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Celebrating: Federal Member for McMillan, Russell Broadbent, peeks through celebratory streamers at the opening of South Coast Christian College’s middle school building in Leongatha on Friday. He is with students Naomi, Laura and Harriett, among those in Grade 6 to Year 8 to benefit from the new building. Full story on page 9.

YOU DECIDE New look councils looming By Jane Ross and Simone Short THIS week’s elections promise to turn municipal life on its head in South Gippsland and Bass Coast. The record 26 candidates in Bass Coast and six in South Gippsland’s Strzelecki Ward have delivered a strong vote for democracy. Ballot papers must be in by 6pm

COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2012 this Friday. Voting in Bass Coast, particularly in Wonthaggi-centred Hovell Ward, is expected to go down to the wire. The possibility of a recount is strong, which would add another three hours

to determining the result. Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) staff are expected to spend all day on Saturday counting votes. However South Gippsland returning officer Sheryl Bruce won’t be declaring the poll until 10am Monday and no one is an elected candidate until then. Bass Coast’s poll will be declared at 10am Sunday at the Bass Coast Shire Council offices in Wonthaggi. Two sitting South Gippsland

councillors - Bob Newton and Jeanette Harding - could well lose their seats, while two new councillors have waltzed unopposed in to Tarwin Valley Ward to join Cr Jim Fawcett. They are Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks and Don Hill. Cr Newton is South Gippsland’s longest-serving councillor but he thinks his 19-year reign may end, with five others vying for Strzelecki Ward’s three seats. They’re all newcomers. Some of his opponents have given him

their second preferences, but others have put him last. Cr Newton said getting a place in the most highly contested ward would be difficult, and believes his fellow candidate’s preferences were not in his favour come the vote count. “I’m not really confident but we’ll see what happens. I just think it’s an unknown at the moment; I don’t know what people think or how people vote,” he said. Continued on page 6.

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Art a credit to Rotarians THE Rotarians certainly know how to put on an art show. From the lighting of the paintings, the quality of entries, the music by

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ongatha Rotary Art and Photography Show proved once again to be a successful community activity. There was much local interest on the show, and 19 works by local and regional artists were sold over the weekend. The composite paintings created by students from St Laurence’s Primary School and South Coast Christian College were all sold through the silent auction process. Fiona West, director of Latrobe Regional Gallery and judge of the show, stated how difficult it was to judge the show because of the overall high quality of entries. The gala opening night was well attended with the schools’ entries creating a real point of interest. Many students from the schools and their parents visited the exhibition over the weekend. President of the Rotary Club of Leongatha, Nick Dudley, paid tribute to all involved in bringing the exhibition together, including the hard-working art show committee headed by David John, all the Rotarians and partners who assisted in setting up the show and on opening night, the artists who contributed works and the people who attended. The hall looked immaculate, the lighting for the paintings was superb and music by Marty Box added to the ambience. Nick, along with MC for the opening night, Ker-

ry Pritchard, also thanked and commended the sponsors of this year’s event for their continued support. Award winners: • Leongatha Rotary Art and Photography Show – Best in Show: Vida Pearson, linotype, Red Tailed Blacks. • Black and White Photography Award: Peter Boyes, Lake Narracan Pier. • Colour Photography Award: Yianni Banikos, Weather #7. • Pat West Award: Florence Crighton Stone, Riot of Red. • Richard Pegler Memorial Award: Malcolm Webster, Vanishing Era. • Best Digitally Modified Photo Award: Kerry Spokes, The Party’s Over. • South Gippsland Shire Award: Susanne-Agnes Gilford. Early Morning Pillar, wood pyrography. • President’s Youth Encouragement Awards: St Laurence’s Primary School, Bird Anthology; South Coast Christian College, Faces; John Nicol, photo, Faithful; Camille Thompson, pencil drawing, A Drover’s Past; Kasey Sage, texta drawing, Patterns. • Phil Riseley People’s Choice Award: Margaret Rees, Three of a kind. • Highly commendeds awarded to local artists: Tony Jarvis, Buffalo; Pauline John, Mardan; Linda Keagle, Korumburra; Paul Seabrook, Leongatha; John Phillips, Mirboo North; and Kellie Smith, Leongatha.

Guest artist: Rotarian Jim McNiven admires some of the works of guest artist Kerry Spokes. Kerry won the award for best digitally altered photo for her piece The Party’s Over. Pauline John was another featured artist.

Much admired: the work of the St Laurence’s Primary School’s Prep and One class attracted much interest, with all four paintings sold. Pictured is Prep/One teacher Eliza Hughes with art teacher Angela Thomas and Eliza’s son Harry Hoekstra.

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Bair Street blight By Jacob de Kunder A 40 metre tall tower will stand at the end of Leongatha’s Bair Street before the end of November.

The news has come as a disappointing surprise to residents and business owners in the town. The tower will be an SP AusNet Smart Meter tower and, because it is classed as vital infrastructure, was exempt from requiring council planning permission. The monopole tower will be erected in a vacant lot on the corner of Holt and Bair streets across the road from a children’s playground. It will be clearly seen at the end of Bair Street and when travelling either direction through Leongatha on the South Gippsland Highway. Leongatha Chamber of Commerce president Darryl McGannon was disappointed when The Star told him about the tower. “If the decision has been made I suppose there’s not a whole lot you can do about it,” he said. “From the chamber’s point of view, it’s going to be a bit of an eyesore. “If it’s a done and dusted deal you can jump up in arms, but at the end of the day it won’t make any difference.” Leongatha business owners had previously fought against an Optus telecommunications tower in Bair Street. That proposed project has since been put

on hold and does not look like proceeding. Leongatha resident Jim Williams, a strong campaigner against an Optus tower, said he was frustrated. “Seems to be the way the world is going,” he said. “Things appear out of nowhere.” A spokesperson from SP AusNet told The Star the location was the most effective. “The location was chosen as it has the best coverage, therefore eliminating the need for multiple poles,” they said. SP AusNet also said the community had been informed. “We consulted with the council and sent letters outlining the project to the surrounding neighbourhood,” the spokesperson said. Neighbours of the site received a letter on Monday to informing them the tower was to be installed the next morning. South Gippsland Shire Council’s director of development services Phil Stone said council was told. “We were informed early on that there was going to be a rollout of these Smart Meter towers around South Gippsland and they’re exempt from requiring planning permission,” he said. “We have told SP AusNet to communicate with the community and tell them what they are doing.” This technology will allow SP AusNet to remotely monitor energy usage and develop ways to lower household electricity bills.

Going up: erection of the SP AusNet Smart Meter tower is underway in Holt Street, Leongatha.

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Protest claim a ‘lie’ protests had “never happened”. “That’s a lie. It’ll all be local people. They’re stopping work to participate in it. The only people from Melbourne will be a couple of members from our leadership team,” she said. “They’ll all be locals and they’re calling on him as their local member to tell the Premier, come December you’ll have had our claim for two years and it’s time to get serious about working out a settlement so we can go back to doing what we do best.” Mr Smith said he had not spoken to local teachers about the strike action, but believes “they’re a lot of teachers who just want to get on with looking after

their students”. He has been angered too by an AEU directive asking members not write comments on student reports. “This will affect kids’ futures for the rest of their lives. The vast majority of our teachers are good people who want to work hard and do the right thing by the students. I couldn’t understand a teacher deliberately setting out to hinder a student’s progress,” he said. “I can’t imagine a good teacher wanting to do that. There are some people who may do what the union wants, but they’re people who are easily led.” Ms Bluett said the written comments that teachers attached to school reports were “all done out

of working hours”. “Depending on how many kids you’re teaching, it could be an additional 30 to 70 hours. We know parents like to get those reports and really value them. But, come the end of this year the State Government will have had our claim for two years,” she said. “It’s about highlighting the amount of out-ofhours work that people do. Next year, if it’s still in dispute, we’re going to implement not doing any out-of-hours activities, again highlighting how much teachers do in their own time because of their commitment to the kids.” Ms Bluett said, however, that if students needed comments to help them secure employment

or for other promotions, teachers would write testimonies for them. She rejected comments by Mr Smith that teachers were unwilling to come to the “bargaining table”. “We’ve been back since mid September. This week we will have had six meetings. I don’t know whether it’s deliberate lying or whether the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand’s doing,” she said. “We’re back at the bargaining table, but as yet the negotiators haven’t been given much freedom to negotiate. So it’s very frustrating. Ken Smith’s wrong.” Mr Smith is still not allowed to visit schools, under the teachers’ industrial action.

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South Gippsland Shire Council heard from experts from the Department of Primary Industries – Fisheries about the report last Wednesday. Fisheries management officer Zac Lewis and senior fisheries management officer Dick Brumley presented the report to council. “In this case the recreational harvest is not destroying the pipi fishery,” Mr Lewis said. “There is still an abundance of large pipis and a great amount of immature pipis for the future.” The report combines research from the 2009-2010 summer season and August to October 2011, and takes into account the whole length of the Venus Bay beaches. DPI – Fisheries are still going to be working hard with the council, Parks Victoria and police to combat illegal harvesting. Even though the environmental effect on the pipis from harvesting is very little, hordes of people flocking to the beaches does have an impact. Council’s director of development services Phil Stone presented to council the idea of a shuttle bus to improve parking conditions at the beaches. “This will be a council facilitated project but ultimately ran by the community,” he said. This service would provide transport for local people to and from the Venus Bay beaches, the first estate, second estate and shops. Councillor Jennie Deane thought it was unfair that the residents had to change their lives when day visitors were causing the problem. Mr Stone assured her the community had been consulted and would prefer a bus. Cartage was another issue raised by councillors regarding the bus and Mr Stone said his team would look into how to improve that before the bus service is implemented over the summer.

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Industrial action By Sarah Vella THE Leongatha aerodrome and Koonwarra saleyards site could be future locations for industrial development.

Those sites, together with land northwest of Woorayl Golf Course, have been earmarked as sites for possible industrial use by South Gippsland Shire Council. Council has started work on a study to review industrial land supply in Leongatha and held a meeting last Wednesday to discuss the plan with the public. Council expects Leongatha to experience continued growth over the next 25 years and the study will consist of a detailed economic analysis and service infrastructure assessment. Nick Edwards, council’s strategic planning officer, said the study looks at the long-term industrial land available in Leongatha. “The purpose of the study is to identify existing and potential industrial land which may be suitable to accommodate Leongatha’s future needs,” he said. “The public meeting was aimed at gathering as much information as possible from those who live in the area, and understand the issues we face. “The main goal is essentially to gather information from the open discussion, to help create an open and honest appraisal of what options we have for the town, and what we can do to make things happen.” Leongatha has three key industrial areas already identified by council, including the current main industrial estate, land south of the golf course and land south of the town centre. Some of the questions asked at the

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Land supply: Roger Bengtsson and Andrew Holman discussed industrial land supply at the Leongatha meeting on Wednesday with Nick Edwards of South Gippsland Shire Council (second from right) and Alex Aeschlimann. site and it is expected to be before council in March 2013. Mr Edwards said any changes to the project would be posted on council’s website. “We are trying to keep the process as transparent as possible, and to make sure the information on the project is freely available,” he said.


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New look councils looming

$1m bound for our roads VICROADS has earmarked $1 million to resurface major thoroughfares in South Gippsland Shire. The State Government recently announced $45 million to repair weather affected roads across Victoria.

Of that, $20 million is destined for resurfacing and just $3 million of that will be spent in eastern Victoria. VicRoads will spend the $1 million on addressing six sites on the South Gippsland Highway, three on Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road, and six on Drouin-Korumburra Road.

VicRoads is yet to indicate how the remaining $25 million – for restoration works – will be spent. Council’s director of engineering services, Anthony Seabrook, said the funding was “a start�. “We did not expect to get this money,� he said.

coin� between herself and Bruce Beatson for CoastalPromontory Ward, which has four candidates for three places. Only one candidate will miss out on a place and Cr Harding was the third selection over Mr Beatson in the 2005 election. “We both had to rely on preferences last time and I don’t expect that to be a lot different,� Mr Beatson said. “For either of us to get a quota in the first ballot would be difficult. I have great respect for Jeanette, but with the very demographic of where we are, it’s ultimately likely to be that way.� Ms Harding, on the other hand, doesn’t believe Mr Beatson will be her main rival. “I get a lot of votes from Foster as well and I honestly think it’s going to be pretty close – it’s a toss of the coin,� she said. There is particular interest in Bass Coast where retired state politician Alan Brown is leading a group of candidates in each ward called a “reform team�. They have campaigned strongly on financial waste, announcing a “top down� review which some residents are translating as job and service cuts. Mr Brown himself is a candidate for Hovell Ward. He said yesterday this is his 10th election campaign. If his team is voted in, Mr Brown will be mayor. He wouldn’t predict the result, saying, “I always

leave the outcomes of elections up to the voters.� Jack Clancy wouldn’t call it either. He’s over 90, served 25 years on the former Wonthaggi Borough Council and still has his finger on the Wonthaggi pulse. “It’s a bit all over the place. It’s going to be very close; it’s too hard to call,� he said. Mr Brown faces opposition from sitting councillor John Duscher, Jessica Harrison and Neil Rankine. All four candidates have high profiles in the local and wider community. Ms Harrison said she thinks the controversy in Bass Coast has motivated people to take an interest in the election. “People are looking forward to a new council but reject cuts in jobs and services,� she said. Bass Coast Townsend Ward candidate Jordan Crugnale is intrigued by the fact that a number of reform team candidates have preferenced sitting councillors. “How much reform do they actually want?� she said. But it only applies in two wards. Mr Brown has given his second preferences to John Duscher and team member Murray Hooper has done the same for incumbent Ross Smith in Townsend. Preferences only come into play if no one candidate gains a majority of primary votes.

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Under construction: South Gippsland Shire Council workers and contractors have been hard at work to make Farmers Road in Dumbalk safe again. The team is working up in layers after replacing the broken culvert that caused the road to be deemed unsafe last week. It is expected the road will be open later this week, if not sooner.

Continued from page 1. “Being the only current councillor could help me, but I haven’t got many preferences; that’s the only thing. They haven’t been preferenced very well at all.� Cr Newton has received five different preferences from candidates, ranging from second through to last. And while the majority of the Strzelecki candidates have been out campaigning for months, Cr Newton said he had only done minimal work through Korumburra. “If people don’t know me now, they never will. I just have to keep my fingers crossed,� he said. Lorraine Brunt is another candidate unhappy with the preferences, and believes she was placed last by three candidates as she is seen as a “threat�. “I’m a bit disappointed in the men. Because I’m the only woman standing, I think they saw that as a real threat and put me last, but I don’t think that’s the case at all,� she said. “I think they should’ve welcomed a woman in. Every council needs to be well represented by different genders and people to bring different aspects to the council table.� Ms Brunt said she now feels the vote is up to the people and encouraged them to make up their own mind rather than follow the preferences listed. Cr Jeanette Harding is predicting “a toss of the


“THE STAR”, Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - PAGE 7

Barlow speaks mind in council term wrap up By Jane Ross CR GARETH Barlow took full advantage of the opportunity to speak his mind as Bass Coast Shire councillors ended their last open meeting.

Two are retiring, two are standing against each other at the October 27 election and there are several candidates in every ward, including a team led by Alan Brown. Few decisions could be made because the council is in caretaker mode and mayor Cr Veronica Dowman allowed each councillor time to reflect on their years of service. Rising to his feet with the help of a single crutch (he’s hurt his leg), Cr Barlow let fly at the media. He doesn’t mind The Star but he’s not happy with other local newspapers, particularly over their coverage of an election leaflet urging constituents to vote against Alan Brown and his team. He said the articles triggered his ire because they assumed “on the basis of a hunch” the Bass Coast Ratepayers’s Group “is some kind of union front” and the group’s members “are pretty upset about that”. “In any democracy a functional media is essential. If information is a lie, the community is in the dark. It’s disgraceful.” His views are listed in full on his website. Cr Barlow began in a positive way, saying in his seven years he’d met many wonderful people, includ-

ing his fellow councillors with their passion for various issues. Cr Barlow commended mayor Cr Veronica Dowman for her companionship, friendship and support. Cr Peter Paul said his term had been sweet and bittersweet. To retiring councillors Jane Daly and Veronica Dowman, he said, “thank you for your contribution, it has been great to see gender balance on council”, adding to his ward neighbour Cr Daly, “thank you for our discussions and relationship. I treasure it”. Cr Daly thanked Cr Paul for being a great mentor. “I’m very proud to be here today and I’m very pleased to be at the end of my four years. It’s been a great honour for me to represent McHaffie Ward and Bass Coast Shire – I’m amazed to think I’m here saying this.” Cr Dowman said it has been a major privilege working with the community. “I feel very honoured to work across the shire it has been a remarkable experience.” She thanked her fellow councillors, adding, “There are times I could have strangled you! “We have had robust debate and it is so important to have diverse views. It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with each and every one of you.” The mayor thanked directors and officers for their professionalism and commitment, the Coronet Bay community and her family. Cr John Duscher thanked the entire Bass Coast community “for the opportunity of representing your

views and concerns”. “To me it has always been an honour to be chosen to represent the people. I take it very seriously and find it very humbling. “There are always challenges at the (council) table but we’ve remained focused on issues. This council has been more proactive than reactive.” He acknowledged his family “for their patience” and thanked council staff “for the way you’ve saved costs and found efficiencies”. Cr Ross Smith said he had had 27 years in public life, 10 of those in local government. “The last four in (this) council have been the best.” He thanked his wife Sarah and family, and, looking towards the mayor added, “and you in particular as outgoing mayor”, complimenting her as “very assiduous” in correcting “facts” that are flying around during the election campaign. Cr Smith said Allan Bawden had been an extremely good adviser, as had the directors. Cr Phil Wright said he had enjoyed debates and liked to think he was provocative. “The more discussion you have, the better the result you get.” He said he always sensed a restriction when working with council officers and he has ideas on how to “free that up”. He said council had performed poorly on Phillip Island’s roads but had done a great job on town boundaries. Cr Wright said community groups in the shire were “excellent”.

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POLICE BRIEFS Intoxicated swimmer

Double theft

A DRUNKEN swimmer was rescued after being swept 250 metres off shore at Cape Woolamai last Friday.

POWERTOOLS were stolen from a vehicle overnight on Monday, October 15.

Cannabis charge A 65-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with theft and possession of a drug of dependence after stealing from Wonthaggi IGA. The man was observed by staff at the supermarket stealing hair colour product from the shelf around 3.30pm last Thursday. When police spoke to the male and searched him, they located foil containing cannabis in his pocket. He was bailed to appear at the Korumburra Magistrates’ Court on November 22.

The Holden station wagon was parked in the front yard of the victim’s premises in Bent Street, Leongatha when the offender stole tools from the rear of the car, with no signs of forced entry. The tools are valued at about $1250. Another theft also occurred from a vehicle parked in Roughead Street, Leongatha between 9pm on Monday, October 15 and Wednesday, October 17. The offender entered an unlocked Nissan sedan parked in an open garage at the victim’s premises and stole coins and a pocket knife from the glove box. Police believe the two incidents may be related. Anyone with information regarding the thefts can contact Leongatha Police on 5662 2285.

Houses robbed TWO holiday houses in Jupiter Boulevard in Venus Bay were burgled in the past month. In the first house, the offender climbed external stairs and jemmied open a sliding door, before stealing a TV and a DVD player, while a flat screen TV was stolen

ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING Council Chambers, Leongatha Public attendance welcome Wed, 24 October 2012 10.00am - Public Presentations Ph: 5662 9222 to book a speaking time 2.00pm 1. Audit committee report Sept 2012 2. Report on assembly of councillors - Sept 2012 3. Councillor discretionary allocation report 4. Documents sealed - Sept 2012 5. Corner Inlet seawalls 6. Localities review 7. Annual Report 2011-2012 8. Use of council logo and term 'mayoral' policies 9. Formalise the road opening of a section of unused council road off Foster Mount Best Rd, Toora 10. Formalise the road opening of a section of unused government road off Grip Rd, Toora 11. Formalise the road name change for the section of Leongatha Yarragon Rd from Grand Ridge Rd to the Baw Baw Shire boundary 12. Proposed lease for the Korumburra Tourist Park - public advertising 13. Planning permit application 2012/141: use and development for a leisure and recreation facility (pony club) and associated works at 874 Old Leongatha Road Kardella South. TEMPORARY CLOSURE MICHAEL PLACE PUBLIC TOILETS The ‘ladies and gents’ amenities at the rear of the Leongatha Memorial Hall are closed until 30 November for extensive renovation. However, the unisex accessible toilet (top of ramp) around the corner in Michael Place will be open. We apologise for the inconvenience during this construction period. DO YOU HAVE A BUSINESS IDEA FOR COAL CREEK? Enter our fun competition to find innovative profit-generating ideas for Coal Creek, to support its quest to become cost neutral. The winning proposal will align with Coal Creek’s heritage theme and could win you a night’s luxury accommodation at Djinta Djinta Winery with a 3 course meal and two bottles of wine. In 30 to 50 words, describe your profit generating idea and what would make it successful, and email to coalcreek1@southgippsland.vic.gov.au. Terms and conditions on www.coalcreekvillage.com.au Competition closes 29 Oct 2012.

The Mazda was recovered on Friday in Scout Road, Lang Lang where it had been hidden in tea trees just off the road. Anyone with information regarding the thefts can contact Korumburra Police on 5655 1244.

Letter box bombs

A THIEF stole from the back of an ambulance in Cowes whilst

A LETTER box in Leongatha was severely damaged by two ‘soda bombs’ on the weekend. The offender made the bombs using sparklers, aluminium foil and a small gas canister, and placed them in the letter box of a private residence in Yarragon Road. Anyone with information regarding the incident can contact Leongatha Police on 5662 2285.

Car theft A BURGLAR broke into a Korumburra mechanic workshop and stole a car last week. Overnight on Tuesday, October 16, the offender forced open a rear roller door to a motor mechanic business in Commercial Street, and stole a number of tools and a box of chocolate. A silver Mazda sedan which belonged to a client was also stolen. The offender cut a chain with an angle grinder in order to drive the car from the premises.

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paramedics were attending to a patient.

Between 7.50pm and 8.10pm in Walton Street last Wednesday, the offender entered the rear of the ambulance and stole breathing masks. The vehicle was parked in the street while paramedics were with a patient. Anyone with information regarding the thefts can contact Wonthaggi Police on 5671 4100.

Bus bandit nabbed THE person responsible for throwing a bottle through a V/ Line bus windscreen recently has been caught. Leongatha Police picked up the 17-year-old male on Wednesday, October 10 and processed him for throwing the bottle, which smashed the coach’s windscreen and hit the driver

in the face. Police are looking at charging the Leongatha teenager with reckless conduct endangering lives, criminal damage and discharging a missile. He will face Korumburra Magistrates Court at a later date. Bus driver Brett Allan said he was relieved someone had been found responsible for the incident.

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HOUSING AND SETTLEMENT STRATEGY CONSULTATION Council has developed a draft Issues and Opportunity Paper as a background document for the Housing and Settlement Strategy which will guide the growth and development of the towns and localities in the Shire. The Strategy will comprise a township hierarchy, Urban Design Frameworks (UDFs) for 17 settlements, review of Rural Living Zone precincts across the Shire, and identifies land in old crown townships to be restructured using the Restructure Overlay. Five Community workshops have been organised to consult with the affected communities about the Urban Design Frameworks; with a further two scheduled for feedback from the community about the overall project. Council will also contact relevant landowners affected by the proposed Restructure Overlay and the Rural Living Zone precincts for targeted consultation. The Issues and Opportunities Paper will be available from 29 October on www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au Enquiries: 5662 9305 or victor.ng@southgippsland.vic.gov.au http://www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au/Page/Page.asp?Page_Id =1126&h=-1 UDF Community Workshops will be held on: Sat 10 November at: Memorial Hall - Fish Creek 9.00am - 10.30am War Memorial Arts Centre - Foster 11.30am - 1.00pm Dumbalk Hall 2.30pm - 4.00pm Coal Creek - Korumburra 5.00pm - 6.30pm Monday 12 November Council Chambers - Leongatha 5.00pm - 6.30pm.

AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS Nominations closing 31 October! Council’s Australia Day Awards program is a simple and effective way to recognize people in the community who make a difference. Consider those who are the backbone of your community groups, perhaps a neighbor who quietly makes a difference in many spheres, or a young person who is already demonstrating great citizenship qualities. Categories are: • South Gippsland Citizen of the Year • South Gippsland Community Event of the Year • South Gippsland Youth Contribution Certificate (non competitive). Nomination forms are available from Council or can be posted upon request. Interactive forms can be downloaded from www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au. Enquiries: 5662 9221.

TENDERS Council is inviting submissions from qualified companies/applicants for the tenders listed below: SGC13/17 SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF STEEL PRODUCTS SGC13/18 DESIGN, SUPPLY AND CONSTRUCTION OF LIGHTING POLES AND LIGHTING INCLUDING COMMISSIONING – KORUMBURRA SHOWGROUNDS Pre-tender meeting will be on-site held at 10.30 am Tues 30 October 2012. Both Tender submissions close 2.00 pm AEDST Thur 8 November 2012. Copies of tender specification are available from www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au or 5662 9254. EXHIBITION PERIOD CLOSING Residents have just one week left to review the draft Municipal Domestic Wastewater Management Plan 2012-22 and submit comment via the online survey or in writing - by 29 October. The document and survey can be accessed at Council, libraries, Information Centres and www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au Enquiries: 0407 460 991. NOVEMBER IMMUNISATION PROGRAM *Please note change of date due to Melbourne Cup Holiday. MIRBOO NORTH, M & CH Centre, Brennan Street Wed 7 November: 9am - 9.30am KORUMBURRA, Community Room, Commercial Street Wed 7 November: 11.30am -12pm NYORA, Community Hall, Henley Street, Wed 7 November: 1pm -1.30pm FOSTER, WMA Centre, Main Street *Tue 13 November: 10am -10.30am LEONGATHA, Uniting Church Hall, Peart Street * Tue 13 November 12.30pm -1.30pm Enquiries: Ph 5662 9361 COUNCIL WORKS 22 OCTOBER Area Works Kennys Road, Nyora Tree works Leongatha to Leongatha South area Road maintenance Timms Road, Poowong North Road maintenance Welshpool/Hedley to Binginwarri area Road maintenance Wild Dog Valley Road, Leongatha North Landslip repairs

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Around 7.35pm, the 23-year-old Tynong man got into difficulty after deciding to go for a swim. His wife contacted emergency services who attended and intercepted a paid life guard en route to the scene. The life guard was able to swim out to the man and rescue him. Two 19-year-old men from Templestowe and Hawthorn East on boogie boards also tried to assist the man; however one found himself in trouble and also had to be rescued by the lifesaver.

from the second house. There was no forced entry to the second property, and police believe the offender may have found a spare key to gain access. Anyone with information regarding the thefts can contact Wonthaggi Police on 5671 4100.


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Taste sensation: chef Ranjodh Singh from Leongatha's Indian Restaurant is one of three specialist chefs at the restaurant.

Team work: builder, Brent Casbolt, South Coast Christian College principal Peter Russell, Federal Member for McMillan, Russell Broadbent and college board chairman Michael van Leeuwen at the opening.

Kids find home By Simone Short SOUTH Coast Christian College’s middle school years are no longer the wandering nomads of the school, with the brand new middle school building officially opened last Friday.

Having moved from classroom to classroom over the years, the Grade 6 to Year 8 students were thrilled to finally have a space to call their own, and a rather impressive space at that. The building, designed by Peter Milkins and built by Brent Casbolt incorporates a food technology room, a textiles and learning area, two new classrooms, a special needs room, a co-ordinator’s office, a chaplain’s office and a uniform store. Federal Member for McMillan, Russell Broadbent, attended the opening to unveil the plaque for the building, with the Federal Government contributing funding for half the cost of the project. “All the promises you hoped for are suddenly here and suddenly fulfilled,” he said. “I’ve been told this building only required minimum maintenance over the next 50 years. That is five generations that will benefit from what we have built today.” The new building incorporates classrooms, a cooking tech room, a uniform store, a special education room and offices, while the students have also been allocated their own lockers for the first time. College principal Peter Russell said the centre had been a long time coming. “It does complete a longer term plan for the school in getting a flow of students through the school,” he said. “It does give the middle school students a defined place.”

New facility: Patrick, Laura and Naomi are excited to have their own lockers as part of the brand new middle school building at South Coast Christian College.

Leongatha's taste of India TAKE your taste buds on a trip For those who have avoided Indian food around India without even in the past because of the heat, don't fear because dishes can be made as mild as stepping on a plane. If you haven't tried Leongatha's newest restaurant, Leongatha Indian Restaurant, you are missing out. The three specialist chefs provide a choice of cuisines from all the Indian states. Chefs Ranjodh Singh, Suman Sahota and Preet Kaur all specialise in separate areas in the kitchen but are also versatile. Dinning in at the Leongatha Indian Restaurant is all about the experience, with a well dressed dining room that suits the food served up.

possible and won't leave you in a sweat at the table. Diners who like the heat are also welcomed, and chefs can turn up the heat for a more traditional Indian flavour and beyond. Vegetarian delights are on the menu, as well as a lot of meat based meals. Starting this week, the restaurant is offering takeaway lunches, handy for those who want a hearty meal for lunch. Drop in and see the team at the Leongatha Indian Restaurant, try some of the fantastic food and enjoy the atmosphere.

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BE sure to come to the Venus Bay Community House this Thursday (October 25). Between 1-3pm, the house will host DisabiliTEA, an afternoon tea featuring McMillan MP Russell Broadbent talking about the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Find out what it means to you and how it will support every Australian with a disability. Adam Cope will talk about why the scheme is important to him.

FANCY visiting the Royal Melbourne Zoo while raising money for cancer? A bus trip to the zoo is planned for Sunday, November 18, with all funds raised – apart from the zoo entrance fee – going to the Cancer Council

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Relay for Life. Limited seats available. Adults $40 and children $10. Call Renee on 0439 391 108 or Melissa on 0439 366 529. FIVE country gardens will be opened as part of Meeniyan’s 40th annual Art, Craft and Photography Exhibition. One of the gardens is quite special and was part of the first garden walk back in 1998. Two of the properties are linked by a short walk of 300 metres through an extended conservation area that has restored roadside bush by protecting old trees. Tickets are available at the Meeniyan Hall on Sunday, November 4, from 10am to 4pm. For more information contact Tarnya Wilson on 5664 7473. HAS anyone seen an iPod, lost between Leongatha and Meeniyan on Saturday evening? The gadget was a 10th birthday present and appears to have fallen from the top of a car somewhere between Byrne Street, Leongatha and Meeniyan. Engraved on the back is “Jaspers ipod, Happy Birthday, Luv from Dad”. A reward is offered. Phone Lee 0427 772 374.

Rotary raffle: the raffle prize painting by Harris Smith Towards Leongatha was won by Tony and Pauline Kamphuis from Leongatha. They are pictured with Leongatha Rotary Art and Photography Show Committee chairman, David John.

Huge weekend: Jodie Frassenei, formerly of Leongatha, was one of the many volunteers who participated in Saturday’s successful Fairer World Bazaar in Leongatha’s Uniting Church hall. Jodie is pictured on her Carpets for Communities stand with carpets made in Cambodia. With the Art Show and the Native Flower Show all on in Leongatha there were plenty of people about!

Ready to serve: Leongatha Primary School’s student council representatives for 2013 were named on Friday, with Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent on hand to present badges.

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Well received: MU Gippsland treasurer Gwen Matheson, MU Gippsland president Karin McKenzie, MU Melbourne president Joy Venville and MU Gippsland vice president Jenny MacRobb agreed the presentation by renowned child psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg in Traralgon recently was “wonderful”.

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“It was very interesting. He made it light. It wasn’t a heavy drudge. It was very good. He spoke for 90 minutes and a lot of people hung around after the event chatting,” she said. Brain development, sleep, alcohol and happiness were amongst the topics covered in the presentation.

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A BABY’S Day Out event was held on Sunday, encouraging women to feel comfortable and confident getting out with their babies.

fed wherever they are. This year’s theme is ‘Meet Up!’ The local South Gippsland - Bass Coast Group and Latrobe Group met at Baromi Park in Mirboo North for a

barbecue lunch. Breastfeeding Friendly Communities manager Alannah Shore said: “Babies are an important part of our busy lives and don’t

need to be hidden away in prams or fed under blankets or in separate rooms. “Community perceptions can be influenced by positive images and real

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“THE STAR”, Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - PAGE 11

’Gatha’s growth plan By Matt Dunn SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Cr Warren Raabe believes Leongatha’s newly-opened Mountain View Retirement Village was another asset for a town that would someday boast 8000 people. While

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Leongatha’s population has stagnated in recent years – hovering around the 5000 mark – Cr Raabe was keen to talk up Leongatha’s credentials for expansion when he opened the state-of-the-art development. “Why would you come to live in Leongatha? Why wouldn’t you? Just turn back and have a look outside the window there. The views are absolutely magnificent,” he said.

Top notch: Mountain View Retirement Village manager Trevor Davis (right) and owner Brad Carter are excited by the finished product.

“Why Leongatha? We’ve got around 5000 people in Leongatha with plans to grow that to about 8000.” He said plans to have 1000 more houses in the town were underway. “Over the next 10 to 15 years we’ll see major growth in this town, in our belief. Why are people coming here? Again, it’s the lifestyle, it’s the clean air, it’s the lack of pressure. It’s the fact that I can drive from Korumburra to Leongatha and not go through a traffic light,” he said. “We wish the highway was a little better. The government’s said they’ll help us out. Business-wise the town is growing. We’re encouraging economic development. Murray Goulburn has identified the factory in town for future growth. So we’re going to see more employment opportunities. “At the moment our hospital, which is very important – is undergoing a $34 million transformation – and I think that is a key to the growth plans. I think everyone was relieved the government offered to upgrade rather than close it down and move everything to Wonthaggi. “We’ve got schools, we’ve got healthcare. We’ve got a second doctors’ clinic now. We’ve got employment opportunities. Council is also looking at doing an industrial land study identifying whether we need more land for industrial activities. Council believes

Ready for growth: mayor Warren Raabe, project manager Tom Camp, manager Trevor Davis and owner Brad Carter were all in agreement about Leongatha’s growth potential. Leongatha needs more land to grow and we look forward to that growth.” Cr Raabe said tourism in the region was growing, with 220,000 vehicles travelling to Wilsons Prom each year. “People are coming into our area to visit. We’re suggesting they should come down and live here, because it’s such a beautiful place,” he said. Mountain View owner Brad Carter believes the retirement

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village is second to none in Gippsland. “I’ve been developing for more than 20 years, but I’d always had a passion for retirement villages. I see it as an ongoing reward, especially when you’re providing residents with facilities like a swimming pool, tennis courts and a bowling green,” he said. “People are actually enjoying their lives. It’s not like you sell

them something and never see them again. You get to see them enjoying the facilities on a long term basis. It’s like a big hotel. “This was a challenge for me to try something different. And I felt this was something that Leongatha was looking for. Gippsland needed to go to the next level. I think if you build it well, they’ll come. It’s going to be very hard to replicate this village, because of its superior position.”


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Thank you THE organising committee for the Fairer World Bazaar held Saturday, October 20 would like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement.

Shops, businesses, schools and churches generously displayed promotional posters, as did the Art Show and Native Plant Show. People came from far and near, and the hall was abuzz with cheer and goodwill. Customers were impressed with the quantity and quality of goods, while stall holders went away encouraged and pleased with sales for their particular charity. Not many of us can personally go overseas to improve conditions for the world’s poor and needy. But we can all do something. If every Christmas gift list includes just one item from a charity gift-catalogue, and if everyone’s festivities shopping list includes just one Fair Trade product – the flow-on benefits will last well beyond the festive season. By acting locally, we would truly make a global difference. After this year’s success, we fully expect the bazaar to become an annual event. Johanna Haasjes, Leongatha Make Poverty History and TEAR support groups.

Save pipis ENTRENCHED prejudice against women has been in the news lately. I have my own versions of this but one local example recently highlighted that even the pipi is not immune. I was informed by a man, a stranger to me at Anderson Inlet on October 9, that the “science had proved me wrong about the pipi”. After asking a few relevant questions I was asked to give my qualifications where I had lectured and the university and sub-

ject I taught! The pipi campaign has subjected me to being gagged, filibustered, harassed and insulted by at least five men and some women, because I took a firmly held belief in due process and that I had the academic science and biology background to read a thesis by Zac Lewis which received a high distinction and honours degree. This was a unique study of the implications for management of the Venus Bay pipi. Because some of the Lewis work led me to confirm what locals knew, I was able to place before the minister the lies about sufficient numbers of fisheries officers. We exposed the fact that the minister had no idea that the research existed or that his department had funded it, nor indeed that the DPI employed Zac Lewis. An unreviewed report I received did not meet my standards of research. This ‘report’ was sent back by me to the Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh. I was reliably informed by the chief executive of the Department of Primary Industries, that this report had problems which matched my critique. This second report about the winter 2011 count is currently being independently reviewed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute, SARDI. To date this has not yet been signed off on by Dr Greg Ferguson of SARDI. Thanks to public outcry, intensive enforcement was carried out on the five tourist beaches at Venus Bay during the summer season. A summer stock count following recreational harvesting was not done in spite of statements from Deputy Premier Peter Ryan in writing to The Star and Sentinel Times on February 14, 2012 and a verbal statement by Minister Walsh. I was told by DPI last week that there was a ‘measurable decline of

E D I T O R I A L New council must expand Leongatha WELL done to South Gippsland Shire Council for consulting the community about future industrial growth in Leongatha. Council last Wednesday held a public consultation session, seeking ideas regarding its industrial land strategy for the town. Leongatha needs to have land rezoned and ready to go when a developer approaches council with a project that will bring employment and economic spin-offs to this town and the broader shire. The delay surrounding the development of a business zone south of Leongatha cost this town a Holden dealership. The loss of future opportunities should not be allowed to reoccur. With this week’s council election to introduce at least four new councillors, the new council must adopt a pro-development stance and drive Leongatha forward. Too many empty shops in the central business district does not reflect well on the town’s economy and with more industrial development, the retail sector will enjoy spin-offs. The area around the Koonwarra saleyards is an ideal site for future agriculture related industry, such as machinery dealerships and rural merchandisers. Should such existing businesses relocate from the Leongatha industrial estate, they would allow for a broader range of industry to operate in the estate. Leongatha is at the hub of one of Australia’s most vibrant agricultural regions and must remain so. However council’s involvement in attracting new businesses must continue beyond rezoning land to helping fast-track planning applications. Too often there are reports of new businesses encountering hurdles when seeking planning permits from council and such a reputation must make prospective business operators think twice before opening in South Gippsland Shire. Delays just cost businesses money when business-people already have enough to worry about.

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the pipi population at the tourist beaches”. Recommendations from Zac Lewis in 2010 arose from his observations that recreational harvest is “non-benign activity”: 1) continue catch limits two litres in shell and 0.5 litres no shell; 2) minimum size limit of 45mm (shell length); 3) marked buckets and measuring tools; 4) harvester education program - throw back immature pipis; 5) regular monitoring and ongoing research; and 6) the use of the precautionary principle. Numbers 2, 3 and 6 have not occurred. Size “does not matter” is the mantra from some fisheries officers. Ongoing research still has not discovered the migration patterns of the pipi. Measurements of the impact on the pipi by harvesters last summer was not carried out. It was stated that both reports will be placed on the DPI website when available. I close stating that I have a thick skin – mainly from the scars left in my back. In addition sexism (from both genders) is alive and well – I have many examples of being told I have only three or five or 10 minutes to speak or the other less subtle “you won’t be speaking will you?”. When allocated 30 minutes recently I gave 25 and endured harassment for two months because I had held up a meeting about the pipi. Julia Gillard stated in parliament that Tony Abbott told her to “shutup” because “the woman had spoken too long” resonated with me. I lectured to a large audience at Latrobe University about gender and ethics and was amused to find that women were listed by Socrates on the same list as dogs. I thank the media and the people who campaigned and collected 1000 signatures. The petition, an education tool of its own, included all of Lewis’ recommendation with ideas about independent research and a moratorium. Should the coming season be worse and beach amenity destroyed again, I make no apology I consider we the people have raised this tiny fish to prominence. Beverley Walker, Venus Bay.

Think, vote WIDESPREAD publicity has been given recently to candidates in the Bass Coast election campaign, who have advocated drastic cuts in council rates. But if rates are cut, there will be a corresponding drop in essential services, such as home and community care programs or the regu-

lar mowing of parks, gardens and recreation reserves. According to the shire’s Independent Audit Committee and the Victorian Auditor General’s Office, council is in a sound financial position. With a shire budget of $79 million this financial year, $40 million comes from general rates and garbage charges. The remaining $39 million comes from state and federal grants as well as user fees and charges such as planning permits, dog etc registrations and land fill charges. Our capital works program, including road resealing and upgrading of drains, is $25 million this year. Employee costs are $24 million but many of these are fully funded by state and federal sources, in areas such as Landcare, and home and community care officers. To drastically reduce staff numbers will mean a reduction in these types of services. Alternatively, council could arbitrarily reduce staff numbers without loss of services by contracting out, but in reality this will cost more. Bass Coast Shire chooses to provide services with a high labour content “in-house”. Examples of these would be home and community care and road maintenance workers, who make up more than a quarter of our staff. Staff working in these areas are highly skilled and sought-after within the wider work force, so we value their services. In addition, there are many obligations council has to perform because of statutory (state law) requirements or compliances. These may not be considered as frontline services or priority areas but they have to be done to support those providing services directly to the community such governance, finance and procurement areas. Often the delivery of services, in areas where council has some degree of flexibility to move, are the ones that are most valued, such as home and community care, the visitor information centres and street sweeping. In the area of service delivery, Bass Coast Shire is committed to continual improvements and cost savings. These savings are publicly reported to ordinary council meetings every month. While I have publicly advocated staff reductions by natural attrition, this does not always work out in practice. Because council provides more than 100 different services, it cannot be assumed that the staff left behind after a retirement or resignation, has the capacity or required skills to take over this particular role. Reducing staff means that

something does not get done and this will also have an impact on service delivery in the long run. So for those people wanting to cut staff, they should come out into the open and nominate what services they will cut and the impact this will have on the community as a whole. However, if I become aware of instances where council can prune non-essential tasks, I will work towards eliminating them from our workload, thus reducing unnecessary costs. I implore you, therefore, to think carefully before you cast your vote in Saturday’s poll. Cr Ross Smith, Inverloch.

Repair roads Dear Peter Ryan. In the last few months, we have noticed that VicRoads are having to resort to the ridiculous practice of putting up temporary speed reduction signs on the South Gippsland Highway, reducing the speed limit from 100km/h to 80km/h. These are appearing in areas where the potholes are now the size of craters. Are you not embarrassed by this? Why not do what you promised and fix the roads, rather than seek to just cover your legal liability by putting the onus back onto the driver? Is there any other ‘small print’ disclaimers on these signs that we should be aware of? If you are going to let this shameful broken promise continue, please be honest with your own electorate and ask VicRoads to put up signs which are direct and honest, like: “Warning. Due to broken promises, 30 per cent chance of having a fatal accident for next 100km”. Andrew McFarland, Venus Bay.

Out of control I NOTE Australia’s debt has now soared to well above the legislated limit of $250,000,000,000. How can it be that this government can simply keep on borrowing and spending with abandon and there doesn’t seem to be any accountability on debt reduction? Why is it that the Labor Party has a track record of borrowing and leaving huge debts for the Libs to pay back? A mandarin who was supposed to be available for a Senate supplementary budget estimates hearing has instead escaped to Paris for what would seem to be a sojourn. In the meantime we are borrowing money to pay for his trip. To achieve what?

Australia’s borrowings have soared past the quarter of a trillion dollar mark with an escalation in borrowings and not a reduction. I note today we have reached $256,386,000,000. Since September 28 when we reached the $250,000,000,000 millstone, we have borrowed an additional 6.386 billion dollars. And that’s on top of all the taxes the socialists are squandering. In 20 days alone, the Labor Government has borrowed an additional $319,300,000,000 a day! That’s now triple what they have been borrowing for 1800 days straight (every single day including Christmas Day!). The borrowings are escalating rapidly it would seem as we approach election time next year. No doubt Mr Swan will tell the Australian public that after the next election there will some sort of planned “downward” trend! Clearly if he were in my house he would be going hungry and the extras in life would be out of reach until he learnt to live within your means. I am going to be Mr Swan’s Achilles heel, make no mistake about it. I won’t forget he was at the helm of these massive borrowings and in a decade’s time I shall be reminding Australia in case they conveniently forget what destruction he and his government have wreaked on this great nation. Tony Griggs, Hallston.

Pothole idea STATE road potholes are forming faster than maintenance can manage.

To suddenly swerve at highway speed is dangerous. A paint marker several metres on the approach side of big holes would give warning. Robert Young, Inverloch.

Generosity shows

CONGRATULATIONS and thank you to Inverloch Lotto and Korumburra Authorised Newsagency for their generosity during the Very Special Kids 2012 Piggy Bank Appeal.

Inverloch Lotto raised an amazing $8142.60, taking out the award for the highest fundraising outlet in Victoria, while Korumburra Authorised Newsagent raised $1610.30. A total of $1.44 million raised by Victorians for Very Special Kids, will continue to help support 29 local families of children with life-threatening illnesses in the Gippsland region. Sister Margaret Noone, Patron, Very Special Kids.

VOXPOP! VOX Have you taken an interest in council elections?

“No, not really. I’m from New Zealand so I can’t vote because I’m not an Australian citizen.” Stacey Cole, Dumbalk.

“It will be good to see some new blood.” Roger Wittingslow, Korumburra.

“No, I don’t really take a great interest. I’m concerned about coal seam gas but I’m also aware that it is a State Government issue, not a council issue.” Peter Cook, Korumburra.

“No, not really. I’ve just been here for two weeks now.” Doug Rook, Dollar.


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Road toll still too high

ROAD fatalities in Bass Coast and South Gippsland this year are down 50 per cent on the same time in 2011, however police believe this is still not good enough.

Four people have died on our roads this year, with two crashes taking place on Phillip Island at the Surf Beach and Newhaven, one at Bass and one at Ranceby. Bass Coast Highway Patrol Acting Sergeant Michael Ritchie said while the reduced figure was “obviously pleasing”, police would continue to enforce safe driving until the toll remained zero. “Four people to lose their lives going about their day to day business is still far too many,” he said. “At least two of those collisions we know involved alcohol. From that, we have been performing operations targeting patrons leaving licensed premises at all hours of the day and evening.” Act Sgt Ritchie said two of the accidents also occurred early in the morning. “As a result, we’ve had operations targeting early morning traffic, which has brought us some success,” he said. “These morning operations have been starting as early as 4am or slightly later and are obviously targeting major highways throughout South Gippsland and Bass Coast areas.” As the busy holiday period draws closer, police will also be running

Lower the toll: a man killed at Ranceby in March was one of four fatalities on South Gippsland and Bass Coast roads so far this year. a number of operations to keep our roads safe, including Operation RAID (Remove All Impaired Drivers), and Operation Agis, which will run from December 22 until January 6. These operations will also run in conjunction with Operation Crossroads. Police will be targeting motorists

driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, as well as issues including speed, fatigue and distractions, such as mobile phones. Act Sgt Ritchie said the TAC was also funding a local police initiative called Fafe Season, which will run at random times from November until

May next year. “That operation will again be targeting alcohol and patrons leaving licensed premises during both the day and evening,” he said. “Obviously with the busier summer period, that’s when people are frequenting these places more often and

facing the choices whether they drink and drive or not.” Another local operation known as Spook also targets late evening shifts, especially around weekends and licensed premises. While police presence in the streets may deter people from driving whilst drunk, Act Sgt Ritchie said unfortunately the majority of offenders are aware they are breaking the law. “People who know exactly what they’re doing is wrong, often make the silly decision to drink and drive. That’s the type of offender we’re finding these days, which is disappointing,” he said. “We’re using both marked and unmarked vehicles for our operations and the community is aware of what we require of them. If they think they’re going to see a police car and that’s enough to deter them, on most occasions, they won’t see the police car until it does pull them up.” Act Sgt Mick Ritchie asked all motorists to drive safely as we are “approaching the mad season”, and the roads expected to be extremely busy this summer. “People need to consider their options when travelling during the summer period; they need to consider when and where they’re travelling to,” he said. “We’re calling upon everyone to show patience and vigilance with their driving because road safety isn’t just our job, it’s the job of all motorists.”

Side airbags receive thumbs up ROADS Minister Mulder last week announced the results of a study into the effectiveness of side airbags at the Australian Performance Vehicles (APV) Tech Centre in Campbellfield. Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) analysed a range of side airbag systems along with police injury crash data in Australia and New Zealand. “The Victorian Coalition Government is committed to improving safety for road users, including encouraging safer vehicle purchases and investigating the effectiveness of safety features,” Mr Mulder said.

“Side impact vehicle crashes are common and harmful, accounting for 25 per cent of vehicle occupant casualties and 28 per cent of fatalities in Australia. “The analysis found a dramatic 51 per cent reduction in injury to all body regions; a 61 per cent reduction in injury to the head, neck, face and chest; and a 53 per cent reduction in injury to the head, neck and face. “There is no doubt that combination airbags are highly effective in reducing injury and death in a crash.” Ross McArthur, manager of vehicle safety and policy at VicRoads, said he was pleased to be able to provide the Victorian community with this

important safety information. “The results of this study demonstrate just how much of a difference safety features can make in preventing deaths on our roads,” he said. “Side curtain airbags can fully inflate within 15 milliseconds of impact to protect occupants from the vehicle and intruding objects such as poles, trees and other vehicles.” TAC chief executive officer Janet Dore urged Victorians to put safety first when buying a car. “Drivers should choose a vehicle with proven safety features, such as side airbags, to protect themselves and their loved ones in the event of a crash,” she said. “This research shows just how critical safety

features such as side curtain airbags can be. TAC encourages all drivers to do their homework and put safety features such as side airbags front of mind when buying a car.” This research is supported by the Commonwealth Government, VicRoads, TAC, the New Zealand Government, Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs including the RACV, and Australian States and Territories. To view the research report and for more information on vehicle safety, visit www.vicroads. vic.gov.au/vehiclesafety TAC’s website www.howsafeisyourcar.com. au provides a list of searchable vehicles with both front and rear side curtain airbags.

This is why you’re photographed when you speed. Ryan Evans, 13. Killed 2001.


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See film and book early

JETSET Leongatha will host its 21st film night in early November, giving people a chance to book early for travel in 2013 and save lots of money at the same time.

The film night will include detail about Uniworld Boutique River Cruises and Creative Holidays, both

of which can slot in with Trafalgar Tours’ itineraries. Jetset’s Jill Carmody said the idea of the film nights is to give a taste of what’s available so she and her staff can later discuss clients’ individual travel needs in the Jetset office. Jill loves to travel and likes to see as much as she can when she’s away. But she realises that’s not for everyone and she’s pleased Trafalgar Tours has recognised that too, denoting the pace of its holidays as “relaxed”, “comfortable”, “leisurely” or “lively”. The categories help with the inclusion of Uniworld River Cruises and Creative Holidays options. “I’ve done many tours with Trafalgar,” Jill said, “their program is so well balanced.” The film night will start at 7.30pm on November 7, in the St Laurence’s Parish Centre, Ogilvy Street, Leongatha. Included will be early bird air fares and packages, released in conjunction with 2013 Trafalgar Tours and Uniworld travel brochures. The Creative Holidays European brochure has not been released yet, but should be ready by the film night. “We do have online access though,” Jill explained. She said Trafalgar Tours has some great offerings in its first class cost saver program and there is a range of saving options for early registration. “For the first time they’re introducing an early payment discount.”

If you book your tour and pay in full by December 27, you save up to 10 per cent of the tour cost. Pay by February 28 and save 7.5 per cent or by April 30 for a five per cent discount. And those discounts are irrespective of any frequent traveller discounts and multiple tour discounts. Jill said Trafalgar Tours is a good company with a huge range of guided holidays and city breaks. “Their programs are well planned and so very well balanced. There is guided sightseeing with their tour directors and local guides, allowing free time for optional extra excursions.” The latter may cover cultural experiences such as enjoying a meal in a private home with local cuisine cooked by local people. Jill said she recommends people decide ahead which extra excursions they are interested in so they have a clear idea when it comes to making the arrangements with directors at the time the tour starts. She said more tours are including rail, such as an eight-day London and Paris one where a Trafalgar Tours director helps with planning and sightseeing. Combining travel through Trafalgar Tours, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises and the stopovers or independent travel offered by Creative Holidays sounds like the perfect way to see the world. The offerings are for the April to October season.

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Daring to dream By Matt Dunn MEMBER for McMillan Russell Broadbent urged Leongatha Primary School students last week to dare to “dream”.

Stage bound: Year 10 dancers immersed in their characters. Photo: Jamie Cummins.

Teens hold audience in awe

MORE than 500 people applauded Leongatha Secondary College students at the college’s biannual performance evening last Thursday. Students from years seven to 12 showcased a variety of entertaining performances ranging from mime and circus to a Bollywood wedding at Mesley Hall. VCE students Aleisha Casbolt and Amy Charlton performed dance solos they will present to a panel of assessors in

Collingwood this Friday. Year 12 senior school leader, David McGillevray, astounded the audience with an umbrella illusion. Parents and friends phoned the school last Friday, congratulating staff and students for a fantastic night. Teachers Linda Hamilton and Michelle Dalmasetto have worked with the students for the semester and produced a well rehearsed and polished show. More photos online at www.thestar. com.au and in next week’s Star.

Market reaches milestone By Sarah Vella THE Inverloch Farmers Market celebrated its 60th market, at The Glade on Sunday. Nearly 50 stalls of local, fresh produce were present to help mark the milestone. Peter Arnold, director of Regional Farmers Markets, said the Inverloch market has the biggest range of Victorian produce in the whole state. “Regional Farmers Markets holds 16 other markets across Victoria and Inverloch would have to be one of the most successful,” Mr Arnold said. “We get strong support for this market for all 12 months of the year. Whatever the weather, we are always here.” People travel from all across Gippsland and beyond to be a part of the Inverloch market and Mr Arnold described it as a

Gippsland market. “Around 60 per cent of the stalls that are here are from within Gippsland, which expresses our motto: fall in love with local food,” Mr Arnold said. “It is a great community market. The people from Inverloch have really gotten behind it and it is really well supported. “Food is the cement that binds the local community together, therefore this market helps to bind the community. People take pride in what is produced in the local area.” The Inverloch/Kongwak Primary School holds a stall at no cost at each market. The school sells egg and bacon rolls, which has helped to raise around $30,000 for the school in the five years it has been running. More photos online at www.thestar.com.au

Fresh flowers: Karen, Tim, Ruby Rose and Bill Wolswinkel from Leongatha were running the Prom Country Flowers’ stall.

Mr Broadbent, who attended the school’s Friday assembly, said the world was a far different place from the one he knew as a boy growing up in Koo Wee Rup. The school is preparing for the arrival of 10 children from a sister school in Jakarta, Indonesia, SDN Pondok Labu 11. Next year 25 Grade 6 students – along with a contingent of parents and teachers – will venture to China to gain an insight into school life in the Asian giant. Grade 5 student Charli Fixter, who will host one of the Indonesian students and is amongst those China-bound, told Friday’s school assembly that she had been skypeing her new friend in the lead up to their meeting. Charli discovered that the girl, who likes to be called “Mimi”, is, amongst other things, a fan of teen pop sensation One Direction. Asked what she was looking forward to about the visit, Charli said: “I want to find out more about Indonesian culture.” Mr Broadbent told the school children the opportunity to host Indonesian students and to visit China was something wonderful, and far removed from his own childhood. “I want to talk to you about unlimited dreams. I never, ever dreamed that I’d be standing in front of you as the Federal Member for McMillan. I never dreamed I’d have someone talking to us about skype-ing with another person from another country with another language,” he said. “I never dreamed I’d come to school and they’d have a room where they only taught Indonesian. I never dreamed I’d come into a school and they’d have 25 students and their parents going to China next year. I never dreamed that that could possibly happen, out of the Australia I knew. “I never dreamed there’d be so many of you who would become international people – not local, not state, not federal, but international people. You’ll actually go and learn and teach and interact international, out

Daring to dream: Grade 5 student Charli Fixter, who will shortly host a student from Indonesia and is China-bound next year, with Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent.

of Leongatha Primary School. You’ll actually make a difference. “I never dreamed that would be possible in my lifetime, because I came out of a tiny primary school in Koo Wee Rup where the nearest interaction came from Pakenham. And they were the enemy, because they beat us at football and cricket and tennis. “I never dreamed there was a life outside the expanse of Koo Wee Rup, and yet I see you today in a totally different world and I get excited, because I never dreamed. It’s up to you to dream really big.”

Native plants on show By Sarah Vella ANOTHER successful native flower show was held in Leongatha over the weekend. Staged by the Australian Plants Society, South Gippsland Group at the recreation reserve, the show featured a display of native plants and flowers, as well as plant and book sales. Jim Lyons, president of the South Gippsland Group, said the displays were different this year and many people left positive comments. “People were especially impressed with the corrugated iron raised garden beds. We received a lot of positive comments on those,” he said. “We were concerned in the lead up to the show this year, as we were unable to display or sell any plants in the Myrtaceae family, because of myrtle rust. “It has turned out not to have mattered however, as we have been able to display and sell many plants that are outside that family.” This is the 25th consecutive year the show has been run and Mr Lyons said some current members of the group were involved with the first show. “We do make a reasonable profit out of the show, which we choose to put back into the community,” he said. “Last year we completed the native garden in front of the Inverloch Primary School. We have also donated money to the

Leongatha Primary School for their Australian native garden.” Mr Lyons said showcasing native flowers and plants was important to foster an interest in Australian native plants. “At our show, we have a huge variety of flowers on display, each with its botanical and sometimes common name,” he said. “This helps people to link a flower with a name and many of our visitors

find it very helpful.” All of the flowers on display are grown in South Gippsland, with the majority being grown by members of the group. “People regularly comment on the spectacular waratahs, banksias and grevilleas. They always catch people’s eyes,” Mr Lyons said. The South Gippsland Group meets most months in Leongatha, often with the help of a guest speaker.

They also meet in Inverloch, and run trips to native gardens and bush. Each child who visits the show is given an Australian native plant to take home and plant in their own garden. “I have had kids coming up to tell me they love their plant they received a few years ago and that it is growing and thriving. It is all a part of fostering a long term interest in native plants,” Mr Lyons said.

Awesome display: Coral Hughes and Jim Lyons with some of the huge, colourful displays made by members of the South Gippsland Group for the Native Flower Show on the weekend.


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New $7.5m school on way The main building has been all but knocked down and the site preparation has begun for the laying of founda-

21stt century. “We have done what we can to ensure this new building provides our students with the best possible facilities for learning.� “Rural children and students already face several disadvantages in terms of education. We are going to end up with a state of the art, modern facility, equal to what our city counterparts have.� The plans for the new school build-

combines lots of funky, innovativee ideas which will make it significantlyy better than the existing school. “The teachers are ecstatic aboutt the development. Some of them hadd maybe begun to think it was never go-ing to happen, but once the demolition started, it made it very real,� she said. Some teachers have been using the demolition to enhance their student’s learning by taking the classroom outside and allowing students to observe

tions for the new facility. College principal Karen Lanyon said the project is expected to be finished by August, 2013. “The students are currently based in temporary relocatable buildings, so classes have been able to resume as usual,� Ms Lanyon said. “The temporary learning spaces are not the best, but we are making do because we know what we will have at the end will be great. “One reason we wanted to update the school was the old school buildings were circa 1950s, but the bigger reason was that our existing buildings no longer met the learning needs of the

ing have been developed over two years, Ms Lanyon said, and have been designed with flexibility in mind and with the latest technological innovations. “The new building is completely open plan and each classroom can be adapted to meet the learning and teaching styles required by each class,� she said. “The beauty of our design is the outdoor classrooms that we have integrated into the design. They are really great teaching spaces, which therefore provide a better learning environment for the students.� Ms Lanyon said the new building

the demolition process. “A group of students are making a movie of the demolition and a teacher is making a photo montage of the process as well.� Ms Lanyon said even the college’s jewellery teacher has been on site to collect bits and pieces to use in her classroom. “It has been a really exciting time for both teachers and students, if a little bit noisy,� she said. The project is being funded by the State Government and the company which tendered to complete the project is employing as many local contractors as possible.

By Sarah Vella MIRBOO North Secondary College is currently undergoing a $7.5 million facelift, with demolition works already well underway.

Above, Exciting times: school principal Karen Lanyon said the whole school is excited about the prospect of a new, innovative school. Right, Knock out: the building project at Mirboo North Secondary College is full steam ahead with the demolition well under way. The new school is expected to be completed by August 2013.

               

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You know that building in Korumburra you love? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up for auctionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;,â&#x20AC;? Mrs Van Hammond explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So we went along to the auction not expecting to buy it but next thing we know weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re bidding and we won.â&#x20AC;? Renovations have been completed on the post office itself as well as the adjoining house. The whole site has a heritage overlay so thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not much change on the outside of the building. Inside is a completely different story. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t touch the outside because of the overlay and there some features inside we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change either,â&#x20AC;? Mr Van Hammond said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had to keep the arches and the magnificent ceiling in the foyer of the post office which we were happy to do.â&#x20AC;? The shop is full of very attractive giftware with a French influence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something for everyone here and at a wide range of prices,â&#x20AC;? Mr Van Hammond said. There is a wide range of stylish wares including clocks, candles, frames, sculptures and much more. The Van Hammonds are interested in the history of the post office too and welcome any information any locals have. Pop into the Old Corner Post Office for some great gifts, a piece of history and a friendly chat.


“THE STAR”, Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - PAGE 19

Mixed messages

Hard road: Leongatha Kindergarten’s Hassett Street three-year-old group (pictured) will step up to the four-year-old program next year. But other centres across the state are unlikely to meet the deadline. Pictured with the pupils are teachers Kristine Duvoisin-Timms (left) and Tricia Berryman (right) and kindergarten director Jodie McGannon (centre).

-Kinders struggle with new 15 hours ruling By Matt Dunn THE FEDERAL Government’s plan to have 15 hours of kindergarten for four-year-olds by 2013 is failing. Local providers say they have been given little help or money or help to see the scheme come to fruition. Meanwhile, the state government is telling providers they needn’t worry if they aren’t able to reach the deadline. While Leongatha Kindergarten - which has a centre at Hassett St and another (Allora) at Symmons St - is ready to deliver on the Federal Government directive, director Jodie McGannon said it had been a long hard road toward implementation. “One teacher can’t teach two groups of 4-year-olds anymore. There have been a lot of employment issues that have had to be addressed. Because sessions are longer we’ve had to implement staff breaks. It’s been really difficult to structure,” she said. “We also have to work out the times that are suitable for children and not have programs running at 5pm when children are too tired to concentrate. That’s been difficult to organise.” The kindergarten committee had been under the impression that it had to be ready to offer the 15 hours of kindergarten at the beginning of 2013, but the State Government is delivering a different message. “The State Government has sort of done a back-flip on its agreement with the Federal Government and said, ‘We can’t get enough teachers, we can’t get this up and running. We haven’t got enough of anything.’ It has said to us, ‘If you can implement it that would be fantastic, but if you can’t we’ll give you more time,’” Mrs McGannon said.

“We’ve actually had to apply to the State Government to be able to do it. We were under the impression all the way through that it was an expectation, but when it came time to get the extra money to run it, we actually had to get their approval.” A State Government spokesperson said that “while a clear majority of services are expected to deliver extended kindergarten programs in 2013, others are having some difficulty meeting the deadline”. “The Victorian Government will offer intensive support to services which indicate an inability to implement longer kindergarten programs,” she said. “To date the Baillieu Government has allocated over $117 million in National Partnership funds for pilot programs, infrastructure, scholarship and workforce programs and change management grants to services across Victoria in order to transition the sector for longer kindergarten programs.” Member for McMillan, Russell Broadbent said a “bureaucratic decree about what should be may be effective in a wealthy inner metropolitan area” didn’t work outside the city. “It just forgets what it’s like if you’re in Fish Creek, or you’re in Dargo where you’re struggling to get school buses for your kids, let alone implementing it in outer Melbourne or country Victoria or Australia,” he said. “You can’t just say to a group, ‘You will now supply an extra 15 hours, but we’re giving you no funding, no extra support and nothing to back it up.’ It’s typical of the Federal Government of today, saying that it’s going to implement a program, but with no money or support to back it up.”


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Schools short changed By Matt Dunn

Handy pair: Cr Ross Smith and Merv Riley are driving the push for a menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shed in Inverloch.

Invy blokes need a shed THE men of Inverloch want a place where they can be blokes, doing their blokey thing.

A petition is circulating around town calling for support to establish a menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shed in Inverloch. Bass Coast Shire Council is backing the proposal and is helping the men find a suitable site to begin. Merv Riley is leading the charge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shed will get the elderly fellas away from their wivesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; feet and it will be a place where they can meet instead of sitting around the house all day,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They can make toys and different things.â&#x20AC;? Cr Ross Smith is working with Mr Riley and council to turn the vision into a fully operational menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shed, and has given $500 from his ward discretionary fund towards investigating how feasible the project is. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No one believes there shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be one but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a matter of finding an appropriate site,â&#x20AC;? he said. The group of men behind the shed push are interested in a council or privately owned site. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got to be big. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got to have some-

where to do woodwork and an eating place. If we are going to have welding and steelwork, we have got to have a reasonable size set-up,â&#x20AC;? Mr Riley said. He enjoys working with steel and believes men of all ages could develop their skills in a menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People could come in and show us what to do,â&#x20AC;? Mr Riley said. Other menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sheds in the area have proven to be places where men can not only work with their hands but also talk, make new friends and learn about health issues too. With Inverlochâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popularity as a place to retire, the shed is sure to be well patronised. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the Charltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shed, they can make toys and whatever, and a bloke has donated a shop in the town to showcase the furniture they make,â&#x20AC;? Mr Riley said. The petition has already attracted about 60 signatures and is available to sign at Capeview Mitre 10 hardware and BP service station, both in Inverloch. Anyone willing to offer a site or support can contact Mr Rileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son-in-law Laurie Tuddin on 5674 3 982.

SOUTH Coast Christian College Principal Peter Russell believes independent schools are being short-changed when it comes to disability funding. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A student who has an educational need and would receive an aide in a primary school â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with the tens of thousands of dollars of funding that goes with that â&#x20AC;&#x201C; would receive $5000 at an independent school. This is for exactly the same student with exactly the same needs,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to take that money out of our normal school funding or we have to say to the parents, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t provide an aide for the time.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; We get creative with what we have to do. We get one aide who will work with several students and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll pool them in the class.â&#x20AC;? But Leongatha Primary School principal Rob Higgins said public schools were no better off their independent cousins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both systems have different selection criteria for eligibility. Children who are eligible in a government school for aid funding may be funded at five different levels, depending on the learning needs of the child,â&#x20AC;? he said. Mr Higgins said a level five child may indeed receive tens of thousands of

dollars in support funding, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but in over 20 years of being a principal I have never had a level five student in my school and have seldom had a level four student.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The levels rise incrementally in funding, with most students who are funded falling into the level two category,â&#x20AC;? Mr Higgins said. Whatever the difference in funding, state Education Minister Martin Dixon said there were hopes the Federal Governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gonski report into education would see more funding directed toward the needs of children with a disability. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In February 2012, the Commonwealth Government released the final report on the Review of Funding for Schooling (Gonski Report). Gonski proposes that the additional costs of supporting students with a disability should be included as a loading to the schooling resource standard, once nationally consistent data on student numbers and adjustment levels becomes available,â&#x20AC;? Mr Dixon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This loading for students with disability would be funded as an entitlement in all schools, regardless of sector. While there is currently no nationally consistent means of collecting this information, work is currently underway at the national level to progress a model that will deliver nationally valid data collection.â&#x20AC;?

Help needed: South Coast Christian College principal Peter Russell believes independent schools are being short changed in disability funding.

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“THE STAR”, Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - PAGE 21

BURST of colour Spring fashions race into Leongatha FINE feathers make fillies and this Spring carnival you will have the winning look from head to toe from L C Excessorise and Influence on Dusk in Leongatha. FIFTY shades of just about every colour in the rainbow will feature this spring from the vibrant tangerines, rich buttercup yellows, striking reds, blue hues and purples and eye popping florals to pastels, and of course black and white is always an odds on bet. The key to a winning combination is getting the right information and the outfit and colour that best suits you, and if you want to turn heads then two great stores in Leongatha will have you dressed for success. Head to Influence on Dusk for the perfect spring racing outfit. Owner Judy Stone is only too happy to help out with some friendly advice and she has a great range of new season fashions that will have you looking fabulous at the races, out for lunch and dinner, or partying the night away. With the outfit all wrapped up, now is the time to put the icing on the cake and Lina

Chizzoniti, owner of L C Excessorise is excited about the fabulous array of fascinators, hats, handbags, shoes and jewellery that will complement your outfit. Lina makes shopping a lot of fun, and Excessorize is a jewel in the crown for this town where you can find all the accessories you will need to look good this spring and for a quarter of the price you will have to pay in the city. Women, both locally and out of town, flock to these two stunning boutiques to snap up the latest season looks. A tip for race-goers this year will see the traditional and very elegant black and white all the go for the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival Derby Day. Melbourne Cup will be a sea of colour where just about anything goes, Oaks Day is really one for the ladies. With the official flower being the pink rose, it is a time for romantic looks, delicate fabrics and blooming belles, while Emirates Day will see the young ones shine in their latest race fashions. Spring is a time of renewal, so throw out the old glad rags and add a splash of colour to your wardrobe.

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Ride2Work Day: Mimmie Ng, Fiona Edwards, Victor Ng, Vicki Bradley, Geoff Coulter, Nick Edwards with Flynn and Neve Edwards, and Craig Lyon at the South Gippsland Shire Council offices in Leongatha..

Cyclists rewarded: South Gippsland Shire Council transport connections co-ordinator Fred Boreham and acting manager for community strengthening Barbara Look, cook up a barbecue breakfast for Ride2Work Day last Wednesday.

Ride on, ride high! By Simone Short SOUTH Gippslanders swapped four wheels for two last Wednesday as part of Ride2Work Day. The Bicycle Network initiative not only encouraged commuters to make the healthier and greener trip to work for one particular day, but to incorporate it into their everyday routine. Staff from South Gippsland Shire Council celebrated the event with a breakfast after donning their helmets and cycling to work. Strategic planning officer Nick Edwards said South Gippsland was only one of many councils embracing the initiative. “The day looks at alternative

19th century transport: Ross West said his replica Penny Farthing bicycle, which he rode to the South Gippsland Shire Council offices for Ride2Work Day last week, is a real attention grabber when he cycles the rail trail.

ways to get to work,” he said. “Statistics have shown around 40 per cent of all trips made to work are under three kilometres, and I can ride this on my bike in only 10 minutes. “Riding your bike saves a lot of hassle too, such as finding a park for your car; you can park your bike anywhere for as long as you want. You also save money in fuel and it’s better for your health.” Mr Edwards said council was also introducing a bike user group for staff as an outcome of the morning. While bicycles are nothing out of the ordinary, one participant attracted attention when he rode his Penny Farthing bicycle to the shire offices. Ross West from Woorarra

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“THE STAR”, Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - PAGE 23

Ship shape at Barry Beach By Matt Dunn ESSO’s Barry Beach Terminal superintendent Mark Duthie believes the company has a bright future in the region. The terminal is the supplier to the energy giant’s Bass Strait oil and gas operations – shipping all manner of things to workers far from their mainland homes. Mr Duthie, who has been working at Barry Beach for two-and-a-half years, but for part of the company decades longer, said the terminal staff had a “real focus on safety and doing the right things in an economic way to continue to run the site into the foreseeable future”. In real estate parlance, the terminal would be said to have “million dollar” views - a picture postcard vista of coast and mountains. The workers move

with purpose, but are seemingly free of the stress that can inhabit other worksites. “Everything that goes out to the platforms, other than the people, pretty much goes through Barry Beach. We supply their food requirements, diesel requirement, their glycol requirements for the gas pipelines and all their other materials,” Mr Duthie said. “Every single thing, from pieces of pipe and valves, to exercise bikes and gym equipment and dart boards and billiard tables. Everything goes out through here. Everything that keeps people happy and functioning.” Moored at the terminal last week was the Lady Kari-Ann, an old girl (about 30 years old, but still in ship shape condition) who was readying herself for another trip when The Star dropped in last week. Mr Duthie said she would not leave port until almost

every part of her was crammed full with essentials. “This is the vessel that is supporting the projects at Marlin B and West Tuna. She will go out, taking materials to the platforms where construction is occurring, and then come back. We have a second vessel that runs to all the regular platforms. She makes two trips a week to all the platforms in the strait,” he said. Mr Duthie said there was about 50 reg-

ular staff at the terminal, but the number swells with those workers who come on to the site. “It might be people like truck drivers, people doing specialist maintenance activities, asphalt repairers and food suppliers who manage the food for those offshore,” he said. Mr Duthie said that the regular and massive supply of glycol – which stops pipes freezing - to the platforms was per-

Lady Kari-Ann: Mark Duthie pictured in front of the 30 year old ship.

haps the most important function the terminal and the ships fulfilled.

“If the glycol doesn’t move, the gas doesn’t move,” he said.

Mark Duthie: the Barry Beach Terminal superintendent believes the company has a bright future in the region.

Esso hosts community lunch LAST Thursday Esso invited local community group representatives to tour through the company’s Barry Beach Terminal, and attend a lunch at the Foster Golf Club. The popular annual event drew a big crowd. The company has been a generous contributor to many groups, including hospitals, schools and the CFA.

Right, Boys club: Gippsland Ports’ CEO Nick Murray, Yarram Secondary College technology teacher Mark Dows and CFA group officer for South Gippsland David Grylls.

Great mates: Foster Primary School principal Fiona Bull with South Gippsland Shire Council councillor and election candidate Mohya Davies.

All smiles: Foster CFA Captain David Jones and Port Albert Coast Guard Skipper Bill Knibbs were standing at attention.

Principally speaking: South Gippsland Secondary College acting assistant principal Darren Cripps, Yarram Primary School principal Penny Earle and Welshpool Primary School principal Geoff Cooling were a cosy trio at the Esso lunch.

On guard: Port Welshpool Coast Guard administrator Greg Gordon and Toora Primary School principal Barb Purvis had a great time.


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Place getters: Sianan Price and Ebony Simrajh were among those students representing Newhaven College at an inter-school showjumping competition.

Wonthaggi North celebrates 100 years

IT could have been the very first day of school 100 years ago for Wonthaggi North Primary last Friday, when students celebrated the school’s centenary by dressing in 1912 costumes.

Students experienced strict teaching methods from the early 1900s, as well as an attentive inspection by Principal Matt McKittrick in the morning, when he made sure all the girls’ fingernails were clean and the boys were carrying hankies. Those chosen for best dressed on the day, were rewarded with lamingTop hats and petticoats: jumping straight out of 1912 were teach- tons for their morning tea. Fortunately, not all teaching ers Michael Dowson, Rob Robertson, Beryl Jackson, Abby Dowd and methods from 1912 were exerted on Beth Kavanagh. the day, with the strap left in the cupboard and away from mischievous children. Past and present Wonthaggi North students and teachers celebrated the school’s centenary during the weekend, with many re-living their old school days.

Left, Boys from the past: (back from left) Taj, Joel, Fynn, TJ, (front) Luke and Jaxon look the part in their braces and caps at school last Friday.

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Showjumpers ride with style FOUR Newhaven College students competed in an inter-school showjumping event that attracted 67 schools and more than 30 riders in each class.

Newhaven’s Ebony Simrajh and Sianan Price rode in the improvers’ section with Sianan coming third and Ebony sixth in the two-phase class. Ashlea O’Brien competed in the progressive class. Jumping fences over 95cm, she rode a beautiful clear round in the two-phase but was not quite fast enough to secure a place. But in the grand prix, Ashlea rode two clear rounds to secure a place in the jump off. She rode a very quick time to place 6th, and earned 10 points for Newhaven College.

Jessica Bolding rode in the challenging intermediate class with fence heights set at 105cm. A committed Year 11 student, Jessica has not been able to devote the full amount of time required to train her horse. She rode tentatively in the two-phase class and knocked a rail in the speed section, putting her out of contention for a place. In the grand prix, she was unfortunate to knock two rails in the first round, but recovered for a superb second round, leaving her extremely pleased even though she just missed a place in the jump off. For the first time, the college will run its own inter-school showjumping competition. This will be held at Ayr Hill Equestrian Centre on December 7.

THE Poowong community will be surveyed by volunteers to determine if the town should be free of coal seam gas mining.

Lovely manners: Jessica, Ella, Niamh and Larnah curtsey for the camera during the Wonthaggi North Primary School’s centenary celebrations.

A small group of volunteers will conduct door to door surveys in coming weeks. The survey follows a series of meetings in the town. More than 150 people attended a meeting in September, with guest speakers, hydrologist Gavin Mudd, Nick Croggan of the Environmental Defenders Office, Dr Merryn Redenbach of Doctors for the Environment and Brian Monk, a Queensland farmer, via video link. The speakers reported impacts of coal and gasfield mining on waterways, air quality, health and wellbeing, and farmland.

Burns to reduce fire risk Landcare dollars flow PLANNED burns will be

LANDCARE networks will deliver projects with the latest State Government funding.

South Gippsland Landcare Network’s Extending Bunurong Biodiversity Biolinks and Bass Coast Landcare Network’s Powlett Catchment Demonstration Project will be funded. The $300,000 worth of grants were announced by Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Ryan Smith. “The Victorian Government values Landcare for its engagement with the community, collaboration with the government and business, and most of all – for protecting and enhancing our environment,” he said. “Our focus is on cleaning up our wa-

terways and beaches, harvesting stormwater, recycling more waste from landfill, and boosting support to organisations such as Landcare to achieve real environmental benefits Victorians can see. “A cleaner and healthier Victoria depends on all of us – government, business, and individuals – being aware of how our actions impact our environment and each of us playing our part.” The projects will enhance, protect and restore the region’s natural assets on the land and around waterways. The grants will also help to keep Landcare groups viable and active. The projects funded in this region include weed control, indigenous plantings and fencing to protect native vegetation.

undertaken across South Gippsland over the next three years to reduce bushfire risk. The Department of Sustainability and Environment recently released its fire operations plans, listing burns from Mirboo North through to Tarwin Lower, Walkerville and Wilsons Promontory National Park. DSE Gippsland’s land and fire regional manager Grange Jephcott said the Fire Operations Plans have been finalised after DSE and Parks Victoria reviewed feedback from communities and stakeholders on the draft plans. “The Fire Operations Plans outline where planned burns, slashing, track works and construction of fire breaks are intended to be carried out over the next three years, depending on weather and other conditions,”

Mr Jephcott said. “We use feedback from local stakeholders and make changes to the plans where these changes don’t impact the primary goal of reducing risk to communities. “Ultimately the decision to burn is driven by the need to reduce bushfire risk to human life, communities, essential and community infrastructure, industry, the economy and the environment.” Mr Jephcott said planned burns can only be carried out with the right conditions. “DSE work closely with the Bureau of Meteorology and will only start a burn when the fuel moisture and weather conditions, such as humidity, temperature and wind speed, are suitable,” he said. This comes as opportunities for planned burns increase across Gippsland, with spring weather mak-

ing conditions more suitable. Mr Jephcott said DSE and Parks Victoria crews treated 46,000 hectares of Gippsland’s public parks and forests in 2011-12, which was a great result given the unfavourable conditions for burning last year. “In 2012-13, depending on the weather, we’re aiming to treat 96,000 hectares, in addition to other fuel reduction works,” he said. Gippsland’s Fire Operations Plans can be viewed online at www. dse.vic.gov.au/burns or at local DSE and Parks Victoria offices. To find out where and when burns are likely to happen within 10 days, weather permitting, visit www.dse. vic.gov.au/burns, call the Victorian Bushfires Information Line on 1800 240 667 or download the FireReady smart phone application to see burns on a map.


“THE STAR”, Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - PAGE 25

Words, the new health food By Xavier Gerrard, winner of Under 18 Poetry Words, the new health food Peter, Peter, junk food eater Guzzled jellybeans by the tons, Ice-creams, cakes and sticky buns, His health was really at its worst – He groaned, he burped, and then he burst. If he’d used his mouth in a different way Chances are, he’d be here today. It would have been so very great If he could just communicate.

More clues: Richard Shears, author of Lady of the Swamp and Swamp: Who Killed Margaret Clement, told audience members at the literary festival there may be a new lead to the mystery of Margaret Clement.

Moon bounds

Literary festival inspires THE Coal Creek Literary Festival attracted many talented young writers recently, with many inspired by the visiting authors on the day such, as Jo Gardiner and Richard Shears. Jo knew from a very young age that she wanted to write. A presenter at the 5th Coal Creek Literary Festival together with Richard, Jo said the impetus for her book The Autumn of the Patriarch came from a photograph she saw. It was of an old man in a lavish palace with cows eating the curtains. “I was attracted to the idea of the image.” The two authors were addressing the theme of the festival, that the book is better than the film. Jo and Richard are from New South Wales. They had never met, but found they shared an extraordinary link with South Gippsland. Jo lived as a child at the property Tullaree in Tarwin Lower and Richard has written extensively about that, because of the disappearance from Tullaree of Margaret Clement, known as the Lady of the Swamp. Richard said the whole purpose of the writer is to recreate an image from an event that’s happened, so the writer and reader are joined together in sharing an incredible story in book form. Jo said one of the delights of e-books is that you read, press an icon and can see a related video clip, or letters or something similar. “I think that is wonderful.” But she does believe there is a future for hard copy books, especially those that are beautifully designed and put together. Richard agreed, “Books are going to remain with us for a very long time.” The winning stories and poems for various competitions held for the festival can be read below.

In honour of a friend: Jane Ross spoke about her good friend and former Star colleague Bert Van Bedaf at the festival before presenting his memorial award.

Hurricane Cadel By Dominic Watt, winner of Under 18 Short Story

By Vicky Daddo, winner of Bert Van Bedaf Memorial Award

A GREAT gust of wind suddenly blows in from the north completely and utterly unexpected.

WE sat and watched the planes taxi on the runway, my daughter Tarli and me. We breathed the fumes and squeezed our eyes against the wavy haze of the hard sun bouncing off the tarmac. She knew the people inside would soon be landing somewhere thousands of kilometers away. She couldn’t grasp how something so heavy could fly; how something so huge could seem so small in the sky. “Sometimes life is full of opposites, things that shouldn’t happen the way they do. Some things are just wrong,” I said. She grinned the gap toothed smile she wore of late. Adult teeth coming. In a baby’s mouth. Another wrong. She patted my knee to comfort me. Wrong. I showed Tarli the clips of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. She had that face on, the one that spoke of the awe and might of human kind, the way a child can look when they are amazed. The one I wore when she came into the world twisting a rainy Tuesday in June into the stellar day that my life changed; began. “I wasn’t even born when he did that. Sometimes humans can do amazing things. Super human things. And sometimes they can’t do anything at all. “I’d like to walk on the moon, Daddy.” “If I could build you a rocket ship, I would. I’d fly you round the earth and out to the galaxies that we don’t even know about. We’d be safe out there. With the stars.” We watched him bounce across the craggy surface, listened to him deliver that famous staccato line. Giggled at the heavy breaths, like Darth Vader, bleeps and white noise. We made our own white space suit and bulbous facemasks out of bed sheets and bike helmets. Cables and wires and giant leaps. Moon bounds. New frontiers. Tarli had her suitcase all packed. It was a Dora the Explorer case, one that her nanna had picked out a couple of Christmases ago. Tarli wasn’t a stuffer or a squeezer. She was a measured packer. She had folded her clothes and placed them inside. She’d checked the contents of her wash bag and slotted it neatly between her Barbie runners and her favourite book Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley. She was ready. “Come on, Daddy. It’s time to go.” It would never be time. At the door to her hospital room she saluted. “Moon landing awaits.” Before the moon landing there are preparations to make. Days to wait. Hours to cry. Lifetimes to wonder about. Cables and wires and giant leaps. Heavy breaths to take. Bleeps and white noise to fill a room. Mound bounds. New frontiers. And that is where she’ll be waiting for me. On the moon. With the stars. When I am finally able to get into my rocket ship and take off for the galaxies that we don’t even know about.

Whirling and tossing Charle about, in ebbs and peaks varying in strength and consistency. The wind buffets her around from side to side affecting her balance. A branch comes flying out from the darkness, knocking her to the ground. She gets up, and panicking momentarily, runs towards the nearest cover hoping that it will bring a slight reprieve from the now vicious winds. A moment of calm and suddenly that too is ripped away from her. Not just this fleeting respite but also her entire livelihood as well torn away by this hurricane of which there had been no warning. Out in the open again and not close to any cover, all she can really do is huddle down and crawl as fast as she can, not wishing to be blown over again. This crawling carries her across the open ground and onto some more suitable and strong cover. There she waits, waiting for this terrible catastrophe to pass. Suddenly as quickly as it appeared the wind dies down. And a quiet unlike any other reigns supreme, like a blanket, muffling any other sound. And Charle, being a cat, gets up and walks on with a hopeful heart.

For the kids: English children’s author and illustrator Shirley Barber was one of many special guests at the Coal Creek Literary Festival.

The sum of her parts By Carol Campbell, winner of open poetry THAT’S her preening herself in the mirror The blue of her mother’s eyes looks back Her grandmother’s unruly curls disobey grooming Her own hands hold the brush. That’s her preening herself in the mirror Her father’s placid temperament in her expression

Shadows of her future son’s profile reflect Her grandfather’s labours frame the picture. That’s her preening herself in the mirror The old lady down the street’s confident and peace of mind The greengrocer’s early Tuesday joke and warm smile A child in Africa’s source of education funds. That’s

her

preening

herself in the mirror Wearing a dress handmade and bought at a local market A mug of fair trade coffee on the bench Quietly contributing to the world around her. That’s her preening herself in the mirror Her history carried with her, shaping who she is The future solidly embodied in her ways The sum of all her parts.

Getting the message across

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is looking to adopt a new communication plan to better interact with the community.

Council were briefed on the draft of the new Communication and Consultation Policy last week and were very impressed. Many councillors commended the work put into the document by the officers. A Communication and Engagement Toolkit is included with the policy to help officers direct their engagement. Several minor suggestions were made for both the toolkit and the policy at the briefing session including clarifying wording in some areas to minimise confusion. The policy will also try and introduce the use of social media sites to communicate with the youth in the shire. A final report will be submitted to council for adoption in the coming weeks.


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Avenue honoured

Centenary: long time Mardan Hall committee members “Tommy” and Faye Marshman are looking forward to celebrating the hall’s 100th birthday on October 27.

By Lyn Skillern A NEW plaque honouring Koorooman’s World War One soldiers will be unveiled on Thursday, November 11 at 2.30pm.

Mardan Hall set for centenary celebration By Jane Ross IN its glory days, 400 people would dance the night away at balls in the Mardan Hall. Sometimes there were two orchestras, one at either end of the room. When the first took a break, the other would start up, providing continuous music. At 3am, revellers would retrieve their horse and cart and travel home, which could be many miles away. Those were the days! The hall has retained its place at the heart of the Mardan community and on Saturday, October 27 more than 200 people are expected to throng to the hall to celebrate its centenary. With its large grounds and capacious main hub, there’ll be plenty of room for them to mingle. The hall still has its original high ceiling and wall linings but the exterior was veneered with brick in the 1970s. When it was officially opened, a

bevy of white-clad women served a sumptuous banquet. Timed for 5pm and peppered with many toasts, it was cleared by 8 for a night of dancing. Descendants of some of those banqueting families still use the hall for indoor bowls, dances, weddings and parties, as do others who are newer to the district. Centenary celebrations start at 2pm with displays of memorabilia and photos. A home style afternoon tea will be served and the oldest person present will be invited to cut a centenary cake. At 3.30pm, hall committee president Robert Gray and secretary Faye Marshman, will plant a tree on behalf of the Mardan community. Finger food will be served at 6.30pm, catered by the Meeniyan Red Cross. Faye said having caterers would allow locals the chance to mingle and chat, rather than being stuck in the kitchen. McMillan MHR Russell Broadbent will unveil a memorial plaque

in the hall, reflecting the original official opening when Mr Mackey, the MP of the day, had been invited. He wasn’t able to accept because he was too busy in parliament, but he deputised his wife who, apparently, was so impressed with the celebratory banquet, she made special mention of it, thanking the ladies who prepared and served it. Memorabilia on display will include the tools used to build the hall. George Gardner was a ship’s carpenter and he employed some of those skills while building the hall. His grandson, George, has kept those tools. There will also be pre 1930s cars belonging to members of the Gippsland Historical Automobile Club, old tools and an old grey Fergie. A $3000 grant from the South Gippsland Shire Council has helped the hall committee with the event. If you want to go, please register with Faye on 5664 1209 or Karen Anton, kanton68@bigpond.net.au

Out of the past: this photograph was taken when the Mardan Hall was officially opened to great pomp and ceremony in 1912. Taking time: a landslip at Leongatha North is unlikely to be fully repaired until summer. Wet conditions will most likely prevent machinery from accessing the landslip directly under Fairbank Road until the new year, said Anthony Seabrook, South Gippsland Shire Council’s director of engineering services. Contractors have installed rock gabions above the road. Traffic is reduced to one lane.

The plaque is part of a revamped Koorooman East Avenue of Honour, which was established on Arbor Day, July 5, 1918, as way to mark the sacrifice of those who volunteer to fight in the Great War – with the ladies of the Koorooman district planting 36 trees in memory of those who went off at the behest of King and Country. The Chestnut-leafed Oaks (Quercus castaneifolia), Algerian Oaks and English Elms were donated by Mr F Gooch. The school and hall are no longer at the site, but around 23 of the original trees still stand on each side of Hydes Rd. There is thought to be one Algerian Oak, 19 Chestnut-leafed Oaks and three English Elms in the Avenue, with more recent plantings of walnuts and Spotted Gums at either end. Ian Lester, who grew up at Koorooman East and attended the Koorooman East school, felt the avenue was in a reasonable state and could be restored. The original Koorooman East Honour Board was in the Leongatha Historical Society rooms, so the names of the men for whom the trees were planted were known. This meant a plaque could be made with the names on it. Ian decided to do something about this and organised a committee to look into the restoration and erection of a plaque. With support from Cr David Lewis and South

Gippsland Shire Council representative Steve Missen, council restored the trees and helped with a successful grant application to Veteran’s Affairs. David Shambrook, who has a relative with his name on the board, helped with all aspects related to the project and researched the soldiers’ names to check the spelling and other details. All relatives of the men named below, local residents of Hyde’s Rd and members of the public are welcome to attend. For more details contact Lyn Skillern Leongatha Historical Society on 5668 6304. Residents of Koorooman East who served in the Great European War

(1914-1918) (# denotes fallen): Aberdeen, A.H.M.; Aberdeen, K.G.M.; Barrett, E.I. #; Bellingham, E.A.; Bellingham, P.J. #; Chalmers, D.M.; Chalmers, H.B.; Chenery, A.G. #; Curnick, D.J.; Curnick, G.S.; Curnick, H.R.; Davis, R.L.; Garvie, W.E. #; Gray, T.; Hobley, J.; Hobley, R. #; Hogan, J.C.; Hulls, G.C.; Hyde, T.#; Mcdonald, J.; Matthies, T.; Munro, R.; Munro, E.T.; O’Connor, J.M.; O’Loughlin, M. #; O’Loughlin, W.L.; Porter, F.G.; Reeve, T.A.; Richards, A.H.C.; Shambrook, T.; Smith, J.; Smith, R. #; Smith, W.C. #; Sproull, R. #; Watson, G.; Watt, C.A; Wightman, M.#; Whillance, H.J. #.

Honoured to serve: Mitchell Wightman was killed in action, but his sacrifice has never been forgotten.

Any ideas for Coal Creek? THERE are great prizes up for grabs in the Coal Creek Community Park and Museum’s Business Ideas competition, and your idea could be a winner! “The purpose of the competition is to see if we can unearth some great profit generating ideas for the park,” said Phil Stone, council’s director of development services. “Council is keen to create revenue streams to offset the park’s running costs, and the simplest and most promising ideas might already have been thought of, but not articulated.” Council has engaged consultants, The Mawland Group, to prepare a feasibility study and business plan, with the purpose of achieving cost neutrality in five to seven years. “Ideas will need to reflect Coal Creek’s core purposes of preserving our heritage, education, and community,” Mr Stone added.

First prize is: one night’s luxury accommodation at Djinta Djinta Winery, Kardella; a three course meal for two at Djinta Djinta’s DeVine restaurant; and two bottles of wine from Lucinda Estate Winery, Leongatha. This is your chance to come up with a creative idea that will have lots of positive flow-on to the whole community – discuss it with your family and friends! “Don’t we all wish we were the ones who had thought to put wheels on a rubbish bin?” said Mr Stone. “That’s an example of a simple but highly effective innovation that made radical changes to our lives. It’s now time to raise the bar at Coal Creek so that it becomes a dynamic regional attraction of economic and cultural value.” Just describe your idea in 30 to 50 words, and forward to: coalcreek1@ southgippsland.vic.gov.au by Monday, October 29. Competition terms and conditions are available on www.coalcreekvillage.com.au.


“THE STAR”, Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - PAGE 27

Riding for health: Phil Bellingham cycles just about every morning for exercise and to keep his knees working. He loves it and encourages other seniors to follow suit.

Ferals under fire THE Bass Coast Landcare Network will co-ordinate a program to reduce the amount of woody weeds harbouring predators of Phillip Island’s iconic animals.

Seniors ride for health PHIL Bellingham is in his mid-80s and his knees aren’t what they used to be.

That makes walking difficult but the retired farmer knows he needs to exercise to keep healthy. So, every morning, he hops on his bike and rides along the Great Southern Rail Trail or around some quiet streets. The cycling keeps his knees in order and he enjoys being out in the fresh air. He finds cycling gets him going for the day and if he misses a ride he’s “a bit grumpy”. Mr Bellingham chooses to ride alone saying he’s a “bit slow” to join in with others. He’s out on his bike most days of the year and estimates that since buying the wheels five years ago, he’s ridden a total of 15,000kms. He tapes

a small radio to the handle bars and listens to the news as he goes. Kerry Baggallay and Leon Watchorn are hoping other seniors will take heart from Phil’s example and join in a back to bike riding course they’re running for older adults. The idea is to develop competence and confidence to ride safely and independently. And according to Kerry and Leon, it’s never too late to start. When Phil Bellingham decided to start riding again, he hadn’t been on a bike for 63 years! Kerry and Leon’s sessions will be on October 26, 30 and November 2. They’ll include careful instruction and stops for coffee and a chat. You don’t need your own bike or helmet. To find out more ring 0409 798 861.

The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) will support the network and its partners, including the Phillip Island Nature Park, and local people involved in the removal of several declared noxious woody weed species from Phillip Island and the San Remo peninsula. The woody weed project focuses on the protection of migratory and sea bird populations from predation by foxes and feral cats. Bass Coast pest plant and animal co-ordinator, Matt Stephenson, said foxes and cats could have devastating impacts on several iconic species found on Phillip Island such as little penguins, hooded plovers and shearwaters. “Woody weeds such as blackberry, gorse and boxthorn provide refuge and ideal habitat for foxes, feral cats and rabbits to breed,” Mr Stephenson said. “The Bass Coast Landcare Network (BCLN) has been working closely with local landholders for a number of years, co-ordinating woody weed control across the region and providing information, assistance and incentives to local landhold-

ers to facilitate the voluntary removal of these species. “The network is currently working with several landholders along the San Remo peninsula whose properties support large infestations of boxthorn. “The majority of these landholders have been proactive in working together in a coordinated approach and have received incentives to remove infestations through the Landcare network.” DPI biosecurity manager Ryan Cooke said DPI officers would undertake property inspections within several focus areas to ensure the investment made by private landholders and the network was not jeopardised by a small number of recalcitrants. “Where infestations of the target species are identified, landholders will be requested to undertake control,” Mr Cooke said Mr Cooke said landowners had a legal responsibility to manage pest plants and animals on their property to ensure that they didn’t adversely affect agricultural production on neighbouring farms or impact on the natural environment. He said where landowners didn’t control weeds and pest animals on their properties, penalties of over $33,000 could be applied under the law.

Yum: Year 5 Newhaven College students prepare to tantalise their taste buds at a day of international cuisine.

Next step for desal

AQUASURE has announced that the Victorian Desalination Project has achieved a key contractual milestone called preliminary commercial acceptance.

To reach this stage, a number of tests had to be undertaken and successfully completed. The most recent involved a seven-day reliability test, with the plant operating continuously at one third of its 150 billion litre capacity and producing high quality water, meeting strict specifications. AquaSure CEO Chris Herbert said the milestone further confirms the reliability and capability of the plant’s world class technical systems and its expert operations team. “The project’s enormous investment in quality assurance has ensured a very successful and streamlined commissioning process,” Mr Herbert said. “I want to offer my warm congratulation to Thiess Degrémont for an outstanding and world-class job.” Thiess Degremont built the plant. “The performance of the plant is exceptional and the quality of the water it produces is the highest in Australia, given the standard of drinking water that Melburnians have come to expect,” Mr Herbert added. Commissioning of the remainder of the plant will continue over the next few months.

Country COOKING WITH

Meg Viney A VOLUNTARY COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION

Last week I gave you the recipe for RAAN, a spicy roast lamb dish, and wrote that I would give you the side dish that I love to serve with this. Never have I cooked enough Gujarati potatoes to have some left. It simply doesn't matter how much you cook – people just love them. The original recipe is steamed, but to roast these and serve them with the lamb is beautiful. The lamb is crunchy and the potatoes are also crunchy. Just a note about the mustard. If you have mustard oil, use that. Otherwise use warm olive oil and add teaspoon mustard seeds, heating until they pop.

GUJARATI POTATOES

Tasting world’s food They had each researched a country, including its geography, wildlife, cities, culture and art, presenting their results in a variety of formats. For their international cuisine day, they dressed in national costumes and brought a dish to share from “their” country, tasting everything from English scones to Polish doughnuts, dumplings from Kazahkstan, Mexican nachos, Italian pizzas and a range of curries and puddings.

Meals UTILITY MOWERS roster “Cut jungles into lawn!” (Leongatha)

Rd 1: Sth Gipps Shire Council (Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri), Yooralla (Tues); Rd 2: J. Hayward (Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri), SG Specialist School (Wed); Rd 3: St Laurence Primary School (all week) will be responsible for the delivery of meals on wheels, the week beginning October 29, 2012.

REPAIRS TO ALL BRANDS John & Marg

GOULD

Check our prices before you buy! BUFFALO ROAD, MEENIYAN 1.6kms from Meeniyan

PHONE 5664 0012 - FAX 5664 0017

GOU180020

STUDENTS in Year 5 at Newhaven College completed their global diversity studies with a feast of dishes from around the world.

500gm floury potatoes 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp (any supermarket will have this) cup hot water 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1½ tablespoons mustard oil (or 1½ tablespoons oil and teaspoon mustard seeds) teaspoon turmeric teaspoon chilli (optional) 1 teaspoon coriander 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut or a knob of solid coconut. Peel and dice 500gm of potatoes. Soak tamarind in hot water for 5 minutes. Press through a sieve, retaining liquid and discarding solids. Add sugar. Place mustard oil in a roasting dish and then add all other ingredients and mix. When well mixed, add the potatoes. Roast for about an hour, with the lamb, turning once. To ensure they are crunchy, oven grill them for a few minutes before serving.


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Star KIDS

Can you help Brutus catch the Burglar?

Happy Colour the Birthday Castle Jacoa Cameron of Leongatha for October 23

Shinaye Hall of Wonthaggi for October 23

Kyra Helms of Stony Creek for October 25

Which two horseshoes are the same?

★★★★★★★★ ★★★★★★★★ ARIES - March 21 - April 20

You can operate at top efficiency, but remember the short way is often the long way. This week sees you performing the role of adviser to the lovelorn. TAURUS - April 21 - May 22

Despite your good intentions, this is not the week for playing matchmaker. New interests, possibly related to sports and fitness are highlighted. A truce is declared in a friendship. GEMINI - May 23 - June 21

Communications improve noticeably. This is a fine week for making your pitch to people in high places. Community service is highlighted. Negotiations demand a methodical approach. CANCER - June 22 - July 22

Surprises coming your way are generally pleasant - however, be cautious if thinking about surprising others. Your design sense is sharp - just the excuse you need to show the flair that you possess. LEO - July 23 - August 22

Intellectual contests are spotlighted now. Developing friendships should not be rushed. News from abroad is encouraging but may require some follow-ups on your part. VIRGO - August 23 - September 22

It may be necessary to pin down someone who’s been avoiding important issues for some time. Meanwhile, you too may find yourself pushed to make a friendship related commitment. LIBRA - September 23 - October 22

You excel in the role of leader this week. Family members respond positively to your forthright approach. Travel is highlighted, particularly trips to new destinations. SCORPIO - October 23 - November 21

Coincidences are sprinkled through the week and intuition is unusually strong now. Powers of concentration are impressive too, despite some very delightful romantic distractions. SAGITTARIUS - November 22 - December 22

Behind-the-scenes activities are spotlighted, meaning that influential people are taking note of your skills. Time may be right for a diplomatic chat about a friend’s irresponsibility. CAPRICORN - December 23 - January 20

A gift that comes your way may be more valuable than you first believe. Expressions of friendship that you hear may require special interpretation. An unexpected guest may arrive on the weekend. AQUARIUS - January 21 - February 19

Your artistic streak surfaces. You may find yourself creating a work of art or two, but unfortunately an artistic temperament accompanies it. Make an added effort to be patient. PISCES - February 20 - March 20

Relationships with your work-mates are more amicable, thanks to your more honest approach. Compromise is important in settling a family dispute. Some good financial news may arrive this week. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK

You are extremely creative and possess a vivid imagination. Your bright and sometimes offbeat ideas can help you realise a dream - but a greater ability to focus on one task at a time is a must. Friendships, especially old ones, thrive.

Answer: C and G.

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Church Times ANGLICAN: Wednesday, October 24: 11am St Peter’s Mid-Week HC. Sunday, October 28: 8am St Peter’s HC; 10am St Peter’s Family Service; 10.30am Union Church, Tarwin Lower MP. ST MARY’S ANGLICAN CHURCH: Mirboo North. Phone 5668 1346. Holy Communion 8.30am: Worship and Sunday School 10am. ST PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH: Korumburra: Sunday 9.30am and Wednesday 11.30am. Poowong: Second and fourth Sundays, 11am. ST GEORGE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH: McBride Avenue, Wonthaggi. Sunday, 9.30am Eucharist, 11am Family Service, Wednesday 10am Eucharist. Anglican Church of the Ascension: The Crescent, Inverloch. Sunday 9am Eucharist, Tuesday 10am Eucharist. For details of Community Meal, Youth Group, Bible Studies & Kids Club, contact Rev. Graeme Peters 5672 4590 or visit www. basscoastanglican.org.au AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN CHURCHES (AOG): Prom Coast Community Church Inc. - Foster Community House, Station Street, 10am: Sunday. Sunday School and Creche operates. Pastor Bill Watson 5686 2248. A.O.G. Inverloch - Cnr Bear and McIntosh Street, Inverloch. Sunday Service 10am; Imagine Christmas Day Service 9am. Contact: Jeff Robertson, 0418 125 832 or Imagine Burwood 9888 7466. Korumburra Southern Hills A.O.G. - 4 Mine Rd, 10am: Sunday. Also Children’s Church and Creche. Contact: Pastor Rob Davey 5625 3226. Youth: Neville Stuart ph. 0407 343 219. Equip Church - 17 Michael Place, Leongatha. Sunday service 10am. Contact: John 0408 305 880. Wonthaggi A.O.G. - Billson Street, 10am: Sunday. Contact: Pastor Barry Smith 5672 3984. CHRISTIAN REVIVAL CRUSADE: 40 Hughes Street, Leongatha. Sunday, Morning Service 10.30 am: Inspirational Service, 6.30pm: Children’s Church 10.30am: Home cells weekly. For all enquiries contact 5664 5455. THE CHURCH AT ARCHIES CREEK: Every Sunday 11am Worship, 6pm Faith Forum; 1st Sunday of each month simultaneous service for singles to age 25. Tea/coffee and lunch provided. Phone: Ps. Chris Chetland 5678 7692, 0447 724 989. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST: Saturdays, Church service 10am., Leongatha Sabbath School - 11.30am.

CATHOLIC: St Laurence’s Parish Leongatha: 5 pm Mass Saturday, 11am Mass Sunday. Tarwin Lower: In St Andrew’s Union Church, 5pm winter, 6pm summer Mass Saturday. Meeniyan: 9.30am Mass, 1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays and 11am, 2nd and 4th Sundays. Mirboo North: 11am Mass, 1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays and 9.30am Mass, 2nd and 4th Sundays. St. Joseph’s Parish Korumburra: 9.30am Sunday Mass. Loch: 5pm/6pm Daylight saving Sunday Mass. Wonthaggi: Saturday evening 6.30pm: Evening Mass; Sunday, 10.30am: Mass. Inverloch: Sunday 9 am: Mass. KORUMBURRA’S AGLOW: First Monday every month at Korumburra Day Centre, Korumburra Hospital, Bridge St., Korumburra at 7.45pm. Inquiries phone 5657 2214. GIPPSLAND CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: meets at the Baromi Centre Mirboo North, Sunday 4-5pm Family Communion, 5-530pm refreshments, 5.306.15pm Bible Studies for adults, teens and children. Friday-Home Fellowships. More info: Bob Stevens 0400 403 765 or www. gippslandcf.org.au SALVATION ARMY LEONGATHA COMMUNITY CHURCH meets at 52 Anderson Street (South Gippsland Highway) - Sunday: Family Worship at 10am: Sagala Tuesday, 4 - 5.30pm; mainly music, Thursday 10am. All welcome. Please contact Captain Martyn and Heather Scrimshaw, ph. 5662 5122. SALVATION ARMY WONTHAGGI COMMUNITY CHURCH meets at 149 McKenzie Street every Sunday at 11am for Family Worship. Kids' Club - every Tuesday at 4 pm, Women's Group - Wednesday at 1.30pm, and Playgroup - Friday 9.30am. Evening Ladies' Fellowship - First Monday each month and Youth Groups held monthly. All welcome. Please contact Lt. Robyn and Max Lean. Ph. 5672 1228. PRESBYTERIAN: Sunday Service 10am, corner Bent and Turner Streets, Leongatha. Moderator Rev. Mark Smith 5625 4112.

CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH: Reformed Church meeting at the corner of Peart and Brown Streets. Sunday family service at 10.30am. (10am daylight saving time), creche and Sunday School available. All Sunday evening services at 5pm. Fortnightly youth activities. Home Bible Fellowship groups. Contact 5662 2527. UNITING CHURCH: Leongatha: Sunday, October 28, 10am. Mirboo North: 9.30am. Meeniyan: 10am. Wonthaggi: Sunday 9.30am, Family Service, all welcome. Inverloch: Sunday 11am: Korumburra: Sunday, 9.30am: Rev. Pastors Gavin and Sue Sharp, 5655 1997. Arawata: 11.30am 1st & 3rd Sundays. Kongwak: 11.30am 4th Sunday. B A P T I S T C H U R C H KORUMBURRA: 39 Mine Rd, Korumburra. Service and Sunday School 10.30am. Pastor Ian Wilkinson. Phone 5658 1366. BAPTIST CHURCH WONTHAGGI: Cnr McBride & Broome Crescent, Wonthaggi. Morning Service & Children’s Activities, Sunday 10am. Weekly activities see www. wonbaptist.org.au, Pastor Geoff Pegler 5672 4769. MEENIYAN CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Sunday, 10am: Meeniyan Youth Club Hall. COMBINED CHURCHES WONTHAGGI / INVERLOCH: 4th Sunday each month at 7pm. SCOTS PIONEER CHURCH: Mardan South. Pleasant Sunday Afternoons on the last Sunday of each month at 2pm. See occasional ad in this paper for details. For enquiries phone 5664 9306. FISH CREEK UNION CHURCH: 1st & 3rd Sundays, 9am; 2nd & 4th Sundays, 7pm. Contacts: Fran Grimes 5683 2650, Sue Poletti 5663 6325.

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CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8348 ACROSS 1. It’s very dry. Rain would help out (4). 7, On stage, does it show up blemishes? (9). 8. Hadn’t paid for half the food we consumed (4). 9. Run back to, right after (4). 10. Shoot with a little missile (4). 11. The animals one uses as models (4). 14. Risk taking the list back to the minister (10). 16. Pulled out all the stops when one left the country (4,2,4). 19. It’s a performance getting back, too! (4). 22. Has snow fallen? (4). 24. Singer a number take to (4). 25. Cordial that hasn’t been kept in the fridge (4). 26. Alice? (5,4). 27. The very reverse of mad, which does shock one (4). DOWN 1. Order a soldier to carry the bouquet (5). 2. The woman: the one with the French name (5). 3. A man in spring in an old city in Greece (6). 4. It’s crackling still (6). 5. Object to, but heed (4). 6. Tea-totel is wrong, girl! (9). 12. Journalism? (5,4). 13. Firm in the way he says “Hoots, mon!” (4). 15. Come down by an English pound as well (4). 17. Tree in a hollow by the mountains (6). 18. Shout louder than, making a hullabaloo? (6). 20. Right for the late show (5). 21. If a doctor is brought into the home, he’s really bad (5). 23. Secure an exhibit for the zoo (4).


“THE STAR”, Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - PAGE 29

Filled with potential

All you need is a little imagination to make this Leongatha home something special! Available through Prom Country. See page 33 for details.

RENOWNED

“Berryvale”

513 ACRES - 207 ha 520 BERRYS CREEK ROAD

PAT5880001

? Long Berrys Creek dual frontage offering balance of heavy carrying flats to undulating and hill pasture country. Excellent fertilizer history.

? High quality brick residence introduced by long driveway of English trees. 4BRs - study and 3 bathrooms.

? 15 main paddocks with outstanding water supply from 8 dams, trough reticulation and Berrys Creek.

? State of the art 2 stand steel shearing shed. excellent steel cattle yards. hay and machinery shed.

www.prh.com.au

www.sej.com.au

MELBOURNE 9866 5588 0418 317 440 LEONGATHA 5662 4033 0418 515 666

PAT5880001

AUCTION Friday, November 9 at 2pm on site.

AN OUTSTANDING FATTENING PROPERTY OF HIGH REPUTATION COMPLIMENTED BY EXCEPTIONAL BRICK RESIDENCE IN A MAGNIFICENT SETTING EXCLUSIVE SOUTH GIPPSLAND LOCATION -approx. 24 kms Leongatha, 6kms Mirboo North and 2 hours Melbourne A RENOWNED PROPERTY FOR FATTENING BULLOCKS & LAMB


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“Byrneview” – An immaculate and spacious homestead on 40 acres

“B

YRNEVIEW” lives up to its name, with uninterrupted panoramic views from the house across gently rising paddocks to Anderson’s Inlet in the distance. The property is located on a quiet no through road, creating a private and peaceful lifestyle. The 40 acres is well fenced, has a three bay machinery shed with power, hay shed and stockyards. Most of the land is currently leased out, providing additional income.

The five bedroom homestead -style house is immaculately presented. There is covered access from the double bay garage via a huge entertaining area. The kitchen/ family room is open and spacious, with large picture windows.The timber kitchen features two electric ovens side by side, plenty of roll out drawers, cupboards and walk in pantry. Another smaller, separate lounge room is currently used as a music room and the fifth bedroom as a study. All bedrooms are spacious. There is plenty of storage space throughout the home. Other important

utilities include gas ducted heating and a ducted vacuuming system. Low maintenance garden beds and native shelter belts surround the homestead. Three house tanks supply approximately 22,000 gallons of water to the house. Water can be pumped from one of the two dams on the property to gardens, orchard and vegie patches. This truly is an ideal family property. There is plenty of room both inside the home and out, giving children the freedom to roam safely. School buses run past close by. It would also suit retirees looking for a relaxing country lifestyle with land to potter around on.

LEONGATHA SOUTH Location: Contact agent Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 2 Car spaces: 6 Internet ID: 7476307 Land size: 40 acres (approx.) Price: $750,000 Agent: Insight Real Estate Contact: 5662 2220

For rent: two bedroom unit S

ET at the rear of a quiet block of two, with an elevated aspect and plenty of space around, this two bedroom unit is within easy stroll of the amazing shops in Meeniyan. Open plan living comprises a neat kitchen with pantry, fridge space and range hood, and a living area that will house a meals table and the lounge furniture. A very handy sunroom or extra sitting space is off to one side, giving you better living options. The two bedrooms both have built in robes. The bathroom and laundry are side by side, with plenty of room for an upright freezer, and the laundry baskets. Outside, a handy fenced garden gives privacy and security. A single lockup garage is an added bonus, along with some bitumen visitor parking space too. References essential. Available now for a 6 month lease with potential for a further 6 months or periodic. If you’re building, this is the perfect unit!

MEENIYAN M

L Location: Unit 2, 14 Meikle Street Bedrooms: 2 B B Bathrooms:1 Car spaces: 1 C P Price: $185 per week Agent: First National Prom Country A C Contact: Janine Pepyat on 5668 1660 or 0409 292 808

NEW LISTING

LEONGATHA This low maintenance, private & affordable home is in excellent condition& will never need painting. Offering 3 BRs & sleepout, renovated kitchen/ dining, separate lounge,ducted heating, paved undercover patio/BBQ area& double carport. Has rear yard access. Ready to move into straight away.

$275,000 Sole agent

Insight

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

LEONGATHA HAPPY VALLEY VIEWS!

MOUNT ECCLES A+ REMEMBER THE OLD SCHOOL DAYS

RUBY ‘CARDIFF’ - 40 ACRES OF PRIME, RED SOILS

A safe & impeccably kept 3BR / 2 bath room home. A light &spacious family room offers a dining area, lounge with solid fuel heater, kitchen & new inverter R/C air con. The double garage/ workshop has easy side access. All on a near level, easily maintained block within walking distance to town centre. Vendor is motivated to sell.

This unique& historical property exudes charm &character. Set on ½ acre, it has stunning views. Comprising lounge/dining room with spacious mezzanine, bright near new kitchen, second living room & 2 bedrooms. The locality, land &building lend itself to a variety of purposes; permanent family home, lifestyle retreat, B&B (STCA) or holiday accommodation.

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

$288,000 Sole agent

$340,000 Sole agent

$590,000 Sole agent 5 McCartin Street LEONGATHA

Lindsay Powney 0428 515 103

Robyn Powney 0488 454 547

5662 2220

Web insightrealestate.com.au Email reception@insightrealestate.com.au


“THE STAR”, Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - PAGE 31

Servicing South Gippsland with our 4 office network - Leongatha, Mirboo North, Korumburra and Inverloch

www.stockdaleleggo.com.au/leongatha www.stockdaleleggo.com.au/mirboonorth

OPEN 7 DAYS

AUCTION Friday November 9, 12.30pm on site

2/24 Bellingham Street Leongatha Private location, handy to shops

1 A’Beckett Street Leongatha You can’t beat A’Beckett Street

101 Whitelaw Street Meeniyan Affordable freehold building

41 Byrne Street Leongatha Ideal entry level property

Unit two of two on a no-through road. Modern, open plan design, living, kitchen and meals area, neat tiled bathroom, BIR's, single carport and enough yard for a delightful garden.

Appealing WB home, conveniently located near schools. Side access to backyard & shed, 2 living areas, updated bathroom, R/C air conditioner & SFH, fresh paint, spacious kitchen & dining area. Inspection sure to please

2 + 3 Year lease until 4/9/2016, currently operating as a Hardware & Plant Nursery, modern 175m2 showroom, & large 425m2 yard with rear access, tenant pays outgoings, Rent $14,000 p.a + GST.

3 bdrms, bathroom with sep. bath & shower, R/C air con, laminated kitchen with elec cooking, sep. sleep-out/office, adjacent to park & handy to rail trail. Terms 10% on signing, Bal 60 days.

$255,000 Sole Agent

$272,000

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OPEN FOR INSPECTION Sunday, Oct 28, 1pm - 1.30pm

OPEN FOR INSPECTION Saturday, Oct 27, 11am-11.30am

8 Lee Parade Leongatha A great way to start

11 Griffin Road Leongatha Neat And Complete

Unit 2/61 Shinglers Street Leongatha Just move in

On a generous 843m2 block with ample room for a good shed. Sep. lounge & kitchen/dining. Sliding door leads to a covered outdoor area. Single carport & just a hop, skip and a jump to the schools.

Quality brick home ideal for the entertainer. Low maintenance yard with garden shed, large covered outdoor area with BBQ. R/C air con, B.I.R's, generous lounge/dining room & ensuite. Value here.

20.89 squares, large open living area, covered alfresco area, WIR & ensuite to master bedroom, double garage with direct access inside and only 2 units on the block. Unit 1 also for sale.

$265,000 Sole agent

$345,000

$340,000

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8985 South Gippsland Hwy Leongatha 4.4 acre lifestyle gem

2/18 Clinton Court, Leongatha Immaculate 3 bedroom unit

On a picturesque 4.4 acres ideally situated between Korumburra and Leongatha. This neat home has recently been renovated with a new kitchen and SFH installed, and inside has been tastefully repainted. 5 Paddocks, good water & cattle crush.

Immaculate unit in quiet location, open plan living area, spacious bdrms, R/C air con, quality furnishings throughout, low maintenance yard, remote garage door. Suit investors or retirees.

$419,000 Sole agent

$269,000

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10 Roughead Street LEONGATHA

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OPEN FOR INSPECTION Sunday, Oct 28, 11am - 11.30am

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56 Horn Street Leongatha Education precinct offering Well maintained & set out with open plan kitchen/meals area, formal dining, lounge room with R/C A/C & BIR's. Located on a good block with a established garden, Undercover paved pergola & garden shed. Short walk to all schools & tafe college. 2

24 Byrne Street Leongatha Investor/1st home buyer opportunity

1

Expected rental return of $210 per week. Spacious lounge with gas heating and air con, kitchen-dining, separate shower and bath. There is direct access through the double carport to a secure back yard with lock up shed and new fencing. 1

$165,000 Sole Agent

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2 Lapin Court Leongatha Best value in town Still sparkling like new, this huge home is located within an easy walk to schools. 3 living areas, a kitchen that has excellent bench & cupboard space & a kids rumpus room which could easily be converted into a cinema room.

$398,000 Sole Agent

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21-23 Blair Cresent LEONGATHA

90 McCartin Street LEONGATHA

8 Scarlett Street Mirboo North One of the best

Mirboo South Road Mirboo North River gum views

Immaculate home on lge corner block. Spacious living areas, rumpus, BIR's, master with ensuite and walk in robe, dbl garage, brick workshop, RC air con, SFH, Ducted vacuum, corner spa, solar hot water

5 flat acres with river frontage. Everything is in order to build -soil tests, power, telephone, approved planning permit and building plans, formed driveway to house site with N/E orientation & is fully fenced.

$395,000

$270,000 Sole agent

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5662 5800 15 Bair Street, Leongatha

Michael Hanily Jason Harris 0417 640 079 0417 311 756

Christie Bowler 0407 812 904

5668 1300

96 Ridgway, Mirboo North

Natalie Couper 0428 941 541


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Excellent value for money here T

HIS home is attractive, very affordable brick veneer home and is located in one of Leongatha’s newer areas.

Well built by a renowned local builder, this split level house comprises three good sized bedrooms, main with walk-in-robe, en suite and reverse cycle air conditioner, with the remaining bedrooms containing built-in-robes. The kitchen features electric cooking and dishwasher, and opens onto a large open plan dining and living area with reverse cycle air conditioner. There is also a handy second living area for the kids. The bathroom has a corner spa bath and separate shower. Outside there is an excellent large undercover outdoor area for the entertainer, with good access to the back yard through the remote controlled double garage. Invest or move in and enjoy the north facing views.

LEONGATHA

Location: 90 Parr Street Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Car spaces: 2 Internet ID: 266198 Price: $340,000 Agent: Stockdale and Leggo, Leongatha Contact: 5662 5800

“Dorian” ‘Cardiff’ - 40 acres of prime, rich red soil A

beautiful property of approximately 40 acres, ‘Cardiff’ is noted for its heavy carrying capacity.

It is gently undulating and has magnificent views over farmland across to the township of Leongatha. Farm water is plentiful, thanks to the ability to pump from the spring fed dam in the bottom of a gully. Buildings include a two bay machinery shed, disused dairy, hay shed and good stockyards. Shelter belts protect paddocks, which are well fenced and include a laneway. The comfortable weather-board family home has been partially renovated, the kitchen/meals

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HIS unique grazing lifestyle property is located only one hour from the CBD in Melbourne in one of the most renowned and tightly held farming districts in the area.

area being updated approximately two years ago. A separate formal lounge/dining room is large and features polished floorboards, and a cosy Heat Charm solid fuel heater. All three bedrooms are double to queen sized rooms. Storage space is plentiful with large built in wardrobes and overhead cupboards. ‘Cardiff’ has plenty of history, the old Ruby football ground once being located on part of the property. It is an ideal location for those wanting to graze cattle, have horses, market gardens or a life-style property and is conveniently situated between Korumburra and Leongatha.

Approximately half the land is in pasture and the balance in natural bushland. Gently undulating, grey and sandy loam soils. Despite the heavy rainfall of this year the property is well drained. Large machinery/hay shed and very good catchment stockyards, this property offers outstanding home sites overlooking the majority of the property and is easily accessed by sealed roads. Asking $1,500,000 ONO.

RUBY

Location: Contact agent Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Car spaces: 1 Internet ID: 7481927 Land size: 40 acres (approx.) Price: $590,000 Agent: Insight Real Estate Contact: 5662 2220

LOCH/NYORA

Location: St. Helliers Road Land size: 117.1 Ha/289 Acres Price: Asking $1,500,000 ONO Agent: Alex Scott & Staff Inverloch Contact: 5674 1111


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ERE is a real surprise package and one that could become your investment or portfolio project!

This bigger-than-you-think house is sited toward the front of a 700sqm block, taking great advantage of a northern oriented rear garden. A separate entrance hallway opens through French doors to a roomy lounge which features an as-new Ecoheater and split system air conditioner. Off the lounge is a spacious farm-style kitchen with room for the meals table. The kitchen has been updated, with new stove and cabinets. It overlooks the shady rear garden. Three big bedrooms, original bathroom, and larger laundry complete the â&#x20AC;&#x153;originalâ&#x20AC;? house. An extension toward the rear has created a sunroom, plus a large dual living/bedroom, and a small en suite style bathroom. It is an ideal teenage or in-law space, or alternatively, a perfect master bedroom retreat, hobby room, hair dressing studio, artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s studio, or home office with its own separate rear entrance. We are told there are quality floorboards under the floor coverings. The ceilings are above average height and the timber doors and architraves speak of an almost â&#x20AC;&#x153;art decoâ&#x20AC;? style of the early 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. The back yard has a sunny, paved entertaining barbecue spot, a magnificent golden elm tree and other shade trees, plus a garden shed. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s room for a further house extension, or a

big shed. With character aplenty and potential plus, along with the extra space, and very liveable condition, this one is ready to be your next â&#x20AC;&#x153;improverâ&#x20AC;?.

LEONGATHA Location: 55 Turner Street Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Price: $270,000 Agent: First National Prom Country Contact: Kaz Hughes on 0417 516 998

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Mirrapet Valley N

ESTLED at the bottom of a sweeping valley lies 51 private acres coupled with beautiful views of rolling green hills and nabeau tive bush belts.

This is the perfect opportunity for those looking to T escape the hustle and bustle, leaving behind the sounds esca of cars c only to be replaced by the sounds of birds chirping and the gentle rustle of trees in the breeze. The home is comprised of extra large bedrooms with wit generous storage. w The master bedroom’s extensive windows let a feeling of the peaceful outside in. ffee The open plan kitchen/dining/living allow you to enjoy enjjo views through the double glass doors that lead out to the tth deck. The T deck is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the views, soak up the peace or to watch the sun set over the view i large larg dam with its local ducks. Other features include: polished timber floors, SFH, split spli system electric cook top/oven, corner spa and a smart sma office area separate to the living areas.

Outside there is a new four bay machinery shed, horse stables, loading race/yards, triple carport and large garage. The property is fully fenced and complete with sustainable living with fruit trees, chook pen and veggie patch. The perfect place to call home!

BOOLARRA

Location: 955 Boolarra Mirboo Road Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Price: $530,000 Agent: Stockdale & Leggo Mirboo North Contact: Natalie Couper on 56 681 300 or 0428 941 541

210 acres to be offered by auction L

OCATED within 25 minutes drive of Leongatha and 15 minutes of Foster, this neat 210 acres is currently being operated as a productive smaller scale dairy farm.

BUFFALO

Location: Buffalo-North Road Buffalo Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Car spaces: 2 Land size: 210 Acres Internet ID: 4593190 Auction: Friday, November 23 at 1pm on-site Agent: Elders Contact: Don Olden 0417 805 312 and Zel Svenson 0438 636 290

The property is conveniently set up as a dairy farm, and could be continued to be farmed this way or it would also make an ideal grazing or lifestyle property.

AUCTION

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 @ 1pm on site 45 Nolans Road, Meeniyan “EAGLES RISE” 42.65ha (105 acres)

This superb property, located only 2 minutes from the Meeniyan Township, is the pinnacle of lifestyle living. * Ultra-modern 5 bedroom family home with hostess kitchen, open plan living and rumpus room for the kids * Stunning rural views from all windows * Gently rolling heavy grey soil, 90% tractorable * 3 paddocks all with dams plus a permanent creek * Good fencing with electric support. AGENTS COMMENTS: Rare opportunity to secure a lifestyle property, the calibre of “Eagles Rise”only a 10 minute drive to Leongatha and within easy commuting distance to South Eastern suburbs. TERMS: 10% deposit. Balance 60 days

A/H Michael Wrigley 0418 595 757 7 Williams Street INVERLOCH | 5674 6622

PBE6220009

pberealestate.com.au i.d. 2177444

The property is well set up with an excellent central lane-way system leading to approximately 40 paddocks, each watered by troughs fed by two large dams a well set up reliable watering system. The current vendors are milking around 150+ cows in the near new 18 a side herringbone dairy which is set up to allow for a single person to milk, with auto cup removers, auto feed system, 7500lt vat, crush and race.

Other shedding includes, machinery shed, hay shed, and disused dairy. The home is a comfortable three bedroom, two bathroom home with open plan living areas heated and cooled by a reverse cycle split system and wood heater. Outside an all-weather outdoor area overlooks the farm. Inspect strictly by appointment only. Prior offers encouraged.


“THE STAR”, Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - PAGE 35

Home is where the story begins…. O

VER two and a half acres located in the heart of Meeniyan is now being offered for sale.

A classic cedar home nestled in picturesque gardens features open plan living with kitchen looking out over the gardens and a large paved outdoor area. Three generous bedrooms plus study or fourth bedroom, two bathrooms, and a formal lounge with solid wood heater set in a brick feature wall. A cosy family home in a quiet and private area of town yet close to the shops and school. This property has huge potential for a future subdivision (STCA), or just enjoy the space, and become self-sufficient and grow your own food!

MEENIYAN

Location: 17-19 Brendan Street Bedrooms: 3-4 Bathrooms: 2 Land size: 2.7 acres Price: $450,000 Agent: SEJ Real Estate Contact: Glenys Foster on 0408 515 665

South Gippsland Hwy LEONGATHA Available 7 Days MIRBOO NORTH, 3735 Grand Ridge Rd ! ! !

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Positioned for lifestyle 57 acres lifestyle property with spectacular views Partially renovated 2 bdrm home with easy to maintain garden Updated kitchen, open plan living & lounge area with solid fuel heater & timber floors. Work still to be finished (your way). Large machinery shed, old dairy converted to stables for horses. Ideal horse property with the option to lease for grazing

NEW CE PRI

Upwards of $495,000

MEENIYAN, 17-19 Brendan St NEW ING Home is where the story begins LIST ! 2.7 Acres located in the heart of Meeniyan is now being offered offered for sale ! A classic cedar home nestled in Picturesque gardens feature ! Open plan living with kitchen looking out over the gardens and a large paved outdoor area ! 3 generous bdrms plus study or 4th bdrm, 2 bathrooms ! Formal lounge with solid wood heater set in a brick feature ! A cosy family home in a quiet and private area of town yet close to shops and schools.

Barry Redmond 0418 515 666

HALLSTON, 2500 Grand Ridge Rd Country residence at its best! ! 2.5 acres of manicured gardens, orchards, rose garden & more ! 3 B/R , 2 bathroom, open plan living, plus formal lounge and large outdoor entertaining area ! Direct access to a double garage Plus a 30x20m workshop and substantial chicken coop. ! Located on a bitumen road 12km from Mirboo North or 22km from Leongatha

NEW G TIN LIS

$420,000 MIRBOO NORTH, 245 St. Ellens Rd NEW G TIN Love at first site LIS ! Charming original 3 B/R period home with open plan living ! 82 fertile acres, shelter belts with permanent Berry’s Creek at the rear. ! Established gardens, fruit trees galore, not to mention the majestic canopy of 4,100 year old English oaks ! Full size riding arena, stables, machinery and hay shed.

$450,000

$850,000

South Gippsland Hwy LEONGATHA

5662 4033 www.sej.com.au

Glenys Foster 0408 515 665 SEJ5260385


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More to this than meets the eye A

QUICK drive by of this three bedroom home won’t reveal all that’s on offer. With a clever extension that opens up beyond the kitchen to provide a generous family area, this home has that extra living space that families need. Front lounge with polished hardwood floorboards, single car garage, and a secure backyard for the kids to play. Directly across the road from the hospital complex, this one is well worth seeing!

LEONGATHA

Location: 12 Sloan Avenue Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Price: $180,000 Agent: Alex Scott & Staff Leongatha Contact: 5662 0922

LEONGATHA

INVERLOCH

SOLD - SOLD - SOLD SPRING HAS GOT OFF TO A GREAT START We need more listings to satisfy demand, especially houses priced from $200,000 to $350,000. IF YOU ARE THINKING OF SELLING, CALL US TODAY! DISREGARD THIS NOTICE IF YOU ARE EXCLUSIVELY LISTED WITH ANOTHER AGENT.

8 WOODLAND HEATH, INVERLOCH • 3 Bdrm brick home, ensuite in main bdrm • Close to shops, school & football reserve • Easy lawns & gardens. Access for boat/caravan

$515,000

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D L SO 43 OGILVY STREET, LEONGATHA • 4 Bedroom + study, open plan living • Lock up garage, secure rear yard • Close to schools

D L SO UNIT 25, THE GRANGE, LEONGATHA • 2 bedroom 2 bathrooms • 2 living areas, 2 split systems • Level block with great backyard

12 CHAMBERLAIN DRIVE, LEONGATHA • 3 bedroom brick veneer home • Close to schools • Great first home or investment

45 WONTHAGGI ROAD, INVERLOCH • 3 bdrms BV, northerly facing aspect • 2 living areas, kitchen, separate dining • Spa & sauna. Good size backyard, shed & carport

Asking $345,000

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OLD MARDAN ROAD, MIRBOO NORTH • 68 acre fertile grazing property • Views overlooking Mirboo North • 3 Bedroom cottage

NAPIERS LANE, MARDAN • Prime 260 acre dairy property • Excellent pasture • 12 double up dairy

6295 STH GIPPSLAND HWY, WELSHPOOL • 340 acre dairy farm - 4 titles • 6 bedroom renovated home • 14 S/O dairy, excellent topography

88 PIER ROAD, INVERLOCH • 3 bdrm, high ceilings, baltic pine wall feature • Country style kitchen with large walk in pantry • Large sunny deck, large lock up workshop/garage

Asking $310,000

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D L SO 50 HASSETT STREET, LEONGATHA • Cute, compact 2 bedroom cottage • Polished floor boards, wood heater • Suit further development (STCA)

D L SO HUGHES STREET, LEONGATHA - 40 ACRES • 40 flat acres, edge of town • Less than 1km to CBD • Adjoins Woorayl Golf Club

LOT 46 SHINGLERS RIDGE, LEONGATHA • Located in the Shinglers Ridge Estate • 1035m2 block

86 PIER ROAD, INVERLOCH • 2 bdrm home situated close to tennis courts • Very large living area, spacious kitchen with pantry • Big undercover back deck

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U 55 THORNBYS ROAD, NERRENA • 140 acre grazing/undulating country • Ample farm shedding • 3 bedroom home

THREE 1st CLASS QUALITY TOWNHOUSES • 2 bedroom townhouses, central lounge & dining • Fully landscaped-low maintenance gardens • Short walk to Safeway, RSL & CBD

$5750 per acre

$330,000 each.

FACTORY AVAILABLE ON VACANT POSSESSION, LEONGATHA • Located in the industrial estate • Large factory on 1470m2 • 2 street frontages, high clearance factory

$470,000

5662 0922 45 Bair Street Andrew Newton 0402 940 320

Alan Steenholdt 0409 423 822

Peter Dwyer 0428 855 244

3 BR 41 Freda St.

$275 per week

4 BR 17 Dalmont Bay Crt.

$375 per week

2 BR 16 Sandymount Ave.

$200 per week

2 BR 27 Lavington St.

$240 per week

2 BR 1 Corsair Gve.

$220 per week

1/7 A’Beckett Street 5674 1111 Carly Roughead 0417 382 979

Dawn Hughes 0417 380 736 Dennis Ginn 0412 317 360 Marnie Lee Redmond 0403 525 413

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• Korumburra Rotary charity auction • Coal Creek Farmers Market, Korumburra • 75th anniversary celebration of the Poowong Hall

Broad talent: sisters Cara and Tegan Brammar of Strzelecki set the scene for the Coal Creek Farmers Market’s birthday celebrations, playing Celtic, Australiana, jazz and other music for shoppers.

Famous faces: Hawthorn footballer Jarryd Roughead and exchange student Jonathan Weinbrenner at the Rotary auction.

Community feel: gathering at Poowong were Linda Harvey, Bill Loughridge (standing), Ian and Wendy Pepperell, and Val and Bruce Holman.

Much to say: Mavis McConnell, Di Bellingham and Tom McConnell relive the history of the hall.

Getting together: visitors from the Rotary Club of Kooweerup-Lang Lang, Max and Joan Kneebone, and Joy and Rudy de Jong, shared a laugh at the Rotary Club of Korumburra charity auction.

Family links: John Halliday and Bill McNally have ties with the Poowong Hall. Their fathers P.W. Halliday and F.A. McNally were inaugural committee members.

Remarkable occasion: entertainer Pete Denahy, South Gippsland Shire Councillor Bob Newton and hall president Ken Cecil enjoyed the 75th anniversary celebration of the Poowong Hall.

Trio: Bruce Foote, John Beverly and Garry Hill chat away at Poowong.

Stories to share: Bep Mandemaker and Faye Suckling of Inverloch catch up at Poowong.

Fun time: Graham Gregg, Jim Watson and Ian Follett at the Poowong Hall do.

Tasty morsels: the Country Women’s Association holds a cake and produce stall at the Coal Creek Farmers Market every month. Recently, the stall was staffed by Christine Robertson (left) and Marilyn Lewis (right) of the Leongatha CWA, and Rhonda Chapman of Kardella branch.


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Make a difference DO you believe you could enhance teenager’s life?

Youth mentors are now needed to work with students at Mirboo North Secondary College and other schools in South Gippsland next year. UnitingCare Gippsland is seeking volunteer mentors for its IMPACT Youth Mentoring Initiative to help students explore their strengths, skills and goals through conversations and activities with adults. Mentors will be trained and spend one hour a week with students during school terms, helping students consider educational and employment opportunities, and remain connected with school and the community. Students and mentors will be matched based on their interests, said UnitingCare youth development worker Michelle Merange. “It’s about mentors opening the students’ worlds to different possibilities so they can experience success in different activities,” she said.

“It’s giving the young person another trusted adult to talk to. Sometimes just having a different point of view can have a positive impact.” The program aims to help young people build stronger ties with friends, family, school, the community and other networks, and boosting their resilience and self-confidence. “They may work on woodworking projects together or their mentor may help them complete work or investigate different career options,” Ms Merange said. A survey by the Australian Youth Mentoring Network found that young people benefited by knowing where to find help when they needed it, have a more positive view of their future and are less likely to use drugs or alcohol. The first group of students involved will be a group of Year 11 students studying the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning at Mir-

boo North Secondary College, from 2013. Mentors are only asked to be compassionate, caring and accepting, and will be screened and interviewed by a selection panel. Police checks and a Working With Children check will be required. “We ask for a minimum commitment of six months to foster a relationship with the young person,” Ms Merange said. To find out more, contact Ms Merange at 5662 5150 or michelle. merange@ucgips.org.au. Alternatively, Ms Merange will promote the initiative at the following locations this week: Tuesday, IGA Leongatha,102pm; • Thursday, IGA Mirboo North, 9.30-11.30am; and • Friday, IGA Leongatha, 9.30-11.30.

TAMSYN Ashleigh Gillian Conrad is the first gorgeous daughter for Travis and Katherine of Thorpdale. She was born at Leongatha Memorial Hospital on October 11 and is a sister for Alistair, 17 months.

MACKENZIE Birt was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on October 9 to Merryn Quilford and Glenn Birt of Wonthaggi. Join in: members of the Wellington Youth Mentoring Program that is run by UnitingCare Gippsland in Sale. A similar program is starting in South Gippsland.

Nature Parks in running for award PHILLIP Island Nature Parks was recently announced as a finalist, and is now in the running to win the highly competitive Land and Biodiversity category of the nation’s most prestigious environmental competition, the Banksia Awards.

The Land and Biodiversity category recognises demonstrated leadership and innovation in protecting and enhancing land systems, soils, forests and biodiversity. The Nature Parks’ application, titled “Hooded Plover Heroes”, tells the impressive story of bringing hooded plovers on Phillip Island back from the brink of extinction. The Phillip Island hooded plover population is now the only known population in the world where numbers are increasing. “The success of our hooded plover program is the result of decades of work by our researchers and rangers along with an incredible effort from community volunteers and partners,” said

Dedicated to cause: volunteers have been a crucial part of the success of the Nature Parks’ Hooded Plover program. Phillip Island Nature Parks’ CEO, Matthew Jackson. In the 1980s, Phillip Island Nature Parks’ researcher Dr Peter Dann and community member Bob Baird concluded that the Phillip Island hooded plover breeding population was declining significantly. Breeding success was too low to sustain the population. The nature parks pioneered and led a unique, integrated campaign where the local community and key stakeholders joined forces to save the plovers. This program included research-led management,

community action, education, innovative technology and successful partnerships. The ‘bigger picture’ was to create and showcase a successful model for other Australian communities where hooded plovers were facing the same challenges. Today, the number of breeding hooded plovers on Phillip Island has quadrupled. Last breeding season resulted in the highest number of chicks fledged since records began. The Banksia Awards are Australia’s most prestigious environmental awards. This year saw a record number of finalists. “This reflects the high

quality of projects and programs that are being undertaken in Australia at this time,” said Graz van Egmond, executive director of the Banksia Environmental Foundation. “More than just an acknowledgement, the Banksia Awards are an opportunity to highlight what is possible and being achieved by the wider Australian community.” Winners will be announced on October 26 at a gala presentation held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

LANI Amelia Edwards was born at Bass Coast Regional Health on the 10th October to Rhiannon McBrinn & Ryan Edwards of Cowes.

ELEANOR Zena Hullick is another gorgeous girl for Jason and Sarah of Cape Paterson. She was born on October 10 at Leongatha Memorial Hospital and is a sister for Charlee, 7, Robert, 3, and William, 2.


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300 trees, one hour, 11 teens AS part of the 25 year Landcare celebrations, Year 11 Outdoor Education students from Leongatha Secondary College planted 300 trees last week. The trees were planted at South Gippsland Water’s Meeniyan Wetlands. South Gippsland Landcare Network project officer, Kate Williams was delighted by the students’ work ethic under the guidance of teacher, Aimee Collins. Eleven students planted the trees in less than an hour, which is a great effort. Following the tree planting, students were provided with a guided

tour of native plant nursery, F. and M. Smoulders Revegetation, in Fish Creek from nursery owner Frank Smoulders. Frank explained that seeds are collected locally then transferred to trays of soil where germination occurs. Once germinated, individual seedlings are then pricked out into plastic tube cells. At this stage of growth, the young seedlings are especially appealing to native antechinus who will happily devour the plants. With this in mind, the holding area is fenced off to prevent such an unwanted attack. Once in plastic tubes and slightly larger, the plants are nurtured and watered in a greenhouse before being moved into an outdoor area of the

nursery. By this stage the plants are ready for planting in the ground. This process, from seed to a plant ready for planting, takes 12 months on average. After the nursery tour, the students visited a farm in Tarwin Lower with recently completed tree planting and fencing works. The works are an example of the type of projects Landcare undertakes with the aim of improving biodiversity and farm productivity. This activity was funded by the Victorian Government’s 25 years of Landcare grant and was kindly sponsored by South Gippsland Water, West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority and VicRoads.

• OBITUARY

The light of many lives MARITA Hughes brought love and light to the many lives she touched. Willing worker: Leongatha Secondary College student Amy Egan was all smiles. Giving 100 per cent: students Rose Starlight and Brita Br Jobling have fun on the job.

Social time: Ash Cuff and Taylor Smith swapped the classroom for the outdoors.

She lived a full and unique life, hallmarked by gentleness and pleasure in her family, friends and by helping those in need. Her creativity allowed her to revel ch in the changing of the seasons and the joy of nature. nat joy She could see the glory in caterpil because it would one day a caterpillar emerge fr from the darkness of its cocoon f to burst forth as a beautiful butterfly. Once Marita wrote a story about Once, a butterfly, dedicating it to her mother. The story later turned up in a bag in a local opp opportunity shop, found by Star t Bert B van Bedaf who published reporter it in the hope of finding its owner. A creative writer himself, Bert encouraged Marita’s literary bent and when he died in 2010, she sent a lovely arrangement of orange flowers – the colour of his native Holland – to comfort his Star colleagues. Marita, who died suddenly on September 24, was known for such acts of kindness. At her funeral at the Inverloch Anglican Church on October 2, her daughter Erin recalled finding beautiful cards in the mail, sent by her mother “just because you were thinking of me”. Her other daughters, Jessica Rudge, Anna and Sarah, all paid tribute to their mother’s love, warmth and laughter, her gentleness and consideration for others. She was, they said, a breath of fresh air who responded with great interest and involvement to her role as a mother and a grandmother.

Marita had an abiding faith, a beacon in her life that guided her children as well. She was born Marita Carmel in July 1960 in Mirboo North, the sixth child of Bob and Clare McRae, a little sister to Rod, Gill, Yvonne, Brenda and Christine. Tim and Katey followed. The family lived on a sheep and cattle farm until June 1967, when they moved to Tullaree in Buffalo/ Tarwin Lower. Marita and Tim got into all sorts of scrapes on the property, including swimming with their two cats in spring flood waters and, as preschoolers, sawing down a neighbour’s front yard pine tree because it was just the right size for Christmas decorations. She began primary school at Mirboo North, transferring to Buffalo, then St Laurence’s in Leongatha, followed by Leongatha High School. She was accepted into teacher training at Frankston, but had already teamed up with her classmate David Hughes, forming a relationship spanning 34 years, including 29 as a married couple. He described their home as one of love, encouragement and peace. Their first child, Jessica, was born in 1979, followed by Erin, Anna and Sarah. Marita studied part time to become an integration aide. She was perfectly suited to the task but it didn’t satisfy her creative bent. Further studies led to her being a TAFE instructor and, envisaging the use of illustrations to bridge the communication gap, was looking to qualifications in teaching

English as a second language. Throughout her life, Marita was very active in various churches, schools and community groups. She devoted many hours to community support initiatives and was known for her caring, unselfish devotion to the wellbeing of others. She loved people, anything artistic, bright colours, writing, cats, green tea and going for walks. She collected books, shells, seed pods and knick-knacks. David once counted 42 books, journals and magazines beside her bed, asking her how many she needed. “All of them, that’s why they’re there!” came the reply. She was a compulsive diarist, with most of her notes focused on her spiritual insights and she taught her family to pray together to develop that hope and peace which passes all understanding. In the words of her husband, Marita was “a sweet woman, a fantastic mother, daughter, sister and the kind of friend that we all hope to find”.

Marita Hughes: will be remembered for her warmth, kindness and caring.

Women lead the way By Jane Ross

skills along the way.

WOMEN make up the bulk of kindergarten committee and school council membership, little realising they are gaining valuable

A new group has formed to encourage those women – and the community – to recognise those skills and make good use of them. It’s called Women Across Gippsland, or WaG. One of its founders is Cr Beth Ripper of Wellington Shire. She told The Star wom-

en are active in their communities, in all forms of leadership where skills are transferable to other levels but that’s been undervalued by individual women and the community. Such activity was Beth’s trajectory into local government and she spoke to The Star on the phone on her way to chair

Founding members of Women Across Gippsland (WaG) are standing: Cr Jennie Deane and Cr Mimmie Ng (South Gippsland Shire), Cr Meredith Urie (East Gippsland Shire), Cr Jane Daly (Bass Coast Shire), Cr Lisa Price (Latrobe City Council), Cr Mohya Davies (South Gippsland). Seated: Cr Beth Ripper (Wellington Shire), Ruth McGowan (Baw Baw Shire), Bass Coast mayor Cr Veronica Dowman.

a meeting of the Women’s Participation in Local Governance group. That organisation has produced a number of leaflets to inform and encourage women into local government. WaG was formed by a number of Gippsland women councillors with the aim of giving women a bigger voice in matters affecting them in the region. Retiring Bass Coast mayor Cr Veronica Dowman is another. Cr Dowman said the founding members of WaG “want to continue to make a contribution to their communities and offer a forum for progressive women to be involved in public debate in a constructive and positive way”. Cr Ripper said a number of women from Gippsland’s six councils had been meeting over lunch for some years and with some retiring at the October municipal elections, decided to take the networking to a more formal level. “WaG will provide progressive women with a stronger voice to speak up in public as well as providing a much needed opportunity for alternative input into many of the issues affecting Gippslanders,” she said. “As community leaders, we

are concerned that women’s voices often struggle to be heard in public debate and we want to address that. Women not only have a right to be heard and listened to, but they certainly bring a different perspective to the debate based on their varied life experiences.” Cr Ripper has been on council for seven years. She said women are still under represented in local government and council is the most accessible form of democracy for women to have a say. She said those who enjoyed the female councillor lunches decided to share their history and the knowledge they’d gained, so WaG was formed. It will use a Facebook page to reach Gippsland women and a number of forums are planned. The first, likely to be held in the new year, will be a debate on where the greatest influence happens – in the council chamber or on the steps? “It will be a useful conversation,” Cr Ripper said. WaG is apolitical and is for socially progressive women leaders from across Gippsland. The group wants to provide an alternative voice through constructive and positive public debate.


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Rotarians raise $17,000 THE Rotary Club of Korumburra raised about $17,000 for local and international Rotary projects at the annual charity auction recently.

Goods and services were generously offered by local residents and businesses, and bidding was spirited and good humoured as auctioneers Eddy Hams and Brian McCormack encouraged bidders. About 90 people en-

Brown, gold: auctioneer Eddy Hams with Hawthorn footballer Jarryd Roughead as he signs one of the bottles of wine.

joyed the auction and dinner at the Austral Hotel. A highlight of the evening was the opening of 20 lucky envelopes from which one lucky person won a beautiful white diamond pendant, designed and made by Denis Hawkins of Leongatha, and valued at more than $3000. The fortunate person was Ken Loughnan. A surprise during the evening was the unexpected visit by Hawthorn footballer, Jarryd Roughead, who signed two bottles of wine for auction. This year, two new items that created much interest were two “backyard blitz” sessions with “four blokes for four hours”. Another popular item keenly sought after was a dinner party for 10 people prepared and served by Rotarians and their partners, in the home of the winning bidder. Everyone in the Rotary Club was pleased with the results of the evening and grateful to the individuals, businesses and industries that contributed and supported this community fund-raiser. More photos in Social Scene on page 37.

Milpara (Korumburra) Community House news FOR parents returning to work or someone considering a change of occupation, Milpara will be running an Introduction to Community Services course to be held over four Wednesdays, commencing on November 7. If you are interested in aged care, home and community care, childcare, disability or community services this course will help you make the right choice.

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From pages past Historical snippets from The Star 30 years ago, October 26, 1982

10 years ago, October 22, 2002

5 years ago, October 23, 2007

1 year ago, October 25, 2011

UNCONFIRMED rumours say that the proposed $1.25 million livein farm apprentice college for Leongatha will get the go ahead from the Technical and Further Education Board. If built, it would be conducted in conjunction with the Leongatha Technical School.

IT’S every young footballer’s dream to break into the Australian Football League, and Kurt Gowers is hoping to do just that. The 18year-old from Leongatha is fresh from blitzing the best and fairest award for Gippsland Power’s U/18 side and is eagerly anticipating his name being called during the AFL national draft on November 24.

A LEONGATHA factory has become a key election battleground with workers and management locked in a bitter dispute over WorkChoices contracts. Only weeks from the November 24 Federal Election, labels manufacturer Cash’s Australia wants to negotiate a nonunion agreement.

A FIRE at the Burra Foods factory at Korumburra shut down production for around 24 hours on Friday. When questioned about the amount of money lost due to fire CEO Grant Crothers said: “That’s far too tough a question. We are on limited production; we are not running our dryer, but we are running our other lines.”

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Jet setters: Rotary exchange students socialised at the auction. They were Kurt Cossons, bound for the USA, and Jonathan Weinbrenner from Germany.

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A PYTHON slid across the shoulders of Robart Logan and Danny Waycott. The huge snake lifted its head and a horrified look crossed Danny’s face as he felt the scaly body slide over his ear and across his head. The boys are students from Korumburra Primary School, visited by the Snakes Alive Show last week.

**** THE SAGA of the seal reported to be terrorising fishermen and beachcombers at Inverloch could soon come to an end. Bass Coast Shire will seek the help of a seal expert from the Phillip Island Nature Park to tackle the problem.

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Mint like: Dave Sutton smells a branch from an Australian Christmas bush.

Back then: the property before planting in 2006.

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SOUTH Gippsland is renowned for its rolling hills but for Dave Sutton, treed hills are better than bald ones. Dave may call Inverloch home, but he has transformed an Arawata property. The 15-and-a-half acre farmlet was cleared and sown to pasture when Dave bought it in 1989. In 1998, he began to take planting seriously and has since planted 84,000 trees, with help from likeminded people. “I could see the poor quality of the run-off water in the steep gullies. It just used to run black with

sediment and the cattle were causing damage to it as well. “It’s about putting biodiversity back into the land and looking after the land a little bit better.” Trees planted in 2004 are already 30m high and weigh about 980kg. Dave attributes that to the climate, soil and rainfall. Early replanting was undertaken through Landcare and in 2003, Dave secured a carbon tender through the State Government that allowed him to increase his rate of planting. The tender program required him to bid for government support and with the Strzelecki Ranges known to take up carbon dioxide at the second highest rate in Australia,

he was successful. The karri forests of south-west Western Australia have the highest level of CO2 uptake. “The Australian Greenhouse Office estimates that over 100 years, this area of the Strzelecki Ranges takes up 400 to 500 tonnes of CO2 per hectare per year. Big trees like mountain ash and blue gum take up the bulk of it.” The carbon scheme aimed to increase carbon sequestration and biodiversity. Under the program, 90 per cent of the carbon stored within the trees is owned by the government and Dave owns the other 10 per cent. The carbon can be traded on the open market, and the government gave progress payments.

“It’s been financially viable but only because I’ve done a lot of the work myself.” The CSIRO cut down 35 large trees on Dave’s property in 2004, weighed them and measured their moisture content. Preliminary findings were that 765 tonnes of CO2 was stored per hectare on his property – much higher than the greenhouse office estimate. Trees are the best use of the hills, Dave said. “The Strzelecki Ranges are steep and not terribly productive. You lose some cattle in the steep gullies, and weed management is an issue.” More than 40 species have been planted, including larger trees such as mountain ash, blue gum,

mountain grey gum, blackwood and silver wattle, right down to grasses. He has planted to recreate the ecological vegetation class of damp forest. “Ritchies Reserve near Korumburra is the only remnant patch of damp forest in South Gippsland.” Damp forest typical of the Mount Worth area once existed across the ranges but Dave estimated only eight per cent now remains. “It was hard work clearing it and it’s harder

work putting it back.” Most trees were planted by hand with the exception of a two hectare area that Dave described as “moderately successful”. A PhD student trialled a variety of planting techniques, such as spraying pasture and also scalping the soil with a bulldozer or plough to remove weeds. All techniques proved successful apart from planting seed directly into pasture. “There are tens of thousands of birds around

here. You can hear them. There are a lot of finches, golden whistlers, fantails and a pair of black shouldered kites nesting here at the minute.” Wombats, wallabies and the occasional koala visit too. “It’s fantastic going for a walk. It’s not high quality bush yet. It will be a long time before it will be, but there are ferns in the gullies coming back by themselves and that is a sign you are doing something right.”

Wetlands inspire THE secrets of Bald Hills and Kings Flat reserves were unlocked during a community walk through the wetlands recently. Parks Victoria ranger Bill Gurnett led the walk, initiated by the Friends of Cape Liptrap Peninsula, including Bald Hills and Kings Flat reserves in conjunction with Fish Creek Landcare Group. In spite of the waterlogged conditions of the Kings Flat wetlands, the day was a tremendous success with about 40 people enjoying the natural remnant wetland flora and fauna. Luckily it was a lovely day with

only a light sprinkling of rain. The Bald Hills Wetland Reserve consists of a series of sand ridges supporting open woodlands of bog gum, messmate and narrow leaf peppermint with a heath understorey. “It is alive with an array of birds and other wildlife both on the swamps and in the woodlands during the day and especially on moonlit nights,” said friends president Ian Gunn. The Kings Flat reserve covers 83 hectares while the Bald Hill reserve covers 132 hectares. Both are managed by Parks Victoria and assisted where possible by the Friends of Cape Liptrap Peninsula.

The partnership, recently secured a Victorian Government Community for Nature Grant of $9,700 to upgrade the walking track and boardwalks at Bald Hills. The result will counteract the annual flooding of the boardwalks and allow safe year round access from the car-park to the wetland bird hide. The reserves are critical conservation sites for birds, animals and plants and are true remnants of the original pre-settlement South Gippsland swamps. The Friends of Cape Liptrap welcomes new members. Please contact the Parks Victoria Foster office.

Out, about: about 40 people explored the Bald Hills and Kings Flat reserves.

Motoring fans: George and Jarrod were offering toy cars for sale, at a bargain price of course.

Kids get down to business MONEY matters have featured in the classroom at Inverloch Primary School. Grade 5 students have been studying economics and even running their own businesses. From an allocated wage of $700 a

week, the students have been calculating tax and super, and sold goods and services on market day last Wednesday. Food, jewellery, arcade games, toy cars and football cards were among the items for classmates to buy. Students could also choose from such services as hiring laptop computers.


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Thousands expected at Halloween event MORE than 5000 people are expected to flock to Coal Creek Community Park and Museum for Halloween. “There’s a great spin off for the local area,” customer service officer Suzanne Conlan said. “We’ve sold lots of tickets over the phone and people are coming from Melbourne and across the region. Accommodation is booked out. This is a major regional event.” This is the fifth Halloween celebration at Coal Creek. The fun starts at 5.30pm on Saturday October 27 and lasts until 10. There’ll be prizes for best dressed children and adults, so wear your masks, capes, peaked hats and scary gear to be in the running. Entry to Coal Creek is free and while there’ll be a small charge for some of the Halloween events, some don’t cost anything.

The evening is pitched at families, and Suzanne said those wanting to just enjoy the free activities can be assured of a good time. Take your own bag of nasties (or goodies) for trick or treating which runs until 9pm. Children aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. There’s fire twirling and storytelling and a Monster Bash Disco. Rides on the ghost train will cost $5, there’ll be a bonfire at 8pm and plenty of food stalls throughout the site. MAD Theatre Group will put on a pantomime about the Amazing Adventures of Little Red Riding Hood. Be prepared for a scarecrow competition and a try at good old fashioned apple bobbing. And if you’re too young to know what that is, go along and find out! For more detail, ring Coal Creek on 5655 1811.

Ghoulishly good: Korumburra’s Ellie Newton made the perfect witch at last year’s event at Coal Creek.


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Pieces created by journey PRINTS and woodwork combine for the next exhibition at Meeniyan Art Gallery. Inverloch artists Susan Hall and Bob Manhal present Process and Place, opening this Sunday from 2-4pm.

The exhibition continues until November 22. Hall is studying a Master of Visual Arts degree at Monash University Gippsland. She makes woodcuts and lino cuts, as well as mono prints with seaweed, multi layering colours and images onto rag papers.

“My love of the landscape and my concern for the environment has had a strong impact on my recent work,” she said. “Living on the coastline, I gather information and images from nature while exploring the many rock pools and forms created by the forces of crashing waves, in turn creating their pattern in the rock ledges and cliff faces. “I am drawn to the patterns created by powerful waves and erosion of rock, and want to capture these

images reducing them to pattern.” Hall sees her work being more about the process and the unpredictable. “I observe the everchanging pattern in the sand as the tide recedes. Deep crevices are formed after a storm when the sea is rough, quite a comparison compared to the softer ripples left by the calm sea,” she said. “I design my work with these ideas in mind and the importance of caring for the coastal environment.”

Hall’s work is held in many collections in Australia and overseas. Manhal has been turning wood and building furniture for many years, and enjoys the challenge of designing functional and one of a kind sculpted works. He uses rough sawn slabs of banksia, blackwood, red gum and silver wattle grown in Gippsland: Inverloch, the Strzelecki Ranges and river banks of East Gippsland. “Every piece of timber has unique and dis-

tinct qualities which are revealed as a it is dressed and shaped,” Manhal said. “My designs incorporate natural wave edges, textured exteriors and contrasts of grain and colour in the gradations of the sapwood to heartwood.” Manhal uses various techniques to make his

pieces: wood turning of legs or bowls, off-centre turning, carving and texturing some surfaces. “Defined lines, different surface planes, texture, colour and grain all combine to balance and unify the finished pieces,” he said.

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“The need to accommodate an increasing number of local residents who wish to enjoy quality opera and popular Broadway hits at an affordable price, and the need to up-grade our sound and stage infrastructure for a firstclass performance, are the main reasons for the move,” said organiser Beryl Dodds. A free courtesy bus to all the Waterline townships including Pioneer Bay, Grantville,

Tenby Point, Corinella, Coronet Bay and Bass will be provided to ensure local residents don’t miss out. Young and talented local artists will continue to perform in the lead-up to the major performance by the superb Melbourne City Opera, the longest established opera company in Victoria. “All proceeds will continue to be returned to our young rising stars to assist with their musical education and to a nominated local community project in the Waterline district,” Ms Dodds said. “This year we were able to donate a generous sum toward the purchase of the Grantville/ Kernot fire truck.” The organising committee, Bass Valley Mu-

sic Festival Inc, is delighted that Bass Coast residents will have the opportunity to hear the Melbourne City Opera at the 2013 concert to be held on Sunday, February 3 from 3.307.30pm on Churchill Island. “It will be a wonderful weekend of culture. The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will be performing the evening before on February 2 and we welcome this great opportunity to partner with Phillip Island Nature Parks,” Ms Dodds said. “The first weekend of February will be a musical treat for locals,” said Nicoleta Giurgiu, marketing manager at Phillip Island Nature Parks. More details regarding Serenade at Sunset bookings will be available in November.

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Complementary work: Robert Manhal and Susan Hall have joined to present an exhibition at Meeniyan Art Gallery.


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X-Factor star heading to Wonthaggi And while that uniqueness may have enhanced his beginnings in the show, his amazing musical ability, honed over 20 years as performer on the pub circuit, entrenched him as a real musical talent who still has plenty to offer. “I don’t think you ever give up on your dreams. Every performance is a blessing now,” Andrew said from Melbourne as he prepares to perform at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s club on Friday, November 2. “I’ve had gigs in South

ANDREW Wishart is determined to make the most of his opportunities after he became a household name in the Australian television series X-Factor.

The down to earth family man was a crowd and judge favourite for his nonpretentious style and willingness to take on a variety of musical styles without the usual histrionics associated with reality television shows.

X-Factor: Andrew Wishart is heading to Wonthaggi on November 2.

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Australia, Jupiters Casino, Maroochydore, all over the place, it’s been a hectic time. “I haven’t gone back to my job. I’m putting everything into this. I don’t want to be a rock star, I have to create a niche.” His performance philosophy is simple – make the audience happy. “I want them to feel like they are relaxing in their own backyard listening to a jukebox,” Andrew said. The jukebox of course has a wide selection of tunes and Andrew’s goal is to cover as many different styles and genres as he can, but always with his own interpretation. “The show will definitely have some of the songs representative of my time on X-Factor, Adele of course, Steve Earle, U2 plus a few surprises. I’ve surrounded myself with fantastic musicians and we all enjoy what we are doing.” Originally from East Gippsland, Andrew considers the towns of Bruthen and Bairnsdale as his ‘other’ homes, and holidays there regularly with family. “I sometimes stop and wonder why our children aren’t growing up in the country, and have the same fantastic sense of freedom and space that you just can’t get elsewhere.” In fact Andrew’s wife Robbie was also born and bred in Bruthen; and they have known each other for as long as they can remember.

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Beach time: Mirboo North Library Story Time participants enjoyed decorating the surfboard.

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Australian libraries and library associations. A Magic Beach theme was adopted by the West Gippsland Library Corporation, in honour of local writer/ illustrator and National Year of Reading ambassador, Alison Lester. One of the initiatives was a custom made surfboard which coasted its way around the region for children to scrawl their message onto as part of their Magic Beach Story Time sessions. Library early years coordinator, Geraldine Archibald, said: “The surfboard has been used as a tool to fuel the imagination of

the children during Story Time.” Many of Alison’s Magic Beach prints will be on display in the week of November 12 and for the closing event on November 16 in the Inverloch Library. The library will be breaking many conventions during the week of November 12, with a huge sand sculpture taking its place amongst the children’s section of the Inverloch Library. Internationally acclaimed sculptor, Ricardo Alves-Ferreira, from Wonthaggi, will be working on a massive sand sculpture throughout the week,

and invites children to try their hand at sculpting in the sand, from between 10.30am – 11.30am, at the Inverloch Library. To attend the event, RSVP to Carol Harper, carolh@wgrlc.vic.gov.au, and come to the Inverloch Library on Friday, November 16 from 10.30am. The event is free and includes a fish’n’chip lunch, children’s activities, and special guest speakers. RSVP for catering and activities. For media information contact Fiona Mahomed at the West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation on 5622 2849.


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from 176c to 192c/kg. Bullocks sold between 178c and 196c/kg. Heavy weight bullocks made from 174c to 182c/kg. Friesian and crossbred manufacturing steers sold mostly from 145c to 180c/kg. Most grown empty heifers made from 138c to 167c/kg. Plain condition and light weight dairy cows made mostly between 105c and 122c but sold as low as 55c/kg for the poorest drafts. Good condition two and three score heavy weight dairy cows sold from 122c to 146c/kg. Good condition three and four score heavy weight beef cows made between 138c and 154c, with an isolated sale to 160c/kg. The dairy bulls made up most of the bull yarding and sold mostly from 123c to 148c/kg. This week’s sale draw for October 24 is: 1. Rodwells, 2. SEJ, 3. Alex Scott, 4. Elders, 5. Landmark, 6. David Phelan.

experience,” Denise said. Ten scholarships are available in Victoria with a further 10 available nationally, and applications closed last Friday. The Dairy Industry Scholarships Program is one of the many examples of the dairy service levy at work. For more information on this and other levy investments visit www.dairyaustralia.com.au

Smart operator: Denise Jones now manages a herd at Middle Tarwin.


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Dairy young guns to tour NZ By Simone Short TWO dairying young guns from South Gippsland will head to New Zealand early next year as part of the United Dairy Farmers of Victoria Study Tour 2013. William Colbert from Inverloch and Sally Pate from Leongatha were two of five lucky candidates chosen to take the trip across the Tasman to learn all about our neighbour’s own dairy industry. Leaving Melbourne in February 2013 for eight days, the tour will be conducted on the North Island of New Zealand and will include visits to dairy farms, research and processing facilities and agricultural sites to meet the framework of learning identified by the participants. Particular areas of interest include pasture management techniques, genetics and reproduction, milk pricing, farming in a wet climate and ownership

pathways. Both William and Sally grew up on family dairy farms and took an interest in the industry from a young age. Originally from Yarram, William said he left school to milk cows until the milk price dropped, when he decided to take up a trade. He began a butchering apprenticeship first in Melbourne, and then in Inverloch, but decided in January this year to return to dairying. “I prefer the lifestyle and want to one day eventually own my own farm,” he said. “At the moment I’m a dairy worker not too far from management level and I’m always pursuing to go forward.” Growing up in Lang Lang, Sally said she liked cows from a young age and knew when she finished her schooling she would work in the dairy industry. “I studied a double degree in agricultural science and commerce and

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relief milked my whole way through university,” she said. “That experience only cemented that I wanted to be in the industry and towards the end, I began working for Browns Fertilisers as an agronomist. I still do that today, as well as milk seven nights a week.” Both Will and Sally said they are excited to travel to New Zealand and learn about the dairying operations of a different country where dairy farming is a major industry. “I’m really interested in seeing whether there is a rural-city divide and whether the consumers are aware of where their products come from, and whether it’s an issue there,” Sally said. United Dairyfarmers of Victoria president Kerry Callow said they chose five of Victoria’s best from a big field to tour New Zealand. “The Kiwis are world leaders in dairy. They’ve got more cows than people, pumping out 17.3 billion litres of milk last year,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity for Australia’s best to see what a powerhouse New Zealand has become and bring back some of

that knowledge, drive and passion to Australia’s shores.” Ms Callow said the chosen applicants demonstrated strong knowledge,

determination to learn and share their learning with others, along with commitment to a long-term career within the dairy industry. “They come from di-

Future in farming: William Colbert from Inverloch and Sally Pate from Leongatha are two of only five young people selected to take part in the United Dairy Farmers of Victoria Study Tour 2013.

verse backgrounds - on farm, industry and government, yet they all have the same goal - to learn,” she said. “The UDV congratu-

lates these young agricultural representatives and hopes they enjoy their opportunity to develop personal, professional and leadership capabilities.”

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Underpass grant assists farmers MG step-up SOUTH GIPPSLAND and district farmers can save up to $50,000 on the installation of a cattle underpass following the return of the grant. The Victorian Farmers Federation says the State Government's new Cattle Underpass Scheme provides grants of up to $50,000 or 33 per cent of the cost of constructing underpasses to farmers to separate stock from road traffic. VFF president Peter Tuohey said the new funding of the grant program would improve the safety of rural roads for motorists, farming families and their employees. Colac Cement Products' Greg Kerr said road underpasses ensured an easier and safer option for farmers moving stock, particularly dairy farmers who needed to take cows across roads twice a day. Mr Kerr said

MURRAY Goulburn announced a further step-up in milk prices last week.

The co-operative said it would pay an extra eight cents per kilogram for butterfat and 20 cents for protein, raising the price per

LANDMARK IS SEEKING FOR VALUED CLIENT LONG TERM LEASE OR AGISTMENT UP TO 1000 ACRES, SUITABLE FOR COWS & CALVES TO COMMENCE NOW OR BEFORE 31/1/2013 ANY AREA CONSIDERED. LAN2851026

Grant is back: farmers can now take advantage of the new cattle underpass scheme said Greg Kerr (pictured) of Colac Cement Products during construction of an underpass in South Gippsland. underpasses were also valuable for limiting farm vehicles crossing roads and the business can construct the underpasses up to 4.2 metres wide and up to 2.7 metres high. “If you have considered cattle underpass now is the time to talk to us and save thousands on installation,” he said. Mr Kerr said Colac

Cement Products had installed a number of underpasses every year Victoria wide while the previous government grant scheme was in place. “We have the experience and can offer advice on the best solution for your farm underpasses with great cow flow and cow-friendly ramps,” he said. Colac Cement Products

offer a turn key solution to the application process and take care of all the elements of the installation for a quality finished underpass. Contact the underpass experts at Colac Cement Products for a quote and further information on eligibility for the new State Government grant.

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kilogram of milk solids to $4.77 per kilogram. While market conditions remain volatile, particularly the level of the Australian dollar, there has been some rebalancing of supply and demand for dairy products globally, with the drought in the USA a notable factor. This has seen an increase in the price of some key dairy ingredients in recent months. MG increased its fullyear forecast milk price from a previously stated range of $44.70 to $4.90 per kilogram of milk solids to $44.80 to $5.

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Mary MacKillop College, Horn Street, Leongatha Saturday, November 3 2012, Commencing 10am Stevens Egan Johnston Pty Ltd, in conjunction with the Leongatha Rotary Club, has been favoured with instructions from various Leongatha Industrial Estate business houses to offer the following on their behalf:

7'x5' Calf Crate; 2 x portable Cattle Yard Panels; 2 x Wheelbarrows; 4'x3' Plastic ATV Trailer; 1000lt Water IBC in frame; 6.5hp x 3” Water Transfer Pump 1000lt/m; 16lt Rosy Knapsack Sprayer; 15lt Hardi Knapsack Sprayer; Hydor 2 room Heat Transfer System; 64 x 20lt Roundup 450 CT; 3 x Powerdosers; 150 x Bloat Capsules Rumensin, 2 Applicators; 2 x 20lt Sprayrite Blowfly; 20lt Radicate Footrot Solution; 3 x 5lt Basagran; 2 x 5lt Sencor; 5lt Kerb Herbicide; 10kg Amisol 800; 4lt Lontrel; 5 x 5kg Unimix; 8 x 1lt Foam Buster; 2 x 20lt Thatch Buster; Gas Flame Burner; 140 x Kamar Quick Sticks; 100 x Cattle Co/Cu/Sel Combination Capsules; 2 x Cydectin Vaccine Fridges; 2 x 1.5kg/10lt Ramatin Sheep Drench; 4 burner BBQ with Cover; 3 x Steel Framed Desks; Numerous lengths & sizes PVC Piping; Boxes Poly Pipe Fittings; Old Milk Can; 3.0mt Troughmobile; 3 x 30mt Rolls Stocksafe 13x122.5x5;4 x Lockable Storage Units; Orange HJ400S Pressure Pump; Orange CP400 Pressure Pump; Orange HT100 Pressure Pump; 14,000lt ex Milk Cooling Tank; Stainless Sandwich Fridge; Coffee Machine; Range of 20lt Oil & Greases; 20 Stainless & Aluminium Truck Mudguards; Mobil Sign; 10 x 200lt Plastic Drums; 2 x 1000lt Bulk IBC; 13' Roller Door; 3 x Aluminium Frame Windows 8'x6'; Pool/Spa Ladder; Pool Brush & Leaf Rake; Pool Test Kit; 8'x4' Wooden Boardroom Table; Truck Air Scoop; 8 x Truck Mudguards; 2 x Crane Oil Coolers; 11 x 200lt Cherry Barrels; 2 x Kwik Clamp Stay Assemblys; 30m Stocksafe 13x122.5x5; 7 x Cyclone Barbed wire 1.57mm x 500m; 2 x 1500m Tyeasy Longlife; Box of Gas Fittings; 3 x Uddersan Teat Dip 20lt; Polymaster Water Entry Cover; Tank Stand; 2 x Wall Mount Rain Saver Kit; 4 x Queller A 20lt; 3 x Amicide 500 20lt; Tank Aid Plus 20lt; 8 Boxes Downee Pipe Gal Fittings; Rega Fire Fighter; Kelvinator 524lt Fridge; 390lt Fridge; 134lt Freezer; Lavor Missouri Hot/Cold Pressure Washer; 4 x Nissan Patrol GQ Wheels & Tyres 31x15; 94 Hi Ace Van, no Reg or RWC; Chef Electric Range, Side by Side; 2 x Mistral Bar Fridge; Horn Sewing Cabinet; Westinghouse Wall Oven; Chest of Drawers; Breadmaker; HP Laserjet 1320 Printer; Canon Imageclass MF4100 Printer; HP Colour Laserjet Pro CM1415fn MFP; Plastic Dog Kennel; 86 Nissan Ute, Aluminium Tray, no Rego or RWC; 4 burner BBQ; Trampoline; Various Sizes New Storage Shelves and Cabinets; Fisher & Paykel 2 Drawer Dishwasher; Toy Cabinet on Castors; Desk; 2 Door Storage Cabinet; Pigeon Hole Open Shelves; New L Shape Kitchen; Old Victa Mower; Household Bric a Brac; Old Door Panels; Bags Kindling; Computer Slideaway Keyboard Arm; Basketball Ring & Backboard; Al-Ko Hurricane Leaf Blower; Wire Baskets; Steel Painters Ladder; Car Roof Rack with Boat Rollers; 5000lt Poly Water Tank, Qty Various Mowers and Motorbikes. Numbers System to Operate; ID required; Cash or Cheque on day of sale; GST where applicable; No Buyers Premium; Catering available Outside Vendors Welcome

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MIRBOO NORTH KINDERGARTEN presents

The 17th Annual Open Gardens Saturday 27th October - 9am till 3pm $10 per ticket - Kids free 8 LOCAL GARDENS Morning and afternoon tea provided, served at Kindergarten. Raffle tickets at the door and kids activities during the morning, including: face painting, treasure hunt and lucky dip. Come along and enjoy local gardens, share a cuppa and treats, an enjoyable day for young and old. Tickets sold at Kinder Enquiries to Sheryl Spencer: 0438 568 894

ALLOW CLEAR ACCESS TO WATER METERS Celebrations from 2pm At Mardan Hall Saturday 27 October, 2012 Centenary Cake & Tree Planting 3.30pm Extensive Displays Refreshments 6.30pm followed by Formalities For Catering please Register Faye - 5664 1209 Karen - kanton68@bigpond.net.au

South Gippsland Water reads water meters 3 times a year, in March, July and November. This ensures you receive accurate accounts based on the amount of water you have used over the 4 monthly period between accounts. You can help the meter readers to continue this service by maintaining the area around the water meter, so that it is easy to locate, and easy to read. Clear away shrubs and vegetation around the water meter and make sure it is above the ground. Allow a clear track to the meter so that the meter readers can get close enough without having to side step plants and shrubs or step over garden beds. These simple actions will make the reading of meters quick and easy and help keep your accounts as accurate as possible. For more information contact our Customer Service Staff on 1300 851 636 or 5682 0444

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST BOARD POSITIONS The Rural Financial Counselling Service Victoria – Gippsland seeks expressions of interest from members of the community who would consider becoming board members for a three year term commencing 30 November 2012. RFCSVic-Gippsland is a government and community funded organisation that provides a free, confidential and independent rural financial counselling service to primary producers, fishers and small rural businesses experiencing financial hardship across the Shires of East Gippsland, Wellington, Latrobe City, South Gippsland, Bass Coast, Baw Baw, Casey, Cardinia, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Ranges. SKILLS REQUIRED The Board is particularly seeking members with a farming background but is required to have the following skill set within its membership: • Rural background • Corporate governance experience • Business management experience • Accounting or financial expertise • Legal qualifications or experience • Social welfare or community development experience • Human resource management experience. Directors receive a sitting fee and reimbursement of out of pocket expenses. Meetings are bi-monthly and usually held in Traralgon. Interested persons are asked to submit a Curriculum Vitae and covering letter, marked CONFIDENTIAL to: The Executive Officer RFCSVic-Gippsland PO Box 335 Maffra 3860 Or email – eorfcsvg@bigpond.com by close of business, Friday 9th November 2012 Further enquiries: Board Chairman, Richard Habgood 5626 8379 or Executive Officer, Peter Jennings 0428 230 444

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message of hope THE heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips. Proverbs 16:23

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HAIRDRESSING SALON 150 Bald Hills Road, Tarwin Lower. Ph: 5663-5439. www. theorganicbeautysalon. com

LEONGATHA DISTRICT NETBALL ASSOCIATION is now taking names for

March 2013 Debutante Balls To register please contact Narelle Polato between 6pm and 9pm on 5668 6246 Provide your name, age and contact details of yourself and partner Cut off date for registration is 18.11.2012 Registration will be on a first in basis

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

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

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MILKER REQUIRED Inverloch area, weekend work, must be reliable and with own transport. 0417393231.

Mardan South Pleasant Sunday Afternoon ECUMENICAL

CAR BOOT SALE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Strictly 8.30am to 1pm

SOUTH COAST CHRISTIAN COLLEGE 28th October 2012 - 2pm

Rev. Janet Wallis Visit to Rwanda

101 Horn St, Leongatha Numerous car boots, food and drink stalls, and many other stalls

Expressions of interest to book car parking spot - $15

Music: Country Gospellaires Everyone welcome AFTERNOON TEA

Please contact Karen 5662 4355

Mirboo North COUNTRY MARKET BAROMI PARK Saturday, October 27 (Morning) Stalls may be set up from 7.30am Plants, toys, bric-a-brac, books, crafts, flowers

Contact Maxine 5668 2465

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ROTARY CLUB OF KORUMBURRA Charity Dinner Auction The Rotary Club of Korumburra would like to thank all of the individuals and businesses most sincerely for their contribution to the success of its Charity Dinner Auction held on Friday 12th October 2012.

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SUNDAY MILKER required, 190 cow dairy herd, herringbone dairy, 8km from Leongatha. 5668-9292.

FARMHAND 500 COW DAIRY Experience preferred Phone 0459 764 615

TRACTOR DRIVER WANTED LEONGATHA AREA Must have experience to drive a hay baler

Phone 5662 4096 0417 154 057

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St Laurence O'Toole Primary School Leongatha require the services of a full time classroom teacher for the 2013 school year. This position may lead to an ongoing role within the school. Please visit www.seek.com.au/Job/classroom-teacher-primary/in/ bairnsdale-gippsland-bairnsdale-gippsland/23346582 for more information.

The Victorian Government will soon release the draft Victorian Waterway Management Strategy and is seeking your feedback via a submission process. A public information session will be held in your area to explain the draft strategy and provide an opportunity to ask questions of state and regional agencies involved in waterway management.

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Date: Tuesday, 20 November 2012 Venue: Premiere Function Centre, 29 Grey Street, Traralgon Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm If you can’t make it to the information session you can find the draft strategy and details about making a submission on the website: www.water.vic.gov.au or by calling the DSE Customer Service Centre on 136 186. ZO230100

Please register for the info session at www.water.vic.gov.au Customer Service Centre 136 186

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This short course is designed to introduce new farmers and land holders to a range of essential farm skills. Young people considering a career in farming are also welcome to attend. Topics include:

      

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Course Duration: 7 consecutive Saturdays Commencing: 10 November to 22 December 2012 Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm. Cost: $150.00 Please contact Chris Reeves for more information. 71 Warragul - Korumburra Road, Warragul. Ph: (03) 5622 6000 ~ www.ccg.asn.au ~ info@ccg.asn.au

Envirogain is seeking a

Team Leader to undertake weed control and environmental works in the Bass Coast and South Gippsland regions. For a detailed job description, please visit www.envirojobs.com.au and search under “Envirogain” or call Simon on 0434 880 618.

POSITIONS VACANT (Deputy Director of Nursing - GSHS) Grade 7 (51 - 100 beds) Full Time An exciting opportunity exists for a dynamic nurse leader. This position works closely with the Director of Nursing of Gippsland Southern Health Service, the Executive team and staff throughout the organisation. The position will be primarily based at Korumburra Hospital, but will involve regular workat the Leongatha Hospital. This is an exciting time at GSHS as we embark on the rebuilding of the Leongatha Hospital. To succeed in this position you will ideally possess the following skills: • Senior nursing experience in a wide range of disciplines • The ability to support and drive change throughout an organisation • Provide support to the Director of Nursing (GSHS), the Executive team and all staff • Excellent interpersonal skill both verbal and written with the ability to communicate at all levels • A commitment to high quality patient care • Clinical leadership and education skills • Appropriate Tertiary / Academic qualifications • Registration with AHPRA The scope of this position will involve the management of Nursing areas including Hillside Lodge, undertaking project work and advancing nursing practices throughout the organisation.

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Email admin@koonwarravillageschool.org to let us know you’re coming, or if you’d like further informaon.

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2013 PREP TRANSITION / COME AND TRY DAYS 25th Oct - 2013 Prep - Grade 2 (9.30am-1pm) 28th Oct - School Tour (1.30pm) Informaon Session (2pm) 22nd Nov - 2013 Prep - Grade 2 (9.30am-1pm)

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Windmill Ag is a long standing Victorian business. Starting as a small service station, and then growing over the years into a multi-store outlet for John Deere tractors and farm machinery, Windmill Ag services a large portion of south western and south eastern Victoria. Windmill Ag’s large service and parts team complements their extensive sales business of farm equipment. The successful applicant’s responsibilities will be to: • Serve retail customers over the parts counter. • Answer the phone and assist customer enquiries over the phone. • Always emit a helpful and pleasant manner to internal and external customers. • Maintain accurate paper work and record keeping. • Ensure all parts are receipted in and out of parts. • Assist with regular stocktakes. • Maintain a safe, clean and tidy work area. • Present the showroom in a professional manner, updated regularly. • Ensure all orders are given the priority they deserve. • Present oneself in a professional manner. • Work alternate Saturday mornings • Complete on the job training for Traineeship and attending Trade School as required. Preferred Attributes • Year 11 pass or equivalent • Machinery/Farming knowledge Position closes on Friday 26th October. Please forward application and resumé to: Ryan O'Doherty Windmill Ag PO Box 231 Leongatha VIC 3953

An exciting opportunity exists for a senior nurse to work closely with the Nursing Executive and Senior Managers at Gippsland Southern Health Service. To succeed in this position you will ideally possess the following skills: • Senior nursing experience in a wide range of disciplines including residential care. • The ability to promote change throughout an organisation. • Provide support to the Directors of Nursing and the Executive team. • Excellent people skills with the ability to communicate at all levels. • A commitment to maintaining and delivering high quality patient care. • Clinical leadership and education skills. • An understanding of the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) and the associated standards. • Registration with AHPRA. The role has a strong focus and responsibility to residential care and quality. The successful applicant will be required to undertake additional project work from a range of disciplines as delegated by Nursing Executive. GSHS offers a comprehensive orientation program on commencement of employment. All staff have access to excellent staff mentoring, education and support programs. Salary Packaging is available to all permanent staff. All applicants will be required to supply a current satisfactory police check. If you are interested in joining a supportive and progressive team, please contact the Executive Assistant, Dianna Mollica on 5667 5504 to obtain an application kit and position description or download from www.gshs.com.au. Applicants are also encouraged to contact Neil Langstaff on 5667 5507 to discuss the employment opportunities at GSHS. Completed application kits can be forwarded by Friday, 9th November 2012 to: Neil Langstaff Director of Nursing Inpatient/Residential Care Gippsland Southern Health Service Private Bag 13 LEONGATHA 3953


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Imagine your Dream Job You are the Personal Assistant to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bossâ&#x20AC;? the CEO of the most significant Dental Services provider for South Gippsland.

Catena Raffaele e: catena@sgdental.com.au m: 0418 171 240

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Mirboo North Swimming Pool

Dear Future Team Member,

Where Excellence is Normal â&#x20AC;&#x153;Workâ&#x20AC;? is in the best environment that has the best staff and equipment. Your focus is to sit with your valued clientele one on one, to co-ordinate best treatment opinions-start to finish. Naturally, assisting chair side is integral to the quality outcomes we see day on day here - so you must be qualified and love this aspect of the role. More detail needed? Then ring us-now. (Salary package to reflect experience and attitude.) We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Summer Positions Staff Required

We are currently looking for outgoing bubbly people to help build an exciting new cafe / Antique Sales business in Meeniyan. QualiďŹ cations: â&#x20AC;˘ Food Handlers 1 & 2 â&#x20AC;˘ Responsible Alcohol Serving â&#x20AC;˘ Management skills (not essential) â&#x20AC;˘ Computer skills â&#x20AC;˘ A knowledge of antiques an advantage but not essential - can train

CO-ORDINATOR LIFEGUARDS Send all resumĂŠs word or pdf doc to: The Manager Unifed Community Sports and Leisure mirboonorth.ucsl@gmail.com 2/24 Mason Street, Warragul 3820 Close: Friday 2nd November

Please contact the manager on 0408 650 874 or resumĂŠs to: PO Box 704, Wonthaggi 3995

JSL Light Engine Repairs

BLIND & AWNING INSTALLER (CASUAL - approx 2-3 days per week) A fantastic opportunity is available for an internal and external window furnishing installer. Join an exciting and supportive team within a locally owned and operated business. Experience is preferred, however consideration will be shown if experienced in the carpentry / building industry. To be successful in this role you will have: â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent attention to detail and be a lateral thinker â&#x20AC;˘ Superb time management skills â&#x20AC;˘ Great communication and customer service skills, and be very well presented â&#x20AC;˘ ConďŹ dence using hand and power tools, and be able to measure and endure heavy lifting â&#x20AC;˘ Current Australian driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence and car Immediate start, with on the job training provided. Please forward resumĂŠs to: invint@bigpond.net.au 22a Cashin Street, Inverloch 3996 (closes Wednesday 7th November) Any queries can be directed to Ph: 0437 568 210

Service co-ordinator, light engine mechanic, spare parts interpreter Do you have mechanical knowledge and looking for a career change? Full time positions have become available for a Service and repair co-ordinator, Light Engine Mechanic and Spare Parts Interpreter for a busy retail and Light Engine repair business. An apprentice currently studying would also be considered for the mechanic position. Some mechanical and parts view knowledge would be an advantage for other positions. Only those with a strong work ethic and ability to work in a team environment need apply. This position would involve customer liaison among other duties. Applications close on Monday the 29th of October Applications in writing to: The Manager, JSL Light Engine Repairs, 48 Yarragon Road, Leongatha 3953 All applications treated with strict confidentiality

Work from Home PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Take control of your hours, your income and your life by starting your own business. For further information visit: www.LifeStyleComplete.com

meetings

AGM To be held at

MEENIYAN FOOTBALL CLUBROOMS Meeniyan-Nerrena Road Meeniyan

At 7.30pm on Tuesday, October 23

SALES, SERVICE & SPARES

Servicing all makes and models 48 YARRAGON ROAD, LEONGATHA Jared Lovie PHONE: 5662 3933. FAX: 5662 3930 FULLY QUALIFIED LIGHT ENGINE MECHANIC

business opportunities

All welcome South Gippsland Shire Council

Administration & Request OfďŹ cer Permanent full time Fortnightly Rostered Day Off $56,102 total salary package

STONY CREEK COMBINED COMMITTEE AGM is to be held on

Council is seeking a customer focused person to join our Operations team, your primary responsibility will be to record all requests coming into Council in relation to road maintenance and parks & gardens issues. You will bring highly developed administration and customer service skills and have proven experience working with spreadsheets and databases, along with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people. You will have a Year 12 qualiďŹ cation and/or a certiďŹ cate in business administration or previous experience in an administration role.

Wednesday, October 31 at 8pm, at the Stony Creek dining room The up and coming race season is nearly upon us again. Please let others know.

free

Operations Supervisor Sealing Permanent full time Fortnightly Rostered Day Off $64,000 total salary package

You will lead the Roads Sealing team, your key responsibility will be to organise, plan and implement the roads maintenance programs and works as requested by the Manager of Operations. In addition you will ensure service levels are met in relation to the delivery of the annual sealing program. You will hold a CertiďŹ cate in Local Government Works & Road Construction and have proven experience in bituminous sealing practices and road maintenance works. We welcome direct enquiry on (03) 5662 9100. All applicants must submit an Application form and address the selection criteria outlined in the position description, by 5pm Wednesday 7 November 2012. Further information and position descriptions are available from our website.

www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au

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

CHAINSAWS AND STATIONARY ENGINES ETC. Repairs and services

Phone JOHN GOULD 5664 0012

KELPIE PUPS, free to good home, 7 weeks old. No calls on Sunday. Ph: 0431-447933.

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FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER Full time Based in Leongatha South Coast Child FIRST and Integrated Family Services. Tertiary qualiďŹ cations in Social Work, Welfare or related ďŹ eld. Minimum 2 years ďŹ eld experience and willingness to study will be considered. For further information on the above position please phone Marie Jones-French on 5662 5150. Application forms and position descriptions are available at www.ucgipps.org.au or call Pam Porter on 5152 9600 to have copies emailed/sent to you. Applications addressing the key selection criteria close: 5pm Friday 9th November and are to be addressed to: Pam Porter HR Co-ordinator UnitingCare Gippsland PO Box 454 BAIRNSDALE VIC 3875 or email humanresources@ucgipps.org.au UnitingCare Gippsland interviews in the interests of safety and well-being of children and young people.

PASTORAL CARE CO-ORDINATOR

Â&#x2039;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2022;Â&#x17D;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2030;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2018;Â?Ǥ

Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x2030;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2026;Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x192;Â&#x2026;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2020;ÇŻÂ&#x2022;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201E;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Ǥ Â&#x2013;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2019;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â&#x201E;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2021;Ǥ

(38 Hours per Fortnight - 0.5 EFT) Limited tenure for 18 months - until June 2014 In conjunction with the Wonthaggi-Inverloch Inter-Church Council, Bass Coast Regional Health is seeking an experienced Pastoral Care Co-ordinator who will provide services in the healthcare context. The successful applicant will support and accompany patients and families through their spiritual journey (irrespective of their faith), especially in times of illness, suffering and death. The Co-ordinator will also be required to train and work with volunteers to assist this role. Remuneration will be under the Health Professional Award â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Community Development Worker Class 2A â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in accordance with experience and qualiďŹ cations. Salary packaging is available. Enquiries and written applications - addressing the Key Selection Criteria, together with a copy of your CV, including 2 professional referees and current Police and Working with Children check to: Noel Sibly Manager, Family Resource Centre Bass Coast Regional Health, Graham Street WONTHAGGI VIC 3995 5671 3278 noel.sibly@bcrh.com.au www.bcrh.com.au Position Description available from Noel Sibly or Nyarie Morris, 5671 3278 nyarie.morris@bcrh.com.au Applications close on Friday 2nd November, 2012 A Smoke Free Organisation In partnership with the Healthcare Chaplaincy Council of Victoria Incorporated

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

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To apply, please go to www.dhs.vic.gov.au/careers


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for sale

for sale

SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS & SALES

FREE QUOTES WONTHAGGI SEWING CENTRE

167 Graham Street Wonthaggi

5672 3127

for rent

from $149

PROFESSIONAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

MEENIYAN 2 Bdrm unit $185 pw Available now 2x3 Bdrm house $250 pw Available now

Prom Country PHONE: Janine - 5668 1660 0409 292 808 www.promcountryre.com.au

FOR RENT Single bedroom Independent Living Unit at Korumburra. Suitable for person over fifty-five. Ingoing contribution with low rental/ maintenance charge. For expressions of interest contact Secretary/Manager Carinya Lodge Homes Inc. Telephone 5655 2125

for rent

ANTIQUE Massey Harris seeder, 120cm steel wheels. Amazing ornamental machine, $250. Wool press, hand operated, $450. 5674-5601. CARAVAN 2006 Windsor Genesis 20’10”. Queen island bed, full ensuite, full annexe, new 19” TV, r/c a/c. Shedded, in ex. condition. Price $41,500. Ph: 56622482, mob. 0408-642266. FIREWOOD, redgum & local wood, Ph 0408-980711, A/H 5662-5175. HULLS hay / silage feeder, new floor, $5,000 plus GST. Kvernland silage wrapper, in good order, $10,000 plus GST. 0428-585954. INVALID SCOOTER in excellent condition. Hardly used, 2 almost new batteries and cover. Kept in garage and serviced regularly, $1,500 ONO. 5663-7109.

for rent

Rental

of the week

2 SOMERSET COURT | LEONGATHA "Short walk to Schools & CBD” This neat and recently updated 3 bdrm home is situated only a short walk to the schools & main st, in a quiet court. Features include 3 bdrms with BIRs, master with ensuite, large living area with natural gas heating, open plan kitchen/dining area with electric cooking & split system a/c, bathroom with separate bath & shower, large laundry, back sunroom, single carport, secure rear yard & large garden shed. Available Now! Rental Per Week: $280.00 Date Available: Now Bond: $1213.35 For further information, please contact Carly at Alex Scott & Staff Leongatha on 5662 0922.

tenders

SLEEPERS, treated pine, 200x50x2.4 $12.10 each, 200x75x2.4 $16.75 each. Free delivery for pack lots. Phone Joe 0417-530662. STANDING grass hay / silage, ready to cut from early November onwards. Price on application. 0428585954.

LEONGATHA 3 Bdrm house $260 pw Available 8th Nov OFI 5.30pm 23/10/12 3 Bdrm house $300 pw Available now Lease Break! OFI 5.45pm 23/10/12 3 Bdrm house $450 pw Available now Fully furnished

for sale JETTY - Port Franklin. Great access to Corner Inlet. $32,000. Ph: 56862319. MAZDA 1987, good goer. Vin B5006942, $350. F2 50 Ambo, 1998, good condition, V8 gas, PAP136, $5,500. Yamaha 660 XT Motard, 2010, excellent order, IA9UF, $5,800. Ph: 0419-313483.

tenders

CLEANING CONTRACTOR Tenders are invited from cleaning contractors to clean Leongatha Primary School. Cleaners must be listed on the Department of Education and Training’s Contract Cleaners Panel and should attend a SITE INSPECTION to be conducted AT 4PM ON THURSDAY, 8TH NOVEMBER. Contract documents will be available at that time. REGISTER ATTENDANCE ON 5667 4600 Only short-listed applicants will be contacted

garage sales

GARAGE Jenny Milkins SALE CAM ABOOD All areas - 5672 3123 jenny_milkins@hotmail.com

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

Leongatha 5662 4191

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PAM HERRALD

KIT INCLUDES 5cm x S/C advert (valued at $31.90) • 2 x A4 Garage Sale Signs • Garage Sale Tips (dos and don’ts) • Sheet of Price Stickers • Star Carry Bag

Total package valued at $39

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

ADVERTISE by calling 5662 5555 or emailing classifieds@thestar.com.au or call in to 36 McCartin Street LEONGATHA to pick up your kit when you place your advertisement

TRITON UTE 8’ x 6’ alum. tray and sides, 5 months reg., new battery and towbar. NEJ085. 56624428.

Garage Sale

livestock MURRAY GREY bulls, 18 months, ideal for heifers. 0427-623665.

used vehicles

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

Bass Coast Metal Recyclers 5672 2946 0417 556 593 TOYOTA RAV 4, 2002, auto, towbar, sun roof. Lots of extras, 174,000km. Reg. Dec 2012 (YKP317). $12,000 ONO. 5668-7258, 0419-117057.

wanted DUST IT AWAY CLEANING SERVICE Family business DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL CLEANING Pensioner rates COVERING SOUTH GIPPSLAND AREA Phone 0400 614 056 or 0409 547 461 CLEANER/HOUSEKEEPER required. Contact Lucy 0418-504537.

wanted to buy ANY OLD FARM four wheelers, ag bikes, machinery, to do up. Call and let me know what you have. Will pay cash. Phone Matt 0401-194601. OLD MOTORBIKES - road, trail, mini, farm, 4-wheelers. Cars, trucks, tractors, farm machinery. Wrecks or parts. Not for scrap. 5664-8344.

work wanted ALL LAWN maintenance and rotary hoeing, Fish Creek and surrounding area. Phone Geoff 0438350616. LAWN MOWING, pruning, green waste removal, brushcutting, ride-on mowing. Phone Terry 0458590560.

marriage celebrant

5 Brown Street Leongatha SATURDAY & SUNDAY October 27 & 28 8.30am - 3pm MOVING HOUSE Everything to go

GARAGE SALE 9 Noel Court Leongatha SATURDAY & SUNDAY October 27 & 28 9am - 2pm Camper trailer, car roof racks, power tools, shed and garden items, furniture, guitar, vanity, and lots more LEONGATHA 2a Horn Street, Saturday, October 27, 7.30am. Old and new. From furniture to train set. MIRBOO NORTH - 85 Peters Lane (4km south of Mirboo North on Mardan Road), Saturday October 27, 8am - 4pm. Household items, tools, books, records, old freezer and horse gear.

thanks THANK YOU WOORAYL LODGE The family of Beryl Jefferies (deceased 12.9.2012) wish to sincerely thank the staff at Woorayl Lodge who under the leadership of Jo White gave her exemplary care. Her final days were filled with compassion, dignity and the very best possible attention imaginable. We extend our deep appreciation to you.

funerals CHALLIS - A Service to Celebrate the Life of the late Mrs Eva Victoria Challis will be held at St Andrew’s Uniting Church, Peart Street, Leongatha on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 commencing at 12 midday. A private family interment will precede the above service.

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births CONRAD (Saario) Congratulations Katherine and Travis on the safe arrival of Tamsyn Ashleigh Gillian at Leongatha Hospital on October 11, 2012. A sister for Alistair, a granddaughter for Charles and Jean Saario, niece for Robert and Kristy, Christine and Andrew, Matthew and Pauline, Melissa, Jessica and David, cousin for Jayden. HULLICK (Short) - Sarah and Jason welcome a precious daughter, Eleanor Zena on 10.10.12. Baby sister for Charlee, Robert and William. Another beautiful grandaughter for Lal, Brendon and Zena. All well.

deaths CHALLIS (Attenborough) Eva Victoria. Passed away peacefully at Koorooman House, Leongatha on October 17, 2012. Aged 86 years, late of Leongatha. Dearly loved wife of Bruce for 62 wonderful years. Loving mother of Greg and Marion, Chris and Carmen, Amanda and Deb, Ken and Jenny. Much loved nanna of Ben and Mez, Emma and Jason, Prue, Lachlan, Nicole and Matt, Carly, Grant, Nicole, Vanessa (dec); Josh; and Eryn. Great nanna of Eva, Jobie; Lucinda and Max; Thomas, Jack and Ava. Forever loved. CHALLIS - Eva. Loved mother of Greg and Marion, grandmother of Ben, Emma, Prue and Lachlan. Great grandmother of Lucinda, Eva, Max and Oliver. To know her was to love her. Will always be in our hearts. CHALLIS - Eva Victoria. Loved mum of Amanda, special friend and mum to Deb and loved nan of Josh. Your loving ways and wisdom will be with us forever. CHALLIS - Eva. 15.2.1926 - 17.10.12 There was magic in Nana’s touch, and sunshine in her smile. There was love in everything she did, to make our lives worthwhile. We found both hope and courage, just by looking in her eyes. Her laughter was a source of joy, her words warm and wise. There was a kindness and compassion found in her embrace, And shining down from Heaven above, we see the glow of Nana’s face. ~ Forever in our hearts, your loving grandchildren Ben and Emma. CHALLIS - Eva Victoria. Loving sister-in-law now at peace. Sadly missed. Graham and Sue Challis.

bereavement thanks

bereavement thanks

Peter John WEIDEMANN The heart of our family was torn apart by the loss of our precious Husband, Father and Pop Peter. Helping us to rise above our sorrow and restore some joy into our family which he would wish, have been the prayers, cards, phone calls, food, flowers and visits given to comfort us; we thank you. Special thanks to Baptist Community Services, Towner House, Uniting Care who helped with Peter at home and staff at Allawah Lodge, Aitken Logan Wing in Coolamon and the Coolamon Hospital. All these people are treasures and showed Peter the greatest respect and love in their caring. To Fish Creek, Osborne and Coolamon Football Clubs, for many memorable tributes and the Guard of Honour. To Coolamon Ladies Football Auxiliary for a hard day of work in catering. To the Coolamon Golf Club for their hospitality and patience in allowing our family to gather. To Andrew Fitzgerald, Alan Harris McDonald for their gentle, caring, helpful arrangements done with so much dignity. Your overflowing kindness and companionship of friends has been a shelter for us. To those from near and far who attended Peter's funeral, we were overwhelmed. Thank you very much, Maxine, Wayne, Guy, Shayne, Kylee, Kym and families.

deaths

deaths

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 hfs1@vic.australis.com.au MEMBER OF AUSTRALIAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION

crossword solutions CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8348 - SOLUTIONS Across - 1, A-r-id. 7, Spot-light. 8, (fo)O-we-d. 9, Tr-ot (rev). 10, Dart. 11, Apes. 14, Chance-llor. 16, Went to town. 19, Deed (rev). 22, Owns (anag). 24, A-L-to. 25, Warm. 26, Dream girl. 27, Stun (rev). Down - 1, A-R-OM-A. 2, I-Rene. 3, Sp-Art-a. 4, Static. 5, Mind. 6, Char-lotte. 12, Paper work. 13, S-Co-t. 15, Land. 17, O-range. 18, Out-cry. 20, Ex-act. 21, De-MO-n. 23, Seal. QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8348 - SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Vest. 7, Cowardice. 8, Nile. 9, Gear. 10, Nous. 11, Sped. 14, Rottweiler. 16, Corpulence. 19, Aver. 22, Meal. 24, Note. 25, Slap. 26, Attention. 27, Cede. Down - 1, Venus. 2, Salve. 3, Potent. 4, Marrow. 5, Aden. 6, Acquiesce. 12, Pirouette. 13, Drop. 15, Idea. 17, Length. 18, Nation. 20, Valve. 21, Rupee. 23, Lees.

Preparing: Elvie Olden and Sandra Birch are preparing for pennant croquet.

Leongatha croquet LEONGATHA entered two teams in pennant this season. Both teams are enjoying the new concept of two to a team. Three players played at Cairnlea headquarters at the seniors tournament. Thelma Arnup was successful at the Horsham tournament, winning a cup and $50.

Three players are playing at the Korumburra tournament next week. Trevor White and Ann Shandley are competing at Wonthaggi at the golf croquet tournament. A group is travelling to Morwell for cup day festivities. After our tournament in November we will be starting twilight. Come and join us for fun and frivolity.


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Meeniyan gives golf a go By Sarah Vella THE Give Golf a Go program is in its fifth year at the Meeniyan Golf Club.

The clinic gives anybody, of any age the opportunity to have lessons with a professional golf player. Run across three weeks, organiser and Meeniyan Golf Club lady president, Sue Hoskin, said the idea of the program is to promote golf as a sport, as well as to encourage new members. “Golf is sometimes a difficult sport to take up and start, so we encourage beginners to have some lessons,” Ms Hoskin said. This year, the lessons are taught by Trevor Hollingsworth, a golf professional from Wattle Park Golf Course. “The program gives new players the chance to have three lessons with a pro-

fessional golf player, which is backed up by our twilight golf competition on Friday nights.” “As part of the Give Golf a go program, participants get a concessional membership and we try to buddy our new players with existing members to help them get comfortable.” Ms Hoskin said the program has been running at the Meeniyan club for five years. “In the first year, we had around 50 people register and ended up with around 30 new members. Other years, we have had perhaps 20 people register,” she said. “This year has been another successful year. People are always really excited after their lessons; there is a real buzz in the air.” The Give Golf a Go program has one more session left for this year, scheduled for Sunday, October 28.

Poowong second on bikes YARRAGON Primary School (633 points) won the 2012 State and Regional Bike Ed Challenge by a point over Poowong at the International Power GDF SUEZ Traffic School on Wednesday.

Local talent: Brad Monson from Loch Primary School shows his skill in the round about.

Leongatha basketball Results - Round 9

Good shot: from left, Trevor Hollingsworth, Kathy McKnight from Meeniyan, Bruce and Bernadette Grainger from Mardan and Sue Hoskin braved the rain at Meeniyan on Sunday to participate in the Give Golf a Go program.

Under 12 Boys: Blue 23 lt Light Green 29, Black 20 d Light Blue 11, Maroon 14 lt Navy Blue 33, Silver 6 lt Red 17. Under 14 Boys: Royal Blue 24 lt Green 42, Red 31 d Black 30, Maroon 18 lt Silver 33. Under 17 Boys: Maroon 26 lt Silver 30, Black 49 d Red 17, Royal Blue 38 d Green 29. Women: Yellow 23 lt Blue 65, Black 59 d Silver 29, Red 16 lt Green 52. Under 16 Girls: Royal Blue 10 lt Purple 14, Gold 26 d Light Purple 8, Light Green 22 d Red 20, Black 21 d Silver 9. Men’s A Grade: Rollers 32 d The Graemes 30, Liquidamber 37 d Amberfluids Revamped 16, NBA Ballers 42 d The A Team 37. Men’s B Grade: Bucks 71 d The Knicks 53, The White Team 37 d Team Stig 11, Vales Apprentices 41 d Timberwolves 28, Grain Train 63 d Tropics 28, Macca Mad Boys 62 d The Who Knows 48. Under 10 Girls: Black 14 d Red 2, Green 13 d Navy 8. Under 10 Boys: Red 12 lt Royal Blue 19, Silver 12 lt Green 29, Maroon 6 lt Black 10.

Ladders

Nice putt: Trevor Hollingsworth (left) keeps a close eye on participants, Troy Palmer from Tarwin Lower, Ron Davison from Meeniyan and Daniel Fulkerson from Fish Creek.

Wonthaggi golf WE played a stableford event on Saturday with 78 players. No doubt the highlight was Russell Bolding hitting it into the water on the 13th hole. I heard a rumour the club captain also did this, much to the joy of his playing partners. A Grade: D. Green 38 points, B Grade: N. Burne 39 points, C Grade: B. Cornell 42 points. Balls down the line: D. Brown, J. Richardson, D. Munro, K. Cuman, G. Linguey 38; R. Johnson, D. Mackie, P. Foon, S. Tiziani 36; J. Harvey, M. Scott 35.

Nearest the pins: 2nd I. Sullivan, 8th P. Foon, 13th G. Turner, 17th G. Turner. Eagle 7th: R. Sheean. Credit must go to Ben and the ground staff for the condition of the course, particularly the surrounds of the greens, as Ian Sullivan said to me on Saturday, “they are the best I have ever seen them in over 50 years as a member”. Keep your eye on the board outside the pro shop as I am planning to take off preferred lies very shortly. Good golfing and I look forward to seeing you all on the course.

Under 12 Boys Black ...........................154.40 Red..............................170.27 Navy Blue ...................122.96 Silver...........................109.60 Light Green .................104.82 Blue ............................... 95.57 Light Blue .....................67.79 Maroon ..........................39.73 Under 14 Boys Green ..........................134.72 Red.............................. 116.81 Black ...........................109.80 Royal Blue ....................87.16 Silver .............................96.49 Maroon ..........................65.49 Under 17 Boys Green ..........................137.34 Royal Blue .................. 117.02

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Silver........................... 118.00 18 Maroon ....................... 116.04 14 Black .............................85.38 12 Red ................................49.03 9 Women Blue .............................261.97 12 Green ..........................160.78 10 Yellow ...........................83.24 8 Black .............................91.01 7 Silver .............................72.15 6 Red ................................45.34 5 Men Rollers ........................159.60 31 NBA Ballers ...............123.76 30 Vales Apprentices ......157.40 29 Timberwolves ............139.19 29 The White Team .......... 114.01 23 Tropics ..........................98.45 22 Grain Train ....................95.64 22 Macca Mad Boys ..........87.30 21 The Who Knows ...........92.10 19 The A Team ...................94.91 18 Liquidamber ..................85.71 17 Amberfluids Revamp. ...64.43 15 Team Stig ......................48.48 15 The Graemes .................85.75 12 Bucks.............................99.25 10 I Love Richo ..............................0 Under 16 Girls Black ...........................196.90 20 Red..............................160.31 19 Purple .........................129.41 18 Light Green................120.63 17 Royal Blue ..................108.45 13 Gold............................. 104.63 11 Silver .............................54.96 9 Light Purple ..................23.84 8 Men’s A Grade Rollers ........................159.60 31 NBA Ballers ...............123.76 27 Liquidamber ................85.71 17 The A Team ..................94.91 15 Amberfluids Revamp. ...64.43 12 The Graemes .................85.75 9 Men’s B Grade Vales Apprentices ......157.40 29 Timberwolves ............139.19 26 Grain Train ..................95.64 22 Macca Mad Boys .........87.30 21 The White Team .......... 114.01 20 Tropics ..........................98.45 19 The Knicks ....................90.60 18 The Who Knows ...........92.10 16 Team Stig ......................48.48 12 Bucks.............................99.25 7 Under 10 Girls Green ..........................397.43 27 Navy............................137.50 19 Black .............................40.23 13 Red................................21.00 7 Under 10 Boys Green ..........................171.07 23 Red................................84.93 18 Black .............................94.78 17 Royal Blue ...................97.61 16 Silver.............................93.23 16 Maroon ..........................72.78 15

Korumburra volleyball Results Round 12 A Grade: Golliwogs d Champions (3:0) 25:11, 25:23, 25:6; Pirates d Giants (3:0) 25;15, 25:15, 25:19; Bugs d Warriors (2:1) 25:15, 26:28, 24:18. B Grade: Why d M.G. Holy Cows (3:0) 25:13, 25:16, 25:20; Panthers d HELP (3:0) 25:22, 25:20,

22:9; Plasted d Chargers (3:0) 25:15, 25:21, 26:24. Ladders A Grade: 1. Bugs, 2, Pirates, 3. Golliwogs, 4. Giants, 5. Warriors, 6. Champions. B Grade: 1. Panthers, 2. HELP, 3. Why, 4. Plasted, 5. Chargers, 6. M.G. Holy Cows, 7. Shark Bait.

One hundred and twelve riders representing 14 schools competed in a close competition. Last year’s Regional winner Cowes Primary School finished third with 624 points and Stratford came fourth with 618 points. Gippsland Bike Ed co-ordinator John Hehir said the standard of competition was exceptionally high and all schools did well. To get to the State and Regional final schools qualified at six municipal challenges which included Baw Baw, Bass Coast, Latrobe, South Gippsland, East Gippsland and Wellington. Alana McCallum, Community Road Safety Advisor for VicRoads presented helmets for the best boys awards to Braedon Morgan (Yarragon), Brad Monson (Loch) and Brodie Anderson (Cowes) who had perfect scores. Sophie Siekman (Yarragon) and Chantelle Aitken (Poowong) shared the best girl award. St Brendan’s in Lakes Entrance won two Wheelheat Cycles for the second consecutive year. Primary schools across Gippsland are encouraged to incorporate bike education into planning for 2013.

South Gippsland Bridge Club Results Meeniyan – Monday evening: 1st Margaret Munro, Ellie McIntyre. 2nd Faye Rowlands, Frank Arndt. Tarwin Lower – Tuesday afternoon: 1st Jack Kuiper, John Sutton. 2nd Faye Rowlands, Pat West. 3rd John Sullivan, Alan Johnston. 4th Phillip and Neville Chapman.

Inverloch – Friday afternoon: North/South: 1st. Jack Kuiper, Jean Barbour. 2nd John Farr, Dina Drury. 3rd Phillip and Neville Chapman. 4th Roger and Shirley Walker. East/West: 1st Greg Nicholson, Clive Hope. 2nd Kaye Douglas, John Sutton. 3rd Faye Rowlands, Pat West. 4th John Sullivan, Alan Johnston.

TIDES Here is an easy guide to tides in your area. To determine tides for a particular area, add or subtract periods of times as shown below. Earlier Minutes Apollo Bay ...........................25 King Island (Grassy) ...........10 King Island (Surprise Bay)....40 King Island (Franklin) ...........40 Lakes Entrance .................... 170 Lorne ...................................... 20 Mallacoota Inlet.................... 158 Rip Bank ................................ 15 Snowy River Entrance ......... 170 _______________________ Cape Schanck, Flinders, Mornington Ocean Beaches, Seal Rocks, Venus Bay, Waratah Bay, Woolamai ....... nil _________________________ Later Minutes Altona ................................... 195 Barwon Heads Bridge ........... 15 Carrum ................................. 195 Corinella ................................. 68 Cowes Pier............................. 50 Dromana .............................. 195 Frankston ............................. 195 Geelong ............................... 210 Hastings ................................. 66 Hovell Pile ............................ 195 Inverloch Pier ......................... 15 Melbourne ............................ 200 Mornington ........................... 195 Newhaven Jetty ..................... 30 No. 1 West Channel (Annulus)........................... 50 No. 2 South Channel Light .... 70 No. 8 South Channel Light .. 150 Port Albert Pier ...................... 90 Portarlington Pier ................. 190 Portsea Pier ........................... 80 Port Welshpool (Rabbit Island .................... 10 Queenscliffe Pier ................... 30 Rhyll ....................................... 60 Rosebud............................... 195 Rye Pier ............................... 170 St. Leonards Pier ................. 190 Sandringham ....................... 195 Sorrento Pier........................ 130 Stony Point ............................. 40 South Channel Pile Light ..... 190 Swan Island Dock ................ 120 Tooradin ............................... 105 Warneet.................................. 84 Williamstown ........................ 200 Welshpool Pier....................... 90

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Inverloch

Leongatha

TUESDAY, October 16 saw our Division 1 ladies travel to Inverloch, but they were unsuccessful, losing 40 shots to 68. E. McIntyre (S) 15 L 26, T. McCormack (S) 21 L 24, while J. Todd (S) 19 w 18. Division 3 ladies were at home to San Remo ladies, winning 54 shots to 41. G. Emmerson (S) 27 W 16 while C. Harry (S) also won 27 to 25. Round 3 sees Division 1 away to Meeniyan with Division 3 away to Mirboo North on October 23. Mid-week social bowls was played on Wednesday, October 17. H. Forrester (S), Joy Todd and M. Carnell won with two wins plus 11. Runners-up with two wins plus 10 were J. Kuiper (S), F. Filomeno and John Richards. In the men’s pennant on Saturday, October 20, Division 1 playing Lang Lang away was defeated 58 to 89. J. Hall (S) 22 L 35, R. Trotman (S) 25 W 22, G. Greenway (S) 11 L 32. Division 2 played at home to San Remo winning 84 to 54. B. FIsher (S) 33 W 13, C. Richardson (S) 22 W 17, B. Davidson (S) 29 W

24. Division 4 at home lost to Meeniyan 67 to 78. G. Elliott (S) 21 L 26, J. Pendergast (S) 21 L 26, R. Young (S) 25 L 26. In Round 3 on October 27, Division 1 will play at home to Mirboo North, Division 2 will play at Loch and Division 4 will play at Toora. On Sunday, October 21, rounds 1 and 2 of the men’s club championships were played with some of the favoured players exiting the competition. The club’s monthly triples will be held on Wednesday, October 24, with play to commence at 9.30am. The mixed triples club tournament is scheduled for Sunday November 4 and there is still room for more teams, so if you wish to put in a team please contact Jeff Pendergast on 5662 0974 or David Bee on 5662 2605. Also a reminder to our business folk that the first of this season’s business bowls will commence on Tuesday evening, November 13. If you wish to put in a team contact Harry Forrester on 5664 2274 or Alan Rayson on 5662 3042.

Buffalo indoor ON Wednesday October 17, 12 bowlers enjoyed a friendly night of bowling at Buffalo. Selectors chose four teams of three and bowling was underway, with all positions changing each game. Ian Benson, Joe Occhipinti, Andrew Hanks were declared winners as they were the only team with three wins (WWW) 14 ends +7. Second Bill Wolswinkel, Toni Heldens, Charlie Tumino (LWW) 14 ends +10, third Lee Armstrong, Joyce Occhipinti, Peter Heldens (WLL) nine ends -4, and fourth Rod McConchie, Carolyn Benson, Mary Tumino (LLL) 11 ends -13. Best 1st game Lee 12-5 (with six on the last end), 2nd Bill 12-6 (with six on the 2nd end), 3rd Ian and Bill 10-5 (no sixes). Hope to see everyone again next week for social bowls on Wednesday, 7.30 at the Buffalo Hall. All welcome.

South Gippsland pennant

Division 1: Mirboo North 0-48 lt Phillip Island 16-95, Wonthaggi 13-71 d Toora 3-62, Lang Lang 14-89 d Leongatha 2-58, Inverloch 2-61 lt Korumburra 14-64. Division 2: Meeniyan 16-81 d Wonthaggi 0-63, Phillip Island 14-69 d Loch 2-57, Corinella 14-68 d Inverloch 2-56, Leongatha 16-84 d San Remo 0-54. Division 3: Korumburra Gold 2-70 lt Phillip Island 14-88, Wonthaggi 0-48 lt Fish Creek 16-84, Tarwin Lower 14-74 d Foster 2-56, Inverloch 1695 d Korumburra Maroon 0-55. Division 4: San Remo 16-86 d Wonthaggi 0-51, Phillip Island 4-77 lt Toora 12-85, Lang Lang 2-57 lt Inverloch 14-82, Leongatha 0-67 lt Meeniyan 16-78. Division 5: Foster 1488 d San Remo 2-64, Mirboo North 14-78 d Loch 2-72, Corinella 16-79 d Phillip Island 0-49, Port Welshpool 16-86 d Fish Creek 0-50, Tarwin Lower 16-0 (bye).

Ladders

Division 1 Phillip Island...................+73 Korumburra ...................+43 Wonthaggi .......................+14 Lang Lang ..........................-9 Mirboo North ...................+44 Leongatha..........................-36 Toora .................................-12 Inverloch ...........................-29 Division 2 Meeniyan.........................+59

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UNFORTUNATELY last week’s report missed out, so a quick recap. Wednesday the 3rd was a great day with Lola Marsh, Dorothy Gilfillan, Bev Kurle and Pat Stoneham were winners on the day and Joyce Arnold, Gloria Growse, Mavis Parks and Joan Clark runnersup. Raffle winners were Dorothy Gilifillan, Joan Clark and Carol Waters. What a wet start to our

Phillip Island...................+21 Corinella..........................+20 Wonthaggi .......................+37 Leongatha..........................-25 Inverloch ...........................-21 San Remo ..........................-38 Loch .................................+53 Division 3 Fish Creek .......................+65 Tarwin Lower .................+32 Phillip Island...................+20 Inverloch ..........................+38 Foster ...............................+17 Korumburra Gold ..............-47 Korumburra Maroon .........-54 Wonthaggi .........................-71 Division 4 Meeniyan.........................+38 Toora ...............................+36 San Remo ........................+17 Phillip Island.....................+6 Wonthaggi ........................+25 Inverloch ..........................+11 Lang Lang .........................-52 Leongatha..........................-71 Division 5 Foster...............................+24 Port Welshpool ...............+38 Mirboo North .................+20 San Remo ........................+21 Loch ...................................+4 Tarwin Lower ....................-10 Corinella............................-15 Phillip Island .....................-32 Fish Creek .........................-50

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My Kiss of Death tips for Round 3 (Division 1) are Korumburra (home) should stop Wonthaggi right in their tracks with a solid win. Toora (home) will continue Inverloch’s woes with a narrow win. Phillip Island (home) will retain top spot on the ladder with an easy win over Lang Lang. Leongatha should record their first win of the season with a narrow victory over Mirboo North. Good bowling to all during the pennant season.

Korumburra Parlor

Bowls in the rain: the first and second rounds of the Club Championships were held at Leongatha Bowls Club on Sunday, in very trying conditions. Despite the strong winds and intermittent, but heavy rain, John Hall and Ray McGannon were able to finish their ends in the second round of the contest.

Mardan Indoor EIGHTEEN bowlers were at the old hall for the second last night of the normal season, this week will see the last chance for bowlers to notch up a win to boost their end of season tally. Next Wednesday, October 31, is the President’s night and the following Wednesday is presentation night and the Annual General Meeting. Another season will be over and a chance to relive all the antics at the end of season dinner on November 16 at the Mirboo North bowling club. As always, the bowling was competitive, three games of eight ends for the six teams of three with one side proving to be just too good. Winners on the night with three wins were Brian Kilpin, Russell Grady and Ann Plowman (skip), runners up with two wins and fourteen winning ends were Jeannie Baker, Sebastian Terranova and Andy Plowman (skip).

Meeniyan MONDAY, October 15 was our annual catered fours Invitation Day. Sponsors for the day were RMBL Investments and Alex Scott and Staff Real Estate. With a full green of 16 clubs visitors from outside our district were Yinnar and Yarram. Winners were Alan Spooner, Ray Leecher, Ian Griffith and Keith Doran (Toora) with the team from Yinnar runners-up. The catering staff did a superb job with the meal as usual. Tuesday pennant saw Division 1 away to Korumburra with two rinks getting the points, but going down overall by five shots in a nip and tuck game. At home to Phillip Island Division 3 had a big win with both rinks successful. This week ones were home to Leongatha and threes were away to Foster. On Friday our catering staff to complete a busy week put on bowls and af-

ternoon tea for carers which was organised by the SGSC home and community care staff. In round two of Saturday pennant Division 2 were home to Wonthaggi. In a very successful day they won all three rinks 81 shots to 63. Division 4 at Leongatha repeated this success with a 78 to 67 shot win. Next week twos are away to Inverloch and fours are home to Phillip Island. Earlier in the week Meeniyan achieved a double in the SGBD novice singles with Allen Bartlett taking out the men’s event and Kaz Hughes taking out the ladies. Congratulations! They now go on to the Strezlecki Region final against the West Gippsland winners in November. A list is up for our Cup Day event for catering purposes. The draw has been done for the clubs men’s singles and pairs with dates for completion of each round.

ON Monday, October 15 Korumburra bowlers were surprised by, and cheerfully welcomed Peter, Toni, Carolyn and Ian who came to join in the night’s bowling. After two games of eight ends and one shortened game of five ends the results were mixed. Two teams scraped in with one draw and two losses. Toni, Connie and Sally scored -11 shots with George, Charlie, Lance and Margot just in front of them on – 10 shots. Joe, Carolyn, Ashley and Jan had 1W2L-3. Ian, Arc and Margo scored 1W1D1L-8 but in their third game they were demolished by “Killer” Joyce and her cohorts (love 15). Lee and Adam, ably skippered by Mary, scored 2W1D+8 but they were knocked off top spot by Joyce, Peter and Michael (3W+24), who showed no mercy in any of their games. Thursday night’s parlor bowls games were very competitive with the four teams even in strength. The winners on the night scored 1W1D, outlasting the other teams. It was pleasing to see the return of Geoff and Lynn McCord who both played in the winning team, together with Lois McNaughton, Mary Tumino, Andy Marshall and Joe Occhipinti. Michael Gammaldi marked his return with some excellent bowling to help his team into second place. He joined Keith Marshall, Alan Dyall, Vince Sgarioto, Sally Gammaldi and Beth Dyall, all of whom combined well to win their first game but they lost the second. Charlie Tumino, Michael Corless, Connie Occhipinti, Mick Bruzzese and Denise Corless outplayed Keith’s team in the second game, after losing to Joe’s team in the first. A welcome back is given to Connie as well. The fourth placed team could only manage one drawn game on the night, after struggling in the first game. Hopefully, Rob Stewart, Arc Gammaldi, Ashley van Duffelen, Lilet Wyatt and Lee Armstrong may have more luck (and better bowling) next week.

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Meeniyan leads: SGBD novice singles winners Allen Bartlett and Kaz Hughes.

WEEK one of Saturday Pennant saw a win to Division 3 away to Korumburra but Division 5 lost away to Loch. In week two, Division 5 had a bye and Division 3 won at home to Foster. Wednesday triples on October 10 was sponsored by Gippsland Heating and Cooling. John Bird’s team from Wonthaggi won the day, Alan Anderson’s team from Wonthaggi runners-up and Garry Russell’s Tarwin team had the best last game. The first round of both the mens and ladies championships were played under trying conditions on Sunday and Monday. Congratulations to all the winners.

2012/2013 Pennant season. We were lucky in the end to finish in the sunshine. Unfortunately Division 1 and Division 2 lost to Phillip Island and Division 3 won at Phillip Island. Well done ladies. Monthly Triples started with a wet morning but fortunately the sun came out later in the morning. Thank you to our sponsors, Landmark Harcourt Real Estate. It was great to have Lewis Stone and Sarah Spencer Smith attend to present the prizes to our winners. Speaking of winners, of our three games Monthly Triples - Shirley Phillipson, Jill Bateman and Chris Gillman were runnersup with Robyn Griffiths, Mavis Cidge and Heather Marshall from Tarwin Lower winners for the day. Best Last Game went to Jaye Allan-Dale, Lois Luby and Carol Waters. Raffle winners were Jeannie Burrows, Nel Van Grunsven, Joan Clark, Robyn Griffiths (Tarwin Lower) and Yvonne Kee. A very big thank you to Harry Dunn and John Arnold for stepping in at the last minute, and Ray Paynting.

Reminder ladies Josie of Travelling Jack will be coming on October 24 now, so remember your money. Winners: Robyn Griffiths, Mavis Cidge and Heather Marshall from Tarwin Lower with Lewis Stone and Sarah Spencer-Smith. Runners-up: Shirley Phillipson, Jill Bateman, Chris Gillman with Lewis Stone and Sarah Spencer-Smith. Best last game: Jaye AllanDale, Lois Luby, Carol Waters. More than 30 eager first time bowlers participated in Try Bowls Day held at the club on Sunday. When the weather allowed, these try bowlers were assisted in gaining a basic understanding of the game by 16 club members. After some expert instruction, the try bowlers put their new found skills to the test. Some good, bad and ugly shots were seen but fun was guaranteed. There were lucky draws to be won, sausages to be eaten and hopefully a new found sport to learn. Thanks to all the members who gave up their Sunday to help make the day a success.

Fish Creek OUR ladies pennant team suffered another defeat this week against Phillip Island but hopefully we will improve as the season goes on. Ladies please note that the draws for the singles and pairs championships have been done and are in the ladies room. The first round of the singles is to be played this coming Monday, October 29. Sorry about the short notice but both these events have to be finalised as soon as possible. Pairs to be played on Monday, November 26. Would all members note that our ladies tournament is on November 1 and Josie from Travelling Jack will be in attendance to display ladies’ and men’s bowls wear and equipment. The men are having mixed fortunes in their pennant with a good win for Division 3 against Wonthaggi, a win for every rink, unfortunately Division 5 lost on all rinks to Port Welshpool. Teams for Pennant on October 27 as follows: Division 3 at home to Inverloch: R. Mortlock(S), M. Heywood, F. Carter and R.McKenzie; D. Christie(S), R.Knight, R. Staley and W. Ferbrache. T. McLean(S), A. Kerr, R. Grylls (Manager) and R. Wheeler. Division 5 home to Corinella: D. Stefani(S), R. Poletti, R.Everitt and R. Constantine. J. Lindeman(S), C. McGannon, J. Lavarda and B. O’Keefe. N. Buckland (S), A. Atwell (Manager), C. Bell and G. Napier. We are pleased to announce that our club has donated $500 to the Beau Vernon (the Leongatha footballer) appeal. A reminder that triples are at Fish Creek this Thursday.

SGBD Tuesday pennant Round 2 - October 16 Division 1: Inverloch 68 (13 shots) d Leongatha 55 (I. Sheppard 26 d E. McIntyre 15, L. Marsh 24 d T. McCormack 21, L. Luby 18 lt J. Todd 19). San Remo 73 (1 shot) d Phillip Island 72 (J. AllenDayle 28 d R. James 25, K. Hale 24 d P. Francis 18, R. Dennis 21 lt H. Crewdson 29). Wonthaggi 75 (31 shots) d Foster 44 (I. Donohue 31 d G. Tyers 9, K. Simpson 20 d R. Speers 13, M. McBain 24 d M. Climas 22). Korumburra 74 (5 shots) d Meeniyan 69 (J. McVeigh 29 d A. Maruzza 18, M. Goad 25 lt A. Van Wamel 26, D. Williams 20 lt M. Pearson 25). Division 2: Lang Lang 111 (79 shots) d Corinella 32 (D. Motton 34 d E. Johnston 11, B. Button 29 d B. O’Keefe 11, J. Prowd 48 d B. Gissing 10). Loch & District 72 (9 shots) d Tarwin Lower 63 (A. Miller 26 d H. Twite 22, J. Miller 30 d R. Griffiths 12, K. Moss 16 lt B. De Rooy 29). Inverloch 56 (3 shots) d Port Welshpool 53 (J. Hargreaves 20 d A. Collins 16, J. Arnold 21 d M. McDonald 13, V. Muir 15 lt L. Greaves 24). Wonthaggi 77 (10 shots) d Toora 67 (K. Bird 25 d R. Richardson 17, A. Green 23 d

B. Curram 18, D. Yarley 29 lt K. Barwick 32). Phillip Island 95 (42 shots) d Fish Creek 53 (G. Caile 35 d B. Buckland 15, J. Boyce 31 d P. O’Neil 15, J. Farmer 29 d N. Van Dyk 23). Division 3: Inverloch 60 (33 shots) d Foster 27 (E. Miller 28 d J. Bohn 19, S. Nation 32 d J. Miles 8). Meeniyan 59 (20 shots) d Phillip Island 39 (I. Hill 30 d E. Stephenson 21, B. Grant 29 d M. Rogers 18). Tarwin Lower 48 (3 shots) d Mirboo North 45 (S. Browne 25 d A. Plowman 23, M. Emmett 23 d D. McFarland 22). Leongatha 54 (13 shots) d San Remo 41 (C. Harry 27 d J. Fondrick 25, G. Emmerson 27 d W. Brunsden 16). Korumburra 45 (2 shots) d Wonthaggi 43 (M. Hams 32 d G. Wilson 19, M. Wrench 13 lt G. Milford 24).

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Division 1: San Remo, Wonthaggi, Phillip Island, Meeniyan, Leongatha, Inverloch, Korumburra, Foster. Division 2: Phillip Island, Lang Lang, Wonthaggi, Toora, Loch & District, Inverloch, Corinella, Tarwin Lower, Port Welshpool, Fish Creek. Division 3: Leongatha, Inverloch, Wonthaggi, San Remo, Mirboo North, Meeniyan, Tarwin Lower, Korumburra, Phillip Island, Foster.


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Tuesday Andrew Smith had the round of the day, scoring 38 points, two better than a cluster on 36. It was another Andrew (Macfarlane) who emerged to claim the runnerup prize. Nearest the pin winners were A. Howell (14th) and Kevin Scott (16th). Balls went to: D. Clemann, A. Howell, M. Thomas, G. McDonald 36; P. Hartigan, B. Borg 33, E. Poole 32, B. Fiek, R. Gourlay 31.

Thursday The days of run on the course and 42 points are still ahead of us, and 37 points for Joe Lowell was the best to be had. Joe won A Grade with Merv Stubbs taking B Grade on 34 and Bert Borg C Grade with 31. Dave Vorwerg and Ray Burton were nearest the pin winners. Down the line balls: D. Vorwerg 36, C. Leaver 35, D. Clemann, B. Hutton 34; A. Smith 33, B. Attwood, P. Hartigan, K. Finney 32; H. Goodman 31, A. Sperling, I. Nunn, F. Debono 30; P. Seth, A. Adcock, J. Gilder 29.

Kit Boag Day The annual Kit Boag mixed event was held on Sunday, with 27 pairs competing. Our manager Michael James-Cull partnered Gwen Chapman to take out first prize, with the scoreline 85-10½-74½. Second prize went to Alan Wain and Lisa Parkinson, visitors from Metropolitan GC on 747/8, with the third prize to Doug Clemann and Dot Stubbs on 753/8. Ladies’ nearest the pin winners were Delores Harvey and Lisa Parkinson, and for the men, Brian Twite and Barry Attwood. Pairs to win balls were: M. Oliver - W. Parker 757/8, J. and J. Barraclough 761/8, T. and J. Steer 775/8. The next two Saturdays will hold the Bill McCaughan fourball championships. The event is 4BBB par, but lower handicap players should also record their better ball stroke score, as there will be scratch and handicap winners.

Woorayl A SOFTDRINKS company sponsored our par event on Saturday. The A Grade winner with +5 was Brett Stubbs. B Grade went to Jason Redmond with +1 and C Grade was won by John Hassett with +5. Balls went to T. Burgess, G. Calder, D. Dwyer, G. Fennell, P. McCaughan, G. Challis and J. Maynard. Nearest the pins went to John Maynard and the Ed Poole Syndicate won the ball raffle. On Thursday Ed Poole was successful with 35 points. Balls went to John Hassett and Bob Beilby. Next Saturday’s event will be the monthly medal, sponsored by Paul Zuidema.

Leongatha ladies FORTY ladies competed in a 9 hole 4BBB event last Wednesday. This event was sponsored by Lyrebird Hill Winery and member, Glenyce McRobert. The winners for the day were our sponsor, Glenyce McRobert and partner Pam Christensen with 21 points. They won on a count back from Captain Toni West and Shirley Welsford. Down the line ball winners were Faye Quilford and Lesley Renwick with 20 points, followed by Nancy Sperling and Julie Howard, Dot Stubbs and Marion Bellingham and Gwen Chapman and Pat Pease all on 19 points. Three other pairs on 19 points were

disappointed. Nearest the pins were won by Pat Pease (14th) and Jocelyn Howson (16th). Hannah Martin won the 9 hole event with 17 points. Congratulations to Rebecca Thomas and Mary Brewis on their excellent win in latest SGLGA event, the Joyce Berry 4BBB Par. For the third consecutive year these two have won both the scratch and handicap event. Mary has won this event four years in succession. Di Williams (18) was the winner on Saturday with an excellent 69 net. Down the line balls were won by Kerry Hogan 74 and the ‘ever reliable’ Dot Stubbs, with 76 net.

Mirboo North ON Monday October 15 Mirboo North Golf Club held their Ladies Bowl. This annual competition had 16 Teams competing from 11 different clubs from the West and South Gippsland Region. There were many good scores on the day as our visitors enjoyed playing on a ‘dry’ course. We had a very exciting finish with Mirboo North 99 points winning on a countback from Warragul also with 99points. The winning team was Nicole Allen (21) 38 points, Mary Beruldsen (34) 33 points and Freeda Nair (30) 28 points. Congratulations Ladies. The team from Warragul was Cecelia Stewart (19) 38 points, Glenda Kelly (19) 29 points and Judy Shearman (21) 32 points. Congratulations. Our Silver Division (best individual score in Div. 1) was won by Chris Gunn (18) from Mirboo North with a great score of 40 points. Congratulations Chris. Our Bronze Division (best individual score in Div. 2) was won by Faye Maynard (28) from Woorayl with 36 points. Well done Faye. DTLs went to Daphne Elleman (Trar) 35points, Rose Gallagher (War) 35 points, Cheryl Toyne (Traf) 35 points, Annie Chapman (Church/Mon) 34 points, Julie King (Mor) 34 points and Jan Blizzard (Church/Mon) 33 points. NTP: 4th Catherine Carder (Mor), 6th Cecelia Stewart (War), 16th Barbara Cox (Yarram). A very big thank you to Joe Taylor (Mens Captain), Ron Anderson and Tom Traill for all your hard work on the day. And a big thank you to Stan Evison, Brandon and the volunteers for all your hard work in preparing the course.

Foster IT only takes a few nice days and the course is back in good condition – the ball is bouncing and the greens are fast. It looks like another good week ahead so its time to get the shorts out again. On Tuesday Peter Dight (7) has been in great form and won again with 38 points, with down the line balls to John Mathers (15) 37 points and Larry Giddy (18) 36 points. The nearest the pin went to Robert Fulton. Thursday Gary Clavarino (16) won on a countback from Robert Blake (13) – both on 36 points. Robert got some consolation with the Nearest the pin. Kevin Flett (8) had 20 points to win the chook on Friday. The down the line balls went to Andrew Hamilton on 18 points, and Denham Grierson and Steve Reid on 17 points. The nearest the pin was won by Kevin Flett. Good to see Drew Studham (16) – our new Foster Caravan Park proprietor – having a game, and he just missed out on a ball on a countback. It was Lefties versus Righties day on Saturday for trophies provided by Kevin and Marilyn Flett. The lefties prevailed with an average score of 73 net for their eight players, while the righties averaged 76 net over their 22 players. There was plenty of debate over how the winner should be assessed and many Righties felt that only their best eight scores should count. Even though Peter (W) Right (who was in charge of the calculations) was put under great pressure, he felt that was not the right thing to do so the lefties won.

The individual winner for the lefties was David Hutchinson with 82-13-69 from Colin Pulham with 86-16-70. The individual winner for the Righties was Jim Freeman with 75-5-70, on a countback from Clarke Gray with 10131-70. Other down the line balls went to Cam Downing (12), Geoff Prue (17) and Tony Vanin (6) who all had 71 net. The nearest the pin’s were won by Greg Dean, Rod Coughlan-Lane, Jim Freeman, Peter Dight and Norm Cooper. Phil Schofield (15) won the encouragement award with 88 net. Great to see Brett Heywood having a game after a long break since his junior days and believe me he has the potential to go a long way in the game. The annual Barry Parsons memorial charity golf day in aid of Huntingdon’s disease research is on this Sunday. Everyone is welcome including people without handicaps – we will organise you. The day is a 4BBB stableford and there will be events for mixed as well as mens and ladies. Please be there at 10.30am for hit off at 11am. On Cup day come along to the club to enjoy a lovely dinner, sweeps on every race, a Calcutta on the Cup, fashions events. Best to book in with our great OK restaurant – phone 5682 2986. Lester Rootsey was not on hand to collect the $350 in the members cash draw. The draw will be for $400 next Friday. You need to be in the clubhouse between 7pm and 8 pm when the draw is made to be eligible to win the cash.

Ladies THE first round of the Gloria Burgess Trophy was played last Wednesday, with 22 women competing for daily prizes donated by Joan Peters. In A Grade (0-23) Norrie Little (21) was the winner with 33 points and Marg Young (22) was the runner up on 31 points Barb Twite (31) scored 32 points to win B Grade (2428) and Beryl Brown (28) was the runner up on 30 points Marg Harper (34) won C

Grade with 34 points and Pam Eyers (41) was the runner up with 26 points. Balls down the line went to Lee Clements, Julie Brannaghan, Judy Webb and Jan Hewitt. Nearest the pins were: 1stLee Clements and 13th- Pam Eyers. It was pleasing to have some of our newer golfers play 18 holes, some for the first time! Congratulations to our girls at the Brian Twite Bowl at Leongatha last Monday, although we didn’t bring home the Bowl Lee Clements won A Grade and Heather Grist and Norrie Little received balls down the line. Last Saturday four girls played a Par round with Lyn McIvor (26) winning on a nice score of square. Nearest the pin on the 1st was Joan Wardle. Next Wednesday there is a timesheet for the second round of Stableford for the Burgess Trophy, please phone Lee if you’d like to be included or have any changes. Jenny Rowe, Picture This Framed is sponsoring the day’s event. Plans are underway for our Break-Up Dinner on December 12 at the Coal Creek Motel Restaurant; contact Julie Hislop for information or to sign up.

Meeniyan SATURDAY was a single stroke event. The A Grade winner was Jeff Stoiljkovic with a net 69 on a countback from Col Graeme with 69. The B Grade winner was Jim Cusack with a net 71 also on a countback from Peter Riddle with 71. Ball down the line went to Michael Darmanin 71, Col Stewart 72 and Gavin Zerbe with 72. Nearest the pin on the

17th was won by Ryan McKnight. The pro pin on the 8th was won by Michael Darmanin. The raffle winners were Will Bullock and Nereda Scholte. Tuesday was a singles stroke event with the winner being Bob McGeary with a net 71. Balls down the line went to Paul Vandermeer with a net 72. Nearest the pin on the 2nd was won by Fred Stalker. Best nine was Wino Reilly with a net 36 ½.

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Summer 9 holes of golf Come along with a friend on a Thursday evening for a Fun Social 9 Holes of Golf for just $5 or for an extra $1 you can play in the comp with the chance to win a prize Course open from 1 p.m. Bar open from 5 p.m. All welcome Raffle night 3rd Thursday each month Make a night of it! Come along on raffle night for 9 holes, then drop into the clubhouse for a cheap meal & drinks - and win some great prizes in our raffles OORAY W

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Winners: (from left) Pam Christensen, Glenyce McRobert (winners) Shirley Welsford and Toni West (runners-up).

Ladies LAST week’s three ball stableford was played with the course a little less heavy and hopefully the worst is now behind us. The winners were Sue Wakefield, Fay Maynard and Ann Poole with a score of 66 points, from the runners up Lois Young, Di O’Connor and Shirley Thomas with 64 Points. Balls down the line went to Melinda Martin, Marg Higgins and Marg Tuckett with 62 points. Nearest the pin on the 8th was Anne Grist and on both the 11th and 17th was Shirley Thomas. Next week we commence the championships and the September monthly medal (which was postponed due to dangerous conditions), will be played in conjunction with the first round.

Korumburra THERE were 43 players on Saturday October 20 for a par competition, trophies were supplied by Brian and Chad Clasby, and the CCR was 70. A Grade winner R. Johnson, 10 +3; B Grade A. Worthy 18, +4; C Grade P. Broady 28 sq. Balls down the line: M. Garnham sq, T. Fowles sq, P. Hopkins -1, P. Johnson -1, R. Ludenia -1, D. Gow +3, M. Belvedere +2, D. Sorrell -1, D. Pricovie -2, J. Solly -2, J.S. Wilson -1. Nearest the pin: 1st R. Ludenia, 7th B. Papadopoulos, 10th M. Garnham, 13th A. Worthy. NAGA: S. Bromby -10. Tuesday’s winner was I. Cash, 38 points. Thursday’s winner was N. Perks, 38 points.

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THE October monthly medal was decided by who could best adapt to the slow sanded greens. Brendan Simon had the best score of 84-17-67 to capture B Grade along with the medal. Trevor Rickard played well to take A Grade with 779-68, which gave him a share of best gross score with Ken Wardle. C Grade winner was Rob Thurston who had 94-2272. Pro-pin was taken by Jeremy Westaway, with Henry Seddelies winning nearest the pin on the 16th. Ball winners: K. Wardle 69, B. Attwood 71, F. Debono, N. Williamson, C. Leaver 72; M. Stubbs, R. Davies, J. Smith, N. Lafferty 73; B. Hutton, P. Hartigan 74; B. McCorkell, D. Clemann 75. The Hyland Cup has been decided and as you would expect, the final was a close-fought affair. Peter Brownlie came out the winner, hanging on for a one up win over a previous winner, David Poulton. Congratulations Peter and also to David for reaching the final.

Welshpool TUESDAY’s nine hole barbecue pub event was won by Brian MacPherson with 19 points. Balls down the line to Tom Walker 19 and Andrew Brown 16. Achiever’s award Tom Welsh. Other scores: K. Hallett, A. Hayes, G. Wilkinson, P. Westaway, R. Easton all 15, K. Lear 14. Pub points: Welshpool 15.2, Toora 13.5, Port Albert 13.6, Pier Port 3.5. Friday’s chicken run winner was Phil Jansen again with 18 points. Down the lines to Lionel Pope and Bob Easton. Nearest the pin 6th: Peter Westaway. Other scores: A. Hayes 15, M. Lowe, K. Hallett 14; G. Brown, E. Fischer 13; B. MacPherson, P. Westaway 12. Saturday’s 18 hole stroke event for the Welshpool Hotel voucher was won by Alan Hayes net 72 (17). Balls down the line to Brian MacPherson 74 (17). Nearest the pin 17th Alan Hayes. Other scores: Lionel Pope 75 (17), Jamie Welsh 78 (27), K. Lear and L. Taylor 84, P. Carroll 86 and Bob Wiggins 87 (welcome back from overseas Bob). Sunday saw our mixed foursomes championship being played on a very good track (finally). The winners with a score of 106 were Alan Hayes and Jeanette Swann on countback from Pat Carroll and Anne Skan. Balls down the line to Merv Lowe and Trish Latch 113. Other scores were K. Lear / F. MacPherson 114, D. Walker / T. Walker 11, R. Barwick / G. Burley 120. No nearest the pins recorded which indicated maybe the conditions were not conducive to good golf. The handicap event was won by P. Carroll / A. Skan net 75½. The men’s event was won by B. MacPherson with 30 points. Ball down the line to L. Pope 26. Other scores: G. English and K. Hallett 23, E. Fischer 17.

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Friends join in at Leongatha Little Aths MILD conditions were welcomed last weekend by more than 150 young athletes from around the district, including many ‘bring a friend’ competitors, as Leongatha Little Athletics Club held its third competition meeting for the 2012/13 season. The friends brought an extra layer of fun, enthusiasm and competitiveness to the day, tackling a range of track and field events on and around the velodrome oval. ‘Personal best’ achievements will begin to flow through next week as athletes improve on performances from previous weeks. As well as kicking off the Saturday competitions, the club is busy preparing

teams for the Gippsland Region Relay Championships to be held at Cranbourne on Sunday, November 18. All athletes are encouraged to enter what is a great day of friendly competition with other clubs throughout the region, held on the first-class synthetic track at Casey Fields. Next Saturday is the last chance to register your interest before teams are put together. Training and skills development sessions have also started on Monday nights at the velodrome oval, from 4pm until 4.45pm. All little aths members are invited to attend the sessions, which offer a valuable opportunity to practice events and hone techniques for the Saturday competition.

All smiles: Niamh Martin (left) and Talia Janssen enjoyed each other’s company.

Crowd pleaser: Joel Norton acknowledges his supporters after a fine effort in the 90m hurdles.

United we stand: Georgia Edwards (left) and Aleisha Wrigley started their ‘big day out’ at the high jump.

Fast friends: Tate Cummings (left) was invited by Lucas Vanderzalm to join in the fun.

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Side by side: Paula Hendrikse (left) had a great day with her friend Biancca Kelly.

ONE hundred and four athletes braved the cool conditions on Saturday for our first day of competition.

Great Finn-ish: Finn Dunn powers through the timing gates in the U7B 70m.

It was great to see many returning athletes from last year but we also welcome a huge number of firsttimers to our club. The large turnout took the committee by surprise, as so many people had to sign in. Once athletes register this delay is eliminated. Please remember to arrive at 9am so we can all begin on time and get through the program efficiently.

Meeniyan’s basketball history

PAST players and committee members of the Meeniyan and District Basketball Association attended an informal lunch on Sunday to gather information for the upcoming 50th anniversary celebrations. Organisers, Kim Byrnes and Darlene Jones are trying to get as much information on the history of the association as possible, in the lead up to the formal celebration to be held next October. “We have got all of the minute books and score books from 1968 to today, as well as some photos and newspaper clippings,” Ms Byrnes said. “If anybody out there has any more memorabilia, we would love to see it. We are still looking for photos and newspaper clippings. Anything related to the association really,” said Ms Jones. Submission can be made by either phoning Kim on 0427 346 048, or emailing Darlene at darlenejjones@hotmail.com. Plans for the anniversary cel-

ebrations currently include some junior and veteran’s games, as well as a display of the memorabilia collected over the next 12 months. “We might also try to open up the old stadium and maybe continue the historical display down there, so some of the older players are able to have a look at where they used to play,” Ms Byrnes said. They are hoping to have over 100 people come and celebrate the anniversary with them next year.

Getting organised: front from left: Mick and Barb Scott and Gwen and Jim Cusack and back from left: Kim Byrnes, Darlene Jones, and Graeme Williamson swapped basketball stories at the Meeniyan Hotel on Sunday, planning for the 50th anniversary celebrations.


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• LEONGATHA TABLE TENNIS

The girls are back AFTER attending a 10 day National event in Perth Michaela Campbell, Tanya Milnes, Brittney Taylor and Caitlyn Taylor have returned home.

All four of the girls were well prepared and ready to challenge whomever the opposition. Brittney a quiet achiever, who does not like to brag, achieved a well deserved Silver Medal. The club is so proud of her, that we do the bragging ourselves. So, Brittney congratulations on your latest achievements and we wish you all the best in the future. We equally congratulate Michaela, Tanya and Caitlyn on their great personal efforts. The club is looking forward to witnessing the further growth of these

young athletes. A Grade and A Reserve Finals are to begin next week. Although there are visible gaps in the scores between teams in both sections, the top four teams are so closely matched in abilities; it’s a great ingredient for a fantastic final. We welcome back the B Grade players who have had a little break over the school holidays. With Ben Hannon looking as fresh as a daisy, it did not take any time at all for him to get back into the grove. But nobody can deny the conviction of the smallest terrier of the group, Jack Couper. He has fought every week and with the practice he is doing at home he is starting to bring it to the older players. Round Results A Grade Week 12 - October 2: BDM 6-18 d Stonewall 5-17, MZM 7-22 d BTK 4-21,

MDN 10-32 d WIC 1-8. Week 13 - October 9: BDM 5-15 d WIC 4-16, MZM 7-22 d MDN 4-20, BTK 7-22 d Stonewall 4-16,. Week 14 - October 16: MDN 8-25 d BDM 3-12, BTK 7-25 d WIK 4-13, Stonewall 6-21 d MZM 5-21. A Reserve Week 12 - October 3: RM’s 10-32 d Hopefulls 1-15, Three 6-19 d See It 5-19, Hit Man 6-19 d Jib Jab 5-17, MCT 6-18 d No Name 5-17. Week 13 - October 10: Hopefulls 7-25 d Hit Man 4-17, No Name 6-19 d RM’s 5-18, See It 7-22 d MCT 4-12, Jib Jab 6-20 d Three 5-20. Week 14: RM’s 6-22 d MCT 5-19, Hopefulls 7-23 d No Name 4-15, Jib Jab 6-21 d See It 5-20, Hit Man 7-25 d Three 4-15. B Grade games played October 11:Ben Hannon 7-11-11 d Joe Howard 11-85, Joe Howard 11-11 d Jack Couper 2-7, Ben Hannon 11-11 d Jack Couper 2-6, Sue Couper 11-11 d Jack Couper 6-7, Ben Hannon 1113-11 d Sue Couper 9-15-7,

Joe Howard 7-11-11 d Sue Couper 11-8-5.

Ladders A Grade BDM .......................... 22-83-283 MDN .......................... 20-92-328 Stonewall .................... 16-61-277 MZM .......................... 14-84-296 BTK............................. 10-56-269 WIC .............................. 2-53-220 A Reserve Hit Men ...................... 24-91-314 Hopefulls ..................... 22-80-310 See It .......................... 18-78-284 Jib Jab.......................... 16-74-263 MCT ............................ 12-72-260 No Name .................... 10-62-229 RM’s.............................. 8-76-279 Three ............................. 6-63-240 B Grade (singles games won) Ben Hannon .............................15 Joe Howard ..............................14 Sue Couper ...............................12 Dillon Hofman ...........................2 Corran D.....................................2 Jack Couper................................1 Robert Brown .............................1 Dylan Griggs ..............................0 Andrew Hofman.........................0

Aggregate A Grade: - Dean Snelling 35, Michael Grist 35, Mark Dowling 32, Michael Chang 31, Maurice Valk 31, Zach Anstey 30 A Reserve: Ian Jonas 42, Frank Hirst 30, Ian Rasmussen 30, Andrew Hofman 29, Neil Smith 29. B Grade: Ben Hannon 15 and Joe Howard 14.

Allambee Mirboo & District Tennis SMOKIN ACES were big winners over Korumburra, and a tiebreaker as close as the ’Burra could get in the match.

Baromi took the points over Lucky Strings, good games, a ladies’ tie-breaker to Baromi. Leongatha North versus Koony was the close match, a win to the northerners by a game. Good to see players helping out other clubs. In A Reserve Koony won by nine games, Maroon won the ladies’ sets and lost a 7/5. Gold won well against

Baromi, two men’s sets to Baromi. Mardan took the points against Berrys Creek, games were level before the mixed Mardan won all mixed sets. The close match in this section was Hallston versus Leongatha, only two games. Men’s sets were all tie-breakers, two Hallston’s way. Mixed sets were close too, Leongatha won two of the sets, but games were with Hallston. Wind was moderate. In B Grade all Leongatha North juniors playing up to seniors are winning sets. Mardan took the points but all sets were

competitive. Baromi won the other B Grade match by 18 games. Both teams played good sets. Well done to all players.

Results A Grade: Leongatha North 5.58, Koonwarra 4.57; Leongatha Smokin Aces 9.72, Korumburra 0.27; Baromi 6.62, Leongatha Lucky Strings 3.50. A Reserve: Outtrim Gold 7.51, Baromi 2.31; Mardan 6.44, Berrys Creek 3.36; Koonwarra 6.43, Outtrim Maroon 3.34; Hallston 5.52, Leongatha 4.50; Korumburra - bye. B Grade: Mardan

6.47, Leongatha North 3.35; Baromi 6.47, Leongatha 3.29.

Ladders A Grade Leongatha Smokin Aces .....25.5 Baromi. .................................24.5 Leongatha Lucky Strings ...15.5 Leongatha North. ................14.5 Koonwarra.............................13.5 Korumburra .............................5.5 A Reserve Outtrim Gold .......................23.5 Koonwarra ...........................21.5 Outtrim Maroon..................17.5 Mardan.................................16.5 Hallston .................................15.5 Leongatha..............................15.0 Korumburra ...........................15.5 Baromi...................................14.5 Berrys Creek .........................10.5 B Grade Baromi .................................. 23.5 Leongatha ............................ 19.5 Mardan................................. 14.5 Leongatha North ................... 8.5

Stoner send-off generating huge interest WITH less than one week to go until Casey Stoner takes to the Phillip Island circuit for the very last time, fans are racing to snap up the last seats. A record numbers of fans are expected to descend upon Phillip Island to witness King Casey’s last race on home soil. Since announcing he will retire at the end of the current MotoGP World Championship season, Stoner has endured a tough year, injuring his ankle in a mid-season crash in Indianapolis. Last week, Stoner took to the track again for the first time at the Japanese Grand Prix, creating another surge in ticket sales for the Phillip Island event. CEO of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Andrew Westacott, is thrilled about Stoner’s impressive return to riding in Japan and about the subse-

quent buzz and spike in ticket sales for the upcoming event. “With many of our ticketing options already at capacity, we are urging fans to secure the last remaining seats to witness this moment in history, as Stoner hones in on his sixth straight Australian MotoGP victory, in his last home race.” said Westacott. Campgrounds are still expanding to meet demand and are currently almost double the size of last year. Over 6,000 campers have already reserved their site and there is still plenty of space in the Highside Campground. Offering fans an easy and safe way to get on and off the Island; Catcha-Coach sales are currently triple the same time last year and more coaches have been added to the schedule to ensure that fans can still book. For tickets or for more information, please visit www.motogp.com.au.

Leongatha GCL teams Leongatha Senior GCL Representative side ROUND 1 match versus Traralgon at Stoddart oval on Sunday October 28: Tim Wightman (Nerrena), Gavin Britt, Ryan Thomas (Workmens); Jason Wilson (capt), Alan Jenkins (OMK); Amila Ratnayake (Town), Kit Rotthier, Walter Taberner, Dylan Clark (Inverloch); Sam Hughes (K-RSL), Shane Murdoch (Phillip Island), Udara Weerasinghe (Korumburra). A bus is collecting players at various points and will leave from Leongatha football ground at 8.15am sharp. If unavailable contact Gary Sauvarin 0407 343 204 or Kristian Gray 0439 825 168.

GCL Under 18 side

LDCA Under 16 GCL squad

LDCA Under 18 side to play Traralgon and Bairnsdale at Bunelaguah (Sale) October 28 at 10.15am start. Bus will be leaving Leongatha football ground 7.45am, and Wonthaggi McDonlds carkpark at 7.15am. Will be selected from the side of: captain - Eli Richards (Phillip Island), vice captain - Jake Cochrane (OMK), vice captain Thomas Wyatt (OMK), Jake Burge (Leongatha Town), Matt Borschman (Leongatha Town), Jacob Dakin (Kilcunda-Bass), Ben Doran (Foster), Jack Flanders (Fish Creek-Tarwin), Ben Foon (Wonthaggi Miners), Cam Harris (MDU), Keanu Miller (Korumburra), Ryan Olden (MDU), Josh Toner (Foster), Brok Davidson (Leongatha Imperials), Royston McGavin (Leongatha Imperials), Jake Buckland (Fish Creek-Tarwin). Please confirm availability to Brad Parker 0425 763 218 as soon as possible.

UNDER 16 LDCA squad for Sunday October 28 at Rosedale, 10.15 start. Bus leaves McDonald’s Wonthaggi 7.15am, and 7.45am from Leongatha football ground, to be at the ground at 9.30am, 2 20/20. Team: Daniel Turton, Jakeb Thomas, Zane MacDermid (Wonthaggi Workmens); James Honeysett (Wonthaggi Miners), Blake Moscript, Brayden Pickersgill, Chelsea Moscript (Koonwarra-RSL); Nathan Brayley, Jye Dalmau (Inverloch); R. McGannon (Fish Creek-Tarwin), Pierre Dunlevie (Korumburra), Michael Olden (MDU), Jack Ginnane (Leongatha Imperials). Any player unavailable please ring Geoff Wyatt by Thursday night 5659 8225 or email wyatt@waterfront.net.au

C Grade Division 1 and 2 scores C Grade, Division 1 TOWN d WONTHAGGI MINERS on forfeit

POOWONG LOCH lt IMPERIALS S Dinger c N Hodges b G Wright ................................ 1 S Magnusson c N Hodges b G Wright .............................. 10 G Knox ro...................................... 1 M Hancock lbw b P McGavin ............................ 1 N Hancock no ............................... 5 G Humphrey b G Wright ................................ 0 H Elms c M Malloy b G Wright ................................ 0 R Brown c N Hodges b G Price .................................. 2 S McKinnon c M Malloy b G Price ................................... 0 Extras ............................................. 2 Total ............................................ 22 Bowling: P Mc Gavin 1/15, G Wright 4/7, G Price 2/0. 1st innings Imperials R Murray c G Knox b N Hancock............................ 2 B Casbolt ret hurt ........................ 12 N Hodges c N Hancock b B King ................................. 44 D Pellin ro ................................... 11 M Malloy lbw b B King ................................. 21 D Ginnane c N Hancock b H Elms ................................... 1 Z Fiddelaers no.............................. 0 P McGavin no ............................... 3 Extras ........................................... 11

Total .......................................5/105 Bowling: N Hancock 1/13, G Humphrey 0/6, S McKinnon 0/14, G Knox 0/11, S Magnusson 0/17, S Dinger 0/7, R Brown 0/14, B King 2/15, H Elms 1/6. PHILLIP ISLAND lt INVERLOCH 1st innings Phillip Island R Good lbw ................................. 24 J Johnston c M Goldsmith b W Williams............................ 4 R Jenkin c W Williams ................. 9 B Insall c C Bulter......................... 1 P Cashman lbw b L Kelly ................................... 5 M Haringsma ................................ 2 M Duyker lbw b W Williams............................ 6 A Nicholson b SV Saidarha......................... 19 J Keating ro ................................... 1 A Duiker no ................................... 1 S Cox no ........................................ 1 Extras ........................................... 12 Total ..................................9/85 (cc) Bowling: D Jones 0/13, J Jackson 0/13, W Williams 2/13, I Smith 4/15, LH Kelly 1/14, SV Saldanha 1/16. 1st Innings Inverloch W Williams lbw b M Haringsma ........................ 1 I Smith c M Haringsma b A Nicholson ......................... 14 P Johnson c J Johnston b B Insall................................... 1 L Anderson c B Insall b P Cashman............................. 5

J Jackson b M Duyker ............................ 23 J Welch b M Duyker .............................. 4 D Jones no ................................... 51 M Goldsmith b S Cox ................................... 15 LH Keily c b S Cox ..................................... 2 SV Saldanha ro.............................. 7 C Bulter no .................................... 0 Extras ........................................... 22 Total ................................9/145 (cc) Bowling: A Nicholson 1/23, M Haringsma 1/20, P Cashman 1/15, R Jenkin 1/12, M Duyker 2/19, S Cox 2/28, B Insall 0/14, J Keating 0/10. KILCUNDA/BASS lt NERRENA 1st innings Kilcunda/Bass A Blackney b K Clark ................................ 10 J Smith c B Gannon b B Croatto ............................... 0 G Burchell ro ................................. 0 J Newsome b J Stockdale.............................. 1 P Coleman c C Dougherty b M Young ............................... 12 TC Smith b B Croatto ............................... 0 C Brown c K Clark b J Stockdale............................. 0 K Condick c B Gannon b J Stockdale............................. 0 A Newsome b J Stockdale.............................. 3 L Petrie b C Dougherty .......................... 4 J Oates no ...................................... 3

Extras ........................................... 16 Total ............................................ 51 Bowling: M Croatto 0/2, B Croatto 2/4, M Trotto 0/8, K Clark 1/3, J Stockdale 3/8, C Dougherty 1/8, M Young 2/2, S Shambrook 0/9. 1st Innings Nerrena S Shambrook ................................. 9 M Young ...................................... 17 B Gannon lbw ............................... 7 J Stockdale..................................... 9 B Croatto ....................................... 8 G Wightman .................................. 3 M Trotto......................................... 0 D Campbell ................................. 20 C Dougherty .................................. 0 M Croatto no ............................... 27 K Clark no ..................................... 8 Extras ........................................... 24 Total ................................9/132 (cc) Bowling: A Blackney 1/24, K Condick 2/27, T Smith 2/7, J Smith 0/17, L Petrie 3/18, J Newsome 0/19, G Burchell 0/8.

C Grade, Division 2 FOSTER d PHILLIP ISLAND on forfeit OUTTRIM MOYARRA KONGWAK drew WONTHAGGI WORKMEN’S 1st innings Wonthaggi Workmen’s C Smith c L Lamers b N Wylie ......................... 21 B Evans c D Wylie b C Walker ....................... 36 R Stitt c L Lamers b D Wylie ......................... 13

S Knight ro ........................... 11 M Cadwallender c L Lamers b G Snow ......................... 43 M Dobbie b C Walker ......................... 7 L Gennaccaro b D Wylie ........................... 4 A Busana b N Wylie ........................... 9 A Ray no ................................. 0 Extras .................................... 15 Total ......................... 8/159 (cc) Bowling: G Adams 0/10, N Wylie 2/29, D Wylie 2/43, L Lamers 0/17, G Snow 1/28, C Walker 2/26 1st innings OMK K Houghton c A Ray b S Knight .......................... 2 D Wylie no ............................ 16 C Walker b S Liddle ........................ 12 G Adams c M Cadwallendar b S Liddle .......................... 0 N Wylie c S Liddle b S Knight .......................... 3 L Lamers c S Knight b B Evans ........................... 1 R Wyatt b C Smith ........................... 0 R Paterson c M Cadwallender b A Ray ............................ 14 G Snow no .............................. 1 Extras .................................... 31 Total ........................... 7/80 (cc) Bowling: S Knight 2/30, S Liddle 2/8, C Smith 1/8, B Evans 1/16, A Busana 0/2, A Ray 1/2, M Cadwallender 0/0, L Gennaccaro 0/2. GLEN ALVIE lt KOONWAR-

RA LRSL 1st innings Glen Alvie MT Hull lbw ......................... 18 J Hamilton ............................ 22 GD Chisholm .......................... 7 I Johnson ro .......................... 19 D Gilbert ................................. 7 S Singh ................................... 2 E Chandler lbw ..................... 22 J Smith .................................... 2 B Davidson no ........................ 3 B Glover no ............................ 6 Extras .................................... 18 Total ......................... 8/126 (cc) Bowling: P Kennedy 0/14, N Summers 0/16, B Perry 0/20, B Pickersgill 2/26, J Missen 3/26, P Buckley 2/11, A Vaughan 0/7. 1st innings Koonwarra LRSL L Gale c b E Chandler .................... 22 B Pickersgill c b S Singh ......................... 16 N Summers c b D Gilbert ...................... 34 P Buckley no ........................ 39 J Missen no ............................. 1 Extras .................................... 20 Total ......................... 3/132 (cc) Bowling: D Gilbert 1/35, S Singh 1/10, P Palmer 0/30, J Hamilton 0/20, E Chandler 1/22, B Glover 0/11. MEENIYAN DUMBALK UNITED RED lt MEENIYAN DUMBALK UNITED BLUE 1st innings MDU Blue G Jones c G Peters b J Riley ............................. 4 T Bright c G Peters b B Thomas ........................ 0

D Sinclair lbw b S Opray ......................... 30 N Grayden c B Thomas b S Browne ........................ 2 D Tuckett c G Peters b J Opray ........................... 3 K Robinson b J Opray ........................... 0 J Hodder b J Opray ........................... 6 K Sinclair b J Opray ........................... 1 C Olden b S Opray ........................... 0 K Brown no ............................ 6 K Newton b B Thomas ........................ 2 Extras .................................... 12 Total ..................................... 66 Bowling: B Thomas 2/13, J Riley 1/6, S Browne 1/12, J Opray 4/24, S Opray 2/9. 1st innings MDU Red N Hill b K Brown ......................... 5 T Sinclair c K Brown b K Newton ...................... 22 S Browne no ....................... 109 G Peters c K Brown b K Newton ...................... 19 B Thomas b K Newton ........................ 1 J Riley no ................................ 7 Extras .................................... 22 Total ......................... 4/185 (cc) Bowling: K Brown 1/25, D Tuckett 0/10, K Sinclair 0/29, K Robinson 0/34, K Newton 3/37, N Grayden 0/43. INVERLOCH lt KORUMBURRA on forfeit


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• B GRADE DIVISION 1

Clark and Baldi go 160 Go for four: Miners’ Jason O’Reilly gets bat to ball against Glen Alvie. Photo by Mark Drury.

• B GRADE DIVISION 2

Millers lead OMK IT was a case of a Miller-inspired win when Outtrim Moyarra Kongwak took on arch-rivals Korumburra. OMK’s Peter Miller (88) and Tim Miller (54) made sure their team mates had a relaxed day, surpassing Korumburra’s total by themselves and remaining not out.

Korumburra’s Richards was a good performer, hitting 45 runs. Kilcunda Bass fell cheaply against Wonthaggi Workmens, with a top order collapse. The team’s first three batsmen each recorded a duck. Fortunately, Workmens’ other lower order batsmen picked up the slack, with Grace (26) and Blake (25) both finishing the innings not out. Wonthaggi Wokmens bowler Rohan Duff was brilliant with the ball, taking 3/8.

Koonwarra Leongatha RSL has scraped in against Fish Creek Tarwin, with an even team effort from its batsmen. Moscript top-scored with 27. On the other side of the ledger, Fishy’s Gary Webster was best with 49 not out. His team mates were troubled by the bowling of Koony’s Anderson (3/22). Town was far too good for Imperials, with a Matt Smith (59) and Steve Fixter (58) helping their team on the way to an impressive total of 284. Fixter was great with the ball too, taking 4/9. Burge took 3/22. For Imperials, bowler Zac Price was the stand-out performer with 4/26. Team mate Jans performed well with the bat, hitting 36 runs.

B Grade, Division 2 OUTTRIM MOYARRA KONGWAK d KORUMBURRA 1st innings Korumburra R Webster ro .................................. 4 K Rigby c P Harper b T Eustace ............................... 0 C Smith b R Provan .............................. 11

Leongatha District Cricket Association Umpire Appointments EVANS PETROLEUM Round 4 - October 27 Home team Grade A1 Imperials Nerrena Miners Inverloch Grade A2 Poowong-Loch Glen Alvie Foster Town Grade B1 Workmens Glen Alvie OMK MDU Grade B2 Fish Ck-Tarwin Imperials Kilcunda-Bass Korumburra Grade C1 Nerrena Inverloch Imperials Phillip Island Grade C2 Workmens MDU Blue Koonwarra-RSL OMK MDU Red

Away Team

Ground

Umpire

v v v v

Phillip Island Workmens Korumburra OMK

EC Nerr Won Rec I Turf

G. Laird L. White K. Lester C. Salmon

v v v v

Fish Ck-Tarwin MDU Kilcunda-Bass Koonwarra-RSL

Loch Butch W FGC L Turf

P. Absolom A. Jordan S. Lanyon T. Rogers

v v v v

Nerrena Phillip Island Inverloch Miners

McM Rec Glen A Outt Meen

A. Roberts I. Thomas M. Heenan B. Bek

v v v v

Workmens OMK Koonwarra-RSL Town

FC Turf WC 1 Bass 2 Kor Rec

TBA TBA M. Wishart A. Stride

v v v v

Poowong-Loch Town Kilcunda-Bass Miners

L Velo Inv M McK Newh

TBA B. Allan TBA TBA

v v v v v

Korumburra Foster Phillip Island Glen Alvie Inverloch

Won Nth Dumb Koon WC 2 Meen

TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

T Allen c T Miller b N Audino ............................. 26 C Truscott lbw b R Provan ................................ 9 J Richards c B Maguire b T Eustace ............................. 45 M Olden b D Wylie................................ 26 N Allen no ................................... 14 T Scott no .................................... 13 Extras ........................................... 19 Total ................................7/167 (cc) Bowling: T Eustace 2/22, C O’Brien 0/23, R Provan 2/19, D Wylie 1/33, N Audino 1/51, B Maguire 0/12 1st innings OMK P Miller no ................................... 88 T Miller no .................................. 54 Extras ........................................... 33 Total .......................................0/175 Bowling: N Allen 0/27, C Truscott 0/14, K Rigby 0/25, M Olden 0/27, T Scott 0/30, T Gray 0/34, J Gilroy 0/5. WONTHAGGI WORKMEN’S d KILCUNDA/BASS 1st innings Kilcunda/Bass T Aplin b W Mccall ............................... 0 R Gardiner b L McGuirk............................. 0 M Golby b W Mccall ............................... 0 S Tapscott lbw b A Yann ................................. 20 P Mohascy b S Jeffries .............................. 19 HW Grace no .............................. 26 S Blake no ................................... 25 Extras ........................................... 17 Total ................................5/107 (cc) Bowling: W Mccall 2/1, L McGuirk 1/23, A Yann 1/16, S Jeffries 1/22, B Jeffries 0/16, S Roche 0/19. 1st innings Wonthaggi Workmen’s S Roche c & b R Duff............................. 1 J Sheerin lbw b R Duff .................................... 1 A Yann c b S Blake ................................ 14 S Brann c b S Blake ................................ 22 B Jeffries std b R Duff .................................... 4 S Morison b HW Grace............................ 42 L McGuirk c b S Tapscott ............................ 49 M Davey c b S Tapscott .............................. 0 K Brann no .................................... 4 S Jeffries no ................................... 8 Extras ........................................... 10 Total ................................8/155 (cc) Bowling: B Egeberg 0/22, R Duff 3/8, S Blake 2/27, I Brown 0/22, HW Grace 1/30, S Tapscott 2/43. KOONWARRA LRSL d FISH CREEK TARWIN 1st innings Fish Creek Tarwin J Pouw c J Moore b S Turner ................................. 0 G Webster no ............................... 49 C Bawden c G Sperling b BA Pickersgill ....................... 9 N Bergman c b BA Pickersgill ....................... 1 A Hamilton lbw b E Charles ............................. 33 M Bright b S Anderson .......................... 23

M Van Boven c N Toms b S Anderson ............................ 1 G Buckland c G Sperling b S Anderson ............................ 0 Extras ........................................... 31 Total ................................7/147 (cc) Bowling: S Turner 1/25, BA Pickersgill 2/28, J Moore 0/30, E Charles 1/22, S Anderson 3/22, M Pickersgill 0/14. 1st innings Koonwarra LRSL L Enter b C Bawden .............................. 6 MA Green c A Hamilton b N Bergman ........................... 4 J Moore lbw b M Van Boven ........................... 19 E Charles lbw b N Bergman ............................. 4 N Toms lbw b C Bawden .............................. 2 C Moscript b A Hamilton ........................... 27 BAPickersgill b M Van Boven ...................... 13 S Turner no .................................. 22 G Sperling lbw b A Hamilton ............................ 0 S Anderson ro ................................ 7 M Pickersgill no ............................ 8 Extras ........................................... 36 Total ................................9/148 (cc) Bowling: J Pouw 0/14, C Bawden 2/29, N Bergman 2/32, A Hamilton 2/30, M Van Boven 2/34. TOWN d IMPERIALS 1st innings Town R Templeton b Z Price ................................. 24 C Bruce ro ................................... 27 A Hickey c M Atkins b Z Price .................................. 25 M Davies c S McLennan b Z Price ................................. 37 M Smith c S McLennan b K McGavin.......................... 59 J Schelling c T Jans b Z Price ................................... 0 W Turner C M Adkins b L Ballagh ............................. 35 S Fixter no ................................... 58 D Burge no .................................... 2 Extras ........................................... 17 Total ................................7/284 (cc) Bowling: S McLennan 0/76, K McGavin 1/46, M Adkins 0/75, Z Price 4/26, L Ballagh 1/40, JM Bloom 0/17. 1st innings Imperials L Ballagh c W Turner b J Schelling ............................. 7 M Adkins c I Hanks b J Schelling ............................. 0 T Jans b C Bruce ............................... 36 S McLennan c D Burge b S Fixter ............................... 26 D Langstaff c D Burge b C Bruce................................ 15 L Thwaites c I Hanks b C Bruce.................................. 2 K Mc Gavin c A Hickey b S Fixter ................................ 17 Z Price c M Wilson b D Burge ............................... 18 JM Bloom c M Davies b S Fixter .................................. 8 J Ginnane c A Hickey b S Fixter .................................. 4 T Sauvarin no ................................ 0 Extras ........................................ 19 Total .....................................10/152 Bowling: M Davies 0/22, J Schelling 2/41, A Hickey 0/28, C Bruce 3/22, S Fixter 4/9, D Burge 1/23.

A SUPERB SUPE 160 run partnership between partners Nerrena top order batsmen Tim Clark (109) and an David Baldi (84) made m sure that their tea team was in the box seat when it took on Outtrim Moyarra Kongwak. Although the team’s other batsmen fell cheaply, Nerrena finished its innings in a commanding position, at 6/232. OMK chased well, with Leigh Wilson (37) and Justin Greenwood (65) scoring freely. But the total was too much and OMK was all dismissed for 189. Nerrena bowlers Jayke Hoy (3/48) and Wayne Telfer (3/31) were devastating with the ball. The Wonthaggi Miners were too good for Glen Alvie, claiming a 63 run victory. The Miners’ Lachie Jones took four great catches in the field, combining well with consistent bowler Phil Owen (3/29) on those three occasions. Glen Alvie batsman Peter Roberts was a stand-out performer for his team, with a solid 36. The Miners’ Clint Honeysett (39) and Sam Webster (40) batted aggressively, hitting a number of boundaries. Wonthaggi Workmens were too good for an underperforming Inverloch outfit on the weekend, cruising to victory on the back of an exceptional bowling performance by Liam Sawyer, who took 5/16. Inverloch batsmen Stephen Brayley was a bright exception with the bat, scoring a respectable 28. Wonthaggi Workmens batsman Ian Barnes topscored for his team, also with 28. Phillip Island defeated Meeniyan Dumbalk United, with Peter Colla hitting an impressive 64. Island team mate Peter Cleary was slick with the ball, claiming 3/23. MDU batsmen Sinclair (43) and McRae (36) were best for their team.

B Grade, Division 1 WONTHAGGI MINERS d GLEN ALVIE 1st innings Glen Alvie RL Slade b P Loos ..............................26 P Roberts std S Webster b T Walker ...........................36 S Edwards c L Jones b T Walker .............................4 A Hamilton c P Loos b B Mattock.........................20 R Bolding c L Jones b P Owen ...............................1 B Andrighetto c L Jones b P Owen .............................17 J Wheeler c L Jones b P Owen ..............................4 J Hales no ...................................4 M Greenway c S Webster b B Mattock...........................9 D Tiziani no................................4 Extras .........................................7 Total .............................8/132 (cc) Bowling: L Jones 0/23, R Jones 0/23, T Walker 2/12, P Loos 1/21, P Owen 3/29, B Mattock 2/22. 1st innings Wonthaggi Miners C Honeysett c S Edwards b P Roberts ..........................39 J O’Reilly c J Wheeler b J Hales ..............................31 S Webster c P Roberts b S Edwards ........................40 L Jones lbw b J Hales ................................0 J Waters b B Andrighetto .....................8 B Mattock b A Hamilton .......................30 R Jones ro...................................1 P Loos no ...................................8

D Perryman no ...........................8 Extras .......................................31 Total .............................7/195 (cc) Bowling: A Hamilton 1/30, L McRae 0/34, J Hales 2/35, P Roberts 1/5, B Andrighetto 1/19, J Wheeler 0/21, R Bolding 0/9, M Greenway 0/9, S Edwards 1/14, D Tiziani 0/8. INVERLOCH lt WONTHAGGI WORKMEN’S 1st innings Wonthaggi Workmen’s R Geyer c b JA Dalmau........................13 I Barnes c b S Hayes ............................28 CM Harvey b S Hayes ..............................4 C Harvey c B Phillips b S Hayes ............................19 L Sawyer c W Hume b S Hayes ............................15 L Gennicarro c B Phillips b J Muir ...............................13 A McLean c S Hayes b W Hume .............................2 L Borne b JA Dalmau........................ 11 J Turner no ............................... 11 S Coldebella b JP Dalmau ..........................2 Z Macdermid b JP Dalmau ..........................0 Extras .......................................18 Total .......................................136 Bowling: JA Dalmau 2/7, N Goodall 0/16, JP Dalmau 2/27, S Hayes 4/34, W Hume 1/28, J Muir 1/17. 1st innings Inverloch B Phillips b J Turner ..............................8 L Sharrock b A McLean ...........................4 SR Brayley lbw b CM Harvey.........................8 N Brayley c CM Harvey b L Sawyer ..........................28 N Goodall b CM Harvey.........................2 W Hume c b Z Macdermid....................15 EM Swift c Z Macdermid b L Sawyer ............................2 J Muir lbw b L Sawyer ............................0 JP Dalmau std C Harvey b L Sawyer ............................0 JA Dalmau c b L Sawyer ...........................2 S Hayes no .................................0 Extras .......................................19 Total .........................................89 Bowling: A McLean 1/26, J Turner 1/9, CM Harvey 2/16, L Borne 0/11, L Sawyer 5/16, Z Macdermid 1/2. NERRENA d OUTTRIM MOYARRA KONGWAK 1st innings Nerrena Z Trease c D Jeffries b J Paterson ...........................1 T Clark c D Jeffries b J Greenwood ..................109 D Baldi c G Miller

b R White ............................84 T Renden c R White b N Besley .............................2 A Harrison lbw b N Besley .............................0 G Gilliam c & b R White .......................5 W Telfer no ................................5 J Hoy no .....................................5 Extras .......................................21 Total .............................6/232 (cc) Bowling: R White 2/33, J Paterson 1/23, K Kerr 0/48, D Jeffries 0/47, J Greenwood 1/54, N Besley 2/22. 1st innings OMK L Wilson ...................................37 K Kerr ......................................14 W Dowell .................................27 R White ......................................0 G Miller......................................4 J Paterson ................................. 11 J Greenwood ............................65 R Quaife .....................................3 D Jeffries ....................................2 T Knox .......................................0 N Besley no ..............................10 Extras .......................................16 Total .......................................189 Bowling: Z Trease 1/14, J Hoy 3/48, J Hoy 2/40, W Telfer 3/31, D Grigg 0/14, T Clark 1/36. PHILLIP ISLAND d MEENIYAN DUMBALK UNITED 1st innings MDU D Jones b PJ Cleary ............................3 J Sinclair c J Black b A Cameron .......................43 T Zukovskis c & b PJ Cleary .....................0 M Olden b A Thomas ...........................5 S Mcrae c BJ Young b A Cameron ......................36 L Corry c & b P Francis ......................1 D Thomas ro...............................0 B McKnight c P Francis b A Cameron .........................0 L Mercer c G Marshall b PJ Cleary ............................8 S Riley c A Tolley b A Cameron ...................... 11 B Coulter no ...............................0 Extras .........................................9 Total ....................................... 116 Bowling: PJ Cleary 3/23, BJ Young 0/23, A Thomas 1/11, A Tolley 0/8, P Francis 1/23, A Cameron 4/20. 1st innings Phillip Island P Colla c L Corry b J Sinclair...........................64 J Black c D Jones b L Mercer .............................3 A Finlayson lbw b S Riley..............................31 J Manning no............................18 A Tolley no ...............................16 Extras .........................................4 Total .............................3/136 (cc) Bowling: B McKnight 0/27, L Mercer 1/8, B Coulter 0/23, M Olden 0/16, J Sinclair 1/29, S Riley 1/13, S Mcrae 0/18.

Junior GCL LEONGATHA Under 18s travelled to Glenaladale to play Sale Maffra on Sunday. Sale Maffra won the toss and batted with Jack Flanders picking up two wickets. A 54 run partnership took the score to 91 before Jake Burge bowled Adam Diamond for 22 and had Evans caught by Ryan Olden in the deep. They had slumped to 8/98 but the last two wickets added 36, with Brok Davidson taking both wickets. A gettable score of 134 could have been better. Keanu was caught down leg side for 3 with the score on 10, Josh Toner and Tom Wyatt added 47 after lunch before Josh Toner was run out for 16 with a direct hit. Ryan Olden was caught first ball for zero, Ben Doran bowled for zero, Matt Borschman lbw for three and we had slumped to 5/68. A 21 run partnership between Royston McGavan and Tom Wyatt ended with Royston being caught for 11, Tom Wyatt and Brok Davidson added 27 before Tom was out for 64 off 99 balls with the score at 116. We then lost Brok for nine, Jake Cochrane for three and Ben Foon for zero to be all out for 125, nine runs short of Sale Maffra’s score. The Under 16s travelled to Lucknow to play Sale Maffra, Leongatha won the toss and sent Sale Maffra in. Jakeb Thomas and Jye Dalmau quickly had Sale Maffra 4/14. Wickets fell regularly with Sale Maffra out for 118, Sale Maffra’s Allison top scoring with 65. Things went astray with the bat. The team they were reeling at 7/33 but a 45 run partnership between Jack Ginnane 32 not out and Michael Olden took the score to 78 before Olden was lbw for 14, but they then lost Jye Dalmau for five and Lachie Wright for zero to be all out for 90, 28 runs short.


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• A GRADE DIVISION 1

Imperials bury Miners IMPERIALS made short work of the Miners dismissing them all for 66.

Shane Moore: the Cougars president lets one get past to the keeper on Saturday. Photo by Mark Drury. • A GRADE DIVISION 2

Hughes takes four COUGAR Sam Hughes helped keep Glen Alvie at bay in his teams 18 run win. Hughes claimed 4/17 and took out Glen Alvie’s highest scorer Shane Bolding (34). Pearce was the highest scorer for Koonwarra/Leongatha RSL with 35. Kilcunda-Bass only dropped two wickets in an easy win over PoowongLoch. Magpies Knox and

LDCA ladders

A Grade Division 1 Inverloch ............................38.33 Imperials ............................37.96 OMK...................................25.89 Won Workmen’s ................25.17 Korumburra .........................24.89 Nerrena ................................24.65 Won Miners ......................... 11.95 Phillip Island .......................10.40

A Grade Division 2 Town ...................................46.97 Koonwarra LRSL..............46.55 MDU ...................................24.31 Glen Alvie...........................24.27 Fish Creek Tarwin ...............24.22 Kilcunda/Bass .....................21.15 Poowong Loch ....................10.96 Foster.....................................8.76 B Grade Division 1 Won Workmen’s ................47.15 Phillip Island......................32.84 Won Miners .......................30.04 Nerrena ..............................28.52 MDU ...................................18.67 OMK ...................................17.92 Glen Alvie ...........................14.99 Inverloch ...............................7.42 B Grade Division 2 OMK...................................36.83 Town ...................................29.53 Won Workmen’s ................26.95 Koonwarra LRSL..............26.88 Kilcunda/Bass .....................24.01 Korumburra .........................16.58 Fish Creek Tarwin ...............13.70 Imperials .............................12.51 C Grade Division 1 Imperials ............................36.18 Town ...................................33.27 Nerrena ..............................27.32 Inverloch ............................18.35 Phillip Island .......................14.65 Won Miners .........................12.00 Kilcunda/Bass .....................10.06 Poowong Loch ......................7.22 C Grade Division 2 Foster..................................32.46 MDU Red ...........................27.85 OMK...................................26.40 Koonwarra LRSL..............23.50 MDU Blue ..........................23.38 Won Workmen’s ..................20.99 Korumburra .........................20.00 Glen Alvie ...........................13.86 Phillip Island .......................12.00 Inverloch ...............................6.00

Miller did some good batting with 33 and 27 respectively to set the target at 123. KB had no trouble reaching the target though with opener David Hunt setting the mood hitting 60 and being back up by teammate Dakin with 46 not out. Sharp bowling from Foster couldn’t stop Fish Creek Tarwin for claiming a win. Efforts from Griggs (4/20) and Tanner (3/14) were not enough to keep Fish Creek Tarwin from passing its goal of 116 and going on to make 144. Jeffery was the highest scorer for Foster with 54 not out while Buckland scored 44 for Fish Creek Tarwin before being submersed by Griggs. Great bowling continued in A2 with Town’s Nathan Johnston claiming 4/22 against MDU. Captain Joe O’Loughlin led the charge in the batting for Town adding 51 to the teams score of 159. This target proved too much and with the bowling pressure placed on them MDU were all out for 108 after just 29.3 overs.

A Grade, Division 2 KOONWARRA LRSL v GLEN ALVIE 1st innings Koonwarra LRSL S Hughes c R Arestia b S Coppell..........................16 B Moscript c R Arestia b N George ............................7 C Wise c & b W Gray ........................2 S Sperling c S Lowe b D Williams .......................12 B Anderson c S Smith b N George ..........................21 S Moore std R Arestia b JA Tiziani ...........................8 D Pearce no ..............................35 L O’Connor b J Glen .................................1 J Hughes no ................................2 Extras .......................................25 Total .............................7/129 (cc) Bowling: S Coppell 1/26, N George 2/19, D Williams 1/15, W Gray 1/25, D Tiziani 1/21, J Glen 1/18. 1st innings Glen Alvie S Smith lbw b S Sperling .........................10 S Bolding c B Anderson b S Hughes ..........................34 R Arestia c MA Clarke b J Kennedy.........................13 S Lowe lbw b S Hughes ............................0 JA Tiziani ro ..............................0

D Tiziani lbw b S Hughes ............................6 S Coppell b S Hughes ............................6 J Glen no ..................................22 N George c J Hughes b B Moscript .........................2 D Williams std J Hughes b B Moscript .........................5 W Gray ro...................................0 Extras .......................................13 Total ....................................... 111 Bowling: C Wise 0/9, MA Clarke 0/10, S Sperling 1/29, J Kennedy 1/19, S Hughes 4/17, B Moscript 2/21. KILCUNDA/BASS v POOWONG LOCH 1st innings Poowong Loch C Knox c D Hunt b D Pipicelli ........................33 M Adderley c S Shelton b P Matthews .........................1 J Foster lbw b D Masinovic .......................0 G Birnie c J Mahood b D Masinovic .......................8 N Findlay lbw D Pipicelli ...........................22 R Knox c D Pipicelli b J Dakin ............................. 11 S Jenkins c D Hunt b D Pipicelli ..........................0 R Carvill b J Dakin ...............................4 T Miller no ...............................27 VS Rawat lbw b S Shelton ............................9 T Hancock c J Tregear b J Mahood............................0 Extras ....................................8 Total .......................................123 Bowling: D Masinovic 2/31, P Matthews 1/16, D Pipicelli 3/18, J Mahood 1/6, J Dakin 2/33, S Shelton 1/11, J Tregear 0/6. 1st innings Kilcunda/Bass D Hunt b G Birnie............................60 J Tregear c J Foster b S Jenkins ..........................26 S Oates no ................................10 J Dakin no ................................46 Extras .......................................10 Total ....................................2/152 Bowling: J Foster 0/19, S Jenkins 1/23, C Knox 0/24, N Findlay 0/19, T Hancock 0/27, G Birnie 1/25, VS Rawat 0/14. FISH CREEK TARWIN v FOSTER 1st innings Foster SP Jeffery ro .............................54 P Dower b J Flanders ...........................5 J Toner b S Rabbitt...........................13 S Andrews c A Straw b J Danckert ..........................9 M Lynch ro.................................8 B Doran c C Fisher b A Straw ...............................0 J Prain c J Law b A Straw ...............................6 N Vening b A Straw ...............................0 G Tanner no ................................2 F Griggs c G Watkins b V Kedamath .......................1 R Dower c J Buckland b V Kedamath .......................0 Extras .......................................18 Total ....................................... 116 Bowling: A Straw 3/22, J Flanders 1/23, S Rabbitt 1/12, V

Kedamath 2/21, J Danckert 1/24, J Law 0/11. 1st innings Fish Creek Tarwin G Watkins c M Lynch b F Griggs ........................... 11 J Law b F Griggs .............................0 V Kedamath c M Lynch b F Griggs .............................2 J Buckland b F Griggs ...........................44 N Wilkins ro ...............................1 H Buckland c M Lynch b B Doran ..............................0 J Danckert c J Toner b G Tanner ...........................37 C Fisher c S Andrews b G Tanner ...........................10 S Rabbit no...............................18 J Flanders c R Dower b G Tanner .............................0 A Straw ro ..................................0 Extras .......................................21 Total .......................................144 Bowling: B Doran 1/14, F Griggs 4/20, J Toner 0/31, J Prain 0/29, G Tanner 3/14, SP Jeffery 0/7, S Andrews 0/25. MEENIYAN DUMBALK UNITED v TOWN 1st innings Town B Moore b T Harris ..............................6 J O’Loughlin c B Heppell b T Harris ............................51 J Withers b M Patching .......................12 MP Weerasinghe Silva c C Hoober bT Harris .............................35 A Ratnayake c M Patching b S Arnup ..............................3 MT Borschman lbw b S Arnup ..............................6 N Johnston no ..........................20 J Burge no ..................................4 Extras .......................................21 Total .............................6/159 (cc) Bowling: T Harris 3/27, M Cantwell 0/16, S Arnup 2/29, M Patching 1/35, C Harris 0/21, B Heppell 0/24. 1st innings MDU C Le Page c J Withers b N Johnston .........................1 M Le Page c J Burge b N Johnston .........................2 C Hoober c J Hume b N Johnston ........................1 B Heppell b N Johnston .........................0 S Arnup c J Burge b J Bolge .............................14 W Prosser c A Ratnayake b J O’Loughlin ....................18 M Cantwell c MT Borschman b J Bolge .............................34 C Harris c J Burge b J Bolge ...............................8 M Martin b A Ratnayake .......................1 T Harris b A Ratnayake .......................0 M Patching no ............................2 Extras .......................................27 Total .......................................108 Bowling: A Ratnayake 2/10, N Johnston 4/22, M Borschman 0/13, J O’Loughlin 1/13, MP Weerasinghe Silva 0/19, J Bolge 3/25.

Luke Rogers lead the bowling charge claiming 4/22 while team mates Mark Lafferty and Arin DeGennaro managed 3/18 and 2/15 respectively. Nick Eddy was the best scorer for the Imps knocking out 51 before being dismissed by Peters. David Dutchman was the highest scorer in A Grade Division 1 with his 78 run effort for the Workmen. This lead to the Workmen setting a large target of 209. Openers Smith and Taberner for Inverloch fought back hard claiming 104 runs as a partnership. This added to Inverloch winning with a score of 238. A great partnership took OMK to a victory over Nerrena. Thomas Wyatt (63) and Jason Wilson (58) tallied up 110 runs as a pair before Tom Davison bowled them both out. Matheson was the lead scorer for Nerrena but his 41 runs were not enough to get his team over the line. OMK’s Barry Wyatt made short work when bowling claiming 3/11. Kyle Dorman led with the bat for the Cobras on the weekend. He smashed out 57 not out adding to the overall score of 152. Phillip Island couldn’t reach its target and fell 48 runs short after all were dismissed in 38.5 overs. Johnston was Island’s highest scorer with 29.

A Grade, Division 1 IMPERIALS d WONTHAGGI MINERS 1st innings Imperials T Williams c J Honeysett b R Birkett .............................0 GA Sauvarin c C Thomas b R Birkett ........................... 11 L Rogers std C Thomas b A Donohue .......................30 R McGavin c J Armstrong b D Beesey ............................9 N Eddy c J Armstrong b G Peters ............................51 B Davidson c J Piasente b G Peters ............................21 MD Lafferty c A Donohue b B Foon................................8 B Wright b J Armstrong ......................23 JR Forrester b B Foon................................6 A DeGennaro b J Armstrong ......................13 L Wright no ................................1 Extras .......................................34 Total .......................................207 Bowling: B Foon 2/36, R Birkett 2/29, J Piasente 0/23, D Beesey 1/32, A Donohue 1/22, M Johnson 0/23, J Armstrong 2/13, G Peters 2/25. 1st innings Wonthaggi Miners A Donohue c MD Lafferty b L Rogers ............................4 A Warren c GA Sauvarin

Under 16 FISH CREEK TARWIN v WONTHAGGI WORKMEN’S 1st innings Wonthaggi Workmen’s D Turton c A Watkins b G Park .................................. 47 M Davey c G Staley b L Edgelow ............................ 9 J Thomas b M McGannon ...................... 33 B Bayne c G Staley b E Park .................................... 0 K Brann ro ..................................... 9 Z Macdermid b G Park .................................... 0 A Busana c b E Park .................................... 0 N Dobbie no .................................. 3 E Senior b H Flanders ............................. 3 Extras ........................................... 20 Total .......................................... 124 Bowling: R McGannon 0/25, L Edgelow 1/14, L Buckland 0/24, T Redpath 0/19, M McGannon 1/7, E Park 1/8, G Park 3/7, A Watkins 0/8,

b A DeGennaro......................6 C Thomas c MD Lafferty b L Rogers .............................0 M Johnson lbw b L Rogers ...........................13 B Foon b L Rogers .............................5 J Piasente c L Rogers b A DeGennaro......................3 J Honeysett lbw b MD Lafferty .......................8 D Beesey c A DeGennaro b MD Lafferty .....................12 R Birkett lbw b L Wright .............................2 J Armstrong c JR Forrester b MD Lafferty .......................0 G Peters no .................................1 Extras .......................................12 Total .........................................66 Bowling: L Rogers 4/22, A DeGennaro 2/15, L Wright 1/8, MD Lafferty 3/18. WONTHAGGIWORKMEN’S d INVERLOCH 1st innings Wonthaggi Workmen’s D Britt c W Taberner b RB Thomas ........................2 D Dutchman c D Ruffin b K Rothier..........................78 R Thomas c W Taberner b N Cant ..............................14 G Britt c J Smith b L Rankin ...........................28 D Turton b R Tegg ..............................31 T Hooper c B Debono b RB Thomas ......................29 J Liddle c J Smith b RB Thomas ........................2 S Huitema ro ..............................3 M McCall c J Smith b K Rothier............................1 J Thomas no ...............................0 Extras .......................................21 Total .............................9/209 (cc) Bowling: RB Thomas 3/36, K Rothier 2/33, N Cant 1/35, L Rankin 1/30, D Clark 0/50, R Tegg 1/16. 1st innings Inverloch J Smith no ................................75 W Taberner c D Britt b L McLean .........................59 D Ruffin c b L McLean .........................25 D Clark std J Liddle b L McLean .........................18 K Rothier c J Thomas b T Hooper ..........................19 B Debono c J Liddle b M McCall ...........................0 M Anderson no.........................22 Extras .......................................19 Total ....................................5/238 Bowling: R Thomas 0/31, J Thomas 0/34, M McCall 1/54, G Britt 0/30, T Hooper 1/18, L McLean 3/62. OUTTRIM MOYARRA KONGWAK d NERRENA 1st innings OMK J Van Rooye c P Matheson b R Clark ...............................0 T Wyatt c C Friebe b T Davison .........................63 D Lloyd ro ..................................0 JM Wilson b T Davison .........................58 R Greaves no ............................23 B Wyatt ro ................................12 Extras .......................................14 Total .............................5/170 (cc) Bowling: J Trease 0/6, R Clark 1/12, AL Trotto 0/31, G Murphy 0/42, T Wightman 0/31, T Davison 2/35, D Symmons 0/7. 1st innings Nerrena C Friebe c B Wyatt b R Greaves .........................20 P Matheson

b B Wyatt ............................41 D Symmons lbw b P Green ...............................6 G Murphy lbw b JM Wilson ........................19 T Wightman c P Dyer b B Wyatt ..............................7 L Roberts b P Dell..................................4 J Renden ro .............................. 11 R Clark b A Jenkins ..........................10 T Davison no ..............................3 AL Trotto b B Wyatt ..............................0 J Trease c P Dyer b A Jenkins ............................0 Extras .......................................18 Total .......................................139 Bowling: A Jenkins 2/48, P Green 1/22, R Greaves 1/26, JM Wilson 1/7, B Wyatt 3/11, P Dell 1/23. KORUMBURRA d PHILLIP ISLAND 1st innings Korumburra J Cook b C Wilson...........................20 K Miller b SA Boyack .........................3 D Salmon lbw b C Wilson...........................27 U Weerasinghe c & b DL Johnston ................6 K Dorman no............................57 I Osman ro................................18 D Scott st BD Johnston b C Wilson.............................4 B Grabham no ............................1 Extras .......................................16 Total .............................6/152 (cc) Bowling: SA Boyack 1/24, J Finnigan 0/31, S Kirton 0/14, S Murdoch 0/32, C Wilson 3/16, DL Johnston 1/34. 1st innings Phillip Island S Murdoch b A Meade .............................0 C Wilson b L Williams ..........................0 T Hornsby c J Oxlee b K Dorman.........................15 J Finnigan b A Meade .............................5 J Taylor c K Miller b K Donman ..........................7 BD Johnston c L Williams b U Weerasinghe .................29 SA Boyack c D Salmon b I Osman ............................ 11 C Viljoen b A Meade .............................0 R McKenzie c D Salmon b U Weerasinghe ...................1 DL Johnston no ........................15 S Kirton c I Osman b U Weerasinghe ...................3 Extras .......................................18 Total .......................................104 Bowling: A Meade 3/33, L Williams 1/24, K Dorman 2/10, J Cook 0/10, I Osman 1/11, U Weerasinghe 3/6, D Scott 0/9.

H Flanders 1/4. 1st innings Fish Creek Tarwin G Staley b J Thomas ............................... 5 R McGannon b Z Macdermid....................... 13 T Redpath b Z Macdermid......................... 2 E Park c b J Thomas ............................... 8 M McGannon no........................... 3 L Edgelow b J Thomas ............................... 0 L Buckland no ............................... 0 Extras ............................................. 1 Total ......................................... 5/33 Bowling: J Thomas 3/24, Z MacDermid 2/8. IMPERIALS v KILCUNDA/BASS 1st innings Imperials B Pickersgill no ........................... 57 T Sauvarin c D Ferguson b E Garratt ................................ 7 B Moscript c E Garratt b E Luke ................................. 53 J Ginnane c b E Luke ................................... 4

L Wright c E Garratt b B Pipicelli .............................. 4 L Riseley c B Caile b D Ferguson ............................ 8 R Smith b E Luke ................................... 4 Z Fiddelaers c b B Caile ................................... 0 K McGavin no............................... 9 Extras ........................................... 22 Total ................................7/168 (cc) Bowling: K Condick 0/24, T Smith 0/17, E Garratt 1/30, E Luke 3/30, B Pipicelli 1/30, J Bastwrous 0/9, B Caile 1/9, D Ferguson 1/3. MEENIYAN DUMBALK UNITED v PHILLIP ISLAND 1st innings MDU Extras ........................................... 23 Total ................................2/159 (cc) Bowling: T Officer 0/32, B Insall 0/20, J Taylor 0/33, H Watson 1/32, J Keating 1/22, J Excell 0/15. KORUMBURRA v WONTHAGGI MINERS 1st innings Wonthaggi Miners Extras ........................................... 13 Total ................................3/165 (cc)

Under 14 WONTHAGGI MINERS v NERRENA 1st innings Nerrena H Funnell ret no .......................26 B Perry ret no ...........................27 J Kelly ret no ............................26 N Trotto ......................................8 N Battersby ................................0 A Roberts .................................10 B Hastings ................................ 11 J Hastings ...................................8 B Kewming no ...........................1 R Baudinette ro ..........................0 M Mowett ro ..............................0 Extras .......................................31 Total .............................7/147 (cc)


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Riding high OUTTRIM equestrian rider Dolly Joyce and her young stallion Roosendaal BFD (affectionately known as Bean) are Queenslandbound. Dolly, a dairy farmer and member of the Leongatha and District Equestrian Club, has been selected as one of six dressage riders to attend the ‘Mitavite Munga Ultimate Master Class’ at the new Queensland State Equestrian Centre in Caboulture on November 2, 3 and 4. The prestigious event is being staged with the help of the cream of the crop in international riding circles, including Olympic and World Games medalist Steffen Peters and leading sports psychologist Jonah Oliver.

“I feel so lucky and honoured to be selected to ride at this event. I have always admired and followed Steffen Peters’ dressage career and can’t believe I have the opportunity to ride for him,” Dolly said. “My dressage coach, Nicole Magoffin, has spent time in the US training with Steffen and is mentored by Jonah. Nicole submitted my DVD to Steffens’ assistant trainer for consideration and I was thrilled to be accepted as a rider. “I have been really lucky to be given the ride on Roosendaal BFD who is half owned by Brokeford Holsteiners of Koo Wee Rup. They are, of course, so happy for us making the selection and the big trip to Queensland.”

Riding high: Outtrim equestrian rider Dolly Joyce and her young stallion Roosendaal BFD (affectionately known as Bean) are Queensland-bound.

Keen to teach: South Gippsland SPLASH Aquatic Education Coordinator Renate Stefani has overcome personal injury in her determination to ensure children are given every opportunity to learn to swim.

In the swim with Renate RENATE Stefani is on a mission to ensure every child in South Gippsland can swim and knows how to remain safe around water. Back to it: the Inverloch Surf Lifesaving Club surfboat women’s masters team Rosie Markesich, Fiona Hughes, Sarah-Jane Mead and Michelle Roberts.

Surfboats back in Inverloch SUMMER must be approaching as the surfboat team from Inverloch Surf Lifesaving Club has been sighted rowing again in the Inverloch Inlet the last few Sundays. The women’s masters team is out of its winter hibernation and is back rowing in Inverloch to prepare for the summer competition in the Navy Australian Surf Rowers League series. Teams compete at Torquay, Port Fairy, Lorne and St Kilda this December and January. The Navy ASRL series includes 60 crews from 25 surf clubs around Victoria, including Inverloch and Woolamai in South

Gippsland. Geoff Allum, Inverloch surfboat sweep, travelled to Lorne last weekend to participate with sweeps and rowers from across the state in a special Sweeps School as part of gaining his sweep qualification for the club. “It was great to be trained and mentored by sweeps with over 30 years experience in this tough iconic part of Australia’s beach culture” Geoff said. Inverloch Surfboat crew, made up of Michelle Roberts, Fiona Hughes, Jane Edney, Nicole Hassall, Rosie Markesich, Kirsty Evans, Sarah-Jane Mead and Geoff Allum, is one of the newest teams in the state.

In the water: it’s a tall order getting the surfboat through large waves. They are working hard to develop the skills, experience and fitness to row competitively this season. The team is also volunteer lifesavers who patrol at Inveloch’s surf beach each summer. Lifesaving

patrol commences December 1 this season. Anyone interested in surfboat rowing is welcome, please contact the Inverloch SLSC at www. islsc.org.au

“It’s one of the most important life skills for kids – I think the most important,” she said. Renate’s commitment to water safety has seen her battle to overcome a serious neck injury and return to the pool as the South Gippsland SPLASH Aquatic Education Coordinator. After developing into a popular staff member at SPLASH, Renate spent more than two years recovering from a prolapsed disk in her neck that required major surgery. This resulted in a recuperation period of nine months, and it is only recently she has returned to continue the job she loves. “I hated leaving the kids and I felt I was letting them down when I was away,” she said. “I always intended to return, when I could it was wonderful to know I could come back here and have the support of (SPLASH manager) Emma and move forward to where we are now.” A resident of South Gippsland for more than 15 years, Renate started swim teaching at Fish Creek Primary School seven years ago and wants to encourage others to become qualified and take up what she says is a hugely rewarding job. “The school put me through the Austswim certificate and then I put

myself through the infants’ component of the course. After that an opportunity came up and I was employed here (at SPLASH),” said Renate. “It’s the best thing I’ve ever done. It’s not just teaching kids to swim, it’s helping them do something that they didn’t think they could do and then see the priceless look on their faces,” she said. “I say I have three kids of my own but I tell everyone I have more than 100 others,” she added with a smile. Renate said the trick to success was to create a strong relationship with the children and their parents and then maintain that relationship as the child progresses. “I was taught to swim as a child by Phil King (of King’s Swim schools) on the Mornington Peninsula and I always loved water and thought teaching swimming one day would be pretty cool.” Part of Renate’s deal to assume the SPLASH Coordinator’s role was that she stayed actively involved ‘in the water’ as a teacher, and she is sending a call out to anyone who is interested to join her team. “There are opportunities Australiawide for swimming teachers once they are qualified and it’s a great way for young adults in particular, to develop skills in a field that will always be important,” she said. “The Y has programs all over Australia that teaches kids about water and how to behave around it.”


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Cycle challenge for all THE Bass Coast Cycle Challenge is back again for 2012 and is taking entries now.

Ready for a challenge: riders set off at the start of last year’s Bass Coast Cycle Challenge, a charity community cycling event.

Woolamai wins another race meeting ON top of news that Woolamai race course has received money for a fencing upgrade comes news it has been given another race meeting this season. Woolamai recently announced dates for the coming season and will add Saturday, December 15 as a race date, bringing its number of meetings to seven. With the Healesville racecourse still out of action the Woolamai and District Racing Club received the benefit of the transfer. Races are now spread throughout December, January and February with the big Cup meeting on Saturday, February 9. Woolamai’s racecourse is set for a fencing upgrade following the announcement of funding from the Victorian Coalition Government. Member for Bass Ken Smith and Minister for Racing Denis Napthine said the new fencing would replace outdated pipe and wire mesh fencing and cover a distance of 200 metres along the length of the public area and mounting yard. “Installing a new and safer fence at the Woolamai Racecourse ensures the mounting yard and public area are adequately set up when it holds its first meeting of the picnic racing season on December 1 this year,” Mr Smith said. “The existing pipe and wire mesh fencing is in poor condition and does not meet occupa-

This charity event organised by members of the local Inverloch riding group, The Coastal Crewzers will be held on Saturday, November 17 starting and finishing in Inverloch. This year the focus is on getting the whole family involved as well as riders at any level. “There are four different ride lengths to choose from, a 42km cruise, 53km and 85km middle range ride and of course the 121km trek for those more experienced riders looking for a real challenge,” said Gavin Slavin , event manager for the ride. “Families are encouraged to come along for the easy and undulating 42km course which is a great introduction to community riding.” “The event is extremely safe as well with a detailed traffic management plan, comprehensive signage and corner marshalling during all the rides. Throughout the ride there is well organized mobile medical and mechanical support as well as frequent refreshment stops run by local community groups.” Gavin said. However this is not just a great opportunity to see the beautiful scenery that Bass Coast and South Gippsland have to offer but help a charity along the way. Proceeds from the event support the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) program. This program was developed in response to the tragic loss of young people in road crashes. Young people aged between 17 and 22 represent less than 15 per cent of the population yet account for around one quarter of death and injuries on our roads. The program is a community road safety initiative to deliver practical road safety in-

Great view: last year’s riders tackled Mount Misery in Outtrim for the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge.

formation targeting the attitude and awareness of young drivers and passengers. It is already set to start in two schools in the Bass Coast and South Gippsland areas and more are looking to come on board. This great charity cycling event brings the community together too with lots of post ride entertainment. Local musicians will be providing entertainment; massages will be available for those tired legs and of course food and refreshments will help you refuel after the big ride. Positions are filling up fast and with a limited field of 1000 cyclists get in quick for your spot in the challenge. Register your spot on the events website at www.basscoastcyclechallenge.com before the race date and remember the proceeds from the registration fees go to a very worthy charity. Why travel hours for similar events when you can have a fantastic ride in your own backyard; so start turning those pedals now.

2012-2013 2012-2013 Welcome funds: Member for Bass, Ken Smith, Cefn Price (more than 30 times leading trainer at Woolamai) and club president Robert Carmichael were at the announcement of funding for a new fence. tional health and safety standards to protect the public and horses. “This investment builds on the great work undertaken by the Woolamai and District Racing Club’s volunteers over many years. This work was recognised when the Club won the 2010/2011 Picnic Racing Club of the Year,” Mr Smith said. Secretary of the Woolamai and District Racing Club, Bev Carmichael, welcomed the funding announcement. “The Club is extremely grateful for the assistance it has received from the Coalition Government’s Victorian Racing Industry Fund,” Ms Carmichael said. “The Committee, who are all volunteers,

work hard to maintain the course and present it at its best for the public and horses on race days. The new fencing will be a big improvement and will greatly enhance the whole appearance of the course. “The racing industry is very fortunate to have a Minister for Racing who is so interested and involved in the sport. We especially would like to thank Dr Napthine for the support he gives to picnic racing,” Ms Carmichael said. Dr Napthine said the costs for this project have been shared between the Coalition Government providing $13,640 and Woolamai and District Racing Club contributing $13,600. “The Coalition Gov-

ernment is a strong supporter of country racing, particularly picnic racing, and is committed to assisting race clubs with infrastructure and patron facilities,” Dr Napthine said. “Woolamai Racecourse is one of Victoria’s very best picnic racecourses and hosts six meetings a year including the fantastic Woolamai Cup in February. “By investing in racing infrastructure such as at Woolamai, we can help grow racing and also increase important tourism and other economic benefits arising from racing events,” Dr Napthine said.

Saturday, December 1, 2012 Saturday, December 15, 2012 Sunday, January 6, 2013 Saturday, January 19, 2013 Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 (Cup Day) Saturday, February 23, 2013 Saturday, March 16, 2013 WOO8160046


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