed that Mirboo North had most of the ball but Drouin showed why it is higher on the table using patient build ups to create chances. Thankfully Mirboo North was strong in defence, much to the credit of Elliot Mihai who had pace and skill but also the mental edge as he thwarted the Drouin attacks. But, as the play dictated, Mirboo North was the first to breakthrough, with a spectacular run from Arif Noori leading to the first goal of the game. At the half time whistle Mirboo North went in with its head held high as the 1-0 lead demonstrated exactly the level of play Mirboo North expected itself to play every week. Upon returning to the field, however, it seemed Drouin had a fire in its belly as the flow of play took a dramatic turn. Mirboo North was suddenly found to be chasing its tail as Cam Hotchkin found the back of the net after a lucky deflection from a defender, as well as general dominance from the Drouin midfield. Sadly, fitness proved a key factor as Mirboo North found itself struggling to keep up. It wasn’t long until Drouin found the net again and took the lead. Although Mirboo North was able to test the Drouin defence with great work from Arif Noori, Lucas Ordish and forward pressure from Jimmy Grande and Rocci Thomas, it was too little too late as the final whistle blow. The end result being 1-2. Goals: Arif Noori, 1. Best: Jimmy Grande, Justin Mulry, Arif Noori, James Pearn, Elliot Mihai. Reserves The Mirboo North reserves fielded possibly its youngest team in its history.
It still came away with the three points with a 2-0 victory. It all started with magnificent use of the ball out wide with James Pearn and Liam Swallow carving the Drouin defence apart, as well as dashing moves from Lucas Ordish. His speed and agility caused havoc for the opposition as well as creating opportunities and exposing the middle of the park, allowing Jack Swallow to control the middle of the ground. Opportunities came thick and fast for both teams with James Ryan and Hayden Jones proving invaluable for the Mirboo North defence. At half time both teams had failed to get the breakthrough goal. However, the introduction of Mohammed Rasuli into the game proved invaluable as Mirboo North was able to quickly stack on two goals including a solid penalty. From there, it was all too easy for Mirboo North. The dominance in the middle of the park of Jack Swallow and Andrew McCarthy proved to nullify any drive from Drouin, as even the coach was able to crack a smile as the final whistle blew signalling a 2-0 victory. Goals: Mohammed Rasuli, 2. Best: James Pearn, James Ryan, Jack Swallow, Mohammed Rasuli, Liam Swallow. Under 16s The Under 16s got its first points of the season with a 4-4 draw. It was easily the best performance of the year with a huge lift of team effort and communication being the main cause for the team’s end result. Liam Swallow was almost unstoppable scoring all four of the team’s goals with amazing footwork, thought and precision beyond his years. Swallow’s efforts were infectious as Rhys Kratzat and Daniel Tree played arguably their best games of the year, as well as notable performances from Hayden Jones and Jason Picket in defence. Tom Joustra was outstanding in goal. Although the points were shared in the game, the 16s finally showed the kind of play they are capable of and if they continue such form, they are capable of running over any side. Goals: Liam Swallow, 4. Best: Liam Swallow, Tom Joustra, Rhys Kratzat, Hayden Jones, Jason Picket.
Under 13s The Under 13s gave their best performance of the year so far. The defence showed its strongest display with Amber Bessell-Brown and Maddi Brooks showing terrific leadership to hold the Drouin attacks at bay. The slick defence made way for the individual brilliance of Matthew Cook to slot a string of goals. The first half also showed clear dominance in play with great use of through balls from Isabella Pappa and Maddi Phillips. Although the 13s took a lead into halftime, they couldn’t manage to hold together to win their first win of the season. However, the effort and intensity showed were encouraging and showed just how capable this team is of playing competitive football. Under 11s It was a great team performance on Sunday, with Mirboo North showing great team skills and a hunger to win. Captain Beau Kratzat was a true leader in the first half of the match showing great teamwork and leadership qualities. Drouin opened the scoring only for Mirboo North to strike back through Mirabell and then two additional goals from Quinn. The second half was the complete team performance with two more goals from Matthew Cook. The win showed true team spirit and encouraging signs for the future of our soccer stars. Under 9’s. Halfway through the season the Under 9’s, with a lot of new players, are showing real improvement. All the kids are working harder every week and the results are starting to show on the scoreboard. However, it must be noted the amount of effort put in week after week which is more to be proud of than any results. Under 7’s. A spirited formation of our youngest soccer stars took on Drouin and came away with the points with goals coming from left, right and centre. In what was an exciting and enjoyable game to watch, Declan, Harry, Zac and Jaspa all put on winning performances. The 4-0 win took them to equal top of the table.
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NETBALL | SPORT
Parrots netball Under 13 Moe 25 d Leongatha 16 Bakers Delight - Taylah Brown. Network Video - Simone Dekker. Great game girls, everyone contributed and did thier job. The score board unfortunately didn’t show what an awesome game it was. Let’s train hard this week and be ready for next week.
Under 15 Moe 46 d Leongatha 10 Excessorise Evie Dekker. Bakers Delight Ash Gilliam. Tough game Parrots but well fought out until the end. Cannot fault our defenders as they tried 100 per cent all game. Good effort girls and let’s be ready for our next game.
Under 17 Moe 43 d Leongatha 19 Sportfirst - Philippa
Littlejohn. Bakers Delight Koby Dennison. The girls gave 100 percent and fought right through until the end. Good job girls, let’s come out strong next week for Traralgon.
C Grade Moe 42 d Leongatha 25 Rusty Windmill - Meg Patterson. Buzz Hair Studio - Ash Van Rooy. Auction Ash Van Rooy. Despite our best efforts, Moe put up a tough fight and took home a 17 point win. Let’s regroup and work together and a win will come our way.
B Grade Moe 30 drew Leongatha 30 South Gippsland Therapy - Andrea Lynch. Rusty Windmill - Mia Allen. Auction - Andrea Lynch. We had a really positive
first quarter, going into the second with a four goal lead. The contests all over the court were tight. Goal for goal resulted in a draw. Well done girls.
A Grade Evans - Kate McCarthy. Rusty Windmill - Kate Sperling. Auction - Kate McCarthy. On a wet soggy day in June the ’Gatha girls had to adjust the style of their game to Moe’s and we had good passages of play but unfortunetly didn’t come away with a win. Very hard and trying conditions to play under but the girls played as hard as they were able to and in the end came up short but great effort. Let’s go into our next match full of confidence and I’m sure a win is right there.
Sarah McCahon: The Parrots shooter made the most of her A Grade appearance with a strong performance in goals. Photo by Mark Drury.
Tipping in Jacinta’s direction TALENTED local netballer Jacinta Tipping has just been selected into the Eastern Zone Netball Academy. Jacinta has been playing in the local area for six years.
She can play either end of the court both in goals and defence which is an asset to any team. Jacinta recently played in the Association Championships where she was talent identified. Identification and development provide the foundation for future success at the elite level. Finding talent is the first step in an extensive and holistic process to turn potential athletes into high performance athletes. A gifted athlete may be selected into a program but a talented athlete will progress through the development pathway. A gifted athlete is at the beginning of the learning process and uses untrained and spontaneous natural abilities while the talented athlete will systematically develop and have superior mastery of the skills. Physical talent gains an athlete selection into elite squads or talented athlete programs. The Netball Australia Develop a Diamond Program is specifically targeted for athletes ranging from 14-16 years old. The program is for junior elite athletes and has been designed to provide the highest quality experience possible, which will focus on the development of the individual athlete and their ability to contribute to a team environment. The Eastern Zone Netball Academy has
had recent success with a number of past athletes selected into State Teams. Jacinta trained with the Eastern Zone Netball Academy in Warragul on the weekend and will contest at the Sale netball tournament on June 15. The Inter Academy Weekend is held at the State Netball and Hockey Centre on the second weekend in October where all six zones come together and play with the hope of being selected into the Victorian State 17 and Under team.
Results - Round 9 June 7 A Grade: Kilcunda-Bass 13 lt Stony Creek 40, Korumburra-Bena 51 d Foster 17, Phillip Island 45 d MDU 27, Tarwin 25 lt Dalyston 85, Fish Creek 63 d Toora 27. B Grade: Kilcunda-Bass 10 lt Stony Creek 68, Korumburra-Bena 41 d Foster 31,
A Grade: Moe 41 d Leongatha 39, Bairnsdale 30 lt Drouin 48, Maffra 38 lt Wonthaggi Power 39, Morwell 34 d Traralgon 32. B Grade: Moe 30 drew Leongatha 30, Bairnsdale 47 lt Drouin 50, Warragul 22 lt Sale 43, Maffra 47 lt Wonthaggi Power 52, Morwell 24 lt Traralgon 42. C Grade: Moe 42 d Leongatha 25, Bairnsdale 57 d Drouin 10, Warragul 24 lt Sale 45, Maffra 33 d Wonthaggi Power 32, Morwell 27 lt Traralgon 36. Under 17: Moe 43 d Leongatha 19, Bairnsdale 33 d Drouin 30, Warragul 25 lt Sale 50, Maffra 45 d Wonthaggi Power 25, Morwell 10 lt Traralgon 47. Under 15: Moe 46 d Leongatha 10, Bairnsdale 35 d Drouin 23, Warragul 19 lt Sale 43, Maffra 36 d Wonthaggi Power 29, Morwell 5 lt Traralgon 80. Under 13: Moe 25 d Leongatha 16, Bairnsdale 45
Phillip Island 28 lt MDU 48, Tarwin 31 lt Dalyston 35, Fish Creek 53 d Toora 36. C Grade: Kilcunda-Bass 13 lt Stony Creek 40, Korumburra-Bena 47 d Foster 13, Phillip Island 19 lt MDU 31, Tarwin 29 d Dalyston 26, Fish Creek 38 d Toora 24. 17 & Under: KilcundaBass 23 d Stony Creek 14, Korumburra-Bena 28 d Foster
20, Phillip Island 23 lt MDU 26, Tarwin 29 lt Dalyston 31, Fish Creek 40 d Toora 18. 15 & Under: KilcundaBass 15 lt Stony Creek 29, Korumburra-Bena 23 d Foster 13, Phillip Island 23 d MDU 22, Tarwin 5 lt Dalyston 20, Fish Creek 13 lt Toora 15. 13 & Under: KilcundaBass 43 d Stony Creek 7, Korumburra-Bena 27 d Foster 15, Phillip Island 17 lt MDU 28, Tarwin 0 lt Dalyston 38, Fish Creek 62 d Toora 2.
Talent identified: Jacinta Tipping with Head Coach of the Eastern Zone Netball Academy Robynn Pym.
Gippsland netball Results - Round 7
High pass: Ali Rock has to stretch to reel in this inbound ball. Photo by Mark Drury.
d Drouin 29, Warragul 23 lt Sale 28, Maffra 38 d Wonthaggi Power 33, Morwell 26 d Traralgon 22.
Ladders A Grade Morwell ......................127.39 Sale ............................. 119.55 Traralgon ................... 113.12 Bairnsdale ....................99.58 Wonthaggi Power ........90.33 Moe ...............................93.29 Leongatha......................97.54 Drouin ...........................96.08 Maffra............................77.59 Warragul ..........................0.00 B Grade Morwell ......................135.29 Traralgon ...................149.78 Drouin ........................ 114.60 Moe .............................105.19 Bairnsdale ..................100.94 Sale..............................100.69 Leongatha......................95.29 Wonthaggi Power ..........90.44 Maffra............................89.78 Warragul ........................55.42 C Grade Traralgon ...................200.59 Morwell ......................152.61 Sale .............................121.96 Bairnsdale ..................121.18 Moe ............................. 111.60 Wonthaggi Power ........103.95 Leongatha......................87.94
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Maffra............................88.46 Drouin ...........................51.95 Warragul ........................44.17 Under 17 Traralgon ...................179.78 Moe .............................154.42 Maffra ........................197.79 Sale .............................139.15 Bairnsdale ....................86.99 Drouin ...........................94.90 Morwell .........................53.10 Leongatha......................66.03 Wonthaggi Power ..........71.38 Warragul ........................55.98 Under 15 Traralgon ...................269.86 Moe .............................174.87 Maffra ........................141.99 Bairnsdale ..................121.05 Drouin ........................ 115.29 Sale................................98.55 Wonthaggi Power ........107.69 Warragul ........................79.67 Leongatha......................56.96 Morwell .........................16.93 Under 13 Maffra ........................278.32 Wonthaggi Power ......212.03 Moe ...............................84.04 Drouin ..........................90.95 Sale ...............................89.95 Traralgon .......................78.88 Morwell .........................75.25 Bairnsdale .....................66.67 Warragul ........................75.88 Leongatha......................57.83
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A Grade Kor-Bena ....................237.37 Dalyston .....................177.82 Fish Creek ..................137.21 Stony Creek ...............109.57 Phillip Island..............108.75 MDU ...........................101.00 Foster........................... 114.09 Inv-Kongwak ..............107.97 Toora .............................69.18 Tarwin ...........................40.20 Kil-Bass.........................31.75 B Grade Kor-Bena ....................153.57 Fish Creek ..................142.24 MDU ...........................140.08 Foster..........................147.22 Dalyston ..................... 110.30 Inv-Kongwak .............123.72 Tarwin .........................100.00 Phillip Island .................96.30 Stony Creek...................87.65 Toora .............................60.40 Kil-Bass.........................19.12 C Grade Inv-Kongwak .............201.24 Tarwin ........................126.67
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Set: Alanah Williams takes a shot at goal watched by Foster’s Katie Jones.
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LDNA umpires Saturday, June 14
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Kor-Bena ....................173.26 Fish Creek ..................137.66 Stony Creek ...............104.48 MDU ...........................104.19 Dalyston ......................104.17 Phillip Island ...............100.87 Foster.............................74.54 Toora .............................70.59 Kil-Bass.........................16.92 17 & Under Fish Creek ..................184.08 MDU ...........................182.71 Kor-Bena ....................156.63 Dalyston ..................... 113.92 Foster..........................103.09 Phillip Island............. 102.46 Tarwin ...........................83.26 Inv-Kongwak ................80.95 Kil-Bass.........................67.44 Toora .............................53.50 Stony Creek...................57.95 15 & Under Foster..........................274.07 Inv-Kongwak .............251.89 Kor-Bena ....................183.64 Phillip Island..............129.87 Fish Creek ..................100.66 MDU ...........................132.41 Stony Creek...................55.22 Kil-Bass.........................78.38 Toora .............................59.03 Dalyston ........................52.09 Tarwin ...........................21.20 13 & Under Inv-Kongwak .............353.85 Dalyston .....................353.73 Fish Creek ..................204.72 MDU ...........................191.74 Kor-Bena ....................143.40 Phillip Island.............. 111.83 Foster.............................72.99 Toora .............................34.45 Kil-Bass.........................45.60 Tarwin ...........................31.49 Stony Creek...................12.41
In flight: Korumburra’s Leea Dent and Foster’s Katie Jones position themselves to take the ball.
11am: Erin Beaudinette, Amy Smith, Julie Grant, Karen Clarke, Lori McKenzie, Kaili Pritchett, Millie Hannon, Phil Smith, Chelsea Hoffman, Maddie Wright, Emily Chadwick. 12pm: Sue Ritchie, Janice Sing, Amy Smith, Lori McKenzie, Anita Gourlay, Katrina Spark, Angelique Dunlevie, Phil Smith, Barb Challis, Mariah Grant. 1pm: Angelique Dunlevie, Pat Kuhne, Anna Patterson, Katrina Spark, Tracey Miles, Ashley Mortar. 2.15pm: Ashley Mortar, Alana Hannagraf, Katrina Beekman, Emma Smith, Janice Sing.
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SPORT | GOLF Leongatha TOM Sorrell (8) had a nett 69 on Saturday to take out the A Grade trophy and Monthly Medal. B Grade was won by Merv Stubbs (19) with a nett 73 and C Grade went to Colin Moyle (23) with a very good nett score of 64. NTP’s were Chris Leaver on the fourth hole, Mal Legge on the seventh, Peter Hartigan on the 14th and Garry Petroff on the 16th. DTL Balls : Oliver Stone, Craig Hams, Glen Marsham, Ian Barlow, Andy Bassett, Dan Poynton, Jon Smith, Anthony Sparkes, Peter Jackson, Nev Toms, John Fedderson, Mal Legge, Russell Williams, G Merrin, John Eabry, Bob Prowse, Graeme Burt, Barry Hughes and Peter Hobson. A small field took part in a Stableford competition on Tuesday with Peter Hobson (22) taking the honours with 38 points. NTP’s: Andrew Smith on the fourth and Joe Burke took the honours on both the 14th and 16th holes. DTL Balls: Jon Smith, Alan Edney, Joe Burke Geoff
McDonald and Mick Oliver. Highlight of Thursday’s Stableford round was provided by Michael Thomas who had a hole in one on the difficult 4th hole. Ian Murchie (10) won the A Grade event with 40 points and Ian Barlow (19) was successful in B Grade with 36 points. Other NTP’s were Ian Watson on the 14th and Ian Murchie on the 16th. DTL Balls: Andrew Smith, Geoff McDonald, Ross McRobert, Peter Horman, Tony Gedye, Colin Bear, Andy Bassett, Merv Stubbs, John King, Chris Leaver and Michael Thomas.
Korumburra THERE were 45 players on Saturday, June 7 for the stroke monthly medal competition sponsored by the Walker family. A Grade: R. Newton (14 hcp) 71 net, R. Newton 71 net on countback B. Clasby 71, T. O’Neill 73, D. Vanrooye 73, P. Vanagtmaal 75, N. Perks 75, N. Ladgrove 75, P. Hopkins 75, M. Webley 75. B Grade: T. O’Neill (17 hcp) 75 pts, M. Nems 74 net,
Past winners: Veronica Park and Marilyn McGeary won the 4BBB last week.
Meeniyan ladies ON Wednesday, June 4, 20 Ladies played off for the June monthly medal. Sponsor for the day was Jan Trease.
A Grade winner and June Monthly medal went to Andrea Thorson with a great score of 72 net. B Grade winner was Fay Smallman with 82 net.
thestar.com.au R. Besley 75. C Grade: T. Marotti 76 net. Nearest the pin: 1st R. Besley, 7th T. Marotti, 10th M. Deleeuw, 13th W. Hopkins. Tuesday’s winner was A. Worthy 35 pts countback and Thursday’s winner was P. Vanagtmaal 40 pts.
Foster TRUE winter conditions now and good scores will be well earned from now on. Tuesday, June 3: No players ventured out in the wet conditions. Thursday, June 5: Brian Blake (26) won with 38 pts on a countback from Noel Black (6). Neville Thompson (6) also got a down the line ball with 36 pts. The nearest the pins were Noel Black and Athol McGrath. Friday, June 6: Kevin Flett (6) 19 pts got the chook, with down the line balls to Kane Esler 19 pts, Bill Fuller 18 pts and Mark Bowden 17 pts. Nearest the pins were Lloyd McKenzie and Kevin Flett. Saturday, June 7: This was medal day, it was
wet with two hours heavy rain which cleared at about 12.30pm. Many of the early players did not finish after getting saturated and had to deal with greens that were flooded for some time. However conditions improved quickly once the rain stopped and all the good scores came from the late hit off players. James Freeman produced an excellent round of 74-668 to win the medal, and B Grade went to Don Cripps with 95-21-74. Greg Paine played through all the bad conditions to have 89-1574 and deserves high praise. Other down the line balls went to David Knee 84-1371, Tony Vanin 77-5-72, Greg Cox 82-9-73 and Kane Esler 97-20-77. The putting was won by Don Cripps with 26 putts, and the nearest the pins were David Knee (2 holes), Andrew Naylor, David Hutchinson and Scott Rathjen. The encouragement award went to Robert Fulton with 87 net. Members and golfers draws: Linton Morris was present to collect the $500 cash in the members draw, so the draw will again be $500
Meeniyan ladies: winners on the day were Helen Helms Boyle and Andrea Thorson (Faye Smallman absent). Andrea Thorson was the June Monthly Medal winner. C Grade winner was Helen Helms Boyle with 78 net Putting went to Irene Holm with 29 putts. Best nine winner was Dot Christie 37 nett.
Winner of the silver spoon competition was Dot Christie with 75 net. D.L.B Irene Holm 77, Veronica Park 81, Jan Trease 82, Nancy Hammet 83.
this Friday. The golfers Saturday draw for $600 was not won by Peter Thomson so its $620 this week. The card draw for the stubbies went to Clark Gray. S.G.Veterans Golf at Foster this Thursday, June 12: Players are asked to turn up by 8am or near to that on Thursday ready for a shotgun start at 9am. There is still room in the field, but please come along early to assist the starters. Coming events: Thursday, June 12 - S.G. Veterans - 9am shotgun start. Friday, June 13 - chicken run - holes 1 to 9. Friday, June 13 - members cash draw 6.30pm to 8pm - $500. Saturday, June 14 - stableford. Saturday, June 14 - golfers cash draw 5.30pm - $620. Tuesday, June 17 - stableford. The Happy Hooker
Meeniyan SATURDAY’S event was medal day. The A Grade, and medal winner, was P. Johnston (13) with 72 nett. Runner-up, on a count back, was P. Vandermeer (14) with 76. B Grade was won by I. Warman (23) with 74 nett on a count back with C. Stewart (22). Balls to R. Hannay, D. Thomson, C. Le Page and G. Cope – all on 76. P. Johnston won the putting with 29 and P. Vandermeer took the pro pin. The member’s draw went to the absent K. Bartlett. Tuesday’s winner, with 41 points, was D. Gregg (24) and L. Cope (33) was runnerup with 37. Balls to D. McIntyre, with 35, and R. McGeary, with 34. NTP to D. Gregg and best nine to W. Pratt. D. Gregg (23) won again, on Thursday, with 40 points and took home NTP. I. Warman (23) was runner up with 34 and D. McIntyre had the best nine.
Woorayl OUR four man ambrose was sponsored by Brian Wilson, Bob Hughes and Brian Hemming. Winning the event with 54.75 was the team of Brett
Stubbs, Ian Smith, Ian Balfour and Ashley Peters. Runners-up were D.A. Dwyer, D.E. Dwyer, Dale Burge and Gavin Maisey. Balls went to B. Wilson, Brian Hemming, G. Fennell, Bradley Hemming, B. Hughes, E. Poole, G. Poole, R. Warren, M. Grist, G. Young, W. Turner and Damian Burge. Nearest the pins went to Damian Burge and Ross Winkler. The ball raffle was won by No Luck Syndicate. Our Thursday competition was won by Geof Forrester with 36 points and balls to Rob Gourlay (who also won the nearest the pin), Jim Newton and Mick Herrald. Next week is the qualifying round for the McDonald and Roberts foursome. Check your combined handicaps before playing.
Woorayl Ladies MONTHLY Medal was played this week in the first week of winter and the scores showed the change in the course. The winner for June was Melinda Martin (30) with 78 net. Melinda was also the B Grade winner. A Grade was won by Shirley Thomas (12) 79 net. Down the Line balls went to Thel Scoble 82 net, Joan Smith 82 nett and Marg Tuckett 83 nett. Nearest the Pins went to Pauline Lancaster on the eighth and Shirley Thomas on 11th. The putting competition was also won by Shirley Thomas with a nice 25 putts for the round. Next week is the final day of the board event, Stableford Aggregate.
Korumburra ladies A small but hardy field of 13 players braved the cool and damp conditions last Wednesday to compete in a Par competition. In Division 1 (0-20) Heather Grist (19) had the best score of -6 and Norrie Little was the runner up on a countback from Barb Walker. The Division 2 (21+) winner was Carie Harding (25) having the best score of the day with -3, Corrie George
being the runner up. Nearest the pins were Barb Walker on the first (Lucy May’s voucher) and Barb Twite on the 13th. We are grateful to Lucy May’s who will be sponsoring a voucher for cake and coffee every week as the first nearest the pin trophy as well as advertising signage on the 12th tee for the year. Gloria Burgess trophies were awarded to Moira Rogers, Barb Walker and Corrie George. The club is very appreciative of Collette Pearl and Scott Burgess for their continued support in memory of Gloria. Trophies were also awarded to the winners of the minor events over summer/autumn: Gobbles and Birdies-Judy Webb, Eclectic-Lee Clements (section 1) and Beryl Brown (section 2). Some of our girls played in an Ambrose at Leongatha earlier in the week where Joan Peters took out a lovely NTP on the seventh hole. The second semi-final of the McLaren Memorial Fourball Matchplay was closely contested last Friday, with Heather Grist/Marg Young defeating Norrie Little/Joan Peters 3/2. They now go on to play Carie Harding/Lee Clements in the final which should be completed by June 25. Only a few hardy players competed in the RB Stroke on Saturday. Lee Clements was the winner with 88/75 net. Judy Webb took out the nearest the pin on the 13th hole. The Putting Competition is progressing well. Remember these knockout matches can be completed before or after your round on a Wednesday or at any mutually agreed time. Next Wednesday is a Stableford round with trophies donated by Pommegranate Clothing, via Heather Grist. Lyn McIvor and Corrie George are rostered to put out the field. The Foursomes Championships are coming up on July 2. Please add your name to this list in the Ladies Room if you intend playing in this 27 hole event, however, there’s also an 18 hole daily event.
Wonthaggi ladies JUNE golf can be wet and cold with no run on, and heavy air.
Leongatha ladies THE Leongatha Golf Club Ambrose Shield was held Monday, June 2 with 92 women competing for the lovely trophies generously sponsored by Evelyn Indian. The winners were Traralgon number two team consisting of Pat Coles, Marg Wylie, Daphne Delleman and Irene Boyes 72 (9 1/4) 62 ¾. Runners up came from Carrington Park 63 1/8, D.T.L. balls to teams from Wonthag-
gi, Berwick/Montuna, Foster, Leongatha, Meeniyan and Welshpool. N.T.Ps. went to Joan Peters, Delores Harvey, and Anne Walker. The Par competition on Wednesday was won by Coral Gray -2 (A Grade), and Alison Strong -3 (B Grade). D.T.L. balls to Ann Blundy -5, Maria Maher, Evelyn Indian -6, Sue Bowler -7. N.T.P. on 16th was Maria Maher.
The nine hole stableford competition was won once again by Kate Dwyer with 18 points (c/b). D.T.L. Karen Orford 18 points, Gwen Chapman 14 points. The Match Play Championlship semi finals were also played on Wednesday. A Grade results Rebecca Thomas def. Wendy Parker and Toni West def. Mary Brewis. B Grade Ann Gibson def
Julie Howard and Joc. Howson defeated Shirley Welsford. C Grade Glenys Day def. Louise Schack and Barb Miller def. Isobel Sutherland. Good luck to the winners who will play off in the final next Wednesday. Nine players contested the stroke event on Saturday, Rebecca Wilson (9) 79net was the winner. D.T.L. balls to Helen Pascoe 81 net, Wendy Brown 84 net c/b.
Visit and enjoy our Course, with Santa Ana Fairways / bent grass Greens, a Club which has a History over 100 years, Golf Shop / Club Hire, Coaching/lessons available, Weekly competitions and Practice Driving Range/Putting Green
Winter wins: from left, A Grade and Medal, Anne Walker; C Grade, Betty Bowmar and B Grade, Denise Miller . Harvey and Pam Hanley. The best C Grade score was returned by Betty Bowmar 101 (28) 73 which in the conditions was a great score as well. NTP: eighth, Betty Bowmar and 17th, Anne
Longmire. BDL: Anne Walker 70, Betty Bowmar 3, Anne Longmire 75, Jan Beaumont 75, Denise Miller 76, Delores Harvey 76, Pam Hanley 76, Marg Ryan 77 on c/b.
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Mothers and daughters: enjoying a round of mothers and daughters’ golf at the Leongatha Golf Club, from left, Loris Clark, Sue Bowler, Nancy Sperling, Faye le Page, Pat Pease, Kate Dwyer, and from Foster Golf Club, Barb Warren and Debbie Williams.
Yes, winter has arrived . We were lucky to avoid the rain but with the heavier conditions the course becomes that much harder for us to play our June Monthly Medal stroke round. In spite of these conditions Anne Walker had a lovely round of 80 (10) 70 net to be the best score for the day winning A Grade the June Monthly Medal and the putting (with 25 putts). On her first nine she shot 37 (two over), a birdie on the fifth and had 10 putts which included eight one put holes. B Grade was won by Denise Miller 96 (20) 76 on a countback from Delores
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thestar.com.au Leongatha VERY little to report, Wednesday, June 4 saw only 10 teams take to the greens. The winners were R. Young (s) and J. Embleton with two wins plus 18. Runners-up were R. Trotman (s) and G. Elliot with two wins plus 14. There was no social bowls on Saturday, June 7 due to the weather conditions, as well as lack of numbers. Don’t forget Saturday, June 14 will see the end of social bowls for midweek and Saturday as the club takes a break for winter recess. Social bowls will recommence on Saturday, August 16. The monthly triples however will continue on the fourth Wednesday in June and July. Until the next report, good bowling - ‘Jackhigh’.
Buffalo indoor Wednesday, June 4
TWO games of 10 ends saw the victors of the first games. Glenys Pilkington and Graeme Tobias 11/7 play Rod McConchie and Ian Benson 14/9 for overall winner, however a drawn game 10-all saw Glenys and Graeme winners (on ends won) 12-7. Next were Andrew Hanks and Carolyn Benson (LW) 11 ends, and Toni and Peter Heldens eight ends. Friday, June 6
Ladies v Gents - a well represented contingent of
district bowlers in attendance for the annual challenge and the ladies again out bowled the gents 105 shots to 92 shots to retain their title (6 games each). Congratulations ladies, the men may have been distracted by that gorgeous blonde bowler and vivacious redhead, but no excuses. A fun time had by all. Winning team for the ladies - Lee Armstrong (s), Josie Bohn, Joy Dyson and Sally Gammaldi +18. Winning team for the men - Charlie Tumino (s), Peter Tiziani, Ian Dyson and Bill Wolswinkel +14. Lots of raffle winners and everyone enjoyed a chocolate treat courtesy of Carolyn. Thanks to all for your help and attendance.
Inverloch THE carpet bowls season continued on Tuesday, June 3 with 12 players taking part in a close competition with no two-game winner. Two teams finished on equal points and the match was decided on winning ends with Kathy Heaphy, Trish Parsons and Carol Waters (S). Lunch of soup and sandwiches was enjoyed by all and is, as always, included in the $4 match fee. Wednesday’s social bowls had 22 entrants playing two 12-end games. Winners with 35 points were Rob Howard (S), Jim Scott and Laurie Gabell. Runners-up on 32 points were Nic van Grundsven (S), Graeme Dun-
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Bombers on top THE strong Bombers team has secured top position on the A Grade ladder with a solid win over second team Kangaroos. All the Bombers players combined extremely well to produce the 20 point victory. Jim Newton was in particularly good form after a relaxing weekend away. The Kangaroos were best served by Gary McGrath who rarely plays a bad game, and Jason Comrie who assisted the club greatly by filling in at the last moment. The Tigers finally saluted the judge, recording their first win of the season over the gallant Magpies. Some great sets were played in this match, Tim Bright trying very hard to get his team over the line, Roger Callister also had a top night winning two of his sets against Arthur Grabham. In the final analysis the Tigers were too consistent and were pleased to have a win. The standard of B Grade is getting very high, the Blues pulled off a surprise 20 point victory over the Saints. Guilia Joyce was in sparkling form winning
lop, Malcolm Marshall and Laurel Lee. Saturday’s casual game was called off due to rain and has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, June 9. Wednesday’s mixed casual game, will be played the following day, June 11th, weather permitting. Names in by 10am for an 11am start.
Mardan Indoor WE did not have a big turn-out this week due to more members taking off for a warmer climate and the looming long weekend! However, we did play social bowls and the sixth round of the Pennant in a very successful week for both teams. Mardan Gold went off to Fish Creek and posted a win by six shots and Mardan Purple played away against Korumburra White and managed a very close fought victory by two shots. This leaves only one week of the home and away games to play before we get into the business end of the competition. Next Tuesday, June 10 sees the teams at home playing the reverse of last week’s games: Purple v Fish Creek and Gold v Korumburra White. I am sure they will be very interesting games to watch. On the social bowls front, only nine members came out to play which meant one team of three and three teams of two. We played two games of eight ends and had
an earlyish finish to the night. The teams were Jeanette Grady and Kristy Rutjens; Bev Greenwood and Ian Hasty; Tony A-C and Sebastian Terranova; and Nick Rutjens, Russel Grady and Denyse Menzies. As might be imagined there were some great bowls and some not so great bowls played but there was no mercy shown by Bev Greenwood and Ian Hasty who played as if they were playing pennant finals. Bev was placed on notice that she was facing call up for next year’s pennant and Ian was asked to save the same approach for the remainder of this year’s pennant. At the end of the night we all had a fun time and the final results were: Runners up with one win and eight ends were Kristy Rutjens and Jeanette Grady (S) and the winners with two wins were Bev Greenwood and Ian Hasty (S). Well done to all pennant and social winners and let’s do it all again next week.
Tarwin Lower A TARWIN team was once again winner at Meeniyan Triples last Monday. The team was Steve Graham, Tommy Hamdorf and Jamie O’Donahue. Tarwin had another successful Winter Pairs day last Tuesday. The best last game went to Brian Turner and Jeff Prendergast from Le-
ongatha. Winners on the day were Ron Daly and Richard Aly from Tarwin and Runners-up were Frank Cimino and Len Cuman from Wonthaggi. Wednesday Wizz is on again this Wednesday, June 11. Be at the club by 10.30 for an 11am start. Remember that a barbecue lunch is provided. Our next dinner will be held on Saturday, July 5. Names on the list at the club please. A working bee is scheduled for Thursday, June 19 starting at 9.30. We would appreciate as many members as possible to give a helping hand.
SGIBBA indoor LAST week’s games caused another shuffle of the top four ladder positions. Korumburra Blue’s win got them back in the four, Buffalo Yellow and Korumburra White once again swapping around. Mardan Purple have secured their top place position. This week sees Korumburra Blue and Dumbalk Green go head to head for fourth position on the ladder. Buffalo Yellow and Korumburra White need wins to hold on to their positions also. Definitely some exciting matches to finish the last round of the draw, with finals just around the corner. Happy Bowling. Last week’s game results were: Mardan Purple 30 d Korumburra White 28, Korumburra Blue 21
d Foster Black 17, Buffalo Yellow 26 d Dumbalk Green 19, Mardan Gold 23 d Fish Creek Red 13.
Ladder Mardan Purple........54 22 Buffalo Yellow .......43 16
Korumburra White .36 Korumburra Blue ...27 Dumbalk Green .... -17 Mardan Gold ........ -68 Foster Black .......... -1 Fish Creek Red..... -74
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South Gippsland Ladies Past Presidents’ Association THE above association began in June 1977 and unfortunately due to falling numbers and a lack of enthusiasm, the above
Association was disbanded following a motion passed at the Annual Meeting of the Association held on 29th May 2014.
South Gippsland winter league Round 8 results Welshpool Hotel d Foster (KOPOW) Hotel 7-4: Kris Benton 121, 115, 100, 100; Aaron Ross 100, 100; Justin Barron 132, Rob Lewis 121, Taylor (Beefy) Reid 100, Welshpool Hotel. Matt Downing 140, 117, 100; Cam Downing 100, 100; Ian Downing 125, Adam Wallace 100. Foster KOPOW) Hotel. Toora RSL Diggers d Fish Creek Hotel 8-3: Greg Collins 125, 114, 100; Trevor Angwin 129, Sue Harvey 102, Dawn Allsop 101, Toora RSL Diggers. Fritz 140, 100; Dezza 100, Fish Creek Hotel. Foster Pirates d Meeniyan Bandits 8-3: Neil Coates 120, 100; Sabo 116, 100; Pete Write 100. Barb Jones 140, Troy 100, Foster Pirates. Justin M 164, Colin Young 127,
Justin G 114, Meeniyan Bandits. Meeniyan Leftovers d Wilson Prom Motel 9-2: Rob Welsh 100, Sas Baker 140, Scott Sellings 140, Meeniyan Leftovers. Meeniyan 1 d Toora Hotel 9-2: No scores were handed in. Highest finish this week was Pete Write Foster Pirates with a 71 peg out. Highest score this week was Justin M Meeniyan Bandits with 164.
Ladder Welshpool Pub ...............72.73 Meeniyan No. 1 ..............73.86 Toora Pub.......................55.68 Foster Pirates .................57.95 Foster Pub ......................59.09 Meeniyan Leftovers ........47.73 Toora RSL Diggers .........36.36 Wilsons Prom Motel .......37.50 Fishy Pub ........................32.95 Meeniyan Bandits ...........29.55
The game that starts and ends with a handshake.
Leongatha Gymnastics Club
her sets, while Chris Holt provided excellent support. Matthew Oomann and Matt Patterson were very unlucky to lose this high standard match. Finally the Bulldogs had a 20 point win over Demons, however Leonie Degnan and Ben Ryan both won their singles in fine fashion. The doubles sets were dominated by Glenn O’Neill and Leanne Wilkinson which ultimately secured the win. Our club championship night is coming up on June 17 and all players are encouraged to find a partner and get involved in a great night of badminton.
Round 5 results A Grade: Bombers 4/95 d Kangaroos 2/75, Tigers 4/95 d Magpies 2/79, Hawks - bye. B Grade: Bulldogs 2/70 d Demons 2/50, Blues 3/82 d Saints 2/62, Swans - bye.
Ladders A Grade Bombers ..................................28 Kangaroos ...............................22 Hawks ......................................22 Tigers .......................................15 Magpies ....................................13 B Grade Blues ........................................26 Saints .......................................21 Swans.......................................14 Bulldogs...................................10 Demons ......................................6
ON May 4 seven gymnasts from the club competed in a Pairs competition at Ulinga Gymnastics Club in Traralgon to help raise funds for cancer research. This competition is a
unique and fun experience for gymnasts from level four and above from across Gippsland as well as raising much needed funds to help with cancer research.
8 7 6 5 4 3 3 2 1 1
Since the first year of this competition over $10,000 has been raised.
Beaming gymnasts: from left, Lily, Rachel, Holly, Zoe, Ella, Nina and Paris raising funds for cancer research.
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SPORT | FOOTBALL Mid Gippsland League SENIORS LADDER Yinnar ................... 229.04 Newborough ......... 242.14 Mirboo North ....... 143.39 Trafalgar ............... 158.94 Boolarra ................ 132.65 Morwell East ............ 68.05 Hill End .................... 62.44 Thorpdale ................ 95.73 Yarragon .................. 50.74 Yall-Yall North .......... 42.83
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RESERVES LADDER Newborough ......... 304.36 Yinnar ................... 284.55 Trafalgar ............... 158.40 Boolarra ................ 134.75 Mirboo North ........ 120.38 Hill End .................... 90.07 Thorpdale ................ 78.02 Morwell East ............ 62.76 Yarragon .................. 36.50 Yall-Yall North .......... 32.19
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THIRDS LADDER Mirboo North ........ 278.83 Yinnar ................... 220.81 Newborough ........ 192.31 Yarragon ............... 141.41 Trafalgar ................. 90.19 Thorpdale ................ 75.87 Hill End .................... 46.32 Morwell East ............ 55.02 Yall-Yall North .......... 37.78
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FOURTHS LADDER Yinnar ................. 1300.00 Mirboo North ........ 129.33 Newborough ......... 126.80 Trafalgar ................. 77.24 Hill End .................... 96.71 Thorpdale ................ 74.06 Yall-Yall North .......... 38.60 Morwell East ............ 37.44
36 28 28 24 20 16 12 12
OTHER MATCHES SENIORS Yarragon 15.11.101 d Morwell East 11.2.68 Yinnar 12.13.85 d Hill End 2.3.15 Newborough 18.15.123 d Thorpdale 7.10.52 RESERVES Morwell East 15.5.95 d Yarragon 4.7.31 Yinnar 10.7.67 d Hill End 4.6.30 Newborough 10.12.72 d Thorpdale 8.4.52 THIRDS Yarragon 16.10.106 d Morwell East 7.3.45 Yinnar 20.13.133 d Hill End 2.5.17 Thorpdale 11.10.76 d Newborough 5.12.42 FOURTHS Yinnar 19.10.124 d Hill End 1.2.8 Newborough 4.14.38 d Thorpdale 2.1.13
Second loss for Mirboo North MIRBOO North suffered its second defeat of the season, when it went down to Trafalgar by 24 points in the mud at Trafalgar on Saturday. High traffic areas of Trafalgar’s waterlogged oval ended up a slurry, following three earlier matches, that were sometimes played in torrential rain. The Tigers may have had one more scoring shot than the Bloods, but their strategies,
SENIORS Trafalgar 7.8.50 Mirboo North 2.14.26 Trafalgar Goals: Tyson Leys 2, Tom Adams 1, Hayden Farrell 1, Mitchell Byrne 1, Klay Butler 1, Jack Holdsworth 1. Mirboo North Goals: Timothy Traill 1, Damien Turner 1. Trafalgar Best: Dylan Farrell, Jace Butler, Jamie Hines, Tyson Leys, Klay Butler, Bryce Whelan. Mirboo North Best: Timothy Traill, Joshua Taylor, Jacob Nash, Damien Turner, Jacob Blair, Daniel Taylor.
RESERVES Trafalgar 4.14.39 Mirboo North 2.2.14 Trafalgar Goals: Hayden Brock 3, Brent Claridge 1. Mirboo North Goals: Patrick Aveling 1, Nicholas Gervasi 1. Trafalgar Best: Hayden Brock, Wade Kelly, Jackson King, Troy Tatterson, Luke Hanley, Chris De Haas. Mirboo North Best: Steve Rogers, Shane Littlejohn, Dale Banks, Patrick Aveling, Liam Smit.
THIRDS Mirboo North 10.10.70 Trafalgar 9.4.58
actions and procedures failed to measure up inside their forward 50. The Bloods adapted more quickly and much better to the heavy conditions than the Tigers, a few of whom could barely hold their feet and would have struggled to kick the Sherrin over a jam tin. Too often, the Tigers went low, wide and short to teammates, who were unable to gather the ball cleanly. An exception for Mirboo North was onballer, Jack Robertson, who impressed with his outstanding ball control and
Mirboo North Goals: Jordan Moro 2, Jordan Richards 2, Samuel Pratt 2, Zachary Fayolle 1, Adam Miller 1, Jeremy Salinger 1, Riley Oddy 1. Trafalgar Goals: Justin Morrow 2, Mitchell Gorman 1, Beau Goulding 1, Connor Noonan 1, Ryan Evison 1, Harrison Malady 1, Keegan Tullett 1, Dylan de Hommel 1. Mirboo North Best: Jacob Best, Neil Kreun, Paul Hinkley, Samuel Pratt, Kyle Robb, Jordan Moro. Trafalgar Best: Connor Noonan, Mitchell Virtue, Dylan de Hommel, Harrison Malady, Mitchell Gorman, Ashley James.
FOURTHS Trafalgar 4.8.32 Mirboo North 4.1.25 Trafalgar Goals: Jonathan Drakatos 2, Adam Marx 1, Brodie Burgess 1. Mirboo North Goals: Timothy Potter 2, Dean Huynh 1, Riley Oddy 1. Trafalgar Best: Troy Wilson, Brodie Burgess, Adam Marx, Bailey Visser, Justin Morrow, Jonathan Drakatos. Mirboo North Best: Kyle Wilson, Declan Allen, Riley Oddy, Tom Joustra, Timothy Potter, Brock Thomson.
perfect foot disposals early in the game. Talented teenager, Mitchell Byrne, sent the Bloods on their way when he booted Trafalgar’s first major from a well judged chest mark, two minutes into the match. The Bloods’ authoritative ball movement in the opening quarter was more systematic than the Tigers, who were slipping and sliding everywhere. By quarter-time, Trafalgar led a goalless Mirboo North by 18 points and things were looking decidedly grim for the visitors. Dylan Farrell, skipper, Jace Butler, Jamie Hines and big man, Tyson Leys, were firing on all cylinders for the Bloods and their confidence was sky high. Although Mirboo North substantially increased its work rate and limited Trafalgar to one goal in the second quarter, it was still without a major and trailed by 24 points at the long break. At times, Mirboo North executed high ball usage for low productivity outcomes. Finally, premiership captain, Damien Turner, broke through during the third quarter to register Mirboo North’s first goal in his 150th senior appearance for the club. The Tigers’ only other major came when Tim Traill kicked one off the deck in the goal square during the final term. Traill, who spent much of the afternoon up the field and on the ball, was Mirboo
North’s best player. Others to battle it out courageously for the Tigers were Josh Taylor, Jake Nash in his 100th senior game, Jacob Blair, Daniel Taylor and Dom Pinneri. This Saturday, Mirboo North journeys to Newborough to tackle Mid Gippsland’s current league leader in a crucial contest for both clubs. Reserves Except for inaccurate goal shooting and Mirboo North veteran Steven Rogers’ unruffled wet weather play, Trafalgar’s 25 point victory would have been far more substantial. Rogers’ vintage display in the atrocious conditions, showed the value of experience in old hands and a wise head, when the going gets tough. Shane Littlejohn, playing coach, Dale Banks and Pat Aveling were other Tigers to put pressure on their opponents. With heavy rain falling, neither team managed a goal in the final quarter. As a result of their loss, the Tigers drop to fifth on the ladder and face a huge challenge against undefeated league leader, Newborough, this Saturday. Thirds Mirboo North’s undefeated season continues after its hard fought 12 point win against Trafalgar. Jordan Moro, Jordan Richards and Sam Pratt all kicked two goals for the Tigers.
Mirboo North Goals: J Moro 2, J Richards 2, S Pratt 2, A Miller, J Salinger, R Oddy, Z Fayolla Fourths Trafalgar proved too strong for Mirboo North in the run home after scores were level at three quarter time. Tim Potter booted two goals for the mighty Tigers and Kyle Wilson was their best player.
Netball 15 & Under MN 42 d Trafalgar 29 MN Best: C Chila, E Hoghton, L Graeme Sitting fifth following a great win. Well done, girls 17 & Under MN 32 d Trafalgar 27 MN Best; A Turnbull, J Heath Currently sixth on percentage after a terrific victory. Great effort, girls. D Grade SENIORS Boolarra 16.6.102 Yall-Yall North 8.7.55 Boolarra Goals: Jesse Giardina 6, Daniel Wilson 2, James Holmes 2, Joshua Wilson 1, Daniel Metcalf 1, Courtney Sherriff 1, Sam Mazou 1, Andrew Thorpe 1, Matthew Windsor 1. Yall- Yall North Goals: Barrie Burnett 2, Shannon Smith 2, David Ivey 1, Todd Dobson 1, Dale Murphy 1, Riley Byrne 1. Boolarra Best: Nick Hider, Courtney Sherriff, Andrew Thorpe, Daniel Wilson, Daniel Metcalf, Darryl Mayman. Yall- Yall North Best: Owen Budge,
Trafalgar 37 d MN 22 MN Best: S Giardina, C Davidson Banks. Beaten by a better side on the day. Still fifth on the ladder and going strongly. C Grade MN 31 d Trafalgar 21 MN Best: S St Ellen, K Peters A rock-solid win in rainy conditions. Well played everyone. Team holding onto fifth place. B Grade MN 58 d Trafalgar 39 MN Best: L Pratt, L Rogers Atrocious weather had nil effect on the mighty Tigers Undefeated and on top of the ladder. A Grade MN 56 d Trafalgar 34 MN Best: A Pratt, E Loh Ditto – undefeated and on top of the ladder. Brilliant performance against quality opposition.
Denis Heily, Derk Pol, Tyler Brown, Dale Murphy, Barrie Burnett.
RESERVES Boolarra 14.8.92 Yall- Yall North 3.3.21 Boolarra Goals: Scott Cooper 5, Peter Gilpin 4, Dwayne Brand 3, Kieren Foley 1, Daniel Loprese 1. Yall- Yall North Goals: Craig McGuigan 1, Addam Shaw 1, Ryan Plunkett 1. Boolarra Best: Kieren Foley, Glen Smith, Thomas Beamish, Scott Cooper, Barry Ellis, Hayden Kite. Yall-Yall North Best: Daniel Potts, Addam Shaw, Rohan Needham, Travis Jenkinson, Mitchell Luck, Alex Jenkinson.
Stony Creek proved competitive COMING up against a side that has just had two weeks off, Stony Creek gave a good performance against one of the league powerhouses in Kilcunda Bass.
Travelling to Bass, Stony Creek was not expecting greatness; having lost two of its top three players before the bounce. Josh Schelling was out and Jacob Byrnes suffered a basketball injury during the week. Despite this the Lions’ resolve wasn’t weakened, giving a good account of themselves, going down by 44 points. In a bizarre match, the outcome was certainly decided in just five minutes of football. Had it not been for a burst of five goals
in five minutes by the Panthers late in the second quarter; the Maroons would have been a lot closer. Killy Bass led 4.3 to Stony’s 2.0.12 at quarter time. In the second quarter, the burst of five goals to Stony’s no score saw KB move out to a handy lead 10.6 to the Lions’ 2.0.12 Jason Wells was firing up forward for the Panthers with four goals. Meanwhile Daniel Wells picked up plenty of the pill. Chris Endres out of the middle was also showing his class. Despite this, arguably the best player on the ground, Luke Bowman was giving it his all for Stony Creek with an inspiring performance. Despite the half time scoreline Stony Creek was not giving up, a rock solid defence coughing up just one second half goal as they outscored its more fancied
rivals. The Lions lost Eli Taylor and Jacob Brydon before half time which made the Maroons second half effort even more impressive. Cam Stone was impressive for the Creek too with Lochie Park and Matt Linke solid contributors. Paddy Monahan did a great job in the ruck with Rick Harmes picking up a lot of ball. Killy Bass has played just one game in a month and, to its credit, would have been underdone in match practice. Added to this is the return from injury of full forward Karl Bergles who will only improve on his 2.4 for shots on goal on Saturday. Stony Creek hosts Fish Creek this Saturday before a bye while the Panthers head to Toora before another away match to Tarwin.
SENIORS Kilcunda-Bass 11.8.74 Stony Creek 4.6.30 Kilcunda-Bass Goals: J. Wells 4, L. Harrison 2, K. Bergles 2, A. McKenna 2, R. Fitzgerald 1. Stony Creek Goals: B. McKnight 1, M. Linke 1, B. Hayes 1, R. McKnight 1. Kilcunda-Bass Best: D. Wells, X. Reicha, J. Attenborough, C. Endres, R. Fitzgerald, D. Holmes. Stony Creek Best: L. Bowman, C. Stone, L. Park, M. Linke, M. Hinkley, R. Harmes.
RESERVES Kilcunda-Bass 11.18.84 Stony Creek 2.1.13 Leading Goalkickers: B. Egeberg 3, N. Osler 3 (K). Kilcunda-Bass Best: S. Jerger, J. Evans, J. Joyce, J. MacIntyre, B. Egeberg, M. Andersen. Stony Creek Best: G. Gray, A.
Scholte, M. Coulter, B. Harris, A. Verboon, D. Potter.
THIRDS Kilcunda-Bass 10.4.64 Stony Creek 8.6.54 Leading Goalkicker: J. Stockdale 4 (S). Kilcunda-Bass Best: L. Adams, A. Pugh, M. Homer, T. Thatcher, M. Whitham, C. Withall. Stony Creek Best: J. Hemming, J. Zuidema, T. Sinclair, T. Francis, J. Tiziani, M. Green.
FOURTHS Kilcunda-Bass 5.2.32 Stony Creek 3.6.24 Leading Goalkickers: H. Hicks 2 (K), J. Stockdale 2 (S). Kilcunda-Bass Best: A. Arney, J. Bastwrous, S. Casey, J. Maylor, T. Pipicelli, L. Hamilton. Stony Creek Best: M. Darmanin, N. Battersby, J. Stockdale, J. Miller, H. Funnell, R. Baudinette.
Korumburra hosts volleyball KORUMBURRA Volleyball Inc hosted the 45th Victorian Country Volleyball Championships over the long weekend. Around 290 players competed over three days at South Gippsland SPLASH, Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College and Meeniyan Regional Recreation Centre. “We certainly got what we were aiming for,” organising committee chairperson Tom Saario of Korumburra said. Twenty eight teams from 12 associations competed, travelling from all over the state. In the women’s Division 1, Horsham took gold and Latrobe Valley took silver. The two Korumburra teams, called Korumburra and South Gippsland respectively, placed fifth and sixth. “It was a very close com-
petition,” Mr Saario said. Bendigo took gold in the men’s Division 1, while Horsham took silver. Korumburra placed sixth. In the women’s Division 2, Bellarine took gold while Sunraysia took silver. Korumburra was seventh. Ballarat Phantoms took gold in the men’s Division 2 while Latrobe Valley took silver. Korumburra placed fifth. “They were all good matches there and very close,” Mr Saario said. Korumburra player Jan Fletcher of women’s Division 1 was chosen for the All Stars team. Games were played to the best of five sets. Korumburra Volleyball Inc applied to host the event two years ago and has been working towards it ever since, led by Mr Saario and competition manager Adele Prescott. “We booked out all the motels 12 month ago,” Mr
Saario said, explaining the five Horsham teams booked out the Meeniyan Motel. Mr Saario felt the event had been successful in promotion South Gippsland. As well as the players, the competition drew supporters, coaches and referees, who all stayed in the local area. At the peak of the competition, 350 people were watching games across the three venues. Russell Brown, president of Korumburra Volleyball Inc, thanked all the sponsors, especially the major sponsors, South Gippsland Shire Council, VicHealth, McDonald’s, Rural Finance, Brown’s Stock Feed, Bendigo Bank and Edney’s Leongatha.
Korumburra Volleyball Round 15. A Grade: Golliwogs def Giants on
Forfeit (3:0) 25:0, 25:0, 25:0. Warriors d Champions (3:0) 25:20, 25:21, 19:14. B Grade: T.N.T. def Panthers (2:1) 23:25, 25:22, 18:14. Chargers def HELP (2:1) 25:18, 17:25, 22:9. Misfits def Hopefuls (3:1) 25:19, 19:25, 26:24, 16:9. Next week: A Grade show court 1, 7:30 (1) Warriors v (2) Golliwogs. First ref. Keith Jenkins, Second ref Giants. One scorer and one lines person Bugs, one scorer and one lines person Giants. Followed by (3) Bugs v (4) Giants. First ref. Keith Jenkins, second ref. Russell Brown. One scorer and one lines person Warriors, one scorer and one lines person Golliwogs. B Grade show court 2 7.30pm (3) T.N.T. v
Home side: the Korumburra Division 2 volleyball team enjoyed their game at Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College. Back row from left, Tanya Ryan, Hayley Pretty, Kerrie Tudor, Vanessa Kolb, front row from left, Mignon Jebb, Lucy Francis, Leanne Bunn, Fiona Mackenzie and Mindy Hams. (4) HELP. First ref. Tom Saario, second ref Panthers. One scorer and one lines person Chargers, one
scorer and one lines person Panthers. Followed by (1) Chargers v (2) Panthers. First ref. HELP, second ref
T.N.T. One scorer and one lines person HELP, one scorer and one lines person T.N.T.
“THE STAR”, Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - PAGE 51
FOOTBALL | SPORT
Bulldogs hound the Tigers THE Bulldogs invited the Tigers into the kennel this weekend and given the levelling effect of a wet ball on a surface left slippery after a Reserves match during which it rained fairly persistently, the points were up for grabs.
The Tigers have yet to win a game this season and this might be their best chance for a while. The think tank down at Foster had done its homework and captain Hawking was given the job of holding the Korumburra gun forward, Cooke and he was
SENIORS Korumburra-Bena 14.6.90 Foster 4.6.30 Korumburra-Bena Goals: C. Urie 7, M. Cooke 2, C. Redl 1, P. Kyle 1, J. Morrison 1, J. North 1, J. Hopkins 1. Foster Goals: L. Harbinson 2, D. Granger 1, J. Toner 1. Korumburra-Bena Best: C. Urie, B. Fitzpatrick, A. Zuidema, M. Thorneycroft, B. Fitzgerald, G. Marshall. Foster Best: S. Chaseling, J. Toner, L. Harbinson, M. Eales, L. Galle, M. McCall.
RESERVES Korumburra-Bena 12.11.83 Foster 0.3.3 Leading Goalkickers: M. James 2, B. Kelly 2, M. Edwards 2 (K). Korumburra-Bena Best: M. Fleming, N. Cant, J. Walker, T. Sorrell, N. Auddino, C. Wall. Foster Best: M. Allott, B. Jessep,
well held to two goals. No one had given enough thought to the Bulldogs captain, Chris Urie though and he had a day out taking marks and kicking goals from 45 metres out. Urie went home with seven goals in the bag and a best on the ground performance. Given the wet conditions it was a sometimes scrambly game of football with a lot of errors and both sides missing targets. It was a pressurised, tight first quarter with more than one scuffle and KB ending up only one point up. And so it went, a
game of attrition with the Bulldogs slowly gaining ascendancy buoyed no doubt by the scoreline of the reserves match in which Foster failed to score a major. In the second quarter KB added three goals and Foster added one solitary behind. Ben Fitzpatrick, the cocaptain, was now cleaning the ball up around the packs and KB was quicker to the ball generally when it came out, showing more skill in that department. Try as they might and
try they did, the Foster boys were left looking second best. Chaseling, Toner, Harbinson, Eales, Galle, McCall and others worked hard all day but against the might of the KB defence which was fantastic all day they had little chance of penetrating. Veteran, 36 year old Marshall, Zuidema and Fitzgerald were king-pins of a back six who restricted Foster to four goals for the afternoon. Thornycroft playing his best game for the Bull-
dogs since being recruited from the Southern League was another good sign for them. He ran hard all around the ground. The fourth quarter six goal feast for Bulldogs put the result well beyond reach. Korumburra Bena has a bye next week to prepare for its away match the following weekend against an MDU side bolstered by four, yes four, ex AFL players, Didak and Tarrant (Collingwood/Fremantle), Adkins (Collingwood/
West Coast) and Matthew Robins (Geelong/Western Bulldogs). As a post script, Brendan Fevola played a game for Lindenow this weekend and kicked 15 goals!
FOOTY DRAWS THIS WEEKEND ALBERTON Round 10: June 14 MDU v Dalyston Stony Creek v Fish Creek Tarwin v I-K Foster v Phillip Island Toora v Kilcunda-Bass Kor-Bena - bye (DW)
MID GIPPSLAND Round 10: June 14 Thorpdale v Morwell East Yallourn-Yall Nth v Yarragon Yinnar v Boolarra Trafalgar v Hill End Newborough v Mirboo North
B. Angwin, L. Cripps, E. Davies, J. Jessep.
THIRDS Korumburra-Bena 18.16.124 Foster 1.0.6
EAST Round 9: June 14 Buln Buln v Nyora Dusties v Nilma-Darnum Longwarry v Neerim South Poowong v Ellinbank WEST Round 10: June 14 Catani v Nar Nar Goon Kooweerup v Bunyip Cora Lynn v Lang Lang Garfield - bye
Leading Goalkickers: B. Walker 3, J. Wyhoon 3 (K). Korumburra-Bena Best: L. Norris, J. McNaughton, N. McKenzie, J. Boston, B. Walker, A. Walker. Foster Best: X. Duursma, T. VanDyke, B. Armstrong, J. Thornell, B. Smith.
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Bulldogs on top: Korumburra-Bena’s J. Cochrane takes a leap over Foster’s L. Galle.
Wet weather skills: Jake Cockrin looks for support.
A muddy affair: players battle it out in difficult conditions at Korumburra on Saturday.
Tarwin fight till final siren
Corner Inlet .. 7 0 0 374.02 Inv-K’wak..... 7 1 0 308.50 L’gatha Jnr ... 4 4 0 99.43 Phillip Is...... 4 4 0 86.95 Kor-Bena ..... 3 4 1 84.43 Won Power ... 3 5 0 90.44 Dalyston ......... 2 4 1 85.56 Kil-Bass.......... 0 8 0 12.87 GOALKICKERS S. Flanders (Foster)............ (0) L. Gheller (Dalyston) .......... (0) R. Angwin (Foster) ............. (0) T. Simpson (Inv-K’wak) ...... (2) N. Anderson (Won Pwr) ..... (3) C. Farrell (Phillip Is) ........... (2) K. Robinson (Phillip Is) ...... (0) B. Price (Inv-K’wak) ........... (2) T. Hanegraaf (Kor-Bena) ..... (3) W. Little (Inv-K’wak)........... (1)
28 28 16 16 14 12 10 0 20 14 13 11 9 8 8 8 8 8
UNDER 13 Inverloch-Kongwak 7.11.53 d Leongatha Jnr 5.0.30 Leongatha Jnr goals: L. O’Neill 2, A. Ballagh 1, M. McGannon 1, T. Vanderkolk 1. Best: T. Boler, M. McGannon, A. Mancarella, T. Harry, L. Stothart, J. Hume. UNDER 11 Leongatha Jnr 5.3.33 d Inverloch-Kongwak 3.3.21 Leongatha Jnr goals: E. Lamers 3, M. McGrath 1, H. Kewming 1. Best: J. Friend, C. Riseley, J. Allen, C. Buckland, K. Littlejohn, T. Pearson.
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SENIORS Tarwin 14.8.92 Dalyston 13.11.89 Tarwin Goals: C. Hay 5, H. Browne 2, J. Cann 2, B. Chalmers 2, S. McMicking 1, T. Cameron 1, B. Byrnes 1. Dalyston Goals: B. Fisher 6, M. Kraska 4, P. Brosnan 1, B. Carew 1, C. Jones 1. Tarwin Best: H. Browne, B. Chalmers, J. Chalmers, B. Byrnes, C. Hay, J. McMicking. Dalyston Best: M. Schreck, B. Fisher, C. Samargis, K. Kirk, K. Thomas, P. Brosnan.
RESERVES Dalyston 17.19.121 Tarwin 2.1.13 Leading Goalkicker: J. Brooker 7 (D). Dalyston Best: D. Brown, L. Wall, S. Joma, J. Brooker, M. Shore, D. Pruysers. Tarwin Best: B. Launder, N. McRae,
B. Nadone, B. O’Halloran.
THIRDS Dalyston 26.15.171 Tarwin 3.1.19 Leading Goalkickers: J. Legione 5, N. Bainbridge 5 (D). Dalyston Best: H. Wright, N. Bainbridge, J. Legione, M. Marotta, J. Honeysett, O. Bates. Tarwin Best: L. Anderson, A. Chadwick, B. Ellen, C. Brown, J. Smith, J. Van der Kolk.
FOURTHS Dalyston 12.14.86 Tarwin 0.1.1 Leading Goalkciker: D. Brosnan 6 (D). Dalyston Best: K. Wilson, L. Legione, M. Crutchfield, C. Loughridge, K. Wright, B. Lewis. Tarwin Best: J. Hill, T. Van der Kolk, B. Wilson, T. Carmody, G. Cole, J. Beckwith.
TARWIN walked off the field triumphant after a nail biting conclusion against Dalyston on Saturday. With a mere three points separating the teams, Tarwin was ecstatic to have a win up its sleeve. Dalyston took out a strong lead in the first quarter, putting 24 points between its opponents. The right goal end proved to be the scoring side and Dalyston took full advantage of these conditions. The Magpie’s good start was maintained in the second quarter but Tarwin was inching closer as it took on the scoring end. Dalyston continued to display its high standards and managed to get more goals through. Tarwin’s Hayden Browne and Brenton Byrnes were the stand outs in this quarter. Byrnes in the ruck seemed to be almost telepathic with Browne as they controlled the ball.
Tarwin was finding it hard to make up ground in the third quarter but a few 50 metre penalties in the final minutes helped close the gap. The fourth quarter was looking tough with some very good skills on the Dalyston side. However, Tarwin’s centre half forward stood up during the quarter and granted Chris Hay the final kick of the day. Hay booted the ball past the goal post as the siren sounded, securing a fifth goal and a win for Tarwin. Tarwin’s Ben and Josh Chalmers played rock solid football and were not beaten in hand skills. Jonathon McMicking also showed real leadership for Tarwin across half back and took control of the game. The match was very even, demonstrating some high standard football with a lot of intensity, and a real celebration for Tarwin.
Phillip Is....... 6 2 0 208.55 Inv-K’wak...... 6 2 0 182.99 L’gatha Jnr .... 4 4 0 137.69 Won Power .... 4 4 0 98.62 Kil-Bass ....... 4 4 0 74.61 Corner Inlet ... 3 4 0 112.50 Kor-Bena ......... 3 5 0 59.16 Dalyston .......... 1 6 0 31.37 GOALKICKERS E. Lamers (Leon Jnr) ......... (3) J. Wrigley (Leon Jnr) ......... (0) H. Kewming (Leon Jnr) ...... (1) M. Moschetti (Phillip Is)..... (1) J. Sprie (Dalyston) ............. (0) L. Marr (Foster).................. (0) B. Senior-Gibson (Won) ..... (0) E. Spaull (Won Pwr)........... (0) J. Garnham (Won Pwr) ...... (0) A. Eberbach (Inv-K’wak) .... (0) R. Moresco (Won Pwr) ...... (1) J. Williams (Inv-K’wak) ...... (1) M. Charles (Phillip Is) ........ (0) D. Berryman (Foster) ......... (0) D. Taylor (Kil-Bass) ............ (0) C. Logan (Kil-Bass) ............ (1)
W L D
Dalyston ...... 6 Phillip Is...... 6 Kil-Bass ...... 5 Kor-Bena ..... 5 MDU........... 5 Fish Creek.... 5 Tarwin ............ 4 Stony Creek.... 3 Inv-K’wak ....... 2 Toora... ........... 1 Foster ............. 0
2 2 2 3 2 4 3 5 5 6 8
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
154.60 139.96 141.59 137.65 110.17 80.69 93.88 67.55 95.94 64.89 58.62
24 24 20 20 20 20 16 12 8 4 0
GOALKICKERS L. Damon (Fish Creek) ....... (5) M. Kraska (Dalyston) ......... (4) B. Fisher (Dalyston) ........... (6) B. Runnalls (Phillip Is) ....... (0) M. Robbins (MDU)............. (2) C. Hay (Tarwin) .................. (5) C. Urie (Kor-Bena) .............. (7) J. Wells (Kil-Bass).............. (4) L. McMillan (Inv-K’wak) ..... (0) K. Bergles (Kil-Bass) .......... (2)
41 38 32 31 25 23 23 22 19 17
RESERVES W L D
FOURTHS Korumburra-Bena 19.15.129 Foster 1.1.7
Round 9: June 14 Moe v Bairnsdale Drouin v Maffra Wonthaggi v Warragul Sale v Morwell Traralgon v Leongatha
Leading Goalkickers: B. Dorling 4, J. Henderson 4, D. Crook 4 (K). Korumburra-Bena Best: B. Dorling, C. Hansen, J. Harris, K. Cosson, R. Alford, S. Anderson. Foster Best: J. Coffey, S. Combridge, E. Staley, G. Rerden, B. Smith, H. Griggs.
24 24 16 16 16 12 12 4 10 9 9 8 7 7 6 6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Phillip Is...... 7 Kor-Bena ..... 7 Kil-Bass ...... 6 Dalyston ...... 5 MDU........... 5 Toora... ....... 4 Tarwin ............ 3 Inv-K’wak ....... 2 Fish Creek ...... 1 Foster ............. 1 Stony Creek.... 0
1 1 1 3 2 3 4 4 7 7 8
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
288.66 232.73 301.92 229.62 97.81 70.05 66.20 81.89 39.73 30.41 33.72
28 28 24 20 20 16 12 10 6 4 0
GOALKICKERS M. Edwards (Kor-Bena) ...... (2) K. Taylor (Phillip Is)............ (0) R. Butler (Inv-K’wak).......... (0) B. Wallace (Kil-Bass).......... (1) B. Egeberg (Kil-Bass) ......... (3) R. Birnie (Dalyston)............ (0) S. McIntyre (Phillip Is) ....... (1) P. McRae (Tarwin) .............. (0) N. Cant (Kor-Bena) ............. (1) J. Sheerin (Inv-K’wak)........ (0)
35 23 18 14 13 11 11 11 11 9
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Dalyston ...... 8 Inv-K’wak..... 6 Fish Creek.... 6 Kor-Bena ..... 5 Phillip Is...... 5 Tarwin ........ 3 Foster ............. 3 Toora... ........... 3 Kil-Bass.......... 2 Stony Creek.... 1 MDU............... 0
0 1 3 3 3 4 5 4 5 7 7
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
552.20 322.03 195.32 258.60 148.83 64.85 55.35 51.56 49.62 30.03 13.75
32 24 24 20 20 12 12 12 8 4 0
GOALKICKERS N. Bainbridge (Dalyston) .... (5) B. Dorling (Kor-Bena)......... (4) O. Toussaint (Inv-K’wak) .... (0) E. Taranto (Inv-K’wak)........ (0) B. Willder (Toora) ............... (2) J. Sanna (Phillip Is) ............ (5) M. Marotta (Dalyston) ........ (3) J. Black (Phillip Is) ............ (5) D. La Casa (Foster) ............ (0) D. Crook (Kor-Bena)........... (4) Z. Walker (Kor-Bena).......... (0)
22 20 19 19 18 18 17 16 15 15 15
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Dalyston ...... 7 1 0 1118.57 Inv-K’wak..... 6 0 0 658.33 Fish Creek.... 5 3 0 159.65 Kor-Bena ..... 5 3 0 176.50 Phillip Is...... 4 3 0 138.28 Stony Creek .. 2 5 0 54.96 Foster ............. 2 5 0 48.35 Toora... ........... 2 4 0 40.76 Kil-Bass.......... 2 5 0 43.99 Tarwin ............ 0 6 0 35.31 GOALKICKERS D. Brosnan (Dalyston)........ (6) B. Rogers (Fish Ck) ............ (2) K. Reid (Inv-K’wak) ............ (0) J. Stockdale (Stony Ck) ...... (2) M. Crutchfield (Dalyston) ... (3) H. McInnes (Inv-K’wak) ..... (0) M. Mattock (Phillip Is) ....... (0) Z. Sprie (Dalyston) ............. (0) C. O’Halloran (Dalyston) .... (1) Z. Van Delft (Inv-K’wak) ..... (0)
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Desperate Demons damaging again M E E N I YA N Dumbalk United has defied the tipsters for the second week running, this time upstaging leading premiership contender Phillip Island by 11 points.
However what made this win even more impressive for the Demons, was that it came on the road at Cowes where the Bulldog side is notoriously hard to beat. Phillip Island was able to take a lead into quarter time, albeit by only six points, after what was a heavily contested opening to the game. Conditions were not ideal for clean ball movement fol-
lowing an earlier torrential downpour, however, slick ball users from the Island in Cleeland, James Taylor and Duyker were instrumental for their side in the early stages. For MDU, it was its engine room of McDermott, Ampt and Gillespie who were doing their best work The game came to life early in the second term as MDU found the goals three times within a blink of the eye. Despite focal target Matthew Robbins being regularly triple teamed by Bulldog defenders, the Demons were still able to find the scoreboard with Adkins and Wightman both proving to be dangerous as alternative avenues to goal. However, the home side was not totally outplayed with
Riordan more than holding his own and teammates willing to get involved in the game. Despite this lift in intensity from Phillip Island, the early damage of the quarter was enough to give the Demons a 14 point lead at the major break. The third term couldn’t have started off in much worse fashion for the Demons with key player McDermott sent off and the Island kicking a goal within the first two minutes of play. The Phillip Island boys were not really able to capitalise on the player advantage though and only kicked one goal over the next 15 minutes. A lot of the credit for this Demon’s defensive effort can
be attributed to the captain in Sinclair who stood up and thwarted many Bulldog forward thrusts in a clear best on ground performance. Late goals to Bulldogs Duyker and Taylor along with Robbins and the returning McDermott counteracted each other and left the Demons with a one point advantage at the final change. The first major blow of the last quarter was fired by MDU’s Ampt who found space on the run. This drew a quick reply by the Island, which within a minute was able to find James Taylor loose up forward and he duly converted. The high intensity battle between the two forward 50 arcs then commenced with no one giv-
ing an inch. The only respite from these enthralling contests came in the form of a Nic Roberts snap goal at the 12 minute mark in what proved to be the game’s most decisive goal. A lot of credit for the Demons win can be attributed to a sterling effort from the defence in the last quarter with Sinclair continuing on with his stellar game. He was ably assisted by fellow defenders in Thomas, Fisher and Kennedy who all won pivotal one on one contests against their Phillip Island opponents. Fisher is one who was particularly noble in his efforts to blanket an in-form Beau Runnalls, who was unable to score a goal in the clash following
a bag of 10 majors the week prior. Phillip Island will be out on the rebound next week as it makes the long road trip to face
SENIORS M.D.U. 11.10.76 Phillip Island 10.5.65 M.D.U. Goals: T. Wightman 2, D. Adkins 2, M. Robbins 2, T. McDermott 2, C. Ampt 1, N. Roberts 1, C. Hutcheson 1. Phillip Island Goals: J. Taylor 3, J. Taylor 1, M. Riky 1, D. Hinkley 1, T. Cole 1, M. Duiker 1, N. Marsh 1, B. Van Brummelen 1. M.D.U. Best: J. Sinclair, B. Thomas (Jnr), T. McDermott, J. Fisher, R. Gillespie, N. Roberts. Phillip Island Best: J. Taylor, M. Duiker, S. Riordan, L. Cleeland, W. Van Diemen, D. Hinkley.
RESERVES Phillip Island 13.11.89
up to Foster, while the Demons will be looking to continue their resurgence and claim another big scalp as they host the Dalyston Magpies.
M.D.U. 2.1.13 Leading Goalkicker: J. Weir 4 (P). Phillip Island Best: D. McGinley, A. Behre, J. Weir, C. McPhillips, A. Hornsby, J. Spottiswood. M.D.U. Best: N. Moore, R. Livingstone, N. Mathieson, K. Sinclair, S. Horvath, S. Turner.
THIRDS Phillip Island 15.11.101 M.D.U. 2.3.15 Leading Goalkickers: J. Black 5, J. Sanna 5 (P). Phillip Island Best: A. Duyker, T. Lee, J. Sanna, T. Tack, J. Black, B. Insall. M.D.U. Best: S. Forrester, D. Thorson, E. Stephenson, A. Campbell, D. Campbell, J. Riley.
High flier: MDU ruckman Michael Smith leaps high with Phillip Island’s Van Zanen to contest the ball.
Boot to ball: MDU’s Matthew Robins lines up the goal posts.
Fishy in a tight one FISH Creek was at home to the Toora Magpies on Saturday and with Terrill Park looking a treat the game was set to be a beauty.
Fishy’s form has been a little indifferent this season to date and the Magpies have improved and were confident they were going to give the Kangaroos a real run for their money. Toora won the toss and kicked to the eastern end of the ground and the match got underway. In an even start both sides showed some good early signs with Fish Creek’s Snooks showing a clean pair of heels, continuing to get his hands on the ball and using it well throughout the quarter. Damon looked dangerous up forward and had three shots on goal but unfortunately pushed them all across the face to register only behinds. For Toora Vardy and Stuchbery started well as did Cat Grant who was covering a lot of ground and getting possessions at both ends of the field. The Kangaroos got goals from Hooker and Price whilst the Magpies only goal came from a free kick to Stuchbery about 30m out directly in front. Fishy held firm and took an eight point lead into the first change. The coach was happy enough with the opening and asked for a continued effort and for the opportunities in front of goals to be taken.
The second quarter was all Toora. It kicked the first goal of the quarter when big ruck man Troy Allott marked and goaled only a minute and a half into the term. Toora was playing all over Fish Creek and it continued to attack but could only manage five points before Allott bobbed up again for another goal to take the lead and extend the margin out beyond a goal. Fish Creek managed to sneak one back at the 17 minute mark when Ash Snooks, who was easily Fishy’s best, was paid a free and converted the kick. Toora was to take the honors for the quarter, however, and another goal to the Pies from a free kick to Garlick gave them a six point lead at the main break. Fish Creek come out strong after the break and its big forward Luke Damon was looking especially dangerous. He had taken four strong marks and kicked three goals one in the opening 10 minutes of the second half and had the Fish Creek faithful breathing easier with his side up by 14 points. Snooks continued to get plenty of the ball along with Urbans and Ethan Park. The Pies continued to fight and a goal to Stuchbery against the run of play kept them close until Damon marked a kick inside the forward 50 arc from Mackie and kicked his fourth of the quarter. Toora challenged again and goals to Troy Allott and the dangerous Dale Hanratty had the Pies only one point down at
the final change. The game was set for a tight finish and it did not disappoint with both sides giving their all with a win of the utmost importance to Fish Creek and its finals quest and Toora chasing its second win of the season to ignite its year going into the second half of the season. It was the Fishy big forward Luke Damon who provided the opening goal of the term and his fifth after marking a nice pass from youngster Jack Flanders. Fish Creek had another opportunity shortly after that and would have given it some breathing space but the ball was touched on the line. Toora, as it had done all day, continued to fight and it was rewarded with another free kick close to goal which gave Ben Corrie his first goal of the day and had the margin back to one point with about six min-
SENIORS Fish Creek 9.11.65 Toora 8.8.56 Fish Creek Goals: L. Damon 5, T. Price 1, T. Hooker 1, B. Cooper 1, A. Snooks 1. Toora Goals: E. Stuchbery 3, T. Allott 2, A. Garlick 1, D. Hanratty 1, B. Corrie 1. Fish Creek Best: A. Snooks, E. Park, L. Damon, S. Urbans, T. Manne, B. Graham. Toora Best: B. Vardy, J. Bloink, E. Stuchbery, T. Allott, J. King, M. O’Sullivan.
RESERVES Toora 10.6.66 Fish Creek 6.5.41 Leading Goalkicker: J. MaurilliPullin 3 (T). Toora Best: N. Nicholls, J. Maurilli-Pullin, D. McKean, R. East, A. O’Sullivan, S. Kohlman. Fish Creek Best: I. McCallum, M.
utes to play. The game was being played in very good spirits with both sides going hard at the ball and both sides having opportunities to win. Fish Creek’s backline held firm, however, through Pratt, Price and Bright and when Damon hit the post at the 21 minute mark there was a sigh from the big crowd at the canteen end. Fish Creek forced the turnover from the kick in and attacked again. It was Dickie Cooper who sealed the win for the Kangaroos 22 and a half minutes into the quarter when he pounced on a loose ball and snapped truly to push the margin out beyond a goal. This was the final score of the match and Fish Creek held out the Magpies to take a nine point win and hang onto its spot in the top six.
In position: Fish Creek’s Ben Graham looking to handball after evading Toora’s Garlick.
Hill, R. Nicoll, J. Moon, A. Wilkinson, S. Buckland.
THIRDS Fish Creek 17.9.111 Toora 2.4.16 Leading Goalkicker: J. Buckland 5 (F). Fish Creek Best: J. Clifton, J. Buckland, J. McGannon, K. Jacobson, B. Pulham, J. Macri. Toora Best: S. Vening, L. Chatfield, J. Vening, P. Doran, S. Hanning, A. Hewson.
FOURTHS Fish Creek 14.9.93 Toora 0.1.1 Leading Goalkicker: J. Standfield 3 (F). Fish Creek Best: J. Standfield, T. Price, S. McGannon, S. Flanders, M. McGannon, J. Haines. Toora Best: K. Butterworth, J. McDonald, T. Koolen, B. Welsh, C. Edwards, C. Hilder.
Pace attack: Fish Creek’s Justin Smith and Toora’s Lewis Ferguson attack the ball.
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Wonthaggi’s top away win A HAPPY hunting ground for Wonthaggi, the Power secured a great win away against another final’s aspirant in Maffra. Despite a very inaccurate scoreline which flattered Maffra with the end margin of just 22 points, it was certainly
a dominant performance by Wonthaggi. Maffra’s performance at home against Wonthaggi was indeed disappointing. With the chance to consolidate a place in the Gippsland League football top five and to defeat a finals contender, the Eagles were outplayed in soft conditions underfoot. After trailing by 15 points
SENIORS Wonthaggi Power 8.20.68 d Maffra 7.4.46
UNDER 18 Maffra 18.18.126 d Wonthaggi Power 1.1.7
Wonthaggi Power goals: T. Harley 2, J. Blair 2, A. Ferreira 2, J. Thomas 1, D. O’Connor 1. Wonthaggi Power best: B. Dryden, J. Blair, E. Shaw, M. Kelly, M. Coyne, A. Lindsay. Maffra goals: D. Sheen 3, D. Bedggood 2, D. O’Brien 1, J. Hammill 1. Maffra best: W. Gieschen, M. Coleman, K. Porter, O. Booth, J. Lambourn, B. Connelly.
Maffra goals: J. Whelan 3, D. Kosky 3, T. Jolly 3, D. Alexander 2, J. Bennett 2, N. Wozniak 1, B. Regan 1, S. Havers 1, B. Brunt 1, J. Renooy 1. Maffra best: J. Whelan, B. Brunt, H. Thackray, T. Jolly, S. Day. Wonthaggi Power goals: L. O’Connor 1. Wonthaggi Power best: M. Ware, D. Stacey-Van Steensel, L. Membrey, P. Dunlevie, C. Collins, G. Le.
RESERVES Maffra 10.4.64 d Wonthaggi Power 3.3.21 Maffra goals: J. Tatterson 5, J. Jans 1, A. Tulloch 1, J. Weatherley 1, J. Langshaw 1, B. Smith 1. Maffra best: A. Tulloch, A. Coleman, R. Gellie, J. Davis, P. Walker. Wonthaggi Power goals: T. Gedye 2, R. Lindsay 1. Wonthaggi Power best: R. Lindsay, W. Luke, R. Jones, A. Churchill, T. Wells.
UNDER 16 Maffra 26.23.179 d Wonthaggi Power 0.0.0 Maffra goals: H. Holmes 9, A. McKenzie 5, R. Thatcher 3, S. Whelan 3, Z. Matlock 2, D. Nikolajew 1, L. Harrington 1, B. Sargent 1, B. Dyce 1. Maffra best: H. Holmes, H. Evans, S. Whelan, M. Dignan, L. Harrington. Wonthaggi Power goals: Nil. Wonthaggi Power best: C. McLean, B. Rielly, L. Dyball, L. Marotta, D. Wilson, N. Anderson.
at quarter-time, Wonthaggi won 8.20 (68) to 7.4 (46). Keen to rebound from a home loss to Bairnsdale, the Power showed its finals credentials, hard at the ball, running in packs and restricting the Eagles’ moving of the ball out of defence. The Eagles looked good early, leading by as much as four goals midway through the first term with Darren Sheen kicking two of his three goals. From then, the Eagles would only kick two more goals. From the middle of the first quarter, the momentum swung in the Power’s direction with two goals reducing the margin to 15 by the first break. From seven scoring shots, the Power kicked three goals in the second term to the Eagles’ one as the teams went into the long change level on the scoreboard. The Eagles’ accuracy in front of goal served them well. Only one goal was kicked during the third quarter, with the Power particularly wasteful, kicking eight behinds. Sheen kicked the only goal of the term with the Power leading by a point at three-quartertime.
With the game still up for grabs, the Power kicked 3.5 to the Eagles’ 0.2 to win by 22 points. Winston Gieschen, Michael Coleman and Kel Power did their best to combat the strong Wonthaggi midfield. Owen Booth and the returning Brent Connolly worked hard against Power ruckman Earl Shaw. Joel Lambourn was the best of the Maffra defenders. Byron Dryden, Jack Blair and Shaw caused problems for the Eagles for much of the game.
In close: Maffra’s Kel Porter and Wonthaggi’s Byron Dryden battle for possession. Muddy battle: Maffra’s Owen Booth and Wonthaggi’s Earl Shaw contest the ruck.
• Leongatha Cycling
Leongatha riders tackle tour CLUB members b tookk part in i the 3 day Tour of Gippsland for Gippsland clubs which saw racing at Briagolong, Leongatha and Yinnar over the 3 days.
Save for a little drizzle on the Saturday the riders were favoured with reasonable weather. The riders were split into 4 grades for the racing and Leongatha had riders in all grades. Our best results came from the C Grade group. It was also the 50th running of the tour. The sport is fortunate to have the likes of Jim Geary still officiating after being there for the first race in 1964. It is also interesting to see that Jeff Thompson from the Warragul club was competing in his 40th tour. On Saturday both Phil Hanley and Kevin Feely managed to win C grade stages whilst on Sunday it was Neil White who won the C Grade stage. However, the club juniors were competitive in the KOM with both Austin Timmins and Harrison McLean
kkeeping i Phil Hanley H l under d pressure to keep k the lead in that competition. For both Austin and Harrison it was a great learning experience of how stage races operate. In B Grade division, last years winner of C Grade - Will Lumby – was finding the going a bit tougher. However after Saturday he had a handy lead in the KOM competition. It was a similar problem for top junior Tom McFarlane in the A Grade race where the top Warragul riders were setting a task for him. However Tom managed to grab a third in the Leongatha stage on Sunday. In the D Grade section, Kerry Pritchard was competitive on Saturday with several stage placings. However, the hilly course around Nerrena and Mardan on Sunday was much to his liking as he scored an easy win and also took the lead in the king of the mountains competition. It was all set up for a super competitive Monday to resolve the overall winners in each grade. Monday racing saw some team tactics in the C Grade race as the Leongatha riders tried to get Phil Hanley an extra 2 points
k the h llead d hhowever their h i efforts ff to take were to no avail and Phil was left to settle for 2nd overall whilst Kevin Feely took out 3rd overall. Austin Timmins in his first tour secured the King of the Mountains (KOM) competition. In D Grade Kerry was unable to back up his Sunday ride and finished 4th overall. However he kept his eye on the minor prize and secured the KOM competition. It was a similar story in B Grade where Will Lumby secured the KOM title. In A Grade Thomas McFarlane saved his best for last as he took out the stage in a bunch sprint. However the overall winner of the Tour was Cyrus Monk from the Warragul Club. Next Saturday racing will be at Leongatha North. On a sadder note the club mourns the loss of a founding member, life member and former club treasurer. Jack Edney served the club for 40 years as treasurer and was the Cycling Australia Volunteer of the Year recipient in 1999.
Day two of tour: Leongatha’s Tony Clark leads a group of B Grade riders as they depart Leongatha for two laps of the Mardan circuit on Sunday.
Jamie wins $5000 after poker marathon WITH 150 players from Phillip Island to Port Welshpool and everywhere in between, the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club hosted the biggest
turnout to a poker event in the Country Gippsland Region.
Players battled it out for the $15,000 in cash on offer. Everyone sat down to what was going to be a 15 hour marathon event at 2pm
Poker champion: Wonthaggi’s Jamie Blackman won $5000 in the Country Gippsland Region poker event over the weekend.
on Saturday. After seven hours of play on day one, seeing some amazing poker and freak hands, just 58 players left in the event. Those 58 players took their seat on Sunday (day two) at 11am where play recommenced. After nearly four hours, players finally hit the final 16 where the cash payouts started. The top 16: 16th - Loz Mason ($50), 15th - Jono Sidebottom ($50), 14th - Jarrod McFee ($100), 13th - Matt Walker ($100), 12th - Glen Swettenham ($150), 11th - Rob Cartledge ($150), 10th - Danial Anderson ($150), 9th Ian Evision ($150), 8th - Leo Ross ($250), 7th - Nino Ditta ($350), 6th - Peter Braker
($500), 5th - Jason McKelvey ($800), 4th - Chris Wallace ($1,400), 3rd - Steven Miller ($2,300), 2nd - Megan Emery ($3,500) and 1st - Jamie Blackman ($5,000). The final table saw some amazing play and composure. Twelve hours of poker had elapsed yet, the eight players showed no signs of tiring. Players gradually dropped until the final two players, Megan Emery from Toora and Jamie Blackman from Wonthaggi, were left. These two battled it out for over an hour to see who would take home the title. It ended up being the far more experienced Jamie (22 years old) taking the win and collecting $5,000 and the winners’ trophy and poker
bracelet. Jamie Blackman is the Country Gippsland Region’s most successful poker player, finishing in the Top 20 in our Australian Title Main Events twice, and also placing on the Final Table of our State Championship. His earnings well exceed $25,000 just from playing some fun poker with his mates at the pub/club. Jamie also earned a ticket to play in Victoria’s biggest poker event, The Mini Main Event worth a minimum $50,000 guaranteed at Crown Casino on August 2 and 3. All the players entered the Players Championship for free by qualifying at their local APL (Australian Poker
Huge turnout: from Phillip Island to Welshpool, 150 players came along to play poker at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club over the long weekend.
League) venue at a nightly event. The APL Country Gippsland Region offers seven venues of poker, Monday to Friday, Monday - McCartins Hotel, Leongatha, Tuesday - Hotel, Phillip Island, Wednesday - Grand Ridge Brewery, Mirboo Nth, Wednesday - Exchange Ho-
tel, Foster, Thursday - Isle of Wight Hotel, Phillip Island, Friday - Wonthaggi Golf Club and Friday - Pier Port Hotel, Port Welshpool. If you would like to get into playing free poker, visit www. playapl.com or facebook.com/ aplvcg to find out where your nearest venue is.
Runner up: Megan Emery from Toora came second in the poker championship over the weekend, winning $3500.
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thestar.com.au Zac Vernon: The Parrots’ speedster has the ball safely in his grasp despite close attention from three opponents. Photo by Mark Drury.
ROUND 8 SENIORS LADDER W L D
Morwell ......8 0 0 256.03 Sale ...........7 1 0 196.01 Bairnsdale ...6 2 0 147.75 Wonthaggi ...5 3 0 150.54 Maffra.........4 4 0 144.34 Traralgon .....4 4 0 137.40 Leongatha ......3 5 0 129.61 Moe................2 6 0 81.32 Warragul ........1 7 0 23.63 Drouin ............0 8 0 15.18 GOALKICKERS D. Sheen (Maffra) .............. (3) J. Gibbs (Bairnsdale)........ (12) S. Pickett (Bairnsdale)........ (7) N. Nagel (Leongatha) ......... (3) M. Ferguson (Sale) ............ (2) D. MacDonald (Morwell) .... (0) D. Bedggood (Maffra) ........ (2) E. Shaw (Won Pwr) ............ (0) J. Blaser (Moe) .................. (2) T. Johnston (Traralgon) ...... (0) B. Lynch (Leongatha) ......... (1)
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Leongatha do enough to win
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Maffra.........6 Traralgon .....5 Morwell ......5 Wonthaggi ...5 Sale ...........4 Moe................4 Leongatha ......2 Drouin ............1 Warragul ........0
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
387.37 330.35 215.00 142.14 159.31 68.60 132.21 15.69 8.00
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IN an old fashioned arm wrestle, Leongatha did enough to get the points over Moe on Saturday.
GOALKICKERS J. Freeman (Sale) ............... (2) T. Phillips (Morwell) ........... (3) J. Langshaw (Maffra) ......... (1) J. Tatterson (Maffra) .......... (5) J. Rohde (Traralgon) .......... (0) S. Dunbar (Traralgon) ........ (0) M. Allman (Maffra)............. (0) R. Tack (Wonthaggi) .......... (0) E. Johnson (Sale) ............... (5) J. Taylor (Sale) ................... (5) J. Gray (Traralgon) ............. (0)
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Traralgon .....8 0 0 380.37 Sale ...........7 1 0 184.45 Maffra.........6 2 0 149.38 Bairnsdale ...5 3 0 191.91 Moe ...........4 4 0 78.87 Drouin .............4 4 0 74.43 Morwell ..........3 5 0 100.75 Warragul ........2 6 0 57.59 Wonthaggi......1 7 0 24.24 Leongatha ......0 8 0 35.83 GOALKICKERS B. McCarrey (Bairnsdale) ... (5) H. Britten (Traralgon) ......... (3) D. Day (Morwell) ................ (3) J. Van Dyk (Moe) ............... (1) C. Stockdale ....................... (2) D. Kosky (Maffra) ............... (3) C. Graske (Bairnsdale) ....... (1) B. Darby-Lock (Morwell) .... (0) H. McKay (Warragul) ......... (0) N. Rowley (Traralgon) ........ (1) T. Jolly (Maffra) .................. (3)
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UNDER 16 LADDER W L D
Moe ...........8 0 0 605.38 Maffra.........7 1 0 379.10 Bairnsdale ...6 2 0 298.08 Traralgon .....5 3 0 217.61 Sale ...........5 3 0 166.57 Drouin ............4 4 0 111.27 Warragul ........2 6 0 64.00 Morwell ..........2 6 0 26.44 Leongatha ......1 7 0 27.48 Wonthaggi......0 8 0 1.31 GOALKICKERS
32 28 24 20 20 16 8 8 4 0
P. Hill (Bairnsdale).............. (2) A. McKenzie (Maffra) ......... (5) S. Van Dyk (Moe) ............... (4) C. Henness (Sale) .............. (2) L. Di Ciero (Traralgon)........ (4) R. Thatcher (Maffra) .......... (3) N. Pruscino (Bairnsdale) .... (0) A. Young (Moe) .................. (0) R. Tatnell (Bairnsdale) ........ (2) K. Duncan (Traralgon) ........ (3)
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High tackle: Young Parrot, Kaj Patterson won this ball the hard way, when Lloyd Williams’ attempt to spoil collected his head instead of the ball. Photo by Mark Drury.
After the highs of the match against top side Morwell last week, Leongatha’s win was less than impressive; the Parrots just doing enough to for the victory. The season for Leongatha and the Moe Lions has been one of ups and downs but Leongatha had enough firepower and beat the Lions in the premiership third quarter. The first half was a really tight contest and no side could gain the ascendancy. Ben Willis was performing superbly for Leongatha in the ruck, giving runners the first use. At quarter time it was Leongatha 2.1 13 to Moe 2.1.13 The ground was pretty damp making for hard footy but Tom Marriott was excelling in conditions that suited him. Chris Bruns was again on song with another great performance. At half time it was Le-
ongatha 4.2.26 trailing Moe 4.4.28. The third quarter saw Leongatha change a few things around; mainly placing the consistent Chris Verboon out of the backline and up forward. Verboon made an immediate difference and his two goals in the second half helped Leongatha win the break in the third term, booting five goals to Moe’s two. Three quarter time saw Leongatha 9.4.58 to Moe’s 6.5.41. Moe didn’t give up however, throwing out the challenge to Leongatha in the last term. Moe’s inaccuracy in front of goal cost it dearly in this match. With a shot that should have gone through just near the final siren, Moe could have reduced the final margin to just one point. Leongatha’s backline again played well, restricting Moe to just nine goals. Zac Vernon again was in fine form while Nick Nagel was again dangerous playing up the ground and then running forward. James Parry too was getting plenty of the ball.
The win by Leongatha, although less than impressive, opens up the door slightly for a final’s appearance. But the Parrots must beat Traralgon away this Saturday in order to stay alive this season; not an easy task.
The only injury concern is Mark Truscio who pulled up sore and didn’t play the last quarter on Saturday. Should Leongatha play up to its Morwell standards it certainly will have a shot at winning, well worth the look!
Leongatha 11.4.70 d Moe 9.9.63
Moe 8.12.60 d Leongatha 2.6.18
Leongatha goals: N. Nagel 3, C.
Moe goals: S. Curtis 3, D. Young 1, J. Hecker 1, J. Van Dyk 1, L. Charles 1, C. Allen 1. Moe best: D. Young, J. Hecker, J. Casson, L. Charles, R. Farmer, B. Richards. Leongatha goals: J. Ginnane 2. Leongatha best: B. Moscript, N. Argento, M. Olden, L. Nunn, M. Borschman, T. Jones.
Verboon 2, A. Hillberg 1, O. Kerr 1, C. Bruns 1, B. Lynch 1, L. Wright 1, N. Tuckett 1. Leongatha best: C. Bruns, Z. Vernon, J. Parry, C. Verboon, N. Nagel, T. Marriott. Moe goals: K. Mutke 3, J. Blaser 2, D. Keilty 2, B. Collings 1, J. Wood 1. Moe best: L. Sheehan, L. Jenkinson, L. Williams, B. Morrow, P. Ainsworth, B. Collings.
RESERVES Moe 4.7.31 d Leongatha 4.6.30 Moe goals: J. Needham 1, S. Spiteri 1, S. Cougle 1, J. Chessells 1. Moe best: L. Fry, R. McLoughlin, S. Cougle, J. Chessells, A. Gould, R. Stirling. Leongatha goals: B. Davidson 2, M. Davies 1, K. Gray 1. Leongatha best: B. Davidson, M. Borschman, J. Mackie, E. O’Loughlin, T. Renden, K. Gray.
UNDER 16 Moe 18.34.142 d Leongatha 0.0.0 Moe goals: S. Van Dyk 4, J. De Virgilio 4, H. Prestidge 2, J. Wilson 2, H. Sim 2, B. Smith 1, T. Fleming 1, J. Murphy 1, L. Nambirajan 1. Moe best: T. Fleming, L. Farrell, J. De Virgilio, J. Wilson, B. Smith, H. Sim. Leongatha goals: Nil. Leongatha best: C. Alexander, L. Riseley, L. Nunn, A. Stanley, B. Amato, T. Brew.
Eleanor fundraiser at Leongatha LEONGATHA Football/Netball Club was the venue for a fundraiser event for Eleanor Patterson and her support team on Friday night. The main fundraising activity was the auctioning of a number of items, generously donated by individuals and businesses. Terry Ginnane was the auctioneer with MC for the night Kevin Clark.
OTHER MATCHES SENIORS Bairnsdale 27.18.180 d Drouin 2.6.18 Sale 26.16.172 d Warragul 4.2.26 Morwell 112 d Traralgon 47 RESERVES Sale 21.14.140 d Warragul 2.3.15 Traralgon 9.10.64 d Morwell 4.3.27 UNDER 18 Sale 13.12.90 d Warragul 1.3.29 Bairnsdale 18.5.113 d Drouin Traralgon 20.13.133 d Morwell 4.3.27 UNDER 16 Sale 9.11.65 d Warragul 2.0.12 Bairnsdale 9.6.60 d Drouin 3.9.27 Traralgon 17.17.119 d Morwell 2.1.13
The item of particular interest was a Dyson Heppell Essendon Football jumper, signed by Dyson and the jumper bore his name on the back, worn on just one game day. This item attracted spirited bidding and sold for around $700. Another item, the Australian netball training top, signed by the Diamonds also sold for around $700 The generosity of the community was on display and the total raised was significant. This money will go towards getting Eleanor’s support team to the Commonwealth Games in July, mainly so Eleanor’s coach David Green can be there for Eleanor’s bid for gold in the high jump.
“It will be vital to have David here for the Games,” Eleanor said. There are three lead-up events in Queensland which are not funded so the money will go towards these costs as well. Meanwhile it is a busy time for Eleanor as she juggles her Year 12 studies with games preparations. It is only a matter of five weeks before Eleanor catches the plane for pre-game preparations in England before heading to Glasgow, Scotland for the games proper. She will have the support of the whole South Gippsland community behind her. Organisers thank the Leongatha Football Netball Club for providing the facility on the night.
Team Patterson: Eleanor Patterson, right, is confident her coach David Green will be able to make the journey to the Commonwealth Games.
Go Eleanor: attending the fundraiser event were, from left, Kate Edney, Eleanor Patterson, and Tayla Delaney.
School support: Eleanor had the support of school friends at the fundraiser, from left, Tessa Zuidema, Brittini Hayward, Ebony Zuidema and Grace Keogh.
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Young guns take to nationals By Tayla Kershaw
SHOOTING duo Jack Stockdale and Nick Johnstone represented the Korumburra Gun Club in the Australian Clay Target Association’s 2014 National Skeet Championships recently.
This was a first for Jack. Nick participated in the championships last year. Nick took it on two and a half years ago. Jack’s interest has grown over the past 12 months. “Family got us into it,” Jack said. “We bought a gun and a pack of shells, which didn’t last long.” Both boys went into the week long championships in the B Grade side
and came out as A Grade competitors. “You have to shoot a certain percentage of targets to go up a grade,” Nick said. Nick shot 49/50 targets in his first event, earning him second place in B Grade. He also achieved third in the national title, having hit 213 of 218 targets. Jack came home with two gold medals and a sash for nationals. The sash was earned for shooting 93 targets out of 100 in the sub junior division. Nick came away proud, having shot his first straight 75 targets. “It was awesome,” the 16 year old said. Amongst their individual triumphs, the boys also qualified for the Australian junior skeet team. This team participates
in a shoot off against New Zealand. The Australian team has already had its turn and the New Zealand team will shoot in November. The pair was very competitive against one another; however it was Jack who shot 50/50 for the Australian team, naming him the team’s highest gun winner. Nick shot 48/50. “I didn’t think I had a chance,” Jack said. “The other guys in the team were all AA Grade players.” The week ended with an entertaining Hall of Shame dinner, which included a presentation of ridiculous awards. The boys would like to thank their parents and coach Max Oakley for the support they have provided.
Shooting champions: Koonwarra’s Jack Stockdale and Leongatha South’s Nick Johnstone wear their medals and badges with pride after achieving excellent results in the Australian Clay Target Association’s 2014 National Skeet Championships recently.
Premiers: Leongatha Lightning back row from left, Cam Olden, Vincent Monaghan, Matt Darmanin, Dan Monaghan (coach). Front row from left, Nathan Trotto, Nicholas Battersby, Sam McGannon, Trent Westaway. Absent, George Batten. As reported in The Star, June 3, the basketball team has won four premierships in the representative season. A magnificent effort.
Above, Winners: place getters in the year 11 boys from left, Oliver Callcott from Foster PS, first; Jack Opitz, Cowes PS, second; and Jacob Wrigley, Leongatha PS, third.
Past the post: winners of the 9/10 year old girls race, from left, Yasmin Duursma from Foster PS, first; Poppy Corbett from San Remo PS, second; Dallas Loughridge, third.
They’re racing At the races: from left from Newhaven College, Finlay Cousins, Mackinley Thompson and Isabella O’Neill; from St Joseph’s, Wonthaggi, Courtney Fletcher and Gaby Hynes; Imogen Bradford, Ella Osborne, Ruby Stubbles and Shontelle O’Connor from Newhaven College practising for their cross country event.
TWENTY seven primary schools competed in the trials of the South Gippsland Division Cross Country under blue skies and in front of a large crowd at the Stony Creek race course on Thursday, June 5.
The top 10 place getters in each male and female age group qualified to compete in the Combined Gippsland Primary/Secondary Cross Country to be held at Lardner Park on Thursday, June 19.
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