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KRIS McLaren of Leongatha will race against some of the world’s best in the Spanish Moto2 next year.

Olé, olé, olé!

Kris (second from right) and his father, Craig McLaren (right) are thrilled Kris has been offered a ride by Ben Reid, owner of the Spanish based Australian Moto2 team Ben Reid Performance Racing (BRP). Kris will head to Spain in March to start testing with team-mate and former Aussie 125 GP champion, Blake Leigh-Smith. Read more in Star Sport. The BRP team was pictured recently at the Phillip Island track. Full report page 63. (Photo courtesy © www.jeffcrowphoto.com 0419 449 655).

Murder mystery Arawata couple disputes killer claim By Brad Lester A DESCENDANT of artist Vincent van Gogh living at Arawata has disputed a new account of how van Gogh died.

New theory: Di and John Koenders, and inset, Mr Koenders’ distant relative, Vincent van Gogh.

John Koenders – the great grand nephew of van Gogh – believes his famous relative was murdered but not by the same people identified in a new book by Pulitzer Prize winning American authors, Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith. Mr Koenders and his wife Di have made a documentary about the life of van Gogh that was shown at the Cannes Film Festival this year, and could soon be aired on television stations around the world. In that documentary, the Koenders agree with Naifeh and Smith’s book Van Gogh: The Life that van Gogh was murdered, but not accidentally shot by two teenage boys the authors claim were responsible, including 16-year-old Rene Secretan. The Koenders’ say their documentary reveals

the people they believe were responsible for the murder and told The Star van Gogh’s doctor, Dr Gachet, was most likely involved although not the killer. Until now, it has widely been thought that van Gogh committed suicide by shooting himself. The Koenders were interviewed by Melbourne media last week and their version of events is likely to gain headlines around the world. “We feel that there were other people involved in Vincent’s death,” Mr Koenders said. “We have straightened this out for the first time. We are actually telling the truth about the whole episode.” They felt Dr Gachet did not shoot the artists but believed he was involved, as he did not approve of the romance developing between his 18-year-old daughter Marguerite and van Gogh, 37. Van Gogh was shot after he argued with the doctor. Police interviewed several boys regarding the shooting, Mr Koenders said. Continued on page 3.

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Truck blocks highway Taxi driver crashes A TRUCK tipped on its side on the Strzelecki Highway at Leongatha North, near the Tarwin River West Branch yesterday (Monday). Police, CFA and ambulances attended the scene promptly af-

ter an emergency call was made around 1.35pm. Leading Senior Constable Andy Boldiston of Leongatha Police said diesel was spilt on the road. “We’re enlisting the help of VicRoads to help deal with the spill,” he said.

The driver was taken to Leongatha Memorial Hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. The Strzelecki Highway was blocked and traffic was diverted via Yarragon Road and WooreenMirboo Road.

Blocked: CFA and police investigate the extent of the diesel spill.

Ratepayers face burden Murder mystery

Continued from page 1. Mrs Koenders said she saw a sworn statement by a woman whose mother was a friend of Marguerite, which stated Marguerite never married and villagers reported seeing her make a daily pilgrimage to van Gogh’s grave. Other mysteries cloud the suicide theory. “Why would he have committed suicide when he was being recognised for his artwork? Why shoot himself in the stomach and not the head or heart? Why did the bullet not pass through him when fired at such a close range?” Mr Koenders said. “In those days, the majority of powder was black so if you shoot yourself, you would have powder burns.” Mr Koenders said he was aware Rene Secretan liked to dress as a cowboy. “We knew about this kid but there are so many things in their story that are rubbish,” Mr Koenders said. The Koenders’ fascination with van Gogh began four years ago when they received a phone call from Holland, explaining evidence had been found Mr Koenders was related to van Gogh. “I thought it was rubbish,” Mr Koenders said. His uncle rang and told him the call was genuine and had been from the genealogical division of the Dutch government. The Koenders’ documentary, Vincent, the Untold Story of our Uncle, was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in April, in a bid to find a distributor after four years in the making. The production was filmed by the Koenders and narrated by James Wright, a friend of Australian actor, Bud Tingwell. Bud was to narrate the film but died with the script next to his bed, Mr Koenders said. The Koenders spent six months travelling around Holland gathering footage for the production. “When you say you’re related to Vincent, people start telling you strange stories,” Mr Koenders said. A Canadian company, Canada Media, is now seeking to distribute the documentary to international television stations. CCTV in China and Arabic network Aljazeera have confirmed they will broadcast the documentary. Dutch company Source Media could release the DVD with a book. “We did not set out to make a controversial document,” Mrs Koenders said. “We set out to find out about John’s connection and Vincent’s life because we felt there was not enough detail of his life. We came across a lot of detail that did not add up.”

RATEPAYERS will pay one way or the other if South Gippsland Shire Council continues with legal action over rubbish contracts, a council critic believed. Council has terminated two contracts held with Gippsland Waste Services – one to manage council’s transfer stations and the other to build a third cell at the Koonwarra landfill. Paul Norton of Leongatha South told council last Wednesday: “Win, lose or draw, our ratepayers will pay for this.” He said he was concerned about a lack of reports to council about tips in recent years and voiced concerns over the possibility of aquifer water being affected by the landfill. Mr Norton said the aquifer level had dropped since the construction of the second cell at the landfill.

By Simone Short

A TAXI driver affected by alcohol crashed in Leongatha on Friday. Then on Sunday, police found the Leongatha man driving his own car with a blood alcohol reading of more than four times the legal limit. The 47-year-old man was first intercepted by police around midday on Friday after a minor accident in Leongatha while driving a taxi. He was breath tested at the scene and Leongatha Police reported he blew a reading of .111, for which he will receive summons to appear in court. Under the Victorian road laws, taxi drivers must have a blood alcohol reading of zero when working. Leading Senior Constable Andy Boldiston said the man was again pulled over whilst driving his own private vehicle on Sunday night. “He was intercepted by the Bass Coast Highway Patrol driving into Leongatha from Mardan after he was seen driving partially on the wrong side of the road,” he said. “He was brought back

to Leongatha for a breath test and blew .225.” The Leongatha man had his licence suspended immediately. The taxi company

involved does not wish to comment on the incident at present, but has informed The Star the man is no longer employed as a driver.


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Jack reflects on his long life

included – had started an annual mardi gras to raise money for a Wonthaggi Swimming Pool. JACK Clancy turned 90 “We were being hampered last Wednesday. by different councillors and He was hosted to dinner by when one was retiring, McBass Coast Shire councillors, Crimmon said to stand. who whipped through a merci“I did and I loved it.” fully brief monthly meeting in So much so, he served for 25 order to share the company of years. one of Wonthaggi’s best-known “I finished up when we got sons. The town is only slightly the sack. That was the worst older than the gent himself and think Kennett did. He knocked he lives in its heart in more ways local government out.” than one. That was in 1994, when then Jack is just back from Las Premier Jeff Kennett forced Vegas. He went on his own to municipalities to merge. Won“see some of the big shows” thaggi, Bass and Phillip Island and despite (or possibly because became Bass Coast Shire. of) detractors saying he’s too old In the ’60s, the State Govto travel, he’s pondering his next ernment was set to close the coal overseas sojourn. mine on which Wonthaggi was Admitting he was departfounded. ing from accepted procedure, With no coal mine, WontCr John Duscher paid tribute haggi faced oblivion. Birthday boy: Jack Clancy outside his son’s to Jack’s birthday at last week’s Jack was president of the council meeting, describing him printing works in McBride Avenue. Jack, a fortraders’ association. He, toas “the venerable” Jack Clancy. mer champion cyclist, opened a bicycle store gether with mine contractor “He has a real history of there, developing it into an emporium selling a Fred Webb and borough mayor being a major contributor,” Cr wide range of goods. Cr John Elkin, met with Mines Duscher said. “He was mayor Minister Sir Arthur Warner. (of the Wonthaggi Borough) to particular secretaries meant the visiThe minister agreed to two things – on three occasions and he’s certainly a tors were able to see three state ministo keep the mine going for another six community leader. ters and the Premier Henry Bolte all in years and, as a thank you to miners for a “Jack’s a very colourful character the one day – without appointments. hard working, strike-free period during and a great friend. He’s not frightened Cutting red tape suited Jack – and the World War Two, there’d be money for a to have his say or stand on people’s toes. down-to-earth Premier of the day. sewerage scheme.It saved the town and He argues vigorously and well.” The resulting building won an Aus- Jack has revelled in watching WonthagSome of those best things resulted tralia-wide award for its acoustics and gi become South Gippsland’s premier from crayfish “bribes”. Jack remains proud theatre goers have commercial hub. He keeps good health, Jack and former Wonthaggi Borplenty of room between the rows of watches what he eats and doesn’t worry ough town clerk Noel Deed wanted seats. He stood for council at the urging “about anything”. to put the case for Wonthaggi’s Union “I don’t feel 90.” Arts Centre. Presenting the crustaceans of local newspaper owner Warrick McAnd he doesn’t look it either. Crimmon. A few business people – Jack

By Jane Ross

House rattled by blasts By Brad Lester A LEONGATHA South woman believes her house has been damaged by blasting at a nearby quarry. Trudy Holch told South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday explosions at the quarry have shaken her home, causing cracks. When a blast rattled her windows last month, she thought an earthquake had struck. She is also concerned about how the explosions are affecting springs, dams and bore levels on her family’s dairy farm. Council is now considering an application by the quarry operators to expand the operation, as the existing supply of basalt is running out. That plan could increase noise and air pollution due to dust, Mrs Holch said in a statement read by council’s corporate services director, June Ernst. Mrs Holch later said: “When they blast, we get vibrations. Our house is on the same group of rock as the quarry. It vibrates that much that our water tank has moved. Our water tanks are breaking. Who is going to be responsible for this?” She complained to the Department of Primary Industries in the past, only to “get the run around”. The DPI is the agency responsible for quarries. Ms Holch said quarry staff had told her the effects of blasting were greater on days of heavy cloud cover. Even after returning from a holiday, she found stone dust on her car. Ms Holch complained about the quarry’s operating hours, saying rock crushing started as early as 6.30am. Quarry operators Holcim addressed

council in September about the proposal to extend and Mrs Holch believed residents should have been made aware of the presentation. Mayor Cr Warren Raabe said Holcim had actually presented to council early in the planning process and residents would have ample opportunity to have input into council’s consideration of the application. “Holcim has taken the first possible option after lodging an application to speak to council,” he said. “I did not think that we have done anything wrong by not notifying neighbours earlier.” Council’s development services director Phil Stone said he would note Mrs Holch’s presentation as a submission to the permit application. “Holcim has expressed a desire to engage with the community,” he said. Council will forward Mrs Holch’s concerns about the blasting to the DPI to investigate. Cr Jeannette Harding said council needed to ensure the quarry was operating according to its permit conditions. Under the proposal to expand the quarry, production would increase from 300,000 tonnes a year to 500,000. The bigger quarry would operate for 40 years and guarantee the positions of the existing 12 full-time staff and three regular contractors, and possibly a further three. The quarry will result in economic spin-offs of $89 million locally over the life of the project, and $137 million to the state economy, Holcim told council in September. The current quarry has been operating since the 1950s and could run out of rock by the middle of next year.

Up high: Dave Berry snapped this photo in Middle Tarwin on Wednesday. The koala seemed to like the change of tree for the day, taking residence in this huge cactus. Dave first saw him at 8am and didn’t quite believe it until that afternoon when he saw the koala there again.


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Crowd disappoints By Isaac McCallum and Simone Short IN A stark contrast to the last South Gippsland Shire Council meeting at Mirboo North, only eight residents came to the town’s budget consultation session last week.

Artistic talent: Bass Coast Regional Health Services’ family day care staff encouraged children to explore the fun of craft at the YMCA Children’s Expo and Fun Day in Wonthaggi on Saturday. Assistant co-ordinator Rose Saw met Amelie, Lucas and Campbell Ion, and Kobie Wood, and Sirahnn Barker. See more on page 11.

Fire stops production

A FIRE in 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 the fire CEO Grant Crothers said: “That’s far too tough a question. “We are on limited production. We’re not running our dryer but we are running our other lines. “But we should be back on full production by tonight.” The fire started around 10.30pm Thursday from what is suspected to be an electrical fault in the water distribution pump house. CFA volunteers were quick to respond with two trucks from Korumburra and one from Leongatha attending to extinguish the small fire. “We’ve never had problems like this before,” Mr Crothers. “No processing equipment was damaged. Just a couple of water pumps that service our equipment were out of action.” Mr Crothers said staff would be checking the rest of the factory to make sure there are no more faulty wires. “We’ll be doing checks but you can’t find everything,” he said.

Tremor strikes SOUTH Gippsland was rocked by another tremor on Saturday. A 3.1 magnitude quake was felt all over the region at 9.53am. The quake originated near Arawata, north east of Korumburra. Earthquakes in the area have become a regular occurrence with five tremors originating from that area in the last month, varying from 1.9 to 3.1 in magnitude. Geoscience Australia’s senior seismologist Clive Collins said the area has been a hot spot for earthquakes in the past and more are likely. “We don’t know exactly why Korumburra is a hot spot for earthquakes but records

show us that Gippsland does have a history of many more earthquakes than any other part of Victoria,” he said. “Korumburra lies on the Gippsland Basin and we think there is a system at force roughly 6km below the surface that keeps causing movement.” Mr Collins said that the force of these quakes travel far because of their shallow nature. Since March 2009 when two earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.6 originated from the area, there have been more than 35 earthquakes reaching over two on the Richter scale in the Korumburra area.

After around 600 people packed the hall for council’s pool meeting, the turn up was much less than expected. “It’s disappointing so few are here tonight after the huge crowd that came to the pool meeting,” South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Warren Raabe said. For the third year running, council is conducting four sessions to gather early input from residents for the 2012 Annual Plan and Budget, while also giving council the opportunity to update residents on its vision and activities. Baromi Park was a key figure of discussion, with Mirboo Country and Development president Richard Arnold asking to develop a working relationship between residents and the council staff. “We want to be able to work it out so we can help each other. I think it’s important that we dress up the town and give tourists a reason to stop here.” he said. Mr Arnold suggested flag poles, amenities, security lighting and greater parking space as possible reasons for people to pull over. More footpaths were another key issue. Council revealed $280,000 would be spent

on pavement rehabilitation across the shire. A larger crowd of around 30 people attended the second consultation session held at the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre last Thursday night. The landfill stations were a popular issue, with Foster resident Meg Knight asking council members what to expect next in the contract debacle. “The prices have continually been going up, while the service we are getting is pretty appalling,” she said. CEO Tim Tamlin said the council would deliver a service of greatest value to residents. “The EPA is trying to deter landfill and encourage recycling, so they’re obviously going to make it expensive to keep putting rubbish into landfills,” he said. Residents were also informed a number of efforts

were being undertaken to get South Gippsland roads back to a satisfactory standard, with the council reworking funding to allow $2 million to be put into road works. Despite lasting only an hour, Mr Tamlin felt attendees used the opportunity to talk to council members to its full potential. “The sessions put things on our radar that often slip off the edge, and enable us to focus on the aspirations and desires of individual communities.” The consultation opportunities continued this week with a session last night (Monday) at the Italian Club in Korumburra and another to be held tomorrow night (Wednesday) in the Council Chambers in Leongatha. All are welcome to come along and provide input to ensure that council’s endeavours reflect the wishes of the community.


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Spooks galore at Coal Creek GHOSTS, monsters and andd everything creepy will be at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum this Saturday night (October 29). More than 3000 people attended the event last year and with even

more events and activities this year, the event is expected to lure fans of fright. There will be a jumping castle, laughing clowns, jumping castle and Korumburra Secondary College hospitality students selling toffee apples. Ride the ghost train for $5 and take part in the scarecrow competition. Free activities will include the Harry Potter decorated train, apple bobbing, prizes for the best dressed, Studio 48 spraying people’s hair wacky colours, Snake Busters, a monster bash disco and vampires. The Meeniyan Amateur Dramatics Society will perform throughout the park, Psycho Wombat band will play all night and Hocus Pocus will sing. Lucy May’s cafe will sell Halloween cupcakes and cookies, and Korumburra Apex will have a barbecue. Redback Gourmet Food will have the hottest sausage in the world, Screaming Extreme Hotdogs. And a Halloween event would not be complete without a bonfire. There is a limited number of trick or treat tickets, also $5, which are now on sale across the shire until sold out. They can be purchased at Coal Creek, council offices in Leongatha,

Sibling scare: Cameron-Leigh and Ryan Sayer of Kardella South were at the massive Halloween celebration last year. visitor information centres at Foster and Inverloch, Ridgway Discount Store in Mirboo North, Vortex Surf and Skate in Wonthaggi and All Occasions Costumes in Warragul. Trick or treaters will need to bring their own bags to collect their treats in. Car pooling is encouraged where possible and attendants will be on hand to assist with parking. Check V/Line bus services as another travel

option. Food and drinks will be on sale at food stalls or at the café. Halloween will be held at Coal Creek, South Gippsland Highway, Korumburra on Saturday, October 29 from 5.30 until 9.30pm. This year’s Halloween event is proudly sponsored by South Gippsland Shire Council, The Great Southern Star, Michael’s Supa IGA, Korumburra Business Association and Hair Designz.

Happy Halloween: Daniel Riccardi, owner of the Party Planet store in Leongatha can help you look the part this Halloween, with a great selection of scary and fun masks, costumes, bats, werewolf gloves, rings, tights, wigs, pumpkins and fabulous decorations.


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Justice chase goes on By Jane Ross CONSTITUTIONAL challenger Gerard Donohue of Korumburra, is appealing against two fines imposed in Wonthaggi Magistrate’s court on Friday. Magistrate Raleigh fined him for not wearing a seat belt and failing to notify authorities of a change of address. Mr Donohue told The Star yesterday he was fined $50 on each count and ordered to pay $65 costs. He said he does not believe the court has the power to hear the charges or impose the fines because of complexities regarding Victoria’s Constitution. Mr Donohue said the outcome was better than he had wanted, because he now has

the right to appeal. “That’s my ticket to the next step.” A member of the United Christian Constitutional Law Group, Mr Donohue is adamant that his actions are about the defence of freedom. “It’s about justice (being) set up in competent jurisdictions.” The problem as he and his law group colleagues see it, is that the state’s 1975 constitution under which he was charged, summonsed and, as of Friday, convicted, has validity issues. He said there have been three Victorian Constitutions; the first in 1854, the second emanating from that under the Victorian Constitution Act of 1855 and the 1975 one. But, the 1855 Act has never been repealed. Mr Donohue said he has

Strike threat over

THE feud between Murray Goulburn and its factory workers is over.

Sounding sweet: Natalie Stewart played the cornet at the Wonthaggi Citizens Band’s Annual Variety Concert on Saturday night. The concert filled the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre with more than 400 people and continued the band’s reputation for superb performances. Be sure to see next week’s Star for more photos. Photo by Mark Drury.

A final set of negotiation meetings that took place last week between the National Union of Workers and lead Murray Goulburn executives resulted in an industrial agreement being reached. A strike at MG factories, including Leongatha, was mooted. The union’s Victorian secretary Tim Kennedy said the union was pleased negotiations have come to an end.

“The delegates have accepted an in principle offer that will be put to their members in the coming weeks,” he said. “Therefore there is no more industrial action planned.” The union and MG have been in negotiations since June and after 12 meetings and with the height of the unrest being last fortnight’ s looming strike. National Union of Workers delegates did not wish to release the content of the agreement as they felt it was best for the members to hear it straight from them.

documentation to that effect. At an earlier Wonthaggi Magistrate’s Court hearing this year, Magistrate Vandersteen agreed that Mr Donohue could lodge with the court

the 85 documents that Mr Donohue said related to the matter. He said Friday’s hearing was swift. Did he plead guilty or not guilty? “I pleaded no plea.”


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Wonthaggi fire not deliberate

THE CAUSE of a Wonthaggi North fire, in which a two-storey home was destroyed early Saturday morning, has been confirmed as not suspicious. The Wonthaggi CFA was called to the Oates Road property just after 2am to find the house engulfed in flames. Around 30 fire-fighters arrived at the scene and took around 50 minutes to control the blaze. First lieutenant Jamie Moresco said the fire lasted from around 2.15am until 6.30am. “The house was completely destroyed; absolutely nothing was

saved,” he said. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident. “We thought people were home at the time, but about 10 minutes into the fire we confirmed the house was empty,” Mr Moresco said. “The house was a permanent residency.” Captain Kim O’Connor was first on scene and took on the role of incident controller during the fire. A number of CFA units were involved in controlling the blaze, including Wonthaggi, Daylston and Inverloch. Vehicles on scene were a Won-

thaggi pumper, HAZMAT, Tanker 1, Dalyston tanker and Inverloch pumper. Wonthaggi Police also attended the incident. The Fire Investigation Unit inspected the site on Saturday, but confirmed the cause was not deliberate.

House up in flames: fire-fighters try to control the blaze that completely destroyed a Wonthaggi North home early Saturday morning.

POLICE BRIEFS Police chase Stealing spree THREE people have thieves A ROBBERY evolved into a high speed car chase early last Thursday after a theft from the Wonthaggi North Primary School. Two men broke into the school and stole eight laptops before fleeing from the Wonthaggi Police divisional van in their vehicle. After crashing their car in Daylston, both men fled the vehicle. A 27-year-old man from Lalor was later apprehended by police and charged with burglary and theft. The second offender, a 33-year-old man from Mill Park handed himself into Mill Park Police later that day and faces similar charges. Both men will face the Korumburra Magistrates Court on December 15. All the property from the school was recovered.

been charged after a theft spree last week.

During the night of Monday, October 17, a 14-year-old male from Toora, a 16-year-old male from Agnes and a 23-yearold male from Hastings entered five properties in Agnes. The group stole a variety of tools, including chainsaws, whipper snippers and leaf blowers. They then stole a car from one of the properties and used it to transport the stolen goods, before returning the vehicle and stealing two motorbikes. Foster Police identified the thieves last Wednesday when the motorbikes were recovered nearby at one of the offenders’ homes, and all the stolen property was recovered. The Hastings man has been charged and will appear at the Korumburra Magistrates Court, while the two youths will be charged on summons and will appear at the Chil-

dren’s Court at a later date. Police said the incident is a reminder to properties in rural areas, especially farms, to make sure all sheds and vehicles are secure when unoccupied.

Motorbike crash A MOUNT Waverly man crashed his motorbike while participating in a group ride on Sunday. At around 11.15am, the man, aged in his 30s, lost control on a slight bend on the Bena-Kongwak Road near Kongwak and fell from his bike. Fortunately he sustained no serious injuries and was taken to the Wonthaggi Hospital for observations.

Missing face A DISTINGUISHABLE sandstone carving was stolen from an Inverloch home last week. Between October 16 and 18, the large carving

of a face was taken from the front garden of a house in McGregor Court. Inverloch Police said the item was heavy and there were most likely multiple offenders. The carving had been imported from Bali and was valued at $400. Anyone who may have seen the statue or has any information regarding the incident should contact Inverloch Police on 5674 1202.

Seeking ute POLICE wish to interview the driver of a white ute with a tradesman’s trailer in the Leongatha area following a theft last Wednesday. At around 11am, the offender stole a section of metal mesh fencing from a residence in Carr Avenue. The occupant of the property saw the ute driving away after hearing noises outside, but failed to see the vehicle’s registration. Anyone with informa-

tion regarding the incident is encouraged to contact Leongatha Police on 5662 2285.

Missing bike POLICE are searching for any information regarding the theft of a quad bike from a Leongatha property. Between October 7 and 14, the bike was taken from a farm on Sages and Logans Road. The owner, who had not used the bike for a week, found it missing after going to get it. The bike is a red Honda TRX350 and is not registered. Anyone with information or who may have seen the bike recently should contact Leongatha Police on 5662 2285.

was burgled. Sometime between September 28 and October 21, offenders forced entry through the front bedroom window and stole electrical equipment. Although the house

Car rolled A WOMAN was lucky to escape a car accident with only minor injuries after rolling her car last Wednesday. Just before 4pm, the 34-year-old woman from The Gurdies was travel-

was locked, Foster Police said all measures should be taken to deter thieves. Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact Foster Police on 5682 2407.

ling towards Korumburra on the South Gippsland Highway when she lost control of the vehicle and rolled it. She sustained minor injuries and was taken to Leongatha Memorial Hospital for observations. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

Secure your home POLICE urge home owners to be vigilant in securing their properties after a Sandy Point holiday house

Accident on the highway: a woman was lucky to receive only minor injuries after losing control of her car last Wednesday.


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Kinder satisfies demand By Brad Lester INVERLOCH and District Preschool is coping with the influx of young families to the area since a new building was added.

The $520,000 complex – including a classroom, kitchen, toilets and outdoor area – was officially opened by Bass MLA Ken Smith on Friday to service the pre-school’s 135 children. Before the new building, many Inverloch children were being sent to kinders in Wonthaggi. As pre-schools filled there, children travelled to kinder at San Remo. Others simply missed out. The extra room will also meet the Federal Government’s requirement for children to attend kinder 15 hours a week from next year. Pre-school committee member Belinda Scott said she always knew the project would become reality when a metropolitan newspaper published a photo of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s office. In that room was a picture from the Inverloch pre-school kids, sent with a letter asking for funding. Ms Scott paid tribute to the support of staff and the community. “This building was made possible by the contributions of many who, without your support, this building would not have been built,” she said. Ms Scott, together with past presidents Lisa Butcher and Kate Dwyer and committee project manager Jess Beachley, drove the project. Mr Smith said the extension was vital. “They have a full house now and that shows the need for this to finally be done,” he said. The building has been operational since term two this year, and was funded with $200,000 from the State Government, $150,000 from Bass Coast Shire Council, and $170,000 from the preschool and community.

Committee vice president Theresa Dennerley attended the pre-school as a child and now her children do. Children and their families filled the playground for the opening, as well as such sponsors as the Rotary and Lions clubs, and Dot McGarvey, one of the mothers who helped make the original building a reality in 1968. Retired teacher Jill Dunn was praised for 22 years’ service: from 1989-96 as three-year-old co-ordinator and from 1997-2001 as four-year-old assistant. She said: “It’s wonderful to see such a big group of the community here today. It’s been a privilege to work with you.” Current director Carly Buckland said of Ms Dunn: “She just knows what to do and say to bring around a group of children. She always has a kind and positive way to view the situation and find a solution to the problem.” John Murray of the Department of Education conducted an indigenous smoking ceremony to cleanse the land of spiritual unrest. Project manager Trevor Bowler of TS Constructions, Wonthaggi, was pleased with the result. “It was good to be involved with a project that will provide a service for all the young families that are moving into the area,” he said. “There were some very generous donations from the community that enabled the project to happen.” The building was designed by Darren Brown Designs of Wonthaggi and completed by local tradespeople. Marjorie Jane Scott of Books and Massage at Inverloch happily donated towards the project. “Education is really important, so I regularly donate to the kinder and the primary school and Kongwak Primary School,” she said. Children’s artwork was on show for parents to enjoy. • More photos in next week’s Star and online now at: www.thestar.com.au.

What’s in the box?: Leongatha Primary School students, back, from left, Kiera and Reanna, and front, Isabeau, Tom, Chelsea, Bo and Kate with gifts for underprivileged children.

Kids spread Christmas cheer IT MAY be a couple of months early, but children at Leongatha Primary School were getting into the Christmas spirit last week. Students from Annette Opray’s Grade 6 class have been collecting gifts for underprivileged children around the world, for Operation Christmas Child. Shoeboxes were filled with anything from clothing, toys, stationery and balls, or even toothbrushes and soaps. People from as far as Foster and Wonthaggi brought shoe boxes filled with gifts to Korumburra last Friday,

at the Southern Hills Assembly of God church, for collection. Nearly 1000 shoe boxes were delivered. A team of helpers packed the boxes into cartons to take to a processing centre in Mitcham. “It really brings a lot of joy to children who have been through trying circumstances overseas,” Doreen Western, regional co-ordinator of Operation Christmas Child said. The program is Samaritans Purse, a world-wide Christian organisation. If people start collecting items through the year by taking advantage of sales, they can help out for next year.

Ribbon cut: Bass MLA Ken Smith officially opens the new building, flanked by Inverloch Bendigo Community Bank manager Jackie Laurie and Bass Coast Shire Councillor Ross Smith. Joining them are kinder children Jasmine Jobling, Jasper Kruss, Amy Scott, Chloe Harris, Marnie Banks, Kaylee Gillett and Madison Gillett. Marnie’s grandmother Biddy Banks was one of the mothers to found the kinder.


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THE Inverloch CWA is proud to be a part of the Blume’s Fashions show to be held at the Inverloch Anglican Church Hall on November 10. Come along and be surprised.

THE well known Chatelier Family Singers will provide the entertainment at Scots Pioneer Church Mardan South, on Sunday, October 30. The family has travelled and performed widely in Australia and overseas and their CDs will be available for sale on the day. The singers will be part of the monthly pleasant Sunday afternoon which starts at 2pm.

THE South Gippsland Citizens Advice Bureau and Visitors Information Centre has a range of charity Christmas cards for sale. They are supporting worthy charities such as Anglicare, Arthritis Victoria, Cancer Council, Royal Flying Doctors, The Carmelites, Children First Foundation and Vision Australia. The Citizens Advice Bureau is a not for profit organisation and sells Christmas Cards each year to assist these charities. Many people would rather assist a charity at Christmas time by buying cards from a charity, and the CAB is happy to THE Hallston Hall was rocking and rolling on Saturday night. A highly successful dinner dance was organised by Kelly Marsh

provide this service to the public. The CAB and Visitors Information Centre is located in the Leongatha Memorial Hall Complex (entrance at the corner opposite the post office) and is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and weekends from 10am to 3pm. CURRENT research suggests that around 70 per cent of children are incorrectly restrained, placing children at risk of serious injury or death. This year on National Kidsafe Day, Kidsafe Victoria has partnered with Hire for Baby to provide free restraint checks in 14 locations around the state. This service will provide parents and carers with the opportunity to ensure their child restraints are correctly fitted, and reduce the risk of injury. THE Leongatha Gallery will celebrate 40 years of art and craft in 2012 with its Liberated Books artist’s book competition. Liberated Books will be launched at a lunch in Meeniyan next month to give entrants time to plan and create their works. It launches on Saturday, November 5, from 12pm for munch and mingle followed by a talk at 12.45 at the Meeniyan Art Gallery Studio. and Jeanne Dekker. More than 80 guests enjoyed the music of Lost Souls and a delicious meal provided by Craig Young Butchery. The theme of the night was Oktoberfest and some brilliant costumes were worn by guests, with best dressed female being Lynda Goodfellow and best dressed male Tim Kooloos. All funds raised from this terrific night will go towards the Hallston Hall.

Good fun: the Oktoberfest Hallston dinner dance was organised by Kelly Marsh and Jeanne Dekker.

For further information email lacs@live.com.au or call Patricia Hill on 0408 637 107.

Craft Exhibition is on this weekend. For more information see the Weekend section of this paper.

AN earring was found at a garage in Leongatha. If this may be yours please call 5662 2126.

MIRBOO North is hosting its 16th annual open garden day this weekend. The day is based out of the kindergarten, with tickets being sold from 9am on Saturday, October 29, for all of the gardens. A large selection of gardens are opening their gates and the day will be definitely worthwhile.

A BIG thankyou goes out to all the Leongatha businesses that helped with raising money for the girls night in. These included newsXpress, Nikolina’s Florist and Gifts, Terry White Chemist, Leongatha Post Office, Excessorise, So!me, Nagel’s Pharmacy and Flower Power Florist. Also a big thankyou goes to the playgroup and kinder mums as well. LOCH Village Garden Festival will be held on Saturday, October 29. The public is invited to take a walk through Historic Loch Village to discover 12 gardens open for inspection, view garden art and sculpture and buy plants and fresh local produce. Food and wine from the Southern Gippsland region is available from village eateries. Entry is by gold coin donation and the garden listing and map will be available at Hard Loch Café. THE Meeniyan Art and

THE Inverloch Family Fun Festival will be held on Sunday, November 13. The festival has grown from the Inverloch Billy Cart Derby and Fun Run and this year will feature increased attractions for children and their families, who are expected to flock to A’Beckett Street and the surrounds of the Inverloch Community Hub for the event. The Inverloch Lions Club will present billy cart racing, as well as skateboarding, scooter and BMX competitions, kite making, music, helicopter rides, life saving activities, horse and cart rides and a jumping castle. Registrations for all events can be made on the day and co-ordinator Euan Wightman can be contacted for more information on 0409 133 735.

Photography on show

Fire spotter: this image by Graham Hancock is a fine example of the photographs on display during the Foster Photography Club’s annual exhibition at Stockyard Gallery. THE annual Foster Photography Club’s Photographic exhibition and sale begins on Thursday, October 27, at Stockyard Gallery, Foster. In its 25th year, the club’s members are forging ahead with new interpretations of macro, landscapes and portraits, and there is much diversity in the styles and

techniques used. The official opening event, offering wine and nibbles, will take place on Saturday, October 29, from 1pm to 3.30pm, and everyone is welcome. The exhibition will run daily at Stockyard Gallery from 10am to 4pm, until Tuesday, November 8.

Fresh ideas: Greg, Belinda and Erika Pocklington in their garden at Dumbalk North last year.

ONCE again the roses are blooming and it’s time for the annual Dumbalk / Mardan CFA fundraiser on Sunday, October 30 from 12.30pm. There are five interesting gardens exhibiting a circle range of styles,

from traditional, informal, organic and even commercial. The $10 entry ticket, available on the day at the Dumbalk CFA building on Nerrena Road, will give entry into all of the gardens and afternoon tea.

This will be at the old kindergarten building in Tarwin Street where the raffle will be drawn also, and plants will be available for sale. For enquiries, contact Barbara on 5664 4460 or Julie on 5664 4266.

Happy birthday: Mount Eccles resident Chris Bauman celebrated his 60th birthday on Saturday with more than 70 friends and family. He drove to his party on his Red Massey Ferguson tractor. The party was in the theme of a country hoe down.


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Kids, it’s all about you EVERYONE’S attention was on children at the YMCA Children’s Expo and Fun Day in Wonthaggi on Saturday. Held at YMCA Wonthaggi, the expo featured stalls showcasing children’s services available around Bass Coast. Among the stalls were Bass Coast Regional Health Service, Bass Coast Community Health, Noah’s Ark, YMCA, playgrounds, Chisholm TAFE and GippsSport. Expo co-ordinator Melinda Licciardi

helped establish a working group of kids’ services to make the event a reality. “We wanted an expo to give everyone a chance to find out what is available for children and families in the area, considering the population is a bit transient, especially with the desal,” she said. From 1pm, the YMCA Wonthaggi was open for a free family fun day with the pool inflatable. The expo was held as part of the Bass Coast Children’s Festival during National Children’s Week. • More photos in next week’s Star.

Amazing performer: Luigi Zucchini captivated children with his magical acts, including rabbits in hats and a wallet on fire.

Magician headlines Chisholm TAFE day CHILDREN filled the halls of Chisholm TAFE’s Bass Coast campus on Saturday for a community open day. Kids’ activities provided for learning of a different kind as magician Luigi Zucchini entertained and kids took part in craft, puppet-making, story telling, face painting and pot

planting. Volunteers from the Wonthaggi Country Fire Authority, State Emergency Services and Surf Life Saving Club offered displays. Proceeds from food sales benefited the emergency services. TAFE children’s services and hospitality students worked with children to gain hands-on experience.

Code One Police band was scheduled to perform but rain forced the cancellation of their outdoors show. The open day was part of the Bass Coast Children’s Festival, held during National Children’s Week. • Check out next week’s Star for full pictorial coverage.

Leaving their mark: Wonthaggi cousins Ameya Nair and Angana Niravath added their touch to the Noah’s Ark wall with staff Jolie Middleton and Helen Zuidema. Noah’s Ark creates opportunities for children with disabilities and their families.


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Dear mayor

E D I T O R I A L Country’s future worth funding FAMILIES had every reason to get out and about on the weekend, with events across the region just for children. There was the opening of the extension at Inverloch Preschool on Friday afternoon, followed by the Bass Coast Children’s Festival at Wonthaggi on Saturday, which featured two events: the YMCA Children’s Expo and Fun Day, and the Chisholm TAFE Community Open Day. What was startling at all events was the number of children and young families around. The Inverloch Pre-school currently has 135 children and enrolments are expected to continue to grow at Inverloch Primary School. The proliferation of services – public and private - for young families at the expo highlighted the extent to which these services are in demand. One does wonder however whether educational facilities are going to keep pace with the number of children, as the Inverloch Pre-school has little capacity to expand, and these children are going to need a secondary education. Will a new site for Wonthaggi Secondary College be operational in time? As it stands, that school and as of last week, South Gippsland Specialist School, are going to be affected by State Government cuts to the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning, which caters for students wishing to pursue more practical career paths. Education must be a significant cost to governments, but that expense is an investment in the future of the country. The Inverloch community and pre-school parents raised $170,000 towards the extension. Yet part of the reason for the extra room was to satisfy the Federal Government’s requirement for children to attend kinder 15 hours a week from next year, meaning extra space will be needed. When a government implements a policy, volunteers and communities should not suffer the financial impost as the money they must part with will be taken from the clutches of other community organisations.

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

Buy, buy for kids SOME $2500 was raised towards play equipment for the extension at the Leongatha Children’s Centre on Saturday. Parents held a garage sale at the Dakers Centre, selling a range of goods, from toys and plants, to clothes and cakes. Leftover goods were donated to a charity that helps children in Burma.

Come along: Wendy Pruin of Leongatha North took grandchildren Seth, Tahj and Kirra Beardsley to the Leongatha Children’s Centre’s garage sale on Saturday.

OPEN letter to mayor Raabe and all other councillors. As of your statement at the recent public presentation: “That people shouldn’t believe all they read in the press.” That may be true in the real sense but in reality the mass of people not only rely on, but also trust the press, as their chosen way of being informed of council’s matters. Whilst I have to concede, as reported in the press, my behavior doesn’t always meet what the council claims is normal protocol or lacks due courtesy. But Mr Mayor and fellow councillors, myself I have never bitched about what the press have written as my ‘unruly behaviour’ at council when perhaps unwittingly I have been in breach of the rules. I hope and trust the press will take your comment in the sometimes lighthearted moment that ‘we’ enjoy at council. But I am well aware of the times the journos sit not only confused in the mind, but also numb in the bum as they try to convey not only the way council works, but the times it seemingly does not. May yourself as mayor and your fellow councillors work toward Section G2 of the council charter for the peace, order and good government of the municipal district. Paul Norton, Leongatha South.

Act safely THE dedicated coverage of the Talk the Toll Down road safety campaign has been overwhelming and I’d again like to congratulate this publication for its support. The stories to date are testament to this newspaper’s commitment to reducing road deaths and trauma in your community. Talking the toll down is important because we know a conversation or stories from

friends and family can have a much greater impact on our decisions and choices than being told what to do by authorities. Victoria has come a long way in 40 years of reducing the road toll, but we must keep the community talking and thinking about road safety. That’s why I’ve invited Victorians to contribute ideas for road safety messages that will appear as part of a new era in the history of our state’s number plates. What better place to reinforce road safety messages than on number plates? This initiative is not only about putting the road safety message in front of every driver and passenger; it’s about getting people thinking and talking about how to improve road safety, and it’s about talking the toll down. We know that continual reminders and reinforcing messages work, and the new number plates will effectively mean hundreds of thousands of reminders to drive safely on our roads every day. I urge your readers to log on to www.premier.vic.gov.au to submit their ideas for a new slogan, and keep talking the toll down. Ted Baillieu, Premier.

Volunteer now STATISTICS released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics have confirmed that volunteering is growing as the volunteer rate now tops 38 per cent of all Australians - 6.4 million people. The statistics are part of the ABS General Social Survey 2010 that also reports that more women volunteer than men (40 per cent to 37 per cent). Volunteering Australia’s free volunteer matching site, govolunteer, continues to have more than 13,000 volunteer positions listed monthly by the 2000 plus registered users. Not-for-profits continue to seek volunteers and the demand

is growing. Go Volunteer is the largest volunteer matching service in Australia with 80 per cent of market share. The service is free to volunteers and not-for-profits with more than 60,000 visits to the website each month listing or searching for volunteering opportunities. Anyone thinking about volunteering is encouraged to use govolunteer.com.au as their starting point to identify positions of interest in their own area. There are thousands of volunteer opportunities listed in a big choice of sectors including emergency services, sport, welfare, arts, health, education and environment. There is bound to be an opportunity to suit most people’s time availability and interests. Peter Cocks JP, Volunteering Australia, Melbourne.

Food for thought IN RESPONSE to the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health that found higher rates of obesity among women in rural areas. Why country women are fatter (and happier). They are meant to be. To cope with harder workloads, with harsher temperatures, with childbearing and breastfeeding, with lack of time to exercise and walk, with lack of time to consult health workers. Their job in the fresh air and long hours makes them hungry. Their husbands are breedingof-cattle specialists, so subconsciously or intentionally they select women ‘of substance’, with bodily reserves to take on many different roles in the community as well. They cook and eat better, often kill their own meat and have milk, butter and cream on hand. Not to underestimate is the fact that thyroid troubles (often undetected) are widespread in country areas, with low iodine levels in the soil and produce.

‘Hypo’ people have trouble losing weight. Sports and clubs are used for recreation purposes. There everybody drinks too much alcohol. It is the fattening recipe. Last, but not least country women are often isolated and tend to eat ‘comfort foods’ like chocolate and sweets to cope with depression, especially in times of little income and/or relationship problems. (Been there, done all of the above) It is counter-productive to burden country women with statistics. Ursula Mueller, Fish Creek.

Lost chance

THE Baillieu Government’s anti-wind farm laws are robbing Victoria of future jobs and investment. This was further highlighted this week by new research from the Energy Users Association that estimates Australia will need to invest $30 billion on wind farms by 2020 to meet new national renewable energy targets. However, thanks to Mr Baillieu’s new planning rules for wind farm developments, regional Victoria will share nothing of this investment bonanza. The new rules have created a dense maze of wind farm ‘buffers’ and ‘bans’ that have virtually shut down Victoria for future wind farm projects. Labor is determined to inform the public about the implications of these laws, which is why we have created an interactive online resource at www.baillieukillswindfarms.com.au that can pinpoint wind farm ‘no-go’ zones. Wind farms play a crucial role in reducing Victoria’s dependence on brown coal. Importantly, the industry also supports investment and jobs for Victorians. Labor will continue its campaign to fight for a cleaner energy future and more jobs for Victorians. Brian Tee, Shadow Planning Minister.

VOXPOP! VOX What do you think would make an effective number plate slogan for Victoria?

Something that mentions road safety would be good because drivers would see it every day. David Zurma Korumburra

People need to be more careful on the roads, like ‘safety first, accidents last’. Lloyd Chesterfield Leongatha

I think something like ‘safety starts with you’ would be good to see. Barbara Hotham Toora

Something that would battle drink driving would be good. Alison Blackshaw Leongatha South


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Pay fair share plea Statue to honour famous koala THE koala made famous by ďŹ reďŹ ghter David Tree will be forever remembered in Mirboo North’s Baromi Park this Saturday (October 29).

Residential Zone. That would pave the way for a 16 lot subdivision and will be considered by council at tomorrow’s meeting. Mr Turnbull said council was proposing to close the intersection of Simons Lane and Bass Highway due to a lack of funds to undertake appropriate intersection works, and that was equivalent to closing South Gippsland Highway for the same reason. Mr Turnbull said the amendment must not go to a panel hearing, as otherwise that would be the fourth panel. He also questioned why one acre lots along Simons Lane will have septic systems, when in the future, their neighbours on residential lots would be connected to the sewerage system. Council believed the lots were big enough to cope with septic systems.

DEVELOPERS of new land to the south of Leongatha must pay their fair share of public infrastructure costs, South Gippsland Shire Council has heard. Resident David Turnbull told council it should have a â€œďŹ nancial mechanismâ€? in place to ensure multiple titleholders can pay towards the cost of such infrastructure as sewerage, footpaths, roads, gas and intersections, in the overall development. He said council must not lower infrastructure standards to reduce a developer’s ďŹ nancial contribution. “The community has been told nothing about how council is going to fund this,â€? Mr Turnbull said. Amendment C62 to the planning scheme considers the rezoning of land on the northern side of Simons Lane from Farming Zone to Low Density

The large statue of Sam will replicate the marsupial’s famous drink from Mr Tree’s water bottle after the Delburn bushďŹ res of early 2009. Standing at around 2.5 metres high and 1.4 metres wide, Mirboo North and District BushďŹ re Recovery Committee chairperson Ned Dennis said the statue would not be missed. “People will be able to see it easily. It’s a wonderful piece of work,â€? Mr Dennis said. The original incident took place near Samsons Lane (hence the name Sam) at the epicentre of where the Delburn ďŹ re complex started. “Originally we discussed having the statue at the beginning of the Lyrebird Walk, but the committee decided it would be better to have it in the township of Mirboo North.â€? The sculpture by Michael Meszaros will be unveiled at Baromi Park at 11am on Saturday.

Forever remembered: David Tree gives Sam the koala a sip from his water bottle during the 2009 Delburn ďŹ res. The moment will be captured in Baromi Park in the form of a statue.

Come be friends with Timor

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Globe coming our way A GIANT globe is due to arrive in the Bass Coast Shire later this week. It is moving across Victoria as a gesture of support for action on climate change. Members of Groundswell Bass Coast are urging people to think about the state of the planet. Supporter Chris Heislers said he has been following the globeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s progress across the state. In many ways, the inďŹ&#x201A;atable globe is a fair representation of just how fragile our real world is. Organised jointly by Greenpeace and by Environment Victoria, one of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading environ-

ment action groups, the globe is a key part of the Say Yes Earth Relay, drawing attention to the widespread community support for immediate action on climate change. It left Melbourne in September and has been as far as Geelong, Ballarat and the Latrobe Valley The giant globe will be at the San Remo Jetty on Friday, October 28 at 5pm. It will then be at the Kilcunda trestle bridge on Saturday at 9am, and the Inverloch Good Living Festival between 10am and 3pm. From there it will move to the Wonthaggi Poppet Head at 4pm before leaving the area, late Saturday afternoon.


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Coffee for a cause THE Koonwarra Store was buzzing on Friday with ladies coming together to ďŹ ght breast cancer.

About 25 ladies talked about their own ordeals as well as hear from Koonwarra resident Meg Viney and her journey with cancer. Lots of door prizes, rafďŹ&#x201A;es and a free coffee made the day light-hearted and full of laughter as well. Organiser Annie Owen from the Leongatha Memorial Hospital knows the pain cancer can bring, as she has been down that path before. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to get together and have a coffee, a chat and a laugh,â&#x20AC;? she said. Lovely decorations of all pink lined the highway at Koonwarra as well as the store itself â&#x20AC;&#x201C; inside and out.

Coffee and a laugh: Kaisu Kuhne and Robyn Davison chatted over a coffee at the Koonwarra Store.

Alcoholâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strong link with breast cancer ALCOHOL consumption is a major risk factor for breast cancer. According to the Cancer Council Victoria, the link is responsible for more than one in ďŹ ve cases nation-wide. And it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re overweight. Having a waistline over 85cms has also been associated with a greater risk of post-menopausal cancer. Age doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help either, with a large proportion of diagnoses being in women over 50. Cancer Council Victoria screening programs manager Kate Broun said few know of those two risk factors and greater awareness is needed. The council keeps statistics by local government area on a ďŹ ve year

basis. Between 2005 and 2009, there were 22 new diagnoses of breast cancer in the Shire of South Gippsland and 21 in Bass Coast. Comparisons between local government areas are not encouraged because of the many variables involved. Ms Broun said breast cancer is the third most common cancer in Australia and, while deaths from the disease are decreasing, the incidence isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Deaths have dropped on average 2.5 per cent every year since 1999, reďŹ&#x201A;ecting improved treatments and screening. Nevertheless, one in every 11 Victorian women faces a breast cancer diagnosis by the age of 75. Ms Broun warned that the more alcohol women consume, the greater

their risk of breast cancer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To minimise your risk, Cancer Council recommends having no more than two standard drinks per day. Reducing your alcohol consumption, as well as eating a healthy diet and regular physical activity, can also help keep your waistline in check.â&#x20AC;? Those aged 40 and upwards have free access to BreastScreen Victoria. And breast cancer is not just a womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease. Information about breast cancer and its symptoms or support for those who have been diagnosed, is available from the Cancer Helpline on 13 11 20 or by going to www.cancervic.org.au Ms Broun said breast cancer is less common in men, but it does occur.

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KORUMBURRA was open for viewing on Saturday with four different magniďŹ cent gardens opened to the public. The event was hosted by Korumburra Community Development Action Incorporated and Korumburra United Church. Maurie and Lyn Thiele (KCDA Inc.), Robyn and Mark Holmes (Korumburra Rotary Club), Don and Betty Earl (Korumburra Lions Club) and

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Young drivers need genuine supervision PARENTS should teach their children to drive, rather than treat them as taxi drivers. That was the view of Korumburra man Eddy Eastwood, a mentor in the L2P driver mentor program run by South Gippsland Shire Council. He told council last Wednesday he has witnessed supervisors not paying attention while their children are driving and some use learners for convenience. Mr Eastwood said learners need to get the most from driving time. “You are not just driving; you are learning different skills all the time,” he said. Mr Eastwood volunteers weekly to help young people without an adult and vehicle in their lives gain the necessary 120 hours of driving practice to gain their probationary driving licence. A licence can then lead to greater education and work opportunities. Mentors spend about one-and-ahalf hours a week with learners, but accumulating 120 hours typically takes two years. Young driver Amanda Kerr of Mirboo North will apply for her licence in several months. “Getting your licence is typically a rite of passage when you turn 18. You can drink and smoke, but not everyone is always able to get their licence,” she said. “This program is extremely important and I hope that it will continue because the youth of the shire need this program because not everyone has access to a driver.” Program co-ordinator John Ernst said young people are over-represented in road toll statistics and driving under supervision helps increase their skills and reduce their chances of being involved in an accident.

Mentees firstly drive on quiet roads and work their way up to complex situations, including city driving, and also receive professional driving lessons, during which mentors sit in the back seat so they can later reinforce the instructor’s tips. “When you’re learning to drive, you miss a third of hazards in the early stages,” Mr Ernst said. The program now has 34 learners and 32 mentors registered across the shire, although more mentors are needed in Leongatha and Mirboo North to cater for demand. Mentors must have a clean driving record, five years’ driving experience and undertake a course covering road rules, issues affecting the young drivers and working with a young person. “You can’t help not be an instructor. I just treat the person I’m with like my own child. I just tell them how it has to be done,” Mr Eastwood said. “You are their eyes, their ears, their radar.” He has found the program rewarding, particularly when his mentee adopts and appreciates his advice. Mentees are aged 16 to 20 and have a learner’s permit. A vehicle fitted with a camera is provided, supplemented by the use of council cars in Leongatha and Foster. Learners have been known to gain confidence in other aspects of their lives, just by being part of the program. “It was helpful to have someone to go to when you needed them most,” Ms Kerr said. The program is overseen by a reference committee with representatives of youth agencies, Victoria Police, VicRoads and council.

On the road: learner driver Amanda Kerr, instructor Eddy Eastwood and L2P program co-ordinator John Ernst.

Safety in numbers on motorcycles WITH more and more bikes on the roads, motorcycle safety is a key to lowering the road toll. South Gippsland and Bass Coast are popular destinations for recreational riding, so motorists need to be aware of the presence of riders. Phillip Island and District Motorcycle club president Nick Schopp said riding with a club is a good option for motorcyclists. “We always follow the road rules when riding on the road and we try to ride in groups because that tends to make motorists more aware of our presence,” he said. “My advice for young riders would be to get out and ride and join a club. If you don’t want to be riding by yourself, joining a club and riding with others is great because you may end up on roads you wouldn’t normally ride on. “If you ride with others, you can learn from what they’re doing and you will probably feel a lot safer.” Riding in many different conditions is also a big help when im-

proving your skill on the road. “You’ve got to get out and ride in the rain and you’ve got to get out and ride in the sunshine. It’s all experience,” Mr Schopp said. “All the skills you learn when you go for your licence can be put to good use when you’re out and about in different conditions. “Another good and simple safety thing is to look at your bike before you head off on a ride. Give it a once over and make sure it’s all working the way it’s meant to.” The Traffic Accident Commission’s latest research shows that around 34 per cent of riders have been involved in an incident which has involved the need for medical treatment. It also shows that despite only accounting for 3.2 per cent of registered vehicles, motorcyclists represented more than 17 per cent of fatalities in 2010. TAC road safety manager Samantha Cockfield said most riders are responsible on the road. “We know the majority of riders do the right thing, but regard-

less of who is at fault in a crash it is the rider that will come off second best,” she said. Ms Cockfield said that by wearing protective clothing, a rider’s risk could be reduced significantly. “Most riders own a protective jacket and gloves, but they might be less inclined to wear protective boots and pants,” she said. “We advise all riders to wear protective gear on all parts of their body all the time. “Coming into the warmer weather, riders should remember that if it’s too hot to wear protective clothing, then it’s too hot to ride.” When driving, motorists should always be aware of motorcyclists. “I think every person who has a car licence should be made to jump on the bike at some stage because it actually makes you more aware,” Mr Schopp said. “In a car you can just sit back with your music going and you can tend to phase out, while on a motorbike you need to be constantly aware and once you get back in the car, you are a lot more aware.”

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Films on the menu FOOD and films filled the Foster Community House last Thursday as part of the South Gippsland Food and Film Festival. The Community Cafe, which is a joint initiative between Yooralla, Foster and District Community House and South Gippsland Hospital, put on food while patrons enjoyed short films. All the catering services were pro-

vided by the team from Yooralla, while a majority of the ingredients come from local producers. Students from the South Gippsland Secondary College enjoyed the lunch, as well as other members of the community. The catering team from Yooralla undertake six different jobs a month. All have certificates in food handling and are on their way to finishing Certificate 3 in Hospitality.

Front row: Valda and John Lanigan, along with Betty Roberts scored front row seats at the Foster Community House Cafe movie day.

Lunch is served: Bree James, Mitchell Price and Dale Olierook were serving up a feast at the Community Cafe movie lunch.

Mayor’s message Cr Warren Raabe

Work of art: client Ray Joyner with his own stained glass window art work which he offered as a raffle prize. He is pictured with lunch organiser Nancy Pattinson.

Lunch for health MENTAL health organisations from Bass Coast and South Gippsland united for a Mental Health AwarenessWeek celebration last week. Clients and staff shared a meal at the Wonthaggi Golf Club thanks to South Gippsland FOCAS (Focusing On Care And Support). SG FOCAS combined with the Wonthaggi WHO (We Help Ourselves), Moonya Community Services, Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria, General Practice Alliance, Headway Gippsland and Latrobe Community Health Services for the event. Organiser Nancy Pattinson from the SG FOCAS said the day was a success. “Everyone is enjoying themselves and it is great to have so many representatives from different organisations for the clients to talk to,” she said. “We have two lunches like this a year;

one in October for Mental Health Awareness Week and one in March for Schizophrenia Awareness Week.” The partnership between the different organisations is important to keep events like this running. “Although we have no government funding we work with many other organisations that assist us to provide services and support,” Ms Pattinson said. “We greatly value this co-operation and know that it is in the best interest of the people we represent. “The Bass Coast Shire provides us with a lot of help and the general business community has always been very supportive.” SG FOCAS is a self help/mutual support group and the members support each other in many ways. Clients and carers chatted over lunch and then it was time for the raffles and no one left empty handed.

Meals roster (Leongatha) St Peter’s Ladies Guild, South Gippsland Shire Council (all week), J. Hayward (Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri) and SG Specialist School (Wed) will be responsible for the delivery of meals on wheels, the week beginning October 31, 2011.

AS THE fire season approaches the central message that is now being broadcast to avoid any ambiguity during high alerts is: ‘Leave now – if you stay you may not live.’ This varies from what was espoused in the past where we were encouraged to make up our minds early whether we were going or staying and to prepare accordingly. At council we have tenaciously resisted the pressure to name Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSPs) and Places of Last Resort in our high risk coastal towns, simply because we believe that sites identified so far do not guarantee sufficient safety and could lull residents into a false sense of security. This sentiment has now been endorsed by both the fire authorities and State Government and we have been vindicated, resulting in the change in message. Your safer place might be a friend or relative’s home in a non threatened location and it is wise to have the discussions with them ahead of time so that expectations on both sides are clear and realistic. Because the countryside is still looking lush we can still be lulled into complacency, but with hot winds like those experienced last week, conditions can change quickly, and there is a higher than normal threat of grass fires this summer. Grassfires spread rapidly and can quickly threaten lives and property. If you live in a grassland area (this could be on a farm or even in town) you need to have a Bushfire Survival Plan. Grassfires can spread quickly and are extremely dangerous, burning at 1520km/h or more. As grass is a fine fuel, fire burns through it faster than through forest. There are enough other challenges in life without leaving yourself vulnerable to these threats, and I urge you to address them promptly to protect your families, property and stock. We’re already nearing the end of October so don’t dismiss this preparatory message as premature. The CFA website www.cfa.vic.gov.au is a great source of helpful information and checklists to get you started. During any municipal emergency council updates its website regularly to inform the community of any changes to its services and local conditions, the CFA and DSE websites update on the fire threats and locations and VicRoads maintains status updates of its roads - clarifying whether they are open or blocked. In the past, ABC radio was the main point of broadcast updates but now all radio and TV stations will share this responsibility, thus filling gaps where transmission may be variable. Mobile phones, laptops and other wi-fi technologies become vital tools in an emergency when you may lose power or phone connections. Council continues to take its municipal safety management role seriously and we respectfully ask that you do so as well. Injury or death to even one person through lack of preparation is not acceptable. Cr Warren Raabe, Mayor


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Bigger landfill Council team complete in new year THE corporate restructure of South Gippsland Shire Council is now complete.

A NEW cell at the Koonwarra landfill is expected to be finished by early next year. South Gippsland Shire Council has taken over the construction of the new cell to expand its landfill capacity. Recently appointed waste management co-ordinator Peter Roberts advised that as well as resuming responsibility for the transfer stations, council has taken control of the Koonwarra Landfill, including the expansion. “While the tender for the transfer stations management has been advertised, the landfill and Cell 3 construction will be managed in-house,” he said.

“Our engineers have already been on site to move the project forward expediently, and weather permitting, Cell 3 is expected to be completed by early 2012.” Council does not expect any disruption to services at the Koonwarra landfill prior to opening Cell 3. “Continuity of services is vital for the wellbeing of residents and the commercial viability of many businesses, and we take that responsibility seriously,” Mr Roberts said. He joined South Gippsland Shire Council after several years with Bass Coast Shire Council, and brings broad local knowledge and experience to the position.

Chief executive officer Tim Tamlin has announced the last two management appointments in the restructure that began last November. “I’m delighted to announce the internal appointment of our tourism co-ordinator Christian Stefani to the new role of manager, customer relations,” he said. “Christian has been with council for five years, has strong local and regional networks, and has continually proven his excellent strategic marketing and people management skills in that time. “I am always pleased to provide pathways for staff to develop their leadership skills and Christian has

certainly proven his capability.” In his new role, Mr Stefani will be responsible for communication, marketing and customer service. “The recent high ratings given to our visitor information centres demonstrate his ability to inspire excellent customer service standards in his staff, and I’m looking forward to Christian further improving our customer service standards right across the whole organisation to benefit our communities,” Mr Tamlin said. Luke Anthony has been appointed as the new manager governance services and will join council with extensive governance experience gained during his time at Latrobe Regional Hospital and Telstra. “Luke was chosen from an extremely strong field of candidates

and we look forward to welcoming him to council,” Mr Tamlin said. The pair formally take up their appointments on Monday, November 14. “It’s been a big year in many ways,” Mr Tamlin said. “We’ve reshaped the structure of the organisation for improved accessibility and accountability, we’ve completed numerous key strategies, policies and plans that provide definitive reference guides for our staff to implement, and I’m pleased to say we’ve attracted some extremely talented staff to help us deliver excellent services to our community in a timely and courteous manner. “It’s a very satisfying feeling as I complete my second year at South Gippsland.”

Mayor’s message Cr Veronica Dowman

I WAS pleased to attend the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix on Sunday, and being invited onto the grid was an absolute thrill.

Moving forward: South Gippsland Shire Council’s new waste management co-ordinator Peter Roberts inspects the sub-grade at the base of the new landfill cell.

Caravan parks probe WHAT do you think about public caravan parks in South Gippsland Shire?

Council has released preliminary concept plans for the Caravan Parks Development Project for public viewing and comment until November 10. The documents have been placed, along with a brief survey, on council’s website, at our libraries and at the four caravan parks for which it is responsible: Korumburra Tourist Park, Yanakie, Waratah Bay and Long Jetty caravan parks. Council’s property development coordinator Chris Van Der Ark said council undertook the review with a focus on improving the condition of existing facilities and examining accommodation types, annual occupancy levels, tourism opportunities and the parks’ operation and management. The process also includes assessing

the sites for development opportunities and constraints. “Last year the Department of Sustainability and Environment released its new policy for public caravan and camping grounds in response to the public demand for better accessibility,” Ms Van Der Ark said. “This review aims to satisfy the rules of the new policy and we are keen to have community input. Locals are naturally the best people to advise us if the development plans reflect the character of the area surrounding the caravan park in their community. “We are keen to receive feedback, which can be done by completing the survey or simply writing your comments and sending them in to council. “I’m also happy for people to call me with their ideas and observations on 5662 9391, or email me on chris.vanderark@ southgippsland.vic.gov.au”

Foster to light up INSTALLATION of new lighting around the Foster Showgrounds oval will commence soon, with the lights operational by early 2012. South Gippsland Shire Council has contributed $25,000 for the project and recently received $60,000 through the Country Football Netball Program. The community, in particular the Foster Football Club, has also provided

funding of $25,000 cash plus $10,000 worth of inkind support. Current 18 metre poles and 20 lux lights will be replaced with 30m poles and a lighting range of 50 to 200 lux. Lux is the measure of lighting intensity. The lux variation will provide potential for different uses of the reserve. The most common use for sports training at 50 lux will minimise the current problem of variable spread of light.

The lights will have a remote system that can be activated by the hospital for any night time medical emergency that might require an air ambulance to use the oval. The installation works are not expected to impact on Foster residents and will result in a greatly improved facility for the town. Any queries can be directed to council’s engineering co-ordinator Paul Challis on 5662 9281.

I was also very impressed with the co-ordinated organisation of logistics and public safety for so many people. There are many people involved behind the scenes - so well done to everyone. Attending this day and several of the lead up events, I was reminded of the magnitude of the Moto GP and the economic benefits it brings to the Shire. The Moto GP is the biggest event in regional Victoria and attracts over 100,000 spectators to the Island and surrounds. The full program runs over three days and includes several side events that involve the local community and businesses. By providing additional events, visitors stay longer in our Shire; they use accommodation and enjoy many of our local attractions, restaurants and cafes. With so many people involved in this event, it

Top spot: Bass Coast Shire Council mayor Cr Veronica Dowman on the grid with Australian star – and GP winner – Casey Stoner. is worth knowing that the Moto GP scored very well in a recent report commissioned by council that examines the social and economic value of events for the shire. The report described the Moto GP as the event with the most significant economic impact, bringing a total of $29 million in direct and indirect economic impact to the local economy.

Report findings also assessed the economic benefit of the entire Motorsports event category which brings a total of just over $107 million of direct and indirect economic impact to Bass Coast. The report clearly showed that the many events that Bass Coast hosts throughout the year bring enormous economic and social benefits for the community.

The Moto GP is a major event for Bass Coast. It is a time when we we invite many visitors here to see world class motorsports and enjoy our beautiful region, while we enjoy great returns for our local economy. Cr Veronica Dowman, Mayor Bass Coast Shire Council

Take a break on Cup Day BASS Coast will keep the Melbourne Cup Day holiday on Tuesday, November 1 and celebrate ‘the race that stops a nation’ together with visitors to the region. Local councils in regional Victoria have again been given the option to change the Melbourne Cup Day holiday to another day. Bass Coast Shire Council decided to stay with the traditional Melbourne Cup holiday, to avoid confusion in the community and for visitors. Bass Coast mayor, Cr Veronica Dowman, said the Minister for Tourism advised that recent changes to the Public Holidays Act 1993 meant council could again choose its own race

day public holiday for the shire. “These latest changes mean that regional councils have the option to choose to celebrate more significant local race days or agricultural show days instead of Melbourne Cup,” explained Cr Dowman. The holiday on the first Tuesday of November and the traditional long weekend attracts large numbers of visitors to the area. Businesses needing clarification of public holiday trade restrictions or entitlements for employees should visit www.business.vic.gov. au. South Gippsland Shire Counci’s offices and depots will be closed all day on Cup Day. For council emergencies, phone 5662 9200,

answered 24 hours/seven days for urgent council matters, for example livestock or fallen trees on road. For general emergencies, phone 000. Provision of meals and

showers for HACC clients will continue as per usual arrangements. Kerbside garbage or recycling collections are unaffected.

Bandit warning PEOPLE are being warned about dodgy bitumen contractors.

The Australian Asphalt Pavement Association has issued a warning through Victorian councils about the so-called ‘bitumen bandits. They target the elderly and claim they have completed a bitumen surfacing job down the road, and offer left over material at bargain prices. However, to get these cheap prices the work has to be completed and paid for immediately. Once completed, the work usually fails straight away and the prices are not cheap anyway. They also then often pressure people into paying even more than they quoted and have been known to use forged business cards. South Gippsland Shire Council released the warning on behalf of the Municipal Association of Victoria last week.


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Meeniyan Local art and craft in store: The Duck Hutt in Meeniyan supports South Gippsland artists by displaying and selling their pieces. Pictured here with Kristy Leys is a piece titled Flutter By crafted by Nerrena artist Bub Clark. Artworks are rotated monthly and all are available to buy. Duck Hutt owner Kellie Thomas also supports the arts by selling locally made tea cosies, children’s toys and clothing, and furniture. Stunning fascinators created by Sasha Holderhead Designs are also available just in time for the Stony Creek racing season, as well as the Spring Carnival, and any up-coming weddings. With no need to look out of town this year, support South Gippsland artists and find all your Christmas gifts locally at the Duck Hutt in Meeniyan. Community focused business: Glyn Stuckey and Luke Johnston from Brown Wigg in Meeniyan with products on special this week. As a locally owned business, Luke said the team at Brown Wigg understands the local area and wants to support the community through clubs and other organisations. “We encourage people to support us so we can support the local community,” he said. Until Friday, October 28, you will receive a $20 voucher for the IGA Supermarket in Meeniyan when you spend $100 or more in Brown Wigg; simply another way Luke and the team are supporting other local businesses.


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Meeniyan

SEE some of Gippsland’s finest artists on display at this year’s Meeniyan Art and Craft Exhibition. The committee is preparing for another successful year, with a number of high quality entries. With about 70 artists entered, there will be more than 180 paintings and various craft and photography included. Artists from as far as Orbost will feature at the show, which attracts regular visitors from Melbourne looking to buy artworks. The exhibition will be opened on Friday, October 28 by the current South Gippsland Shire Council citizen of the year, Fay Sinclair, at the cheese and wine awards night. Exhibition judge, Pauline John, is a skilled and recognised local artist who moved to South Gippsland 10 years ago. As a member of the Leongatha Artists Group and the Australian Guild of Realist Artists, Pauline has good local and national connections. The exhibition was founded by the Meeniyan and Stony Creek Fire Brigade to raise funds for the existing fire station. It has seen many changes since then and the Meeniyan Progress Association has organised the event since 1983, with all profits going back into the improvement of the town. The committee thanks the sponsors for their support; their early commitment will ensure a successful exhibition. Other events held over the cup weekend include, Friday Cheese and Wine Opening night, Saturday Jazz Night with the A’Beckett Street Jazz Band and Sunday Open Gardens Walk. Contact Tarnya Wilson on 5664 7473 for information.

At the art and craft exhibition: The Mad Hatters Breakfast is traditionally held on Melbourne Cup Day for the committee, community and visitors.

Follow trail of sculpted surprises TWENTY-TWO sculpture artists, five townships and nine locations will take part in the Prom Country Sculpture Trail this weekend. The trail is based on the idea that art is for everybody, said Meeniyan Art Gallery curator Sacha Lamont. The gallery has organised the event. “It gives a wider exposure of art to the parts of the general audience who have a misconception of art being ‘elitist’ and who are quite often enriched and delighted by artwork when they have a chance to see it outside the gallery walls,” she said. “Visitors to the area have a chance to experience Gippsland’s natural

beauty, arts and culture. You can get our map and enjoy the scenic drive, delicious food and wine, shopping, heritage, we have it all.” Participating artists are Andrew McPherson, Anne Pinkstone, Anne Roussac-Hoyne, Boyd Maddocks, Chris Josephs, Denis A. Hawkins, Ed Carmody, John Carlson, John Van Wamel, Helen Bristol, Helen McInnes, Laurie Collins, Lisa Burrell, Meg Viney, Michelle Stewart, Patricia Hill, Paul Hearnshaw, Piers Buxton, Rachel Warren, Renae Littlejohn, Ray Lilford and Trevor Wheeler. Venues for the trail are: Lyre Bird Hill Winery and the Guest House, Koonwarra; Coal Creek Community

Park and Museum, Korumburra; Dalliance Chocolaterie and Providore, Mirboo North; Artzillery, Leongatha; Denis A. Hawkins Fine Jewellery, Leongatha; Dear Antiques, Leongatha; Koonwarra Store, Koonwarra; Moo’s at Meeniyan restaurant and cafe, Meeniyan; and Meeniyan Art Gallery, Meeniyan. The Meeniyan gallery will have a wide range of sculptures in The Main Gallery and the courtyard, and will host the opening at 2pm Sunday, October 30. The Prom Country Sculpture Trail runs from October 30 to November 24 in five townships and nine venues - an authentic Gippsland experience.


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By Graeme O’Connor, Great Southern Outdoors • Above average rainfall should make a good precursor to a ripper snapper season and early reports are very positive, with good numbers and sizes being taken already. • Snapper travel from both directions towards the bays to both feed and breed. They are opportunist feeders that like it easy, so if you can find them you have a good chance of catching one. • If boating, try shallow reefs, shellfish beds, channel edges and look for weed and tube beds. • After a day or two of a big blow, they are likely to head close in, so this makes it perfect for land based anglers. • The favoured rig is 2 hooks in front of a running sinker, top hook 2/0 to 6/0 and the bottom hook a larger 3/0 to 8/0 suicide. This may create some debate, I know there are many of you out there that know much more than I do. • Snapper will eat just about anything as long it is good quality and not freezer burnt. • Soft plastics are getting results these days as are the Flash and Catch range of pre rigged hooks. • Just remember that snapper hit and run hard. So you will need a strong gear. Use your drag and do not rush it. Once landed, if you are going to kill it, it is best to chill it. Best results are obtained from bleeding the fish immediately and then putting it in a salt water ice slurry.

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MY first taste of a pinky came quite young. Every year Shamus the Laughing Bookie would take all his staff and their families fishing. My dad worked for Shamus on weekends at the races and trots as a penciler. He wrote the bets down on a ledger as Shamus called them out. A few years in a row we went on a charter boat called the Southern Cross that operated from St Kilda pier on Port Phillip Bay. The first time we boarded the Southern Cross was in the early ’70s and I was about 11 or 12. It looked more like a ferry than one of today’s charter boats, having room for about 30 people with a flat roof sheltering the whole boat. This particular day was a bit rough and spitting occasionally with rain. Sha-

mus had booked the boat, so whatever the weather was, we were going. There were snags cooking somewhere and lots of lemonade and lollies for the young ones. The adults had plenty too: beer and wine. As the day went on a few of the occasional sailors were feeling a bit seedy and the captain began feeding out an endless supply of grapes. They were plump and juicy and supposedly a cure for sea sickness. I was on the deck fishing next to Mum. We were not catching anything and the day was looking a bit grim as more people took ill. My older brother was up on the roof above us, lying on his stomach with his head over the side watching us fish. “Mum, I don’t feel so well,” he moaned. Mum and I both looked up to see a shower of red lemonade, the odd half banana and raspberry lolly, and lots of hardly bitten grapes cascade out of his mouth.

We had the pleasure of being behind a tacky Las Vegas waterfall, all colour and effects. It hit the water in front of us much louder than the intermittent raindrops, the grapes making loud splashes as the liquid ran out and only the grapes were left to be spat out at great force in the last of the nearly dry-wretch. As I watched and wondered how far he could project a grape from his mouth, my line took a hit. I was excited as I had not had a bite all morning. The only action I had was when the boat lurched with a wave while I was going to the toilet and I smashed my nose on the wall, taking off a layer of skin and making it bleed. Mum was gone, off poking her head up the stairs trying to lure her sick son to come down, and no one else was

around. Even with the boat moving up and down and from side to side, I could tell that this was no flathead. After a fair dinkum fight that seemed much longer than it actually was, I found myself holding the line up with a little snapper or pinkie on the end. It was the first fish caught on that side of the boat for the day, so it attracted some attention as a boat hand came down the rail and took control of it. To this day it is still in my top three fish that I have caught. There were no more pinkies for me that day but I caught a few flatties and there were plenty caught by all, as the weather cleared and the day calmed. The point of this story is if a kid with a skun nose can catch a pinkie in a fruit salad slick from a boat load of drunks then anyone can.


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GET away to summertime coronas on the verandah with this young Aussie homestead, offered by First National Prom Country Real Estate. For details see page 32.


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ERE’S the chance to break right away from the ratrace to peace and tranquillity, and yet still be only 7km from a supermarket.

Luxury awaits the new owners of this 1.2 acre Leongatha South property, where expansive windows provide superb rural views beyond the floral rose border of the grounds. Just 11 years old, and built by well regarded local builders Considine and Johnston, the home is plushly furnished in neutral tones, and has a gas

log fire place, reverse cycle air conditioning and ducted vacuuming. These features plus the amount of natural sunlight penetrating indoors, means that a stable warmth is able to be maintained throughout the severest winter. The home is built with a juxtaposition of interesting angles. The ‘dream’ kitchen is central and is well endowed with storage space, including five banks of functional drawers and new vinyl flooring. Both bathrooms have been recently updated with new mirrors, tiling

and shower screens. The living areas and office face north towards the sealed circular driveway with a broad paved apron. The drainage here is substantial, and reflects the general ‘attention to detail’ that is a feature of this property. The double remote-controlled garage is accessed directly from the driveway, which then sweeps on past the house to the high clearance 9m x 12m steel shed at the rear. This three bay shed has a concrete floor, three phaze power, and a large concrete tank which captures consid-

Giddy up! I

F “home is where the horse is” is your mantra, then this property could be your perfect home. Located approximately halfway between Leongatha and Korumburra, this 17 acre (plus four acre river lease) property has so many facilities you’ll be in horse heaven. A full sized (100m x 80m) competition arena, 16 freestanding stables with individual paddocks, large pavilion with kitchen facilities which overlooks the arena, round yard, tack room, all with

laneways and tracks that make moving horses, people and vehicles a breeze. The house is a renovated weatherboard which has also had a large master bedroom extension, creating an ideal family home. This magnificent property is being auctioned on Friday November 4 at 12 noon, under instruction from the mortgagee, and must be sold. A great opportunity to secure one of the best set up equestrian properties in the local area.

LEONGATHA Location: 65 BARNES ROAD KARDELLA Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Agent: Alex Scott & Staff, Leongatha Contact: 5662 0922

erable run-off. Behind the shed is a bore which provides an invaluable never ending supply of garden water, the benefit of which is evidenced in the lush array of colourful roses, shrubs, conifers and rolling lawns; superb sites for the backyard cricket-match! The backyard has been fenced off to provide a secure area for the kids or a dog. If this property is in your pricerange, and you are seeking a quiet, attractive setting, you will not be disappointed.

LEONGATHA Location: 305 Hillgroves Rd Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Price: $630,000 Agent: Stockdale & Leggo, Leongatha Contact: 5662 5800


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Getaway! Six acres amidst sixty thousand C

OMMANDING magnificent countryside views from a gentle hilltop setting, this young homestead has all the hallmarks of the perfect weekend getaway for tired city workers, and every chance of satisfying the demands for a permanent rural home as well. Reached after a winding drive past the dam, you’ll be completely ‘chillaxed’ by the time you reach the house. Warmly welcoming hues of western red cedar and the soothing blue gum tones of a Colorbond roof will greet you. A corona on the four-sided verandah beckons as late

afternoon rays kiss the rolling green hill folds and a slight breeze picks up off the coast. You can’t wait to get out of the car! Open plan living areas take in views – distant hills toward the coast on one side, and cows at the fence on the other. Expanses of extra height windows set in Tasmanian Oak architraves, a stunning messmate kitchen with recessed porcelain trough straight out of an early Aussie homestead, wood fired heating, muted country tones and really lovely bathrooms make this a very appealing setup. There are four bedrooms, all flanking the living area to avoid any wasted space. Built-in robes (a walk-in to the main), a mud-roomstyle laundry, and hard wearing Sil-

vertop Ash decking boards are more of the inclusions. Outside, the new four-bay (two closed, two open) Colorbond shed provides more than adequate carport and garaging/shedding facilities, and 122,000 combined litres in two water tanks meets the family needs. There are two fenced paddocks with stock yards, a formed driveway, minimalmaintenance garden areas around the house – keep it that way or create a botanic masterpiece), so that weekend occupancy will be ideal. Really well presented, priced to sell, and all less than 10kms to Leongatha, with Meeniyan and the gateway to the Prom just minutes away. This could be the one.

NERRENA Location: 383 Garvies Road Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Price: $410,000 - $450,000 Agent: First National Prom Country Leongatha Contact: Kaz Hughes on 5662 3100

Rooms with views on four acres W

HEN your desire is for lots of space, this beautifully presented and maintained family home will satisfy. Set to appreciate stunning outlooks, both of hills and pastures, and manicured garden surrounds, it is set atop a fertile and accessible four acres, ideal for horses or farm animals. With enough big rooms to satisfy the variety of uses that today’s modern family demands, this unusually expansive home comprises a spacious lounge with sunny northern aspects, a massive four square rumpus room (currently used as a dining hall but a full sized snooker table would have space to spare), plus a generous family room with wood fired heater. In addition, a generous hostess kitchen, updated with new bench tops and stainless steel appliances including a five-burner hotplate, is the absolute centre of all the living spaces, and overlooks a big meals area with room for an extended dining table. Four bedrooms (two are king-sized) and two bathrooms (one is fully and beautifully renovated,

the other is impeccable), huge laundry and sheltered enclosed rear porch area complete the under-roofline spaces. Quality inclusions throughout include expanses of gleaming diagonally laid ceramic tiles, new carpets to most areas, high ceilings with detailed cornices, tailor-made window furnishings, split system air conditioners, and “Warm-crete” floor heating to kitchen and meals room. Meticulously maintained inside and out, the property has new fencing, a plus-sized double garage with internal workshop,

concrete driveway, and ample water tank storage. Additional water is available to the property, for stock purposes, from a spring fed dam on the neighbouring farm. Away from highway noise, positioned roughly half way between Leongatha and Mirboo North, offering a choice of schools and work from both areas, it is commutable to both the Latrobe Valley and Wonthaggi. The kids and the inlaws will be happy with this getaway: it has all the comforts of home.

BERRYS CREEK Location: 330 Mt Vernon Road Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Price: $450,000 $475,000 Agent: First National Prom Country Mirboo North Contact: Allen Bartlett on 5668 1660


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   BOOLARRA

MIRBOO NORTH

DUMBALK

INSPECT Sun 12.30 - 1.00pm

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Back to Nature

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Build your dream home on 4.5ac with views. Save money with 3 concrete water tanks, driveway, level home site, & septic system already existing. Plus a dam and orchard, and school buses past the gate.

Lovely 3 BR + study home on double block.Well equipped kitchen, expansive living space, parents retreat, spa bath, ensuite & WIR. Double LU garage, walk to General Store, school bus stop & park.

900 Darlimurla Road

33 Miller Street

This property may be summarized in one word- perfection! With 21sqs of living with a wide verandah all round, this fabulous Harkaway home features 2.7m ceilings with gutter cornices, jarrah        "  !     "/  6 /  main is King size with premium ensuite. Outside a huge garage/workshop will house your vehicles and even your bus. Plus a huge paved entertainment area, immaculate gardens & much more!

$130,000 - $160,000

$345,000 - $360,000

30 Wells Road

LEONGATHA

$495,000 - $550,000

BERRYS CREEK

INSPECT Sun 11.00 - 11.30am

INSPECT Sun 12.00 - 12.30pm

kaz hughes

0417 516 998

Impeccable Presentation and Perfect Position

Room with Views - Peaceful 4 Acres

Absolutely impeccable residence on the right side of Norview Drive, with elevated outlooks north and east across gorgeous gardens and lavish lawns. Separate formal and spacious casual living zones, a revitalized kitchen with glass splash-back, stacked-stone tiling, new cook-top and bench-tops, 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Elevated, timber-decked verandas, lined double garage & double colorbond             

 

When your desire is for space, this beautifully presented home, with stunning outlooks, on a fertile and accessible 4 acres will satisfy. The expansive home comprises: spacious lounge, massive 4 sq rumpus, generous family room, big hostess kitchen and roomy meals area. Four bedrooms (two kingsized), 2 bathrooms huge laundry, and sheltered enclosed barbecue area. Double lockup brick garage & workshop. Gorgeous views, colourful, neat gardens. Peace & quiet in a glorious setting.

11 Norview Drive

330 Mt Vernon Road

$355,000 - $370,000

KORUMBURRA

$450,000 - $475,000

RUBY INSPECT Sun 12.00 - 12.30pm

allen bartlett

0417 274 624

Queen of the Court

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Digswellâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a delightful 4 acre farmlet!

Rich dĂŠcor sets off generous spaces within this impeccably-appointed home on 880sqm within walking distance of shops and sporting facilities. Gleaming black porcelain tiling and plush carpets, 9â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceilings, warm earthy tones, and double glazing are just some of the many value-addeds to be found throughout. Four bedrooms, granite kitchen, 3 living areas (plus an al fresco zone), double garage plus 12m x 8m (approx) colobond shed, 1.3kw solar inverter, solar hot water, off street parking.

Combine glorious spring sunshine with a rambling, idyllic farmlet on approx. 4 manageable acres. This

                     bedroom and a third bathroom). Country kitchen, covered outdoor areas, spacious living room, tall  !     

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8 Woodford Place

990 Ruby Arawata Road

$450,000 - $485,000

$450,000 - $495,000

NERRENA

MIRBOO NORTH INSPECT Sun 1.00 - 1.30pm

INSPECT Sun 1.00 - 1.30pm

lisa williams

0438 133 385

emma sullings

Heppel-Built Homestead One Acre

Getaway!

A quality brick homestead with deep verandas, amidst a botanic array of clipped shrubberies and    ! #  #  !$   % " ! !    dĂŠcor, are presented in immaculate â&#x20AC;&#x153;Early Settlerâ&#x20AC;? style. Four spacious bedrooms, two living rooms, huge farmhouse kitchen, garaging for 2 + cars plus other quality shedding, productive gardens, alfresco dining. A prestigious lifestyle property in the heart of town with spaciousness and privacy.

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19 Old Thorpdale Road

383 Garvies Road

Mirboo Nth

$515,000

5668 1660

www.promcountryre.com.au Prom Country

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$410,000 - $450,000

5662 3100

Leongatha


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Perfect place to start T

HE vendors have spent over 30 years giving their family home the complete makeover. All the hard work is done. Front under cover decking provides delightful views to the Rail Trail and of course, easy access. The recently painted interior offers open plan living areas with reverse cycle air conditioner, gas log fireplace, separate dining and updated kitchen. There are three spacious bedrooms all with floor to ceiling wardrobes. The extension to the home has added a further central area that could be used as a games room. The freshly painted exterior is Hardiplank, with tiled roof, aluminium windows and roller shutters. The rear lock up yard is fully landscaped with easy to care gardens, with a workshop, barbecue area and carport. What an opportunity to purchase a property, where no stone has been left unturned, at the exceptional value of $239,000. Just move your furniture in.

LEONGATHA Location: 38 Greenwood Parade Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Price: $239,000 Agent: SEJ Real Estate, Leongatha Contact: 5662 4033

At home by the seaside P

RESENTING comfortable family living with classic coastal appeal, this spacious dual level residence is set on a large 989sqm parcel of land which backs directly onto the coastal reserve. The home enjoys a private aspect, with outdoor entertaining on a north facing deck as well as an additional front balcony overlooking landscaped gardens. The generously proportioned interiors offer formal and casual living spaces, centralised kitchen, four bedrooms master with spa en suite and walk-in robe. In addition the home features a larger than normal triple lock-up garage, Coonara heater and all just a stone’s throw from shopping village and patrolled beach.

VENUS BAY Location: 95 Jupiter Boulevard Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Price: $550,000 Agent: Alex Scott & Staff,Venus Bay Contact: 5663 7111

OPEN FOR INSPECTION from 10 until 11am October 29. For details, contact Alex Scott & Staff, Venus Bay on 5663 7111.


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Exquisite home for family or retirement I F you enjoy living in a light and bright home with plenty of space, then this family home is ideal.

Featuring four bedrooms, en suite, three living areas, kitchen with walk-in pantry, 900ml stainless steel stove and CeasarStone bench tops. Slide doors leading out to an absolutely sensational all weather alfresco area is

INVERLOCH Location: 15 Royal Pde Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Land size: 870sqm Price: $575,000 Agent: Alex Scott & Staff, Inverloch Contact: 5674 1111

what makes this an ideal family or retirement home. A single lockup shed/workshop will keep everyone happy, solar hot water, double glazing, and the list goes on. You will be pleasantly surprised with what is on offer. Check out the photos and come for a look at our open for inspection this Saturday, October 29 at 11am.


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A BAND will begin their second national tour at Foster. Melbourne group Jenny M. Thomas and The System’s debut album, Bush Gothic, was mixed at Foster’s Crackle Studios by local music producer and teacher, Roy John. The tour begins at The Rhythm Cafe, Foster this Saturday, October 29 at 7.30pm. The collection of traditional Australian bush songs re-worked is planted firmly in the 21st century, with a post-modern bush band treatment. Re-claiming lost Australian cultural territory, this is an album of bold statements made with uncompromising attention to detail, from the handembroidered artwork to the customtuned piano. Songs of torture, transportation, criminal women and convict men have been dragged out of the songbooks, ripped apart, then lovingly put back together as a reminder that our history never leaves us. Folk singer Jenny M. Thomas is a former Circus Oz performer and Golden Fiddle award winner. Wading into the Australian song books, in 2006 she released a solo album of traditional Australian songs titled Farewell To Old England Forever, touring throughout Europe and Australia and earning rave reviews. fRoots wrote: “Imagining life without her music and its surprises is too bleak to think about.” When Roy began adding drum and bass grooves to her song arrangements in 2009, the contemporary sound for Bush Gothic was born. After two years of writing and recording in Foster, Bush Gothic was recorded in early 2011 in Melbourne. The master tapes were sent to Foster where Roy worked on mixing the album to its final polish when he wasn’t fulfilling his teaching commitments at Leongatha, South Gippsland, Mirboo North, Wonthaggi and Korumburra secondary colleges. Since the album release, the band has been invited to appear on Triple J with John Saffran, The Evening Show 774 Melbourne, The Music Show Radio National, and was chosen as a daily feature disc on The Planet, Radio National. Bush Gothic is available on iTunes

Southern beginnings: Jenny M. Thomas and The System will tour Australia, starting at Foster. Thomas will be joined by band members Chris Lewis and Dan Witton. and instore Rhythm Cafe, at 3/5 Bridge Street, Foster. Bookings are essential by phoning 5682 1612.

SUDOKUPUZZLE How To Play: Simply fill every column, row and 3x3 box so they contain every number between 1 and 9.

Tickets are $15 or $10 concession, so be sure to come along and be part of history.


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Interesting: Pam Gardner discusses the finer points of art with Mark and Robyn Holmes at the Rotary Club of Leongatha’s art show.

20 years on: Lorraine Powell, a student of Patchwork Maze, shows the cake she quilted to mark the 20th birthday of the Wonthaggi business.

Friendships revisited: Alan and Dorothy Briggs with Thelma and Ash McInnes at the Famous Fashions reunion.

Colourful specimen: Bruce Harrison of Walkerville with a rare banksia in Craig and Lucy Jacobsen’s garden.

Feet up: relaxing while on duty were Helen and Neil Mackenzie of Walkerville at the garden day fundraiser.

Ladies know their art: Dianne Brew, Annette Marshall and Shauna Delaney at the Leongatha art show.

Having a look: Neil Thompson and Ian Hulls were happy to peruse the fine art.

Good sales: Frank and Paula Springer sold more than half of their items at the car boot sale.

Enjoying their night: Doreen Curtis and Rebecca Brooke, both of Wild Dog Valley, at the Leongatha Rotary art show.

Wandering explorers: Mark and Sue Alsop of Fish Creek with ticket collector Margaret Windisch of Cape Liptrap on the garden walk.

Willing helpers: Craig Jacobsen and Lucy opened their spectacular native garden at Bear Gully to raise money for the Prom Country Aged Care Building fund.


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Patchwork Maze 20th birthday Famous Fashions reunion in Leongatha Walkerville open gardens South Coast Christian College car boot sale Arts Prom Country Art and Photography Show Leongatha Secondary College reunion

Big kids still: Kara Rickards and Lisa O’Brien had fun at the reunion.

Spinning stories: at the Leongatha Secondary College reunion were Louise Matthews with Adrian and Natalie Blinman.

Hello, hello: Raoul Holderhead and Cheryl Misson at the college reunion.

THE beauty of South Gippsland can truly be appreciated at this lovely time of year, and a trip through the rolling green hills is good for the soul.

Reliving memories: Becky Coulter with Michelle and Steve Allen at the Leongatha Secondary College reunion for years 1986 to 1991.

Together again: Natasha Fox, Paula Llewellyn, Trevor Fox and Becky Coulter at the school function.

Lots to share: Mark Patterson, Steve Allen and Bonnie Patterson attended the college reunion.

School days: former Leongatha Secondary College students Donna Barclay, Dale Allen, Michelle Birkbeck, Helen Arnold and Tina Allen.

Mayfield hosts major art show At the end of your trip, Mayfield Gallery welcomes you: a beautiful old-world property adorned with age-old oaks and conifers, and magic cottage gardens. Peacocks, ducks and geese wander around, and the setting is truly idyllic. Di and John Koenders are holding a major exhibition of their latest works entitled A Country Spring at their beautiful gallery/studio at Arawata. The show will run from October 22 until November 13, including all public holidays, from 10am to 5pm daily. Their paintings are of glowing oils and mellow watercolours, pen and ink and pastel, and cover a diverse range of landscapes, seascapes, and birds and animals – from small studies to large works. The other unique fact about Mayfield is that John is the great, great, great nephew of Vincent van Gogh. A documentary is soon to be released about John and Di’s findings in their search for the truth behind van Gogh.

They were proud to show their documentary at Cannes, France, at the Palais de Festival, earlier this year, and received a fantastic response. A distributor has now been appointed to handle the documentary world-wide, both in TV and DVD. These multi-award winning artists have clients all over the world. Corporate and private collectors include HRH Princess Anne, The Royal Household of the Sultan of Brunei, John and Janette Howard, Jeff Kennett, the late Bud Tingwell, John Wood, Rob Gell and Andre Rieu. The welcome is truly ‘country style’, and Di and John are happy to chat with visitors about their fascinating lives in the world of art. A chilled glass of wine or cup of tea or coffee is the perfect accompaniment to soaking up the splendour of the views from the gallery. Should you wish to make one of these treasures yours by buying direct from the artists, you save costly commissions charged by private galleries. A short drive out from Leongatha or Korumburra through magnificent scenery brings you to Arawata. For any enquiries or directions, please phone Di and John on 5659 8262.


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On stage: three of the cast members from Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s Our Town Comes To Your Town, from left: Rhonda Melhuish, Tim Gesell and Lindy Waldron.

LEONGATHA Lyric Theatre’s nomadic tribe is hitting the road again with the traditional Christmas time itinerant entertainment show, and will be showing at a town near you. The show Our Town Comes To Your Town is made up of song medleys, duets, dancing, and comedy sketches presided over by the debonair Terry Lay. Barb Fleming has devised and organised the music in conjunction with her supporting drummer Geoff Heidi. Cast members are Tim Gesell, Brad Beach, Ivan Koetsvelt, Lindy Waldron, Rhonda Melhuish and Greta Rendell. Greta has devised and directed the show with Sheryl Harris as production manager. The show depicts various aspects of small town life with skits about police,

banks, doctors, optometrists, motels, footy clubs and more. So if you want to see what sort of things could be going on from Arawata to Kongwak, and from to Dumbalk to Fish Creek and beyond, see the advertisement in this edition. Next year, Lyric Theatre will host the play Habeas Corpus – a daunting title, but it is a farcical comedy in the real British comedy style. The legal term means “you shall have the body” which conjures up – well?. It was first performed at the Lyric Theatre in London starring Alec Guinness and will prove to be a fun piece of entertainment. Jack Millar is to direct the play for performances in March 2012. An information day will be on November 6 and auditions to follow on Monday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 9 at Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s premises at 13 Watson Road, Leongatha.

Contact Jack on 5668 2605 for more details. Then Lyric has the main musical, Rent, to be staged midyear with director Scott Miller. Rent is a rock-opera based on Puccini’s opera La Boheme. It tells the story of a group of impoverished artists and musicians struggling to survive in New York’s Lower east side. On Broadway in 2008, Rent closed after a 12 year run, being the ninth longest running Broadway show up to that time. An information day with Scott Miller will be on December 4 at 10am at the Lyric Theatre premises at 13 Watson Road, Leongatha. Auditions will follow on Sunday, December 11 at 10am and Monday, December 12 at 7pm. Please leave your enquiries with Barb Fleming on 5662 3889.

ART ffans braved wet weather to attend the openART A ing i g of Kate Zizys and Mick Harding’s exhibition at in Gecko G ecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek recently – and were well rewarded. w ere w Intriguing and powerful works greeted visitors, who were Intrigu impressed by Mick’s pride in his indigenous background, im which he infuses into his art with strong colours and bold in lines. Kate is continuing on her own path of disK covery cove through her art, with wry observations mixed m xe with a deep connection with the enmi vironment. The exhibition continues until viro November 19. Nov

Creating history: Mick Harding in front of a work titled Kulin Malgarr – a replica shield with kulin design made from Queensland silky oak.


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Landcare looks forward A BETTER bond with council and increasing membership is in the pipeline for the South Gippsland Landcare Network. Allambee resident Stephen Hoole has taken on the role of chairman and is passionate about the group. “I am excited about the position but I think it’s going to be challenging,” he said. “We’re a very progressive and vibrant network, which is full credit to our staff, members and the community groups because our network has achieved a lot.” Stephen joined the Allambee Landcare group after buying a large bush block six years ago. “I thought it was a good way to meet local people and learn more about the challenges of looking after land in the country,” he said. He has been concentrating on getting rid of weeds and pests such as ragwort and blackberries on his 40 acres of land, since moving there in January.

“Two years ago I joined the board for the SGLN and I think I just wanted to take a greater interest in Landcare,” he said. “And now I have a two year tenure as chairman.” So far Stephen has met with the staff and listened at staff meetings to find out more about the challenges and issues the network is facing. “The outgoing chairman Mark Uren was always interested in growing the membership and I think that’s always important, so hopefully he will continue to take an interest in that,” he said. “One of the things I aim to do is work more closely and more productively with the council so I think for me, that it’s certainly something I’d like us to do better. “I like to think we could try and form some new relationships with the council to benefit us both.” Anybody interested in learning more about the South Gippsland Landcare Network is encouraged to call Belinda Brenan on 5663 5759.

New leader: Stephen Hoole is the recently appointed chairman of the South Gippsland Landcare Network.

Business winners in Orbost Study focuses on Prom wildlife PUTTING a small town business IT WILL be like Big Brother with a twist when native animals at Wilsons Promontory National Park are put in front of the camera as part of an intensive biodiversity survey of wildlife.

Running for two weeks from October 16 until 28, Parks Victoria and Museum Victoria are joining forces in Prom Bioscan: a survey of the diversity and health of the habitats and wildlife across the park. Around 40 Museum Victoria scientists and postgraduate students and 15 Parks Victoria staff will capture information and images of wildlife around the clock. The team will focus on visual, acoustic and monitoring techniques for small mammals including birds, bats, frogs, insects and spiders, as well as set up night light stations for moths, intertidal surveys, and conduct diving surveys in creeks, lakes and surrounding ocean. The aim of the project is to check the status of key species,

identify trends in animal distributions, record impacts of introduced pest species, and provide valuable management data. The information, images and recordings will be combined and made available for use in research programs, education and interpretation. Project manager with Parks Victoria Roger Fenwick said the program is being undertaken now due to many extreme natural events that have struck the park in the past six years. “These include major fires and floods which have altered the landscape and directly affected wildlife habitats,” he said. “This study will cover different habitats as well as remote and rarely surveyed sites such as the Vereker Creek Reference Area. “There are amazing links to Gondwana and we are really excited by what may be uncovered within some of these particular areas.” Chief ranger at Wilsons Promontory Helen Dixon is excited by the project and commented that it’s a great opportunity for the traditional

owner site assessment teams who will also be conducting post flood work simultaneously to meet and share information with the museum staff. Head of sciences at Museum Victoria Dr Mark Norman, said the survey is a powerful partnership. With Parks Victoria’s knowledge, expertise and logistics skills, combined with Museum Victoria’s scientific expertise, collections and historical data, it will make a very strong research team. “We look forward to exploring the diversity of habitats from ancient Antarctic Myrtle Beech rainforests, to banksia groves, coastal dune systems, swamps, Mountain Ash forests and rich coastal waters teaming with marine life,” he said. “This survey will provide an opportunity to take a snapshot across a wide range of animal groups from worms to whales.” Flood recovery funding provided by the Victorian State Government for Wilsons Promontory National Park has helped make the research possible.

Mental health boost at ’Thaggi THE Community Mental Health Service that operates from the Bass Coast Regional Health

Wonthaggi Hospital campus is soon to have new premises to work from. Due to space restrictions, the service is cur-

Home height change A MOVE to change the height of a development in Kilcunda went through Bass Coast Shire Council recently. But two councillors voted it down. Cr Jane Daly said she disagreed on principle. Cr Phil Wright agreed. “We’ve got rules and height restrictions to maintain the amenity of the area. It’s part of our coast and the Victorian coast. “If we change our policy, I’ll have a discussion on that.” But the rules are there and should be followed. Mayor Cr Veronica Dowman said at first the request seemed unreasonable. It sought to vary a planning permit condition to amend building height from 4.3 metres to 5.4 metres on land in Mabilia Road. Cr Dowman said the house would be clustered among others “and has a cutting that will make it less high”. “You have a right through a permit to ask to go higher than the height limit.” Cr John Duscher said the application was not unreasonable.

rently delivered from two separate locations on the Wonthaggi site. Latrobe Regional Hospital, which auspices the program, has secured funds for a new portable building that will allow the whole community mental services team to be located together in the one building. Lea Pope, BCRH CEO, said: “There are significant advantages for both the clients and the mental health services staff from having the whole team housed in the one area. “The new building will make extra space available for consultations, relieving the congestion presently experienced; it will relieve the current stress on the system, however it is only a temporary solution and a more permanent arrangement with purposebuilt accommodation for the Community Mental Health Service is planned as part of stage two of the master planning process that has recently

been undertaken. “The first stage of the master plan (for which $4.5 million funding has been secured) is to build a new community rehabilitation centre and add capacity for two additional subacute beds in the Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit with construction for stage one due to commence early in 2012.” The site preparations for the new building will commence on Saturday, November 26 with the works scheduled for completion and the building in place by Wednesday, December 7. “There may be some minor disruption during this period, mainly impacting parking availability, however we are doing everything in our power to minimise the impact by scheduling as much of the work as possible outside peak business hours,” Ms Pope said.

on the map is never easy, but that’s the case for ex-Leongatha residents Karen and Steve Price. The Price family owns and runs Orbost FoodWorks which has recently won multiple awards in the recent GSI East Gippsland Business Awards. The supermarket received the Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce Retail Award and the ZCG Scalar Regional Business Award. The couple grew up in the Leongatha area and worked at a supermarket here before moving to Orbost in 1983 to run their

shop there. “It’s scary to say we’ve lived in Orbost longer than Leongatha now, but I still always refer to Leongatha as home,” Karen said. Karen’s parents Bev and Eric Thompson still live in Leongatha while Steve’s mother Mariam Bedggood lives in Meeniyan. “Growing up in a small town we know how important it is to keep jobs in the town and that’s what we’re trying to do with our business,” Karen said. The supermarket services around 7500 customers a week and all 65 staff live within the Orbost post code.

Fitting winners: Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Gary Maskiell with Travis, Karen and Steve Price of Orbost FoodWorks. Photo courtesy of the Bairnsdale Advertiser.

Children safe on the streets LIVING in a tightknit community like Leongatha gives parents and teachers confidence in letting children walk to school independently, Leongatha Principal Rob Higgins said. Coinciding with Victoria Walks To School Day last Wednesday, a recently released survey by VicHealth of Victorian families revealed three-quarters of parents are concerned about road safety and even more don’t trust children to cross main roads or take public transport alone. Mr Higgins however said families in Leongatha have less to worry about. “We are lucky that students are safe to walk to school,” he said. “In saying that, it’s the whole community’s responsibility to make sure that students are aware of things like stranger danger and how to keep

themselves safe.” Mr Higgins said ultimately, it was up to the parents to make their own decision for their children. “We are very lucky to live in such a safe environment and our community does support each other to look after our kids,” he said. “We know if there was anything in this community we should be worried about, we would have phone calls at the school immediately.” Leongatha resident Anja Eldred has a daughter starting Prep next year and said she will happily let her daughter walk to school when she’s ready. “I will let her as soon as she’s confident walking on her own,” she said. “I always walked to school by myself, and I’ll take her a few times to make sure she knows the right way to go.” Grade Prep/1 teacher at St Laurence’s Primary School Tenneale Grayden

said however, some parents were concerned with their child’s safety near busy roads. “These days we have a lot of parents who won’t let their children walk to school,” she said. “Apart from stranger danger, Jeffrey Street is often quite busy with a lot of cars.” Ms Grayden said the majority of children did not walk to school independently until they were in grades 4 or 5, and then often walked with friends or brothers and sisters. Mr Higgins said it was important for parents to educate their children on road safety and walking home responsibly. “I do encourage parents to talk to children about walking straight home because every now and then, the attraction of playing with their friends can distract them from walking straight home,” he said.


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Kids taste school CHILDREN from Hassett Street Kindergarten in Leongatha visited St Laurence’s Primary School last Wednesday for a taste of what Prep life will be like for the students next year. They played games, read stories and did art and craft throughout the morning. After a glimpse of primary school, the children were all very Hassett Street Kindergarten kids: Kohdi, Lucy and Charlotte enjoyed excited about starting school next year. their time in the Prep classroom.

Art and craft: St Laurence’s Grade 6 student Nick (centre) helped Liam and Charlie make their own red hens after reading The Little Red Hen.

Camp to support charity TO celebrate Camp and Care with BIG4 – Australia’s biggest night of charitable camping, BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park is encouraging locals to enjoy a night under the stars. The park will donate the $20 site fee to the Bass Coast Community Foundation from all camping on Friday, November 11. Camp and Care with BIG4 encourages people to try camping for the first time at a holiday destination close to home, while helping a worthy cause. Bass Coast Community Foundation develops community projects and supports local initiatives of philanthropy. Guests staying at BIG4 InGreat outdoors: camp at Inverloch Holi- verloch Holiday Park will be day Park to support the Bass Coast Com- treated to a free breakfast, be able to enjoy the park’s great munity Foundation.

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

You capture the limelight this week and gain a rare opportunity for telling your feelings to a large audience. Partnership arrangements require more consideration than you may be giving. TAURUS - April 21 - May 22

This week sees you sorting priorities and spending time with an ailing friend or relative. Communications improve dramatically, though the message may be broadcast more widely than you realise. GEMINI - May 23 - June 21

Communication tie-ups are a way of life until the weekend, but eventually you get the message across. A romantic interest becomes more interested. A friend proves his/her loyalty. CANCER - June 22 - July 22

A friend or colleague may be less than gracious in accepting your apologies, but don’t force the issue. Job prospects brighten. Family tensions ease thanks to your commonsense decision. LEO - July 23 - August 22

Your partner may be prone to exaggeration while you may be understating the facts. A volunteer assignment may prove beneficial to your professional status. In negotiations, you gain the edge. VIRGO - August 23 - September 22

A companion may be more reserved than usual, but resist the urge to pry or hover. Work responsibilities demand a mixture of creative thinking and old fashioned hard work. LIBRA - September 23 - October 22

The keyword this week is restraint. It’s easy to be carried away in the areas of spending and dining. Travel planning is favoured, but be wary of unbelievable bargains. SCORPIO - October 23 - November 21

A workmate and/or neighbour may choose to disagree - but don’t take that as a vote of non confidence. Correspondence coming your way requires careful interpretation before you reply. SAGITTARIUS - November 22 - December 22

An absent minded streak may surface during this week, so make an effort to double check appointments and write down messages. Some good financial news may arrive by the weekend. CAPRICORN - December 23 - January 20

It’s time to stop carrying that grudge. This is the week to stop thinking of others and to get on with your life. Bright ideas will add to your popularity. AQUARIUS - January 21 - February 19

A friend may invite you to share the limelight. Be sure not to steal the show. Plans are activated after the weekend and a faraway goal is suddenly within your reach. PISCES - February 20 - March 20

Friends are more sincere, workmates more demanding and family more disorganised than usual. This is a good week to read the classifieds, there may be a bargain or two just waiting for you. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK

All you see is love and beauty. Even on a shoestring budget, you make sure you have a great environment. You are intensely loyal, but sometimes a bit too possessive. A lighter grip can mean a brighter romantic picture.

facilities, and will also benefit from many of the great local attractions. Park spokesperson Carole Adams said the event is a great opportunity to grab the kids or a group of friends and experience the thrill of camping. “You can go crazy on our giant jumping pillow, make a splash in our pool and make new friends around our barbecues. All you need is $20, your camping gear and a sense of adventure – we provide the rest!” Carole said. Many BIG4parks will be hosting additional activities over the weekend such as pancake breakfasts and face painting, inpark concerts and barbecues. Pitch in on November 11 and book your powered or unpowered camping site at BIG4.com. au/comecamp

From pages past Historical snippets from The Star 30 years ago, October 27, 1981 A VENUS Bay couple has won the biggest ever Tattslotto payout, and one of the biggest lottery wins in the world. The couple was the only division one winner from last week, and is believed to have won between $1.5 and $1.6 million. **** THE official opening of Leongatha’s first Chinese restaurant, Mun Heng, resembled a first night at a theatre rather than a restaurant. 10 years ago, October 23, 2001 SOUTH Gippsland Shire councillors and staff are thrilled to have won a Premier’s award for Continuous Improvement in Local Government. **** FISH CREEK Football Club’s coach Brian Graham is Gippsland’s Coaches Association Coach of the Year. Graham coached Fish Creek to its second succes-

Church Times ANGLICAN: Wednesday, October 26: 11am St Peter’s Mid-Week HC. Sunday, October 30: 8am St Peter’s HC; 10am St Peter’s Contemporary Worship with HC; 10.30am Union Church, Tarwin Lower Hymnfest. 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 Av. Wonthaggi. Sunday, 9am 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. ASSEMBLIES OF GOD: 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. Contact: Jeff Robertson, 0418 125 832 or Imagine Burwood 9888 7466. Korumburra Southern Hills A.O.G. - 4 Mine Rd, Sunday, 10am Worship Service and 5pm Prayer Service. Also Children’s Church and Creche. Contact: 5655 2478. Youth: Neville Stuart ph. 0407 343 219. Leongatha Equip Church - 17 Michael Place, Leongatha. Ph: 0408 305 880. Sunday services: 10 am. 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: Meeting every Sunday at Archies Creek. Morning Communion Service 11 am: Evening Holy Spirit Revival 6pm: Phone: Ps. Chris Chetland 5674 3867 or 5672 4660. 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 Baromi Centre, Mirboo North, Sundays 4pm - 5pm communion, 5pm - 5.30pm refreshments, 5.30pm - 6.15pm Bible studies for adults, teens and children. All enquiries: Bob Stevens 0400 403 765. SALVATION ARMY LEONGATHA COMMUNITY CHURCH meets at 52 Anderson Street (South Gippsland Highway) - Sunday: Family Worship at 10am: Kid’s Club - Tuesday, 4 - 5pm; mainly music, Thursday 10am. All welcome. Please contact Captain Claire Emerton or Lieutenant Rachael Collins, 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: Weekly Worship Service 10am Sunday, corner Bent and Turner Streets, Leongatha. Phone Rev. Dr D. Clarnette

0409 236 981 or elder Col Rump 5662 2107. 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. Sunday evenings 5pm service. Fortnightly youth activities. Home Bible Fellowship groups. Contact 5662 2527. UNITING CHURCH: Leongatha: Sunday, October 30: 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. BAPTIST CHURCH 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.

sive Seniors premiership this year. Five years ago, October 24, 2006 WITH their secondary school careers nearing an end, many young people in Leongatha are in a celebratory mood. They dressed up and congratulated themselves on 13 years well done. **** MORE than 220 women raised around $5000 when they gathered to enjoy a day of bubbly and fine food at the Leongatha Memorial Hall on Saturday. One year ago, October 26, 2010 SEVEN desalination protestors were arrested after blocking a works gateway at Wonthaggi last Wednesday. **** MIRBOO North residents living in Old Thorpdale Road are opposing the possibility of trucks driving to and from a quarry, saying the development would disturb their livelihoods.

QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8296

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ACROSS Skin specialist (13) Fish (5) Herb (7) Case (6) Toil (6) Manservant (5) Advantage (5) Withdraw (6) Save (6) Pasta (7) Wet (5) Soccer player (6-7)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 13. 15. 16. 17. 19. 21. 22.

DOWN Manage (6) Harvests (5) Accomplish (7) Formerly (4) Open (5) Bill (7) Bank clerk (6) Skilled worker (7) Ship (7) Romp (6) Vehement (6) Man’s name (5) Country (5) Meat (4)

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8296 ACROSS 1. Is it penned in a dead language? (6,7). 8. Checks, you say, the falls (5). 9. No longer able to go off and get drunk! (7). 10. Resentful, having a beer (6). 11. Footwear, in a manner of speaking (6). 12. A little spirit (5). 14. Climb up to get the plate (5). 18. For a bird, a little something that’s nice (6). 20. “Don’t go on,” you say with importance (6). 23. True about the fellow and ourselves? No! (7). 24. Are out to guard one’s rear (5). 25. A quiet kick! (6,7). DOWN 1. Simply cries out for the inclusion of a British author (6). 2. I spot the one inside to be a complete twit (5). 3. Rather than the set in play now (7). 4. Parking inside, sodden, were quite disconsolate (4). 5. Bring on ruin, involving a number in it (5). 6. Accommodating, for instance, a sick man is not permitted (7). 7. Go hither and thither to acquire the contrivance (6). 13. Laugh at the flute-playing. It’s horrible (7). 15. It’s goodbye to the merriment I love (7). 16. Vents one’s fury at the weather? (6). 17. Setting a test again, in a way (6). 19. The playwright is the one taking the key money (5). 21. “Look.” the fellows said (5). 22. Blow the confederates up (4).


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JSL sets high standards JSL Light Engines has been recognised for their work ethic by winning the best Victorian store as judged by Allpower.

TWINS Tobias and Joshua Young were born to Noel and Elisabeth (nee Aeschlimann) at Sydney’s Maternity Hospital on September 11. They are brothers to Anneliese, 5, and Ezekiel, 3.

The high achiever award recognises exceptional sales, service and customer satisfaction for all power equipment including mowers, ride-ons, brush cutters, chippers, mulchers and more. Jared said it was a big surprise and a thrill for all the team. “We try to do our best on a daily basis not expecting the accolades, but when we receive them we are all very proud,” Jared told The Star. JSL Light Engines is just five years young but in that time the business has expanded, with extra staff joining the business. Some of the business growth can be attributed to the Cox dealership coming to JSL. “The Cox range, which complements the Cub Cadet range, has been doing extremely well,” Jared said. With sales of new ride-ons going through the roof, JSL Light Engines currently has huge stocks of top quality second hand ride-ons in various brands

Award winners: all smiles after winning the Allpower high achiever award were the team at JSL Light Engines, back from left, Brad Swan, Heather Sinclair, Debbie and Steve Lovie and front, proprietor Jared Lovie. which must be cleared. With the warmth making the grass take off at the moment, an investment in a new or used ride-on just might be the

ticket to more spare time on weekends. Call in and see the team at JSL Light Engines, 48 Yarragon Road, Leongatha Industrial Estate, phone 5662 3933.

Milpara Community House news

ELLA Jade Hopwood is the second child for Adam Hopwood and Karen Van Puyenbroek of Korumburra. She was born at Leongatha Memorial Hospital on October 13 and is a sister for Janae Hopwood, 2.

DO YOU have teenagers? Find out how to better deal with changes in behaviour, moodiness, defiance, anger and loss of self esteem which adolescents may experience. Understanding Teenage Girls will be held on Wednesday, October 26 and the Understanding Teenage Boys session on Wednesday, November 2 from 7pm to 9pm. These sessions are supported by the South Gippsland Parenting Network. **** Recently the two lathes that were donated by the

family of the late Brian Murphy from Leongatha were finally put into use at Milpara Men’s Shed. Mayor Cr Warren Raabe, a very experienced wood turner, came down to the shed and gave us some wood turning instruction and helped us sort out and sharpen our wood turning tools. Several guys have started practising their newly acquired skills and have produced the first of a set of skittles that will be used at Coal Creek. **** Kerrie Reid, owner of

the Gilded Lily Restaurant, will share her great ideas and recipes to entice fussy finicky kids to eat their vegies and enjoy nutritious food. The session will be held at Milpara Community House at 21 Shellcott’s Road, Korumburra on Wednesday, November 9 from 10am to 1pm and includes lunch. For bookings please contact Sandra or Belinda on 5655 2524. **** On Monday, November 21, Milpara together with Korumburra Secondary College have organised an

informationsessionforparents, guardians, grandparents and young people on how to keep safe using the internet and understand how your future could be affected by internet postings. This session is proudly presented by Victoria Police youth liaison officer Brendan Horrocks. Please contact Milpara to register your interest on 5655 2524. It will be held in the Flexible Learning Centre at Korumburra Secondary College, Jumbunna Road, Korumburra.


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Projects galore at Meeniyan MEENIYAN’S movers and shakers recently learnt how to write grants. A group of around 20 people learnt the ins and outs of applying for grants for their community organisations. They were led through the process by representatives from the Gardiner Foundation, an organisation focused on strengthening small rural communities. “We’re just here to give them the tools they need to apply. A lot of people think they know how but there’s a lot more to it,” program manager Kate Randall said. “Applicants need to be able to write a good submission that shows why they want the money, what they plan to do with it and what benefits it will have. “We need to have confidence in

handing over money.” The Meeniyan Progress Association was well represented on the day, with members looking to gain valuable information about gaining grants to continue work on their retirement complex. “We’ve done the survey and we got a lot of positive interest,” Kathryn Smith said. “We’re just here to learn which way to go next and which grants to go after, to help optimise our chances of getting it (retirement village) up and running.” Another local applicant hopeful was Tammy Ball, who was proposing to erect solar panels on the Meeniyan Hall. Ms Ball said it may take a lot of time and money, but believes it is the best thing for the town in the future. “I understand it will be a long,

drawn out process to get permission, but it will be valuable for Meeniyan,” she said. “If we start with something like this then people can see that people are doing something in the town.” Members of the Meeniyan Recreation Reserve received a grant last year to enhance a second entrance, but will be applying again to have the road around the reserve sealed. “We have started work on enhancing the second entrance. The foundations have been poured and the bluestone has gone in,” Faye Sinclair said. “Now we’re applying to get the road sealed. Things can get very messy when it rains and the track becomes muddy.” The second entrance will be used by other user groups, such as yoga classes and lawn bowls players.

Learning together: Doug Knez of Fish Creek Community Development, and Kathryn Smith and June Metcalf from the Meeniyan Progress Association gained ideas on how to apply for grants.

Knitting for the troops KNITTING is something the Woorayl Probus Club’s craft group loves and everyone else reaps the benefits. The group meets monthly at Leongatha Community House and has been doing so for around two years. “We first started out knitting squares for the Salvation Army to turn into blankets,” group member Norma Payne said. “This year we have already made enough squares for 20 blankets.” The group is now knitting bean-

ies for defence force personnel serving overseas. A large array of beanies with many different styles and patterns has already been put together. “We just wanted to look after our troops,” Ms Payne said. The number of ladies meeting to help with their needles and wool can vary from four to 12. More members are always welcome and donations of wool are appreciated. To find out more, contact Norma on 5662 2566.

Backyard delight: Robyn and Arthur Nilsson savour the native paradise they have created at their Inverloch home.

Inverloch gardens on show SUPERB gardens of varying sizes will be open to the public to enjoy across Inverloch on Saturday, November 5. The Inverloch Uniting Church’s annual fundraiser will feature house blocks right through to larger gardens, in a range of styles, giving gardeners the chance to learn new tricks. Among the gardens will be that of Arthur and Robyn Nilsson. Theirs is a stunning collection of native plants

that lures many birds. “It was just a bare block when we came here seven years ago. It’s been a lot of trial and error,” Arthur said. The Nilssons have created a sense of depth by planting bigger varieties around the perimeter, which has the added benefit of also providing privacy and shelter from coastal winds. “We had advice to plant all sorts of plants with flowers, berries and

thorns to give the birds what they want,” Robyn said. Grafted grevilleas take advantage of strong rootstock, and the Nilssons prune to prevent woody branches and maintain a compact garden. The gardens will be open from 10am to 4pm. Entry is $10 at the church in William Street and maps are available. A plant stall will also be held at the church.

Knitting team: Jean Sherwood, Norma Payne, Lorraine Brune, Joyce Symons, Verna Robb, Audrey Brydon, June Clarke and Pearl White put their knitting skills to good use.

Pinocchio comes to Wonthaggi Classics roll through PINOCCHIO will be the second children’s play Onyx Players has brought to The Rescue Station at Wonthagi.

Onyx Players presents plays the whole family can enjoy. Established in 2009 by Miranda Donald, the drama company presents theatre and also teaches drama to children. Miranda grew up in Wonthaggi and is now based in Ballarat, but enjoys returning to her home town to entertain the families of Wonthaggi and district. Pinocchio has just enjoyed a sell-out season in Ballarat and the cast and crew are looking forward to returning to The Wonthaggi Rescue Station for one day only. The Rescue Station is a unique performance space and has been used as a venue for dancing, visual art, workshops, markets and live theatre. The original setting is

A SPLASH of early 20th century class was seen around the region last week as the Ghost Rolls Royce club toured the area. Some 20 pre-1935 Rolls Royce Phantoms made their way around Bass Coast and South Gippsland, taking in the beautiful sights the region has to offer.

Members were based in San Remo and ventured out to Lang Lang, Loch and Korumburra on Tuesday, where they enjoyed lunch at Coal Creek’s Pig and Whistle Cafe. Over the rest of the week they travelled to Mirboo North, Phillip Island, Fish Creek and Inverloch before parting ways on Sunday. The nation-wide club pulls members from as

far as northern New South Wales and Adelaide. Club member Garth Selig from Sydney enjoyed the trip. “It’s such a nice part of the world and the weather has really turned it on for us,” he said. The club members were more than happy to chat with locals about their pride and joys as they stopped in the various towns through the region.

Longstanding favourite: enjoy the production of Pinocchio in Wonthaggi. very atmospheric and suits live theatre well – with the space being versatile and good acoustically. The live performance of Pinocchio will transform the building into Gepetto’s Toy Shop and the brickwork and old-style setting will work perfectly to give the play an authentic and ‘real’ quality not found in modern theatres of today. Pinocchio follows the successful Little Red Riding

Hood and is packed full of fun for the whole family. Written to be enjoyed by adults as well as children, this tale follows the adventures of Pinocchio as he comes to life and learns valuable lessons. He explores the ‘real’ world and encounters The Evil Lolly Seller, the Cheeky School Girl and The Sad Donkey. Of course his nose grows, but just how and what shape is a secret

only audience members will know! Six original songs feature as do colourful costumes, catchy tunes, audience participation and plenty of laughs. Guaranteed fun for the whole family. The production will take place on Sunday, November 6 at the Wonthaggi Rescue Station at 10am and 1pm. All tickets $10. To book, phone 0409 954 283.

Classic: Garth Selig and Francis Digregorio loved the South Gippsland countryside while touring around in their 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom 1.


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• VLE LEONGATHA

Vealers remain steady A LARGE swell in supply saw 400 young cattle penned, along with 950 grown steers and bullocks, 600 cows and 45 bulls.

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Generally, the yarding was of better quality, but more diversified in weight and age. All of the current buyers were present, but the large number aided a reduction in price. Most cattle were 2c to 10c/kg cheaper. Vealers sold between 192c and 238c, and for the quality offered this was only 2c/kg cheaper. Only a few steers were offered and most made between 190c and 205c/kg. Quality improved in the penning of yearling heifers, and with most making from 168c to 205c, averages were 3c to 4c/kg cheaper. The big supply increase was seen in the grown steer and bullock sale, and the quality was better. It was prudent to mouth the steers with those being 0 to 2 teeth selling to the best competition, making from 196c to 208c/kg. Grown steers made to 200c, and the large number of prime C muscle bullocks sold between 187c and 198c/

kg. Manufacturing grades comprised mostly of very heavy Friesians and crossbreds, and prices ranged from 172c to 190c/kg. Some cows sold at unchanged rates, which were mostly the beef cows and larger frame Friesians. These made from 152c to 170c, with most other

Wednesday, October 19 BULLOCKS 17 D. Bishoff, Denison 2 J. Rich & Partners, Walkerville 13 Benson Brothers, Meeniyan 11 B. Woodward, Hazelwood North 10 Nicholl Primary Production, Nilma North 6 A. Kelly & S. Howard, Nerrena STEERS 1 B.S. & D.J. Lelliott, Meeniyan 1 T. & L. Butcher, Allambee East 1 J.M. Tuckfield, Jeetho

Some farmers with sufficient supplies of conserved fodder might choose not to harvest this season, preferring to save input costs and protect soil from wheel rut compaction. However, with some of last-year’s harvests proving to be low-quality or water-affected, this year might be the season to concentrate on quality fodder conservation. Here are some hints from the Dairy Australia’s Successful Silage manual on ways to harvest silage after a wet season. When harvesting, it is important to have the mower properly adjusted for height and to maintain sharp blades. Cutting too low increases wear and tear on the blades and on the gears driving the rotors. It also increases the risk of soil and manure contamination – introducing undesirable bacteria into the forage that could adversely affect fermentation. Leaving stubble at or slightly above 10cm high provides support for the mown material, reducing contact between the swath and the ground. This increases the drying rate, allowing greater movement of air under and through the swath.

602kg 565kg 609kg 667kg 610kg 572kg

205.0 205.0 204.0 204.0 203.0 203.0

$1234 $1158 $1243 $1362 $1238 $1162

335kg 237.6 370kg 237.6 330kg 230.0

$795 $879 $759

2 Hume A9, Foster 13 J. Rich & Partners, Walkerville 1 D. Bishoff, Denison

435kg 220.0 $957 516kg 208.0 $1073 545kg 205.0 $1117

COWS 5 L.J. & C.D. Cox, Lady Barron 4 Peddue Partnership, Lackrana 2 O’Loughlin Pastoral, Tarwin Lower 1 Quinn Brown/Vanaquin, Loch 5 A.J. & L.M. Dunkley, Yarram 1 R.C. & J.N. Chalmers, Leongatha

585kg 593kg 566kg 650kg 627kg 590kg

170.2 $995 170.2 $1010 168.0 $951 168.0 $1092 166.0 $1042 165.2 $974

HEIFERS 2 Hume A9, Foster 3 B.S. & D.J. Lelliott, Meeniyan 1 K.G. & WA9 Marshall, Glengarry 5 J.M. Tuckfield, Jeetho 1 R.C. & J.N. Chalmers, Leongatha 1 R.W. & J.P. Elsum, Dumbalk

327kg 306kg 385kg 357kg 400kg 305kg

230.6 230.6 215.6 206.0 204.6 200.2

$755 $707 $830 $735 $818 $610

BULLS 1 R. L. McPhie, Mardan 1 B.W. & A. Chapman, Toora 1 Whodeany P/L, Meeniyan 1 M.G. Harrison, Dumbalk 1 S. & M. Terranova, Mardan 1 Gembost P/L, Tarwin Lower

965kg 925kg 950kg 960kg 850kg 960kg

195.0 190.0 188.0 186.0 182.0 182.0

$1881 $1757 $1786 $1785 $1552 $1747

Store sale Thursday, October 20 Total yarding: 1675. Steers: M. & V. Manks, Woodleigh, 1 x $1072; W. Peterson, Foster North, 10 x $1072; J.L. Campbell, 12 x $1050; T. Elder, Nyora, 4 x $1000; Peddue Partnership, Lackrana, 12 x $985; A. & E. Thomaidis, Tarwin, 1 x $982. Heifers: C.D. & S.E.

Silage making after a wet season Cutting silage after a wet season requires special techniques at harvest and wilting.

cows 116c to 154c/kg. The carcass weight price average was estimated to be 316c/kg. A larger penning of bulls sold to strong competition, and sold at unchanged rates. The best quality heavy bulls made from 175c to 195c/kg.

The mown material is also kept above the ground, reducing the movement of moisture into the cut forage. Mown forage in narrow swaths absorbs less moisture than material in wide swaths. If practical, mown material could be windrowed to reduce moisture uptake, spread out to increase the rate of drying. A rapid wilt is necessary for quality silage. Among the management options are cutting at an earlier growth stage – when crops are lighter and lower-yielding, because higher-yielding crops and pastures wilt more slowly. Although, when costed on a $/kg DM basis, the silage produced from the lighter crop is more expensive, on a quality basis ($/kg ME) it might be cheaper. To assist rapid wilting, mow after the dew lifts. Overnight dew on a standing crop or pasture can contain up to 2t/ha of moisture. Using a conditioner at mowing can increase the drying rate by 20%-40%, due to increased moisture loss through damaged stems, leaves and other plant parts. In addition, the swath produced tends to be more loose or fluffy, allowing more air to pass through. The Successful Silage manual is on the Dairy Australia website under the Feed section.

This is one of the many examples of the dairy service levy at work locally. Farmers receive a benefit of $3 for every $1 invested by Dairy Australia on their behalf. For more information on this and other levy investments visit www.dairyaustralia.com.au

On sale: Don and Marion Jones from Mirboo had some cattle at the store sale on Thursday.

Robinson, Inverloch, 9 x $845; C.A. & K.P. Christensen, 8 x $835; G.W. & G.J. Bland, Yarram, 6 x $790; B. & R. Butler, Kardella South, 4 x $765; R.J. Grylls, Welshpool, 7 x $760; P. Whelan, Agnes, 1 x $740. Cows: R.Y. & A.W. Harper, Boolarra, 1 x $690. Cows and calves: B.S. Cantwell Livestock, Toora, 1 x $1410; A. Williams, 1 x $1390; Nalajule Nominees, Leongatha, 9 x $1370; R.J. & L.H. Harris, Korumburra South, 2 x $1350; Z. & M. Spehar, Yinnar, 2 x $1275; S. Peters, Mirboo North, 2 x $1250.


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Streams and weeds draw crowd STREAM restoration was the focus of a recent Landcare field day in Loch.

Water weeds: DPI bio security officer Dianne Glen brought a selection of state prohibited weeds as part of her display at the Landcare weeds and waterways farm walk.

South Gippsland Landcare Network’s Weeds to Wonder: Stream Restoration field day investigated the procedures that are best to take when repairing beneficial waterways. Bio security officer Dianne Glen from the Department of Primary Industries talked to the 30 strong crowd about a recent outbreak of the state prohibited weed Salvinia. She also had various other state prohibited weeds on display so farmers can have a better idea of the types of weeds they should not have on their properties. David Carew from Melbourne Water spoke about how his organisation rebuilds creek beds and the processes which they have to take. He focused on the fact that most weeds usually return, so constant monitoring is vital for the best possible outcome. “In my position we also need to

make the decision about what would be the best way to tackle a situation and if we can efficiently take on an area,” Mr Carew said. The group then made their way to an area of the Bass River which has already undergone some revegetation. Network project officer Kate Williams took the group through a case study of the area. She questioned participants about what she should do if she was from Western Australia and had just bought the land. “The best way to go about it would be to map the land, find out what kind of plants and weeds are in the area and find out a bit about what other people in the area have done,” Ms Williams said. “Talking to a neighbour can be very helpful because nature knows no boundaries.” For anyone interested in performing revegetation on their property and wanting to find out more can contact the South Gippsland Landcare Network on 5662 5759.

Weed expo bound for Poowong

NO doubt as the weather warms up and the pastures come on, so too will our noxious weeds.

The most commonly asked questions about weeds are: what are they? What chemical do I use? Are there other methods? How do I calculate spray strength? And what are the safest ways of handling chemicals? Four local Landcare groups, in conjunction with the Port Phillip and West-

ernport CMA, the South Gippsland Landcare Network and the Department of Primary Industries, invite you to a weed information day to be held at the Poowong football ground on Sunday, November 6 between 11am and 2.30pm. There is no charge, and a free sausage sizzle is available. The day will include a visit by a weed spraying helicopter whose pilot is familiar with our terrain and weeds, and Gerry O’Keeffe (DPI operations in this re-

gion), who can help with all matters regarding weed control, including what enforcement activities may result for landowners who fail to control their noxious weeds. Several chemical companies and spray equipment manufacturers will be on site to advise on their products. If you have a weed you can’t identify, bring it along so you can know what you’re dealing with. The South Gippsland Landcare Network and the

South Gippsland Community Weeds Taskforce will have displays and information to assist you in weed control. The Gippsland Community College will demonstrate how you can correctly calibrate your tractor boom spray for best efficiency. New owners who may not be fully aware of weed identification and control are encouraged to attend this day. You don’t have to be a Landcare member, you just have to want to be a good neighbour.

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VLE LEONGATHA KOONWARRA

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MAINTENANCE checks and understanding your dairy could save dairy farmers on their electricity bills.

Kelly and Peter Collins opened up their Fish Creek dairy farm to the South Gippsland Young Dairy Development Program to host a field day regarding saving energy in the dairy. “Saving energy is a big issue at the moment. With the carbon policy set to come into effect next year everyone knows energy use and off farm costs are going to be hard for farmers,” organiser Julie Barry said. Experts on saving energy in the dairy, Gabriel Hakim from AgVet Projects and Darold Klindworth from Department of Primary Industries Ellinbank shared their views on the issue. Mr Hakim had already performed an energy audit on the property and took the group through his findings. “Water heating and milk cooling are the major uses of electricity on a lot of dairy farms,” he said. “Recycling water and maintaining temperature can save lots of energy. “Pre-cooling and cool-

For further information please contact Jeff Clark on 0419 542 203 or email him at jt@dcsi.net.au

1. Rodwells 2. Landmark 3. SEJ 4. David Phelan & Co 5. Alex Scott 6. Elders

Upcoming Sales LEONGATHA Wednesday, October 26 Prime Sale - 8.30am Thursday, November 3 Store Sale - 10am

PAKENHAM

Power dairy: Kelly and Peter Collins offered their farm as an example of reducing energy costs on a dairy farm. ing of the milk is where a lot of energy is used and making sure that the equipment is working to full capacity can save you.” He continued saying that the productiveness of a plate cooler is vital for saving energy in the vat. Maintenance is also a key action that Mr Hakim touched on. “Be sure your equipment is all in good working order, that nothing is leaking and that you service the equipment when recommended,” he said. Darold Klindworth explained that to save the

most money, farmers need to make the most of their current system. “Simple things like the positioning of your equipment and extra insulation can mean saving energy and money,” he said. “By blocking hot water tanks from the breeze or rain and insulating metal pipes which move the water, you can maintain a higher temperature in the water and save money. “It’s recommended that farmers take a look in their dairy if they wish to save money on their energy bills.”

Thursday, October 27 Store Sale - 10am Monday, October 31 Prime Sale - 8am No Export Sale due to Melbourne Cup Day

A Ruralco Partner

MILKING HERD 1ST STAGE DISPERSAL SALE COMPLETE SPRING Friday 4th November 10.30am CALVING DISPERSAL Echuca Selling Centre a/c R & D Hetherington of Murrabit

410 Fantastic 410 AI Bred Holsteins Cows • • • • • • • •

Exclusively AI bred for 23 years Consistantly ave 8,000 litres at Factory, past 10 years Currently ave 31 litres 1.09kgs Prot 1.18kgs Fat 180 Cows calved April & rejoined for 5 weeks to commence calving 1.4.2012 230 Cows calved 26.8 thru to Oct Approx 80 heifers introduced each year 20% of herd are very large framed JerseyX Sires include Ladino, Donante, Goldbullion, Justifer, Olympic, Orana, Ninefold and Donor. Most xbreds by Flowerpower and Altawhiskey. A marvellous herd in tremendous form. EBL negative. No Known JD Catalogues Available - Please contact DLS Office 03 9338 9259

Terms are cash or cheque on day of Sale or settlement by your Agent - Letter of Introductions MUST be provided Vendor: Bob Hetherington 03 5457 5250 Lee Hamilton 0418 352 366 Brian Leslie 0418 365 934 Lawrie Flanagan 0418 570 773

Ph: (03) 9338 9259 PO Box 462, Tullamarine Business Centre, Tullamarine VIC 3043 www.dairylivestockservices.com.au


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Classifieds PHONE 5662 5555 P FAX 5662 4350 public notices

public notices

MIRBOO NORTH KINDERGARTEN presents

The 16th Annual Open Gardens Saturday, October 29 - 9am till 3pm $10 per ticket 7 SPECTACULAR LOCAL GARDENS Morning and afternoon tea, served at the Kindergarten. Free face painting for children, in the morning. Come along, enjoy the gardens, have a chat over a cup of tea or coffee with a treat. Entry is FREE for children Enquiries to Nat 0438 855 148 or Cath 0409 251 589

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public notices CHIROPRACTOR NORMAN G. VRADENBURG “NON-FORCE PRACTITIONER”

CHIROPRACTOR

28 Reilly Street, INVERLOCH HOURS - Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday by appointment Phone and fax 5674 3666 South Gippsland Chiropractic Services & Adjunctive Therapies P/L

TRIVIA NIGHT

When: Friday October 28 Time: 7pm - 10pm Location: Poowong Football Clubrooms Tables of 8 at $10 pp, so grab your mates and come have some fun and support a great cause. All drinks at bar prices BYO nibbles PHONE 0407 476 368

Rotary Club of Inverloch CRAFT S MARKET Saturday, October 29 9am - 3pm Sunday, October 30 9am - 2pm TO BE HELD AT THE COMMUNITY HUB Enquiries 5663 5256 Stall holders must have their own public liability insurance

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

SOUTH GIPPSLAND YOUNG FARMERS All proceeds going to Poowong Consolidated School

public notices TARWIN LOWER Market Monday October 31, 7.30am - 2pm. Bookings essential. Ph: 5663-7345.

Scots Pioneer Church WEST GIPPSLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY CORPORATION

Mardan South

Pleasant Sunday Afternoon

ANNUAL REPORT The Corporation advises that a copy of the 2010/11 Auditor General’s report on the Financial Statements of the Corporation, together with the Board’s 2010/11 Annual Report, are available for inspection at the Regional Support Centre, 65 Victoria St, Warragul (Monday - Friday, 9 - 5 pm) library branches and on the mobile libraries. The Board has scheduled a public meeting to discuss the 2010/11 Annual Report on Friday 11th November 2011 (10.30am) at South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha. Members of the community are invited to attend. The Annual Report (containing the Auditor General’s report and financial statements) may also be viewed on the Library Corporation’s website, www.wgrlc.vic.gov.au John Murrell Chief Executive Officer

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30 October 2011 - 2pm Address and music by

Gavin & Trudi Gatelier EVERYONE WELCOME

OPEN GARDENS INVERLOCH Saturday, November 5 10am to 4pm $10 entry including morning or afternoon tea

PLANT STALL Map available from Inverloch Uniting Church, William Street

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PART TIME - ACCOUNTANT Flexible hours 1-3 days per week Inverloch Marine requires an accountant to provide accounting support services. Responsible for reporting to Dealer Principal / Department Heads. The successful application will have the assistance of our existing admin department and training in Revolution Operating System provided. Email resumé to: robyn@inverloch marine.com.au Mail - 2 The Esplanade, Inverloch Vic 3996 Att: Robyn Kewming

CASUAL SHOP STAFF We are looking for a Shop Assistant willing to work on a roster system over the upcoming holiday season. The applicant will be required to work on weekends, (at least one day each weekend), and as required during weekdays. The position will be ongoing throughout the year with reduced hours during winter. We are committed to providing excellent customer service and shop presentation.You will need good communication skills, neat presentation and the ability to be flexible and work as part of our team. Computer literate essential. Email resumé to: robyn@inverloch marine.com.au Mail - 2 The Esplanade, Inverloch Vic 3996 Att: Robyn Kewming


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JUNIOR SPARE PARTS TRAINEE

South Gippsland Shire Council

Social Planning Officer • Permanent full time • $70K total salary package • Option of 9 day fortnight Are you active in social issues? Do you want to improve and plan for better communities? Join our Strategic Planning team to help assess social planning needs and encourage the community to become active in social issues. You will have Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field such as Sociology, Economics, or Planning and experience in a Social Planning or Community Development role. Enquiries to Paul Stampton, Manager Strategic Planning & Development, on (03) 5662 9200. All applicants must submit an Employment Application form and address the selection criteria, by 5pm Wednesday 2 November. Further information and a position description is available from our website.

www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au

We are seeking a friendly self motivated person who works well in a team environment, to deal with Honda and Toyota products. Hours 8.30am - 5pm, 5 days a week. Applications in writing to: The Manager 7-13 Hughes Street, Leongatha Email: b.westaway@wide.net.au

The YMCA Kindergarten Cluster (YKCM) program operates 35 sites in regional and rural Victoria. YKCM exists to provide support to independent community kindergartens. The following opportunities exist to join our dedicated team of early childhood educators.

EARLY EDUCATION TEACHER Thorpdale & District Kindergarten Building a Healthy Community

ALLIED HEALTH ASSISTANT Part time BCCHS has an exciting opportunity for a part-time Allied Health Assistant with appropriate qualifications and experience to work with the Allied Health Team. This role will provide assistance predominantly to Podiatry, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. The role is currently being offered at 0.8 EFT, reducing to 0.6 EFT at the end of June 2012. Enquiries to be directed to the Co-ordinator Allied Health Services. To obtain a position description and an employment application form, please telephone reception on 5951 2100 or refer to our website: www.bcchs.com.au Applications close 5 pm Friday 28th October 2011 Forward email to: hr@bcchs.com.au Or mail to: HR Administrator Bass Coast Community Health Service 1 Back Beach Road, San Remo 3925

for lease

TRUCK DRIVER Local deliveries, Monday - Friday Full time, HC Licence Phone 5662 4146, 0409 021 519

Employment Opportunities: Trafalgar & Thorpdale Kindergartens

Part Time 16.5 hours per week Position commences - February 1, 2012. Applicants must hold an Early Childhood Teaching Qualification.

EARLY EDUCATION TEACHER Trafalgar Kindergarten Part Time 3.5 hours per week Position commences - 1st February 2012. Applicants must hold an Early Childhood Teaching Qualification.

KINDERGARTEN ASSISTANT Trafalgar Kindergarten Part Time 3 hours per week Position commences - February 1, 2012. Applicants must possess Certificate III Childcare or a willingness to train.

for hire

BULLS for hire, Angus, Friesian, Hereford, Limo and Jerseys. All tested. Ph: 0447-331762.

Primary Teacher ❖ Are you a passionate Primary Teacher? ❖ Are you a committed Christian? ❖ Would you like the opportunity to become part of a small dynamic teaching team? South Coast Christian College is a Prep - Y12 College located in Leongatha in picturesque South Gippsland, Victoria. We are seeking a suitably qualified and registered Primary Teacher to work in the Primary section of our College. The suitable applicant must: • Be a dedicated and practising Christian. • Have a recognised Teaching qualification. • Be registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching, or equivalent state body. • Be able to work closely with fellow teachers and parents. • Be in full agreement with the beliefs and ethos of the College. If this is you, then we would love to hear from you! Contact: The Principal, Peter Russell for application pack. PO Box 283, Leongatha 3953 - 0428 358 251 Email: peter.russell@sccc.vic.edu.au Australian residents only need apply Applications close 09/11/2011

5 AC LEONGATHA with shed, suit weekender, hobby farmer with few animals. $6,000 per year. Only 4WD access. Ph: 0432-572226, ask for Jag.

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KORUMBURRA 2 BR unit in quiet location, close to shops, bowling club and tennis club. Gardens and lawns fully maintained. References required. Long term lease available. Ph: 0408-551410.

VENUS BAY - house, short stroll to beach and shops, sleeps 7. Permanent rental also available. Contact: 0408-320001.

work wanted

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

Classified advertising closes 12 noon Mondays

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TRACTOR DRIVER WANTED

All positions require current Police Records Check, Level 2 First Aid, Employee Working With Children’s Check and Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management Training.

LEONGATHA AREA Must have experience to drive a hay baler

A Position Description and further information is available by emailing julie.beatty@ymca.org.au or phone 0418 503 413. Applications including cover letter and resumé to ballarat.hr@ymca.org.au Closing date: 5pm October 25, 2011

Phone 5662 4096

Integrated Health Promotion Coordinator - 16276

MILKER / FARM HAND PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME Flexible hours Must be reliable

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST BOARD POSITIONS Latrobe Community Health Service is one of the largest community health providers in Victoria. We provide professional and career development, salary packaging, an employee assistance program, work life balance and much more. We are currently offering the following career opportunity:

Hepatitis C Nurse: Liverwise Program / Withdrawal & Pharmacotherapy – 16258

Responsibilities include leading and facilitating integrated health promotion catchment planning and evaluation, providing strategic advice in relation to population health planning, supporting partnerships and change management, increasing organisational awareness of health promotion, and building capacity around core health promotion skills.

Fixed Term Part Time, 64 Hours per fortnight, Based in Latrobe Valley

To successfully undertake this role you will require

If you are a Division 1 Nurse with an interest in the treatment of Hepatitis C and alcohol & other drug withdrawal, then this dual role may be for you.

or community development, with advanced skills in health promotion and capacity building. You will also require

The Liverwise Nurse is part of a multidisciplinary that provides service coordination and/or case management for clients undergoing Hepatitis C treatment. The primary role is to promote the treatment of Hepatitis C through a shared care model and increase the uptake and completion of treatment for people diagnosed with Hepatitis C. You will need to develop and maintain existing networks with GP’s in the Gippsland region as well as work closely with a range of health and welfare agencies, including mental health, Koorie and alcohol and other drug services.

passion to improve the client journey and health outcomes for the local community. You will be part of a small, dynamic team with a real opportunity to be innovative and drive change. The role is and consultancy options will be considered. Applications close 4.30 pm Friday 4 November 2011.

This position also includes a small caseload of clients who are undergoing a withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs. All applicants must answer the selection criteria within the position description. Please Contact Jenny Svoboda on 5136 5233 or Jeff Gavin on 5136 5403 for more information.

Applications close 4:30pm Friday 4 November 2011

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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 November 25, 2011. RFCSV-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 seeks 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. The positions are honorary although out of pocket expenses are reimbursed. Meetings are bimonthly and usually held at Traralgon. Interested persons are asked to submit Curriculum Vitae and covering letter, marked CONFIDENTIAL to: The Executive Officer RFCSV-Gippsland PO Box 335 MAFFRA 3860 By close of business Friday, November 11, 2011 Further enquiries: Board Chairman, Louise McArthur 5157 8270 or Executive Officer, Peter Jennings 0428 230 444

would require working with member agencies to ensure that health promotion is an integral part of all health service provision, and to build the capacity of organisations, communities and individuals to improve health and wellbeing in the community.

• For further information and copies of each position description visit our careers page www.lchs.com.au/careers. • Applicants must address the Selection Criteria and lodge their application online. • No late or hard copy applications will be accepted.

For further information contact Claire Davis on 1800 242 696. For a copy of the position description visit our careers page www.lchs.com.au/careers. Applicants must address the Selection Criteria and lodge their application online. No late or hard copy applications will be accepted.

1800 242 696

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Inverloch Wonthaggi location Phone 5674 3623

BEAUTY THERAPIST CASUAL/ PART-TIME

At Koonwarra Day Spa. Must be experienced in massage. Please send resumé and references to: koonwarraspa@bigpond.com or post to PO Box 35 Koonwarra 3954 by 31/10

FARM HAND Duties include: • Milking • Tractor driving • General farm hand work Truck licence a bonus Option of house

PART TIME MILKER POSITION AVAILABLE FOSTER WELSHPOOL AREA PHONE 0417 332 572


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FULL or PART TIME

DAIRY HAND CASUAL LAW CLERK Our law firm has casual work available. The successful applicant will have good typing, grammar and spelling skills, and must be self-motivated and possess initiative. Prior experience preferred but not essential. Please mark all applications “Private & Confidential” and forward them to our office or by post to: Mr Suryan Chandrasegaran SRC Legal Pty Ltd Solicitors PO Box 168 Leongatha VIC 3953 Applications close October 28, 2011

Dental Assistant - BUSY BODY! (Both Experienced and Trainee) Do you like to have fun, work as part of a team and learn new skills? Then look no further!

An additional person is required for safe, modern and well maintained dairy with the opportunity to join an experienced team and learn the industry’s best practice. No special qualifications are required but must be adaptable, willing to learn and physically fit. Paid weekly by the hour. Koonwarra area. Punctual habits and own reliable transport are essential. Contact Pauline 0438 745 593

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BUSINESS FOR SALE TARWIN LOWER POST OFFICE

South Gippsland Dental located in Leongatha boasts a modern high-tech approach to dentistry. Our team consists of happy, friendly professionals who are striving to deliver the best in high-end dentistry. We are looking for a dynamic, outgoing Dental Assistant who wants to build relationships with clients and become involved in all aspects of their treatment. This exciting role is for approx 30-38 hours per week. Send resumé to: 32-34 Bair Street Leongatha VIC 3953

Lovely Stand Alone Post Office Business that is easily operated by a single operator. LOW RENTAL LOVELY FITOUT Asking $250,000 + SAV CONNECT BUSINESS AGENTS Phone: (03) 9879 6833 Mobile: 0419 357 484 sales@connectbusinessagents.com.au

Dairy Farm Assistant

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We require a person who is: • Self motivated and eager to grow with business • Honest, reliable and responsible • Positive and punctual • Fully competent, attention to detail and thorough in completing set tasks • Good natured and co-operative • A team player, good work communication skills Duties will involve milking through a high-tech 50-bale rotary with automation and electronic I.D. and general farm tasks. The farm is situated in Middle Tarwin. Good references required. Contact Alan Webster 5663 4248, 0407 062 509

LEONGATHA BACK TO BASICS PLAYGROUP INC.

• Relationship Focus • Dairy • New Position As Genetics Australia continues to build on its relationships with both farmers and re-sellers, we are seeking to appoint 2 additional sales positions to our existing sales team in Gippsland. We are seeking a relationship focused Sales & Customer Service Representative who will take responsibility for the sales of our products, as well as promote and support the organisation through industry related events and activities. Focusing on developing existing and new relationships with farmer customers, as well as re-sellers, your responsibilities will include developing and maintaining sales and marketing relationships and achieving agreed sales & business targets. As this role is largely autonomous, you will have the ability to work within a focused team and will be flexible and timely in reacting to market conditions and customers. Ideally, the successful candidate possesses agribusiness sales experience (ideally animal health or dairy) and will have a willingness to travel throughout their territory and will have excellent communication and organisational skills. An excellent remuneration package with an incentive program based on performance will be negotiated to attract candidates of the highest calibre. Applicants should forward a written application (marked “confidential”), detailing qualifications and experience relevant to the position to: Mrs Karen Davies Genetics Australia Co-operative Limited PO Box 195 Bacchus Marsh, Vic. 3340 Email: kdavies@genaust.com.au A detailed position description is available on request. Applications close 5pm on Friday 18th November

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AGM Friday, October 28 7pm at Bairs Hotel Meeting Room All welcome For enquiries phone Kirsty 5662 3304

Meeniyan Tourism and Traders Association

AGM

Monday, November 7 6pm at Pause Cafe Meeniyan ALL WELCOME Phone Cathy 5664 7211

Inverloch-Kongwak Football & Netball Club Inc. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING We will meet at

7.30pm on Monday November 7 in our clubrooms

DUMBALK HALL COMMITTEE

AGM

Tuesday, November 15 8pm AT THE HALL

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SALES & CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES

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9702 4744 7 rimfire dr. hallam

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JAYCO SWAN CARAVAN (2006) In very good condition and used just a few times. Great family van, sleeps up to six, easy towing, microwave, gas cook top with one electric plate, brand new Winegard antenna, complete with full annexe. Reg. till July 2012. $19,500. Phone 5664 2240

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SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS & SALES

FREE QUOTES

used motorcycles KTM 85SX brand new, $4,200 ONO. Ph: 0437510108.

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WONTHAGGI SEWING CENTRE

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

5672 3127

CHAINSAWS AND STATIONARY ENGINES ETC.

167 Graham Street Wonthaggi

CARAVAN 2004 Jayco Expanda. MUST SEE! Excellent condition, includes aircon, microwave, auto awning, flies and annexe, $23,000. Ph: 0439374760. CHAINSAW - Stihl, and post digger. Sell lot for $850. Ph: 0402-385692. FIREWOOD, redgum & local wood, Ph 0408-980711, A/H 5662-5175 IRRIGATION PIPES Aims and Webway brands, 3” and 4”. Also sprinklers, diesel motor and pump. Best offer. 5668-1376 AH. MULCH HAY - $5 per bale. Ph: 0419-313483. OLD PORT POULTRY FARM delivering 20 week old laying hens to your area, Saturday November 5. $17 each. Phone B/H 0438-832535, A/H 51832515. SETTEES (2) x 2-seater, as new, mocha colour brushed suede material, $550 ONO. Solid timber buffet and hutch, 1600W x 2000H, 4 doors and drawers on bottom, 4 x glass doors on top. VGC. $300 ONO. Ph: 0427-010903 anytime. SLEEPERS, treated pine, 200x50x2.4 $12.10 each, 200x75x2.4 $16.75 each. Free delivery for pack lots. Phone Joe 0417-530662. TIMBER - kiln dried blackwood, clear pine, silver wattle. Most sizes for furniture and craft. Also builder’s graded structural pine. Phone 5681-2261. TRAILER 6x4 steel, includes new dolly and bearings, 7 pin connector, spare wheel, well shod, $500. Ph: 5662-2264. TREADMILL York Anniversary T200, ex. condition, 1-16km/h, foldaway, 10 inclines, 7 preset programs, MP3 belt 430mm, $500. 0417623330.

livestock ISA BROWN pullets, 17 weeks, fully immunised, not debeaked, $20 each. Taking orders now. Tradeins welcome. Pick up on Friday, November 11 between 3-5pm at the old Korumburra Saleyards. Chook food available on the day. Unwanted animals taken, other animals for sale. Animals From The Farm, call Mark 0419425257 or 5629-9685.

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Phone JOHN GOULD 5664 0012 KELPIE 2½ year old female, free to good home. Well bred, but untrained. Ph: 5664-0225, mob. 0427811654.

lost HEARING AID on Thursday 20th in Leongatha. Ph: 5664-3256.

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GARAGE SALE COMBINED HOUSEHOLDS

20 Parkside Close Leongatha (off Steele Street) 8am - 3pm No early birds Household items, furniture, clothing, children’s goods, bric-a-brac, etc.

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

$25 GARAGE SALE KIT 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 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

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FREE CAR REMOVAL

GARAGE SALE

All machinery Bins provided

Bass Coast Metal Recyclers 5672 2946 0417 556 593

KORUMBURRA - House Clearance Sale, 12 Queen Street, Saturday October 29, 8am to 3pm, Sunday October 30, 9am to 12 noon. Household furniture and fittings, tools, TVs and bric-a-brac.

LEONGATHA - 7 Byrne Street, Saturday October 29, 8am to 3pm.

MEENIYAN - 89 Whitelaw Street (outside Moo’s), Saturday October 29 from 9am.

HUGE GARAGE SALE MELBOURNE CUP WEEKEND Saturday & Sunday 48 Royal Parade Inverloch Kid’s and baby clothing, toys, etc. fridges & washing machine, tools and bric-a-brac

7am start Be there

Saturday October 29

2490 Meeniyan-Mirboo North Road MIRBOO NORTH (3km south of town) ALL WEEKEND SATURDAY/SUNDAY October 29 / 30 8am - 6pm Huge & varied collection of items

Will pay up to $300 for complete car Buyers of scrap metal

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INVERLOCH - 68 Halford Street, Saturday October 29, 8am - 12pm. Furniture, outdoor settings, curtains, toys and household goods.

4 DARLEEN COURT LEONGATHA

Saturday October 29 8.30am start Trampoline, TV cabinet, pine tallboy, exercise bike, children’s clothing / toys

GARAGE SALE Saturday, October 29 43 Bent Street Leongatha Clearing Stage 2 deceased estate plus other unwanted items books, pictures, wearables, dining table, crockery, toys & much more 7.30am start

Garage Sale SATURDAY & SUNDAY October 29 & 30 8.30am to 1pm 130 Lawsons Road KOOROOMAN (off Mardan Road) Moving house

GARAGE SALE 29 Grandridge Rd East MIRBOO NORTH

October 29 & 30 8am - 3pm DOWNSIZING SALE Household items, wagon wheels, clothing, children’s toys, indoor & outdoor furniture, heaps more Something for everyone

birthdays HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY Margaret Castle (25th October 2011) Congratulations and Best Wishes from Sue and Ruth 0403 380 964

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BACON Chloe Jacqueline. Born October 21, 2011. Thank you Vanessa and Joel for our beautiful granddaughter, she is adorable. Little sister for Bailey 10 and Tyler 9. Love Mum and Dad.


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engagements ALLAN - BALL Brett and Zoe wish to announce their engagement on October 18, much to the delight of Barrie and Sue, Chris and Barb.

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in memoriam ADAMS - Geoff. 13.04.51 - 26.10.09 It has been two years since you left us and we miss you each and every day. We know we had to say goodbye but we wish you could have stayed. So much pain and heartache your passing has put us through but we had stood united as you asked us to. We love you so much, our beloved dad and now we can finally lay you to rest. Forever in our hearts and never far from our thoughts. Your loving children Stevan, Kirsty, Brodie and Dale, and your grandson Connor. FOSTER - Jack. 30.10.93 We love and miss you every day. In our hearts forever. Noeleen and family. FYFFE - Linda Isabelle, passed away 14.9.2010 and HAMILTON Judith, passed away 24.10.2010. Your presence ever supporting us, your memory so dear, We cherish the love you’ve given us all. We can’t have the old days back when we were all together, But the memories and loving thoughts will be with us forever. Love always, Robert and Lucy, Andrew and Carolyn, and Tony Hamilton; Susan and Graham Hoskin; Isobel and Ian Sutherland; Barney and Jenny Hamilton; and grandchildren.

deaths NICITA (nee Guastella) Carmela Nunziata (Lena). Quietly passed away at Korumburra Hospital on October 19, 2011 in her 90th year. Late of Korumburra, formerly of Arawata. Dearly loved wife of Giovanni (John) (dec). Loved mother and motherin-law of Sam and Lilian, Gina and Basil, Joe and Kathy, and Maria. Respected “Mum” of Sharon, and George.

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At rest my darling boy.

Mayor Cr Veronica Dowman described the night as an overwhelming success. Tickets were sold out within a week and the Wonthaggi Town Hall was transformed for the French theme. “It was a truly wonderful night and I am thrilled that so much has been raised to help those in need in our community,” Cr Dowman said. “All the profits from the ball will go directly to the Bass Coast Community Foundation, to support local projects.” A total of 24 businesses sponsored the

By Jane Ross

INVERLOCH has won two sections of the 2011 Tidy Town Awards. Glamour girls: Bass Coast Shire council mayor Cr Veronica Dowman (right) with South Gippsland Shire’s Cr Jennie Deane at the Bass Coast Mayoral Ball on Friday night.

To the best mum in the world. Mum, I will keep this short and sweet. I love you heaps. Miss you so much already. - Joe, Kathy, grandchildren Katherine and Lachi, Matthew and Michael, and great grandchild Ethan John, born October 20, 2011. Yesterday I lost you and today I have a grandson.

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Mum, it has been a privilege to have had you as our mother and nonna. May you rest in peace. - Maria and Sarah. Please see Herald Sun for funeral details. SYDENHAM - William John. Passed away at home October 10. Adored husband of Audrey, treasured father of Kathy, Barb, Phillip and Sue. Loved stepfather of Steve, Debbie and Greg. Adored grandfather of 18 and great grandfather of five. He will be greatly missed.

INGRAM - The Funeral Service for the late Mr John Leslie Ingram will be held at our Leongatha Chapel (cnr South Gippsland Hwy and Bellingham St) on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 commencing at 2pm. The funeral will leave at the conclusion of the service for the Tarwin Lower Cemetery.

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The town was a finalist in four sections, including the coveted Tidy Town. It was pipped by Mornington for that honour, but was named winner in the cultural heritage and community government partnership categories. The Inverloch Community Planning Group was the force behind both. Mayor Cr Veronica Dowman said the news was “fantastic”. “It’s just wonderful and it came out of the community planning scheme.” “I’m absolutely delighted,” Cr Ross Smith exclaimed. He represents Inverloch on Bass Coast Shire Council. “It shows the co-operation between community groups and council has been quite superb. “With a community on fire as this one is, things are happening spontaneously throughout the town.” He described the planning group as “vibrant”. The group was also a finalist in the Towards Zero Waste section. The awards were presented at the weekend, with enthusiastic planning group member Michelle Harris and Bass

Coast Council community planning facilitator Chabrelle Chisholm attending. Bass Coast Council’s director of community and economic development director Steve Piasente told councillors at their monthly meeting last Wednesday, the state Department of Planning and Community Development funding for community planning had finished. But councillors are so impressed by the value of community planning, they agreed to fund a facilitator for a minimum of three days a week as part of a December budget review. They also confirmed the council’s ongoing commitment to community planning, recognising it “as a tool for authentic engagement with communities”. State Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith congratulated the winners, saying the awards recognised individuals, community groups and councils who work tirelessly to make their community a better place to live, work and play. Coal Creek Community Park was a finalist in two categories, community action for a population of 3000 and community government partnerships. The Poowong Community Consultative Committee was also a finalist in that category, as well as in the young leaders’ groups.

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ball, a record number. “Without the support of our corporate sponsors, community members and our volunteers, this event would not be possible,” Cr Dowman continued. “I want to extend a special thank you to Kerryn Drennan, Wonthaggi Fabric and Beads and to Neville Goodwin for their generosity and support.” Mr Goodwin was mayor of Bass Coast four times. “I also want to thank council staff who donated their time and volunteered on the evening.” Guests enjoyed a three course meal and entertainment.

Inverloch’s two top wins

Thank you for teaching us many wonderful things, especially the appreciation of family and friendship. - Your daughter Gina, son-in-law Basil, nonna of Evonne and Nathan, Simon and Kelly, Phillip and Kristylee. Great grandchildren Jacob and Tamika-lee. Mum and dad reunited

Rest in peace dear Lorraine and thank you for being you. INGRAM - John Leslie. Peacefully at Leongatha Hospital on October 21, 2011 aged 47 years. Loved son of Pat and Les and step-son of Stan. Dear brother of Anthony, David and Evette. Brother-inlaw of Helen, Kerry and Domenic. Loved uncle of Tahlia and Tanisha. Little house, little car, little dog.

FRIDAY night’s Bass Coast Shire Council Mayoral Ball is expected to have raised more than $25,000.

Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Salvatore (Sam) and Lilian. Much loved nonna of Andrew, Carolyn and Benjamin, Jennifer and Robert, Mark and Meredith, Luke, Brenda and Alexander. Friend of Sarah. Loving great nonna of Liam, Joshua, Bradley, Lachlan, Stephen and Nicholas. In God’s care you rest above, In our hearts you stay with love.

funerals GRAVE - Lorraine Mary (Trease). Loved sister of Len Trease and Anita, wonderful aunty of David and Vanessa, Geoff and Julie-Anne Trease, Robyn and Matt Colwill and their families. “A luminous light remains where a beautiful soul has passed.”

Ball raises $25,000

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 8296 - SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Spirit writing. 8, Rains (reins). 9, Pickled. 10, Bitter. 11, Brogue. 12, Shade. 14, Scale. 18, Tit-bit. 20, Weight (wait). 23, Re-F-us-al. 24, Ra-I’s-e. 25, Silent protest . Down - 1, Scri-B-e. 2, I-d-I-ot. 3, Inste-AD. 4, We-P-t. 5, In-C-ur. 6, Ill-eg-Al. 7, Gad-get. 13, Ha-teful. 15, CheerI-O . 16, Storms. 17, St-re-et. 19, I-B-sen. 21, Guise (guys). 22, Slap (rev.). QUICK PUZZLE NO. 8296 - SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Dermatologist. 8, Roach. 9, Chervil. 10, Casket. 11, Strive. 12, Valet. 14, Asset. 18, Retire. 20, Rescue. 23, Lasagne. 24, Moist. 25, Centre-forward. Down - 1, Direct. 2, Reaps. 3, Achieve. 4, Once. 5, Overt. 6, Invoice. 7, Teller. 13, Artisan. 15, Steamer. 16, Frolic. 17, Heated. 19, Roger. 21, China. 22, Beef.

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SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has been accused of failing to keep the community informed about the Bald Hills Wind Farm at Tarwin Lower. Don Fairbrother - an opponent of the wind farm - said the media had reported council mayor Cr Warren Raabe and CEO Tim Tamlin had been shown the preferred route for the electricity line that will link the wind farm to the grid. Cr Raabe denied that they had seen the route. The Star of October 4 reported: “Cr Raabe said he was informed the company had finalised its preferred route for a powerline connecting the wind farm to the main power grid at Leongatha South.” No reference was made to council being aware of the specific route. Mr Fairbrother said at least one councillor should have contacted him about the meeting Cr Raabe and Mr Tamlin had with the general manager of the company building the wind farm, Mitsui. “Councillors are voted into their positions by the community and councillors, in my view, are representing the community but need to be aware that the people in the community have ideas on particular things,” Mr Fairbrother said. He said was representing the Tarwin

Valley Guardians – an anti-wind farm lobby group – and demanded a copy of the preferred route for the powerline from council. Cr Raabe said neither he nor Mr Tamlin were shown a map of the route at the meeting. Mr Fairbrother responded: “If you were dealing with the (Mitsui) CEO (sic) about the powerline route, surely you should have been demanding to see the route.” Mr Tamlin said the company had confirmed it would hold an “open consultation” with the community about the matter. Mr Fairbrother responded: “We’ve been asking for it for years and it’s never happened.” Mr Fairbrother said the press had reported that council had seen the preferred route, to which Cr Raabe said the media were not always accurate and the facts were in the council minutes. “At no stage did I suggest that we had seen the powerline route,” Cr Raabe said. Mr Fairbrother claimed the matter was a repeat of February 2010, when then mayor Cr Jim Fawcett apologised to the community for neglecting to tell them the State Government had approved a 25m increase in the height of the turbines. “That has happened again,” Mr Fairbrother told council.


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Welcome: Gene Parini of GippsSport was on hand recently to explain to Leongatha Bowls Club men and ladies the benefits of the new program.

Leongatha - a welcoming club GippSport congratulates the Leongatha Bowls Club on becoming an active participant in the GippSports’ Welcoming and Inclusive Club program.

According to Gene Parini, GippSport Program co-ordinator for South Gippsland, the enthusiasm and dedication of the club’s members to actively include all sectors of their community is fantastic. “The club is very pro-active in seeking opportunities to grow. The enthusiasm to include more people from the wider community is great and will ensure their ongoing success,” said Gene. The Welcoming and Inclusive Clubs program has been developed to provide grass roots sporting clubs with a useful tool to promote their club to the whole community. It will encourage clubs to become more aware of the barriers that prevent people from joining sporting clubs and to take concrete steps towards improving access for all people. Clubs are encouraged to understand their local community and to apply this knowledge throughout this program. The program will assist clubs to highlight good practices already taking place and identify areas for improvement in their endeavour to create a more welcoming and inclusive club.

Potential benefits for clubs may include increased membership, an increase in volunteers, greater funding opportunities, greater diversity, and increased enthusiasm from both members and the broader community. Club president John O’Connor indicated, “The club and our members are always trying to improve things. This program will assist in providing greater guidance to committee positions, increasing social members and providing us with a welcoming kit for new people joining the club.” What is a Welcoming and Inclusive Club? Welcoming and Inclusive Clubs provide opportunities for all community members to be involved in the life of their club. They are places without discrimination of age, income, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, ability or education. They encourage involvement from all people and actively seek to remove physical, social and economic barriers to participation. For more information on how your club can become a Welcoming and Inclusive Club or how to join a Welcoming and Inclusive Club contact GippSport on 5135 8335 or visit our website www. gippsport.com.au .

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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Intense focus: Leongatha bowler Mike Carnell prepares to deliver against Inverloch in the division four pennant clash at Leongatha.

Ladies Tuesday pennant bowls Results - October 18 Division 1

Korumburra 72 (19 shots) d Meeniyan 53 (B. Button 27 d M. Pearson 11, D. Williams 27 d A. Van Wamel 17, J. McVeigh 18 lt L. Hanks 25). Lang Lang 67 (5 shots) d Foster 62 (D. Motton 27 d L. Vignocchi 18, V. Harris 25 d D. Mortlock 16, J. Dowson 15 lt R. Richardson 28). Inverloch 78 (15 shots) d San Remo 63 I. Sheppard 24 d S. Carvosso 21, S. Cook 33 d K. Hale 13, A. Tschiderer 21 lt J. Allen-Dayle 29).

Wonthaggi 90 (36 shots) d Phillip Island 54 (K. Simpson 48 d R. James 12, I. Donohue 26 d P. Davis 14, J. Clarkson 16 lt P. Francis 28). Division 2 Fish Creek 78 (21 shots) d Mirboo North 57 (N. Van Dyk 28 d L. Roberts 15, D. Buckland 26 d P. Reynolds 15, P. Hazeltine 24 lt D. McFarland 27). Loch 65 (15 shots) d Port Welshpool 50 (V. Kennedy 28 d L. McLaine 18, G. Garry 18 d M. McDonald 12, J. Miller 19 lt A. Collins 20).

South Gippsland Pennant Bowls ROUND 3 of the 2011 season was played last Saturday in ideal conditions for the most part. However there was a delayed start for a couple of venues who experienced a rain delay for around 45 minutes, particularly clubs along the South Gippsland Highway. In particular, the Leongatha surface which when wet becomes extremely fast, and for those not used to those conditions is very difficult to manage. Whilst we are only three rounds into the season, the clubs which have dominated in Division 1 look like doing so for yet another season. It is hard to see any of the bottom four being any sort of a challenge for the Division 1 title. Korumburra (home) easily accounted for Toora by 28 shots; Leongatha (home) had no trouble taking the gamefrom Wonthaggi by 31 shots, winning all three rinks; Phillip Island did not give Foster the shellacking expected, winning two rinks and drawing one to win by a comfortable 23 shots. Inverloch (home) took two of the three rinks from Lang Lang, winning by 26 shots. Results Division 1: Korumburra 13-86 d Toora 3-56; Leongatha 16-87 d Wonthaggi 0-56: Phillip Island 15-88 d

Smooth delivery: Nic Van Grunsven was in form for Inverloch.

Foster 1-65: Inverloch 14-84 d Lang Lang 2-58. Division 2: Mirboo North 0-55 lt Phillip Island 16-87; San Remo 16-74 d Inverloch 0-61: Meeniyan 14-90 d Leongatha 2-58: Wonthaggi 0-60 lt Loch 16-68. Division 3: Korumburra Maroon 14-73 d Tarwin Lower 2-72: Foster 12-79 d Wonthaggi 4-62; Corinella 14-75 d Fish Creek 2-59; Inverloch 0-49 lt Korumburra Gold 16-85 Division 4: Mirboo North 0-73 lt Phillip Island White 14-74: Leongatha 1686 d Inverloch 0-58: Phillip Island Blue 2-70 lt San Remo 14-83; Wonthaggi 4-68 lt Lang Lang 12-70. Division 5: Tarwin Lower 14-67 d Loch 2-61; Inverloch 2-60 lt Meeniyan 14-89; Fish Creek 14-72 d Port Welshpool 2-68. Division 6: San Remo 0-34 lt Wonthaggi 14-46; Foster 14-56 d Toora 0-36; Corinella 12-52 d Phillip Island 2-42; Korumburra 13-51 d Meeniyan 1-38. My ‘kiss of death’ tips for next week’s round are: Division 1; Phillip Island (home) will scrape home by the barest of margins over Leongatha; Wonthaggi (home) may not have the strength to overcome Inverloch and will go down by seven shots; Korumburra (home) will win easily over Lang Lang by 25 shots, whilst the battle of the east will see Foster win by eight shots over Toora.

Ladders Division 1 Inverloch ..........................94 44 Leongatha .........................86 44 Phillip Island.....................57 43 Korumburra .....................67 31 Wonthaggi ........................-43 16 Lang Lang ...........................-77 6 Toora .................................-100 5 Foster...................................-84 3

Division 2 San Remo ..........................30 Loch ...................................21 Mirboo North .....................3 Leongatha .........................26 Meeniyan............................-1 Phillip Island ........................5 Wonthaggi ..........................23 Inverloch ..............................8

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Division 3 Corinella............................81 Foster.................................20 Inverloch ..........................-30 Korumburra Maroon .....-12 Korumburra Gold..............2 Fish Creek ...........................-6 Tarwin lower ......................19 Wonthaggi ........................-74

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Division 4 San Remo .........................31 42 Leongatha .........................32 32 Phillip Island White ........ 11 30 Lang Lang ........................-27 25 Wonthaggi .........................20 24 Phillip Island Blue.............-14 19 Inverloch ..............................9 18 Mirboo North .....................-62 0

Division 5 Loch .................................126 Tarwin Lower ...................31 Port Welshpool .................25 Meeniyan..........................-32 Fish Creek ........................-49 Inverloch ..........................-98

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Division 6 Korumburra ....................37 39 Toora .................................43 28 Wonthaggi .........................32 28 Foster...................................6 28 Corinella............................45 14 Meeniyan...........................-35 13 San Remo ..........................-13 12 Phillip Island .......................-25 6

Phillip Island 91 (42 shots) v Corinella 49 (J. Boyce 36 d B. O’Keefe 15, J. Stubbs 26 d M. Dillon 20, J. Christie 29 d E. Johnstone 14). Wonthaggi 93 (33 shots) d Tarwin Lower 60 (K. Bird 36 d B. De Rooy 18, A. Green 32 d J. Stafferton 17, T. Kavanagh 25 drew G. Bright 25). Leongatha 70 (1 shot) d Inverloch 69 (E. McIntyre 23 d N. Martin 18, L. Cox 24 d J. Arnold 18, T. McCormack 23 lt P. Lawson 33). Division 3 Foster 47 (6 shots) d Korumburra 41 (J. Bohn 24 d W. Pepperell 17, M. Freeman 23 lt B. Waycott 24). Toora 71 (40 shots) d Meeniyan 31 (K. Barwick 29 d D. Lindhart 22, B. Curram 42 d C. Loughray 9). Wonthaggi 49 (8 shots) d Inverloch 41 (V. Griffiths 24 d G. Growse 18, E. Coram 25 d S. Phillipson 23). Tarwin Lower 41 (3

shots) d Leongatha 38 (M. Emmett 25 d G. Emmerson 13, S. Browne 16 lt M. Rayson 25). Phillip Island 58 (23 shots) d San Remo 35 (M. Puncher 25 d P. Cameron 17, E. Stephenson 33 d E. Dwyer 18).

Ladders Division 1 Wonthaggi .......................+61 Inverloch .........................+11 Korumburra .....................+6 San Remo ........................+12 Meeniyan..........................+29 Phillip Island .....................-19 Foster...................................-4 Lang Lang .........................-96 Division 2 Phillip Island...................+76 Leongatha .......................+44 Corinella.............................-2 Loch ..................................-13 Wonthaggi ..........................+4 Tarwin Lower ....................-24 Inverloch .............................-1 Fish Creek .........................-21 Port Welshpool ....................-1 Mirboo North ....................-64 Division 3 Toora ...............................+68 Leongatha .......................+65 Wonthaggi .......................+33 Foster..................................-5 Inverloch ...........................-12 Phillip Island .....................-28 Meeniyan...........................-38 Tarwin Lower ...................-62 Korumburra .........................-8 San Remo ..........................-13

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• SOUTH COAST BOARDRIDERS

Retro/Rego day kicks off season THIS Sunday October 30 South Coast Boardriders Club’s season of events begins officially with our annual Retro/ Rego Day. This year the event will be held in conjunction with the Sandy Point Wind Festival. Members old and new are invited to meet at Sandy Point beach from 9.30 onwards on Sunday morning. The retro day is an ideal opportunity to dust off those old single-fins and search through the wardrobe for your old surf fashions. Registration this year is $30 for a single and $65 for a family. Membership of SCB allows participants to par-

take in our eighth season of calendared events. The calendar offers training, competition and social events aimed at enhancing and enjoying your surfing in a club structure. Upon registration you will receive a sample bag containing sponsor’s merchandise, SCB newsletter, member’s discount card and other goodies. A barbecue will provide sustenance and we will feature a single-fin comp on the day. Our new club hoodies will also be available for purchase. Prizes for the coolest retro guy and gal will be awarded, so come on down for a few laughs, some tucker and some hip retro surfing. Any enquiries phone Trevor 5684 1417 or Paul 5683 2352.


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Life membership for Rod ROD McConchie has been made a life member of the Buffalo Indoor Bias Bowls Club. He was given the honour during the club’s annual dinner and presentation night held at McCartin’s Hotel, by another life member, Peter Heldens. Representing the South Gippsland Indoor Bias Bowls Association, Charlie Tyers presented trophies to the 2011

champions Toni Heldens and Rod McConchie and also the 2010 champions Toni Heldens and Ian Benson. Toni presented Carolyn Benson with a magnificent floral arrangement to thank her for her efforts during the year. Following the formalities, members mingled and enjoyed photographs of club special events held during the year.

Congratulations: Charlie Tyers (left) Toni Heldens and Rod McConchie at the Buffalo Indoor Bias Bowls Club presentation night.

Mardan indoor

This week will be the last week of indoor bowling for Mardan bowlers this season, all games will be keenly contested as it will be President’s Night, the winning team receiving a prize sponsored by club president, Tony AllenClay. The season has been an especially good one. With so many clubs struggling for members Mardan increased its membership this season and attendances for social bowls has been consistently high. The impact of synthetic bowling greens has clearly been felt by the indoor bowling clubs. With most bowls clubs now playing right through the year the old tradition of playing indoor bowls during the winter months is sadly dying. Here’s hoping indoor bowls can find ways of attracting more players to ensure the game survives, it remains a real test of skill and tactics that can be enjoyed by all age groups, and you don’t ever have to worry about the weather, certainly a sport worth preserving. Last week’s social bowls introduced some interesting derivations of the game that most players had never seen before, they may have created some confusion, but they also created a lot of fun and all players managed to survive the experience and may even have learnt some new skills.

With 26 players in attendance we had six teams of three players and two of four, all playing three games of eight ends. The first game was the tester, played over six ends. Each of the ends was played using a different format, the players who listened to instructions and worked out what needed to be done probably did the best, others looked like they’d been dropped on another planet and never quite came to terms with what was needed, but generally everyone enjoyed the challenge. The last two games reverted to the usual format of eight ends and, as usual, there were no favours given. Winners on the night with two wins and a draw were Jeannie Baker, Mark Serafino and Robert Campbell (skip); runners-up with two wins and 14 winning ends were Kristy Rutjens, Sebastian Terranova and Nic Rutjens (skip). Lovely to see Nic’s wife Wendy in attendance as we come close to winding up the season. No bowls next week, but a very important night on Wednesday November 2. This is the night of the Annual General Meeting, 7.30pm start, be great to see all members there. The other date for your diary is Friday November 11 when we will have the end of year break-up at the Mirboo North Bowling Club, 6.30pm start.

Meeniyan

Monday October 17 was an affiliated fours catered day. The catering committee and helpers did their usual superb lunch and afternoon tea. Our sponsor was R.M.B.L. Investments. The only three game winner was Foster - Seb. Blancato, Peter Williams and Dino and Lucy Vignocchi. From several two game winners the runners-up were Ron and Debbie Williams and Charlie and Joan Blogg (Korumburra). We welcomed Yinnar and Yarram teams from outside our group. Tuesday pennant resulted in a loss for Division One with one rink getting the points. Division 3 were no match for the strong Toora team. This week the ones played away to Foster and threes were away to Leongatha. Winners of social bowls over the past two weeks have been Glenis and Kath Brown and Paul Holmes and Doreen Meikle. Saturday pennant saw Division 2 at home to Leongatha with two rinks getting the points. Score 90 shots to 58. Division five visited Inverloch and also had two winning rinks. Score 89 shots to 60. Division 6 away to Korumburra had a drawn rink but went down 38 shots to 51. This week twos are home to San Remo, fives are away to Tarwin Lower and sixes are home to Phillip Island. Congratulations to Marj Pearson who last week won the South Gippsland Division 60 and over singles. Members are reminded to get their names in for our annual Cup Day bowls and lunch on Tuesday November 1. The draw is up for the club singles; the first round to be completed by Sunday November 6. The pairs draw has also been done.

Honour: Rod McConchie was presented with a life membership of the Buffalo Indoor Bias Bowls Club.

Korumburra bowls: Trivia night winning table L-R back row, Cheryl Prins, Maree Wittingslow, Keith March, Roger Wittingslow, front row, Judith Nicholl, Vera Sund, Robert Sund, Michael Banik. Approximately 90 members, family and friends enjoyed the night.

Buffalo Indoor Bowls IN warm conditions, bowlers were split into four teams on Wednesday October 19, for a relaxed night of bowling with three games of six bowl triples/pairs. All teams were successful in one of their games with “kitty” falling off the mat influencing a few results. With one win (LWL – 10 ends) Mary Tumino, Carolyn Benson and Lee Armstrong alternating skippers, enjoyed the night. Also with one win (WLL – 12 ends)

Joyce Occhipinti and Toni Heldens finished in third place. With two wins (WLW – 11 ends) Peter Heldens and Charlie Tumino were pipped by Joe Occhipinti and Ian Benson (LWW – 15 ends). As the results show - ends won 10/15 – very even bowling after a very enjoyable dinner and presentation night the evening before. Best games: Toni 14/3, Ian 8/4, Ian 9/3. Lucky ticket: Lee Armstrong- chook, eggs went to Carolyn, Joe and Charlie. Chips: Peter, Joyce, Toni, Mary. Rod won the plant.

Korumburra parlor The matches of social bias bowls held at Outtrim on Monday, October 17 were won by Lynn McCord, Connie Occhipinti and Charlie Tumino with 2W +16 shots. Michael Matthews, Mary Tumino and Joe Occhipinti were second with 2W -3 shots. The team that was third managed 1W 1D -2 shots whilst those “dragging the chain” had 1D =11 shots. On Thursday, October 20, over 20 bowlers turned out to enjoy parlor bowls. With six teams playing, fierce competition abounded. It was a team of three players who proved too good for the rest as they were the only team to manage three wins on the night. Several teams scored two win victories but the decisive third game eluded them, so it is hearty congratulations to Mary Tumino, Beth Dyall and George Bentley; all of whom bowled well under Mary’s leadership.

Inverloch bowling club IT was a very disappointing end to our round of pennant matches last Saturday. Division 1 were home to Lang Lang and although Mick Coram’s rink had a narrow five shot loss, their other two rinks had comfortable 16 and 15 shot wins to take the match by 26 shots to keep their unbeaten run intact. Division 2 travelled to Sane Remo and went down by 13 shots after losing on their three rinks. John Sutcliffe’s rink put in a good performance only going down by one shot, while the other two rinks although losing, their performance against the strong San Remo side was rather good. Division 3 were at home to Korumburra Gold and suffered a 36 shot loss. The Golds established a lead of over 30 shots in the first 12 ends, but after the break our boys fought back and we saw a very even second half, but we were unable to make any impression on our first half deficit. Our Division 4 were at Leongatha and after a very late finish saw the home side take the match by 28 shots with all three rinks losing. With two ends to go, St. Andrew’s rink were leading 26-22, but unfortunately lost six shots on the second last end to see their opponents take their match by one shot. Division 5 played Meeniyan on our green, despite their 30 shot loss, put in very good performances on two rinks. Andrew Rowe, formerly of Altona Bowling Club, played his second game for us and led his team to a 33-29 win; while Joyce Arnold’s rink were in their game right to the last end but ended up losing by three shots.

Results Division 1: Inverloch 84 d Lang Lang 58. N. West (ld), G. Pope (2nd), C. Buccilli (3rd), R. Burge (sk) d J. Williams 34-18. D. Roberts (ld), N. Hughes (2nd), K. Gardiner (3rd), M. Coram (sk) lt I. Ackemade 19-24. G. Butler (ld), H. Rybalka (2nd), P. Shaw (3rd), M. Bowman (sk) d S. Holmes 31-16. Division 2: Inverloch 6 lost to San Remo 74. R. Gostling (ld), R. Haugen (2nd), C. Coram (3rd), J. Sutcliffe (sk) lt R. Anketell 25-26. G. Hardy (ld), G. Vernon (2nd), T. Hancock 3rd, N. Everitt (sk) lt G. Cohen 16-20 B. Bain (ld), L. Goss (2nd), T. O’Boyle (3rd) D.

Tarwin Lower

Steady now: Division 1 player Jamie Niziorski prepares to bowl for Leongatha.

Tuesday Pennant saw the Division 2 team lose whilst the Division 3 team had a well earned win against formidable opposition. Saturday Pennant saw the Division 3 team go down by just 1 shot but the Division 5 team managed a 6 shot win at home. Just a reminder that all

Muir (sk) lt C. Farquharson 20-28. Division 3: Inverloch 49 lt Korumburra Gold 85. D. Watt (ld), B. Humphris (2nd), J .Turner (3rd), B. Hensley (sk), lt K. Cecil 14-27. R. Kee (ld), R. Brevitt (2nd), R. Paynting (3rd), R. Howard (sk), lt G. Ingley 17-28. H. Nation (ld), K. Perrett (2nd), J. Miller (3rd), J. Hedley (sk) lt G. Hams 18-30. Division 4: Inverloch 58 lt Leongatha 86. E. Leszkiewiz (ld), B. Growse (2nd), R. Rees (3rd), S. Drew (sk), lt D. McIntyre 27-28. K. Cousins (ld), E. Treadwell (2nd), M. Cargill (3rd), N. Van Grunsven (sk) lt J .Embelton 16-27. G. Dunlop (ld), K. Peterson (2nd), R. Delahoy (3rd), M. Scott (sk), lt R. Saunders 15-31. Division 5: Inverloch 60 lt Meeniyan 89. D. Pease (ld), B. Griffin F(2nd), A. Johnstone (3rd), J. Gillfilan (sk) lt T. Buchner 9-39. R. Dowling (ld), H. Dunn (2nd), P. Sutcliffe (3rd), A. Rowe (sk) d J. Cocking 33-29. A. Moule (ld), D. Oates (2nd), F. Fryer 3rd, Joyce Arnold (sk) lt D. Gillett 1821. Our first two green monthly triples was held last Thursday with a full field of 30 teams. Our club thanks our sponsors, Inverloch Pulse Pharmacy for their generous sponsorship. After playing four games of two bowls triples, there were no four game winners. The winners of the day with three wins and a draw were the Korumburra trio of M. Banik (ld), B. Dilg (2nd) and A. Robertson (sk) with 67 points. There were 10 three game winners, but the team with the most points was W. Massier (ld), F. Martin (2nde), and A. Newsome from Tarwin Lower with 62 points who took the runners-up prize. The lucky draw card prize was won by the team of D. Roberts, R. Rees and J. Sutcliffe. Our annual Try Bowls was quite successful last Sunday morning with a round of a dozen people new to bowling present, trying out our great game. There was a good number of our club members present to assist these first time bowlers. An enjoyable barbecue was held to wind up the day and we thank Ron and Evyonne Kee for their part in the cooking of the sausage sizzle.

club championship games must be played in the next week or so otherwise a walkover will result. Cup Day is upon us and there are very few places still available so make sure you get your name down in the next day or so or you may miss out. Fashions on the Field and Best Hat competitions are being so get your outfits ready now.


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Woorayl LAST Saturday we played a stableford event sponsored by G.R. and T. Plastering. The A Grade winner was our captain on a countback from our new member John Barton, both having 37 points. B Grade went to lefty George Johnson, his 38 points was too good for Rod Goodwin. C Grade and best score of the day was Barry Bowling’s 42 points, winning from Jim Baum. Down the line balls were won by C. James, J. Howard, B. Hogan, G. Blew, G. Fennell, C. Turner, C. Hall, A. Clemann, G. Misson and Otto. The nearest the pins went to: 8th John

Maynard and 17th Col James. Although the inclement weather caused the ladies to pull the plug after nine holes, there was still the nearest the pin on the 8th hole which was won by Di O’Connor. On Thursday Bo Fiek won our competition on a countback with 38 points. Balls going to Ed Poole and John Diaper. Next week we will play for the October monthly medal. The day will be sponsored by Kelvin Smith. Don’t forget our shotgun start on Melbourne Cup Day. The day as always sponsored by Martin Clements.

Leongatha On the course: Dot Jarvis, Lois Young, Inge Giliam, Sharon Lagden and Faye Maynard enjoyed their day of golf at Woorayl on Wednesday.

Meeniyan golf Saturday SATURDAY was a single stroke event. Thanks to the sponsor of the day, Birch Ross & Barlow. Finally after many months and a lot of work we were able to get back onto the back nine with some of the scores showing that a few members had forgotten how to get around. The A Grade winner was Brett McKnight with an excellent net, off a handicap of five. The A Grade runner-up was Craig Buckland with a net 76. The B Grade winner was Ron Findlay with a net 68 on a count back from Jim Cusack with 68 net. Balls down the line went to Ian

Warman 72, Allan Kuhne 73, Henry Mueller 73, Tony McHarg 74 and Chris Buckland with 75. The pro pin on the 2nd was won by Brett McKnight. The members draw was Phil Hutchinson who was not present, so it jackpots to next week. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped out at the working bee on Monday. Next week is a fourball aggregate event.

Tuesday Tuesday was stroke/whiskey day and better weather than the previous Tuesday greeted the players. The winner for the day was Wilf Richards with a net 69. Balls down the line went to Wino

Reilly with a net 71. Best nine was Frank Peile with 33.5 net. Nearest the pin on the 5th was Col Stewart. The 4BBB winners were Henry and Wilf Richards with 141.

Thursday The winner of Thursday’s single stableford event was Reg Hannay with 42 points. Balls down the line went to Wilf Richards with 39 points. Best nine was won by Lloyd Hemphill with 22 points. Nearest the pin on the 2nd was won by Henry Richards.

THE Bill McCaughan fourball championship concluded on Saturday and new names will be added to the honour board. Russ Williams and Barry Attwood combined for their second big win of the year. They scored consistently, returning 77-77-154 for a narrow win in the scratch event. Rob Bride and Alan Adcock took out the handicap event with +9 and +3 for a +12 total. Congratulations to both pairs. The day’s event was won by Ed Poole and John Hassett on +7 from runners-up Rob Thurston and Ron Chaplin, also on +7. Bruce Hutton won pro-pin and Barry Stevens was nearest the pin on the 16th hole. Ball winners: K. Godridge - G. McDonald +7, K. Castwood - B. Stevens +7, D. Malone - A. Edney +6, P. Rayson - C. Indian +6, P. Stivic - C. Leaver +6, R. Davies - C. Hams +6, T. Goldie - G. Tyson +6.

Tuesday Anthony Clemann was clearly the best, his 41 points placing him five points

Meeniyan ladies

3BB winners: from left Sue Hoskin, Gwen Heppell and Lyn Jennison.

CONDITIONS: The course is in peak condition and playing is a pleasure . This is great with the ladies club championships having just begun, and the mens championship starting very soon. On Tuesday October 18 the winner was Athol McGrath (17) with 37 points. Down the line balls to Robert Fulton (15) with 34 points. Nearest the pin went to Dave Hutchinson. Thursday October 20 – Trevor (Kiwi) Jones (29) returned to form to win with 38 points. Down the line balls balls to Neville Thompson (9) 36 points and Greg Dean (12) 35 points. Nearest the pin went to Dave Hutchinson. On Friday October 21 Joy

TUESDAY’S nine hole barbecue Pub event saw 19 players contest the event. The winner on countback on 17 was Stan Walker from Phil Jansen 17. Balls down the line: P. Westaway, K. Hallett 15 countback from K. Lear (birthday boy), L. Pope and P. Hayes 14, J. Paynting 13, J. Roberts, W. Matthews and D. Bligh 11. Achiever’s award Pat Carroll. Pub points: Port Albert 16.33, Welshpool 13.85, Toora 11, Pier Port 8.50. Friday’s chicken run was played in good conditions. A small field was present, with Keith Lear taking home the chook with a score of 18 points. Ball down the line on a three-way countback was Pat Carroll 17 from Grubby Brennan and Alan Hayes. No nearest the pin. Others to score: L. Pope, P. Westaway 15; Joe Paynting, R. Barwick 14; P. Jansen 12, L. Wood 9. Saturday was the nine hole stableford

Foster Golf Club report a long trip away and it was good to see him back. In the ladies event, the winner was Jocelyn Towns (34) with 39 points from Val Gow (38) with 38 points. Tuer Trophy: Noel Black (7) and Neville Thompson (9) had a great match in the final with Noel finishing birdie-par to win one up after being one down with two to go. Winchester singles knockout: Neville Thompson (9) fronted up next day after losing to Noel, and was successful in beating Don Cripps (23) in the final 3/2. Congratulations to Noel and Neville on winning these two prestigious honour board events .

Coming events Tuesday October 25 - stableford; Thursday October 27

Thursday Barry Attwood enjoyed a very good week, adding an eagle two on the third hole to his shared victory in the fourball championship. A Grade was won by David Vorwerg with an excellent 41 points. Ted Bruinewoud survived a five-way countback to take B Grade on 38 points, while 37 points was required just to win a ball. Ball winners: A. Sperling, B. Jamieson, M. Street, B. Hutton 38; P. Hartigan, J. Feddersen, J. Cummins, B. Attwood, F. Debono, I. Sutherland 37. Saturday’s event is stableford, and the following Saturday is both monthly medal and the Star medallist play-off. Please get your entries in for the November tournament commencing on November 10.

Welshpool

WEDNESDAY, October 19 was a beautiful sunny day for our 3BBB competition with five teams competing. The day was won by Sue Hoskin, Gwen Heppell and Lyn Jennison coming in with 82 points. Gwen contributed 40 points to the scorecard. Second place was Maureen Hams, Heather McCaughan and Veronica Park 73 points. We send our best wishes to Irene. The club has lots of competitions coming up. Next Wednesday is stableford. On Friday October 28 Meeniyan is hosting the Joan Beaumont Plate. Melbourne Cup Day is a 10am hit-off. The R & H Poletti championships begin November 2 for the ladies and November 5 for the men. Twilight golf commences Friday November 4, and November 7 is The Olive Harris Bowl. The raffle for one week holiday accommodation will be drawn on Friday November 4, the first night of twilight. Tickets are three for $5, with second prize a voucher at Manna Gum Restaurant, Inverloch.

O’Sullivan streeted the field with the good score of 22 points. Down the line balls ball to John Stone with 18 points. Saturday October 15 was the Lefties versus Righties day, played for trophies donated by Kevin and Marilyn Flett. The Righties showed their superiority to win by two strokes. Kevin Flett himself showed the way for the Righties, with the excellent score of 76-9-67. The best Leftie was Noel Black with 75-7-68. Down the line balls winners were Trevor Jones (29) 68 net and Gary Clavarino (18) and Neville Thompson (9) with 69 net. Nearest the pins went to Norm Cooper and Noel Black. The NAGA went to John Stone. John has just resumed after

ahead of his nearest rival. Trevor Moss survived a countback to get the runner-up prize. Norm Hughes (14th) and M. Wrigley (16th) were nearest the pin winners. Down the line balls: A. Cairns 36, A. Edney, J. Hassett, J. Eabry 35; M. Oliver, R. Burton, G. McDonald, M. Wrigley 34.

- stableford; Friday October 28 – twilight; Saturday October 29 - fourball multiplication for trophies donated by Dezzy and Nic’s Takeaway . Sunday October 30 – Barry Parsons memorial 4BBB stableford - mixed event. This day is a charity day to raise funds for Huntingtons disease research, and trophies are supplied by Phil Worboys and Robyn Galloway. Saturday November 5 - first round of men’s club championship. Friday night members’ draw Maree Baxter missed out on the $400 cash, so the draw jackpots to $450 this week. You need to be in the clubhouse between 7pm and 8 pm to collect the cash available in the members draw. The Happy Hooker

Toora Hotel voucher event. Pappy Pope won with a very creditable score of 21 points from ball down the line Russ Barwick 19. No nearest the pin recorded and other scores were P. Carroll 17, K. Hallett 16 and E. Fischer 13. Sunday saw a small contingent of groups vie for the mixed foursomes championship. Winners with a score of 95 were Russ and Karen Barwick, well done guys. Handicap winners were Alan Hayes and Jeanette Swann net 69. Nearest the pin 17th Keith Lear. Balls down the line to Keith Lear and Fran MacPherson 74½. The men’s comp winner was S. Walker 31 points on countback Pat Carroll. Please note the presentation day will now be held on November 12 following the McAninly 4BBB stableford event. This is a mixed event, so get your partners ready.

Mirboo North THERE were 24 starters for the midweek event on Thursday, October 20. The CCR was 71. A Grade winner was Jeff Hughes (14) 39. Down the line: Garry Shandley (23) 35, Joe Taylor (15) 35, Mal Payne (10) 34 countback. Birdies: 4th Tony Tomada, 6th Joe Kus. A men’s and ladies stableford was played on Saturday, October 22, with 32 starters and the CCR was 71. The event was sponsored by Colin Watson Motors. A Grade winner was Russell Whitelaw (8) 39, runner-up Gordon Graeme (15) 37. B Grade winner Gary Shandley (23) 39, runner-up Doug Taylor (23) 36. Ladies winner Lynne Winderlich (35) 40, runnerup Chris Gunn (20) 36. ACR was 74. Nearest the pin: 4th Ian Evison, 6th Tom Whitelaw, 13th Gary Shandley, 16th Nigel Bracecamp, 1st hole 2nd shot Keith Clerks. Birdies: 6th/16th Tom Whitelaw, 4th Ian Evison, 4th Stephen Mills, 16th Terry Bradshaw, 13th Gary Shandley, 6th Chris Gunn.


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Gippsland netball competes in state titles NETBALL Victoria held its Annual State Titles at the State Netball and Hockey Centre in Melbourne recently.

a couple of goals. After the matches on Saturday, the Open team had won three; lost three and drawn one game, and were sitting sixth on the ladder. The first game on Sunday saw Gippsland come up against North Central, who was sitting second on the ladder. Gippy has not beaten this region for several years, and they knew it was going to be a tough game. The girls came out firing, and produced some fine netball to win by three goals. It was exactly the start that was required. They followed up this win with a draw against Two Bays and a win against Latrobe Valley. Gippy was sitting fifth and needed to win the last

game against Jika, who had just beaten the previously undefeated Dandenong Valley and were sitting third. The game was very tight, and at half time Gippy was leading by one. It was goal for goal in the second half, and just as the siren was about to go, and scores were level, Gippsland was given a penalty shot under the post. A goal would give them the win and a spot in finals. A draw would mean they would miss out. The siren went. Therese took the shot, knowing a finals berth was in her hands. She got it in! Gippsland won the game, ended up fourth and got to play a semi final

Great experience: it was a terrific learning curve for the 15 and Under team which had some close tussles against the best in the state at the titles.

All 16 regions from around the state compete against each other in an action packed weekend of netball. Gippsland Netball Region was represented in all three age groups and gained valuable experience from playing netball at this level. Open team There were 12 teams entered in the Open section of this year’s State titles. The competition proved to be very even, with several games ending in a draw or only being decided by

Sixth place: the 17 and Under Gippsland team placed six out of sixteen teams, winning eight matches along the way.

Open team: the Gippsland Open team made the semi-finals, finishing fourth in the competition.

match against top placed team Dandenong Valley. This is the first time in several years an Open side from Gippsland has made finals. Unfortunately Dandenong Valley was too strong, and Gippsland ended up losing the game by nine. However, we went into the tournament with the goal of making finals, and we did exactly that. We finished the fourth best region in the State – a fantastic achievement. 17 and Under team A team of 10 girls from all over the region were set for a weekend of tough competition which consisted of 16 teams from all over the state. Gippsland won eight matches, drew two and had five losses. Our result for the weekend was six out of 16 teams, what a great experience for all girls who represented our region. They did their clubs and Gippsland very proud. 15 and Under team A team of 10 netballers were selected from 27 very talented hopefuls at a recent Regional Netball Tryouts and played against 16 other teams over the weekend. Although they only had limited success, finishing 10th in the State, the Region can be very proud of these young ladies, as they demonstrated great discipline and determination throughout both days of competition – losing many games by only a very narrow margin.

Johnston continues to unite MDU CLINT Johnston has been confirmed as the senior coach for Meeniyan Dumbalk United Football Club for the 2012 season.

Senior coach for 2012: Clint Johnston leads the MDU Seniors team off the ground following his first game as coach and a victory against Yarram.

Leongatha basketball Results Round 9 Under 10 Mixed: Green 3 v Silver 9, Yellow 4 v Maroon 28, Royal Blue 5 v Black 10, Red 16 v Light Blue 10 Under 12 Boys: Maroon 19 v Black 24, Light Blue 21 v Silver 24, Red 24 v Blue 24. Under 14 Boys: Maroon 16 v Silver 27, Red 20 v Black 22, Royal Blue 33 v Green 13. Under 17 Boys: Black 34 v Green 32, Maroon 34 v Silver 38, Royal Blue - bye. Under 12 Girls: Yellow 26 v Black 0, Navy Blue 19 v Red 6. Under 16 Girls: Purple 19 v Silver 64, Royal Blue 28 v Gold 12. Ladders

Under 10 Mixed Black .........................237.879 Yellow .........................96.078 Maroon .....................148.780 Red............................ 114.035 Royal Blue ..................84.483

24 21 18 18 17

Silver ...........................69.767 Light Blue ................... 42.636 Green ...........................53.425 Under 12 Boys Black .........................131.361 Light Blue ................ 110.588 Maroon ..................... 113.587 Blue .............................76.440 Silver ...........................86.592 Red ..............................87.383 Under 14 Boys Red............................123.684 Silver.........................122.816 Royal Blue ................ 111.688 Maroon .......................90.456 Black ...........................79.845 Green ...........................80.224 Under 17 Boys Silver......................... 116.098 Royal Blue ................100.885 Black ...........................78.682 Maroon .....................120.896 Green ...........................90.984 Under 12 Girls Navy Blue .................249.231 Red..............................98.131 Yellow .......................129.348 Black ...........................26.946 Under 16 Girls Royal Blue ................208.264 Silver.........................194.776 Gold ............................57.261 Purple .........................52.599

15 11 8 25 18 17 17 15 13 21 20 16 16 16 10 23 19 19 18 17 20 18 16 5 25 20 12 12

Clint took over the role from former coach Leigh Wilson, who left the club under controversial circumstances half way through the season. Finishing fifth on the ladder, the senior team competed in finals for the first time in eight years under Clint’s lead. While the club an-

Summer pool Results Grizzlys 7 d Meeniyan 2, Gingers 6 d Otago 3, Gladiators 5 d Bairs 4, Titans 5 d Gunners 4. Round 2 draw: Tuesday - Meeniyan v Bairs, Titans v Otago; Wednesday - Gladiators v Grizzlys, Gingers v Gunners.

Ladder WL Grizzlys ........................ 1 Gingers ......................... 1 Gladiators .................... 1 Titans ............................ 1 Gunners ......................... - 1 Bairs .............................. - 1 Otago ............................. - 1 Meeniyan....................... - 1

F 7 6 5 5 4 4 3 2

A 2 3 4 4 5 5 6 7

% 350.0 200.0 125.0 125.0 80.0 80.0 50.0 28.5

nounced he would be once again filling the position during the finals series in early September, it was once again confirmed at the football Annual General Meeting last Wednesday night. Leaving all recent dramas in the past, the club hopes to move forward and improve further on their 2011 season. A new football club president was also selected at the AGM, with former club president Michael Taylor formally stepping down and Adrian Coulter filling the role. Adrian said he was excited to take on the challenge and opportunity in what he hopes is another successful year for the club. With a number of new faces in the committee, former netball club president Darlene Jones also stepped down, allowing Ashlee Charlton to take on the position. Following a successful season for a number of netball grades, the club eagerly welcomed Ashlee on board as president. With coaching applications closing on October 28, it has not yet been confirmed who will fill all other coaching positions.

C Grade: Baromi Lions (Mirboo North). Paris and Geoff from Fish Creek congratulate winners Keegan and Alastair from Baromi Lions. Baromi Lions won this set 6 games to Fish Creek’s 4 games after a hard fought set. Baromi went on to win the match 24 games to 10 games.

Junior tennis

The Mirboo North Association hit off last week with some great tennis.

B Grade: Fraser serves a winner in the local Derby at Fish Creek with FC Red playing FC White. Fish Creek White ended up being clear winners on the day with 5 sets, 31 games to 1 set, 15 games.

The association has 24 teams that come from Fish Creek through to Leongatha, Mardan and Mirboo North. Last week saw a very strong performance by Leongatha Federer in the A Grade, B Grade saw Leongatha North and Leongatha Stosurs clearly won whilst Mardan Red did well in C Grade.


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Wonthaggi hosts showjumping competition WONTHAGGI Pony Club hosted the fourth round of the West Gippsland Zone Show Jumping Championships on Sunday, October 16.

This event is also a Pony Club State qualifier for those riders wishing to compete at State level. Organisers and competitors arrived early at the grounds not knowing what to expect with the weather, as the sky was black and looking very threatening and the wind blowing. Despite the odd heavy downpour throughout the day, riders kept smiling and went about their showjumping in what turned out to be a very pleasant and successful day for the club. The event was very well supported, with 85 riders competing in six

different levels: A, B, C, D, E and F Grade of competition, travelling from as far away as the Mornington Peninsula, Hastings, Drouin, Hallam Valley, Upper Beaconsfield, Langwarrin, Cannibal Creek, Moe, Chelsea, Monbulk, Cranbourne, Pakenham, as well as local clubs; Phillip Island, Tarwin Lower, Berrys Creek, Corner Inlet, Loch, Nyora, Korumburra and Meeniyan, Winners of each section were as follows: A Grade: Champion - Emily Hill riding Marena Comet (Loch Nyora), Reserve Champion - Jacob Wells riding Ise of Khan (Pakenham). B Grade: Champion Victoria Watson riding BC Sailor Moon (Cranbourne), Reserve Champion – Lauren Claessen riding Harry (Wonthaggi PC). C Grade Grace McLean riding Aunty Edna (Loch Nyora), Reserve

Champion – Laura Travis riding Marquis Millennnium (Hallam Valley). D Grade Champion - Calem Dunks riding Lacy (Cranbourne), Reserve Champion - Emma Spencer riding Ultimate Chaos (Phillip Island). E Grade Champion Austin Timmins riding Quiver (Meeniyan), Reserve Champion – Madalyn Waugh riding Tundra Park Story Book (Moe). F Grade Champion – Lachlan Burns riding Rosie (Wonthaggi PC), Reserve Champion Ellie Boura riding Arney (Upper Beaconsfield): Judges for the day were Jim Brown from Moe and Ian Chalmers from Fish Creek. Wonthaggi Pony Club welcomes enquiries from anyone wishing to join. Pony. Club contact details: website: www.wonthaggi.ponyclubvic.org

Players needed

• BENA TENNIS CLUB

Tennis honour for Bena’s Ronda Castle At a recent function, to acknowledge the contribution of community and club members who helped with some renovations at the clubrooms, Ronda Castle was presented with a Life Membership of the Bena Tennis Club. Ronda started playing tennis as a junior at the age of 12. At 17 she commenced as secretary. Over her 35 year involvement with the administration of the club, she has held office bearing positions for 27 of them. She is the current president. Ronda also represents Bena Tennis Club on the S.G. Mid Week Ladies committee and has done so for many years. She currently plays in the Mid Week Ladies and Saturday competitions. The club has only one other living Life Member, Mr Hughie Opray, who received his award in 1981.

THE Leongatha Tennis Club is looking for more players to join a team or fill-in regularly from now until mid-March with a few weeks’ break for Christmas and the New Year. Section Four had four teams last year but this year at the moment there are only two. Beginners are most welcome. For more information please contact Michelle Krohn 5662 2127 or Greg Marshman 5662 3558.

Allambee Mirboo & District tennis MATCHES were washed out this week.

Easy over: Lachlan Burns rides Rosie from Wonthaggi PC – Lachlan was the F Grade Champion.

The weather did improve but the courts were too wet. A Grade and A Reserve were all washed out, and there was only one result received from B Grade. Be sure to report your results even if a wash out. The association covers a big area and sometimes the weather is alright in an area. The men’s and ladies tournament is only two weeks away, have your pairs ready.

Top rider: Jacob Wells of Pakenham rides Isle of Khan in the A Grade competition (Reserve A Grade Champion).

Two lifers: Life member Hughie Opray with new Bena Tennis Club life member Ronda Castle.

Way to go: Wonthaggi table tennis player Brittney Taylor with the gold medal she won at the NSW national junior championships recently. The Under 15 player’s team went through the competition undefeated.

• WONTHAGGI TABLE TENNIS

Leading player to Sam

TWELVE-year-old Sam Chetland won his singles last week with comparative ease, to take out the leading player title in the last B Grade match of the season. Sam’s brother Daniel tied with Brittney Taylor for the same title last year. (Brittney and Daniel now play in A Reserve.) Four other Chetland siblings have taken out various titles over the years - table tennis talent certainly runs in the family.

Five team finalists

As If ........................... 28 31 (67) (Hector Hilberto, Angus Brown) Magpies ..................... 28 24 (49) (Heitor Hilberto, Noah Lugt-Cole)

Agent Awesome ......... 24 28 (62) (Sean Michael, Josh Bailey) Spinners .................... 20 25 (57) (Zach Anstey, Jayden Mendola) Butterfly ..................... 20 25 (56) (Sam Chetland, Louis Paxton)

Qualifying finals will be held on Thursday November 3 at the Table Tennis Centre, 7pm to 8pm. The top team (As If) does not have to play. Junior Championships Events will be held on Thursday (October 27) at the Table Tennis Centre. Entry fee is $5 and players must have participated in B Grade or A Reserve competition matches this year. Play commences at 6 pm. sharp and concludes at

8.30 pm. A Reserve WSC (Wayne Pitts, Sam Chetland, Caitlyn Taylor) are emerging as a serious threat with another conclusive win last week. Eleven-year-old Caitlyn is coming up with some surprising wins and their doubles combinations are very good. The team is well rounded with three focused and determined players. Another team making waves is Young Guns (Daniel Chetland, Luke Anstey, Heitor Hilberto). Daniel took leading player Dean Snelling (Bench Warmers) to five games last week. Young Guns sneaked

Well supported: Stephanie Carfrae from Wonthaggi Pony Club rides Touch Up in the C Grade competition.

over the line with a 5-4 match result.

Ladder A Grade Thor............................ 16 WSC ........................... 16 Turbo Charged.......... 12 GMT ............................. 8 Young Guns .................. 8 KGM ............................. 8 Bench Warmers............. 4 Team Awesome (bye) ... 4 Ping Pong Dudes .......... 4

24 21 21 20 19 18 21 13 11

(87) (73) (72) (74) (72) (71) (78) (58) (39)

Leading players Dean Snelling ................... 10 M Grenville......................... 7 Nancy Pattinson .................. 7 Kyle Cester ......................... 6 Michael Mao (bye) ............. 6 Brittney Taylor .................... 6 Wayne Pitts ......................... 6 Heitor Hilberto.................... 6

(30) (21) (21) (22) (21) (20) (19) (19)

C Grade: Alex O’Sullivan riding Voe from Tarwin Lower Pony Club.


“THE STAR”, Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - PAGE 59

• KORUMBURRA VOLLEYBALL

Success for volleyball women KORUMBURRA Volleyball womens’ teams have topped off a good year in volleyball, winning in three major competitions.

Above: Division 2 gold medal winners: Korumburra, back, Genevieve Ryan, Tegan Allott, Leisa Douma, Grace Rounds, Suzie Saario, coach Geoff Glare. Front, Rachel Brown, Sarah Damon, Carla Fletcher.

With a strong line-up of upcoming juniors, the women have mostly been able to field two teams. The addition of Serena Vigezzi, Italian exchange student at Mary MacKillop College, and Catherine Mercer, who has recently moved from Western Australia where she represented her state in National Juniors, has added depth to the teams. Megan Prentice and Genevieve Ryan have been working hard at their game - both training locally and with the Gippsland Sports Academy volleyball program. The Korumburra 1 team have just won this year’s Gippsland Regional Volleyball League Women’s finals. In the first semi-final, Korumburra II had lost to Bairnsdale in three sets after a very tight first set, which they narrowly lost 26 to 24. Unfortunately, Morwell had to forfeit the other semi-final due to a number of injured players. Korumburra I then met Bairnsdale in the grand final and in a hard fought game won 3 sets to 1. The win was keenly felt by Korumburra as in this year’s Country Championships at Horsham in June, Korumburra had lost a tight five set game (15:13 in the last set) to Bairnsdale in the Division 1 competition. Because of an unusual draw, this loss knocked them out of finals contention. Meanwhile Bairnsdale went

on to win the Division1. However the Korumburra II Women’s team had great success at the Country Championships in the Division 2 Women’s competition. They went through the whole tournament undefeated and beat the favoured home team, Horsham, in three straight sets to be gold medal winners. The Korumburra men also did well. After a somewhat gruelling tournament time table, they defeated Moe to win bronze in the Men’s Division 2 competition. In addition, individual players received All Star Six awards at the Country Championships – Jan Fletcher Division 1 Women; Suzie Saario Division 2 Women; and Peter Saario Division 2 Men. Coach, Geoff Glare, should have received a medal too as he coached both of the women’s teams at the tournament. More recently, Korumburra’s Junior women’s team, won gold in the U/19 Women’s division in the Moe Junior Volleyball tournament on August 29. With help from 10-yearold, James Mercer, they played some very tight games. Korumburra beat Lavalla 25:22; 25:22 in the grand final. Locally, the volleyball season at Leongatha SPLASH is well underway, with Giants and HELP on top of the A and B Grade ladders respectively. Short men’s and women’s only competitions are planned for the near future and beach volleyball will kick off on the sand court outside SPLASH in November – contact Tom on 5658 1043 for more details.

Above: grand final winners: Korumburra 1,back, Mandy Fletcher, Liselott Webster, Jan Fletcher, Kristen Sanders, coach Geoff Glare. Front, Serena Vigezzi, Jenny Damon, Megan Prentice.

Men’s Division 2 bronze medal winners Korumburra: back Nic Ryan, Craig Williams, Shannon Bestenbreuer, Nick Crawford, Russell Brown, Pete Saario, Craig Brown. Front, Robert Damon, Alek Ryan, Fraser Cash.

Moe Junior Volleyball tournament: U/19 Women’s grand final winners, Korumburra, back, Catherine Mercer, Serena Vigezzi, Genevieve Ryan, Megan Prentice, Carla Fletcher, coach Nick Crawford. Front, Rachel Brown, James Mercer. • LEONGATHA LITTLE ATHS

Friends come out to play

High flier: Angus Ritchie puts in a determined effort to leap over the bar in the U10 boys high jump.

Easy does it: Cobie Standfield shows great style in the Under 10 girls high jump.

RAIN was on its way, but thankfully held off last Saturday morning at the Leongatha velodrome oval as a strong showing of more than 140 young athletes from around the district, including around 20 ‘bring a friend’ competitors, completed a wide range of track and field events in cool and calm conditions. The friends brought an extra layer of fun, enthusiasm and competitiveness to the day, in which another centre record was broken for the Leongatha Little Athletics Club and the first ‘Personal Best’ achievements were recorded as athletes improved on performances from previous weeks. Wes Graeme again placed his name in the records book, landing in the sandpit 10.71 metres from the board in the Under 14 Boys triple jump. There were also 54 Personal Bests (PBs) recorded: Under 7 Boys M. Keitley shotput, vortex; T. Rich-

ards vortex; H. Herbert long jump; E. Colwill vortex, long jump; D. Abernethy vortex, long jump; D. Shone long jump. Under 7 Girls M. Kenzie long jump; C. Caithness vortex; L. Bevis vortex; J. Bevis vortex; N. Crimp vortex; C. Molloy vortex; B. Tudor vortex; Z. Gardner vortex. Under 8 Boys C. Quinlan shotput; C. Riseley 100m; R. Giliam 100m. Under 10 Boys R. Patterson high jump. Under 10 Girls J. Rhoden high jump; M. Cruickshank high jump; A. Marshman discus; L. Colwill discus; C. Standfield discus. Under 11 Boys M. Boasman high jump; S. Kennedy high jump. Under 11 Girls L Riseley discus; L. Graeme dis-

cus, 50m; R. Martin high jump; A. Forrester high jump, discus; H. Wight discus, 50m, high jump; S. Allen high jump; A. Tudor discus, 50m. Under 12 Girls S. Graley javelin, long jump, 50m; E. Burns long jump; T. Swan 50m; N. Allen javelin, 50m. Under 13 Boys C Alexander 50m, 800m. Under 14 Boys S. Forrester shotput, 800m. Under 14 Girls G. Riseley 50m; G. Martin shotput. As always, new members are very welcome at the club, which holds its next meeting for the season this Saturday, October 29, starting at 9.20am. More information can be found on the club’s website: www.leongathalac. com; or contact club registrar Helen Patterson on 5662 4797.

On your marks: These Under11 athletes and bring-a-friend competitors prepare to launch into a superfast 50m sprint.


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• LDCA A GRADE DIVISION ONE

Inverloch stays at the top INVERLOCH remains as the only undefeated side in the top division after a rain affected round on Saturday.

Heavy rain started falling at many venues at around the start of play, putting paid to some games while others were completed. In the two Division One games completed Inverloch 6/154 defeated Glen Alvie 9/91. Glen Alvie batted first and never once looked settled in the conditions, a top score of 16 recorded by Peter Roberts. Kit Rothier with 4/17 and Dylan Clark 4/15 did all the damage. In reply Inverloch had a few good starters with the bat, openers Taberner, 29, and Thornby 26 were backed up by Jason Smith’s 34 not out and Jason Dennerley’s 39 not out.

In the other contest Imperials out for just 117 were overtaken by OMK in the 34th over, finishing with 9/121. Gary Sauvarin 28 got the Imps off to a solid start along with Luke Rogers 22 and Mick Adkins 26 but all other batsmen fell away. Kris Kerr with 44 and Jason Wilson with 30 were the backbones of the OMK reply. The other two matches were abandoned. A GRADE DIVISION 1 GLEN ALVIE v INVERLOCH 1st innings Glen Alvie S. Lowe c. A. Hall b. K .Rothier............................8 S. Edwards c. W. Taberner b. D. Clark .............................13 P. Roberts c. K. Rothier b. D. Clark .............................16 D. Hales lbw. b. D. Clark ...........1 D. Tiziani c. W. Taberner b. K. Rothier..........................14 W. Luke lbw. b D. Clark ............1 B. Ould c. W. Rankin b. K. Rothier..........................15 D. Leach b. J. Smith ...................5 D. Williams lbw. b. K. Rothier...1 J. Hales n.o. ................................0 K. Simpson n.o...........................5 Extras .......................................12

Total ......................................9/91 Bowling: R. Thomas 0/13, K. Rothier 4/17, A. Hall 0/14, L. Rankin 0/9, D. Clark 4/15, J. Smith 1/20. 1st innings Inverloch W. Taberner c. J. Hales b. D. Williams .......................29 T. Thornby c. Hales D. Williams ...........................26 J. Smith n.o. .............................34 D. Clark c. W. Luke b. D. Williams .......................10 K. Rothier c. P. Roberts b. K. Simpson..........................0 W. Rankin r.o. ............................1 D. Ruffin c&b. D. Williams .......2 J. Dennerley n.o. ......................39 Extras .......................................13 Total ....................................6/154 Bowling: D. Hales 0/34, J. Hales 0/32, B. Ould 0/33, D. Williams 4/26, K. Simpson 1/25. OMK v IMPERIALS 1st innings OMK D. Lloyd c. A. Pellin b. J. Bloom ..............................8 K. Kerr c. M. Elliott b. N. Eddy .............................44 A. Rose b. B. Davidson..............6 G. Pickles c. L. Rogers c. B. Davidson .........................0 J. Wilson c. J. Bloom b. M. Elliott ...........................30 B. Wyatt c. A. Pellin b. N. Eddy ...............................7 T. Wyatt c. A. Myer b. M. Elliott 0 J. Van Rooye n.o. .......................3 P. Dell r.o. ...................................2 J. Cochrane c. L. Ballagh

b. M. Elliott .............................0 A. Meade n.o. .............................1 Extras .......................................20 Total ....................................9/121 Bowling: L. Rogers 0/18, J. Bloom 1/19, B. Davidson 2/21, R. Higgins 0/19, M. Elliott 3/24, N. Eddy 2/18. 1st innings Imperials G. Sauvarin c. B. Wyatt b. J. Van Rooye .....................28 N. Eddy c. A. Rose b. J. Cochrane..........................9 L. Rogers b. G. Pickles ............22 M. Elliott b. B. Wyatt .................2 M. Adkins lbw. b. G. Pickles ..26 A. Pellin stp. A. Rose b. J. Van Rooye .......................1 L. Ballagh c. D. Lloyd b P. Dell ...................................5 A. Meyer c. B. Wyatt b. P. Dell ..................................1 B. Davidson b. P. Dell ................1 J. Bloom b. B. Wyatt ..................0 Extras .......................................22 Total ....................................... 117 Bowling: A. Meade 0/23, J. Cochrane 1/26, P. Dell 3/5, G. Pickles 2/27, B. Wyatt 2/10, J. Van Rooye 2/20, D. Lloyd 0/1. NERRENA v WONTHAGGI MINERS Match abandoned KORUMBURRA v WONTHAGGI WORKMENS Match abandoned

• LDCA A GRADE DIVISION TWO

Island, Koony get the points PHILLIP Island and Koonwarra/Leongatha RSL were the victors in completed Division Two matches on Saturday.

Koony batted first and made 8/141, defending this by having Foster out for just 9/88. Sam Sperling batted superbly in the conditions with 42, with Chaseling taking 4/30 for Foster. Foster was never in the hunt, Chaseling completing a good match for the Tigers with 20. Brayden Moscript and Josh Moore took two apiece for the Cougars. Phillip Island showed great form with the bat, making 9/178 to defeat Fish Creek 8/92.

Eli Richards 66 and Tony Hornsby 46 dominated the batting. Fish Creek/Tarwin’s veterans in Watkins 20, Wilkins 25 and Webster 30 tried hard in the chase but the Creek fell well short. MDU 2/191 dominated this match and was unlucky not to get the points with Killy/Bass at 4/99 when the match was drawn and nearing a conclusion. A GRADE DIVISION 2 KOONWARRA RSL v FOSTER 1st innings Koonwarra RSL J. Moore c. M. Lynch b. J. Richer ..............................5 N. Grimes c. G. Griggs b. P. Dower ..............................4 S. Moore c. M. Lynch b. F. Griggs ..............................3 S. Sperling b. S. Chaseling.......42 B. Moscript c. A. Moore b. S. Chaseling ......................16 B. Anderson c. J. Richer b. F. Griggs ..............................4

Flying man: Jake Cochrane delivers for OMK as Imperials’ Gary Sauvarin prepares to dash, at the Wonthaggi turf.

B. Thomas b. S. Chaseling .......17 S. Turner c&b. S. Chaseling.....18 J. Hughes n.o. .............................4 T. Davison n.o. .........................10 Extras .......................................18 Total ....................................8/141 Bowling: P. Dower 1/27, J. Richer 1/8, F. Griggs 2/30, J. Prain 0/17, A. Moore 0/6, J. Toner 0/23, S. Chaseling 4/30. 1st innings Foster M. Lynch c ...............................15 J. Toner c. ..................................0 A. Moore c. ...............................1 S. Westaway c. ........................17 P. Dower c. ................................5 J. Prain c. ...................................2 J. Chaseling c. ...........................0 B. Busuttil c. .............................0 J. Richer n.o. ..............................6 S. Chaseling stp. ......................20 F. Griggs n.o. ..............................1 Extras .......................................21 Total ......................................9/88 Bowling: T. Davison 0/18, J. Kennedy 2/11, B. Moscript 3/18, J. Moore 3/13, B. Thomas 1/11, S. Turner 0/14. KILCUNDA-BASS v MDU Match drawn POOWONG-LOCH v TOWN Match drawn PHILLIP ISLAND v FISH CREEK 1st innings Phillip Island E. Richards c. S. Rabbitt b. M. Watkins ........................66 J. Broomhall. r.o. ........................1

T. Hornsby r.o...........................46 S. Murdoch c&b. J. Flanders ...14 A. Manteit c&b. D. Britton .......9 A Matthews lbw. M. Watkins .....1 L. Cleeland c&b. M .Watkins ....2 M. Price c&b. S. Rabbitt ............4 S. Boyack c. N. Wilkins b. M. Watkins ..........................1 G. Odgers n.o. ............................4 D. Johnston n.o. .........................1 Extras .......................................29 Total ....................................9/178 Bowling: S. Rabbitt 1/33, D. Britton 1/31, N. Wilkins 0/19, J. Flanders 1/38, T. Smith 0/31, M. Watkins 4/24. 1st innings Fish Creek G. Watkins c. T. Hornsby b. A. Matthews ......................20 M. Watkins b. G. Odgers............3 N. Wilkins c. S. Murdoch b. D. Johnston .......................25 S. Rabbitt c. A. Manteit b. G. Odgers ............................5 G. Webster b. M. Price ............30 J. Buckland c. S. Murdoch b. D. Johnson...........................0 D. Britton b. S. Murdoch ...........3 J. Flanders n.o. ...........................2 T. Smith b. M .Price ...................0 H. Buckland n.o. ........................0 Extras .........................................4 Total ......................................8/92 Bowling: S. Murdoch 1/17, S. Boyack 0/15, G. Odgers 2/24, A. Matthews 1/14, D. Johnston 2/14, M. Price 2/6.

Got it: OMK’s Kris Kerr launches from the outfield.

On feet: Imperials’ Nick Eddy gets a ball away as OMK’s Barry Wyatt dashes in.

Score a cricket grant TIME is running out for cricket clubs across Australia to apply for one of 200 cricket grants from the Commonwealth Bank valued at $1750 each. Grants for Grassroots Cricket™ applications close on Sunday October 30 at 5pm. Grants for Grassroots Cricket™, now in its third year, provides successful cricket clubs across Australia with $1000 cash and $750 worth of new equipment, including one shade marquee, 50 water bottles, 30 field markers, one kit bag, two sets of stumps and four cricket counters. Ms Poppy Fassos, Commonwealth Bank General Manager, Group Sponsorships, said the Grants for Grassroots Cricket™ program is about showing support for local communities and cricket clubs across Australia. “This year we are encouraging everyone involved in all levels of cricket to apply for a grant for their local club. Commonwealth Bank recognises the important role of supporting grassroots cricket, and everyone involved in local cricket clubs across Australia,” Ms Fassos commented. To apply for a grant or for more information on Commonwealth Bank’s Grants for Grassroots Cricket™ program visit www.lovecricket.com.au Grant applications close at 5pm on Sunday, October 30. Winners will be announced from November 14.

Leongatha District Cricket Association Umpire Appointments EVANS PETROLEUM Round 4 - October 29 Home team Grade A1 Imperials Won Workmens Won Miners Inverloch Grade A2 FCT MDU Foster L’gatha Town Salmon Grade B1 Nerrena Phillip Island OMK Glen Alvie Browne Grade B2 Koonwarra-RSL Poowong-Loch Korumburra Kil-Bass Grade C1 L’gatha Town Won Workmens Won Miners Korumburra Grade C2 MDU Blue Kil-Bass Poowong-Loch N.A. Koonwarra/RSL Imperials Won Workmens

Away Team

Ground

Umpire

v Nerrena v Glen Alvie v OMK v Korumburra

LG Turf Won Turf WFG Kor

A. Jordan Terry Rogers M. Heenan G. Laird

v K’’warra-RSL FCT Turf S. Lanyon v Poowong-Loch Meen Les White v Phillip Island Foster Golf Club John Lea v Kil-Bass West Campus 1 C. v Imperials Nerrena B. Thomas v Won Workmens Cowes A. Roberts v Won Miners Outtrim M. Wishart v Inverloch Glen Alvie D. v FCT v MDU v OMK v L’gatha Town

Koon Loch K’burra Bass # 1

v Nerrena v Inverloch

WC # 2 N.A. McMahon Res. N.A. T.B.A. N.A. Kor Sec. College N.A.

v Kil-Bass v Phillip Island

N.A. N.A. N.A. Bob Allan

v MDU Red v Foster v Phillip Is.

Dumbalk N.A. Bass # 2 N.A. Poowong

v OMK

Mary McKillop College N.A. LSC.E. Campus N.A. Bye

v Glen Alvie


“THE STAR”, Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - PAGE 61

• LDCA B GRADE DIVISION TWO

‘Burra, OMK set for showdown THE two undefeated teams in B2, Korumburra and OMK, will meet in a showdown this weekend in what will be an early indicator of premiership favouritism.

Both OMK and Korumburra completed victories over Koonwarra/ Leongatha RSL and Fish Creek respectively. Koony batted first and made 8/104 against the Diggers; Callum Moscript opening with 31. Diggers openers Peter Miller 36 and George Lomagno made sure this match was in their keeping with Dean Jeffries finishing well with 23. Korumburra 8/196 was too good for the Fishy/Tarwin boys 9/108. Trevor Allen was the standout here with a fine 62 for the Cobras. Pouw 40 and Spokes 32 tried to get Fishy/Tarwin moving but the innings fell away badly. In another result Killy Bass 6/130 defeated MDU 101. Heath Grace was magnificent in the bowling de-

partment, taking a brilliant 8/19 for Killy/Bass. Town and Poowong/ Loch played a drawn contest. B GRADE DIVISION 2 OMK v KOONWARRA RSL 1st innings OMK P. Miller lbw. b ......................... 36 G. Lomagno n.o. ...................... 38 C. O’Brien r.o............................. 3 C. Walker r.o. ........................... 10 D. Jeffries c. ............................ 23 N. Grist n.o................................. 2 Extras ......................................... 9 Total ....................................4/121 Bowling: S. Paterson 0/10, D. O’Connor 0/18, D. Pearce 1/16, J. Pickersgill 0/37, E. Charles 0/15, B. Summers 0/9, N. Summers 1/11, B. Van Rooy 0/4. 1st innings Koonwarra RSL C. Moscript c&b G. Lomagno . 31 L. Enter b. C. O’Brien.............. 16 S. Paterson r.o. ......................... 14 D. Pearce c. C. O’Brien b. M. Hems............................14 E. Charles c. N. Grist b. C. O’Brien ...........................5 N. Summers b. C. O’Brien .........4 S. Anderson c. P. Miller b. N. Grist................................0 D. O’Connor c&b. N. Grist.......3 B. van Rooy n.o. ........................3 B. Summers n.o. .........................0 Extras .......................................14 Total ....................................8/104 Bowling: G. Lomagno 1/17, M. Hems 1/22, D. Wylie 0/16, G. Knox 0/21, C. O’Brien 3/21, N. Grist 2/2. MDU v KILCUNDA-BASS 1st innings MDU T. Zukovskis lbw. b. R. Duff ......2 D. Thomas lbw. b. H. Grace .....27 W. Prosser b. H. Grace .............22 L. Mercer b. H. Grace ................9 H. Sinclair b. H Grace ................8

N. Hill b. H. Grace .....................2 K. Sinclair c. J .Brown b. R. Duff ..............................12 S. Riley b. H. Grace ...................0 M. Olden c. T. Aplin b. H. Grade ..............................0 B. Thomas c. S. Cunningham b. H. Grace ..............................0 B. Coulter n.o. ..........................10 Extras .......................................13 Total .......................................105 Bowling: J. Brown 0/5, R. Duff 2/20, R. Miller 0/12, B. Egeberg 0/30, H. Grace 8/19, S. Cunningham 0/12. 1st innings Kilcunda-Bass T. Aplin c. S. Riley ...................32 D. Clay c&b. S. Riley ................4 J. Brown c. L. Mercer b. S. Riley................................0 H. Grace c. H. Sinclair b. B. Thomas .........................38 D. Matheson b. B. Thomas ........9 B. Nicholls c. L. Mercer b. Thomas ................................1 B. Egeberg r.o.............................1 R. Duff n.o. ..............................28 R. Miller n.o. ..............................6 Extras ....................................... 11 Total ....................................6/130 Bowling: T. Zukovskis 0/20, L. Mercer 0/8, S. Riley 2/1, K. Sinclair 0/13, B. Coulter 0/33, H. Sinclair 1/14, B. Thomas 3/24, M. Olden 0/16. TOWN v POOWONG-LOCH Match drawn. FISH CREEK v KORUMBURRA 1st innings Fish Creek J. Spokes c. J. Oxlee b. P. Dunlevie ........................32 B. Edwards b. J. Oxlee ..............6 J. Pouw c. N. Allen b. D. Fearnley........................40 J. Hibberd c. M. Olden b. D. Fearnley..........................0 M. Bright b. P. Dunlevie ............6 G. Staley c. J. Greenwood b. N. Allen ...............................2

Cut shot: Koonwarra/Leongath RSL opening batsman, Leo Enter cuts for 2 runs during his innings of 16 on Saturday. Photo by Mark Drury. A. Law c. K. Miller b. P. Dunlevie ..........................9 C. Fisher c. B. Codolucci b. N. Allen ...............................0 G. Buckland lbw. b. P. Dunlevie ..........................5 L. Buckland n.o. .........................0 Extras .........................................8 Total ....................................9/108

Bowling: M. Olden 0/13, J. Oxlee 1/21, J. Greenwood 0/27, D. Fearnley 2/19, N. Allen 2/10, P. Dunlevie 4/15. 1st innings Korumburra J. Greenwood lbw. b. G. Buckland ......................30 K. Miller c. J. Hibberd b. J. Pouw ................................3

M. Olden r.o. ............................23 T. Allen c. J. Spokes b. C. Fisher ............................62 J. Oxlee b. J. Spokes ...............29 D. Fearnley c. J. Spokes b. A. Law ...............................18 N. Allen b. A. Law .....................5 P. Dunlevie c. J. Pouw b. A. Law .................................3

B. Rawson n.o. ...........................6 B. Codolucci n.o. .......................2 Extras .......................................15 Total ....................................8/196 Bowling: J. Spokes 1/34, J. Pouw 1/17, G. Buckland 1/18, J. Hibberd 0/19, A. Law 3/23, C. Fisher 1/42, G. Staley 0/37.

• LDCA B GRADE DIVISION ONE

• GCL UNDER 16s

Three out of four ain’t bad THREE matches were decided in B Grade Division One cricket with Miners on top of the ladder and the only undefeated side after defeating Nerrena. GCL Under 16’s: LDCA team competed against Bairnsdale on Sunday. Back Row Geoff Wyatt, Peter Dell Asst Coach ,Michael Manteit V Capt. Brok Davidson, Thomas Hamilton, Jack Flanders, Jai Prain Craig Harvey (Coach), Front Row Blake Moscript, Lochie McLean, Keanu Miller V Capt, Matt Borschman Captain, Jakeb Thomas, James Honeysett, Royston McGavin.

Bairnsdale home by 28 runs

THE round one GCL contest between Leongatha and Bairnsdale Under 16’s on Sunday at Wyung resulted in a win to Bairnsdale. After arriving at the ground to find the turf wet from overnight rain we found we had been moved to the synthetic pitch on the Cameron White Oval. Matt Borschman in his first game as captain won the toss and elected to bat. In dampish conditions James Honeysett and Keanu Miller opened the batting against a solid attack; they added 51 runs from 20 overs before James was out caught for 33 followed shortly after by Kenau for 8. They had set the team up for a good score but unfortunately our batsmen did not take advantage of James and Keanu’s hard work. Bairnsdale introduced a couple of spinners R Ingrouille and K Day and suddenly with the help of some great glove work by Will Paterson (3 stumpings) we lost Matt Borschman(4), Blake Moscript(0), Brok Davidson (0),and Michael Man-

teit (6) and we were 6 for 61 and in trouble. Royston McGavin 22 not out Thomas Hamilton 12 and Jakeb Thomas 10 helped to get the score up to 95 Jai prain (2) and Lochie Mclean (0) stayed with Royston to get the score to 111. R Ingrouille did the damage with 5 for 23 off 10 overs. Bairnsdale batted after lunch with Jakeb Thomas and Jack Flanders opening the attack, both picking up a wicket to have Bairnsdale 2 for 13 which brought Will Paterson to the crease. Despite losing two partners, B Calnin LBW to Brok Davidson for 2 and J Hammond run out 0 by Jack Flanders, and the team being 4 for 29, Paterson set about making a well compiled 89 (12 fours) which was the difference between the two teams. Bairnsdale’s 139 was enough to get them over line by 28 runs. Our two opening bowlers were the pick of the bowlers with Jakeb taking 1 for 19 and Jack Flanders 2 for 20 off 10 overs. Other wicket takers were Brok Davidson 3 for

37, Matt Borschman 1 for 1, Blake Moscript 1 for 11 and Royston McGavin 1 for 0. Fielding was good (7 catches and a runout & stumping) and only 3 sundries (1 wide & 2 Byes) Coaches Craig Harvey and Peter Dell led the team well and the boys will benefit a lot from their experience and knowledge of the game. As only four of the boys had played at this level previously it was a good effort as Bairnsdale, without the exceptional effort of one player, might have one the game. The players all worked hard and supported each other, we have added three players for the two 20/20’s at Sale namely Daniel Turton, Brodie Johnston and Jake Buckland off his 100 and 75 in Under 16’s as a couple of players being unavailable. We are looking at performances each week at all levels with two or three boys pushing for selection which means the players in the team have to work hard.

Miners batted first and made 6/160. In reply Nerrena struggled before being 8/124 after their 40 overs. Nerrena never recovered after their first three were back in the pavilion with the score on 24. Imperials made just 99 and were never in the hunt against OMK who replied with 5/111 after 34 overs. Paul Harper top scored with 55 to ensure victory. Workmens 6/212 made one of the best totals in the round to defeat Glen Alvie 7/111. Some great scores recorded by the Workers here with David Dutchman 79 opening and David Britt 76. These two scored a fine 151 partnership. Phillip Island, defending just 80, drew Inverloch who finished at 7/47 before the match was abandoned. B GRADE DIVISION 1 IMPERIALS v OMK 1st innings Imperials A. Hosking lbw. b. R. White ......2 M. O’Loughlin c. D. McMeekin b. R. White ..............................0 J. Forrester b. R. White ............29 R. McGavin b. J. Paterson .........4 S. McLennan c. G. Miller b. D. McMeekin ....................20 G. Forrester c. T. Knox b. D. McMeekin ......................0 R. O’Loughlin c. T. Miller b. S. Checkley .......................15 D. Johnson b. B. Maguire ..........1 Z. Price n.o. ..............................15 L. Wright b. B. Maguire .............1

J. Ginnane b. B. Maguire ...........0 Extras .......................................12 Total .........................................99 Bowling: S. Checkley 1/22, R. White 3/8, J. Paterson 1/25, D. McMeekin 2/25, B. Maguire 3/10, W. Dowell 0/7. 1st innings OMK R. White lbw. b. S. McLennan ...5 P. Harper c. R. O’Loughlin b. R. McGavin .......................55 T. Miller c. R. McGavin b. D. Johnson.........................10 G. Miller c. S. McLennan b. D. Johnson...........................5 W. Dowell b. D. Johnson ...........0 D. McMeekin n.o. ....................17 J. Paterson n.o. ...........................3 Extras .......................................16 Total .................................... 5/111 Bowling: S. McLennan 1/21, R. O’Loughlin 0/22, L. Wright 0/8, J. Forrester 0/15, R. McGavin 1/16, D. Johnson 3/14, Z. Price 0/8. INVERLOCH v PHILLIP ISLAND 1st innings Inverloch A. Rigby b. S. Niven ..................0 L. Sharrock c. J. Manning b. M. Francis ..........................1 S. Brayley c. M. Manteit b. Z. Brown ...........................16 B. Debono c .J. Sorarti b. S. Niven...............................6 W. Holmes c. M. Francis b. Z. Brown .............................2 N. Brayley n.o. ...........................8 M. Anderson c. J. Sorarti b. S. Kirton .............................0 J. Courtenay b. S. Kirton ...........7 J. Dalmau n.o. ............................0 Extras .........................................6 Total ......................................7/47 Bowling: S. Niven 2/10, M. Francis 1/8, S. Kirton 2/6, Z. Brown 2/9, P. Francis 0/12. 1st innings Phillip Island L. Keating lbw. b. W. Holmes ..12 B. Johnston c. N. Brayley b. W. Holmes .........................10 M. Francis c. B. Sword b. W. Holmes ...........................1 M. Manteit c. L. Sharrock b. J. Courtenay ......................13 P. Francis b. W. Holmes .............1 M. Cleary lbw. b. W. Holmes .....2 J. Manning c&b. B. Sword.......14 J. Sorarti r.o. .............................12 S. Niven stp. L. Sharrock b. C. Dudek .............................0 Z. Brown c. W. Holmes b .C. Dudek .............................9 S. Kirton n.o. ..............................0 Extras .........................................6

Total .........................................80 Bowling: J. Courtenay 1/20, B. Sword 1/14, W. Holmes 5/10, M. Anderson 0/14, C. Dudek 2/19. WONTHAGGI WORKMENS v GLEN ALVIE 1st innings Wonthaggi Workmens D. Dutchman b. .......................79 S. Osborne b. .............................0 D. Britt c. .................................76 L. Sawyer r.o. .............................4 M. McCall c. .............................3 R. Geyer c. ................................1 A. McLean n.o. ..........................6 D. Turton n.o. .............................2 Extras .......................................41 Total ....................................6/212 Bowling: A. Russell 1/31, A. McBride 1/37, D. Gilbert 0/16, S. Nippers 1/20, L. McRae 0/28, J. Wheeler 2/36, J. Tiziani 0/36. 1st innings Glen Alvie G. Chappell c. D. Dutchman b. A. McLean.........................28 A. Hamilton c. D. Dutchman b. M. McCall ...........................0 J. Wheeler r.o. ..........................14 D. Wylie c. M. McCall b. S. Coldebella .....................13 A. Rusell c. S. Coldebella b. A. McLean...........................2 S. Nippers stp. D. Dutchman b. L. McLean ...........................7 J. Tiziani n.o. ............................ 11 D. Gilbert c. S. Coldebella

b. L. Sawyer ..........................29 A. McBride n.o. .........................1 Extras .........................................6 Total .................................... 7/111 Bowling: M. McCall 1/23, J. Thomas 0/17, S. Coldebella 1/16, A. McLean 2/15, L. McLean 1/21, L. Sawyer 1/14, D. Turton 0/0. WONTHAGGI MINERS v NERRENA 1st innings Wonthaggi Miners Total ...................................6/160 Bowling: J. Trease 2/27, Z. Trease 0/32, T. Clark 0/27, J. Hoy 1/27, B. Croatto 2/44. 1st innings Nerrena T. Clark b. J. Armstrong ............7 B. Croatto b. J. Armstrong .........5 T. Trotman c&b. J. Armstrong ...8 C. Baudinette c&b. J. Bardwell 23 A. Harrison c. W. Howson b. P. Owen .............................10 W. Telfer c. T. Hamilton b. P. Cornelis ......................... 11 L. Jongebloed n.o. ....................23 Z. Trease c&b. J. Bardwell.........2 J. Trease lbw. b. P. Cornelis .......0 G. Giliam n.o............................19 Extras .......................................16 Total ....................................8/124 Bowling: Not available.


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Age no barrier for Robert By Simone Short

ROBERT Gray is living proof you are never too old to take to the racetrack.

The 66-year-old Mardan man came home from the recent Australian Masters Games held in Adelaide from October 7 to 16 proudly sporting a gold and a bronze medal. In their 13th year, the Masters Games are held every two years for people aged 30 years and over and offer 54 different sporting events. Robert finished third in his age group for the 8km cross country held at Victoria Park, and also competed in the 60 metre sprint final at Santos Stadium. In what was a last minute decision, Robert then entered in the Street Mile event down King William Street through the centre of the city and was delighted to finish first in his age group for 65 to 69-year-olds. “It was absolutely fabulous,” he said. “The last 300 metres, nothing was hurting and everything was just fine; I was floating. I knew I had it.” Robert said the atmosphere surrounding the event was amazing, with large crowds supporting the athletes. Having only taken up running when he was about 50-years-old, Robert has been competing in fun runs and is also trained as a boundary umpire with the South Gippsland Umpires Association. He first decided to take part in the Masters Games after attending the world event held in Sydney in 2009.

“I thought it would be nice to do the Australian one and I’ve looked forward to it for two years,” he said, adding the games were a fantastic experience. “The people you meet and the night concerts we could go to and things like that; it was just special.” Robert said he spent a lot of time down at the warm-up track watching the athletes in the 30 to 50-year-old age groups. “There are some brilliant runners and athletes in there,” he said. “I had my pen out writing down notes and getting some tips,” he laughed. After seeing a 90-year-old man compete in the games, Robert has no doubt he himself can improve further and said he still has a lot to learn. “I’d never had my feet in a set of starting blocks until the 12th of September. David Green, who is an athletics coach, got me started,” he said. “I went in once or twice a week to him and he helped me so much. What I did at the games, although I didn’t get placed in the 60m; it was a wonderful feeling.” Robert now plans to join the South Coast Athletics for their summer season. While most people would be nearing the end of their running careers, this is just the start for Robert, who is already looking forward to the next Australian Masters Games to be held in 2013. And although he’ll be nearing the age of 68 by then, he hopes to come home with a few more medals to add to his collection. Gold ones, of course!

Gold and bronze: Robert Gray from Mardan finished first in the Street Mile and third in the 8km cross country at the Australian Masters Games; all at the ripe old age of 66.

LDCA GCL Under 16 team Round 2 v Traralgon at Stratford, 10.15am, be there 9.30am 20/20. Round 3 v Warragul at Bundalaquah, 1pm Sunday October 30. Craig Harvey, Wonthaggi Workmens (coach); Peter Dell, OMK (asst coach); Michael Turton, Wonthaggi Workmens; Matt Borschman, Leongatha Town (capt); Keanu Miller,

Give us five: Dyson Heppell runs around the circle of honour at St Laurence’s on Friday.

King of the kids ESSENDON’S NAB Rising Star and local hero Dyson Heppell came good on his promise to visit the students of St Laurence’s. So last Friday Dyson joined the school for assembly, answered a number of students’ questions and assisted with the presentation of student awards for the week. He also signed quite a number of Essendon jumpers and footballs. The students got really excited with the chant of “Dyson, Dyson” when he decided to participate in the circle of honour for those celebrating birthdays. Heppell is making the most of the break in the AFL football season before what is believed to be the most Thumbs up: from left, students Harry, Patrick and Will were delighted to meet gruelling pre-season in the Bombers’ history! Essendon footballer Dyson Heppell when he visited the school last Friday.

Korumburra (v capt). Michael Manteit, P. Island (v capt); Brodie Johnston, P. Island; Daniel Turton, Wonthaggi Workmens; Jakeb Thomas, Wonthaggi Workmens; Lochie McLean, Wonthaggi Workmens; Jai Prain, Foster; Jack Flanders, Fish Creek-Tarwin; Jake Buckland, Fish Creek-Tarwin; Royston

McGavin, Leongatha Imperials; Blake Moscript, Koonwarra-RSL; James Honeysett, Wonthaggi Miners-Bass. Bus leaving McDonalds car park Wonthaggi 7am and Leongatha Football Ground 7.30am (bring spikes). If unavailable please notify Craig Harvey 0419 544 994 or Michal Turton 0438 354 013.

LDCA GCL senior team LDCA’s GCL representative side for Round 1 match v GCL Bairnsdale at Meerlieu on Sunday, October 30: Wightman - Nerrena (capt), Daniel Lloyd - OMK, Under 18 BarryTimWyatt - OMK, Paul Dyer - Poowong-Loch, Alan Jenkins - Poowong-Loch, Ryan Thomas - Workmens, James Sherrin - Workmens, Dylan Clark - Inverloch, Kit team Rothier - Inverloch, Udara Weerasinghe - Korumburra, SUNDAY October 30 v Bairnsdale at Inverloch, 10.15am start, be at the ground 9.15am (bring spikes). Brad Parker, P. Island (coach), Darren Scott, Korumburra; Dave Harris, MDU; Geoff Wyatt (manager), Alex Manteit, P. Island (capt); Mark McCall, Wonthaggi Workmen’s (v capt); Joel Liddle, Wonthaggi Workmens; Sam Huitema, Wonthaagi Workmens; Eli Richards, P. Island; Thomas Wyatt, OMK; Jake Cochrane, OMK; Jacob Dakin, Kilcunda Bass; Ben Foon, Wonthaggi Miners; Josh Toner, Foster; Cam Harris, MDU; Adam Trotto, Nerrena. Emergencies: Ryan Olden, MDU; Tim Harris, MDU; Max Francis, P. Island; Eamon Charles, Koonwarra-RSL.

Anoj Katipearachchi - Korumburra, Matt Johnson Miners. Meet at Leongatha football ground. Bus leaving at 7.15 am. sharp If unavailable, contact Gary Sauvarin 0407 343204 or Kristian Gray 0439 825168.

C Grade Division 1 Kilcunda-Bass 7/182 (R. Gardiner n.o. 71; H. Dubley 5/34) d Town 9/34 (J .Dakin 2/11, D. Aurisch 3/6, B. Jones 2/5). Inverloch 68 (S. Hall 5/28, G. Barrett 3/14) lt Korumburra 111 (J. Jackson 3/34, W. Hume 3/19, I. Smith 3/17). Phillip Island 6/170 (J. Taylor 55; S. Jeffries 2/37, S. Roche 2/25) lt Wonthaggi Workmens 6/173 (B. Osborne 48, J. Sheerin 38; J Johnston 2/16). Nerrena v Wonthaggi Miners: match abandoned.

C Grade Division 2 Imperials 9/130 (B. Wright n.o. 57; A. Yann 3/16) d Wonthaggi

Workmens 106 (G. Wright 2/38, P. McGavin 2/14, G. Price 2/14, B. Maskell 3/16). OMK 4/87 lt Kilcunda-Bass 8/54 (N. Audino 2/2, D. Olden 3/19). Foster 6/159 (A. Starret 58, K. Lawerence 49; K. Robinson 2/30, S. Opray 3/27) d MDU 103 (K. Robinson 25; H. Griggs 2/27, R. Prain 4/17, K. Lawerence 2/3). Phillip Island 7/169 (L. McFee 42, M. Haringsma 40; R. Ould 2/23, J. Hamilton 2/35) d Glen Alvie 7/94 (R. McKenzie 4/11, M. Haringsma 2/5). Poowong-Loch 110 (J. Riley 3/14, T. Sinclair 3/12, P. Robinson 2/25) lt MDU 2/131 (T. Bright ret. n.o. 48).


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McLaren races to Spain KRIS McLaren is riding high after a dream offer to race in the Spanish Moto2 Championship next year.

The spotlight will now be on Leongatha-based McLaren, who has been working hard racing up through the ranks and making a huge leap from the Australian Superbikes championships to racing as a wildcard entry against some of the world’s best in the Moto2 at the Phillip Island track during the Australian Moto GP. McLaren was picked up by the Spanish-based Aussie Moto2 team, BRP Racing and impressed owner Ben Reid with the speeds he was able to achieve in the Moto2 event at the Island on a motorcycle that had its share of problems. Talking to The Star last Friday, the cool as a cucumber McLaren said, “it is an amazing opportunity.” “Ben is a great bloke and said he could iron out any of my problems,” he said. Not at all fazed with the prospect of racing in a foreign country at such spine tingling speeds, McLaren said, “I just can’t wait to race and to go the fastest I can.” “We start testing in Spain in March and at home we will be testing at Phillip Island and Eastern Creek, Sydney and racing starts in Spain in April and runs through till November,” he said. “I will be based in Barcelona and race all round Spain. The Spanish Moto2

Championship attracts huge crowds; some 60,000 to 100,000 can be expected at each of the seven rounds.” This is where dreams are made or shattered, where only the toughest and most focused riders survive, with most riders enduring multiple crashes along the way. McLaren said the Moto2 is the stepping stone to the elite MotoGP and the winner of the Spanish Moto2 series will get to compete the following year in the MotoGP. For the gutsy McLaren, the sky is the limit and he is determined to give it his best, now he has the chance. McLaren will have his work cut out balancing work with dad Craig at his Leongatha Body Repairs business and flying to and from Spain for racing. There is also the question of sponsorship and the fact the McLarens have just had to fork out some $55,000 for the Moto2 bike he raced at Phillip Island that would normally cost more than $164,000. “Ben gave me a really good deal, but I have to sell my two Superbikes and we really do need sponsorship and that is something we are still chasing,” said McLaren. News of McLaren’s rise in the motorcycle racing ranks has shot him into the media spotlight and he has been busy with interviews. He is thrilled there will be a good spread in the next edition of the Australian Motorcycle magazine.

Off and racing: Kris McLaren in action on his ex-Marc Maquez Suter Moto2 motorcycle. He will head to Spain to race in the Spanish Moto2 championship next year. (Photo courtesy © www.jeffcrowphoto. com 0419 449 655)

Hayward, Ackland to battle it out TWO Leongatha racers will be the ones to watch at this weekend’s Australian hill climb challenge at Bryant Park in Yallourn.

The Gippsland Car Club has once again been successful in their bid to stage the event, which will see locals Brett Hayward and Greg Ackland vying to take out first place, as well as the outright championship title for 2011. Hayward has just returned from winning the South Australian hill climb championship at Collingrove in the Barossa Valley. His win comes not long after success in the Victorian and Queensland hill climb championships. This prestigious four day event will take place from October 27 until October 30, with a field of the best hillclimb competitors from across the country. The Gippsland Car Club has conducted the Australian Hill Climb

Championship on five previous occasions, in 1977, 1989, 1999 and 2004 at the Latrobe Road venue in Morwell and in 2009 at Bryant Park in Yallourn. Unofficial practice will be held on Thursday with compulsory official practice on Friday. Official timed runs will commence on Saturday and continue through Sunday until the conclusion of the event. Hill climbing attracts vehicles from a whole range of the motoring sporting spectrum and classes will be provided for open wheel racing cars, sports cars, improved production vehicles, historic vehicles, and specialised classes such as HQ Holden, Commodore Cup, Saloon Cars, Formula Vee and Formula Ford. Organisation for the event is in full swing, with the naming rights for the championship completed. The October event has already attracted widespread interest from competitors and spectators alike,

which is an encouraging gauge for the success of the event. The club intends to use the reverse, figure eight track configuration which has not been used previously for competition. This layout will be a challenge for the drivers whilst providing spectators with a new and exciting angle of viewing from the track perimeters. New safety fencing has been erected in some areas to enhance spectator involvement and bring them closer to the action. The event will provide motor sporting enthusiasts with a great weekend of entertainment. A number of cars will be on display over the weekend including some belonging to the late Peter Brock. Entry to the event is free on Thursday and Friday, and a fee of $5 per person or $10 per carload will be charged on Saturday and Sunday. A large proportion of the gate takings will be donated to charity.

Winning run: Brett Hayward steers his car to victory in the 2011 South Australian Hill Climb Championships.

Wonthaggi Little Athletics SEVENTY-SIX athletes turned up on a gloomy morning for the first week of competition for the season. As a consequence no personal bests were recorded but athletes can check their times and distances against last year’s PBs to see if they’ve improved or grown a little rusty over the winter months. Some terrific results were Ethan Slade’s effort in the Under 14 boys 200 metres where he came close to breaking the club record. Likewise Dallas Loughridge in the Under 8 girls 60m hurdles, wasn’t far off entering the record book. Results Under 6 boys - 70 metre sprint: eq. 1st Billy Hodges and Tate Slade 19.14; 3rd Jett Garnham 20.12. Long jump:1st Jett Garnham 1.67, 2nd Luke Car 1.51, 3rd Billy Hodges 1.32 Under 6 girls - 70 metre sprint: 1st Jaelina Kiley 19.14, 2nd Mackenzie Wain 21.28, 3rd Ania Todd 30.41.Long jump: 1st Jaeline Keley 1.24, 2nd Ania Todd 1.18, Mackenzie Wain 0.78. Under Boys 70 metre sprint: 1st Saher Biggs 13.27, 2nd Xavier Spaull 15.79, 3rd Liam Asa Leausa 17.35. Long jump: 1st Xavier Spaull 1.79, 2nd Saher Biggs 1.60, 3rd Liam Asa Leausa 1.29. Under 7 girls - 70 metre sprint: 1st Tess Wingfield 15.65, 2nd Tevuro Ihomana 17.41. Long jump: 1st Tevuro Ihomana 1.61, Tess Wingfield 1.49. Under 8 boys - 100 metre sprint: 1st Fraser Clark 18.20, 2nd Jacob Timmerman 19.02, 3rd Manuel Sibly 19.65. 400 metres: 1st Jacob Timmerman 1:30.4, 2nd Manuel Sibly 1:39.2, 3rd Luke Bramley 1:42.2. 60 metres hurdles: 1st Fraser Clark 14.46, 2nd Jacob Timmerman 15.09, 3rd Luke Bramley 15.83. Long jump: 1st Fraser Clark 2.32, 2nd Jacob Timmerman 2.24, Manuel Sibly 1.96. Shot put: 1st Jacob Timmerman 4.22, 2nd Fraser Clark 3.85, 3rd Luke Bramley 3.21, 4th Manuel Sibly 3.20. Under 8 girls - 100 metre sprint: 1st Dallas Loughrid 18.29, 2nd Jade Anderson 20.45, 3rd Rikki Armstrong 20.59. 400 metres: 1st Dallas Loughrid 1:34.9, 2nd Jade Anderson 1:53.8, 3rd Rikki Armstrong 2:00.7. 60 metre hurdles: 1st Dallas Loughrid 13.58, 2nd Rikki Armstrong 16.48, 3rd Jade Anderson 16.68. Long jump: 1st Dallas Loughrid 2.64, 2nd Rikki Armstrong 1.59, 3rd Jade Anderson

1.31. Shot put: 1st Dallas Loughrid 4.36, 2nd Rikki Armstrong 2.52, 3rd Jade Anderson 2.29. Under 9 boys - 100 metre sprint: 1st Jenson Garnham 17.73, 2nd Louis Armstrong19.56, 3rd Anthony Car 20.54. 60 metre hurdles: 1st Jenson Garnham 14.01, 2nd Louis Armstrong 14.84, Luke Speed 16.78. 800 metres: 1st Jenson Garnham 3:331, 2nd Louis Armstron 3:54.1, 3rd Luke Speed 4:11.5. Discus: 1st Jenson Garnham 13.29, 2nd Anthony Car 8.23, 3rd Louis Armstron 6.92. High jump: eq. 1st Jenson Garnham, Louis Armstron 0.95, 3rd Luke Speed 0.75. Under 9 girls - 100 metre sprint: 1st Chloe Bramley 18.10, 2nd Nicola Slade 18.26, 3rd Mikaela Notley 20.05. 60 metre hurdles: 1st Chloe Bramley 14.04, 2nd Avril Sampson 14.21, 3rd Nicola Slade 14.33. 800 metres: 1st Chloe Bramley 3: 33.3, 2nd Madison Mitchel 3:56.1, 3rd Mikaela Notley 4:002. Discus: 1st Chloe Bramley 12.36, 2nd Madison Mitchel 9.62, 3rd Maikaela Notley 7.80. High jump: eq. 1st Chloe Bramley, Nicola Slade 0.95, 2nd Avril Sampson 0.85, 3rd Madison Mitchel 0.80. Under 10 boys - 200 metre sprint: 1st Declan Kirkpatrick 37.67, 2nd Ben Wingfield 40.10, 3rd Jarrod Anderson 41.45. 60 metre hurdles: 1st Ben Wingfield 13.61, 2nd Patrickk Ryan 13.68, 3rd Declan Kirkpatrick 13.81. 70 metre sprint: 1st Declan Kirklpatrick 11.94, 2nd Ben Wingfield 12.49, 3rd Slade Rohan 12.79. Shot put: 1st Declan Kirkpatreick 5.29, 2nd Jarrod Anderson 4.98, 3rd Patrick Ryan 4.87. Triple jump: 1st Declan Kirkpatrick 5.70, 2nd Patrick Ryan 5.64, 3rd Ben Winfield 5.62. Under 10 girls - 200 metre sprint: 1st Kayleigh Allworth 35.80, 2nd Rya Wade 38.21, 3rd Samara Clark 39.95. 60 metre hurdles: 1st Kayleigh Allworth 13.834, 2nd Rya Wade 14.12, 3rd Jalyn Abraham 15.02. 70 metre sprint: 1st Kayleight Allworth 11.47, 2nd Rya Wade 11.76, 3rd Samara Clark 12.40. Shot put: 1st Kayleight Allworth 4.65, 2nd Jalyn Abraham 4.45, 3 Samara Clark 3.92. Triple jump: 1st Kayleigh Allworth 5.47, 2nd Rya Wade 4.90, 3rd Jalyn Abraham 4.69. Under 11 boys - 1500 metres: 1st Martin Peters 6:17.6, 2nd Jackson Timmerman 7:15.8, 3rd Leigh Ibrahim 7:30.9. 200 metre sprint: 1st 1st Leigh Ibrahim 36.74, 2nd Marvin Sellars 39.19, 3rd Jackson Timmerman 39.39. 60 metre hurdles: 1st Marvin Sellars 13.08, 2nd

Leigh Ibrahim 13.68, 3rd Jesse Towart 14.45. High jump: 1st Leigh Ibrahim 1.09, 2nd Martin Peters 0.90, eq. 3rd Jesse Towart, Jaidyn Battista, Jacob O’Reilly, Jackson Timmerman 0.90. Javelin: 1st Leigh Ibrahim 12.43, 2nd Jesse Towart 11.92, 3rd Martin Peters 8.30. Under 11 girls - 1500 metres: 1st Taylah Cook 7.39.3, 2nd Molly Hosken 7.48.8, 3rd Melody Notley 8.18.1. 200 metre sprint: 1st Taylah Cook35.71, 2nd Melody Notley 38.16, 3rd Molly Hosken 40.04. 60 metre hurdles: 1st Taylay Cook 13.29, 2nd Melody Notley 13.34, 3rd Molly Hosken 14.42. High jump: 1st Taylah Cook 1.12, 2nd Melody Notley 1.00, 3rd Molly Hosken 0/95. Javelin: 1st Melody Notley 10.42, 2nd Kallie-Ann Apisai 8.86, 3rd Molly Hosken 8.04. Under 12 boys - 100 metre sprint: 1st Brodie Anderson 16.49, 2nd Connor Thompson 17.66, 3rd Billy Taylor 18.97. 60 metre hurdles: 1st Brodie Anderson 12.25, 2nd Connor Thompson 13.61, 3rd Billy Taylor 17.89. 800 metres: 1st Brodie Anderson 2:54.0, 2nd Connor Thompson 3:09.0, 3rd Billy Taylor 3:11.7. Discus: 1st Bridie Anderson 15.40, 2nd Billy Taylor 12.97, 3rd Connor Thompson 12.50. Triple jump: 1st Connor Thompson 6.71, 2nd Brodie Anderson 6.35, 3rd Billy Taylor 6.15. Under 12 girls - 100 metre sprint: 1st Ciara Ryan 14.89, 2nd Leah McNish 16.68, 3rd Bridget Lowe 16.86. 60 metre hurdles: 1st Ciara Ryan 13.33, 2nd Bridge Lowe 13.80, 3rd Azul Sibly 14.23. 800 metres: 1st Ciara Ryan 3:10.6, 2nd Leah McNish 3:51.3, 3rd Bridget Lowe 4:15.9. Discus: 1st Leah McNish 11.50, 2nd Ciara Ryahn 8.63, 3rd Bridget Lowe 8.54. Triple jump: 1st Ciara Ryan 6.70, 2nd Bridget Lowe 6.05, 3 Azul Sibly 5.95. Under 13 boys - 100 metre sprint: 1st Andre Toussaint 15.18, 2nd Christpher Batt 21.74,. 1500 meters: 1st Andre Toussaint 6:52.9, 2nd Christpher Batt 20.00. 300 metre hurdle: 1st Andre Toussaint 1:02.1, 2nd Christpher Batt 1:26.4. Shot put: 1st Andre Toussaint 7.62, 2nd Christpher Batt 3.88. Triple jump: 1st Andre Toussaint 7.53, 2nd Christpher Batt 4.32. Under 13 girls: 100 metre sprint: 1st Georgia Filippi 17.909, 2nd Daisy Filippi 18.92. 1500 metres: 1st Daisy Filippi 7:51.1, 2nd Georgia Filippi 8:41.7. 300 metre hurdle: 1st Georgia Filippi 1:13.8, 2nd Daisy Filippi 5:00.0. Shot put: 1st Georgia Filippi 4.51, 2nd Daisy Filippi 4.14. Triple jump: 1st Georgia Filippi 5.80, 2nd Daisy Filippi 5.33.


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