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DOG GONE Killer baits terrorise Inverloch

JESSICA ANSTICE POLICE are urging pet owners to be cautious, alert and extra vigilant when taking their animals out in public. A cherished family dog was killed after eating a poisonous bait in Inverloch recently. Police found three such baits that had been laid around Inverloch Recreation Reserve. The Inverloch Veterinary Clinic is now

recommending dogs be kept on leads at all times when being walked in public and is urging owners to watch for baits. It appears the poison was a combination of rat poison and food, tied together. Officers from Agriculture Victoria have taken a sample of the bait for analysis. Inverloch Police have no suspects at this stage. “People are being more aware now and hopefully with all of the media attention, this

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person won’t do it again,� Inverloch Police Senior Constable Brad Heber said. Gnarly the kelpie was deliberately poisoned on Sunday, June 25. Owner Dave Wijsma had taken the seven year old for two walks the day she was poisoned. “I walked her down to the shops on Sunday afternoon to get some dog food for her, and then when we got back, I fed her some dinner and put her to bed,� he said. Continued on page 4.

Shocked: Dave Wijsma was stunned by the death of his beloved kelpie Gnarly after the dog ate a poisonous bait.

LEONGATHA Lyric Theatre’s latest production Hairspray opens this Friday. The all singing, all dancing extravaganza is a must see show. Fine-tuning their lines during dress rehearsal on Sunday were, from left, Alex Swan, Jordan McFarlane, Lachlan Moore and Billy Wilson, all holding Melita Tough. Check out more on page 31.


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Deadly drink By Brad Lester MORE people die due to alcohol in South Gippsland than anywhere else in Gippsland. Alcohol-related death rates in South Gippsland are 60 percent higher than in other Gippsland shires and 10.4 percent of South Gippslanders aged over 65 die from alcohol related problems – one of the highest rates in Victoria. In the shire alone, 16.4 percent of people consume alcohol weekly to a level putting them at short term risk of harm – a rate 6.2 percent above the Victorian average. “It’s alarming. Issues with alcohol and other drugs in Melbourne are being played out on our TV sets every morning and I hope our shire does not end up like that,” South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Ray Argento said. The rate of alcohol issues is one of the highest in Victoria and could be linked to family violence and gambling. While gambling on electronic gaming machines is low in South Gippsland compared to other Gippsland shires, people lose nearly $18,000 a day from gambling in the shire, Cr Andrew McEwen told council last Wednesday. That, he said, adds up to $6.5 million a year. “Most people who gamble have incomes of $400 a week. It is a tax on the poor. These people are most susceptible and they’re drinking too,” he said. “It’s sad to hear that the biggest emerging prob-

lem is people aged 55 and 60 spending too much time drinking.” An estimated $43.7 million is turned over each year in gaming machines in the shire – about the cost of the new Leongatha Hospital. This figure results in losses of $6,565,792 per year of which half goes to government taxes. This is despite South Gippsland having the lowest number of gaming machines compared with neighbouring shires. There are 105 machines at four venues: Leongatha RSL, Foster Golf Club, Middle Hotel Korumburra and McCartin’s Hotel, Leongatha. Cr McEwen was addressing councillors before they adopted council’s inaugural South Gippsland Liquor and Gambling Strategy 2017, which aims to minimise the impacts of alcohol and gambling. The report states, “Although player ratio returns are set at between 85 to 92 percent on most machines, any individual gambler may lose their whole week’s income in a day with no returns.” South Gippslanders, according to the strategy, are at risk due to the number of people reporting a very high level of psychological distress. Other risk factors are the high number of people earning less than $400 a week, many older people, many lone person households, and social isolation due to lack of public transport and limited social activities, particularly in evenings in the winter. Other risk factors are the high proportion of households with mortgage stress, many people at risk of harm due to alcohol, and many people without access to food.

Council staff face risk of salary chop By Brad Lester SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council staff face an uncertain time after council ordered CEO Tim Tamlin to write a report about how to cut staff salaries by $850,000. Council last Wednesday asked Mr Tamlin to explain how the combined salary and on-cost figures proposed for 2017-18 could be reduced to the levels of 2016-17. Cr Don Hill initially asked for salary costs to be reduced to 2015-16 levels, which would have resulted in cuts of $1.5 million. Mr Tamlin said, “That will be an interesting report, for sure.” “This is what the community wants,” Cr Hill said. It is uncertain whether the report would include staff cuts, salary reductions or a combination of both. Cr Alyson Skinner said the motion was “policy on the fly” and Cr Lorraine Brunt wanted to know what reducing salaries was going to achieve, particularly if council sheds staff should it outsource jobs under the review of home and community care review. Cr Brunt successfully moved an amendment for the reduction to 2016-17 levels instead. Council had already voted for equivalent fulltime levels for 201718 to be reduced from the proposed 264.53 to • South Gippsland the 2015-16 levels of 262.5, despite an unsucShire Councillor cessful bid by Cr Meg Don Hill.

Edwards to rescind this motion, passed by council on May 24. Mayor Cr Ray Argento said her motion was invalid as Mr Tamlin had already acted upon that motion by factoring the cuts in the proposed budget. The call for a report about staff costs was • South Gippsland passed as part of the Shire Council 2017-18 budget, in remayor Cr Ray sponse to community Argento. submissions calling for staff savings. Council will spend $22.7 million on capital works, including a new streetscape for Leongatha’s Bair Street, valued at $4.16 million, and $501,000 for Leongatha’s Anderson Street town entrance. Council will spend $700,000 on Foster’s streetscape. Capital works include: Korumburra Recreation Centre ($175,000), Mirboo North Hall toilets ($278,000), Foster Basketball Stadium upgrade and design ($62,000), Korumburra Recreation Reserve ($175,000) and refurbishment design of Mirboo North pool ($180,000). Road reseals will be undertaken to the tune of $1.873 million, with Hudsons Road at Korumburra South to be upgraded at a cost of $1.15 million. Council’s caravan parks at Yanakie and Long Jetty will receive works, with a new camp kitchen and communal area at Yanakie ($108,000), and at Long Jetty, an upgrade and renewal of the kiosk, front office and residence totalling $65,000. A further $142,000 will be spent on renewing the toilet block at Waratah Bay Caravan Park. Total rates income will increase by two percent in line with rate capping and Cr Argento said services would not be reduced.

French fun: St Laurence’s Primary School Prep students Mikayla and Levi dressed to impress on Thursday for French Day at the Leongatha school. More photos on page 29.

Council vows to act SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s liquor and gambling strategy recommends council: • facilitate an annual stakeholder forum with police, the Australian Hoteliers Association, liquor retailers and welfare agencies; • support training and events in gambling and alcohol harm prevention; • undertake community consultation to gain opinion about liquor and gambling in the shire; • review the South Gippsland Planning Scheme to include protective factors for liquor and gambling, including ensuring gaming machines were not in convenient locations; • develop applicant guidelines to outline good practice in reducing harm; and • include harm reduction strategies in the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021. This includes restricting alcohol marketing at sporting grounds, in shopping strips, and where children and teenagers are present. The strategy notes gaming machines are the most addictive form of gambling and council has the ability to influence applications to install or increase the number of gaming machines in venues by changing the planning scheme to prevent harm to the community.

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Dancers perform in state spotlight LISA Pellin couldn’t be more proud of her students’ achievements this year. Ten students of the Leongatha based dance school qualified for the Australian Teachers of Dancing Victorian State Scholarship competition recently, after attaining the requisite mark in their exam. Chloe Adkins of Inverloch placed first in the ballet senior section and will be competing in the Australasian championships in Sydney this month. Student Taya Cameron of Leongatha was awarded a commendation for her ballet performance in the junior section.

Young stars: Lisa Pellin dancers to take part in the Australian Teachers of Dancing Victorian State Scholarship competition recently were, back, from left, Maya Williams, Chloe Adkins, Matilda Chalmers, Siobhan Copper, middle, from left, Kasey Stoops, Taj Cooper, Ashley Geary and front, from left, Chloe Giliam, Matilda Richmond and Taya Cameron.

Killer baits terrorise Inverloch Continued from page 1. “When I woke the next morning, there was blue vomit in her bed, at the door and all down the driveway. “We searched but couldn’t find her anywhere. “Later on that morning our neighbour from across the street knocked on the door with the bad news. “She was found lifeless, lying in her own faeces and vomit. “It’s the sort of thing we didn’t really want my three year old daughter to see because Gnarly was in a pretty bad state.” The family dug a grave for Gnarly in the middle of their yard, underneath a fire pit. “Whenever we would sit around the fire in the backyard, Gnarly would always be there with us so I told my daughter that when we have the fire

going, we can sit around and remember her,” Mr Wijsma said. “My daughter doesn’t understand and has been constantly asking if she can see Gnarly and telling us she misses Gnarly. “The ongoing reminders will be hard for her. “Gnarly always came to work with me. I’d tie her up to the back of my ute and everyone at work is devastated. They would always be throwing the ball for her. “Every night when I’d come home from work, my wife Emma and my daughter would always greet Gnarly and I at the front door. “She was the best dog, always happy to see anyone and everyone. “Originally police said there was not much they could do, however a vet contacted the police and told them they should investigate. “They’re doing some investigating to check

what bait it is and definitely check that what Gnarly took was the bait, even though it’s pretty clear it was considering her vomit was blue. “It’s too late for Gnarly. She’s gone but they need to prevent it from happening again ever. It’s a pretty unsafe way about going about it.” “She was so special to me because I got her just before I met my wife Emma and she was always by my side and when she wasn’t she was with Emma. “We can’t just get another dog, it’s not the same. She was so memorable. “I think that in all situations, people should really think before taking drastic measures because not only has this killed an innocent animal, it’s affected our family.” If you have any information or find a bait please immediately contact the Inverloch Police Station on 5674 1202 or 000.

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Info centre survives chop By Brad Lester KORUMBURRA’S visitor information centre is safe for now, but the long term future of the centres in South Gippsland remains uncertain. Council last Wednesday voted to defer consideration of the future of the Korumburra centre until council officers suggest how council could transition to a digital tourism strategy that would direct further tourism services online. Council voted to retain the information centre at Foster in the mean time. A report to council had recommended the closure of the Korumburra centre by July 31 this year, as a result of council’s Visitor Information Services Review 2016-17. That review found fewer people were using the Korumburra centre than the Foster centre, resulting in each walkin visitor at Korumburra costing council $22.71 compared to $13.01 at Foster. The Korumburra community and the regional tourism body Prom Country Regional Tourism had called for the Korumburra centre to stay, although Lyn Atkinson, acting president of the Foster

Community Association, welcomed the recommendation to close the Korumburra centre and retain the Foster centre. In the wake of council’s decision, Korumburra Business Association president Noelene Cosson told The Star, “The decision certainly wasn’t our preferred option as we were hoping the motion on the agenda would have been defeated and things would remain as is. “The amended motion will see Korumburra VIC (visitor information centre) stay open in the interim. This is the best outcome for a difficult situation. “It will give the shire, the service provided, the staff, the volunteers and the community more time to evaluate alternative ways of delivering the services the centre provides. “Our business association will continue its pursuit to make sure locals and visitors to South Gippsland get the best option available when seeking tourist information. We will continue to ensure the marketing name for South Gippsland ‘Prom Country’ becomes more connected, prominent and familiar for both locals and tourists.” Cr Aaron Brown successfully moved for council to defer its decision about Korumburra.

He said the recommendation to close the Korumburra centre “did not give Korumburra a clear and fair outcome”. “We need to ensure we have a strategy in place. We need to do justice to Korumburra as the first town in the shire people go through,” he said. Cr Jeremy Rich and Cr Andrew McEwen said council needed to consult the community about more digital promotion, while Cr Don Hill said if council offered an expanded digital tourism service, the future of the Foster centre should also be revisited. “This (Cr Brown’s motion) is sending wrong signals to the Foster community. Land based visitor information centres will eventually be made redundant because most people are using their mobile devices,” he said. Cr Lorraine Brunt said in the mean time, council could improve signage promoting the Korumburra centre, as requested by Korumburra businessman David Amor. He urged council to also enhance parking at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, where the centre is located. Mr Amor was disappointed the report to council mentioned the only risks to council of closing the centre were repu-

Keep status quo: Korumburra Business Association president Noelene Cosson and businessman David Amor urged South Gippsland Shire Council to retain the Korumburra visitor information centre. tational harm. He believed the greatest risk was a negative impact on tourism in Korumburra and South Gippsland. “Closing the centre will be the end of Coal Creek,” he said, noting the park, where the centre is located, goes hand in hand with the centre. Jumbunna’s Shirley Cowling urged to council to retain the Korumburra centre

and reduce operating costs by involving more volunteers. She urged council to consider obtaining funding for training school leavers or retirees as volunteers. However Ms Atkinson said closing Korumburra’s centre and retaining Foster’s was a practical way of streamlining services while saving costs.

Mirboo North pool sparks clash By Brad Lester

ment and called for a more equitable spread of funding across the shire. “We need to scale back the design COUNCILLORS lashed out or look at other ways of funding it,” at a proposal by Cr Meg Edshe said. “Council is not a magic pudding. wards to delay the $3.8 mil“Why are we treating one town diflion refurbishment of Mirboo ferently and say we are going to pay North’s swimming pool at for everything?” Cr Edwards said pool committee last Wednesday’s meeting of representatives had said the community South Gippsland Shire Counwould be happy to contribute $500,000 cil. to the project, thereby making ratepayCouncil had allocated $3.8 million • South Gippsland ers’ available for other projects. in 2018-19 in the forthcoming draft Cr Lorraine Brunt said Cr Edwards Shire Councillor budget towards the project, but Cr Meg made a valid point and classed some of Meg Edwards. Edwards moved an alternate motion the pool works as upgrades. calling on council to cap its contribuOther councillors claimed they were only told tion at $2.3 million and seek a community cash conabout the motion at the meeting, despite Cr Edwards tribution of $500,000 and $200,000 in grants. saying otherwise. Her motion noted that without all that funding, Deputy mayor Cr Maxine Kiel saying Cr Edthe pool refurbishment was not to proceed. wards’ motion was “politics at its best”. She proposed the resulting savings of $1.3 million “It’s the element of surprise,” Cr Kiel said. to be redistributed in 2018-19 to roads ($600,000), “The Mirboo North pool is the heart of Mirboo footpath extension ($300,000) and $400,000 to North. It is our meeting place.” council’s bottomline. Cr Andrew McEwen said if Cr Edwards’ motion Cr Edwards did not believe ratepayers’ funds was successful, council would have to take the budshould solely fund the Mirboo North pool refurbish-

get back to the community for consultation as it was a substantial change. He claimed the motion would be a vote for closing the pool, to which Cr Brunt called a point of order, saying Cr McEwen was wrong. Cr Aaron Brown said Cr Edwards’ motion would result in a large change to the budget. “It is a large amount of money Mirboo North is getting but it is a multi-use facility. It is not just a swimming pool but it is a community meeting space that will be used throughout the year,” he said. Cr Alyson Skinner said projects could not be funded on the basis that it was a town’s turn to re-

ceive funding. Cr Don Hill said he had heard six weeks ago from people within Mirboo North that Cr Edwards was talking about a proposition, but said the council meeting was the first time he had seen her plan. He said it was misleading to say the $3.8 million was not all for renewal works. “If we don’t get the $3.8 million towards the pool, it won’t happen,” he said. “That pool committee has done heaps of work.” Cr Edwards assured councillors she was “completely supportive of the Mirboo North pool”, but she was the only councillor to vote for her motion.

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Miners Dispensary improves health EFFICENCY, accessibility and community spirit inspired the new design of the Miners Dispensary in Wonthaggi. With new facilities, technology and an all new layout, the Miners Dispensary has adapted to the changing pharmacy industry and will continue to provide a valued service. The Miners Dispensary’s new community health and education centre officially open last Wednesday night. The centre offers maternal and child healthcare through Bass Coast Health and management is now negotiating the introduction of more services, including first aid training.

The centre also features a boardroom, designed for flexibility. As well as hosting board meetings, the boardroom has been used for mothers groups and can be hired by the community. The centre has replaced the old dentistry, which moved to Billson Street late last year. “It is fantastic to now have young families coming in and out of the facility,” Miners Dispensary general manager Michael Schuller said. Mr Schuller said the changes to the Miners Dispensary will service the community in a practical way to produce the best healthcare outcomes for its members. “Our mission is to identify areas where we can col-

lectively help and serve our community. For the Miners Dispensary, this means focussing on health education and disease management. It means partnering with key suppliers to find the best products and services for the community. It means partnering the local organisations like Bass Coast Health to provide access to services such as maternal and child healthcare for our community,” he said. “It means doing more than just selling products. It is about becoming a true ancillary health care destination.” While the main focus was on the opening of the community health and education centre, members of the Miners Dispensary were also in awe of the

Opening night: from left, Trevor Bowler from TS Constructions, board member Danny Luna, Lyndal McKenzie from Cardell Accountants and Bass Coast Health CEO Jan Child attended the official opening of the Miners Dispensary community health and education centre on Wednesday night.

changes at the front of the pharmacy. With new technology and processes in place, the Miners Dispensary has implemented systems to ensure prescriptions are filled efficiently. The new layout of the pharmacy also produces a welcoming vibe, which encourages customers to speak directly to pharmacists for advice. “Today our society faces new challenges in an ever changing business environment, but due to the diligence and hard work of many individuals over the years, working collectively for a common cause, we are well placed to be able to meet these challenges with confidence and have the resources needed to allow us to continue to serve the people in our district,” Mr Schuller said. The community health and education centre was officially opened by Danny Carr, a former chairman of the board who steered the Miners Dispensary through tough times and delivered the service it is today. Other distinguished guests included current chairman of the board Rod Beech and Bass MLA Brian Paynter. Mr Carr served the Miners Dispensary selflessly for many years. He and his father John Carr both worked in the mines and have strong association with the dispensary. Relocations, renova-

Distinguished guests: from left, Wonthaggi Miners Friendly Society chairman Rod Beech, former chairman Danny Carr, Bass MLA Brian Paynter and Miners Dispensary general manager Michael Schuller officially opened the Miners Dispensary community health and education centre on Wednesday night. tions and extensions were all made to the dispensary under the guidance of Mr Carr. Through it all, Mr Carr was pleased to see the Miners Dispensary had not forgotten its mining background, with reminders of the mining years emblazoned on the walls in the facility. “I sincerely congratulate Michael (Schuller), Rod (Beech), the board, and Trevor (Bowler) and his team from TS Constructions for a job very well done,” Mr Carr said. “I would venture to say there’s nothing better in healthcare this side of Melbourne, and I mean it. The Miners Dispensary owes its existence and persistence to the mine workers, and I hope it never loses its identity.”

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ALTHOUGH a development plan for Wonthaggi’s industrial estate was ultimately approved by Bass Coast Shire Council, it went unsupported by the Bunurong Ward councillors at the recent council meeting. Carneys Road in the industrial estate has been identified as an ideal location for growth and future employment in Wonthaggi. However, the three Bunurong Ward councillors stood united in their decision to vote against the development plan. Deputy mayor Cr Brett Tessari said approving the plan would take future decisions away from the community. “We don’t know if there is a permit involved. We don’t have a problem with further developments in the industrial estate, but without a permit the community has lost a bit of say. We don’t know if the proponent would have to consult with

the community,” he said. Adoption of the development plan will now allow developers to submit applications. However, it was stated at council the wider community will have no appeal rights. “I am certainly in favour of speedy applications when businesses are involved, but I am concerned there is no requirement to give public notice and there are no appeal rights for the community. I think there should be,” Cr Julian Brown said. Cr Stephen Fullarton was in favour of the development plan after lengthy discussions with a possible proponent. “I am happy with this motion. I have had lengthy talks with a proponent who has been negotiating with council planners for 18 months,” he said. “I think it’s time we move on and allow him to start this process.”

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Desal fails to deliver By Tayla Kershaw VICTORIA’S desalination plant fell 4GL short of its 50GL water order last week. With the order due on June 30 (Friday), Bass MLA Brian Paynter said the failure to meet the deadline could incur roughly a $2 million fine. “The current water order has apparently resulted in an additional two per cent in our water storages from 60 to 62 per cent; hardly ground breaking considering it cost $27 million. The Wonthaggi Secondary College could be rebuilt for $25 million,” he said. “The desalination plant is already costing Victorians $600 million per year. The water order of 50GL is simply not needed, and nor is the 15GL annual order. This government’s incompetence

is endless.” The State Government did not confirm the $2 million figure, stating it did not know how much AquaSure would need to give back, but the government promised to recover as much of the costs as possible for consumers. “The state will exercise its rights under the contract to recover costs from AquaSure for not delivering its full order,” Victorian Minister for Water Lisa Neville said. “There will be no additional costs on Melbourne Water bills for minimum water orders over the next three years, which will help protect Victorians against drought and helps keep prices stable.” AquaSure said it was disappointed issues with electricity supply restricted its plans to operate the plant early, but the project was validated. CEO Matt Brassington said

the 4GL shortage equated to roughly eight days of production. Despite this shortfall, the State Government confirmed it would go ahead with the 15GL orders over the next three years. “The plant is fully operational and will continue to produce the 15GL water supply order for the 2017-18 delivery period,” Mr Brassington said. “Delivery is expected to be completed by the end of September 2017. It will then be returned to preservation mode. “Most importantly, we’re satisfied the issues with the power supply are extremely unlikely to recur and we remain committed to working within the contractual framework through the remainder of the concession. “We look forward to providing a secure and safe water supply for Victorians.”

Stolen car torched A VEHICLE stolen from a home in Wonthaggi was used in a burglary at the Inverloch Childcare Centre and later set on fire, at the weekend. The silver Toyota Kluger was stolen from Broome Crescent in Wonthaggi on Friday night, June 30. The vehicle was later used in a burglary at the

Inverloch Childcare Centre in Williams Street at approximately 2.30am on Sunday, July 2. The offender/s then destroyed the car by setting it alight in Bear Street, Inverloch. Police are still investigating. If you can help police with this investigation please contact the Bass Coast Criminal Investigation Unit on 56714100 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Vehicle fire: a stolen Toyota Kluger was found alight in Inverloch early on Sunday morning. A subsequent search of the vehicle located illicit drugs including ice and cannabis and evidence of drug trafficking. The man was charged with trafficking and posA TOORA man, 33, was caught driving an un- sessing drugs and was bailed to appear at the Koregistered motor vehicle and failing to notify Vi- rumburra Magistrates’ Court in November. cRoads of his change of address. He was first was intercepted by Foster Police on the South Gippsland Highway, Toora, at 6.33am on Friday and 30 minutes later he was intercepted again driving the same unregistered motor vehicle.

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Survey reveals room for improvement By Brad Lester

Locals lost: Colin James from the Leongatha RSL, Mandy Kuhne from Dumbalk and Lyn Skillern from the Leongatha Historical Society were at the wreath laying ceremony on Saturday, to commemorate local men lost in the sinking of the Montevideo Maru and the Gasmata Beach massacre 75 years ago.

Lost locals remembered FAMILY and friends of the men of the 2/22nd Battalion Lark Force gathered for a small wreath laying ceremony at the Leongatha cenotaph on Saturday. They were there to commemorate 75 years since the Japanese vessel Montevideo Maru was sunk by the American submarine The Sturgeon on July 1, 1942 as well as the local men killed at the Gasmata massacre in March 1942. There were 1054 prisoners of war on the Montevideo Maru, who were being transported to work in Japan. All of those men died in the attack, including Jack Howard, Fred Broadbent, Tommy Sangster and Fred Ketels all of Leongatha, and Jimmy Kavanagh and Arthur Oliver of Leongatha South. Drene Chenhall of Traralgon and another 13 Gippslanders were on board. It was the greatest ever loss of Australian life at sea. The local men were in the 2/22nd Battalion, part of Lark Force, sent to Rabaul in New Guinea to protect the port.

On January 23, 1942, a large Japanese force landed and quickly defeated the poorly resourced Australians. In the chaos that followed the Japanese landing, some men escaped into the jungle while others were forced to surrender. Of the men from Leongatha and district, six became prisoners of war, another group of six were captured and executed and three escaped and made it home Those six prisoners were loaded onto the Montevideo Maru on the morning of June 22, 1942 to be taken to work camps on Hainan Island. In the early hours of July 1, an American submarine, unaware that the Japanese vessel contained prisoners of war, torpedoed the ship. There were Japanese survivors but the prisoners in the holds did not stand a chance March 8 this year marked the 75th anniversary of the Gasmata massacre, where six local men were executed at Gasmata beach. Those men were Tom and Bill Bellingham, Bert Kuhne, Harry Millsom, Frank James and Jim Butterworth.

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PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS *Expressions of interest to present must be made via the Public Presentation page on Council’s website. Wednesday 19 July - Council Chambers, Leongatha 12.30pm - Building Asset Management Plan (30mins) 1.00pm - Aquatic Facilities: 2016/17 End of Season Report for Outdoor Pools (1hr) 2.00pm*; 7.00pm* (by COB 14/7) 3.30pm - Rating Strategy Review (30min) PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS (Council Agenda Topics only) Wednesday 26 July - 10.00am (by COB 21/7) 11.00am - Proposed Offshore Wind Farm (1hr) ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING *Register your questions by COB 21/7 via the Public Presentation page on Council’s website. Wednesday 26 July - Council Chambers, Leongatha 2.00pm - Council Live Stream records its Ordinary Council Meetings. Refer to our webiste for more details.

COUNCILLOR ALLOWANCES Section 223 Public Consultation Council has reviewed the Mayoral and Councillor Allowances and determined they remain at the upper level of a Category 2 Council and these levels be maintained until the next review after the 2020 general elections. The current Mayoral allowance being $76,521 per annum and Councillor allowance being $24,730 per annum, plus a compulsory 9.5% superannuation   =    % #>        Copies of the Councillor Allowances Report are      % Q     %    X Y     submissions under s.223 of the Local Government Act is 5.00pm Wednesday 2 August 2017.

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Planning and Environment Act 1987 SOUTH GIPPSLAND PLANNING SCHEME Notice of Approval of Amendment Amendment C103 The Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C103 to the South Gippsland Planning Scheme. The Amendment comes into operation on the date this notice is published in the Government Gazette. The Amendment rezones land at Berrys Creek Road, Mirboo North, from the Low Density Residential Zone to the General Residential Zone (Schedule 1), applies the Development Plan Overlay (Schedule 11) to the land to be rezoned, and amends Clause 21.15-3 of the Municipal Strategic Statement to identify the subject            of the Amendment can be inspected, free of charge, at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website at     

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Advocacy dropped one point to 46 percent, making community decisions fell two points to 45 percent, and customer service decreased from 65 last A COUNCILLOR has pointed the figure year to 61 this year. at the previous South Gippsland Shire Council’s performance in maintaining sealed Council for council’s poor results in a local roads scored 36 percent, despite council saying many of those roads were the responsibility of community survey. VicRoads. That rating was up from 30 percent last The 2017 Community Satisfaction Survey found year. council’s overall performance fell to 46 percent, The biggest winner for council was the massive down one point on last year. rise in its rating for overall council direction, up Cr Alyson Skinner said “We can only go up from from 43 percent last year to 51 percent this year. hereâ€? and the survey was a reflection of the previous All results were below the average for large rural council. shires, of which council is one. However mayor Cr Ray Argento The survey was coordinated by said the current council had to take reLocal Government Victoria on behalf sponsibility for the results. of local councils and was analysed by “Council will need to work hard to council at last Wednesday’s meeting, ensure we make the sort of changes that where Cr Andrew McEwen said counshow the community we have learnt cil needed to improve its community from these results,â€? he said. engagement and Cr Don Hill was op“The surveys are conducted around timistic about better results in future February each year across all councils surveys. in Victoria. Although the newly elected “I would be quite surprised that council had only been in place for a after four years of this council, with few months at the time the survey was the agenda we are setting ourselves, taken, we must nevertheless take re- • South Gippsland that the results would not be vastly sponsibility for its outcome and results. Shire Councillor improved on what they are today,â€? Cr Our council is resolute in endeavourAlyson Skinner. Hill said. ing to turn these results around over Respondents noted the best attriour term. butes of council were its recreation/sporting facili“I think these survey results are a timely reminder ties, customer service and community engagement. that we have an opportunity ahead of us. Financially Areas requiring improvement were sealed road we are in good shape, and the organisation is wellmaintenance, business development, community equipped to assist councillors achieve great things consultation and communications. for the people of South Gippsland.â€? For the next 12 months, council may focus on adThe survey found council’s rating for commudressing its customer service, making community denity consultation remained the same as last year’s cisions and lobbying to improve next year’s results. survey, at 47 percent.

Dry June allows farmers to work JUNE 2017 was one of the driest such getting done that are usually to wet to do at this time of the year. months in South Gippsland. Fish Creek’s Neville Buckland measured only 61mm of rainfall, far below the average of 102mm. There was 13 days of rain, however on many days, only half a millimetre was recorded. “June last year was a lot wetter. I measured 150mm of rainfall,� Mr Buckland said. Fish Creek has received 420mm so far this year. Meeniyan’s Lindsay Fromhold recorded 42.9mm, well below the 93.8mm he tipped out of his gauge in June 2016. “It rained 17 days in June last year. That’s nearly every second day,� Mr Fromhold said. “A lot of farmers aren’t complaining with the amount of rainfall this year. The weather is workable, it’s easier to feed out hay and lots of jobs are

Noticeboard LIVESTOCK IMPOUNDED Three female sheep were impounded on 26 June from Stony Creek Dollar Road, Foster North. If not claimed and relevant fees paid within seven days of the date of this notice the sheep will be sold at the Koonwarra Saleyards on 12 July 2017. WORKS THIS WEEK Sealed Roads Maintenance: Whole Shire Zone Maintenance: Korumburra South, Outtrim, Kongwak, Bena, Foster, Foster North Roadside Slashing: Foster, Foster North, Outtrim, Kongwak, Moyarra Streetscape Works: Main St, Foster Road Reconstruction: King St, Korumburra Endwall Replacement & Drainage Works: McIndoe Park, Leongatha Road & Drainage Upgrades: Anderson St, Leongatha Tree Trimming: Nerrena, Kardella, Fairbank Drainage Maintenance: Melville Ave, Korumburra Culvert Works: Various areas within the Shire Road Rehabilitation: Little Commercial St, Korumburra Drainage Installation: Korumburra Recreation Reserve IMMUNISATION SESSIONS Tuesday 4 July Leongatha: Uniting Church Hall, Peart Street, 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Wednesday 5 July Mirboo North: Maternal and Child Health Centre, Brennan Street, 9.00am – 9.30am. &'& % %  %  "** Princes Street, 11.30am – 12.00pm. Nyora: Community Hall, Henley Street, 1.00pm – 1.30pm.

“As long as it rains later in the year, farmers should be pretty comfortable.� The average for June is 90mm at Meeniyan. Since January, the town has received 288.1mm. For the same period last year, Meeniyan received 400mm. “There have been more rainy days in the last fortnight,� Mr Fromhold said. He also measured the rainfall for Woorarra East during June, noting 54.5mm in comparison to 160mm last June. The average for June is more than 100mm. Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages for June was Lance Creek 46mm, Ruby Creek 33mm, Coalition Creek 51mm, Deep Creek 45mm, Little Bass 46mm and Battery Creek 55mm. “Storages across the region still require replenishment,� manager director Philippe du Plessis said. “The Bureau of Meteorology has released figures indicating that this June has been one of the driest periods on record for Victoria. “Therefore, many South Gippsland reservoirs have not received adequate winter rains to commence refilling them. “Storages have been declining, particularly in the northern part of the region, at Korumburra and Poowong. Stage one water restrictions remain in place for Korumburra.� The public is reminded to ensure they are following the stage one water restrictions. Information can be found on South Gippsland Water’s website www.

Speeding drivers caught FOSTER Police intercepted several drivers speeding through a school zone in Welshpool on Friday. A woman in her early 40s was intercepted for doing 23 kilometres over the speed limit in the school zone. The offender from Toora was driving through Welshpool’s main street on Friday, and received a $311 fine and three demerit points. A 40 year old Koonwarra man was fined $194 and received one demerit point for travelling at 51 kilometres per hour in the 40 kilometre zone. Another man, 81, from Venus Bay was issued with the same penalty for committing the same offence.

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Patient comfort comes first CANCER patients can receive treatment in greater comfort after Gippsland Southern Health Service recently purchased four new oncology chairs for the oncology ward at Leongatha Hospital. The service is planning to buy a further four new chairs this financial year to replace the remaining old chairs. The latest chairs cost around $20,000. “The manoeuvrability of them is fantastic. They’re slightly narrower and they have side tables which are safer than the trays we used to use,” Gippsland Southern Health Service’s executive director of nursing Vicki Farthing said. “The patients have said they’re really comfort-

able. It’s important our patients are comfortable because some of them have treatments which can last up to three hours. “We’re hoping to get more funding so we are able to replace the rest of the old chairs.” Gippsland Southern Health Service bought the oncology chairs with funding they received from their private patient initiative.

Patient comfort: from left, Gippsland Southern Health Service volunteers from left, Rosemary Beasley, Pat Kuhne and Eileen (Wizzy) Wisdom are happy about the service’s purchase of four new oncology chairs for the Leongatha Hospital.

Reveal plans for Waratah Bay park, council urged MORE than one thousand people have called on South Gippsland Shire Council to be more open about its intentions for Waratah Bay Caravan Park. Mayor Cr Ray Argento last Wednesday presented council with a petition from Sue Shergold with 1088 signatures from residents within and outside of the shire. The petition called for: • the Waratah Bay park to be managed by private enterprise where it can be financially vi-

able, support local tourism and negate the financial burden on taxpayers; • to consult with stakeholders of South Gippsland caravan parks to devise fair and more achievable guidelines that achieve maximum usage of Crown land caravan parks, “which ultimately benefits local business dependent on tourism”; and • demand transparency from council regarding future plans for the Waratah Bay Caravan Park and therefore be held accountable for its actions. Council officers will prepare a report in response to the peti-

tion for the July council meeting. Cr Jeremy Rich said council was now considering the management of all caravan parks and council would consider the petition in doing so. The Waratah Bay park is run by a private operator, but could be operated directly by council. Council’s management of the Yanakie and Long Jetty caravan parks has been a contentious issue, with concerns about the displacement of annuals and the cost to ratepayers, whereas council believes that long term, the parks will provide council with another income stream.

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LAST Tuesday, Year 12 students from Sandringham Secondary College dropped in to Welshpool and District Primary School to give a musical performance. Four Welshpool students were picked to go up the front and dance while playing an air guitar. Chelsea Brown was invited to sing with the band and solo. THE children at Tarwin Lower Primary School recently enjoyed after school activities that included a scavenger hunt, a newspaper fashion parade and a delicious dinner prepared by parent Saving lives: from left, Mary MacKillop College students Brigid Johnson, Jordan Egan, Mrs Colleen Herbert, Roshi Saini, Hannah Carew, volunteers. Grades Prep and One students went home Claire Wylie, Kaitlyn Funnell, Brianna Cicala, Katie Baido, teacher Meg Steenholdt, Rachel Rosse and deputy principal John Ryan showed while the rest of the school watched the film, Lego their support to South Sudan by raising money and awareness. Batman, and slept over.

Hundreds raised for South Sudan MARY MacKillop College raised money to go towards Caritas Australia to deliver lifesaving food and water to countries most in need, including South

Sudan, Kenya and Malawi. Currently, there are 23 million people on the brink of famine in South Sudan and other areas of East Africa and Yemen. Students and staff wore the colours represented

HELP Friends of the Prom plant trees on National Tree Day, Sunday, July 30. Meet up at Tidal River, Wilsons Promontory Nain the flag of South Sudan last Thursday along with tional Park between 10am and 2.30pm. a donation. A barbeque lunch will be provided. For more information call 03 8427 2122 or regis“The college and justice captains did a great job of organising the fundraiser,” deputy principal John ter online Register early to reserve your trees. Ryan said.

Legacy widows party SOUTH Gippsland Legacy Widow Club had a special 30th birthday celebration lunch for its Inverloch club on June 21. With 50 widows, carers and legatees in attendance, the club was also delighted to welcome Melbourne Legacy president Graeme and his wife Judith for some good old fashioned country cooking and fellowship at the Inverloch RSL. Singer Peter Nicholl with Keaton accompanying him on the

keyboard kept all entertained during the afternoon with timeless songs from the theatre and some good old fashioned banter. Later, president Graeme and Dorothy Bullen, at 98 years, the oldest Inverloch Legacy Widow, ably cut the birthday cake. The Inverloch Legacy Girls and Legatees recently travelled to the Wonthaggi State Coal Mine and enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea at the mine cafe followed by a walk around the lovely manicured gardens and historical buildings.

Support: from left, South Gippsland Heart Support group branch treasurer John Kurrle, South Gippsland branch president Bill Ross, Heart Support Australia director John Grenon Celebrations called for: president of Melbourne Legacy Legatee Graeme Plumridge and and South Gippsland branch secretary Janne Grenon welcomed new patron, Gippsland South Inverloch Legacy Widow 98 year old Dorothy Bullen cut the birthday cake at the recent MLA Danny O’Brien (middle) to the South Gippsland Heart Support group. Inverloch Legacy Widows Club’s 30th birthday celebration at the Inverloch RSL hall.

O’Brien is new patron of Heart Support group GIPPSLAND South MLA Danny O’Brien has taken on an entirely new role as patron of Heart Support Australia’s South Gippsland branch.

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Stellar lineup for Sounds of Summer “They have the opportunity to perform on a big stage alongside nationally recognised artists,” Kate said. “Local traders and tourism operators also benefit by the increased volThe lineup confirmed so far inume of people in town during the festicludes Ross Wilson of Daddy Cool val period. It’s a fabulous way to show fame, Glenn Shorrock of Little River our region to a wide audience and hope Band and the multi-talented Wendy they extend their stay, explore extenMatthews. sively and return again next year.” They will play alongside talented Nearly 2100 people attended the locals Bed of Embers and Mat Morfirst festival last December and Kate gan, who will open the festival at the is hoping to double that this year - or Inverloch Recreation Reserve on Frieven better, reach the reserve capacity day, December 29, 2017. of 5000. Hear Famous Will, a renowned artThe Inverloch and District Commuist on the festival circuit who plays a nity Branch of the Bendigo Bank is the range of covers and originals that evfestival’s major supporter again. eryone is sure to love. Trevor Dando, chairman of the InWilson will play second last, with verloch bank branch’s marketing and the show to be finished in memorable business development committee, sees fashion by Melbourne-based Afrithe Inverloch Sounds of Summer as a can reggae band Sol Nation, known for wonderful opportunity to build comtheir high energy dancing tunes. munity spirit and pride. Festival-goers will be treated to su“The Inverloch and District Comperb local food and wine, the Sounds munity Bank Branch strives to ensure of Summer Bar supported by Over the new and emerging community initiaTop Events to be held in a marquee, tives are encouraged and well supported, particularly those that have wide community benefit,” he said. “The 2017 Inverloch Sounds of Summer promises to build on the extremely successful 2016 event and add to the exciting atmosphere around the town at that time of the year. “We are keen to ensure our local Community Bank Branch is at the heart of this vibe once again in 2017, and as a result the board has decided to be the major supporter. “Inverloch and District Community Bank Branch relishes opportunities to leverage its funds for the benefit of the local community, as well as telling our Family friendly: Inverloch children Ryder and Saylor Pedlow, with Kate bank’s story of community support, Adkins, are excited about the inclusion of the Sounds of Summer Adven- which has included giving in excess of $488,000 back to the community ture Park in this year’s festival. Photo courtesy of Shelley Price.

AUSTRALIAN music icons will perform at the second Sounds of Summer music festival at Inverloch this December.

promising a fun festival vibe. Families will appreciate the Sounds of Summer Adventure Park, with a range of entertainment for children to enjoy. The festival is presented by South Gippsland events company Events by Kate, and organiser Kate Adkins said, “The Inverloch Sounds of Summer captures everything that is fun about summertime. “It’s getting together with friends and family, enjoying gorgeous food and wine and listening to wonderful singers and entertainers in the warmth of a summer evening. “Inverloch comes alive during the festive season, with families in particular, flocking to our shores. We wanted to introduce a family friendly event that would appeal to both local residents and visitors alike, and bring everyone together in a relaxed summer atmosphere.” The festival provides an opportunity to showcase local food and wine vendors, as well as local artists.

Making it happen: from left, Inverloch and District Community Branch of the Bendigo Bank manager Cheryl Clasby, festival organiser Kate Adkins from Events By Kate and Trevor Dando, Inverloch Community Bank director are thrilled to be partnering again for the 2017 festival. Photo courtesy of Shelley Price. over a 10 year period through different supporter relationships and media platforms.” Mr Dando said Community Bank branches provide communities with more than just quality banking services. “They deliver employment opportunities for local people, keep local capital in the community, are a local investment option for shareholders and provide an important source of revenue for community projects. It is all about working together locally and building

social capacity,” he said. A limited number of early bird tickets have been released at special prices, ending July 30 or until sold out. For information and ticket purchases go to The festival is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to support the festival whilst advertising their brand. To find out more, email for more information about packages.

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Letters to the Editor

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E D I T O R I A L Time to talk about drinking, gambling THE results of the 2017 community satisfaction survey have South Gippsland Shire Council wanting to improve its community engagement rating. Here is an opportunity for council to do just that: implement the first recommendation of its liquor and gambling strategy, adopted at last Wednesday’s council meeting, with that priority being the staging of a community forum to address the startling impacts of alcohol and gambling on the shire. The strategy states more people die in South Gippsland due to alcohol than anywhere else in Gippsland. The strategy also mentioned South Gippslanders lose nearly $18,000 a day to gambling. That is a significant amount of money that, if spent at local businesses, could result in beneficial economic spin-offs rather than going to government taxes and pokies revenue. Council has been advised, by the strategy, to facilitate an annual stakeholder forum with police, the Australian Hoteliers Association, liquor retailers and welfare agencies about the impact of gambling and alcohol and how this can be addressed. Drinking and gambling are widely renowned as mechanisms for coping for stressors in life, and this could well be the case in this shire given the report states South Gippslanders report a very high level of psychological distress – in fact one of the highest such rates in Victoria. Council was unable to shed light on why this stress rate is so high before The Star went to print, but the state of the dairy industry could safely be assumed to be at least one contributing factor. A sense of being connected to family, friends and community can lower stress levels, and perhaps the high levels of social isolation mentioned in the strategy could also be playing a part in locals’ stress levels and therefore partly explain why they are turning to drinking and gambling to escape. Talking with understanding people can make a significant difference to one’s problems, or at least perception of them, and so the community is urged to back council’s leadership on this issue and support the forum for the sake of everyone’s health – and finances.

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

Councillor fails to restrain CEO By Brad Lester SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council CEO Tim Tamlin would have too much power if allowed to award contracts valued at more than $250,000, Cr Jeremy Rich told council last Wednesday. The CEO now has the power to award contracts valued at under $250,000 and last Wednesday, councillors were asked to authorise the CEO to award contracts of above that amount. Cr Rich was the only councillor to vote against allowing Mr Tamlin to award the contracts, saying “I have reluctance to put too much power in the position, especially in a position that is not democratically elected. “We may be moving too quickly. We have some other democratic issues that I believe need addressing.” Cr Rich was looking at the gallery as he spoke, prompting Cr Meg Edwards to call a point of order, saying Cr Rich should address the mayor Cr Ray Argento when talking. The mayor upheld her point of order. Cr Rich objected. Cr Lorraine Brunt said the projects concerned had been approved by council and authorising the CEO to act was a way of fast tracking the process. The contracts related to: Powneys Road Bridge ($320,000), Bena-Kongwak Road Bridge ($2.1 million), footpath renewal program ($319,13), Meeniyan Commons ($400,000), Koonwarra landfill leachate evaporation system ($431,574), Leongatha netball court development ($300,000), Bair Street streetscape ($4.61 million), Franklin River Reserve toilet renewal ($258,600), Mirboo North Hall toilet renewal ($273,293), Toora pool design and stage one toilet and kiosk refurbishment ($311,311), Waratah Bay Caravan Park toilet block ($435,215), Long Jetty Caravan Park toilet block ($376,419) and Federal Blackspot Program ($557,000).

AN open letter to South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Ray Argento. Financials of the South Gippsland Shire Council detail accumulated losses of $2.74 million over three years since 2016. Despite these losses, council continues to increase its expenditure. Employee costs continue to increase while no attempts are made to reduce a bloated and top heavy employee establishment. Budget staffing costs of $25.8 million for a ratepayer base of 19,385 rateable properties generating $40.9 million in rates and charges are

ridiculous. Senior officers’ remuneration, close on the heels of the CEO, is alarmingly high. Not surprisingly, the rates are exorbitantly high. Council refuses requests for a detailed employee establishment. Councillors, the Local Government Act 1989 does not prohibit the provision of these requested details, so why the secrecy? What or who is more important than ratepayers? Questions remain in relation to capital expenditure. We are of the opinion that capital expenditure of $23 million increasing to $25 million in 2020-21, and largely dependent on grants income but also costly ratepayers’ funds, is not detailed sufficiently to provide justification.

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Information related to millions of dollars spent on caravan parks remains unanswered. We consider the management of the caravan parks by council to be a monumental disaster. We demand full disclosure without fear or favour, and that those responsible will be held to account. In previous years exorbitant rate increases were used to reduce very high debt and at the same time bankroll increasingly higher spending, in particular payroll expenditure. Unfortunately for ratepayers, ever increasing higher expenditure continued after the debt was paid off around 2012, and rates skyrocketed. Mr Mayor, we hereby request the following information, in printed format handed

to us without qualifications: In detail, by line item, and meaningful description council’s expenditure in relation to the Proposed Budget 2017-18, materials and services $21,130 million and other expenses $3573. This is a massive unexplained expenditure, in particular when compared to an income from rates and charges of $40.935 million. We are of the firm opinion expenditure of such magnitude, demanding such an enormous impost on the ratepayers, must be justified and made available to the provider of the funds, the ratepayer. Gus Blaauw, treasurer, South Gippsland Action Group.

VOXPOP! VOX “What do you like about your local library?”

“I like the variety of available books, the DVD section and coming in to write my novel. It’s inspiring.” Veronica Kilpin, Leongatha.

“I like the information you can gain and the community environment. It’s a great meeting point and I like the story time for the little ones.” Debbie McKinnon, Leongatha.

“The Leongatha Library is such a great resource centre, the electronics are great and the staff are very helpful.” Roger Gay.

“The Leongatha library provides a fantastic facility and I think it’s a bit small for Leongatha and its future.” Jeff Osborn.

Council to keep Korumburra in the loop By Brad Lester THE Korumburra community will be kept informed of a proposal to sell land owned by South Gippsland Shire Council to make way for a new IGA supermarket. Council last Wednesday voted to adopt an engagement plan to tell the public about its likely intention to sell the site of the Korumburra library, Federation Art Gallery, Korumburra and District Historical Society and meeting space to Michael’s IGA. The supermarket chain recently submitted a planning

permit application to council for a new supermarket on the site, at the corner of Commercial and King streets. The engagement plan explains the steps involved in considering the supermarket application and the land sale, as well finding new locations for the library, gallery and society. The existing building will likely be demolished to make way for the supermarket. Council will also consider the financial implications of selling the land, and undertaking a planning and cost-benefit analysis of future community facility needs. Cr Lorraine Brunt was disappointed no supermarket chain other than IGA was interested in the site, in

order to bring competition to the supermarket sector in Korumburra. However she welcomed IGA’s confidence in the town. Cr Andrew McEwen said the development could be a “turning point” for Korumburra. “Korumburra is growing rapidly. There is a large number of new homes being built every year,” he said. “There will be spill-over investment into the main street. “It is a shot in the arm for South Gippsland and particularly for Korumburra.” Cr Aaron Brown said the land sale could give council the funds to build a “really great library and a really great community hub”.

Bring colour back to ’Burra WHERE have all the flowers gone in Korumburra? That was the question put to South Gippsland Shire Council recently by Korumburra Community Development and Action’s Shirley Cowling. She said the town’s median strips were bland without floral colour and noted Korumburra Community Development and Action had written to council calling for brighter public gardens. Ms Cowling said Korumburra has a

“patchwork quilt” of plants in the median strips in Commercial Street and wondered if the plants were leftover from other jobs. “We need to have a lot of colour and brighten up our town entrances for people on their way to the Prom,” she said. Cr Andrew McEwen said he had received a dozen complaints about the poor state of Korumburra’s public garden beds. “They’re not up to the standard of those in Leongatha,” he said.

Backflip saves councils SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has welcomed news a proposal that would have cost council money has been abandoned by the State Government. The government did not proceed with unpopular plans to centralise property valuations for the entire state to ValuerGeneral’s office in Melbourne. The plan would have forced all councils across the state to use property valuations from the Valuer-General’s office, rather than use local expertise with in-house council based valuers, as has been done successfully for many years. The proposed changes also meant valuations would have been made every year, rather than the current two years. Council CEO Tim Tamlin said, “We are pleased to hear property valuations will remain a local government responsibility to be undertaken every two years. “With estimations of $20 million in additional costs every second year across Victorian councils we are fortunate no changes have been implemented.” Eastern Victoria Region MLC Melina Bath detailed the concerns of both councils and property owners in parliament before the back-down. “One of the key things about in-house property valuations is that such valuers understand and know the terrain,” Ms Bath said. “They understand the local topography, weather conditions and soil conditions and the lay of the land in their area.” “This move will create an increase in council costs and a loss of jobs and will result in a centralised control of valuations in the heart of the city.” The move was also condemned in the Environment and Planning Committee’s Fourth Report into Rate Capping Policy, which stated, “The committee notes concerns that valuers employed by councils and associated staff could be made redundant as a result of this policy change, and that the redundancy payments could cause financial pressure for councils.”

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Skate ramp ordeal rolls on THE biggest skating ramp in the southern hemisphere continues to cause controversy in the Nyora community. The megaramp at 80 Restlee Drive has sparked opposition from neighbours in the past, concerned about the impact of the massive ramp on their right to peace. Now the owner, Peter Wilson, has built an accommodation building and boardwalk on his 4.6ha property without planning permission. Last Wednesday, South Gippsland Shire Council granted a retrospective permit for the works. Council received 12 objections to the latest permit application, citing amenity and environmental concerns. The building to be used for accommodation has three bedrooms, a bathroom, toilet and living area.

Making memories: Peter Wilson (right), the owner of the megaramp at Nyora, enjoys fun times with friends at his big boys’ playground. Photo: Facebook. The retrospective permit application also included retrospective approval for two existing horse shelters and approval

to build a further two horse shelters and to extend the boardwalk. Neighbours have tried to stop the

megaramp in the past by taking the matter to the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). Cr Aaron Brown backed the retrospective permit, saying the attraction would “encourage people from all over the world who want to come use this facility to come and stay, and potentially have a look at what this shire has to offer”. Deputy mayor Cr Maxine Kiel wondered if approving the permit retrospectively would encourage other people to not follow planning procedures. Cr Lorraine Brunt opposed granting a permit, saying the megaramp was an unsuitable use of land zoned rural living, with noise affecting neighbours’ privacy, particularly when they “pay good rates”. The permit was granted with the support of councillors Andrew McEwen, Alyson Skinner, Don Hill, Aaron Brown and Meg Edwards. In opposition were councillors Brunt, mayor Ray Argento and Kiel.

Art boost Holiday restrictions for horses

BASS Coast Shire Council endorsed a Bass Coast Shire Council Arts Advisory Committee at its recent meeting. The committee will support arts and culture as per the Arts and Culture Plan 20152019. In establishing this new committee, the Public Arts Reference Committee has been dissolved. Cr Michael Whelan also put up an alternative motion for the committee to advertise expressions of interest. “This is an opportunity to talk about music and arts in the wider community,” he said. “There’s opportunity there for groups and representatives to provide their expertise to the committee, instead of relying on the resources in the confines of council and the advisory group.”

By Tayla Kershaw FOR 13 days of the year, horses will be restricted from the Corinella Foreshore. Bass Coast Shire Council supported the Corinella Foreshore Committee’s request to implement a permit system for horse riders, which included the condition that horses could not be on the beach from Christmas Day to New Year’s Day, Australia Day, or from Good Friday to Easter Monday. It also includes an annual fee. Professional trainers residing in Bass Coast and registered with Racing Victoria will pay a $500 fee, professional trainers registered with Racing

Victoria outside Bass Coast will pay $2500, pony clubs within Bass Coast will pay $300 with a maximum of five riders on the beach, pony clubs outside Bass Coast will pay $1000, and recreational riders from outside Bass Coast will pay $75. Recreational riders living in Bass Coast will not be required to pay. Cr Clare Le Serve said, “Our local horse riders are passionate but there are also environmental impacts to consider,” she said. “I support the committee of management because it does an amazing job and has taken a lot of flak for this. “In Coronet Bay, the numbers swell and there could be around 5000 people in town over Christmas

and major holidays. There’s always going to be competing interests and a concern about public liability, but this still gives trainers the opportunity to use the beach.” Cr Stephen Fullarton argued against charging pony clubs to use the beach. “I don’t think anyone has the right to change how people have been living for years and I see no need for the restrictions,” he said. “We are going to be charging pony clubs to let children ride on the beach. I refuse to be part of a council that would restrict its children.” He was also taken aback by the cost to improve the access track on Norsemens Road, which was estimated at up to $37,815.

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Coal mine powers up By Tayla Kershaw WONTHAGGI’S State Coal Mine is embracing renewable energy and this is just the beginning for Bass Coast.

The Energy Innovation Co-operative received $241,850 from the State Government’s New Energy Jobs Fund to undertake the project. The funding will enable the co-operative to install 86kW solar panels and an initial 23kWh battery storage at the coal mine as part of the Old EnergyNew Energy project. “We are very excited by our success with this grant, which will allow us to install such a large solar and battery array locally. Locals and visitors alike will be able to see it in action, reducing carbon emissions by more than 150,000 kilograms annually,” cooperative chair Moragh Mackay said. “Getting battery technology up and running locally is especially of interest to many people. This is very exciting news.” The co-operative hopes to have the solar panel installed at the mine in the next 12 months. It will then work to generate more interest from the community. Parks Victoria will support the co-operative’s Southern CORE Fund, which will open the gates for more community groups to install solar panels. As part of a separate stage of the project, the cooperative will loan money to help community groups to install solar panels. Those groups will then pay back the money into the Southern CORE Fund. This is a revolving fund. The money paid off by community groups will be used to install more solar panels across the region. Bass Coast Shire Council mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield expressed council’s appreciation and support for the project and funding. “Council is pleased to be supporting the Energy Innovation Co-operative’s lead Old Energy, New Energy project through both a financial and in kind contribution, looks forward to seeing the project completed, and sharing the outcomes with the community and visitors to our region,” Cr Rothfield said. “The project is innovative and educational, and demonstrates how we can showcase our history with today’s technology. “We are fortunate to have an enthusiastic and capable community group with a strong environmental focus making a positive difference to the community in which we live.”

Transition: from left, Energy Innovation Co-operative board director Bruce Hyden, Bass Coast Community Foundation deputy chair Delyce Graham, Friends of the State Coal Mine president Steve Harrop, Energy Innovation Co-operative board director Peter Wonfor, Energy Innovation Co-operative director John Coulter, Energy Innovation Co-operative chair Moragh Mackay, Bass Coast Community Foundation member David Wall and Bass Coast Shire Council mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield were pleased to announce solar panels will be installed at the Wonthaggi State Coal Mine. The Bass Coast Community Foundation is also a major contributor for the project. It will fund $60,000 over the next four years. “The foundation doesn’t often have an appetite for risk, but we are courageous when the community gets behind a project it really believes in. We are very excited about this project,” foundation deputy chair Delyse Graham said. The project will also include an educational element to help the community move away from fossil fuel. Further stages of the project include further community, school and post school training in new tech-

nologies. “We hope to work in with the Friends of the State Coal Mine to exploit the theme of Old Energy-New Energy. We will celebrate the history of the iconic site, but also talk about the transition to renewable energy,” Ms Mackay said. “This will provide further education for the community and help groups analyse the different types of renewable energy to find what suits their needs. “We are grateful for the volunteer hours the groups involved have put in to allow us to be successful in a grant of this calibre.”

South Gippsland Shire briefs Councillors pay rates set MAYOR Cr Ray Argento will receive $76,521 this year and his councillors $24,730 each, after South Gippsland Shire Council voted to set councillor allowances last Wednesday. The mayor and councillors also receive 9.5 percent superannuation. The rates concur with those for a category two council, of which council is one. Cr Alyson Skinner felt councillors were worth their remuneration given the amount of time and energy they contribute.

Caring for Mossvale NEW fees and limited use of Mossvale Park will be introduced to protect the horticultural icon at Berrys Creek. The park’s famous trees will be protected by restrictions on use of the park, including a maximum of six major commercial events between December 1 and April 30, with the most in any calendar month being two events.

Cr Andrew McEwen noted the number of people Council will charge $500 for a major commercial event, with the funds going towards park im- under 25 volunteering was now the same as the baby provements. Further fees will be applied to use of a boomers generation. parking area and the sound shell. Cr Don Hill said the policy arose as a result of the impact uncontrolled events were having on trees. Deputy mayor Cr Maxine Kiel said Mossvale Park was “a hidden treasure”. A long term Mossvale Park Management and CR ALYSON Skinner is South Gippsland Infrastructure Development Plan will be developed Shire Council’s new representative on the West in partnership with the Mossvale Park Advisory Gippsland Regional Library Corporation board. She replaces Cr Meg Edwards who resigned due Committee incorporating these changes. to a personal circumstance that has the potential to lead to an ongoing conflict of duty with the appointment. SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will consider Before joining council, Cr Edwards has wanted establishing youth consultative networks as re- to pursue co-working spaces for small business and quired to engage with young people in the shire, the library board has also indicated an interest in in place of a youth council run in the past. such a project. The networks will be less formal and be easier Cr Skinner was the previous substitute for Cr for young people to access, and help shape council Edwards. Cr Lorraine Brunt was named substitute in services relating to youth. place of Cr Skinner. Council will also create a Youth Engagement Strategy to implement youth related activities. These ideas came about of a review of council’s NEW guidelines apply to South Gippsland Shire Youth Policy.

New face on library board

Youth focus

Grants reviewed

Council’s Community Grants.

Maximum funding allocation to applications in the Celebrations, Festival and Events category has increased from $5000 to $10,000. Applicants to the grants are no longer limited to one grant a year and applications to Emergency Grants Program will be assessed as received, rather than having to meet a deadline. Council will expect a funding contribution of 50 percent, not 15 percent. Some categories have also been changed, with Quick Response Grants becoming Small Grants, Small Emergency Grants becoming Emergency Grants, Projects and Equipment changing to Minor Projects and Equipment, and Major Projects now known as Major Projects and Equipment. Planning and Development Studies is now titled Planning and Development Reports. Round one of the 2017-18 Community Grants Program opened on Saturday. Director corporate and community services Faith Page said, “The Community Grants program is so diverse. It can financially support community initiatives that enhance the quality of life, heritage, recreation and cultural opportunities for local residents. “The application process itself is simple to complete because we want to make it accessible to all.”

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Refugees display courage THE theme for Refugee Week last week was ‘With courage let us all combine’, a line from Australia’s national anthem. Many of the refugees who come to Australia are courageous. The film Constance on the Edge was screened by South Gippsland Rural Australians for Refugees (SGRAR) recently and showed the courage of a Sudanese mother who had shepherded her children through hunger, past bombs, marauding armies, in Sudan, as well as a Kenyan refugee camp to arrive in Australia. Her trials and tribulation were not over as she and her children had to learn the customs and laws of Australian society while struggling with past traumas. SGRAR members believe Australians need courage to meet the refugees where they are; to welcome them even if they do not speak English, do not know our laws, or customs. “We need to hold out our hand and gently, patiently walk with the strangers until they learn

our ways and we learn some of theirs,” SGRAR’s Felicia Di Stefano said. The Harmonisers enhanced the evening by leading the audience in freedom songs and Dr Fiona Hill spoke about her Syrian family whom she is attempting to bring to Australia. Last Saturday, members of SGRAR rallied again to show their support for refugee families in detention and to spread the message - close the Manus and Nauru camps. Passersby and those attending the rally signed a letter to McMillan MP Russell Broadbent drawing attention to the plight of refugees. SGRAR’s Jessica Harrison said, “On Wednesday, July 19, SGRAR will take part in nationwide local candlelight vigils to make a stand for refugee justice. “The offshore detention centres should be immediately evacuated. Four years is too long. Our vigil will be 5.30pm to 6.30pm outside the Wonthaggi Library.” To join SGRAR, contact Felicia at sgrar07@ In song: from left, The Harmonisers Danielle Paulson and Jacquie Paulson entertained at the Refugee Week event held by South Gippsland Rural Australians for Refugees.

Winter woollies LEONGATHA Primary School students and staff wore pyjamas, onesies and ugg boots to school on Friday, the last day of term two. Everyone donated a gold coin on the day for

the school representative council to build new seating areas around the grounds. There was also a raffle fundraiser to win a bicycle. The money raised will go towards the Tour De Cure foundation.

Comfy wear: Leongatha Primary School Preps from left, Levi, Noah, Cooper and Amy wore their pyjamas to school on Friday for the last day of term two.

Country Roads Pj weather: Leongatha Primary School Preps from left, Taj, Lucy and Jemma kept warm in their pyjamas on Friday for the last day of term.

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Bass Coast Council briefs Fireworks to make a comeback FIREWORKS may feature in Phillip Island’s New Year’s Eve celebrations this year. Bass Coast Shire Council was asked to support a 9.30pm fireworks display on the Cowes jetty, subject to Parks Victoria approval. A piazza style street effort may also be included. Mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield said New Year’s Eve had been an ongoing issue in Cowes. “We’re looking forward to seeing a reinvigorated event in Cowes to bring in what will be a very big year for the Island, which is celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary later in 2018,” she said. Council will provide $13,000, which will fund security, first aid and fireworks if approved.

Recycle bank open all week THE Cowes Recycle Bank will now be open seven days a week.


Currently open from 10.30am to 3.30pm Friday to Tuesday, the facility will also open from 1pm to 5pm on Wednesday and Thursday. Mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield said fellow councillor Stephen Fullarton had received requests for extended hours from local businesses. “Some of the feedback received from local businesses indicated that having the Recycle Bank open on weekends was of no benefit to

them as they usually operate on weekdays,” she said. “Having the facility open seven days creates a better balance between local businesses wanting to dispose of waste during the week, and community members using it to clean up their properties on weekends.” Bass Coast Shire Council will notify residents of the changes.

Road upgrades in Pioneer Bay FOLLOWING feedback from residents, Bass Coast Shire Council will continue to push for upgrades to roads and drainage in Pioneer Bay. The works proposed include full road and drainage upgrades, speed humps and pedestrian pathways. This design choice comes at a low cost to council and property owners. Council underwent a number of extensive consultation workshops to come to this decision. “Residents from the estate have been involved from the very beginning, from identifying road and drainage issues in the area, to helping develop the design option,” mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield said. “We do have a legacy in Bass Coast of urban areas without suitable drainage, sealed roads and footpaths, and working with the local community, we hope to improve conditions for residents in the Pioneer Bay estate.”

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Leongatha Lions recognise duo THE efforts of two passionate Lions members were recognised at the Lions Club of Leongatha’s changeover dinner recently. Retiring club president Lynn Robertson noted the passing of the club’s last charter member, Robert (Bob) Burden and the retirement of Stan Markley after 24 years of service to the club. Mr Robertson also welcomed two new members to the club, Peter and Denise Marris, and thanked secretary Roger Marke, assistant secretary Glenda Marshman and assistant Gerry Shellcott. Robertson gave his best wishes to the upcoming Lions Club President Allister Dowling and the incoming board all the best for the year ahead. “As you climb the corporate ladder of success be nice to the people you step on on the way up for they are probably the same people you meet

on the way down,” Mr Robertson said. The club has been involved in many catering, barbecue activities and events throughout the year, including catering for the Friday night convention barbecue and clearing sales. Members took part in the Good Friday Fun Run and helped with local schools. Guest speakers at the club meetings included Lions centenary chairperson Trish Chandler who spoke about the 100 years of International Lionism, cyclist Colin Boyd, pilates instructor Leah Dal Poso, Peter Evans about his European tourism business, Timor volunteer Max Hall, trekker Sue Kemp and chairman Rod Jackson.

Past and present: from left, outgoing Lions Club of Leongatha president Lynn Robertson passes the bat to new president Allister Dowling.

Intersection on the backburner DESPITE a push from Cr Les Larke, Wonthaggi’s Murray Street-Biggs Drive intersection will not be prioritised. Although Bass Coast Shire Council agreed the intersection was dangerous, councillors felt it would not be appropriate to reprioritise council’s local road and safety improvement program. Cr Larke initially requested the intersection be moved to the top of the list with an allocation of $20,000 to improve pedestrian safety. “There is a significant amount of traffic in this community centre, which connects the supermarket, the medical hub and the senior citizens’ centre,” he said. “We’ve all seen people running the gauntlet

and I think this would be a worthwhile program. There is no intersection in Wonthaggi that causes the same level of distress.” His fellow councillors were against the motion, pointing out there were other dangerous roads worthy of council’s attention already on the list. “This is a tough one. In theory I agree with Cr Larke that this intersection does need a lot of work. However, there is a process and I don’t want to see anyone jumping the queue,” deputy mayor Cr Brett Tessari said. Council agreed to continue to consider further pedestrian improvements at the intersection, following the completion of the Wonthaggi Activity Centre Plan.

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Women urged to value selves THE night was fresh on the shortest day of the year, the Winter Solstice, Wednesday, June 21.

Everyone’s a winner: from left, recipients of the door prizes at the Southern Business Women’s Network’s dinner at the Koonwarra Hall were Julie Blakeman, Sharon Fisher, Kaeylene Shervell, Margaret Denbrok, Rebecca Parker, Trudy Flemming, Gillian Mertens, Kelly Walker, Rosemary Rigby, Sandra Hayward and Jessica Bell.

At the Koonwarra Hall, a crowd of 80 women packed in, with Brent Sinclair catering for the monthly Southern Business Women’s Network (SBWN) dinner. The SBWN is open to any woman in the area, whether in business or not. Meeting at a different venue each month to catchup, have a wonderful meal, listen to guest speakers, network, and make some wonderful friends, it’s an inspirational and friendly environment to be a part of. The evening posed an interesting topic and it is no surprise why so many women turned up. The subject was the Elephant in the Room. SBWN treasurer and MC for the night, Julie Blackman, addressed the room and after a few jokes, introduced the speaker for the evening. The SBWN’s president Megan Vuillermin, a highly experienced personal coach and human behavioural expert, took to the floor. She has mentored so many people, from classrooms to boardrooms. And along the way, from overcoming her own personal experience with cancer and depression, to her counselling school students, she realised there was an epidemic in our midst. Something everyone suffers from

at some stage or another, poor self-worth. A poor self-worth can contaminate the soul, causing so much harm to a person and those around them. Someone with poor self-worth might suffer from anxiety, depression, stress, have bad health, make poor choices, like staying in a bad relationship, deciding to do drugs or abuse alcohol. It can have a negative impact on everyday living, and have some very severe consequences. Originally created for school girls, the Self-Worth Project soon had parents and teachers approaching Megan on advice about how they too can achieve positive self-worth. And so, the Self-Worth Project, became more than it was originally intended for. Throughout the evening a workbook was filled out by each of the members, for their own personal use. It consisted of gauging their own self-worth, getting to know themselves, how to teach their brain to switch a negative thought to a positive thought, and tips on how to compliment themselves and accept it. By the end of the evening, 80 women left with the knowledge of how to achieve a higher self-worth, and to create awareness amongst others. #TheSelfWorthProject If you or anyone you know suffers from depression or have thoughts of suicide please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Girls fly flag for junior CFA DURING the recent South Gippsland Group of Fire Brigades’ training day at Dumbalk recently, Meeniyan and Stony Creek brigades watched from a safe distance. Interestingly, all of Meeniyan and Stony Creek Brigade’s junior members are all girls, aged between 11 and 16. “It wasn’t by design that we’ve recruited all these girls. We’ve had a couple of members’ daughters join and then they’ve brought a friend,” brigade junior leader Charlie Young said. “We have seven junior members and two girls have just joined the senior ranks. They’ve just done their minimum skills and are as keen as mustard. “We expect we’ll have another two juniors graduate next year.” Mr Young, who was also a junior at Meeniyan “way, way back”, said the brigade

works hard to keep the youngsters interested and engaged in brigade training. “We do something different every night. Just recently we had a junior versus senior night competition, and they absolutely slaughtered us! We do visits to other emergency services, social events, guest speakers, camp weekends away and our juniors attend group exercises. “We do hope it gives them an interest in joining as seniors, but you get to the 14 to15 year age group and some drop out with their school workload or other commitments. “We do have a lot that come through to be good senior firefighters and leaders themselves but you can’t push them in to it.” Mr Young said with those juniors who go on to pursue other interests, the brigade hopes they will return to CFA or other service groups when they’re older. Meeniyan and Stony Creek juniors meet on the first and third Monday of the month (bar school holidays) from 7pm to 8.30pm. Boys and girls are always welcome.

Mayor’s message Cr Ray Argento AT last week’s council meeting, council adopted the Annual Budget for the 2017-18 financial year following much deliberation. This budget provides a clear blueprint for a sustainable future that builds on recent successes in advocating for our community. Last year, with the help of our community, we resolved to work within the 2.5 percent rate cap without having to reduce levels of service. I am proud to say we will do the same again in 2017-18 under the two percent cap. This budget highlights council’s commitment to finding the most efficient and effective way to manage our assets and provide services to the community. We know that we’ve been entrusted with an enormous responsibility. This budget is our best effort to match the wishes of you, our community, with our need for financial prudence. Sixty-seven written submissions were received and considered from the Proposed Budget in May as part of the budget exhibition process. As part of this consideration, council passed an amendment to receive a report on how we could reduce salaries and on-costs to 2016-17 levels. Our total budgeted expenditure in-

cludes $22.7 million on a capital works program featuring around $1.8 million on roads and reseals, over $5.5 million on various town streetscapes and $500,000 on footpath renewals. The $22.7 million is $2.3 million higher than allocated in 2016-17 and significantly higher than recent previous financial years. This is a major achievement in a rate capped environment and it is required to ensure our community has vital infrastructure for the liveability of South Gippsland. Planning and monitoring our budget will help us identify expenditures, adapt quickly as our financial situation changes and achieve our financial goals. This was an interesting process for this new team of councillors and when you actually see the breakdown of expenses, you may be surprised by what you find. This process is essential to fully grasping how things can add up and why prioritising is essential. Congratulations are in order for my fellow councillors and council staff for producing a financially stable budget and thank you to our residents who considered the budget and made submissions. To view the adopted budget please visit council’s website.

Time for snuggles: Inverloch Preschool groups recently celebrated the winter solstice with pyjama days, complete with teddy bear picnics. Among the children and staff enjoying the fun were, from left, Orli, educator Jodie Truman, Eli, Rahvi, educator Helina Morgan and Jordan.

New road rule in effect THE State Government has introducing new road rules to protect emergency workers on our roads. From July 1, drivers must safely slow to 40km/h when passing a stationary or slow-moving emergency vehicle that is responding to an emergency with flashing lights or a siren sounding. After passing the vehicle, drivers should not increase speed again until reaching a safe distance from the scene, so that emergency workers can do their job without fear of being hit by passing traffic. A number of emergency workers have been killed and injured on Victorian roads after being struck by passing vehicles or debris. A recent survey also found that almost one in five emergency service workers said they’d had four or more ‘near misses’ while stopped on the roadside over the past three years. These incidents are considered commonplace, but are often not recorded. The new rule will apply to Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Country Fire Authority and State Emergency Service vehicles.

It also applies to VicRoads Transport Safety Service vehicles with magenta flashing lights. Current road rules do not require drivers to reduce speed or take other action when passing a stationary emergency or enforcement vehicle. The rule is consistent with exist-

ing 40 km/h speed limit requirements in other areas where vulnerable road users are present, including roadwork sites and school zones. The fine for an infringement of the new road rule is $277 and the maximum court penalty is $793. No demerit points apply.

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Return to community Social media not all it’s cut out to be By Brad Lester SOCIAL media may not be the saviour of businesses, with people returning to traditional ways of connecting with retailers and their community. That was the message heard at a workshop about revitalising main streets at Meeniyan Hall last Tuesday, June 27. Gary Cattran, vice president of Mainstreet Australia, presented at the event held by South Gippsland Shire Council. Mainstreet Australia is a national voice for retail strips run by a volunteer committee. South Gippsland Shire Councillor Jeremy Rich said main streets in small country towns offer what social media cannot: face to face communication between businesspeople and customers. “We have the opportunity to offer a physical connection. If you look at it like that, the technology is ancillary,” he said. “We need to offer people the opportunity to connect in a world where there is more and more disconnect.” Mr Cattran said social media was a method for businesses to connect with their customers, particularly those in the younger market, but Korumburra hairdresser Rick Arestia noted not everyone cared about social media and his views were supported by others who said their customers did not use social media and so businesspeople needed other ways to connect with that clientele. Michael Lester of Gecko Studio Gallery at Fish Creek could sense a trend away from technology overload. “I reckon there is an opening for a business to advertise themselves as wi-fi free,” he said. Trust between a business and custom-

ers, Mr Cattran said, remains integral to securing returning clientele, and there was now a greater focus on offering an experience: both in-store and in the street. “It’s about what happens when you arrive in the street. It’s the whole feel. If you buy something and have to take it back, it’s part of the experience,” he said. An anchor point for a town, such as the bicycle fitting store in Korumburra, was “gold” for a main street, Mr Cattran said. Kate Pulham of Foster said strong regional centres, such as Leongatha is to South Gippsland, were valuable to retaining expenditure within a region. “Rather than people turning to the internet, would it not be better for them to shop in our shire?” she said, noting that what she cannot buy in Foster she buys in other towns in the shire. Council’s community strengthening coordinator Ned Dennis of Mirboo North noted his town was appealing to weekenders who wanted to visit somewhere unusual. Mr Cattran urged businesses and communities to enhance their main streets and communities by attracting new businesses, ensuring water quality was adequate, engaging youth, shopping locally, maintaining premises, cooperating with other businesses, being forward thinking, catering for seniors, and welcoming new ideas and newcomers. He suggested businesses offering similar products and services could collaborate by buying products and marketing together. Iconic events can also help reinvigorate a town, such as what the Lost Trades Fair has done for Kyneton by offering a unique attraction. The dominance of food outlets is

Towns united: representatives of South Gippsland towns came together at the Mainstreet Workshop at Meeniyan last Tuesday, June 27. From left, Noelene Cosson of Korumburra Business Association, presenter Gary Cattran of Mainstreet Australia, Kate Pulham of Foster Chamber of Commerce, Michael Lester of Fish Creek Development Group, South Gippsland Shire Council deputy mayor Cr Maxine Kiel, Catherine Waldron of Meeniyan Tourism and Traders, Cr Meg Edwards and council’s economic development project officer Claire Buckland. resulting in a loss of diversity in retail strips, Mr Cattran said, with food venues in Melbourne retail strips willing to pay more rent than other businesses. “Some of the hottest strips in Melbourne are down the back streets,” he said, noting businesspeople did not want to the higher rents charged for more prominent sites. About 30 people attended the Meeniyan workshop, among them retailers, and representatives of town associations and chambers of commerce from such towns as Loch, Korumburra, Leongatha, Mirboo North, Foster, Fish Creek and Venus Bay. There were also many staff from South Gippsland and Bass Coast councils, and councillors.

Visions for your towns PARTICIPANTS at the Mainstreet Workshop at Meeniyan Hall last Tuesday, June 27, were asked by presenter Gary Cattran, vice president of Maintstreet Australia, where they wanted to see their town in three years’ time. Here are some of the answers: Rick Arestia, Korumburra: the rejuvenation of Commercial Street, Great Southern Rail Trail extended from Leongatha to Korumburra, and retention of the town’s visitor information centre; Marty Thomas, Meeniyan: a new vis-

itor information centre in Meeniyan; Brian Hess, Korumburra: revitalisation of the railway precinct, with greater ties between the station and the main street; Ned Dennis, Mirboo North: a partnership between the sporting precinct and the main street to encourage sporting enthusiasts to shop in town; Brian Hoskins, Meeniyan: clean up unsightly areas around town and more paths for pedestrians; and Peter Twigg, Meeniyan: improved maintenance of the Great Southern Rail Trail. “We have brand new signage but the most important thing that cyclists want is a good surface”.

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Keeping costs down this winter WITH winter in full swing and energy costs rising, here are a few cost effective ways to reduce energy consumption during the colder months.

Keep warm: considering cuddling up in a blanket instead of increasing your thermostat this winter, to help save on energy bills. Chelsea Markley of Leongatha, on work experience at The Star last week, did just that.

Windows are a big source of unwanted heat loss in the winter. Fitting curtains and blinds that reduce heat loss and trap warmth saves on power bills and reduces impacts on the environment. Reduce heat loss in winter by closing curtains, blinds or shutters on cold, cloudy days, especially at night – this keeps the heat inside your home. Learn to love socks, or invest in some slippers. If your feet are cold, chances are the rest of your body will be too. If you are still feeling the chill, put on another jumper or cuddle up in a blanket rather than turning up the heat. Ideally set your winter heating to between 17 and 19 degrees. Every degree above that will cost you an extra 10 percent on heating bills. Using the timer on heating and turning it off when the house is unoccupied will also save money. Smaller spaces heat more quickly than larger spaces, so keeping doors closed and areas separated increase the efficiency of heating and you don’t pay to heat areas you are not using.

Don’t let heat escape unnecessarily. Keep your doors and windows shut when the heat is on. If your home has a fireplace you aren’t using, make sure the flue is closed and glass doors are in place to minimise heat loss. Turn ventilation fans off when they aren’t needed. Other ways to save electricity are addressing hot water use. It’s potentially the single biggest source of energy use in your home. Wash clothes in cold water and only wash full loads. Run the dishwasher only when it’s full and scrape plates first, then cold water rinse if they need it. Fit a low-flow showerhead (it’ll pay for itself in no time) and take shorter showers; Use appliances wisely—they could be responsible for as much as 33 percent of your energy bill; Turn off additional fridges and freezers when not needed and think about getting rid of these. Use lids on pots while cooking, fill the kettle and pots with only as much water as you need. Dry clothes on the line, not in a dryer—it’s free; and Turn it off at the wall. Standby power can account for more than 10 percent of your household electricity use.

Any items with a little light on or clock are using power, and your mobile phone charger is drawing power even when your phone is not plugged in. Turn off appliances at the wall when you’re not using them. It’s an easy way to save energy. Consider smart power boards and take control of your technology. Information courtesy http://

Easy savings: smart power boards like this one allow you to switch off multiple standby appliances with one click of a remote control.

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Firewood collection season has ended FOREST Fire Management Victoria reminds firewood collectors the autumn domestic firewood collection season ended last Friday, June 30. Forest Fire Management Victoria spokesperson Peter Kambouris said, “Firewood seasons are in place across the state to minimise risks to people, the environment and infrastructure by avoiding firewood collection during winter and during periods of highest fire danger. “Firewood collectors are reminded that it is illegal to sell firewood collected on public land without an appropriate permit or licence or to take more than the allowed amount (16 cubic metres per household per financial year).” Under the Forest Act 1958, people who collect firewood outside designated firewood collection areas or a firewood collection season, take more than the maximum allowable amounts or sell firewood they have collected can face on the spot fines of

$607, or a maximum penalty in court of one year imprisonment or a $7583.50 fine, or both. Officers from Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning conduct patrols and compliance operations across the state at various times of the year. “Firewood collectors are reminded that it is illegal to sell firewood collected on public land without an appropriate permit or licence or to take more than the allowed amount,” Mr Kambouris said. “Any information the community may have about the illegal removal of firewood for sale can be reported to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning on 136 186 and quote ‘Operation Block Splitter’. The spring firewood collection season will open on September 1, 2017.

All done: firewood collection from public land is now banned until September 1, 2017. Photo: Facebook.

Reduce winter fire risk WINTER brings the danger of fires in the home, but there are tips residents can follow to reduce the risk, according to the State Government. In the kitchen, be sure to: • always turn pot handles inward so they can’t be knocked over; • keep the kitchen appliances clean and clear of grease dust and oil; • supervise cooking at all times (never leave unattended); and • keep combustibles such as tea towels away from cooking and heat sources. Around electrical appliances: • turn off all non-essential electrical appliances at the power point when they are not being used; • regularly check laptops, phones, and other electrical devices while they are charging, and unplug them once they are fully charged; and • making sure all power boards are being used appropriately, and are not overloaded. Heater fires are common. Prevent these by: • keeping clothes and other combustibles at least one metre away from heaters; • using a screen in front of an open fire; and • turning off all portable heating, and extinguish open fires, before leaving home or going to sleep. In the bedroom: • never smoke in bed; • turn electric blankets on 30 minutes before getting into bed and turn off once in bed; and • make sure powered electrical appliances like hairdryers, hair straighteners, and laptops are not left on bedding.

In the laundry: • clean the lint filter in the dryer after each use; and • let the clothes dryer complete its cool down cycle before stopping. When using open flames: • supervise candles/incense/oil burners around animals and children; and • extinguish all cigarettes, candles, incense, and oil burners before leaving home or going to sleep. Have an escape plan in each room of the house and know where to meet outside if there is a fire. Ensure all exits are clear of clutter and deadlocks have keys in them so you can escape in a fire.

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Winter warming recipe will please WINTER may bring cold days, wind and rain, but the chilly season also brings the opportunity to cook nutrient-packed, warm foods, such as this Winter Hot Pot.

Snuggle up: winter’s long nights can interfere with regular sleep patterns.

Sleep well to survive winter THE long dark nights of winter can play havoc with one’s sleep patterns as people adjust their activities and schedules to meet the reduction in sunlight. Fortunately there are tips people can follow from the Victorian Government’s Better Health Channel to help reduce the impact of disrupted and irregular sleep during the colder months. Lifestyle adjustments that may help improve your sleep include: • exercise every day, but not close to bedtime and try not to overheat yourself as your body needs time to wind down; • try not to engage in mentally stimulating activities close to bedtime. Use the last hour or so before sleep to relax your mind;

• don’t take afternoon naps; • avoid caffeinated drinks (like tea, coffee, cola or chocolate) close to bedtime. Instead, have a warm, milky drink, since milk contains a sleepenhancing amino acid; • take a warm bath; • turn your alarm clock to the wall. Watching the minutes tick by is a sure way to keep yourself awake; • if you can’t fall asleep within a reasonable amount of time, get out of bed and do something else for half an hour or so, such as reading a book; and • if you have tried and failed to improve your sleep, you may like to consider professional help. See your doctor for information and referral.

The recipe uses seasonal vegetables full of dietary fibre, vitamin C, folate and potassium, as well as vitamin K, which is important for maintaining healthy bones and for reducing the formation of blood clots after injury. Plus it’s quick to prepare and tastes delicious. Recipe courtesy of Victorian Government’s Better Health Channel. Ingredients • 2 teaspoons canola or olive oil • 1/2 onion, chopped • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped • 1 parsnip, peeled and chopped • 1/2 swede, peeled and chopped • 1 turnip, peeled and chopped • 2 stalks celery, sliced • 2 cups cabbage, shredded • 2 tomatoes, chopped

• 1 tablespoon reduced salt tomato paste • 3 cups reduced salt vegetable stock • 1 cup red kidney beans, cooked or canned, drained • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped • Tabasco sauce to taste Cooking method: 1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat.

2. Add onion, carrot, parsnip, swede, turnip, celery and cabbage and stir-fry for five minutes. 3. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste and vegetable stock. 4. Cover and cook until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. 5. Stir in red kidney beans, season with Tabasco sauce and stir in parsley. Serve.

Yum, yum: try this Winter Hot Pot recipe for a warming, nutritious meal. Courtesy Victorian Government’s Better Health Channel.

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It’s the perfect family home T

HIS big family home is set on a generous 2200 metre parcel of land in one of Leongatha’s more peaceful locations.

The rendered brick home boasts a modern kitchen with gas cook top, electric under bench oven and dishwasher which are all stainless steel. The kitchen/dining room adjoins a large lounge area which is heated by a reverse cycle air conditioner. There are four large bedrooms containing built in robes with the master having a walk in robe and ensuite. The second living area is huge and great for a large family with a door opening onto a paved entertaining area which overlooks the enormous backyard. The backyard is fantastic which has a

large lawn area, veggie garden and besser brick shedding. This property is ideal for a family who wants space, peace and tranquillity all within walking distance to the main street and rail trail.

LEONGATHA 43 Johnson Street Stockdale and Leggo Leongatha 5662 5800





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1970s retro W

ITH its pine lined cathedral ceiling and mission brown exposed beams, there’s no mistaking the retro charm of this 1970’s home.

crete driveway complete the package, and all within walking distance of all the schools. Renovate or ‘live retro’, the choice is yours.

Inside you will find a classic L shaped lounge/dining with adjoining kitchen/ meals area. There are three good sized bedrooms, bathroom and a laundry that are accessed via a central hallway. The house is located in the middle of the block, giving plenty of room all the way around the home for access, garden and entertaining. A single carport and a patterned con-

LEONGATHA 56 Horn Street Alex Scott and Staff Leongatha 5662 0922





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‘Hillston’ 764 Acres T

HIS 764 acre property in four titles with two homes at Mount Eccles is renowned for high yielding, deep fertile soil and high, consistent all year rainfall. ‘Hillston’ is situated 10 minutes north of Leongatha via a bitumen road, supported by roadside mail delivery and school bus to the front gate. ‘Hillston’, with two road frontages is an ideal operation for carrying ewes and lambs with a stocking rate of around 3500 ewes. Subdivided into 20 paddocks with equal amounts of dams, in addition there are also water troughs. The country is mainly hilly and features a central laneway system, with well sheltered valleys and gullies providing an ideal windbreak. There are also three kilometres of creek frontage that genuinely flows all year. The homestead is placed idyllically to maximise panoramic views towards Wilsons


Welcome home.

Wednesday 12noon - 3pm and Saturday 2pm - 4.30pm or by appointment 5952 2150 113-115 Parr Street, Leongatha

Promontory. The charming Victorian n weatherboard resiresi dence had been fully refurbished and renovated several years ago. The home features an open plan family friendly kitchen with formal style dining and formal family Landmark Harcourts lounge. An ornate hallway leads Leongatha to the three bedrooms all Barry Redmond offering beautiful views of this spectacular country0477 622 292 side. A feature would surely be the imported ‘claw foot’ 2 Houses bathtub in an ornate styl6 2 4 ish bathroom with separate shower. Two doorways lead to the southeast facing veranda capturing the glorious view. A double carport and circular driveway create easy access for all family and friends. The manager’s brick veneer home, although currently not occupied as a manager’s residence has a fully renovated interior, with three bedrooms and one bathroom. The infrastructure on the property includes a three stand shearing shed with a wool press and sheep handling facilities, three well equipped cattle handling yards with a vehicle turning point, four large fodder storage sheds, a fully enclosed workshop with power and concrete flooring, dog EGIONAL kennels, a tools room and a garden workshop.


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Investors flock to regional Victoria for highest rental returns






Victoria is delivering dividends for investors with every

property type in regional Victoria recording a higher rental return than metropolitan Melbourne. New data from Real Estate Institute of Victoria shows two and three bedroom homes in regional Victoria were some of the best performing for investors with rental returns of 5.3 and 4.9 percent respectively. In comparison, the same property types in Melbourne delivered returns of 2.7 and three per cent respectively. In the year to March, two bedroom homes in Sale produced a rental return of seven per cent while three bedroom homes in the Gippsland towns of Moe, Morwell and Bairnsdale recorded yields of more than 6.5 per cent over the same period. REIV President Joseph Walton said regional Victoria is increasingly attractive for investors, offering high returns for a range of property types. “While capital growth in regional Victoria has been more moderate, country Victoria offers investors some of the state’s highest rental returns,� he said. “Regional Victoria provides real value for money with affordable entry points to the market and high rental returns, allowing investors to service their loan. “Property is a long term investment with improved infrastructure and amenities across the state likely to drive house price growth in the coming years.�

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Mum reaches out to mothers A TOORA mother is making life easier for mums to be. Megan Emery has created the website September Baby to tell new mothers what to expect from pre-birth and during motherhood. There is a checklist about what to pack for hospital, informative blog posts on questions new mums may be asking or challenges they may be experiencing. The section Mama of the Week features on September Baby’s Facebook and Instagram pages, and is where everyday mums from across Gippsland speak out about the challenges they have faced in motherhood to help fellow mums out. Leongatha photographer Mel Cameron captures photos of mothers and their children. “Their stories are being read by hun-

dreds of other mums nationally and it may be what another mum needs to read to get her through her day,” Megan said. “Our community needs to back our local mums by following and engaging in their stories. We don’t want mums to be shy.” September Baby also donates monthly to Olivia’s Place in Warragul, which offers support and resources during pregnancy and early parenting. “The practical, material and emotional support they provide to expecting and new parents is invaluable and so important,” Megan said. The website was named September Baby as Megan’s daughter Emilia was born in September. Mums can apply to feature as a Mama of the Week by emailing Megan on Check out the website at:

Leading the way: from left, the new board of Korumburra Rotary Club, John O’Neill, Richard Oldham, Rod Packham, Marilyn Sim, Stewart Woods, president Peter Biggins, Mark Holmes, Cindy Nicholas, John Moor, George Auddino, district governor elect Don Ripper and assistant district governor Cheryl Glowrey.

Korumburra Rotary looks to youth THE Rotary Club of Korumburra has served its community for the past 69 years and the club is now looking to the next generation.

Helping mothers: Megan Emery of Toora – the creator of parenting website September Baby – with her daughter Emi Jozefowicz.

President Peter Biggins told the club’s changeover dinner recently, “I believe we need to focus more on projects that the younger generations are interested in.” In the past year, the club has hosted Polish exchangee Julia Fabrowska and Lola Vos from Belgium, and sent local students overseas: Bridget Keily in Italy and Natasha Turton in The Netherlands. Both girls will return home in January. Italian exchangee Aurora Giovanelli will arrive in August and attend Korumburra Secondary College. Paul Harris Fellow recipients were Richard Oldham, Marilyn Sim and Bernie Watt. Mr Oldham has been a member for eight years and was president in 2012-13. He has just finished his fourth year as treasurer and has been a generous sponsor of the

club’s art show. Ms Sim joined the Rotary Club of Mitchell River in Bairnsdale and then the Rotary Club of Korumburra 10 years ago. She has been involved in co-directing the Art Show Committee for six years and has finished her third year as secretary. Mr Watt was a member of the Apex Club of Korumburra for many years and then graduated to the Rotary Club of Korumburra 21 years ago. He has donated part of his land, plus the use of his machinery, to plant and harvest Christmas trees as an annual fundraising event. He also organised four Tour de Backyards for the Rotary club as social functions. During the year, the club had several fundraisers, including the Annual Dinner Auction that raised $24,100 and catering at the New Year’s Eve on the Hill concert raised $12,500. This year’s art show raised $6000. The show committee has found entries have steadily declined

in numbers over the past few years along with sponsorship and public support. There is also a question over the future of the Federation Art Gallery, with a supermarket development proposal for the site pending. Due to these reasons the art show is being put on hold for the next 12 months. The Korumburra Rotary Club is building stronger connections with other clubs through a joint project to help the village of Maubisse in Timor Leste. Rotarians sent a shipping container filled with educational and medical equipment, sourced locally. The new club board is: president Peter Biggins, secretary Marilyn Sim, treasurer Richard Oldham, assistant treasurer John Moor, arts director David Child, projects director George Auddino, Foundation director Rod Packham, public relations director John O’Neill, social director Stewart Woods, and youth services to be shared by Mark Holmes and Cindy Nicholas. Ms Nicholas is president elect for the Rotary year 2018-19.

Find your new direction at CCG open days COMMUNITY College Gippsland (CCG) is opening its doors to local people for an information and enrolment day encouraging mid-year entry to its semester two courses this year. If you are seeking fresh direction in your studies or career, CCG offers practical hands-on training and flexible learning opportunities for young people and mature-aged students alike. The course enrolment open day is being run at CCG’s Leongatha campus on Wednesday, July 12 from 10am to 4pm. Potential students interested in signing up for the mid-year intake are warmly invited to visit anytime between 10am and 4pm to explore their options and chat with staff and trainers. CEO Sue Geals said the open day helped CCG to better coordinate the large number of enquiries by Community Services and Hair and Beauty already received for semester two. “We will have on offer all Hair, Beauty, Community, Business Services, Foundation and Rural courses for semester two, so there will information handouts and direct advice available,” she said. “People are welcome to make an appointment at any stage to chat about enrolling in any of our other courses they might be interested in. “These mid-year open days also help us to identify and cater for other industry interests and trainee development needs as they arise. People often seek a change in direction at this time.”

CCG offers nationally accredited courses in Business, Community Services, Hairdressing, Beauty, Horticulture, Agriculture, Equine, General Education for Adults and VCAL. Ms Geals said many of CCG’s courses gave students opportunities for industry experience through work placement and practical training settings to increase their job-ready skills. “This is especially so in our Community Services courses where students have the opportunity to build practical skills and knowledge for careers in aged care, disability services, early childhood education and care and education support roles in schools,” she said. CCG’s Hair and Beauty training salons at Warragul and Leongatha allow students to build skills with customers of all ages to prepare for their careers. The college also offers accredited training for apprentices providing quality hands-on training close to home. “Our campus farm offers plenty of practical learning opportunities for people who love working outdoors. They can gain qualifications in Agriculture and Horticulture working with cattle, using farm machinery and equipment or learning in hydroponic hot houses,” Ms Geals said. “CCG is also one of the few places in Australia to offer equine training in a real racing stable at our Gippsland Harness Training Centre at Warragul. “It’s already home to many great success stories mainly due to our dedicated team who have developed strong industry partnerships with local trainers

New direction: from left, CCG trainer Julie Thomas welcomes new Community Services course students to join the likes of young mum Tayla Green, aged 24, who is returning to study two days a week in semester two. The college will hold its mid-year Open Day at the Leongatha campus on Wednesday, July 12 from 10am to 4pm. and Harness Racing Victoria.” CCG is a not-for-profit adult education and training provider and its main Warragul campus is

located at 71 Korumburra-Warragul Road. The Leongatha campus is located at Howard Street. Phone 5622 6000 or visit

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Cyclist helps transform lives MAHLI Eve Sheppard was born at Warragul Hospital to Jodie and Bryan Sheppard of Inverloch. Mahli is a sister for Sam, 5, and Zac 3.

Below, JAXON Stephen Lovie was born at Leongatha Hospital on June 8 to Nathan and Alicia of Leongatha. Jaxon is a brother for Tannah, 4. Photo by Emma@Chelsea Anne Photography.

LEONGATHA residents Craig and Wendy McDonald hosted cyclist Alexandra Mason from Britain recently. Alexandra is cycling from Sydney to Darwin to raise money for the Just a Drop foundation. “They bring sustainable clean water, sanitation and hygiene projects to communities around the world,” she said. Alexandra decided to take a few days off riding to visit family friends Craig and Wendy. “Craig and Wendy are fantastic hosts and even though I had never met them before, because they are friends of the family they are less like strangers,” she said. “When you’re alone in a foreign country, it’s best to take these opportunities when they present themselves as you never know when your next chance for a good rest will be.” More than 663 million people across the globe are living without access to clean, safe water. That’s one in 10 people.

Get involved: Leongatha residents Craig and Wendy McDonald hosted cyclist Alexandra Mason (middle) from Britain recently during her journey to Darwin to raise money for the Just a Drop foundation. A child dies every 90 seconds from a water related disease. One third of the world’s population, 2.4 billion peo-

ple, don’t have access to adequate sanitation. Alexandra has a blog she uses daily to inform anyone interested about her

journey. To read blog posts or donate, visit masonalexandra. com or visit the Just a Drop website.

Leongatha Community House news THE new program for July-September should have arrived in letterboxes throughout Leongatha by now. If you haven’t received one, or you live outside of the Leongatha township and would like a copy, you can download it from our website at www. or just call the office and we’ll mail one to you. Two of our regular groups – Tai Chi, and Tuesday’s Painting and Drawing Group – are taking a break for the school holidays. Both will return to regular times on July 18. The Patchworking Group starts on Tuesday, July 4 at 1pm. It’s a great opportunity to gather with others to design, sew, and finish off your patchworking projects. The group is also

open to anyone who enjoys fabric crafts, or who wants to learn to sew. Machines and supplies are available for beginners. Leongatha Pain Support Group provides an opportunity for people living with chronic pain to share their experiences and gain support from others who understand. The group meets every Wednesday from 10am to noon. Newcomers are always welcome. Join the Wednesday Walkers for fresh air and exercise. Walking is free; just meet at the community house at 9am and explore your town. Scrapbooking is every Wednesday between 1pm and 3pm. The cost is just a gold coin per session, plus the cost of any materials that you might choose to purchase, and there is equipment avail-

able to use during the sessions. Painting with Acrylics is focused on learning how to paint with palette knives, but brush-users are welcome. Beginners are welcome. The group gets underway at 10am and the cost is $5 per week. Creative Writing has moved to Fridays from 1pm. Discover some of the amazing ways that words can be used to share your thoughts. Whether you’ve got a great novel waiting to be written, or whether you simply want to capture your thoughts in a journal, this group can help you. For more information on any of our classes or groups, contact coordinator Eunice Donovan on 5662 3962 or email

Milpara Community House news EVERYONE has at least one good tale to tell. Have you ever imagined turning your great story into a fantastic fiction, poem or memoir that others can enjoy?

RICHARD Kirton and Natalie Griggs of Outtrim welcomed their first daughter, Jane Margaret Kirton, on June 2 at Leongatha Hospital. Jane is a sister for John, 4, and James, 2.

Well Milpara’s Creative Writing Class can turn that thought into reality. In term three we will be continuing our Thursday morning class, but we will also be offering a Monday evening class. With Korumburra hosting its very

own Coal Creek Literacy Festival, the written word is really celebrated in our community. Isn’t it time you transfer your story to paper? If the magic of words is not really your thing, have you thought about knitting or crochet? Imagine your friends, family or yourself cosy in something handmade with a dash of pride in creating it yourself. We have both Knitting, commenting July 27, and Crochet, commencing August 23

short courses in term three. Milpara is closed for the school break until Monday, July 17. However the Centrelink Agency will still operate its normal hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you’d like to know what else we have happening during term three, keep an eye on your mail box as our term program should arrive this week. Alternatively you can visit our website

Mayor’s message Cr Pamela Rothfield

WE received some fantastic news recently that our local Energy Innovation Co-op’s Old Energy-New Energy Project at the State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi is the recipient of a $242,000 State Government Grant.

BRENDAN and Melissa Fowles of Korumburra announce the arrival of Ava Louise on June 14. Ava is a sister for Thomas, 3, and Benjamin, 19 months.

This funding will enable the group to install solar panels and batteries that will supply the green power to help to pump up to 100,000 litres of water from the mine and its facilities every day. Income earned from the sale of renewable power to Parks Victoria, will go to the co-op’s Southern Community Owned Renewable Energy fund, which will provide funding support to community groups wanting to put

solar panels on community facilities across the region. I’d like to congratulate Susan Davies, Moragh Mackay and their team for their dedication in pursuing this project. It’s innovative and educational, and demonstrates how we can showcase our history with today’s technology. This project lends itself for schools to become involved, giving our students opportunities to explore future energy options, including solar generation, battery storage, data collection and analysis. How fortunate we are to have groups within our community who, together with partner organisations, are developing community energy projects such as this one. Council is proud to be one of those partner organisations, and we are very excited to support and be a

part of this community lead project. We are so lucky to be a part of a community with such a strong environmental focus, and one that supports council in moving away from fossil fuelled energy towards renewable energy. In our recently adopted Council Plan we have set a target to achieve a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, and we are hopeful of increasing this even further. We know that economic development and our environment are very closely linked, and that the increased uptake in renewable energy will create employment opportunities for our community. I am so excited about the future of renewable energy here in Bass Coast Shire, and look forward to being an integral part of its adoption throughout our region.

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French fun STUDENTS dressed up in French themed clothes and participated in French activi-

ties at Leongatha’s St Laurence’s Primary School last Thursday.

Entertainment: St Laurence’s Primary School students from left, Latisha, Lachlan and Clare acted as statues to entertain the school for French Day at the Leongatha school on Thursday.

“The purpose was to celebrate all things French as that is our language being taught here at St Laurence’s,” principal Kate Dourley said. French teacher Margaret Gatehouse added, “French Day gives our grades 5 and 6 students an opportunity to use some of the language they have learnt in class to run all of the activities for the junior students. “It also gave them the opportunity to ‘step up’ as student leaders of the school, problem solve and take responsibility for their younger peers.” This year’s French Day included a parade Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle themed. Stuffed and onesie animals, Le Centre Pompidou with modern sculptures, Les Catacombes with glow-in-the dark skeletons, La Tour Eiffel, a French Cinema, a French café with quiche, baguettes and mineral water, an École de Ballet and last but not least, the annual Snail Race all made for a fun day.

Tea time: St Laurence’s Primary School Grade 3 students Lara and Angeline enjoyed their time in the cafe area on French Day last Thursday.

Cafe style: St Laurence’s Primary School students from left, Phoebe, Ashlin and Will helped each other serve French food for French Day.

Chefs: St Laurence’s Primary School Grade 6 students Jonah and Ryan served fabulous French food for the school on Thursday, at the Leongatha school.

Dress ups: St Laurence’s Primary School Grade 4 students Connor and Lincoln made French Day even more interesting by dressing up last Thursday.

Dollars back coast projects COMMUNITY groups have received Coastcare grants to help protect the coast. Eastern Victoria Region MLC Harriet Shing congratulated Plastic Bag Free Bass Coast, Cape Paterson Residents and Ratepayers Association, Sandy Point Foreshore Committee of Management and Friends of the Prom on being awarded funding under the 2017 round of the $150,000 Coastcare

Victoria Community Grants Program. Cape Paterson Residents and Ratepayers Association received $6500 for revegetation and weed removal at Undertow Bay, as well as $4520 to control sea spurge between Harmers Haven and Bunurong Marine Park. Plastic Bag Free Bass Coast received $3070 to promote the removal of bags and Sandy Point Foreshore Committee of Management received $1320 for hooded plover sings.

Friends of the Prom received $1482.95 for hooded plover protection and monitoring equipment. Ms Shing said, “We are really lucky to have so many passionate and generous volunteers dedicated to looking after Gippsland’s coastal areas for the benefit of local communities and the huge numbers of visitors who come here to enjoy our region’s natural beauty and clean environments.”

U3A takes shape at Mirboo North ONLY a month ago, at a meeting in the Mirboo North Community Shed, more than 40 people voted to create a U3A (University of the Third Age) group for Mirboo North and District. Recently, the group was legally incorporated as a not-for-profit association - a key step in becoming established. U3A is an international movement that promotes lifelong learning. Groups provide inexpensive educational, recreational and social courses and activities in a relaxed setting. Contrary to the popular concept of a university, no degrees or qualifications are awarded; rather, U3A

Opening doors: at the Mirboo North Market, visitor Jackie Stenford (left) discusses U3A courses and activities with U3A steering committee member Anne Schafer. provides much needed opportunities to bring the community together with common social and learning activities. In Victoria alone there

are thousands of members across 15 regional groups. Cheryl Miscamble, chairperson of the steering committee said, “The large attendance at our inaugu-

ral meeting demonstrated there is a strong appetite for learning and socialising among the retired and semi-retired members of our community. “We plan to offer our first term of activities in spring 2017. Becoming an incorporated association means that we are well on track to meet this target. “We are fortunate to have some very talented tutors in our midst, offering learning and leisure activities ranging from creative writing, film appreciation, current affairs, music and so much more. The sky’s the limit.” To join the mailing list for the association and receive information on courses, send your contact details (name, address, email address, telephone numbers) to secretaryu3amnd@gmail. com.

More seats: Leongatha public transport advocate Max Semken said the State Government will have to provide more public transport into South Gippsland and Bass Coast shires.

Better transport needed By Sarah Vella COACH interchanges at Leongatha, Wonthaggi and Anderson will be upgraded to provide better coach services, by the end of 2018. Each bus interchange will get a new shelter, including seating and solar-powered lighting. The Leongatha interchange will also receive a new toilet. Timetable information, bus line marking and non-slip surfaces will also be upgraded. However, when asked whether more bus services will be added to any of these routes, the State Government refused to answer. Leongatha public transport advocate Max Semken said he finds it astounding the State Government is not planning to increase coach services into South Gippsland and Bass Coast shires.

He said all of the hard work of local transport groups and councils has gone to waste, despite promising community meetings held by Public Transport Victoria last year. “We have been forgotten about,” he said. Mr Semken said the Regional Network Development Plan, developed after the community meetings held across Gippsland, “deliberately” ignored South Gippsland and Bass Coast. “We should be treated better,” he said. “Prior to the return of the rail, we should be looking at two bus services an hour from 5am to midnight daily...that would be a good service, far better than some rail services.” Mr Semken said as soon as the airport is announced for Melbourne’s south east, “the growth in South Gippsland and Bass Coast shires will be massive”. He said that will only intensify the need for more public transport into the area.

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Industries unite to back youth ENCOURAGING young people to reach their full potential was the theme behind the South Gippsland Bass Coast Local Learning and Employment Network annual general meeting recently.

Inspiring change: from left, WaterSure plant director Greig Mercer, WaterSure community liaison officer Rosemary Swart, the Foundation for Young Australian’s general manager for public affairs and marketing Maggie Hill, the South Gippsland Bass Coast Local Learning and Employment Network’s outgoing chair Barbara Look and executive officer Wendy Major offered information about the changing workforce and education opportunities at the South Gippsland Bass Coast Local Learning and Employment Network’s recent annual general meeting. The incoming chair of the network is Peter Francis (absent).

Offering insight: Damien Stefani, plant operator at Lance Creek, explains the water treatment process to members from Inverloch Probus Club.

Inverloch Probus tours reservoir INVERLOCH Probus Club members journeyed to Lance Creek to adventure through the reservoir and water treatment plant recently. The group was interested in understanding where their water comes from and what happens to treat the water before it is piped to their homes in Inverloch. Lance Creek Reservoir and Water Treatment Plant is South Gippsland Water’s largest water supply system, supplying approximately half of all South Gippsland Water’s customer base including Inverloch, Cape Paterson and Wonthaggi customers. At 4200ML the reservoir is the largest of all the corporation’s storages and lies in the hills between the coast and Korumburra at Lance Creek. The group was given a tour by plant operators Damien Stefani, Will Egan and

Ash Turner, and from all accounts the plant operators enjoyed showing off their workplace and the passion for their job as much as the Probus group enjoyed hearing about all the work they do. The Lance Creek Water Treatment Plant uses the Dissolved Air Flotation Filtration process. Micro air bubbles are pumped through the water to float particles and impurities off the water’s surface before it is filtered and treated. This process provides a great visual of just what is removed from the water during the treatment process. South Gippsland Water welcomes community groups and schools to tour its facilities and can tailor to the needs of the group. Interested groups should contact the Communications Team on 1300 851 636 to discuss their interest in a tour of their local facility.

The workforce is changing, and 32 people from a range of learning and employment industries attended the meeting to learn how to navigate young people to success. “The South Gippsland Bass Coast Local Learning and Employment Network is a unique organisation. It doesn’t deliver services, but works in partnerships to respond to issues affecting young people and their access to education,” network executive officer Wendy Major said. The venue for the meeting was the Victorian Desalination Plant in Wonthaggi. This venue was chosen due to its employment links for young people in areas such as science and engi-

neering, as well the network’s ongoing partnership with WaterSure. “Ultimately, the desalination plant is a worksite and contributes to the education of young people in the pursuit of a future career,” Ms Major said. “The venue we hold our meetings at is often used as a learning tool to help stimulate engaging conversation topics for our members.” WaterSure’s community liaison officer Rosemary Swart was invited to the meeting as a guest speaker, along with Maggie Hill from the Foundation for Young Australians. Ms Swart spoke about her role with WaterSure, which looks after the plant for AquaSure. WaterSure has an ongoing partnership with Wonthaggi Secondary College and schools across the region, which helps students access the plant. Through WaterSure, young people learn about occupational health and safety, are exposed to the workforce, and are given opportunities to

access the lab. Ms Hill engaged the audience with information about the New Work Mindset. Nowadays, more industries are looking for skill sets rather than qualifications. Ms Hill spoke about her research pulling apart job advertisements to identify clusters of skill sets that are in high demand. These clusters include carers, generators, artisans, designers, informers, technologists and coordinators. Ms Major said the guest speakers were enjoyed by the attendees, who were given the tools to help drive young people to greater success. Highlights from the year were also discussed at the meeting, including the further development of the Structured Workplace Learning program, the delivery of new training opportunities in recently constructed VET trade training facilities, and the relocation to Ogilvy Street, Leongatha, alongside the Trade Skills Alliance.

New projects: recipients of the first round of the Bass Coast Community Grants 2017 shared $108,569 in funding.

Funding opportunity: recipients of the Phillip Island Community Benefit Fund received grants between $5000 and $25,000 for projects.

Island entrance on hold Grants benefit the community A MISSED opportunity in the 2017-18 State Budget has set back the redevelopment of the gateway to Phillip Island. However, locals are still pushing to keep the project on the government’s radar, claiming it will be a major tourist attraction in its own right. The gateway treatment is a project to enhance and beautify the entrance to Phillip Island as visitors come off the San Remo bridge. The concept will be designed to give tourists a sense of arrival on Phillip Island and rehabilitate the landscape. “The existing entrance is a lost opportunity on some many different areas. Most importantly, it’s lacking its sense of arrival,” Phillip Island’s Deborah Holland said. “The concept we (Cowes Community Committee) propose will not only address the sense of arrival, but will deliver a welcoming natural landscape; a landscape residents and visitors can enjoy.” Ms Holland made a presentation about the gateway treatment to Bass Coast Shire

Council during its recent community connection session. Following the recent State Budget announcement, VicRoads is now working on a $7 million project to construct a dual lane roundabout at the Woolamai Beach Road and Phillip Island Road intersection. Works on the ground are expected to start in mid 2018. VicRoads hopes more funding will become available after the next budget. “VicRoads is continuing to explore funding opportunities for the implementation of a broader package of works that includes roundabouts at the Back Beach Road intersection and in the Newhaven area, and these will be prioritised against other projects across the state. It is anticipated that a gateway treatment and landscaping at Newhaven will form part of the scope for this initiative,” VicRoads Eastern Region manager planning Pas Monacella said. “Meanwhile, VicRoads will continue to work with stakeholders and the community as part of the broader infrastructure corridor planning for Phillip Island Road.”

BASS Coast Shire Council congratulated successful grant recipients at a special presentation event at the Phillip Island Golf Club recently. Community groups and organisations received almost $250,000 in funding as part of the first round of Bass Coast Community Grants 2017, as well as the Phillip Island Benefit Fund. There were 36 successful community grants recipients, with funding totalling $108,569. The grants ranged from $10,000 for the Phillip Island Golf Club to replace pump and irrigation infrastructure to $4985 for Paul’s Table to purchase equipment to deliver high quality, low cost meals to community members twice a week to encourage social inclusion. The Phillip Island Benefit Fund was a one off funding program offer-

ing not for profit groups on Phillip Island grants derived from losses on electronic gaming machines at The Continental Hotel in Cowes. Nine recipients received a combined $140,343 from the fund, with grants ranging from $5000 to $25,000. Bass Coast Health received $24,520 to purchase a vehicle to be based on Phillip Island, which will be used by volunteers to take patients to medical appointments both locally and in Melbourne. St John’s Uniting Church also received a significant grant of $22,188 to upgrade its kitchen so the church could continue to provide a free weekly meal to the community. The Phillip Island Movie Club received $5275 to upgrade its technology and equipment. “The club is so important to our residents as it brings people together and also keeps them informed

through a variety of media, from light-hearted films to informative documentaries,” movie club member Elizabeth Mulhern said. Cr Michael Whelan – who presented successful recipients with their grants at the presentation ceremony alongside Cr Stephen Fullarton, Cr Bruce Kent and Cr Clare Le Serve – said council was fortunate to have many volunteers working in all spheres of the community. “This includes people maintaining our sporting and recreational facilities, those protecting the environment, parents fundraising for kindergartens, and volunteers of emergency, health and service organisations,” he said. The second round of the Bass Coast Community Grants 2017 is now open for applications and will close on Friday, August 4. More information is available at

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The Good Life

Your LOCAL guide to Art and Entertainment

Huge family fun day WONTHAGGI will play host to a huge day of family filled fun and activities this Saturday, July 8. As a fundraiser to help send 13 of Wonthaggi’s cub scouts off to a Victorian Cuboree in October, there will be fun children’s rides, more than 30 market stalls, gourmet food, plenty of children’s activities and rides, a display of hot rods and classic cars, carnival games and lots more. Cheryl Garner, of Cheryl’s Event Service, is not only a parent of one of the cub scouts, but is also helping organise events in Wonthaggi to bring people into the town and create a new vibe with the emphasis on fun. Bass Coast Shire Council has assisted Mrs Garner in preparing for the event and will be supporting the day by having some of its staff promote recycling along with mascot Olivia the recycling bin. “The Cuboree is a massive week to be held at Gillwell Park near Melbourne which will see 5000 cub scouts attend from all over Australia,” Mrs Garner said. “They will learn a lot of skills like outback cooking, hiking and teamwork amongst other things. “We are already sending some of our Wont-

haggi cub scouts but would really like all 13 to have the opportunity to go so we decided to hold a big fundraiser event.” The 30 plus market stalls will feature boutique products and gourmet food stalls and will serve yummy food like Cambodian skewers, vegetable quiches, duck rolls and more. Children can enjoy giant Jenga, snakes and ladders or Connect 4 games, a jumping castle, bungie run, and Velcro wall plus inflatable rides. Have a wax mould taken of your hand or have your face painted. Make your own beaded necklace or bracelet. Prime Possum will make an appearance at noon. The Wonthaggi CFA, police and SES will all be there with information and displays. Inside and outdoor activities and stalls will mean that if there’s a shower of rain on the day there’ll still be plenty to do. The day starts at 9am and runs until 3pm, at McMahon Reserve in Wonthaggi. Anyone interested in joining the Wonthaggi joey scouts, cub scouts or scouts can head along on a Thursday night to 73 Wentworth Road, Wonthaggi from 5pm onwards and talk to one of the leaders.

Strong hold: taking to the stage as part of Lyric Theatre’s production of Hairspray will be Yasmine Watsford as Tracy Turnblad and Katelyn Adkins as Amber Von Tussle. Photo by Mark Drury.

Hairspray ready to wow THE Lyric Theatre production of Hairspray opens in Mesley Hall this Friday, July 7 and is expected to be an all singing, all dancing extravaganza. So many are familiar with the movie and soundtrack and will be singing and grooving along with the cast. Set in 1962, in the American city of Baltimore, the story follows plump teenager Tracy Turnblad Recycle is vital: Wonthaggi cub scouts recently had a visit from Bass Coast Shire Council’s (Yasmine Watsford) and her dream to dance on recycling team and learnt about the importance of recycling. Pictured, back, Brittany (lead- The Corny Collins Show. Yasmine captures the vivaciousness and er), Kira, Danny (Bass Coast Shire Council), Conner, middle, Bonny, Zoey, Jaiden, Lucas, bounce of her character, whose unbridled excitefront row, Joshua, Dominic and Hailey.

ment over Link Larkin (Lachie Moore), music and dancing, steels her against the snide comments about her hair and girth. Once Tracy makes it onto The Corny Collins Show, hosted by Corny Collins (John Molden), she subsequently campaigns for its integration. The songs in the musical include 1960s dance music and rhythm and blues. Hairspray is lots of fun with great music and dancing, but it also has an important underlying message about tolerance. Tickets are available from www.lyrictheatre. but get in quick, shows are selling fast.






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Fun and free this school holidays THE school holidays are here so what can you do to keep the young ones entertained in South Gippsland on a limited budget?

Discover the past: children will love seeing history come to life at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum these school holidays.

The answer is plenty. With so many natural assets around the region to explore, it isn’t difficult to find something to do that costs next to nothing. Coal Creek Community Park and Museum in Korumburra is open seven days a week over the school holidays and entry to the park is free. Everything at Coal Creek has a story to tell. The park depicts the history of Korumburra from everyday life, the coalfields and early agricultural development from the 1870s to the 1920s. Head to Mossvale Park for a picnic underneath trees that are hundreds

of years old, or take a drive to Turtons Creek or Agnes Falls, which are spectacular natural attractions. The drive to Turtons Creek, north of Foster, has lots of curves and corners but the forested views are lovely and traffic conditions are generally light. Once at the reserve, there is a picnic and camping area, as well as a small waterfall. Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve, just north of Toora is Victoria’s highest single span waterfall and is most spectacular after rain. It is just a short walk to the falls lookout from the car park. The reserve also has several picnic areas and plenty of areas along the Agnes River to hunt for platypuses. While in the area, head down towards Toora and get up close to a working wind farm, or drive a little further

and visit the bird hide to sit and watch the wildlife. If the beach is more your idea of fun, why not head to Inverloch and go rock pooling, or hunting for dinosaur fossils at Flat Rocks. May to October is the time when Humpback and Southern Right Whales migrate from Antarctica along the Victorian coastline north to warmer waters to calve, before returning in spring. They can often be seen from the shore between Inverloch and Phillip Island. Southern Right Whales can sometimes be seen in shallower water, within 100 meters of the coast. Killer Whales are also occasionally seen around Phillip Island. South Gippsland is an incredible place to explore, why not get out there these school holidays and see something new.

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The marvels of Macbeth LEONGATHA Secondary College students travelled to Melbourne to watch the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of Macbeth at the Southbank Theatre recently. The Year 10 English group will be studying Shakespeare’s Macbeth in term three and the performance also provided the VCE Literature students to see a live production of a Shakespearean classic. The character Macbeth was played by Australian actor Jai Courtney who has appeared in numerous Hollywood blockbusters including Divergent. His wife, Lady Macbeth, was played by Geraldine Hakewill, who recently appeared

alongside Rebecca Gibney in the Australian drama Wanted. Her influence over Macbeth was a central theme of the performance as the audience witnessed her transformation from a passionate wife to a conspirator in murder and treason. Year 12 student Tea Clark found that “seeing Shakespeare’s work in performance really allowed for a greater understanding of possible interpretations. I loved it.”

Fun times: the budding Shakespearean group of years 10,11 and 12 students of Leongatha Secondary College were all smiles ouside the Southbank Theatre after seeing Macbeth.

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Farming Insight Dairy farmers take safe option MORE than 40 dairy farmers and service providers at Longwarry and Caldermeade have learnt a valuable lesson – it’s better to be safe than sorry.

industry, with farmers realising they had to meet safety standards as part of running a modern workplace. “One farmer was saying he couldn’t afford to do it at the moment, but the message was it doesn’t South Gippsland farmers attended recent farm have to happen overnight, but you do have to make safety days held at Rocky Murdica’s Longwarry a start,” Leah said. farm and at the Caldermeade Farm and Café. Dairy Australia program manager - industry Co-hosted by GippsDairy, GoTafe, the VFF and WorkSafe, the events were a chance for farmers to update themselves on the latest in farm safety requirements, as well as accessing resources to help them become compliant. With quad bikes still the number one cause of accidental death among farmers, there was an emphasis on the wearing of helmets and installation of operator protection devices. GippsDairy workforce co-ordinator Leah Maslen said she was pleased with the way the dairy industry had been reacting to the safety message. An increasingly regulatory environment meant that farmers were now acutely aware of the financial risks involved in neglecting safety around the farm, as well as failing to keep a written record (also signed off by employees) of their induction and training. “People are becoming aware that having employees on farm is not simple and you can’t rely on the old ways of a handshake and ‘she’ll be right’ attitude,” Leah said. “We spoke a lot about inducting staff and is it okay for farmers to train and induct staff themselves. “The answer is: yes, if you have the experience and knowledge and you are showing them the right way to do things.” Leah said the message was filtering through the

workforce planning and action, Bill Youl, said the emphasis on safety was about one thing – saving lives. “The thing that started this off is that six people are killed each year on dairy farms. There shouldn’t be one person killed, which is why Dairy Australia has made this a priority,” he said. Accredited short courses (such as in quad bike

operation and using chainsaws) are available for employers wanting to ensure appropriate training is provided if they aren’t 100 percent comfortable to deliver and sign off themselves. Such courses also help to develop capacity of employees and obtain formal recognition of their skills. For more information on farm safety go to www.

Safety first: from left, Dairy Australia program manager - industry workforce planning and Close eye: from left, Caldermeade farm emaction, Bill Youl, catches up with Caldermeade farm owner and Pound Creek dairy farmer ployees Emma Algie and Kate Riley from Dumbalk inspect safety equipment. Tim Jelbart.

• VLE Market

Eager bidding for young cattle THERE were approximately 1100 export and 120 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 260 head week on week. The usual buying group was present and operating in a mixed market. Quality was fairly mixed with prime cattle more limited and cows making up Official representation: from left, Murray over half of the yarding. Goulburn’s Jol Dutton with Caldermeade The restricted number of young cattle held a few Farm manager Will Ryan, from Dumbalk, at more lots suited to the trade and some sales were up to 10c/kg dearer.Grown steers sold firm while the the farm safety day. bullocks lost all of last week’s gains, easing from 9c to 13c/kg. Friesian and crossbred manufacturing steers sold firm with a couple of pens of leaner Friesians selling cheaper. The cows held a large proportion of dairy lots and prices were from firm to 5c/kg dearer. Heavy weight bulls sold 5c/kg easier. Vealers to butchers sold from 333c to 368c/kg. Yearling trade steers made between 310c and 340c/ kg. Yearling heifers to thetrade sold between 290c and 344c/kg. Grown steers made from 296c to 314c/kg. Bullocks sold from 280c to 315c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers made between 232c and

274c with the crossbred portion between 257c and 302c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows sold between 180c and 230c/kg. Heavy weight cows made from 214c to 273c/kg. Heavy weight bulls sold from 258c to 310c/kg. The next sale draw - July 5 & 6: 1. Phelan & Henderson & Co, 2. SEJ, 3. Alex Scott & Staff, 4. Landmark, 5. Rodwells, 6. Elders.

Prime Sale - Wednesday, June 28 BULLOCKS 13 D. & S. Rickards, Allambee East 12 M. Peterson 18 D. & L. Lomax, Foster 16 N.D. & J. Buckland, Fish Creek 2 M. Baryczka, Airly 9 Chapman Farms Prod, Trafalgar Sth

731.5kg 631.3kg 567.5kg 704.7kg 677.5kg 771.7kg

314.6 314.0 312.0 310.2 308.6 308.6

$2301.42 $1982.13 $1770.60 $2185.94 $2090.77 $2381.36

STEERS 1 W. & M. Rose, Valencia Creek 1 J. Geary, Leongatha 1 D. & S. King, Flynn 3 J. & A. Blackshaw, Leongatha Sth 1 Spencer Family Trust 1 W. & L. Heyne, Maffra

400.0kg 390.0kg 445.0kg 413.3kg 485.0kg 460.0kg

362.6 340.0 340.0 330.0 310.0 310.0

$1450.40 $1326.00 $1513.00 $1364.00 $1503.50 $1426.00

HEIFERS 1 J. & M. Bravington

345.0kg 367.6 $1268.22

1 Schottersveld P/L, Leongatha 1 T. Maruzza, Dumbalk 1 M. Bravington, Newry 1 Z. & M. Spehar, Yinnar 1 A. & K. Mangiafico, Dumbalk Nth COWS 2 R. & I. Brumley, Leongatha 1 S. & L. Harrison, Giffard 8 Melaleuca Pastoral, Meeniyan 1 C. Lukins, Foster 1 P. & L. Whiteside, Leongatha 1 W. & L. Heyne, Maffra 1 W. & K. Cocksedge, Yanakie 1 J. & S. Giliam, Dumbalk 3 Redmond Dairies, Inverloch 1 Yanakie Dairy Farm, Yanakie 1 R. & V. Holman, Korumburra 2 D. Anderson, Binginwarri BULLS 1 W. & M. Rose, Valencia Creek 1 P. & L. Turton, Korumburra 1 K. & F. Whelan, Outtrim 1 S.B. Marriott Livestock, Outtrim 1 M. McCaughan, Poung Creek 1 G.T.L. Bowman, Rosedale VEALERS 2 S.A. Marland, Budgeree

410.0kg 315.0kg 320.0kg 380.0kg 405.0kg

360.0 355.6 355.0 343.6 340.0

$1476.00 $1120.14 $1136.00 $1305.68 $1377.00

692.5kg 755.0kg 606.3kg 620.0kg 690.0kg 680.0kg 435.0kg 500.0kg 410.0kg 450.0kg 385.0kg 442.5kg

266.6 265.6 265.6 258.6 258.6 258.6 170.0 170.0 170.0 170.0 170.0 170.0

$1846.21 $2005.28 $1610.20 $1603.32 $1784.34 $1758.48 $739.50 $850.00 $697.00 $765.00 $654.50 $752.25

1160.0kg 860.0kg 805.0kg 1140.0kg 775.0kg 845.0kg

310.0 310.0 307.6 305.0 300.0 272.6

$3596.00 $2666.00 $2476.18 $3477.00 $2325.00 $2303.47

287.5kg 229.2 $658.95

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Farming Insight

Keeping count in Krowera By Sarah Vella KROWERA dairy farmers Matthew Loader and Megan Kirk have been named in the top 100 dairy farms in the country for milk quality for the second year running. The Australian milk quality awards recognise farms that have achieved the best milk quality in the country based on annual average bulk milk cell count (BMCC). Gippsland farms made up 21 of the top 100. Matthew and Megan said they do nothing out of the ordinary on their farm, where they currently milk up to 340 Friesians. Their seasonally calving herd is treated with dry cow and teat seal, and the cows are kept dry for at least eight weeks, which is longer than on some other farms.

Megan said she likes the herd’s BMCC to be less than 100,000 cells/ml, however it is usually below that. “This year it was around 81,000c/ml. Because we are building herd numbers at the moment we had some carry over cows which would have pushed it up a bit,” she said. Matthew said rather than focussing on cell count, their main aim is to keep the cost of production as low as possible. “The less cows we have with mastitis, the lower our costs. Mastitis is one of the worst things for increasing cost of production,” he said. “We use inline mastitis detectors, which are an inline filter at eye level, that help us to pick up the problem early. The filter picks up little clots and when we see that, we check the cow.” Keeping their cows stress free and allowing them to walk

to and from the milking shed on their own where possible is also important. Matthew and Megan aim to keep things simple on their farm, which includes minimising external labour. “We do 98 percent of the milking between us,” Matthew said. This is the second year in the top 10 for the Krowera farmers, but they have been recognised in the top five percent of Australian farms every year since 2011. They were also named as a Burra Foods gold supplier for 2015-16. Megan said it is always good to receive the awards, however that isn’t why they do what they do. “It is good to be recognised for doing a good job and paying attention to details. We are happy with our BMCC at the moment. It would be good to maintain it as we build up our herd,” she said.

Great achievement: Krowera dairy farmers Megan Kirk and Matthew Loader have been recognised in the top 100 farms in this year’s Australian milk quality awards.

Hotdogs cap off MG sale LEONGATHA’s Murray Goulburn Trading store held a hotdog sale day last Wednesday. The end of financial year blue tag sale ended on Friday. “It was one of the best days we’ve had all year,” store manager Barry Shepheard said. “It’s the first time we’ve had a hot dog day and it was a great success. “It gave the suppliers and customers a chance to meet and check out all of the great bargains. “Even customers came up to me saying how success the day was. “We had around 20-30 customers constantly in the store all day.” Huge specials were available all day to customers, and representatives from several companies were in store to answer customers’ queries and offer giveaways.

Great day: from left, Leongatha Murray Goulburn Trading manager Barry Shepheard with customers Owen Hutchinson, Mark Reid and Russell Blackall enjoyed as many hotdogs as they could last Wednesday in store.

Farm tech talks inspire INTERESTED farmers met in Leongatha last Tuesday, June 27, to discuss the latest technology in farm management software. Sam Stringer from Bayer chatted about farm management software Agriwebb, while Nick Browne talked about weighing and enterprise data interface technology from Gallagher. “Agriwebb is an end to end farm management software tool for all record keeping, reports and business decision making, using data from your farm,” Mr Stringer said. “The software is very easy to use and comes with a lot of direct support from the company. There is someone at the end of the phone if you encounter issues or want to give feedback. “It also covers on any reporting or compliance requirements you may have and offers best practice animal health programs

New tech: from left, Nick Browne from Gallagher, farmer Sean Durkin from Thorpdale and Sam Stringer from Bayer were in Leongatha last Tuesday, June 27, discussing the latest in farm technology. based on stock type, rainfall, region and enterprise.” Mr Stringer said Bayer has

partnered up with Agriwebb and is offering free trials to interested farmers.

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Notice of Special Board Meeting A Special Meeting of the West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation Board will be held on Friday 7 July at 11.30am pursuant to Section 84 of the Local Government Act 1989 to consider the following items: - Corporate Branding Concept - Adoption of Library Plan 2017-21 - Adoption of Annual Budget 2017/18 - Auditor’s Management Letter - Innovator Space Concept - Cancellation of ordinary meeting scheduled for 4 August 2017 This Special Meeting will be will be held at the Old    Wonthaggi.

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Occupational Therapist Grade 1 or 2 Full-Time, Fixed Term Contract We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Grade 1 or 2 Occupational Therapist to cover this ďŹ xed-term position. The Occupational Therapy team provides a range of services to acute, sub-acute, aged care, community rehabilitation, outpatient and home-based clients. You will demonstrate: • High quality assessment and treatment skills • Well-developed communication skills • A commitment to person-centred care and evidence based practice • Registration with AHPRA • Current Driver’s licence • A Police Check as per BCH policy For further information please contact Jenna Davis or Sally Phillips on 5671 3343. Applications, addressing the key selection criteria and including a cover Letter, resumĂŠ and 2 professional referrees should be addressed to Pat Grasby, Human Resources Email: Applications close 12 noon on Wednesday 19 July 2017 Bass Coast Health is a Smoke Free organisation.

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LEASE or agistment wanted for dairy cattle in Korumburra or surrounding areas. Please call Don Harris on 0417-547660.

EXTENSION TABLE pine, round, with 6 teak chairs; pine buffet, pine cabinet on wheels, $500 lot - willing to separate. Ph: 0409-316362.

FIREWOOD, redgum & local wood, Ph 0408980-711, A/H 56625175.

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.

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

Our beloved Nonno Sam. Our eyes are filled with tears, but our hearts are full of many loving memories. You always had time for your family and friends for a good old chat with a beer or two. We will miss you so much but your light will always shine bright in our hearts. Love your grandchildren Adriano, Nicholas, David and Nadia.

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WOORAYL LODGE INC. POSITION VACANT COOK/COOK’S ASSISTANT (Casual/Relieving Duties) A Casual Relieving position exists as a Cook/ Cook’s Assistant within the Food Services Department at Woorayl Lodge. This relieving position will cover shifts for staff on planned leave and will also be required to cover shifts on short notice. The ability to work as part of a team and work over a variety of shifts, including some weekend work, is required. Food handling qualifications and experience is preferred, but not essential. Applicants please forward a resumé, including a current Police Certificate, to the Manager at Woorayl Lodge, 71 McCartin Street, Leongatha. Applications close July 17, 2017. Jo White MANAGER

FIREWOOD - local messmate/stringy bark, cut, split, dry. Discounts on bulk loads. Free delivery available. Pick up or delivered. $100 per cubic metre. Ph: 0437-176187. HAY, shedded small squares, new season, no weeds, $9 each, Mardan. Ph: 5664-1320, 0428-999691. HAY small square bales, $6, Meeniyan. Ph: 0400131917. HAY $8 per bale, this season’s, fresh smell, good for horses or cattle. Hallston 5668-5281. LOUNGE SUITE, 3 seater and 2 armchairs, dark green suede, EC, $200. 0447-580996.

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TIMBER Kiln dried blackwood, silver wattle, cypress, celery top pine, most sizes for furniture and craft, also slabs and structural pine. Ph: 5681-2261. VICTORIAN fireplace and surround with tiles, $450. Ph: 5664-9359.


Cooking equipment bench top fryers, toasters, salamanders, grills, fridge, BBQ plenty of other stuff OTHER GARAGE STUFF Be there or be square

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Maintenance Technician Civil Networks Full Time Permanent Position South Gippsland Water is an equal opportunity employer committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees are treated with respect and feel valued and supported. Reporting to the Maintenance Team Leader, the Maintenance Technician is responsible for undertaking identified civil network based maintenance work across South Gippsland Water to optimise the performance of our assets, meet key performance indicators safely, and to provide excellent customer service. The Corporation seeks individuals with knowledge or capability in the delivery of operations, maintenance or construction activities associated with pipeline, pumping, drainage or civil infrastructure. A trade background will be highly regarded. The position is primarily based in Toora/Leongatha area with a requirement to travel across the service area. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit for a copy of the Position Description and for a full outline of the application process. Please contact Lee Hamilton on 03 5682 0403 for enquiries relating to employment at South Gippsland Water, or Greg Baud on 03 5682 0440 for specific information on this role. Applications close Monday 10th July 2017 at 9:00 am.

ADVERTISE by calling 5662 5555 or emailing or call in to 36 McCartin Street LEONGATHA to pick up your kit when you place your advertisement

livestock BULLS for hire or for sale. Friesian, Angus, Hereford, Limo or Jersey. All sound young bulls. Hire or sale. Phone 0447-331762. COMPANION HORSE, 15 hands, any offer. Contact Jim 0408177008. EXPRESSION of interest: Pure bred Kelpie pups, working. Dog and bitch from great studs. Enquiries Rob 0409-425880.

lost MISSING 5 black Angus cattle, 18 months old, from Hallston area. Contact 0408-176063, 0487-858544.

used vehicles MAZDA 2600 ute, 2005, 100,000km, manual, air, p/steer, towbar, RWC and reg, (TLP247), EC, $10,500. 0447-580996.

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funerals SCOLLO - A Funeral Service (Prayers) for Mr Salvatore (Sam) Scollo will be held in the Stratus Chapel, Bunurong Memorial Park, 790 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Dandenong South on Friday, July 7, 2017 commencing at 11am. The funeral will leave at the conclusion of Prayers for interment at the Piéta Mausoleum, Bunurong Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Leongatha Hospital would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the service.

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TOOTELL - Heath 19.4.87 to 4.7.09 8 years ago your bbig i heart h t stopped our world changed. To not see or hear you anymore is so heartbreaking. Everywhere there are precious memories of you but nothing is or will ever be the same again. We love you Heath. Love Mum and Dad.

deaths SCOLLO - Salvatore (Sam). Passed away peacefully at the Leongatha Hospital on June 28, 2017 aged 87 years. Beloved husband of Antonietta for 61 wonderful years. Loved and adored father of Josie and Tony, Sandra and Andreano. Nonno to Nicholas, Nadia, Adriano, Bianca, David and Carly. Great Nonno to Matteo and Orlando. Your light will always shine bright in our hearts. SCOLLO - Salvatore (Sam). 25.03.1930 - 28.06.2017 Beloved husband for 61 wonderful years. Sam, my mind still talks to you. My heart still looks for you. My soul knows you are at peace. Antonietta Pa, you fought so hard, with courage and pride and then you became tired and closed your eyes. You left us beautiful memories. Your love is still our guide and though we can’t see you, we know you are always by our side. Your loving and adoring daughters Josie and Sandra, and son-in-laws Tony and Andreano.

Premiers: Michael Westaway, Bryce Holwerda, Frank Hirst and Trish Denier won the A Grade Leongatha Table Tennis grand final.


Runners up: Dirk Holwerda, John McCarthy and Michael Holwerda came in second in Leongatha Table Tennis’ A Grade grand final.

High drama at Leongatha Table Tennis final THE unthinkable happened and Think About it toppled Mixtures off its perch to win the grand final. Despite starting as underdog, it was not all as it seemed. During the week Think About It’s top player Bryce Holwerda was injured in an accident and was unable to play.


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As this would have handed the final to Mixtures it was agreed by all that a player of similar standard be allowed to play in place of Bryce, and so last week’s opponent Michael Westaway took over the number one spot for Think About It. Bryce and Michael are the number two and three ranked players in the association, and Mixtures would still be favourites to win. After the first seven rubbers, Mixtures held a four to three lead with the second doubles to be played next. With Michael Westaway playing instead of Bryce, this meant Frank Hirst was playing with his club championship winning doubles partner Michael again, and after that win they were a pretty confident combination. They proved too solid for Dirk Holwerda and John McCarthy, winning this vital doubles and putting the cat among the pigeons in the lead up to the last three rubbers. With Dirk Holwerda too strong for Michael Westaway in the first, Mixtures led five to four. Trish Denier then had a win over Mixtures Michael Holwerda to level at five all. It was now Frank Hirst v John McCarthy to decide the winner and in a clinker of a game it was Frank who sealed the win for Think About It. Full credit to all players for bending the rules a bit in allowing a fill in to play so that the final could be played and not be a walkover. A Reserve Grade were to start its next competition on Wednesday, June 28, however this is now to be on Wednesday, July 19, as a number of players are unavailable due to school holidays. If you wish to come along and join in, please contact Bill Haw on 0409 217 900. A Grade will start its new season from Tuesday, July 18, and Michael Holwerda is the contact for this on 0429 641 354. The centre will still be open for practice on Tuesday evenings as normal.

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Local gymnasts star in Maffra NINE Leongatha gymnasts and coaches travelled to Maffra to compete in Leongatha Gymnastics Clubs’ first competition of the year. The gymnasts ranged from nine years old to adults. The ‘Sue Draper Pairs Competition’ is held once a year to raise funds for cancer research. In the 10 years the event has been running, it has raised close to $20,000. The pairs’ competition involves two gymnasts pairing and competing two apparatus each, with their scores combining to create a team score. Results; Level 4: India Curtis and Isabelle Starkey, Abbey and Georgia Agnello. Level 5: Chelsea Patton and Tanaiya Lim – third place overall. Veterans: Lily Akers and Darcy Wearne – fourth place overall. Also held on the same day was the Maffra Masters, a competition for anyone aged 18 and over. Head coach Miranda Wilson competed in this event and won her section. She showed the younger gymnasts that all their hard work through the years can bring exciting results. It has been five years since Miranda last competed in this event. “It was a great experience to compete again and I love being able to show others that you are never too old to do gymnastics.” Results: 1st beam, bar, parallel bars and rings; 2nd floor, 3rd mini tramp, 4th vault, 1st overall.

Impressive pairs: from left, India Curtis, Isabelle Starkey, Chelsea Patton, Tanaiya Lim, and Abbey and Georgia Agnello performed well in the Sue Draper Pairs Competition in Maffra.

Winning team: Southern Fusion Under 17 team back from left coach Ben Dixon, Lily Scott from Kongwak, Jessica Koolen from Korumburra, Zali Hill from Middle Tarwin, Saskia Eenjes from Traralgon and Cassidy Smith from Yinnar and front from left Alice Howard from Buffalo, Jayde McGlead from Foster, Jasmin Mackie from Meeniyan and Irene Thorson from Dumbalk.

Southern Fusion wins again BASED in Meeniyan, South Gippsland’s representative netball club Southern Fusion is celebrating another premiership after winning in Waverly last Wednesday.

Well done: Chelsea Patton and Tanaiya Lim received third place in the pairs’ competition in Maffra.

How it’s done: Leongatha Gymnastics Club head coach Miranda Wilson placed first overall in the Maffra Masters.

The club’s 17 and Under team ones won at the Waverly Netball Centre in Section 2 of the 17 and Under premier division. Coach Ben Dixon said it was a very close, hard-fought game, with the lead changing several times and at one stage in the third quarter Southern Fusion trailed by seven. “Persistence, effort, and a never say die attitude saw the girls hit the lead to hold on with only a couple of minutes to go,” he said. “Key defender Jayde McGlead was

awarded best on court honours by the umpires, and the team celebrated with dinner after the game.” Next season, commencing later in July, the team will be promoted to section one. “This will be a big step up, but the girls are looking forward to the challenge,” Mr Dixon said. The same team has also recently returned from a fantastic weekend competing in the New South Wales state championships in Sydney. “This opportunity was unique to Southern Fusion and one the girls enjoyed immensely and will remember for life,” Mr Dixon said. “Although the standard was incredibly high, the girls managed to win four games and drew once. It was a wonderful learning and bonding expe-

rience and no doubt set the girls up to win last week.” The Southern Fusion 15 and Under ones team is travelling to Queensland for a similar experience later this month. This year, Southern Fusion has seven teams spread across three junior age groups, providing the opportunity for over 60 local girls to play netball at their optimum level and reach their potential. It is also a terrific avenue for coaches wanting to move up to the next level. Try outs for next year’s teams have been scheduled for October/November. All keen netballers are welcome and invited to attend; please visit Southern Fusion Netball Club on Facebook for details.

Autumn doubles comes down to narrow finish

Competition: many competed in the Maffra Masters, including Leongatha Gymnastics Club head coach Miranda Wilson, who placed first overall.

Young surfers wanted for prestigious festival AUSSIE surf legend and former world champion Barton Lynch is calling on Phillip Island groms to showcase their sickest shredding skills in the world’s biggest junior surf festival. Entries for the annual Hurley BL’s Blast Off are now open. Founded and directed by Barton Lynch, the spring school holiday event (September 29-29) welcomes 350 of the keenest young surfers from across Australia and around the globe to Sydney’s northern beaches for a fun filled program of coaching, games, activities and competition. Now in its 12th year, the Hurley BL’s Blast Off attracts the largest field of any children’s surfing event in the world, with participants taking part in a unique format that focuses on coaching and performance improvement. In this spirit, all entrants are offered advice and coaching regardless of their age and heat placement, in a supportive, fun

and interactive environment. To further inspire young surfers, the event sees participation from some of surfing’s all time greats – from former world champions Layne Beachley, Tom Carroll, Rabbit Bartholomew and Damien Hardman, to former World Masters champ Terry Richardson and Hurley young gun Cooper Chapman. The Hurley BL’s Blast Off is open to boys and girls age 14 years and under who have some surfing experience. Entrants must be able to paddle into and catch waves for all divisions, except for the U6s. With only 350 spots available, the event is a sell out each year. Local children and their parents can register for this year’s event at The 2017 Hurley BL’s Blast Off will be held at Whale Beach, New South Wales, with backup locations being Palm Beach and Avalon Beach, New South Wales. The final location is determined by surf conditions on the day.

UNDER a crescent moon on a fine, crisp night for tennis, Inverloch Tennis Club’s Autumn Night Doubles Competition reached its grand final stage last Wednesday. Karsten Krohn’s Team 3 (Karsten Krohn, Paul Burns, Wes Maxwell and Sarah Keating filling in for Jenni Cox) was taking on Andy Boldiston’s Team 16 (Andy Boldiston, Greg Ellt, Julie Jacobs and Andrew Manning filling in for Shane Clements). Krohn and Boldiston were soon exchanging bullets from the baseline, supported by the nimble net play of Burns and the cutting forehand of Ellt. It was nip and tuck until the final three games, with Krohn’s combination edging out for an eight to five lead. On the second court, Jacobs and Manning were off to a slow start, going down eight to two to Maxwell and Keating. With a nine game break at the halfway point it seemed Team 3 was going to become the ultimate giant-slayer, having finished the regular season in seventh spot to then account

for the minor premiers and two top four teams on its way to winning the coveted premiership coffee mugs. But Boldiston was having none of it as his team took to its second sets with a vengeance. He and Jacobs accounted for Krohn and Maxwell eight to two, while Ellt and Manning were turning the tables completely, leading

Burns and Keating seven to three. Needing only two games to force a deciding tiebreak, Keating dug in on serve, very nearly staging a brave comeback. But the experience of Ellt came through at the end, giving Team 16 a hard earned victory on the night and ending the memorable run of Team 3 by a mere

two games. As the moon set behind the gum trees, another successful Night Doubles season was wrapped up in fitting style. Well done to all, and bring on the spring competition. Also thanks to everyone who supported both teams on night it was great to see so many people there.

Premiership clash: back from left, Greg Ellt, Julie Jacobs, Andy Boldiston and Andrew Manning defeated Wes Maxwell, Paul Burns, Karsten Krohn and Sarah Keating in Inverloch Tennis Club’s Autumn Night Doubles Competition.

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Cyclists take on Trida CLUB racing on Saturday was held at Leongatha North over an outand-back course to Trida totalling 38 kilometres. The fine sunny afternoon with a lazy north-west breeze attracted 20 riders including two from the Warragul club. The senior handicap event was made up of four groups. On the 22 minute limit were Peter McLean and Alex Welsh, followed by Tony Giles and Kerry Pritchard on 15 minutes. On nine minutes there were six riders comprising Leigh Stott, Damien King, Morgan Barnes, Dylan Adams, Michael Park, plus Geoff Thomson and Bryce Edhouse from Warragul. On scratch with task of chasing down the handicaps were Brett Franklin, Thomas McFarlane, Will Lumby, Harrison McLean with Clem Fries and Stefan Kirsch riding with the club for the first time this season. After the long uphill climb through Wooreen to the turnaround at Canavans Road on the Grand ridge road Trida, it was Peter McLean who made the turn first despite wanting to ride on further. Alex Welsh hand powering his way was next, followed by the duo of Tony Giles and Kerry Pritchard encouraging each other for downhill return. The other groups made the turn with no change to the overall order. On the return through Wooreen it was Alex with a 30 second lead over Peter and they were still out in front of the main field. Tony and Kerry had been picked up

by the nine minute bunch with the scratch bunch still three minutes and 20 seconds in arrears. The three kilometres of uphill to the finish sorted out the riders. It was the nine minute handicap bunch that prevailed with Leigh Stott taking the win from Bryce Edhouse who edged out Geoff Thomson across the line for third, both from Warragul. In fourth place was Damien King, fifth Tony Giles. Next across the line was Stefan Kirsch the best of the scratch bunch taking fastest time in sixth ahead of Thomas McFarlane and Brett Franklin with Harrison McLean a close ninth. The junior handicap with just three riders rode an 18 kilometre out-and-back over the same course. Kaleb Jans on scratch gave away a 10 minute handicap to Greg Bradshaw and Caleb Murphy on limit. Greg with a show of good form rode away from Caleb Murphy, going on to win with Kaleb Jans not able to bridge Greg’s handicap coming in second with Caleb Murphy third. Over the weekend Leongatha juniors Oliver McLean, Felicity Waddell and Thomas Fitzgerald put in solid performances at the Blackburn junior tour held at Casey Fields on Saturday and road race at Main Ridge on Sunday. Thomas Fitzgerald finished with a commendable third overall in the general classification U/M17b category. Next week the racing is at Tarwin Lower.

Leongatha Small Bore Rifle Club 2017 20m Prone Pennant: Section B. Round 3: Glenelg B 489.026 defeated Oakleigh Rifle Club 483.013; Kyabram 488.021 defeated by Leongatha/Traralgon 493.029; Numurkah A 491.028 defeated MISC 484.020; Mornington SBRC 490.027 defeated Geelong 488.022. The best shooter for round three was Neil Davis (MISC) with 100.008. Round 4: Glenelg B 489.022 defeated by Kyabram 494.027; Oakleigh Rifle Club 488.021 defeated Leongatha/Traralgon 483.010; Mornington SBRC 488.021 defeated by Numurkah A 492.026; Geelong 492.032 defeated MISC 483.021. The best shooter for round four was Michael Young (Geelong) with 100.009. Round 5: Oakleigh Rifle Club 483.009 defeated MISC 471.017; Mornington SBRC 484.022 defeated Kyabram 471.014; Geelong 491.018 defeated Leongatha/Traralgon 487.021; Glenelg B 385.013 defeated by Numurkah A 487.019. The best shooter for round five was Bian-

ca Waldron (Geelong) with 100.009. Round 6: Geelong 487.019 defeated by Kyabram 491.022; Mornington SBRC 489.024 defeated Leongatha/Traralgon 487.021; Oakleigh Rifle Club 486.022 defeated Numurkah A 485.017; Glenelg B 493.016 defeated MISC 381.010. The best shooter for round six was Chloe Romanoff (Mornington) with 100.008. Round 7: Oakleigh Rifle Club 488.020 defeated Kyabram 484.021; Glenelg B 484.019 defeated by Leongatha/Traralgon 492.023; Geelong 493.021 defeated Numurkah A 486.022; Mornington SBRC 489.024 defeated MISC 480.015. The best shooters for round seven were Chloe Romanoff (Mornington), Lindsay Braybon (Numurkah) and Daniel Croatto (Leongatha) all with 100.007. Ladder Oakleigh Rifle Club......20 Numurkah A..................16 Glenelg B......................16 Leongatha/Traralgon.....16 Geelong........................16 Mornington SBRC........16

Kyabram.........................8 MISC..............................4 2017 20m Bench Pennant - Section G Round 3: Mildura C 569.012 defeated by Leongatha 582.013; Numurkah 581.011 defeated by Frankston B 591.016; Shepparton 586.015 (bye). The best shooter for round three was Craig Cameron (Shepparton) with 198.006. Round 4: Mildura C 392.007 defeated by Frankston B 593.022; Numurkah 580.009 (bye); Shepparton 590.018 defeated Leongatha 581.014. The best shooter for round four was Ebony Parker (Frankston) with 200.008. Congratulations Ebony on her 200. Ladder Frankston B..................16 Leongatha.....................12 Shepparton....................12 Numurkah.......................8 Mildura...........................0 The club shoots Wednesday nights at 8pm at the rifle club on the Leongatha Recreation Reserve. Any inquiries, please call R. Spratt on 5664 2358.

Interleague teams gear up for championship THE 2017 Gippsland Junior Interleague Football Championships are taking place across Sale and District next week. The annual event is a three day carnival featuring representative teams from six junior football leagues and associa-

tions participating in four grades of competition: U10s, U12s, U14s and Youth Girls. The 2017 carnival takes place in Sale on July 4, 5 and 9. The grand finals are set to be played at Sale Recreation Reserve on Sunday.

Winners: second place went to Bryce Edhouse (Warragul), Leigh Stott was the winner and third place belonged to Geoff Thomson (Warragul).

Alberton congratulates its rising stars MDU’s Brett Thorson and Foster’s Jayde McGlead were presented with the May Rising Star awards for the Alberton Football Netball League. Brett is a skilful player who returned to playing this year after having a knee reconstruction last year. He played his early games this season in the Thirds before being selected for his first game in the Seniors four weeks ago due to his hard work at training. Brett represented Alberton Football Netball League interleague teams in 2011, 2012 and 2013 in the junior competition and was selected to play a few games with Gippsland Power U15s in 2015. He is continuing to im-

Alberton Football Netball League May rising star Jayde McGlead from Foster.

Alberton Football Netball League May rising star Brett Thorson from MDU.

prove with each match. Jayde is an outstanding netballer. Her work ethic, determination and commitment to becoming the best netballer she can be shows in her achievements at such as young age.

Jayde started netball when she was 10 and started playing with Foster because she enjoyed playing team sports, and still loves it. Her achievements include three club best and fairests, 2015 U15 Alber-

ton Football Netball Club best and fairest, 2015 U15 Waverley premiers (best on court in grand final), 2016 Waverley runners up, 2014/15/16/17 Alberton Football Netball League interleague, 2014/15/16 Gippsland regionals, 2016 Eastern Zone Academy, and 2016 Foster Netball Club junior club person. She has represented Southern Fusion, Foster, Gippsland Eastern Zone Academy and Alberton Football Netball League. Her Fusion records include 2016 U17 New South Wales state titles side (undefeated) and 2017 captain of U17. Jayde sets an excellent example for younger players with her attitude towards training and playing, and demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship.

Sports clubs share funding spoils SPORTING clubs in East and South Gippsland will receive a share in more than $500,000 in funding as part of the latest round of health promotion foundation VicHealth’s Active Club Grants, an initiative to encourage more Victorians to get physically active. Successful local clubs include Surfing Mums Phillip Island ($1654), Wonthaggi Power Football Club ($2885), Wonthaggi Croquet Club ($2870), Nerrena Cricket Club ($2845), OMK Cricket Club ($1746) and Wonthaggi Bowls Club ($2700). The funding will help local sport clubs across Victoria deliver more opportunities for women and girls to get involved in sport, and provide more social, flexible and accessible sport programs. The grants will also provide more opportunities for people from disadvantaged communities to take

part in sport. Member for Eastern Victoria Region MLC Harriet Shing said the grants, of up to $10,000 each, will make a significant difference to communities and help more local residents get involved in community sports. “We want to support locals to get active and embrace a healthy lifestyle, no matter what age, gender or ability,” Ms Shing said. “Due to a lack of time, lack of confidence, and societal pressures, many Gippsland residents just aren’t fitting the recommended amount of physical activity into their week. “With these Active Club Grants, local sport clubs will be able to deliver a wider range of opportunities for everyone to get active, regardless of ability. “Regular physical activity not only protects against many illnesses, it also makes us mentally healthy, alert and resilient against the stresses of modern life.”

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said the grants will help more Gippsland residents to make physical activity part of their day-to-day life. “This program is about supporting Victoria’s grassroots sport clubs to provide a wider range of opportunities for everyone to get involved in,” Ms Rechter said. “Successful clubs across Gippsland will be able to use these grants to respond to growing numbers of women and girls wanting to play sport. “Non-traditional, social and modified sports are also becoming an increasingly popular choice, and some of the successful clubs will deliver creative and flexible sports programs to help locals fit exercise into their busy daily routines. “I encourage Gippsland residents to get involved in their local sports clubs – it’s a fun way to keep active while connecting with like-minded people in your local community.”

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Inverloch outplay Wonthaggi in local derby Seniors

THE Inverloch Stars Seniors team made the trip down the Bass Highway to play against local rivals Wonthaggi. Wonthaggi drew first blood early and the Stars had to find a bit of rhythm. Patrick Gilbert and Stuart Hutchison were linking up well, and finally a ball from Denis Landron to Jordan Tomas returned and shot past the keeper making the half time score one all. Wonthaggi came out strong in the second half and took control of the midfield. The Stars’ defenders and midfield rallied hard and started to push forward. Pat Gilbert was on hand to nod in a rebound from a brilliant Eddie Halijian strike that struck the crossbar to level the scores. Nick Matheson, debuting in goal for the Stars, had a fantastic match, making some extraordinary saves. Defender Sean McCrossan pushed down for a Stars corner and his presence was enough to put off the Wonthaggi defender and touch the ball to get it over the line to make it three to two cliff hanger win to Inverloch. This one went to the Stars, but one fact remains - a Wonthaggi/Inverloch derby brings out the best in both sides.

Women’s IT was an intense game with both Inverloch and Wonthaggi having strong starts. Wonthaggi had several shots of goal early in but goal keeper Gabby Harris was too good and kept scores to zero

all. Inverloch make a great run for goal with Ciara Ryan, Orana Lynch and Beth Nuske working together but Wonthaggi’s keeper shuts down their attempt. Fiona Richardson keeps up Inverloch’s momentum with a great run down the wing but still can’t put a score on the board. Wonthaggi then move quickly towards goal but a gutsy save from Harris foils their attempt and it was zero all at half time. The beginning of the second half was relentless with both sides having runs at goal but it was Inverloch’s Beth Nuske who was able to put a score on the board. Wonthaggi soon answered with a goal. Both teams remained strong. Inverloch’s Emily Smith took a kick at goal and players celebrated, but their elation was short lived as the goal was controversially called offside and scores remained even. The final result was one all.

U15 THE Stars U15s had an overwhelming win over Wonthaggi on Sunday. The first half was dominated by great footwork in the forward line, winning Orana Lynch two goals and Amy Challinor five goals - making for a team record. In the second half, Jess Challinor took the goalies gloves from Mia Plenkovich, who went on to score three goals along with Chloe Woodcock who scored two goals from the right wing. Then came a complete reversal of on-field positions with Holly Hughes taking ad-

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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vantage of the move to score a sweet goal. It was a superb team effort with Emma Dwyer kicking the final goal. The final score was 14-0.

U12 THE Stars U12s met Wonthaggi with the expectation of a competitive battle. After an early goal to Wonthaggi, the Stars didn’t panic and settled well. The Stars scored and then Charli Dellamina chimed in shortly after with a quality finish to put the Stars in front. After being convincingly beaten last time the Stars dug deep in the second half.

The defenders were amazing, led by Rex Parini as goalkeeper, making some spectacular saves all day, and James Gilbert, performing a fantastic sweeping effort down back. Jack Farmer was amongst the action all day, setting up the play, while scoring four impressive goals. Quality footwork by Finn Wilkinson set the Stars up for a thrilling victory, their best team effort of the year with a score seven to four.

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Challenge: Inverloch Stars’ player Gerson Pacheco tries to work the ball around his Wonthaggi opponents.

Knights too strong for Prom Coast Men’s

PROM Coast came to Leongatha on Sunday ready to play and it certainly started that way. When the Knights players fluffed the ball around in their midfield, Prom Coast pounced and was able to send one of its players through the defence and score the first goal of the match. With Shem Murphy in goal and a defensive line of Chris Wightman, Tom Rycks, Fergus Warren and Curtis Rintoule for the Knights, this wasn’t to be expected. Thankfully these four knew better and started to ask more of their up field teammates. When PJ O’Meara, Wade Bashaw and Matt Wardle were able to hold the ball in their forward half it made life a lot more difficult for the Prom Coast defence. Jack Bainbridge in midfield scored the Knights first when he accepted a pass from PJ and was able to crack a volley that the keeper couldn’t control. This seemed to calm the Knights players as it was able to move the ball around quicker and find teammates in the clear. When PJ and Ethan Bath combined for a classic one to two it was PJ who took his chance and put the ball into the back of the net two to one. Next it was Ethan’s turn when PJ put in a through ball and Ethan was able to beat a number of defenders in a great run that allowed him to get clear and score three to one. The last goal of the first half came when Charlie Dougherty out of goals sent PJ into the box only for him to be cut down from behind an earn a penalty. In the second half, Charlie went back into goal

and this allowed Shem the run of the field. When a forward attack next came the Knights used Chris as a back pass and this opened the play up and his cross from one side of the field fell to Jack clear behind goal. His half volley gave his second for the game. When Shem attacked down the left, he had a number of teammates in the centre and his cross was sent on goal by PJ, but deflected by the keeper only for Matt to follow it up and be able to score six to one. Ethan was able to get his second in unusual circumstances when Chris took the chance from defence to attack down the centre, defenders seemed to drop off him as they tried to cover a pass that didn’t come. When they finally realised and went to him he was able to pass to Ethan who actually took his shot on goal as he was trying to shield the ball from a defender and finished up making contact and chipping the goalie from a horizontal position seven to one. Matt scored his second when a long cross from Wade opened the defence and put the keeper in a poor position, allowing Matt to score from his favourite position at the back of the goals eight to one. Leongatha now had three players in PJ, Ethan and Matt all looking to score their hat trick goal and with the majority of the team trying to set them up. The final 10 minutes of the match seemed to be attack after attack which the Prom Coast keeper and defence repelled time and again. The final goal though fell to Canadian import Wade who latched onto a cross through the box from Sam Bainbridge and was able to score around the keeper nine to one. Five of the Knights goals came from balls getting through Prom Coast’s box and to a player standing

free at the back of the play, in essence where good sides drop a player as the keeper will go towards the attack and this tends to leave an open goal and a keeper who has a lot of vacant area to cover. The Knights were now showing what they are capable of and once they started to control their own play it never really let Prom Coast back into the game. Disappointing again to let in an early goal but good to know that they are able to get their groove back and finish games out. There will be no game during the school holidays, which is followed by the bye. The next game is July 23 when Leongatha host Phillip Island.

Women’s ALTHOUGH the pitch was frosty, the sun was shining bright on round 10 at Leongatha Knights’ home ground, Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College. The Lady Knights took on Prom Coast in its first competitive match. Currently sitting second on the ladder, Leongatha struck hard from the start finishing half time with a 14 -nil lead. Forwards Marissa Preston, Kathy Zacharopoulos, and Rachael King were supported by a stellar midfield comprised of the quick paced Annemieke Enter and Mimmie Ng. Prom Coast maintained a positive outlook and its goal keeper demonstrated keen skill in blocking a number of shots from the ever present Leongatha offense. Leongatha closed the game with a 23-nil victory.

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evident in the close result. The first half saw our team do a lot of defending to keep out Wonthaggi and turn interceptions into attack. The second half saw the defence and midfield combine well to put lots of pressure on Wonthaggi. Every player had a great game, and the passing, dribbling and team work was excellent.

THE highly skilled league leaders Phillip Island pushed hard from the opening whistle to take a convincing win over Korumburra City. The end result was 15 nil. Some high level praise was heard from the sidelines from a long time City supporter, “Super proud of you men today. That was one of the toughest games I’ve seen the men play for some time and you all handled yourself well. You all gave your best to the end and didn’t give up or lose your cool.”

Reserves STARTING off well, Korumburra City did as was instructed by coach Phil Richards to pass the ball cleanly, move it around and find options. Harry McNeil’s superb goal resulted from this direct ball movement around the pitch. Phillip Island with fast pace took control of the game and didn’t concede any further goals, taking a convincing nine to one win.

Women BOTH women’s teams took to the pitch with equal determination to take out a win. City played the ball well, Treen Halkett making a comeback from injury on the pitch as an attacking forward. Her presence lifted City, her intensity on the ball outstanding, unfortunately a leg injury would see her off the pitch mid-way through the first half. City’s defensive line of Tori Martin, Nadia Sillars and Jodie Olden was su-

perb, hardly letting the ball through, getting the ball through to midfielders, Kate Brennan, Rachel Rosse, Jess Odgers, Rose Hurst, Tash Hurst and Jess Halkett who in turn pushed the ball forward to Lucy MacPherson and first gamer Amelia Downie. Breakers’ defensive line was as solid as Korumburra’s but City got through a few times and had shots on goal, unfortunately none hitting the net. Estelle Rosse came on late in the game as the injuries mounted for City; Treen Halkett, Jess Odgers and Rose Hurst out for the remainder of the game. The end result was a two nil loss.

U16s IT was an intense game from the whistle. Korumburra was pumped to get the ball moving. League leader Phillip Island was the fancied team and expected to take an easy win.Korumburra’s determination would prove fantastic. Phillip Island, leading at half time five to one, thought it was going to take a convincing win. City came out stronger in the second half and managed to score three more. Phillip Island held on to its earlier advantage and took the win nine to four. City’s goal kickers were Aidan Hall (2) Riley Olden and Jaxon Checkley.

U15 girls A DEPLETED side of Korumburra City girls took to the pitch against league leaders Phillip Island Breakers who had plenty of spare players on the bench to rotate. Eight against eight on the big pitch would see a lot of ground covered by

Goal kicker: City’s Jaxon Checkley beats Breakers’ keeper for a goal in the U16 mixed team. Photo credit Rose Hurst. both teams. Again starting out well both sides had a good battle on the ball, but the Breakers would make use of their fresh players from the bench and take out a solid home side win 10 to one. Amelia Downie found the net for Korumburra in only her second game. Coach Rose Hurst was most pleased with Amelia’s game play. Milly Hurst took a heavy hit to the knee just before half time and took no further part in the game leaving City’s defence in tatters. Audrey Lames and Jordan Egan stepped up, and Aaliyah Nagel worked very hard in goals saving many of Phillip Island’s shots.

U14s IN the match of the day, underdogs Korumburra came to the pitch with a will to beat the league stand out Phillip Island,

and win is what it did. It was a match that was goal for goal and an absolute thriller to watch, with the score three all at half time it was anyone’s game. Korumburra got the advantage in the second half and be in front five to four and Breakers found the equaliser with about 10 minutes to go. Never giving in, City would slot another goal into the net and hold on to break Phillip Island at home. It was a six to five win for Korumburra City. Goal scorers for City were Liam Richards (3), Joey McNeil and Julio Decarlo and an own goal from Breakers.

U12s IT was a hard day on the pitch for Korumburra City’s Junior side. “Well done, U12s. It was a great team effort,” coach Graham Beech said.

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BOWLS | SPORT Inverloch WEDNESDAY social bowls brought 25 people to the greens for two games of 12 ends. There was a mixture of triples and fours enjoying the pleasant conditions. Two teams managed to win both games. With 33 points, the runners up were Brian Phillipson, Jill Bateman and Bob Davis. Congratulations to the winners on 35 points, David Parrot, a visitor from Woodend, Marg Griffin and Rob Howard. The raffle winners were Shirley Phillipson, Carol Waters and Laurel Lee. Sunday saw the mixed social bowlers out in force, 29 in all, attracted no doubt by the balmiest of days to play the mixed mufti games in teams of three and four. Two teams won both games. Clear winners, with 37 points, were Nic VanGrunsven’s team, Val Davis and Anne Lye. Runners up, with 33 points, were Lois Luby’s

Mardan MARDAN had only seven players this last week. Two teams were formed; one with four players and the other with three players. The members decided to play one long game with 16 ends. The result was a win for Vito’s team, winning after being behind most of the game it shows patience and work sometimes gets the team over the line. Vito Serafino’s team comprised of Graeme Trease and Russell Grady. The runners up was the other team with four players that played very well only to lose concentration on end 12 with the loss of six shots they never recovered from. Prior to on end 11 the

team, Brian Phillipson, Carol Hughes and Gavin Blew. Social bowls continues throughout the winter on Wednesdays and Sundays. For those who wish to keep up their indoor bowling skills, Inverloch offers a sociable carpet bowls competition on Monday mornings, beginning at 10 am, and finishing with a hot and cold light lunch around 12.30pm. Club membership is not essential, and visitors are always welcome. Next Friday, July 7, is members’ lucky draw night with all the usual enticements, including cash prizes, snacks, and the ubiquitous raffles; and the heating system works. Members (and visitors) are again reminded of the open pairs competition scheduled for Saturday, July 22, and urged to sign up well in advance, as this competition usually attracts more applicants than there are places. Friday night is members’ night with the jackpot continuing to grow. score was four to nine in their favour the game ended on end 16 with a score of 13 to 11. Well done Jeanette Grady’s team her third was Theresa Bateman, seconded by John McColl and lead by Denyse Menzies. Theresa Bateman brought us a trophy she won for being in the winning team on the anniversary of the fortieth visit by Mardan to Wonthaggi. That was the beginning of visits by the clubs as 1958 inscribed on the trophy. So with simple maths it can be deduced that this year’s visits are the fifty ninth in succession. Therefore next year will be the golden or 60th year of visits. That’s all for this week, RG.

Finalists gear up for A Reserve premiership THE new table tennis season is to start soon and new players are very welcome in all grades. New players are also welcome for junior coaching (ages seven to15) on Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm at the table tennis centre next to the netball courts. The A Reserve final is being played this week. Finalists are Mator (Archie Paxton, Jake Stivic and Bayley PoyntonJessop) and Classics (Brad Scott, Siobhan Paxton and Leanne Costello). A Grade practice starts on Wednesday this week and the table tennis centre will be open from 7 pm. A Reserve practice starts on Mondays following the school holiday break from 6.30pm. Junior coaching will also start after the school

holidays. Teams for B Grade will be selected from the junior players. Social table tennis continues on Thursday mornings 11am to 12.30pm. All ages are welcome. Access for All Abilities will have one week recess this Thursday. All the best to 11 year old Beau Dobbins, off to Hobart for the Australian Junior Table Tennis Championships on Saturday, July 8, and seven days of tough competition. Amazing community support was able to send Beau on his way with the extensive costs covered; thanks to all involved. Want to join a friendly progresssive sports club? Join Wonthaggi Table Tennis. Phone 5674 4628 for more information. (Evenings: 5672 2130 or 5672 3421)

Buffalo indoor Wednesday, June 28 A GOOD night of bowling at Buffalo last week.

Well done: winners at Inverloch on Sunday were Anne Lye, Nic VanGrunsven (skip) and Val Davis.

Top trio: Wednesday social bowls winners at Inverloch were David Parrot visiting from Woodend, Marg Griffin and Rob Howard.

Great bowling: at Inverloch’s Wednesday Social Bowls, the team of Bob Davis, Jill Bateman and Brian Phillipson were runners up on the day.

Almost: Inverloch’s Sunday social bowls runners up winners were Gavin Blew, Brian Phillipson, Lois Luby (skip) and Carol Hughes.

South Gippsland Indoor Bias Bowls LAST Tuesday saw the first round of finals being played at Dumbalk. Korumburra White started well, but stalled as Korumburra Blue fought back strongly with a good win to head them straight to the grand final. The other match came down to the wire with Mardan proving just too strong and consistent for Foster Fishys. Some top bowling was demonstrated by all. The next round of finals sees

Korumburra White take on Mardan for the opportunity to play in the grand final. Good bowling to all those involved. The grand final will be on July 11 and the following week will be the association’s ladies and men’s Singles Championships. Hope to see you all there supporting the players. Foster Indoor IT was a slightly quieter night this last Saturday with only nine players. One sat out to rest, so three bowl pairs were played. As usual, there

were two games of 12 ends. The winning team for the night with two wins was Bev Tyers and Peter Stapleton. Well done to everyone, some great bowls all round with the newbies improving every week. A good night was had by all. Venture out next Saturday night for a game of carpet bowls at the bowls club. Please have your names in by 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. Phone names in to the club 5682 2061, or for further details phone Bev on 0408 369 298.

South Gippsland Field and Game THE South Gippsland Field and Game Simulated Field Clay Target Shoot held on Sunday, July 2 attracted eighty one shooters. They enjoyed a 60 Tgts Novelty event for SxS and U and O competitors on cold clear winter’s day with wind. The high gun for the SxS event was R. Passarin with a score of 49. The other place getters for the SxS event are as follows: AA: R. Passarin 49, J. Wood 45 and W. Lieshout 40. A: D. Smith 40, K. Hart 28 and S. Dunn 25. B: C. Cooper 35, P. Cart-

Winner: Geoff Cooper won B Grade and also set up the ground for the side by side event. wright 29 and T. Passarin 28. C: T. Stockdale 37, C. Hillbrick 36 and T. Kleinitz 25. Vets: G. Hart 29, S. Wade 25 and J. Spinks 18. Ladies: B. Hart 19 and K. Matthies 12.

Juniors: J. Lieshout 41, J. Stockdale 32 and C. Kleinitz 26. The high gun for the U and O shooters was J. Green 42. Other place getters for U and O: AA: 0, A: J. Green 42, B: J. Passarin 35, C: K. Jones 34 Vets: J. Jennison 26 Ladies: K. Stybosh 28 Juniors: C. Cook 37. The next shoot will be a 50 Tgts Sim Grd event held on Sunday, August 6, starting at 11am at Hallston. If you are interested in trying Simulated Field Clay Target Shooting just come along, you will be made most welcome. South Gippsland Field and Game also had its second fox drive for the year in June which was attended by 14 members who shot 10 foxes for the day.

South Gippsland Bridge Club RESULTS for last week: Friday, June 20, pairs’ event at Inverloch North/South: First with 58.10 percent was the ever consistent pair of Philip and Neville Chapman. Second with 57.69 percent were the high achieving team of Jean Balfour and Greg Nicholson. Third with 55.79 percent and a very fine result was the new team of Kathleen Dowd and John French. Fourth with 54.86 percent were Jack Kuiper and Deb Anglim. East/West: First with 59.49 percent were the evergreens John Sullivan and Alan Johnston. Second with a solid 56.94 per cent was the up and coming pair of Ruth Stevenson and Dawn Jolly. Third with 55.32 percent were the high achieving pair of Maureen Sties and Viv Westaway and fourth with 52.78 percent were the increasingly consistent pair of Marie Sands and Ken McKenzie. Tuesday, June 27, at Tarwin Lower – pairs’ event. North/South: First was the ever achieving pair of John Sullivan and Alan Johnston with 58.33. Hot on their heels with 55.65 per cent were

Faye Rowlands and Neville Chapman, equal second with Wendy and David Saleeba. Fourth with another close chase were Philip Chapman and Viv Westaway with 52.38 percent. East/West: First with an excellent 61.61 percent and the score of the week were Dawn Jolly and Ruth Stevenson, remaining in the winning seat after their wonderful performance on Friday. Second with a very fine 57.74 percent were Margaret Munro and Margaret Smith. Third were Norma Hannay and Marg Freeman with 51.79 percent and fourth were Marie Sands and Ken McKenzie with 49.40 percent. Monday, June 26, at Meeniyan. First with an outstanding 61.31 percent was the very experienced pair of Faye Rowlands and Frank Arndt. Second with 52.98 percent were the ever consistent Clive Hope and Susan Ruffin, and breathing down their necks with 52.38 percent were June Metcalf and Colin Cameron. Please check the club website for coming events. All visitors are welcome and partners can be found.

We were joined by Maureen and Mark’s friends Roma and Trevor from Tasmania, having their first game of bias bowls and enjoying the challenge. Two games of 10 ends were played using six bowls. In game one Ian Rogers, Maureen Taylor and Trevor Bunyard proved too strong for Bill Wolswinkel, Carolyn Benson and Roma Bunyard, winning 12-7. On the other mat Peter Tiziani and Mark Taylor combined well to out bowl Toni Heldens and Illene Tiziani, winning 8-5. In the second game scores were closer, with Bill’s team scoring a win 9-7 over Peter and Mark, and Toni and Illene having a win over Ian’s team 9-7. Very close results at the end of the night as all teams had a win and a loss. Overall winners were Ian, Maureen and Trevor (WL) 12 ends, next Peter and Mark (WL) 10 ends, third toni and Illene (LW) nine ends -1, and fourth Bill, Carolyn and Roma (WW) nine ends -3. Good luck to all bowlers for the pennant finals. Social bowling 7.30pm on Wednesday at the Buffalo hall. All welcome.

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Kristen’s top win LEONGATHA Badminton Club legend Neil ‘The Bullfrog’ Jeremiah was back to his brilliant best, winning all his three sets and helping his team Kia stay in the finals race. Kia still has a realistic chance of taking out this season’s premiership, particularly if Tom Dudley can keep his outstanding form going through the later part of the season. For Kia’s opponents Holden, Arthur Grabham was again its best player and he keeps on defeating his younger opponents, showing great determination in his play. The Nissan side is in a shocking form slump at present, much is due to its captain Frank Dekker who is playing terribly at present. Frank won’t mind this criticism as he really needs to find a large mirror and have a good, hard look at himself. Frank just do something. Nigel Grimes and Phil Munro both won their singles to stop the night being a total disaster. The winning side Mazda appear on fire at present with Trent Hughes the man to watch during the club championships. Brae Byrnes is also in good touch at present.

Toyota proved too good for Honda, Steve Johnson proving too classy for Greg Marshman who will need to lift if he wants to win another club championship next week. Joel Langstaff and Ian Cole were good contributors for Toyota, and the always stylish Karsten Krohn had a top night winning most of his sets without a hair out of place. Finally Subaru was too solid for Ford that offer a lot but deliver very little. One special mention to Paul Robinson who again won his singles, this time over Josh Almond, a great effort by the likeable Paul. Garry McGrath, Matt Patterson and Gail Beer were excellent for Subaru that really seem like a well balanced team capable of going all the way. Next Tuesday night is our coveted club championships evening, good luck to all participants.

Rount 8 results Mazda 6/103 d Nissan 2/72, Kia 6/105 d Holden 2/80, Subaru 5/93 d Ford 3/82, Toyota 5/107 d Honda 3/87.

Ladder Toyota ......................................66 Mazda ......................................62 Subaru .....................................62 Kia ...........................................46 Honda .......................................41 Holden ......................................38 Nissan.......................................23 Ford ..........................................22

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Play golf for sick children THE 2017 Elders Annual South Gippsland Charity Golf Day will be held at Leongatha Golf Club on Friday, July 28. The event will support two local families who unfortunately have been affected by childhood disease. The day will help the families of 11 year old Aaron Tanner from Toora and four year old Elliot Vanderland from Leongatha. Aaron was diagnosed with a brain tumour in September of 2016. Only three days after the diagnosis, he underwent a nine hour operation followed by six weeks of radiation. He has been undergoing treatment since the diagnosis last year, where he has been receiving chemotherapy. Aaron’s father Craig Tanner has had to take time off work without pay, and the family has temporarily relocated to be by Aaron’s side while he under goes treatment. Elliot’s parents had discovered in December of last year, their little boy had a rare condition known as Aplastic Anaemia. This is a bone marrow failure syndrome in which, his own immune system attacks the platelets, and white and red blood cells within the blood. This condition is caused by another disease, Dyskeratosis Congenita. The only cure for Aplastic Aneamia is a bone marrow transplant. The transplant

Woorayl ON Thursday, the men’s Stableford competition was sponsored by the club. There was a small field of 13 players. The winner was president G. Winkler with a fine score of 37 points. Balls down line went to R. Gourlay and A. McEachern 32 points. Saturday saw 36 players hit the course with perfect

will involve chemotherapy, months of isolation, including months away from home. The annual event is proving to be quite popular and each year there is a full field, so please be quick to book in and make your team payment. For those not wanting a hit or for those just wanting to come along and support, there are limited seats available at $30 a ticket to be a part of the barbecue lunch, presentation and raffles/auction. This year Elders is going with a rainbow theme, so make sure you dress up bright and colourful to be in the running to win some of the great prizes on offer for best dressed. Elders is also looking for sponsors, so if you would be generous enough to donate money or prizes for the raffles/auction, please contact us. Last year Elders raised a massive amount of $21,143.77 and over the last five years of running this event, has raised a total amount of $55,403.04 Elders looks forward to great success again this year and to providing help and support to two of our local South Gippsland families, the Tanners and the Vanderlands, during this difficult time. Thank you from all of us here at the Elders South Gippsland branches. Please contact us Elders at Korumburra, 5658 1894, or Leongatha, 5662 3523, with any questions.

weather. The course was presented in fantastic condition thanks to all involved. Thanks to Trent and Tommy for their support and prizes, it was greatly appreciated. The competition was a board event, the A and G Wilson 4 ball par qualifying event. The winners were R. Beilby and E. Poole +6, and the runners up were D. Perrett and M. Herrald +6. Balls down line went to G. Forrester and T. Williams +5, M. Wilson and G. Maisey +5, W. Turner and M. Grist

+4, and G. Calder and C. Hall +4 on a C/B from the unlucky Trent and Choppa. NTP on eighth was T. Walters and 17th P. Burgess. The raffle winner was T. Ryan SYN. The qualifiers were R. Beilby and E. Poole v. M. Wilson and G. Maisey, and D. Perrett and M. Herrald v. G. Forrester and T. Williams. Next week’s Par competition is supported by Panthers Mensland. Good golfing.

Great competition: sponsors Ann Poole and Chris Gunn (far left) and Woorayl captain Heather Sullivan (far right) congratulated B Grade winner Marg Tuckett, A Grade winner Wendy Gervasi and C Grade winner Lorrae Hamilton following the Woorayl/Mirboo North Stableford Challenge.

Woorayl ladies THE Woorayl/Mirboo North Stableford Challenge was well supported by players with Woorayl welcoming 10 ladies from Mirboo North and 12 Woorayl ladies on Wednesday, June 28. The Challenge trophy has been played for a number of years between the two clubs and was introduced by Ann Poole playing with Woorayl and her sister Chris Gunn playing with Mirboo North. Thanks go to Ann and Chris who also sponsored the event. It was a cool day but with fine conditions which was pleasing, after the event had to be postponed in April due to the inclement weather. The course was in great

condition considering the time of the year and with preferred lies introduced from tee to green it helped with ensuring ‘clean’ balls were hit. There were individual grade trophies awarded but at stake was the Challenge trophy, of which Mirboo North was the current holder. The players’ scores from each club were averaged out to determine the winning club for the ensuing year. Over the years, the home club ‘advantage’ seems to have been a factor to win the trophy and the trend has continued this year with Woorayl successful for 2017 with an average of 26.6 to Mirboo North’s 25.3. The A Grade winner and best score of the day was from Wendy Gervasi (16) 33 points Mirboo North.

In B Grade it was Marg Tuckett from Woorayl (26) 32 points and in C Grade Lorrae Hamilton from Mirboo North (45) 30 points. NTP: eighth B. Stimson (MN), 11th C. Gunn (MN) and 17th I. Giliam (W). DTL balls: A. Wilson (MN) (37) 29points, A. Grist (W) (19) 29points, S. Thomas (W) (16) 29 points, and S. Hughes (MN) (28) 28 points C/back. A great day of golf along with a delicious lunch and camaraderie in the clubhouse was shared by all. Thanks to Shirley Thomas and Heather Sullivan for the organising and to all the Woorayl team for hosting the event. This week: Monthly Medal – Stroke.

Korumburra ladies LAST Wednesday, two pairs Heather Grist and Lynette McIvor, along with Jan Hewitt and Corrie George played in the McLaren Final. Congratulations to Heather and Lynette, who won on the 18th with one up after a very closely contested match. Thanks to Lee Clements, who walked the course to referee this final. The daily 4BBB event was won by Barb Walker (22) and Viv Enbom (32), with 38 points from runners up Joan Peters (22) and Jean White (39), 36 points. NTP on the first was Chris Rickard and Barb Twite was closest on the 13th. Next Wednesday is the Monthly Medal and also the Silver Spoon play-off. If possible, please bring along goods for the stall. Kath Welsh and Jean

Leongatha ANTONY Roberts scored a sizzling 38 points on a chilly Tuesday, June 27, to win the best score of the day. Jon Smith won A Grade with 35 points on C/B. DTLs went to Geoff McDonald (35), Bert Borg (34), Trevor Seebeck (33), Andrew Smith (32), Bill Bittleman (32), Bruce Hutton (32), Denis Wallace (32), Andy Bassett (32), Marilyn Williams (32), Russell Williams (32), Neal Gillin (31), Robert Martin (31), Trevor Scott (31) and Peter Horman (30). NTPs were won by Denis Wallace on the 14th hole (3.6M) and on the 16th hole Geoffrey McDonald (2.1M). Thursday, June 29, was a real winter’s day for the Gentsomes Competition, which was sponsored by Jon Smith. But the rain didn’t stop the four of Chris Leaver, Peter Hartigan, Trevor Moss and Kevin Scott from posting a great 95 stableford points to be narrow winners from Hans Hoefler, Alan Kuhne, John Dumont and Peter Walsh with 93 points. DTLs went to Trevor Seebeck, Antony Roberts, Denis Wallace and John Simon (92), Peter Waters, Wayne Keen, Greg Ellt and Norman Hughes (88), Jim Arnott, Terry Grace, Andrew Smith and Francis Thomas (87), Kevin Castwood, Ken Smirk, Frank Thomas and Jon Smith (87), and Joe Lowell, Bert Borg,

White have offered to send the field out. The weather was amazing on Saturday; blue skies, sunshine and no wind. A very small group enjoyed the day, with Deb Wrigley the winner, 109(24)85, on a count-back from Chris Rickard, 105(20)85. Chris was NTP on the first green. The dinner and auction night is Saturday, July 15, at a new starting/arrival time of 6pm. The meal is being prepared by a chef and will now be three courses, for just $30. To ensure a seat, payment for the dinner is required by Friday, July 7, as numbers must to be confirmed for catering. Please contact David on 0408 515 622 prior to July 7 if you would like to attend. It would be great if we have a good crowd on the night, to make it a success and help support the club. Keith Finney and Mick Oliver (84). NTPs were won by Denis Wallace on the14th (2.8M) and on 16th Antony Roberts (2.5M) The men’s captain, vice captain and handicapper decided that the nine hole competition needed more promotion and a late start was a preferred option for a wet Thursday, with Andy Bassett collecting the ball with 18 points. Unfortunately, they still failed to avoid the wettest part of the morning. Saturday, July 1, was the men’s Monthly Medal, which was played in cool but ideal conditions with the course playing well despite still carrying a few wet areas from recent rains. This was reflected in the scores with the premier tiler Nicholas Hill (17) scoring 83 off the stick with a net 66 to take the Monthly Medal. A Grade winner was Thomas Williamson (13) with 82 net 69, with C Grade winner Ted Rudge (33) 101 net 68. DTLs went to Colin Martin (17) 90 net 73, Malcolm Legge (21) 94 net 73, Andrew Smith (15) 88 net 73, Terry Lund (12) 85 net 73, Peter Waters (22) 96 net 74, Ian Murchie (14) 88 net 74, John Wheatley (13) 87 net74, Russell Williams (5) 79 net 74, Marcus Luscombe (8) 83 net 75, Bryan Roylance (24) 99 net 75, Brock Fennell (18) 93 net 75, Chris Leaver (9) 84 net 75, Peter Jaspers (14) 89 net

Successful: Korumburra’s Four Ball winners Barb Walker and Viv Enbom are pictured with runners up Jean White and Joan Peters.

Congratulations: winners of Korumburra Golf Club’s McLaren final were Heather Grist and Lynette McIvor, pictured with runners up Jan Hewitt and Corrie George.

Foster TUESDAY, June 27: Winner: J. Mathers 39 points. DTL: P. Dight 34. NTP: D. Summers sixth. Wednesday, June 28: Stableford Barb Fuller Trophy. A Grade winner: R. Knee 31points c/b. B Grade winner: K. Morris 28points. NTP: sixth M. Ellis and 17th R. Knee. DTL: M. Blake 31 Thursday, June 29: Stableford Winner: G. Draeger 32 points. Friday, June 30: Chook Run. Winner: T. Price 18points. DTL: B. Dash 14 75, Trevor Rickard (12) 87 net 75, David Vorwerg (17) 92 net 75, Trevor Bowler (17) 93 net 76, Barry Stevens (16) 92 net 76, Merv Stubbs (21) 97 net 76, and Malcolm Ginn (12) 88 net 76. NTPs were won by Anthony Sparkes on 14th (79cm) and Alan Kuhne on16th (82cm) with a couple of great shots. Once again, thanks to the Thursday sponsor Jon Smith.

Ladies ON a very enjoyable mild winter’s day, 42 women took to the field to play for the lovely trophies provided by member Nan Meagher. Joc Howson won A Grade (22) 33 points c/b, a very consistent Jill Steer was in the prizes again winning B Grade (32) 33 points, and in C Grade

Saturday, July 1: Monthly Medal Stroke Paul Spencer Trophy. Winner: A: Medal R. Prain 74 c/b. B: G. Prue 75. Scratch: P. Dight 81. Putting J. Freeman 27 puts. NTP: fourth D. Knee, sixth P. Dight, 13th K. Esler, 15th P. Schofield and 17th D. Studham. DTL: P. Dight 74, L. McKenzie 75, D. Knee 75, F. Tyers 76 and S. Canning 76. Ladies: carry over. NTP: J. Prain. Tickets for the Christmas in July raffle go on sale this week. See staff for more details. Nan Meagher won her own trophy (36) 32 points. The only NTP was Helen MacKenzie on the 16th (4.62m). DTL balls went to Loris Clark 33points, Nancy Sperling 31points, Coral Gray, Sue Wylie, Libby Seebeck, Glenys Day 29points, Helen MacKenzie 28points, and Dot Stubbs, Maxine Eabry and Wendy Parker 27 points. Winner of the nine hole event was Marie Sands 16points, closely followed on 15points by Gwen Chapman, Pat Pease and Geraldine Hastings. On Saturday, seven women contested the stroke event with Wendy Parker (13) 80 nett winning and Coral Gray (26) 85 net c/b taking DTL honours.

enjoyment was had on the from the last group to finday. ish. Twenty four pairs The pair of Heather played and the best score Wintle (40) and Marg returned on the day was Johnson (12) combined well and were pleasantly surprised when announced the winners with 85(13) 72 net. They were closely pursued by their playing partners of Anne Walker (12) and Ivy Ruby (21) with 82 (8.75) 73.25 NTP: second Sev Piasente. Pro Pin: eighth Catherine Bolding. BDL: L. Bentick and C. Yann 74, A. Poulton and C. Bolding 74, I. Walsh and S. Piasente Ambrose winners: Heather Wintle and Marg Johnson shared success on the 74.5, and P. Russell and R. Wilkinson 76.25 day with runners up Anne Walker and Ivy Ruby.

Wonthaggi ladies

WITH wintery cold days and a long damp course, captain Maree introduced some team spirit with a

two person draw for partner Ambrose. It was a welcome relief to the Wednesday’s golfing format and much

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Interesting finish to midweek tennis Bob McGeary: won the Single Stableford with 41 points at Meeniyan Golf Club.

Peter Wilson: won Meeniyan’s Single Stableford on Tuesday with 40 points.

Meeniyan golf JIMMY Cusack was back at the club again as sponsor for the Saturday medal competition, also helping captain Peter Riddle out with the desk. Neil Park carded an excellent 71 to take out the Monthly Medal, and the only person to break his handicap on the day. The club welcomed Kevin Harris from Melbourne (0) and Andrew Macfarlane from WA (9) on Saturday to join the field, coming away with 76 and 77 net scores. Peter Wilson was the consistent player throughout the week taking out the Tuesday competition and carding the best nine on Thursday. Strong fields produced some excellent golf during the week with the course the winner on Saturday. Results for the week: Tuesday, June 27: Single Stableford. Winner: Peter Wilson (23)

SOUTH Gippsland Midweek Ladies Pennant Tennis Association held its finals at the Leongatha tennis courts recently.

Saturday winner: Brian Dewar took out A Grade in Meeniyan Golf Club’s Stroke event.

40 points. Runner up: John Dumont (22) 39 points. Down the line: Bruce Betts (27) 38 points and Brian Blair (29) 37 points. Nearest the pin: second Bob McGeary and 11th Brian Erving. Best nine: Peter Riddle 20 points. Thursday, June 29: Single Stableford. Winner: Bob McGeary (15) 41 points. Runner up: Reg Hannay (25) 37 points. Nearest the pin: 11th Daryle Gregg. Best nine: Peter Wilson 19 points on a count back to Daryl Gregg. Saturday, July 1: Stroke, Monthly Medal Winners: A Grade: Brian Dewar (17) 74 net. B Grade: Neil Park (24) 71 Net and medal winner. Down the line: John Dumont (21) 72 net, Winston Reilly (28) 76 net and Kevin Harris (0) 76 net. Putting: Kevin Harris 27 puts on a count back to Col Stewart. Pro pin jackpots: Col Graeme and Kevin Harris. Members draw: Ross Batten, jackpots to next week.

Premiers: from left, Wonthaggi Turkeys Shelley Walker, Riece Dugard, Carol Sleeman and Caz Copeland won the South Gippsland Midweek Ladies Pennant Tennis Association Section 1 grand final recently. Absent: Sue Coglin, Kellie Simpson and Janelle Anderson.

Runners up: from left, Phillip Island team Betty Malloy, Tina Dean, Carol Hamilton and Alison Fitzgerald came in second in the South Gippsland Midweek Ladies Pennant Tennis Association Section 2 grand final. Absent: Barb Duggan.

Section 2: from left, premiers of the South Gippsland Midweek Ladies Pennant Tennis Association grand final were Judy Blogg, Donna O’Loughlin, Sue Van Sinderen, Nadine James and Pam Gardner from Korumburra.

Second place: from left, Tracey Mercer, Angela Toomey, Virginia McEntee and Liza Burrows from the Inverloch Diamonds were defeated by the Wonthaggi Turkeys in the South Gippsland Midweek Ladies Pennant Tennis Association Section 1 grand final. Absent: Deb Wells.

Inverloch runners up: from left, Avril Piasente, Susan Clark, Adine Robb and Mycalie Hoggert of the Inverloch Jigger Diggers were defeated by Phillip Island in the South Gippsland Midweek Ladies Pennant Tennis Association Section 3 grand final.

Winners: from left, Phillip Island’s Section 3 team Cheryl Sekac, Maria Kirwar, Lisa Guinane and Anne Greene defeated the Inverloch Jigger Diggers in the South Gippsland Midweek Ladies Pennant Tennis Association grand final.

Leongatha runners excel to states FIVE Leongatha Primary School students will compete in the state cross country next term. Mia Burt and Emma Mark (11 year olds), Katie Harris and Harper McLennan (12 years old), and Zac Longstaff (10 years old) finished in the top 12 in their respective age groups following the recent regional cross country event in Lardner Park. Twelve students competed in

the regional cross country from Leongatha Primary School. Those who did not make it into the top 12 performed extremely well and still featured in the top 30 out of around 70 students in each age category. All primary schools in Gippsland competed in the regional cross country, from Mallacoota to Warragul. The state cross country will be held on July 20 at Bundoora Park.

Running champs: from left, Zac Longstaff, Katie Harris and Mia Burt from Leongatha Primary School will compete in the state cross country at Bundoora Park on July 20.

Both teams fought hard in the Section 1 final, with lots of ups and downs on both sides. A tie breaker was played out in the end and the Wonthaggi Turkeys claimed the victory seven to four. Final scores; Wonthaggi Turkeys: two rubbers, four sets, 34 games defeated Inverloch Diamonds: two rubbers, four sets 33 games. The Section 2 final was a great game to watch, and the scores didn’t reflect the high standard. Korumburra hadn’t beaten Phillip Island all season, which may have made it a little more determined on the day. Final scores; Korumburra: three rubbers, six sets, 47 games defeated Phillip Island: one rubber, three sets, 36 games. The Inverloch Jigger Diggers went into the Section 3 final unbeaten. However, Phillip Island fought hard to run out winners; finals can produce a very different game. Final scores; Phillip Island: three rubbers, six sets, 43 games defeated Inverloch Jigger Diggers: one rubber, three sets 41 games.

Clubs encouraged to apply for grants MORE Indigenous Victorians will be able to play the sports they love in Gippsland with the State Government set to expand the popular Sporting Club Grants Program. Eastern Victoria Region MLC Harriet Shing encouraged applications from local clubs and community organisations for the next round of the program.

The Sporting Club Grants Program gives clubs the chance to secure grants to buy new sports uniforms and equipment, or to expand the skills of coaches and officials. Ms Shing said this round also includes a new category of grants that aims to break down barriers and make it easier for Indigenous Victorians to get involved in grassroots sport, including travel assistance to compete in local

competitions or carnivals. Grants of up to $750 are available for travel and up to $1000 to buy new team uniforms or equipment. In addition, grants of up to $2000 are available to expand the skills of coaches and officials. Clubs can also receive up to $5000 for initiatives that strengthen their operations and grow their membership. The funding boost is part of the Labor Government’s

$600,000 boost to increase participation in sport and recreation for Aboriginal young people. “We know that at a grassroots level, more work needs to be done to help Aboriginal children get more active and play the sports they love,” Ms Shing said. “That’s why here in Gippsland we’re bridging cultural divides through sport and creating more accessible and inclusive clubs

Sporting Club Grants tion, or to apply online, for all. “I encourage Gippsland Program close on July visit; clubs to make the most of 19. For more informa- this support and apply online now for new uniforms, betKORUMBURRA BADMINTON ter equipment or training for ‘COME AND TRY NIGHT’ their coaches.” Korumburra Secondary College Within the adult Aboriginal population, only 38 perWednesday 19 and 26 July cent of men and 23 percent 7:45pm - 9:30pm of women participated in A sport for all ages sport and physical activity. Rackets available This investment hopes to Comp starts Wed 2 August change that. Applications for the Enquiries to Ian Cole 5678 2014

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Another clean sweep for the Tigers B Grade Mirboo North 52 d Boolarra 24 Best: Jaime Chila. Coaches: Jordan (Michael) Townrow. Good win, keep pressuring and working hard at the small stuff.

results will keep coming.

U15 MN 54 d Boolarra 23

Best: Miki Hilliar. Coaches: Eryn Elgar. Started well, but it was a

bit scrappy in the middle. The team pulled it together for a good finish.

C Grade

Competing: Stony Creek goal attack Astrid Cecil was ready to receive a pass, but her Toora opponent Breanna Noble had other ideas. Photo courtesy Gerard Bruning-@

Alberton netball Results - Round 14 July 1 A Grade: Fish Creek 37 d MDU 35, Tarwin 100 d DWWWW 4, Stony Creek 50 d Toora 44. B Grade: Fish Creek 46 d MDU 45, Tarwin 62 d DWWWW 31, Toora 72 d Stony Creek 43. C Grade: MDU 49 Fish Creek 39, Tarwin 60 d DWWWW 17, Toora 45 d Stony Creek 30. 17 & Under: MDU 57 d Fish Creek 25, Tarwin 47 d DWWWW 10, Toora 39 d Stony Creek 28. 15 & Under: Fish Creek 35 d MDU 10. 13 & Under: Fish Creek 30 d MDU 10, Tarwin 51

d DWWWW 4, Toora 35 d Stony Creek 3.

Ladders A Grade MDU ...........................399.00 Fish Creek ..................174.52 Foster..........................143.75 Tarwin ........................102.44 Stony Creek...................99.23 Toora .............................91.29 DWWWW.....................10.33 B Grade Toora ..........................193.14 MDU ...........................172.13 Fish Creek ..................164.66 Foster.......................... 120.11 Tarwin ...........................80.43 Stony Creek...................66.53 DWWWW.....................24.49 C Grade MDU ...........................245.45 Fish Creek ..................176.87 Toora .......................... 118.67 Foster..........................108.00 Tarwin ...........................86.50

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Stony Creek...................82.31 DWWWW.....................16.53 17 & Under MDU ...........................372.48 Foster.......................... 137.11 Toora ..........................124.80 Fish Creek ....................95.73 Tarwin ...........................81.37 Stony Creek...................51.45 DWWWW.....................21.77 15 & Under Fish Creek ..................294.12 Foster..........................144.68 Tarwin ..........................69.63 MDU .............................50.46 Toora .............................64.97 13 & Under Foster..........................312.50 Tarwin ........................336.07 Fish Creek ..................253.46 Toora ............................66.26 MDU .............................41.08 DWWWW.....................34.58 Stony Creek...................15.57

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A Grade: Cora Lynn 77 d Garfield 10, Phillip Island 67 d Kilcunda-Bass 27, Bunyip 41 d Inverloch-Kongwak 38, Korumburra-Bena 49 d Dalyston 34, Nar Nar Goon 56 d Koo Wee Rup 21. B Grade: Cora Lynn 77 d Garfield 14, Phillip Island 50 d Kilcunda-Bass 28, Inverloch-Kongwak 33 d Bunyip 30, Dalyston 59 d Korumburra-Bena 51, Koo Wee Rup 52 d Nar Nar Goon 46. C Grade: Cora Lynn 54 d Garfield 16, Phillip Island 60 d Kilcunda-Bass 21, Inverloch-Kongwak 33 d Bunyip 32, Dalyston 37 d Korumburra-Bena 24, Koo Wee Rup 42 d Nar Nar Goon 29. Under 17: Cora Lynn 56 d Garfield 27, Phillip Island 38 d Kilcunda-Bass 8, Inverloch-Kongwak 44 d Bunyip 14, Dalyston 42 d Korumburra-Bena 38, Koo Wee Rup 48 d Nar Nar Goon 11. Under 15: Cora Lynn 37 d Garfield 7, Phillip Island 40 d Kilcunda-Bass 11, Inverloch-Kongwak 30 d Bunyip 17, Korumburra-Bena 24 d Dalyston 16, Koo Wee Rup 24 d Nar Nar Goon 23. Under 13: Cora Lynn 34 d Garfield 2, Inverloch-Kongwak 29 d Bunyip 13, Dalyston 33 d Korumburra-Bena 19, Koo Wee Rup 43 d Nar Nar Goon 5.

Cora Lynn ..................140.57 Koo Wee Rup .............109.22 Bunyip ......................... 119.34 Nar Nar Goon................89.57 Phillip Island .................96.53 Kilcunda-Bass ...............36.35 Garfield .........................30.28 C Grade Cora Lynn ..................179.09 Dalyston .....................184.32 Koo Wee Rup .............203.60 Korum-Bena ..............130.75 Bunyip ........................164.94 Nar Nar Goon.............. 110.03 Inverloch-K’wak .........108.20 Phillip Island .................72.88 Garfield .........................26.41 Kilcunda-Bass ...............24.76 Under 17 Dalyston .....................253.33 Korum-Bena ..............212.50 Inverloch-K’wak .......155.24 Cora Lynn ..................150.78 Phillip Island..............128.62 Koo Wee Rup ................79.56 Bunyip ...........................63.64

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Kilcunda-Bass ...............55.36 Nar Nar Goon................41.26 Garfield .........................36.00 Under 15 Phillip Island..............347.69 Korum-Bena ..............216.85 Inverloch-K’wak .......161.73 Cora Lynn ..................166.83 Dalyston .....................126.95 Bunyip ...........................90.63 Kilcunda-Bass ...............67.25 Nar Nar Goon................54.98 Koo Wee Rup ................32.03 Garfield .........................23.60 Under 13 Cora Lynn ..................233.06 Phillip Island..............231.40 Koo Wee Rup .............197.69 Korum-Bena ..............141.92 Dalyston .....................219.59 Inverloch-K’wak ...........84.51 Bunyip ...........................70.18 Nar Nar Goon................18.03 Garfield ...........................6.35 Kilcunda-Bass .................0.00

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Mirboo North 45 d Boolarra 26 Best: Rachel Blackshaw. Coaches: Chloe Maxwell. It was a great vocal game. Keep working hard and the

Results - Round 11 A Grade: Drouin 92 d Sale 34, Leongatha 61 d Wonthaggi Power 43, Maffra 48 d Bairnsdale 42, Traralgon 64 d Moe 44, Morwell 69 d Warragul 49. B Grade: Drouin 49 d Sale 46, Leongatha 80 d Wonthaggi Power 26, Bairnsdale 53 d Maffra 51, Moe 46 d Traralgon 39, Warragul 53 d Morwell 47. C Grade: Drouin 42 d Sale 36, Leongatha 36 d Wonthaggi Power 34, Maffra 52 d Bairnsdale 22, Traralgon 31 d Moe 30, Warragul 37 d Morwell 23. Under 17: Sale 43 d Drouin 41, Leongatha 45 d

Wonthaggi Power 37, Maffra 53 d Bairnsdale 33, Traralgon 35 d Moe 31, Morwell 37 d Warragul 23. Under 15: Sale 36 d Drouin 34, Leongatha 35 d Wonthaggi Power 31, Bairnsdale 56 d Maffra 33, Traralgon 30 d Moe 27, Morwell 47 d Warragul 25. Under 13: Sale 51 d Drouin 2, Wonthaggi Power 30 d Leongatha 17, Bairnsdale 40 d Maffra 19, Traralgon 27 d Moe 25, Morwell 31 d Warragul 6.

Ladders A Grade Traralgon ...................183.38 44 Drouin ........................155.35 38 Morwell ......................131.64 34

Parrots netball A Grade Leongatha 61 d Wonthaggi 43 Auction player - Hannah Flanders. Awards: Sportsfirst - Shannon Danckert, A.W. Smith - Hannah Flanders, Sixty Degrees - Lauren Redpath. A great win by the girls this week. The girls were able to be moved around and it showed the amount of versatility in the team. We were able to run along with the win with lots of touches and defensive pressure all over the court with the goalers able to convert them.

B Grade

C Grade Under pressure: Kilcunda Bass’ Annabelle Townsend looks to make a pass to teammate Keely Scott, under the solid defence of Phillip Island centre Maddison Taylor in the B Grade match on Saturday.

Fast play: Laura Poole sends a quick pass to Kirsty Koene in Mirboo North’s C Grade match.

Gippsland netball results

Leongatha 79 d Wonthaggi 26 Auction player - Kate McCracken. Awards: A.W. Smith’s - Kate McCracken, Evan’s Petroleum - Lily Scott, Baker’s Delight - Kate Browne. With an ever changing line up due to players being unavailable, the team showed its depth, coming out strong. Our juniors showed that the club has a bright future with Lily Scott stepping up goals.

Ladders A Grade Korum-Bena ..............249.03 Dalyston .....................184.99 Phillip Island..............152.66 Koo Wee Rup .............141.76 Nar Nar Goon ............134.67 Inverloch-K’wak .........120.63 Bunyip .........................109.36 Cora Lynn......................95.16 Kilcunda-Bass ...............37.17 Garfield .........................15.31 B Grade Dalyston .....................156.92 Korum-Bena ..............189.95 Inverloch-K’wak .......155.49

D Grade Mirboo North 36 d Boolarra 34 Best: N/A. Coaches: N/A. In a great team effort, the Tigers got another win on the board.

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West Gippsland netball Results - Round 12

Mirboo North 31 d Boolarra 23 Best: Gregoria Castello. Coaches: Amy Dyke. It was a great team effort; lovely patience at the attacking end.

Leongatha 36 d Wonthaggi 34 Auction player - Danielle Mackie. Awards: Baker’s Delight - Danielle Mackie, Sixty Degrees - Elise Dowling,

RSL - Mia Allen. What a great game girls, great intensity throughout the whole game. We didn’t give up against a strong opponent. Let’s keep it up gals.

Under 17 Leongatha 45 d Wonthaggi 37 Awards: Sportsfirst - Alice Howard, Serafino’s - Ash Gilliam, Baker’s Delight Taylah Brown. What a win. We fought all the way to the end as a complete team. Awesome to have Alice back and bring on next week.

Under 15 Leongatha 35 d Wonthaggi 31 Awards: Network Video - Keely Price, Voyage singlet - Taylah Buckley, Award 3 Stacey. Well done girls, an amazing effort from everyone. We beat the undefeated, no one dropped their heads and we all went out there determined for the win. Great work girls.

Under 13 Wonthaggi 30 d Leongatha 17 Awards: Voyage singlet Ella Littlejohn, Baker’s Delight - Alice Reid, McDonald’s - Harper McLennan. We did really well as a team and even though we were down all game, we didn’t drop our heads. Good game girls.

Leongatha .................. 114.69 Moe .............................101.18 Maffra............................87.99 Warragul ........................82.01 Wonthaggi Power ..........80.68 Sale................................65.25 Bairnsdale .....................53.65 B Grade Leongatha ..................141.33 Moe .............................139.04 Drouin ........................107.20 Traralgon ...................126.73 Bairnsdale ....................88.41 Sale................................88.34 Wonthaggi Power ..........77.15 Morwell ......................... 91.11 Warragul ........................81.17 Maffra............................80.70 C Grade Leongatha ..................158.91 Warragul ....................137.59 Maffra ........................125.00 Wonthaggi Power ......121.66 Traralgon ................... 110.39 Drouin ...........................87.65 Moe ...............................92.75 Sale................................84.94 Morwell .........................84.62 Bairnsdale .....................51.51 Under 17 Maffra ........................169.41

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Traralgon ...................121.67 Sale .............................106.42 Drouin ........................132.06 Leongatha ..................102.43 Moe .............................105.74 Wonthaggi Power ........100.71 Bairnsdale .....................78.18 Morwell .........................59.45 Warragul ........................53.29 Under 15 Wonthaggi Power ......169.49 Leongatha ..................131.01 Sale .............................126.76 Morwell ......................106.73 Bairnsdale ..................134.10 Traralgon ..................... 116.35 Moe ...............................87.55 Drouin ...........................92.06 Maffra............................68.02 Warragul ........................40.90 Under 13 Sale .............................421.77 Bairnsdale ..................189.34 Traralgon ...................127.24 Maffra ........................121.98 Wonthaggi Power ......140.71 Morwell .........................96.86 Leongatha....................100.77 Moe ...............................97.27 Warragul ........................18.98 Drouin .............................7.13

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LDNA netball Results - Saturday, July 1 11 & Under Section 1: Mirboo North 10 d St Laurence Blue 1, Parrots 10 d St Laurence Maroon 7, Town 12 d Mt Eccles Purple 6, Mt Eccles Silver 21 d Mt Eccles Pink 3. 11 & Under Section 2: Town 13 d St Laurence 6, Mirboo North 12 d Mt Eccles 1. 13 & Under: Mt Eccles Silver 13 d Meeniyan & District 12, Mirboo North Purple 40 d Mt Eccles Blue 8, St Laurence Gold 14 d Parrots 12, Mirboo North Gold 37 d St Laurence Maroon 7, Town 14 d St Laurence Blue 5. 15 & Under: Mirboo North 31 d Mt Eccles Blue 12, St Laurence Gold 17 d St Laurence Maroon 15, Meeniyan & District 43 d Town Tangerine 4, Town Black 38 d Mt Eccles Yellow 23. 17 & Under / C Grade: Mirboo North Purple 38 d Meeniyan & District 30, St Laurence 50 d Town Black 45, Mt Eccles 47 d Town Tangerine 26. Open: Town Black 60 d St Laurence Maroon 36, Mirboo North 46 d Mt Eccles White 40, MDU 38 d St Laurence

Gold 37, Mt Eccles Blue 52 d town Tangerine 26.

Ladders After Round 10 13 & Under Mirboo North Purple ......555 Town ..................................196 Mirboo North Gold .........163 St Laurence Gold ...............91 Parrots ................................130 St Laurence Maroon ............74 St Laurence Blue .................73 Mt Eccles Silver ..................53 Mt Eccles Purple..................50 Meeniyan & District ............57 Mt Eccles Blue ....................45 15 & Under Meeniyan & District ........413 Mirboo North ...................140 Mt Eccles Blue..................120 Mt Eccles Yellow .............. 116 Town Black ........................102 St Laurence Gold .................88 St Laurence Maroon ............59 Town Tangerine ...................24 17 & Under / C Grade Mirboo North Purple ......155 Mt Eccles ..........................132 Meeniyan & District ........ 114 Town Black ......................... 73 St Laurence ..........................60 Town Tangerine ...................63 Open Town Black .......................172 Mt Eccles Blue..................156 MDU .................................. 112 Town Tangerine .................95 Mirboo North .......................85 St Laurence Maroon ............84 St Laurence Gold .................83 Mt Eccles White ..................56

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FOOTBALL | SPORT • Poowong v Longwarry

Breakers make it eight Mixed bag for Poowong

POOWONG welcomed Longwarry in the Seniors and Reserves and Buln Buln in the U16s last weekend. Poowong forfeited in the U18s due to numbers. It was a mixed day for Poowong with the U16s losing to Buln Buln, the Reserves defeating Longwarry and the Seniors going down to Longwarry by 31 points, but showing signs of improvement during the game as Longwarry has a chance of making the finals. Longwarry kicked to the Drouin Road end with the ground in good condition after the rain on Thursday night. Poowong attacked early but did not finish off and it was Longwarry kicking 3.1.19 to one point in the first quarter. Longwarry started off well again in the second quarter with the aid of a slight breeze and managed 2.8 .20 to Poowong 1.3.9 for the quarter. Longwarry led 5.9.39 to Poowong 1.4.10 at the long break. Poowong came out with a more determined effort after half time and was a lot more positive in its approach around

the ground, but a few missed tackles and turn over’s were costly with Longwarry kicking 4.4.28 to Poowong 3.2.20 leaving Longwarry leading by 37 points at the last break. The last quarter was Poowong’s best in two ways; it outscored Longwarry 3.3.21 to 2, 3.15 and turned around in its poor last quarter efforts of the last couple of weeks. Final scores were Longwarry 11.16.82 to Poowong 7.9.51. Best players were Connor Cunningham after great game in the ruck, working all around the ground also kicking a goal, Tim Hancock worked hard all day and managed a goal with a long kick from a 50 metre penalty, Tom Wyatt for tackled well, marked and kicked well with two goals, Tristan Hawksworth kicked two goals and played well, Joseph Bisognin worked hard in defence and Glen Attenborough was busy round the ground also managing to kick a goal. There was a lot more players contributing this week in patches, which will give everyone some encouragement for the rest of the season. Poowong must put more pressure on

when the ball is in the forward line to keep it in there. The Poowong Reserves continued to be competitive, leading at each break and finally winning by 15 points 7.15.57 to 6.6.42. Best players were Nathan Bacon, Ben Schultz, Jake Lewis (2 goals), M Stephens, Jake Cooper, and Jack Lancaster (3 goals). The Poowong Fourths took on Buln Buln, which had four permit players in its side. Young Mitch De Kleuver playing his 100th Junior game. Poowong showed signs of what it can do but is lacking consistency in the pressure side. Great games by Brian Kelson, Jackson Barlow, Jai Newcombe and Matt Burr, who led the way along with Darcy Burgess and Daniel Simons. Next week, Poowong travels to Neerim Sourh looking to continue with the improvement from this week. Unfortunately it is taking on the league favourite but football is a funny game so it must be positive; go Poowong.

Allies safe…. for now RUMORS the Allies were about to fold have been knocked on the head by AFNL president Barry Stride. Mr Stride said while there was still work to do, the Allies were doing all they could to resolve issues that the club is facing. The latest crisis has seen a change of presidents with the man who brought the club out of recession, Doug Kay stepping down from the job and Gavin Mitchell taking on the top job. The Star was told that Mr Kay announced he would be stepping down from the top job last Thursday night due to health reasons. Rumours about a player revolt swept through Yarram on Tuesday following a general meeting of the Alberton Football Netball League. Reports out of that meeting say that it was quite a hostile meeting between some other club delegates and the then current Allies president Doug Kay. The rumours circulating from this meeting that some 15 players were seeking clearances before the June 30 deadline due to no payment of their fees have been rejected by the AFNL. “There were some player issues which we have been able to work through with them, all players except those who were out injured took to the field on Saturday,” he said. “The club will be holding its general meeting on Tuesday and we will be attending and working through things that need attention”, he said. “After this meeting we can make a full statement about things but until then it is business as usual for the Allies. “I will say yes there were problems and I can also say they were rectified, it was not all about money as the rumours have suggested,” It has now emerged the Allies players met with Alberton officials last Wednesday. At this meeting they were told an arrangement between the league and the AFL would extend the deadline for player clearances for another 30 days. The deadline for lodging clearances under the na-

Leader: Allies coach Scott Andersen talks strategy going into the final quarter against Tarwin, which produced a stunning result.

THE Bass Coast Breakers took their eighth win in a row on the weekend, defeating Red Hill 126 to13.

Despite the arctic start, it was a glorious day for footy. The sloping ground added an element of difference, but it seems it will take more than a hill to keep the Breakers at bay. The Breakers used its speed and agility to overcome the Red Hill ladies, who showed great skill and determination, but were unable to match the Breakers teamwork. From the start, the Breakers established a solid momentum which Red Hill would struggle to slow. Breakers kicked an early goal which led to five more; Red Hill finished the quarter with one point. Red Hill kicked a goal in the second quarter, and the Breakers added another four goals, taking the score to 10.9.69 to Bass Coast and 1.1.7 to Red Hill at half time. Breakers showed great determination in defence leading into the second half. Red Hill’s M. Witchell was determined to kick another goal for her team, which she did. With some great linking up, Breakers was able to convert from defence to scoring, taking the ball the length of the oval on several occasions

Southern Gippsland junior football Results - Round 11

Pride: After a tough week, the Allies walked off the ground with a massive week over Tarwin on Saturday.

JuLY 2 Under 12: Wonthaggi Power 8.6.54 d Phillip Island 2.0.12; Kilcunda-Bass 7.7.49 d Tarwin 1.3.9; Dalyston 1.0.6 d Korumburra-Bena 0.2.2; InverlochKongwak 6.4.40 d Corner Inlet 0.0.0. Under 14: Phillip Island 9.6.60 d Wonthaggi Power 0.0.0; KorumburraBena 10.10.70 d Dalyston 0.0.0; Corner Inlet 4.5.29 d Inverloch-Kongwak 0.3.3. Youth Girls: Wonthaggi Power 4.5.29 d Phillip Island 1.1.7; Bunyip 7.16.58 d Inverloch-Kongwak 2.1.13.


Allies fans: from left, Keith Hempel, Moni Sanderson, Lachie Sketcher and Travis Walker were out supporting the Allies’ Seniors on Saturday. tional transfer policy was last Friday. This has now been extended for the Allies players until July 30.

Senior coach Scott Anderson was unable to comment when the The Star contacted him on Friday.

The club will hold a meeting this week to ratify the changes on its executive.

Under 12 Wonthaggi Power ......384.76 Kilcunda-Bass ...........322.41 Inverloch-Kongwak ..188.60 Phillip Island..............241.72 Corner Inlet ...................88.51 Dalyston ........................ 48.11 Korumburra-Bena .........16.07 Tarwin .............................7.39 Under 14 Phillip Island..............543.82 Korumburra-Bena ....381.68 Corner Inlet ...............216.49 Wonthaggi Power ......102.48 Inverloch-Kongwak ......75.19 Kilcunda-Bass ...............31.87 Dalyston ..........................6.12 Youth Girls Phillip Island.............. 311.11 Wonthaggi Power ......278.10 Bunyip ........................180.49 Korumburra-Bena ......58.55 Inverloch-Kongwak ......30.97 Poowong-Loch ..............26.16

36 36 32 28 20 20 4 0 40 40 32 28 16 12 8 36 36 36 20 12 12

Fighting spirit: Bass Coast Breakers Nina BarryMacaulay and Merryn Quilford were ready to take on Red Hill. to take another three goals and 10 points. With its foot on the pedal, the Breakers finished the game with an additional four goals and five points. Red Hill was unable to score in the last.

Goal kickers: W. Cuthbertson (5), E. Volard (4), T. Stahl-Smith (4), S. Vesty (2), E. Angarane and K. Edney. Best On: S. Bolding, E. Angarane, S. Vesty, W. Cuthbertson, E. Volard, C. Bolding

FOOTY DRAWS THIS WEEKEND ALBERTON Round 15: July 8 Toora v MDU Foster v Stony Creek DWWWW v Fish Creek Tarwin - bye

MID GIPPSLAND Round 13: July 8 Mirboo North v Hill end Yarragon v Yall-Yall Nth Yinnar v Newborough Morwell East v Thorpdale Trafalgar v Boolarra

GIPPSLAND Round 12: July 8 Warragul v Bairnsdale Morwell v Maffra Moe v Leongatha Traralgon v Sale Wonthaggi v Drouin

WEST GIPPSLAND Round 13: July 8 Koo Wee Rup v Cora Lynn Dalyston v Bunyip Garfield v Kilcunda-Bass Kor-Bena v Phillip Island Inverloch v Nar Nar Goon

Leongatha Junior footy CGJFL ladders UNDER 10 W Yinnar..............8 Trafalgar...........8 L’gatha Green.....6 Mirboo North .....6 Moe Blues.........4 Hill & Rovers........ 4 Moe Maroons....... 4 Morwell Royal ...... 4 Newb Blues .......... 3 Morwell Navy ....... 2 Newb Reds........... 1 Yallourn Nth ......... 0

L 0 1 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 7 8 9

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

% Pts 1041.67 40 938.46 36 281.91 32 237.50 32 64.64 28 109.33 24 86.29 24 72.81 20 69.44 20 68.87 12 21.86 8 10.29 4

UNDER 12 W Mirboo North .....6 L’gatha Gold ......7 L’gatha Green.....5 Morwell Royal ....5 Trafalgar...........3 Moe Blues ............ 3 Moe Maroons....... 4 Yinnar .................. 4 Hill & Rovers........ 2 New Blues ............ 0 Yallourn Nth ......... 0

L 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 4 6 7 8

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

% Pts 234.38 36 182.51 36 255.88 32 156.76 30 103.97 28 97.45 26 126.25 24 97.87 22 57.92 16 23.02 12 34.56 8

UNDER 14 W Mirboo North .....8 Trafalgar...........7 L’gatha Gold ......7 Moe Maroons .....6 Morwell Royal ....4 L’gatha Green ....... 5 Yinnar .................. 4 New Blues ............ 3 New Reds............. 3 Hill & Rovers........ 2 Morwell Navy ....... 1 Yallourn Nth ......... 0

L 0 1 2 3 3 4 5 5 6 7 7 8

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

% Pts 335.11 40 185.57 36 174.09 32 171.06 28 155.20 26 117.51 24 100.25 20 84.70 20 76.26 12 40.98 12 41.09 10 39.88 8

UNDER 10 Morwell Royal 0.2.2 Leongatha Green 5.4.34 Leongatha Green goals: A. Williams, C. Richards, R. Hume, B. McRae, A. McInnes. Best: H. Gill, B. McRae, H. Scrimshaw, T. Byrnes, K. McGrath, J. Brown. UNDER 12 Leongatha Gold 10.6.66 Newborough Blues 5.5.35 Leongatha Gold goals: PP. Winmar 4, B. Grabham Andrews 2, J. Clark, X. Bolge, R. Checkley, Z. Lamers, R. Bell. Best: D. Clarke, L. Stewart, M. Selder, R. Reardon, T. Harris, R. Bell. Morwell Royal 5.8.38 Leongatha Green 5.3.33 Leongatha Green goals: T. McRae 3, J. Wightman, L. Sauer. Best: B. Close, L. Sauer, E. Davis, J. Wightman, M. Burggraaff, B. Bell. UNDER 14 Leongatha Gold 11.9.75 Newborough Blues 2.3.15 Leongatha Gold goals: J. Wrigley 3, J. Burns 2, E. Lamers 2, H. Sheedy, R. Weaver, H. Bell, H. Martin, A. Battersby, D. Hanily. Best: R. Giliam, E. Lamers, J. Wrigley, L. VanderZalm, N. Clark, H. Martin. Morwell Royal 11.6.72 Leongatha Green 2.0.12 Leongatha Green goals: F. Materia, J. Lindsay. Best: N. Fixter, J. Helms, B. Hanrahan, T. Neal, L. Gill, K. Reid.

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• Phillip Island v Kilcumda Bass

Island returns to winners’ list PHILLIP Island secured its first win of the month against Kilcunda Bass on Saturday.




Dalyston .....10 1 1 150.67 42 Inv-K’wak.....9 2 1 161.20 38 Cora Lynn ....8 4 0 136.82 32 Kil-Bass ......7 5 0 107.68 28 KooWeeRup..7 5 0 105.62 28 Nar Nar Goon ...6 6 0 106.01 24 Phillip Is .........6 6 0 99.30 24 Garfield ..........5 7 0 96.00 20 47.99 4 Kor-Bena ........1 11 0 47.92 0 Bunyip............0 12 0 GOALKICKERS N. Langley (Cora Lynn) ....... (3) 45 J. Wells (Kil-Bass)............... (1) 34 S. Pimm (Phillip Is)............. (4) 33 T. Mahoney (Inv-K) ............. (2) 32 R. Gillis (Cora Lynn) ............ (3) 26 T. Wyatt (Inv-K) ................... (3) 22 N. Voss (KooWee) ............... (0) 22 T. Dovaston (NNG) .............. (1) 21 B. Fisher (Dalys) ................. (2) 20 T. Gibson (Kil-Bass) ............ (1) 19


Phillip Is.....10 2 Garfield .......8 4 KooWeeRup..7 5 Nar Nar Goon..7 5 Dalyston ......7 5 Kil-Bass..........5 6 Inv-K’wak .......5 6 Kor-Bena ........5 7 Cora Lynn.......4 8 Bunyip............1 11

0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0



158.46 116.34 148.20 132.82 129.32 82.73 77.92 75.24 120.21 38.10

40 32 28 28 28 22 22 20 16 4

GOALKICKERS S. Pugh (Kil-Bass)............... (0) 29 S. Dillon (Cora Lynn)........... (2) 28 J. Brooker (Dalyston) .......... (3) 19 D. Mullen (Koo Wee) ........... (1) 19 L. Woolford (Phillip Is)........ (0) 19 M. Lewis (NNG) .................. (0) 16 K. Taylor (Phillip Is)............. (1) 16 A. Wallis (Dalyston) ............ (1) 16 M. MacKay (Inv-K) .............. (1) 15 M. Cameron (Koo Wee)....... (0) 13 J. Barnes (Garfield) ............. (2) 13


Phillip Is.....11 1 Cora Lynn ...10 1 Garfield .......9 2 Bunyip ........7 5 Dalyston ......6 6 Inv-K’wak .......5 7 Kil-Bass..........3 8 Nar Nar Goon ..2 8 KooWeeRup ...2 9 Kor-Bena ........2 10



0 231.91 44 0 329.09 42 1 220.00 38 0 86.82 28 0 90.83 24 0 86.89 20 1 55.96 14 2 66.76 12 1 48.91 10 0 34.54 8

GOALKICKERS J. Verleg (Garfield) .............. (5) 35 Z. Williamson (Cora Lynn) .. (1) 28 L. Dowsett (Cora Lynn) ....... (0) 22 B. Taylor (Phillip Is)............. (0) 20 H. Coe (Cora Lynn) ............. (3) 18 T. Fernandez-Phillips (Cora) .. (2) 18 C. McInnes (Inv-K).............. (0) 17 Z. Caughey (Inv-K) .............. (5) 17 B. Lewis (Dalys) .................. (2) 16 J. Tabone (NNG).................. (0) 15


Bunyip ....... 11 0 Garfield ...... 10 1 Phillip Is.......9 3 Cora Lynn .....9 3 Kor-Bena ......6 6 Koo Wee Rup ....5 7 Dalyston ..........5 7 Inv-K’wak ........3 9 Nar Nar Goon ...1 11 Kil-Bass...........0 12

1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0



444.73 405.41 409.05 243.33 125.87 114.26 64.39 49.74 15.87 13.72

46 42 36 36 24 20 20 12 4 0

GOALKICKERS S. Tapner (Bunyip) .............. (2) 37 B. Friend (Garfield) .............. (2) 31 M. Sellars (Phillip Is) .......... (0) 24 N. Anderson (Ph Is) ............ (4) 23 L. Taylor (Cora Lynn) .......... (0) 21 D. Taylor (Nar Nar) .............. (0) 19 H. Morgan-Morris (Bun) ..... (0) 19 G. Da Costa (Cora Lynn) ..... (0) 17 W. Clarkson (Inv-K)............. (0) 17 J. Wilson (Ph Is) ................. (1) 16

Break away: Phillip Island’s Ben Hamilton steers the ball out of Kilcunda Bass’ forward line in the Reserves match on Saturday.

In doing so, Island won the Eric Marks Trophy for the first time in a long time. Key player Brendan Kimber was awarded the Gary Todd Medal for best on ground. The match started slow with both teams putting the pressure on. Kilcunda Bass was given a few opportunities at goal but only managed to two behinds for the quarter. Phillip Island was also plagued with inaccurate kicking. Although it managed to get away with one goal, four behinds were also put onto the scoreboard. The quarter time break spurred the Island on and three more goals were kicked. Phillip Island only had three goal kickers for the day with Steve Pimm and James Taylor kicking four each and Aaron Edwards kicking two. However, Kilcunda Bass’ defence kept the pressure on and forced the Island to add another six behinds to its tally, lessening the gap between them. Kilcunda Bass couldn’t make the most of these turnovers though, only converting two goals. Goal kicking was shared between Danny Wells, Taylor

Determination: Kilcunda Bass’ Gavin Wallace pulls the ball back from the boundary lines in the Reserves match against Phillip Island. Gibson, Jason Wells and Alex Kerr. Going into the long break, the score was Phillip Island 4.10.34 to Kilcunda Bass 2.3.15. Phillip Island managed to stretch its lead in the second half, keeping Kilcunda Bass almost scoreless. The fourth quarter saw Kilcunda Bass fight back and kick two goals, but Phillip

Island answered with four of its own. At the final siren, the score was Phillip Island 10.11.71 to Kilcunda Bass 4.9.33. This week, the Island will head to Korumburrra to take on the Giants. Fourth placed Kilcunda Bass will be looking to redeem itself against Garfield, currently sitting eighth on the ladder.

Phillip Island 10.11.71 Kilcunda Bass 4.9.33


Phillip Island Goals: S. Pimm 4, J. Taylor 4, A. Edwards 2 Kilcunda Bass Goals: T. Gibson 1, A. Kerr 1, D. Wells 1, J. Wells 1 Phillip Island Best: B. Kimber, J. Taylor, C. Batt, J. Witnish, R. Linford, M. Jackson Kilcunda Bass Best: D. Mock, M. Whitham, D. Crawford, T. Gibson, D. Wells, B. Law RESERVES

Phillip Island 14.18.102 Kilcunda Bass 0.7.7

Phillip Island 13.12.90 Kilcunda Bass 2.3.15

Leading Goalkickers: O. Marks 4, N. Anderson 4 PI Best: J. Ryan, M. Sellars, J. Anderson, B. Thompson, C. Wagner, J. Gislingham KB Best: Z. Crow, F. Homer, L. Brock, M. Gatherum, D. Taylor, M. Findlater

Leading Goalkicker: J. Weir 3 PI Best: J. Weir, J. Nicolaci, D. McGinley, J. Spottiswood, J. Conder, N. Anderson KB Best: J. Good, N. Jerrard, B. Egeberg, J. Evans, B. Wallace, L.

Leading Goalkicker: B. Anderson 4 PI Best: B. Anderson, N. Duyker, C. Thompson, J. Keating, M. Mattock KB Best: S. Casey, J. Rosenow, L. Alford, Z. Crow, C. Newitt, F. Homer FOURTHS

Phillip Island 20.14.134 Kilcunda Bass 0.2.2

• Bunyip v Inverloch-Kongwak

Sea Eagles run away with the points ALTHOUGH it was a scrappy game, Inverloch Kongwak stood Inverloch Kongwak 14.17.101 Bunyip 8.15.63 Inverloch Kongwak Goals: T. Wyatt 3, A. Cross 3, C. Casey 3, T. Mahoney 2, C. Mckenzie 1, J. Purcell 1, P. Jobling 1 Bunyip Goals: not submitted Inverloch Kongwak Best: A. Soumilas, M. Eales, L. Rankin, J. Purcell, R. Sparkes, D. Houston Bunyip Best: not submitted RESERVES

Inverloch Kongwak 15.17.107 Bunyip 4.3.27 Leading Goalkicker: B. Hayes 3 IK Best: J. Brosnan, D. Newman, M. MacKay, S. Buxton, B. Hayes, J. Ivanic Bun Best: not submitted

victorious over Bunyip on Saturday. Inverloch was quick off


Inverloch Kongwak 8.11.59 Bunyip 3.3.21 Leading Goalkicker: Z. Caughey 5 IK Best: Z. Javier, Z. Caughey, C. McInnes, J. Pryor, W. Clarkson, L. Cairnduff Bun Best: W. McRae, B. Stokes, B. Allan, M. O’Halloran, A. Maxwell FOURTHS

Bunyip 5.9.39 Inverloch Kongwak 5.4.34 Leading Goalkickers: S. Tapner 2, H. Orpin 2, J. Hutchinson 2 Bun Best: H. Booth, Z. Bonnet, J. Pickthall, W. Gown, S. Tapner IK Best: J. Hutchinson, W. Clarkson, H. Orpin , C. Scott, M. McCaughan

the mark, but a few wasted opportunities at goal let it down. With seven behinds on the board and only three goals, the Sea Eagles allowed Bunyip to stay in the game going into the first break. The quarter time score was Inverloch Kongwak 3.7.25 to Bunyip 0.4.4. The Sea Eagles’ inaccuracy continued to hurt it in the second term. Bunyip kept the Sea Eagles to one goal for the quarter, as well as another five behinds However, Bunyip did not seize the opportunity to pull

ahead and only managed one goal and another four behinds in the second quarter. Sea Eagles’ Dylan Clark and Michael Eales were powerful forces across the back, keeping Bunyip out. Eales was also moved into the ruck during the game, and remained a dominant figure. The first half was messy and fast paced, but the Sea Eagles managed to tighten its game going into the second half. Although Bunyip had a lot of chances at the ball, the Sea Eagles powered through and kicked six goals in the

third quarter. Bunyip managed to put up three, but was still lagging behind. Every time Bunyip edged a little closer, the Sea Eagles would pull away. Onballers Andrew Soumilas and Daniel Houston drove the ball well across the field, feeding into the forward line. Adam Cross and Corey Casey picked up crumbs at the back of the forward line and kicked three goals each. Tom Wyatt was also solid in the forward, kicking three of his own goals. Four goals each saw out the match with the fi-

nal scores Inverloch Kongwak 14.17.101 to Bunyip 8.15.63. This week, Inverloch Kongwak will take on Nar Nar Goon. In its previous encounter with the Sea Eagles, Nar Nar Goon led at three quarter time and ultimately let Inverloch Kongwak run away with the points. The Sea Eagles will be looking to take control of the game from the get go. Cameron Allum will return to the ruck this week, and Tom Hams and Toby Bartholomew will also be important assets.

• Dalyston v Korumburra-Bena

Magpies outclass the Giants KORUMBURRA Bena faced off against West Gippsland powerhouse Dalyston for the Ian Hillberg Cup. Hillberg played for both sides, and ultimately Dalyston took the points. Playing on Dalyston’s home ground, the Giants kicked to the town end in the first quarter, which was favoured by a slight breeze. Both sides played attacking football, which pleased the big crowd. At the first change, only three points separated the teams. The quarter time score was Dalyston 3.6.24 to Korumburra Bena 3.3.21. The Giants attacked at the start of the second quarter and won a free kick.

Brock Dorling goaled, putting the Giants up by three points. Dalyston’s bigger bodies and its on ball brigade took over, aided by sloppy defence from the Giants. The Magpies kicked 10 goals in a row and were well on top. Five of Dalyston’s goals were caused by the Giants turning over the ball. The Magpies’ enormous pressure was too much for the Giants’ defence to handle. Going into the long break, the score was Dalyston 13.9.87 to Korumburra Bena 4.4.28. At half time, the acting Giants coach asked for a more consistent effort. However, the Giants continued to turn the ball over and Dalyston took full advantage, adding four goals to the

Giants’ three behinds. The third quarter remains the Giants’ nemesis. At the break, the score was Dalyston 17.11.113 to Korumburra Bena 4.7.31. The last quarter was all Dalyston. Its general field play was too good for the Giants, keeping the Giants scoreless. The final score was Dalyston 23.14.152 to Korumburra Bena 4.7.31. Next week, the Giants take on Phillip Island. This will be a huge task, as the Giants will have to be competitive despite its injuries. Dalyston is at home to Bunyip, a game from which it should take the four points.

Dalyston 23.14.152 Korumburra-Bena 4.7.31 Dalyston Goals: A. Bernardo 6, B. Carew 3, D. Wylie 2, C. Graham 2, B. Fisher 2, C. Tait 1, R. Harrop 1, K. Thomas 1, D. Brosnan 1, K. Butler 1, M. Rosendale 1, J. Legione 1, T. Krause 1 Korumburra-Bena Goals: R. Dixon 2, B. Dorling 1, C. Trewin 1 Dalyston Best: B. Fisher, A. Bernardo, B. Carew, C. Tait, R. Harrop, C. Graham Korumburra-Bena Best: B. Dorling, J. McMillan, B. Fitzgerald, A. Snooks, C. Trewin, J. Ayama RESERVES

Dalyston 11.9.75 Korumburra-Bena 2.11.23 Leading Goalkickers: M. Rafferty 3, J. Brooker 3 Dal Best: A. Gennaccaro, M. Harris, A. Powell, M. Rafferty, A. Wallis, A.

Chetland KB Best: D. Muir, S. Moore, J. Myors, M. Kennewell, P. Hicks, M. Chambers THIRDS

Dalyston 10.12.72 Korumburra-Bena 2.3.15 Leading Goalkickers: B. Lewis 2, C. Ohalloran 2, H. Wallis 2 Dal Best: L. Gheller, L. Legione, J. Loughridge, L. Ion, J. Thomas, K. Wright KB Best: B. Walker, A. Walker, T. Anthony, C. Miller, K. Waetford, H. McNeil FOURTHS

Korumburra-Bena 11.12.78 Dalyston 1.3.9 Leading Goalkicker: M. Nicholas 3 KB Best: R. Hill, T. Newton, J. Woodman, M. Nicholas, A. Turton, W. Little Dal Best: T. Derrick, H. Wallis, L. Ibrhaim, H. Renehan, D. Loughridge

“THE STAR” Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - PAGE 49

FOOTBALL | SPORT • Boolarra v Mirboo North

Tigers retain the trophy By Rover MIRBOO North easily retained the George Lewis Memorial Trophy when it trounced bottom side Boolarra by 123 points at Boolarra Recreation Reserve on Saturday. In a match where Mirboo North’s authority was never challenged, Senior premiership members Luke Palmer and Dom Pinneri played their 200th club games for the mighty Tigers. Although Boolarra’s players eagerly bought into their team’s game plan, they paid a high price for its deficiencies. Alas, it was the third oc-


Mirboo North 20.12.132 d Boolarra 1.3.9 Mirboo North goals: J. Taylor 6, D. Gunn 3, J. Nash 2, B. Ridgway 2, L. Oddy 2, H. Kerr 2, B. Wilson 2, D. Pinneri 1. Boolarra goals: C. Saunders 1. Mirboo North best: D. Turner, L. Palmer, H. Kerr, J. Taylor, B. Ridgway, J. Blackford. Boolarra best: T. Reiske, T. Beamish, L. Conway, D. Wilson, J. Holmes, D. Brick. RESERVES

Mirboo North 21.18.144 d Boolarra 1.0.6 Mirboo North goals: M. Green 6, T. Traill 3, T. Holland 3, J. Giardina 2, T. Joustra 1, P. Taylor 1, B. Stoertebecker 1, T. Taylor 1, D. McLean 1, S. Rogers 1, S. Lawson 1.

casion the winless Demons have registered only one goal this season. This time, Boolarra’s single major came during time on in the final quarter when Daniel Wilson handpassed to spearhead, Chase Saunders, after Wilson received a 50-metre penalty. Despite constant bombardment in the opening quarter, Luke Conway, playing coach James Holmes and Daniel Brick ensured Boolarra’s defensive zones held together, with Mirboo North restricted to a goal each from Dwayne Gunn and Josh Taylor. At the long break, Mirboo North led by 40 points after second term majors by Hudson Kerr, Jack Robertson, Taylor and Jake Nash,

Boolarra goals: S. Holland 1. Mirboo North best: M. Green, D. McLean, P. Taylor, T. Joustra, B. Stoertebecker, B. Bradshaw. Boolarra best: D. Reiske, E. Stanton, T. Francis, G. Smith, A. Peter, D. Napier. FOURTHS

Trafalgar 9.17.71 d Mirboo North 4.3.27 Trafalgar goals: R. Bills 2, J. Matthews 2, J. Hart 1, N. Byrne 1, C. Burgess 1, J. Watts 1, J. Moore 1. Mirboo North goals: B. Peters 2, J. Hillman 1, J. Cummaudo 1. Trafalgar best: N. Byrne, J. Matthews, J. Moore, R. Bills, S. Sherriffs, O. Zimora. Mirboo North best: J. BurgessPincini, J. Cummaudo, B. Peters, S. Kennedy, L. Dight, J. Hillman.

increased scoreboard pressure on the home side. Outstanding features of Mirboo North’s scintillating play were the strong tackling, high marking and seamless run and carry through the midfield. Mirboo North’s dominance continued in the third term with unanswered goals from Robertson, Brayden Wilson, Gunn and Lincoln Oddy. The Tigers rarely put a foot wrong anywhere, whereas Boolarra’s delivery plans were in tatters. Tom Reiske, Thomas Beamish, Wilson, Conway and Holmes all battled hard for the Demons, in brave attempts to plug holes and minimise errors under pressure. However, Mirboo North’s self propelled engine room meant there was no firewall for Boolarra and few effective escape routes out of its back 50. Mirboo North’s near water tight defence, led by Ben Richards, Julian Blackford, Jayden Hohmann and playing coach Clancy Bennett, kept Boolarra to just two behinds at three quarter time. Ruckman Joe Brooks outgunned his opposite number Matthew Windsor all afternoon at the stoppages, but none more so than during the final quarter, where Mirboo North systematically piled on 10 superb goals. As well as jumping higher

SENIORS LADDER Yall-Yall North....... 162.21 Yinnar ................... 152.42 Thorpdale ............. 123.36 Newborough ......... 116.23 Mirboo North ........ 134.06 Trafalgar ................. 115.78 Morwell East .......... 115.39 Hill End .................... 73.68 Yarragon .................. 62.00 Boolarra ................... 33.72 LADDER Newborough ......... 415.94 Yinnar ................... 319.35 Yall-Yall North....... 174.36 Trafalgar ............... 117.03 Mirboo North ........ 160.64 Hill End .................. 102.95 Yarragon .................. 91.93 Morwell East ............ 80.88 Thorpdale ................ 34.02 Boolarra ..................... 7.06 LADDER

Defensive: Jayden Hohmann was in pursuit of his Boolarra opponent. than a kangaroo, Brooks used his ‘Chesty Bond’ physique to burst open packs and provide opportunities for skipper Damien Turner, Palmer, Kerr, Nash, Jacob Blair and Beau Ridgway to surge the footy towards Taylor deep in the forward 50. This was now a lop-sided contest with continual oneway traffic to the goalmouth by the powerful and ruthless Tigers. It seemed the longer the

COMING back from a disappointing loss, the Allies trounced Tarwin on Saturday. Narrowly losing against Stony Creek, the team was keen to make amends. Tarwin started in slick fashion and goals to Dermot Yawney (2) and Andy Mur-

last term went the faster Mirboo North moved the ball. Conversely, Boolarra was tiring and with limited baseload power left in their legs, the Demons’ speed suddenly fell away. Taylor was on fire for the Tigers and four fourth-quarter goals lifted his tally to six for the match. Taylor’s leads were duly honored and perfectly weighted passes from Turner, James Grande and Cam Le Page,

ray gave the side a handy start. Stung into action, the Allies responded and Kael Bergles (2) and Haydn Egerton fired up the side. The Allies had numerous shots on goal and at the first change had 3.6 on the board. From this point, the Allies would completely overrun the

NAIDOC Week: A Grade netball coach Danielle Hilliar and Senior football coach Clancy Bennett showcase this year’s NAIDOC jumpers and dresses, designed by Indigenous artist Ronald Edwards. Photo credit: Stacey Harriage.

Mirboo North ready for NAIDOC round To mark the occasion, Mirboo North’s senior footballers and A and B Grade netballers will wear yellow and black uniforms designed by well known Aboriginal artist Ronald Edwards. Mr Edwards’ design encompasses Gippsland’s five Gunaikurnai clans and pays respect to their heritage and customs. Prior to the Senior football and A Grade netball games, traditional owners, both past and present will be recognized, when Mr Edwards performs a formal smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country at 2pm. This year, NAIDOC Week runs from July 2 to 9, with its 2017 national theme ‘Our Languages Matter’, highlighting the 120 Indigenous languages spoken by Aboriginal and

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resulted in set- shot goals for the blonde bombshell. Taylor’s sixth major came via a dribble kick, after an evasive baulk near the 10-metre square. The final score was Mirboo North 20.12.132 defeated Boolarra 1.3.9. Afterwards in the crowded changerooms, Bennett praised all of his players for contributing significantly towards Mirboo North’s decisive team orientated victory.

Allies back in business

Torres Strait Islander people. The theme identifies the role Indigenous languages play in cultural identity in linking people to land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites through song. National NAIDOC Committee co-chair Anne Martin said each language is associated with an area of land and has a deep spiritual significance. It is through their own languages that Indigenous nations maintain their connection with their ancestors, land and law. Committee co-chair Benjamin Mitchell hopes the theme will shine a spotlight on the programs and community groups working to preserve, revitalise or record Indigenous languages. Along with its Indigenous Round celebrations, Mirboo North Football Netball Club is also incorporating its annual Northerners and Sponsors Days in the upstairs viewing room, where a light lunch will be served during the Senior football match.

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• Tarwin v DWWWW

MIRBOO North Football Netball Club is conducting its second annual Indigenous Round on Saturday, July 8, when it hosts Hill End at Tigerland.

Mid Gippsland League

Sharks to the tune of 17 goals to four. In the centre, Darcy Atkins and Ben Mayers got the ball rolling and in turn Egerton, Max Homer and Tait Sabec cut the Tarwin defence to shreds and the delivery of the ball to Bergles was copy book as the full forward finished the game with 11-2 just eight short of the magical 100. During the week a couple of issues were sorted out and the players are determined to stick together for a chance of the winning the flag. By half time, Bergles had six goals but importantly the running game from full back to full forward was in full flight. Across half back Cam McKenzie, Jayden Nolan and Josh Mentiplay was solid in defence with strong tackling then running the ball out of danger. Tarwin scored two goals in the third term through Toussaint and Murray but were still six goals in arrears. In the next few minutes the Allies answered and Egerton left alone out wide was able to run and carry then deliver to Jim Phillips and finally onto Bergles. Two defenders were assigned to hassle and hang onto Bergles so the swap around SENIORS

DWWWW 20.16.136 Tarwin 8.6.54

Battle: Allies’ Tait Sabec and Tarwin’s Troy Toussaint went head to head for the ball on Saturday.

DWWWW Goals: K. Bergles 11, H. Egerton 3, J. Phillips 2, D. Atkins 1, M. Homer 1, L. Sketcher 1, J. Nolan 1 Tarwin Goals: A. Murray 3, D. Yawney 2, J. Bloom 1, T. Toussaint 1, J. Carmody 1 DWWWW Best: K. Bergles, D. Atkins, H. Egerton, M. Homer, T. Sabec, B. Mayers Tarwin Best: T. Cameron, A. Murray, J. Pastura, T. Toussaint,

Newborough ........557.67 Trafalgar ..............321.81 Mirboo North .......194.92 Hill End ................210.40 Yinnar ..................100.73 Yall-Yall North .........40.30 Morwell East .............4.61

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FOURTHS LADDER Trafalgar ............... 217.93 Newborough ......... 202.79 Hill End ................. 159.66 Yinnar ................... 133.89 Mirboo North .......... 38.15 Boolarra ................... 27.63

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OTHER MATCHES SENIORS Hill End 12.8.80 d Yarragon 9.6.60 Yall-Yall Nth 12.12.84 d Yinnar 5.4.34 Morwell East 12.8.80 d Newborough 8.7.55 Trafalgar 8.10.58 d Thorpdale 8.9.57 RESERVES Hill End 8.10.58 d Yarragon 7.8.50 Yinnar 16.13.109 d Yall-Yall Nth 3.1.19 Newborough 17.17.119 d Morwell East 4.4.28 Trafalgar 18.8.116 d Thorpdale 5.4.34 THIRDS Trafalgar 16.7.103 d Hill End 3.4.22 Yinnar 9.16.70 d Yall-Yall Nth 1.4.10 Newborough 29.18.192 d Morwell East 0.1.1 FOURTHS Hill End 22.16.148 d Boolarra 3.1.19

allowed Phillips, Homer and Jackson Nolan to finish of the scoring. The last term saw the Allies at its very best and it set up many scoring chances. Bergles, five goals, plus singles to Egerton, Sketcher and Phillips meant the Allies recorded a big win. Tarwin battled hard through McRae and Travis Cameron but there wasn’t much support from others. Frustration by Tarwin also gave away frees and bad language was quickly stepped on by the umpires Great job by umpires who allowed the game to flow and any pileups were dispersed within a few seconds.


Tarwin 14.17.101 DWWWW 5.4.34 Tarwin Goals: K. McLean 8, L. Anderson 3, T. O’Loughlin 1, V. Van Dillen 1, C. Sandy 1 DWWWW Goals: J. Zahra 3, D. Hookem 1, A. Fabris 1 Tarwin Best: L. Borne, L. Anderson, E. O’Loughlin, K. McLean, C. Sandy, A. Bell DWWWW Best: J. Zahra, D. Williams, A. Banks, A. Fabris, B. Jackson, K. Hanning

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Fish Creek too strong for MDU FISH Creek was on the road again this week, this time making the short trip to Meeniyan to take on the Demons on what has been the best ground in the competition for the last couple of years.

Good game: Cal Park was amongst Fish Creek’s best afield after taking on MDU on Saturday.




Fish Creek.... 11 1 0 269.29 44 Toora... ....... 9 3 0 155.60 36 DWWWW ..... 8 4 0 178.09 32 Tarwin ........ 6 6 0 89.10 24 Stony Creek.... 5 7 0 87.46 20 Foster ............. 3 9 0 65.47 12 MDU............... 0 12 0 24.52 0 GOALKICKERS K. Bergles (DWWWW) ...... (11) 92 L. Manders (Toora) ............. (7) 44 K. Baskaya (Stony Ck) ......... (4) 43 A. Seccull (Fish Ck) ............. (1) 39 J. Weston (Toora) ............... (2) 28 A. Sigeti (DWWWW) ........... (0) 22 B. Coates (Fish Ck).............. (4) 21 B. Cooper (Fish Ck) ............. (4) 20 J. Buckland (Fish Ck) .......... (6) 20 A. Murray (Tarwin) .............. (3) 19 T. Toussaint (Tarwin) ........... (1) 19

Presentation: the Mental Health Round trophy was presented to Fish Creek after a big win against MDU.

TOORA dug deep for a convincing win over Stony Creek on Saturday.

LADDER Stony Creek .. 11 1 Tarwin ........ 9 4 Fish Creek.... 7 5 DWWWW ..... 7 6 Toora ... .......... 4 8 MDU............... 4 8 Foster ............. 1 11

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211.46 142.33 148.25 104.05 85.38 62.00 37.63


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GOALKICKERS A. Bright (Fish Ck)............... (3) 44 L. Anderson (Tarwin) .......... (3) 24 D. Devonshire (Fish Ck) ...... (1) 24 M. Dyer (Stony Ck) ............. (1) 22 V. Pecora (DWWWW) ......... (0) 20 K. McLean (Tarwin) ............. (3) 19 N. Mathieson (MDU) ........... (3) 19 B. McKnight (Stony Ck) ...... (1) 17 W. Thorson (Stony Ck)........ (0) 17 J. Byrnes (Stony Ck) ........... (0) 15 LADDER W L D

Pressure: Stony Creek’s Will Collins tackles Toora’s Dirk Mulholland before he could get the ball to teammate Lachie Ireland. Photo courtesy Gerard Bruning-@ SENIORS

Toora 17.20.122 Stony Creek 9.11.65


Stony Creek ..10 1 0 90.91 MDU...........6 4 0 60.00 Fish Creek....5 5 0 50.00 Foster .........5 7 0 41.67 Toora ............. 2 9 0 18.18 DWWWW ...... 0 2 0 0.00 GOALKICKERS C. Preston (Stony Ck) ......... (4) 23 C. Cary (Stony Ck) .............. (1) 20 Z. Duursma (Foster) ............ (0) 13 B. Cripps (Foster) ................ (0) 13 C. Buckland (Fish Ck) .......... (0) 13 A. Wilson (Fish Ck) ............. (0) 12 B. Martin (Stony Ck) ........... (3) 12 L. Lidstone (Foster)............. (0) 12 H. Funnell (Stony Ck) .......... (2) 11 J. Bright (Stony Ck) ............ (0) 11 L. Smith (MDU)................... (0) 11

the sidelines. Youngster Jai Stefani played through the ruck and was impressive, as was second gamer Ayden Wilson who got on the scoreboard with a nice goal in the final quarter that had his teammates all over him. Jake Buckland managed what could be the goal of the year so far with a Buddy Franklin impersonation that would have had BT in an absolute frenzy. At the final siren, the margin was 157 points but to its credit the MDU team had battled the match right out to the very end. The Mental Health player of the match medal was award to Fish Creek’s Blaine Coates who along with four goals also set up another three. Next week Fish Creek is again away to the Allies while MDU is away at Toora to take on the Magpies on its home deck.


D. Furphy 1, R. Roi 1, M. Darmanin 1 Fish Creek Goals: A. Bright 3, A. Wilson 2, L. Howard 1, D. Devonshire 1 M.D.U. Best: D. Campbell, M. Darmanin, Z. Cox, M. East, Y. Zorzos Fish Creek Best: R. Nicoll, L. Howard, R. Pridham, J. Standfield , G. Batten, C. Tracy THIRDS

Fish Creek 28.21.189 M.D.U. 5.2.32 Fish Creek Goals: J. Buckland 6, B. Coates 4, B. Cooper 4, C. Park 3, E. Park 2, T. Cameron 2, J. Danckert 1, J. Stefani 1, B. Harfield/Park 1, A. Wilson 1, T. Manne 1, A. Seccull 1, J. Hayes 1 M.D.U. Goals: S. Turner 2, J. Kennedy 1, T. Corry 1, P. Monaghan 1 Fish Creek Best: B. Coates, C. Park, E. Park, J. Buckland, J. Stefani, B. Harfield/Park M.D.U. Best: S. James, J. Bolge, C. Ricardo, M. Smith, S. Turner, B. Densley RESERVES

M.D.U. 10.13.73 Fish Creek 7.6.48 M.D.U. Goals: N. Mathieson 3, Y. Zorzos 2, T. Davison 1, D. Campbell 1,

M.D.U. 5.4.34 Fish Creek 3.9.27 M.D.U. Goals: M. Hoober 4, G. Cole 1 Fish Creek Goals: N. Denbrok 1, L. Howard 1, Z. Clark 1 M.D.U. Best: M. Hoober, J. Brown, J. Gourlay, M. Gammon, S. Bright, S. Chadwick Fish Creek Best: C. Tracy, Z. Clark, L. Cocksedge, T. Williams, L. Howard

Toora dominate against Stony Creek


The weather was absolutely amazing and the scene was set for what was expected to be a fairly one sided match. Someone forgot to tell the MDU boys however, and they hit the ground running early and were really taking up it up to the highly fancied Fish Creek side. MDU had the opening goal on the board only minutes into the match to Jason Kennedy and the Demons were up and about. It continued to attack and the Fishy defense was under some pressure early with Ryan McGannon, Trevor Hooker and Col McPhee all standing tall. Fish Creek got on the scoreboard at the eight minute mark when Jake Buckland got his first for the day but MDU answered through Sam Turner and half way through the first quarter MDU had the lead by four points. At this point, however, the Fish Creek side seemed to switch on and finished the quarter with four goals to grab the lead back and put a little bit of space in the margin. The second quarter was

all Fish Creek as it piled on nine goals to one to blow the MDU side away and put any thought of an upset out of everyone’s mind. Blaine Coates was sensational and had very good support from Cal and Ethan Park, Jake Buckland and Brent Cooper up forward. For MDU, Shaun James and Jordan Bolge were battling hard and were the best for their side. At half time the margin was out to 71 points. The second half was fairly one sided as Fish Creek added a further 14 goals to its score while holding the MDU side to only two further goals for the match. Fish Creek had winners all over the ground with the only lowlight for the Kangaroos being a hamstring strain to Chase Coates that saw him iced up for the day and a possible couple of weeks on

Toora Goals: L. Manders 7, J. Weston 2, J. Attard 2, B. Wells 2, M. O’Sullivan 1, L. Toner 1, D. Mulholland 1, L. Jenkins 1 Stony Creek Goals: K. Baskaya 4, J. Cameron 1, W. Collins 1, L. Harrington 1, D. Zuidema 1, L. Thomas 1 Toora Best: P. Grant, B. Wells, L. Manders, D. Mulholland, R. Jaroszczuk, J. Griffin Stony Creek Best: J. Cann, J. Cameron, C. Mackie, K. Baskaya, W. Stewart, N. Brown RESERVES

Stony Creek 10.13.73 Toora 7.3.45 Stony Creek Goals: B. Renden 4, D. Gilliatte 1, D. Preston 1, M. Dyer 1, J. Accardi 1, B. McKnight 1, N. Nowell-Svenson 1

Toora Goals: J. Maurilli-Pullin 2, K. Holmes 1, W. Jenkins 1, J. Platt 1, J. Vening 1, P. Doran 1 Stony Creek Best: S. Cope, T. Jenkin, D. Preston, B. Byrnes, T. Stone, B. Renden Toora Best: T. Allott, K. Holmes, W. Jenkins, J. Vening, S. Vening, J. Platt THIRDS

Stony Creek 12.6.78 Toora 2.5.17 Stony Creek Goals: C. Preston 4, B. Martin 3, H. Funnell 2, A. Stanley 1, C. Cary 1, J. SteeleRockall 1 Toora Goals: T. Koolen 1, M. Hyde 1 Stony Creek Best: J. Bright, A. Dyke, H. Funnell, N. Perrott, A. Wright, C. Cary Toora Best: T. Koolen, A. Hewson, O. Cashmore, F. Cashmore, A. Walker, K. Brewer

It was a big day for Stony Creek, with key players Brett McKnight and Andrew Verboon both playing their 300th games. However, a win to commemorate this milestone was not to be. Toora got the jump on Stony Creek in the first quarter, kicking four goals to one. By the end of the quarter, Luke Manders had two goals under his belt, which would become a seven goal haul by the end of the match. It was looking like Toora would run out the quarter keeping Stony Creek scoreless, but the Lions managed to get on the board in the dying minutes. The Lions were reminded to play as a unit, and came back in with a brand new attitude in the second quarter. Toora captain Jack Weston had the first say, kicking two goals in the

first two minutes. However, this only spurred the Lions on. Stony Creek managed to turn the game around and ended up a goal ahead going into the long break. Jake Cameron was an impressive asset in centre half forward and Clint Mackie dominated the middle. Proving it deserved its second place on the ladder, Toora stepped it up in the second half and dominated the rest of the game. Peter Grant and Dirk Mulholland were important players in Toora’s wing, with Grant taking some impressive intercepts. Stony Creek’s leading goal kicker Kerem Baskaya got three goals by Toora’s Ben Osborne in the first half, and the backman was keen to put a stop to it. The back line, featuring Osborne, Ben Willder and Linden Dyson, laid down the law, only allowing three goals to Stony Creek for the half. Meanwhile, Toora’s tally continued to grow into a 17 goal haul by the final siren.

Milestone: Brett McKnight and Andrew Verboon each played their 300th game for Stony Creek on Saturday. Photo courtesy Gerard Bruning-@ Stony Creek suffered a massive loss in the second half with key backman Kane Airdrie taken off the ground with a knee injury. With the ball in Toora’s forward for much of the last quarter, there was potential for a greater score, but the Magpies ended the game with 20 points on the board.

At the end of the day, Toora was too strong. The final score was Stony Creek 9.11.65 to Toora 17.20.122. This week, Toora will face an improved MDU and Stony Creek anticipates an even contest with Foster, with Jayden Gee back in its ranks.

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Leongatha ....9 2 0 200.00 36 Maffra.........9 2 0 171.24 36 Traralgon .....8 2 1 163.04 34 Moe ...........8 3 0 126.34 32 Morwell ......6 4 1 128.24 26 Bairnsdale ......4 7 0 93.59 16 Warragul ........4 7 0 82.12 16 Wonthaggi......4 7 0 79.83 16 Sale ................2 9 0 73.20 8 25.06 0 Drouin ............0 11 0 GOALKICKERS M. Bennett (Maffra)............. (3) 35 D. Cupido (Bairns) .............. (0) 35 C. Dunne (Leon).................. (0) 32 B. Fowler (Warragul) ........... (0) 29 B. McDonald (Morwell) ....... (4) 26 L. Stockdale (Trar) .............. (1) 25 D. Bedggood (Maffra) ......... (5) 25 A. Hillberg (Leon) ................ (1) 24 D. Grech (Moe) ................... (0) 22 D. Sheen (Maffra) ............... (1) 21



Leongatha ....9 0 0 209.97 Morwell ......8 2 0 235.97 Maffra.........7 2 0 396.51 Traralgon .....7 3 0 241.64 Moe ...........5 5 0 174.53 Warragul ........3 7 0 49.75 Wonthaggi......3 7 0 37.83 Sale ................1 9 0 38.94 Drouin ............1 9 0 12.64 GOALKICKERS


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N. Wozniak (Maffra) ............ (0) 24 L. Wright (Leon) ................. (3) 23 M. Duncan (Morwell) .......... (0) 20 L. Durkin (Moe)................... (2) 19 R. Loprese (Trar)................. (0) 18 B. Davidson (Leon) ............. (5) 17 P. Yates (Moe) ..................... (1) 16 R. Horton (Moe).................. (2) 14 T. Love (Maffra) .................. (0) 14 L. Talbot (Maffra) ................ (0) 14


Traralgon ....10 Leongatha ...10 Moe ...........9 Maffra.........7 Bairnsdale ...6 Drouin ............3 Morwell ..........3 Wonthaggi......3 Warragul ........2 Sale ................2

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438.87 416.95 308.94 102.27 90.44 57.00 44.27 28.23 36.42 34.82


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GOALKICKERS C. Olden (Leon) ................... (6) 35 R. Anderson (Moe) ............. (0) 33 J. Van Iwaarden (Trar)......... (5) 25 A. McLaren (Bairns) ............ (2) 20 H. Willaton (Trar) ................ (3) 20 L. Carman (Maffra) ............. (1) 20 L. Scott (Leon) .................... (1) 17 J. Patullo (Leon) ................. (1) 17 H. Prestidge (Moe) .............. (0) 16 L. Johnson (Trar) ................ (1) 16 L. Michie (Moe)................... (0) 16 D. Garnham (Leon) ............. (0) 16


Moe ..........11 0 Traralgon .....9 2 Warragul .....7 4 Bairnsdale ...7 4 Leongatha ....6 5 Maffra ............6 5 Sale ................5 6 Wonthaggi......2 9 Morwell ..........1 10 Drouin ............1 10

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Parrots demolish Wonthaggi Power LADDER leader Leongatha inflicted a massive blow to Wonthaggi on Sunday winning the local derby by a massive 90 points. The Parrots made the most of its home ground advantage, but to start Power jumped on the attack quickly. Power worked for 10 hard minutes, keeping the ball in its forward. However, some inaccurate kicking hurt and resulted in seven behinds on the board, accompanied by just one goal. If some of these chances hadn’t been missed, the starting score would have been a different story. However, heading towards the end of the first quarter, there was still plenty of opportunity for the Parrots to hit the lead. Despite Power having the better start, the Parrots managed to get three majors past the backline to end up six points ahead at quarter time. The late goal haul allowed the Parrots to pick up some momentum coming into the second quarter. The home side was keen to establish its dominance in the game after being tested early. Power could barely get hands to the ball, and the Parrots were able to pick off a lot of turn overs. Leongatha was winning the clearances in the middle, resulting in a clear advantage. The Parrots’ wings became more influential in the second term. Luke Bowman worked hard for the Parrots in the middle, driving the ball into key forward Patrick McGrath.




610.10 404.80 132.99 80.63 124.10 108.39 143.21 38.96 20.95 18.74

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SENIORS Morwell 14.9.93 d Warragul 9.11.65 Moe 12.18.90 d Traralgon 7.15.57 Sale 17.13.115 d Drouin 6.9.45 Maffra 20.16.136 d Bairnsdale 9.8.62 RESERVES Warragul 8.10.58 d Morwell 7.5.47 Traralgon 11.10.76 d Moe 9.3.57 Drouin 7.11.53 d Sale 3.5.23 THIRDS Warragul 8.13.61 d Morwell 5.2.32 Traralgon 15.8.98 d Moe 5.3.33 Drouin 9.8.62 d Sale 6.6.42 Maffra 9.10.64 d Bairnsdale 7.12.54 FOURTHS Warragul 8.11.59 d Morwell 1.4.10 Moe 6.11.47 d Traralgon 5.5.35 Sale 15.19.109 d Drouin 2.5.17 Bairnsdale 8.5.53 d Maffra 6.9.45

GOALKICKERS M. Luckie (Trar) .................. (0) 28 J. Ziino (Sale) ...................... (6) 28 B. Maslen (Moe) ................. (0) 22 B. Bundle (Warr) ................. (2) 19 R. Baldi (Moe) ..................... (4) 19 H. Kellow (Bairns) ............... (3) 19 K. Simpson (Sale) ............... (1) 17 H. Neocleous (Trar) ............. (1) 17 F. O’Reilly (Warr) ................. (0) 17 M. McGannon (Leon) .......... (1) 16 J. Lamers (Leon)................. (2) 16 F. Phillips (Warr) ................. (2) 16

Kyle Reid was also one of the top goal kickers, playing his second Seniors match. Making their debut to the Parrots’ Senior side was Boadie Motton and Julian Patterson. Motton showed his prowess by attacking well in the middle, and Patterson dominated in the ruck, rotating with Ben Willis and Josh Schelling. The second quarter set the tone for the rest of the match and Leongatha continued its form in the second half. Cade Maskell in the back line was instrumental in keeping Power to just two goals for the half. Power improved its game in the third quarter, playing a bit of catch up footy. Tom Davey worked well in middle and up forward, and there was a big reliance on Power’s backline through Phillip Young, Jack Ridewood and Shannon Bray. Dominic O’Connor

was a key player in the forward line, getting the ball through to goal kickers Davey, Luke O’Connor and Layton Membrey. Coming into the last quarter, the Parrots were more than 50 points ahead. Bringing it home strong, the Parrots slammed Power and added another four goals to its tally. Zak Vernon was named in the Parrots’ best for a solid game of football all day. Playing in centre half forward, Vernon tackled hard, took plenty of possessions and used the football well. The Parrots won the day with 17.11.113 to Powers’ 4.9.33. This weekend, the Parrots will play a massive game against Moe. Despite beating Moe in the first half of the season, the Parrots anticipate a big challenge. Power will take on Drouin and anticipate a competitive match.

Stretch: Power’s Shannon Bray and Jack Ridewood went up for the ball, but ultimately it was won by Parrots’ young gun Kyle Reid (not pictured).

Hungry: Parrots powerhouse Zak Vernon chased the ball hard, causing many turn overs against Power. Pressure: Power’s Patrick Ryan attempts to knock the ball out of the hands of Parrots’ Zak Vernon. SENIORS Leongatha 17.11.113 d Wonthaggi 4.9.33 Leongatha goals: P. McGrath 4, J. Schelling 2, K. Reid 2, R. Olden 2, J. Ginnane 2, K. Cooper 1, A. Hillberg 1, C. Maskell 1, Z. Vernon 1, J. Pellicano 1. Wonthaggi goals: L. O’Connor 2, T. Davey 1, L. Membrey 1. Leongatha best: Z. Vernon, L. Bowman, C. Maskell, P. McGrath, B. Motton, J. Schelling. Wonthaggi best: T. Davey, J. Ridewood, P. Young, S. Bray, A. Lindsay, D. O’Connor.

RESERVES Leongatha 12.16.88 d Wonthaggi 2.3.15 Leongatha goals: B. Davidson 5, L. Wright 3, C. Rump 1, G. Fleming 1, J. Harry 1, T. Sauvarin 1. Wonthaggi goals: T. Wells 1, C. Zun 1. Leongatha best: J. Harry, C. Rump, B. Davidson, R. Kelly, N. Moore, J. Mackie. Wonthaggi best: M. Davey, J.

Kuyper, S. Williams, R. Lindsay, L. West, M. Ware.

THIRDS Leongatha 19.17.131 d Wonthaggi 0.3.3 Leongatha goals: C. Olden 6, J. Patullo 3, B. Patterson 3, T. Brew 2, T. Sheedy 1, B. Rogers 1, L. Scott 1, J. Norton 1, J. Patullo 1. Wonthaggi goals: Nil. Leongatha best: B. Hastings, L. Scott, N. Trotto, J. Hill, N. Battersby, C. Olden. Wonthaggi best: F. Anderson, J. Bates, J. Barry, S. Speed, M. Geyle, J. Vuyst.

FOURTHS Leongatha 4.5.29 d Wonthaggi 2.11.23 Leongatha goals: J. Lamers 2, Z. Reid 1, M. McGannon 1. Wonthaggi goals: N. Anderson 2. Leongatha best: M. McGannon, W. Littlejohn, H. VanderZalm, J. Lamers, T. Vanderkolk, Z. Reid. Wonthaggi best: L. Braid, J. Schulz, R. Ennoss, W. Speed, H. Dawson.

Under the pump: Power’s Lachie Jones gets a kick away with Parrots’ Kyle Reid and Julian Patterson in pursuit.

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Jett dribbles his way to National Junior Classic ALTHOUGH representing the Melbourne Tigers on the day, Jett Garnham made the Wonthaggi Amateur Basketball Association extremely proud at the National Junior Classic recently. The National Junior Classic is an ‘invitation only’ tournament. Jett’s team was invited to play in the U12 competition in Dandenong on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. With 16 teams competing, Jett’s team performed admirably to come in ninth. The Melbourne Tigers are Jett’s Victorian Junior Basketball League team. Jett plays in Oakleigh with the Tigers every Friday night, as well as committing to training during the week. The qualifying National Junior Classic teams were decided through a grading system, which has been happening since November. The top four teams in Victoria were invited to compete, and the Tigers claimed the fourth invite.

This is Jett’s third year playing basketball. The 11 year old began playing with the Wonthaggi association and soon made the rep team before excelling to the Victorian Junior Basketball League. He still plays with the local association, but likes the travelling involved with the Tigers. “I like playing, meeting new people and travelling,” he said. “We’ve been to a lot of new places, like Adelaide on the Easter long weekend.” His goals are to win the Victorian Championships and become the best team in the state, to make a state team, and one day play in the NBA. Jett’s love of basketball stems from the support of his family. Jett said he and his mum Cathy – who is the president of the Wonthaggi association – kept practicing and raising the basketball ring at home until it was 10 feet high. He is now looking forward to the new season with the Tigers, which began recently, with more challenges in the pipeline.

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