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Dancers in sync MORE than 250 dance students from across Victoria took part in the 8th Great Southern Star Eisteddfod in Leongatha on Friday and through the weekend. Among them were students of Susan Green School of Dance, Foster, Leila Tracey, Courtney Zuidema, Yasmin Duursma, Amity Sans-Morris, Lily Lomax and Jarvis Bindloss, who showed their athleticism when they performed in the open tap category on Friday. Full coverage on page 15.

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FIERY ESCAPE By Jessica Anstice

A MAN was lucky to escape his caravan after the van caught on fire at Yanakie Caravan Park last Wednesday. The caravan was engulfed in flames around 2.30am. The man escaped with smoke inhalation and burns to his head but his injuries were not critical, said CFA District Nine operations manager Simon Bloink.

The victim drove to home in Melbourne that night, but later the next day took himself to the Dandenong Hospital for a doctor to review his injuries. “Anyone is much more vulnerable when they’re sleeping, so he is a very lucky man to escape with only minor injuries,� Mr Bloink said. “I guess the message is if you don’t have a smoke alarm in your home, holiday house or caravan, you should definitely install one as soon as possible.� Mr Bloink was not sure if the caravan had a smoke alarm.

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Hit and run POLICE are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed a hit run accident in Parkes Street, North Wonthaggi on July 26 at 9.45pm. A Holden sedan was parked outside a residential property on Parkes Street. The owner of the vehicle is a 36 year old man. If you believe you may have witnessed the incident or have any information that may assist police, please contact Senior Constable Neubauer at the Wonthaggi Police Station on 5671 4100.

Cannabis found POLICE found 77 cannabis plants at a property at Korumburra South last Thursday. Police executed a search warrant and found cannabis plants being grown in various rooms of a house. Police arrested a 23 year old man from New South Wales who was charged with drug offences and subsequently remanded in custody to appear at court on Friday.

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Highway split

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Controversial barriers revealed for $50m Black Spur road project

10am - 1pm

By Brad Lester CONTENTIOUS barriers will be installed throughout much of the new realignment of the South Gippsland Highway at Koonwarra. VicRoads revealed centerline safety barriers would be part of the $50 million Black Spur realignment, apart from on two new bridges due to width restrictions. VicRoads recently announced safety barriers would be placed on the highway from the 70km/h sign at the Leongatha Hospital to Koonwarra and from Minns Road to Meeniyan - a plan that received a mixed reaction from the community. Some drivers believed the barriers would improve safety while others are concerned the barriers would increase the risk of a collision. The topic created much interest on The Star’s Facebook page, with nearly 200 comments as of yesterday (Monday). VicRoads’ David Gellion said the barriers had proven to reduce the chances of a head-on collision in other parts of Victoria. “I think it will be normal process from here on,” the project delivery manager said during a briefing to South Gippsland Shire Council about the progress of the realignment last Wednesday. “There seems to be a trend to go from wire rope to a flexible guard fence. Our current process is wire rope but that could change.” Meeniyan’s Clive Hope was concerned how the central barriers would impact wildlife attempting to cross the highway. “I can see wombats doing circles there,” he said. “There was no talk about improving the road surface. They should be looking at that.” Mayor Cr Ray Argento welcomed the central barriers within the Black Spur realignment and other stretches of the South Gippsland Highway, due to their safety record. “Secondarily, an overtaking lane will be put in place, so there will be two within five kilometres, so there will be plenty of opportunities to overtake,” he said. “If one life is saved, then it will have been worth it.” VicRoads expects construction of the Black Spur to start in early 2018 and the project to be completed in mid 2021.

On site: from left, South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Ray Argento discusses the $50 realignment of the Black Spur section of the South Gippsland Highway with VicRoads’ David Gellion and Ray Paterson. The realignment is being undertaken to avoid a winding section of highway that has been the site of 16 casualty crashes between 2012 and 2017 – a figure that is eight times the state average. The highway carries 4000 cars and 1000 heavy vehicles a day, and this traffic must slow to about 65km/h to negotiate nine substandard curves. The realignment will take the highway across a ridge north of the Great Southern Rail Trail, and span from just south of Old Koonwarra-Meeniyan Road to just south of Minns Road. The works would decrease the length of highway from 3.4km to 2.3km, reducing travel time. “The realignment will provide greater access to tourist locations and greater efficiencies for our transport operators, such as Murray Goulburn,” Cr Argento said. “That area slows the whole South Gippsland Highway down to a very slow pace and it’s just fantastic that the funding has been allocated. It’s a win for South Gippsland.” Cr Argento expected traffic on the highway to continue to increase and hoped that once Black Spur was done, the Grassy Spur section at Stony Creek would also be realigned. The works will have minimal impact on a fossil site near Minns Road due to being on the other side of the highway. Earth cuts of up to 18m deep would be required

Community consultation at Koonwarra tomorrow SOUTH Gippslanders are invited to find out more about the Black Spur realignment at a project information session at Koonwarra tomorrow (Wednesday).

VicRoads will hold the session at the Koonwarra Hall, Koala Drive, from 2pm to 6pm. View concept plans, talk to project staff and ask questions. Just drop in for a cuppa and a chat.

due to the hilly terrain, and new intersections for Caithness and Minns roads will be made, along with a new underpass for the rail trail. The trail will be realigned at a second river crossing. Mr Gellion said farmers would retain access to their properties during the works and any losses of land would be compensated for. The rail trail may be closed for limited periods to enable concrete pours and other works. The project is jointly funded by the Victorian and Federal governments. ► To find out more, see www.vicroads.vic. gov.au/planning-and-projects/regional-roadprojects/south-gippsland-highway-black-spurkoonwarra

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Celebration time: from left, Leongatha Primary School Prep students Averie, Ben, Blake, Lucy and Taj turned up to their 100th day of school wearing something related to the number 100 last Tuesday, August 1.

100 day milestone LEONGATHA Primary School Prep students celebrated 100 days of schooling with a special dress up day on Tuesday, August 1. Students played activities and games relat-

ing to the number 100. The children decorated cupcakes, named 100 reasons why they love school, made hats, ties and glasses with 100 decorations attached, ate 100 snacks and made collages of what they will look like when they turn 100.

100 fun: from left, Leongatha Primary School Prep students Flynn, Riley and Ben celebrated 100 days of school on Tuesday, August 1 by dressing up in things relating to the number 100.

Stage one restrictions have been in place for Korumburra’s Coalition Creek system since late March. The system received 20mm of rain from July 29 to August 4, and is now at 84 percent capacity. Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s other storages from July 29 to August 4 was: Lance Creek 15mm, Ruby Creek 16mm, Deep Creek 19mm, Little Bass 26mm and Battery Creek 13mm. Even though catchments did not receive as much rainfall that week as in previous weeks, water levels in all storages increased, indicating catchments were saturated enough to yield more run-off. Storage levels at Coalition Creek and Little Bass water supply systems increased by nine percent and 17 percent respectively. While all storages are slowly replenishing, significantly more winter rainfall is needed to prepare water storages for spring, South Gippsland Water managing director Philippe du Plessis said. “Climate and catchment conditions being experienced this season are similar to those of 2007 when low winter rainfall and a dry spring led to low water storage levels as the region moved into summer,” he said. “South Gippsland Water will keep a close watch on weather forecasting, and storage and rainfall modelling in order to respond quickly and effectively to climate and water demand variables that might impact on storage levels in the coming months. “In the meantime, Permanent Water Saving Rules are in place across the state to help all Victorians maintain a common-sense approach to water use. The rules are in force permanently and are separate from any other water restrictions South Gippsland Water may need to impose from time to time.” Fish Creek saw 102.5 mm of rainfall during the July month, in comparison to 149mm of rain in July last year. The average for Fish Creek in July is 112mm. The year to date rainfall at Fish Creek is 534mm, compared to 625mm between January and July last year. Meeniyan had 56.1mm over 18 days during July. The average for July is nearly double that figure. Last July was a lot wetter with 148mm of rain. Since January, Meeniyan has had 344.1mm compared to 549.1mm for the same period last year. Information about Permanent Water Saving Rules can be found in the Services section of South Gippsland Water’s website www.sgwater.com.au. For smart water advice and handy hints to help you save water visit www.smartwatermark.org/Victoria/ Any customers who have questions or concerns regarding their water supply can contact South Gippsland Water’s friendly Customer Service Team on 1300 851 636.

Man escapes caravan fire Continued from page 1. CFA reached the scene before the fire spread to the surrounding area, but firefighters from Yanakie and Fish Creek were unable to save the caravan and annexe from being destroyed. Three fire trucks and 10 firefighters attended. Mr Bloink said while it was unknown how the fire started, the CFA did not believe the blaze was suspicious. South Gippsland Shire Council owns the Yanakie Caravan Park and a council spokesperson said the fire was still being investigated. The man was holidaying in Yanakie and owned the caravan.


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Online uproar

THE Star took to Facebook last week to ask people for their views about the centreline safety barriers proposed for between Leongatha and Meeniyan.

The post reached more than 29,000 people, with approximately 260 users sharing their concerns. VicRoads proposes to install the barrier along the middle of the South Gippsland Highway starting from the 70km/h sign at the Leongatha Hospital to Koonwarra and from Minns Road to Meeniyan. Among the comments: • Jill Vella: “How are we going to overtake the many very slow tractors that use the road? Or are we expected to regularly drive to and from Koonwarra at 30 km/h? What about school buses stopping? Highway grinds to halt? And having to be restricted to 40 km/h for the two years or so it will take to do the work and constant repair. The productivity losses!”; • Angela Taylor: “An emergency service vehicle that needed to get to an emergency on the other side of the road would have to travel many kilometres past the emergency before it could turn around and go back towards the emergency. Ambos getting to a critical patient. CFA getting to a fire. Wasting precious minutes driving past and back...”; • Alyce Stoll: “Are they serious? So they want to make it like bumper car track? The amount of holes and the roads being so uneven it will cause so many accidents. If there is an accident how will traffic get through?”; • George Misson: “Absolute waste of money. I would like to see the actual accident figures for the past five plus years, where they are now putting in all these wire barriers. If there are black spot areas, okay, go ahead. Don’t waste the money in installation/continual maintenance, but put into road resurfacing etc and education. If installed it would be suicide to try and ride a bike along these sections”; • Nick Jeremiah: “Spend the money and fix all the pot holes, cracks and other issues with the road first. If people are crashing it’s because of the state of the road, not because of the lack of barriers”; • Dylan Turner: “The condition of the local roads and poor driving capability are the causes of most accidents. Patching a road (I use that term very loosely) is not a long term fix when the patches are raised compared to the existing road, causing unnecessary wear on not only the existing road around it, but the that cars that are hitting it at speeds up to 100km/h. Fix the roads, camber the corners correctly and you may just see a reduction in accidents on local roads”; • Jodie Brown: “Maybe they could spend that money on

Alternate idea: Michelle Hassett suggested on The Star’s Facebook page that VicRoads use wide centrelines to split opposing lanes on highways, as used in South Australia. the roads instead of the barrier”; • Morgan Gale: “I think there are more high risk roads they need to deal with before they put in a medium divider”; • Michael Darmanin: “Waste of money. Our roads are the worst in the country. Fix them first”; • Bev Price: “It won’t work. It’s an agricultural area with tractors and machinery and people need to be able to overtake”; • Jusfa Yakkin: “Best they rip the road up and put down a proper base then the top coat. Fix the road and we won’t need these useless barriers”; • Robin Smith: “Try fixing potholes. Drove the Ruby straight today, new patches, delaminated sections... On a section paid for twice to fix. VicRoads need to have some accountability”; • Margret Henry: “I’ve seen animals trapped by these, they’re a hazard”; • Janine Redpath: “What a complete waste of money. Come to Leongatha and Meeniyan and speak to the local people about what our area needs. And it’s not a divider down the middle of the road”; • Julie Anstice: “What about if it kills somebody because the emergency services are now stuck behind a tractor, with no way of overtaking? As they say every second counts in an emergency”; • Allison Drury: “I actually feel unsafe with barriers down the middle. You have absolutely no margin of error. They will reduce visibility of wildlife in the road and give you no way of avoiding, say a wombat. Not to mention getting around slow moving farm machinery etc. Please clear all the roadside drains, repair the surface and put space down the middle of the road like in SA”; and • Tanya Platt: If a motorcyclist even brushes up against these, they’ll lose their leg. Horrible idea.”

Concerned motorists: from left, Dumbalk resident and group officer for South Gippsland CFA Brigades Walter Aich, Koonwarra resident and CFA member Wayne Walker, and owner of Riseley’s Transport and Koonwarra resident Trevor Riseley attended the VicRoads Community Information Session in regards to the proposed safety works along the South Gippsland Highway between Leongatha and Meeniyan on Monday, July 31.

Barriers split community By Jessica Anstice THE community has mixed reactions to a proposal by VicRoads to install safety barriers down the middle of the South Gippsland Highway between Leongatha and Meeniyan at a public information session in Leongatha on Monday, July 31. Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien said while evidence showed the safety barriers save lives, the State Government was more focussed on the barriers than repairing road surfaces. “Cuts to road maintenance funding, and the axing of the Country Roads and Bridges program have seen our country roads deteriorate further. The strong message I get is that we need to fix the roads first,” he said. “I note that VicRoads is currently only putting forward proposals for community feedback and I strongly urge people to have their say on these proposed works. “We need a clear explanation of the need for further works and how centreline safety barriers would work in practice. “For example, will there be breaks to allow vehicles to run around? Has VicRoads considered the presence of many slow moving vehicles such as tractors on these roads, and will there be opportunities for overtaking and for emergency vehicles to get past? These questions need to be answered.”

Emergency service vehicle drivers expressed their concerns on The Star’s Facebook page. John Poletti wrote, “From the perspective of a road accident rescue operator in this very area, I would say it’s possibly the most ridiculous, ignorant, and ill informed suggestion I’ve seen. Think about it for a nano second.” Around 25 people dropped in to a Community Information Session hosted by VicRoads in Leongatha on July 31. CFA member Trevor Riseley, who owns Riseley’s Transport in Leongatha, said VicRoads needed to supply more information. Leongatha State Emergency Service member Neil Warren welcomed the barriers. “It’s a great concept and there’s a lot more money going into it than I thought. For the SES it’ll mean we won’t have to go out as often. There have been too many incidents, especially on the Black Spur bends. Hopefully the plan will do what it’s there for,” he said. Members of VicRoads’ Safe System Infrastructure Program (SSRIP) project team heard the community’s views. SSRIP director Bryan Sherritt said, “Community members acknowledged this is a dangerous, high traffic road and understand its importance as a commuter route. “The introduction of new overtaking opportunities and widened sealed shoulders as part of the proposal was welcomed by many members of the community.” The project team said the works were to reduce the risk and severity of crashes on Victoria’s roads. Feedback can be provided via engage.ssrip@roads.vic.gov. au or by phoning 0401 998 130.

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Battle of the beards By Jessica Anstice THE Coal Creek Community Park and Museum third Heritage Craft Day and first ever beard competition has come and gone, and what a day it was. Despite the wet weather, the park was packed with visitors of tourists and locals on Sunday. “The day went really well even through the weather was up and down throughout the day,” Coal Creek customer service officer Elyse Chapman said. “We think we had between 500 and 600 visitors all up.” Above, Hard workers: Steam train rides were the biggest hit of the Andrew MacAulay and day, along with the much anticipated beard comSean Cole put on iron- petition.

Volunteers were kept busy educating visitors about the history of Coal Creek and giving demonstrations. “We had about 10 people participate in the beard competition and heaps of people watching it,” Ms Chapman said. “This was the first year of running the beard competition and we’re definitely going to keep growing it, literally.” Wonthaggi man Luke Ransom thought the idea of a beard competition would bring more visitors to Coal Creek. With an incredible beard of his own, Mr Ransom ran and judged the competition on the day. “Coal Creek was looking for ways to bring in more visitors,” he said. “The beard competition incorporated well with the Heritage Craft Day.”

work demonstrations for visitors in the blacksmith shed at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum on Sunday. Left, Great idea: Wonthaggi residents Janine Wynen and beard competition producer Luke Ransom, with children Mollie-Valentine Ransom and Beau Ransom, enjoyed their time at Coal Creek Heritage Craft and Beard competition day on Sunday.

Facial hair: Darren Axford from Leongatha and Coal Creek Community Park and MuseYum: Cohen and Alanah Maynard from Ny- um life member volunteer Perry Neil showed ora enjoyed wandering and exploring Coal off their wonderful facial hair at the Coal Creek Community Park and Museum on Creek Heritage Craft and Beard Competition Sunday at the Heritage Craft Day. Day on Sunday.

Exploring: Leongatha Primary School students showed visiting Chinese students around Coal Creek Community Park and Museum on Sunday at Heritage Craft Day. Back, from left, Chloe Gaff, Candy and Jos; middle, from left, Ella Littlejohn, Linda, Christine, Michelle, Ollie Buckley, Koby Chalmers and Kyle Littlejohn, and front, from left, Hughie Chalmers and Asha Chalmers. Fun morning: from left, Marion MacLeish, Mary MacLeish and Peter Cheevers from Koonwarra enjoyed the early morning sunshine on Saturday as they visited the Koonwarra Farmers Market.

Koonwarra market a hit THE sun shone over the Koonwarra Farmers Market on Saturday morning, with many visitors from all around wandering through the variety of stalls. Locally grown produce and homemade goods

were on offer, as well as hot food and drinks. The Koonwarra Hall was a popular place to be, filled with stalls and people. The next market will be held on Saturday, September 2.

Great purchase: Mary Prosser from Koonwarra took home some beautiful plants she bought from Joe Borg from Townsend Nursery in Wonthaggi at the Koonwarra Farmers Market on Saturday.


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Home to animals: objector Adele Upton fears for the impact the broiler farm may have on the environment.

Close by: Kath Goller and Frank Griggs point to the site of the proposed broiler farm, on the cleared hill in the middle ground, from Mr Griggs’ organic beef farm.

Broiler farm battle Neighbours vow to fight proposal all the way WOOREEN residents have pledged not to give up their fight to stop a 400,000 chicken broiler farm proposed for their rural area north of Leongatha. Farmers and lifestyle residents are concerned about risk to water, noise, dust and increased traffic. South Gippsland Shire Council planners are now preparing a report to present to council for a decision. A spokesperson for the proponent, Chicken Farms Australia Pty Ltd, did not wish to comment. The broiler farm is proposed for a property on the corner of Leongatha-Yarragon and Pit roads, next to the Mirboo North Regional Park. Organic beef farmer Frank Griggs will overlook the chicken farm from his lounge window. “I’ve lived here all my life and I’m fifth generation, and this proposal will be a monstrous industrial development,” he said. “It’s a massive industrial development because of the size of the dams, roads and all those buildings.” The proposal is for 10 sheds which will occupy about 5.8 acres – the size of Kath Goller’s lifestyle property. She lives in the valley down the hill from the broiler farm and believes prevailing winds would carry dust laden with pollutants and odour from the farm to her home. She is also worried Boyle Creek, which runs through her property, could be contaminated. Neighbour Jill Forrester said that creek was “full of platypuses, black fish, the whole lot.” “A hill is no place for a broiler farm,” she said. Resident Marilyn Lewis said she can often smell

odour from the Maryvale paper mill north of Morwell at her home. “Imagine what this broiler farm is going to be like? So much for fresh air around here,” she said. Ms Lewis, who used to work at a broiler farm, was concerned about ammonia from chicken urine and other contaminants entering nearby waterways. “This is all dairy and beef grazing up here. It’s all lovely and fresh,” she said. “The council is worried about where all our septics are going at the moment. What about this?” The neighbours said they have been told dead birds will be buried on site and they are worried diseases could end up in the waterways. Additional truck traffic on the Leongatha-Yarragon Road could impact the road’s condition and devalue surrounding properties, Mr Griggs said, while risking the safety of motorists on the winding road, Ms Lewis added. Resident Adele Upton is concerned the broiler farm would affect the environmental value of the Mirboo North Regional Park the farm will adjoin. With large stands of rainforest and being close to Mount Worth State Park, Ms Upton said the Mirboo park’s tourism value should not be underestimated. “This could be a unique little Leongatha’s own Tarra Bulga,” she said, referring to the Tarra Bulga National Park north of Yarram. “We need to educate the public about the diverse flora and fauna in these last remnant forests of Strzelecki bioregion vegetation and fauna habitat. “The proposed broiler farm is something of huge concern because of the impact it could have on steering this area towards a foul, inappropriate development.” Ms Upton is concerned the broiler farm could im-

pact the potable water supplies of Dumbalk and Meeniyan given the farm is within the catchment of the Tarwin River from which these towns’ water is sourced, as well as threaten fishlife. “Once one broiler farm goes in, they could just go through the area,” she said. Ms Upton is pleading with the landowners to attract an investor to conserve the environment and possibly grow waratahs, which she said are in demand overseas. “That could bring industry to Leongatha and support the flower festival and support boutique accommodation in the area,” she said. “The council has to seriously consider the impacts and how they are steering this area away from what its true potential could be.”

Ambos quick off the mark But MP calls for government to do more By Tayla Kershaw SOUTH Gippslanders still believe ambulances are taking too long to arrive to callouts, despite official figures showing improvements in response times. That is the word from Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien. The latest figures show that in South Gippsland Shire, 47.6 percent of ambulances now arriving within 15 minutes for code one emergencies, up from 40.2 per cent compared to the same time last year. In Bass Coast Shire, while the number of code one cases responded to in less than 15 minutes dropped, the average code one response time improved by 40 seconds. But Mr O’Brien said more could be done to improve these times in South Gippsland. “It’s disappointing that after all the noise the Labor Government has made about ambulance services, our response times are still not good in the country. I’ve had a number of complaints in South Gippsland about incidents where ambulances have taken a long time to arrive,” he said. “When you live in the country, you accept that there’ll be some challenges due to distance, but this is not good enough. Labor has put too much focus on the city at the cost of Gippsland services.” Mr O’Brien said the government had also changed the criteria for code one responses, so it could be difficult to compare statistics from previous years. “Our ambulance officers, and volunteers that support them, do a great job but they’re being let down by a citycentric government,” he said. Ambulance Victoria attributed fluctuating numbers in statistics to decreased case loads in South Gippsland and

Bass Coast. “These areas have a relatively small case load, covering a small population across a wide geographical area, so response times can fluctuate,” Ambulance Victoria active group manager Dave Rice said. “However, we know more needs to be done to meet our target and com• Gippsland South munity expectations, and are committed to conMLA Danny we tinued improvement. O’Brien. “We’ve implemented a revised clinical response model focused on providing the more appropriate response to all patients to ensure ambulances are available for emergencies.” According to Mr Rice, around 50,000 people a year who previously received an emergency ambulance are being safely and appropriately referred to an alternative or non emergency service, or provided with self care advice. Bass MLA Brian Paynter believed the ambulance service in Bass Coast was performing well, but he is still concerned about the lack of funding for Bass Coast Health. “The main area of complaint is from Phillip Island, where delays can occur due to ambulances being off the Island. In some situations, an ambulance is required from Grantville,” he said. “My main area of concern is the lack of funding at the Wonthaggi Hospital. As a result of the hospital not being subregional, patients are being transferred up to Dandenong and Berwick, which takes ambulances out of the area for long periods and costs the Wonthaggi Hospital millions

BUILDING OR RENOVATING?

Contentious development: “It’s just a big factory plonked in the middle of the bush,” said objector Marilyn Lewis of the 400,000 chicken broiler farm proposed for a paddock behind this forested land.

of dollars. “The sooner we get a new emergency department and the upgrade to the hospital, the better. Hospital and ambulance services will improve.” Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said the State Government would work to provide appropriate healthcare for all Victorians, no matter where they live.

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Teens dress in finery YEAR 12 students from Wonthaggi Secondary College attended the school’s annual formal at Silverwater Resort, San Remo recently. Ninety-seven students dressed up for what was one of the school’s best ever formals. The event was well supported by staff who took photos on the night, knotted ties and prepared snacks. DJ Tim did an incredible job of getting almost all students up on their feet for most of the night; in fact, students were ready to start dancing even before meals had been served.

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He has been summonsed to court at a later date.

Too fast

Burglars caught

A FOSTER man was intercepted by police while speeding along Station Road, Foster on Sunday.

which will be returned to the owners in due course.

Stolen barbeque

TWO burglars were arrested at an address in A BARBEQUE was stolen from a holiday house Cowes last Wednesday as a result of an ongoing on Fauna Park Road, Tarwin Lower sometime last investigation into a number of residential burglar- week. Offenders took the barbeque from the rear deck, valies in the Bass Coast area.

Police caught the man travelling at 66km/h in a 50km/h zone at 4.55pm. The 33 year old was issued with a penalty notice of $317 and received three demerit points.

A 27 year old woman and a 43 year old man, both from Cowes, were charged with numerous offences relating to these burglaries. Both offenders were charged and bailed to appear at Korumburra Magistrates’ Court at a later date. Police recovered a significant amount of property

No licence A KARDELLA man was caught driving with a disqualified licence on Sunday afternoon. The 33 year old was intercepted by the Toora police on the South Gippsland Highway at Toora.

ued at $580. Anyone with information should phone Inverloch Police Station on 5674 1202.

To book a collection please contact Council on 5662 9200. Bookings       "    #   payment is received. Further information? Go to www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au 9 Smith Street, Leongatha 3953 Private Bag 4, Leongatha 3953 P: 5662 9200 F: 5662 3754 E: council@southgippsland.vic.gov.au www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS *Expressions of interest to present are made by accessing Council’s website Public Presentation page, contact 5662 9222 for details. Wednesday 16 August - Council Chambers, Leongatha 12.55pm – Domestic Animal Management Plan 20172021 (20mins) 1.15pm – Leongatha Railway Site Transformation – Leongatha Secondary College Presentation (45 mins) 2.00pm*; 7.00pm* (by COB 11/8) 3.15pm – Draft Tennis Facilities Plan – Outcome Community Consultation (30mins) (may commence      ) PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS (Council Agenda Topics only) *Expressions of interest to present are made by accessing Council’s website Public Presentation page, contact 5662 9222 for details. Wednesday 23 August - 10.00am (by COB 18/8) ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING *Register your questions (by COB 18/8) by accessing Council’s website Public Presentation page, contact 5662 9222 for details. Wednesday 23 August - Council Chambers, Leongatha - 2.00pm Please note that Council live streams and records its Ordinary Council Meetings, refer to the Policy on Council’s website for more details. STOCKYARD GALLERY AGM All are welcome to attend the Stockyard Gallery AGM on Monday 14 August 2017 at Stockyard Gallery, 12 McDonald Street, Foster from 4.00pm.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE Council currently has positions available in Aged and Disability Services. For more information on these positions and to apply please visit Council’s website. CATCH UP IMMUNISATIONS The Federal Government’s National Immunisation Program is providing ongoing access to catch up vaccines for 10 to 19 year olds. For more information on the program contact your local doctor or our Immunisation team.

LEONGATHA’S McCartin Hotel was closed last Wednesday evening after an electrical fire shut power to the business and nearby shops. A junction box on the outside of the hotel began sparking and caught fire shortly before 7pm. Leongatha CFA and police quickly attended the scene to control traffic and ensure the safety of passersby. AusNet Services personnel disconnected a powerline across Bair Street to repair the junction box, before reconnecting electricity and returning supply. The hotel sustained minimal damage.

CBD impacted: Leongatha CFA third lieutenant Scott Wilkinson (left) and McCartins Hotel publican Philip Botte outside the hotel after it was closed by a small electrical fire last Wednesday evening.

Hard Waste Collection Service Council’s annual optional hard waste collection service will be conducted in October for all households who choose to book and pay for a collection. The service will be delivered on a ‘fee for service’ basis, of $96 per household. Pension Card holders can apply for a discounted rate of $33.

Drama in the night

Safety overhaul for danger road By Jessica Anstice HUNDREDS of thousands of dollars has been granted to realign the South Gippsland Highway south of Korumburra, near Coal Creek Community Park and Museum.

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WORKS THIS WEEK Sealed roads maintenance: Whole Shire Zone maintenance: Mirboo North, Mardan, Yanakie, Fish Creek TENDERS Roadside slashing: Kongwak, Moyarra, Toora North    

    Streetscape works: Main Street, Foster companies / applicants for the following: Road and drainage upgrades: Anderson Street, RFT/151 DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION OF POWNEY’S Leongatha ROAD BRIDGE AND ASSOCIATED ROADWORKS TARWIN Tree trimming: Harding Lawsons Road and Falls Rd, Fish LOWER Creek Tenders close 2.00pm AEST on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Low shoulder repairs: Dollar Road, Dollar Documentation is available from Council’s Council’s Drainage installation: Korumburra Show Grounds e-Tendering Portal etendering.southgippsland.vic.gov.au. Drain and pavement maintenance: Mirboo North area Drainage maintenance: Port Welshpool Township CONTRACTORS’ BREAKFAST SEMINAR Gravel road resheeting: Cornwalls Road, Fish Creek and Come along to hear about Council’s e-Tendering Stewart and Dunlops Rd, Middle Tarwin process, As Built Drawings, occupational health and Drainage and kerb maintenance: Blackwood Street, safety requirements and the 2017/18 Capital Works Foster Program. Drainage and kerb works: Blackwood Street, Foster 22 August - Memorial Hall Leongatha - 7.15am Contact Council to RSVP to Shahn Hoggett.

The State Government is investing $300,000 to remove a number of sharp bends to boost road safety and travel times along the 4.5km stretch. As part of the business case development, VicRoads will look to carry out design work, traffic data collection, environmental impacts and permits in addition to community and stakeholder engagement. “The future realignment of the South Gippsland Highway near Coal Creek, Korumburra will improve safety, connectivity and efficiency,� VicRoads regional director for eastern region Scott Lawrence said. “We’re aware of the challenges this section of road poses and will be engaging with locals and industry in the coming months to discuss the identified alignment. “The Bass Coast and South Gippsland region are growing, and this funding will allow us to plan for the future transport needs of the Bass Highway to meet the needs of the community. “We’re looking at ways to enable locals and industry to get to where they need to be safer and sooner, now and into the future.� In 2014, land was reserved as part of the South Gippsland Planning Scheme to realign the section. “Anything that gets this project closer to fruition is a good thing for this section of the South Gippsland Highway,� president of the Korumburra Business Association Noelene Cosson said. “Design plans had been drawn up by VicRoads for this project more than 10 years ago although the majority of the general public would not be aware of what this involves. “The realignment will have an impact on businesses in that area and we hope this funding will further progress the project rather than needing to revisit what is already in place.� The government also announced $500,000 to examine potential upgrades along the Bass Highway between Anderson and Leongatha to boost traffic flow, local road access and safety. Eastern Victoria Region MLC Harriet Shing announced almost $3 million to prepare business cases for road upgrades to reduce congestion and improve safety of key roads in the region. Local residents and businesses will be able to have their say on these projects during the consultation phase. Following the traffic studies and community consultation, VicRoads will prepare business cases outlining potential upgrades for consideration by the government. “We’re listening to locals every step of the way as we plan the road infrastructure Gippsland needs, to get people where they need to be, safer and sooner,� Ms Shing said.


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Compost locally, council urged By Tayla Kershaw RESIDENTS of Bass Coast Shire want their organic waste processed locally, rather than pay for it to be transferred to the soil and recycling facility at Dutson Downs beyond Sale. Bass Coast Shire Council Forward thinkis in the throes of delivering ing: director of the a new set of bins to residents, including a green lidded 240 Gippsland Climate litre organic waste bin to be Change Network used for food scraps, garden and Bass Coast resand green waste, and tissues ident Neil Rankine. and paper towels. One Cowes resident – who wished to remain anonymous – felt the disposal of organic waste could be cheaper if people were given more encouragement to compost locally. Dutson Downs is 185km – or a drive of about two hours and twenty minutes – from Wonthaggi. “I understand not everyone composts, but we could have space on public land for this organic waste where people can come and collect compost to use as their own fertiliser. It would minimise the cost,” the resident said. Director of the Gippsland Climate Change Network and Bass Coast resident Neil Rankine has also pushed for an organic waste facility closer to Bass Coast than Dutson Downs. Mr Rankine said the Gippsland Climate Change Network was in the process of collating an interesting report regarding the use of biowaste. “A facility closer to Bass Coast would need a good buffer zone and more resources, so it would be best suited for the northern end of the shire, closer to south east Melbourne,” he said. Mr Rankine said cost was the negative aspect of transporting organic waste to Dutson Downs. “There is a cost to travelling that far and there will come a point where the organic waste is worth more than the cost of transport,” he said. “There has been talk of biohubs and transport facilities, but there needs to be a closer look at commercial feasibility.” Mr Rankine said the organic waste service would benefit Bass Coast in the long run. “There aren’t many people who compost, so the bins will be of good use. It will save carbon emissions and we will have cleaner air,” he said. Council’s manager sustainable environment Deirdre Griepsma said council has no plans to develop a facility in Bass Coast. “The Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan provides a long-term vision and roadmap to guide future planning for waste and resource recovery infrastructure in the state, including the placement and regulation of organics processing facilities,” she said. The three bin system will be officially launched in early September.

Bins returned for new system BASS Coast Shire Council has asked residents to surrender their old bins as part of the introduction of the new three bin system. A Cowes resident – who wished to remain anonymous – was baffled by the request to return the bins. “Why did we have to pay for council to collect our olds bins? What will council do with them?” the resident asked. “The fact that we were forced to surrender our old bins is nonsensical. In Bass Coast, many people live on large properties. A couple of bins to cart extra garbage wouldn’t cause any grief, but we weren’t given a choice. Unless you live in a tiny apartment, I think it’s outrageous that we weren’t given an option.” Council’s manager sustainable environment Deirdre Griepsma said while most bins were replaced, not all needed to be surrendered if bins were purchased by residents. “All Bass Coast branded bins are being replaced as the majority of bins across the shire are at the end of their lifecycle. Many people do not keep bins undercover and therefore have deteriorated beyond their lifespan,” she said. “We are also replacing all of the bins as the new bins are rebranded and are barcoded to each individual property which will help with stolen bins, bins being moved around the shire, and contamination monitoring.” Ms Griepsma said the new bins would bring all properties into the Australian Standard bin lid colouring. Many landfill bins across the shire are the entire one colour, when the Australian Standard is red lid for landfill. “All Bass Coast branded bins are the property of Bass Coast Shire Council and do need to be surrendered. If people keep their old bins and put them out for a service collection, they will not be serviced and may be removed,” she said. “If a resident purchased their own recycling bin years ago then they do not have to surrender that bin as they own it. We are happy to remove it for them if they do not want to keep it. The old bins are sent away to be recycled into new bins and other plastic products.” Council’s waste services team has been holding events to help people understand the new system. These sessions will continue until the new system is introduced in September, and will kick off again during summer period for non resident ratepayers and holidaymakers. More information about the new system can also be found on Facebook, or through calls and emails directly to Bass Coast Shire Council.

Fishy farmer nominates for Dairy Australia board FISH Creek dairy farmer Graeme Nicoll has nominated for election to the board of Dairy Australia. He is among candidates standing for two vacancies this year, for directors with milk producer skills. Nominees will stand for election to the board as non-executive directors at the annual general meeting in November. Mr Nicoll was appointed to the Dairy Australia Board earlier this year to fill a casual vacancy. “I believe in the dairy industry and its importance to many rural communities around Australia,” he said. “Dairy is a $3 billion industry in Gippsland and this doesn’t happen without continued investment in research, development and extension and Dairy Australia plays the lead role in this space in Australia.” He has worked in the dairy industry for 20 years. In partnership with his wife Gillian, he has managed a successful dairy business for the past 15 years and milks approximately 300 cows. Mr Nicoll served on the board of the GippsDairy Regional Development Program for five years and was chair of that board for two years. He has also provided inputs to various scientific initiatives for the dairy industry, and has served as a member of the DPI’s Dairy Directions Project Steering Committee and the Dairy Co-operative Research Centre’s Pasture Genomics Project Steering Committee. A Nuffield Scholarship in 2010 enabled him to further his knowledge of dairy farming systems and enhance his network of national and international agricultural contacts, which assists him in keeping abreast of the latest technological developments in the dairy industry. Mr Nicoll has formal science qualifications and earlier in his career, worked as a horticulturist and in the soil science division of CSIRO. In January 2017, Mr Nicoll was appointed to fill a casual vacancy on the Dairy Australia board. He applied for the role when it was re-advertised and was consid-

Flying flag: Fish Creek dairy farmer Graeme Nicoll is seeking election to the board of Dairy Australia. ered along with the other applicants. Tania Luckin has been nominated for the other vacant position. Tania has been farming for 20 years in Australia. Together with her husband Stephen and their farm team, she operates a 500 cow dairy farm in Heywood, South West Victoria. She has been actively involved in industry projects and governance, and served on the Bonlac Supply Company Board from 2014 – 2016. Tania is currently a member of the board of the WestVic Dairy Regional Development Program and a member of the Dairy Industry Advocacy Review Team. Dairy Australia invited applications for the vacancies earlier this year. An industry selection committee conducted the formal process leading to the recommendation of the two candidates to the Dairy Australia Board. Geoff Akers, chair, Dairy Australia Board Selection Committee, said the selected candidates align with the

board skills matrix, which identifies the necessary skills and experience required for the board. “The Selection Committee was impressed by the skills and diversity of applicants this year and feel Tania and Graeme will make valuable contributions to Dairy Australia and the Australian Dairy industry,” Mr Akers said. All candidates will require more than 50% of the votes cast at the Dairy Australia 2017 AGM to be elected. Where an applicant wishes to nominate separately to the Board Selection Committee process, they can submit their nomination in writing, supported by signatures from at least 100 Group A members of Dairy Australia. Nominations must be received by Dairy Australia by 5.00pm on Friday 25 August 2017. Dairy Australia is the national services body for the Australian dairy industry. The company acts as the collective investment arm of the industry, investing in essential research, development, extension and industry services with the goal of making dairy farms more profitable.


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DAFFODIL Festival flower show schedule fliers are available to pick up from The Star office, Leongatha Newsagency, Hays Jewellers, Harvest Laneway, the Leongatha library and Citizens Advice Bureau in Leongatha. The festival is on September 1, 2 and 3. FOSTER Secondary College is embracing the war on waste by offering a 50 cent discount to staff and students who bring their own cup for soup of the day. Students have also been learning about how waste impacts on the environment, particularly plastic bags.

Competition time: from left, St Laurence’s Primary School, Leongatha, Grade 3 and 4 students Indie, Lydia and Amy sat the Australian Mathematics Competition recently.

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website. “It’s amazing how quickly contact details for groups and organisations change,” the bureau’s community directory volunteer Ruth Caughey said. “So it’s important to stay on top of it through the year. Our volunteers contact those on the directory at least once a year to maintain an up to date service.” The directory lists sporting clubs, service clubs, schools, churches, JPs, hall committees and much more. If you would like to have your non profit community organisation listed in the directory, phone the bureau on 5662 2111. GIPPSLAND South MLA Danny O’Brien is urging young potential leaders to apply for a chance to represent Australia in a global leadership program. The Ship for World Youth (SWY) is a crosscultural six-week program supported by the Japanese Cabinet Office and the Japanese Embassy in Canberra that teaches leadership, cross cultural understanding and project management. Eleven young Australians aged 18 to 30 will be selected to represent Australia and travel aboard the cruise ship Nippon Maru from Tokyo to Singapore, Sri Lanka and India. Applications close 5pm August, 18. For more information and to apply visit www. swyaus.org.au or email swyaus@outlook.com.

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Safety improved: pedestrians and bike riders will benefit from safety improvements at the tunnel under the highway on The Great Southern Rail Trail. Mirrors showing two way vision from both entry points will make it easier to see if a rider/ pedestrian is about to make their turn out of the tunnel. Lines have also been marked indicating two lanes of traffic in order to keep ‘traffic’ to the left of the trail. Well done to all concerned.

Rhyme time: Foster Primary School Grade 5/6 M students, including Macey, Meg, Bessie and Katie, have been creating pretty poetry. The class has been working on all kinds of poetry, including alliteration poetry – tongue twisters. The girls made up their own ice cream flavours including mango, mayonnaise and melon magic, chocolate, cherry and chicken chomps and toffee tiger t-rex twirl. Other forms of poetry being learned include acrostic, haiku, simile, limerick, cinquain and kennings. LEONGATHA resident Steve Allen and his family recently visited Delft in Holland where Steve’s mother Corry Verboon lived before emigrating to Leongatha in the 1950s with her family. The family had a great time seeing Holland where Corry holidays yearly, also visiting Germany, Switzerland, Italy and England before returning home via Bali.

Paradise: Leongatha residents Molly, Jack, Steven, Michelle and Grace Allen explored Italy.

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Pick up your new V/Line timetable New timetables will be introduced across the V/Line network from Sunday 27 August 2017. – Some services will have altered departure times and may have different stopping patterns. ZO700687

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Beautiful bras: from left, Leongatha Community House volunteers, Dawn Green, Susanne Naudi, Jill Ryan, Linda Brewster and Barbara Taylor used beads, lace and ribbon to decorate bras for the Clothesline Project last Thursday.

Bras become art LEONGATHA Community House volunteers let their imagination go wild on Thursday morning, decorating bras that will form part of a display for the

Clothesline Project. The Clothesline Project is an annual family violence prevention initiative facilitated by Gippsland Community Legal Services.


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2500km, one pair of feet Toora dad to walk for cancer kids – like his son By Brad Lester TOORA man Craig Tanner knows only too well the endurance children’s cancer patients must have to cope with their exhaustive treatment. His son Aaron, 11, has been fighting a brain tumour since his diagnosis last September, 2016, and has been in hospital in Mel-

Backing children: Craig Tanner will walk 2500km from Queensland to Toora to raise money for Ronald McDonald House and pediatric brain cancer research. His son Aaron, 11, is receiving treatment for brain cancer.

Grandmother calls for carers to stay A VENUS Bay grandmother has praised staff within South Gippsland Shire Council’s Home and Community Care Service (HACC) and called on council to retain the service. Council is exploring its options for providing care to aged and disabled clients in the shire, in the wake of funding changes by the Federal Government. This could include council no longer providing HACC services and private agencies undertaking the work. If that was the case, council may shed 50 carers. Beverley Walker of Venus Bay has received council HACC services after a fall last November and spoke highly of the care provided. “The excellent home care worker comes to my home for four hours once a fortnight to ensure my physical and psychological safety,” she said. “The council cannot justify removal of these safety measures from me or any other vulnerable person in

Venus Bay. “The miserly dollar recompense for these valuable home carers defies belief. Venus Bay does not have easily accessible, reliable, daily public transport so many people are left permanently isolated. “These home carers are essential to Venus Bay citizens, who chose Venus Bay for recreation and retirement and in many cases a permanent home.” Council is not expected to make a decision about the future of HACC services for another six months. In a letter to Mrs Walker, mayor Cr Ray Argento write, “We are hopeful that should we choose an alternative model that no noticeable difference within the delivery and relationships between carers and clients are made. “Continuing to include the vital services of many of our volunteers is also an important part. “The South Gippsland Shire will advise all within this space as to any decisions it may or may not make to this important service.”

Retirement so much fun: having a ball playing indoor bowls at Warrawee Seniors Club at Inverloch last Wednesday were members, front, from left, Margaret Bullock, Dawn Jolly, Marj Ford, Helen Roberts and Hannah Martin, and back, from left, Bob Roberts, Bob Lambie, John Stewart, Cynthia Lambie and Betty Farrant. There is an activity held daily from Monday to Friday at the club, with mahjong, table tennis, pool, cards, line dancing, tai chi, fitness classes and social Mondays with live entertainment every three weeks, with the next being Monday, August 21.

bourne, isolated from his home and his friends while receiving gruelling treatment. On October 14, Craig will begin a 2500km walk from Queensland to Toora with the goal of raising $250,000 for Ronald McDonald House and pediatric brain cancer research - that’s $1000 a kilometre. October 14 is also McHappy Day, when McDonalds’ restaurants will raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia. “My heart and soul is in this. This walk is so much to me. I really want to do this,” he said. “My emotions have built up. Psychologically, mentally, physically, everything is just going to pour out of me. “To have that feeling that your child has cancer and to know they might not be there the next day is a very scary place to be.” Aaron’s diagnosis has upended the lives of the Tanner family. “One moment you are living the life of a normal family and then within four days your child is getting brain surgery. You think everything around you is going to crash,” Craig said. “You try to decipher what are the most important things in your life. It’s your family. “ “I’m trying to keep my mind straight for my family and not cry in front of them because if you do that, there is a chance they might give up too.” Craig will leave the town of Tugun on the Gold Coast – chosen because like Toora, it begins with ‘t’ – and head south, taking the first steps in a journey he believes will take two months. “It’s a way of walking back to my family,” he said. “I was lying in bed and I thought what would be something that would be totally out there to get awareness out there about children’s brain cancer and the Royal Children’s Hospital. “I just want to play my part in trying to do something for the kids.” He will walk 60km some days. The next he may travel 19. “On some days I will be pretty much sleeping on the side of the road in my swag,” Craig said, although he is hoping to acquire a mobile home with a reasonable bed. His former brother-in-law Rodney Spencer, of Casino, New South Wales, will drive, despite being a partial paraplegic after suffering an aneurysm. Craig is preparing for the challenge by pound-

ing a treadmill, lifting weights and improving his diet. He has been drinking green smoothies for breakfast, eating more chicken and less red meat, and avoiding take-away food. The Tanner family has been staying at Ronald McDonald House at Parkville while Aaron has been receiving treatment at the Royal Children’s Hospital. “If it was not for these houses, we would not be together as a family,” Craig said. “That’s why they need to get recognised.” Anyone wishing to sponsor Craig’s fundraiser can do so on his Facebook page, ‘Craig’s Case for Cancer’.

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Roundabout on the home stretch By Tayla Kershaw THE new roundabout at Lance Creek is nearing completion. Works are continuing on the $3.4 million upgrade of the high risk intersection. As part of the Safe System Road Infrastructure Program funded by TAC, a single lane, compact roundabout is being constructed at the intersection of KorumburraWonthaggi Road, Glen Alvie Road, West Creek Road, Bird Road and Lance Creek Road. This safety improvement will benefit road users by reducing speeds, increasing sight distance and reaction times, and providing a clear visible roundabout for approaching traffic to reduce the risk of a fatal collision. The first of its type in Australia, the new roundabout also features a raised platform on all four approaches, while the roundabout itself will sit on a raised platform.

“The raised platforms differ to traditional speed humps in that they are flatter and lower to drive over,” a VicRoads spokesperson said. “The new lower raised platforms create a balance between rideability and safety, ensuring vehicles slow down on the approach to the roundabout while maintaining driver and passenger comfort.” As part of this project, other safety measures have been implemented including a reduced speed limit, rumble strips on all approaches, new street lighting, concrete kerb and central island with a mountable area for large trucks, relocation of Bird Road, removal of vegetation, and upgraded signing and linemarking. The placement of the final layer of asphalt has been postponed to later this year due to the weather. VicRoads is delivering this project following four serious crashes that have occurred at this intersection over the past five years, all caused by vehicles failing to give way.

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OPINIONS

Learn from Kiwis

COMING home from Leongatha I was wondering what will happen during the hay making season with all the big farm machinery on the road, when we have barriers on both sides and down the middle on the South Gippsland Highway. If a car breaks down, what then? Improved maintenance, sealing the shoulders, more overtaking lanes, sliplanes at the Koonwarra sale yards and

realigning the segment at the Black Spurwould be a better option, as well as driver education. I drove 2000km in New Zealand’s Mount Taranaki region on very narrow mountain roads, with no barriers most of the way. The difference? Excellent road conditions and drivers adjusting their driving to the conditions ahead. Ilse Arndt, Meeniyan.

E D I T O R I A L Volunteers could further aid ambos AMBULANCE response times have improved in South Gippsland and Bass Coast shires, according to the latest figures. While the faster response times are pleasing, still just over half of ambulances in South Gippsland Shire take more than 15 minutes to respond to code one emergencies. When a patient is in urgent need of medical attention, waiting more than 15 minutes can feel like an eternity and that’s why the State Government should heed a call by Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien for more attention to be given to the ambulance service in rural areas. While local paramedics may well be able to respond to callouts in townships within minutes, emergencies in rural areas require them to travel considerable distances and often to far flung farmhouses up winding, narrow gravel roads that impede their ability to drive at speed, safely. Mirboo North and Venus Bay are serviced by ambulance volunteers who either work with professional paramedics or provide a first response until a paramedic arrives to take over. It is impractical to have a fully resourced ambulance station in every rural community, given the cost involved and a small workload making such a facility unjustified. However perhaps the State Government could give consideration to expanding the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) model in rural municipalities such as South Gippsland. Venus Bay is the only community in the shire to be serviced by a CERT team, but communities in the north west of the shire, around Nyora, Loch and Poowong, could benefit from such a presence, as could Dumbalk and Meeniyan, especially to service the hill communities to the east. The beauty of CERT teams is they comprise locals who have more intimate knowledge of local residents and locations. While paramedics now respond to these communities, they are still some distance away from staffed ambulance stations. When these stations are off duty and under the responsibility of another station, CERT teams could certainly ensure first aid is provided in a timely fashion during an emergency. The Venus Bay CERT now has 15 members – a considerable membership for a volunteer organisation requiring such dedication from its members – and with the spirit of volunteering strong in other areas of the shire, it’s likely additional CERT teams would be well supported there too.

Letters to the Editor

Email: letters@thestar.com.au Post: PO Box 84 Leongatha 3953 Fax: 03 5662 4350

VOXPOP! VOX

“Are you concerned about energy costs increasing?”

“It doesn’t matter how cautious I am, the cost keeps increasing.” Denise Marris, Leongatha.

“I’m very careful but it keeps going up regardless no matter how careful you are.” Peter Marris, Leongatha.

“Yes, keeping up with the cost is astronomical. Especially in winter, people shouldn’t have to sacrifice their health to pay for heating costs.” Fiona Boucher, Leongatha.

“We’ve got a wood fire to heat the house but I hate spending so much money on electricity when it could go towards other things.” Debbie Ollington, Tarwin.

Bill shock Energy costs cause anxiety By Brad Lester RISING energy costs are worrying South Gippsland businesses and households trying to balance their books. The extra impost is forcing businesses to reconsider their staffing levels in a bid to save costs and is placing pressure on household budgets as costs of living rise. Wholesale energy prices have risen 300 percent in the last six months, Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien said, and that is being passed on by retailers to customers. Locals worried about their utility bills, particularly businesses, have voiced to their anxiety to the MP. “Some businesses are seeing more than double increases in their power bills, and it hurts their ability to operate and employ staff. This includes local farmers, particularly dairy farmers,” he said. Dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn is concerned about the

impact of the increasing cost of gas and electricity on its manufacturing operations in Victoria, including at its Leongatha factory. “Food manufacturers like MG have limited capacity to pass on these costs, and require reliable and affordable energy to remain globally competitive,” a company spokesperson said. “MG will continue to look at ways to manage energy efficiently within our business including alternative energy sources, while also needing continued efforts from governments to improve domestic supply and pricing for industry in this country.” Dairy processor Burra Foods CEO Grant Crothers said, “Like everyone we are exposed to increasing energy costs and like everyone we are doing our best to mitigate their impact with a variety of options.” Welshpool pensioner Lucy Christensen said her electricity costs had risen to the extent she was extremely conscientious about how she heats her home. “Cold is one thing that is very

bad for elderly people. They feel it,” she said. Running household appliances and electric fencing often results in high bills, and now even more so given electricity prices are increasing. “All of a sudden the prices went up and up, and we just could not do anything. Not on a pension you can’t. This place has five bedrooms. We only heat one room at a time,” Mrs Christensen said. Mr O’Brien is laying the blame at the feet of the State Government. “Many regional businesses are facing staff cuts or even closure because energy costs have become

THE Star took to Facebook to ask South Gippslanders for their concerns about energy prices. • Mick Thorn: “Supposed to be producing food in the competitive world market. Can’t compete with these costs added to production and processing”; • Wayne Mathieson: “Yes it is

unsustainable,” he said. “The Andrews Labor Government’s $252 million coal tax increase helped drive Hazelwood (power station) out of business and none of Labor’s policies will increase baseload power or make energy more affordable.” Mr O’Brien said a report released by Deloitte Access Economics confirmed Victoria may face blackouts this summer as a direct result of the closure of the Hazelwood Power Station. Mr O’Brien urged South Gippslanders to consult the Victorian Energy Compare website, created by the former Coalition Government. terrible. Is Red Energy still the only one for gas in Leongatha? If so, how much longer do they have a hold on it before we can use others? Bit of competition would be great’; and • Jim McDonald: “The government should never have let Hazelwood be shut down. At the very least it should have been bought for the $1 asking price and mothballed for later use.”

Council backs 300 party at Meeniyan care providers BASS Coast Shire Council did not register to be a provider of the National Disability Insurance Scheme following its recent meeting. Instead, council will continue to support people under the age of 64 through the Home and Community Care Program for Younger People. Council has around 40 people accessing its disabilities services who would be eligible for the insurance scheme. By opting not to register, council can still support people who are not eligible for the scheme and support self managing clients with its services. “With this option, the people under 65 will have a say in which ser-

vice providers they use. They won’t have people making decisions for them,” Cr Bruce Kent said. Council will partner will a variety of service providers that registered with the National Disability Insurance Scheme. It will be actively supporting these providers to create a more accessible and inclusive Bass Coast. Cr Clare Le Serve said fact sheets are available for families with any concerns or queries. “The basic information people may need is all there. People can come in and speak to our customer service staff regarding the changes,” she said. Council’s services include domestic assistance, respite, personal care, home maintenance and planned activity groups.

MORE than 300 patrons attended The Sold-Out Meeniyan Dance at the Meeniyan Town Hall last Saturday, part of the celebrations for the hall’s 125th anniversary.

The Lyrebird Arts Council presented the event that showcased two fabulous bands and an enraptured audience. Melbourne soul outfit The Meltdown filled the Meeniyan Town Hall with soul and funk, while the Teskey Brothers opened the evening with their infectious take on soul music. It was easy to see why this four piece made up of brothers Sam and Josh Teskey, Liam Gough and Brendan Love is being hailed as an act to watch out for. The Meltdown had every one of the crowd on their feet in a dancing haze.

Fun times: The Meltdown enthralls the 300-strong crowd at Meeniyan Town Hall on Saturday, for The Sold-Out Meeniyan Dance. Photo: Colin U’Ren.


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Glamorous event: taking part in Newhaven College’s Presentation Ball were, back, from left, Aaron Fraser, Riley Coleman, Jack Hibbins, Wil Vanderstaay, Jack Montgomery, Thomas Simpson, Samuel Duncan, Dominic Tran, Zachary Thompson, Seamus Fuller, Darren Jeffrey, Jack McDonald and Riley Wilson. Third row, from left, Benton Price, Max Mattock, Billy Taylor, Daniel Blackney, Trent Worcester, Billy Brown, Tex Broadbear, Lars List, Nathan Foote, Austin Timmins, Connor Jester, Mack Williams, Locke DeGaris, Adam Dodson, Joel Bastwrous and Harrison Smith. Second row, from left, Elley Payton, Cluanie Swanwick, Alexandra Burke, Ruby Cannon,

Madison McAskell, Chelsea Vivian, Ellie Pearce, Nicola Allen, Kahlee Lean, Bridget Lowe, Stephanie Auton, Jorgie Mae Thompson, Stephanie Hamilton, Briony Mantel, Olivia Peterson, Sianan Price and Madeline Kratz. Front, from left, Gabrielle Grinsted, Lili Bowman Kissane, Ingrid Nunn, Nell Chaston, Bonny Dickie, Madison Steet, vice principal Jason Scott, principal Gea Lovell, chairman of the board Greg Price, Eliza Neal, Jasmine McJames-Court, Brittany Carlson, Tara Swan, Keely Garrett and Taylah Cook Photo supplied by todaysphotos.com.au

Newhaven College Presentation Ball MONTHS of preparation came to fruition on Saturday when 29 elegant couples were presented to family and friends at Newhaven College’s Presentation Ball.

Under the creative guidance of Newhaven College parent Melanie Evans from Ivy Rose Events, the organising committee transformed the College Auditorium around a rustic pink theme that set the tone for a chic and stylish evening.

and described the ball as a sophisticated evening of The couples were clearly enjoying themselves elegant dancing that showcased the dedication and during the dance set that featured modern and maturity of every couple. innovative dances as well as traditional numbers. College principal Gea Lovell and vice principal Jason Scott were proud of the students

• Obituary

‘Smithy’ packs out grandstand By Tony Giles

Plays ready for the stage THE South Gippsland One Act Play Festival has become the largest event on the calendar of Victorian one act play festivals, attracting strong entries, some distinctly local, some from Melbourne and some from places even further afield. Hosted by FAMDA, with sponsorship from the local Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, the festival to be held in Foster on the third weekend in August. A one act play festival provides a friendly theatrical competition but it is not just about winning awards and cash prizes, it is also a chance to see new works written and performed by emerging theatre-makers. Most importantly, it is a marvellous opportunity for local people to sample from a smorgasbord of wonderful theatrical talent close to home and without spending a fortune. The weekend’s activities will get under way with the Young Players Festival commencing at 9.30am on Saturday morning, August 19. Local acts include performances from Foster Primary School, Koonwarra Village School and Fish Creek based Nautilus Youth Theatre. The main festival offers sixteen plays and is divided into four sessions, starting at 2pm and 7.30pm on Saturday, and at 9.30am and 1.30pm on Sunday, August 20. Gippsland entries include two FAMDA entries and a production by the Latrobe Valley company, Here, There and Everywhere Theatre. A $25 festival pass entitles the holder to see every play in the festival. Session tickets are available for $10. Admission to the Young Players Festival costs $5 for adults with free entry for children and students. For further festival details, including the complete festival program and catering information, check www.famda. org.au

Mr Smith, one of the owners of Leongatha’s icon- than life figure. ic hardware store, A.W. Smith and Sons Home Timber and Hardware, died last Monday, July 31, aged 71. A devoted family man, a hard working businessman, a devotee to his town, Leongatha, and his many mates, Ian had the respect of many including those he has employed over many years at the iconic hardware business. The service began with the Cat Stevens’ song How Can I Tell You, after which civil celebrant Pam Herrald spoke about Ian’s spark, verve and joy for life. “He was loved and respected in different ways by all of us,” Mrs Herrald said. Mrs Herrald spoke about Ian’s grandchildren who would always bring out the best smiles on his face. She said Ian, was known to be stubborn and pigheaded at times, but on the other hand was kind, generous and loving. “He was a good boss who was hard but fair to his employees,” she said. Later good mate John O’Connor would talk about Ian’s early family life, the blossoming of the relationship with wife Joan and the birth of his three children Louise, Matt and Luke, as well as his love for his six grandchildren. Mr Smith attended Leongatha Primary School and later Leongatha High School before leaving in form four to work at the hardware shop for his uncle Roy, before taking over at age 35 when Roy died. Mr O’Connor also spoke about Ian’s devotion to golf, more specifically the Woorayl Golf Club where he was a one-time club captain and was later honoured with a life membership. Even when he was prevented from playing golf, Ian would continue his visit to the club where he could enjoy a beer or two with friends. Other exploits talked about fondly were the many family holidays to the USA, Cook Islands, Europe, Tahiti and many within Australia, up the coast to Queensland and over to Western Australia. Mention was made of Ian’s love for cricket and, although not a player himself, he joined a ‘Test Tour Syndicate’ of friends who would frequent many test matches including to Lords and Adelaide. Later son Matt would speak of Ian’s generosity. When the Leongatha Town Scorpions Cricket Club had lost its home rooms, Ian made sure that Town would have new rooms to call their own, now amongst the best facilities in South Gippsland. Ian would often love watching his boys play cricket

Home Timber and Hardware, which was closed on Monday as a mark of respect. and got along extremely well with many of the friends of Matt and Luke. Daughter Louise spoke of Ian’s love of the Collingwood Football Club with one proud moment when father and daughter celebrated Collingwood’s premiership in 2010 at the game, later drinking to the Magpies success in the MCC’s Blazer Bar. “Dad, it’s time for a rest, you deserve it,” Matt said. And so, with the procession passing one last time, then stopping briefly outside his beloved business, Ian was laid to rest at the Leongatha Lawn Cemetery before people were invited back, appropriately, to drinks at the Woorayl Golf Club. “What can be happier than a life made beautiful with friendship and love and completed in honour.”

vicroads.vic.gov.au

South Gippsland Hwy Realignment - Black Spur (Koonwarra) Project information session

People interested in the South Gippsland Hwy realignment project are invited to join us for a cuppa and a chat. At this session you can view concept plans, talk to project staff and ask questions to better understand the project. No need to RSVP just drop in. If you cannot make it you can visit vicroads.vic.gov.au for project information. Time:

2-6pm

BUILDING OUR FUTURE

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Wednesday 9 August 2017

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Koonwarra Hall, Koala Drive, Koonwarra

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Counting down: from left, cast members Judy Barnard, Dianne Paragreen, Alison Hodgson, Margaret Rudge, Jean Moore and Dianne Berryman, happily rehearing FAMDA’s play, The Wylah Valley Book Club, in preparation for the South Gippsland One Act Play Festival. Photo by Robert Paragreen.

THE Leongatha grandstand complex at the recreation reserve was packed out for the funeral of Ian Smith, or more commonly known to many as ‘Smithy’, One last time: the funeral car carrying Ian when it was held on Smith, paused then briefly stopped, in front Monday, August 7. Ian Smith: a larger of his beloved shop, A.W. Smith and Sons


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Teens experience politics STUDENTS from Wonthaggi Secondary College delved into the world of politics and sat in the audience of ABC program Q&A on July 24. The years 11 and 12 legal studies students were excited about the experience and prepared questions about such topics as euthanasia, climate change and dual citizenship for politicians. Although they were not given the opportunity to ask a question on the day, they enjoyed listening and came back with positive feedback about

their experience, although some were frustrated by answers given. “It was a good opportunity to expose the students to politics and see how the show is produced,” teacher Damien Osborne said. “We spent the day in the city and they met students from other schools. It was a good chance to see what other people think about important topics.” The school was one of 500 to apply to be in the audience at Docklands Studio, Melbourne. Just 50 were selected.

Teaching children: San Remo Pre-School will be one of the services celebrating Dental Health Week by spreading the message about the importance of good oral health habits. Teacher Corinne Oke helps Bryon Humphrey and Lachie Phillips during a ‘brush well’ activity as part of BCH’s Smiles 4 Miles program.

Care for your smile DENTAL Health Week runs from August 7 to 13, and aims to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health in every aspect of their lives. This year’s theme is ‘Oral Health for Busy Lives’, with the aim of helping people appreciate that no matter how busy they are or where they are in life, it is possible to fit caring for one’s teeth and gums into an already overcrowded diary. To help parents of young children promote good oral health habits and encourage healthy eating with their children, Bass Coast Health (BCH) delivers the Smiles 4 Miles program to 14 early years services within the Bass Coast and South Gippsland shires. Smiles 4 Miles was developed by Dental Health Services Victoria to assist early childhood services to improve the oral health of children and their families in high risk areas across Victoria.

Tooth decay is Australia’s most common health problem. The program is based on the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Health Promoting Schools Framework, and internationally recognised best practice approach. Phoebe Ruffin, Smiles 4 Miles Coordinator at Bass Coast Health, said, “Sometimes life gets very busy but this is a good reminder that good oral health is essential to your overall health and wellbeing, and that good habits need to start early in life”. Dental Health Week is a reminder to brush properly and to make seeing a dentist a priority. Insightful experience: years 11 and 12 students from Wonthaggi Secondary College were The BCH Dentistry team recommends people brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, eat in the audience of the ABC program Q&A recently. healthily, reducing sugary drinks and foods, and visit the dentist for regular check-ups. For more information about the program, call BCH health promotion officer Phoebe Ruffin on 5671 9213 or email phoebe.ruffin@basscoasthealth.org.au

Park upgrades top Mirboo North’s list By Sarah Vella THE $300,000 development of Baromi Park in Mirboo North is likely to include improvements to the skate bowl, the construction of a half basketball court and a new toilet block. Other improvements the community would like to see include the addition of a permanent sound shell or performance pad, and an upgrade of the path between the park and the main street of the town. While no decisions have been made yet, a master plan for the project has been funded. South Gippsland Shire Council allocated $400,000 to capital works projects in Mirboo North in its 2017-18 budget. The remaining $100,000 will be used to improve Mirboo North’s footpaths. A public meeting was held recently to determine what the community wants to see in the Baromi Park master plan, which will use around $50,000 of

the funding allocation. Council’s community strengthening coordinator Ned Dennis said council needs to allow enough funding for fully costed designs. Mr Dennis said the project was a partnership between Mirboo Country Development and council. “The community has taken the lead on the sort of things they want to see in the plan. Now we can finalise a brief for the authors of the master plan,” he said. “When the plan is drawn up, we will get the community together again to make sure it works for everybody.” Mr Dennis said the master plan should be complete in mid to late spring. “When the master plan is finished and we work out what new things will be in the park, then specialists will do detailed, costed designs of the specific elements,” he said. The public meeting was well attended, by a broad cross section of the community. “The community is pleased we are going to do the extra work in the park,” Mr Dennis said.

Traffic lights overhaul in Leongatha

TRAFFIC lights will be changed in proposed signal changes. “VicRoads has spent a Leongatha in response to community considerable amount of time reviewing the operation of the traffic signals since their introduction,” concerns. VicRoads and South Gippsland Shire Council will introduce changes later this month to the traffic light sequencing at the intersection of South Gippsland Highway and Ogilvy Street, part of the Leongatha heavy vehicle alternate route. The signals will be altered to: • implement fully controlled right turns. This means that all vehicles turning right will now get either a red or green turning arrow; and • install flashing LED ‘Give Way to Peds’ signs, on the north-west and south-east corners. The changes are aimed to reduce conflict between right turners and straight through traffic and help minimise the risk to pedestrians. VicRoads has recently increased the green time for highway traffic to allow trucks more time to pass through the intersection. In addition, highway traffic will have priority at night where there is no side traffic. Council’s manager economic development and tourism Renae Littlejohn is pleased with the

she said. “These changes reflect the findings of their review and will help make the intersections safer and assist with traffic flow.” VicRoads and council ask motorists to allow extra time for reduced speed limits and possible delays in the area while the works are carried out, and thank all road users for their patience while the changes are made.

Jetty timber to be sold TIMBER from the Port Welshpool Long Jetty will be recycled where possible, but will be sent to Melbourne for sale and not offered locally. It was a requirement of the Long Jetty rehabilitation specification that timbers removed from the jetty be disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner, with the expectation a proportion of the timber could be recycled. Tenderers were to prepare an implementation plan that included details on how they would handle the demolition timbers. Gippsland Ports’ nominated contractor, Sydney based SMC Marine has indicated it is their intention, in association with a timber recycler, to grade the timbers as furniture, architectural, landscape, fire wood and disposal grades. According to the South Gippsland Shire Council, the contractor has extensive experience with the rehabilitation of timber jetties and has demonstrated commitment to the recycling of as much timber as possible. Council told The Star the contractor will be looking to maximise their return from recycling the timber and therefore the furniture, architectural and landscape graded timber is likely to go to Melbourne where it will be sold on. The firewood grade timber may be offered to local firewood contractors. There would have been implications with Worksafe and liability issues if unqualified people were allowed on site to help themselves to the timber.


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In the spotlight: from left, Lisa Pellin Dancers, Taj Cooper, Taya Cameron, Matilda Chal- Very cute: from left, Harper McRae, Matilda Richmond, Daphne Van Hoorn and Laila mers, Kasey Stoops, Chloe Adkins and Maya Williams gave it their all at the Great South- Holt from Lisa Pellin Dancers were thrilled to show off their solo talent at the Great Southern Star Eisteddfod in Leongatha on Friday. ern Star Eisteddfod on Saturday

Eisteddfod bigger and better

AROUND 250 dance students from around the state competed in the 8th Great Southern Star Eisteddfod in Leongatha from Friday to Sunday, with 735 entries. Dancers displayed amazing talent under the spotlight throughout the event at Mesley Hall. “Entries were booked out within five hours of opening,” eisteddfod president Shelley Williams said. “We had lots of support upporrt and donations from local businesses wh which whic ichh wa wass fantastic. “The purpose of thee eisteddfod eistted eddf dfod od was was to get as many local dancers ancers involved, invvol olve ved, d, which was very successful.” sful.” Dance teacher Lisaa Pellin Pellin of Lisa Pellin Dancers, South Gippsland h Gi ipp ppslan and sa said, “It was a very successful ful event even ent and it ran smoothly which ch was great to see. “It was a great leaning eaning place for dance students ts gogo ing on stage for the fi rst first time and also good for or the students who havee more experience as well. “As a performing arts school, we encourage kids to become involved. It was an amazing oppportunity for students ts to get on stage in a supportive ppo p rt rtiv ivee

environment.” Around 40 Lisa Pellin Dancers participated. “Next year we are going to encourage the whole school to get involved. It’s good to give every student the chance to get up on stage,” Mrs Pellin said. “The committee, parents and sponsors were all fantastic and did an amazing job. They made the event successful and should all be congratulated and commended.”

Graceful: Lisa Pellin Dancer Daphne Van Hoorn was one Well done: from left, Great Southern Star Eisteddfod Junior Tap champions Emily Euof the many talented man, Ebony Peel, Charlotte Pirie, adjudicators Adrian Fryer and Mary Renouf, Olivia dancers to perform Sprague and Ruby Adkins. under the spotlight on Friday at the Great Southern Star Eisteddfod in Leongatha.

Congratulations deserved: from left, Great Southern Star Eisteddfod Senior Modern/ Jazz champions Jessica Blackstock, Maddison Spiero, Lara Bolger, Chloe Adkins, adjudicators Adrian Fryer and Mary Renouf, Jessica Roberts, Katie Roberts and Belle Cocksedge.

Talented dancers: from left, Great Southern Star Eisteddfod Senior Tap champions Mad- Talented group: from left, Lisa Pellin Dancers Taj Cooper, Tilly Richmond, Laila Holt dison Spiero, Jordyn Spiero, Katie Roberts, adjudicators Adrian Fryer and Mary Renouf, and Chloe Stoops showed off their talents on Friday at the Great Southern Star Eisteddfod Chloe Adkins, Jessica Blackstock and front, Indianna Lee Herni and Jessica Roberts. in Leongatha.


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Prizes to win THREE lucky brides will win a major prize to help them through their wedding expenses at the South Gippy Wedding Help here: from left, Gippsland Southern Health Service allied health manager Vivian Carroll, planned activity group coordinator Justine Kleeman and community services manager Showcase in Wonthaggi this Sunday, Belinda Ogden presented the first of three NDIS information sessions at the Leongatha Hos- August 13. pital recently.

Disability scheme raises questions THE National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be rolling out in South Gippsland and Bass Coast between October 2017 and March 2018. An information session was held by Gippsland Southern Health Service (GSHS) recently, to let people know how the NDIS will work. GSHS planned activity group coordinator Justine Kleeman said the workshop was aimed at informing people what services are currently provided in South Gippsland and what services are lacking. She said the NDIS will change the way disability services are provided and paid for across the whole of Australia. “This will mean services become demand driven, rather than being driven by the availability of government funding,� she said. GSHS director of primary health care Selina Northover said the feedback received after the workshop had been positive. “Some of the people who attended are planning to come to another session as well, because they want to have the information reinforced,� she said. Ms Northover said it is important participants

know their current level of service and how to transition into the new NDIS structure while maintaining that level. “We wanted to provide people with some information on how to prepare a plan under the NDIS and make sure they include all services required on that plan,� she said. “The NDIS will give participants access to more services. It will not be as limited as the support packages people are on now. “Participants will be able to tailor a package to meet their own needs and goals, but they need to know how to that.� Ms Northover said the new scheme could be confusing for people. She said in the past, someone has to come to the participant, whereas now the participants need to come back to the NDIS and say ‘this is what we want’. “It will be putting more back onto the participant but the upside will be the participant should get what they want,� she said. More information sessions will be held by GSHS at Tarwin Lower, Mirboo North and Korumburra.

Each stallholder will donate $50 – or showcase dollars – to the three prizes. Three brides will win a prize package of around $600, to be spent with any of the participating stallholders. This could mean the cost of the photography or accessories, and will help you start your wedding plans with a boost. With an excellent mix of businesses from right across the region, the expo is the perfect opportunity for couples to gain some wedding expertise. Some of this year’s drawcards include limousines, award winning photography, accommodation for the happy couple and travelling families, wedding planners to help ensure your day is how you envisioned and memorable for the guests. The expo will be held in Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club’s Kirrak Room from 10am to 2.30pm, with 40 stallholders. With a new set up this year, you won’t miss a thing. The stalls will be arranged in such a way that you will be able to see everything as you go Plan your wedding: the South Gippy Wedthrough.

ding Showcase – to be held this Sunday – is the perfect opportunity to receive quality advice and opinions about weddings. Pictured is Leongatha couple Stuart and Kate Slee.

Learn more: keen to learn more about the NDIS in Leongatha recently were from left, Mary Baker from Mirboo North, Margot Aeschlimann from Korumburra, Michelle Bensley from Korumburra, Meralyn Ahearne from Korumburra, front and Isabel Trease from Mirboo North.

Plan ahead: couples need to lodge a notice of intended marriage with Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria least one calendar month before their wedding date.

Marriage in Victoria: the ins and outs DID you know Victorians are legally permitted to marry when they are 16? They must be marry someone who is at least 18, have written consent from their parents and also receive a court order from a judge or magistrate allowing the marriage. According to Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria, couples intending to marry must lodge a notice of intended marriage at least one calendar month before their wedding date. Marriages in Victoria must be performed by an authorised celebrant, who can be a celebrant at the Victorian Marriage Registry, a territory officer at some regional courts, a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant, or a minister of religion of recognised denominations. Couples require two witnesses at their wedding ceremony to witness the ceremony and sign the marriage certificates. Witnesses can be any family member or friend who is at least 18 years old. On wedding day, couples will receive a commemorative marriage certificate. It’s not the same as a standard marriage certificate and generally can’t be used for official purposes as proof of your marriage. Once your marriage is registered (your celebrant or minister will do this), you can apply for a standard marriage certificate.

Op shop turns 10 THE Meeniyan Area Community Shop, known as MACS, turned 10 on August 1. The shop was started by a local couple in the former roadhouse, before moving to the Hattam’s Engineering shop around 12 months later. After nine and a half years, the shop moved once more to the former hardware store, next to the post office and has been there since April this year. Run by a dedicated committee and group of around 60 volunteers, the shop has distributed $406,000 among local community groups, $68,000 of that in the 2016-17 year.

Going strong: Meeniyan Area Community Shop volunteers Anne Read, Ethel Hanks and Lorraine Gregg with some of the various items up for grabs in the shop, which turned 10 on August 1.

The committee is determined to increase that figure to $500,000 by the end of 2018. “In 2010, the committee decided the fairest way to distribute the funds was for people to come in to work and put their hours down for their preferred community group,� shop manager Ethel Hanks said. “Every two months, those hours are counted and the funds distributed accordingly.� Ms Hanks said the shop was a great success, driven by a dedicated committee and a “terrific lot� of volunteers. “We also pride ourselves on the quality of the stock we sell. We only keep the best,� she said. Because of its location on the South Gippsland Highway, Meeniyan attracts plenty of visitors, particularly over the weekend. “Around 18 months ago, I decided we were going to open on Sundays over the summer months, but we haven’t been closed (on a Sunday) since,� Ms Hanks said. “We do so well on the weekends.� Most opportunity shops are known for being affordable, however the clothing prices in MACS have not been increased for at least four years. Ms Hanks said customers often comment on how reasonable the shop’s prices are. The items sold in the shop are all donated in Meeniyan, via the donation boxes located at the front of the store. Around one third of what is donated goes on to be sold at MACS, another third is sent on to Lifeline, while the remaining third is thrown away. “As long as items are clean and worthwhile, they can be donated,� Ms Hanks said. “Because we now have some additional space, we are even able to take small amounts of furniture now as well.� Local community groups have definitely benefitted from MACS over the past 10 years and it has proved itself as an asset to the town. “We have a lovely lot of volunteers. Without them we wouldn’t be able to keep going,� Ms Hanks said.

   



      

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Suppliers to showcase best wedding options FOR stunning wedding ideas, don’t miss the South Gippy Wedding Showcase this Sunday, August 13. This year will be bigger than the last, with 40 stallholders coming down to the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club to help set your wedding plans in motion. New to the expo is Bizz’s Scissors Hair and Beauty. A Korumburra business, Bizz’s Scissors Hair and Beauty is solely run by Breanna Savage, who has eight years of experience in the hairdressing industry. While she mostly specialises in hair, she can also offer makeup services to brides. Contactable via mobile, Breanna is happy to travel to brides around South Gippsland, and beyond at the cost of a travel fee. Beautiful wedding gowns will be modelled at the expo from Maria’s Bridal Studio. Located in Wonthaggi, Maria’s Bridal Studio offers romantic and feminine bridal gowns made to measure. Designer and dressmaker Maria Maraone has 20 years of experience and is dedicated to helping clients meet their desired outcomes. Flowergirls, bridesmaids, and mother of the bride and groom are also looked after at Maria’s Bridal Studio. Over the Top Events provides unique products and equipment to give you your dream wedding. From marquees and decor to lighting and crockery, Over the Top Events can cater to your

budget and style. Whether it’s something small and intimate or a grand event, Over the Top Events can bring your visions to life. To give your wedding an extra spark, look no further than Fitzpatrick Fireworks. Fitzpatricks Pro Audio, Lighting, Entertainment and Pyrotechnics has been based in Gippsland for 16 years, and adds a stroke of difference to your special day. Including special effects like bubble machines, dry ice glitter and fireworks, this business can help make your day truly memorable. To keep those memories alive, Madholsta Photography captures absolutely stunning moments for you to treasure. Madholsta Photography does away with studio photos, and takes the new couple to outdoor locations that mean the most to them. This business captures your day as it happens and encourages fun through the photos. The expo will be held in Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club’s Kirrak Room from 10am to 3pm. Most stallholders are based between Phillip Island and Yarram, with a few travelling from Traralgon, Morwell, and Moe. The event is free, with gift bags to be handed out to brides and grooms at the door. Three lucky brides will also win a major prize to help them through their wedding expenses. Come along to this year’s South Gippy Wedding Showcase and discover the very best in Gippsland’s wedding suppliers.

Major expo: from florists to make up artists to photography, the South Gippy Wedding Showcase has it all. Come down to the Kirrak Room at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club from 10am to 3pm this Sunday.

Making memories: come along to the South Gippy Wedding Showcase and talk to local suppliers that can bring a point of difference to your big day. Pictured is Inverloch couple Nick and Chloe Minns.


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Health service honoured GIPPSLAND Southern Health Service (GSHS) has been awarded for aspiring to provide excellence in healthcare. GSHS was named a Studer Group Australian Healthcare Organisation of Distinction 2017. Studer group makes two awards each year and GSHS was the recipient of the second 2016-17

award. The Studer Group partners with 45 health organisations within Australia representing approximately 175 facilities. In presenting the award, Studer’s Michele Dobe noted the significant achievements made by GSHS staff over the past two and a half years. GSHS started its partnership with the Studer

Group in 2015, with a particular focus on enhancing staff engagement following significant changes to the executive team. “From the outset we named our program the Excellence, every person, every time program or simply the Excellence program, a reference to our vision ‘Excellence in healthcare’,” GSHS

Top care: members of the Gippsland Southern Health Service Excellence, every person, every time leadership program with the Australian Healthcare Organisation of Distinction 2017 awarded by The Studer Group. From left, midwife educator Linda Fiddelaers, supply manager Frank Degenarro, theatre ANUM Janet Kolotelo, assistant director of nursing Anita Sorenson, executive director of nursing Vicki Farthing, CEO Mark Johnson, human resources manager Ali Dobson, director of primary healthcare Selina Northover, theatre nurse unit manager Julie Marriott, allied health manager Viv Carroll, palliative care coordinator Mary Ross-Heazlewood, Leongatha Ward NUM Chris Busuttil and community health manager Belinda Ogden.

CEO Mark Johnson said. During the partnership, GSHS has moved from an organisation at risk of not meeting safety and quality standards and in financial difficulty to one that is fully accredited against the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and Aged Care accreditation standards. “We have achieved a significant turn-around in financial performance, from a deficit of $1.35 million in 2014-15 to a small surplus in 2016-17 which we will formally announce at our annual general meeting in November, an improvement of well over 150 percent,” Mr Johnson said. “Our staff engagement index has increased by 11 percentage points from 61 percent in 2014 to 72 percent in 2017. “Our patient engagement as measured by the Victorian Healthcare Experience Survey has remained high with 98.34 percent of patients rating their hospital experience as either ‘very good’ or ‘good’ in the January-March quarter of 2017. And, there has been a steady decline in patient complaints. “Together with the Studer Group, we are on a journey to improve the sustainability and viability of our organisation, develop a culture of true person centred care, and be recognised by our community as an organisation that they can rely to provide ‘excellence in healthcare’.” GSHS has praised all staff on this great achievement. “We are honoured and extremely pleased to be named the Studer Group Australian Healthcare Organisation of Distinction,” Mr Johnson said. “The award recognises our team’s commitment toward improving the patient experience and the achievement of our vision - Excellence in healthcare. Why is this important to us? Because the people who come to us for care are our community, our friends and our families.”

Breast screening to return to Leongatha BREASTSCREEN Victoria is working closely with women who use the Leongatha Mobile Screening Service to ensure none will miss out on this vitally important well-being measure.

Focus on babies: from left, Melanie Tschiderer with little Alexander Murphy, Alexander’s dad Adrian, and Bass Coast Health’s maternal and child health nurse Hayley Blundell at the maternal and child health service’s new home at the Miner’s Dispensary in Wonthaggi.

Breastfeeding made easier LAST week was World Breastfeeding Week and the theme was ‘Sustaining Breastfeeding Together’. World Breastfeeding Week is coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action. Breastfeeding aids the survival of infants and helps them thrive, has long-term health benefits for women, yields economic benefits and enhances wellbeing of all. With this year’s theme focussed on partnerships, Bass Coast Health (BCH) promoted its collaborations with both the Miner’s Dispensary and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation. BCH’s collaboration with the Miner’s Dispensary Pharmacy enabled the relocation in March of its Maternal and Child Health (MCH)

service to its current premises, which provided easier access for parents of babies and young children to receive the expert advice and services of BCH’s MCH nurses. BCH’s collaboration with the foundation to implement the new enterprise bargaining agreement has seen a number of benefits offered to BCH staff who are breastfeeding as part of this agreement. BCH staff who are nursing mothers are able to negotiate flexible rostering to accommodate their baby’s feeding schedule and to take extra breaks to feed their baby in the comfortable surroundings of an area set aside specifically for this purpose. Moves are also currently underway to develop a labelling system and purpose specific fridge for storing expressed milk.

BreastScreen Victoria was forced to cancel the final week of its visit to Leongatha unexpectedly on Wednesday morning with the radiographer called away due to a family emergency. “This has been a challenging few weeks for us,” said BreastScreen Victoria’s director of operations Karlene

Willcocks. “We had some staff illness which required the rescheduling of some women’s appointments; this further issue has resulted in us having to stop screening altogether. “None of it is ideal, but we have done everything in our power to accommodate the community’s needs.” BreastScreen Victoria can confirm the service will return to Leongatha later this month to secure screens for women who had their appointment cancelled or had not been able to arrange a time in their busy schedules. “Our staff were able to reach out to women who arrived at the van site

at the Gippsland Southern Health Service on Wednesday morning to find it without a radiographer,” Ms Willcocks said. “The process of rescheduling appointments will start shortly. “No woman will miss out on the opportunity to take up what is a vitally important preventative health measure. “While the Leongatha service closure is disappointing, BreastScreen Victoria is committed to delivering a service to the standard that local women have come to expect and rely upon.”

Mayor’s message Cr Ray Argento

THE long wait for the return of the Long Jetty is almost at an end. Recently the Long Jetty Project Control Group (PCG) announced that SMC Marine Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract by Gippsland Ports to reconstruct the iconic Port Welshpool landmark. This followed a comprehensive assessment of all tenders by a tender team convened by Gippsland Ports. The proposal submitted by SMC Marine was unanimously supported by PCG members and approved by the Gippsland Ports board, and will deliver a substantially better product than the original design. SMC Marine is a maritime contractor with a wide range of marine construction capabilities. Recently they have designed and constructed the Anderson Road Jetty at Cowes and the Myer Street Jetty at Lakes Entrance. They also designed and constructed all marine components of the boat har-

bour in Augusta and designed and constructed a new inner section of the Val Street Jetty in Rockingham, both in Western Australia. The project will see the inshore 190 metres (pile rows one to 62) rehabilitated on the existing piles crossheads and beams with precast concrete deck panels. The piles will be rehabilitated as much as is practical to retain their appearance. From pile row 62 to the start of the burnt section (pile row 250), a distance of approximately 572 metres, the existing structure will be demolished and replaced. It will follow the same alignment, with a new structure comprising timber piles and crossheads with a composite steel beam and concrete deck. The new timber piles will be turpentine species driven at a rake to match the existing piles at six metre centres compared to the three metre centre of the piles in the existing jetty. The slipway approach will be partially reconstructed in a similar manner to the jetty and the existing winch shed will

be restored and re-erected on the rebuilt slipway approach. The outer end of the jetty, beyond the end of the reconstructed jetty, will be demolished, with the piles being cut off at two metres below low water to be retained as habitat. Navigation aids will be installed to define the underwater habitat area. The jetty will be finished to the requirements for disabled access and fitted with a fibreglass handrail on sides, public lighting, a water supply and fire service. Following completion of the works there will be the opportunity to provide interpretative information around the history of the Long Jetty I am very happy there is already activity at the jetty. As a local, this has been a long time coming. We would never have got to this stage without the tireless dedication of those people who lobbied, encouraged and organised in support of the jetty’s return. The new jetty will be a lasting testament to your efforts and an impressive sight for decades to come.


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Fish Creek group back in action AFTER 12 months without an executive committee, the Fish Creek Community Development Group was reinvigorated at its annual general meeting recently. A new committee was elected, with Michael Lester being appointed as president, Eric van Grondelle as vice president, Tony Walker as secretary and Carolyn Fryer as treasurer. “There was an enthusiasm in the town for the group to continue, so we will have to prove ourselves by running interesting meetings and putting forward interesting concepts,” Mr Lester said. With a community plan that needs to be reviewed, Mr Lester said that will be one of the first projects the group throws itself into. He said the plan “definitely needs to be done” with matters like parking issues, recreational facilities and public art projects all in need of discussion. “The plan gives guidance to the council on

how the community wants the town to develop and how it should be developed,” he said. “The current community plan is a touch on the uninspiring side.” Mr Lester said there are few empty buildings in Fish Creek and no vacant land within the town, which means its future development needs to be carefully considered. The development group could make way for a traders subcommittee, “if there is any value to it”. Mr Lester said the development group will work with Fish Creek’s business owners to encourage a collaborative approach to future town development. “It is serendipitous the way the town currently works. With a small town like Fish Creek, the community has an opportunity to steer things Young gardeners: students from Leongatha Primary School banded together to plant 70 quite readily,” he said. trees in the school’s Aboriginal Learning Circle recently. “Small towns are the ones that are thriving, the larger towns are suffering. There is a tighter knit social fabric in towns like Fish Creek.”

New trees at Leongatha Primary

LEONGATHA Primary School students showed their green thumbs and supported National Tree Planting Day recently. Eighteen students from grades 3 to 6 planted 70 native trees in the school’s Aboriginal Learning Circle. The plants were donated by the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, and t-shirts and gloves were provided by Knights

Toyota, Leongatha and Plant Ark. Students learned how to plant and maintain a garden, and to beautify the school in the lead up to major events like the school fete. The initiative to support National Tree Planting Day came from the school’s Environmental Leadership Group. The group now has more plans to plant more trees around the school in the future.

Vandals strike cemetery

Fresh faces: the new committee of the Fish Creek Community Development Group elected at the recent AGM is, from left, vice president Eric van Grondelle, president Michael Lester, treasurer Carolyn Fryer and secretary Tony Walker. ALTHOUGH the Wonthaggi Cemetery

Walk to Kilcunda proposal school still in the pipeline

SOUTH Gippsland and Bass Coast students and families are encouraged to get active this October by taking part in VicHealth’s Walk to School program.

South Gippsland and Bass Coast shire councils will work with local primary schools to deliver a range of activities encouraging more families to walk, ride or scoot to school this October thanks to a grant from VicHealth. South Gippsland Shire Council’s social planning officer Vicki Bradley was excited to announce neighbouring councils were supporting Walk to School this year. “This free, easy and fun program will encourage local primary school students to get active and learn healthy habits for life,” she said. “At South Gippsland, we have many students travelling to school by bus so this year we are delighted to offer a range of competitions and initiatives that encourage all students to participate in Walk to School activities, no matter where they live. “Last year we had 12 South Gippsland primary schools involved. This year we would like to encourage participation from all our schools.” VicHealth supports schools participating in Walk to School with posters, certificates and classroom calendars to celebrate their students’ achievements. As well as regional prizes provided by VicHealth, council funding will support prizes for local schools signed up to Walk to School that includes incentives and healthy breakfasts. To find out more information about the Walk to School Program, South Gippsland schools can contact Avril Piasente or Vicki Bradley on 5662 9200 or visit www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au.

A NEW retail development for Kilcunda will be presented to Bass Coast Shire Council. The proponent withdrew the application for a commercial building exceeding seven metres from council’s agenda at the July meeting. However, after meeting with council and discussing amendments, it has been indicated the proposal will reach council eventually. Kilcunda business owners Anthony and Karl Russo spoke out about the proposal at the community connection session prior to the July meeting. They objected to the proposal to protect coastal views, suggesting the development would dominate the site and would be insensitive to its neighbours along the Bass Highway. They also felt parking would be a major issue, with parking options already limited out front of businesses in Kilcunda. Contractor Andrew Donohue said there had been conversations with council to address the objections before the amendments are released. Mr Donohue said the development would be a commercial building that had the potential to help locals gain employment or start a new business close to home.

was hit by vandals recently, significant progress has been made to improve the site. The Wonthaggi Cemetery Friends Group and the Cemetery Trust are thrilled by the improvements, but were disheartened to find deep tread marks left in the middle road of the cemetery. “Last year we had someone bogged in the old section and we put bollards up to keep people from driving through there,” local cemetery historian Noelene Lyons said. “This time it was the next road over. Someone has driven in and has actually hit the bollard. This is sheer vandalism. We have warned people not to drive down these sections; there is car park where people can walk from. There isn’t an excuse we can accept.” Not only have the cemetery groups had to deal with vandals, they have also battled against the elements. A few small earth movements have caused cracks in some of the slabs of the very old graves, and set some of the graveside graves and vases to a lean. “It was a seismologic movement, and it came through like a wave from the Reed Crescent side to the second internal road up to the Lawn Section,” Mrs Lyons said. Although the recent damage has set the cemetery groups back, Mrs Lyons said the master plan and renewal projects were going extremely well. The groups have been working hard to clear debris and improve the conditions in the Old Monumental Section of the cemetery. The trust recently received a further grant to do the next stage of the project, which it can begin after the wet weather season is over. “We’ve tidied up and planted some Neighbours-Be-Gone trees next to the cemetery fence near the first driveway, which will look very attractive once they has grown,” Mrs Lyons said. “It’s a huge job and there are only four volunteers. The master plan is also going well to fix the drainage, even though we’ve had a few hiccups.” Mrs Lyons said the trust is now looking to put in a garden shed for the volunteers’ tools, as well as denominational signs to help people find their loved ones easily. “Another big thing we are doing is working

Damaged: sections of lawn were ripped up in Wonthaggi Cemetery recently. Photo: Facebook. with the Wonthaggi RSL and have start recording all the veterans from all the wars buried in the cemetery,” she said. “This includes veterans from the Boar War to the Vietnam War. In Victoria, the government is recognising veterans with headstones and an appropriate plaque. “If the veterans we record do not have a headstone already, they will receive one, and the government will pay to maintain the World War One white marble and World War Two grey marble headstones.” Mrs Lyons said the she anticipates the recording and updating of the burials in the Old Monumental Section will take five years to complete. To finish the entire cemetery is expected to take 10 years. “It’s a lot of work, and we still have to go through the lawn section and the New Monumental Section. All in all, things are going extremely well and the projects completed have been excellent,” she said.


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NBN opens opportunities THE much anticipated National Broadband Network (NBN) has begun rolling out throughout South Gippsland, and has attracted much attention with many

positive reviews amongst its customers.

It is mandatory to connect to the NBN before Although the rollout is only in its early stages, 2020. Local companies are around to support and the NBN has committed to improving the speed of the internet, which has a number of outstand- help householders and businesses navigate through the process. ing advantages to the public. The NBN opens up more opportunities for users to be more productive, creative, and efficient in not only their personal lives, but their day to day working lives as well. Local NBN connect businesses have received positive feedback from residents and businesses that have already connected to the network. The NBN has made working remotely a whole lot easier, with the overall reliability of the internet guaranteed to improve. Not only does the network have benefits for

individuals and households, but can also serve a meaningful purpose in businesses as well. So why connect your business? The NBN is a stronger, more capable network, meaning that businesses can improve their performance, and can discover new ways to offer their products and services. There are different plans available for different levels of business. Whether you’re a sole trader working out of home, a small localised business or a link in the chain that is a national franchise, the NBN can suit you, and help you to better your business not only in the short term, but long into the future. Don’t hold back. Talk to your trusted local businesses about NBN today.

How to connect to the NBN CHECK your address to see if the NBN is available by going to the website: www.nbnco.com. au/connect-home/how-to-connect.html

Sit back, relax: local businesses are here to help South Gippslanders connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN) and all the advantages its offers. Photo: Facebook

If the NBN is available at your address, contact a phone or internet provider and choose a plan that suits your needs. Your chosen provider will then arrange everything once you make an order with them. There is no need to contact NBN directly.

If the NBN is not yet available at your address, you can stay informed by registering for email updates. The NBN will let you know when your home is ready to connect. Keep in mind once you receive confirmation to switch, you will have approximately 18 months to move your services to an NBN powered plan, before the existing network is switched off.


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Connect your business to the NBN ARE you NBN ready? HiTech Connections Leongatha is your local Telstra partner and is able to assist you with choosing the right plan for your business and can get the NBN ball rolling. “We have it installed in the shop and it’s really good. It’s made a lot of our work much more efficient,” manager of HiTech Connections Leongatha Matt King said. “Real estate agents along with other businesses often uploading large files onto the internet are going to see a big benefit too. Uploading their ads and that sort of thing will be much faster.” The NBN could provide your business with the opportunity to improve operational efficiency and change the way you do business in the future. Owner of HiTech Connections Greg Carruthers said businesses will be able to work through high data work a lot quicker. “We are often uploading backups and that sort of stuff off custom devices which would usually take up to a day, whereas now it’s a lot faster,” he said.

NBN offers many benefits THE National Broadband Network (NBN) offers so many benefits to households and businesses in South Gippsland.

ing video-conferencing solutions; connecting with those who matter: a fast, reliable broadband network allows people to enjoy video calls without constant interruptions; stay connected: with a world-class connection, people can keep up to date with all the latest innovation from around the world; everyone online at once: choosing a superfast NBN powered plan through your service provider means your whole house could enjoy access to the benefits of fast internet.

Not only does the NBN offer fast internet, but it will further connect the region with the rest of the world, enabling individuals and businesses to be more productive, more creative and more efficient “Multi-site offices can now connect better and than before. integrate phone systems better as well, which is flexible working: the growing availability of fast helpful.” broadband makes flexible working hours a real posTo minimise disruption when switching over, sibility from a technology HiTech Connections will work with their custom- perspective, enabling people ers to ensure whether they need new equipment to work remotely at differand if so, make recommendations or supply what ent times depending on their needs and opening up emthey need. “Overall the simple stuff is really easy, how- ployment opportunities for ever the more complex the phone systems, the people in remote locations; breaking down the barmore planning that needs to be done prior to acturiers to education: thanks to ally make sure the business doesn’t go without the NBN Sky Muster sateltheir phone services and internet,” Mr Carruthers lite and fixed wireless netsaid. work services, children in “Some businesses will need a whole new regional and rural Australia phone system as part of it. will have access to quality “If customers have alarms or medical devices, education in real time with we need to look into more detail of that because high speed internet; that actually affects how we do it, and they may online health consultaneed to purchase more equipment from other pro- tions: health practitioners can now consult with their viders if it’s not compatible with NBN.” Gaining efficiencies: the National Broadband Network (NBN) HiTech Connections Leongatha recommend global peers in real time us-

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Find access to speedy internet HOUSEHOLDS around the region are connecting to the NBN, and residents are encouraged to call in the experts if help is needed to make the transition. One of the issues that has risen since the NBN rollout is the need for a working landline. Many NBN customers have done away with their old landlines in favour of mobile phones, but a working phone line is required to connect the NBN. The only other option is to connect via NBN Satellite, but generally this option is only available to customers in remote areas and outside major townships. Wonthaggi’s Ian Lyon travels across South and West Gippsland – and beyond upon request – to dig up gardens and lay down phone lines to give people access to speedy internet.

He said many houses are already prewired. However, he said people need to check both inside and outside their house for NBN compatibility. “Some people have existing phone points. Generally there shouldn’t be a problem, but they may still not be connected. They also need to look outside for a grey (telecoms) box, which is usually near the metre box. Most people don’t think to look outside to see if they can be connected,� he said. Mr Lyon said another difficulty for customers was getting the opportunity to speak to a provider to solve technical issues. “I recommend choosing a local provider. There are around five or six local providers, so there’s no shortage of help,� he said. If you are having trouble connecting your house to the NBN, contact Ian Lyon on 5672 4739 or 0418 327 960.

Connection: Wo n t h a g g i ’ s Ian Lyon suggests NBN customers look to make sure a grey telecoms box is connected to their home if they are having issues with the NBN. Mr Lyon lays phone lines for customers to connect them to the NBN.

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Choices available: the NBN plan most suitable for your home or business will in part be affected by the number of devices likely to be using to the NBN at once. Photo: Facebook.

Local team helps businesses with NBN switch over LEONGATHA businesses are being encouraged to plan ahead for a smooth transition from the old copper network which is expected to be retired towards the end of 2018. To make the transition from the old network stress-free, it is important to find a trusted, reliable internet service provider who will support your business through the transition and will be available to explain any queries or issues. Rob Rhodes, business specialist for Gippsland internet service provider DCSI, explained there are other options available to business owners concerned about NBN. “Moving over from the old network doesn’t have to be stressful. It can absolutely be done with minimal impact to your daily operation,” he said. “The main thing is to do your research on your internet service provider and make sure you’re talking to the right people who can help make the transition as smooth as possible. “There are plenty of options out there aside from NBN. It’s about getting the right technical advice from a service provider who can deliver the results.” To make the transition from the old network smooth, DCSI provides business customers with a dedicated local project manager. This means a personal, efficient service from a project manager who understands the needs of your business. Many large internet service providers do not provide this service, meaning busy business customers have to call through and speak to a different person to explain their situation each and every time. With years of experience in IT support, the team at DCSI has an in-depth understanding of the demands of business.

Your dedicated project manager will spend the time to understand your business and create a plan to make sure your business experiences a smooth transition to the NBN with a data plan tailored to your needs. Aside from Internet, DCSI’s comprehensive telecommunications services means the team can also assist with all other business requirements including internal network, phone and IT requirements. To make the transition as smooth as possible for your business and customers, DCSI can even arrange for you to keep your existing 1300 and local numbers. “We’ll recommend the best way to connect and discuss a suitable timeframe for the business to switch over. We can also recommend several options that could be suitable for their Internet needs because some technology will work better for their business than others,” Mr Rhodes said. “Here at DCSI we work with businesses to find a custom solution. Our resources are specifically structured around our customers to give them the very best support.” GJ Gardener Homes, Bass Coast, recently transitioned over to the NBN. Business manager Gill Hardman explained the experience, “We recently engaged DCSI to work with us in upgrading our systems in the office to allow for NBN and a faster and more efficient office and environment. “The team at DCSI has been fantastic with both installation, service and efficiency across all aspects of the upgrade. “Their customer service is friendly and articulate, quick to respond to our phone calls and more than happy to help with minor technical issues. I would highly recommend their services.” For more information about what DCSI can do for your business, call Rob Rhodes on 0499-446680 or visit http://business.dcsi.net.au

Gardner Electronics ready to serve you CHANGING over to the National Broad- sooner rather than later to avoid experiencing posband Network (NBN) can involve new sible delays. equipment for homes and businesses in South Gippsland. The staff at Gardner Electronics in Leongatha have long been regarded for their expertise and extensive product range, and that same quality approach to customer service continues into helping South Gippslanders connect to the NBN. Gardner Electronics staff can help with security and telephone systems, EFTPOS equipment, faxes and Medic Alert systems. “People need to consider some systems will not work on the NBN and people need to consider this prior to changing,” Gardner Electronics owner and technician James Dell said. “Some EFTPOS systems that are wireless will work with the NBN but if they are fixed line, they will need a new EFTPOS machine or a converter box or adapter.” Fax machines may also require adapters to be able to operate on the NBN. Mr Dell said South Gippslanders need to have changed to the NBN before 2020, which is when all phone lines now owned by Telstra will transfer to the ownership of NBN Co. He is urging people to change to the NBN


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Safety first at Pound Creek MAKING sure everyone goes home safely was the message from GippsDairy’s farm safety day at Pound Creek recently.

Accredited short courses (in quad bike operation, using chainsaws, and the like) are available for employers wanting to ensure appropriate training is provided if they are not 100 percent comfortable to deliver and sign off themselves. Such courses also help to develop capacity of employees and obtain formal recognition of their skills. To develop your skills in the safe operation of farm equipment, chemicals and to obtain licences, contact GOTAFE industry trainer Jillian Goudie on 0439 036 772. For more information on farm safety go to www.thepeopleindairy.org.au

More than 30 people turned out on a cold and wet day at the Jelbart farm to learn more about how they can protect themselves, their family and their staff from the many risks associated with a working farm. Co-hosted by GippsDairy, GOTAFE and WorkSafe, the events were a chance for farmers to update themselves on the latest in farm safety requirements, as well as accessing resources to help them become compliant. With quad bikes still the number one cause of accidental death among farmers, there was an emphasis on the wearing of helmets and installation of operator protection devices. GippsDairy workforce co-ordinator Leah Maslen said many dairy farmers at the event were surprised at how easily vehicle safety can be compromised “It was a real eye-opener for some people when we had the discussion on the unpredictability of quad bikes and how easy it can be to tip Keen to learn: from left, at the Pound Creek farm safety day were Murray Goulburn field them over,” she said. WorkSafe Inspector Michael Vanderzalm said officer Penny Johnson and Inverloch dairy farmers Mick and Paula Hughes. the main cause of death on quad bikes was asphyxiation, caused when users are trapped under bikes that have rolled over. He said that, although quad bikes can be a convenient way of spraying weeds or carrying fencing gear around, operators need to be more aware of the load capacity of their quad bike and the adverse effect extra weight can have on handling and stability. Another important topic discussed on the day was the proper induction of staff in relation to safety procedures. Formal induction is about making sure everyone knows what is expected of them, so they can Advancing knowledge: Loch dairy farmers look after themselves and make sure everyone can Jason and Kate Kirk took home a safety mesget through the working day safely. sage from the Pound Creek field day.

Youths’ online activity prompts council action Spreading message: from left, WorkSafe inspector Michael Vanderzalm with Jelbart farm SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will employee Piero Laera and GippsDairy workforce co-ordinator Leah Maslen at the safety day host Project Rockit as they speak to 300 at Jelbarts’ Pound Creek farm. Year 9 students about cyberbullying on

Friday, September 15.

Mayor’s message Cr Pamela Rothfield

COMMUNITY engagement has been a huge focus for council during our term. The role of council has traditionally been to make decisions on behalf of our entire community, endeavouring to reflect what the majority desires. However, unless we are absolutely sure that we hear from the majority of our citizens, this process is obviously fraught with problems. Thank goodness for the Information age, which has changed everything. We’ve all possibly heard of the term ‘citizen juries’ or ‘participatory democracy’ – which is when citizens are in fact involved in decision making on a legislated basis for nominated responsibilities. This decision making is a product of enhanced citizen engagement and if implemented well, gives rise to power sharing along with empowerment. The key to successful citizen engagement is having those two way conversations and reaching as many people as possible. We can paint the town with information about how you can get involved and have your say, but to make it work, we need to hear the voice of our entire community! Not a decibel democracy – but participatory! An eye opener for me, on becoming a councillor, was to witness the amount of citizen engagement the council officers embark upon, on a daily basis. Whether it’s through our social media channels, pop-ups at community events, workshops or inviting people to be part of committees, I was surprised at the number of community conversations already happening, covering a wide variety of topics, but these community conversations are now being further enhanced. This is where our recently launched Commu-

nity Sounding Board comes in. The Sounding Board is a platform to enable council to be more dynamic by nurturing and transmitting the ideas that emerge from communities, which in turn will build stronger communities, through a sense of ownership and involvement. Through the Sounding Board, citizens have the opportunity to register their topic of interest – whether it is environment, arts and culture, roads and footpaths, or waste services,. As issues arise, you will be contacted by email, letting you know how to get involved. The Sounding Board will keep our community up-to-date and informed about community engagement opportunities which are on offer around the shire, and the attractive feature of this initiative is that it doesn’t require you to give up your time to attend regular meetings or necessitate comment on every single issue; rather, it’s up to you how you have your say! The Sounding Board empowers our community; it gives you the option of having your say on a wide range of issues. So now I am asking all of our community members who have access to the internet – whether at home or at our local libraries – to join our Sounding Board. It only takes a few minutes and you can do so by visiting www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/soundingboard. For those who don’t use the internet, we will continue to promote all of council’s engagement opportunities through our local newspapers, radio stations, posters, flyers and the like – but the Sounding Board certainly offers advantages to our community. How do we know? Our community told us!

Project Rockit is a youth led, anti-bullying and leadership organisation that runs creative workshops designed for young people. Their Dot.Com forum helps young people gain a better understanding of their online impact, and provides the tools and strategies to build a safe and considerate digital community. One in three young people report instances of online bullying, with the prevalence of online bullying higher in regional areas. Council is supporting the forum to ensure young people in South Gippsland are provided with the tools to deal with these online behaviours.

Council’s community strengthening support officer Sophie Dixon was excited to announce that Project Rockit was coming to South Gippsland. “The advice we have from young people and from research in the field is that cyberbullying happens mostly outside of school hours and has a broad social and community impact, often with a direct impact on school activity,” she said. “If we can help South Gippsland students and school communities become better equipped for dealing with cyberbullying, we expect this will make a difference to our whole community. “We are proud to not only provide this opportunity but to have the session facilitated by Project Rockit who are renowned in the field, with this being their first Gippsland visit.” More information about Project Rockit and their forums is available at www.projectrockit. com.au.

Gambling harm starts earlier than you think A NEW campaign supporting people who gamble to identify risky behaviour and take action to prevent harm began last week.

The Harm from gambling starts earlier than you think campaign is part of the foundation’s broader work, along with our many partners in the community, to prevent gambling harm in Victoria. Launched by the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Liquor and Gaming Regulation, Marlene Kairouz, the campaign is designed to help people recognise the early signs of harm and take action to address their gambling behaviour. The campaign takes a different approach by focusing on moderate risk gamblers, who research reveals do not respond to traditional messages aimed at those experiencing more serious

problems. The campaign is supported by online resources at betcheck.vic.gov.au which includes online tools, with information about harm for people who gamble, their families and friends. It also includes an interactive quiz that enables people to reflect on their gambling and directs them to information about keeping their betting in check, or additional help and support if they need it. The campaign is strongly informed by the 2016 research Assessing gambling-related harm in Victoria: a public health perspective which identifies many different types of gambling harm and shows most harm in the community is related to low or moderate risk gambling. Visit www.betcheck.vic.gov.au to view the online resources and interactive quiz.


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E surprised at what you will find in this neat, modern three bedroom, two bathroom family home and all just a short walk to the schools.

LEONGATHA Contact agent for location SEJ Real Estate 5662 4033

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The light filled open plan living adjoins the modern kitchen with dishwasher, pantry and near new gas/electric We s t i n g house oven. Tinted windows allow for pri-

vacy whilst the home is kept cosy and warm with natural gas ducted heating and cool in summer with reverse cycle air conditioning. Solar hot water with instant gas booster makes for a very affordable living home. The master bedroom is complimented by an ensuite and walk in robe. The second and third bedrooms have built in robes and are serviced by the family bathroom complete with bath and separate toilet. Outside in the fully enclosed backyard you can enjoy the BBQ area and veggie garden alongside a lawned area perfect for kids and family pets, another plus to the backyard is vehicle access via a side gate and also small garden shed. This lovely home is an opportunity well worth considering, for more information or to arrange a personal inspection please call Irene Walker or Peter Bellingham at SEJ Real Estate Leongatha.


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Affordable grazing in the Strzelecki hills S

ITUATED in the renowned Strzelecki hills of South Gippsland is 196 acres of affordable grazing land. This property has a balance of approximately 100 acres of gently undulating land along with approximately 90 acres of well sheltered hill country. This property is ideal for fattening, breeding cattle/ sheep or a turnout block. Water is via dams and some springs along with a reliable 40 plus inch annual rainfall. Well fenced to several paddocks, there is a laneway feeding into quality stockyards (some undercover).

This property is approximately 20 minutes to Leongatha, 20 minutes to Korumburra and 30 minutes to Warragul, 1.5 hours to Melbourne CBD. If you would like to inspect this property or have any questions, please contact Don Olden on 0417 805 312.

WILD DOG VALLEY 99 Fosters Road Elders Real Estate 5662 3523

$750,000


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MEENIYAN 3 Edwards Street Stockdale and Leggo 5662 5800

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ARELY does a home of this size become available in the popular township of Meeniyan.

Ideal for families, this home has five bedrooms, each with built in robes, plus a spacious ensuite with a spa bath and a walk in storage room. The kitchen and family and meals area is delightfully renovated amd opens out onto a huge covered, outdoor entertaining area, complete with bi fold cedar doors, a ceiling fan and bistro blinds which help to create another room all year. The kitchen boasts a gas cook top, dishwash-

er, pantry, loads of storage and excellent bench space. A reverse cycle and solid fuel heater service the heating and cooling needs of the home. The master bedroom has a full ensuite with corner spa, shower and toilet. Those with a caravan or boat will appreciate the four car garage with high clearance and easy access directly into the house. The large corner block of approximately 1618 metres square allows for plenty of room to play and have a veggie patch or pet. Meeniyan is in demand, so don’t hesitate to see this magnificent property.

‘Lynorm’ - design and elegance

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HIS beautifully designed brick veneer home is timeless and elegant.

With the quality fixtures and furnishings throughout, it is evident that every attention to detail has been taken care of. The kitchen features a St George wall oven, dishwasher and ample bench space. There is a cosy dining/sitting area, but the star of the show is the formal lounge/dining area that has floor to ceiling windows capturing all the warmth of the northern sun. It is spacious and welcoming, and a great place to relax and unwind. The home comprises of two wings, and is connected by a formal entry foyer that features beautiful parquetry flooring. The bedroom end of the house is split level, accessed by a wide set of stairs that gives a feeling of spaciousness and stylishness. The three bedrooms are generous, all with built in robes, and the master has an ensuite.

The other end of the home that features all of the living areas, boasts a four car garage. Being situated on a corner block, there is also access and cover available for the caravan enthusiasts to park the van up. The meticulously manicured garden features weeping cherries, rose beds, spring bulbs, and much more. This warm and inviting home has been lovingly maintained by the current owners and is positioned perfectly Landmark Harcourts within the town proKellie Thomas viding easy 0477 622 292 access to all amenities.

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FFERING a great opportunity to walk straight into a successful longstanding Leongatha business, Lunchworks is ideal for a single owner

or husband/wife corner, next door to Target, there’s ample street parking team. The business currently enjoys regular trade in take away and sit down food/meals, coffee and drinks, and also retailing cigarettes and snacks. Located on a busy

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for customers. There is plenty of seating both indoors and outdoors. Price includes all equipment (except coffee grinder), including a large walk in cool room, oven, display fridges and cabinets, toaster press and coffee machine. Everything you need to simply walk in and continue operating straight away. A fantastic Alex opportunity to own and operate a business which has been servicing the town for over 20 years.

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48 McCartin Street Lunchworks Scott & Staff 5662 0922

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Lifestyle living at its best – 8.5 acres

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N impressive home fit for large scale family living, huge shedding and 8.5 acres in a private, picturesque rural setting makes this lifestyle property simply irresistible. A versatile floor plan includes three living zones, four bedrooms and study and two bathrooms. Gleaming well-insulated timber floorboards flow from the entry hall throughout all living rooms. A spacious open plan family room is a place for instant relaxation, large windows capturing restful rural views. A terrific solid fuel heater with heat transfer ducts to the bedrooms, make this room and the whole home cosy in winter. An impressive kitchen includes enormous storage Insight Real Estate and bench top space and 5662 2220 quality appliances. An inti-

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mate dining area opens off the family room. Another lounge and spacious rumpus room are located in a separate wing. All bedrooms have good quality carpets and are spacious, main with a walk in robe and an ensuite plus a double shower. A study comes with plenty of built in desk space. Both the family bathroom and laundry are also spacious. Some of the many extras include two split system air conditioners, three toilets and several sets of glass French doors leading out to approximately 10 squares of veranda. Fantastic shedding includes a 21 by 7.5 metre shed (four bay and double lock up workshop) and old dairy. The 8.5 acres is clean and has excellent fencing. Plenty of tank water, a small dam and reticulated trough system cater well for house and farmlet needs. With scope to create more gardens, veggie patches and to run a few steers, the options are many. Midway between two townships, this property is in a convenient location. The current owners have enjoyed the privacy of this location and living right amongst nature, kangaroos and koalas being regular visitors. Call to inspect this hidden gem.


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Welcome to country: twelve Bass Coast residents became Australian citizens at a ceremony held by Bass Coast Shire Council on Tuesday, July 25, at the Old Post Office in Wonthaggi. Pictured are, from left, McMillan MP Russell Broadbent, Deepa Kuriakos - born in India and now living in Wonthaggi; Dalmia Tomichen – born in India and now living in Wonthaggi; Jobby Thomas – born in India and now living in Inverloch; Mahesh Kshetri – born in Nepal and now living in Cowes; Haiming Lin – born in China and now living in Wonthaggi; Pamela Priddey – born in the UK and now living in Wonthaggi; Alfonso Cabezas – born in Chile and now living in Ventnor; Jyoti Sharma – born in India and now living in Cowes; Colin Burgess – born in the UK and now living in Rhyll; mayor Pamela Rothfield; Wade Bashaw – born in Canada and now living in Inverloch; Drusilla Nolen – born in Ghana and now living in Inverloch; Rojal Pradhan – born in Nepal and now living in Cowes; deputy mayor Cr Brett Tessari and Cr Geoff Ellis.


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Impressive dash: the layout is easy to use with plenty of functions even in the entry level X-Trail on trial: The Star took out the entry level X-Trail ST for a test drive. The striking marine blue model is now in stock at Edney’s Leongatha. ST. A standard rear camera makes it easy for parking in tight spots.

X-Trail gains technology boost ONE of Nissan’s most popular and best selling models has been updated for 2017. Boasting enhancements to its exterior and interior styling, the fitment of new Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies, the addition of a new 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and even more equipment additions across all model grades, the 2017 Nissan X-Trail is more compelling than ever. The updated X-Trail comes in five models, two carry-over petrol engines, new turbo-diesel, a CVT automatic or six-speed manual transmission – the latter solely available in the entry-level ST grade (petrol engine). Buyers have the choice of two or four-wheel-drive and the flexibility of five and seven-seat versions. All up, there are 10 models to choose from, starting with the ST 2WD petrol manual and through to the TL 4WD turbodiesel automatic. The X-Trail is one of Nissan’s best-selling models in Australia and, with more than 193,000 sold locally, its long-standing popularity proves it is the ideal SUV solution for families and adventurers.

In addition to its new equipment and Intelligent Mobility technologies, many of the X-Trail’s stand-out features continue with this updated models series. For example, the innovative EZ Flex Seating System™ makes for improved passenger comfort in the second row and greater versatility in conjunction with the available Divide-N-Hide® rear cargo system for carrying various items. The new X-Trail offers updated exterior styling – which includes a new front fascia with integrated fog lamps, bumper, Nissan signature “V-Motion” grille and revised headlights with LED signature Daytime Running Lights – designed to enhance X-Trail’s robust, dynamic presence. In the rear, a new bumper and revised rear combination lamps with LED boomerang signature taillights have been added, while new chrome-trim side door mouldings on the Ti and TL models complete the freshened appearance. New, aggressive 19-inch aluminium alloy wheels are also available on Ti and TL models, rounding out the upscale look of the 2017 X-Trail. X-Trail again offers a desirable combination of com-

pact overall size and ample interior roominess. Details such as wide opening (77 degrees) rear doors for easier entry and exit to the rear passenger space add to its utility – along with one of the major additions for 2017, a new Motion-Activated Tailgate. Standard on X-Trail Ti and TL models, it uses a kick sensor system to provide easy, comfortable and secure operation – both opening and closing of the tailgate. Other X-Trail exterior highlights include body-colour heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals, a rear spoiler, privacy glass and roof rails. X-Trail’s available power panoramic moonroof (Ti and TL) offers a wide view of the outside world through its extended length. The front glass panel slides and tilts, while the rear glass panel is fixed. When in the open position, the front panel slides under the fixed second panel. The 2017 X-Trail is offered in seven exterior colours: brilliant silver, diamond black, gun metallic, ivory pearl, marine blue, copper blaze and ruby red, the latter three new for 2017. Call in to Edney’s Leongatha to arrange a test drive with the ST and STL models in stock now; 1 Roughead Street Leongatha. (LMCT 1500)

Cargo hold: the roomy boot of the X-Trail makes it a favourite for families on holidays or very popular in the rental car market in the midsize range.


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Electronic stability control saves lives NEW research has revealed 41 lives lost on Victorian roads last year could have been saved if the cars involved had been fitted with common safety technology.

Victorian Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan recently joined researchers to discuss the potentially life-saving benefits of Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The Transport Accident Commission, Monash

University Accident Research Centre and the Swedish Transport Administration have studied the likely impact of ESC in all fatal crashes involving lane departures last year. The study found that, of the 291 deaths on Victorian roads last year, 140 resulted from lane departure crashes and 41 could have been prevented if the vehicles involved had functioning ESC. Most of the preventable deaths happened on country roads. Researchers also found that in some fatal crashes, cars were fitted with ESC but the feature had been turned off. The study demonstrates the role vehicle safety technology will play in Victoria’s Towards Zero vision for a future free of road deaths. ESC senses when a vehicle is losing control due to oversteering and understeering, and automatically applies braking to individual wheels to put the car back on its intended path. The average age of a car on Victorian roads

is about 10 years. Australian Bureau of Statistics data from 2016 shows 31 percent of registered cars in Victoria are fitted with ESC. “People make mistakes on our roads but no one should die because of those mistakes. That’s why the cars we drive and the safety features in them are so important,” Mr Donnellan said. “Our cars – like our travel speeds and our choices – play an important role in keeping people safe on our roads and moving Towards Zero.” TAC lead director road safety Samantha Cockfield said features like ESC intervene at that critical moment and can turn a potentially fatal mistake into a bit of a fright for the people inside the car. “If you are buying a used car, I would encourage you to insist on ESC and side curtain airbags as an absolute minimum because these features can really save lives,” she said. For more information on ESC and car safety go to the How Safe is Your Car website, http:// howsafeisyourcar.com.au

Vital gear: the Transport Accident Commission is urging drivers to buy cars with Electronic Stability Control to reduce their risk of being involved in an accident.

Take it easy: the Transport Accident Commission is urging drivers to take extra caution during wet weather.

Winter warning to country drivers WINTRY weather has prompted the Transport Accident Commission to call on country drivers to slow down and adapt to more hazardous conditions. TAC road safety director Samantha Cockfield said wintry conditions magnified the dangers of driving on country roads. “Speed and fatigue are common factors in regional road fatalities at any time of year,” Ms Cockfield said. “Slowing down, staying alert and driving to the conditions becomes even more important when weather and road conditions are poor.” Black ice, fog, mist, rain, wind and land slips are all potential hazards during winter months, even when driving cautiously on the best country Victorian roads. Ms Cockfield said motorists could also prevent a tragedy by making safe choices when driving.

“Reducing speed, allowing a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front and eliminating distractions are all key safety tips to remember,” she said. “Instead of taking the back roads to save five minutes, sticking to the main roads and highways can help ensure you get to your destination safely.” Ms Cockfield said vehicle safety also played a pivotal role in reducing road trauma and driving safe vehicles during winter was paramount. “Make sure your tyres and brakes are in good condition, ensure all lights are working and use headlights in low visibility,” she said. Five tips for safe winter driving: • ensure tyres are in good condition; • get plenty of rest before your journey; • brake gently; • turn your lights on, even during the day; and • reduce your speed in fog, mist or slippery conditions.

Driving costs rise THE cost of owning a new vehicle has risen in 2017 according to RACV’s Driving Your Dollars survey, but there are a number of ways savvy consumers can beat the rise and reduce their total cost of ownership over the life of their vehicle. The Driving Your Dollars survey takes into account all expenses associated with normal car ownership including purchase price, interest, fuel, servicing, new tyres, insurance and depreciation and allows buyers to compare vehicles not only within one class, but across all classes. This year, RACV compared 137 popular vehicles, and found an average 1.6 percent increase in costs, equating the overall average cost of running a vehicle at $207.84 per week. “A rise in on-road costs, increased interest rates, faster depreciation, and the withdrawal of Australian-model Fords has led to an average in-

crease in prices,” Michael Case, RACV’s manager vehicle engineering, said. “But it isn’t all bad news for consumers. On average, new vehicles use 3.7 percent less fuel, nulling the effect of higher petrol prices.” Additionally, many manufacturers are offering drive-away deals this year which absorb many extra fees which are traditionally added on to the cost of a new car. These fees could be stamp duty, registration and dealer delivery costs. In the case of the cheapest-to-run car, the Suzuki Celerio, the drive-away offer makes this vehicle 12.5 percent cheaper – a significant saving. For the third consecutive year the Suzuki Celerio takes the title of outright cheapest car to own and operate at $100.78 per week, and the most expensive vehicle is the Tesla Model X at $576.03 per week. Full details of RACV Driving your Dollars survey can be found at www.racv.com.au/drivingyourdollars


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ary School d District Prim the part an ek re C sh Fi Hop to it: isha played OC r, Max and M students Anoua as part of the school’s NAID oo ar ng ka e of th cently. celebrations re

Improving skills: St Joseph’s Korumburra Primary School Grade 1 students, back, from left Alex, Annie, Amilia and front, from left, Ambrose and Oscar took part in their first weekly dance program run by Footsteps choreography teacher Semra Ataman recently.

Riding safely: St Joseph’s Korumbu rra Primary School students, back, fro m left, Lucy, Beth G any, Josie, Aoife, Im rade 3 front, from left, M ogen and aia, Zach, Jesse, Br andon pparticipating in bike education for the re and Cilla will continue st of term three.

Learning is so much fun SCHOOLS across South Gippsland are places of activity every moment, every day of the week. The Star visited local schools recently to photograph students in action.

Reading group: from left, St Laurence’s Primary School, Leongatha, Grade 5 students Zac, Be Anna, Raph and Liam are taking part in the Levelled Bella, Li Literacy Intervention system the school recently introduced.

PriMathematical minds: Tarwin Lower 4, de Gra rlie, mary School students Cha es shap ut abo nt lear 5, and Celeste, Grade es to recently. They also provided the voic y, Mar the two main characters, Jack and ran Ner n, atio in the school’s recent anim and Ngurran – an animated short film.

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tian School, Chairo Chris a regularly g: on al ng Amay Getti y ents Tilly and Leongatha stud er as part of the school’s budd t th en ge ud to st y spend time every secondar es se ch hi w , program ent. a primary stud partnered with

Yummy: Rhama, Ash cooking session, as er, Toby and Zaira made Johnny ca ke part of Fish Creek and District Primar s in the NAIDOC celebrat y School’s ions recently.


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Cycling adventure creates memories NINE members of the South Gippsland Walking and Adventure Club braved the cold and set off on a three day bike ride in the Camperdown district recently. They rode on the Camperdown-Timboon and Old Beechy rail trails, passing through farmland, deep bushland and across rivers, as well as through rural towns where they stayed in caravan

parks. The club’s new bike trailer had its maiden journey and proved a wonderful asset, able to carry all the bikes as well as luggage in a compartment underneath. It was designed and built by current club president Les Cruickshank with help from Richard Baillie and Randall Cruickshank.

Contributing to Australia: from left, McMillan MP Russell Broadbent, new citizens Vanessa Adams, Adrian Field, Rory Cull and Georgie Preston, Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien and South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Ray Argento at the citizenship ceremony last Wednesday.

English love South Gippsland ALL new citizens at South Gippsland Shire Council’s citizenship ceremony last Wednesday hailed from the United Kingdom. The four candidates officially became Australians at a ceremony held at the council chambers in Leongatha, and attended by McMillan MP Russell Broadbent and Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien. The new citizens were Georgie Preston of Leongatha, Vanessa Adams of Korumburra, Rory Cull of Korumburra and Adrian Field of Sandy Point.

Mr Broadbent thanked the candidates for choosing Australia. “Your children and your grandchildren are a product of you becoming Australian citizens,” he said. Mr O’Brien said living in Australia offered Out, about: from left, Doug D’Oliver, Richard Baillie, George Bentley, Kerry Bagallay, considerable freedom and lifestyle benefits. Zoe Baillie, Ian James, Colin Jeffrey and Pat Williams enjoyed the South Gippsland Walking “Those of you who are born here in Australia and Adventure Club’s cycling trip to the Camperdown district recently. have won the lottery of life,” he said. Mr Broadbent praised the volunteer musicians of the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band, who Smart design: the performed at the occasion, and promised to assist South Gippsland with funding for the band’s training band.

Walking and Adventure Club’s new bicycle trailer designed and built by current club president Les Cruickshank with help from Richard Baillie and Randall Cruickshank.

Working together: the leadership team of the Leongatha Red Cross unit are vice president Topsy Winkler, president Lois Young, RSL representative Vince Campisi, treasurer Noreen Williams and secretary Renate Gennath.

Lois leads Red Cross LOIS Young was elected president of the Leongatha Red Cross unit at the group’s annual general meeting at the Leongatha RSL recently. Ms Young will be assisted by vice president Topsy Winkler, treasurer Noreen Williams and secretary Renate Gennath. Leongatha RSL representative Vince Campisi took the chair for the election of officebearers

after thanking members for their work and their fundraising, which totalled $8753. Adele Prescott from Korumburra Red Cross presented a session on useful preparation for a personal emergency using the new Red Cross booklet, Emergencies Happen: Protect What Matters Most: Your Emergency RediPlan. Following the annual meeting, a general meeting was held when members discussed fundraising, including the Father’s Day Raffle.

Milpara Community House news EMERGENCIES don’t just include major natural disasters like bushfires, earthquakes or floods. A fall in the home that results in an unexpected hospital stay, a car accident, or serious illness can also cause significant disruption and add stress to your life. You can reduce the impact of emergencies, big and small, by being prepared. RediPlan has been designed to provide an easy-to-follow set of actions to help you plan for emergencies.Wednesday, August 9, we have a free RediPlan information session here at Milpara. Our quarterly First Aid training day will be Saturday, August 12. We will be conducting CPR and Level 2 Apply First Aid training on the day. Also on our accredited training program we

have Food Safety Level 1 and RSA courses coming up on Thursday, August 24 and Construction Induction on Tuesday, August 29. If you haven’t already booked your place please do ASAP. On Monday August 14, we are offering a session on Facebook for Home. We will also be having a Facebook for Marketing on September 4. We have a Rug Making Workshop coming up on Saturday, August 19. This day workshop will help you learn the skills to make beautiful, unique hooked rugs using recycled fabrics. Chris is a fabulous tutor who loves to share her skills, proceeds from the workshop also goes towards supporting missionaries and children in Southern Asia and Uganda. Call Milpara’s friendly staff for bookings and further information.

OLIVIA Jillian Spencer was born on June ATTICUS Jude Russo was born on July 22 at Leongatha Hospital. Olivia is the first 24 at Leongatha Hospital. Atticus is the first child for Shaun and Danielle Spencer of child for Kristian and Lara of Arawata. Wonthaggi. KALEY Ann Griffin was born at Toowoomba Base Hospital, Queensland, on July 12, to Nate Griffin and Amy Sheen of Toowoomba. Kaley is the first child for the couple, and a sister for Kaide, 7, and Kenzie, 5. Amy is formerly of Mirboo North.


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The Good Life

Your LOCAL guide to Art and Entertainment

Ladies to seize the stage

THE upcoming performances of Chicago by the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group provide a perfect showcase of some of Bass Coast’s finest female talent, portrayed in this sassy and iconic musical as murderesses from the 1920s.

Chicago, the timeless musical created by the formidable trio of Fosse, Kander and Ebb, is unique in both the large size of its female cast, and that it does not follow a romantic storyline. This premise allows for the development of strong female characters, complex choreography and a fast paced, upbeat soundtrack. Annabelle Clarkson, Jade Dalton, Meghan Dal Masetto, Angela Hogan, Kerryn Moren and Rose Wray-McCann portray murderesses; women charged with murdering their husbands or lovers. Chicago explores a time in the 1920s when the press and media of Chicago became obsessed

with women committing homicide. This was a time when juries were all male, jazz music and the ‘freedom’ it represented was on the rise, and it became accepted that feminine and attractive women could not be convicted. Jade and Meghan are two local girls who have been performing with Wonthaggi Theatrical Group for the past five years. They both bring a solid dance and performance background to their roles in Chicago. “Working on Chicago has been amazing. It’s so refreshing to play a strong, empowered female character, even if it does mean playing a murderess,” said Jade. Chicago will be presented at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre from August 19 to September 2. Tickets are available at www.wtg.org.au, or in the foyer of the arts centre from 10am to 2pm, Tuesday to Friday.

• Annabelle Clarkson will play Hunyak in • Annie played by Jade Dalton in Wonthaggi Chicago, Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s next Theatrical Group’s production of Chicago. production. Photo by www.inverloch3996. Photo by www.inverloch3996.com.au. com.au.

International sounds: award-winning bansuri virtuoso Vinod Prasanna will perform at Waratah Hills Vineyards on Saturday, September 16. Photo: Leo Dale.

Sublime sounds of India authentic traditional and contemporary Indian music, continuing a family legacy that celebrates more than two-and-a-half centuries of performance. With his group, The Sound of India, Vinod’s emotive melodies, exquisite improvisations and divine flute songs distinguish his performance of Indian classical and world music. Vinod has performed and toured extensively The trio, known as The Sound of India, will pres- throughout his homeland and overseas. ent fusion music featuring expressive and dynamic Performances include the Folk Dance Festival improvisations inspired by North Indian Classical in Delhi, Bhagavad Gita recitals and performances and contemporary music. at Varanasi’s famous Benares Hindu University. He The Prom Coast Arts Council is presenting The regularly tours internationally and nationally, playSound of India in concert at the Waratah Hills Vine- ing festivals and concerts, and has featured on a variyard Cellar Door in Fish Creek. ety of ABC Radio music programs. Born into one of India’s greatest bansuri (flute)In 2006, Vinod won the prestigious Sahara Allplaying families, award-winning bansuri virtuoso Vi- India Flute Competition. Based in Australia since nod Prasanna shines as an outstanding performer of 2008, Vinod is recognised as an unrivalled Bansuri soloist. At Waratah Hills Vinod will be joined by Aman Kalyan, a tabla player committed to the style of Punjab Gharana. Aman has established himself as a modern voice of the tabla art form in Melbourne’s Indian Classical music scene. The trio will be rounded out with James Jablonka on electric guitar. His emotive playing style reflects the diverse world and contemporary musical influences he has explored throughout the years. The Waratah Hills Vineyard, at 20 Cottmans Road, just outside Fish Creek, will provide a superb setting for the beauty of this exceptional music. The Sound of India performance will start at 7.30pm, but come along and enjoy a glass of wine and food platter before the show. Tickets $29. Book online at https://www.trybooking.com/RHLT (30 cent booking fee applies) or at Main Street Revelations (31 Main Street, Foster, phone 5682 1381), weekdays 10am to 5pm, Saturday 9.30am to 4pm, and Sunday 10am to 4pm, and at Waratah Hills Vineyard, open every weekend and public holidays from 11am to 5pm (phone 5683 2441). Further information from Tony Walker on 0417 565 753.

ENJOY Indian music at its finest when you hear Vinod Prasanna - one of the most outstanding Indian musicians currently living and playing in Australia - performing with his group at Waratah Hills Vineyard on Saturday, September 16.


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Farming Insight Satisfaction plus at Leongatha FARMERS and contractors have voted CLAAS Harvest Centre, South Gippsland as delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction across the entire CLAAS Harvest Centre network in New Zealand and Australia. The Leongatha-based dealership achieved an impressive overall customer satisfaction score, earning it the Customer Engagement Excellence Award at the Second Strive Annual Excellence Awards presented in Melbourne recently. The awards recognise the best performing dealerships, teams and individuals across Land-

power and CLAAS Harvest Centre, the largest privately-owned farm machinery distribution network in Australasia.

Award worthy team: some of the staff at CLAAS Harvest Centre, South Gippsland. Back, from left, Rob Holcombe, Daryl Macey, Corey Dyke, Scott Sellings and Kathleen Reid. Kneeling, from left, Anthony Blackshaw, Brendan Logan and Pauline Graewe. Absent, Brett Scorah, Angie Blackshaw and Florian Mueller.

The network represents some of the world’s leading farm machinery brands, including CLAAS, AMAZONE and Seed Hawk, via 31 owned and franchised CLAAS Harvest Centres throughout New Zealand and Australia. The win is the culmination of more than 25 years of hard work for branch manager Anthony Blackshaw. He spent more than a decade as a service technician with farm machinery dealerships in Victoria and Western Australia before joining Tracmac Landpower (now CLAAS Harvest Centre, Gippsland) in Warragul as a sales representative in 1999. In 2003, he and wife Angie established their own Landpower franchise in Leongatha in partnership with Tracmac. “I grew up on a dairy and potato farm, so I have been around machinery from a very young age,” Anthony said. “We brought two kids into the world and they spent a lot of their early years in the office while Angie worked and I was out the back in the workshop. “This has very much been a family affair and without their support, I would not have succeeded.” Nine years later, the business was rebadged as a dedicated CLAAS Harvest Centre. Landpower, the franchisor of the CLAAS Harvest Centre network in New Zealand and Australia, acquired the dealership last year, with Anthony electing to stay on as manager. Over the past two decades, Anthony has acquired an enthusiastic following among his 450 or so customers throughout South Gippsland, one of Australia’s premier dairying regions. Customers frequently upgrade their machinery

purely on the strength of his recommendation and their long-standing satisfaction with the service provided by his team. “If you sell farm machinery, then you have to put your hand up and service it,” Anthony says. “To be acknowledged like this by our customers is a big win for the entire team, many of whom have been with us for five or 10 years. “It’s also a win for our product we represent and the support we get from Landpower.” Anthony paid tribute to his team: administration, Angie Blackshaw; sales representative, Scott Sellings; sales trainee, Brett Scorah; workshop foreman, Daryl Macey; service technicians, Florian Mueller and Brendan Logan; apprentice mechanic, Corey Dyke; parts interpreter, Pauline Graewe; workshop support, Rob Holcombe; and service administrator, Kathleen Reid.

Deserving winner: Landpower CEO Richard Wilson congratulates CLAAS Harvest Centre, South Gippsland branch manager Anthony Blackshaw on the branch winning the Customer Engagement Excellence Award.

New rules for LPA accreditation PRODUCERS who are Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) accredited will be required to have a documented farm biosecurity plan by October 1, 2017. If you are unsure whether your property is LPA accredited, go to https://lpa.nlis.com.au/search and type in your Property Identification Code (PIC) and click search. Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) says integrating biosecurity requirements strengthens the promise made to customers, protects the industry and environment, and streamlines the process of record keeping and reporting for livestock producers. A documented farm biosecurity plan needs to address: • manage and record the introduction and movement of livestock in a way that minimises the risk of introducing and/or spreading infectious diseases; • where reasonable and practical, control people, equipment and vehicles entering the property, thus minimising the potential for property contamination and, if possible, keep a record of such movements; and • prevent and control animal diseases on-farm by regularly monitoring and managing livestock. Points to consider with the plan include: • are livestock coming onto your property accompanied by a Livestock Health Statement/Declaration or equivalent? • are livestock entering your property screened to ensure they are in good health before being allowed into contact with existing animals? • are your boundary fences maintained in good condition, gates kept closed to ensure livestock from neighbouring properties cannot enter your property and your own livestock are contained? • are systems in place to ensure a vet or State Government animal health officer is notified if an unusual disease, illness or mortality is observed? • have you considered displaying signs at the front gate asking visitors to ask permission and take care when entering your property? • do you ensure treatment devices (syringes, drench guns) are disinfected thoroughly after use and are not shared with neighbours? and • do you keep (where practical) written, dated records detailing people, vehicles and equipment entering your property so that movements can be easily traced? To download a copy of an on farm biosecurity plan template, go to http://bit.ly/2hmneT5


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Farming Insight • VLE Leongatha

1 Heavy bulls

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VLE store sale Thursday, August 3 Steers: R.J. & E.J. Peters, Lance Creek, 1 x $1390; J.S. & K.J. Macaulay, Jack River, 19 x $1310; D. Read, Tarraville, 10 x $1310; Illeac Nominees P/L, Craigieburn, 16 x $1260; G.T. Cummaudo, Mirboo North, 11 x $1160; A.W. & C.M. O’Mara, Glengarry, 23 x $1100. Heifers: M.E. & K. Triantafyllou, Woodside, 16 x $1115; J. & B. Beale, Bodyarn, 2 x $950; J.K. & A. Mahood, Bass, 13 x $925; Burrabardoo, Tarwin, 15 x $885; R. Boddy & Son, Woodside, 21 x $880; D. Shandley, Pakenham, 4 x $880. Cow and calf: J. Dawson, Welshpool, 3 x $1700; P.W. Morissey, Tarra Valley, 9 x $480.

prop up market THERE were approximately 1130 export and 150 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 40 head week on week. The usual buying group was present but not all operating fully in a mostly cheaper market. Quality was wintry with most cattle showing the effects of the season. Vealers and yearling trade cattle sold 10c to 20c/kg cheaper with secondary young cattle suited to feed and restock selling to easier demand also. Grown steers and bullocks eased 8c to 15c with only a couple of pens of bullocks exceeding 300c/ kg. Heavy weight grown heifers held firm. Heavy weight Friesian and crossbred manufacturing steers sold generally firm. Heavy weight cows with finish eased 5c to 10c while the lighter and leaner grades eased 8c to 15c/ kg. Heavy weight bulls sold slightly better. Vealers to butchers sold from 320c to 334c/kg. Yearling trade steers made between 280c and 310c/ kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold between 274c and 294c, after a top of 319c/kg. Grown steers made from 272c to 297c/kg. Bullocks sold from 280c to 307c/kg. Heavy weight grown heifers made between 255c and 282c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers sold between 219c and 277c with the crossbred portion making between 240c and 295c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows made from 160c to 220c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold from 200c to 257c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made between 235c and 266c with the dairy lots selling from 212c and 230c/kg.

1. Sold well: Dallas and Heather Campbell from Mardan sold 34 Angus steers at the store sale held at VLE Leongatha last Thursday and were pleased with the result. 2. Happy hunting: David Lewis from Hallston was looking to buy cattle at the store sale held at VLE Leongatha last Thursday.

The next sale draw - August 9: 1. Phelan & Henderson & Co, 2. SEJ, 3. Landmark, 4. Rodwells, 5. Elders, 6. Alex Scott & Staff.

Prime Sale - Wednesday, August 2 BULLOCKS 10 L. Baryczka, Airly 13 Glennhill P/L, Leongatha 3 D. & M. Blake, Perry Bridge 12 Nutting Pines, Stratford 10 B. & D. Summers, Fish Creek 11 D. Boulton, Sale

687.0kg 691.2kg 601.7kg 588.3kg 578.5kg 641.4kg

306.6 306.6 296.6 296.6 295.2 295.0

$2106.34 $2119.08 $1784.54 $1745.00 $1707.73 $1892.02

STEERS 1 P. & M. Hammond, Childers 1 Jayden Boulton, Sale 1 G.T. Cummaudo, Mirboo North 2 Gordyns Pty Ltd, Sale 2 L.G, L.A & T.C. Calder, Meeniyan 1 Nutting Pines, Stratford

315.0kg 355.0kg 405.0kg 420.0kg 417.5kg 535.0kg

340.6 325.0 324.0 310.0 306.6 296.6

$1072.89 $1153.75 $1312.20 $1302.00 $1280.06 $1586.81

HEIFERS 1 G.T. Cummaudo, Mirboo North 1 L.G, L.A & T.C. Calder, Meeniyan 1 A. & Y. Morrison, Inverloch 1 Gordyns Pty Ltd, Sale 1 J. & M. Foote P/L, Fish Creek 3 Gordyns Pty Ltd, Sale

400.0kg 370.0kg 360.0kg 415.0kg 280.0kg 445.0kg

333.6 319.6 315.6 310.0 290.0 288.0

$1334.40 $1182.52 $1136.16 $1286.50 $812.00 $1281.60

COWS 8 Groves Estate P/L, Jam Jerrup 1 T. & M. McConnell, Korumburra 1 A. & D. Lawless, Hazelwood 2 B. & D. Summers, Fish Creek 8 G. Belcher, Woodside 1 M., K. & S. Breen, Buffalo

748.1kg 735.0kg 565.0kg 747.5kg 628.8kg 630.0kg

256.6 253.6 248.0 248.0 245.0 237.2

$1919.69 $1863.96 $1401.20 $1853.80 $1540.44 $1494.36

950.0kg 810.0kg 950.0kg 830.0kg 790.0kg 900.0kg

266.6 260.0 256.6 256.0 250.0 250.0

$2532.70 $2106.00 $2437.70 $2124.80 $1975.00 $2250.00

280.0kg 167.6

$469.28

BULLS 1 M. McCaughan, Pound Creek 1 P. Hammond, Ensay 1 G. Belcher, Woodside 1 R. & M. Bowron, Sandy Point 1 D. & K. Clark, Nerrena 1 R. & C. McGill Family Trust, Kongwak VEALER BULLS 1 I.R. & I.B. Eddy, Wonga Wonga

Full swing: Inverloch’s Lee and Kerry Harrison listened in on the Smith Steel clearing sale Good finds: from left, Pound Creek’s Daryl Hook and Koonwarra’s Humphrey Enter auction at Pound Creek with Samantha Smith on Friday morning. ventured to the Smith Steel clearing sale at Pound Creek on Friday to take a look at the products available.

Smith Steel clears the way

ALL steel was cleared at a successful clearing sale at Pound Creek last Friday. After 40 years of operation, Smith Steel closed recently and all left over stock and items were auctioned. There was plenty of interest, with more than 300 people registering on the day. The auction kicked off at 10am and SEJ agents were still on deck until around 4.30pm. “It was a great turn out. There were plenty of interested buyers,” vendor Neil Smith said. All steel products sold well on the day at varying prices from $100 to $800. As well as steel, there were also large quantities of screws and rivets, galvanised pipe, various sheets of mesh, storage racks and shelving, firefighting pumps, trailers, old farm gates, kennels and tyres, provided by both Smith Steel and outside vendors. Although Smith Steel has ceased trading, steel products will still be sold by McRae Engineering in Meeniyan. Anything previously sold at Smith Steel – including roofing iron, iron guttering, flashing and accessories, Colorbond roofing, galvanised steel, structural Potential buyers: Leongatha South’s Russell steel and beams – can be picked up in Meeniyan. McRae Engineering will facilitate deliveries to and Les White explored the Smith Steel clearcustomers. ing sale in Pound Creek on Friday morning.

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public notice SILVERSMITHING INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE? Demonstrations, discussion and practical work evenings

AUGUST 11 & 18 7pm SOUTH GIPPSLAND GEM CLUB OLD BOWLS CLUB ROOMS Hughes Street, Leongatha

Enrolment fee $10 Plus $10 per session (non-members) Limited places available

Contact Christine Rump 0439 622 105 or 2jinkers@tpg.com.au

situations vacant

public notice

LIGHT TIP TRUCK FOR HIRE Site ready assessed. Rubbish removal, registered landďŹ ll contractor. • General cartage • Firewood • Garden supplies • Mulch, etc. Reasonable rates

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SPRAY PAINTER/PANEL BEATER Local civil construction company seeks experienced Panel Beater / Spray Painter to prepare and ďŹ nish earthmoving equipment in our Leongatha workshop. Ph: 0408 595 501 Email: glen.richards@goldsmith.com.au

ALLIED HEALTH ASSISTANT Latrobe Regional Hospital is currently seeking Allied Health Assistants on a casual basis. These positions involve individual and group therapy for patients under the supervision of therapists, across various disciplines and in areas such as acute, sub-acute inpatient, community rehabilitation and sub-acute ambulatory care, in addition to patient transport.

CABINET MAKER

A casual vacancy exists within our Company for a qualiďŹ ed, experienced Cabinet Maker, specialising in custom built projects. The role is for 2-3 days per week. To be successful, the applicant needs to be able to work equally unsupervised and as part of a team, provide versatility, be able to read working drawings, self motivated and have good communication skills. To apply, forward your resumĂŠ to kgk@tpg.com.au Applications close August 25 2017

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PURCHASING AND STORES TRAINEE • Looking for a career in a dynamic industry? • Want nationally recognised accreditation, yet stay based in your local region?

POSITION VACANT FUNERAL DIRECTOR ASSISTANT Handley Funeral Services has been operating and servicing the South Gippsland communities since 1983. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest standards to provide professional and exceptional service to our families. We are seeking a full time Funeral Director Assistant for our Leongatha location. With this role, there will be an opportunity to become a Funeral Arranger/Conductor. To be successful in this position, you must meet the following criteria: • Be compassionate, honest, reliable, and well presented at all times • Have strong attention to detail and the ability to follow direction • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills with a focus on exceptional customer service • Be understanding and respectful to circumstances involving grieving families, their values and beliefs • ProďŹ cient in computer literacy and data entry • Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment • Ability to work in a team environment and autonomously • Current unrestricted Victorian driver's licence The position involves: • General assistance during funeral services • Transfers of deceased persons • Basic mortuary care (training provided) • Vehicle detailing, garden and general cleaning duties • Driving company vehicles to various locations • Participating in a shared after hours roster, including weekends and overtime Whilst previous experience in the funeral industry would be advantageous, it is not a requirement as full training will be provided. The successful applicant will need to be comfortable with a Police check. Please submit applications and resumĂŠs to: info@handleyfuneralservices.com.au Applications and resumĂŠs not addressing the criteria will not be considered. Applications close 5pm Thursday August 24, 2017

South Gippsland Water is an equal opportunity employer committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees are treated with respect and feel valued and supported. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic trainee to work in our Procurement Department at our Leongatha Depot. This is an 18 month ďŹ xed-term position. Applicants seeking exible working arrangements are encouraged to apply. A willingness to complete a CertiďŹ cate 3 in a related discipline, and a keen interest in inventory management and accounts administration will be highly regarded. A trainee wage is applicable. All training costs will be covered by South Gippsland Water. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit www.sgwater.com.au for a copy of the Position Description and for a full outline of the application process. Please contact People and Culture on 03 5682 0403 for enquiries relating to employment at South Gippsland Water, or Peter Winterburn on 03 5682 0459 for speciďŹ c information regarding this role. Applications close Monday 14 August 2017 at 9am.


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for sale

for sale

for sale

used vehicles

BOAT - Quintrex 435 Coast Runner, 40hp Evinrude E-Tec motor. All safety gear, all in excellent condition, $15,600. Ph: 0407403457.

MOBILITY SCOOTER - Drive Scout 3 wheel comes apart for simple transportation, very maneouverable, ideal for use in home or shopping centres. Absolute new condition, has only been used a very few times. $850 or best offer. Ph: 5682-2974.

FALCON XR6 turbo, sedan, grey, 2002, manual, reg. December 2017 (RZE113), $4,500. 0466-011980.

BUTCHER machinery, very cheap. Moving sale. Ph: 0402-385692. FIREWOOD, redgum & local wood, Ph 0408980-711, A/H 56625175. FIREWOOD - local messmate/stringy bark, cut, split, dry. Discounts on bulk loads. Free delivery available. Pick up or delivered. $100 per cubic metre. Ph: 0437-176187. HAY - small squares, new season, shedded, no weeds. Can deliver, conditions apply. Produced for horses (quality), $8 each. Ph: 5664-1320.

BUSINESS FOR SALE

SMALL BUSY POST OFFICE South Gippsland • Good turnover • Seaside resort • Safe essential service with no competition Ideal semi retirement couple Enquiries: 0431 820 614

situations vacant LOCAL, experienced Retail Assistant required for women’s clothing boutique. Permanent part time position, including Saturdays. Phone 0409-742186 for further details.

situations vacant

HAY - 5x4 rounds, shedded, excellent quality, can deliver. Phone Bill 0418506912. HAY, small squares, this season’s, good quality, fresh smell, green colour, $7 per bale. Ph: 5668-5281 Hallston. HAY 4x3x8 bales, vetch $253, lucerne $319, barley straw $165. All prices delivered to Leongatha area. Phone Joe 0429-138748, Matt 0427-040686. HAY: Square bales, horse quality, 100 available, $7 each. Ph: 5664-0190. HORSE for sale, 10 year old, 15.3 hands, standard bred, gelding. Needs experienced rider. Best offer. Ph: 0409-163388.

situations vacant

Welders / Boiler Makers and Riggers EXPERIENCE AND EXTRA OH&S TICKETS AN ADVANTAGE Resumés to: admin@hullsengineering.com.au PO Box 319, Leongatha 3953

SANDBLASTING equipment, too much to mention, all in good working order, approx $20,000. Contact Dick 0408-304850. SECONDHAND steel for sale, 10 x 310 UB shed rafters, 12 metres long, $500 each. Ph: 0408-593748.

Our growing organisation currently has two Communications opportunities available: Coordinator Communications This full me role reports to the CEO, coordinang a small communicaons team. Our ideal applicant will have a demonstrated approach to strategic communicaons management with proven experience in stakeholder engagement, excellent markeng, media and organisaon skills, and aributes of integrity, professionalism, respect and genuineness.

Communications Officer This part me (0.6FTE) role reports to the Coordinator Communicaons. Our ideal applicant will have a consistent approach in developing and delivering a wide range of corporate, promoonal and digital communicaons material to internal and external stakeholders.

Applications Close 5pm Mon 25 August 2017. To apply: Visit our careers page online. www.gphn.org.au/about-us/careers

wanted to buy ANY OLD farm four wheelers, good or bad, 4WDs or trucks. Will pay cash. Phone Matt 0401194601.

TIMBER Kiln dried blackwood, silver wattle, cypress, celery top pine, most sizes for furniture and craft, also slabs and structural pine. Ph: 5681-2261.

Mirboo North & District Junior Tennis Association

garage sales

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 classifieds@thestar.com.au or call in to 36 McCartin Street LEONGATHA to pick up your kit when you place your advertisement LEONGATHA 15 Church Street, Saturday, August 12, 8am start.

PULLETS Gippsland PHN is a Government funded primary health care organisaon with a focus on supporng general pracce, health planning, health system integraon and commissioning of services in line with naonal and local health priories.

TOYOTA Landcruiser Sahara, 200 Series, 2009, twin turbo diesel. Only 86,000km, $8,000 worth extras, silver grey, RWC, as new condition, $75,000. Reg GN660. Ph: 5664-0037.

SLEEPERS, treated pine, 200 x 50 x 2.4 $12.10 each, 200 x 75 x 2.4 $16.75 each, 200 x 75 x 3.0 $ 20.90 each. Free delivery for pack lots. Phone Joe 0417530662.

livestock

Posions Vacant

MERCEDES BENZ 200B, 1998. Good condition, regularly serviced, 4 near new Michelin tyres. Selling $3,000 ONO. (OVD826) Phone 5662-2494.

Wednesday, August 23 Commercial crossbreds. Vaccinated.

12wk Isa Brown $17.50 Available from Elders Past., Leongatha

11am Phone 5662 3523 to order now (Brian Larkin Poultry)

BULLS for hire or for sale. Friesian, Angus, Hereford, Limo or Jersey. All sound young bulls. Hire or sale. Phone 0447-331762. OLD PORT POULTRY FARM Delivering 18 wk old Isa Brown laying hens to your area on Sunday, August 13, $21 each. Ph: 0438-832535.

Classified advertising closes 12 noon Mondays

meetings

AGM

Thursday, August 31 at the Leongatha Tennis Club rooms commencing at 7.30pm Contact Grant McColl 0407 329 776

MARDAN TENNIS CLUB INC.

AGM

Tuesday, August 22 at Grant & Tracie McColl’s house Commencing at 7.30pm Contact Grant 0407 329 776

Korumburra Working Horse & Tractor Rally

AGM WEDNESDAY AUGUST 30 The Korumburra Meeting Rooms 8pm All welcome

Email your adverts to The Star ads@thestar.com.au

bereavement thanks BRIGHT - Mandy Joan. The family of the late Mandy Bright would like to thank family and friends for their phone calls, messages, cards, flowers, food and attendance at Mandy’s funeral. Special thanks to Ray Sullivan from Handley Funeral Services for his warmth and care during this difficult time, and Pam Herrald for conducting the funeral service. Thanks for the care of the doctors and nursing staff at both Korumburra Hospital and Frankston Palliative Care. Please accept this as our personal thanks. Marj Bright, Judy Bright, Trevor Brewster and families.

marriage celebrant

Jo Fennell 0437 465 399

johanne4@bigpond.com

Jenny Milkins All areas - 5672 3123 jenny_milkins@hotmail.com

in memoriam MARSHMAN - Isabel. My beautiful Mum, your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. Love and miss you so very much Mum. Thel and family. xxx

deaths COGHLAN (nee McLennan) - Faye. Passed away peacefully at Leongatha on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Aged 90 years. Loving wife of Russ (dec). Dearly loved mum of Leigh and Peter, Ian and Voula, Gayle; Graeme and Dot. Cherished Nanna of 9 and great grandmother of 13. Rest peacefully Faye. DURLING - Edward Vincent (Ted). 1937 - 2017 Passed away peacefully at Koorooman House on August 3, 2017. Much loved husband of Patsy. Dearly loved dad and father-in-law of Melissa and Paul, and Brad. Adored ‘Dancing Pop’ to Jonte, Lester and Chelsea. Hope you find your treasure. SMITH - Ian William Douglas. 1946 - 2017 Passed away at home in Leongatha on July 31, 2017. Much loved husband of Joan. Loving Dad to Louise and Anthony, Matt and Jodie, Luke and Shannyn. Adored Poppy Ian to Joshua, Taylar, Archar, Ethan, Callum and Mia. To the world he was just one man, But to his family he was the world. My Darling Ian, My husband, my partner and my very best friend. Loved you yesterday, today and all the tomorrows. Joan. Dad, We have no words for the loss we feel, you have left an eternal impression on our hearts. Thank you for being you and helping us to become the strongest versions of ourselves. We love you and will miss you forever. With love always. Louise and A. xxx Dad, You were so much more to me than just a dad. Thanks for everything you did for me and my family. You will always be in our thoughts. Love always. Matt, Jodie, Josh, Ethan and Callum.

deaths

funerals

funerals

Dad, You were everything a son could have ever wanted. A hard boss, an amazing father, a loving Poppy and always my mate. Gone now but in our hearts forever. Love you always Dad, Poppy Ian. Luke, Shannyn, Taylar, Archar and Mia.

COGHLAN A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Mrs Faye Coghlan will be held at the Leongatha RSL (cnr Michael Place and Smith Street) on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 commencing at 12 midday.

DURLING - The Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Mr Edward Vincent (Ted) Durling will be held at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Leongatha on Friday, August 11, 2017 commencing at 2pm. The funeral will leave at the conclusion of the service for the Leongatha Lawn Cemetery.

SMITH - Ian. Our thoughts run deep, memories we shall always keep. Your act of kindness shall never ever be forgotten. We shall keep the lolly jar full for the boys.

A service for burial will precede the above service at the Leongatha Lawn Cemetery commencing at 11am.

Miss you mate, Roger, Margret, Paul, Jodie, Ashley and families. SMITH - Ian. Our deepest sympathy to Joan, Louise, Matt, Luke and families on the sad passing of our friend, cousin and business partner Ian. Will be sadly missed by Greg, Leonie, Michael, Tayla and Kellie. Rest peacefully. SMITH - Ian. The committee and members of the Woorayl Golf Club would like to convey their deepest sympathy to Joan and the Smith family on the sad passing of Ian, a much loved and respected life member, past captain and generous supporter of our club over many years. Ian will be remembered always and sadly missed. Our thoughts are with you during this sad and difficult time. SMITH - Ian William Douglas. 26.4.1946 - 31.07.2017 Loved and loving only son of Nell and Bert Smith. Loved and caring brother of Sybil and Sue, brother-in-law of Ewan and uncle to Megan, Lachlan, Lesley and Hamish (dec). SMITH - Ian William Douglas. Loved and respected boss and friend of all staff at A.W. Smith & Sons. There isn’t a tonic, when someone is ill, Like the smell of the sawdust that comes from the mill. And when I pass over, and when I am thru, Up yonder is Heaven I know what I’ll do, I’ll stand by the gate and keep watching for those, Who come with the smell of gum on their clothes For in Heaven, I’ll want it, I will The smell of the sawdust that comes from the Mill. Our thoughts are with Joan, Louise and Anthony, Matthew, Jodie, Joshua, Ethan and Callum, Luke, Shannyn, Taylar, Archar and Mia. Ian will missed.

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Scott and Sharon Anderson With care & dignity we serve South Gippsland and Phillip Island Main Office: WONTHAGGI / INVERLOCH 5672 1074 176-178 Graham Street, Wonthaggi 3995 Fax: 5672 1747 email: randm33@bigpond.net.au PHILLIP ISLAND 5952 5171 15 Warley Avenue, Cowes 3922 (by appointment only) Pre-paid & pre-arranged funeral plans available CARING & PERSONAL 24 HOUR SERVICE www.handleyandandersonfunerals.com.au MEMBER OF AUSTRALIAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION

New Gippsland Ports website GIPPSLAND Ports is proud to announce the launch of an enriched website featuring a fresh new design, improved functionality and enhanced content. “The new Gippsland Ports website is an important element of improving our communication with existing and prospective customers and the community,” corporate services manager Steve Martin said. “By improving access to our site via desktop, mobile and tablet devices, we can continue to expand our connection with various audiences.” The website has been reorganized to focus a user’s attention on waterway safety to assist in providing an enjoyable experience. An enhanced interactive mapping tool allows access to always current navigation information. Real time webcams, weather and tidal information enable visitors to view current conditions at Lakes Entrance and Mallacoota prior to leaving home, whilst links to other local weather and camera still shots at Loch Sport and Port Albert are accessible also. Additionally, the site provides helpful resources, including general navigation information, news and publications of interest, a user friendly contact area as well as all current employment and tender opportunities. To explore the new design, visit www.gippslandports.vic.gov.au.


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Storm celebrate another successful season GIPPSLAND Storm Elite Development Netball Club recently celebrated another successful autumn season at its presentation night, held at the Beaconsfield Community Centre.

U15 two: award winners Olivia Kontanty (best and fairest), Chelsea U15 three: coach Darren Stafrace with best team player Mikayla Morris (coach’s award) and Jaimee Nelson (runner up best and fair- Jones, runner up best and fairest Alex MacQueen, best and fairest est) pictured with coach Nicole MacQueen. Eloise Crabtree, and best and fairest Maggie Blackmann.

U17s: runner up best and fairest Millie Sadler, best and fairest Ella U13 one: Kaylah Loutanting (most consistent), Alix Petelinek (most Spencer and most determined Hanna Levin with coach Caitlin Arm- determined) and Lucy McKellar (runner up best and fairest) with coach Traci Straface. strong.

U13 two: Keely Burgman (runner up best and fairest), Ella Trevaga U15 one: Zali Anderson (best and fairest), Hollie Peterson (runner (runner up best and fairest) and Molly Turner (most improved) with up best and fairest), Lanni Pryor (runner up best and fairest) and Maddie Chamberlain (coach’s award) with coach Liza Pharaoh. coach Holly Monaghan.

Milestones celebrated in cold conditions AT 6:45am on Saturday morning the wind was howling and the rain was belting down. The weather app said there was a 70 per cent chance that this would be the parkrun conditions at 8am. As if by magic, and probably because Inverloch’s 155th parkrun had some important milestones to celebrate, around 7:45am the rain stopped and the wind dropped considerably. First of the milestone celebrants was Glenn Sullivan. Glenn is not only a regular speed demon on the five kilometre path, but has worked in various volunteer roles an amazing total of 25 times. The volunteers are the backbone of the parkrun experience and the 25 times Glenn has stepped up puts him into the super-volunteer role. Second, there was Alan McKinnon. Alan is one of the keen parkrun walkers week in and week out. He’s always got a smile on the dial and he has plugged away over 49 parkruns to reach his 50th on Saturday.

Achievement: Kate Lew Ton ran her 100th parkrun in Inverloch last Saturday.

Lastly, there was Kate Lew Ton. This week she joined the prestigious group of runners who have run 100 parkruns. A big welcome to four new parkrunners Sharna Keritz, Michelle Stewart, Norm Price and Jeannie Price and the lone parkrun tourist Des Farley from Churchill. This week had a sprinkling of personal bests from Damien King (broke that 21 minute barrier), Luke Ransom (also broke that 21 minute barrier), Gary Bolding, Janine Wynen (a personal best a week over the last 4 weeks), Glen Smith (took a massive eight minutes off last week’s parkrun), Mollie Valentine-Ransom, Adrian Davies and Pam Dunkley Price. The event was made possible by seven volunteers: Bill Barbour, Nathan Castle, Elli Hutchinson, Julian Walker, Julie Farmilo, Noel Farmilo and Fiona Richardson. Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Inverloch parkrun results page. Male placings: Bill Barry of Wonthaggi Road Runners was first over the line in 19:02 - 24th time in 92 appearances. Scott Morrison was second over the line in 19:52 has been first to finish on two previous occasions. Damien King of Bass Coast Barracudas was third over the line in 20:45. Female placings: Georgia Burns of Little Athletics was first (sixth overall) over the line in 21:57 - 44th time in 78 appearances. Janine Wynen was second (13th overall) over the line in 23:37. Heather Farley of Team Mito, was third (16th overall) over the line in 24:38 - has been first to finish on four previous occasions. The three highest age grades were recorded by: Heather Farley – 79.91 per cent for the time 24:38 (16th overall). Georgia Burns – 72.74 per cent for the time 21:57 (6th overall). Lily Whitehouse – 71.54 per cent for the time 25:39 (18th overall). The female record is held by Charlotte Wilson who recorded a time of 18:11 on October 29, 2016. The male record is held by Ed Beischer who recorded a time of 16:27 on June 10, 2017. The Age Grade course record is held by Lavinia Petrie who recorded 106.20% (22:03) on November 26, 2016.

Storm fielded five teams in the finals series at the Waverley Netball Centre with three grand final wins, playing against some of the best junior tournament squads in the state. The Storm players are drawn from all over Gippsland, including Leongatha, Korumburra Traralgon, Warragul and Drouin. Players are also drawn from the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Cranbourne, Berwick, Beaconsfield, Officer and Pakenham. The dedication of both players and parents from country Victoria is inspiring, traveling up to six to eight hours per week for both the games at Waverley and training sessions at Pakenham Sunday afternoon. Storm’s grand final winning squads this season were the U15 one, U15 two and the U13 two squad. The open squad were runners up finalists and the U13 one just missed out in the first semi final. Head coach Simon O’Shanassy praised the performance of all the seven squads and coaches during the autumn season, their dedication and commitment to both their team mates and coaching staff throughout the season. A special presentation was made to Anna Klaric from Inspire Physiotherapy for Women Beaconsfield. They were thanked for their support and sponsorship over many years. A special guest in attendance for the evening was Shane O’Sullivan, president of Monash University Storm, Gippsland Storm’s sister club in the Victorian Netball League. Shane was the former CEO of the Brisbane Lions and current board member of Netball Victoria; he is currently also the football manager for the Carlton Football Club. Shane offered his encouragement to both players and coaches at Gippsland Storm to take that next step into the VNL. Another highlight of the evening was guest speaker Shae Brown, who currently plays for the Collingwood Magpies in the National Suncorp Super Netball series. Prior to this, she played for the Melbourne Kestrels and the West Coast Fever. Shae talked about her netball journey, constantly taking on new challenges. This was an inspiring, thought provoking speech; one that will be remembered by both players and coaches. Storm now look forward to its annual tryouts on October 8 at Pakenham and October 15 at Leongatha; see the website for preregistration information www. gippslandstorm.com.au. It is also looking forward to another successful spring season at Waverley, with finals in early December.

• Wonthaggi Senior Table Tennis Championships

Anstey wows at Yarrawonga WONTHAGGI Table Tennis Association player Zach Anstey won four events in the Yarrawonga Senior Championships on Saturday, August 5. These were the U21 Singles, Division 2 Singles, Open Men’s Doubles and U21 Doubles. Beau Dobbins was runner up in the U13 Doubles with a Geelong player at the Yarrawonga Junior Championships on Sunday. Michael Ede won Over 70 Singles and Doubles and was runner up in the Over 60 Doubles at the Shepparton Veteran Championship on Sunday. Averil Roberts won the Over 65 Women’s Singles and was runner up in the Over 60 Women’s Doubles. Three other Wonthaggi association players Patricia Denier, Daniel Park and Jake Bennett competed at the tournaments and did well. Wonthaggi players certainly move around; these state tournaments are qualifying events for National Championships. Locally: A Grade matches at Wonthaggi have been extremely competitive with close scores every week. Justin Licis, Rod Kimmins and Jake Stivic (Shinglebacks) remain the only undefeated team at the conclusion of an exciting battle last week against Bruce Harmer, Steve Anstey, Bayley Poynton-Jessup (Cobras). Bruce is the only undefeated player in A Grade. A Reserve got off to a swinging start last week with

seven teams. Turkeys (Archie Paxton, Siobhan Paxton and Charley Donohue) won its match five to four after a thrilling final doubles set against Mocking Jays (Rowan Keating, Wilton Rodriguez and Sue Macknamara). It was good to see Sue and another new player David Walkley ticking up some wins. Crows (Brad Scott, David Walkley and Mitch Stivic) had a five to four win on the last doubles against Hawks (Steve McIlvena, Jack Donohue and Callum Martin). Callum’s surprise win against Mitch set Hawks on the way to a win but it wasn’t to be. Cockatoos (Beau Dobbins, Jake Stivic and Oscar Conway) had a bye. Ducks (Daniel Park, Bayley Poynton-Jessup and Jake Bennett) had a good result against Penguins (Jack Duff, Nancy Pattinson and Leanne Costello), although many of their sets were very close. Ducks lead the ladder at this early stage of the season. The undefeated A Reserve players are Daniel Park, Archie Paxton, Steve McIlvena and Bayley Poynton-Jessup. B Grade; This competition would the strongest B Grade on record for Wonthaggi. Golden Retrievers (Jake Stivic and Poppy Duff) lead the ladder with two four to one wins to date. Great Bermies (Jack Donohue and Noah Humphrey) and Pit Bulls (Mitch Stivic and Braden Andrighetto) are hot on their heels. Undefeated: Jake Stivic.

Students impress in clay target shoot OUTSTANDING results came out of the South East Zone Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Annual Clay Target Championship for Wonthaggi Secondary College last Thursday. Twelve students attended the championship, along with parents and teacher Alistair McLeod. The students performed exceptionally to record some of the best results on the day. All students represented the school positively and supported each other to record the following results; Junior girls: Jasmine Kent, second.

Junior boys: Max Bird, first. Senior boys: Cooper Goodwin, second. Senior girls: Dakota Suckling, second. High gun winner: Cooper Goodwin with 19 out of 20 clays. Wonthaggi’s team – consisting five students – won with 80 out of 100 clays. It was fantastic to see Rio gold medallist Katherine Skinner at the event talking to the students. Congratulations to all students who participated, and thank you to the parents who gave their support on the day.


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Magic 250: well done to Jarryd Roughead on achieving his 250th game milestone.

Not his day: Jarryd Roughead is chaired off the ground after his 250th despite the loss of the Hawks to the rampaging Richmond.

250 a milestone for Roughead By Tony Giles JARRYD Roughead, current Hawthorn captain, must have wondered for a time his AFL football career was over. Take the clock back to 2015 and Roughead had different things on his mind-his health. When he had a melanoma removed from his lip that year and in May, 2016 it was diagnosed that it had spread to his lungs football was the furthest thing from his mind. The football world rallied around him and so did his family, and the immunotherapy treatment

he was to receive fortunately worked. Fast forward to Sunday afternoon and Jarryd runs onto the ground for his 250th game for the Hawks against Richmond. The game didn’t pan out the way he wanted but just to be out there is an achievement in itself. The Hawks were playing a team in really good form, Richmond, and despite a huge rally by Roughead and his team in the second half, the Tigers were just too strong. Roughead uncharacteristically sprayed a couple of kicks out on the full; it wasn’t to be Hawthorn’s day.

Englishman to buoy Cobras By Brad Lester A STAR English bowler will join Korumburra Cricket Club this coming cricket season. Tom Richards will join the Cobras from his home club Tenterden, travelling to Australia for the first time. “From all of the correspondence and things that I have been told about Korumburra Cricket Club, I feel they are an ambitious club with a lot of exciting young talent,” he said. “Having been told how well the club did last year, I hope I will be able to help the club win the competitions that we will be competing in.” Korumburra’s Peter Edwards said the Cobras are looking forward to Richards’ influence. “It is great for the club and the club’s development, not only for the club’s A Grade side with the tilt that we had at finals last year, but I think his knowledge and schooling in cricket will help our junior kids,” he said. “We’re hoping Tom will develop our Under 16 kids to be medium to fast bowlers. He will be a player but will assist around the club in many other ways. “He’s going to be an excellent cog in the development of our club into the future, so we’re super excited that he’s planning to join us.” Richards opens the bowling for Tenterden, but can

On the way: English cricketer Tom Richards will boost Korumburra Cricket Club’s depth and develop young players this coming cricket season. also contribute lower order runs and has some ability with the bat. “Previously I have played cricket in Division One and the Premier division in Kent from my home club Tenterden and have played for them ever since I was a junior first taking up the game,” he said. “I have also played for Kent Second XI and was involved in Kent’s indoor winter program last year, training with the first XI, leading up to their pre-season. “This year I was also fortunate enough to be asked to net bowl at the Sri Lankan champions trophy squad.” Having played for Tenterden since he was 10, Richards said that club has same policy

of developing young players as does Korumburra, and “this makes it feel like Korumburra is the right club to be involved with”. “I hope to bring to the club the experiences that I have gained through my previous cricketing experiences and I hope that I can use this to help develop the young talent at the club,” he said. “I also hope that I would be able to bring so additional skills to an already successful team.” The Cobras are organising employment and accommodation for Richards during his time at the club. The arrangement came about through an agent.

Appropriately though, the cheer squad had assembled a massive banner for Roughead and the four time premiership captain obliged. He was later chaired off the ground by teammates and applauded by fans of both teams. While Hawthorn’s major announcement in January was that Jarryd Roughead had been appointed as their new captain, the man himself deftly put the elevation into perspective. Roughead, 29, was cleared of cancer only in December, and until that point had thought he may not play again until midway through this year once his treatment had finished. While foot-

ball is, and remains, important to him, the fourtime premiership star now understands there is far more to life. “I thought footy was everything up until what happened. Now that I have gone through what I have, you understand that footy is only going to be 15, 16 years of my life in terms of playing,” he said. “I want to potentially live to be a dad or grandad. That’s one of the things the (doctor) said when I got the all clear, that he wants to see me become a grandad. That means more than just 15 years of footy.

McNiven trumps Winton field By Brad Lester PETE McNiven returned to Leongatha with a $1000 cheque after winning the Forpark Australia Historic Touring Car feature race at Winton on Sunday. He endured rain and hail, and hungry competition to claim victory in 10 laps, after the race was reduced from 17 laps as weather deteriorated at the Winton Festival of Speed. Driving a LJ XU1 GTR Torana – 1971 model - McNiven fended off a challenge from Andrew Williams. McNiven started the race in pole position and dropped to second at the first corner, only to re-take the lead in the second lap as Williams moved up the grid to second. “If anyone was going to hunt me down from that field, it was him,” McNiven said. “He just seemed to stay pretty constant no matter how hard I tried. I was working pretty hard to break that gap that I had.” With Williams in close pursuit, McNiven thought through every position he held on the track. “I just kept pushing and kept it straight and kept it clean,” he said. “If I didn’t do that, he was going to break me.” McNiven found the conditions hard, particu-

larly leading the race, as he had to rely on his judgement to drive as fast as he could while staying safe, with no drivers in front to suggest how to enter corners or when to brake. “It was the worst conditions to be doing what I was trying to do,” he said. The victory was even more sweet given the McNiven team endured engine troubles and a delay in making the pre-grid on time in lead-up races, after deliberating over tyres due to the inclement weather. “The final was the important one and the one that everyone wants to win, and it has the $1000 cheque at the end of it,” he said. The young racer was joined on the track by his father Jim McNiven, who was competing in his first race in a Torana and finished 13th. “Jim’s been supporting me throughout my racing from day dot. We used to race go karts together,” McNiven junior said. McNiven junior has been racing on and off since 2005 and before that competed in go karting for 12 years. He has raced one vehicle or another since he was eight. “It’s (motor racing) a lot more of a challenge than most people off the street think that it is,” he said. “It’s a lot more physical than what people think as well. I wear my heart

Job done: Leongatha racer Pete McNiven is all smiles after winning the Forpark Australia Historic Touring Car feature race at Winton on Sunday. rate monitor and it will generally be 180 beats per minutes during the whole time that I’m on the track. “It’s a lot of stress and effort. You do not get a rest.”

His next race is the Historic Sandown event from November 10 to 12. The McNiven family runs the Autobarn motoring store in Leongatha.


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Island too strong for Stars Women’s

IN freezing conditions, Inverloch’s senior women’s team fought hard against a strong Phillip Island attack. Off the boot: the ball left Stars’ Toby Challinor’s boot for a hard earned goal against the Breakers in the U14s match on Sunday.

Inverloch’s defence worked hard to shut down the onslaught from the Island team and at half time the scores were two nil. In the second half, Inverloch came out firing and it wasn’t long before it had put a score on the board. Inverloch tried to keep the ball in its attacking half, but Phillip Island was too strong. Phillip Island won four

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was too strong, winning the game five nil.

IT was a cold day with the constant threat of rain for the U15 girls’ game between Inverloch and Phillip Island on Sunday. The match was hard work for both teams, with the Stars showing some extra grit to keep the score low against the league frontrunners. The Island managed two goals in the first half and despite repeated attempts at goal by the Challinor sisters Jess and Amy, Inverloch failed to score. The second half saw yet more excellent saves by Inverloch goalie Tiffany Matheson, but the Island

EVEN the arctic wind did not keep the U10s away, with another great turnout for the Inverloch Stars to match up against Philip Island. It was great to see several players putting their hand up for the goal keeper position given the reputation of the goal kicking strength of Philip Island. Congratulations to Asher and Spencer for some fantastic saves and for keeping focused despite a constant attack. The Stars worked hard to keep the Island at bay,

to one.

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defending off many forward attacks and driving the ball into its forward from some great passes into space. Augustus from the Stars was able to cut through the Philip Island defence to score twice and give his team reason to celebrate but the day well and truly rested with a well-structured and skilful Philip Island. The Stars made everyone on the sidelines proud with plenty of positive talk and smiles after the game as they all looked forward to seeing each other again at training Wednesday night.

Knights outplay City Seniors

Tough competition: Eli Cousins played hard all day for Inverloch Stars in both the Reserves and men’s matches.

KORUMBURRA City opened the match strong with a fantastic goal from Josh Crook in muddy conditions with the sun shining. The rain would hold off for the rest of the afternoon but the

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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ground was soaked. Leongatha equalised and at half time it was all tied up. Korumburra tried and tried; Rory Cull and Craig Wallace stood tall in defence, Johnny Janiw had some runs up the wing but didn’t receive the ball on occasions. Off sides punished City; when it broke through, it couldn’t find the net. The conditions bore frustration although there were glimpses of perfection; Leongatha had the hunger and scored another three goals. Ending the game in the sunshine, Korumburra conceded the Newey Shield to Leongatha one to four.

Reserves

Boost for Burra: Korumburra’s Alana LopezFreeman on her way to scoring her first goal in the U15 Girls side. Photo credit: Rose Hurst.

KORUMBURRA took to the pitch and played in conditions it was not used to; wind, rain and lots of mud, heavy underfoot. This didn’t deter either team but Leongatha played the conditions better and at half time had a three nil lead. Another four goals to the home side would see them take a convincing win over Korumburra who had little time attacking. A goal almost came from Dave Hurst, however the Knight’s goalie made sure that it wasn’t going into the net. Michael Smith played well

in goals for Korumburra, saving as many as he could. Simon Brady couldn’t celebrate his 50th game for Korumburra City, but still enjoyed his game. Korumburra defeated was defeated seven nil.

Women LEONGATHA Knights’ fast paced team was not restricted by the mud and rain; it powered through to be leading five nil at the half time break. Another six goals after half time from Knights to City’s single goal from Lucy MacPherson saw a punishing defeat to the visiting side. Treen Halkett had some fun back in goals, with some fantastic diving saves in the mud and rain, Tash Hurst was on fire delivering some accurate balls from the wing over and over but goals were not going to be scored by the City girls. Although Korumburra couldn’t find the net, it came off the pitch covered in mud and full of smiles, a great spirited game. Korumburra was defeated 11 nil.

U16 IT wasn’t to be Korumburra’s day on the pitch as the Leongatha Knights well drilled squad clearly outplayed the Korumburra City side.

Adapting to the wet and muddy conditions fared well with the home side, taking a six nil win over Korumburra.

U15 Girls LEONGATHA mustered seven players for the local derby and entered the game with a passion to win, something Korumburra clearly lacked. Two goals to Leongatha in the first half on a muddy pitch with rain falling were going to be hard to catch up on for Korumburra’s players. Injuries plagued City’s usual star players and that hurt them on the pitch, another four goals from Leongatha sealed the game. In the final seconds, City’s Alana Lopez-Freeman found the net after a superb run through the Knights defenders, at the full time whistle, Korumburra lost one to six.

U14 KORUMBURRA and Leongatha were again quite evenly matched in heavy conditions with rain consistently falling. At half time it was anyone’s game after Korumburra’s Riley Olden found the net, however Leongatha quickly replied. Opening the second half at one all, Olden scored again only to have two quick replies by Leongatha. Another goal for Korumburra’s Julien Rosse tied it up once more. Knights broke through City’s defence and took out the win, four to three.

U12

Competitive: Korumburra and Leongatha Senior men’s players are all eyes for the ball. Photo credit: Dave Hurst.

COACH Graham Beech reflected on a tough day on the pitch for his talented side. “U12s lost four to one to Leongatha today. Ground conditions were poor and our fast moving and skilled game style didn’t work in those conditions,” he said. “All the players put their heart and soul into the game and I was very proud of them. Special mention for Sam who really put in and played well and Harrison who gave his all trying to push the ball forward as well as coming back to help defence.”


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thestar.com.au Buffalo indoor Wednesday, August 2 AN enjoyable night of bowls at Buffalo last week, with 10 bowlers and Rod watching. Two games of 10 ends were played using six bowls. In game one Charlie Tumino and Peter Tiziani combined well and out bowled Glenys Pilkington, Illene Tiziani and Mary Tumino 14-6. On the other mat Toni Heldens, Carolyn Benson and Joyce Occhipinti got off to a flying start but Joe Occhipinti and Bill Wolswinkel won three ends in a row to tie the scores 7-all, with two ends to play. Toni, Carolyn and Joyce steadied and won 12-7. In the second game Bill skippered with Joe leading. Unfortunately their luck did not change and they were beaten by Charlie and Peter 12-3. Glenys, Illene and Mary won their first game narrowly beating Toni, Carolyn and Joyce 10-7. Charlie and Peter were the night’s winners as they were the only team with two wins (WW) 14 ends, next Toni, Carolyn and Joyce (WL) 10 ends +2, third Glenys, Illene and Mary (LW) 10 ends -5, fourth Joe and

Bill (LL) four ends. Social bowls Wednesday 7.30pm at the Buffalo hall. All welcome.

South Gippsland Midweek ON Thursday, bowlers played at Inverloch. There were 20 hardy souls who braved the elements and turned out for the morning session. Bowlers started with two fours and four triples, with Peter joining one of the triples to make a third four. They were greeted with hot soup at lunchtime, which was much appreciated along with the scones which were delicious. The winners on the day were the team skipped by Denis Talbot with Jill Bateman and Pat Stoneham. They were the only two game winners. It was a tough job to decide on the runners up with three teams on equal points and very little in the way of shot difference between them. The runners up were the team skipped Geoff Ryan with Steve Snelling, Lorna Clements and Graham McKergon. The best one game win-

ners were the team skipped by Jan Coates along with Eileen Dwyer and Ray Dickie. Next week is at San Remo, which has promised better weather than last time.

Foster A VERY quiet night was had on Saturday, with only five players. One team seemed to be too strong throughout the night. At one point the margin did close to only three but then took off again, keeping a comfortable lead right to the end. That was the team of Ian Rogers and Peter Stapleton. All enjoyed the night. Venture out next Saturday night for a game of carpet bowls at the bowls club; please have your names in by 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. It costs $4 to play with a light supper to follow. Phone names in to the club 5682 2061, or for further details phone Bev on 0408 369 298. On Saturday, July 29, a roll-up of thirteen players turned out for lawn bowls. It was a very pleasant afternoon weatherwise. The winners on the day

were F. Raiti and A. Crouch. This Saturday, August 5, the sun was out but a rather gusty, chilly breeze persisted, as did the players. Playing two games of eight ends to end the afternoon before the weather turned. The winners, after a challenging afternoon of bowls, were L. Wagstaff and I. Rogers.

Mardan MARDAN had four teams this week and played two games of 12 ends. The winning team was skipped by Cliff Smith, who is back from an overseas trip. Bev Greenwood was lead and president Ann Plowman played second which made for formidable team. The score was two wins and 15 ends. The runner up team was skipped by champion bowler Vito Serafino. His team was led by his visiting nephew Andrea who is from Italy. Andrea acquitted himself rather well for a beginner. John McColl played second; they had a score of 14 ends and one win. That’s all for this week, RG.

Wednesday winners: Lola Marsh, Gary Hardy (skip) and Judy Parker won Inverloch’s social bowls.

Jeremiah bounces back

Runners up: Lorraine Dowson, Cynthia Hensley (skip) and Allan Johnson came in second at social bowls on Wednesday.

• Leongatha Badminton

AFTER an injury plagued season, Neil Jeremiah is hitting top form just as the finals series approaches. Neil played his best match for the season defeating close friend and rival Greg Marshman in a fascinating singles battle that went 15-4 to Neil, and cementing his team Kia into the important fourth position. Kia was provided magnificent support from Brayden Krohn and Tom Dudley and this team could be the dark horse for taking out the grand final. Their opponents Honda could almost say goodbye to its finals’ aspirations this season as the gap between fourth and fifth teams has got wider. An interesting battle took place between the two cellar

dwellers Ford and Nissan but it was Ford that had all the answers. Paul Robinson was brilliant all night, too good against an insipid Frank Dekker who seems to be better at making the sandwiches than playing good badminton. Mike Timpano has hit a purple patch recently winning all his sets in style against Nigel Grimes, a testament to Mike’s persistent play. Glenn Kleeven also seems to be coming good late in the year and has helped elevate Ford off the bottom of the ladder. Subaru was too classy for Holden, Josh Almond in good form and Kristen Bentley is playing excellent badminton at present. Gail Beer also came to the party and this Subaru team had a dominant victory. For Holden Tim Bright

put up some excellent resistance and Arthur Grabham again stood out winning his singles easily, of note Gail Beer turned the tables on her sister Rhonda Newton and won her singles quite convincingly. In the last match for analysis, two of the top teams played a cracker of a match against each other. The best singles encounter for the season took place between Steve Johnson and Trent Hughes and at times it looked like Trent had this match in his control, but Steve never gives in and came back to claim a memorable victory that left all spectators marvelling at the skill and standard of these two great players. A credit to both men. Matthew Oomman had a top night for Mazda as did Brae Byrne, and it will be interesting to see how this team performs

under finals pressure. Ian Cole and Karsten Krohn were both solid during the evening and all looks set for an absorbing finals series. All players are reminded to keep September 2 free as our annual presentation dinner will be on at the Leongatha RSL. A top night is always assured. Round 12 results Ford 6/105 d Nissan 2/69, Mazda 5/111 d Toyota 3/89, Kia 6/110 d Honda 2/70, Subaru 6/112 d Holden 2/74.

Ladder Subaru .....................................84 Mazda ......................................80 Toyota ......................................79 Kia ...........................................61 Honda .......................................54 Holden ......................................52 Ford ..........................................37 Nissan.......................................33

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Good weather for social bowls IMPROVING weather brought 30 mixed-mufti bowlers out to do battle last Wednesday for their weekly social bowls game at Inverloch. They played two 12-end games of three-bowl triples, and produced three two-game winners, all within one point, the final result for first and second determined on a shotsup count-back Winners, on 35 points and 17 shots up were Gary Hardy (S), Lola Marsh and Judy Parker. Runners-up, also on 35 points, but 16 points up, were Cynthia Hensley (S), Lorraine Dowson and Allan Johnson. The hard luck team with

34 points were John Sutcliffe (S) Maureen Paynting and Joan Clark. On Thursday, August 3, Neil Everitt and Cynthia Hensley welcomed 20-odd players from the South Gippsland Midweek Bowls group to Inverloch, and teams of three and four played two 12- end games. Local veteran and regular midweek bowler Pat Stoneham was pleased to be on the winning team, in her monthly home ground appearance with the mid weekers. Sunday’s scheduled social game was cancelled out of respect for the prevailing weather. Next Friday, August 11, will be meals night at Inver-

loch. Inverloch’s monthly Open Pairs event, with handy cash prizes for placegetters, is scheduled for Saturday, August 19, and there are still some places available. Entry fee is $30 per pair, including lunch. Sign on now if you wish to play, as the format has a limit of 16 pairs, no less and no more, to fill a green. Opening day at Inverloch, Wednesday, September 6, is only a month away, and will be followed by five preseason matches for the Saturday pennant players, so it’s time to dust off the uniform and let out the belt another notch in preparation for the 2017/ 18 pennant season.

Cyclists take on the hills SATURDAY saw the club run a hill climb championship from Leongatha to Mt Eccles.

State finalists: a strong display of badminton by the Year 8 Wonthaggi Secondary College boys has advanced them through to the state finals. Pictured is the team, featuring Luke O’Connor, Brad Peters, Angus Burns and Jesse Condron, who went through the day only dropping one doubles and one singles match of the 15 matches played.

The race was open to other Gippsland riders; however the rainy and windy start to the day deterred some riders. Racing started at 10am with temperatures around 12 degrees and a north westerly wind buffeting the riders. Some of the ramps on the climb copped a fair wind blast. The race was only over a distance of 15.9km and included the climb up to Hammans bush before the 5km run up Mt Eccles. The actual climb has two climbs separated by a short downhill section before the last ramp up to the hall road. The result is that the riders actually climb over 290m elevation when the actual elevation difference between top and bottom is only

around 230m. Some of the ramps are around 12 per cent grade so the climb is just as steep as the climbs that may be seen in the likes of the Tour de France. With a climb like this basically on the doorstep of Leongatha, the riders can certainly get good training for mountain climbs. The A Grade field was the first to depart and the group stayed together until the climb. First over the line was Oliver McLean in 31.44min just ahead of brother Harrison in 31.53min. Close behind him was Daniel Furmston in 32.32min whilst Chris Joustra was fourth at 32.46, Paul Collins fifth at 33.01, Leigh Stott sixth, 35.01min and Brett Franklin a fantastic time of 36.35 which included a stop for a puncture repair at the turn-off from Wild Dog Valley. The B Grade field started a minute behind and this group also rode as a bunch to the base of the main climb.

Thomas Fitzgerald was able to chase Brett Franklin up the hill and posted a time of 36.13min which was a great effort. Next in was Chris Rowe in 38.30 just ahead of Mark Bensley 38.55min. Kerry Pritchard put in a great effort to clock 40.56min. In the women’s race, Bernadette Fitzgerald finished in 41.22min, with Felicity Waddell in 53.11 just ahead of Kerry Fitzgerald in 53.12min. In the C Grade, race Kaleb Jans finished in 47.57min and Greg Bradshaw was at 52.36min. Both Kerry Pritchard and Greg Bradshaw showed that age is no barrier for riding up the big climbs. Next week, the riders tackle a new course with riders starting at Kongwak and racing toward Bena before crossing across the ridge at Jeetho to the Loch-Wonthaggi Road and return. This should make a race of around 42km and include two climbs.

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Player of the week: Peter Waters received his pub voucher from Bruce Clark after round five.

Leongatha ON Tuesday, August 1, a taste of spring greeted the field. Ian Barlow continued on his winning way to win best score of the day and B Grade with 38 points on a countback from Ian Baker. It wasn’t all bad news for Ian Baker, who won A Grade. DTL winners were Peter Walsh (37), Pieter Pelser (36), Jon Smith (36), Ian Murchie (35), Ron Findlay (34), Hans Hoelfer (34), Mick Oliver (34), Marilyn Williams (33), Doug Clemann (33), Denis Wallace (33), Antony Roberts (33), Jim Arnott (32), Gary Sharrock (32) and Peter Hobson (31). Nearest the pin winners were Denis Wallace (4.6M) on the 14th and Frank Gill the 16th hole (4.42m). On Thursday, August 3, a good field enjoyed the great day for golf and whilst the course is still not giving a lot of run, there were some respectable scores coming in for the early qualifying period of this year’s BJS Insurance Top Gun event. Best score of the day and B Grade Winner was Kevin Scott with 37 points, and A Grade winner Keith Finney won with 34 points on C/B. DTLs were won by Antony Roberts (36), Jim Arnott (35), Hans Hoefler (34), Kevin Castwood (34), David Vorwerg (33), Michael Thomas (33), Terry Grace (33), Geoff McDonald (33), Marcus Luscombe (32), Bruce Cathie (32), John Dumont (32), Andy Bassett (31) and Ray Burton (31). Nearest to pins were won by Marcus Luscombe on the 14th hole (2.2m) and 16th hole by Andy Bassett (73cm). Saturday’s Monthly Medal event started early in constant rain which soon dried up and the strong winds played a major part in the final scores. John Fedderson continued with his good form in the conditions to win best score of the day and the Monthly Medal

Woorayl ladies WONDERFUL weather was forecast for Wednesday, August 2, and it did not disappoint the 12 ladies who arrived for play in the Monthly Medal at Woorayl. The frosty morning cleared quickly with the sun shining through and the calm conditions were very

with 86 off the stick (16) giving a nett 70. A Grade was won by Matthew Bowey with 83 (9) net 74 and C Grade winner was Colin Moyle 99 (28) net 71. DTLs went to Peter Buttinger (71), Frank Gill (73), Ian Debenham (73), David Barrack (73), Stuart Wigney (74), Gary Sharrock (75), Barry Stevens (76), Jon Smith (76), Chris Leaver (76), Grant McRitchie (77) and Peter Walsh (78). Nearest the pins went to Grant McRitchie on the 14th (3.27m) and Colin Bear on the 16th (3.28m). What a thrilling end to this week’s Invy Espy SuperLeague semi final, in which Jim Arnott had anchored his team Pars with a fine 35 points. Solid rounds in the conditions by Neil (Macca) Mackenzie and Peter Hobson each with 31, looked to have the Pars set for a win, with 97 points. Clearly however, the player of the week was Peter Walsh with a very good 37 points, and together with Brian Fennessy’s last gasp 29 points on Thursday helped their team Fairways to level with Pars, on 97 points. The SuperLeague rules call for countback of the best three cards in these semi final circumstances, and in this case, Fairways got the nod 49 to 46 on the total of the back nine count back scores. In the other semi final, Bunkers (104) look to have a very solid team with Jon Smith (36), Hans Hoefler (34) and that deciduous Kev Castwood pruning back another 34, taking the win over OOB’s (102) led by Antony Roberts strong 36, supported by Doug Clemann (33) and Frank Gill’s last stand effort on Saturday with 33 (bad luck about the seven on the ninth, partner). This week’s final will be between Bunkers v. Fairways. Good luck to all players.

welcome. The fairways were surprisingly dry as the winds over the previous few days had played their part in ‘soaking’ up most of the dampness. The star of the day was Ann Grist, who shot a great 71 nett (18) which won her A Grade and the monthly medal making her a ‘back

to back’ winner. This is the second time for the year that this has been achieved with Pauline Lancaster taking out the January and February medal. The B Grade winner was Jo Fennell 82 net (30) on a countback from Lois Young (32). NTP: eighth H. Sullivan, 11th J. Graeme and 17th I. Giliam. DTL balls: E. Berryman 77 net (15), and A Poole 79 net (23) on a countback from S. Thomas. Putting: E. Berryman 28. This week: 4BBB Stableford – Drawn Partners.

Winners: Dot Stubbs was the winner in A Grade, B Grade was won by Loris Clark and Jill Steer won the Monthly Medal, C Grade Scratch, and Handicap.

Leongatha ladies THE top performer in the August Monthly medal last week was Jill Steer. Playing off 32, Jill finished with a 75 net, well ahead of other contenders, winning the C Grade handicap and scratch events in addition to the monthly medal. Dot Stubbs had 94/14/80 to win A Grade and Loris Clark just snuck in on a count back from Nancy Sperling to take out B Grade with 78 net. Down the line balls were won by Nancy Sperling 78 net, Louise Schache and Julie Howard 80, Melina Willder 81, Fay Quilford 82, Sue Wylie 83 and Barb Miller and Rebecca Thomas 84. Rebecca Thomas was closest to the pin on the 14th. Geri Hastings won the nine hole

Woorayl SATURDAY saw 44 players play Stableford with the rain holding off which made way for good playing conditions. A big thank you to all for course presentation. Gavin Maisey Painting donating a fantastic array of trophies; much appreciated Gavin, who was sporting a new hair style. A Grade winner Bomber D. Dwyer 37 points, runner up M. Luscombe 35 points, B Grade winner Bomber M. Herrald 36 points, runner up A. Peters 35 points, C Grade winner butter balls B. Wilson 34 points, and runner up on c/b undertaker R. Sullivan 34 points. Balls down line went to B. Stubbs, C. Hall 34 points, T. Ryan, G. Salmon, J. Hassett 33 points, G. Calder, D. Burge, M. Wilson and W. Turner 32 points. NTP on 17th was G. Forrester.

competition with 18 points and Kerry Hogan earned a down the line ball with 16 points. The second round of the Mudrunners Plate was called off due to unsuitable weather and therefore Nan Meagher was announced as the winner given her excellent score in the first round. Helen Mackenzie was the winner of the best nine holes. Pat Pease, the sponsor of this event, was unavailable to make the presentations as she is currently recovering from a serious injury while holidaying in Northern Australia. The stroke round on Saturday was won by Dot Stubbs with 93/14/79. Karen Bear and Mandy Moyle won a ball down the line with 81and 84 net respectively.

Next week’s event is 4BBB sponsored by R and S Sullivan.

Meeniyan TUESDAY’S competition was played in fair weather and the scoring was also fairly good. The winner was John Dumont shooting 40 points. He won on a count back from Col Stewart and Peter Wilson also on 40 points. Thursday’s competition was also played in dry weather and Bill Pratt won on 38 points winning a count back from Daryle Gregg. Josh Hilder had a round of two halves; he scored a meagre eight points on the front nine but then scored 27 points on the next nine holes. Josh obviously won the best nine for the event. Constant rain over Thursday night and then early Saturday morning resulted in the course being heavy underfoot with little run and the

ball getting muddy. Still, Col Stewart was the one to handle the conditions best and won the monthly medal with a net 71. John Dumont came a close second on 72 net. Down the line were Neil Park 73, Kevin Harris 73 and Rod Matthews on 74. Putt winner was Reg Hannay with 28 putts. NTP on the second was Daryle Gregg and pro pin on the 17th was won by Neil Park. Members draw was Steve Vuillerman but he was not present so it jackpots once again to next week. Many thanks to the days’ sponsor Gendore of Leongatha; it is much appreciated. Captain Peter Riddle is currently in hospital having had a successful cardiac bypass operation on Sunday. The club’s thoughts and best wishes for a speedy recovery and a much welcome come back to golf.

Back to back: Ann Grist won Woorayl’s August Day out: C Grade winner Maree Anderson and A Grade winner Anne Walker with B Grade and Medal Geraldine Prentice. Monthly Medal.

WITH many golfers away for the colder months, it was good to have 16 women out on the course last Wednesday. Well done to Lynette McIvor, who won Section 1 and also the August Monthly Medal with 97(22)75 on a count-back from Scratch score winner Lee Clements, 87(12)75. Section 2 was won by Sherrin Solly, 112(33)78 and runner-up was Jean White 120(39)81. Heather Grist was NTP on the first and Jan Hewitt was closest on the 13th green. Balls down the line went to Barb Twite 77 net, and Moira Rogers and Joan Peters, both with 79 net. Next Wednesday, August 9, an Ambrose event will be organised on the arrival of competitors, with a committee meeting following presentations. A reminder that the annual ‘bus trip’ to Devil’s Dam near Inverloch is on Wednesday, August 16. All past and present players are most welcome to come for nine holes, and/or lunch. The day is sponsored by Beryl Brown and costs are subsidised by the raffles through the year. It’s always an enjoyable day, even if many balls are donated to the water on the course. Please contact Heather Grist if you would like to add your name, as numbers are required for catering. Golfers should arrive at 9.30am for a 10am start.

Congratulations: Lynette McIvor was the winner of Korumburra’s August Monthly Medal.

On Saturday, the event will be Singles Stableford

Mirboo North ladies MONTHLY Medal Winner: Barb Stimson 105-23-82 net. NTP: 16th Amy Wilson. Birdies: sixth Maree Thompson. Putting: Maree Thompson 30 putts.

Foster TUESDAY: Stableford. Winner: No competition. Wednesday: Stroke Medal. Trophies from Robyn Galloway. Winner A/ Medal: B. Warren (9) 81. B Grade: A. McKenzie (36) 85. SCR A: B. Warren 90. B: S. Cook 116. Putting: A. McKenzie 32 c/b. NTP: 17th B. Curram. DTL: B Curram. Thursday: Stableford.

Wonthaggi ladies THE stars aligned and with a combination of windy days which dried out the previously closed course, and a fine day, 16 walking golfers were out to play the August Monthly Medal. Unfortunately the course is still too soft for carts, and compulsory tee ups are the conditions to protect the fragile “grass”. The contest for the Monthly Medal was very close with a score of 77 and two 78s returned. The winner of the

Winner: T. Jones 39 points. DTL: P. Dight 38. Friday: Nine Hole Chook Run. Winner: Trent Price 19 points. NTP fourth L. McKenzie. DTL: G. Price. Saturday: Stroke Medal Round Two W.E.Tuer Trophy. Winner A/ Medal: Pat McKay 74 net. B Grade: Steve Barnes 77 net. NTP: fourth P. Dight,sixth P. McKay, 13th S. Canning and 17th P. McKay. DTL: T. Price 76, P. Spencer 76 and A. Howell 76. Nine hole: P. Spencer 16. Putting: P. Spencer 27. The Junior Golf Series to start Sunday has been postponed and will be played in a few weeks. Sorry for any inconvenience. Medal and B Grade was back to back for Geraldine Prentice with 98 (21) 77 net. A Grade and scratch was won by Anne Walker with 90 (12) 78, while C Grade was won by Maree Anderson 107 (29) 78. Welcome back Maree and straight into the winner circle. Putting was Sev Piasente 29 puts, and NTP on eighth was Irene Walsh. BDL went to Pam Russell 79, Sev Piasente 81, Jan Jeeves 82, Marg Jonson 82, Catherine Bolding 82 and Irene Walsh 83.


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Venus Bay lifesavers retain club of year title VENUS Bay Surf Lifesaving Club has been awarded the Victorian Lifesaving Club of the Year for the second consecutive season. The club received the coveted Beaurepaire Shield at the Life Saving Victoria Awards of Excellence evening in Melbourne recently. The title is incredibly hard to win and Venus Bay faced stiff competition in Portsea. Venus Bay members were thrilled to take the award out again, earning the congratulations of large clubs and senior lifesaving officials. With 542 members, the club continues to grow and achieve great successes. Venus Bay also had finalists in three other categories: Marty and Elise McCorriston for Volun-

teers of the Year; Tom Goode for Junior (Nipper) Volunteer of the Year; and Kimberley Gee, Trainer of the Year. This was the first time the club was represented in four awards, much to the satisfaction of club president Craig Watson. “It’s always difficult for a small club like ours to be heard – when you’re competing against the larger clubs like Portsea, Lorne and the Melbourne based bay clubs – but we couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome,” he said. “We are currently raising funds for an essential extension to our current lifesaving club facility and this accolade endorses the direction we are taking. We welcome businesses in the South Gippsland region to come on down and tour our club. “We would love to see how we can help you get

Giving rewarded: Venus Bay Surf Lifesaving Club’s Elise and Marty McCorriston with their volunteer of the year finalist awards, received at the Life Saving Victoria Awards of Excellence evening in Melbourne recently. your message out there and how we can partner with you to provide a safe beach environment from all users.”

Club representatives will now travel to Sydney in November to present to the National Committee, competing against all the

They did it: members of the Venus Bay Surf Lifesaving Club celebrate being named Victoria Lifesaving Club of the Year for the second consecutive season. From left, Jen Goode, Wendy Perrow, Paul Hoffman, Tom Goode, Marty McCorriston, Simon Gee, Paul Mullarvey, Craig Watson, Megan Watson, Emily Goode, Rhiannon McCorriston, Kelly Watson, Brett Watson, Elise McCorriston and Kimberley Gee. state winners for the ultimate National Club of the Year accolade. Also at the state awards, Inverloch Surf Life Saving

Club’s Tarryn Thom received a Membership and Leadership Development Service Award. More than 280 guests,

including Victorian lifesavers, aquatic industry members and dignitaries, gathered for the gala event.

Great number at field and game SOUTH Gippsland branch of Field and Game Australia has now achieved 300 members, which is great as more people are becoming interested in the shooting sports, outdoor activities and conservation. Result of Simulated Field Clay Target Shoot held on Sunday, August 6. Fifty one shooters enjoyed a 50 Tgts Sim Grd event on a cold and wet winter’s day. Rising volleyball stars: four Korumburra Volleyball Inc juniors have featured in prestigious Victorian High gun: K. Jacobs teams. Pictured is Alexandra Scott – U/15 Blue State Team, Emily Foster -U/15 East and Metro State with a score of 47. team, Phillip Smith – captain U15 White State team, and Rachel Chalmers – 2016 U/5 Grey State team The other place getters and 2017 All Star Six Division 3 Volleyball Victoria Country Championships. are as follows; AA: K. Jacobs 47.

A: T. Reid 46, Andrew 43, and B. Morrison 43. B: T. Hardman 37, B. Bradshaw 35, and R. Hemphill 34. C: K. Simmons 38, J. Dorling 36, and C. Hilbrick 34. Vets: B. Wilkinson 40, Robbins 37, and G. Hart 35. Ladies: M. Hogan 27, and B. Hart 18. Juniors: C. Wilkinson 21, C. Klienitz 18, and L. Hamilton 17. The next shoot will be a 60 Tgts Novelty event held on Sunday, September 3 (Fathers Day), starting at 11am at Hallston. If you are interested in trying Simulated Field Clay Target Shooting,

Fathers Day is the Free Come`n’Try Day; all equipment and safety instructions provided. Children must be 12 years or older and have parental permission to participate. Just come along; you will be made most welcome. Application forms to join Field and Game will be available on the day or you can join on line. South Gippsland Field and Game also had its third fox drive for the year in July, which was attended by 22 members who shot five foxes for the day which started in below freezing conditions.

Junior Volleyballers in State Teams KORUMBURRA Volleyball Inc juniors are well represented in Victorian State Volleyball teams this year. Phillip Smith has been named captain of the U15 Boys White Victorian State Volleyball team. Alexandra Scott is in the U15 Girls Blue Victorian State Volleyball team and Emily Foster is in the U15 East and Metro Victorian State Volleyball team. They will all travel to Coomera,

Queensland, for the last week of September to compete in the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships. They have been attending their respective three hour training session in Melbourne most Sundays since the end of May. All three have been through the Gippsland Sports Academy Volleyball Program as well as playing and training weekly under the guidance of coaches Tania and Nic Ryan at Korumburra Volleyball Inc’s local

volleyball competition at Leongatha SPLASH. Another young local volleyballer to have success is Rachel Chalmers. She was in the U15 Girls Grey Victorian Volleyball team last year and this year received one of the prestigious All Star Six Awards in the Division 3 Women’s Division at the Victorian Volleyball Country Championships played in Horsham on the Queen’s Birthday holiday weekend back in June.

Junior winner: C. Wilkinson achieved a score of 21 under trying conditions.


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West Gippsland netball Results - Round 16

Eyes up: Stony Creek’s Leesa Pocklington focuses on getting her hands to the ball before MDU’s Brooke Newton. Photo courtesy Gerard Bruning-@ fourcornersframing.biz.

Alberton netball Results - Round 19 August 5 A Grade: Tarwin 24 lt Toora 31, Stony Creek 24 lt MDU 68, DWWWW 8 lt Foster 112. B Grade: Tartin 13 lt Toora 70, Stony Creek 22 lt MDU 53, DWWWW 8 lt Foster 91. C Grade: Tarwin 17 lt

Toora 32, Stony Creek 18 lt MDU 50, DWWWW 14 lt Foster 44. 17 & Under: Tarwin 22 lt Toora 36, Stony Creek 12 lt MDU 56, DWWWW 9 lt Foster 60. 15 & Under: Tarwin 11 lt Toora 17. 13 & Under: Tarwin 17 d Toora 6, Stony Creek 1 lt

Fast paced: Toora’s goal attack Belinda Crawford had to play quick on the ball before Tarwin’s goal defence Lucy Gair intercepted.

MDU 22, DWWWW 10 lt Foster 31.

Ladders A Grade MDU ...........................285.61 Fish Creek ..................182.02 Foster..........................156.30 Toora ..........................100.47 Tarwin ...........................96.68 Stony Creek...................89.37 DWWWW.......................9.16 B Grade Toora ..........................226.85 MDU ...........................171.33 Fish Creek ..................169.56 Foster..........................136.83 Stony Creek...................62.06 Tarwin ...........................70.52 DWWWW.....................20.35 C Grade MDU ...........................244.42 Fish Creek ..................181.91 Foster..........................100.88 Toora ..........................122.96 Stony Creek...................81.67 Tarwin ...........................83.28 DWWWW.....................16.55 17 & Under MDU ...........................349.04 Foster..........................149.21 Toora ..........................124.55 Fish Creek ....................97.58 Tarwin ...........................78.41 Stony Creek...................49.92 DWWWW.....................20.67 15 & Under Fish Creek ..................306.09 Foster..........................132.84 Tarwin ..........................61.87 Toora ............................77.39 MDU .............................48.30 13 & Under Foster..........................300.55 Tarwin ........................299.41 Fish Creek ..................225.33 Toora ............................75.59 MDU .............................46.65 DWWWW.....................41.70 Stony Creek...................12.94

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LDNA netball results Results - Saturday, August 5 11 & Under Section 1: Mt Eccles Silver 14 d St Laurence Maroon 5, St Laurence Blue 4 d Parrots 2, Mt Eccles Pink 16 d Town 14. 11 & Under Section 2: St Laurence 7 d Town 2, Mirboo North 29 d Mt Eccles 0. 13 & Under: Mirboo North Purple 34 d St Laurence Gold 6, Parrots 13 d Mt Eccles Purple 3, Town 19 d St Laurence Maroon 10, St Laurence Blue 11 d Mt Eccles Silver 9, Mirboo North Gold 15 d Mt Eccles Blue 6. 15 & Under: Town Black 29 d St Laurence Gold 12, Mt Eccles Blue 38 d St Laurence Maroon 7, Mirboo North 34 d Town Tangerine 8, Meeniyan & District 15 d Mt Eccles Yel-

low 9. 17 & Under / C Grade: Mirboo North Purple 50 d St Laurence 16, Mt Eccles 34 d Meeniyan & District 31, Town Tangerine 40 d Town Black 29. Open: Mt Eccles Blue 50 d Mirboo North 19, Town Black 61 d Mt Eccles White 30, MDU 47 d St Laurence Maroon 29, Town Tangerine 36 d St Laurence Gold 18.

Ladders After Round 12 13 & Under Mirboo North Purple .....558 Town ................................206 Mirboo North Gold ........181 Parrots .............................145 St Laurence Maroon ...........69 St Laurence Gold ...............74 Mt Eccles Silver .................64 St Laurence Blue ................61 Mt Eccles Purple ................53

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Meeniyan & District ..........58 Mt Eccles Blue ...................47 15 & Under Meeniyan & District ......325 Mirboo North .................154 Mt Eccles Blue ................143 Town Black ..................... 110 Mt Eccles Yellow .............103 St Laurence Gold ...............75 St Laurence Maroon ...........65 Town Tangerine..................26 17 & Under / C Grade Mirboo North Purple .....154 Mt Eccles .........................127 Meeniyan & District ...... 116 Town Black .......................76 St Laurence ........................57 Town Tangerine..................74 Open Town Black .....................170 Mt Eccles Blue ................151 MDU ................................ 117 Town Tangerine ..............101 St Laurence Maroon ...........86 Mirboo North .....................83 St Laurence Gold ...............75 Mt Eccles White .................58

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A Grade: InverlochKongwak 35 lt Phillip Island 38, Cora Lynn 22 lt Dalyston 63, Koo Wee Rup 24 lt Korumburra-Bena 37, Garfield 3 lt Nar Nar Goon 103, Bunyip 75 d Kilcunda-Bass 10. B Grade: InverlochKongwak 48 d Phillip Island 25, Cora Lynn 43 d Dalyston 39, Koo Wee Rup 24 lt Korumburra-Bena 53, Garfield 14 lt Nar Nar Goon 78, Bunyip 49 d Kilcunda-Bass 10. C Grade: InverlochKongwak 33 d Phillip Island 27, Cora Lynn 21 lt Dalyston 33, Koo Wee Rup 28 lt Korumburra-Bena 31, Garfield 6 lt Nar Nar Goon 44, Bunyip 45 d Kilcunda-Bass 4. Under 17: InverlochKongwak 29 d Phillip Island 16, Cora Lynn 15 lt Dalyston 46, Koo Wee Rup 8 lt Korumburra-Bena 46, Garfield 19 lt Nar Nar Goon 35, Bunyip 45 d Kilcunda-Bass 30. Under 15: InverlochKongwak 18 lt Phillip Island 29, Cora Lynn 23 d Dalyston 18, Koo Wee Rup 6 lt Korumburra-Bena 37, Garfield 11 lt Nar Nar Goon 25, Bunyip 14 d Kilcunda-Bass 13. Under 13: InverlochKongwak 6 lt Phillip Island 29, Cora Lynn 25 lt Dalyston 28, Koo Wee Rup 28 d Korumburra-Bena 10, Garfield 7 lt Nar Nar Goon 13.

Ladders A Grade Korum-Bena ..............249.37 Dalyston .....................177.33 Phillip Island..............160.07 Nar Nar Goon ............166.80 Koo Wee Rup .............132.83 Inverloch-K’wak ......... 116.93 Bunyip .........................105.93 Cora Lynn......................81.13 Kilcunda-Bass ...............37.41 Garfield .........................15.97 B Grade Korum-Bena ..............186.80 Inverloch-K’wak .......158.61 Dalyston .....................140.41 Cora Lynn ..................126.75 Koo Wee Rup .............109.00 Nar Nar Goon..............109.08 Bunyip .........................109.70 Phillip Island .................96.87 Kilcunda-Bass ...............35.45 Garfield .........................31.48 C Grade Dalyston .....................173.08 Cora Lynn ..................167.15 Koo Wee Rup .............182.73 Korum-Bena ..............125.94 Bunyip ........................162.54 Nar Nar Goon.............. 118.50 Inverloch-K’wak ......... 112.76 Phillip Island .................75.69 Garfield .........................25.75 Kilcunda-Bass ...............25.31 Under 17 Dalyston .....................255.93 Korum-Bena ..............228.08 Inverloch-K’wak .......160.45 Phillip Island..............127.18 Cora Lynn ..................123.68 Koo Wee Rup ................90.97 Bunyip ...........................63.58 Kilcunda-Bass ...............58.50 Nar Nar Goon................44.72 Garfield .........................36.36 Under 15 Phillip Island..............319.58

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Korum-Bena ..............221.40 Inverloch-K’wak .......152.96 Cora Lynn ..................145.36 Dalyston .....................128.48 Bunyip ...........................84.59 Kilcunda-Bass ...............70.32 Nar Nar Goon................65.34 Koo Wee Rup ................38.24 Garfield .........................25.90 Under 13

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Koo Wee Rup .............241.71 Cora Lynn ..................196.86 Phillip Island..............259.12 Dalyston .....................216.75 Korum-Bena ..............107.41 Inverloch-K’wak ...........85.31 Bunyip ...........................61.09 Nar Nar Goon................22.20 Garfield ...........................7.16 Kilcunda-Bass .................0.00

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In form: Inverloch’s goal attack Kelly Boyd was a standout during the tough game against Phillip Island on Saturday.

Gippsland netball results Results - Round 15 A Grade: Bairnsdale 24 lt Morwell 73, Drouin 55 d Leongatha 51, Maffra 28 lt Traralgon 70, Warragul 39 lt Wonthaggi Power 41, Sale 39 lt Moe 48. B Grade: Bairnsdale 49 d Morwell 38, Drouin 41 d Leongatha 40, Maffra 24 lt Traralgon 62, Warragul 28 lt Wonthaggi Power 34, Sale 40 lt Moe 43. C Grade: Bairnsdale 24 lt Morwell 35, Drouin 17 lt Leongatha 39, Maffra 31 d Traralgon 30, Warragul 27 lt Wonthaggi Power 37, Sale 34 lt Moe 35. Under 17: Bairnsdale 28 lt Morwell 34, Drouin 29 d Leongatha 14, Maffra 39 d Traralgon 24, Warragul 24 lt Wonthaggi Power 36, Sale 33

LDNA umpires Saturday, August 12 11am: Sue Ritchie, Sam Anderson, Anna Patterson, Maria Evison, Bek Vagg, Cayli Lane, Angelique Dunlevie, Anita Gourlay, Phil Smith, Pat Kuhne, Erin Baudinette, Emma Smith, Lauren Baudinette, Jesseme Arnason. 12 noon: Jemma Caithness, Bridget Eldred, Julie Grant, Amy Smith, Sue Ritchie, Sam Anderson, Robyn Harris, Chelsea Hofman, Lauren Baudinette, Maddie Brew, Katrina Spark, Natalie Young, Cayli Lane, Lori McKenzie. 1pm: Nikki Stockdale, Julie Grant, Barb Challis, Mariah Grant, Jemma Caithness, Anita Gourlay, Erin Baudinette, Katrina Spark, Maddie Brew, Maria Evison. 2:20pm: Angelique Dunlevie, Pat Kuhne, Phil Smith, Bek Vagg, Anna Patterson, Jacinta Muhovics. Any queries please contact Erin Baudinette 0448 487 492.

d Moe 27. Under 15: Bairnsdale 39 d Morwell 37, Drouin 17 lt Leongatha 28, Maffra 15 lt Traralgon 46, Warragul 22 lt Wonthaggi Power 56, Sale 41 d Moe 33. Under 13: Bairnsdale 23 d Morwell 18, Drouin 3 lt Leongatha 23, Maffra 23 lt Traralgon 29, Warragul 6 lt Wonthaggi Power 51, Sale 59 d Moe 17.

Ladders A Grade Traralgon ...................184.89 Morwell ......................149.64 Drouin ........................139.97 Moe .............................107.10 Leongatha ..................103.42 Warragul ........................87.53 Maffra............................79.89 Wonthaggi Power ..........83.56 Sale................................63.97 Bairnsdale .....................56.07

60 50 50 34 30 24 20 18 8 6

B Grade Moe .............................134.20 Leongatha ..................129.79 Traralgon ................... 133.11 Drouin ........................101.50 Bairnsdale ....................92.23 Wonthaggi Power ..........82.05 Sale................................90.92 Morwell .........................89.46 Warragul ........................80.76 Maffra............................81.08 C Grade Leongatha ..................151.23 Warragul ....................129.27 Wonthaggi Power ......135.47 Maffra ........................121.25 Traralgon ...................107.71 Moe ...............................98.53 Drouin ...........................83.07 Sale................................86.03 Morwell .........................87.71 Bairnsdale .....................51.12 Under 17 Maffra ........................173.58 Drouin ........................129.19 Sale ............................. 111.41 Traralgon ................... 114.40 Moe .............................108.20

56 50 42 40 26 26 24 18 12 6 56 44 42 42 30 28 24 18 16 0 52 44 42 40 34

Wonthaggi Power ........104.81 Leongatha......................92.94 Morwell .........................64.13 Bairnsdale .....................80.06 Warragul ........................51.74 Under 15 Wonthaggi Power ......168.75 Leongatha ..................132.68 Sale .............................128.69 Morwell ......................109.89 Bairnsdale ..................129.78 Traralgon ..................... 113.16 Moe ...............................88.25 Drouin ...........................87.76 Maffra............................65.66 Warragul ........................44.19 Under 13 Sale .............................437.13 Bairnsdale ..................199.23 Traralgon ...................123.24 Wonthaggi Power ......154.97 Maffra ........................126.01 Leongatha....................108.68 Morwell .........................81.79 Moe ...............................91.75 Warragul ........................16.49 Drouin .............................8.85

32 28 16 12 0 56 52 48 40 36 28 20 12 4 4 60 56 40 38 36 28 20 18 4 0

Tigers tussle with Yinnar A Grade: Mirboo North 47 d Yinnar 39. Best: Jess Le Page. Coaches: Mikaeli Hilliar. B Grade: Mirboo North 46 d Yinnar 44. Best: Karli Densley. Coaches: Alexia Andrews. C Grade: Mirboo North 19 lt Yinnar 45. Best: Alyce Turnbull. Coaches: Emily Robertson. D Grade: Mirboo North 17 lt Yinnar. Best: Dana Eaves. Coaches: Riannah Irwin. U17: Mirboo North 26 lt Yinnar 39. Best: Rachael Blackshaw. Coaches: Lucinda Palmer. U15: Mirboo North 32 d Yinnar 24. Best: Eryn Elger. Coaches: Jorja Oddy and Casey Pocklington.

Possession: Mirboo North centre Amber Sanders chases a loose ball in the C Grade match against Yinnar.


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thestar.com.au • Inverloch Kongwak v Phillip Island

Narrow miss for Island PHILLIP Island went down by just five points to ladder leaders Inverloch Kongwak at Inverloch on

Saturday afternoon. In very windy conditions the Island jumped away to the perfect start, kicking the first four goals of the game before Inver-

Inverloch Kongwak 10.10.70 Phillip Island 10.5.65

Huitema THIRDS

Inverloch Kongwak Goals: T. Mahoney 4, T. Bartholomew 2, W. Hetherington 1, T. Hams 1, J. Clottu 1, D. Clark 1 Phillip Island Goals: S. Pimm 5, S. Taylor 1, J. Witnish 1, A. Redmond 1, M. Jackson 1, C. Batt 1 Inverloch Kongwak Best: J. Purcell, S. Hawking, C. Casey, D. Clark, T. Bartholomew Phillip Island Best: B. Kimber, N. Higginson, J. Witnish, S. Pimm, J. Youle, J. Taylor RESERVES

Inverloch Kongwak 4.10.34 Phillip Island 1.14.20 Goalkickers: H. McInnes 1, J. Scott 1, C. McInnes 1, L. Paxton 1, M. Mattock 1 IK Best: M. Toussaint, T. Heislers, J. Pryor, J. Hutchinson, L. Scott, C. Scott PI Best: C. Thompson, R. Weinzierl, N. Duyker, B. Anderson, D. WilsonBrowne, B. Sutherland FOURTHS

Phillip Island 7.4.46 Inverloch Kongwak 5.8.38

Leading Goalkickers: J. Wilson 2, K. Robinson 2, M. Sellars 2 PI Best: C. Farrell, N. Bee-Hickman, B. Christopher, N. Anderson, K. Robinson, L. Wilson-Browne IK Best: A. Box, J. Soumilas, J. Hutchinson, C. Scott, J. Pryor, P. Holian

Leading Goalkicker: J. Sheerin 2 PI Best: J. Spottiswood, H. Shawcross, L. Gregory, D. McGinley, J. Nicolaci, T. Cleeland IK Best: J. Sheerin, R. Bertuleit, G. Selby, T. Bergmeier, B. Withers, B.

Phillip Island 10.14.74 Inverloch Kongwak 3.5.23

loch hit back late in the first term with a goal into the strong breeze. At quarter time, the scores were Phillip Island 4.4.28 to IK 1.2.8. Phillip Island had to work hard to defend its 20 point lead, but the Island defenders could only do so much. They did restrict Inverloch to two goals to take a narrow four point lead into the long break. Going into half time, the scores were Phillip Island 4.4.28 to IK 3.6.24. The Island kicked two early goals to start the second half, but Inverloch was working hard into the wind and it was rewarded with a goal after eight minutes. The Island stretched its advantage with two more

• Poowong v Nilma Darnum

Mixed day for Poowong POOWONG hosted Nilma Darnum on Saturday with mixed results. The Seniors went down by 12 points, but there were wins in the Reserves and Fourths. The Thirds had a bye. The Senior netball won by four goals and are now six points clear in fifth with two games to go. The Seniors were hoping this was its chance to break through and celebrate stalwart Gavin Notman’s 300th Senior game, but Nilma were also determined to get the points and they finished up winning by 12 points. A controversial kick for goal by Poowong was ruled a point and from the kick in Nilma goaled. Poowong had opportunities early but failed to use the wind to the Drouin Road end and by continually leading and kicking to the wrong pocket they allowed Nilma to defend and attack from the club room side of the ground. Poowong virtually lost the game in the first quarter and to then win it was always going to be a hard task. At quarter time, Nilma Darnum led 3.4.22 to 0.1. The second quarter was a real arm wrestle with Nilma kicking 2.2 with the wind to Poowong 2.3 against with goals to Cunningham and Wyatt and at half time Nilma Darnum lead 5.6.36 to Poowong 2.4. 16 The third quarter started with Poowong needing a big effort and they worked hard with early goals to Hazendonk and Bond to narrow the margin Nilma managed a goal from a mark against the breeze but a good strong mark from Jake Hazendonk right on three quarter time gave Poowong a chance down 6.8.44 to 5.6.36 with Nilma having the use of the wind in the last quarter. Nilma goaled early from a mark, then Wyatt kicked out on the full and then good play between Wyatt and Chris Doria. Chris’s shot was disallowed by the goal umpire; a crucial decision as Nilma goaled from the kick in and the match looked over. Two late goals to Poowong, one a great mark and goal to Josh McNally and the other a kick off

the ground by Bond gave them a chance, it continued to push hard but fell 12 points short 9.9.63 to 7.9 51 another game that got away. Two thirds players were played; Josh McNally (1 goals) and Mitch van’t Hof and they played well. Best players selected were Thomas Wyatt (1 goal), Jake Hazendonk (2 goals), Mitch Bond (2 goals) Connor Cunningham (1 goal) N. Wiahart and Gavin Notman. The Reserves had a good win 8.2.50 to 6.3.39 after the scores were level at half time with best players Jake Cooper (1 goal), Kyle Aitken, Jake Henry (Thirds), D. Walker, Jack Lancaster and James Clarke. Trent Bowtell kicked three goals. With no Thirds, the Fourths played Nilma Darnum and probably played its best game for the year, winning 10.12.72 to 2.6 18. With Nilma short, Poowong lent Nilma three different players each quarter12 players in total. The game started with Poowong kicking three goals against the wind all to Seb Artley who is gaining confidence each week.

The whole side contributed to the victory which now has them in fourth place with a bye and Dusties to come before the finals. Best Players in the team effort were Seb Artley, Thomas Hudson, Lachie DeKleuver, Joel Darts, Kyle Loveridge, Kade Fullarton and Jerimiah Barclay. It was a big week at Poowong with guest speaker Jason Bargwanna (Car Racing V8 and Bathurst winner) speaking after training on Thursday night to sponsors, players and club supporters. Saturday was also for sponsors, life members and 300 game players and the Big Auction on the Saturday night well supported. Poowong also received news it will be hosting a final on August 26. Congratulations to the club and the grounds committee headed up by Clint Newcombe and Ted Attenborough. Next week, Poowong travel to Lang Lang looking for that elusive victory but it will take four quarters on concentration and endeavour to get there any less and we fail again. The Thirds play but the Fourths have a bye.

goals for the quarter to Inverloch’s one to take a 15 point lead into the final break By three quarter time, the scores were Phillip Island 8.5.53 to IK 5.8.38. Inverloch showed its class in the final term, adding four unanswered goals. The Island showed a lot of fight late in the term, kicking two goals, but it fell just short by just five points when the siren sounded. Under pressure: Phillip Island’s Corey Batt chased Inverloch player Daniel The final score was Houston before he quickly kicked the ball off to another teammate. Phillip Island 10.5.65 defeated by IK 10.10.70. Phillip Island is back at home this week where it will take on Bunyip for its final home game of the season. Meanwhile, Inverloch Kongwak will take on Koo Wee Rup at its home turf.

Right, Desperate: Phillip Island’s Corey Batt attempted to mark the ball before being held back by Inverloch’s star player Corey Casey.

United: the Breakers and Hastings came together to support DonateLife on Saturday.

Double header doesn’t disappoint THE Phillip Island and Wonthaggi Power youth girls kicked off what was an exciting day for female footy in Bass Coast. Experiencing the worst of the weather, both teams adjusted well to wet weather footy with a great standard displayed by both teams. Phillip Island’s half back line was solid all game, limiting any Power scoring opportunities and with the home team able to convert early they set themselves up for a win and earned themselves a place in the grand final. Power faces Bunyip next week, vying for the opportunity to join them.

In the Senior match, both teams wore magenta to raise awareness of DonateLife and spread the word about the importance of organ donation. In a show of sportsmanship and support for the cause, the teams came together before the match for a photo and continued the good spirit throughout the match. The Breakers started the game slowly and as a result of some brief good passages of play, were lucky to go into the first break with a narrow 2.2 to 1.2 lead. With finals fast approaching, Breakers coach Steve Kenny called for a bigger effort from all players in the second quarter. The Breakers responded, returning to its usual physical and hard running game style

which resulted in a couple of quick goals. Winnie Cuthbertson was creative through the centre, linking well with Emma Volard and Carly Formosa to deliver the ball deep into the Breakers forward line. The quarter was dominated by the Breakers who add another two goals before half time. The second half continued on much the same but with the wind picking up scoring became harder. The experience of Ella Angarane and Hannah Mills showed, dictating play from half back and through the centre. Some changes for the Breakers saw Georgia Slavin and Ella Cargill relish their opportunity in the forward line,

presenting strongly and highlighting the versatility within the team. Sophie Bolding played a real captain’s game, leading by example with her work rate and rallying her troops to keep their intensity and pressure up throughout the match. The Breakers will be looking to fine tune their game this week when they travel to Officer for the second last home and away match of the season 10am Saturday, August 12. Final score was Bass Coast 11.9-75, Hastings 2.3-15 Goal Kickers: E. Volard 3, S. Bolding 2, T. Stahl-Smith 2, E. Cargill, C. Bolding, E. Angarane, T. Angarane Best Players: S. Bolding, E. Volard, W. Cuthbertson, T. Angarane, H. Mills, E. Angarane

Wonthaggi girls prep for state footy finals WONTHAGGI Secondary College’s Year 9 and 10 girls’ football team landed a place in the state quarter finals after competing in the Gippsland finals in Sale on Tuesday, August 1.

Big effort: Joe Darts booted the ball in Poowong’s Fourth, which enjoyed an excellent win.

In its first match, it played Drouin Secondary College. The girls came out firing and were quick to get on the scoreboard. Once the first score was made, the goals started flowing. A great display of teamwork, determination and skill level allowed the girls to come away with a

solid win. Final scores: WSC 7.5.47 defeated Drouin 0.0.0. Goal kickers: Juliette Townsend 2, Chloe Cengia 2, Alyssa Duffy, Macie Gilmour, Millie Sadler. Best players: Juliette Townsend, Charli Ross, Macie Gilmour, Gemma Thomas, Chloe Cengia. The second match of the day was between the top two sides for a spot in the state quarter finals. Playing against Nagle College, it was a much more physical game with tight contested footy. The girls found it difficult to convert their time of possession into a score early on. They all continued to work

hard and win the ball all over the ground to eventually make a mark on the score board, and just like their first game once one score came the goals started to flow. Strong hands and good composure down in the backline held Nagle to only one point for the entire game. Going through the day undefeated has qualified the team for the next level in a couple of weeks’ time. Final scores: WSC 5.2.32 defeated Nagle 0.1.1. Goal kickers: Saffie Lindsay 2, Alyssa Duffy, Jen Sokac, Juliette Townsend. Best players: Lanni Pryor, Gemma Thomas, Grace McRae, Juliette Townsend, Charli Ross, Saffie Lindsay.


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• Bunyip v Kilcunda Bass

Panthers go down in Bunyip come-back By Sam Watson

ROUND 16 SENIORS LADDER W L D

%

Pts

Inv-K’wak....12 3 1 155.48 50 Dalyston .....12 2 1 148.18 50 Cora Lynn ...11 4 0 145.85 44 Nar Nar Goon..9 7 0 108.29 36 KooWeeRup..9 7 0 107.93 36 Phillip Is .........8 8 0 100.00 32 Kil-Bass..........8 8 0 98.57 32 88.35 20 Garfield ..........5 11 0 54.70 12 Bunyip............3 13 0 48.25 4 Kor-Bena ........1 15 0 GOALKICKERS N. Langley (Cora Lynn) ....... (6) 58 J. Wells (Kil-Bass)............... (2) 45 T. Mahoney (Inv-K) ............. (4) 43 S. Pimm (Phillip Is)............. (5) 42 R. Gillis (Cora Lynn) ............ (3) 35 B. Fisher (Dalys) ................. (0) 31 T. Dovaston (NNG) .............. (0) 30 T. Gibson (Kil-Bass) ............ (1) 29 N. Voss (KooWee) ............... (1) 28 T. Wyatt (Inv-K) ................... (0) 26

RESERVES LADDER W L D

Phillip Is.....12 4 KooWeeRup.. 11 5 Nar Nar Goon.. 11 5 Dalyston .... 10 6 Garfield ......10 6 Kil-Bass..........7 8 Cora Lynn.......6 10 Kor-Bena ........6 10 Inv-K’wak .......5 10 Bunyip............1 15

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

%

Pts

146.11 158.21 148.77 130.37 120.10 81.22 115.98 74.68 75.35 38.34

48 44 44 40 40 30 24 24 22 4

GOALKICKERS S. Dillon (Cora Lynn)........... (3) 33 S. Pugh (Kil-Bass)............... (0) 29 J. Brooker (Dalyston) .......... (0) 25 L. Woolford (Phillip Is)........ (1) 25 D. Mullen (Koo Wee) ........... (3) 24 A. Wallis (Dalyston) ............ (1) 21 K. Taylor (Phillip Is)............. (0) 19 M. Lewis (NNG) .................. (1) 18 M. Adair (Cora Lynn)........... (0) 17 M. MacKay (Inv-K) .............. (0) 17

THIRDS LADDER W L D

Cora Lynn ...14 1 Garfield ......13 2 Phillip Is.....12 4 Bunyip ...... 10 6 Inv-K’wak.....8 8 Dalyston .........7 9 Nar Nar Goon ..4 10 Kil-Bass..........4 11 Kor-Bena ........3 13 KooWeeRup ...2 13

0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1

%

412.06 241.26 215.42 107.86 92.39 80.11 71.19 50.80 36.31 36.89

Pts

58 54 48 40 32 28 20 18 12 10

GOALKICKERS J. Verleg (Garfield) .............. (0) 41 Z. Williamson (Cora Lynn) .. (2) 34 L. Dowsett (Cora Lynn) ....... (3) 31 H. Coe (Cora Lynn) ............. (1) 29 T. Fernandez-Phillips (Cora) .. (2) 28 C. McInnes (Inv-K).............. (1) 21 J. Batson (Garfield) ............. (3) 20 B. Taylor (Phillip Is)............. (0) 20 M. Freeman (Phillip Is)........ (0) 19 M. Rossetti (Cora Lynn) ...... (2) 19 B. Lewis (Dalys) .................. (0) 19 S. Tapner (Bunyip) .............. (3) 19 Z. Caughey (Inv-K) .............. (0) 19

FOURTHS LADDER W L D

Bunyip ....... 15 0 Garfield ...... 14 1 Phillip Is..... 12 4 Cora Lynn ... 11 5 Kor-Bena ......7 8 Dalyston ..........7 9 Koo Wee Rup ....5 10 Inv-K’wak ........5 11 Kil-Bass...........1 15 Nar Nar Goon ...1 15

1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

%

Pts

450.33 410.13 363.75 237.31 108.80 67.53 97.54 65.96 20.36 16.51

62 58 48 44 30 28 22 20 4 4

GOALKICKERS S. Tapner (Bunyip) .............. (6) 53 B. Friend (Garfield) .............. (7) 50 M. Sellars (Phillip Is) .......... (2) 29 N. Anderson (Ph Is) ............ (1) 27 D. Taylor (Nar Nar) .............. (1) 24 H. Morgan-Morris (Bun) ..... (1) 23 L. Taylor (Cora Lynn) .......... (1) 22 T. McMahon (Garfield) ........ (5) 21 W. Clarkson (Inv-K)............. (0) 21 S. Simpson-Brewer (Garf) .. (1) 19 J. Wilson (Ph Is) ................. (2) 19

AFTER getting off to a promising start, Kilcunda Bass has dropped yet another game, this time to a firing Bunyip side who secured its third consecutive victory. Kicking with a strong breeze in the first quarter, the Panthers hit the scoreboard early and often. Tim Smith was looking strong up forward as he took a couple of contested grabs and kicked truly from medium range. While keeping his direct opponent to practically no possessions, Macaffer was winning the ball in the middle and sending it forward in typical fashion for KB’s forwards to feast on. Even with some poor kicking for goal the visitors jumped out to an unanswered 34 point lead. With KB’s defence holding up incredibly well

in the first quarter, not allowing any score, the pressure was on to maintain that effort in the second quarter, this time against the wind. Yet it was Bunyip’s mids who took control of the contest and continuously launched the Sherrin into their attacking 50. The visitors’ defence did well, bringing the ball to ground but it was the Bulldogs’ little livewires that were able snag a couple of majors. Ben Jostlear and Jeb Mcleod were dominating the contest, getting their hands on it countless times from stoppages and also impacting the scoreboard. After three goals from the home side, KB was able peg one back as Danny Wells, which had played exceptionally well in the first half, goaled comfortably from a set shot. Just before the siren, youngster Angus Brown who was playing a really solid game down back was hit hard and high by an opponent running at full

pace, which sparked some animosity between the sides. Shortly after Chris Endres was forced to leave the game due to a concussion and neck injury. As the siren sounded the fiery first half was KB’s as they held a 20 point lead. Coming out of the break, KB was hoping to score quickly and blow their opponents out of the water before the last quarter began whereas, Bunyip were going to give their best effort to lock the game down and keep the game within reach, where they could utilise the wind coming home in the last. Things were looking good for the Panthers as Taylor Gibson kicked a goal. All match he had taken multiple pack grabs and had been setting up many scoring opportunities. However the game quickly swung into Bunyip’s favour, as it was able to boot four vital majors thanks to some fortunate bounces

and some freakish soccer impressions in the goal square. Nathan Lieshout was beginning to get on top in the ruck and the Bulldog on ballers were able to hit up forwards such as Jason Fisher who’d already had a fair influence on the game. Wells and Smith were able to respond with a goal each before the end of the term but it was Bunyip who won the quarter despite being against the breeze. Still 16 points up, Kilcunda Bass was confident it could hold the lead, but Bunyip was just as certain it could run away with the four points. From the opening bounce, it was clear to see the game was all Bunyip as it got its hands on it far more than its opponents and used it far better. All throughout the match the visitors missed many simple short passes, which resulted in multiple turnovers and the Bulldogs

made them pay nearly every time. Once Bunyip kicked a couple of early goals and the crowd was as loud as ever, the game was all theirs and they ran all over the Panthers. They were well and truly coming home with a wet sail and the barring some nice plays from the young Adam Honeysett, KB had nothing else to answer with. After six unanswered

goals in the last quarter the siren sounded and Bunyip walked away 19 point victors. Now with finals almost out of reach KB will face Cora Lynn where they will have to play miraculously in order to defeat whom some consider flag favourites. Bunyip will take on Phillip Island where it’ll look to throw another spanner in the works of a team’s finals hopes.

Bunyip 13.3.81 Kilcunda Bass 9.8.62

Carmody, J. Hallpike, B. Morton, M. O’Halloran THIRDS

Bunyip Goals: J. McLeod 2, J. Fisher 2, R. Hughes 2, B. Jostlear 2, J. Gibson 2, B. Wright 1, N. Lieshout 1, J. Williams 1 Kilcunda Bass Goals: T. Smith 4, D. Wells 2, J. Wells 2, T. Gibson 1 Bunyip Best: J. McLeod, B. Jostlear, N. Lieshout, J. Fisher, R. Crockett, B. Walker Kilcunda Bass Best: B. Macaffer, T. Smith, A. Brown, T. Gibson, A. Honeysett, D. Wells RESERVES

Kilcunda Bass 12.16.88 Bunyip 5.7.37 Leading Goalkicker: J. Good 6 KB Best: J. Good, Z. Gorsuch, S. Bent, J. Rosenow, L. May, R. Duff Bun Best: M. Talbot, D. Mullins, P.

Bunyip 16.13.109 Kilcunda Bass 3.2.20 Leading Goalkicker: L. Taylor 6 Bun Best: L. Taylor, S. Tapner, M. O’Halloran, C. Clarke, B. Stewart KB Best: R. Taylor, N. Bradley, S. Bent, W. Lindsay, L. Alford, J. Rosenow FOURTHS

Bunyip 16.19.115 Kilcunda Bass 1.6.12 Leading Goalkicker: S. Tapner 6 Bun Best: W. Gray, W. Papley, K. Tytler, S. Tapner, B. Rose, H. Morgan-Morris KB Best: Z. Crow, D. Taylor, M. Graham-Edden, L. Brock, T. Pipicelli, T. Aldwell

• Cora Lynn v Dalyston

Cobras too strong for Magpies AN undermanned Dalyston was defeated by Cora Lynn at the Cobra’s home turf on Saturday. Going in with seven players out with injury, Dalyston knew it would have to put up a full four quarters to outplay the formidable Cora Lynn side. Cora Lynn came out hard and fast in the first quarter, kicking five goals. Dalyston got two past the goal posts before it was rattled by more injuries. Powerful backman Rhys Harrop was sent off the ground with a hamstring injury, and was followed by gun midfielder Blake Carew, who injured his calf.

The loss shook Dalyston, and it was unable to regain control of the match. Cora Lynn managed to keep itself four goals clear for the entirety of the match. A break at half time gave Dalyston a chance to regroup, and it came back for its best quarter of the game. Tightening its defence through Tylah Osbaldeston and Dean Wylie, it held Cora Lynn to two goals and managed to put up three of its own. Coming into the last quarter, Cora Lynn fired back with five goals, which Dalyston answered. Midfielders Kyle Kirk and Michael Marotta drove the ball into the forward 50, giving Dalyston plenty

of options. Michael Kraska kicked three goals for the Magpies for the day, and Anthony Bernado kicked two. However, the shaky start gave the match to Cora Lynn. The final score was Dalyston 11.11.77 to Cora Lynn 15.13.103. Dalyston anticipates four of its nine injured players will return to the ground this Saturday to face Garfield. With an injured team back in the first half of the season, Dalyston surrendered a convincing to Garfield at their first meeting. Dalyston will be looking to one up Garfield this time around and take back the points.

Cora Lynn 15.13.103 Dalyston 11.11.77 Cora Lynn Goals: N. Langley 6, R. Gillis 3, A. Green, J. Rout, J. Dalton, J. Toan, N. Gillis, L. Peluso Dalyston Goals: M. Kraska 3, A. Bernardo 2, J. Legione, B. Carew, M. Marotta, M. Rosendale, T. Krause, K. Thomas Cora Lynn Best: J. Monckton, C. Johnson, A. Green, R. Gillis, N. Langley, J. Toan Dalyston Best: K. Kirk, D. Wylie, M. Marotta, J. Legione, B. Fisher, S. Coldebella RESERVES

Dalyston 5.6.36 Cora Lynn 4.9.33 Leading Goalkickers: R. Birnie 3, S. Dillon 3 Dal Best: C. McKenzie, A. Gennaccaro, M. Schreck, A. Wallis, D. Brown, M. Harris

CL Best: D. McLaren, B. Virgona, T. Ramsdale, K. Martin, M. Thomson THIRDS

Cora Lynn 18.10.118 Dalyston 0.2.2 Leading Goalkicker: J. MacKenzie 4 CL Best: M. Rossetti, H. Coe, T. Fernandez-Phillips, L. Taylor, J. Arena, N. Mete Dal Best: B. Lewis, J. Stahl, C. Ohalloran, L. Legione, J. Derrick, H. Wallis FOURTHS

Cora Lynn 12.6.78 Dalyston 0.2.2 Leading Goalkickers: B. Bedwell 3, B. York 3 CL Best: S. Foster, B. York, N. Davies, J. Chamberlain, T. Skipwith Dal Best: A. Geyer, H. Wallis, L. Ibrhaim, T. Derrick, A. Reid, S. Robinson

• Koo Wee Rup v Korumburra Bena

Giants fight to the finish ALTHOUGH leaving the ground defeated, Korumburra Bena held its own against a tough Koo Wee Rup side on Saturday. The Demons came ready to play and managed to get three goals passed the Giants’ defence in the first quarter. The Giants answered with a goal of its own, but allowed the Demons to get the early jump. Continuing to improve as the game went on, the Giants kicked it up a notch and managed to get two more goals passed Koo Wee Rup. Missing three shots at goal, Koo Wee Rup had not yet gained a convincing upper hand and the Giants appeared to be still in it. The half time break was just what the Giants needed to really get into the fighting spirit. Coming back onto the ground for three quarter time, the Giants were ready to compete with the Demons. Putting the pressure on the Demons’ forwards, the Giants’ back line tightened and only allowed one goal passed the goal posts. Meanwhile, the Giants added three more goals to its tally. Michael Cooke and Sam Edwards led the Giants’ goal kicking for the day, accumulating two each. However, the Giants’ valiant three quarter effort fell

away in the last term and the Demons brought it home strong. Adding three to its tally for a 37 point win, the Demons did not allow the Giants anymore scoring opportunities. The final score was Korumburra Bena 6.6.42 to Koo Wee Rup 11.13.79. Next week, Korumburra Bena will travel to Nar Nar Goon to face the fourth placed side.

Koo Wee Rup 11.13.79 Korumburra-Bena 6.6.42 Koo Wee Rup Goals: L. McMaster 3, A. Giuliano 2, N. Voss 1, S. Nicholson 1, T. Dolan 1, B. Collins 1, B. Kerrigan 1, J. Smith 1 Korumburra-Bena Goals: S. Edwards 2, M. Cooke 2, C. Trewin 1, B. Fitzpatrick 1 Koo Wee Rup Best: T. Miller, B. Kerrigan, N. Muratore, N. Voss, L. McMaster, T. Dolan Korumburra-Bena Best: M. Cooke, A. Johnston, W. Jeffs, A. Snooks, D. Muir, C. Trewin RESERVES

Koo Wee Rup 8.6.54 Korumburra-Bena 2.6.18 Leading Goalkicker: D. Mullen 3 KWR Best: B. Reiner, M. Drommel, A. Considine, J. Cammarano, J.

Mayes, M. Tribuzi KB Best: P. Hicks, T. Sorrell, J. Hill, J. Kyle, P. Whelan, M. Conway THIRDS

Korumburra-Bena 13.14.92 Koo Wee Rup 1.2.8 Leading Goalkicker: R. Dixon 4 KB Best: T. Stewart, H. McNeil, J. Hill, P. Gillin, B. Dalli, R. Dixon KWR Best: J. Seuren, T. Burr, J. Harris, R. Sheahan, W. Ellis , B. Harrison FOURTHS

Koo Wee Rup 3.6.24 Korumburra-Bena 3.6.24 Leading Goalkickers: J. Betts 2, M. Rowe 2 KWR Best: T. Burr, R. Grange-Lylak, M. Voss, A. Whitta, K. Parker KB Best: J. Anthony, M. Rowe, R. Pattison, J. Stewart, L. Hall, J. Grabham

Surf representative: Wonthaggi surfer Taj Sleeman was crowned the U18 state champ after winning three rounds in U18 Victorian State Titles. He is now off to the Australian Titles in Culburra, New South Wales, to represent Victoria.


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FOOTBALL | SPORT

thestar.com.au • Stony Creek v MDU

Lions triumph over MDU

MDU fought it out against a tough Stony Creek side, but ultimately the points belonged to the Lions.

In a scrappy game, getting points on the board was difficult for both sides. The defence worked hard to fend off the forwards, and just seven points separated to the two sides going into quarter time. MDU kept its head in the game during the second quarter, keeping Stony Creek to just three behinds. Midfielder Matt Harris was the star of the show, getting the ball out from the bottom of the pack and moving it well for MDU. Ruckman Michael Smith was also a stand out, winning the centre clearance and demonstrating some massive tackles. The Lions were struck down when full forward Kerem Baskaya was yellow carded 10 minutes into the quarter. At half time, the Lions had its nose in front by just four points – it was still anyone’s game. Coming into the second half, the Lions lifted its tempo and started playing some hard footy. Kicking four goals in

the third quarter, it left MDU in its dust. In true MDU spirit, the team continued to fight in the last quarter and kept the Lions to one goal. Unfortunately, it was unable to put up a score of its own. The final score was Stony Creek 7.14.56 to MDU 3.2.20. MDU will finish its season against Tarwin next week, as it will have a bye in the final week of the home and away season. Having defeated powerhouse Toora on Saturday, MDU anticipates Tarwin will be up and about

this weekend. MDU want to finish its season with a strong four quarter effort, demonstrat-

ing its fighting spirit. Stony Creek will come up against the Allies at the Devon oval.

SENIORS LADDER W L D

SENIORS

Tarwin 9.10.64 Toora 6.10.46 Tarwin Goals: T. Toussaint 3, A. Murray 2, C. Millman 1, T. Pastura 1, T. Cameron 1, D. Yawney 1 Toora Goals: L. Manders 3, L. Jenkins 1, A. Hewson 1, W. Jenkins 1 Tarwin Best: T. Dobson, T. Toussaint, D. Feild, J. Pastura, D. De Luca, B. Taber Toora Best: M. O’Sullivan, B. Wells, J. Weston, P. Grant, B. Osborne , A. Hewson RESERVES

Tarwin 10.9.69 Toora 2.2.14 Tarwin Goals: L. Weston 4, J. Pickersgill 2, T. O’Loughlin 1, N. Hardacre 1, R. Davey 1, N.

Browne 1 Toora Goals: C. Ferguson 1, C. Teuma 1 Tarwin Best: J. Giliam, R. Davey, E. O’Loughlin, N. Hardacre, J. Pickersgill, S. Clark Toora Best: T. Allott, D. Knee, L. Haustorfer, K. Brewer, J. Platt, O. Cashmore THIRDS

Foster 12.10.82 Toora 1.4.10 Foster Goals: B. Cripps 5, B. Smith 2, L. Rathjen 2, B. Judds 2, L. Wake 1 Toora Goals: J. Beecroft 1 Foster Best: B. Cripps, B. Smith, L. Wake, O. Cox, B. Prain, B. Judds Toora Best: K. Brewer, O. Cashmore, T. Koolen, J. Platt, C. Walker, F. Cashmore

LADDER W L D

Stretch: MDU’s Cameron Harris and Stony Creek’s Jake Cameron attempted to get their hands on the ball. Photo courtesy Gerard Bruning-@ fourcornersframing.biz. Left, Under pressure: MDU’s Yani Zorzos and Michael Smith obstruct Stony Creek’s Clint Mackie’s run at the ball. Photo courtesy Gerard Bruning-@ fourcornersframing.biz.

Tough game After days of rain, conditions out on the Tarwin ground surprisingly weren’t boggy at all, making for a good game of football. Both teams were needy for a win; the game was as competitive as ever. Tarwin put in a massive effort and worked hard for their score. The finishing score was 64 to 46, in favour of Tarwin. Tarwin’s Troy Toussaint scored three goals for his team and demonstrated his elite fitness and exceptional skill all over the ground. Toussaint continued getting the ball through the middle of the ground and

SENIORS

Stony Creek 7.14.56 M.D.U. 3.2.20 Stony Creek Goals: J. Cann 1, K. Baskaya 1, J. Byrnes 1, J. Gee 1, J. Cameron 1, G. Angelopoulos 1, C. Mackie 1 M.D.U. Goals: C. Ricardo 1, J. Kennedy 1, M. Harris 1 Stony Creek Best: K. Newton, D. Zuidema, J. Gee, G. Angelopoulos, S. Marriott, W. Stewart M.D.U. Best: M. Harris, S. James, C. Ricardo, M. Smith, B. Arnup, T. Corry RESERVES

Stony Creek 5.7.37 M.D.U. 3.0.18 Stony Creek Goals: P. Boyle 1, D. Gordon 1, B. Renden 1, B. Martin

managed to set up a lot of plays. Stunning play by Toora saw it add three goals during the third quarter. Tarwin player Todd Dobson really stood up when the pressure was on. Dobson injured his ankle early in the game, but that didn’t stop him for doing the job he was there to do. Tarwin’s Daniel Feild played his best game for the year; being real leader on the ground he was very much aggressive and hard at the ball. Toora’s Luke Manders was outstanding, kicking three goals for the team. It was an overall close match against two great sides wanting to win. Tarwin’s Jordan Pastura continued on his fantastic season, getting lot of the

ball throughout the game, quite often being courageous on the defence side. Tarwin player David De Luca returned back last week after being out for a few weeks due to an injury, he played a great game and showed off excellent tackling techniques. Brenton Taber did a great job on the Toora’s leading goal kicker, keeping him quiet. It was a big job to do and he did it well. Tarwin play MDU next week and Toora play Fish Creek.

Left, Up for grabs: Tarwin’s Emmet Yawney jumped high to battle a Toora player for the ball on Saturday.

UNDER 10 W Yinnar..............12 Trafalgar...........10 L’gatha Green.....10 Mirboo North .....8 Morwell Royal ....7 Hill & Rovers........ 6 Moe Maroons....... 5 Moe Blues ............ 4 Newb Blues .......... 4 Morwell Navy ....... 3 Newb Reds........... 1 Yallourn Nth ......... 0

W L’gatha Gold ......9 Mirboo North .....9 L’gatha Green.....8 Morwell Royal ....8 Moe Blues.........6 Moe Maroons....... 6 Yinnar .................. 5 Trafalgar ............... 4 Hill & Rovers........ 2 New Blues ............ 1 Yallourn Nth ......... 0

L 0 2 2 4 5 6 6 6 8 9 10 12

D 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

% Pts 1708.33 56 714.89 48 389.00 48 181.43 40 93.89 36 117.02 32 67.25 30 40.30 30 50.23 24 69.23 20 18.48 16 9.85 4

L 1 2 3 3 4 5 5 5 9 9 11

D 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0

% Pts 210.53 52 269.59 48 244.39 44 159.11 42 107.51 38 122.11 36 116.02 34 65.65 32 44.13 20 27.69 20 33.82 8

UNDER 14 W Mirboo North .....12 L’gatha Gold ......9 Moe Maroons .....9 Trafalgar...........8 L’gatha Green.....7 Yinnar .................. 7 Morwell Royal ...... 5 New Reds............. 5 New Blues ............ 4 Morwell Navy ....... 4 Hill & Rovers........ 2 Yallourn Nth ......... 1

Stony Creek 2.8.20 M.D.U. 1.1.7

Tight: Tarwin’s Dermott Yawney was under pressure to get rid of the ball before a Toora opponent intercepted.

%

Pts

Stony Creek ..15 1 0 225.36 60 Tarwin ........11 6 0 152.44 44 Fish Creek....10 6 0 150.68 40 DWWWW .....7 9 0 96.74 28 MDU.............. 7 10 0 68.29 28 Toora ... ......... 6 10 0 93.03 24 Foster ............ 1 16 0 33.56 4 GOALKICKERS A. Bright (Fish Ck)............... (0) 61 L. Anderson (Tarwin) .......... (0) 32 N. Mathieson (MDU) ........... (0) 29 V. Pecora (DWWWW) ......... (4) 27 D. Devonshire (Fish Ck) ...... (0) 25 M. Dyer (Stony Ck) ............. (1) 24 K. McLean (Tarwin) ............. (0) 22 B. Renden (Stony Ck).......... (1) 21 J. Byrnes (Stony Ck) ........... (0) 19 W. Thorson (Stony Ck)........ (0) 17 A. Wilson (Fish Ck) ............. (0) 17 B. Byrnes (Stony Ck)........... (0) 17 B. McKnight (Stony Ck) ...... (0) 17

THIRDS LADDER W L D

% Won

Stony Creek ..14 1 0 93.33 Fish Creek....7 5 0 58.33 MDU...........7 8 0 46.67 Foster .........7 9 0 43.75 14.29 Toora ............. 2 12 0 DWWWW ...... 0 2 0 0.00 GOALKICKERS C. Preston (Stony Ck) ......... (1) 29 C. Cary (Stony Ck) .............. (0) 23 B. Cripps (Foster) ................ (5) 22 C. Buckland (Fish Ck) .......... (0) 19 B. Martin (Stony Ck) ........... (1) 18 H. Funnell (Stony Ck) .......... (0) 17 L. Smith (MDU)................... (0) 16 N. Denbrok (Fish Ck) ........... (0) 14 Z. Duursma (Foster) ............ (0) 13 L. Lidstone (Foster)............. (0) 13 J. Bright (Stony Ck) ............ (0) 13

Leongatha Junior footy CGJFL ladders

UNDER 12

1, M. Dyer 1 M.D.U. Goals: M. Darmanin 1, L. Smith 1, L. Harris 1 Stony Creek Best: L. Harrington, B. Rawson, G. Gray, D. Gordon, R. McGrath, D. Preston M.D.U. Best: N. Tuckett, J. Peach, C. Kere, D. Campbell, L. Harris, M. Darmanin THIRDS

Stony Creek Goals: B. Martin 1, C. Preston 1 M.D.U. Goals: B. Cantwell 1 Stony Creek Best: D. Williams, J. Bright, A. Dyke, H. Funnell, C. Cary, R. Baudinette M.D.U. Best: J. Gourlay, C. Krohn, S. Chadwick, J. Yates, B. Thorson, J. Brown

Pts

RESERVES

• Tarwin v Toora

IT was a convincing win for Tarwin after a tough match against Toora.

%

Fish Creek....15 1 0 290.57 60 DWWWW .....11 5 0 173.99 44 Toora... .......11 5 0 153.17 44 Stony Creek ..8 8 0 99.12 32 Tarwin ........... 8 8 0 82.80 32 Foster ............ 4 13 0 65.92 16 MDU.............. 0 17 0 23.64 0 GOALKICKERS K. Bergles (DWWWW) ...... (5) 102 L. Manders (Toora) ........... (3) 57 K. Baskaya (Stony Ck) ....... (1) 54 A. Seccull (Fish Ck) ........... (0) 46 A. Sigeti (DWWWW) ......... (1) 32 B. Coates (Fish Ck)............ (0) 31 J. Weston (Toora) ............. (0) 30 B. Cooper (Fish Ck) ........... (0) 28 D. Yawney (Tarwin) ........... (1) 28 A. Murray (Tarwin) ............ (2) 26

L 0 3 3 4 5 5 7 8 8 8 10 11

D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

% Pts 365.37 56 160.77 44 204.96 44 116.87 40 122.78 36 123.86 36 106.74 28 74.59 24 72.29 24 57.46 24 37.48 16 38.96 8

UNDER 10 Leongatha Green 6.4.40 Newborough Blues 0.0.0 Leongatha Green goals: B. McRae 2, A. McInnes 2, R. Hume 1, J. Brown 1, C. Richards 1, S. Wayman 1. Best: S. Wayman, H. Scrimshaw, T. Byrnes, F. McLennan, J. Brown, A. Williams. Newborough Blues best: C. Anderson, J. Taylor, O. Hanson, C. O’Hea, N. Parkinson, J. Webb.

UNDER 12 Leongatha Gold 11.8.74 Trafalgar 4.2.26 Leongatha Gold goals: P. Winmar 4, R. Checkley 2, B. Stewart 1, F. Dunn 1, W. Davies 1, T. Harris 1, X. Bolge 1. Best: K. Jarvis, B. Weston, R. Bell, B. VanderZalm, C. Rickard, R. Andronaco.

Leongatha Green 14.5.89 Newborough Blues 4.5.29 Leongatha Green goals: R. Dal Pozzo 5, T. McRae 3, T. Hanily 3, L. Gill 2, W. Croatto 2, Z. Dodge 1, W. Brown 1, L. Patterson 1. Best: T. McRae, T. Hanily, W. Brown, R. Dal Pozzo, L. Gill, L. Patterson.

UNDER 14 Leongatha Gold 8.7.55 Trafalgar 5.6.36 Leongatha Gold goals: H. Kewming 4, J. Wrigley 2, H. Bell 1, J. Burns 1. Best: H. Sheedy, H. Kewming, H. Bell, B. McEwan, R. Giliam, J. Friend.

Leongatha Green 10.9.69 Newborough Blues 3.2.20 Leongatha Green goals: F. Materia 3, J. Lindsay 3, B. Hanrahan 1, D. Hume 1, N. Beavis 1, L. Hickey 1. Best: L. Hickey, N. Beavis, D. Hume, K. Scrimshaw, K. Brown, B. Hanrahan.


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SPORT | FOOTBALL Mid Gippsland League SENIORS LADDER Yall-Yall North....... 198.97 Thorpdale ............. 137.57 Yinnar ................... 139.63 Newborough ......... 123.10 Trafalgar ............... 119.73 Mirboo North.......... 128.70 Morwell East .......... 121.74 Hill End .................... 67.10 Yarragon .................. 50.28 Boolarra ................... 32.95

60 48 44 44 44 40 36 16 8 0

RESERVES LADDER Newborough ......... 432.64 Yinnar ................... 263.84 Yall-Yall North....... 204.44 Trafalgar ............... 121.27 Mirboo North ........ 137.58 Hill End .................. 111.71 Morwell East ............ 79.69 Yarragon .................. 78.65 Thorpdale ................ 42.20 Boolarra ..................... 6.66

64 56 52 44 40 32 24 20 8 0

THIRDS LADDER Newborough ........388.06 Trafalgar ..............363.50 Mirboo North .......197.89 Yinnar ..................123.20 Hill End ................173.10 Yall-Yall North .........37.49 Morwell East .............4.56

85 78 66 53 50 20 0

FOURTHS

thestar.com.au

• Mirboo North v Yinnar

Tigers take down Yinnar MIRBOO North added to its 125 year anniversary celebrations with a 33-point victory over secondplaced Yinnar in a ‘knock ‘em over, pull ‘em down, drag ‘em out’ affair at Tigerland on Saturday. Mirboo North also retained the coveted Vin Kallady Memorial Shield, where a tricky westerly played havoc with many players’ attempts to flight manage the ball or control it at ground level. Relentless tackling featured prominently in both teams’ artillery, with Mirboo North leading the overall count 68 to 40. Among those to witness the mighty Tigers in action were many reunion attendees from Mirboo North’s 1957 and 2007 senior and 1997 fourths football premiership teams. Also intently watching

the match unfold were several of Mirboo North’s 1987 and 1997 B Grade premiership netballers. Out on the field, playing coach Clancy Bennett and skipper Damien Turner revived memories of the vital roles they played in Mirboo North’s 18 point grand final success over Yinnar a decade earlier. Rugged veteran warhorse Jamie Winters was the only remaining member of the Magpies’ 2007 runner-up side. With one round of Mid Gippsland football remaining, Mirboo North is sixth on the ladder and must beat Yarragon at Yarragon to have a chance of competing in this year’s finals. Another proviso for Mirboo North extending its season is Yinnar defeating Trafalgar, or Hill End downing Newborough. Although Yinnar had the wind behind it in the opening quarter, the Tigers continually pushed the ball inside its forward 50 and booted two unan-

swered goals. Jack Robertson cleverly scored from a tight angle with a dribble kick and Josh Taylor accepted a tidy pass from Turner to set Mirboo North on its way to victory. The Tigers successfully combined strength, perseverance and durability with integrated management options, to increase their corridor capability and performance. Jake Nash provided lots of drive out of the centre for the Tigers whilst Hudson Kerr, Turner, Shane Peters, Darryl Mayman and Dom Pinneri circled the packs like sharks. Mirboo North’s tight forward press rarely allowed the ball to cross into Yinnar’s scoring area. Sometimes, the Magpies appeared to flounder like fish out of water, due perhaps to a counterfeit faith in their game plan. For a short period, Yinnar even suffered from a dose of rambling fever, where its midfield travellers and wanderers seemed unwilling to mind its men.

Apart from a lone rushed behind sneaking through Mirboo North’s defence, Ben Richards, Jacob Blair, Luke Palmer, Julian Blackford and Bennett turned back every first term inside 50 entry by the Magpies. Winters added life to Yinnar’s forward line and kicked its first goal, when he was moved there in the second quarter. Others who began to feature for the visitors were Jarrod Henderson, Brandon Mahoney, Hafis Matthews, Danny Campbell, Matt Lewellin and playing coach Jaime Aitken. Mirboo North had extended its 20 point half time advantage to 27 points at three quarter time, following crucial majors from Turner, Zac Kilgower and Nash. When Bennett and Kerr combined to find Josh Taylor three minutes into the final quarter, the blond bombshell glided past two black and white jumpers, before sending a high powered 50 metre gem home on the breeze.

Liam Maynard quickly replied for Yinnar from a free kick, but Nash sealed the deal at full pace from long range for the Tigers with his third major.

Mirboo North 10.10.70 d Yinnar 5.7.37 Mirboo North goals: J. Nash 3, J. Taylor 2, Z. Kilgower 1, S. Peters 1, B. Ridgway 1, D. Turner 1, J. Robertson 1. Yinnar goals: M. Geary 2, D. Linton 1, J. Winters 1, L. Maynard 1. Mirboo North best: J. Nash, D. Turner, H. Kerr, C. Bennett, D. Pinneri, D. Mayman. Yinnar best: J. Henderson, J. Winters, B. Mahoney, H. Matthews, L. Linton, D. Campbell. RESERVES

Mirboo North 13.5.83 d Yinnar 8.5.53 Mirboo North goals: K. Berchtold 6, M. Green 5, D. Taylor 1, J. Porter 1. Yinnar goals: C. Harwood 5, D. Webster 1, S. Famularo 1, P. McGrath 1. Mirboo North best: D. Taylor, K. Berchtold, C. Le Page, M. Green, L. Gervasi, B. Stoertebecker. Yinnar best: N. Linton, J. Williams, D. Webster, D. Giles, C. Harwood, M. Dowling.

With the wind blowing colder, all hopes of winning gone and supporters wearing faces of downcast countenance, Tigerland was a melancholy place for the Magpies.

THIRDS

Mirboo North 9.9.63 d Yinnar 8.5.53 Mirboo North goals: F. Austin 2, R. Peter 2, C. White 2, S. Kennedy 1, R. Kratzat 1, T. Melbourne 1. Yinnar goals: L. Cormick 2, M. Smith 2, B. McCormack 1, J. Leak 1, J. Hennessy 1, C. Watson 1. Mirboo North best: C. Pinkerton, R. Peter, E. Parker, L. Oddy, A. Krausz, R. Kratzat. Yinnar best: B. McCormack, J. Leak, M. Hendrikse, R. Smyth, J. Hennessy, B. Flanigan. FOURTHS

Yinnar 11.4.70 d Mirboo North 5.3.33 Yinnar goals: A. Sheers 4, B. Clissold 2, M. McCafferty 2, O. Doig 1, H. Hicks 1, P. Kearns 1. Mirboo North goals: A. Kenneally 2, B. Peters 1, J. Burgess-Pincini 1, S. Bramley 1. Yinnar best: B. Flanigan, M. Ounjit, H. Hicks, A. Sheers, P. Kearns, B. Clissold. Mirboo North best: T. Heath, K. Laukens, T. Wilkins, B. Jones, J. Hillman, A. Krausz.

LADDER Newborough ......... 258.06 Trafalgar ............... 239.57 Hill End ................. 159.70 Yinnar ................... 126.24 Mirboo North .......... 34.43 Boolarra ................... 25.22

60 60 44 44 20 12

• DWWWW v Foster

Bergles kicks his 100th THE Allies and Foster played the return game to pay back the swap in round one.

OTHER MATCHES SENIORS Thorpdale 16.20.116 d Yarragon 7.6.48 Trafalgar 5.12.42 d Morwell East 5.8.38 Newborough 13.15.93 d Boolarra 7.5.47 Yall-Yall Nth 16.10.106 d Hill End 7.15.57 RESERVES Yarragon 9.8.62 d Thorpdale 3.6.24 Trafalgar 8.6.54 d Morwell East 5.2.32 Newborough 27.27.189 d Boolarra 0.0.0 Yall-Yall Nth 13.8.86 d Hill End 4.5.29 THIRDS Newborough 21.26.152 d Morwell East 2.0.12 Hill End 12.10.82 d Yall-Yall Nth 4.3.27 FOURTHS Trafalgar 2.9.21 d Hill End 2.2.14 Newborough 12.19.91 d Boolarra 5.2.32

FOOTY DRAWS THIS WEEKEND ALBERTON Round 20: August 12 MDU v Tarwin Toora v Fish Creek DWWWW v Stony Creek Foster - bye

MID GIPPSLAND Round 18: August 12 Yarragon v Mirboo North Yinnar v Trafalgar Morwell East v Boolarra Hill End v Newborough Yall-Yall Nth v Thorpdale

GIPPSLAND Round 16: August 12 Traralgon v Bairnsdale Leongatha v Sale Moe v Maffra Morwell v Wonthaggi August 13 Drouin v Warragul

WEST GIPPSLAND Round 17: August 12 Nar Nar Goon v Kor-Bena Kilcunda-Bass v Cora Lynn Inverloch v Koo Wee Rup Dalyston v Garfield Phillip Island v Bunyip

Celebrating: Mirboo North Football Club long time members from left, Kevin Morrisy, Heanz Loh, Michael Watt, John Hilliar and Brian McCormack celebrated the clubs 125 year anniversary on Saturday.

Tigers enjoy 125 year celebration ON Saturday, Mirboo North Football Netball Club celebrated its 125th Anniversary along with 1957, 1987, 1997 and 2007 football and netball premierships. Hundreds of past players, supporters, members and sponsors descended upon the Walter J Tuck reserve to catch up with old friends and reminisce about days gone by. The day was also a success on the field, with wins Reunited: Mirboo North Football Club 1957 senior in the Senior, Reserve and premiership players Burt Bright and Peter Edney Thirds football, as well as celebrated the clubs 125 year anniversary on Satur- the A Grade, B Grade and U15 netball.

day while watching the game.

Morwell to host grand final MID Gippsland Football Netball League’s grand final venues have been announced. Morwell has the honours of hosting the grand final on September 9. Newborough will hold the qualifying final on August 19, the elimination final will be at Thorpdale on August 20, the

second semi will be at Yinnar on August 26, and the first semi will be at Hill End on August 27. Yallourn Yallourn North will host the preliminary final on September 2 – not Trafalgar as previously advised. These venues are subject to change due to ground condition. Morwell East is on standby as the backup venue.

The committee at Foster have done magnificent job in bringing the surface back to a very good standard. A gale force wind favored the Toora end and it natural that Jim Phillips elected to use the wind first. The crowd was on the edge of its seats in anticipation of the Allies star full forward kicking his 100th goal. Foster employed some unusual tactics to try and prevent this on their ground. This scribe has been in the game for sixty years and has never seen eighteen opposition players stationed between cente half forward and full forward with four players surrounding Kael Bergles and one hanging onto his jumper. Ben Mayers scored the first major midterm Foster slowly brought the ball around the far win and Troy Van Dyke managed to break clear for a goal. The Allies kicked into the wind. Some good work in the middle by Atkins and Egerton saw Bergles break the shackles to kick goal number 98. Foster still had three players really wasted on Bergles because there were other options that they left alone. From the middle, Rooney sent the ball long and Galle finished off the job. The Allies run and carry was very good the handball work around the midfield and half forward was a game of keepings off as Cam McKenzie and Jake Weightman cleaned up in defense to bring the ball in attack. By half time the visitors led by eight points but more importantly the Allies now had the wind. The third term would be the match winner as Bergles came out as far as centre half forward to allow the ball to be kicked over his head into space.

Big day: Allies’ Kael Bergles was cheered on by his supporters as he kicked his 100th goal of the season. A free to Bergles brought up goal 99 and at the twelve minute mark great play by Egerton and John Mentiplay found Bergles for goal number 100. This was Bergles second score of 100 having kicked 109 at Kilcunda Bass in 2013. A five goal to nil third term saw the visitors play keepings off and short passing to a target from half back by Jackson and Jayden Nolan confused the home side. Two goals to Bergles and single to Joey Speiring, Anthony Sigeti and Jackson Nolan stretched the lead out to six goals by the last change. With Bergles 100 goal all done and dusted Foster changed its strategy at three quarter time and from the

SENIORS

DWWWW 13.7.85 Foster 5.3.33 DWWWW Goals: K. Bergles 5, J. Nolan 2, B. Mayers 1, A. Sigeti 1, H. Spierings 1, J. Phillips 1, M. Daoud 1, J. Arter 1 Foster Goals: J. Hanlon 2, D. Granger 1, T. Van Dyke 1, L. Galle 1 DWWWW Best: C. McKenzie, S. Scott, D. Atkins, J. Nolan, J. Nolan, J. Weightman Foster Best: D. Granger, L. Galle, J. Toner, J. Hanlon, L. Globan, B.

centre Cook and Globan fired the ball long and a timely goal gave the Tigers some cheer. Back in the middle, another big kick forward Granger scored their fifth back then they ran out of steam. This time the Allies won the clearance Chris McKay and Max Homer burst clear and twice Phillips marked at centre half forward for a goal then a neat pass to Bergles for goal 101. The early strong wind had now subsided and it allowed the Allies to use the centre corridor. Atkins, Mayers and Tait Sabec teamed up to run the ball deep into full forward and goals to Bergles, Jackson Nolan and Jayden Arter sealed the match.

Rooney RESERVES

DWWWW 13.7.85 Foster 5.3.33 DWWWW Goals: V. Pecora 4, Z. Hanning 3, L. Sketcher 2, K. Hanning 2, L. Anedda 2 Foster Goals: K. Staff 2, J. Midwinter 2, N. Clarke 1 DWWWW Best: K. Hanning, L. Sketcher, L. Butler, L. Anedda, V. Pecora, G. Lay Foster Best: N. Clarke, K. Staff, B. Campbell, W. Davy, D. Ford, L. Hulse


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FOOTBALL | SPORT

thestar.com.au • Drouin v Leongatha

Parrots punish Drouin AFTER trailing the bottom side at quarter time, top side Leongatha punished the Hawks from there on recording a 105 point win at Drouin. The first quarter was surprisingly even, although had Leongatha kicked a little straighter it would have led at the first break. The wind was blowing across the ground and this had an impact on kicking, but the Drouin oval was in surprisingly good nick. The Hawks 2.3.15 were two points clear of the Parrots 1.7.13. Leongatha got into top gear in the second quarter and upped the ante big time, al-

lowing the Hawks to kick just one behind while registering 7.5. Jack Ginnane was having an impact on the forward line and his tally of five goals for the day was probably the most for him this season; ending second best player for the Parrots. Cameron Stone has really set the centre alight for Leongatha since coming back from injury being amongst the best each week since. Josh Hopkins, Luke Bowman and Tom Marriott too were having an impact around the contests and supporters and coaching staff would be pleased the Leongatha “engine room” was performing so well with only three games to go in the regular season. Drouin’s league best

ruckman Bob McCallum was having a dominating game; giving Drouin plenty of first use with the ball with Axford and Seri up and about for the Hawks. Cade Maskell played a solid game running off half back for the Greens and, as is becoming customary, sneaked up forward to snag three goals. At half time Leongatha’s lead had blown out; 8.12.60 to Drouin’s 2.4.16. Despite the goal kicking “yips” haunting Leongatha again in the third quarter due to the blustery wind hampering shots on goal; the Parrots nevertheless booted 3.10 to Drouin’s 1.1 seeing Leongatha up 11.22.88 to Drouin 3.5.23. Ben Willis was doing bet-

ter in the ruck against McCallum and Kyle Reid too was having a spell in the ruck to negate McCallum’s influence. In the last quarter Leongatha showed no mercy on the Hawks booting 9.4 although Drouin managed to kick three goals itself despite the difference in scores. Leongatha has three more matches to finish the regular season; this Saturday play returns to Parrot Park as Leongatha hosts Sale. The Parrots then return to Warragul to play the dangerous Gulls before hosting Maffra in the final game before finals; with a possible top spot up for grabs. Leongatha has a few good workouts ahead of it before finals as it tries to get a side settled for final’s time.

ROUND 15 SENIORS LADDER W L D

%

Pts

Leongatha ...13 2 0 194.70 52 Maffra........13 2 0 175.22 52 Traralgon ....10 4 1 150.60 42 Moe ..........10 5 0 125.02 40 Morwell ......7 7 1 111.49 30 Wonthaggi......6 9 0 87.00 24 Warragul ........6 9 0 83.07 24 80.03 20 Sale ................5 10 0 86.87 16 Bairnsdale ......4 11 0 29.65 0 Drouin ............0 15 0 GOALKICKERS M. Bennett (Maffra)............. (3) 43 C. Dunne (Leon).................. (2) 42 B. Fowler (Warragul) ........... (4) 39 D. Cupido (Bairns) .............. (0) 35 D. Bedggood (Maffra) ......... (2) 35 D. Sheen (Maffra) ............... (1) 34 L. Stockdale (Trar) .............. (3) 34 B. McDonald (Morwell) ....... (3) 33 N. Paredes (Warragul) ........ (4) 33 A. Dugan (Moe)................... (3) 29

RESERVES Higher leap: Leongatha’s Kyle Reid jumps slightly higher than his Drouin opponent to gain the tap advantage. Reid was thrown in the ruck a few times to negate the influence of Drouin’s big Bob McCallum.

SENIORS

THIRDS

Leongatha 20.26.146 d Drouin 6.5.41

Leongatha 10.9.69 d Drouin 4.1.25

Leongatha goals: J. Ginnane 5, C. Maskell 3, K. Cooper 2, J. Hopkins 2, C. Stone 2, C. Dunne 2, K. Reid 1, P. McGrath 1, S. Forrester 1, T. Marriott 1. Drouin goals: M. Theodoridis 3, R. Fairlie 1, C. Jolly 1, R. Salter 1. Leongatha best: C. Stone, J. Ginnane, J. Hopkins, T. Marriott, C. Maskell, L. Bowman. Drouin best: R. McCallum, L. Axford, D. Seri, M. Theodoridis, D. Miller, L. Anderson.

Leongatha goals: N. Trotto 3, T. Sheedy 1, T. Bernaldo 1, T. Vanderkolk 1, N. Battersby 1, T. Brew 1, J. Hastings 1, J. Norton 1. Drouin goals: S. O’Callaghan 2, Z. Watson 1, C. Harrison 1 Leongatha best: N. Trotto, J. Hastings, J. Norton, D. Ginnane, T. Vanderkolk, J. Ballagh. Drouin best: L. Gleeson, J. Mitchell, T. Dodge-Bunn, S. O’Callaghan, L. Edwards-Hayes.

RESERVES Leongatha 14.7.91 d Drouin 2.3.15

Breaking clear: Sam Forrester makes a quick dash for the Parrots as Ben Chalmers looks to shepherd Drouin’s Tom Barr from the contest.

Leongatha goals: L. Wright 3, M. Taylor 2, T. Sauvarin 2, B. Vanrooy 2, J. Pellicano 2, C. Rump 1, J. Patterson 1, D. Bowman 1. Drouin goals: Z. Watson 1, H. Gauci 1 Leongatha best: J. Sinclair, J. Patterson, J. Dudley, T. Sauvarin, R. Kelly, J. Pellicano. Drouin best: B. Clark, C. Phelan, R. Ferguson, S. Gardiner, M. Derrick, Z. Watson.

FOURTHS Leongatha 15.12.102 d Drouin 5.3.33 Leongatha goals: M. McGannon 6, J. Hume 4, J. Lamers 3, T. Vanderkolk 1, L. O’Neill 1. Drouin goals: F. Robertson-Edgar 2, L. Corbet 1, C. Robertson-edgar 1, T. Kearney 1. Leongatha best: M. McGannon, J. Lamers, W. Littlejohn, R. Drysdale, C. James, J. Hume. Drouin best: F. Robertson-Edgar, J. Fraser, C. Robertson-edgar , H. Nicklen, L. Corbet.

• Warragul v Wonthaggi

Power never fired a shot AFTER such a promising and highly entertaining match against Maffra in the previous match it was

a deflated Wonthaggi which went down to Warragul on the weekend. Whether it was the disap-

Moving forward: Wonthaggi’s Michael Kelly puts boot to ball looking for a target upfield.

pointment of the loss against powerhouse Maffra which should have been a win, the week off due to the bye or the loss of Jack Blair (to Collingwood’s VFL side) and Byron Dryden the Power was just not on its game. The contrast was chalk and cheese; intensity and pressure against Maffra, overuse of the footy and less determination against Warragul. The loss sees both Wonthaggi and Warragul level on points and the match against Morwell this week at Morwell could be the Power’s last chance at final’s action. Warragul seemed to have a bit more to play for as a loss would have ended its season; the door is now open for a late surge by the Gulls. The wind favoured one end on Saturday at Warragul and it was the Gulls which made better use especially in the second half. Wonthaggi opened up pretty well kicking into the breeze keeping Warragul to just two goals and it was Warragul 2.5 to Wonthaggi’s 0.2 at quarter time. The Power opened its

account in the second quarter but importantly Warragul was able to kick two into the breeze which would set up its win. Half Time Warragul 4.7 to Wonthaggi 2.6. The third term saw Warragul forge ahead and boot 4.2 to Wonthaggi’s one behind and it would need a mammoth

last quarter for the Power. The Power added two quick goals early in the last quarter but Warragul finished full of running adding five goals for the term to Power’s four. A few giveaway frees and 50 metre penalties didn’t help Wonthaggi’s cause either.

Kane McCarthy in the midfield was best for the Power; Jarrod Membrey off the half back flank, Phil Young down back, Aidan Lindsay in the middle and Will Joplin ruck/forward all worked hard for Power. Dom O’Connor was the best of the Power forwards.

OTHER MATCHES SENIORS Warragul 13.11.89 d Wonthaggi 6.11.47 Warragul goals: N. Paredes 4, B. Fowler 4, J. Serong 2, S. Kelly 1, B. Hefford 1, A. Emery 1. Wonthaggi goals: W. Joplin 2, R. Lindsay 1, J. Rocotas 1, T. Harley 1, K. McCarthy 1. Warragul best: J. Horstman, S. Kelly, B. Fowler, J. Serong, A. Emery, N. Paredes. Wonthaggi best: K. McCarthy, J. Membrey, P. Young, A. Lindsay, W. Joplin.

RESERVES Warragul 12.11.83 d Wonthaggi 4.4.28 Warragul goals: J. Somers 6, J. Lane 2, T. Brady 2, T. Fruend 1. Wonthaggi goals: L. Membrey 3, C. Zun 1. Warragul best: T. Axford, T. Morrow, J. Lane, T. Brady, A. Larkin, J. Somers. Wonthaggi best: L. Membrey, R. Scott, D. Tiziani, M. Davey, C. Waters, S. Roche.

THIRDS

Wonthaggi 7.15.57 d Warragul 5.5.35 Wonthaggi goals: K. Brann 2, J. Dawson 2, S. Speed 1, J. Bates 1, D. Gardiner 1. Warragul goals: M. McGarrity 2, F. Phillips 1, S. Fennell 1, S. Serramondi 1. Wonthaggi best: L. Burns, J. Roylance, K. Brann, S. Speed, M. Geyle, D. Gardiner. Warragul best: B. Quaife, F. Phillips, M. McGarrity, R. Chambers, S. Fennell, J. Brown.

FOURTHS Warragul 11.9.75 d Wonthaggi 4.3.27 Warragul goals: M. McGarrity 2, F. Phillips 2, B. Bundle 1, E. McGillivray 1, L. Giliam 1, J. Bloye 1, F. O’Reilly 1, D. Coates 1, H. Notman 1. Wonthaggi goals: N. Anderson 1, K. Benson 1, H. Dawson 1, J. Kilgour 1. Warragul best: P. Mulqueen, L. Giliam, H. Notman, B. Cusden, M. McGarrity, C. Stern. Wonthaggi best: H. Dawson, J. Gilmour, J. Schulz, J. Kilgour, D. McRae, W. Speed.

SENIORS Morwell 10.8.68 d Bairnsdale 6.11.47 Maffra 17.12.114 d Traralgon 8.7.55 Sale 16.11.107 d Moe 14.12.96 RESERVES Maffra 10.15.75 d Traralgon 2.2.14 Moe 23.4.142 d Sale 4.2.26 THIRDS Traralgon 14.8.92 d Maffra 1.0.6 Moe 13.16.94 d Sale 3.4.22 Bairnsdale 14.11.95 d Morwell 5.4.34 FOURTHS Traralgon 13.12.90 d Maffra 1.2.8 Moe 20.16.136 d Sale 1.7.13 Bairnsdale 14.16.100 d Morwell 3.3.21

LADDER W L D

%

Maffra........11 2 0 358.09 Leongatha ...11 2 0 200.00 Traralgon ....10 3 0 227.02 Morwell .....10 3 0 216.51 Moe ...........7 6 0 186.03 Warragul ........5 8 0 72.53 Wonthaggi......4 9 0 35.96 31.91 Drouin ............1 13 0 Sale ................1 13 0 1 0.63 GOALKICKERS

Pts

44 44 40 40 28 20 16 4 4

N. Wozniak (Maffra) ............ (2) 32 L. Durkin (Moe)................... (9) 30 L. Wright (Leon) ................. (3) 28 J. Somers (Warr) ................ (6) 28 P. Yates (Moe) ..................... (3) 23 R. Loprese (Trar)................. (1) 21 M. Duncan (Morwell) .......... (0) 21 B. Davidson (Leon) ............. (0) 17 J. Piper (Morwell) ............... (0) 16 L. Talbot (Maffra) ................ (0) 16

THIRDS LADDER W L D

Leongatha ...14 1 Traralgon ....13 2 Moe ......... 12 3 Maffra........10 5 Bairnsdale ...9 6 Drouin ............4 11 Wonthaggi......4 11 Warragul ........3 12 Morwell ..........3 12 Sale ................3 12

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

%

395.50 464.59 278.46 107.82 113.01 50.00 28.87 41.52 38.10 37.56

Pts

56 52 48 40 36 16 16 12 12 12

GOALKICKERS C. Olden (Leon) ................... (0) 44 A. McLaren (Bairns) ............ (6) 39 J. Van Iwaarden (Trar)......... (3) 36 R. Anderson (Moe) ............. (1) 36 H. Willaton (Trar) ................ (2) 27 L. Michie (Moe)................... (0) 26 H. Prestidge (Moe) .............. (3) 25 L. Carman (Maffra) ............. (0) 24 L. Scott (Leon) .................... (0) 23 J. Patullo (Leon) ................. (0) 22

FOURTHS LADDER W L D

Moe ..........15 0 Traralgon ....13 2 Bairnsdale ..10 5 Warragul .....9 6 Maffra.........9 6 Leongatha ......8 7 Sale ................6 9 Wonthaggi......3 12 Morwell ..........1 14 Drouin ............1 14

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

%

Pts

726.97 517.45 87.27 134.53 104.61 120.61 105.02 46.52 22.07 15.84

60 52 40 36 36 32 24 12 4 4

GOALKICKERS M. Luckie (Trar) .................. (4) 37 B. Maslen (Moe) ................. (3) 33 J. Ziino (Sale) ...................... (0) 32 H. Kellow (Bairns) ............... (2) 29 H. Neocleous (Trar) ............. (1) 27 R. Taws (Moe)..................... (4) 26 M. McGannon (Leon) .......... (6) 26 R. Baldi (Moe) ..................... (3) 24 B. Bundle (Warr) ................. (1) 22 L. Noble (Trar)..................... (0) 22 I. Copland (Trar) .................. (2) 22 F. Phillips (Warr) ................. (2) 22


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