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NEWHAVEN College students have plenty to celebrate today (Tuesday) with their last day of school for 2017 and the new Senior School just about complete. Last week, newly appointed school captains Aaron Fraser of Inverloch and Tara Swan of Leongatha enjoyed a tour of the new campus with, from left, DAS Constructions director and on-site foreman Dale Sartori, Newhaven College principal Gea Lovell and new school project manager David Butt. See the special feature on pages 34-37. Celebrations for many students will no doubt continue this Friday, December 15, with VCE students around the state receiving their results.

TOWN CRY Leongatha pushes for major projects

By Tony Giles and Brad Lester

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MAJOR pressure is about to be placed on the State Government to help fund three of Leongatha’s wish list projects. In light of the loss of 52 jobs announced recently by Murray Goulburn at its Leongatha factory, the Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry and South Gippsland Shire Councillor Meg Edwards organised a meeting to discuss what can be done to assist Leongatha. A meeting of community leaders and politicians was held in Leongatha last Wednesday evening, and followed Cr Edwards’ call for Leongatha to receive $19.5 million from the State Government. Her figure was based on the $371,000 per job the government gave to the Latrobe Valley for every job

lost there after the Hazelwood power station closed. Chamber president Brenton Williams said it was

essential council, government and opposition politicians, Murray Goulburn and the chamber discussed how the town could bounce back from the job losses. “We’ve seen support go out to other towns including the Latrobe Valley so I wanted to put it to the meeting, ‘What can you do to help our town?’� Mr Williams told The Star. The meeting is believed to have been productive, with the message to now push hard for signature Leongatha projects such as the Bair Street facelift and the redevelopment of the rail yards, including extending the Great Southern Rail Trail to Korumburra. Mr Williams also said the little known next stage of the Leongatha heavy vehicle alternate route was also discussed. This involves bringing the South Gippsland Highway approach along Hughes Street, starting just before SG Hire and running into Long Street. Continued on page 3.


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Authorities discuss rail trail extension

Trail talk

NEGOTIATIONS have begun between South Gippsland Shire Council and VicTrack to secure the rail corridor between Leongatha and Nyora for the extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail.

This is the first stage in preparing a funding submission to extend the rail trail, which was earmarked as a priority project in this year’s council plan. “It is not a quick process and options will need to be presented to council for consideration,” council’s coordinator grants/emergency management Penni Ellicott said. “Council has already completed costs estimates for its section of the extension from Welshpool to Alberton, which was done as part of Foster to Welshpool extension project investigation.” An economic business case is being jointly progressed between the South Gippsland and Wellington shire councils for this section of the trail. South Gippsland council’s manager economic development and tourism Renae Littlejohn said the rail trail opens up the south eastern part of South Gippsland as a destination. “Its coastal link is a rare element for rail trails and now there is closer linkage with the Long Jetty, Agnes Falls and other natural assets, and a greater capacity to retain people for longer stays,” she said. Ms Littlejohn said the rail trail provides a mar-

keting benefit for the whole region because the length of the trail encourages overnight stays, which impacts accommodation, and energises the food and beverage culture. “Being a year round activity also helps to increase the number of visitors in shoulder and offpeak seasons,” she said. “This opens opportunity for business investment which is evident in small towns like Fish Creek and Meeniyan, and encourages tour groups from other areas to use our rail trail, which increases visitor spend.” Ms Littlejohn said the economic benefit of extending the trail further was yet to be determined. Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Brenton Williams welcomed the proposed extension of the rail trail. “With the job losses announced at Murray Goulburn recently, the government could inject a bit of money back into the area so we can do stuff like that,” he said. Mr Williams said the popularity of the existing trail was an indication it provided an economic benefit. “It is massive. Lots of people come down and use it every week. Koonwarra for example is busy all the time with rail trail users,” he said. Korumburra Business Association president Noelene Cosson said extending the trail from Leongatha to Korumburra was an exciting prospect. “It would make the community more liveable and promote fitness and activity for all abilities in a

Leongatha pushes for major projects Continued from page 1. Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien said he has encouraged chamber and council representatives to highlight the projects they think should be funded to help stimulate the local economy. “The announcement of new jobs at Burra Foods and ViPlus at Toora will help soften the blow, but there are plenty of local projects the Labor Government could get on with to help stimulate the local economy, including an upgrade of the South Gippsland Highway, better public transport links, funding stage two of the Korumburra Secondary College redevelopment and many more,” he said. “I’ve also asked the Minister for Industry and Employment, Ben Carroll, to ensure all available State Government resources are applied to help the workers who will be out of a job. This may include retraining, skills counselling or other services the State Government and its agencies can provide. “Unfortunately Labor’s Harriet Shing has already made it clear in local media that the Melbourne Labor Government has no intention of delivering special assistance for the region, which is symptomatic of its approach to South Gippsland.” Labor’s Eastern Victoria Region MLC Harriet Shing said the government would help affected MG workers by providing assistance in re-training and financial counselling through the Latrobe Valley Authority. Its office is based in Morwell and Ms

Shing encouraged affected MG workers to contact the authority. She said the authority was already equipped to deal with extra demand from MG workers and would not receive further funding. As for Cr Edwards’ call for $19.5 million for Leongatha, Ms Shing said the comments were made as a “throw away”. Ms Shing said the jobs lost at Hazelwood were the result of a “fundamental change to the sector”, whereas “everyone will need the dairy industry”. Council CEO Tim Tamlin said at the meeting, council was not asked to take any specific immediate action, but said council would continue to lobby for state support of the Leongatha rail yards and Bair Street redevelopments. At its December 20 meeting, council will vote whether to adopt the final master plan for the transformation of the rail yards, start detailed design and investigate funding opportunities. Council planners are still finalising plans for the new look Bair Street. Attending last Wednesday’s meeting were Cr Edwards, Mr Tamlin, Mr O’Brien, Eastern Victoria Region MLC Edward O’Donohue, Mr Williams, Murray Goulburn’s general manager policy, industry and government, Ben Gursansky, and Leigh Kennedy, regional manager for Regional Development Victoria Gippsland.

Petition gaining momentum: owner of The Bicycle Fitting Store in Korumburra, John Kennedy, said a petition supporting the extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail to Korumburra was progressing well, with hopes to present it to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews in February. through these towns and I can see at least one house safe environment,” she said. “It would be great for the economy with increased sale a month in Korumburra linked directly to the tourism and increases in the amount of time people rail trail.” spend in the area. “It makes good sense to have it extended to Loch and Nyora as well. These towns have a lot to offer tourists and it is a great way to showcase South Gippsland making accessibility for Melbournians so much closer.” Owner of Korumburra’s Bicycle Fitting Store, John Kennedy, said a petition launched to further push the project was gaining momentum. “We need to fast forward this project. The rail trail extension would mean riders would pass through both Korumburra and Leongatha; adding a real boost to the economies of both towns,” Mr Kennedy said. “I can see a thousand people a month going



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By Sarah Vella

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State accolade for school musical SOUTH Gippslanders knew Blood Brothers was a superb show and now so does the rest of Victoria.

Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College, Leongatha, won junior production of the year at the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria awards on Saturday at Bendigo. The college shared this top honour with St Helena Secondary College that staged Rent. Student Isaac Muldoon won junior male performer in a leading role for his performance as Mickey in the show. Director Bron Kalos also received a personal accolade for her role as Velma Kelly in Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s production of Chicago. Ms Kalos won the Gladys Moncrieff Award for first performance in a featured role. Ms Kalos said the cast and crew of Blood Brothers were “over the moon�. “They were excited to win the award because

it covers all the elements that are often unseen in a school production, like set design and artistic direction, handled by Meg Steenholdt, and costume design, which are all considered for the award,� she said. “It means that to win this award, you need to have all the production elements right. “Just being in that section and being nominated against major grammar schools in Melbourne shows that you pulled all these elements together.� Blood Brothers was Mary MacKillop’s third production and the first show judged by the guild, at the school’s request. “Blood Brothers was a heavy production which is often difficult for children to understand, and was performed by a strong cast with a great ensemble,� Ms Kalos said. Isaac’s award was well deserved, Ms Kalos said, especially as his role did not entail much singing. “The judges were blown away by his level of maturity and his ability to show a lot of depth in his performance was unparalleled,� she said. “He took it to a new level.� Isaac, of Leongatha South, has just finished Year 12, and is considering pursuing a career in film production. Musical director Elly Poletti brought the music of the show to life. As for her personal award, Ms Kalos said she was “humbled�. “The people you are nominated with are really talented, experienced people, and to have a humble little show in Wonthaggi win an award is a credit to the director Karen Milkins-Hendry, choreographer Rose Wray-McCann and vocal coach Elly Poletti,� she said. Blood Brothers producer Sam Wright, also deputy principal-learning, said, “We have an amazingly talented group of students who have been guided, mentored and taught ever so professionally by a team of dedicated and passionate staff. “The ‘Brick’ as the awards are commonly known, is an award to the whole school community, including the dedicated parents and

Theatre success: team members of Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College’s production of Blood Brothers rejoice after their success at the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria awards on Saturday at Bendigo. Back, Bron Kalos, Elly Poletti, Brooke Materia, Holly Knight and Jacob Beckwith. Front, Isaac Muldoon, Aiden Clark, David Leslie and Sam Wright. talented ex-students who have made the last three years and last three musicals such a success. “Our director Bron Kalos role modelled excellence in the musical theatre space, also received her own Brick (Bruce Award) for her role in Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s Chicago, as well as her nomination for director of the year. “Our creative director Meg Steenholdt ensured authenticity to the production with attention to every small detail, so much so that the audience felt they were themselves transported to the rough

backstreets of Liverpool for each scene. “Elly Poletti, also nominated for her musical direction, enabled the singing to build to the emotive heights associated with such a heart wrenching story.� Many family and friends of the cast and crew attended the awards evening in Bendigo to support the nominees. In 2018, Mary MacKillop College will perform High School Musical, with a cast of possibly 70 students.

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Highway to hell By Sarah Vella VICROADS has identified a small section of the South Gippsland Highway as one of Victoria’s highest risk rural roads, despite unsafe road conditions prevailing along much of the road.

Between 2010 and 2015, the section of road between Leongatha to Meeniyan saw 20 serious crashes, resulting in one death and leaving 19 people seriously injured.

VicRoads director safe system road infrastructure program Bryan Sherritt said the section would be one of the first to be assessed by a new international star rating tool being rolled out across the state. “Work is already well underway to transform this section of the highway into a safer route, to prevent crashes and save lives,” he said. As a caravan owner and cyclist, Agnes’ Bruce Beatson said more of the South Gippsland Highway should have been identified as a dangerous road. “The South Gippsland Highway between Loch and Yarram is the worst

Families crash into fallen tree TWO vehicles crashed into a tree that fell over the South Gippsland Highway near Meeniyan on Saturday.

The tree fell at around 2pm near the Tarwin Lower Road and both ends of traffic were delayed for around 30 minutes. A Leongatha family of three - two adults and one child - were in a BMW. No one was injured. The driver of this vehicle, a 40 year old man, was unable to stop in time, causing the vehicle to end up on top of the tree. A Koonwarra family of four, two children and two adults in a four wheel drive ute, also crashed into the tree. The driver received minor cuts but no medical treatment was needed. Both vehicles had to be towed away. Members of the public helped cut up

the tree and the Leongatha SES assisted.

Pair face drug charges APPROXIMATELY five grams of ice and drug paraphernalia were located in a 24 year old Nyora woman’s vehicle.

The driver was intercepted by police on the Bass Highway, at Dalyston around 2am Friday. She was arrested and processed at the Wonthaggi Police Station, and charged and bailed for trafficking a drug of dependence. She will appear at the Korumburra Magistrates’ Court early next year. Her passenger, a Nyora woman, 25, was released pending summons for drug matters.

road in South Gippsland. Once you go past those towns, it is a good road,” he said. Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien said the State Government reneged on a commitment to provide $5 million to improve the South Gippsland Highway between Foster and Yarram, instead putting all the money towards the Black Spur realignment project at Koonwarra. “I have raised this issue in parliament numerous times because Foster to Welshpool in particular is a terrible piece of road and does need work,” he said. “I continue to agitate for more funding generally and again call on the government to meet the commitment to deliver funding for this stretch of road, which would help us repair the surface, improve the alignment, seal some of the shoulders and potentially even install an overtaking lane.” Mr Beatson said the remainder of the highway was worse than VicRoads has acknowledged. “The South Gippsland Highways is the second arterial road in Gippsland, behind the Princes Highway,” he said. “Between Meeniyan and Yarram is the major road for people who live here and vote here.” Mr Beatson said money needed to be spent fixing the problems - not just on maintenance and patch fixes, but a complete rebuild of the road. “If would be good if they spent $100 million on fixing the road, rather than putting in patches that aren’t laid properly,” he said. “We can all notice (how bad it is) and VicRoads has to do a survey to

Do more: Bruce Beatson, an Agnes cyclist, caravan owner and regular user of the South Gippsland Highway, said the State Government needs to invest more money in fixing the highway between Loch and Yarram, not just the small section between Leongatha and Meeniyan. find out about it.” With 35 years experience driving along the highway, Mr Beatson said both the former and current government have done little to address the problem of the unsafe road. “It is time to do something different,” he said. “The former government had plenty of time to do something, but it is still the worst road in Victoria, in my opinion.”

Recent safety improvements to the South Gippsland Highway included the installation of wire barriers over the Foster hills, which Mr Beatson said were not safe at all. “In the case of a bushfire, how on earth can the CFA drive off the road to get to the source of the fire?” he said. “With the guard rail and wire barriers all the way along, they might have to drive 100 metres or more to find a place to get off the road.”

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Family fun: from left, Kate, Hannah and Jake Browne from Leongatha and Jemma, and Ready to sing: from left, Immy, Mia and Ethan Langstaff and Archie Hulshof, all from LeGeorgia, Madison and Kasie Rump from Leongatha were settled in early for a big night at ongatha, had a blast at the Carols in the Drome on Saturday night in Leongatha. Carols in the Drome on Saturday.

Carols hit the right note THE Carols in the Drome was held at the Leongatha Recreation Reserve on Saturday night, with the event celebrating its 10th year with food and fun, singing and fireworks. Hosted by Russell Hemming, the night featured performances from the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band, Beggs2Differ, South

Left, Tinsel and hats: Kealey and Ally Oliver from Leongatha were decked out for the Carols in the Drome in Leongatha on Saturday night.

Gippsland Singers, Marty Box, Kerryn Lockhart, Jen Holm and many more. Australia’s best impersonator Ben Price was also an entertaining highlight of the evening. Carols committee member Trudy Murphy said the crowd of more than 1000 people was a big improvement on last year’s attendance. “We built up more of the grass area and had a big screen set up so people sitting further back could see really well,” she said, “We also had food vendors this year, which seemed to go really well. “The screen was a real asset. If we can get enough sponsors, we will be able to get the screen back next year.” Ms Murphy said the night was made memorable by amazing performances and kind weather. “Big thanks must go to Russell for emceeing the night as well as all the artists and Ben Price, who was great,” she said. “Thanks also to our sponsors, including South Gippsland Shire Council that gave us a $2000 grant to go towards the night which helped to bring Ben to the event.”

Musical role: from left, Hannah Richards, Darryl Hunt and Andrew Hunt played with the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band at Carols in the Drome on Saturday night.


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Sculpture Park Committee chair and ArtSpace vice president John Mutsaers, and Sculpture Park Committee secretary and ArtSpace treasurer Deborah Watson discussed the concept at Bass Coast Shire Council’s community connection session on Wednesday. They pitched two parks; one would feature international sculptors and would be created in partnership with Rotary Wonthaggi and Rotary International. The other would feature Australian sculptors in partnership with ArtSpace, council and the community. It would begin with the Wonthaggi Plinth, inspired by London’s Trafalgar Square ‘Fourth Plinth’ program. Mr Mutsaers suggested holding a sculpture competition for the Wonthaggi Plinth. Mr Mutsaers and Ms Watson pitched five potential spots for the parks: the State Coal Mine, Apex Park, Wishart Reserve, Fincher Reserve or the Wonthaggi Wetlands Reserve. “The public art would build community pride and identity, inspire community and civic participation, create a culture of inclusion, and promote health and wellbeing,” Mr Mutsaers said. There could also be great economic benefit for Bass Coast. Mr Mutsaers referred to the Marilyn Monroe exhibition in Bendigo, which attracted more than 150,000 people during its 20 weeks. The economic

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benefit for the region was in excess of $13 million. Mr Mutsaers estimated a budget of $75,000 would be necessary over two years. He appealed to council for financial and in kind support, but also suggested funding could come from sponsorship, donations, sale of models, community grants and entry fees.

Rates row

By Brad Lester

THE future distribution of the rates burden in South Gippsland Shire was at stake when councillors clashed over council’s Rating Strategy Steering Committee last Wednesday.

Councillors met in the Leongatha council chamber to determine a new community member of the committee in the wake of the resignation of Vincent Morfuni due to personal reasons. Councillors were split over whether to appoint William Irving, as recommended by the committee, or to hold a vote of councillors. After furious debating and eventually a ballot, council chose Megan Knight of Foster, a council commentator. Cr Don Hill said the refusal of some councillors to accept the committee’s recommendation smacked of “collusion behind the scenes”. “I find this process today very disturbing,” he said. The rating committee is a key group, charged with advising council on how rates income should be paid for by which ratepayers, from farmers and homeowners to businesspeople and industry. The composition of the committee could therefore eventually influence which ratepayers shoulder the brunt of the rates bill, although the final split will be determined by a decision of council next year. The exhaustive debate on Wednesday suggested councillors had their preferred candidates for the role. Council advertised for candidates to replace Mr Morfuni and received four nominations: former councillor Mohya Davies of Foster, farmer Frank Oostermeyer of Dollar, Megan Knight of Foster and Mr Irving of Carlton North. Mrs Davies withdrew her application. Mr Oostermeyer was the only candidate from the first call for nominations to apply again. Councillors Andrew McEwen, Aaron Brown, Don Hill and Jeremy Rich wanted Mr Irving to be appointed, as per the recommendation of the rating committee, but

other councillors felt a vote of council should determine the replacement. A point of conjecture was whether council had an obligation to follow the committee’s recommendation or whether the committee even had a responsibility under its terms of reference to make a recommendation. Mayor Cr Lorraine Brunt was accused by Cr Hill of trying to steer debate by inviting amendments. Cr Alyson Skinner, a member of the rating committee, said the committee was initially split over which candidate to recommend to council, with The Star told the vote was between Mr Irving and Ms Knight. With the matter before council last Wednesday, Cr Skinner said she wished to change her vote. “Having been at that meeting, I know what happened and that is why I believe we should vote,” she said. After the motion to appoint Mr Irving was lost, council held an exhaustive ballot. Ms Knight won a majority of five votes with the support of councillors Meg Edwards, Maxine Kiel, Lorraine Brunt, Alyson Skinner and Ray Argento. Mr Oostermeyer received the vote of Cr Rich, and councillors McEwen, Brown and Hill voted for Mr Irving. Cr Brunt told The Star Ms Knight was a better candidate given she lived in the shire, had been involved with council issues and would improve the gender balance of the rating committee. Ms Knight has a background in corporate finance, information technology and strategic planning with experience in providing advice to government and organisations on rural strategy. Mr Irving has been involved on boards, including local trading, risk and the wheat, stockfeed, milling and barley industries, but some councillors said they had never heard of him. He owns land in the shire. The committee will next meet on Thursday. The other committee members are Frances O’Brien QC (independent non-voting chairperson), Dr Murray Hooper, Ralph Gallagher, Barry Gilbert, David Lewis, Gordon Vagg and councillors Don Hill, Maxine Kiel and Alyson Skinner.


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Market makes waves THE first weekly Meeniyan Square Market was held on Friday and was met with delight from the community that came out in huge numbers for the inaugural event.

The market featured seasonal quality produce, delicious food and wine, as well boutique makers and artisans. The regular stallholders are a community of passionate people all handpicked from Tarwin Valley and beyond. Market coordinator Kate Adkins said the launch on Friday was fantastic. “To our vendors, thank you for helping make our first market something to be proud of,� she said. “Thank you to the community that came and supported us, and continued to say what a wonderful vibe the market had and couldn’t believe the high quality of products on offer.� Ms Adkins said Meeniyan Square Market was only going to grow and would be the place to be every Friday from December to April from 2pm to Great success: from left, Lisa Sartori from Dirty Three Wines in Inverloch, Meeniyan 8pm. “Over the coming weeks you will see the site Square market coordinator Kate Adkins and Nicole Griffiths from Mookah in Inverloch completely finished. Our gorgeous outdoor furniwere thrilled with the result of the first market, held on Friday. ture, umbrellas and gardens are still yet to come,� she said. “A passionate bunch of incredible people are behind this project and I am so honoured to be a part of the team bringing it to life.� The market starts early afternoon and as evening comes, it will offer an enticing choice of cuisines, and an outdoor area where market-goers can enjoy a drink, eat, sit, talk and be entertained by music or other performers. It was designed to function like markets in Melbourne and cater for not only the weekly shopping, but to also have a little something for everyone, locals and travellers alike. There are still some stallholder openings available for local producers who are encouraged to apply online or contact Ms Adkins on 0419 599 309.

Left, Shopping spree: Danielle, Benjamin, Christian and Jarvis Lacy from Meeniyan found some great items at the first Meeniyan Square twilight market, held on Friday.

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Sealed roads maintenance: Whole Shire 8. Road declaration or discontinuance - part Fish Tree requests: Whole Shire Creek Quarry Road, Fish Creek *Expressions of interest to present are made by Bridge maintenance: Whole Shire 9. Fish Creek Quarry - lease proposal accessing Council’s Public Presentation Footpath maintenance: North area 10. RN Scott Reserve - future management webpage (by COB 15/12). arrangements - Kongwak Community Group Inc. Zone maintenance: Leongatha, Leongatha Contact 5662 9222 for details. South, Koonwarra, Welshpool, Agnes, Hedley 11. Take2 Climate Change Action Pledge Wednesday 20 December - 10.00am (by COB Roadside slashing: Wild Dog Valley, Arawata, 12. Audit Committee report - September 2017 15/12) Meeniyan, Walkerville 13. Revised Council Plan 2017-2021 and draft ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING Road construction: Korumburra Show Grounds Annual Initiatives 2018/19 School crossing construction: Foster Road, Fish 14. Councillor appointments to committees *Register your questions (by COB 15/12) by Creek 2017/18 accessing Council’s Public Presentation Road stabilising & reseal preparation: Hazel 15. Section 86 Special Committee delegation webpage. Contact 5662 9222 for details. Park Road, Hazel Park & Silcocks Hill Road, reviews Wednesday 20 December - Council Chambers, Toora, Fish Creek Waratah Road, Fish Creek 16. Council meeting timetable 2018 Leongatha - 2.00pm 17. Assembly of Councillors 22 October 2017 to 21 Regulating reseal preparation: Loch, Bena, Please note that Council live streams and Footpath extension: Hassett Street, Leongatha November 2017 records its Ordinary Council Meetings, refer to the 18. Documents sealed awarded or extended by CEO Road rehabilitation: Grip Road, Toora Policy on Council’s website for more details. Unsealed road drainage: Bena, Loch, Foster 21 October to 17 November 2017 1. Korumburra Community Hub - location North, Wonga 19. Closed session – Australia Day awards recommendation recipients 2. Planning application 85 Treases Lane Mirboo ROAD CLOSURE North – subdivision of land HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS 3. Planning application 30 Brown Street Road Closure until further notice – Devils Pinch              Leongatha – subdivision of land Road from property No. 724 to Toora Gunya 1 January for the Christmas period. 4. Planning application 55-57 Bradley Avenue Road Venus Bay - development of 4 dwellings Emergencies: Phone 5662 9200 (24/7) for urgent 5. Leongatha Railway Site Transformation EMPLOYMENT Council matters eg. livestock or trees on roads.       Council advertises all employment opportunities General emergencies: 000. 6. 2017/18 Capital Works Program on its website. amendments For more information please visit: 7. Proposed new road name as ‘Darshan For details please visit: Lane’ - unnamed road off Caithness Road, holidayarrangements Koonwarra

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Nearly six times the legal limit A WONTHAGGI woman returned a blood alcohol concentration reading of 0.294 during a random breath test on Korumburra Road, Wonthaggi at 2pm, Friday. The 40 year old driver had her licence immediately suspended and will be summonsed to court at a later date. Her vehicle was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1165.

Something fishy CORALS Fish and Chip shop in Leongatha was broken into during the early hours of Friday morning. An amount of cash was stolen and a considerable amount of damage was caused to the shop. Unknown offenders forced entry to the front glass door of the Bair Street premises. Police are asking witnesses or anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the Leongatha Police Station on 5662 2285.

Wallet stolen A WALLET with cash was stolen from an unlocked car at an address in Sandy Mount Avenue, Inverloch. The car was parked in the carport when offender/s stole it overnight on Thursday.Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the Inverloch Police Station on 56741202. Police are again requesting people not to leave valuables in their cars at any time, and to lock cars when unattended and parked overnight.

Vehicle theft A VEHICLE parked on a farm in the main street of Buffalo was stolen overnight on Thursday. Late Friday morning, police were called to a car rollover accident in Nerrena Road, Dumbalk where they found the stolen Nissan Patrol four wheel drive on its side. No occupants were found but there were indications the driver may have been injured. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the Wonthaggi Police Station on 5671 4100.

Unsafe driver A FISH Creek woman was caught drink driving on Hoddle Road in Foster. The 61 year old driver returned a blood alcohol concentration reading of 0.064 around 7pm on Monday, December 4. She was fined $476 and received 10 demerit points.

Speeding drivers caught A DRIVER from Wheelers Hill was detected travelling at 121km/h in a 100km/h zone on Promontory Road in Yanakie. The 19 year old man was intercepted by police at 10am on Sunday. He was fined $317 and received three demerit points. That same day, four further drivers were detected speeding on Promontory Road at Wilsons Promontory, ranging from 15km/h to 20km/h over the legal limit. All drivers were tourists from Melbourne. They were fined $317 and received three demerit points.

Community disappointed CHRISTMAS decorations along Commercial Street in Korumburra were vandalised overnight on Saturday. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the Korumburra Police Station on 5655 1244.

Wet start to December RAINFALL is already well above the average for December.

The average rainfall in Fish Creek for December is 60mm and the town has already received 112mm. There was only 55mm in November, which is nearly half the average of around 90mm. Fish Creek has just passed its yearly average of rainfall of 1040mm with 1048mm. During the first weekend of December, Fish Creek received 90mm. Meeniyan had 64.3mm on 11 days during the dry November, compared to 60.1mm last November. It was a very wet start to December, with around 100mm of rain in the first week. Since January, Meeniyan has had 712mm of rainfall. In 2016, during the same period there was 879mm. Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from December 1 to December 7 was: Lance Creek, 98mm; Ruby Creek, 95mm; Coalition Creek, 97mm; Deep Creek, 91mm; Little Bass, 105mm; and Battery Creek, 43mm. “Despite rainfall above 90mm, catchments have dried out, limiting runoff,� manager of technical services at South Gippsland Water Mark Lynch said.

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Travel agency celebrates milestone year LEONGATHA Travel and Cruise in September this year celebrated 25 years of ownership by Jill and Ed Carmody.

During this time the business has operated under a number of brands which included as an affiliate of Jetset, then as a full Jetset franchisee, and now as a member of the travel cooperative Travellers Choice. During this 25 year period, the agency has been the recipient of a multitude of awards for its operative excellence: excellence for quality in service to clients, and recognition by wholesalers of the quality of service provided for knowledge of products under their brands. As a Jetset agency, Leongatha was awarded top agency of the year for Victoria and Tasmania, and was a finalist top agency of the year for Australia for the Jetset brand. Award plaques and trophies presented to the agency bear witness to the quality of the service provided to clients, through the product knowledge and professionalism of the staff. Jill Carmody said it was a good decision to move from being a Jetset agency to joining Travellers Choice. Being a smaller organisation and a cooperative, Travellers Choice is structured so the agencies are shareholders in the company and therefore all members have an extra interest in meeting client expectations. Recently Jill and Ed returned from the Travellers Choice annual conference and presentation of awards, this year held in Perth, Western Australia, where the company began 40 years ago. At this major annual event the agency won three supplier awards: from the APT group, Trafalgar Tours and Sunlover Holidays. “We were number one nationally within the Travellers Choice group for total sales,” Jill said. “I am very proud we managed to achieve that when there are large agencies in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory within our network. But our staff work as a close team to give the best services to our clients and at the awards this year, this was publicly recognised by three major suppliers.” In addition to the supplier awards, Leongatha Travel and Cruise won recognition in the Travellers Choice bronze category – just one of 10 agencies nationally to do so. This is the second consecutive year Leongatha Travel and Cruise has won this award. This award is judged over a number of categories: sales, support for our group across the

board and complying with being a member of ATAS, which is the official body that guarantees its members are financially secure, having satisfied all the necessary criteria as required by the registering body. Jill works in the agency with her three senior consultants: Renee McLennan, a staff member for 10 years; Vanessa Roberts, a member of staff for two years; and Caitlin Burge who has worked as a senior consultant in the office for six years. “All of our team offer professional travel services, and are well travelled and maintain a high level of up to date destination and product knowledge,” Jill said. As a local business, Leongatha Travel and Cruise is well known for offering group departures tailored to suit the interests and needs of South Gippsland. “We include places of special interest for our clients and include return airport transfers for the convenience of our clients so they do not have to worry about contending with Melbourne traffic and long term parking at the airport,” Jill said. “In 2018 we have two major departures. One incorporating journeying from Sydney to Perth on the Indian Pacific leaving September, and in the pipeline is the Majestic Britain to England and Scotland leaving in August 2018. “The Majestic Britain planned has limited spaces available, so anyone interested in being part of the group should enquire as soon as possible,” Jill said. In September 2018, Leongatha Travel and Cruise will host a coast to coast adventure on the Indian- Pacific railway, taking in Floriade Floral Festival in Canberra, Sydney, Broken Hill, and Perth in Western Australia. “We’ve just started taking bookings and we’ve had extensive enquiries already. It’s a great opportunity to travel with local people and to get to know them better,” Jill said. “Strong bonds are formed and lasting friendships are made from our local departures. We usually end the tour with them asking where we are going next year.” Jill said 2017 had been a rewarding year for her agency, with challenges that extended the team, resulting in repeat and new satisfied clients. “Our agency is well regarded for the services we provide through the staff I have, and I’m very proud of that,” Jill said. “Our office in the Compass Arcade will be

Railway site may host Burra hub A KORUMBURRA family may be able to keep their home and business premises. Chris and Julie Cleveland face losing their property if the South Gippsland Shire Council decides to acquire it as part of the site for the proposed Korumburra Community Hub. That hub could include a new library, Milpara Community House, senior citizens building, and multi-purpose meeting spaces, including for the Korumburra and District Historical Society and Rotary art display and collection. A report by council planners to the Decem-

ber 20 council meeting recommends councillors chose the Korumburra Railway Yards as the preferred location for the hub, as opposed to two sites in Victoria Street, one of which includes the Clevelands’ property. The Clevelands run Burra Electrical. Their home and business shed is next to the former kindergarten in Victoria Street and was listed as one of three sites for the hub. “It’s still anyone’s game. I suppose we hope it goes up at the railway station,” Mr Cleveland said. “We’d be happy if it goes up there. We will have to wait to see what the vote says.”

Leading the way: from left, the award winning team behind Leongatha Travel and Cruise, Vanessa Roberts, owner Jill Carmody, Caitlin Burge and Renee McLennan. refurbished just before Christmas, and the new look premises will be ready for the start of the new year. We will have a brand new look and the same team in 2018. “We wish our clients and the community a happy Christmas, and a successful and healthy new year.” Anyone wishing to enquire about the destinations mentioned or have any travel plans or que-

ries they wish to discuss with Jill and the staff, please call the office, or call ahead to make an appointment to ensure that staff can assist them one on one. Leongatha Travel and Cruise will close from December 23 to December 26, and reopen on the 27th. Over the new year, the agency will close on December 30 and re-open on January 2.

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Rght, New member: Leongatha Scouts welcomed Alex Hudson into the group recently. To find out more information on the Leongatha Scout group or if you are willing to help out as a leader please contact Barry Ferguson on 0499233158.

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HUNDREDS of children over the years have greatly enjoyed the week of activities including Bible stories, singing, craft, games, quizzes, puppets and prizes at Sandy Point Kidz Klub. The program is free and is for all primary school aged children. Kidz Klub will be held at the Sandy Point Community Centre from Monday, January 8 from 9.30am to 12.30pm each day through to Friday, January 12. See for more details, or contact us via or 0413514210. For teenagers, GenYouth is also held in the community centre during the second week of January. GenYouth will be held each night from Tuesday, January 9 to Thursday, January 11 from 8pm to 9.30pm. Check out the GenYouth Facebook page www. for more information.

Above, Happy winners: Eliza Hughes was the winner of the Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry major raffle prize. She is pictured second from left receiving her new Hobie Kayak from Vicki Balis of Rod Bending’s World. Also pictured are Eliza’s husband Kieren Hoekstra and children Harry and Elizabeth. Second prize of a Waeco car fridge was presented by Peter McNiven of Autobarn, Leongatha to Damian from Aspendale, while third prize of a Basia Mille Winery gift voucher was presented by sponsor Jason Harris of Stockdale and Leggo to winner Kathy Materia. Right, By the truckload: it’s amazing what you see on what is normally a quiet Monday morning. A Hobie truck located outside Rod Bending’s World in Bair Street, Leongatha last week was busily being unloaded with stock. And with the rain coming down it was all hands on deck to get the wrapped up kayaks into the shop ready for Christmas and the January tourist season.

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Carols appreciation

CONGRATULATIONS to the organisers, officials, compere Russell Hemming and wonderful performers at the Carols in the Drome in Leongatha on Saturday night, December 9. A job well done by all. John Bowler, Leongatha.

Rail trail needs attention AS passionate rail trail bike rid-

ers, we are always riding the Great Southern Rail Trail from Koonwarra to Buffalo, and beyond. For the past six weeks the grass at Buffalo rail trail stop, which has seats and a playground, has not been cut at all. You certainly would not let children in there because of snakes now, which we have seen. The grass is so high it’s disgusting. It’s a fire danger. The toilet that is next to it has been filthy for nearly as long, with no paper at all.


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Letters to the Editor

If we are trying to promote South Gippsland and all the things we have around, seeing something like this would put you off, I’m sure. Please, whoever is responsible for the upkeep of this year, clean it up. Jean Elkin, Korumburra.

Thank you, Korumburra I WOULD like to say thank you to Korumburra for the cheery Christmas greeting throughout our town. It is great to see and gives that warm happy feeling for our coming festive season. Thanks to all the shop keepers who have also made the effort for us, especially Keith Kelly at T for Tyres, who as usual has made that extra effort. It is worthwhile just to call there and have a look especially at night

time when the lights will be on. Thank you Keith and all the shopkeepers who have made that effort to lift our spirits at Christmas time. Michael Matthews, Korumburra.

Who’s running Bass Coast Shire? BASS Coast Shire Council show us what they will be making decisions on, late on the Friday before the Wednesday council meeting. When I glanced through the list on the weekend, there is an officer recommendation to abandon the avenue for the community with concerns, or even information to give. They propose council should hand over decisions on all these planning matters to the CEO or executive planning officer without a response from either proponent of submitters/objectors.

The mechanism that has been in place here is called the ‘delegated planning committee’ and it is where all applications with less than five submissions go for review and decision. Councillors currently only decide on applications with five or more submissions/objections, unless it is an application valued at more than $3 million or on the odd occasion that they call one in. In total that’s less than 20 out of nearly 500 applications the council makes the determination on each year. The committee at least affords either the developer, or objectors, the right to see what the recommendation is and respond. This recommendation is sometimes from an overworked or a junior officer, and perhaps hasn’t considered all benefits or drawbacks of the proposal, and certainly is blinkered to the strict rules of the planning scheme. Should a submitter wish to cor-

rect, add to, or highlight a consideration that might be outside the strict rules, they can, and do, make submissions to the planning committee. This committee can have senior input from all departments and even bring in other expertise. The proposal before councillors on Wednesday is to abolish all this and give one of a couple of the executive the authority to approve or reject the application without further input. VCAT is then the community’s only recourse. I hope the councillors will see through this ‘cost cutting’ exercise. We are talking about a limited number of applications here, where the community has demonstrated its interest or concerns. We deserve better, than this shortcutting of community input, at the expense of what we hold so dear in Bass Coast. Neil Rankine, Wonthaggi.


Mary MacKillop College, Leongatha, had its Grade 6 orientation day on Tuesday. The Star asked students what they are looking forward to most about starting secondary school.

THE gradual expansion of the Great Southern Rail Trail south from Leongatha towards Welshpool has proved a winner in more ways than one.

Walkers, cyclists and horse riders throughout the region have had the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of exercising outdoors. The trail is well used by locals and visitors alike, with many trail users supporting local businesses, such as cafes and accommodation, along the way. With that track record it’s little wonder there is a push to now extend the trail in the opposite direction, towards Korumburra. However doing so presents the community and the authorities with a decision that has not confronted the expansion of the trail south. That decision is whether or not to give up any further bid for the return of rail services to Leongatha. Building the rail trail along the former railway corridor would consume the possible route for the railway and that resolution is something the South Gippsland community needs to be comfortable with. No doubt it’s possible to replace any rail trail with a railway should a decision be made to do so in the future, but that would come at significant expense and result in the cost of constructing the rail trail effectively being a waste of money. Some people in the community still continue to call for the return of rail, but the current State Government has not made even a suggestion of giving the idea consideration. It seems this region does not currently have the population or industry support to warrant the return of rail services, but there is support for the extension of the rail trail, and the health and tourism benefits that would bring. The sooner a resolution to proceed with the rail trail is made, the sooner construction will start, but the impact on the campaign for rail cannot be overlooked.

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“I’m looking forward to making new friends and I’m excited for English class and maths class.” Ashlin Guymer, Leongatha.

A FORMER Leongatha South resident is the new deputy leader of the National Party of Australia. Bridget McKenzie, now Senator for Victoria, was elected to the role after former deputy Fiona Nash resigned to due to holding dual citizenship of Australia and Britain. Senator McKenzie has been touted as a future minister in the Turnbull Government.





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Port plan well received By Sarah Vella RESIDENTS had mixed feelings about the draft Port Welshpool marine precinct plan when they attended a drop in session in town on December 4. Held at the former ferry terminal in Port Welshpool, many people attended the session to chat to planners and South Gippsland Shire Council officers about the proposed plan.

Diane and Noel Eade from Port Welshpool were thrilled to see a marina slated for the town, but thought the location was wrong. “Where it is now, 90 percent of the town will be looking onto one big break wall. Millions have just been spent on restoring the Long Jetty and we won’t be able to see it,” Mr Eade said. “They should consider putting it on the other side of the jetty or another area where it won’t be blocking our views.” Mrs Eade said Port Welshpool also needed an area for people to swim. “We need the infrastructure, but they need to rethink where they are going to put it. Don’t take away our beach,” she said. “They are having a go and we are happy with that, but they need to look after everyone in the town.” Wayne Clark from Port Welshpool said the marine precinct plan should include creating an area suitable for people to swim, particularly children. “When the tide is in the water is only a foot deep. They could

Local views: Diane and Noel Eade welcomed the development of a marina in Port Welshpool but were concerned the proposed location would impact on the amenity of the town.

dredge it out and make a pool safe swimming area,” he said. Otherwise, Mr Clark was impressed with the plan. “It doesn’t really affect us. As long as there is a boat ramp, so we can launch out boat, we are happy,” he said. “The current three bay ramp is not enough.” Council’s manager planning Paul Stampton said the plan has received some input from the Port Welshpool Working Group, while the Port Welshpool Coast Guard was preparing a submission. Mr Stampton said it was positive there was not too much community concern about the plan. “The feedback we have received so far has included a good reaction to separating commercial and recreational activities at Port Welshpool,” he said. “Gippsland Ports is concerned about safety in the existing area. We want to enhance the boating

experience for locals and visitors.” Mr Stampton said the plan could be implemented in stages, starting with the new boat ramp and car park. He said there were already a few minor changes to make to the plans, but there were still several stages to go through to get to the final detailed design. “The community consultation ends on December 15, but people shouldn’t feel rushed to make that date,” Mr Stampton said. Once all the feedback has been received, council will make any necessary changes to the plan and present it to the appropriate user groups. Mr Stampton said if the plans change dramatically, they would go through another round of community consultation as well. “If you do a good plan and everyone is on board, it is easier to get funding,” he said.

Preserve our towns RESIDENTS want small towns in South Gippsland Shire to remain as they are. That has been the message delivered to South Gippsland Shire Council during recent public consultation sessions for a housing plan. Council is now consulting the public at open sessions about Amendment C90 to the South Gippsland Planning Scheme – Housing and Settlement. Amendment C90 will improve the South Gippsland Planning Scheme’s guidance of development and land use over the next 20 to 30 years.

Council’s strategic planning officer Fiona Mottram said, “Overwhelmingly, people in the small settlements want them to stay small and not overly busy. That’s why they are there. They do understand the issues of not having reticulated sewerage and water, and how that’s not good for the environment.” Some people called for the town boundary of Fish Creek to be extended to include their properties, particularly in the Falls Road area. Other attendees have raised concerns about the need for agricultural justification for a house on certain lot sizes, but Ms Mottram said that was not part of C90. “People do realise that old subdivisions are no longer relevant today,” she said. A bushfire overlay at Welshpool prompted discussion. Council has held, or will hold, consultation sessions at Meeniyan, Fish Creek, Welshpool, Toora, Darlimurla, Kongwak, Leongatha, Korumburra, Nyora and Tooradin for absentee-landowners.

Listening intently: from left, South Gippsland Shire Council’s strategic planning officers Skye RadcliffeScott and Fiona Mottram were at the recent Meeniyan consultation session regarding council’s housing and settlement policy.

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Shining role: Bass Coast Specialist School staff member Jess Mattock with student Robert, Go students: from left, Bass Coast Specialist School principal Edith Gray, Bass Coast Shire love the limelight at the school’s award winning film at Wonthaggi Union Community Arts councillors Geoff Ellis and deputy mayor Brett Tessari, Jasmine, Robert, film maker Mick Green, Chloe, Joyce Grant, Ethan, Markel, Tylah, Luke and Bohe gathered for the film Centre last Tuesday, December 5. screening. The young people are students of the school.

Applause for school film stars TEENAGE film stars had yet another moment in the spotlight last week.

Bass Coast Specialist School students won the most online votes category at the Focus On Ability Film Festival in Sydney, New South Wales, in September, with their short film, We Are Here. Principal Edith Gray said votes came from as far as Scotland and the United States of America. The school’s prize was a $10,000 Rebel Sports voucher to spend on table tennis tables, swimming gear and other equipment, and the film has since been screened in Auckland, New York and Africa, as well as SBS TV in Australia in November. Last Tuesday, December 5, the school community gathered to watch students involved in the film walk the red carpet to a community celebration and screening of

the film at Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre. The film was made with Inverloch filmmaker Mick Green of Drift Media to help springboard council’s Disability Action Plan. “Over a school term, the senior class researched, scripted, acted, filmed and edited, and learnt a lot about film making,” he told the audience last Tuesday. “There were a few things we hadn’t considered. Some of the wheelchair based students were keen to film but had limited strength or movement in their arms. “We really wanted them to participate, so we built some camera rigs that allowed them to control a camera via an iPad or by a joystick.” Students filmed their favourite locations in the area to show how a place looks from the perspective of a young film maker and pose the question to the community of what were the obstacles for young people with disabilities to be able to enjoy or access their favourite places. “With content in the can, we developed a script which used the footage we had shot, as well as some animation. We practised the voiceover and then recorded our voices. We then edited everything together to form the final video and we then entered it into the Focus on Ability Film Festival,” Mr Green said. Last Tuesday’s screening also included the showing of a selection of other films from the Focus on Ability Film Festival. The school was represented at the film festival in Sydney by Mr Green and student camera operator, Bohe. “From feature films, award winning short films, comedies and documentaries, I have been fortunate enough to work on some amazing projects in my time, and the one we have seen here today is no exception,” Mr Green said. Bass Coast Shire Council deputy mayor Cr Brett Tessari said the community was behind the school. “We want you to keep going, we want you to keep taking up these opportunities to grow your abilities and to teach us more about the world,” he told the audience. “In this film you have very cleverly given us an insight into your life in Bass Coast. Like the title suggests, your film reminds us that you are indeed here, you are talented, you are funny and you are an important part of our community.”

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Peter rides to beat cancer FOR Peter Biggins, it was a ride to remember. Not just for the hills and the sore legs, but the fact he was part of a cycling adventure that will raise more than $500,000 for cancer research and treatment at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. The Inverloch man, and president of the Korumburra Rotary Club, took part in the Tour De Cure – Peter Mac Ride 2017 through northern Tasmania recently. Along the way, the cyclists gave $10,000 to the Cancer Council of Tasmania and $10,000 to North West Health Centre at Burnie. “It was a beautiful ride with beautiful scenery and we had superb days of riding,” he said. “Everyone had their own cancer story. Some people who were riding had survived cancer or were undergoing treatment, and some had lost someone to cancer.” Among them were two fathers whose children died of cancer. Mr Biggins himself is a survivor. There were also high profile riders, including former Oarsome Foursome rower Nick Green and Ralph Doubell, a gold medallist in the 800m at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968. His wife Jennifer

Ready to roll: Peter Biggins of Inverloch on the shores of Devonport, Tasmania, after crossing Bass Strait on Spirit of Tasmania (background). He was about to embark on the Tour De Cure – Peter Mac Ride 2017.

Doubell heads Peter MacCallum’s fundraising and took part too. So did Tracey Gaudry, a cancer survivor who took up cycling to regain her fitness and became an Australian Olympic cyclist. From Carlton, the riders pedalled to Port Melbourne to board the ship, Spirit of Tasmania and sailed south to Tasmania. The next day, they headed 100km west to Boat Harbour Beach via Burnie and Wynyard, then cycled the100km return trip to Stanley, followed by a journey back to Devonport the next day. Riders visited schools each day to spread cancer prevention messages such as being fit, being healthy and happy. After returning on the ship to Melbourne overnight, they rode through Melbourne’s CBD to Peter MacCallum. Cyclists rode in three pelotons of about 30 riders, with the whole group longer than a B-double truck. Riders were joined by 30 support staff, including a doctor and photographer for each peloton, and a team of cooks equipped with a truck to prepare food. A highlight for Mr Biggins was the two nights spent at the village of Boat Harbour Beach, rated as the ninth best beach in Australia. After riding 100km in a day to arrive there, the cyclists cooled off in the sea and were billeted in homes around town, sleeping on mattresses on the floors of generous locals. Mr Biggins’ son in law Ben Yoffa invited him to join him in the ride.

Carols are coming to Coal Creek HEAD over to Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, Korumburra, to celebrate Christmas on Friday, December 22.

Children will have the opportunity to hang out with Santa all evening at this years’ Christmas carols at Coal Creek. Celebrate the season in the old fashioned village from 7.30pm

until 9pm. Food, beverages and LED candles will be available for purchase on the night. Sit back and enjoy live music performed by the South

Gippsland Concert Band, Korumburra Primary School choir and the Inverloch Primary School music group. Don’t forget to bring a camera as there will be Santa photo opportunities throughout the evening. Santa will parade into the park at the start of the night and chat to children on the cafe veranda. Apart from the carols, there is much else to do. “This is the only place in Korumburra that has Christmas carols, so for us it’s a big night,” park coordinator Rowena Ashley said. “It’s a great opportunity for families to get together and enjoy the night.” Come along with your friends and family, bring a picnic and sing along to your favourite Christmas carols. Entry is by a gold coin donation.

Christmas cheer: from left, Coal Creek Community Park and Museum volunteer George Broady, Coal Creek customer service officer Caron Bordonaro, park coordinator Rowena Ashley and maintenance officer Jacob Enbom are looking forward to the annual Coal Creek Community Park and Museum Christmas carols on Friday, December 22.

Season to give STAFF and students at St Joseph’s Primary School in Korumburra are currently

collecting non perishable items to support the St Vinnie’s Christmas Appeal. For many people, Christmas is a joyful time of year. However, the sad reality is that 13.3 percent of Australians are living in poverty. Of these, 731,000 are children who may not get their Christmas wish. All donations are gratefully accepted at the office and can be placed in the basket under the Christmas tree.

Helping others: from left, St Joseph’s Primary School Korumburra students Elisha, Ethan and Ava have been supporting the St Vinnie’s Christmas Appeal by donating goods all month.

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Christmas magic in Korumburra KORUMBURRA Business Association (KBA) has successfully erected the Korumburra community Christmas tree.

The tree is located at the bottom end of Commercial Street, next to the art gallery and library. “We’re very happy with how it turned out,” KBA secretary Shirley Arestia said. “We’ve always wanted to make Korumburra look more Christmassy and we were really taken back by how much people have donated.” The KBA’s original fundraising goal was $7000 and the group reached that target. The KBA would like to thank major sponsor Burra Foods, Rob Cosson for manufacturing the

tree, South Gippsland Shire Council for a grant, IGA for donating the land and everyone who donated. All left over donations will go towards future Christmas decorations for Korumburra. The KBA already owned the branches of the Christmas tree and these were originally used to decorate businesses in Korumburra. As well as the Christmas tree branches, the red bows throughout the town were also repurposed from previous years. The spiral trees hanging on the sign poles across town were handmade by the KBA, with more still to come.

The KBA would like to remind people who are choosing to park their car around the tree to park it further down in the car park. “We’d just like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and thank all of the KBA members for their help throughout the year,” KBA president Noelene Cosson said. A magical Christmas street event will be hosted by the KBA on Saturday, December 16 from 10.30am in the Kelly’s Bakery car park.

For children wishing to enter the colouring competition, copies can be picked up from the video shop, Rick’s Hairdressers or Coal Creek. All information is on the sheet. There will be free Santa photos, balloon twisters, face painting, a jumping castle, lollies and Christmas crafts. The South Gippsland Concert Band and local school groups will be performing music.

Festive spirit: from left, Korumburra Business Association committee member Kelly Hughes, president Noelene Cosson and secretary Shirley Arestia are thrilled to have the stunning Korumburra community Christmas tree up for the first time. Jolly students: from left, Korumburra Primary School Grade 1 and 2 students Jayden, Janae, Ruby and Luca got into the festive season with Santa hats and reindeers antlers.

Burra will delight KORUMBURRA is the place to be this festive season with Christmas events, shopping and summer activities. At the bottom on Commercial Street, right next to the library and gallery, you might have noticed the new wonderful community Christmas tree, the perfect location to stop and snap a few festive photos. Korumburra has you covered for all of your Christmas shopping needs. Wander the main street and be taken by a variety of shopping opportunities, from a unique range of antiques, gift stores and clothing stores for active, work and casual wear, to the supermarket and bottle shops. Head down to the Korumburra post office and explore the range of potential Christmas gifts.

Once you choose the perfect present, you can simply post it off to that special person, as easy as that. The Korumburra outdoor swimming pool is the perfect place to be on a hot summer day, whether it’s with family, friends or by yourself, it’s guaranteed to be a relaxing and refreshing time. If the pool isn’t for you, take your clubs down to the golf course and enjoy a hit with some friends. Korumburra Medical Centre has a skilled range of doctors available to help you and your family over the Christmas period. The clinic covers general health, prevention and wellness, immunisations, men’s and women’s health, TeleHealth, home visits and skin care. Everything you need for the festive season can be found in Korumburra.

Christmas fun: from left, Korumburra primary and secondary college students Bronte Whyte, Kayli Lane and Sienna Lane showed some Christmas spirit in Korumburra Wednesday last week.

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Dairying, tourism raised at Canberra talks ONE Gippsland concluded a heavy schedule of meetings in Canberra last week with senior federal ministers, shadow ministers and advisers.

New beginnings: from left, Korumburra Secondary College student Tyler Hussey, acting principal John Wilson and student Heidi Burgess with the old McMillan house banner and the new Howitt house banner.

KSC removes the McMillan name KORUMBURRA Secondary College renamed a school house previously known as McMillan to Howitt. Students led the process after the public’s perspective of explorer Angus McMillan changed, given his involvement in atrocities against Indigenous people. At the end of last year, teachers sat down with a group of student leaders and talked about the issue of McMillan and how he remembered. “The students thought it was a change they

One Gippsland is a consortium of the Committee for Gippsland, the Gippsland Local Government Network and the Regional Development Australia (RDA) Gippsland Committee. The delegation included Toni Wakefield, board member at the Committee for Gippsland and member of the RDA Gippsland Committee; Mary Aldred, CEO of the Committee for Gippsland; Richard Elkington, chair of the RDA Gippsland Committee; Latrobe City mayor Cr Darrell White and CEO Gary Van Driel, also representing the Gippsland Local Government Network. Across the two days, One Gippsland met with such people as the Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, senior environment adviser to Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg and Gippsland MP and Infrastructure and Transport Minister Dar-

ren Chester. The Committee for Gippsland organised the delegation, and Ms Aldred said, “It was terrific to be able to speak with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop about the importance of international investment to Gippsland, meet with Education Minister Simon Birmingham about the important work Federation University is undertaking, and Shadow Minister Kim Carr about energy and manufacturing challenges for the region.” During the meeting with Minister Bishop they talked about international opportunities for dairy, particularly with a number of innovative expansion opportunities underway in South Gippsland, with Burra Foods at Korumburra expanding. One Gippsland recognises meeting digital connectivity challenges is a key priority for the region, and presented a strong focus on NBN rollout and blackspot eradication. Tourism opportunities across the region particularly Bass Coast and East Gippsland were also raised.

would like to work towards because elements of McMillan had become better known,” acting principal John Wilson said. “In our sociology class the students were focusing on how the perception of historic people changes over time.” The house is now called Howitt, after Alfred Howitt who was a local explorer in the 1850s. “It was a really respectful debate and the students made a balanced judgement in a positive light,” he said.

Mayor’s message Cr Lorraine Brunt WITH significant announcements – both positive and negative – from Burra Foods, ViPlus and Murray Goulburn over the past few weeks, it is timely to reflect on the importance of large businesses such as these.

Large businesses, particularly in the food sector, contribute approximately $500 million per annum to our economic input. This has a remarkable impact and it is a strength to have both agriculture and its associated processing right here in South Gippsland. The sector creates positive flow-on effects for our other businesses, including engineering, transport, training and professional services. Our larger businesses provide a significant number of high skill, high wage jobs, which also have further effects to smaller local businesses across our region. Both small and large businesses have an important role to play in our economy and it is the combination of these two types of enterprises that ensures the prosperity of our region. The economic multiplier of these businesses supports all manner of boutique producers, retailers and hospitality enterprises. With the severe weather expected last week, we were very fortunate not to experience anything di-

sastrous here in South Gippsland. With only six calls for assistance made to our after-hours service in relation to fallen trees on local roads, we are glad that what could have been a devastating event subsided without drama. Extreme weather events are something council plans for, particularly for our emergency management, depot, customer service, information technology and communications teams. They ensure staff are available to provide updates, respond to emergency requests and provide relief in certain cases. They were all on standby over the weekend. I would like to thank all those staff for doing their utmost to ensure we were prepared for an emergency if we were called upon. It is this kind of work that ensures our community members are kept informed of conditions and we are kept safe in some often wild weather. Just like staff at council, it is important that we all take emergency management seriously and that we all prepare for any potential emergencies. We do not generally expect potential flooding at the beginning of summer, so this highlights the need for all potential events to be planned for. I suggest that if you do not have a plan for emergencies to visit for some great resources.


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Official visit: from left, Latrobe City mayor and chair of Gippsland Local Government Network Cr Darrell White, Committee for Gippsland board member and RDA Gippsland committee member Toni Wakfield, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Latrobe City CEO Gary Van Driel, Regional Development Australia Gippsland chair Richard Elkington and Committee for Gippsland CEO Mary Aldred discuss regional issues in Canberra.

Visitor info centre on hold THE future of visitor information centres at Korumburra and Foster may not be known until at least the middle of 2018.

South Gippsland Shire Council officers then expect to know how to transition to a digital tourism strategy to direct further tourism services online. Council will then revisit the future of the Korumburra centre. In June this year, council officers recommended closing the Korumburra centre after council’s Visitor Information Services Review 2016-17 found fewer people were using the Ko-

rumburra centre than the centre at Foster. That resulted in each walk-in visitor at Korumburra costing council $22.71 compared to $13.01 at Foster. Council officers did not believe the cost was warranted given the lower usage and more people turning to the internet to conduct tourism research. However in June, councillors voted to support a fully accredited visitor information centre at Foster, defer consideration of the Korumburra centre and receive a report considering the required transitional arrangements, including creating a digital tourism strategy, before determining the future of the Korumburra centre.

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Your budget’s best friend T

HIS property is a neatly presented three bedroom brick veneer home in a peaceful court setting.

It has a great layout with the kitchen and dining flowing nicely through to the lounge room. The kitchen has electric cooking and a walk in pantry with a study or second TV room adjacent to the lounge and kitchen. The main bedroom is north facing with rural views, built in robes and a ceiling fan. The two other bedrooms both include built in robes and ceiling fans. Direct access to the backyard is available through the carport which has a remote control door and leads to a lock up shed with power. A covered laser light entertaining area is a great selling point with plenty of room to hold a family function or enjoy a quiet relaxing drink.

Other features include reverse cycle heating and cooling, fresh water tank, fruit trees and neat low maintenance gardens. This property has been very well looked after with the house needing little spent on it. An inspection is highly p g y recommended.

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TOCKDALE and Leggo is proud to offer this weatherboard home which has been very well maintained over the years.

Situated in an elevated position with a delightful outlook over private wetlands. Inside the home there are three bedrooms plus a study, a lovely updated kitchen with gloss doors, stainless steel appliances and dining area which opens up onto a covered barbecue area. Other features include ducted natural gas heating, polished floor boards in the living room, reverse cycle air conditioner and sliding doors to the front verandah with treed views. A second living area sunroom is adja-

cent to the study which also has its own shower and toilet. The front and backyard are well landscaped and a nine by six metre double garage under the house which has an electric tilt door and direct access into the house. The gardens are low maintenance and easy to look after. Bair Street is in an extremely conStockdale and Leggo venient location and an easy walk to the Leongatha shops. Mick Hanily It is an excellent property for an in0417 311 756 vestor, downsizer or first home buyer.

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Green pastures of Leongatha South T

HE Leongatha South area is renowned for reliable rain fall and highly productive pastures and this 220 acre farm is no exception. Slightly undulating and 100 percent tractor able, the property offers a good blend of red and grey soils and flats and rises. The land is divided into 30 paddocks with central all weather laneways, 12 unit/six double up dairy, a 20 tonne silo and feed system, loading race and crush and excellent water via the three spring fed dams and toughs. There is assorted shedding, established shelter belts and the land has strong fertiliser history. The home is an older style comfortable weatherboard home with three bedrooms, one bathroom and a second shower in the laundry. Inside is a kitchen and dining area and a separate lounge. Outside is a bungalow with a toilet.

Location is king, and this farm only minutes from Leongatha township will appeal. Although historically a dairy farm other uses would include grazing and cropping. For more information please call Peter Bellingham and Irene Walker at SEJ Leongatha. Inspections are strictly by appointment.

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Leongatha lifestyle opportunity A

MAGNIFICENT home on 3.8 acres, this solid brick home, is in a great location with gentle slopes and selected treed corridors.

The property has a sealed road frontage, town water and is peaceful yet very convenient and only three minutes to Leongatha township. You are also close to the beaches of Inverloch for the keen fisherman. The entry to this grand home is via the double opening doors and has three large bedrooms and an office, all taking advantage of the view on offer. The main bedroom comes complete with a double shower in the ensuite and walk in robe. There are two large guest bedrooms with family bathroom that also has a double shower and corner bath plus a separate third toilet. The kitchen/family room has dado walls, walk in pantry (stained glass shows through with back

light), dishwasher and breakfast bar. There is a wonderful north facing lounge with view of the roses and garden which is heated by a wood heater. Some of the other great features of this home are high ceilings and beautifully appointed fittings throughout the home. The four car carport can easily be made into a huge outdoor entertaining area. The home has a full verandah. All windows are cedar and well protected. There is excellent paving around the house. There is a utility shed which could become a stable. 50 Boags Road is a wonderful family home that has had only one owner and is in excellent condition, with beautiful surrounding gardens. If you would like to inspect this property or have any questions, please contact Jean O’Loughlin on 0428 571 083.

LEONGATHA 50 Boags Road Elders Real Estate Leongatha Jean O’Loughlin 0428 571 083





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Get in the market W

ITH opportunities to buy in Leongatha under $250,000 becoming harder to find, here’s a great buy for those prepared to add their own touch to a solid home.

Located only 700 metres from the main street, and on a reasonably level 744 metre square block, the house currently offers two bedrooms (plus a small study), a generous sized lounge and an

open kitchen/dining/family area which opens up to the backyard. The front and back yards are essentially a blank canvas for you to plant and landscape as you like. Don’tt miss out!

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Ideal grazing property D

ON’T miss the opportunity to purchase this prime grazing land located in the very sought after Nerrena district between Leongatha and Meeniyan.

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Five acre lifestyle property – potential plus I

NSIGHT Real Estate is proud to bring this interesting property, located in picturesque Berrys Creek onto the market. In a prominent position midway between Leongatha and Mirboo North, the possibilities are many for this appealing home and separate cottage set amongst mature established gardens. Additional accommodation for an elderly parent, friends, other family members, bed and breakfast or work from home situation spring to mind. Both the home and the cottage have been totally renovated and the presentation of both is exceptional. Stepping into the main home is a pleasure, light filled and with a tasteful modern décor. Open plan living includes a new kitchen with quality appliances, island breakfast bar overlooking the dining and sitting areas (solid fuel heater) and large windows from which to enjoy garden views.

There are two bedrooms, main with a walk in robe the other currently combined for home office purposes and so quite spacious (double bunks.) A two way bathroom conveniently acts as an ensuite to the main bedroom. The cottage is also an appealing building with views of surrounding countryside and livestock from kitchen windows. It contains two bedrooms and a bathroom which caters for the disabled. The cottage has an open plan living area, once again with new kitchen, dining and lounge areas. A large machinery shed provides plenty of storage and there’s also a good workshop. Gardens are low maintenance with shady mature European trees as impressive focal points. Water is plentiful with stock and garden water pumped from the Tarwin River. A clean, fenced paddock is ideal for an animal or two. Call to inspect this property to see what an enjoyable lifestyle is on offer, along with the potential to earn some extra income.

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It’s 152 acres, subdivided into five main paddocks and watered by way of dams.

There is a large central laneway, and good fencing throughout. The property also features heavy duty stockyards and well planted shelter belts. The contour of the land is rolling, undulating and very manageable with an elevated house site to capture great views. This is an excellent turnout block or a very attractive lifestyle opportunity if you are seeking a country retreat with a great outlook and an income.

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First class: see the award winning sales team at Wonthaggi Toyota and Wonthaggi Holden, from left, Simon Frings and Rob O’Neill of Toyota, dealer principal Warren Stewart, and Holden salesman James Chetcuti with used car manager Adam Busuttil. Absent, Holden salesman Jake Smith.

So convenient: give Wonthaggi Car Rentals a call next time you need an emergency vehicle. Rental car manager Jarrod Magnussen can provide you with a truck, bus, people mover or car and said, “We have a vehicle to suit your requirements to ensure you get on the road fast.”

Find your used car right here IF you are in the market for a quality used vehicle, then you will find one at Wonthaggi Toyota and Wonthaggi Holden. If it’s not at the dealership, the sales team will source you a vehicle through the dealership’s extensive network, with more than 500 used cars available, across many makes and models.

The renowned South Gippsland dealership has been under new ownership since mid-August, and is now operated by the partnership of Warren Stewart now living in Inverloch, and James Bergmuller, the managing director of PM Group. “The dealership’s point of difference is that we are heavily focused on quality used vehicles,” Warren said.

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As part of PM Group, Wonthaggi Toyota and Wonthaggi Holden can source any brand or model for customer requirements. “We have delivered 50-plus new and used vehicles per month for October and November, and that’s because of the increased range of used cars we can offer,” Warren said. The award winning sales staff at the Wonthaggi dealership are backed up by a superb workshop team. “We are the only dealership in town and that gives us an advantage to support and engage this great local community,” Warren said. “We are a very customer focused dealership and we have a long term business view, with customer retention a focus. “Ultimately I would like to see my son Warren (junior) take over the business down the track which ensures all decision making will be long term.” The dealership services the whole of South

Gippsland and Bass Coast, and is also the home of Wonthaggi Car Rentals through which clients can hire cars, people movers, trucks and buses. This additional area of the business is ideal for holidaymakers, insurance claimants or people just seeking a vehicle for a few days. Warren has lived at Inverloch since July this year and is a batsman with Inverloch Stingrays Cricket Club, supports Collingwood Football Club and is a handy golfer, playing off a handicap of nine. Wonthaggi Toyota and Wonthaggi Holden is his first role as a business owner, having come to the job with experience working with Lexus Australia for 12 years, and then working as a dealer principal at Jeep and Holden dealerships in Melbourne before relocating to the Bass Coast. To find out more, check out the websites and or phone 5672 1122.

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Plenty of Christ Christm CHRISTMAS is almost here, and Wonthaggi’s local businesses can help you prepare for the big day.

Wonthaggi Newsagency has a high range of quality gift ideas. You can also pick up a Tattslotto ticket for the chance to make your Christmas one to remember. Wonthaggi Newsagency has a wonderful selection of festive cards, and a fantastic range of stationery and office supplies. For fun, unique gifts, head over to Delicious Vintage Love, a vintage secondhand marketplace in White Road. With a terrific atmosphere and helpful staff, the treasures to be found are endless. For something personal, visit C Mark Engraving to add an engraved message to your gift. BH Beauty Skin Body, a professional

beauty salon, offers gift ideas and a full beauty repertoire, including ladies waxing, tinting, makeup, manicures, pedicures, spray tans, massage, facials and lash extensions. For those who love the great outdoors, there are many gifts at Totally Workwear. Whether you need gear to tackle a work site or for working in hospitality, there are work wear and accessories for everyone. Head into About Bass Coast Hearing for a hearing check up. About Bass Coast Hearing offers the highest standard of care, providing initial testing and hearing evaluation, and rehabilitation. About Bass Coast Hearing’s Braden Betley is up to date with the latest advances, and offices are located in Wonthaggi, Cowes and Inverloch. There is something for everyone in Wonthaggi.

Gift ideas: Christmas shopping is made easy in Wonthaggi. Pictured getting into the Christmas spirit are Wonthaggi’s Maddie Norris and Will Thatcher, and Cowes’ Shakayah Wilkinson.

Enjoy festive fare FOR a relaxed Christmas gathering this year, head to the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club.

On Christmas Day, the club is offering a two course smorgasbord lunch of roast meats, seafood, baked seasonal vegetables, cold meats, salads and a selection of delicious sweets. Members can enjoy this delectable meal for $55 and guests for $62, with children 12 and under $28. Children four years and under are free. Bookings are available for large family groups, so the regular cooks can take

it easy and let the talented kitchen team at the club prepare a feast to remember. A 20 percent non-refundable deposit is required on booking. In the lead-up to Christmas, the club also offers corporate and Christmas functions. Gift vouchers for Christmas are available. The club’s social club is running a Christmas raffle, with a 70” ultra high definition smart television the first prize, with a gas pizza oven second prize and third prize a garden cart with hamper. Tickets are just $2. Guests can take advantage of the courtesy bus service offered to Wonthaggi and Inverloch. The fun continues on New Year’s Eve, with the Peacepipe band performing. Members are free and guests are $25 per person. Doors open at 8pm.

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New school ready to roll for 2018 NEWHAVEN College on Phillip Island is a hive of activity, with a team of builders and contractors working hard to put the finishing touches to the latest state of the art $10 million Senior School Science, Art and Technology centre.

So it was when The Star paid a visit last Thursday and toured the school with principal Gea Lovell, newly appointed school captains Tara Swan of Leongatha and Aaron Fraser of Inverloch, and DAS Constructions director and on-site foreman Dale Sartori. The excitement from the school captains bubbled over when they walked through the front doors to the new Senior campus and they both agreed they were so lucky to be moving from their Boys Home Road school to this amazing new Senior school. They both said it will be so good finishing off their schooling at the new school and being the first Year 12 students to access all the wonderful learning spaces and areas set aside just for their year. Year 12 students can gather outside and relax, seated on the stunning new outdoor furniture, or in their very own Year 12 common room. The look of joy on the two captains’ faces summed up how the Newhaven College community values this new edition to the ever growing regional education provider. Indeed all the Newhaven College senior students are looking forward to moving into their new buildings when

Happy days: DAS Constructions director and on-site foreman Dale Sartori, Newhaven College principal Gea Lovell, Aaron Fraser of Inverloch, Tara Swan of Leongatha and new school project manager David Butt took a tour of the new Senior School and Learning Centre on Thursday at Phillip Island. they return to school in 2018. The last day of school was held last Friday for senior students and stunning, colourful and contemporary furniture has already started to be moved into the new specialist facility and senior learning centre in preparation for term one next year.

As for the furniture, like every part of the build, Mrs Lovell insists on being very hands on and so it was that she and project manager David But handpicked every item of furniture for the new school. When the furniture trucks started moving the massive amounts of

couches, chairs and desks onto the school site last week, Mrs Lovell was very excited. The multimillion dollar project has taken 13 months to bring to fruition, and is an exciting new asset at the college. With a state of the art design, the specialist facility includes a science

wing and an arts component. It will feature five science labs, three art spaces, a textiles room, and a dark room, giving students greater opportunity to reach their potential and hone their skills in their preferred subjects. The senior learning centre will provide a functional and stylish study environment for years 10, 11 and 12 students. With meeting rooms, specialist rooms, a common area, classrooms and a lecture theatrette. The senior learning centre was designed by award winning Hayball Architects, and the works were carried out by a team of entirely local subcontractors led by award winning DAS Constructions. It is anticipated the thriving new facilities will be a tremendous asset to the students, and will bring a sense of connectedness to the school, as the staff and students say goodbye to the Boys Home Road campus. The college has been careful to make sure the move to the new school has been one of joy and new beginnings, while retaining the history of the original Boys Home Road school at the new site, with many of the favourite icons including sculptures, art work and honour boards. With school holidays on the way and a great new senior learning facility at the ready for 2018, Newhaven College also looks forward to the major roads project underway being finished by the start of the new school year. And that’s not all, the sods have already turned on the game changing new $1.75 million gymnasium, sports grounds and tennis courts project.

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DAS Constructions builds dream school NEWHAVEN College’s multimillion dollar specialist facility and senior learning centre are nearing completion.

Leading the charge to bring this highly anticipated project to fruition is director and onsite foreman, Dale Sartori of DAS Constructions. DAS Constructions was successful during the tender process in November last year. Mr Sartori said the works were going well, and the buildings would be fully functional by the time the students return to school in 2018. The specialist facility will include science and art wings, and the senior learning centre would be a shared space including a lounge area, meeting rooms, specialist rooms, and an impressive lecture theatrette. This area will service the needs of years 10, 11 and 12 students. In all, DAS Constructions has been working on this project for 13 months, and Mr Sartori is happy with the outcome. “It’s in the final stages. I’d say the specialist facility is 95 percent complete and the senior centre is 90 percent complete. It will definitely be ready to go by the time the students are back,” he said. DAS Constructions was backed by local subcontractors throughout the process, including mechanical plumbers, roof plumbers, electricians, concreters, brick layers and carpet layers. On any given day, there would be 25 to 30 people on site. Mr Sartori said the end result would be a fantastic asset to the local community. “It’s going to be a great facility for the Bass Coast region. The way things are going, there will be more students coming over to Newhaven College in the coming years. Next year there will be around 330 students using the senior learning cen-

Builder: Dale Sartori of DAS Constructions is thrilled to be building another state of the art campus at Newhaven College. Trade Training Centre. tre,” he said. DAS Constructions was also involved in works Mr Sartori said he has worked with Newhaven College since 2002, and has completed projects at the Year 9 Environmental Centre. DAS Constructions has built a strong reputaon the old Boys Home Road campus as well as the tion as a dedicated local business, and has also completed works for Wonthaggi Secondary College, Cowes Primary School, Foster Community Hub and Korumburra Secondary College.

Foreman: Bevan West and Darren Bainbridge of DAS Constructions were hard at it last Thursday, putting the finishing touches to the state of the art Newhaven College Senior School.

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Relaxing: Phillip Island’s Newhaven College school captains for 2018, Aaron Fraser of Learning spaces: Newhaven College principal Gea Lovell points out one of the many Inverloch and Tara Swan of Leongatha, check out the new outdoor furniture and recreation learning spaces to cater for all students in the stunning new senior learning centre. areas at the new Senior School last Thursday.

Impressed: Newhaven College’s 2018 school captains Aaron Fraser and Tara Swan were Cabinets: Terry Brusamarello of Capeview Wonthaggi has helped build the impressive thrilled to take a special tour of their new Senior School last Thursday and are excited about cabinetry throughout the new Newhaven College Senior School. completing their final year of school in such an impressive campus.

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Major works: it was all hands on deck last week as a huge team of contractors worked on Looking great: Dale Sartori of DAS Constructions discusses the progress of building works the soon to be completed new Senior School and Science wing at Newhaven College on with Newhaven College principal Gea Lovell and 2018 captains, Aaron Fraser of Inverloch Phillip Island. and Tara Swan of Leongatha.

Moving along: construction of Newhaven College’s new Senior School nears completion.

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Painting: Shaun Rogan of Exclusive Painting Phillip Island was applying his professional brush strokes to Newhaven College’s soon to be completed senior school.

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Refinement and quality, the new THE new 2018 Nissan Qashqai has major improvements that make driving and riding a joy.

There is a new and contemporary exterior design, better interior quality and driving performance, and the addition of new Nissan Intelligent Mobility safety technologies that maintain the Qashqai’s place as one of the best vehicles in its class. The small SUV is a joy to drive, with a well design dashboard making all controls easier to find. Electronic ignition and parking brake are practical and make for a tidier dash, while the electronic parking aids, including reversing camera with side door cameras and aerial view, make parking in tight spaces a breeze. Drivers will appreciate the tight turning circle and ample front visibility thanks to the sloping bonnet. Inside, the new Nissan Qashqai offers new standards in quality and refinement, with the introduction of a new D-shaped steering wheel that includes redesigned cruise, phone and instrument controls, and the now leather-booted automatic gear shift Smart, practical: the interior of the 2018 Nissan Qashqai has been designed to meet the knob has also been upgraded. The Nissan Qashqai also features one-touch needs of drivers and passengers alike.

power windows on all four doors that can be opened and closed remotely - a timely inclusion as we head into summer. Comfort levels have also been addressed with improved seating. The ST grade seat benefits fromp a new and more durable upholstered finish, whilep seats in all other grades are now monoform in design, providing a more premium seating experience. The ST-L and N-TEC seat have partial leather trim, while nappa leather is offered on the rangetopping Ti. DAB+ digital radio is now standard equipment from the ST-L model, while the seven inch touch screen sat nav unit has a smarter interface that is more app-like in appearance. Under the metal, firmer spring rates, stiffer stabiliser bars, new front and rear bumper bound characteristics, plus damper re-tuning, provide a premium ride and handling experience by absorbing the bumps and reducing body motion when cornering. Also, the introduction of Active Return Control means the steering wheel returns to centre more naturally, and a new dynamic damper on the assembly behind the steering wheel results in less vibration though the steering column.

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Nissan Qashqai offers even more Nissan engineers have improved noise, vibration and harshness by increasing the level of door and fender sealing. There is more front and rear door and fender protection absorption, additional door and floor panel dampening, and the thicker rear glass (increasing 3.15mm to 3.85mm) combines to reduce road and wind noise. With a focus on safety, Nissan now has Intelligent Emergency Braking with Forward Collision Warning as standard across the entire range, as well as front and rear parking sensors, a reverse camera, Lane Departure Warning, Hill Start Assist, Brake Assist and an electric park brake with auto hold. Grade dependant, Qashqai also offers Intelligent Park Assist - Nissan’s self-parking technology, a 360 degree Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Intelligent Driver Alert and Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning and High Beam Assist. New to the Qashqai – and part of the suite of safety technologies that form Nissan Intelligent Mobility – is Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Cruise Control, Intelligent Lane Intervention and the Adaptive Front-lighting System, available on select grades. “The enhancements to the Nissan Qashqai will ensure it remains one of the most popular small SUVs available on the market,” Nissan Australia managing director Stephen Lester said. “The Qashqai’s improved styling will surely make it stand out, as too will the comprehensive raft of active safety technology – including Intelligent Emergency Braking, which is now standard across the range - and the improved driving performance.” The front of the new Nissan Qashqai has a redesigned and more integrated bumper bar, incorporates Nissan’s signature V-motion front grille, and

front fog lamps are standard from the mid-spec ST-L model. The Nissan Qashqai range comes with enhanced LED daytime running lights fitted to the halogen headlamps on the ST and ST-L, and full ‘boomerang-styled’ LED daytime running lights on all higher grades – including the new N-TEC special edition. The rear of the Qashqai has also been updated to offer two rear bumper designs, depending on grade. The rear ‘boomerang’ LED tail lights are more aerodynamic, and with the shark fin antenna, reduces drag. There are also new alloy wheels across the range, with 17 and 18 inch wheels on ST and ST-L respectively, as well as 19 inch wheels on the NTEC and Ti. The new Nissan Qashqai currently comes in three grades: the base model ST, mid-grade ST-L and range topping N-TEC special edition. It features a 2.0 litre petrol engine with 106kW of power and 200Nm of torque mated to either a six-speed manual or CVT transmission. Sipping from as little as 6.9 litres of standard unleaded fuel per 100 kilometres, it is one of the most fuel efficient vehicles in its sales segment. Also, the new Nissan Qashqai has 430 litres of cargo capacity – one of the best in its class – increasing to 1598 litres with the rear seats down. Available in seven contemporary colours, new Nissan Qashqai prices start at $26,490 plus on roads. It can be viewed and purchased at Edney’s Leongatha, Phone 5662 2327

Above right, Choice is yours: the new Nissan Qashqai is currently available in the base model ST, mid-grade ST-L and N-TEC special edition, with the range topping Ti model due for release mid 2018.

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Efforts recognised: from left, Mary MacKillop College Year 7 Conscientious Effort Award recipients Jessica Zubcic, Olivia Vuillermin, Teah Damon, Charlie Hall and Liam Smart at the end of year college mass on Friday.

Great work: from left, Mary MacKillop College Year 8 Conscientious Effort Award recipients Beatrix Bishop, Lily Maxwell, Zoe Patterson, Ryan Giliam, Robert Bennett and SarahBelle Joynes at the college mass and awards ceremony on Friday.

Achievement recognition: from left, Mary MacKillop College Year 9 Conscientious Effort Award recipients Zahli Charlton, Joshua Wright, William Heenan, Dassa Main, Kylie Smith, Wade Oliver and Jordan Egan at the award ceremony on Friday.

Hard workers: Mary MacKillop College Year 10 Conscientious Effort Award recipients, back, from left, Aaron Farrell, Benjamin McRae and Jayden Battersby, and front, from left, Hannah Hartman-Avery, Kelly Geary, Luca Riseley and Annabelle Williams at the end of year awards ceremony on Friday.

Students’ achievements recognised MARY MacKillop College in Leongatha ended the 2017 school year on Friday with a final mass and awards ceremony.

Smart students: Mary MacKillop College Year 7 dux Jamie Findlay, Year 8 dux Merrin Giles and Year 9 dux Hannah Perry with their awards on Friday.

Rising star: Emma Carlisle received the Year 11 dux of Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College at the end of year awards ceremony on Friday.

High achiever: Mary MacKillop College student Tanya Dyke received the Caltex All Rounder Award at the award ceremony on Friday.

“We gathered to recognise the good effort and achievements over the college year,” principal David Leslie said. “2017 has been full of many highlights including enrolments which continue to be strong.” Highlights include the college production Blood Brothers, the Central Australia tour, the annual Walkathon which raised more than $20,000, the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney, the blessing and official opening of the new trade building and office reception, and the School Sport Victoria program. Award recipients:

Christian Leadership: 7A Anthony Williams, 7B Reuben Strentz, 7C Ben Joynes, 7D Harrison Garlick, 7E Georgia Miller, 8A Nicholas Blogg, 8B Lily Smith, 8C John Denbrok, 8D Kisara Alwis, 9A Laura Brennan, 9B Louise Colwill, 9C Daniel Biro, 9D Jordan Green, 10A Beth McRae, 10B Bridget Akers, 10C Simone Dekker, 10D Kyla Green. Cameron: Jennifer Bals, MacDonald: Jackson Dawson, Tenison: Brooke Materia, Chisholm: Hannah Charlton. Conscientious Effort Awards: 7A Shai Simpson, Charles Wilson; 7B Siobhan Cooper, Heidi Tieman; 7C Jessica Zubcic, Rylee McCraw; 7D Olivia Vuillermin, Teah Damon; 7E Charlie Hall, Liam Smart; 8A Zoe Patterson, Robert Bennett;

8B Ryan Giliam, LilyMaxwell; 8C Sarah-Belle Joynes, Beatrix Bishop; 8D Alexander Duncan, Max Hosie; 9A William Heenan, Zahli Butler; 9B Dassa Main, Kylie Smith; 9C Jordan Egan, Joshua Wright; 9D Wade Oliver, Zahli Charlton; 10A Tom Vanderkolk, Hannah Hartman-Avery; 10B Kelly Geary, Aaron Farrell; 10C Benjamin McRae, Luca Riseley; 10D Jayden Battersby, Annabelle Williams. Yr 11 - MacDonald: Thomas Hunter, Abagail Exelby; Chisholm: Ella Findlay, Abby Forrester; Cameron: Olivia Trease, James Rowley; Tenison: Molly Watchorn, Fraser Austin. Academic Awards: Year 7: Chelsea Patton, Religious Education; Reuben StrentzMathematics / Humanities / Digital Media / Information & Communication Technology; Kate Little, Physical Education / Textiles / Graphics; Bhavani Harry, English; Jaime Findlay, French / Science / Photography / Music; Holly Belsar, Art; Brady Owens, Design Technology; Tiana Hutchinson, Drama; Kirra Gange, Food Technology. Year 8: Leisl Clarke, Religious Education; Yahnika Mandemaker, English; Charlotte Exelby, Humanities; Archie Brewer, French / Information and Communication Technology/Mathematics; Lily Caithness, Physical Education; Merrin Giles, Science / Art / Drama / Photography / Textiles; Alexander Duncan, Design Technology; Stephan Mizza, Music; Jordan Thomas, Digital Media; Ella Tough, Food Technology; Rachael Ramsay, Graphics. Year 9: Jessica Wright, Religious Education; Jessica Geary, English; Hannah Perry, Mathematics / Humanities / Science / Food Technology / Photography; Rory Hanks,

Physical Education; Natalie Sinclair, French; Sharon Sabu, Digital Media / Information and Communication Technology; Molly Kent, Graphics; Charlie Adkins, Drama; Aljon Miel, Design Technology; Tahlia Jones, Art. Year 10: Patrick Biro, Religious Education; Tomei Dal Pozzo (Youth Festival – In absentia), Youth Ministry / Art/History; Megan Thorn, English / Law and Finance / Money and Markets / Photography/Psychology; Siobhan Beecroft, Biology / Chemistry; Jemma Caithness, Mathematics / General Science; Amelia Ellen, Geography; Jazmin Busana, Design Technology; Sage Burton, Drama; Erin De Santis – in absentia, Food Technology; Chelsea Markley, Hospitality; Chloe Maxwell, Physical Education; Alison Mancarella, Physics; Jack Wilson, VET: Building and Construction (Year 1). Year 11: Ellie Holmes, Religion and Society Unit 1; Kate Brennan, Youth Ministry Unit 1. Specialist Mathematics Unit 1 and Unit 2; Michaeleah Stephens, Literature Unit 1 and Unit 2, Theatre Studies Unit 1 and Unit 2; Charlotte Perry, Art Unit 1 and Unit 2; Taylah Brown, Biology Unit 1 and Unit 2, Physical Education Unit 1 and Unit 2; Emma Carlisle, English Unit 1 and Unit 2, Geography Unit 1 and Unit 2; Chloe Adkins, Business Management Unit 1 and Unit 2; Pia Westaway, Legal Studies Unit 1 and Unit 2, General Mathematics Units 1 and Unit 2, Mathematics Methods Unit 1 and Unit 2; Catherine, Williams (Youth Festival – in absentia), Physics Unit 1 and Unit 2; Ziara Condoluci, Psychology Unit 1 and Unit 2; Belinda Denbrok - in absentia, Chemistry Unit 1 and Unit 2; Ciara

Ryan, History – 20th Century; Tomei Dal Pozzo (Youth Festival – in absentia, Health and Human Development Unit 1 and Unit 2; Meghan Minogue (Youth Festival – in absentia) Economics Unit 1 and Unit 2; Jake Waldron, VET: Music Production (Year I); Jarvis Pryor, Product Design Unit 1 and Unit 2; Billy Simpson, VET: Building and Construction (Year II); Harriet Steenholdt VET: Applied Fashion and Design (Year II). Ellie Holmes received the Catholic Education Office Award. Michael Brandon received the Saint Cecilia Music Award. Benjamin Hanrahan, Mackenzie Mills, Estelle Rosse and Aaron Farrell received the Leongatha RSL prizes. Megan Thorn received the Campion Award. Annabelle Williams and Aaron Farrell received the Kwong Lee Dow Awards. Hannah Perry received the Panthers Family Award. Simone Dekker and Lachlan Thomas received the ADF Awards. Katie Baido received the South Gippsland Youth Council award. Mary Gobel and Fraser Austin received the South Gippsland Local Learing and Employment Network Award Megan Thorn received the Federation University Award. Bianca Phillips received the Year 11 Achievement Award. Jaive McEwan and Rueben Strentz received GIS Awards. Lachlan Thomas received the School Sports Victoria Award. Tomei Dal Pozzo received the Peter Noonan Memorial Award.

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Thinking outside the square HARNESSING the potential in people for their differences and thinking outside the square are traits likely to get you or your organisation ahead of the game and producing outstanding results, according to mindworker Lisa Smith. Thinking differently about innovation was the topic of discussion with guest speaker Ms Smith from Minds at Work at a recent Bass Coast South Gippsland Business Alliance lunch in Inverloch with local business and community people. “Speak before you think” was one of Lisa’s rules to keep the flow of ideas coming, and her four step IDEA model had attendees eager to start implementing

changes in their workplace, and appreciate people for what they are good at, not just what task they have been given. The Bass Coast South Gippsland Business Alliance events are held quarterly with the support of Federation Training, Telstra, Bass Coast Shire Council and Bendigo Bank. A calendar of events for 2018 is underway with a great line up of speakers, including one of Australia’s all-time greatest marathon runners Steve Monaghetti, who will present at a breakfast in Wonthaggi on March 6. To keep updated on this and other events for 2018, contact Kirstyn Krausz on email phone 0413 187 576 to be added to the mailing list, or like the Gippsland Community Network Events Facebook page.

Grand ideas: from left, Bendigo Bank regional manager Anthony Gillett, Telstra Business Centre Gippsland business account specialist Madelyn Mintern-Barnes, Bass Coast Shire Council manager economic development and tourism Peter Francis, Minds at Work mindworker Lisa Smith and Federation Training director industry and community development Terry Fitzgerald at the recent Bass Coast South Gippsland Business Alliance lunch at Inverloch.

Leaders graduate

Identity sought: the man in this photo stole two security cameras from the construction site at Corinella Kindergarten. Contact Detective Hadley at the Bass Coast Criminal Investigations Unit on 5671 4100 if you have information.

Silly schoolies A GROUP of teenagers were caught overloading a ute during Schoolies celebrations in Cowes recently.

WONTHAGGI’S Amy Dynes and Leongatha South’s Ben Vagg recently graduated from the Gippsland Community Leadership Program (GCLP) to become members of an alumni network exceeding 550 people across Gippsland. Under the auspice of the Committee for Gippsland since 2011, the 2017 program saw the 22nd graduation held in

Police intercepted an overloaded ute in Thompson Avenue at 1.40pm on Thursday, November 30. The Holden Colorado ute had four people in the cabin and another three in the tray. The driver, a 19 year old man from Monbulk, was interviewed and will be summoned to attend court for carrying unrestrained passengers in a cargo area. The vehicle will be impounded at a substantial cost. The three passengers - unrestrained 18 year old women - were travelling in the cargo area and each received an infringement notice with penalty of $317.

Traralgon. Community projects undertaken by the graduates as part of GCLP were showcased during the graduation ceremony, with Amy working on a group project related to homelessness in Gippsland while Ben was involved in a community engagement project encouraging and supporting South Gippsland representation in Gippsland’s Regional Assembly. GCLP program director Jenny Hammett said the group community projects had brought a new dimension to the program, delivering an immediate impact across Gippsland. “The five projects have provided a practical application of the skills and knowledge the graduates have learnt throughout the course of the year, and have given them real ex-

perience of the challenges and rewards of collaboration,” she said. “This year has positioned GCLP well for the next five years with a number of new initiatives introduced this year. The response has been tremendous with a significant increase in applications for the 2018 program. “The Gippsland Community Leadership Program strongly supports the development of leadership capability across the region and is delighted with the manner in which the 2017 graduates have embraced the opportunities presented to them this year. “We take great pleasure in congratulating them on their achievements this year and look forward to seeing their ongoing contribution to the region in the coming years.”

Left, Rural focus: Ben Vagg of Leongatha South helped South Gippslanders express their views at Gippsland’s Regional Assembly.

Leadership focus: Amy Dynes of Wonthaggi graduated from the Gippsland Community Leadership Program.

Mayor’s message Cr Pamela Rothfield

IT’S that time of year already.

Keen interest: Second Leongatha Cubs listen to Leading Senior Constable Rohan Michael from Leongatha Police discuss the features of a police vehicle.

Police inspire Cubs THE Second Leongatha Cubs have been working on their Neighbourhood Badge this term. Leading Senior Constable Rohan

Michael from Leongatha Police recently spoke to the Cubs about what to look for in the neighbourhood, the need to lock cars and houses, and not to talk to strangers, and where to go for help.

At the end of the night, LS/C Michael presented Cubs with their Neighbourhood Badges. LS/C Michael was a Cub and a Scout in the 2nd Leongatha Scout Group.

Twinkling Christmas trees are going up and the excitement of the festive season is building. Our community Christmas Carols are the perfect place to soak up the festive cheer and enjoy some quality time with family, friends and community. Carols will be held in Grantville, San Remo and Inverloch on Friday, December 15; in Wonthaggi on Sunday, December 17; and in Cowes on Tuesday, December 19, with a fireworks celebration to launch us into the Christmas week. I look forward to attending and seeing many of you there in the candlelight. Last week the Phillip Island Landcare Group celebrated its 30th birthday, and I must acknowledge this group and its achievements. Landcare should be proud to have single handedly bought Phillip Island back from the brink by increasing the native vegetation from a mere seven percent to now over 20 percent and rising. The objectives of Landcare dovetail perfectly with the Council Plan and its key theme of ‘environment’, which among other things sets the goal of increasing native vegetation by 1.5 percent each year. It was a pleasure to officially open the Newhaven Yacht Squadron Sailability Shed last week. The Newhaven Sailability Program is one of the best examples of a community

generated, community driven program in our shire. This program provides the opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to experience the freedom of sailing, and it simply would not exist without the hard work, dedication and financial support of the Newhaven Yacht Squadron members and committee. Council is proud to support a group as passionate and dedicated as the Newhaven Yacht Squadron and I would like to acknowledge all of the hard work, which has gone behind getting the sailability program where it is at today. There was wonderful news for the Kilcunda/Bass Netball Club this week as it was presented with $100,000 of State Government funding and the promise of new courts. I would like to acknowledge that the Bass Reserve Committee and the club contributed $27,000 to kick start this project, by funding a completed detailed design of the courts. As we all know, the hotter weather brings with it an increased risk for fires. If you haven’t already done so, now is the perfect time to prepare your property for bushfire season. Council’s green waste amnesty allows Bass Coast residents to dispose of green waste, excluding weeds and hard to mulch items, at transfer stations free of charge. The amnesty finishes on Tuesday, December 19.

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Music awards: back, from left, students Mackenzie Williams, Imogen Price, Cluanie Swanwick, Year 5 and 6 Values Awards: from left, winners were all smiles at Newhaven College’s Kelvin Young; middle, Alexander Bowering, Lyra Hackett, Michael Furniss, Mia Strattman, Sianan Presentation Evening, Mackenzie Wain, Amelia White, Jonah Keys, Archer Herbert, Saffi Price; and front, Lucas White, Saffi Campbell Walker, Noah Muller and Connor Russo Sheean Campbell Walker, Stephanie Liberman, Oscar Healey and Tyra Trappett. received music excellence awards at the recent Newhaven College presentation evening.

Newhaven College celebrates excellence THE Newhaven College community gathered to celebrate the school year at the Year 5 – 11 Presentation Evening at the Boys Home Road school recently.

Awards were presented to students to recognise outstanding achievements in academic studies, leadership, music, sport, values, public speaking and debating, drama, and design and visual arts. The evening was hosted by newly appointed 2018 Newhaven College captains Oscar Harry, Tara Swan, Aaron Fraser and Jasmine McJames Court who performed their first formal captaincy duties with great confidence and maturity. The Senior School Dux Awards for academic excellence went to Ysabel Kershaw of Cowes in Year 11 and Meg Hynes from Ryanston in Year 10.

Excellence: Senior School Dux Awards for academic excellence went to Year 11 student Ysabel Kershaw, Cowes (left) and Year 10 student Meg Hynes, Ryanston. Meg also received the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Award and $250 prize. This award recognises a student who demonstrates leadership and teamwork within both the school and broader community and displays strong values, respect and ‘mateship’.

job as a stock agent when he sadly passed away in 2015. Jasmine McJames Court was the worthy recipient of this prize. The audience was treated to an array of exceptional musical talent from no less than eight vocal and instrumental ensembles. Of significance was the final full company performance of Leaving specially arranged by director of music, Kirk Skinner, to farewell the Boys Home Road campus that will close at the end of the school year. College principal Gea Lovell praised all students who strived to be their personal best this year and thanked the college board of directors, families and the community for supporting the students and the school in what has been another year of high achievement for Newhaven College. Mrs Lovell spoke with pride and love when reflecting on the history of the Boys Home Road campus, and shared the various special events that have been held this year to give the college’s founders, alumni, students and community every opportunity to farewell Newhaven’s original home. In a fitting finale, the auditorium was filled one last time with the combined voices of the college community standing together to sing the school song, Heart and Mind.

Name new reserve THE Strzelecki Ranges’ newest conser- complete the questionnaire. vation reserve needs a name! Young Scholars Award: Kilcunda’s Verena Bastwrous was the Year 11 recipient of Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Award, an academic enrichment program designed to support high achieving young Victorian students.

Anzac prize: Year 9 student Kirby Fuller from Cape Woolamai won the RSL Anzac prize for the second year running. He will play The Last Post at the local Anzac Day and Remembrance Day community services.

Meg also received the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Award and $250 prize. This award recognises a student who demonstrates leadership and teamwork within the school and broader community, and displays strong values, respect and ‘mateship’. Year 11 student Verena Bastwrous from Kilcunda and Ella Ehite in Year 10 from Inverloch received the Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Award, an academic enrichment program designed to support high achieving young Victorian students. The Rising Musicians Awards went to TJ Sartori from West Creek and Sidney Williams from Wonthaggi. The $200 scholarship accompanying this prize is offered by the Phillip Island Jazz Festival to one Middle School and one Senior School student who demonstrate commitment, enthusiasm and passion towards their music studies. The RSL ANZAC prize was awarded to Year 9 student Kirby Fuller from Cape Woolamai for the second year running. He will continue to fulfil the duty of playing The Last Post at ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day community services. The Luke Bolding Memorial Scholarship is given to a student entering Year 12 in memory of 2014 alumni, Luke Bolding. The award and $2000 scholarship is given by Alex Scott and Staff, for whom Luke was working in his dream

Rising Musicians Awards: TJ Sartori, West Creek and Sidney Williams, Wonthaggi received the awards that also included a $200 scholarship offered by the Phillip Island Jazz Festival.

Eastern Victoria Region MLC Harriet Shing announced a naming competition to celebrate the newly established reserve. Known locally as Cores and Links, the reserve covers areas of endangered cool temperate rainforest and significant stands of mountain ash, and links between the Gunyah Rainforest Reserve and Tarra-Bulga National Park to protect important habitat and permit the movement of plants and animals through the Strzelecki Ranges. Around 2300 hectares of land formerly leased by HVP Plantations in the Cores and Links area of the Strzelecki Ranges has now been handed back to public management for the new reserve, marking an important milestone in implementing a 2008 agreement between the Brumby Labor Government and HVP Plantations. The naming process will be completed in three stages, and will be overseen by a community panel who will determine the shortlist of names and the final recommendation. The names will be evaluated based on the principles of Naming Rules for Places in Victoria. The final recommendation will require compliance checks, audit and gazettal by the Victorian Office of Geographic Names. The name will be incorporated in an Order of the Governor-inCouncil for the establishment of the new reserve. The nominations start today (Tuesday) and conclude on January 14, 2018. It’s expected that at least one person will suggest Reserve McReserveface, or an ode to everyone’s favourite netballer Sharon Strzelecki, but to make sure that you have your say on the most fitting name for this stunning reserve, please go to:


Eastern Victoria Region Harriet Shing MLC said, “The new reserve will protect important areas of cool temperate rainforest and damp forest. It will provide habitat for threatened species including slender tree-fern, koala, powerful owl and Strzelecki burrowing crayfish. “Now it needs a new name that reflects its values and significance, and we’re asking the community to help us find the most suitable name for this important new reserve.”

Have your say BASS Coast Shire Council will sponsor two people to attend the Having a Say Conference in Geelong from February 5 to 7, 2018.

The event allows people with a disability opportunity to ‘have a say’ about issues affecting them and develop strategies. Nominations close 2pm, Friday, January 5, 2018. Council will fund the registration fee, accommodation and a small food allowance. Nominations forms are available on www. or by contacting the social and community planning administration officer on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or 5671 2211, or email ruralaccess@basscoast. If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impediment, contact council through the National Relay Service on 13 36 77 or visit www. for more details.

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Future classmates meet GRADE 6 students from across the region gathered for Year 7 orientation day at Mary MacKillop College on Tuesday, December 5. More than 100 Grade 6 students attended to learn about their new environment, new friends and new curriculum. “Mary MacKillop College is known for its excellent transition program. We aim to help students prepare for secondary school and the orientation day is an important step in this process,” principal David Leslie said. “2018 is our largest intake ever of Year 7s with six classes. “We are looking forward to all the new stu-

dents starting next year. “One of the wonderful developments in recent years is students of our former students attending, and this will continue again next year.” The students began their day with a group information session which outlined their day. From there, they grouped into their 2018 homeroom classes and met their teacher before commencing classes. Classes included English, mathematics and physical education. At the end of the day the 2018 Year 10 peer support leaders led activities with the students. The college welcome students from Foster to Koo Wee Rup, Cowes to Mirboo North and enrolment enquires can be made for all year levels.

Dress ups: St Laurence’s Primary School, Leongatha students were asked to dress up as characters from Roald Dahl books recently. Students came as Matilda from the book Matilda and teacher Liz O’Loughlin dressed as the character Ms Trunchbull.

Characters come to life ST Laurence’s Primary School, Leongatha students celebrated Book Week with a Roald Dahl theme recently. New faces: from left, Ashlin Guymer, Renee Hardacre, Bodi Kennedy and Jeffin Mathews from Leongatha and St Laurence primary schools will start their secondary schooling at Mary MacKillop College, Leongatha in 2018.

Students and teachers dressed up as their favourite Roald Dahl character. The day started with a special parade in the

sunshine, with each student showing off their creative costume. “The day was absolutely gorgeous,” principal Kate Dourley said. “The students were bright, bubbly and full of excitement, and we had lots of creative thinking.”

Matilda fans: from left, St Laurence’s Primary School, Leongatha students Eve, Tess, Louisa, Willow, Isla and Olivia dressed as Matilda from the book Matilda for Book Week. Festive team: from left, Woorayl Lodge Ladies Auxiliary members Joan Fiekm, Lenie Bongers, president Kaye Warren, lifestyle coordinator Gail Truscott, Lynne Hodges, facility manager Shane Jenkins, Marlanne Pearce and lifestyle assistant Shanyn Armstrong put on a delicious lunch with entertainment for Woorayl Lodge residents and family at the Leongatha SOUTH Gippsland Gemstone and Lapilodge on Wednesday.

Gemstone lovers reflect on year

Christmas spirit at Woorayl Lodge WOORAYL Lodge Ladies Auxiliary put on a lovely Christmas party for residents on Wednesday.

Santa and his elf paid a visit to the party and handed out gifts to every resident. “It was a really enjoyable day,” Woorayl Lodge Ladies Auxiliary president Kaye Warren said. “We have a great team of ladies auxiliary workers.”

Christmas gather: from left, John Dodson, Woorayl resident Evelyn Nunn and Pat Dodson enjoyed spending their time together at the Woorayl Lodge Christmas party on Wednesday.

Family time: from left, Jim Fawcett, his mother and Woorayl Lodge resident Zel, and Jim’s wife Joan Fawcett spent quality time together at the Woorayl Lodge Christmas party on Wednesday.

Residents invited their friends and family to come along to celebrate the festive season. A delicious lunch was put on by the Woorayl Lodge Ladies Auxiliary.

dary Club held its annual general meeting recently.

The club welcomed Ned Dennis, South Gippsland Shire’s community strengthening coordinator to the meeting in the Bowls Clubrooms in Leongatha. Mr Dennis acted as returning officer during the elections. Paul Smith was elected president, Val Bremner accepted the position of vice president, Chris Rump was elected as secretary, Yvonne Ralph was returned as treasurer and Fran Smethurst was elected as field officer. The club also welcomed Mary Sullivan following the elections. She is council’s newly appointed arts development officer and she spoke of her expectations of her new role. Retiring president Mrs Bremner reported on the club’s activities during the year, which has been a busy and eventful one for the club. Membership has doubled and the club has run several field trips so members could enjoy fossicking together and find interesting stones. Members also attended other Gippsland clubs’ gem shows. There was lots to see and learn and several nice stones were bought by members to work on in the clubrooms and at home. In 2017 the club was given much support from council’s community grants department which has supported the club with two grants during the year. Leongatha Bowls Club also donated funding towards upgrading the electricity supply in the new work room, which has been much appreciated. During the year, members built work benches for the new work room, and painted and repaired badly damaged walls. In the workshop, members have replaced several grinding wheels and bearings on the cabbing machines, and also bought a new double ended arbour with 1200 and 3000 grit wheels. This will enable members to achieve a high grade polished finish on their stones. The trim saw has also received much needed maintenance. Early in August, the club ran a successful silver-

smithing pilot project, which was held over two evenings in early August with local jeweller Vanessa Kolb as the trainer. Twenty people attended and as a result the club is planning to run a series of silver working classes The rooms will be opened Thursday evenings to allow working people and school children to join, and for the first time in many years, several young people are attending. They have been learning how to cut, shape and polish a stone into a decorative item. Attendance varies between two and eight people during the evening sessions, so there is more access to the club’s equipment, and members can polish their stones to a high-grade finish. People can now go out and fossick, find a stone, cut, shape and polish it, and then set it in a purpose made finding, ending up with a pleasing and unique handmade item. Once again the club opened its doors to the public during the Daffodil Festival in early September, and members displayed finished jewellery and polished stones. Of particular interest to many were the boxes of polished stones and thunder eggs. A club member also demonstrated using the trim saw to cut a stone for visitors. Members were able to demonstrate making a cabochon and several of the younger visitors were given the opportunity to have a go. A club member has donated a barbecue and this has been used to run sausage sizzles outside the Leongatha IGA, raising much needed funds and the club’s profile in the community. The club thanks IGA management and the public for supporting the club. The club also received the gift of a computer for club use during the year. Members welcome visitors to the clubrooms from 9.30am to 2.30pm Mondays, and Thursday evenings from 7pm. The club will be in recess from December 18 until January 15, 2018. The secretary can be contacted on 0439 622 105.

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Ride of relatives

Mum, children, grandfather cycle Great Victorian Bike Ride By Rebecca Browne, Meeniyan I HAVE always wanted to do the Great Victorian Bike Ride after participating 15 years ago as part of a Leongatha Secondary College trip.

When I saw this year’s ride was going to be local, children under six were free and there were shorter time options, I thought what’s stopping me? So I convinced my dad, John Schelling of Leongatha to come with my children, Matilda Browne, two, and Jordyn Browne, four and me, and complete the five day ride from Wilsons Promontory to Bairnsdale. We had only done a little bit of training and we had many media interviews as Matilda was the youngest rider in the event. My girls had never camped before so for their first time, with storms all night on the first night at Tidal River, challenge one was accomplished when we woke at 5.30am. Day two was a miserable morning. Everything was wet. I had so much stuff for the girls to keep them entertained, hydrated and full, but I quickly learned the more they had, the more issues, as they had too many choices. I had family visiting in Foster that night so planned to offload the unnecessary. The ride was a challenge from the word go. I had Matilda in the bike seat and Jordyn in the trailer, with dad following behind. There was no walking for us on day two, but when the rain hit at Yanakie and we decided to take a longer lunch after the morning we’d had, we were left shattered. We did not realise there was a cut off time to have left lunch and we were told to board a bus for 10km to a safe spot. From there, all plans went

Adventurous family: Rebecca Browne of Meeniyan, with children Matilda Browne on her back and Jordyn Browne beside her, and Rebecca’s father John Schelling, tackled the Great Victorian Bike Ride. They found walking was easier than riding when negotiating the hills of Toora and Carrajung recently. out the window. We finished the 60km day at 2pm and were one of the last. The welcome in Foster was amazing. The street was alive and it was great to see so many of the families of children I teach at Foster Primary School embracing the event. The first day of juggling walking into a campsite with two children, two bikes, a trailer and trying to find three bags, a tent and swag that had been off loaded somewhere, and then trying to set

Milpara Community House news IF you think about it, food is often a part of the wonderful way we connect with people.

Many celebrations involve the sharing of food. In can be as simple as chatting over a sizzling sausage on the barbecue, to elaborate fancy table settings at a sit down meal. Milpara thought why not expand on the idea and have a Connect Over Food Luncheon. It will be a great way to meet new people, share recipes and of course enjoy some yummy food. Simply bring a dish to share and a copy of your recipe. This will be a free event but we do ask you RSVP so we know how many to set the table for. The Connect Over Food Luncheon will be Tuesday, December 19 from noon. Please bring hot dishes already heated.To book a seat call Milpara 5655 2524. We will have our term program available online next week and it will arrive in your mail boxes at the end of January. We are happy to take bookings anytime from now. We’d encourage people to pop the things they are interested in on their calendar or let us know so we can follow them up closer to the dates. This term we have had a lot of people who contact us just after the workshop and courses had been run, which is disappointing for everyone. Milpara of course will be closed during the school holidays. Our last day is Friday, December 22.

up camp, was another character building experience. On day three, we rode back roads between Foster and Toora, and then the hills started as we climbed to our first rest area. There was lots of walking and we were not alone. From the rest stop it was downhill into Welshpool and a lovely tail breeze to Devon for lunch and in to Yarram. We hit the park, watched a movie while eating dinner and had a visit from my aunty before bed.

Day four’s ride was Yarram to Seaspray and was 90km, which was a huge jump from the previous day’s 70km. It was hot, and there were hills and massive head winds. I worried about the girls in the heat and worried whether I could physically do it. The day took us nine hours, with dropped toys and three sleeps between the two children. The last day from Seaspray to Bairnsdale was 111km. The morning was a slow start, the girls were exhausted and I pulled the tent down as they slept. The first rest stop was 33km away in Sale. It was a beautiful lake and the girls had a great play, but we knew we had to keep going. The next 30km was hell. It was hot, windy and with the trailer acting as a kite in the wind pulling against me the 60-plus kilograms I was towing, it was an enormous effort. We were worried about the girls overheating. At lunch, we got lollies, drinks and wet hats, and were on our way, despite contemplating calling it quits. I was determined to finish but would not jeopardise my children’s health, so we made a call to my husband Scott who was picking us up in Bairnsdale that night to come along the back roads to collect the girls. They made it to the 315km mark before Scott arrived. We said goodbye, detached the trailer, and dad and I were off, taking 30 minutes for the last 15km with hills, head winds and traffic. It made me really appreciate just how tough the trip had been and I could just reflect without having to sing The Wheels on the Bus. We just finished with amazing encouragement from another aunt and uncle, Scott, the girls, our new friends and the bike ride family. What a trip and an experience of a lifetime!

Former mayor stands for Bass FORMER mayor of Bass Coast Shire Council, Jordan Crugnale, has been preselected as the Australian Labor Party’s candidate to contest the seat of Bass in the 2018 state election.

“I am absolutely thrilled and honoured to have been selected, and whether its fighting for jobs, investing in our schools and hospitals, or upgrading local facilities, I will always stand up for people,” she said. Ms Crugnale lives in Inverloch, is a mother of two young children and has a background in the arts, mental health, and education and community development sectors. Her roles have ranged from on the ground community led initiatives in the Kimberley, Latrobe Valley and Waterline towns of Westernport Bay through to high level strategic and advocacy projects, most recently as councillor and mayor with the Bass Coast Shire. “As a parent of two young children, I know how important it is to have a strong and future proofed regional economy, health services that are accessible and within range, efficient and reliable transport links and a healthy environment,” she said. “The Bass electorate is unique in that we have the outer metro area of Pakenham, the prized agricultural land of Cardinia, a tourism dependent economy of Phillip Island and a coastline made up of marine parks, reserves and significant wetlands. “We are experiencing rapid population growth and with that comes numerous challenges and expectations.” Ms Crugnale said many people and families were struggling, housing and income stresses were increasing, and workers were travelling long distances. “Young people are learning in substandard facilities, many are underemployed, and the provision of aged, disability and mental health services are either stretched or too far away,” she said. Festive spirit: Dante, a participant in Milpara Com“I will be a strong advocate within the Labor munity House’s playgroup, decorated himself as well team to ensure we get the services we need, conas the Christmas tree at Milpara, Korumburra. tinue to protect the resources and natural assets we have, and change for the better some of the health and wellbeing stats currently too high when compared to other areas.” The state election will be held in late November 2018.

Candidate: Inverloch’s Jordan Crugnale was preselected as the Australian Labor Party’s candidate for the seat of Bass in next year’s state election.

Countdown to school sale CLASSES were held at Newhaven College’s Boys Home Road campus for the last time on Friday.

Items from the school will sold at a final huge public garage sale this Saturday, December 16 from 8.30am to 2.30pm at the Boys Home Road campus, Malcliff Road, Newhaven. Hundreds of items will be sold cheaply, with 20 kitchen sinks, benches, ovens, cutlery, crockery, and windows to washing machines. There will be filing cabinets, an electronic scoreboard, light fittings, bricks and pavers, garden seating, shade sails, small tools, building supplies, and furniture. Visitors will be able to wander through the school to view and purchase by cash or credit card. Bring your trailer and invite your friends so that everyone has the opportunity to snap up a bargain.

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The Good Life

Your LOCAL guide to Art and Entertainment

Paintings offer fresh take on Prom AN iconic Victorian wilderness has inspired an exhibition no mystic paintings at Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek, to open this Thursday.

Capturing emotion: Tidal River, a work by Linda Gibbs, and part of her Prom Paintings exhibition at Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek, to open this Thursday.

Prom Paintings – Linda Gibbs will officially open this Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm, and continue until January 28, 2018. The Fish Creek artist has spent the past 10 years surveying the ever changing patterns and colours of Wilsons Promontory. This exhibition reveals large scale, pared back oil paintings reflecting the essence of The

Comedy set for Workmen’s Club INTERNATIONAL comedy star, David Strassman, will have audiences in stitches with his hilarious brand new show iTedE.

iTedE is an uproarious take on our technologyladen lives. The sharp tongued Chuck Wood and loveable Ted E. Bare have been thrust into the world of social media, constantly on their iPads and iPhones, not interacting with the real world. With everyone connected to the internet 24/7, will Strassman get them back under control?

Strassman’s most technically advanced stage production yet, iTedE introduces new technology that brings the world’s most advanced puppetronics to the stage. The show comes to Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club on March 1, 2018. Combined with cutting edge lighting and jawdropping production, Strassman and his well known puppet characters will bring mayhem and theatrics to a set designed by one of New York’s most renowned stage designers, Luke Cantarella. Since his early performances in the 1990s, Strassman has been embraced in Australia and completed numerous television appearances as well as his own show on Channel Nine called Strassman, with subsequent series on ITV England and TV3 New Zealand. iTedE will be sure to delight audiences with sidesplitting comedy, jaw dropping puppetronics and a visual feast on stage. It’s the ultimate great night out! To find out more, ring the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club on 5672 1083.

Prom. “My practice begins with traditional en plein air (field) painting. Immersed in the elements, my palette races to keep pace with wild weather, subtle colour shifts and ever changing atmospheres,” Gibbs said. “The studies capture the spirit of the place and facilitate an intense knowledge of the environment, from miniscule mosses to majestic mountains. “I am currently surveying Wilsons Promontory where nature’s harmonious palette does most of the work for me. “I find unexpected relationships of pinks, violets, olives, greys and golds in a vast panorama of complex abstraction. The field studies inform large scale, pared back oil paintings produced back in the studio.” Gibbs won the Best Gippsland Prize at the prestigious John Leslie Art Prize at the Gippsland Gallery, Sale, last year. Her work is part of the gallery’s collection and as curator Simon Gregg describes: “She paints with the soul of a poet and the eyes of a realist, to produce paintings that are recognisably Gippsland, while feeling distant and ethereal.” Gibbs first exhibited with

Gecko Studio Gallery in 20102011 with a show titled South Gippsland Scapes - paintings exploring the majesty of the southern most point of the mainland and then was part of

a group show titled This Land - Contemporary Landscapes in July and August 2014. Gibbs also runs a business teaching people in the city to paint.

Field work: Fish Creek artist Linda Gibbs paints outdoors to feel the landscapes she portrays in her distinctive expressive style.

Class act: comedian David Strassman and his puppetry team will bring a memorable show to Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club on March 1, 2018. Photo: Adam Shane Photography.


Prom Paintings

Linda Gibbs December 14 to January 18 Opening event: All welcome Friday December 15 at 6pm


15 Falls Rd, Fish Creek 3959. Thursday to Monday, 10am-5pm Phone 5683 2481. See our website for more info


All welcome


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Farming Insight

Having a look: from left, Wonthaggi’s Merv Millens and Glen Alvie’s Jim Wilson checked out the VLE store sale in Koonwarra on Thursday. Buyer: from left, Elders Korumburra’s Alex Dixon helped Nyora farmer Dave Mills look into purchasing steers at the VLE store sale in Koonwarra on Thursday.

Vendors: Bill and Micah Berry of Wonthaggi were selling cattle at the VLE store sale in Koonwarra on Thursday. They are pictured with Landmark’s Andy Grant.

• VLE Leongatha

Prices please across the board Grown steers made from 260c to 280c/kg. THERE were approximately 1700 export and 200 young cattle penned representing Bullocks sold from 260c to 284c/kg. Heavy weight grown heifers showing good finish made a decrease of 20 head week on week. The usual buying group was present and operating in a mixed market. Quality was mixed with fewer trade weight cattle and a larger supply of heavy weight grown heifers, while there was a larger supply of heavy cows. Trade cattle were mostly 5c to 6c/kg dearer. Grown steers and bullocks improved 4c to 8c/kg. The larger offering of heavy grown heifers gained 13c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers lifted 6c with the crossbred portion 2c/kg better. Heavy weight cows sold from firm to 2c easier, while the plainer light and medium weights eased 8c/kg for most. Heavy bulls decreased 3c to 6c/kg. Vealers suited to butchers sold from 288c to 312c/kg. Yearling trade steers made between 273c and 292c/kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold between 250c and 290c/kg.

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between 252c and 265c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers sold between 230c and 251c with the crossbred portion between 236c and 270c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows made from 171c to 217c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold mostly from 196c to 245c/kg. The better shaped heavy weight bulls made between 240c and 265c with most dairy lots between 230c and 240c/kg. The next sale draw - December 13: 1. Landmark, 2. Elders, 3. Alex Scott & Staff, 4. Rodwells, 5. SEJ, 6. Phelan & Henderson & Co.

Prime Sale - Wednesday, December 6

BULLOCKS 11 Rumridge Pty Ltd, Mt Eliza 13 Pettitt Pty Ltd, Koorooman 12 P. & J. O’Malley, Korumburra 14 Ricklee Past Co, Bass 6 G. Molino, Wollert 3 P. Hare, Toongabbie South STEERS 1 Black Partners 2 L. & M. Fajerman, Toora 2 B.S. Griffin, Jumbunna East 4 G. & J. Schepers, Won Wron 1 R. & C. Daff, Yarram 1 D. Boscombe Hill, Dumbalk HEIFERS 1 G. & J. Schepers, Won Wron 1 D. Boscombe Hill, Dumbalk 2 L. & M. Fajerman, Toora 4 G. & K. Cooper, Woodleigh Vale 1 E. & J. Cox, French Island 1 Glenwarn Past Co, Nyora COWS 1 Gem-Brae-Ag, Lang Lang 1 Northside Pastoral, Inverloch 1 R. & J. Edwards, Fish Creek

675.0kg 689.2kg 615.8kg 596.1kg 726.7kg 555.0kg

283.6 279.6 278.0 277.0 276.6 276.2

$1914.30 $1927.09 $1712.02 $1651.12 $2009.96 $1532.91

280.0kg 332.5kg 312.5kg 360.0kg 410.0kg 390.0kg

311.6 297.6 296.6 295.0 291.6 283.6

$872.48 $989.52 $926.88 $1062.00 $1195.56 $1106.04

350.0kg 390.0kg 347.5kg 337.5kg 320.0kg 330.0kg

295.6 289.6 288.6 288.0 285.0 282.6

$1034.60 $1129.44 $1002.89 $972.00 $912.00 $932.58

715.0kg 242.6 $1734.59 625.0kg 242.0 $1512.50 620.0kg 242.0 $1500.40

1 A. & M. Roberts, Leongatha Sth 575.0kg 242.0 $1391.50 1 H. Henderson & C. Guy, Phillip Is 780.0kg 240.0 $1872.00 1 R. & W. Horner, Inverloch 675.0kg 238.6 $1610.55 BULLS 1 S. & L. Storti, Kongwak 1 C.W. Littlejohn, Mirboo 1 Telegraph Pastoral, Devon 1 J. Howell, Foster 1 D. & E. McCormack, Devon 1 G. Jones, Wonga Wonga VEALER BULLS 1 M. McCaughan, Pound Creek 1 P. Atkinson, Wonthaggi 1 B. & D. Glover, Lang Lang East

810.0kg 1000.0kg 970.0kg 1045.0kg 950.0kg 1180.0kg

294.2 265.0 264.0 261.6 260.0 260.0

$2383.02 $2650.00 $2560.80 $2733.72 $2470.00 $3068.00

260.0kg 260.0 375.0kg 202.0 380.0kg 201.6

$676.00 $757.50 $766.08

VLE Store Sale Thursday, December 7

Steers: B. Woodward, Hazelwood North, 18 x $1650; M. Berry, Wonthaggi, 8 x $1540; P. Hare, Toongabbie South, 13 x $1510; M. & N. Bracecamp, Berrys Creek, 13 x $1500; Keenage Past (Egan), Alberton West, 9 x $1490; Sheridan and Partners, Traralgon, 20 x $1480. Heifers: B.J. & T.L. McCormack, Mirboo North, 17 x $1240; Ajay Nominees Farm, Yanakie, 18 x $1225; A.J. & B.R. Moyle, Lance Creek, $1200; Ridgeview Hereford Stud, Rosedale, 3 x $1140; G.C. & G.S. Thompson, Doomburrim, 21 x $1130; E.J. & A. Opray, Dumbalk, 1 x $1100. Cows: L. Boucaut, Carrajung South, 1 x $810; J. Richmond-Smith, Budgeree, 1 x $790; A. & N. Haig, Drumdlemara, 1 x $700. Cow and calf: K. Park, Fish Creek, 1 x $2390; N.D. & K.M. Jan, Seaview, 10 x $1920; M. Babos & S. Cross, Leongatha, 2 x $1900; J. Frost, St Clair, 2 x $1730; L. Boucaut, Carrajung South, 2 x $1600; B.R. & D.A. Lucas, Woodside, 1 x $1510.

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Farming Insight Producers responsible for on farm biosecurity By Sarah Vella VICTORIAN Farmers Federation presented to more than 150 local producers in Leongatha last Tuesday, December 5 on why it is important to play their part in ensuring biosecurity on their farms.

The Livestock Production Assurance program recently had biosecurity and animal welfare standards added to the existing program. This means producers of cattle, sheep and goats for meat should have a biosecurity plan in place, as well as a copy of the animal welfare standards and guidelines on farm. “A biosecurity plan identifies risks and how to implement practices on farm to reduce the risk of infectious diseases on producer’s properties,” VFF livestock project manager Catherine James said. “Animal welfare is about how producers manage their livestock in accordance with those standards and guidelines.” Ms James said producers were trying to understand what level they have to go to, to meet the

requirements of the program. “The turnout to the workshop showed there was a lot of interest among producers to better understand what they need to do,” she said. Walkerville beef farmer Bill Bray has implemented a quality assurance program on his property. He spoke to the attendees about his experiences. He said he believed it was his responsibility to learn about on farm biosecurity and was keen enough to start filling out the forms. “As a producer, I talked about the practicalities of the new program for on farm biosecurity and how it works for me,” he said. “It is all part of being a responsible producer of food.”

Staying safe: from left, presenting at a farm biosecurity workshop in Leongatha last Tuesday, December 5 were Victorian Farmers Federation livestock project manager Catherine James, Neil Henderson from Zoetis Animal Health, Walkerville beef producer Bill Bray and Agriculture Victoria livestock extension officer John Bowman.

Rhiannon to tour New Zealand FIVE of Gippsland’s up and coming dairy leaders have been selected to participate in the 2018 New Zealand (NZ) Study Tour.

First class: from left, Stacey Skilton of Bass Coast Shire Council, WGCMA CEO Martin Fuller, Jodi Kennedy of Bass Coast Shire Council, Angus Hume of Inverloch, Jasmine Butler of Bass Coast Shire Council, WGCMA chair Peter Jennings, Robyne Young of Bass Coast Shire Council, and Gary Howard of Sale at the Lyrebird Awards presentation ceremony at Inverloch on Friday.

Environment champions announced at Inverloch 1INVERLOCH’S Angus Hume, Bass Coast Shire Council’s strategic planning team and Sale’s Gary Howard have been named this year’s winners of the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority’s (WGCMA) Lyrebird Awards. WGCMA chief executive officer Martin Fuller said the commitment to natural resource management by all nominees had made selecting the winners a challenging task. “We were in the very fortunate position to be selecting winners from an extremely strong field of nominees,” he said. “However, our winners stood out for their efforts to raise the profile of current natural resource management issues facing the region.” The Lyrebird Awards were first launched in 2005 by WGCMA. “The Lyrebird Awards were born out of a desire to celebrate the significant and remarkable achievements made by individuals and groups in protecting and enhancing our natural environment,” Mr Fuller said. “This is demonstrated by all our winners.” Mr Hume, a past board member and chair of West Gippsland CMA and current chair of the Victorian Catchment Management Council, is an

excellent example. “Angus is constantly furthering the natural resource management cause by lobbying all levels of government and highlighting the achievements of integrated catchment management,” Mr Fuller said. “Driven by a love of the land and the coast, Angus is always working for his community.” Bass Coast Shire Council is believed to be the first local government area in Australia to have the foresight and commitment to include its planning overlay sea level rises to 2100. “This requires a lot of detailed investigation and consultation. Other councils are now following Bass Coast’s lead,” Mr Fuller said. Mr Howard was recognised for his involvement in the Heart Morass restoration project, working on ground, removing weeds, planting trees, and taking tours. Mr Fuller congratulated and thanked all nominees for their efforts. “We as a community should be grateful of the efforts of all our nominees,” he said. “We all benefit from a healthy and productive environment and all our nominees work tirelessly to help achieve this.” Winners of the Lyrebird awards were announced at Inverloch on Friday.

The only South Gippslander is Rhiannon Parry of Wonthaggi North. The tour is organised by the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) and funded by the Gardiner Dairy Foundation. The South Island of NZ is home to some of the world’s leading dairy and processing facilities, and is renowned for being ahead of the curve in regard to farming, processing techniques and research. The NZ Study Tour provides successful applicants with development opportunities to engage and learn from farmers as well as representatives of industry organisations such as the Federated Farmers of NZ. Interim chief executive officer of the Gardiner Dairy Foundation, Dr Clive Noble, described the 2018 participants as an exceptional group of young leaders, eager to learn. “The calibre of applicants this year is a tribute to the level of quality young farmers we have in the Victorian dairy industry. Each applicant has shown determination and an interest to learn about farming in NZ, and to work together for

Crossing the ditch: Rhiannon Parry of Wonthaggi North will take part in the 2018 New Zealand Study Tour. stronger and more united dairy industry in Victoria,” he said. The program, now in its eighth year, integrates Australian farmers into a global dairy network. The study tour will commence in February 2018 and all participants will have the opportunity to broaden their horizons to many more dairying possibilities, that extend beyond one geographical location or culture.

Stock agents urged to brush up on biosecurity AUSTRALIA’S most comprehensive survey of producer attitudes to on-farm biosecurity shows sheep producers are increasingly preferring to get information about biosecurity and animal health from their stock agent, a trend that highlights the need for agents to have access to the right biosecurity information.

The survey, commissioned by the Farm Biosecurity Program, interviewed 1200 producers from a range of livestock and plant industries in May and June and is the third Farm Biosecurity Producer survey since 2010. This year’s survey confirmed a growing trend of sheep producers increasingly relying on stock agents for information, “a trend that does not look like it’s stopping any time soon,” said Animal Health Australia’s acting executive manager, biosecurity and product integrity services, Dr Rob Barwell. “When sheep producers were asked where they typically obtain information about animal health and biosecurity, 28.3 percent said they refer to their stock agent, with vets the only higher rating category. “This strong reliance on stock agents has been growing steadily for some time: in 2010 only 4.5 percent of sheep producers asked their agent for advice, in 2013 it jumped to 13.5 percent and now it’s double that in 2017. “What this is telling us is that sheep producers are placing greater trust in their agents, not only for information about when and how to buy and sell their animals, but also on how to keep them in good condition and protect their properties from diseases, pests and weeds. “Therefore we would recommend all livestock agents become familiar with the Farm Biosecu-

rity website and also encourage their clients to use a Sheep Health Declaration when purchasing and selling stock.” For more information about protecting your sheep from biosecurity threats and diseases, or to download the Sheep Health Declaration, go to

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Be proactive in finding a job VACANCIES @ GSHS Grade 3 District Nurse Ongoing, casual (Job Ref: ND1201) Contact: Brenda McLean Tel: 5654 2722 or email

Endorsed Enrolled Nurse – Hillside Lodge Ongoing, Part time 32hrs per fortnight (Job Ref: ND1202) Contact: Lyn Carmichael Tel: 5654 2751 or email Full details, including the position description is available at Email applications, quoting the job reference number, to Closing Date: Monday, 18th December 2017

Situation Vacant

APPRENTICESHIP Taranto Windows and Glass is based in Korumburra, Leongatha, Moorabbin and Wonthaggi, and is locally owned and operated with over 30 years experience in the design, manufacture and installation of high quality and affordable products. We are seeking two dynamic and enthusiastic Apprentices to join our Korumburra team. What to expect: • You will be gaining an nationally accredited qualification • On the job mentoring and training • Working in a fast paced environment Skills and Experience: • Must be motivated and genuinely interested in pursuing a career in the Glass Industry • Strong Work Ethic • Be eager to learn • Be able to communicate effectively in a team environment If you think this role is for you then forward your resumé with a covering letter to Applications close: 20th December 2017


FRONT LIFT DRIVER Experienced Front Lift Driver (full time)

Wheel-A-Waste has been established for 30 years and has built a great reputation in the local area. Located in Wonthaggi we specialise in providing quality waste and recycling services. We are looking for a full time (40 hour week) experienced Front Lift driver with occasional overtime on public holidays. You will be completing all tasks and duties required around the local area. Tasks and duties will include: • Carrying out routine vehicle checks • Cleaning of Vehicle • Communicating with customers • Cleaning and repairs to bins when necessary To successfully secure this opportunity you must have: • HR licence –have an excellent driving record • Be reliable, punctual and self-motivated • Have a positive attitude and strong work ethic • Be capable and confident in your ability to carry out the above tasks This position would suit someone from the Bass Coast or South Gippsland area with local area knowledge, so experience in this area is desirable. If you have the essential requirements and would like to seize this great opportunity Please send you resumé and cover letter to: PO Box 878 Wonthaggi 3995 or email Applications close Monday 18th December 2017

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Mission Providence Leongatha is a trusted, high performing organisation that empowers local people to find lasting employment and realise their full potential. Mission Providence is there to support and guide you into a job or career that suits your skills and abilities. The way it works is simple. The first step is to book an appointment with one of the trusty employment advisors. You can do this direct or through your local Centrelink office. During the first meeting, the employment advisor will get to know you by hearing about your skills, previous employment and the job goals you have. The second appointment will involve preparing a resume and a cover

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QUALIFIED CABINET MAKER Successful applicant must have: • Driver’s licence • Installing experience For enquiries call Jason 0429 832 693

letter. “We assist our clients to put together a job application that sells their skills. If they need help getting it to the employer, we can help them do that too,” employment advisor Megan Gulliver said. “We also phone potential employers to find out if they’re looking for staff. It’s reverse marketing in a way.” Once the client has

found a job, Mission Providence continues to touch base with them for up to six months to make sure everything is going smoothly. Mission Providence supports clients with transport to and from jobs, providing them with fuel or a Myki card if public transport is available. They also support clients purchase work uniforms if necessary.

Mission Providence often hold sessions to help clients with the process of applying for a job and preparing for interviews, as well as specific industry sessions such as hospitality, retail and dairy. In these sessions the client will learn about the qualifications needed for these types of jobs, the dress code and what the employer is looking for.

Employment assistance: Mission Providence employment advisors Megan Gulliver and Susie Wealands are based in the Leongatha office to help you find employment.

situations vacant CASUAL weekend relief milker required, 5 mins from Leongatha. Some week days possible. Herringbone, 200 cows. Ph: 5668-9292.


Casual Medical Receptionist The Korumburra Medical Centre require the services of a casual medical receptionist for our busy general practice. Applicants must be computer literate, have excellent communication skills with a caring and professional manner. Medical reception experience is preferred but not essential. Email resumés to or post to 50 Radovick Street, Korumburra 3950 by Monday 18th December 2017

Position Vacancies Bass Coast Health Bass Coast Health is seeking to recruit to the following positions:

Integrated Family Services Case Manager Fixed-Term Contract until 30/06/18 - 32 hours per week

Registered Nurse Grade 2 Operating Suite Permanent Part-Time 32 hours per fortnight

Occupational Therapist Grade 2 Fixed-Term, Part-Time 02/01/18 to 30/03/18

Manager Quality & Innovation Full-Time

Manager Access & Patient Flow Readvertised Fixed-Term Full-Time Annual Leave Cover 15/01/18 to 04/02/17 Fixed-Term Full-Time Annual Leave Cover 02/04/18 to 06/05/18 For full position details including position descriptions and how to apply please visit the employment section on our website:

Marriotts MPE is currently seeking a suitably qualified full time person to join our busy Parts Department The successful applicant must have knowledge of the Motorcycle and Power Equipment products. Experience with inventory control, invoicing, electronic parts programs and customer service are mandatory. Above award wages and conditions apply. Please address applications to: Business Operations Manager Jenny King PO Box 78, Leongatha 3953 Or email: Applications close Friday 16th December 2017

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ASTRA billiard table. Beautiful carved legs x 6, cues, balls, hidden drawer. As new. Cost $2,700, sell $1,100. Ph: 0437-510108.


BAR B Q Bonanza, stainless steel, 4 burner, hooded, used once, on wheels, $200. Ph: 56623278.

LEONGATHA 7 Blackmore Avenue, Saturday, December 16, 8am. 165 x 12” alloy wheels, Land Rover / Commodore wheels, bikes, household goods, kids toys and clothes, prams. Much, much more. No early birds.

BOTT - Ted. Before you died you requested no funeral or notices. We abided by that. Now 12 months on, we would just like to say how much you were loved and respected. Denise and family.

HAYNES - The funeral service for Mrs Effie Isabel Haynes will be held at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Leongatha on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 commencing at 2pm.


FOSTER - Olive Jean. December 9, 2004. Mum you are loved and missed every day of the year. Love always Noeleen and family.

THOMAS - Jeffrey Bruce. Of Darwin, formerly of Korumburra, Leongatha and Tallwoods Village. Passed away suddenly on 3.12.17 aged 64. Son of the late Gordon and Jean Thomas. Adored and much loved husband to Victoria. Loving dad to Amie, Kasie, Alexandra and their partners. Pop to Joshua, Eden and Oliver. Loved and caring brother to Shirley and Ken, special uncle to his nephews and nieces. We are devastated at this sudden loss of Bruce. A great and respected mate to all his co-workers. A life well lived, may he RIP. Forever in our hearts.

Vic. Boat Licence with Jetski endorsement

Consulting Rooms For Rent

Saturday, December 16 9am - 1pm

Gippsland Southern Health Service is pleased to announce the opening of the Leongatha Primary Care Centre within coming weeks, on the hospital site at Koonwarra Road, Leongatha. The Health Service has four well appointed consulting rooms for permanent or casual rental together with access to 4 treatment rooms. These rooms are fully serviced and reception / administration services can also be provided. Also available for casual rental are 2 fully appointed meeting/training rooms with teleconferencing ability. The facility is to be shared with staff of Gippsland Southern Health Service and members of a General Practice Medical Clinic and would suit individuals or organisations active in the provision of services supporting general health and wellbeing, specialist medical services, complementary medical services, counselling etc. To arrange for an inspection of the facility please contact Dianna Mollica on 5667 5555. For further information contact Selina Northover on 5667 5555. Expressions of interest indicating the types of services to be provided can be forwarded to: Selina Northover Director of Primary Healthcare Gippsland Southern Health Service Private Bag 13 Leongatha Vic 3953

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Phone Bob: 0417 524 005 Approved TSV course ABN 43080057923

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MOWERS We stock the largest range of New push and ride-on mowers in South Gippsland, including - Honda,Victa, Greenfield, Deutscher, Cub Cadet, MTD, Masport, Toro, Yard Machines & Rover from $149. Professional repairs and service for ALL mower makes and models. Also stocking a large range of parts and accessories. We also have a large range of secondhand mowers available.

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


Cnr Allison & South Gippsland Hwy, Leongatha. L.M.C.T. 2714

Ph: 5662 2028

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Community Announcement AusNet Services' Electricity Network Reliability Targets for 2018

AusNet Services, your electricity delivery service business, brings the benefits of electricity to millions of Victorians, 24 hours a day. We are committed to the safe and reliable supply of electricity within our electricity network and aim to minimise time off supply. To do so, we work hard to maintain our electricity network to reduce the number of supply interruptions. We also implement new technologies across our network to quickly identify faults and minimise interruptions. In accordance with the requirements of the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) and as part of our commitment to customer service, we are aiming for the following targets in 2018:

Measure for 2018

On average, the number of minutes a customer will experience loss of supply due to unplanned interruptions per year (e.g. lighting, storm, fauna) (USAIDI)

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Note: The AER has not set a performance benchmark for planned interruptions. On average, the number of unplanned interruptions a customer will experience per year (longer than one minute) (USAIFI) On average, the duration of an unplanned customer interruption (UCAIDI) On average, the number of momentary unplanned interruptions a customer will experience per year (less than one minute) (MAIFI)




FIREWOOD, redgum & local wood, Ph 0408980-711, A/H 56625175. SHED! 9m x 15m x 4.5m (30’ x 50’ x 15’). Open front shed in large 5m bays for better storage, $13,150. Ph: 0413-104820. 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. SQUARE hay bales, shedded, $7 per bale. Ph: 0401-603525.

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FOR RENT Woorayl Co-Operative Housing has a 2 bedroom, brick Unit in Leongatha available now for permanent long term rental. Applicants are required to meet low income and asset criteria. Tenants who have an excellent rental history with miminum of two recent references need apply. Please apply in writing with contact details by December 22, 2017 to: The Secretary Woorayl CERC, PO Box 36 Leongatha 3953

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In the event we do not meet the reliability targets established by the Essential Services Commission under Section 6 of the Electricity Distribution Code, approximately 60,000 customers may be entitled to a Guaranteed Service Level payment. For more information, please visit Email: 1300 360 795 (General Enquiries 8am - 5pm) 13 17 99 faults (24 hrs) @AusNetServices JOO3257B

BULLS for hire or for sale. Friesian, Angus, Hereford, Limo or Jersey. All sound young bulls. Hire or sale. Phone 0447-331762.

used vehicles FORD FOCUS LX, 2010, (XNX149) 79,000km, excellent condition, RWC, $8,250. Ph: 0407-403457.

wanted to buy ANY OLD farm four wheelers, good or bad, 4WDs or trucks. Will pay cash. Phone Matt 0401194601. DATSUN SKYLINE wanted, 1973-1985, 240K, C210, MR30, any condition. Pay cash. 0422-076298.

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Jenny Milkins All areas - 5672 3123

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BAY OF FIRES beach house, Binalong Bay, Tasmania, sleeps 8, minimum 3 nights. bereavement thanks Available February onwards. Ph: 0408- HANRAHAN - Patrick. Eileen, Veronica, 938645. Frances, Brian, Wil and Peter, and families garage sales extend their heartfelt LEONGATHA, 69 thanks to all who sent Turner Street, Saturday, cards, visited and sent December 16, 7am. flowers, and shared Gas log heater, house their love and care on and garden items. Clean the death of Pat. and cheap. Sincere thank you to Fr Aju, Fr Janeesh, Fr Brendan Hogan, Handley Funeral Services, the doctors at Foster and the love and care at Foster hospital. Memories are ours. The “STAR” can help you promote your God bless you all. event with our McPHERSON GARAGE Margaret. SALE KIT To everyone who has supported us following KIT INCLUDES Margaret passing away, 5cm x S/C advert we would like to express (valued at $33.00) our sincere thanks • 2 x A4 Garage Sale and appreciation. Your Signs many acts of kindness • Garage Sale Tips and sympathy have (dos and don’ts) continued to be a great • Sheet of Price Stickers comfort to us in our time • Star Carry Bag of sorrow. We also send our Total package heartfelt appreciation valued at $41 and thanks to the ADVERTISE by calling staff and doctors at 5662 5555 or emailing Leongatha Hospital for their compassion and or call in to care for both Margaret 36 McCartin Street and us. LEONGATHA Glen, Ian, Virginia and to pick up your kit when you family. place your advertisement


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BORDER Leicester, Southdown and Poll Dorset rams, flock registered, OB accredited. Well grown and bred. Can deliver. 0428-356376.

deaths CHILVERS - Mavis Elizabeth. Passed away peacefully at home on December 9, 2017. Loved wife of Ronnie (dec). Loved and loving mum of Sue and Rob, Greg, Kim and John, and friend of Christine. Adored Nana to her 7 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Mum and Dad reunited. Mum, no more morning call-ins, no more shopping days, no more dinner outings, no more grocery lists, no more pain. How will I ever stop feeling that I need to check on you to see if you need anything, if you are o.k., if you had a good night? What will I do? What will we do without our Mum and our May? Kim, John, Anna, Glyn, James, Jade, Jesse, Henry, Mariette, Jorgia, Violet and your dog Ebony.

funerals CHILVERS - The funeral service for Mrs Mavis Elizabeth Chilvers will be held in the Cirrus Chapel, Bunurong Memorial park, 790 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Dandenong South on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 commencing at 12 noon.

Wonthaggi 5672 1074 A.F.D.A.

Private cremation.

SCOTT - A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mr Peter Thomas Scott will be held at the Grandstand Complex, Leongatha Recreation Reserve, Roughead Street, Leongatha on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 commencing at 1pm. Private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the service.


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My Darling Nana May, oh darn it, we are going to miss you dearly and your hat and your bag. HAYNES (nee White) Effie Isabel. 30.11.1924 - 05.12.2017 Passed away peacefully at Wonthaggi Hospital. Devoted and loved wife of Alfred (dec). Loved dearly by her sons Gregory (dec), Russell and Martyn. Loving grandmother of nine, great nanna of eleven. Loved sister to Linda (dec), Fay, Gwen and John. Will be sadly missed by all and forever in our hearts. HAYNES - Effie. 30.11.1924 - 5.12.2017 Loved sister of Gwen, sister-in-law of John (dec), Aunty Feef of Leigh, Joanne, Karen, and families. Happy memories. HAYNES - Effie. Much loved sister of Fay, Auntie (Feef) of Debbie, Margot, Susan, and their families. Wonderful memories. SCOTT - Peter Thomas. 26.11.1942 - 05.12.2017 Slipped gently away at Koorooman House, Leongatha. Much loved husband of Merilyn. Loved dad of Richard and Melanie. Loved brother of Pam and uncle to Arwen, Nick, Polly and Megan. Always with us.

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: PHILLIP ISLAND 5952 5171 15 Warley Avenue, Cowes 3922 (by appointment only) Pre-paid & pre-arranged funeral plans available CARING & PERSONAL 24 HOUR SERVICE MEMBER OF AUSTRALIAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION

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Gardiner to star as Peter Allen IT was all smiles at the recent meet and greet for the Wonthaggi Theatrical group’s next extravaganza in 2018, The Boy from Oz.

Key players: from left, Josh Gardiner (Peter Allen), Bron Kalos (Judy Garland) and director Brad Beach at the meet and greet for Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s 2018 production, The Boy from Oz.

Directed by Brad Beach of Grease and Witches of Eastwick fame, the story of iconic Australian entertainer Peter Allen is set to strike a chord with audiences. Mr Beach is absolutely thrilled and delighted with the large cast he and his team of choreographer Rose Wray McCann and musical director Kirk Skinner have assembled. Of course at the centre of the story is Peter Allen – where to find a charismatic, powerful actor with the

moves and a voice to take the audience from the highs of Go to Rio to the poignant Tenterfield Saddler? Enter stage right Josh Gardiner, the Leongatha born performer who needs no introduction to South Gippsland. Mr Beach cannot believe his luck that timing allowed Mr Gardiner, a Victorian College of the Arts musical theatre graduate, to be available for the role. Mr Beach directed Mr Gardiner in Grease and The Witches of Eastwick, and has watched his immense talent flourish with a mixture of pride and awe. Another key character in the show is Judy Garland, who will be

portrayed by the multi-talented and award winning actress, singer, dancer, musician Bron Kalos. Hot off the heels from her Music Theatre Guild of Victoria award win for the best first-time performer in a featured role, as well as directing Mary McKillop’s Blood Brothers, which won the guild’s best junior production, Ms Kalos is well placed to bring Judy Garland to South Gippsland in style. With a cast of 40 performers and adding in a 50 strong children’s choir for some breathtaking moments, this show will appeal to multiple age-groups. The cast can’t wait to get started on rehearsals early in the new year.

Offshore wind farm a step closer THE Star of the South offshore wind farm will now be developed in partnership by Offshore Energy and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, after the Danish company invested in the project.

Signed and sealed: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners associate partner Thomas Wibe Poulsen and Offshore Energy chief executive officer Andy Evans signing the contracts to formalise the investment partnership between the two companies, which will proceed the Star of the South offshore wind farm project.

The Star of the South is proposed for 10 to 25 kilometres off the South Gippsland coast in Bass Strait and has a total expected capacity of up to 2000MW. “Offshore Energy is delighted to partner with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, one of the leading offshore wind developers in the world, to develop Australia’s first offshore wind farm,” Offshore Energy chief executive officer Andy Evans said. “The partnership brings together local knowledge and proven international experience that we believe will deliver many benefits for Australia, Victoria and local communities.” Copenhagen Infrastructure Partner senior partner Torsten Lodberg said the Star of the South project offered a unique opportunity within offshore wind in a new market. “We are very satisfied with this partnership and look forward to contributing our competence and experience in cooperation with Offshore Energy, all levels of government and key stakeholders in the development of the project,” he said. The next steps for the project include the establishment of an office in Melbourne with a Gippsland presence, build-up staff and to start the feasibility study, which will take up to three years. Offshore Energy is expecting an exploration licence to be issued by the Commonwealth Government by the end of this year. The licence will allow the company to start the feasibility studies to determine the suitability of the project to then progress to obtaining the appropriate approvals to construct and operate the project.

Santa popular: pictures with Father Christmas in Leongatha have been booming! Photographer Shelley Price has been taking the happy snaps with families, babies and even favourite pooches over the past week. If you want to have a photo taken with Santa, Shelley is set up at 46 McCartin Street, near Target, and will be taking snaps Wednesdays to Fridays (11am-1pm, and 2pm-4.30pm) until Christmas and on Saturdays until December 23 (9am-noon). Baby Ziggy Holland is pictured all smiles on Santa’s knee.

Sharing her passion: Anna Gebhardt established a Street Library outside her home in Youll Grove, Inverloch.

Books unite neighbours BOOKS are bringing the residents of an Inverloch street together.

Anna Gebhardt has created a Street Library outside her Youll Grove home, where residents can exchange books in a colourful box built for the purpose. Members of the band Invy Horn Jam performed at a street party, complete with

food, to launch the Street Library recently. “It’s about celebrating books and reading, sharing my love of books, creating community connections in the neighbourhood and good fun,” Ms Gebhardt said. If anyone has a book or two they think others would enjoy, they can just pop it into the Street Library as they walk past.

On the way: a car crash interrupted the Leongatha Fire Brigade’s annual Christmas party on Saturday. Santa’s arrival was delayed due to a call out to two cars colliding on the corner of Smith and Peart streets, Leongatha. The call came at 12.41pm and Santa arrived at the party about an hour later, in the back of a tanker to the Leongatha Recreation Reserve.

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| SPORT • Leongatha Table Tennis

Grist awarded best club person MICHAEL Grist was awarded the Bill Holwerda Memorial Shield for Best Club Person at the Leongatha Table Tennis Association season wind up recently.

He has put in a lot of work this year to encourage the junior players to improve their skills, not only to be able to put various spin on the ball but also to be able to handle those spins when they are returned, and also to play the tactical placement game to keep an opponent guessing. Michael is a great tactician and has a quiet manner in passing on his knowledge to younger players. He would welcome more juniors to come along next year and take part in this excellent sport in the excellent facilities the association is fortunate to have at the recreation reserve. Life member Shirley Fletcher presented the Syd Lovell Memorial Shield to A Grade premiers Wackos, Michael Grist, Fred Debondt and Jack Duff while life member Margaret Comrie presented the Roy and Margaret Comrie Memorial Shield to A Reserve Premiers OGOM, Jeff Savianne and Isy Derrick.

Dirk Holwerda took out the Club Champion award as well as the Aggregate for most rubbers won. Trish Denier was the women’s Club Champion. Jack Duff won the A Reserve championship and Leanne Costellow won the A Reserve women’s championship. In a bit of catch up, Dirk Holwerda presented four years of his trophy for the most improved junior, to Michael Brandon 2014, Tim Hardacre 2015, James Rowley 2016 and Jack Duff 2017. A special award was made to Tammy and Michael Holwerda for their work in organising the A Grade competition and getting the fill in players required each week. President Kevin Dowling thanked the 70 plus members and friends for their attendance, wished all a happy and safe festive season and looks forward to see everyone return for another season of table tennis starting from February 5 with a few practice nights. The KeenAgers group will continue to play every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 12pm right up to Christmas and from Tuesday, January 2, a good chance to work off the accumulated gains of the festivities.

Left, Top teams: Jeff Savianne, Michael Grist, Fred Debondt, Isy Derrick and Jack Duff were congratulated by Leongatha Table Tennis Association life members Shirley Fletcher and Margaret Comrie for their efforts during the season.

U15 mixed: back from left, Pink Mary Fairies Nina Hunter, TJ Loughridge, Campbell Riseley, Phoebe Davidson, Tiana Doughty, Brylie Dyer, Archie Brewer and Boyd Robertson defeated Rockets, front from left, Darby Hoskins, Jack Rathjen, Phoebe Gair, Lily Caithness, Chloe Caithness and Lochie Rathjen.

Ladies Two: back from left, Triple Ps Jodie Pincini, Flynn Burgess-Pincini, Katrina Palmer, Chloe Palmer, Felicity Poland, Lucy Palmer and Ashleigh Poland defeated Missunfits, front from left, Belinda Dyke, Rosie Hobbs, Caitlyn Johnson, Caitlin McFarlane, Samantha Bright, Alanna Bright and Kirsten Mowat.

Close contests in netball finals

Right, Inspired: young table tennis players Tim Hardacre, James Rowley, Michael and Katrina Brandon, and Holly Duff (front) have been encouraged throughout the season by Leongatha Table Tennis Association best club person Michael Grist (centre).

LEONGATHA and District Netball Association played out its spring competition recently. The grand final results were as follows;

Pink Mary Fairies 35 defeated Rockets 22; Triple Ps 35 defeated Missunfits 28; Aches and Pains 29 defeated Decade Dazzlers 27; SSS 21 defeated Champagne Showers 20; Pirates 41 defeated Showstoppers 25.

Ladies One: back from left, Decade Dazzlers Kaye Tumino, Louise Bruce, Grace Thorson, Abby Forrester, Vanessa Schroder, Ainsley Moon, Marsha Livingston and Heide Johnston were defeated by Aches and Pains, front from left, Anna Patterson, Kerri Palmer, Jacinta Muhovics, Julie Bloye, Danielle Jones, Emma Smith, Philomena Smith and Rebecca Vagg.

Champions: Dirk Holwerda was the Leon- Special award: Tammy and Michael Holwergatha Table Tennis Association Club Champion da were recognised for organising the A Grade competition by president Kevin Dowling. and Jack Duff was the A Reserve champion.

Korumburra Gun Club produce fantastic results in New Zealand BETWEEN November 21 and 26, four Korumburra Gun Club members and their families travelled to Canterbury Clay Target Club in Christchurch, New Zealand, to shoot the New Zealand skeet national titles.

The members who attended were Max Oakley, Tim Stockdale, Jack Stockdale and Charlie Cook; they all shot exceptionally well winning and placed in many events. NZ Skeet Championship: High Gun Overall winner was Jack Stockdale 100/100 to take another national title, which makes this five open National titles to his name in the same event. Tim Stockdale shot 99/100 to take second place in A Grade and third went to Charlie Cook 98/100 A Grade. NZ Skeet Doubles Championship: Charlie Cook shot 93/100 to take second place in A Grade and Jack Stockdale won the Junior title shooting 97/100. NZ 28 gauge Skeet Championship: Charlie Cook finished first place shooting 49/50 to take the junior title. Glenn Trophy was contested between New Zealand and Australia. Australia won this competition by one target, shooting a score of 242/250; Max Oakley from Korumburra

Gun Club was selected to be part of this winning team that took gold. Korumburra Gun Club president Trenton Tobias said he was exceptionally proud of the members who attended the New Zealand national skeet titles. “I watch these members practising hard each week to keep up their skills. I think the time they are putting in is helping them produce great results, well done everyone,” he said.

Mixed Two: back from left, Champagne Showers Holly Hurst, Sara Gilbee, Carly McNamara, Shaun Lanyon, Emily McRae, Mitchell Price and Lani Burkett were defeated by SSS, front from left, Jarvis Brown, Esther Evans, Makaela Gambetta, Jye Loughridge, Tyler Hussy, Taylah Smith and Ryan Hill.

Mixed One: back from left, Pirates Hannah Flanders, Cameron Stone, Jade Cashin, Lucy Champion: Korumburra Gun Club’s Jack Lonza, Abbi Taylor, Aaron Lonza, Kasey McLeod and Luke Bowman defeated ShowstopStockdale won a national title and the junior pers Emma Smith, Kerri Palmer, Dayn Bentvelzen, Meg Fitzgerald, Darren Pocklington, Lina Green, Cameron Green and Rebecca Vagg. title in New Zealand recently.

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SPORT | Inverloch

Awarded: Strzelecki Bowls Region state novice men’s single winner Tim James from Yallourn Bowls Club (centre) and runner up Ben Mattock from Wonthaggi Bowls Club (on right) with president of the Strzelecki Bowls Region Pam Cameron. The Region final was played on Sunday, December 10, and winner Tim James now goes onto play State Novice finals against 15 other regions in Victoria.

Leongatha TUESDAY, December 5 midweek pennant saw Division 1 at home to San Remo and won the day overall 71 to 53 shots. J. Miller’s team lost 20 to 23 shots, R. James’ team won 23 to 20 shots and M. Pearson’s team won 29 to 10 shots. Division 3 was away to Loch & District and also won overall 70 to 62 shots: A. Lye’s team won 35 to 8 shots, L. Hank’s team lost 20 to 22 and S. Crouch’s team lost 15 to 32. Round seven Tuesday, December 12 sees Division 1 away to Port Welshpool

and Division 3 have a bye. Wednesday midweek social bowls winners were A. Rayson and P. Ellison with two wins plus 19, runners-up V. Serafino and L. Hemphill with two wins plus 17. Saturday pennant, December 9 saw Division 1 at home to Inverloch Blue and won overall 69 to 67 shots: J. Hall’s team won 25 to 18 shots, R. Trotman’s team won 26 to 23 shots and W. Walker’s team lost 18 to 26 shots. Division 3 was away to Inverloch and lost overall 64 to 84 shots: J. Turner’s team won 27 to 20 shots, J. Pendergast’s team lost 19

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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to 31 shots and G. Drury’s team lost 18 to 28 shots. Division 4 was home to Inverloch and lost overall 52 to 101 shots: M. Carnell’s team lost 10 to 36 shots, L. Lancaster’s team lost 20 to 31 shots and G. Vansinderen’s team lost 22 to 34 shots. The next round, round eight sees Division 1 at home to Wonthaggi, Division 3 away to Port Welshpool and Division 4 at home to Wonthaggi Gold. There was no social bowls played on Saturday, December 9. The club’s Christmas party will be held on Friday, December 15 with a 6.30pm start. Until the next report, good bowling - ‘Jackhigh’.

Buffalo indoor

Wednesday, December 6 BOWLERS at Buffalo were pleased to have Maureen and Mark Taylor join us and after teams were selected, three games of eight ends were played. In the first game Toni Heldens, Joyce Occhipinti and Denyse Menzies scored on five of the eight ends to beat Charlie Tumino, Bill Wolwinkel and Maureen Taylor 8-3. On mat two Joe Occhipinti, Carolyn Benson and Mary Tumino proved too strong for Ian Hasty and Mark Taylor, winning 10-5. In the second game Charlie’s team had its first win beating Ian and Mark 9-5. Joe’s team had its second win beating Toni’s team 9-6. Game three saw a good tussle between Joe and Charlie and after the eight ends were played, a drawn game resulted, seven all. Ian and Mark bowled well and recorded an easy 12-3 win over Toni’s team. The night’s winners were Joe, Carolyn and Mary (WWD), second Charlie, Bill and Maureen (LWD), next Ian and Mark (LLW) 12 ends, and fourth Toni, Joyce and Denyse (WWL) 10 ends. At supper time everyone sang happy birthday to Joe. Next week will be Buffalo’s last night of bowling

Winners: congratulations to John Hallas and George Scott on winning the Pairs held at Inverloch on Wednesday.

Well done: Peter Dalmau and Paul Davis were the runners-up in the Inverloch Pairs. for 2017. We look forward to catching up with bowlers at this Christmas breakup night.

Monday, December 11, and the Christmas break up is on Thursday, December 14. Upshot 2.


Fish Creek

WEEKS three and four of the corporate bowls pairs competition winners and runners up were Bold and Beautiful and Allstars, and Allstars and McAttack. There are two weeks to go. Midweek on Tuesday, December 4, was an away match to Lang Lang with the home side winning all rinks 73 shots to 91. This week was a home match against Korumburra. Monthly Triples on Thursday, December 7, was sponsored by Leongatha RSL. The format was four games of 10 ends. With no four game winner there were six teams on three wins. Locals Alan Hanks, Lyn Bloch and Robin Scott came out on top, with runners up Chas Bucelli, Steve Snelling and Laurie Gabell (Inverloch). Best last game went to Phil Stimson’s Mirboo North team. Saturday pennant was a home game for both teams. Division 3 playing Port Welshpool won two rinks with 84 shots to 51. Division 5 was matched against Phillip Island and suffered its first loss with a winning rink and one drawn but going down 58 shots to 59. Both teams are home next week against Inverloch and Foster. Farmer’s Day was on

PENNANT results for Saturday, December 9, were; Division 5 coming home with a win over Inverloch White and Division 1 losing to Philip Island. The teams for Saturday, December 16, are as follows: Division 1 at home to Korumburra: T. McLean(S), B. Cooper, R. Grylls (Man), and A. Kerr; R. Mortlock(S), R. Knight, Milton Heywood, and C. McGannon; D. Christie (S), N. McKenzie, Mal Heywood, and R. McKenzie. Division 5 at home to Toora: R. Poletti(S), A. Atwell, R. Vuillermin, and J. Laurence; R. Barham (S) (Man), P. Dean, P. Poletti, and A. Masson; K. Flanders (S), D. Stefani, B. Worsteling, and C. Bell. As part of the club’s rotation of players, those not selected are encouraged to play Bankers starting at 12.45pm at the club on Saturday. Reminders: Organised practice for all members is held regularly on Wednesday and Friday afternoons between 4pm and 5pm. Members are invited to hold private practice at any time suitable to them. Ladies monthly meeting is to be held at the clubrooms on Wednesday, December 13 at 10am. On Friday, December 15, Christmas dinner is to be held at the clubrooms starting at 6.30pm – please

INVERLOCH had 24 midweek entrants for its regular Wednesday social bowls day which was played as two-bowl pairs in two 12 end games. The winners and runners up both won two games. Winners, with 34 points, were George Scott (Skip) and John Hallas. Runners up, with 33 points, were Paul Davis (Skip) and Peter Dalmau. Social bowls is on again next Wednesday with sign on by 11.30am for a 12.30pm start. South West Gippsland Midweek Bowls was hosted at the club last Thursday. The last Monthly Triples for the year will be held on Thursday, December 14. There is still room for more teams to enter. Play starts at 10am. Saturday pennant results, round seven: Division 1: Inverloch White 65 lost to Korumburra 77; Inverloch Blue 67 lost to Leongatha 69. Division 3: Inverloch 84 defeated Leongatha 64. Division 4: Inverloch 101 defeated Leongatha 52. Division 5: Inverloch Blue 77 defeated Loch and District 74; Inverloch White 49 lost to Fish Creek 97. Round seven, played last Saturday, marks the halfway point in the 14 week pennant season, with the finals to be played in February. Results and ladder positions are provided each week by South Gippsland put your names on the list to facilitate catering.

South Gippsland Pennant Bowls

Division 1: Wonthaggi 1-70 lost Phillip Island Blue 15-77; Inverloch White 2-65 lost to Korumburra 14-77; Phillip Island White 14-91 d Fish Creek 2-62; Leongatha 14-69 d Inverloch Blue 2-67. Ladder Phillip Island Blue ....... 91 +138 Inverloch Blue ..............80 +110 Korumburra ..................... 62 -1 Leongatha .......................60 +11 Phillip Island White ......... 50 -26 Wonthaggi ........................ 49 -19 Fish Creek ........................ 36 -60 Inverloch White.............. 20 -153

Division 2: Mirboo North 16-83 d Phillip Island 0-64; San Remo 14-82 d Tarwin Lower 2-64; Toora 14-79 d Wonthaggi 2-67; Corinella 16-99 defeated Lang Lang 0-38. Ladder Corinella..................... 102 +188 Mirboo North ................ 76 +35 Phillip Island..................... 62 -9 San Remo ........................ 59 -15 Tarwin Lower ..................... 46 -2 Toora ................................ 44 -85 Lang Lang .......................30 -115 Wonthaggi ........................ 29 -15

Division 3: Foster 16-80 d Loch and District 0-64; Inverloch 14-84 d Leongatha 2-64; Meeniyan 1484 d Port Welshpool 2-51; Korumburra 14-77 d San Remo 2-59.

Ladder Inverloch ...................... 89 +135 Leongatha ........................ 67 +6 Korumburra ................... 63 -12 San Remo ....................... 62 +31 Foster............................... 61 +22 Meeniyan.......................... 44 -22 Loch and District.............. 34 -41 Port Welshpool ................18 -119

Division 4: Wonthaggi Gold 16-101 d Korumburra 0-51; San Remo 16-85 d

Bowls Division and published in the bowls pages of this newspaper. Year to date ladder positions for the six Inverloch teams after the completion of round seven are as follows: Division 1: Blues: Second from eight; Whites: Eighth from eight. Division 3: First from eight. Division 4: Second from eight. Division 5: Blues: Sixth from 12; Whites: Ninth from 12. The final members’ night for the year will be held on Friday, December 15. Don’t forget the club Christmas party on Sunday, December 17. It is a catered dinner and entertainment provided to enhance the evening. In order to assist the catering, payment is required no later than Wednesday, December 13. The cost is $22 per person. The finals of the Club Champion for Ladies Pairs sees Lois Luby and Anne Tschiderer play off against Cynthia Hensley and Veronica Muir. In the Ladies Singles Championship, it’s the reigning champion Janis Parks up against Carol Hughes. Both of these games will be played on Sunday, December 17, starting at 10am. Come along and witness what should be great examples of bowling and good games. Tarwin Lower 0-53; Phillip Island 14-77 d Wonthaggi Blue 2-50; Leongatha 0-52 lost to Inverloch 16-101. Ladder Wonthaggi Gold .......... 88 +158 Inverloch ........................ 81 +67 Phillip Island.................. 74 +51 Wonthaggi Blue ............. 59 +79 San Remo ......................... 48 -48 Leongatha......................... 36 -84 Tarwin Lower ................. 32 -102 Korumburra .................... 30 -121

Division 5: Inverloch Blue 12-77 d Loch and District 4-74; Meeniyan 3-58 lost to Phillip Island 13-59; Inverloch White 2-49 lost to Fish Creek 14-97; Corinella 16-122 d Mirboo North Purple 0-39; Mirboo North White 15-98 d Lang Lang 1-47; Foster 14-82 defeated Toora 2-62. Ladder Meeniyan...................... 90 +137 Corinella....................... 80 +147 Mirboo North White ... 78 +143 Foster............................ 72 +107 Fish Creek ..................... 71 +107 Inverloch Blue................... 69 +9 Phillip Island ................... 61 +17 Loch and District.............. 56 -20 Inverloch White................ 49 -80 Lang Lang ...................... 24 -149 Mirboo North Purple ...... 18 -232 Toora .............................. 12 -186

Round eight (Division 1) Kiss of Death tips: Division 1: Leongatha (home) will easily account for struggling Wonthaggi by 22 shots. Phillip Island White (home) will simply be no match for Inverloch White, who will win by 32 shots. Fish Creek (home) will surprise Korumburra and win by nine shots. Inverloch Blue (home) will re-group after last week’s shock loss and displace Phillip island Blue at the top of the table. Inverloch Blue to win by five shots. Good luck to all bowlers next week.

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| SPORT South Gippsland Bowls Division Midweek pennant results - Round 6 December 5

Division 1: Leongatha 14/71 (18 shots) d San Remo. 2/53; Corinella 16/103 (63 shots) d Port Welshpool.-/40; Wonthaggi 13/74 (9 shots) d Phillip Island 3/65; Foster 14/67 (7 shots) d Inverloch 2/60. Ladder Leongatha ........................ 64+75 Wonthaggi ........................ 63+33 Phillip Island.................... 61+36 Inverloch .......................... 49+30 Corinella............................ 48+25 San Remo ............................ 47+2 Foster..................................34-27 Port Welshpool .................18-174

Division 2: Korumburra 14/80 (19 shots) d Toora 2/61; San Remo 15/78 (3 shots) d Wonthaggi 1/75; Lang Lang 16/91 (18 shots) d Meeniyan -/73; Mirboo North16/76 (17 shots) d Tarwin Lower -/59. Ladder Korumburra .................. 78+164 Mirboo North .................. 62+28 San Remo ......................... 59+22 Tarwin Lower .................. 49+50

Wonthaggi ..........................41-78 Lang Lang ..........................38-74 Meeniyan............................33-41 Toora ..................................24-71

Division 3: Leongatha 12/70 (8 shots) d Loch 4/62; Inverloch (2) 14/71 (13 shots) d Fish Creek 2/58; Inverloch (1)16/92 (44 shots) d Phillip Island -/48; Korumburra had the bye.(16/-) Ladder Inverloch (1 .................... 90+141 Phillip Island.................... 64+60 Korumburra ...................... 61+8 Inverloch (2 ......................58 -23 Fish Creek ..........................43-47 Leongatha...........................42-37 Loch .................................26-102

Division 4: Phillip Island (W) 12/54 (12 shots) d Phillip Island (B) 2/42; Foster 14/48 (9 shots) d Inverloch -/39; Wonthaggi 14/52 (27 shots) d Tarwin Lower -/25. Ladder Phillip Island (W ............. 81+74 Phillip Island (B............... 46+15 Wonthaggi .......................... 43+7 Tarwin Lower .................. 42+18 Foster..................................28-37 Inverloch ............................12-77

Junior footballers celebrate $71,000 grant COLLINGWOOD AFLW superstar Emma King paid a visit to Poowong-Loch Junior Football Club last Saturday, December 9, to help celebrate a $71,000 Holden Home Ground Advantage grant for new club change rooms.

Established in 2015 as one of the only junior football clubs in the South Gippsland region, PoowongLoch The junior football club has recently experienced significant membership growth, particularly after the introduction of its girls’ team in 2016. Yet despite its growing membership, the club’s facilities are in dire need of an upgrade.

Over 90 club members currently do not have access to toilets or change rooms on-site, making training and home games difficult. “We can only offer our players and visiting teams a rundown site shed with no toilets or showers”, club committee member Cate Minchin said. “To get to the toilets, the children have to cross the busy car park on game days. Our girls are also unable to play home games due to the absence of change room facilities.” Local Holden dealer Chris Elliot of Traralgon and Leongatha Holden attended on the day to present the worthy club with its grant. Chris said Poowong-Loch JFC represents what the Home Ground Advantage program is all about. “Sport plays a huge role in the

lives of so many Australian children, yet many in regional communities are underprivileged when it comes to sporting opportunities,” Chris said. “We believe every child should have the necessary facilities and equipment to participate in sport, no matter where they live. The Home Ground Advantage program is all about making possibilities realities, and to enable greater levels of enjoyment and participation for the children at Poowong-Loch is something Holden is extremely proud of.” Emma King said she was excited to attend on the day and celebrate with the talented young players. “These children have amazing potential, which is why it’s so important they get all the support they deserve – and that starts with proper facilities,” Emma said.

“This grant from Holden is going to make such a huge difference for the club, especially for the girls, who haven’t had their own change rooms to use. I’m truly excited for the future of these players,” Emma said. Holden recognises the power of possibilities. Helping clubs improve facilities, purchase equipment and even develop exceptional talent is why the Home Ground Advantage program exists. During both the summer and winter rounds, Holden will award a total of $250,000 in grants. Applications for the 2017/18 summer round are now open. The application process is easy and online. Clubs wanting to apply should visit

South Gippsland Midweek Bowls Group THIS week, the group played at Inverloch, with perfect bowling conditions and 25 bowlers in attendance. Thank you to Inverloch for its hospitality. A special thank you to Pat Stoneham for her lovely homemade soup and savoury muffins. Winners: Judy Dickie, Sean McWilliams and Phil Wright. Runners-up: Arthur Moule, Lindsey Russell and Denis Talbot. One game winners: Judy Moule, Pauline Henwood and Joy Brown. The team of Wilma Coleman, Cynthia Hensley and Carol Hughes scored a seven on one end, and was rewarded with a bowls cloth each.

Happy club: Poowong Loch Junior Football Club was thrilled to receive a grant for $71,000 last Saturday.

Young cyclists impress Milestone event for parkrunners AFTER a cold and showery Friday morning, the night turned out pretty good for cycling – the track was cold and dead but there was no wind in the cool conditions.

The first up event was the one lap time trial and only Caleb Murphy, Erica Deery and Kate Geary managed to post new personal bests. In the senior group, Ollie McLean was right on his best at 32.39sec, Steve Allen 33.61, Tom Fitzgerald 35.07 and Caleb at 41.20sec. In the junior group, Erica Deery was at 43.11sec, Kate Geary 50.65, Renee Hardacre in her first ride at 55.32, Emiley Hadicke 57.76 and another new comer on a little bike was Jake Johnston at 77.79sec but showed plenty of pedal speed. The senior six lap scratch race started quietly but Ollie soon upped the tempo. Tom Fitzgerald made a flying move at the bell and opened up a gap but Steve Allen shut that down. In the dash to the line it was Ollie winning from Steve and Tom. In the junior three lap scratch race, Erica and Kate made a break at the start and never eased up. Erica took the win from Kate but it was close battle for third with Emiley just ahead of Renee. The one lap handicaps were next up and the junior race saw

Kate (30) rocket away at the start and overtake the limit riders. However, she tired into the home straight and spent effort looking around. This allowed Erica (scr) to dash home around the outside to grab the win. Kate held on for second and Emiley (55) was third. In the re-handicap, Renee (60) was getting the hang of racing and found the chase to Emiley (65) and Jake (150) was to her liking and cruised over the line for a great win. Kate (35) finished strongly to take another second whilst Jake span the legs right to the line to finish third. In the senior one lap handicap, Caleb Murphy (90) made full use of his handicap to lead all the way for a win ahead of the fast finishing Ollie McLean (sc) and Steve Allen (10) third. However, in the re-handicap, the fitness of Ollie was on show as he scorched past the field to take the win ahead of Steve (15) and Tom (35) whilst Caleb (70) found the 20m cut in handicap was just too great. The junior riders had some novelty events on the grass with a straight line sprint which was a win to Erica, from Kate and a triple for 3rd between Jake, Renee and Emiley in a time of 11.55sec. They followed this with a slow race over the same distance and Erica kept her balance best with the slowest time of 1min 22sec.

Jake ran second and Emiley third. The referee then had them to a balance trial in an ever decreasing square and the winner was Jake from Renee and Emiley. In the senior balance event Ollie showed his skill for standing still on the bike outlasting Steve and Tom. The juniors then had two sprint heats. In the first, Erica had the better of Kate whilst in the second heat Renee edged out Emiley in the run to the line. The seniors finished the night with another six lap scratch race. With Tom leading at the bell, Steve Allen took up a position on his hip which left Ollie trailing. Past the 200m line, Ollie moved to the inside of the track but Steve kept him stuck behind Tom. This meant Ollie had to ease up, slip out of the dead spot and try and come around. In the end after a desperate effort he ran out of distance and had to settle for second behind Steve with Tom in third place. Next Friday night, the club will have its last night before the Christmas break so will finish the night with a few sausages on the barbecue. However, the club is still keen to see more riders like Jake Johnston turn up and try their hand at the track racing. Come along on Wednesday night at 6pm for some coaching and make a start.

INVERLOCH’S parkrunners celebrated milestones on Saturday.

Amongst the field there were three local runners doing their 50th parkrun. Rachel Tattersall and her husband Mike were both wearing the coveted capes to signify this great milestone. They have both completed five different parkruns in the UK as well as events in Victoria, NSW and Qld. Rachel had done several volunteer roles in a row as she patiently waited for Mike to reach 49. They completed the synchronicity of their 50s by crossing the finish line at exactly the same time. Claire Wylie was also running her 50th parkrun. Claire has done all

of her runs at Inverloch and made today a double celebration as it was also her birthday. On Saturday, there were runners who were taking it a bit easier, chatting with running buddies and giving encouragement to all who passed by. For others, they were looking for a lifestyle change and have embarked on a quest to become healthier. Some may be overcoming injury and working doggedly at regaining fitness and there are those who just want to find an accessible, friendly physical activity for themselves. This week, 97 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom six were first timers and 13 recorded new personal bests. Rep-

resentatives of six different clubs took part. The event was made possible by seven volunteers: Heather Sullivan, Shirley Dell, Rick Whitehouse, Julie Farmilo, Noel Farmilo, Damien King and Spencer Lomax Today’s full results and a complete event history can be found on the Inverloch parkrun results page. The female record is held by Charlotte Wilson who recorded a time of 18:11 on October 29, 2016 (event number 114). The male record is held by Ed Beischer, who recorded a time of 16:27 on June 10, 2017 (event number 147). The age grade course record is held by Lavinia Petrie who recorded 106.20 per cent (22:03) on November 26, 2016 (event number 118).

Big finish: husband and wife Mike and Rachel Tattersall completed their 50th parkrun together in Inverloch on Saturday.

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Club trophy winners: Peter Riddle, Mat Vanboven, Daryle Gregg, Paul Robinson, Bob McGeary and Phil Johnston were successful at Meeniyan Golf Club’s presentation day. Absent: Brian Dewar.


DARYLE Gregg and Bob McGeary were the mid week consistent players with Gregg coming in with the highest score of the week on Thursday with 43 points, clearly beating McGeary by three shots. Tuesday was another story with McGeary and Bruce Betts both coming in with 38 points, McGeary taking the win on a count back. Gregg was still in the hunt carding the best nine with 20 points but managing only 16 on the back nine to lose by one to McGeary and Betts. Count backs were the deciding factor again in Saturday’s comp with president Paul Robinson and Lloyd Hemphill both scoring 36 points, however Robinson

eventually took the win. Congratulations all round to the weekly winners. The club also made presentations on Saturday for the major trophy winners for the 2017. Brian Dewar took out the R. H. Trease Memorial trophy for the singles knockout, Gregg and Peter Riddle the Col Heppel 4 ball knockout trophy; the C and J Graeme Trophy for the lowest total net score taking in the six best medal days was won by Robinson; the J and W Bullock trophy for the lowest total putts taking in the 6 best medal days went to Phil Johnston; the Men’s Star Medalist sponsored by Rita Wells went to Mat Vanboven and the captain’s trophy for the most consistent player on Saturday comps,

Top trio: from left, Daryle Gregg, Nereda Scholte and Frank Peile were successful at the Meeniyan Golf Club on Thursday.

sponsored by Riddle, went to McGeary. Club champions were also presented with certificates: Bob McGeary, Handicap and Club B Grade champion, and Lloyd Redpath C Grade champion, 2017. A great year of golf by all, thanks to everyone who volunteered to make the year a success. This week’s winners: Tuesday, December 5: Single Stableford. Winner: Bob McGeary (11) 37 points. Runner up: Bruce Betts (27) 37 points. Nearest the pin: second David McIntyre. Best nine: Daryle Gregg 20 points. Thursday, December 7: Single Stableford. Winner: Daryle Gregg (21) 43 points. Runner up: Bob McGeary (11) 40 points. Best ladies score: Nereda Scholte (35) 38 points. Nearest the pin: second Bob McGeary and 11th Frank Peile. Best nine: Frank Peile 22 points. Saturday, December 9: Single Stableford. Winner: Paul Robinson (17) 36 points. Runner up: Lloyd Hemphill (26) 36 points. Down the line: Winston Reilly (29) 35 points and Kevin Harris (0) 35 points. Pro pin: Henry Mueller. Nearest the pin: 14th John Dumont and 11th Henry Meuller. Members draw: Col Olden, jackpot to next week.

Tuesday winner: Bob McGeary won the Single Winners: Paul Robinson and Lloyd Hemphill won Stableford event at MeeniMeeniyan Golf Club’s Saturday Single Stableford. yan Golf Club.

Winners: Toni West won A Scratch, Vicki Milner claimed the Monthly Medal and B Grade, Barb Miller won C Grade and Maryanne Gartner won the C Grade Stableford.

Leongatha ladies TWENTY five women competed in a stroke round for the December Monthly Medal, with the winner being Vicki Milner. Vicki had a very nice score of 105 (34) 71 net. Vicki was also the winner of B Grade. Fay Quilford was the A Grade winner with 97(24) 73 net. C Grade was won by Barb

Leongatha ON Saturday, Garry Friend played very consistent golf, scoring 20 points on each nine, to win the Overall and C Grade events. A Grade was taken out by Malcolm Gin with 39 points in a countback and Gordon Morrison took the B Grade honours with 37 points. The Super comp on the third hole was taken out by Nick Lafferty. Balls were awarded to Luke Elliott, Darrell Prior, Doug Clemann, Chris Leaver, Rod Mackenzie, Russell Williams, Andrew Westaway, Jason Dennerley, Bryan McCorkell, Geoff McDonald, Merv Stubbs, Peter Walsh, Steve Fisher, Peter Stivic, Neale Gillin, Ken Wardle, Bryan Roylance and Fred de Bondt. NTPs were John Moor on the 14th hole and Ron Findlay on the 16th. Tuesday last week was a Stableford competition that saw Antony Roberts produce the best score of the day with an excellent score of 43 points to take the Overall and C Grade events. A Grade was taken out by Craig Hams with 41 points and Geoff Maher won B Grade in a countback with 40 points. Balls were won by Frank Smedley, Greg Ellt, Rob Mar-

Woorayl ladies

Wonderful scores: Susan Straw, Faye Le Page and Dot Christie were the winners at Meeniyan Golf Club.

Meeniyan ladies ON Wednesday December 6, the ladies played off for

the Monthly Medal. Sponsor for the day was Shelia Constantine. The weather was just

magnificent and the course was in perfect condition. Winner of Section 1 and the December Medal was Faye LePage (22) with a wonderful score of 69 net. Section 2 winner was Susan Straw (32) with 76 net on a countback from Belinda Angwin with the same score of 76 net. Winner of the best nine was Dot Christie (8) with 35 net. Putting went to Heather Poletti, Dot Christie and Veronica Park 27 putts. Balls down the line went to Heather Poletti (18) with 71, Jan Trease (21) with 74, and Andrea Thorson (9) with 75, B. J. Angwin (32) 76 and Irene Holm (14) with 77 net.

IT was a magnificent day for golf that welcomed the 15 ladies at Woorayl on Wednesday, December 6, for the December Monthly Medal. The course was in superb condition thanks to Greg and all his course helpers and the ladies took full advantage of this with some great scoring. There were a number of pars recorded but of note was the par by Jenny Riseley on the par five fourth where she sank a very long putt to hear that rewarding ‘rattle’ of the ball in the hole. It was congratulations to Ann Poole who put together a fabulous round of 69 net (25) giving her the winning score, to take out the first Monthly Medal of the new season. Ann also took out the B Grade event for the day.

Miller 112 (39) 73 net. Toni West took out the A Grade Scratch with 84 gross. The prizes were all sponsored by the club and thanks to Karen Orford who donated the raffle. Down the line balls went to Louise Schache and Lianne Adamson 73, Maria Bell, Nan Meagher and Marg Berry 74, Jill Steer, Sue Bowler and Anna deBondt 76 c/b NTP on the 14th was won tin, Ray Barbour, Ian Murchie, Rad Mihalic, Keith Finney, Ian Trease, Russell Williams, Peter Horman, Peter Waters, Frank Gill, Ted Bruinewoud, Grant McRitchie and Merv Stubbs. NTPs were Rob Martin on the 14th hole and Ian Murchie on the 16th. Thursday, December 7, was a fun day at Leongatha with a Mulligan’s Day sponsored by Dr Bill Howson, Antony Gedye and Ross McRobert. Players were permitted to purchase up to five Mulligan’s which they could use to replay a wayward shot. Club captain Andy Bassett seemed to like the concept scoring 47 points to win the Overall and B Grade events. A Grade was won by Chris Leaver with 45 points, and C Grade won by Hans Hoefler, also with 45 points. Just out of the winners circle was Rob Martin with 44 points, Frank Smedley, Garry Friend and Wayne Keen with 43, whilst the best women’s score was a wonderful 41 points by Glenyce McRobert.

Woorayl LEONGATHA Fresh Meat and Fish was the sponsor for Saturday’s four ball aggregate. The club thanked Rod and his team for their sponsorship. Forty men and 11 ladies In A Grade, the winner was Shirley Thomas with another good score of 73 net (18). Ann Poole and Shirley Thomas had a day out with the flat stick both recording just 26 putts, Shirley winning the day on a count back from Ann. DTL balls: Marg Tuckett 70 net (26), Elly Berryman 75 net 16, and Inge Giliam 75 net (32). NTP: eighth Inge Giliam, 11th Marg Tuckett and 17th Dianne O’Connor. A reminder that the Christmas counter teas (from 6pm) and lucky draws are on this Thursday, December 14, at the club – all welcome. This week: Closing Day – nine hole three clubs + putter.

by Jocelyn Howson and Anna de Bondt was nearest the pin on the 16th Second shot NTP on 14th hole was Marie Sands and second shot NTP on 16th was Barb Miller There were seven players contesting the C Grade Stableford event and the winner was Maryanne Gartner with an excellent score of 41 points. DTL went to Karen Orford 38 points and Marie Sands 35 enjoyed the weather and the course which is in fantastic condition. The ladies played a Single Stableford with both M. Tuckett and P. Lancaster finishing with 39 points with M. Tuckett winning the count back. Down the line balls went to P. Lancaster, S. Thomas and J. Thompson. Nearest the pin went to P. Lancaster. The men’s event, a four ball aggregate event in which you rely on your partner to score well. The winners with a great 74 points were G. Forrester and A. McEachern and runners up B. Stubbs and A. Peters with 73 points. Balls down the line went to G. McKinnon and T. Ryan who were talking up their chances on Friday night, P. Burgess and T. Burgess, C. Gourlay and J. Diaper, and R. Goodwin and G. Challis. Nearest the pins went to G. Fawcett on the eighth and B. Hogan the 17th. The raffle was won by C. Gourlay syndicate. To all who compete next week, good luck and good hitting.

Foster RESULTS; Tuesday, December 5: Stableford. Winner: N. Thompson 34

points. Five players entered the nine hole Stableford event and the winner was Chris Lay with an amazing 27 stableford points. Marg Raynor won a down the line ball with her score of 21 points. Saturday, December 9: The greens have recovered very quickly from recent coring and the course is in great condition. This was reflected by the scores of the 18 women who played. Welcome to two new members Kat Elliott and Emalie Gordon who only recently have joined the competition. Kat had a big day out with the best score of the day. Her fantastic 40 points meant she was the B Grade winner. Emalie did a great job too winning a down the line ball. Consistent Wendy Parker was the winner of A Grade with 35 points. Down the line balls were won by Lianne Adamson 38, Emalie Gordon and Dot Stubbs both 36 and Toni West and Marianne Gartner both 34 points. Nearest the pin on the 16th hole was Wendy Parker. points. NTP: sixth J. Mathers. DTL: C. Gray 32. Wednesday, December 6: Monthly Medal. Carmen Thompson Trophy: Winner A and Medal: Gayle Tyers 71. B Grade: Joy O’Sullivan 74. SCR: G. Tyers 89. B: S. Cook 105. NTP: 17th G. Tyers. Putting: Anne Heywood. DTL: B. Curram, K. Morris, and A. McKenzie. Thursday, December 7: Par. Winner: N. Cooper +3. NTP fourth and 17th: D. Hutchinson. DTL: F. Tyers and P. Spencer. Friday, December 8: Chook Run. Winner: no competition. Saturday, December 9: Monthly Medal. O’Connell Motors Trophy: Winner A and Medal: Steve Reid 69. B Grade: Randy Reusch 70. SCR: Chris Buckland 75. NTP: fourth C. Buckland, sixth B. Knee, 13th C. Buckland, 15th S. Reid and 17th T. Vanin. DTL: D. Summers 70, C. Buckland 73, F. Tyers 73, T. Vanin 74, P. Schofield 74, N. Cooper 74, and A. McGrath 75. Putting: G. Draeger 26 putts. Nine hole: S. Reid 18 c/b. Ladies: Gayle Tyers 68.

Achievement: Monthly Medal and B Grade winner Ann Poole with A Grade winner Shirley Thomas.

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Golfers enjoy inaugural event in Meeniyan IN excellent conditions for golf, a good field of both mixed and open teams played the inaugural Betta Electrical Golf Day, a Four Person Ambrose event at Meeniyan Golf Club on Sunday, December 10.

Top scores: winners at Korumburra last Wednesday were Sandra Webster (B Grade) and Joan Peters (A Grade).

Korumburra ladies golf TWENTY two members took advantage of the milder day and good course conditions to play a Stableford round last Wednesday. In A Grade (0-30), Joan Peters (25) had the best score with 33 points and the runner up was Barb Walker (23) on 32 points, on a count back from Merrissa Cosson (26). In B Grade (31+) Sandra Webster (35) had the stand out score for the day of 38 points and the runner up was Marg Harper (38) on 34 points. Sandra will now play off a 33, two shots lower. The nearest the pins were won by Sandra Webster on the first and Barb Twite on the 13th, just missing the birdie putt. It was good to see some newer golfers followed up their clinic sessions by playing nine holes. The club welcomed Barb Tonkin, Sam Lancey, member Tina and Eleonor Biro to stay and enjoy a cuppa later. More clinics will be held in late January to prepare for Beginner’s Day in February. After golf presentations the minor trophies for 2017 were awarded. The club now sponsors these events that are run from February to November each year, with club vouchers or

wine being presented. Lee Clements won – Wednesday birdies and Division 1 eclectic, Saturday birdies, eclectic and RB scratch. Jenny Blackmore won Wednesday gobbles and Division 2 eclectic. Debbie Wrigley won Saturday eclectic, gobbles and RB handicap. The committee members provided a much appreciated afternoon tea to enjoy during these awards. On Saturday, four competitors played a stroke event with Lynette McIvor (22) having the best score of the day of 74 net. Lyn also had the nearest the pin on the first hole. The timesheet is now operating over the summer months where members can sign up to play at a time of their choosing. It’s displayed in the clubhouse foyer. A reminder that if you need to change your time or scratch, please contact your group. Ladies can phone the club to check their group or time or sign up if necessary. It can be hot over the next few months and our women’s heat policy states that ladies events are called off if the forecast temperature for Wonthaggi the night before is 35 degrees or more.

Well done: the A Grade winner was Geraldine Prentice and the B Grade winner was Catherine Bolding.

Wonthaggi ladies golf TWENTY two ladies were in the field on Wednesday.

Two Grades were made with A Grade out to 23. This event was won by Geraldine Prentice (21) with 34 points. She took out the NTP prize on the 17th as well. The round of the day and B Grade was won by Catherine Bolding with a lovely score of (25) 37 points. Maybe another shot may be pinched by the handicap-

per Catherine. Irene Walsh took home the balls for the Pro Pin on the eighth. BDL: Robyn Wilkinson 36, Maree Anderson 36, Marg Johnson 32, Sev Piasente 32, Chris Yann 31, Pam Hanley 31, Pam Russell 30, and Betty Bowmar 30. Next week is the final ladies day, 8am for an 8.30am shotgun start. The final Mixed Day is on Sunday, December 17, 8.30am for 9am start; names on golf shop, grab a partner and make the final mixed day a success.

It was pleasing to have visitors from Mornington and Korumburra join the field. The club thanked Betta Electrical for its support and look forward to building this event into a major draw card in the golfing calendar. Winners with a score of 56.125 points were Irene Holm, Stephen Rose, Veronica Park and Neil Park.

Korumburra golf

THERE were 43 players on Saturday, December 9 for a stroke monthly medal competition, with trophies by Alex Scott and Staff. A Grade: K. Spokes (16 hcp) 63 net countback R. Rose 63 net, M. Wrigley 68, T. Fowles 70, C. Clements 71, P. Johnson 71. B Grade: S. Rose 73 (scr) countback K. Spokes 63 net,

Great effort: Gavin Cook was nearest the pin on the eighth at Meeniyan Golf Club. W. Hopkins 66, J. Stein 67, G. Wilson 68, M. Deleeuw 70, A. Worthy 71. Nearest the pin: 1st S. Sartori, 7th T. O’Neill, 10th J. Wilson, 13th P. Vanagtmaal. S. Harland eagled the 8th hole and M. Wrigley eagled the 18th hole. Tuesday’s winner was N. Sparto 36 pts and Thursday’s winner B. Clasby 39 pts.

Lang Lang golf THE Lang Lang Golf Club is investing heavily in all aspects of improving the course, clubhouse and related facilities. That program, which began two years ago, is strengthening. Club president Dave Allen, elected to a second term last week, said the result would maintain the venue as “Gippsland’s finest golf club”. Mr. Allen added; “This is money very well spent.”” “Our club is regarded as one of country Victoria’s best, a fact recognised by many visitors from Melbourne and around the state,” he said. “That is testimony to our dedicated course superintendent, Mark Teeuw, and his crew, who do terrific work.’’ Lang Lang, unlike most regional clubs, is playable year round, even at the height of winter rains. It is a tight, demanding layout, and the par 70 is rarely broken. The club recently welcomed Tony Mills as manager, a role he relishes. Tony has the advantage of being an adept administrator, while also a PGA member. He was previously in charge of the Ulverston Golf

Club upgrades: re-elected Lang Lang Golf Club president Dave Allen (left) discusses the layout with new committee member Peter Cooke (centre) and course superintendent Mark Teeuw. Club, in northern Tasmania. The club features regular special events, to complement weekly competitions. They include annual proam, Legacy, Rotary and sponsors’ tournaments. “We’re also fortunate to have Shaun Henderson as our golf operations’ officer,” Mr Allen said. “Shaun is a young man who has impressed the club with his ability and courtesy. “We expect him to be with us for many years, as he is being groomed for a managerial

role.” Other committee members, selected by members’ votes include Clive Taylor, vice-president; Leanne Marshall, secretary; Ralph Hedrick, treasurer; Robert Hill, captain. The general committee members are Peter Cooke, Daniel Cameron, Michael Colley and Patricia Randall. The club has more than 400 members, and new names are most welcome. Further details are available on 5659 6284.

Allambee Mirboo & District tennis ON Saturday in Section 1 Koonwarra and Korumburra had a good game.

Well done to Pocko winning the all his sets. Kerri Besley is always a consistent winner for Koonwarra. Leongatha North men won the sets and the Leongatha ladies evened the score before the mixed. Leongatha North mixed scored better to win by a game. Phillip Island had to forfeit to Inverloch. No one likes forfeits, especially the score secretary. In Section 2 Berrys Creek won well against Hallston. The team has played together for a few seasons now, and the Hallston young players are playing well, so be aware. Outtrim had a win over Koonwarra with both teams having fill-ins. Gold was the big winner against Green with tiebreakers to Gold as well. Baromi won over Korumburra. In Section 3 Baromi was the winner over Korumburra. Tasmin McCormick is playing well and won two sets and lost a tiebreaker. Baromi was the winner on the day. Nadal won by six games against Baromi with good sets in this match. Mardan won against Federer.

Good to see all teams sharing the wins. Next week is the last round before the Christmas break. Be sure to talk about the tournaments for the second week in the new year.


Section 1: Leongatha North 5.52 d Leongatha 4.51, Koonwarra 6.61 d Korumburra 3.52, Inverloch v Phillip Island (Phillip Island forfeited). Section 2: Outtrim 5.60 d Koonwarra 4.47, Baromi 6.66 d Korumburra 3.40, Berrys Creek 7.66 d Hallston 2.41, Leongatha Gold 8.66 d Leongatha Green 1.43. Section 3: Nadal 4.41 d Baromi 3.35, Mardan 5.45 d Federer 2.34.


Section 1 Phillip Island............................ 67.0 Inverloch .................................. 66.5 Korumburra............................ 65.0 Leongatha North..................... 44.5 Leongatha.................................. 35.0 Koonwarra................................. 33.0 Section 2 Berrys Creek ........................... 68.0 Baromi ...................................... 63.5 Koonwarra............................... 52.0 Outtrim..................................... 52.5 Hallston ..................................... 51.0 Korumburra............................... 37.5 Leongatha Green....................... 31.0 Leongatha Gold ........................ 29.5 Section 3 Nadal......................................... 45.0 Federer ..................................... 40.0 Baromi ...................................... 19.0 Mardan..................................... 17.0

Successful: the Bronze Medallion award candidates wore their new uniforms at the Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club.

Bronze camps kick off in Inverloch INVERLOCH Surf Life Saving Club held another successful week long Bronze Medallion Camp.

The 19 candidates aged between 15-17 years, were well supported with team leaders and water safety members from the club. The camp started with visiting the Wonthaggi pool for a timed 400 metre swim before returning to the clubhouse for some ‘get to know you’ activities for the candidates. Morning fitness sessions were run by Jess and the first morning saw them run 6kms, into town and back, with another day being challenged by running up and down the steps at Shack Bay. Instructors reviewed the daily weather conditions and

Mirboo North and District Junior Tennis Association RESULTS and ladders from round 10 – December 10 A Grade Leongatha Groth 6 sets, 36 games defeated Mardan 0 sets, 11 games; Leongatha Millman 6 sets, 36 games defeated Baromi 0 sets, 13 games; Fish Creek – bye.


Leongatha Millman .......49.5 Fish Creek ..........................43 Leongatha Groth ..............36.5 Mardan.................................30

Baromi .................................16

B Grade Fish Creek 6 sets, 36 games defeated Mardan 0 sets, 5 games; Baromi 6 sets, 36 games defeated Leongatha Duckworth 0 sets, 6 games; Leongatha Rodionova 4 sets, 32 games defeated Leongatha Thompson 2 set, 18 games; Leongatha Gavrilova – bye.


Baromi .............................57.5 Fish Creek .......................55.5 Leongatha Rodionova ......40

balanced classroom learning activities with some sunny periods for most of the water activities including an extended board paddle almost out to Petrel rock. First aid lessons including CPR, board and tube rescues and surprise scenarios were held which aimed at reinforcing classes that had been taught to the candidates. Instructor and club captain Rachel Fraser said; “it was particularly rewarding seeing many of the candidates attain their Bronze medallion after coming through the ranks of our Nipper Program. “Candidates enjoyed the practical scenarios including what to do for a shark bite and having a finger cut off. We were also fortunate to have a visitor to the beach participate in our resuscitation exercise as the patient. These first aid scenarios are particularly important as it gives the candidates confidence

and these skills can be used in any first aid situations. One of our members recently saw a man collapse in a major shopping centre and monitored and stayed with him to do a handover to the ambulance officers when they arrived. The ambulance officers commended our member on the personal and health details that she had obtained from the man and the first aid actions she had taken. “The candidates have really developed their skills and have now reached another lifesaving award within the club. I look forward to seeing them patrolling on the beach this season as we provide our service to the Inverloch community.” In January an Adult Bronze course will be running on the weekends January 6 and 7 and January 13 and 14. Anyone keen to join should visit the club’s website at

Leongatha Duckworth .....29 Mardan.................................25 Leongatha Gavrilova .......19.5 Leongatha Thompson ......18.5

C Grade Leongatha North 6 sets, 26 games defeated Leongatha Stosur 2 sets, 19 games; Leongatha Barty 7 sets, 31 games defeated Mardan 1 sets, 8 games.


Leongatha Barty ............68.5 Leongatha North ...............53 Leongatha Stosur .............30.5 Mardan.................................28

Training: a member of the public offered to help out the Bronze Medallion candidates in a scenario at the Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club last week.

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Great day: from left, St Joseph’s Primary School Korumburra Grade 1 red house students Georgia, Amity and Amelia won first place overall at the junior school athletics carnival on Thursday.

Sun shines on athletics ST JOSEPH’S Primary School in Korumburra junior students participated in the schools house athletic carnival on Thursday. Team work: from left, St Joseph’s Primary School Korumburra prep students Oscar, Daria and Cade participated in the group relays at the junior school athletics carnival on Thursday.

Students in prep to Grade 2 took part in hurdles, shot put, high jump, relays, long jump, triple jump and other athletics events throughout the day. “The day ran smoothly and everyone did their job beautifully,” St Joseph’s Primary School PE teacher Catherine Riseley said.

• Leongatha Little Athletics

• Wonthaggi Little Athletics

Athletes return to the track

Records fall at Wonthaggi Little Aths

LEONGATHA Little Athletics had a bumper turn out this week after the competition was cancelled last week, due to wet weather and slippery, dangerous track conditions.

Saturday’s cool and windy weather saw 133 athletes compete to achieve a season record of 261 personal bests. Next week is the last competition meet until after the Christmas holidays. The Christmas meet will be a festive twilight meet held on Thursday, December 14, at 5pm sharp. There may even be a special visitor in a red suit. This week’s personal bests are: U6G: Beau Glenn 300m 1:21.36, Vortex 5.70, Darcey Matheson Long Jump 1.86, Vortex 5.35; U7G: Lucy Carter 60m Hurdles 16.67, Vortex 5.86, Anika Edwards Long Jump 2.32, Vortex 8.76, Mikayla Richards 300m 1:30.32, Amy Stevic 60m Hurdles 19.47; U7B: Zeb Anderson 60m Hurdles 13.83, Shot Put 6.53, Rex Brocklesby 60m Hurdles 17.48, Shot Put 3.77, Riley Collins Long Jump 1.96, Ambrose de Gooyer 60m Hurdles 15.43, Long Jump 2.36 Shot Put 3.16, Zac Fowles Shot Put 4.55, Raidyn Harrison 300m 1:15.33, Rory Jackson Long Jump 2.27, Jake Johnston Shot Put 3.81, Elijah Le Serve Long Jump 1.98, Shot Put 4.10, Frazer Livingstone Long Jump 2.66, Shot Put 4.33, Cooper Rogers 300m 1:26.78, 60m Hurdles 19.09, Long Jump 1.95, Shot Put 3.55; U8G: Imogen Cruickshank 400m 1:49.65, Charlotte Evans High Jump 0.90, Leah Kirkbride 400m 1:50.32, 60m Hurdles 15.76, Discus 9.59, Ashleigh Kruss 400m 1:39.89, 60m Hurdles 15.81, Discus 6.87, High Jump 0.75, Beth McDuffie 60m Hurdles 15.24, Discus 6.18, Lacy McNaughton 60m Hurdles 15.39, Harper McRae 400m 1:45.60, 60m Hurdles 15.50, Discus 7.76, High Jump 0.80, Ella White 60m Hurdles 14.35, High Jump 0.89, Mia Yates 60m Hurdles 14.62; U8B: Jacoa Cameron 400m 1:30.54, 60m Hurdles 13.19, High Jump 0.95, Turbo Javelin 11.89, Cohen Harrison 400m 1:39.77, 60m Hurdles 15.20, High Jump 0.75, Turbo Javelin 7.34, Sam Kreutzberger High Jump 0.85, Jed Matheson 400m 1:51.43, 60m Hurdles 15.02, High Jump 0.90, Turbo Javelin 10.97; U9G: Ebony Collins 400m 2:00.06, 60m Hurdles 15.51, Discus 7.52, Triple Jump 5.02, Anna Hutchinson 50m 9.85, 60m Hurdles 15.29, Discus 7.41, Georgia Hutchinson Discus 6.22, Amelia Le Serve 60m Hurdles 13.67, Discus 9.53, Triple Jump 4.48, Leah Mark 60m Hurdles 18.35, Discus 5.19, Triple Jump 3.57, Lily Reid Triple Jump 4.51, Clara Wilson 60m Hurdles 15.25, Discus 8.09, Triple Jump 4.50; U9B: Jacob Bolge 400m 1:30.00, 60m Hurdles 12.80, Triple Jump 6.15, Maximilian Brocklesby 400m 1:31.86, Shot Put 3.67, Triple Jump 4.91, Jackson Commadeur 50m 9.91, Shot Put 4.09, Triple Jump 4.98, Manning de Gooyer 60m Hurdles 17.75, Shot Put 3.33, Triple

Jump 2.69, Marcus Duncan 400m 1:46.90, Shot Put 6.28, Triple Jump 6.62, Max Fowles 400m 1:29.30, 50m 9.25, 60m Hurdles 12.30, Shot Put 4.70, Triple Jump 7.12, Tejamshu Gaddam 400m 1:22.82, 50m 8.86, 60m Hurdles 12.32, Triple Jump 6.67, Miller Richards Triple Jump 4.58, Lincoln Russell Triple Jump 4.66, Fraser Shaw 400m 1:34.45, 50m 9.20, 60m Hurdles 13.08, Triple Jump 6.71, Ned Sheahan 50m 10.66, 60m Hurdles 14.13, Shot Put 5.16, Triple Jump 5.46; U10G: Lisse Bath 400m 1:31.82, Shot Put 5.20, Tennessee Crimp 400m 2:30.50, 60m Hurdles 19.25, Triple Jump 4.81, Sari Hickey 400m 1:32.97, 50m 8.93, Triple Jump 7.30, Alice Hutchinson 60m Hurdles 15.88, Triple Jump 5.95, Aphra Lamers 400m 1:29.05, 60m Hurdles 15.05, Shot Put 5.21, Triple Jump 6.38, Kitty Moon 400m 1:33.88, 50m 9.45, Chasey Rushton Shot Put 3.93, Lily Smith 50m 9.01, 60m Hurdles 15.58, Triple Jump 5.27; U10B: Froley Anderson Turbo Javelin 13.87, James Barry 60m Hurdles 14.29, Long Jump 2.61, Isaac Bolge 400m 1:26.51, 50m 8.97, Long Jump 3.29, Turbo Javelin 11.38, Billy Horskins 60m Hurdles 13.90, Long Jump 3.48, Turbo Javelin 12.06, Jayson Kirkbride 50m 10.16, 60m Hurdles 14.26 Angus Livingstone 50m 9.10, Turbo Javelin 17.09, Toby McDuffie 400m 1:32.24, 60m Hurdles 14.11, Long Jump 3.18, Turbo Javelin 10.61, Jack McNaughton 400m 1:30.08, Long Jump 3.67, Turbo Javelin 11.10, Connor O’Loughlin 400m 1:37.95, Turbo Javelin 10.24, Max Sheahan 60m Hurdles 13.35, Long Jump 3.35, Jasper Shone 400m 1:34.13, 60m Hurdles 12.77, Long Jump 3.43, Turbo Javelin 14.17, Patrick Wilson 50m 9.04, 60m Hurdles 14.94, Long Jump 3.29, Turbo Javelin 11.50; U11G: Phoebe Collins 60m Hurdles 15.13, Long Jump 2.65, Shot Put 5.71, Cecily de Gooyer Shot Put 5.28, Sophie Kreutzberger 60m Hurdles 14.17, Long Jump 2.77, Shot Put 5.46, Emma Mark 50m 8.95, Long Jump 3.03, Shot Put 6.62, Ashlyn Matheson 400m 1:28.37, 50m 8.87, 60m Hurdles 13.36, Shot Put 6.78, Hannah McKeown 60m Hurdles 15.08, Long Jump 2.79, U11B: Josh Doolan Discus 11.12, Reuben Gammon 50m 8.34, 60m Hurdles 12.95, Triple Jump 8.40, Fletcher McLennan 60m Hurdles 13.93, Discus 11.71, Triple Jump 7.29, Connor Richards 50m 9.23, 60m Hurdles 14.04, Discus 14.25, Triple Jump 6.64, Aydan Williams 60m Hurdles 14.21, Discus 13.12, Triple Jump 7.26; U12G: Erika Allen 60m Hurdles 15.37, Triple Jump 7.02, Paige Barry Triple Jump 6.99, Mia Burt 60m Hurdles 12.30, Triple Jump 8.04, Sienna Cruickshank 50m 8.49, Triple Jump 8.30, Rose Hutchinson 400m 1:44.58, Triple Jump 6.13, Pallas Lamers 50m 9.22, Triple Jump 7.82, Lucy Patterson 50m 8.66, Triple Jump 7.87; U12B: Xavier Bolge 400m 1:14.38, 50m 8.18, 60m Hurdles 12.36, Discus 16.68, Triple Jump 8.83, Scott Mackie 50m 8.65, 60m Hurdles 14.14, Triple Jump 7.84, Oscar Murdoch 60m Hurdles 13.32, Discus 17.50; U13G: Chloe Caithness 50m 9.79, Nevada Crimp Javelin 10.59, Long Jump 3.58, Harper McLennan 50m 8.30, 70m 11.10, Javelin 13.94, Long Jump 3.71, Abby Osborne 50m 9.24, 70m 12.34; U13B: Mitchell Bath 50m 8.45, 70m 11.35, Long Jump 3.80, Harrison Clark 50m 9.49, 70m 12.58, Tyler Richards 50m 8.55, 70m 11.46, Javelin 10.78, Long Jump 3.43; U14G: Georgia Burns 50m 8.02, Lily Caithness 50m 8.30, Sarah Doolan 50m 8.72, 70m 11.66, High Jump 1.25, Javelin 9.15, Alex Ritchie 400m 1:41.33, Discus 11.31, Long Jump 3.17, Bree-anna Roy 50m 9.46; U15G: Charlie Brewis 400m 1:20.66, 50m 7.93, 70m 10.46, Autumn Crimp 50m 9.94, Javelin 8.34, Beth Drury 50m 10.06, Javelin 10.79, Paris Reynolds 50m 8.88, 70m 11.90, Javelin 12.43; U16G: Erin Clark 50m 9.67, Maddi Cruickshank 50m 8.82, Javelin 13.81.

IN the second last meet before the Christmas break, athletes turned out in force to produce over 250 personal bests for the morning.

Mika Dear continued her record-breaking spree, setting a new time in the U6 girls 50m sprint with a time of 10.24. James Wright broke the U6 boys record with a time of 10.57 in the 50m event. Baia Pugh (U11G) set a new time in the 1500m with a time of 5.26.44. A number of 200m hurdles records also fell. Miles Wrigley set a new record for the U13 boys with a time of 31.60. Sandra Grey (U14G) set a new time, running the distance in 33.32. Jacob Timmermans just pipped her at the finish line to set a record in the U14 boys’ event of 33.01. Nicola Slade also set a new record in the same event for the U15 girls with a time of 36.81. A reminder that Wonthaggi Little Athletics look set to have a special visitor show up to next Saturday’s meet. This is the club’s last event before the Christmas recess. The club starts back for competition early in the New Year. Five personal bests: U13G: Tevuro Ihomana Montgomery, 800m, Javelin, 200m Hurdles, Long Jump, 100m U11B: Archie Terlich, Triple Jump, 1500m, Discus, 100m, 200m U11G: Baia Pugh, Triple Jump, 1500m, Discus, 100m, 200m U8B: Daniel Patch, Turbo Javelin, Long Jump, 70m, 100m, 200m Four personal bests U6B: James Wright, Long Jump, Discus, 50m, 100m; Axl Moore, Long Jump, 50m, 100m, 200m U6G: Mika Dear, Discus, 50m, 100m, 200m

Best time: Nicola Slade on her way to breaking the 200m hurdle record in the Under 15 girls. U7B: Hayden Purton, Discus, 50m, 100m, 200m U7G: Chelsea Rowe, Long Jump, 50m, 100m, 200m U8B: Jarvis McDonald & Cain Paola, Long Jump, 70m, 100m, 200m; Turi Holmberg, Logan Shepherd & Aidan Smyth, Turbo Javelin, Long Jump, 70m, 100m; Angus Oats, Turbo Javelin, Long Jump, 100m, 200m U9B: Nate Pugh, 800m, Shot Put, High Jump, 200m U9G: Hope Oats, 800m, Shot Put, High Jump, 100m U10G: Riahn Hawthorne, Shot Put, 1100m, 100m, 200m U11B: Beau-Jack Ransom, Triple Jump, 1500m, 100m, 200m U11G: Lara Smyth & Eleanor Wright, Triple Jump, Discus, 100m, 200m U12B: Heath Collihole, Triple Jump, 1500m, 200m, Discus; James lewis, Triple Jump, Discus, 100m, 200m U12G: Hannah Kelly, Triple Jump, Discus, 100m, 200m U13G: Mollie-Valentine Ransom, 800m, Long Jump, 100m, 200m Hurdles; Isla Ormond, 800m, Javelin, 200m Hurdles, 100m U14B: Jacob Timmermans, 800m, Javelin, 100m, 200mHurdles; Jarvis Atkinson, 800m, Javelin, 100m, Long Jump U15G: Nicola Slade, Javelin, Long Jump, 100m, 200m Hurdles

Goannas secure a win ON a beautiful day for cricket, the Warrandyte Over-60 cricketers chose to bat first against the Gippsland Over-60 team, in the match played on Sunday at the Gordon Cameron Sporting Complex in Maffra.

The Maffra Cricket Club had the wicket and the ground in perfect condition as Gordon Cowling and Peter Anton opened the bowling for the Goannas. The score progressed nicely as Warrandyte reached 29 before losing its first wicket in the seventh over and 36 for its second wicket in the 10th over. Both bowlers had hit the stumps for their wickets. Al Dowsett and Kel Bond were the next bowlers, and the scoring rate slowed. The score was three for 61 at the 20 over drinks break, with Fred Debono taking a good catch at midwicket from Bond’s bowling. Another good catch by Cowling at slip saw Bond complete his eight overs taking two for 11. Graeme Freshwater came on and bowled five overs for one for 15, with Ian Gibson completing a smart stumping. Neil Meredith, in his first game for the season, replaced Bond and showed his break had done him no

harm, taking four for 15 from six overs, with Anton and Bond taking excellent outfield catches. Debono and Phill Higgins bowled the last few overs as the Warrandyte innings was completed at 40 overs, and a score of 9 for 111. Goanna Val Popov had batted for Warrandyte, and was 19 not out at the end. The lunch break saw a veritable feast provided for the players and umpire, and was well received by all. Debono and Gibson had the Goannas away to a good start with 38 from the first six overs, which saw the Warrandyte bowlers then bowl a better line. Debono was caught for 36 in the 12th over and Ray Smith joined Gibson, with the latter retiring for 30 at the 20 over drinks, and the score on 86. Bob Duljas joined Smith, who then scored freely and retired for 38 after 23 overs. Murray Moore and Duljas took the score past the Warrandyte total, completing a very good win for the Goannas. The next game for the Goannas is another home game, this coming Sunday, December 17. It will be played against the Sunbury Over-60 team and will be played at Andrews Park in Churchill. The Goannas will continue to practise at Glengarry on Wednesday from 4.45pm and Maffra on Friday from 4.30pm.

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Top jobs: the Alberton Football Netball League committee includes from left, Leonnie Mc- Happy day: Fish Creek’s Fleur Stefani and her horse Ronvale All That Jazz won the level Cluskey as director of netball operations, Neil Park as director of football operations, Barry five jackpot as part of the Stony Creek Adult Riding Club’s annual show jumping event held Stride as president, Lynn Whelan as South Gippsland league coordinator and Dean Cashin as on Sunday at Stony Creek. director of special events and publicity. Ralph Hubbert was re-elected as director of finance and sponsorship, but was absent on the night.

Dissent felt at league AGM THE Alberton Football Netball League president Barry Stride is calling for unity between the seven clubs left in the league in the lead up to the next season.

The AFNL held its AGM last Wednesday at Foster, with several clubs obviously unhappy with the current state of the league. Mr Stride said the board supported the Stony Creek and Fish Creek football netball clubs’ attempts to find other leagues for the 2018 season, but said it was time to “draw a line in the sand”. “As a board we made a mission statement to look after the league when it was cut down to seven teams,” he said. “It is up to the seven remaining clubs and the board of management to get on the front foot. We need to tell everybody about our tale of woe and we haven’t done that.” Mr Stride said the league needs two more clubs and it wants them by 2019. “This is our little league. It was hard talking these people sitting on the current board into standing again this year,” he said. “We are not responsible for what has happened to us, we had the decisions made for us.” The Alberton League is believed to be in its 120th year this year. “They can’t cast aside a league that has been going

for 120 years,” Mr Stride said. “Everybody has the right to what is right for their own clubs, but we look forward to 2018 and the impending review.” Director of netball operations Leonnie McCluskey said the league needs to go forward together. “It is not ideal, we all know that, but we need to work together to move forward. We only need two clubs, it is not a big ask,” she said. Mr Stride said there was no doubt there would be changes in the 2019 season. “We need to put all of our energy into convincing AFL Gippsland and AFL Victoria there is a place for the AFNL in Gippsland and they need to allocate extra clubs to our league in 2019,” he said. All clubs except The Allies were represented at the meeting. The league made a loss of $11,456 in ordinary activities in 2017, compared to a loss of $17,824 the previous year. The asset position of the league as at October 31, 2017 was $70,710 compared to $95,092 in the previous financial year. South Gippsland league coordinator Lynn Whelan said some of the biggest news of the season was that there was not one tribunal hearing or investigation in 2017. “A record I am sure and just goes to prove that clubs and players seemed to be more united in the face of adversity,” she said.

Jumps prove popular

THE Stony Creek Adult Riding Club’s annual show jumping event was held on Sunday at Stony Creek, with around 30 people riding on the day. While numbers for the event were down slightly on last year, everyone who rode on the day had fun and enjoyed the club’s new grass arena. There were riders in levels one, three, four and five. Stacey Prowd from Koo Wee Rup won level three, Emma Turnbull from Sunbury came sec-

ond and Linda Harvey from Sale came third. In level four, Ayla Hand from Westernport came first, Kate Bindley from Phillip Island second and Lorraine Stark from Pakenham Upper third. The level five jackpot winner was Fleur Stefani from Stony Creek, second was Skye Hand from Westernport and third was Sophie Tripodi from Traralgon. The Stony Creek club’s next event will be a dressage jackpot as part of the Gippsland Dressage Series on March 4, 2018.

Up and over: Yarram and District Adult Riding Club member Yvonne McNeal and her horse Logan competed in the level four competition of the Stony Creek Adult Riding Club’s annual show jumping event held on Sunday at Stony Creek.

Well done: Yarram rider Rebecca Brazier and her horse Carramar Western Soot competed in the Stony Creek Adult Riding Club’s annual show jumping event held on Sunday at Stony Creek.

• Croquet

Leongatha team secures top spot THE Leongatha Golf Pennant team won its final match against the Wonthaggi 2 team on Tuesday.

It was a very hard fought match and couldn’t get much closer with seven games all and Leongatha winning on a hoop count back of 86 hoops to 79. The Leongatha Golf team has had a great pennant season with only two losses which kept it on the top of the ladder. It needed to win convincingly in the last game this week against Wonthaggi 2 team to seal the top spot on the ladder in the West Gippsland competition. Nine club members contributed to the win this season and the club would like to thank Garry, Betty, Max, Merry, Trevor, Hazel, Judy, Bill and Nanette for their fantastic effort to get to the finals. There will now be a playoff today (December 12) at the Traralgon Croquet Club against Bairnsdale that was the winner of the East Gippsland competition. This will decide the winner of the Gippsland Golf Croquet Pennant title. Following on from Tuesday’s battle will be the Christmas afternoon tea next Wednesday and the club will also host several students from Grade 3 from the Leongatha Primary School who are keen for a game of croquet. Anyone wishing to come and try the great game and join in the fun is welcome to come along every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon at 1pm. Please wear flat soled shoes.

Triumphant: the players from this week’s winning croquet team were Garry Shandley, Great effort: Phillip Island Adult Riding Club member Kate Bindley and her horse Iron Will Nanette Meredith, Merry Dyson-Holland were competitive in the level four competition of the Stony Creek Adult Riding Club’s annual and Max Wise. show jumping event held on Sunday at Stony Creek, and ended up in second place overall.

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• LDCA C Grade

Inverloch’s no match for OMK AFTER heavy rain stopped play last weekend, all matches were shortened to one day. Round seven in C1 saw MDU host Town. The Scorpions won the toss and elected to bat. Town only managed 9/61 after its 40 overs, Cameron Dowling top scoring for with 23. Jai Bright took 4/8 off his eight overs. In reply, MDU passed Town’s score in the 38th over, with its score finishing at 64. MDU’s Colin Graeme top scored with 16, while Cameron Dowling backed up his performance with the bat to finish with 3/12 off his eight overs. Wonthaggi ventured across to Nerrena and batted first after winning the toss. Wonthaggi scratched its way to 8/128 off their 40 overs, Craig Harvey leading with a solid 38,

while Nicholas Battersby did his best to restrict Wonthaggi, taking 3/19 off his eight overs. In reply, Nerrena was bowled out for 106 in the 35th over. Gavin Giliam top scored with 32. OMK won the toss and elected to bat first at Inverloch. It was able to amount a decent score, finishing at 7/164 off its 40 overs, Peter Miller top scoring with 42. Inverloch finished on 9/75 after its 40 overs. Scott Rayson did his best to make up finishing on 12 not out, but George Lomagno with 3/10 off four overs and OMK was too good. Phillip Island played Korumburra and the Cobras were sent in to bat after losing the toss. Korumburra was bowled out for 127 in the 37th over, Shayne Harland top scoring with 47, while Peter Francis took five wickets for Phillip

Island, finishing with 5/36 off his seven overs. In reply, Phillip Island looked comfortable, finished at 3/161 after its 40 overs. Kevin Taylor anchored the innings with 47 not out, while Peter Churchill was the only multiple wicket taker for Korumburra. In C2 OMK hosted Korumburra. Batting first, Korumburra’s Andrew Cavigan made 46 which helped it on its way to 8/153 off 40 overs. In reply, OMK managed 9/163 off its 40 overs. Mark Blackburn top scored with 58, while Thomas Sorrell and Ben Witton each took three wickets for the Cobras. Glen Alvi was sent in to bat after hosts Phillip Island won the toss. David Haynes’ 58 runs stood out, helping Glen Alvie to 7/140 after its 40 overs.

In reply, Phillip Island was comfortable finishing at 7/147 off its 40 overs. Daniel McCausland top scored with 43, while Vijai Gopal finished with 2/18 off his six overs for Glen Alvie. Wonthaggi won the toss and elected to bat first at Koonwarra. Darcy Brosnan’s 47 runs top scored in Wonthaggi’s innings with 7/132 after its 40 overs, Callum Buckland the star for Koonwarra, taking 3/21 off his eight overs. In reply, Koonwarra only managed 7/115 after its 40 overs. Brett Bishop made 52, but Sam Liddle took 2/18 off eight overs and Wonthaggi was too strong. Kilcunda Bass forfeited to Poowong Loch.

Tight contests for Mirboo North AFTER rain washed out all cricket in the previous week, it was good to get all grades playing again and with First and Second Grades locked in tight battles against top side Morwell. Starring with the bat were Hamid Mahood with a fine 74 to anchor the first sides batting and Connor Williams, also a great 76 as he played a lone hand in a tight loss in the Second Grade at Morwell The Thirds also had a tight contest at Mirboo North against Boolarra but came out on top. First Grade: Batting first on somewhat slow ground, Mirboo North started slowly but lost early wickets in Phoenix and Queshi.

It recovered with Will Cheatley with a patient 32 and Mahood steadying the innings with 74. Hamid played a vital role as he dug in against a talented Morwell bowling attack good support from Peters, Van Huerk and Khalid lower down on the slow ground got the Mirboo North side to a score of 187 off 70 overs. With some six overs to face, Morwell struggled to zero for 10 as the game is finely balanced, and a good win will ensure a top two place. Second Grade: This was played on the adjacent ground in Morwell and it went down to the wire. Mirboo North lost but not after giving Morwell a run for its money with Connor Williams smashing a fine 76 not out to nearly steal the

game from Morwell. Mirboo North was six for 37; Todd Alexander 15 and Andy Evans 16 ably supported Connor in Morwell’s innings of eight for 144 Mirboo North bowling attack of Brandon Bradshaw two for 30 of his 10 overs. Todd Alexander two for 22 and veteran Steve Rogers three for 23 took most of the wickets. However, Morwell had just a few too many runs on the board in a tight game for top of the ladder honours. Third Grade: This was a very tight affair on the Mirboo North turf against Boolarra. Mirboo North batted first and scored five for 169 off its 45 overs. With prolific run maker Rob Hussey out for

nine, leading the way were Fred Couper 46, Justin Cook 41 and Chris Anders 38 all with timely runs in the top order. Paul Banks, also with a good 36 not out at the end, helped the side with a competitive total. Boolarra came to bat and finished with six for 152 in another tight game with Angus Peter 57 get most of the runs. Mirboo North bowled good line and with Justin Cook two for 31 and Chris Gilmore bowling tightly one for nine off six overs. It was young Tyler Messingham two for nine off his five overs that impressed to give Mirboo North and hard fought win over arch rivals.

Gippsland Pride crowned U21 champions GIPPSLAND Pride is the toast of the North East region in last Sunday’s Vicregion after the Under21 side was torian Country Cricket League Final. Playing at the picturesque Tallarook Crickcrowned champion after defeating

Leongatha District Cricket Association

Umpire Appointments EVANS PETROLEUM Round 8 - December 16 Home team

Away Team



v v v v

Glen Alvie Kilcunda Bass Inverloch OMK

SP 1 Kor Turf Won Turf Cowes

T. Rogers G. Goss G. Laird C. Salmon

Grade A2 Foster MDU Imperials Poowong Loch

v v v v

Koon L/RSL Won Miners Nerrena Bye

FGC Meeniyan Leon Turf

M. Heenan I. Richards A. Stride

Grade B1 Koon L/RSL Kilcunda Bass Nerrena OMK

v v v v

Town MDU Won Club Phillip Island

Koon Bass 1 Nerrena Outtrim

N. Grabham N. Barnes J. Schelling A. Jordan

Grade B2 Poowong Loch Inverloch Won Miners Korumburra

v v v v

Glen Alvie Imperials Foster Bye

Loch Inv Turf WFG

G. Wyatt I. Thomas L. O’Brien

Grade C1 Won Club MDU Phillip Island OMK

v v v v

Town Nerrena Inverloch Korumburra

McMahon Dumbalk Rhyll Digger Pk

TBA N. Graydon TBA B. Bek

Grade C2 Glen Alvie Korumburra Poowong Loch Won Club

v v v v

OMK Phillip Island Koon L/RSL Kilcunda Bass

Glen Alvie Kor SC Poowong Won SC


Grade A1 Town Korumburra Won Club Phillip Island

If any player from teams having the bye would like to umpire this round call Geoff Wyatt on 0413 081 136 * Note ground changes

et Ground in Victoria’s Seymour District, Gippsland Pride batted first and looked to be heading home early, after a top order collapse of epical proportions saw it in dire straits at 5/23. The day was saved thanks to a match saving partnership of 55 between Perry Hill (36*) and Morgan Murray-Williams (38*), which in addition to Sam Batson’s gritty 27 and Isaac Love’s handy 21 earlier in the day, gave the Gippslanders a sporting chance with the ball. Defending 142 would take a mighty effort, but the Pride side was up to the challenge, with a fielding master class of the highest echelon seeing it prevail to record a 22 run victory. Jack Rietschell tore through the North East line up, to claim 3/21, along with Batson who backed up his heroics with the bat to finish with 2/11. Others to take scalps were Cam Graham and James Williams whilst Jack Armour took two match defying catches in the outfield. Players, coaches and management were naturally ecstatic after their win and can now proudly boast that the Gippsland region has the best young cricketers in the state.

Outstanding: five Newhaven College girls made up half of the female component of the Victorian team at the All Schools Titles on the Gold Coast. Along with Ravi Fostin, the six young athletes were Newhaven’s largest ever national contingent. Pictured from left, Sage Goldsbury, Poppy Corbett, Sophie Fletcher, Lannia Fostin, Daisy Corbett and Ravi Fostin with coach Glyndyn Ringrose.

Newhaven College surfers impress NEWHAVEN College is the Australian Senior Girls School U19 Pairs Champions courtesy of Daisy Corbett and Sophie Fletcher, both of Cape Woolamai. In a thrilling final on the Gold Coast last week, a Western Australian opponent scored a 9.5 wave and her partner only needed a two on another wave for their team to win. Daisy used her skill and competition experience to strategically position herself in the water until the siren sounded to secure victory for Newhaven and Victoria. The girls were understandably elated and were chaired up the beach to be congratulated by their families and team mates. Five Newhaven College girls competed, making up half of the female component of the Victorian team. Adding in Ravi Fostin, the six young athletes were Newhaven’s largest ever contingent at the

National Titles. The Newhaven team powered through the heats to bring home a swag of outstanding results: First: U19 Girls MR Shield - Daisy Corbett and Sophie Fletcher Second: U16 Girls Individual - Sage Goldsbury Third: U19 Girls All Stars - Sophie Fletcher and Lannia Fostin Third: U16 Girls MR Shield - Poppy Corbett and Sage Goldsbury Semi-finals: U14 Girls Individual - Poppy Corbett and U18 Girls Individual - Lannia Fostin Quarter-finals: U14 Boys Individual - Ravi Fostin, U18 Girls Individual - Sophie Fletcher and also U18 Girls Individual - Daisy Corbett. The team is flourishing under the guidance of coach Glyndyn Ringrose and these results cap off an incredible year of success for Newhaven College’s Surfing Academy.

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CRICKET | SPORT • LDCA B Grade Division One

Workers in form THE Wonthaggi Workmen’s retained its spot on top of the ladder after defeating OMK on Saturday.

Playing in a one day match due to a washout the week before, the Workers opted to bat first after winning the toss. Lochlan McLean and captain Liam Sawyer drove the win, making 43 and 46 runs respectively. OMK’s Nicolas Besley took 3/20 off seven overs. The Workers posted a challenge of 9/148 for OMK. Unfortunately, the score was out of reach for the Diggers. Captain Noel Creed top scored with 36 runs, and Besley finished off the innings

with 24. McLean caused havoc to the middle order, taking 4/27. Matt Sharpe took 3/8. OMK was all out for 132. Following a quick dismissal of Nerrena, Phillip Island took the points. Nerrena batsmen Ashley Harrison and captain Shaun Helms made 22 and 45 runs respectively, but little else impacted the scoreboard. Phillip Island’s Chris Andrews took 4/14 and Matthew Wright took 3/24. Nerrena was all out for 92. Blake Insall’s 31 runs and captain Clint Wilson’s 35 runs helped get Phillip Island over the line. Charlie Dougherty took 2/14, but Nerrena

had lost the day. Phillip Island finished the match 5/99. Town enjoyed a win over Kilcunda Bass. Kilcunda Bass’ opening partnership of Craig Elliott and Trevor Aplin had the team off to a good start, making 52 and 29 runs respectively. However, Town soon found its rhythm and held Kilcunda Bass to a final score of 10/117. Bowler Steven Fixter took 3/29. Fixter continued his form with a 51 run stint before he was bowled by Alister McBride. John Richardson contributed 20 runs before he was bowled by Jason Cooper. McBride and Cooper were Kilcunda Bass’ top bowlers, taking two wickets each. Town took the points

with a total of 7/137 after just 25.3 overs. Koonwarra/LRSL was too good for MDU on Saturday. MDU won the toss and went in to bat first. Batting fourth, Mark Le Page accumulated 21 runs, and Simon McRae made the top score of 24 runs later in the innings. Koonwarra/LRSL bowlers Brock Hastings and Josh Moore took two wickets each. MDU ended its innings with 8/97. Daniel Baker’s 38 runs and Shane Moore’s 25 runs secured the win for Koonwarra/LRSL. Le Page and Ben Cantwell each took two wickets, but could not slow Koonwarra/LRSL’s campaign for the points. The Cougars were able to pace themselves

A life: MDU’s Mark Le Page was gifted a life when this cut to point was dropped. Photos by Mark Drury.

chasing a small target, and finished 4/108. MDU def by KOONWARRA L/RSL 1st innings MDU P. Allen c. J. Rockall b. N. Arnup....................... 1 J. McEwan b. B. Hastings .... 1 B. Davey c. K. Thorne b. A. Drury ..................... 15 M. Le Page c. J. Rockall b. J. Moore ..................... 21 D. Thomas b. ........................ 3 C. Cary b. J. Moore .............. 0 M. Hoober b. D. Clark ......... 4 S. McRae n.o. ..................... 24 P. Vine c. J. Moore b. B. Hastings ................. 11 M. Cantwell n.o.................... 1 Extras ................................ 16 Total .........................8/97 (cc) Bowling: B. Hastings 2/29, N. Arnup 1/7, A. Drury 1/17, J. Moore 2/4, D. Clark 1/16, J. Hoy 1/12. 1st innings Koon L/RSL J. Hoy lbw. b. M. Le Page .... 9 J. Rockall lbw. b. M. Le Page ................... 8 J. Moore c. M. Le Page b. B. Cantwell .................. 4 D. Baker n.o. ...................... 38 D. Clark b. B. Cantwell........ 1 S. Moore n.o....................... 25 Extras ................................ 23 Total .......................4/108 (cc) Bowling: M. Le Page 2/6, C. Cary 0/24, P. Vine 0/25, B. Cantwell 2/18, M. Hoober 0/20, S. McRae 0/8. TOWN d KILCUNDA BASS 1st innings Kilcunda Bass C. Elliott stp. D. Goss b. S. Fixter ...................... 52 T. Aplin lbw. b. N. Hanily .. 29 Z. Crow c. D. Goss b. A. Hanily .................... 11 S. Tapscott hit wckt. b. S. Fixter ...................... 13 M. Grant n.o. ........................ 1 G. Crow stp. D. Goss b. S. Fixter ........................ 1 A. McBride r.o. .................... 1 Extras .................................. 9 Total ..................... 10/117 (cc) Bowling: J. Hume 0/11, J. Richardson 0/14, W. Turner 0/24, N. Hanily 1/21, A. Hanily 1/15, S. Fixter 3/29. 1st innings Town M. Kreutzberger r.o. ............. 8 J. Hume c. J. Cooper b. A. McBride................... 6

S. Fixter b. A. McBride ...... 51 J. Dean c. C. Elliott b. B. Pugh....................... 19 N. Hanily n.o. ..................... 19 J. Richardson b. J. Cooper ..................... 20 R. Edwards b. T. Aplin ......... 2 L. Kleinert c. A. McBride b. T. Dann ......................... 2 Extras ................................ 10 Total .............................. 7/137 Bowling: A. McBride 2/26, J. Cooper 2/34, S. Tapscott 0/17, Z. Crow 0/21, B. Pugh 1/32, T. Dann 1/2. WON CLUB d OMK 1st innings Won Club M. Davey c. K. Kerr b. R. Dixon ..................... 16 I. Barnes b. N. Besley .......... 1 J. Wallace c. G. Miller b. R. Dixon ....................... 7 L. McLean c. b. R. White... 43 J. Wade c. N. Creed b. N. Besley ...................... 0 L. Sawyer c&b. R. White ... 46 D. Herbert c. N. Creed b. J. Greenwood ............... 1 J. Brann b. J. Greenwood ... 11 B. Evans b. T. Eustace.......... 5 N. Dobbie n.o. ...................... 8 M. Sharp n.o......................... 0 Extras ................................ 10 Total .......................9/148 (cc) Bowling: R. Dixon 1/24, N. Besley 3/20, R. White 2/32, N. Auddino 0/26, J. Greenwood 2/23, T. Eustace 1/15. 1st innings OMK L. Jones b. D. Herbert .......... 7 E. Lamers c&b. M. Sharp .. 17 K. Kerr lbw. b. M. Sharp ...... 4 R. White c. N. Dobbie b. L. McLean .................. 18 T. Eustace c. J. Wallace b. M. Sharp....................... 0 N. Creed c&b. L. McLean ............. 36 J. Greenwood b. L. McLean .................... 2 G. Miller c. L. Sawyer b. L. McLean .................... 7 N. Besley b. J. Brann ......... 24 N. Auddino b. J. Brann......... 0 R. Dixon n.o. ........................ 5 Extras ................................ 12 Total ................................. 132 Bowling: D. Herbert 1/27, M. Sharp 3/8, N. Dobbie 0/27, J. Brann 2/16, L. McLean 4/27, J. Wade 0/21. PHILLIP ISLAND d NERRENA 1st innings Nerrena A. Harrison lbw.

Still got it: Koonwarra/LRSL veteran Shane Moore was the steadying influence his team needed after losing 3 early wickets, guiding The Cougars home with 25 not out. b. S. Boyack ................... 22 H. Funnell c. A. Finlayson b. M. Wright ..................... 0 S. Helms c. M. Wright b. C. Wilson.................... 45 J. Kelly c. C. Epifano b. C. Andrews................... 3 R. Clark c. R. Nixon b. C. Andrews................... 0 S. Lester c. A. Finlayson b. C. Andrews................... 0 C. Baudinette c. R. Nixon b. C. Andrews................... 2 S. Murphy c. A. Thomas b. M. Wright ..................... 3 R. Baudinette lbw. b. M. Wright ..................... 3 C. Dougherty c. M. Wright b. C. Wilson...................... 3 C. Marinou n.o. .................... 5 Extras .................................. 6 Total ................................... 92

Bowling: S. Boyack 1/12, M. Wright 3/24, A. Thomas 0/29, C. Andrews 4/14, C. Wilson 2/10. 1st innings Phillip Island C. Epifano b. C. Dougherty .. 8 M. Parsons c. R. Baudinette b. J. Kelly ......................... 0 B. Insall c. R. Baudinette b. C. Marinou ................. 31 A. Finlayson c. A. Harrison b. C. Dougherty ................ 0 T. Richards c. R. Baudinette b. S. Murphy .................. 16 C. Wilson n.o...................... 35 M. Wright n.o. ...................... 4 Extras .................................. 7 Total ................................ 5/99 Bowling: C. Dougherty 2/14, J. Kelly 1/22, S. Murphy 1/21, C. Baudinette 0/23, S. Helms 0/14, C. Marinou 1/4.

• LDCA B Grade Division Two

Bowlers on fire in B2 A WHOPPING six wickets taken at the hands of Poowong Loch’s Glen Poynton cost the Imperials the points.

The Imperials missed out with a final score of 122. Korumburra secured a victory over the Wonthaggi Miners, with five wickets taken by bowler Evan Allaway. Poowong Loch went Darcy Kemp and into bat first and made Nick Leppin were Koa steady start to the inrumburra’s top scorers, nings. accumulating 22 and 25 The top score came runs respectively. from the middle order Miners’ Reece Jones with Jordan Poynton and Jack Aitken each making 45 runs. Brady took out two wickets. Nicholls later contribKorumburra’s final uted 21 runs. result was 8/131. The top order Clint Honeysett and fell to bowler Ricky Geoff Peters made 19 O’Loughlin, who took and 18 runs for the Min4/23. James Forrester ers, but could not catch took 3/21. Korumburra. Poowong Loch finAllaway sent the top ished the innings with order packing, claiming 8/134. 5/17 off five overs. MiImperial’s batsman chael Patching took 3/14 Andrew Meyer perand Dean Bailey took formed well and made 2/6. 39 early runs. Tom Evans The Miners were all and O’Loughlin made 26 out for 57, giving the and 22 runs respectively. points to Korumburra. However, Poynton Glen Alvie managed was relentless and ultito outplay Inverloch. mately took 6/25. Geoff With a quiet innings Birnie took 2/25.

from Inverloch, Clayton Fisher kicked off the day with 11 runs and Kit Rotthier finished it off with 15 runs. Glen Alvie’s Wayne Luke claimed 3/17, and Jay Thorn, Kelvin Simpson and Joseph Hales took two wickets each. Inverloch was all out for 87. A 36 run stint from Stuart Lowe bumped Glen Alvie over the line. Fisher took 3/15 and Jacob Strickland took 2/16. Glen Alvie won the day 8/93. Foster had the bye this round. GLEN ALVIE d INVERLOCH 1st innings Inverloch C. Fisher c. D. Gilbert b. J. Thorn ...................... 11 B. Phillips c. J. Hales b. W. Luke ........................ 8 A. Brayley c. J. Hull b. J. Thorn ........................ 4 J. Williams c. S. Lowe b. J. Hales ......................... 6 D. Cashin c&b. W. Luke ...... 4 M. Warren c. D. Tiziani b. W. Luke ........................ 2

J. Belli stp. J. Hull b. K. Simpson................... 5 R. Hughes r.o........................ 6 J. Strickland b. J. Hales ........ 0 K. Rotthier c. W. Luke b. K. Simpson................. 15 R. Sparkes n.o. ..................... 8 Extras ................................ 18 Total ................................... 87 Bowling: J. Thomas 0/10, D. Gilbert 0/12, J. Thorn 2/12, W. Luke 3/17, K. Simpson 2/17, J. Hales 2/13. 1st innings Glen Alvie R. Slade b. R. Sparkes.......... 0 S. Lowe b. C. Fisher........... 36 J. Tiziani c. J. Strickland b. J. Williams.................... 3 J. Hull b. C. Fisher ............... 9 J. Hales b. K. Rotthier ........ 11 D. Tiziani c. A. Brayley b. C. Fisher ....................... 0 W. Luke c. A. Brayley b. J. Strickland................ 15 J. Thorn b. J. Strickland ....... 0 D. Gilbert n.o. ...................... 2 J. Thomas n.o. ...................... 0 Extras ................................ 17 Total ................................ 8/93 Bowling: R. Sparkes 1/12, C. Fisher 3/15, K. Rotthier 1/13, J. Williams 1/21, J. Strickland 2/16, M. Warren 0/6. IMPERIALS def by POOWONG LOCH 1st innings Poowong Loch S. Magnusson b. R. O’Loughlin .............. 5 I. Jenkins c. K. Gray b. J. Forrester.................. 18 B. Hall c. A. Meyer

b. R. O’Loughlin .............. 8 B. Knight b. R. O’Loughlin .............. 4 M. Adderley lbw. b. R. O’Loughlin .............. 0 J. Poynton stp. b. J. Forrester.................. 45 G. Birnie c. T. Evans b. J. Forrester.................... 3 B. Nicholls n.o. .................. 21 G. Poynton c. J. Forrester b. P. McCaughan ........... 16 S. Head n.o. .......................... 6 Extras .................................. 8 Total .......................8/134 (cc) Bowling: P. McCaughan 1/30, R. O’Loughlin 4/23, J. Ballagh 0/24, J. Forrester 3/21, M. McGrath 0/15, K. Gray 0/20. 1st innings Imperials A. Meyer c. B. Nicholls b. G. Poynton ................. 39 C. Mondal c. J. Poynton b. S. Head ......................... 4 D. McLennan b. J. Poynton .. 0 T. Evans c. G. Birnie b. G. Poynton ................. 26 K. Gray c. B. Knight b. G. Poynton ................... 8 R. O’Loughlin b. G. Birnie..................... 22 J. Forrester b. G. Birnie........ 1 P. McCaughan n.o. ............... 7 J. Ballagh c. B. Nicholls b. G. Poynton ................... 5 M. McGrath b. G. Poynton .. 0 J. Nagel b. G. Poynton ......... 0 Extras ................................ 11 Total ................................. 122 Bowling: S. Head 1/21, J. Poynton 1/9, G. Birnie 2/25,

B. Knight 0/13, B. Regan 0/15, M. Adderley 0/5, G. Poynton 6/25. KORUMBURRA d WON MINERS 1st innings Korumburra B. Kerr b. R. Todd .............. 18 A. Brinksma b. J. Armstrong ................. 4 J. Cook c. S. Farrington b. W. Chapman ............... 15 D. Kemp b. J. Aitken.......... 22 D. Scott b. J. Aitken ........... 19 N. Leppin c. S. Farrington b. R. Jones ...................... 25 J. Petrie b. R. Jones .............. 3 E. Allaway c. G. Peters b. C. Honeysett................. 4 M. Patching n.o. ................... 5 D. Bailey n.o. ....................... 0 Extras ................................ 15 Total .......................8/131 (cc) Bowling: R. Todd 1/15, J. Armstrong 1/26, R. Jones 2/15, W. Chapman 1/15, G. Peters 0/13, J. Aitken 2/18, J. Nelson 0/16, C. Honeysett 1/10. 1st innings Won Miners R. Todd c. N. Leppin b. E. Allaway .................... 4 D. McGuirk lbw. b. E. Allaway .................... 0 J. Nelson b. E. Allaway ........ 2 S. Farrington b. E. Allaway.. 0 C. Honeysett c. B. Kerr b. M. Patching ................ 19 W. Chapman b. E. Allaway .. 5 G. Peters n.o. ...................... 18 J. Aitken b. D. Bailey ........... 1 J. Armstrong lbw. b. M. Patching .................. 0

R. Jones lbw. b. M. Patching .................. 0 P. Loos b. D. Bailey ............. 3 Extras .................................. 5

Total ................................... 57 Bowling: E. Allwasy 5/17, H. McNeill 0/19, M. Patching 3/14, D. Bailey 2/6.

LDCA ladders A Grade Division 1 Inverloch ........................... 72 Won Club .......................... 60 OMK.................................. 54 Glen Alvie.......................... 48 Phillip Island ...................... 36 Korumburra ........................ 36 Kilcunda Bass .................... 18 Town................................... 12 A Grade Division 2 Poowong-Loch .................. 72 Nerrena ............................. 60 Won Miners ...................... 36 Imperials ........................... 36 Koonwarra-L/RSL ............. 24 MDU .................................. 12 Foster.................................. 12 B Grade Division 1 Won Club .......................... 72 Phillip Island..................... 72 OMK.................................. 48 Nerrena ............................. 48 Koonwarra L/RSL.............. 36 Town................................... 30 MDU .................................. 18 Kilcunda-Bass .................... 12 B Grade Division 2 Glen Alvie.......................... 72 Korumburra ..................... 60 Poowong-Loch .................. 36 Inverloch ........................... 24 Won Miners ........................ 24

Imperials ............................ 24 Foster.................................. 12 C Grade Division 1 Korumburra ..................... 66 Nerrena ............................. 62 OMK.................................. 60 MDU .................................. 54 Won Club ........................... 48 Phillip Island ...................... 30 Inverloch ............................ 12 Town................................... 12 C Grade Division 2 OMK.................................. 72 Phillip Island..................... 72 Won Club .......................... 48 Glen Alvie.......................... 48 Korumburra ........................ 36 Poowong-Loch ................... 36 Koonwarra L/RSL.............. 24 Kilcunda-Bass ......................0 Town.....................................0 Under 16 Glen Alvie..........................42 Won Club ..........................42 MDU ..................................30 Koonwarra L/RSL ...........30 OMK ..................................18 Korumburra ........................12 Town.....................................6 Nerrena .................................6 Kilcunda Bass ......................6

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• LDCA A Grade Division One

Inverloch hang on by single run IN the one day fixture in A1 Inverloch kept its top place on the ladder when it hung on to victory by a single run over Phillip Island.

Batting first Brett Debono made a fine 60 before he was trapped LBW by Blake Christopher. The middle order of Dave Newman 46 and Walter Taberner 30 not out scored an 80 run partnership before a couple of cheap wickets kept its score to 6/173 from 40 overs. Christopher with 3/35 led the wicket takers. The Island lost opener Matthew Dennerley trapped LBW for a duck but Eli Richards kept the score ticking over, the other opener going on to make 42 and with Tony Hornsby 26 combined for 49 runs. When Richards and Hornsby departed Jona Watts came in to establish

a rewarding innings of 64 runs whilst at the same time losing partners on a regular basis. Chasing the last four runs to win the game tragically Watts was run out on 64 and the Island finished agonisingly one run short at 8/172. OMK took home the victory when it scored 6/203 to chase down Wonthaggi Club’s 9/196 in a very high standard game between two of the top four sides. Batting first Club lost David Britt cheaply for 5 then Sam Huitema for 3 and Mitchell Thomas for 4 and slumped to 3/22 before Ryan G Thomas 27 and Jack Sherrin 66 established a foundation for the innings. This was added to by Daniel Turton who scored 38 and later Alex Geyer 24 not out to post a competitive score. In reply OMK lost Adam Millar for 6 but the other opener Tom Wyatt scored 33 and combined in a 57 run partnership

with Daniel Mock. Mock went on to make 80 runs and with Callum Honeyman’s 55 made a 96 run stand. With wickets in hand OMK finished with 6/203 to get over the line. Ryan Birkett claimed 3/29 for Club. Glen Alvie 177 crunched Korumburra which was all out for just 87 in reply. Jamie Glen completed a great match for Alvie when he scored 55 runs and then took a magic 5/10 from eight overs, including trapping ‘Burra opener Iian Osman for 28. Top scorer for Glen Alvie was Paul Palmer 58 before he was run out after accumulating a partnership of 89 with Glen. Tom Richards 3/19 and Dale Wyhoon 3/40 claimed the best figures for the Cobras. Leongatha Town struggled to 9/154 in its 40 overs before succumbing to Kilcunda Bass which cruised to 3/161 in reply. Town’s top scorers

were Yashas Alwis 22 and Madura Madusanka 21 but with regular wickets falling the Scorpions couldn’t get any momentum going. James Mahood claimed 3/14 for Killy Bass. Killy Bass batted solidly with openers Cameron Davidson 62 and Matthew Gill 24 putting on 84 for the first wicket. Then Andrew Donohue 20 not out and Joe Hewison 20 made sure this match was iced with the team finishing with 3/161 from 37 overs.

GLEN ALVIE d KORUMBURRA 1st innings Glen Alvie J. Smith c&b. T. Richards .... 1 P. Palmer r.o. ...................... 58 J. Glen c. K. Rigby b. I. Osman ..................... 55 A. Hamilton c. A. Balfour b. D. Wyhoon ................... 5 D. Diwell c. I. Osman b. D. Wyhoon ................. 15 D. Hales lbw. b. D. Wyhoon ................... 3 M. Heeps c. K. Rigby b. T. Richards ................. 20 S. Smith r.o......................... 10 S. Watson b. T. Richards ...... 0 J. Minahan r.o....................... 0 Extras ................................ 10 Total ................................. 177

Bowling: T. Richards 3/19, S. Checkley 0/26, D. Wyhoon 3/40, S. Dole 0/29, K. Rigby 0/30, I. Osman 1/30. 1st innings Korumburra I. Osman lbw. b. J. Glen ..... 28 K. Rigby b. D. Hales ............ 5 M. Houston c. J. Minahan b. J. Smith ........................ 6 S. Dole c. A. Heeps b. B. McRae ..................... 5 J. Richards b. J. Glen ........... 0 T. Richards b. J. Glen ........... 2 P. Edwards c. A. Hamilton b. B. McRae ................... 22 P. Dunlevie b. J. Glen ........... 1 S. Checkley c. D. Diwell b. J. Glen .......................... 3 D. Wyhoon c. J. Smith b. D. Hales........................ 5 A. Balfour n.o. ..................... 1 Extras .................................. 9 Total ................................... 87 Bowling: D. Hales 2/17, D. Diwell 0/21, J. Smith 1/9, J. Glen 5/10, B. McRae 2/28. KILCUNDA BASS d TOWN 1st innings Town M. Davies lbw. b. C. Davidson................ 17 N. Cowling b. C. Davidson................ 10 S. Browne c. M. Khan b. D. Bettles...................... 3 M. Madusanka c. M. Khan b. S. Leman .................... 21 J. Schelling b. S. Leman....... 6 Y. Alwis c. J. Hewison b. J. Mahood................... 22

M. Smith b. J. Mahood....... 16 D. Hume c. C. Davidson b. J. Mahood..................... 6 J. Hume b. C. Peckett ......... 16 A. Hickey n.o. .................... 13 S. Clark n.o. ......................... 1 Extras ................................ 23 Total .......................9/154 (cc) Bowling: M. Gill 0/39, S. Leman 2/26, D. Bettles 1/22, C. Davidson 2/11, A. Donohue 0/25, J. Mahood 3/14, C. Peckett 1/9. 1st innings Kilcunda Bass C. Davidson c. A. Hickey b. M. Davies ................... 62 M. Gill c. S. Browne b. D. Hume ..................... 24 A. Donohue n.o. ................. 20 J. Hewison c. J. Schelling b. S. Clark ...................... 20 J. Tregear n.o. ..................... 13 Extras ................................ 21 Total .............................. 3/161 Bowling: Y. Alwis 0/23, S. Browne 0/23, M. Madusanka 0/17, A. Hickey 0/16, D. Hume 1/17, S. Clark 1/32, M. Davies 1/22, M. Smith 0/6. OMK d WON CLUB 1st innings Won Club D. Britt c. A. Miller b. P. Dell ........................... 5 S. Huitema c. A. Miller b. J. Cochrane................... 3 M. Thomas c. J. Cochrane.... 4 R. Thomas lbw. b. N. Cant ....................... 27 J. Sheerin c. N. Cant b. C. Honeyman ............. 66

D. Turton b. J. Wilson ........ 38 J. Sheerin c. b. N. Cant......... 8 M. McCall b. J. Wilson ........ 0 A. Geyer n.o. ...................... 24 R. Birkett c. T. Wyatt b. D. Mock ....................... 9 Z. Macdermid n.o................. 1 Extras ................................ 11 Total .......................9/196 (cc) Bowling: P. Dell 1/16, J. Cochrane 2/33, D. Mock 1/35. N. Cant 2/55, C. Honeyman 1/42, J. Wilson 2/15. 1st innings OMK A. Miller c&b. R. Birkett ..... 6 T. Wyatt b. A. Geyer........... 33 D. Mock b. R. Birkett......... 80 J. Wilson c. J. Sheerin b. A. Geyer ....................... 4 C. Honeyman c. M. McCall b. J. Sheerin .................... 55 J. Van Rooye c. J. Sheerin b. R. Birkett ...................... 7 A. Rose r.o............................ 9 P. Dell n.o. ............................ 0 Extras .................................. 9 Total .............................. 6/203 Bowling: R. Thomas 0/26, R. Birkett 3/29, J. Sheerin 1/39, A. Geyer 2/31, M. McCall 0/37, Z. Macdermid 0/34. INVERLOCH d PHILLIP ISLAND 1st innings Inverloch B. Debono lbw. b. B. Christopher ............ 60 A. Mujtaba lbw. b. B. Christopher .............. 2 W. Stewart

b. M. Dennerley ............. 18 D. Newman b. B. Christopher ............ 46 W. Taberner n.o. ................. 30 T. McQualter c. E. Richards b. C. Keerthisinghe .......... 1 W. Rankin r.o. ...................... 2 L. Rankin n.o........................ 0 Extras ................................ 14 Total .......................6/173 (cc) Bowling: S. Kirton 0/34, B. Christopher 3/35, M. Dennerley 1/22, M. Young 0/15, C. Keerthisinghe 1/18, J. Watts 0/45. 1st innings Phillip Island E. Richards c. W. Taberner b. W. Williams ................ 42 M. Dennerley lbw. b. L. Rankin...................... 0 T. Hornsby c. W. Taberner b. W. Rankin................... 26 J. Watts r.o. ......................... 64 J. Keating lbw. b. W. Williams .................. 1 G. Selby c. L. Rankin b. W. Williams .................. 6 J. Asbury r.o. ........................ 5 C. Keerthisinghe c. D. Newman b. T. McQualter ................ 0 M. Young n.o........................ 2 S. Kirton n.o. ........................ 2 Extras ................................ 24 Total .......................8/172 (cc) Bowling: L. Rankin 1/23, L. Anderson 0/12, D. Newman 0/40, W. Rankin 1/34, W. Williams 3/29, T. McQualter 1/26.

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Tight matches dominate A2 DESPITE the re- one day games in close. Ladder leaders Poospective positions A2 all remained wong Loch 4/169 suron the ladder the entertaining and vived a determined Im-

Cover drive: MDU’s Michael Olden punishes this delivery against Koonwarra/LRSL in A2.

perials which eventually went down by 14 runs, finishing on 8/155. Poowong Loch batted first and accumulated its runs due to opener Jacob Bardwell making 67 and Colin Knox 43 not out. Aaron Bardwell opened with 17 and he and Jacob contributed 70 for the first wicket. In reply Gary Sauvarin opening for Imps scored 41 and Jack Ginnane 48 to give Imps a big chance before the innings fell away. Alan Jenkins 3/32 was the best of the Poowong Loch bowlers. Koonwarra/Leongatha RSL pushed its finals claims making 6/154 batting first to defeat MDU 140. Colin McPhee opening for Koony managed a top score of 57. Sean Parker finished 39 not out but the total meant it was going to go down to the wire. Steven Arnup claimed the most wickets for United taking 3/28 including a good caught and bowled of Arnup. The Cougars came out bowling with intent

and kept taking wickets at regular intervals. MDU’s tail wagged with T Sinclair making 29 and other bats trying to pull together the win but Koony held firm. For the Cougars Jordan Pickersgill claimed 3/16, Josh Hastings 2/6 and Ben Perry 2/9. Foster 150 batting first tried hard to defend but in the end Wonthaggi Miners made 7/155 from 35 overs to achieve a good win. Graeme Watkins opened for the Tigers making 47 including five 4’s and a six but fell short of his half century making 47. Next best scorer was Daniel O’Keefe 28 but the Tigers’ innings fell away, being dismissed in the 40th over. James Honeysett’s 3/19 and Jonothan Rumbold’s 3/34 were the standouts for Miners. Opener Blake Andrighetto made 37 for Miners despite the setback of losing Jason O’Reilly for 3 and first drop Daniel Loos for 9. The middle order fired up with Paul Nelson contributing 34 and Josh Andrighetto 37

Mark Lafferty joins Dalyston MARK Lafferty has been appointed Dalyston’s Senior Assistant Coach for the 2018 season under six year coach Paul Brosnan. In some similarities to the famous Collingwood Magpies MalthouseBuckley transmission, Lafferty is playing ‘coach in waiting’ and will take on the coaching role from Brosnan in season 2019. The club is no doubt confident the changeover will be markedly

smoother than the more famous Magpies’ transition. Lafferty is a highly credentialed senior coach with a wealth of experience and knowledge, having coached the Alberton Football League representative team, MDU and last year the Port Melbourne VFL development team. Lafferty attended the club’s first training run at Dalyston on Friday night and was warmly welcomed by players and supporters.

Welcome aboard: co-president of the Dalyston Football Netball Club Andy Thomas, left, welcomes Mark Lafferty to the Magpies’ nest.

not out. Nerrena had the bye.

KOONWARRA L/RSL d MDU 1st innings Koon L/RSL S. Hughes c. T. Sinclair b. B. Thorson.................... 8 C. McPhee c&b. S. Arnup.. 57 B. Perry lbw. b. S. Arnup ... 14 S. Parker n.o. ...................... 39 B. Tomada c. T. Harris b. S. Arnup ....................... 6 M. Wilson r.o........................ 0 J. Hughes c. M. Olden b. N. Eddy ........................ 2 J. Kennedy n.o.................... 13 Extras ................................ 15 Total ........................ 6/154 cc) Bowling: C. Harris 0/15, M. Olden 0/13, B. Thorson 1/12, N. Eddy 1/36, M. Martin 0/11, S. Arnup 3/28, C. Hoober 0/36. 1st innings MDU S. Arnup b. J. Pickersgill.... 12 M. Martin c. S. Perry b. T. Elliott ....................... 9 M. Olden c. S. Parker b. J. Kennedy.................. 22 N. Eddy c. B. Perry b. J. Pickersgill ............... 15 G. Webster lbw. b. B. Perry.. 1 T. Harris c. T. Elliott b. J. Hastings .................... 8 C. Hoober b. B. Perry........... 6 M. Olden c. S. Parker b. J. Hastings .................... 2 T. Sinclair c&b. J. Pickersgill .......... 29 B. Thorson r.o..................... 10 C. Harris n.o. ...................... 10 Extras ................................ 16 Total ................................. 140 Bowling: T. Elliott 1/41, J. Pickersgill 3/16, B. Perry 2/9, J. Kennedy 2/34, J. Hastings 2/6, B. Tomada. WON MINERS d FOSTER 1st innings Foster G. Watkins c. J. Rumbold b. J. Honeysett ................ 47 M. Jones lbw. b. J. Loos ..... 10 D. O’Keefe b. J. Honeysett ................ 28 R. Johnston c. J. Andrighetto b. J. Rumbold ................... 4 J. Prain b. J. Rumbold .......... 9 J. Toner c. M. Martin b. J. Honeysett ................ 13 J. Chaseling b. J. Rumbold... 9 N. Clarke c. B. Andrighetto b. A. Honeysett................. 0 M. Lynch n.o. ....................... 4 H. Griggs c. J. Loos b. J. Rumbold ................... 6 F. Griggs b. A. Honeysett ..... 4 Extras ................................ 16 Total ................................. 150 Bowling: J. Loos 1/16, J. Rumbold 3/34, M. Martin 0/14, D. Loos 0/24, P. Nelson

1/30, J. Honeysett 3/19, A. Honeysett 2/12. 1st innings Won Miners J. O’Reilly b. F. Griggs ........ 3 B. Andrighetto b. H. Griggs .................... 37 D. Loos c. J. Toner b. R. Johnston................... 9 P. Nelson c. H. Griggs b. D. O’Keefe ................. 34 J. Andrighetto n.o. .............. 37 J. Honeysett r.o..................... 2 A. Honeysett b. H. Griggs.... 1 J. Loos c. M. Lynch b. F. Griggs ....................... 4 J. Rumbold n.o. .................... 7 Extras ................................ 20 Total .............................. 7/155 Bowling: R. Johnston 1/28, F. Griggs 2/34, N. Clarke 0/17, D. O’Keefe 1/36, H. Griggs 2/29, J. Chaseling 0/5. POOWONG LOCH d IMPERIALS 1st innings Poowong Loch J. Bardwell c. R. McLennan b. M. Lafferty ................. 67 A. Bardwell c. R. Higgins b. D. Crawley ................. 17 W. Pollock

c&b. D. Crawley .............. 9 C. Knox n.o. ....................... 43 D. Fawcett b. M. Lafferty .. 13 K. Miller n.o......................... 8 Extras ................................ 12 Total .......................4/169 (cc) Bowling: D. Ginnane 0/16, J. Ginnane 0/25, Z. Price 0/12, L. Rogers 0/40, D. Crawley 2/28, M. Lafferty 2/45. 1st innings Imperials L. Rogers b. A. Jenkins ........ 0 G. Sauvarin c. J. Bardwell b. M. Loader................... 41 S. Vagg b. D. Fawcett........... 2 J. Ginnane b. A. Jenkins ..... 48 M. Lafferty r.o. ................... 17 R. Higgins c. J. Hibbs b. J. Bardwell ................... 3 R. McLennan n.o................ 12 T. Sauvarin c. D. Fawcett b. A. Jenkins ..................... 6 D. Ginnane r.o. ..................... 4 D. Crawley n.o. .................... 5 Extras ................................ 17 Total .............................. 8/155 Bowling: A. Jenkins 3/32, D. Fawcett 1/28, B. Monson 0/22, M. Loader 1/18, S. Jenkins 0/24, J. Bardwell 1/25.

Pace attack: Koonwarra/LRSL’s Jason Kennedy sends one down against MDU in the A2 contest.

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New courts for Panthers KILCUNDA Bass netballers will be playing safer netball on new courts next year thanks to a State Government and Bass Coast Shire Council funding announcement last week.

The funding will contribute towards the construction of a new show court and upgrades to the existing court at Bass Recreation Reserve. Eastern Victoria Region MLC Harriet Shing visited with members of Kilcunda Bass Football Netball Club and the community at the Bass Recreation Reserve on Tuesday, December 5, to announce $100,000 funding for the project as part of the Country Football and Netball Program. Mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield explained what will be involved in the project. “The redevelopment will include the construction of a new show court with training standard lighting and repairs to the existing netball court so that it can be used as a safe warm up court,” she said. “The new courts’ surfaces and surrounds will adhere to the standards set by Netball Victoria, which has been created to reduce injuries and improve safety for players and umpires.” Ms Shing said netball remains the most popular sport for girls and women in Australia, and participation numbers continue to rise. “This is why it is so important the facilities available to netball players, coaches, umpires and officials right across Gippsland are up to standard and continue to be developed with the future of our sport in mind,” she said. The estimated construction cost is $246,000 which will be achieved through the Country Football and Netball Program’s $100,000 contribution and $120,000 funding from Bass Coast Shire Council. Bass Recreation Reserve Committee of Management and Kilcunda Bass Football Netball Club will fund the balance. To kick start this project, the Bass Recreation Reserve Committee of Management and Kilcunda Bass Football Netball Club have already contributed $27,000 to the completion of a detailed design of the courts.

Great day: front from left, South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Lorraine Brunt, Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing, Fish Creek Football Netball Club’s Gabby Buckland, president Jason Harding and secretary Jacqui Tracy were thrilled with the $100,000 funding announcement made last Tuesday.

New court for Fishy netballers By Sarah Vella THE Fish Creek Football Netball Club will get a new netball court, after the State Government provided $100,000 towards the $260,000 project last Tuesday. The funding was provided through Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Country Football Netball Program and announced by Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing last Tuesday at Fish Creek’s Terrill Park. The project was also funded with contributions of $80,000 each from the South Gippsland Shire Council’s community infrastructure projects budget and the Fish Creek Football Netball Club. Fish Creek Football Netball Club secretary Jacqui Tracy said the new court will be compliant with Australian court regulations. She said the redevelopment will also include the appropriate infrastructure needed by netballers on game day. “It is huge for the club. The old courts are degraded and are nearly at the end of their life,” she said. “We will still utilise the existing courts in the mean-

time and the tennis courts will remain in the existing location.” The new court is expected to be built sometime in 2018. Ms Tracy said the club would like to thank the council for its support of the project and assistance with obtaining the State Government grant. “Without them we wouldn’t have got the project over the line,” she said, “Special thanks need to go to council’s Penny Ellicott, as well as Gabby Buckland who has worked tirelessly on behalf of the club.” Club president Jason Harding said the new court will benefit not only the club, but the whole community. “We are excited and looking forward to the commencement of the works,” he said. South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Lorraine Brunt supported the announcement and wanted to thank the Victorian Government for their contribution. “This is a fantastic opportunity for Fish Creek Netball Club and a much needed resource. The court redevelopment will provide a superior facility for our community to utilise,” she said. Cr Brunt said it was an excellent effort from the small community of Fish Creek to raise $80,000 for the project.

She said council was happy to match the club’s contribution. The existing courts were damaged in 2011 by floods. The new court will be in an alternative location at the Terrill Park Recreation Reserve. Ms Shing said the standards set for netball surfaces, surrounds and equipment by Netball Victoria and internationally have been created to reduce injury and improve safety to players and umpires. The Country Football and Netball Program was set up specifically to provide funding to assist country football and netball clubs, associations and umpiring organisations to develop facilities in rural, regional and outer metropolitan locations. “Netball remains the most popular team sport for girls and women in Australia, and participation numbers continue to rise,” Ms Shing said. “This is why it is so important that the facilities available to netball players, coaches, umpires and officials right across Gippsland, are up to standard and continue to be developed with the future of our sport in mind. “These local clubs are to be commended for working with their councils to ensure that their players have access to the safe courts that they need and deserve.”

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