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Sporting history MEENIYAN Golf Club is ecstatic after the men’s Division One team won its first ever golf pennant at Korumburra Golf Club on Sunday. Pictured from left are Rick Miller, Brett McKnight, Graham Hoskin, Andrew Dunne, captain Tim Miller, Ryan McKnight and Alex Cairncross. See Star sport.

Missing millions Leongatha school short of building funds By Matt Dunn LEONGATHA Secondary College will fall $3m to $4m short of what it needs to complete building works at the education precinct site, principal Brett Windsor said.

The school made an impassioned plea to Deputy Premier Peter Ryan and Education Minister Martin Dixon for the cash when the pair paid a recent visit. But no money will arrive in the short term. Neither has the State Government made any promises for future funds. “The job’s not finished. That was the point we tried to put across to Martin Dixon and Peter Ryan. The impact that not finishing has on the school is quite significant, even to the point where this building (the old part of the school, where Mr Windsor and the school’s administra-

tion staff work) is not listed to be demolished,” he said. The money for the demolition is estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, which means it would stay until money was provided for the work. Mr Windsor fears it will become an easy target for vandals. Money has been shaved from the original plan to put Mr Windsor and his administration staff closer to the students, lest they be “left like shags on a rock”. In May last year The Star reported that the State Budget had delivered $10m to rebuild LSC, with the money to come in two bites of $5m. For Mr Windsor it was a case of not looking a gift horse in the mouth. Ten million dollars was music to his ears, even if it wasn’t going to finish the job. Continued on page 6.

More needed: Leongatha Secondary College assistant principal Greg Ellt (centre) takes Education Minister Martin Dixon (left) and Deputy Premier Peter Ryan (right) through the education precinct building site recently. The tour also included Leongatha Primary School principal Rob Higgins (standing behind Mr Dixon), along with TS Construction’s project manager Mark Patterson (standing next to Mr Ryan) and college teacher Matt McPhee. Photo courtesy of Jamie Cummins, Leongatha Secondary College.

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Success behind dancing masks LEONGATHA Rotarians have every reason to smile behind their masks after their charity fundraiser on Saturday night raised more than $20,000. The Leongatha Rotary Masquerade Charity Fundraiser Party at Leongatha’s Mesley Hall was well supported by local sponsors consisting of businesses and individuals. Funds were raised by auctions on the night, a raffle and ticket sales. More than 190 people attended and danced the night away to local band Company Xposed. Winners of the $2000 cash were Lou Leggett and her mother Cecelia Johnson. The first raffle prize of a framed mask generously donated by artist Mandy K Design of Edithvale was won by Jeanette Draper. Funds raised will go towards sponsoring youth programs and other local projects.

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“It’s a mind altering drug and it has real dangers for anyone who is prone to mental instability. It triggers psychosis in people who have never had it before,” he said. “Then, it’s a very depressive drug if you use it a lot, as well as being a very addictive drug too. It’s not seen as that by the community, but it is. “There’s a group of people who can smoke it and not suffer any bad effects, but there are also a lot of people who suffer these adverse effects, which are not easily reversed.” Dr Toohill said he was disturbed by a recent article in Medicine Today, “Cannabis and mental health”, which found recent “clinical and epidemiological research has demonstrated a range of adverse psychological effects of cannabis use”.

Ice warning RETIRING police Sergeant Jim Baum said there had been a dramatic rise in illegal drug use in South Gippsland in recent time. The 37 year career cop said while heroin had always been an issue, the prevalence of ice (crystal methamphetamine) was one of the more worrying trends in the region. Last week The Star revealed a number of overdoses in South Gippsland had seen patients flown to Melbourne for treatment emergency treatment. One local party resulted in three overdoses. “When you’ve got GHB (gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid) and ice that’s a really worrying trend and one all the local communities should be concerned about,” he said. New research shows the rate of ambulance callouts per one million people puts regional Victoria’s rates above Melbourne’s for a range of drug-related problems, including cannabis, antidepressants and opioids during the 2011-2012 financial year. Dr Patrick Griffiths, from Anex Australia – a non profit health organisation dedicated to drug education – believes next year’s call out figures will be dramatically higher.

is associated with below expected performance in measures of intelligence in mid-adulthood,” the doctors wrote. The Medicine Today article referenced a Swedish study of military conscripts that found cannabis users had “up to a six-fold increase in risk of developing schizophrenia in the next 15 years”. Moreover, about “onethird of people who develop schizophrenia have a history of significant cannabis use, and the onset of illness is about three years earlier than that for nonusers.” Depression and anxiety were also listed in the article as adverse side effects to marijuana use. Dr Toohill said he was angered by calls to legalise the drug. “That is foolishness in the extreme. The more we study it the more we see patients with problems. We don’t want to legalise it, we want to educate people that it’s a disaster,” he said. “I’ve seen people who have had depression from it, I’ve seen people who have had psychosis from it, I’ve seen addiction difficulties associated with it and I’ve seen people who just don’t function well because of it.

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Cathy cares for dying By Jane Ross TERMINAL illness can be a confronting and difficult time for patients and their loved ones.

There is no hospice in South Gippsland where people can go to be cared for in their final months, weeks and days, but there is a service that offers succour and comfort to those who want it. South Gippsland Palliative Care Service is part of a regionwide consortium which includes 50 volunteers who provide support both before and after a loved one has died. One of those volunteers is Cathy Matthews of Leongatha. She has faced vicissitudes and challenges on her own life journey and, after retiring from her role as a social worker and counsellor, a friend suggested she volunteer with the palliative care team.

Feeling her experiences had given her a deeper understanding of and empathy with her fellow human beings, Cathy decided to give it a try. She now regards her palliative care volunteering as an immense privilege. “It’s about having a heart.” While last week was Volunteers Week, this is Palliative Care Week. She stressed she is part of the team of professionals who provide care to the terminally ill and her role can vary. Sometimes she just sits quietly with the patient or reads to them. She might do a light hand massage or listen as the patient tells their story; with privacy and confidentiality to the fore. “I become an active listener and it’s all very respectful and sensitive.” Cathy has found one of the most significant and soothing comforts she can bring is music. She will play tapes of the music the patient

likes or play her special therapeutic harp. Through her volunteering, she learned about Peter Roberts and the reverie harp he designed for use in music therapy with frail and dying people. Cathy commissioned Peter to make her one and she plays it when visiting people in their homes or hospitals. “The harp is full of resonance and vibrations and when played, it relaxes people and helps them to a place of quiet and pleasant contemplation,” she said. “The harp also helps build ambience, particularly if the person is in a hospital ward. The nursing staff appreciate the music and its calming influence.” It can help soothe families too. The harp doesn’t produce traditional tunes, just gentle sounds. “It’s just beautiful and out of this world,” Cathy said, “and even if they are not responsive, patients

can actually feel the resonance and vibration.” She said volunteering has given her the opportunity to continue learning in both a formal and informal sense. Before being matched with a person in palliative care, volunteers must complete a free training course covering a number of topics including diversity, spirituality, communication skills, responding to loss and grief, death and dying and an overview of illnesses and their symptoms. An important part of that training is self care and Cathy is well versed in that subject, having run a number of workshops in her professional life for colleagues and those in the health field. Members of the palliative care team support each other as necessary. Cathy said common sense and being in the moment are important tools in her volunteering. “I don’t have to fix anything – just be there.”

Privilege: Cathy Matthews feels extraordinarily privileged to share the final months, weeks, days or moments of a person’s life as a palliative care volunteer.

Curry and Carmel on the menu IF YOU’VE been meaning to go along to one of the Southern Business Women’s Network Inc’s (SBWN) monthly dinner events for some time now, June’s event might just be the one to mark in the diary.

Their next speaker, Carmel Slater is one of those female dynamos who seems to epitomise many of the themes close to working women’s hearts: doing what you love, having a proper work/life balance, having adventures, being successful, community involvement, and so much more. Carmel teaches piano, has been re-

hearsal pianist and musical director for well known Gippsland productions, has produced and presented numerous concerts for charity, and ventures regularly overseas for exciting treks and adventures. The SBWN holds dinner events on the second Thursday of every month, showcasing quality venues within the

Bass Coast and South Gippsland shires, with a variety of guest speakers from within and outside the membership base. The emphasis is on friendly networking in a relaxed and safe environment. Last month 32 women met at Manna Gum in Inverloch, to hear from Mary Ross-Heazlewood, palliative care coordinator for South Gippsland.

The Carmel Slater event is to be held at the Leongatha Indian Restaurant on June 13. Bookings can be made online at June’s MC will be Kaz Hughes, partner at Prom Country Real Estate. Kaz suggests if you are going to go along, bring your business cards and be prepared to have fun. New members are welcome.

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State praised, feds panned By Matt Dunn FORMER Rural Doctors Association Victorian president Nola Maxfield said while the State Budget had offered local medicos something, the Federal Budget had not.

The Wonthaggi-based GP, obstetrician and anaesthetist said money contributed by the state to train doctors, nurses and allied health professionals in rural areas would help South Gippsland. The state has tipped in $3 million over four years to provide 24 training positions – six additional training positions each year – for rural GPs in specialist areas such as obstetrics, anaesthetics, emergency medicine and surgery, increasing their skills to practise in country hospitals. “Some of that money is for rural generalists – GPs with specialist skills like obstetrics – with extra money put into an existing program,� she said. “We’ve got a model that takes someone who’s just graduated as a doctor and organises their jobs for the next six years, making sure they have the relevant experience in training. That will be happening basically all within Gippsland, between hospitals and general practices. “People will be seeing young doctors who have done their GP and obstetrician training coming into rural communities like Leongatha or Wonthaggi and practicing their obstetrics with someone supervising.�

The extra support will lead to better trained generalists, Dr Maxfield believes. She was hopeful many of the doctors would remain in the area after the six year stint. “Unfortunately, nationally they haven’t really picked this up. There’s nothing in the Federal Budget that’s exciting from our perspective,� she said. “It’s a matter of things being cut.� Dr Maxfield said levies from Medicare were not providing enough for general practices, which were giving good quality care at a discount rate. Her comments were backed by Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent. “More than 12,600 recipients of Tax Benefits Part A in McMillan will not get the increase they were promised by Labor, and it has also reneged on a promise to restore the indexation of the childcare rebate in 2014,� Mr Broadbent said. “It will cost families more to visit their GP as a result of this budget and the increase to the Medicare levy will also hit family budgets, with an average Australian family earning $70,000 a year, $350 a year worse off. “Labor’s latest unprecedented attacks on family support payments and household budgets comes at a time when families can least afford it,� he said. “Since 2007, the cost of electricity has increased by 93.8 per cent, water and sewage has increased 63.1 per cent, gas has increased 61.8 per cent, medical and health services is up 40.9 per cent and rents have increased by 30.2 per cent.�

Following dreams: award winning student Dylan Adkins at Korumburra Secondary College.

Passion pays off A KORUMBURRA teenager is a bright spark in more ways than one. Dylan Adkins aims to become an electrician and is already working with Burra Electrical to gain experience as part of his school studies. The Korumburra Secondary College student’s dedication to his school work, through undertaking a Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), resulted in him winning a major award in Melbourne recently. Dylan received the Outstanding Achievement in All Areas during a Department of Education ceremony at Federation Square, accompanied by parents Bruce and Katrina, and school principal Terry Harrington. “It was not something I was expecting,� Dylan said. The school’s VCAL coordinator Stacey Witton said the award was of a high calibre. “The award is a credit to what we offer at the school but it came down to Dylan’s motivation,� she said.

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Copping it sweet By Matt Dunn FORMER Leongatha Police and Bass Coast Highway Patrol sergeant Jim Baum said his decades in the force had been a “blessing”.

Jim, who will retire in the coming weeks, has spent 37 years on the beat, with 10 years at Leongatha Police and a further 10 at the Bass Coast Highway Patrol. He was keen to notch up 40 years in the force, but bowel cancer hijacked those plans. Fortunately, the cancer is in remission now and he is looking forward to a retirement that will see him cruising around on his Harley Davidson and spending a lot more time with his family. Jim believes an early test saved his life: “Had I not done it, I wouldn’t be here. I’d implore any person to do the test. I had no symptoms or anything, and if I hadn’t tested, in six to 12 months I would have been dead.” But the migrating cancer was not an easy thing to fix and the spectre of it is always with him. “I did my test early and I was detected early. But that still led to major surgery and chemo treatments and the like. I got on top of that and was really pleased with where I was travelling,” he said. “But a routine test a couple of years later found a secondary lot of cancer on my liver. That led to more surgery and more chemo.” The second discovery of cancer proved tougher than the first, and work ambitions were shelved. Shiftwork and the pressures associated with policing had taken their toll, he said. “The latest testing has been good. I hope it remains that way. But once you have cancer you have it for life. It’s never really far from your mind,” he said. “It takes you to some dark places and it always will. You say to yourself, ‘I’ve just got to move on with this,’ but I had a blood test yesterday and a cat scan today. That’s a twice a year routine, and it’s a constant reminder. “I’ve been fortunate to have great support from my loving wife, Helga, and my family. That really is crucial because you certainly need family around you as you go. I know, though, there are blokes out there who won’t do the test. If you get it early you

Jim Baum: the retiring Leongatha Police and Bass Coast Highway Patrol sergeant believes he was “blessed” by his career in the force. can fix it early.” Jim will spend his time now focused on being happy and healthy, free from “the stress of a police environment”. In the time since first being diagnosed, he has “done a lot of soul searching”. “I’m always one for finding out why things happen, which is why I became a policeman. There’s been a lot of cancers in Leongatha and I came up with more than 30 names within the last 10 years. They were people of varying ages and varying lifestyles,” he said. “The only answer I came up with was there is no answer in the end. I don’t know why it strikes certain people. I decided very early on in the piece that I’m not happy about it, but I’d only worry about the things I have control over. “If I don’t have control, what will be will be. I have to accept that.”

Being part of the force has been an essential and rewarding part of Jim’s life. As any cop will tell you, there are few careers like policing, where life is seen up close and in its rawest forms. For Jim, “having a crack” was always the most important thing and he walks away proud of his commitment to the work. “I loved being a cop and I never wanted to do anything else. I joined as soon as I could. I loved the variety of it and I loved the thought of every day going to work and not knowing what was going to happen,” he said. “It’s such a fluid occupation and changing all the time. Right up until the very end I still enjoyed patrolling, for the very reason you’d never know what job was going to come over the radio and what you were going to find.” He said he remembers every day, from graduation to the end. Overwhelmingly, he said, it was the people he worked with who made the job

so special. But, as any cop will know, there were dark times. Jim, originally from Horsham, spent time as a law instructor with now Chief Commissioner and former Korumburra resident Ken Lay, along with stints as an officer at St Kilda, Port Melbourne, Glen Waverly and back in the Wimmera in his home town. His career defining work began in the Road Accident Research Unit (now known as the Major Crash Investigation Unit). He was inspired to become part of the unit after the death of a 21 year old woman, killed by a drunk driver. “She was engaged to be married, a beautiful young woman with hardly a mark on her. I just thought, ‘This is not right,’ From that point on my job direction changed,” he said. The trauma that flows from road carnage has been a constant source of frustration throughout his life. And Jim has seen the sinister way alcohol can turn people’s worlds upside down. He said he is not a “wowser” but despairs at the way young people drink to excess, a trend he believes is escalating year by year. It’s an addiction, he said, that fuels violence, petty crime and, of course, road trauma. Jim emphasises the point that collisions on the road where alcohol is a factor are never “accidents”. And yet, policing has been a source of joy for Jim too – the daily interaction with other cops and the good people of South Gippsland. He couldn’t care less what the “villains” think of him. Leongatha has been a special place for Jim and one that welcomed him with open arms. “I knew nothing about this side of the state whatever. Within three months I’d met lots of really good quality people. Helga and I decided that was it, this was a great place to bring up a family and I had a good chance to have an involvement with the community,” he said. “Being a policeman in a town like this, the police see the community as theirs and the community see the police as their police. That was special. “We’d take crime almost personally, because our kids lived here and we lived here. Even petty crimes we liked to jump on as it happened. You’ve got to be at it all the time. If you let it get away, it’ll get away real quick. It’s just a matter of being assessable.”

Family history intrigues THEY say the past always shapes the present. Then little wonder an annual family history seminar attracted a record crowd in Leongatha on Saturday. More than 60 people attended the seminar held by the South Gippsland Genealogical Society at the Dakers Centre, lured by four quality speakers. Seminar organiser Margaret Pegler was impressed with the

outcome. “There is a growing interest in family history. There is a lot more material available more easily on the internet you have to verify but it is there,” she said. Anne Burrows from the State Library of Victoria discussed the library’s genealogical centre and resources of interest to family historians, including the Family Matters blog and research guides. Jenny Harkness from the FamilySearch website

spoke about how the site can help people discover their roots for free and advised on successful research techniques. Professor Janet McCalman talked about the Founders and Survivors Project, tracing the lives of Tasmanian convicts in Australia. Using Scottish censuses was the subject of a presentation by Susan McLean from the Genealogical Society of Victoria’s Scottish ancestry group.

Insightful group: Anne Burrows (front) from the State Library of Victoria with Susan McLean of the Genealogical Society of Victoria’s Scottish ancestry group, Jenny Harkness from FamilySearch website and the South Gippsland Genealogical Society’s Margaret Pegler.

Art fans: Leongatha Secondary College art enthusiasts, back, from left: Megan Frazer, Kisha Vanstone, Hayley Hannon, Kaitlyn Hasson, Georgia Findlay,Celeste Bentley, Genevieve Scholte and Vanesa Redpath. Front: Chelsea Scoble and Kathryn Cardy.

Teens inspired LEONGATHA Secondary College Year 12 Art students made their way to Melbourne for an Art and Design Extravaganza recently.

Students saw top Victorian student work from 2012 at the TOP Art and TOP Design exhibitions, and experienced a tour of the new RMIT Design Hub on Swanston Street.

Tom Harper, landscape architect at RMIT, gave the group a tour of state of the art facility where they experienced firsthand how university students work, collaborate and design.

School short of building funds Continued from page 1. “The reality is that when the budget was announced and we got the money we weren’t going to say, where’s the rest of it? You’re obviously going to take it, but it was short a few million – probably four,” he said. “I haven’t been hopeful at all that we would get the extra money, certainly not in the past 18 months.

It seems less and less likely that it’s going to happen, especially with the lack of capital works funding that is happening at the moment.” A question emailed to Mr Dixon Can the school expect any extra funds to help finish its building works? – was referred to a spokeswoman, who said: “The government must responsibly balance and prioritise the needs of over 1500

government schools in Victoria.” “State Budget constraints do not allow for all school infrastructure needs to be immediately funded, but the government is working towards developing a long term capital works pipeline that will provide much needed transparency and certainty for government school building works into the future,” she said.

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More police needed By Matt Dunn RETIRING police Sergeant Jim Baum believes the local force has been denied extra resources for too long.

Free now from sanctions, Sgt Baum can at last speak his mind on the issue. While the workload has dramatically increased for South Gippsland cops, he said, the extra police have failed to materialise. “Workload’s increased for officers, and personally I’d love to see more resources. In 20 years we’ve had an increase of two officers – one at Mirboo North and one at Leongatha,” he said. “The population’s grown, the workload’s grown, the demand on police has gone up. They don’t realise it’s not just all about crime and stats. There’s a lot of demand on the policing service

in this area. “We’re not shooting for the stars. Give Korumburra an extra couple, three to Leongatha, three to Foster, a couple for Inverloch. We could do with a lot more with extra staff.” Sgt Baum said the extra police could be used to have regular foot patrols, stations open from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday for people needing “counter enquiries”, along with more “target investigations on drug related crime”. “It just makes sense to me and we just don’t seem to do it. I can talk to officers in charge from years gone by who would talk about the same problems – staffing and budget,” he said. “We always start our financial year behind. That says to me they don’t give us enough. We have to justify every cent we spend – and rightly so – but we need more money. “Ken Lay (Victoria Police Commissioner) and

Peter Ryan (Deputy Premier and former Police Minister) have their hands tied as far as where police can go. But if we can’t get that with Ken, a Korumburra local, and Peter, our local representative, in power, we’ll never get it.” Sgt Baum said Inverloch police often worked “one up” when they attended jobs at local pubs on Friday and Saturday nights, a situation which left them vulnerable. “They’ve done that ever since I’ve been here. It’s just not safe enough. In addition they’re sent to Venus Bay, Walkerville, Bear Gully. It’s smarter to be two up,” he said. “To compromise safety for budget, which I’ve seen in my time, is wrong. We’ve just been lucky we’ve got away with it. Simple as that. We’ve had some close calls, but we’re lucky that no police members have been hurt by being called out one up.”

Sgt Baum said a composite roster, which will see local police working later and longer was okay, but it added to the burden. “If you’re doing that you’re robbing the other end of the shift. And you’re always going to be short,” he said. “It would just be nice to have a bit of meat on the bone, but it’s never happened since I’ve been here and I don’t see it changing in the short term.” Police Association Secretary Greg Davies said Sgt Baum had been “a real asset to the policing of South Gippsland and he knows the situation ‘on the ground’ as well as anyone could”. “There is no doubt that the area needs more police but, unfortunately, the Chief Commissioner has to prioritise where he allocates personnel. Hopefully, South Gippsland is nearing the top of that list,” he said.

Emergency response praised By Jane Ross WONTHAGGI Hospital emergency department (ED) staff have been excelling themselves in their treatment times with patients.

They have been praised by Health Minister David Davis. He said the hospital’s ability to treat ED patients in times above the state average came in spite of funding chaos created by the Federal Government. Mr Davis said figures for the first quarter of 2013 show the hospital treated 100 per cent of category

one emergency patients immediately on arrival at ED. And 79 per cent of all ED patients were treated within benchmark times during that quarter. That’s up one per cent from the same time last year and four per cent higher than the state average. Bass Coast Regional Health (BCRH) CEO Lea Pope said: “We are meeting the majority of targets which we are obviously pleased with. Our work to reduce the number of patients staying in the ED for prolonged periods has resulted in great improvements over the last year.” The state target for treating category two pa-

tients within 10 minutes of arrival is 80 per cent and Wonthaggi recorded 82 per cent. With category three arrivals, the results were 78 per cent of Wonthaggi’s ED patients treated within the 30 minute benchmark, above the state average of 75 per cent. Semi urgent category four patients have a state average of 71 per cent, while Wonthaggi’s result was 77 per cent treated within an hour of arrival. With non urgent category five patients, the state average of treating them within two hours of arrival is 89 per cent. Wonthaggi recorded 91 per cent. The state average for

discharging home nonadmitted ED patients within the benchmark four hours was 78 per cent for the March quarter, while Wonthaggi recorded 84 per cent. Mr Davis said the im-

pact of federal funding cuts continues to hurt Victorian hospitals and patients. The funding chaos ensued when the Federal Government withdrew $61.2 million from Victorian hospitals over four months from

last December. BCRH’s share of that was more than $300,000 and at the time, Ms Pope said the cut was devastating and she didn’t know how the health service would manage it.

Mr Davis said intense pressure from health services and communities forced the Federal Government to back flip on the cuts but hospitals are still scrambling to correct the damage.

Job ad timing “insensitive” By Brad Lester

Council placed an advertisement in last week’s Star, calling for applicants for project manager for Vision 2050 – a project to create a community vision for the shire. The new job comes with a $98,376 package. Council is already facing immense costs, including a $4.6 million superannuation bill, while proposing to increase rates by 7.5 per cent next financial year. “This was an ill considered and insensitive time to advertise this position considering the financial pressures,” Cr Kennedy said. The decision to appoint the manager was made by council at the February council meeting. Councillors then agreed to a budget of $60,000 from salary vacancies year to date to start the project immediately and approve the appointment of a project officer to an initial period of 10 months. The mayor yesterday (Monday) said the funds would come from within existing finances. The mayor said he voted for the motion “reluctantly”. “We still have a way to go about how it’s going to work out and I’m looking for it to be a lot cheaper while still doing a good job,” Cr Kennedy said. The mayor said he wished he had more information to consider. “We erred and will go back and have a look at the process again,” Cr Kennedy said. The position description specifies the manager will develop a project plan, establish a local strategic working Community Vision 2050 Committee, provide secretariat support to the committee, prepare a draft and final Community Vision document to the council. The manager will also be required to engage a consultant.

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A whirlwind tour: a group of Beijing teachers was in South Gippsland last week, spending time at Leongatha Primary School and with LPS teachers at Wilsons Prom (pictured). Chinese teachers and students will become a far more common site in the region as Gippsland educators establish closer ties with the Asian giant.

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AN INDIAN BANQUET WITH CARMEL SLATER: MUSICIAN, PHILANTHROPIST & ADVENTURER! THURSDAY JUNE 13, 6.30-9.30PM AT LEONGATHA INDIAN RESTAURANT, 20 Roughead Street Leongatha Carmel teaches piano in Melbourne, has been rehearsal pianist and musical director for well known Gippsland productions, has produced and presented numerous concerts for charity, and ventures regularly overseas for exciting treks and adventures! Come and listen to what drives this dynamic woman to do the things she does!

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Give ’Burra a go By Brad Lester MOVING some council staff to Korumburra would free retail space in Leongatha, paving the way for further development in Leongatha. That is the view of Korumburra Business Association treasurer Brian Hess, after the association last week launched a petition calling for South Gippsland Shire Council to shift some departments to the former Korumburra Shire offices in Korumburra. The petition will be available for signing at Korumburra businesses for the next three to five weeks, before association president David Amor presents it to the June 26 council meeting. “It (the move) makes economic sense, not just for Korumburra but the whole of the shire,” Mr Hess said. “It makes for a more viable option than precious land in the centre of Leongatha being taken up by

council offices when it should be a retail centre.” Mr Amor said a Korumburra presence would help council to better reach the communities of Moyarra, Jeetho, Nyora, Loch and Poowong. “If people can come into Korumburra, it makes it much easier for them. I know it’s just another 15km down the road (to Leongatha) but we are trying to get it more streamlined,” he said. “Other shires have got two or three offices.” Those councils include neighbouring Bass Coast and Wellington. “Being the second biggest town in South Gippsland Shire, it does make common sense to bring some shire assets to other places in the shire,” Mr Amor said. “By bringing more people to Korumburra, they will buy more goods here too.” Mr Hess added: “Nyora is a fast growing area so it makes sense to get in there early. “There is a need to decentralise. It will get council closer to the peo-

ple and that makes problems easier to solve.” As for which departments could be moved to Korumburra, Mr Amor said that needed investigation. “Nowadays, with internet and email, you do not have to be next to someone,” he said. Mr Hess added: “The petition is about general discussion about what the community wants to see here.” Mr Amor is hopeful council will see merit in the proposal. “I’m a guy that puts up an idea and has the pluses and minuses as well,” he said. Mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy welcomed the suggestions, saying the community would have a say about the aspirations of their immediate communities on “a want-need-afford basis”. “I fully support looking at a shared services approach. Korumburra, I hope, would be the first cab off the rank for such a service,” he said. “On a shared service basis, the idea has a bucketload of merit.”

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Set up shop: Korumburra Business Association president David Amor and treasurer Brian Hess are urging the community to support a petition calling for South Gippsland Shire Council to relocate some staff to the former Korumburra Shire offices.


Syringe attacker behind bars

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a blood-filled syringe. She was sentenced to 30 months in prison with a non parole period of 20 months when she fronted Geelong County Court earlier this year. “She was seen by a witness running down Bair Street, and ultimately she was seen getting into a getaway car in the middle of McCartin Street,” DS/C Hadley said. Video footage from McCartins Hotel and statements from the shop assistant and 10 locals, was used as evidence in the case. Other information came later too. Jojic had “quite a significant criminal history”. DS/C Hadley said police were only as good as their witnesses. “On this occasion the local people were fantastic,” he said. “We had plenty of interest and lots of phone calls.”

Bat attack AN offender with a baseball bat attacked the car of another man. The incident occurred in Graham Street, Wonthaggi, outside the Caledonian Hotel at 3.45pm on Friday, May 17. The victim was in his white Ford Falcon sedan with his six year old daughter when another male, who was known to the victim, drove his vehicle on to the wrong side of the

road. The victim was forced to stop his car and the offender jumped on the bonnet, striking the windscreen a number of times with the baseball bat and shouting threats. Acting Sergeant Sean Kennedy of Wonthaggi Police Station is requesting any witnesses to contact him at the police station. Police believe, given the location and time of day, there would be many witnesses to the attack.

Shop break in

A FOSTER shop was burgled between 12.30pm on Saturday, May 11 and 1.30pm on Monday, May 13. An offender forced open the rear door of the Main Street jewellery shop with a jemmy bar or similar and took a large amount of jewellery from the business.

House robbed

AN OFFENDER burgled a house in Brumley Street, Leongatha between 5pm on Saturday, May 11 and 3pm on Sunday, May 12. A rear security door of the house was forced, with entry gained by an unlocked rear door. The house was ransacked and electrical items and medications were stolen.

NAPLAN must benefit kids

1.Notice of motion - differential rates 2014/ 2015 2.Request for council rep on new external committee 3.Nomination of Cr to MAV transport & 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 & contracts under CEO delegation - April 9.Early Years facilities renewal program service levels 10.Volunteer policy 11.Policy reviews 12.Amendment to hours of operation for existing health club 13.Planning permits within open potable water supply 14.C73 Bena rezoning 15.Housing and settlement strategy - draft strategy for exhibition 16.Formalise name for road off Union St, Bena as Hennessy Court 17.Priority Projects for advocacy, funding & focus 2013/14 18.Closed session – Contractual matter

SCHOOL leaders hope NAPLAN tests will ultimately benefit students.


COUNCIL WORKS THIS WEEK Allambee Sth/ Wooreen to Mardan area Road stabilisation works Buffalo/Stony Creek area Road maintenance Buffalo – Waratah Rd, Buffalo Road grading Korumburra area Road maintenance Mossvale Park Concrete floodway works Stewart & Dunlops Rd, Middle Tarwin Road grading Wild Dog Valley Rd, Mount Eccles Road stabilisation works

A HAPLESS burglar got more than he bargained for when he came face to face with a 10 year old girl armed with a tin of fly spray. The man broke into the Broome Crescent, Wonthaggi, address at about 6.30pm on Friday, May 17. The victim arrived home with her grandchildren and found a male in the hallway of her house. Fly spray in hand, the grand daughter was quickly on the attack, spraying the intruder in the face. The offender then ran out the front door of the house. The male is said to be between 18 and 30 years old, tall and skinny and was wearing a light grey hoodie. The offender had entered the house by forcing a window and has gone through drawers in the lounge room. It appears a small amount of cash may have been taken.

Students sat the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy test last week. Leongatha Secondary College principal Brett Windsor believes NAPLAN testing “does little to improve the standard of education” across the board. However, he believed there was some benefit to individual schools. “I don’t see the testing has of a great deal of use systemically. I see the testing as useful for the school, because we can use it as a means of working out where our own kids are performing,” he said. “In that way we can use them to develop improved learning outcomes.” Mr Windsor said his teachers did not devote a great deal of time teaching to the NAPLAN test. Year 7 and Year 9 students at Korumburra Secondary College sat the NAPLAN test last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Assistant principal John Wilson said the tests covered writing, numeracy and reading. “We hope the results are used for purposes that benefit the students and the school,” he said.

Thinking deep: Laura Welsh has turned to her own imagination for inspiration.

Art empowers

ART inspired by how the artist feels while creating is on show at Mushroom Crafts in Leongatha this month.

Laura Welsh presents On a Roll, an exhibition about shapes, patterns and colours from her imagination. “Creating my art makes me feel free. No-one is controlling what marks I make or the patterns or colours I choose,” she said. “I find this empowering. I absolutely love creating and repeating patterns with markers and paints. It relaxes me and takes me to a happy place.” The exhibition continues at the Bair Street gallery until the end of May.

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Farmers first, Dry touch of class says Katter By Brad Lester ONE of the newest political parties in Australia believes it has a plan to increase returns to dairy and beef farmers, and enhance agriculture across the nation.

Katter’s Australian Party is proposing to stand candidates in all House of Representative seats at the September 14 federal election, including McMillan – the seat spanning South Gippsland and Bass Coast shires, and now held by Liberal Russell Broadbent. One South Gippslander has already expressed an interest in standing. The party is yet to confirm the successful candidate. Senate candidates could be announced as early as this week. KAP leader Bob Katter – the maverick big hat wearing long term politician from Queenslander – spoke exclusively to The Star from Parliament House in Canberra last Tuesday, detailing his proposal to reinvigorate farming. The industry in South Gippsland would benefit from nation-wide reforms, the Member for Kennedy said, namely: • reintroducing regulation of the dairy industry; • removing free trade; • lowering the value of the Australian dollar; • establishing a bank offering low interest loans; and • breaking the supermarket duopoly of Coles and Woolworths. Mr Katter said an arbitrated milk price would result in an extra $140,000 a year for Victorian dairy farmers. “We have had statutory marketing in all our industries for the past 50-80 years and it is only in recent years that we haven’t and everyone is cutting us to pieces,” he said. Deregulation of the dairy industry

slashed the price of milk from 59 cents wants to retain agricultural workers’ a litre to 42 cents in New South Wales wages, so they’re not “working for and Queensland, Mr Katter said. nothing”. “If there was a competitive market “We have always had a policy of between Coles and Woolworths, we paying a little more for our products so would get the 59 cents,” he said. as we can provide work for our fellow On that point, Mr Katter wants Australians,” he said. no retailer to have control of more The party wants a ‘rural than 22 per cent of the retail food reconstruction bank’ to offer low market, labelling food as an “essential interest loans to farmers when their commodity”. income drops below sustenance levels. Australian farmers remain Unless government action is taken disadvantaged by the lack of now, Mr Katter believes Australians government support for the industry, would rely on food sourced from Mr Katter said, noting the OECD overseas. (Organisation for Economic “We are a net importer of fruit and Cooperation and Development) vegies. We are net importer of pork average government subsidy levels for and we are mass importer of seafood. agriculture are 41 per cent of the gross Seven to eight years ago, we were value of production. major exporters of these items,” he “That 41 per cent comes by way said. of subsidy or tariffs or embargoes. “Within three to eight Our support level is 4.5 per cent,” Mr years, we will be a Katter said. net importer of “If our farmers were running food overall a 100m race, we would be giving on present our competitors a 30m head trends.” start.” Reducing the value of the Australian dollar would benefit agriculture by making local produce more affordable on the international market, while lowering interest rates. “Most of South Gippsland’s milk goes on the world market so if the dollar came down to where it was before Costello drove it through the roof, farmers’ gross income would double. The dollar should be around 70 cents,” Mr Katter said. Interest rates in Australia over the past three years have hovered at around five per cent, Mr Farmers first: Katter’s Australian Katter said, compared to Party leader and Queensland MP, Bob 0.3 per cent worldwide. Katter. While increasing returns to farmers, Mr Katter also

CHEMDRY Hillside carpet specialists Alec and Lyn Harris have cleaned up a lot of spills in their time, but increasingly they're redoing the work of customers.

The couple said a growing number of clients were hiring their own steam cleaning equipment, only to discover it did not do the job half as well as they expected. Added to that, carpets took up to a day to dry. “A lot of people are starting to use the do it yourself option, but we're going in to clean up afterwards because the job that it's doing is not nearly as good as they expect it to be,” Lyn said. “These people who have brought us in to clean up afterwards have spent probably $70 to $100 and then they pay us to clean up afterwards.” With such a professional outfit servicing South Gippsland, the obvious question is

why do it yourself when Lyn and Alec can it for you? “The do it yourself option also leaves the carpet very damp, meaning you can't use it for a long time after. With our work it's generally dry within a 2-3 hours in winter,” Alec said. In the winter the problem of do it yourself jobs is that they take longer to dry, which in turn creates problems such as odour. Alec and Lyn said they often are called to reclean and sanitise following DIY. Alec said many people who choose the do it yourself option were also ending up with surplus chemicals that have a limited shelf life. The ChemDry clean is renowned everywhere as the healthier, cleaner and drier way to clean carpets, upholstery and other items, including mattresses and car interiors. Whatever the weather is doing, Lyn and Alec leave all upholstery jobs touch dry when they leave.

Well done: Alec and Lyn Harris of ChemDry Hillside were finalists in the Robert Harris award at the ChemDry National Conference recently, adding to a swag of accolades for the couple.


RSL raises $2000 MORE than $2000 was raised for cancer research at an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event at the Leongatha RSL last Thursday morning.

Helping hands: Red Cross ladies Noreen Williams and Glad Butler donated their time to sell raffle tickets at the Leongatha RSL morning tea.



About 150 attended to hear guest speaker Kate Gale from Ballarat talk about personal triumph over cancer. More than 60 raffle prizes were donated from local businesses.

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THE Australian Red Cross Blood Service would like to thank donors from Leongatha for their generosity when the mobile blood donor centre visited recently. Despite reduced capacity of the collection unit for this visit, residents still managed to give 166 donations, saving an incredible 498 lives – thank you. The mobile blood donor centre will next visit Leongatha from October 8 to 18. Please call 13 14 95 to make an appointment or visit www.donateblood. for more information.

AS part of the Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival, from May 17 to 25 there is a competition to find South Gippsland’s best damper.


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Cook your favourite damper and get it to the Fish Creek Hall on Saturday, May 25. Entry forms are available at the post office. THANK you to Leongatha’s Toyworld for the short-term loan of a plastic cow to The Star last week. It was much appreciated. ON Friday last week, Grade 5 and 6 students from Welshpool and District Primary School travelled to Foster for the winter sports fixture against the Combined Register Schools of St Laurence and St Joseph’s. They played soccer and basketball. The children all had victories, but more importantly displayed excellent sportsmanship and total cooperation with the organisers. THE South Gippsland Branch of Ulysses Club invites anyone over 40 with

a motorbike to join them. Members enjoy a monthly social night and motorbike rides throughout South Gippsland and beyond. They ride with other branches of Ulysses and attend motorcycle rallies. Their next ride will be to the Prom for a barbecue in early June. Meat and bread supplied. To find out more, ring Val Grayden on 5662 3519 or 0407 623 515. The Ulysses motto is “Grow old disgracefully”. SCOTS Pioneer Church in Mardan will host the Ecumenical Pleasant Sunday afternoon again this Sunday, May 27 at 2pm. Minister of the Uniting Church in Leongatha, Paul Bauer, will speak on A Few Observations. He has kindly organised various Uniting Church members to perform the musical interlude and to read two scriptures. Afternoon tea and a chat will follow.

Cook up: Terry Crawford of Leongatha won a Weber Q barbecue courtesy of the raffle held by the Relay for Life team Multiple Stitches. The team comprised people from Mirboo North and Leongatha, and raised $1500. The barbecue was kindly donated by Dave Rosser/The Gas Connection, Leongatha. The relay was held at Dumbalk on April 20 and 21, with a record 18 teams.

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Hair goes for cause THE Moyarra Ladies Group’s recent Biggest Morning Tea Morning Tea raised the magnificent sum of $3670. Fifty-two people crowded into the old school-house for the Cancer Council fundraiser, enjoying a cuppa with an impressive spread of sandwiches, cakes, slices and scones. Guests participated in a number of fund-raising activities, including a spinning wheel, produce table and raffle. There were candles to light and

a memory board to remember those who had lost their lives to cancer. During the morning, Moyarra resident Joy O’Meara, who has had long hair for over 60 years, had her head shaved by local hairdresser Chris Kyle who kindly donated her time. Overall, Joy’s effort raised an amazing $2110, which is included in the above total. This was the culmination of several weeks of collecting donations to support research into cancer treatment. Everyone was impressed with her

Sweet success: Meaghan and Luke Stothart were in town on Friday doing their best to raise money for the Leongatha Gymnastics Club. The sweettalking siblings sold chocolates by the boxful.

The event raised $15,000 for Kate Zizys, an artist living in Churchill who is known to many in the art scene around Australia. Kate operates GreenWorks Press in Morwell, an open access studio for artists, and an edition printing service. The funds raised will go to Kate to enable her to keep operating GreenWorks Press whilst undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She was diagnosed three months ago, and has had to undergo surgery and is now in the middle of chemotherapy. The auction also raised awareness of cancer in the community. The event was a huge effort by the Prom Coast Arts volunteers and the two main organisers, Paul Satchell and Kerry Spokes. If you would like to contribute to the fund, contact Gecko Studio Gallery on 5683 2481 for bank account details.

Lyrebirds captains and vice-captains: Luke, Mackenzie and Georgia with Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, Ken Lay.

Police chief visits CHIEF Commissioner of Victoria Police, Ken Lay, visited Loch Primary School recently to present house captain and class captain badges to the school leaders at their weekly assembly.

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Be brave, shave: Moyarra’s Joy O’Meara, who has had long hair for more than 60 years, had her head shaved by local hairdresser Chris Kyle, who kindly donated her time.

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fantastic contribution as well as her ‘new look’. Joy’s husband, Barney, did not recognise his “new wife”. Organiser and compere for the day, Lyn Herbert, said the morning tea could not have been such a success without the support of local people as well as the assistance of Joy and Barney O’Meara, and Trish and Trevor Browning. This year’s Biggest Morning Tea was the second one held at the school and another is planned for next year. Overall, it was a great effort by everyone.

THE Something For Kate Art Auction at the Fish Creek Memorial Hall recently was a huge success.


THE Lyrebird Hospital Auxiliary wants you to enjoy a great movie and also raise money for your local hospitals in Leongatha and Korumburra. The Great Gatsby has its opening night at Stadium Four Cinema in Leongatha and you can come along on Thursday, May 30 for just $20 including supper. The supper is also going to have a 1920s theme if you wish to dress-up (optional). The auxiliary is working on raising funds for two lifting chairs for both the Leongatha and Korumburra campuses of Gippsland Southern Health Service. To book call Susan Ritchie 0400 931 484 or refer to the advertisement in the entertainment section in this issue.

Which one: Liz Farrell ponders her bid.

Mr Lay spoke to the students about the importance of their role as leaders and how attending a small school provided leadership opportunities. As an ex-Korumburra student, Mr Lay highlighted the advantages of being a student in smaller, rural schools. These included the opportunity to have more individual time with their teacher as class sizes were usually smaller. He pointed out it was quite likely some Loch students would be future leaders of the future in business or industry in Victoria, or even nationally. All recipients were excited to receive their badges from someone as important as Mr Lay, with many saying it made it feel more special.

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Take over fi nal Council to control caravan parks By Sarah Vella SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will take over the management of Yanakie’s and Port Welshpool’s caravan parks in the second half of the year.

Council has voted to end the expression of interest process for the leasing of the two parks and to take over their management. Council’s property manager Chris Van Der Ark said taking on the parks was a new direction for council. “The opportunity arose to review services and to take on the management role of the two parks. Council used to manage them and the opportunity only comes up every 21 years,” she said. “Currently the other crown land parks in South Gippsland, Korumburra and Waratah Bay, are not under council management and Korumburra has just been re-leased for 21 years.” Ms Van Der Ark said while council has some of the necessary skills and operational tools to run the parks, a caretaker would be employed to run

them. “We are hoping for a caretaker model. We will look to employ casuals in the peak seasons to help with the increased workloads,” she said. “We will be using local people for maintenance, ground keeping and services. It will pretty much be the same as what exists, except the manager will be a council employee.” Council is aware of some political matters at each of the parks, including the State Government’s Improving Equity of Access policy, which relates to camping on crown land. “There are some matters that should be looked into, for example, the policy dictates people aren’t supposed to live in caravan parks on crown land and access to them should be provided to everyone,” Ms Van Der Ark said. “There are a lot of annuals at each park. We have to look at that as custodians of the land and make sure we are complying with policy.” Yanakie Caravan Park will be taken over in September and Long Jetty in November. Ms Van Der Ark sees no reason for the parks to be closed at any stage during the transition process. “Council is in talks with the exist-

ing leaseholders to design a transition program and to discuss whether or not council will purchase existing cabins. So far, they have been very amicable conversations,” she said. Extensive work has been carried out on future development and management options for these parks. “Currently, there are no major changes allowed for in the budget. We are aware of important works that could be attended to in the future, but we are yet to determine a development plan,” Ms Van Der Ark said. “Our research has given us an understanding of what is required for them to eventually run at optimum levels. “At the moment we don’t know what the profits are, as we don’t have access to the figures but we are pretty confident they make a profit. “We have done some modelling and planning for the longer term, including staff and maintenance and we think they will run self sufficiently. “There are no plans to sell the land, as it is Crown land so it is impossible. We are committee of management, not the owners, so the decision to sell cannot be made by council. It hadn’t even entered our heads.”

Job security: assistant manager Lynn Watt and groundsman Kevin Teasdale are current employees at the Long Jetty Caravan Park in Port Welshpool.

Caring volunteers honoured TO COMMEMORATE National Volunteers Day 2013, Interchange Central Gippsland held a special function at The State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi on Sunday to pay thanks to and honour its dedicated group of volunteers.

Young light: Jasmine Wightman was named 2013 Young Volunteer of the Year. Back, from left: Bass MLA Ken Smith, Debbie Knight CEO Interchange Central Gippsland, Sue and Euan Wightman (Jasmine’s parents). Front, from left: Alyssa (Jasmine’s sister), Peter Greenwood, chair of Interchange Central Gippsland, Jasmine Wightman and Brianna (Jasmine’s sister).

King tide looms KING tides will hit the shores of Bass Coast Shire on May 29 and coastal communities across Australia are being encouraged to get involved. The Green Cross Australia Witness King Tides project will highlight areas and coastal infrastructure vulnerable to king tide flooding. Council is encouraging the community to register and participate in the project by taking photos of their local coastal areas to capture the potential local impacts of sea level rise. It is best to take photos where the tide can be measured against familiar landmarks, such as buildings, jetties, bridges, roads, seawalls, beach infrastructure or estuary shorelines. A photo of the same location during normal water levels is also useful for comparison. You can then upload your photos to the Witness King Tides Project website, as well as see other peoples’ photos from around Australia. King tides will occur at about 3.50pm in Inverloch and 4.30pm in Corinella. You can also witness the effect of the king tide around an hour earlier the day before and an hour later the day after. As always, please exercise caution when you are exploring our coastlines.

The photos collected for the project can be used to help us prepare and adapt to the potential impacts of climate change. In fact, the greatest impacts from potential sea level rise are likely to occur during a storm event, which coincides with a king tide as the increased swell, strong winds and precipitation will compound the effects of the high water levels. Council’s planning and environment director Hannah Duncan-Jones said already some areas of the shire are impacted by overtopping, saline intrusion and the backing up of stormwater pipes during high tides. “Council is currently undertaking an assessment of the potential risks posed by climate change,” she said. “Council will engage the community to help develop and prioritise adaptation measures to help all of us prepare for a potential future where sea levels are higher and extreme events such as storms are more frequent than they are today.” Witness King Tide projects have been established in New South Wales, Tasmania and Queensland and are springing up around the world including California, Washington and Canada. It’s now time for Victoria and Bass Coast to get involved. To register for the project and to upload your photos, visit www.witnesskingtides. org. Also email photos to news@thestar.

Attending the function were 35 volunteers from across Gippsland and Interchange Central Gippsland staff. On hand to help with the ceremony was Bass MLA Ken Smith, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly who presented the awards. Interchange Central Gippsland has a total of 70 volunteers working across the organisation actively assisting the delivery of respite and support services to the children with disabilities. During the function each volunteer was presented with a certificate and small gift as reward and recognition of their service to the community. The major awards of Young Volunteer of the Year and Adult Volunteer of the Year were also announced. Debbie Knight, CEO, Interchange Central Gippsland said: “Special awards were handed out to volunteers at the function who reach a significant milestone working with Interchange Central Gippsland and our participants. “This year Wayne and Debra Abblitt of Traralgon reached 20 years of volunteering with our host program, their daughter Hannah Abblitt received a 10 year award for host volunteering services while David and Vicki Winwood of Traralgon also reached five years for host volunteering.” The Host Program is volunteer support program that matches a child with a dis-

ability with a host family. “The child generally spends one day or weekend a month with their host family. The volunteer host family integrates the child into their family lives and home, providing new social experiences for the child while allowing the parents and other family members to have a break,” Ms Knight said. The 2013 Young Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Jasmine Wightman of Inverloch. Jasmine was described by Interchange Central Gippsland staff as reliable, committed, caring and dedicated young lady with great organisational skills. She has been volunteering with ICG since August 2011 and has been assisting the teenage vacation program that services South Gippsland and Bass Coast shires. Ms Knight said: “Since starting as an Interchange volunteer, Jasmine has not missed any Teenage Vacation Program event. Her

manner with our ICG participants has been described as team oriented, influential, supportive and importantly inclusive. “Her contribution as a volunteer is highly valued and she is looked up to by her peers and program participants and highly valued by Interchange staff.” Adult Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Megan Major of Warragul. Megan has been volunteering with Interchange Central Gippsland as a host volunteer for three years. Megan is a highly respected and valued volunteer who supports a young girl in Baw Baw Shire with high needs. Interchange staff described Megan as an incredibly committed and caring person who always goes the extra mile for her host child and family. Ms Knight said: “We are particularly impressed with Megan’s commitment to her host child. She has undertaken specific training and development to further assist her host child and has

supported her host family outside the parameters of the host match. Of particular note is her endeavour to always present new ideas to Interchange Central Gippsland staff to better support her host child and she is described as an asset to her host family and to Interchange Central Gippsland.” Interchange Central Gippsland is committed to building, enhancing and promoting the strengths of children and young adults with disabilities across Gippsland. Individuals interested in exploring Volunteering opportunities and supporting children with disabilities can contact the office Monday – Friday on 5127 7979 or email Further information on the types of volunteering roles available can be obtained from website at www.icg. or on facebook www. Gippsland

Giving so much: Megan Major was the winning host volunteer with Interchange Central Gippsland. Megan is currently overseas and Glenn Portbury, father to Kelsey, Megan’s host child, accepted the award on her behalf. From left: Peter Greenwood, chair of Interchange Central Gippsland, Bass MLA Ken Smith, and Kelsey, Paris and Glenn Portbury accepting the award on behalf of Megan, with Debbie Knight, CEO Interchange Central Gippsland.

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Icon at risk I AM writing on behalf of the Friends of Gunyah Reserves group to express our dismay at State Government approval given to Hancocks to bulldoze tracks, through the Gunyah Scenic Reserve for commercial gain. This is an iconic, formally protected public property in the Strzelecki Ranges. The Gunyah Scenic Reserve is an area that should not be sacrificed. It contains original old growth trees of magnificent age and size as well as biodiverse plants and creatures. It represents the surrounding unprotected forest, which is being lost daily. Established in the 1960s to preserve the scenic integrity of the Grand Ridge Road, it is a major asset belonging to the community. A recent visit revealed 100 plus year old tree ferns among the vegetation tagged for removal to make way for operations. This is an entirely inappropriate action. It cannot go unchallenged by the Gippsland

community. What entitles Hancocks to access to their asset through a public reserve for commercial gain? I urge Victorians to oppose this plan and sign the petition on the Friends of Gunyah Facebook page, calling on the minister to intervene. Susan Purdy, secretary, Friends of Gunyah Reserves.

Act now COMMUNITY groups and individuals have been aware of the dangers facing our farmlands and waterways by fossil fuel mining since 2011 when it became known that vast areas of Victoria were subject to fossil fuel mining leases and applications, in particular tight gas and CSG (coal seam gas) mining. Public education and support resulted in both Bass Coast and South Gippsland shires’ successful lobbying of the State Government which banned the use of proven dangerous BTEX chemicals and placed a moratorium on fracking

Natural wonder: a bushwalker admires the bush in the Gunyah Scenic Reserve.

E D I T O R I A L Have two bobs’ worth SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is proposing a 7.5 per cent rate rise. Althought that amount is the highest in some years, are ratepayers really that fussed? Only one member of the public addressed council at last Wednesday’s public presentation session in Leongatha and that was Turtons Creek man Ron Brown, talking about his beloved home district and not council’s budget. One would have thought given how high the mooted rise is, there would have been more angry ratepayers voicing their opposition at council. While some people could rightly argue the timing of the presentation session in the afternoon was inconvenient for workers, council also offered an evening session but no bookings were made for that session either. Gordon Vagg, the president of the South Gippsland Branch of the Victorian Farmers Federation, has said the increase will have a negative impact on farmers, particularly given council is also planning to lift rates by a further six per cent next financial year. The Star last week took to Facebook to ask if anyone was worried about the rate rise and why no one attended the presentation session. By yesterday at 12.30pm, 588 people had seen the post and just four had commented. They noted people affected by the rise would have been at work and council would ignore their views anyway. Margaret Denbrok commented: “Council never listen.. they make up their mind and that’s it..which is a shame.. don’t they realise people are struggling..yes WE ARE VERY CONCERNED.” People have an opportunity to address council at 10am tomorrow (Wednesday) at another presentation session and are urged to attend, or at least make a written submission to council. The opportunity for feedback has been presented by council and whether or not people believe their contribution will make a difference, they must seize the chance to have their say.

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in 2012. During the moratorium period the government was supposedly accessing and considering all information regarding the environmental safety of tight gas and coal seam gas mining. Evidence from Queensland and NSW as well as from overseas clearly shows this type of mining cannot be conducted without devastating results for the natural environment and the people who share it. However, it is clear the Lakes Oil consortium (recently joined by Gina Rinehart) was so confident the moratorium on fracking (a process that is essential for tight gas mining) would be lifted that it went ahead and prepared nine sites for exploration for tight gas from Seaspray to Longford on the Ninety Mile Beach. The company also holds three exploration licenses for brown coal – all in areas surrounded by productive farmland, and to cap it all, the Longford Gas plant upgrade was approved by Wellington Shire and the EPA to receive extra gas which is obviously to come from the new project. This has been strongly objected to by the community and has fallen on deaf ears as far as Wellington Shire is concerned and the State Government has yet to respond. How many people are aware two million litres of oil was spilt at the Longford processing plant in November 2012 and not reported to the EPA until a week later? Surrounding farm owners were exposed to benzene, glycol, hydro carbons and several other toxic chemicals. Any exposure to a number of these chemicals carries long term health implications such as leukemia and internal organ failure. This applies to livestock and native animals and plants found in the region. For example, the nearby Dutson Downs area has five threatened species namely, New Holland Mouse, Wellington Mint bush, Dwarf Kerrawang, Trailing Hop Bush, Green and Golden Bell Frog. There can be little doubt Gippsland has been given a fait accompli and Wellington Shire has sold out. We’ve seen a flurry of government funding since this project began, including the new accom-

modation site at Seaspray, the long overdue flood proof highway from Longford to Sale, West Sale Airport upgrade and $1.9 billion Port of Melbourne upgrade. There is now no doubt ‘the farmers’ party (the Nationals) has backed the project to the hilt, to quote our Deputy Premier and MP for South Gippsland, April 2013: “We are taking an enormous amount of time and effort and care about the prospect of the development of any such industry.” Unfortunately the activity already evident would indicate the government is not interested in the evidence against tight gas and CSG mining and it appears that we’re facing a fait accompli. It is vital these facts become known as Victoria is widely covered by fossil fuel mining licences and applications, whilst at the same the government has totally ignored a *proposal for a solar power station at Mildura, which with supplementary wind power, could power Victoria with no detriment to the people or the environment and very little ongoing cost compared to the massive losses to be incurred by the destruction of the environment and the lives of the people within it by continued fossil fuelled power. And of course, much lower power bills for the consumer would result. Many of these power stations are already operating in other countries. *This proposal can be seen at Pat Fraser, Toora.

Desal option AN OPEN letter to Mr Ryan MP and other users of South Gippsland Water. As of Mr Ryan MP to rely to Mr Viney MP’s comments as stated in The Star page 8, May 7. “He should be ashamed of his irresponsible politically-motivated” etc. Sometimes at times many of ‘us’ revert to such comments that are not acceptable to many other community members. Nevertheless, Mr Ryan, I believe it is time South Gippsland Water laid out clear plans that will give the eastern region a plan that will be able to be active for secure water, which for myself isn’t groundwater, and Tarwin River flows.

Like it or not, this will have to be desal. Paul Norton, Leongatha South.

Spending priorities I HAVE just returned from a wonderful month in Australia, my home country even though I have been working away for six years now. The one striking change I have personally witnessed in my six years away has been the striking degradation of Australia’s infrastructure. It seems from a distance whilst we allow thousands of illegal immigrants in and fritter taxpayers money on all sorts of giveaways, our roads, hospitals, and transport systems continually groan and grind at the ever increasing population. The explosion of suburbs gobbling up former market gardens in the south east of Melbourne is stunning. Driving along South Gippsland’s roads left me wondering whether I was in a Third World country. Melbourne’s car parks are getting longer and I continually hear horror stories of people with health related emergencies spending days in emergency departments waiting for a bed, let alone an operation! Where are our councils, and State and Federal governments on these critical core government responsibilities? Last time I read our council’s core responsibilities, I saw a long list of social welfare and cultural priorities but didn’t notice local infrastructure up front. It seems we have created bureaucratic monsters with loads of people on the taxpayers’ tab in offices at computers ticking of compliance for regulatory requirements but not many out on the roadsides like we used to see doing the real work. Instead of local, State and Federal governments grandstanding on big promises and good ideas, how about we get them focused back on providing, planning and ensuring core services are guaranteed first and foremost. Defence of our nation, decent roads, rail, power, sewerage, water, health and town planning with all the feel good add-ons a long last please.

And all within our means, so we aren’t borrowing against our children’s future. Tony Griggs, Hallston and currently Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Aldi concerns

A LETTER to South Gippsland Shire Council CEO, Tim Tamlin. Re: Forthcoming of Aldi supermarket to Leongatha My sister and I attended the ‘drop in’ information session held in the shire offices on May 9 regarding the Aldi store promotion. Yes, there was Aldi staff to explain the ‘benefits’, but where were the shire people to answer any questions? It would seem to us the Aldi store is almost a fait accompli, even though approval for the building application has not yet been approved. It would appear The Great Southern Star and The Sentinel Times are also very much in favour of this new ‘significant’ project, which has been hastened in its site purchase and planning application. We are not against the advent of Aldi but are concerned as to whether it is in the right place. Yes, we know there are some Aldi shoppers who either go to Wonthaggi or the Latrobe Valley, because not only is Aldi there, but many more shopping opportunities in both those places. Why not build it in Korumburra, which only has one current supermarket? What is the population of Korumburra in comparison with Leongatha? Both towns are experiencing significant growth in the housing department, with development of housing estates. The local people around the site have not been consulted, or asked their reactions to this mammoth undertaking, which we think is a mammoth oversight. In view of the anticipated extra traffic, will Roberts and Gaudion lanes be sealed? Will restricted parking be implemented in Ritchie Street? We realise there is nothing that can be done at this late stage, but wanted to let you know our feelings. Margery and Margaret Robson, Leongatha.

VOX VOXPOP! Why do you volunteer?

I volunteer with Bass Coast Shire Council’s community transport. I’ve been doing it for about three years and I volunteer because I’m retired and I like to put a bit back into the community. Allan Jordan.

I’m in the Lions Club and I’m a volunteer driver for the local community bus. I volunteer because it’s a matter of repaying all the good things this country and community have given me over 70 years. Terrence Shannon.

I do four hours on a Friday at the Inverloch Information Visitors Centre. When I retired I wanted to be connected with the community and I like talking with visitors and passing on knowledge of the area and local attractions. I’ve belonged to Lions for 37 years. I’m a life member. Neil Everitt.

I volunteer because it’s doing good for the community and I also like recording the history of people. I belong to Landcare, Friends of Wonthaggi Wetland, the Wonthaggi Seed Bank, South Gippsland Conservation Society and was heavily involved in the book Memories of Wonthaggi produced for the town’s centenary. Terri Allen.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - PAGE 13

Cows draw world interest

By Brad Lester

DAIRY farmers from around the world admired a jersey herd at Koonwarra last Monday, May 13.

Bushlea Farms stud hosted a visit from members of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau, before they headed to Inverloch’s RACV Resort for an official welcome from Victorian Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh. The bureau is the international umbrella organisation for national jersey associations. Farmers from the United States of America, Argentina, United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and the island of Jersey were among the contingent. Bureau president Derrick Frigot said the visit to the Koonwarra stud highlighted Bushlea as one of the leading herds in Australia. “We are seeing a portion of the herd, good quality dairy cows that would look good anywhere in the world,” he said. Bushlea’s strength of breeding for many generations ranked the stud highly, as did the stud’s use of international genetics and attention to breeding. “I was first here in 1999 and they were good then,” Mr Frigot said. Bushlea’s Keith Kuhne welcomed the visit, the second to the stud in 14

years. “It’s certainly an honour to have people from all over the world to come and look at your cattle,” he said. “We can ask people about the sires they are using worldwide.” The bureau contingent also inspected the Wallacedale stud at Poowong North. The Inverloch event featured the launch of the book The Dairy Queen, a history of the jersey breed worldwide in which Bushlea Farms is mentioned. Mr Walsh opened the annual council meeting of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau at Inverloch. He said the economic opportunities that would arise from the conference were vital for jersey breeders and companies, and for Victoria’s economy and dairy industry as a whole. “The gathering of jersey breeders from 33 member countries gives local producers the chance to network, sell jersey embryos and semen, and showcase the latest in genomic technology,” Mr Walsh said. “Jerseys are known around the world for their high quality of fat, protein and easy milking, and for their ability to adapt to different climates and conditions.” Mr Walsh said the dairy industry is Victoria’s largest export sector, producing 66 per cent of Australia’s milk and exporting almost $2

billion worth of products last financial year. “Global demand for food and fibre is expected to double over the next few decades and agriculture industries will need to continue to adopt new technologies and innovations in order to help meet this demand,” he said. “I have set the ambitious goal for Victorian farmers to double food and fibre production by 2030. “The Victorian Coalition Government is committed to supporting the continued development of Victoria’s agricultural and food industries and helping farmers improve their productivity and competitiveness.”

Official party: Jersey Australia president Trevor Saunders, managing director of Dairy Australia Ian Halliday, Victorian Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh and World Jersey Cattle Bureau president Derrick Frigot at Inverloch.

Top notch: Bushlea Farms’ Keith and Wayne Kuhne, World Jersey Cattle Bureau president Derrick Frigot and Bruno Schuler, a Swiss farmer, consider a fine jersey cow.

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Yooralla opens new home YOORALLA Leongatha celebrated its recent move to the Community College Gippsland Learning Hub last Thursday.

Previously located in Church Street, Yooralla Leongatha provides education and community based support for adults with a disability. The organisation has joined Monash University Rural Nursing, Leongatha Men’s Shed and a karate school at the Learning Hub located at Community College Gippsland’s Leongatha Campus. Yooralla Leongatha service manager Megan Perks said the move fits into Yooralla’s overall vision for the disability sector, which centres on collaboration, inclusion and partnerships. “As an organisation we prioritise partnerships with other community services because we believe this encourages inclusion and opens up more opportunities for the people we support,” Ms Perks said. Yooralla has historically partnered with Community College Gippsland to provide education and training courses to adults with a disability, including hospitality training, foundation courses and transition education courses. Yooralla’s move to the Learning Hub represents the next step in an ongoing partnership between the two organisations.

“We are excited to now be physically part of the college community and look forward to the future possibilities this will bring,” Ms Perks said. All services offered by Yooralla Leongatha including communication support, community participation and inclusion, leisure and recreation options, life-skill development and positive behaviour support; will now operate out of the new location at Community College Gippsland. Yooralla chief executive officer Sanjib Roy said: “The new facility is a fabulous environment and will provide wonderful opportunities to grow and flourish.” Community College Gippsland CEO Paul Wilson said it is fantastic to see growth and development of the Leongatha campus. “Having Yooralla on our doorstep is great for us and the people it supports. May the stay be a long and happy one,” he said. “We have a lot of space here, so to see it being used by an organisation we have a good partnership with is great. The future of education and disability services is all about partnerships.” The precinct is in the process of establishing a shared garden on site, which Yooralla will play a large part in and there are further plans to develop a sensory garden.

Make the cut: Paul Wilson, Sanjib Roy and Dale Olierook officially opened the new facility with a ribbon cutting.

Turtons Creek revival REVITALISING Turtons Creek should extend beyond the waterfalls to the broader area, South Gippsland Shire Council was told last Wednesday. Resident Ron Brown said a widespread project involving the length of Turtons Creek would be more beneficial. “If it was done properly, we would

have a lovely drawcard for the whole region,” he said. Mr Brown said a strategic plan for Turtons Creek now being undertaken by South Gippsland Landcare Network was a wise move but should be broader. He called for more landscaping of the creek side and even a small dam at the Mirboo-Foster Road. Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks supported Mr Brown’s proposal and Cr Jeanette Harding was surprised

a historical group had not become involved, given the area once hosted a church, school and post office. Mr Brown praised council officers for reinstating Turtons Creek Road after flooding causing a landslip last year, shutting the road. The road had fallen into the creek, council’s director of development services Anthony Seabrook said. Work is expected to be finished this week.

Bass Coast Council briefs

Good afternoon: Megan Perks with members of the 5A Yooralla Way catering team, Emily Ardley and Mitch Price, at the opening last Thursday.

Mayor’s message Cr Clare Le Serve As a new council, we have committed ourselves to be, above all, community focused and community engaged. At last week’s council meeting, we reaffirmed these promises by introducing two new concepts to council: a Community Engagement Policy and a Rural Engagement Group. The Community Engagement Policy sums up perfectly our goals when it comes to communicating and working with the community. We want to connect with all people; not just those who have the confidence to voice their opinions in a public forum, but those who are harder to reach and whose values are as equally important. We will work more closely with all residents and improve council’s relationship with the community, with a focus on finding the right solutions and making a real difference. A large part of this will rely on listening and understanding our community, and acting on experiences different from our own. Going hand-in-hand with these ideals is the introduction of the Rural Engagement Group. We understand the importance of a strong working relationship with the agricultural sector, and this new group will give farmers the ability to communicate issues to council, and for us to provide any available help in return. As reflected in our Council Plan, my fellow councillors and I are here to represent each and every person in our community and it is important we build trust and respect from all. We will be open and accountable for every decision we make, and be transparent and inclusive in our decision making process. We have also been making an effort to be visible in the community. We have attended local markets to talk with residents face-to-face, and I will soon be taking part in a ‘Walk and Talk’ with my fellow councillors where we’ll knock on doors in our own wards and visit local businesses to hear what you think. Council’s recent ‘drop-in’ sessions to discuss the Rural Land Use Strategy have been a great example of council successfully communicating with our residents. Almost 200 people attended the 11 sessions, where they were given the opportunity to sit down with councillors and officers to find answers to any specific concerns or questions, and we received fantastic feedback from many attendees. We value diverse opinions and views, as they are vital to making the right decisions for all our residents. As councillors we will listen, understand and most importantly act for every person we represent. Cr Clare Le Serve, mayor.

VETERAN gallery watcher Maurice Schinkel asked if representatives of AquaSure and the Environment Protection Authority would be at a desalination public meeting in Wonthaggi soon. The answer from CEO Allan Bawden was “yes”. Cr Phil Wright wanted to know how Mr Schinkel knew what was happening ahead of councillors being informed. “Voice on the street,” Mr Schinkel responded. The briefing will be in the council chamber at 3.50pm tomorrow, Wednesday. The topic is desalination water quality monitoring. A PETITION from 41 people affected by the Graham Street Wonthaggi Special Charge Scheme was withdrawn. The petitioners objected to paying for the cost of the work, given it is a public highway and the State Government should pay. But council has already decided the $2.5 million scheme should go ahead, with council paying $1.7m and property owners the rest. Work includes improving access and drainage between McKenzie and Fincher streets. CR Brad Drew, who has been on leave of absence for a month, was back in the council chamber as enthusiastic as ever to promote San Remo. He is keen for New Year’s

Eve fireworks to be set up as part of a family event and would like the town’s Anzac Day commemoration returned. A former San Remo Traders Association president, Cr Drew wants to see the seaside village grow and develop. DURING the acknowledgements segment, mayor Cr Clare Le Serve detailed some of the many events she has attended in the past month. These include the opening of Kilcunda/ Bass Football Club’s oval subsurface drainage, an education forum run by the shire, dawn Anzac service at Bass and late morning Anzac commemoration at Wonthaggi, a rural summit conference, the opening of Creative Arts Gippsland, a Phillip Island San Remo Rotary Club fundraising ball and watching a men’s health documentary. CR Phil Wright was in usual form, pushing the boundaries of the mayor’s tolerance. He said at one stage he is pleased he’s allowed to talk more at the council table because under the previous regime he complained he was limited. Cr Wright is the only councillor to have previously served; the other six are new. Cr Le Serve admonished him twice during the hour and a half long meeting.

A TOTAL of 24 planning permits was decided under delegation (by staff) during April. Most were for dwellings while one was to “use existing premises for a place of assembly” in Murray Street, Wonthaggi to accommodate the new public library. Another involved the lopping of 20 native blackwood trees in Corinella. AN events update report included detail about the large numbers of people who attended Anzac Day services around the shire. Wonthaggi’s dawn service attracted 400, the largest crowd ever. Of those, 120 had breakfast afterwards at the RSL hall. Nearly 180 marched later in the morning, with 600 at the later commemoration. In Inverloch, around 200 attended the dawn service, with 120 staying on for breakfast and more than 400 were at the later commemoration. The dawn service at Bass drew a record 200 and at Cowes in excess of 2000 were at the dawn service, 600 returned to the RSL for breakfast, around 300 marched and 2200 were at the late morning commemoration.

McIndoe Park upgrade soon ANOTHER rotunda, barbecue and a safety fence around the playground are practical improvements that will soon enhance Leongatha’s McIndoe Park. The works are the result of a project jointly funded by South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha Lions Club and the State Government’s Putting Locals First program. “The project has been a great

example of what can be achieved when council and the community work together,” said council’s engineering coordinator Paul Challis. “We greatly appreciated the input provided by the public during the community consultation process.” Work will start on the safety fence on Monday, May 27 and access to the playground will be closed for a fortnight while these works take place. “Naturally, safety is our priority and we trust the long term benefits

of the fence will far outweigh the short term inconvenience for regular playground users,” added Mr Challis. “Duplication of the rotunda will commence soon after, with sections of the existing rotunda also being unavailable during the construction period.” McIndoe Park is a popular community asset, well used by local families and community groups, with bigger events such as the Australia Day celebrations held there annually.

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Thanks for helping

NEARLY volunteers were praised by South Gippsland Shire Council at a function held in their honour on May 13.

As part of Volunteers Week, council staged a mocktails reception at the Leongatha RSL for council volunteers. “We had volunteers from different areas of volunteering within council but one of the biggest things was the other roles they volunteer for in the community, whether that be Rotary or Lions,” council’s volunteer coordinator Dana Hughes said. The occasion also featured the launch of a DVD produced by council covering all volunteer roles within council. The DVD will be available on council’s website soon.

“We have close to 900 volunteers and council would not be able to deliver the services that we do without them,” Ms Hughes said.

South Gippsland Shire has the one of the highest volunteering rates in regional Victoria, with 6000 volunteers or 36 per cent of the population.

Varied: these happy people represent several volunteer groups. At the back are Frank and Gay Garry of the Kernot Hall Committee and Neville Chapman from the Glen Alvie Recreation Reserve and Hall Committee. In the front are Pam Spencer, Anne Greene, Dianne Graham and Lorraine Chisholm who are shire information centre volunteers. Touching base: South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy and volunteer coordinator Dana Hughes.

Bass Coast thanks volunteers By Jane Ross MULTIPLE organisations from across Bass Coast Shire were represented at a Volunteers Week “thank you” afternoon tea at the RACV Inverloch Resort last Thursday afternoon. They were welcomed by mayor Cr Clare Le Serve who later acknowledged, congratulated and thanked the volunteers. “The shire is a lot richer for your input. I’m blown away by your commitment.” CEO Allan Bawden took that a step further. “We couldn’t deliver our services without you.” But, he added, the challenge for the future will be how to make volunteering attractive to the community so the services can continue. One of the shire’s 2013 young leaders, Mitchell Gin from Newhaven College, entertained guests with his violin. Cr Brad Drew handed out badges to the volunteers while Cr Jordan Crugnale mingled with the crowd. Volunteers enjoyed tea, coffee and scones with jam and cream, as well as the opportunity to network.

Catching up: volunteer Caroline Talbot chats with Cr Brad Drew during the afternoon tea. Ms Talbot stood for council at the November election as part of Alan Brown’s team of candidates. Cr Drew was part of that team too. He is one of only two team members elected.

Worthy pair: Kate Jackson and Kathy Whelan cut the volunteers’ cake.

Mayor’s message Cr Kieran Kennedy I HAVE received a number of enquiries about town planning controls that apply to constructing sheds on second titles in our coastal townships. In particular, people are concerned at the potential reduced property values if titles are required to be consolidated. Protecting the character of our coastal townships, the reason people choose to live, work and holiday in them, is a key priority for council. While the construction of sheds on vacant land can detract from a township’s character, those which are used in conjunction with a dwelling are supported by council. Titles do not have to be consolidated as many people believe and council supports other options such as S173 agreements. This is an agreement between the landowner and council that the shed will be used in conjunction with the house and will be reviewed if the vacant title is sold. This ensures the future character of the township is retained and allows home owners to construct sheds to meet their needs Council has prosecuted another ratepayer in the past fortnight for unauthorised construction and development works on their property. These regulations serve to ensure that Australian standards are being met for the safety of any person in the vicinity. Please contact our planning team for further assistance about these or any other planning matters. It is relevant to remind people that the State Government is the lead authority on our planning scheme and council’s role is to implement it and support people to work within its framework. Last Monday I attended a celebration to honour the 897 volunteers who work with council to provide their communities with services that enrich their health and wellbeing. These amazing people, more often than not, volunteer in many capacities and enjoy the sense of doing something meaningful that improves conditions for others. Thank you seems an inadequate word for their enormous contribution and I take solace in the fact that statistics show that volunteers are generally happier than the average person, have higher levels of trust and feel safer in their communities. Many have become film stars as well with the launch at the celebration of a DVD on volunteering in South Gippsland that can be viewed on the council website. The DVD was developed with funding from the Improving Liveability for Older People program. It‘s a great way to get a ‘feel’ for what kind of volunteering opportunities there are in the region, so check it out. You may be inspired into a new world of fulfilment! Cr Kieran Kennedy, mayor.

Getting fit: Ellen Carter and Kay Rodwell revel in the exercise provided by being part of the Heart Foundation Walking Group at Cape Paterson. They were also enjoying the Bass Coast Shire thank you to volunteers afternoon tea.

Helping hand: Jenny Jacob and Helene Hayes of the South Gippsland/Bass Coast Red Cross Emergency Services respond in times of sudden need such as the recent Hallston fire.

Panel sought for Inverloch design BASS Coast Shire Council’s Inverloch Design Framework will go before an independent planning panel. At its meeting last Wednesday evening, councillors agreed to refer submissions to an independent panel to be appointed by State Minister for Planning Matthew Guy. This is the next step in a decade-long process that seeks to both protect the environment in Inverloch’s residential areas and rezone parts of the district to enable further development. The framework has been exhibited and 41 submissions were received. Once the planning panel has done its work, it is up to council to decide to either adopt or abandon the design framework planning scheme amendment. The minister has the final say.

Cr Jordan Crugnale and Cr Neil Rankine moved the motion about the independent panel, with Cr Crugnale saying she welcomed the move. “It will be very interesting to see the panel’s feedback to the varied submissions. The framework will protect what Inverloch residents value.” Cr Rankine said the framework was “great” because it had been worked up for the community. “It’s good to see the policy move to implementation.” Cr Phil Wright wondered why the whole process had taken 10 years. Council’s planning and environment director Hannah Duncan-Jones replied an original planning scheme amendment was not implemented in its entirety. “This does that.”

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Pool on shaky ground By Sarah Vella THE Mirboo North community want its pool to stay where it is, but South Gippsland Shire Council has been advised spending another dollar on the ageing facility would be unwise.

A meeting was held last Tuesday to allow the community to voice its concerns and opinions with council staff. Ned Dennis, council’s manager of community strengthening, said the ground underneath the pool is unstable and puts pressure on the concrete pool shell. “It would cost some millions just to make the current ground stable enough to build on,” he said. “We have been advised to find a new site on more stable ground. “Several new sites were determined by the master plan, including at the recreation reserve, just up the hill from the current pool on Baths Road and Baromi Park. “Some people dispute whether the old site is in fact flawed, but the expert advice we have received is that it is just not worth spending money on. “The pool at its current site is very expensive to maintain. If a new one is built, we will save money every year on those maintenance costs.” Judy Potter, vice president of the Mirboo North Swimming Pool Committee, would like the pool to stay where it is. “Based on advice from qualified engineers, we do question whether the pool needs to be moved,” she said. “We are looking forward to seeing what the community thinks at our meeting next week.” Ms Potter said she is hoping whatever happens, the new facility is heated to extend its opening season. “We don’t want to be seen as anti-council, but we would like substantial evidence the existing site is unstable. If there is a geo-technical engineers report, we would like to see it,” she said. Ms Potter said of the four options she has seen, the recreation reserve was out of the question. “There are too many safety issues there. It is a shocking place to get too,” she said. “To have it at Baromi Park would be very visible and people have worked very hard to get it looking like it does. If the pool does move to Baromi, the former pool site could be used as an extension of parkland for the town.

“However, if it had to come to moving the pool, the Baths Road site would be the most desirable.” Mirboo North resident Alan Marshall said council had sound proposals. “I would like to see it stay at the existing site, but it seems to me council has given us an olive branch and if we don’t take it, we may miss out completely,” he said. At a meeting to discuss the Korumburra pool master plan last Thursday, just one person addressed council. Mr Dennis believed the lack of interest was either due to the absence of controversy in the consultant’s report or that council could expect written submissions. Those submissions are due at 5pm this Friday, May 24. A report will be prepared for the June 26 council meeting.

Possibility: a possible concept plan for a new pool at Mirboo North.

Swimming along: Mirboo North residents Kerry Pincini, Maggie Tree, Paula Calafiore and Alison Marshall chat to Ian Murphy from South Gippsland Shire Council about the future of the town’s pool.

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Focus on spinal health On job: Star editor Brad Lester forgets about maintaining good posture while at work.

Sit right SITTING with a poor posture and for too long will affect your health.

Your body will adapt to cater to what you do most often. When your body adapts to constant sitting it makes you less skilled at basic functions like standing, walking, running and jumping. Sitting all day can result in muscle stiffness, poor balance and mobility, as well as pain in your lower back, neck and hip. More than that, when you sit for extended periods in the wrong position (for example, with your back slumped at the computer) this posture can stay with you even when you stand or walk around. Prolonged sitting damages your spinal health by: • placing stress on the discs between the vertebrae; • reducing structure and stability of the spine; reduced function of the spine; and • increased inflammation, leading to pain and early degeneration of the spine. It’s even been shown after sitting in a slouched position for as little as five minutes it can be difficult to reposition the lower spine in a correct, neutral position. Prolonged sitting alters the shape and function of your body as your body slows down its processing of fats, the S curve in back deteriorates, weight pressure on back increases, and leg and backside muscles weaken. Sitting down for prolonged periods without a break can slow the body’s processing of fats, glucose and other substances, which increases the risk of developing chronic disease, even when you meet recommended physical activity levels.

Sorting it out: Family Chiropractic Group’s Dr Jovana Dumovic assesses the spinal health of chiropractic assistant and regular patient Ali Dunmall.

Every hour spent watching television (sitting) increases the risk of death from chronic disease by 11 per cent. A recent study in WA found an office desk job can double your risk of bowel cancer. The conclusion reached by a number of studies is that sitting too much can shave a few years off your life. To sit right, sit less. We can improve our health simply by standing up and moving around more. For example the average ‘standing’ worker (eg. behind a counter) burns about 1500 calories compared with a desk-bound office worker that might burn 1000 calories. Consider standing whenever you’re on the phone as a way to break up your sitting time and introducing walking meetings into your workplace. Try walking around the block instead of catching up with small groups in the boardroom.

During the day, factor in stretching, standing, walking around the office, changing posture, and jumping or shaking to loosen the body. Also take time to exercise more by walking, jogging or playing sports. When sitting, your seat should allow your hips, elbows and knees to be open angles (slightly more than 90 degrees). Recline slightly to ease lower back pressure, have your thighs parallel to the floor, ensure feet are flat on floor (or use footrest), and sit about one arms-length from the monitor. Your monitor should be positioned centre of screen at eye level and tilt the monitor upwards slightly. When using your mouse/keyboard, keep wrists in neutral position, not bent up or down; only use wrist rests while resting, not when typing, and keep alphabetical section of keyboard centred to you. • Information courtesy Chiropractors’ Association of Australia.

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Family Chiropractic Group in Leongatha. “Spinal Health Week is a great reminder to make an appointment with your local chiropractor to assess your spinal health and discuss how a more active lifestyle will improve your overall wellbeing,” chiropractor Dr Jovana Dumovic said. Over two million Australians have back problems each year. The consequences of back pain are serious; it affects families, lifestyle and productivity. People with back problems report 2.5 times more disorders, such as depression. Chiropractors have five years university training to be experts in analysing posture and spinal

problems and also providing lifestyle and exercise advice. Core strengthening and getting a regular check up with your chiropractor are important actions that will ultimately contribute to improving your spinal health. The Chiropractors Association of Australia believes more investment in chiropractic care and research is necessary. To support this cause go to For advice on how to sit right or to download the free widget, visit Call the Leongatha Family Chiropractic Group on: 5662 2497 for a free spine check during the week of May 20 to 26.

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ATO helps trace super THE Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has a user-friendly website to help those who are chasing lost superannuation. It’s called SuperSeeker. The service also offers the chance to keep track of your current superannuation accounts, including money that has been paid in during the last two financial years. The ATO says there are billions of dollars in lost super. Its website says if the government, your super fund or your employer can’t find an account to transfer your superannuation to, the ATO will hold it on your behalf, then transfer it for you to the super account you name. But that can’t be done without you, the superannuation holder, being involved. There is a quick search tool through which you can find out if the ATO is holding any “lost” super for you. All you have to do is provide

your name, date of birth and tax file number. To access the ATO’s SuperSeeker, you need to register online. The ATO says this is an important security measure that protects personal information and also helps ensure any transactions are made by you. By registering online, the ATO says you can access your superannuation information at any time of the day – or night. Once you have set up a secure log in you can use it to access your SuperSeeker any time However, the ATO being the ATO, you won’t be able to create a secure log in without first producing some documents. Two are needed and a notice of assessment from the ATO is a good place to begin. But, you need to check the details on it in case you have changed your name since your last notice of assessment was issued. If this is the case, you need to use your old name so the

ATO can confirm your identity. Apart from a recent ATO notice of assessment, you can produce a superannuation account member statement from the past five years, bank account statement, PAYG payment summary statement or dividend statement, all from the past two financial years. A Centrelink payment summary is also admissible but it has to be from the current year. SuperSeeker is designed for anyone wanting information about their superannuation. It will search the ATO’s data base of accounts reported to the ATO by super funds, plus the ATO’s own records of super money being held on your behalf. The ATO says it holds super money for you if it has been paid to the ATO by a fund, employer or the government. And, if the ATO can’t find an account to transfer the money to, it will be held by the ATO on your behalf.

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They have the Leading Edge on IT supplies WITH the latest Federal Budget paring back allowable tax deductions, this is a good time of year to consider making purchases that the Australian Tax Office permits. While not professing to be tax experts, the staff at Leading Edge Computers suggest it's timely to buy IT equipment. Leading Edge Computers Leongatha store manager Wayne Sanders said many people can claim IT deductions on their tax returns so buying now rather than after June 30 makes sense. But, he stressed, any taxation issue needs the advice of your tax expert. Business customers are invited to take advantage of a 10 per cent discount on all ink and toner products. The discount applies until the end of June. “Consumables are a big expense for business,” Wayne said, adding the specials should be welcome. Leading Edge Computers is owned by Luciano Anastasi and Neil Forth, both IT specialists. Their Wonthaggi store opened nine years ago, followed two years later by the Leongatha one. All their staff are locals and Wayne said the

business supports local schools, sporting clubs and the community. “We'd like local people to support us because shopping locally pays,” he said. There are other good reasons for using Leading Edge Computers. The business is strong on personal service. “You don't have to deal with a faceless person. We're not box merchants,” Wayne explained. “We have products for customers to see and we have the knowledge. “We also offer warranty and support for all our products and we are authorised repairers for Toshiba and Apple products. We have the whole Apple range. “We understand IT is a foreign language to a lot of people and we can go through product use step by step. We also have books for sale such as Computers for Dummies and we refer people to courses at neighbourhood houses. “And we are very patient!” Leading Edge Computers provides on-site business IT needs such as networking, problem solving and diagnostic support and there are four technicians at hand.

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MASON James Jack Price was born at South Gippsland Hospital, Foster, on April 24. He is the first child for Sarah and Daniel Price of Leongatha.


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AN interested gallery of 19 observers watched presentations on a proposed plan for the Corner Inlet district recently.

DAE Elodie Anderson was born on May 9 at Leongatha Memorial Hospital. She is the first girl for Brock and Trina of Inverloch and a sister for Froley, 5, and Zeb, 2.

Brilliant careers By David McAlpine MARY MacKillop College’s Year 10 students recently converged on the Caulfield Racecourse for The Age VCE and Careers Expo 2013. Exhibitors ranged from more well known institutions such as Monash University, to others including Australian Catholic University, TAFEs and the defence force. Stalls providing infor-

mation and advice regarding VCE pathways and careers were also on hand. Students had the opportunity to chat with representatives from these organisations as well as obtain pamphlets to peruse. Of further benefit to the attendees, throughout the event various seminars were held, ranging from Resources for Courses to Working in Medicine. With the chance to interact with such a wide array of education and industry experts, the excursion was certainly a worthwhile expedition.

Planning Panels Victoria held at hearing at Foster regarding the proposed C77 Amendment to the South Gippsland Planning Scheme. This suggests changes to zones, overlays and policy provisions for Port Franklin, Toora, Welshpool and Port Welshpool, and the localities of Mount Best, Agnes and Hedley as a result of strategic land use recommendations contained in the Eastern District Urban Design Frameworks January 2011. Prom Country Aged Care CEO Rhett McLennan spoke in support of rezoning the Prom View Lodge site to Rural Activity Zone in order to maximise the site’s future economic opportunities and consequently the potential return to PCAC when selling the property. He was followed by Toora resident and local historian, Cheryl Glowrey, who outlined multiple advantages of including planning provisions in C77 to recognise and further investigate Toora’s heritage assets. Her submission acknowledged the amendment did not propose application of heritage overlays to properties and that a separate amendment and community consultation process would occur if this was proposed. Submissions were also made on behalf of three landowners at Agnes that put forward opposing views on whether or not the rezoning from Farming Zone to Rural Living Zone should be implemented to all of the subdivision east of Agnes River Road. In the morning session, during its case

in support of the proposed changes, South Gippsland Shire Council called on heritage planning consultant David Helms, author of the South Gippsland Heritage Study 2004 as an expert witness. Based on his professional experience including extensive work across Gippsland and Victoria, Mr Helms advised the panel the heritage recommendations of the Eastern District Urban Design Frameworks and the provisions proposed by C77 were both relevant and appropriate. “The panel chair Trevor McCullough has requested council provide some additional information by the end of this month, after which the panel has four weeks in which to complete its report, including recommendations to council on the amendment as a whole and some of its parts specifically,” said Paul Stampton, council’s manager of strategic planning and development. “From comments made by the panel chair at the hearing, it is possible the report will recommend the rezoning of two locations to be split off from the balance of the amendment to allow additional time for relevant issues to be resolved before a final decision is made.” After receiving the panel’s report, council will make it available on its website and advise all submitters. A hard copy will also be available for viewing if required. The panel’s report will also be put to council to assist consideration of a final decision on the amendment. Submitters will be advised of that Council meeting date when it is known. For further information on the amendment, contact strategic planning officer Fiona Mottram on 5662 9837 or

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water treatment process have been removed from the site.

I am delighted to inform you that the Victorian Desalination Project (VDP) has recently been recognised as “the desalination plant of the year” at the 2013 Global Water Awards.

To keep the RO membranes and associated plant site pipe work in a healthy state they are soaked in a preservative called sodium bisulphite (or SBS) which is commonly used in food preservatives. The SBS is re-charged every six to 12 months with the depleted SBS being fully neutralised before being safely disposed of in accordance with environmental regulations.

Presented each year at the Global Water Summit, the major business conference for the water industry worldwide, the Global Water Awards acknowledge the most important achievements in the international water industry. The VDP won the award for both its technological and environmental sustainability performance. The award is broad acknowledgement that the plant has set a new environmental benchmark in the global desalination industry, using innovative renewable technologies and best-practices to mitigate potential environmental impacts. It is also further testimony to the expertise of Degrémont, part of the contracted joint venture team and a driving force behind the plant’s technological design. Degrémont, with Thiess Services (DTSJV), will operate and maintain the plant for the next 27 years. PLANT TO GO INTO PRESERVATION MODE As you may be aware, the Government recently issued a zero GL Supply Notice for the 2013/2014 supply period. As a result, our operations and maintenance contractor DTSJV is preparing to place the plant into “preservation” mode. In preservation mode, the full operations and maintenance team of 52 remains in place. All plant and equipment that is not associated with Reverse Osmosis (RO) membranes, including the marine intake and outfall tunnels and structures, are regularly maintained and periodically flushed. All chemicals used in the

Because the plant is not producing drinking water it will also not discharge seawater concentrate (brine) to the marine environment through the outlet structures. Seawater will be periodically recirculated through the intake tunnel, seawater lift pump station and outlet tunnel to ensure compliance with EPA requirements. The transfer pipeline remains fully operational while the plant is in preservation mode which means water from Cardinia Reservoir can be transferred in a reverse flow direction back down the 84 km pipeline to service the Connected Water Authorities of South East Water, South Gippsland Water and Westernport Water, as required. The plant is effectively dormant when in preservation mode and it takes around three months to bring it out of hibernation and recommission before water can be produced. It is expected that the plant will be in full preservation mode by mid June 2013. ENERGISED FENCE GOES LIVE The plant’s internal energised fence was recently commissioned and is now active.

While there shouldn’t be any opportunity or reason for anyone to come into contact with the energised fence, people should be aware that contact with it would have a similar effect to that of an electric cattle fence. The fence meets all Australian Standards in relation to electrical fences. It has been designed to make it difficult for animals or humans to become trapped in, or against it for a prolonged period. Appropriate signage identifies the energised fence. FINAL WORD With just landscaping and some planting in the ecological reserve remaining, construction of the plant is well and truly completed. Final reinstatement of the pipeline and power supply easement on landowner properties is also progressing and weather conditions over the winter will determine how pasture grows in coming months. Therefore, local roads have now been handed back to Council. An agreement was reached earlier this year between Council and our pipeline contractors, Thiess Degremont Nacap, that Council would carry out the final works on the roads and that our pipeline contractor would fund these works. This is a very good outcome for all concerned. As you know, the VDP is a long-term State asset paid for by Melbourne’s water users (not out of the public purse). It will be here to provide generations to come with a guaranteed supply of rainfall independent water to supplement existing catchment supplies if required. Until next time...

The energised fence is entirely located within the 2.7 metre high plant site boundary fence which is constructed of chain-link and topped with three strands of barbed wire. It separates the plant site from the ecological reserve. Chris Herbert CEO, AquaSure

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a very valuable asset, a comfortable home just a hop, step and a jump from the town centre. Throw away the keys! The inside of this wellloved home is in good condition. Given a little bit of TLC, the outside could easily be brought back to its former glory. Side lane access means this could be an ideal position for a unit development site (STCA).


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Entry via box -hedged gardens leads up to the sunny north facing verandah, through a security entrance and into a hallway. Bi-fold doors can be closed to separate the lounge from the hallway and spacious kitchen/ family room. The galley kitchen looks out onto a ‘Wishing Well’ garden, fish pond and covered walk way complete with grotto (an imaginative and creative gardener once lived here). As well as three bedrooms, there is an outside bungalow with plenty of built-in storage and its own enclosed brick-paved sun room. A central bathroom contains a separate bath, shower, toilet and linen cupboard. There is a second toilet accessed from outside along the back patio. Carpets and curtains throughout the home are in good condition, and new vinyl has recently been installed in hallways, kitchen and family room. Winding paved

pathways lead to many surprises such as archways, small rotunda with built-in table and seating, another outdoor area and through an enclosed potting shed/ workshop to the brick lockup double garage, which opens onto the laneway. Live comfortably in this Californian bungalow, purchase for rental investment, or develop into something new. Internet ID: 113774751.

STAR RealEstate


Real Estate Sales Joy Morgan e: For more information on Advertising in The Star phone Joy on 5662 2294

13 Bellingham Street Insight Real Estate Robyn Powney 0488 454 547






BE QUICK! 1st Home Buyers Grant for established homes ends June 30!

pm 5, 2 ha 2 AY at Y M eong A D L UR St, SATgilvy : I OF 45 O

LEONGATHA POSITION AND PRICE IS EVERYTHING A comfortable family home located right in the schools' precinct, just a short, flat easy walk to shops. Open plan living includes renovated kitchen, adjoining meals (French door access to BBQ deck) & cosy lounge. Sunroom provides a second living area, a versatile space for TV / family room/ playroom. All of the hard work has been done. Easy side access to a good-sized rear yard. Realistically priced to sell, perfect for families, first home buyers & investors.

$255,000 Sole agent

Insight INS2200054

LEONGATHA AN AFFORDABLE PLACE TO START, RENOVATE OR DEVELOP What a great opportunity for first home buyers to get into the market, investors looking for a rental property, developers wanting a unit site (STCA.) A superb parcel of land of approx. 950m2. Offers 3 BRs, solar boosted hot water service, massive kitchen/family -room, private outdoor BBQ area, side access to back yard. House has been restumped but is in need of a little TLC.




3 BR home in excellent condition. Low maintenance & located on a no through road in close proximity to schools. Open plan living room features Tasmanian Oak kitchen, large meals & L-shaped lounge. Pleasant town views from wrap around balcony. Choice of natural gas, electric & solid fuel heating. Private landscaped gardens & enclosed backyard with 2 small sheds (power connected.) Under cover access into home via carport, which has electric roller door.

An immaculate home boasting a double garage, double carport & large lock-up shed for 2 car/caravan storage. This modern 3 BR family is home located in a quiet court. Features large kitchen/dining room, separate lounge & 2nd sitting room. Other extras incl. solid fuel heater, splitsystem, solar hot water system, large spa bath & block of over 1,135 m2 with side access to rear yard.

$297,000 Sole agent

$365,000 Sole agent

5 McCartin Street LEONGATHA Lindsay Powney 0428 515 103

Robyn Powney 0488 454 547

5662 2220

Web Email

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - PAGE 27

Servicing South Gippsland with our 6 office network - Leongatha, Mirboo North, Korumburra, Inverloch, Wonthaggi & Cape Paterson


18 Gralynne Court Leongatha Inspection A Must


Picturesque 3.7 acres. Sandstone brick home boasts modern open plan design, new carpet, large dual living areas with glass sliding doors onto a large elevated deck, spacious master BR Side access for boats, caravans etc, plus loads of with WIR and ensuite, 3 BRs with BIRs, plus home office or 5th room for another shed. Neat, low maintenance WB home, separate lounge with solid fuel heater, carport BR. Kitchen with S/S oven and cooktop, dishwasher, ducted & lock up shed. New fascia's, recently painted with the heating and cooling and delightful rural views. Double garage tiled roof freshly cleaned. Big backyard in very popular with workshop, plus S/C bungalow. Well fenced with shedding. location where homes rarely appear at this price.

5 Callaway Cresent, Leongatha Tradies’ haven

$225,000 Sole agent






$569,000 Sole agent


Jason Harris 0417 640 079

Web ID


64 Turner Street, Leongatha Presentation perfect Immaculately presented home located near all schools & sporting facilities. The property is on a level, low maintenance block, making it an ideal investment, retirement or 1st home. Neat kitchen, BIR's, walk through bathroom to master bdrm. Nat. gas heater, A/C.






sold sold

OPEN FOR INSPECTION Sunday May 26, 12 - 12.30pm

6 Ridgeway Street, Leongatha Who needs a car? Within a short stroll to the shops & recreational facilities, this home has been updated throughout with new floor coverings, window furnishings & fresh paint. Study, updated bathroom & open plan kitchen, dining, large family area & 2 outdoor areas.

$310,000 Sole agent



10 McPhee Street, Buffalo Retire, Revitalise Retreat

Carr Avenue, Leongatha Peaceful living Leongatha’s Premier Estate Large level allotment with wide frontage. Underground services, heritage lighting and feature paving. 7 quality allotments with views and northern aspects. Terms: $1000 on signing with balance of 5% deposit to be paid on the contract becoming unconditional. Settlement 14 days after the registration of titles.

Perfect weekender or home base, Cedar home on 1550sm. Open plan living, family room, hostess' kitchen with elec. cooking & good storage. Covered front verandah, beautiful easy care garden setting, large dble garage & fully fenced.






RENTALS AVAILABLE Three bedroom located in quiet court. Close to park. Large shed with 3 meter clearance. $310pw Two bedroom unit. Located close to shops. Open plan, reverse-cycle heating/cooling. $235pw


6/20 Bellingham Street, Leongatha Walk to the shops 17 Silverback Place, Leongatha Take the next step into a brick veneer Approx 8 yrs old in elevated position boasting modern design with three bdrms, 2 living areas, R/C A/C, Bay window, WIR & ensuite to master bdrm, low maintenance yard, 5x5m shed, quiet no through st, handy to schools. Inspect to appreciate.








1 Two bedroom home plus study. Ducted natural gas heating. Single garage. $240pw

$280,000 Sole agent

Now is your chance to secure a neat unit in an ever-popular location. Built by a reputable local builder, this property is in excellent condition and features BIR's, bay windows and quality window furnishings throughout. Modern in design with spacious Agent open plan living area, smart tiled bathroom with separate bath and shower, attractive kitchen with electric oven, dishwasher, good storage and dining area with R/C air conditioner. There is Web ID direct access into the unit via the single garage with electric door.

Three bedroom townhouse, two bathrooms, open plan, reverse-cycle heating/cooling and double garage. $330pw

Christie Nelson 0407 812 904 280214

OPEN FOR INSPECTION Sunday May 26, 1 - 1.30pm

11 Sapphire Court, Leongatha 1st home buyer gem

10/4 Miles Lane, Leongatha Retire or great investment

187 Boolara Sth Mirboo Nth Rd, Mirboo Nth Lot 22 Laura Rise, Mirboo North Position perfect Lifestyle wonder

Affordable first home in quiet court location, 2 bedrooms with BIR's, laminated kitchen, meals area, lounge, tiled bathroom, sizeable yard, new carport with high clearance.

Neatly presented, unit located only a short walk to the main street, medical centre & the rail trail. Only 8 yrs old with open plan living, R.C A/C, large back yard, private outdoor entertaining area & single LU garage.Invest or move in.

3.8 private acres on edge of town. 3 bedrooms, BIRs, study, ensuite, SFH, split system, dbl carport, dbl Garage, new fencing, veggie garden, undercover entertaining area, 3 paddocks.

1 Acre flat allotment ready for you to build the home of your dreams in new estate. Walking distance to shops, schools & sporting facilities. Sealed court and native bush outlook.


$445,000 Sole agent

$210,000 Sole agent

$220,000 Sole agent











5662 5800 15 Bair Street, Leongatha

Michael Hanily Jason Harris 0417 640 079 0417 311 756

Christie Nelson 0407 812 904

5668 1300

96 Ridgway, Mirboo North

Natalie Couper 0428 941 541

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Six star quality new home I

N LEONGATHA’S family friendly Shinglers Ridge Estate is this six star rated quality home.

Built on the high side of the street, it boasts a massive 968m² block and four big bedrooms, two bathrooms and three toilets. This property has double glazed windows throughout, ducted natural gas heating, three split system air conditioners, two living areas, a walk-in pantry, quality dishwasher, stainless steel kitchen appliances, natural gas cook top, pot drawers, solar gas boosted continuous hot water and outstanding uninterrupted

northerly views. All living areas are down stairs, including a powder room and second living zone which has been professionally sound proofed to create a cinema room, which at the right price, is included in the sale or could be used for anything the lucky purchaser desires. Upstairs consists of four big bedrooms all with built-in robes, bathroom and a third separate toilet. The master bedroom has an en suite with double vanity, walk-in robe and a sliding door which opens onto a large deck and breathtaking views. The other three bedrooms are large and will easily accommodate queen

beds. With a full double car, concrete driveway leading to a six by six metre garage (internal access) and room for parking, access will never be a problem. Bring the boat or the caravan as the property has 5m side access with large 3m gates. Outside there is a lovely big back yard with a large outdoor deck. There are no easements on the property which allows plenty of room for that dream shed with full access. This property boasts value and quality and an inspection will not disappoint. The house is only six months old and fully completed.

LEONGATHA 8 Royal Place SEJ Real Estate 5662 4033





Local people with national connections Real Estate

Available 7 Days Family ownership for 117 years

Sophisticated & stylish home LEONGATHA

Best value in town LEONGATHA



336 acre Dairy Farm (4 Titles)

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Very comfortable and neat 3 Bdrm Hardiplank home 17 S/O H/B dairy, 16,000 lt. bulk vat Automatic feed system Outstanding water supply New underpass, easy walk to shed Excellent pasture, good super history Outstanding herd, would sell WIWO


! 3 bedrooms quality built home ! Dual access bathroom ! Lge double garage with rear access

and feature mantelpiece

! Immaculately presented with




Perfect Position For A Perfect Start


88 Acres Blue Gum country MARDAN


home with study

! Gourmet kitchen, butler’s pantry

quality fittings to match the era

$7,250 per acre LEONGATHA

! Stunning 4 bdrms Federation style

‘Kanangra’ 181 Acres GLEN ALVIE

! Brick Veneer 3 bedroom with dual

! Prime gently undulating grazing

! Quality pastures & water supply


access bathroom ! Formal lounge & dining areas with well equipped kitchen ! Located within walking distance to all schools

land well fertilized ! 4 dams including one spring fed, stockyard ! Uninterrupted rural views located 13.9km from Leongatha

from 2 creeks ! 15 main paddocks with 2 laneways to H/D stockyard ! As new fencing, undulating country & tractorable



$5,900 Per acre Barry Redmond 0418 515 666


2 storey - 3 bdrm home with rural views Heavy duty stockyards with concrete floor, plenty of shedding Bitumen road frontage 12 kms from Wonthaggi & 1.5 hrs to Melbourne.

$6,200 Per Acre

South Gippsland Hwy LEONGATHA

5662 4033


Glenys Foster 0408 515 665 SEJ5260402

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Dream lifestyle with income potential S

ET on 4.8 acres with panoramic views of South Gippslandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rolling green hills, this property offers an enviable lifestyle opportunity plus income potential from two self-contained cottages, or, accommodation for family and friends.

Located between Leongatha and Mirboo North, the property is ideally positioned within a short drive of the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major attractions, including Wilsons Promontory. The accommodation comprises a spacious four bedroom â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hostâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homesteadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with private verandahs and garden, and at a discreet distance of approx 50 metres, are two architecturally captivating cottages, also with stunning views particularly at sunset. The homestead is situated away from the cottages, allowing privacy, and may be accessed from a wrap-around verandah allowing views over a near level garden to the Tarwin Valley below. The living zone is open plan, with Tasmanian Oak floors, decorative cornices and corbelled arches adding

grace and style to the home. A wood heater in the living room adds warmth and a split system provides comfort year round. A renovated timber kitchen with an abundance of cupboards is at the heart of the home, and there are three bedrooms and family bathroom at one end, and a main bedroom suite with walk-in robe and en suite at the other. The main bedroom looks across the verandah to the ornamental dam just beyond; lovely on a balmy summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s evening. The Orchard and Sunset cottages both feature highpitched ceilings which add to the sense of space as well as providing glimpses of sky - and at night, stars - through high gable and dormer windows. Cosy wood fires, reverse cycle air conditioning and ceiling fans ensure comfort all year round. Both cottages consist of an open plan design in the living zone, with a separate bathroom and luxurious spa bath, polished timber floors, timber dado walls and verandahs for barbecues. The Orchard cottage sleeps two guests in a studio-style layout, whilst the Sunset cottage, the larger of the two, sleeps four guests and has an additional

separate bedroom. The Orchard and Sunset cottages are fully furnished and stocked with quality items including leather lounge suites, queen sized beds, complete entertainment systems including PS3, DVD, HD LCD TVs and surround sound systems. All bedroom and bathroom linen and kitchenware are of the highest quality. Each has its own barbecues and outdoor furniture on the deck. Between the homestead and the cottages, adjacent a circular drive, you will find a multi-purpose building housing a small office/ reception, a large, separate guest laundry, and a double carport. The picture perfect gardens are a blend of mature gums towering over massed, colourful plantings, winding paths, and an ornamental dam complete with a gazebo and jetty. There are areas of lawn for a garden stroll and an area next to the ornamental dam, perfect for a large garden marquee. The gardens would make a great backdrop for wedding photography. Also in the garden youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find a Colorbond barn/ workshop (with a mezzanine level), chicken and dog runs, and raised vegetable beds. There is ample water

DUMBALK 1495 Loves Lane First National Prom Country Allen Bartlett 0417 274 624


supply with plenty of catchment surfaces and separate storage for the house and cottages. A separate paddock provides space for a few sheep, goats or alpacas, or perhaps for the neighbourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cattle (if having your own stock isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t of interest). There are many business avenues to explore (STCA): self-cater accommodation, a wedding ceremony and photography venue, art gallery, health/yoga/day spa retreat, or perhaps you might like to use the cottages for a home-based business, art or music studio, or for family and friends. There are many inclusions being offered to the successful purchaser. Please call the agent to inspect and to find out more.




The Life â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Style Specialists MEENIYAN NEW



INSPECT Sun 12-12.30pm



kaz hughes

0417 516 998

NEW LISTING Fantastic Return Investment Opportunity

Country Style, In-town Location

Dream Lifestyle with Income Potential

2BR unit returning $185 per week. Open plan living plus small balcony-style sunroom. 2 bedrooms, sep bathroom & laundry, fenced garden, garage & visitor parking. Unit 2, 14 Meikle Street $159,500

Within 600m of shops, this north-facing, familyfriendly home features timber dado walls, 3BRs, 2 bathrooms, separate formal & informal living spaces, plus garaging for 4 cars. 25 Balding Street $290,000 - $310,000

Located in the hills above Tarwin Valley with sensational views, this 4.8 acre property has much      


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$ @  verandahs, two furnished self-contained cottages, a multi-use building, barn/workshop, orchard, ornamental dam with gazebo and jetty, colourful gardens, meandering paths, plus separate paddock. Many business options (STCA) including self-cater accommodation, wedding venue, health retreat etc. 1495 Loves Lane




INSPECT Sun 11-11.30am

allen bartlett

0417 274 624



Family Friendly, Couple Cosy or Home-Based Business Bonanza

When Privacy is Paramount

A very special property for fussy house hunters. Why? The home is superbly oriented to the north, has charm & character in a spacious living zone, a kitchen with modern stainless appliances, 3 well


        or rumpus room is â&#x20AC;&#x153;connectedâ&#x20AC;? by a covered walkway. Expansive covered outdoor entertaining, extensive brick paving, landscaped gardens & lots of lawn on land of more than 1500sqm. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why!

Accessed by a long driveway, this â&#x20AC;&#x153;as-newâ&#x20AC;? home is surrounded by light bush, providing all the privacy you could wish for. The home features an open-plan casual zone with OFP, 2nd living room



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( *+/  garage and circular drive, all in a. 4.2ha (10 acre) bush setting with no formal garden to care for.

19 Balding Street

14 Gilfedder Terrace

$240,000 - $275,000

Prom Country


$290,000 - $310,000

Mirboo Nth

lisa williams

0438 133 385

5668 1660

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Centrally located S

ITUATED in a quiet court within walking distance to all schools and the town centre, this brick home offers comfortable living and excel-

lent shedding. There is a formal living area towards the front of the home with access to the covered outdoor decking. A neat kitchen and dining area boasts

a reverse cycle air conditioner, updated kitchen and appliances. The home is split level with three bedrooms plus a study or second living area towards the back of the house, each with


Superb value here M

EANDER down Davison Street and you will discover a tidy brick home ideal for those looking for a low maintenance house and block. The home comprises of a living area with reverse cycle air conditioner, well-appointed breakfast bar and smart timber kitchen, two bedrooms plus an additional bedroom and sitting area or rumpus room extension to the rear of the home. A single garage and carport provide adequate car parking, along with a grassed area for a caravan or boat if required. This is a handy location close to schools, shops and parks to invest or move into at an affordable price.

a built-in robe and the master containing a walkin robe and renovated en suite. The main bathroom has also been renovated, is nicely tiled and has a separated bath and shower. A single carport allows easy access into the home and through to the large Colourbond garage with concrete floor and power, which is a real feature of the property. This is a very well presented property ready to just move into.

2 Hattam Court


Stockdale and Leggo Leongatha Jason Harris 0417640079

5 Davison Street Stockdale and Leggo Leongatha Christie Nelson 0407812904









Open for inspection AUCTION Saturday, June 8, 2013 @ 12noon on site 4 Paperbark Place, INVERLOCH Unless sold prior.



OFI: SAT, May 11 & SUN, May 12 May at 1pm Only 200 metres from patrolled Surf Beach, this impressive 40+square home offers 5 bedrooms, 3 living areas (family, rumpus and living) a State of the Art kitchen with Miele appliances, fully equipped outdoor kitchen entertaining area, double lock up garage with through access and much more. The adjoining vacant block will be offered together with the home for a total land area of 1,341sqm. Inverloch Office: 56741111 Marni Lee Redmond 0403 525 413 Heather Atkins 0409 741 607


ERE are three houses, all within 100 metres from each other, and all at the same price of $259,000.


Alex Scott and Staff is opening all three up for inspection this Saturday, May 25 from 10am until 10.45am. All three are brick veneers, all built around the seventies, and would make great investment properties or as a first home. Come and park the car and walk to all three houses and check out and compare what this price sector of the market has to offer! See you on Saturday morning!

55 and 67 Turner Street, and 7 Davison Street Alex Scott and Staff 5662 0922


“THE STAR”, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - PAGE 31



Budget positives for real estate T

HE 2013-14 Victorian State Budget helps to provide conditions for improved economic growth over the next four years. REIV CEO Enzo Raimondo said projected increases in Real Gross State Product and reductions in unemployment would help to improve economic activity and ultimately benefit all home owners. “This year’s budget aims to deliver the most important

thing for the property sector, economic growth at healthy and sustainable levels,” he said. “Implementation of the new Fire Services Levy is an important microeconomic reform and hopefully the start of more to come. “The overall budget settings are sound, history has shown when the economy stalls property prices and transactions drop with consequences for home owners and

ultimately the state budget.” Mr Raimondo said increased employment and a higher GSP (from 1.5 per cent to 2.75 per cent) will result in households being more confident and this will provide a boost to transaction levels and prices. “It is however a concern the majority of first home buyers, especially those in regional Victoria and in affordable segments, will be worse off following the abolition of the First Home Owners Grant

for existing homes,” he said. “That measure will see a saving of $63.8 million in the next financial year and $402.8 million over the forward projections. “The acceleration of the stamp duty cuts to 40 per cent does not cover the cost to the majority of first home buyers of the grants abolition. The State Government should have matched the cuts in the grant with further reductions in stamp duty.”

Mr Raimondo said in addition to an improved economy and adequate levels of dwelling supply, the most important thing the State Government can do for first home buyers is progressively increase stamp duty cuts to 100 per cent. “The Treasurer has shown a strong interest in tax reform with the sensible step to reform the fire services levy,” he said. “The broader range of property taxes, land tax and





stamp duty are still in urgent need of reform. Stamp duty is riddled with costly anomalies and non-residential buyers are faced with taxes charged on taxes. “The REIV believes if action is taken on the 2012 commitment to ‘Review state taxes to identify opportunities to reduce the tax burden and cut the compliance costs..’ it would provide the basis for further economic growth,” Mr Raimondo concluded.

OPEN SATURDAY May 25, 11.30-12.30pm

8 ROYAL PLACE, LEONGATHA • 2 storey, 6 star energy rating home • 4 bdrm, main with ensuite and own balcony • Sound insulated theatre room, northerly views

5 SHORT STREET, INVERLOCH • Close to beach, corner block, nth facing deck • 3 bdrm with BIRs. Bbq and established garden • Cosy living with RC/AC and solid fuel heater

OFFERS OVER $700,000



ASKING $380,000

OPEN SATURDAY May 25, 10.00-10.45am

OPEN SATURDAY May 25, 10.00-10.45am




‘MAPLE COTTAGE’ 1465 WARRAGUL RD, STRZELECKI • 3 bedroom & study home on 1.5 acres • Polished floors, leadlight windows • Stunning gardens with views


CASH’S 2-6 HOLT STREET, LEONGATHA • Total building/s floor space 2493m2 (approx) • 2 road frontages + side lane • Industrial 1 zone - 1 block from L’gatha CBD

REDUCED TO $259,000 1 AC RE

OPEN SATURDAY May 25, 10.00-10.45am

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

15 DARLING AVE, INVERLOCH • Central to town, schools & beach • 2levelsof livingeachwithkitchen,bthroom& bdrm • Potential to improve or expand


ASKING $390,000


$259,000 LI N S EW T IN G

• Brick veneer family home • 4 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms • Secure backyard, close to schools

67 TURNER STREET, LEONGATHA • 3 bedroom brick veneer home • Open plan kitchen/lounge area • Secure backyard with covered outdoor area

20 LOUISA COURT, LEONGATHA • Country charm - modern home • 4 bedroom, main with ensuite • Provincial kitchen with butler’s pantry

7 KOONWARRA ROAD, LEONGATHA • Asnew2bdrmtownhouse • Open plan living, ensuite/bathroom & 2 toilets • Close to shops & medical clinics




86 PIER ROAD, INVERLOCH • Price reduced for quick sale • 2 spacious bedroom, hardiplank home • Garage, large deck and yard, Open plan living ASKING $280,000



119 PARR STREET, LEONGATHA • Country homestead on 1 acre in town • 4 bedrooms, main with ensuite • Inground pool, enclosed outdoor entertaining area

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

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

61 PEART STREET, LEONGATHA • Builders own - full renovations • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas • Great location - A must see!

1489 INVERLOCH VENUS BAY RD, POUND CREEK • Modern 3bdrm lifestyle property • Tasteful interior and open plan living • Large undercover outdoor area on ¼ of an acre



REDUCED TO $344,000

VALUE AT $650,000

5 SCARLETT CLOSE, LEONGATHA • Architectural passive solar design • 4bdrm,2living,2bathroom.Uninterruptedruralviews • Built by renowned local builder

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

1 NORVIEW DRIVE, LEONGATHA • Ideal 4 bedroom home • 2 living areas, 2 bathrooms • Corner block, dual access

192 SURF PARADE, INVERLOCH • Clean & comfortable, private and peaceful • Recently renovated 2 bdrm holiday delight • 600sqm block across from beach

REDUCED TO $419,000



REDUCED TO $550,000

1/7 A’Beckett Street 5674 1111

5662 0922 45 Bair Street Andrew Newton 0402 940 320

Alan Steenholdt 0409 423 822

Peter Dwyer 0428 855 244

Carly Roughead 0417 382 979

Dawn Hughes Dennis Ginn Marni Lee Redmond Heather Atkins

0417 380 736 0412 317 360 0403 525 413 0409 741 607



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Recharge your batteries at a carer’s day out With one in five Australians experiencing mental health issues, Latrobe Community Health Service (LCHS) recognises carers of people with a mental illness may feel forgotten and underappreciated. To help carers recharge their batteries and enjoy some time for themselves, LCHS Carer Programs is inviting carers to participate in an indulgent pamper day on 7 June in Wonthaggi or a fishing trip to Hastings on 30 May. “We find that carers of people with a mental illness are often overlooked due to the hidden nature of mental illness,”

said Ms Denise Bromiley, LCHS Acting Manager Carer Programs. “Because mental illness is a ‘silent’ illness, it is not as easily identified as physical illness or disability.” Ms Bromiley said while many people provided support to a loved one with mental illness, they often found it difficult to identify with the term ‘carer’ because they viewed the support they gave as a natural part of the relationship. “As such, these carers often miss out on support that is available to assist them on their caring journey,” she said.

Access to Latrobe Community Health Service’s (LCHS) Alcohol and Drug Services has been improved through a phone intake service from 1 May. The pamper day and fishing trip are free and open to eligible carers from Leongatha and the surrounding areas. Transport to Hastings for the fishing charter will be provided.

Lunch will be provided at both events. For more information on the pamper day or the fishing charter, please phone LCHS on 1800 242 696.

The video competition, which ran until 17 May, invited young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years who live, work or study in Gippsland to make a short video featuring responsible gambling. The names of the

winners will be published on the LCHS website. Ms Ann Briggs, LCHS Manager Counselling Services, said the driving force behind the video competition was the widespread reach of gambling advertising, which young people were exposed to. “We are concerned about the proliferation of gambling advertising and promotion in social media, during televised sporting games and through smartphone applications,” said Ms Briggs.

“This may affect not only those young people legally able to gamble, but also those under the age of 18 years who may now look att sport in relation to the oddss ” their favourite teams have.” This Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, all Gippslanders are reminded to en make informed choices when it comes to gambling. Gambler’s Help Gippsland provides confidential, free and non-judgmental counselling services to gamblers, their

The new system will mean people can phone from Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm to arrange to speak to a qualified Alcohol and Drug specialist within one working day.

Anyone who is concerned about themselves or someone they know with an alcohol and/or drug problem can phone LCHS any time during these hours.

Promoting responsible gambling This week is Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, and Gambler’s Help Gippsland at Latrobe Community Health Service (LCHS) will be announcing the winners of its recent youth video competition.

Increased access to Alcohol and Drug services

All calls will be taken via the central intake number on 1800 242 696 from the Local Government Areas of Baw Baw, Latrobe and Wellington.

families and those affected by someone else’s gambling. For more information about Gambler’s Help Gippsland, please phone 1800 242 696.

For those in need of urgent assistance, there is also a 24hour phoneline for confidential alcohol and drug referral and counselling through Directline on 1800 888 236. For more information please phone LCHS on 1800 242 696.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - PAGE 33

A regional partnership with the TAC and the Victorian Government.

Police swoop on roads TRAFFIC police will work longer hours to make South Gippsland roads safer. Bass Coast Highway Patrol police have received $35,000 from the Transport Accident Commission to conduct two operations throughout the Bass Coast and South Gippsland shires. Police want to further

reduce the incidence of collisions and target drink drivers. Sergeant Jason Hullick reported less road trauma in the last 12 months and a 40 per cent reduction in collisions. “Our aim at this office is to continue that trend and we believe active enforcement is a key element of this,” he said. “As part of our strategic

plan for the future, we are always looking to increase our presence on the roads so as a way of doing that we applied for additional funding from the TAC to conduct two specific traffic operations.” The TAC funding will provide 60 extra shifts dedicated to road policing. “This is a significant amount of money and will enable us to provide

additional patrols over the next few months which will be conducted alongside our usual patrols,” Sgt Hullick said. “The two operations are quite different and they both have a different focus and will be conducted during different hours.” Operation Drive Safe will target driver behaviour in and around townships. “Most shifts will be

conducted during business hours and we will be using both marked and unmarked police vehicles, with some shifts involving plain clothed police officers conducting enforcement duties,” Sgt Hullick said. “We currently have access to several different types of vehicles that most people would not normally associate with traffic duties.”

Sgt Hullick said the main focus of Operation Drive Safe is motorists who continue to drive vehicles while using mobile phones, not wearing seatbelts or disobeying stop signs or traffic lights. “We really want to address these issues within the towns as this is what a lot of residents complain about,” he said. “I think most people

Out there: Bass Coast Highway Patrol officers Senior Constable Paul Malouf (left) and Leading Senior Constable Greg Worcester will be targeting dangerous driving on local roads.

get really annoyed when they continually see motorists driving around while on the phone and if they get caught by us then they can expect to receive an infringement notice.” Operation Safe Season will target drink driving, with most shifts conducted during high alcohol times. “Through the use of road policing statistics and analysis, we have been able to drill down so as to target the times when drink driving is most prevalent,” Sgt Hullick said. “Once again we will be using both covert and overt methods of detection, police members in uniform and plain clothes and driving different vehicles than what we usually use. “This means any vehicle people see out on the road has the potential to be a police vehicle.” Both operations have been running for several weeks. So far police have detected five drink drivers and several others breaching their alcohol interlock licence conditions, impounded three motor vehicles and issued more than 40 infringement notices for mobile phone use, seatbelt offences, exceeding posted speed limits, and several unlicenced and unregistered drivers. “The operations will continue until the end of June after which we will certainly be applying for further funding. The extra funding is an excellent opportunity for us to continue to make the roads safer within the police service area,” Sgt Hullick said.

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Winter beauty galore By Karen Haw from the Town Centre Nursery WINTER is just around the corner but with the weather we have been experiencing you would think it is well and truly here. The deciduous trees especially the lipstick maples have put on a stunning show and some trees offer more than just stunning autumn colour. The fruiting crab apples such as Gorgeous and Golden Hornet are two good examples. Gorgeous (Malus x atrosanguinea) is

a highly ornamental small tree growing three by three metres - a good choice for small landscapes or if space is limited. In spring it gives an excellent floral display of whitish-pink flowers and at this time of year is loaded with crimson red fruit that stays on the tree for months. Children loved helping themselves to the apples from the display tree we had in the vegetable area at the nursery. I am not sure about their flavour but they are ideal for making crab apple jelly. A good partner with Gorgeous crab apple is crab apple Golden Hornet.





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This tree grows to the same height as Gorgeous with an attractive spring floral display and has masses of showy yellow fruits which are also good for making crab apple jelly. Both trees turn yellow in autumn and crab apples are useful as a pollinator for fruiting apples. Japanese maples are renowned for their autumn colour and colours vary from crimson, orange and butter yellow. Acer palmatum Sango Kaku (also known as acer Senkaki or Coral bark maple) is a well known Japanese maple that is popular because in winter all the young branches are a conspicuous highly attractive coral red. The Coral bark maple grows to a height of around six metres and five metres wide. This maple is quite hardy but does not like exposed areas where hot summer winds may stress the tree and leaves may suffer scorch in hot sun. The autumn colours are brilliant yellow with an apricot-orange tinge. This tree is an asset to any garden (with protected areas) and perfect for pots. The autumn colours are brilliant yellow with an apricot-orange tinge. As the weather cools not everyone is interested in maintaining the vegetable patch but you can still grow vegetables late autumn and winter. If you plant peas and broad beans now, they

Out there: Kristy Mills horticulture student admires the Coral bark maple. grow slowly in cold soils but will be stronger plants with loads of produce over spring and summer. Seedlings of the brassica family (Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower) for winter crops must be planted out now so that they produce a good winter crop. Kale is popular this year and is rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly iron, potassium, calcium and vitamins A and C. You can harvest very young leaves to use fresh in salads or allow plants to mature and use as a cooked green. Harvest older leaves by removing the larger, outer leaves and allowing the centre of the plant to continue producing.

Kale prefers cool temperatures and will be sweetened by a touch of frost. Kale plants like to grow in a rich soil, high in organic matter and slightly acidic (5.5 - 6.5 pH). You’re growing it for the foliage, so high nitrogen content is good. Other vegetables that can be planted now include members of the onion family including shallots, leeks and garlic. Onions need full sun and excellent drainage. They like a soil that’s high in organic matter, but not overly rich. A good spot to choose is one where a leafy vegetable has just been harvested – in other words, a well-prepared area where most of the

nitrogen has been used up by the previous crop. Too much nitrogen will result in excessive leaf growth at the expense of sweet white swollen bulbs. pH is important. Ideal pH is around 6.5 so add lime or dolomite to sweeten the soil and you’ll be guaranteed the best results. Next month is the time when nurseries begin to receive their bare root stock. This is a large range of fruit trees, ornamental trees, berries, grapes and roses available only from June until late August. The advantage of bare root stock is that it is generally cheaper and the range especially of fruit trees and roses is much larger. If you are planning on planting bare root stock

now is the perfect time to prepare the soil by adding compost and manure, and if you are chasing or interested in specific roses or trees, it is best to order now as some varieties sell out quickly. Citrus trees being evergreen (meaning they do not lose their leaves in winter) are only sold in pots and are available all year round. Flemings Nursery has many tools to assist when choosing a tree including an informative website and has published a book called Flemings Fruit and Ornamental Tree Guide. This book is priced at $29.99 and there are free booklets and brochures available at any nursery that sells Flemings trees.

Colour will come


WINTER provides difficult conditions to make magic in the garden, and town streetscapes are no different.

we had something flowering now, nothing would be ready for that period.” Mr Missen said the shire’s parks and gardens are maintained on a continual basis, with crews cur-

South Gippsland Shire Council parks and gardens coordinator Steve Missen said winter is a quiet period for the town’s gardens. “We have just completed the spring plantings and we will do another one in November for the Christmas period,” he said. “There are a lot of daffodils and tulips and some annuals already planted out. We just have to wait for those things to grow and peak in spring. “This planting is done to be at its best during the Daffodil Festival. If

Maintenance period: Pamela Derrick, Rebecca Gould and Taryn Hughes from South Gippsland Shire Council’s parks and garden team, top up the mulch in a Leongatha garden bed last week.

rently working on mulching garden beds. During the warmer months, the variety and colour of plants on South Gippsland streets often gets tongues wagging.

“We get a lot of enquires and comments, often from people passing through and people who want to know about what species we have planted and how to look after them,” Mr Missen said.

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City celebration L E O N G AT H A’ S Tania Contu and Dom D’Agostino married on March 23 in Melbourne’s CBD, amongst an intimate group of family and friends.

Melbourne wedding: Tania and Dom D’Agostino honeymooned in Hawaii.

The bride arrived in a red ’57 Chevrolet convertible with friend Jade North as maid of honour. Tania’s best friend of over 25 years, Rob Shelton of Morwell, had the honour of walking the bride down the aisle. The groom and best man James Korab of Moe also arrived in a red ’57 Chevrolet convertible, dressed in matching dark grey, pin striped suits. All guests were treated to drinks, before dining at one of Melbourne’s upmarket Southbank restaurants at Crown Casino. The married couple honeymooned in Hawaii before settling back into their new home in Leongatha.

Milpara Community House news THERE has been a slight change to one of the courses being offered through Milpara Community House. Life Skills and Job Skills for Women will now start on July 15 instead of the scheduled May 27. Call Sandra or Jenni if you are interested in enrolling in this course, or would like further information. Milpara Community House is also offering an Introduction to Community Services and this course is aimed at assisting people to understand the skills needed and an overview of what is required if you are considering entering the aged care, home and community care, disability, child care or community services fields. This course is being presented over four weeks from June 5. Are you a small business owner or an ABN holder, a charity or a NFP organisation? The following course may be of interest to you. Online Presence: How Much is Enough? This class will cover the importance of having an online presence and comparing

effectiveness of websites and social media through the eyes of your customers. A light meal will follow the presentation to be held on Wednesday, June 19. To enrol and secure your place for this presentation please call 5655 2524. Places are limited so get in quick. Tutor wanted: Milpara is seeking interest from an experienced person to conduct the QuickBooks course offered through Milpara Community House. If you have skills and are experienced in this area, we would love to hear from you. Call Sandra or Jenni on 5655 2524. Painting and drawing classes with tutor Bob Hickman will be offered next term. Bob has extensive experience as an artist and he enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with others. We expect his classes will commence again July 16. Are you looking at getting your qualification to work in the hospitality industry? To increase your eligibility in this field you may want to consider the following classes being offered at Milpara

Community House: • Responsible Service of Alcohol – Wednesday, May 29, 5.30pm to 9.30pm; • Food Safety Level 1 – Wednesday, May 29, 9am to 1pm; and • Food Safety Supervisors Course – Wednesday, May 29, 9am to 5.00pm. Next term we will be offering an Introduction to Music Craft. Are you interested in learning to read and write music and recognise musical sounds? Would you like to learn to play a musical instrument? Would you like some extra tuition to prepare for music examinations? We are now taking expressions of interest in this eight week course. Call Sandra or Jenni at Milpara Community House. We are pleased to be able to say the proceeds from the Musical Soiree held recently have now been distributed. Milpara Community House and the St Paul’s Anglican Church Door Appeal have both received just over a $1000 each and we would like to thank everyone who helped to make this possible.

Budget boost STATE Budget funding for stage one of Melbourne’s EastWest Link is a major boost for Gippsland’s manufacturing and transport sectors. That is the view of the Committee for Gippsland which, together with the Gippsland Local Government Network, has been lobbying for the link. Executive director Mary Aldred said the State Government’s pre-budget announcement of $110m for design and planning for the Port of Hastings was also welcome because it “represents significant export opportunities for our region”.

She said the development of the Port of Hastings was a key part of the committee’s strategic plan. Committee members remain concerned about the region’s roads, but welcome $280 million in additional funding to improve the state’s road network and $28 million for regional roads and bottlenecks. Ms Aldred said an increase in the First Home Owners Grant to $10,000 will help stimulate construction but warned Gippsland still faces significant challenges needing immediate investment. These include roads projects and a new hospital for West Gippsland.

Sympathetic: this group conducted a candle lit vigil in Murray Street, Wonthaggi in support of refugees, particularly those held in indefinite detention because of adverse ASIO assessments.

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.

Back then: Leongatha’s Roughead Street in the 1930s, a responsibility of the Country Roads Board.

From pages past Historical snippets from The Star

Roads milestone

30 years ago May 24, 1983

5 years ago May 20, 2008

THIS year marks 100 years since the forming of the Country Roads Board (CRB).

RURAL roads in South Gippsland will not benefit greatly from the Bicentennial Road Funds according to Korumburra shire engineer, Ray Walls. In fact, Mr Walls described the amount allocated to the Shire of Korumburra as “totally inadequate” and “quite ludicrous”.

IT has taken several years, but finally VicTrack is ready to develop the railway land behind Bair Street in Leongatha. With the support of the South Gippsland Shire Council, the State Government’s rail body has asked for expressions of interest from suitably qualified developers for the project.

This was the government authority responsible for the maintenance and construction of Victoria’s arterial road network. The first chairman was William Calder who remained in that position until his death in 1928. The Calder Highway was named in his honour. The Leongatha Historical Society has been selected as one of two venues in Gippsland to host the VicRoads centenary exhibition. The other venue is Bairnsdale. The title of the exhibition is VicRoadsConnecting Victorians for 100 Years and will feature photographs and documents related to the history of major roads in this state. One feature will be a portrait of William Calder. There will also be activities for children. Leongatha Historical Society will have on display photographs of main roads over time from its own collection. In addition to this other local historical societies have contributed some photographs of their respective areas. The exhibition will open on June 6 at the Leongatha Mechanics’ Institute (next to the Memorial Hall) and run until July 27. More information will be in future editions of the local press.

10 years ago May 20, 2003 INVERLOCH’S plan to be a ‘top of mind’ tourist destination took a step forward last night when 120 people attended the launch of the Inverloch Tourism Destination Development Plan. The plan is part of a pilot project conducted by Tourism Victoria targeting specific destination around the state.

1 year ago May 22, 2012 HEARTLESS thieves have left the Leongatha Junior Football Club devastated after stealing prizes for a charity raffle from the clubrooms. The club is $3000 out of pocket as a result of the theft and const of damage to the clubrooms. President Darryl McGannon said targeting a club for young children was a low act.


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A grand performance: the cast members of 13 are ready to deliver a brilliant show. Photo by Trevor Foon of Foonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Photography.

13 to shine

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put on by a talent school in Melbourne who had spent their September holidays preparing. We were in a run down, small part of the building, squished in uncomfortable metal seating with a small stage in front of us and the band on the side.â&#x20AC;? Despite the less than salubrious surroundings â&#x20AC;&#x153;the opening number started and we were transfixedâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The stage flooded with teenagers exuding energy, talent and incredible commitment. The music instantly enthralled us and we were smitten,â&#x20AC;? Karen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of us kept leaning over to the other, whispering madly, laughing loudly and sharing the journeys unfolding onstage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Time flew and we were at the end of the show. We all left absolutely determined to bring this to Wonthaggi.â&#x20AC;?






By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, Exclusive agent for Music Theatre International (NY) â&#x20AC;&#x153;13â&#x20AC;? was Commissioned by Centre Theatre Group, Los Angeles, CA (must be in boldface type) Subsequently produced for the Goodspeed Opera House by Michael P. Price, Executive Producer. Original Broadway Production Produced by Bob Boyett, Roger Berlind, Tim Levy, Ken Davenport, Ted Hartley, Stacey Mindich, Jan Bergere, Broadway Across America, Sharon Karmazin, Carl Moellenberg, Tom Miller, True Love Productions /Olympus Theatricals and Centre Theatre Group.


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Friendships forged in13 taught guitar by Lee Owens and singing by Maureen Alford. “They encouraged me to try out,” she said. “Lee is the head of the band for the show and he introduced me to the band. “I just love singing and have been asked to sing at weddings and school assemblies. I really do love performing in front of a crowd.” Holly and Janie said the story is based around the school and 13 year olds growing up. With teenage relationship themes, the popular kids, the young football star, his gorgeous cheerleader girlfriend and the geek with

no name, the story unfolds through the eyes of a child embarking on the path of adulthood. It’s the story of a young boy’s quest to become part of the cool crowd and Holly and Janie agree, “It’s really an adult’s perspective of being a teen”. Janie said: “Adults would also find 13 very appealing.” Cast as a lead cheerleader,

Kendra, Janie said her character is bubbly. Janie looks every bit the stunning cheer leader and she admits the part is a lot of fun, and really just an “exaggeration” of herself. “It does require a fair bit of dancing and not all in the same style, so that is great,” she said. Holly is one of the lead harmony singers and said, “I

just love harmonies.” Being on stage and performing is something both girls enjoy and agreed they can’t wait for opening night on Saturday, May 25.

The girls feel confident and are looking forward to the final rehearsals in the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre where the performances will be staged.

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Both aged 15, Janie attends Year 9 at Mary MacKillop College in her home town Leongatha and Holly is in Year 10 at Wonthaggi Secondary College where she lives just down the road. While the girls may not have known each other before the show, they have

much in common: school and passion for the arts. This all singing, all dancing, musical instrument playing duo have become great friends. In fact they said the whole cast of 13 is “just great”. “We have all become friends and support each other,” Janie said. Janie, daughter of Mark and Tracey Gordon, said she enjoyed being in Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s Narnia last year and her dance teacher Bron Kalos is 13’s choreographer. “Bron introduced me to the show and encouraged me to audition,” Janie said. Holly, the daughter of Lisa and Brett Forsyth, is

For more information please call Susan Ritchie on 0400 931 484

Talented: from left, Holly Forsyth, Wonthaggi and Janie Gordon, Leongatha are looking forward to the opening of 13 the musical on May 25.

Worthy works: the winners of the Popular Choice awards in the Great Southern Portrait Prize 2013 are Ann Parry with her portrait of Yianni Banikos (pictured) in the Open Section and Kate Facey (15 years of age) in the Junior Section with her portrait of Maddie Barker titled Seeing Things. Ann wins $500 and Kate wins $100. This year those voting in the popular choice were asked to supply their names and contact details to go in the running for vouchers from 9 Acres Coffee Bar, Bookshop and Foodstore in Fish Creek and the winners are Ross West and Louis Wheeler. Many thanks to 9 Acres.

Tickets can be purchased from Robyn Powney at Insight Real Estate (McCartin Street, Leongatha) or reception at both Leongatha and Korumburra campuses of Gippsland Southern Health services

Let's do the time warp again Saturday, May 25 Doors open 8.30pm Tickets $25

at The Glade on Inverloch’s Foreshore


Y A D N U S 6 MAY 2p m 1 m 8a

MOVIE & DINNER 'Song for MARION’ Thursday, June 20 Members $20, Guests $25 Movie at the Arts Centre at 5pm followed by two course carvery after the movie at the club

GREYHOUNDS @ Sandown Race Course Sunday, July 7 Members $20, Guests $25 Incl. bus trip, entry into races, 2 course lunch, race book and $5 betting voucher



HAVING fun, meeting people and making new friends are the best parts of being in Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s latest musical 13, according to budding teenage actresses Janie Gordon and Holly Forsyth.

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Plainer cattle draw interest

The usual buying group was present for a mostly firm market, mixed in places. The young cattle were mostly

in store condition with several drafts of very poor cattle being presented for sale and many being passed in due to lack of interest. Demand for steers and bullocks lifted slightly with fewer crossbred manufacturing steers of-



FRIDAY MAY 24 | 10AM Acc. J & R Gaw 28 Coleman's Road, Tinamba Viewing Thursday May 23 | 1pm-4pm Tractors 2008 JD 6930 Premium 1600hrs approx Cab & front suspension, front weights, 50 km, FWA, quick hitch linkage, 3 remotes, Front guards, 2008 JD 7430 Premium 1245hrs approx Cab & front suspension, front weights, climate control, 50km, FWA, quick hitch linkage, 3 remotes, Front guards 2004 JD 6520 Premium 5300hrs, Guards, 2 remotes & FWA 2003 JD 6920S Premium 5400hrs approx, front suspension, full set front weights & 50km, FWA, quick hitch linkage, 3 remotes, Front guards 2001 JD 6910 Premium 6600hrs approx front suspension, GPS, auto steer, 50km, 2001 JD 6910 Premium 6600hrs approx, FWA, FEL with front suspensions & scales, 50 km, 6200 JD Premium 4500hrs, Front Linkage & PTO to fit a John Deere (new)

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fered. With around 400 fewer cows offered for sale there was increased inquiry on the plainer lines which lifted up to 10c/kg on the majority and more in places, while the good heavy weight lines were only slightly stronger. A better quality offering of bulls sold to weaker demand from processors slipping a few cents. Most yearling grass steers were heavy, 500kg plus drafts which sold from 188c to 200c, lifting 3c/kg. Most yearling grass heifers made between 150c and 175c slipping 5c/kg. C muscle grown steers sold between 182c and 194c, lifting 2c/kg. C muscle bullocks made from 180c to 195c, lifting 1c/kg. Plainer shaped D muscle grown steers and bullocks sold from 167c to 177c, holding firm to 7c/kg dearer. Good condition heavy weight crossbred manufacturing steers made between 150c and 180c, lifting 2c/kg. Plain condition one score and light weight dairy cows sold between 38c and 110c, lifting 2c to 8c/kg. Better condition two and three score heavy weight dairy cows made from 106c to 119c lifting 1c to 2c/kg. Plain condition one and two score beef cows sold mostly from 43c to 112c, lifting 3c to 9c/kg and more in places. Good condition three score heavy weight beef cows made between 112c and

127c, lifting 1c/kg. Heavy weight C and B muscle bulls sold mostly between 115c and 142c, slipping 2c to 5c/kg.

The next sale draw May 22: 1. David Phelan, 2. SEJ, 3. Elders, 4. Alex Scott, 5. Landmark, 6. Rodwells.

Wednesday, May 15 BULLOCKS 2 J.B. Drewwett, Yinnar 3 S.W. Scott, Inverloch 16 81st Asteroid P/L, Strzelecki 13 Couino Farms, Giffard 3 W. & J. Howson, Almurta 2 S. Shepherdson, Korumburra Sth

570kg 570kg 601kg 554kg 638kg 622kg

200.0 194.0 193.0 191.6 190.6 190.6

STEERS 2 J.B. Drewwett, Yinnar 15 F. & B. Parini, Korumburra 8 S.W. Scott, Inverloch 6 H.C. Jones, Hazelwood 1 G. & M. Lomagno, Leongatha Sth 3 G.K. & J.A. Cook, Yanakie

537kg 504kg 530kg 505kg 360kg 503kg

200.0 $1075.00 195.0 $983.45 194.0 $1028.20 193.0 $976.26 191.6 $689.76 188.2 $947.27

$1140.00 $1106.00 $1161.91 $1061.91 $1216.66 $1186.49

COWS 1 T.J., C. & L.J. Smirl, Leongatha 690kg 1 T.J. & H.D. Robb, Leongatha 710kg 1 J.B. Drewwett, Yinnar 640kg 2 A. Ditta, Toora 680kg 1 G. & K. Hibma, Mirboo North 750kg 1 G. & V.M. Renden, Leongatha 895kg HEIFERS 1 K.W. Hancock, Jeetho 375kg 3 Binginwarri Beef, Binginwarri 503kg 2 T.J., C. & L.J. Smirl, Leongatha 532kg 1 DJP Automotive, Leongatha South 470kg 5 Whitelaw Park, Whitelaw 425kg 1 R.G., A.M. & C.A. Reiske, Boolarra 350kg BULLS 1 McLeod Partnership, Yarram 730kg 1 N.W. & M.E. Wight, Hedley 1040kg 1 G. Walker, Wonga 660kg 1 T. & C. Hibma, Mirboo North 710kg 1 J. & B. Beale, Boodyarn 755kg 1 A.R. & M.L. Dessent, Foster 930kg

126.6 $873.54 125.0 $887.50 120.0 $768.00 119.2 $810.56 119.2 $894.00 119.2 $1066.84 200.0 $750.00 193.2 $972.44 188.6 $1004.30 175.0 $822.50 170.0 $722.50 170.0 $595.00 141.6 140.0 139.6 135.0 134.0 130.2

$1033.68 $1456.00 $921.36 $958.50 $1011.70 $1210.86


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Filling the farm: Craig and Wendy McIndoe from Mardan were at the VLE Leongatha store sale last Thursday to take advantage of lower prices and re-stock with some heifers.


Store sale market Thursday, May 16

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THERE were approximately 1400 grown and 300 young cattle penned.

Total yarding: 1644. Steers: Dolphin & Dessent, Foster, 8 x $795; Locklaw Nominees P/L, Lang Lang, 11 x $795; J.L. Gengoult Smith, Anderson, 9 x $762; M. Young, Tarwin Lower, 4 x $730; B.F., D.E. & M.A. Calder, Dumbalk, 10 x $725; L. Grigg, Traralgon East, 15 x $720. Heifers: N. Carbone, Narracan South, 8 x $554; D. Pearce, Leongatha, 2 x $500; B.J. & P.A. Quinlan, Almurta, 5 x $490; Lionel Holdings, Yanakie, 11 x $470; S. Reichbaure, Devon, 1 x $430; G. Walker, Wonga, 1 x $370. Cows: B. Greig, Budgeree, 1 x $495; J. & L. Brown, Nyora, 1 x $395. Cows and calves: J.S. & A.M. Blackshaw, Leongatha South, 5 x $810; Pukenui P/L, Mirboo, 2 x $800; J. & L. Brown, Nyora, 3 x $730; N.M. & H.M. Wight, Hedley, 7 x $720; J. & B. Brophy, Boolarra South, 7 x $700; D.J. & H.M. Matthies, Mardan, 10 x $660.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - PAGE 41

Difficult season ahead

By Sarah Vella

EARLY indicators suggest the opening farm gate milk price for the 2013-14 season will be higher than last season’s, however some South Gippsland dairy farmers may still struggle to make ends meet.

John Mulvany from OnFarm Consulting said this is what he likes to call the rumour time of year, where rumours floating around can be exaggerated or misinterpreted. “In discussions with two different manufacturers, both have said they are expecting a minimum of 10 and up to 15 per cent increase in price for next season,” he said. “That is what they are saying informally, but they haven’t put it in writing or made a commitment to it yet. “I have also heard the opening price will be close to the closing price.” Mr Mulvany said an

increase of that amount will make a significant difference for farmers, as for many people it is their profit. “So if we keep on getting a bit of rain, then seasonally, we might not be looking too bad,” he said. “Cash flow is tight; no one is saying they have bucket loads of money. Banks and dairy companies have been doing extensions on financials, which is what we expect in a hard year.” Dale O’Neill, general

manager commercial at Burra Foods, said in the past few months, the dairy market has experienced unprecedented price movements across main dairy commodities as a direct result of the 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,” he said. “I anticipate the stron-

ger international prices will remain for the short term at least, reflecting in an increase of between 10 and 20 per cent to next season’s opening price.” Mr O’Neill said Burra Foods is continuing to grow its business to ensure it captures the growth in demand, not so much through increased volume, but by adding value to every kilogram of fat and protein. “While the Australian dollar against the US dollar has remained steady

at around $1.04, it has been the Australian dollar against the Japanese Yen that is having a significant impact on Australia’s largest dairy export market of Japan, with a currency appreciation of over 15 per cent,” he said. “The strengthening of currency reduces the affordability for the buyer. “Like many currency exposed industries, Australian dairy is difficult and only made worse by some of the most difficult seasonal conditions

Out there: experts are hopeful of a price rise for farmers but are uncertain about just higher those prices will be.

ever experienced in South Gippsland. “However, these are somewhat cyclical and we can be buoyed by the fact the future is bright, particularly if farm gate production costs are carefully

• Farm consultant John Mulvaney.

DAIRY EXPORT CHINA PROTOCOL – BUYING NOW Unjoined Friesian Heifers 240-350 kg weight on Delivery June 12/13 $1045 incl GST

Confidence in dairy dips DAIRY farmers across south-east Australia can expect 2013-14 opening farmgate milk price higher than last year’s opening price, according to analysis undertaken by Dairy Australia as part of the 2013 Situation

managed.” Matt Harms, from OnFarm Consulting, said next season’s opening milk price is likely to be higher than last season’s opening price, but is not convinced it will be significant. “I have been getting vibes of around an eight percent increase on last year’s opening price, but for some people that will be nowhere near enough,” he said. “While farmers may be encouraged by the lift, it is a far cry from where some people are thinking it should be. “There is optimism, but maybe some of the extreme optimism is unfounded.”

and Outlook Report, released last week. Dairy Australia’s analysis of current commodity price and exchange rate settings indicate an opening price for 2013-14 of around $5 per kilogram of milk solids compared to the 2012-13 opening price of $4.30kgMS. Dairy Australia managing director Ian Halli-

day said: “The report suggests that 2013-14 could be a year of recovery for many farmers. “Farm gate prices are expected to open higher than the current season and global indicators suggest grain prices should moderate through late 2013. However, the key wildcard will be the weather,” he said. Dairy Australia senior

analyst Norm Repacholi said just 44 per cent of Gippsland farmers are positive about the future of the industry. “Challenging production conditions, rising input costs and a persistent focus on the supermarket milk price war have undermined farmer confidence,” he said. In line with declining confidence, the propor-

tion of surveyed farmers intending to invest on farm over the coming year has declined. Farmers who are more confident in the industry’s future are more likely to be in an expansion phase, and milking herds of more than 500 cows.

as fire. Regeneration increases diversity and provides replacement plants for the older generation of plants. Join us on May 30 to find out more.


Alex Dixon 0409 581 935 Clay Mabilia 0439 383 091

Managing Vegetation on Private Land for: Bushfire prevention Weed and pest animal reduction Biodiversity improvement When: 10am-12.30pm Thursday May 30, 2013 Where: The Liley's farm, 520 Fish Creek-Walkerville Rd then travel to the Marriott's Buffalo farm, Buffalo Waratah Rd Guest presenters: The landowners plus Rachel Allen, CFA Bushfire Safety Officer; Brett Whitfield, DEPI Biodiversity Officer & Alan Hill, WGCMA Biodiversity Officer What to bring: Wet weather gear, a chair and own transport SOU3960056

To help unearth some of the practices behind the management of vegetation, a free morning tea and farm walk on two properties is being held on Thursday, May 30 from 10am-12.30pm at Fish Creek and Buffalo. Come along to learn and share your knowledge on the management of vegetation for bushfire prevention, weed and pest animal reduction and biodiversity improvement. The day includes two farm walks with presentations from CFA bushfire safety officer Rachel Allen, DEPI biodiversity officer Brett Whitfield and WGCMA biodiversity officer Alan Hill. See the advertisement on this page for full details. Techniques for managing remnant vegetation can be divided into two categories: protection and enhancement. These categories are not mutually exclusive with many techniques serving more than one purpose. For example a controlled fire may improve both biodiversity and wildfire protection at the same time. Good management should aim to protect and enhance the values of the remnant. Protecting and preserving remnant vegetation on private land is often seen as little more than a fencing exercise. But this is far from the truth. Whilst fencing can play an important role in excluding stock, it is only one technique available to a landholder when managing remnant vegetation. Enhancement comes in the form of natural regeneration, replanting and through disturbance processed such

5-10 mths, 160 kg + weight Quick delivery. No blood tests. $770.00 incl GST

Free Morning Tea and Farm Walk

Discover vegetation secrets WORKING as a project officer with the South Gippsland Landcare Network, Kate Williams is often asked by landholders how to best manage vegetation in order to reduce the threat of bushfires and weeds.


Looking up: CFA vegetation management officer for Gippsland, Mike Stephen, eyes off a unique looking tree at Rob and Joan Liley’s Fish Creek property where the farm walk is being held on May 30.


Enquiries contact Kate Williams at the South Gippsland Landcare Network on 5662 5759 or or via

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public notices Pleasant Sunday Afternoon ECUMENICAL FIRST IN 2013 AT

Scots Pioneer Church Mardan South


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available. $1. ph. 0418 574 539. GLAZED POT/VASE. Antique 1 gallon earthware . Natural toning. H:26cm. $40. Ph. 5662 5141 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. 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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situations vacant

Rev. Paul Bauer of the Uniting Church Topic: “A few observations”

Shire Council


Permanent full time $62,437 total salary package

19 Moonah Street Cape Paterson Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday

An exciting opportunity exists to lead our team of Tourism Information Officers delivering a high level of service to visitors and residents of South Gippsland from our Prom Country Visitor Information Centres located at Korumburra and Foster. Your primary focus will be to coordinate all key administrative and training requirements of the centres and to develop online and mobile media tools to promote South Gippsland Tourism and its operators. You will work closely with our Tourism Development Officer to assist with marketing projects and tourism development.

By appointment Ph: 5674 8290


South Gippsland

Visitor Services Coordinator

Garry Harrison Sunday, May 26 2013 at 2pm

situations vacant

public notices

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

Your excellence in delivering high level customer service will ensure visitors to South Gippsland have a first class tourism experience in our region. If you have the drive and enthusiasm and prior tourism industry experience, then join our dedicated team today. This role is required to work to an agreed roster including weekend work. Enquiries to Paul Stampton, Manager Strategic Planning & Development on (03) 5662 9200. All applicants must submit an Employment Application form and address the selection criteria outlined in the position description, by 5pm Wednesday 5 June 2013. Further information and a position description are available on our website.

INFORMATION NIGHT 4/5 YEAR OLD PRE SCHOOL 2014 PLAYTIME (3 YEAR OLD) 2014 The Leongatha Community Pre Schools invite you to attend an information night about beginning Pre School. Pre School Teachers will explain important issues you need to consider before your child begins their Pre School year. Topics included: Is your child ready for Pre School? Settling into Pre School. Proposed program model for 2014

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.

Wednesday 5th June 2013 ALLORA KINDERGARTEN 1 Symmons Street, Leongatha 7.30pm start

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HUMAN RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEE Public Notice – Expressions of interest The Department of Health Human Research Ethics Committee conducts ethical reviews of research proposals involving persons under the auspices of the Department of Health; it also considers research proposals from the Department of Human Services. The Committee meets approximately ten times a year. Membership of the Committee conforms to the requirements of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007). Vacancies exist in the following categories of membership: • chairperson; • person with expertise in the nature of moral deliberation and judgement (for example, a philosopher or theologian); and • layman Accordingly, expressions of interest in the above positions are now sought. Applicants should be familiar with the National Statement and have an understanding of the application of ethical principles to research. Appointments are for a period of three years with the possibility of re-appointment. Expressions of interest should include a covering letter detailing relevant experience and interests, a curriculum vitae and nominate two referees. These can be emailed, as below: Mr Jeffrey Chapman Secretary, Human Research Ethics Committee Department of Health Submissions must be received by COB Friday 14 June 2013 Enquiries: (03) 9096 5239 Further information about the Committee can be found at:

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 ZO340830

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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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situations vacant

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


Sales & Administration Role

Part-Time Registrar (0.6) Newhaven College, an independent co-educational school on Phillip Island, offers quality education for students from Prep to Year 12. We seek an experienced professional to handle enquiries, provide confidential, high-level service to families and manage College enrolments. Please visit Applications close Friday 7 June 2013

Ryan’s Buildpro is seeking a suitably qualified Sales and Administration Professional. Ideal attributes: • Business accounting knowledge. (Attache experience preferred but not essential) • Ability to communicate with customers, discussing their building or landscaping needs, both internally and occasionally out on site. • Some knowledge of the Building or Road Transport industry would be preferred. • Ability to work unsupervised and with a desire to contribute to the success of the business. • The role is based in our Leongatha office. The role has some flexibility and may be altered based on the skills of the successful applicant. If you have the desire to work with a third generation, award winning, family business, then we would love to hear from you. Please send your resumé to: The Manager Ryans Buildpro, PO Box 128, Leongatha Vic 3953

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

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

Bass Coast Children's Centre Inc invites applications for the following position:

Qualified Educator - (Certificate III) Full Time 38 hours per week

This position will commence on 3rd June 2013 A Certificate III in Community Services (Child Care) qualification is mandatory. As part of our commitment to maintaining a child safe environment, applicants must provide a current WWC (Working with Children) check. Appropriate First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Emergency Asthma Qualifications are required. Applicants must possess the desire to provide an exceptional level of quality education and care in a safe and nurturing environment. Detailed position descriptions are available on request. All enquiries (between 10am and 4pm) to: Ms Dina McMaster – Co-ordinator Bass Coast Children's Centre Inc 244 White Road WONTHAGGI VIC 3995 Ph: (03) 5672 5151 Fax: (03) 5672 1332 Applications close 5pm Friday 24th May 2013

for sale

for rent HOUSE for rent, 3 bedroom, Venus Bay, $240 pw. Phone Michael 0418523987 . WONTHAGGI modern central shop, $295 pw, central office $195 pw. Ph: 0408-981819.

for sale



167 Graham Street Wonthaggi

5672 3127

for sale 420 ACRES, two titles, approx 200 and 220 acres. Buffalo - flat to gently undulating, two creeks, three bores, natural bush. Thirty square brick house, stockyards, disused dairy, ample shedding. 5663-6243. CARAVAN Jayco Heritage, 17’6” tandem pop top. Shower / toilet, a/c, full oven, TV, antenna, awning / walls, as new $32,500. 0407-343574. FIREWOOD local hardwood mixture, split, dry, pick up or delivered. Bulk loads available, $90 per metre. Ph: 0437176187. FIREWOOD - good local peppermint gum, $60 for a spud box, cut and split. 0417-385035 Stony Creek area. FIREWOOD, redgum & local wood, Ph 0408-980711, A/H 5662-5175.


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

MOORE (Cantwell) Leanne and Tony are thrilled to announce the arrival of Olive’s baby brother, Archie William, born May 13. Both well.

HENS for sale, $10 each. 0458-641234.

LAMBS 6 month old females, suit breeding or meat. Great grass eaters, drenched and vaccinated. From $50 each. 0428356376.

TURNER (O’Keefe) Delighted to be grandparents Diane and Wayne Turner wish to congratulate Robert and Kathleen for their beautiful granddaughter, Eloise Maree Turner, born May 17, 2013.

LOUNGE SUITE solid cane, 2 armchairs, 2 seater couch and coffee table. Excellent condition, requires new covers. 56686256. OLD PORT POULTRY FARM delivering 20-weekold laying hens to your area, Saturday June 1, $19 each. Ph: BH 0438-832535, AH 5183-2515. SCENIC Galaxy Series 3, 18’6”, 2004, a/c, Q/bed, m/ wave, stove, oven, grill, 12v battery, roll-out awning, full annex, solar wired. Stored undercover, VGC, $23,500. Phone Bill 0408-345204. 2 SHEEP ewes in lamb, $50 each. 0418-939112, 5662-4112. SLEEPERS, treated pine, 200x50x2.4 $12.10 each, 200x75x2.4 $16.75 each. Free delivery for pack lots. Phone Joe 0417-530662. TANDEM TRAILER 8x5, with stock crate. 0428764985. TIMBER Kiln dried blackwood, silver wattle, cypress, celery top pine, most sizes for furniture and craft, also slabs and structural pine. Ph: 56812261. WASHING MACHINE LG front loader, 7.5kg, excellent condition. 56686256.

used vehicles Affordable cars at drive away prices

ROOSTERS (3), 2 black, 1 white, $10 each; 3 hens laying soon, $15 each. Hen with 3 chickens, bantam, $45 the lot. 0413-452686.

lost BLUE BUDGIE in Leongatha. Please call Brooke 0401-179497.


BOATS WANTED CASH PAID Phone 0417 592 169 5674 1502

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

work wanted DOMESTIC CLEANER Phone 0407-812249.

marriage celebrant PAM HERRALD 5662 2553 0438 097 181

Jenny Milkins All areas - 5672 3123

CAM ABOOD Leongatha 5662 4191

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.

for lease SHED SPACE for lease, Leongatha Ind. Estate, 130sqm available with 4.3m rollerdoor. Access door with additional lock-up yard. Call 0407-854953 for more details.


HAY: small squares, excellent quality, shedded, suitable for horses, new season, $12 each, 100 remain until sold, conditions apply. 5664-1320.

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 FORD LASER GXL sedan, 1996 model, colour red, 280,000kms. Reg. NUP226. Price $2,600 with 12 months reg. Last full service Dec 2012 by Rapid Tune. Car in good condition. Well looked after! Contact Charlie Pisani 0408-899892. MITSUBISHI LANCER 2008, silver, auto, one owner, 110,000km, factory mags and spoiler, VGC, RWC, Reg. XBH700, $11,200 ONO. Ph: 56642405, 0488-161677.

in memoriam BURGE - Robert (Bob). 23.5.2007 Lovingly remembered each day. Marge and family.

bereavement thanks BURGE - Harry. We would like to thank you all for the cards, flowers, phone calls and words of sympathy following the recent passing of Dad. Please accept this as our personal thanks. Lawrie, Steve, Lyn and families. DEARRICOTT - Dorothy. Dorothy’s family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for all the expressions of sympathy and support we have received in so many different ways at the passing of our loved Mum and Nan. The various acts of kindness and care, (especially the hugs) really have uplifted our hearts and eased our burden during this time of our loss. We also appreciate the wonderful care Dorothy received from the doctors and staff at both the Foster Medical Centre and the Foster Hospital. To Paul and Margaret Beck, Lisa and Ray our sincere thanks also for the help, dignity and respect you delivered prior to and after Dorothy’s passing.


CALDER Leslie Raymond. On May 18 at Newcastle, NSW. Aged 88. Loved brother of Ronald (dec) and Lois Scott, and uncle to their families. A career in aviation world wide closes. Well done Ray. HARVEY - Ada. On May 18 at the Leongatha Hospital, aged 94. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Kay and Jim. Loving and much loved Nan to Joanna, Malcolm, Peter, David, Deborah, Atholl and Shane. WAINE - Neville George. Passed away at Leongatha Hospital on May 13, 2013 aged 72 years. Late of Mirboo North. Loved father and father-inlaw of Di and Rod, Denise, Jennifer, Karen, Sue and Evan. Much loved Pop of Tom and Lachie; Angela, Jodie, Graham, Owen and Katrina; Stephanie, Paige, Samantha and Issy; Kathy, Brian, Jessica and John; and Georgia. Much loved and respected.


HARVEY - The funeral of Mrs Ada Harvey will be held in the chapel of William Matthew Funerals, 45 Cavehill Road, Lilydale on Thursday, May 23 at 2pm. A Memorial Service will be held at “The Grange” Community Centre, 17 MacDonald Street, Leongatha on Friday, May 24 at 2pm.

WAINE - The Funeral Service for the late Mr Neville George Waine will be held at the Mirboo North Football Club Rooms on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 commencing at 1.30pm. Private family interment.

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Nick Kingswell comes home

NEWHAVEN College students’ jaws dropped last Friday when the stage curtains opened to reveal Nick Kingswell as their surprise Foundation Day assembly performer.

Nick, a member of Ricky Martin’s team on the current series of The Voice, completed his secondary schooling at Newhaven College in 2004 and was thrilled to be invited back to perform for the college’s 33rd birthday. “It feels like coming home,” he said. “It’s just great to see so many familiar faces.” The singing star humbly thanked students, staff and college families for all the votes, support and kind messages he had received during his The Voice sting. His father Richard Kingswell teaches at Newhaven and was a proud front row fan for Nick’s performance. Students could not believe it when Nick invited them to take photos and film an exclusive performance of his new, yet to be released song Real Love. Staff and students clapped along as Nick’s winning smile and beautiful voice filled the auditorium and they showed their appreciation with a standing ovation. Nick’s message to students was: ‘Whatever is it you want to do, you have to make it happen, and back yourself 100 per cent’.

The icing on the cake was when Nick stepped off stage into the crowd of cheering students for a group photo for his social media pages. Preceding the well-kept secret, Beth Nuske and Lauren Roberts delivered a moving piano and violin performance and the Junior School Choir, including students as young as six, filled the stage and sang beautifully. College principal Gea Lovell and life governors John Campbell and Reverend John Leaver shared stories of Newhaven’s humble beginnings in 1980 with ‘three teachers, 51 students, two portables and a muddy paddock for an oval’. They reflected on the greater leadership, travel, outdoor adventure and curriculum opportunities Newhaven offers today’s 736 students compared to the early days of the college. Mr Campbell’s closing message to students bore a striking similarity to Nick’s words. “When opportunity presents itself, you must grab it. Go forward in faith, quietness and confidence as the founders of this great college encouraged,” he said. The special assembly ended on a significant note with Year 12 student Cabinet members delighting Prep students by presenting them with helium filled balloons to recognize their bright futures at Newhaven College.

Out there:Newhaven College students were ecstatic when Nick Kingswell followed his performance of Real Love with a group photo.

Don’t miss guitarists Young step up ALEX Burns and Jen Hawley are two exceptionally talented and skilled guitarists/singers, the focus of the second show that is about to tour regional Victoria as part of the Cafe Culture Series 2013. “Imagine the crossroads where rural blues meets early jazz, the rhythmic dexterity resonating with elements of blues, jazz, gypsy swing, calypso and sega: the result is intelligent fun,” Alex said. “As for influences, the whole gang is here, from Son House, Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt to Fats Waller, everyone from New Orleans to Django and Oscar Aleman. “Throw in original compositions, a disarming talent for hu-

mour and rapport with their audience and the casual sharing of historical facts. We want to leave folks knowing more and wanting more.” For more than a decade, Alex and Jen have independently been steadily developing their reputations and credentials on the Melbourne music scene. Jen has performed with Parisienne Swing as part of the Cafe Concert Series 2002, whilst Alex Burns was enjoying a successful blues duo partnership with the finger picking wonder Nick Charles. Classically trained, Jen studied jazz with Bruce Clarke and shares Alex’s passion for early jazz and blues styles and repertoire. Alex and Jen will be accompanied by Kain Borlase on bass and Les Oldman on drums, offering the audience a full ensemble

experience. The Alex Burns and Jen Hawley band will be performing at The Artspit, Grandridge Brewery Restaurant, Mirboo North on Saturday, May 25 at 8pm. This show is proudly presented Mirboo North Arts and is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria. Just Shows To Go acknowledges the voluntary contribution made by the Mirboo North Arts Committee, without which this show would be neither available nor affordable in The Mirboo North district. Tickets are available now by phoning 5668 2701, or can be purchased at The Wrens Nest Bookstore, 90B Ridgway, Mirboo North, or on the night at the door.

Local clubs keep it clean SEVENTEEN local sporting club volunteers from all round South Gippsland completed a food

handling certificate at Meeniyan Golf Club recently. The four hour session covered vital information around food preparation

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

and hygiene with a focus on sports club settings. Gippsland Community College trainer Janelle Derbyshire was impressed with the participants, “The club representatives were so enthusiastic. Our clubs rely heavily on funds from canteens so being trained in this area is very important. It gives these volunteers reassurance they are doing the right thing,” she said. GippSport subsidised the course to ensure cost was minimal and clubs in the Healthy Sporting Environments (HSE) Program received further subsidies. Meeniyan Golf Club hosted the night and being a (HSE) club was able to have seven of its members trained. GippSport coordinator Gene Parini congratulated

the club. “Meeniyan Golf Club have really embraced the (HSE) program and in particular the Healthy Eating module, reviewing what food they sell and making improvements where possible. The fact it was able to have so many volunteers trained up is a great reward for its dedication to promoting healthy messages.” For any clubs wanting advice on food handling procedures for clubs they can contact GippSport on (03) 5135 8335, their local shire or visit There are only a few places left in the (HSE) program. Any clubs interested should contact GippSport on the number above.

THIS weekend, May 25-26, the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), supported by the South Gippsland Shire Council, is going to Change It Up. The young people aged 16 to 19 all have an interest in sparking change within their local communities. Over two full days of workshops and community events at Leongatha Memorial Hall, Change It Up will teach young people how to make the things that are important to them and others. Change It Up is a partnership between the Victorian Government and the Founda-

tion for Young Australians. Deputy Premier and Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan welcomed the announcement that 20 young people from the region will be among the first to take part in the program. “The Change It Up program is a wonderful opportunity for our young people to develop leadership skills and play an even greater role in helping shaping their communities,” he said. To apply, contact Alissa Phillips, Change It Up program manager at alissa.phillips@ or Sophie Dixon at council on 5662 9202.

Learning for employment YOORALLA First Base students have demonstrated their learning using iPads as part of the ELearning for participation and skills project. The course has been conducted at GippsTAFE and has been made possible by the National VET E-Learning strategy, through Australian and State funding. Ten students from Yooralla First Base have been involved with the semester

about to conclude. iPads are used to increase literacy and numeracy skills. An end of semester showcase will be held today, Tuesday, May 21 from 10am11am as a way of showcasing the work done so far. Teacher Lisa Kuhne said the program had been “fantastic” and would likely continue for a second semester under TAFE funding.

Left: iPAD learning: Emily Drysdale is supervised by GippsTAFE teacher Lisa Kuhne. Below: Work in progress: Emily Ardley and Dale Olierook show what they’re up to with their iPads.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - PAGE 45


Mud, sweat and tears TARWIN Valley Primary School students put their best foot forward last Friday when they competed in the annual school cross country. Mud flew and tears flowed as competitors hit breaking point in the tough event. But everyone made it across the line and there were high fives all around.

Muddy mess makers: Jessica and Chelsea.

Hair-raising experience: Elly was poetry in motion as she strode toward the line.

Tough competitor: Liam gave his all.

Best friends forever: the hard-running trio Elly, Bianca and Amy were enemies on the track, but best mates after the race.

Leongatha Table Tennis Matt triumphs: Commodore Ian Jones congratulates Alex Scott and Staff B Division equal winner Matt Keily

• South Gippsland Yacht Club

Yacht club wind up night SATURDAY night was the final wrap up for the South Gippsland Yacht Club at Inverloch with the presentation night and dinner at the club rooms.

The club in general had a very successful season under the leadership of commodore Ian Jones and vice commodore Allan Driver, with all the work being backed up by the committee. The club will resume racing in October for the start of next season’s racing on Andersons Inlet. All information can be seen on the website www. along

with photos of the past racing season. And the winners are; Knights of Leongatha Toyota Series Handicap Championship 1st Wayne Smith sailing a Windrush Radskol VYC Championship (VYC Yardstick) 1st Noel Owens sailing an Impulse Lucky Girl Commodore’s Cup Series Handicap Championship 1st Ian Jones sailing an Impulse Lemon Smoothie VYC Championship (VYC Yardstick) 1st Keith Cousins sailing an Impulse AFFI

Handicap winners: commodore Ian Jones congratulates Handicap club champion Wayne Smith with his crew and daughter Abbey Argus-Smith.

Keith salutes: commodore Ian Jones congratulates VYC club champion Keith Cousins.

John Parry Memorial Series Handicap Championship 1st Craig Stewart sailing a Mosquito Stinger VYC Championship (VYC Yardstick) 1st Matt Keily sailing an Impulse Vitamin C Serious Surf Stuff Summer Series Handicap Championship 1st Allan Driver sailing a Windrush Electric and Andrew Biram sailing a NS14 Bear All VYC Championship 1st Keith Cousins sailing an Impulse AFFI I Choose Awesome Tarwin River Marathon 1st Wayne Smith sailing a Windrush Raskol Debenham Easter Series Handicap Championship 1st Paula Horton sailing a Laser Grandma’s Folly VYC Championship 1st Wayne Smith sailing a Windrush Raskol Alex Scott & Staff Series A Division 1st Pete Keily sailing a Windrush B Division 1st Ian Jones sailing an Impulse Lemon Smoothie And Matt Keily sailing an Impulse Vitamin C Tim Wilson Yacht Design Series A Division 1st Rob McNair sailing a Windrush Westy and Wayne Smith sailing a Windrush Raskol B Division 1st Keith Cousins sailing an Impulse AFFI and Matt Keily sailing an Impulse Vitamin C Club champions VYC Yardstick: A Division 1st Wayne Smith. B Division 1st Keith Cousins. Overall club champions: Most Improved Handicap Champion: 1st Wayne Smith. Club Champion VYC: 1st Keith Cousins.

OOPS, they failed! The Bombers felt the strain of not having Mark Dowling available.

11,11,3,5,7 and Ian Rasmusssen 11,11,10,9,14 def Neil 4,6,12,11,12. A very close game.

For two weeks the Bombers have not been able to bring home the win. In a convincing manner M&M’s defeated Bombers 6/18 to 3/12 week one. Team H2S unmistakably defeated Bombers 9/28 to 2/10 week two. However, this was a short fall as the Bombers redeemed themselves last week. As the Bombers have done on all other occasions, they had a strong win against Team Almighty’s, 8/27 to 3/15. As this was playing out Neil Smith was having a fight of his own. Not content for an early night, Neil played two two games to five sets. He was not the winner in either game on this occasion but did provide for great entertainment. Scores Dean Snelling 4,9,11,11,11 def Neil

Top Spot Locked A Reserve has two teams whom have locked horn and fighting for supremacy. Team Mixtures (John McCarthy, Kathy Campbell, and Tom Evans) and Team JSG (Jan Jonas, Stuart Campbell, and Gary Roughead), are causing quite a tornado. Oh to be a fly on the wall in the Campbell house! As they continue to thrash about for top spot on the ladder, the remaining teams are just trying to hand on to hand on to their position on this rollercoaster ride.

Results A Grade @30/4/13 No Name 6/21 d Smash Shot 1/8, M&M’s 6/18 d Bombers 3/12, H2S 9/26 def Almighty’s 3/11 A Grade@ 7/5/13

No Name 6/21 d Almighty’s 5/20, M&M’s 6/21 d Smash Shot 5/16, H2S 9/28 def Bombers 2/10 A Grade @14/5/13 No Name 6/18 d M&M’s 5/21, Bombers 8/27 d Almighty’s 3/15, Smash Shot 6/19 def H2S 5/18 A Reserve@1/5/13 CBA 7/24 d Mortein 4/17, DJS 10/32 def ARG 1/9, Sheldon 10/31 d Dominators 1/8, MMBT 5/15 d RAJ 4/15, IJI 6/19 d MST 5/20, JSG d Mixtures 5/16 A Reserve @8/5/13 IJI 10/30 d ARG 1/3, Dominators 7/22 d CBA 4/18, Sheldon 8/30 d RAJ 1/10, MST 6/20 d MMBT 5/17, Mixtures 7/26 d DJS 4/15, JSG 10/30 d Mortein 1/3 A Reserve @15/5/13 MST 7/22 d Sheldon 4/19, Mixtures 7/24 d IJI 4/15, CBA 6/18 d JSG 5/20, Dominators 7/24 d RAJ 4/17, MMBT 9/27 d ARG 1/3, Mortein 8/27 d DJS


Ladder A Grade @17/5/2013 H2S ............................. 14-68-221 Bombers .................... 14-60-206 No Name .................... 14-60-204 Smash Shot ............... 10-52-177 M&M’s ......................... 6-51-189 Almighty’s .................... 2-33-141 A Reserve @ 17/5/2013 Mixtures .................... 14-58-185 JSG ............................ 14-58-185 IJI .............................. 14-55-178 Dominators ............... 12-50-166 MST ............................. 8-48-157 DJS ............................... 8-43-153 MMBT ......................... 8-42-143 Sheldon ........................ 6-48-173 Mortein ......................... 6-37-126 CBA .............................. 4-37-126 ARG ............................... 2-18-72

Aggregate leaders

A Grade top 6: Dirk H 24, Dean S 21, Michael C 20, Kevin D 19, Bryce H 17, Heitor H 17 A Reserve top 7: Ian J 24, Martin S 20, Stuart C 20,Michael W 19, Michael B 18, Danny Z 18


Tas Hughes on fire NEW player to Leongatha badminton, Tas Hughes produced her best match of the season to guide her team to a memorable victory. Tas played inspired badminton to win her doubles set with Frank Dekker convincingly, and then go on and defeat a much fancied opponent Roger Callister in her singles. A top effort all round. Young Ben Ryan continues to improve and the Franc team recorded a good win, only Parish Buckley delivered the goods for his team winning all his sets convincingly. Greg Marshman is trying to carry his team Shilling along, winning all his sets again, but to no avail as the overall depth of top team Rupee shone through. Ian Cole and Tracey Ryan again on fire. The Marc team recorded a thrilling five point victory over the unlucky Dollar side. Connor Krohn had a top night for his team, while Jose Shelton was very impressive in his singles win. For Dollar Jason Richards and Leonie Degnan both had

good results. The final contest witnessed Pound far too strong for Yen. Maurice Simpson, Brayden Krohn and Barb Jenkins all on fire. Steve Johnson tried valiantly for Yen winning a number of sets during the night. Our treasurer Glen O’Neill has strong concerns not all

subscriptions have been paid yet. He is out and about chasing down unpaid fees, so all players are urged to pay up in the next few weeks. A note of thanks to Glen for all the effort he has put in to get this year’s season off to a strong start. Well done Gleno. Results Pound 7/128 d Yen 2/78,

Franc 5/92 d Euro 3/74, Rupee 5/92 d Shilling 3/85, Marc 5/108 d Dollar 4/103..

Ladder Round 4 Rupee.......................................30 Marc ........................................24 Pound ......................................24 Shilling ....................................24 Dollar .......................................22 Euro ..........................................17 Franc ........................................16 Yen ...........................................14

Korumburra ladies’golf champions: from left, Norrie Little (Seniors Champion), Jean White ( D Grade Champion), Lee Clements (A Grade and Club Champion), Corrie George ( C Grade Champion) and Joan Peters ( B Grade Champion). Results were published in last week’s Star.

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• South Gippsland Secondary School Aths

Mirboo North does it again

THE South Gippsland Secondary School Athletics held on Friday, May 3 at Newborough were an outstanding success for Mirboo North Secondary College again this year.

That is three wins in a row and six out of the last 11 years. Leongatha virtually owned this cup up until 2002 having won it 20 years in a row from 1982! RESULTS John Trotman grand Aggregate Cup

Daniel Tree just in front

Mirboo North - 588, Leongatha- 531, Wonthaggi- 527, Korumburra- 448, South Gippsland- 431. SHIELDS Junior girls - Leongatha. Intermediate girls - Wonthaggi. Senior girls - Mirboo North. Junior boys Wonthaggi.

Intermediate boys Mirboo North. Senior boys - Mirboo North. Girls aggregate - Mirboo North. Boys aggregate Mirboo North. Girls handicap - South Gippsland. Boys Handicap - Mirboo North. Grand Handicap Mirboo North.

AGE GROUP CHAMPIONS U13 Boys: Lochlan Scott WSC and Brett Thorson LSC U13 Girls:Aliesha Wrigley LSC and Bridget Lowe WSC U14 Boys: Lachlan Clark WSC

U14 Girls: Lateasha Hansch MNSC U15 Boys: Wes Graeme MNSC U15 Girls: Lucy Mulqueeny WSC U16 Boys: Jeremy Brammar KSC and Cameron Noy MNSC U16 Girls: Tegan Lowe

WSC U17 Boys: Jacob Zwiersen KSC U17 Girls: Jacque Snooks KSC U20 Boys: Leki Asa Leausa WSC U20 Girls – Jezeloni Montgomery WSC and Indy Sanders MNSC

Cam Noy an amazing effort

Croquet clubs support Centenary House Wes Graeme flying over the hurdles

Monique Giardina great baton change

Leongatha Croquet Special effort: Warragul Croquet Club secretary Sue Elliott (centre) presents a cheque for $781.50 to Carmen Cook (left) and Kay Radford of the Gippsland Rotary Centenary House fundraising sub-committee.

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

At Port Phillip Heads

MAY Time

22 WED


24 FRI

25 SAT

26 SUN

27 MON

28 TUE

height (metres)

0116 0827 1332 2027

0.59 1.33 0.78 1.39

0214 0940 1440 2126

0.54 1.39 0.84 1.38

0317 1049 1556 2229

0.46 1.48 0.87 1.39

0424 1153 1710 2332

0.38 1.59 0.84 1.43

0527 1251 1813

0.29 1.69 0.79

0031 0625 1344 1907

1.48 0.23 1.76 0.72

0127 0720 1434 1959

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

WONTHAGGI, Korumburra and Leongatha Croquet Clubs recently took part in a special effort which raised $781.50 for Gippsland Rotary Centenary House in Traralgon. Organised by Warragul Croquet Club secretary Sue Elliott, 10 croquet clubs from across Gippsland took part in the fundraising effort. Clubs gave up their green fees for a day or made a donation. Ms Elliott said the total amount raised exceeded her expectations as many of the clubs who took part were small and had to work hard to keep their club going. Ms Elliott, who is also the Gippsland Rotary Centenary House fundraising sub-committee secretary, said the community-owned accommodation facility was built to house patients and families attending the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre at Latrobe Regional Hospital. It also helps families of in-patients who would otherwise have to travel unreasonable distances to be with loved ones. Participating croquet clubs were Warragul, Drouin, Korumburra, Leongatha, Wonthaggi, Phillip Island, Maffra, Sale, Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance.

THELMA Arnup and Mick Maxwell won the Association XYZ doubles conducted at Traralgon on Wednesday, May 15. Another victory to Thelma’s successful career! Our club held a very entertaining social day with attendances from Wonthaggi, Drouin, Warragul and Korumburra clubs at the end of April. All had a happy, fun day - a great social event. Leongatha has been successful in obtaining a grant of $1000 for uniforms, so like all other Gippsland clubs will now be able to proudly dress in our local colours. We plan to purchase warm jackets and polo shirts in navy and white. Our next major event is a “Fun & Frivolity Day” with an extra special afternoon tea (we have some excellent cooks) to raise funds for Cancer. This commences at 11 am on June 1 and everyone is welcome to attend - especially newcomers.

Traralgon participants: Sandra Birch, Betty Strong and Thelma Arnup.

South Gippsland sports initiatives on track Athletes in South Gippsland will have the chance to boost their skills and reach their sporting potential thanks to $176,000 in Victorian Coalition Government funding. Deputy Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan today announced the South Gippsland recipients of the 2013 Victalent and Country Action Grant Scheme. Mr Ryan said the South Gippsland recipients include: • Leongatha and District Cricket Association - $5,000 (Country Action Grant Scheme); • Poowong Recreation Reserve Committee of Management - $5,000(Country Action Grant Scheme); and • Meeniyan Golf Club - $3,000(Country Action Grant Scheme). • South Gippsland Bass Swimming Club - $1,000 (Victalent). “I congratulate these groups for their efforts in securing funding and I am sure it will be used to advance their chosen sport and to continue supporting the many athletes who take part each and every week,” Mr Ryan said.

“The clubs represent a variety of sporting endeavours which is reflective of the wide-range of sports on offer throughout the Gippsland region.” Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty said the funds would help Victorians to remove the costs associated with training and competition. “These grants help local sports organisations improve their administration and program delivery so they can provide even better participation opportunities for their communities,” Mr Delahunty said. Mr Ryan said through these programs, locals not only got more opportunities to come together and share their passion for sport but boost their health, improve their talent, skills and hopefully profit from the experience. “Supporting sports groups to operate more effectively is another way the Coalition is ensuring Victorians get the chance to play sport and be more active,” Mr Ryan said. “Each day thousands of Victorians go above and beyond to support their local sports. “A great example of this commitment is the distance covered by the many rural and regional teams, coaches, and athletes just to compete in their local competitions.”

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BOWLS | SPORT Korumburra Parlor Bowls ROUND 13, the penultimate round, saw the three top teams consolidate their positions at the expense of three lower teams, with The Burra gaining four points and one ladder position for the bye. The three games provided a mixture of bowling. VRI played fourth placed Kardella and bowled well for an easy win. VRI took the lead on the seventh end and proceeded to march to victory, doubling Kardella’s score. Kardella’s position in the finals would have been threatened had Kookaburras finished their game a little better. Kookaburras and Battlers see-sawed throughout their match with each taking the lead only to relinquish it a few ends later. With the teams even in scores at the start of the twenty-third end, the final two ends proved a case of which team would be up on the see-saw and which team down. Well done to Battlers, but a disappointing finale for Kookaburras. Pretenders and Sicilians played a humdinger of a game when Sicilians threw down the gauntlet from the start to challenge the ladder leaders with a 7-0 lead in five ends. Pretenders slowly pegged back the margin but each time they came close, Sicilians skipped ahead again. It was with six ends to go that Pretenders finally headed Sicilians but the final ends were tightly bowled with each point won proving vital. A break of three points was whittled to two, and on the last end, Sicilians looked to have bowled well enough to re-take the lead and the match until a well-executed bowl from Pretenders

snuffed out their chances. Final scores – Round 13 – Pretenders 21 d Sicilians 18, Battlers 21 d Kookaburras 18, VRI 31 d Kardella 16, The Burra – bye. And for those interested in the previous games when no reports were available – Round 12 results – Kookaburras 31 d The Burra 19, VRI 27 d Sicilians 12, Battlers 33 d Kardella 7, Pretenders – bye Round 11 results – Kardella 29 d Kookaburras 16, Pretenders 24 d Battlers 17, The Burra 25 d Sicilians 16, VRI – bye.

Meeniyan Our regular Monday winter triples began on May 6. Winners were locals Marj Pearson, Don Paterson and Glenda Williams. Runners up were Richard Alyn and Graeme and Mavis Cridge (Tarwin Lower). The days sponsor was S.E.J. May 13 winners were Gerry Van Duin (Yinnar) with Greg Lewis and Mike Arnold (Mirboo Nth). Runners up were Rob McKenzie and Joe Lavarda (Fish Creek) with local Max Brown. Locals Bob Wylie, Barb Scott and Irene Hill also won 3 games. The sponsor was Numix. Wednesday social bowls has continued with winners so far this month being Avril Van Wamel with Kevin Robinson and Dudley Harrison with Pat Pocklington. Lucky draws have gone to Glenis Densley and Kay Cook. Both the ladies and the general committee have held their AGM’s with no change in the executives. Avril Van Wamel led the ladies with Marj Pearson as secretary and Irene Hill as tournament secretary. Alan Hanks leads

the general committee with John Cocking secretary,Max Brown treasurer and Paul Holmes tournament secretary.

Upshot 2.

Mardan Indoor This week pennant matches were played by both teams at home, Mardan Purple v Buffalo Yellow and Mardan Gold v Korumburra Blue. Both games had their moments of excitement and disappointment for all teams as the night progressed, the Mardan Purple gained the upper hand over Buffalo whilst the game between Mardan Gold and Korumburra started a little in the visitors favour. Things started to take a turn the other way at the half way point with Mardan Gold hitting the front. With 2 ends to play Mardan Gold were 4 shots up and Korumburra had to pull out all the stops to get back in with a chance of a win. The last end saw all kinds of strife for Mardan Gold when the kitty was pushed to the very edge of the mat by Ann Plowman but unfortunately her bowl just couldn’t stay with it at this point Korumburra was holding close to 6 shots. The draw on the mat was just taking the bowls away and Andy Plowman was unlucky to put his two off followed by Arc Gammaldi the Korumburra skip and the first bowl of Tony Allen-Clay hit the wood along with them. It was down to the last bowl and a very wide draw saw the bowl just have enough pace to cut in and stay on giving Korumburra only 2 shots but securing a 1 shot win for Mardan Gold with Mardan Purple beating Buffalo by 16 shots

Winners Section One: Porterhouse, Joel Langstaff, Simon Thomas, and Glenn Bainbridge.

The weekly social bowls started with the singles finals which provided a very entertaining start to the night. Jeanette Grady and Bev Greenwood put up a great show and Cliff Smith and Vito Serafino also played a very entertaining game. The results were as follows Ladies’ Singles Champion for 2013 is Jeanette Grady and the Men’s Singles Champion for 2013 is Vito Serafino Social bowls consisted of six teams of 3 and provided the usual high level of competition with plenty of great bowls played. It was good to see Robert Matthies come along for his first game at the Hall in close to 2 years. He still has the touch and made a great contribution to his teams efforts. Hope we see you again Robert! Keeping this report brief as, we seem to have got chopped out of the Mirboo North Times last week. Sorry for those who look forward to reading the report, but it did appear in The Star. Here are the results: Runners up with 2 wins 12 ends were: Theresa Bateman, Sebastian Terranova and Ray Saunders (skip) Winners with 2 wins 15 ends were: Willy Zuidema, Andy Plowman and Tony Allen-Clay (skip) Until next week stay warm and dry.

Tony Allen-Clay

Dumbalk indoor THIRTEEN players were present at Dumbalk on April 13. Three teams of three and one team of four were formed to compete in two games of eight ends. Rob Mathies (skip), Dudley Harrison and Joy Dyson proved a formidable group,

scoring +12 in the first game and +16 in the second game. The club’s pennant team suffered a defeat, going down to Korumburra White by five ends. The final scores being Korumburra White 25, Dumbalk Green 20.

Buffalo indoor

AT social bowls on Wednesday, May 15 we welcomed Lee Armstrong back and selectors had 14 players to put into teams.

Two teams of four and two triples were selected and bowling began. A good contest on mat one with Charlie 6/3 over Rod, and Andrew just pipped by Bill 9/8 after trailing 0/8 at the halfway mark. Winners to mat three saw Charlie’s team continue their good form 8/7 over Bill’s team, and Ian, Andrew and Joe swapping positions for a 10/3 win over Rod. The third game of the night Charlie was again victorious over Joe 11/7 and Bill 10/6 winning over Rod, with some unusual bowling resulting in unexpected results. Winning their three games Charlie Tumino (s), Glenys Pilkington, Peter Heldens and Lee Armstrong (WWW) 13 ends donated to Peter Mac tin followed by Bill Wolswinkel (s), Carolyn Benson and Joyce Occhipinti (WLW) also 13 3nds. Next Andrew Hanks, Ian Benson and Joe Occhipinti (LWL) 11 ends followed by Rod McConchie (s), Toni Heldens, Graeme Tobias and Mary Tumino (LLL) nine ends. The annual Ladies v Gents challenge takes place on Friday, June 7 so keep this date free for another great tussle. See you next week at Buffalo, 7.30pm start.

B Grade: in action during their criterium race.

Leongatha cycling SATURDAY brought a cool and showery afternoon to the racing at Bena.

Winners Section Two: 4s2m - Sam Gervasi, Sean Fraser, Matt Rowe, Marg Barter, Shelley Walker, and Wendy Gervasi.

Leongatha night tennis premiers THE grand finals of Leongatha’s summer night tennis concluded recently with winners being, section one, Porterhouse, section two 4s2m, and section three, Racketeers.

Winners Section Three: Racketeers, from left, Jim Byrnes, Don Wilson, Pat Byrnes, Helen Drury, Rhonda Newton, and Nicole Dudman.

With the preceding wet week and racing at the Country Titles scheduled for Sunday at Harcourt there was only a small field present. The weather stayed fine for the race duration and the starters were split into an A and B field. The A Grade field stayed together swapping turns until around the three quarter way mark. At this point Ronald Purtle increased the pressure on the climbs, especially out of the 180 degree turn at the west end of the small criterium circuit. Thomas McFarlane tried to go with the move but quickly saw a gap open up and Ronald was able to solo to a fine victory. The end of race pressure saw the field strung out as individual riders. Thomas crossed for a clear second while Dave McFarlane road away from Neil White for third place. In the B Grade race there was a mixed field of masters and juniors. The field stayed together with several of the juniors sitting on the back and assessing how the racing with the masters would pan out. At the bell lap the field was still together so all were in with a chance. From the west end of the circuit it is a sharp uphill run before a little breather and then a further uphill run to the line. At the line it was a clear win to the young legs of Will Lumby. He was followed over the line by the oldest competitor, Kerry Pritchard for a good result. Then it was the Matt Minogue coming in for third just ahead of Austin Timmins, Steve Wilson and Dave Bennett. Next Saturday, racing starts at the Woolamai race track for the circuit back through the hills above Glen Forbes and Dalyston. This day should suit the hill climbers. Tuesday night there is a club meeting at the McFarlane residence.

Winners group: from left, winner of B grade Will Lumby and A grade Ronald Purtle.

Bridge results Meeniyan – Monday evening 1st. Pat West. Barbara Axten. 2nd. June Metcalf. Colin Cameron. 3rd. Faye Rowlands. Frank Arndt. Tarwin Lower – Tuesday Afternoon. 1st. Jack Kuiper. Jean Barbour. 2nd. John Sullivan. Alan Johnston. 3rd. Frank Arndt. Clive Hope.

Inverloch – Friday afternoon. North/South: 1st. Sally Hoskins. Heather Calder. 2nd. Jack Kuiper. Jean Barbour & Anne & Bruce Gibson. 4th. Althea Drew. John Sullivan. East/West: 1st. Anne Williams. John Farr. 2nd. Faye Rowlands. Pat West

& Margot Moylan. Kaye Douglas. 4th. Maria & Leif Michelsson.

Korumburra volleyball Results Round 12

A Grade: Pirates d Bugs (3:0) 25:15, 25:18, 25:12. Giants d Warriors (3:0) 25:16, 25:21, 25:15. Champions d Golliwogs (2:1) 25:19, 20:25, 19:9. B Grade: Misfits d Shark Bait (2:1) 25:21, 22:25, 24:20. M.G. Holy Cows d Chargers (2:1) 25:23, 25:17, 21:22. Panthers d HELP (2:0) 27:25, 25:23, 2:8.

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Leongatha Knights senior men

Korumburra City v Phillip Island

TEAM: Forday Camara (player-coach), Darren Finnie (playerassistant 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: After a slow start to the season, the Leongatha Knights senior men’s side was looking to make it two wins on the hop when it played host to visitors and Korumburra Cup-winners Mirboo North at Mary MacKillop on Sunday. Fielding a virtually fully fit squad that included imposing goal-keeper Dale Morris for the first time this season, the Knights had every right to feel optimistic squaring up to a Mirboo side struggling to recapture its pre-season form. The opening exchanges were somewhat scrappy, with neither team creating any real meaningful chances. However, with about twenty minutes gone, a fine Leongatha pass inside from the right wing finally gave striker Billy Garcia a chance to open the scoring. His shot was blocked, but the rebound only fell as far as Tim Barker at the top of the box who put his foot through it to give the home side a 1-0 lead. That goal lifted the Knights significantly and when Cameron Murray, looking dangerous all afternoon, produced clever turn on the left with and a cross to match, it was no surprise to see Barker power into the box and smash home the header to send Leongatha into the break 2-0 up. Half time score: Leongatha 2 - Mirboo North 0. Second half: Despite holding the momentum at the break, Leongatha found themselves on the back foot in the second half as Mirboo North came out determined to make an impact. The Knights backline, expertly marshalled by Darren Finnie and Darcy O’Connor, soon found themselves repelling attack after attack as the visitors overran the Knights’ midfield to take up camp in the home side’s final third. When a scrambled effort in the box wasn’t sufficiently cleared, Mirboo pressure finally paid off and the Knights’ keeper was only able to watch in vain as a coolly lobbed ball found the back of the net. With just a goal now in it and Mirboo North growing in confidence, Leongatha finally awoke from its half-time lethargy. Sharper in the pass and in the tackle, they began to find some late second-half attacking joy of their own. When the ball found Tim Barker outside the box and unmarked, the Kiwi man-of-the-match made no mistake, unleashing a 20-yeard screamer high into the net to seal his hat trick and a 3-1 win for the steadily-improving Leongatha Knights. Final scores: Leongatha 3 - Mirboo North 1. Leongatha man of the match: Tim Barker.

Up there: Ryan Kirkus flies high against Mirboo North on Sunday at Leongatha.


Leongatha Knights Under 16s LEONGATHA’S under 16’s stared the first half with the wind in their faces but shared an even amount of play during the first 10 minutes, however it wasn’t long before Mirboo North pushed deep into the Knights defensive third. This forced a corner resulting in a goal to Mirboo North from a fabulous volley. From the restart the Knights pushed forward out wide to stretch North’s defence, creating several scoring opportunities of their own. North took control in their own half and split the Knights defence, running on to score their second. Leongatha found some form building from the back moving the ball from left to right finding winger Ethan Bath who beat several North defenders to score Leongatha’s first of the day. Mirboo North pushed hard late in the first half to score their 3rd giving then a two goal buffer at half time 3-1 2nd half – The Knights were stunned early when North scored a fourth from a header but this only spurred the Knights to re-group, take control of the game and play some of best football to date, scoring 2 goals. One was from a penalty kick awarded to and taken by Elijah Tracanelli and a second to Ryan Kirkus. North pushed hard at the Knights but were held out with some tight defending by James Kelly, Dylan Van Puyenbroek and Oakley Edrisinha . The Knights were unlucky not to equalize late with their attacking drives but were happy with their second half performance, final score 4-3 to Mirboo North .

Senior Men: Korumburra men’s side travelled to Phillip Island and were coming off a very big loss the previous week. The Burra’s midfield fired up and was working hard but it was the Island that scored first and then a lapse in concentration in defence by the Burra saw Phillip Island score again. Korumburra fought out the first half and got on the scoreboard from a brilliant corner. At half time it was 2-1 up in favour of the Breakers. Phillip Island came out after half time full of fight and scored its third goal, Korumburra’s young side fought it out right to the end and scored shortly before the final whistle. Phillip Island won 3-2 in a fairly even contest. Women: On an overcast but mainly dry day both Phillip Island and Korumburra were fairly evenly matched sides. The defences from both sides were playing well; midfielders and forwards were finding the going fairly tough and at half time break it was nil all. In the second half Phillip Island was kicking to the highway end of the pitch and was starting to apply more pressure to the Korumburra back half. The Burra girls did their best to shut down the Island but Phillip Island scored two goals well into the second half to take the game 2-0 Reserves: Phillip Island came out in the reserves match applying plenty of pressure around the ground and was on the scoreboard fairly soon, the Island scored again and by midway through the first half it looked as though it would run over the top of the ‘Burra. A corner and good header from Dylan Jones, followed by the first of four goals from Daniel Longden bought Korumburra back into the match 2-2 at half time. After half time both sides continued to attack and went goal for goal until city managed to get a two goal break and looked to have the game under control. The Breakers had other ideas and scored again, Korumburra hanging on to win a high scoring entertaining game 6-5

Under 16s: No match report received. Under13: In the Under 13s Korumburra came up against a very strong Phillip Island side , the Island piled on the goals but the Korumburra side to its credit did its best with Zoë Allen and Harry McNeill, both scoring a goal each. Good players for Korumburra were Harry McNeil , Zane Allen and Josh Nagle. Phillip Island to good winning 15-2


Knight’s Under 13s PARENTS and supporters from both teams showed up in force despite threatening weather conditions to cheer on an enthusiastic group of players. The evenly matched teams came out strongly in the first half, attacking the ball in both offence and defence. A strong and disciplined Leongatha defence held its ground and keeper Duncan was rarely challenged. On the other hand, Mirboo North’s keeper was under constant pressure as Leongatha’s well practised passing game came into full effect and resulted in two first half goals. While the weather couldn’t decide what it wanted to do, Leongatha started the second half determined to extend the lead it took into the half-time break. Two quick goals by midfielder Riley started an avalanche of scores by the Knights. A Mirboo North handball in the box resulted in a penalty converted by usual keeper Duncan. With the scores at 5-0, Leongatha coaches had the luxury of resting some of their more experienced players and trialing some of their newcomers in the offensive line. With seven individual goalkickers, Leongatha walked away with a 6-0 win, cementing a solid start to the season with four wins and only one loss so far. Leongatha player of the day was Malik Phillips for consistent improvement this season.


Thumping win to Mirboo North Mid Gippsland League SENIORS

by Rover A RELENTLESS Mirboo North celebrated champion full-back, Drew Gardener’s 250th senior

appearance for the club, with a 167-point annihilation of Thorpdale at Thorpdale Recreation Reserve on Saturday.


Mirboo North ........ 227.43 Trafalgar ............... 150.67 Newborough ......... 182.49 Boolarra ................ 135.05 Yinnar ................... 113.46 Hill End .................... 89.24 Morwell East ............ 74.17 Thorpdale ................ 59.00 Yarragon .................. 54.97 Yall-Yall North .......... 51.53

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Newborough ......... 250.66 Yinnar ................... 412.16 Trafalgar ............... 150.27 Mirboo North ........ 150.14 Boolarra ................ 127.72 Hill End .................. 121.43 Thorpdale ................ 61.35 Morwell East ............ 62.28 Yarragon .................. 37.81 Yall-Yall North .......... 25.87

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Thorpdale ............. 201.23 Yarragon ............... 546.54 Newborough ......... 209.29 Yinnar ................... 193.25 Trafalgar ................. 93.52 Boolarra ................... 69.30 Mirboo North.......... 171.24 Yall-Yall North .......... 60.60 Morwell East ............ 30.50 Hill End .................... 22.45

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Yinnar ................. 2275.00 Yarragon ............... 471.54 Newborough ......... 203.45 Mirboo North ........ 156.87 Yall-Yall North....... 115.61 Thorpdale ................ 61.45 Hill End .................... 15.79 Morwell East ............ 26.67 Trafalgar ................... 13.17

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SENIORS Mirboo North 29.12.186 d Thorpdale 1.13.19

THIRDS Thorpdale 8.9.57 d Mirboo North 5.4.34

Mirboo North goals: T. Traill 10, A. Bence 4, J. Taylor 2, M. Wightman 2, B. Waters 2, D. Taylor 2, D. Gardener 2, D. Pinneri 2, K. Nash 1, J. Brooks 1, D. Banks 1. Mirboo North best: B. Waters, T. Traill, J. Taylor, A. Bence, K. Nash, D. Taylor. Thorpdale goals: D. Atkinson 1. Thorpdale best: B. Hotchkin, C. Celima, B. Willis, B. Carboni, T. Lappin, J. Atkinson.

Thorpdale goals: H. Lawson-Pepper 2, S. Pickering 2, C. Imer 1, B. Graham-Wyntjes 1, D. Bentley 1, T. Pickering 1. Thorpdale best: C. Haider, L. Jenkinson, D. Bentley, B. Young, B. Street, S. Pickering. Mirboo North goals: D. O’Keefe 1, H. Turnbull 1, J. Best 1, M. Clark 1, L. Smit 1. Mirboo North best: J. Redmond, S. Pratt, L. Smit, D. O’Keefe, B. Bradshaw, G. Mihai.

RESERVES Mirboo North 14.8.92 d Thorpdale 5.5.35 Mirboo North goals: B. Van Heurck 4, L. Palmer 3, P. Aveling 2, J. Grande 2, W. Hardisty 1, J. O’Keefe 1, S. Lawson 1. Mirboo North best: L. Gervasi, L. Palmer, J. Alexander, J. Grande, J. O’Keefe, M. Taylor. Thorpdale goals: A. Watson 2, C. Gibson-Williamson 1, L. Durkin 1, D. Donoghue 1. Thorpdale best: R. Pickering, S. Jones, C. Gibson-Williamson, J. Crofts, D. Van Zuylen, B. Hammond.

SENIORS Boolarra 12.14.86 d Hill End 6.8.44 Boolarra goals: D. Metcalf 2, K. Towt 2, T. Perczyk 2, D. Wilson 1, J. Giardina 1, M. Buglisi 1, J. Elson 1, R. Kelly 1, J. Dyer 1. Boolarra best: T. Salerno, J. Giardina, M. O’Sullivan, J. Cargill, S. Mazou, C. Riseley. Hill End goals: R. Horton 2, J. Martin 1, J. Somers 1, R. Lee 1, D. Briggs 1. Hill End best: A. Mitchell, J. Pedemont, K. Ayton, M. Parker, R. Fiddelaers, J. Martin.

RESERVES Hill End 12.12.84 d Boolarra 4.12.36 Hill End goals: J. Ivanic 3, B. Richards 3, T. Coad 2, D. Horton 1, A. Cochrane 1, N. Boonstra 1, D. Kelly 1.

FOURTHS Mirboo North 5.11.41 d Thorpdale 1.2.8 Mirboo North goals: J. Richards 2, T. McAllister 1, P. Hinkley 1, J. Porter 1. Mirboo North best: J. Moro, Z. Porter, P. Hinkley, J. Porter, J. Best, J. Buxton. Thorpdale goals: K. O’Connell 1. Thorpdale best: D. Moran, K. O’Connell, M. Powell, H. Ferguson, R. Devine, C. Linn.

Hill End best: A. Cochrane, D. Abbott, S. Griffin, B. Hams, N. Boonstra, D. Gannan. Boolarra goals: C. Sykes 1, A. Fievez 1, A. Burgess 1, J. Vuillermin 1. Boolarra best: D. O’Neill, K. Foley, H. Kite, R. Beamish, S. Cooper, S. Richards.

THIRDS Boolarra 21.20.146 d Hill End 2.7.19 Boolarra goals: A. Salerno 5, J. Dudek 4, P. Thomas 3, J. Anderson 3, J. Abbey 2, O. Gilpin 1, D. Brick 1, A. Sauppe 1, A. Peter 1. Boolarra best: A. Salerno, P. Thomas, J. Battersby, J. Anderson, C. Noy, J. Dudek. Hill End goals: B. Noy 1, D. Gregg 1. Hill End best: I. Ketchen, J. Cassar, D. Gregg, R. Minichiello, J. Coombs.

The dual premiership defender led the mighty Tigers onto the field and was carried off it on the shoulders of his teammates, after their resounding 22nd consecutive victory over the Dales. Gardener capped off his memorable day by moving forward and booting two goals in the final quarter. Later, at a packed social evening at Tigerland headquarters, Gardener received a standing ovation when he was presented with life membership of MNFNC. In what was a lop-sided contest from go to whoa, champion full-forward, Tim Traill, recorded his first double-digit haul for the season, with 10 magnificent goals. Classy utility, Anthony Bence, who was returning from injury, was another Tiger in terrific touch around the goal-square, with four excellent majors.

OTHER MATCHES SENIORS Yinnar 14.10.94 d YallournYall North 11.6.72 Trafalgar 17.9.111 d Yarragon 7.9.51 Newborough 23.17.155 d Morwell East 2.4.16 RESERVES Yinnar 15.14.104 d Yallourn-Yall North 2.3.15 Trafalgar 20.13.133 d Yarragon 1.2.8 Newborough 17.12.114 d Morwell East 8.3.51 THIRDS Yinnar 18.18.126 d Yallourn-Yall North 4.5.29 Yarragon 12.16.88 d Trafalgar 3.1.19 Newborough 21.27.153 d Morwell East 3.2.20 FOURTHS Yinnar 7.15.57 d YallournYall North 0.1.1 Yarragon 16.10.106 d Trafalgar 0.0.0 Newborough 10.7.67 d Morwell East 1.5.11

After a promising start to 2013, where it won its first two matches against Yarragon and Morwell East, Thorpdale has been hit hard by injuries to key players and has lost its last five encounters by a total of 413 points. Dylan Atkinson was Thorpdale’s lone goal scorer when a 35-metre snap under pressure from a clever pick-up, went sailing through the big white sticks during the opening term. Thorpdale’s new state-ofthe-art electronic scoreboard was working overtime as Mirboo North persistently rammed home goals from all angles, all afternoon. One of those came in the second term from Dom Pinneri , who slotted a centimetreperfect running shot from the boundary line that brought up Mirboo North’s ninth major. Thorpdale was well-served by Ben Hotchkin, Corey Celima, Ben Willis and Ben Carbone, but it had too many sheepdogs hanging around the packs, rather than entering them full bore. Ferocious tackling that increased Thorpdale’ risk exposure was a hallmark of Mirboo North’s passion, work ethic and commitment to winning the hard ball. Mirboo North prevailed in most contests by teaming together magnificently with clean marking, accurate foot passing and overlapping handball that productively moved the Sherrin forward. The Tigers barely had a weak link in their supply chain, with backing-up a feature of their play, as they restricted their mistakes to a bare minimum in defence, through the midfield and inside their attacking 50. Brian Waters, Josh Taylor, Kallum Nash and Daniel Tay-

lor were all given too much free passage by their Thorpdale opponents, as they ran into space and effortlessly progressed through the lines. Thorpdale’s innacurate goal-shooting meant an inability to create scoreboard pressure on the Tigers and led to everything everywhere going pear-shaped. Consistent misuse of the Sherrin by hand and foot all over the ground brought about unsolvable and diabolical consequences for Thorpdale. With too few kicks reaching their intended destinations and killer turnovers taking prominence, the fumbling, stumbling Dales were left dead in the water. Mirboo North maintained its aerobic capacity, agility and ground level finesse to finish strongly in the final term by adding 7.8 and keeping Thorpdale scoreless. Mirboo North’s next fixture is against Yallourn Yallourn North at Tigerland on Saturday, June 1.

went, the better the mighty Tigers played as their momentum lifted to extraordinary levels. Mirboo North’s integrated, systematized, logistical mobility, plus its optional transitional capability in the corridor and around the flanks, had the Dales floundering and gasping for air. “The have a game plan our boys can’t seem to decipher,” remarked one Thorpdale fan to another. Luke Gervasi, Luke Palmer and Jed Alexander all performed wonderfully well for Mirboo North, which recorderd its fourth win for the season and maintains fourth position on the ladder.

Thirds Thorpdale 8.9.57 d Mirboo North 5.4.34. Thorpdale set up its comfortable 23-point win with a solid four-goal opening half, where it restricted Mirboo North to one behind.



Mirboo North 5.11.41 d Thorpdale 1.2.8. Mirboo North was too skilled and strong for Thorpdale, which had to wait until the final quarter to kick a goal, courtesy of Kayne O’Connell.

Mirboo North 14.8.92 d Thorpdale 5.5.35. Thorpdale offered restricted resistance after quarter-time, as Mirboo North progressed towards a decisive 57-point victory. Although Thorpdale had sturdy performers in Ray Pickering, Colin Gibson-Williamson and Sam Jones, the Tigers took control of the game by booting 4.5 to 1.2 in the second term. One of those goals came from James Grande, who grandly hooked a sensational right foot shot home from the boundary line. The further the match

15 & Under: MN 23 d Thorpdale. MN Best: J. Heath, T. Wilkins. 17 & Under: MN 45 d Thorpdale 24. MN best: T. Irwin, G. O’Loughlin. D Grade: MN 20 d Thorpdale 19. MN best: H. Anderson, K. Koene. C Grade: MN 29 drew with Thorpdale 29. MN best: I. Sanders, M. Joustra. B Grade: MN 49 d Thorpdale 29. MN best: A. Hilliar and team. A Grade: MN 67 d Thorpdale 56. MN best: D. Hilliar, M. Geisler.

Seniors Mirboo North 29.12.186 d Thorpdale 1.13.19.


“THE STAR”, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - PAGE 49


Alberton netball Results - Round 8

May 18 A Grade: Fish Creek 82 d Kilcunda-Bass 9, MDU 45 d DWWWW 24, Korumburra-Bena 82 d Toora 11, Foster 62 d Tarwin 23, Dalyston 79 d Yarram 30, Stony Creek 42 d Inverloch-Kongwak 35. B Grade: Dalyston 79 d Yarram 33, DWWWW 43 d MDU 40, Foster 73 d Tarwin 29, Stony Creek 50 d Inverloch-Kongwak 20, Fish Creek 84 d Kilcunda-Bass 16, Korumburra-Bena 65 d Toora 6. C Grade: Dalyston 41 d Yarram 16, MDU 32 d DWWWW 18, Foster 34 d Tarwin 30, Stony Creek 38 d Inverloch-Kongwak 32, Kilcunda-Bass and Fish Creek - not played, KorumburraBena 39 d Toora 20. 17 & Under: Dalyston 49 d Yarram 13, DWWWW 32 d MDU 23, Foster 35 d Tarwin 25, Inverloch-Kongwak 50 drew Stony Creek

LDNA umpires May 25

11am: Emily Chadwick, Chelsea Hofman, Madie Wright, Tino Nyamunduni, Jessica Foreman, Kaili Pritchett, Sophie Clarke, Millie Hannon, Anna Patterson, Erin Baudinette, Angelique Dunlevie, Julie Grant, Phil Smith, Anita Gourlay. 12 noon: Maddison Wight, Di Brew, Mellissa Beardsworth, Kayla Beardsworth, Nikki Stockdale, Narelly Hanily, Amy Smith, Janice Sing, Gemma Pruin, Janice Hill, Elly Egan, Nadine Smith, Brittany Tennyennuis, Brittany Price. 1pm: Karen Clarke, Lauren Baudinette, Danielle Jones, Janice Sing, Angelique Dunlevie, Janice Hill, Julie Grant, Anna Patterson, Phil Smith, Emalie Gordon. 2.15pm: Lori McKenzie, Robyn Kenny, Sue Ritchie, Tracey Miles, Jamie Gourlay, Barb Challis, Anita Gourlay, Emma Smith. Any queries phone Julie Grant 0407 076 425.

50, Fish Creek 50 d Kilcunda-Bass 11, KorumburraBena 37 d Toora 10. 15 & Under: Yarram 34 d Dalyston 16, MDU 38 d DWWWW 8, Foster 21 d Tarwin 0, InverlochKongwak 45 d Stony Creek 9, Fish Creek 26 d KilcundaBass 21, Korumburra-Bena 38 d Toora 7. 13 & Under: Korumburra-Bena d Toora 11, Dalyston 43 d Yarram 8, MDU 26 d DWWWW 6, Foster 43 d Tarwin 4, InverlochKongwak 55 d Stony Creek 4, Fish Creek 43 d KilcundaBass 5.

Ladders A Grade Kor-Bena .......................349.62 Dalyston ......................... 311.31 Foster .............................188.89 Fish Creek .....................225.76 Stony Creek...................189.37 Yarram.............................71.12 Phillip Island ..................145.00 Inv-Kongwak ...................85.96 MDU.................................66.04 Tarwin ...............................60.57 Toora .................................46.40

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LDNA netball Saturday, May 18 11/Under: Mt Eccles White 22 d Town Black 1, Mt Eccles Purple 14 d St Laurence Maroon 13, Mt Eccles Pink 9 d Town Tangerine 2, St Laurence Gold 18 d Mt Eccles Aqua 3, Mirboo North Purple 22 d Meeniyan & District 2, Mirboo North White 8 d Mirboo North Gold 3. 13/Under: Mirboo North Gold 25 d Mt Eccles Aqua 7, Mirboo North Purple 19 d Mt Eccles Purple 11, Town Black 26 d Town Tangerine 6, St Laurence 14 d Meeniyan & District 10. 15/Under: St Laurence Blue 25 d St Laurence Gold 15, Town Black 22 d Town Tangerine 11, Mt Eccles Navy 25 d Mt Eccles White 17. C Grade: Meeniyan & District Blue 38 d Mirboo North Purple 26, Mirboo North Gold 42 d St Laurence 17, Meeniyan & District Yellow 33 d Town Tangerine 19. B Grade: Town Green 30 d Mt Eccles Navy 29, Town Black 64 d Mt Eccles White

DWWWW........................23.75 Kil-Bass ............................18.12 B Grade Dalyston .........................220.94 Foster .............................218.06 Kor-Bena .......................192.94 Phillip Island.................150.84 DWWWW..................... 131.11 Tarwin............................ 118.15 Fish Creek ......................122.14 Stony Creek ......................86.96 MDU.................................81.51 Yarram ..............................57.60 Inv-Kongwak ...................43.85 Kil-Bass ............................42.03 Toora .................................40.60 C Grade Kor-Bena .......................259.79 Stony Creek...................153.30 Dalyston ......................... 135.11 Fish Creek .....................129.19 Inv-Kongwak ................102.85 Phillip Island................. 116.56 Toora ...............................114.69 Tarwin .............................110.58 Foster ................................88.89 Yarram ..............................87.80 MDU.................................68.71 Kil-Bass ............................60.00 DWWWW........................45.57 17 & Under Dalyston .........................213.10 Foster .............................166.43 Stony Creek...................191.93 Inv-Kongwak ................ 112.73 Kor-Bena .......................159.86

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Fish Creek .....................158.17 Tarwin .............................101.75 Yarram ..............................75.74 DWWWW........................88.89 Phillip Island ....................86.83 MDU.................................49.77 Toora .................................36.00 Kil-Bass ............................22.64 15 & Under Phillip Island.................205.00 Fish Creek ..................... 211.11 Yarram...........................202.27 Kor-Bena .......................176.47 Dalyston .........................135.71 Inv-Kongwak ................178.83 Foster ..............................150.98 Kil-Bass ..........................138.89 MDU............................... 110.77 Stony Creek ......................35.71 Toora .................................31.46 DWWWW........................14.53 Tarwin ...............................10.51 13 & Under Dalyston .........................391.94 Foster .............................340.68 Inv-Kongwak ................247.13 MDU ..............................223.44 Kor-Bena .......................190.00 Phillip Island.................268.18 Yarram ..............................67.92 Fish Creek ......................162.37 Kil-Bass ............................50.24 DWWWW........................32.70 Tarwin ...............................25.96 Toora .................................27.33 Stony Creek ......................19.18

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Teams for Alberton Interleague match

A Grade: Town 48 d St Laurence 32, Mt Eccles Navy 45 d Mt Eccles White 42.

Ladders 13/U Mirboo North Gold........606.67 St Laurence .....................208.70 Mirboo Nth Purple ........183.33 Town Black .....................272.22 Meeniyan & Dist................97.92 Mt Eccles Aqua ..................72.41 Mt Eccles Purple ................56.34 Mt Eccles Pink ...................22.39 Town Tangerine..................40.00 15/U Town Black .....................206.06 Mirboo North .................163.83 St Laurence Blue ............ 115.69 Mt Eccles Navy ...............103.85 Town Tangerine..................80.00 St Laurence Gold ...............60.64 Mt Eccles White.................75.49 C Grade Meen & Dist Blue...........223.81 Mirboo Nth Gold ...........175.00 Meen & Dist Yellow .......162.07 Mirboo Nth Purple ........108.33 St Laurence.........................66.67 Town Black ........................43.15 Town Tangerine..................50.35 B Grade Town Black .....................247.13 Town Green.....................104.20 Mt Eccles White ...............66.50 Mt Eccles Navy .................61.15 A Grade Town.................................171.43 St Laurence .....................130.88 Mt Eccles Navy .................70.31 Mt Eccles White ...............66.02

Everywhere girl: Dalyston centre Jessica McRae looks for a passing shot against Yarram during the clubs’ A Grade encounter at Dalyston.

v Ellinback at Inverloch this Saturday, May 25 8 8 8 6 4 2 2 2 0 8 8 6 4 4 2 0

• Ella Angarane, Dalyston

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OPEN INTERLEAGUE TEAM 2.15pm start PLAYER POSITIONS Tess Angarane - Dalyston, Kara Wogan-Browne - Fish Creek, Hayley Pupetti - Dalyston, Ella Angarane - Dalyston, Jess McRae - Dalyston, Jarney Thomas - Dalyston, Therese Dalmau - Foster, Kim Hillberg - KorumburraBena Coach: Cath Chester

17&UNDER TEAM 12noon start Britt Thomas - Dalyston, Hannah Flanders - Fish Creek, Kelsey Angwin - Foster, Shannon Danckert - Fish Creek, Tyler Ralph - M.D.U, Britt Roffey - Foster, Olivia Cope - Stony Creek, Jaquie Snooks - Korumburra-Bena, Kelsey Buxton - Inverloch-Kongwak, Holly Monaghan - Stony Creek Coach: Jesse Boyd

• Tess Angarane, Dalyston

• Hayley Pupetti, Dalyston

• Kara Logan-Browne, Fish Creek

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Gippsland netball Results - Round 6

A Grade: Morwell 60 d Drouin 54, Sale 71 d Bairnsdale 28, Traralgon 39 d Maffra 31, Leongatha 61 d Warragul 26, Wonthaggi 67 d Moe 43. B Grade: Morwell 43 d Drouin 23, Sale 40 d Bairnsdale 39, Traralgon 55 d Maffra 26, Leongatha 54 d Warragul 25, Moe 53 d Wonthaggi 46. C Grade: Morwell 37 d Drouin 19, Bairnsdale 39 d Sale 33, Traralgon 45 d Maffra 28, Leongatha 36 d Warragul 12, Wonthaggi 45 d Moe 17. 17 & Under: Drouin 36 d Morwell 22, Sale 49 d Bairnsdale 23, Traralgon 39 d Maffra 26, Leongatha 53 d Warragul 30, Wonthaggi 46 d Moe 34. 15 & Under: Drouin 40 d Morwell 10, Sale 44 d Bairnsdale 17, Traralgon 40 d Maffra 24, Leongatha 38 d Warragul 25, Wonthaggi 40 d Moe 20.

13 & Under: Drouin 51 d Morwell 14, Sale 25 d Bairnsdale 18, Traralgon 31 d Maffra 30, Leongatha 15 d Warragul 11, Wonthaggi 35 d Moe 12.

Ladders A Grade Sale .................................188.29 Morwell .........................131.01 Leongatha...................... 110.82 Drouin ............................ 119.38 Traralgon.........................94.51 Wonthaggi ......................107.46 Maffra ...............................90.25 Bairnsdale .........................86.49 Moe ...................................75.00 Warragul ...........................44.09 B Grade Morwell .........................230.67 Leongatha......................208.06 Traralgon.......................184.53 Drouin ..............................99.54 Sale ...................................84.08 Maffra ...............................85.34 Moe ...................................78.84 Wonthaggi ........................67.64 Bairnsdale .........................53.95 Warragul ...........................49.85 C Grade Morwell .........................180.42 Bairnsdale ..................... 115.93 Traralgon.......................164.42 Wonthaggi .....................156.77 Drouin ............................143.14 Leongatha .......................112.42

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Sale ...................................83.50 Maffra ...............................79.34 Moe ...................................44.00 Warragul ...........................29.67 17 & Under Traralgon.......................191.54 Sale .................................176.35 Maffra ............................169.13 Wonthaggi .....................143.86 Bairnsdale .....................107.27 Drouin...............................90.91 Moe ...................................88.46 Leongatha .........................85.84 Morwell ............................40.91 Warragul ...........................38.27 15 & Under Sale .................................240.17 Traralgon.......................204.84 Maffra ............................144.27 Wonthaggi .....................164.54 Drouin ............................130.61 Bairnsdale .........................86.25 Moe ...................................59.19 Leongatha .........................55.86 Warragul ...........................53.45 Morwell ............................27.01 13 & Under Sale .................................303.17 Traralgon.......................219.15 Maffra ............................208.74 Wonthaggi .....................196.77 Drouin ............................157.14 Bairnsdale .......................132.69 Leongatha .........................41.51 Moe ...................................30.15 Warragul ...........................29.83 Morwell ............................22.71

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• Jess McRae, Dalyston

• Jarney Thomas, Dalyston

• Kim Hillberg, Kor/Bena

• Therese Dalmau, Foster

Leongatha “Parrots” Netball Write Up Round 6 V Warragul 18/5/13 A Grade: Leongatha 61 def Warragul 26 Awards: Claire Fitzgerald (LC Excessorise) and Kate McCarthy (Evans) Auction: Meg Rosser Attackers made strong leads and great passes into the ring resulting in accurate shots from the shooters. The defence end was tight, thus a great game by all. Four consistent quarters allowed for a fantastic win! B Grade: Leongatha 54 def Warragul 25 Awards: Rachel O’Loughlin (Voyage Fitness) and Nicola Marriott (SportsFirst) Auction: Nicola Mar-

riott Difficult conditions with all four seasons presenting, making it hard to adjust. New recruit Zoe adapted well in goals giving the girls a solid win. Few things to work on but an overall consistent game. C Grade: Leongatha 36 def Warragul 12 Awards: Bek Vagg (Henriettas) and Sammi Peterson (Nagels) Auction: Ruth Crawford Great team effort! The ball movement was wonderful down the court. Passes need more atten-

tion and improvement. The girls are working together as a team resulting in a great win! Under 17s: Leongatha 53 def Warragul 30 Awards: Jess Clark (Bakers Delight) and Lisa Clark (Voyage Fitness) The team started off slowly but then worked together to create opportunities for their goalers. Jess and Sarah were strong in the ring. A great team effort resulting in a win. Well done girls! Under 15s: Leongatha 38 def Warragul 25 Awards: Lisa Clark (Serafino’s) and Koby Denni-

son (LC Excessorise) Strong firm hands were needed to control the slippery ball. The girls lead well from the start and maintained a handy lead till the end. Well done on your first win for the season. Under 13s: Leongatha 15 def Warragul 11 Awards: Brooke Materia (Evans) and Taylah Brown (SportsFirst) What a great win today. We started very well this week. The ball movement was good although out passes let us down at times. We worked really hard right to the end of the game. Well done girls!

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Parrots plucked by Gulls THE Parrots fell to Warragul on the weekend, after a disastrous third quarter effort.





Warragul .....5 1 0 163.31 Sale ...........4 1 0 243.05 Wonthaggi ...4 2 0 158.00 Morwell ......3 2 0 214.71 Traralgon .....3 2 0 168.35 Leongatha ......2 3 0 99.51 Drouin ............2 3 0 43.69 Maffra ............1 4 0 61.80 Moe................0 6 0 18.12 GOALKICKERS

It was a frustrating loss for the Parrots faithful, and one that could easily have been won. Football pundits were predicting a


Sale ...........6 0 0 221.86 24 Morwell ......6 0 0 199.71 24 Wonthaggi ...4 2 0 151.43 16 Maffra.........4 2 0 127.54 16 Traralgon .....3 3 0 152.64 12 Leongatha ......2 4 0 84.66 8 Warragul ........2 4 0 76.90 8 Bairnsdale ......2 4 0 73.66 8 Drouin ............1 5 0 61.48 4 Moe................0 6 0 36.24 0 GOALKICKERS D. Sheen (Maffra) ............... (3) 33 M. Davis (Sale) ................... (5) 26 M. Sellings (Bairnsdale) ...... (0) 22 C. Maskell (Leongatha) ....... (3) 22 J. Hall (Traralgon) ............... (3) 20 D. MacDonald (Morwell) ..... (4) 19 D. Bedggood (Maffra) ......... (4) 16 K. Fraser (Sale) ................... (2) 14 M. Johnston (Morwell) ....... (3) 14 D. Hutchison (Morwell) ....... (0) 13 D. Lynn (Bairnsdale) ........... (1) 13


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B. Monahan (Warragul)....... (3) 23 R. Tack (Wonthaggi) ........... (0) 17 T. Webster (Warragul) ......... (2) 11 T. Phillips (Morwell) ............ (0) 10 S. Ferguson (Sale) .............. (0) 9 J. Freeman (Sale) ................ (0) 9 B. McDonald (Morwell) ....... (5) 8 C. Pollard (Traralgon) .......... (4) 7 A. Dugan (Traralgon)........... (2) 7 J. Barton (Sale) ................... (0) 7 M. Davies (Leongatha) ........ (0) 7

narrow Parrots win, but Leongatha was far from convincing. Dropped marks and other clangers were a feature of the first term. In the second quarter Warragul fought back, edging in front by nine points. But by the third quarter

Super quick: David Veale handballs on the run for the Parrots.

SENIORS Warragul 14.7.91 d Leongatha 10.11.71

UNDER 18s Leongatha 13.6.84 d Warragul 2.7.19

Warragul goals: M. Collison 3, C. Shiels 3, R. Buttner 3, T. Higgins 1, M. Johnson 1, B. Hamilton 1, M. Nobelius 1, M. Gray 1. Warragul best: M. Collison, C. Rowe, M. Gray, B. Drew, C. Shiels. Leongatha goals: C. Verboon 3, C. Maskell 3, M. Truscio 1, P. McGrath 1, D. Westaway 1, J. Kilsby 1. Leongatha best: M. Truscio, S. Westaway, D. Westaway.

Leongatha goals: A. Taranto 5, M. Borschman 3, B. Mead-Ameri 2, A. Trotto 1, C. Trickey 1, L. Wright 1. Leongatha best: B. Vanrooy, A. Taranto, J. Burge, C. Trickey, D. Betts, J. Harry. Warragul goals: T. Kelly 1, L. Lane 1. Warragul best: A. Maric, M. Weadley, T. Axford, J. Lane, L. Lane.

RESERVES Warragul 6.4.40 d Leongatha 4.6.30

UNDER 16s Warragul 7.10.52 d Leongatha 3.8.26

Warragul goals: B. Monahan 3, T. Webster 2, J. Proctor 1. Warragul best: J. Deen, S. Kelly, N. Kaljouw, B. Sinnett, A. Rhodes, B. Nott. Leongatha goals: M. O’Loughlin 1, J. Hickey 1, L. Castagna 1, W. McCaughan 1. Leongatha best: S. Vagg, J. Renden, N. Phelan, J. O’Loughlin, D. Burge.

Warragul goals: J. Orlicki 2, H. McKay 2, B. Hefford 1, S. Neville 1, J. Callaway 1. Warragul best: N. Mulqueen, J. Orlicki, D. Rottler, J. Hughes, R. Ford, D. Proctor. Leongatha goals: L. Wright 2, J. Ginnane 1. Leongatha best: K. Cooper, M. Trotto, J. Nagel, L. Wright, K. Patterson, B. Moscript.

On the run: Warragul’s Mark Johnson is in quick pursuit of Leongatha’s Jake Mackie.

Alberton FNL plays Ellinbank at 12noon this Saturday, May 25 at Inverloch Corey Casey: Inverlochkongwak, Joe Ray-angarane: Dalyston, Ryan Olden: MDU, Tom Wyatt: Korumburra-Bena, Tom Stone: Stony Creek, Eli Richards: Phillip Island, Josh Hopkins: Korumburra-Bena, Jay Breen: Korumburra-Bena, Jack Flanders: Fish Creek, Jake Buckland: Fish Creek,





Sean and Dylan. Chris Verboon continues to be a good contributor in the front of goal and kicked three. Rhett Kelly was also solid, with a tough commitment to the contest. The Parrots fought back in the last quarter, but it was too little too late. The team has a bye next week, and will then face Morwell in Morwell – another tough assignment. It would be easy to criticise the Parrots, but the team has suffered terribly with injury. Geitz’s hammy is but the latest, bringing the total of senior players who have been felled to nine. The well documented loss of Dwayne Holt, Tom Marriott (stress fractures) and long term back injury to hulking forward Matt Willcocks has hurt. On the flipside, Pat Contin is expected to be back for Morwell. Ditto Geitz and hopefully coach Will Thursfield.

2013 Alberton FNL Under 18 Interleague Team

UNDER 18 Traralgon .....6 0 0 457.05 24 Drouin ........5 1 0 185.83 20 Wonthaggi ...5 1 0 177.49 20 Bairnsdale ...4 2 0 218.72 16 Sale ...........4 2 0 152.19 16 Maffra ............3 3 0 98.57 12 Morwell ..........1 5 0 67.83 4 Leongatha ......1 5 0 61.86 4 Warragul ........1 5 0 46.19 4 Moe................0 6 0 11.13 0 GOALKICKERS C. Nickels (Traralgon).......... (1) 24 B. Darby-Lock (Morwell) ..... (0) 18 J. Zahra (Wonthaggi) .......... (5) 17 J. Vucenovic (Traralgon) ..... (1) 14 A. Ferreira-Neto (Won) ........ (4) 12 E. Johnson (Sale) ................ (2) 11 J. Gown (Drouin) ................ (3) 11 B. Trinder (Bairnsdale) ........ (0) 10 W. Patterson (Bairnsdale) ... (0) 10 J. McIntosh (Sale)............... (1) 10

the rot had set in and the Parrots were put to the sword. A hamstring injury to Ben Geitz added salt to the wound. Cade Maskell, though he kicked three, also looked decidedly proppy in the second half. Zac Vernon excelled, as did the Westaways –

Squad training: the Alberton under 18’s at a recent training session.

Sam Wilson: MDU, Brock Dorling: Korumburra-Bena, Ben Chalmers: Tarwin, Matt Schreck: Dalyston, Corey Smith: Kilcunda-Bass, Trent Hamilton: Foster, Eli Taylor: Stony Creek , Jacob Dakin: Kilcunda-Bass, Jake Mcmillan: M.d.u., Luke Thwaites: Tarwin, Thomas Hamilton: Dalyston, Max Francis Phillip Island, Kyle Holmes: Toora, Coach: Scott Andersen, Assistant Coach: Jake Joyce, Team Manager: Michael Andersen

2013 Alberton FNL Seniors Interleague This Saturday, May 25 at 2.15pm at Inverloch, Alberton FNL plays Ellinbank and district FL.

The squad is as follows: Ashley Snooks: Korumburra-bena, Tremaine Tohiariki: MDU, Adam Sadler: Inverloch-Kongwak, Dean Wylie: Dalyston, Callan Park: Fish Creek, Scott Braithwaite: Korum-

burra-Bena, Shem Hawking: Foster, Aaron Ireland: Fish Creek, Jacob Byrnes: Stony Creek, Ryan Fitzgerald: Kilcunda-Bass, Griffin Underwood: Yarram, Cal Mcconnon: Phillip Island, Kael Bergles:

Kilcunda-Bass, Brent Lynch: Yarram, Dylan Clark: InverlochKongwak, Dylan Zuidema: Stony Creek, Declan Kelly: Dalyston, Chris Bruns: Yarram, Michael Cooke: Korumburra-Bena, Ben

Law: Kilcunda-Bass, Darren Granger: Foster, Mitch Price: Phillip Island, Cal Van Dyke: Foster, Coach: Brett Beaumont, Assistant Coach: Chris Day, Team Manager: Bruce Clark.



Traralgon .....6 0 0 337.07 Sale ...........5 1 0 417.09 Moe ...........4 2 0 205.69 Warragul .....4 2 0 167.57 Maffra.........4 2 0 120.69 Bairnsdale ......3 3 0 110.97 Leongatha ......2 4 0 61.35 Drouin ............1 5 0 46.00 Morwell ..........1 5 0 31.41 Wonthaggi......0 6 0 12.47 GOALKICKERS


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B. Scott (Sale) ................... (12) 44 J. Orlicki (Warragul) ............ (2) 18 K. Stamers (Traralgon) ........ (2) 17 L. Di Ciero (Traralgon)......... (0) 15 K. Renooy (Maffra) ............. (2) 14 T. Morrow (Moe) ................. (1) 12 J. Green (Bairnsdale) .......... (2) 12 J. Jans (Sale) ...................... (1) 11 A. McKenzie (Maffra) .......... (3) 11 L. Robinson (Bairnsdale) .... (0) 10 K. Hynes (Bairnsdale) ......... (1) 10

OTHER MATCHES SENIORS Maffra 15.18.108 d Traralgon 13.13.91 Morwell 23.13.151 d Drouin 8.6.54 Sale 28.16.184 d Bairnsdale 5.3.33 RESERVES Traralgon 19.5.119 d Maffra 5.5.35 Morwell 17.9.111 d Drouin 3.8.26

Dylan Zuidema, Stony Creek.

UNDER 18 Traralgon 11.11.77 d Maffra 3.3.21 Drouin 15.4.94 d Morwell 5.13.43 Sale 7.8.50 d Bairnsdale 7.5.47 UNDER 16 Traralgon 19.14.128 d Maffra 6.1.37 Drouin 10.15.75 d Morwell 6.5.41 Sale 19.24.138 d Bairnsdale 3.2.20

Shem Hawking, Foster.

Callan Creek.


Jacob Byrnes, Stony Creek.

Ben Law, Bass.


Adam Sadler, Inverloch Kongwak.

Mitch Price, Island.


Darren Granger, Foster. .

Callan Foster.



Scott Braithwaite, Korumburra Bena


Dylan Clark, Inverloch Kongwak

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - PAGE 51


Dalyston show their might SECOND placed Yarram travelled to Dalyston on Saturday to take on fifth placed Magpies.

Jarryd Swift was out with work commitments along with D.Borgia. Bernie McLeod came in for his debut for Yarram and Tom Holt retuned as well. Yarram kicked with the

breeze in the opening term and quickly got it forward for big Luke Jenkins to mark and goal. Then Dalyston got a run on with ex-Carlton player Brad Fisher a big target up forward. He got 2 for the term, while McKenna, Krasha, and Donohue got goals as well. Ross was doing a tagging job on Underwood while Bruns, Moore,

Dave Coulthard and Brent Lynch were trying hard for Yarram. Just prior to quarter time Kiefer Sutherland, who had started well on Fisher, left the field for the day with a nasty eye injury. In the second term Yarram was doing better with 2 goals to Brent Lynch and one to Chapman. Moore, Coulthard and Anderson

were battling well in defence but that man Fisher managed two of Dalyston’s six for the term. Parry, Clavarino and Nathan Lynch were busy for Yarram but the bigger Dalyston bodies were significant in the contested situations. Dalyston had a good lead going into the long break. Coach Griffin Underwood was adamant that Yarram could win the game. Dalyston continued its good form in the third quarter with another four goals as they opened up a match winning lead. B. Lynch was the D’s only goal scorer for the term. The Demons back half were continually under siege but never gave in. Young Tom Holt in-

spired his side by getting straight up and back into play after being met solidly and flattened. The final term saw Dalyston add four more goals while Yarram’s loan goal was by Parry. All in all Dalyston was too good by 81 points. Fisher, Wylie, Brosnan and Ross (who had the job on Underwood) were great for Dalyston while Moore, D.Coulthard, Bruns, Clavarino, Anderson and N. Lynch were best for Yarram. It is back to the drawing board for the Demons who have plenty to work on after this loss to a very good Dalyston side. A well deserved break for now for the Interleague before another road trip to Stony Creek on June 1.

Loose Sherrin: Magpie Matthew Howell challenges Yarram’s Ryan Coulthard for the ball.

Dalyston 19.11.125 d Yarram 6.8.44 Dalyston Goals: B. Fisher 6, D. Wylie 3, M. Kraska 3, P. McKenna 2, P. Brosnan 2, D. Brown 1, A. Donohue 1, J. Ross 1. Yarram Goals: B. Lynch 3, L. Jenkins 1, B. Chapman 1, J. Parry 1 Dalyston Best: B. Fisher, R. Jennings, C. Samargis, P. Brosnan, S. Sibly, C. Tait. Yarram Best: J. Moore, D. Coulthard, C. Bruns, D. Clavarino, J. Anderson, N. Lynch

So close: Dalyston’s Paul Brosnan takes on Yarram’s Corbin Sutherland in a dash for the ball at Yarram’s end.

Too fast: Dalyston’s A. Wallis gets a handball away, as Yarram’s Brent Lynch charges in.

Roos hop over Tigers

Clubrooms for hire

TARWIN triumphed over Foster on the weekend, with a 15 point victory.

Sharing knowledge: Matthew Hams from Retire and Wealth discussed insurance with Meeniyan Dumbalk United footballers and netballers at the clubrooms recently. Matt (right) is with club president Adrian Coulter, proudly displaying the newly acquired data screen and projector donated by the Gardiner Foundation and Hartley Wells and Betta Electricial. The new projection system will enable the club’s function centre to be hired for more events, such as meetings, weddings, end of year functions, fundraising events and birthday parties. For enquiries ring Adrian on 0427 641 326.

Club praise KORUMBURRA Motorcycle Club has a won a coveted gong. The club was named the most-improved motorcycle track in Gippsland by Race Solutions at the 2013 Shell Advance Gippsland Motocross Championships in April. The prestigious award was presented to club president Graeme Bird. Both he and track manager Brendan Hemming were overwhelmed with the news. Criteria for the award included safe access to the track, well-protected marshalling points and first-class medical rooms.

Goal sneak: Under 14 Parrot’s opportunist Tom Brew sneaks out the back to snaffle a goal. Unfortunately, the boys came off second best in their clash with Moe’s unbeaten Youth Club team. Photo courtesy of Pete Marshman.

RESERVES Dalyston 33.11.209 d Yarram 1.0.6 Leading Goalkicker: D. Pruysers 11 (D). Dalyston Best: A. Gennaccaro, J. Alexander, D. Pruysers, L. Borne, R. Birnie, K. Maloney

Yarram Best: W. Jenkins, P. Morgan, L. Rodaughan, D. Hay, A. Caygill. THIRDS Dalyston 17.14.116 d Yarram 1.6.12 Leading Goalkicker: T. Hamilton 5 (D). Dalyston Best: H. Wright, Z. MacDermid, N. Bainbridge, J. Sheerin, M. McCoy, J. Legione Yarram Best: not submitted FOURTHS Dalyston 10.13.73 d Yarram 1.4.10 Leading Goalkicker: F. Brosnan 3 (D) Dalyston Best: S. Speed, M. Marotta, C. Kilgour, H. Hilberto, K. Wilson, E. Milkins Yarram Best: J. Liversidge, L. Farley, W. McDonald, T. Jeffs, J. Treller, L. Treller.

For club stalwarts it was an inspired win, especially as the Roos had been demoralised the week before by a rampaging Yarram. Tarwin certainly looked up against it going into the game, with five third players elevated on to the senior list. Hit by injuries and the loss of players who have taken off overseas, the Roos seemed to have a tough assignment against the Tigers at home. Poor conditions added to the difficulties they were facing. But with Chris Lamers leading from the Tarwin 10.9.69 d Foster 7.12.54 Tarwin Goals: J. Cann 3, T. Cameron 2, N. Browne 2, T. Williamson 1, L. Thwaites 1, D. Leggo 1. Foster Goals: J. Stevenson 2, D. Granger 1, B. Mugridge 1, L. Jones 1, L. Galle 1, C. VanDyke 1. Tarwin Best: C. Lamers, L. Thwaites, J. Bloom, B. Chalmers, T. Cameron, T. Williamson. Foster Best: S. Hawking, D. Hateley, J. Stevenson, L. Galle, J. Williams, M. Eales. RESERVES Tarwin 4.15.39 d Foster 3.6.24 Leading Goalkickers: D. de Bont 2 (T), W. Davy 2 (F). Tarwin Best: D. de Bont, R. Williams, V. Van Dillen, D. Leggo, J. Dowling, A. Newey. Foster Best: B. Weston, N. Clarke,

middle, with a dominant rucking performance, and a credible forward line – including Cann, who slotted three – Tarwin came out in front. The Roos led for most of the day, but only by small margins. It was a see-sawing affair, and Foster’s playing coach Shem Hawkings was brilliant as always. While Lamers pretty much did as he liked, he was well backed by Hateley, Stevenson, Galle, Williams and Eales. The Tigers had the first goal after half time, but the Roos responded with a barrage of four. It was the difference, and helped break the game open. R. Bohn, S. Dobson, W. Davy, L. Cripps. THIRDS Foster 19.9.123 d Tarwin 3.0.18 Leading Goalkicker: T. Hamilton 6 (F). Foster Best: J. Coffey, F. Griggs, B. Hutchison, H. Griggs, M. Prowd, M. Jones. Tarwin Best: C. Brown, K. Robinson, J. Bell, J. Simpson, J. Smith, N. Lomax. FOURTHS Foster 9.11.65 d Tarwin 5.8.38 Leading Goalkicker: E. Smith 4 (F). Foster Best: E. Smith, J. Cripps, B. Green, W. Chester, L. Wake, L. Hateley. Tarwin Best: J. Van der Kolk, B. Ellen, K. McGavin, T. Van der Kolk, J. Hill, J. Gourlay.

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Close encounter at Stony INVERLOCH Kongwak Football Club had a two point win in the closest of hard fought wins against Stony Creek. Stony Creek, attacking hard in the last 30 seconds

Inverloch-Kongwak 8.10.58 d Stony Creek 8.8.56 Inverloch-Kongwak Goals: D. Clark 3, M. Miller 1, A. Sadler 1, C. Maher 1, D. Lawton 1, A. Cross 1. Stony Creek Goals: L. McMillan 5, R. Harmes 2, J. Byrnes 1. Inverloch-Kongwak Best: B. Hender, M. Billows, C. Terlich, A. Sadler, A. Cross, A. Powell. Stony Creek Best: J. Hughes, R. Eddy, J. Byrnes, S. Marriott, J. Schelling, E. Taylor. RESERVES Stony Creek 10.2.62 d Inverloch-Kongwak 7.10.52 Leading Goalkicker: J. Sheerin 3 (I).

of the quarter, shaved the post with a shot for goal. A resultant goal, with Stony falling short of a win by three points, would have guaranteed victory. It was typical of a dirty day and really Stony could have sealed the deal early, with some

Stony Creek Best: B. Byrnes, B. Rawson, M. Dyer, T. Sinclair, J. Byrnes, J. Accardi. Inverloch-Kongwak Best: J. Sheerin, L. Johnson, J. Brosnan, A. Dowie, T. Whelan. THIRDS No results submitted. FOURTHS Inverloch-Kongwak 23.16.154 d Stony Creek 1.0.6 Leading Goalkicker: X. Hughes 7 (I). Inverloch-Kongwak Best: L. Paxton, X. Hughes, O. Hutton, Z. PetrieStarr, O. Toussaint, T. Taylor. Stony Creek Best: M. Darmanin, H. Funnell, R. Harrington, K. Newton, H. Collins.

gettable chances. Lucas McMillan, Stony’s target up forward was in sparkling form, kicking five in a low scoring affair. But in the first term his score ledger was marred by those points. But there is some upside to what was a heart-wrenching loss, with former St Kilda star Robert Eddy playing well despite an extremely hard tag. The Stony boys are also due to get some quality players back for their next clash against Yarram. Former Leongatha in and under specialist Jack Hughes was one of Stony’s best, along with Byrnes, Marriott, Schelling, Taylor. Super I-K goal kicker Dylan Clark, who kicked three, was a handful all day.

Crash: Stony Creek’s Andrew Verboon and Rob Eddy smash into IK’s Chris Turlick and Kit Rothier in a desperate attempt to mark. Photo courtesy Gerard

MDU celebrate first win THE game between the Allies and MDU was one to see who gets off the league ladder bottom rung.

Desperate: I-K’s Tom Cannon makes sure Stony Creek’s Lucas McMillan wasn’t about to take this grab. Also pictured is Kit Rothier. Photo courtesy Gerard







UNDER 18s -12pm | SENIORS - 2.15pm


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ATTENTION past, present footballers, netballers & supporters The MDU Football Netball Club invites you to celebrate the Club’s


June 7, 8, 9, (Queens Birthday Long Weekend)

Saturday Night June 8

The Allies side had made several changes with Vince Pecora, Sam Tyson and Shannon Thomas coming in for their first game. The match was one of two separate halves and the Allies kicked the first goal through Blake Reed in the first minute of the match but the visitors kicked the next twelve. Aiden Harris became their target and the play on game saw many chances that resulted in goals. Harris, Ricardo and Peters were the recipients of smart running by the midfield . At the first change MDU led 5-1 to 1-0 and in the second term 7 goals to nil opened up a huge lead. For the Allies Matt Poland did a great job around the centre bounces and Lew Ferguson and Ben Vardy were solid in defence. Unfortunately their forward advances got to about chf and were turned back. Harris with a couple

game progressed the home side appeared to be finishing the stronger and a count of the goals kicked in the second half saw the Allies kick 8 goals to 7. Late goals to Lewis Ferguson and Ben Vardy helped the Allies cause however MDU still won comfortably on the board. The new players performed well in the first up effort and it was encouraging to see top efforts in the reserves by Gerald Riley and Tom Hunter who should be pressing for senior selection.

M.D.U. 19.5.119 DWWWW 9.7.61

eane, T. Hunter, S. Buckley, J. Le Blanc, D. McKean

M.D.U. Goals: A. Harris 5, T. Tohiariki 3, T. McDermott 3, C. Johnston 2, P. Jones 1, T. Trotman 1, T. Wightman 1, C. Ricardo 1, S. Peters 1, T. Harris 1 DWWWW Goals: B. Vardy 3, J. Poland 2, B. Reed 1, M. Poland 1, L. Ferguson 1, D. Vardy 1 M.D.U. Best: M. Harris, C. Hutcheson, J. Kennedy, A. Harris, C. Johnston, T. McDermott DWWWW Best: J. Poland, B. Vardy, L. Ferguson, M. Poland, S. Kilgower, J. Pintus

THIRDS M.D.U. 24.22.166 DWWWW 0.2.2

RESERVES M.D.U. 13.11.89 DWWWW 3.1.19 Leading Goalkickers: N. Eddy 3, J. Krohn 3 (M) M.D.U. Best: B. Arnup, J. Krohn, S. Walker, D. Gibson, H. Sinclair, N. Eddy DWWWW Best: G. Riley, M. McK-

Leading Goalkicker: J. McMillan 8 (M) M.D.U. Best: J. Broadway, J. Hoy, A. Campbell, A. Hill, B. Cashin, J. McMillan DWWWW Best: S. Mayne, D. Skarratt, D. McKeane, D. Hooper, R. Benis, A. Moore

FOURTHS M.D.U. 10.9.69 DWWWW 3.1.19 Leading Goalkicker: W. Horvath 5 (M) M.D.U. Best: D. Thorson, W. Horvath, B. Chadwick, A. Stanley, S. Forrester, Z. Barnard DWWWW Best: S. Hanning, J. Saliakos, B. Johnston, L. Sketcher, J. Mattern, C. Pintus

THIS WEEKEND ALBERTON INTERLEAGUE - May 25 Alberton FL v Ellinbank at Inverloch

Sunday June 9

INTERLEAGUE - May 25 Gippsland FL v Yarra Valley Mountain at Moe

RSVP to be returned by May 24 PO Box 70, Meeniyan 3956 or email: For more information contact Dave Trotman 0418 589 805

decided that the Allies player had transgressed and awarded a second shot on goal from chf. The last term saw the Allies best effort in terms of winning the ball and putting together good passages of play. Matt Poland played a great game in the ruck duels and forward thrusts resulted. Goals to Ben Vardy and Matt Poland gave the home side heaps of confidence but each time MDU would answer with a timely goal to McDermott or Tohiariki. As the


Reunion cabaret at Meeniyan Town Hall from 8pm Finger food & live music Semi formal - BYO drinks and glasses, $30pp OR Reunion Dinner at Dumbalk Hall from 7.30pm 2 course dinner & live music Semi formal - BYO drinks & glasses, $35pp Family Fun Day at Meeniyan Recreation Reserve from 12noon

of more goals and McDermott, two, also were on target. After half time the home side rallied and again Matt Poland controlled the ruck but excellent scouting by Jim Poland, Scott Kilgower and Lew Ferguson saw the home side put in a much better effort. Jim Poland broke clear of the centre and found Dan Vardy deep in the forward pocket area and Vardy goaled. From the bounce Poland again provided the run and his efforts were rewarded with a goal on the run. For some time the ball was in the Allies half and great play by Jon Pintus and Adam Parry and MDU were forced to fight hard to regain the ball. Time and time again the home side pressed forward and Ferguson and Shane Kilgower managed to find Vardy for the teams 5th goal. A pack formed on the far side and tempers flared a little with MDU getting a shot on goals plus a fifty metre penalty. The two combatants ran back to the centre bumping each other and in a bewildering decision the umpire

MID GIPPSLAND INTERLEAGUE - May 25 Mid Gippsland FL v Picola & District at Visy Park (Carlton)


ELLINBANK INTERLEAGUE - May 25 Ellinbank v Alberton FL at Inverloch

Great day for it: Graham Challis, Graeme Calder and Alistair Hillis hit the Woorayl Golf Course on a beautifully sunny Thursday.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - PAGE 53

FOOTBALL | SPORT • Kilcunda Bass v. Fish Creek

Inaccuracy proves costly AN ordinary day down at Bass on Saturday and with the ground having had considerable work done to it, it still needs plenty more with some significant holes forming during the course of the day.

One change to the Fish Creek side with the late withdrawal of its new recruit Buckley, Rhys Staley was elevated into the side. Kilcunda won the toss and kicked with the wind advantage to the northern end. Fish Creek as it has done so often this year attacked early, and it was the young Rising Star Gus Staley who was the first to register a goal after he took a strong contested mark against the KB assistant coach. Smith proceeded to give away a 50m penalty with an undisciplined act after the marking contest, this sent Staley to the edge of the square where he slotted the first of the day. The footy was hotly contested and there was a bit feeling from both sides. It took Killy Bass 10 minutes to register its first score, a point from a cheap free kick going to Bergles who had former Poowong teammate Macri following him for the day. This was followed shortly after by its first goal of the day again from a fairly cheap free kick going to Jason Wells. The Panthers were now on the board and well and truly involved in the game. Unfortunately for Fish Creek, Kilcunda Bass was using the ball better, finding targets and making the most of its opportunities. Goals to Danny Wells, Dakin and a couple more to Jason Wells

who was running rampant and the Panthers had the momentum and the score on the board heading into the first break 23 points ahead. Both coaches reasonable happy with their respective teams performances and Fish Creek’s Seccull asking his side to now take their opportunity with the wind advantage. The second quarter underway and Fish Creek was again attacking early, Pratt was moved into the ruck and Manne went forward and this paid an immediate dividend with Pratt’s tap down to Rouda who passed to Hooker and onto Cooper who goaled early. The next play went much the same way with Pratt to Rouda to Sperling to Jake Staley who goaled, two in two minutes to open the term and it was game on again. Fish Creek now with the ascendancy continued to attack and another goal to Hooker from the boundary had the margin back to 5 points only 10 minutes into the quarter. This was followed by a couple of sickening events, firstly after a contest between the KB’s Smith and F-CK’s Andrew Seccull, it was Seccull who came off second best after getting his elbow caught in one of the sand heaps on the ground. His body continued with its momentum with the end result a dislocated shoulder. He was taken from the ground immediately and the Kangas were without their leader. Only five minutes later another big blow to Fish Creek when Pratt on a lead landed awkwardly on the uneven soft turf and dislocated his knee. He was stretchered off and the Kangas were reduced to 19 men. They weren’t about to lie down however and another two

goals to one for Kilcunda Bass and the margin was at three points at the main break. Seccull on his way to hospital to have his shoulder put back in was still giving directions via the phone and at the resumption both sides were ready to go. A very tight opening made scoring difficult with both defenses under enormous pressure but standing up. Gus Staley providing justification of his Rising Star award was going well and the battle between Macri and Bergles was a beauty. The all-important first goal of the half went to Fish Creek after Price marked the ball in the centre of the ground and a frustrated Bergles infringed and gave a 50 metre penalty which took Price into the scoring zone where he converted and handed Fish Creek back the lead. The Panthers would answer shortly after with a big goal from inside the centre square to Evans and KB had the lead back again. Back and forward footy and Fish Creeks Jake Staley had the chance to regain the lead again but his shot on goal missed only for the ball to go back to the other end. The ever dangerous Jason Wells made something out of a half chance to register another goal and he was proving the difference up forward converting his chances where the Kangaroos were once again letting themselves down. Further behinds to Fish Creek was frustrating and not finishing its good work, none more so than what would have been undoubtedly the play of the day when Lachie Park gathered the ball on half back, he has a freakish turn of speed and strength and he cut a sway through


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

Hard at the ball: Fish Creek’s Andrew Seccull and Kilcunda Bass player Jason Wells fight for possession of the ball. four to five opponents before his kick from just inside 50 metre faded and registered only a behind. At the other end it was J.Wells again once again provided his team with another highlight of its own when he again left his opponent for dead to mark and goal to extend the Panthers lead to 11 points. Fish Creek had one more chance to goal right on the three quarter time siren and J.Staley kicked a ripper from just on the 50, on a tight angle that just cleared the line and had the crowd buzzing and the lead back to five points. The final quarter and again the first goal was very important, it went to the Panthers along with a little breathing space. Fish Creek answered through Adrian Seccull who was back in front of goals and looking right at home. Bergles had a purple patch and was able to break the Macri shackles for the first time in the match. The result a goal and again some breathing space for his side. Ireland for Fishy

had been his normal persistent self and he gathered and kicked a beauty from just inside 50. Neither team could really get control and it was a costly turnover to Fish Creek that put the ball in the hands of Law for the Panthers and his goal was going to make things very hard for Fish Creek with time counting down. No one told the Kangaroos that though and Adrian Seccull marked tight Kilcunda Bass 12.11.83 Fish Creek 10.16.76 Kilcunda Bass Goals: J. Wells 6, K. Bergles 2, D. Wells 1, B. Law 1, J. Dakin 1, J. Evans 1 Fish Creek Goals: J. Staley 2, A. Seccull 2, T. Manne 1, T. Hooker 1, G. Staley 1, B. Cooper 1, T. Price 1, A. Ireland 1 Kilcunda Bass Best: C. Endres, L. Harrison, B. Law, J. Attenborough, J. Wells, K. Asa Leausa Fish Creek Best: A. Ireland, J. Shaw, C. Macri, G. Hoskin, L. Park, C. Park RESERVES

Kilcunda Bass 19.6.120 Fish Creek 5.4.34 Leading Goalkicker: N. Osler 5 (K) Kilcunda Bass Best: L. Smith, M. Thompson, J. Good, J. Joyce, S. Johnstone, J. Tregear Fish Creek Best: S. O’Shannassy, C. Hudd, P. Mueller, T. McGannon, D. Hanratty, J. McDonald-Eckersall

in the pocket on the boundary and never looked like missing, the margin back to seven. A couple more scoring opportunities but no further goals and in the end it was Kilcunda Bass that run out seven point winners. Both sides will be looking forward to a week off after a tough physical contest and Fishy will give the MRI machine a work over with some worrying injuries. THIRDS

Kilcunda Bass 10.8.68 Fish Creek 9.4.58 Leading Goalkicker: J. Buckland 6 (F) Kilcunda Bass Best: M. Homer, J. Homer, B. Egeberg, T. Thatcher, C. Smith, J. Andersen Fish Creek Best: Z. Price, J. Buckland, J. Flanders, T. Redpath, S. Buckland, R. McGannon FOURTHS

Fish Creek 9.6.60 Kilcunda Bass 5.5.35 Leading Goalkickers: L. Buckland 2, B. Rogers 2, M. McGannon 2 (F), W. Musgrove-Arnold 2 (K) Fish Creek Best: M. McGannon, J. Walker, R. Pridham, L. Buckland, G. Batten Kilcunda Bass Best: A. Brown, S. Casey, B. Andersen, R. Cousins, T. Burgess, E. Garratt

• Toora v. Korumburra/Bena UNDER 13

Bulldogs outgun Toora WITH both teams coming off good wins the previous Saturday the stage was set for an interesting encounter but sadly this did not eventuate, Korumburra Bena

proving far too strong on the day. After early drizzle the day cleared and with the Toora oval looking great, conditions for football were almost perfect with winter sunshine and only a slight breeze favouring the Toora end. Toora was

Engine room: Korumburra Bena gain another clearance out of the centre.

sadly weakened by the absence of Webster who was ill. The game began slowly with both defences on top early and the first major did not happen until KB’s Anthony scored at the eight minute mark. KB quickly added two more before Toora’s Doran marked strongly and kicked truly but another KB goal off the ground saw the scores at quarter time KB 4.2 Toora 1.2 The second opened with a goal to Toora’s Haddad before KB took control and with a seven goal to three quarter put the game out of Toora’s reach with Bradley winning in the ruck and Mullens and Chris Urie giving them great drive. At ½half time KN led 11.5 to Toora 4.3. Toora had great triers in Mills and Dyson and its defence of Maurelli-Pullin, Bloink and Clavarino prevented a far greater blowout of the scores. KB went on its merry

way in the third quarter kicking four more goals to Toora’s one but the scores probably were not a true reflection of the game. The main difference being KB having many avenues to goal whereas Toora, as usual, struggled in the forward line. three quarter time KB 15.8 Toora 5.5 The last quarter be-

longed to a bigger and stronger KB who added a wasteful 4.7 while keeping Toora scoreless to run out easy winners 19.15 to 5.5. In a fortnight’s time Toora host IK which could be an interesting game whereas KB are at home to MDU which should be a win for them on current form.




1041.46 421.25 222.36 224.37 46.74 66.41 24.01 4.49

24 16 16 12 8 4 4 0

GOALKICKERS M. Dyball (Won Power) ...... (2) B. Thorson (Foster) ............ (0) K. Reid (Inv-K’wak) ............ (0) L. Gheller (Dalyston) .......... (0) T. Scarce (Won Power) ...... (2) S. Flanders (Foster)............ (0) B. Veenendaal (Dalyston) ... (0) B. Cripps (Foster) ............... (0) S. Bent (Won Pwr) ............. (0) D. Garnham (Won Pwr)...... (1)

17 15 14 13 10 7 7 7 7 6

Won Power ... 6 Corner Inlet .. 4 Inv-K’wak..... 4 Dalyston ...... 3 Phillip Is...... 2 Kil-Bass ...... 1 L’gatha Jnr ..... 1 Kor-Bena ........ 0

0 1 1 2 4 4 4 5

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

UNDER 11 Korumburra-Bena 19.15.129 Toora & District 5.5.35


Korumburra-Bena Goals: L. Carpenter 5, M. Cooke 4, B. Fitzpatrick 2, C. Urie 2, B. Anthony 2, J. Smith 2, T. Wyatt 1, R. Mullens 1 Toora Goals: K. Holmes 1, B. Doran 1, M. Haddad 1, B. Scammell 1, P. Grant 1 Korumburra-Bena Best: M. Bradley, C. Urie, R. Mullens, M. Urie, B. Fitzpatrick, M. Cooke Toora Best: J. Mills, K. Sparkes, J. Maurilli-Pullin, M. Harris, Z. Clavarino, C. Hanratty RESERVES

Korumburra-Bena 12.19.91 Toora & District 4.3.27

Korumburra-Bena 34.19.223 Toora & District 0.1.1 Leading Goalkicker: J. Fowles 7 (K) Korumburra-Bena Best: C. Paterson, J. Kyle, N. Cant, D. Lloyd, D. Muir, N. Walker Toora Best: B. East, C. Johnston, N. Nicholls, K. Kokoras, B. Stone,

Leading Goalkickers: Z. Walker 2, J. Harris 2, A. O’Neill 2, J. Hopkins 2 (K), B. Doran 2 (T) Korumburra-Bena Best: J. Hopkins, Z. Mayo, B. Dorling, J. Harris, A. O’Neill, L. Auddino Toora Best: S. Argento, D. Wilson, M. Harris, R. Rawson, J. Mason, L. Chatfield FOURTHS

Korumburra-Bena 22.17.149 Toora & District 0.0.0 Leading Goalkickers: D. Crook 4, C. Trewin 4 (K) Korumburra-Bena Best: J. Macri, C. Trewin, J. Celebrine, J. Anderson, M. Kennewell, B. Walker Toora Best: T. Koolen, K. Swart, A. Hewson, C. Walker, C. Jenkin Brown, H. Miles




576.47 350.00 436.96 276.58 34.83 22.09 15.62 12.86

20 20 16 16 4 4 4 0

GOALKICKERS Z. Reid (Inv-K’wak) ............ (0) B. Wingfield (Won Power).. (0) N. Buckland (Foster) .......... (0) L. Dayson (Phillip Is) ......... (0) T. Nash (Inv-K’wak) ............ (0) T. Brosnan (Won Pwr)........ (2) K. Robinson (Phillip Is) ...... (3) P. Ryan (Phillip Is).............. (0) K. Dorling (Foster) ............. (0) O. Marks (Phillip Is) ........... (2)

18 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 5

Inv-K’wak...... 5 Phillip Is....... 5 Corner Inlet ... 4 Won Power .... 4 L’gatha Jnr .... 1 Dalyston ....... 1 Kor-Bena ......... 1 Kil-Bass........... 0

0 1 1 2 4 4 4 5

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 1 2 1 2 2 5 5 5 5 5 5 7


0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


188.41 164.80 160.60 128.51 157.38 135.89 98.43 82.67 106.98 56.15 74.38 47.59 28.23

28 24 22 22 20 20 12 12 8 8 4 4 0

GOALKICKERS K. Bergles (Kil-Bass) .......... (2) C. Sutherland (Yarram) ...... (0) B. Lynch (Yarram) .............. (3) B. Fisher (Dalyston) ........... (6) M. Cooke (Kor-Bena) ......... (4) J. Wells (Kil-Bass).............. (6) M. Kraska (Dalyston) ......... (3) D. Clark (Inv-K’wak) ........... (3) J. Staley (Fish Creek) ......... (2) S. Murdoch (Phillip Is) ....... (0)

38 33 26 25 22 21 21 10 19 18


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

0 0 1 2 3 3 4 4 4 5 7 7 6

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0



1528.33 480.00 345.54 224.91 113.00 93.19 83.27 65.65 94.31 44.89 36.86 25.76 18.13

28 28 24 20 16 16 16 12 8 8 4 4 0

GOALKICKERS J. Fowles (Kor-Bena) .......... (7) D. Pruysers (Dalyston) ..... (11) J. Kyle (Kor-Bena) .............. (5) M. Dickason (Kil-Bass) ...... (4) K. Taylor (Phillip Is)............ (0) N. Osler (Kil-Bass) ............. (5) R. Birnie (Dalyston)............ (7) S. Ambler (Phillip Is).......... (0) L. Wilkinson (Dalyston)...... (0) J. Sheerin (Inv-K) ............... (3)

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Dalyston ...... 7 Kor-Bena ..... 6 Kil-Bass ...... 6 Fish Creek.... 5 Phillip Is...... 4 MDU........... 4 Foster ............. 2 Inv-K’wak ....... 3 Toora & Dist... . 2 Tarwin ............ 2 Yarram ........... 2 Stony Creek.... 0 DWWWW ....... 0

0 1 1 2 2 2 4 5 3 5 5 7 6


0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0


410.27 466.29 364.90 248.98 103.43 288.04 112.60 54.34 113.50 49.14 37.97 13.41 6.07

28 24 24 20 20 16 14 12 10 8 8 0 0

GOALKICKERS J. McMillan (MDU) ............. (8) T. Hamilton (Dalyston) ....... (5) J. Buckland (Fish Ck) ......... (6) B. Doran (Toora & Dist) ..... (2) J. Andersen (Kil-Bass) ....... (0) Z. Walker (Kor-Bena).......... (2) J. McDonald (Yarram) ........ (0) N. Somerville (Kor-Bena) ... (0) B. Jones (Kil-Bass) ............ (2) J. Hopkins (Kor-Bena) ........ (2)

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

0 1 2 2 3 3 2 4 4 6 6 7 6

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0



1305.77 494.87 401.13 344.51 163.80 117.55 108.11 71.20 52.41 53.70 20.93 11.89 4.20

28 24 24 20 20 16 16 16 12 4 4 0 0

GOALKICKERS J. Black (Phillip Is) ............. (0) X. Hughes (Inv-K’wak) ....... (7) D. Crook (Kor-Bena)........... (4) L. Bentley (Yarram) ............ (0) A. Toussaint (Inv-K’wak) .... (5) T. Van Dyke (Foster) ........... (1) B. Rogers (Fish Ck) ............ (2) J. Macri (Kor-Bena) ............ (2) C. McKenzie (Inv-K) ........... (1) M. Marotta (Dalyston) ........ (2)

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Meeniyan pennant glory MEENIYAN won its it firstt ever Division One men’s pennant golf title with a thrilling win against Lang Lang at Korumburra on Sunday. Graham Hoskin, who has been trying to win the title for at least 25 years, was delighted with the win. Hoskin was a member of the pennant side which lost five titles in a row to Wonthaggi. He said this win was a long time coming. A big crowd had gathered at the 18th green at Korumburra to watch as Ryan McKnight was putting for a birdie which would


SATURDAY was the final round of the club championships and with all grades very close it was going to be an interesting days golf. The A Grade and club champion was Brett McKnight finishing one shot clear of his brother Ryan in a very hard fought last round. The B Grade winner was Phil Johnston finishing some seven shots clear of Paul Vndermeer. C Grade was won Reg Hannay in a tight tussle from Lloyd Redpath. D Grade was won by the evergreen Jim Cusack with Chalie LePage the next nearest. Congratulations to all who competed throughout the championships. The club would also like to thank Michael McGrath

i b t secure ffor M Meeniyan an unbeatable 4-2 lead in the best of seven groupings. McKnight made no mistake with the putt which gave Meeniyan the title. Hoskin said the win was fantastic for the club which he said was “the smallest” in the region. Pennant scores Division One Rick Miller (M) defeated Wayne Kennedy (LL) 3/2 Tim Miller (M) defeated Peter Sellers (LL) 2/1 Brad Lovitt (LL) defeated Graham Hoskin (M) 3/2 Adam Haywood (LL) defeated

for his much appreciated sponsorship of the mens championships. Saturday night saw the presentation dinner which was well attended and good night was had by all who attended. In the days event which, was sponsored by Vandermeer Builders the A Grade winner was Brett Mc Knight with a net 72 on a count back from Allan Kuhne with 72 net. The B Grade winner was Henry Mueller with a net 75. Runner up in B Grade was Jim Cusack with a 76 net on a count back. Balls down the line went to Ryan McKnight 74, Bob McGeary 76, Ian Warman 77 and Daryle Gregg with 78. Nearest the pin on the 2nd was won by Daryle Gregg and the pro pin on the 14th was won by Cal Eagle.

Al C i (M) 1-up 1 Alex Cairncross Ryan McKnight (M) defeated Scott Milnes (LL) 1-up Andrew Dunne(M) defeated Colin Casey (LL) 3/2 Brett McKnight (M) and Andrew Villenger(LL) all square Result Meeniyan 4and a half defeated Lang Lang 2 and a half. In Division Two the title went to Lang Lang 5-2 The Division Three title saw another win to Lang Lang, defeating Wonthaggi 4-3. And in Division Four it was Leongatha winner, defeating Wonthaggi 4-3.

The members draw was John Stefani who was not present. The raffle winners were Wino Reilly and Paul Vandermeer. Sunday saw our Division One boys travel to Korumburra for the final against the undefeated Lang Lang golf club and in a fantastic result for a small club like Meeniyan the guys had a great 4 ½ to 2 ½ win. This is our first Division One flag so it cannot be underestimated how big an achievement this was by the guys. Tuesday’s Single Stableford winner was David Baggallay with 35 points. Balls down the line went to Lloyd Redpath 32 pts, Daryle Gregg 32 pts, Cal Eagle 31 points and Lloyd Hemphill 29 points. Best nine was won by Ian Warman with 16 points.

Nearest the pin on the 11th was not won. Thursday’s event was washed out. Next Saturday is a 4BBB stableford event.

The putt: this was the putt Ryan McKnight holed on the 18th to sink Lang Lang’s pennant chances and take an unassailable 4-2 up in the best of seven final. Meeniyan eventually won it four and a half to two and a half.

Division One golf pennant: winners, Meeniyan, from left, Rick Miller, Brett McKnight, Graham Hoskin, Andrew Dunne, Tim Miller (capt.), Ryan McKnight and Alex Cairncross.

Division Two golf pennant: winners, Lang Lang, from left, Tony Andrews, Craig Thatcher, Nick Dehey, Jack Ingram, Grant Johnson, Chris Roberts and Gary Oswald.

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All finished: Meeniyan’s Ryan McKnight shakes hands with Lang Lang’s Scott Milnes after Ryan birdied the last to win him the match and Meeniyan the Division One title.

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Division Three golf pennant: winners, Lang Lang, from left, John Ruddy, Jim Martella, Ray Zammit, James Cecil, Mark Hutchinson (pennant player representing Mario Dubuisson –absent), Geoff Cohen (capt), and Mick Fahey.

Division Four golf pennant: winners, Leongatha, from left, Ben Ferrari-Mela, Sam Nasreddin, Dean Brown, Denis McDonald, Brendan Simon, Chris Indian (capt.) Dan Poynton, and Brian McCorkell.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - PAGE 55

GOLF | SPORT • Meeniyan Ladies Golf

Dot wins title number 43 DOT Christie has now won an amazing 43rd Meeniyan ladies’ golf club championship. The 2013 ladies championships are complete with some great contests played out in each grade last week. Dot won with a gross score of 258 two shots clear of Andrea Thorson. This was a tight tussle with the final day beginning with Dot just three shots clear.


OUR fourball par event was sponsored by Colliers Independent Floors and it was also the qualifying round for the A. and G. Wilson trophy. The winners with +10 were Dean Dwyer and Zac Trease, they won from Michael Grist and Frank Dekker. The ball distribution was D. Lim, S. Sullivan; I. Atcheson, B. Robjant; G. Winkler, J. Howard; W. Turner, N. Lovie and P. Burgess, J. Redmond. The A. and G. Wilson qualifiers were Dean Dwyer, Zac Trease; Michael Grist, Frank Dekker; Dennis Lim, Simon Sullivan; Ian Atcheson, Brendan Robjant. The nearest the pins went to Jason Redmond and Rob Gourlay. The ladies played a single par event and the winner was Due Wakefield. Next week will be our medal day sponsored by Geoff McKinnon, Peter Burgess and Jason Redmond. There will also be a putting competition for Di and John O’Connor’s trophy and it will also be the third round of the Ian Balfour trophy.

Woorayl ladies

AMONGST the wintery weather we seem to be into now, we had a clear patch for the 4BBB played last Wednesday. Pomegranate Clothing was our sponsor, with both the winners and runners up very happy to receive their vouchers. Sue Wakefield and Jenny Riseley won the day with 37 points on a countback from Marlene Rayson and Lois Young with 37 points. Balls down the line went to Ros Blew and Inge Giliam with 36 points and Melinda Martin and Fay Maynard, also 36 points. Nearest the pin on both the 11th and 17th was Karin McKenzie. This was the final of the Dianne and John O’Connor 4BBB board event, with congratulations to Sue and Jenny who were the winners by one point from Ros and Inge. Next week is our annual social day with the Meeniyan ladies, with assembly at Meeniyan at 9am. This is always a great day so let’s hope the rain stays away for us.

Leongatha THE Leongatha Division 4 Pennant side celebrated

After nine holes, it was back to one shot. The B Grade Champion is Faye LePage for the second year in a row with a score of 296 from Linda Brown. C Grade champion went to Nereda Scholte with a gross score of 337 one shot clear of Nancye Hammet. The D Grade champion Helen Helms Boyle is playing great golf now and is on a winning stretch, Jenny Cope was the runner up in this grade. Dot Christie also won

a stirring victory on Sunday, beating arch rivals Wonthaggi 4/3 at the Korumburra course. Ably led by skipper Chris Indian it was a great team effort with all players fully committed and contributing at various stages during the season and in the final. Dean Brown (3/2), Dan Pointon (3/1) and Denis McDonald (2/1) all had solid wins in their matches whilst Brendan Simon had a runaway victory winning 6/5 in his. Chris Indian and Sam Nasreddin both had close matches but went down in tight finishes. Ben Ferrari was leading his match but was not needed as a result had already been reached. Congratulations to Chris and his team who all worked hard during the year and deserved their well earnt victory. On Saturday 55 players took part in a Stableford event with David Forbes winning A Grade on a countback with 35 points. Ron Findlay took out B Grade with 34 points and John Eabry was successful in C grade with 37 points. Pro pin on the 14th was taken out by Trevor Rickard and Russell Williams was NTP on the 16th. BTL : A. Sparks, T. Lund, D. Clemann, T. Rickard, R. Davies, A. McFarlane, B. Hutton, D. Malone, M. Stubbs, B. McCorkell, R. Williams, K. Castwood and C. Hams. A Stableford competition was held on Tuesday with 32 players taking part in very good conditions. Andrew Henley (18) won the day with 36 points. NTP winners were Ken Gardiner on the 14th and Mike Street on the 16th. DTL Balls : J. Eabry, G. Hines, K. Gardiner, R. Jamieson, D. Verwerg, A. Clemann, B. McCorkell, and P. Seth The good weather did not continue and Thursday’s competition was called off due to rain. Next Thursday is the Inverloch Publican’s Day with an Open Ambrose event.

Leongatha ladies Wednesday May 15 THIRTY-SIX ladies competed in the May monthly medal played in conjunction with the first round of the club championships. Mary Brewis, with 80/8/72, has a 6 stroke lead in the championship. Leading the B Grade field, with an excellent 96/26/70, is

the 54-hole handicap section along with the senior lady champion. Congratulations to all the ladies who played each of the three rounds. A big thank you must go to IGA Meeniyan for their sponsorship of the ladies championships over the past three weeks. To David Thomson and the greens committee, a huge thank you for their hard work in getting the course up in fantastic condition.

Evelyn Indian, while Pam Christensen 113/32/81 is currently the leader in C Grade. The Monthly medal and B Grade event was won by Evelyn Indian. Mary Brewis won A Grade, the scratch event and the putting competition with 26 putts. Life member, Pat West, won C Grade with 77 net. Down the line balls were won by Nancy Sperling and Wendy Parker 76 net, Sharyn Rayson 77, Anne Gibson, Maxine Eabry and Shirley Welsford 80, and Trish Owen, Jocelyn Howson, Dot Stubbs and Pam Christensen 81 net. Nearest the pin on the 14th was Evelyn Indian and on the 16th Mary Brewis. Saturday May 18 Winner: Wendy Parker 32 points Down the line: Dot Stubbs 29 points, Anna de Bondt 27 points.

Leongatha ladies’ golf: club captain Toni West with club life member Pat West who was the C Grade winner.

Korumburra THERE were 43 players on Saturday, May 18 for the Alan Varley memorial stableford competition which was sponsored by Charlotte Varley. A Grade (12 hcp): M. Garnham 37 pts, runnerup T. O’Neill 36 and K. Pope 35. Balls down the line: N. Perks 34, J. Ingram 34, A. Brocklebank 34, T. Andrews 33. B Grade (16 hcp): M. Webb 35 pts, runner-up R. Olsen 33. Nearest the pin: 1st M. Deleeuw, 7th T. O’Neill, 10th J. Watts, 13th J. Ingram (Lang Lang). NAGA: Alan Twite 24 pts. Tuesday’s winner was N. Perks with 35 pts on countback. There was no Thursday competition. Please note spotters are needed for the pennant finals on Sunday.

Korumburra ladies THE sunny skies and

warmth we were enjoying in recent times have abruptly finished and last week we had a real reminder of winter with a variety of cold, wet and windy conditions. The qualifying round of the McLaren 4BBB Par was played last Wednesday, with 11 pairs competing on the day. Many thanks to Di Freene, for sponsoring the day and providing generous and useful trophies. The winners, with a great score of +5, were Moira Rogers (15) and Pam Eyres (42). Runners-up were Norrie Little (17) and Chris Rickard (20) with +3, on a count-back from Julie Brannigan (19) and Di Freene (32). Balls down the line went to Julie Brannigan and Di Freene (+3), Lyn McIvor and Janice Follett (+1) and Jan Hewitt and Virginia Wagner (+1). Beryl Brown was nearest the pin on the 1st and 10th greens, and Virginia Wagner on the 13th. Four pairs finished with +1, so there were many count-backs to decide the fourth place in the play-offs, which need to be played on or before May 29. Semi finalists for the McLaren Memorial 4 Ball Par are Moira and Pam versus Lyn and Janice, and Norrie and Chris are to play Julie and Di. Lee Clements, Betty Thomson and Jean White travelled to Welshpool on Friday to play in the threeperson Ambrose event. Unfortunately, there was no luck with the golf but the team won the general knowledge quiz and Jean won a raffle. There was no women’s competition on Saturday due to the inclement weather so next Saturday May 25, will now be a Stableford event and the second round for the Lee Clements Trophy. On Monday, we are hoping for good weather as over 50 golfers will be travelling from surrounding clubs to play in the SGLGA Bowl at Korumburra. This Wednesday, is the Captain’s and President’s Day, with a Stableford competition. A reminder about the Family Golf Day on next Sunday, May 26, starting at 10 am. It is an Ambrose game over nine holes and team numbers can be varied. This is intended to be a fun day with family and friends and non-golfers are most welcome and encouraged to

Meeniyan ladies’champions for 2013: from left Helen Helms Boyle D Grade Champion, Nereda Scholte C Grade Champion, Dot Christie Club Champion and Faye LePage B Grade Champion. join in on the day. Lunch is included in the cost, which is $15 for adult players, $10 for adult non-players and $5 for children. If you are interested or would like further information, phone the Korumburra Golf Club on 56551886 or David Enbom on 0408515622.

Foster CONDITIONS - Finally some decent rain has dulled the fairways and scoring will be a little more difficult from now on. It will be interesting to see who can hold their reduced handicaps earned over the prolonged dry summer and autumn. Tuesday, May 14: There was only a small field and Fred Tyers (11) had the best score with 32 pts. Nearest the pin was Robert Fulton. Thursday, May 16: Play was rained out. Friday, May 17: David McIntyre (15) had the good score of 20 pts to take the chook. Gary Phelan took the down the line ball with 16 pts and also nearest the pin. Saturday, May 18: This was a 4 BBB par event . Winners were Kane Esler (16) and Cam Downing (11) with +9. Down the line balls went to Don Cripps (19) and John Warren (21) on +8 and Andrew Naylor (18) and Tim Dykes (19) on +7. The nearest the pins were Steve Reid and Phil Schofield. Ladies - there was only a small field and all players had an off day - the best score was Jocelyn Towns (27) with 24 pts. Nearest the pins were Jocelyn Towns and Val Gow. Sunday May 19 - Pennant Final: We played Lang Lang in the Division 2 pennant final at Korumburra. It was typical Korumburra conditions - cold, moist and misty. We went down 5/2 after a tight tussle. Winners were Pat McKay 5/4 and Paul Robertson on the 19th. Losers were Norm Cooper 3/2, Greg Cox on the 20th , Steve Reid 3/1, and Jim Freeman 5/4. We have been runnersup on numerous occasions now, so let’s hope we can go one better next year. Congratulations to Meeniyan Golf Club for winning the Division 1 Pennant Final against Lang Lang. A great effort to win out against the other larger clubs in Division 1. Members draw May 17: Rabbit Best missed out on the $550 in the members draw. You need to be in the

clubhouse between 7pm and 8 pm to be eligible to win. The draw will be for $600 next week, so come along for a chance to win big. Coming events: Thursday, May 23 - Stableford. Friday, May 24 - Chicken run - holes 10 to 18. Saturday, May 25 - Stableford Larry Giddy trophies. Tuesday, May 28 - par. The Happy Hooker.

Vet’s golf date change SOUTH Gippsland Veteran golfers are advised that the regular monthly game at Korumburra scheduled for May 16 was rescheduled for this Thursday, May 23 at the same course due to adverse weather. It will be Ambrose Pairs and a shotgun start. Be there by 8.30 am for a 9 am start.

Wonthaggi WE concluded our fourball Ken Chisolm championships on Saturday with some great scores. The day’s scores were as follows: A Grade D. Crellin and M. Scott +10, B Grade D. Birt and D. Tiley +10, C Grade L. Strosser and P. Foon +9. Balls down the line: E. Vanagtmaal and D. Vanagtmaal +7, C. Andrew and J. Andrew +6, P. Foon and D. Mackie +6. Nearest the pin: 2nd B. Vanagtmaal, 8th F. Anderson, 13th J. Davies, 17th H. Mackinder. The winners of the Ken Chisolm Shield were D. Birt and D. Tiley +16 on countback from D. Crellin and M. Scott +16. The winners of the scratch were D. Crellin and M. Scott with scores of 67 and 63. The pennant finals were played at Korumburra on Sunday, with both Division 3 and 4 sides narrowly defeated. Well done to our boys who had worked hard all year and came up just short.

I found it very disappointing that very few of our members turned up to support our players. Thank you to those brave few who did and thank you to Damien for the great breakfast. This Saturday night at 7pm we are holding our men’s pennant break-up which is always a fun night and will include the ‘Horn’ medal vote count. Congratulations to Meeniyan Division 1 pennant side on winning for the first time in 55 years. Next year it will be our turn again. I look forward to seeing you all on the golf course and many of you on Saturday night.

Wonthaggi ladies

WEDNESDAY was a pretty “tough day at the office” and being the middle of the club championships all bravely ventured out expecting the worse conditions to happen and with the wind and rain we weren’t disappointed. The conditions made putting on the 17th very perilous and many chips were followed by a race up the green to mark the ball before the shot had to be replayed again (from the same spot!). However as always there is always a winner on the day and while the scores reflected the tough conditions some handled them better than others. A Grade winner was Chris Yann 93 (16) 77 net, B Grade was won by Ivy Ruby 101 (23) 78 net while C grade was won by Anne Poulton 107 (28) 79 NTP 2nd Marg Johnson, NTP 17 Anne Walker, Pro Pin 8th Anne Tschiderer BDL C Yann 77, A Walker 78, A Tschiderer 78, I Ruby 78, P Hanley 79, A Poulton 79, D Grimmond 80, I Walsh 80, J Beaumont 80 Good luck to everyone for the Championship final round next week

Wonthaggi ladies winners: from left, C winner Anne Poulton, B winner Ivy Ruby, and A winner Chris Yann.

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Wind lures trio to Africa By Brad Lester

THREE members of the Inverloch Windsurfing Club are bound for Africa in a bid to make speed sailing history. Andrew Daff of Sandy Point will join Craig Spottiswood of Beaumaris and Jacques Kint from Drysdale at the Luderitz Speed Event in Namibia in October. The trio will vie to be the fastest along the Luderitz channel – a 1.2km, six to eight metre man made channel cut through the desert on the edge of

the ocean. All have established reputations in the sport, having competed at the Australian and world levels. Daff, 61, is now the fastest in the world for his age group, having sailed at an impressive 47 knots or 87 km/h. “I won’t challenge for the outright record but I will be trying to set a mark in my age group that won’t be beaten in a long time,” he said. “I want to be sure I’m able to reach my potential. I want to go as fast as I possibly can.” The Inverloch club sees Luderitz as an op-

portunity to promote its windsurfers on the world stage. “The opportunity over there is much more consistent for people to reach those peak speeds,” Daff said. The world 500m windsurfing record of 52 knots was set at Luderitz last year but at just eight metres wide at the maximum point, windsurfers appreciate the risk of injury is real. “We are pretty well practised at sailing one and a half to two metres from the bank at Sandy Point,” Daff said. “Hopefully we can live up to our expectations as

well as everyone else’s.” Preparation for the African trip is underway, securing hire vehicles and other travel plans for the 1200km journey across the desert from Cape Town in South Africa to Luderitz. Daff is honing his fitness by swimming, walking, stand up paddleboarding and windsurfing when weather suits. Daff has been involved in windsurfing since 1980 and was part of speed sailing at Shallow Inlet from 1981-1985. He has been Victorian slalom champion and ranked in the world’s top 10 for many years.

Right circumstances: Luderitz in Namibia is a man made speed channel cut into harsh desert surroundings.

Kint, of Drysdale near Geelong, has been ranked in the top three speed sailors in Australia since 2010 and last year, missed on first place by a point. Spottiswood, of Beaumaris in Melbourne, is now ranked third internationally in the overall five by 10 second world rankings. He is ranked sixth in the world for the nautical mile average, and has been one of only two Australians to reach 50 knots on a windsurfer.

The evolution of GPS units has allowed speed surfers to forgo their reliance on burdensome timing equipment and the need to rearrange courses when wind changes. Now, a surfer can don a GPS unit and view their speed instantaneously. Travelling at nearly 90km/h above water wearing nothing but a wetsuit and helmet does not faze Daff. “You get used to it because there are not a lot of things to give you

that reference to speed at Sandy Point. You are running alongside a feature less sandbar,” he said. Away from his role as a humanities and outdoor education teacher at Sale College, Daff advises sailmakers KA Sails and fin developers. “Boards are always very light weight and precisely shaped, so there is quite a lot of high tech in it. You have to get that combination exactly right for the conditions,” he said.

Africa bound: the Victorian Speed Sailing Team, from left: Craig Spottiswood, Andrew Daff and Jacques Kint.

• Wonthaggi - Power v Moe

Power smashes Moe Lions THE Power stamped its authority early in game and ran out

easy winners over a struggling Moe on Saturday.

SENIORS Wonthaggi 29.12.186 d Moe 8.3.51

UNDER 18s Wonthaggi 22.14.146 d Moe 5.1.31

Wonthaggi goals: A. Cook 7, D. O’Connor 6, T. Harley 4, A. Murray 3, A. Ware 3, B. Marshall 1, N. Jones 1, L. White 1, T. Krause 1, J. Blair 1, L. Warnett 1. Wonthaggi best: D. O’Connor, A. Ware, A. Murray, A. Cook, L. Warnett, M. Coyne. Moe goals: S. Spiteri 2, A. Vesty 2, T. Long 2, T. Brown 1, G. Harrison 1. Moe best: T. Long, B. Morrow, P. Ainsworth, J. Blaser, T. Brown, C. McIntosh.

Wonthaggi goals: J. Zahra 5, J. Waters 4, A. Ferreira-Neto 4, M. Combridge 3, T. Landells 2, J. Thomas 1, S. Scott 1, P. Ryan 1, S. Joma 1. Wonthaggi best: J. Van Zanen, A. Ferreira-Neto, T. Landells, P. Ryan, J. Zahra, L. O’Connor. Moe goals: D. Grech 1, J. Hecker 1, G. Low 1, L. Ryan 1, M. Hibbs 1. Moe best: S. Skinner, D. Grech, J. Hecker, J. Weir, M. Hibbs, C. Allen.

RESERVES Wonthaggi 22.16.148 d Moe 1.0.6 Wonthaggi goals: N. Garnham 6, S. Dennis 4, R. Todd 3, S. Roche 2, A. Ferreira-Neto 2, A. Zanella 1, J. Hill 1, T. Keating 1, J. Rocotas 1, B. Foon 1. Wonthaggi best: T. Keating, N. Garnham, A. Zanella, S. Dennis, J. Rocotas. Moe goals: Not supplied. Moe best: N. McGrath, A. Bodak, A. Gould, D. McIntosh, R. Poxon, M. Camilleri.

UNDER 16s Moe 14.9.93 d Wonthaggi 5.6.36 Moe goals: J. Appleyard 5, C. Allen 2, R. Farmer 2, B. Smith 2, T. Morrow 1, G. Low 1, L. Nambirajan 1. Moe best: B. Buckley, S. Hiriart, J. Appleyard, L. Nambirajan, T. Johnson, C. Allen Wonthaggi goals: J. Taylor 3, K. Brann 1, C. Gilmour 1. Wonthaggi best: L. Membrey, A. Edwards, C. Gilmour, J. Taylor, J. Sanna.

Despite the cool conditions the ground was in excellent order considering the heavy rain during the week. Wonthaggi’s record against Moe over the past season has been good but up to date this season Power hadn’t registered a win at home despite its encouraging form so far. A couple of late changes to the Power side in Drydew and Shaw out, Wayne Luke and Ben Graham in. Power continued it’s good starts to games, full of running and fierce attack on the ball. But Moe was not going to be intimidated and made every contest difficult for Wonthaggi. Troy Harley, Dom O’ Connor and Adam Cook were presenting well up forward and their accuracy on the scoreboard was excellent. Wylie in the ruck was giving first use of the ball to

Warnett, Ware and Murray and Power was dominating play even at this early stage. Long, Morrow and Ainsworth along with consistent contributors Blaser and Brown showed the Lions fighting spirit but Moe looked destined for a long day. Power lost Guilmartin in a solid clash. Power continued to hit its targets with accurate handball and kicking and Moe was already in damage control with its back men really under pressure. To their credit they bounced back through goals to Vesty, Long and Spiteri as Wonthaggi continued to push ahead on the scoreboard. At half time Wonthaggi had a sizeable lead. Wonthaggi appeared to take the foot off the pedal early in the second half and Moe began to move the ball more freely now the intensity had dropped. However

this was only a minor respite as Power lifted again and piled on a further seven goals for the quarter to two from Moe. O’Connor, Cook and Harley were creating opportunities for themselves and teammates. It was pleasing to watch the Power youngsters in Murray, Blair, Graham and Kelly providing the running game and delivering the ball well. The final quarter saw Wonthaggi build even further on the scoreboard and ran out easy winners in an excellent team performance. The young Moe side struggled but never gave in and fought out the game to the end. Moe’s fighting qualities certainly earned the respect of the stronger opposition on the day. Both sides will enjoy a short break this week before facing up to Bairnsdale and Warragul respectedly.

Far from still: C Wylie moves the ball towards Wonthaggi’s goals.

Dot Christie wins 43rd golf title page 55

May 21 2013  

May 21 edition of South Gippsland's weekly newspaper

May 21 2013  

May 21 edition of South Gippsland's weekly newspaper