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Clowning around LACHIE McCarthy, Lucas Chapman and Liam Roberts from the Mirboo North Playgroup had lots of fun dressed as clowns in the Arty Gras Festival parade at Mirboo North on Saturday morning. The weekend long festival combined music, food and art, united by the theme ‘What the hat?’, which encouraged festival-goers to don their best hat. Hundreds of people enjoyed the iconic street parade through the heart of town. Full story and more photos on page 2.

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HOSPITAL CEO QUITS By Tony Giles GIPPSLAND Southern Health Service (GSHS) CEO Gary Templeton has resigned from his position.

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The shock decision comes just months after Leongatha’s new $32.5 million was officially opened. Staff at GSHS were informed of the decision in the middle of last week. The board has obtained the services of Mark Petty to fill the position of acting CEO while the search process for a new CEO started on Monday, May 12. Mr Petty is being seconded

from his senior executive role at The Austin Hospital in Melbourne for the time needed. The president of the board of the health service, David Harvey, issued a statement informing the public that “Gary Templeton has resigned his employment after more than 17 year’s service”. “As chairman of the board, I would like to thank Gary for his service. I would also like to acknowledge that, under his leadership and guidance, GSHS has become a leading rural health provider with excellent facilities and that GSHS is in a strong financial position,” he said. The Star asked if Mr Harvey could outline

the reasons for Mr Templeton’s resignation but he said these reasons were confidential. However Mr Harvey did say there was no question of impropriety involved in the decision. Neither was Mr Templeton leaving for other employment. He said Mr Templeton’s position would end on July 1 but between now and that date he was on leave. Mr Harvey said the Department of Health was fully aware of the situation. The announcement outlined some of the major achievements Mr Templeton made over the years. Continued on page 4.

Resigns: outgoing Gippsland Southern Health Service CEO Gary Templeton.

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Arts on show MIRBOO North came alive this Mother’s Day weekend, with the annual Arty Gras festival held from Friday to Sunday.

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the skating competition but the Mirboo North Primary School’s art show was again a pleasing fundraiser for the school, attracting hundreds of art-

works. “There is a growing artists and musicians community in Mirboo North,” Mr Evans said, noting such a community of cre-

ative types contributed to the festival’s annual rise. A band of 80 musicians led the parade and events continued throughout the weekend.

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The Mirboo North Arty Gras festival comprises of music, food, community events and celebrations, with the highlight for many the massive street parade. “The theme of this year’s parade was What the Hat? So we asked everybody to put on their best hat,” organiser Ian Southall said. Hundreds of people lined the street to watch the famous street parade, which was given a reprieve from the morning’s rain. “We were absolutely ecstatic,” event chairman Paul Evans said. Bands performed inside The Grainstore, the new market organised by

the festival committee was successful and the poetry reading evening was well received. Unfortunately rain forced the cancellation of

Above, Nice work: Jacquie, Gabby and David Buissink from Mirboo North were at the Arty Gras art show on Saturday, admiring the artwork by Mirboo North Primary School students, including Gabby.

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Left, Big smile: Koko the clown was a hit with the audience during the Mirboo North Arty Gras parade on Saturday.

Hairdos turn heads A SPECTACULAR hair and casual clothes day was held at Leongatha Primary School last week. Students brought $2 to help 20 students travel to Melbourne to the State School Spectacular, a giant musical performed by students chosen from all over Victoria. Hair flair: from left, Grade 3s Ava Patterson, Jett Clark and Ella Littlejohn of Leongatha Primary School.

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“THE STAR”, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - PAGE 3

Heroes save man

By Helen Bowering

A YOUNG Leongatha student performed lifesaving CPR on a man, aided by two other local women, just outside Korumburra on May 5. While Glenroy tradesman Jason Mackintosh did help save the man, as reported widely in Melbourne newspapers and on the television last week, an eye witness on the scene told The Star the Leongatha student and two other local women deserved praise also. According to the woman, who didn’t want to be named, she wanted to set the record straight and make sure the three ladies who worked hard to save the man received the recognition they deserved. The man suffered a heart attack in his car on the highway just outside Korumburra. The eye witness told The Star, “I was heading out of Korumburra on my way to Melbourne and saw a car in the middle of the road. I slowed down as I thought it could be cattle on the road. “I stopped and saw the car was still moving, I got out and saw the man was convulsing. A man was there (Jason Mackintosh) and he did tap on the window and lent into the car and turned the car off. So in that respect he did help save the man’s life. “Jason was shaking like a leaf. I mean it isn’t everyone who can handle this type of life threatening situation. “The young girl from Leongatha arrived on the scene and saw the man.

She said (to Jason) get the man out of the car.” She described the man in the car as “a big man, about 6ft 2in and about 110 kilos”. “Jason did assist in pulling the man out of the car and the Leongatha girl got him onto the ground,” the eye witness said. According to the witness, the young girl asked Jason to hold the man’s head while she started on compressions and yelled out to someone to get a blanket to put under the patient’s head. The witness asked another motorist for a blanket. “The girl was very calm and very much in control. It certainly wasn’t Jason performing the CPR. The Leongatha girl asked him to hold the man’s head,” the eye witness said. “An Alex Scott man on the scene rang 000 and was very frustrated with all the questions and what was only minutes seemed like hours that passed while the young girl worked on the man, doing the compressions, assisted by two other women who had arrived on the scene; a vet in her 40s who was taking the pulse and a nurse from Korumburra doing the breathing. “The three ladies worked on the man carrying out the CPR, compression, breathing and taking the pulse, but it was the Leongatha girl directing the whole

operation. When the young girl was exhausted, the women swapped around. “I just wanted to set the record straight and I am sure the family of the man who was saved would want to know the three local women helped save his life. “When you think only two per cent of men would survive having a heart attack being worked on with CPR, this young Leongatha girl and two local assistants are really the heroes.” The witness said she did hear there has been some talk of awards and thought it should be the young girl from Leongatha and the two women assisting who should be at the front of the queue. As reported, Jason was asked by the paramedics who had arrived on the scene to drive the ambulance to the Korumburra hospital so they could work on the man on the way. After arriving safely at hospital, the patient was transferred to Monash Medical Centre. One of the paramedics, Ben Minchin, said Mr Mackintosh and the other bystanders saved the man’s life. “Without any doubt he would not have been alive without the CPR being performed before we arrived,” he told 3AW.

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Above, Blossoming friendship: Lani Bellingham, right, of Leongatha Primary School, with her buddy Heidi at Changshu Experimental Primary School, China. Left, Iconic location: Leongatha Primary School students, parents and staff in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China.

Leongatha children in awe of China By Laura Gibb LEONGATHA Primary School students talk with great energy about their recent trip to China.

Welcome aboard: Gippsland Southern Health Service board president, David Harvey (left) welcomes acting CEO Mark Petty on his first day yesterday (Monday, May 12)

“It was an amazing experience,” Isla Hickey said. “I’d go back in a heartbeat,” Malik Phillips said. The students visited their sister school in Changshu, Changshu Experimental Primary School, which is a four storey building accommodating 4000 children. Twenty students from Leongatha Primary went, along with 20 parents and six teachers, on a 12 day trip that covered Shanghai, Suzhou, Beijing and the Great Wall, as well as four days at the school. “It’s an amazing school,” Leon-

gatha Primary School principal Rob Higgins, who went on the trip, said. He said talking with his counterpart at Changshu Experimental Primary School was worthwhile. Thirteen students and a teacher from Changshu Experimental Primary School will visit Leongatha Primary School in July and stay with host families. The Leongatha students are already communicating with the Chinese visitors, as well as with friends they made during their travels. Leongatha travellers prized the friends they made in China above all the other benefits of the trip. “The best thing was meeting my buddy,” Lani Bellingham said. “We’ve Skyped and emailed and she really wants to come over.” While in China, Isla Hickey was welcomed into her buddy’s home for a sleepover.

Otherwise, the Leongatha group stayed in hotels. The Leongatha travellers learnt a small amount of Mandarin language before their trip. For three evenings, student and parent pairs were shown around Changshu by a Chinese family. “The hospitality was just overwhelming,” Mr Higgins said. The travellers would return to the hotel with a different story every day; of flying kites in the park, rowing boats on the lake, eating at top restaurants and making dumplings with the extended family. Leongatha students were adventurous and tasted everything – even a few surprising items. Malik said he ate a cricket and tasted a scorpion and a spider. Lani said she ate a boiled chicken’s foot and the hind parts of a turtle.

Mr Higgins said he was proud Leongatha Primary School is leading the region’s relationship with China, which is so important to dairy and other industries. “Everyone who participated was an excellent ambassador for our school and our country,” he said. He said there are benefits for everyone at Leongatha Primary School. In three years, Leongatha Primary has built the relationship with its sister school from teacher exchange to student exchange. Leongatha Secondary College also has a sister school in Changshu, which a school entourage will visit later in the year. Preparations for the group travelling from Leongatha Primary to China in 2015 are already underway.

Hospital Bair Street relief by 2016 CEO quits By Sarah Vella

Continued from page 1. “Arguably Gary’s greatest contribution was in the area of infrastructure. Major works included rebuilding of the Korumburra Hospital, the aged care facility of Koorooman House, the Leongatha Hospital and accommodation units for visiting and short term staff. GSHS should now be regarded as having one of the best rural health infrastructures in the state. Gary’s role in these developments was enormous,” the statement said. “Gary, for his part, thanks the current board and previous boards for the support they have given him over his period of employment. He also wishes to acknowledge the work done by his management team and all other staff.” Other achievements by the outgoing CEO outlined in the statement include significant organisational changes, including the completion of the amalgamation of the Korumburra and District Hospital and the Leongatha Hospital, developing an integrated Primary Care Centre Plan and a proposed new model for the development of urgent care services. Under Mr Templeton’s tenure, the range of medical services available to people in South Gippsland was expanded, with the introduction of CT scanning to Leongatha Hospital, the development and implementation of chemotherapy and ophthalmology services, ensuring the availability of pathology services and the proposed expansion of urgent care services. Mr Templeton was responsible for delivering surpluses in 16 of the 17 years he was CEO. This sound financial management helped fund chemotherapy and a range of other services, as well as funding 40 per cent of the cost of the new Leongatha Hospital. In the area of training, GSHS has contributed to the training of doctors by providing placements and training programs in conjunction with Monash University Gippsland and by providing interns with accredited training placements. Externally, Mr Templeton has represented the health service on the board of the Victorian Hospitals Industrial Association and the Gippsland Health Alliance.

A LONG awaited $5.12 million heavy vehicle alternate route for Leongatha should be completed by 2016, and allow Bair Street to be developed into a more user friendly shopping precinct. South Gippsland Shire Council’s director of development services Phil Stone said the heavy vehicle alternate route was “very good

news for the town”. “The benefit, besides the $5 million investment in the community, is to direct truck traffic out of Bair Street and down Long Street,” he said. Mr Stone said the route chosen, which was suggested by a stakeholder reference group, was formally agreed to by the council in 2013. The proposed route will mean all traffic coming from Melbourne along the South Gippsland Highway will have right of way to turn left onto Roughead Street. Traffic will then have to

negotiate the right turn onto Long Street, but will be assisted at the Ogilvy Street intersection by traffic lights. Mr Stone said redirecting heavy traffic should have great benefits for Bair Street, with the alternate route project expected to hasten plans for its redevelopment. “It will make Bair Street more attractive for pedestrians and will hopefully encourage retail development,” he said. “It will be fantastic for the community.” Mr Stone said subject to a council decision, there

About time: Andrew Newton from Alex Scott and Staff, Glenys Foster from Landmark and Peter Dwyer from Alex Scott are happy to hear an alternate route is finally on its way in Leongatha.

have been some preliminarily funds for design works put into the long term financial plan. “The overall concept for Bair Street is to move it to a single lane with more parking and better pedestrian access,” he said. The detailed design phase of the alternate route project will begin shortly, which Mr Stone said should be completed by December this year. “We have got some rough estimates of timelines, but we will require further consultation work as well,” he said. “Once the detailed design stage is complete, construction can take place. We expect the alternate route should be finished by 2016. “VicRoads will carry out the construction and the council, in conjunction with VicRoads, will be in charge of the community consultation. “We will aim to bring the stakeholder reference group back together to work on the detailed design stage.” Alan Steenholdt from Alex Scott and Staff in Leongatha said because the alternate route will reduce the amount of heavy traffic and the cow manure that comes with it on Bair Street, the new route had to be a bonus. “It should make it more comfortable and user friendly for pedestrians, and if the long term plans to rejuvenate Bair Street go ahead, it will be a huge improvement for the street,” he said. Mr Steenholdt said the proposed route was the best option for council and VicRoads to adopt.

Mr Steenholdt said whether or not the alternate route takes cars away from the main street will depend on how the alternate route is set up. Leongatha Chamber of Commerce president and Bair Street trader Peter Watchorn said securing funding for an alternate route was good news for the town. “It is long overdue. It is not perfect but it will pave the way to redevelop Bair Street as a safer shopping environment,” he said. “There are probably some things that aren’t good about it, but hopefully it will go through. If this didn’t happen I think we would be back to square one. People have got to look it at like that.” “Bair Street is well over due for redevelopment. It needs a better streetscape and more parking to make it shopper friendly.” “As a trader in Bair Street, I think it will be good.” Long Street residents believe the ban on people turning right out and into Jeffery and A’Beckett streets was a farce. They say people are able to turn right out of and into other streets that come off the South Gippsland Highway. They believe more traffic from eastern Leongatha will be directed up Turner Street and across the already dangerous intersection near Kat’s Korner corner shop. A resident also told The Star traffic will bank up at the Roughead Street intersection instead of Anderson Street.


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away from the Bass Coass Shire, Cr Phillips said he can understand the community’s frustration and anger. Asked what he saw as some of the big issues leading to the discontent on the Island, Cr Phillips said the tip was of concern to residents “and rightly so”. “There has been 19 years of inaction by council on the tip issue,” he said. Cr Phillips said the present situation is just a bandaid solution. “Council is looking at another alternative and there should be something in place by 2016,” he said. The Star asked whether a long wait till 2016 was good enough and Cr Phillips said it wasn’t. “The lack of a pool on Phillip Island is another major issue. It isn’t easy and I know how hard the local community has been pushing for a pool to be established,” he said. The Star pointed out to Cr Phillips South Gippsland Shire Council currently supports public pools in six of its towns, including a heated pool at Toora, Foster, a state of the art Splash pool in Leongatha, Korumburra, Mirboo North and at Poowong. All are towns with a population much smaller than Phillip Island. The Bass Coast Shire on the other hand is not interested in helping Phillip Island establish a public pool at all, rather directing all the shire funding to build a new swimming complex in Wonthaggi when it already has a pool. Council has stated in the past a pool at Phillip Island is not a council priority and would not be discussed for another 15 years. While Cr Phillips didn’t think a hospital would be returned to the Island, he recognised the need for

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Turbines on their way TRUCKS carrying major wind turbine components to the Bald Hills Wind Farm will be arriving from today, Tuesday, May 13. Because of the load sizes of the trucks, movements will occur between approximately 2am and 6am to minimize the impact to other road users. Trucks carrying components will be on the roads between now and the end of October. Components arrive into the Port of Hastings and from there they will be transported by road via Wonthaggi and Tarwin Lower to the wind farm site. The wind turbines components being trucked include eight main components, the lower, middle

and upper tower sections, the nacelle or body of the turbine, the hub or attachment to the front of the nacelle and the three blades. Each of these components must be transported on separate trucks due to their size and weight; which means approximately 400 truck movements will be carried out over the six month period. The longest truck and trailer combination carrying the blades will have an overall length of approximately 52 metres. In some cases where road conditions dictate, the truck may need to drive along the centre line, which will mean oncoming traffic may need to pull off the road and stop while the trucks pass. For other road users travelling behind the over dimensional loads, over-

taking opportunities may be limited depending on the road conditions. “We would be very grateful if drivers in this situation could be patient and follow the directions of the escort vehicle per-

sonnel,” general manager of Bald Hill Wind Farms Matthew Croome said. “We urge drivers to take care around the load and escort vehicles. There may be some build up of traffic especially when

the load and escort vehicles have to slow down at intersections and cross bridges and culverts. We ask drivers to follow any directions given by the escort vehicle personnel.” “Bald Hills Wind Farm

Public Announcement Changed Traffic Conditions Over Dimensional Traffic on Local Roads Duration: May 2014 - October 2014 Travel Times: Mon - Sat between 2am - 6am Bald Hills Wind Farm advises that we will be transporting major wind turbine components for the Bald Hills Wind Farm Project from the Port of Hastings via Wonthaggi and Tarwin Lower to the wind farm site at Tarwin Lower. Please refer to the map below for details of the route. We will be undertaking the transport of these loads between 13 May 2014 and the end of October 2014. To minimize the impact on other road users the loads will be transported at night between 2am and 6am. The loads will be carried on specialized trailers pulled by prime movers and will travel below the posted speed limits due to their size and weight. There will be a minimum of two escort vehicles accompanying every delivery. These vehicles will escort the load along the route to manage traffic in front of and behind the load, as well as keeping an eye on safety. In some locations safety personnel escorting these loads will need to direct traffic to allow the trucks to navigate intersections.

understands some road users may experience delays due to these deliveries and we thank drivers in advance for their cooperation and patience during the movement of these loads.”

Should people have any queries or concerns regarding the wind turbine component deliveries they should contact the company on 1800 027 689 or email to info@baldhillswindfarm.com.au.

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Farewell, Brian Rawlins, OAM By Laura Gibb

Heart Support Australia, and to the community of Gippsland. Among many volunteering activities, he volunteered at the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, Gippsland Southern Health Service for 10 years, at Hillside Lodge for 10 years and at Prom Country Visitor Information Centre for over 10 years. He was Korumburra’s Citizen of the Year in 2003. In 2013, Mr Rawlins moved to Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, to be with family. He lived with his wife Diane at Corymbia, a two hectare wildlife sanctuary 20km north of Coffs Harbour. Mr Rawlins passed away on May 7 after a brief illness. His family held a private funeral. See The Star on May 20 for a full obituary.

TIRELESS health and community worker and former Korumburra resident Brian William Rawlins, OAM, passed away on May 7, 2014. Mr Rawlins moved to Korumburra in 1996 and was well known for his work fundraising for Heart Support Australia. Mr Rawlins was the director of Heart Support Australia from 2003 to 2007, founder of the South Gippsland branch in 1997, and life member, instrumental in the development and consolidation of new branches in other areas of Victoria. In 2009, just after he recovered from his own heart surgery, he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for service to health through

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Roads, rail funding welcomed THE Committee for Gippsland welcomes the focus on infrastructure – particularly road and rail announcements for Gippsland - in this year’s Victorian Budget, as well as statewide initiatives for businesses that will benefit the region. “Most significantly, there is funding of nearly $32 million for the Sand Road interchange at Longwarry, and funding to support the Federal Government’s contribution to the Leongatha heavy vehicle bypass,” Committee for Gippsland CEO Mary Aldred said. “Both projects were identified in the Committee for Gippsland’s Freight Infrastructure Master Plan, released earlier this year, and complement efforts by South Gippsland and Baw Baw shires, and local MPs.” The Committee for Gippsland’s budget submission, addressed directly to treasurer Michael O’Brien in January, also highlighted the Sand Road Interchange and Leongatha heavy vehicle route, among other roads priorities. “Disappointingly, there is not yet any commitment on funding for a new hospital for West Gippsland, but undoubtedly the $73 million announced last week for redevelopment of Latrobe Regional Hospital will benefit the whole region,” said Ms Aldred. The Committee for Gippsland attended the budget lock up for the first time this year, along with the Committees for Ballarat and Geelong, among other stakeholders. Finance Minister Gordon RichPhilliips, Transport Minister Terry Mulder, and Ports, Manufacturing and Major Projects Minister David Hodgett

addressed the lock up, and the Committee for Gippsland questioned Minister Hodgett on linkages from Gippsland to the Port of Hastings. “Encouragingly, the Ports Minister said there would be a ‘first-class road and rail network’ from Gippsland to the Port of Hastings, and this is essential for our region’s exporters to have the most efficient access possible,” Ms Aldred said. The Committee for Gippsland also welcomed the $4 million that will be provided for a Victorian Coal Development Strategy, to maximise market opportunities and economic benefits. This will be of major significance to the Latrobe Valley, where there will also be $8.3 million directed to Clean Coal Victoria, and funding of $4.2 million for mine stability. “Energy and resources are a top five industry sector for Gippsland’s economy, and it is crucial the government communicate strongly around policy certainty and strategic investment for the sector,” Ms Aldred said. In its submission to the Victorian Treasurer in January, C4G also called for better upgrades to both passenger and freight rail through Gippsland. There are a number of budget announcements on rail for Gippsland, including $2.5 billion on the PakenhamCranbourne lines for upgrades that will increase capacity by around 30 percent, and provide more reliable freight movements for Gippsland, and commence upgrading in 2015. On the renamed Melbourne Metro rail project, there will be a duplication of tracks around the city loop, which means passenger trains from Pakenham, Cranbourne and Frankston, while currently slowing around Richmond into the city, will be more efficient.

Korumburra ecstatic By Stuart Biggins

PRINCIPAL of the Korumburra Secondary College, Abigail Graham said the school is ready to get started after a $5 million funding boost was announced in the State Budget last, Tuesday, May 6. Excitement will build as parents, teachers, students and others in the community engage in the conversation about “what type of learning environment we want, how we want to teach and how we want our students to learn,” Ms Graham said. The priority for the school is to replace the oldest buildings in the school, the science and technology buildings which have been there since 1958. Deputy Premier Peter Ryan said the Victorian Government would invest the money so the school can complete a master plan and begin initial construction works. The school council has been working hard for several years to secure funding

for a new school for the Korumburra community. The $5 million is expected to cover what would be stage one of a redevelopment, to be started once the master plan has been signed off. Another important consideration in the plans will be the partnership between Burra Foods and the school. Burra Foods is closely involved in the school cur-

riculum with a variety of ongoing programs and Ms Graham is keen to foster this relationship, seeing it as an important aspect in developing the students’ understanding of what it means to be successful in a global context. “We need to challenge our existing thoughts about what a school should look like,” Ms Graham said. She looks forward to

touring nearby school developments in Mirboo North and Leongatha. An expected announcement in the State Budget for money for a new education precinct in Wonthaggi wasn’t forthcoming. With Bass MLA Ken Smith bowing out at the next election, this was seen as a golden opportunity for him and the State Government.

Blueprint for the future: in Year 9, these Year 7 students will be occupying a brand new, state of the art facility at Korumburra Secondary. They greet the announcement with exclamations of “Wow!” and “Awesome!” and are full of ideas about how to go about the initial stage of planning including Google images, and talking to students and designers. Here, from left, student Therese Roberts, principal Abigail Graham, Eugene Douglas and Tina Telfer-McAuliffe are excited about the school’s future.

Phone collapse hurts businesses By Stuart Biggins LEONGATHA businesses Gardner Electronics and Leongatha Kitchens were among the 10,000 Australians nation wide impacted by the collapse of telecommunications companies. The receivership of telecommunications wholesaler, AsiaPAC and its subsidiaries Melbourne based iBoss International and One Telecom affected customers, as the companies provide wireless,

post-paid mobile, fixed line phone and internet services for business and residential customers. Users were disconnected after the parent company, AsiaPAC was placed into administration following a court order by the Victorian Supreme Court. To frustrate matters further, customer enquiries were generally met with brick walls of silence and customers, some of whom had their services resumed on Friday, May 9 after a week of down time on, were unable to obtain a time frame for when mat-

ters might be resolved. The administrator of the AsiaPAC Communications Group announced on Monday, May 5 it had secured a buyer for the company and its subsidiaries, but Carrie Bruce from Leongatha Kitchens was informed by Corporate Choice, the company which brokered their telecommunications services, it might be May 29 before services resume. Understandably she said, “We cannot wait that long.” Carrie and her husband Dan describe the situation as stressful and say they

are devastated by what has happened. “We don’t know how many jobs we have lost because of it,” she said. “Our new clients reach us via the Yellow Pages and when they call us they think we have gone out of business. “We pride ourselves on our customer service. This makes you realise how much we rely on the internet and how easy it is to become unplugged.” One of the service providers caught up in the complex and tangled web of companies is ONEseniors which provides tele-

phone and internet services to the over 55s including not only landlines, mobile and internet but also the critical aged care service, medical alerts. James and Kath Dell’s business Gardner Electronics in Leongatha was reconnected on Friday, May 9 but was similarly affected. Their business had been without its telephone service since May 1 and clients calling were met by a message telling them the service was temporarily unavailable. Like the Bruces at Leongatha Kitchens, the Dells felt as though they were being held hostage, as there was nothing they could do.

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Police back Oxfam

LEONGATHA and Wonthaggi Police united to take part in the Oxfam Trailwalker event recently. Using the local football club themes, Sergeant Dale McCahon, Senior Constables Rohan Michael and Don Haw, and Constable Clint Goff represented the Grounded Parrots from Leongatha. The Power Trip team from Wonthaggi comprised of Sergeant Sean Kennedy, Leading Senior Constable John Hynd, and Detective Senior Constables Paul Burns

and Ash Bell. Both teams were satisfied with their performance, with the Grounded Parrots finishing the trek in 20 hours and 30 minutes, coming in at 80th of 800 teams. The Power Trip was not far behind in just over 22 hours and finishing in 120th position. It was a bright and early 7am start at Jells Park in Glen Waverley for the 100 kilometre Melbourne trek. Participants proceeded to the southern end of the Dandenongs and traversed the Dandenong Ranges to Olinda, with a particularly diffi-

cult section that included the new Kokoda Memorial Track. From Olinda, a flat stretch to Warburton led into a hilly and rough last 15 kilometres to finish at Wesburn Park. The weather was kind, with the forecasted rain generally holding off. “It was great for team building,” Sergeant McCahon said. “It’s a good physical challenge.” Equally important as the physical challenge was the fundraising effort for Oxfam. Both teams paid a $600 entry fee, which funded the running of the event and

Powerful team: Sergeant Sean Kennedy, Detective Senior Constable Paul Burns, Leading Senior Constable John Hynd and Detective Senior Constable Ash Bell represented the Wonthaggi Police Station in the Power Trip team at this year’s Oxfam Trailwalker in Melbourne.

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A PATRON allegedly became aggressive towards security at Leongatha’s McCartin’s Hotel on Sunday. The patron assaulted a hotel staff member at 12am on Sunday, before being removed by security. Police arrived after being called by hotel staff and arrested the man. After being detained, the man became violent again and rushed at police, who deployed capsicum spray against him. No injuries were sustained by police or the offender. The 32 year old Leongatha man is to be charged with assaults and liquor licensing offences, and will appear in court at a later date.

AN ELDERLY man died after a house fire in Cowes on Saturday. The fire started in the home in Albany Road at 3.30am and was not considered suspicious. A neighbour was awoken to the noise of the fire at an adjoining house and contacted the CFA. The homeowner was found unconscious in a rear room after CFA volunteer personnel broke a window to gain entry to the house. The fire was extinguished but the home was significantly destroyed. The man was given CPR by CFA members assisted by Ambulance Victoria personnel. He was resuscitated and airlifted to the Alfred Hospital in a serious con-

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all donations went directly to Oxfam’s charity work. The Grounded Parrots were overwhelmed with the support from friends and family, with 70 separate sponsors contributing to raise $3200. The Power Trip also raised over $2000 for a combined overall total of well over $5000. Corporate sponsors at Wonthaggi came to the fore with Wonthaggi Accident Centre, Paint Place, Shadow Security, Betta Home Living, Industrial Food Machinery, Alpha Rigging Service, Grant Murray

Plastering, Blumfield Carpentry, Foot and Ankle Clinic, and Inverloch Cabins and Apartments being major contributors. “It was exceptionally well done with an incredible amount of volunteer work,” Sergeant McCahon said. The teams would not have been able to compete without the fantastic efforts of their support crews in Col and Pam Underwood, Kiara and Keisha Roffey, Clint Bordonaro, Craig Gourlay and Jason Hullick, along with many others dropping in for support at one or two of the pit stops.

Valued team: Kiara and Keisha Roffey, Sergeant Dale McCahon, Constable Clint Goff, Senior Constable Rohan Michael, Col and Pam Underwood, Sergeant Jason Hullick and Senior Constable Don Haw were part of the Grounded Parrots team at this year’s Melbourne Oxfam Trailwalker.

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dition. He died shortly afterwards. The Bass Coast Criminal Investigations Unit is preparing a brief for the coroner.

Ute missing A SILVER 1997 Holden Rodeo ute was stolen from Parr Street, Leongatha, on Saturday night. The ute has the registration number OHM122. Any person who has seen the vehicle is asked to immediately contact police at Leongatha or by calling 000.

Gas incident near miss A GAS pump was leaking at a Caltex Service Centre in Bass at 10am Tuesday (May 6). A console operator at the service station was alerted by a customer of the leak in the forecourt. The operator shut down the gas supply to the pump and notified 000. CFA HAZMAT (Hazardous and Dangerous Materials) crews and police units attended and cordoned off the area, averting a serious incident. Investigations are continuing, but CFA and police do not believe there are suspicious circumstances.

Trailer taken A GREY coloured trailer was stolen from the Leongatha industrial estate on Sunday night. Unknown offenders gained entry to a yard in McPherson Street to steal the trailer. The trailer has the registration number R60356. Any sighting is to be reported to Leongatha Police immediately.

Firewood thieves TWO Inverloch men were arrested for stealing firewood from a private property over the weekend. They were also caught taking firewood from the side of the road. Police remind the public taking firewood is an offence. Further enquiries are underway and police are currently processing other offences. If anyone has any information they are urged to contact Senior Constable Luke Anderton at Inverloch Police Station.

Lost property A SAMSUNG mobile phone has been handed to Leongatha Police after it was found in the female toilet at the Leongatha Memorial Hall on Wednesday. A ladies watch was handed in two weeks ago after being found in the car park behind the Stadium 4 Cinema. Both items can be claimed on proof of ownership at the Leongatha Police Station.

Mobile phone ban POLICE are on the lookout for drivers using their mobile phones while on the roads. Distracted drivers post a risk but the offence is not restricted to young drivers. This week in Leongatha, a local woman in her mid ’50s received penalty notices for mobile phone use and failing to use her indicator.

Speeding in school zones POLICE are still detecting motorists exceeding the 40 kilometre speed limit in Leongatha school zones.

Although enforcement by police has lowered the numbers of drivers detected speeding in school zones, incidents are still occurring. The period immediately after 9am is a dangerous time as this is when children running late for school can be distracted and cross roads without looking.

Fog warning THE Bass Coast Highway Patrol reminds road users to be careful on the roads when there’s fog. Keep your headlights on to stay safe during foggy conditions. Several accounts of dangerous driving were reported during the fog on Monday morning (May 12).

JPs in on Mondays JPs are at the Leongatha Police Station each Monday between 10am and 3pm for document signing. Cam Abood JP has recently gained authority to sign Births, Deaths and Marriages documents, which will be a valuable asset for the service. He can only sign these documents at a police station. The numbers of people coming in on Mondays has dropped in the last few weeks and to justify the service, police need the public to make a concerted effort to attend on a Monday. This is also a good time to catch police for other matters, as there will be a police member present as well.

Cr Neil Rankine THE State Budget was released last week, and for the second year running, there was effectively nothing from the State Government for the people of Bass Coast. 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. The proposed education precinct will offer excellence in training, expertise and shared facilities to support our growth. It will also provide vital tertiary education locally – something our school leavers who are unable to relocate or travel for further study are currently missing out on. Council was disappointed to see a lack of funding for other major projects that have been promised for years. Support for these projects would show the government are serious about linking us to their new Plan Melbourne. This plan speaks of Wonthaggi being a regional centre which would have shire wide services such as a sub-regional hospital, and infrastructure to allow our area to “support the growth of Melbourne”. Education, health and lifestyle are the keys to catering for this population growth. The Bass Coast Shire has been planning, building relationships and lobbying for these two projects for a decade. They allow for a rapid increase in young families as well as supporting the ongoing expansion of facilities and

services for our older residents across the shire. Our young and our elderly should not have to go elsewhere to develop life and jobs skills, or for an expanded range of medical services. It’s almost like we’re going backwards the way successive State Government’s have been treating us. We also missed out on libraries funding in this State Budget. Where once the state contributed 80 percent of libraries funding and local government 20 percent, it’s now more like 20 - 80. School crossing supervisors have gone the same way, with the shire now contributing the lions’ share. Of course we feel these services are essential, but it’s taking away from our ability to fund other projects, like streetscape beautification or buildings maintenance. While the upcoming state election is a good opportunity for council and our community to really ramp up our advocacy for major projects, it’s looking like the seat of Bass is just too safe a seat and we’re being ignored as a consequence. Personally I’d be keen to see some really good candidates step up for this election. Getting an election commitment from all candidates might be the only way we’ll ever see excellence in health and education locally. At least here in the Bass Coast we always hold the third key, a great environment and lifestyle, with our beaches, parks, pathways and people. Cr Neil Rankine, mayor, Bass Coast Shire Council.


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Standing room only for brass band By Sarah Vella THE Wonthaggi Citizens Band opened its brand new band room on Saturday, in front of around 300 people keen to see the new premises. The building was constructed by TS Constructions under the supervision of band committee member Paul Jamieson. Costing just under $330,000 to build, the funding for the new band room came from various sources. The State Government provided an $80,000 grant for the project, bequests made by the late Percy Brew, Cathy White and Dorothy Allamby provided $134,552, $40,000 was donated via the buy a brick appeal and the remainder was

provided by the band’s own funds. The project involved the demolition of the former band room and construction of a new replacement building. Member for Bass Ken Smith opened the band room, which is located in Billson Street, Wonthaggi. Mr Smith said the construction of a new band room was an important local election commitment and one he was proud to deliver. “The new band room included rehearsal space and adequate room for storage of the band’s musical equipment,” he said. “From Elvis to the Beatles, ragtime to Waltzing Matilda, the Wonthaggi Citizens Band has brought music to the ears of many different generations.” Band president Michael

Kershaw said the community support behind the band in recent years has been incredible. “This building is about the people who have served the band. This building stands as a legacy to what we have done,” he said. “I hope those who come after us will continue to appreciate the band and the building.” Mr Kershaw said the new band room will provide a venue for many years to come and it is a legacy the band is pleased to have. Mr Smith said the band is close to heart of many who live in Wonthaggi and continues to provide a vital local community service by offering free music lessons. “The Coalition Government has supported the Wonthaggi Citizens Band to continue its strong work

within the community through this significant investment,” he said. Deputy Premier and

Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan welcomed completion of the redevelopment.

“It has been very encouraging to see many local tradespeople, building suppliers and profes-

sionals giving their time or materials to this project, either free of charge or at a reduced rate,” he said.

Ribbon cutting: Jeanette Scott-Stephens representing the estate of Cathy White, Lionel Wilson representing the estate of Percy Brew, Alan and Christine Hawkes representing the estate of Dorothy Allamby, band patron Alan Brown and Ken Smith MP officially opened the new band room on Saturday.

Student role models

By Stuart Biggins

KORUMBURRA Secondary College

has two students to be proud of.

Jordan Anderson and Brad Wyhoon won Apprentice of the Year in

their respective categories, Land Conservation and Hospitality, in the School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship program

Let’s hear it: conductor Craig Marinus leads the band through a public performance on Saturday, to demonstrate the lovely sound in the new band room.

Autumn breaks MEENIYAN got 74.6mm of rain over 12 days in April. “It’s given this area our autumn break now,” Lindsay Fromhold of Meeniyan said. “Most farmers should have enough rain in their paddocks.” He said April last year was “too wet”. That month Meeniyan got 35.7 following a very wet March. Neville Buckland of Fish Creek recorded 62.5mm over 15 days in April. The average April rainfall is 80.5mm. Mr Buckland recorded 150mm for the year to the end of April. Kay Puru of Leongatha recorded

60.5mm across 12 days in April. “We haven’t had too many good downpours,” she said. “It’s mostly been fine drizzle.” On eight of the 12 days of rain, the reading was under 4mm. Leongatha’s total for the year to the end of April is 141mm. Ms Puru says it has been an unusally dry year so far. “In our dry year of 2006 the year to date total was 225mm, so we are way below that,” she said. However, in 2013 Leongatha only got 25.5mm of rain in April. In the two years before that, 78.5mm and 117mm of rain fell in April.

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Celebrating success: from left, Jordan Anderson proudly displays his awards with Stacie Witton (VCAL coordinator), Abigail Graham (principal) and Brad Wyhoon with his SBAT award.

(SBAT). Anderson went on to claim the award at a state level at the Australian Apprentice and Traineeship Employment Partners (ATEP) Awards Night on Friday, May 2. Both boys’ community based projects were undertaken at Coal Creek. Anderson’s included building retaining walls, clearing vegetation and plant propagation while Wyhoon was in the kitchen at the Pig and Whistle café and including learning the art of the barrista. Principal, Abigail Graham described Anderson, who has begun an apprenticeship with a local engineering firm as “a great role model.”

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Column 7 LEONGATHA’s Marie Werrett thanks everyone who sponsored her in the MS Mega Swim. Marie was able to raise $1670 and her team raised $7850 and swam 61.5 km. The team came third overall this year and will be aiming for bigger things next year.

and raised $1399.05. A total of $6710 was raised this year, including through the walkathon held in March and the group’s yearly raffle, along with the morning tea. It was a huge effort for such a small farming community. The food the local ladies baked was amazing.

THE Powlett River is home to array of fish plus many other weird and wonderful creatures and on Saturday, May 24, West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority is a hosting a bus tour of the Powlett catchment, an electro-fishing demonstration and giving people the opportunity to learn more about the estuary.

ANY residents and businesses in Inverloch can now experience faster internet speeds on their ADSL service following infrastructure upgrades in the local area. For many of Inverloch’s local residents and businesses, the internet boost will give access to services previously unavailable to them, including digital Television through Telstra’s T-Box and Telstra’s new Digital Office Technology (DOT). Telstra Country Wide area general manager for Gippsland, Loretta Willaton, said Telstra was investing in local communities across the country to bring faster speeds and improved access to technology.

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THE committee organising Lock the Gate Kongwak Wattle Bank and surrounds group has now almost completed surveying those who live in the area. “The response has been astounding,” says Margaret Williamson, a co-convenor of the group. “We have surveyed more than 500, with the overwhelming majority saying that they wish this area to remain coal seam gas free.” Sunday, May 25 is the day set to declare the district gas fields free. Many people now have the yellow Lock the Gate signs attached to their gates - a visible sign of the numbers who have concerns about the impact of turning this valuable food producing area into an industrial waste land. The declaration will take the form of a community celebration with a CSG Free cake to be cut by a local personality and afternoon tea and will be held in Kongwak Hall at 1.30pm. For information please contact Margaret Williamson 0409 854 996.

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Getting fit: Wonthaggi Secondary College students aimed to become more active during April.

Super fit at Wonthaggi WONTHAGGI Secondary College (WSC) students recently celebrated their completion of the Premiers Active April Challenge.

Hamper winner: Sandra Young of Stony Creek won the Leongatha Chamber of Commerce’s Pamper Pack for Mother’s Day drawn from hundreds of entries on Saturday morning. Sandra said she always shops locally and thanked those who donated prizes. Jess Jarvis from Flower Power organised the promotion.

Students, staff and their families signed up to the month long event which aims to increase the amount of physical activity undertaken by Victorians. Active April allowed students to track their activity and compare it to others in their team, school and post code. College teams managed to clock up 647 hours of physical activity, with

popular activities such as walking, cycling, running, basketball and yoga. Many students noted it was not difficult to fit extra activity into their routines, most opting to swap screen time for more active pursuits. The college promotes healthy lifestyle choices through its comprehensive curriculum and extracurricular activities. College participants are already looking forward to the 2015 challenge to see if they can be even more active than in 2014.

60 years of love ALLAN and Joy Anderson of Korumburra recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Allan and Joy briefly met prior to Allan going to the Korean War with the RAAF. They became pen pals, writing to each other during Allan’s time in Korea, then meeting up again on his return. After a short courtship, Allan and Joy were married on April 24, 1954 in Maryborough, Victoria. Family and friends helped celebrated this milestone occasion with a high tea at the Leongatha RSL on April 27.

60 years: Allan and Joy Anderson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in the company of friends and family.

Lyric play a class act By Stuart Biggins HANNIE Rayson is a master story teller, testified by the popularity of the film of her 1990 play Hotel Sorrento set in the Mornington Peninsula seaside town.

Life after George is no less engaging and the audience at the opening night of the Lyric Theatre’s production in Leongatha’s Mesley Hall on Friday night saw a high quality performance. Life after George revolves around the tragic death of the protagonist and the impact this has on the lives of those who gather to mourn and reflect on his death: his current wife Poppy and former two wives, Beatrix and Lindsay; 22 year old daughter Ana; and best mate Duffy. All of the cast playing deeply flawed and identifiable characters give strong performances, in particular the accomplished, award winning actor Bruce Grainger in the lead role as a left wing academic. David Baggallay impresses as George’s friend, as does young Maddi Cantwell who plays George’s 22 year old daughter (and the key-

board, a device Rayson uses to create mood and atmosphere). The action shifts between the present and the past and while it runs for three hours, constant scene changes and a twist in the latter third of the play ensure it never has one shifting in one’s seat. The use of scene changes is stimulating and augmented by images projected onto a large screen at the back of the stage to invoke locations such as Paris, Melbourne University and the St Kilda Pier. Hayson’s writing is characterized by wit, insight and universal truths about relationships, self, youth, feminism and of particularly topical relevance to contemporary life, the influence of corporations in the role of universities, resonate with the audience.

Speaking after the play director Bernadette Grainger, said she “liked the idea of a challenging Australian play with a free moving stage. “I really like ensemble work and this is a play with strong roles for women. “It also celebrates the ’60s and ’70s, an era that

baby boomers as well as others in the audience can relate to.” Grainger attends every performance and describes watching the play as “a bit like letting your teenage children go into adulthood. “There is a sense of anxiety but ultimately pride in their achievement.”

South Gippsland is fortunate to have amateur theatre of such high, and affordable, quality and this is a play that appeals to a wide and discerning audience. Don’t miss Life after George with performances this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets avaiable at the door.

Satisfied patrons: from left, Sophie Cuttriss, Antonio Castello and Kerin Barker enjoyed Life after George.

Curtain call: the cast of Life after George, from left, Maddi Cantwell, David Baggallay, Julie Strini, Kerrie Giles, Kaz Hughes and Bruce Grainger.


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Pink power this Mother’s Day THE annual Mother’s Day Classic walk and run drew a crowd of hundreds dressed in pink to the Wonthaggi Golf Club on Sunday. Participating in either a 10 kilometre run or a 5km walk, around 500 people took to the course to raise money for breast cancer research. The Mother’s Day Classic is Australia’s biggest fun run event, and this year a record 97 locations were in the pink around Australia. Breast cancer support nurse Karen Griffiths from the Wonthaggi Hospital said last year’s nationwide event raised over $5 million for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

“We are all here for different reasons, but most importantly, we are here to

help the National Breast Cancer Foundation to find a cure,” she said.

They’re off: the runners start the 10km course on Sunday, as part of the Mother’s Day Classic.

All for mum: from left, Michelle, Heidi and Amy Burgess from Korumburra were ready to run at the Mother’s Day Classic held at the Wonthaggi Golf Club on Sunday.

Big smiles: Emilee Johansen from Dumbalk, Simone Short from Korumburra, Blake Densley from Dumbalk and Sophie Nativo from Ferndale at the Mother’s Day Classic on Sunday.

Kid power: from left, Aimee LePage, Grace Burns, Inverloch, Billy Trotman, Leongatha, Chloe LePage and Hollie Burns, Inverloch and Lucas Trotman (front) were keen to take to the course on Sunday.

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OPINIONS

Library plans

I HAVE just read in your paper that council has allocated/spent $119,000 for a report to locate a suitable site for “a municipal precinct plan” which recommended we need a new library. I have been an avid library user and always had excellent service from library staff. Never have I had to wait for service, nor has the library ever been full. Now that I am doing a bachelor degree, my university provides me access to e-books and journals. No local library could be expected to provide these and today the internet has changed demands on rural libraries. How can council predict library demands in three years, let alone 30 years into the future? As any farmer knows, regard-

less of how large he builds a new shed it will always be filled. Give council a new building and they will find an excuse to fill it with more staff. Our only hope of stopping staff growth is by limiting their space. Let’s first see if they can break even with their caravan park misadventure first. How hard would it be to add a referendum to the rates notice for every new mega scheme council dreams up? I look forward to reading Councillor Hill’s next episode. Harry Baess, Foster.

Flag pole help SOME years ago the Welshpool War Memorial was wrecked by an unfortunate accident.

E D I T O R I A L Next chapter awaits writing SEVENTEEN years is a long time to work in such a demanding position as the CEO of any organisation, let alone a major health service, while also lobbying for and then overseeing construction of a new hospital. Such was the role filled by Gippsland South Health Service CEO Gary Templeton, who has announced he will resign from his role, effective from July 1. While The Star is not privy to the reason for Mr Templeton shedding his post, his perseverance in campaigning for funding for the new hospital and then shaping the final product to meet the region’s future health needs will be his lasting legacy for South Gippsland. The finishing touches continue to be applied to the new hospital and Mr Templeton’s replacement will be left to lobby for urgent care services to complete the package. With the nearest emergency departments at Wonthaggi and Latrobe Regional hospitals – at least 30 minute away – having urgent care services in Leongatha will provide greater peace of mind to residents and also ease pressure on paramedics by reducing the time involved in conveying patients to larger hospitals. Let’s just hope the relevant government authorities are able to give priority to funding such services despite budgetary constraints, as we all know health should rate above wealth. Any person new to a role will bring new ideas and fresh solutions, and can focus on the day to day delivery of health services, as well as plan for future health needs without the massive distraction that building a new hospital entails. While Mr Templeton’s departure comes with the loss of significant local knowledge, the vacancy he leaves is an opportunity for a new beginning.

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It took two years after a grant was applied for to get a $5000 grant to restore the monument using a lot of voluntary labour to restore the memorial back to its former glory. Unfortunately there was no money available to replace the flag pole. The Welshpool community started to fundraise to get the funds needed to replace it and thanks to the extreme generosity of a former Korean War veteran who wrote out a cheque for the purchase of a new flag pole, we were able to erect a new compliant flag pole at the same time as the monument. In the last fortnight some person or persons have stolen the flag pole. If anyone has any information about this matter or noticed a very long flag pole being transported lately, would you please contact the Toora Police. The Welshpool Memorial Hall Committee of Management that over the years has overseen the memorial restoration will make enquires as to the replacement of the flag pole as soon as possible. I would urge all communities to inspect their flag poles to make sure they are secure. Eddie Fowler, president, Welshpool Memorial Hall Committee of Management.

Why re-invent the wheel? RECENTLY the ratepayers/residents were asked to comment on the draft terms for the proposed reconvening of the Bass Coast Shire Council Domestic Animal Management Advisory Committee (DAMAC) - Terms Of Reference. The manner in which the council has so far conducted itself is somewhat perplexing and the terms of reference in its current form: • does not outline any solid objectives that the committee is expected to achieve; • and/or has no foundation in respect to projected outcomes expected from this new committee; • there is no reference to any timelines of expected achievements; • there is no fixed agenda (there is no reference at all to the investigation/allocation/and management of recreation areas for canine companions shire wide); • the boundaries by which this committee is held to; • the reference to “decision making” within the terms that “decisions will be made by group consensus. Where this is not the case, decisions will be put to a vote”. This is unworkable as even

though the committee can advise, the council states it is under no obligation to follow through with the said advice. There has been much speculation amongst shire residents the original DAMAC was in some way flawed. The majority of those sitting committee members advocated the establishment of offleash recreation areas, but little was achieved - they were in effect hamstrung. I would like to draw council’s attention to a document entitled Public Open Space and Dogs - A Design and Management Guide for Space Professionals and Local Government. (http://www.petnet.com.au/sites/ default/files/PIAS_-_public_ open_space_and_dogs.pdf) This study was prepared for the Petcare Information and Advisory Service in 1995 by Harlock Jackson Pty Ltd - Planning and Development Consultants. This document, although written in 1995, is still used as a benchmark for the integration of dogs into public open space and is accepted as the guide for local government in planning for dogs in their own public open space. It is a world first and has been widely published - including in international peer reviewed journals. As recent as 2010-11 this document was used as a base for the Woolongong Shire Council review of their Dogs on Beaches and Parks policy (that can found at http://www.wollongong.nsw. gov.au/council/governance/ Policies/Dogs%20on%20Beaches%20and%20Parks.pdf) and also for Port Macquarie Hastings Council’s http://www.pmhc. nsw.gov.au/files/assets/public/ about-us/publications/registers/ code-and-policy-register/dogs-inpublic-open-spaces-policy-adopted-2011-04-20.pdf) Harlock Jackson has also been engaged as consultants on many occasions by Victorian councils/ shires in the establishment of DAMPs/ review of DAMPs/ and/ or allocation of canine recreation areas. This Victorian consultancy footprint is everywhere. I have undertaken hundreds of hours of personal research in relation to the topic of off-leash/onleash recreational areas for dogs (on both a time-share/ 24 hour basis). On countless occasions this study has played a major role (as the foundation) in the establishment of recreation areas for dogs in council/shires throughout the eastern sea board of Australia. While there is a plethora of evidence, both historical and current readily available detailing the

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steps the relevant shire/council has used in the investigation and implementation of recreational areas for canines and their companions, Bass Coast Shire Council seem to be in a quandary about how to undertake this process. It is somewhat embarrassing that what countless other shires have achieved in a holistic, timely and effective manner, the Bass Coast Shire Council has been unable/at a loss to/ or not willing - to address the very vocal needs of their residents. Ann Grose, chair, Friends of Surf Beach and Sunderland Bay.

Animals let down WITH the Napthine Government going soft on puppy farms and giving their support to this barbaric industry, the RSPCA will be using all their funds to try to rescue the dogs from these places of extreme cruelty. So remember at the next state election a vote for the Napthine Government is your vote in favor of animal cruelty. And now we have a couple in the Korumburra court last week for leaving a dog locked in a car in 30 degree heat for over an hour while they were shopping in Wonthaggi. Police had to break a window to save the dog. Our pets are being let down by the people in power who should be helping to stop cruelty to animals not making the job more difficult for all animal aid organisations. Robert Scott, Inverloch.

Appeal for true promises WHILE the Good Friday appeal makes us all aware of time and effort, as well as money, it takes to boost taxpayer funding for such a wonderful public resource as Royal Children’s Hospital, let’s not forget to check other taxpayer funding, thinking of promises, as well as actual waste. One comparison was last done just before awarding the contract for Wonthaggi desalination plant. The winner was Aquasure, essentially Gdf-SUEZ, the French company which also extracts big profits from Hazelwood. The fixed price bid was $3.7 billion, to be paid of over 30 years, in annual instalments $600 million, enough for a new Royal Children’s Hospital each year. Finance is guaranteed by us taxpayers. Regardless of gold plated security, it’s equivalent to a house mortgage at 17 percent interest.

The unused desal plant recently opened up for a couple of days for people to inspect extensive roof garden (which also cost millions). Bass MP Ken Smith was there with Minister Peter Ryan who says we’re now paying $24 billion for next 28 years. Annual instalments now work out at $860 million. One promise from the Coalition, before the last election, was to refinance the desalination contract. So far, it’s been impossible to get any explanation about increase from $600 to $860 million. Doesn’t that inspire confidence for next election? Bernie McComb, Cowes.

Farmers still first THE Victorian Government has announced the sale of the Rural Finance Corporation of Victoria (Rural Finance) to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank. We’re extremely pleased to form a strong and stable partnership with a leading, community based organisation that shares the same values we do. The sale is good news for both of our businesses. Even more importantly, it’s good news for the wider Victorian community. Naturally, we understand some people might feel uncertain about what this change means for their relationship with Rural Finance. Over the past week many people have asked me what the transaction means for the community of Gippsland. The answer is we will be able to offer you an enhanced customer service including access to additional banking services such as deposit facilities which we have not been able to offer in the past. Our brand and offices will continue to serve you. Our agribusiness relationship managers will be there, as will all of the staff you have come to know in the Leongatha office over time. Rural Finance will continue to honour all of it commitments and agreements including support for young farmers through our existing schemes. This partnership is great news because together our organisations will complement and amplify each other’s services. That means the interests of Victorian farmers and communities will always come first. Rob Goudswaard, CEO, Rural Finance.

IN AN EMERGENCY, YOUR MOBILE PHONE MAY BE SENT A WARNING BASED ON YOUR LOCATION. If you are travelling, staying or living within an area affected by an emergency, your mobile phone may be sent an emergency warning message. This enhanced Emergency Alert service is available across all phone networks, in addition to the existing service which sends warnings to landlines and mobile phones based on your telephone’s service address. Do not rely on receiving a warning message on your phone. You still need to prepare for an emergency and you shouldn’t wait to receive a warning before you act. For details visit www.emergencyalert.gov.au

The Triple Zero (000) service should only be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance in life threatening or emergency situations.


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The power of humanity By Stuart Biggins THE Meeniyan Red Cross celebrated World Red Cross Day on Thursday, May 8 with a gathering and tree planting ceremony in Tanderra Park in Meeniyan. In 1939 the outset of World War II saw the urgent formation of the Red Cross in Meeniyan and the families in the district asked to contribute threepence a week towards the war effort. Addressing the gathering Avril Van Wamel spoke of her excitement as a school child in England at being the recipient of a food package from Australia with its tinned fruit, cheese and rolled oats. Twenty six students from the Tar-

win Valley Primary School and 40 adults sat in the warm autumn sun and listened as Mrs Van Wamel and then Marilyn Mackie recounted the history of the Red Cross. Mrs Mackie described it as “one of the most amazing organisations in the world, recognised by everyone, everywhere.” She recounted a women rescued from the Wilsons Promontory bushfire of recent years who upon seeing the Red Cross said, “I now feel safe.” Mrs Mackie expressed how proud those who belong to the organisation are of it and said members “gain more than they give from belonging.” She thanked the community for its ongoing support of the organisation. To commemorate World Red

Cross Day a red flowering gum was planted by the town’s longest past serving member of the organisation, Mrs Doreen Meikle.

Right, Great people: Doreen Meikle in the middle, a local past member of the Red Cross since 1952 is assisted by, from left Avril Van Wamel and Marilyn Mackie, plant a red flowering gum to commemorate World Red Cross Day. Below, Thirty plus year members of the Red Cross: from left, Glenys Thompson, Marion Pollock, Gillian Comans, Julie Johnston, Avril Van Wamel, Marilyn Mackie and in the foreground, Mary Crosthwaite.

Learning about the Red Cross: from left Hudson, Campbell, Mack and Jordan from the Tarwin Valley Primary School attended the World Red Cross Day in Meeniyan. Here they look through some of the memorabilia on display in the rotunda at Tanderra Park.

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Motoring on in Bass Coast kicks butts Mirboo North FINES totalling over $3,500 were issued to offenders dropping cigarette butts during a recent litter enforcement blitz by Bass Coast Shire Council.

Four people were fined almost $1,500 in San Remo within just one hour, while three drivers were fined $577 each for throwing cigarette butts from parked or moving vehicles in Wonthaggi. A Wonthaggi man was also fined $289 for throwing a cigarette butt on to the footpath in front of Cowes Primary School students while they were picking up rubbish for Clean Up Australia Day. Most of the littering offences occurred within 10 metres of public place bins, usually when the people were getting in or out of cars. Gippsland Regional Waste Management Group board member, Cr Bradley Drew, said five of the nine people fined were visiting the area to enjoy eco-tourism attractions, including Phillip Island beaches and the pelicans of San Remo. “After speaking with each offender, Council’s enforcement officers found the smokers didn’t seem to be making any connection between the negative impacts of their behaviour on the environment or wildlife they had just been enjoying,” Cr Drew said. Cr Drew said not one of the offenders looked for a bin to put their butts in, even though, in most cases, bins were very close by.

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“The behaviour of taking a ‘last drag’ on the cigarette, throwing the butt on the ground and driving off in a car seemed to be the most common behaviour,” Cr Drew said. Cr Drew said smokers need to take responsibility for their butts. “It is not desirable to have bins installed every few metres in all public places. “Even when there is not a bin around, like down on the beach, smokers should put their butts in the back of their cigarette pack until they can get to a bin, or use a personal ashtray.” Removing litter from parks and roadsides costs ratepayers around $100,000 each year, and Cr Drew said the statistics from this year’s Clean Up Australia Day were disappointing. “Around 5,200 cigarette butts were removed from grassed areas, garden beds, gutters and footpaths along Thompson Avenue and the Cowes foreshore,” Cr Drew said. Bass Coast residents and visitors are being asked to take a stand against littering, especially burning cigarette butts, by reporting offenders to Council or to EPA Victoria. Any member of the public who witnesses littering is encouraged to make a report to EPA Victoria’s Pollution Report Line on 1300 EPA VIC (372 842), use the free ‘Litter Reporter’ app for smartphones or call council on 1300BCOAST (226 278).

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EXCITEMENT is building around the relocation of the Illawarra flame tree on Leongatha’s Aldi construction site. When will the tree be moved? Will it survive the upheaval? The Star hears Thursday, May 22 is the proposed relocation date. Tree campaigner Richard Lester is confident the move will go well. “The flame tree is in great condition and I look forward to celebrating its relocation as a major community asset for another 100 years,” he said. Word from the consulting arborist Nicholas Rivett of Glen Forbes is that Becon Constructions intends to make preparations during the week beginning Monday, May 19, and to move the tree on Thursday, May 22, if the weather permits. Several people are usually watching construction from the Bruce Street footpath at any given time and anticipation is building. Quite a crowd is expected on the day the 100 year old tree is moved. Someone has even suggested that Leongatha Lions should hold a sausage sizzle for the spectators. For safety reasons, those of us looking on will have to remain outside the property line. Fortunately, the view from the footpath is excellent. The Star’s understanding is that a crane will lift the tree, its roots and a large amount of soil from its current position and place it in its new home in the Aldi car park. More information next week or check The Star’s facebook page for immediate information.

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HARRISON Wyatt Fisher was born on Tuesday, May 6 at South Gippsland Hospital in Foster to Morgan and Dianne Fisher of Leongatha. Pictured above with his proud parents, Harrison, who weighed 7lb (3175gms) at birth, has a 13-year-old brother called Hamish.

THOMAS John Fowles was born at Leongatha Memorial Hospital on April 9. Thomas is the first child for Brendan and Melissa Fowles of Korumburra.


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Aged care facility opens at Foster By Sarah Vella PROM Country House, the $11.707 million 60 bed aged care facility in Foster was officially opened

last Thursday in front of a huge crowd of supporters. Federal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent cut the ribbon with the help of 102 year old resident, Una Cumac.

Funds raised: president of the Foster Rotary Club David Bligh handed over a cheque to Sandy Bucello during the opening ceremony from Prom Country House last Thursday.

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a Federal Government capital grant to fund the building of a standalone 60 bed facility,” she said. “In July 2009, Rob Knight received confirmation that PCAC had been allocated a $9 million grant to consolidate both sites in Foster. “This was a huge achievement for a small community and the turning point for PCAC in working towards a sustainable future.” The shortfall $2.707 million was raised by Prom Country Aged Care. PCAC chief executive officer Rhett McLennan said he was delighted with the weather and the amount of people who turned out to witness the opening. “Having an official opening is a great way to recognise the huge amount of people who have contributed to the construction of the new facility,” he said. “Our next step is to now expand on what we have, so all people in need of aged care in the Corner Inlet region can access it in Foster.” The location of the new facility and the forming of a health precinct in Foster is what Ms Bucello described as a major achieve-

ment for the community. “In the not so distant future when the central car park is built linking each facility and enabling easy access for all; the enormity of what has been achieved by establishing a Health Precinct will be realised,” she said. “It was a lengthy and often challenging process, but it was one that ended well. We have a wonderful light, comfortable, cosy building that is a lovely place to live, work, and visit. The day was also used as an opportunity to launch a book, called Family, Community, Philanthropy, The story of aged care in Prom Country, written by Marge Arnup and Shirley Westaway. Ms Arnup said the book is a reflection of the

community, made possible in part by the contributions from Prom Country House residents. “The book was a

community project. We couldn’t have done it without the staff and the residents who helped,” she said.

It’s official: Sandy Bucello, Una Cormac and Russell Broadbent cut the ribbon on Prom Country House last Thursday, to mark the official opening of the facility.

Happy faces: residents Joyce Slits, Claude Trenery and Russell Williams with CEO Rhett McLennan (back) during the opening ceremony.

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“The Corner Inlet community has a remarkable facility everyone can be proud of,” Mr Broadbent said. “Residents, staff and volunteers have all played a part in its construction. Prom Country House is a shining example of what can be achieved when a local community backs a project to the hilt.” Mr Broadbent said it is important facilities like Prom Country House exist to allow ageing in place to occur. “This nation can afford to care for its older people into the future,” he said. Prom Country Aged Care (PCAC) board of management president Sandy Bucello said the need to develop the 60 bed facility was first realised in 1999. “The need was to increase the viability of the organisation by consolidating two 30 bed facilities onto one site to reduce costs and become a more efficient organisation,” she said. Ms Bucello said in 2008, under the chair of Rob Knight and general manager Joanne Stringer, work began to merge Prom View Lodge in Toora and Banksia Lodge in Foster onto one site. “The aim was to secure

COAL Creek’s gardens are stunning thanks to the hard work of students from Korumburra and Leongatha Secondary College. Under the title of con-

servation land management, the students are aiming for their Certificate II in land management and can be found working hard in Coal Creek’s grounds on Wednesdays and Fridays. This is part of their VCAL studies. Of the 19 students involved three are in Year 11 with the majority coming from Year 10.

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They are employed by Apprenticeship and Traineeship Employment Partners (ATEP) once a week to do revegetation work and maintenance. Their theory is assessed by Franklyn Scholar. Theory includes learning about native and introduced plants and going through the Occupational Health and Safety process. Their trainer and super-

visor Nicole McLeish works under Franklyn Scholar and says she loves her job and loves coming along to Coal Creek to help out. “It’s very challenging,” Ms McLeish said. “But not only are they learning teamwork but also employability skills for the future.” Their role in Coal Creek is to do general maintenance

and propagate native plants for the creek line project. The creek line project is well underway with the students weeding, adding rocks to stop erosion and mulching. All students agree it’s good fun and enjoy the horticultural tasks. “They’re a very good group,” Ms McLeish said.

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NEW plots are currently being constructed on what was once a parking area near the corner of Peart and McCartin streets in Leongatha. The plots will contain flower beds similar to the top end of McCartin Street. The establishment of the flower beds replaces the parking bays which were deemed a traffic hazard.

LOCH will be holding its Sticky Date Pudding Extravaganza this Saturday. One of the organisers, Carol Hickmott from Victoria Gallery said entries were coming in thick and fast for the competition. Carol said all of the shops will be open and a lot of the cafes will be offering sticky date pudding on their menus.

10 years ago May 11, 2004 NEW police stations will be built in Leongatha and Inverloch by the end of 2005. Funding for the new stations was announced in the State Budget last week, although the specifics have not been revealed. The news has been welcomed by the communities and by Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan.

Maintenance: Justin Stewart, Blake Tollitt and Jesse Harris from the conservation land management group weed along the creek line at Coal Creek.

1 year ago May 7, 2013 SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council chose to close one end of Leongatha’s Simons Lane rather than ask VicRoads to help to keep it open. Council maintains the intersection at the Bass Highway end of the road poses a safety risk because of a “lack of adequate stopping sight distance for northbound vehicles”. The road will be closed when a planned subdivision begins in the near future.

Team work: students from Korumburra and Leongatha secondary colleges and their trainer and supervisor Nicole McLeish work hard on Wednesdays and Fridays to maintain beautiful gardens at Coal Creek.


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for your professionalism, commitment and courage in keeping Victoria safe. We appreciate the dedication our emergency services have shown to protect our communities during the 2013-14 fire season. Our firefighters and other emergency services staff and volunteers are a wonderful example of the community spirit that keeps Victoria strong and we thank you for your continued hard work and sacrifice.

The Hon Dr Denis Napthine MP Premier of Victoria


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State of the art school IT IS an exciting time to be part of Leongatha Secondary College. The new school buildings have proven to be a comfortable and effective working space for staff and students with all rooms equipped with audio visual displays. The art rooms are state of the art and have been designed to deliver dynamic programs to foster creative minds. The modern science rooms are specifically designed to cater for the various science strands there are quiet spaces for private study and technology support that is driving the school and its students confidently into the 21st century. The Year 7 students have settled in and have now all received their iPads as part of the schools one to one ICT program and are producing some dynamic and inspired work in all areas of study. The transition program has begun with a number of our current Year 7 students returning to their previous primary schools to report on the new and exciting experiences they have had so far at Leongatha Secondary College.

We pride ourselves in assuring the Year 7 students enter our school each year feeling confident and comfortable in the secondary school environment. The transition program involves a number of events such as familiarisation days, the big day out and the orientation day in December. We welcome members of the community to our Year 7 information evening in the Performing Arts Centre at Leongatha Secondary College on Tuesday, May 20 at 7.30pm. You will hear from the staff and students, who have experienced our curriculum and facilities first hand, about our school community and the exciting programs we offer at Leongatha Secondary College.

Right, Learning excellence: Leongatha Secondary College students Alix Veale (left) and Jake Palmer investigate changing states of matter in science.

Breakfast meeting By Sarah Vella THE Leongatha Secondary College held its annual Beacon Breakfast in the new school last Friday, attracting around 40 members of the local business community.

Breakfast talk: from left, Renae Littlejohn from South Gippsland Shire Council, student ambassadors Tom McFarlane and Gemma Martin and Sean Linehan and Ruby Oldham from Oakleys Law.

Aimed at connecting the school with local businesses, Beacon coordinator Marty Box said it was great to see such a large turnout. “The breakfast is a chance for the school to connect with the local business community. This year we have the added bonus of a new school,” he said. “It gives local business representatives an opportunity to meet our students, and look at what they are involved in.” The Beacon Program runs throughout the year at the school. The students will be involved in another Polish day and a mock interview day later in the year.

This year, the school’s Beacon student ambassadors are Billy Horvath,

Tom McFarlane, Gemma Martin and Gemma Pruin.

Healthy chat: Bob Wilson from the Department of Primary Industries and Leongatha Secondary College Beacon student ambassador Billy Horvath at the business breakfast held last Friday morning.

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Leongatha primary thriving LEONGATHA Primary School has a lot going on. With the China trip, school camps, new iPads and School Spectacular mu-

sic preparations on top of all the standard school curriculum, students have a lot of opportunities. “It’s just terrific there are opportunities for kids to ex-

cel in a whole lot of different areas,” acting assistant principal Dot Coghlan said. The China trip is a highlight of the year at Leongatha Primary School. Twenty

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students, 20 parents and six staff recently travelled to the sister school, Changshu Experimental Primary School. “We really saw the growth of so many of those students,” Mrs Coghlan said. “It’s a terrific program we will continue.” Meetings are already underway to plan for next year’s China trip and to host a group of Chinese students who are visiting Leongatha in July. Leongatha primary students keep in touch with their Chinese friends over the internet. Many subjects within the Leongatha Primary School curriculum make use of technology. Grade 5 and 6 students already have an iPad each; Grade 4s have received theirs and Grade 3s will receive theirs later in the term. “It’s such a benefit to all the programs we’re running in maths and reading and writing. “They also help the kids in regards to their general studies because they can use them to do research.”

The staff is professional and keeps up to date with developments in education. All staff recently completed a full day of professional development on a weekend so the school can run the Writer’s Workshop. “Many children at the moment are writing poems for Mother’s Day,” Mrs Coghlan said. Other children will begin to work on Human Powered Vehicles (HPV) in Term 3, some as mechanics and others as riders. Twenty students are preparing to travel to Melbourne over a weekend in September for the State School Spectacular, a giant musical performed by children from all over Victoria. Grade 4 students are currently in Woorabinda for their school camp. “They do archery, zip wire and canoeing,” Mrs Coghlan said. The preps will soon be having their Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Mossvale Park and Grade 1 students have been thinking about what life was like in the past in preparation for grandparents’ and special

In the classroom: from left, Grade 1 students Rhett Collins and Alexandra Lawry practise their writing at Leongatha Primary School. friends’ day. A mural on an Indonesian theme is developing on an external wall of one of the school buildings. Artist Bianca Stefani is painting it, with help from the art teacher Katrina

Hodges and the Grade 6 students. The school is receiving visitors from Indonesia later in the year, building on its Indonesian language program and cultural exchange.

In chorus: music teacher Jen Holm conducting a rehearsal of the junior school choir at Leongatha Primary School.

EVERY WEEK IS EDUCATION WEEK AT LPS! Leongatha Primary School proudly offers the Leongatha and district community a quality, comprehensive program featuring a strong core of literacy and numeracy.

Leongatha Primary School provides:

• A globally recognised school through relationships and programs in China and Indonesia • A caring team approach • A safe and friendly school environment • A professional staff that keeps abreast of modern teaching trends Our inquiry-based development • A school where engagement and connectedness are of curriculum fully engages students and paramount importance allows them to achieve their full • A wealth of support and extension activities potential. • Identification of individual student needs through an “All Kinds of Mind” approach • Modern technology with 1:1 computers for all students in grades 5 to 6 and our new iPad program starting in Grade 4 • A fun and happy learning environment Thursday, June 5 at 7pm in the PAC • iPad program for all students Grades 3-6 For more information contact Rob Higgins, Grant Kuhne or Leonnie McCluskey, Leongatha Primary School Nerrena Road, Leongatha | Phone 5667 4600 | E: leongatha.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au

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18-24 May 2014

Huge schedule for Inverloch By Tayla Kershaw FOLLOWING another successful Easter Fair, Inverloch Primary School is maintaining a busy schedule this year.

Buried treasure: Prep students Breanna and Bayley explore life as a pirate in their investigations program at Inverloch primary.

Grades Prep to 2 are undergoing the “Walker Learning Approach” in which they conduct investigations around the school to develop their senses, fine motor skills and skills in literacy and numeracy. The program also encourages teamwork within the groups. Grade 3 and 4 students went to Waratah for a camp at the end of last term and have been busily creating power points documenting their experiences. Grade 3 students will be heading off

to a camp at Forest Lodge. Grade 3 and 5 students have the Naplan test to look forward to in the coming weeks and have been learning how to go about it. Wonthaggi Secondary College held a transition information night for the Grade 5 and 6 students. This is to prepare the students as they make the change from primary to secondary school. Winter sports are back on again and the boys and girls are stepping up to try a sport they don’t usually play. They each have a choice between football, netball, basketball and soccer. “The sports are a fun way to set them up for high school,” Inverloch Primary School principal Wendy Caple said. “They get to go to other schools and meet other children, some of whom they

may cross paths with in the coming years.” Last week the students participated in the district athletics in Leongatha and did exceptionally well. Grandparents and special friends day will be held on

May 19, as well as the Biggest Morning Tea. Special adults are invited to come in and see what the classrooms are like and how lessons are run. Grades 3 to 6 will participate in a Fun Run at the Glade

on May 21, as practice for the upcoming cross country. Inverloch Primary School’s next big project is to put up new shade sails over the playgrounds. They are looking to have these up by term four.

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Learn to make music “It’s so rewarding,” she said. “It’s great to see them starting to use the skills we’ve worked on.” Ms Gibb tutors students at her home in Blair Crescent, Leongatha, near the education precinct. She said she guides students in piano technique for playing simple and more advanced music, and can prepare people to take music exams if that is what they want. Part of piano lessons with Ms Gibb is aural training, also known as ear training. “I try to make piano lessons about understanding music, as well as playing the piano,” she said. She also said while some students specially want to learn the piano, others start on piano to get a basic musical education before they move on to another instrument. “Aural skills carry over

to any music making, especially in a group,” she said. She also teaches students to read sheet music right from the beginning and strives to find pieces of music that excite her students. Ms Gibb is active in local music circles. Since she moved to Leongatha in 2013, she has been playing regularly with string ensemble Stringz Costero and cello group Rubinesque, as well as smaller ensembles. “In those groups, I play the tenor viola da gamba,” she said. The viola da gamba is older than the violin family. The instrument sits upright on the legs or lap. It is played with a bow, like a cello, and has six strings and frets, like a guitar. “Because of the frets, in some ways it is simpler to learn than a violin or a cello,” Ms Gibb said. “There is a lot of beautiful music around for amateur players.” She first encountered the instrument when she was completing her arts and mu-

sic degrees at the University of Melbourne, and recently she attended the National Easter Viol School in Sydney. Ms Gibb can teach viola da gamba and is also happy to give lessons in just aural skills if students want help

preparing for the aural section of AMEB and ANZCA exams. She gives piano, viola da gamba and aural lessons privately or in small groups and is happy to work with anyone from young children up to adults.

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Classroom & Instrumental Music Programs Junior & Senior School Choir Art Show Biannual whole school musical production HPV (Human Powered Vehicle) program P-6 camps and excursions program

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Open their world at Newhaven College NEWHAVEN College principal Mrs Gea Lovell, invites you to discover what the college has to offer your child during a special Open Day, this Saturday, May 17 from 10am to 2pm.

Major musical: open their world with confidence – college productions are a highlight for students from Prep to Year 12 at Newhaven College with the latest offering Oklahoma a huge hit.

“Whether you are choosing your child’s first school, their next school, or just researching the best opportunities available for your child, a visit to chat with our outstanding teaching staff and explore our magnificent Phillip Island Road Campus is essential.” A World of Opportunity The quality of teaching and learning at Newhaven

College is reflected in our students’ achievements – and not just in an academic sense. We are very proud of our high standards and excellent academic record, which consistently produces the strongest VCE results in our region. We are equally delighted in the achievements of students who make every effort to dedicating themselves to continuous improvement and who strive to be the best they can be in both academic and co-curricular fields. Our emphasis on personal development of each individual child and this prepares our students equally to either enter further study, or join the workforce equipped with the skills

necessary to adapt and succeed in their chosen field. Open Day This Saturday Our teachers at Newhaven College are second to none and will open their classrooms to welcome you on Open Day. Their professional dedication combined with an unwavering focus on pastoral care supported by a well defined College Code of Behaviour creates a safe, diverse and friendly environment with a strong sense of community. Newhaven College students build self confidence and team spirit through an extensive range of co-curricular opportunities that open their world and open their minds: • Music • Drama • Surfing Academy • Equestrian team • House competitions • Interschool sport • Cultural events • The Duke of Edinburgh and Compass programs • Public Speaking and Debating opportunities • Japanese studies, and • International travel experiences New Middle School The new Middle School opened its doors to Year 5-9 students at the beginning of 2014 to address the specific developmental needs of these year levels. ‘The 10 to 15 year olds who typically comprise our Year 5 to 9 students form a distinct developmental group’, Mrs Lovell said. ‘They are going through the adolescent phase. As we all know, it is a period of rapid, uneven and complex development, physically, cogni-

tively, socially and emotionally. This group of students needs are complex, and it has been shown through much research traditional Primary and Secondary structures are inappropriate for today’s students. I am so pleased that for sound educational and pastoral reasons, Newhaven College has moved to a three school sub-structure and our students have settled into their new school brilliantly’. Newhaven Grows Again! The impressive College Masterplan will be on display illustrating the significant growth planned to eventually include: a state of the art Library/ Administration building; an Early Learning Centre for kinder aged children; a Senior School; Sports Facilities; a Games Hall; a Performing Arts Centre; Weekly Boarding Facilities and a pool. Construction of the Trade Skills Centre that will open in 2015 is about to commence to include a Food Technology Centre, a Woodwork and Carpentry Joinery and Science facilities. Make it your first priority this Saturday, 17 May to experience Newhaven College first hand. The Phillip Island Road Campus at 1770 Phillip Island Tourist Road, Sunset Strip will be open from 10am to 2pm. Limited places at some year levels are still available for 2015. For more information please contact our Registrar, Mrs Carolyn Lipscomb, on 5956 7505 (option 1) or visit www.newhavencol.vic.edu. au.

Guitar girls: open their world with music – more than 350 students are enrolled in instrumental music lessons including Hayley and Grace Robb who performed at the Mums and Muffins morning at the junior school on Friday leading into Mother’s Day.

Science flame: open their world with Science at Newhaven College.


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Celebrating EDUCATION WEEK

18-24 May 2014

Ministers visit Mirboo North Secondary College MANY hours of discussion and planning for a new school have been realised for Mirboo North Secondary College, with its new building ready to be officially opened. Completed in September 2013, Mirboo North now has an innovative, flexible learn-

ing environment aligned to student needs in the 21st century The official opening ceremony will be held on Friday, May 23 at 1.45pm, followed by a tour of the new school. In April last year, the college welcomed Deputy Premier Peter Ryan and Minister for Education Martin Dixon to inspect the construction of

the new school building. The tour was conducted by Lloyd Group site manager Simon Caruana, principal Karen Lanyon, school council president David Van Heurck and school captains, Devin, Sarah, Callum and Erin. During the visit, external walls were appearing, classrooms were taking shape and the endless central walkway

provided an opportunity for animated discussion and admiration for the quality workmanship being carried out by the builders. Following the inspection of the new building, the school captains invited Mr Ryan and Mr Dixon to the senior centre. Devin explained it was originally the combined schools library recently been

renovated to become the senior centre. He discussed the benefits of the integrated areas, including the creation of a more mature environment for the older students, with study areas, kitchen, comfortable couches alongside the classroom space and

ready access to their teachers whose office is located in the same building. To complete the tour Ms Lanyon invited the group to visit the new combined schools library/learning centre. Sarah led the way and talked about the benefits of

Improve education with Kip McGrath KIP McGrath Education Centre opened in Wonthaggi in January this year.

Grand tour: Mirboo North Secondary College principal Karen Lanyon (second from left) shows Peter Ryan (left) and Martin Dixon around the new school, with the help of the school captains.

the interaction between the primary and secondary students in the library/learning centre and how the spaces are utilised. Mr Ryan was impressed with the natural lighting and spaciousness of the building which creates a great atmosphere for learning.

The centre has experienced great success with the initial enrolments far exceeding expectations. The students attending the centre are also seeing improved results at school after a short time on the program. Evidence students are improving has come in the form of As on tests when the previous results were averaging a D, moving into higher maths groups in their classroom environment and going into a test feeling confident they can do their best. At Kip McGrath students are set individual programs customised to their needs. Students gain confidence from doing activities they can achieve success in and are motivated to take on the challenges of learning. At Kip McGrath we offer tutoring in mathematics, English, reading and spelling our students range from Prep through to Year 12. All Kip McGrath students have individual programs delivered in a small group

setting. Students come to Kip McGrath for many reasons while many of the children are behind their peers in their achievements there are also many students coming to support their learning at school. Some of our students have identified what career path they would like to follow and are putting in the early work to get the marks they will need in the future. The Kip McGrath Education Centre in Wonthaggi has several flexible options for tuition. Currently all our students attend the centre for their 80 minute session and complete a 20 minute homework task to reinforce their learning. We now also have the option of flexi lessons the student can complete at home in conjunction with an in centre lesson. For students who have difficulties in coming to the centre we are piloting an online, real time, face to face tutoring program. If you think any of these options will support your child or you would like more information please contact us. Call now for a free assessment on 03 5672 2484.

MIRBOO NORTH SECONDARY COLLEGE GRAND OPENING Friday May 23

It is with great pleasure that we invite the wider school community to the official opening of the “new” Mirboo North Secondary College. Join us at 1.45pm for the official opening ceremony followed by a tour of the new buildings. MNSC is a vibrant secondary school providing local children with an outstanding high quality education. The newly built 21st century learning facilities have been designed to be flexible to suit a range of teaching and learning styles, providing optimum learning conditions for our students. Please feel free to visit and take a tour of our new facilities. Mirboo North Secondary Students and staff will be present on the day taking tours through these buildings showcasing our amazing new school.

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St Laurence’s opens up

Reading up: Leongatha’s St Laurence O’Toole Primary School students from left, Shayla, Prue, Grace, Maggie and Mia spent some time reading their books in the classroom last Wednesday.

Get learning: Community College Gippsland certificate III in children’s services graduates celebrate at a recent graduation ceremony.

Need a fresh start? WHAT do an aged care worker, a horticulturalist, a childcare worker, horse trainer and beauty therapist have in common?

Open day: St Laurence O’Toole Primary School held an open morning last Wednesday to give prospective parents and community members a look at the school. From left, students Audrey, Connor and Josh showed Robert and Natasha Dowel and their children, Jaya (left) and Zak from Leongatha South around the school.

They are some of the diverse careers graduates of Community College Gippsland (CCG) are enjoying after earning nationally accredited qualifications. More than 500 people from varied course areas came together last month to graduate from CCG at presentations in Warragul, Morwell and Leongatha. Many of them have changed their life and career

South Gippsland Specialist School foster the involvement of the wider school community in its programs and activities so students become empowered members of their communities

opportunities as a result of studying with CCG. CCG offers an alternative learning approach to TAFE, offering smaller class sizes and support to help people return to study, up skill for career promotion, or assist those who have left school early to gain an accredited qualification and build a career. Operating from campuses across Gippsland, CCG offers certificate to diploma courses in children’s, education and youth services, business, hairdressing, beauty, aged care, disability, and community care, as well as programs in foundation studies. CCG is also a specialist in rural studies training offering certificate to advanced diploma level courses in agriculture, horticulture, conservation and land management, as well as equine, harness and thoroughbred racing programs. Businesses can also utilise CCG’s innovative workplace training model where

CCG trainers come to them to deliver training to employees on the job. The message for people wanting a new direction in their lives is it is never too hard or too late at Community College Gippsland. Going Green Community College Gippsland (CCG) will host the seminar, ‘Sustainability: It’s Just Good Business’ at CCG’s Leongatha campus in Horn Street on Wednesday, May 14. The workshop will outline the steps required to introduce sustainable business practices that can save businesses money including lighting options to reduce power bills, waste reduction ideas, and general energy consumption reduction. With every $100 saved through environmental initiatives equating to additional $1,000 sales for most retail businesses, this seminar aims to help businesses save money and develop an effective approach to implementing a sustainability action plan that

works for them. Workshop Leader Lucinda Flynn will share her personal journey having nurtured her own business, ‘Going Green Solutions’ from home based beginnings to becoming an award winning ‘green’ supplier. She will share the many simple and cost effective ways people can make their businesses greener and benefit from the results. The Small Business Victoria workshop, ‘Sustainability: It’s Just Good Business’ will be held between 10am and 12noon on Wednesday May 14 at Community College Gippsland 38-40 Horn Street, Leongatha. To register, email Joanne Kingwill on joanne.kingwill@ccg. asn.au<mailto:joanne.kingwill@ccg.asn.au>. For more information visit: www.business.vic.gov. au/workshops http://www. business.vic.gov.au/workshops or phone Community College Gippsland Leongatha campus on 5662 6700 visit: www.ccg.asn.au.

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Celebrating EDUCATION WEEK 18-24 May 2014 Childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play at Leongatha Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre LEONGATHA Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s philosophy is based around the importance of childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play.

Fruiterers: from left, Lincoln Russell and Eamon Reardon play at making fruit juice in the kindergarten room at Leongatha Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are a play based environment,â&#x20AC;? kinder teacher Kirsten Herrald said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All the planning comes from the children.â&#x20AC;? Staff plan their programs around the childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s evolving interests, such as the human body and space. Leongatha Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre is a community run childcare centre. It provides long day care and occasional care to children aged six weeks to six years, as well as three year old kinder and four year old

kinder. There is a waiting list for childcare at the centre. Leongatha Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre is taking expressions of interest for its kinder program in 2015. Kinder groups for three and four year olds are taught by qualified kinder teachers and all other staff in the centre are qualified with certificates, diplomas

or bachelor degrees. Kinder can be combined with long day care where the family requires it, or be done as a kindergarten program only. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In terms of flexibility, we try to cater for lots of different familiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; needs,â&#x20AC;? Ms Herrald said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The majority of families do long day care.â&#x20AC;? The centre is not for

profit and is run by a committee of people drawn from the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As long as weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got enough to provide for the children, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all that matters to us,â&#x20AC;? Ms Herrald said. The centre is an approved provider and parents using the service are able to claim the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s childcare rebate.

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Chairo wins at recycling STUDENTS from Chairo Christian School in Leongatha have created a wedding dress with a difference. It is not only made from recycled materials but it makes a statement about the sustainability of personal relationships. The gown, made from recycled plastic bags, bottle tops and other reclaimed materials, won the secondary school section of Southern Gippsland Sustainability Festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recycled art competition at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum. Hannah Chatelier, Tayla Oldham and Esther Hibma, all student leaders at Chair Christian School, began the project during class then continued the work in their own time. Art works had to be made from recycled materials and address the theme, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tread lightly, use wiselyâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We made parts of it separately,â&#x20AC;? Hannah said. The full, ruffled skirt is made of plastic bags and decorated with a simple diagonal line of cut plastic and bottle tops, while the dainty white shoes from an opportunity shop, decorated with sparkling sugar, tread lightly. The floral bouquet is made of newspaper. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted it to be different,â&#x20AC;? Tayla said. The students said their project is a comment on the sustainability of personal relationships. They said some people seem to enter marriage lightly, thinking it is a temporary state that can be cut short by

divorce if it all gets too hard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are a Christian school and the endurance of relationships is very important to us,â&#x20AC;? Esther said. South Gippsland Shire Council awarded the young artists a $100 gift voucher to Meeniyan Art Gallery at the award ceremony at Coal Creek.

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Right, Recycled art: from left, Esther Hibma, Tayla Oldham and Hannah Chatelier of Chairo Christian School, Leongatha, with their winning artwork, a wedding dress made from recycled materials.

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Support your SOUTH GIPPSLAND STATE SECONDARY COLLEGES During Education Week we once again celebrate the outstanding contribution that the five state secondary colleges have made to education within South Gippsland: ·

Extensive curriculum offerings

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Curriculum for 21st century learning (problem solving, citizenship, IT skills, collaboration)

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Excellent academic results

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High quality staff with up to date knowledge and training

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Access to enhancement and extension programs and also support programs

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An established and highly successful music program which operates across all five schools

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One – one digital devices to support 21st century learning

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Sporting opportunities in a wide range of sports through to state final level

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Safe and well-facilitated school environments

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High levels of student welfare support

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Specialist support delivered through district education network

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Enhanced opportunities for student leadership and involvement in decision making

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Outstanding vocational education programs

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Outstanding assistance to students in accessing post-school opportunities

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Productive involvement with local communities Information evenings for prospective Year 7 students will be organized by all schools in the immediate future. Enquiries and tours welcome, especially during Education Week.

KORUMBURRA SECONDARY COLLEGE Jumbunna Road, KORUMBURRA, 3950. Principal: Abigail Graham.

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LEONGATHA SECONDARY COLLEGE Nerrena Road, LEONGATHA, 3953. Principal: Greg Ellt.

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MIRBOO NORTH SECONDARY COLLEGE Castle Street, MIRBOO NORTH, 3871. Principal: Karen Lanyon.

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SOUTH GIPPSLAND SECONDARY COLLEGE Hoddle Road, FOSTER, 3960. Principal: Cheryl Glowrey.

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WONTHAGGI SECONDARY COLLEGE. McBride Avenue, WONTHAGGI, 3995. Principal: Garry Dennis.

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Celebrating EDUCATION WEEK

18-24 May 2014

Surf’s up: Toora Primary School students spent a day surfing at Sandy Point recently with the Off Shore Surf School. Above, Helpful environment: Chairo Christian School principal Lisa Dumicich takes a look at the work of her Grade 1 students at the World Maths Roadshow held at Chairo.

Right, Curious mind: Perry Thorp enjoys a science class at Chairo Christian School.

Surfin’ Sandy Point TOORA Primary School’s Grade 4/5/6 students enjoyed a day surfing at Sandy Point recently with the Off Shore Surf School. The students got out their ‘gnarly’ mannerisms to face the ‘cranking’ conditions and put on their wet suits to hang ten and of course experience a wipe out. It was an exciting experience for the students, who had a great time learning the surfing lingo, the water ways and safety procedures during the beach session, as well as learning the skills of surfing. Students began their lesson on the grass, and then moved to the sand for some demonstrations and practice before hitting the

surf. All students took on the challenge of getting on their board. Toora Primary School has chosen this year’s leadership team, which includes school captains, Danielle Cashin and Na-

than Jorgensen. The school’s environment leader is Monique Koolen and the house captains are Tylah O’Connor and Nikki Allott. A group of students from the school have completed portraits with

their teachers and the help of Di Farmer and Walter Birkenbeil. They entered their artwork in the recent Great Southern Portrait Prize competition held at the Stockyard Gallery in Foster.

School leaders: Toora Primary School’s leadership team includes (from left) Danielle Cashin, Tylah O’Connor, Nikki Allott, Nathan Jorgensen and Monique Koolen.

Love mum: Newhaven College junior school student Sophie Hungerford spoiled her mother Madeline Hungerford during the school’s inaugural Mums and Muffins morning last Friday.

Mums and muffins

The new Mother’s Day event proved a great success with a good crowd of mothers and children enjoying the early morning catch up between 8am and 9am before school.

Right, Mehes mum: proud mum Kat Mehes enjoyed the Mums and Muffins morning with her children Michael (seated), Natalie and Nicholas at Newhaven College on Friday.

Tarwin Lower and District Primary School - 4275 Magical science: Zali Rogers from Fish Creek and Hughie Elliott from Tarwin Lower with Richard Scholes, who performed for the students recently.

Science on show STUDENTS from Fish Creek and District and Tarwin Lower primary schools were entertained by Richard Scholes, magician and scientist. The show ran for an hour and Richard performed many different experiments from the physical and chemical sciences. He made elephant toothpaste, demonstrated low air pressure, created giant bubbles, tricked our eyes with optical illusions and much more. This year Fish Creek and District Primary School is studying science as a specialist subject and thought this would be a great way to complete its term one topic of chemical science. This performance is the first Nexus Arts show for 2014 that the two schools have come together for, celebrating a long standing tradition of collaboration.

Tarwin Lower Primary School proudly educating our community for 85 years. In 2013, two former students achieved the highest score in VCE in the state.

OUR SCHOOL FEATURES Small class sizes, providing individual attention, laying strong foundations in literacy and numeracy and enabling our children to learn in a supportive environment. Strong connections with the local and broader community. Building relationships between others and ourselves that are respectful, caring and inclusive. A community that is proud of its achievements and continues to be actively involved in its award-winning grounds. Highly successful Jolly Phonics and Grammar Program implemented Prep-2 to develop reading, writing, grammar and spelling skills. Dedicated, professional teachers committed to supporting your child succeed at school and for life. Spacious, new facilities with plenty of open spaces for children to play, grow and learn.

School Road TARWIN LOWER |Phone 5663 5263 Email tarwin.lower.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au www.tarwinlowerps.vic.edu.au Our school welcomes all visits and enquiries. For further information please contact our Principal Sharyne Munday or the office manager Lindy Van Gisbergen.

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DELICIOUS homemade muffins, hot drinks and delightful music performed by students were on offer last Friday at Newhaven College Junior School for the first ever Mums and Muffins morning.


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New home for the Salvos

What a job: Tony Smith from Considine and Johnston and Martyn Scrimshaw from the Salvation Army are thrilled with the new facility, recently completed in Leongatha.

Building delivered on time THE new Salvation Army complex, built by Considine and

Johnston on Long Street in Leongatha is complete, and will be

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officially opened on the weekend. Tony Smith from Considine and Johnston said the new complex is a real asset to the town. “We were thrilled to win the project on tender. We had a good working relationship with the architect Ian McEwan Designs and the client Martyn Scrimshaw from the Salvation Army,” he said. “One of the interesting parts about this building is the amount of work that went into the acoustics, particularly in the assembly area. “The room has acoustic panels on the walls, and under the carpet there is a hearing loop, which allows people with hearing aids to adjust them

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to block out background noise.” Mr Smith said the building, which took around 11 months to complete was built through last winter, which required some adjustments to the initial plans. “We had to redesign the slab with the archi-

tect to allow us to work through winter,” he said. “We completed a couple of walkthroughs during the building process, just to make sure everything was going to plan, making a few minor adjustments along the way.” Salvation Army captain, Martyn Scrimshaw

said he can’t speak highly enough of the fantastic job the team at Considine and Johnston have done on the project. “The quality of the workmanship Considine and Johnston and its contractors have provided is fantastic,” he said. “We have got a build-

ing we know we are going to be able to enjoy for a long time to come due to the quality of the workmanship.” Mr Smith said he is very proud of the project and the way the tradesmen, the majority of which were local, worked together on the build.

Moving on: Martyn Scrimshaw, Sue Hanson, Heather Scrimshaw and Barry Hanson are working hard to move the Salvation Army into its new home.

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New home for the Salvos Salvation Army moves in The entire project, worth around $3.5 million was funded internally by the Salvation Army, there is no government funding involved. Constructed by Considine and Johnston, Salvation Army captain Martyn Scrimshaw said the complex is not just a normal building. “It has a lot of elements. Considine and Johnston has had to cater for quite a few different user groups, including a food bank, an assembly area and areas for our Gippscare social services programs to operate,” he said. The need for the Salvation Army to find a new space came when the former premises on Anderson Street became too small to accommodate Salvation Army programs. “One day we had our Mainly Music program on, and there were so many mums and kids that when they were all lying on the floor, there was no room to step around them,” Mr Scrimshaw said. “We also had Gippscare take on a few extra services, and that same week a storm came through and flooded both the Salvation Army building and the Gippscare building. “From there we approached head office in Melbourne and the journey started.” The Long Street location was chosen, which saw two houses demolished and another sold for relocation. “We looked everywhere for a suitable location. Because we are colocating with Gippscare, we needed to be in a visible spot,” Mr Scrimshaw said. Gippscare’s full range of services began operations from the new facility on Monday, and has a new phone number: 5662 6400.

Good cooking: Judy Hanson, Heather Scrimshaw, Lyn Frith and Sue Hanson have taken on the monster job of setting up the kitchen in the new facility.

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THE Salvation Army moved into its new home on Monday, which will be officially opened on Saturday, May 17 at 11am.

The Salvation Army services including church based programs, emergency welfare, food hampers and support for people in need also began on Monday. People can contact the Salvation Army on 5662 6410. Mr Scrimshaw said he thinks the new facility will be of enormous benefit not just to the Salvation Army and Gippscare, but to the community as well. “It is certainly going to provide a better environment for Gippsland and its clients, and we now have much bigger spaces to hold our programs, like Mainly Music,” he said. “We also hope to put in a secure outdoor play area, and we have the benefit of a much better kitchen.” Mr Scrimshaw said he wants to see the building used by the community as well. “We have large training rooms and we have already had an education organisation contact us with the possibility of running computer classes there,” he said. “We have had a wedding there already and we are in talks with the Leongatha Secondary College with regard to its music camps.” “It is not just a place the Salvation Army can call home; I see it as a community asset as well.” On top of the opening of the new facility, the Salvation Army is also in the middle of the annual Red Shield Appeal, with the doorknock weekend scheduled for the weekend of May 24 and 25. “It is important to let people know the Red Shield Appeal money does not go towards our new building, it goes towards helping people in need,” Mr Scrimshaw said. “If people see our collectors out, they can donate then, or if anyone wants to help, all they need to do is give us a call. “The Red Shield Appeal will culminate with the winter sleep out on Friday, May 30.”

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New home for the Salvos

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around the South Gippsland area, including the Leongatha Learning Centre, The Inverloch RACV Resort, Newhaven College and now the Leongatha Salvation Army complex. With more than 20 years experience, Wayne Williams and Darren Burns have grown their business to become a leading mechanical services contractor in Victoria and interstate.

Williams and Burns has covered the needs of many industries in the commercial sector, and has extensive experience in the hospitality and entertainment industry which covers the design and installation of systems for hospitals, hotels, clubs, gaming rooms, cinemas and residential houses. Mr Williams said their company is passionate about employing apprentices;

currently they have five apprentices on staff, believing young people are essentially the future of the industry. “The beauty about a business like Williams and Burns is the work is done by locals, with the company providing employment opportunities in the region, as well as helping young people begin their careers,” he said. “We also have a service and maintenance department

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which provides proactive preventative maintenance and breakdown repair services.” They encourage regular maintenance and repair of air conditioning systems in order to prevent expensive refurbishments and upgrades. “We are a small, yet dynamic company working in both regional and metro areas throughout Victoria.” Mr Williams said the company excels in its ability to develop and deliver a quality project to meet client’s needs and to provide the ongoing maintenance to ensure the product lasts its full life and works to its full capacity. Williams and Burns is proud to have an association with Considine and Johnston which has spanned more than 20 years. “We have worked together on many prestigious local projects, including Mary MacKillop Catholic College, the South Gippsland Hospital in Foster, the Meeniyan CFA and many other notable local projects,” Mr Williams said.

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That is, they choose by their own free will to work without payment for the benefit of the community. It was volunteers who began the welfare, health, education, emergency, social justice, animal welfare, cultural and recreational services which we take for granted today. Since its beginnings, The Salvation Army has been a means through which many volunteers can be involved in community work. Volunteering with the Salvos will make you a partner with us in our community service programs, which last year assisted more than one million Australians. With your help, we will continue to be there for those in crisis. If you want to help others in your community then why not volunteer some of your time to aid The Salvation Army as we endeavour to help those experiencing disadvantage? What does it do for you? In helping The Salvation Army in their important work you will be: * Contributing to the community which brings a sense of worth to you and to those you are helping. * Developing personal skills. * Gaining work experience, giving you the opportunity to receive a reference which will assist you in job applications. * Making new friends. * Having fun. Contact the Leongatha Salvation Army to see how you can help.


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New home for the Salvos Salvation Army building from the beginnings Right top, Salvos’ new home: carpenters with Considine and Johnston Luke Bowman of Wild Dog Valley and Jacob Enbom of Korumburra look at the progress in March this year.

Right bottom, Exciting future ahead: CEO of The Salvation Army South East Services Network Robert Martin, Regional Gippscare manager Celia Irwin and captain of the Leongatha Salvation Army Martyn Scrimshaw at the construction site of the new Leongatha Salvation Army building last December. Above, Ready to build: GippsCare regional manager Celia Irwin, Salvation Army manager for building and facilities Kelvin Bates, captain Martyn Scrimshaw from the Leongatha Salvation Army, Considine and Johnston project manager Gary Bullen and Salvation Army division secretary for eastern Victoria, Major Leanne Ruthven at February 2013’s announcement of the project.

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Salvo’s salute volunteers THE Salvation Army GippsCare will join thousands of organisations around the nation to mark the 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week in Australia ( May 12-18).

This year’s campaign theme Celebrate the Power of Volunteering is all about appreciating and understanding the work of volunteers across the nation. The Salvation Army GippsCare recognises the valuable contribution of its team of foster carers as without them, they would not be able to assist children and young people who cannot live at home, and need to live in foster care. Captain of the Leongatha Salvation Army Martyn Scrimshaw said, “National Volunteer Week 2014, enables us to dedicate and honour our foster carers through the time that they so selflessly give up to us. “On the 25th National Volunteer Week, we join in with other organisations to celebrate our exceptionally skilled foster carers who are a valuable asset to our organisation in the way we provide foster carer services to our children and young people.” For more Information about National Volunteer Week, please visit Volunteering Australia’s website www.volunteeringaustralia. org and follow the National Volunteer Week link on the home page. The Salvation Army GippsCare Website is www.salvationarmy. org/GippsCare

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New home for the Salvos Electrical needs we have it covered MCDONALD and Roberts Electrical Contractors were engaged to carry out the complete electrical installation at the new Salvation Army complex. Grant McDonald said the fantastic new premises will serve the entire

community well into the future. “Our works include all the light and power requirements, air conditioning electric’s and a specialised energy managed lighting system,” he said. McDonald and Roberts have been instrumental in numerous installations over the last 30 years including schools, hospitals, hotels, supermar-

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Right, Great technology: Grant McDonald from McDonald and Roberts points out some of the innovative technology used in the new Salvation Army facility.

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sional Communications and Fundrasing Secretary, Stewart Orchard, said “the generosity of the people of Leongatha will help to ensure the organisation can continue to support the increasing number of people in need of social services.” “Volunteers who are willing to spare a few hours to rally around the Leongatha community are key to The Salvation Army reaching our goals and raising funds that go directly back into our programs and social services.” The Salvation Army operates 74 programs across Eastern Victoria

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including Homeless Services, Family Counselling and Youth Services. “Many Australian are in need of assistance with the most basic essentials such as food,” said Dr. Bruce Redman. “Australia is going through a major economic transition and some families face an uncertain future. Many people who have been well off in the past are now genuinely worried for what is around the corner.” The Red Shield Appeal Door knock is integral to providing the funds so the Salvos can continue to help those who need it. To volunteer simply call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) or register online at salvationarmy.org.au. To donate to the Red Shield Appeal please call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58), visit salkvationarmy. org. au, or in person at any Westpac Bank branch or by posting your cheque to PO Box 9888 in your capital city.


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An outstanding offer ON show now at Edney’s Leongatha, the return of the Pulsar to the Nissan stable after a seven year hiatus has been a resounding success. The new Pulsar is sure to attract wide interest in the market place. Add to this a current Nis-

san loan offer on several of the vehicles in its range, and the one per cent interest per annum over three years, and the Pulsar will be selling like hot cakes. It has much to offer for a medium size car. In appearance it looks like a scaled down Maxima. It is smart and large looking for a car in its class. Compared to many of its

competitors its styling is relatively quiet and restrained. The Pulsar is understated and doesn’t seek to make itself overly conspicuous. It might not be a head-turner but not everyone wants to turn heads and that aside, it is an exceptionally good looking car to park in the driveway. For a car with an entry level price of under $19,000 it comes with a lot more fea-

tures than one might expect such as cruise control, 16” alloy wheels and connectivity for all the local gadgetry families carry around with them days. The Pulsar has front, side and curtain airbags. Under the bonnet is a 96kW, 1.8 litre 4 cylinder engine which packs as much punch and more as anyone in the market for this car would want either around town or

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In addition to the airbags the Nissan Pulsar Sedan also comes standard with Antilock braking system (ABS), Brake assist (BA), electronic stability control (ESC), traction control, electronic brake force distribution (EBD), driver and front passenger seatbelt reminder all leading to a five-star ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) rating.

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Holden team wins customer gongs TWO employees of Leongatha Holden have won customer service awards at a Holden dealers state awards night in Melbourne recently.

Seven months on: Leongatha Holden has made a big impact since bursting on to the scene in October last year.

General manager Russell Hemming has won an award for outstanding service in the new and used car sales section whilst service manager Gerard Higgins won the equivalent for his department. Russell received his in recognition of outstanding new vehicle sales performance, customer care

and product knowledge. Gerard’s award was for outstanding team performance across dealership service operations. The Holden Guild of Excellence awards are conducted annually. The night was held at the Sofitel Hotel on April 5. The winners awards are based purely on what ratings customers themselves have given when filling out surveys after they have purchased a vehicle. Leongatha Holden is part of the large Gippsland Motor Group. Its Holden dealership in the Latrobe Valley took out the top award of Grand Master Dealer, the best rating you can get. They have won this award not only once, but for the last 17 years in a row; the only dealer in Australia with this many accolades. Russell attributes the awards to good, old fashioned customer service. He said whilst the sales environment was very important such as having modern, state of the art premises, a sound showroom floor with plenty of vehicles to chose from and a comfortable lounge for customers it mostly boiled down to customer service. “If you can meet a customer’s needs on a vehicle whether its price, the type of car they want, the colour or with the features they require then they’ll go away happy with their purchase,” Mr Hemming said.

“Of course the followup on the sale is most important as well; making sure everything’s fine with the car as well as having the service team backing when the car needs servicing.” Leongatha Holden is demonstrating it takes things seriously with some big inroads into the South Gippsland market since opening officially on October 1, 2013. In the seven month period until the end of April, 2014 the Leongatha dealership has sold 128 new Holdens; that excludes used car sales. “I would like to thank our customers over this time for backing us and firmly establishing this dealership into the community. Without their loyalty we wouldn’t be here.” Leongatha Holden supports the community with many sporting and other sponsorships. One of its biggest is as major sponsor of the Leongatha Football Netball Club. Currently Leongatha Holden is in the run up to the end of financial year with its Step Up Campaign offering huge factory bonuses across the whole range until June 30. In addition Holden is offering free auto on Colorado, Trax and Captiva 5. In its service department there is a special running also with the Holden Super Saver Service, with a car service for just $189. Refer to the advertisement for details.

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MAY 12 - 18, 2014

Making everyday law easier to understand The Victorian Law Foundation is delighted to announce the official launch of Law Week 2014 and new community website Everyday-Law. org.au. Both are designed to help Victorians understand the law. Law Week (May 1218) starts on Monday. The seven day program for Law Week creates an environment for learning about the law in an easy way. People can rub shoulders with a judge, hear from experts on sentencing, family violence and other big issues, or find legal answers at a range of info sessions from copyright, to wills and estates. You can even speed date a lawyer for a free 15 minute appointment to have your

legal questions answered. And drawing on the diverse talent across the sector, this year’s program also has an artistic flavour, with live music performances, comedy acts and more. Eveyday-Law.org. au Our new website, Everyday-Law.org.au, brings the community a go-to destination for everyday legal queries. It selects the best plain language legal information produced by more than 150 organisations in Victoria. People can find legal answers, source legal help, learn about the legal system, or see what news and events are happening. To get your organisation’s resources on Everyday-Law.org.au, contact the team by email or

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Faces of the law: Mimmie Ng, Sean Linehan and Ruby Oldham from Oakleys McKenzie-McHarg Lawyers, a traditional general legal practice. They strive to offer a personal and traditional legal service in a broad range of legal fields from their Leongatha and Korumburra offices.

Access to all things legal OAKLEYS McKenzie-McHarg Lawyers is a traditional general legal practice. The simple aim is to be accessible to its clients and to the others with whom they deal with to provide access to a full range of legal services, efficiently and at cost competitive rates. From its offices in Leongatha and Korumburra, referrals are made to recommended legal and other specialists in various fields when appropriate. Oakleys traces its beginnings back to George Frederick Oakley, who commenced practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Col-

ony of Victoria on 29 March 1881. The firm came to South Gippsland in the early 1970s when Bill Freeman extended the Melbourne legal firm Oakley Thompson’s interests to Leongatha. Services include: • Property Law and Conveyancing • Commercial Law • Family Law • Litigation • Criminal Law • Wills and Powers of Attorney • Estate and Succession Planning • Deceased Estates Oakleys is also able to provide access to specialised legal assistance as may be required.

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through mediation before your case can be heard in court. This is the case with family disputes relating to children, for instance. What is mediation? In mediation, people in a dispute come together to discuss their issue and try to reach an agreement with the help of a mediator. Mediators are neutral. They help people come to their own agreement but they do not give legal advice, take sides or make a decision for them. They help to manage the discussion in a way that lets everyone’s views be heard. A mediator cannot

force the parties to accept a solution to their problem. The parties need to agree to the solution and it becomes binding on them if they enter into a contract. This is different from a decision made by a court, which can enforce the decision against both parties whether they agree with it or not. Mediation is generally confidential. How do I find a mediator? If you have not been able to solve a dispute by yourself, consider getting a mediator to help you. A number of people

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HIS is a property that will delight the most fastidious of buyers. It’s a home with great appeal, constructed by one of South Gippsland’s most respected Builders, David Enbom. The large home, which is 32 squares plus under roof, comprises of four bedrooms, generous air conditioned main bedroom with beautiful en suite and a well designed walk in robe. The remaining three bedrooms all have built in robes, two are air conditioned. Attractive tiled bathroom and a separate powder room is included. The lounge room is a nice quiet room with attractive decor. The kitchen, family and dining room is a large open area which combines beautifully with the enclosed outdoor living area, this area also has split system air conditioning. The kitchen will please the cooks in the family. It’s very generous, with quality appliances including a dishwasher,

and has a great pantry and a host of cupboards. This home has quality decor and fittings throughout. The outdoor living area is a great set up with plenty of room for a sizeable gathering and has ceiling fans. The garden is bursting with colour and appeal it is well landscaped and a credit to the present owners. The 6x6m colorbond workshop with concrete floor and power is the perfect place to have some fun in your spare time. Are you energy conscious? This property has four rainwater rain water tanks and three pressure pumps, ideal for a healthy and vibrant garden. The property also has a 1.6 kilowatt solar system selling back into the grid at 60 cents per kilowatt. This is a well designed, well built property where great attention has been given to detail. We offer here a wonderful opportunity to secure a beautiful property from genuine vendors who are moving on.

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No. 33, The Grange Retirement Village has it all: internal access from secure garage ; beautifully painted throughout; spacious BR with built-in-robe; covered back patio with plenty of privacy; large open living room ; modern kitchen with quality appliances; front gardens maintained by body corporate; social benefits of a communal complex. Easy living in pleasant surroundings.

Solid, 3 BR brick family home. Quiet street & very large parcel of land. Renovated kitchen, bathroom & laundry. Kitchen with new quality appliances, adjoining dining area & separate lounge. Side access to huge back yard. Plenty of room for large shed /workshop. Sunny backyard, town water & tank. Most of the hard work has been done.

Prime location, 869m² block (approx.) Light- filled home with 4 BRs, large open plan kitchen/family room, separate lounge, spacious family bathroom & laundry. Enjoy town & rural views. Double garage, secure under house storage & side vehicle access to back yard. Plenty of room for large shed. Ready & waiting for someone to move in & enjoy.

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Chalet chic hideaway – three acres W

HETHER you are seeking a permanent home in a private and picturesque setting, or a relaxed and sophisticated weekend hideaway, this elegant lifestyle property is very likely to suit. A sweeping drive brings you to the home, set on the rise of three beautiful acres amidst a mix of native and exotic mature plantings.

home is utilized by a professional couple and so the rooms have been set up for them: a large room adjoining the living zone via double doors is currently home to a formal dining table: perfectly suited for smart entertaining. Another room off the living zone is used as a generous study. Both of these adjoining rooms (or either) would just as easily be “bedrooms two and three”. A master bedroom with built in robes, and a very smart bathroom, complete

It offers a versatile floor plan, allowing you to choose the emphasis on living rooms or bedrooms to match your individual needs. The focus of the home is an enormous open plan living space, with a wall of mostly-glass that opens to a magnificent, tiered deck, taking in elevated views across the property and beyond. This living zone incorporates a superb hostess kitchen and an expansive living area with easy room for meals and lounging. Presently the

the main house. This easy living style has been extended to incorporate additional accommodation and recreational spaces via a protected and covered causeway that runs along the length of the home. Here, a guest lodge is fitted with its own bathroom, kitchen, lounge, and romantic loft bedroom. A luxurious recreational room is fitted out with exercise equipment and portable sauna, adding to the hint-ofScandinavia that the home exudes. Between these two structures is the laundry – spacious and more than adequate to cater for you and any of your guests. The property itself has impressive infrastructure: a 10m x 7.5m new

Colorbond double garage, a second shed or garage, chicken mansion, ample water storage, good fencing and expanses of lawns. The current owners preferred not to have “animal paddocks”, but the layout and fundamentals are there for you to re-introduce small paddocks for any creatures you might like to own. The lie of the land is gentle enough to accommodate a horse – or two. Not too far out of Leongatha, at 705 Canavans Road, you can inspect this unique property at advertised open times, or by arranging a personal inspection with the agent. Exclusively listed with First National Prom Country Real Estate.

The negotiation process for a private sale Private sales remain the predominant method of sale averaging around 80 per cent of sales in a year. Therefore, one of the most frequent questions REIV members receive is about making an offer to buy a property in a private sale. If you are intending to make an offer there are a few things to keep in mind. As the seller does not have to accept your offer, he or she may want to wait to see what other offers are made, or may want different settlement terms. This may result in a negotiation between you and the seller. The real estate agent will act as a go between in this process. When negotiating, keep in mind that the agent is legally obliged to act in the best interests of the seller, not the buyer. This is one of the many reasons buyers may choose to use the services of a buyer’s agent to assist.

As the negotiations continue, ensure your offer is in writing as a form of contrast signed by you. It must also be accepted by a fixed date and time. You can also make it subject to obtaining finance, or the sale of an existing property. If the seller accepts your offer and countersigns the contract before your offer expires, there is a binding contract. The contract sets out the terms of the sale, including the names of the buyer, seller, the real estate agent, title details, price, deposit, balance owing, and the date on which settlement will occur, which is when you can move into the property. When buying a residential property through private sale, cooling off rights apply on the day after you sign the contract. Note that this is different to buying at auction in which case cooling-off rights do not apply three business days before, on the day, or three business days after the auction. If you are unsure about the contents of anything you are asked to sign, obtain legal advice before signing any documents.

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• Fully renovated period style home • 3-4 bedrooms, master with BIR • Timber flooring, R/C air con, open fire place

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Striking from start to finish N O need to go on holidays. This stunning home is a private resort like oasis that has it all, including a pool and spa. Immaculately presented, buyers seeking extra space to accommodate growing children will be impressed by this home which has plenty of room to entertain family and friends too. Three living areas (four if you count the parent retreat) offer a great use of zoning and consist of step down lounge, open plan kitchen / family / dining room and separate poolside rumpus room/bungalow, suitable for teenager retreat or gym. The family room is an eye opener.

It is the first room after entry and simply stops you in your tracks. It has that special â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;wowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; factor, with its vaulted atrium windows, glossy floor tiling and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the pool. The central kitchen is well appointed with privacy up sides to benches, which means cooks can be part of the action while preparation is screened. A spacious dining alcove and the adjoining lounge off the family room provide an appropriate balance between formal and informal living, creating choices and options for entertaining and relaxation. A further living option is the separate brick poolside room with flexibility to be used as a rumpus/ games room, gymnasium or teenager

retreat. The three bedrooms downstairs all have built in robes. The family bathroom is fitted with a separate bath, shower and has new floor tiling. Upstairs, the main bedroom or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;deluxe suiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is an expansive parent retreat with bedroom, en suite, spacious lounge with built in office shelving and views over town toward farmland. Landscaped gardens, extensive undercover entertaining areas and glass safety fencing surround the beautiful pool and spa. The quality, the lifestyle and the privacy this property has to offer makes it very special indeed. Definitely one for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;move in and enjoy with nothing to spendâ&#x20AC;? category.

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Set on 3.6 acres (approx.) of easy care grounds, the spacious 22sq (approx.) house has four BRs, two bathrooms & two living rooms PLUS a massive open plan kitchen/living room facing north. Outside two whopping great sheds for vehicle storage (& Man Cave), new chicken house & yard & massive water storage capacity.Yes, the kids can have a pony & raise a calf. On the edge of Mirboo Nth (the Leongatha side), perfect for school runs & commuting. Invest in your family.

Whether you are seeking a permanent home in a private & picturesque setting, or a relaxed & sophisticated weekend hideaway, this elegant lifestyle property is likely to suit. The focus is on               separate 1 bedroom guest lodge, recreational room & laundry. Double garage, double carport, ample water storage, good fencing & expanses of treed lawns with option to convert to paddocks.

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Everything about this property is a winner: from the land size of more than 1000sqm, to the generous room sizes, & the number of actual rooms â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets, 2 enormous living rooms PLUS a family sized kitchen meals space. To top that all off, two new bathrooms, new kitchen & new laundry plus a myriad other new aspects all combine to present you with a feature-packed township lifestyle property. A short walk to the school zone & shops.

With a highly-sought bitumen-road frontage, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Atherstoneâ&#x20AC;? is set privately to the rear of its level 5 acre parcel in a most commanding position, in the majestic hills of Ruby. The original Victorian Homestead features rooms with 3.6m ceiling heights, picture rails & period cornice, double-hung windows, and stained glass side-lights. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, and highset return verandas, mature gardens and orchard, & paddocks that are just perfect for horses.

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In the heart

IF the key to real estate is “position, position, position”, then this classic brick veneer home is at the top of the list for a rock solid investment. Located in the heart of Leongatha, only 120 metres from IGA and the Aldi site, this home offers not only position, but also family living. With four bedrooms, lounge and a huge kitchen/ dining area, there’s plenty of living space. Being the original Bruce family home, this well built house has stood the test of time. Invest in the heart.

LEONGATHA 13 Bruce Street Alex Scott and Staff Leongatha 5662 0922

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BRAD Kijlstra-Shone from Stony Creek is one of three lucky Gippslanders chosen by Sustainability Gippsland to attend the Community Energy Congress in Canberra on June 16 and 17. The winners will each receive tickets for the Congress, accommodation for two nights and $250 towards transport. Brad will be representing South Gippsland’s Energy Innovation Co-op, Sandra Kelly (East Gippsland) will represent the group ‘We Have Done It, So Can You!’ and Morgan Knoesen (Wellington) will represent the Sale Community Energy Initiative. All groups aim to provide information to the local community about living sustainably. As a condition of the competition, the winners will post updates from the Congress on the Sustainability Gippsland website at the end of each day and write a short article afterward about their experience there. (Each individual is a member of a local sustainability group, and uses the Sustainability Gippsland website to promote events and resources.) Sustainability Gippsland is a not-for-profit social media website developed to link groups and individuals involved in sustainability. It has been designed specifically for Gippsland with support from the six Gippsland Councils and using funding from the Department of Environment and Primary Industries. Members of the public had the opportunity to enter the competition by engaging with the Sustainability Gippsland website. The website will soon include a section for local businesses to be involved so make sure you check in with the website every now and then to keep up to date on everything sustainable in Gippsland. To follow the individual updates from the Community Energy Congress and to join the Sustainability Gippsland website, just go to www.sustainabilitygippsland.com . More detail about the Congress can be found at http://c4ce.net.au/ .

Mayor’s message Cr Jim Fawcett Council was extremely delighted last week to see one of its priority projects significantly progressed with the announcement of $5.12 million joint funding by State and Commonwealth Government for the Leongatha Heavy Vehicle Alternate Route. Such outcomes highlight the value of Council’s ongoing Priority Projects Advocacy Program, where the CEO and Mayor meet regularly with relevant Ministers and local members to state the case for the needs of the South Gippsland community. It is just another of the somewhat ‘invisible’ services that Council provides that delivers tangible returns for your rates. Deputy Premier Peter Ryan who was highly supportive of the bypass project, says it will take around 18 months to complete. The alternate route will redirect over 600 heavy vehicles daily from the Leongatha CBD and pave the way for a refurbishment of Bair Street as a user friendly retail precinct. As to be expected, Leongatha traders have warmly welcomed the news which will reduce noise, congestion and effluent spills and improve safety in the CBD. During the final design process conducted in conjunction with Vic Roads last year, nearby residents, transport user groups and the wider community were consulted regarding the potential impacts. Refinements identified and funded in the Budget include the installation of traffic lights at the Ogilvy Street intersection for improved pedestrian safety. Councillors and senior management recently conducted another tour of the eastern end of the shire to update their awareness of the infrastructure and issues in the area. These tours are invaluable in putting the many reports we receive in context with the physical structures. As a Ward Councillor for this area, I was also pleased to be able to convey local sentiment on these issues. We visited the Toora Boat Ramp, Port Anthony, the Vi-Plus factory, Agnes Falls the Long Jetty and the Long Jetty Caravan Park (now managed by Council), and the site of the proposed Port Welshpool marina. It’s pleasing to see our communities staging more leisure events during the colder months. Be sure to take advantage of Council’s website calendar to promote your event on www.visitpromcountry.com.au It’s free and can be done by simply calling 1800630 704 or 5655 2233, submitting online or emailing to promcountry@mac.com Cr Jeanette Harding Acting Mayor (Cr Jim Fawcett is on leave this week)


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McRae duo take the stage TARWIN cattle farmer Tim McRae is stunned to have landed the role of Peter in the Wonthaggi Theatre Group’s (WTG) upcoming production Jesus Christ Superstar.

“I was there for my daughter Bree, who was trying out for an ensemble role,” Mr McRae said. “Little did I know Bree and her mum had contrived to rope me in too.” Bree is 15 and new to musical theatre. Inspired by previous WTG shows like Les Miserable, Oliver and 13, she was keen to audition for Jesus Christ Superstar. She’d also grown up with stories shared by her parents about Mr McRae’s days with WTG over 30 years ago. “Dad played five roles in the Wonthaggi Celebration, put on by WTG to open the Wonthaggi Arts Centre,” proud Bree said. The Wonthaggi Celebration was directed by Melbourne director Ken Harper and had 60 cast members. It is said to be the biggest show WTG has put on.

“This was a really good show and a wonderful time in my life,” Mr McRae said. “We had a great time and I met some fantastic people.” But life soon took over and it was 30 years before Mr McRae would thrust himself into the theatre spotlight again. This time he is in a principle role as one of Jesus’ main men, Peter. “I got married, had three kids and ran the farm,” Mr McRae said. “Life has been busy but my memories of the theatre were always positive. I was pretty excited for Bree when she said she wanted to audtion.” Jesus Christ director Wayne Moloney says Tim was the obvious choice for the role as Peter and gave musical director Kirk Skinner a hopeful nudge towards Mr McRae when he heard him sing at Bree’s audition. ‘I was singing along with everyone else at the audition to support,’ Mr McRae said. Mr Moloney said they didn’t have a Peter yet and when he heard Mr McRae sing Mr Skinner agreed he was a perfect fit.

“I haven’t seen Tim for almost 30 years, since we did the Wonthaggi Celebration together,” Mr Skinner said. “It’s come full circle and it’s really good to be working together again.” For Mr McRae, the main challenge is time. Running a farm, rehearsing three times a week and extra vocal lessons is the trickiest commitment. However, like several other ‘cast families’, the opportunity to be sharing the stage with his daughter makes the experience particularly special. “I know this is a special time for Bree and I, and we relish it,’ he said. ‘The drives to rehearsal are great. We talk about the production and sing on the drive over and on the drive back. It’s been a very special bonding experience for us.’ Both father and daughter are aglow with the stories they share of this WTG journey and agree it probably and hopefully won’t be the last time on the stage for them. Jesus Christ Superstar opens Saturday May 24. Tickets are on sale at the Wonthaggi Workmens Club or call 5672 1083 to book.

Venus Bay opens door to koalas By Brad Lester THE people of Venus Bay have put out the welcome mat to Blinky Bill. An innovative project of the Venus Bay Community Centre is aiming to entice more koalas to town. Centre coordinator Alyson Skinner and her volunteers have given away more than 400 manna gum trees to locals and holiday homeowners to plant on their properties. Manna gums are a major source of food for koalas. Ms Skinner said the Venus Bay Koala Project began in response to South Gippsland Shire Council’s bid to sell public land in the town many locals believed contained essential wildlife habitat. “People like to view the Australian wildlife here,” she said. “There used to be a bigger koala population in the area. There is at Tarwin Lower and Koonwarra. There are some at Venus Bay and I have personally seen three or four.” With so much vegetation along the Venus Bay peninsula, the town is ideally placed to provide refuge for more koalas.

However the key to doing so is changing residents’ mindsests. “People are clearing their blocks much more intensely so we are losing native habitat,” Ms Skinner said. The community centre ordered 500 manna gums, paid for by the South Gippsland Landcare Network. The project has since attracted the support of the Friends of Venus Bay Peninsula and Tarwin Lower Venus Bay Association. Trees were given in exchange for a gold coin donation at a stall during the recent Tour de Tarwin event on Easter Saturday and by the end, just 80 trees were left. Scat collection kits will be offered to help track koala movements. Scat analysis through Landcare could determine if the Venus Bay koalas are part of the Strzelecki koalas, which are genetically variable and less prone to disease. Over the next few years, Ms Skinner envisages 2000 trees will be planted. Council has now devised an evaluation matrix to measure the various qualities of land earmarked for sale, but that matrix does not value habitat nor indigenous history, Ms

Help out: Venus Bay Community Centre manager Alyson Skinner is urging the community collect manna gums from the centre and plant the trees to encourage more koalas in town.

Bonding experience: father daughter duo Tim and Bree McRae are sharing the opportunity to perform in the Wonthaggi Theatre Group production Jesus Christ Superstar.

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Skinner said. “This is a well known area for Aboriginal middens. There are layers of shells here,” she said. The Venus Bay community has banded together to maintain the land council is considering selling to alleviate the cost of keeping the land to council. “We will control the

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rabbits and keep the grass low,” Ms Skinner, said. She said Council has welcomed the move. Four stewardship groups have been formed so far. Ms Skinner is urging people to record where they have planted the trees on a map at the centre to determine which trees need replacing in the future.

MILPARA recognises the valuable contribution that Neighbourhood Houses and Community Houses make to the community in which they are located during Neighbourhood House Week and National Volunteers Week. These Houses could just not operate without the significant contribution of the volunteers who support the work done. Milpara Community House will be celebrating and acknowledging this contribution in a number of ways during this period of time. Today we will be hosting our Volunteers’ Afternoon Tea between 2pm and 4pm. This coming Saturday we will be the showcasing achievements of Milpara Community House at ‘A Fine Affair’. We would welcome your comments on what we do and this can be done in a couple of ways - ‘like’ us on Facebook, comment on our website, come along to ‘A Fine Affair’ or simply call into the House at 21 Shellcott’s Road, Korumburra to have a look at what we do and meet some of the people involved. You are welcome at Milpara Community House. Tickets are now on sale for our upcoming fundraising event, a special and exciting event called ‘A Fine Affair’. This will be held this Saturday evening, May 17, 7pm - 10pm at the Korumburra Community Meeting Rooms (behind the Library). At ‘A Fine Affair’ we are showcasing the courses on offer at Milpara Community House and the food, wine and produce in this area and Milpara tutors and their students will be present to answer questions and queries about the many and varied courses on offer. We would love you to be a part of this exciting venture. To book your place for this event, call us now. If you are a business owner or an employee Milpara Community House

is hosting a Business Networking Seminar. This seminar will help build your confidence and equip you with the basic skills to effectively raise the profile of your organisation and build ongoing commercial relationships to grow your business. Most of us are time poor, so working smarter is the only way to fit everything in. This session is supported by Small Business Victoria and will be held at Milpara, 21 Shellcott’s Road, Korumburra, on Wednesday May 21, commencing at 7pm and concluding at 9pm. Soy Wax Candlemaking will be returning in Term 2 by request. Come along and join in this scented session to be held on Wednesday June 11, 12.30pm to 3pm. Apply First Aid, Administration of Adrenaline for Anaphylaxis, and CPR classes are running over the weekend of May 24 and 25, 9am to 4pm. Is your certificate current? Is it due to expire? Do you need a current certificate for work purposes? If so, please call us to enrol in these upcoming classes. Have you recently moved into the area and would you like to meet other people and learn about this district? We take this opportunity to invite you to come to our Newcomers’ Luncheon. We hold these lunches each Term and the next one is to be held on June 3 @ 12.30pm. Please contact Milpara for further information and to book in for the Luncheon. For information about any of the offered classes or courses at Milpara, please call Sandra, Leisa or Jenni on 5655 2524, visit our website www.milparacommunityhouse.org.au


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SPINAL HEALTH WEEK

MAY 19 TO 25, 2014

Live better, we’ve got your back LOCAL Chiropractors are behind Spinal Health Week 2014 (May 19-25) to promote the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Australians are living longer and we want to be healthy, active and capable of enjoying those extra years. Unfortunately, back pain is one of the top three causes of disability in Australia. Instead of enjoying retirement when you plan for it, back pain can force some people into early retirement, which could cause the loss of income and quality of their retirement years. Over a quarter of a million Australians are being forced into early retirement because of back pain or arthritic pain. Back pain is a common ailment for South Gippsland residents and one in eleven residents can be expected to have back problems this year. Seeing a chiropractor can help reduce your back

pain and correct your posture, which may prevent you from retiring too early. Chiropractic care is an effective management of different types of back pain. The Live Better, We’ve Got Your Back campaign launches Spinal Health Week (19-25 May, 2014), a national campaign by the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA), to draw attention to the size of the problem of back pain and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle in Australia. Local chiropractors Dr. Dylan Adams and Dr. Joanna Ngo have called upon South Gippsland residents to take up the challenge of improving their lifestyle habits to better care for their backs. “Improving our postural fitness, such as not sitting down for too long, sitting correctly, and using proper techniques when bending or lifting can help to avoid damage to your spine,” Dr. Joanna said. “Proper posture keeps everything in its natural position which reduces wear and tear of joints and re-

lieves stress, improves health and enhances your appearance.” Over two million Australians have back problems each year. The consequences of back pain are serious - it affects families, lifestyle and productivity. People with back problems report 2.5 times more disorders, such as depression. “Low self-esteem can affect the way we feel about our bodies, including the way we carry ourselves, poor posture places strain on the spine, thereby leading to potential back pain and poor spinal health.” Ways to improve your posture include: • Take regular stretch and rest breaks from manual work • If working at your computer take short breaks to stretch and stand • Try standing when you’re on the phone for extended periods • Incorporate more regular exercise into your daily routine • Check and adjust your position reg-

ularly, be that at a desk or in a vehicle • Always bend your knees and keep objects close to your body when lifting To promote the message that a healthy spine leads to a healthier life, Todd Chiropractic Wellness Group Leongatha is available to conduct workplace health presentations to educate local businesses and their staff. “Spinal Health Week is also a great reminder to make an appointment with us to assess your spinal health and discuss how a more active lifestyle will improve your overall wellbeing”, Dr. Dylan said. Chiropractors are five year university trained and can analyse posture and spinal problems. They can also provide expert care, lifestyle and exercise advice. The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) believe that more investment in chiropractic care and research is necessary. To learn more about the CAA campaign visit www.

spinalhealthweek.com.au For advice on how to Sit Right or to download the free widget, visit www. sitright.com.au For a posture assessment or to make an appointment, contact Todd Chiropractic Wellness Group Leongatha 5662 2497.

About the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (National) Limited (CAA) is the peak body representing chiropractors. An underlying principle of chiropractic is “healthier spine, healthier life.” By offering expert, drug-free spinal health care and lifestyle advice, chiropractors help Australians lead and maintain healthy lives. With more than 3,000 members, the CAA is the largest chiropractic health body in Australia, and coordinates its efforts with autonomous CAA state and territory organisations.

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more freely and clears interference to your nervous system (which regulates all your body functions). Chiropractic not only helps to restore a state of health to your body, it aims to allow every part of your body to function optimally. Through visiting a well qualified chiropractor such as Dr. Robert Forster at South Gippsland Therapy Centre, patients can naturally find relief from aches, pains and the symptoms

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The latest addition to the team is chiropractor Robert Forster. Bob brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. In his 20 years Bob has developed a keen knowledge of the human body and in particular the spine. He has a diverse array of techniques he uses and has worked with a wide variety of people from the very young, to the aged and everyone in between. He has worked as a chiropractor in South Africa, the UK, and NewZealand, and has worked closely with various elite sporting teams – with treatment of sport related injuries one of his passions. In his many years as a chiropractor Bob has developed brilliant tactile and adjusting skills he can modify for individual needs and responses. From traditional manual adjustments, to low force techniques, Bob has had great experience and success with his patients. Chiropractic is the largest health care profession in the Western World. Chiropractic is based on the knowledge tension, misalignment or altered function of your spine (subluxations) can interfere with the flow of information and energy along your nerves and may dramatically affect the function of your body in many different ways. By correcting subluxations Chiropractic care helps your body to move

ments with Bob is growing quickly. He is at SGTC Monday’s and Thursday’s with lunch time and after hours appointments available for

With 20 years experience Robert has a lot to offer the people of South Gippsland. Robert is available Mondays & Thursdays till late.

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The Good Life

TEA COSY FESTIVAL - FISH CREEK

Fish Creek gets cosy MAKE some time to visit Fish Creek during May, when the annual Tea Cosy Festival returns to town. The award winning festival is on again for the second year, bringing joy and knitted delight to the town for 10 days. Running from Friday, May 16 to Sunday, May 25, live performances, family friendly events and the signature tea cosy exhibition are bound to draw a crowd. Festival director Deidre Granger said the event showcases the town’s character and reinvents a cultural icon of country kitchens along the way. “One of the main aims of the festival is to bring people together to celebrate the uniqueness of Fish Creek through its artistic talent, its cosiness and its seamless blending of the old and the new within the town,” she said. “It has become a really heartfelt festival as well as being fun.” The theme for the 2014 festival is music and all festival activities will have a musical flavour.

Fun and fancy: the exuberant whimsy section of last year’s festival was well supported. The tea cosy at the top left was the winner of the section.

“Two of the headline acts include The Tea Set and husband and wife duo, String Fever,” Ms Granger said. “The musical thread continues over the 10 days of the festival and will include a free instrument making workshop, a film night, a fair and talent show.” The tea cosy exhibition will be officially opened on Saturday, May 17 at 2pm by Corinne Noyes, also known as Madame Flavour. Author and former local Alison Lester will be judging this year’s winners, with the exhibition remaining on display in the Fish Creek Memorial Hall until May 25. During the festival there will be other opportunities for tea and a chat and Madame Flavour should be there to help. The opening of the tea cosy exhibition will include a performance by Anne Norman, with high tea accompanied by Madame Flavour teas. Anne Norman is a shakuhachi performer, improviser and composer, working in a diverse range of music creation. For a full list of events and entry forms for the tea cosy competition, go to www.teacosyfestival.com.au.

Above, Performances: Off The Leash theatre group wowed the crowds at last year’s Tea Cosy Festival. Great idea: this tea cosy won first during last year’s festival in the aquatic section.

Inside, Warm tea: this is an example of the fantastically creative tea cosies that will be on display as part of the Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival starting on Friday, May 16.

THE

FISH CREEK HOTEL TEA COSY FESTIVAL HIGH TEA 1:30pm - 3.30pm 18th - 24th May 2014 $18 per guest Booking advised 1 Old Waratah Road, Fish Creek, VIC 3956 Ph. 5683 2404 | F. 5683 2550 www.fishcreekhotel.com.au E. bigfish@fishcreekhotel.com.au

Alison Lester will be at Gecko Studio Gallery in time for the Tea Cosy Festival which opens this weekend..

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String fever combines popular music, extraordinary musicians and nouveau Vaudevillian comedy to create a feature act like no other. Kicks off the Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival.

The Tea Set sing & play songs they love with zeal, zing and mellifluous harmonies. They play both kinds of music, country and disco. High tea served with Madame Flavour teas. Sue Arnold, Mary-Lynn Griffith and John O’Hagan

Location: Fish Creek Memorial Hall, Falls Rd Time: 7.30pm to 10pm Contact: Kerry Spokes 5683 3481 Cost: $20

Location: Fish Creek Memorial Hall, Falls Rd Time: 4pm to 6pm Contact: Deidre Granger 0416 280 658 Cost: $50

May 18 - Snippets of Shakespeare

TEA COSY COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED MAY 17 IN THE FISH CREEK HALL

www.teacosyfestival.com.au | info@teacosyfestival.com.au

Alison Lester to appear at Gecko “ALISON Lester’s Animals” exhibition opens at Gecko Studio Gallery on Sunday, May 18 and the opening event will be held on Sunday, May 25 between 2pm and 5pm. Alison will start signing books at 3pm; all of Alison’s books are available to purchase including her latest, “Kissed by the Moon”, which has been selling so well since it was published that copies are often hard to find. There will be four new “Noni the Pony” prints from the book launched at this exhibition – “Noni the Pony”, “Cows on the farm”, “Noni, Dave and Coco” and “Noni kicks up her heels with the hens and the ducks”. Gecko Studio Gallery is an outlet for Alison’s books, prints, cards and stickers. Prints are available unframed or framed

by Gecko. Alison Lester has been illustrating books since 1979 before starting to write her own with her first book, “Clive Eats Alligators” published in 1986. Alison was born and grew up in the Foster area, living on a farm overlooking the sea and first rode a horse as a baby in her father’s arms. She has always been surrounded by animals whether they be dogs, cats and horses or wild creatures. Most of her books feature lots of animals; they are an integral part of Alison’s story telling. Alison’s books “mix imaginary worlds with everyday life, encouraging children to believe in themselves and celebrate the differences that make them special” (Wikipedia). Alison’s books have been published around the world and enjoyed by a vast number of children (and adults).


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The Good Life

Your LOCAL guide to Art and Entertainment

Savour guitar magic at Meeniyan THE Australian Jazz and Fingerstyle Guitar Spectacular is coming to Meeniyan. Featuring Dr Martin Taylor MBE from the United Kingdom, this is the guitar event for 2014. Taylor is the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz and fingerstyle guitar playing, and will be joined by 10 string guitarist and

South Gippsland bound: Dr Martin Taylor MBE from the United Kingdom is bringing his internationally renowned guitar skills to Meeniyan.

Talent flocks to WTG

By Tayla Kershaw

THE Wonthaggi Theatre Group (WTG) has something special in store for 2014.

Jesus Christ Superstar is WTG’s major production and boasts a huge talented cast including new performer Tom Green. In Tom’s first on stage role with WTG, he will be taking on the lead role of Jesus. “For someone so young, he’s very vocally strong,” director Wayne Moloney said. “He will perform magnificently.” Tom has been honing his performing skills under the guidance of well known Australian actress Rowena Wallace, and singing coach and musical director Kirk Skinner. Kerryn Lockhart will be playing Mary Magdalene. Ms Lockhart has previously worked professionally, touring Asia in the musical Cats. She made the change to settle down in Inverloch and Mr Moloney is sure she will bring something special to the role. Tim Gessell will be starring as Judas. The role is vocally demanding but

Mr Gessell has a lot of passion for it. After several performances in Melbourne, he has come to Wonthaggi for his dream performance. Simon Furniss is taking the role of Pilate. Mr Furniss is from Phillip Island and is an experienced performer. Tim McRae has worked with WTG since the 80’s and is enjoying performing with daughter Bree in the show. Mr McRae

will play Peter, one of the Apostles. Amanda Price will portray Simon Zealotes. She has plenty of stage experience and is joined by two other female Apostles. Rehearsal started in February and the curtain will go up for opening night on Saturday, May 24. It has been both a daunting and rewarding experience for Mr Moloney. WTG is also proud to have a strong family base

All together: the close knit cast of Wonthaggi Theatre Group’s major production Jesus Christ Superstar.

with Mungo and Roy Trumble performing alongside father Hamish and Louise Adkins performing with three daughters Sophie, Rachel and Katie. “It’s not unusual for us to have a cross generational cast,” Mr Moloney said. “It’s part of what makes us so strong.” The crew is still busy painting sets, as well as designing costumes, to bring this exciting production to life.

MARTIN TAYLOR MBE World renowned UK Jazz and fingerstyle guitarist with guest guitarists Matthew Fagan, John Rees & John Northmore.

PERFORMING

Sue Gilford, Helen Timbury, Laurie Colins Libby Schreiber, Chris Beehag

AT MEENIYAN HALL 8pm, Doors open 7.30pm

FRIDAY MAY 30,

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several charities including the Child Bereavement Charity, is patron of the My Wish Foundation of Sri Lanka, and is a trustee and vice president of Scotland’s Buddhist Vihara. The concert will feature Matthew Fagan performing on 10 string Spanish guitar and Maton ukulele of which Fagan is the endorsed player. He has toured with international celebrities Natalie Cole, The Original Buena Vista Social Club, Billy Connolly, Shirley Bassey and Michael Crawford. The tour with Billy Connolly was so successful Connolly was quoted saying, “Matthew is the best guest artist I have ever toured with”. Fagan as explored the Spanish guitar from classical to flamenco and Latin to Celtic Guitar and in 2012 Fagan and his original music has appeared on ABC TV and Channel 7. The Meeniyan Show will be played at Meeniyan Hall on Friday, May 30, and will also feature guests John Rees from Men at Work and now a South Gippslander, and John Northmore of Won Wron. To book, phone 1300 762 545, online at www.oztix.com.au or book at Gecko Studio Gallery,15 Falls Road, Fish Creek; Duck Hutt Meeniyan,134 Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan; and Mains Street Revelations, 31 Main Street, Foster.

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Day Without You from the same album was also nominated for instrumental of the year for a coveted Golden Guitar Trophy. Taylor’s ground breaking solo album Artistry, produced by Steve Howe, was released in 1992 to much critical acclaim. It was number one in the HMV Jazz Charts for a record 12 weeks. From 1979 to 1990 Taylor toured the world and recorded over 20 albums with the French jazz violin legend Stephane Grappelli. Their album with Vassar Clements, Together at Last, won a Grammy nomination in 1987. It was through Isaacs Taylor was introduced to Grappelli, erstwhile violinist in Quintette du Hot Club de France with Django Reinhardt. Grappelli invited Taylor to join his band full time occupying the position once held by his idol Reinhardt. The BBC made a special performance of the Spirit of Django Suite by Martin Taylor and the Britten Symphonia part of their Proms concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Taylor has garnered two honorary doctorates, a BBC lifetime achievement award, top 10 albums in both the USA and Europe, a record 14 British jazz awards, film and TV credits and in 2002 he was appointed MBE for services to jazz music in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List. He is also involved in

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Maton endorsed ukulele player Matthew Fagan from Australia. Taylor is a multi-award winning guitarist, composer, educator and innovator whom Acoustic Guitar magazine calls “the acoustic guitarist of his generation”. Taylor makes a much anticipated return to Australia for his first solo tour of the country in five years. This tour will see him perform works from The Great American songbook as well as tunes from his latest album with Tommy Emmanuel. Taylor is a master concert performer and dazzles audiences with a signature style that artfully combines his virtuosity, emotion and humour with a strong, engaging stage presence. Taylor is renowned internationally for his masterful arrangements for solo jazz guitar, concerts, recordings, and collaborations with musicians from many different musical genres. He was also part of the Four Martins, a fascinating blend of four acoustic guitarists, including Juan Martin (flamenco), Martin Taylor (jazz), Martin Carthy and Martin Simpson, both of whom come from the folk tradition of the British Isles. Taylor recently toured America and with Tommy Emmanuel promoting their new CD, The Colonel and the Governor, which was nominated for an ARIA in the best jazz album category. The track I Won’t Last a

Tickets: Phone:1300 762 545 www.oztix.com.au Gecko Art Gallery (Fish Creek), Duck Hutt (Meeniyan) or Main Street Revelations (Foster).

Table bookings: 0438 881 985 BYO. All ages.

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Farming Insight DAIRY COWS In Calf sessions prove popular FOR SALE

Contact: Alex Dixon 0409 581 935 e: alex.dixon@elders.com.au

Korumburra

ELDERS Dairy Export WANTED Unjoined Friesian heifers $1815-$1870 inc GST Registered unjoined Friesian heifers $1925-$1980 inc GST 220-380kg weight at delivery end of May Young Friesian Heifers 4-8 months 120-200kg weight $1430-$1485 inc GST Regular intakes to local property Contact: Alex Dixon – 0409581935 Michael Foote – 0427162370

WANTED Surplus young dairy cows wanted, all dairy breeds, pregnancy tested in calf and/or empty, money paid is well above weekly saleyard prices. For immediate inspection Contact Alex Dixon – 0409581935 alex.dixon@elders.com.au

The In Calf workshops, which have been held across Gippsland in late April and early May, highlight the latest in fertility developments. The sessions were led by In Calf project manager Dr Barry Zimmerman along with Dr Tom Gilheany from the Tarwin Veterinary Group and Ash Michael from the Department of Primary Industries and Environment in Leongatha. In Calf is a Dairy Australia initiative delivered with the assistance of GippsDairy. The workshop focused on four areas: • Synchronisation programs, • Improving seasonal calving patterns without inductions, • Bull management in relation to fertility rates, and • Sexed semen – the pros and cons. A smaller discussion on a new phone app that scores body condition was also part of the workshop. GippsDairy project director Annette Zurrer said the strong turn out for events across the region had shown In Calf was a program farmers wanted to get involved with. “Programs like In Calf are aimed at improving herd performance which affects the bottom line of farmers,” she said. “Dairy Australia has used dairy service levy funds for this program which offers farmers access to the latest developments in fertility – an area crucial to the success of any dairy farm.”

Jersey Bulls, rising 2 y/o, fertility tested $1000 + GST Holstein Bulls, 2 y/o, registered $1600 + GST Contact: Alex Dixon – 0409581935 alex.dixon@elders.com.au

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Mixed quality cattle on offer The usual buying group was present and operating in a cheaper market in most places. Quality was very mixed again and demand for the secondary cattle which dominated the sale eased significantly. Trade cattle eased around 11c to 12c/kg for most. The grown steers

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slipped 10c to 13c for the better two to four score heavy weights, while the light weights and plainer condition cows fell 18c to 28c/kg. Heavy weight bulls improved between 2c and 7c/kg. A handful of yearling trade steers sold from 190c to 207c/kg. Yearling heifers showing good finish made between 155c and 192c/kg. Grown steers showing good finish sold between 190c and 215c, with the secondary two scores between 165c and 190c/kg. Well finished bullocks made from 182c to 214c, with the secondary two scores from

- Unjoined Holstein Heifers 100-180kg, 180-320kg - Unjoined Jersey Heifers 130-160KG, 180kg plus China Protocols apply.

REAL ESTATE LEONGATHA

showing good finish eased 5c with the secondary two score drafts falling 14c/ kg and attracting some restocker interest at the lower prices. Well finished bullocks slipped 4c with the secondary two score steers falling 13c/kg. A good selection of heavy weight grown heifers showing good finish improved 4c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers slipped 9c to 16c, while the crossbred portion eased 13c to 15c/kg. Most weights and grades were represented in the cows with a smaller group of buyers operating very selectively. Prices

Now buying for China

For professional advice and personal attention Servicing all areas of South Gippsland

Bruce Petersen .....5629 9720 .....0418 346 907 Dan Cameron ...... ......................0408 141 611

Yanakie dairy farmer: Neil Comben at the In Calf session with Kylie Reid from Leongatha North, Helena Brown from Korumburra and Monomeith’s John Glasscock.

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THERE were approximately 2700 export and 500 young cattle penned.

BULLS FOR SALE

Informative: at the In Calf Meeniyan session were Dr Barry Zimmerman, Dr Tom Gilheany, Stony Creek farmer Maree Young and DEPI Leongatha’s Ash Michael.

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(clearing sale conditions) 130 Friesian & Fries x cows, Predominantly AI bred, Most are 2nd – 4th calvers, PTIC to registered Friesian bull to calve July 20th on, currently in lactation. These cows being sold under clearing sale conditions, this is a great opportunity to purchase quality cows that are direct from the breeder and are only being sold due to lease expiry. Would consider to sell in smaller lines to suit buyer requirements. Price $1600 + Gst

SOUTH Gippsland farmers took the opportunity to attend last week’s In Calf workshop in Meeniyan.

LEONGATHA Dane Perczyk 0408 176 063. David Holden 0428 749 390

172c to 188c/kg. Heavy weight grown heifers showing good finish sold from 155c to 187c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers made between 134c and 165c, with the crossbred portion between 147c and 186c/kg. Light and medium

weight cows sold between 52c and 128c/kg. Heavy weight cows made from 88c to 153c/kg. Heavy weight bulls sold from 130c to 179c/kg. The next sale draw - May 14 and 15: 1. David Phelan, 2. SEJ, 3. Alex Scott, 4. Elders, 5. Rodwells, 6. Landmark.

Wednesday, May 7 BULLOCKS 1 I. Griffiths, Foster 17 Whitelaw Park Angus, Whitelaw 14 D.J. Bentley, Leongatha South 1 B. Joy, Foster 10 A.W. Scarff, Mardan 20 O’Loughlin Bros, Meeniyan STEERS 9 M. Campkin Smith, Leongatha South 8 A.W. Scarff, Mardan 8 Belgrano P/L, Glen Alvie 1 M. Hamblyn, Yarram 1 M. Steenholdt, Woolamai 21 A.B. Ware, Wonthaggi COWS 1 M. Hamblyn, Yarram 1 A. & P. Maple, Tarraville 2 G. May, Carrajung 4 S. Tirpcou, Woolamai 12 Strathbrae Equity P/L, Inverloch 1 T.Y. & M. Neesham, French Island HEIFERS 1 Aurora Racing & Stud, Lang Lang 1 G. & J. Schepers, Won Wron 1 K. Park, Fish Creek 1 G.L. & Y.M. Humphrey, Allambee 2 N.L. & J.A. Haw, Mirboo North 12 Whitelaw Park Angus, Whitelaw BULLS 1 O’Hara Reality P/L, Yinnar 1 G. & P. Addamo, Modella 1 G.A. & W.A. Watkins, Yanakie 1 P.A. O’Neill, Waratah North 1 W.F. & A.R. Walker, Leongatha 1 G.C.R. & M. Khune, Dumbalk

575kg 663kg 603kg 690kg 551kg 720kg

215.0 213.6 212.2 212.0 212.0 210.2

$1236.00 $1417.00 $1280.78 $1462.80 $1168.12 $1513.97

527kg 547kg 530kg 535kg 545kg 532kg

215.0 212.0 210.0 208.2 208.2 208.0

$1133.53 $1160.70 $1113.00 $1113.87 $1134.69 $1107.85

690kg 620kg 537kg 638kg 597kg 595kg

153.2 $1057.08 153.2 $949.84 153.2 $823.45 153.2 $978.57 153.2 $915.37 153.0 $910.35

345kg 405kg 355kg 360kg 565kg 588kg

197.6 $681.72 192.2 $778.41 190.0 $674.50 190.0 $684.00 187.2 $1057.68 185.6 $1091.95

1115kg 770kg 945kg 950kg 815kg 1025kg

179.5 178.0 177.6 175.6 175.0 175.0

$1998.08 $1370.60 $1678.32 $1668.20 $1426.25 $1793.75


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Farming Insight Making light work of farm employment JOHN and Karen Emmett have gone from handshake agreements to HR handbooks. The Yannathan dairy farmers have experienced first hand the evolution in workplace practices and freely admit they need a helping hand to keep up with the latest legislation and regulation. Luckily, help is right at hand these days, through initiatives like The People in Dairy and GippsDairy’s Dairy Workforce Project. Like any other farmer, John has had his ups and downs with employees, but it is the ever increasing complexity of human resource compliance that has been a constant problem since he first started hiring in the late 1970s. Rules to make farms safer and to protect the rights of both employees and employers have mostly been for the benefit of all involved. But working through the maze of compliance and regulation has created an administrative burden which many farmers find hard to deal with. Although he now leaves most of the

day to day running to a share farmer, John has been able to find relatively simple answers to workplace problems through industry information sources. With the guidance of Fonterra area manager Robyn Gray, John has made sure his share farming arrangements are legal, fair and workable. “I used to work on a handshake arrangement, but these days you really need someone to sift through (the regulations) for you,” he said. Robyn, who has been helping John navigate the HR maze, said the information available on The People In Dairy website is a wonderful asset for the dairy industry. “It’s been invaluable because it is a topic people have been a bit fearful about dealing with,” she said. “But everything on the farm is about people, so we really need to be talking about and getting it right for everybody.” GippsDairy’s workforce coordinator Jeanette White said John and Karen’s experience was typical of many farmers trying to grapple with complicated workplace issues.

“The reason GippsDairy used dairy service levy funds to start the Dairy Workforce project was to help farmers find a simple way to comply with today’s workplace standards and connect them with willing employees,” she said. “It can seem very complicated, but talking to the right people and knowing where to look on the web can take a lot of the stress out of it.” While John is now comfortable having access to the necessary information he needs, he still thinks there’s a simple solution to most on farm employment problems. “You need to get on top of all the regulations, but the most important thing is communication with your employee. If everyone is happy, most of your problems are gone,” he said. “As with any relationship, if something goes wrong and you let it fester, problems will arise.” For more details contact Jeanette White on 5624 3900. Further information can be accessed at thepeopleindairy.org.au

Working smart: John and Karen Emmett on their 420 acre dairy farm at Yannathan.

Meeniyan heifer night YDDP’s South Gippsland group has organised Wednesday night’s discussion as a way of exploring the best way to rear heifers to increase productivity and profitability. Guest speaker Bridget

DAIRY Australia and GippsDairy are continuing to roll out energy assessments across the region, helping to slash power bills for farmers. This project is being delivered by Dairy Australia and is funded by the Department of Industry through the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program. With assessments only available until June, farmers are being urged to sign up sooner rather than later. A trained assessor will carry out onsite assessments and provide farmers with recommendations to optimise the use of energy in their current system as well as providing information about alternative energy savings. The project will bring energy savings to the dairy industry, reducing both costs to the farmer and carbon dioxide emissions. Gormandale’s Ben Thexton has already implemented changes following his assessment

and has been pleasantly surprised by the results. A different method of drawing water through the plate cooler has had a significant impact on power bills. “That plate cooler change cost us $230 and can save us $10,000 over a year and we all know power costs are only going to go in one direction,” he said. Craig McWhinney was shocked to realise how much energy was being used on his Yarragon farm and the potential for savings through smarter practices. “It was astounding to realise how many things move, how many little motors we have,” he said following his on-farm assessment. “It has given us the impetus to say, when we do replace something, let’s do it from scratch. Let’s go and find the right information, not just replace the broken item with the same thing. “Especially with water heating, there’s huge savings to be made there.” Energy assessor Neil Baker said his experience in dairy sheds had shown efficient use of existing

equipment was the first step to making savings. “The number one priority is to have all of your dairy plant, water heating system and cooling system running exactly as it should,” he said. “Remember, every dollar saved is straight into your pocket and every tonne of carbon dioxide saved can be counted against the dairy industry’s contribution to emissions reduction - that’s good for the environment and good for the industry.” GippsDairy’s project manager Jenny O’Sullivan said the assessments, which now have more streamlined paper-work, would help reduce costs on every dairy farm. “The project will bring energy savings to the dairy industry, reducing both costs to the farmer and carbon dioxide production to the environment,” she said. To register your interest in a dairy shed energy assessment, which takes around three hours, please contact Jenny on 5663 2386 or email osulliva@dcsi.net.au with your contact details.

VLE - LEONGATHA

1200

CATTLE

1200

THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014

FOR SALE 36 x 36 Angus x cows with Angus calves at foot. $900 + GST.

Contact Tom Browne 0417 493 263

Starting at 10am ENTRIES INCLUDE:

SPECIAL FEATURE - VEALER HERD DISPERSAL A/C S & R CAMERON, BENA (PROPERTY SOLD) 9 Angus/Fries x Heifers, 1st Calvers with Limousin calves, 2-3 months, not rejoined. 22 Angus/Fries x cow, young-middle aged, with Limousin calves 1-2 months, not rejoined. 10 Angus/Fries x cows, young-middle aged, PTIC 8-9 months to Limousin bull. 9 Angus/Fries x heifers, 20 months, unjoined, bucket reared & quiet. 1 Limousin bull, 6 year old 1 Limousin bull, 20 months 1 Limousin bull, 10 months. (ELDERS) A/C DC & LJ McNAUGHTON, FAIRBANK 50 Angus Fries x Heifers. 20-22 months Well grown, in forward store condition and unjoined. (SEJ) A/C WK & J GRAHAM, KILEYS RUN, MIRBOO (BREEDER) 50 Angus steers & Heifers 15-16 months, Yancowinna Blood. (SEJ) A/C B. DUNGEY, BLACK WARRY 30 Angus steers, 7-8 months 20 Angus heifers, 7-8 months Pinora & Innesdale bloodlines Weaned 3 weeks, drenched at weaning, 2 x 5 in 1 Vacc. (LANDMARK) A/C CLOVER COTTAGE, FRENCH ISLAND 20 British white/Hereford cross steers, 15 months. (LANDMARK) A/C MRS M WIGHT, MEENIYAN 12 Hereford Steers, 18 months, very quiet. (LANDMARK) A/C L & J BOYD, RUBY (PROPERTY SOLD) 3 Angus cows with sim x calves, 1 month old 5 Angus x cows with sim x calves at foot, 3 months Above calves have been 5 in 1 vacc. Cows not rejoined. (LANDMARK) A/C B BOOTH 27 Big framed Lawson bred Angus cows, second calf. PTIC to Lawson Angus bull red tags. 2 already calved. A/C M & H JOHNS 12 Angus/TeMania bred heifers, 12 months A/C J & K KIRK, LOCH (BREEDER) 6 Angus/Fries x heifers, 20 months Unjoined, bucket reared. (ELDERS)

5662 4033 David Phelan & Co. Pty. Ltd.

0429 050 349

5655 1677 5662 2291 5658 1894 5662 3523

5662 4388 5655 1133

SOUTH GIPPSLAND ASSOCIATED AGENTS

weight. The May 14 event will be held at the Meeniyan Hotel starting at 7pm. Entry is free, with meals available at bar prices. Anyone interested in attending should contact Penny on yddpgipps@gippsdairy. com.au or call her on 0428 889 337.

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Watt a way to save

ordinator Penny Cooper said the event promises to be a great evening for YDDP members and anyone else who wants to attend. The evening will encompass all aspects of heifer rearing including agistment, leasing, exporting, selling calves, buying in two year old heifers and target joining

STORE SALE

DAIRY CATTLE FOR PRIVATE SALE Acc - Breeder Friesian/Friesian X Heifers. Approx 45 with 1/3 Friesian. Pick of 20 are for sale. Heifers are calving 15/6 on to Jersey Bulls. Approx 70% are AI but not identifiable. Above are vendor's replacements for year. $1500 plus GST John Bowler 0408 238 464 Acc – Breeder (Farm Leased) 29 Jersey Heifers. Joined to Jersey Bulls to calve 1/8 on. Heifers well grown and bred over many years. Genuine Replacements Pat Bowler 0427 622 040 Acc – Breeder 30-40 Friesian and Friesian X cows 3 years – Mature, sound & calving June-August $1000 plus GST Pat Bowler 0427 622 040 12 X/bred Heifers from AI bred dams joined to Jersey Bulls for June 25 on calving $1400 plus GST Andy Grant 0419 681 897

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Opportunities there: savings can be readily made in the dairy shed with the help of expert assessors.

Kase from Southern Stockfeeds will discuss the pros and cons of rearing heifers on farm while Dr Jamie McNeil from Korumburra Veterinary Clinic will add his expert opinions on rearing healthy heifers. “Whether it’s rearing their own or bringing heifers in, we will look at the benefits and costs of both options,” Bridget said. YDDP Gippsland co-

12 AI bred Jersey Heifers joined to Jersey Bulls for June 25 on calving. $1200 plus GST Both lots of Heifers are direct account the breeder and are genuine herd replacements Andy Grant 0419 681 897

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HEIFERS will be on the agenda at a Young Dairy Development Program event in Meeniyan next week.


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TOTAL VALUE OF ITEMS PER ADVERT MUST NOT EXCEED $50 SINK. Stainless steel. 92mmx47mm plus flick mixer. Good condition. $20. Ph. 5662 3650. WOOD HEATER. Red Embers. 3 speed fan. Good order. No flue. $50. Ph. 5664 2383. PERSIMMONS. $3 per kilo. Ph. 0433 776 369 or 5668 4228. ABS WHEEL COVERS. Street Wise. 14”. As new. Silver. $25. Ph. 0488 105 451. ROOM DIVIDER. White with pattern. $10. Ph. 0400 640 019. 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. PAVERS. New 55 brick size. 2” thick. Coffee colour. $15. Ph. 5662 2570. BICYCLE. Ladies. Dunlop Hillcrest. Purple and white. Near new. Plus helmet. $50. Ph. 5662 0838. BOOKS. Mystery and suspense books. 4 volumes. 21 stories: 1 crime mystery & detection. $50. 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. SINGLE MATTRESS. Innerspring. Excellent condition. $50. Ph. 0439 846 592. GOLF CLUBS. Ladies size. 3 wood & 8 irons. Ideal for beginners. Good condition. $50. Ph. 5657 2308. STOVE. Westinghouse Avondale. Good order. $50. Ph. 5664 5415. GEORGE FOREMAN. 3 tier food steamer. White base. Excellent condition. $30. Ph. 0408 994 581. ATARI FLASHBACK. 3 classic game console with inbuilt games. As new. $40. Ph. 0408 994 581. OUTDOOR SLATTED TABLE. Made out of iron singer sewing machine end pieces. 1m x 72cm. $40 ono. Ph. 5662 2570. FISHING WADERS. Size 9. Brand new still in bag. $40. Ph. 0439 552 588. COFFEE TABLE. Wooden. Glass top. Length 37cm. Width 25cm. Very good condition. $30. ph. 0488 105 451. TV. NEC Analog. 25”. Works well with set top box. $45. Ph. 0417 102 526. PC MONITOR. Acer LCD screen 19”. With quick guide and set up cd. $50. Ph. 0409 647 560.

KEYBOARD AND MOUSE. Logitech Internet Pro. Plus rock speaker set. $25. Ph. 0409 647 560. WALL UNIT. Dark wood. 3 glass doors on top. Good condtion. Foster area. $50. Ph. 0427 180 143. ROTARY HOIST. Folding. $25. Ph. 5662 4774. CAR MATS. Set of 4 for Holden Statesman. $15. Ph. 5662 3042. PORTA COT. As new. With doona, cover and pillow. $50. Ph. 5662 3259 after 6pm. OUTDOOR TABLE. Round with 2 chairs. $20. Ph. 5662 3259 after 6pm. WASHING MACHINE. Simpson. 5.5kgs. Good condition. $50. Ph. 5662 5235. GATE STEEL FRAME. 1220mm x 1450mm. Pine 150x25. hinges and bolts. $35. Ph. 5658 1443. DEB DRESS. Size 8/10. $50. Ph. 0427 343 305. GMC BLOWER/VAC. 1800W. $50. Ph. 0427 343 305. BICYCLE. 10 speed. New tyres. $30. Ph. 5664 4307. PANTRY/SHELVING. 1800mm x 1200mm x 450mm wood/chipboard. $25 ono Ph. 5668 1886. BATH. Good size. $50 ono. Ph. 5668 1886. PIN BOARD. Approx. 1.5m x 1m. Aluminium frame. $20. Ph. 5664 4397. BRUSHCUTTER. Kawasaki 2 stroke. Worked last time used (6 months). $20. Ph. 5664 4397. VACOLA PRESERVING STERILISER. Fowlers. Electric. Thermostat controlled. Anodised red lid. As new. $50. Ph. 5672 2510. COFFEE MAKING MACHINE. Krups. Excellent condition. $40. Ph. 5672 2330. CUPBOARDS/SHELVING. x2. Mal/chipboard. $25 each ono. Ph. 5668 1886. 2 SEATER. Green/white. Seattle. $50 ono. Ph. 5668 1886. PRAM. Babyco. Stratford. New born to toddler. Good condition. Easy fold. Various configurations. Navy/yellow check trim. Basket & pram cover. $50. Ph. 5662 5623. CAR SEAT. Safe’n’sound. Guardian retractor. Good condition. Never been in accident. $50. Ph. 5662 5623. SLIPPERS. Official AFL Essendon. Size M. Never worn. $25. Ph. 0488 105 451 SHEEP MANURE. 8 Bags. Western Victoria. Clean. $6 each. ph. 0408 007 633. FIRESIDE CHAIR. White. Padded back and seat. very good conditions. $50. Ph. 5662 4285 or 0438 762 414. TWO SEATER COUCH. Very good condition. Floral linen pattern. $50. Ph. 5662 4285 or 0438 762 414.

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DECLARATION OF SERVICED AREAS In accordance with Section 144 of the Water Act 1989, notice is hereby given that the lots listed below have been provided with water and/or sewer services and are now liable to be rated as serviced properties from the dates also given below.

24 Peart Street, Leongatha PS710322T as from 19th February 2014 29 Hagelthorn Street, Wonthaggi PS718331Y as from 15 April 2014 5-7 Korumburra Road, Wonthaggi PS4368476Y as from 24 April 2014 37 Fairview Avenue Yarram PS 709717B as from 22 April 2014 25 Victory Avenue Foster PS724310K as from 17 April 2014 2 George Street Korumburra PS709405W as from 10 April 2014 Philippe du Plessis Managing Director

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WIOORAYL LODGE Ladies Auxiliary Mother’s Day raffle: 1st prize Graeme Heath, 2nd prize Trish Berryman.

situations vacant SOUS CHEF required at the Westernport Hotel, San Remo. Must be passionate about food, level-headed, professional and self motivated.Position available from June 1. Applications to nick@thewesternport.com. au or 5678-5205.

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Qualified Hairdresser Required

We are a local salon in Leongatha offering Hairdressing and Beauty looking for a FULL TIME experienced and passionate hairdresser. Own clientele preferred. Above award wages for the right applicant! Send resumés to: hairdresserleongatha@gmail.com Applications close Tuesday 20th May 2014

GRAPHIC ARTIST Relief Position

The Star has a casual position available for a graphic artist. The position involves creating artwork for businesses in the South Gippsland area. You will work from our McCartin Street, Leongatha office. The successful applicant would relieve the current staff member during times of annual leave and sick days. Location within Leongatha or within a short distance would be an advantage. The job would be ideal for someone wanting to enter the workforce for short periods and to keep their skills in the graphic arts area. Software used is Corel Draw and Photoshop. If you have a graphic arts background and are interested in doing some days please contact Star Manager Tony Giles on 5662 2294 or mobile 0407 528 192 for further information. Resumés can be forwarded to tony@thestar.com.au

South Gippsland Shire Council

Visitor Information Officers 1 Permanent full time position Plus Casual positions available Band 4 + super (+ 25% loading for casual position)

ENDORSED ENROLLED NURSE RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE FULL TIME POSITION (PART TIME AVAILABLE) Bass Coast Regional Health is a growing organisation with opportunities that will become increasingly available as we come closer to being a Sub Regional Health Service. Generous terms of employment, and Public Sector remuneration – including Salary packaging options. You will: • Exhibit highly developed interpersonal and communication skills. • Be pro-active, highly motivated and an effective time manager. • Demonstrate active participation in and promotion of professional development. • Hold a current Police Check • Hold current AHPRA registration. For further information or to obtain a Position Description, please contact the Aged Care Program Manager, Anne Main on (03) 5671 3166 or visit our website – www.bcrh.com.au Written application with CV, including 3 referees to: Barbara Harrison, Acting DON Bass Coast Regional Health, PO Box 120, Wonthaggi Vic 3995 Applications Close: Monday 19th May 2014

Council has some exciting opportunities for customer focussed Visitor Information Officers to join the Prom Country Visitor Information Centres located in Korumburra and Foster. Your key role will be to assist visitors and tourists to the area when they attend one of our VIC’s and to communicate by email and telephone. You will be responsible for assisting the Visitor Services Coordinator in key administration tasks, development of promotional material, and management of the online accommodation reservation system. The roles require weekend work on a rotating roster between the two centres. You will have Year 12 secondary education or equivalent and experience in Visitor Centre operations or in a similar tourism, customer service or administration role. Knowledge of the tourism sector and tourism qualifications would be a distinct advantage. Please indicate in your application which position you are applying for. Enquiries to Paul Stampton, Manager Strategic Planning & Development on 5662 9200. All applicants must submit an Application Form and address the selection criteria outlined in the position description by 5pm Wednesday 28 May 2014.

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VLE

Victorian Livestock Exchange Leongatha Position:

DATA ENTRY (Casual) Ideal position for someone not after full time work and wants ďŹ&#x201A;exible work hours. Must haves: â&#x20AC;˘ Intermediate computer skills â&#x20AC;˘ Be familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel â&#x20AC;˘ Be able to work ďŹ&#x201A;exible hours â&#x20AC;˘ Good team work skills â&#x20AC;˘ Able to work unsupervised â&#x20AC;˘ Be available for some night work Preferred but not necessary, some knowledge of livestock (cattle) Send applications to: Attention: The CEO P.O. Box 301 Pakenham 3810 Applications close: 27th May 2014

TEMP PART TIME ADMIN POSITION 11/6/14 - 10/7/14 Wednesdays to Fridays Glen is going to Canada for 4 weeks! To be able to manage without him, we require the services of a highly competent admin / reception person to support our busy little real estate ofďŹ ce. Applicants will ideally have one or more of the following credentials: â&#x20AC;˘ Quickbooks and book-keeping experience â&#x20AC;˘ Property Management experience with current Agents Rep CertiďŹ cate IV Essential attributes include: â&#x20AC;˘ Strong customer service ethic with a friendly and open manner â&#x20AC;˘ Sound, demonstrated Windows PC experience incl. MS Word PLUS aptitude to quickly learn third-party database software â&#x20AC;˘ Own car and current driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence The ďŹ&#x201A;exibility to change the set days from time to time would also be preferred. Please email application refs to: kaz@promcountryre.com.au or drop into reception. All interviews will be strictly by appointment.

accommodation

for sale

PROFESSIONAL person seeks midweek self contained accommodation (or housemind) in Leongatha. Ph: 0431380089.

for rent HOUSE 3 bedroom, 2 yo, at Mardan on bitumen road, magnificent views, $300 pw. References required. 0428-264231.

for sale

CHAINSAWS We stock the largest range of chainsaws in South Gippsland, including - Stihl, McCulloch and Husqvarna

from $199

Professional repairs and services to all makes of chainsaws. We also have a large range of secondhand chainsaws available.

MOTORCYCLES & POWER EQUIPMENT

Cnr Allison & South Gippsland Hwy, LEONGATHA Ph: 5662 2028 L.M.C.T. 2714

FIREWOOD Dry local gum, split ready to burn, $90 per metre. Ph: 0459-119345. FIREWOOD, redgum & local wood, Ph 0408-980711, A/H 5662-5175. FIREWOOD Local messmate / stringy / bluegum. Discount for bulk loads, cut, split and dry.$90 per metre. Ph: 0437176187.

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livestock

HAY: small squares, excellent quality, shedded, suitable for horses. New season, $10 each. Can deliver, conditions apply. 5664-1320.

EWES for sale, white Dorpers â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Roslynmeadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bloodline, Whiltshire â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Gracelynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bloodlines. jds@ activ8.net.au. Ph: 0400618577, 5664-3281.

ORGANIC locally grown garlic, $20 kg. Ph: 56573382.

PORKER PIGS ready to kill, weaner piglets and young sow in pig. Ph: 0427631433.

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. SYNTHETIC GRASS Attention all sporting clubs and interested individuals. Ideal for converting any grassed outdoor areas. We are selling secondhand ex Outdoor Bowling Green Synthetic Grass. It is 15mm high sand filled rubber backed 3600mm wide and in strips approx 15m long. Price $8 per square metre. Pick up only, South Gippsland area. For more information please contact Paul on 0418-606027.

32358

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TIMBER Kiln dried blackwood, silver wattle, cypress, celery top pine, most sizes for furniture and craft, also slabs and structural pine. Ph: 56812261.

RAMS Southdown, Poll Dorset, Border Leicester. Flock registered, brucellosis accredited, well bred, established breeder, from $100 each. Can deliver. 0428-356376. SUFFOLK SHEEP 14 ewes, 1 ram, lambing July. Quality animals, $150 each. Ph: 0458-198541. POULTRY / CAGE BIRD AUCTION Traralgon Showgrounds Poultry Pavilion, Sunday, May 18, 10.30am. Wide variety of poultry, hens, ducks, many breeds, fertile eggs. Open for sellers from 8am. Ph: 5197 7270, 0400-934202.

used vehicles Affordable cars at drive away prices

livestock BULLS FOR HIRE OR SALE FRIESIAN, ANGUS, HEREFORD, LIMO OR JERSEY All sound, young Hire or sale Phone 0447 331 762 CHINESE BROWN GEESE (3). Quiet and nonaggressive, $80. 56644423 a/h.

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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.

TOYOTA AURION Touring, 2008, 59,000km, November 2014 reg. WUS943. A/h 5658-1933.

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84 Ridgway, Mirboo North, VIC 3871 Phone 5668 1660

Support Workers/ Registered Nurses Location - Trida (20 minutes from Leongatha or 30 minutes from Warragul)

Tanker Washers/ Drivers Murray Goulburn is a leading global FMCG organisation operating throughout Victoria. We are seeking Tanker Washers and Tanker Drivers to support the business on a casual/ temporary basis with the potential for permanent employment. Positions vacant in Cobram, Rochester, Kiewa, Koroit, Leongatha, Maffra. Washers/Drivers work on a rotating roster of day and night shifts, are multi-skilled and operate innovative Milk Tanker Heavy Vehicles collecting milk from our farms using the latest technology. Skills and experience required: â&#x20AC;˘ An excellent attitude towards safety â&#x20AC;˘ Initiative in ďŹ nding problems and resolving issues â&#x20AC;˘ Experience working with Single and B-Double combinations, routing technology, ďŹ&#x201A;ow meter technology and best practice driving standards â&#x20AC;˘ A current MC & HC Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Licence with 2+ years driving experience in this class â&#x20AC;˘ A clean driving record â&#x20AC;˘ An ability to complete pre-employment medical To apply: Please send your resumĂŠ to peopleconnect@mgc.com.au Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Expressions of interest close 30 May 2014

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Interchange Gippsland creates opportunities for young people with a disability and their families by providing individualised respite and support services in the Gippsland community. We are seeking motivated and skilled individuals to support a 9 year old girl with complex medical and disability support needs. Support is required for all activities of daily living, including personal care, PEG feeding, mobility support, administering medications, physical therapy, and social support to achieve educational and community inclusion goals. Successful applicants will be provided with comprehensive and                          administering medications, and have experience in disability or a health related discipline. Weekend availability is an advantage. Position Descriptions and applications available online at www.icg.asn.au. Questions to Shilo Wilson, Manager Respite & Support. Interchange Gippsland is a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Childwiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; organisation and successful applicants will be required to undergo comprehensive screening. Applications close Sunday 25 May.

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engagements CAPLE - McKAY Wendy and Greg together with Yvonne and Peter congratulate Chelsea and Dan on their engagement on March 29. We wish you a wonderful future together!

bereavement thanks KINDELLAN - Margaret. The Kindellan family would like to thank our extended families and friends for your loving support on the passing of our beloved mother. A special thank you to the staff at Mirboo North Aged Care, Handley Funeral Services, Father Peter Kooloos and the Catholic Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s League who have assisted us during this time.

in memoriam CASHIN Reginald Edward. May 12, 1987. What was, was What is, is What happens, happens In our thoughts always, Pamela, Ian, Cara, Tarryn.

deaths BALL - Barbara Joan. Tragically taken on May 7, 2014. Aged 65. Loving wife and soulmate to Chris for 45 years. Adored mother to Zoe, Rachel and Peppa the dog. Loved mother-in-law to Brett. Proud Nannie to Jordan and devoted friend to so many around her, always willing to help others. You will forever live on in our hearts and through your husband, children and grandchildren. May you rest in peace. BALL - Barbara. A good friend, mother and nannie taken too soon. Our thoughts are with Chris, Zoe, Brett, Rachel, Jordan and family. A motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hug lasts long after she lets go.

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BALL - Barbara. Tragically taken. Our deepest sympathy to Chris, Rachel, Zoe and Brett and baby Jordan. Barb was a devoted wife, caring mother and a proud Nannie. All our love.

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BALL - Barbara. Sincere condolences are sent to our comrade Chris and family on the untimely death of our much loved member Barbara. She will be sadly missed by her widows and comrades. President and Legatees South Gippsland Legacy Group.


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Make ryegrass work harder GETTING more production from ryegrass can mean a difference of thousands of dollars on the annual bottom line, according to Patrick Bloye, a new graduate recently employed by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI). “One of the most important core components of a profitable dairy business is pasture grazing management and often this key component is overlooked,

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or not as well understood as perhaps it should be.” He said. Recent data, independently collected from participants of recent Feeding Pastures for Profit programs, has shown there has been on average, a $43,000 benefit annually from increasing the use of home-grown pasture, along with more efficient use of supplement. The key aims of the program are to address the following questions: 1, how much pasture do I allocate to the herd today? and 2, how much supple-

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HOLWELL (nee Gibson) Patricia Ann. Passed away peacefully at Leongatha Hospital on May 3, 2014 aged 75 years. Late of Mirboo North. Loved and loving wife of Cliff (dec). Amazing mum of Chris, Russell and Tracey. Favourite mother-in-law and friend of Peter and Jeanette. Nan of Carley and Peter, Danny, and Jesse. Great nan of Emily and Lysander. Loved sister of Fred (dec) and Peter. Sadly missed by her constant companion Benji, and also Chenin and Lucy. Dad and Mum together for eternity. LANE - Frank. Passed away peacefully on May 3, 2014 at Tricare Private Nursing Home, Gold Coast, QLD. Formerly of Leongatha and Mt Eccles, aged 93 years. Loved and loving husband of Mary (dec). Loved and respected dad of Roslyn and Cavan Ipswich, Margaret (dec), Elizabeth (dec) and Jenny - Gold Coast. Adored Pa of Sally and Paul - Gold Coast, Andrew and Liz - London. Special great grandfather, affectionately known as Ol’Pa of Mia, Jordan, Annabel and Charlie. Forever in our hearts. Rest in peace... may your bowls always rest on the jack.

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PRUIN - Herman Conrad (John). Passed away May 10. Forever a father-in-law. Forever a friend. One of life’s true gentlemen and an incredible family man. Wendy and Ingrid. Adored Opa of Clint and Kristy. Treasured Great Opa of Tahj, Seth, Kirra and Eli. Forever in our hearts.

ment do I give the herd today? The main aim of grazing management is to match plant growth characteristics with animal requirements. The program provides the information, skills and tools required to enable farmers to maximise pasture production and, more importantly, to increase pasture consumption, the cheapest source of feed on farm. This is achieved through determining the correct timing of grazing of the ryegrass pastures which should determine the rotation length, and how to graze the pastures to the correct residual (based on how much supplement is given). The program provides each farmer with a Rotation Right Tool (RRT), which is customised to the individual’s operation. The aim of the tool is to take out the guesswork when determining how much pasture to offer the herd. The program also offers the knowledge and tools required to determine the correct amount of supplement to offer the herd, using another simple tool the ‘body of evidence’. Many Feeding Pastures for Profit programs have been delivered statewide, and there has been overwhelming feedback on the

high value of the program. One of the key features of the program is the simplicity in which the pastures can be managed. Through the use of the RRT, pasture grazing management can be effectively managed by both farm owners/operators, and farm employees. If set up and used as recommended, you can be very confident that even weekend or relief milkers can manage the paddock allocation for grazing as if you were on the job yourself. The program begins with two classroom days, introducing the core concepts behind successful grazing management and supplement use, and the interaction between these, with a heavy focus on farm profit drivers. Throughout the remainder of the year, there will be a minimum of five on-farm days at varying times of the year (eg spring surplus, hot summers, wet, cold and slow-growing winters etc.) where the effectiveness and challenges of grazing management concepts can be seen and discussed amongst group members first-hand. Every program delivered aims to attract a small number of highly reputable service providers coming from various areas of expertise, such as

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agronomists, nutritionists, milk company representatives. By having these service providers attend, participants have the opportunity to ask specific questions of them, with answers being delivered with clarity. However, more importantly, they are invited along to hear how their products may be used more effectively once farmers have learnt how to grow and use more high quality pastures more efficiently.

This year the Gippsland program is being delivered by Frank Mickan and Patrick Bloye in the Outtrim and surrounding areas, with 28 attendees. Participants ranged from experienced operators with already profitable grazing management techniques to those with less grazing management experience. Whether you’re just after a basic understanding of grazing management concepts, or you are wanting to tweak the management

of an already very profitable grazing system, the Feeding Pastures for Profit program offers great information, practical, simple tools, and great discussion amongst participants that will offer benefits for your operation. For more information on the program, contact Frank Mickan on 5624 2259 frank.mickan@depi. vic.gov.au, or Patrick Bloye on 5624 2208 patrick.bloye@depi.vic. gov.au

Book inspires cancer sufferers

LANE - A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of the late Mr Frank Lane will be held at St Andrew’s Uniting Church, Leongatha on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 commencing at 10.30am. The funeral will leave at the conclusion of the service for the interment of ashes at the Leongatha Cemetery.

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Fresh approach: from left, Conor Cunningham of Athlone and Aaron Potter of Poowong North and Frank Mickan (DEPI) discuss leaf stage at an Outtrim class.

TANYA Curran Brown has been through quite an ordeal since being born into a farming family at Foster. She may now live in Wollongong, New South Wales, but the hairdresser’s battle with cancer is still relevant to South Gippslanders. Tanya underwent a double mastectomy to battle a highly aggressive form of breast cancer and has penned her experience in the memoir A Tale of Two Titties. Armed with a good dose of humour, Tanya shares her experience with a gutsy in-your-face account of her breast cancer journey and its impact on herself and her

family. She hopes that by shining a humorous light on this serious disease, her book will help other women needing a hand to hold as they fight their own cancer battle. “When I was ill, I felt I needed something that was a little less condescending, something a little less serious and something that says I can come through,” she said. The book will be available from book stores and online. Tanya’s father John Curran was schooled at Kardella, and she is related to the Curran and Spencer families of South Gippsland.

Shedding light: cancer survivor and author Tanya Curran Brown.

Ryan MLA shows dollars TWO South Gippsland show societies have received funding to upgrade equipment, improve safety and continue their valuable contribution to the community. Deputy Premier and Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan said Foster and District Agricultural Society would receive $2734 to purchase a set of show jumping safety cups, and Korumburra Agricultural and Pastoral Society would receive $8543 to upgrade power, purchase an urn and install two speed humps. Mr Ryan said the government was committed to supporting agricultural and pastoral show societies in the great work they do for their communities as well as showcasing the region’s agriculture industries to locals and visitors.

“Show societies play a vital role in rural and regional communities, by not only boosting local economies but providing a place for the community to come together each year and so we are pleased to provide some assistance,” he said. “More than $265,000 is being provided to 45 show societies across Victoria this year through the Agricultural and Pastoral Society Grants Program, which provides grants of up to $10,000 for improving facilities that promote agriculture and arts and crafts. “Societies can also apply for up to $8000 to install or upgrade showground amenities and up to $5000 for business activities such as workshops, planning and surveys. “I would encourage all local show societies in need of upgrades to consider applying for a grant under the next round of funding.” Foster Show Society president

Noel Afflitto said he was thrilled the grant would allow the committee to buy their own set of show jumping cups that would improve safety for riders and horses. “Up until now, we’ve been borrowing the cups from local pony clubs to use at our show each year, which is difficult as they often require them at the same time,” Mr Afflitto said. “Having a strong horse presence at our show is integral and it’s important that we provide riders with the best equipment that we can. “Now that we will have our own set of safety cups, we will be able to loan them out to other smaller organisations to assist them with their events.” Korumburra Agricultural and Pastoral Society’s Syd White said all show patrons and competitors would benefit from the grant. “The installation of speed humps will prevent the road that

runs through the showgrounds from being used as a thoroughfare, which will improve safety for those walking around that area at show time,” Mr White said. “The power upgrades will take place in the cattle area and the funding will also allow for lighting to be installed, which will be handy for those setting up of a night or early morning.” Mr White said the hot water urn would also be made available to others who used the Korumburra Showgrounds throughout the year, including the pony club and dairy expo. Mr Ryan said the show grants were conditional on show societies providing $1 for every $2 contributed by the Victorian Government. For more information on the Agricultural and Pastoral Society Grants program, visit: www.depi. vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding.


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Woorayl and district sports IDEAL conditions met competitors in the district sports held at the Leongatha Velodrome last Tuesday, May 6. Competitors from St Laurence’s, Leongatha, Chairo Christian College, St Joseph’s Korumburra, Inverloch/ Kongwak, Leongatha primary and Korumburra primary competed in field and track events. Winners and placegetters moved onto the next phase of competition.

Right top, High jump: Sophie McKenzie of Korumburra Primary School scales these heights with ease. 1500 metre winners: Lanni Pryor of Inverloch Kongwak primary and Jarrod Ross of Leongatha primary, were victors in the 12/13 race.

Right bottom, Great win: Mitch Stivic, centre, burnt around the 1500 metre course to win his race well. Congratulating him on his efforts were, left, Malachy O’Flynn and, right, Kye Benson.

Bass wins: Ralph Arceo, right, head of junior school, is pictured presenting the winning shield to Year Four captain of Bass House Imogen Bradford, following the cross country carnival at Newhaven College last Thursday, May 8.

Leongatha Small Bore Rifle Club FIFTY millimetre pennant results, Section C: R9: Leongatha 574.023 def Brunswick 557.012. R10: Leongatha 576.024 def Numurkah A 571.014. 32 Portland, 20 Leongatha, 20 Numurkah A, 20 MCC B, 16 Stawell, 12 Brunswick. Best Shooters: first, Daniel Croatto 1771.104 (Leongatha); second, David Coupe 1755.072 (Portland); third, Chris Sargant 1749.084 (Leongatha). We now shoot Wednesday Nights at 8pm at the rifle club on the recreation reserve. Any inquiries, please call R. Spratt 5664 2358.

South Gippsland Bridge Club Off and running: students in Grade Four do their best in the races.

Newhaven College cross country carnival BEAUTIFUL, sunny conditions were ideal for the running of Newhaven College’s cross country carnival last Thursday.

MEENIYAN Monday evening First, Susan Ruffin and Clive Hope; second, Brian and Sally Hoskins; third, Frank Arndt and Rob Kain; fourth, Barbara Axten and Ellie McIntyre. South Gippsland and Traralgon Bridge Clubs held its Interclub Championships on the May 6. The venue was the Meeniyan Bowling Club and 56 people attended. The day was a great success, and we look forward to ongoing competition with clubs throughout our region.

Results: N.S. first, Anne Gibson and Althea Drew; second, Fred Kaminski and Irene Pappas from Traralgon; third, Clive Hope and Frank Arndt. E.W. first, Heather Knorr and Glenis Lohr from Traralgon; second, Mike Dooley and Neville Chapman and third, John Sullivan and Alan Johnston. Further details can be found on our website www. bridgewebs.com/southgippsland. Friday – Inverloch The second week of the Inverloch Teams final. Results were as follows: first, Kuiper Team; second, Douglas Team; third, Arndt Team; Oakley Team.


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• LEONGATHA BADMINTON

Great opening night ROUND 1 of Leongatha badminton commenced in great fashion with excellent numbers turning out and some top badminton played. The newly established B Grade competition produced some wonderful results. Jason Comrie, filling in, had an awesome night playing with new player Matt Patterson. They combined beautifully to win their doubles in three very long sets. Jason and Matt then won both their singles to have a very good evening. In the other doubles match Blues had a resounding win over the Swans. Chris Holt was in good form early, and great to see Tracey Ryan and Guilia Joyce playing some top doubles together. They look set for a highly enjoyable season ahead. In A Grade the Kangaroos bounced out of the blocks well and Rodney Wyatt turned on a top match, winning his three sets. Rodney was well supported by new player Mike Timpano who has excellent doubles skills, and the evergreen Corey McGrath.

The only shining light for the Tigers was Frank Dekker winning his singles. The Hawks have also started the season well. Jason Richards is in top form particularly in singles, and Maurice Simpson winning his three sets. For Magpies Roger Callister was the standout performer winning two of his sets, ably assisted by doubles specialist Tim Bright. The season has commenced well and players are encouraged to bring a plate of supper to get involved in the social atmosphere of badminton.

Results A Grade: Kangaroos 5/98 d Tigers 1/65, Hawks 4/99 d Magpies 2/61. B Grade: Saints 3/87 d Bulldogs 2/80, Blues 3/72 d Swans 0/39.

Ladders A Grade Kangaroos .................................7 Hawks ........................................6 Magpies .....................................2 Tigers .........................................1 Bombers .....................................0 B Grade Blues ..........................................5 Saints .........................................5 Bulldogs.....................................2 Swans.........................................0 Demons ......................................0

THE Leongatha Football Club Under 16 team attended the dawn service at the cenotaph in Leongatha on Anzac Day. Early risers: back row from left, Riley Smith, Anthony Argento, Kaj Patterson, Tim Sauvarin, Branson Amarto, Jake Rockall, Mark Hardy (assistant coach). Middle row from left, Matt Davies (coach), Adam Drury, Brock Jones, Tom Evans, Damon Ginnane, Louis Riseley, Tom O’Halloran, Harrison McGannon, Clay Alexander, Alex Stanley. Front row from left, Nathan Trotto, Josh Boler, Jack Ballagh, Kyle Cooper, Lochie Nunn, Tom Brew.

• Darts

South Gippsland winter league Round 4 results Meeniyan 1 d Foster Pirates 7-4: Henrey Logan 125 Paul Logan 100 Meeniyan 1 Pete Write 140, 100 Foster Pirates. Foster Hotel (kapow) d Meeniyan Bandits 8-3: Ian Downing 100 Kane 100 Foster Hotel (Kapow). Toora RSL Diggers d Meeniyan Leftovers 6-5: Wayne 114 Sas 102 Meeniyan Leftovers. Toora Hotel d Wilsons Prom Motel 8-3: Chris Stewart 100 Ian (Lucky) Luxford 100 Danny Jenkins 100 Toora Hotel Bill 100, 100, 100 Clint 120, 114 Marek 121 Wilsons Prom Motel. Welshpool Hotel d Fish Creek Hotel 9-2: Brett Garrow 180 Taylor (Beefy) Reid 100, 100

Justin Barron 140 Aaron Ross 100 Welshpool Hotel Gaz 111 Travis 100 and Dezza a hard 99 Fish Creek Hotel. Highest finish this week was Justin Barron Welshpool Hotel with a 54 peg out. Highest score was Brett Garrow 180 Welshpool Hotel.

Ladder Welshpool Pub ..................79.55 Meeniyan No. 1.................70.45 Toora Pub ..........................61.36 Foster Pub ........................68.18 Foster Pirates ......................45.55 Wilsons Prom Motel ..........40.91 Fishy Pub ............................38.64 Meeniyan Bandits ..............29.55 Toora RSL Diggers ............27.27 Meeniyan Leftovers ...........38.64

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The game that starts and ends with a handshake.

Off and running: right, Dean Langford leading out for the Division 4 men.

• Wonthaggi table tennis

Wonthaggi players compete in world veterans championships WONTHAGGI Table Tennis Association has five players competing in the World Table Tennis Veterans Championships in Auckland, New Zealand this week. They are Mick Wright, Michael Ede, Averil Roberts and Case and Fred de Bondt. These veteran players compete regularly in national and international championships with considerable success. We are proud to know our small association and our Victorian country town has this impact on the world stage and we look forward to hearing of the results next week. These five players won 15 medals at the 2013 Australian Veterans Championships, including four gold medals. They were all awarded the prestigious 2013 Order of Merit award at the conclusion of the championships. Local results in all grades are becoming very interesting as the season progresses, with some unexpected results last week. The undefeated A Grade team of Justin Licis and Sebastian Vethanayagam (Hit Out) went down to Luke Anstey and Averil Roberts (Handicapped)

2-3 in a thriller. Justin remains the only undefeated player in A Grade and won both his singles, but Luke and Averil put on a stunning display to win the doubles in four straight 11-7, 11-6, 11-7, 11-5. There will be no A Grade matches for the next two weeks due to players being absent at the World Veterans Championships. A Reserve welcomes new players Archie Paxton and Barry Roberts. Social table tennis continues each week on Thursdays at the centre and it is particularly exciting to see the progress being made by students from Connecting Skills Australia. Phone Nancy on 5674 4628 for more information. An active after school program is also underway with students from St Joseph’s Wonthaggi enjoying an hour of table tennis fun with Steve and Luke Anstey. Junior coaching with Bruce Harmer continues on Thursdays, 6pm to 7pm. There is still space available for new players aged seven to 13. Just turn up. Many of Wonthaggi association’s top players began in this coaching program. Phone Bruce on 5672 2130 for more information.

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A Grade Hit Out ................... 28 29 (122) First Timers ............ 24 21 (103) Clogwogs ................. 16 20 (106) Handicapped........... 16 18 (88) Inverloch .................. 12 16 (80) Question Mark ........... 8 18 (90) Wipeout (bye)............. 0 13 (69) A Reserve SDM......................... 16 23 (74) Anger Manage ........ 12 17 (54) Fearsome 3Some....... 8 17 (62) Just Rite .................... 4 15 (61) Rollin Rabbits ............ 4 14 (52) Young & Oldies.......... 4 12 (46) B Grade The Experts.............. 20 16 (38) Epic & Awesome ...... 12 14 (32) The Experienced........ 8 11 (26) No Idea ........................ 4 10 (29) The Eleits (bye) ........... 4 9 (22)

Leading players A Grade Justin Licis ....................... 16 (64) Michael Ede ..................... 13 (56) Bruce Harmer (bye) ......... 13 (55) Dirk Holwerda ................. 10 (45) Case de Bondt .................... 8 (36) Eric Van Zyden................... 7 (32) Fred de Bondt..................... 7 (28) A Reserve Sean Michael...................... 7 (23) Nancy Pattinson ................. 6 (21) David Kimmins .................. 6 (18) Matthew Kent..................... 6 (18) Jo Taylor ............................. 5 (16) Daniel Park......................... 4 (15) B Grade Archie Paxton..................... 9 (18) Rory Gow ........................... 8 (16) Ben Kent (bye) ................... 6 (14) Matthew Kent..................... 6 (12) Hamish Dizane ................... 5 (12) Darcy Allamby ................... 5 (11)

South Coast off to a solid start in XCR ON Saturday, May 3 11 athletes represented three teams from the local South Coast Athletics club in the first round of the Victorian XCR Series at Jells Park. The XCR is a nine race Road Racing and Cross Country Series and is Victoria’s premier running competition. The series sees more than 1000 men, women and children from across the state competing for their athletics club, all running to win individual or team premiership pennants. The races are graded with seven men’s divisions, five women’s divisions and U14, U16, U18 and U20 boys and girls divisions as well as over age divisions in five year increments starting at 40 years. The Jells Park course was a real challenge with a one kilometre uphill start and cold, wet and windy weather. None of the three South Coast teams made the podium but two were very close. The best performing team was the Division 4 Women’s team which finished fourth out of 12 teams, only seconds away from third place. Leongatha’s Sarah Lewis got the girls off to a great start burning around the six kilometre course in a solid 25 minutes, 50 seconds. Caroline Beischer from Wonthaggi took over from Sarah and kept the girls within striking distance running steadily

in a time of 27.44 and Phillip Island junior Imigen Langford bought the girls home running her heart out in worsening conditions to record 28.03 for her six kilometres. Fourth place is a good solid start and puts them in the mix for the Series. The U16 boys finished sixth out of 16 teams which was a great result as two of the boys are eligible to run U14. Wonthaggi’s Ed Beischer led off for the boys and zipped around the three kilometres in a sizzling 10 minutes, 14 seconds handing over to little brother Ben in third place. Young Ben, in typical fashion, ran tenaciously and completed his three kilometres in a personal best 12.28. The final runner for the boys was new member Hunter Lipscomb who really impressed having his first run for the club. Hunter ran a very competitive time of 12.17 and secured sixth spot, only six seconds behind the fifth team. The Division Four men’s team included three runners well over 50 while most other teams in this grade had runners in their 20s and 30s. The mix of age and youth probably exceeded expectations finishing eighth out of 11 teams. Dean Langford led off and ran a strong and consistent six kilometres in 23.45 before handing over to Steve Plumb in sixth place. Steve found the going tough and lost a couple of places but battled on running the six kilometres in 30.28 before handing over to 16 year old debutant Sam Peters

having his first run for the club. Sam ran courageously in worsening conditions and should be well pleased with his time of 31.25. This was a great effort as Sam had never run beyond three kilometres in Cross Country before today. Sam handed over to wily veteran Tim Crosbie who slogged his way around in 27.12, a great run in what were now atrocious conditions. Our last runner was Josh Plumb who, like Tim, had to endure the worst of the conditions. The course was now badly chopped up and runners were struggling to stand up on the down hills. Josh did an outstanding job and ran a strong final leg in a very slick 23.56 to get South Coast into eighth place. South Coast is on the lookout for recruits. All you need to run at this level is a love of running. This is a great series and it is open to athletes of all abilities as the races are graded. The XCR Series is the Team sport for runners. Interested or curious runners should log on to www.athsvic.org.au or ring Steve on 56724299 for details or information. Round Two will be at Lardner Park, Warragul on May 17. Entries close Wednesday, May 14.


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Side by side: the Australian and French teams. Photo: Jacob McFadden.

Locals take on France

TWO former South Gippslanders were in the Australian team to contest the Anzac Cup against France in the European country on April 26.

Patrick McGrath, formerly of Leongatha, and Ben MacCormack, formerly of Wonthaggi, played in the 2014 Topdeck Anzac Cup match. McGrath said he would he never forget Anzac Day in 2014. “From the moment I arrived with my girlfriend

Hannah in VillersBretonneux we knew it would be a special weekend. The football was fantastic but the billet family and locals that we met really made the event,” he said. “We hope to go back in years to come and continue to commemorate our brave forefathers on this famous battle ground.” The local ABA (the association responsible for the on-ground organisation) was recognised by both national teams via a town parade that went

past the local school and through streets. Now in its sixth year, the event is reliant on this group and the local council to ensure its longevity for generations to come. The game got underway following the anthems of both teams and a minute’s silence. To say the Australians were excited and focused is an understatement; it was easy to see in the players’ eyes they were ready to represent Australia. The French had come with a slightly weakened

team due to a couple of injuries and travel commitments, but once each player pulled on the national jumper they were more than ready. The Australians were too strong on the day, but the match was played in high spirits, with the crowd getting a great exhibition of high class football skills. Final score: Australia 39.14.248 to France 2.7. 19. MacCormack kicked three goals and McGrath two. “The national team will learn a lot from today

and can take those lessons into the remainder of our preparations for IC14 in Australia this August,” France coach Thomas Urban said. Of his side Ben MacCormack, now CEO of AFL Europe, said: “The team is picked on its individual connection to the area and the Anzac spirit. The level can be varied throughout the team. However, this year, it was an exceptional group. “More pleasing was the respect, understanding and enthusiasm the whole

Local students excel at Interschool Athletics ON Monday, May 5 Leongatha Secondary College students competed in the Interschool Athletics held at Newborough. Despite the cold weather and intermittent rain, all students performed really well and collected quite a few ribbons. Leongatha Secondary College came third overall, out of the five schools participating. Well done also to Claire Jobling and Mikaela Cornelissen, who were both age champions. Claire also set a new record in the high jump, another great achievement. The students are to be commended on their excellent behaviour and good sportsmanship making the average weather all the more bearable. Well done boys and girls.

Age Champions: from left, Mikaela Cornelissen and Claire Jobling. Jobling also set an Interschool Athletics high jump record.

group showed towards the event, commemoration and the people of VillersBretonneux. “This is a very special

event on the AFL Europe calendar and should be an event every Australian attends at some stage in their life.”

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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SPORT | Korumburra ladies golf LAST Wednesday was the May Monthly Medal round and second week of the Championships. The 23 women who played were fortunate to have fine weather for the round. Joan Peters won A Grade (0-19) with 95 (19) 76 nett and runner-up was Lee Clements 90 (11) 79 nett. B Grade (20-26) was won by Carie Harding 102 (26) 76 nett, with runnerup Marg Young 99 (21) 78 nett. Well done to Jean White who was winner of C Grade (27-45), as well as the May Monthly Medallist, with 114 (39) 75 nett, with Kathleen Bronsema runner-up, 114 (39) 75 nett. Jenny Blackmore (45) won a Ball Down the Line with 78 nett. Jan Hewitt was nearest the pin on the 1st and Jenny Blackmore was closest on the 13th green. DSR was 74. Next Wednesday is the third and final round of the Championships. There is a time sheet in the ladies room for those women continuing

thestar.com.au in this event, as well as for the day’s competition. There is a dinner at the Middle Hotel on Wednesday, May 14, to commemorate the final round of the Women’s Championships and an opportunity to congratulate the winners. Our girls in the Section 4 pennant side had a 1-4 loss last week but have had some close matches this season. Apart from the competitive side of pennant, individuals gained much experience throughout the season, as well as, and perhaps, more importantly, developing new friendships. We wish Meeniyan and Foster/ Welshpool players all the best when they play off for the flag at Korumburra on Monday. Last Friday, eight Korumburra ladies travelled to Foster to play in the SGWGA Joyce Berry 4BBB Par at Foster. Unfortunately, there were no winners (except for Beryl, who won a raffle) but everyone was appreciative of the perfect weather on the day. There was no women’s golf competition on Saturday. Next week is a Stableford event.

Leongatha AGAIN not much to report, only one social event for this past week due to weather conditions and that was the midweek bowls held on May 7 which saw only six teams take to the greens. The winners were J. Pendergast (s) and J. Lye with two wins plus 10. Let’s hope the coming week’s weather is a little kinder. Reminders: Next monthly triples will be held on Wednesday, May 28 with a 9.30am start and BYO lunch. Social bowls will be held on all other Wednesdays and on all Saturdays (weather permitting) until and including Saturday, June 14. There will be a two months recess after this date and social bowls will recommence on Saturday, August 16 and will finish on Wednesday, September 3. Starting time for winter bowls will be 12.30pm, with names to be in by 11.30am. Until the next report, good bowling - ‘Jackhigh’.

Buffalo indoor Wednesday, May 7 IAN cranked up the heaters to welcome bowlers for another night of friendly competition. Two triples and two fours were selected for three games of eight ends. Rod McConchie’s team of Graeme Tobias, Mary Continued from page 61

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C Grade winner: Jean White was the winner in C Grade and May Monthly Medallist at Korumburra last Wednesday.

Leongatha ladies golf THE Bruce and Ann Gibson American Foursomes Event was held in perfect golfing conditions last Wednesday. The very excited winners on a c/b were Sharyn Rayson (11) and Barb Miller (40) with a combined 3/8 handicap of 19 scoring 29 points. Congratulations on winning this very popular Board Event, and a big thank you to the sponsors, Bruce and Ann.

D.T.L. balls went to Rebecca Thomas/Wendy Brown (9) 29 points, Marg Berry/Glenys Day (16) 27 points, Ann Blundy/Alison Strong (20) 25 points, Evelyn Indian/Sue Woods (21), Ann Gibson/Shirley Welsford (17) 23 points on c/b. N.T.P. 14th Evelyn Indian, 16th Rebecca Thomas. Winner of the 9 hole stableford event was Hannah Martin 17points, D.T.L. Maire Sands, 14 points. A total of 45 women played on the day.

Textbook: Ben Vardy marking for Tarwin.

ON Saturday we played the first round of our four ball championships on a wet and cold day with a field of 53. A Grade winners were J. Sartori and I. McDonald +8, B Grade C. Andrew and J. Andrew +7. Balls down the line: W. Howard and R. Johnson +7, K. Bayley and J. Hewlett +7, M. Johnson and D. Vanagtmaal +6, L. Strosser and P. Foon +5, R. Yann and R. Vanagtmaal +5. Nearest the pin: 2nd R. Yann, 8th C. Andrew, 13th J. Davies, 17th I. Cunningham. Scratch leaders: M. Johnson and D. Vanagtmaal 72, E. Vanagtmaal and B. Vanagtmaal 75, R. Bolding and I. Baker 75. We are fortunate to have both Division 2 and 3 in the pennant finals on Sunday. All finals are at Foster and our boys tee off at 9am and 9.45am. It would be great to see all members present to show their support and the boys to come through and win two flats. Good luck. After the finals on Sunday we will be conducting our pennant presentations back at the club commencing at 4pm. Everyone is welcome and all players who represented the club in 2014 are expected to be present. We will conduct our vote count and congratulate our two teams for winning another two pennants for our great club. Can those players who have not played their four ball knockout matches please do so as we are lagging way behind and will start to disqualify those who are behind. Good golfing and I will see you all on Saturday and Sunday.

Tumino and Joyce Occhipinti quickly found form to defeat Toni Heldens, Glenys P. and Joe Occhipinti, nine shots to four (9-4). On mat two Charlie Tumino’s team of Ian Dyson and Ian Benson bowling against their partners Joy and Carolyn and Peter Tiz, gradually pulled away to finish seven shots clear over Andrew Hanks 12-5. Winners to mat three and Rod’s team winning six ends to finish 9-4 over Ian B. (Charlie leading). Andrew’s team scoring threes on four ends defeated Toni’s team 12-7. The third game saw Rod’s team continue its good form to a 10 shot lead after five ends only to see Carolyn’s team (Andrew lead) finishing strongly with five and three and one to nearly pinch the game. Victory to Rod 10-9. Ian Dyson skipper for the last game saw victory over Toni’s team 9-4, with some excellent bowling. Final results: Rod (WWW) 16 ends, Charlie (WLW) 12 ends, Andrew (LWL) 10 ends and Toni (LLL) 10 ends. Names taken for the Mid Gippsland visit at Dumbalk on May 18, and the team selected for Tuesday pennant. Social bowls Buffalo Hall, 7.30pm start (bowls provided) - all welcome.

Mardan indoor

WEDNESDAY, May 7. Well a small turn out didn’t put a damper on the night. Fourteen members had a very entertaining and a competitive evening of bowls with each of the four teams having a win. The irony of this is that the winners of the first round of games went on to be the losers of the second round of games. Anyway the games were well contested and the results were as follows. Runners-up with one win and 10 ends were: Margaret Campbell, Diane Smith, Andy Plowman and Cliff Smith (S). Winners with one win and 11 ends were: Robert Campbell, Lorna Roberts and Vito Serafino (S). Well done to those players. Last week’s Round Two Pennant matches saw Mardan Gold head off to play Korumburra Blue and Mardan Purple went off to play Buffalo Yellow. My information is that Mardan Gold had a rough night and came away as the runners-up. Mardan Purple had a better night and although they had a good fight back from Buffalo in the latter

part of the game managed to come away with a win. Next round is at home for both teams who will play the reverse of last week’s games at Mardan on Tuesday, May 13. Well done to those who had wins last week be it social or pennant and good bowling for the coming week.

Meeniyan OUR new committees for the 2014/15 season have been elected. Ladies: Leonie Hanks (president), Marj Pearson (secretary), Avril Van Wamel (tournament secretary). General: Wes Logan (president), John Cocking (secretary), Max Brown (treasurer), Peter Hill (tournament secretary). Congratulations are extended to Dulcie Mortlock who was presented with a life time achievement award for her many years of service to bowls at the S.G.B.D. annual dinner on Friday, May 2. The first of our regular Monday triples took place on May 5. Winners were locals Peter Williams, Russ Evans (a new bowler) and Daphne Densley with run-

ners up Seb Blancato, David Legg and John Richardson (Toora). Wednesday social bowls continues with Wednesday 7 winners being Glenis Densley and Mick Scott . The lucky draw went to Bob Wylie. Members are reminded subs are now due and remain unchanged from last season.

South Gippsland Indoor Bias Bowls Association. AFTER our second round of Pennant we can see some clear leaders starting to appear on the ladder. We have our Mid Gippsland challenge coming up this Sunday and we hope to turn the tide and claim the trophy this year! Happy bowling. Mardan Purple 8 37; Korumburra White 8 18; Korumburra Blue 4 37; Buffalo Yellow 4 16; Foster Black 4 13; Dumbalk Green 4 -16; Fish Creek Red 0 -43; Mardan Gold 0 -62

Lang Lang golf eyes key record THE Lang Lang Golf Club will set a regional mark if it wins all four men’s pennant finals this Sunday, May 18 at Foster and that is a distinct possibility. The club was unbeaten in divisions one and two and runner-up in three and four during the season. Its squads were in three finals last year but won just Division Two. Lang Lang, one of South Gippsland’s leading clubs, is talented at every level. Two of its Division One names are off scratch. A large group of members will form the cheer squad on the big day. Club manager, JeanPaul Haigh, congratulated the pennant squads saying, “This is a terrific effort. These players have done us proud. “We urge members to support them at Foster. “All we need is a bit of luck and favourable weather. “Bringing home all four trophies would be an enormous feat. “We have a realistic chance of creating local golf history.” Lang Lang, although not the region’s biggest club, has long been a pennant heavyweight with an array of trophies in all divisions. It is regarded as among country Victoria’s finest courses. The cheering will be led by Peter Cooke, club tournament director, who has provided invaluable advice on every aspect of the game. Sharing his vast golfing experience is appreciated by all the club’s pennant members.

Mixed mufti: the first winners of the Winter Season were, from left Laurie Gabell, Rob Howard and Sue Nation.

Inverloch WEDNESDAY was the start date of our winter bowls season as a mixed mufti event. Three bowl triples were played and there were two by two game winners. Missing out by a point was the team of Mal Marshall, Rhonda Davies and Pud Kee. The winners were Laurie Gabell, Sue Nation and Rob Howard. Raffles were won by Laurie Gabell, Yvonne Kee, Nic Van Grunsven and Carol Waters. Our Saturday game was cancelled due to inclement weather. There will not be a match on Wednesday, May 14 as SAGES will be having its annual day at the club. The SAGES is a group of disabled adults who look forward to their bowling and lunch supplied by the ladies of the club. Why not try a game of winter bowls? This week only, there will be a game on Thurs-

day, May 15 starting at 11am. Names by 10am at the latest. The Carpet Bowls season begins on Tuesday, May 13 and lunch of hot soup is provided. Give it a try you may like it. Names in by 9.45am please. Our AGM was held last Tuesday and an election for four directors was held. Our new club president is Ron Burge. Ron was a current director but nominated for the position of president and was elected unopposed. Welcome to our new directors, Gloria Growse, Gary Hardy, Brian Humphris and re-elected director, Neil Everitt. The board of management would like to thank our retiring club president, Nic Van Grunsven and director Joyce Arnold for their service to the board during the past two years. Your input into the running of the club was appreciated.

Broadband for Seniors will be holding a two day workshop session, “Digital Learning – A Senior Moment” on May 29 and May 30 at the clubrooms. There will be morning and afternoon sessions over these days. It will include Facebook, Internet Safety, Blogs and an opportunity to BYO your IPad for one on one help. There will be a takeaway pack of handy hints on the subjects presented during the workshop. If interested or if you want more information, please contact Rob Huntley, Gail Burge, Brian Humphris or Carol Waters. This course will be conducted by an accredited trainer. We have been fortunate in receiving a grant from BFS to cover this expense. This is a great opportunity to find out about social media, the internet and receive personal advice on using of your IPad.


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Leongatha A SMALL field took part in a four person Ambrose in wet and wintry conditions on Saturday. The winner was the team of Mick McGrath, Peter Rayson, Ron Findlay and Matt Stockdale with a nett score of 53 and ½ off a handicap of four and ½. Close behind and runner up was the team of Nic and Andy Cairns, Barb Miller and Russ Miller with a score of nett 55. NTPs were Matt Stockdale on the 14th and R. Wilson on the 16th. Balls were awarded to J. King, Chris Leaver, Peter Hartigan, Peter Stivic, Geoff McDonald, Garry Sharrock, Craig Nuske, Barry Hughes, Peter and Scott McKinnon, M Jackson and D Wrigley. A small field took part in a 4BBB Stableford event on Tuesday. The team of Bruce Gibson and George Alexander had 39

points to win in a countback from from other teams. NTPs were Ricky Burke (Wonthaggi) on the 4th, Paul Carter on the 14th and Ian Barlow on the 16th. Balls were awarded to Bob Birrell, Andy Cairns, Bert Borg, Paul Carter, Mike Street, Mike Wrigley and the team of Bo Fink and Rob Gourley from Woorayl. Thursday’s Stableford competition saw Geoff McDonald (eight) continue his good form to take out the A Grade section with 31 points. B Grade was won by Ron Smith (27), a visitor from Huntingdale, with 35 points. Chris Leaver took out the NTPs on both the 4th and 7th holes. Other NTPs were Peter Hartigan on the 14th and Geoff McDonald on the 16th. Balls were won by John Eabry, Neil McKenzie, Joe Lowell, Henry Sedelies, Ted Bruinewoud, Rob Martin,

Peter Hobson, Paul Luck, Colin Bear, Peter Seth, Mario De Buisson (Lang Lang) and George Hines.

Korumburra THERE were 30 players on Saturday, May 10 for the par competition sponsored by John Little. A Grade: T. Herbert (10 hcp) +1, T. O’Neill sq, P. Hornibrook sq. B Grade: G. Wilson (20 hcp) +5, J. Beardsworth +3, R. Newton +2, R. Crawford +2, R. Gallagher +1, M. Giles sq. Nearest the pin: 1st D. Van Rooye, 7th M. Garnham, 10th B. Pope, 13th M. Giles. Tuesday’s winner was R. Olsen 39 pts and Thursday’s winner was D. Bronsema 35 pts. Good luck Division 4.

Foster THE course is in great condition. Work on various course

Joyce Berry 4BBB Scratch: Rebecca Thomas and Mary Brewis (Leongatha) were the scratch champions while B Grade Handicap winners were Delores Harvey and Chris Hamilton (Wonthaggi).

South Gippsland ladies THE Foster Golf Club hosted the Joyce Berry 4BBB Scratch and Par Championship at the Foster Golf Club on Friday, May 9. The competition was played in ideal conditions, much better than the final day of play at Foster in Section 1. Marg Berry, Joyce Berry’s daughter assisted in the presentations and explained how her mother was very involved not only in her own club golf at Wonthaggi but also with South Gippsland. The winners of the day for

the scratch championship was Rebecca Thomas and Mary Brewis (Leongatha) (12) with 74 gross. This year was the fifth year in a row Rebecca and Mary have won the event, quite an acheivement and congratulations to both on a wonderful effort. The Minor Championship was won by Anne De Leeuw and Frances McGlead (Foster) (48) with 90 gross. The A Grade Handicap winners were Rae Knee and Jan Best (Foster) (40) with +5 and the B Grade winners were Delores Harvey and Chris Hamilton (Wonthaggi) (59) with +7.

Many thanks to Foster Golf Club for making the day so enjoyable for all who played. Other results of the day were: Nearest the Pins: Debbie Williams (Foster) and Andrea Thorson (Meeniyan) BDL: Joy O’Sullivan and Mary Ellis +3, Dot Christie and Andrea Thorson +3, Irene Holm and Heather Poletti +2, Sue Wylie and Melina Willder +2, Maree Anderson and Leonie Bentick +2, Barb Warren & Robyn Galloway +2, Merle Barham and Val Soderlund +2.

improvements including the practice green extension is nearly complete and all looks good. Tuesday, May 6: David Hutchinson (12) won with a good 42 pts. Bill Fuller (29) made a rare appearance to get second with 36 pts, and Ray Prain (16) had 35 pts. Nearest the pins were Ray Prain and Neville Thompson. Thursday, May 8: Noel Black (6) won with 38 pts from Fred Tyers (12) 34 pts and Robert Fulton (12) 31 pts. Nearest the pin was Kevin Witheridge. Friday, May 9: Ross MacKenzie (36) got the chook with 18 pts, so he can put his skirt away for the next three weeks when he plays off 34. Down the line balls were Bill Fuller 15 pts and Gary Phelan 14 pts. Saturday, May 10: It was the Foster Plate won by the Garfield team of T. Garrett (9) 39 pts, S. Clarke (13) 37 pts and B. Caldera (10) 31 pts a team score of 107. Garfield has been a great supporter of this event and obviously has some good players as it has won the plate on previous occasions also. Second was the Foster team of Pat McKay (6) 36 pts, Fred Tyers (12) 33 pts, Ray Prain (16) 35 pts and Phil Schofield (17) 28 pts - a team score of 104. The Open Scratch was won by A Dunne (2) from Meeniyan with 77. The A Grade individual winner was T. Garrett (9) with 39 pts, and runnerup was J. Hoare on 37 pts. B Grade went to Greg Paine (17) with the day’s best score by a mile of 43 pts, with the runnerup Trevor Jones on 38 pts. Balls down the line went down a fair way, with the better scores being Scott Rathjen 37 pts, Pat McKay, David Hutchinson and James Freeman all on 36 pts, and R. Borg, M. Atkins, Ray Prain and Bruce Knee all on 35 pts. The nearest the pins were Gary Clavarino, John Stone, F..Chin. Paul Robertson and B.Caldera. 4BBB Par this Saturday Members are requested if possible to invite a visitor or another member who may not play regularly for the four ball

event this Saturday. It’s always great to see new faces around the club and give them a warm welcome. Pennant final at Foster We have the honour of hosting the pennant final at Foster this Sunday, with one of the smaller clubs Meeniyan taking on one of the bigger clubs Lang Lang for the A Grade pennant. Meeniyan beat Lang Lang to win the pennant in an upset last year, and is keen to repeat the dose this year, but will again start as underdogs. Members and golfers draws - $1850 this week. Tony Conabere was drawn out for the $1800 members draw but was not there to collect, so its $1850 this week. The golfers Saturday draw for $520 was not won by Ian Lyon so its $540 this week. Coming events: Thursday, May 15 - stableford. Friday, May 16 - twilight - holes 10 to 18. Saturday, May 17 - 4BBB Par.Tuesday, May 20 - Stableford. The Happy Hooker

Meeniyan IN Saturday’s stableford event the A Grade winner with 34 points was P. Vandermeer (15) from C. Buckland (8) with 33. The B Grade winner was P. Wilson (21) with 37 points followed by C. Stewart (21) with 35. Balls to I. Warman and L. Cope on 32. NTP and best 9 to P. Wilson. B. McKnight missed out on the member’s draw. Finalists in the championships are: A Grade – B. McKnight and C. Buckland B Grade – J. Wilson and A. Kuhne C Grade – R. Matthews and P. Wilson; “D” grade – F. Pielle and I. Inglis. Tuesday’s singles stableford was won by C. Stewart (22) with 36 points. I. Warman (22) was runner up with 35, closely followed by P. Johnston (12) and R. McGeary (16), both with 34. NTP to W. Reilly and best 9 to P. Woodall. Thursday saw D. Gregg (23) win, on a count back, from C. Stewart (21), both

with 35 points. NTP was D. Gregg and best 9 was P. Wilson.

Meeniyan ladies WHY is it when the word championship is put beside the game of stroke and monthly medal that the gremlins hiding in your golf bag decide to come out for the day? The first round of the championships was played in perfect conditions with the course looking a treat with all the magnificent autumn colours out. Thanks to David Thomson for the presentation of the course. A Grade went to Dot Christie with 78 net. B Grade went to Sue Hoskin with a fine 74 net and C Grade and Monthly Medal winner was Helen HelmsBoyle on a count back with 74 net. Down the line balls to Jan Trease 79, Heather Poletti 80 and Lyn Jennison with 81 net. Andrea Thorson was the best with the putter with 30 and Faye LePage won the best nine with 35. Our ladies on 45 are playing a nine hole competition during the championships and Gail Browne won that.

Foster Section One FOSTER Golf Club hosted the final day of play of the South Gippsland Women’s Golf Association Pennant on Monday, May 5. Unfortunately for players and caddies on the day, the weather was not what all had hoped for. The two top teams, Leongatha and Meeniyan, played one another and it was a very exciting match as both teams were equal on points going

into the final day. As the players in their teams finished their matches it was two matches all and the final result hinged on the final match with the number one players squaring. The final result was 2 ½ to 2 ½. The match was squared making Leongatha Section1 Pennant winners for 2014 with the most games. Congratulations to Leongatha. Section Four Meeniyan Golf Club host-

ed Section Four for what was to be their final day also. Once again it was an exciting final with Foster/Welshpool and Meeniyan with the same amount of games and points. Foster/Welshpool defeated Korumburra 4/1 and Meeniyan defeated Woorayl 4/1. As both teams finished on the same amount of games and points a play-off will be held at Korumburra Golf Club on Monday, May 12 where the winner will be determined.

Wonthaggi ladies MONTHLY Medal, first round of Championships, and Stroke! What a combination and 27 Wonthaggi ladies started off the first of three Stroke rounds in perfect autumn conditions. A Grade winner on the day and getting off to a great start in her Championship defence was Anne Walker with a very steady 81 (10) 71 net. C grade was won by her sister Leonie Bentick with a very credible 103 (29) 74 (after a run-in with a kangaroo caused her to have a few more

shots on one hole than she would have liked). Leonie fought back to post a very good start in C Grade. The round of the day with a very slick 97 (27) 70 which gave Jacqueline Loughran not only B Grade but May’s Monthly Medal. She was, “very calm out on the course today” per her acceptance speech. There were several birdies on the day all belonging to Irene Walsh. A lovely long put on the second, a great chip in from the grass filled old bunker behind the 11th, a mulligan birdie on the 13th after get-

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

Mirboo North Ladies Wednesday, May 7 Monthly Medal winner: Lynne Winderlick 72 Nett. D/L: Joan Taylor 74 Nett. Putting: Maree Thompson. N/P, 4th Joan Taylor, 16th Barb Stimson. Birdies, 6th Sue Traill.

Woorayl OUR stableford event was won by A Grade Michael Grist with 37 points, Bo Fiek won B Grade, his 39 points being the best of the day, and John Bolge took out C Grade with 26 points. Balls to R. Gourlay, D. Dwyer, G. Calder, G. Fennell, P. Wallace and F. Dekker. Nearest the pins went to Zac Trease and Graeme Winkler. The ball raffle was won by the John Hickey syndicate. The Thursday competition was won by Geof Forrester with 36 points and balls went to Bo Fiek, Alister Hillis and John Bolge. Our raffle night will be held on Thursday and next week will be a four man ambrose.

Woorayl ladies Medalist: Monthly Medal winner on a Countback with 74 net, Helen Helms Boyle.

Mirboo North THURSDAY, May 8 results Stableford competition.

Win, win and win: from left, A Grade winner, Anne Walker; B Grade winner and Monthly Medal, Jacqueline Loughran; and C Grade winner Leonie Bentick. Section One winners: Pennant winners from the Leongatha Golf Club from left, Helen Fraser, Wendy Parker, Sharyn Rayson, Toni West and Mary Brewis.

Day winner, Peter Chapman (13) 36. DTLs: B. Bradshaw 35pts, I. Evison 34 points and S. Mills 32 points. Saturday, May 10 results Winner (A Grade) Peter Whittaker (23) 45. DTLs: I. Evison 38 pts, J. Kus 36 pts and T. Whitelaw 36 points c/b. Second shot NTP first hole: P. Draper. NTP: 4th J. Blunsden, 6th N. Whitelaw, 13th and 16th G. Shandley.

ting the first ball wet, reloaded and put her second ball 10cm from the pin, and on the third she actually hit a birdie (a poor magpie checking out the worms). At the last report the maggie was taking it very easy . NTP: eighth, Jan Jeeves and17th Pam Russell. BDL: Jacqueline Loughran 70, Anne Walker 71, Pam Hanley 71, Delores Harvey 72, Leonie Bentick 74, Irene Walsh 76. Congratulations to all the Wonthaggi girls who played pennant this season we are very proud of you

MONTHLY Medal was played in good weather conditions. The winner of this event and B Grade for the daily event was Inge Giliam with 73 nett. ] A Grade winner was Heather Sullivan with 79 nett and C Grade winner was Jo Fennell with 74 nett. Down the line balls went to Pauline Lancaster 79 nett and Carol Johnson 80 nett. The best putter for the day was Sue Wakefield with 30 putts. Nearest the Pins went to Ann Poole 8th, Pauline Lancaster 11th and Fran Evans 17th. Next week is the final round of the D. and J. O’ Connor 4BBB event.

South Gippsland women’s pennant Ladders

After May 5 - Final round

Section 1 Games Leongatha .................... 18½ Meeniyan ........................ 15 Wonthaggi ...................... 14 Foster ........................... 13½ Section 4 Foster-Welshpool ........... 18 Meeniyan ........................ 18 Woorayl ....................... 10½ Korumburra................ 13½

Pts 14 14 10 8 18 18 8 4

Due to Foster-Welshpool and Meeniyan finishing with equal games and equal points, a playoff will be held at Korumburra Golf Club on Monday, May 12 where the winner will be determined. Continued on page 60

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• Korumbura Soccer

Trafalgar too good KORUMBURRA headed to Trafalgar this weekend, with low numbers in all divisions playing. In a game that was always going to be fiery, Korumburra seniors started the game with basically an unchanged team from the earlier reserves game. Despite having already played a full game, all players looked fresh and ready for another 90 minutes of soccer. Trafalgar had all the play early on and got a late goal going in to the break. Coming in to the second half, Korumburra settled and had some great efforts on goal, but at times the Trafalgar defence was too good. Half way through the second half Trafalgar scored their second goal. Trafalgar had some great opportunities but couldn’t get the ball past the Korumburra keeper, Tom Lucas, who had a fan-

tastic game. Late in the second half, Korumburra finally scored from a through ball from Daniel Longden to Hayden Smith who slotted the ball in. Final score, Trafalgar 2 Korumburra 1. Womens: Korumburra was short a number of players and started the game with 10 on the pitch. Trafalgar started well and were quick to score. Constant pressure on the Korumburra defence saw Trafalgar leading 6-0 at half time. The second half saw the Korumburra girls stand tall, down to seven players they held Trafalgar to just the one goal for the half. All the girls played well but in the end Trafalgar was too strong. 7-0 to Trafalgar at full time.

Volleyball victor bound for Mexico

By Tayla Kershaw

The 16 year old recently played with the U/18 Australian youth team in Thailand. He left on April 10 for a five day tournament in the Thai U/21 nationals and returned to Australia on April 27. He was the only local of 28 boys involved and one of four Victorians. His volleyball adventure doesn’t end here. He recently made the U/17 Volleyroos Beach Squad and will head off to Mexico in July. He applied for the squad and made it into one of nine

positions, along with his pairs partner Jack Gregory. The Wonthaggi Secondary College student will be exploring his talents in different positions. Usually, he plays in the middle block but has found himself moving around the court a little more. “It has been awesome,” he said. “I don’t mind where I play as long as I’m on the court.” He will leave for the Mexico tournament on July 8 and return on July 20. Alek would like to thank everyone who has supported him, and is looking for more sponsors for his trip to Mexico and any trips in the future. To sponsor Alek, send an email to nr.nic.ryan@ gmail.com. Alek is looking to play in the Victorian Country Championships in Leongatha coming up soon. Last year he was named in the all star team and the young men’s team is hoping to improve on the bronze medal they won.

Good form: Alek Ryan slams the ball at the opposition at the Thai U/21 nationals.

Ready for action: Alek Ryan was recently selected for the U/17 Volleyroos Beach squad heading for Mexico in July.

ALEK Ryan is taking his volleyball skills worldwide.

• Knights v Stars soccer

Stars rise to challenge WITH both the Southern Stars and Leongatha Knights coming off big losses in their previous games it was a big game for both teams at Leongatha on Sunday. The Stars were keen to make a better account of themselves after another Drouin drubbing and went straight for the jugular. Sporting a new formation which saw captain-coach Pat Gilbert playing himself as the go-to target man, Gilbert proved the wisdom of this decision in the first few minutes holding off the Leongatha defence to smash home the Stars first for the game. This was quickly followed by Gilbert’s and the Star’s second after a cheeky, quick free kick caught the Knights napping. The Stars seemed in complete control at this point and underlined the point with two more unanswered goals. At the back the Stars seemed relatively untroubled with new centre half Gene Parini marshalling the back line and even finding time to break forward and add his name to the scoresheet. The Knights, to their credit, did not give up and suddenly hit a purple patch as the Stars backed off. Two quick goals suddenly saw the home side with their tails up and looking to add another before half time to really take the game to South Coast. The Stars were briefly shell-shocked but regained their composure and it was they who claimed another goal right at the end of the half when Gilbert claimed his hat-trick with a well taken penalty. Half time 5-2 to the Stars. In the second half the Stars quickly went further ahead with a well taken goal from a perfect corner by Mark Blackburn. The Knights responded almost immediately with a well flighted free kick but this time any comeback fizzled out quickly. The Stars regained their composure and the pace of winger San Oo worried the Knights defence every time he got near the ball. With 10 minutes to go the Stars had a comfortable 9-3 lead and they saw out the game with little drama. Overall it was a very solid performance from the Stars with strong performers across the park; special mention must go to coach Gilbert who gave his watching Mum a perfect Mothers Day present with his 4 goal performance. SENIOR women’s: South Coast 2 d Leongatha 1 South Coast dominated the first half with two goals. Following injury setbacks, Leongatha rose to the challenge in the second half with a spectacular goal from Captain Cassie Stampton.

Highlights for Leongatha include some great saves from goalie Amber and the much appreciated participation of Under 13’s Bree and Jordan.

Under 13 Leongatha started the game very slowly and were three goals down after 15 minutes. South Coast had come to play and made the most of several sloppy defensive efforts. As the first half went on Leongatha settled and started to push forward more, taking more control of the ball and gradually making chances. Knights managed to get two goals back before half time and set up a great second half. Playing with the wind in the second half and with Jarrod Ross playing U 13’s for the first time this year Leongatha caused South Coast a lot of problems as the second half began. Knights managed to sneak another goal to make it three all with 20 minutes to go. Both teams then had several chances with both goalkeepers tested. With five minutes to go Brianna Ross got on the end of a great cross from Joaquin Alba and she turned the ball into the South Coast goal for what proved to be the winner. Four - three to Leongatha was the final score. A quality game from both teams.

Under 9s Leongatha had another strong performance in the Under 9s this week. The boys are really getting the idea of controlling the ball and passing to each other. Our numbers are really good each week and as the boys keep turning up and practicing the simple things at training they continue to shine on the park on Sundays. Robbie Reardon was player of the week for his four goals, a fantastic effort. New players Tyson Harris, Sebastian Lamers, Will Croatto, Liam Chiappini and Brodie Hillis are doing great things for first year players.

Korumburra volleyball RESULTS Round 11 A Grade: Golliwogs d Bugs (3:0) 25:23, 25:23, 25:10. Giants d Warriors (3:0) 25:15, 26:24, 19:13. B Grade: Panthers d Shark Bait (3:0) 25:16, 25:18, 25:17. Chargers d T.N.T. (3:0) 25:16, 25:13, 24:20. HELP d Hopefuls (3:0) 25:9, 25:13, 25:11.

Great style: little Tyson Harris shows great potential in this passage of play for Leongatha Knights.


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Alberton netball

Parrots netball Under 13 Leongatha 32 drew Warragul 32 Great job girls! It was a really tough game, but we never gave up. We were all inspired by the Thursday night training and used those skills really well in the game. With every goal the crowd went wild, although in the end it was a draw we all stayed focused till the very last second. It was a heart stopping game. Once again girls, well done. Awards: Bakers Delight - Ella Lyons, Nagel Pharmacy - Luca Riseley.

Under 15 Warragul 37 d Leongatha 12 Good try girls. We had a good crack but could not keep up with a stronger team. Our passes were the downfallbut will be worked on through out the week. Well fought out girls, next week we need to bring our A game. Awards: Sports First - Evie Dekker, Bakers Delight - Sharnee MeadAmera.

Under 17 Leongatha 35 d Warragul 33 Great win girls, patience and persistence paid

off in the end. Keep working hard as a team and more wins will come our way.

A Grade: Traralgon 26 lt Bairnsdale 34, Sale 41 d Moe 32, Wonthaggi Power 51 d Drouin 48, Morwell 42 d Maffra 28. B Grade: Traralgon 36 d Bainsdale 21, Sale 34 lt Moe 35, Wonthaggi Power 37 lt Drouin 51, Morwell 50 d Maffra 35, Warragul 45 lt Leongatha 46. C Grade: Traralgon 33 d Bairnsdale 32, Sale 30 drew Moe 30, Wonthaggi Power 39 d Drouin 23, Morwell 30 d Maffra 23, Warragul 25 lt Leongatha 32. Under 17: Traralgon 36 d Bairnsdale 21, Sale 30 lt Moe 39, Wonthaggi Power 30 lt Drouin 32, Morwell 11 lt Maffra 53, Warragul 33 lt Leongatha 35. Under 15: Traralgon 41 d Bairnsdale 14, Sale 23 lt Moe 43, Wonthaggi Power 34 lt Drouin 37, Morwell 11 lt Maffra 42, Warragul 37 d Leongatha 12. Under 13: Traralgon 21 drew Bairnsdale 21, Sale 22 drew Moe 22, Wonthaggi Power 43 d Drouin 22, Morwell 19 lt Maffra 49, Warragul 32 drew Leongatha 32.

Ladders A Grade Morwell ......................137.04 Sale .............................122.01 Bairnsdale .................. 112.10 Traralgon ................... 113.25 Moe ...............................99.38 Leongatha......................85.90 Wonthaggi Power ..........82.38 Drouin ...........................83.24

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May 10 A Grade: Fish Creek 64 d Phillip Island 40, Stony Creek 45 d Foster 36, Tarwin 31 lt Toora 66. B Grade: Fish Creek 48 d Phillip Island 20, Stony Creek 27 lt Foster 57, Tarwin 50 d Toora 31. C Grade: Fish Creek 27 d Phillip Island 15, Stony Creek 38 d Foster 18, Tarwin 45 d Toora 29. 17 & Under: Fish Creek 33 d Phillip Island 15, Stony Creek 24 lt Foster 34, Tarwin 43 d Toora 19. 15 & Under: Fish Creek 15 drew Phillip Island 15, Stony Creek 7 lt Foster 47, Tarwin 12 lt Toora 24. 13 & Under: Fish Creek 25 d Phillip Island 19, Stony Creek 6 lt Foster 20, Tarwin 14 lt Toora 18.

C Grade Leongatha 32 d Warragul 25 Awards: Evans Petroleum - Melinda McLennan. Darcy’s Cafe - Aimee O’Loughlin. Auction Amiee O’Loughlin. A really good game today by the girls. Some passing and rushing issues early on but then the girls settled in to play some good solid netball. Aimee ran the centre for four quarters and played a pivotal role in their win. Well done girls securing two wins for the day for coach Kath Clarke.

B Grade Leongatha 46 d Warragul 45 Wet play from start to finish however that didn’t stop a strong contest.By half time the girls were down by three and quarter by quarter we came out on top by only one goal. Great contest girls and we’ll come out firing next game. Awards: Voyage Fitness - Kasie Rump, Buzz - Jaclyn Smith, Rusty Windmill - Ali Rock. Auction Kasie Rump.

Gippsland netball Results - Round 5

Results - Round 6

Maffra............................75.46 Warragul ..........................0.00 B Grade Morwell ......................139.88 Drouin ........................126.78 Traralgon ...................125.93 Leongatha ..................101.46 Moe .............................101.10 Bairnsdale ...................100.00 Maffra............................94.55 Sale................................90.06 Wonthaggi Power ..........84.51 Warragul ........................63.91 C Grade Traralgon ...................200.00 Morwell ......................158.54 Sale ............................. 116.94 Bairnsdale ...................111.11 Moe ...............................95.86 Wonthaggi Power ..........94.70 Leongatha......................88.89 Maffra............................95.42 Drouin ...........................63.64 Warragul ........................47.57 Under 17 Traralgon ...................163.41 Maffra ........................269.15 Moe .............................133.56 Sale .............................131.85 Drouin ........................ 110.22 Bairnsdale .....................83.33 Morwell .........................48.55 Wonthaggi Power ..........77.06 Leongatha......................59.00 Warragul ........................49.77 Under 15 Traralgon ...................210.38 Maffra ........................196.55 Moe .............................168.38 Drouin ........................133.81 Bairnsdale .................. 119.09 Wonthaggi Power ........134.38 Sale................................85.64 Warragul ........................74.64 Leongatha......................45.05 Morwell .........................15.77 Under 13 Maffra ........................350.68 Wonthaggi Power ......242.86 Moe ...............................96.12 Traralgon .....................92.86 Sale ...............................95.04 Drouin ...........................87.69 Bairnsdale .....................58.91 Leongatha......................47.18 Warragul ........................68.63 Morwell .........................54.14

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Reach: Stony Creek’s Moore and Foster’s McKenzie vie for the ball. Photo courtesy Gerard Bruning @ www.fourcornersframing.biz

A Grade Kor-Bena ....................198.51 Dalyston .....................164.24 Fish Creek .................. 114.63 Stony Creek ............... 117.44 MDU ........................... 113.66 Foster..........................130.60 Inv-Kongwak ..............109.62 Phillip Island .................96.99 Toora .............................94.52 Tarwin ...........................48.82 Kil-Bass.........................30.81 B Grade Fish Creek ..................162.03 Kor-Bena ....................152.87 MDU ...........................140.85 Foster..........................127.80 Tarwin ........................ 115.48

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Dalyston ..................... 112.63 12 Inv-Kongwak ..............126.02 8 Phillip Island ...............104.25 6 Toora .............................51.87 4 Stony Creek...................72.81 2 Kil-Bass.........................21.59 0 C Grade Inv-Kongwak .............217.54 20 Kor-Bena ....................177.48 16 Fish Creek ..................154.48 16 Tarwin ........................136.45 14 MDU ...........................104.59 12 Phillip Island..............107.60 8 Stony Creek.................102.44 8 Dalyston ........................94.58 8 Foster.............................72.94 6 Toora .............................71.13 0 Kil-Bass.........................13.77 0 17 & Under Fish Creek ..................178.57 20 MDU ...........................215.28 16 Kor-Bena ....................148.08 16 Dalyston .....................129.63 16 Tarwin ........................ 111.30 12 Phillip Island............... 98.04 12 Foster............................. 96.97 8 Inv-Kongwak .................77.56 4 Toora ..............................56.82 4 Kil-Bass..........................60.77 0 Stony Creek....................52.51 0 15 & Under Foster..........................448.48 20 Inv-Kongwak .............233.33 20 Phillip Island..............126.05 14 MDU ...........................221.95 12 Kor-Bena ....................138.37 12 Fish Creek ....................73.28 10 Kil-Bass.........................91.34 8 Stony Creek...................53.96 8 Toora .............................67.53 4 Dalyston ........................35.76 0 Tarwin ...........................23.08 0 13 & Under Inv-Kongwak .............288.89 20 MDU ...........................432.35 16 Fish Creek ..................142.55 16 Dalyston .....................186.67 12 Phillip Island.................92.03 12 Toora ............................86.49 12 Foster.............................96.63 8 Kor-Bena .......................84.71 8 Tarwin ...........................64.00 4 Kil-Bass.........................16.56 0 Stony Creek...................13.29 0

LDNA netball Round 3 - May 10 11 & Under: Town Tangerine 9 d St Laurence Maroon 0, Mirboo North Purple 6 d Meeniyan & District 5, St Laurence Gold 13 d Town Black 4, Mt Eccles Pink 12 d Mt Eccles White 10, Mt Eccles Aqua 2 d Mt Eccles Purple 0. 13 & Under: Mirboo North Purple 16 d Mirboo North Gold 11, Meeniyan & District 17 d Mt Eccles Pink 13, Mt Eccles Purple 14 d Mt Eccles Aqua 10, Town 15 d St Laurence 2. 15 & Under: St Laurence Blue 20 d St Laurence Maroon 10, Mirboo North 34 d Stony Creek 15, Town Tangerine 25 drew Town Black 25. C Grade: Meeniyan & Dist Blue 47 d Town 25, St Laurence 39 d Mt Eccles 10, Mirboo North 35 d Meeniyan & Dist Yellow 27. Open: Mt Eccles White 42 d Town Black 29, Town Green 41 d St Laurence 28, Town Tangerine 37 d Mt Eccles Navy 36.

Mt Eccles Pink ................43.14 St Laurence ....................... 6.06 15 & Under Mirboo North ..............164.58 Town Tangerine ...........109.80 Town Black .................. 113.83 St Laurence Blue ......... 112.50 Stony Creek.....................64.00 St Laurence Maroon ........54.00 C Grade Meeniyan & Dist Blue ..164.00 Mirboo North ..............133.33 Town .............................131.46 Meeniyan & Dist Yellow..102.53 St Laurence .....................91.67 Mt Eccles ........................20.63 Open Section Town Green..................234.21 St Laurence ..................161.84 Mt Eccles White ............87.39 Mt Eccles Navy ............ 113.39 Town Tangerine...............59.57 Town Black .....................45.88

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Battle: Toora’s Belinda Crawford has front position in the A Grade match against Tarwin. Photo courtesy Mal Heyward.

Ladders 13 & Under Mt Eccles Purple .........276.19 Meeniyan & District ...179.41 Mt Eccles Aqua............200.00 Mirboo North Purple .. 111.90 Mirboo North Gold .......138.89 Town................................70.00

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LDNA umpires Saturday, May 17 11am: Lauren Beaudinette Amy Smith Julie Grant Karen Clarke Lori McKenzie Kaili Pritchett Millie Hannon Maria Evison Sam Anderson Phil Smith Chelsea Hoffman Maddie Wright. 12pm: Sue Ritchie Lauren Beaudinette Julie Grant Amy Smith Lori McKenzie Anita

Gourlay Katrina Spark Angelique Dunlevie Phil Smith Barb Challis Sam Anderson. 1pm: Angelique Dunlevie Pat Kuhne Anna Patterson Sue Ritchie Tracey Miles Janice Sing. 2.15pm: Julie Grant Katrina Spark Katrina Beekman Pat Kuhne Emma Smith Janice Sing.

Great defence: Tigers wing defence Alyce Turnball does her best to stop Morwell East players Teagan Watson (right) Leanne Quirk and getting to the goal circle during Saturday’s C Grade match at Mirboo North.


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Mirboo North outclass Hawks WEARING pink armbands to support breast cancer research, Mirboo North, completely outclassed Morwell East by 110 points in the wet, on the annual Pink Sports Day at Tigerland on Saturday. The ultra-defensive Hawks, who stacked their backline for most of the afternoon, could only manage two goals in the final quarter of a one-sided contest. Unfortunately for Morwell East, its dysfunctional logistical concept was a complete failure. In the sometimes atrocious conditions, Mirboo North’s high-class handpassing and half-volley pick-ups, had to be seen to be believed. Dane McGennisken was in magnificent form across halfforward for the Tigers, with his overhead marking, brilliant ball-handling below his knees and superb delivery to teammates. The mighty Tigers produced their best opening quarter of the season by banging on

five goals to Morwell East’s solitary point, as the rain came tumbling down and the ground became slushier and slipperier. Joe Brooks, Daniel Taylor and Dwayne Gunn were excellent performers across halfback for the Tigers, with their tidy defensive work setting up many springboard entries into the midfield and beyond. Mirboo North’s clean ball handling, fierceness at the contests and relentless running game left the bewildered Hawks trailing in their wake. In an attempt to slow the Tigers’ scoring, Morwell East pushed all of its players into Mirboo North’s forward half during the second quarter. However, more than creating congestion, it all but eliminated the Hawks’ chances of scoring. Brendan Evans, Jack Brown, Max Merton and Harleigh Aarons, were all battling hard for the Hawks, where all of their good work was done in the back half. One of the few times the Hawks did manage to go forward came when Evans received a 50-metre penalty and booted the pink Sherrin to centre-half-forward, before it was

have lost top spot to Yinnar on percentage, after it defeated Trafalgar by 115 points. Kyle Campbell, Paul Hinkley, Aiden Miller, Thomas Taylor and Wes Graeme, all kicked four goals for Mirboo North.

Fourths Mirboo North 16.16.112 d Morwell East 4.1.25. Riley Oddy starred with five goals in Mirboo North’s strong 87-point win over the Hawks. Declan Allen, Wes Graeme and Tom Reiski were other key contributors for the Tigers.

Netball 15 and Under: Morwell East 33 D MN 21 MN Best; E Hoghton, C Loh. 17 and Under: Morwell East 33 d MN 28 MN Best: S Giardina, K Gervasi. D Grade: MN 37 d Morwell East 36 MN Best: S Giardina, K Gervasi. C Grade: Morwell East 43 d MN 34

In front: Mirboo North dominated by playing in front and winning well on the scoreboard. SENIORS Mirboo North 17.22.124 d Morwell East 2.2.14

THIRDS Mirboo North 24.15.159 d Morwell East 4.7.31

Mirboo North goals: D. Gunn 4, D. McGennisken 2, J. Robertson 2, J. Salinger 2, S. Pratt 1, S. Peters 1, B. Ah Mat 1, T. Traill 1, B. Waters 1, J. Taylor 1, M. Wightman 1. Morwell East goals: H. Aarons 1, S. Barnes 1. Mirboo North best: D. McGennisken, J. Nash, D. Turner, D. Gunn, J. Robertson, D. Taylor. Morwell East best: B. Evans, J. Brown, M. Merton, H. Aarons, L. Towns, M. Brewer.

Mirboo North goals: K. Campbell 4, T. Taylor 4, W. Graeme 4, P. Hinkley 4, A. Miller 4, K. Robb 1, J. Buxton 1, Z. Porter 1, J. Moro 1. Morwell East goals: B. Nikodemski 2, J. McCubbin 1, J. Liddle 1. Mirboo North best: P. Hinkley, A. Miller, K. Campbell, I. Abas, W. Graeme, A. Peter. Morwell East best: J. Lansdown, B. Aitken, B. Semmler, Z. Mudge, P. Thomas.

RESERVES Mirboo North 13.10.88 d Morwell East 7.8.50 Mirboo North goals: A. Soplakow 4, P. Aveling 3, B. Harriage 2, A. McLaughlin 1, S. Lawson 1, D. Banks 1, J. Garde 1. Morwell East goals: B. Mills 3, B. Aitken 2, R. Henry 1, A. Mobourne 1. Mirboo North best: J. Grande, B. Richards, P. Aveling, L. Smit, J. Garde, S. Littlejohn. Morwell East best: T. Scott, T. Willis, R. Francis, B. Aitken, R. Henry, B. Mills.

FOURTHS Mirboo North 16.16.112 d Morwell East 4.1.25 Mirboo North goals: R. Oddy 5, D. Allen 2, D. Huynh 2, C. Rudling 1, K. Wilson 1, D. Linforth 1, T. Reiske 1, W. Graeme 1, T. Joustra 1, J. Hohmann 1. Morwell East goals: J. Cargill 1, J. Hunt 1, B. Nikodemski 1, K. McCubbin 1. Mirboo North best: D. Allen, W. Graeme, T. Reiske, D. Huynh, R. Oddy, B. Thomson. Morwell East best: J. Cargill, B. Nikodemski, C. Maynard Deppeler, A. Lethaby, J. Hunt.

Leongatha Junior footy CGJFL ladders UNDER 10 W L D

Leongatha .....3 Trafalgar.......2 Hill & Rovers..2 Newb Reds ....2 Moe Maroons..2 Mirboo Nth......1 Youth Club ......1 Yinnar .............1 Moe Blues .......1 Mor Tigers ......0 Yallourn Nth ....0 Newb Blues .....0

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800.00 480.00 397.06 256.25 197.67 186.00 166.67 51.61 31.86 25.81 12.40 6.90

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Leongatha .....3 Youth Club ....3 Trafalgar.......3 New Blues.....2 Yinnar..........2 Yallourn Nth ....2 Moe Maroons...1 New Reds........1 Hill & Rovers ...1 Mirboo North ..0 Moe Blues .......0 Mor Tigers ......0

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quickly rebounded. Morwell East’s scoreless second term produced nothing but frustration for its fans, who knew a 54-point half-time deficit meant the game was gone. With McGennisken, Jake Nash, Damien Turner, Jack Robertson, Josh Taylor, Tristan Salerno, Brooks and Shane Peters in full control, Mirboo North’s domination continued into the third term and showed no signs of abating. Newcomer, Ben Ah Mat, was also in the thick of the action, as were teenagers, Sam Pratt and Jeremy Salinger. The only thing holding the Tigers back was their inaccuracy in front of the big white sticks, where they recorded 2.10 during the third quarter. By the last change, Mirboo North’s lead had increased to 77 points and the Hawks hadn’t added to their first-quarter behind. Finally, Shaun Barnes slotted Morwell East’s first goal after Mitchell Wightman and Gunn kicked truly for the Tigers, early in the final quarter.

Soon after, Aarons managed another for the Hawks, which lifted their score-line above their disastrous 1-3-9 against Mirboo North in the 2006 grand final at Moe. After being switched into attack, the lanky Gunn showed his versatility by producing another three great goals, the last of which was a classy u-turn snap over his shoulder from 25 metres, to bring up Mirboo North’s 17th and final major. Mirboo North coach, Troy Hamilton, was delighted with the Tigers’ comprehensive win, which he described as “a fantastic team effort.” This Saturday, Mirboo North travels to Yallourn North to play bottom side Yallourn Yallourn North at George Bates Reserve.

Reserves Mirboo North 13.10.88 d Morwell East 7.8.50. Following its 38-point victory over the Hawks, Mirboo North has consolidated fourth position on the ladder, after four wins from its six matches

this season. With a victory almost guaranteed this Saturday against bottom side Yallourn/Yallourn North, it seems only a disaster of epidemic proportions from here-on-in, could see the Tigers miss this year’s finals. In driving rain, Mirboo North opened sensationally with 7.3 in the first quarter, to the Hawks’ zero-zilch. With no chance of hauling the Tigers in, and to their everlasting credit, the never-say-die Hawks hung in there and outscored their opponents in the final three quarters.

Andrew Soplakow (4) and Pat Aveling (3) were Mirboo North’s main goalkickers. Blake Mills and Bradley Aitken were Morwell East’s most successful forwards with three and two goals respectively.

Thirds Mirboo North 24.15.159 d Morwell East 4.7.31. Undefeated Mirboo North easily accounted for lowly Morwell East by 128 points. However, in a mathematical quirk, to end all mathematical quirks, the mighty Tigers

SENIORS Boolarra 9.16.70 d Thorpdale 9.10.64

RESERVES Boolarra 15.15.105 d Thorpdale 5.3.33

Boolarra goals: J. Giardina 3, M. Van Dyke 2, D. Wilson 2, S. Mazou 1, C. Sherriff 1. Thorpdale goals: K. Bedford 3, R. Gieschen 2, J. Yelland 1, B. Santurini 1, N. Scurrah 1, T. Lappin 1. Boolarra best: M. Van Dyke, N. Hider, T. Dowe, D. Wilson, D. Mayman, J. Giardina. Thorpdale best: R. Gieschen, C. Celima, T. Gibson, T. MacKenzie, K. Bedford, B. Hotchkin.

Boolarra goals: P. Gilpin 4, S. Cooper 3, D. Brand 2, T. Beamish 1, A. Fievez 1, C. Noy 1, K. Foley 1, J. Rasmus 1, G. Smith 1. Thorpdale goals: T. Loft 2, M. Atkinson 2, C. Gibson-Williamson 1. Boolarra best: D. Brand, G. Smith, M. Dunn, C. Noy, L. Lewis, P. Gilpin. Thorpdale best: T. Loft, D. Brennan, D. Moore, C. Gibson-Williamson, P. MacKenzie, R. Cavard.

UNDER 10 Leongatha 6.4.40 d Moe Maroons 0.0.0 Leongatha Goals: J. Burns 2, N. Beavis 2, L. Marshman 1, Z. Scholz 1, T. Burt 1, A. Kemper 1. Best: Z. Scholz, T. Richards, B. Peace, M. McGannon, H. Martin, L. Marshman. UNDER 12 Leongatha 7.8.50 d Moe Maroons 3.3.21 Leongatha Goals: C. Michael 1, R. Kemp 1, S. Cross 1, S. Bright 1, D. Sturtevant 1, F. Materia 1, C. Russell 1. Best: C. Russell, A. Ritchie, A. Trease, S. Bright, R. Kemp, D. Sturtevant. UNDER 14 Leongatha 13.3.81 d Moe Maroons 3.3.21 Leongatha Goals: M. Hoober 3, J. Wilson 2, J. Gourlay 2, D. Anderson 2, C. Preston 1, B. Hastings 1, B. Kewming 1, J. Hastings 1. Best: J. Gourlay, J. Wilson, C. Preston, M. Scrimshaw, D. Mancarella, B. Kewming.

SENIORS LADDER Newborough ......... 323.50 Yinnar ................... 295.55 Mirboo North ........ 143.43 Trafalgar ............... 176.54 Boolarra .................. 92.82 Morwell East ............ 66.93 Hill End .................... 61.60 Thorpdale ................ 82.09 Yarragon .................. 41.59 Yall-Yall North .......... 38.59

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RESERVES LADDER Newborough ......... 429.82 Yinnar ................... 388.28 Trafalgar ............... 188.84 Mirboo North ........ 140.75 Boolarra ................ 111.97 Hill End .................... 61.22 Thorpdale ................ 55.58 Morwell East ............ 49.06 Yarragon .................. 35.09 Yall-Yall North .......... 34.26

24 24 20 16 12 8 8 4 4 0

THIRDS LADDER Yinnar ................... 291.19 Mirboo North ........ 290.82 Newborough ......... 236.24 Trafalgar .............. 109.91 Thorpdale ............... 68.66 Yarragon ................ 124.44 Morwell East ............ 52.74 Hill End .................... 33.03 Yall-Yall North .......... 45.16

24 24 20 16 14 12 6 4 0

FOURTHS LADDER Yinnar ................. 1327.50 Mirboo North ........ 213.86 Newborough ......... 192.86 Trafalgar ................. 71.36 Hill End .................... 88.76 Thorpdale ................ 75.93 Yall-Yall North .......... 38.40 Morwell East ............ 39.42

24 24 20 16 12 8 8 4

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AJFL UNDER 11 Kilcunda-Bass 3.1.19 d Leongatha Jnr 2.5.17 Leongatha Goals: H. Scott 1, J. Wrigley 1. Best: K. Littlejohn, C. Riseley, N. Clark, M. McGrath, H. Scott, J. Friend.

UNDER 13 Leongatha Jnr 10.9.69 d Kilcunda-Bass 1.1.7 Leongatha Goals: W. Littlejohn 3, C. Krohn 2, J. Hume 2, J. Battersby 1, J. Lamers 1, T. Harry 1. Best: L. Stothart, T. Harry, K. Casbolt, A. Ballagh, J. Hume, B. Cantwell.

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Strike: Jarrod Ross playing for Leongatha Knights prepares to strike with a powerful kick in the Under 13s.

SENIORS Newborough 18.16 124 d Yallourn-Yall Nth 2.2.14 Yinnar 13.5.83 d Trafalgar 7.6.48 RESERVES Hill End 7.8.50 d Yarragon 2.2.14 Newborough 26.18.174 d Yallourn-Yall Nth 0.0.0 Yinnar 9.13.67 d Trafalgar 2.3.15 THIRDS Yarragon 11.13.79 d Hill End 5.9.39 Newborough 20.12.132 d Yallourn-Yall Nth 2.6.18 Yinnar 20.10.130 d Trafalgar 2.3.15 FOURTHS Newborough 7.9.51 d Yallourn-Yall Nth 3.6.24 Yinnar 18.12.120 d Trafalgar 0.1.1


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Hard fought and entertaining A CLOSE scoreline a the end of the day belied the way Stony Creek dominated the play on the day at home against Foster. At every turn it should have had a greater lead but the heavy conditions underfoot seemed to have a sizeable influence on the match. Foster had the best of the first quarter and should have finished more than two goals up against a flat footed looking Stony Creek. Stony Creek came out in the second and completely dominated the play with 10 scoring shots and should have gone in at half time more than a goal and a bit up. The story was the same in the third with inaccu-

SENIORS Stony Creek 7.15.57 Foster 7.6.48 Stony Creek Goals: D. Zuidema 2, J. Byrnes 1, B. Hayes 1, M. Green 1, C. Le Page 1, R. Harmes 1 Foster Goals: L. Harbinson 2, D. Granger 2, D. Hawking 1, M. Eales 1, J. Stevenson 1 Stony Creek Best: J. Byrnes, L. Bowman, B. Hayes, S. Marriott, D. Zuidema, J. Schelling Foster Best: L. Harbinson, M. Eales, J. Toner, M. Jones, M. Gleave, M. Howell

RESERVES Foster 9.6.60 Stony Creek 4.8.32 Leading Goalkicker: J. Bright 3 (F) Foster Best: L. Cripps, W. Davy, J. Bright, J. Prain, R. Bohn, B. Mugridge Stony Creek Best: N. Trevena, G. Miller, D. Potter, L. Byrnes, M.

racy letting Stony Creek down and allowing Foster to stay, or at least appear to stay, in touch. Tired legs meant the fourth quarter was a slog and Stony Creek was fortunate that inaccuracy in front of the goal didn’t cost it the game. To its credit Foster refused to go away and only 10 points separated the two teams at the final siren. The game was entertaining to watch even if conditions didn’t lend themselves to spectacular marking or high scoring. Stony Creek youngsters playing their first seniors game, Mat Hinkley and Michael Green played really well on the backline. No reports or injuries to come from a good clean game of Aussie Rules.

Right, Bearing down: Stony Creek’s Luke Boweman is in for a big bump as Foster’s Jamie Stevenson attempts to spoil his play. Photo courtesy Gerard Bruning@www.fourcornersframing.biz Below, In the action: Byrnes gets a kick forward for Stony Creek pursued by Mark McCall, Elliott Staley. Photo courtesy Gerard Bruning@www. fourcornersframing.biz

Dyer, S. Browne

THIRDS Foster 8.12.60 Stony Creek 6.5.41 Leading Goalkicker: D. La Casa 4 (F) Foster Best: B. Wake, J. Coffey, S. Combridge, K. Rhodes, G. Rerden, R. Prain Stony Creek Best: T. Stone, L. Harrington, J. Zuidema, Z. Fiddelaers, J. Green, L. Henry

FOURTHS Foster 6.12.48 Stony Creek 5.8.38 Leading Goalkicker: X. Duursma 4 (F) Foster Best: L. Wake, T. VanDyke, X. Duursma, A. Ginnane, B. Smith, W. Chester Stony Creek Best: N. Battersby, J. Stockdale, R. Baudinette, M. Darmanin, H. Marshall, A. Wright

Above: Centre clearance: Fish Creek’s Manne was rarely beaten in the ruck all day.

Right: Listen up: coach Clarke at three quarter time.

Ruck duel: Fish Creek’s Staley spoils the marking attempt by Phillip Island’s Price.


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Flying high: Brenton Byrnes and Brad Scammell, one of the few wins Tarwin had for the day.

Way out: Toora player looking for a way out past B. Chalmers of Tarwin in the match on Saturday.

Sharks devour Magies THE weather was fine with no rain at all for the seniors played at the Tarwin Lower Recreation Oval. The first quarter was a sea saw affair with the ball travelling all around the ground. Tarwin finished the quarter with 3.4- 22 and Toora 1.2-8. Half forward John Kilbsy was knocked out and taken to hospital but no report followed from the incident.

Phillip Is...... 5 Dalyston ...... 4 MDU........... 3 Kil-Bass ...... 3 Tarwin ........ 3 Stony Creek .. 3 Fish Creek ...... 3 Kor-Bena ........ 2 Toora... ........... 1 Foster ............. 0 Inv-K’wak ....... 0

Chris Hay came out blasting and was kicking accurately for Tarwin. The second quarter was similar to the first with Tarwin edging ahead. Toora was playing well and had strong players across the ground but it just could not show it on the scoreboard. At half time Tarwin was well up on Toora. In the third quarter Tarwin edged even further to victory with Toora not able to keep up on the score board.

Jamie Cann was creating play well in the centre and Hayden Browne was setting up play across half back proving to be causing a lot of trouble for Toora. Matthew Harris was playing well for Toora. In the fourth quarter Toora fought back out-scoring Tarwin by seven points and showing good signs for their future games. It wasn’t enough to get them a victory falling 37 points short of Tarwin. Injuries: Kilbsy (concussion).

SENIORS Tarwin 14.9.93 Toora 8.8.56 Tarwin Goals: C. Hay 7, J. Cann 2, T. Lomax 1, M. Chalmers 1, J. O’Loughlin 1, B. Byrnes 1, B. Chalmers 1 Toora Goals: J. Pintus 2, M. Harris 2, B. Vardy 2, A. Garlick 1, J. King 1 Tarwin Best: C. Hay, H. Browne, B. Byrnes, M. Chalmers, N. Browne, R. Houston Toora Best: B. Vardy, J. King, J. Mills, P. Grant, T. Allott, M. Harris

RESERVES Toora 7.12.54 Tarwin 3.6.24 Leading Goalkicker: D. McKean 3 (Too) Toora Best: K. Holmes, B. Corrie, C. Hilder, W. Stoitse, S. Kohlman, K. Sparkes Tarwin Best: D. Leggo, L. Keily, P.

McRae, T. Giroud, J. Holness

THIRDS Toora 5.12.42 Tarwin 5.4.34 Leading Goalkicker: B. Willder 4 (Too) Toora Best: S. Vening, J. Vening, S. Bishop, M. Edwards, B. Willder, N. Nicholls Tarwin Best: J. Carmody, J. Smith, R. Boscombe-Hill, K. Teylor, J. Van der Kolk, B. Ellen

FOURTHS Toora 6.5.41 Tarwin 4.5.29 Leading Goalkicker: J. McDonald 2 (Too) Toora Best: T. Koolen, K. Butterworth, L. Lidstone, J. McDonald, L. Ireland, O. Cashmore Tarwin Best: J. Dunn, J. Hill, D. Garnham, J. Beckwith, H. McNeil, L. Smith

1 1 1 2 1 2 3 3 3 5 5

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

%

Pts

144.63 128.36 132.09 125.30 117.53 87.85 77.01 98.40 73.68 76.52 67.45

20 16 12 12 12 12 12 8 4 0 0

GOALKICKERS L. Damon (Fish Creek) ....... (6) M. Kraska (Dalyston) ......... (0) B. Runnalls (Phillip Is) ....... (4) B. Fisher (Dalyston) ........... (0) J. Wells (Kil-Bass).............. (0) K. Bergles (Kil-Bass) .......... (0) M. Robbins (MDU)............. (0) L. McMillan (Inv-K’wak) ..... (0) B. Van Brummelen (Ph Is) . (1) L. Galle (Foster) ................. (7)

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Phillip Is...... 5 Kil-Bass ...... 4 MDU........... 4 Kor-Bena ..... 4 Toora... ....... 3 Dalyston ...... 2 Tarwin ............ 2 Fish Creek ...... 1 Foster ............. 1 Inv-K’wak ....... 0 Stony Creek.... 0

1 1 0 1 1 3 2 4 4 4 5

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

%

Pts

214.22 185.05 151.52 147.03 139.07 116.45 103.07 31.39 79.30 60.27 34.12

20 16 16 16 12 8 8 6 4 2 0

GOALKICKERS M. Edwards (Kor-Bena) ...... (0) K. Taylor (Phillip Is)............ (2) R. Butler (Inv-K’wak).......... (0) R. Birnie (Dalyston)............ (0) B. Egeberg (Kil-Bass) ......... (0) P. McRae (Tarwin) .............. (0) S. Murdoch (Phillip Is) ....... (0) S. McIntyre (Phillip Is) ....... (3) A. Officer (Phillip is) ........... (2) B. Doran (Toora) ................ (0) J. Nicolaci (Phillip Is) ......... (2) B. Wallace (Kil-Bass).......... (0) T. Davey (Dalyston) ............ (0) S. Johnstone (Kil-Bass) ..... (0) B. McGrath (Toora) ............ (1)

25 18 10 9 8 8 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6

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Above, Strong mark: Toora’s Ben Vardy takes a strong mark against fierce Tarwin opposition. Photography courtesy of Mal H photography.

Battle field: Fish Creek’s Byers and Phillip Island’s Lunn in a ruck duel.

Islanders jump the Roos PHILLIP ISLAND go into its bye and Interleague weekends with five wins and one loss and sit on top of the Alberton League ladder after its 29 point victory over Fish Creek at Terrill Park. Like previous weeks an Island jumped away to the ideal start. This week it only took 30 seconds before Jack Taylor scored the Island’s first goal. This was followed up by Tom Cole two minutes later and then Beau Runnall’s straight after that and all of a sudden the Island was three goals up in just four minutes of play. Inaccuracy started to creep in for the Island after that but it was still in control of the game until Fish Creek scored its first goal of the afternoon after 15 minutes and followed with its second five minutes later to stay in touch with the Island at the first break, 11 points down. In the second the Island again jumped out of the blocks and it was another

early goal to Cole that saw it stretch its advantage. Fish Creek fought back to register its first of the quarter to keep the Island at arm’s length. The Island was well on top in the mid field mainly through Michael Duiker, who was recently filmed for Phillip Island Bulldogs You Tube channel. He was a stand out along with the General Jimmy Taylor who helped the Island force the ball forward to help get its next goal through Runnalls. Ben Van Brummelen added the Island’s sixth goal at the 14 minute mark and this was followed up by Fish Creek with its fourth and the Island went into the long break up by 18 points. Fish Creek came out after the break a different side, its midfield stepped up and started to win the clearances and control the possession of the footy which made scoring difficult for the Island. Josh Docherty was marking everything that got near him across half back and stopped a lot of Fish Creek’s advancements.

Tom Cole scored the Island’s only goal for the quarter and Fish Creek scored three of its own to drag the deficit back to just six points at the final break. With a rev up from the coach at the break the Island sprung into action and kicked two in two minutes through Runnalls and Jimmy Taylor. Jack Taylor then chipped in with his second for the day as the Island broke Fish Creek’s spirit. Liam Henzen chipped

SENIORS Phillip Island 12.11.83 Fish Creek 8.6.54 Phillip Island Goals: B. Runnalls 4, T. Cole 3, J. Taylor 2, J. Taylor 1, L. Henzen 1, B. Van Brummelen 1 Fish Creek Goals: L. Damon 6, G. Staley 1, T. Price 1 Phillip Island Best: M. Duiker, J. Docherty, J. Taylor, D. Johnston, T. Cole, M. Jackson Fish Creek Best: T. Price, B. Graham, G. Staley, L. Damon, E. Park, A. Snooks

RESERVES Phillip Island 14.12.96 Fish Creek 2.6.18 Leoding Goalkicker: S. McIntyre 3 (P) Phillip Island Best: M. Jones, S. McIntyre, C. McPhillips, A. Redmond, J. Good, B. Tester Fish Creek Best: A. Ireland, L.

in with a goal at the 11 minute mark and then Runnalls kicked his fourth for the day a minute later to see the Island home. Fish Creek added one more goal to its tally but it was all in vain as the Island ran out 29 point victors. The Bulldogs now have a couple of weeks off as they have a bye and an Interleague weekend. They will resume the season on May 31 against Toora at the Kennel.

Eade, D. Britton, A. Bright, J. McKenzie, R. Nicoll

THIRDS Fish Creek 9.4.58 Phillip Island 6.3.39 Leading Goalkicker: J. Macri 3 (F) Fish Creek Best: O. Straw, J. Flanders, J. McGannon, J. Macri, K. Jacobson, L. Edgelow Phillip Island Best: A. Duyker, A. Edwards, R. Marshall, B. Redmond, J. Piera, B. Johnston

FOURTHS Fish Creek 7.14.56 Phillip Island 4.4.28 Leading Goalkickers: B. Rogers 3 (F), J. Spiller 3 (P) Fish Creek Best: S. Flanders, S. McGannon, M. McGannon, B. Rogers, G. Batten, B. Hams Phillip Island Best: J. Keating, B. Taylor, J. Montgomery, A. Farrell, M. Mattock, J. Excell

FOOTY DRAWS THIS WEEKEND ALBERTON Round 7: May 17 Dalyston v Stony Creek Fish Creek v Tarwin I-K v MDU Foster v Kilcunda-Bass Toora v Kor-Bena Phillip Island - Bye (DW)

MID GIPPSLAND Round 7: May 17 Morwell East v Hill End Yarragon v Boolarra Yallourn-Yall Nth v Mirboo Nth Yinnar v Newborough Thorpdale v Trafalgar

GIPPSLAND Round 6: May 17 Bairnsdale v Sale (Night) Moe v Wonthaggi Leongatha v Drouin Maffra v Traralgon (Night) Warragul v Morwell

ELLINBANK EAST Round 6: May 17 Buln Buln v Nilma-Darnum Longwarry v Dusties Neerim South v Ellinbank Poowong v Nyora WEST Round 7: May 17 Catani v Kooweerup Garfield v Bunyip Nar Nar Goon v Lang Lang Cora Lynn - Bye

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Corner Inlet .. 4 0 0 602.44 Inv-K’wak..... 4 0 0 583.33 Phillip Is...... 3 1 0 137.16 L’gatha Jnr ... 2 2 0 111.18 Kor-Bena ..... 1 2 1 64.67 Won Power ... 1 3 0 50.28 Dalyston ......... 0 3 1 65.34 Kil-Bass.......... 0 4 0 19.33 GOALKICKERS S. Flanders (Foster)............ (2) L. Gheller (Dalyston) .......... (1) R. Angwin (Foster) ............. (0) K. Robinson (Phillip Is) ...... (0) Z. Mattock (Phillip Is)......... (1) T. Simpson (Inv-K’wak) ...... (1) W. Little (Inv-K’wak)........... (2) J. Pearsall (Phillip Is) ......... (3) C. McInnes (Inv-K’wak)...... (0) N. Anderson (Won Pwr) ..... (3) B. Cantwell (Leon Jnr) ....... (0) W. Lindsay (Won Pwr) ....... (2)

Pts

16 16 12 8 6 4 2 0 8 7 5 4 3 5 4 5 4 3 4 4

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Inv-K’wak...... 3 1 0 314.89 Phillip Is....... 3 1 0 289.80 L’gatha Jnr .... 2 2 0 137.86 Corner Inlet ... 2 2 0 119.59 Won Power .... 2 2 0 85.94 Kil-Bass ....... 2 2 0 53.91 Kor-Bena ......... 1 3 0 56.13 Dalyston .......... 1 3 0 30.52 GOALKICKERS J. Wrigley (Leon Jnr) ......... (1) B. Senior-Gibson (Won) ..... (4) E. Lamers (Leon Jnr) ......... (0) J. Sprie (Dalyston) ............. (1) M. Moschetti (Phillip Is)..... (0) D. Taylor (Kil-Bass) ............ (2) L. Marr (Foster).................. (1) A. Maxwell (Inv-K’wak) ...... (2) A. Eberbach (Inv-K’wak) .... (1) H. Kewming (Leon Jnr) ...... (0) L. Rathjen (Foster) ............. (1) N. Fixter (Leon Jnr) ............ (0) E. Spaull (Won Pwr)........... (0) M. Charles (Phillip Is) ........ (1)

Pts

12 12 8 8 8 8 4 4 6 6 6 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Dalyston ...... 5 Inv-K’wak..... 4 Tarwin ........ 3 Toora... ....... 3 Foster ......... 3 Fish Creek.... 3 Phillip Is ......... 3 Kor-Bena ........ 2 Stony Creek.... 1 MDU............... 0 Kil-Bass.......... 0

0 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 4 4 5

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

%

Pts

287.40 170.24 200.69 145.65 125.21 109.94 99.44 164.15 42.71 25.47 13.74

20 16 12 12 12 12 12 8 4 0 0

GOALKICKERS D. La Casa (Foster) ............ (4) B. Willder (Toora) ............... (4) N. Bainbridge (Dalyston) .... (0) J. Sanna (Phillip Is) ............ (0) R. McGannon (Fish Ck) ...... (1) J. Moore (Tarwin) .............. (1) J. Stockdale (Stony Ck) ...... (2) B. Ellen (Tarwin) ................. (0) J. Macri (Fish Creek) .......... (3) A. Edwards (Phillip Is) ....... (1) Z. Walker (Kor-Bena).......... (0) O. Toussaint (Inv-K’wak) .... (0)

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%

Inv-K’wak..... 5 0 0 480.26 Dalyston ...... 4 1 0 638.24 Toora... ....... 2 1 0 200.00 Stony Creek .. 2 2 0 123.20 Foster ......... 2 2 0 97.03 Fish Creek.... 3 3 0 69.35 Phillip Is ......... 3 3 0 62.61 Kor-Bena ........ 2 3 0 57.53 Tarwin ............ 0 3 0 85.33 Kil-Bass.......... 0 5 0 26.48 GOALKICKERS K. Reid (Inv-K’wak) ............ (4) J. Stockdale (Stony Ck) ...... (3) H. McInnes (Inv-K’wak) ..... (0) D. Brosnan (Dalyston)........ (1) M. Mattock (Phillip Is) ....... (0) B. Rogers (Fish Ck) ............ (0) C. O’Halloran (Dalyston) .... (0) X. Duursma (Foster) .......... (4) J. Spiller (Phillip Is) ........... (3) Z. Sprie (Dalyston) ............. (0)

Pts

20 16 12 12 12 12 12 8 4 0 14 7 10 10 9 5 8 7 7 6


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Leongatha takes a strong win LEONGATHA dominated the scoreboard in a match against Warragul on Saturday. With a bit of rain throughout the game, the ground was slippery and affected the skill level. The slick ball caused some basic errors. However, the Parrots gave a strong performance in four quarters of consistent play. A few new players ran out onto the ground and performed well above the expectation. Luke Castagna made his first Seniors appearance and contributed three goals to Leongatha’s overall score of 123 points. From the first siren, Leongatha took an early lead, which it maintained right through the match. It was five goals over Warragul at the end of the first quarter. Warragul held its own in the second quarter and only allowed Leongatha to add two more goals to its score. Cade Maskell from Port Melbourne kicked two goals by the end of the first half. Maskell returned to Leongatha for the one

match and may appear in more depending on commitments with Port Melbourne. Leongatha gained more ground by the third quarter and sat comfortably at 86 points to Warragul’s nine points. Warragul continued to fight in the fourth quarter but the score remained heavily in Leongatha’s favour, resulting in a great win to celebrate Rhett McLennan’s 150th game with the Leongatha Football Club. Joel Renden was

SENIORS Leongatha 18.15.123 d Warragul 5.8.38 Leongatha goals: N. Nagel 4, B. Lynch 4, L. Castagna 3, A. Hillberg 2, C. Maskell 2, J. Parry 2, T. Marriott 1. Leongatha best: T. Marriott, C. Verboon, B. Lynch, N. Nagel, J. Renden, N. Lynch. Warragul goals: J. Proctor 2, C. Carey 1, C. Lee 1, T. Carey 1. Warragul best: C. Carey, B. Scalzo, C. Lee, T. Morrow, B. Sheehan, M. Lynn.

RESERVES Leongatha 18.23.131 d Warragul 1.0.6 Warragul goals: J. Lane 1. Warragul best: W. Blackwood, B. Egan, S. Jones, S. Johnny.

UNDER 18s Warragul 11.7.73 d Leongatha 4.2.26 Warragul goals: H. McKay 4, W.

among Leongatha’s leading players proving valuable on the back line. Tom Marriott was good on the ball and was right in the action down forward. Showing his skill from last year, Chris Verboon demonstrated exceptional form at centre half back. Leading goal kickers were Brent Lynch and Nicholas Nagel, each walking away with four goals. Nathan Lynch was a stand out in half back and the wing.

ROUND 5 SENIORS LADDER W L D

In pairs: Under 16’s on ballers Josh Boler (left) and Kyle Cooper have this one covered.

Barlow 2, J. Orlicki 2, T. Hobbs 1, J. Patullo 1, P. Davine 1. Warragul best: T. Axford, T. Hobbs, T. Flegg, J. Bloink, H. McKay, J. Lane. Leongatha goals: J. Ginnane 2, K. Materia 1, J. Puruntatameri 1. Leongatha best: M. Borschman, M. Olden, K. Materia, D. Tuckett, L. Wright, J. Puruntatameri.

Given there was little football action in the Alberton league locally and with the weather improving many people turned out to watch a game in the higher league where the history between these two sides indicated it would be a close game. They have played each other only eight times and the honours have been shared equally with Drouin actually holding the edge on wins at Wonthaggi. All set for a tight contest. The ground as usual was brilliant despite the overnight rains and conditions even better. As it turned out Wonthaggi had little to fear as it went on a scoring rampage, recording a huge 199 point victory in an excellent display of team football. Whilst the game was not close as predicted it was still very entertaining with the tackling, pace and skills in delivery of the ball especially up forward. Wonthaggi which has a young side already gave another youngster from

the U18’s, Toma Huther, his opportunity to play seniors and with two goals and some strong ruck work around the ground he was impressive. Wonthaggi was keen to make a good start and attacked the ball furiously. It was doing all the attacking and took control from the outset. Aiden Lindsay put the first goal on the board but Wonthaggi was wasting opportunities. Aaron Ware got its second and Riley Lindsay its third to give it the start it wanted. The team skills were great to watch as the ball was delivered well and the players went in hard to support each other. The big man strength in the ruck especially was telling with Chris Wylie, Earl Shaw and Toma Huther controlling the action at the centre bounce and around the ground. The Power speedsters, Aiden Lindsay, Aaron Ware, Joel Liddle, Michael Lindsay, Travis Krause, Tim Landells and Jye Read pushed the game to another level in a free running exhibition. The powerful backline of the Power which has been a real strength of the side was standing firm as the visitors struggled to get the ball into their forward zone.

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Wonthaggi ...4 Maffra.........3 Traralgon .....3 Morwell ......3 Sale ...........3 Moe................2 Leongatha ......1 Drouin ............1 Warragul ........0

UNDER 16s Warragul 9.12.66 d Leongatha 3.2.20 Warragul goals: W. McGillivray

1 1 1 1 2 3 3 4 4

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

%

Pts

180.11 530.21 309.91 234.07 166.83 44.67 105.94 17.29 11.57

16 12 12 12 12 8 4 4 0

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3, A. Bainbridge 2, R. Ford 2, S. Neville 2. Warragul best: S. Neville, J. Patullo, J. Patullo, R. King, W. McGillivray. Leongatha goals: T. Sauvarin 1, S. Barnard 1, L. Riseley 1. Leongatha best: H. McGannon, T. Sauvarin, L. Riseley, A. Drury, K. Cooper, L. Nunn.

Bray, Eddy, Coyne and Dryden were outstanding. Drouin was tackling well and certainly was not giving in without putting pressure on but even at this stage it seemed out of its depth as it just couldn’t get a score on the board. Luke Duffy who has had a consistent season so far, Keegan Bott, captain David Olsen and Rhys Salter were Drouin’s best early and despite Wonthaggi’s dominance the young Drouin side was showing some spirit and belief in itself. Power’s big man Earl Shaw added to their misery, presenting strongly up forward while resting, with a huge mark and goal. Toma Huther followed soon after with his first goal and the crowd roared its approval. Things were not looking good for the visitors. The second quarter saw Drouin lift its intensity and this slowed Wonthaggi’s scoring momentarily. Rhys Salter, Brod Fraser and Daniel Pratt found more of the ball and were giving great support to Duffy and Olsen who never stopped trying. Tackling was again a feature of Power’s game and this caused several costly turnovers. Krause to Shaw for another goal was brilliant

Pts

20 20 12 12 12 12 4 4 4 0

LADDER

Left: Class: Louis Riseley played another great game for the Under 16s, helping keep his team in hunt.

Big win for Wonthaggi WONTHAGGI Power continued its good form giving the visitors, Drouin, a football lesson in front of a large crowd at Wonthaggi.

%

Morwell ......5 0 0 245.85 Sale ...........5 0 0 199.60 Traralgon .....3 2 0 176.90 Wonthaggi ...3 2 0 175.75 Maffra.........3 2 0 154.22 Bairnsdale ......3 2 0 122.16 Leongatha ......1 4 0 89.03 Moe................1 4 0 66.23 Warragul ........1 4 0 33.78 Drouin ............0 5 0 14.99 GOALKICKERS D. Sheen (Maffra) .............. (6) J. Gibbs (Bairnsdale).......... (0) T. Johnston (Traralgon) ...... (0) M. Ferguson (Sale) ............ (3) E. Shaw (Won Pwr) ............ (9) S. Pickett (Bairnsdale)........ (3) B. Kearns (Morwell) ........... (1) D. MacDonald (Morwell) .... (0) T. Long (Moe) .................... (0) J. Blaser (Moe) .................. (3)

and Jack Blair after a slow start found his feet running freely across halfback and the wing in a damaging best on ground performance. The young umpires Smith and Aplin were again impressive allowing the game to flow, hardly noticeable at all but firmly in control. Wonthaggi continued to dominate up forward with goals to Krause, Troy Harley and Jack Blair and Wonthaggi went into the break with a more than comfortable lead. The second half continued in the same vein with Wonthaggi attacking the ball with vigour. At times it looked like a training drill as it moved the ball around the

SENIORS Wonthaggi Power 31.21.207 d Drouin 1.2.8 Wonthaggi Power goals: E. Shaw 9, T. Krause 5, C. Wylie 4, A. Lindsay 3, T. Huther 2, J. Blair 2, A. Ware 2, R. Lindsay 2, T. Harley 1, D. O’Connor 1. Wonthaggi Power best: J. Blair, E. Shaw, T. Krause, C. Wylie, S. Bray, T. Huther. Drouin goals: J. Jarred 1. Drouin best: L. Duffy, K. Bott, D. Olsen, R. Salter, B. Fraser, D. Pratt.

RESERVES Wonthaggi Power 20.17.137 d Drouin 0.0.0 Wonthaggi Power goals: A. Zanella 5, N. Jones 3, R. Tack 3, M. Grech 2, S. Roche 2, L. O’Connor 2, J. Waters 1, J. Wallace 1, A. Churchill

big ground and accurately up forward where Shaw, Ware, Krause and Wylie were waiting to convert. Drouin to its credit was still working hard to make every possession a contest but was outnumbered most times. The crowd urged Drouin to score and it responded following a free kick to Jack Jarred which was just reward for his team. But this was to be its only highlight as Wonthaggi powered away with a huge eleven goal final quarter effort. The siren couldn’t come quick enough for the visitors as the game became a matter of how far. Earl Shaw ended up

1. Wonthaggi Power best: M. Grech, N. Jones, A. Churchill, R. Jones, L. O’Connor, W. Joplin. Drouin goals: Nil. Drouin best: M. Ridley, J. Simpson, L. Krygger, K. Harper, N. Derrick, M. Towt.

UNDER 18s Drouin 6.13.49 d Wonthaggi Power 3.5.23 Drouin goals: T. Hodson 2, A. Haymes 2, C. Jolly 1, J. Seri 1. Drouin best: L. O’Brien, L. Axford, L. Anderson, D. Pearson, J. Kos, C. Kingi. Wonthaggi Power goals: E. Senior 1, M. Davey 1. Wonthaggi Power best: P. Dunlevie, M. Ware, D. Tiziani, M. Davey, E. Senior.

UNDER 16s Drouin 12.12.84 d Wonthaggi Power 0.2.2

with nine goals and was well supported by Krause with five and Wylie with four. With ten goal kickers it had been a big day for Power that had been unstoppable from the first bounce. For Drouin, its young, inexperienced side copped a lesson but the way it fought out the game was commendable and it will build into a strong side in the future. Success will not be too far away for this team. Wonthaggi will journey to Moe this week in what will be a tighter contest while Drouin travels to Leongatha in another interesting game.

OTHER MATCHES SENIORS Traralgon 12.9.81 d Bairnsdale 4.10.34 Sale 15.11.101 d Moe 4.7.31 Morwell 9.14.68 d Maffra 8.6.54 RESERVES Moe 10.6.66 d Sale 8.4.52 Morwell 7.7.49 d Maffra 5.15.45 UNDER 18 Traralgon 14.13.97 d Bairnsdale 4.5.36 Sale 13.16.94 d Moe 4.3.27 Maffra 12.15.87 d Morwell 8.4.52 UNDER 16 Bairnsdale 12.11.83 d Traralgon 9.7.61 Moe 9.11.65 d Sale 4.5.29 Maffra 13.14.152 d Morwell 1.0.6

J. Freeman (Sale) ............... (4) 19 T. Phillips (Morwell) ........... (3) 16 J. Langshaw (Maffra) ......... (2) 14 M. Allman (Maffra)............. (1) 9 R. Tack (Wonthaggi) .......... (3) 9 D. Loprese (Traralgon) ....... (0) 7 A. Petrou (Maffra) .............. (0) 7 J. Gray (Traralgon) ............. (0) 6 A. Zanella (Wonthaggi)....... (5) 6 S. Dunbar (Traralgon) ......... (0) 6

UNDER 18 LADDER W L D

%

Traralgon .....5 0 0 388.80 Maffra.........5 0 0 162.60 Sale ...........4 1 0 190.21 Bairnsdale ...3 2 0 159.61 Morwell ......2 3 0 129.17 Drouin ............2 3 0 71.37 Moe................2 3 0 50.78 Warragul ........1 4 0 74.16 Wonthaggi......1 4 0 33.49 Leongatha ......0 5 0 28.60 GOALKICKERS B. McCarrey (Bairnsdale) ... (2) C. Stockdale ....................... (6) H. Britten (Traralgon) ......... (0) B. Darby-Lock (Morwell) .... (1) D. Kosky (Maffra) ............... (0) H. McKay (Warragul) ......... (4) C. Graske (Bairnsdale) ....... (1) J. Van Dyk (Moe) ............... (0) D. Day (Morwell) ............... (2) A. Jenkin (Morwell) ............ (1)

Pts

20 20 16 12 8 8 8 4 4 0 16 12 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 9

UNDER 16 LADDER W L D

%

Pts

Moe ...........5 0 0 360.38 Maffra.........4 1 0 424.07 Bairnsdale ...4 1 0 314.29 Traralgon .....3 2 0 202.80 Sale ...........3 2 0 171.98 Drouin ............3 2 0 135.03 Warragul ........1 4 0 44.60 Leongatha ......1 4 0 29.17 Morwell ..........1 4 0 28.63 Wonthaggi......0 5 0 2.42 GOALKICKERS

20 16 16 12 12 12 4 4 4 0

P. Hill (Bairnsdale).............. (4) A. McKenzie (Maffra) ......... (7) R. Thatcher (Maffra) .......... (2) A. McCall (Sale) ................. (1) A. Hodge (Bairnsdale) ........ (2) L. Di Ciero (Traralgon)........ (1) C. Henness (Sale) .............. (0) N. Pruscino (Bairnsdale) .... (0) R. Tatnell (Bairnsdale) ........ (1) A. Young (Moe) .................. (4) S. Van Dyk (Moe) .............. (1)

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