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KILCUNDA-Bass won its third Seniors premiership in a row on Saturday by claiming the flag over Korumburra-Bena.

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The minor premiers came into the match as favourites and didn’t disappoint, holding a strong lead all day. More than 4500 spectators walked through the gate to watch the Panthers win by six goals. Despite the Seniors loss, Korumburra-Bena was able to take out the A Grade netball as well as three other flags on the day. The Panthers team included back, from left, Leigh Harrison, Jimmy Evans, Jacob Dakin, Mat Hutchinson, Luke O’Donohue, Dale Crawford, Adam Miller, Rory Gilliatte, Kele Asa Leusa, middle, Brett Anthony, Jess Attenborough, Ryan Fitzgerald, Ben Law, Ben Arnold, front, Bronson Interlanti, Kael Bergles, Jason Wells, Jared Attenborough, Tim Smith, Danny Wells, Chris Endres and Kane Ricketts. More Alberton finals coverage on page 2 and in sport.

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By Jane Ross MURRAY Goulburn is investing $22 million to convert its Leongatha plant to natural gas. Announcing on Friday the State Government would be putting $1.5 million towards the cost, Deputy Premier Peter Ryan said, “Rest assured this

investment will have profound consequences for the site and the region.� The gas gate at Pakenham will have to be altered, seven kilometres of line around Leongatha and 26 different points will have to be upgraded, and the factory boiler will need to be changed. Such increase in capacity will pave the way for other industries to come to the town. Early works are underway and the advent of the

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gas will mean MG’s extended UHT plant will be able to further increase its capacity. It will save the company money as well as cut its carbon emissions by 43 per cent. Board chairman Phil Tracy said the $19.1 million UHT extension is due to be completed next February and the advent of natural gas will mean an extra 100 million litres will be produced each year. Continued on page 6.

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Three flags: Brett Anthony, centre, has figured in all three flags and All smiles: Kilcunda-Bass senior Well done mum: Korumburra-Bena A Grade netballer shares his success with children footballer Tim Smith gave his girl- Angela Croatto was congratulated by her children Will, Jaide and Ethan. Brett is not sure yet friend Belinda Sorrell a winning hug Tess and Mitch following her team’s win in the grand whether to hang up the boots or go for number four! after his team’s grand final win. final.

Mates delight: Chris Endres, centre, who was the umpire’s best on ground, shares success with his friends, Dylan Foss and Mitch Golby, right, who is currently a Brisbane Lions player.

Top coach: Kilcunda-Bass Seniors’ coach Dean Alger and sons Jasper, Preston, Cooper proudly hold the AFNL premiership cup and football following their win against Korumburra-Bena in the grand final at Wonthaggi on Saturday.

Carn the dogs!: supporting Korumburra-Bena on Saturday were ‘Little’ Bob Provan and Tobey Martin.

Family affair: Kelsey Angwin, her mum, Yvonne Angwin, sister Nicole McKenzie and daughter Tarryn McKenzie were thrilled to share Foster’s B Grade premiership win on Saturday.










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Charged yet again By Matt Dunn LEONGATHA’S Nick Summers – the 20-year-old football, basketball and cricket coach charged with child pornography offences in June – has been remanded in custody after reoffending. His rap sheet now numbers 100 charges and 65 victims. While many victims were local, his network was wide, police say. Summers, who was out on bail, and living away from Leongatha as part of court imposed bail conditions, was charged last Wednesday (September 11) by detectives from the Central Gippsland Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Investigation team (SOCIT) in relation to allegedly committing indecent acts in the presence of a child under 16 and obscene exposure. Police have been tight-lipped about the specifics of the offences. The incidents occurred in the Pakenham area on August 27. Summers appeared in the Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court the day after his most recent arrest – Thursday, September 12 – but did not enter a plea. The SOCIT detectives were the same

ones that brought the original charges against Summers, and will add these new charges to the list when the matter is heard fully in court. He will effectively start serving his sentence now, ahead of a committal mention, scheduled for Thursday, October 17 in the Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court. Summers was originally arrested and charged with blackmail, possession of child pornography and grooming offences. The term ‘grooming’ refers to online predators working to gain the trust of children and young people, often with the goal of a sexual relationship, through the use of cyber technology. The ‘blackmail’ component of the charges relates to the man successfully acquiring images of his victims and threatening to circulate them if more were not forthcoming. Police allege Summers posed as a teenage girl online, attempting to gain photographs and video material from his victims. He is believed to have been using Facebook and Skype accounts under the names of Emmy Jane, Emily Jones and Taylah Jenkins. Kik was also thought to have been used.

Mud Run undecided by Jacob de Kunder THE future of the Dalyston Mud Run is still undecided. This year’s event in January left six spectators hospitalised after a freak accident. Five of those injured were children. The event is a major fundraiser for the Dalyston Football Netball Club but club president Paul Dunlop could not say whether the event would run again. “It (a 2014 event) hasn’t been confirmed,” he said. “We are still looking at that and it won’t be decided for a few weeks yet.” Mr Dunlop said the club is however hoping to run the event over the summer. Bass Coast Shire Council has to approve a place of public entertainment permit application for the event. Council’s community and economic development director Steven Piasente said the event could be approved to run again if

the right steps were taken. “I had a look at last year’s process around the application for the event after the incident and they had done a range of things looking at risks; there was a risk management plan,” he said.

“There were all the other things in place in terms of getting an event permit. “Obviously we look at each one on its merits and we will look at this one when we get the application.”

Firsthand: Deputy Premier and Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan (right) took a tour of the new Leongatha campus of Gippsland Southern Health Service on Friday. He joined GSHS CEO Gary Templeton (left) and other senior hospital officials on the tour of the almost completed hospital. “It is simply magnificent,” Mr Ryan said. “The greatest feature of it is its testament to the community commitment which has given rise to it. “In saying that I include Gary and the team and those who have been on the board over this time.” The new facility will mean a lot for the region, Mr Ryan said. “This highlights that you must have this first class provision of healthcare to continue to attract the people whom we want to contribute to our future and to keep out current generations and if they want to go away, to bring them back,” he said.


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Degree status for TAFE By Jane Ross THE future was grim for the Bass Coast Campus of Chisholm Institute when the State Government slashed TAFE funding in its 2012 budget.

Penguins priority: Phillip Island Nature Parks rangers celebrate their win in the 2013 Victorian Coastal Awards for Excellence

Coast groups win state prizes PHILLIP Island Nature Parks has been awarded the 2013 Victorian Coastal Awards for Excellence, Natural Environment Award, for the restoration of the Summerland Peninsula. The prize details the Nature Parks’ 25 year commitment to returning the peninsula to the penguins through the Victorian Government’s world-first buyback program of a housing estate. This, coupled with ongoing research, habitat restoration and detailed planning, have ensured the future of the penguin colony and the spectacular coastal environment. “We are extremely proud of this unique project which has long-term benefits for all Victorians,” said Matthew Jackson, Phillip Island Nature Parks’ chief executive officer.

“Winning this award reinforces the Nature Parks’ continuing environmental excellence and commitment to our peers and community. “May I take this opportunity to congratulate all staff, volunteers, partner agencies, successive Victorian governments and community members who have been involved in this achievement over many years.” The Inverloch based South Gippsland Conservation Society and Inverloch Residents and Ratepayers Association were together finalists in the natural environment category for their joint project, a new Screw Creek Reserve, extending the existing popular reserve east of Inverloch. The society’s Bunurong Coast Education was a finalist in the education section for its unique program.

Its chances of surviving beyond June this year were minimal. But the campus lives on – so much so, it will be running a degree program next year. Campus manager Helen Lechte is thrilled about the degree status, particularly given one of her goals in life has been to do whatever she could to help provide tertiary education locally. Details of that and other courses will be made clear at the campus open night this Thursday between 4 and 7pm. She had to leave her Wonthaggi home to gain postsecondary qualifications and she is aware the expense and dislocation precludes many young people heading to Melbourne for tertiary studies. Next year’s degree will be a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education offered at Chisholm Bass Coast courtesy of Deakin University. That is possible because the campus has been set up with what is called a technology enabled learning centre or TELC, funded by the state. Wonthaggi is one of the first eight hubs to be provided with a TELC which provides learning via screen through connected campuses or institutions. It was installed in March. Kirsten Birkett is undertaking her Diploma of Children’s Services at Chisholm Bass Coast and is making use of the TELC. “You still feel you have a teacher in the class with us,” she said, adding she enjoys working with another group of students via the technology. “It’s a bit new for us but it’s good.” She began studying at the campus when she was in Year 11 at Wonthaggi Secondary College, undergoing her Certificate III in Children’s Services. Kirsten is interested in the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education but thinks she might work for a while first. Ms Lechte said the TELC equipment is compatible over three TAFEs, Chisholm, GippsTAFE and Advanced TAFE. Chisholm Bass Coast still offers courses in tourism and medical business administration, but there are no longer any hospitality classes. Building construction and children’s services courses are thriving and Ms Lechte said aged care courses are “really strong”. “We have outstanding results with students finding work

in aged care facilities. We ran a mid-year aged care course because Banfields (a new facility on Phillip Island) was opening.” Ms Lechte said Chisholm programs are very flexible. “We also do a lot of workplace traineeships from Foster and Toora to Phillip Island. It’s much more suitable for an employer for us to go to them.” She is proud of the success stories from the campus’s community kitchen courses, run for disengaged students or those at risk. Conducted at Phillip Island, it provides basic cookery skills, food hygiene, nutrition, budgeting and team work. It runs over six weeks and has the backing of South Gippsland/ Bass Coast Local Learning and Employment Network, Bass Coast Shire Council, Youth Connections, the School Focussed Youth Group and local job services providers. Chisholm students are treated to their own graduation night where Ms Lechte derives some of her “greatest joy”. She knows how challenged some of their lives have been and it delights her to be part of an institution that has offered them the opportunity of turning their lives around through tertiary education.

Learning: Bass Coast Chisholm Institute campus manager Helen Lechte with student Kirsten Birkett in the new TELC which next year, will allow students to study for a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education via Deakin University, without leaving Wonthaggi.


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“Wrecking ball” SHADOW Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan believes the sacking of 200 VicRoads engineers is “a short term saving that will lead to longer term pain”. A leading engineer described the job cuts as a “wrecking ball” through the organisation. Opponents to the cuts fear the staff reduction was reducing VicRoads’ ability to fix roads. On Thursday, September 5, Mr Donnellan took a petition to State Parliament on behalf of 840 signatories. Those who signed the petition begged the State Government to exempt VicRoads from “current and future staffing cuts” and to “alleviate the current crisis in capacity”. The petition was initiated by the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia (APESMA), and Mr Donnellan said the majority of people who signed it were VicRoads employees. More than a few were “also from a lot of other government related institutions, like the CSIRO”. “We’re concerned

with Victoria’s capacity to actually scope and assess and make sure we can design projects properly and not be reliant on the private sector, before we even put them out to tender,” he said. “That’s the concern that APESMA has too. Under Labor we built up the capacity over 10 years, after the Kennett Government stripped it back. Now the engineers are seeing it happen all over again. “These job cuts are having a severe effect, because we’ve lost 200 engineers with about 15 years experience each and the engineers that are left are having to do more with less – so their capacity to do it right and get the costings right has been diminished.” Mr Donnellan said the State Government needed “to think long term, not just about saving money today”. APESMA Victorian director Bede Payne during the past month budget cuts had been the sacking of 450 VicRoads employees, which included the 200 engineers. He likened the sackings to a “wrecking ball through VicRoads’ technical capacity to build and maintain the state’s

roads”. Mr Payne said that in May 2012, the Baillieu Government cut VicRoads’ maintenance budget from $500 million to $338m. He said that in the 2011-12 financial year VicRoads resurfaced 12.7 million square metres of road in Victoria. In the 2012-13 financial year it resurfaced only 5.1 million square metres – a reduction of 60 per cent. “Engineers would much prefer to be getting on with the job of looking after our roads. However, the crisis at VicRoads has become so bad, that they feel they have no other choice than to raise their concerns directly with the community and the government,” he said. “These engineers know what it takes to deliver and maintain our roads. They say that the situation is unworkable and there will be more risks, more costs and more problems – it’s time for the Premier to listen. “Engineers are standing up for our roads and the community, by saying to Premier Napthine ‘enough is enough’. By cutting engineers you reduce VicRoads’ capacity to deliver and maintain the roads vital to our communities and economy.”

Community: at the launch of the 2013 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Community Day are Jude Donahoo, founder of the YAMS Foundation, Bass Coast mayor Cr Clare Le Serve, council communications coordinator Ana-Maria Rivera and shire CEO Allan Bawden. That’s former multiple MotoGP world champion Mick Doohan on the bike.

Free day at grand prix THE first day of the 2013 Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix has been renamed the You Are My Sunshine Foundation (YAMS) Community Day. This means all Bass Coast Shire residents will receive a free general admission on Friday, October 18. All residents have to do is present their driver’s licence or photo ID plus proof of residence in order to redeem one adult general admission ticket and free entry for up to four children. Patrons will be encouraged to donate a gold coin which will go to the YAMS Foundation, which was recently appointed official charity for the 2013 event. It’s a Phillip Island-based not-for-profit organisation that raises funds for research to find a cure for neuroblastoma, a deadly cancer affecting children under the age of five. The foundation was established in 2009 by Jude Donahoo of Phillip Island, after her granddaughter Kahlilla died from the disease. The Australian Grand Prix Corporation has established the YAMS Community Day as a thank you to residents of the Bass Coast region for their support of the event, as well as to raise funds for the charity.

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A cracker fete LEONGATHA Primary School committee president Tim Kemp said Friday’s fete had exceeded all expectations.

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“The final figure is still not counted, but it will be over $20,000. It turned into a mad frenzy of money counting at the end of the day,” he said. “The girls in the office were there from 2pm until 7.45pm. They even missed the fireworks. They were just flat out making sure money was counted and allocated and put in the safe. It was massive. “It was certainly beyond our wildest expectations. We were expecting it to be big, but nothing like what it turned out. We estimated that about 2500 people went through.” Anyone who was there will know just how great a night it was. Food, rides and a spectacular fireworks display – courtesy of Tim McGrath and Tim Perrett from Profire Pyrotechnics – made for a brilliant time. Mr Kemp said while the fete committee had done a sterling job organising the event, it was a case of all hands on deck – with teachers, staff and parents all doing their bit. “The helpers on the day were extraordinary. The Lions Club also donated the chips and their time to cook and serve them,” he said. “The other thing that really made it happen was Leongatha small businesses, who chipped in with sponsorship. “We didn’t quite have all the rides and other things paid for, but they made sure we could do that with low risk.”

Directory launched: Deputy Premier and Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan congratulated those involved with creating the Southern Gippsland Foodmap. With him are, from left, Roslyn Jenzen of Bass Coast Shire, site developer Will Coverdale and Bass Coast mayor Cr Clare Le Serve.

Online feast served AN ONLINE food directory was launched by Deputy Premier Peter Ryan at djinta djinta winery, Kardella South, on Friday. The Southern Gippsland Foodmap will promote the growing, consumption, and sharing of local food across the region. “Producers list their locations on the Foodmap for free, and include information about their product, their story, distribution outlets and methods, photos, videos, and links to Twitter,” Mr Ryan said. “By allowing local food suppliers, dis-

Loving it: Charlette Prestage and Angelique Clarke had a brilliant time at the LPS fete.

tributors and community groups to upload their business information and to link with others, the Foodmap allows businesses to network with customers and with each other, identifying potential synergies and partnerships.” The Foodmap was a team effort, with South Gippsland Shire Council, the South Gippsland Local Food Network in partnership with Grow Lightly and local food producers, food distributors, and community members all contributing. The project received $25,000 from the State Government.

On target: Clay Alexander, Harrison McGannon and Brett Thorson show off their handball competition prizes.

Backing: the State Government is helping MG’s Leongatha Factory convert to natural gas. Making the announcement is Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan (centre) with site manager Simon Taylor (left) and MG board chair Phil Tracy.

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Continued from page 1. “This has huge potential, it’s a wonderful thing and I congratulate the company,” Mr Ryan said. He was at the factory to announce government financial support for three MG Leongatha projects, referring to “a signature day” for Leongatha. The other two were $4m towards the factory’s already completed $13.5m water recycling project and $1.57m towards a $5.6m water and energy project, involving installation of a steam turbine to generate electricity. That is finished too and has saved up to $80,000 in energy bills and cut carbon emissions by 1200 tonnes. Mr Ryan officially opened both projects. He said the water recycling was a commitment of the previous Labor State Government and is saving the Leongatha town water supply 400 megalitres a year. All up, he said MG was investing a further $41.1m in the site (including the UHT $19.1m). “This is driven by a company with no peer in regional Victoria.” He described MG as “one of the great enterprises in the Australian nation”. “In today’s world, the emphasis is on export, you have to move with the times, be ahead of things or be left behind.” Since coming into government three years ago, Mr Ryan said there have been more than 60 overseas market delegations, one of the outstanding features of which was Australia’s ability to provide a clean, green product. MG board chair Phil Tracy couldn’t stop smiling as he thanked Mr Ryan for the government’s generosity. “We have to be operating at world’s best to target markets in South East Asia.” He said half of the UHT plant’s added 100 million litre capacity would go to South East Asia. “The growth there is driving our decisions.” Mr Tracy said the board would look to the new Federal Government to continue to target South East Asian markets.

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No promises By Matt Dunn TOORA milk factory workers are still waiting to find out whether they will be paid the estimated $20,000 owed to them. Contractors are also getting jittery, with some reporting they have been chasing the company for months for payment. One business owner, who wrote to Gippsland Trades and Labour Council secretary John Parker, said he was owed $30,000. Mr Parker, who met with ViPlus Dairy director Leon Chen last week, was shown through the factory and believes it is not far off completion. The sticking point, Mr Parker said, was the money owed and the perceived cash flow problems. “The problem is I don’t think they’ve got the cash to pay people out readily and they’re hoping above hope they can start production so they can clear some of their debts,” he said. “I asked Mr Chen when he was going to pay the people, with a schedule of time of when that’s going to happen. He said he would come back to me. “I’ll meet again with the workers on Tuesday (today) and if it looks like we’re going to have our lunch cut we’ll go to Fair Work Australia to see if we can get the money.” Mr Parker said the company could pay the workers in three instalments. He said the workers, who were told they were casual employees, were owed holiday pay and other entitlements. When contacted by The Star, Mr Chen said the payment of the workers was a “complicated” issue. “People will definitely be paid, but I can’t promise something that will get the company into all sorts of trouble. There’s a lot of media out there that is only telling part of the story, and I don’t think that’s fair to us,” he said. One Toora businesswoman, who was stung by the company, said her decision to sell her business was partly due to ViPlus Dairy’s non-payment. “Our accounts with ViPlus go back to April and if you can’t get money in you can’t run a business,” she said. The woman said the amount owed to her wasn’t much in the “big scheme of things”, but “a hell of a lot to us”. “It was all promise, with nothing ever coming of it,” she said. “I’ve tried repeatedly to get my money and I actually

sent him another letter at the start of the month. ViPlus boss Daijan Li had three or four copies of those invoices sent to him. He sees someone coming and he takes off. We won’t answer phone calls either.” Another contractor told The Star he had finally been paid by ViPlus – nine months after completing work. But getting the money out of ViPlus boss Dajian Li was never going to be easy, he said. It took a personal visit and some serious negotiations. “We got it sorted it out and we’re going to get a cheque for the money owed. It’s all sorted. It’s another case of someone confronting him and being a little forceful. It’s the way you get paid,” he said. “Mr Li denied a lot of things, including the fact that we did any work for him. The office manager also denied we had sent any documentation. We proved it with what was on my iPhone. “Once the evidence was there, a cheque was written. I’ve heard a lot of stories now about the people who work there and other contractors were not getting paid.”

Tour time: Dr Pradeep Philip, right, was given a guided tour of Leongatha’s new hospital by Gary Templeton last week, in the lead up to the completion of the project.

Aussies need Hospital passes check not worry By Sarah Vella MANAGING director of ViPlus Dairy, Leon Chen, said an advertisement for a Mandarin-speaking technician for the Toora milk factory was nothing to worry about. It is not a plan to usurp Australian workers, he said. “All our equipment is from China and all the technical know-how for the equipment is in China. Because we haven’t run this machinery before, we might have some problems we can’t solve onsite. We need to get that technical support from China,” he said. “We promised to use the local workforce and we’ll stick to that promise. We’re not going to change our workforce.” The advertisement offered to provide sponsorship under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa scheme, as well as free accommodation.

VICTORIAN Department of Health secretary Dr Pradeep Philip visited the Leongatha Hospital last Tuesday to explore the new complex. Dr Philip was given a guided tour of the facility by Gippsland Southern Health Service CEO Gary Templeton. “It was very impressive to see the work that has gone on. It is a significant investment in the health of the community,” Dr Philip said. “It is not just a health facility to meet existing needs, but has been built to deal with changes in health needs into the future.”

Dr Philip said he was impressed the new facility would allow the community to have all health needs in one location. “It brings together lots of different health needs, provides more access and reduces travel, which will result in better health outcomes,” he said. “It is a good example of health services working with the community to meet the needs of the community.” Dr Philip said the state of the art building will meet patients’ needs. “It is also fantastic for employees. This new facility has the ability to train and teach its workforce, which will also enhance its ability to attract more staff,” he said. ►Deputy Premier visits hospital, page 3.

POLICE BRIEFS A 15 YEAR OLD Wonthaggi boy is in a critical condition in the Alfred Hospital after being electrocuted in a joy ride crash on Tuesday, September 10. The boy was in a stolen vehicle, heading down Cape Paterson Road. “It appears he’s lost control of the car and collided with a power pole. The power pole snapped off at the base, causing a live wire to hang down,” Wonthaggi Acting Senior Sergeant Andrew O’Brien said. “He had minor injuries from the accident, but, walking back toward the road he made contact with the live wire.” A passerby picked the

boy up and took him to Wonthaggi Hospital. He was later transferred, in a critical condition, to the Alfred Hospital by air.

Dalyston fire THE Bass Highway was closed on Friday, September 13, as CFA crews and police attended a shed fire in Dalyston. The blaze, which started at about 9pm, is being treated as suspicious.

Grand final praise POLICE have praised the behaviour of the Alberton Football League grand final crowd in Wonthaggi on Saturday, with only a few drunks marring the day.

Venus Bay burglaries INVERLOCH police are investigating burglaries at two Venus Bay properties in Bradley Street. The break-ins were discovered last weekend, but could have occurred at any time during the past week, police say. Entry was gained in the burglaries when the offender/offenders broke windows. Nothing was stolen from one property, while another property owner reported stolen alcohol.

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Better internet vital By Brad Lester THE State and Federal governments must improve internet and mobile phone services in South Gippsland. Better services would entice more people to the region to work from home, bringing new skills and money to the community while reducing traffic congestion. A parliamentary inquiry into e-business and remote working heard public submissions at Phillip Island and Traralgon last week, including from South Gippsland and Bass Coast shire councils and local businesses. South Gippsland Shire Council CEO Tim Tamlin said some parts of the shire, such as Dumbalk, were still without mobile phone service, and a third of towns were without internet. “It’s a way of life to

have that technology available to us. It’s no longer a luxury. So to be denying people the opportunity to have infrastructure is actually denying people the choice of participating in a normal part of life,” he said. Bass Coast council’s economic development manager Peter Francis told the inquiry half of the shire’s ratepayers did not live in the shire but owned holiday homes. They could live at their holiday house and work from home with more reliable broadband and more bandwith. “There is a great possibility a lot of those people would run their businesses from Phillip Island or Inverloch, and go to Melbourne one or two days a week,” Mr Francis said. “When you start to consider that you get a lot of people with new skills and new money and they’re getting involved in the community, the stakes are

Noticeboard COUNCIL PUBLIC SESSIONS Council Chambers, Leongatha Public attendance welcome Wednesday, 18 September COUNCILLOR BRIEFINGS 2pm - Public Presentations– Ph: 5662 9222 to book a speaking time 7pm - Public Presentations- bookings essential by noon on 17 Sept SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL – 11.45am 1. To approve in principle to standard statements and financial statements (S131 (7) LGA 1989), the performance statement (S132 (6) LGA 1989); and 2. Endorse in principle the draft Annual Report 2012 – 2013. SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL – 12.45pm S223 Hearing for Strategic Review of land holdings in Venus Bay: a. 1 Neil St e. 8 Gary Crt b. 1A Noble St f. 8A Margaret Ave c. 3 McMillan St g. 22-24 Fishermans Rd d. 8 June Crt Wed, 25 September 10.00am - Public Presentations – Bookings: 5662 9222 ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING – 2.00pm 1. Finance report July - August 2. Report on Assembly of Councillors - August 3. Councillor discretionary fund allocation report 4. Documents & contracts under CEO delegation - Aug 5. Community engagement and evolving vision 6. Strategic review of land holdings project - 8 McDonald St Meeniyan 7. Gifted asset - 'Toby's Paddock', Nyora 8. Adoption of Housing and Settlement Strategy 9. Gippsland Regional Growth Plan 10. PSA C83 - public acquisition overlay on 5 Little Princes Street and 'public use' rezoning for the Korumburra Integrated Children's Centre. 11. PSA C81 authorisation request - application of the land subject to inundation overlay. 12. Formalise new name for road off Riflebutts Rd, Korumburra as 'Anthony Court' 13. Proposed road opening off Devlin Rd, Foster 14. Closed item - community grants 15. Closed item - personnel matter COUNCIL WORKS THIS WEEK Buffalo/ Hoddle/Stony Ck Road maintenance Foster/Mirboo Rd, Foster Nth Resheets Kardella/Ruby to Trida Road maintenance Mirboo Rd, Mirboo Landslip repairs Mount Lyall Rd, Nyora Sealed rd maintenance Nyora area Sealed rd maintenance Turner St, Leongatha Footpath renewal works PUBLIC EXHIBITION Draft Korumburra Town Centre Framework Plan Have we got it right? The Plan is now on exhibition for final comment before consideration by Council for adoption. (See at Korumburra Library, Post Office & Coal Creek, Council Reception and website) # Drop-by information sessions: Thurs 19 Sept 3-5pm & 6.30-8.30pm at Community rooms Submissions close 30 Sept. Email to or post to: SGSC Att: KTCFP, PB 4, Leongatha. 5662 9837 9 Smith St., Leongatha 3953 (Private Bag 4) Ph: 5662 9200 Fax: 5662 3754.

pretty high at Bass Coast.” More companies are realising the benefits of allowing staff to work online and remotely. “It keeps traffic off the road, saves costs in petrol and opens up opportunities for new jobs,” Mr Francis said. “If people can do most of their work online, people can potentially get a job in Melbourne and maybe travel up one or two days a week.” Mr Francis said businesses could also make better use of e-commerce by having adequate websites and email. Council has run digital engagement workshops teaching businesspeople about the benefits of social media and cloud computing, to ensure they took full advantage of the National Broadband Network. Some estates on Phillip Island now have the NBN via a fibre connection and the wireless rollout is underway. Two new satellites will be in operation by 2015. The NBN could yet be changed by the new Federal Government. “But either way, the quality of broadband will be improved and there will be plenty of scope to use the existing technology better,” Mr Francis said. The inquiry by the crossparty Rural and Regional Committee considers:

• benefits to regional Victoria if more people were able to work remotely; • productivity, infrastructure or other savings associated with fewer people travelling to and from work; and • identifying any legislative impediments. McMillan MP Russell Broadbent said the Coalition’s National Broadband Network rollout will benefit Gippsland and those who work from home in the area. “I think it will be very good for Gippsland because we already have major de-

velopments on the NBN in Gippsland,” he said. “Our proposal will get it to more households and it will be cheaper (than the Labor scheme) and still at high speeds.” Mr Broadbent said those working from home will be able to work just as efficiently “depending on where their home is and where the exchange is and the state of the exchange.” Mr Tamlin is a part of the new Regional Telecommunications Project Sounding Board that will inform future State Government policy in the field.

Fast service key to dream By Brad Lester FOR Inverloch couple Craig and Karen Forsythe, fast internet enabled them to leave Melbourne and escape to the seaside. Their publishing services business, Copper Leife, relies on a quick, reliable internet service to remain competitive. Without access to ADSL2 in town, they would not have been able to relocate to Inverloch

Fingers crossed: Craig Forsythe is hoping for faster wireless services in rural areas.



to avoid the pollution and noise of city living. The Forsythes are a perfect example of how the internet has enabled people working in fields that were typically city based to shift to the country. They don’t drive to work, are not contributing to Melbourne’s congestion problems and give to the community. “The whole thing is dependent on us having effective internet access,” Craig said. “If the government wants to encourage the decentralisation of business so that people relocate to the regional centres and work from anywhere, the infrastructure needs to be in place to make it happen.” They do, however, have to live within reasonable proximity of either a fast wireless transmitter or a telephone exchange enabled for ADSL2+ to receive the best service. The further one lives from the exchange, the slower the connection. At 2.5km it’s already at half speed. By 6km, it has all but disappeared. “We are only 600m from the exchange and we can download at about 20 megabits persecond,” Craig said. Karen added: “If you are just sending emails, the speed may not be that important but for people who are downloading and uploading high volume, it is a bigger deal. “To be competitive, we need to have fast internet access to save time.” The Forsythes hope the new Federal Government continues to fast-track regional wireless with speeds up to 25 megabits a second under the National Broadband Network, and a more uniform service. “If you are considering moving out to a remote area, you need to be confident that you are going to have the facility that you need. At the moment, it’s just so patchy,” Karen said. “If people expect to be disadvantaged by being in the country, then they’re not going to move there.” Craig added: “If people in the cities and towns have connections of a certain speed, they will just assume that everyone does.” ADSL2 is often more costly in the country than city areas, and that could dissuade people from establishing themselves beyond the city limits. The reason, Craig said, is that internet providers other than Telstra install their own multiplexer devices in city exchanges, giving city customers more choice. “That is why the NBN is a great thing. It’s the government trying to level out the playing field, investing in top hardware even for the bush – something private companies would not find to be profitable,” he said.

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Big tick for bypass By Brad Lester THE proposed truck bypass of Leongatha’s Bair Street was welcomed by the public at a community consultation session last Tuesday. But the plan is not without concerns, with people questioning why the route was not proceeding down Hughes Street or following the existing railway line. Others queried the tightness of the bends at Anderson and Long streets, the amenity impacts on Long Street residents, access from A’Beckett and Jeffery streets, and the need for more footpaths and pedestrian access points. South Gippsland Shire Council and VicRoads held the session at the Leongatha

council chambers and attended by 47 people. The heavy vehicle alternate route will leave the South Gippsland Highway (Anderson Street), turn up the Strzelecki Highway, enter Long Street and then cross Ogilvy Street to join the existing highway (Koonwarra Road). The project is expected to cost up $5 million. Leongatha resident Greg Robb said the plan “looked quite reasonable”. “My main point is that the highway should have right of way and that’s what this plan has,” he said. Mr Robb believed traffic lights would be necessary at the intersection of the South Gippsland Highway and Ogilvy Street to manage traffic at school times. Leongatha South man Ron Wangman said the route was appropriate given

new proposal requires only traffic on the Bass Highway to stop. “Any truck going from Melbourne to Inverloch will give way to the left only, so automatically we have a safer proposition,” Mr Stone said. The railway was not a viable option for the route, Mr Stone said, given it would be retained by the State Government should the railway ever return. A lady suggested the bypass begin on the South Gippsland Highway near Condoluci’s produce farm west of Leongatha, but council’s economic development coordinator Ken Fraser that would be require either an overpass or underpass to negotiate the railway line, and a 7-8km detour around town - an expensive option. The alternate route would allow for the redevelopment of Bair Street to entice pedestrians, including: • more carparking, from 69 spaces to 110; • a landscaped median strip to improve safety; • restrictions on large vehicles entering side streets; • improved street lighting; and • improvements to the Bair and Young streets intersection. About 100 square metres of Centenary Park will be consumed to allow for a wider road, but more land could be made available on Koonwarra Road, near the bridge,

Talking point: discussing the proposed heavy vehicle alternate route were, from left, VicRoads engineer Michael Mattingley, resident Ron Wangman, South Gippsland Shire Council’s Paul Stampton and resident Paul Norton.


as the highway would be shifted slightly eastwards. “At this point, it is a

concept that we are going to the community with, saying what do you think,” Mr

Stone said. ► Tourist railway’s concerns, page 15.









the cost restrictions imposed by the State Government. “It’s been a long time coming and if all the trucks are away from Bair Street that will open it up for something more cosmopolitan,” he said. Mr Wangman said a roundabout at the Bair and Church streets intersection would help manage traffic with Aldi proposed for nearby. Margaret Holmes felt sorry for Long Street residents set to contend with trucks. “It is going to be tight going around some of the corners but I suppose they (trucks) manage to get past the post office,” she said. Warning lights on the South Gippsland Highway to warn motorists when the tourist railway was in operation were also suggested. Phil Stone, council’s director of development services, said traffic was unlikely to bank in Anderson Street given a turning lane on the Strzelecki Highway would cater for a B-double truck turning right into Long Street, allowing traffic to continue on. He said the current intersection of the South Gippsland, Bass and Strzelecki highways required traffic coming from three directions to stop. The

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ZUCCHINI PIE WITH RICOTTA AND HAM SHORT-CRUST PASTRY: 250 gm plain flour 125 gm cold butter pinch of salt 1-2 tablespoons white wine or orange juice Using a food processor, blend the butter, flour and salt until it resembles breadcrumbs. Pour the liquid in gradually, until the dough forms a ball - it will take between 1 and 2 tablespoons, depending upon the type of flour. Remove the ball of pastry and set aside. FILLING: 500 gm zucchini 2 eggs 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan 200 gm ricotta 100 gm ham, sliced or diced black pepper and nutmeg to taste.

WINE connoisseur Rob Hicks is the special guest at a wine dinner at Moo’s at Meeniyan this Saturday night and there are still some tables left for the evening. Rob taught his first wine class in 1977, at William Angliss College. Over the decades, he’s talked about wine around Australasia and in South East Asia. Most recently, a 12 year stint with the Good Food and Wine Show allowed Rob to teach tens of thousands of people. About three years ago, Rob and his wife moved to South Gippsland, having owned a few acres since the early 1990s. Now, just two years short of his half-century as a wine drinker, all of the above comes together again at Moo’s at Meeniyan on Saturday evening, September 21 when Rob has the pleasure of collaborating with Marty Thomas and his consummate team. They’re presenting a wine dinner called Ticking the Box. Rob has chosen six wines which, he suggests, are comparable with the best of their peers around our globe. Please join them for a glass or two and a chat as they consider wine and style. For further information or bookings phone 5664 0010 or see the advertisement on page 7 in this issue of The Star. LEONGATHA Junior Football Club will be holding a giant sausage sizzle fundraiser in front of the Leongatha Newsagency this Saturday morning. The sausage sizzle coincides with a $21 million Tattslotto draw this Saturday night. There’s sure to be a lot of people around buying tickets for


BE ready to give at Inverloch this Saturday, September 21, when a big pig arrives outside Inverloch Lotto (Foodworks) from 9.30am to 1pm. The giant piggy bank will collect funds for Very Special Kids, Inverloch Lotto was last year awarded the state’s highest fundraiser, netting more than $8000. Very Special Kids supports the families of children with life-threatening illnesses and operates Victoria’s only children’s hospice, providing 24 hour specialist nursing care. FISH



District Primary School’s athletic team were successful at the district sports held in Leongatha recently. Eight students competed in total, with four coming home with ribbons. Those four went on to compete at regional level in Newborough. THE Secretary of Education Richard Bolt visited Bass Valley Primary School recently. The visit was a result of the school being recognised when compared to all other schools in the state as achieving amazing results and the third highest improvements in data over a four year period. Mr Bolt was impressed

with the school, including the teachers and the students, and has already started to share Bass Valley’s achievements with other school around the state. AIM High Netball has received many requests for an older age program. To see if there is enough interest for required numbers, they are running a one off session today (September 17) for 14 to 17 year olds, from 5pm to 6.30pm at Leongatha Secondary College’s ECA centre. The cost of the session is $15. For more information, phone 0412 755 226.

IF YOU are visiting the Royal Melbourne Show over the school holidays please pop by the cookery, arts and craft pavilion to view Toora Primary School students’ work on display. Mikayla Lewis, Nikki Allot, Stephanie Storr and Monique Koolen all have their ‘how does your woolly garden grow’ artworks entered. Good luck girls. MEENIYAN RSL luminary Harry Prosser has won the Woorayl Lodge Father’s Day raffle. The prize included a number of items such as a small barbecue with barbecue tools. Fiona Panozzo held the ticket for second prize.

Giving freely: Leongatha Secondary College students celebrate the great can collection with Camilla Hullick from the Leongatha Salvation Army.

Teens donate to Salvos LEONGATHA Secondary College’s Year 9 State Emergency Service students have collected 473 cans of food to help the Salvation Army supply food to people in need of emergency relief. As part of the Year 9 SES program, the students needed to create a community project. After brainstorming ideas it was suggested that contact be made with the Salvation Army. Billy Horvath called Camilla Hullick at the Leongatha branch and it soon became obvious they needed

more food. The students came up with the idea of making posters to advertise the can collection project. Boxes were labelled and placed in each home room for students to place their cans. The students were made aware of the hardships that some people in the community may face and how just a few cans of food can really help. The can collection was an outstanding success. One group, 7/8N, collected more than 100 cans of food. The SES group organised a bus to take the collected cans to the Salvation Army depot on Anderson Street. They were given a talk about the

role of the Salvation Army in the local community and how their emergency supermarket works to help those without the means to get their own food. Students then stacked the shelves with their much appreciated cans of food. “It gave the students an idea of the hardships people in our local community are going through,” teacher Jamie Cummins said. “The project was completely student run and provided a great range of learning opportunities.” Anyone can donate food by visiting the Salvation Army on Anderson Street, Leongatha.

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WITH the long awaited arrival of spring, the Inverloch Red Cross shop is urging the community to donate unwanted clothing to their shops - with a little help from their friends. Spring is a great time to clean out and freshen up the wardrobe. Funds raised from shop sales support the vital everyday work of Red Cross, from serving a healthy breakfast to kids who would otherwise go to school hungry, making a daily phone call to an elderly person, or ensuring remote communities in the region receive access to clean water. The Inverloch shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am-4.30pm. Pop in and you will discover why the volunteers have fun.

VIEW stands for Voice, Interest and Education of Women and was established in 1960 by children’s charity The Smith Family, as a service to the community and women. VIEW continues to hold a unique place in society by being the only national women’s organisation that is solely focused on supporting the education of young disadvantaged Australians. At the convention, held at the Gold Coast, Jupiter’s Hotel and Casino, Wonthaggi women added their voices to debate matters of national concern and to hear from notable Australian women. The VIEW convention offered an opportunity for members to bring community values and concerns to a national audience. The Wonthaggi Evening View women also participated in the recent Back2School event which was promoted and supported by Channel 7. The next initiative will be contributing to the Smith Family Christmas Toy and Book Appeal. Fund raising for those events, include a White Elephant Stall, Make, bake and Grow Stall, and film and luncheon events. New members are always welcome to share the friendly social events and monthly dinner meetings. Anyone seeking more information, please ring Ann on 5674 3406.

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SES Driver Reviver helps cut accidents By Jane Ross SINCE the Wonthaggi State Emergency Service (SES) has been offering Driver Reviver tea and coffee breaks for travellers on the Bass Highway, controller Joe Borg said he has noticed a big drop in the number of road accidents. He’s in a position to judge because the SES unit he heads is trained to do road rescue and has the necessary equipment. The unit has just bought a new caravan to fit out for Driver Reviver which takes place at the start and end of holidays and on public holidays. The refreshments are served free to motorists who are encouraged to take a break from their drive, shake themselves loose from sitting in the car and breathe in the fresh Kilcunda ocean air. Joe believes that does the trick. He and his members are volunteers and they gladly give their time to help drivers cope with what for some, is a long journey. Tea and coffee are donated to the SES and the Wonthaggi unit provides milk and Milo. An upturned SES helmet seeks donations and Joe said these usually pay for the milk and Milo with some to spare. They serve up to 300 cuppas a time. Sergeant Jason Hullick from the Wonthaggi Highway Patrol said there has been a decrease in the number of collisions in the Bass, South Gippsland area in the past two years and, while he is certain Driver Reviver contributes, explained there are many factors contributing to the decrease. But despite the encouraging figures, Sgt Hullick said there have been four fatalities in the area in the past six weeks. The Wonthaggi SES has been undergoing a revival of its own. A membership drive has boosted numbers to around 40, up to 20 of whom are operational. Rod and Carol Maygar joined about 12 months ago after Carol stopped to buy a raffle ticket in Wonthaggi and started talking to Joe’s wife Sue. Carol “dragged” Rod along and they say they’ve learned a great deal. So much so, Carol has just been appointed deputy unit controller. SES members have to keep updating their skills because, as Rod pointed out,

cars keep changing. For example, he explained, the new BMW has 19 air bags and there are now vehicles that run on electricity or a combination of electricity and petrol. Road rescue teams have to know all these things so they can avoid any pitfalls if they have to cut people out of cars and trucks. The road rescue team will only be called on is people are trapped. It can be pretty confronting and Joe said he has attended “quite a few horrific crashes”. But members are careful to debrief between themselves and there is free peer support for them and their families if that’s needed. Joe used to belong to the CFA in Leongatha and when he moved to Wonthaggi, decided he wanted to try something different, so he joined the SES. That was five years ago and he became controller last year. Sue and their children Michael and Rachael are members too. Six Wonthaggi members have just been put through their general rescue training and all passed. Four went through road crash rescue training. Funding is always an issue for the SES. The State Government gives the Wonthaggi unit $12,000 a year which is matched by Bass Coast Shire Council, but members are always raising money for one reason or another. The unit is about to get a new $150,000 truck and will have to put $50,000 into the cost of that, plus buy the equipment for it, which will cost another $50,000 or so. “We’re happy to do that for the community and the community supports us,” Joe said. One woman has just donated a bag full of teddies she’s knitted. Joe said they’ll be used as trauma teddies. A scrap metal recycler provides old vehicles for the SES to train on and shoppers support barbecues the unit runs, including at Bunnings. The joining age for juniors recently dropped to 15 and Joe explained there is great skills value in SES training. Apart from the teamwork, members gain a Certificate II in public safety and higher levels of training end in a Certificate III. There are practical skills and confidence to gain too. New members are always welcome. Ring Joe on 0407 505 109.

New: Wonthaggi SES controller Joe Borg with the unit’s new rescue mule. Together with the trailer it sits on, the mule cost $30,000.

To the rescue: Rod and Carol Maygar, Josh Latham and Matthew Rundle with Wonthaggi SES road rescue equipment, which they are trained to use.

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Issues remain


Mixed reaction WHILE there was no denying Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve was in tip top shape for the Alberton Football Netball League (AFNL) grand finals on Saturday, the choice of venue sparked mixed reactions from supporters on the day. Wonthaggi does offer fabulous facilities for football and netball, and a team of some 20 Bass Coast Shire staff worked on the facility in the lead-up. At the grand final on Saturday, long time AFNL supporter Ed Hanley said Wonthaggi was the best venue around. There were those who thought the grand final should be played on a league ground, with a Foster supporter saying Foster could have been used if the committee had received more support from South Gippsland Shire Council. Too few volunteers were available to prepare the Foster ground before the grand final. Possibly if the Bass Coast Shire had given the same support to Inverloch, where the grand final was held two years ago, that could have been an option. Over at the netball, some people disliked the limited one gate in, one gate out access and the wire fence that prevented easy access to the football. Netball viewing was restricted with spectators cramming in on one side of the court. As to the best venue for the 2014 AFNL grand final, there would still be a lot of support for Wonthaggi after its wonderful staging this year, and Leongatha could also throw its hat in the ring.

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.

DEAR councillors and CEO Tim Tamlin, regarding: South Gippsland Highway – Heavy Vehicle Alternate Route Planning Study. I attended the community information session last week on behalf of the South Gippsland Tourist Railway (SGTR) however this letter is about my concerns as a rate payer. I concur with the concerns raised in the submission made by the SGTR. The proposed route does not improve the amenity and safety within the Leongatha shopping precinct because: a. The route does not remove heavy vehicle traffic from McCartin Street shopping area. Cattle trucks, B doubles and the like will continue to use this street. B. There is nothing to indicate trucks will be prohibited from using noisy exhaust brakes within this precinct. The proposed route does not: • Show any improvements for pedestrians, Leongatha continues to be pedestrian unfriendly. • Indicate any safe crossing points for pedestrians at the three intersections. There isn’t any consideration for the school children who have to cross Koonwarra Road to gain access to Nerrena Road.

Where are the pedestrian/traffic lights? The proposed route does not: Show any cycle routes. Leongatha continues to be oblivious to the needs of cyclists around the town. Show cycle routes across the railway line. The proposed route does not provide a solution to the Leongatha CBD as it only removes heavy vehicular traffic from Bair Street. The proposed route does not consider noise abatement measures for residents living in and near Long Street. Overall the plan is totally focused on vehicular traffic without considering pedestrians and cyclists. Leongatha continues to be dominated by vehicles. The emphasis must move towards a friendlier environment for pedestrians and cyclists as we progress to a more sustainable world. Peter Hinksman, Fish Creek.

CEO responds I WRITE in response to the open letter dated September 10 (The Star) in relation to the double booking of Leongatha Memorial Hall on Wednesday, August 28 which involved an overlap of the Lyrebird Arts Council’s Paul Kelly


concert and the set-up of the 57th Daffodil and Floral Show. I hope the information below provides a more complete understanding of the situation to assist those who have remaining concerns. I am disappointed by some of your comments, specifically ‘Why did the shire not identify and resolve the double-booking problem in a positive and constructive way?’ I am confident the best resolution was achieved and a differing opinion does not conclude that a positive outcome was not reached. Council considered a number of issues before asking the horticultural society to consider delaying the opening of its event from Thursday afternoon to Friday morning. Council did not make a judgment call as to whether one event was more worthy than the other. Both events were significant and run by dedicated community volunteers - both groups made bookings and plans in good faith and council has already acknowledged the contractor’s error in allowing the double booking to occur and sincerely apologised for the disruptions made. The option faced by council was to either cancel the Paul Kelly concert entirely or come to an amicable agreement with the horticultural society to delay the opening of the Daffodil and Floral Show, with the understanding there would be minimal negative impact

on the related Daffodil Festival events. In coming to the decision to delay the opening, council made a commitment to provide the necessary personnel and logistical support to assist your group and volunteers with the set up of the festival after the completion of the Lyrebird Arts Council concert. There is no question that council values its relationship with the society and appreciates any assistance provided to the community. I strongly disagree the agreement reached between the society and council ‘reflects a colossal lack of administrative judgment’. I feel the opposite. It reflects to me a strengthened relationship whereby mutually beneficial outcomes were reached, where council was able to work hands-on in partnership with the concert organisers and the show volunteers to ensure two extremely successful and engaging events were available for the community to enjoy. Council welcomes and acknowledges the co-operation shown by the society in solving an issue not of its making. We look forward to working with them and celebrating the ongoing success of the festival for many years to come. Tim Tamlin, chief executive officer, South Gippsland Shire Council.

Safety question AFTER reading the proposal by Darrell Morrison

to bring in high vis vests for motor bike riders, it makes me question how much homework he has done before suggesting an idea like that. How is a high vis vest going to stop a car drivers distraction while he is illegally talking on his phone ? How is a high vis vest going to make someone pay attention to driving while turning up the heater in his car ? How is a high vis vest going to keep someone’s eyes on the road if the driver has turned around to talk to their kids? And most of this happens in town limits. Or the Youtube clip that shows a UK cop stationary on his bike with a full body high vis vest, lights going, part road closed with witches hats, and a car still ploughs into him. If you’re not looking, you won’t see anything. This list could go on and on. And after the recent accident at Kilcunda where a driver pulled in front on a group of bikes with hard wired headlights, if that driver could not see that mass of light he won’t see anything. Darrell, the only thing I agree with you on is that most motor bike riders are careful. Furthermore if you say your vest saved you three times in one day, then I suggest you take the car or start walking as I don’t think cars are the problem. Mick Samson, Leongatha, motorbike rider of 30 years.


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Young talent time: Jasmine and Holly Edwards, with mum Alli. The girls have been perfect in the role of Isabella.

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Come, try new Estée Lauder Two mums: Holly with real mum Alli and on screen mum Kate Jenkins (who plays Kate Reid, sister to Patrick).

Talent by two By Matt Dunn IT’S a role too big for one. But together, two-yearold Leongatha identical twins Jasmine and Holly Edwards carry it off with aplomb. While one might be centre stage, the other is invariably playing or sleeping. The pint sized actors are stars of hit Australian TV series, Offspring, playing, Isabella, the daughter of Kate Reid (sister to Patrick, Nina’s great love). Tragically Uncle Patrick died in the penultimate episode of the most recent series, before his burial in the last. Mum Alli said it was a common occurrence for identical twins to play a single role on TV, and all the children in Offspring fall into this category. “They just dress them in identical clothes, then use the one who’s in a better mood,” she said. The producers of the show contacted the family after advertising Isabella’s role on the Multiple Birth Association Facebook page. “They were looking for two girls who were yet to walk and had strawberry blonde hair. They asked us to send a photo in, which I did. But I really didn’t think too much more of it,” Alli said. “I thought there’d be tonnes of twins who be going for it. But two days later we were down there meeting the director and the cast. I got a call the

next day, asking us if the girls would like to take the role.” The producers were clearly impressed with what they saw, and Alli said the girls have been great on set, rarely grizzling, despite the demands on their time. “Offspring’s signed on for another season, with season five filming in October. But we haven’t decided whether we’re going to be part of it yet. It’s a bit of an undertaking going to Melbourne,” Alli said. “In season four we did about 20 days filming. Kids are only allowed to work a maximum of four hours a day. The most we worked, by the time we got down there, was about three.” Alli said it was a slightly disconcerting experience seeing her babies on the screen, in the arms of another woman claiming to be their mum.

“It was a bit strange, particularly as it’s such a big show,” she said. While a casual viewer might be surprised to learn Isabella was played by two children, Alli can always tell who’s who on TV. She was in rare company too for another Offspring related reason: knowing way back in February that Patrick’s death would come at the end of series four. The beans were spilled, indirectly, through Jasmine and Holly, with the producers taking loads of photos of Patrick (Matt Le Nevez) with the twins. Alli asked why. “They said they would be for the funeral scene. I didn’t want to tell anyone anyway. I was conscious of wrecking it for people. It was a big secret, especially since loads of my friends love the show,” she said.

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Never forgotten: Patrick (Matt Le Nevez) shares some time with Jasmine. Alli was alerted to Patrick’s planned demise when producers began taking heaps of photos of the actor with the twins.



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Mayor’s message Cr Clare Le Serve

FROM the outset of our personal campaigns through to almost 12 months later, the need to know where we sit compared to other councils has been an important focus for myself and my fellow councillors. We often get feedback from community members about what you think council is doing well or not so well. We are keen to understand how we compare to other councils in terms of service delivery and general operations so that we can make decisions about where Bass Coast aims to be in the future. Council is taking steps to increase our understanding of these critical areas in order to be accountable to you, our community, for our performance, but it is a lengthy and complex process to get it right. Last year, Bass Coast Shire Council was the overall winner for Best Reporting on Performance (Low Resource) 2011-2012 at the Chartered Accountants/Municipal Association of Victoria Annual Report Awards. As a result, the State Government has invited council to be one of 11 councils taking part in an intensive pilot project for a new Local Government Performance Reporting Framework. This project will see improved performance monitoring, data analysis and reporting by councils. This will aim to improve public accountability as well as provide evidence and opportunities for councils and the Victorian Government to drive and support continuous improvement. In order to further strengthen our planning processes, council has initiated a benchmarking project that examines the way partner councils go about their business given their particular circumstances. We aim is to obtain information that can help council be the best we can be. Once collected and analysed, the data and examples of how other councils address various issues in different ways will provide useful insights for us and will be a great benefit to council when planning for the future. Cr Clare Le Serve, mayor.

Ready to roll: Disability Sport and Recreation’s Sam Bramham (centre) with Leongatha Secondary College high rollers Alex Jones, Sarah Bouquet, Jake Rockall and Natalie Bouer. Photo courtesy of Jamie Cummins at LSC.

A wheely good talk By Matt Dunn LEONGATHA Secondary College (LSC) Year 8 students got a taste of what it means to be a person with a disability last week. It wasn’t so much a case of walking in someone’s shoes, as rolling in their wheelchair – whether racing or playing basketball. “It’s good to come into schools, especially outside the CBD and teach about disability awareness. Kids really get around it and embrace it so well and take as much as they

can in,” Disability Sport and Recreation’s Sam Bramham said. The manager of ‘wheel talk’ was impressed with the LSC kids, who helped organised a fundraising barbecue for DSR’s programs. “That involvement and that support is greatly appreciated and really needed as well,” he said. Sam said the not for profit organisation was founded in 1962 to “provide and promote positive health outcomes for disabled Victorians through sport and recreation”. “We do that through providing access to all summer Paralympics sports and winter

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Accident waiting to happen By Jacob de Kunder THE proposed alternate heavy vehicle route through Leongatha is raising concerns with in the tourist railway community.

Time out: giving Foster Carers time out and advice were, standing, from left, from GippsCare Michelle Merange, Alan Kent, Pam Chant, Angelique Clarke, Kate Daly and Jess Davies with Haydie Watson, myotherapist from Jess Harle Hairdressing and Beauty, Rebecca Davies, beauty therapist from Terry White Chemist, and front, Nikki Stains from Bass Coast Regional Health.

South Gippsland Tourist Railway’s trains cross where the proposed new route will take traffic and railway president Tony Nye is concerned about safety. “We need the level crossing to be highly visible from a good distance back,” he said. “At the current moment it’s not, especially when approaching it from the Melbourne end.

“It is going to become a busier road than it already is and it’s not a level crossing that gets a great deal of use. “We don’t want someone to come belting round the corner while we are crossing.” The railway trains cross Roughead Street up to six times on the days they run, including Sundays and Wednesdays in the school holidays. Each crossing stops traffic for about a minute. “We don’t run trains in peak times,” Mr Nye said. “Most of them run on a Sunday and then midweek trains are in the off peak. “I don’t think that it (traffic interruption) will be a great issue. It happens

so infrequently that the number of motorists who are inconvenienced would be very little.” Mr Nye hopes a set of track change points on the crossing can be moved into the rail yards as part of the alternate route works as well. “There is a set of points right on the level crossing which means when we do a run around with the locomotive, we have to go back across the crossing twice,” he explained. This would limit the amount of time the trains would interfere with traffic. Mr Nye said moving the points would cost an estimated $40,000. ►Public backs alternate route, page 9.

Foster carers unite Mayor’s message

IN celebration of Foster Care Week, GippsCare gathered local foster carers together for a day information and relaxation at The Salvation Army in Leongatha last Tuesday. Carers spoke about the struggles and joys of being a carer, and were informed about maintaining their own health. Care recruitment officer for GippsCare, Michelle Merange said the carers deserve and need such days. “The carers work really hard and have a lot put on them but this helps them out,” she said. Current carers discussed their challenges as foster carers and also were treated to five minute massages

from a beauty therapist and myotherapist. Guest speaker Nikki Stains from Bass Coast Regional Health spoke about the importance to have time to themselves and let off steam to avoid burning out. An information session for those who want to be carers was also held. “We definitely have a shortage of carers,” Ms Merange said. “They are always needed to give these young people a place to stay.” Ms Merange said that helps children reach their goals and connect with the community. If you are interested in becoming a foster carer contact GippslandCare’s south east office on 5662 4502.

South Gippsland Water directors: Jim Fawcett, David Schultz, Chris Badger, chair Joan Liley, Steve Rieniets and Anna Kilborn. Managing director Philippe du Plessis is standing and Irene Irvine is absent.

Chair reappointed JOAN Liley has been reappointed chair of South Gippsland Water (SGW). Water Minister Peter Walsh announced this last week. He said Chris Badger, Anna Kilborn and David Schultz would also serve another term on the SGW board. Mr Walsh said SGW continued to “perform well for its customers and stakeholders” under the leadership of Ms Liley. The minister said the reappointment of Ms Liley

and the three directors signalled continuity for the board and management of SGW. He said they would continue to work to ensure SGW “provides high quality, efficient and sustainable water services”. Neither Ms Liley nor SGW managing director were available for comment because they were at an annual water conference in Melbourne where the theme was: Reframing future, unlocking our potential. All but one of the speakers were men.

Coast pet audit BASS Coast Shire Council rangers visited every property in Dalyston recently to encourage responsible pet ownership. Their efforts resulted in 15 new animal registrations. Community and economic development director Steve Piasente said a further dozen or so pet owners whose animals were found not to be registered, will be contacted by letter. The rangers also conducted an audit on house numbering, finding about 20 properties lacking legible house numbers. They’ll be contacted too. Mr Piasente said the issue of inadequate property numbering was a major frustration for emergency services. Council’s next animal audit will be in Cape Woolamai.

Cr Kieran Kennedy YOU should all have received your rates notices by now and have noticed that the Fire Services Levy is now included here instead of on your insurance premium bills. It’s a much fairer system that arose from the Victorian Bushfire Commission, and all councils are now collecting this levy on behalf of the State Government. What it means is that all property owners now share the burden for fire defence and recovery, where in the past, those who had property but didn’t have insurance, were not carrying any of the responsibility. As with the cost of living, rates too have risen to absorb the increases and make people question what services they get for their hard earned dollars. We find that people are generally surprised when they see the extraordinary range of services (over 100) provided by council that support families from cradle to grave. As you sleep, our road crews may be out there clearing trees and storm debris from the roads for your safety, and as you awake, you may hear the street sweeper or the garbage trucks doing their rounds. Some exercise before breakfast? Take a run or a walk in the beautiful parks and reserves we maintain, or an invigorating swim at SPLASH, our heated all year pool. Kids off to school? Feel secure that our crossing supervisors will keep a caring eye on them when they cross the road (over 2000km of which we take care of as well!).

We also provide immunisation to help keep children of all ages fit and healthy. Dreams for the future? We can help you progress your dreams for a new home, business or event.For our more frail residents we provide a range of services and access that will assist them to live at home with dignity for longer. And so the list goes on, and there are many less visible services that are part of the matrix that keeps an organisation such as council ticking, and of course need to be funded, issues like insurance, machinery, planning, equipment maintenance, salaries, administration, cleaning of public amenities, libraries, boat ramp and jetty maintenance, emergency systems and disaster recovery, Land Information Certificates, animal control, citizenship and Australia Day ceremonies etc. Understandably, Local Government is one of regional Australia’s biggest employment organisations. We are in your lives and you are in ours. It’s called community. We are a partnership and we welcome your participation in our local democratic process to maintain and improve the health, wellbeing and inclusion of all our residents. Your dollars are involved and you have a right to influence how we spend them. And how great that we live in a country where we have that right - reason enough to celebrate! Cr Kieran Kennedy, mayor.

DEPI office to stay THE Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) has denied rumours its Leongatha office will close. The DEPI was formed after an announcement in April by the Victorian Government that the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) and the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) would merge. DEPI regional business manager Laurie Jeremiah said the focus of the merger, as announced by the government, was for the public service to offer a proactive, “open for business” culture across the whole of government, with a sharper focus on providing better frontline services to all Victorians. “A clear objective of the merger of the departments is to boost service delivery to regional areas and to provide communities with one-stop shops for land and water management issues,” Mr Jeremiah said. The Leongatha office will continue to provide a one-stop shop, with information, advice and support to local communities.

“This office has long been a great local resource centre, servicing agricultural and public land areas in South Gippsland. It is ideally situated to provide that onestop shop for environment and agriculture information, advice and assistance to local communities and visitors,” Mr Jeremiah said. Mr Jeremiah encouraged local landholders and people interested in agricultural and environmental issues to call in to the Leongatha DEPI office and see the resources available, or ask for advice from staff. “The office has information on animal health, weeds and pests, beef, sheep and dairy networks and firewood collection,” he said. “You can also purchase a recreational fishing licence and pick up your copy of the fishing guide and fish length rulers.” Drop in to see the newly stocked office and chat to staff about your information requirements. The office is open from 8.30am till 1pm, then 2pm till 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

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IGA GIVES TO COMMUNITY Fun times: Joel Darts and Mackenzie Gardner with the donation to the Loch Primary School.

Thanks: Mary MacKillop College deputy principal John Ryan with students Bailey Patterson, Tanya Dyke and Abby Forester.

Rewards total six figures M I C H A E L’ S SUPA IGA donated $105,865 in community rewards and grants to various groups on Friday.

Thanks guys: a number of CFA brigades were supported. Accepting them were, from left, Andy Kay, Tristan Morton-Pederson, Ross Olden, Tom Murdoch, Jodie Butler, Wayne Walker, Michael Guest, Hilco Zuidema and Michael Landry.

Schools, emergency services, health services, community organisations and sporting groups all benefited from the donations, presented at Leongatha Memorial Hall. The ongoing support from the local supermarkets started in 2001 and since then the running to-

All smiles: John Wilson and Korumburra Secondary College school captain Sam Dixon with the cheque for the school. Super SES: Tony Lindhard with the cheque for the Leongatha SES branch.

Environmentally minded: Kate Williams received the cheque For the cause: Mary and Bob Dempster from Vincent De Paul Korumburra with their cheque. for South Gippsland Landcare.

tal has reached $1.2 million worth of donations. Owner of Michael’s SUPA IGA Michael Lorenz encouraged people to promote the rewards system and not forget to scan their tags at the

checkout. Deputy Premier and Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan congratulated Mr Lorenz on his continuing support of the community.

Community grants Anglicare $330, Birralee Child Care Centre Korumburra $1245, Carinya Lodge Homes $2290, Dumbalk Community Centre $1200, Fish Creek Football Club $230, Friends of Hillside Lodge $400, Genealogical Society $420, Gippsland Southern Health Service $7215, Hallston Hall $420, Hallston Mechanics Institute Inc $2500, Jeetho Hall $600, Kongwak CFA $180, Koonwarra CFA $655, Korumburra Secondary College $3910, Korumburra Bowls Club $370, Korumburra CFA $1620, Korumburra Cricket Club $220, Korumburra Croquet Club $725, Korumburra Girl Guides $36, Korumburra Kinder $2730, Korumburra Lions $700, Korumburra Primary $11,255, Korumburra Swimming Club $1050, Korumburra-Bena Football Club $785, Leongatha Bowls Club $670, Leongatha CFA $2115, Leongatha Churches Carols $150, Leongatha Football Club $865, Leongatha Golf Club $765, Leongatha Kinder $1220, Leongatha Little Aths $550, Leongatha Men’s Shed $200, Leongatha Primary $1735, Leongatha Scout 2nd Group $800, Leongatha Scouts $115, Leongatha Secondary $2265, Leongatha South CFA $5700, Leongatha South CFA $855, Leongatha Specialists School $60, Leongatha Swimming Club $515, Leongatha Town Cricket Club $300, Loch CFA $785, Loch Kingergarten $1670, Loch Primary $1540, Mary MacKillop College $650, Meeniyan Golf Club $300, Milpara Community House Inc $985, Mirboo North Play Group $130, Nerrena CFA $300, Poowong CFA $225, Pound Creek CFA $200, Red Cross $200, Relay for Life (Cancer Council) $4090, Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday $300, Ruby CFA $2430, Salvation Army $505, SES (State Emergency Service) $4360, South Coast Christian College $2600, South Coast Christian School $3760, South Gippsland Bass Swimming Club $2500, South Gippsland Landcare Network $320, St Joseph’s Primary Korumburra $2405, St Laurence PS Leongatha $1095, Stony Creek Football / Netball Club $295, Tarwin Lower Primary School $425, Tarwin Valley Campdraft Club $130, Uniting Care Gippsland $35, Venus Bay CERTS $1635, Vincent De Paul’s Korumburra $815, Vincent De Paul’s Leongatha $1330, Woorayl Golf Club $440, Woorayl Lodge $1330, Reach IGA donation $1113, other donations $6385, Reach Workshop $616.

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Benefits spring from garden By Brad Lester A SPECIAL garden offering more than vegetables was officially opened in Inverloch on Sunday. The communal garden will offer residents of a public housing complex a chance to bond over growing vegetables and collecting eggs. Members of the Inverloch Lions and Rotary clubs built the garden in just two weeks, complete with raised beds, a chicken coop, worm farm, compost bins and a hothouse for raising seedlings. The clubs even shared the $6000 cost. The garden was the clubs’ first joint project. Resident Elizabeth McIntosh first flagged the idea just 10 weeks ago. “We are just trying to bring the people here together a bit more. There never used to be fencing around the yards here and since there has been, it’s just become a bit isolating,” she said. “And once the community centre was gone, all the activities that used to bring us together were no longer held. This was just an open community space that was never really used.” The garden will service the

36 residents of the complex, overseen by the Department of Human Services. Most residents are single and the garden will be a way of encouraging them to socialise. “It’s a great opportunity for residents interested in gardening. We’re trying to have fun, get people being physical and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and getting people communicating,” Ms McIntosh said. Herbs, vegetables and eggs will be available to all residents for a contribution of $10 a month. Ms McIntosh is a seeking a grant to help with ongoing costs as well. “The chickens will probably have 50 names because we will all have our different names for them,” she said. Lions president Ken Aly said members were quick to get on board when Ms McIntosh first approached them. “The Rotarians and Lions have put the hours in here. It was just go, go, go,” he said. Bass Coast Shire Council owns the land on which the complex is built between Stewart and Wilson avenues, and supported the project. Before public housing was constructed there, the land was forMany benefits: Inverloch and District Lions Club president Ken Aly, resident Elizabeth McIntosh and Inverloch Rotary merly Apex Park, a public open Club president Ian Turnbull admire the new garden at the public housing complex. space.

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Fashion fundraiser THE Meeniyan branch of the Red Cross held a morning tea and fashion show fundraiser last Thursday in the Meeniyan Uniting Church Hall. Wearing some of the brilliant clothing available from Meeniyan Area Community Shop, or MACS, volunteers walked the catwalk all in the name of charity.

Mary Crosthwaite said all the money raised from the day will go towards the annual Red Cross Bake-Off Appeal. “The two groups represented today raised a combined total of more than $75,000 last year, which is an amazing amount of money,” she said. Models on the day were Avril Van Wamel, Kerrie Tudor, Ruby Both, Barbara Dyke, Gillian Comans and Luke Anderton.

Top models: from left, Luke Anderton, Barbara Dyke, Gillian Comans, Avril Van Wamel, Kerrie Tudor and Ruby Both (front). Left, Red Cross calling: from left, Mary Crosthwaite, Julie Johnston, Raewyn Parnell, Virginia Pace, Marilyn Mackie are all with the Meeniyan branch of the Red Cross. Ruby Both (front) was a model in the fashion parade.

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Carers’ lunch out Landcare chief recognised By Matt Dunn BEING a carer is a day to day proposition and one where the future is often precarious.

Sister of mercy: Lorraine Jeffrey and Brenda Martin care for mum Phyllis Holyoake, who turns 100 in October.

Care factor: Audrey Hall and daughter Janine Moscript both have various caring roles within their family.

Great mates: Eileen Berridge and Iris Earnshaw had a grand time at the LCHS lunch and film day last week.

It’s an invidious role, but one filled by thousands of people across the country. There is no financial benefit to being a carer and those who make the sacrifice are inspired by the simplest and noblest motivation: love. Last week a group of these heroic types got together for a Latrobe Community Health Service (LCHS) event. Enjoying a lunch at Darcy’s Cafe and Wine Bar in Leongatha, before taking time out for a movie at Stadium 4, it was a rare chance for many to grab some much needed respite – not to mention making contact with a network of people facing the same challenges. Sheron Considine, a member of the South Gippsland Carers Group, said the range of carers was broad. “We’re from all walks of life. To have that support and the chance to communicate is really important. You need it, because essentially you’re out there by yourself,” she said. “Here today we have people from Mirboo North, Bass, Wonthaggi – everywhere. This is a great way to get to together and share our names.” Sheron said more money was needed for carers, “because we save the government $44 million a year, by looking after our loved ones”. Lorraine Jeffrey, who lives in Sydney, but spends about eight and half months a year looking after her mother Phyllis Holyoake, shares the caring load with three other sisters, including Brenda Martin, who also attended the day. Lorraine and Brenda spoke of Phyllis in glowing terms. The Inverloch identity will turn 100 in October and her daughters are planning a big party. “We wanted to keep her out of a nursing home. It’s important to her to stay at home,” Lorraine said. But for Lorraine it has been difficult, especially managing the tyranny of distance. “I’m missing out a bit on my grandchildren in Sydney, one of whom is quite handicapped. I miss my home too and my garden,” she said. “I felt unsupported earlier on, because I wasn’t getting the respite I needed. But I’m alright now, because I’m getting that respite. I go walking on Monday and LCHS organised regular respite on that day. That certainly helps.” LCHS offers carer programs for people looking after elderly loved ones, along with those with dementia, a disability, a mental illness or a life limiting illness. Free call LCHS on 1800 052 222.

BASS Coast Landcare coordinator David Bateman was named as a finalist for the Landcare Facilitator or Coordinator Award at the Victorian Landcare Awards held at Melbourne’s Government House. Bass Coast Shire Council was also recognised for its ongoing support to the Bass Coast Landcare Network. Council was named a finalist for the Partnerships with Landcare Award at the ceremony. “Although neither council nor David took home awards on the day, David was the only finalist to achieve a highly commended recognition and certificate. This is a great achievement given the vast number of applicants and finalists,” said council’s coast and bushland coordinator, Derek Hibbert, who attended the awards. “David has great working relationships with a network of local organisations and groups, has a great deal of passion for his job and loves the opportunity to meet people and help them become engaged in Landcare.” Council has supported Landcare since 1997 and was pivotal in the formation of the Bass Coast Landcare Network in 2003. Today with more than 1000 members, the groups in the Bass Coast Landcare Network work with farmers and in urban areas to plant over 140,000 plants and trees each year. They assist council with pest plant and animal management, providing advice on vegetation management, and delivering programs that promote healthy, cohesive and connected communities. In turn, council provides office space, IT support, and fleet management services, as well as making a financial contribution to salaries and programs.

Job well done: Bass Coast Shire Council’s coast and bushland coordinator Derek Hibbert (left) congratulates Bass Coast Landcare coordinator David Bateman.

Junior cadet on national stage By Sarah Vella FOSTER’S Sarah Midwinter is one of nine Victorian female junior CFA members selected to participate in the Australian National Fire Cadet Championships in late September.

Young gun: Sarah Midwinter from Foster will travel north at the end of the month to compete in the Australian National Fire Cadet Championships.

The 15 year old will travel to the championships held over three days at the Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre, near Newcastle in New South Wales. “Every junior member of the CFA was invited to apply. I sent in my application and was lucky enough to be selected which was pretty cool,” Sarah said. “I think they were looking for applicants who are active members and who demonstrate commitment to the CFA and also the other types of things you do. “I have been with the junior CFA for about five months, but I have been with the Foster brigade for just over a year now. “I like to do as much as I can with the CFA because it is really good fun and it is good to do something to help the community.”

As a junior, Sarah has not attended any incidents as yet, but she is hopeful she will be able to attend something over the Christmas break. “I attend training every week, where we learn to roll out hoses, radio use and everything about what is located on the truck and where equipment is in the station,” she said. Sarah is looking forward to the championships, particularly the events and the opportunity to meet lots of new people. “It will be great to work with other junior members and learn from them,” she said. “It should be a great experience.” Over the three days Sarah will compete in eight events being portable pump relay; two lines, two lengths; hose and hydrant drill; light tanker and handtool; station response and knapsack drill; tanker and ladder; two tanker; and team challenge. As well as these traditional fire championship events, she will also participate in training, team-building and leadership activities. “I hope to do all right but it is not really about winning, it is about having fun and enjoying myself,” she said.

Clubs time at Toora FOR young people who live in an isolated area, it can often be difficult to find an interest and pursue it. With the help of many enthusiastic staff and community volunteers, Toora Primary School gives its students the opportunity to pursue an interest through the clubs program. Students from across the school break off into their chosen club to go and develop skills in their new found hobbies. Their second round of clubs was completed recently, where students participated in cooking, basketball, kite making, Lego construction, felting, carpet bowls, crystal making, craft with Spanish flair, board games and art and craft. In Lego club, students have been enjoying playing with one of the best toys ever invented while learning about engineering and scientific principles.

Can we make it: Holley in Lego club made a bridge to span a piece of A4 paper.

In session one, they built simple machines such as cranes, steering racks, scissor lifts and hinged vehicles. In the second session students built a bridge to span an A4 piece of paper.

The bridges were then tested to see how much weight they could hold. Brodie’s bridge held a staggering 7.4 kilograms. The felting club explored the wet felting method of felting by creat-

ing felted soaps. They used a cake of soap and applied wool fibres around the soap until the soap was completely covered. They then wet the wool wrapped soap and began felting.

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Developers take note Page 22

Leongatha Carly Roughead 0417 382 979



• 4 bedroom & study, main with ensuite, WIR • 2 living areas, double garage, 9x8m shed • Perfect for entertaining and family living

• 2 acre farmlet with river frontage • Neat 3 bedroom plus study weatherboard home • Peaceful rural retreat



Neat solid home close to schools 3 bedroom brick home Investment property or 1st home buyer





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• 2 bedroom townhouses, central lounge & dining • Fully landscaped-low maintenance gardens • Short walk to Safeway, RSL & CBD

• 3Br home on almost half an acre • 12m x 6m (approx) machinery shed • Short 900m stroll to shops & cafés

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$330,000 each



Light and spacious ideal family home 4 bedrooms, master with ensuite Overlooking open rural space and central to schools

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316 acre breeding/fattening property 3 bedroom home, lock up workshop 4 bay machinery/hay shed, 2 dams Extensive laneway renovations, 24 paddocks New fencing throughout

$4,200 per acre

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Take me back to the glory days


IPE for renovation is this federation styled home located all within an easy stroll of the main street and schools.

The two bedroom home is filled with character and charming features including pressed metal ceilings,

dado walls, high ceilings and open fire places. There is a large lounge room with an open fire place, separate dining area complete with a reverse cycle air conditioner and there is also a second bathroom. Set on approximately 855m2 with a high profile corner location this

Open for inspection Saturday, September 21, 11:00 -11.30am.

property has plenty of potential for a development site (STCA) or could be renovated to bring this home back to its former glory. Come and view the potential.

MIRBOO NTH 9 Brennan St Stockdale & Leggo Mirboo North Natalie Couper 5668 1300 or 0428 941 541





AUCTION October 11, 12pm Meeting Room 2, South Gippsland Shire Offices


Excellent opportunity

FRIDAY OCT 11 AT 12PM Meeting Room 1. South Gippsland Shire Offices




N excellent opportunity exists to purchase a development site with a current planning permit. Located on the edge of town adjoining a parcel of existing Residential One, this piece of land has huge potential. The site was originally part of the unique Springs Estate in Boags Road, Leongatha and is fully serviced (excluding natural gas), therefore meaning all the hard work has been done by the previous developer with the provision of the services. With curb and channel, town water, power, sewerage and storm water are all to the boundary. The land itself fronts the Tarwin River, creating five magnificent blocks that will be highly sort after. The remainder of the land is gently Stockdale & Leggo undulating and has a warm northLeongatha ern aspect with rural views towards Michael Hanily Nerrena. Recently there have been chang0417 311 756 es to the planning scheme allowing 2000m2 blocks to be developed in Low Density Residential, if the sewerage is available. The change now allows a greater return on the investment, providing a stronger yield. Now is the perfect time to invest whilst interest rates are at a 53 year low. Contact the office for further information.


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63.72 acres, adjoining Residential 1 Subdivision The remaining land of the established Springs Estate Zoned Low density residential which under the changes to the Planning scheme now allows 2000m2 blocks. Current planning permit The best is yet to come with some of the most beautiful blocks fronting the Tarwin River that will be highly sought after. Town water, sewerage and power are all available to the boundary. Gently undulating with a warm, North facing aspect.

Lot A Boags Road LEONGATHA


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5662 5800

Michael Hanily 0417 311 756 Jason Harris 0417 640 079 15 Bair Street, Leongatha Christie Nelson 0407 812 904







Friday Oct 25 - 1pm on site - 855 Boolarra Sth Mirboo Nth Rd

Saturday Sept 21 - 11am on site - 13 Clarence Street LEONGATHA 5662 3523

VERSATILE SPUD/ONION/CROPPING/GRAZING PROPERTY GREENHILLS HOSTEL - BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY • 187 acres plus approx 5 acres of road lease • Centrally located three bedroom country cottage • Gently undulating red soils • Large dam with 54 meg irrigation license • Ext shedding inc 12x40mt & 16x50mt with power & concrete floor WEB ID 5226140



• Offering 14 bedrooms, all ensuited • 4 room medical suite (currently tenanted) • 2 lounges, office & commercial kitchen • Approx. 854sqm building on 2970sqm block WEB ID 5613072

16 McCartin Street

Zel Svenson 0438 636 290


Three spacious b/r, two with BIR Lounge with solid fuel heater & R/C split system Bathroom has large shower & separate bath 2.4 acres divided into 2 paddocks

PRICE: $360,000 WEB ID 5708169

KORUMBURRA 5658 1894 105 Commercial St

Don Olden 0417 805 312 ELD9240404

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


AUCTION 1945 Grand Ridge Road Trida FRI, SEPT 20 12PM ON SITE.




OPEN FOR INSPECTION Sunday, Sept 22, 11am - 11.30am

21 Norview Drive, Leongatha Deceptively large

Weekend retreat on 5 acres Ideal country escape with stunning rural views. The property features an open plan kitchen and living area & sliding doors onto the deck, R/C A/C, bdrm & combined bathroom, toilet and laundry. An upstairs loft provides storage or extra sleepout space. There's also a Colorbond garage with concrete floor, solar panels and rain water tank. TERMS: 10% DEPOSIT BAL 30 DAYS




350 Anderson Roads, Leongatha 13 Acre farmlet

235 Leongatha Nth Road, Leongatha Nth Picture perfect

Nth facing family room, enormous Blackwood kitchen, views over the manicured gardens & the Nerrena Hills. Sliding glass doors open onto 2 sep outdoor areas, 2nd living area, ensuite & WIR to master & BIR's. Excellent storage under the house and Colorbond lock up garage.

With 270 degree views over Leongatha and the rural surrounds, this property ticks all the boxes. 3 BRs plus a study, large covered deck, beautifully landscaped gardens, two orchards. Subdivided into 5 paddocks, good water & stockyards.

Immaculately presented home set on 3/4 acre, renovated with a recent extension. Spacious family room, new kitchen, dining area with magnificent views, sizeable bdrms with BIR's. Also a LU shed, a double carport, secure yard & a huge well sheltered deck.

$435,000 Sole agent

$535,000 Sole agent

$460,000 Sole agent











12 Silverback Place, Leongatha Modern comforts with traditional appeal 17-19 Brendan Street, Meeniyan Ideal for growing a family Situated on a gently undulating 2.7 acres in an elevated position, this spacious Cedar home features much sought after outdoor & indoor living space. 2 living areas, updated kitchen, SFH & R/C, BI bar.





This federation style home is just about to celebrate its' 1st Birthday & is therefore still sparkling like new. In an elevated position, in a quiet court, the home features large bdrms with a WIR & tiled ensuite to the master bdrm, 9ft ceilings, ducted natural gas heating, open plan kitchen & dining area adjacent to glass sliding doors leading outside. SFH & a pleasing aspect from sizeable windows. The surrounds are landscaped with retaining walls, low maintenance gardens & there is room for a shed or workshop in the back yard if desired. This is a modern home with a touch of traditional charm.

$380,000 Sole agent


Christie Nelson 0407 812 904

Web ID



89 Parr Street, Leongatha Ultimate modern living Only two years young with sought-after views, space & access to a large shed in the back yard for boats or vans. Dual living areas, study, open plan kitchen, living & dining area with large doors onto Nth facing deck, WI pantry, ducted nat. gas heating, just move in. 4



7 Park Drive, Leongatha Grand design



3/7 Douglas Court Leongatha $159,000 5 Callaway Crescent Leongatha $217,000 42 Campbell Street Meeniyan $220,000 31 Turner Street Leongatha $240,000 8 Lee Parade Leongatha $245,000 20 Geale Street Meeniyan $245,000 45 Ogilvy Street Leongatha $250,000 7 Davison Street Leongatha $259,000



Impressive upon entry with gleaming floating floors & high ceilings, on one side of the entry is a large lounge with double doors & R/C air conditioner & on the other side is the large master bedroom. The family room is enormous & light-filled through the expansive glass windows & doors that enable you to enjoy the Northern sun and the elevated views. The kitchen has a large island bench and Tassie Oak cupboards. Also featuring a generous study, downstairs games room or 3rd living area, dble garage & paved outdoor area.




$468,000 Sole agent


Michael Hanily 0417 311 756

Web ID


14 Parkside Close, Leongatha Gracious home with room for all Approx. 25 sq of living, 4 generous bedrooms with excellent storage throughout the home. Huge open plan living, kitchen & dining area, BI TV cabinet, R/C air conditioner, ducted natural gas heating, 2nd living area & a covered deck with awnings. A very low maintenance property.

$455,000 Sole agent


OPEN FOR INSPECTION Sunday Sept 22, 12pm - 12.30pm



OPEN FOR INSPECTION Sunday Sept 22, 1pm - 1.30pm

1&2/7 Allison Street, Leongatha Attention Retirees!

22 Blair Crescent, Leongatha Big family home

205 Clear Creek Valley Road, Mirboo Peaceful perfection!

37 Giles Street, Mirboo North Potential plus

This 7 Star Energy rated townhouse is situated in arguably the best retirement location in Leongatha only 250 metres from Safeway, RSL & Cinema 4 complex. North facing aspect, open plan design, two bedrooms & semi-ensuite.

Quiet court located close to schools. Features a sunken lounge, big kitchen/dining & a second living area with BI bar. The master bdrm has had a makeover with new ensuite with wall to wall BIR's. double garage with remote roller door & landscaped gardens.

Neat and tidy home on 5 acres. 3 bed brick home, built in robes, walk in robe & powder room to master, open plan living, solar power, double carport, db garage, under cover entertaining area, established orchid & 4 paddocks.

Renovated home on 1400m2 block with rear lane access. Open plan kitchen / dining, sep lounge, elevated front decking with great views. Ample space for a shed & more.

$325,000 Sole agent

$390,000 Sole agent

FROM $310,000











$235,000 Sole agent





5662 5800 15 Bair Street, Leongatha

Michael Hanily Jason Harris 0417 640 079 0417 311 756

Christie Nelson 0407 812 904

5668 1300

96 Ridgway, Mirboo North

Natalie Couper 0428 941 541

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Perfect for entertaining and family living A

N uncompromising commitment to style, quality and detail is on offer in this exceptional four bedroom plus study family home.

With two distinct living spaces and a large undercover outdoor living blending into the family room, this home will suit any family. The main bedroom offers a full ensuite and walk in robe adjacent to a formal lounge (or parents retreat) which is next to a study. At the other end of the house is three bedrooms serviced by a separate bathroom with both a bath and shower. There is a stylish kitchen with gas cooktop, electric stove and ample bench space. Outside will please anyone with those extra big toys such as a boat or caravan, as there is a double garage, and easy access to the 9mx8m shed in the back yard. The home boasts great views from the north facing rear deck. Call to inspect today.

LEONGATHA 89 Parr Street Alex Scott and Staff Leongatha 5662 0922





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




Potential here for buyers to: break into the home owner's market; to down-size to a smaller home; to renovate ; for investors to secure a suitable rental property. 2 BRs, separate lounge, neat kitchen/meals area & sunroom. Side access to a 3-bay shed (& lock-up workshop.) Disabled ramp access. This solid home has a lot to offer.

24 acres of clear, undulating to part steep land. Stock yard/ loading race, 3 dams, good pastures, machinery/ hay shed with garage attached. Older cottage in need of some renovation. Good kitchen, laundry & bathroom. Partly furnished, 2 BRs. Just 17 km on sealed road from Leongatha. Improver's potential.






Picturesque property with flat, to undulating, to part steep land. 83 acres plus 18 acres river frontage with transferable lease, plus water diversion licence. Old cottage in need of TLC & disused dairy, both with power. Good 8-bay hay/ machinery- shed, stockyards & loading race. Sensational views.

Versatile property suited to equestrian or general grazing usage, all well fenced & sheltered. Solid brick quality home with 3 BRs, as new kitchen & family room, lounge with solid fuel heater, 2 x R/C air-cons. Huge enclosed BBQ area, double carport & workshop. Extensive shedding incl. high 3 bay machinery shed. Large dam with power. An easily managed property.



5 McCartin Street LEONGATHA

Insight INS2200063

Lindsay Powney 0428 515 103

Robyn Powney 0488 454 547

5662 2220

Web Email

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - PAGE 25



Great first home, Tranquil weekender or investor J L

OOKING for that cosy weekender or cottage to renovate? Then

this property could be the one.

Set on approximately one acre and surrounded by nature

the home has two bedrooms, open plan living with a verandah running along the back overlooking the garden. The home has timber floors, LPG gas cooking, nobo electric heater and a warm and friendly feel. The property is fully fenced, and offers easy to maintain grounds and plenty of room to park the caravan, boat or pony. Situated in the heart of Meeniyan the home is within walking distance to the local school, transport and shops. The Great Southern Rail Trail is close by for those attracted to walking or cycling. It is a 30 minute drive to the beach at Walkerville.

UST one aspect of this rare opportunity to purchase a corner block of approximately 1,100m2 on the famous Grand Ridge Road, is the potential for subdivision (STCA).

As well as the solid family home, another is a neat separate bungalow, currently used as a business premises. With separate side access, this building offers potential for multi-purpose uses; home office, workshop, separate guest accommodation or rental opportunity. The main room features rich, natural timber flooring and provision for a kitchenette/en suite has been started. Entry to the home is via a sunny front patio that opens into a welcoming entrance. Venture along a tiled walk-through into the lounge, and on to a modern kitchen/dining room.


This room over looks full length decking and an elevated barbecue area surrounded by lush gardens, offering total privacy. The three bedrooms plus study home is currently a comfortable four bedroom family home, with three of the rooms north facing (master bedroom with en suite). New blinds have recently been installed throughout. Carpets and fresh paintwork



52 McKitterick St

2 Scarlett Street

Landmark Harcourts Leongatha 5662 2292

Land size: 1,100m2 Insight Real Estate Leongatha 5662 2220







GLENYS FOSTER 0477 622 298


Take advantage of this opportunity Call Barry 0477 622 292 or Glenys 0477 622 298




Outstanding beef fattening farm with river frontage 3 bedroom weatherboard home Heavy duty stockyards, disused dairy, unlimited water supply











$6,500 per acre


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Lifestyle property on 4.4 acres with 3 bdrm cottage Excellent shedding, fenced & divided into 5 paddocks With Coalition Creek running through the property.

? 1 acre (approx) block, gorgeous setting with 2 bdrm cottage ? Open plan living with sun room & doors to the verandah ? Ideal place to renovate, built in the 1970's timber floors

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Ideal turnout paddock, with excellent shelter belts Heavy duty stockyards, race and cattle crush Good fencing with solar electric



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Delightful 3 bdrm character filled home on 3.75 acres Two separate living areas, rural views & setting Stumps, roof & wiring all upgraded


BARRY REDMOND 0477 622 292



add to what is a comfortable, tranquil atmosphere. Also included is a lock-up double garage with a large fresh water tank. Set amongst old world gardens with meandering pathways, there is also a large open sunny section, ideal for growing organic vegies in the purpose built boxes (with plenty of room to extend further). With so much on offer, you’ll want to inspect this gem.

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3 bdrm, 3 separate living zones with great outlook. Renovated kitchen, 2 RC/AC plus solid wood heater Outdoor area with an easy to care for backyard.

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Fine drop: celebrating the win are the winemaking and viticulture team from Purple Hen, from left, Adam Corey, Rick Lacey and Pip Farr.

Purple Hen excels Science whizzes at Inverloch PURPLE Hen Wines had another excellent performance at the recent Gippsland Wine Show with 10 of its 14 entries winning medals. Highlights were its 2012 Riesling winning White Wine of Show and its 2012 Shiraz winning Best Shiraz of Show. Thirty wineries from across Gippsland entered a total of 150 wines in this year’s show held at Lardner Park, Warragul on September 4 and 5. The wines were judged in ‘blind’ tastings by an expert judging panel from the wine industry, this year chaired by Dan Buckle, senior winemaker at Domain Chandon. Commenting on the results, Maira Vitols of Purple Hen, said, “Winning

the trophy for White Wine of Year was particularly pleasing. It is the first time Purple Hen has won that trophy and to do so with an ‘Off Dry’ Riesling was unexpected. It is a great confirmation for this style of wine. “Being a semi-sweet wine some see it as not a ‘genuine’ or ‘serious’ style of wine, but many of the great rieslings from Germany and Alsace are this style. That’s where we took our inspiration.” The Award for Best Shiraz was the fourth year in a row that Purple Hen has won this trophy at the Gippsland Wine Show – an amazing performance. Since its first vintage in 2005, Purple Hen Shiraz has been consistently winning medals at major wine shows, with gold medals in two of the last three Royal Melbourne Wine Shows.

Milpara Community House news MY GOODNESS, our term four program has not even gone to print as yet but thanks to the support we receive through The Star, information is out there already and enrolments are starting to come in for some of the new sessions being offered. Some of the courses include Flower Arranging, Soy Wax Candle-making, Cake Decorating, Companion Planting, The Yard Club, Digital Photography, Photography classes and

many more. To help prepare our Year 12 school leavers for their beyond school lives, we are offering some of our courses on dates that are after they finish school. These include Construction Induction (White Card) Responsible Service of Alcohol, and Food Safety Level One. We are again offering Apply First Aid, CPR, and Administration of Adrenaline for Anaphylaxis. For business owners

we will be offering MYOB AccountRight and QuickBooks, as well as Office Essentials which include Excel Spreadsheets and Microsoft Publisher. Also for the business owner is Better Business Practices, a workshop sponsored by Small Business Victoria. It would also take this opportunity to advise Milpara Community House will only be open during the upcoming school term holidays on Tuesday, 10am to 2pm; Wednesday, 10am to 1pm; and Thursday,10am to 1pm, and access to the Emergency Foodbank will only be available during these hours also. Thank you everyone for making term three a busy and exciting time and ask for you to keep an eye out for our term four program which will be delivered during the September/October school holiday period. For information about any of the offered classes or courses at Milpara, please call Sandra, Leisa or Jenni on 5655 2524, or call into the house, 21 Shellcott’s Road, Korumburra.

MADDISON May Witton was born on September 8 at Leongatha Hospital. She is the first child for Nick Witton and Tammy McMahon of Korumburra.

TECHNOLOGY and transition combined for Inverloch Primary School students on Friday. Grade 6 children joined with Grade 6 students from other schools at Wonthaggi Secondary College to race model cars they built from foam, wood and mini motors. The program was designed to introduce students to the secondary college way of life. Grade 5 children at Inverloch made model boats and held their own race last Thursday.

Above, Transition time: getting ready for fun were Inverloch students and their vehicles, from left, Shannon, Alice, Kirk, Taig, Alex, Tristan and Cleo.

Outdoor discovery: three Inverloch Primary School students took part in the Coastal Ambassadors program at The Nobbies at Phillip Island last Wednesday. As part of the program, Riley, Freya and Bianca, pictured, will arrange for a greenhouse to be built at the school to grow seedlings for the school grounds.

Resilient funding for you DEPUTY Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan is encouraging local councils, community groups and business associations to apply for up to $110,000 through the Victorian Coalition Government’s Resilient Community Program. Mr Ryan said the $1.5 million would assist regional and rural communities to build their capacity to tackle hazards including bushfires, floods and storm surges. “Communities throughout Gippsland face unique challenges and a ‘one-sizefits-all’ approach is not appropriate – in fact, some communities face multiple hazards throughout the course of a year,” Mr Ryan said. “The Resilient Community Program, which replaces the Fire Ready Communities Grants program, provides funding for community-led projects to

assist residents to better prepare for, withstand and recover from natural disasters and other hazards. “It is local people who know what it takes to make their communities safer, better informed and more prepared to tackle the impact of these hazards.” Mr Ryan said the Resilient Community Program would provide funding for community-led projects in high risk communities that establish shared responsibility for all hazards; education and engagement activities – to help the community understand risks and take an active role in emergency management; community-led local risk and hazard workshops; and programs that develop community leadership and support emergent leaders to help build resilience in communities. Mr Ryan said funded projects would build community confidence to share the responsibility of handling emergencies with the government, community and business sectors.

Local councils, community groups and business associations that are interested in applying should

contact the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation office on 5174 9233.

From pages p g past p Historical snippets from The Star 30 years ago September 20, 1983

5 years ago September 16, 2008

SATURDAY’S tragic drowning at the entrance to Anderson’s Inlet was the fourth fatality in the area since 1975. The death toll from Saturday’s boating mishap could well have been higher without the efforts of Inverloch man, Damien Crowe. Mr Crowe paddled out to the stricken vessel on his surf board and helped keep two of the men afloat while the rescue crew arrived. *****

THE Alberton Football league grand final has fallen the way many had predicted, with Wonthaggi Power posting an emphatic 57 point victory over a brave Yarram. Although the Demons kept up with the Power for the first half, just as in the teams’ qualifying final clash, the game was won by Power in a dominant third quarter display. *****

10 years ago September 16, 2003 MURRAY Goulburn Co-operatives’s 260 workers closed down the Leongatha plant for 24 hours last Wednesday afternoon in a shock strike over casualisation of the workforce. Milk was diverted to other processing plants and production lines were stopped at what is the peak time for milk flow.

1 year ago September 18, 2012 IT was a sweet victory for the Korumburra-Bena girls when they took out the A Grade premiership on Saturday. Both teams came out firing early, with the Bulldogs finding the ring first. Foster soon followed but the pressure of the Korumburra-Bena defenders was too much and their goalers capitalised on the well on the turnovers.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - PAGE 27

Farmer opens gate WATTLEBANK farmers Clive and Nadine Verboon are opening their farmgate to educate the public about food production. The dairy farmers have diversified into beef, lamb and pork, and now sell their meat direct from the farmgate and also at three farmers’ markets around the region: Koonwarra, Coal Creek at Korumburra, and Inverloch Community farmers’ markets. This Saturday, September 21, the Verboons are hosting an open day to herald the start of spring. From 9.30am to 3.30pm, people will be able to enjoy a farm tour upon request, enjoy a small animals nursery, a barbecue and buy beef, lamb and pork, all grass reared. “We have something special here and we would like to share that,”

Nadine said. “Spring is when lots of baby animals are about, and people can have a coffee and enjoy the view.” The meat range includes sausages, schnitzels, t-bones, cabana and smoked bacon – smoked the old fashioned way, in a smokehouse. “I’ve been going to the markets as a customer for 10 years and know a lot of the producers. You can’t beat the local produce,” Nadine said. She breeds British White Cattle, an old English breed, and her children Alyssia, Dylan, Dakotah and Harrison show them. The pig breeds of choice are Large Blacks and Wessex Saddlebacks, and these roam free range with supplementary feeding of milk from the Verboon dairy. The lamb is all Black Faced Suffolk. “We try to run the farm as

sustainably as possible. The less inputs you have, the better and we want a more natural product,” Nadine said. Farm tours are also available to schools and other groups. Long term, the Verboons will have an education centre and offer cooking classes. “We’re teaching the kids their food comes from a farm and not from a shop,” Clive said. The Verboons participate in the Cows Create Careers program by taking calves to schools and also take part in the Gippsland Beef Agricultural Education course at Woolamai Racecourse over Easter. Nadine is also involved with the Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show and the new Rural Engagement Group through Bass Coast Shire Council. Wattlebank Park Farm is located at 425 Lynnes Road, Wattlebank. To find out more, phone 5674 9315 or 0417 001 287.

Meet the animals: Nadine Verboon and a piglet, one of the many baby animals people can meet at Wattlebank Park Farm this Saturday.

Dementia support MORE than 320,000 Australians are living with dementia.

On watch: among the key players in the fox control program are, from left, Bill Gurnett of Parks Victoria, trapper Peter Wright, and Friends of the Venus Bay Peninsula’s Mae Adams, Janet Carey and Sue Flere.

Foxes in sights By Brad Lester VENUS Bay people can hardly be called a foxy lot because there are fewer foxes there nowadays. A team effort between Friends of the Venus Bay Peninsula, landowners, Parks Victoria and trapper Peter Wright has reduced the number of foxes threatening wildlife in the Cape Liptrap Coastal Park. The park stretches from Venus Bay to Walkerville, and borders lambing grounds. Parks Victoria estimates fox control has boosted farmers’ lambing rates by up to half a lamb a year. “Coordinated fox control has made a huge difference to fox numbers in the park,” said Bill Gurnett, ranger with Parks Victoria at Foster. “We estimate we are getting 500 foxes a year out of the park.” A combination of poison baits and traps has gradually reduced the fox population from 1000 in 2007,

as then estimated by a Landcare officer. Today, there are 60 permanent bait stations scattered throughout the coastal park and more native wildlife as a result. “Once you get half the original number of foxes, there is significantly reduced pressure on the native species,” Mr Gurnett said. “We are seeing more lyrebirds at Walkerville and hooded plovers, bandicoots and antechinus.” The friends group encourages landowners to report fox sightings to help with placement of fox traps. “Trapping is used in the third estate, which is covered by a rural conservation zone, so people manage their properties as habitat,” friends co-convenor Janet Carey said. “About half of the landowners have traps on their properties.” Leg hold traps are not used in the first and second estates where pets are at risk of being caught, but the existing techniques are proving adequate. “It’s really important we keep

the fox control program continuous because once we stop, they go into other areas,” friends group coconvenor Mae Adams said. The program is funded by Parks Victoria with some contribution from South Gippsland Shire Council The Friends of Venus Bay Peninsula initiated the project with Parks Victoria after concern about the many fox sightings around Venus Bay, and out of particular concern for the viability of the hooded plover. The bird nests on the beach and as a result, eggs and chicks are vulnerable to fox attack. The red fox was introduced into Australia by Europeans in the 1850s and has since contributed to the extinction of many small to mediumsized native mammals and ground nesting birds. Foxes also carry diseases that infect both wildlife and domestic animals, particularly dogs. Sarcoptic mange, for example, is transmitted to wombats and they die a slow, painful death from the disease.

Help demystify dementia by arranging a free training session to increase awareness throughout your business or workplace. The Dementia Awareness Business Series is an Australian Government initiative to assist businesses that regularly engage with people living with dementia. This project is supported by the Australian Government and delivered locally by GippsTAFE. This program is creating awareness across Gippsland and aims to provide staff with strategies to use when identifying and interacting with clients or customers who are living with Dementia. Organisations within the emergency services and public transport sector, hairdressing, retail and banking sectors are particularly being encouraged to get involved. “People working across these industries will often encounter people living with Dementia. This program will assist

them in recognising and understanding symptoms of the condition and to better assist that person,” program representative, Gabrielle Durand of GippsTAFE, said. Developed by Alzheimer’s Australia, the program can be completed in a single session and comes at no cost to the organisation. The session is fully funded by the Australian Government and all catering is provided. “We are able to deliver on site, or at a chosen local venue, anywhere across Gippsland. Participants are provided with a range

of resources to take away and gain a far greater understanding of the ways we can all contribute to better outcomes for those with Dementia,” Gabrielle said. Show your support for people living with Dementia and register your business for a free training session today. Contact Gabrielle Durand on 5622 8500 for more information or to arrange a training session. For more information on the impact of Dementia visit the Alzheimer’s Australia website

Arrange a FREE training session and increase awareness throughout your business or workplace. Call us to find out more (03) 5622 8500 The ‘Dementia Awareness Business Breakfast Series’ is supported by the Australian Government. Delivered locally by GippsTAFE.

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Art from the heart FREESTYLE expression features throughout works by three artists at the next exhibition at Fish

Creek’s Gecko Studio Gallery.

AS IT IS, drawings using chinagraph, charcoal and oilstick, is a collection by Wonthaggi artists Paul and

Wendy Satchell, and Tom Murray-White. The show opens this Saturday, September 21 from 2-5pm, and continues until October 19.

According to Tom’s wife Claudia, the artists believe words are often inadequate and confusing in describing art. “They wish for you to interpret their art as you see it, rather than by the words they put to their work,” she said. For Paul, Wendy and Tom, making art is a necessity. The whys, whats, and hows of their

Creative mind: artist Paul Satchell.

art-making are less defined, and perhaps less important. “The origins of artmaking - for anyone are mysterious; a shared tension between passion for the miracle of the everyday, and a murky fear of life at its most real,” she said. “Paul, Wendy and Tom are united by the necessity to create. Ideas and directions can emerge from unknown sources. Clear ideas can be changed, directed by the actual making of the art. In relationship with the process, artists are looking for the creative moment which unlocks the identity of the artwork. “The trio’s art strives to reach personal high standards. Art-making can be tedious, painful and exciting. It is full of flow, and struggle. At some point, it is; at least, it is enough. “The work is left to

Intimate scene: a drawing by Tom Murray White. steep. Eventually, another urge arises; the artwork is made, but the process is not finished. The art must be seen by intimates, by acquaintances, by the public.” Paul, Wendy and Tom believe their concept of the artwork is only the first dimension of the work. “Art is not an explicable product that holds the same value across all audiences,”

Claudia said. “Sharing the artwork gives it greater meaning for Paul, Wendy and Tom. The trio believe art is a visual experience that has a power beyond obvious language; as the viewer, they believe you have the responsibility, personal knowledge and creative awareness to respond in your own way to ‘AS IT IS’.”

Erotic fiction on stage HIT Productions presents The Book Club starring Amanda Muggleton at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre next month. Deborah’s youngest daughter has flown the nest and her husband Wally is absent, burning off the fuel of a midlife crisis with endless rounds of golf and tennis. Deborah is also occupied, enjoying romantic lunches with Martin Amis and passionate hotel trysts with John Updike. But that’s just in her dreams. The spice of Deborah’s real life is her book club.


For the women who take part, it’s a meeting of minds – and their very different lifestyles. For Deborah, the club is a chance to gather the juicy gossip of her friends’ lives and relationships. But when a famous author joins the group, Deborah’s own life suddenly switches from an old wives’ tale to the stuff of erotic fiction. Australia’s leading stage actress, Amanda Muggleton (Prisoner, Shirley Valentine,Master Class), returns to the star role of this brand new production, giving us a hilarious peek behind the closed doors of suburbia. This outstanding live

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Bert inspires writers THE late Bert van Bedaf was an inspirational writer with a zest for life. His memory lives on in the form of a short story and poetry competition with a prize named in his honour. The $500 Bert van Bedaf Memorial Award for a short story will be offered at the Coal Creek Literary Festival on Saturday, October 5. Entries close Friday, September 27. The award celebrates Bert’s ability to captivate the reader’s attention with his descriptive, engaging storytelling, nurtured over many years as a journalist (including with The Star) and an author. Last year’s winner was Vicky Daddo with Moon bound. Writers are also urged to enter the open poetry (prize $200), and under 18 short story ($100 prize) and poetry ($100 prize) categories. All entries are to be on A4 white paper fastened with a paper clip (no staples), and be accompanied by a completed and signed entry form. Two copies of each entry must be provided. All entries must be mailed to Coal Creek Literary Festival, PO Box 193, Korumburra 3950. Cheques or money orders are to be made out to: Coal Creek Community Park and Museum. Entry forms and conditions are available online at: au/events/literary-festival This year is the sixth annual festival and will include unusual themes, including comics, The Bardic Tradition and digital

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2013 South Gippsland DAIRY EXPO

Dairy solutions start here MANAGING small details in real time is the key to tangible profit margins for Australian dairy farms. Dairy Management Solutions (DMS) Afimilk’s modular system achieves cost-efficient milk production, higher profit margins, superior animal welfare management and product quality. Installed in dairy farms across more than 50 countries in over five continents, Afimilk’s modular system has become an essential management tool for today’s dairy farm. With over 30 years experience as service technician providers to Australia’s dairy industry, DMS Afimilk has the expertise and know-how to

help in the adoption and ongoing management of Afimilk products. DMS Afimilk is headed by directors Rob Cosson and Clint Brereton. Their passion for the integration of technology into the Australian dairy farming way is the driving force behind DMS Afimilk. DMS Afimilk serves all corners of the Australian dairy landscape. The team at DMS Afimilk is currently working on a large project at Clovelly in Tasmania. Having completed an upgrade of its current 54 unit rotary to include milk meters and electronic cup removers last month, construction has commenced on a new 54 unit rotary. Once complete, farm manager Mark Miers hopes to increase herd

numbers over both dairies. Mr Miers is currently using the AfiHeat system (pedometers) and will continue to work with New Zealand dairy farmer/consultant Mark Brown and DMS technical guru Glenn Gardner to achieve cost effective milk production and reproduction across his herd. DMS Afimilk also offer a variety of other products including electronic cup removers, sort/weigh gates, teat scrubbers and silicone multitube (incorporating milk and twin tube). Visit DMS Afimilk at site 7a at the South Gippsland Dairy Expo to discuss how they can help you achieve greater efficiencies on your farm.

DMS employee: Glenn Gardner specialises in the technical aspects of the Afi system, working on site and over the phone with farmers. Glenn will head to Israel later next month to work on the development of Afi product specific to the Australian and New Zealand dairy climate.

Spring warms hopes By Sarah Vella EVERYTHING seems to be lining up for local farmers in the lead up to spring including the weather, paddock conditions, milk prices and feed availability.

Looking up: Gordon Vagg, president of the South Gippsland branch of the Victorian Farmers Federation, said a lower Australian dollar, coupled with high milk prices and a promising weather outlook were contributing to increased farmer confidence.

Bright outlook for farmers By Sarah Vella THE majority of Australia’s dairy farmers are feeling more confident about the industry according to the latest National Dairy Farmer Survey. Nearly three quarters of farmers surveyed by Dairy Australia were positive about the outlook for the future of the industry. A lower Australian dollar, positive commodity price outlook and improved seasonal conditions are thought to be behind the lift. President of the South Gippsland branch of the Victorian Farmers Federation, Gordon Vagg, said the main reason for the rise in confidence was the milk price. “It is one of the best opening prices we have ever had. Every farmer watches the Australian dollar, which has come back more than 10 cents. That affects us big time,” he said. “It has given us a bit of life.” Mr Vagg said Australian and New Zealand products are highly sought after by overseas markets because they are clean, disease free island countries. “The lower dollar makes our products cheaper and easier to sell to

those overseas markets,” he said. Dairy Australia’s commercial research and analysis manager, Norm Repacholi, said while domestic sales continue to be sluggish, China was driving global dairy markets. “Imports of dairy products in the first part of 2013 were up 26 per cent on the corresponding period in 2012,” he said. “The nation’s farmers and dairy processors have coped with a range of challenges across the past two to three seasons. “Now the vital factors – weather, inputs, price and demand – appear to be settling in the industry’s favour in most parts of the country.” Mr Vagg said it looks as though the weather patterns are changing and South Gippsland is returning to normal spring conditions. “It is shaping up to be a top spring. Farmers in this area are low on fodder reserves so we are looking for a good spring to restock our fodder levels,” he said. “If we get a good spring leading into summer, cattle will be in better condition and will produce more meat and milk. “This winter was not as long and wet like it was the last couple of years. It did get wet in August,

but we couldn’t handle it because it wasn’t wet in June.” Mr Vagg said one good year will help to make up for the past few, which have been tough for a lot of farmers. “Some would have had to borrow more money to get through. Farmers right across the board, dairy, beef, whatever took a big hit. It will take at least 12 months to get out of it,” he said. Rabobank state manager for Victoria, Todd Charteris, said dairy farmers are expecting more positive returns this season and sheep and beef graziers are entering spring with promising feed growth. “The tough climatic conditions dairy farmers have been operating in have eased and there is also expected to be some relief in feed costs over the next six months,” he said. “Circumstances are also proving to be favourable for sheep and beef producers, with feed levels improving as they head into spring.” Mr Charteris said there was still a sense of caution in the sector. “Dairy farmers are consolidating after last year, which was tough from both a price and production perspective,” he said.

Koonwarra farmer Shawn Hollingworth said there was definitely an air of confidence among farming discussion groups and other industry bodies. “We have done really well over the winter, so now we just need to make sure we can capitalise on these promising conditions,” he said. To the end of August in 2012, Mr Hollingworth had recorded 329mm of rain and in 2013 he recorded 438mm. “The difference was in 2012 was it started raining in January. This year it didn’t start raining until the end of April,” he said. “Our feed pad has really helped in the wet conditions, as it has allowed us to manage where we put the cows and utilise on-off grazing. “We have done little damage to our paddocks compared to last year and we won’t have to do any re-sowing.” Midway through winter, farmers across South Gippsland were concerned there was not going to be enough fodder available to maintain their herds. “We are lucky enough to still have some home grown silage and hay left, however we did buy in some lucerne and vetch to start the cows off,” Mr Hollingworth said. With the milk price sitting at around

$6.70 per kilogram of milk solids, Mr Hollingworth said it gives them a lot of flexibility when it comes to improving the farm. “We are in a good cash position and have the ability to throw a fair bit of fertiliser out. Our ultimate goal is to conserve two years of fodder,” he said. “It usually takes two years to recover from one bad year. That’s not everybody, but people will now be able to try and consolidate and pay back the tough season. “Everyone is upbeat, which is good.” Mr Hollingworth said it was also important to note that after a tough season, cattle may be behind their best. “Dry cows may be in worse condition than they would normally be, so the cows have to catch up as well and a lot of people outside the dairy industry may not realise that,” he said. For now, it is a matter of going hard with grass production and Mr Hollingworth is hoping to get two cuts of hay or silage across his farm this year. “Fingers crossed we get the right conditions,” he said. “We are in the process of completing soil tests and plant tissue tests to work out our fertiliser regime. This will get the whole system of plants, bugs and soil all working together.” As is often the case, Mr Hollingworth said the main concern moving into spring is the weather. “Some weather sites still suggest above average rainfall into late summer, which is good for grass growth later in season, but it could also hamper silage production,” he said.

Outlook promising: Koonwarra dairy farmer Shawn Hollingworth is expecting a decent spring season this year.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - PAGE 35

2013 South Gippsland DAIRY EXPO

Expo showcases innovation

The club is pleased to return the expo to Korumburra and looks forward to celebrating 14 years of providing the local dairying community with an event that showcases the latest in innovation, products and services available. During the past 12 years, the Strzelecki Lions Club has distributed over $290,000 back to the community from this event. This achievement would not have been possible without the involvement of loyal sponsors who have continued to support the expo and the community. Expo goers will hear from Matt Harms from On Farm Consulting on the topic Better Milk Price, More Profit – or is it? Are we just chasing a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow? Panel members will be made up of local dairy farmers. Keep your eyes open for further information. The session will be held at 11am on Thursday, September 26 and is supported by the South Gippsland Shire Council and Rabobank. Major expo sponsor Devondale/Murray Goulburn and MG Trading will have a suppliers lounge with Devondale products. Meet the Devondale/ Murray Goulburn field services team and find out about MG Trading stores. For dairy farmers, don’t forget to book into the Devondale/Murray Goulburn and Reid Stockfeed breakfast on the morning of Thursday, September 26.

Bookings are essential, so phone Murray Goulburn on 5662 9666 or Reid Stockfeeds on 5633 2222. It’s more than a handful this year at the dairy expo. Come along and observe a hand milking competition where there is sure to be heaps of froth and bubble and lots of laughs. Remember, no crying over spilt milk, so don’t miss out on a hilarious event. This activity is proudly sponsored by Burra Foods. Enjoy some local cheese that has featured in the Australian Grand Dairy Awards, matched with some wines for a service provider networking session at 4pm on Wednesday. Dairy farmers are welcome. This session is sponsored by Dairy Australia and GippsDairy. Once again there will be something for the ladies so come along and visit the Ladies Pavilion at the dairy expo. As the dairy expo falls within the school holidays, there will be activities for the children. This year we have invited back the kids CarEd activity to entertain future young motorists. In addition the young ones will be able to see cute and cuddly farm animals and jump on a choice of jumping castles. The kid’s activity centre will be located in the Sanders Pavilion. There will be plenty to do for the children during these holidays, so bring the whole family along and enjoy your day out. Expo sponsors promise to have plenty of exciting new products, services and innovations all at the dairy expo in Korumburra. Make sure you find time to call in and support the exhibitors who support the community. Gate charge is $10 per person and under 16s are free. Opening hours are 9am to 3.30pm daily.

Very popular: Marianne Krohn from Lik Icecream was flat out at the 2012 dairy expo.

To find out more, please phone Deanne Kennedy on 5659 4219 or email

Making it happen: Bill Loughridge and Denis Casey are part of the hard working Strzelecki Lions Club team that stage the dairy expo.


THE South Gippsland Dairy Expo, organised by the Strzelecki Lions Club, will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, September 25 and 26 at the Korumburra Showgrounds.


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Based in Poowong, Notman Seeds is an independently owned South Gippsland company that has been established for over 25 years. Gippsland representative Adam Fisher said the business is researched based and runs trials to determine which crops will perform well across the region. “From the trials, we are pleased to introduce Surge Italian Ryegrass as the most persistent in its class,” he said “Ultra Perennial Rye also performed well, with unbeaten yields in New Zealand field tests for the last two years.”

The aim of the research is to get cultivars and value into the farming system, with the end result more home grown feed for farmers. Mr Fisher said at the South Gippsland Dairy Expo, they will have available economic budgets on all cropping options, including fodder crops. “This year there has been a greater demand for maize, so we will have a bit of a focus on the systems involved to grow the crop and the costing,” he said. This year, both Adam Fisher and Peter Notman will be available at the expo over both days to discuss spring and summer cropping options for South Gippsland and beyond. They will be offering a special price on all silage inoculants ordered during the expo, so drop in and see them at site 14.

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He encourages continued communication to ensure maximum return on your breeding investment. He is confident that Hico will make a difference to your business. At this year’s South Gippsland Dairy Expo, we will be focusing on adding value to your business and look forward to showing you a range of reports and data management ideas that are tailored to

achieve maximum results. Hico’s innovative ideas around milk quality control are focused on ensuring you have all the information necessary to make informed decisions for example tailoring dry cow treatment and feed requirements. Hico’s professional dedicated team look forward to seeing you at the 2013 South Gippsland Dairy Expo. We encourage you to contact us at any time at the office on 5658 1311, or Wilco 0428 220 201 or Philip 0419 100 642.

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Quick hands: Scott and Tamara Loughridge of Poowong pose with their cows used in the hand milking competition at last year’s dairy expo.

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Bringing stockfeed into the 21st century IRWIN Stockfeeds’ $15 million state of the art stock feed milling facility at Lang Lang is in its final stages of construction, with commissioning underway. Construction began last year and the 60 tonne an hour mill will produce a full range of pelletised feeds and mash meals. “Building one of Australia’s most modern custom designed turn-key stockfeed milling operations is a 25 year dream fulfilled,” says Irwin Stockfeeds founding director Bryan Irwin. “This is a new and exciting era not just for Irwin Stockfeeds, but for the industry more broadly and the construction of this feed mill is a significant investment that reaffirms our commitment to the sustainable growth and prosperity of Gippsland’s dairy and livestock industries.” Investing in this new facility, which uses the latest, most advanced and innovative technology, will improve the quality of feed available to Gippsland producers, making the industry more competitive

and efficient. “From humble beginnings, we have worked hard to become the benchmark and the future of the stockfeed manufacturing industry and we have spared no expense to enhance our quality products and exceptional service for customers,” Bryan said. Irwin Stockfeeds is a member of the Stockfeed Manufacturers Council of Australia SFMCA and is a FeedSafe accredited mill. Their products are made with the highest quality grains that are milled and blended to customer requirements. Irwin Stockfeeds offers a range of high performance ruminant feeds including grain, grain mixes, protein meals, pellets and hay. Irwin Stockfeeds products cater for seasonal variation – from high energy in spring, to high protein in summer - and their sales and nutrition technicians can help with customised rations, medicated feed additives and supplements. Irwin Stockfeeds run a fleet of 14 prime movers with trailers including B-doubles and singles in auger, blower/auger and/or

New mill: Peter Lowry, sales manager for Irwin Stockfeeds, is thrilled South Gippsland’s new $15 million stockfeed milling facility at Lang Lang is nearing completion. tipper combinations. Bryan believes that owning their own transport gives them greater flexibility to service their clients. To achieve this, they have imported Canadian

technology trailers assembled in Australia which have revolutionised stockfeed delivery. Irwin Stockfeeds remains passionate in supporting

Gippsland farming communities through increased investment, sponsorship of local sporting clubs, agricultural societies and community events. For more information and

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No better time to buy LEADING into spring and the hopes of a good farming season, Marriott’s is heading to the dairy

expo with a full range of ATVs and side by side vehicles.

John Jones will be fronting the site with a great range of Polaris, Suzuki and Can-Am ATVs and utility vehicles. Mr Jones said moving the expo from Poowong

Marriott’s will be on site 41 at the expo in Korumburra. Sales consultant

to the larger centre in Korumburra had been a great decision. “We noticed a definite increase in patronage at the expo since its move and we

enjoyed a very good expo in 2012,” he said. “If the weather warms up a bit and we get some fine days for the expo, I reckon it has the potential to be another good one.” As well as the leading brands, Marriott’s will also have some giveaways and great deals for the two days

of the expo. “We’ll have a children’s ATV there as well and a spray unit on one of the ATVs,” he said. The Polaris Ranger 900 XP is currently available at 0 per cent interest over 24 months on a 10 per cent deposit. Ranger 500 is available

from $99 per week at 4.99 per cent per annum interest, based on a 15 per cent deposit. Check Marriotts for any conditions that apply. John fielded a lot of enquiries last year and is happy to organise an on-farm demonstration as an expo follow-up.

Maize for more energy IT IS time to start preparing your cows for joining for next season.

Out in force: John Jones from Marriott’s with some of the Polaris utility vehicle line-up, some of which will be at the expo in Korumburra next week.



Leading to joining, cows are under enormous pressure of maintaining milk production, keeping in good health and getting ready for joining again. In addition, cows are also faced with unfavorable climatic conditions. All these require a lot of nutrients, most especially energy. It is therefore important that a cows’ diet during this period is able to provide adequate energy while preventing or minimizing any health problems. One of the grains that can boost energy of dairy cows is maize. It contains high level of starch, which can improve energy supply to maintain production and improve fertility in dairy cows. Firstly, starch content in maize is comparable to that of wheat but maize starch is safer because it is slowly fermented in the rumen, minimising acidosis risk. This is more important in winter/ spring when effective fibre in cow’s diet is low, increasing the risk of acidosis and displaced abomasum. Secondly a high portion of maize starch will not ferment in the rumen but will digest into glucose in the lower gut.

Glucose is a highly efficient energy source and will increase the total energy available to the cow. Glucoseis also a preferred energy source for reproductive activities such as follicle production and estrus cycling (heat). CopRice manufactures the only maize pellet in the market. AusMaizing is a 13MJ, 12 per cent protein pellets that contain 30 per cent maize. In addition to the standard Dairy Vitamin and Mineral Premix, it is fortified with six organic trace minerals (copper, cobalt, zinc, manganese, selenium and chromium) for improved cow health. The CopRice AusMaizing pellet is about delivering feed that will help to promote a safe rumen environment while providing more energy to your cow for improved fertility and production. Feeding a diet containing maize will help to lift the energy status of your cows and increase their chance of getting incalf while maintaining healthy rumen and milk production. For more information about Maize and CopRice AusMaizing pellet, speak to our friendly sales and nutrition staff on freecall 1800 267 742.



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Choices galore GENDORE sales representative Shaun O’Hara said the Leongatha tractor and machinery specialist’s new stock of mowers was something special. Among them is the prized Kverneland Taarup 2624, a round disc wonder that is less susceptible to stone impact, reducing shock loads in the transmission. While Taarup’s round disc range is proving popular, Vicon has its admirers too. “Both mowers have self-resetting breakaways. If you’re mowing in a paddock and you hit something, the cutterbar will just swing back. It will move up and over whatever you’ve hit, whether it be a rock or some other obstruction,” Shaun said.

“Then it simply resets itself.” For time saved and ease of use, it makes the mowers clear winners. But bigger can sometimes be better, and despite the technological advances in Taarup and Vicon, many farmers like what they’re seeing from Pottinger. “The main reason for picking up Pottinger was the size. They make mowers up to 4.4m, whereas our other brands only go to 3.6m,” Shaun said. “When you’re going around the paddock, that 80cm can make a big difference.” Add in the brilliant McHale and Gendore boasts quite an impressive range. “We’ve already sold quite a few from early orders for people keen to know the stock’s there,” Shaun said.

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Farming Insight

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MELDAN JERSEYS COMPLETE DISPERSAL SALE Monday 30th September at 10.30 am KOONWARRA SELLING CENTRE a/c Brendan & Melissa Scott of Binginwarri.

245 Superior Jerseys 245 Selling: 40 Grade Cows, includes several X Breds. Autumn calved & rejoined. Aug - Sept calved. 119 Reg. Jersey Cows with prod. to 8594 litres 396 kgs fat 320 kgs protein. Aut calved & rejoined. Aug - Sept calved. 6 Reg. Jersey heifers. PTIC for Aut. 2014 calving 33 Reg. Jersey heifers. Unjoined 16 Autumn 2013 born Jersey heifers. Many by Vanahlem & AltaGalaxies 29 Winter 2013 born Jersey heifers. Many by Vanahlem & AltaGalaxies 2 Jersey Bulls. Service age Special hard to get Semen As the property is sold the Complete Dispersal of Meldan offers Dairymen a great opportunity to secure superior Jerseys featuring many of the Breeds World renowned maternal lines sired by the Top Sires in the industry. Cow families include - Maggie May, Flower, Belle, Babe, Golda, Violet, Kellie, Colette, Fernleaf, Sandra, Silvermine, Marie, Melaine etc. Several selling class. EX Please note cows can be milked after the sale prior to transport if needed. Vendor - Brendan Scott 0351 851 388 Terms are cash or cheque on day of sale or settlement by your Agent - Letter of Introductions MUST be provided Brian Leslie 0418 365 934 Andrew Mackie 0419 595 932 Luke Russell 0408 313 815 Follow us on twitter

Market research: Terry Dessent from Foster was at the all breeds bull sale last Thursday to have a look at what was on offer.

Browsing: Phil and Clara Western from Tarwin Lower were driving past and decided to stop in for a look at the 57th annual all breeds bull sale at Koonwarra last Thursday.


Buyers, trade cattle shy away THERE were approximately 350 steers and bullocks, 480 cows and 150 young cattle penned. A reduced field of

buyers was operating selectively in a cheaper market. Trade cattle were very scarce with the most numerous category being the extra heavy yearling steers

Wednesday, September 11 BULLOCKS 2 R.G. & L.R. Gray, Mardan 5 Jones Family Trust, Longford 18 Benson Brothers, Buffalo 7 J.W. Lancaster, Woodleigh 4 Mrs M. Steenholdt, Woolamai 13 M.P. Kennedy, Nerrena STEERS 16 A.J. & M.M. Bolton, Traralgon 3 A. & J. Morris, Anderson 1 N.G. Smith, Anderson 1 S. Knight, Poowong 5 P. & T. Dowsett, Stradbroke 6 D.J. Bentley, Leongatha South COWS 1 Maxray Nom. Buffalo 1 G. Doderico, Glengarry

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204.6 199.6 196.0 195.6 195.6 195.6

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198.0 $1061 195.0 $958 195.0 $1053 189.6 $805 189.2 $938 189.2 $969

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which slipped 8c/kg on limited quality. The 350 steers and bullocks were plainer in quality and demand eased across all categories with the Friesian manufac3 4 1 1

turing steers taking the hardest hit. A mixed run of grown heifers including several pens of dairy heifers sold to softer demand. All weights and grades

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were represented in the cows and demand eased again this week with prices falling from 2c to 13c and heavy weight cows averaging from 253c to 277c/kg carcass weight. A limited offering of bulls sold a little stronger. Heavy weight trade steers sold from 194c to 205c slipping 8c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade made between 165c and 183c falling 11c to 15c/kg on limited numbers. Grown steers sold between 185c and 198c slipping 6c to 7c/kg. Bullocks made from 177c to 200c slipping 4c to 9c/ kg. A mixed run of grown heifers sold from 128c to 168c/kg. A limited selection of heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers made between 135c and 155c falling 11c to 12c/ kg. Heavy crossbred manufacturing steers sold between 152c and 184c slipping 6c to 9c/kg. Light weight dairy cows made from 50c to 123c slipping 2c to 6c/ kg. Heavy weight dairy cows sold from 66c to 136c falling 7c to 12c/kg. A handful of light weight beef cows made between 70c and 135c/kg. Heavy weight beef cows sold between 115c and 148c falling 10c to 13c/kg. A handful of cows to restockers made from 110c to 127c/kg. Heavy weight bulls sold from 138c to 162c lifting 4c to 8c/kg. The next sale draw - September 11: 1. Rodwells, 2. David Phelan, 3. SEJ, 4. Alex Scott, 5. Landmark, 6. Elders.


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Chapman’s host Krone farmer night CHAPMAN Machinery in Leongatha showcased the latest in hay and silage equipment at a dinner and presentation evening last Thursday night. All new products for 2013 include the Krone Easy Cut R mowers, the Krone Comprima and variable chamber round balers and the MX 350 GL silage wagon. Krone specialists were on hand to discuss all products and finance. Krone is the European market leaders in hay and fodder equipment.


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Gearing up: talking about the upcoming hay and silage season are, from left, Ian Hooker, Loch, Jared and Peter Fowles of Bena and contractor Mike Allen.


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CLEARING SALE VLE LEONGATHA Tuesday October 1 2013 11am A/C Baillie Bros Tyers 180 Friesian and some Aussie Red (10%) cows. Cows calved 1st July on and are not rejoined. There will be approx. 25 springers as well. Herd has been bred over 30 years. AI was used in early years with Glomar bulls used in latter years. Herd condition is very good and they are very quiet. Herd average at moment is 28 litres and cell count is under 100,000. Very limited bail feed is used. Herd will be drenched and 7 in 1 vaccinated and were dry cowed in April at drying off and approx. 45/50 heifers have been put in herd each year. Herd health is No Known Johne'sandEBLfree.

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Starting at 10am ENTRIES INCLUDE: A/C LIONEL HOLDINGS 80 Limousin/Angus x & Angus/Hereford x mix sex weaners, 10-12 months, yard & paddock weaned, treated with decotomax, mutimin & B12 July 31. (SEJ) A/C S & L CAMPBELL, MARDAN 80 Angus Steers, 12 months ‘Te Mania’ blood. Weaned 4 months, Detomas July 11. 2 x 5 in 1. (SEJ) A/C ALPINE MAINTENANCE, OMEO 50 Angus & Angus x Steers, 18-24 months ‘Alpine Angus’ Blood. (ELDERS) A/C P & S CAMPBELL, MARDAN 50 Angus steers, 11 months, weaned may, ‘Barwidee’ & ‘Ythanbrae’ Blood.Dectomax Sept 3, 2x5 in 1. (SEJ) A/C ‘BALBARO’, WALKERVILLE 50 Angus & Angus/Hereford x steers, 9-11months (ELDERS) A/C D & H CAMPBELL, MARDAN (BREEDER) 31 Angus steers, rising 2 years, by ‘Innisdale’ & ‘Battersby’ Sires (LANDMARK) A/C ‘GREENWALD PAST CO’, FOSTER 30 Angus & Angus/Hereford x steers, 20-22 months.(ELDERS) A/C B CANTWELL, STONY CREEK (BREEDER) 30 Red Angus/Simmental/Limousin x steers 16 months. (ALEX SCOTT) A/C P FAHEY, HEDLEY 30 Angus/Hereford & Hereford steers 10-15 months. (ALEX SCOTT) A/C MARIE PRETTY, BINGINWARRI 30 Angus & Red Angus steers, 16-17 months. (DAVID PHELAN) A/C ASLING FAMILY TRUST 27 Angus steers, 20 months. (SEJ) A/C S & J SCHMIDT, FOSTER 25 Limousin x steers, 10 months. (ALEX SCOTT) A/C SI & CA HARRISON, GIFFARD WEST (BREEDER) 20 Charolais/Angus x steers, 12 months By ‘Ashwood Park’ Bulls. (ALEX SCOTT) A/C D & K BELCHER, WOODSIDE 18 Hereford steers, 15-16 months, Forward condition, ‘Mawarra’ Blood. (DAVID PHELAN) A/C P & K O’NEILL, FISH CREEK 14 Angus heifers, 11 months, well weaned ‘Oberon’ blood, Eprinex Sept 4, Mineral Trace Bolus Sept 4. (SEJ) A/C P & N HUTCHINSON, CHURCHILL 13 South Devon steers, 11-12 months. Weaned & quiet. (LANDMARK) A/C VUILLERMIN SHORTHORNS, YANAKIE 12 Shorthorn steers, 18 months, Vendor bred, good quality. (ALEX SCOTT) A/C GLENMURDOCH, KERNOT 12 Angus steers, 16-18 months, vendor bred. Good quality. (ALEX SCOTT) A/C D & H WYHOON, WILD DOG VALLEY 12 Angus x steers, 20 months, store condition. (ELDERS) A/C R & D KNIGHT, GLENGARRY 8 Angus/Charolais x steers, 12 months (LANDMARK) A/C G & S OWEN, BUDGEREO 11 Angus/Fries x heifers, with Limo x calves at foot. Extremely quiet. (LANDMARK).5655 1677 SOU6660537





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TOTAL VALUE OF ITEMS PER ADVERT MUST NOT EXCEED $50 LARGE TRAMPOLINE. $10. Ph.0407 076 425. PLUMBING FITTINGS. Assorted box: PVC, brass, etc. $30. Ph. 5658 1443. IKEA DRAFTSMEN TABLE. $15. Ph. 5658 1443. COFFEE TABLE. Wood grain laminate. 1170x400m. Excellent condition. $10. Ph. 5662 2570. GRANITE. Polished black/grey tones. 270x1370x209. Excellent condition. $45. Ph. 5662 2570. BABY BOUNCER. Valco baby minder. 0-24mths (up to 13kgs). Very good condition.$20. ph. 0413 084 169. CLOTHES DRYER. Hoover Apollo 120. $40. ph. 0413 084 169. CORRUGATED COLORBOND IRON. Used. Mist green. 8 x 2.5m. 10 x 3.3m. Wonthaggi. $50 Ph. 0437 126 087 WHITE BAR STOOLS. Excellent condition. Two for $50. ph. 0427 686 264. GLASS TOP HALLWAY TABLE. $20. Ph. 0427 686 264. TWO SEATER COUCH. Jade leather. Very good condition. $50. ph. 5664 9397. TWO LOUNGE CHAIRS. jade leather. $50. Ph. 5664 9397. BIRD CAGE. Double cage. standing with castors. easily moved. $50. ph. 5674 2722. LADIES SHOES. Rieker white flats. Size 39. (new) $40. ph. 0438 983 051 WARDROBE. Gentleman’s. Good condition. First to see will buy. $40. Ph. 0438 515 155. VANITY BASIN. Drop in type. Also small powder room wall basin. Avocado colour. Excellent condition. $45. Ph. 5662 2570. GMC SAW BENCH. Small. Good order. $50. Ph. 0417 530 662. HOMEDICS WITH HEAT. 5 Motor back massager. never used. $45. ph. 0488 105 451. ULTIMATE BREVILLE BAKER OVEN. Bread and dough maker. Slightly used. As new. $45. Ph. 5682 1345. BREVILLE ULTIMATE HEALTH GRILL. Never used, still in box. $50. Ph. 5682 1345. DRESSED PINE. New. 190mm x 19mm. 3 metres long. $10 each. Ph. 5689 1200. HORSE BRIDLE, LEAD ROPE & BRUSHES. $30. ph. 5674 5601. MENS DINNER SUIT. Black. Coat size 42 R. Trousers Size 37 R. Adjustable waist. Excellent condition. $30 ono. Ph. 5658 1850 or 0418 727 616. FOLDING BED ON WHEELS. Mattress on slat base. As new. $50 ono. Ph. 5658 1850 or 0418 727 616. ROYAL DOULTON COFFEE SET. 6

piece. Including pot. Mint condition. $50. Ph. 5682 1345. NORITAKE DINNER SET. full 6 piece. Mint condition. $50. Ph. 5682 1345. SINGLE BED WITH TRUNDLE. Very good condition. $50. Ph. 5662 4810 COMPUTER DESK. Very good condition. $50. Must pick up. Ph. 5662 3266. BINS. For feed or store. $25 each. Ph. 0443 452 686. LEAF BLOWER. Electric. $35. Ph. 0443 452 686. FISH TANK. 3 foot. Holds 122 litres. Good condition. $20. Ph. 5655 1104 JIGSAWS. Good quality. from 1000 to 4000 pieces. None over $5. Ph. 0447 624 561. CANE COUCH. 2 seater. beige cushions. Reasonable condition. $25. Ph. 0429 139 242. PHONE, FAX, SCANNER. Brother. Model number MFC-640CW. Works well. $30. Ph. 0418 761 734. TROLLEY JACK. Old mechanical. Very heavy duty. $50. Ph. 5662 4565. ANTIQUE SINK AND PEDESTAL. Pink cast iron. Ph. 5674 5601. ANTIQUE MIRROR. Gold. Oval. 760h x 1000w. $50. Ph. 0402 785 112. TOWEL RACK. Black wrought iron. As new. 1000h x 680w x 270d. $50. ph. 0402 785 112. FREEZER. Kelvinator. Upright. 340L. Good working condition. $50. Ph. 0478 607 766. REUSABLE NAPPIES. Pea pods. 09mths. Removable bamboo absorber. waterproof breathable outer layer. $10. ph. 5663 5439. HIGH CHAIR. Peg Perego. Adjustable backrest and adjustable padded seat. Swivel caster wheels. $25. Ph. 5663 5439. MANICURE & PROFESSIONAL ARTIFICIAL NAIL EQUIPMENT. Creative nail. Brand new. Nail tips and other. $50. Ph. 0438 982 729. WALL OVEN WITH GRILL. Simpson. 600cm. $20. Ph. 0427 726 577. LOUNGE CHAIRS. Dusty pink/orange. Can text picture. Generous seating. $50. Ph. 5664 1222. TWO SEATER COUCH WITH 2 CHAIRS. Caramel. Velour. Generous seating. $50. ph. 5664 1222. ANTIQUE FURNITURE. Timber bedside table, drawers, shelves and cupboard. H750 x W615 x D450. $50. Ph. 0498 532 554. ANTIQUE FURNITURE. Timber dining chair, plain cottage style. teak stain. H915 x W395 x D395. $50. Ph. 0498 532 554. MENS GOLF SHOES. New. Leather. 2 Pairs. Size 10. One white $20. One black. $30 for both. Ph. 5662 0916. FLOOR LAMP. Timber stand. Neutral shade. $50. ph. 0419 160 720.

Advertisements must be received at The Star by Friday 12 noon *The Star reserves the right to refuse any advertisement PRIVATE ADVERTISEMENTS ONLY - NO BUSINESSES Max. 2 advs. per week - Single phone number for contact NOTE: No advertisements for animals, birds or fish accepted



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Family, friends and carers of people with dementia are invited to attend the monthly Carers’ Support Group. Meet people who share similar experiences in a relaxed setting.

WHEN: Last Thursday of each month WHERE: Community Hub 16 A’Beckett St, Inverloch TIME: 1pm - 3pm For more information (03) 5155 6000

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

Australia Post is proposing to permanently decommission the Street Posting Box formerly located at 2 Cuttris St, Inverloch. The decommissioning is a result of low patronage. Australia Post is currently undertaking a 30 day consultation process with the local community.

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CAR BOOT SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 Strictly 8.30am to 1pm

SOUTH COAST CHRISTIAN COLLEGE 101 Horn St, Leongatha Numerous stalls of new and old wares, food and free children’s concert with Jennie Flack, singer and puppeteer. Expressions of interest to book car parking spot - $15 Please contact Karen 5662 4355

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Should you have any queries concerning this action please contact Australia Post on 13 13 18.

$290 pw 3 BEDROOM KORUMBURRA HOME Gas heating/cooking Spa, single garage Loads of storage Available early October

Ph: 0437 599 589

for rent INVERLOCH HOLIDAY HOUSE Beach frontage. Two storey home with water views. Sleeps 8. Walking distance to shops. Available peak or off peak. 0427313813 or email annew@

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Art Show



Major exhibition of landscapes & wildlife by

Coal Creek Literary Festival

“A Celebration of Spring”

Short Story and Poetry Competition

Entry Form Entries Close Friday, 27th Sept, 2013 (no late entries accepted) Name......................................................................... Address..................................................................... ................................................................................... Email......................................................................... Phone: Bus............................................................................ A/Hrs........................................................................ Mob........................................................................... I have entered: (Please tick the appropriate box) Bert van Bedaf Short Story Award Open Poetry Under 18 Short Story Poetry Title of Story............................................................. .................................................................................. Number of Words..................................................... Title of Poem............................................................ .................................................................................. Number of lines........................................................ All entries must be mailed to: Coal Creek Literary Festival, P. O. Box 193, Korumburra 3950 Competition closes on Friday 27th September 2013. Late entries will not be accepted. Entry Fees: $15 Bert van Bedaf Memorial Award, for short story. $10 Open Poetry $5 Under 18 Short Story or Poetry Cheques or money orders to be made out to: "Coal Creek Community Park and Museum" Contact Coal Creek for Award conditions & information 5655 1811

Email your stories

Di & John Koenders On now till September 29 30228

BAG A BARGAIN in The Star!

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655 Fairbank Rd, Arawata Ph: 5659 8262 M: 0428 598 262 Classified advertising closes 12 noon Mondays

business opportunities

business opportunities

Business For Sale

Dalliance Chocolaterie & Providore

Fully established and equipped cafe and chocolaterie, with current Liquor Licence, located in the main street of the beautiful Gippsland town of Mirboo North. An exciting opportunity to build on the solid foundations laid by the current owners, or to pursue a new business model in this wonderful location. The business and premises features a distinctive facade, inviting internal decor and fit-out, and stunning adjoining courtyard garden. For further information contact Martin Tobin of OutLore Consulting on 0419 306 271 or

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for sale

Mirboo North Secondary College

for sale


for sale FOR SALE

Local Beekeeping Supplies

SCIENCE LABORATORY ASSISTANT POSITION (Replacement for Long Service Leave) Time Fraction .6 - (22.80 hrs per week) A position exists at this College for a replacement Laboratory Assistant. The position is a fixed term vacancy from Monday 7th October 2013 up to and including 20th December 2013. Days and times to be negotiated with the successful applicant. Applications close on Thursday 19th September 2013 at 4pm Enquiries to Mrs Sharyn Eagle, Business Manager, telephone (03) 5667 9000


NURSING SUPERVISOR Registered Nurse - Grade 5 - 0.6 EFT An opportunity exists for a highly skilled and motivated nurse to provide clinical leadership covering acute, midwifery and emergency presentations. Whilst the position is predominately night duty, the applicant will be required to work all tours of duty. Key selection criteria/qualifications: • A broad range of current clinical nursing experience in a range of disciplines – including emergency presentations. • Ability to be able to communicate effectively at all levels. • Evidence of ongoing self-development. • A commitment to high quality patient care. • Clinical and administrative leadership. • Initiative, personal drive and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. • Computer skills – Word, Excel. • Advanced life support qualifications or an undertaking to complete this. For further information regarding this position, please contact Neil Langstaff on 5667 5507.

Now available in South Gippsland through Rob and Sharon Fisher

Apprentice Position Joinery/Cabinet Making

Phone 5664 4323 Email:


Permanent, full me posion Capeview is looking for an enthusiasc and commied apprence to commence in its Wonthaggi factory.

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The successful candidate will be trained in all aspects of kitchen and staircase producon and must demonstrate the following: • Minimum pass at Year 11 level with some exposure to trade based subjects • Keen to work in the construcon industry • Able to follow direcons • Movated to learn & develop • Good reading, wring and maths skills

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South Gippsland Shire Council

Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator • Permanent full time • Option of 9 day fortnight • $88,527 total salary package incl super

Capeview offer a good working environment with the opportunity to undertake ongoing training and development.

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced OHS Coordinator to coordinate and develop Safety Management Systems within Council. Working across all departments within Council you will develop, implement and drive OHS plans, programs and risk assessments for all employees. Previous experience writing OHS frameworks, plans and strategies along with demonstrated experience in policy development are essential.

All applicaons must be in wring, with CV & cover leer addressed to: Mark Warren Capeview Building Products PO Box 115 Wonthaggi VIC 3995

Enquiries to Luke Anthony, Manager Governance Services on (03) 5662 9200.

Or email

All applicants must submit an Employment Application Form and address the selection criteria outlined in the position description, by 5pm Wednesday 25 September 2013.

Closing Date for Applicaons – 4/10/2013

Further information and a position description are available from our website. SITUATION VACANT

PROJECT OFFICER An opportunity exists for a highly skilled and motivated individual to establish a Life Stories Program with GSHS Residential Aged Care Service. The successful candidate will have: • Experience in project management, report writing, delivering project outcomes on time. • Ability to be able to communicate effectively at all levels. • Able to work with the elderly, specifically dementia care. • A commitment to high quality resident outcomes. • Initiative, personal drive and the ability to work both independently and with other team members including volunteers. • Understanding of Diversional Therapy. • Computer skills – Microsoft Suite. For further information regarding this position, please contact Anne-Marie Scully on 5654 2706. ------------------------------------------------------------GSHS offers a comprehensive orientation program on commencement of employment. All staff have access to excellent staff mentoring, education and support programs. Salary Packaging is available to all permanent staff. All applicants will be required to supply a current satisfactory police check. If you are interested in joining a supportive and progressive team, please contact the Executive Assistant, Dianna Mollica on 5667 5504 to obtain an application kit and position description or download from our website Completed application kits can be forwarded by Friday 27th September 2013 to: Neil Langstaff Director of Nursing Inpatient/Residential Care Gippsland Southern Health Service Private Bag 13 LEONGATHA VIC 3953

We are currently offering the following career opportunity:

Building a Healthy Community

Research and Education Role

Early Childhood Worker

Full Time Position, Based in Morwell Manager Placement, Education and Research Unit (PERU)

0.4 EFT 12 months maternity leave cover

LCHS is committed to research and education as key tools in developing and implementing its client-centred approach to the delivery of health services. The Placement, Education and Research Unit (PERU) is a formal collaboration between LCHS and Monash University Department of Rural & Indigenous Health (MUDRIH). We are currently seeking the services of a highly motivated and skilled individual to manage and develop PERU within LCHS. Your primary role will be to: • identify the key needs for research in community health service delivery • actively source partners and funding for research • promote the role and outcomes of research within LCHS • coordinate the placements of students into the various clinical programs within LCHS and to ensure those placements run effectively and efficiently. • increase inter-professional collaboration at LCHS through education A highly competitive remuneration package including a fully maintained motor vehicle and access to salary packaging and other organisational benefits awaits the successful candidate. If you think you have what it takes for this challenging and rewarding role, visit the LCHS website, view the position description and lodge an online confidential application. For a confidential discussion please contact Ben Leigh, Chief Executive Officer, on (03) 5136 5411.

Applications close 4.30pm, Friday 27 September 2013

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

Better health,

s Better lifestyles, Stronger communitie

1800 242 696






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

5672 3127 FIREWOOD, redgum & local wood, Ph 0408-980711, A/H 5662-5175. ROTARY HOE MTD, good order, $250. 0417-530662. SLEEPERS, treated pine, 200x50x2.4 $12.10 each, 200x75x2.4 $16.75 each. Free delivery for pack lots. Phone Joe 0417-530662. TIMBER Kiln dried blackwood, silver wattle, cypress, celery top pine, most sizes for furniture and craft, also slabs and structural pine. Ph: 56812261.

free to good home SCOTTISH TERRIER 4 years, female, house trained. Great companion. Regretful decision. 0438623935.


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.


Limited Tenure: x 16 hours per week for 3 months x 8 hours per week for a further 9 months

Custom built motorbike trailer, made to carry three dirt bikes or one or two road bikes. Fold out heavy-duty ramp included and stored under the rear of the trailer. LED tail lights. $1,700 ONO Call Robert 0438 009 791

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated person with comprehensive experience and knowledge of child health, development and behaviour to join our team. Your primary role is to work with Bass Coast Community Health Services’ (BCCHS) Universal and Enhanced Maternal Child Health Nurses and Playgroup Facilitator to deliver parenting support programs to families with children aged 0 – 5 years who reside in the Bass Coast municipality. Remuneration as per relevant professional experience and qualifications. Enquiries to Linda Goltz, Coordinator Maternal & Child Health Services. To obtain a position description and an employment application form, please telephone reception on 5671 9200 or refer to our website: All applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria contained in the position description, and include the Application for Employment form. Applications close 4pm 20 September, 2013 and should be addressed to: HR Administrator Bass Coast Community Health Service 1 Back Beach Road San Remo Vic 3925 or by email to:

POULTRY / CAGE BIRD AUCTION Traralgon Showgrounds Poultry Pavilion, Sunday, September 22, 10.30am. Wide variety of poultry, hens, ducks, many breeds, fertile eggs. Open for sellers from 8am. Ph: 5197 7270, 0400-934202. ANGUS/FRIESIAN X steers and heifers, 9-15 months old, bucket reared, suitable for hobby farm. Price negotiable. 0407013307. BULLS for hire or sale. Friesian, Angus, Hereford, Limo or Jersey. All bulls have been semen tested. Hire or sale. Ph: AH 0447331762. X BRED EWES and lambs for sale, 2nd and 3rd lambers. Lambs marked, born mid June onwards. Very good order. Ph: 0438350616.

used machinery BALER New Holland 570, small squares, excellent condition $17,000. 0427302778.

used motorcycles KTM 525, 2004. Good bike, $3,000 ONO. 0438202222.

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

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DIESEL/AGRICULTURAL MECHANIC Gendore Tractors and Machinery Pty Ltd A progressive Agricultural Machinery Dealership in South Gippsland requires a full-time Diesel Mechanic experienced with Agricultural Machinery to work at our Leongatha workshop. We require a person with: • Full qualifications - Agricultural Industry • Good communication skills • Able to work well with customers and fellow staff members. • Ability to work unsupervised • Wages negotiable.

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


QUALIFIED HAIRDRESSER Our successful salons located in Wonthaggi and Leongatha are seeking another talented Hairdresser to join our award-winning team. If you are looking to further your career and work in a young, dynamic and fun team environment who are motivated, talented and passionate, then we can offer you Ongoing training and development Career development opportunities Modern salons Incentives, commissions and rewards Only the best products

We offer excellent working conditions and remuneration and we know our people are our business. Please email your resumé and cover letter to by 30/9/2013

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SALES PERSON Ryan’s Buildpro is seeking a suitably qualified Sales Professional. Ideal attributes: • Ability to communicate with customers, discussing their building or landscaping needs, both internally and occasionally out on site. • Knowledge of the building and landscaping industry would be preferred. • Ability to work unsupervised and with a desire to contribute to the success of the business. • Ability to drive a forklift (or willingness to learn) would be an advantage. • The role is based in our Leongatha office. The role has some flexibility and may be altered based on the skills of the successful applicant. A Junior / Trainee position may also be available for the right applicant. If you have the desire to work with a third generation, award winning, family business, then we would love to hear from you. Please send your resumé to: The Manager Ryans Buildpro, PO Box 128, Leongatha Vic 3953 or email

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South Gippsland Shire Council

Long Jetty Caravan Park Newly created positions – November start Join this newly created team as Council takes on the management of the Long Jetty Caravan park, located in a bushland setting in the small Coastal township of Port Welshpool.

Park Caretaker

Park Maintenance Officer

Located onsite at Long Jetty $58,634 per annum including oncall and super

Located at Long Jetty Casual

Overtime payable when worked

$29.63 per hour

Permanent full time We require an experienced Park Caretaker to reside on site and supervise the daily Park Operations and Reception at Long Jetty. You will have previous experience in the administration of a Caravan Park or accommodation in the Tourism or Hospitality sectors. You will require strong communication skills to liaise with customers, public, contractors and Council staff while displaying a strong focus on customer service. This is a hands on position that requires the successful person to work a roster including weekends and may have occasion to work at Council’s other park at Yanakie.

used vehicles Affordable cars at drive away prices

Reporting to the Park Supervisor and working closely with the Park Caretaker your primary role will be to maintain an exceptional level of cleanliness and appearance of the Park. This will include amenity and building cleaning, general repair works and parks and gardens maintenance. Previous experience in all of these areas along with experience in a hospitality environment will be an advantage. You will be required to be available to work on any day of the week and may have occasion to work at Council’s other park at Yanakie.

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


All machinery Bins provided

Geary Road Leongatha

Bass Coast Metal Recyclers

LMCT 10804

5672 2946 0417 556 593

Phone Judy or Geoff 0428 920 095 for full range of vehicles Or visit:

Applications in writing should be addressed to: Service Manager Gendore Tractors & Machinery Pty Ltd 82-84 Yarragon Road, Leongatha, Vic. 3953 Phone: 5662 4044 or email

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NOTE: drive away means no more to pay. All on road costs paid.

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

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Most photos that appear in The Star can be purchased by calling 5662 2294. situations vacant

RETAIL SITE LEADER Evans Petroleum Gippsland is a growing, locally owned and operated fuel distributorship employing over 100 staff. We have serviced both retail and wholesale customers in the South Gippsland area for the past 40 years. We currently have an exciting opportunity available within our company for an enthusiastic person with an eye for detail for the position of Retail Site Leader Petrol & Convenience. The successful applicant will be required to: • Maintain a team environment • Have proficient people management skills • Have good computer literacy skills • Be self motivated • Have cash handling skills • Control inventory and merchandise • Train & develop staff • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills Retail and Point Of Sale Systems experience would be an advantage. Remuneration negotiable depending on experience. Please forward hand written application and resumé to: The Managing Director P.O Box 588 Leongatha 3953

All applicants must submit an Employment Application Form and address the selection criteria outlined in the position description by 5pm Wednesday 2 October 2013.

220 Wisdoms Road POUND CREEK Saturday, September 21 8.30am start

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

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

Total package valued at $41 ADVERTISE by calling 5662 5555 or emailing or call in to 36 McCartin Street LEONGATHA to pick up your kit when you place your advertisement

All areas - 5672 3123

$27.78 per hour

Enquiries to Alister Fixter, Building Coordinator on (03) 5662 9200.


Jenny Milkins


Further information and position descriptions are available from our website.

VENUS BAY Town Garage Sale and Treasure Hunt, Sunday, September 29.

marriage celebrant

Located at Long Jetty and Yanakie Caravan Parks

You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of safe and competent use of cleaning and maintenance equipment and cleaning chemicals and be available to work on any day of the week.

GIANT GARAGE SALE 18 Nerrena Road, Dumbalk, Saturday, September 21, 8am - 3pm; Sunday, September 22, 8am - 12pm. Household items, freezer, exercise bike, beds and wardrobes, toys, welder and tools, linen, and much more.

Items include: Garden, farm, tools, camping, canoes, timber, steel, some antiques, horse gear. 0412 159 093

Park Cleaners

This position will be part of the Park Maintenance Crew and will involve the daily cleaning and minor maintenance of the amenities blocks, cabins, BBQ areas, kiosk, office and other assets of the Caravan Park. The successful applicants will have proven experience in amenities or building cleaning and experience in a hospitality environment and be able to work as part of a small team.

garage sales GARAGE SALE Saturday, September 21, 9am - 4pm, 110 McIlwaine Street, Meeniyan. Rugs, household goods, bric-abrac, outdoor items, Stihl chainsaw, bikes, plants, etc.

Process Operators We are a growing Australian based company which produces a range of premium dairy products. Vacancies are available for self-motivated individuals looking for the opportunity to become involved in a team environment. You will be responsible for maintaining production processes and ensuring the equipment is running efficiently with production targets being achieved with minimal wastage. You must have the ability and drive to become multi-skilled and be adaptable in a challenging work environment. A high level of housekeeping and hygiene standards is essential along with a personal commitment to health and safety. Participation in related training and compliance with HACCP and environmental requirements is essential. The successful applicant will have: • Effective communication skills • Strong problem solving skills • The ability to work with minimal supervision • A good mechanical understanding • The flexibility to work rotating shifts. • Previous experience in the dairy industry. If you are looking for an opportunity to work for a friendly medium-sized business in Korumburra then apply via email to: Applications close: 25th September 2013

CAM ABOOD Leongatha 5662 4191

births CALDER (Draper) - Tim and Amanda are very happy to announce the safe arrival of their first child, Lloyd Francis Charles Calder, born September 2 at Leongatha Hospital.

in memoriam POLATO - John. 23.12.67 - 14.9.11 Neither time nor your absence will ever dim the love we feel for you. You are with us every day, in our prayers, our memories, our hearts. Ride joyfully John on God’s highway. Mum, Loretta, Cristina, Nico, Lilliana and families.

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bereavement thanks CELEBRATION of Alan Tree’s life. 28.5.27 to 2.9.13 Maggie, Anni, Ian, David and families wish to thank everyone who attended Alan’s funeral service conducted by Bob Stevens in the Uniting Church, Mirboo North. Our thanks also for the beautiful floral tributes and the many, many comforting messages of sympathy and condolences received on the loss of our beloved Alan. We have been overwhelmed by the many acts of kindness, love and support. With gratitude, The Tree Family. EAGLE - Eric William. 4.12.1929 to 15.8.2013 Mary, Cal, Sharyn and family wish to thank family and friends for their love and support on the passing of Eric. Your flowers, cards and food drops, visits and the many phone calls were appreciated by us. To the wonderful doctors and staff at the Foster Medical Centre and Maryvale Hospital who supported Eric during his illness, we thank you. To Paul and Marg Beck and Ray Sullivan, special thanks for your caring and professional support to us in this difficult time. MACKIE - Daniel Wayne. Kerry and children, Tracey, Paul, Chantelle, Matt and family, Evelyn, Ken, and Belinda; sincerely thank Bass Coast Highway Patrol, Victoria Police, Pound Creek, Tarwin Lower, Fish Creek and District Fire Brigades, Ambulance, Woni and L.V. 8 Ball Associations, the communities of Pound Creek, Tarwin, Fish Creek, Foster and Toora, Leongatha Children’s Centre, Handleys Funeral Services, Joel and Tracy, Karen and Leo Argento, Anne and Michael Green, Sheryl and Cam Delbridge, family and friends for their overwhelming support and generosity. Words cannot express our gratitude to everyone with the tragic loss of Daniel. MILLETT - Stanley Daniel. Mary, Dianne, Jayne and Melissa wish to thank everyone for phone calls, cards, flowers, cooking and support on the passing of Stan. Thank you to Dr Toohill for his care and prayers, also Paul and Margaret Beck, especially Ray Sullivan. Thank you also to St Peter’s Ladies Guild for the afternoon tea.

Winning duo: Brett Anthony and Ben Arnold were thrilled to bring home an AFNL seniors premiership for Kilcunda-Bass.

deaths FOLLETT - Ann. Passed away peacefully in Toowoomba, QLD. on 9.09.2013. Formerly of Dumbalk. JOHNSON - Charlie. Aged 94 years. 20.06.1919 - 09.09.2013 Passed away peacefully at Koorooman House, Leongatha. Formerly of Mt Eccles. Dearly loved husband of Frankie for 67 happy years. Dearly loved father of Peter and Anne. Loved father-inlaw of Marg (dec), Julie and Ken (dec). Dearly loved grandpa of Dean and Mel, Tracy and Jamiey, Lee, Kelsey and Brad; Michael, Katie and Craig. Proud great grandpa of Toby, Charlie and Huntah; Kaelan,Thora and Lumen; Naithan and Indiah; Jye and Makenzi. JOHNSON - Charlie. Treasured memories remain in my heart forever. Love always, Frankie (Mum). Dad / Grandpa, It’s not what we write, it’s not what we say, It’s how we remember you, in our own special way. Love always, Anne, Ken (dec), Michael, Katie, Craig, Jye and Makenzi. Dad / Grandpa, A life well lived, a rest well earned. Love always, Peter, Margaret (dec), Julie, Dean, Mel, Tracy, Jamiey, Lee, Kelsey, Brad, Kaelan, Thora, Lumen, Toby, Charlie, Huntah, Naithan, Indiah. JOHNSON - Charlie. 9.9.13. Fond memories of a dear friend and former near neighbour, will miss our visits and chats. Time to take it easy now Chas. Lois, Dan and Karen, Muzz and Gwen.

First class: Foster B Grade coach Anne Cowell and captain, league best and fairest and president Nicole McKenzie hold the winning trophies following their premiership win against Fish Creek on Saturday.

Oh brother: siblings Danny and Jason Wells couldn’t wait to get their hands on the cup.


MOORE - Alan John. (3137736) The president and members of Leongatha RSL regret the passing of their esteemed member and extend deepest sympathy to the family. Lest We Forget MOORE - Alan and Elsje. We will always remember and appreciate your time and patience teaching our boys to play football with the Midgets. A starting point for many of today’s players and their families. Our deepest sympathy to Shane, Brett, Linda and families. Merv and Jill Forrester and families.

All three: from left, Brett Anthony, Jimmy Evans, Jess Attenborough, Adam Miller, Jared Attenborough, Jason Wells, Ryan Fitzgerald, Danny Wells and Tim Smith have played in the trifecta of Kilcunda-Bass premierships.

SMITH - Hazel Hanah. (VF395951) The president and members of Leongatha RSL regret the passing of their esteemed member and extend deepest sympathy to the family. Lest We Forget SMITH (Svenson nee Nowell) - Hazel Hannah Christina. 28.6.1922 to 2.9.2013 Finally gone to be with the ones who went ahead.

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We thank you. ROHAN - Ray. Rohan’s family would like to thank everyone for their love, sympathy and support on his passing. Also a big thank you to those who attended the services at Toora and in Perth. SING - Bill. The Sing family wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone for their phone calls, cards, flowers and support, which have been of great comfort to us. Please accept this as our personal expression of thanks.

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SPORT | BOWLS Inverloch bowls INVERLOCH bowling club welcomed back the Upwey/ Tecoma Tigers recently. There were 11 Tigers who enjoyed mixing it up with us for a two 12 end scratch match. There was only one two game winner. Congratulations to Tigers Gavin Malane, Brendon Ford and local Marg Griffin on their win. Raffles were drawn and the winner of the double layer sponge was Deb Lowe from Upwey/Tecoma who had to celebrate her birthday a few days early without a cake. Josie from Travelling Jack will be at the clubhouse on Wednesday, September 25 from 11.30am. She will be bringing men’s and ladies stock. Come and have a look. If she doesn’t have exactly what you want, she will order for you. Stop and shop. Our Friday Night Meals are on again this Friday, September 20. Unfortunately, our ladies opening day last Wednesday was a wash out. It has been rescheduled for this Wednesday, September 18. Names in by 11.30am for play to start at 12.30pm. Please bring a plate to share as our very special ladies will be joining us for afternoon tea. Thursday marked the start of men’s pairs social bowls season with 16 players engaged in two twelve end games producing two twogame winners. The winning team with 37 points up was Norm Price and Mick Yates (S). Players are reminded to have names in by 12 noon for a 1pm start. Saturday saw the annual re-enactment, bowling style, of the Battle of Hastings, in which the Hastings Bowling Club and the Inverloch Bowling Club played a pre-pennant practice match.

It is played for the pleasure of each other’s company and for the honour of winning the perpetual shield, which is held by the winning club for the following year. The shield was won by Hastings in 2012. Both teams fielded 48 players, give or take, playing 21 ends, with four players per team. As is usual for this event, the teams were evenly matched, in no small part by the presence of some very competitive lady bowlers, but (as in 1066) the visitors won by the narrowest of margins, one single point, but a seven to five win on rinks. Best winning rink was Brian Humphris, John Turner, Mike Yates and Andrew Rowe (S). According to Hastings vice-president Brian Williams the shield now shows eight-all since this friendly event began. Brian thanked the host team, on behalf of his club and Graeme Pope, responded in kind for the Inverloch club. Next year, Inverloch will travel to Hastings. As the advantage lay with the visiting Normans of 1066, we should be short-price favourites for the return bout. Inverloch men’s bowlers are reminded both Division 4 teams are scheduled to play their next pre-season match at Tarwin Lower next Saturday, September 21. Teams are on the board. Normal pennant times and uniform. Division 1 and Division 2 teams: Venue to be advised. Saturday morning at 9.30am Over-Sixties Singles entries close this week. Blue track style pants for men as displayed on the noticeboard are not yet sanctioned or compulsory for pennant play, but good for all other match play.

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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Happy man: Arthur Newsome was part of the victorious Victorian side at an interstate tournament for armbowlers.

Winners: Gavan Malane, Marg Griffin and Brendon Ford won the game when the Upwey/Tecoma Tigers on Tour came to Inverloch.

Buffalo indoor ON Wednesday, September 11 there were 14 bowlers at Buffalo to bowl, even though it was a wet miserable night. After two teams of four and two teams of three selected, Rod welcomed Carolyn and Ian back from their travels. Bowling began and Andrew Hanks (s), Ian Benson, Mary Tumino and Illene Tiziani showed great form in the first game with a 14-4 win over Charlie Tumino (s), Joe Occhipinti, Glenys Pilkington and Graeme Tobias. A closer result in other games with Bill Wolswinkel (s), Peter Tiziani and Carolyn Benson narrowly beating Rod McConchie (s), Peter Heldens and Joyce Occhipinti 7-5. In the second game Ian skippered and they continued to bowl well defeating Bill’s team 14-4, and a drawn game between Charlie and Rod’s team. The third game Ian skippered again with another good win 14-7 over Rod’s team, with Charlie’s team winning 10-6. The night’s winners being Andrew, Ian, Mary and Illene - well done. At supper time Ian played a few tunes on his button accordian which he learnt while touring in Scotland and Ireland. Andrew was thanked for writing weekly reports. Social bowls Wednesday 7.30pm at Buffalo hall. All welcome, so hope to see you there.

Leongatha NOT much to report as the weather has taken its toll on playing bowls. However Saturday, September 14 saw eight teams take to the greens, with the winners being Trish McCormack (s), Glenda Trotman and Ewan Coulter with two wins plus five. Runners-up were L. Lancaster (s), J. Pendergast and G. Elliott with one win, one loss and plus 15. On Tuesday, September 17 if the weather is okay, our ladies pennant practice will be in op-

eration starting at 10am and Wednesday, September 18 midweek social bowls at 1pm. Saturday, September 21 will see the men’s pennant practice against the Phillip Island teams at Leongatha at 1pm. Tuesday, September 24 will see round one of the ladies pennant underway, with Division 2 at home to Port Welshpool and Division 3 away to Foster. Reminder: The first of the 2013-14 season’s Kitty Club teas will be starting on Friday, October 4. Also reminder to our Leongatha ladies the 2013-14 tournament / events kitchen rosters are out and on the boardroom table with your name on it, so if you have not yet picked up your roster please do so as soon as possible. Until the next report, good bowling - ‘Jackhigh’.

Loch & District OUR green was opened on Sunday with life member Jean Kirk rolling the first jack and husband Les bowling the first bowl for the season. An enjoyable afternoon of bowling was followed by afternoon tea. Runners-up were Heather Garnham, Charlie and Greg Hodge, winners were Maxine Crawford, Jim Garnham and George Fairweather. Both of our new presidents, Alan and Thelma wished all well both on and off the greens for 2013-14. Members were also thanked for their hard work in readying the green and surrounds as well as the clubhouse, after the long winter break. Thursday social bowls will get underway this Thursday at 10.30am; names in by 10.15am please. Saturday pennant practice match at Loch v Lang Lang in uniform on Saturday, October 5. Best wishes to all for the season ahead.

Newsome, Vics star “WE DID magnificently.” That’s how Arthur Newsome summed up the Victorian side’s performance at a tournament for armbowlers at Corowa in New South Wales recently. The Tarwin Lower bowler was representing his state for the second consecutive year. The Victoria side won all shields on offer by defeating competitors New South Wales and South Australia. “I’m absolutely ecstatic,” Newsome said. “It was the first time that Victoria had won it. The standard of bowls there was just unbelievable.” Newsome said the popularity of the competition was growing and expected teams from all over Australia to be competing within three years. Newsome will be part of Tarwin Lower’s division three pennant side this year.

• Wonthaggi table tennis

Success at national veteran championships FIVE Wonthaggi Table Tennis Association veteran players have all been successful in making Victorian teams in the Australian Veteran Championships currently being played in Darwin. They are Mick Wright, Case and Fred deBondt, Michael Ede and Averil Roberts. All have competed in National and International events previously and are expected to do well. Results next week. Fifteen-year-old Sean Michael has hit the top spot in A Reserve for the first time. He has a percentage lead over Steve Anstey and Nancy Pattinson who have also notched up eight wins and two losses in the first round of matches for this season. Mackenzie Gardner is now the only unbeaten player in B Grade after her close win against Matthew Kent. Mackenzie and Beau Allamby (The Offsiders) hold the top position on the ladder,

unbeaten at the end of the first round. Daniel Park and Will Turner (Voltage) are in second place, four points clear of Rory Gow and Alej Lacanaria (Butterflies).

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Winners: Elvie Olden, Sandra Birch, Betty Strong and Ron Bridgeman.

Leongatha croquet OUR two pennant teams have played four rounds travelling as far as Sale to play. Leongatha 1 comprising of Sandra Birch and Elvie Olden have won two matches. Leongatha 2 comprising of Maryann Kinnish, Betty Strong and Ron Bridgman have won two also.

Golf croquet is being played on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. During seniors week we are having a fun day at croquet, October 12 between 10am and 3pm, so please come and enjoy a play and cuppa day. Enquiries to Ann 5668 6213. The club is at present playing our golf croquet championships, all members have eight weeks to play all games.

Meeniyan – Monday evening: 1st June Metcalf, Colin Cameron and Faye Rowlands, Frank Arndt. 3rd Margaret Munro, Ellie McIntyre. 4th Susan Ruffin, Clive Hope. Tarwin Lower – Tuesday afternoon: North/South: 1st Jack Kuiper, John Sutton. 2nd Jean Barbour, Neville Chapman. 3rd Dawn Jolly, Ruth Stevenson. East/West: 1st John Sullivan, Alan Johnston. 2nd Frank Arndt, Clive Hope. 3rd Vivian Westaway, Maureen Stiles. Inverloch – Friday afternoon: North/South: 1st Jack Kuiper, Jean Barbour. 2nd Hannah Martin, Margaret Munro. 3rd Dawn Jolly, Althea Drew. East/West: 1st Norma Hannay, Marj Freeman. 2nd John Sullivan, Alan Johnston. 3rd Anne Williams, John Farr.

Korumburra volleyball Round 9 A Grade: Golliwogs d Bugs (3:0) 25:12, 25:15, 25:14. Pirates d Warriors (2:1) 25:16, 25:13, 20:25. Giants d Champions

(25:11, 25:15, 18:25,7:7. B Grade: HELP d Misfits (3:0) 25:20, 25:7, 25:20. Panthers d M. G. Holy Cows (3:0) 25:6, 25:12, 25:9. Shark Bait d Chargers (2:1) 25:17, 19:25, 24:18.

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Wet as?: Meeniyan ladies winners and runners-up standing in heavy rain were, from left, Jan Roberts, Heather Poletti, Nereda Scholte, and Faye Le Page.

Meeniyan ladies ON Wednesday, September 11, eight ladies played 4 BBB in wet and windy conditions for a nine hole com-

Woorayl AS always there are winners and losers for our two man ambrose event sponsored by Edney’s Nissan. The winners were Michael Grist and Simon Sullivan with a net 66, just winning from Jim Newton and Frank Dekker with 66½. Third place went to Zac Trease and Tim Burgess with 66¾. Balls went to T. Walters, T. Ryan; G. McKinnon, P. Burgess; J. Diaper, Bo Fiek and D. Stevens, B. Wilson. Nearest the pins went to John Diaper and Max Wood while the ball raffle went to ‘Slug syndicate’. Next week is a stableford event sponsored by Colin Watson Holden.

Woorayl ladies CAPTAIN and President’s Day last week saw quite a change from the recent finer weather, with a few spring showers blowing in during the day. A Grade winner was Shirley Thomas (15) with 27 points and the runner up was Sue Wakefield. B Grade winner was Jenny Riseley (26) with 31 points and the runner up was Marg Tuckett. C Grade was won by Jo Fennell (45) with 25 points and the runner up was Fay Maynard. Balls down the line went to Pauline Lancaster, Inge Giliam and Jill Linklater, on a countback. Nearest the pin on the 8th was Di O’Connor, on the 11th was Ann Poole and on the 17th was Shirley Thomas. We all thank Sue and Fay for sponsoring the day and the trophy was this year won by the President’s team. Next week is to be a singles stableford round for Jo’s Green Card day and on Friday 20th we will host the South Gippsland Seniors Championships.

Korumburra THERE were 36 players for the 4BBB stableford competition on Saturday, September 14, with trophies by Mark Lafferty, Sport First. A Grade: T. Fowles 13 hcp, C. Thornton 30 hcp, 49 pts. Runner-up: T. Fowles, P. Vanagtmaal 46 pts. Balls down the line: K. Pope, B. Pope 44 pts; A. Rosa, S. Betts 43 pts; R. Olsen, M. Webb 43 pts; T. Jones, B. Newton 43 pts. Nearest the pin: 1st M. Belvedere, 7th J. Watts, 10th T. Fowles, 13th P. Vanagtmaal. Tuesday’s winner was I. Cash 38 pts, and Thursday’s winner was B. Newton 38 pts. Notices: Knockouts need to be played by November 3.

Mirboo North Wednesday, August 7:

petition. The course is holding up well and was in great condition. Sponsor for the day was Linda Brown. Monthly medal winner Maree Thompson 87-9-78 net. Down the line: Barb Stimson 102-19-83 net. NTA 16th: Sandra Hughes. Putting: Barb Stimson 30 putts. Nearest the pin: 6th Barb Stimson, 13th Maree Thompson. No birdies. Wednesday, August 14: Secret nine - stableford winner Sue Traill (16) 18 pts. Down the line: Nicole Allen (16) 16 pts. Best 18 holes: Sandra Hughes 33 pts. Nearest the pin 16th: Sue Traill. No birdies. Wednesday, August 21: washed out. Wednesday, August 28: Club championships - round 1. Day comp winner Barb Stimson 98-20-78 net. Down the line: Sue Traill 97-1681. Nearest the pin: 6th Maree Thompson, 13th Maree Thompson. Wednesday, September 4: Monthly medal, Colin Watson spring round club championships - 2nd round winner Chris Gunn 89-13-87 net. Down the line: Maree Thompson 89-1079 net; Wendy Gervasi 9715-82 net. NTA 6th: Wendy Gervasi. Putting: Chris Gunn 29 putts. Nearest the pin 16th: Nicole Allen. No birdies. Friday, September 6: Mirboo North Housewives Day stableford aggregate: winners Merryn Dear (21) 37 pts and Dawn Judkins (29) 29 pts (Churchill/Monash) = 66 pts. Runners-up Joy Marriott (16) 35 pts and Kerry A’Hearn (16) 30 pts (Warragul) = 65 pts. Nearest the pin: 4th Merryn Dear, 6th Lia Brent, 13th Chris Gunn, 16th Jenni Thorburn. Wednesday, September 11: Club championships - round 3. Day comp winner Maree Thompson 85-12-73 net. Down the line: Sue Traill 96-16-80 net on a countback from Lia Brent. Nearest the pin: 6th Sue Traill, 13th Wendy Gervasi. No birdies. Championship winners: Division 1: Scratch Maree Thompson 270, handicap Maree Thompson (9) 243. Division 2: Scratch Sandra Taylor 362, handicap Lia Brent (43) 252.

Mirboo North THE winner of the stableford competition played on Thursday, September 12 was Stephen Mills (15) 35 pts. Down the line: M. Payne 34, R. Matthews 33 pts countback. On Saturday, September 14 the winner of the par competition was Peter Chapman (14) +4. Down the line: J. Kus +2, N. Bracecamp +2, R. Matthews +1, T. Traill +1. 2nd shot nearest the pin 1st hole: T. Traill. Nearest the pin: 4th M. Lont, 6th J. Hughes, 13th no one, 16th R. Matthews. Ladies winner: Sue Traill -2.

Winners were Nereda Scholte and Jan Roberts with 19 points Runners Up were Faye Le Page and Heather Poletti with 14 points.

Wonthaggi ON Saturday we played a stableford event with a field of 71 players. A Grade winner was D. Vanagtmaal 39 pts, B Grade J. Burke 41 pts, C Grade P. Foon 40 pts. Balls down the line: A. Mackinder 38, G. Linguey, L. Strosser 37; M. Loughran, J. Jordan 36; I. Murrells, B. Fennel, R. Walker, J. McEachern, K. Jamieson, R. Steer 35. Nearest the pins: 2nd D. Munro, 8th M. Foster, 13th I. Murrells, 17th B. Cornelis. Don’t forget tonight is our annual general meeting, all members are invited to attend. On the AFL grand final day we are playing a fourball event with a shotgun start at 8am. Put your names down and the draw will be done next week. Good golfing and let’s hope this great weather is here to stay.

Meeniyan SATURDAY was a 4 ball event with the sponsor for the day being Frank Peile which is much appreciated. The winners for the day were Col Stewart and Frank Peile with 45 points. Runners up were Reg Hannay and Peter Wilson on a three way count back with 44 points. Balls down the line went to Jim Cusack and John Dumont 44 pts and Fred Stalker and Rod Matthews with 44 points. Nearest the pin on the 8th was won by John Dumont and the pro pin on the 17th was won by Peter Wilson. The winner of Tuesday’s singles stableford event was Greg Burridge with 38 points.. Balls down the line went to Fred Stalker 35 pts and Daryle Gregg with 34 points. Best nine was won by Wino Reilly with 20 points. Nearest the pin on the 17th was won by Butch Kuhne. The winner of Thursdays singles stableford event was Col Stewart with 32 points on a count back from Reg Hannay with 32 points. Nearest the pin on the 2nd was won by John Dumont. Next week is single stroke and flag day event. The following Saturday is AFL grand final day with a four person ambrose event with the hit off time for the day being changed from 9.30am to 8.00am and onwards.

Foster ANOTHER wet week has slowed things up again – so nil run and the grass is flying. Preferred lies definitely in force. Play was washed out on September 10 and 12. On Friday, September 13 a good field saw Peter Dight (8) take the chook with 20 pts. DTL balls went to Gayle Reid

New office bearers: for Korumburra Golf Club ladies committee are pictured, back from left, Lyn McIvor, Judy Webb, Lee Clements, Julie Hislop, Heather Grist, front from left, Chris Rickard, Betty Thomson, Norrie Little (absent Kath Welsh).

Korumburra ladies THERE were no protests last Wednesday when the planned 18 holes were cut back to nine due to the poor weather. Twelve pairs competed in the Canadian Foursomes shot-gun start which was followed by the Women’s AGM. The winners with 15 points were Marg Clasby and Lee Clements (3/8 combined handicap of 12) on a count back from Chris Rickard and Lyn McIvor (17). Balls down the line went to Judy Webb/Heather Grist and Geoff Nott both on 14 pts. Saturday saw the club sponsored par event. Colin Pulham (16) took out A Grade with the good score of +3, while Kevin Da Silveira came from the clouds to blitz the back nine to win B Grade with -2. DTL balls were won by Paul Robertson (6) who had a great 76 off the stick to record +2, Steve Reid (10) on +1, Tony Vanin (5) on -1, and Peter Dight (8) on -2. NTP winners were Greg Cox, John Mathers, Paul Robertson, Scott Rathjen and Kevin Da Silveira. The encouragement award went to Nathan Grylls on -8. Ladies – Jenny Mountford (18) prevailed with 29 pts from Gayle Reid (21) on 28 pts. NTP was Gayle Reid. The qualifiers for the playoffs for the prestigious Tuer Trophy, and the first matchplay rounds are as follows – Steve Reid vs Kevin Witheridge, Paul Robertson vs Cam Downing, Peter Dight vs Gary Clavarino, Greg Cox vs Lloyd McKenzie. The Ladies Housewives Gala Day is coming up and the girls have plenty of fun ideas. If anyone has old or novel golf shoes or hats the girls would love to get them to use in their “props” on the day. You can leave these with the bar staff at the club. Please come along for the extra-ordinary General Meeting at 6.30pm on Thursday, September 19 to approve changes to the Club Constitution followed by the AGM at 7.30 pm. Come along to enjoy an “all you can eat” buffet spit roast from now on every Sunday evening between 6pm to 8 pm. The Happy Hooker.

14pts, Lyn Perks/Pam Eyers 13 points and Beryl Brown/ Kath Welsh 12points. Beryl gained another ball for the nearest the pin on the 1st hole. There was one very confused (and busy!) player who needed to ‘double up’ in the group of three players. Everyone enjoyed a beautiful lunch before the AGM commenced at 2.30pm. The women’s office bearers for the next year are Julie Hislop (president), Heather Grist (vice president/handicapper), Norrie Little (secretary), Betty Thomson (assistant secretary), Lee Clements (captain), Judy

Webb (vice-captain), Lyn McIvor (treasurer) and committee members Kath Welsh and Chris Rickard. Thanks were extended to the retiring committee members Marg Clasby and Julie Brannaghan. During the AGM members had the opportunity to discuss some changes to golfing events over the past year and there was quite a deal of discussion about the lack of volunteers to cater for our regular Friday counter teas. Although Saturday was a great day for golf, due to football and netball finals

in parts the course was very playable and very enjoyable as the showers ceased and the sun appeared. The competition was a 4BBB stableford which gives you the chance to make a lifelong friend if your partner plays well, or another name crossed off your Christmas card list if he doesn’t. Poor scores in these games are never your fault of course! The day was won by the Wonthaggi pair of Peter Magnusson and Mick Bourke with 43 points and the Runners Up were Bob Pascoe and Rob Stead on 42 who achieved this exalted status after a three way count back. Nearest the pins went to Mike Fitzmaurice, (Phillip Island), Miles Foster, Fred Ardern, (Phillip Island) and Mick Bourke, (Wonthaggi) on holes 2, 8, 13, and 17 respectively. Ball run down went to 37 points. Our next game will be at Korumburra Golf Club on Thursday, October 17t It will be a rolling start from 8.30am; you do not have to book in advance. After the game there will be the final Delegate’s meeting of the year before the

AGM in December. If anyone has items they wish to bring up at the Delegates meeting please contact our secretary John Monk.

Leongatha EIGHTY-FOUR golfers played in the Vern Pease 4 Person Ambrose event on Saturday proudly sponsored by the Pease family. Appropriately it was won by the Thomas family of Michael, Rebecca, Ryan and Lachlan with an excellent score of 66 off the stick for a nett score of 57 ¼. Denis McDonald took out the Pro Pin on the 14th and Merv Stubbs won the NTP on the 16th. DTL balls went down to nett 60 ½ and were awarded to Dylan McMeekin, Denis McDonald, G. Peters, Allan Sperling, David Forbes, Bryan McCorkell, John Eabry, Henry Sedelies, D. Prior, Tim McCarthy, Ron Findlay, Russell and Marilyn Williams, Barry Attwood, Ken Wardle, Bruce Hutton, John Fedderson, and Nick Lafferty. A Stableford competition

Leongatha ladies ON Wednesday, September 11 thirty three ladies braved the elements to play a 9 hole, three person Ambrose. This popular event was sponsored by Fay Quilford. The winning team, consisting of Toni West, Loris Clark and Isobel Sutherland, combined well to have 38 off the stick, to give them a final score of 315/6 after subtracting their handicap. Their nearest rivals were Margaret Gordon, Karen Orford and Trish Owen with 335/6 followed closely by Kerry Hogan, Fay Quilford, and Marianne Leaver

there was no competition. Next Wednesday is a Stableford event with Beryl Brown and Dot West putting out the field. There will be a ‘bunker clinic’ after golf this Wednesday, for anyone wanting to improve their technique, especially before playing in the Lang Lang Bowl. It will be conducted by a very experienced member, with the cost being a small donation to the club. A seeded time sheet will be drawn up for the Doris Chambers Foursomes on September 25. was held on Tuesday with Gary Peters (22) successful with 39 points. NTP’s were Chris Leaver on the 14th and Colin Bear on the 16th. DTL balls went to 33 points and were awarded to Joe Lowell, Alan Edney, Dave Vorwerg, Eddie Poole, Geoff McDonald, Peter Hartigan and Merv Stubbs. Thursday’s Par competition saw Joe Lowell (13) continue his good form to win with +1. Chris Leaver must have the 14th hole worked out pretty well as he was once again NTP there for the 2nd time this week. Ross McRobert was NTP on the 16th. Balls were won by Chris Leaver, Andy Cairns, Glen Marsham, Ron Paice, Peter Brownlie, Ross McRobert, and Ian Barlow. The first of three rounds of the Thursday Championship will be held next Thursday the 19th, with the best two rounds to count. The fairways and particularly the greens are in great condition, so come along and enjoy.

with 331/6. Our ladies captain, Marea Maher, extended congratulations to Rebecca Thomas for her success at the recent All Gippsland Championships held at Lang Lang Golf Club. Rebecca won the 27 Holes Singles Championship for the fourth time. She also won the Foursomes Championship the previous day with Meeniyan player Andrea Thorson. The All Gippsland Foursomes and Singles Championships are held each year with players from West Gippsland, East Gippsland and South Gippsland competing in this event.

Veterens THE day began with frequent and sometimes heavy showers but this did not dampen the spirits of the 72 golfers who came to the Wonthaggi course from most of the South Gippsland clubs. As we trudged off to our starting tees in what proved to be the heaviest and final shower of the day I wondered how the course would stand up to the volume of water it had so recently received. The answer was very well, though wet

Winning team: Toni West, Loris Clark, and Isobel Sutherland took out Leongatha’s 3 person Ambrose.

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Thirds winners: from left, Coach Josh Taylor, Sam Pratt, George Mihai, Under 17s winners: Coach Kim Shiels, Gaby O’Loughlin (B&F), Tahlia A Grade winners: Jessica Hilliar Jeremy Salinger and team manager Paul Pratt. Absent best and fairest Irwin (R/Up), Kody Rogers (Coaches’award), Coach Jude de Gennaro, (B&F) and Louisa Pratt (R/Up and Amy Hoghton (Best in finals). Best in finals). Liam Smit.

Under 15s netball: coach Louisa Pratt, Kiara Gervasi (B&F), Tylah Wilkins (Coaches’ award), Chelsea Loh (R/Up) and team Manager Wendy Irwin.

D Grade winners: Haley Anderson (R/Up), Kirsty Koene (B&F) and Laurie Bier (Coaches’ award).

MNFNC presentation MIRBOO North Football Netball Club held its gala annual presentation night at W J Tuck Reserve’s Tigerland headquarters on Saturday. Master of ceremonies, Joe Piper, warmly welcomed the 116 people in attendance, ensuring the fully-catered evening was entertaining, enjoyable and running like clockwork. Club president, Paul Pratt, thanked MNFNC’s loyal sponsors for their ongoing strong financial support and paid tribute to everyone from the “boot-studder” up, at Tigerland. Mirboo North’s 2013 senior football and B

Grade netball premiership teams received lengthy standing ovations for their respective grand final victories over Newborough and Yallourn Yallourn North. Most acceptance speeches were traditionally extemporaneous. However, in a sign of the times, two or three recipients opted to read prepared scripts from their iPhones. Robbie and Belinda Porter shared the mighty Tigers’ best club person award, while many others were thanked and acknowledged for their valuable contributions during the season. Multiple premiership player, Steven Rogers,

was presented with a framed personalised #25 Mirboo North football jumper, for achieving 400 club games for the mighty Tigers. Club stalwart, Joann Snell, received the annual prestigious George Clark Memorial Netball Award. MNFNC organised and ran the annual debutante ball for the fifth successive year, with profits again shared between the club and Mirboo North’s school chaplaincy fund. 2013 premiership representatives, Simon Fragiacomo, Drew Gardener, Jacob Nash, Tim Traill, Jack Robertson and coach, Troy Hamilton, were all selected in Mid Gippsland League’s team

of the year. Life memberships were awarded to 261-gamer and triple senior premiership full-back, Drew Gardener, together with Kim Shiels and Paul Peluso for their outstanding and long time services to MNFNC. The presentation part of the evening concluded with members of the winning senior grand final team holding the 2013 premiership cup and singing a stirring rendition of the club theme song. The juniors football and netball presentation night, where the 17 & Under netball premiership team was loudly applauded, took place the previous evening.

Reserves winners: Luke Gervasi, Mitch Richardson and C Grade winners: Stacey Holland (R/Up), Indy Sanders Fourths winners: Wes Graeme (B&F) Dean Huyn, coach Michael Taylor. Andy Taylor and Paul Hinkley. (B&F) and Libby Pratt (Coaches’ award).

Seniors winners: Jake Nash, Damien Turner, Kal Nash, Jack Robertson, Kris Berchtold and Sam Pratt.

B Grade winners: Laura Robins (R/Up), Alice Pratt (B&F and Best in finals), Amy Hoghton (Coaches’ award).

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Premiers: back from left, Stacey Craven, Bec Gillin, Jo Allen, Mel Smith, Sheree Matherson, Kate Rodda, Bree Williams, Jess Odgers, club president Glenn Odgers, middle, Grace Bunn, Imogene Davies, Nyree Raabe, Zoe Allen, Olivia Methven, Tori Buttergig, front, Tara Wallace and Bree Allen.

Korumburra women take flag KORUMBURRA City Soccer Club’s female leaders can hold their head high after taking home the premiership on Sunday. The final was played at Drouin in ideal conditions between Korumburra and Philip Island, the match opened up with plenty of action up at both ends of the pitch but great work from both defences saw scoring difficult. With only minutes to go in the first half Tara Wallace was awarded a free kick which was taken by Olivia Methven, Tara came in quickly to accept the pass and finish it off for Korumburra’s first goal. Minutes later Tara Wallace chipped one over the Philip Island Goal Keepers head to see Korumburra on top and leading 2-0 at half time. As expected the Island came out hard early in the second half and Korumburra seemed to take a little while to get going, the extra pressure from the Island saw them score and they were back in the game, another quick break from the Philip Island forwards saw a shot narrowly miss. With about 15 minutes remaining Jo Allen passed to Bree Allen who scored the sealer with a fantastic running goal. Philip Island never stopped trying but it was Korumburra that kept the pressure missing a couple of chances but going on to win the grand final 3-1.

Reserves fall short KORUMBURRA came into the grand final as the underdogs after having been beaten by the powerful Trafalgar side three weeks earlier but were determined to cause an upset and win the grand final. The conditions were near perfect on the big pitch at Drouin and both sides went at it flat out, Korumburra’s midfield were giving plenty of drive and neither side could break through in an entertaining game. With about 10 minutes left in the first half the deadlock broke open with Trafalgar getting through the Korumburra defence after a lapse in concentration and then a quick reply from Keanu Miller after he converted a great corner goal for Korumburra. Trafalgar with the edge at half time leading Korumburra 2-1. The second half produced some great football, Korumburra’s midfield still doing a great job and both defences making scoring difficult. The ball bounced from one end of the pitch to the other and both sides were giving it their all. Nine minutes from full time Trafalgar got the break they needed after a penalty was awarded and converted. Korumburra fought it out to the end but it was Trafalgar’s day to win the grand final 3-1.

Flying flag: the South Gippsland representatives in the Australian underwater hockey cohort. Back, from left: Mungo Trumble, Thorsten Johansen, Jacqui Connell, Rees Quilford, Craig Thomas and Eden Brown. Front: Callum Wisheart, Kirstien Reid, Camille White, Belinda Watts-Keely, Amy BarryMacaulay and Nina Barry-Macaulay.

Hungary for underwater hockey By Nina Macaulay


THE small town of Eger in northern Hungary may seems a strange place for a bunch of South Gippsland folk to meet up. Even more bizarre perhaps is the occasion: the 18th CMAS Underwater Hockey World Championships from August 2331. Competitors from Wonthaggi, Leongatha, Inverloch, Fish

Creek and Warragul took part, representing the strong underwater hockey clubs at Wonthaggi and Warragul strong enough to produce world class athletes and medallists. Australia was represented in seven of the eight divisions: the under 19 men and women, under 23 men, elite women, elite men, masters women and masters men. Both masters teams won gold. Thorsten Johansen of Leongatha was part of the men’s team, while Eden Brown of Warragul was a player and coach in the women’s side. The under 23 men placed second and the elite men third. The championships were the largest in underwater

hockey, with athletes from 17 countries and 68 teams contesting the event. South Gippsland fielded 12 of the 86 Australian representatives at the world championships – possibly the largest contingent from the region. The South Gippsland commitment to this world class event extends beyond the hard work, spread over hours of gruelling training and preparation by the athletes, to the parents, coaches and clubs. Both the Wonthaggi and Warragul underwater hockey clubs have a strong committee and team of dedicated individuals who work thanklessly and tirelessly in their dedication to this sport. Over the decades, these clubs have provided

priceless life experiences and opportunities to young people in the local community. Two of the youngest in this year’s impressive Australian cohort were Mungo Trumble and Jacqui Connell of the Wonthaggi Underwater hockey club, playing in the under 19 men and under 19 women teams respectively. It was their first world championships and first time in Hungary. They enjoyed the usual experiences on offer, playing elite level sport and pushing themselves physically and mentally. They made international friends, they learnt valuable lessons about other cultures and their own, they were thrown into high pressure, high stakes situations, and they survived.

Junior tennis a big hit Training: on Sunday, 12 riders set off on a ride of 102kms through the hills to the north-east of Leongatha.

• Leongatha Cycling

Cyclists look to summer THE Leongatha Cycling Club have been running organised training rides over the September Sundays for anyone keen to join in. All those looking to ride the likes of the Round the Bay in a Day could get some great training in by joining in on the rides. Next Sunday starts at Outtrim at 9am for a ride followed by a BYO barbecue and road season presentation afternoon.

Whilst it has been mainly the seniors on the training rides next weekend should see some juniors on the ride as presentations will follow. This is a good chance for the juniors to start thinking about the upcoming track season. The club will run a track season preparation night on October 18 with training starting on the following Wednesday night. The club has a number of track bikes so can help both adults and children make a start at the track.

The track is a more social environment as riders are together for both training and racing. The club has an official coach to help riders get involved with the sport. Over the years the club has had a number of riders progress from local training and racing to riding at state, national and international level so it is a great place to start. However, come and enjoy a ride on the roads next Sunday. Outtrim Reserve at 9am is the place.

THE Mirboo North and District Junior Tennis Association is set for an exciting year ahead and is calling for all interested junior players to put their names forward to be selected into teams. The competition kicks off on Saturday, October 12. There is a variety of options available to all junior players, boys and girls, they range from A Grade for more advanced players, B Grade and C Grade for younger children just learning the game. A new initiative to be implemented to the C Grade competition is the use of low compression balls that don’t bounce quite as high, to allow for more rallies and easier hitting. Interested junior players can also decide which teams

they prefer to play with, either a big club like Leongatha or a smaller club like Leongatha North or Hallston which may have one or two teams. Play is on a Saturday morning and there is an extensive break during the

summer school holidays. Any junior keen on getting involved can call Glenn Bainbridge on 0400 668 837, Warren Littlejohn on 0408 773 796 or Frank Dekker on 5668 5285. A great season is anticipated.

Let’s go: Christian Pouw and tennis coach Michael Grist are ready for a busy tennis season at Leongatha.

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BEST WISHES TO Power reserves s t o r r a Go P A & B NETBALLERS look to big one Parrots going for two ing well as a team. Great pressure all the way down the court. The second quarter saw some awesome defence as the Parrots girls managed to hold the lead against a fiery Morwell. The third quarter was very consistent for every player, goal for goal. Play was clean with improved shooting accuracy from both teams. Leongatha still held the

lead by three points heading into the fourth quarter. Leongatha came out strong in the fourth and managed to continue increasing its lead as the turned it on to come away with a win. Leongatha 47 def Morwell 39 Awards: Claire Fitzgerald (RSL), Kate Govers (RSL) and Paradise Pizza (Kasie Rump) Best on Court: Claire Fitzgerald

Meg Rosser: the dead eye shooter will play a great role in Sunday’s grand final like she did last year.

The game started with a varied line up due to illness and injury. To Leongatha’s credit it combined well to be one goal up at the first break. The second quarter saw a defensive shuffle which worked in our favour. Some patient play saw the Parrots up by eight at half time. In the third the Parrots once again applied the pressure. The Lions rallied late in the third but the Parrots were once again able to extend their lead. The girls finished the game well with a comfortable 18 point win. Leongatha 53 def Moe 35 Awards: Sarah McCahon (RSL), Kate McCracken (RSL) and Courtney Lever (Evans Petroleum) Best on Court: Mel Hughes.

LEONGATHA’S Parrots will be looking to go back to back in two grades of netball on Sunday when they face off in the A Grade and B Grade premierships. The teams will face Sale and Morwell respectively after winning their preliminary finals at the weekend. Despite only having

two teams playing on the day there will no doubt be a great presence of Parrots supporters to cheer the girls on. If you wish to support the girls get up to Moe on Sunday and give them a cheer.

Game reports A Grade IT was a slow start but the side soon came together and began work-

B Grade

WONTHAGGI Power won the right to play off for the Reserves grand final with a solid four quarter effort against the Morwell Tigers.

Morwell favoured with the advantage of playing on its home ground and with open selection looked the goods on paper but Wonthaggi who had finished on top of the ladder had other ideas. Conditions were perfect again for footy so there would be no excuses and no second chances. The game started full of energy with very little between the two sides as expected. The big Tiger side was putting its stamp on the game and the Power backmen Gavin Coyne, Reece Jones, John Rocotas, Ryan Birket and Sam Kapsovari were under pressure. It was fairly even on the score-board but a costly 50 metre penalty against Wonthaggi gave Morwell a narrow first quarter lead. Morwells goal kickers up

OTHER MATCHES PRELIMINARY FINALS SENIORS Morwell 12.19.91 d Maffra 6.10.46 UNDER 18 Bairnsdale 10.9.69 d Sale 6.9.45 UNDER 16 Sale 8.11.59 d Moe 5.11.41

to this stage were Zac Anderson, Brandon Bailey, Jorj Demetrios and Tim Phillips while Rod Tack, Josh Olden and Rohan Todd were on the board for the Power. Will Joplin and Luke Norder were having a great battle in the ruck with honors even. Glen Jobe, Nathan Jones and Rohan Todd were damaging around the packs for Wonthaggi while Nathan Scurrah, Luke Brereton, Brad Soutar and Brandon Bailey were providing the Tigers with plenty of drive through the centre. The game tightened up in the second quarter with Wonthaggi starting to really get its running game going and putting pressure all over the ground. Further goals to Morwell’s Tim Phillips and Brad Soutar made the game even more intense. Rod Tack continued to present strongly up forward and Josh Olden and youngster Pat Ryan were finishing the job on the

NETBALL PRELIMINARY FINALS A GRADE Leongatha 48 d Morwell 39 B GRADE Leongatha 53 d Moe 35 C GRADE Bairnsdale 32 d Morwell 31 UNDER 17 Sale 42 d Moe 40 UNDER 15 Wonthaggi 35 d Sale 34 UNDER 13 Wonthaggi 35 d Sale 34

scoreboard for Wonthaggi. A great goal from Glen Jobe lifted the Power further and at half time the scores were level in an entertaining game. The second half saw take up the challenge further with their running game making an impact. Morwell was noticeably slowing and Wonthaggi was clearly getting on top. Pat Ryan, Aloysio Ferriera-Neto and Glen Jobe continued to work hard and it brought good results for the team. Rohan Todd capped off a good game with his goal at the end to give Wonthaggi the win it desperately wanted. It had been a great team performance, in four even quarters. Wonthaggi will need to be switched on and repeat this effort against Warragul in next week’s grand final. It promises to be another exciting match as their encounters have been close all season. PRELIMINARY FINALS RESERVES Wonthaggi 13.9.87 d Morwell 9.4.58 Wonthaggi Goals: P. Ryan 3, J. Olden 2, R. Tack 2, R. Todd 2, G. Jobe 1, N. Jones 1, A. Zanella 1, W. Luke 1. Best: R. Jones, R. Tack, R. Todd, R. Birkett, G. Coyne, J. Rocotas. Morwell Goals: N. Scurrah 3, T. Phillips 3, J. Demetrios 1, B. Soutar 1, B. Bailey 1. Best: L. Brereton, B. Bailey, P. McNulty, N. Scurrah, L. Norder, J. Stevens.

Leongatha’s netball sides A Grade Meg Rosser - Strong accurate GS Kate McCarthy - Hardworking GA who can sink the long shot Kathy Reid - ever reliable coach who gels the team together Kate Govers - Plays C WA GA, very versatile will run all day long. Kasie Rump- Determined tight WD. Always comes up with an amazing intercept. Claire Fitzgerald - Very effective defensive player who also creates offensive play Laura Higgins - Our

rock solid back stop. Ever reliable Nicola Marriott - Can play any centre court position, Great asset to our team.

B Grade Melanie Hughes (Coach) – A strong leader who has a dominate presence on the court. Mel is an extremely accurate gaoler who’s movement and talking around the ring lifts the team. Kate McCracken – First year senior with great versatility. Kate offers great drive through the attacking court, goals and is a handy

LEONGATHA FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB VOTE COUNT THIS SUNDAY September 22 starting at 5pm light meals available LEO7120113

PRESENTATION NIGHT Friday September 27 Starting at 6pm sharp

WD. With passion for the game, Kate can dominate. Zoe Altman – New to the club, Zoe has fitted in to the team perfectly. An accurate gaoler and director of attacking play. Her talk and level head can lift the team and change a game. Abby Dowd – No stranger to the netball club, Abby has continued her solid performance in WA from last year. Abby feeds her goalers well and is a reliable player who can be counted on when the game gets tight. Sally Trease – Sal is a quiet yet reliable achiever on the court, who holds her own when the game gets tough. Great drive through the court makes her crucial to our attacking play and hard for oppositions to stop. Sarah McCahon – A junior who is more than able to hold her own on the court. Sarah’s versatility and ability to dominate in any position makes her a coach’s dream. Sarah can come on and change a game. Courtney Lever – A mature and steady head, Courts directs well in defence. Her ability to read the play, combined with quick feet makes for nu-

merous intercepts and countless headaches for opposition coaches. Jaclyn Smith – Jackie is an agile defender who gives 110% each time she steps on the court. She plays with passion and a level head, and rarely makes mistakes when the ball is in her position. Tegan Renden – An incredibly reliable bench player, who can be counted on to do whatever task is asked of her. Tegan offers drive and a calm head through the centre court and is also a solid WD if needed. Rachel O’Loughlin –Another first year senior, Rach has made WD her own. She is incredibly quick, eager to learn and reads the play well. Always up for a challenge, Rach can make life for her opposition a nightmare. Nat Anderson – Assistant coach. A LNC original, Nats knowledge of the game is invaluable, as is her talk on the side line. Melinda McLennan – Team Manager. Melinda is the calm head behind the madness of the team. Her tireless efforts behind the scene, make game day a breeze for coaches and players.

Trainers: George Bovell, league representatives John Schelling and Lynn Whelan, new life members John McCurdy and Heather Bovell and Ed Hanley.

Hanley honoured by trainers THE Alberton Football Netball League Trainers Association had its end of season dinner at the Middle Hotel Korumburra on the September 11. This was well attended by members from across league we also had the privilege of the league in attendance with president John Schelling and secretary Lynn Whelan. The night was celebrated with the naming of the life membership shield in

honour of Ed Hanley who was joined by his wife Bev on the night. Ed Hanley was praised for his work in creating the foundations of the Trainers Association back in the early 1990s, to which the shield is now named The Ed Hanley Life Membership Shield. The night also had two new recipients elevated to life membership on the night being Heather Bovell and John McCurdy.

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Bulldogs go back to back KORUMBURRA-Bena claimed its first back-to-back Alberton netball title with a comprehensive 39-27 victory over Dalyston in the 2013 grand final at Wonthaggi.

Eye on the ball: Christie Hillberg reaches out for the loose ball in the A Grade grand final on Saturday against Dalyston.

The two teams previously met in the premiership deciders of 2010 and 2011 with the Magpies prevailing in both encounters so the Bulldogs went about avenging its previous disappointments against its grand final nemesis. Jarney Thomas got Dalyston on the board with the first goal of the match but then the Magpie shooters had limited opportunities during the opening minutes. Both teams tried to set the early tempo which resulted in a host of turnovers but it was Korumburra-Bena that was first to find its groove behind the prominence of Kimberley Hillberg under the post. The match was unfolding as a very physical encounter with many fiercely contested possessions but the Bulldogs

would not be deterred as they raced to a 9-5 quarter time lead. With the game appearing to be slowly slipping away in favour of Korumburra-Bena, Jarney Thomas went about almost single-handedly bringing the Magpies back into the match with four unanswered goals to cut the deficit to one goal. However, Bulldogs coach Christie Hillberg provided the inspiration with a series of turnovers and ensured the Bulldogs would remain in control of the contest with great positioning and drive through the defensive half of the court to push its half time lead out to six goals with an 18-12 advantage. Dalyston made some positional changes going into the third quarter in an attempt to ignite a spark. Tess Angarane to goal defence and Alyce Abriola to centre and for a brief moment there was sense of change in the air with Korumburra-Bena making a number of uncustomary errors. That moment of change was quickly dispelled as the unstoppable Emma

Kyle’s patience and accuracy in the goal circle enabled the Bulldogs to surge ahead to for a commanding 23-13 lead midway through the third term. Brittany Thomas dropped in her first goal for the Magpies and it sparked a run of five straight goals that cut the deficit in half. Angarane was keeping Kimberley Hillberg quiet while also picking off a number of intercepts and momentum had swung Dalyston way. Despite the momentum shift Korumburra-Bena was able to regain its composure and headed into the fourth quarter with a 27-19 edge. If the Magpies had one last effort in them it needed to come early in the final term and after a period of time where the two teams traded goals the Bulldogs finally tightened the screws while surging to the biggest lead of the game. With a best on court performance, Christie Hillberg paved the way for Korumburra-Bena in another dazzling display.

• B Grade

Tigers roar to four FOSTER became just the second B Grade team to win four successive premierships after it overcame Fish Creek in the Grand Final with a 5137 triumph. The Kangaroos got off to a sizzling start by scoring the opening three goals of the match before the Tigers got their first opportunity to score. Fish Creek’s shooting pair Hayley Watkins and Elysia Shaw were showing early polish and accuracy in the circle early. Once they opened their account the Tigers were clinically efficient and stamped their mark on the contest, maintaining their intensity from start to finish as they kept the Kangaroos on the back foot after taking the lead midway through the opening term.

A high-scoring quarter saw Foster in control at 15-11. In fact the Tigers bridged the first and second quarters with seven unanswered goals to be in a commanding position in the early going after quarter time. Fish Creek could do little to stem the flow of ball to the mother-daughter combination of Nicole and Tarryn McKenzie which enabled Foster to take a deserved 27-19 lead at half time. With twice as much ball during the third quarter the Tigers stamped their dominance all over this contest as their transition through court was seamless. Foster had few problems in finding its key targets in the goal circle as they finished the quarter with a flourish, scoring 10 goals to one and pushing the margin out to 17 goals before

• C Grade

entering the last change with a 41-25 lead. The Kangaroos continued to throw everything at the Tigers in the final term but could not get the vital turnovers needed to break open their more fancied opponents. In the highest scoring match throughout the day, Foster flexed its muscle when it needed it most and repeated their title-winning deeds of the past three seasons. It was gallant challenge from a Fish Creek outfit that finished the season in sixth position on the ladder and the end of the regular season but this day would belong to the Tigers. Nicole McKenzie’s all-round performance was a feature in Foster’s domination and she was rewarded with best on court for her efforts.

• 17and Under

Bulldogs hold Lions claw first premiership off Maroons KORUMBURRA-Bena captured its second ever Alberton netball premiership in C Grade after holding out a fast-finishing Stony Creek 31-29.

FOR three quarters Stony Creek withstood a strong challenge from Korumburra-Bena before a dominant fourth period ultimately set up the Lions 40-31 grand final win.

The Bulldogs previously won its last flag in C Grade back in 2003 when it prevailed against Tarwin and now has its hands on a second title. Stony Creek, that had never reached a C Grade grand final showdown, appeared a little overawed by the occasion as Korumburra-Bena settled into a steady rhythm to nudge ahead 8-6 lead by the first break. It remained close until Ange Williams converted six unanswered goals for the Bulldogs in the early proceedings of the second quarter to open up a seven-goal cushion before the Lions reduced the deficit to 17-11 at half time. Some long bomb accuracy from Elle Burgess extended Korumburra-Bena’s advantage out to the biggest lead of the game at 23-14 but Stony Creek would eventually trail by just eight goals with a quarter to play. However, the contest was far from over as the Lions made a valiant last quarter charge with a storming finish. Defenders Di Schelling and Lisa Burge produced some crucial plays to help Stony Creek close to within one in the shadows of full time but Burgess twice thwarted to fluency in their scoring runs with timely goals for the Bulldogs. Eventually time was the biggest factor and a dream finals campaign fell agonisingly short for the Lions camp. Penni Storti was awarded best on court.

The Bulldogs earned their way through to the grand final from fourth spot on the ladder at the end of the home and away season and took it right up to the minor premiers. Respective GA’s Olivia Cope and Gemma Dixon were key targets but faced intense early pressure from Caroline Crawford and Holly Monaghan, respectively, as the midcourt contingent had to work overtime in getting the ball goal-bound. The Lions produced some key turnovers in the midcourt midway through the opening term which helped establish an early 11-9 advantage at quarter time. Dixon made a strong impact during the second quarter with Korumburra-Bena’s play elevating to level the scores before inching into the lead. The Bulldogs held the narrowest of edges at halftime, leading 19-18, before Cope produced some inspirational play near the post and hard work outside the circle to hand the impetus back to Stony Creek in the early moments of the third term. However, Korumbura-Bena was far from finished as it replied with a rejuvenated fight-back to draw within two goals at three quarter time to trail 26-24. The Lions stamped their authority all over this match with an outstanding fourth quarter performance as it reeled off six of the first seven goals to start the last quarter. The Bulldogs never recovered as Stony Creek marched to the beat of its first 17 and Under premiership victory with Olivia Cope earning best on court.

Best on: Foster’s Nicole McKenzie (GA) was named best on court in the B Grade grand final against Fish Creek.

• 15 and Under

Demons prevail over Bulldogs YARRAM opened the 15 and under premiership decider with a flurry of goals and never looked back as the Demons claimed their second title in five years. Korumburra-Bena could not gain any momentum throughout the course of the game and only scored consecutive goals on five occasions. Numerous times Yarram provided good feed into the shooting circle which enabled it numerous opportunities. Stacey Coulthard dropped in a number of long range shots that continually deflated the spirits of the Bulldog defenders. In contrast, Korumburra-Bena appeared

rushed in its shooting early before settling in to their customary rhythm. Asserting its dominance on the match, Yarram was able to extend its eight-goal margin at halftime out to a double figure lead midway through the third quarter. The Bulldogs fought back bravely to reduce the deficit to five goals early in the fourth period trailing 31-26 and with more ball for a long period of time could have been closer but they could not capitalise on their opportunities. Eventually Yarram waltzed to the premiership closing out the match with nine of the last 11 goals to win 40-28. Sam Holt earned the best on court honours.

• 13 and Under

Magpies soar to flag DALYSTON won its fourth 13 and Under grand final in Alberton netball with a comprehensive performance against InverlochKongwak to win 28-14. A closely contested opening quarter kept the scores almost even with the Magpies leading 4-3 and it remained tight during the second quarter as both teams scored five goals apiece for the term. There was no easy avenue to goal for Inverloch-Kongwak with the path continually being blocked by the rangy and competitive exploits of Alana McRae, who intercepted numerous passes. Dalyston maintained its one goal advantage at half time, leading 10-9, but it wasn’t

until an 11-0 spurt by the Magpies which bridged the third and fourth quarter that blew this contest apart. The Sea Eagles, who received great presence from Sophie Bolam at goal attack, were unable find any general flow in play as Dalyston marched ahead to be well in control, 2511, half way through the fourth quarter. Inverloch-Kongwak produced many errant passes from defence due to the constant pressure applied from the Magpies. What entries the Sea Eagles did receive into its goal circle the shooters were forced to take long range shots. Dalyston eventually doubled the score of Inverloch-Kongwak in one of the most onesided contests in recent times. Alana McRae was awarded best on court.

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Under 13 premiers, Dalyston: back from left Jenny McRae (coach), Hayley Busana, Alana McRae, Ally Kershaw, Maddy Adams, Hannah Carew and front Heidi Fisher, Abbey Kirk, Chelsea Wilson, Leah McNish. Top right, B Grade premiers: from left Foster coach Anne Cowell, Bronwyn Williams, Yvonne Angwin, Kelsety Angwin, captain Nicole McKenzie, Tarryn McKenzie, Denise Bravington, Tegan Bohn, Debbie Hams, Jessica Wogan-Browne won the AFNL B Grade Netball grand final at Wonthaggi on Saturday.


SENIOR FOOTBALL NETBALL Saturday, Septemer 21 Daker’s Centre at 7pm



C Grade premiers Korumburra-Bena: back from left, Louise McMeekin, Elle Burgess, Ange Williams, Ricky McNaughton (coach), Brittany Kilpatrick and Penni Storti. Front from left, Shelby Arestia, Rebecca Cant, Taylah Staples, Abbe Moriarty and Maddeleine Dowel.

2 course sit down meal $30 per head Bookings & enquiries Steve Martin: 0407 343 560



Send Applications to: The Secretary P.O Box 73 Korumburra 3950 or email Any queries - 0418 766 135, Applications close Fri, Oct 11

Senior Football & Netball Presentation Night

Taking the cup: Stony Creek Under 17 coach Cindy Winkler and captain Olivia Cope proudly show off their cup after winning the premiership on Saturday.

Under 17 premiers, Stony Creek: back from left, Cindy Winkler (coach), Dekodah Brewer, Holly and Bridget Monaghan and Madison Funnell. Front from left, Sandy Cashin (team manager), Jade Cashin, Teagan Burge, Sarah Marshall, Olivia Cope, Nikita Wright and Jess Casbolt.



MDU social rooms | Everyone welcome Semi formal | 2 course meal| $25 per head Adrian 0427 641 326 Booking and enquiries

Junior Football & Netball Presentation Night FRIDAY SEPT 20, 7pm MDU social rooms | Supper provided Everyone welcome

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Thrilled: Yarram’s Sami Holt was the winner of best on court after her team’s win in the Under 15s on Saturday.

Under 15 premiers, Yarram: back from left, Crystal Davis, Chloe Egan, Zoe Henderson, Stacey Coulthard and Billi Chisholm. Front from left, Susie Davis (coach), Chelsea Smith, Sami Holt, Logan McFarland, Tayla Jack and Toni Jenkins (assistant coach).

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Comeback gives Bulldogs their fifth A FOURTH quarter comeback handed Korumburra-Bena its fifth Thirds premiership in a row on Saturday. The Bulldogs matched up with MDU for the clash in what was predicted to be a close battle. The Demons jumped ahead from the get go with league best and fairest Sam

Wilson leading the way. A two goal lead had developed in the Demons favour at the first break and the red and blue boys were not ready to lose that buffer. Brock Dorling and Nathan Allen were doing their best to hold down the Bulldogs’ back line and slow the onslaught of the Demons. MDU managed another few goal before half time where its lead stood at 15 points.

Finger tips: Brock Dorling takes a stretchy mark while Nath Sommerville backs him up. Photo by Mark Drury.

A stalemate like third quarter saw some hard work come from the midfielders as the ball bounced from one end of the ground to the other. K o r u m b u r r a - B e n a ’s speedster Tom Wyatt couldn’t get his passes to open forwards, as Demon backmen Nick Moore and Joel Winderlich were shutting the door on a lot of the Bulldogs’ opportunities. At three quarter time the margin was three goals but the game was far from over. Straight from the first bounce Korumburra-Bena lifted its game and hit the ground running. Wyatt was untouchable out running every opponent out of the clearances and finding solid targets up forward. The Harris brothers Jack and Jessie were doing great things up forward while strong mark Ash O’Neill slotted through a goal to lift his team as well. MDU was dumbfounded by the newfound spark in the Korumburra-Bena side and couldn’t manage a reply to the five goal haul. The final margin was 11 points in the favour of a relieved Bulldogs side while MDU left the ground disappointed in its drop off. With two goals and unmatchable speed Tom Wyatt was named man of the match.

Fifth time: making up the Korumburra-Bena Thirds side was Nathan Allan, Dylan Anderson, Jasper Macri, Tom Wyatt, Nath Sommerville, Zac Walker, Blake Cosson, Zac Mayo, Josh Wyhoon, Josh Hopkins, Cjae Hansen, Nick Wylie, Cam Trewin, Jack Harris, Jesse Harris, Jonte Arestia, Lachie Auddino, Ash O’Neill, Brock Dorling, Scott Lacy, Hugh Suckling, Mitchell Boyd and coach Neil Edwards. Power through: Sam What do Wilson was showing why he was voted league best you think of and fairest on Saturday. Wonthaggi Photo by Mark Drury.


as grand final venue?

THIRDS Korumburra-Bena 7.7.49 M.D.U. 5.8.38 Korumburra-Bena goals: A. O’Neill 2, Z. Walker 2, T. Wyatt 2, J. Harris 1. M.D.U. goals: J. McMillan 2, L. Bourke 1, J. Forrester 1, B. Cashin 1. Korumburra-Bena best: T. Wyatt, C. Hansen, J. Harris, B. Dorling, C. Trewin, J. Harris. M.D.U. best: J. Winderlich, R. Olden, N. Moore, J. McMillan, J. Broadway, S. Wilson.

• Fourths

Sea-Eagles swoop on flag INVERLOCH-Kongwak showed dominance in the football curtain raiser for the Alberton grand finals on Saturday. The Sea-Eagles leapt ahead of their Bulldog counterparts from the get go and didn’t let up all day. A seven point lead at quarter time had the game still tight but a dominant second quarter from I-K put things almost out of reach. The Inverloch-Kong-

wak contingent was making numerous inside 50 entries and keeping the Bulldogs on the back foot. Campbell McKenzie was flying high for the Sea-Eagles but Bulldog Cam Trewin was performing well shutting things down where he could. A 16 point lead was stretched out to 34 by three quarter time. Marty Snooks and Jasper Marci continued to fight on for the Bulldogs but the bigger bodied players in the I-K team were just too

powerful. McKenzie and team mates Xavier Hughes and Oscar Toussaint were to run the win in with style with the trio tallying three goals each for the game. Toussaint was named man of the match while due to his efforts. At the final siren the margin stood at 45 points in favour of the Sea-Eagles. I-K Coach Simon Mullin congratulated the boys on the win after the game and commented that if the team stick together in the

coming years InverlochKongwak will be a force to be reckoned with.

I think it’s good because it is a neutral ground so no matter which teams are playing no advantage goes to either opponent. Lachie Findlay Meeniyan

FOURTHS Inverloch-Kongwak 13.3.81 Korumburra-Bena 5.6.36 Inverloch-Kongwak goals: X. Hughes 3, C. Mckenzie 3, O. Toussaint 3, J. Hutchinson 2, B. Best 1, K. Reid 1. Korumburra-Bena goals: M. Kennewell 1, R. Alford 1, J. Anderson 1, D. Crook 1, B. Walker 1. Inverloch-Kongwak best: O. Toussaint, C. Mckenzie, X. Hughes, Z. Javier, J. Teakle, O. Collett. Korumburra-Bena best: C. Trewin, M. Snooks, J. Ellams, T. Jenkin, A. Gurnett, N. Wylie.

Simon Mullin: the I-K Fourths coach addresses his troops at three quarter time.

Premiership glory: Inverloch-Kongwak’s Fourths side included Xavier Hughes, Campbell McKenzie, Oscar Toussaint, Jack Hutchinson, Kyle Reid, Bailey Best, Oliver Collett, Jordan Teakle, Zane Javier, Oliver Hutton, Lachlan Scott, Sean Michael, Andre Toussaint, Kyle Turner, Troy Taylor, Ryan Sparkes, Harley Scott, James Scott, Louis Paxton, Lochlan Scott, Caleb McCaughan and Steven Wallace.

On the boot: Jasper Marci gets a kick away under pressure from Andre Toussiant.

It has been great, fantastic! I think if it was raining it would be different, because there is no shelter for the spectators, but it is kind of the same everywhere. Ricky McNaughton, Korumburra.

It’s fine. It doesn’t matter where it is held if it is wet; it is the condition of the field and courts that is more important. Neil Cope, Inverloch.

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Emotional victory for Bulldogs THE curse is broken! Korumburra-Bena took out the Reserves premiership on Saturday after falling at the final hurdle for the five previous ultimate matches. The red, white and blue contingent went into the match as the under dogs but did not disappoint on the field.

Things looked even from the outset with both teams prepared to leave nothing left in the tanks for the day. Only one point sat as the margin at the first break. The margin was stretched to three points at the half after some solid performances from Da-

lyston’s Mark Boyle and Korumburra-Bena’s Jimmy Kyle. The Bulldogs got off to a ferocious start in the third with plenty of action and three explosive goals to bulk up their lead. Tough battles raged all over the ground between the likes of Thomas and Urquhart in the ruck and

Robert Birnie: the Magpie manages to get one on the boot before being cleaned up by Bulldog Nick Auddino.

Go dogs: the Bulldogs sing their club song proudly.

Gennaccaro and Muir around the ball. A couple more goals to the Bulldogs drew out their lead but a great snap from Dalyston big man Boyle brought his side alive late in the quarter and another goal to David Pruysers had the margin trimmed back to 34 points. Bulldog coach urged his boys to ‘walk through the door’ and take the opportunity at three quarter time and that they did. Led by the powerful foot of Jason Wilson the Bulldogs pounded home some fantastic goals to keep their solid buffer. Other goal kickers Edwards and Flemming were hitting their stride. A fantastic team effort between the pair saw a three on two passage of play that was heading to the boundary result in Flemming running into an open goal square for a major. Another couple of goals came out of the Dalyston’s forward line late in the quarter but to no avail. The Bulldogs sat 46 points in front when the final siren sounded and players could not control their emotions. Playing coach Jimmy Kyle expressed his admiration for his players after

the game. “At the start of the year we were struggling for numbers, heaps of people doubted us,” he said to his players. “But we banded together and proved to them that we have what it takes.”

Right above Great mark: Mark Boyle gets a solid mark on an angle that later resulted in a major for the Magpies.

Right below Yes!: Nathan Cant raises his fist in celebration.

RESERVES Korumburra-Bena 17.10.112 d Dalyston 10.6.66 Korumburra-Bena goals: M. Edwards 3, M. Fleming 3, J. Wilson 3, T. Lucas 2, N. Cant 2, P. Kyle 1, J. Fowles 1, J. Kyle 1, D. Muir 1. Dalyston goals: M. Boyle 4, D. Pruysers 2, A. Wallis 1, R. Birnie 1, R. Davey 1, M. Magill 1. Korumburra-Bena best: T. Sorrell, P. Kyle, J. Wilson, M. Edwards, N. Paterson, M. Fleming. Dalyston best: M. Boyle, K. Thomas, T. Davey, M. Magill, A. Wallis, K. Maloney.

We did it: Bulldogs assistant coach Tim Morrison congratulates Reserves coach Jimmy Kyle on a job well done.

Heppell named young leader FORMER Leongatha Footballer Dyson Heppell has been named captain of the Australian Football League Players Association (AFLPA) 22under22 side.

Time off: Dyson Heppell, left, enjoyed some much earned free time from his Essendon duties to watch the Alberton grand final on Saturday with girlfriend Kate Turner and friends Nick Nagel and Jackson Miller.

The 21 year old Essendon player was very humbled to be named in the team let alone given the title of captain. “It’s very humbling to be named captain and to even make the side was a great honour I suppose,” he said. “Being selected amongst my peers who I have come through the draft with is a great thing.” The team is made up of the best players in the AFL aged under 22. Being given the captain role in the side Heppell said that the position of skipper is something he could do later in his career. “I suppose we have some fantastic leaders at the club (Essendon) who I am able to learn from at the moment and some point down the track to be captain of the Essendon footy club would be amazing,” he said.

Heppell has two more years playing with the Dons before his contract is up and said although the club has had a tough year things are on the up. “It’s been pretty full on but we are just hoping to get it all out of the way and start a fresh next year which will be really good,” he said. A niggling foot injury has seen the young star have surgery recently. “I’m just trying to get the foot right. I will be back into running mid November,” he said. Heppell attended the Alberton grand final on Saturday but said he will be making a few trips home throughout the off season. “I’ll be too-ing and fro-ing from Melbourne but it will be good to catch up with a few people back home and see the family,” he said. Look out for Heppell at the Brownlow Medal presentations which he will be attending and when asked for his tip for the flag Dyson said Hawthorn is his pick.

“THE STAR”, Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - PAGE 55


Panthers pounce KILCUNDA-Bass secured its prized third flag in a row with a clinical performance over Korumburra-Bena in Saturday’s Alberton Football League grand final, winning the premiership by six goals. Kilcunda-Bass led all the way in the contest and was really only tested in the third quarter when Korumburra-Bena applied the pressure. But with the league’s leading goal kicker Kael Bergles hitting his straps for Kilcunda-Bass, the Panthers lead drifted out again. Bergles, winner of the Bill Pollock best on ground medal, booted a magic eight goals for the day enabling the Panthers to hold onto its five goal lead at three quarter time and finish off six goals clear at the end. Adam Miller played a brilliant game in defence for KillyBass while umpire’s best Chris Endres had a field day across half forward and along the wing, racking up possessions galore, especially in the second half. Mid fielder Jess Attenborough was also a solid player for the Panthers. Korumburra-Bena had plenty of solid players and although giving it their all, was punished by the turnovers as the Panthers made any mistake pay on the scoreboard. For the Bulldogs the best players were led by backman Paul Paterson who provided plenty of drive off the backline. Michael Cooke presented well for the Bulldogs with solid marking providing a focal point up forward. Mark Bradley, the league’s best and fairest, was a dominant force in the ruck with Roy Mullins able to pounce on the many hitouts provided. So much was Bradley’s dominance that the Panthers players would often try to rove Bradley’s taps themselves. Other Burra-Bena good players were Chris Redl and Jay Neagle. Match report The day was fine and sunny with a slight breeze and perfect ground conditions prevailed for the football at Wonthaggi. In a sign of things to come Bergles combined with Jason Wells for a ripper opening goal for the Panthers who marked and ran into an open goal. Justin Smith over to Chris Redl provided the perfect reply for the Bulldogs. The goal of the day came to Jason Wells, in a busy opening term, when he dribbled one along the ground from the boundary line. Bergles then got his second and right on the siren for quarter time Korumburra-Bena’s Chris Redl booted a much needed major. Quarter Time Kilcunda Bass 3.3.21 Korumburra Bena 2.2.14 Killy-Bass attacked hard SENIORS Kilcunda Bass 18.10.118 Korumburra-Bena 12.10.82 Kilcunda Bass goals: K. Bergles 8, J. Wells 4, T. Smith 2, R. Gilliatte 1, C. Endres 1, R. Fitzgerald 1, L. Harrison 1 Korumburra-Bena goals: C. Redl 4, P.

earlier in the second with a couple of great passages but errant shots on goal resulting. Tim Smith laid a great tackle on the Bulldogs’ Scott Braithwaite and he kicked truly. This would be a six goal to one second quarter in the Panthers’ favour and the one which decided the contest. The Bulldogs weren’t helped by a 50 metre penalty to Ryan Fitzgerald for running over the mark. The 50 metre penalty saw Ryan within range and he goaled. It was also the Bergles show as he snagged three for the quarter to see the Panthers well on top at half time. Half Time Kilcunda-Bass 9.6.60 Korumburra-Bena 3.7.25 Korumburra Bena played its finest quarter of the game and really started to take up the challenge. A great run down the ground by Tom Mayo deserved better but soon after Paul Patterson goaled on the run. Tyssen Morrow scored another one as the Bulldogs mounted a challenge. He later scored another major this term. But an easy uncontested mark to the Panthers Endres and a goal plus another to Bergles undid a lot of the good work of the Dogs. Endres was really starting to stamp his authority on the contest. Michael Cooke was marking well for the Dogs but a little mistake here and there were costly as Killy-Bass moved the ball quickly downfield to catch the Burra-Bena defenders one out. This is where Bergles steps in and he scored another goal, followed by two more before three quarter time to again take some of the sting out of the game. Three Quarter Time Kilcunda-Bass 13.9.87 Korumburra Bena 9.9.63 After a great third quarter there were hopes of a continued Bulldog revival. Jeffs and Mayo combined for the first goal of the last quarter for the Bulldogs and the contest was down to just three goals! In what could have been the ball game Korumburra-Bena’s Chris Urie was running into the open goal. He could either have kicked it or handballed over the top to another player-but did neither. He was tackled in desperation and the opportunity was lost. The ball sailed quickly down the other end for a Tim Smith goal to Kilcunda-Bass. Instead of a two goal margin it was now back out to four. Another goal to Killy-Bass and this was the game sealer. Despite some goals either way the Panthers had this flag well and truly wrapped up. Final Score Kilcunda Bass 18.10.118 Korumburra-Bena 12.10.82. Pattison 2, T. Morrow 2, M. Cooke 2, T. Mayo 1, J. Smith 1 Kilcunda Bass Best: A. Miller, K. Bergles, J. Attenborough, C. Endres, L. Harrison, B. Law Korumburra-Bena Best: P. Pattison, M. Cooke, M. Bradley, R. Mullens, C. Redl, J. Neagle

Gutsy: Kilcunda-Bass veteran Brett Anthony took a gutsy mark in the opening term despite almost colliding head-on with a Korumburra-Bena player.

Out they come: Kilcunda-Bass run through its banner in the senior grand final at Wonthaggi.

Our third: Kilcunda-Bass captain Jared Attenborough and coach Dean Alger hold up the silverware after completing the hatrick of premierships.

Hard work: Reid Staples is caught by a couple of Panthers on Saturday.

Another one: Kael Bergles celebrates one of his eight goals for the day for Kilcunda-Bass.

Left: Come on: Jared Attenborough appeals for a call as Jay Neagle gets a kick away.

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A Grade winners: Korumburra Bena premiers from left, front Jacqui Snooks, Angela Croatto, Emma Kyle, Lauren Cosson, Tarli Hillberg, team manager Shelley Snooks, back coach Christie Hillberg, Kim Hillberg, Alanna Bassett and Zoe Archer.

BURRA-BENA BLITZ KORUMBURRA-Bena ended the year with four out of eight premiership flags to its name on Saturday. Despite a loss in the Senior football the A Grade netball girls backed up their 2012 premiership with a solid victory and the Bulldog Reserves finally got over the line after five straight grand final loses. The Under 18s footballers pulled off a fantastic come from behind win over MDU to mark their fifth straight premiership in the grade. Korumburra-Bena’s C Grade girls showed why they were favourites in the match up with Stony Creek holding off a comeback to take home the flag. More grand final action on all the teams and grades inside.

Finally!: Korumburra-Bena’s Reserves team took out the flag after not being able to seal the deal in the last five years. The side included James Fowles, Jason Wilson, Nathan Cant, James Kyle, Ty Lucas, Danny Myors, Jordan Myors, Murray Flemming, Dylan Muir, Peter Kyle, Tom Mayo, Danial Robbins, Jake Kilpatrick, Darcy James, Tom Sorrell, Chris Wall, James Paterson, Kyle Arestia, Neil Walker, Matt Edwards, Nick Auddino, Danial Urquhart, Kyal Wingfield, Matt Cook and Nick Paterson.

The Great Southern Star - September 17 2013  

September 17 edition of South Gippsland's weekly newspaper.

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