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ICEBERG By Matt Dunn DRUG overdose cases are on the rise, with police warning of a local ice (crystal methamphetamine) epidemic.

A well placed source said South Gippsland hospitals had revived a number of drug overdose patients in recent times, with some airlifted to Melbourne for treatment. At one local party three overdoses occurred. Another drug overdose case recently occurred at Venus Bay, with the victim struggling to stop ambulance officers treating him lest they affect his high. “Drug abuse is definitely on the increase. And I think a lot of people would be surprised to find out who has been dealing. We’re finding more drugs and harder drugs,” Leongatha Police’s Sergeant Dale McCahon said. Sgt McCahon identified ice (crystal methamphetamine) as a drug that was causing particular damage. But he said it was not just Leongatha that was suffering from the effects of drug abuse, and the problem was on the rise everywhere. On Thursday, May 2 two houses were raided in Leongatha after a three month investigation, with a large variety of drugs, including ice, GBH (gammahydroxybutyrate), ecstasy and cannabis, claimed. But Sgt McCahon believed there would logically be more drug houses in Leongatha and other South Gippsland towns. Sergeant Gary Best from the Morwell Tasking Unit, who is at the coalface of the drug problem

in Gippsland, also believed things were getting worse, particularly with the use of ice. Tellingly, Sgt Best has only been in his role for eight months. “Drug abuse in South Gippsland and Bass Coast (Bass Coast Police Services Area) is on the rise. The main drug of choice is ice. It’s a very addictive drug and there’s a high percentage of people who do get on it. They withdraw from it, but there’s a high percentage that get back on it,” he said. “Whether we’re following the same patterns of drug abuse as America, I’m not sure. But our trends tend to lean toward what is happening in the US.” Sgt Best said ice users became “somewhat agitated”, with police forced to be on high alert when dealing with them. “It tends to lead people to a more aggressive state, from what I’ve observed,” he said. Ice has strong side effects and a worse “come down” than other amphetamines. The negative effects of coming down include restlessness, irritability, anxiety, paranoia, depression, radical mood swings, lethargy, exhaustion, increased sleep and uncontrolled violence. A local drug and alcohol worker said it was “no secret” the use of ice was increasing in the region. “There’s been an increase of ice use in the area, but the biggest problem is still alcohol and marijuana. Ice is certainly on the rise, though, and has been for some time. It’s the drug of choice in recent times,” he said. Continued on page 4.

Education Week special inside

Gone in a flash KIDS broke into dance and song outside Leongatha Memorial Hall on Saturday, and then as quickly as they came, they were gone.

They were part of Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s production of 13, to start on Saturday, May 25, and in a theatrical first for the region, performed a flash mob performance to spark interest in the show. The cast members soon boarded their bus and headed to Inverloch, Wonthaggi and Cowes for similar flash mobs. Among the performers was Janie Gordon of Leongatha, who plays the lead girl Kendra in the show. Full story and more photos on page 14.

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The Wizard awaits WIZARD of OZ director Peter McAlpine said the girl chosen to play Dorothy, Olivia Winchcombe, was new to the theatre. But the 12 year old has

boundless talent. “We had call backs for Dorothy, but she just had something. She was the first to audition and the first name I wrote down,” Peter said. “We had about eight

other girls who came along. It got down to two. It was really close between them, but Olivia prevailed.” The Star was privy to a rehearsal last Thursday and it was easy to see why Olivia had been chosen. She is the classic ‘triple threat’ – a talented singer, dancer and actor. Sprout (Toto) may

not be quite as talented, but he will play a big role in the show nonetheless. Peter said about nine dogs had turned up for the audition, but Sprout, who had obedience school training, was judged best in show. The Wizard of Oz opens on Friday, July 5 and will run for three weeks.


Stellar cast: Wizard of OZ leads – Terry Lay (Tin Man), Olivia Winchcombe (Dorothy) and Sprout (Toto), Chris Gale (Scarecrow) and Charles Gruen (Lion) – have been working hard in rehearsals.

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N E W LY W E D S Kate Caruana and Panu Kuhne have made their home in Melbourne following their honeymoon in Europe.

Direct contact: Wizard of OZ director Peter McAlpine gives pointers to his lead actors as young talent Olivia Winchcombe (Dorothy) looks on.

Married at Mardan

It was sunny and hot afternoon for Kate and Panu’s civil ceremony and reception at Brighton Baths in February this year. Kate is the daughter of Jane and Wally Caruana and Panu is the son of Kaisu and Allan Kuhne of Meeniyan. The bride wore an ivory silk gown by “Elle Designs” and carried a bouquet of deep purple lilies.

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Jayson is the only son of Sue and Lee, and Sophie is the second eldest daughter of Lyndey and Chris. The bride looked stunning in a cap sleeved crystal adorned 60s inspired wedding gown, featuring a deep plunging neckline, heavily beaded to the waist, falling into a straight skirt. Sophie wore a mid-length veil with a crystal edge and she carried a bouquet of hydrangeas and autumn foliage. Sophie was attended by her sister Ebonnie Kombani, her sister Olivia Lord, and good friend Sarah Wilson. The girls wore mint green straight-cut dresses to above the knee. The dresses were 60s styled and were heavily beaded. They carried bouquets similar to the bride. All the flowers for the wedding were from Lyndey’s garden, and she also made the bouquets. The flowergirl was the groom’s niece, Miley Lia. She wore a cream lace dress and carried a basket of roses. The best man was the groom’s father Lee Giardina, and the groomsmen were Michael Nash and Damien Turner. They wore gunmetal grey suits and all looked very handsome. The groom chose a royal blue dinner suit with a royal blue and black dotted bowtie. A reception for 120 people was held at the Mirboo North Shire Hall, with the band The Sontanas entertaining the guests. Sophie and Jayson had a few days’ getaway at the Prom before their wedding and a few nights in Melbourne after the wedding. A future honeymoon is planned. The newlyweds are residing in their newly renovated home at Mardan.

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Lucky: Star wedding expo winner Hayley Evison of Leongatha was thrilled to collect her impressive outdoor setting prize by Luke Smith of A W Smith and Sons, Leongatha, generous donors of a major prizes for the 2013 expo.

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Closed to debate Simons Lane residents angry

By Matt Dunn 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. A current planning application for the farm site would see 16sqm x 4000sqm lots created. But Simons Lane residents have been angered by Council’s failure to heed their concerns. Ambulance drivers and CFA members, including former Leongatha South CFA captain, Gary Williams, also believe their concerns about the closure have fallen on deaf ears. Opponents have argued the road offers a convenient way of bypassing Leongatha, and emergency vehicles will only get stuck driving through town if the road

is closed. Similarly, many cattle trucks use the road en route to the VLE Leongatha saleyards. Mr Williams said brigade records showed the road had been used by his brigade 30 times either attending incidents on the road itself or as a short cut through Leongatha. But a Council spokesperson said correspondences sent to Country Fire Authority (CFA), Victoria Police and Rural Ambulance Victoria about the proposed closure went unanswered. “However, the CFA did provide a response to the exhibition of the Southern Leongatha ODP which outlined their opposition to the closure due to increased response times to incidents in Simons Lane or Koonwarra Road,” the spokesperson said. “Notwithstanding, as they did not respond directly to the correspondence relating to the closure of Simons Lane, which outlined the details surrounding the decision to close this road, it could only be concluded they now had no objection to the closure.” It’s a statement that rankles and confuses Mr

Williams, who clearly voiced his concerns to Council. “The initial consultation was with the Leongatha CFA and they don’t have an issue with the closure because they’re heading out of town and aren’t really affected,” he said. “I put in a submission about my opposition and I never withdrew it. I sent a letter and then I did a presentation at a Council briefing session before they voted to empower the CEO to close the road whenever he decides to.” Other opponents of the closure, like Simons Lane resident John White, say Council always wanted to close the road and was never going to have it any other way. A 2011 independent traffic report commissioned by Council found the road could remain open if an “auxiliary left turn and channelised right turn lane” was built. Council decided it was easier to close the road. VicRoads regional director Sebastian Motta said the roads authority had never been asked to spend money on the intersection and was only ever asked whether it

Not happy: Simons Lane residents are opposed to the closure of their road. They believe they are paying the price of a planned subdivision. opposed Council’s plan to close it. “VicRoads reviewed that report and agreed with the report’s recommendations to either close or upgrade the intersection,” Mr Motta said. “VicRoads was informed by Council that they have chosen the option to close

the intersection, therefore VicRoads has not taken any further action.” In a 2012 letter, written in response to complaints made by Mr White about the proposed closure, a Council assets manager claimed that the work would cost about $1.5 million and that “Council

and VicRoads are not in the position to fund these works in the near future”. A current estimate puts the work at closer to $2 million. A Council spokesperson said that neither SGSC nor the developer can afford to pay for the road upgrade. The figure has been

questioned by those opposed to the closure. A VicRoads spokesperson said the roads authority had never estimated the cost. Mr White believes, whatever the cost, it is unfair for Simons Road residents to suffer the closure of their road to satisfy a development.

Funding call for children’s hub

Calling for more: Korumburra Kindergarten Committee president Jenny Enbom and Birralee Community Childcare Centre president Rebecca Marriott chat with McMillan MP Russell Broadbent.

The MP was joined by Korumburra Kindergarten Committee president Jenny Enbom and Birralee Community Childcare Centre Committee president Rebecca Marriott at the site in Mair Crescent. The two passionate mothers informed Mr Broadbent about an extra $900,000 of funding needed to start the project. Mr Broadbent took a brochure of information about the proposed hub from the ladies which

will soon be available to the public. Mr Broadbent suggested getting into contact with deputy premier Peter Ryan and member for Gippsland South and try to achieve the funding for the shortfall. The project is estimated to cost around $5.2m and will incorporate a range of child services in one location that Korumburra so desperately needs.



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Brothers in arms: Simon and Terry Peavey are the proud new owners of the Fish Creek Hotel.

Budget blues By Jane Ross and Matt Dunn SOUTH Gippsland has missed out on any significant State Government spending for 201314.

Fresh faces for Fishy pub THE Fish Creek pub has been sold and was taken over recently, by brothers Terry and Simon Peavey.

The pub, listed and sold through CRE Brokers is one of several South Gippsland pubs that hit the real estate market recently. Simon Peavey said it is an exciting project for them. “You won’t find anyone who is more enthusiastic or passionate about this project,” he said. “We are very much a Gippsland family. We were looking to purchase a business and we decided Gippsland was the place we wanted to be. It is an organic fit for us and our families. “We just love the place.” Simon and Terry have allowed themselves a two year refurbishment period. “We want to create an experience for people where they walk away and say ‘wow, I wasn’t expecting that’,” Simon said.

“We also see the hotel as being a very valuable employment point. It is not uncommon for hotels like ours to have around 20 staff.” The new owners also plan on redeveloping the accommodation in the upstairs rooms of the hotel. “There will be eight rooms for guests to use, including a very large guest lounge. Plus there is the nine room motel at the back,” Simon said. “There is the possibility of 16 rooms for accommodation in total, which makes it perfect for large groups who want to have a holiday together.” The Great Southern Rail Trail is something many people are still to discover and is what Simon described as a great opportunity. “We are hoping, given our location to the rail trail, visitors will come and stay with us and enjoy a beautiful meal and a drink while on their journey,” he said.

“We will be extending the facilities at the hotel to allow for people with bicycles. “There is no other way to describe it; it will be a great Victorian weekender.” Simon said they intend to source much of the produce required for the restaurant at the hotel from local suppliers. “Product sourcing starts at a regional level, then grows outwards. People don’t go to regional places in Victoria to try something that comes from New South Wales,” he said. “There will be a certain amount of supplies that we will find easily and some we will have to look for.” Locals may be concerned now the pub has been sold, the fish occupying the roof of the pub may disappear, but fear not. “The fish is a part of the community and will most definitely be staying,” Simon said. The hotel is open for business and serving meals while undergoing extensive renovations.

Mental health on the way WONTHAGGI will be the next Gippsland town to receive support from mental health organisation Barrier Breakers. They are a volunteer run organisation based in Traralgon who also have a chapter in Sale who strive to bring supportive accommodation for those suffering a mental illness. Derek Amos, the charity organisation’s chief executive officer, told The Star that a chapter is set to start in Wonthaggi. “What we will do this

year is concentrate on establishing a chapter of the organisation there and getting some on ground survey work undertaken,” he said. “We’ve got the base studies done so we are ready to put it into effect but we need some bums on seats. “We are looking for a committee like we have in Sale.” Mr Amos said after a recent visit to South Gippsland it’s just a matter of getting a person to act as a coordinator for the chapter.

“As it turns out down there in the Wonthaggi and Leongatha region you have a huge shortage of supportive accommodation for people suffering with a mental illness,” he said. “For a start this chapter will give us a presence directly in that area so it will help us know what the needs are in respect to the allocations of resources. “This will also provide a direct link to advocacy for government funding for the area.” There will be no office for Barrier Breakers

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but the chapter will provide people in that area more direct involvement in that region from the organisation. “This will give us the ability to put a more definite figure on the actual shortage of accommodation for people with a mental illness in that region,” Mr Amos said. Supportive accommodation is set to start construction in Traralgon soon, which people in the Bass Coast and South Gippsland area could access.

“We are constructing six units in Traralgon which will start in September as a pilot program,” Amos said. “After that on our priority list is Wonthaggi, Sale and East Gippsland. “With a presence all over Gippsland we can accurately determine where that next project needs to be.” If you would like to be involved with the Barrier Breakers committee in Wonthaggi call Derek Amos on 0428 397 706.

Loose load blocks highway ONE lane of the Strzelecki Highway was blocked on Wednesday after four bales of hay came loose from a truck’s load. The large round bales came to rest on the narrow bridge over Coalition Creek just out of Leongatha. Senior Constable Don Haw of the Leongatha Police was called to the incident at around 1.40pm and the truck driver had left the scene. It is speculated that the driver didn’t realise that they had lost some of their load. South Gippsland Shire Council crews quickly cleared the mess and the highway was opened to two lanes again. Police are urging people to secure their loads following another incident on the Strzelecki Highway earlier on Wednesday where a truck lost some sand just south of Mirboo North. The penalty for having an insecure load can range from $211 for a minor breach through to $560 for a substantial risk breach. S/C Haw is calling for witnesses who could describe the truck to contact Leongatha Police on 5662 2285.

There was nothing for the badly needed Wonthaggi Education Precinct nor the Wonthaggi Hospital revamp. The only big ticket items in the electorate of Deputy Premier Peter Ryan were in Sale and the Macalister Irrigation District. “It’s disappointing,” Bass Coast Shire Council CEO Allan Bawden said. “I’ve read through the budget papers – there are no big capital works type projects. “It’s disappointing there’s no announcement about the secondary college or Wonthaggi Hospital.” But Bass Coast Regional Health CEO Lea Pope said she hadn’t been expecting more money for the hospital rebuild given work on the new dental clinic and community rehabilitation centre is about to start. Completion is scheduled for the first half of next year. Money hadn’t been sought for a badly-needed $20 million pipe to supplement Korumburra’s meagre water supply from the ample Lance Creek in Wonthaggi. But South Gippsland Water (SGW) managing director Philippe du Plessis said a submission would be lodged for next year’s State Budget. The senior campus of Wonthaggi Secondary College includes buildings dating to the 1950s and there is little outdoor space. Building a new senior campus on land in McKenzie Street is the first stage of the education precinct. And the shire has its eye on the McBride Avenue site for a cultural hub. School principal Garry Dennis said he wasn’t surprised there was no funding this year, but remains hopeful. “We’ll continue to work with council and TAFE.” Mr Bawden is concerned about the budget’s $110m for the Port of Hastings development. He said the port had the potential to adversely impact on Bass Coast’s tourism industry and environment. “More shipping in Western Port increases the chance of oil spills and when ships are at anchor their engines vibrate and are noisy at night. That’s a risk to tourism. “Councils around Westernport are pushing for the government to put in decent road and rail infrastructure because the focus of the port will be on containers.” Mr Bawden is pleased the budget commits to its country roads and bridges program. “It provides $1m for each council and has been a great help.” Mr Ryan commended a number of budget initiatives including $61m for upgrades and replacements of rural fire stations, $16m to support native vegetation and threatened species, $91m extra to improve the lives of vulnerable children in out-of-home care, $2.3m for rural financial counselling services, $8m to drive regional tourism, $2m to control wild dogs and $5m for electronic learning centres. The latter has been announced previously and it is unclear how much of it will be available in South Gippsland where GippsTAFE’s Leongatha Campus and Wonthaggi’s Chisholm Campus have been designated “technology enabled learning centres”. Ms Pope said hospitals won’t receive their individual budgets for some weeks and because visiting surgeons manage their own waiting lists, Wonthaggi Hospital doesn’t keep waiting list data. So there is no way of gauging any impact from budget funding to reduce the size of waiting lists. But South Gippsland Shire Council CEO Tim Tamlin had a more positive attitude to the budget. “The budget has shown great promise in a number of areas. Local councils across the state will receive almost $200 million more in government grants in 2013-14 in contrast to the last state budget in 2010-11,” he said. “Council is also set to receive up to $1 million for the next four years as part of the Country Roads and Bridges Program. I think SGSC is likely to get that full amount. “There’s also money allocated for childcare and I think Korumburra’s Integrated Children’s Services Hub could really benefit there. There’s little things in the budget that have opened up doors for us to grab opportunities for South Gippsland.”

Tip of the iceberg

Continued from page 1. “People on ice stay up for three, four, five days and there is an argument as to whether people become violent on ice or whether people who take it already have an underlying anger issue. But, by the same token, there have been a lot of people who use ice who don’t get angry.” The drug and alcohol worker said treatment was available for those who needed it, including programs through Gippsland Southern Health Service. Leongatha Salvation Army Captain Martyn Scrimshaw said he too had noted a rise in drug-affected clients, and that he was “always concerned about the health and wellbeing of people” with substance abuse problems. *Official police figures show there were 108 drug offences in Bass Coast PSA in 2011. That number rose to 182 in 2012. The jump in the offences represented a 68.5 per cent increase. Statistics for 2013 will not be released until 2014.

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Top role for ’Burra KORUMBURRA has an excellent future as a high quality aged care hub. With the Baby Boomer generation demanding a much broader range of services for its twilight years, Korumburra could set itself up to provide for those needs. A training facility for aged care workers could be part of that picture. McMillan MHR Russell Broadbent suggested that lucrative opportunity during a visit to Carinya Lodge Hostel. “This would be great employment for the town. “Think through the opportunities in a niche market.� Having just addressed the Korumburra Primary School students on the topic “seize the day�, Mr Broadbent was in just the mood to draw attention to the theme for those managing the care of people at the other end of the life spectrum. Carinya’s board of management is worried about the future. The industry is expecting Prime Minister Julia Gillard to announce sweeping changes in June that could threaten the viability of smaller hubs like Carinya. “The devil is in the detail and it’s very nasty,� said

Carinya secretary Clyde Paterson. Board members were trying to impress upon Mr Broadbent that he must act to prevent the changes coming in. “There are always difficult issues (with aged care). The bureaucrats don’t change even if the government does,� the politician said. The nation goes to the polls on September 14 and a Coalition win is all but a certainty. Responding to a plea from Carinya secretary

Clyde Paterson, Mr Broadbent was blunt, “I can’t stop this government destroying you Clyde.� Carinya is a 43-bed low care facility. Mr Paterson said an investigation into adding a high care section had shown Carinya would have to have 150 beds in order to be viable. It has been ruled out. It’s Mr Paterson’s view the federal changes will render unviable facilities with less than 50 beds. He said the board had spent the past decade bringing Carinya back to

accounting surplus. “We’re not for profit, but we’re not for loss either!� There are 29 independent living units and six more are being built to help the hostel’s bottom line. Mr Paterson told Mr Broadbent that in 2000, there was a $50,000 gap between government subsidies and wages and costs at Carinya. Now the gap is almost $366,000. “Our beds are full all the time – there is high demand.� Mr Broadbent said there is a place for assisted living

accommodation catering for the needs of those in between the independent living stage and low care. “It means couples can live together in their own facilities with extra care if they need it,� he explained. Another attraction is they are fully funded by the residents themselves. The federal changes include a 2.75 per cent wage rise for aged care workers. Mr Paterson is not disputing the necessity for this but warned on-costs are not included.

New pool plan afloat MIRBOO North Pool Committee members are making the first steps in establishing a new pool. This comes as the South Gippsland Shire Council exhibits the Master Plan for the Mirboo North and Korumburra Swimming Pools. The plan notes that the current Mirboo North pool is beyond repair and it is unfeasible to resurrect the pool. Committee secretary Mary Baker said the committee is ready to work with the consultants and council. “We are working with the shire to make sure a new

pool is a reality,� she said. When faced with comments by Councillor Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks at a recent council meeting where he said a new pool in Mirboo North would be “unfeasible� Ms Baker was shocked. “A new pool will be happening if the community have anything to do with it, Russell Broadbent is behind us as well as Peter Ryan and they will do everything to help the community,� she said. “Every avenue we could possibly explore we will for fundraising and grants and so on.� The committee has already started their fundraising campaign to

fund the proposed $4.2m pool in the Master Plan. “Fundraising started at the Arty-Gras and we will move on to whatever the consultants said we should start with,� she said. “We’d have to sell a hell of a lot of sausages to raise our four-plus-million we need but we will definitely be giving it a shot.� Ms Baker said she would like to see the new pool built in its original spot but that is unlikely, according to the Master Plan. “I personally want to see a new pool on the current site. I would hate to see it leave its current site,� she said. “I understand it is not feasible to upgrade the

current pool but I would like it to maintain our beautiful setting.� South Gippsland Shire Council manager of community strengthening Ned Dennis, said despite Cr Hutchinson-Brooks’ comments, the council has committed money to future Mirboo North pool works. “There is an allocation in the council budget for about three years out or four years out for approximately $2 million to go towards pool works at Mirboo North,� he said. The council is hosting a community consultation session today from 4pm to 8pm at the Mirboo North RSL.

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Shed members converge MEN from all over Bass Coast and South Gippsland gathered in Leongatha on Wednesday. The group was drawn together for the Men’s Shed Cluster Meeting.

Guest speakers: Alan Hoy from the Leongatha Men’s Shed chats with guest speakers Lachlan O’Brien and Bianca Adeti from Relationships Australia after the cluster meeting.

tion Government last week. The projects are some of the 120 across the state that will share in $381,000 of Coalition Government funding aimed at supporting the work of volunteers in parks and reserves across the state. Mr Ryan said the grants program primarily focused on areas of park management including environmen-

tal protection, developing recreation facilities, heritage, community awareness and disability and multicultural access. Successful local grant recipients include: • Friends of the Prom $12,252 • South Gippsland Conservation Society - $1,500 • Friends of Cape Liptrap Coastal Park - $1,000

Loose load blocks highway ONE lane of the Strzelecki Highway was blocked on Wednesday after four bales of hay came loose from a truck’s load. The large round bales came to rest on the narrow bridge over Coalition Creek just out of Leongatha. Senior Constable Don Haw of the Leongatha Police was called to the incident at around 1.40pm and the truck driver had left the scene. It is speculated the driver didn’t realise they had lost some of their load. South Gippsland Shire Council

crews quickly cleared the mess and the highway was opened to two lanes again. Police are urging people to secure their loads following another incident on the Strzelecki Highway earlier on Wednesday where a truck lost some sand just south of Mirboo North. The penalty for having an insecure load can range from $211 for a minor breach through to $560 for a substantial risk breach. SC Haw is calling for witnesses that could describe the truck to contact Leongatha Police on 56622285.

• Friends of Venus Bay $2,500 • Balook and District Ratepayers Association $1,500 “These Healthy Parks Healthy People community grants help groups to monitor vegetation, implement visitor facilities and complete landscaping and revegetation works,” Mr Ryan said. “In return, the wider public can enjoy wonderfully maintained National Park facilities that are such a focal point of the Victorian culture. “This funding is well deserved and I commend the groups for applying for this grant for the benefit of our national parks.” Mr Ryan said the Healthy Parks Healthy People community grants program was an example of the Government’s commitment to fostering environmental partnerships. For further information visit or call 13 19 63.

Tell us when you burn: CFA CFA volunteers are constantly being called to burn offs that have been called in concerned neighbours. This is all because those who have lit the fires have not informed the authorities. To ensure that the fire services are aware of your planned burn, please give the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) prior notification. You can do this is four ways: • Phone 1800 668 511 and provide the required information; • Complete the Burnoff Notification Form (DOC 299k) and email the form to au; • Send the form to ESTA by fax: 1300 674 428; or

“It is such privilege to be a part of people’s lives during this time, and as one of the palliative care team members, I can offer support that really does make a difference.”

Interested in giving back to your community? Working in palliative care is not something that most people think about when they are considering volunteering opportunities.

local health service and be part of a region-wide network of palliative care volunteers.

For many people, palliative care is something that conjures up thoughts of hospital wards, sadness, grief, dying and death. For the people who work or volunteer in palliative care, it is about making a difference in other people’s lives and providing support for the family before and after their loved-one has died.

Working in palliative care can be one of the most rewarding volunteer choices anyone can make. You have the opportunity to meet new people and provide companionship and practical support to someone in your community who is at one of the most critical phases of their life. You have the satisfaction of knowing that your support often makes it possible for a person to receive care and die in their place of choice. If you’ve ever considered volunteering and are interested in finding out more about palliative care and how you can make a difference to someone’s life, contact the Palliative Care Volunteer Coordinator at your local health service.

This advertorial has been paid for by the Gippsland Region Palliative Care Consortium (GRPCC). For more information about the GRPCC and palliative care services across Gippsland go to or phone 03 5623 0684.


Volunteers are an integral part of the palliative care team that supports a person living with a terminal condition and their families. After an initial screening interview by the Volunteer Coordinator at your local health service, you undertake an introductory training program in all aspects of palliative care before being carefully matched with a client. You will receive ongoing training and support from your

focuses with men encouraged to get regular checkups. Men’s Sheds are a great way for retired and semi retired men to get together and talk about issues while working or projects.

Nice work: Don Kennedy and Roger Watkin from Venus Bay and Graeme Tobias from Leongatha check out a bird cage the Leongatha Men’s Shed group created.

Healthy parks foster healthy people DEPUTY Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan congratulated five groups in Gippsland South on receiving a 2013 Healthy Parks Healthy People community grant from the Victorian Coali-

Men’s Shed members from Venus Bay through to Nyora and everywhere in between came to the meeting to hear about issues facing them. Men’s health was one of the main

• National Relay Service Users can ring 1300 555 727 and ask for Information to be relayed to ESTA via 1800 668 511. Notifying ESTA about planned burns prevents unnecessary fire brigade response. Callers reporting an actual fire can then verify

that the fire is a planned burn. If this can’t be verified a fire brigade will be responded. Some information that you provide however may be displayed on CFA’s website. CFA also recommends you inform your neighbours.

Guides get together GIRL Guide leaders past and present and friends of the organisation met for a luncheon at the GippsTafe Waratah Restaurant recently to celebrate and acknowledge their involvement with Guiding in the Gippsland Region.

Representatives from every town in the region lucky enough to have a Guiding unit were present with leaders from Phillip Island to Orbost. The event was an opportunity to farewell Gippsland Region Manager, Jane Cleverly, who is retiring from the position. Ms Cleverly was the first region manager for the ‘new’ Gippsland region which now encompasses the old regions of Bass Coast, Baw Baw, East Gippsland, LaTrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington. With her extensive experience as not only a leader of Girl Guides but also as a Brownie and Girl Guide herself in her younger years Ms Cleverly brought a wealth of knowledge to the role and was a great support for all members of Gippsland Girl Guides. Sue Viney of Phillip Island has stepped into the role as the new Girl Guides Gippsland Region Manager. A highlight of the recent luncheon was the presentation of nine special Good Service Awards and 24 Long Service Awards. 475 years was the total of the Guiding experience of those presented with long service awards on the day. With many more to be acknowledged in the next couple of years it shows that there is a huge wealth of experience and service in the region. Girl Guides State Commissioner, Robinette Emonson, was guest speaker. Ms Emonson clarified the changes to executive roles and strategic planning within Girl Guides Victoria (GGV) and encouraged leaders to become involved on a state level. iGGi, a safe and secure social media website for GGV members was also discussed, underlining the importance of the organisation moving with the times. Girls and adults alike can communicate with each other around the state via iGGi, sharing information and setting up special interest groups. Ms Emonson highlighted advocacy as an important role encouraged through Guiding, constantly striving to make our world a better place for all, educating others, speaking out and taking action to improve their own lives and the lives of others. Vacancies exist throughout Gippsland for girls aged 5 to 17 years and women interested in volunteering as leaders. For more information about joining Girl Guides please register your interest by phoning (03) 8606 3500 or via the website

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Campaigning against CSG LEONGATHA businesses have been supportive in hosting a petition against Coal Seam Gas extraction.

ing the petitions to businesses on Tuesday. “We are calling for state government to come the and put a stop to Coal Seam Gas developments in Victoria,” Ms Hall said. The petition states the State Government should

immediately ban fracking permanently across Victoria and ban other approvals for coal mining or CSG exploration licences across the state. “The magic number of signatures is 10,000,” Ms Margret said. “We are hoping to get

about 3000 here in Leongatha.” Deputy Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan said Victoria does not have a coal seam gas extraction industry. “The government is approaching the issue of coal

seam gas very carefully and is not going to rush into anything,” he said. “We will continue to closely monitor developments in New South Wales and Queensland. “Victoria’s hold on approvals, to undertake hy-

draulic fracturing as part of onshore gas exploration remains in place.” If you would like to sign the petition on line log onto petitions/legislative-council-of-victoria-end-coalseam-gas-exploration-andmining-in-victoria.

UNBEATABLE DEALS CFA station verdict soon

Local campaigners Anna Hall, Gayle Margret and Marg Thomas were deliver-

By Jane Ross

VCAT is expected to hand down its Leongatha CFA site decision in six weeks.

Objector Shirleyanne Wright told The Star she felt she and her fellow objectors were treated very fairly by VCAT member Mr Graeme David at a hearing early last week and she couldn’t predict what the outcome would be. Fellow objector John Schelling said the same. “I was very impressed with Mr David and the way he treated us. We got a very fair hearing.” He wasn’t prepared to suggest a result either. Neither was South Gippsland Shire Council’s director development services Phil Stone. “It was difficult to read which way it went. I think we made a good case without being unsupportive of the CFA.” He said Ms Wright, Mr Schelling and fellow objectors Alan Steenholdt

Objectors: while fully supporting the work of the CFA, Stuart Evans, Murray Holderhead, Alan Steenholdt and Shirleyanne Wright don’t think Bair Street is the right place for a new Leongatha Fire Station. and Murray Holderhead “did a marvellous job”. “They were absolutely impressive and should be commended.” Representing the Leongatha Chamber of Commerce, Mr Steenholdt said the hearing member was very fair and reasonable, making allowances “for us novices”. Mr David also made clear to the hearing the only question at hand was: is this site suitable?

Mr Steenholdt said his statement that he was speaking on behalf of hundreds of people in Leongatha was not admissible. Mr David will visit Leongatha to view the site but won’t announce the date nor enter into discussion. Ms Wright and Mr Schelling attended both days of the hearing at VCAT headquarters in Melbourne. Mr Schelling said he thought the whole thing

could have been resolved with mediation, at far less expense to everyone. The CFA took the matter to VCAT after South Gippsland Shire Council refused a planning permit for land in Bair Street, next to the BP Service Station, saying it was unsuitable for fire station use. The CFA was represented at the hearing by five people including Mark Jones, operations manager from district nine headquarters.


Mr Jones told The Star the CFA did not want to comment at this stage, but did say volunteer officers and members of the Leongatha Fire Brigade eagerly awaited the decision. “Until the decision is made, the brigade will continue with its proud tradition of carrying on looking after community needs.” Ms Wright said she felt one CFA representative was intimidating and another dismissive of the success of Bair Street as a commercial hub, citing the empty hardware store next to the CFA land. But she made the point the decision would last for many decades and the commercial area is everchanging. One of those differences could occur if Leongatha’s heavy vehicle bypass route goes through and Bair Street reverts to a single lane in each direction. That would not be conducive to fire truck use. Ms Wright tried to table a letter at VCAT she had received from a former CFA member who was “dead set” against the Bair Street site, but it was rejected as hearsay. “But the chairman has it!” Ms Wright beamed. She had attached it to her submission. She was pleased to have been at the hearing on Tuesday because she had the opportunity to question CFA representatives about their submissions. One point she picked up on was their reference to the Bair Street land being in the Leongatha “township”, rather than the commercial zone.



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Gas sparks dental fire A FIRE at a dental clinic in Leongatha yesterday (Monday) was contained quickly. Staff extinguished the small blaze, after a gas leak caused an instrument to catch fire.

Leongatha and Koonwarra CFA brigades attended as a precaution, as did Leongatha Police. Lyon Street was closed to traffic for about 30 minutes after the incident was reported to 000, about 9.15am. Firefighters inspected

the clinic, in the second storey, and soon declared the premises safe. Leongatha CFA captain Tristan Morton-Pedersen praised dental staff. “The staff have done well and kept calm and extinguished the fire,” he said.

In control: Koonwarra CFA members George Witherow and Anthony Clemann watch after evacuating vehicles from Leongatha’s Lyon Street.

POLICE BRIEFS Outstanding arrest BASS Coast Highway Patrol arrested a 22 year old driver from Wonthaggi, after he was intercepted in White Road during a routine check on Wednesday, May 8. He was found not to have a licence and to be driving an unregistered car with the wrong number plates. Further enquiries revealed the man had four outstanding warrants for arrest. The man was taken back to the Wonthaggi Police Station, where he was bailed to appear on numerous charges. He received on the spot fines totalling $1200.

Up there: Leongatha CFA firefighter Paul Stampton inspects the dental clinic for residue gas.

AN offender broke into a property at Buffalo-Waratah Road, Buffalo, between 2am and 4am on Sunday, May 5. The offender entered the property, driving a blue Commodore sedan and forced entry into a caravan parked in the front yard of the premises. A pair of snow pants and snow boots was stolen, in addition to a car stereo and amplifier. The victim lives in the caravan at the front of his parent’s house. The victim’s mother heard the vehicle but thought it was a friend of the victim.


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Busy burglar A BUSY burglar went on a thieving rampage in the early hours of morning on Tuesday, May 7. First up, the offender burgled a business premises in Commercial Street, Korumburra at 5.45 am, forcing entry into the toilet of a service station. The burglar then tried to smash a hole in the wall with a sledge hammer, with the intention of gaining entry into the store room. The offender couldn’t gain access, so he/she then went to the other side of the building and smashed a number of windows to gain access to the building. The offender then smashed open a metal safe with the sledge hammer and stole cash. An alarm was triggered, but the offender was already on his/her way. A short time later the burglar broke into a business premises in Victoria Street, Loch (between 5.45am and 6.20am). The rampaging thief smashed a hole in the fibro clad wall of the business premises (another service station) with a sledge hammer, which was left behind at the scene. The alarm was activated at 5.45 am.

Flag of pride By Jane Ross EVERY morning 95 year old Maurie Mueller raises the Australian flag at Carinya Lodge Hostel in Korumburra.


Wed, 22 May 2013 - ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING – 2pm 10.00am - Public Presentations– Ph: 5662 9222 to book a speaking time 1.Notice of motion - differential rates 2014/ 2015 2.Request for council representation on new external committee 3.Nomination of councillor to the MAV transport and infrastructure committee 4.Organisational quarterly performance report - March 5.Councillor expenditure report - 31 March 6.Report on assembly of councillors - April 7.Councillor discretionary allocation report 8.Documents sealed and contracts awarded under CEO delegation - April 9.Early years facilities renewal program service levels 10.Volunteer policy 11.Policy reviews 12.Amendment to the hours of operation for an existing health club 2010/49/a 13.Planning permits within open potable water supply 14.C73 Bena rezoning 15.Housing and settlement strategy - draft strategy for exhibition 16.Formalise new road name for unnamed road off Union St, Bena 17.Priority Projects for advocacy, funding and focus 18.Closed session – Contractual matter TENDER SGC14/01 SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF GUARDRAILS – VARIOUS LOCATIONS Council is seeking submissions from qualified companies / applicants for the above tender.Tender submissions close 2.00 pm AEST Tuesday 4 June 2013. Copies of tender documentation available from or 5662 9254. IMPOUNDING OF LIVESTOCK ACT 1994 Impounded on 3 May from Mirboo: two black baldy bulls. If not claimed and relevant fees paid within seven days of the date of this notice, the bulls will be sold at the Koonwarra Saleyards on 22 May 2013.Enquiries: 5662 9302 COUNCIL WORKS THIS WEEK Coleman Park, Korumburra Playground replacement Dumbalk/Turtons Creek to Stony Creek area Road maintenance. Kardella area Road grading Mardan area Road grading Ocean View Pde, Sandy Point Tree removal Poowong /Bena to Kongwak area Road maintenance Walkerville to Buffalo area Road grading

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stolen from a shed in White Road, Wonthaggi between 2pm on Wednesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 8. An offender removed the locks from the victim’s shed door and stole the firearms from a metal lockerstyle safe bolted to the floor of the shed. The safe had two padlocks on it, which were both removed.

Now, he has a new one. And he’s promised to fly it with grace and pride. The flag was presented by McMillan MHR Russell Broadbent at a gathering of residents last Friday morning. In customary personable style, Mr Broadbent mixed humour with pathos. He said his “friend here (Clyde Paterson, secretary of the hostel) is a bit tight and wouldn’t buy a flag but he has to trade in the old one and give it to me because the government has tightened up on money”.

Then, Mr Broadbent said, “This time last year Bron (his wife) and I were just out of Belgium.” He said representing Australia at an Anzac Day commemoration there had been one of the most difficult times he and his wife had spent. “It was heart wrenching.” They visited three cemeteries and to see a sea of crosses and the way young Australian soldiers died was confronting. Mr Broadbent reflected that as a nation we’re still suffering from the grief those World War One and World War Two families endured. “It has gone through generations because of the numbers taken from communities and died. “How they recovered, I’ll never know.”

The offender stole cigarettes from a locked drawer but did not touch the cash till.

Fire damage OFFENDERS caused criminal damage (arson) at Wonthaggi Golf Club in McKenzie Street, Wonthaggi overnight on Monday, May 6. They set fire to the 14th hole flag and tried to burn other areas of grass around the green. Empty beer bottles were left at the scene.

Extreme speed BASS Coast Highway Patrol is asking motorists to slow down. The plea comes after a number of extreme speeding incidents. “In the past few weeks we have impounded seven motor vehicles which have all been as a result of high speeds. On top of this we have also issued numerous speed related infringement notices where the driver will be serving a period of suspension ranging from one to 12 months,” patrol Sergeant Jason Hullick said. A 39 year old man from Endeavour Hills was detected on Wednesday, May 8, travelling at 164km/h on the Bass Highway near Grantville. The male was intercepted and then refused to undergo a preliminary breath test. The police member also found the vehicle was unregistered, displaying false plates and was actually driving whilst disquali-

fied. The 39 year old will be charged on summons for multiple offences relating to the above incident. Another man from Strathfield, New South Wales, was also detected travelling at 163km/h on the Bass Highway near Bass on Tuesday, May 7. “The driver will most likely lose his licence for a period of 12 months or more. The man told police officers that he was running late for a flight to Sydney and he didn’t realise he was travelling so fast,” Sgt Hullick said. “We are not sure if he made his flight or not but he certainly would’ve left Victoria knowing he will be not allowed to drive in this state for some time to come.” Sgt Hullick said a pursuit in Leongatha recently had resulted in two drivers’ vehicles being impounded for “excessive speed and other traffic related offences”. “Both the drivers will be charged on summons and will be appearing in court on a date yet to be set,” he said. “This type of behaviour on our roads in absolutely unacceptable and we will continue to impound these vehicles and charge people with the appropriate offences. “We will make no apologies to motorists detected behaving in such an arrogant, dangerous and totally irresponsible manner. Quite frankly, I know for a fact the vast majority of the locals in our area would be appalled at this type of driving.”

Vigil for refugees

WONTHAGGI’S Jessica Harrison held a vigil in the town on Friday evening, highlighting Ranjini Day.

Part of a nationwide event, the vigil was to draw attention to the plight of refugees, particularly those being held in indefinite detention because of adverse ASIO assessments. Ms Harrison said May 10 marked a year since Ranjini and her two sons were locked in indefinite detention. She has given birth to a third son while incarcerated. “The government’s treatment of refugees is a national disgrace,” Ms Harrison said. During the vigil, she signed an open letter to McMillan MHR Russell Broadbent asking him to intervene on behalf of Ranjini and other refugees held in limbo. Ms Harrison said she had had many disagreements with Mr Broadbent over the years over climate change and brown coal but appreciates his support of refugees.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - PAGE 9

No comment, no photo By Matt Dunn IT was a case of no comment, no photo and no toilet when ALDI staged a public meet and greet at the South Gippsland Shire Council chambers last Thursday night.

While public opposition to the supermarket’s plan to demolish six houses in Leongatha to make way for a new outlet has been relatively muted, company representatives were on guard. The Star asked who of the ALDI people at the meeting could make comments to the paper. None, as it turned out. Photos? No, not allowed. In truth this is nothing new in the corporate world, where one person alone represents the views and the image of the company. And that one person, generally, is very hard to contact. The Star was asked to delete any photos of company representatives at the event. While the ALDI people were happy to speak to members of the public, the paper, it seems, was persona non grata. Members of the public who attended were allowed to take home an ALDI show bag that was packed with chocolates and other goodies. Plans were on display too. Leongatha’s Lyn and John Tapscott were miffed that the plans had not made a provision for toilets. When told that ALDI stores, generic in design, did not have toilets, he quipped:

“Why? Don’t European shoppers go to the toilet?” Of course, it was not an issue company representative could comment to the media about. However, Select Planners’ (the architectural firm working on the Leongatha building) principal planner Jarrah Lukjanov, was authorised to make comment. “Basically, ALDI has a generic store design. Every new store you go into is exactly the same. That’s the model. Within that model they don’t have a public toilet,” he said. “That’s a personal choice for ALDI. If there’s a shortage of public toilets, there should be a centre-wide solution. That would be a new public toilet block.” But in a concession to residents upset that an historical flame tree was set to be cut down when construction begins, Mr Lukjanov said three others would now be planted on the site. “These three trees will be incorporated into a really signature-type entrance. Hopefully that will appease the people who were a bit upset at the loss of the tree,” he said. Residents in the streets surrounding the development, who will undoubtedly be affected by the building works, told The Star they had still not heard from South Gippsland Shire Council, despite assurances in this paper that they would be contacted.

Not happy: Leongatha’s Lyn and John Tapscott (right) talk to Select Planners’ principal planner Jarrah Lukjanov about ALDI’s no toilet policy.

No say on location SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council had no say in ALDI’s decision to come to Leongatha over Korumburra.

The Star’s Facebook has been alight with commentary about ALDI’s arrival in Leongatha, with many begging the question: Why not Korumburra? One poster said: “This paper, whether it agrees with the ALDI decision or not, MUST pressure the

Shire to explain why the Korumburra saleyards were not chosen for building and ALDI store.” “The paper has an obligation to the rest of the South Gippsland communities to represent their point of view, as it is blatantly obvious that the Shire is ONLY concerned with what it can do for Leongatha…” But a council spokesperson said it had no say in where private enterprise did business. “ALDI would have done their

own research to assess what was a viable location for them,” the spokesperson said. “They were interested in Leongatha and approached council some time back about possible locations within the town. “Local real estate agents also assisted ALDI in identifying potential locations. “Council’s work comes in now to fast track the planning permit application.”

Chairo is coming L E O N G AT H A’ S South Coast Christian College will become a campus of Chairo Christian College from 2014. VCE students will be bussed to the college’s Drouin Campus, one of three - Drouin East (kinder to Grade 4), Drouin (Grade 5 to Year 12) and Pakenham (kinder to Year 12) - currently in the Chairo chain.

School board member Rob Shields said, far from a takeover, SCCC sees the plan as a perfect fit, especially as the school had chosen not to offer VCE this year. The ability of Chairo to offer VCE was a major plus. “Both boards have approved the merger. Our association (the Leongatha Association For ParentControlled Christian Education) needs to approve the deed of agreement, which will happen in June. “We approached Chairo about the idea of a merger.

Chairo is coming: South Coast Christian College interim principal Lisa Dumicich with junior students last week.

We were struggling to keep up the registration requirements, which is a big pressure for small schools. “Basically we went to Chairo as a board and asked them if they’d be interested in taking us over. It’s going to be good for everyone. It’s a much better option.” Chairo principal Rob Bray said his school and SCCC was “beginning the process of getting to know each other”. Mr Bray will be in town on Thursday meeting parents. The college has already hosted an open day for SCCC parents, keen to see the inner workings of the Drouin campus and its VCE program. The bus from Leongatha will seat between 18 to 20 students. While SCCC students are invited to do VCE at Drouin, Mr Bray said children from other schools who were on the bus route – from Leongatha to Drouin, and including Korumburra and Poowong – would also be welcome to attend the school. SCCC interim principal Lisa Dumicich described the merger as an “exciting development” for SCCC. “This offers us heaps more. We’re still a small school campus, but we’ll have all the facilities of a

big school backing us up. It’s the best of both worlds, and we’ll be offering more VCE options than any school in Leongatha,” she said. “We’ll become part of the bigger school.”

ALDI is coming: Melbourne manager and senior architect Frank Kruize for Select Architect with the plans for the proposed Leongatha ALDI.

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NOMINATIONS for the annual Gippsland Business Awards close

on Monday, May 27. The awards celebrate the achievements of Gippsland businesses and categories include: sustainable environmental practice, agriculture, hospitality, new business and tourism.

Inverloch Lions Butterfly Ball Over 100 old time dancers attended the 2013 Inverloch Butterfly Ball last Friday evening and enjoyed four and a half hours of dancing to the ever popular band the “Silhouettes”.

PRESCRIPTION glasses in a black case were left at an accountant’s office in Leongatha. Phone 5662 3712 with details to claim.

The Inverloch Community Hub was decorated by the Lions with 50 butterflies placed around the hall. Dancers from all over Gippsland attended, as well as those from the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The annual event is both a fundraiser and social event and this year’s ball will provide funds for the Lions Club to distribute to worthy causes. As usual the judging of the Matron and Beau of the ball took place, with trophies kindly supplied as usual by South Coast First National real estate in Inverloch.

AN IPOD was found by the foreshore at Inverloch on Sunday and has been handed to Inverloch Police Station for the owner to collect.

Catching up: as McMillan MHR Russell Broadbent walked through the foyer of Korumburra’s Carinya Lodge Hostel last Friday morning, resident Kath Vick approached him saying, “Good morning Russell, I knew your mother.” Mr Broadbent was equal to the occasion, stopping for a quick chat. “Lovely to see you,” he and Kath said in unison. Ms Vick told The Star she had known Russell’s mother many years ago. “I used to do her hair,” she said.

Wonthaggi: from left, members of the Bass Coast Regional Health auxiliary Ray Hender, Laurie Culph and president Margaret Hender were cooking up a storm at the Wonthaggi hospital fundraising fete on Thursday.

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November. The next big event will be the Police Show Band performance in Wonthaggi next month and tickets will be available at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club. The group has been actively fundraising for 102 years and new volunteers are always welcome to attend the meetings held at the hospital on the first Thursday of the month.

40th party: Renae and Warren Littlejohn of Leongatha North partied the night away with some 200 family and friends in their ’70s style themed party outfits at the Memorial Hall in Leongatha on Saturday night to celebrate Renae’s milestone 40th birthday.

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WANT to learn Auslan (Australian sign language)?

Peter Adams is running a small and friendly class at Serafinos Downstairs Cafe, Leongatha from Monday, May 27. Peter has many years of experience teaching Auslan and has a Bachelor of Education, TAA and TAE in teaching Auslan. The course will run for 10 weeks from 6-8pm and costs just $170 for adults. To book, phone 5662 3390.

Can’t wait: the 27 students at Kongwak Primary School are tending their strawberry patch with great care, waiting for the day when the fruit will grow and ripen so they can eat it. The school has a number of garden beds built with the help of staff and parents. The beds come in handy for science projects and vegetables grown are harvested and used for soup in the winter. There are no lunch orders at the small school so staff and students really enjoy the soup on cold days. Members of the Kongwak community often donate seedlings for the garden beds.

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Tourists discover Prom Country A LONG hot summer and strategic marketing helped South Gippsland Shire Council record an 11 per cent increase in visitors to visitor information centres at Korumburra and Foster. Centre staff assisted 20,508 people with visitor information and accommodation bookings from Christmas Day until the end of April. Local tourism operators are happy with the figures too, experiencing high occupancy rates over the period. “What a great season it’s been!” said Chris Freeman, owner of Eagles Outlook Bed and Breakfast near Foster. “We’ve had fabulous weather and no major floods or fires to dampen

our visitors’ expectations.” Meeniyan Motel owner Lorraine Hughes was also smiling. “This was the best summer season for nine years,” she said. “Meeniyan has a positive vibe these days with the small business precinct offering enough diversity to encourage visitors travelling through the area to stop and explore the fascinating mix of boutique shops and eateries, and stock up for their visit to the Prom at the same time.” Council’s tourism development officer Danielle Todaro reminded locals information centre officers can help with planning your own holidays or finding accommodation for your family and friends when they come for family weddings and parties. “Ask us about the interesting

things to see and do in the area too,” she said. “Sometimes the most delightful events and attractions are right under your nose.” The Korumburra centre is situated in the foyer of Coal Creek Community Park and Museum and the Foster centre is situated at the Stockyard Gallery Complex. Both are open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm. A smaller centre is also operational with reduced hours from the Leongatha Memorial Hall Complex. For further information, contact Prom Country Visitor Information Centres on 1800 630 704, or go to au which details accommodation, attractions and upcoming events.

Come visit: visitor information centre staff and volunteers with Mike Cleeland from the Bunurong Environment Centre Inverloch who led a familiarisation tour of the Inverloch Dinosaur Dig.

Owner fined for illegal renovation SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council last week successfully prosecuted Outtrim property owner Kevin Whelan for work on a house that was undertaken without the required building and planning permits.

Part of the rear of the house had been demolished and additions erected to frame, first floor additions had been constructed within the existing roof space, and several other structural changes made. Mr Whelan purchased the 55 hectares property in 2012 and shortly afterwards commenced building/development works on the house.

Council officers inspected the property late last year, when the absence of approvals was confirmed. The Magistrate ordered Mr Whelan to pay council’s court costs of $1400 and a further $500 to the court fund. “The Building Act 1993 and Planning and Environment Act 1987 requires council to administer and enforce specified parts of these acts,” said Matthew Patterson, council’s manager of regulatory services. “The law is there to be complied with for public safety and I can only stress that you check with council before undertaking any construction or demolition works that relate to both buildings and the natural

Move to ‘Burra, council urged SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will be asked to open an office in Korumburra. Korumburra businessman David Amor has initiated a petition calling for council to move some staff to a new office within the former Shire of Korumburra offices. The petition will be in shops from today (Tuesday). The new council offices could operate in conjunction with a community hub, Mr Amor said. “I’m trying to get some of the shire offices and people back into Korumburra because Korumburra has been neglected by the shire and everything from the shire has gone to Leongatha,” he said. The petition will circulate for three weeks before Mr Amor presents the results to council. As for what the community hub will comprise, Mr Amor is remaining open minded. “I would love to have the new kinder there. Kids are important and use the Korumburra library. The kids could go out of one building and straight into the library. That would be absolutely brilliant,” Mr Amor said. “We know that it is no longer big enough for a shopping centre. It could be used for lots of things if designed correctly. “Let’s get the community started right at the beginning.” Mr Amor said relocating some council staff to Korumburra would benefit the entire shire, offering greater access to services. “Korumburra is the first major town that people come into in South Gippsland,” he said.

environment.” Sean Linehan, lawyer for Mr Whelan, said Mr Whelan personally offered the council a cash settlement to put towards its recreation fund, to im-

prove local parks, or the like. “Although this is not a conventional way of settling such matters, it would have ensured that funds would have been

directed towards the local community,” Mr Linehan said. “At present, Mr Whelan is only required to pay for the council’s legal costs for prosecuting him

Not on: the house subject to illegal renovations.

and no benefit from pursuing this case flows to the local community. “In the circumstanc-

es, however Mr Whelan, is delighted to donate to the very worthy Air Ambulance.”



Fresh air good for our economy By Jane Ross THE baby formula that will be made in a revamped Bonlac milk factory at Toora will bring twice the price in China of its competitors there. And that’s because it’s grown and made in South Gippsland’s fresh air. McMillan MHR Russell Broadbent made that assertion during a visit to Korumburra last Friday morning. He said the new (Chinese owned) business at Toora will employ 100 people. And, he added, the first four people to work there are long-term unemployed. He was addressing some of the residents at Carinya Lodge Hostel, telling them, “That’s how good we are and your generation put us in this place today. “The long run is the good run for the dairy industry. The future of the dairy industry is magnificent with opportunities as good as in the ’40s and ’50s. “The opportunities are for us here to grow grass and milk and (throwing his arms asunder) we have a market we’ll

never keep up with.” Mr Broadbent said all tin for the cans of Toora baby formula is made in Japan. The tin will go to China to be printed with can labels, then shipped to Toora where the formula will be placed into three different sized cans before being returned to China. “And we’ve been part of it – we’re growing the milk.” He said when the factory gets going later this year, it will boost other services in the town. “It’s really good news for a small community.” “It’s not all doom and gloom. “This is a wealthy, wealthy, wealthy nation. We will be able to afford education and health care.” Although speaking later with the Carinya board of management, Mr Broadbent said in the next 10 years, the Federal Government will have to almost double its spending on aged care, up from today’s $6.5 billion. “I don’t know how they will find the money.”

Last week we had Corned beef. Most people discard the stock in which the beef is cooked. Noooo! It has spent hours developing the flavour of the beef and the vegetables, and now is ready to make the most beautiful minestrone. This week, a re-jig of the minestrone soup from last winter, but using the corned beef stock. Use vegetables that are in season, and flavours that go together – I would avoid fennel, capsicum, eggplant, endive - vegetables that like to stand on their own. I would include onion, potato, celery, celeriac, carrot, pumpkin, green beans, cabbage, turnip, tomato puree (Passata), zucchini, a green leafy, such as bok choy or swiss chard, and broccoli or cauliflower florets. They need to be washed and set aside in order of cooking times. This done, the rest is easy.

MINESTRONE SOUP Vegetables Choose your vegetables from the following quantities according to your preference onion potato celery carrot pumpkin green beans cabbage turnip tomato puree Passata zucchini a green leafy such as bok choy or swiss chard and broccoli or cauliflower florets Wash the vegetables in order of cooking times Longest potato pumpkin turnip carrot Medium celery broccoli cauliflower green beans cabbage Shortest bok choy swiss chard zucchini Stock from the corned beef fat set off Salt and white pepper Olive oil Pasta eg spirals Parmesan cheese freshly grated Chop the onion and cook in a large stock pot, in olive oil, with a pinch of salt, covered, over a low heat for 15 minutes. Add 3 cups of stock and about 1 cup of passata, then the longest cooking vegetables. Cover and simmer 7 minutes and add the medium cooking vegetables. Cover and cook a further 7 minutes before adding the shortest cooking vegetables along with a good handful of pasta. Taste and adjust seasonings (salt, white pepper and sugar – tomatoes need sugar). Turn off the heat and allow to sit for 10 minutes (the pasta will cook). Serve in warm bowls with grated parmesan. This improves with age, but remember one thing. Only reheat the amount you want, or the soup becomes a mush. I freeze it in lots of servings, thaw in the morning, heat for lunch and yum... A word about beans (I'm not a fan). Italian recipes usually feature beans. If you want to include beans, please soak and cook your own, and don't use tins. Soak in plenty of water overnight. Drain and cook in plenty of fresh salted water for the recommended time.

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High speed rail – way of the future WHILE the total cost (of high speed railway link) would be very large, it would be spread over many years, with total annual project capital expenditure ranging from $2 to $8 billion in

the eight years prior to SydneyCanberra opening, and then $2 to $7 billion per year until the full network is operational. This spread would ensure other important projects, like the Melbourne Metro rail tunnel and Bruce Highway upgrade, would still go ahead.


Everyone’s responsibility THE devastating impact drugs have on the lives of individuals also spreads to drug users’ families, friends and ultimately the community. Users can suffer short and long term health effects that can ultimately change the course of their lives for the worse, damaging their health and also impacting their ability to live meaningful lives. Families can be affected by drug users’ irrational behaviour, loss of income and presence, and any criminal activities users are engaged in to support their habit. Communities not only lose the prospect of a valuable member of society, but are left to deal with the emotional and financial fallout. The Star this week reports the number of drug overdoses reported in South Gippsland is increasing, with hospitals reviving more overdose patients and even airlifting some to Melbourne for treatment. According to the National Drug Strategy Household Survey in 2010, seven per cent of Australians aged over 14 years had used amphetamines at some stage in their life. The average age at which Australians first tried amphetamines was 20.9 years – the age at which so many opportunities tend to open for people. The same report found that more than 35 per cent of Australians aged over 14 had used cannabis in their lifetime and 10.3 per cent of Australians aged over 14 years had used ecstasy at some stage. Drug use in our community will only continue to rise if we allow it. People who are aware of drug use and selling have a responsibility to report this criminal behaviour to police, in a bid to quash the activity and restrict the broader impact. Imagine if any of your own family and friends became addicted to drugs simply by being tempted by a local supplier? Your life would never be the same again.

Letters guidelines ALL letters should be kept to 400 words or less. The Star reserves the right to edit all letters for length and style. Writer’s details, including full name, address and phone number (not for publication), must be included.

The project is really about a future Australia, with a substantially higher population, different economic fundamentals, and very different transport needs. The recently released study demonstrates that Australia has sufficient population for high speed rail: our population is growing faster than most developed and many developing countries. With population growth comes more domestic travel. In 2009, approximately 152 million trips were made along Australia’s East Coast. By 2065 - without high speed rail - travel on the East Coast is forecast to reach 355 million trips. Our cities, highways and airports are congested now. While we cannot know precisely what the future will look like, it is clear that the passenger transport task is going to keep growing strongly, and that without new means of fulfilling that task, our system will become gridlocked. $37.4 billion is being invested in NBN. For $23 billion, high speed rail would link Sydney and Canberra with a travel time of 64 minutes. Another $26.9 billion would extent the line to Melbourne, linking our two largest cities and four key regional centres, with a Melbourne-Sydney travel time of 2 hours and 44 minutes. This is not just a rail issue: the way we approach the high speed rail question now will have a major impact on how Australians live in the future. It is central to the future functionality of our major cities and the economic viability of many regions. Every major infrastructure network investment in our history - electricity grid, road network, interstate rail network, telecommunications system, gas network, and now NBN - has involved substantial upfront investment and long-term uncertainties. By the time a high speed rail network is operational, Australia will have a substantially larger population, transport technologies will have changed, fuel costs for different transport modes will be different, and the patterns of economic and social activity across Australia will have changed. High speed rail is already an established part of the land-

scape throughout most of the developed world. The recent study challenges us to think longer term for Australia’s future, and make the serious investment decisions that will help to shape the economy and society of tomorrow. Lindsay Tanner Australian Railway Association Chairman

manager’, the staff at Korumburra Secondary College and the parents and staff at St Laurence O’Toole Primary School. What a truly wonderful place to live this is! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has helped us. Melissa Neill Leongatha

Two broken arms!

Thank you David Brereton and Malcolm Davies for last week’s letters expressing the concern of many ratepayers regarding the South Gippsland Shire’s 7.5 per cent rate increase. Malcolm makes the point that he, and many of us have reduced income this year but our shire seems unable to show any spending restraint. Malcolm points out there

IT was a beautiful warm autumn day at the (Leongatha and District Netball) LDNA courts for the first round of the season, and I was back into my St Laurie’s netball uniform for the first time in months. I had arrived early after dropping my kids off with Tim (marking lines for the Leongatha Knights’ first game the following day), and I was revelling in those few moments of peace, with my sunnies on, waiting for the A-Grade matches to start. But, as many of you know, 20 minutes in, with an awkward fall, I was rendered pretty much useless. Expedient and compassionate nursing staff greeted us at Leongatha hospital (my first experience), followed by the expertise and professionalism of Dr Chris Perry and the kindest radiographer, ready to deal with the ‘40-something-fulltime-working-mum’ who was periodically melting down with the slowly dawning thought of the difficulties lying ahead! However what has followed (now two-plus weeks on), has been quite incredible, and for our small family, quite overwhelming. The support we have been given by way of delicious home cooked meals, scrumptious cakes, transport when Tim has been absent, hair-dos, favours and treats for the boys, messages and emails, impromptu visits to our home, more yummy foods (leaving Tim free to do other jobs) and general well-wishes and concern has been extraordinary. We have only lived in Leongatha for two and a half years, but we feel as though we have made friendships and connections with people here and with the wider community which will last and last. Thank you in particular to Angela Croatto who has been my beautiful, self-appointed, ‘temporary-disability-

Keep rates down

will be more shire staff and an 8.9 per cent employment costs increase, $723,000 for a toilet block and camp kitchen at Waratah Bay and $972,000 (and an additional $833,000) for office/computer costs while David’s comments regarding the superannuation costs bail out and the costs of shire cars bear some explaining. The cry that making cuts will reduce services doesn’t seem to concern those I’ve spoken to ( as they struggle to think of the services they get), our shire should stick to the basics of “roads, rates and rubbish,” leave the rest to other levels of government and private enterprise and keep our rates down. Steve Finlay Leongatha

Mayor’s message Cr Kieran Kennedy SEVERAL councillors and senior managers attended the Rural Summit for country councils in Lakes Entrance last week. The speakers and the subsequent discussions among our peers confirmed our council’s thinking is moving in the right direction as it plans for the future. We are listening carefully to community feedback as people react to the proposed rate rise. We want the impact to be as fair and equitable as possible, but council continually experiences severe cost pressures to deliver services to the community. Examine and discuss the drafts of the budget, Annual Business Plan and Council Plan with your friends and family and provide us with your thoughts by Wednesday, May 29 for consideration. In seeking new efficiencies for the organisation, council is investigating the use of cloud based information technology and shared resources with neighbouring councils. It is hoped that such initiatives will culminate in significant savings for us. Mirboo North is unwinding as it recovers from yet another highly successful Arty Gras and Art Show. The committee successfully harnesses the power of the many community groups in the town to create this wonderful festival. The street parade added a colourful vibrancy to the day and the high standard of the Art Show consistently draws crowds to the town to enjoy the annual offering. Now that fire bans have been lifted, property owners are taking advantage of the season to burn off rubbish. You are urged to take extreme care and if you are not familiar with fire control, ask a neighbour or a local CFA member to supervise or advise. Around 10 bonfires have burned out of control since the bans were lifted. Talk to your neighbours and let them know of your planned bur. Simple courtesies can allow your neighbour to take their washing off the line or handle animals that may be unsettled by fire. Prescribed burns by DSE are currently taking place in the area while conditions are favourable, accounting for the widespread haze that has been evident. Cr Kieran Kennedy, mayor.

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Kids praised KORUMBURRA Primary School had the honour of a special guest on Friday.

McMillan MP Russell Broadbent was on hand to help present student council representatives with their badges. Two students from every class will represent their peers on the council, while four Grade 6 students will hold the office positions. Mr Broadbent spoke to the school about the importance of making the most of every day. “You don’t know what is around the corner so you have to seize today,” he said. “Make the most out of everything you have because you have great opportunities at this school.” Mr Broadbent enjoyed the sing-alongs with the students as well as being a guest of honour.

Tomorrow’s leaders: school principal Nathan Pirouet and McMillan MP Russell Broadbent flank the Korumburra Primary School student council.

Ambo union rejects MICA claims By Matt Dunn THE ambulance union has has rejected claims by Health Minister David Davis that Wonthaggi was “one of the key beneficiaries” of a “sustained commitment” by the State Government. “We are now entering the third year of the fiveyear plan to roll out an extra 310 paramedics and 30 patient transport officers, and I’m pleased to see that we’re on schedule. With our commitment to country Victoria, all but 100 of them are in rural towns and cities,” Mr Davis said. “We committed 40 new paramedics to the

Gippsland region and to date 30 have commenced. There are a further six patient transport officers for the region. “We have opened or are in the process of building nine new or rebuilt ambulance stations in country areas over the past three years, including the rebuilt Cowes and Korumburra branches, and the new branch opened in Grantville last November.” But Ambulance Employees Australia Victorian secretary Steve McGhie said Mr Davis’ claims did not hold water. He said an assertion by Mr Davis that a Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA) unit was operating at Warragul was simply untrue.

“There’s no MICA unit at Warragul. The manager of the branch is a MICA paramedic, but there is no MICA unit there,” he said. “I don’t accept the things that Mr Davis is saying. There’s no question that they’ve put in money and there’s no question they’ve recruited paramedics, but the response times are not coming down. If anything they’re going the other way. “Even just on the weekend of May 4 and 5 there were cases of delays in Gippsland and in fact two group managers had to transport a patient in a sedan, not even a stretcher ambulance vehicle, after he had an anaphylactic attack at Neerim South. That’s how desperate

they were for resourcing in that area.” Mr McGhie said favourable cardiac arrest results being trumpeted by Mr Davis were an example of “the great work paramedics are doing” when they get to patients. “People are having better outcomes by the efforts of paramedics. But the results could be even better if they were able to get to patients in a quicker time, rather

than there being delays to cases,” he said. “What’s happened is that the State Government has employed more people to fill the gaps. And the problem is that it doesn’t deliver additional ambulance crews on the road.” Mr McGhie said that on average the service was losing about 150 to 160 members per year, while the government had funded an increase of 310 new ambos over the

next four years. “If you analyse those figures, you’ll know that there’s not going to be any growth. There’s a hell of a lot more to do in the Gippsland region,” he said. Mr McGhie said the union had not received anything on its wish list for the region through the State Government budget. He said a 3.3 per cent increase in funding for the service had not been

dedicated to anything. The union wants a number of things, including 2.5 equivalent full time (EFT) employees for Yarram and Foster. The union also wants three EFT employees for Korumburra. Across the state the union wants an additional 263 ambos, 150 patient transport officers, 42 additional vehicles, increased capital works funding and upgrades to existing branches.


Mayor’s message Cr Clare Le Serve

Feeding for efficiency and profit: a nutrition workshop KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Janet Kleinschmidt B. Sc (AGR) M.Sc, leading Global Ruminent Nutritionist, Canada Marty Philippi International Business Development Manager, JayLor Inc. Canada

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST AND RING Chapman Machinery Service, Leongatha 03 5662 3973 to win 1 of 3 chances to run a Jaylor Feed Mixer on your property for one month.

WHERE/WHEN McMillan Community College Gippsland, Horn Street, Leongatha Monday 20th May 10.30am–2.30pm

CONTACT HOWARD AUSTRALIA FOR MORE INFORMATION Phone 02 8824 1900 Fax 02 9674 6263 Email Office 167 Prospect Highway, Seven Hills NSW 2147


National Volunteer Week is celebrated from May 13 to 19 and there is no better time to pay tribute to all the wonderful volunteers we have in Bass Coast. Having been a volunteer for 30 years myself, it is a topic I am very passionate about. Volunteering is one of the best ways for people to get together and share their own interests, and keep their projects and passions going. Every volunteer is valuable whether you give your time once a week or every day. We would go without a lot of services if it weren’t for our volunteers and they really are the backbone of Bass Coast Shire. We have around 250 volunteers working for council alone, and many more in the wider community. Statistics show that communities with a high religious population have a larger percentage of volunteers, but I don’t think it should just be about your beliefs. Volunteering really does have something for everybody – as I enjoy working with food, I have always leaned towards helping out with catering, whether it be a sausage sizzle or baking a cake. Others can do the same and find opportunities that relate to their own interests. Young people should also be encouraged to volunteer. Many bigger organisations that serve the community – CFA, SES, and Rotary and Lions clubs just to name a few - rely on people power to keep them running and it’s important our younger generations step up to guarantee their survival. Volunteering also provides all people, both young and old, with key skills they can apply to other areas of their lives. If you’re not already donating your time, the best time to get started is now! There are plenty of different ways you can find out about volunteering opportunities, whether it’s walking into an op shop off the street or finding out more about organisations at your local information centre. As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, I acknowledge and thank each and every volunteer throughout Bass Coast Shire. Cr Clare Le Serve, mayor.

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Something to see: Leongatha Chamber of Commerce president Darryl McGannon, hospital CEO Gary Templeton, hospital maintenance manager Mark Withers and Leongatha Chamber of Commerce secretary/ treasurer Kathy Smith.

Hospital something to see By Matt Dunn

Adam Turner: the Leongatha star leads the way in a flash mob performance outside Leongatha’s Memorial Hall ahead of the opening of Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s 13.

They came, they saw, they danced THEY came, they saw, they danced. And just as quickly the cast of 13 was gone.

The Saturday morning flash mob performance outside Leongatha’s Memorial Hall saw a cast of young performers dancing and singing their way through the signature tunes from the musical. Stunned shoppers stood and stared. But few stayed still for very long. The infectious music quickly caught on and pretty soon even those casual onlookers were dancing. When the performance was over the teens were back on their bus and off to Inverloch, with Wonthaggi and Cowes to come. According to energetic leads Adam

Turner and Meg Jinnette the performance was a huge success. No one who saw the show was going to argue. “I was a bit nervous,” Adam admitted, “but I think it went really well.” “13’s going to be amazing. If people don’t come and see it they’re going to regret it. It’s going to be awesome,” Meg said. 13 choreographer Bron Kalos said it was “so scary to do it in a space where we weren’t sure if it was going to work”. But it did. Admirably. The high energy show presented by the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group begins on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 7.30pm at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre.

From pages past Historical snippets from The Star 30 years ago May 17, 1983 AN electrical stove and two televisions were damaged when an SEC power pole at the Meeniyan-Tarwin intersection blew up on Tuesday, May 10. Manager of the Leongatha SEC office, George Rose said the insulator on the pole was damaged which allowed a higher voltage of electricity to pass through the wires and into houses.

10 years ago May 13, 2003 A $4 MILLION expansion of Burra Foods

in Korumburra will create 80 jobs and inject $2.39 million into the community. The development will be the biggest industrial project Korumburra has seen in years. Forty jobs at the dairy factory and another 40 jobs in the community will result in a huge economic boost for South Gippsland.

5 years ago May 13, 2008 NERRENA and Leongatha South residents have mounted a campaign against Telstra, demanding better internet and telephone services. But the telecom-

munications giant has provided no response to the complaints. Residents want access to ADSL internet, good mobile coverage and a reliable landline.

1 year ago May 15, 2012 LEONGATHA’S petrol prices are the second highest on average in rural Victoria. According to the RACV website, Leongatha is sitting in a comfortable second behind first place-getter, Corryong in far northeastern Victoria. In national ranking, Leongatha came in at number 40.

THE Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and The Star were invited on a special guided tour through Leongatha Memorial Hospital recently. The building, as it currently stands, is largely incomplete – a tangle of wires, frames and open spaces. But soon enough the flesh will go on and the essential innards – staff, machines and patients – will bring her to life. For those who have dreamt big dreams about the hospital, the opening is something they can hardly wait for. Hospital CEO Gary Templeton and maintenance manager Mark Withers guided our tour. The chamber’s president Darryl McGannon attended, while secretary/ treasurer Kathy Smith was there too. Both chamber leaders were excited by what they saw and can’t wait for the official September unveiling. Kathy quipped: “I’m extremely impressed, but I’d love not to use it.” For Gary and Mark, who know every inch of the building and can paint a vivid picture of what she will be, the hospital has been about 12 years in the making.

Impressive stuff: Leongatha Chamber of Commerce president Darryl McGannon was excited by what he saw. They rejected the analogy that they were like two little kids waiting to open that big gift under the Christmas tree. “I don’t get excited,” Gary said, grinning. “It’s still five months away and there’s a lot of work to be done. If we have a successful move and people are settled without any problems, then we get to unwrap the present and be happy,” Mark opined. “We haven’t delivered yet. We’ve got to deliver. That’s the important part.” These are two men used to waiting for things to happen and neither wants to tempt fate by getting ahead of themselves. But Gary knows the importance the hospital has for the region. It was the reason he led a push for a large double story building. The hospital will

be about 7000sqm in size. Coupled with the adjoining Kooroman House Nursing Home, it will sprawl across 9000sqm, or more than two acres. “You look at the building itself and you know it’s a real hospital and it’s a serious hospital. If we get all the services right in the building itself, then we’ll have done a pretty good job,” he said. “The implementation of actually making the hospital work is another two to three years away. There’s a lot of things in mind that we want to do. “It’s a world away from where we’ve been. In fact, it’s half a century away from where we’ve been.” Gary said the upgraded hospital was sure to attract staff, though he hastened to add there was no plan to employ extra people in the

short term. Such decisions came down to budgets, and more staff could only be considered when extra funding was providing. “At the end of the day, though, I think if you come back in 10 years time we’ll be doing more than we do today,” he said. “There’s multiple ways of achieving that. In the old building it wasn’t possible, in the new building it will be. We’re only limited by funding.” Darryl said the hospital construction had kick started development in Leongatha, with other positive building projects flowing from it. “There’s no doubt that what’s been built here has just been fantastic for this region. It’s certainly a lot more than I thought would be on offer,” he said.

A sting in tail of fire services levy By Jane Ross WHILE the State Government is spruiking the fairness of the new fire services levy arrangements, local government is more cautious. While councils are being financially compensated for collecting the levy on the state’s behalf, they will have to bear the cost of those who don’t pay, as well as the cost of chasing them for the money. The new system comes in on July 1 and Deputy Premier Peter Ryan has said it is fairer and everyone will benefit.

It is based on a flat residential fee of $100 plus a cents-in-the-dollar charge on a property’s capital improved value (CIV). Farms will be levied a flat $200 plus CIV. The levy will be raised on all properties and at Bass Coast Shire Council, will be sent out with rate notices. Shire CEO Allan Bawden said after a long wait, the mayor Cr Clare Le Serve received a letter last Monday from State Treasurer Michael O’Brien saying council would receive $36,898 for the fire levy work it has done this fiscal year and $77,163 for the next. “I have no idea how he calculated those figures!” Mr Bawden declared. He said the council had been wait-

ing on the information for a long time. Under the changes, council is obliged to levy every eligible property including those that aren’t subject to rates, such as churches and schools. So the shire’s valuers have had to do a lot of work to value all those non-rateable buildings. Mr Bawden said the council rate office staff had been doing a lot of preparatory work too, adding there’d be no change out of the state’s compensation payments. Mr Ryan said the property levy replaces the old system which raised a fire services levy on insurance premiums.

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Green concert a success THE Korumburra Golf Club hosted Korumburra Secondary College musicians for a special concert, Music on the Green, recently. A joint initiative of the golf club and the college, the concert was held to help make the community more aware of Korumburra Secondary Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music program. College music coordinator Ben Stein said the concert was a great way to expose the golf club and the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musical abilities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a great performance

opportunity for the kids and a nice shoot-out before their annual tour in six weeks time,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was also a good way for us to say to the community: check out what we have got and see what we are doing.â&#x20AC;? Chairman of the golf clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s social group David Enbom said the club was trying to support local talent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a good opportunity for the kids to perform in front of an audience,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are also planning more events like this for later in the year. It is pretty exciting actually.â&#x20AC;?

Banding together: the Korumburra Secondary College senior school concert band was the first to play at the Music On The Green concert.

Region to win with local development ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S only a matter of time before the whole of South Gippsland will benefit from recent developments in Leongatha and other towns. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of development services Phil Stone told The Star. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen over the past six months some great investments through the Holden dealer, the Toora Milk Factory - which will be an export business turning over eventually $300 million a year - the investment in Murray Goulbourn and the ALDI store,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only a matter of time before a lot of this spills over to the remainder of South Gippsland in-

cluding Korumburra.â&#x20AC;? Mr Stone said the council understands the frustrations of Korumburra residents after ALDI decided to build in Leongatha. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can understand peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frustrations how they see all this investment happening in Leongatha and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re saying â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wrong with Korumburra?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But obviously I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t influence where the investment occurs. When itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed to occur, I can do as much as I can about making it happen.â&#x20AC;? Mr Stone said he and fellow officers can assist investors with where to buy and build, but the ultimate decision was not the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If developers come to us early and say they are interested in moving to



South Gippsland, we would obviously put suggestions forward to what we think would be an appropriate place for the business or industry,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a lot of great industrial land in Korumburra and not so much in Leongatha where we have some retail space available.â&#x20AC;? Mr Stone said businesses sometimes want to be in a particular town.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;In some cases we hear from a business like ALDI who say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We want to move to Leongatha. How can you help us facilitate moving to Leongatha?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In that case weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to tell them we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t support them being in Leongatha and we want them in Korumburra, that just wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not up to council to dictate where the investment occurs. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to the market.â&#x20AC;?

Parking safe Residents and employees in Leongatha can rest easy knowing that all day parking in Church Street will remain despite ALDI being built on the street. The street currently hosts 26 all day

car parks serving those working in the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CBD. Mr Stone said he hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t heard of any proposed changes to the parking limit times on the street. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t heard of any proposals to change the parking around that area, but that is not to say our engineers are going to make some adjustments,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But bear in mind the ALDI supermarket is not going to have a huge strain on parking demand because they are already supplying more car parks than they are required to. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still early in the process but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see parking as being much of a challenge. At most we might lose some car spaces on the street to make way for some access points.â&#x20AC;?

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A parade to remember IT’S a parade like no other and arguably the best part of the Mirboo North Arty Gras weekend. With just about everyone involved, the conga line of community members that snaked its way through Mirboo North’s main thoroughfare on Saturday was something to see. Mirboo North is a town that oozes

‘community’, from the smallest marcher to the biggest. They’re a colourful crew in Mirboo North too, with Marge Simpsons on mowers, a Penny Farthing cyclist, classic car enthusiasts, anti-CSG protesters, junior actors and puppeteers, drummers, brass band members, Vikings and an assortment of other oddballs, all adding to the carnival atmosphere.

Tons of drums: Mirboo North drummers marched to a different beat.

A beautiful cause: the lovely Laura Robins, Tori Williams and Ashleigh Harris didn’t have to work too hard to sell raffle tickets.

Hey kids: members of the Mirboo North Playgroup and Toy Library – Arkie, Oscar, Ellison and Alex – had a fun time and a free ride.

‘ello there: this cyclist had a touch of style.

Not scary: these Vikings were far from the marauding type. Instead of an all out attack, they were all out smiles.

Love ya, love: Toni and Michael Bailey were happy to be together.

Livewire: Mirboo North’s Cherry Pryor was proud to walk with daughter Eve Cornell, a member of the Boolarra and District Youth Theatre Company.

Marge on mower: the mums on mowers were a cut above the rest.

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National Volunteer Week


MAY 13 - 19

Salvos need volunteers Have you thought about volunteering for the Salvos? We need volunteers at our shop in Leongatha. We also need volunteers for our new Doorway's Centre helping people who find themselves in crisis. If you want to know more please contact Martyn or Camilla on

THE Salvation Army in Leongatha is changing the way it deals with its welfare. Captain Martyn Scrimshaw said the idea is to create a friendlier, more encompassing approach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to spend quality time with people and see how much more help we can give, rather than just giving them a food parcel. Rather than do a quick fix, we want people to have the resources they need to live a fulfilling life.â&#x20AC;? In line with this thinking, the welfare food bank will become known as the Leongatha Doorway Centre.

But for this to happen, volunteers are needed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need volunteers to help run the food bank, have coffee with the client if our coordinator is busy and do some assessment work and perhaps include aspects of the positive life program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are looking for people who care and want to make a difference in peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives,â&#x20AC;? Capt. Scrimshaw said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They need to be people who have a bit of compassion for those doing it tough and be comfortable with the values of the Salvation Army including hope and justice â&#x20AC;&#x201C; treating everyone the same.â&#x20AC;? Training will be

provided. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be a member of the Salvation Army, nor a churchgoer. If you are interested, ring Capt. Scrimshaw or welfare coordinator Camilla Hullick on 5662 4670.

Volunteers please: Salvation Army welfare coordinator Camilla Hullick needs volunteers to help strengthen the help she can give clients.

Volunteers make the wheels go around

5662 4670 SAL8880010

THE close knit communities and friendly inclusive lifestyle we enjoy in South

Thank you Volunteers!

Thanks to the wonderful army of over 800 Council volunteers who assist us to deliver vital services to our community through programs such as Meals on Wheels, Community Transport, Visitor Information Centres and the L2P Program. Others contribute      

Committees of Management.

Gippsland Shire are no mere accident. They are largely the product of a strong volunteer ethic that sees people of all ages contributing through group and club volunteering and in partnership with council to deliver vital services to the community. In this, National Volunteers Week, South Gippsland Shire Council says thank you to its 800 plus volunteers who deliver meals on wheels and community transport programs, mentor with the L2P Program or work in the visitor information centres. Some contribute their expertise on advisory committees and committees of management, while others help maintain bush reserves.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We simply could not supply some of these services without their assistance and we are so appreciative,â&#x20AC;? said councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volunteer coordinator Dana Hughes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is such an integral part of our social fabric that should never be taken for granted.â&#x20AC;? But more volunteers are needed to deliver meals on wheels across the shire, particularly in the Foster area. Community transport drivers are also required in all areas to drive locally, to Melbourne, and to surrounding areas such as Yarram, Wonthaggi and Latrobe for specialist appointments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you can give just an hour or two regularly or here and there, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d

be delighted to hear from you,â&#x20AC;? said Dana. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can tailor a volunteering opportunity to suit your availability and interests. If you are interested in driving clients, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to undertake a Melbourne trip if you are uncomfortable driving in the city for example... again we will tailor the opportunity to suit your needs.â&#x20AC;? Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volunteers are a formidable army that enables services to be provided to the community and Dana is well placed to see how contributing to the community enriches the lives of those who help. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So many people tell me volunteering has added a new dimension to their lives,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gives them the satisfaction of

doing something practical and the friendly personal contact with both clients and other volunteers is reward in itself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For long term residents, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a delight to find youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re often helping people that you have known for many years, and for newer residents, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wonderful way to become involved in your community and make new friendsâ&#x20AC;Ś itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nice warm feeling to know you are making a difference.â&#x20AC;? If you think you might be interested in volunteering, please call Dana on 5662 9384 or email volunteer@southgippsland. You can also study the volunteer information kit on www.southgippsland.

Your generous efforts make a very real difference and are greatly appreciated. Volunteer enquiries 5662 9384

Set to go: Trudy McColl with the South Gippsland Shire Council community bus.

Bass Coast says thanks BASS Coast Shire mayor Cr Clare Le Serve and councillors will thank volunteers by hosting an afternoon tea this Thursday. BAS6820041

CEO Allan Bawden and directors

will join in. The event is an annual one and this year, will be held at the RACV Resort Inverloch. Volunteers from myriad organisations undertaking a wide variety of community tasks have been invited.

The afternoon tea starts at 2.30 and runs until 4pm. As well as giving the council the chance of saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;thank youâ&#x20AC;?, the afternoon will provide volunteers with the opportunity to network and socialise.

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National Volunteer Week

MAY 13 - 19


Volunteer with interchange Gippsland today INTERCHANGE Central Gippsland is your local community based, not for profit organisation providing respite care and support for children and young adults with disabilities.

During National Volunteers Week Interchange Central Gippsland is seeking new Volunteers to assist with both their host and recreation programs. Hosting a child with a disability sees a local child with a disability matched with a host volunteer. Once a month the host volunteer welcomes the child into their family home and cares for them while their parents/carers take a break. Through hosting, the family of the child is provided with a regular break from fulltime caring, while the child is provided with new social experiences in a safe and supported environment. Recreation volunteering sees volunteers becoming a supportive buddy to the children or young adults during day trips and short camps.

Fun times: volunteering for Interchange Central Gippsland change be very rewarding.

They assist the participants with day to day tasks, encourage participation and just be a great friend for the duration of the trip. Recreation volunteers get to participate in a multitude of exciting activities alongside their buddy involving everything from learning to surf, to canoeing, to attending a concert all at no cost. It is a wonderful experience and is well suited to active people with an interest in the outdoors. Debbie Knight, General Manager, Interchange Central Gippsland said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here at Interchange Central Gippsland we value our volunteers greatly.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through their ongoing support and participation we are able to provide regular and ongoing respite to families while assisting children and young adults to actively participate in our local community.â&#x20AC;? The arrangements for hosting see the volunteer sharing a hobby or helping the child access recreational activities in our local area. Host matches and visits are built up slowly starting with a couple of hours that grow to a day and in some cases eventually involving an overnight stay once a month. Children registered with Interchange Central Gippsland have varying disabilities ranging from Autism Spectrum Disorders to intellectual, physical or sensory disabilities. Volunteers can be a family, couple or single with or without children and they do not need any previous experience with people with disabilities. ICG provides the necessary training and support to the volunteer. Ms Knight said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through volunteering everyone benefits, the children and young adults have new social experiences within our local community and the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family enjoys a respite break from ongoing care. It is a great way to give something positive back to our local community.â&#x20AC;? ICG is a childwise organisation and volunteering and participant matching is done on an individual basis taking into account common interests, location, cultural needs, shared beliefs and individual wishes. For more information on volunteering visit ICGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at or telephone 5127 7979 during business hours.

Helping hand: Ann Heide and Sybil Smith deliver meals on wheels to Wilma McLennan.

More than a meal MEALS on Wheels has had a place in the hearts and homes of Australians for 60 years. Helping older people and people with disabilities and their carers stay in their homes where most are happiest, is at the heart of the matter. Every day a friendly smile, a chat about the weather, a nutritious meal and knowing someone will drop by to say hello, changes the lives of many Austra-

lians. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just the clients who value this contact. Ask any of the 78,700 volunteers Australia wide and they will tell you reaching out and making a difference in somebody elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day makes their day too. Independence is something we all value and to have that taken away through not being able to go to the shops for groceries or to cook regular meals, should not be an obstacle to autonomy.

VOLUNTEER TODAY and help local children and young adults with disabilities and their families in Gippsland Call Interchange Central Gippsland today to discover the range of volunteering opportunities available. Host a child with a disability in your own home or join our recreation program as a volunteer. You can make a real difference to a child in Gippsland and their family while at the same time participating in exciting activities and new experiences at no cost. Volunteers aged between 14 - 90 years can take part! We provide a variety of innovative respite opportunities and disability support programs across the six local government areas of Gippsland.          (03) 51277979


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The spirit of Asia AS PART of Asia Week celebrations at the Wonthaggi Secondary College students and teachers enjoyed an exciting cultural performance, Spirit of Indonesia. Traditional Indonesian dance, costume and music merged together in three colourful and dramatic performances for Years 7, 8 and 9 students and their teachers. Led by performer Maria Leeds Pergialis, students had an opportunity to learn about traditional dance and music, a reminder communication through music and dance is universal in all cultures. Cultural Infusion , a Melbournebased performance company, visits many schools each year presenting a range of different cultural programs for student..

Ms Janell Willis and Ms Susan Hacker, teachers in the Language Department, orgasnised the visit to the school as part Asia Week which celebrates cultural diversity in the local region. Indonesian and Japanese language is taught in the school.

Indonesian theme: from left Wonthaggi Secondary College Indonesian teacher Susan Hacker, student Jessica Morrison-Walker, Japanese teacher Kenji Misawa, Indonesian performer Maria Leeds Pergialis and students Jesse Orchard,Jemma Rutjens and Jorden Corbett enjoyed the Spirit of Indonesia performance on Thursday.

Connecting to a new world THE relationship between Leongatha Secondary College (LSC) and Chinese sister school Changshu Haiyu Middle High School continues to blossom. “Ultimately, from LSC’s point of view and the students’ point of view, the important thing is making those global connections and making those relationships,” LSC principal Brett Windsor

said. “Our kids are fairly protected, in terms of their cultural experiences and I believe it’s important for country kids to find out what’s going on in the world. “There’s a lot we can learn from the Chinese education system, as far as academic rigour goes. And I think they have a lot to learn from us in regards to our teaching and learning regime. They’re very much stuck in the test and exam

system and teaching to the exams. Whereas, we’re about the whole learner and creating people that can think for themselves.” Mr Windsor, along with LSC teachers Barbara Varrasso and Kate Lafferty, have just returned from a trip to the school, paving the way for future exchanges of students and teachers. If all goes well, LSC students could venture to Changshu as early as next year. Mr Windsor said an online collaborative project

between LSC and CHMHS students was beginning, with Aussie kids being paired up with Chinese buddies. Leongatha Primary School students have already been to Changshu, spending time last month at the Changshu Experimental Primary School. The trip has been celebrated as a huge success, and CEPS has already extended the invitation for an annual contingent of LPS visitors. Mr Windsor said from an Australian perspective,

instilling a strong work ethic – something the Chinese have in spades – was hugely important. CHMHS students attended school from 7am to 5pm and exams guarantee future success, with the highest achievers granted entry to the best senior high schools. “It would be great to build up this relationship.

This is not a language based program. We don’t teach Mandarin and not likely to in the near future,” he said. “But it doesn’t really have to be a language-based relationship and a lot of the Changshu students speak good English. They’re particularly good with written language too. They just need practice with the

Schools embrace new languages EDUCATION Week will be celebrated from 19-25 May 2013 when kindergarten programs and schools throughout the State will open their doors to parents and their broader communities through information nights, open days, student displays, school tours, performances and other special events showcasing their programs and achievements.

A cultural experience: Leongatha Secondary College principal Brett Windsor (far left) and LSC teachers Barbara Varrasso (second from right) and Kate Lafferty (seated), were part of a contingent of Gippsland educators who recently went to China. They are pictured here in Shanghai.

verbal language.” Mr Windsor, Mrs Lafferty and Mrs Varrasso taught a class at the school during their visit. “The kids were really responsive; they asked lots of questions to practice their English. They were intrigued by the fact that our kids only attend school from 9am to 3.30pm,” he said.

In 2013, Education Week will highlight the importance and lifelong benefits of children learning a language as part of their education journey. Victoria is a dynamic, multicultural community where more than 200

languages are spoken and more than 40 per cent of the population has at least one parent who was born overseas. As travel, technology and a global economy bring distant nations closer together, the benefits for children engaged in learning a language are enormous. Improved literacy, brain development and social competence, as well as, academic achievement and greater career prospects are just some of the immense advantages. Many of the schools and kindergartens marking Education Week are incorporating a language theme into their celebrations through class activities, open days and other special events.

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. Our inquiry-based development curriculum fully engages students and allows them to achieve their full potential.


JUNE 5, 11.30am school tour | 7pm Info session

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 • A school where engagement and connectedness are of paramount importance • A wealth of support and extension activities • 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


“Learning for life”


For more information contact Rob Higgins, Grant Kuhne or Leonnie McCluskey, Leongatha Primary School Nerrena Road, Leongatha | Phone 5667 4600 | E:

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19-25 May 2013

Hands on principal honoured

Mr Delaney was honoured with the award for his “outstanding contribution to Catholic Education”. The Star is a regular visitor to the school, but Mr Delaney kept mum about the honour. It took someone else from the College to spill the beans. The awards are nominated anonymously, but colleagues at the college were overjoyed at their humble principal’s accolade. The nominator praised Mr Delaney for working “tirelessly and with enormous dedication during his time as principal of Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College, to create a community environment which is completely inclusive, where every person is made to feel a

valued and contributing member regardless of their position”. “Michael himself is an avid student of education, keeping well informed of current trends and latest developments across the sphere of education, and he is continually developing his personal philosophies of learning and pedagogy, sharing his vision for Catholic Education with a definite enthusiasm,” the nominator said. “His passion and genuine interest have situated him on numerous councils and committees at local, diocesan, and even state levels. “Throughout his 17 years of leadership at Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College, Michael has been responsible for encouraging the enormous growth and popularity of the College, earning great respect for himself and for the College within the region of South Gippsland.” Mr Delaney’s passion for the Josephite principle - “Never see a need without doing

something about it” was also praised. “As leader, Michael has always been ready and willing to roll his sleeves up and take an active participatory role in any activity involving the school, whether that requires him to barrow a load of mulch, configure a sound system, or shift furnishings,” the nominator said. “A great problemsolver, Michael relishes any opportunity to engage any educational conundrum that he may be called upon to impart his wisdom. “Michael has a genuine love and respect for all, and this is particularly evident in the seemingly boundless compassion he exercises in his dealings with people. He has an extraordinary capacity to shoulder other’s burdens at those critical moments when an empathetic ear is needed, this he does very discretely, in fact a great deal of his witnessing is done through the personal pastoral care he offers to those most vulnerable in his community.”

A humble servant: Mary MacKillop principal Michael Delaney was honoured with a Spirit of Catholic Education Award by the Diocese of Sale. He is pictured here at the recent awards ceremony with proud family members - daughter Taylor, mother Betty and sister Karen.

Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College South Gippsland Principal: Mr Michael Delaney Enrolments for Year 7 2014 are currently open and close on Friday 31 May 2013

Contact Principal’s Secretary Mrs Jenny Damon for more information on 5662 4255 or see our website MAR7060072

MARY MacKillop Catholic Regional College principal Michael Delaney has been awarded a Spirit of Catholic Education Award by the Diocese of Sale.

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19-25 May 2013

World of opportunity: the 2012 world challenge participants explored the Costa Rican jungle on their adventure of a lifetime.

Engaging every age: 2013 Prep students were delighted to begin their first day of school with a range of fun activities.

College on show for open day

NEWHAVEN College is holding its open day this Saturday, May 18 between 10am and 2pm. Principal Gea Lovell said the best way of appreciating everything the school has to offer, is by visiting its campuses. Newhaven College boasts two picturesque campuses with excellent facilities. The Boys Home Road Campus at Newhaven will cater for students in Years 10 to 12 in 2014, and the 82 acre Phillip Island Tourist Road Campus at Sunset Strip will comprise the existing junior school for Years Prep to 4, the new middle school for Years 5 to 9, and the separate award-winning Year 9 environmental centre that enjoys spectacular views of Westernport Bay.

In coming years, it is planned that Year 10 to 12 students will also relocate to new and spacious facilities at the Phillip Island Road Campus. Ms Lovell said the quality of teaching and learning at Newhaven College is reflected in students’ achievements – and not just in an academic sense. “We are very proud of our high standards and excellent academic record, which consistently produces strong VCE results and are just as delighted in the achievements of students who make every effort to achieve at a measure beyond their own expectations. “Our teaching staff at Newhaven College is second to none. 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.” Ms Lovell said Newhaven College students build self-confidence and team spirit through an extensive range of co-curricular activities including a highly regarded music and drama program, unique surfing academy, equestrian team, house and interschool sport and cultural events, the Duke of Edinburgh program, public speaking and debating opportunities, youth affairs representation, Japanese studies and international travel experiences. “Our emphasis on personal development 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.” This year, there are three international travel opportunities to give students a memorable life experience to complement their studies. A European art history tour encompasses a three week program visiting the great monuments, art, architecture and culture of Italy, France and Belgium. Madagascar is the destination for this year’s world challenge tour. Students have been fund-raising and preparing for the past year to meet the challenge of literally being masters of their own destiny for an entire month. With only their flights and first night of accommodation pre-booked, their tasks will include allocating their team budget and booking hostels along their trek routes.

Ms Lovell said Newhaven College treasures a long established relationship with the Ibaraki Christian School in Japan and each year a contingent of students visits Japan to board with a host family, attend the Ibaraki School and experience everyday Japanese life and culture. The middle school buildings that will house Years 5 to 8 next year are quickly taking shape. Having successfully introduced the middle school structure in her two previous positions in Melbourne at The Knox School and Wesley College, Ms Lovell is well qualified to lead the change at Newhaven. She is a firm believer in the middle school philosophy, the most important function of which is to address the specific developmental needs of students.

“The ten to 15 year olds that typically comprise our Year 5 to 9 students form a distinct developmental group,” she said. “They are going through the adolescent phase. As we all know, it is a period of rapid, uneven and complex development, physically, cognitively, socially and emotionally. “This group of students’ needs are complex and it has been shown through much research that traditional primary and secondary structures are inappropriate for today’s students. I am so pleased that for sound educational and pastoral reasons, Newhaven College is moving to a three school substructure.” For more information contact registrar Mary Brown on 5956 7505 or visit

Newhaven College Open Day SATURDAY, MAY 18, 10am-2pm

Junior School

Middle School

Senior School

Prep toYear 4

Years 5 to 9

Years 10 to 12

Senior School - Boys Home Rd, Newhaven Junior & Middle Schools - 1770 Phillip Island Tourist Rd, Sunset Strip NEW8460061

5956 7505

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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


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


Excellent academic results


High quality staff with up to date knowledge and training


Access to enhancement and extension programs and also support programs


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


One – one digital devices to support 21st century learning


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


Safe and well-facilitated school environments


High levels of student welfare support


Specialist support delivered through district education network


Enhanced opportunities for student leadership and involvement in decision making


Outstanding vocational education programs


Outstanding assistance to students in accessing post-school opportunities


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: Lynne Hardy.

LEONGATHA SECONDARY COLLEGE Nerrena Road, LEONGATHA, 3953. Principal: Brett Windsor.

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

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

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

5655 1566

5662 4333

5668 1203

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Leongatha Secondary College

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Meeniyan Preschool - where imaginations flourish

Feathers and fun: Riley and Holly think the preschool’s chickens are perfect to play with. The chickens help the children to learn about caring for animals and responsibility.


Chicken cuddles: Olivia and Holly give the preschool’s resident chicks a cuddle. The preschool has been focussing on the natural world this year, and the chickens are a great addition to the playground.


Cool kids: students Lily and Emily show off their box people they made at Meeniyan Preschool. The preschool has small numbers this year, so staff can spend more one on one time with the students.

Good kids, good kinder


IF YOU want a good kindergarten with caring staff and great facilities don’t look past the Leongatha Children’s Centre.

VISITS AND INSPECTIONS WELCOME DURING OPERATING HOURS. Please contact Janine Harrison-Hewitt on 5664 7316 Between 7.30am and 2.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.

95 Whitelaw Street MEENIYAN - Phone 5664 7316 TAR3190011


Great place: Leongatha Children’s Centre Kindergarten students Naomi, Jay and Gemma enjoying themselves on the play equipment.


The kindergarten in the centre run a 9am to 2pm program, five days a week and also provide before and after kinder care. Coordinator Kirstin Herrald and her team of staff follow the early years learning program. “We do a lot of indoor and outdoor activities,” Ms Herrald said. “This makes sure all the needs of the children are catered for,” she said. The curriculum is flexible and accommodating and three staff run the class of 24 at any one time. The kindergarten is taking enrolments now for 2014 so get in early to secure your spot at this wonderful facility.

We welcome families interested in enrolling in our funded four year old kindergarten, three year old preschool and child care enrolments for the year 2014.

Leongatha Children’s Centre Inc. offers: ! Child focussed individual programs. ! Broad curriculum including early childhood language and literacy, maths, concepts, science

exploration, the environment and social skill building ! Strong networking with specialist children's services including Maternal and Child Health

Centre which is located on site Flexible fee options including term fees or Child Care Benefit. Large natural outdoor learning spaces. Experienced qualified staff with low child staff ratios. Incorporating the wider community to enhance our educational programs. Parent run committee with opportunities to participate in programs and management although not a requirement. ! Non-profit incorporation which ensures low fees.

For enquiries please contact the centre 5662 3533. Email or visit at 7 Symmons Street, LEONGATHA.


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Sandy fun: Georgie, Charlie and Guss having fun in the sandpit at the Leongatha Children’s Centre Kindergarten.

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At South Coast Christian College we aim to provide Christ centred quality education in a family atmosphere and to equip students for ongoing learning, Christian living and service.

At South Coast Christian College we aim to: Ensure a quality education that provides students with the opportunity to achieve their potential and become valuable contributors to society. Develop a servant heart in our students, through the development of a cross-curricular mission focus and regular involvement of students in wider community service programs. Instil a strong sense of stewardship and awareness in students of God's creation through the development of environmental, horticultural and agricultural programs. Ensure that curriculum documentation, infrastructure and resources support quality Christian education.

Phonics for Parents Afternoon Want to know more about the sounds letters make? Want to assist your child more with their reading and spelling? Then come along to our afternoon called “Phonics for Parents” to learn about our Phonics Program. When: Time: Who: RVSP:

Thursday, May 23 3:40pm - approx 5:00pm Anyone interested in knowing more about phonics and learning the basics Wednesday May 22 on 5662 4355

Supervision of children available. Primary teachers not involved in running the sessions will supervise children in one of the classrooms. The children will receive afternoon tea and be able to participate in various activities. Please let the office know if you need any children supervised when you RSVP.

Prep Open Day Tuesday May 21 TWO SESSIONS 9.30am to 11am and 11.30am to 1pm followed by Prep Info Evening at 7.30pm Discussing many issues including Is my child ready for school? Literacy & Numeracy Intensive Phonics based Spelling Program Transition Program

101 Horn Street Leongatha

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Fun and focus at Tarwin Valley

United by vision: Chairo Christian College principal Rob Bray with students from the senior campus in Drouin.

Singing songs: Tarwin Valley Primary School has been working to expose the community to the school’s activities recently, and is currently focussing on performing arts. Students from Grades 2 and 3 went to the preschool last week to perform. The school also hopes to start working with aged care homes in the future.

Reason to rejoice: SCCC student Jarryd Bongers sets sail over the high jump at a recent school athletics carnival.

Reason to rejoice

For those at SCCC it’s a very positive story union and one that will ensure the success of the Leongatha campus into the future. Next year VCE students will be bussed to the Drouin campus. In many ways not much will change at SCCC, since the school shares the same strong belief in Christian values and educational excellence. “Chairo means ‘to rejoice’ and we have many reasons to. We are

a Christian community united by vision,” Chairo principal Rob Bray said. “As a school we are blessed with an experienced and enthusiastic teaching staff who want the best for their students and are dedicated to delivering the finest educational program possible.” Mr Bray said students find their VCE years at our Drouin Senior School Campus (Years 9-12) to be “productive and enjoyable”. “They develop lasting friendships with other students and staff members through shared endeavours, sports, camps

TarwinValley Primary School offers a rich and broad curriculum for primary age students in Meeniyan, Dumbalk, Stony Creek and the surrounding district. Our curriculum, teaching and culture supports and emphasises excellence for all in the core subjects whilst providing a balanced range of sporting, community, artistic and cultural opportunities. The school culture is built around our core values of Responsibility, Respect, Doing Our best, Care and Compassion and Tolerance, Understanding and Inclusion.

OUR PROGRAMS INCLUDE: Explicit instruction in Literacy and Numeracy, Performing Arts, Specialist Library, PMP, Junior School Council, Kitchen Garden, Sports Clinics, Cultural Visits, Concerts, Restorative Practices, Solar Boats Challenge, Science Olympics, ICT Thinking Orientated Curriculum, and many sporting opportunities. SCHOOL TOURS WELCOME.


Linking Dumbalk & Meeniyan with Education & Tradition

Individual Excellence and Opportunity


and other extra-curricular activities,” he said. Mr Bray said the school was able to provide a wide range of VCE and Vocational Education options. “In 2013 we were able to run 42 different VCE subjects over the Year 11 and 12 levels (20 VCE subjects at Year 11 and 22 VCE subjects at Year 12). “The role of senior students within our school community is strategic, and their leadership and loyalty is highly valued,” Mr Bray said. “We encourage students to determine that their final stage of secondary education at Chairo will be one that they look back on with fondness and satisfaction at having ‘finished well’,” he said.

Classroom antics: from front, Shanae, Jack, Meesha and teacher Kady Hemming get busy with maths.

Arts and crafts: Fleur and Holly with their teacher, Rachel Warren enjoy getting creative in class last week. Art is an important part of the curriculum at Meeniyan’s Tarwin Valley Primary School.

Love their mums Shopping for Mum: Jess Koolen, Lily Koscal, Mollie Kelly and Eric Zubcic shopped for their mum at Korumburra Primary School on Wednesday at their Mother’s Day stall. The school’s Parents and Friends group run the stall annually.


“From the Beach to the Valley of Peace” The best of both worlds!

Providing a positive learning culture and a strong foundation to formal education.

Contact INVERLOCH PRIMARY SCHOOL Principal: Wendy Caple | Assistant Principal: Andrea Penrose

Bayview Avenue INVERLOCH |PHONE 5674 1253


SOON South Coast Christian College will become part of the Chairo Christian College community.

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Students getting involved STUDENTS are always the main focus at Korumburra Secondary College. Principal Terry Harrington selected two senior students Holly Hurst and Abbe Moriarty as an example of this. “Our students have many opportunities to take leadership roles and contribute to plans for the school community, and their own learning,” he said.

“Holly helps to lead the Student Representative Council which consists of student leaders from all classes. “As one of the school captains, Abbe regularly represents the students on a wide range of matters, including a significant role at School Council. “Other student leaders from Year 10 take part in a program that assists Year 7 students.” Mr Harrington said these are just some of the

roles the students play at the college. “There are also opportunities and challenges for students to learn about leadership,” he said. “These take place at the school or in the community, and at a range of locations throughout the state and some students take up positions overseas for short periods of time as exchange students. “Our school motto is to ‘Aim High’, and that is

what we encourage all our students to do – whether it is with academic or handson learning, careers, or sport. “Our VCE program has been successful over many years, and we have a very strong Applied Learning stream at the college, which enables students to source a workplace career. “Our experienced staff provides outstanding support to enable students to achieve their goals.”

Leaders: from left, Newhaven College’s 2013 Year 9 leaders. Back head of middle school Jane McGillivray, SRC representative Jackie Reed, school captains Lachie Nunn, Caitlin McAskill, Alex Swan and Jaz Hendry, Lily Christopher (SRC) and head of Year 9 Ric Pearce. Front Duncan Hunt and John Budileanu (SRC) Zilda the Year 9 dog, Claire Anstey and Tarni MacDonald (SRC). Absent Emily Adams SRC.

Newhaven’s Year 9 leaders NEWHAVEN College Year 9 leaders were announced recently.

Students first: Terry Harrington, Korumburra Secondary College principal (right) discusses with two student leaders, Holly Hurst and Abbe Moriarty, improvement ideas for students.

Head of Year 9 Ric Pearce presented school captain badges to Lachlan Nunn, Alex Swan, Jaz Hendry and Caitlin McAskill. These students will represent their year at formal functions, prepare and lead assemblies and perform other leadership duties. Student Representative Council members are Jackie Reed, Lily Christo-

pher, Tarni MacDonald, Claire Anstey, Duncan Hunt, John Budileanu and Emily Adams. Leaders took their pledge in front of 110 of their Year 9 colleagues, committing to act in the spirit of the school motto: In Quietness and Confidence Shall be Your Strength. Alex Swan, who comes from Leongatha, said he thought having a separate Year 9 campus gave him opportunities such as leadership and learning about helping others.

Student leaders learn to lead THE second South Gippsland Primary Schools Student Leaders Conference was held recently in Korumburra, attended by around 100 senior primary school students.

Assistant principal at Wonthaggi Primary School, Vin Hally, said after the success of last year’s inaugural conference, it was decided to run another. “Student leaders from schools in rural areas often have to go Melbourne for events like this, so we decided it would be good to hold something locally,” he said. Andrew Strong from GRIP Leadership was involved in the conference this year and said it provided a hands-on and interactive learning experience that prepares students for their responsibilities as leaders in schools. “The students spent a full day participating in workshops, covering various leadership topics,” he said. Bree Rutherford, assistant principal at Bass Valley Primary School, said GRIP created a fantastic, informative and fun way for the students to further develop their leadership skills. “The opportunity for South Gippsland junior school leaders to come together and further their leadership skills is invaluable,” she said. Ms Rutherford said through various South Gippsland assistant principal

meetings, the need for further leadership opportunities for students was identified. “The assistant principal network along with Bass Coast Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) and School Focused Youth Service (SFYS) created the leadership conference,” she said. “This event enables our rural students an important opportunity to network, learn and develop skills to further their leadership.” Rod McKenzie, assistant principal at Cowes Primary School, said due to the locality of rural schools, it is often difficult to attend events of this nature. “For students from South Gippsland, it is difficult to travel to Melbourne where these programs have traditionally been offered,” he said. “Having an opportunity like this locally allows our smaller schools to participate. “The activities that students have engaged in at the conference will assist in the development as leaders which will have a positive effect on their peers and community.” “To support a conference in this region is a fantastic opportunity for all involved to develop leadership skills in young people,” Karena Kerr from Bass Coast LLEN said. The primary school conference was so successful in 2012, that in 2013 a secondary student conference was also held, which around 100 students from the region attended.

Good team: students from Wonthaggi Primary School Alex, Caitlyn, Grace, Leigh, Luke, Martin, Micah and Rya attended the conference.

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A regional partnership with the TAC and the Victorian Government.

Walking to safer roads PEDESTRIAN safety is the focus of this week’s United Nations Global Road Safety Week supported by Victorian road safety partners the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Victoria Police, VicRoads and the Department of Justice.

Green team: from left the Green road safety team with TAC Senior Road Safety manager Samantha Cockfield, Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner for Road Policing Robert Hill and Monash University Senior Research Fellow Michael Fitzharris.

The launch of the global week of action has prompted a TAC warning to all Victorian pedestrians to take care when crossing the road. TAC Chief Executive Officer Janet Dore said 35 pedestrians lost their lives on Victorian roads last year, accounting for 12.5 per cent of the total road toll. “Pedestrians should use controlled crossings wherever possible, make eye contact with drivers and remain alert to all visual and auditory cues,” Ms Dore said. The TAC paid over $133 million in support services and benefits to injured pedestrians in 2011/12 and also to support the families of those who died on our roads. “It’s sad to think that that dollar figure represents hours of medical treatment, rehabilitation, doctors’ visits and in some cases, funeral costs and grief counseling,” Ms Dore said.

In an effort to reduce fatalities among pedestrians, the TAC kicked off the week with an activity to reward pedestrians that do the right thing and cross the road with the green man. Ms Dore said the aim of the activity was to educate Victorian pedestrians about crossing the road safely. “While it might seem like a simple task, failing to do the right thing when crossing the road could result in tragic outcomes for pedestrians and other road users.” “Items such as iPods and using mobile phones can block out important auditory cues of drivers and pedestrians and are not ideal when trying to negotiate a busy traffic system. “Motorists also have a role to play, and are urged to slow down in environments where pedestrians are most at risk.” Police are also supporting the week of action by running Operation Halo cross the Melbourne, Yarra, Boroondara, Stonnington and Port Philip Police Service Areas. Operation Halo targets the factors behind road trauma involving vulnerable road users including pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Find out more about the UN Global Road Safety Week by visiting www.who. int/roadsafety/week/2013/en/index.html.

Roads and infrastructure funding welcomed VACC, the peak automotive industry body in Victoria, has welcomed the Victorian Government’s investment in roads, rail and infrastructure projects, including the East West Link road.

In handing down his first State Budget, Treasurer, Michael O’Brien, delivered a sensible Budget which will improve the transportation of people, goods and services. VACC also welcomed the Treasurer’s decision not to increase small business taxes and charges,

however, VACC was disappointed there was no announcement for assistance to extend the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and that the inner city parking levy was increased. VACC represents 5,300 small business members in the retail, service and repair sector of the automotive industry. PreBudget, VACC called on the Victorian Government to announce in today’s Budget funding for road maintenance, assistance for infrastructure planning, support for small business owners and an extension to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre (MEC). “On the whole, VACC welcomes

Treasurer O’Brien’s first State Budget. The surplus is maintained, no new business taxes were introduced and funds were made available for significant road and infrastructure projects,” VACC Executive Director, David Purchase, said. “The budget allocation to start road and rail projects is most welcome, including the much needed East West Link road. It is important these projects start immediately and the $170 million for regional road restoration and maintenance is also spent wisely. “After last year’s TAFE changes, we were pleased to note a $200 million

TAFE Structural Adjustment Fund, which the Treasurer described as promoting ‘innovation, collaboration, structural reform and business transformation.’” “However, we are disappointed that payroll taxes, land taxes, stamp duty and worker’s compensation premiums were not reduced. “The Government got it wrong with inner city car parking and the car parking levy in Melbourne. CBD parking fees are already excessive and should not be increased and the Levy should be replaced with a plan to manage traffic congestion, including incentives for increased motorcycle and scooter use.

“Overall, it was a budget that did not over reach or over commit, managed State debt and balanced transport infrastructure needs for the future. Small business will benefit by the spending of an additional $16 million to support collaboration between the Victorian Public sector and small business. Small business will continue to push for relief from Government taxes, charges and red tape and VACC will request serious consideration be given to increase the payroll tax threshold and reduce Government reliance on small business for tax revenues,” Mr Purchase said.

Choose a car that could save your life.

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Never get lost in a Dualis

IF you are one of the people who suffer from ‘geographical dyslexia’ the new Nissan Dualis could be the car for you.

Kuga is here: Westaway Ford salesman Gary Deering is thrilled the new Kuga has arrived and is ready to demonstrate the Kugas ‘state of the art’ features.

Sporty Kuga comes to town

Kuga a new, more modern Ford is finally on sale at Westaway Ford in Leongatha..

Ford uses its standard model designations of Ambiente, Trend and Titanium for the generation-two Kuga. Ambiente is offered in low cost format with 2WD at a recommended price of just $27,990, Whilst the AWD comes in at $31,490. The medium SUV market has now become part of the automotive fashion scene, the new Kuga’s body is excellent and it’s looks are right up at the head of the medium SUV pack. Kuga’s interior styling is bold, with large sporty looking dials and a centre stack that protrudes towards the occupants for ease of use. A clever feature in the big array of safety features is Driver Alert. This looks not only for driver inattention, but also for signs of fatigue during long trips that are such a feature of Australian country driving. Should you be unfortunate enough to be in a crash the topline models will ring 000 and get help by informing emergency telephone operators of your position using GPS signals. Talking of crashes, the new Kuga,

with seven airbags amongst a host of other damage minimisation features, it goes without saying it scored a maximum five stars in Australasian NCAP barrier testing. Power for the Kuga comes from either a turbo-petrol or turbo-diesel engine. Both are at the head of their respective fields in performance and economy. The 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol unit provides up to 110 kilowatts of power and 240 Nm of torque, when fitted in the lower cost 2WD version of the Kuga. Power is increased to 134 kW, but peak torque remains the same, in 4WD variants. The 2.0-litre turbodiesel’s power output is 120 kW, with 340 Nm of torque providing a towing capacity of 1500kg. The Kuga Ambiente is well equipped, with keyless start, cruise control with auto speed limiter, a leather wrapped steering wheel, steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls, Sync in-car connectivity with voice control, single CD audio system that is USB and iPod compatible, 3.5inch mono TFT screen, front and rear fog lights, Bluetooth mobile phone integration, single USB port and Auxiliary port. The voice recognition system used to control many functions

should significantly reduce the number of crashes. The Trend adds 18-inch alloy wheels, satellite navigation, 5-inch colour TFT screen, leather inserts and bolsters, heated front seats, interior ambient lighting with multi-colour choices, tables on front seatbacks and active park assist. Topline Kuga Titanium gains 19-inch alloy wheels, panoramic glass roof, bi-xenon headlights with automatic levelling and daytime running lights front and rear. The Kuga drives with smoothness and quietness even on tough Aussie roads that have seen better days. There’s strong torque through the sixspeed gearboxes (manual or automatic in the 2WD petrol Ambiente, auto only in the others). The handling always feels safe and predictable. Should you approach a bend at a silly speed Ford has installed a range of electronic stability and traction aids that will do all they can to get you out of trouble. Ford’s new Kuga is an impressive example of the latest in medium SUV thinking. Stylish, safe and sensible it should slice out a substantial share of the highly competitive medium SUV market.

The all new 2013 Dualis models all come standard with Satellite Navigation and Rear Reversing Cameras. The navigation can get you from A to B and back again in the most efficient way without your poor sense of direction taking you off course. The easy to use five inch touch screen monitor also doubles as a reverse camera when you want to nail those tricky parking jobs. This added safety feature has proved a favourite for many manufacturers. The new Dualis as a nice new set of shoes as well with 17 inch alloy wheels also come on the base model, the ST and black 18 inch alloy wheels on the top of the range brother the Ti-L. Replacing the middle of the range Ti model is the TS – Diesel. This comes with a 96kw diesel engine and five speed manual combination which manages an astonishing 4.5 litres per 100km. This equates to 1,445kms from a single tank! The new Dualis +2 is

the seven seater bigger sibling of the Dualis and hosts all the same features plus more. Inside the Dualis you are high and have a great driving position. The view from the driver’s seat is so good you assume you will have to leap out when you want to leave but getting in and out is a breeze. The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is seamless and has to be driven

to be believed. This fantastic system continuously changes the ratio of engine power to your wheels resulting in better fuel economy and smoother acceleration. If you want to take control manual mode can be changed to with a flick of the gear stick and then you’re in control. Get into Edney’s Leongatha today to see all of the fantastic features the new 2013 Nissan Dualis has to offer.

CVT: The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) in the 2013 Dualis is seamless and has to be driven to be believed.

Looking good: the 2013 Nissan Dualis still has those lovely lines and great looking body.





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Painting a new landscape WONTHAGGI artist Ursula Theinert is discovering new landscapes to capture on her canvases after making the move from Callignee. Having endured and survived the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009 that devastated the small community of Callignee, outside Traralgon, like many Ursula and husband Werner lost their home and many of her paintings. They did rebuild but have just recently made a fresh start, settling in Wonthaggi. “We went for a drive and thought this would be a lovely place to live,” Ur-

sula said. “Wonthaggi really has everything and it is so close to the beach,” she said. Hidden away in their newly completed home on a bush block, on the outskirts of town Ursula is discovering new and exciting landscapes to paint. Stunning landscapes adorn her studio walls and give some insight into the journey from the black days after the fires to a new life and fresh new landscapes captured in lush bushland surrounding the family’s home. While landscapes are Ursula’s passion she enjoys the challenges presented by portrait painting and has been entering the presti-

gious Archibald Prize for eight years. Last year Ursula’s portrait of journalist and award winning author Deborah Forster was selected for the 2012 Portia Geach Memoral Award Exhibition in Sydney. While the Deborah Forster portrait was unsuccessful in getting into the Archibald Prize, it was selected for the Victorian Salon des Refuses - Hidden Faces of the Archibald for 2012 in Melbourne. This year Ursula is enjoying success again with her Archibald portrait entry of Ms Gerri Christie, former CEO of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Victoria selected as a finalist in the

Prized art: talented artist Ursula Theinert has recently made her home in Wonthaggi and is thrilled to have her latest portrait of former CEO of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Ms Gerri Christie selected for a prestigious exhibition in Melbourne. 2013 Victorian Salon des Refuses and can be viewed at the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf from June 10 to August 8, 2013. Ursula’s inspiration draws on the great Dutch portrait master Johannes Vermeer, famous for the Girl with a Pearl Earring, and she experiments with a range of techniques and

works primarily in acrylics. After viewing Ursula’s works one can easily see why these stunning paintings are up with some of the best in the country. Another hidden South Gippsland gem Ursula’s stunning paintings can be viewed online at

Left, Portrait: former CEO of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Ms Gerri Christie. Right, Out of the ashes: Wonthaggi artist Ursula Theinert captured the bleak landscapes of Callignee following the Black Saturday bushfires.

Huge cast: some 70 cast and crew from Newhaven College thrilled audiences at the five performances of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Wonthaggi recently.

Stand out: Connor Hadley as Reuben shone on stage in Wonthaggi last Friday night and gave the audience plenty of laughs singing one of the Joseph show stoppers, One More Angel in Heaven.

Pharaoh rocks: Italian exchange student Federico D’Ascanio wowed the audience during Newhaven College’s sensational musical Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Wonthaggi recently.

Dream dancers: Newhaven College’s talented dancers dazzled audiences during the recent sellout Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat shows.

Delight: talented Newhaven College student Sianan Price enjoyed performing in the school’s latest production, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

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Make your new home in Mitchell’s Rise S

TOCKDALE and Leggo Leongatha is pleased to announce an exciting new land release in the thriving township of Leongatha.


making these blocks prime real estate for growing families. Stage Two is now selling and provides a fantastic opportunity for a whole new way of living with a peaceful lifestyle. Mick, Jason and Christie welcome you to contact the office for further information and a copy of plans.



Located on a gently undulating parcel of land with no through traffic on the eastern fringe of town, Mitchell’s Rise is uniquely

located with delightful, north facing rural views towards the rolling green hills of Nerrena. These blocks are ideal for building your dream home with the convenience of town living and the benefits of a rural aspect and ambience. The estate will feature a walk through to the primary and secondary schools, native wetlands and grassed picnic areas,

Parr Street 702m2 to 1363m2 Stockdale and Leggo Leongatha 5662 5800


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• Fantastic location for investment or 1st home buyer • Flat 950m2 block with 3bdrm home • Level short walk to CBD

7 DAVISON STREET, LEONGATHA • 4 bedroom brick veneer home • Open kitchen/dining areas • Good location, great price

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

REDUCED TO $435,000









21 BALOOK STREET, MIRBOO NORTH • 3 bedroom home on approx. 1 acre • Set amongst native gums • Close to main street and schools


6 ECCLES WAY, LEONGATHA • Impressive, stylish, modern 3 bedroom home • Generous living spaces, quality finishes • Polished hardwood floors, nth facing elevated deck

8 ‘THE GRANGE’ McDONALD ST, LEONGATHA • Relax and enjoy the benefits of this community complex • 3 bedrooms, main with ensuite • Double garage, fully paved backyard

6 PARK DRIVE, LEONGATHA • 4 bedroom home in great location • 2 bathroom, rumpus, formal lounge • Double garage outdoor entertainment

285 SEWELLS ROAD, KOONWARRA • 3 bedroom home on approx 3.3 acres • 3 bay barn with loft • Unspoilt rural views


NEW PRICE $349,000



5662 0922 45 Bair Street LEONGATHA

Andrew Newton 0402 940 320

Alan Steenholdt 0409 423 822

Peter Dwyer 0428 855 244


Carly Roughead 0417 382 979


“THE STAR”, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - PAGE 35



Prestige property in Paperbark on two titles


N impressive 40 square home, located only 200 metres from Inverloch’s popular patrolled surf beach on a double block (1341sqm) in two titles.

has plenty of room for family and friends. The kitchen, en-suite and bathrooms and built in robes boast high quality cabinetry offering plenty of drawer space, superior finishes and quality fittings with beautiful Tasmanian Oak timber floors that Modern and spacious, complement the interior this five bedroom home and inspire the most discerning buyer. The kitchen is a show piece in itself with built in Miele coffee maker, Miele stainless steel appliances, stainless steel flashbacks and six seat breakfast bar. Saturday, June 8 at You can entertain noon on site in this spacious open plan living room or in the undercover equipped dual 5 3 2 fully purpose barbecue


2 and 4 Paperbark Place Inverloch

area that allows you the choice of open air or closed in comfort, perfect to use all year round. With ducted zoned heating and cooling, the home can be comfortable all year round. Not only can you have the delight of living at this address, but there is also the added bonus of the adjoining corner block. This compliments the home and would allow you to have the added comforts of an in ground pool, tennis court, home for boat, caravan and other vehicles. Be the envy of the neighbours and own the largest property Paperbark Place has to offer. Call Marni Lee Redmond on 0403 525 413 or Heather Atkins 0409 741 607.


LEONGATHA What a great opportunity for first home buyers to get into the market, for investors looking for a rental property, developers wanting a unit site (STCA.) Land size is approx. 950m2. Offers 3 BRs, solar boosted hot water service, massive kitchen/family -room, private outdoor BBQ area, drive-through access to rear yard. The house has been restumped but is in need of a little TLC.


Renovators delight – huge potential W

A N T E D ! Handyman, renovator, truckie, tradie or first home buyer for this new listing. What a great opportunity. On a massive block of 1294m2, there is drivethrough access through the carport to the back yard, and continuing up past a double bay shed to where there is also rear lane access. The backyard is quite secure with high fencing, a large woodshed and dog kennel with a fenced run. Inside, renovation has started in the bathroom. The rest of the home which includes a separate lounge, kitchen, laundry, hallway and three bed-

Meeniyan 29 Whitelaw Street Insight Real Estate Lindsay Powney 5662 2220

$195,000 3







Because of its location & with additional side lane access, this property offers a secure investment. Just a hop, step & jump from the town centre, throw away the keys! The outside of the 3 BR Californian Bungalow is in need of TLC but the inside is in very good condition. Side lane access creates an ideal opportunity for a unit site development (STCA).

On approx. 2¼ acres in a private & peaceful setting with manicured gardens, 2 paddocks & small dam. Quality- built 3 BR brick home features a generous living space; large lounge with gas log fire, kitchen/dining. Shedding includes attached single carport, 4-bay lock up shed & woodshed. 2 Shetland ponies(lawn-mowers)included in the sale.

A magnificent parcel of land noted for its heavy carrying capacity, with panoramic views towards Leongatha township. Property includes a comfortable 3 bedroom weather-board family home, machinery shed, disused dairy, hay shed, stockyards, spring-fed dam, pump & laneway. All well fenced & suitable for grazing, horses, market gardens or life-style property.

$280,000 Sole agent


$590,000 Sole agent 5 McCartin Street LEONGATHA

Insight 0428 515 103 INS2200054

rooms requires painting and some restoration work. A solid fuel heater is located in the lounge, along with built in shelving and original unpolished floorboards. Just a short walk to the shops and primary school, this home in need of TLC is an opportunity waiting. Be quick so as to get the first home buyer’s grant before it ends.

0488 454 547


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Stunning piece of land! S

ET amongst rural properties for ultimate privacy this 2.7 acre (1.13 hectare) block is ready to go with a current building permit. The land is gently undulating with views over the beautiful Tarwin River and valley. With very little acreage available for sale in Meeniyan this is a unique opportunity to secure your piece of land to create your private lifestyle retreat. Located only 3.4 kilometres from the main township of Meeniyan, is a thriving village at the ‘turning point’ to Wilson’s Promontory National Park and the beautiful coastline of South Gippsland.

Meeniyan 220 Martins Road 2.7 acres SEJ Leongatha Barry Redmond 0418 515 666


Local people with national connections Real Estate

Available 7 Days FORTHCOMING AUCTION 4 Scholers Street MEENIYAN Friday May 17 @ 11.00am on site

Perfectly located minutes to CBD LEONGATHA

Garvies Road NERRENA

Great weekend getaway BUFFALO NEW G TIN LIS


FINAL NOTICE ! Residential land ! Services include town water, power

! 2 bedroom brick residence, formal lounge

could be converted into a 3rd bdrm ! Cedar kitchen opening to a spacious & sewerage meals/living area ! Crown land - no stamp duty payable ! Level 790m2 block double garage & ! Terms: 10% deposit, Balance 60 carport days or earlier by mutual agreement

! 2 bedroom country cottage built on

a large 1492m2 block ! Cosy & warm open plan living with extra wide verandah ! 8x7m all steel Colorbond shed, easy to maintain secure grounds



LIFESTYLE PROPERTY Couple require a 3 bedroom home on a couple of acres between Leongatha & Mirboo North. Budgets $430,000. Call Glenys on 0408 515 665

! 121.9 acres (two titles) grazing property ! 3 bdrm brick veneer home,

Colorbond 20mx10m shed ! All undulating country, watered by



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! 1940s 3 bdrm plus large rumpus room ! Very well presented, new roof, lots

of original features ! Easy to maintain garden with carport, l/up garage, garden shed & workshop



South Gippsland Hwy LEONGATHA

5662 4033

! Located in proven Leongatha

capital growth area ! Level home sites, with lovely rural

views. Blocks are fully serviced ! Sizes range from 725m2 to

1108m2 In conjunction with Stockdale & Leggo

Glenys Foster 0408 515 665 SEJ5260402

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - PAGE 37



Armagh - truly grand! O

could continue to operate commercially as the permits are all current. Situated on 3061m2 (approximately three quarters of an acre) and set amongst magnificent, native gums and landscaped gardens, The definition of grand there is a genuine Austrasuits the property perfectly lian homestead feel. Stepping from the bull - large and impressive in size, scope, or extent; mag- nosed veranda into the nificent rich and sumptu- entrance hall, you are imous of a solemn, stately, or mediately struck with the grandeur of a bygone era: splendid nature. Arguably Mirboo pressed tin dado walls, BalNorth’s finest residence, tic pine flooring, and soarthe opportunity to become ing ceilings with plaster its new owner has now features. The generously proarisen. Originally built in 1895, portioned formal lounge it was relocated to its cur- opens to your left. rent site in 1999, and un- The end of the hallway derwent restoration which opens into the kitchen/ took out the HIA 2003 Best dining/living area. With lots of windows Renovation for Gippsland. Since then it has been op- and two sets of French doors erated as a boutique guest opening onto the veranda, this space enjoys plenty of house/accommodation. It is available for pur- natural light. The kitchen is a cook’s chase on vacant possession. It could become your dream, with two ovens (one own private - and impres- electric, one gas), gas hotsive - residence, or you plates, marble island bench with breakfast bar and heaps of storage cupboards. The wood fired heater adds to the rural ambiAlex Scott & Staff ence, and is ducted through the house. Leongatha Of the four bedAlan Steenholdt rooms, three have replaces, and one 0409 423 822 fihas an ensuite. Two more bathrooms service the rooms, 4 3 2 remaining one with a spa bath.

F all the superlatives that have been used to describe Armagh, the word ‘grand’ is the one that best summarizes them all.



A free standing double garage and workshop provide secure storage for vehicles and tools. Within a two minute walk of Mirboo North’s shops and cafes, opulence is combined with convenience. Truly a unique opportunity to secure one of the regions finest residences. Please contact the selling agents, Alex Scott & Staff, on 5662 0922 or 0409 423 822 to arrange a private inspection.

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Let’s P ART Y FREE function room available for all your occasions iss Don't mNOW GREAT PRICES out book Your choice of buffet or menu Fully licenced, icy cold beer on tap Seafood, steaks, pastas and pizzas PLUS MORE Fully authentic Italian cuisine Dinner (or lunch by arrangement) You’ve tried the rest come back to the best

Zara Gardner of Mardan enjoying her 8th Birthday with friends at Tundra Park recently.



PIZZA 5662 2744

47 McCartin Street LEONGATHA


e l b a l i a v a m o o r Function FOR HIRE

Supervisor Ricky McNaughton and the experienced team at the RSL will help make your next function fabulous!

Discounted rates available for members Weddings/Engagements Full catering RSL REWARDS - STATEWIDE - FREE TO ALL MEMBERS LEONGATHA RSL LEO1640108


Catering packages made to order Slices, Pies, Pizza & Quiches Birthday cakes

Sam and Rosa invite you to celebrate your next event with them at Paradise Pizza.


Cnr Smith Street & Michael Place LEONGATHA Reception 5662 2747 | Office 5662 2012 Info provided for the benefit of members, guests and authorised visitors.

C.S.C. bakery and SNACK BAR

51 Bair Street LEONGATHA




5662 4180


Anne Truscio and the friendly staff at C.S.C Bakery will help you with all your catering needs.

? Designed for


that special party ? For all ages ? Safe, happy and fun environment ? Experienced instructors

TUNDRA PARK RIDING SCHOOL 9187 South Gippsland Hwy. RUBY BOOKINGS: Cameron or Creel 5662 4746

BASS COAST PAINTBALL Fast fun: Bass Coast Paintball provides fast and fun action for party groups.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - PAGE 39

Buskers back to the Creek! The Buskers Festival will be returning to Coal Creek in November. Malcolm White, President of the Buskers Committee, said the committee decided that relocating back to Coal Creek would provide the most benefit to the community. “Coal Creek is widely known for its capacity to create fantastic family events with a friendly relaxed atmosphere,” he said. “The committee will continue to play a major role in the festival by volunteering to Coal Creek as the Buskers’ working group.” The South Gippsland Busker’s Festival will be held on Sunday 3rd November and will feature a variety of acts performing throughout the park, with the audience voting for the winners. Coal Creek Coordinator Rowena Ashley is delighted to welcome the buskers back. “With free entry to the park, a nominal $5 entry fee for buskers and a first prize of $1000, we expect to attract a wide variety of talented buskers for a great day’s entertainment,” she said. “There will also be a second prize of $500 and $250 for third.” If you are interested in becoming a volunteer to assist in the organisation and running of this great event, please contact Rowena Ashley or Suzanne Conlan at Coal Creek (5655 1811) Malcolm White (0412 308 710) or Cheryl Routley (0419 345 356). Details /registration:

Gone to the Dogs

Get your party started COUNTLESS top 10 singles, sold out tours, thrilled fans around the world and a new album released in late 2012 – P!NK is currently at the peak of her career. Being one of the most popular and dazzling pop icons of the international music scene, she is just as much favoured and sought after. The unquenchable thirst for live concerts is nowhere near being satisfied by her and her band. To shorten the wait for the next tour and the next big show, ‘Funhouse’ is coming to Leongatha’s Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 18 2013. ‘Funhouse’ can easily be regarded as Australia’s best P!NK tribute show and is sure to satisfy any P!NK fan, both young and old. The show is arranged around the original line-up of seven top class musicians and guarantees an equally exciting experience. The program contains all of her

chart hits such as Sober, Funhouse, U & Ur Hand, Raise your Glass and Get The Party Started just to name but a few and includes two 50 minute smokin’ sets.

Supported by top tunes from DJ Karl, ‘Funhouse’ promises to get your party started. P!NK is impersonated by the highly talented and

professional vocalist, Collin Mackenzie-Poole. Hailing from the USA, Collin delivers powerhouse vocals that command the attention of anyone who hears her

live. For a great night out, ‘Funhouse’ tickets are available from McCartin’s Hotel or by phoning 5662 2015.

Funhouse: Australia’s best P!NK tribute show is coming to Leongatha’s Memorial Hall.

THE next exhibition at Gecko Studio Gallery is “Gone to the Dogs” – a group show focusing on all things dog – featuring artists Colin Bennison, Corinella, Kim Devenish, Foster, Chris Grant, Venus Bay, Sheena Mathieson, Melbourne, Paul Satchell, Wonthaggi, Wendy Satchell, Wonthaggi , Gwen Scott, Melbourne, Kerry Spokes, Fish Creek and Abigail van Rooyen, Walkerville.

Opening Sunday, May 19 from 2pm - 5pm the exhibitin will run until June 15. The last group exhibition was Arboreal – Out on a Limb , featured trees so Gecko Studio Gallery thought it seemed a natural fit to have the next group exhibition about dogs. Be sure not to miss this exciting exhibition featuring nine talented artists offering a range of works on mediums on a theme, however loose.

The Great Southern Portrait Prize 2013



Gone to the Dogs A group exhibition focussing on all things dog with:

Colin Bennison, Kim Devenish, Chris Grant, Sheena Mathieson, Paul Satchell, Wendy Satchell, Gwen Scott, Kerry Spokes & Abigail van Rooyen May 19 to June 15


15 Falls Rd, Fish Creek 3959. Open Thursday to Monday, 10am-5pm Phone 5683 2481. See our website for more info


Opening Sunday, May 19 from 2-5 pm. All welcome.

TICKETS $25 Ph: 5662 2015 OR FROM McCARTINs HOTEL MCC7750042

Law Week

Law Week

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Francis Alan Rutherford



Law and justice in the community

- Police Traffic Offences - Drug Cases - Assault Cases - Breach of Family Law Intervention Order Cases


(very competitive fees)

• PROBATE (finalising deceased estates)

55 Simon Drive, Pakenham. 3810 Phone 0418 569 566. Fax 5941 3105 Visits Leongatha on Wednesday & Friday


Family Law property settlement cases


THE theme of this year’s Law Week is “Justice, Rights and Insight” and Suryan Chandrasegaran of Albury Legal Pty Ltd (formerly SRC Legal Pty Ltd of Leongatha) believes there is a great focus these days on educating people on their legal rights. However, according to Suryan, this alone is not enough to lead to Justice. While Justice should be the proper goal of our legal system and our laws, this does

NEW LOCATION Same quick and professional service Tax and Superannuation Law Advice Wills and Deceased Estates Commercial Law and Leases Business Sales and Purchases

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not always work out in practice. For example, some people are aware they have the right to use a legal Will kit to prepare their own Will. This can save them some money in Will preparation costs. However, they often do not have the necessary legal knowledge and training to appropriately deal with all the legal issues arising from a Will. They may not properly understand how to deal with a litigious beneficiary. In such a case, the poorly drafted Will could result in a Supreme Court Will challenge which could cost the person’s estate in excess of $400,000 Suryan has had several years’ experience in dealing with a range of legal issues, including court cases, commercial and farm leases, superannuation, capital gains tax, deceased estates and wills. This experience has given him significant insights into how the law can be used to best help clients achieve their objectives. He believes

Your rights: Suryan Chandrasegaran of Albury Legal Pty Ltd in Leongatha, believes there is a great focus these days on educating people on their legal rights. that prevention is almost always better and cheaper than a cure, but people do need to take that first step of seeking proper legal advice. Suryan is happy to share his insights with local people to help them gain a better understanding of their legal rights and how they can achieve a just result. The first telephone interview would be free and Suryan can be contacted on 02 6041 2010 or by e-mail

at suryan@alburylegal. and can contact clients at a time of their convenience to save them the costs of the telephone call for the interview. National Law week runs from May 13 to 19 and is an annual event aimed at increasing public awareness about the law, the legal system and the legal profession as well as educating the community about the legal services available.

Most people will come into contact with the legal system at some stage of their lives and Law Week provides advice about how to best access the law when this happens. In addition, Law Week provides an opportunity for legal service providers in your community to participate in programs and events that engage the public and highlight social issues in the community.

Band-Aid on Legal Aid LLB., B.Ec., M.Tax | Legal Practitioner Director

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Our vast experience and service makes all the difference

n n

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Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) president Reynah Tan views the funding announcement as a band-aid solution legal aid and the justice system which remain in crisis”. Mr Tang said: “The Law Institute of Victoria had called on the state government to make an immediate

Providing the people of South Gippsland with a professional, efficient and friendly legal service for over 100 years.

Small enough to care, Large enough to cope.


15 Commercial St

5655 1066

Colin McKenzie-McHarg


• Property transactions and conveyancing • Family law • Litigation • Court appearances • Tenancies • Wills and deceased estates • Property financing and investments

Powlett Arcade

5672 1377 COWES

69a Chapel Street

5952 1325


Conveyancing Family law Criminal law Wills and probate

Lawyers • Colin McKenzie-McHarg • Justin Heffey • Glen Ludbrook • John Herbert • Mimmie Jackson • Sean Linehan 13 McCartin Street, Leongatha 43 Commercial Street, Korumburra Phone 5662 3401, fax 5662 4282 Phone 5655 1344, fax 5655 2747


Suryan Chandrasegaran

WHILE the Law Institute of Victoria welcomes the $13.7 million funding over four years announced in the State Budget the Law Institute would have liked a one of $10 million in funding.

one-off $10 million injection of legal aid funding and then provide appropriate ongoing recurrent funding.” “Instead the government has promised only $13.7 million over four years.” “Legal aid is in crisis in Victoria and much of the reason for this is the government’s tough on crime policies. Tough on crime means more people charged with offences and greater demand for legal aid. Despite this, the government continues to underfund legal aid in Victoria.’ “While the Law Institute welcomes the $13.7 million for legal aid, the amount is paltry compared to that allocated to areas such as policing. The increased budget for police and PSOs means more people in court and more demand on legal aid funding, which cannot be met by the inadequate funding in the budget.” “The Federal Budget is next week and we look to the Labor Party to reflect its core values and return its contribution to the funding of the legal aid system to 50 per cent, as it was prior to 1997.” Mr Tang said he welcomed the announcement by Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) today that it would amend its guidelines in relation to solicitors in indictable crime matters. “The Law Institute welcomes the decision of the Board of Victoria Legal Aid to provide funding for instructing solicitors in indictable crime trials ‘as and when required’. We look forward to further consultation with VLA on longer term arrangements to ensure that vulnerable Victorians can continue to be confident of receiving a fair trial.”

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - PAGE 41

The Great Southern Star’s

13th Wedding Expo Album

Emma Jean Event Hair: owner Emma Kyle with Sasha Agento, Toora.

Capturing Memories: owner Brenda Eaton, Yarram with expo compere Kate Adkins from Events by Kate.

Regal Limos: owner Gary Sherrard with Susan Mueller (right) and Jessie Spencer, Influence on Dusk models.

CV Styling’s: Christie Kee of Yarram with Christy Matthies, Wonthaggi and Karina Bengtsson.

Kooks Catering: owner Will Corry, Fish Creek and Traralgon visitors Tiffany Chande, Krystal McDiarmid and Liz Chande at the Star expo.

Wedding papers: Carolyn Little and Briony Ryan from Psst Secretarial.

Honeymoon: Renee McLennan, Jetset Travel, brides to be, Ella Windsor and Jessica Hilliar from Mirboo North and Caitlin Burge from Jetset Travel at The Star wedding expo.

Wedding blooms: Sonia Webber from Elsie Florist.

Bride to be: Skye Hanks with Jesse Jarvis from Flower Power.

Perfect fit: Sue and David Panther from Panther’s Mensland.

Melva Smith: from Melva Smith Cakes.

Creative: bride to be Katie Stewart from Leongatha (middle) with bridesmaid Julie Jackson (left) and Carmel Trease from Carmel Trease Photography.

Celebrate: Kally Van Venrooy from Phillip Island Nature Parks at the Wedding expo in Leongatha.

The Great Southern Star’s


Wedding Expo “Love to come back next year bigger and better with our new platinum photo booth, we had a ball.”

Events by Kate loved being a part of the expo and has been fortunate enough to have picked up new clients as well as receiving more enquiries during the week. Looking forward to next year!!

Kerrie and Shane,

Kate Adkins,

Gippsland Photo Booth and Candy Buffets

Events by Kate

“Great atmosphere! I've had lots of very serious enquires since Sunday. I will definitely be at the expo next year” Heather Downing, Country Image Photography


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Prompt and efficient service to: Refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, dishwashers, clothes dryers, electric ranges and cook tops. Full range of stove elements and accessories in stock. 16 TILSON COURT, LEONGATHA VIN1780055


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Diary dates for soil workshops


SOIL is what drives the productivity of our farms, and soils are what the South Gippsland Landcare Network will be looking at in great detail during three field days

EXTENSIVE CLEARING SALE Tractor, Farm Machinery, Sundries. (Property Sold)

FRIDAY MAY 17 at 10.30am on the property 1330 Tarwin Lower Road, MIDDLE TARWIN A/c N. & J. Cope Farm Machinery: M.F. 6465 2004 tractor 4,000 hours V.G. order; Jeskin Modulo 2 10,000 ltr manure spreader; J.D. 592 baler done 12,229 bales; J.D. 331 mower conditioner 4 y.o; Krohne 2835 Ezycut 7 disc mower; Krohne 46T trailing rake; Claas hay tedder; Berends chisel plough; Amazone power harrows; Boomerang round bale feeder; Amazone 1-ton linkage super spreader with GPS unit; Conner Shea 18-run seeder; smudger; square bale hay feeder; Cropland 600 ltr trailing spray unit; trailing diesel tank; Hardi 600 ltr boom spray. Other Plant & Sundries: Honda 420 2012 model bike V.G. order; brand new never used Schaben 60 ltr bike spray tank & pump; bike ramps; large irrigation pump on trailer, needs work; Pro Power Tool generator; bike calf trailer; tandem trailer; old farm trailer; 6' x 5' cattle crate; large 9' carryall; hay fork; compressors; 1 x Ingensole Rand 1 x Peerless, bench grinder; ½-ton pellet feeder; large concrete trough; hip clamp; 5 x hay rings; 2 small square bale feeders; 2 rolls silage wrap; quant. 7' x 5” - 6” treated posts; 7 x portable calf feeders; quant. barbed & plain wire; fencing equipment; elec. fence reels & posts; 2 x 10' new gates & hinges; grass seed 9 bags Concord, 2 bags Budget Premium Mix, 1 bag Winter Winner; approx 300 litres Foliar spray; mineral plus liquid spray; drum molasses; truck wash detergent; vet sundries & numerous other sundries. A/c Outside Vendors: single phase Reeve manure pump; 2 x 5.5. test buckets. View Photos of major items on our website. Light Luncheon: By Stony Creek F.C. Ladies. Directions: Follow signs off South Gippsland Highway and Inverloch- Tarwin Road. Terms: Cash or cheque day of sale, G.S.T. applicable, buyer must register I.D. required, no buyer premium.

Korumburra 03 5655 1133 Leongatha 03 5662 0922 Greg Spargo 0409 860 344

and workshops in May and June. This series of soil workshops will build on the knowledge gained through past workshops and will add to the tools farmers can use to optimise production from their soil. SGLN’s master class in rapid soil assessment will take place at the Ruby Hall on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 from 10am until 3pm. Chris Alenson will give you the knowledge and the tools to look at your soil and make informed judgments about its condition, and the steps you can take to remedy any issues you might find. The cost for the master class is $11 per day. A field day explaining the processes, science and costs involved with composting will be held on Wednesday, May 22 at dairy farmers Peter and Lyn Truscott’s Foster property. The field day will run with the same format as the popular compost day held at the Matthews’ dairy farm in Glen Alive last year (organised by the Bass Coast Landcare Network). For more details contact Kate Williams on 0428 317 928. The network’s second master class is being led by John Gallienne which will be held on Wednesday, June 12 on Terry and Janine Clark’s dairy farm at Nerrena. John will help you read the signs that give you an insight into the growth and productivity of pasture species. The cost for this day is $11. For more information on either master class contact Jill Vella at SGLN on 0417 380 273.

Sold well: Jenny Allen was pleased with the price she got for steers at the recent Koonwarra store sale

Buying up: Leo Bentvelzen from Leongatha and Ken Boromeo from Ruby were looking to purchase some cattle at Koonwarra recently.


Firm demand for grown steers AGISTMENT THERE were approxi1100 steers and WANTED mately bullocks, 900 cows, 50


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bulls and 150 young cattle penned. The usual buying group was present for a cheaper

market in most places. Many of the cattle, especially the secondary lines, were showing the effects of the colder weather and appear to be slipping quite quickly. The young cattle were almost all in store condition and attracted little interest. Good grown steers and bullocks sold to firm demand while the secondary lines were cheaper, with manufacturing grade cattle flooding the markets across eastern Australia after a very poor growing season in most regions. Cows took the hardest hit with the light weight categories falling up to 33c/kg and some of the poorest condition cows selling for less than $100. Heavy weight yearling steers were back 3c on most, selling from 180c to 190c/kg. Most yearling grass heifers made between 140c and 186c, slipping 13c/kg. C muscle grown steers sold between 182c and 195c/kg. C muscle bullocks made from 178c to 194c/kg. Plainer shaped D muscle well bred grown steers and bullocks sold from 161c to 180c, slipping 4c to 8c/kg. Grown heifers in good condition made between 103c and 158c, with the plainer lines from 78c to 111c, slipping 20c to 24c/ kg on most sales. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers sold between 110c and 128c, slipping 10c/kg. Heavy

weight cross bred manufacturing steers with a bit of condition made from 146c to 175c, slipping 5c/kg. Plain condition one score and light weight dairy cows sold from 25c to 108c falling 13c to 26c/ kg. Good condition two and three score heavy weight dairy cows made between 100c and 117c, slipping 14c/kg. Plain condition one and two score and light weight beef cows sold between

50c and 112c, falling 15c to 33c/kg. Good condition three and four score heavy weight beef cows made from 106c to 127c, slipping 12c to 13c/kg. Heavy weight beef bred bulls were close to firm selling from 122c to 132c, with dairy lines slipping 11c from 105c to 121c/kg. The next sale draw - May 15 & 17: 1. SEJ, 2. David Phelan, 3. Alex Scott, 4. Elders, 5. Landmark, 6. Rodwells.

Wednesday, May 8 BULLOCKS 8 D.J. & S.A. Bruce, Leongatha 4 T. Morgan, Mt Eliza 15 S.W. Scott, Inverloch 12 C. Fryer, Doomburrim 5 D. & H. Bassed, Waratah North 12 R.J. Alger, Jumbunna East STEERS 8 A.T. & T.J. Derham, Maryvale 9 P. & I.L. Tiziani, Doomburrim 17 E.J. & A. Opray, Dumbalk 1 P.A. & S.E. Campbell, Mirboo North 1 B. & M. Hall, Budgeree 1 R.B. Boothby, Kongwak COWS 1 D.A. Jerram, Leongatha 4 R.J. & M.J. Bowron, Sandy Point 1 SJC Farms, Thorpdale 9 E.J. & A. Opray, Dumbalk 5 Coolaman P/L, Bena 1 Bland Dairies, Foster HEIFERS 1 SJC Farms, Thorpdale 1 J.G. & M.L. Douglas, Poowong 1 T. & M. Neesham, French Island 1 K. Macphail, Hedley 1 J. Dean, Rosedale 8 A.J. & B.R. Moyle, Lance Creek BULLS 1 Elm Valley P/L, Tarwin Lower 1 S. & J. Schmidt, Wonga Wonga 1 P. Peluso, Mirboo North 1 P. & I.L. Tiziani, Doomburrim 1 L.M.B. Timmins P/L, Meeniyan 1 J.E. Bowron, Sandy Point

578kg 582kg 590kg 602kg 570kg 577kg

195.0 195.0 194.0 193.6 192.0 190.0

$1126 $1135 $1145 $1165 $1094 $1098

520kg 520kg 533kg 490kg 395kg 530kg

190.0 $988 188.0 $978 188.0 $1003 188.0 $921 186.6 $737 186.2 $986

750kg 610kg 590kg 679kg 621kg 785kg

126.6 126.6 125.0 122.0 117.2 117.2

$949 $772 $737 $828 $727 $920

430kg 445kg 390kg 330kg 410kg 471kg

185.6 185.0 168.6 167.2 165.0 165.0

$798 $823 $657 $551 $676 $777

640kg 820kg 815kg 770kg 860kg 855kg

132.6 130.0 130.0 130.0 128.0 127.6

$848 $1066 $1059 $1001 $1100 $1090

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Great opportunities ahead for dairy OVER the next 30 years there will be an unprecedented demand for food, fuelled by rapid world population growth.

There is a huge opportunity for Australia to supply more food and especially more protein to the world. It is estimated by 2050 the world will need 80 per cent more food than today. Most of the increased demand will come from Asia with a dramatic shift to higher-protein foods. In delivering an address to industry leaders recently on The global competitive advantage of the Australian Dairy Industry, Distinguished Professor Paul Moughan said the future will be

led by science and of great significance will be its application to agriculture. He is a director of the Riddet Institute in New Zealand and director of the Gardiner Foundation, and spoke at a reception in Queen’s Hall, Parliament House, hosted by the Minister for Agriculture and Food Security, Peter Walsh MP. Professor Moughan said the Victorian dairy industry, the state’s largest rural industry with a gross value of raw milk production of around $2.5 billion per year, accounting for two thirds of national milk production, can be a significant beneficiary of these opportunities to supply high protein foods to world markets. Production of the extra food

the world requires will not be automatic, nor will it be easy, particularly in the face of dwindling world farmland, water, fertiliser and fossil fuel reserves, a warming climate and environmental degradation, he said. This is where science and technology will be crucial. Professor Moughan said: “I have a vision of a science-led industry adding value to its unique raw material to produce specialised food ingredients and premium branded food products targeted particularly to our Asian neighbours, many of these products addressing nutrition and health. ”We do not need re-structures, just as we do not need more plans. What we do need is to create incentives to achieve critical masses

of interdisciplinary research.” Demand for protein – particularly milk-sourced protein – will soar as Asia becomes home to “the biggest middle class the world has ever known. “Farming needs to perceive itself as a high-tech industrialised biological economy. It needs to support science and embrace science for what is going to be a very bright future,” Professor Paul Moughan said. That future needs more talent, Professor Moughan warned. “The new order is doing to need more agricultural science, food technology, food engineering and nutrition and health graduates, reversing a steady decline in enrolments in those disciplines over the last decade,” he said.

Dairy prices to rise Chief executive officer Grant Crothers announced the $0.06 kilogram fat and $0.15 kilogram protein step up in a letter sent to all suppliers. The 10 cent per kilogram increase to the price lifted the Burra Foods’ weighted average available price to $5.15 per kilogram milk solids for the current season. The dairy market has experienced unprecedented price movements across the main dairy commodities as a direct result of weather events impacting supply.

“During this period, Burra Foods has remained focused on capturing as much of the improvement to commodity prices as our milk volumes will allow,” Mr Crothers said. “While volumes for this period remain relatively low, it provides a sound platform for a much needed stronger opening milk price in the coming 2014 season for Burra Foods’ milk supply partners.” Looking towards the full season price, Mr Crothers expected the improved market conditions will remain for the short term at least, reflecting in an increase of up to 20 per cent to next season’s

opening price for Burra Foods’ milk supply partners However, it is the ongoing strength of the Australian dollar that continues to be the limiting factor. While much as has been said about the resilience of the Australian dollar against the US dollar and its impact on returns, Australia’s largest dairy customer, Japan, has seen a 20 per cent devaluation of their currency over the last nine months which places significant pressure on affordability of imported foods. “The joy of Asian markets are the growth opportunities, as dairy is not a staple but that brings

with it a question of affordability and at high local currency price points, consumers will quickly turn to alternative sources of fat and protein,” Mr Crothers said. “Like many currency exposed industries, Australian dairy is in a precarious position only made worse recently in South Gippsland and Western Victoria by some of the most difficult seasonal conditions ever experienced. “However, these are somewhat cyclical and we are buoyed by the fact that the demand future is bright and returns can improve very quickly, particularly if farm gate production costs are carefully managed.”

Discover soil What weed is that?

SOIL drives the productivity of farms, and soils are what the South Gippsland Landcare Network will be considering during three field days and workshops in May and June.

This series of soil workshops will build on the knowledge gained through past workshops and will add to the tools farmers can use to optimise production from their soil. SGLN’s master class in rapid soil assessment will take place at the Ruby Hall on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 from 10am until 3pm. Chris Alenson will give you the knowledge and the tools to look at your soil and make informed judgments about its condition, and the steps you can take to remedy any issues you might find. The cost for the master class is $11 per day. A field day explaining the processes, science and costs involved with composting will be held on Wednesday, May 22 at dairy farmers Peter and Lyn Truscott’s Foster property. The field day will run with the same format as the popular compost day held at the Matthews’ dairy farm in Glen Alive last year (organised by the Bass Coast Landcare Network). For more details contact Kate Williams on 0428 317 928. The network’s second master class is being led by John Gallienne which will be held on Wednesday, June 12 on Terry and Janine Clark’s dairy farm at Nerrena. Learn about the signs that give you an insight into the growth and productivity of pasture species. The cost for this day is $11. For more information on either master class contact Jill Vella at SGLN on 0417 380 273.

By Sarah Vella IT IS important for landholders to know their responsibilities regarding weed control on their properties. Lachlan Barnes, DPI biosecurity area manager, said Under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 (CALP Act) states private landholders have a responsibility take all reasonable steps to eradicate regionally prohibited weeds and prevent the growth and spread of regionally controlled. “Enforcement of the CALP Act is the responsibility of the Department of Primary Industries (DPI),” he said. “It is usually in the best interests of the landholders to reduce their weeds. Making people aware of their obligation is often the first step, but it doesn’t tend to go further unless we have a valid reason to get involved. “It is the landholder’s responsibility to control the weeds present on their properties, but it depends in where they are, and what programs are running the weed itself and the conditions it is in.” Mr Barnes said while landholders do have a legal obligation to get rid of declared and prohibited weeds, it is difficult to enforce the law across all areas at all times. “We tend to focus on areas where there

is community involvement, a place where we can see people actively doing something about the problem,” he said. “The other occasion we will enforce the law is when a weed infestations is a concern to a valuable asset. If a declared weed is impacting on an asset that has significance, we will need to act. “Where there are cases of extreme neglect and it is having an impact on their neighbours, then the DPI may also look to take action. “Neglect can be hard to prove, but if landholders are not complying the whole way along they will end up in court, but we need to a really good case as to why they are there.” In the case of non-compliance with the CALP Act, the government may serve a directions notice and/or land management notice on a land owner, outlining measures that must be taken for the control or eradication of noxious species on their land. Not complying with the conditions of a directions notice or land management notice is an offence and penalties may apply. Landowners should be aware that the maximum penalty for a single offence involving responsibilities for the management of noxious weeds is approximately $30,000 in 2012-13.

Knowledgeable man: Professor Paul Moughan, director of the Riddet Institute in New Zealand and director of the Gardiner Foundation.


BURRA Foods announced a fourth step up for the 2012-13 season.

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THURSDAY, MAY 16 Starting at 10am A/C J & K HILLIAR, ‘RIVERVIEW’ MIRBOO 50 Angus steers 8-9 months, Yancowinna and Battersby blood weaned. Tops of the drop (Elders). A/C ADVAL PTY LTD, ANDERSON 25 Angus & Angus/Herefod x steers, 2 years (Elders). A/C O’LOUGHLINS PASTORAL, TARWIN LOWER 30 Angus steers, 8-11 months. By Leawood & Kunuma Bulls. Yard weaned & very quiet (Landmark). A/C G & L JENNINGS, KORUMBURRA 20 Angus steers, 8-10 months. Yard weaned, by Rennylea Bulls. (Landmark). A/C VARIOUS OWNERS 140 heifers, 8-12 months, store condition (Landmark). A/C D & P BURNS, FISH CREEK 15 Angus steers, yard weaned. Multimin Drench (Landmark). A/C D & H MATTHIES, MIRBOO NORTH (Property leased) 31x31 Angus x cows, 5th calvers. Feb-March drop calves at foot. Marked & 5 in 1. Opp. to Angus bull from May 1. A/C N & M WIGHT, HEDLEY 7x7 Angus/Friesian x cows with Limousin calves at foot 4 to 5 weeks, cows not rejoined. 22 Angus heifers, 12 months unjoined 2 Limousin bulls, 2 ½ years, registered ‘Peter Chew’ bred (Landmark). 5655 1677 5662 2291 5662 4388 5662 4033 5658 1894 David Phelan & Co. Pty. Ltd. 5662 3523 5655 1133 0429 050 349 SOUTH GIPPSLAND ASSOCIATED AGENTS SOU6660519

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TOTAL VALUE OF ITEMS PER ADVERT MUST NOT EXCEED $50 MULCHER. Electric. Small on wheels. Ideal for smaller garden. in very good condition. $30. In Inverloch. Ph. 0412 084 966 TOWEL RAIL. Heated. Portable. 3 bars of 56cm long. Excellent condition. As new. $25. Ph. 5674 1658. WHEELS, TYRES, HUBCAPS. x5. Ford Falcon AU. $50 the lot. Ph. 0427 444 601 WHEELS, TYRES, HUBCAPS. x 4 Holden Commodore VX. $40 the lot Ph. 0427 444 601. BABY BASSINETTE AND STAND. Good condition. $20. Ph. 0411 329 348. BABY BATH AND STAND. Excellent condition. $20. Ph. 0411 329 348 LASER PRINTER. Brother 2140 series. With working cartridge. $20. Ph. 0407 444 051. RABBIT/GUINEA PIG HUTCH. Two storey. Corrugated iron roof. $20. Ph. 0407 444 051. COLLECTORS NATIONAL BANK CALENDARS. 5. 1995-1996. $45 the lot. Ph. 5658 1443 PET DOOR FLAP. Cat friendly. Transparent. 4 way locking. New in box. $20. Ph. 5658 1443. TABLE. Wooden. 4 chairs. Excellent condition. $50. ph. 5674 2188. UHF TRANSCEIVER. Only used once. $45. Ph. 5662 3042. TOWING MIRRORS. Adjustable 4x4 door mount. With ratchet straps. $50. Ph. 0419 301 463. FILING CABINET. 3 Drawers. Steel. With suspension files. $45. Ph. 0437 452 033 after 6pm. WARDROBE. $45. Ph. 0437 452 033 after 6pm. WHITE COT. With mattress. Large. Great for Nan’s house. $50. Ph. 5662 5027 after 7pm. STOVE. St George. 66cm. $50. Ph. 5655 2599. ELECTRIC GRIDDLE. Cast iron. 38cm. Excellent condition. $50. Ph. 5655 2599. JACKET. Dri-rider. Size L. Excellent condition. Grey and blue. $50. ph. 0427 102 225 DESK. Wooden with leather inlay top. $30 Ph. 0417 505 731. LAMPS. Two. $25. Ph. 0417 505 731. DOOR. Red pine 3 panel. $20. Ph. 5662 2221. CROSS TRAINER. As new. Tarwin Lower. $50. Ph. 0400 635 276. BBQ 4 BURNER. $5. Ph. 5662 2221. MYNA BIRD TRAP. $50. Delivered Leongatha. Ph. 0408 105 355. HOT PLATE. Westinghouse. Phh466W. $50. Ph. 5674 2859. DOG KENNEL. Timber. Good condition. Suit medium dog. $50. Ph. 5662 3336 CHILDREN’S BIKES. Old. Three available. $1. ph. 0418 574 539. GLAZED POT/VASE. Antique 1 gallon earthware . Natural toning. H:26cm. $40. Ph. 5662 5141 SHOP DISPLAY SHELF UNIT. 2 Tier. Sales bin. Clothing rack & hangers. $30. Ph. 0417 505 731

BEDSIDE TABLES. Glass topped Queen Anne. Two. $40. Ph. 0417 505 731. LEATHER COAT. Ladies. Knee length. Cherry red. Small. Versses Brand. Bought in London. $50. ph. 5674 5601. TOW BARS. Two. $25 each. Ph. 5662 2570. GLASS FAN LIGHT. 3 tiered. Were $50 each from Harvey Norman. Brand new. Unused. $3 for $50. Ph. 0408 848 728. SHOWER/BATH SCREEN. Glass. Opens. Colorbond. White with glass panels. $40. Ph. 0408 848 728. NINTENDO DS GAME. Style Boutique. Excellent condition. $30. Ph. 5686 2653. GAMEBOY ADVANCED GAMES. Two. Pokemon series 1 episodes. DS compatible. great condition. $25. ph. 5686 2653. STEERING WHEEL GAME PLAYER. With 3 cars - Formula one, motorcycle & motorboat. EC. $10. Ph. 5662 5141. QUEEN BED. Excellent condition. All timber with slat base. Mattress not included. $50. Ph. 0439 552 022. BEDSIDE CUPBOARDS. Two. All solid timber. $45 each or best offer. Ph. 0439 552 022. QUINCES. Chemical free. $3 per kg. Free delivery to Leongatha. Ph. 5668 6220 3 WHEEL STROLLER. Valco. suitable to 18kg. Plenty of storage. Excellent condition. $50. Ph. 0458 942 517. BABY/INFANT SWING. Bright stars. Near new. swings and plays tunes. $40. Ph. 0458 942 517. COUNTY CRICKET PADS. Kookaburra high pad and Albion helmet. $35. Ph. 0411 439 856. PORTA COT. Light & easy. By BabyCo. As new. $35. Ph. 0411 439 856. XBOX 360 GAME. DANCING STAGE UNIVERSE 2. Like new. Dance mat included. negotiable price. $40. Ph. 0438 710 514. COFFEE TABLE. Modern glass. Stainless steel frame. White glass. two levels. On casters. 1m diameter x 400” high. $50. Ph. 0413 060 875. FUJIFILM S1500. Cracked screen. Viewfinder works. occasional 1 pixel red line on photo. Still good. negotiable $50. Ph. 0438 710 514. KIDS FOLDOUT COUCH. Foam with Winnie The Pooh cover. Excellent condition. $15. Ph. 0411 329 348. CAR SEAT COVER. Holden Omega. Vinyl. Full back. Custom made. $50. Ph. 0407 825 488. DRAWERS. with compartments. Drawers covered with yellow material. $30. Ph. 0488 069 004. BARBECUE. 6 Burner. Hood. cupboards. 2 wheels need replacing. $50. Ph. 5662 3838. TONKA TRUCKS. Brand new. $20 each. Ph. 5662 2851. DRYER. Good condition. Works well. $50. Ph. 0400 733 519. DESKS. Two. Suit computers. White. High backed. shelves and drawers. $10 each. Ph. 5668 6220. BOOTS. Ladies. Red back. Size 4. Brown pull on. Almost new. $35. Ph. 5658 1050.

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CHIROPRACTOR Garry Harrison 19 Moonah Street Cape Paterson Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday By appointment Ph: 5674 8290

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


A fireworks display will be held on May 18 at the RACV Resort Inverloch Approx 9.45pm Further info contact 0430 021 100

Newhaven College Class of 2008 5 Year Reunion Students from the Year 12 class of 2008 and their peers who left prior to Year 12 are invited back to Newhaven College for a 5 year reunion.

5pm - 6.30pm Saturday, May 25 VCE Centre, Newhaven College Please RSVP by Friday, May 17 to Kelly Fuery, 5956 7505 or

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Number 9 Dream Café Seeking

Want to learn AUSLAN? (Australian sign language) Come and learn this valuable skill in a small friendly class instructed by PETER ADAMS Peter has many years’ experience in teaching Auslan, and holds a Bachelor of Education, TAA and TAE in teaching Auslan. He has an intimate knowledge of the importance of Auslan to the deaf and also the wider community. Classes will be held at SERAFINO’S DOWNSTAIRS CAFÉ, LEONGATHA Commencing on Monday, May 27 at 6pm-8pm and running for 10 weeks $170 for adults BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL ~ PHONE 5662 3390

FORM B SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE COUNCIL NOTICE OF AN APPLICATION FOR A PLANNING PERMIT An Application for Planning Permit has been made which may affect you The land affected by the application is located at 8-10 Bruce Street, Leongatha VIC 3953; 12 Bruce Street, Leongatha VIC 3953; 10 Church Street, Leongatha VIC 3953; 12 Church Street, Leongath VIC 3953; 14 Church Street, Leongatha VIC 3953 being L1 TP323014A Parish of Leongatha Township, CA 14 S2 Parish of Leongatha Township, CA 15 S2 Parish of Leongatha Township, CA 18A S2 Parish of Leongatha Township, L1 TP245345J Parish of Leongatha Township, L1 TP886516F Parish of Leongatha Township, L1 TP886722C Parish of Leongatha, L1 TP888049A Parish of Leongatha Township, L1 TP449256V Parish of Leongatha Township. The application is for a permit to: Building and works in association with a supermarket (Aldi) and associated signage. The applicant for the permit is: Aldi Stores The Application Reference Number is: 2013/90. You may look at the Application and any documents that support the Application at the office of the Responsible Authority. This can be done during office hours (8.30am to 5pm) and is free of charge. The Responsible Authority is: South Gippsland Shire Council Private Bag 4 9 Smith Street, Leongatha 3953 Any person who may be affected by the granting of the permit may object or make other submissions to the Responsible Authority. An objection must be sent to the Responsible Authority in writing, include the reasons for the objection and state how the objector would be affected. If you object, the Responsible Authority will tell you its decision. The Responsible Authority will not decide on the Application until 14 days after the date of this Notice. Dated: 29.05.2013. * Please be aware that copies of submissions received by Council may be made available for inspection to any person for the purpose of consideration as part of the planning process.

BARISTA / FRONT OF HOUSE STAFF and JUNIOR Must be available for weekend work, must have current RSA, be enthusiasc and outgoing. Please drop CV in person to the café at 44 Bair Street, Leongatha

Corporate Accountant Full Time Permanent Position South Gippsland Water invites applications from suitably qualified CA/CPA for the role of Corporate Accountant based in Foster. Reporting to the Manager Finance & Corporate Services this role is integral to the continuous improvement of the corporations finance team. The successful applicant will have a minimum of 5 years experience in a Management or Financial accounting role, experience in water industry or local government accounting will be highly regarded.

Assistant Corporate Accountant Full Time Permanent Position South Gippsland Water invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the role of Assistant Corporate Accountant based in Foster. Reporting to the Manager Finance & Corporate Services this role will assist the Corporate Accountant with all facets of the corporation’s accounting function. An accounting degree or near completion will be highly regarded.

Procurement Officer Full Time Permanent Position South Gippsland Water invites applications from experienced individuals for the position of Procurement Officer based at our Leongatha Depot. Reporting to the Business Services & Governance Manager this position will be responsible for further developing the Corporations Procurement, contract management and stores functions. The successful applicant will have experience in government procurement or similar and will possess excellent communication, negotiation and record management skills.

Customer Service Officer – Plumbing & Planning .8 Part Time Permanent Position South Gippsland Water invites applications from experienced individuals for the position of Customer Service Officer – Plumbing & Planning based in Foster. This varied role is will require specialist knowledge of planning and subdivision regulations and plumbing code regulations. Experience in survey techniques with the ability to interpret plans is a must. The successful applicant will be able to communicate at all levels and will have proven time management skills, strong attention to detail and experience in the water industry or a similar role. For further information please review the position descriptions available on our website: Contact Paula Smith for a confidential discussion on 03 5682 0403. Applications close Friday 24th May, to apply please forward your cover letter and resumé to: Or post to: HR & Payroll Coordinator South Gippsland Water PO Box 102 Foster Vic 3960

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situations vacant

situations vacant

situations vacant

PAYROLL OFFICER YEAR 9 TEACHER Newhaven College requires an outstanding and dynamic F/T teacher for our Year 9 Environmental Centre. We seek applications from passionate and committed individuals ready to take on the challenges of adolescent education. The ability to teach English and Humanities with a strong interest in environmental issues and outdoor education would be an advantage. Please visit Applications close 31 May 2013

Banking Customer Service Officer - Part Time An opportunity exists in our recently opened Bendigo Bank agency for a person wanting to become involved with the community of Meeniyan. You will work with the Agency Manager to help customers achieve their financial goals. You will be a great communicator and understand the need to put the customers first. Ideally you would also have previous experience in a cash handling role with prior banking, or similar background, also advantageous. The role will be initially for two days per week (approx 13 hours) with the successful applicant also prepared to cover the annual leave of the Agency Manager. Applications in writing can be submitted to: The Agency Manager, Bendigo Bank Agency, 110 Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan, Vic., 3956 Applications close on Friday 24th May 2013

AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY SALES CONSULTANT Windmill Ag is a leading John Deere Machinery Dealer, with a long history of servicing Western Victoria and the Gippsland region. The company employs around 120 staff across Victoria, covering Sales, Parts and Service, with all staff enjoying modern well-located facilities. Windmill Ag values honesty, mutual respect as a basic for all interactions with both internal and external customers. The organisation provides friendly, professional services and quality products supported by superior product knowledge maintained through ongoing training. A position currently exists for an Agricultural Machinery Sales Consultant to join our sales team at our Leongatha premises. You will be a point of contact for customer enquiries regarding the purchase of new and used machinery for our wide range of equipment franchises. In addition to having a positive can-do attitude, the successful candidate will have: • A keen interest in agricultural equipment • Ability to work in a team environment • Self motivated • Well organised with the need for high level of time management required • Excellent customer service and communication skills • Energy and enthusiasm along with the ability to remain focused and motivated • Excellent attention to detail • Manage the working relationship with existing customers • Source new customers through methods such as targeted cold calling • Proven problem solving skills with a focus on solutions • A good understanding of Microsoft Office (Outlook and Word) and general computer skill. This position includes company vehicle, laptop, mobile phone and an enviable remuneration package. Application must be submitted by Tuesday 28th May 2013 Apply today by sending your application and covering letter to or by post to: Windmill Ag Att: Ryan O’Doherty PO Box 231, Leongatha South 3953

Reporting directly to the Finance Manager - Leongatha, the purpose of this role is to ensure the timeliness and accuracy of wages to our weekly paid employees via the payroll system and support the functional management team across the Murray Goulburn Leongatha site. Your key areas of responsibility will include but are not limited to: • Kronos Management – support Managers in managing employee’s time sheets (400 employees) in an accurate and timely manner. • Ensure Wage employees are paid accurately in line with agreed payment rules. • Ensure supervisor sign off of time sheets on a daily basis, and leave forms are completed for leave taken. • Printing of Kronos timesheets and SAP weekly pay slips • Site contact with Skilled i.e. New employees, forwarding Kronos timesheets and associated paperwork. • Payroll reporting, queries, adjustments and maintenance of files. • Prepare weekly tracking spreadsheet of actual wages v's budget/forecast • Prepare management information as required i.e. Leave reports, Overtime % etc. • Prepare wages related slides for site monthly report. • Provide support in determining the most cost effective rosters • Backup Reception/switchboard. • Ad Hoc tasks as required (Includes Finance related tasks – PO’s/Jnl’s and month end). To be successful in this role you must have a minimum of 5 years experience in a payroll or similar role. You will also possess sound time management and prioritisation skills, an exceptional eye to detail, and high business acumen. A high level of competence and proficiency in MS Office Suite, Kronos and SAP systems is required. This role is based at our Leongatha site. Please forward applications to:

South Gippsland Shire Council

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SPARE PARTS INTERPRETER FULL TIME POSITION Marriotts MPE are currently seeking a suitably qualified person to join our busy Parts Department. The successful applicant must have knowledge of the motorcycle and Power Equipment products. Experience with inventory, control, invoicing, electronic parts programs and customer service are mandatory. Above award wages and conditions apply. Please address applications to Jenny King or email applications to Applications close 24th May 2013

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HANDY PERSON to paint the inside of a house in Korumburra. Approx one week’s work. Phone Kent 0438-446620.

work wanted

DOMESTIC CLEANER Phone 0407-812249.

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


St Joseph’s Primary School Korumburra School Administration Officer Full Time / 32.5 hours per week Applicants for this position should demonstrate the following: • A strong commitment to Catholic Education. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. • Experience in financial procedures including payroll, BAS, accounts payable and electronic banking. • Sound knowledge of relevant accounting practices. • Advanced computer skills and knowledge including experience in financial programs, Microsoft Word, Excel and Internet Applications. • Knowledge and experience in educational administration including SAS2000 is preferred but not essential. • First Aid qualifications or a willingness to undertake First Aid training. Relevant formal qualifications would be an advantage. Appointment will be made subject to successful Police and Working With Children Checks. Information packages and further information are available by contacting the school on 5655 2040. Written application and resumé including 3 referees to be forwarded to: The Principal St Joseph’s Primary School 1-3 Bridge Street Korumburra. 3950 Email address. Applications close Friday 24th of May

ALL INCLUSIVE: Lovely older style fully furnished

TWO ROOM UNIT with stunning valley views. Separate lounge / kitchen and bedroom, AC. BLACKWOOD FOREST (15 mins to Wonthaggi) $185 pw includes all utilities Phone 0402 006 705

HOUSE 2 bedroom $170 pw, 4 room bungalow with bathroom $120 pw. Between Meeniyan and Foster. 0428-145955.

WONTHAGGI modern central shop, $295 pw, central office $195 pw. Ph: 0408-981819.

wanted to rent

SELF CONTAINED accommodation / house sitting required for reliable women working on the Breast Screen van in Leongatha / Inverloch for 6 weeks from June 23. Phone Sue 0414-953064.

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Project Manager – Vision 2050 Temporary full time – until March 2014 Option of a 9 day fortnight $98,376 per annum including vehicle South Gippsland Shire Council has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Community Development professional to develop and lead the Community Vision 2050 project. Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services you will work in collaboration with the Community to create a shared community vision for South Gippsland. Your background in community engagement, strategic planning and project management will ensure the project’s success. If you have a passion to partner with a diverse range of people from community members, council staff and the projects committee along with a sound understanding of the issues and trends impacting on the South Gippsland community then this may be the role for you. Enquires to June Ernst, Director Corporate Services on 5662 9200.

Corporate Information Management Officer Permanent part time – 18.5 hrs per week Availability required Monday, Thursday & Friday Join our Corporate Information Management team supporting Council with the efficient delivery of record management activities, including sorting, scanning, data entry, registering and distributing correspondence. If you enjoy being busy, achieving results, and have experience in records management, including working with an electronic document management system and can bring a passion for customer service then this may be the role for you. Enquiries to David Robinson, Corporate Information Management Coordinator on 5662 9200. All applicants must submit an Employment Application form and address the selection criteria outlined in the position description by 5pm Wednesday 22 May 2013. Further information and position descriptions are available on our website.

Statutory Planning Coordinator Traralgon or Leongatha, Full time (12 month Maternity Leave Position) West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority seeks to employ a Statutory Planning Coordinator on a full time basis for a 12 month period. The Statutory Planning Team provide floodplain, drainage and statutory planning services to the East and West Gippsland CMAs, including meeting their core statutory requirements relating to planning referrals and Works on Waterways licences. The Statutory Planning Coordinator will assist the Statutory Team to deliver statutory planning services and projects relating to floodplain management and surface water activity in the Gippsland region. The position will support the Gippsland Floodplain Officer (currently the Statutory Planning Manager) and assist with the coordination of the CMAs’ statutory planning activities. This position would suit someone who has experience in Council as a Statutory Planner and is looking to broaden their skills and experience by working within a Referral Authority. The remuneration range is at WGCMA Level 4 classification ($67,6873 – $98,091) which includes superannuation. A Position Description can be obtained via our website or by emailing the Organisaitonal Development Coordinator at For further information about the role please contact Adam Dunn, Manager Statutory Planning on 1300 094 262. Applications addressing the Key Selection Criteria should be marked; “Communications and Engagement Project Officer,” c/- Organisational Development Coordinator and must be received by 12.00pm on Monday 27th May, 2013. Email applications may be sent to Martin Fuller Chief Executive Officer

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


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FIREWOOD - good local peppermint gum, $60 for a spud box, cut and split. 0417-385035 Stony Creek area.

SLEEPERS, treated pine, 200x50x2.4 $12.10 each, 200x75x2.4 $16.75 each. Free delivery for pack lots. Phone Joe 0417-530662. TIMBER Kiln dried blackwood, silver wattle, cypress, celery top pine, most sizes for furniture and craft, also slabs and structural pine. Ph: 56812261.

5672 3127

HAY: small squares, excellent quality, shedded, suitable for horses, new season, $10 each. Mardan, can deliver 50 or more, conditions apply. 56641320.

FIREWOOD local hardwood mixture, split, dry, pick up or delivered. Bulk loads available, $90 per metre. Ph: 0437-176187.

KITCHEN DRESSER Mahogany, clear glass, leadlight cupboards at top, approx 2m wide x 210m tall, $750. 5662-2412.

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

2 SHEEP ewes in lamb, $50 each. 0418-939112, 5662-4112.




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

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WEED CONTROL/REVEGETATION Envirogain is seeking an experienced person on a full time basis to undertake environmental weed control and revegetation works. Please view our online ad at and search for “Envirogain”. Please only apply if you meet the Selection Criteria.

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

Boilermaker * Join a market leader as they move into a growth phase * Permanent, Full-Time role available * Based in Leongatha workshop Vemco Group, through its subsidiary Specialty Fleet Solutions (SFS), is an exclusive distributer for the world’s largest EWP manufacture. We import, carry out compliance engineering, assemble, distribute, provide services and after market accessories for a range of industry leading machines across Australia. SFS are now seeking an experienced and reliable Boilermaker to join the dynamic team at Vemco Group. To be successful in this role you will need to display the following skills and attributes: • Proven experience in Steel Fabrication • Ability to assemble parts • Ability to read and interpret drawings • Strong problem solving skills • Experience with equipment relating to the Power and or Vegetation industry highly desired • Strong mechanical aptitude • Proven high quality of work • Fitter Trade Qualification • Truck and Forklift license desired • Attention to detail • Physically fit • Take pride in own work In turn we will offer you: • Secure long term career with a successful company • Award rates and conditions • On job training • Fantastic safety record Experience in a similar role is a must, together with a strong commitment to safety and the ability to work well in a team is essential. If this job sounds like you please send your cover letter and resume ASAP to:

livestock POULTRY / CAGE BIRD AUCTION Traralgon Showgrounds Poultry Pavilion, Sunday, May 19, 10.30am. Wide variety of poultry, hens, ducks, many breeds, fertile eggs. Open for sellers from 8am. Ph: 5197 7270, 0400-934202. BULLS for hire or sale. Friesian, Angus, Hereford, Limo or Jersey. All bulls have been semen tested. Hire or sale. Ph: AH 0447331762. GOATS for sale. Ring Gail, Mt Eccles 5668-6320. LAMBS 6 month old females, suit breeding or meat. Great grass eaters, drenched and vaccinated. From $50 each. 0428356376.

used vehicles Affordable cars at drive away prices

SG CHEAPEST CARS Geary Road Leongatha LMCT 10804

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

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

Bass Coast Metal Recyclers 5672 2946 0417 556 593


BOATS WANTED CASH PAID Phone 0417 592 169 5674 1502 WANTED - any knowledge of junk yards or hoarders with appliances and washing machines in your local area. Please contact Leon (07)3847-9350, 0409637712 or email Ltattis@

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

garage sales

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Jenny Milkins


Saturday, May 18 9am - 3pm Bikes, furniture, bric-a-brac, fish tanks, and much more Owners moving

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

$27.50 GARAGE SALE KIT KIT INCLUDES 5cm x S/C advert (valued at $33.00) • 2 x A4 Garage Sale Signs • Garage Sale Tips (dos and don’ts) • Sheet of Price Stickers • Star Carry Bag

Total package valued at $41 ADVERTISE by calling 5662 5555 or emailing or call in to 36 McCartin Street LEONGATHA to pick up your kit when you place your advertisement GARAGE SALE 5 Claydon Close, Leongatha, Saturday, May 18, 8am. Mahog. bookshelf, solid wood swivel top chairs, womens and kids clothes, shoes etc, kid’s bike with trainers, Bell chook feeders and more, micro stereo.

births HANKS (Cross) - Marg and Fred are thrilled to announce the arrival of our second precious great grandchild, Kaden Matthew, born on April 21 in Gladstone Qld. Our love and thanks to Nick and Cindy.

birthday remembrance HALL - Peter Charles. 14.5.52 to 12.4.2008 Loved only son of Doreen and Walter Charles (dec) Hall. In God’s garden with Dad. Love Mum.

engagements GRABHAM - WINTERTON It is with much pleasure that Barry and Elaine of Leongatha South, together with Fred and Karen of Trentham, announce the engagement of Renae and Adam on March 23, 2013. HANLEY - ROBB Terry and Lynne together with Geoff and Judy are thrilled to announce the engagement of Jaclynn and Cameron. We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness. HILLIAR - HOLLAND Johnny and Karen together with Annie and Joff are thrilled to announce the engagement of Jess and Matt. Our love and congratulations to you both. MILNER - KEMPER Paddy, Vicki, Anne and John are very happy to announce the engagement of Kasey and Matt. Lots of love to you both.

All areas - 5672 3123

CAM ABOOD Leongatha 5662 4191

bereavement thanks COUPER - Joan. Joan’s family would like to sincerely thank all those who helped us commemorate Joan’s life and help us through our loss. Thanks to all who donated to South Gippsland Hospital in memory of Joan.

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deaths HINDS - Ian William. Passed away Caloundra May 8, 2013. Dear friend and neighbour at Beilbys Road, Nerrena for many years. Fond memories of days passed. Marg, Ted, Jill, Rob and family. KEWMING - Ella. Our deepest sympathy to Amber, Sharyn, Mark, Zakk and Tessa. We look up to the sky at night and find the brightest star in sight and we know that it is you. Your loving family Ebonie, Ben, Haidyn and Alison. KEWMING - Ella Lee. 23.08.1988 - 01.05.2013 Late of Venus Bay, Inverloch and Kongwak. Devoted loving partner and soul mate of Amber. “I’m forever yours for ever and ever.” From the time our hands first touched, to our first kiss, our souls have become one. Your smile that could melt my heart, your touch, your heavenly smell. Forever my soulmate for ever and ever. with love from my weeping heart. Amber. Dearly loved daughter of Sharyn. My heart is aching to have you back. You went to sleep and never woke up and now I have to find the strength to cope. My beautiful daughter, your smile lit up my life. I wish I could hug you just one more time. I miss you so much and would give anything to have you back. This is not goodbye but until we meet again. Lots of love always Mum. Much loved sister of Mark, Zak and Tessa. Where do we start to tell you how we feel. We miss you terribly for every minute of every day. Your smile, your laughter, your words of advice. You were the best sister anyone could have. We know you’re watching over us and will always be there. Cherished and wonderful memories. Forever in our hearts. Beautiful granddaughter of George and Lorraine (dec) Kirk; Dooks (Horrie dec) and Dorothy Kewming. Forever in our hearts. Bye for now our beautiful girl. Your loving family xxx

deaths MAHER - Janice. Suddenly at home (Dumbalk) on May 6, 2013, aged 71 years. Beloved wife of Peter (dec). Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Dean (dec) and Sharen, Sharon and John, Kerry and Peter, Belinda and Robert. Adored Nana of Sean, Tate, Lori and Daniel; Jay and Nathan; Damien and Lorren, Nicholas, and Wayne; Samantha, Alanna and Stuart. Great Nana of Taylor and Cody. Best friend of Joan. Forever in our hearts. MASON - Russell Victor. On May 10, 2013 at Mildura aged 63. So dearly loved and cherished son of Ruth and Vic (dec). Dearest and so very loved brother and brother-in-law of Greg and Dianne, Joan and Russell Spencer and Bruce (dec). A loving and much loved uncle of his nieces and nephews. Our love is endless. MASON - Russell Victor. An especially loved and thoughtful brother of Joan and brother-in-law of Russell. A wonderful uncle to Daniel; Catherine and Scott Williams; Paul and Sheryl; Christopher and Melissa and Alexander. Loved great uncle to Honey; Georgina, James and Julia; Liam and Stephen. He was so loved, admired and respected. We will miss you until we meet again. God Bless. NEARY - Michael. 15.8.45 - 4.5.13 Our deepest sympathy to Carol and family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. A gentle man and friend who will be greatly missed. Solo card players and Cate.

message of hope “NOW we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built with human hands.” Yes, our bodies are frail and temporary, but God has new immortal forms for those who love Him. 2 Corinthians 5:1.



YOUNG - Dorothy Joan. 12.8.1923 - 12.5.2013 Dearly loved friend of Tom Parsons, Elaine and Ian, Sue and Ross, Jeff and Jenny, and their families. We will miss her lovely smile.


BOYD - The funeral of Mr Malcolm David Boyd will leave Uniting Church, Station Road, Foster after a service commencing at 10am on Friday, May 17, 2013 for the Foster Cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu may be made to Foster Hospital. Envelopes available at the service.

KEWMING - The Funeral Service for the late Miss Ella Lee Kewming will be held at Mossvale Park, Strzelecki Highway, Berrys Creek on Thursday, May 16, 2013 commencing at 1pm. Private cremation.

MAHER - The Funeral Service for the late Mrs Janice Maher will be held at St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Dumbalk on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 commencing at 11am. Private cremation. No flowers please, in lieu donations may be made to the Cancer Council of Victoria. Envelopes will be available at the service.

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Paul & Margaret Beck proprietors Caring for our Community, personal dignified service to all areas 5662 2717 Pre-need Funeral Plans available Office and Chapel: 24 Anderson Street, Leongatha MEMBER OF AUSTRALIAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION

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Alberton netball Results - Round 7 May 11 A Grade: Foster 52 d Phillip Island 38, Fish Creek 69 d MDU 31, Toora 47 d DWWWW 31, Korumburra-Bena 49 d Inverloch-Kongwak 16, Yarram 41 d Tarwin 39, Dalyston 65 d Stony Creek 38. B Grade: DWWWW 76 d Toora 24, Foster 54 d Phillip Island 24, Korumburra-Bena 55 d Inverloch-Kongwak 8, MDU 49 d Fish Creek 35, Dalyston 72 d Stony Creek 22, Tarwin 56 d Yarram 18. C Grade: Toora 42 d DWWWW 25, Phillip Island 35 d Foster 20, Korumburra-Bena 35 d Inverloch-Kongwak 22, Fish Creek 42 d MDU 13, Stony Creek 42 d Dalyston 27, Yarram and Tarwin - not played. 17 & Under: DWWWW 48 d Toora 14, Foster 31 d Phillip Island 20, Korumburra-Bena 38 d InverlochKongwak 31, Fish Creek 34 d MDU 12, Dalyston 49 d Stony Creek 36, Tarwin 53 d Yarram 31. 15 & Under: Toora 15 d DWWWW 14, Phillip Island 18 d Foster 13, InverlochKongwak 25 d KorumburraBena 24, Fish Creek 33 d MDU 17, Dalyston 44 d Stony Creek 12, Yarram 51 d Tarwin 4. 13 & Under: DWWWW 25 d Toora 14, Foster 15 d Phillip Island 12, Korumburra-Bena 19 d InverlochKongwak 13, MDU 18 d Fish Creek 16, Dalyston 57 d Stony Creek 11, Yarram 17 d Tarwin 12.

Ladders A Grade Dalyston .....................321.74 Kor-Bena ....................313.33 Foster..........................179.27 Yarram .........................80.00 Stony Creek ...............203.49 Fish Creek ..................193.12 Phillip Island ...............145.00 Inv-Kongwak ................83.31 Tarwin ...........................65.03 Toora .............................56.60 MDU .............................56.12 DWWWW.....................20.21 Kil-Bass.........................19.31 B Grade Dalyston .....................217.90 Foster..........................213.13

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Leongatha “Parrots” Netball A Grade Leongatha 47 lost to Drouin 58 Awards: Kasie Rump (SportsFirst) and Kate Govers (Nagels Pharmacy) Auction: Kath Ried A really tough well fought out game. We had a few patches that allowed Drouin to get the jump on us but other than that we kept running and fought right to the final whistle. With training and practicing together the four points will fall our way next time. Be proud girls, lots of positives to take from the game. B Grade Leongatha 62 def Drouin 58 Awards: Courtney Lever (Voyage Fitness) and Mel Hughes (Paradise Pizza) Auction: Mel Hughes

Excellent game ladies, what a strong start and finish. You worked together amazingly. Well done. C Grade Leongatha 26 lost to Drouin 28 Awards: Tegan Renden (Influence Clothing) and Crista Davies (Paradise Pizza) Auction: Ruth Crawford Well done ladies! It was a really tough game! You guys gave a great fight. Need to work on your passes but other than that the intercepts were great and defenders did very well. Train hard this week and bring it on for next Saturday. Under 17s Leongatha 39 def Drouin 28 Awards: Sarah McCahon (SportsFirst) and Bridgette Argento (Skin Therapy)

Hard at it: Korumburra’s Rebecca Muir edges out her IK opponent in Saturday’s B Grade clash. Kor-Bena ....................160.37 Phillip Island..............150.84 Tarwin ........................150.86 DWWWW..................136.22 MDU .............................79.52 Yarram ...........................61.82 Fish Creek .....................95.93 Stony Creek...................75.27 Kil-Bass.........................48.23 Toora .............................48.15 Inv-Kongwak ................44.33 C Grade Kor-Bena ....................276.62 Stony Creek ...............160.00 Dalyston .....................124.56 Inv-Kongwak .............106.25 Toora ..........................132.61 Fish Creek .................. 116.77 Phillip Island ............... 116.56 Tarwin .........................102.58 Foster.............................84.75 Yarram .............................0.00 Kil-Bass.........................60.00 MDU .............................53.49 DWWWW.....................43.90 17 & Under Dalyston .....................199.35 Foster..........................172.17 Stony Creek ...............233.33 Inv-Kongwak ............. 115.67 Kor-Bena ....................144.53 Fish Creek ..................135.21 Tarwin .........................106.74 Yarram ...........................89.19

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Phillip Island .................86.83 DWWWW.....................81.53 MDU .............................45.90 Toora .............................37.77 Kil-Bass.........................22.74 15 & Under Phillip Island..............205.00 Fish Creek ..................237.68 Yarram .......................200.86 Dalyston .....................164.15 Kil-Bass ......................151.69 Kor-Bena ....................149.47 Inv-Kongwak ..............156.25 Foster...........................130.39 Stony Creek...................40.40 MDU .............................86.89 Toora .............................35.00 DWWWW.....................13.27 Tarwin ........................... 11.44 13 & Under Dalyston .....................370.37 Foster..........................287.27 Inv-Kongwak .............192.77 Phillip Island..............268.18 MDU ...........................201.72 Kor-Bena ....................172.88 Yarram ...........................86.21 Fish Creek ...................122.73 Kil-Bass.........................60.37 DWWWW.....................34.59 Tarwin ...........................30.30 Toora .............................25.21 Stony Creek...................22.63

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Partners in pink: Jo Thorp, Ned Sheahan and Maxine Prosser had a Great style: Auskicker and Blues fan great night. Hudson Martin lines up the target as he prepares to handball on Friday night.

In the pink: Alannah Reid, Tess Croatta, Vicki Poxon, Clara Wilson and John Wilson joined in the fun.

11am: Emily Chadwick, Kaili Pritchett, Chelsea Hoffman, Maddison Wight, Millie Hannon, Brittany Price, Nikki Stockdale, Maddie Wright, Anne Patterson, Angelique Dunlevie, Erin Baudinette, Julie Grant, Maria Evison, Phil Smith. 12 noon: Maria Evison, Kayla Beardsworth, Jessica Foreman, Narelle Hanily, Sophie Clarke, Janice Hill, Di Brew, Elly Egan, Amy Smith, Nadine Smith, Mel-

lissa Beardsworth. 1pm: Janice Hill, Janice Sing Danielle Jones, Julie Grant, Karen Clarke, Emma Smith, Tracey Miles, Emalie Gordon, Phil Smith, Erin Baudinette. 2.15pm: Brittany Temyenhuis, Janice Sing, Barb Challis, Sue Ritchie, Lori McKenzie, Angelique Dunlevie, Jamie Gourlay, Robyn Kenny. Any queries phone Julie Grant 0407 076 425.

LDNA netball Saturday, May 11 11/Under: Mt Eccles Pink 4 d St Laurence Gold 2, St Laurence Maroon 7 d Town Black 2, Mirboo North Purple 16 d Mirboo North Gold 8, Mt Eccles Purple 8 d Mt Eccles Aqua 7, Mt Eccles White 6 d Meeniyan & District 2, Mirboo North White 16 d Town Tangerine 2. 13/Under: Mt Eccles Aqua 22 d Town Tangerine 14, Town Black forfeited St Laurence, Mirboo North Gold 32 d Mt Eccles Purple 4, Meeniyan & District 21 d Mt Eccles Pink 6. 15/Under: Town Black 26 d Mt Eccles Navy 14, Town Tangerine 29 d Mt Eccles White 22, Mirboo North 25 d St Laurence Gold 11. C Grade: Meeniyan & District Blue 55 d Town Black 21, Mirboo North Gold 39 d Town Tangerine 32, Meeniyan & District Yellow 29 d St Laurence 19. B Grade: Mt Eccles navy forfeited Town Black, Town Green 49 d Mt Eccles White 44. A Grade: Town 67 d Mt Eccles White 26, St Laurence

52 d Mt Eccles Navy 29.

Ladders 13/U Mirboo North Gold .....825.00 St Laurence ..................261.54 Mirboo Nth Purple......198/10 Town Black ..................191.67 Meeniyan & Dist ...........108.82 Mt Eccles Aqua .............106.06 Mt Eccles Purple .............55.77 Town Tangerine...............45.95 Mt Eccles Pink ................22.39 15/U Town Black ..................209.09 Mirboo North ..............163.83 St Laurence Blue ...........94.44 Town Tangerine .............93.75 Mt Eccles Navy ...............91.80 St Laurence Gold ............60.87 Mt Eccles White ..............77.92 C Grade Meen & Dist Blue ........278.38 Meen & Dist Yellow.....158.82 Mirboo Nth Gold .........152.73 Mirboo Nth Purple......134.48 St Laurence .....................80.25 Town Tangerine...............48.15 Town Black .....................43.15 B Grade Town Black ..................264.91 Town Green..................104.39 Mt Eccles White ............75.94 Mt Eccles Navy ..............51.38 A Grade St Laurence ..................165.91 Town .............................179.31 Mt Eccles Navy ..............60.00 Mt Eccles White ............58.39

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In the pink

LEONGATHA Auskickers and Parrots Under 11s and 13s put on a pre-Mothers’ Day treat on Friday night. The pink themed evening, which helped raise money for breast cancer research and treatment, drew hundreds of footy fans – and most importantly, mums. With football, a jumping castle and face painting all on offer, the night was a big success.

A Grade: Morwell 45 d Maffra 35, Drouin 58 d Leongatha 47, Sale 67 d Moe 30, Wonthaggi 51 d Warragul 23, Bairnsdale 52 d Traralgon 31. B Grade: Morwell 56 d Maffra 30, Leongatha 62 d Drouin 43, Moe 58 d Sale 54, Wonthaggi 45 d Warragul 29, Traralgon 49 d Bairnsdale 30. C Grade: Morwell 39 d Maffra 29, Drouin 28 d Leongatha 26, Moe 33 d Sale 28, Wonthaggi 55 d Warragul 12, Bairnsdale 41 d Traralgon 34. 17 & Under: Maffra 57 d Morwell 11, Leongatha 39 d Drouin 28, Sale 42 d Moe 34, Wonthaggi 62 d Warragul 27, Traralgon 34 d Bairnsdale 18. 15 & Under: Maffra 40 d Morwell 11, Drouin 36 d Leongatha 31, Sale 55 d Moe 21, Wonthaggi 47 d Warragul 23, Traralgon 49 d Bairnsdale 17. 13 & Under: Maffra 67 d Morwell 6, Drouin 19 d Leongatha 18, Sale 48 d Moe 5, Wonthaggi 46 d Warragul 9, Traralgon 42 d Bairnsdale 15.

Ladders A Grade Sale .............................176.88 Morwell ......................136.27 Drouin ........................128.28 Leongatha ....................97.52 Bairnsdale ..................104.26 Maffra............................92.39 Traralgon .......................89.81 Moe ...............................77.87

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Wonthaggi .....................98.22 Warragul ........................44.41 B Grade Morwell ......................238.58 Leongatha ..................206.83 Traralgon ...................180.00 Drouin ........................ 110.86 Maffra ..........................95.26 Sale................................81.20 Moe ...............................72.06 Wonthaggi .....................63.67 Warragul ........................50.56 Bairnsdale .....................47.35 C Grade Morwell ......................178.23 Drouin ........................172.41 Bairnsdale .................. 115.44 Traralgon ...................165.19 Wonthaggi ..................143.48 Leongatha......................97.32 Maffra............................83.93 Sale................................83.23 Moe ...............................45.22 Warragul ........................ 29.11 17 & Under Maffra ........................205.45 Traralgon ...................201.92 Sale .............................169.60 Wonthaggi ..................145.99 Bairnsdale ..................132.76 Moe ...............................92.02 Drouin ...........................82.35 Leongatha......................72.41 Morwell .........................37.38 Warragul ........................34.69 15 & Under Sale .............................237.00 Maffra ........................181.32 Traralgon ...................214.00 Wonthaggi ..................158.68 Drouin ........................ 110.95 Bairnsdale ...................104.31 Moe ...............................61.20 Warragul ........................51.03 Leongatha......................45.45 Morwell .........................27.49

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Korumburra volleyball Results Round 11 A Grade: Bugs d Golliwogs (2:1) 25:22, 25:18, 10:18.. Giants d Pirates (3:0) 25:16, 25:16, 25:19. Champions d Warriors (2:1) 25:12, 25:22, 15:19.

B Grade: Panthers d Misfits (3:0) 25:5, 25:7, 25:20. HELP d Chargers (3:0) 25:13, 25:12, 25:16. Shark Bait d M.G. Holy Cows (2:1) 22:25, 26:24, 14:11.

Wonthaggi table tennis WONTHAGGI Table Tennis matches are continuing with a very successful season in to a second round. A Grade team Evil Minions (Michael Ede, Brittney Taylor) has been creeping up the ladder and is now within reach of the top spot. Cape Haven (Bruce Harmer, Luke Anstey) has been top of the ladder and unbeaten until last week when it lost narrowly to Zaad (Zach Anstey, Andrew Donohue). Zaad has been impressive lately and is now in third place. All seven A Grade teams are extremely competitive and the standard is at an all time high.

Ladders A Grade

Up and at ‘em: high flying Parrots Under 14s star Zac Caughey takes a hanger against a Moe Maroons opponent. The Parrots were too good for Moe, triumphing by 23 points in a low scoring affair.

the better of them in the last quarter. A game to be proud of however! Under 13s Leongatha 18 lost to Drouin 19 Awards: Nikya Wright (Paradise Pizza) and Georgia Pattison (Network Video) Well done girls! What an exciting game; it felt like a grand final. Lots of intercepts with everyone backing each other up and working together. Amazing 3rd quarter, you took control and really owned the court. Beautiful passes into the ring throughout a high scoring, intense game. Excellent work girls, come out firing next week.

Gippsland netball Results - Round 5

LDNA Umpires May 18

Well done on your first win for the season. Well played team game. Pressure applied all over the court and accurate shooting which brought home the win. Let’s continue this winning streak next week. Under 15s Leongatha 31 lost to Drouin 36 Awards: Kristy O’Loughlin (Nagels Pharmacy), Philippa Littlejohn (Baker’s Delight) and Sara Riseley (Marriots) A really good tough game by all. The girls came out hard today and played out a great game. They lead well to the ball and applied lots of pressure the whole way down the court. Up by one at three quarter time but unfortunately Drouin got

Cape Haven ............ 24 Evil Minions............ 24 Zaad......................... 16 Try Again (bye) ....... 16 Real Deal.................... 8 Inverloch .................... 8 New Chums................ 0 A Reserve

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HSM ........................ 24 The Opposition ....... 20 Blow Flys ................. 12 Hat Trick ................... 8 Hopeful ...................... 4 Stormers ..................... 4

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Terrible Two.............. 16 14 (31) The Vipers ................... 8 10 (24) The Vicious Two ......... 8 10 (21) Winners ....................... 4 10 (24) Slazenger (bye) ............ 4 6 (18) Leading players A Grade Michael Ede ..................... 14 (56) Bruce Harmer ................... 10 (49) Zach Anstey ..................... 10 (44) Justin Licis ...................... 10 (43) Case de Bondt .................. 10 (43) Dean Snelling ..................... 8 (43) A Reserve Heitor Hilberto ................. 11 (33) Hector Hilberto .................. 8 (27) Wayne Pitts ........................ 8 (25) Rod Kimmins ..................... 8 (24) Sean Michael...................... 7 (28) Denis Donohue................... 7 (26) Jacob Methven ................... 7 (21) B Grade Mackenzie Gardner ............ 8 (16) Matthew Kent..................... 5 (11) Leigh Allamby ................... 5 (11) Daniel Park......................... 4 (8)

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SPORT | • Football

Junior Power representatives FIVE young local footballers are enjoying the next level of football in the Under 15 and 16 Gippsland Power teams.

Aiming high: Grace McLean riding Victory Dance in the Cross Country Phase of the Horse Trials at Deniliquin on May 4 and 5.

Big leap: Carly Heislers and Dargans Grey up and over the Grade 1 Show Jumping event during the recent State horse trials at Deniliquin.

Under 15 players: Gareth Park, Ben Allen and Eddie Smith were selected to represent Gippsland Power recently. Success: Carly Heislers and Grace McLean following the presentations.

Grace rides to State success 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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Ethan Park and Bailey Harfield Park from Fish Creek Football Netball Club were chosen from over 140 boys for the Under 16 team. The pair trained three days a week from late October and then twice a

week in Traralgon from February. The team has competed against the Dandenong Stingrays where it not notched up a win. Both boys also performed well in a country carnival held in March. In the Under 15 team Gareth Park (FCFNC), Ben Allen (Tarwin FNC) and Eddie Smith (Foster FNC) were representing the local area. Allen was selected for the seconds team while

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YOUNG Wonthaggi Pony Club member Grace McLean has finished in fifth place in the Grade 2 section at the Pony Club Association of Victoria State Horse Trials competition at Deniliquin on May 4 and 5. Horse Trials are a three phase competition consisting of Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping. It provides a test requiring careful training of the horse and all-round ability of the rider. Grace and her lovely grey horse Victory Dance went clear in both the Cross Country and Showjumping rounds finishing the event on her Dressage Score which saw them finish in the top six. Another Wonthaggi Pony Club member Carly Heislers rode in the Grade 1 section and also finished the competition on her Dressage score placing 10th overall in her section. Both girls were required to ride at a number of Horse Trials events to qualify to ride at State Level. A total of 110 riders from across the state made the long trek up to Deniliquin.

Park and Smith were successful in making the first squad. Just prior to the country carnival Gareth sustained an avulsion fracture of the hip and was unable to play. Smith and Allen played

some good footy in their respective sides and will use the experience when competing for their local clubs. The three locals in the Under 15 team were selected from more than 160 hopefuls.

Power pair: Under 16 Gippsland Power players Bailey Harfield Park and Ethan Park represented Fish Creek Football Netball Club with the Gippsland squad recently.

No news for horse riders By Sarah Vella KEEN equestrians will have to wait around four weeks before any further details are released regarding the proposed equestrian centre for Stony Creek. Ian Murphy, South Gippsland Shire Council recreation officer informed The Star last week there is no update to provide at the present time, however, he said there may be some information in the next month. In September 2012, Jan Martin, director of community services at South Gippsland Shire Council said concept plans and cost estimates had been prepared

Invy boys compete for Aussie title INVERLOCH Lifesavers Luke Foster and Nick Leman competed at the Australian Titles at North Kirra, Queensland recently. After finishing first and second in the Victorian State titles for the two kilometre run they were keen to compete against other lifesavers from around Australia. Luke said, “We had been training weekly on soft sand and knew what to expect in terms of the sheer number of competitors and general excitement that hits you the moment you step onto the sand at Aussies”. Nick was the first Victorian over the finish line coming in ninth place with Luke finishing fourteenth out of a field of 35. Luke said, “The race was far more than eight minutes of torture running on the softest sand in the country, it is about strengthening relationships with other lifesavers nationwide”.

Off and racing: Nick Leman and Luke Foster (red/ yellow caps left of photo) on the starting line of the two kilometre run at the Australian Surf Life Saving Sports Titles.

identifying the improvements required at Stony Creek to provide a regional level equestrian facility. “The plans identify an indoor riding arena, sand based outdoor riding arenas, parking, storage, stalls and yards,” she said. Ms Martin said then engagement of the next stage would be broadening consultation to involve other local equestrian clubs, clubs from outside the municipality and relevant regional and state groups. “Working with these groups will assist in refining the concept plans, determining the potential use and regional support for the proposed improvements,” she said. “This information will be used to identify the economic benefit and viability of the proposed facility. “No decision has been made regarding the current site in Leongatha or in fact if we do proceed with a regional equestrian park, where it will be located. “As part of good business practice, council needs to consider whether retaining the Leongatha site for equestrian activities is the most effective use of this substantial parcel of land.”


Even competition THE matches played in round three of Leongatha badminton have highlighted the evenness of competition - greatly pleasing organisers. The Marc team produced a nice 12 point victory over Pound. Tim Bright played well for Pound, while Chris Holt and Karsten Krohn were the best players for Marc. Again another even contest saw Euro defeat Yen by five sets to four. Roger Callister, Paris Buckley and Tracey Miles were top performers for Euro. Steve Johnson was the stand-out for his team. Rupee cements top position with a solid 21 point win over Dollar. Joel Langstaff finally showed some form, well assisted

by his team-mates, Jason Richards was brilliant for the Dollar side. Finally, Shilling were too strong for cellar dwellers Franc. Glen O’Neill had a top match for his team, while young Ben Ryan pulled off a thrilling one point win in his singles over fill-in David Brown who shows a lot of promise.


Shilling 7/127 d Franc 2/66, Euro 5/115 d Yen 4/86, Marc 5/111 d Pound 4/99, Rupee 5/106 d Dollar 3/85.

Ladder Round 2 Rupee.......................................23 Shilling ....................................21 Dollar.......................................18 Marc ........................................17 Pound .......................................15 Euro ..........................................14 Yen ...........................................12 Franc ..........................................9

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BOWLS | SPORT Fish Creek THERES quite a lot of news this week with the presentation night and the club and ladies annual general meetings.

The presentation night was very successful with the highlight of the night the awarding of life membership to Maureen and George Napier. They have both worked tirelessly for the club over many years and still pay important parts with Maureen the club treasurer and George still playing bowls and helping out whenever needed. Congratulations to them both. Lee McKenzie received his Men’s Championship Medal, Milton Heywood weighted down with his singles runnerup medal, the pairs medal with Robert Mortlock and the 21-up medal. You have obviously settled down very comfortably at Fish Creek, Milton. Congrat-


WHAT a massive week we’ve had at Mardan this week! Firstly the pennant teams played against each other in the second round of the competition and it was a hard fought game.

Although you wouldn’t have thought so if the first three ends were anything to go by. Purple took an early lead and it looked as though both teams were playing as one as the kitty rolled off for four and by the half way mark they were 11 shots clear! But as the night progressed Gold managed to claw back some of the points and came to within 2 shots with 3 ends to play. At the end of the night

Tarwin Bowls

ON Saturday, May 4 we held our Presentation Night. A wonderful meal was served to all who attended. Of course the stars of the night were the bowlers who received trophies. Our club champions were Bev Martin and Arthur Newsome with the runners-up being Helen Twite and Steve Graham. The men’s B Grade cham-

Loch and district

On Friday evening recently we gathered in the Clubhouse for our Presentation Night. After an enjoyable meal presentations were made to the winners and runners up for club events this season.

ulations to Ashton Farrell on winning the 100-up championship and Andy and Marie Kerr winning the mixed pairs. Diane as the ladies singles champion and Diane and Irene Staley as the ladies pairs champions received their medals at the ladies A.G.M. as they were not available for presentation night. The ladies had an especially enjoyable A.G.M. combining it with presentations to Diane and Irene and having a beautiful lunch provided by the lady bowlers. It was so successful we hope to have this special lunch every year on this day. There were very few changes to the committee with Meree continuing as president, Diane going up to senior vice president and Brenda agreeing to be junior vice president. The club AGM welcomed Duillo Stefani as their new

Ladies Pairs winners: Diane Buckland and Irene Staley. Dianne was also the ladies’ champion. president, Neville Buckland as senior vice president and Colin Bell as junior vice president. Best of luck to all new and continuing officers. Last Thursday was the first

of the winter men’s triples and they had a fabulous day for it with a full green. Gary Talbot’s team from Traralgon were the winners with Trevor Fink’s team from Yarram the runners up.

Mardan Purple won by 6 shots, which was a great result either way. On Wednesday, May 8 we held our singles play offs and commenced at 7pm- ish with four mats accommodating the matches. Both groups, men and ladies, played throughout the night and after being witness some very well contested games and seeing Vito and Mark Serafino play off for a semi-final place, an event which may not have happened before between father and son in the club. By the end of the night we were left with the following players to face off in the finals 7pm next Wednesday: Ladies final will be: Bev Greenwood versus Jeanette Grady Men’s final will be:C l i f f

Smith versus Vito Serafino Finally we had our annual social night with Wonthaggi which was held at the Dumbalk Hall. This is, we think, the 55th year that the event has taken place and there were a total of 40 bowlers who made up the 12 teams. The normal 3 games of 8 ends were played and teams were a mix of players from both clubs. This night is always a great night and whilst there are always some who need to win at all costs, the majority just play and enjoy the night. The end result was that there were winners from both clubs and in the spirit of the game lots of playful banter was exchanged between players throughout the night. The runners-up with 2 wins a draw 15ends were: R o n

Baker, Pat Bayley, Ann Plowman and Ron Snooks (skip) The winners with 3 wins were: John Mattock, Nic Rutjens and Ray Ware (skip). Congratulations to those teams and thanks to everyone from both clubs who came along, we look forward to our return night at Wonthaggi later in the year. After a very busy week we return to normal on Tuesday 14th with Pennant when we host Buffalo Yellow and Korumburra White at home. The singles finals will commence at 7pm on Wednesday 15th followed by the normal social night which we hope will get under way by 8:45pm. Thanks again to all those players who have been taken part in the past week’s events.

pion was Craig Williams. The 100- up winners were Robyn Griffiths and Steve Graham, and 21-up winners Robyn Griffiths and Arthur Newsome. The Men’s Championship Pairs was won by Bill Massier and Steve Graham whilst the Ladies Club Pairs was won by Helen Twite and Val O’Loughlin. The Mixed Pairs was won by Robyn and Paul Griffiths. The special awards for the most improved players was revealed

on the night with the winners being Bron Ellen and Alan Marshall. The pennant best player awards in the ladies divisions was hotly contested with Division 3 being won by Gwen Bright and Division 2 being a 3 way tie between Mavis Cridge, Robyn Griffiths and Heatgher Marshall. In the Men’s Divisions the runaway winner was Steve Graham. All Players are asked to remember that on Sunday, May

19 we are having a Venus Bay versus the Rest commencing at 1.00 p.m. Dress is Mufti so please come along and make this a good day. On Wednesday, May 29 commencing at 10am the ladies invite any interested persons to attend our annual autumn and winter fashion clothing display with Kay’s Classic Fashions. Cost is $10 for morning tea and a light luncheon. If you would like to attend please let Bev know on 56637117.

Awards went to, Club Champions, Brenton Hackett and Jenny Miller; runner-ups were Robert Glover and Gay Garry. 21 UP winners were Jenny Miller and Alan Provis, with the runners up being Bev Bowcher and Max Crawford. The 100 UP winners were Max Crawford and Jenny Miller with Alan Provis and

Val Kennedy being runners up. Mens Pairs winners were Alan Provis and Graham Turton with Robert Glover and John Tuckfield being the runners-up . Ladies Handicap Pairs went to Gay Garry and Heather Garnham, who have the pleasure of having the Susie Stewart Memorial Cups for a

year, with Margaret Fraser and Maxine Crawford in second place. Ladies Champion Pairs winners were Jenny Miller and Thelma Sexton with Katherine Moss and Morag Revell runners up. Mixed Pairs were taken out by Greg Hodge and Jenny Miller with Jim Riddell and Skye Twite as runners up. Well done to Skye who is our youngest member. Jenny went on to become SGBD Champion after twice as runner up. She and Thelma also went on to be SGBD Champion Pairs runners up. Well done to you all and may the good competitions also continue next season. The Ladies Section has already had its AGM with the Committee of Management AGM to be on Monday evening May 27 at 7.30pm. Carpet Bowls Annual Meeting was held on Saturday with the bowling starting following the meeting. Throughout the next few months, Carpet Bowls will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7 pm and Thursday and Saturday afternoons from 1pm. All welcome; you don’t have to be a lawn bowler to participate indoors. Best wishes to all in whatever you do over the winter, see you all towards the end of August to gear up for the next season.

Wind-up night: there were some pleased bowlers as the men and mixed teams collect their trophies.

All smiles: Loch bowls ladies presentation night winners.

They’ve got the look: the ladies from Wonthaggi outdid themselves yet again! Tiaras, sparkle and denim overload.

Inverloch ladies TABLES of ladies dusted off their bling and denim for the annual Wine and Dine luncheon which was held in the upstairs clubroom on Tuesday, May 7. The theme of the day was Denim and Diamonds and the ladies dressed to impress. The tables were beautifully decorated by Marg Flett and her helpers and captured the theme and set the mood. Close to 90 ladies enjoyed a smorgasbord luncheon of meat skewers and delicious spread of salads. This was followed by decadent desserts of various cheesecakes, pavlovas and more. To burn off all those calories, we were entertained by Pam and Howard Rowe of Duo Melodica from Mt Eliza. There was much laughter and singing, jokes and raffle prizes. The dance floor was rocking all afternoon long. Thanks to ladies who contributed the salads and afternoon tea. To our men waiters who kept us well fed and watered and took over kitchen duty so the ladies could enjoy their day, we are very grateful for your help. Our Winter Bowls started on a day anything but wintery. The sun shone and temperature was more early summer than early winter when 26 players arrived on Saturday, May 11 to begin the winter bowling season. There were 2 games of

SGIBBA pennant IN the second round of Fish Creek are the only two game winners. Last week’s results are: Fish Creek Red 24 d Buffalo, Yellow 21, Dumbalk Green 26 d Foster Black 17, Korumburra White 24 d Korumburra Blue 17, Mardan Gold 23 lt Mardan Purple 29.

Ladder Fish Creek Red ...................+7 Korumburra Blue ............+17 Foster Black ........................+9 Korumburra White ............+5 Mardan Purple......................+3 Mardan Gold .........................-4 Dumbalk Green ...................-15 Buffalo Yellow ....................-22

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Next week’s games: Dumbalk Green v Korumburra White, Foster Black v Fish Creek Red, Mardan Purple v Buffalo Yellow, Mardan Gold v Korumburra Blue.

12 ends. The winner for the day was Ron Burge, Murray Ohms, Gary Hardy and Claus Salger. This team included some visitors from Wonthaggi. There were also prizes for the best first game going to Ron Kee, Gary Scott, Arthur Moule and Jim Scott; best last game winners of Harry Dunn, Nell Van Grunsven and Ronnie Rees. An Encouragement Award was presented to the team of Gail Burge, Judy Parker and Alan

Johnstone. Thanks Nic for donating your award winning ginger beer as prizes. Raffle winners were Ron Burge, Christine Gilman and Alan Johnstone. Winter Bowls will be held twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday starting at 11.00am. Please have your names in by 10.00am. Hope to see you on Wednesday, May 15. Our next Friday night meal will be held on this coming Friday, May 17. Come and enjoy.

Sparkling: from left Debbie Williams, Rhonda Davies, Marea Kiekebosch, Anne Hardy.

Having fun: Helen Twite and her table enjoy the afternoon.

Leongatha WEDNESDAY, May 8 saw 10 teams in action for the midweek social bowls. The winners were Allan Rayson (s) and Jim Lye with three wins plus 39, runners-up \R. Trotman (s) and Joan Bee with three wins plus 10. Saturday, May 11 saw 10 teams in action in a social bowls event and the winners were F. Filomeno (s) and J. Pedergast with two wins plus 31, runners-up R. Trotman (s) and Elaine White with two wins plus six. Reminders: Leongatha club’s organised social bowls will be in recess after Saturday, June 15 until Saturday, August

Buffalo indoor ANOTHER good night of bowling on Wednesday, May 8 with 17 bowlers at Buffalo. Five teams of three and one of two were selected, with close results at the end of the three games. To vary the night’s bowling, the first game saw eight bowls used, the second game seven bowls when skippers had three chances, and the last game six bowls with two each. Graeme Tobias (s) and Glenys Pilkington bowled well, and the only team with three wins and declared the night’s winners (WWW) 15 ends. Second on countback Rod McConchie (s), Ian Benson and Andrew Hanks (WLW) 13 ends,

17, however if any bowlers wish to arrange to play during this period they may do so only on the green that has been indicated by the greenskeeper on the board near the match committee room. Also there will be no more Kitty Club tea nights until Friday night, October 4 as the catering staff will also be taking a well earned break. The next cleaning roster is now displayed on the board room noticeboard for the months of June and July, and if any member has any queries please contact Anne Lye on 5662 4270 or Susan Crough on 5662 2599. Until the next report, good bowling - ‘Jackhigh’.

third Charlie Tumino (s), Peter Heldens and Joyce Occhipinti (WWL) 12 ends, fourth Alex Thompson (s), Carolyn Benson and Mary Tumino (WWL) 13 ends, fifth Bill Wolswinkle (s), Joe Occhipinti and Kevin Robinson (LLW) 10 ends, and sixth Toni Heldens (s), Col Densley and Ruth Harrison (LLL) nine ends. Best 1st game Charlie 144, 2nd Alex 10-2, 3rd Glenys 10-6. Lots of prizes for lucky tickets and thanks to all donors of prizes. During supper Toni brought out a basket of flowers and presented them to everyone for Mother’s Day - this was greatly appreciated. Get well wishes to Ron Gloster from all the bowlers.

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SPORT | GOLF Leongatha Golf SIXTY-FIVE players took part in a Stroke round on Saturday in ideal conditions. Andrew Macfarlane (7) had the best gross score of the day with 79 and also took out the A Grade event with a net 72. Craig Hams (14) won the B Grade event and the Monthly Medal with a net 70 whilst Alan Cooper (26), a visitor won the C Grade event with a nett 71. The Pro Pin and NTP on the 14th was taken out by Bryan McCorkell and Ian Nunn won the NTP on the 16th. Balls were awarded to B. McCorkell R. Martin P. Waters B. Hutton B. Attwood I. Watson D. Vorwerg R. Findlay G. Carcour I. Murchie J. Smith P. Hart P. Brownlie F. Debono J. Fraser and R. Davies. LyreBird Hill Winery in Koonwarra sponsored a 4 Ball Stableford event on Tuesday and the winning team with 44 points was Alan Edney (17) and Ian Murchie (13). Runners-up

Meeniyan SATURDAY’S event was the second round of the championships played in unseasonably warm weather. The day’s stroke event, kindly sponsored by Stewarts Tyres, saw R.McKnight (5) take out A Grade with 72, closely followed by P. Vandermeer (16) with 73. B Grade went to J.Cusack (27) with 74 and R.Hannay (22) was runner-up with 76. The A Graders continued their good fortune with R.McKnight taking the pro pin and P.Vandermeer taking NTP.

Meeniyan ladies

THE second round of the ladies championships held in much better conditions than the first round with the course presented beautifully. This week’s IGA Meeniyan sponsored winners were division one Dot Christie with a fine 72 net, division two went to Nancye Hammet with 75 net, division three was won by Helen Helms Boyle with a great 77 net. The final round of the championships will be on Wednesday, May 15. We wish


OUR four-man ambrose event was sponsored by Hay’s Jewellers. The open winners with 53¼ were W. Jones, M. Jones, F. Dekker and G. Marshman. The beginners event going to L. Dowling, Z. Trease, N. Lovie and M. Craig. Nearest the pins went to Nathan Lovie and Brian Hogan, while balls went to G. Calder, A. Hillis, R. Turner, C. Hall; M. Grist, W. Turner, C. Gourlay, M. Borschman;

Woorayl ladies

A lovely sunny day saw 25 ladies take to the course for a Stableford round which was also the second round of the Tony McLeod 36 Hole Stableford Aggregate Event. This was won by Ann Poole with 64 points .In the daily event the A Grade winner was Chris Perrett, 33points.B Grade winner was Jenny Riseley,31points.C Grade

with 43 points on a count back were Peter Hobson (23) and Ray Burton (12). Keith Godridge had a good day on the Par 3’s taking out both NTP’s on the 14th and 16th. Ian Barlow also had a good day with an Eagle 2 on the difficult Par 4, 12th hole. Balls DTL went to O. Vandervorm B. Fiek K. Godridge B. Borg G. Hines T. Bruinewoud I. Barlow and G. Maher. Fifty-seven players took part in a Stableford event on Thursday with Peter Cannon (12) successful in A Grade with 38 points. Neil Penney (17) took out B Grade with 35points and Fred Debono won C Grade with 33 points. Peter Cannon won the NTP on the 14th and Dave Vorwerg on the 16th. Balls DTL were awarded to J. Smith R. McRobert I. Barlow B. Hutton G. McRitchie N. Hughes D. Clarke D. Vorwerg P. Waters B. Clark J. Moor P. Hobson L. Newton and B. Birrel. N. Waugh was unfortunately absent for the member’s draw and P.Johnston is signing up for putting lessons. Tuesday’s singles stableford was won by J.Cusack (27) with 37 points, a clear winner as the next best score was J.Hyett (34) with 33. Balls went to L.Hemphill, D.McIntyre and I.Warman. Best nine to P. Johnston and NTP to F.Stalker. Next Saturday is the final round of the championships with a celebratory dinner that night. Good luck to all the finalists. Please contact the club ASAP to book your meal. all players good hitting and look forward to congratulating the 2013 men’s and ladies champions in each grade at the Championship dinner on Saturday, May 18. All members are invited to attend. Congratulations also to Sheila Constantine and Jan Trease in winning the A Grade handicap and to Veronica Park and Helen Helms Boyle on winning both the scratch and handicap B Grade section of the district golf’s Joyce Berry 4BBB at Meeniyan on Thursday. D. Lim, D. Hughes, the Dwyer bros.; R. Symmonds, M. Symmonds, T. Johnston, M. Johnson. We also had a NAGA which went to R. Beilby, B. Hughes, M. Collins, R. Gourlay. Next week Colliers Independent Floors will sponsor our fourball event which is also the qualifying day for the A. and G. Wilson event. Mothers and wives should not be cooking on Thursday as it is our meal and raffle night.

winner was Inge Giliam, 32points.DTL Balls to Karin McKenzie, Fay Maynard, Laurel Cox, Dianne O’Connor, Elsie McBride.NTP on 8th was Chris Perrett, 11th was Sue Symmons 17th was Iris Mcleod. Next week is the final round of the Dianne and John O’Connor 4BBB Stableford Event, sponsored by Pomegranate ladies wear. Leongatha ladies May 8 Conditions were perfect for both golf and fires on Wednesday. Play was interrupted at the tail of the field while two local fire brigades attended a small blaze on the perimeter of the course. Thanks to the prompt action of the brigades and the group of vigilant players who spotted the blaze and reported it to the club house. Nancy Sperling, a recent octogenarian, won A Grade with 35 points, on a count back from Jocelyn

Howson. B Grade was won by Shirley Welsford with 35 points on a count back from Fay Quilford. Shirley was also the joint sponsor of the event with Julie Howard. C Grade was won by Jackie Barraclough with 34 points. Jackie also won the nearest the pin on the 16th. Coral Gray was closest on the 14th. Down the line balls were won by Jocelyn Howson and Fay Quilford with 35 points, Bev Martin 34, Isobel Sutherland 33, Toni West and Marianne Leaver 32, Kerry Hogan and Sharyn Rayson 31 and

Ann Gibson 29, on a count back from several others. Hannah Martin won the 9 hole competition with 20 points. Congratulations to Nancy Sperling and Noreen Williams for winning the N. A. Sperling 4BBB Par Knockout board event. Saturday May 11th Winner: Anne Gibson 99/20/79 on a count back. Down the line: Helen Fraser, Loris Clark and Di Williams 79 net, Kerry Hogan 80 net. Nearest the pin: Di Williams .

Wonthaggi ON Saturday we played the first round of our Ken Chisolm fourball championship. A Grade winners were C. Geeves and B. Vanagtmaal +8, B Grade C. Pallat and J. Davies +7, C Grade H. Mackinder and P. Chapman +6. Balls down the line: M. Scott and D. Crellin, G. Turner and B. Dicker, P. Hanley and R. Hender, D. Tilley and D. Birt, S. Lang and J. Rosa , K. O’Halloran and D. Paproth all +6. Scratch: M. Scott and D. Crellin 67. Nearest the pin: 2nd K. Bayley, 8th L. Strosser, 13th J. Harvey, 17th J. Walsh.

Korumburra ladies

Wednesday winners: Shirley Welsford (B Grade winner and joint sponsor), Nancy Sperling (A Grade) and Jackie Barraclough (C Grade) at Leongatha Golf Club.

Foster CONDITIONS – amazing to reach this late stage with so little rain. The fairways are running fast and the greens are good - perfect for great scoring. Tuesday May 7: Freddie Tyers (11) won again with 39 pts, and balls down the line to Greg Paine (16) on 37 pts and A. Howell (10) 36 pts. Nearest the pin was also A. Howell. It was great to see our old honorary ex club pro Glen McCully down for a visit, and he showed he had lost none of his touch to shoot 73 off-the-stick and have 38 pts off a three handicap. Thursday May 9: David Hutchinson (10) won with 35 pts, with down the line balls to Gary Clavarino (15) on 34 pts and Kevin Flett (5) on 33 pts. Nearest the pin was Larry Giddy.. Friday, May 10: Master chook bandit Geoff Nott (29) made it 2 in a row winning with 19 pts. Down the line balls to Steve Reid, Kevin Witheridge and Tony Vanin - all on 18 pts. Nearest the pins went to Kevin Witheridge and Steve Reid. Saturday, May 11: This was Foster Plate Day for trophies from Drummonds Golf. There was a great field of 80 players and the weather and conditions were superlative. The Plate winners were the Foster No. 9 team with 115 pts, being Kane Esler (17) 41 pts, Scott Rathjen (7) 38 pts, David Knee (12) 36 pts and Cam Downing (12) 24 pts. Runners-up were the Foster No. 11 team with 112 pts - being Gary Clavarino (15) 42 pts, Damien Soderlund (18) 38 pts, Andrew Naylor (18) 32 pts and Dean Walker (26) 29 pts. The scratch winner was G. Geisler (8) from Moe with 75 on a countback from Scott Rathjen and Kevin Flett. A Grade winner was A.

Bowler (13) from Mirboo North on 38 pts, with runnerup Scott Rathjen also on 38 pts on a further countback from Kevin Flett and Paul Robertson. B Grade winner was Gary Clavarino (15) on 42 pts from Kane Esler (17) 41 pts. Down the line balls went to Clarke Gray 40 pts, Phil Nightingall and M. Atkins both on 39 pts, Kevin Flett and Paul Robertson both on 38 pts, and Pat McKay, Greg Paine, Noel Black, N. Ditta, Tim Gash and B. Calderara all on 37 pts. Nearest the pins were won by G. Lincham, D. Adamson, M. Atkins, M. Roberts and Athol McGrath. Cam Downing topped off his victory in the Plate winning team by taking the NAGA with 24 pts. Pennant final Division 2 this Sunday. May 19. We play Lang Lang in the Division 2 pennant final this Sunday. The match is to be played at the Korumburra Golf Club and we hit off the 1st tee at 9.45 am. Good luck to captain James Freeman and the rest of the team.

Korumburra THERE were 55 players on Saturday, May 11 for the par competition which was sponsored by John Little. A Grade (7 hcp): A. Haywood (Lang Lang) +4 on countback, B. Lovitt +4, runner-up P. Hopkins +1. Balls down the line: T. O’Neill sq, A. Viillenger -1, L. Sharp -1, R. Ludenia -1, L. Guilfoyle -1, N. Perks -1. B Grade (15 hcp): I. Gibson +3, runner-up J.

The players would welcome support from any members who would like to make the trip. Golf etiquette - R & A Rules. As prescribed in the R & A rules “Players should always show consideration for other players on the course and should not disturb other players by moving, talking or making unnecessary noise. Players should ensure that any electronic device taken onto the course does not distract other players.” The onus is thus on players with electronic devices to use same discreetly. Members draw May 11: Barbara Jones was not present to collect the $500 for the members draw. You need to be in the clubhouse between 7 and 8pm to be eligible to win. Coming events: Thursday, May 16 - stableford; Friday, May 17 chicken run - holes 1 to 9; Saturday, May 18 - 4BBB par; Tuesday, May 19 - Division 2 pennant final Korumburra. The Happy Hooker.

Watts -1. C Grade (26 hcp): A. Twite +2 on countback, runner-up M. Deleeuw. Ball down the line P. Broady sq. Nearest the pin: 1st I. Gibson, 7th Alby Rosa, 10th T. Marotti, 13th R. Crawford. NAGA: B. Clasby -11. Tuesday’s winner was J. Little with 41 pts and Thursday was L. Sharp 36 pts. Please note spotters are needed for the pennant finals on Sunday.

We were fortunate to have magnificent weather over a busy golfing week for many of our members. We thank Your Style Store for the generous sponsorship of the trophies over the final round of the championships, which was played over two days. On Wednesday, we had a Stableford competition, as well as the final round of D Grade championships. The winner on the day was Marg Young (20) 27 points and the runner-up, on a count-back, was Jan Follet (45). Balls down the line went to Julie Brannigan and Jean White with 26 points and Julie Hislop with 25 points. There was only one nearest the pin, and that was Jan Follett on the 13th green. Congratulations to Sharon Adams who gained her handicap of 45 after submitting three cards and we hope Sharon enjoys many years of golfing ahead. On Thursday, there was a stroke event and also the third round of A, B and C Grade Championships. The winner of Division 1 (0 -22) was Norrie Little (17) 74 net and runner-up was Joan Peters (22) 76 net. Carie Harding (31) won Division 2 (23-39) with 78 net and Betty Thomson (25) was runner-up with 80 net. Norrie Little was nearest the pin on the 1st and Marg Clasby on the 13th. Balls down the line went to Marg Clasby, 77 net, Lee Clements, 78 net and Jan Hewitt with 78 net. Thank you to all the women who played over three weeks in our club championships and congratulations to the winners and runners-up, particularly to Lee Clements who is our 2013 Club Champion. The results are as follows: A Grade: Scratch Score - Champion - Lee Clements, 275 gross, runner-up – Norrie Little, 288 gross. Handicap winner - Norrie Little, 237 net, runner-up Marg Clasby, 239 net. B Grade: Scratch Score – Champion – Joan Peters,

This Saturday we will all be hitting off the 10th tee as there is a wedding on the 18th fairway in the afternoon, so prepare yourself for the opening two par fives, and remember it is the same for everyone. Our Division 3 and 4 men’s pennant sides play their finals this Sunday at Korumburra. Good luck to our boys, and I urge all members to make the trip and support our teams. On Saturday, May 25 at 7pm everyone is invited to our 2013 pennant presentation night, with our medal count, DJ Jordan and some interesting speeches. Good luck to everyone this weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on the course.

307 gross; runner-up – Jan Hewitt, 310 gross. Handicap winner – Joan Peters, 244 net, on a countback from Jan Hewitt. C Grade: Scratch Score - Champion - Corrie George, 330 gross; runner-up - Carie Harding, 346 gross. Handicap winner - Carie Harding, 253 net, Runner-up - Corrie George, 255 net. D Grade: Champion Jean White, 81 stableford points; runner-up, Lyn Perks, 80 points. Seniors: Net Aggregate scores - Norrie Little, 237 net; runner-up - Marg Clasby, 239 net. Last Monday was the final round of pennant with some close contests for the flag. We appreciate the support of the regular players and those willing to be emergencies for the teams. Also, thanks to the people who helped with the course, catering and bookwork through the last seven weeks of pennant. Acquaintances and friendships develop with people from our surrounding clubs through playing pennant and we look forward to the next competition in 2014. Section 2 played Woorayl at Phillip Island and had a solid 5/0 win. Korumburra was pleased to win the most games over the season but ended up second behind Phillip Island, who won the pennant, as they were ahead by two premiership points. Section 3 played Lang Lang at Lang Lang but went down 3/2, finishing third on the ladder, with Meeniyan winning the flag. One team travelled to Meeniyan on Thursday for the SGLGA 4BBB Par event and the girls were pleased to win a ball down the line. Last Saturday, nine women played in a Par event. The winner was Lee Clements (12) +2 and the runner up was Moira Rogers (15) -3. Lee was also nearest the pin on the 1st and the 13th greens. Next Wednesday, there is a time sheet for the qualifying round of the McLaren 4 Ball Par event which is sponsored by Di Freene.

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Challenging the world under water By Jacob de Kunder

third. “On the last day of the competition there were try outs for the national team so I gave it a go and got in which I was pretty happy with.” Trumble will be heading to Hungary with his 10 other team mates for the world titles in August. Being in the national team means training is intense. “I have to train in Tasmania because most of the team are Tasmanian or from Western Australian,” Trumble said. “Because of that I can’t really train with anyone else locally so I’ve been training at Wonthaggi and Monash by myself,” he said. “I usually do two games a week in a good week, three swims and extra stuff like boxing for cardio fitness on top of that.” Even though his height would be advantageous in other sports it’s a catch 22 for the young gun. “You have to do tight, quick circles quite often when the play passes you and the height is a disadvantage in that respect,” Trumble said. “But when it comes to reach and coverage it is great because I can reach out and rip the puck out of play and get things moving,” he said. If you are interested in underwater hockey go to the Wonthaggi pool at 7pm on Thursdays to see what it is all about.

IF you met Mungo Trumble you would think his six foot plus frame would be more suited on the football field or basketball court but that’s not the case. The 16 year old instead enjoys his time playing under water hockey. He is in fact a natural and has qualified for the Under 19 Australian team.

At this point a confused look will come over most people’s faces trying to grasp the concept of a hockey field covered in water but as the Kongwak boy puts it, “Forget everything you know about field hockey.” “Think of someone swimming along the bottom of the pool with a snorkel pushing along a heavy puck with a small one handed stick,” Trumble said. “And the aim is to get the puck into the goal tray at your end of the pool,” he said. “Of course there are team dynamics and position and everything just like any other sport as well.” After starting in the sport just a few years ago Trumble has made leaps and bounds. “I got in through a primary school teacher of mine who got my little brother into it and then I got into it and loved it,” Trumble said. “Then last year they said they were going to have Victorian team of juniors which they hadn’t had for the past couple of years due to lack of numbers and stuff so I tried out and made it,” he said. “Then I went off to nationals in Hobart and came

Left, Hockey rocker: Kongwak’s Mungo Trumble will be representing the country in underwater hockey in August as part of the national under 19s team.

Wonthaggi takes school surfing title IN A dominant display of surfing Wonthaggi Secondary College took out the public schools teams’ event at the Victorian School Surfing Titles recently.

Wonthaggi winners: the Wonthaggi Secondary School team took out the public schools event at the Victorian School Surfing Titles. Photo credit Cahill Bell-Warren

Funding win for Wonthaggi clubs

• Basketball

WONTHAGGI sporting clubs have been successful in the recent Victalent grants program announced by the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Hugh Delahunty this week. Member for Bass Ken Smith MP is pleased to see two Bass Coast sporting clubs have been successful and said, “Wonthaggi Table Tennis Association has two successful recipients and Wonthaggi United Soccer Club successfully gained funding for one recipient in the second phase of the 2013 Victalent grants program.,” “It is terrific these two clubs took advantage of and applied for VicTalent funding which is provides assistance to clubs for training and competition travel costs incurred. “Rural and regional sports trainers, coaches, team managers and competitors have to accept extra travelling costs as a part of the sport or recreational club they belong to. The State Government recognises this and The Victalent program offers up to $500 per nominee to support the volunteers who give their time to ensure we have the sporting clubs and facilities so they can enjoy being active and social in their community,” said Mr Smith. The Victoria Government announced a total of $176,000 funding to 133 local sport and recreation initiatives in the latest Victalent and Country Action Grant Scheme grants. Wonthaggi Clubs Successful in Funding for Travel Expenses.

THE Leongatha Lightning Under 14A basketball team spent a very competitive

With 2013 Victorian Junior Champion, Walter Hiatt, Wonthaggi were favorites to take out the title and did not disappoint. Hiatt scored a 9.0 and a 7.5 in the final to help Wonthaggi take it out. Noah Cooney, Courtney Dunlop and Taj McEntee were all contributing members to the winning team who placed ahead of Surf Coast Secondary College. Lorne P-12 and Mallacoota placed in third and fourth respectively. The individual’s event was held in stormy conditions while Tristan Forass (Jan Juc) took out the Under 19 Boys final in the junky waves over fellow Jan Juc surfer Cody Robinson. Phillip Island boys, Francis Meade and Noah

Cooney placed in third and fourth respectively. The under 19 girls saw the local again take it out, with Zoe Clarke using her knowledge of Jan Juc to take the win. Courtney Dunlop (Phillip Island) placed in second with Jemima Hutchins (Barwon Heads) and Kelly Laity (Sandy Point) in third and fourth. Other winners were Joe Van Dijk (Phillip Island), India Robinson (Jan Juc), Piper Harrison (Mt Eliza) and Xavier Huxtable (Jan Juc). Geelong College took the honors on Thursday over fellow Geelong school, Christain College. Geelong College had a powerhouse team consisting of brother sister combination Henry and Jemima Hutchins, Tom Wright and lead by former student Harry Mann as head coach. Phillip Island’s Newhaven College, placed in third despite Joe Van Dijk scoring a 10 in the final. St. Ignatius College placed in fourth.

Lightning reach grand final weekend at Foster. The first game up against Foster was a tough won and the scores didn’t

really indicate the quality of the game played by both teams, our boys came out winners by 18 points.

Leongatha Lightning: finished runners-up to Korumburra at the Foster tournament recently; Jacob Lamers, Harrison Cumming, Cam Olden, Jack Hume, Riley Coleman, Rick Coleman, Mason McGannon, Zayn Clark and Tom Martin.

The second game our boys started off alright against Warragul but with Harrison going down with an injury in the dying minutes of the first half we never really recovered and missed that extra height under the ring. We went down by 15 points. Our last game against Traralgon was won quite convincingly by the boys who gave us enough percentage to play off in the finals. We ended up playing Korumburra in the grand final. After a very slow start the boys decided it was time to get their act together, but unfortunately an 18 point lead was very hard to come back from. However the boys gave it a crack and in the dying minutes they were able to get the score down to a respectable 10 point deficit. It was great to see Zayn

Clark get the MVP for the game, congratulations and well deserved Zayn. The boys all played well and have had an enjoyable season under Rick. Thank you to Rick for your time in training the boys and the parents who helped out on the weekend, it was much appreciated.

MVP: Zayn Clark

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• Soccer

Korumburra City

Knight’s men score narrow win

KNIGHT’S senior men scored a well deserved victory with a one-nil win over Wonthaggi despite playing most of the game with ten men. The team for Sunday was Forday Camara (player-coach), Darren Finnie (player-assistant coach), Brett Hamm, Jason Cooke, Travis Bennett, Stu McNaughton (captain), Jason Lee, Tim Barker, Andrew Angwin, Raj Ruthirathas, Billy Garcia, Cameron Murray, Darcy O’Connor, Mike Van Eck, and Lee Kirkus. First half: A narrow loss in the first round to Phillip Island, followed by a heavy defeat to Drouin in the second, meant the Leongatha Knights headed to Wonthaggi desperate for a positive result to build confidence and momentum for the rest of the season. The day got off to a lessthan-ideal start, however, when Leongatha’s exciting goalkeeping recruit, Dale Morris, pulled up with a groin injury just before kick-off. From the start, Leongatha were unrecognisable from the side that lost to Drouin two weeks ago, dominating play and keeping the ball in Wonthaggi’s half. However, a bizarre straight red card to midfielder Tim Barker saw the Knights down to 10 men with threequarters of the match to play, and an injury to captain Stu McNaughton made prospects even more difficult. Despite the setbacks, however, Leongatha kept their heads up, stayed calm, and might have led 1-0 at halftime from an excellent Billy Garcia strike if not for some

fine Wonthaggi keeping. Half Time Score: Wonthaggi 0 – Leongatha 0. Second half: The 10-man Knights continued the second as they finished the first. Young gun Darcy O’Connor was simply superb in front of a disciplined Leongatha defence led by Wonthaggi old-boy, Darren Finnie, coolly breaking up play and starting attack after attack for Leongatha. Fine interplay in the forward third from the likes of Mike Van Eck, Jason Lee, Cameron Murray, and—in particular—striker Billy Garcia, saw Leongatha create a string of chances they were unlucky not to convert. With the scores locked at 0-0 and with a man advantage, Wonthaggi finally generated a short spell of forward pressure midway through the half, springing Leongatha’s offside trap with a couple of long balls over the top and resulting in

a pair of clean breakaways. Knights keeper, Brett Hamm, proved equal to the task, however, and denied them both with some fine aggressive keeping. Then, not a minute after Wonthaggi’s best chance produced a crucial stop, Leongatha marched up the other end of the pitch and put the ball in the back of the net with a neat move finished by Uruguayan hot-shot, Garcia. Before the final whistle, the Knights would generate enough chances to win by three or four but the single goal proved enough. With only minutes to go Wonthaggi were themselves reduced to 10 men, and Leongatha ran out the clock to head home with points on the board and the confidence of a hardearned clean sheet. Final scores: Wonthaggi 0 – Leongatha 1. Leongatha Man Of The Match: Two-way tie – Darcy O’Connor and Billy Garcia.

Leongatha Under 16 soccer

ball well out wide stretching the Knights and exposing space in behind Leongatha’s defence leaving the Knights asking questions at half time down 4 to nil. In the second half Leongatha started strongly, pressing forward in Wonthaggi’s half using all the width Wonthaggi had to offer, several shots on goal from long range were easily saved by Wonthaggi’s keeper. Wonthaggi pressed forward mid half to number 5 for the Wolves making Leongatha’s chance of a point almost out of range.

Leongatha’s captain lost the toss and the Knights played into the wind in the first half. Leongatha started in control, shifting the ball well through the midfield inside Wonthaggi’s half. The Wolves (Wonthaggi) regained control making Leongatha work hard in defence and it wasn’t long before Wonthaggi broke the lines and found the back of Leongatha’s net. Wonthaggi worked the

Match reports 12/05/2013 Senior Men Trafalgar seniors came to Korumburra and showed the Burra seniors what good football is all about leading at half time 5-0. Korumburra showed their never say die courage and played out the full 90 minutes with Trafalgar scoring another 3 goals for the second half. Korumburra had some opportunities to score but to no avail with Trafalgar running out winners 8-0. Womens Korumburra’s women’s side played a good game against Trafalgar. Kate Rodda scored first for Korumburra but Trafalgar had the lead 3-1 at the half time break. In the second half Bree Allen scored a great goal as the kick went over the Trafalgar keepers head but Trafalgar held on to win a good game 4-2 Reserves Korumburra hosted Trafalgar for the first time and both sides were hard at it in a fairly even first half, Trafalgar scoring The Knights would not lie down to an experienced outfit and defended well, creating several scoring opportunities of their own only to be closed out by the Wolves’ back line. Final score 5-0 to Wonthaggi. Under 19s Wonthaggi’s Nick Hakansson opened the home team’s account early in the match. Leongatha’s Scott van Lieshout received a fabulous pass from Ryan Hill to even the game. Soon after Tom Stampton floated a ball over the out-

at the 20 minute mark to go into half time with a 1-0 lead. Early in the second half Trafalgar had most of the attacking play, constant pressure on the Korumburra defence saw three fairly quick goals but to the Burra’s credit the fought it out. A great long goal to Jarrah Raabe finally got the Burra on the scoreboard but Trafalgar playing the more consistent football went on to a 4-1 victory. Under 16s Korumburra hosted the team from Phillip Island and they knew from previous games in past years that this was the team to beat. Philip Island came out playing strong football against the young Korumburra team. There was a lot of pressure on the Korumburra defence but at half time the score was 2-2. After half time Korumburra stepped up the pressure and young Zac Allman got the decider past the Phillip island keeper. At the final whistle it was a good win to Korumburra 3-2. Under13s No game. stretched hands of Wonthaggi’s keeper. At this point in the game Wonthaggi began their domination of the first half, kicking three more goals, to be 4:2 at half time. The Knights boys played with determination and commitment, scoring another three goals, however Wonthaggi was able to maintain their lead and won 8 goals to 5. Leongatha’s best players included keeper Ryan Kirkus who deflected numerous attempts, Dean Petersen, Ryan Hill and Fergus Warren.

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Stars flicker with potential AFTER a fighting performance last week against Trafalgar South Coast Stars were looking to regain the winning feeling against ladder leaders Phillip Island. In the Stars’ short existence both clubs seem to have built a fierce rivalry and with Phillip Island undefeated to date the game loomed as an exciting but tough encounter. With a couple of key players on the injured list and a couple of big names out due to Mother’s Day the Stars had a reshuffled line up. The Stars began the game displaying their well rehearsed passing game and showed a number of classy passages of play that saw the ball neatly carried from defence through to the attacking third. However, despite this attractive style no goals came early. After this encouraging start the injury curse that seems to bedevil the Stars struck again when within a short period of around 15 minutes the Stars lost their light footed attacking lynchpin Barry Farrell with a thigh strain and then “rockof- Gibraltar” defender Simon Gibson-Goldsmith went down in agony in the Stars penalty area, Phillip Island played to the whistle and took full advantage of the Stars’ misfortune scoring the opening goal of the game whilst the Stars were still in disarray. With two players injured and forced to sit the rest of the game out, Under 13 coach Craig Renton stepped up and displayed some tight defending to show his young charges

• Soccer

Leongatha women held to draw by Wonthaggi THE game started on a fine afternoon, with both teams fielding full and strong sides.

Both teams attacked the ball well, with some good passes being put together but neither side seemed to be able to score. Leongatha looked very dangerous from the first corner kick of the game taken by returning captain Cassie, who put the ball into the box but was unable to be put away. Wonthaggi seemed to settle quicker than the Leongatha girls, putting some good balls through from midfield to their strikers, one ball came through for the young Wonthaggi striker to connect with only to be denied by the post. Leongatha tried to connect some good passes togeth-

Mirboo North Ladies golf

ON Wednesday, May 8 the Walter and Eliza Hall Charity Day, open day stableford aggregate was played and trophies were supplied by the Walter and Eliza Hall charity. The winners were Freda Nair (23) 31 pts and Mary Beruldsen (29) 38 pts = 69 pts. Down the line: Jenny Thorburn (17) 36 pts and Sandra Hughes (20) 30 pts = 66 pts. Nearest the pin: 6th Sandy Taylor, 16th Rhonda Evans.

Thursday, May 9 Competition: stableford. Day winner: Hank Zuidema (27) 38 pts. Down the line: Garry Renwick 36 pts, Tony

er but were frustrated by the close proximity of being on a small ground. Wonthaggi had an excellent opportunity after one attack resulted in a free kick just outside the 6 yard box, But with a staunch Leongatha defence, Wonthaggi were unable even in the scramble after the free kick to convert. Half time result score 0:0 The half time restart saw some tactical changes on the Leongatha side to try and open up the game some more, this seemed to work with a bit more flow in play, and with many shots had by Leongatha they were still frustrated not to open the scoring. More changes were made in player positions which at times left the Leongatha defence vulnerable, and in

Tomada 35 pts, Shandley 33 pts.


Saturday, May 11 Competition: Captains Trophy Qualifier (stableford). Day winner: Ray Matthews (7) 40 pts. Down the line: Neil Whitelaw 37 pts, Tom Whitelaw 35 pts, Ian Evison 35 pts, Peter Draper 34 pts countback. 2nd shot nearest the pin 1st hole: Ian Evison. Nearest the pin: 4th Joe Taylor, 6th Neil Whitelaw, 13th Ron Funnel, 16th Peter Chapman. Captains Trophy 1st play-off Saturday, May 18: Ray Matthews v Terry Bradshaw, Neil Whitelaw v Phil Stimson, Tom Whitelaw v Stan Evison; Ian Evison v Terry Donnison.

the few attacking moments Wonthaggi had, looked like they could score but were constantly rejected at each opportunity. At the other end however, Rachel, Jess, Marissa and Neesa were having multiple shots either being saved by the Wonthaggi keeper who had a great game, or shots going wide or over the

crossbar. Even in the dying minutes of the game Leongatha never gave up, with Rachel hitting the upright post, but Leongatha was still unable to score in the goal mouth scramble. A good game put in by everyone but the Leongatha players were disappointed that they were unable to take out the win. The game ended at nil-all.

U11s football: Leongatha’s Shari Worthy and Eddie Colwill press Wonthaggi for possession on Sunday at Wonthaggi.

that he can practice what he preaches. Meanwhile Ben Clark seemed to have his head on every long ball the Island pumped forward, preventing several chances for the Breakers. The end result for these two defenders was that they not only looked like a couple of cats that had gone through the wash but through the drier as well. Phillip Island’s intense pressure finally began to yield results and they added two more goals in the latter stages of the game. The Stars had a chance to keep up their record of scoring in every game when they were awarded a penalty but some brilliant goal keeping from the Phillip Island goal keeper prevented the Stars from getting on the board. The end result 3 nil to Phillip Island. With two wins and two losses now, the Stars have some crucial games ahead. It will be interesting to see if their well drilled attractive style of football can achieve more positive results. Women The South Coast Stars women celebrated their first win of the season against Phillip Island. It was a tight game where goals were at a premium but it was clear the Stars were determined to make a mark on their home turf. The game swung either way until the Stars struck first on the half hour to be 1-0 at the break. In the second half the Stars started brilliantly and played with an intensity that suggested they were determined to claim victory. The pressure paid off when they claimed their second goal early in the term. Phillip Island did not give up and exerted some pressure of their own, resulting in a goal with 10 minutes remaining. It was a tense finish for the Stars as they battled to maintain their lead and the relief was palpable when the final whistle blew and they had claimed their first win of the season. A great performance all round.!

South Gippsland Ladies Golf Association ICONIC annual district event, the Joyce Berry 4 BBB Par championship was held at Meeniyan Golf Club last Thursday. Twenty-eight pairs, representing all South Gippsland clubs, competed in the event. Meeniyan captain, Irene Holm, is to be congratulated for so capably organising the day. Winners of the scratch championship were Rebecca Thomas and Mary Brewis from Leongatha Golf Club with 80 gross. This is the fourth succes-

sive win for this pair, and the sixth time that Mary has won the event. The minor scratch champions, from Meeniyan Golf Club, were Veronica Park and Helen Helms-Boyle with an excellent 86 gross. They also won the B Grade handicap event with +3. Meeniyan Golf Club had a day out with Jan Trease and Sheila Constantine winning the A Grade handicap event with +2. Down the line balls were won by Frances McGlead and Kaylene Morris from Foster

Golf Club +3, Carolyn Cripps and Maureen Hams from Lang Lang, +2, Anne Walker and Jan Jeeves from Wonthaggi, square, Chris Rickard and Barb Twite from Korumburra, Val Gow and Merle Barham from Foster and Sue Hoskin and Faye le Page from Meeniyan all on -1. Dot Christie from Meeniyan Golf Club won the nearest the pin on the 8th and Fay Quilford from Leongatha, won the nearest the pin on the 14th.

Joyce Berry event winners: from left, Shiela Constantine Jan Trease (A Grade handicap) Rebecca Thomas Mary Brewis (A Grade scratch championship) Helen Helms-Boyle Veronica Park (Minor Championship and B Grade handicap).

Wonthaggi ladies golf winners: from left, B Grade winner Marg Ryan, A Grade And Medal, Denise Miller, C Grade Christine Hamilton.

Wonthaggi ladies WHAT a glorious autumn day for our first round on the ladies Championships and our May Monthly medal. There was a close contest for the monthly medal but Denise Miller pipped Margie Ryan with a lovely 89 (16) 73 net, and with only 27 putts took out the putting prize as well. B Grade Marg Ryan had another good score of 94 (20) 74 net while Christine Hamilton 114 (34) 80 net won C grade on a countback from Susan Jagoe. NTP 17th was Anne Walker and Pro Pin 8th Maree Anderson who won a swag of balls from a couple of jackpots. BDL Denise Miller 73,

Marg Ryan 74, Geraldine Prentice 76, Pam Russell 76, Di Grimmond 77, Sev Piasente 78, Dot Garry 78, Julie Evens 78, Jacqueline Loughran 79, Ria Stewart 79, Robyn Wilkinson 80 on c/b 4 others At presentations, a big thank- you was made to all the girls who represented Wonthaggi in 2013 pennant, while we didn’t win any flags Maureen thanked everyone for a job well done and a big thank you was given to Lesley Richards for her help to Maureen over the season for the games played at Wonthaggi . So the next two weeks are our Championships and as we all know golf is a funny game and anything can happen; good hitting to everyone.

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FOOTBALL | SPORT • Yarram v Tarwin

Sharks under attack from Yarram YARRAM played host to Tarwin on Saturday in very hot conditions for football. Tarwin were fresh off a win against Stony Creek and would have gone into the game with some confidence. Yarram 23.18.156 Tarwin 4.10.34 Yarram Goals: B. Lynch 7, C. Sutherland 4, B. Chapman 3, N. Lynch 2, J. Swift 2, G. Underwood 1, R. Coulthard 1, D. Clavarino 1, S. Grazotis 1, B. Davis 1 Tarwin Goals: J. Bloom 1, N. Browne 1, L. Thwaites 1, T. Lomax 1 Yarram Best: C. Bruns, J. Parry , G. Underwood, B. Lynch, J. Swift, L. Le Blanc Tarwin Best: W. Nye, N. McRae, R. Houston, L. Thwaites, B. Chalmers, T. Cameron RESERVES

Tarwin 12.7.79 Yarram 7.5.47 Leading Goalkicker: W. Jenkins 4 (Y) Tarwin Best: V. Van Dillen, P. McRae, E. Charles, A. Newey, A. Bell, J. Van Dillen Yarram Best: M. Smallwood, B.

Yarram made one change – Tom Holt back in Thirds and Don Borgia in for his first Senior game this year after some solid games in the Reserves. It was a scrappy opening term as Tarwin applied plenty of pressure.

McLeod, T. Holt, D. Hay, B. McMahon, P. Morgan THIRDS

Tarwin 13.7.85 Yarram 7.5.47 Leading Goalkicker: L. Thwaites 5 (T) Tarwin Best: L. Thwaites, B. Ellen, L. Anderson, L. Keily, S. Clark, J. Smith Yarram Best: L. Rodaughan, T. Holt, J. McDonald, C. Coulthard, J. Garland FOURTHS

Yarram 20.15.135 Tarwin 1.2.8 Leading Goalkicker: J. Liversidge 5 (Y) Yarram Best: B. Wilson, J. Liversidge, L. Bentley, J. Davis, W. McDonald, L. Farley Tarwin Best: B. Ellen, J. Norton, J. Wilson, J. Van der Kolk, N. Johnstone, T. Van der Kolk

Underwood, Bruns and Swift were good as usual and steadied the Demons down, then goals came to Corbin Sutherland B. Davis and Chapman. Tarwin were playing well but could only manage the one goal. At quarter time the D’s led 4-5 to 1-3. In the second term Yarram stepped up the pressure, particularly forward of centre. Nathan and Brent Lynch were fantastic at half-forward. Faulks, Rendell, D.Clavarino, Le Blanc, Swift and Davis were all going in hard and passing the ball well. Tarwin were under siege and wilted somewhat as Yarram piled an eight goals to Tarwin’s one to lead 12-10 to 2-4 . Coach Underwood was pleased with the pressure his team was applying and

urged them to keep it going for the second half. Importantly a breeze sprung up during the break and conditions were much cooler for the remainder of the game. Tarwin came out reinvigorated to restrict the Demons to three goals for the quarter. Swift had moved to full forward, with Jenkins going into the ruck to relieve Bruns. Swift managed two goals, one from a beautiful 40m pass from B.Lynch who was having a great game. Tarwin kicked 1goal 2 for the term, but in general play had regrouped and lifted after a poor second term. The last quarter saw another blowout. Brent Lynch added four goals to give him seven for the day. Tarwin continued to push forward, but K.Sutherland,

Full steam ahead: Yarram’s Brenton Lynch left the Tarwin sharks flat-footed as he burst through to boot one of his seven goals for the match. Moore, Rendell, Anderson and co were solid in defence all day for Yarram.

Final score: Yarram 2318 d Tarwin 4-10. Yarram heads to Daly-

ston this week, while Tarwin hit the road again, up against the Foster Tigers.

• Mid Gippsland Football League

Ten goal Tigers sink Boolara By Rover MID Gippsland League leader, Mirboo North, easily defeated second-placed Boolarra by 65 points, in glorious autumn sunshine on annual Pink Day at Tigerland on Saturday.

Following their 11th consecutive defeat at Mirboo North since 2003, the Demons slip to fourth on the ladder, after their second loss for the season. The mighty Tigers were unstoppable for the first three quarters, where they showcased their skills with sensational risk and reward football.

They delighted their army of supporters, many of whom were congregated on the newly-laid concrete terrace in front of the clubrooms. With only 21 seconds gone on the clock, some Boolarra fans sensed they could be in for a bad day when Tim Traill slammed through a 55-metre ball-burster, after marking a perfect pass from Brian Waters. Fortunately for Boolarra, its afternoon finished better than it started. The Demons prevented the match from being a total fizzer by resolutely adding 5.1 to Mirboo North’s 4.1 in the last quarter. Both sides used plenty of pace and gallantly ran the gauntlet by regularly using the corridor, rather than going

via the cape. However, the Tigers’ conversion paths and accountability structures, together with their second and third efforts, were superior to Boolarra’s. Josh Taylor displayed his exquisite ball skills when he scored two brilliant openingterm goals for Mirboo North - the first on the run from the scoreboard boundary and the other after cleanly gathering the Sherrin at bootstrap level and roosting it home from centre-half-forward. Early in the game, Boolarra was doing well with its clearance work at the stoppages, but struggled to penetrate past half-forward. As well, the Demons failed to find a reliable exit strategy out of defence. A miserable two goals

Under pressure: Boolarra’s Alex Fievez tries his best to get a handball away as Mirboo North hard nuts Rocci Thomas and Michael Taylor put the squeeze on him. Poetry in motion: Mirboo North B Grade netballer Laura Robins had the ball on a string when her team took on arch rivals Boolarra.

to half-time, against Mirboo North’s nine, indicated there was too much being left to too few Demons and a thrashing was on the cards. Much of the Tigers’ play was as polished as a baby boomer’s Harley Davidson with all the chrome. Mirboo North’s defensive activity was superb as Simon Fragiacomo, Stuart Keel, Drew Gardener, Daniel Taylor and Alex Windsor monotonously mopped up and sent the ball into the midfield and beyond. A helicopter view showed Boolarra’s forward area was being overcrowded by Mirboo North’s runners dropping back to create traffic jams and parking lot issues. Speedy skipper, Damien Turner, used his nous around the packs and fleet-footedness in open space to set up many productive flurries into Mirboo North’s attacking 50. Chris Riseley, James Dyer, Mark Van Dyke and Tristan Salerno did their best to keep the Demons in the contest, but Mirboo North’s onballers, midfielders and forwards took control. Best afield, Jacob Nash, continued his stellar 2013 form with another excellent display of powerful and evasive run and carry that the Demons simply couldn’t stop. The Tigers’ multi-pronged attack caused chaos among the Demons’ back six, who became stressed, stretched and unstructured. Traill finished with four

SENIORS Mirboo North 19.9.123 d Boolarra 9.4.58 Mirboo North goals: T. Traill 4, T. Hamilton 3, K. Nash 3, M. Holland 3, J. Taylor 2, D. Banks 1, D. Turner 1, M. Wightman 1, J. Robertson 1. Mirboo North best: J. Nash, M. Holland, T. Traill, D. Turner, B. Waters, D. Taylor. Boolarra goals: J. Giardina 2, J. Elson 2, R. Kelly 2, K. Towt 1, J. Dyer 1, R. Jennings 1. Boolarra best: C. Riseley, J. Dyer, M. Van Dyke, T. Salerno, M. O’Sullivan, S. Mazou.

RESERVES Mirboo North 10.12.72 d Boolarra 5.3.33 Mirboo North goals: D. Gunn 5, S. Lawson 2, P. Aveling 2, B. Van Heurck 1.

goals, whilst playing coach, Troy Hamilton, Kallum Nash and Matt Holland, read the play well and booted three each. Traill also did a lot of wonderful work up the ground, a highlight of which was an inboard pass to Josh Taylor who found Mitchell Wightman, who cleverly broke a tackle and brought up Mirboo North’s ninth goal. Mirboo North continued its dominance in the third term to establish a 71-point advantage at the last change, before rearguard goals from Jesse Giardina (2), Ross Kelly, Michael O’Sullivan and Rory Jennings added some respectability to Boolarra’s final score.

Seniors Mirboo North 19.9.123 d Boolarra 9.4.58

Reserves Mirboo North 10.12.72 d Boolarra 5.3.33 Mirboo North halted its three-match losing sequence with a hard-fought and rewarding 39-point victory over the Demons. Boolarra stayed close to Mirboo North until half-time, but could only add one more goal for the remainder of the match. When the heat was on in the last quarter, the mighty Tigers came through strongly with three goals in the warm and sunny conditions. Daniel Reiske, Jacob Vuillermin and Chris Sykes were solid performers for the

Mirboo North best: L. Gervasi, J. Grande, D. Gunn, J. Alexander, P. Taylor, B. Taylor. Boolarra goals: S. Cooper 3, C. Sykes 1, A. Mobourne 1. Boolarra best: D. Reiske, J. Vuillermin, C. Sykes, S. Cooper, C. Sherriff, H. Kite.

THIRDS Boolarra 9.13.67 d Mirboo North 6.12.48 Boolarra goals: J. Dudek 5, D. Brick 2, C. Noy 1, D. Cooper 1. Boolarra best: P. Thomas, J. Anderson, J. Battersby, D. Brick, J. Dudek, J. Abbey. Mirboo North goals: L. Smit 3, S. Pratt 1, J. Porter 1, Z. Porter 1. Mirboo North best: J. Redmond, G. Mihai, M. Clark, B. Bradshaw, L. Smit, J. Porter.

Demons, but they had no one to match-up on tall forward, Dwayne Gunn, who booted an impressive five goals for the Tigers. Simon Lawson and Pat Aveling, who each kicked two goals for Mirboo North, were other forwards who provided successful scoring options for their teammates downfield. Luke Gervasi, James Grande and Jed Alexander produced plenty of inspirational play for Mirboo North. Scott Cooper, with three majors, was Boolarra’s only multiple goal-scorer.

Thirds Boolarra 9.13.67 d Mirboo North 6.12.48 Mirboo North squandered a 15-point three-quarter time lead to go under by 19 points. The Demons outran and overran their opponents adding 5. 6 in the last term, whilst restricting the Tigers to two behinds. Jacob Dudek was in superb touch up forward for Boolarra, ending the match

OTHER MATCHES SENIORS Trafalgar 20.11.131 d Yallourn-Yall North 6.6.42 Yinnar 18.9.117 d Thorpdale 12.5.77 Newborough 20.17.137 d Yarragon 6.10.46 Hill end 14.12.96 d Morwell East 10.5.65 RESERVES Trafalgar 18.8.116 d Yallourn-Yall Nth 5.6.36 Yinnar 19.12.126 d Thorpdale 3.6.24 Newborough 20.16.136 d Yarragon 1.2.8 Hill End 23.12.150 d Morwell East 8.4.52 THIRDS Trafalgar 18.10.118 d Yallourn-Yall Nth 6.7.43 Thorpdale 8.12.60 d Yinnar 8.5.53 Yarragon 8.10.58 d Newborough 8.5.53 Morwell East 19.14.128 d Hill End 10.6.66 FOURTHS Yallourn-Yall Nth 12.10.82 d Trafalgar 1.1.7 Yinnar 10.15.75 d Thorpdale 1.2.8 Newborough 12.1.73 d Yarragon 7.6.48 Hill End 3.15.33 d Morwell East 1.8.14

with five goals. No Fourths


15 & Under MN 27 d Boolarra 18 MN Best; C Loh, N Kelly 17 & Under MN 49 d Boolarra 22 MN Best: T Irwin, G O’Loughlin D Grade Boolarra 22 d MN 15 MN Best: K Vansittart, H Anderson

Mid Gippsland League SENIORS LADDER Mirboo North ........ 182.81 Trafalgar ............... 142.11 Newborough ......... 151.12 Boolarra ................ 128.12 Hill End ................... 96.47 Yinnar .................... 112.22 Morwell East ............ 94.96 Thorpdale ................ 71.88 Yarragon .................. 56.52 Yall-Yall North .......... 47.32

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RESERVES LADDER Newborough ......... 256.18 Yinnar ................... 380.45 Boolarra ................ 151.32 Mirboo North ........ 137.58 Trafalgar ............... 116.29 Hill End .................. 111.65 Thorpdale ................ 65.18 Morwell East ............ 66.27 Yarragon .................. 46.15 Yall-Yall North .......... 27.57

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THIRDS LADDER Thorpdale ............. 205.17 Yarragon ............... 557.86 Newborough ......... 171.23 Yinnar ................... 168.44 Trafalgar ............... 111.92 Mirboo North.......... 191.43 Yall-Yall North .......... 69.39 Boolarra ................... 43.36 Morwell East ............ 33.94 Hill End .................... 23.93

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FOURTHS LADDER Yinnar ................. 2126.09 Yarragon ............... 385.37 Newborough ......... 180.21 Yall-Yall North....... 151.67 Mirboo North ........ 142.86 Thorpdale ................ 66.88 Morwell East ............ 27.39 Trafalgar ................... 16.71 Hill End .................... 15.79

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• Fish Creek vs. Meeniyan

Fish Creek in front on the scoreboard

SCOREBOARD confusion reigned on Saturday but fortunately the team in front on the board was the winning team on Saturday, by just one point in favour of Fish Creek.

The situation could have developed into a farce if the result had gone the other way, reminiscent of a match in the infamous 1952 South Gippsland league grand final when Fish Creek thought they had a grand final wrapped up only to have the result overturned and awarded to Meeni-

yan after the Kangaroos had started celebrating. It was beautiful day at Meeniyan on Saturday and after a couple of late changes to the Fish Creek side with the Parks brothers Lachie and Callan out for Watkins and R.Staley, the game was underway. Fish Creek attacked early and it wasn’t long before Law had the first goal on the board after taking the ball from a ruck contest and snapping truly. MDU were on song and they answered quickly with a goal to Jones. Sperling was very lively up forward for the Kangaroos and a couple of shots on goal resulted in a major when he marked and kicked truly.

MDU shifted up a gear and attacking hard they missed opportunities through Densley and Johnson before they converted opportunities to McDermott and Tohiariki and the Demons led by a goal. Adrian Seccull, who looked right at home in his first game in a number of years, marked deep in the pocket. With time counting down in the first quarter, he went back and slotted a beautiful goal from the boundary to cut the margin to a point at the first break. The Fish Creek coach was not a happy man in the huddle and asked his players to go back to the game plan that had been discussed.

Options anywhere?: Jake Staley gathers for Fish Creek with Trent Price about to apply the shepherd.

When the game restarted the Kangas got off to a flyer, Adrian Seccull who was going very well marked strongly and kicked his second and the first of the second quarter to give Fish Creek back the lead. Law was next to goal after another strong mark and when Jake Staley kicked two more goals the Kangas had opened up a 4 goal lead and appeared to be right on top and looked as though they may run away with the match. MDU were not about to lie down however and 3 quick goals, the last of which went to Harris who was starting to get on top up forward and the Demons were right back in the game. With plenty of feeling creeping into the game a scuffle broke out. Play continued and the Kangas snatched a goal right on the half time siren to Sperling to push the margin back out to a couple of goals. The umpires got a nice send off into the long break by the MDU fans who believed that the goal should have been disallowed. This seemed to incite the MDU players after the break and they were keen to make amends and a silly 50m penalty against Fish Creek gave Tohiariki the first goal of the second half. MDU continued and with McDermott and Tohiariki getting plenty of the ball and the forwards on top the goal spree continued, majors to Harris, Trotman, Johnson and two more to Harris. The Demons were well on top and leading by 22 points going into the final break. Fish Creek had to turn it

• Phillip Island v. Foster

Island tames Tigers Phillip Island go into the bye weekend sitting third on the ladder after knocking off Foster at Foster for the first time since 2008.

The Island had some forced changes during the week due to some injuries to skipper Scott Riordan and midfielder Jamie Robinson so they slotted in Josh Docherty and first gamer Mark Griffin. It was Foster who jumped out of the blocks early, kicking a goal in the first minute of the match and a few minutes later they doubled the lead after kicking their second. This sparked the Island into action, Shane Taylor marked and goaled to get the Island underway and 3 minutes later Josh Docherty tied the score after kicking truly. Foster took control again after kicking their third but this sparked the Island into action, the Island dominated the rest of the quarter but all they could manage was four more points after going into the forward 50 more than three time the amount of their opposition. Foster took a narrow two point lead into the first break. Quarter time: Phillip Island 2.5.17 to Foster 3.1.19 The Island jumped straight into the lead early in the second after Mitch Price jagged two goals in three minutes. This was closely followed up by Damian Hinkley kicking 2 in 1 minute and then Shane Murdoch straight after and in a blink of an eye the Island went from two points down to 28 points up which seemed to totally blow their opposition away. The Island was really starting to show what they are capable of and it was through the Island mid field where it all began, Jaymie Youle and James Taylor were in total control of everything out of the middle and at the stoppages around the ground. Rob Linford was doing a great shut down role on Foster’s most influential player Darren Granger, Linford not only stamped his authority on the individual contest but also on Granger’s fore head as the two clashed going in for the footy. The Island stretched their lead even further as Matt Jones ran into an open goal to kick his first, but Foster bounced back with a goal in the last minute of the half to narrow the Island’s lead to 29 points at the long break Half time: Phillip Island 8.8.56 to Foster 4.3.27 The Island’s defence was in full flight, and it was led by Matt Jackson who showed great poise and strength as he was at every contest down back and the Island was using the run of Eli Richards, Scott Gheller and Josh Docherty off half back to clear the ball and push it forward. It was down forward where the Island was having its issues, Murdoch kicked his second for the match, after that the

Island kicked five straight points which could have completely finished off their opponents for the match but it just left the Island with more work to do. Price came to the rescue as he kicked his third to get the Island back on track, this was then followed up with goals to Wade McConnon and Tom Cole. The Tigers again hit back late with a goal to reduce the Island’s three quarter time lead to 46 points Three quarter time: Phillip Island 12.14.86 to Foster 6.4.40 With the job seemingly done the Island didn’t lift their foot off the gas, Shane Taylor and Hinkley kicked their second and third respectively early in the quarter to put the result beyond doubt. The highlight of the day came late in the quarter as the Islands new pin up boy, Mark Griffin, left the ladies in the crowd screaming for more, as he check sided the ball from the boundary through for his first goal in senior footy. Foster kick their seventh goal for the match late in the quarter, then this was followed up by Murdoch with his third and the Island ran away 67 point winners. Final Score: Phillip Island 16.17.113 def Foster 7.4.46 The Island players now have a well earned rest as they have the bye next week and then the interleague break the week after that. The Island returns to action against Fish Creek at Fish Creek on June 1. Phillip Island 16.17.113 Foster 7.4.46

L. Cripps, D. Smith, R. Bohn, S. Davies

Phillip Island Goals: D. Hinkley 3, M. Price 3, S. Murdoch 3, S. Taylor 2, W. McConnon 1, M. Griffin 1, T. Cole 1, J. Docherty 1, M. Jones 1 Foster Goals: D. Granger 2, M. Green 1, J. Stevenson 1, S. Hawking 1, M. Allott 1, L. Galle 1 Phillip Island Best: M. Jackson, T. Cole, J. Taylor, R. Linford, E. Richards, J. Youle Foster Best: S. Hawking, J. Stevenson, J. Aldersea, D. Granger, J. Weston, M. Allott

THIRDS Phillip Island 11.8.74 Foster 4.7.31

RESERVES Phillip Island 15.20.110 Foster 5.1.31 Leading Goalkicker: L. Woolford 4 (P) Phillip Island Best: A. Redmond, L. Woolford, K. Salama, T. Cleeland, D. Garton, S. Fullarton Foster Best: S. Dobson, J. Bright,

Leading Goalkicker: A. Officer 6 (P) Phillip Island Best: B. Redmond, A. Edwards, C. Porter, D. Justice, A. Officer, C. Wood Foster Best: T. Hamilton, D. La Casa, T. Hamilton, M. Green, F. Griggs, S. Allott

FOURTHS Phillip Island 21.11.137 Foster 3.2.20 Leading Goalkicker: J. Black 11 (P) Phillip Island Best: A. Duyker, T. Officer, J. Black, E. Hines, J. Babare, L. Sullivan Foster Best: E. Smith, B. Green, J. Cripps, J. Smith, O. Price, X. Duursma

around quickly and the coach made a number of changes to the side going into the final quarter. A free kick and 50m penalty to Rouda who had been on the receiving end of a lot of physical attention from the opposition all day gave Fish Creek a shot on goal from the opening bounce; the kick missed however. Fishy finally looked like they meant business again and with the young rising star Gus Staley moved up forward it paid an immediate dividend after he marked strongly and kicked the opening goal of the quarter only minutes in. He again featured prominently only moments later when he gathered the ball and evaded his opponent before calmly picking out his teammate Cooper with a 40m pass. Cooper kicked truly and Fishy were back in it only 8 points down. MDU went forward and Johnson, who had been fantastic, took another of his many strong contested marks for the day and slotted his second goal to extend the margin again. Another goal to each side, Jake Staley for Fishy after a good mark and then Tohiariki for MDU after a free kick and 50m penalty from the bounce. Travis Manne into the Fish Creek forward line had been quiet to this point when he took a strong contested mark and goaled, another to Hooker and one more to Manne gave Fish Creek the lead back for the first time since early in the third quarter with only a few minutes to play. MDU went forward, again and their forwards who had been good all day managed to conjure another goal to again wrestle the lead back with the siren ready to go at any minute. Meeniyan stacked their backline and Fishy went forward. A big contest at the top of the square saw the ball spill and with Ireland there to crumb

Desperate: MDU’s Jack Fisher goes for the spoil in a nail biter at Meeniyan. Photo courtesy Mark Drury. he gathered and ran into an open goal to put Fishy back in front again, or at least that was what everyone thought as the scoreboard had been poorly attended all day. Play was stopped before the centre bounce for a score check and to get the scoreboard right, play was started again and the siren sounded shortly thereaf-

Fish Creek 15.11.101 M.D.U. 15.10.100 Fish Creek Goals: J. Staley 3, T. Manne 2, S. Sperling 2, J. Law 2, A. Seccull 2, T. Hooker 1, G. Staley 1, B. Cooper 1, A. Ireland 1 M.D.U. Goals: A. Harris 4, T. Tohiariki 3, C. Johnston 2, T. Trotman 2, C. Hutcheson 1, R. Livingstone 1, T. McDermott 1, P. Jones 1 Fish Creek Best: G. Hoskin, L. Pratt, A. Seccull, G. Staley, A. Seccull, J. Law M.D.U. Best: C. Johnston, T. McDermott, T. Tohiariki, M. Harris, J. Kennedy, P. Kindellan

RESERVES Fish Creek 12.15.87 M.D.U. 9.8.62 Leading Goalkickers: C. Hudd 3 (F), N. Eddy 3 (M) Fish Creek Best: D. McKenzie, C. Hudd, D. Britton, L. Eade, C. Kuhnell, M. Francis

ter. Once again the scoreboard was adjusted and the final result a one point win to Fish Creek. Fish Creek have another tough game next week when they take on Kilcunda Bass at Bass while MDU will be very keen to get a win on the board when they head up to Devon to take on the Allies.

M.D.U. Best: S. Turner, S. White, T. Jans, B. Densley, K. Sinclair, M. Semken

THIRDS Fish Creek 13.7.85 M.D.U. 8.6.54 Leading Goalkicker: O. Straw 4 (F) Fish Creek Best: S. Buckland, T. Redpath, J. Buckland, H. Buckland, L. Edgelow, O. Straw M.D.U. Best: N. Moore, R. Carroll, J. Forrester, S. Wilson, J. McMillan, A. Campbell

FOURTHS M.D.U. 4.10.34 Fish Creek 4.6.30 Leading Goalkicker: B. Rogers 2 (F) M.D.U. Best: J. Webb, Z. Barnard, S. Forrester, S. Barnard, L. Harris, E. Stephenson Fish Creek Best: H. McGannon, D. Ryan, T. Price, J. Walker, H. Krause, A. Tracy

• Allies v Toora

Toora wins first match This was the game the Allies hoped they could win. Both teams were without a win this season and no doubt Toora would have had the same thoughts. Early fog and mist had cleared and the afternoon was very hot and would test the players. The Allies were first to score when Matt Poland won the centre bounce and the ball was marked by Ben Coffey in the goal square. From the restart Toora bounced back and Peter Grant helped himself to a couple. At the first change the Allies were three goals down but were playing well enough to stay within reach. The second term saw some tough stuff dished out but goals to Scott English, Ben O’Loughlin and Lew Ferguson enabled the home side to win the quarter. When things looked better for the home side Toora would create a couple of scoring chances and Brad McGrath and Grant would be there to even up the situation. Around the middle Jim Poland, Kurt Henderson and

Shaun Becker were working hard to give the Allies scoring opportunities. Over the past season the ball continually gets to chf and with Dan Vardy often the lone target and opposition sides gang up to clear the ball out. At half time Toora led by just two goals and the game was really a 50 – 50 chance. Unfortunately the second half saw goals for the Allies dry up and they could only score two for the last half. Some rough passages of play and a couple of scrimmages saw the home side penalised at the retaliator

Toora & District 14.9.93 DWWWW 8.9.57 Toora & District Goals: P. Grant 8, B. McGrath 2, K. Holmes 1, M. Glowrey 1, L. Dyson 1, A. Garlick 1 DWWWW Goals: B. Coffey 2, B. O’Loughlin 1, B. Reed 1, S. English 1, J. Poland 1, A. Garland 1, L. Ferguson 1 Toora & District Best: P. Grant, L. Dyson, J. Mills, J. Maurilli-Pullin, T. Kirwan, C. Hanratty DWWWW Best: J. Poland, M. Poland, B. Vardy, L. Ferguson, B. Coffey, J. Becker

RESERVES DWWWW 11.10.76 Toora & District 5.4.34 Leading Goalkicker: V. Pecora 4 (D) DWWWW Best: G. Griffiths, O. Henderson, S. Thomas, T. Hunter, G. Riley, V. Pecora

and Toora collected two bonus goals to McGrath and Grant. The last quarter was fairly even and some great defensive work by Lewis Ferguson, Adam Parry and Matt Gordon kept the Allies in the match. Excellent work around the midfield by Ben Vardy helped create late goals to Anthony Garland and Jim Poland to narrow the deficit, however Toora held on to win a memorable game. Scores: Toora 14-9 def Allies 8 -9.

Toora Best: not submitted

THIRDS Toora & District 19.5.119 DWWWW 1.5.11 Leading Goalkicker: B. Doran 14 (T) Toora Best: B. Doran, K. Holmes, N. Nicholls, J. Mason, V. Ditta, M. Cripps DWWWW Best: R. Benis, D. Skarratt, A. Moore, S. Mayne, W. Kilgower, S. Gamlin

FOURTHS DWWWW 11.8.74 Toora & District 1.5.11 Leading Goalkicker: S. Hanning 7 (D) DWWWW Best: C. Pintus, C. Pettie, J. Mattern, B. Johnston, L. Sketcher, J. Saliakos Toora Best: K. Swart, T. Koolen, H. Miles, C. Hilder, S. Walker, A. Hewson

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - PAGE 57


Stony takes it up to Dalyston STONY Creek served up a great contest against joint ladder leaders Dalyston to fall short by just three goals. SENIORS LADDER W L D

Kor-Bena ..... 6 Yarram ........ 5 Phillip Is...... 5 Fish Creek.... 5 Dalyston ...... 5 Kil-Bass ...... 4 Foster ............. 3 Stony Creek.... 2 Inv-K’wak ....... 2 Toora Dist...... 1 Tarwin ............ 1 MDU............... 0 DWWWW ....... 0

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GOALKICKERS K. Bergles (Kil-Bass) .......... (0) C. Sutherland (Yarram) ...... (4) B. Lynch (Yarram) .............. (7) B. Fisher (Dalyston) ........... (2) M. Kraska (Dalyston) ......... (4) S. Murdoch (Phillip Is) ....... (3) M. Cooke (Kor-Bena) ......... (4) J. Staley (Fish Creek) ......... (3) D. Granger (Foster) ............ (2) D. Clark (Inv-K’wak) ........... (0)

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Crash: Matte Linke, Brad Fisher and Josh Schelling go crashing to the ground in this bumping duel. Photo courtesy Gerard Dalyston 10.8.68 Stony Creek 7.8.50 Dalyston Goals: M. Kraska 4, J. Brooker 3, B. Fisher 2, K. Schrape 1 Stony Creek Goals: L. McMillan 4, B. Bowman 1, B. Byrnes 1, N. Trevena 1 Dalyston Best: C. Jones, D. Kelly, M. Kraska, C. Samargis, K. Thomas, M. Howell Stony Creek Best: J. Schelling, E. Taylor, S. Marriott, M. Linke, D. Zuidema, J. Hughes

THIRDS Dalyston 25.16.166 Stony Creek 1.3.9 Leading Goalkicker: T. Hamilton

10 (D) Dalyston Best: T. Hamilton, B. Wardle, L. West, M. McCoy, J. Legione, C. Hill Stony Creek Best: W. Stewart, T. Sinclair, Z. Fiddelaers, T. Jones, H. Stuart, L. Harrington

FOURTHS Dalyston 20.15.135 Stony Creek 0.2.2 Leading Goalkicker: C. Loughridge 5 (D) Dalyston Best: M. Marotta, C. Collins, C. Loughridge, K. Wilson, M. Crutchfield, L. Marotta Stony Creek Best: K. Wilson, H. Watson, L. Henry, J. Tiziani, H. Funnell, B. Thomson

The contest was very even throughout with Stony surrendering the majority of the lead in the opening quarter. From then on the game tightened considerably. Josh Schelling and Eli Taylor were having splendid games while Sam Marriott was again busy around the packs. As usual Matt Linke was controlling the ruck contests, with Dylan Zuidema and Jack Hughes busy as always. The Maroons have been troubling most sides this season and a win is just around the corner after close games with Killy Bass, Phillip Island and now Dalyston.


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GOALKICKERS J. Fowles (Kor-Bena) .......... (6) J. Kyle (Kor-Bena) .............. (2) K. Taylor (Phillip Is)............ (1) M. Dickason (Kil-Bass) ...... (0) S. Ambler (Phillip Is).......... (0) D. Pruysers (Dalyston) ....... (0) N. Osler (Kil-Bass) ............. (0) L. Wilkinson (Dalyston)...... (0) L. Woolford (Phillip Is)....... (4) L. Roberts (Foster) ............. (2)

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GOALKICKERS T. Hamilton (Dalyston) ..... (10) J. McMillan (MDU) ............. (1) J. Andersen (Kil-Bass) ....... (0) B. Doran (Toora & Dist) ... (14) J. Buckland (Fish Ck) ......... (2) J. McDonald (Yarram) ........ (4) Z. Walker (Kor-Bena).......... (6) N. Somerville (Kor-Bena) ... (0) B. Jones (Kil-Bass) ............ (0) J. Hopkins (Kor-Bena) ........ (7)

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Kor-Bena ..... 6 Dalyston ...... 5 Phillip Is...... 5 Inv-K’wak..... 5 Yarram ........ 5 Fish Creek.... 3 MDU............... 3 Stony Creek.... 3 Foster ............. 3 Kil-Bass.......... 1 DWWWW ....... 1 Tarwin ............ 0 Toora & Dist... 0

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premiership sides in Seniors, Reserves and Fourths in 1983. Stay tuned for more information about the club’s big weekend of activities.

Focussed: Stony’s Ben Bowman and Dalyston’s Chris Samargis all have eyes for the ball. Photo courtesy Gerard

KORUMBURRA Bena is sitting pretty on top of the ladder after another victory at home on the weekend.

UNDER 18 Dalyston ...... 6 Kor-Bena ..... 5 Kil-Bass ...... 5 Fish Creek.... 5 Phillip Is...... 4 MDU........... 3 Toora & Dist... . 2 Foster ............. 1 Tarwin ............ 2 Inv-K’wak ....... 2 Yarram ........... 2 Stony Creek.... 0 DWWWW ....... 0

to face the Sea Eagles this Saturday. The Lions are gearing up for their big Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend 30-year reunion of their successful

Burra boys fly high

RESERVES Kor-Bena ..... 6 Dalyston ...... 6 Phillip Is...... 6 Kil-Bass ...... 4 Fish Creek.... 4 Foster ......... 4 Tarwin ............ 3 Stony Creek.... 2 DWWWW ....... 2 MDU............... 1 Inv-K’wak ....... 1 Yarram ........... 1 Toora Dist...... 0

With the likes of speedsters Cam Stone and Luke Bowman still to come back, look for continued improvement from the Creek. They travel to Inverloch



1019.23 472.90 344.51 325.15 205.30 110.92 78.92 77.15 63.11 52.96 20.04 7.35 5.31

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GOALKICKERS J. Black (Phillip Is) ........... (11) L. Bentley (Yarram) ............ (3) D. Crook (Kor-Bena)........... (2) X. Hughes (Inv-K’wak) ....... (1) T. Van Dyke (Foster) ........... (0) B. Rogers (Fish Ck) ............ (2) A. Toussaint (Inv-K’wak) .... (2) J. Macri (Kor-Bena) ............ (0) H. Suckling (Kor-Bena) ...... (4) M. Marotta (Dalyston) ........ (4)

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Thomas Wyatt: the dashing youngster gets the ball away under pressure from an IK opponent on Saturday.

The Bulldogs despatched Inverloch Kongwak, despite some sloppy football and a mini comeback in the last quarter that saw the lead reduced to just 10 points. Next week Korumburra Bena takes on Toora, then has a break during the interleague carnival. Of course, the team will have its share of representatives. The run home will be tougher for the Bulldogs, with two bites at Dalyston and Kilcunda Bass. Far from a free flowing game, the IK clash was riddled with mistakes and goal kicking errors. But this doesn’t mean Korumburra Bena wasn’t without its good players. Standouts for the Bulldogs included Ashley Snooks, who had the ball on a string all day.

Ruckman Mark Bradley had the centre bounces all to himself, but the IK onballers were smart enough to pinch some of his knock outs. Tomas Mayo was brilliant at full back, notching up another great performance. Forward Michael Cooke was slow to start, but found

Korumburra-Bena 11.13.79 Inverloch-Kongwak 8.11.59 Korumburra-Bena Goals: M. Cooke 4, C. Urie 3, L. Carpenter 2, S. Braithwaite 1, J. Breen 1 Inverloch-Kongwak Goals: D. Lawton 3, M. Miller 2, A. Sadler 2, S. Buxton 1 Korumburra-Bena Best: A. Snooks, M. Bradley, T. Mayo, W. Jeffs, S. Braithwaite, M. Cooke Inverloch-Kongwak Best: T. Thornby, S. Buxton, A. Powell, A. Sadler, T. Cannon, A. Cross

RESERVES Korumburra-Bena 21.18.144 Inverloch-Kongwak 2.1.13 Leading Goalkicker: J. Fowles 6 (K) Korumburra-Bena Best: J. Kyle, M. Cook, D. Myors, N. Auddino, J. Paterson, J. Fowles Inverloch-Kongwak Best: C. Allum, C. Redpath, S. Fisher, R. McLardy,

his feet as the game wore on. He would end the day with a credible four goals. Chris Urie also did well around goals with three, as did Luke Carpenter with two. William Jeffs was similarly good on the half back line, turning defence into attack.

L. Johnson, M. Goldsmith

THIRDS Korumburra-Bena 25.14.164 Inverloch-Kongwak 1.1.7 Leading Goalkicker: J. Hopkins 7 (K) Korumburra-Bena Best: N. Allen, J. Hopkins, Z. Mayo, Z. Walker, B. Cosson, A. O’Neill Inverloch-Kongwak Best: N. Anderson, T. Miller, H. Dubberley, L. Kavanagh, B. Barron, E. Taranto

FOURTHS Korumburra-Bena 8.7.55 Inverloch-Kongwak 4.2.26 Leading Goalkicker: H. Suckling 4 (K) Korumburra-Bena Best: H. Suckling, N. Wylie, C. Trewin, R. Alford, J. Celebrine, H. McLean Inverloch-Kongwak Best: J. Teakle, O. Toussaint, X. Hughes, C. Mckenzie, K. Turner, A. Toussaint



Won Power ... 5 0 0 928.21 Inv-K’wak..... 4 1 0 222.36 Corner Inlet .. 3 1 0 368.66 Dalyston ...... 3 2 0 224.37 Phillip Is...... 2 3 0 61.22 Kil-Bass ...... 1 4 0 66.41 L’gatha Jnr ..... 1 4 0 24.01 Kor-Bena ........ 0 4 0 2.47 GOALKICKERS M. Dyball (Won Power) ...... (3) K. Reid (Inv-K’wak) ............ (0) L. Gheller (Dalyston) .......... (4) B. Thorson (Foster) ............ (0) T. Scarce (Won Power) ...... (1) S. Bent (Won Power) ......... (2) B. Veenendaal (Dalyston) ... (3) H. Hilberto (Dalyston) ........ (3) C. McInnes (Inv-K’wak)...... (0) L. Alford (Kil-Bass) ............ (0)


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Inv-K’wak...... 5 0 0 576.47 Corner Inlet ... 4 1 0 436.96 Won Power .... 4 1 0 422.06 Phillip Is....... 4 1 0 395.00 L’gatha Jnr .... 1 4 0 34.83 Dalyston ....... 1 4 0 22.09 Kor-Bena ......... 1 4 0 15.62 Kil-Bass........... 0 5 0 12.86 GOALKICKERS Z. Reid (Inv-K’wak) ............ (2) B. Wingfield (Won Power).. (1) N. Buckland (Foster) .......... (4) T. Nash (Inv-K’wak) ............ (1) L. Dayson (Phillip Is) ......... (0) K. Dorling (Foster) ............. (2) N. Anderson (Won Pwr) ..... (0) L. Rathjen (Foster) ............. (1) A. Maxwell (Inv-K’wak) ...... (0) J. Kilgour (Dalyston) .......... (0)


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FOOTY DRAWS THIS WEEKEND ALBERTON Round 8 - May 18 Kil-Bass v Fish Creek DWWWW v MDU Toora v Kor-Bena Foster v Tarwin Dalyston v Yarram I-K v Stony Creek Phillip Island - bye

MID GIPPSLAND Round 7 - May 18 Yallourn-Yall Nth v Yinnar Thorpdale v Mirboo North Yarragon v Trafalgar Morwell East v Newborough Boolarra v Hill End

GIPPSLAND Round 6 - May 18 Sale v Bairnsdale (Night) Wonthaggi v Moe Warragul v Leongatha Traralgon v Maffra Morwell v Drouin

ELLINBANK Round 7 - May 18 Poowong v Nyora Bunyip v Cora Lynn Ellinbank v Warragul Ind Koo Wee Rup v Catani Garfield v Nar Nar Goon Neerim Sth v Nilma-Darnum Longwarry v Lang Lang Buln Buln - bye

Good cause: Leongatha donned pink bibs in aid of the Pink Ribbon day for breast cancer research in all matches on Saturday. Leongatha’s A Grade team, pictured here in action, went down to the strong Drouin outfit. Photo by Mark Drury.

Hard ball get: Stony Creek’s Teagan Burge and Dalyston’s Maddie Carew clash solidly in the netball. Photo courtesy Gerard Bruning@www.

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Parrots clip Hawks’ wings LEONGATHA held off resurges from the visiting Drouin Hawks to earn a 37 point victory at home on Saturday.




Sale ...........5 0 0 185.05 20 Morwell ......5 0 0 184.88 20 Traralgon .....3 2 0 173.99 12 Maffra.........3 2 0 129.45 12 Wonthaggi ...3 2 0 115.05 12 Bairnsdale ......2 3 0 95.52 8 Leongatha ......2 3 0 86.04 8 Warragul ........1 4 0 70.41 4 Drouin ............1 4 0 68.38 4 Moe................0 5 0 38.25 0 GOALKICKERS D. Sheen (Maffra) ............... (5) 30 M. Sellings (Bairnsdale) ...... (1) 22 M. Davis (Sale) ................. (10) 21 C. Maskell (Leongatha) ....... (7) 19 J. Hall (Traralgon) ............... (5) 17 D. MacDonald (Morwell) ..... (6) 15 D. Hutchison (Morwell) ....... (2) 13 D. Bedggood (Maffra) ......... (0) 12 J. Blaser (Moe) ................... (2) 12 K. Fraser (Sale) ................... (6) 12

Despite charges by Drouin late in the first and second terms, the Parrots retained their composure and secured the victory many footy followers predicted. The Parrots opened the game with attitude, kicking the several first goals of the match, but despite dominating play for most of the quarter, Leongatha was unable to convert on many occasions. Cade Maskell started the game well and maintained his fine form in the forward line to post seven goals for the game. Chris Rump took to the ground for the first time since a long term knee injury and performed superbly in the ruck. A strong player, Rump’s presence filled a void in the ranks and his work ethic ensured he covered a lot of ground for the host side.

Hayden Brown finished the first half with three goals, playing between the forward and middle lines. Big, tall players helped Leongatha to shape the game. Drouin responded to the Parrots’ attack late in the second quarter, positioning a loose man in defence to stymie any Parrots’ advances and scored several goals of their own. Overall Leongatha still looked to be the stronger side, despite the Hawks continuing their scoring run early in the third term. After half time, Aaron Hillberg moved into the forward line and soon took a series of solid marks that resulted in points on the Parrots’ scoreboard. The Parrots continued to lift their tally, but that effort was restricted by the disallowing of two goals later in the third quarter due to shepherding off the ball. Drouin received two 50m penalties, reducing Leongatha’s lead by the final change. The Hawks targeted former player and now Parrot Pat McGrath, restrict-

ing his impact on the match. Dylan Westaway was lively up forward for Leongatha and Chris Verboon booted several goals to prove handy for the Parrots. Leongatha’s ability to run with the ball resulted in success and in the final quarter, the home side ran away with the game, making the most of inside 50 scoring opportunities. As Leongatha prepares to take on Warragul at Warragul this Saturday, the Parrots will be encouraged to take on the game and run to make their presence felt early. With some tough games behind them, the Parrots needed to win games against such sides as Drouin, and no doubt the young, evenly matched Warragul side will provide a test. Coach Will Thursfield is expected to return after the bye on May 25 and so should several other injured players, lifting Leongatha’s prospects as the business end of the season nears.

Above, Solid defence: Leongatha full back, Rhett McLennan, repels another Drouin attack. Left, Running in pairs: Parrot midfielder, Oakley Kerr has support from teammate, Zac Vernon. Photos by Mark Drury.



Sale ...........4 1 0 243.05 Warragul .....4 1 0 167.43 Wonthaggi ...3 2 0 101.23 Morwell ......2 2 0 176.39 Traralgon .....2 2 0 135.52 Leongatha ......2 2 0 105.49 Drouin ............2 2 0 51.58 Maffra ............1 3 0 80.79 Moe................0 5 0 22.45 GOALKICKERS


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B. Monahan (Warragul)....... (6) 20 R. Tack (Wonthaggi) ........... (3) 17 T. Phillips (Morwell) ............ (3) 10 S. Ferguson (Sale) .............. (4) 9 T. Webster (Warragul) ......... (3) 9 J. Freeman (Sale) ................ (3) 9 J. Barton (Sale) ................... (0) 7 M. Davies (Leongatha) ........ (6) 7 J. Swanson (Morwell) ......... (2) 6 C. Garrett (Sale) .................. (3) 6 J. Jarred (Drouin) ............... (2) 6 N. Campbell (Sale) .............. (3) 6





Traralgon .....5 0 0 335.12 Sale ...........4 1 0 377.54 Maffra.........4 1 0 174.09 Moe ...........3 2 0 196.67 Warragul .....3 2 0 164.44 Bairnsdale ......3 2 0 161.60 Leongatha ......2 3 0 63.04 Morwell ..........1 4 0 28.50 Drouin ............0 5 0 32.70 Wonthaggi......0 5 0 8.99 GOALKICKERS


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B. Scott (Sale) ..................... (3) 32 J. Orlicki (Warragul) ............ (8) 16 L. Di Ciero (Traralgon)......... (0) 15 K. Stamers (Traralgon) ........ (4) 15 K. Renooy (Maffra) ............. (2) 12 T. Morrow (Moe) ................. (0) 11 L. Robinson (Bairnsdale) .... (0) 10 J. Jans (Sale) ...................... (1) 10 J. Green (Bairnsdale) .......... (0) 10 C. Stockdale (Traralgon)...... (0) 9 B. Regan (Maffra) ............... (2) 9 K. Hynes (Bairnsdale) ......... (2) 9

Leongatha goals: C. Maskell 7, H. Browne 3, B. Davidson 2, A. Hillberg 2, O. Kerr 1, C. Verboon 1, J. Tomada 1, J. Kilsby 1. Leongatha best: C. Maskell, C. Rump, D. Westaway, R. Kelly, J. Tomada, S. Westaway. Drouin goals: D. Jeffreys 3, N. Burr 2, R. Salter 2, J. Doyle 1, J. Kingi 1, B. Miller 1, S. Phelan 1, S. Proctor 1. Drouin best: D. Jeffreys, D. Olsen, R. Salter, D. Jackson, J. Kingi, J. Wyatt.

Drouin goals: A. Haymes 2, K. Godwin 2, L. Duffy 1, J. Collins 1, B. Blum 1, C. Kingi 1, B. Salce 1, D. Clebney 1, J. Kos 1, J. Seri 1. Drouin best: L. Duffy, B. Blum, K. Godwin, J. Baker, N. Derrick, B. Salce. Leongatha goals: A. Trotto 2. Leongatha best: A. Trotto, M. Borschman, D. Betts, J. Harry, J. Bolge, J. O’Loughlin.

Leongatha goals: M. Davies 6, J. O’Loughlin 3, K. Gray 2, C. Brown 1, E. O’Loughlin 1, M. Hardy 1. Leongatha best: N. Phelan, M. Comben, J. Hickey, M. Davies, P. McCaughan, A. Castagna. Drouin goals: J. Jarred 2, C. Phelan 1. Drouin best: J. Jarred, C. Phelan, L. Krygger, T. Piner, S. Piner.


UNDER 18s Drouin 12.8.80 d Leongatha 2.1.13

RESERVES Leongatha 14.9.93 d Drouin 3.3.21


Traralgon .....5 0 0 471.88 20 Bairnsdale ...4 1 0 252.43 16 Drouin ........4 1 0 178.68 16 Wonthaggi ...4 1 0 139.58 16 Sale ...........3 2 0 160.80 12 Maffra ............3 2 0 118.68 12 Morwell ..........1 4 0 73.10 4 Warragul ........1 4 0 51.47 4 Leongatha ......0 5 0 40.30 0 Moe................0 5 0 9.28 0 GOALKICKERS C. Nickels (Traralgon).......... (7) 23 B. Darby-Lock (Morwell) ..... (5) 18 J. Vucenovic (Traralgon) ..... (1) 13 J. Zahra (Wonthaggi) .......... (2) 12 B. Trinder (Bairnsdale) ........ (1) 10 W. Patterson (Bairnsdale) ... (1) 10 A. Di Ciero (Traralgon) ........ (2) 9 J. McIntosh (Sale)............... (3) 9 E. Johnson (Sale) ................ (6) 9

SENIORS Leongatha 18.7.115 d Drouin 12.6.78

UNDER 16s Leongatha 6.15.51 d Drouin 5.3.33 Leongatha goals: N. Argento 2, C. Trickey 1, J. Ginnane 1, L. Wright 1, T. Sauvarin 1. Leongatha best: K. Patterson, L. Wright, N. Argento, L. Nunn, M. Olden, K. Cooper. Drouin goals: T. Hodson 2, J. Carrison 1, C. Kingi 1, M. Miller 1. Drouin best: J. Wainwright, B. Williams, J. Tomkins, M. Talbot, R. McHutchison, P. Morel.


Power swoops on Gulls WONTHAGGI continued their winning streak with a solid team performance when they visited Warragul. Again this was an important contest for both sides seeking

to push up the ladder and a close game was expected. Warragul came into the match with confidence following their good showing against Sale the previous week, and having defeated the visitors at their last outing. Wonthaggi on the other hand had taken the points

Gippsland squad announced A 31 man squad has been chosen by the Gippsland League selection committee for the interleague match against Yarra Valley at Moe on May 25. Both Leongatha and Wonthaggi are well represented with four players from each team selected. This squad will train at Moe on Wednesday May 15, Tuesday May 21 and Thursday May 23. All selected players are expected to attend the three sessions. The team will be announced at the last session. All players are to be congratulated on making the squad and we wish them the best in their endeavours

to represent the Gippsland League. Bairnsdale: Luke Dyer, James Gibbs, Shaun Mooney. Leongatha: Zac Vernon, Cade Maskell, Pat McGrath, Pat Contin. Maffra: Darren Sheen, Kelvin Porter, Ryan Foat. Moe: Tom Long, James Blaser. Morwell: Jack Brown, Harmit Singh, Mannon Johnston, Dean McDonald. Sale: Matt Ferguson, Jordan Dessent, Luke Collins, Ryan Pendlebury, Mitch Davis. Traralgon: Dan McKenna, Jackson Hall, Tim Northe. Warragul: Clinton Rowe, Matt Gray, Mark Collison. Wonthaggi: Lucas White, Earl Shaw, Aaron Ware, Lee Warnett.

against the injury ridden Parrots. Conditions were brilliant for football and the spirits of the supporters were high, anticipating a close tussle, and if the pace of the first quarter was an indication then they wouldn’t be disappointed. Wonthaggi sprung a surprise with the inclusion of new recruit Adam Cook who was finally cleared to play late Friday, having moved here several weeks previously to Wonthaggi. The game began in a rush, the free-running game of Warragul was worrying Power and the backmen were under pressure. It was a real arm wrestle between two honest sides and very entertaining. Wonthaggi applied pressure through strong tackling and were rewarded for it. Gilliland, Dryden and Guillmartin were doing well down back, while Aaron Ware, Nathan Jones, Lee Warnett and Michael Kelly were getting first use of the ball. The contest in the ruck between in-form ruckmen Earl Shaw and Matt Gray was exciting. Goals to Power’s Bryce Marshall, Chris Wylie and Troy Harley gave them the lead at quarter time. Warragul just couldn’t buy a goal and Wonthaggi were clearly taking control.

The second quarter saw Power playing solid rebound football. Jack Blair and Lochie Jones were gathering valuable possessions to put them further ahead. Mark Collison, Lachlan Petch and Calum Shiels were working hard for Warragul to lift their intensity. Fusinato, Welsh and Gray continued their good work around the ground. Cook’s solid marking across half forward was putting more pressure on Warragul’s backline. Mitch Nobelius scored Warragul’s first goal after a 50 metre penalty and Shiels got their second moments later. They were showing the spirit required to lift the side. Lucas White was gathering many possessions for Power and driving the ball forward with authority. A strong mark to O’Connor and goal followed by another to Leigh Earl saw Wonthaggi go into the long break clearly in control. There was no doubt that this game would open up in the second half. Ware scored the opening goal but Warragul got one back quickly through Buttner. Blair, Ware and Kelly continued to run the ball well and White was again impressive, finishing off his team’s good work on the scoreboard.

Power’s confidence was growing steadily and Krause, playing smart football, helped himself to three goals. It was a big quarter for the visitors who had stamped their authority on the game. Warragul began well in the final quarter kicking goals through Shiels, but Wonthaggi responded through Cook, youngster Andrew Murray and two to Lucas White to finish off what had been a terrific effort all round.

Wonthaggi have clearly stamped themselves as the big improvers and no doubt will continue to work hard to earn a possible finals’ appearance - not an easy thing in the Gippsland League where there is never an easy game. Next week Wonthaggi hosts Moe while Warragul has Leongatha at home. Final scores: Wonthaggi Power 17.19.121 d Warragul 7.9.51.

SENIORS Wonthaggi 17.19.121 d Warragul 7.9.51

UNDER 18s Wonthaggi 11.11.77 d Warragul 5.8.38

Wonthaggi goals: L. White 3, T. Krause 3, D. O’Connor 2, C. Wylie 2, A. Cook 1, N. Jones 1, T. Harley 1, L. Earl 1, B. Marshall 1, A. Ware 1, A. Murray 1. Wonthaggi best: T. Krause, A. Murray, J. Blair, N. Jones, T. Harley, A. Cook. Warragul goals: C. Shiels 3, R. Buttner 1, B. Drew 1, A. MacGibbon 1, M. Nobelius 1. Warragul best: M. Collison, L. Petch, C. Shiels, T. Fusinato, M. Gray, J. Welsh.

Wonthaggi goals: J. Waters 3, M. Combridge 2, J. Zahra 2, J. Thomas 1, P. Ryan 1, T. Landells 1, J. Fletcher 1. Wonthaggi best: P. Ryan, M. Combridge, S. Joma, R. Lindsay, J. Van Zanen, J. Thomas. Warragul goals: R. King 1, J. Hughes 1, D. Proctor 1, H. McKay 1, T. Kelly 1. Warragul best: S. Russell, M. Weadley, N. McCarty, C. Bertacco, T. Axford, A. Maric.

RESERVES Warragul 18.6.114 d Wonthaggi 8.3.51

UNDER 16s Warragul 20.19.139 d Wonthaggi 0.0.0

Warragul goals: B. Monahan 6, T. Webster 3, B. Hamilton 3, A. Alderuccio 3, C. Black 2, B. Nott 1. Warragul best: M. Johnson, B. Hamilton, B. Monahan, N. Kaljouw, S. Kelly, B. Nott. Wonthaggi goals: R. Tack 3, A. Zanella 2, B. Graham 1, J. Rocotas 1, R. Todd 1. Wonthaggi best: W. Joplin, B. Foon, J. Rocotas, B. Graham, T. Keating.

Warragul goals: J. Orlicki 8, R. Ford 3, D. Proctor 2, R. King 1, W. Barlow 1, L. Galley 1, J. Serramondi 1, M. Lynn 1, J. Hughes 1, T. Kelly 1. Warragul best: L. Lane, J. Orlicki, D. Rottler, D. Proctor, R. King, R. Ford. Wonthaggi goals: Nil. Wonthaggi best: E. Senior, C. Gilmour, L. Henry, S. Pugh, D. Tiziani, K. Brann.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - PAGE 59


Star on the rise

By Matt Dunn

BOLD predictions have been made for cricket rising star Chelsea Moscript, but the 17-year-old is too modest to make them herself.

Her former junior coach at Koonwarra Leongatha RSL, Matt Pickersgill, believes she will not only be a part of the Australian women’s team, but captain it. Whatever Chelsea believes she is capable of, there is no doubting the leg spinner’s super talent. The South Coast Christian College student can now add member of the Cricket Australia Under 18 Talent Squad to her long list of achievements. The news came out of the blue, via email. “I was in the Victorian team this year and there

were Australian talent scouts there,” she said. With some surprise she adds: “And they chose me.” Chelsea will venture to Brisbane’s Centre of Excellence in September to be part of the squad, with the chance of eventual promotion to the Shooting Stars Under 21 squad. “Women’s cricket is definitely growing and there’s so many more girls playing cricket now. It’s really exciting,” Chelsea said. She said Rob Wood, Cricket Victoria’s Gippsland regional manager, was a big part of her success. He had inspired many other girls too. “The Gippsland girls’ carnival has been blossoming over the years. It started off with about 20 and now there’s hundreds involved. Rob’s been a big part of that,” she said. Chelsea’s mother, Janine, said her daughter had been playing premier women’s

cricket at Dandenong. The decision was made as a means to an end – putting Chelsea in the site of selectors. “She really needed to make that move. Despite the high standard of cricket in Leongatha, to get to the next level you really need to be seen to be playing women’s cricket,” she said. “They don’t look at scores and results at the local level.” Janine said Chelsea had a burning ambition to take her game as far as she could, but her demeanour was naturally reserved. “Women’s cricket is a very different animal to men’s cricket. The girls tend to look at the sport as a way to build camaraderie. Chelsea has made really close friendships with the girls she’s played cricket with and against,” she said. “And she really looks forward to the opportunity of catching up with these girls and playing with and against them. To get the opportunity

to go to Queensland is an amazing opportunity. “We couldn’t believe it

when we got the email. It was completely out of the blue.”

Bowled Chels: leg spinner Chelsea Moscript shows her style.

Swimming club life memberships THREE dedicated workers for the Leongatha Swimming Club over many years, Andrew and

Caroline Bissett and Matt Pickersgill, were each awarded life memberships on Saturday night.

Under 12 aged champs: Jordan Brown and Tayla Brown.

Under 16 aged champs: Ella Clark, Clare Wiley and Ben Abbey. Under 14 aged champs: Sam Hanrahan and Kate Abbey.

The club held its AGM and presentations at the Leongatha Town Cricket Club rooms on Saturday night with the life memberships being the highlight. Both Matt and Caroline have been in the coaching ranks for many years before retiring. Andrew has served in a number of capacities including as president. The three have finished “active” service and the club felt this was the most appropriate way of rewarding their great service. In other news Peter Bellingham was elected as president for another year while Mel Henwood retains the secretary’s role with Marnie Abernathy newly on board as secretary. After dinner and the presentation of aged champion, coaches and other awards, a number people stayed on for a disco.

Under 8 aged champs: Dane Abernathy and Ava Brown. Rhonda Shambrook Best Clubperson: Rhonda presents this to Cindy Brown.

Under 10 aged champs: Merrin Giles and Kyle Brown.

Life members: Hamish Bissett (representing his father Andrew), Caroline Bissett and Matt Pickersgill all received life memberships at Saturday night’s presentation night.

Club champion: Dylan Muir won most points for the season for the Sharks.

On the rise: former junior coach Matt Pickersgill believes Chelsea will captain Australia some day.

Great effort: Leongatha’s Mikaela Cornelissen (far left) at the Australian Open Swimming Championships in Adelaide with other competitors from her Traralgon swimming team.

Top eight in Australia at 14

LEONGATHA’S Mikaela Cornelissen made the next step in her swimming career recently. The 14-year-old made her 50m butterfly final at the Australian Open Swimming Championships in Adelaide. Here she was racing against professional swimmers and Olympians. Heading into the butterfly heats Cornelissen was ranked 19 but qualified for the semi-finals in the top 16 – her initial aim. After placing ninth out of the 16 semi-finalists she was one spot away from a run in the final. Fortunately for her another competitor had to pull out and she was pulled up to lane eight in the final. Despite being disqualified for moving her foot on the block in the race making the final was a fantastic achievement. Cornelissen was really competing for the experience of a national competition. “It was pretty scary lining up next to Olympic athletes,” she said. “And all of the TV cameras.” Cornelissen said this has given her more drive to go further in swimming competitively all over the world.

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