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CLUCKING MAD Broiler farm has Wombat neighbours in a flap


see it visually and smell it. “In terms of the application, we have to make a submission to the water catchA PROPOSAL for a 400,000 ment authorities which I have done, and chicken broiler farm has created therefore surrounding creeks and dams unrest in the peaceful community will not be affected.” One of the residents’ main concerns of Wooreen, north of Leongatha. The development includes 10 sheds was the fact the chicken farm would not measuring 135m long and 17.4m wide at be free range. “Personally I don’t agree. I thought 80 Pit Road, and 870 Leongatha-Yarragon we were moving away from that type of Road. Residents neighbouring the proposed farming to more free range,” Geoff Russell from Hallston said. chicken farm shared their Annie Clark, a close concerns and opinions on neighbour of the proposed Saturday morning during a site, was worried about meeting with chicken farmodour. er applicant Chris Freney. “When days that forecast He is part owner of the strong winds, the smell is golarge scale organisation, ing to smother our property, - Chris Freney, Chicken Farms Australia, and invited residents of broiler farm proponent. not to mention the rats, mice and flies associated with Wooreen and surrounds chicken farms. It’ll push us to a meeting at the Berrys Creek Hall to discuss his proposal, now before South to the point where we will no longer be able to live there,” she said. Gippsland Shire Council for approval. Another close neighbour, Ian Motton, “There are new rules and regulations in regards to noise so residents don’t need to said, “The smell will drift down the gully and reach our farm. worry about disruption,” Mr Freney said. “Why is this type of farming still “I’m going to try and get permission for the neighbouring residents to visit a around in this day and age? Continued on page 3. chicken farm for themselves in order to

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“Residents don’t need to worry about disruption.”

TIMO the wombat shows his appreciation to wildlife carer Sue Moore of Tarwin Lower, who dedicates her time and money to restoring sick and injured animals to health. Read her story on page 11.

Burra rallies to save info centre By Jessica Anstice and Brad Lester THE Korumburra community and South Gippsland tourism’s industry have opposed a proposal to close Korumburra’s visitor information centre. A recommendation to tomorrow’s (Wednesday)

meeting of South Gippsland Shire Council recommends the closure of the centre, in the entry foyer of Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, despite Korumburra being the first town visitors from Melbourne arrive at in the shire. Councillors will vote to decide the centre’s fate, when they consider the final report of the

Visitor Information Services Review 2016-17. The recommendation is to close the Korumburra centre by July 31 this year and continue to operate the visitor information centre at Foster’s Stockyard Gallery. The recommendation will result in the loss of jobs and volunteer roles at Korumburra.

The report also recommends council allocate $100,000 to develop a digital tourism strategy “which targets service and growth of South Gippsland’s visitor economy” by improving the Visit Prom Country website, particularly for mobile usability. Continued on page 3.

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Burra rallies to save info centre Continued from page 1. Operating costs, declining use and the rise of the internet in planning and booking holidays have contributed to the review’s recommendation. The news has devastated the Korumburra Business Association, which advocated for the centre to stay. President Noelene Cosson said, “We strongly believe that South Gippsland cannot afford to close an information centre before they have adequate digital presence available. “The proposal states they will put the $100,000 saving towards a digital strategy. This will be a lengthy process to develop the strategy and this is before it is even acted upon. “The feedback from the extensive consolation process was overwhelming to keep both centres open.” Mrs Cosson said the association had partnered with tourism body Prom Country Regional Tourism to promote Korumburra and closing the information centre would be to the detriment of regional tourism. “People can google all sorts of things but they are not going to find all South Gippsland has to offer with the current digital presence,” she said. “We urge all councillors to vote against this proposal until a better partnership with PCRT is established with the shire and all towns within the shire. This can be achieved in the next few years but it is way too premature at present to close our information centre.” Association members have been urged to contact councillors in a bid to gain their support during tomorrow’s vote. The two centres cost council $325,334 a year and employ a total of 3.6 fulltime equivalent staff supported by volunteers. The review found more people were using the in-

ternet to access visitor information, and more people were using the Foster centre than the Korumburra centre – 12,421 visitors compared to 7161 visitors in 2015-16. The Korumburra centre therefore costs $22.71 per walk-in visitor compared to $13.01 at Foster. Prom Country Regional Tourism (PCRT), the regional tourism marketing and industry development association, has called for the centres to stay. PCRT chair Philip Botte said, “Prom Country Regional Tourism is disappointed with the Visitor Services Review recommendation to close the Korumburra Visitor Information Centre. “Studies indicate that Visitor Information Centres can help to increase visitor expenditure and positively affect visitors’ perceptions of a region. PCRT contends that reducing the physical VIC presence in South Gippsland would have a detrimental effect on overall visitor yield, which could impact on local businesses. “We acknowledge there are costs to operating visitor information centres but we are confident that the regional benefits they generate are worth the expense. Prom Country Regional Tourism would like to see the status quo maintained.” PCRT’s submission said while there were challenges for the centres in a digital environment, “the sheer volume of web-based content will mean that visitors will increasingly seek out VICs for accurate and unbiased information”. PCRT stated the centres increase visitor expenditure. In 2010, the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) Reference Group commissioned an independent report to determine the ‘Value of VICs to the Victorian Tourism Industry and Local Economy’. The report found that: “76 percent of the visitors surveyed indicated that their plans had been influenced by visiting a VIC”.

Surprise move: from left, Korumburra Business Association members, including Gil Freeman, president Noelene Cosson, John Kennedy (at back), Kelly Hughes, Brian Hess, John O’Rourke, Burke Brandon, Shirley Arestia and Viv Pepper are angered by South Gippsland Shire Council’s proposal to close the Korumburra Visitor Information Centre.

Foster pleas to council SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council looks likely to heed the Foster community’s call to retain the town’s visitor information centre. That is the recommendation of a report to council to debate at tomorrow’s (Wednesday) meeting. Members of the Foster Community Association and Foster Chamber of Commerce urged council to not close the centre when they addressed council last Wednesday. The community association’s Tom Holman said centre volunteers offer a unique insight into the community and the centre showcases the town’s spirit of volunteering. Association member Linda Giddy operates a bed and breakfast at Foster North and has re-

Please listen: from left, Tim Holman and Linda Giddy of Foster Community Association, and Foster Chamber of Commerce president John Davies urged South Gippsland Shire Council to retain Foster’s visitor information centre. They are with councillors Alyson Skinner and mayor Ray Argento. ceived accommodation bookings via referrals from the centre. “Visitors gain local knowledge from real life human beings who live here,” she said. Chamber president John Da-

vies said centre workers promote the area and while the internet was a source of information, limited mobile phone coverage in the area hinders visitors’ ability to research online.


Chook farm has wings Continued from page 1. “It is going to decrease the value of our properties. The vehicles going up and down our road are already bad enough.” The application is being advertised for public notice until at least July 5. Council has not received any submissions to date.

The proposal will also involve construction of a machinery/amenities building, access tracks, feed silos, tanks, treatment ponds and a dam. The proposal also includes a three lot subdivision in order to provide access to the proposed site directly from Leongatha-Yarragon Road, rather than from Pit Road.

Police dog nabs suspects By Brad Lester THIEVES believed to be responsible for robbing farmers and stealing vehicles in South Gippsland were bitten by a police dog during a dramatic chase on Monday, June 19. The two men from Wonthaggi and Fish Creek and a woman from Altona were pursued by police on foot and in the air after driving erratically in a failed bid to evade police on the Calder Freeway near Macedon. Police charged the trio in relation to a series of offences that led to their arrest in an allegedly stolen car at Macedon. The trio abandoned the car and ran away from police, before being apprehended by a dog from the police Canine Unit soon after, in conjunction with Macedon Ranges Highway Patrol police and the Police Airwing helicopter. The men were treated in a Melbourne hospital for dog bite wounds. “Police had been looking for these individuals for the last couple of weeks,” Detective Acting Sergeant Paul Burns of Bass Coast Criminal Investigation Unit said. “We believe they have been committing thefts

across Bass Coast and other areas of the state, including taking motor vehicles and thieving from farming areas as far as New South Wales.” A 29 year old man from Wonthaggi faces 30 charges, including theft of a motor vehicle, evade police, reckless conduct endangering life, handling stolen goods and possession of a firearm. He has been remanded to appear in the Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court on July 28. A 22 year old man from Fish Creek has been charged with 24 counts of similar offences and remanded to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court at a later date. A 23 year old woman from Altona Meadows has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, burglary and possession of a firearm. She has been bailed to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on September 8. There have been five car thefts in South Gippsland over the past month and police believe the incidents could be related. Farmers have lost tools and fuel to thieves, with one farm hit six times in the past month and losing fuel and tools valued at around $5000. Police have recovered some stolen property, including a ute taken from the Tarwin area and recovered at Lang Lang, a vehicle from New South Wales and firearms from Ouyen in north west Victoria.


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Not impressed: from left, residents neighbouring the chicken farm proposed for Wooreen, Adele Upton, Kath Goller, Frank Griggs, Annie Clark and Chris Griggs were far from happy about the idea. They met at the Berrys Creek Hall on Saturday to discuss the proposal with proponent Chris Freney.

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Right, Ready to go: people ran, walked and rode along the Great Southern Rail Trail from Leongatha to Koonwarra on Sunday to raise money for scleroderma.

Scleroderma fundraiser appeals THE community was invited to participate in the Snuggle up for Scleroderma run, ride or walk fundraiser from Leongatha to Koonwarra on Sunday. A total of $18,841 was raised for the cause. A silent auction, raffles and lunch followed at the Koonwarra Hall. Essendon Football Club captain Dyson Heppell, formerly of Leongatha, is the ambassador for Scleroderma Victoria. Dyson’s maternal grandmother Corry Schelling died from scleroderma in 2014. Although he was unable to attend the day, he donated goods for an auction; a ride on mower painted in the Essendon colours of black and red sold for $2000 and a pair of Essendon football boots sold for $120. A load of bluestone B grade rock sold for $480, one trailer load of wood sold for $250 and another

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sold for $190, along with numerous other items generously donated by local individuals and businesses. Rae Stallard’s parents, Bob and Vera Dowel, donated a cow that was auctioned by SEJ on June 21 for $2400. Rae helped organise the fundraiser. She is suffering from scleroderma. She was joined in arranging the event by Dyson’s mother Ann-Maree Heppell, who lost her mother to the illness, and Corrie Hemming who lost her husband Trevor to scleroderma. Their helpers were Rae’s mother Vera Dowel, Rae’s daughter Hannah Bordonaro, Jo Fennell and Ann Shandley. Donations consisted of $4000 via the Everyday Hero website, $1500 from raffles, $8500 from auctions and the rest from a baby bundle stall, donations and collection tins.

Family day: back, from left, Shane Hemming and his mother Corrie Hemming with Shane’s children (front) Charlie and Millie Butler-Hemming rode from Leongatha to Koonwarra on Sunday to raise money for the disease scleroderma. Corrie lost her husband Trevor to the disease in 2011.

“We are very proud and grateful for the local community who got behind us with support and generous donations,” organiser Corrie Hemming said. “Without their generosity, the tally raised would not have been nearly as much. “As a follow up to the fundraiser, we have decided to establish a register of South Gippsland sufferers, so that we can get together as a support group. “We are keen to share information, and updates to both sufferers and their carers.” Anyone interested can email Corrie Hemming on or phone 0400 331 829. Scleroderma results in the hardening of the skin and affects nearly any internal organ with the same scar tissue. As a result life can be a battle, mobility is reduced, breathing restricted, enjoying a meal difficult.

Helping out: from left, Aaron, Paul, event organiser Anne-Maree and Jamin Heppell journeyed from Leongatha to Koonwarra along the Great Southern Rail Trail on Sunday to raise money for scleroderma.

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Rail ideas steam ahead By Jessica Anstice THE Korumburra Railway Station is in the process of being restored and revitalised. It will eventually be open for local communities to use. The Korumburra Railway Station Project working group has been researching and brainstorming possibilities for the building’s possible future use. Group members handed these to VicTrack, the State Government agency responsible for rail infrastructure, last Wednesday. The group is aiming to turn the building into a community based centre, with spaces for artists work and offer community sessions. The group hopes to build a commercial kitchen that can be used for training people in hospitality and also used for functions such as local food producers showcasing their food.

Since last year, South Gippsland Shire Council has been engaging with the community about the building’s future. VicTrack has been working with council to identify alternative uses for the rail land and buildings between Leongatha and Nyora to support community activities, including new tourism and a proposed new rail trail. “This is a demonstration of a local community pulling together and turning something they wanted nine years ago into a reality,” group member David Rasmus said. “It is a very much positive council, community and VicTrack partnership,” South Gippsland Shire Council officer Barbara Look said. “It’s the perfect opportunity for Korumburra.” Station project member Shirley Arestia said people have been wrongly concerned the station was being demolished. “It’s actually just being rebuilt to be safe. VicTrack has stepped in on their own accord to carry out

renovations,” she said. Walls are being pulled down and will be rebuilt. Leaking roofs, guttering and pipes will be fixed. Works are expected to take approximately five weeks. “Disappointingly though, we have had some damage done since the works started and some sig-

nificant windows have been broken,” Ms Arestia said. “The internal cupboard, which is the big feature of the main room, has had glass damaged. “We’d really like the community to step up and be aware that the station is there and if there is any suspicious activity, they should contact the police.”

MG’s change of heart By Sarah Vella MURRAY Goulburn increased its opening price from $4.70 per kilogram of milk solids (kg/MS) to $5.20kg/MS last Thursday, in move that has pleased suppliers. The revised price follows MG’s competitors offering far higher opening prices than $4.70. In a letter to suppliers, MG CEO Ari Mervis said the June 6 opening price announcement was made earlier than in prior years to help suppliers budget. “We recognise in the current competitive environment we need to maintain our milk supply and provide improved cash flow for suppliers,” he said. “Our decision to revise our opening price to $5.20/ kg MS was intended to assist in maintaining our competitiveness and support our supplier base.” The revised price included any incentive payments offered by the cooperative. Leongatha South MG supplier Gordon Vagg said

the increase in opening price was a step in the right direction for the embattled company. Mr Vagg said suppliers were pushing processors to have opening prices out early, which MG did, but was then criticised when its price was low. Since the first announcement on June 6, the company has had the opportunity to review 2017-18 budget assumptions which has allowed for the price revision. “It is a step in the right direction. They knew they had to come up with more or they were going to lose suppliers,” Mr Vagg said. “The price is still a bit of an issue that needs addressing, I thought it should have opened at at least $5kg/MS, because the world markets are looking good at the moment.” Mr Vagg said the revision should put some confidence back into the cooperative and further step-ups throughout the season would also help. He said the cooperative’s closure of three factories will eventually benefit suppliers, however those effects could take six to 12 months to filter through. “We just have to hold in there and remain competitive for those 12 months and then we should be back on level pegging (with other milk processors),” he said.

Celebratory: members of the Korumburra Railway Station project group handed a proposal for future use of the station to VicTrack last Tuesday, June 20. From left, Korumburra Railway Station project member Jenni Keerie, community youth representative Angus Cooney, VicTrack representative Jean Parson, Korumburra Railway Station project member Bruce Plant, Shirley Arestia, David Rasmus and South Gippsland Shire Council representative Barbara Look.

Desal under the pump By Tayla Kershaw WITH little over a week to go, it is unlikely the State Government will receive its 50 gigalitre (GL) water order. The water was ordered from the Wonthaggi desalination plant and was due by June 30. The plant was turned on in March and, as of last week, had only made 32.25GL. Victorian Minister for Water, Lisa Neville said the plant had been running consistently, but said it was unlikely to reach the target, prompting Watershed president Mark Robertson to call for consequences. “They still have to make two months worth of water and they are already pushing the plant hard. What are the consequences of not being able to deliver? Do they have to give the money back?” he said. “This is coming out of our pockets and it’s not fair. We have been writing to the minister and trying to get information from (desal operators) AquaSure but we haven’t received any answers. “We feel there should be some sort of fine. We’ve heard excuses about wiring issues, but these are the sort of problems that should have been looked into five years ago.” Bass MLA Brian Paynter backed Mr Robertson’s call for fines. Although the State Government will decide if water customers will be reimbursed, Mr Paynter believes they should get their money back. “Water customers are getting royally ripped off by

Daniel Andrews, who is making them pay for desal water they just don’t need,” he said. “On top of that, now the Andrews Government is demanding customers pay for a 15GL annual order to keep the desal plant operational. “This is crazy because water customers already fork out $600 million every year to AquaSure in service payments – they shouldn’t have to pay more just because Labor wants to give its white elephant a run.” Ms Neville said the State Government had already stated it will take necessary action if the water order isn’t filled, and the next three orders of 15 GL will not be funded by customers. “The next three water orders - of 15 gigalitres per financial year - will be covered by the sale of Renewable Energy Certificates. There will be no additional cost to Melbourne Water consumers,” she said. “The Victorian Desalination Project is a vital part of the state’s water grid, and underpins water security for regional areas including South Gippsland, as it provides more water to storages connected to the grid. “South Gippsland has a direct connection to the Desalination Plant, and can access water when required for water security.” AquaSure made no definitive comments, stating the order was going to plan. “We’re really pleased with the plant’s performance. It has been operating consistently at a very high standard,” AquaSure CEO Matt Brassington said. “As always, we are committed to meeting our contractual obligations.”

Turbines could propel economy By Brad Lester THE company behind the proposal to build an $8 billion wind farm off the coast of Port Albert has not ruled out the possibility of the turbines being constructed locally. South Gippsland Shire Councillor Andrew McEwen recently said the turbines could be built at Port Anthony, Port Welshpool or Port Albert. Up to 250 turbines are proposed, nearly five times as many as at Bald Hills Wind Farm near Tarwin Lower. Offshore Energy managing director Andy Evans said the project was still in its infantile stages but said Gippsland would benefit. “If this project goes ahead as we’ve proposed, it

will bring around 2000 construction jobs plus another 10,000 jobs in supply chain and services,” he said. “This would be an approximately $8 billion project. One of the great things about this proposal is that Gippsland has a lot of the skills and experience this project needs. A lot of people in Gippsland know what it’s like to deliver large resources projects.” Mr Evans said the company was now working with the Federal Government on gaining approvals for a feasibility study. “Our proposal would mean construction in about four years. We are in the early stages of assessing the locations of all key infrastructure and will determine these as part of the feasibility process,” he said. “It’s a bit early to say how many of the construction jobs would be in which locations but clearly there would be a significant number of new workers in the area.”

Down under: Laurine Cailleau has travelled from France to South Gippsland to learn about farming in Australia. The agriculture student is undertaking a five month internship on Damian and Trudy Murphy’s dairy farm in Dumbalk North. Read more on page 41.

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Libraries to lure youth By Brad Lester

plan to attract more young people to li- anne Williams, who shared her plan with South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday. braries in South Gippsland.

“We need to entice students and young adults That is the vision of West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation (WGRLC) CEO Le- back into our libraries, and we do that with technology and making cool funky spaces,” she said. Ms Williams said WGRLC was considering making libraries available as “business incubators” as a way of giving young people another reason to use the services libraries provide. She raised the prospect of “touchdown short stay spaces” where businesses could share coworking spaces, as well as community meeting rooms, all with internet and video conferencing facilities. “I want to make a difference. I want to make sure we have a financially sustainable library service and I want to make sure the library service we provide is modern and innovative,” Ms Williams said. In South Gippsland, libraries remain popular places for children with patronage of junior programs – such as Story Time - up by 22 percent year to date and wifi use is up by 19 percent. Attendances at adult events rose by 46 percent. “It’s about literacy and libraries because these build strong communities,” Ms Williams said, noting that 44 percent of Australian adults have inadequate literacy skills for dealing with Informing the region: South Gippsland Shire Councillor Alyson Skinner (left) with West daily tasks. Ms Williams noted public computer access, Gippsland Regional Library Corporation (WGRLC) CEO Leanne Williams at council’s Leongatha chambers last Wednesday. Cr Skinner will soon take over from Cr Meg Edwards as wifi and gaming consoles were well used by WGRLC clients, but the popularity of e-books council’s representative on the WGRLC board.

YOUNG entrepreneurs could be able to work from libraries under an innovative

was plateauing after a rise in popularity. “E-books won’t replace hard copy books,” she said. Libraries of the future could be integrated with historical society and art galleries, Ms Williams said, coincidentally given a hub comprising a library, gallery and historical society could be built in Korumburra when these groups’ existing premises are demolished to make way for a new supermarket. WGRLC has saved $104,000 through internal operating efficiencies, including the introduction of new computer software. Among South Gippsland libraries, Foster has 1399 members, Inverloch 4048, Korumburra 1976, Leongatha 4647, Mirboo North 1296, Poowong 312 and Wonthaggi 7447.

Black Spur works to start in 2018 By Sarah Vella CONSTRUCTION work to realign the South Gippsland Highway at Black Spur, near Koonwarra, is expected to start in the first half of 2018. VicRoads is currently undertaking pre-construction works on the $50 million project ahead of work starting. The 2.6 kilometre route will begin south of the Koonwarra township and cross the Great Southern Rail Trail, before crossing the Tarwin River. The route then re-joins the existing highway west of Minns Road. VicRoads manager delivery major projects David Gellion said the realignment would significantly reduce travel times and accidents, and provide safer and improved travel for residents, visitors and the freight industry. “The South Gippsland Highway is a critical road link for residents, tourists and local farmers transporting their produce to markets,” he said. “A contract to construct the route will be advertised in the middle of this year with work expected to start in early to mid-2018. The project is expected to take around three years to complete.” Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien said the start of the project could not come early enough. “Given the business case was finished some time ago and State and Federal budget allocations have been confirmed, I’m not sure why it can’t start earlier,” he said. “I call on the State Government to get the project out to tender ASAP and get works started.” Mr O’Brien said the realignment was an important project for the South Gippsland Highway. “This project will improve safety for South Gippsland motorists and deliver infrastructure that supports our local economy, including tourism, agriculture and manufacturing,” he said. “I also call on the State Government to allocate additional funding to improve the road between Foster and Yarram, including the installation of a new overtaking lane near Toora.” South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Ray Argento said the realignment would also have an impact on tourism and transport. He said the Black Spur bends were plagued by regular accidents, many involving trucks. “The main impact will be improving the way farmers get their produce from the farm to its next destination,” he said. “That section of road had the ability to cause load shift and slow down travel times.” Extensive consultation has been undertaken with residents and the freight industry to identify the most appropriate route. While works are being carried out, all efforts will be made to minimise the impact on rail trail users. VicRoads has undertaken initial drilling work along the new highway alignment. The work will provide information about the type and strength of soil and rock to assist with the design and construction of the new road and bridges.

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Wind storm Turbine neighbours demand council pays their legal costs By Brad Lester SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has been asked to pay the legal costs of Tarwin Lower residents who say the Bald Hills Wind Farm is too noisy and affecting their lives. The 10 neighbours of the farm asked council to investigate their complaint of the wind farm being loud between April and August 2016. Council did and found the wind farm was not excessively noisy, but would not provide the residents with its reasoning for its finding. The residents took the matter to the Supreme Court in a bid to force council to release the reason. Council has since given its reason to the residents but now there is an ongoing dispute about costs. The Star was not given access to council’s reason. The matter is due to return to court for a hearing on September 11. Council is obliged under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 to investigate and remedy nuisances, but the Victorian Planning Minister is the responsible authority for determining compliance with noise conditions of a planning permit for a wind farm. Council urged the residents to complain to Bald Hills Wind Farm or to the minister. Bald Hills Wind Farm introduced an interim curtailment strategy to reduce wind farm noise at night at four test sites where receivers were positioned, after an acoustics study found some concerns with noise. The acoustics study, Bald Hills Wind Farm Assessment of Wind Farm Operational Noise by Marshall Day Acoustics dated December 12, 2016, was commissioned by the wind farm as a condition of its permit. The study involved measuring noise levels at 13 receiver locations neighbouring the wind farm for 18 months. The report found noise levels were below the applicable standard generally, but night time noise limits were marginally exceeded by up to 1.6dB at two properties for a limited range of wind speeds. This led to Marshall Day recommending a noise management strategy be implemented to reduce wind farm noise levels at night and comply with permit levels. A subsequent study by Marshall Day, dated May 19, 2017, found noise mitigation by Bald Hills Wind Farm addressed noise at all bar one property, with only a minor excess of 0.3dB at night with a “very limited wind speed range”. “This level of excess does not represent a subjec-

tively significant change in wind levels perceived by a receiver,” the May report stated and recommended a revised strategy be implemented before the end of May. Noise levels at the property concerned will now be re-measured to determine compliance. Apart from this one property, the study found the wind farm was operating within the noise conditions specified by its planning permit. South Gippsland Shire Council acting CEO Bryan Sword said the legal action against council relates to a request for information pertaining to a complaint investigation. “In my experience similar matters of this nature are normally addressed through a Freedom of Information application, however the legal representatives of the plaintiffs have pursued this matter via an application to the Supreme Court,” he said. “This matter has not been heard by the court. Without prejudice, council has sought to cooperate with this unusual approach by supplying information for the plaintiff’s consideration.” Wind farm manager Matthew Croome did not respond to The Star’s request for comment.

Great entertainers: South Gippsland Shire Brass Band’s Training Band members Hannah Richards and Teagan Denbrock performed at Capeview Mitre 10 in Leongatha on Saturday during Mitre 10’s monster one day sale.

Monster sale at Mitre 10 CUSTOMERS rushed into Capeview Mitre 10 Leongatha on Saturday for the store’s monster one day sale. Inside there were tables jam-packed full of sale items ready for purchase and the store was buzzing with customers rushing around collecting marked down products.

Council backs projects By Tayla Kershaw MORE capital works projects featured in Bass Coast Shire Council’s 2017-18 budget following the recent submissions hearing. Additional projects included undertaking detailed design and costing of the remaining stages of the Cowes Cultural Centre at a cost of $650,000, using $300,000 for upgrades to skate park reserves, funding of up to $110,000 for the Phillip Island Football Netball Clubrooms, $300,000 to support the Wonthaggi Lifesaving Club, and an additional $30,000 to assist the youth hub in Wonthaggi. The 2017-18 budget was officially adopted by council at its meeting in Inverloch last Wednesday. “To be able to support local community groups and balance the books is a great achievement,” deputy mayor Cr Brett Tessari said. Some of the highlights of the budget include the two percent rate cap, a surplus of $3.9 million and continued investment in infrastructure renewal. However, Cr Julian Brown said he also had some reservations about various aspects. “I do have some concerns. Capital expenditure will go up next year, but we will be borrowing $4.32 million. It’s not coming out of our savings as much

as it should,” he said. “Our employee costs are still one of our largest areas of expenditure. I’m not saying we get rid of armies of people, but we all want to see more money put into capital works. Not looking closely at one of our biggest expenditures is irresponsible. “I want to see more spent on infrastructure during my term and I don’t think it can happen in this budget.” Cr Michael Whelan said the employee costs were a necessary expenditure, as long as council services continue to be reviewed. “Of course the employee costs are high, we are a service industry,” he said. “What we need is to review these services to see how we can drive efficiencies, but I reject the point that nothing is being done. Reform has been happening and we need to keep it going to deliver better results. Imposing a regime that would force out masses of people would be unacceptable.” Mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield said the proposed budget continued to address the growing infrastructure renewal gap. “Council has financed a significant element of this additional financial burden by reducing the cost of services, and as a result has responsibly maintained the increase in charges to residents at a reasonable level, whilst maintaining a similar long term borrowing profile,” she said.

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Island car ferry study sets sail Bass Coast Shire Council accepted Earthcheck’s tender at the June Ordinary Meeting, following a

recommendation from the Tender Evaluation Panel. The panel consists of representatives from Bass Coast and Mornington Peninsula shire councils, and from the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources. Bass Coast Mayor and chair of the project steering committee, Cr Pamela Rothfield, said council could now look forward to seeing the completed business case, expected to be delivered by April 2018.

“There are a lot of factors to consider, including of course, an environmental impact study, before a decision is made, and once completed, the business case will address many of these issues,” Cr Rothfield said. The business case is a $250,000 project jointly funded by Regional Development Victoria (RDV), which has contributed $200,000, and Bass Coast and Mornington Peninsula shire councils, which have contributed $25,000 each.

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THE case for a car ferry between Bass Coast and the Mornington Peninsula has progressed, with the contract for the Cowes to Stony Point Car Ferry Infrastructure Business Case awarded to Earthcheck Pty Ltd.

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Soldier’s book reunited with family The book was a publication sponsored by MACKAY family members were presented with a very valuable Charlie Bean and was an anthology of works by soldier for publication. book on Sunday at the Korumburra an Anzac The book purchased by Frederick was copy RSL. number 38 and is a very rate first edition leather

Memorable: family of World War One veterans Don and Frederick MacKay, from left, Luke, Mark, and Jo Elgar, Greg and Fiona Hall and Tim and Geoff Elgar, received Fred’s book from Korumburra RSL researchers on Sunday at the Korumburra RSL hall.

Their ancestors, Don and Frederick Mac- bound copy. Kay, were past veterans of Korumburra. Over the past three years, members of the Korumburra RSL research team discovered information about Don and Frederick. The researchers were presented with Fred’s copy of The Anzac Book, and set out to find his family and return it to them. Frederick was killed in action on August 4, 1916 at Pozieres, France. His only possession to be returned to Korumburra was his book, sent to his father in 1916. His family live in England and during their travels in Australia, they stopped by the Korumburra RSL on Sunday to receive the book. “What the Korumburra RSL have done is incredible and it really means a lot to our Supporting: Korumburra Historical Sofamily,� descendant Jo Elgar said. “It’s so precious to us and we are ex- ciety members Janet Wilson with Dorotremely grateful. We can’t thank them thy and Doug Boston attended the preenough for reaching out to us.� sentation about former veterans Don and

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PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS (Council Agenda Topics only) *Expressions of interest to present are made by accessing the Public Presentation page on Council’s website. Contact 5662 9222 for details. Wednesday 28 June - 10.00am (by COB 23/6) ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING *Register your questions by COB 23 June via the Questions for Council Meeting page on Council’s website. Contact 5662 9222 for details. Wednesday 28 June - Council Chambers, 2.00pm; 1. Notice of Rescission; Special Meeting 24 May 2017 Resolution 59.2 2. Korumburra supermarket development; Engagement Plan for adoption 3. Industrial development in the farming zone 4. Planning application 2016/238; use and development of accommodation and development of outbuildings at 80 Restlee Drive, Nyora 5. Review of Community Grants Program for 2017/18 6. South Gippsland Liquor and Gambling Strategy 2017 7. Mossvale Park event management; 2017/18 fees and charges 8. Policy review; C46 Youth Policy 9. Waste Management Strategy 2016-2021; adoption 10. Road Management Plan 2017; adoption 11. Formalise two new road names in Foster - off Elphicks Rd and Devlin Rd 12. New policy; C68 Public Amenities Policy - community consultation 13. Tender acceptance; RFT/135 provision of HVAC maintenance services 14. Tender acceptance; RFT/140 annual supply of plant hire and cartage contractors 15. Tender acceptance; RFT/141 annual supply of quarry products/road making materials 16. Tender acceptance; RFT/142 provision of concreting services

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Frederick MacKay at the Korumburra RSL on Sunday.

Teen trapped A TEENAGER spent two and a half hours trapped in his car after colliding with a tree at Stony Creek on Friday. The 18 year old male from the local area left the Stony Creek-Dollar Road and hit a tree about 6am. He phoned emergency services, and was attended by police and fire brigades from Fish Creek, Dumbalk and Meeniyan. The driver’s side front wheel was pushed so far back into the footwell that all the metal from the floor was wrapped around the driver’s left foot, resulting in a lengthy extraction.

Motorcyclist hits tree A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to Latrobe Regional Hospital at Traralgon with a leg injury after hitting a fallen tree on Sunday. The accident occurred on the South Gippsland Highway at Koonwarra before 11.30am. Police believe the tree fell across the highway.

Credit card theft POLICE are seeking the public’s help to find a man and woman in relation to the theft of a credit card.

WORKS THIS WEEK Sealed roads maintenance: Whole Shire Zone maintenance: Leongatha, Leongatha South, Toora, Welshpool, Hedley Roadside slashing: Toora, Outtrim, Kongwak, Moyarra. Fish Ck Walkerville Rd, Waratah Streetscape works: Main St, Foster Road reconstruction: King St, Korumburra Endwall replacement & drainage works: McIndoe Park, Leongatha Drainage works: Hudsons Rd, Leongatha Sth Road & drainage upgrades: Anderson St, Leongatha Pre winter unsealed road grading: Nyora, Arawata, Fairbank, Mirboo Nth, Hallston, Nerrena, Mardan, Pound Ck, Tarwin, Meeniyan, Middle Tarwin, Buffalo, Dumbalk, Toora, Turtons Ck Tree trimming: Milford, Fish Ck, Kardella Bus route tree clearing: Grand Ridge Road, Mirboo Nth Drainage maintenance: Melville Ave, Korumburra Culvert works: Gale St, Waratah Bay & Falls Rd, Fish Ck

In May, a stolen credit card was used to make purchases at a Wonthaggi retail store. Any information can be forwarded to Wonthaggi Police Station on 5671 4100 or information could be given anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 and quoting the number 170179218.

Dogs poisoned at Inverloch A DOG has been killed and others have been treated after the deliberate poisoning of beloved pets in Inverloch. Inverloch Police are investigating the poisonings after the dogs ate poisonous baits that appear to be a combination of rat poison and food, tied together. If you have any information or find a bait, immediately contact Inverloch Police Station on 5674 1202 or 000. In the meantime, police urge dog owners to be extra vigilant when walking dogs and to keep a look out for baits that have been laid.

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IGA to offer reception centre

By Brad Lester

THE new $13 million supermarket proposed for Korumburra will include a reception centre catering for up to 100 people facing Commercial Street.

Expansion plans: Dr Sonya Moncrieff (left) discusses her proposal for a new medical centre in Mirboo North with South Gippsland Shire Council deputy mayor Cr Maxine Kiel.

New medical centre flagged for Mirboo North MIRBOO North could receive more health services under a proposal to build a new medical centre in the town. Dr Sonya Moncrieff is proposing to construct new premises to replace the outdated current clinic she operates from and will bring additional practitioners. “We now have two consulting rooms and we have outgrown that, and we are struggling to meet the demands of the community,” she said. Dr Moncrieff has bought a vacant block at 14 Ridgway, next to the Catholic church, and now has a planning permit application for a new premises with South Gippsland Shire Council. The new clinic will have four consulting rooms to cater for general practitioners and allied health professionals such as psychologists, podiatrists, diabetes educators and dietitians. All carparking will be onsite and a private ambulance bay will be included. “This is a 100 percent improvement on where you are working out of now,” deputy mayor Cr Maxine Kiel said. The existing premises could be up to 80 years old and are struggling to meet the demands of the community.

The proposal was listed in Michael’s IGA’s planning permit application for the new Supa IGA store submitted to South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday. “It’s going to be different to anything in South Gippsland,” Michael’s retail consultant Peter Jones told council last Wednesday. The new supermarket will create an extra 20 fulltime equivalent jobs and more than 100 jobs during the construction phase. The supermarket will be built on the corner of Commercial and King streets, on the existing site of Federation Art Gallery, Korumburra library, Korumburra and District Historical Society, and meeting space. These buildings are owned by council and if council decides to sell the buildings to IGA, these facilities will be relocated and the buildings demolished. Nearby houses will be removed to make way for the supermarket carpark of 130 spaces. Shade sails will be fitted in the carpark, and solar panels will be fitted to these sails and the supermarket roof. The total complex will be 3500 square metres, with 3000 square metres being the supermarket and 500 square metres being an office. IGA said at nearly double the size of the existing supermarket in Korumburra, the new development would offer the largest range of any supermarket in the region. “This is a continuing long term commitment by Michael’s Supa IGA to the Korumburra community in line with its expectations and those of the council under its strategic plan for the growth of the town and the region,” store owner Michael Lorenz said. The new store will feature a full line of grocery items plus a range of specialty departments, including an in-house bakery, meat department with ageing rooms for beef, a fresh produce de-

Exciting vision: from left, South Gippsland Shire Councillor Andrew McEwen, general manager of Michael’s IGA Len Morabito, Cr Lorraine Brunt, mayor Cr Ray Argento and Michael’s IGA fresh foods and operations manager Dominic D’Agostino celebrate the submission of a planning permit application to council for the new $13 million supermarket in Korumburra. partment, continental deli and fresh fish department, sushi bar, café area, and a complete liquor department with a range equivalent to that now offered at Michael’s highway liquor store in Leongatha. He said from a profitability perspective it was difficult to “make the financials ‘stack up’ in the immediate future’”. “However I am not all about profit. In 1995, I took a big financial gamble to purchase the Korumburra and Leongatha supermarkets and the towns got behind what we were trying to do with the resurrection of both businesses. We thank for them for their support,” Mr Lorenz said. “So I have decided to move forward with this development regardless of what the ‘numbers’ say, because it is the right thing to do for the future of the town.” The mural now on the front of the art gallery will be repeated on a metal screen on the new building. The existing coal miner statue could be

relocated onsite, at council’s expense. If council approves the supermarket, construction could start almost immediately and be completed within 12 to 15 months. Given the steep nature of the site, extensive cut and fill will be undertaken, with the fill moved to the carpark site to give a level carpark. The roofline of the supermarket will be below the street level of Commercial Street. Michaels has donated just under $1.5 million to the Leongatha and Korumburra communities through its Customer and Community rewards program. Council bought a house at 1 King Street when the property came on the market in 2015, before IGA’s development plans. “Council determines the sale price of land during consideration of the public notice process. This is normally at market valuation,” a council spokesperson said.

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THE Australian Red Cross Blood Service thanks donors from Leongatha for their generosity when the mobile donor centre visited recently. Leongatha and district people gave 290 donations, saving 870 lives. One in three Australians will need blood or a


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blood product in their lifetime, but only one in 30 now donates. The mobile donor centre will next visit Leongatha from Monday, September 25 to October 6, 2017. Please call 13 14 95 to make an appointment or visit for more information. KORUMBURRA musician and teacher Phil Beggs will appear on the Gippsland based internet TV show Live At Spectrum this Sunday, July 3 from 7.30pm. To watch Phil perform, go to, or search for it on Youtube. This professionally produced show airs new episodes on the first Sunday of every month and showcases musicians and events

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from all over Gippsland. A FREE school holiday children’s program will be hosted by the Combined Churches of Korumburra. The popular program for children aged six to 14 will be held on Tuesday, July 4 from 10am to noon in the Anglican Parish Hall, 5 Bridge Street, Korumburra. Come along and enjoy games, music, and art. Permission forms must be filled out on the day or earlier by email. For more information go to: or 5655 1919. All staff have current Working With Children accreditation.

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Milestone reached: Reverend Paul Bauer cuts the birthday cake made and decorated by Sweet Life cake shop in Leongatha to commemorate the 40th birthday of Leongatha Uniting Church.

Church celebrates 40th birthday THE congregation of St Andrew’s Uniting Church, Leongatha celebrated the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Uniting Church in Australia recently. Wonderful speaker: members of the Scots Pioneer Church in Mardan South listened to George Beilby’s inspiring speech about living with autism on Sunday. From left, Shekinah Hart, Hadassah Hart (front), Joshua Hart, Bradley Rooney, speaker George Beilby, Kitrina Beilby and Shelley and John Hermens.

George inspires at Mardan South GEORGE Beilby spoke about his life with autism at Scots Pioneer Church in Mardan South on Sunday. “I talked about how I was bullied during school and how I’ve changed since and the person I am today,” he said. “I spoke about how I coped with it, the best ways to deal with it and how I got through it.” His mother Kitrina Beilby said, “It’s wonderful to see how far he’s come and the man he is today. “We’re all so very proud. He’s changed a lot and grown from an angry young boy into an intelligent young man.”

After the worship service, Reverend Paul Bauer cut the birthday cake at a special morning tea to mark the occasion. Many Uniting churches in South Gippsland held simultaneous celebrations. The Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) was established on June 22, 1977 when most congregations of the Methodist Church of Australasia, about two thirds of the Presbyterian Church of Australia and almost all of the churches of the Congregational Union of Australia came together. The UCA is also the largest non-government provider of community services in Australia. It achieves this through its community services arm, Uniting. This is an umbrella of more than 400 agencies, institutions, and parish missions throughout Australia. Areas of service include aged care, children, youth and family, disability, employment, emergency relief, drug and alcohol, youth homelessness and suicide.

Seniors receive birthday cheers LEONGATHA Senior Citizens Club threw a party of a special kind recently to celebrate the birthdays of members who turn 80 and 90 this year. The club hosted guests Pat Thomas, Louisa Ranke, Elsie Evison and Vera Derrick for luncheon, and they shared the occasion with the 80 members who attended. A lovely birthday cake made by Val Pistrucci was enjoyed by all, as well as the excellent entertainment provided by Allison and Phil Benson. They had hands a clappin’ and feet a tappin’ as they played many of the songs from the seniors’ era. The next monthly meal will be provided by a new caterer and will be a Christmas in July cel-

Birthday milestone: Pat Thomas and Louisa Ranke share cake cutting honours at Leongatha Senior Citizens Club, watched by Elsie Evison and Vera Derrick. The four are turning 80 or 90 this year.

ebration on Friday, July 21. New members are welcome but they need to book in for the meal by phoning 5662 5578. The meal will be followed by entertainment from 1pm to 2.30pm, entry is $3. Friday, July 28 will be the club’s annual general meeting, for which committee nominations will open on June 23. Please join the queue waiting to nominate. The club also hosts an indoor bowls group playing every Monday from 2pm to 3.30pm followed by a cuppa and social chat. No experience necessary, only a willingness to have fun. More information is available from president Topsy Winkler on 5662 5950 or secretary Ian Rasmussen on 5662 5578.

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Animals have Leongatha Sue to thank toasts By Brad Lester SUE Moore is giving wildlife a second chance of living. The Tarwin Lower woman cares for injured and sick animals, sharing her home with such native icons as wombats, possums, koalas and even wedge tailed eagles. Then there’s her husband Mick. When people report an injured animal to Wildlife Victoria, Mrs Moore is one of the carers who will be alerted. She cares for, and releases, about 230 animals a year, joined by colleague Kylie Laing of Venus Bay. “You have got to be committed because it’s like an emergency service. The animal can’t wait on the side of the road for 24 hours,” Mrs Moore said. “In the last six weeks I’ve had eight wombats come through from roadkills. They often have to go off to other shelters because I have not got the space for them.” She’s nurtured a five foot goanna that ate 1.4kg of ox heart a day, and will travel as far as Yarram to collect an animal in need. “Caring for and rehabilitating and releasing the animals is the special reward,” she said. Calls for help can come at all hours of the night and day, but after 11 years in the role, Mrs Moore is aware of the challenges. For eight months she cared for a koala with a maggot-infested shoulder. Four years later he was attacked by dog and had to be put down. “It was devastating to be honest,” Mrs Moore said. One Christmas, having just served lunch, she received a call to rescue a baby echidna. Lunch had to wait. A baby wombat can take two years to rear, with the animal needing to weigh 25kg before being of a suitable size to fend for itself. A baby can weigh as little as 125 grams. Speeding drivers on country roads contribute to the wildlife road toll, as they are taken by surprise by animals on the road and are unable to slow down in time. “If you do the Walkerville road and you’re doing 80 to 90km/h, you can actually pull up in time, so just that 10-20km/h slower makes a difference,” Mr Moore said. By law motorists who hit an animal are required to move it off the road to avoid another motorist colliding with it. Doing so will also reduce the likelihood of a wedge tailed eagle feeding on the roadkill and also becoming a target for cars. While most of her work is voluntary, she welcomes donations and was appreciative of the $5000 grant she received from the Bald Hills Wind Farm Community Fund to turn a former fernery into a shelter. Donors are able to pay credit towards vet bills or offer a petrol voucher, or offer their properties as release sites. Carers undertake training with Wildlife Victoria and Mrs Moore now mentors newcomers to the game. To find out more, contact Mrs Moore on 0429 016 695.

market success THE second Leongatha Farmers market was held on Saturday and market-goers were not deterred by the cold, windy weather. “It went really well and there was a great crowd,” market organiser Julie Curtis said. “We had a fair few new stalls which was good to see, with 25 stalls all together. “Leongatha Secondary College’s brass band played during the morning which was fabulous.” Unique pottery: Heather Grist had a wonderful time on Saturday at the Leongatha The market is held on the fourth Saturday of evFarmers Market selling pot plants with the help of Elly Berryman. Both are from ery month. The next one will be on Saturday, July 22 at the Leongatha. Community College Gippsland’s Leongatha Campus in Howard Street from 8.30am to 1pm.

Keeping warm: Dylan Auddino was Alexia Creative work: Karen Pedretti from Dumbalk North sold a special homemade card Van Delft’s little helper at her soap stall at the to customer Debbie Craig from Leongatha at the Leongatha Farmers Market on Leongatha Farmers Market on Saturday. Saturday.

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Cancer patient says thanks

IN recent weeks there have been numerous reports about individuals and groups hosting Biggest Morning Teas in aid of the Cancer Council. I would like to say a big thank you to all involved, both the organisers and those who supported these events. I really appreciate your efforts. As well as providing services to cancer patients and their families, the Cancer Council funds many research projects. One of these is the Forgotten Cancers Project. This project is all about research into the less common and therefore less well known cancers. Unfortunately many of these cancers are incurable, but despite this they attract less funding than the better known cancers, many of which have a far better survival rate. Multiple Myeloma is one of the forgotten cancers on the list and I have been battling with it for some years now, so I really appreciate the work of those who support fundraising projects for the Cancer Council. Also a huge thank you to all the blood donors. Your willingness to make the time and effort to give blood is appreciated. During my battle I have needed transfusions on numerous occasions and I am always grateful to

those who have given the blood. Without them I would not have survived to this point in time. At a time when the media carries so many stories about the ugly things that are happening in our society, I think we should shine the spotlight on those who are out there quietly doing good and important things. Thank you one and all. Margaret Fox, Boorool.

Airstrip support THE airstrip proposed for 5610 Bass Highway, Inverloch is a community asset. It is my understanding that to access a property, be it by air or ground, a person can construct a suitable private access to that property, that is an airstrip. It appears that Michael and Chris Malone (the proprietors of the airstrip) wish to allow community access to their asset. I believe this is a simply marvellous idea in a great location. It is a very safe airstrip. The location is suitably well away from both towns while being a terrific resource for the area. Local communities will have immediate highway access to a wonderful asset.There is no cost to the community for this innovative idea. With access directly off a long straight piece of highway, Wonthaggi and Inverloch will have air transport close to their doorstep.

E D I T O R I A L Chickens don’t always taste good BROILER farms have been the centre of controversy in rural communities since the dawn of time. Whenever a new farm is proposed, neighbours express concerns about the impact of living next door to sheds full of hundreds of thousands of chickens destined for Sunday lunches. Noise, dust, rodents, visual impact and loss of property value are among the reasons objectors typically cite in opposing such developments. Such is the concern at Wooreen right now, after South Gippsland Shire Council received an application to build a 400,000 bird broiler farm. Council planners are now analysing the application. In South Gippsland Shire, applications for such farming operations are rare and only one – at Stony Creek – comes to mind in recent memory. Such operations are typically the domain of flatter country, such as that around the Mornington Peninsula. The conundrum comes back to the fact that if agricultural operations cannot be built on land zoned rural, then where will they be built? Some people may desire to classify broiler farms as farming on an industrial scale and therefore broiler farms are best suited to industrial estates. However that is hardly going to happen. For one, imagine the cost of buying enough industrial land to accommodate 10 massive sheds, as proposed for Wooreen? It would be prohibitive. Yes, broiler farms are agricultural operations but are far more intensive than the typical dairy and beef operations that currently exist in the Wooreen area, yet purely for planning purposes, are still a form of farming. For that reason alone, it is likely council planners will have little choice – by law – to issue a planning permit for this application, unless the number of objectors warrants the permit application be considered by council, at which point political influences enter the equation. Yet it would be hard for councillors to find a legitimate reason – in planning terms – to not issue a permit. Such cases point to the need for reform in the planning scheme, not just in South Gippsland but across the country – to better recognise the diversity of farming and to ensure appropriate locations for these well in advance of applications being made. That would save developers and neighbours alike a lot of hassle.

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This means visitors and locals will have access to a stunning coastline that only aircraft can provide, as well as the inspiration that flying gives to young and old. My profession is agricultural flying within the Gippsland area. I hear a lot of the traffic on my aircraft radio. Inverloch township is very much an on route navigation point for many flights of light aircraft, I suspect for sight-seeing as much as training? I would forecast not such an increase in air traffic at Inverloch as seems feared. It can only serve to bring more prosperity to the region. Environmental impact on the ground is very minimal from aircraft. My experience with animals and livestock is they soon get used to aircraft noise. I have had many horse owners’ approval, citing the fact that while competing with their horse, and when the unexpected has happened, aircraft or not, they have a more composed animal to manage. Local farmers benefit from easier access to agricultural aircraft from local airstrips. It provides a more efficient service to their needs. Pea farmers have used aircraft in locations within five kilometres of this airstrip on a continual basis, during their growing season, for more than 20 years. A local airstrip allows the aircraft to act within the vital short windows of appropriate weather conditions. Having a local airstrip will ensure the possibility of crucial protection of crops and pastures efficiently. Local airstrips are not used for cleaning and decontaminating agricultural aircraft. This procedure is conducted with the proper facilities at the main base at Leongatha Airstrip. This airstrip can also be used at any time of crisis by the emergency services for the fact it is a purpose built airstrip. Inverloch and Wonthaggi’s economies are funded from tourism and agriculture. It is vital the community and local government support these industries. Those fortunate enough to live within the rural agricultural communities do realise that it is an industrial area and but a few seem to have to be reminded of that fact. Michael and Chris have consulted with immediate neighbours before establishing this airfield, and should be supported for this initiative. Joe McDonald, Super Planes P/L, Leongatha.

Cut 15 council staff AN open letter to South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Ray Argento. We regard council’s continued refusals to provide important details using generalisations as a means to avoid scrutiny and accountability. Many organisations take pride in providing comprehensive financial and operational details to account for the use of scarce ratepayers’ money. We find council is seriously out of touch with such sentiments. Mr Mayor, we hereby request the following information: In printed format handed to us without qualifications: An employee position establishment schedule, by individual position, by hierarchical progression such as by department and directorate, culminating in a total number of employees by position and ultimately, by full time equivalent numbers. Residents and ratepayers must be able to see all available positions, where they are employed, and the overall hierarchy structure. Common sense dictates the community must be able to see any position when required. Why is this not available already? This schedule is also of utmost importance to assist ratepayers to assess and evaluate council’s expenditure in relation to employee costs of $25.8 million. This is a massive expenditure, in particular when compared to an income from rates and charges of $40.9 million. In just five years employee costs have increased by $6 million from $19.7 million to $25.8 million. That averages $1.2 million for each year! We are of the opinion that expenditure of such magnitude, demanding such an enormous impost on the ratepayers, is unjustified and out of all proportion to the operations of the council. Recent discussions by council to reduce the labour force by two fulltime equivalents we regard as absolutely ridiculous and useless. Mr Mayor, our requirement is as follows: an immediate reduction of the labour force by 15 fulltime equivalents. This must include 10 fulltime equivalents in the top heavy area of directors and managerial positions. This must be implemented with a professional reconstruction and re-alignment of all council operations, especially ensuring that contract labour does not increase under any circumstances. This council spends enormous

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amounts of money in areas that are irrelevant to its core business. We regard all expenditure incurred in the provision of services that are provided by others must not be funded by ratepayers and stopped. The remuneration of the position of CEO is out of all proportion with a small base of 19,385 ratable properties and governance of a simple service industry. The listed salary for this position has increased from $130,000 to $310,000, an average increase of $27,500 per year. Such a huge salary acts as a benchmark for the rest of the managerial positions and that is of deep concern. This position is priced out of the market in relation to council’s operations. Mr Mayor, we look forward to positive actions and require that documentation requested is signed by the CEO and countersigned by the mayor as proof of authenticity and a declaration that this is the total amount of the employee payroll establishment as provided. Gus Blaauw, treasurer, South Gippsland Action Group.

Council’s caravan parks debacle IT HAS come to our attention that what were once caravan parks with a full occupancy of yearly rentals contributing a lease rental of some $150,000 per annum to South Gippsland Shire Council’s coffers have now been basically emptied of paying clients. As well as losing this valuable park income, the community has lost the community input from these valuable clients. If we consider these clients also spent around $200 per week for say the 12 weeks of holiday use, then we have lost a further approximately $300,000 from input to local businesses such as the Yanakie store or Foster businesses in the case of the Yanakie Caravan park. If we add to this the council staffing costs of some four staff for the Yanakie Caravan Park at around $100,000 per employee and with little income, then the Yanakie Caravan Park debacle has cost the community in the vicinity of $700,000 per annum. There is little to show at the Yanakie Caravan Park for the supposed massive injection of funds. We consider the same scenario is likely to have been executed at Port Welshpool. It was a similar size and was also trading and providing lease payments to council. That suggests council has cost the community in the order of $1.4 million. This great loss has been hidden from the ratepayers at the

same time as the shire CEO takes a massive pay increase, such that he now earns more than the state premier. Perhaps our only solace is that he has not wasted a billion dollars on a road we don’t have. The Yanakie park mismanagement at Easter resulted in one toilet block being out of action and patrons having to queue for an unreasonable time just to use a convenience. The so-called benefit of removing foreshore trees left the park open and exposed to easterly winds coming across Corner Inlet. The wind blast was so severe that it blew awnings astray and meant patrons left early. Along with the toilet issue patrons were bitterly disappointed and vowing not to return. This council mismanagement is so disastrous that where there was a viable business operating and delivering rental funds to council, in the space of just three years there is no longer a business case for the caravan parks. The income is less than the expenditure and the community is missing out on the other trade. Where council may have been able to set a new lease on a viable business for a substantial sum, the present situation means if council was to now try and lease the business we would have to give it away. In the meantime we the ratepayers now have to carry the operating costs plus the capital expenditure costs for the parks. This total is running at millions. The council does not even issue receipts for payments of thousands of dollars unless they are specifically requested to provide the same. Who at council is going to put their hands up and take ownership of this disastrous management? It is no wonder the CEO will not release the figures. Given that it is hard to see where the large capital sums have been spent and council is not prepared to detail where it has gone, is it any wonder people are querying where the money is going. Is the money being spent at the parks? Councillors, it is time you took a hard look at this festering sore and did your job and controlled the administration - give them the direction to exit post haste and cease entertaining thoughts of taking over Waratah Bay. Is it true there was a petition of 500 plus people seeking to save Waratah Bay Caravan Park? Lindsay Love, secretary, South Gippsland Action Group.

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Cowes centre to host Nature Parks

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LEASING office space in the Cowes Cultural and Community Centre divided councillors at Bass Coast Shire Council’s meeting last week.

SOUTHERN Smiles Dental services now offer state of the art technology at competitive rates.

The office space will be leased to Phillip Island Nature Parks for 10 years, but some residents felt the centre should be used for community purposes only. Cr Les Larke called for all financial transactions with Phillip Island Nature Parks to be removed from the plan. However, council believed the partnerships with Phillip Island Nature Parks would produce benefits. Phillip Island Nature Parks previously stated there wasn’t another suitable location for its office. Cr Michael Whelan said, “It’s going to bring 30 people into the town, so it will have ongoing economic benefit.

Costs divide council EMPLOYEE expenses in Bass Coast Shire Council’s strategic resource plan caused a further riff within council during its recent meeting. Cr Les Larke said he felt the council was too “top heavy:” with an estimated 71.4 staff with managerial responsibilities. “As a team – and I don’t criticise any of our staff as a collective – we have missed an opportunity to transform this organisation by not showing courage to adopt a money saving plan. There could’ve been opportunities to save money for new projects in the community,” he said. Cr Larke tried to make amendments to the strategic resource plan – and subsequently the council plan – but failed. Cr Julian Brown shared concerns about the strategic resource plan, which showed capital works would go up next year but would decrease in the following years. However, Cr Michael Whelan believed no changes should be made to the document, and councillors were given no time to consider Cr Larke’s intentions. “We are talking about sacking people, but who will do the work? We are a service industry. There have been a series of reviews that have contributed to savings, and they are still underway,” he said. Cr Clare Le Serve backed the council plan, commending council on its extensive consultation process. Mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield said council had worked with the community to ensure its feedback had been considered.

The recent purchase of advanced equipment offers patients advanced diagnostics to help plan simple to complex implant treatments. The CEREC machine enables Southern Smiles to provide patients with restorations, including inlays, onlays, crowns, bridges and veneers, in a single visit. Southern Smiles can also take digital impressions and produce surgical guides and other apparatus needed for better, safer, and predictable implantology and orthodontics. Its CAD/CAM solutions include scanning, design, milling/ grinding and sintering/glazing technology, as well as the largest possible variety of materials. Dental implants enable patients who need to replace teeth to live life with the greatest confidence. Southern Smiles innovative solutions span all phases of implant dentistry, from pre-surgical planning through to the final restoration. According to dentist Satish Gaddam planning for implants would often require a visit to a Collins Street dentist but now this can all be done in Leongatha. Ceph x-rays can also be done in Leongatha for orthodontic work. Southern Smiles Dental is a preferred provider for health insurance companies Medibank Private, HCF and BUPA (Foster) but will accept all health insurance company extras.

Latest technology: Dr Satish Gaddam demonstrates the cone beam CT machine on dental receptionist Courtney Dyke. This state of the art machine takes x-rays and 3D images of Dentoalveolar structures for teeth assessment. Right, Cerec machine: this 3D imaging machine assists in making ceramic crowns, saving patients an extra trip to the dentist.

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Teens shave for a cure TWO brave students shaved their heads in the World’s Greatest Shave at Wonthaggi Secondary College last Wednesday. Year 11 student Kiana Courtidis and Year 10 student Liam Peacock inspired the students at the McBride Campus to dig deep, collectively raising $309.80. The donations were shared between the Leukaemia Foundation and the Gilmour family, who have been affected by an extremely rare chromosome disorder. The fundraiser was organised by the Year 11 Student Representative Council, which organised local hairdresser Amy Grieve to come down to the school to shave Kiana and Liam’s heads during lunchtime



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last Wednesday. Other students participated in the fundraiser by wearing casual clothes or colouring their hair. Student Elijah Gemmill provided music during the fundraiser. Wonthaggi Secondary College began hosting World’s Greatest Shave events several years ago for staff affected by cancer, and the tradition has continued with a great amount of support from students.

Wonthaggi’s still growing A REVIEWED structure plan to guide ur- Donation: Year 11 student Kiana Courtidis helped raise money for cancer awareness and ban development in Wonthaggi/Dalyston research by shaving her head at Wonthaggi Secondary College last Wednesday. Her hair was was adopted by Bass Coast Shire Council shaved by hairdresser Amy Grieve. last Wednesday. Mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield said an existing plan was adopted by council in 2008 and the time had come to update the plan. “Since 2008, the opportunities for Wonthaggi as a regional growth centre – as identified by the State Government in Plan Melbourne – have changed, and this needs to be reflected in revised plans,” Cr Rothfield said. “This review has been guided by feedback from a group of community representatives who participated in the Future Wonthaggi Focus Group’s workshop in 2016.” Council will also prepare individual structure plans for Wonthaggi and Dalyston. Cr Clare Le Serve endorsed the separate structure plans. “It makes sense that each town has its own plan. Wonthaggi continues to grow and each town needs a plan to reflect its own needs,” she said. Cr Les Larke said the plans were a great initiative, which will enable great outcomes for the future to be realised. “We will review these plans, but it does need to be recognised that Wonthaggi is becoming a regional hub. These plans will help us understand what the government has in mind for Wonthaggi and Dalyston and bring some action into the towns,” he said.

Courageous: Year 10 student Liam Peacock had his head shaved by classmate Jesse Williams for the World’s Greatest Shave at Wonthaggi Secondary College last Wednesday.







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POSITIVE thinking is essential to overcoming the challenges of life and so is accepting that life is full of hurdles. Beau Vernon was well qualified to provide this advice to teenagers at the Inspiring Young People event at Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club last Tuesday, June 20. The Leongatha Football Club coach became a quadriplegic during a physical clash while playing for the Parrots in 2012. The collision dislocated his neck, rendering him wheelchair bound and upending his life. Beau persevered to gain some movement and credited an optimistic attitude to his progress. “Less positive emotions mean less positive outcomes,” he told the crowd of Wonthaggi Secondary College senior students at the event designed to encourage them to achieve their dreams. Sixty students enjoyed lunch with 20 mentors from across South Gippsland, representing numerous industries, and learned of their career pathways, travel and lifestyle choices, and how they got where they are today. Beau said 80 percent of a person’s typical daily thoughts were negative. “The more we use thoughts, the stronger they become. Try to flip your thoughts around,” he said. “The reality is life is full of ups and downs. It’s not always smooth sailing. “You will fail at different things but don’t let that deter you because each time you fail, you will get better.” Beau encouraged teens to be grateful for what they have to help them through hard times and when challenged, to look at problems from another perspective. After extensive rehabilitation, Beau has earned a university degree, married his teenager sweet-

Go for it: Leongatha Football Club Seniors coach Beau Vernon (front) spoke of the value of positive thinking at the Inspiring Young People event at Wonthaggi last Tuesday, June 20. He is with, from left, mentors paramedic Deb Rielly, builder Stephen Goldberg, hairdresser Jess Harle, Bass Coast Shire Council’s youth planning and policy officer Geraldine Archibald, Karena Kerr of South Gippsland Bass Coast Local Learning and Employment Network, real estate agent Wayne Skate, Wonthaggi Secondary College Year 11 student Will Forsyth and Bass Coast Shire Councillor Julian Brown. heart Lucy with whom he has a daughter, won a national hand cycling competition and surfed using a modified board. Mentor Mick Green of Drift Media spoke about making films, while Watersure’s Julian Tauvry talked about studying and working in South Korea, Russia and Europe. Wayne Skate of PBE Real Estate said he travelled after school before working in landscaping and warehousing, followed by 20 years in real estate. “You have to enjoy yourself because that’s the biggest thing in life,” he said. Tad Hendry told how he retrained as a house designer after working as a carpenter, and now creates sets for the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group. Bass Coast Shire Councillor Julian Brown

spoke of volunteering in South Africa, working in conveyancing in Melbourne, and teaching English in Japan. He now runs a martial arts school in Wonthaggi. Wonthaggi paramedic Deb Rielly told how she battled cancer, has competed in triathlons and helped organised the Keeping Kids on Track fun run. Yet for 10 years she walked with a crutch or walking stick after enduring a knee injury. “My passion is giving back to the community and the buzz you get out of it is priceless,” she said. Mrs Rielly spoke of the value of HOPE: Hard work, Opportunity, Persistence and Effort. The forum was run by South Gippsland Bass Coast Local Learning and Employment Network.

Life to live: from left, Wonthaggi Secondary College Year 11 student Cooper Goodwin, Bass Coast Shire Council’s youth planning and policy officer Geraldine Archibald, Year 12 students Ella McRae and Patricia Sokac, and Year 10 student Cody Cairns at the Inspiring Young People event at Wonthaggi last Tuesday, June 20.

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Council plans for Wonthaggi’s future By Tayla Kershaw BASS Coast Shire Council backed residential growth in north east Wonthaggi at its ordinary meeting last Wednesday. Councillors endorsed the North East Wonthaggi Precinct Structure Plan, which will guide the town’s growth for up to 50 years. The draft plan provides opportunity for 4000 new homes, 8000 new residents and 72 hectares of industrial land, which is expected to create 2940 new jobs. Endorsing the plan was a preliminary move by council. The structure plan will inform the basis of a development contribution plan, and will be viewed by the public before council is expected to make final decisions. Deputy mayor Cr Brett Tessari said he was all for planning for the future, as long as council continued to work with landowners and developers. Cr Clare Le Serve agreed with Cr Tessari, be-

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lieving Landcare should be consulted. “Historically, Wonthaggi has been based on a grid and is known for its wide streetscapes. I think that’s something that should be maintained given Wonthaggi will soon become a regional centre,” she said. “I noticed Landcare was not an agent consulted. I think it’s important it is considered in the consultation as it contributes to the overall greenness of Bass Coast. “The farming zone will also be changed to urban growth zone. I think it is important this is not just about developing subdivisions and we consider the right to farm. The town boundaries are pressing on our farmland right across the shire and I think this should be considered in the planning scheme and controls.” Councillors were assured Landcare would be consulted in the native vegetation precinct plan. Cr Tessari said endorsing the plan would allow council time to be ready when developers come on board, and provides opportunity for council to focus on what residents want to for the area.

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Home care news imminent By Brad Lester THE future of home and community care services in South Gippsland could be known soon. South Gippsland Shire Council is now discussing with healthcare operators how the services – known as HACC – will be delivered in the region, in the wake of State and Federal government changes to the provision of services. Council’s new director of corporate and community services Faith Page said those discussions would consider the best option for the community, with thought given to the needs of clients and staff. “We hope to have an idea of the direction soon,” Ms Page told The Star. HACC services provide domestic and caring support to the elderly and people with disabilities, Fresh start: South Gippsland Shire Council’s new director of corporate and community including meals on wheels, transport to medical

services Faith Page outside the council offices in Leongatha.

appointments, home and personal care, and home maintenance. Bass Coast Shire Council’s general manager healthy communities and governance, David Elder, said the State and Federal governments agreed via the Councils of Australian Governments (COAG) to change the way home and community care services are funded. The Federal Government has responsibility for services for people over 65 and the state under 65. This came into effect in July 2016. People over 65 access their services via a portal called ‘My Aged Care’. People under 65 will still be able to access council services but may transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). NDIS will roll out in October 2017 in Bass Coast. “The next three to five years will bring fundamental change to the way community aged care and disability services are funded and delivered,” Mr Elder said. Advice from the Department of Health and Human Services indicates councils need to address how services may need to be reconfigured, and how to attract new staff and equip existing staff with the skills and knowledge to adapt. “Council has a series of decisions with the first being whether to register as a provider with NDIS. There will be a report to council on this matter at the ordinary meeting in July,” Mr Elder said. Steering the direction of HACC services has been a significant task for Ms Page, who is new to her role. “My head is spinning with the breadth of the portfolio,” she said. “I’m getting to know the people in my team and their capabilities.” With a computing background, she said any new council technology systems could likely be cloudbased, giving the benefit of saving storage space. She comes to council with significant experience in major firms such as Ernst and Young, and Deloitte, in Australia and her native South Africa. After studying computer science and economics, Ms Page joined computing firm IBM in South Africa before having her two sons and then returning to the workforce with Deloitte. She moved to Melbourne with the company and has also worked at its Brisbane office, in financial services and supporting the banking industry. Ms Page and her husband Andrew have moved to a 105 acre beef property at Ryanston, north of Wonthaggi, where they are fattening steers. Their adult sons live in Melbourne and work in building and mechanical engineering. Away from work Ms Page enjoys her farm, family, friends and fitness, and can speak some Afrikaans and German.

Memories needed for Foster flood study PEOPLE are encouraged to attend a community session with South Gippsland Shire Council and Engeny Water Management to share their memories of past flooding events in Foster. Landowners and residents are welcome to speak with Engeny and council staff about any recent or historical flooding events in Foster. Photos and newspaper articles showing how these floods impacted Foster and the Stockyard and Bennison Creek areas will be particularly useful. The session will be held on Tuesday, July 4 at the Foster Community Health Centre from 4pm to 6.30pm. Data collected at the session will assist Engeny by providing a reference for its flood modelling for Stockyard and Bennison creeks. Existing council drainage capacity will also be assessed within the study area. South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Ray Argento urged residents to take part in the session and share their knowledge. “The Foster Flood and Drainage Study will provide necessary information for council to consider any further requirements to mitigate the effects of flooding and to improve drainage in the area,” he said. “We are aware of areas that may be subject to flooding in certain conditions however completing the study ensures we know the severity of potential floods which we can plan for.” Engeny Water Management has previously worked with council staff on the Nyora Flood and Drainage Study and is considered a leader in its field.

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Steel sales continue on SOUTH Gippslanders have a new place to go when they require steel and roofing supplies with a major player about to wind down but a new one starting up. With the pending exit from the steel business of L.J. and N.B Smith Steel Merchants of Pound Creek, proprietor Neil Smith is delighted McRae Engineering will keep selling all steel products from its location at Whitelaw Street in Meeniyan. The iconic steel merchants of Pound Creek

was originally owned by Lorraine and the late Alan Smith and established in 1974 with their son Neil joining the business at age 16 three years later in 1977. In a letter to customers Mr Smith said after 43 years of selling steel and roofing products, he and his mother Lorraine had decided to cease trading. He also advised his customers the news McRae Engineering of Meeniyan had agreed to take on steel and roofing sales when Smiths finish trading this Friday, June 30. “We haven’t taken this decision lightly however the

family decided it was time to cut back on working life and pursue other interests. There was really no next generation to hand the business on to” Mr Smith said. He said he will continue to run his beef farm operation. Shaun McRae, owner of McRae Engineering, along with his wife Melissa has been a customer of Smiths for many years and was delighted to be given the opportunity to take up this aspect of the business. “The supply of steel and roofing will really complement our Meeniyan engineering business as we already

New era: expanding into a new shop in Meeniyan, McRae Engineering has welcomed Russell Thomas, left, to the team. He is pictured with owners Melissa and Shaun McRae and young Codi, three months.

Handover: Shaun McRae, left, of McRae Engineering thanks Neil Smith of LJ and NB Smith Steel Merchants for entrusting him with taking on new steel and roofing sales for South Gippsland.

undertake structural steel and general fabrication work,” Mr McRae said. For its part McRae Engineering has welcomed former Smith’s employee Russell Thomas who will take on all of the steel part of the business. Anything sold at Smiths will be sold from McRae Engineering including roof-

ing iron, iron guttering, flashing and accessories, Colorbond roofing, galvanized pipes, structural steel and beams. Product can be delivered on site to the purchaser or smaller lots collected from the store. The McRaes have purchased a truck to facilitate the deliveries. Mr McRae has also

taken over and renovated the front of his building that formerly housed the Meeniyan Opportunity Shop, which has relocated across the road. The plan is to stock trailer and welding supplies and bolts, amongst other things. “The front of the shop we envisage will house many of the supplies builders and

tradies require which might include hardware as well. We will rely on their input and hope to supply the region with anything needed,” Mr McRae said. “I think it is great for our South Gippsland economy and jobs in the area that we can continue this industry and allow customers to purchase within their area.

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Bank backs Corner Inlet COMMUNITY groups in the Promontory District received grants as part of the Promontory Community Grants Program last Tuesday, June 20.

Servicing Dumbalk: Bev Hanley and Joy Dyson of the Dumbalk and District Progress Association with Karen Dorling of the Toora and Foster Community Bank branches of the Bendigo Bank. The association received $1250 towards office furniture for consulting suites.

Sounding sweet: Sandy Point Music Club’s David Iser, and Robert and Janine Nicholson with Rebecca Parker of the Toora and Foster Community Bank branches of the Bendigo Bank. The club received $1536 towards a portable stage.

Copy that: Eddie Fowler, Maddie Mason and Lynda Razinger of Welshpool Advisory Group with Sharon Demaria of the Toora and Foster Community Bank branches of the Bendigo Bank. The group received $2000 for a new photocopier for the Welshpool Rural Transaction Centre.

Llew Vale, director of Promontory District Finance Group Ltd, the company which operates the Toora and Foster Community Bank branches of the Bendigo Bank, said the grants would be used to carry out improvements and projects that would benefit the entire community. Grant recipients include: • Sandy Point Music Club – portable stage, $1536; • Fish Creek Community Garden – irrigation system for Buckley Park Farm, $500; • Manna Gum Community Centre – fire pit for event and ceremony area, $550; • Port Franklin Hall Committee – curtain replacement, $600; • Dumbalk and District Progress Association – office furniture for consulting suites, $1250; • Welshpool Advisory Group – new photocopier for Welshpool Rural Transaction Centre, $2000; and • Toora Cricket Club – new cricket pitch and cover, $3836. Since opening in 1999, the Toora and Foster Community Bank branches has returned more than $929,598 into the community. “We were very impressed with the quality of applications received and are delighted to be able to support a range of projects, many of which may not have been financially viable without the support of our Community Bank branch,” Mr Vale said. “We are very close to putting over $1 million back into our community. We will exceed this milestone in the next financial year and plan to invite the entire Promontory District to celebrate with us, so watch this space to see who receives the grant that ‘tips us over’.” Administered by Community Enterprise Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, the inaugural Promontory Community Grants Program received a large number of applications from organisations seeking funding for projects. “The partnership with the foundation enables local community organisations to share in our success,” Mr Vale said. “We aim to support accessible and valued community services and partnerships leading change which strengthen and unite our community.” More than 313 Community Bank branches across Australia have returned $165 million to support local communities.

Cosy setting: Janne McPhie (left) of Manna Gum Community Garden at Foster with Terri Bohn of the Toora and Foster Community Bank branches of the Bendigo Bank. The garden received $550 to build a fire pit for an event and ceremony area.

Revealing addition: Merryn Cripps and Janne McPhie of Port Franklin Hall with Michelle Walker of the Toora and Foster Community Bank branches of the Bendigo Bank. The hall received $600 towards replacing curtains.

Batter up: Andrew Pattie and Shane Corrie of Toora Cricket Club with Tara Holier of the Toora and Foster Community Bank branches of the Bendigo Bank. The club received $3836 to replace a cricket pitch and cover.

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Firies, gym raise $800 to fight mental illness RUBY CFA firefighters Michael Guest, Aaron Perks and Darren Hardacre are training to complete the Melbourne Firefighters Stair climb on September 2.

In it together: Ruby CFA’s Aaron Perks and Captain Koala recover from a training session at Voyage Fitness, Leongatha.

They will climb 28 flights of stairs wearing an extra 25kg of full structural firefighting gear and breathing apparatus. The charity event for firefighters aims to raise $500,000 to improve support services, fund research, remove stigmas and raise awareness of mental health issues like depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and suicide, especially for those within the emergency service and defence communities. “We have been training with the crew from Voyage Fitness Leongatha since March, and Mel Meade and her crew just wanted to help

out, so they organised a fundraising training season which was supported by their members,” brigade captain Michael Guest said. Fifty members participated in two spin and HIIT classes with a children’s Gecko class organised for the younger members. Captain Koala also made an appearance and trained with the younger members. “It was fantastic to see so many people down here supporting us, giving us a hand with our training and having a great time and to raise $800, what a great effort,” Mr Hardacre said. If you would like to donate please go to donate to team CFA - Ruby or to Michael Guest, Aaron Perks or Darren Hardacre.

Two wheeled fun: from left, Ruby CFA members Darren Hardacre, Michael Guest and Aaron Perks with the spin class at Voyage Fitness in Leongatha, ahead of their stair climb fundraiser on September 2.

Hunt is on for top businesses THE search is on again to find businesses excelling in Bass Coast as part of Bass Coast Shire Council’s 2017 Business Awards. Entries into the awards are now open, and close on Monday, July 3, at 5pm – so there’s still time to enter. Mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield said businesses can enter the judged awards or get involved in the people’s choice awards. “We have so many fantastic businesses in Bass Coast, both big and small,” she said. “The Bass Coast Business Awards are the perfect opportunity to recognise and reflect on what your business does best, or a chance to nominate a business that you believe has gone above and beyond when it comes to great customer service.” There are six categories in the judged

awards: business excellence zero to five employees; business excellence six or more employees; marketing and promotion; new business; environment and sustainability; and good access is good business. There is also a people’s choice section of the awards, which means customers vote for the business in Bass Coast they believe provides the best products and services. People’s choice voting also closes on Monday, July 3. Winners will be announced at the awards presentation dinner on Friday, August 11, at Inverloch. You can find out more information on the 2017 Bass Coast Business Awards at or contact council’s business development office.

Mayor’s message Cr Ray Argento THIS week we’ve had a chance to have a look at the results of the community satisfaction survey undertaken by the State Government earlier this year. It is disappointing to see we have dropped a number of points in certain areas. Council will need to work hard to ensure we make the sort of changes that show the community we have learnt from these results. The surveys are conducted around February each year across all councils in Victoria. Although the newly elected council had only been in place for a few months at the time the survey was taken, we must nevertheless take responsibility for its outcome and results. Our council is resolute in endeavouring to turn these results around over our term. Our survey results showed the biggest increase was in the area of Overall Council Direction, which was up eight percent. Sealed Local Roads also fared well with an increase of six percent, however it must be noted that it was coming off a low base of 30 percent. It remains our lowest area, but there are a couple of issues to note. One is that people don’t always know whether they’re driving on a council road or a VicRoads road. The other is that our road network requires constant improvement and maintenance given our weather. These are not excuses though and we will

work to do better. Our area of best performance was Customer Service, although it did fall a little this year. Interestingly, 43 percent of the people who responded to this question had had no contact with council in the previous 12 months. This suggests to me that we require a much better way to capture this data, to better reflect the areas that may require greater attention. With council meeting this week to consider the plan for our four-year term, I think these survey results are a timely reminder that we have an opportunity ahead of us. Financially we are in good shape, and the organisation is well equipped to assist councillors achieve great things for the people of South Gippsland. Whilst there is always those who will talk down our region and shire and often always appear to have dark clouds above them, it is important to remember South Gippsland is the most blessed region in Australia. We have the most scenic vistas, low unemployment rates and highly efficient, clean, green farmers who are the envy of the world. Talking up our region and our capability is more important now than ever before with a number of large projects earmarked for our region resting on their acceptance in the community.

Truck thrills: from left, St Laurence’s Primary School students, Nimiya, Amber, Ryan, Ciara, John, Sid, Lincoln, Kayden, Baley, Diesel, Lukah, Annabel, Olivia, Zara, Mikayla and Finn learnt about how a fire brigade works when Ruby CFA’s Darren Hardacre visited on Thursday.

Children learn fire safety MEMBERS of the Ruby CFA Darren Hardacre, Michel Guest and JJ Edmondson visited students at St Laurence’s Primary School in Leongatha last Thursday. Ruby fire fighters demonstrated the use of fire extinguishers and special equipment. The brigade’s Darren Hardacre explained fire safety procedures and taught students how to ‘stop, drop and roll’. “I wish I could do this every day of my life,” student Sid said.

CFA fun: St Laurence’s Primary School students Amelia and Rachel borrowed the Ruby CFA members’ gear on Thursday.

Go, go, go: St Laurence’s Primary School students Lily, Amelia and Lacey practiced crawling underneath the Ruby CFA fire blanket on Thursday.

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Family show: Lyric Theatre’s production of Hairspray is being directed by Louise Adkins, while her daughters Rachel (left), Sophie (right), and Katie are also involved in the show.

Hairspray a true family show INVERLOCH’S Louise Adkins has made her directing debut with the Lyric Theatre production of Hairspray, set to hit the stage of Mesley Hall in Leongatha from Friday, July 7. Louise has been involved with the theatre group for the past eight years. It all began when her twin daughters auditioned for West Side Story and she tagged along and helped sew costumes. “I have enjoyed helping backstage for many shows and have had some onstage time too,” she said. The idea to direct something had been in Louise’s mind for a few years and when Hairspray became an option she couldn’t say no. “Hairspray was something I felt I knew so well and could clearly see a vision of the show, and the chance to show off a style of dancing that is structured and classic,” she said. “When you run a dance school you use various types of music, but musical theatre songs always become favourites to choreograph.” When the Hairspray movie came out, Louise’s three daughters fell in love with Zac Efron and the dancing in the film. “We watched it together so many times. It’s such a toe tapping, fun, feel good show. We saw the Melbourne stage version twice,” Louise said. Despite knowing the story of Hairspray inside out, directing her first show hasn’t come without its challenges. Louise said the confined space of the stage at Mesley Hall, together with large cast dance numbers, has created some issues. She said it has challenged her to be

more creative to get the best effect in a small space. “Choreography, costumes, stage planning and visual presentation were all skills I used when putting on dance concerts, but there are so many more elements to putting together a production of this size,” she said. “You need to have so much thought out and then there is always something else you get asked about.” Louise said directing the show has been made enjoyable by the amazing cast that has come together for the show. “Every warm up has energy and fun. The cast has taken on board everything we have thrown at it,” she said. “Lots of people have grown and improved the skill level to perform. It’s a rewarding time to watch the theatre family come together.” Louise is not the only member of her family involved in Hairspray, her daughters Rachel, Sophie and Katie are all in the show as well. “I couldn’t imagine doing this show without them. Our passion is equal and we are all committed to make this a show to remember,” she said. “I am very proud of the originality that Rachel and Sophie have put into the choreography and their patience and leadership to teach everyone. “Katie as dance captain has also spent many hours - teaching and helping others. I have seen all of them grow and contribute so much to this show and they also have a great eye for detail.” Louise’s foray into directing may continue in the future, with a few more fun shows “that might entice me to direct again”. “But for now, I am very happy to enjoy this experience,” she said.

Red hot: Kiarna Smith, Rachel Adkins and Sophie Adkins are the Dynamites and Bruce Grainger is Mr Pinky in the Lyric Theatre production of Hairspray. Photo courtesy of Mark Drury.

Audiences will love Hairspray By Lyric Theatre president Peter Western LEONGATHA Lyric Theatre’s tradition of high quality, colourful and spectacular musicals is continuing with the imminent production of Hairspray. We are welcoming Louise Adkins as first time director for Lyric. Louise and her daughters Rachel, Sophie and Katie make a dynamic and talented team, directing and choreographing the show. They have also performed in several Lyric shows in recent years. Their combined skills have been very evident at rehearsals. You can look forward to a great night’s entertainment. We also welcome a new musical director, Alasdair Campbell. Alasdair has performed in many orchestras both for Lyric and professionally in Melbourne and has his Hairspray musicians moulded into a most im-

• Lyric Theatre president Peter Western. pressive orchestra. Production of a musical requires a big range of talents; obviously performance, but also much behind the scenes work. Then there is designing and building the set, designing and sewing the costumes, working as rehearsal coaches and many organisational

roles including publicity, ticketing and hair, a huge job this time, and so on it goes. For each on-stage performer there will be two to three people involved behind the scenes. On behalf of all patrons and the Lyric committee, I want to thank you all for your dedication and valuable input into Hairspray. Over the past few years we have been working to improve the presentation of our shows in Mesley Hall. It takes an immense amount of work to convert Mesley from a school hall into a very presentable performing arts centre for the two weeks of each production. Over the past three years we have invested nearly $100,000 of our finances into new seating, carpet and new curtains and we are proud to now offer our patrons a comfortable and enjoyable night’s entertainment. After our spectacular and sold out production of Mary Poppins last year, you can expect a repeat with Hairspray. I look forward to seeing you all there.

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Get ready to dance and sing really is a woman in love. The songs in the musical include 1960s dance music and rhythm and blues. The costumes and hair make for a particularly visually appealing and vibrant production. There are more than 40 amazing wigs made by award winning stylist Trent Ashley from Tamed in Frankston. Trent made the wigs for the professional productions of Wicked, Cats and Hairspray musicals in Melbourne and Sydney. Once Tracy makes it onto The Corny Collins Show, hosted by Corny Collins (John Molden), she subsequently campaigns for its integration. We are introduced to Motormouth Maybelle (Nicole Cooper), an R&B record producer and the mother of Little Inez (Shontelle O’Connor) and Seaweed J Stubbs (Jaive McEwan). Audiences will enjoy Nicole’s performances of the numbers Big, Blonde and Beautiful, and I Know Where I’ve Been. Hairspray is lots of fun with great music and dancing, but it also has an important underlying message about tolerance. So many are familiar with the movie and soundtrack and will be singing and grooving along with the cast. It’s going to be a great show.

Hair and all: Yasmine Watsford, Brad Boucher, Katelyn Adkins and Melita Tough will play Tracy Turnblad, Edna Turnblad, Amber Von Tussle and Velma Von Tussle in a clash of the classes in Lyric Theatre’s production of Hairspray next month. Photo courtesy of Mark Drury.

Right, Pretty penny: Olivia Winchcombe plays Penny Pingleton in Lyric Theatre’s production of Hairspray. Photo courtesy of Mark Drury.

Left, Big star: Yasmine Watsford plays the leading role of Tracy Turnblad in the Lyric Theatre production of Hairspray, which opens at Mesley Hall in Leongatha on Friday, July 7. Photo courtesy of Mark Drury.





Set in 1962, in the American city of Baltimore, the story follows plump teenager Tracy Turnblad (Yasmine Watsford) and her dream to dance on The Corny Collins Show. Yasmine captures the vivaciousness and bounce of her character, whose unbridled excitement over Link Larkin

(Lachie Moore), music and dancing, steels her against the snide comments about her hair and girth. Tracy’s bright charm and unflinching willingness to keep smiling will win the audience over, but the real comedic star of the show is her mother, Edna Turnblad (Brad Boucher). This role has traditionally had a man playing a woman to great effect and Brad does an equally convincing performance. Look out for Edna’s number You’re Timeless to Me and you’ll have no doubt she


THE Lyric Theatre will present the all signing, all dancing Hairspray to audiences from Friday, July 7 at Leongatha’s Mesley Hall.

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Producers grow together PRODUCE businesses and people from across South Gippsland and Bass Coast united last Tuesday, June 20, for the Southern Gippsland Local Food Event

in Korumburra. The event was attended by more than 170 people at the Masonic Centre. Twelve growers, producers and businesses in the region shared their stories that ranged from

Sharing ideas: from left, Kaelene Shervell with presenters Jo McLeay, Amelia Bright and Sally Ruljancich at the Southern Gippsland Local Food Event in Korumburra.

large to backyard vegetable and fruit growers, community enterprises, producers of lamb, beef, pork and small goods, bread, eggs, olive oil and dairy products, and representatives of Grow Lightly’s food hub at Korumburra. The event aimed to bring together growers, makers, eaters and sellers to exchange stories and develop opportunities for growth in the local food sector. People gained insights into how they can access local food, or work with other businesses, or just get started. “South Gippsland and Bass Coast are fantastic places to grow produce,” Grow Lightly representative Gil Freeman said. “If consumers want fresh and clean food they can purchase from local producers, whereas if you’re buying from large companies you might not always get that. “It’s been great seeing the community come together to support each other like this.” Guest speaker Bruce Pascoe, author of Dark Emu, Black Seeds, was a highlight. “Everyone was enthralled as Bruce told of the amazing traditional farming practices and achievements of Australia’s Indigenous peoples,” Grow Lightly’s Meredith Freeman said. “He also told how this amazing history has been suppressed and ignored, and how we need to learn more about this story.” An abundance of fresh local food was provided for morning tea and lunch. “We were reminded of the food swaps, farmers markets, community gardens, shops and cafes already highlighting local food, and many took the opportunity to put forward their own ideas about

how local food could be made to work in Southern Gippsland,” Mrs Freeman said. “It became clear this was just the start of many more initiatives in local food. We could all envisage many enterprises, groups and individuals working together to build this important component of the South Gippsland economy and bring truly nutritious and tasty foods to all who live locally.” Other speakers were South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Ray Argento and Cr Andrew McEwen. The event was supported by Grow Lightly, the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, Southern Gippsland Food Map, Sustainability Gippsland and the Local Food Network through funding from the South Gippsland and Bass Coast shire councils and the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. For more information about this event and more about making Local food Work, visit www. to register your interest.

Develop understanding: Lucy Evangelista and Iznaya Kannedy caught up at the Southern Gippsland Local Food Event in Korumburra on Tuesday, June 20. They gained an insight into local produce growers and businesses.

Supportive group: guest speaker Bruce Pascoe and Grow Lightly representative Meredith Freeman were inspired by the Southern Gippsland Local Food Event in Korumburra on Tuesday, June 20.

Funding to boost sheds MEN’S sheds are always looking for new tools and equipment to add to their collections. Round 15 of the Nationals Shed Development Program is now open for applications until July 7 for grants up to $10,000. The Federal Government has committed $800,000 in 2017-18 to allow men’s shed groups to apply for funding to maintain their shed, buy new tools or equipment, engage in training or start new projects. Applications close July 7 and can be made at

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Rotary services Leongatha LEONGATHA Rotarians have made a mark on the communities of South Gippsland and beyond in the past 12 months.

Leading the way: from left, the new board of the Rotary Club of Leongatha, public relations director Alan Steenholdt, youth director Mary Dortmans, secretary Michael Hogan, president Sue Dutton, Foundation director David Panther, treasurer Chris McDonald, president elect Jeremy Curtis, immediate past president Don Bruce and community services director Andrew Debenham. Absent: membership director Michael Holloway.

Max says goodbye HE may have only been in Australia for a few weeks and had a limited grasp of English, but that did not stop Rotary exchange student Max Sutterluety from taking to the stage. The teenager appeared in Lyric Theatre’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream and his performance resulted in a Gippsland Associated Theatre award. Max will leave Australia for his hometown of Egg, Austria, on July 7. “Max has brought an international flair to the club and I know his Aussie experience will have a lasting impression on him for the rest of his life,” outgoing club president Don Bruce said at the club’s changeover meeting on Monday, June 19. The 17 year old studied years 10 and 11 at Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College in Leongatha, and made new friends, played new sports and even partnered a girl for her debut. He took part in the Ride to Conference in Tasmania, riding 100km each day for five days, and met other exchanges during this trip and also a tour to central Australia and Queensland. “I really liked the beach because Austria is landlocked and I also like how big Australia is,” Max said. “I’ve really enjoyed my year. My English has improved a lot.” Host families to open their homes to Max during his stay were: Sue, Sarah and Harrison Fleming and Trevor Walder; Frank and Louisa Keily and children Luke, Hannah and Bridget; Adam and Jenny Nielsen and their young family;

The club has dispersed funds to many groups and causes, ranging from motor neurone disease and Australian Vietnam Volunteers, to Leongatha Basketball Club, the Lennie Gwyther statue proposed for Leongatha, Woorayl Lodge and Lyric Theatre. Rotarians staged the successful Show’n’Shine motoring event and art show, and the club’s music trivia night was a highlight of Leongatha’s social calendar. Outgoing club president Don Bruce paid tribute to the dedication of his board and fellow club members at the club’s changeover dinner at Woorayl Golf Club, Leongatha, on Monday, June 19. “I feel confident the contributions made by all members of the club have allowed our club to remain a strong and vibrant club, serving humanity in a variety of ways,” he said. The 40th art show attracted 448 entries with a total value of $273,746 The show sold $6599 worth of art and made a profit of around $9000. With Rotary now celebrating 100 years of Rotary Foundation, the club’s foundation director David Panther organised events to raise funds for the foundation, largely known for its efforts to attempt to eradicate polio. Among those events were a community shopping night, a firewood working bee, a pizza and wine evening, and a movie night. Youth director Mary Dortmans oversaw an extensive program, including exchange student Max Sutterluety from Austria, and Pia Westaway and Ciara Ryan learning about international politics at the MUNA (Model United Nations Assembly) Conference at Phillip Island. The club also supported students from

Leongatha Primary School to present their fire disaster emergency pack at the Natural Disasters Youth Summit in Japan. Leongatha Secondary College won the club’s Ross Pearson Memorial Award after two quality debate nights. Leongatha Football Club coach Beau Vernon addressed a joint meeting of the Leongatha, Korumburra and Inverloch Rotary clubs, and Leongatha Rotarians also heard from Dr Chris Perry about his work with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Rotarians and their partners attended the 9820 district conference in Hobart, Tasmania, with some taking part in a bike ride in the lead-up to the event. “We had some great guest speakers, learnt a lot about Rotary, had a ball on Saturday night and had some great fellowship,” Mr Bruce said. Leongatha Rotary’s message is reaching around the world, with Facebook post likes from as far as Europe, the United States of America, India and Brazil. The club now has 41 members after welcoming three new members in the past 12 months: Lindsay Murphy, Leo Argento and Peter Charles. Steve Riley was inducted into the club last night (Monday, June 26). The club’s new president is Sue Dutton, who said the club would again hold a trivia night, art show and Show’n’Shine, and continue to help with meals on wheels and the breakfast club at Leongatha Primary School. She also aims to organise a forum about the drug ice, with a focus on helping the families of ice users to access support. Her board is secretary Michael Hogan, treasurer Chris McDonald, immediate past president Don Bruce, president elect Jeremy Curtis, Foundation director David Panther, community services director Andrew Debenham, public relations director Alan Steenholdt, youth director Mary Dortmans and membership director Michael Holloway.

Major honour: Stuart Evans (centre) is congratulated on being made a Paul Harris Fellow by incoming Rotary Club of Leongatha president Sue Dutton and outgoing president Don Bruce. Farewell Australia: Austrian exchange student Max Sutterluety with Leongatha Rotary Club’s director of youth services, Mary Dortmans, at the club’s changeover dinner recently.

Homeward bound: Leongatha Rotary Club’s exchange student Max Sutterluety is returning home to his village of Egg, Austria. and the Steenholdt family of Alan, Meg and children Bella, Hattie, Pip and Elsie.

Outbound Leongatha Rotary exchange students were Hattie Steenholdt,

who visited Denmark, and Cleo Davidson, who stayed in the Netherlands.

Stuart Evans honoured STUART Evans was bestowed with a prestigious award in recognition of his contribution to the Rotary Club of Leongatha, on Monday, June 19. He was named a Paul Harris Fellow and follows in the footsteps of his father Reg Evans, who received the award from the club in 1991-92. “It’s certainly very humbling to be honoured with this,” Mr Evans junior said. “Rotary is a fantastic club because you meet a lot of people and I’ve enjoyed every moment of it. “You only get back what you put into it.” Mr Evans joined the Rotary Club of Leongatha in October 2000 and has been an active member for the past 17 years. Soon after joining, he became treasurer of the club from 2002 to 2005, and served on the club board for seven terms as treasurer, president and at other times. During his term as president in 200607, Mr Evans initiated the commencement of the club’s Show and Shine motoring expo, which has grow into a magnificent community event and a valued fundraiser for our club.

“We are all proud of the Show’n’Shine, and Stuart should be commended for his work in getting it started and his ongoing commitment to the smooth running of the event,” outgoing club president Don Bruce said. Mr Evans became involved with the Ride to Conference in 2006, and has ridden in several events and been a part of the ride committee. “He also takes time to drive a support vehicle and has sponsored the ride with fuel vouchers and drinks,” Mr Bruce said. Through his company Evans Petroleum, Mr Evans has been an incredible financial supporter of the Leongatha Rotary Club. “He’s been a major sponsor of the art show for as long as I can remember, and a major sponsor of the Show’n’Shine since its inception, and always supplies fuel vouchers and financial support for any other club fundraiser that is organised,” Mr Bruce said. “For the last couple of years, Stuart has also been responsible for our weekly meeting attendances and apologies.” Mr Evans is now involved in delivering meals on wheels, selling raffle tickets and supplies his log splitter at woodchops.

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The Good Life

Your LOCAL guide to Art and Entertainment

Stepping back: children will enjoy taking part in traditional bush skills at Heritage Craft Learn a new skill: discover how to make damper at the Heritage Craft Day at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, Korumburra, on Sunday, August 6. Day at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, Korumburra, on Sunday, August 6.

Relive the magic of the past COAL Creek Community Park and Museum at Korumburra is holding its third Heritage Craft Day on Sunday, August 6. On the same day, Coal Creek is launching its inaugural Beard Festival. There will be competitions and prizes for the best moustache, and partial and full beard. If

you’re lucky, you might get your beard trimmed, oiled and styled. Coal Creek volunteers and stallholders will be hosting a range of demonstrations and selling their goods. Ride the steam train locomotive at $10 per person, watch blacksmithing, see the spinners and fibre arts group, enjoy the Magic Lantern Show and watch demonstrations of bush skills.

Explore the print room and see stone working, cricket bat making, decorative plastering and wet plate photography. Leongatha Medieval Society members will demonstrate arrow fletching, leatherworking and chainmail making, and there will be inspired giftware by Loose Designs. Keep an eye on Coal Creek’s website and Facebook page for more announcements in the coming weeks. Food and coffee vendors will be offering tasty delights, and there will be beautiful music in the rotunda by Sky’s Violin. Bring everyone you know and experience Coal Creek Community Park and Museum in full bloom. The park is on the South Gippsland Highway at Korumburra and entry is free.

Rail trip: take a ride on the steam train at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, Korumburra, during Heritage Craft Day on Sunday, August 6.

Come along: the Rotary Club of Leongatha is now taking entries for its 41st Annual Arts Prom Country, Art and Photography Show. Shelley McDermott, judge of last year’s show, chose Tangerine as best in the show.

Art show seeks entries THE Annual Arts Prom Country, Art and Photography Show will return to Leongatha in September. The event will held from September 1 to 3 at Mesley Hall, corner Ogilvy and Horn streets, Leongatha. This highly successful show is in its 41st year and is organised by the Rotary Club of Leongatha. Mark your diary for Friday, September 1, the opening night for this year’s show, starting at 8pm. Cost is $20 and includes finger food and drinks, while entered artists are free. Tickets for the opening can be purchased at the door. The show is on the same weekend as the popular Leongatha Daffodil festival, now in its 61st year, so it will be a major weekend for the region. On the Saturday there will also be a street market, entertainment and car display. Don’t miss these excellent family events. The organisers are now accepting entries for this year’s show until August 11. Apart from the opportunity to display your work to an interested audience, the show has had a great record of

buyers over its long history. The show attracts more than 450 entries from artists and photographers from across Gippsland, Melbourne, regional Victoria and interstate. New and established artists of all ages are welcome to enter and prizes totalling more than $6000 which include awards for various mediums, photography, 3D (e.g. sculpture), junior sections and All Abilities section are presented on opening night. More information can be found on the website Art show chairman Harry Leggett said there would be a major raffle prize – a magnificent oil painting by a previous winner of the show. The raffle and other money made during the event go towards many worthy local charities and services. The opening hours of the show are 1pm to 5pm Friday, September 1 (official opening at 8pm); 10am to 6.30pm, Saturday, September 2 and 10am to 3pm, Sunday, September 3. Entry to the show is $5 per person.

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Service remains key to business BUSINESS leaders from Leongatha and district discussed the value of customer service at the recent Marketing for Momentum seminars.

Talking business: from left, Cr Meg Edwards, Margaret Denbrok (Mar- Business boost: from left, Jan Ferrier (So Me), Leah Meulendijks (Leongie’s Healing Retreat) and Satish Gaddam (Southern Smiles) caught up at gatha Optometrists) and Kristy Wall (Phone Rite) participated in the MarThe Star’s marketing seminars recently. keting for Momentum seminar in Leongatha recently.

Guest speaker Damian Morgan stressed the need to not only offer good service but revolutionary service. “Customers need to be treated so well by a business that it’s almost a WOW factor,” he said. Advertising manager Joy Morgan said the feedback from the seminars had been amazing and thanked everyone who came along. The Star, which sponsored the seminars, hope those who couldn’t make it this year will attend next year’s sessions.

• Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Lennie statue date confirmed THE official opening of the Lennie Gwyther statue has been confirmed as Saturday, October 14. The monument featuring a replica of Lennie Gwyther and his steed Ginger Mick will be erected on the South Gippsland Highway in Leongatha near Rotary Park and roadside stop. Aged nine, Lennie rode 1000 kilometres to Sydney in 1932 to witness the opening of the Sydney Harbour bridge. The project is under the auspices of the Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and is beRemarkable: aged nine, Lennie Gwyther rode 1000 kilometres to Sydney in ing supported by South Gippsland 1932 to witness the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Shire Council, local businesses,

service clubs and community groups. Money was also received from the Federal Government after approaches to local Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent. Chamber member Peter Watchorn confirmed the date, thanking the community for its support in the $50,000 project. “There are a few things left but the statue is nearly finished and we are organising an appropriate plaque to go with the statue,” Mr Watchorn said. “We are currently looking at the invitations but many of the Gwyther family will be attending along with civic leaders.” Final arrangements will be made when the Leongatha Cham-

ber of Commerce meets for its annual general meeting on Monday, July 3 with a dinner meeting at Bair’s Hotel from 6pm. Another exciting thing to discuss includes a huge Leongatha Daffodil Festival, featuring a carnival and street market. The Chamber is currently in negotiations to have Bair Street closed off for the Saturday of the festival to facilitate these extra events. Any Leongatha business interested in getting along to the meeting can call president Brenton Williams on 0433 033 347 or secretary/treasurer Emma Smith on 0419 689 217.

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Community set for engaging success MORE than 30 people attended the South Gippsland Community Engagement

to strengthen the skills of volunteers and community groups that influence the liveability of South Gippsland.

Conference at the Salvation Army Centre, Leongatha recently. The conference aimed

Children, start drawing LEONGATHA and Korumburra primary school students have the opportunity to submit drawings to mark safe routes for the Walk to School Program this year. The best two designs will be made into stickers that will be stuck to footpaths in Leongatha and Korumburra this October. Drawings will need to: • take up an A5 size paper (half an A4); • use clear bold colours, as pale colours may not print well; and • include your name, school, grade and a contact number on the back of the drawing. Winning artists will receive copies of their artwork as a sticker, an insulated water bottle, a feature in the local paper and their artwork stuck to our footpaths for October 2017. Drawings can be submitted to the student’s primary school, South Gippsland Shire Council’s office at 9 Smith Street, Leongatha or sent by mail to Vicki Bradley, Private Bag 4, Leongatha VIC 3953. Entries close 5pm, Friday, July 28.

South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Ray Argento was eager to see the drawings submitted by local students. “In previous years we have had the majority of South Gippsland schools very active in the Walk to School program,” he said. “We can’t wait to see the creative ideas local students come up with to decorate safe walking routes to their schools as part of the program. “The Walk to School program is a great initiative that supports healthy families. Council hopes many students and families will be involved again this October.” Anyone wanting more information on the competition can ask at their school or contact council’s social planning officer Vicki Bradley on 5662 9200. The Walk to School program is an initiative funded by the State Government. More than 1.6 million kilometres were walked by Victorian students and families last year as part of the project, the equivalent of walking around Australia 112 times or two return trips to the moon.

Keynote speaker Sue Davies, marketing guru for the Long Walk campaign, spoke about the importance of getting key messages right. Workshop facilitator Martin De Los Rios, accredited International Association of Public Participation practitioner, spoke about engagement planning. The afternoon was closed with activities on target messaging, communications plans and purposeful listening. Deputy mayor Cr Maxine Kiel opened the event and was proud to see so many dedicated community members present. “Council recognises the importance of supporting our community groups and volunteers and providing opportunities to expand their skills,” she said. “These people dedicate their time to a number of worthwhile causes that make South Gippsland a great place to live. This

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Leongatha linked to wartime disaster By Lyn Skillern ON July 1, many families from all over Australia will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the Japanese vessel the Montevideo Maru.

Remembering them: back, from left, Fred Broadbent, Jim Pryor and Jack Howard, and front, Tommy Sangster in full uniform. Messrs Broadbent, Howard and Sangster were among the locals killed during the sinking of the Montevideo Maru.

This was the greatest single loss of Australian life in wartime and in our maritime history. It is important we in Leongatha remember the men from our area who lost their lives that day. When the 2/22nd Battalion was raised in 1940, Major Bill Owen was appointed to lead A Company. He (later to be a Lt Col) was an officer in the local South Gippsland militia and well respected in the community. He worked at the Leongatha branch of the State Savings Bank of Victoria in the late 1930s. It was into his Battalion, the 2/22nd, that several local men were placed. The 2/22nd Battalion was part of Lark Force, and it was 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 16 men from Leongatha and district, six became prisoners of war, another group of six was captured and executed, and only three escaped and made it home. Major Owen survived Rabaul but was killed at Kokoda in July 1942. The six prisoners were loaded onto the Montevideo Maruon the morning of June 22 to be taken to work camps on Hainan Island. There were in total 1054 men crowded into the holds of this vessel. In the early hours of July 1, an American submarine, unaware 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 The families did not know what happened to

their men until October 1945. They received a telegram stating their family member ….who was missing believed POW is now presumed dead as of July 1 1942. Five local families received these telegrams. The men on the Montevideo Maru were Jack Howard, Fred Broadbent, Fred Ketels and Tommy Sangster, all of Leongatha, and Jimmy Kavanagh of Leongatha South. Also on board was Arthur Oliver, a Tasmanian

who worked with Jimmy on Maxwells’ farm. There were 61 Gippslanders in Lark Force and of these, 20 were on the Montevideo Maru, including five from Yarram. Tommy Sangster and Jack Howard have relations in the area and Tommy’s daughter Thelma Welsford resides at Woorayl Lodge. To remember these and the other men of 2/22nd Battalion, a wreath laying ceremony will be held at the Leongatha cenotaph this Saturday, July 1 at 2pm.

A Star is born Never forgotten: Fred Ketels of Leongatha was among the South Gippsland casualties during the sinking of the Japanese prison ship, Montevideo Maru.

Back then: Captain Jimmy Kavanagh of Leongatha South, who was killed during the attack on the Montevideo Maru.

Pirate teeth and princess crowns A new approach to treating decay in baby teeth By Dr Tonya Kirk, Inverloch Family Dental TREATING decay in deciduous or ‘baby teeth’ can be a challenge for dentists.

MAHLI Eve Sheppard was born at Bass Coast Health on May 31 to Jodie and Bryan Sheppard of Inverloch. Mahli is a sister to Sam, 5, and Zac, 3.

AXEL Corey Jobling Thompson was born on June 19 at Leongatha Hospital. Axel is the first son for Jeremy Thompson and Emily Jobling of Leongatha and a brother for Asha Roswitta, 3.

SHELBY Rose Ryan was born on June 18 at Leongatha Hospital. Shelby is the second daughter for Ash and Mandy Ryan of Korumburra and a sister for Mackenzie, 9, and Cooper, 6.

HARRISON Steven Licis was born at Bass Coast Health on May 25 to Anthea and Justin Licis of Wonthaggi.

The traditional way to treat decay in a tooth is to drill out all the affected tissue and then fill the hole with some sort of filling material. This method works well in permanent teeth, but is often not successful in treating decay in baby teeth. Part of the reason for this is the ‘pulp’ in baby teeth (the red, squidgy tissue in the middle of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels) is closer to the surface compared to adult teeth. This means baby teeth are more likely to be damaged by drilling, which can lead to infection. Along with this, many small children do not like having their teeth drilled, and with the procedure sometimes requiring a local anaesthetic injection, this can cause further distress. Back in the 1990s, a dentist called Norna Hall was working in a community in the Highlands of Scotland where many of the children were suffering from decay. She was eager to find a way to treat these cavities quickly, effectively and with minimum discomfort to the child. Hall pioneered a treatment using a preformed crown made of stainless steel, and cemented them to the teeth in the hope that by sealing off the decay, it would be halted from progressing further. It seemed to work. Clinical trials by researchers from the University of Dundee confirmed the method was both safe and effective in treating decay in baby teeth.

The Hall Crown technique was developed and became widely used throughout the UK and Europe. The technique is now becoming more frequently used in Australia and worldwide. It is certainly not the treatment for every hole in every patient in every tooth, but it is proving to be a great way to treat decay without the need for drilling or needles. For more information or to book an appointment, call 5674 2691. Alternately, drop into our friendly clinic at 2a High Street, Inverloch, or visit

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Baywatch backs kinders A MOVIE night prompted laughs a minute and raised funds for Leongatha Community Preschool Centres recently.

Social evening: Natasha Marty (left) and Georgia Webster viewed the movie Baywatch to raise money for the Leongatha Community Preschool Centres.

The evening at Stadium 4 Cinema in Leongatha featured a hilarious remake of the classic movie Baywatch, which had the crowd laughing and sometimes cringing. A delicious supper was provided by committee members, with tea and coffee supplied by the cinema. Local businesses donated products and services to make up three fantastic hampers that were raffled on the night. Raffle winners were: Peter Griffiths, Belinda Brennan and Catherine Abood. The event raised $1612 for the Allora and Hassett Street kindergartens.

Girls’ night out: from left, Caitlin Burge, Jessica Logan, Eleni Verboon, Emma Wilson, Jed Price and Sheree Livingstone enjoyed the Leongatha Community Preschool Centres’ fundraiser.

Supporting preschools: from left, Sally Hulls, Katrina Neeson and Sarah Price at Stadium 4 Cinema, Leongatha, at the Leongatha Community Preschool Centres’ event.

Leongatha Community House news THE second Twilight Craft Market is happening on Thursday, June 29. Come and see the wonderful creations produced in the classes and groups at the community house, and snap up a bargain! There will be soup and hot drinks available to keep you warm, along with a friendly welcome. The new program for July-September is available and will be arriving in letter-boxes throughout Leongatha this week. If you’d like a copy, call the office for a copy to be mailed to you, or you can download it from our website at 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. Interest in Tai Chi for Health is so strong that we’re opening up a second session at

9.30am every Tuesday. If the previous time hasn’t suited you, maybe this will. The sessions are suitable for women and men of all ages, and focus on improving strength and balance. Painting and Drawing Group meets every Tuesday at 10am for two hours, and is suitable for those with experience. Members enjoy a range of media including charcoal, pencil, watercolours, pastels, and oils. Painting with Acrylics is focusing on learning how to paint with palette knives, but brush-users are welcome. Beginners are welcome. The group gets underway at 10am 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 held every Wednesday between 1pm and 3pm. For more information on any of the classes or groups, contact house coordinator Eunice Donovan on 5662 3962 or email

Milpara Community House news HELP is needed. The end of financial is this coming Friday and if you’d like to help Milpara, during this week please transfer some of your IGA Community Rewards points to support the Emergency Foodbank. Our key tag number is 010131. The Rewards Points are one of the only sources of funding we receive to support the foodbank and demand is increasing for this service. Some really fantastic news. Milpara Community House has been a part of the working group preparing the nomination form to VicTrack for funding to restore the Railway Station in Korumburra. This process has taken nine months of planning and preparation and Wednesday, June 21 members of the working group hand delivered Korumburra’s nomination to the manager of VicTrack’s Community Use of Vacant Railway Buildings Program.

We now wait for this submission to be processed and the outcome advised. It is going to take a considerable amount of money to restore our station building to its former glory and VicTrack will need funding from other levels of government to be able to deliver what is needed. If you have any influence in government funding circles, now is the time to highlight the value and significance of the station in Korumburra. Our term program is with the printer and should be delivered to letterboxes through the area during the first week of the upcoming school holidays. Have a look at what is being offered and give us a call if you’d like to enrol in one of the courses. Did you know we can work with local business to design training courses to suit their needs? If you’d like to know more or discuss this possibility please get in contact with Jenni or Belinda on 5655 2524.

Relaxing time: from left, Carolyn Turner, Rebecca Dowel, Katrina Spark and Melissa Cameron were all smiles during the Baywatch film fundraiser in Leongatha recently.

Rapid Response Dental is at the cutting edge of technology DELIVERING on its commitment to provide the best same day, hassle free oral care for Gippsland, Rapid Response Dental has updated the clinic with the very latest dental technology available. Along with another three state-of-the-art dental chairs being installed at the clinic, Rapid Response Dental has also invested in the latest intra-oral cameras on the market. These high resolution cameras provide high quality imaging to aid in diagnostics and assist in monitoring overall oral health. Rapid Response Dental’s clinic director, Dr Taehee Lee, believed quality equipment and staying current with the latest technology and techniques in dentistry is vital in providing the best same day dental care. “Quality equipment and the latest in technology allow us to make the best decisions and deliver on the best treatments for our busy patients who want to get the job done as quickly as possible so they can return to their everyday life,” he said. “In dentistry, the first pri-

Back on track: Rapid Response Dental ensures patients receive prompt, effective treatment from caring staff. ority is always the patient. Especially in emergency dental care, you need to act swiftly and make a decision on what solution will be the best way forward for the patient, both in terms of pain relief and treating the issue effectively. “The new technology we’ve brought in will help us make those decisions and find the very the best solution for our patients.” These advancements enhance the already exceptional same day, hassle-

free dental care that Rapid Response Dental provides. Along with the latest technology, Dr Taehee Lee believes continuous training is a priority. “Currently we’ve got three dentists and a hygienist at the clinic. They’re outstanding clinicians- all highly qualified, skilled and with a genuine care for our clients,” he said. “At Rapid Response Dental, we’ve also got a huge focus on ongoing education. This satisfies our

dentists’ thirst for knowledge, and makes sure our patients get the best treatment by staff who are upto-date with the latest techniques in dentistry.” For high quality, hasslefree same day dental care, call Rapid Response Dental on 5662 0940. Alternately, you can speak with our friendly, professional staff at the clinic: First Floor, 3 Lyon Street, Leongatha, or visit our website for more information:

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Farming Insight Red hot specials and hot dogs MG TRADING in Leongatha is currently having a massive end of financial year Blue Tag Sale, which will be boosted by a red dot sale on Wednesday, June 28.




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Mr Shepheard said the sale is aimed at supporting the local dairy industry and community. “It will give all of our customers an opportunity to take advantage of some huge last minute savings before the upcoming season,” he said.

From 10am to 4pm on the day, huge specials will be available to all customers, as well as a free feed of delicious hot dogs. Perhaps unbeknown to many, MG Trading has all sorts of things in stock, for all sorts of customers. It is not just a store for farmers. As well as rural supplies, MG Trading stocks Devondale dairy products including fresh and UHT milk, butter and cheese, pet food and animal health products, apparel and footwear. The current Blue Tag Sale ends on June 30, but store manager Barry Shepheard said the additional specials will add value to end of financial year spending at the store. “If there is a red dot, there will be massive savings,” he said. Representatives from several companies will be in store on the day to answer any customer queries, as well as offer a few giveaways. Blundstone Australia, Polymaster, TWM (log splitters), Ridley, Trans Tank International, Tru-Test and Speedrite will all be represented on the day. Every purchase on the day will go in the draw to win a 52cc chainsaw, worth $280. Red hot: from left, Leongatha MG Trading staff Barry Shepheard, David Greaves, Jayden Some of the specials include galvanised calf trailers for $1450, up to 50 percent off Arrow crushes, Stratton, Creel Waugh and Mark Serafino have plenty of specials and hot dogs ready for the Polymaster mobile feeders and log splitters will be one day sale on Wednesday, June 28 from 10am to 4pm.

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Yearling prices buoy spirits THERE were approximately 1270 export and 200 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 40 head week on week. The usual buying group was present and operating in a generally firm market. Quality improved in places with prime cattle still limited and winter affected cattle throughout. Trade prices varied and reflected quality with vealers a little cheaper and yearlings a little dearer. Grown steers sold firm while bullocks improved 11c/kg for a better quality selection. Heavy weight grown heifers improved 13c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers lifted 7c, while the crossbred portion gained 14c/kg. Most cows sold from firm to 4c/kg dearer while the heavy weight bulls sold firm.

Vealers to butchers sold from 340c to 357c/kg. Yearling trade steers made between 305c and 350c/ kg. Yearling heifers to the trade sold between 292c and 351c/kg. Grown steers made from 286c to 314c/kg. Bullocks sold from 293c to 326c/kg. Heavy weight grown heifers made between 271c and 305c/kg. Heavy weight Friesian manufacturing steers sold between 250c and 274c with the crossbred portion made between 267c and 309c/kg. Most light and medium weight cows made from 174c to 240c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold from 212c to 265c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made between 248c and 300c/kg. The next sale draw - June 28: 1. Elders, 2. Phelan & Henderson & Co, 3. SEJ, 4. Alex Scott & Staff, 5. Landmark, 6. Rodwells.

Silage Wrap Recycling South Gippsland Shire Council is implementing a new silage plastic recycling program to make it easier and cheaper for local farmers to dispose of their silage wrap in an environmentally conscious way. Silage wrap is made of Linear low density Polyethylene and can be recycled. The collected silage wrap will be taken to Melbourne for reprocessing into a range of products. For more information phone 5662 9200.

How to recycle: • Silage wrap can be delivered in Bulka Bags or Plasback Bags • NO Net Wrap or Bale Twine • Silage wrap needs to be shaken clean of silage, gravel and other contaminants • If using Bulka Bags, these must be able to be rolled off your vehicle or trailer at the site.

Payment by cash or EFTPOS only Burning or burying silage wrap is illegal and it is better for the environment if you don’t put it   

Silage wrap drop off points WHERE: Koonwarra Transfer Station Koonwarra – Inverloch Rd, Koonwarra WHEN: Monday 17 July to Sunday 30 July (during normal transfer station opening hours) Mon. - Fri. 8.00am to 4.00pm Sat. - Sun. 10.00am to 4.00pm COST: $11.00 per bulka bag (Plasback bags accepted free of charge)

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$1143.04 $1232.34 $1053.74 $1372.91 $1295.75 $1286.99

745.0kg 750.0kg 775.0kg 730.0kg 613.3kg 615.0kg

335.0 265.0 262.6 260.0 260.0 260.0

$2495.75 $1987.50 $2035.15 $1898.00 $1594.67 $1599.00

570.0kg 960.0kg 875.0kg 515.0kg 945.0kg 918.3kg

321.6 300.0 283.6 279.6 272.0 271.6

$1833.12 $2880.00 $2481.50 $1439.94 $2570.40 $2494.19

320.0kg 345.0kg 295.0kg 385.0kg 365.0kg 365.0kg

357.5kg 339.6 $1214.07 375.0kg 272.6 $1022.25

VLE store sale Thursday, June 22 Steers: J.T. & W.T. Horrigan, Rosedale, 1 x $1810; JDK Pastoral Company, Korumburra, 6 x $1745; Hillside Farm, Loch, 5 x $1710; Mount Angus Stud Pty Ltd, Trafalgar, 19 x $1680; G. & J. Brocklesby, Jeetho, 10 x $1650; A. & A. Lamb, 5 x $1610. Heifers: S. Beckman, Glengarry, 6 x $1350; Malanda Pastoral Co, Stradbroke, 13 x $1340; G.J. Robinson and L.A. Hasthorpe, Yallourn North, 4 x $1330; R. & L. Sutton, Traralgon, 20 x $1325; R. Morrison, Mirboo, 3 x $1210; A., S., P. & K. Aitken, Korumburra, 1 x $1190. Cows: P. & C.J. Hales, Korrine, 6 x $1850; R. & C. Turnbull, Allambee South, 2 x $1160. Bulls: E.A. Hobbs, Mirboo, 1 x $1000. Cow and calf: A. Waltham, Glengarry, 1 x $1600; G.V. & J.L. Waltham, Glengarry, 1 x $1530; R. Owen, Budgeree, 2 x $1470; W. Ponton, Boolarra, 2 x $1410; P. & F. Cartwright, Allambee Reserve, 2 x $1260; G.I. & C.M. Hosking, Woodside, 4 x $1000.

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Farming Insight

French farmer tastes Aussie dairy By Sarah Vella LAURINE Cailleau from La Jumellière in the northwest of France is in South Gippsland as part of her studies in agriculture. The 19 year old is completing a five month internship on Damian and Trudy Murphy’s dairy farm in Dumbalk North. On the farm since the start of April, Laurine finishes at the end of August to spend some time travelling around Australia before returning to France. Laurine has been studying agriculture since 2015 and comes from a region in France where dairying is common. She is the third French agriculture student to complete an internship on the Murphys’ farm. The students arrive a month before calving starts, so they have time to settle in and learn how everything works on the farm before the cows start calving. Damian said the extra help over the calving season was beneficial. “By the time calving starts, they know the routine and can drive the tractor and they finish at the farm at the end of calving season, so it works well that way,” he said.

“Because it is part of their studies, the students we have had so far have been keen to learn and see how we do things differently.” Laurine said it was difficult to choose her favourite part of being on the farm, because she enjoyed all of it. “I like to be on the tractor, but I like to be with the cows as well,” she said. As part of her studies, Laurine has had experience with other livestock, but she prefers dairy cows. “In my opinion, you have more contact with dairy cows,” she said. “I also prefer the milk produce over the meat produce. I like meat, but I like milk products more.” Laurine has one more year of her course to complete, after which she plans to either continue her studies, or work on a farm in France. She is also keen to do more travelling and experience different landscapes and countries. Since arriving in Australia, Laurine has seen Wilsons Promontory, the Great Ocean Road, Walhalla, Melbourne and Sandy Point and she has plans to travel from Sydney to Cairns once her internship is finished. Australia’s wildlife has also played its part in Laurine’s visit. She has seen a

snake, a redback spider, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, emus, koalas and lots of birds, including penguins. Laurine said dairy farming in Australia is quite different to dairy farming in France. She said in Australia, the cows have much more access to pasture and stay out in the paddocks year round, whereas in France they are fed a lot of concentrate and are kept indoors over winter. “There is no calving in the same period in France like there is in Australia,” she said. “In the mornings in France, it is colder, sometimes negative and the sun in Australia is stronger. It is a beautiful country, different to my region in France.” Laurine said her time in Australia has helped her to improve her English, which she said “was not very good”. “My English is better than it was and I understand better. In France, I don’t speak English very often, maybe three times a week at school,” she said.

Farm life: French agricultural student Laurine Cailleau is completing an internship on the dairy farm of Damian and Trudy Murphy in Dumbalk North.

On show: chicken enthusiast Lindsay Merritt from Mirboo came back with plenty of awards from the Royal Canberra Poultry Show recently, including champion Ancona of the show, a massive achievement.

Lindsay’s poultry passion By Sarah Vella LINDSAY Merritt from Mirboo had a dream when he was working in Bulli in New South Wales, and that was to retire and show poultry. Lindsay and his wife Janet moved to Mirboo around three years ago and since then, have started breeding chickens to show. He has mainly Mediterranean breeds, including Anconas, Andalusians, black leghorns and some English breeds including bantam light Sussex and Derbyshire redcaps. “They are all rare breeds. The redcaps have only been in Australia for around two and a half years. There is only a handful of them in Australia because of quarantine laws,” he said. Lindsay recently returned from the Royal Canberra Poultry Show with a bucketload of awards, including champion Ancona of the show won by his bantam Ancona pullet. The same bird also won champion bantam Ancona pullet and best of breed. Linsday’s chickens also won several other champion sashes. “The champion Ancona of the show beat around 50 other birds to win. It was a good quality show and I was happy to win,” he said. Lindsay said showing chickens started with good breeding, but their upbringing has more of a bearing on how they grow out.

“To make a good show bird, it is only probably 25 percent breeding, 70 percent feeding and five percent in preparation and training,” he said. “When they are chicks, they are given everything they need from the moment they open their eyes. If it is good for them and they can thrive, then they get it.” Lindsay’s chickens are all wormed regularly and vaccinated to ensure they stay healthy and disease free. He said they aren’t mollycoddled, but they are looked after well and given every opportunity to grow out properly. At about five months of age, Lindsay starts to select the birds he thinks will do well as in show. “It is all about balance. If the bird is not balanced, it is not going to show well. After balance we look for quality in the eye and head and if they are patterned, that needs to be balanced as well,” he said. Lindsay has around 20 birds on his show team that are cycled through the shows and he usually takes around 16 to each show. “I am competitive. I like to win with really good birds. The show season is just under three months long and runs from last May to late August,” he said. “I take birds to between five and eight shows in that season.” Lindsay said you don’t have to own chickens for long to realise they are all individual with their own personalities. “You get your favourites, the ones that latch on to you,” he said.

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public notice

public notice


Planning and Environment Act 1987 SOUTH GIPPSLAND PLANNING SCHEME Notice of the Preparation of an Amendment to a Planning Scheme and Notice of an Application for a Planning Permit Given Under Section 96C of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 Amendment C109 Planning Permit Application 2016/180


Saturday, July 15 10am - 3pm Last few stalls available Contact Samantha Neil on how to be a stallholder 0409 832 475

FBS Bookkeeping, Administration & BAS Services Qualified bookkeeper and registered BAS Agent Local to Leongatha Available to work from my office or yours. Extensive experience in payroll, workcover, superation and all facets of bookkeeping (MYOB) preferred). Excellent references available.

Jann Portbury Foster Bookkeeping Services 0412 684 007

PROPOSAL TO UPGRADE A MOBILE PHONE BASE STATION AT Middle Tarwin Optus Mobile Pty Ltd (Optus) plan to upgrade a telecommunications facility at: 80 Satchwells Road, Middle Tarwin VIC 3956 (Optus Ref: M1590) 1. The works include: Installation of new and replacement radio remote units (in proximity to the existing antennas) which are associated with the introduction of new technologies transmitting from the facility. 2. Based on the description above Optus consider the activity to be a low impact activity in accordance with Schedule 3 of the Telecommunications Act 1997. 3. Further information can be obtained from Catalyst O.N.E. Pty Ltd (Optus’ representative) by contacting James McIver on +613 9018 7012, at and at 4. Written submissions should be sent to: Optus c/- James McIver, Catalyst ONE Pty Ltd, PO Box 361 South Melbourne VIC 3205 by 14 July 2017.

SOUTH GIPPSLAND WATER NOTICE TO ALL CUSTOMERS ANNUAL TARIFFS 2017-2018 South Gippsland Water would like to advise customers of the new annual tariffs. WATER SERVICE CHARGE: All serviced areas.

General Tariff Vacant Land Agreements Concessional

public notice

Annual Tariff

Tariff Per Account

$300.30 $300.30 $270.30 $240.90

$100.10 $100.10 $90.10 $80.30

The land affected by the Amendment is: • Lot 1 PS800516 being 143B Inlet View Road Venus Bay • Lot 2 PS648056 and Lot 1 TP172550 being 113A Jupiter Boulevard Venus Bay and • Lot 1 PS648056 being 4 Ockenga Close Venus Bay. The land affected by the application is Lot 1 PS800516 being 143B Inlet View Road, Venus Bay; Lot 2 PS648056 and Lot 1 TP172550 being 113A Jupiter Boulevard, Venus Bay. The Amendment proposes to rezone the land from the Farming Zone to the Low Density Residential Zone (LDRZ), Township Zone (TZ) and Special Use Zone Schedule 7; introduce Schedule 7 to the Special Use Zone at Clause 37.01; apply the Environmental Significance Overlay (ESO) Schedule 7 to the land to be rezoned to LDRZ and TZ and delete the ESO Schedule 3 from this land; update Schedule 3 to the ESO at Clause 42.01, and update Clause 21.15-9 Venus Bay. The application is for a permit to subdivide the land into nine lots and removal of native vegetation. The applicant for the permit is J Van Der Meulen. You may inspect the Amendment, the Explanatory Report about the Amendment, the application, and any documents that support the Amendment and the application, including the proposed permit, free of charge, at the following locations: • during office hours, at the office of the planning authority, 9 Smith Street Leongatha • at the planning authority’s website, • at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website, Any person who may be affected by the Amendment or by the granting of the permit may make a submission to the planning authority about the amendment and the application. Submissions must be made in writing giving the submitter’s name and contact address, clearly stating the grounds on which the Amendment is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) the submitter wishes to make. Name and contact details of submitters are required for Council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend Council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions. The closing date for submissions is 31 July 2017. A submission must be sent to Ken Griffiths, Strategic Planning Coordinator, South Gippsland Shire Council, Private Bag 4, Leongatha Vic 3953. The planning authority must make a copy of every submission available at its office for any person to inspect free of charge until the end of the two months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses. Paul Stampton Manager Planning

situations vacant

situations vacant

WATER VOLUMETRIC CHARGE: All areas. Applicable from 1st November 2017 $1.79 cents per kilolitre (1,000 litres) WASTE WATER SERVICE CHARGE: All serviced areas.

General Tariff Vacant Land

Annual Tariff

Tariff Per Account

$466.05 $263.79

$155.35 $87.93

Accounts are due: 30th September, 31st January & 31st May each year If you would like more information, please contact our Customer Service Team on 1300 851 636 or 5682 0444

Quality Coordinator

Full Time Based at Sale 12 month contract position For information call Di Fisher on 5144 7777

Family Violence Counsellor

0.4 EFT short term contract until June 30 2018 Based at Leongatha For information call Carrie Jagusch on 5662 5150

Further information is available at: UnitingCare Gippsland interviews in the interests of safety and wellbeing of children and young people

situations vacant

situations vacant

Registered Nurses Grade 2 Emergency Department & Short Stay Unit Permanent Part-Time - 0.84 EFT or part thereof Applications are invited from Registered Nurses to join our busy Emergency Department and Short Stay Unit. You will demonstrate: • Effective time management • High standard of documentation • Competent medication administration • Experience in Emergency Department and Short Stay Unit essential • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Excellent patient assessment skills • ALS certified • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team • Must be able to work rotating roster • ED post-graduate certificate (or working towards) in Emergency Nursing or ICU desirable A Position Description is available on the BCH website. For further information regarding the positions please contact Cathy Jones, Nurse Unit Manager, Emergency Department on 5671 3124 / Applications, including a cover letter, resumé and two professional referees should be addressed to the Human Resources Officer Email to: BCH is a smoke free organisation. Applications close 12 noon on 4 July 2017

Employment Consultant Leongatha office Work Solutions Gippsland is a specialist recruitment agency who assist people with disability or barriers to employment become valued employees in the mainstream workforce. We are seeking dynamic individuals with proven business skills who are passionate about making a difference to someone’s life through employment. You will need attention to detail, sound computer literacy and must demonstrate effective communication skills as you manage a portfolio of jobseekers and assist them addressing their barriers to gain and maintain employment. You will need to be well networked or be prepared to establish a network in Leongatha with employers, schools and community organisations. Whilst working directly with jobseekers you will be responsible for employer engagement, job creation and the promotion of Work Solutions Gippsland in the community. In exchange, Work Solutions Gippsland offers: • A career in a fast growing profession • A supportive culture that promotes absolute teamwork • Clear boundaries that don’t move from day to day • Team meetings where staff are encouraged to contribute ideas for improvement • Access to tailored training and ongoing professional development • An environment where staff are valued for their efforts To obtain a copy of the position description, please email or call Robyn on 5173 1600. Applicants must include a cover letter and resumé either emailed to or sent to Work Solutions Gippsland, Suite 1, 55 Grey Street, Traralgon VIC 3844. Applications close at 5pm Monday 3rd July 2017

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situations vacant

Alex Scott & Staff Real Estate is looking for an EXPERIENCED ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT OFFICER to join the team in our busy Venus Bay office 2-3 days per week We require someone with the ability to work weekends and additional days as required. If you possess exceptional customer service skills, excellent computer skills, are well-organised and detail-oriented, have great follow up skills and the ability to think on your feet, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us on (03) 5663 7111 or for a position description, or email your resumé and cover letter to apply.

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Opal Seahaven, Inverloch – Currently recruiting! We are currently seeking experienced Registered Nurses & Personal Care Assistants for permanent full time and part time positions. What can we offer you? • Ongoing career progression with a large, growing organisation • Competitive hourly rates • Various shifts available • Great work/life balance RN Requirements: • Be registered with AHPRA. • Proven experience in a similar role • The ability to work a variety shifts.

for sale

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for sale

FIREWOOD - local messmate/stringy bark, cut, split, dry. Discounts on bulk loads. Free delivery available. Pick up or delivered. $100 per cubic metre. Ph: 0437-176187.

HAY small square bales, $6, Meeniyan. Ph: 0400131917.

VICTORIAN fireplace and surround with tiles, $450. Ph: 5664-9359.

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.

HAY, shedded small squares, new season, no weeds, $9 each, Mardan. Ph: 5664-1320, 0428-999691.

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

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situations vacant

Clinical Development Nurse Learning & Development

PCA Requirements: • Certificate III in Aged Care • Minimum 6 month’s AIN working experience


To apply, please email a copy of your CV to or alternatively feel free to drop a copy of your CV into the home directly.

Koonwarra Village School provides an alternave school environment from Prep-Grade 6. We are seeking the experse of a CPA qualified Finance Manager, averaging 10 hours per week to support the School Coordinator in a range of finance-related acvies. Hours can be a mixture of home and school-based. Please visit the News page of our website for a posion descripon Inspire us with your applicaon on or before 7 July, 2017

TRAINERS - multiple roles Community College Gippsland (CCG) is a not-for-profit Registered Training Organisation that provides Nationally Recognised Training across a wide range of disciplines. We are seeking to appoint innovative and enthusiastic Trainers, on a casual basis in the following roles: • Disability Trainer • Beauty Trainer 0409 172 812 Fiona McKenzie (School Coordinator)

Business Trainer

Agriculture Trainer

Aged Care Trainer

Horticulture Trainer

To succeed in this role you will need to possess the following: •

A minimum of Certificate IV qualifications in your speciality field. Diploma level preferred.

Extensive industry experience.

Excellent written , communication and organisation skills.

Permanent Position 0.84 EFT or part thereof We are seeking expressions of interest for a Clinical Development Nurse with relevant experience to join our expanded Learning & Development team to provide support across the health service. Position Requirements: • Current registration as a registered nurse with AHPRA • Well-developed clinical skills • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Extensive nursing experience • Post-graduate qualifications in critical care – emergency or coronary care, operating suite or blood transfusion trainer would be well regarded • Certificate 4 or working towards same • Interest in learning and development For further information please contact Kerryn Griffiths, Acting Divisional Director Access & Emergency Care on Ext. 13161. A position description is available on our website: Written application with CV, including 2 referees to Human Resources - Email: Applications close 12 noon on Tuesday 11 July 2017

We offer salary packaging and a great work environment for our team of trainers and are committed to delivering high quality courses from Certificate II to Diploma. Successful applicants must hold a current Victorian Driver’s Licence and provide clear National Police and Working with Children Checks. Applications and resumes can be emailed to and will close at 5pm on 7 July 2017. Further information including a position description is available at

situations vacant

situations vacant

livestock ALPACAS - 3 8yo wethers need new home as owners moving. $100 ea ONO. Nerrena 56649295. BULLS for hire or for sale. Friesian, Angus, Hereford, Limo or Jersey. All sound young bulls. Hire or sale. Phone 0447-331762. 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.

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Maintenance Technician Civil Networks

Full Time Permanent Position

Classified advertising closes 12 noon Mondays situations vacant

situations vacant

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situations vacant

SITUATION VACANT Full Time Fixed Term Role

Graduate Project Engineer South Gippsland Water is an equal opportunity employer committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees are treated with respect and feel valued and supported. We are currently seeking a graduate with an Engineering Degree or relevant tertiary qualification. The position will rotate through the Infrastructure and Planning Group as well as the Operations and Maintenance Group, providing experience in all areas of the business. The successful person will have: • an interest in the delivery and support of capital works programs or projects • well-developed planning, organisation and problems solving skills • knowledge of relevant safety, quality and environmental systems • proficiency in MS Office, Word and Excel with the ability to learn and utilise Autocad and MS Project. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit for a copy of the Position Description and for a full outline of the application process. Please contact Lucy Allsop on 03 5682 0451 for specific information on this role or Lee Hamilton on 03 5682 0471 for enquiries relating to employment at South Gippsland Water. Applications close Monday 3rd July 2017 at 9am.


RELIABLE MILKER AND FARM HAND Required on full time basis for approx 140 cows in herringbone dairy TOORA AREA Phone after 6.30pm 5686 2745

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.

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marriage celebrant

Jo Fennell 0437 465 399

Jenny Milkins All areas - 5672 3123

professional DOG WALKING $15 per half hour, Leongatha area. Willing to travel. Ph: 0428-644273.

garage sales

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY JULY 1 21 Ogilvy Street Leongatha 8am Toys, clothing, books, school supplies, household furniture, DVDs & lots more

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

work wanted HONEST, reliable worker wanting short or long term employment. Experienced across many fields and willing to learn anything.Yarram - Leongatha. Phone Darren 0414-688732 or email dash1968@ LAWN MOWING Leongatha area, $30 per hour, pensioners $25 per hour. Phone Tony 0457-502955.

garage sales

Garage Sale SATURDAY & SUNDAY July 1 & 2 1 Olinda Court Leongatha From 8am Chest Cold 3 way fridge, new 22 foot caravan cover, Viking electric mulcher, bed linen, household items etc.

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

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

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Garage Sale SATURDAY JULY 1 27 Lee Parade Leongatha 9am - 2pm

Something for everyone

bereavement thanks CANNING - John. John’s family thank everyone for their condolences, support, cards and flowers. Special thanks to Dr Chris Webster, staff at Leongatha hospital and Ray Sullivan for your care of John. Heather, Steve, Grant, Dani.

deaths CHALMERS - David Main. Passed away peacefully at Leongatha Hospital on June 19, 2017 aged 90 years, surrounded by his family. A loving husband to Marion and wonderful father to Shane, Mark (dec), Angela and Robert. Father-in-law to Kim and Janine. Loving Pop to all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Always in our hearts. Will never be forgotten. CHALMERS - David Main. Loving father and fatherin-law of Robert and Janine. Adored Pop of Josh, Ben and Matt. Special friend to Lucy, Kate and Sarah. Cherished memories are ours to keep forever. Will be sadly missed. CHALMERS - David Main. 25.3.1927 - 19.6.2017. You simply are the best Pop ever. We will treasure the memories we have of you. Love always your granddaughter Nicole, husband Phil and great grandchildren Georgia, Fergus and Macklen. CHALMERS - David Main. Dad, there are many of your traits and mannerisims that have passed through the generations, strength, love and acceptance. But the one you passed on to all of us is your love of travel. You were true blue. You are in our hearts forever. Shane, Kim and your Queensland family. FARRELL (nee Morgan) - Mary Ann. 22.06.1936 - 20.06.2017 Passed away peacefully at Leongatha Hospital. Loving wife of Graham (dec). Much loved mother of Bernadette, Peter, Paul and dear friend of Karen. Cherished Nana of Luke, Bailey and Emily. Daughter of Edward and Thelma (both dec).



Sister to Peter and sister-in-law to Joan. Auntie to Anita, Natalie, Lucille, Vanessa and Stephanie. Now resting peacefully in God’s care. FARRELL - Mary. Dearly loved sister-inlaw and aunty of Dawn and Ashton, and their families. We will really miss you! HUGHES - Alfie. It’s so hard to say goodbye, to my special, kind friend. I am going to miss our happy chats, you were my gentle gentleman, we had lots of laughs. Bydie bye, Bydie bye, see you later Matey. Bea. HUGHES - Alf. A kind hearted, generous man and wonderful neighbour; who was never in a hurry! You will be sadly missed. R.I.P. Alf. Mick, Clare, Lara, Kelsey and Ryan Landry.

TERRILL-GRAEME Poppy Carleen. 1.9.36 - 20.6.17 Loved and loving wife of Bob. Passed away (suddenly) whilst holidaying in Darwin. Words cannot express the great sense of loss I am feeling right now. Rest in peace my darling Poppy.

HUTT - Brendan. It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the sudden passing of a past coach and player of MDU Football Netball Club. We wish to pass on our condolences to family and friends. LUCAS - Mavis Katherine. Of Mackay, formerly of Inverloch. 22.11.1916 - 23.06.2017 Passed away peacefully on Friday, June 23, 2017. Beloved wife of Frank (dec). Much loved Mother and Mother-in-law of Yvonne and Harry (both dec), Kay (dec) and Adrian, and Vi and John. Grandmother, Great grandmother and Great great grandmother of their respective families. MACKAY FUNERALS 189 ALFRED STREET, MACKAY QLD 4740 PH: 4957-3248 AUSTRALIAN OWNED

ONLEY - Lindsay Alfred (Bill). 1924 - 2017 Passed on peacefully to join Shirley, surrounded by family. It is with sorrow and regret the Onley family and our partners announce the passing of our Patriarch, Bill. Loved and loving husband of Shirley (dec), father of John, Pat (dec), Carol and Ian (Butch); grandfather of Brian, Jacqui, Madi, Ellie, Rob, Emmanuel and Isabelle; great grandfather of Jasmine, Destiny, Ethan, Ashton, Jake, Emily, Billy, Hollie and Chelsea. Our thanks to the wonderful staff of Margery Cole Hostel for the care given during his and Mum’s stay. OPRAY Carmel Margaret. We would like to send our sincere condolences to Ed and the Opray family on the loss of Carmel. From the MDUFNC committee and members.

Your Bob.



TERRILL-GRAEME Poppy. A former lady president and club champion; we fondly remember Poppy’s happy smile and positive attitude to life. Our thoughts are with Bob and her family. Meeniyan Bowling Club members and friends. TERRILL-GRAEME (Poppy). Poppy, I will always remember the great times I shared with you. I will always be grateful to call you my friend and neighbour. I will miss you very much. Condolences to Bob and family. Marlene and family.

funerals CHALMERS - A private funeral service for Mr David Main Chalmers will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Gippsland Memorial Park. David’s family would like to extend an invitation to friends to celebrate David’s life at the Inlet Hotel, 3-5 The Esplanade, Inverloch on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 commencing at 4pm.

FARRELL - The Funeral Mass for the repose of the soul of Mrs Mary Ann Farrell will be held at St Laurence’s Catholic Church, Ogilvy Street, Leongatha on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 commencing at 10.30am. The funeral will leave at the conclusion of Mass for the Leongatha Cemetery.

Men gather in Inverloch THE Inverloch Men’s Shed hosted the annual state Men’s Shed Association meeting last Friday. More than 150 men’s shed members from 40 sheds across the state attended the meeting, along with the South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Ray Argento and Bass Coast Shire Council mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield. “It was a very supportive gathering which endorsed the type of support the Victorian Men’s Shed Association gives,” Victorian Men’s Shed committee member Barbara Look said. “A big thank you to the Inverloch Men’s Shed who hosted and organised the event. “We finished up with a giveaway and each shed went home with tool given to them from our sponsors.”

Supportive: from left, Leongatha Men’s Shed president Max Wood, South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Ray Argento, Leongatha Men’s Shed committee member Eddie Bickel and Bass Coast Shire Council mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield at the annual Men’s Shed Association state wide meeting in Inverloch on Friday.

Watchdog slams state of roads ROADS in country last Thursday. Gippsland South Victoria are danMLA Danny O’Brien said gerous according the Auditor General had to a report tabled in shown funding cuts had State Parliament by seen the regional road netthe Auditor General workIndeteriorate. Gippsland, 38 per-

funerals TERRILL-GRAEME - The funeral of Mrs Poppy Carleen TerrillGraeme of Leongatha, formerly of Tambo Upper, will leave St Matthew’s Anglican Church, Church Street, Bruthen after a service commencing at 11am Thursday, June 29 for the Bumberrah Cemetery.

cent of roads are now classified as being in poor or very poor state, up from 31 percent 10 years ago. “Daniel Andrews’ cuts to the roads maintenance budget and axing of the Country Roads and Bridges program have condemned country Victorians to poorer standards, more wear on vehicles and unsafe conditions,” he said. The Auditor General’s

Cr Pamela Rothfield


Paul & Margaret Beck Caring for our Community Personal, dignified Service to all areas 5662 2717 Email: Web:

Pre-need Funeral Plans available Office and Chapel: 24 Anderson Street, Leongatha

Rosary will be recited in the above church on Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017 at 7pm.

Scott and Sharon Anderson ONLEY - The funeral service for Mr Lindsay (Bill) Onley will be held at Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel, 260 Princes Highway, Traralgon on Thursday, June 29, 2017 commencing at 11am. At the conclusion of this service the funeral will leave for the Gormandale Cemetery. LATROBE VALLEY FUNERAL SERVICES Traralgon 5174-2258 latrobevalleyfunerals.

• revise its roads program guidelines so they clearly describe how pavement condition data is to be used to prioritise pavement maintenance programs; • revise road inventory and pavement condition data requirements and document data management protocols; • develop statewide key contract outcomes so VicRoads can measure contractor performance; and • report on road conditions so the public and government are informed of the outcomes of the road pavement maintenance program.

Mayor’s message



report said the increase in poor roads presents “a growing risk to public safety and increased roaduser costs”. Mr O’Brien said roads needed urgent funding and improved management. “I know roads are probably the biggest issue in my electorate so this report is no surprise to me or to most of my constituents,” he said. The Auditor General’s report recommended that VicRoads: • develop a road maintenance strategy that determines levels of service for each road maintenance category;

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AFTER many months of hard work from all our community and council alike, I am very happy to say the Council Plan 2017-21 and Annual Budget 2017-18 were adopted at the June Ordinary Meeting. We begun the ‘Help shape a better Bass Coast campaign back in January of this year, and have taken an extensive consultation approach from the very start to make sure we got both of these documents right. Over the past six months, we have had hundreds of face to face conversations, received thousands of comments and reached tens of thousands of people through social media, our website, public notices and posters, and pop-up stalls throughout the shire. The adoption of the Council Plan and Budget, however, doesn’t mean the community consultation stops for a breather! If anything, we are more motivated and excited than ever to continue these community conversations. To ensure we are connecting with our community on a regular basis and giving you as many opportunities to get involved and provide input on as council projects, policies and decisions as possible, we’ve launched the Bass Coast Community Sounding Board. The Sounding Board is an online tool where you can select the locations and topics that interest you – whether that be everything and everywhere, or only what’s happening in your own town – and you’ll receive regular updates on consultation opportunities that fall within your own interests. We’ll share with you background information on the project, how you can get involved and any dates for the diary so you don’t miss the chance to have your say. We’d love to have as many people as possible signed up to the Sounding Board to ensure we have a broad representation of our entire community. It’s quick and easy to join, so please visit www.basscoast. and get involved! We want to hear from our community members because we know just how passionate and caring you are about your community, and that was clear to see at the recent Winter Vibes Mayoral Fundraiser concert. The event was a huge success and thanks to the generous people of Bass Coast, we managed to raise $12,000 for Bass Coast Health’s Hospital in the Home program. The event was a culmination of efforts and team work by council, Bass Coast Health, our local member for Bass Brian Paynter, our generous sponsors and the many volunteers –all working together for a valuable and important cause. I would like to sincerely thank everyone involved and can’t emphasise enough just how proud I am to be a part of this incredible community.

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Exciting events at Wonthaggi Table Tennis WONTHAGGI’S international table tennis umpire Averil Roberts just returned from umpiring at the World Table tennis Championships in Dusseldorf, Germany. Averil has umpired matches in the Olympic and Commonwealth Games as well as in regular World Championships. Wonthaggi Table Tennis Association is very proud to have Averil as a member. Averil also plays in local A Grade and National Veterans events. Wonthaggi Table Tennis Association had two successful unbeaten teams at the recent Victorian Country Championships at Bendigo. The other four teams had many wins and close matches and all 18 players representing Wonthaggi had a wonderful time. Competitors came from many clubs around Victoria and the Bendigo stadium was packed with more than 50 tables on the go morning, afternoon and night. Shield winners in the E1 Section and undefeated in every match were Patricia Denier, Steve Anstey and Archie Paxton. Fourteen year old Archie also won a leading player medal for this section, going through

undefeated over the three days. Another medal for Archie was his brilliant win in the individual events, taking out the U15 final on the Sunday night against a much higher ranked competitor. Local A Grade player and National Seniors competitor Zach Anstey was on hand to give him some coaching along the way. Shield winners in the E4 section and also undefeated in every match were Ashley Hewlett, Daniel Chetland and Beau Dobbins. Ashley and Daniel never lost a game over the three days and took out medals for equal leading players. Eleven year old Beau

lost only two sets against stiff competition and experienced senior players, which was a great effort. Twelve year old Jack Duff never lost a game in the E6 section and won a leading player medal. His team mates -Jack and Charley Donohue were extremely competitive and with only one six to five team loss came in third on a countback from Yarrawonga and Traralgon. The A Grade grand final was played this week with Willows (Justin Licis and Beau Dobbins) taking out a great three to two win over Winners: Beau Dobbins and Justin Licis won the Jumbo ball: Jack Donohue defeated Jake Stivic in Wollemi Pines (Dirk Holw- A Grade competition final at the Wonthaggi Table the popular event during Wonthaggi Table Tennis erda and Patricia Denier).

Tennis Association last Wednesday.

Association’s A Reserve Championship.

Runners up: Dirk Holwerda and Patricia Denier Open singles: Archie Paxton defeated Ashley Hewlett Handicap singles: Charley Donohue defeated Jake came in second in Wonthaggi Table Tennis Asso- in a brilliant five game set in Wonthaggi Table Tennis Stivic in Wonthaggi Table Tennis Association’s A ciation’s A Grade competition final. Association’s recent A Reserve Championship. Reserve Championship.

Clubs raise mental health awareness GIPPSLAND football and netball clubs have been keeping their eyes on the ball when it comes to the mental health and wellbeing of their members and communities. Nineteen clubs will participate in the third annual AFL Gippsland Mental Health Round program, with one feature match in each of the region’s eight senior football and netball competitions on Saturday, 1 July, dedicated to the cause. This round, MDU and Fish Creek will feature in the dedicated match for the Alberton Football Netball League. Home teams will wear light blue socks and netball bibs to raise awareness of mental health issues in the community, with the club that wins the most games of football and netball played on the day awarded the Mental Health Round Champions Cup. Following each game, the Alliance Medal will be presented to a player who best displays courage, determination and

teamwork on the football field or netball court. Mental Health Round originated in the AGL Loy Yang North Gippsland Football Netball League in 2014 and has since been developed by AFL Gippsland and the Gippsland Mental Health Alliance to include all senior leagues across the region, with funding provided by the Gippsland Primary Health Network. In addition to the themed round of competition, the project partners have arranged three community events – at Lindenow, Dalyston and Yarram football netball clubs – featuring AFL great and prominent mental health advocate Wayne Schwass as guest speaker. AFL Gippsland region general manger Travis Switzer said mental health continued to be one of the most important issues facing community football and netball clubs. “This program has been going for three years now and the support and feedback we get from clubs has been incredibly positive,” Switzer said. “We are very fortunate to have some-

one of Wayne’s profile and passion as our project ambassador and we have found his powerful story really resonates with those that hear it. “Hopefully the simple act of teams wearing different coloured football socks or netball bibs starts a conversation that makes a difference in someone’s life. “Football has proven a great vehicle for important community messages and if this initiative makes a difference to one person it is worth the exercise.” Latrobe Regional Hospital director of mental health and GMHA chair Cayte Hoppner said football and netball clubs had an important role to play in addressing mental health issues in the community. “Every football and netball club faces a challenge with mental health at some stage, but many don’t have the necessary resources to provide the support that is needed,” Ms Hoppner said. “The aim of this initiative is to engage the general community in a discussion about mental health to reduce stigma, and give factual and accurate information about access to services and treatment.”

Impressive results at shooting comp THE 40th Annual Howard and Schuback Gippsland Interschool Shooting Competition took place at the Sale Field and Game Range on the weekend. The weather was perfect as 163 students from 12 secondary schools throughout Gippsland were bussed into the range which is in the bush, to the south and west of Longford. Competition was under way soon after 9.30 am as squads of 5 were taken through 5 different stands which were set up in 2 different layouts. After a free shot to check the set-up of their firearm, shooters were given two targets at each stand to fire at with a single shot. Each squad thus had 10

targets in each of two rounds, as the 32 squads were taken around each of the layouts by club members who refereed and scored each squad. Students aged 15 and over shot as ‘Seniors’, whereas those 14 and under were classed as ‘Juniors’. Schools were carefully checking their individual and team scores as they were posted on the scoreboard, while also partaking in the fine fare provided by members of the club at the canteen. After the first round scores in each of the five events were very close with rounds of 10/10 only scored by two students. One of these, Mark du Rose from Flinders CCC, Traralgon, repeated the feat in his second round and was joined by four others to score 10/10 in their second round.

This could be the first time in the 40 year history of the competition that a perfect score has been achieved. Unfortunately records of earlier events have not been found, although we do have a recorded history of where each championship has been held, and the winning school team. Students were awarded prizes for first, second and third in each Division, and the winning team were also presented with trophies and the perpetual Howard and Schuback Shield. President John Hirt did the presentations and in doing so thanked the sponsors. A large competition like this cannot work smoothly, getting so many squads through two rounds each, presentations made and busses heading back to schools by 2pm, without a good number of volunteer

workers. President Hirt also thanked those members of F and G who gave up their day to set up the targets, organise the squads, referee and score the squads, write up the scores, stock and man the canteen, set up and man the armoury, keep the traps filled with targets, keep the facilities clean, pick up clays and empty bins into the tip. Parents and teachers were also commended for supporting students in their chosen sport and ensuring they were able to be at the competition. Organisers have also been in touch with Field and Game Australia with the aim of asking the winners of other school shooting events around the state to come together to have a state wide Schools Simulated Field and Game Championship.

Undefeated: Archie Paxton, Patricia Denier and Steve Anstey were in Wonthaggi’s unbeatable E1 team at the Victorian Table Tennis Country Championships in Bendigo. Archie was also the leading undefeated player and won a third medal in the U15 singles final.

Table tennis champs take on the state WONTHAGGI Table Tennis Association competed in the Victorian Table Tennis Country Championships in Bendigo recently. Many players enjoyed great success. The association congratulates its members who took part.

Shield winners: Wonthaggi’s winning E4 team included Ashley Hewlett, Beau Dobbins and Daniel Chetland at the Victorian Table Tennis Country Championships.

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Senior Knights score first win Seniors

THE sun may not have been out on Sunday for Leongatha Knights when it hosted Drouin Dragons, but for the Knights it came up sunny as it celebrated its first win for the season. With a relatively stable line up, the Knights team have been improving over the weeks and, with more control and time on the ball, have been seeing better results. With Tom Rycks back for his first game, Fergus Warren, Stuart McNaughton and Dylan Van Puyenbroek were in a defensive line of four, making it

difficult for Drouin to get a ball past Charlie Dougherty in the Knights’ goal. Knights started well into the wind and looked to settle best. When Ferg made a run down the left wing it was supported by Jack Bainbridge and Blake Moscript as forwards. Blake was able to take the pass from Ferg and get it to PJ O’Meara to beat a defender and score to the bottom left corner for the Knights’ first of the day. Knights had the majority of the attacks with Brian Gannon, Tom Barker and John Wilson thwarting many Drouin clearances and controlling the ball back into their attacking half. Drouin’s keeper made it hard for the Knights with plenty of saves and clearances.

The second half saw Ethan Bath, Sam Bainbridge and Shem Murphy come on the field and helped the Knights team stay in control of the match. Drouin was able to get an equaliser when a long range shot hit the cross bar but deflected back into play and hit keeper Charlie’s shoulder and rebounded into goal. The Knights team really started to put on the pressure as it felt it had more of the attacking play, but the score wasn’t reflective of the game at one all. Shots went wide, were saved or hit the posts, but they just wouldn’t find the back of the net. Finally, a foray down the left wing was crossed danger-

ously into the box and when Blake passed to Jack a Drouin defender unluckily got in the way and the contact resulted in a handball free kick penalty. Brian stepped up and whilst the Drouin keeper got hands onto the ball he wasn’t able to make the save. Leongatha was two to one. With minimal time remaining, Drouin tried hard to get back but the Leongatha Knights were able to hold out till the final whistle went and record their first win for the season.

U14s IT was a great game at Leongatha with the Knights making the most of their opportunities and defending well.

The Knights led early, but Drouin always threatened to come home. It was a tense ending but Leongatha hung on in a nail biter. Eddie Colwill, Evie Bath and Jarryd Bongers played well in defence and some great strikes from Hayden Clark, Tom Roberts and Luka Bobe were also highlights. Aidan Scott was solid throughout the game and Hamish Box did some great saves, especially in the second half. It’s been a while since the Knights have beaten Drouin. The final score was Knights 6 to Drouin 5.

U12s THE U12s played a great

match against Drouin, with every player contributing well to the match. Gerad Bashaw in goals did some great saves in the first half to prevent Drouin from scoring, while Kyran Friebe and Mitchell Bath were on the end of some good passing and individual play to score for the Knights. After the break, Drouin pushed hard and pulled a goal back, but the Knights scored twice more from Mitchell Bath and Oliver Brewis to seal a four to one win. It was hard to pick out individuals; Lilly McKenzie did some solid defensive work at centre back, Juan Lacanaria seemed to be everywhere in midfield, and Oliver Brewis showed great attacking drive,

but all players did well and were well-led by Oliver Buckley as captain. It was great to see Kody Chalmers performing well in defence, and a special note to River Thomas who had his first game, and showed good ball control and passed well under pressure. There will be no Seniors games for three weeks with Prom Coast Reserves next week, the school holiday week off and then the bye. A big return match against the all conquering Phillip Island will be on the July 23. A quick reminder that the Knights’ “Light of the Night” fundraiser is on July 1; doors open at 7pm.

Stars dazzle Lang Lang Seniors

INVERLOCH Stars’ Seniors travelled to Lang Lang, having not played a match for two weeks. The Stars started strongly and from the kick off, some sweet passing and movement lead to a sweeping cross from Gerson Pacheco which Jordan Tomas just failed to get on to. The Stars continued at a cracking pace, playing some beautiful football which was fantastic to watch. Lang Lang, however absorbed the attacks well with their defensive line, playing well together and their keeper making some good saves.

The Stars kept on the offensive with some good shots from Pat Gilbert and Gene Parini just missing the mark. Having taken some great pressure, Lang Lang hit the Stars on the break and a long ball down the middle split the Stars’ defence and a well taken finish meant it was one nil to Lang Lang at half time. The Stars did not berate themselves at half time, knowing the football they were playing would soon turn to goals and it did. Stuart Hutchison was dominating in midfield; linking up the defence and attack with skill and authority, he spread it wide and the subsequent cross from Pacheco was handled in the box.

Parini stepped up and slotted the ball just past the diving keeper. The Stars could smell blood and went up a gear again. Tomas received the ball in midfield and spread it expertly to Pacheco, who easily outpaced the defence and slotted the ball past the oncoming keeper.

Pacheco was on hand again to provide the cross for Tomas to make it three goals in 10 minutes for the Stars. The Stars controlled the game to the end with Micheal McClean and Aaron Fraser attacking down the wings, Denis Landron and Sean McCrossan keeping it tight in the middle of defence and Marco Orr having

a fine game at right back. The Stars were very pleased with the win, finishing three to one winners.

U14s INVERLOCH started the match superbly, with Toby Challinor scoring two quick goals to put his team up. The Stars kept the ball in their opposition’s half for long

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

periods of time, with a number of shots just missing. Lang Lang managed to put the ball in the back of the net late in the first half to get themselves back in the game. Inverloch got one back early on in the second half through Toby again to get back their two-goal cushion and put the game to bed 20 minutes later through Luca Gleeson who finished off a long pass from Spencer Chadwick. A terrific game in goals was played by Seb Toomey, who marshalled his defence well. Jack Duff and Liam Chiappini were busy in the midfield throughout the game. Great work from coach Marco, who regularly rotated the bench to keep everyone busy and warm. The final score was Inverloch four defeated Lang Lang one.

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Lang. It didn’t have to wait long before Finn Wilkinson, having his first stint at striker for the season, superbly finished to open up the Stars’ account. From here on it was simply a tremendous team effort with all players contributing evenly. It was very pleasing to see how they are progressing each week. As a team they are putting into practice what they are being taught and passing the ball well to each other. Without a doubt, the highlight of the day was a glorious run down the right wing by our quiet achiever Tyler Jenkins, which had the crowd roaring as he weaved past the first defender and then pushed the ball past another defender to find space and strike the ball with precision. Lang Lang was a very determined side and if it wasn’t such a team effort put in by the Stars the result could have been a lot different. The Stars left the field with an eight to two win.

Mirboo North triumph over Korumburra City KORUMBURRA City met with Mirboo North United at home. Seniors A THREE goal first half to the visiting side set up a win for Mirboo North United on a windy afternoon at Korumburra City’s home pitch. Korumburra’s Tom Sorrell managed to get the home side into the game with clean goal in the second half but Mirboo North continued to play well drilled shots, netting another two to take the win five to one. “I am afraid the game did not deserve that score line, but we did not do enough to win or draw,” playing coach Rory Cull said.

Women’s CITY went in confident but met with some stiff competition from United’s ladies. Plenty of attacking from City would see misses on goal in the trying conditions. Struggling to read the wind, City made some mistakes but kept trying hard. Impressive defence from Mirboo North would see shots on goal from City’s Lucy MacPherson and Jess Halkett deflected, resulting in numer-

ous corner kicks for the home side. Well delivered corners from MacPherson were mopped up by United’s defenders. At half time the game was anyone’s sitting at nil all. After the break, Mirboo North caught Korumburra napping. A turnover had United on the attack, drawing City goalie Bridie Allen out. United’s attacker broke free and found the net, only two minutes in. This lifted Mirboo North, but Korumburra was not letting go. Numerous corners with a couple of almost goals, but you can’t win the game without getting it past the keeper. A chance went begging when an indirect free was awarded to City in front of goal, but it wasn’t to be, as the United’s wall held up. An intense last three minutes of the game had Korumburra attacking relentlessly but Mirboo North once more managed to clear it from the pitch forcing throw in after throw in for the home side. Although City had many attempts, United found the net and deserved the win with out-

standing defence all game. Mirboo North was the victor one to zero.

Reserves MIRBOO North was quick to get scoring in windy conditions, taking a two goal to nil first half and following that up with three more goals in the second half to Korumburra’s none. The win was convincing with Mirboo North United five nil. Frustration for Korumburra resulted in a yellow card to goalie Michael Smith. It wasn’t to be Korumburra’s day. Simon Brady was a welcome addition to the team after returning from injury; although not 100 per cent he played well in defence. Player coach Phil Richards once more stood tall and settled the lads when required. Youngster Aidan Hall showed his pace, but couldn’t convert.

U15 Girls WIND and a sprinkle of rain didn’t stop Mirboo North United’s GSL filled squad take out a convincing win over Korumburra City’s girls. The opening five minutes

was hotly contested, both teams having good runs on goal with attackers being shut down by the respective defenders. The first goal for Mirboo North would open the flood gates, as it took the win six nil. United’s well drilled side out skilled the younger City team, but at the same time lifted the City girls’ skills. City was unlucky not to get a score on the board after some chances by sole attacker Estelle Rosse were shut down by United’s slick defenders. Coach Rose Hurst was extremely pleased with her side’s efforts against the power house that Mirboo North is, also praising first gamer Amelia Downie who played with passion, Jordan Egan who took a heavy knock but kept on going, and sisters Amelia and Fernanda Hurst who were both very solid in defence

U14s OPENING the day’s matches saw the U14s take to the pitch hungry for a win. Mirboo North used the wind to its advantage to keep Korumburra goal less for the first half. “Two goals from Riley Olden were not quite enough

for Korumburra City U14s against high flying Mirboo North,” coach Peter Jacques said. “Trying to come back from the two goal half time deficit, a valiant second half display saw them just run out of time for a three to two loss.”

U12 IN blustery conditions, City managed to take out a hard earned win over United, four to one. Coach Graham Beech extremely pleased with his team’s composure. “Everyone contributed and happily we kept our structure for the most part. Special mentions this week to Patrick in goal, who when Mirboo North got past our defence was decisive and put pressure on the attackers causing them to miss,” he said. “Liam Richards three goals were well assisted by Harrison who drove the ball over the defence and gave Liam many opportunities. Our defenders also played very well this week. “Well done to Joshua, Cooper, Fern and Liam Beech who all held firm against a very quick Mirboo North forward line.”

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| SPORT South Gippsland Indoor Bias Bowls AFTER the last pennant game for the season, the top two positions remained the same. Korumburra Blue had a comfortable win over Dumbalk, cementing its top position. Korumburra White also won over Mardan kept them in second, but causes Mardan to drop one position. Foster Fishys had a win over Buffalo to slip into third position. The first week of finals started with the two Korumburra teams facing off and Foster Fishys against Mardan, a rematch of round nine. Bowlers can look for-

ward to an exciting three weeks of finals ahead. Good bowling to all those involved. Don’t forget the tournament day on Sunday, July 9, at Dumbalk. A great day of bowls, everyone is welcome. Please get your names to the secretary as soon as possible.

Ladder K’burra Blue ..........26 K’burra White ........26 Foster Fishys ...........22 Mardan....................20 Buffalo .....................14 Dumbalk...................12

+50 +34 +26 +3 -77 -36

Foster indoor THERE was a great turn up of 11 players last Saturday night. As usual, two games of 12 ends were played.

The competition was closely fought with varying results all round. The winning team for the night, the only ones with two wins under their belt, were Charlie Tyers and Paul Pangrazzi. A really enjoyable 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. It costs $4 to play with a light supper to follow. Phone names in to the club 5682 2061, or for further details phone Bev on 0408 369 298.

Mardan EIGHT bowlers turned up on the shortest day or

the longest night depending upon which way one wants to think about it. They played two games of 10 ends with four teams of two players. The winning team of the night was Ian Hasty and Bev Greenwood with two wins and 12 ends and 11 shots. The runners up team comprising of John McColl and Denyse Menzies with one win, gaining six ends and ending with four shots up. The club hopes all the bowlers that are feeling under the weather are well again and back at it next week. That’s all for this week, RG.

• Leongatha Badminton

Kristen’s top win KRISTEN Bentley has been a shining light at Leongatha Badminton this season. Coming all the way from Yarram each night she has produced some excellent matches culminating in a comeback singles win over Mike Timpano 15-12. Kristen also combined beautifully with her Honda teammates to secure a crushing win over Ford. Simon Perks was a stand out contributor finding a way to defeat the gun tennis player Glenn Kleeven who appears to be carrying some injury concerns. Perhaps a tall glass

of concrete is in order. Toyota was pushed all the way in its contest against Holden with the result being a narrow six point win to Toyota. Steve Johnson back from his overseas trip played really well, even while he had some jet lag. Joel Langstaff had the better of Alan McEachern but for Holden Arthur Grabham and Rhonda Newton turned on a brilliant match to nearly get their team over the line. The Nissan side is battling at present and the only wins it had this week were Frank Dekker’s singles win over Josh Almond and Phil Munro defeating Matt Patterson.

All the rest of the sets went Subaru’s way that now have risen to second on the ladder and look a good chance to win this year’s premiership. The final match for review witnessed Mazda have an enthralling victory over Kia in a brilliant contest.Trent Hughes was the top player in this match, winning all his sets over the wily Les Swift. Jamie Davidson also had a top night winning most of his sets. Shaun Helms and Tom Dudley were the best performed players for Kia who will need to lift their work rate if they want to contest finals action. All players are re-

minded the coveted club championships event is just around the corner on July 4 and all players are encouraged to contest this prestigious event, with events on offer to suit all standards of play.

Rount 7 results Subaru 6/106 d Nissan 2/64, Mazda 4/92 d Kia 4/84, Toyota 4/96 d Holden 4/90, Honda 7/116 d Ford 1/68.

Top trio: winners at Inverloch on Wednesday were Doug Archer (skip), Judy Parker and Paul Holmes.

Inverloch WEDNESDAY’S mixed social bowls at Inverloch drew an average winter crowd with two 12 end games of three bowl triples. Two teams won both games. The winners, with 35 points, were Doug Archer (S), Paul Holmes and Judy Parker. Runners up, with 34 points, were Linda Gallyot (S), Marg Griffin and Allan Johnstone. On Thursday, the South Gippsland Midweek League played its weekly game at Inverloch, and the president’s team took out the prize money. Sunday saw the mixed mufti teams back on the greens, in bowling weath-

er which was rather fresh and invigorating, and no team was able to win both games, which says something about the climate. Two teams finished with a win and a draw. Winners, with 29 points, were Nic Van Grunsven (S), Jim Lye and Judy Parker. Runners up, with 28 points were Lois Luby (S), Marg Griffin, Jill Bateman and Ann Lye. The mixed social bowlers will be back next Wednesday and Sunday, June 28 and July 2 respectively. Friday, June 30, is meal night at the Inverloch Bowls Club and diners are asked to sign on at the blackboard near the front door, or phone their inter-

est no later than Thursday to be sure of a seat. The next Open Pairs contest at Inverloch is scheduled for Saturday, July 22, and all interested players are asked to register well in advance to be certain of a place as this event is staged on a ‘first come - first served’ basis. Carpet bowls is played on Monday mornings, beginning at 10 am and finishing around 12.30pm, followed by a light lunch. It’s always fun and only $5 a game. A number of Inverloch bowlers distinguished themselves at the Australian National Championships in Queensland, and a more detailed account of their success will follow next week.

Ladder Toyota ......................................59 Subaru .....................................55 Mazda ......................................54 Kia ...........................................38 Honda .......................................38 Holden ......................................36 Nissan.......................................21 Ford ..........................................19

Think About It through to grand final THINK About It had its most convincing win of the season in the preliminary final when it played a disciplined and crushing brand of table tennis, defeating The Stallions eight rubbers to three. This would have been nine to two had Michael Westaway not got a lucky edge in the fifth game to keep him in the rubber against Trish Denier. Had the shot missed Trish won 11/9 but it took the edge to level 10 all and Michael went on to win 12/10. Think About It now have all week to work out a strategy to topple the hot favourites, Mixtures. The KeenAgers group of social table tennis play-

Sunday champs: Inverloch’s Sunday mixed social winners were Judy Parker, Jim Lye and Nic Van Grunsven (skip).

Poker heats up in South Gippsland

In action: Bryce Holwerda stretches to return a shot to opponent Michael Westaway. Bryce’s partner was Trish Denier. ers held their annual “Arthur Gregory” luncheon at Bair’s Hotel on Tuesday after their regular morning hit out. The association has now been going for 12 years with the Tuesday and Thursday morning “exercise” session

from 9am to noon. New players are always welcome. Contact Ian on 0428 625 578 for more details. A Reserve Grade starts its next competition on Wednesday, June 28, if you wish to

come along and join in please contact Bill Haw on 0409 217 900. A Grade will starts its new season from Tuesday, July 18, and Michael Holwerda is the contact for this on 0429 641 354.

Local clubs benefit from VicHealth grants THREE local sporting clubs have shared in just over $7500 worth of State Government funding under the VicHealth Active Club grant scheme. Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien congratulated the Nerrena Cricket

Club ($2845), Outtrim-Moyarra-Kongwak Cricket Club ($1746) and Sale Hockey Club ($3000) on their successful applications. The funds will be used by each club to purchase new equipment. Mr O’Brien said grants like these are making a significant contribution to our community by easing some of the burden and allowing clubs

to keep membership fees to a minimum. “The sporting clubs provide a great service to our community and I am delighted to see them receiving some much needed funding.” “These grants are about supporting locals to get active and embrace a healthy lifestyle, no matter what age, gender or ability.” Mr O’Brien said VicHealth

Active Club grants are available to local sporting groups with priority giving to those aiming to increase female participation or create new sport opportunities for the area. The next round of Active Club grants open on August 21. For more information about VicHealth’s Active Clubs Grants, go to

MONDAY (June 19) saw several Wonthaggi players descend upon McCartins Hotel to fight over points and the successful winner was Justin Van Gisbergen ahead of Maddi Johnston. At Korumburra, Brendan Van Hensler headed the field and at Foster Don Hill and Antonino Ditta fought out for the top spot over a lengthy hour plus battle. At one stage Antonino had Don down to just enough chips for one more hand before events turned and the game was done. With one week to go to the end of the season, players are hoping they have good hands to help them gain points at the different venues. Highest placed players stand a chance to be selected to play in several high profile events over the next two months. The “Best of the Best” event takes place in Au-

gust and the Monthly States Championships runs the day after. July features the State Championships and a special two day event in Wonthaggi on the first weekend at the Wonthaggi Golf Club. Several hundred players are expected to attend these events. Season 2 -2017 McCartins Hotel 1 Di Roach 703.5; 2 Justine Camilleri 651.5; 3 Toni West 527; 4 Tyler Shanahan 470; 5 Bart Ruyter 456; 6 Adrian Worcester 408; 7 Ian ‘KANGA’ Rutherford 402; 8 Kaye Hanson 356.5 Season 2 – 2017 Korumburra Hotel 1 Di Roach 675; 2 Ian Evison 623; 3 Mikalah Macpherson 527.5; 4 Iain Riddell 491; 5 Bradley Nation 427.5; 6 Ian ‘KANGA’ Rutherford 424; 7 Kaye Hanson 416.5; 8 Stephen Hannon 411 Season 2 – 2017 Exchange Hotel, Foster 1 Di Roach 703.5; 2 Justine Camilleri 651.5; 3 Toni West 527; 4 Tyler Shanahan

470; 5 Bart Ruyter 456; 6 Adrian Worcester 408; 7 Ian ‘KANGA’ Rutherford 402; 8 Kaye Hanson 356.5 Weekly tournament June 21, 2017-Exchange Hotel Foster 7pm 1 Don Hill; 2 Antonino Ditta; 3 Stephen Green; 4 Rocco Maruzza; 5 Matt Da Costa; 6 Sebastian Emanuel; 7 Josh Toner; 8 Shaun Lanyon Weekly tournament June 20, 2017-Middle Pub Korumburra 7pm 1 Brendan ‘Van’ Hensler; 2 Shane Dole; 3 Stephen Hannon; 4 Troy Cranston; 5 Bradley Nation; 6 Iain Riddell; 7 Jonathan Sidebottom; 8 Nathan Irvin; 9 Jason ‘Matho’ Mathieson Weekly tournament June 19, 2017-McCartins Hotel Leongatha 7pm 1 Justin Van Gisbergen; 2 Maddi Johnston; 3 Di Roach; 4 Justine Camilleri; 5 Toni West; 6 Millie Morter; 7 Mikalah Macpherson; 8 Stephen Hannon; 9 Rick Olierook; 10 Henry Logan

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Proud winners: Bronwyn Debenham and Libby Seebeck were the winners of the Walter and Eliza 4BBB.

Leongatha THE Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research was the beneficiary of entries fees and raffle proceeds last week for the 4BBB event. This worthwhile organisation is the oldest research

institute in Australia in which scientists undertake research in a range of areas, preventing and treating disease. Each year, Golf Victoria and the Institute provide trophies for all Victorian clubs to hold this event. The elated winners of this event were Bronwyn Debenham and Libby Seebeck, with 47 points, well ahead of the rest of the field. Lesley Renwick and Marea Maher were runners up with 43 points. Down the line balls were won by Julie Howard and Marg Berry, Barb Miller and Coral Gray and Jocelyn Howson and Else Gedye on 40 points, mother and daughter combination Loris Clark and Sue Bowler 39 points and Lianne Adamson and Toni West, Nan Meagher and Max Eabry and Karen Bear and Melinda Martin on 38 points. Colleen Touzel was closest to the flag on the 14th and Wendy Parker on the 16th. Second shot nearest the pins went to Marie Sands on the 14th and Barb Miller on the 16th. Marie Sands had a good win in the nine hole event with


Winners: Carol Johnson and Heather Sullivan won the Secret Partner-Stableford at the Woorayl Golf Club.

Woorayl ladies THERE were 15 players who took part in the Secret Partner – Stableford event on Wednesday, June 21, which was also the celebration of the Winter solstice – summer is now on its way. There were a few showers throughout the day that required ‘umbrellas up’ but when the sun broke through its rays were warming. The recent rain has seen the winter conditions starting to show on the fairways with the course softening and cart restriction areas now in place around the greens. The intrigue of the day was playing but being aware that the score posted would be matched with someone

else at the end of the day to determine the winners. The ‘luck of the draw’ created a close result with only one point separating the first four pairs. The winners with a combined score of 59 points were Carol Johnson 27 points (29) and Heather Sullivan 32 points (21). NTP: eighth S. Thomas, 11th H. Sullivan and 17th A. Poole. DTL balls: 58 points - S. Rayson 28 points (13) and E. Berryman 30 points (15), and 57 points – I. Giliam 29 points (34) and L. Young 28 points (33). This week: Stableford – Woorayl to host the Woorayl/ Mirboo North Challenge.

Thursday winner: Bruce Betts turned in an amazing 45 points in Meeniyan Peter Wilson: won Golf Club’s mixed compeMeeniyan Golf Club’s tition. Tuesday event with 40 Meeniyan points. PLAYERS continued to en-

Par: Reg Hannay won Saturday’s event at the Meeniyan Golf Club.

joy good playing conditions throughout the week with good scores on each day of competition. Tuesday saw a great field turn out with vice captain Peter Wilson coming home with a magnificent 40 points. Thursday’s mixed competition saw Bruce Betts turn in an earth shattering 45 points and losing a stroke off his handicap. Saturday was a much loved par event with Reg Hannay carding +3 on the day. Congratulations to all winners.

TUESDAY, June 20, saw Greg Ellt continue his bushranger like form at his new home course at Leongatha Golf Club, upstaging the field with 39 points to record best score of the day over A Grader David Forbes with 37 points. DTLs went to Tyler Marotti (36), Geoff McDonald (36), Ted Rudge (34), Bruce Hutton (34), Fred de Bondt (33), Grant McRitchie (32), Andy Bassett (32), Peter Horman (32), Frank Gill (32), Michael Thomas (31), Terry Grace (31), Bert Borg (31), Wayne Keen (30), Garry Friend (30), Ian Barlow (29) and Peter Waters (29) c/b. NTPs were won by Bruce Hutton on the 14th (55cm) and 16th Ian Barlow (3.65m). On Thursday, June 22, 71 players played in ideal conditions but only Chris Leaver took full advantage, crafting a very good 38 points to win A Grade and best score of the day. Andy Bassett won B Grade over Allan Schache on c/b, both with 34 points, with Bruce Cathie taking C Grade with a fine 35 points. DTLs went to John Payne (36) Frank Smedley (34), Kevin Scott (34), Allan Schache (34), Greg Ellt (34), Geoff McDonald (33), John Moor (33), Karen Bear (33), Terry Grace (32), Bert Borg (32), John McInnes (32), John Simon (32), David Vorwerg (31), Jon R Smith (31), Bruce Clark (31), Antony Roberts (31) and Barry Day (31) NTPs were won by Rob Martin on the14th (110cm) and 16th Ray Burton (2.04m). Saturday, June 24, was the annual Westaway Memorial Open Ambrose Pairs with a good field of 38 pairs in the competition. A handicap winner, with an excellent net score of 64.5, was the pair of John Wheatley and Alexander Hill. Runners up in the handicap event were father and son team of Michael and Ryan Thomas with 65.75 net. Not only did they nearly take out the handicap event, but Michael and Ryan took out the scratch event with a very tidy 69 off the sticks. They seem to have a stranglehold on this scratch event

an excellent 20 points. Down the line balls were won by Chris Lay on 19 and Pat Pease 18 points. Captain Shirley Welsford congratulated Rebecca Thomas on becoming a finalist in the Genesis Cup. This is a Golf Link on line event which records scores at each players’ home club. If a player finishes in the top eight of the series they earn the right to play off at the Genesis Golf Link Final in Sydney with attached VIP hospitality experiences, and the opportunity to win a car. Saturday, June 24: Mixed Ambrose Pairs Winners: Ross and Glenyce McRobert 70 Down the line: Norm Hughes and Dot Stubbs 72.75, Marg Griffiths and Marea Maher 73, and Wendy Parker and Sue Woods 76 Nearest the Pin: Lynda Bassett

in recent years. DTLs went to the pairs of Oscar and Stuart Harry (66), Jon R Smith and Allan Schache (66), John Eabry and David Forbes (66.25), Alan Kuhne and John Dumont (67), Chris Leaver and Bruce Clark (67.5), John Feddersen and Ken Wardle (68.5), Nick Shaw and Brock Fennell (68.5), Rodney Hopcraft and Geoffrey Tyson (68.5) and Thomas Williamson and Alan Briggs (68.75). NTPs were won by John Dumont on14th (0.96m) and 16th Michael Thomas (3.58m). Also congratulations to the pair of John French and Ian Watson for an eagle three on the par five sixth hole; great shooting. Well done to all who played in this Westaway Memorial event.

Woorayl FIFTY four golfers competed in the June monthly medal on Saturday a cooler day not reflecting the number of participants. Sponsor for the day was Thornton’s Bakery – the club thanked Darren for his generous support. A Grade was won by Rob Gourlay with 73 net, B Grade and medal winner was Matt Smith with a great 68 net and C Grade was taken out by Geoff Forrester with a solid 75 net. The course is looking a treat at the moment with a lot of projects being completed thanks to Greg and all of the members helping out. Balls down the line went to M. Grist, G. Calder, Damien Burge, Dale Burge, G. Young, G. Johnson and G. Salmon. Nearest the pins on eighth was R. Goodwin and on the 17th A. Hillis. The raffle was won by ‘Bob Beilby Syndicate’. Good luck to all taking out cards this week.

Foster TUESDAY, June 20: Winner: Peter Dight 39 points. NTP: sixth Dave Hutchinson. DTL: D. Hutchinson 38 and J. Mathers 36. Wednesday, June 21: Stableford Multiplication Winners: Rae Knee and Frances McGlead 51 points. NTP: sixth K. Morris and 17th F. McGlead. DTL: G. Tyers and K. Morris 38 c/b. Thursday, June 22: Sta-

Team effort: Korumburra’s Foursomes Championship Scratch winners were Joan Peters and Beryl Brown (right), with runners up Heather Grist and Chris Rickard. Joan and Beryl were also runners up in the Handicap event.

Well done: Korumburra’s Foursomes Championship Handicap winners were Barb Twite and Pam Eyers.

Korumburra ladies TWENTY women played in the Foursomes Championship last week, with a touch of sunshine as well as some light drizzle for the golfers. Two pairs, Joan Peters and Beryl Brown, and Heather Grist and Chris Rickard, finished with the same scratch score of 102, so a play-off was needed. Congratulations to Joan and Beryl, who won this very close match after an additional five holes. Thanks to Lee who walked the extra holes to referee the play-off. Well done to and Pam Eyers (38) and Barb Twite

bleford Winner: Drew Studham 44 points. NTP: 17th D. Hutchinson. DTL: Daylight, P. Dight 37, D. Hutchinson 36, P. Spencer 35 and G. Draeger 35. Friday, June 23: Chook Run (back nine) Winner: L. McKenzie 18 points c/b. NTP: 17th C. Riddell. DTL: G. Phelan 18 and C. Gray 17. Saturday, June 24: Stableford Winner A Grade: T. Vanin 39 points. Winner B Grade: John Pruyn 42 points. NTP: fourth P. Spencer, sixth S. Rathjen, 13th P. Dight, 15th J. Pruyn and 17th J. Freeman. DTL: G. Watkins 41, P. Dight 39 and S. Rathjen 37. Nine hole: Scott Rathjen. Two Eagles: T. Vanin 10 balls and Stuart Canning 10 balls. Friday night members’ draw: Merryn Bevis was drawn out but was not here to collect the $950 offer. Next Friday night jackpot is now worth $1000 Members have to be present to win the jackpot. Saturday night members’ draw: jackpot now $260 for next Saturday. Last week, Don Scarlett was drawn out but was not here to collect $ 240.

(23) who won the Foursomes Championship Handicap event with 108(30.5)77.5, from Joan Peters (22) and Beryl Brown (26), 102(24)78. As there were no NTPs due to the game of Foursomes, third place was awarded to Heather Grist (21) and Chris Rickard (20), with 102(20.5)81.5. A warm welcome was extended to Janet Arrott-Watt and the club hopes to have Janet out on the course more regularly in the coming months. Next Wednesday there will now be a Four Ball event so please arrive by 9.15am so teams can be drawn by Betty Thomson and Barb Twite, who are sending the field out. The four women in the

McLaren final will play off the first tee prior to the daily event golfers. Good luck to the finalists Corrie George and Jan Hewitt, and Heather Grist and Lynette McIvor. A team went to Lang Lang last Friday to play in a modified four person Ambrose event. All enjoyed the day and the only win was by Jenny Blackmore with a lucky number prize. The club is most appreciative to all the people who attended the ABBA function on Saturday to help make the night such a success. The evening was very enjoyable, with lots of music and visions from the 70’s. Thanks too, to the organisers and those who provided raffle prizes and prepared the supper. Please let members of the social committee know if you are able to attend or make up a table for the Goods and Services Auction on Saturday, July 15, at the cost of $30 for a two course meal. To guarantee a place, tickets will be sold prior to the event so that catering and seating arrangements can be organised. Contact David on 0408 515622 for further information. This is a major fundraiser for the club so please support this function.

Impressive wins: the B Grade winner was Pam Russell and the A Grade winner was Marg Johnson.

Wonthaggi ladies A BIG congratulations goes to all the 23 ladies who turned up to play on Wednesday and started off in the rain; most unusual and great dedication. However, as much as it threatened, it was mainly fluff and bubble and the day was fine. The early morning rain did soften the course even more and this was reflected in the DSR coming in at the max 74. There were two grades and Marg Johnson played very steady golf. She returned (12) 35 points (including a par on all five par threes which helped her score). This was the best A Grade

score on the day. B Grade was won by Pam Russell, also known as Mrs Dependable, (25) 33 points. She inspires everyone with her lovely golf and enthusiasm. No birdies, but there were two gobblers on the 11th; one by Chrissy Yann and the other a wonderful up and in from the sand by Heather Wintle. Her playing partners were in awe of the result. NTP went to Delores Harvey on second Betty Bowmar on eighth. BDL went to Irene Walsh 33, Delores Harvey 32, Sara Beale 31, Geraldine Prentice 30, Catherine Bolding 29, Sev Piasente 28, and Donna Van Veenendaal 26 on c/b 2 others.

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| SPORT • Leongatha Cycling

Cyclists battle the elements in Road Championships CLUB racing saw riders endure some winter weather with the temperature dropping to single digits, some light showers and a steady wind. The riders were competing in the club Road Championships with racing from Pound Creek. It was reasonably sheltered adjacent the fire station but out on the circuit the wind was cold and energy sapping. The Seniors raced two laps of the circuit (total 48km) and the seven riders kept the pace on all the way. The second climb up the golf course hill saw a couple of riders lose contact so that the final dash to the line on the Pound Creek Road was contested by just five riders. Thomas McFarlane, better known for his track speed, had too much speed for the others and won from Will Lumby and Brett Franklin. Harrison McLean finished in fourth just ahead of brother Oliver. In the B Grade race, also over two laps, Phil Handley turned up for the first ride of the season after completing a holiday ride from the bottom of Italy to the top of Italy, including several of the mountain climbs used in the Tour of Italy. On the first lap he powered away with Damien King keeping him company and a very determined Morgan Barnes running a lone chase. The second lap saw Phil ride away and power home for a convincing win. Meanwhile, Morgan Barnes caught up with Damian King with just a couple of kilometres left and managed to grab second with King in third. Mark Bensley rode a largely solo race for fourth whilst the other starters said the cold and one lap was enough. In the C Grade race, Alex Welsh on his hand cycle sled was not as troubled by the wind as he sat just a few centimetres above the road. With just one lap to ride, he made his move over the golf course hill splitting the field and also having a convincing win. Next home was Peter McLean followed by Greg Bradshaw and Kerrie Fitzgerald. In the Junior race, Thomas Fitzgerald had Kaleb Jans, Caleb Murphy and Felicity Waddell all working well and sharing the job of riding into the win, content that he could cover the final sprint moves. In the dash to the line it was a convincing win to Thomas followed by Felicity with a narrow margin over Kaleb Jans and a further gap to Caleb Murphy. Next week, the racing will start at Leongatha North and race out to Trida and return. This should suit the hill climbers. There is also a meeting on Tuesday night at the RSL to review the recently prepared club plan. In a busy weekend, club members were again in action for the Gippsland Road titles, raced around the Nerrena and Mardan circuit.

The seniors and masters raced over two laps whilst the juniors and women raced one lap. Again, the Sunday morning start saw temperatures at 8C and with a strong north westerly wind blowing. This resulted in riders having a headwind up the Mardan climb and then a strong headwind down the hills back into Leongatha. In the Elite Men Division, Brett Franklin went on the attack in the first lap and carried a lead of around one minute 30 seconds over the line the first time. However, the bunch kicked into gear with the tail wind and downhill run out of Leongatha. By the time the riders reached the climb up to Mardan, Brett had been reeled in and Daniel Furmston of the Latrobe Valley Club went on the attack. Just before the first two kilometre climb eases there was a shakeout in the bunch as Chris Joustra (Latrobe) and Thomas McFarlane surged up to the leader. This saw just three riders left chasing – Will Lumby, Harrison McLean and Paul Collins (Latrobe) with the others scattered along the climb. The leaders kept the pace going and slowly built their lead and reached the finish line with a two minute gap. The downhill dash to the line saw Thomas McFarlane take the title ahead of Furmston and Joustra. Paul Collins led home the chasers with Harrison McLean fifth, Will Lumby sixth, Matt Parkinson (Warragul) seventh, Brett Franklin eighth, Glen Marriott (Warragul) ninth and Conor Bagot (Warragul) 10th. In the masters race, there were two riders in the over 60 group and they raced just the one lap. Kevin Feely, who did not race on Saturday, had the fresher legs and took the win whilst Phil Handley did not back up well on the second day and had to settle for second. In the 35 to 55 grouping, racing over two laps, the field was all together at the top of the climb to Mardan but split on the headwind and downhill run back into Leongatha. Shane Stiles and Rob Monk, both from Warragul, were the chief protagonists and soon had the race to themselves. At the finish it was Stiles narrowly over Monk. Leigh Stott from the Leongatha Club managed to pick up some help from dropped elite riders as he raced back to Leongatha for third. In the Junior race, also over one lap, Oliver McLean and Thomas Fitzgerald soon raced away. They powered up the hill to Mardan, catching the Masters field ahead before easing and waiting for the sprint to the line. McLean saluted in first with Fitzgerald second and Kaleb Jans in third. The women’s race was also run over one lap. The women were happy to support each other and make sure all survived the conditions and reach the line. The downhill dash saw Felicity Waddell win from Bernadette Fitzgerald whilst Kerrie Fitzgerald took third place.

Above, Tight race: Morgan Barnes was second, Phil Hanley came in first and Damien King finished third in the B Grade Division of the Road Championships. Left, Top three: Alex Welsh (centre) was the winner, with Peter McLean (left) coming in second and Greg Bradshaw coming in third in the C Grade race of the Road Championships.

A Grade: while Will Lumby came in second (left) and Brett Franklin came in third (right),Thomas McFarlane (centre) was crowned club champion.

Junior stars: second placed Felicity Waddell and third place Kaleb Jans (right) congratulated club champion Thomas Fitzgerald (centre).

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Parrots netball A Grade Leongatha 72 d Bairnsdale 37 Auction player - Taylah Brown. Awards: Lyn Rose - Laura Higgins, Serafino’s - Kate Sperling, Evans Petroleum - Shannon Danckert. Great game girls. We came out strong, continuing to play our own game to bring it home. Good win ladies.

B Grade

Deflect: Allies’ Merinda Greeves leaps in front of the ball to stop a pass to Stony Creek’s Kaitlin Funnell. Photo courtesy Gerard Bruning-@

Alberton netball Results - Round 13 June 24 A Grade: Toora 46 d Tarwin 24, Foster 41 d Fish Creek 37, Stony Creek 73 d DWWWW 12. B Grade: Toora 76 d Tarwin 17, Fish Creek 54 d Foster 40, Stony Creek 59 d DWWWW 17. C Grade: Toora 34 d Tarwin 25, Fish Creek 41 d Foster 26, Stony Creek 52 d DWWWW 12. 17 & Under: Toora 45 d Tarwin 25, Foster 27 d Fish Creek 19, Stony Creek 45 d DWWWW 21. 15 & Under: Tarwin 22 d Toora 17, Fish Creek 22 d Foster 16. 13 & Under: Tarwin 35

d Toora 1, Foster 37 d Fish Creek 24, DWWWW 13 d Stony Creek 9.

Ladders A Grade MDU ...........................327.65 Fish Creek ..................181.32 Foster..........................143.75 Toora ............................91.65 Stony Creek...................97.92 Tarwin ...........................82.75 DWWWW.....................10.94 B Grade Toora ..........................196.73 MDU ...........................181.10 Fish Creek ..................172.60 Foster.......................... 120.11 Stony Creek...................67.30 Tarwin ...........................74.36 DWWWW.....................22.54 C Grade MDU ...........................263.57 Fish Creek ..................196.33 Foster..........................108.00 Toora .......................... 115.94

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Stony Creek...................84.09 Tarwin ...........................76.09 DWWWW.....................15.50 17 & Under MDU ...........................391.19 Foster.......................... 137.11 Fish Creek ..................105.03 Toora ..........................123.62 Tarwin ...........................71.61 Stony Creek...................49.66 DWWWW.....................21.81 15 & Under Fish Creek ..................286.67 Foster..........................144.68 Tarwin ..........................69.63 MDU .............................54.64 Toora .............................64.97 13 & Under Foster..........................312.50 Tarwin ........................304.24 Fish Creek ..................250.34 Toora ............................52.67 MDU .............................41.90 DWWWW.....................39.19 Stony Creek...................16.31

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Intense game: Korumburra Bena’s goal attack Emma Kyle was quick on the court during Saturday’s game against Garfield.

West Gippsland netball Results - Round 11 A Grade: Nar Nar Goon 45 d Bunyip 26, KorumburraBena 103 d Garfield 10, Dalyston 76 d Kilcunda-Bass 6, Phillip Island 40 d Koo Wee Rup 24. B Grade: Nar Nar Goon 43 d Bunyip 29, KorumburraBena 65 d Garfield 13, Dalyston 57 d Kilcunda-Bass 20, Koo Wee Rup 54 d Phillip Island 42. C Grade: Bunyip 44 d Nar Nar goon, KorumburraBena 58 d Garfield 6, Dalyston 62 d Kilcunda-Bass 13, Koo Wee Rup 48 d Phillip Island 16. Under 17: Bunyip 29 d Nar Nar Goon 17, Korumburra-Bena 72 d Garfield 9, Dalyston 63 d Kilcunda-Bass 13, Phillip Island 39 d Koo Wee Rup 19. Under 15: Bunyip 26 d Nar Nar Goon 13, Korumburra-Bena 37 d Garfield 7, Dalyston 33 d Kilcunda-Bass 12, Phillip Island 53 d Koo Wee Rup 4. Under 13: Bunyip 21 d

Nar Nar Goon 3, Korumburra-Bena 39 d Garfield 5, Koo Wee Rup 19 d Phillip Island 16.

Ladders A Grade Korum-Bena ..............261.96 Dalyston .....................203.62 Phillip Island..............145.99 Koo Wee Rup .............141.76 Nar Nar Goon ............134.67 Inverloch-K’wak .........123.27 Bunyip .........................109.50 Cora Lynn......................81.85 Kilcunda-Bass ...............36.89 Garfield .........................15.50 B Grade Korum-Bena ..............209.09 Dalyston .....................163.13 Inverloch-K’wak .......155.49 Cora Lynn ..................125.20 Koo Wee Rup .............109.22 Bunyip ......................... 119.34 Nar Nar Goon................89.57 Phillip Island .................91.85 Kilcunda-Bass ...............34.90 Garfield .........................31.75 C Grade Cora Lynn ..................168.83 Koo Wee Rup .............203.60 Dalyston .....................187.07 Korum-Bena ..............139.30 Bunyip ........................174.37 Nar Nar Goon.............. 110.03 Inverloch-K’wak .........108.67

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Phillip Island .................61.79 Garfield .........................26.08 Kilcunda-Bass ...............23.68 Under 17 Dalyston .....................282.35 Korum-Bena ..............236.45 Inverloch-K’wak .......147.84 Cora Lynn ..................145.58 Phillip Island.............. 118.55 Koo Wee Rup ................79.56 Bunyip ...........................67.27 Kilcunda-Bass ...............58.54 Nar Nar Goon................41.26 Garfield .........................34.68 Under 15 Phillip Island..............346.22 Korum-Bena ..............223.46 Inverloch-K’wak .......160.62 Cora Lynn ..................154.04 Dalyston .....................133.19 Bunyip ...........................95.13 Kilcunda-Bass ...............72.52 Nar Nar Goon................54.98 Koo Wee Rup ................32.03 Garfield .........................24.02 Under 13 Cora Lynn ..................209.02 Phillip Island..............231.40 Koo Wee Rup .............197.69 Korum-Bena ..............162.69 Dalyston .....................226.36 Bunyip ...........................73.87 Inverloch-K’wak ...........76.06 Nar Nar Goon................18.03 Garfield ...........................6.40 Kilcunda-Bass .................0.00

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Leongatha 47 drew Bairnsdale 47 Auction player - Jaclyn Smith. Awards: Sportsfirst Simone Dekker, Rusty Windmill - Abby Davison, Baker’s Delight - Kasie Rump. With the inclusion of Maddie Kerr, Danielle Mackie and Lucy Vernon we called on the U/17s’ skills of Ash Giliam, Lily Scott and Simone Dekker. In a toughly contested match Simone Dekker stepped up to B Grade and made an impact. Keep working hard and closing the tough games.

C Grade Leongatha 51 d Bairnsdale 23 Auction player - Elicia Garnham. Awards: Network Video - Elicia Garnham, Evans Petroleum - Zali Rogers, Rusty Windmill - Melinda

McLennan. Great game girls. Let’s keep up the good work every week. Go Parrots.

Under 17 Leongatha 39 d Bairnsdale 28 Awards: Forage & Grind - Lily Scott, Voyage Fitness Taylah Brown. A long drive, and all the girls put their best effort on the court. Maffra was just too strong. Work on the little things and bring it on next week.

Under 15 Leongatha 34 d Bairnsdale 31 Awards: Rusty Windmill Beth Scott, McDonald’s - Stacey Giliam, Baker’s Delight Bell Grabham-Andrews. It was a tough game although everyone kept their heads up. We came away with a win, but lots to work on.

Under 13 Bairnsdale 20 d Leongatha 19 Awards: Network Video - Mia Deenen, Baker’s Delight - Ada Hill, McDonald’s - Harper McLennan. Bad luck girls, it was a close game and we kept trying. We know we can match it with the top teams, we need to learn to play four strong quarters.

Gippsland netball Results - Round 10 A Grade: Leongatha 72 d Bairnsdale 37, Moe 52 d Warragul 41, Drouin 50 d Morwell 29, Traralgon 69 d Wonthaggi Power, Maffra 48 d Sale 29. B Grade: Leongatha 47 d Bairnsdale 43, Moe 49 d Warragul 32, Drouin 38 d Morwell 28, Wonthaggi Power 33 d Traralgon 25, Sale 49 d Maffra 34. C Grade: Leongatha 51 d Bairnsdale 23, Warragul 29 d Moe 25, Drouin 37 d Morwell 28, Wonthaggi Power 33 d Traralgon 28, Maffra 43 d Sale 24. Under 17: Leongatha 39 d Bairnsdale 30, Moe 43 d Warragul 12, Drouin 26 d Morwell 16, Sale 43 d Maffra 33. Under 15: Leongatha 34 d Bairnsdale 31, Moe 55 d Warragul 44, Morwell 34 d Drouin 29, Wonthaggi Power 35 d Traralgon 19, Sale 40 d Maffra 34. Under 13: Bairnsdale 20 d Leongatha 19, Moe 50 d Warragul 3, Morwell 31 d Drouin 6, Traralgon 30 d Wonthaggi Power 19, Sale 39 d Maffra 22.

Ladders A Grade Traralgon ...................188.18 Drouin ........................145.45 Morwell ......................130.47 Leongatha .................. 112.08 Moe .............................105.84 Warragul ........................83.43 Maffra............................85.49 Wonthaggi Power ..........81.93 Sale................................70.27 Bairnsdale .....................50.86 B Grade Leongatha ..................131.13

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Moe .............................141.22 Traralgon ...................131.70 Drouin ........................107.28 Sale ...............................87.73 Wonthaggi Power ..........85.02 Morwell .........................91.40 Bairnsdale .....................86.91 Warragul ........................77.99 Maffra............................79.12 C Grade Leongatha ..................166.96 Warragul ....................135.52 Wonthaggi Power ......125.18 Maffra ........................ 116.67 Traralgon ................... 111.07 Moe ...............................92.36 Drouin ...........................84.88 Sale................................84.84 Morwell .........................87.26 Bairnsdale .....................52.51 Under 17 Maffra ........................170.36 Drouin ........................137.37 Moe .............................107.47 Sale .............................106.59 Traralgon ................... 118.39 Leongatha....................100.30 Wonthaggi Power ........109.15 Bairnsdale .....................80.09 Morwell .........................53.77 Warragul ........................52.44 Under 15 Wonthaggi Power ......180.38 Leongatha ..................132.80 Sale .............................128.97 Morwell ......................100.32 Bairnsdale ..................130.38 Traralgon ..................... 116.84 Moe ...............................87.38 Drouin ...........................91.81 Maffra............................69.07 Warragul ........................39.81 Under 13 Sale .............................386.89 Bairnsdale ..................187.08 Maffra ........................134.76 Traralgon ...................129.22 Wonthaggi Power ......138.14 Leongatha....................106.49 Morwell .........................86.75 Moe ...............................97.74 Warragul ........................18.96 Drouin .............................7.52

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Possession: Mirboo North’s Dani Hilliar beats her Trafalgar opponent to the ball in the A Grade match.

Mirboo North results A Grade: Mirboo North 48 d Trafalgar 40. Best: Abbey Nash, Coaches: Emily Loh. It was a great team effort by the Tigers; the hard work they are putting in is starting to pay off. This win sees them in fourth place on the ladder, just one win behind Trafalgar in third spot. B Grade: Mirboo North 49 d Trafalgar 41. Best: Karli Densley. Coaches: Alexia Andrews. It was another great team effort by the girls. Their pressure all over the court resulted in many turn overs. The conditions were difficult, but everyone kept playing hard. This great result sees the girls slip into second place on the ladder, just ahead of Trafalgar on percentage. C Grade: Mirboo North 21 d by Trafalgar 41. Best: Tegan Bell. Coaches: Kirsty Koene.

Although a solid defeat, this was a great improvement on the Tigers’ last clash with Trafalgar. D Grade: Mirboo North 25 d by Trafalgar 52. Best: Connie Lia. Coaches: Monique Giardina. It was a well played game by all. It was great to see the girls working together as a team. U17: Mirboo North 40 d Trafalgar 21. Best: Charlie Chila. Coaches: Lucy Palmer. It was great to come out with a solid win. The girls will continue working hard and looking ahead to finals. U15: Mirboo North 30 d by Trafalgar 32. Best: Mikaeli Hilliar. Coaches: Gemma McCormack. What an amazing effort. The Tigers were just pipped at the post. A tough opposition saw everyone step up.

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Ready to play: Leongatha Town’s netballers Sienna Cervi and Alyssa Dimo we’re pumped to get on the netball court on Saturday.

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11 & Under Section 1: St Laurence Blue 7 drew St Laurence Maroon 7, Mt Eccles Silver 14 d Mirboo North 9, Town 12 d Parrots 10, Mt Eccles Pink 9 d Mt Eccles Purple 7. 11 & Under Section 2: Mirboo North 8 d St Laurence 1, Mt Eccles 1 drew Town 1. 13 & Under: Mirboo North Purple 23 d Town 8, Mt Eccles Sislver 23 d St Laurence Maroon 14, Meeniyan & District 11 d Mt Eccles Purple 10, Parrots 18 d Mt Eccles Blue 6, Mirboo North Gold 27 d St Laurence Gold 14. 15 & Under: Meeniyan & District 21 d Mirboo North 6, St Laurence Gold 25 d Town Tangerine 9, Mt Eccles Yellow 22 d Mt Eccles Blue 19, Town Black 25 d St Laurence Maroon 9. 17 & Under / C Grade: Mt Eccles 61 d Town Black 17, Meeniyan & District 46 d St Laurence 17, Mirboo North Purple 60 d Town Tangerine 31. Open: MDU 43 d Mirboo North 33, Town Black 51 d Town Tangerine 29, Mt

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

LDNA netball Results - Saturday, June 24

Eccles Blue 54 d Mt Eccles White 31, St Laurence Gold 38 d St Laurence Maroon 22.

Ladders After Round 9 13 & Under Mirboo North Purple .....565 Town ................................190 Mirboo North Gold ........140 Parrots .............................137 St Laurence Maroon ...........91 St Laurence Gold ............... 90 St Laurence Blue ................78 Meeniyan & District ..........55 Mt Eccles Silver .................50 Mt Eccles Purple ................51 Mt Eccles Blue ...................52 15 & Under Meeniyan & District ......368 Mt Eccles Blue ................140 Mt Eccles Yellow.............131 Mirboo North .................129 Town Black ........................93 St Laurence Gold ...............85 St Laurence Maroon ...........56 Town Tangerine..................26 17 & Under / C Grade Mirboo North Purple .....158 Meeniyan & District ...... 119 Mt Eccles .........................127 Town Black ....................... 70 St Laurence ........................54 Town Tangerine..................64 Open Town Black .....................173 Mt Eccles Blue ................154 MDU ................................ 113 Town Tangerine ..............101 St Laurence Maroon ...........88 Mirboo North .....................80 St Laurence Gold ...............81 Mt Eccles White .................53

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“THE STAR” Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - PAGE 51

| SPORT • Dalyston v Kilcunda Bass

Dalyston win in low scoring match DALYSTON came out on top after a flat game against Kilcunda Bass on Saturday. The Panthers got the jump on the Magpies early, kicking two goals and five behinds in the first quarter. The Magpies took the quarter to kick it into gear, kicking three behinds. By the second quarter, the Magpies began to work together and came within a few points of the Panthers. Playing its own game, the Magpies directed the play and narrowed the gap. Kicking was inaccurate on both sides, however, with many wasted opportunities. By half time, the Panthers had

accumulated 10 behinds and the Magpies had put up six. In fine conditions, the results on the scoreboard were put down to tight defence and intense pressure on the ground. Magpies’ Brad Fisher was moved out of the back line in the tail end of the second quarter and put into full forward. This was a good move, as Fisher kicked two for the game. Onballers Michael Marotta and Kristian Butler worked hard to feed to ball into the forward line, and goal kicking was shared between multiple players. In the defence, Tylah Osbaldeston was strong against Panthers’ key forward Taylor

Gibson, keeping him to just ston will need to be at the top its game to ensure the Giants one goal for the match. Jason Wells topped the don’t push for a win. Kilcunda Bass will face Panthers’ goal scoring with a three goal haul. The match was competitive in the third quarter, but Dalyston 9.13.67 the Magpies had managed to Kilcunda Bass 6.18.54 Dalyston Goals: B. Carew 2, B. Fisher pull ahead. 2, C. Samargis 1, M. Marotta 1, A. BerIt was an important quar- nardo 1, T. Krause 1, C. Graham 1 ter, and allowed the Magpies Kilcunda Bass Goals: J. Wells 3, J. to maintain a rhythm to take Burgess 1, C. Endres 1, T. Gibson 1 Dalyston Best: B. Fisher, M. Mahome the victory. rotta, K. Butler, T. Osbaldeston, J. The final score was Kil- Legione, A. Bernardo Bass Best: M. Edwards, D. cunda Bass 6.18.54 to Daly- Kilcunda Crawford, T. Gibson, M. Whitham, D. ston 9.13.67. Hutchinson, B. Law Dalyston will play at RESERVES home against Korumburra Dalyston 16.9.105 Kilcunda Bass 3.6.24 Bena this week. Leading Goalkickers: D. Brown 3, The Giants have had an M. Rafferty 3, J. Brooker 3 up and down season, and Dal Best: A. Gennaccaro, D. Brown, T. McNish, K. Schrape, M. Harris, M. put the pressure on Kilcunda Rafferty Bass a few weeks ago. Daly- KB Best: J. Robinson, J. Evans, L.

Phillip Island away. Both teams will be looking to be back on the winner’s list.

May, B. Egeberg, N. Jerrard, S. Pugh THIRDS

Dalyston 12.6.78 Kilcunda Bass 3.6.24 Leading Goalkicker: B. Lewis 7 Dal Best: B. Lewis, L. Ion, K. Wilson, L. Gheller, J. Loughridge, B. Monson KB Best: J. Rosenow, F. Homer, E. Garratt, Z. Crow, C. Newitt, R. Taylor FOURTHS

Dalyston 27.8.170 Kilcunda Bass 0.1.1 Leading Goalkickers: J. Derrick 5, J. Orchard-Moore 5 Dal Best: A. Geyer, J. OrchardMoore, B. McRae, J. Derrick, D. Loughridge, H. Wallis KB Best: T. Alford, M. Gatherum, M. Graham-Edden, C. Logan, W. Lindsay, H. Berry

Great kick: Kilcunda Bass player Jaidyn Burgess took the perfect opportunity for a clear kick during Saturday’s game against Dalyston.

Wilson celebrates 300 games SOUTH Gippsland Umpires Association umpire Scott Wilson umpired his 300th game on Saturday in Bass.

Great team: the Bass Coast Breakers are undefeated this season.

Breakers break through again THE Bass Coast Breakers have won another game to stay undefeated in the Women’s South East Development League after defeating a very tough opposition in Frankston Bombers. On a cold and windy day at Cowes, the Bass Coast women’s team played after Phillip Island’s match against the Korumburra youth girls in a great showcase of female footy in the shire. After losing the toss, Bass Coast kicked against the wind in the first quarter. Despite this, Emma Volard converted an early goal and from there the Breakers defended strongly. Sophie Bolding and was strong in the middle while Frankston had multiple wasted chances, only managing to kick four points. The Breakers led by two points at quarter time with the quarter proving to

be one of the toughest tests the team has faced to date. Kicking with the wind, the Breakers controlled the second quarter and created plenty of scoring opportunities. Izzy Weston and Hannah Mills were stand outs in this quarter finding a lot of the ball in the middle of the ground and driving it forward for the breakers. Despite goals to Gabby Bloch and local Phillip Island girl Winnie Cuthbertson, the Breakers never really capitalised on its dominance and stretched the lead to 11 points at half time. During the long break, the score was Bass Coast Breakers 3.3.21 to Frankston 1.4.10. A great third quarter set the team up for a strong win. An early goal by Ella Cargill saw the Breakers gain momentum. With its ability to build a wall across the centre of the ground and defend into the wind, Frankston remained scoreless in the third despite having the advantage. The back line of Gemma Tschiderer

and the Slavin sisters played tough accountable footy and didn’t let their opponents near the ball, highlighted by Becc Slavin laying a solid tackle followed by a dedicated smother putting her body on the line for the team. Sarah Vesty’s hard work down back saw her moved up forward in the last quarter. This move saw her take a solid mark and receive a 25 metre penalty which she converted into a goal for her team. Frankston kicked a goal into the wind which was their second and final for the day, but this was not enough. In a very physical game the smaller, lighter Breakers were not intimidated and gave as good as they got. The final score was Bass Coast Breakers 5.9.39 to Frankston Bombers 2.4.16. Goal Kickers: Emma Volard 2, Sarah Vesty 1, Winnie Cuthbertson 1, Ella Cargill 1 Best: Izzy Weston, Emma Volard, Becc Slavin, Georgia Slavin, Gemma Tschiderer, Sarah Vesty.

“Umpiring is one of the best things that has happened to me, it completely changed my life,” he said. “I’ve made lifelong friendships along the way with umpires such as Barry McCoy, without football I wouldn’t be where I am today. Scott shared his funniest and most embarrassing moments. “During one game I tripped over my own feet and fell on my back with my legs up in the air.

“A spectator yelled out that I looked like a turtle, it was quite embarrassing. “Another time I went out at the beginning of the second half without the ball.” Scott was a football player for 20 years and has umpired for 15 years. “In all the years I played football the team I was in never played in a grand final so I thought that if I became an umpire I would be involved in a grand final. “Since then, I’ve done nine grand finals, it’s been magical.” Scott will be retiring from his umpiring career at the end of this season. “It’s a bit upsetting and I’ll probably be an emotional wreck at the end of it but my body is telling me it’s time to give it up,” he said.

• Ellinbank v Poowong

Ellinbank outplay Poowong POOWONG travelled to near neighbours in Ellinbank and, despite the rain overnight, the ground was in good condition. Unfortunately the results did not turn out as Poowong had hoped with the Fourths and Reserves having opportunities to win, but the Thirds and Seniors suffering heavy defeats. It is disappointing for football clubs to be on the end of losses continually when you have locals likes of president Ted Attenborough, secretaries Clint Newcombe and Sally Wilson, treasurer Col Attenborough, Keith Fort, Russ McNally, trainers Alan Massaro, Anthony Stewart and the committee, the ladies, netball coaches and match day officials to name a few together with many others putting in so much effort; they do all this with out

the thought of remuneration all to give footballers the opportunity to play. The Seniors struggled against Ellinbank’s pressure at contests and its inability to retain the ball continually resulted in turn overs. Poowong only matched Ellinbank in the third quarter, but unfortunately it is a four quarter game. It will require a different strategy or commitment to turn things around next week. The final score was 23.16. 154 to 5.9.39. Connor Cunningham worked hard all day, Joseph Bisognin battled hard against the odds but never gave up, and Lachie Green and Matt Cozzio, both small players, tried hard all day. Tim Hancock battled hard as usual. Thomas Wyatt was prepared to tackle hard and delivered the ball well to team mates, and unfortunately at

times there are too many players prepared to receive the ball but not enough willing to be in the contest. The Reserves were in the contest leading by five points at three quarter time but fell away in the last quarter to go down by 21 points 8.9.57 to 6.0.36. The best players were Jake Lewis, Mitch Whiting (three goals) Jake Cooper, Josh McNally, Nathan Bacon and Ben Henshall. The Thirds were undermanned but tried hard all day, going down 17.12.114 to 2.2.14. The best players were Jordy Knox, Mitch Van’t hof, Jake Hendry, Matt Burr, Ben Clarke and Jai Newcombe. The Fourths must learn from this game in a number of areas of discipline listening and following instructions, holding their feet and position, kicking for goal, accepting decisions improvements in these areas

will be needed for the team to make the finals. Poowong had a lot of the play but one goal 13 does not win many games. Ellinbank kicked 4.4. 28 helped by two 50 metre penalties. Coach Russ McNally will order more goal kicking practice this week before it fronts up to Buln Buln at home this Saturday. Best players were Bailey Murphy,Lachlan Anderson, Jacksen Barlow, Thomas Hudson, Matt Burr, Brian Kelson and Ben Clarke. Mixed games this week; Seniors and Reserves will be playing Longwarry at home and the Thirds and Fourths will be playing Buln Buln also at home. Let’s give the committee and officials a bit of support and put in a big effort at all levels and give the spectators something to cheer about.

Milestone: celebrating his 100th senior game for Wonthaggi was Byron Dryden who played another excellent defender’s game.

Power milestones BYRON Dryden ran out for his 100th senior game for Wonthaggi Power on Saturday against Traralgon and he celebrated with a great game as one of the good Power defenders. Another youngster Darren Gardiner was promoted for his first senior game. Gardiner has earnt his spot since coming across from Dalyston and he did enough to indicate he’ll stay in the seniors again this week. He joins another youngster in Josh Bates having a crack in the seniors. Read the Power football report on page 55.

Youngster debuts: Darren Gardiner used the ball well in his first senior game for the Power indicating a bright future for this player with more senior games to come.

PAGE 52 - “THE STAR” Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SPORT | FOOTBALL • Garfield v Korumburra-Bena

Giants wrestle against the Stars GARFIELD won the toss, setting it on a path to victory against Korumburra Bena on Saturday.




Dalyston ......9 1 1 135.98 38 Inv-K’wak.....8 2 1 161.29 34 Cora Lynn ....7 4 0 137.47 28 Kil-Bass ......7 4 0 113.69 28 KooWeeRup..7 4 0 109.42 28 Nar Nar Goon ...5 6 0 104.24 20 Garfield ..........5 6 0 98.26 20 Phillip Is .........5 6 0 94.66 20 Kor-Bena ....... 1 10 0 52.02 4 Bunyip............0 11 0 46.35 0 GOALKICKERS N. Langley (Cora Lynn) ....... (3) 42 J. Wells (Kil-Bass)............... (3) 33 T. Mahoney (Inv-K) ............. (5) 30 S. Pimm (Phillip Is)............. (4) 29 R. Gillis (Cora Lynn) ............ (1) 23 N. Voss (KooWee) ............... (3) 22 T. Dovaston (NNG) .............. (2) 20 T. Wyatt (Inv-K) ................... (1) 19 B. Fisher (Dalys) ................. (2) 18 M. Collins (KooWee) ........... (1) 18 L. James (Kil-Bass) ............. (0) 18 M. Marotta (Dalys) .............. (1) 18 T. Gibson (Kil-Bass) ............ (1) 18 D. Johnson (Garfield) .......... (0) 18

Break through: Korumburra Bena’s Nicholas Besley went in for the tackle against Garfield’s Dean Johnson during the match on Saturday.

The Giants were undeterred by this and kicked the first goal of the day through


Phillip Is......9 2 Nar Nar Goon..7 4 Garfield .......7 4 KooWeeRup..6 5 Dalyston ......6 5 Kil-Bass..........5 5 Kor-Bena ........5 6 Inv-K’wak .......4 6 Cora Lynn.......4 7 Bunyip........... 1 10

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145.94 137.24 116.20 149.79 120.83 92.11 80.37 66.62 123.23 39.66

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Quick escape: Korumburra Bena’s Joshua Hill took flight as soon as he had the ball on Saturday.

Sam Edwards from 40 metres after being awarded a free kick. Garfield hit back with goals to William Collis and Ned Marsh. The defence down both ends were working impressively, keeping the scores low in the opening quarter. Tragedy struck for the Giants during the first quarter as it lost Ben Fitzpatrick to concussion. At the first break, the Giants were 1.0.6 to Garfield 2.4.16. The Giants were fired up and attacked early in the second term, but two shocking misses – including one in the goal square – let Garfield off the hook. The Stars made the Giants pay for its mistakes by kicking two goals, and were gaining full control of the game before the Giants kicked a late goal to finish off the quarter. Going into the second half, the Giants were 2.2.14 to Garfield 4.5.29. The third quarter has been the Giants’ nemesis this season, and it forced the home team to unravel again. The Stars’ running game

and ground play was too much for the Giants, which also had a player yellow carded. In the closing minutes of the quarter, the Giants defence tightened, making things difficult for the Stars. With one quarter to go, the Giants were 2.4.16 to Garfield 6.9.45. Garfield’s running game continued to hurt the Giants in the last quarter. The Stars were awarded a free kick within 50 metres and goaled. The Giants made the decision to move Michael Cooke – who had been working well in the defence –into the forward and it paid off with another goal. The Giants lifted but missed two easy shots before kicking another goal on the run. During the last half of the quarter, the Giants held its own to only go down by 19 points. The final score was Giants 4.9.33 to Garfield 7.10.52. This weekend, the Giants will head to Dalyston for the Ian Hillberg Shield match.

Garfield 7.10.52 Korumburra-Bena 4.9.33

McMillan, D. Fazzino, A. Van Strijp, M. Deken THIRDS

GOALKICKERS S. Pugh (Kil-Bass)............... (1) 29 S. Dillon (Cora Lynn)........... (2) 26 L. Woolford (Phillip Is)........ (1) 19 D. Mullen (Koo Wee) ........... (3) 18 M. Lewis (NNG) .................. (1) 16 J. Brooker (Dalyston) .......... (3) 16 K. Taylor (Phillip Is)............. (3) 15 A. Wallis (Dalyston) ............ (1) 15 M. MacKay (Inv-K) .............. (1) 14 M. Cameron (Koo Wee)....... (0) 13 J. Barnes (Garfield) ............. (2) 13

Garfield Goals: N. Marsh 3, W. Collis 2, T. McDonald 1, D. Payne 1 Korumburra-Bena Goals: M. Cooke 2, W. Jeffs 1, S. Edwards 1 Garfield Best: R. Archer, B. Smith, N. Marsh, S. Batson, D. Johnson, T. McDonald Korumburra-Bena Best: W. Jeffs, J. McMillan, B. Dorling, J. Van Rooye, A. Johnston, C. Trewin RESERVES


Korumburra-Bena 5.8.38 Garfield 4.9.33


Cora Lynn .. 10 Phillip Is.... 10 Garfield .......9 Bunyip ........7 Dalyston ......5 Inv-K’wak .......4 Kil-Bass..........3 KooWeeRup ...2 Nar Nar Goon ..1 Kor-Bena ........2

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0 377.52 40 0 208.67 40 0 242.77 36 0 92.34 28 0 81.69 20 0 80.70 16 1 63.43 14 1 49.40 10 2 59.66 8 0 35.80 8

GOALKICKERS J. Verleg (Garfield) .............. (5) 30 Z. Williamson (Cora Lynn) .. (5) 27 L. Dowsett (Cora Lynn) ....... (0) 22 B. Taylor (Phillip Is)............. (0) 20 C. McInnes (Inv-K).............. (0) 17 T. Fernandez-Phillips (Cora) .. (0) 16 H. Coe (Cora Lynn) ............. (0) 15 J. Tabone (NNG).................. (2) 15 P. Gillin (Kor-Bena).............. (1) 14 B. Lewis (Dalys) .................. (7) 14


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Round 10- June 25

UNDER 10 W Yinnar..............8 Trafalgar...........7 L’gatha Green.....5 Mirboo North .....5 Moe Blues.........4 Moe Maroons....... 4 Hill & Rovers........ 3 Morwell Royal ...... 4 Newb Blues .......... 3 Morwell Navy ....... 2 Newb Reds........... 0 Yallourn Nth ......... 0

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% Pts 1041.67 36 916.67 32 251.09 28 198.59 28 83.00 28 87.16 24 107.03 20 84.54 20 69.44 16 80.31 12 15.75 4 9.01 4



500.00 396.79 266.20 354.35 111.09 71.15 96.38 47.75 16.48 15.14

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GOALKICKERS S. Tapner (Bunyip) .............. (6) 35 B. Friend (Garfield) .............. (0) 29 M. Sellars (Phillip Is) .......... (3) 24 L. Taylor (Cora Lynn) .......... (4) 21 D. Taylor (Nar Nar) .............. (0) 19 N. Anderson (Ph Is) ............ (0) 19 H. Morgan-Morris (Bun) ..... (5) 19 G. Da Costa (Cora Lynn) ..... (2) 17 W. Clarkson (Inv-K)............. (1) 17 J. Wilson (Ph Is) ................. (1) 15

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

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

% Pts Under 12 321.43 32 Wonthaggi Power ......376.34 32 195.04 32 Kilcunda-Bass ...........303.74 32 181.08 32 168.70 26 Inverloch-Kongwak ..167.88 28 139.39 26 Phillip Island..............321.65 24 103.97 24 Corner Inlet .................101.06 20 112.09 20 Dalyston ........................46.37 16 97.87 18 Korumburra-Bena .........17.83 4 63.45 16 Tarwin .............................6.16 0 16.92 12 Under 14 34.45 4

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

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

Under 12: Kilcunda-Bass 4.1.25 d Inverloch-Kongwak 2.6.18; Wonthaggi Power 6.4.40 d Corner Inlet 0.0.0; Dalyston 6.7.43 d Tarwin 1.2.8. Under 14: InverlochKongwak 3.5.23 d KilcundaBass 1.1.7; Wonthaggi Power 4.6.30 d Corner Inlet 3.7.25; Korumburra-Bena 4.3.27 d Phillip Island 3.6.24. Youth Girls: Wonthaggi Power 4.9.33 d Bunyip 1.5.11.



FOURTHS Bunyip ....... 10 0 Garfield ........9 1 Cora Lynn .....9 2 Phillip Is.......8 3 Kor-Bena ......5 6 Dalyston ..........5 6 Koo Wee Rup ....4 7 Inv-K’wak ........3 8 Nar Nar Goon ...1 10 Kil-Bass...........0 11

JUNIOR FOOTBALL Gippsland CGJFL ladders Southern junior football

% Pts 335.11 36 174.00 32 156.99 28 148.20 24 138.55 24 129.67 22 102.16 20 100.25 16 78.85 12 44.54 12 41.56 10 32.35 4

Phillip Island..............476.40 Korumburra-Bena ....328.24 Corner Inlet ...............204.32 Wonthaggi Power ......125.95 Inverloch-Kongwak ......80.33 Kilcunda-Bass ...............31.87 Dalyston ..........................6.92 Youth Girls Phillip Island..............515.62 Wonthaggi Power ......268.37 Bunyip ........................157.62 Korumburra-Bena ......67.97 Inverloch-Kongwak ......32.94 Poowong-Loch ..............26.16

Reaching far: Korumburra Bena’s Luke Van Rooye didn’t hold back when Garfield’s Jonathan Sauze got a hold of the ball on Saturday.

Leading Goalkickers: Z. Walker J. Barnes 2 KB Best: M. Snooks, J. Macri, Moore, H. Suckling, Z. Walker, Muir Gar Best: A. Mitchell, R. Munro,

2, S. R. A.

Garfield 12.9.81 Korumburra-Bena 1.0.6 Leading Goalkicker: J. Verleg 5 Gar Best: J. Verleg, D. De Boer, J. Batson, E. Hayward , B. Coffey, B. Leggett KB Best: J. Wyhoon, A. Walker, T. Anthony, F. Boys, C. Miller, P. Gillin FOURTHS

Garfield 8.12.60 Korumburra-Bena 1.0.6 Leading Goalkickers: T. Fitzpatrick 2, S. Simpson Brewer 2 Gar Best: F. Rennie, T. Fitzpatrick, Z. Soutar, T. McMahon, T. Loomes, S. Simpson Brewer KB Best: not submitted

• Koo Wee Rup v Phillip Island

Island fall to Koo Wee Rup FOOTY DRAWS THIS WEEKEND ALBERTON Round 14: July 1 MDU v Fish Creek Tarwin v DWWWW Stony Creek v Toora Foster - bye

MID GIPPSLAND Round 12: July 1 Boolarra v Mirboo North Hill End v Yarragon Yall-Yall Nth v Yinnar Newborough v Morwell East Thorpdale v Trafalgar

GIPPSLAND Round 11: July 1 Warragul v Morwell Traralgon v Moe Drouin v Sale Maffra v Bairnsdale Sunday, July 2 Leongatha v Wonthaggi

36 36 28 28 16 8 4


32 32 32 16 12 8

Round 12: July 1 Nar Nar Goon v Koo Wee Rup (Sun) Cora Lynn v Garfield Phillip Island v Kil-Bass Bunyip v Inverloch Dalyston v Kor-Bena

PHILLIP Island now has a record of five and six for the 2017 season after it went down by 51 points to Koo Wee Rup. With three last minute outs, the Island was against it from the outset and Koo Wee Rup made them pay in the first term.

Koo Wee Rup 16.18.114 Phillip Island 9.8.62 Koo Wee Rup Goals: A. Giuliano 3, L. McMaster 3, N. Voss 3, B. Collins 2, T. Dolan 2, B. Harding 1, L. Walker 1, M. Collins 1 Phillip Island Goals: S. Pimm 4, S. Taylor 3, N. Higginson 2 Koo Wee Rup Best: L. Walker, D. Calteri, A. Giuliano, N. Voss, T. Dolan, T. Miller Phillip Island Best: B. Kimber, J. Taylor, M. Jackson, A. Edwards, M. Griffin, A. Redmond RESERVES

Koo Wee Rup 12.10.82 Phillip Island 5.5.35 Leading Goalkickers: D. Mullen 3, K. Taylor 3 KWR Best: C. Milojevic, C. Miller, B. Hussey, R. Connelly, S. Marsh, R. Healy

Koo Wee Rup went inside 50 12 times and scored on all 12 occasions to the Island’s two goals; this resulted in Koo Wee Rup taking a 30 point advantage into the first break. At quarter time the scores were Phillip Island 2.0.12 to Koo Wee Rup 6.6.42. The Island fought back in the second term. It out-

PI Best: B. Hamilton, D. McGinley, J. Nicolaci, S. Nolan, J. Conder, J. Weir THIRDS

Phillip Island 9.14.68 Koo Wee Rup 4.3.27 Leading Goalkicker: J. Smith 3 PI Best: C. Thompson, B. Anderson, N. Duyker, J. Keating, J. Clark, K. Ross KWR Best: M. Tribuzi, J. Smith, R. Battams, R. Sheahan, T. Burr, J. Betts FOURTHS

Phillip Island 8.12.60 Koo Wee Rup 2.1.13 Leading Goalkicker: M. Sellars 3 PI Best: C. Farrell, N. Bee-Hickman, T. McMillan, J. Wilson, J. Ryan, L. Wilson-Browne KWR Best: L. Ashby, J. Bennetts, T. Burr, K. Parker, J. Ventura, M. Voss

scored Koo Wee Rup 33 to 29 in a high scoring quarter for both sides By the longer break, Phillip Island was 7.3.45 to Koo Wee Rup 10.11.71. The third term was an arm wrestle with Koo Wee Rup stretching its lead slightly to 29 points but the Island was still within striking distance Going into the last quarter, the scores were Phillip Island 9.5.59 to Koo Wee Rup 12.16.88. The Island was stopped in its tracks by an impressive Koo Wee Rup team. It could only manage three points in the final term to Koo Wee Rup’s four goals two, which saw the Island go down by more than 50 points. At the last siren, Phillip Island 9.8.63 was defeated by Koo Wee Rup 16.18.114. Phillip Island is back at home next week against Kilcunda Bass, where it’ll compete for the Eric Marks Trophy.

“THE STAR” Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - PAGE 53

FOOTBALL | SPORT • Mirboo North v Trafalgar

Tigers trample Trafalgar By Rover MIRBOO North replaced Trafalgar in the top five after outclassing the Bloods by 46 points under dark clouds and occasional raindrops at Tigerland on Saturday. Disciplined accountability formed the cornerstone of the mighty Tigers’ focus and underpinned each player’s commitment to consistently win the contested ball. Unfortunately for Trafalgar, its annual trip to Mirboo North resulted in too many of its quality possession missions coming up empty. Trafalgar’s boom fullforward, Matthew Van Schajik, went into the match as Mid Gippsland’s leading goal kicker, but failed to add to his tally of 34 goals for the season. Daniel Puglia, Ashley La Rose, Hayden Farrell and Jamie Hines were productive performers for the Bloods, but back-up support from a number of teammates was infrequent and unreliable.

Mirboo North opened full of purpose and conviction with five unanswered first term goals, whilst Trafalgar only managed a behind from Damian Mann. The Tigers’ momentum clearly disenfranchised the Bloods from its game plan strategies. With Joe Brooks jumping high at the ball ups and nitty gritty ground level heroics from Jake Nash, Hudson Kerr, Damien Turner, Mitchell Wightman, Brayden Wilson and Beau Ridgway, Mirboo North was doing most of the attacking. In defence, playing coach Clancy Bennett, Jacob Blair, Luke Palmer, Jayden Hohmann and Ben Richards were gathering the ball cleanly and successfully sending it back from whence it came. Mirboo North increased its resolve when centre half back Tom Bolton was forced from the field and later taken to hospital, after a careless around the neck tackle landed him hard on his back. Three of Mirboo North’s first quarter goals came from talented tall man Dwayne Gunn who was swung into its scoring arc as a replace-

ment for injured centre half forward Zac Kilgower. Nash and Josh Taylor were Mirboo North’s other goal kickers who, along with Gunn, helped it take a 32 point lead into its quarter time huddle. Taylor’s major came after Hohmann, Kerr and Palmer combined faultlessly to run and pass the ball 157 metres into the blond bombshell’s waiting arms. Mirboo North maintained its 32 point advantage at the main break, following second quarter goals to Wilson, Gunn, Taylor and Zac Porter. Porter calmly booted his 45 metre goal on the half time siren, after of a string of pinpoint foot passes by Wightman, Jack Robertson and Taylor reached him in the corridor. Not to be outdone, Trafalgar was fighting its way into the game and matched Mirboo North’s scoring with conversions from Tyson Leys, Farrell, La Rose and bulky key forward Ben Doran. Although Mirboo North won the third quarter inside 50 count 11 to five, Trafalgar made the most of its limited opportunities and had reduced its deficit to 22 points

by three quarter time. Bennett praised the Tigers’ hard work ethic and prudent decision-making under pressure, telling his players they were on the verge of breaking the dam wall open. Mirboo North proceeded to dominate the final quarter, where it constantly surged forward and restricted Trafalgar to a rushed behind. Taylor was moved into

the midfield and his centre clearance work and long kicks into the forward line were inspiring and damaging. A narrow miss by Taylor from a running long bomb, was quickly followed by Wightman slamming a high shot through the big white sticks, that produced the Tigers’ 11th goal. Then Taylor broke clear again and found Cam Le Page, who curled a lovely

50-metre set shot home on the breeze, just inside the right goal post. Four more Mirboo North behinds followed, before Nash took a highflying intercept mark and kicked his second major, after a Trafalgar indiscretion advanced him 50 metres to the goal line. The day belonged to Mirboo North 13.15.93 with Trafalgar’s final score 7.5.47.



Mirboo North 13.15.93 d Trafalgar 7.5.47

Mirboo North 9.5.59 d Trafalgar 6.14.50

Mirboo North goals: D. Gunn 4, J. Nash 2, J. Taylor 2, B. Wilson 1, C. Le Page 1, Z. Porter 1, M. Wightman 1, D. Mayman 1. Trafalgar goals: B. Doran 3, A. La Rose 2, T. Leys 1, H. Farrell 1. Mirboo North best: J. Nash, L. Palmer, H. Kerr, B. Wilson, D. Gunn, J. Brooks. Trafalgar best: D. Puglia, A. La Rose, H. Farrell, B. Doran, J. Hines, T. Leys. RESERVES

Mirboo North goals: R. Kratzat 4, F. Austin 2, C. White 1, K. Abas 1, C. Pinkerton 1. Trafalgar goals: Z. Brown 3, B. Bosman 2, C. Koch 1. Mirboo North best: T. Melbourne, C. Pinkerton, R. Peter, C. Rudling, J. Edmondson, K. Abas. Trafalgar best: J. Morrow, B. Kersten, J. Riddle, B. Cameron, R. Farrell, T. Tuck. FOURTHS

Mirboo North 12.8.80 d Trafalgar 7.6.48 Mirboo North goals: M. Green 5, T. Holland 2, D. Allen 2, S. Lawson 1, B. Stoertebecker 1, M. Richardson 1. Trafalgar goals: J. Noonan 3, J. Dawson 2, B. Kersten 2. Mirboo North best: B. Stoertebecker, L. Gervasi, D. Taylor, D. McLean, M. Richardson, T. Holland. Trafalgar best: M. Riseley, J. Noonan, B. Kersten, R. Cornell, M. Walker, A. James.

Trafalgar 11.8.74 d Mirboo North 4.2.26 Trafalgar goals: J. Watts 3, J. Giles 2, C. Watts 1, N. Byrne 1, R. Bills 1, J. Matthews 1, J. Moore 1, A. Semple 1. Mirboo North goals: K. Laukens 1, A. Krausz 1, D. Powell 1, A. Newton 1. Trafalgar best: J. Wheller, N. Byrne, B. Zimora, J. De Graaf, J. Hart, J. Watts. Mirboo North best: J. BurgessPincini, A. Krausz, H. Mahoney, T. Heath, D. Powell, B. Peters.

SENIORS Yall-Yall Nth 13.11.89 d Morwell East 11.2.68 Yarragon 7.15.57 d Boolarra 4.7.31 Yinnar 11.15.81 d Hill End 7.7.49 Thorpdale 12.5.77 d Newborough 9.10.64 RESERVES Yall-Yall Nth 11.8.74 d Morwell East 4.5.29 Newborough 22.16.148 d Thorpdale 3.1.19 Yarragon 17.19.121 d Boolarra 0.1.1 Yinnar 13.9.87 d Hill End 5.3.33 THIRDS Yall-Yall Nth 14.6.90 d Morwell East 4.7.31 Yinnar 10.6.66 d Hill End 3.7.25 FOURTHS Hill End 9.13.67 d Yinnar 2.6.18 Newborough 15.12.102 d Boolarra 2.2.14

Mid Gippsland League SENIORS LADDER Yinnar ................... 169.30 Yall-Yall North....... 157.80 Thorpdale ............. 125.47 Newborough ......... 121.54 Mirboo North ........ 117.52 Trafalgar ................. 116.93 Morwell East .......... 113.01 Hill End .................... 69.88 Yarragon .................. 60.86 Boolarra ................... 36.58

36 36 32 32 24 24 20 8 4 0

RESERVES LADDER Newborough ......... 416.78 Yinnar ................... 304.10 Yall-Yall North....... 216.92 Trafalgar ............... 105.46 Mirboo North ........ 136.35 Hill End .................. 101.96 Yarragon .................. 92.41 Morwell East ............ 90.67 Thorpdale ................ 34.38 Boolarra ..................... 7.32

44 36 32 28 24 20 16 16 4 0

THIRDS LADDER Newborough ........458.51 Trafalgar ..............310.14 Mirboo North .......194.92 Hill End ................271.25 Yinnar ....................91.90 Yall-Yall North .........42.28 Morwell East .............5.08

87 78 70 56 40 30 0

FOURTHS LADDER Trafalgar ............... 213.31 Newborough ......... 202.79 Yinnar ................... 133.89 Hill End ................. 129.49 Mirboo North .......... 38.16 Boolarra ................... 30.74

36 36 28 28 16 12

• Fish Creek v Foster

Fishy hold tough against Foster FISH Creek made the short trip to Foster on Saturday to take on the Tigers on its home deck. The weather turned cold and there were patches of rain throughout the day that made the place to be around the big wood heater in front of the rooms. Both sides have got injury problems at the moment, but this game was a beauty just the same. Fish Creek had two first gamers playing in Liam Edgelow and youngster Aiden Wilson. The match got underway and it was Fish Creek that attacked early. Several missed scor-

ing opportunities resulted and a Foster defence that was switched on from the first bounce was ready for the challenge of playing the top side. The first goal came from Fish Creek backman Col McPhee at the six minute mark. There were only two more goals added for the first quarter, both to Fish Creek through Ethan Park and youngster Jai Stefani, each another six minutes apart. The opening term was played on Fish Creek’s terms but it was unable to capitalize with inaccurate kicking and Foster’s defence performing well. The second quarter started in a flash with

Fish Creek scoring the first goal of the quarter in 20 seconds to Ethan Park who was having an absolute ball, racking up possessions at will. For the Tigers, Johnny Williams was going well; he had plenty of the ball and was the Tigers’ best. Fishy added further goals to Jai Stefani and Jake Buckland before finally at the 21 minute mark John Bright kicked Foster’s opening goal of the game; the result of a Fish Creek turnover. Only one minute later he had another goal on the board and the Foster boys were up and going. Unfortunately for them, time run out in the first half and the Tigers

Incoming: Fish Creek’s Cal Park lunges in to tackle Foster’s Michael Howell on the run.

Struggle: Fish Creek’s Cal Park leads to the ball, shaking off a Foster tackle. went in 31 points down at half time. The third quarter was a beauty and clearly the best of the match with nine goals scored between the two sides, the opening three went to Fish Creek, pushing the margin out beyond eight goals. At that stage it would have been very easy for the Tiger boys to put the queue in the rack and for the Kangaroos to run right away with the game but this was not going to be the case. The remainder of the third belonged to the Tigers; they added five of the last six goals of the quarter and at the final

break the margin was back to four goals. There was a buzz around the ground as the final quarter started and the home fans were hoping for a big last quarter and an upset result. The Kangaroos had other ideas however and goals to Ethan Park and Jake Buckland in the opening five minutes pretty well snuffed out the Tigers’ chances. A goal to Matt Brown gave the faithful some hope again but Fish Creek held firm and closed out the match with further goals to Bailey Harfield Park and John Danckert. The final margin was

39 points in what become an entertaining game particularly the last half. In round 14, Fish


Fish Creek 14.15.99 Foster 9.6.60 Fish Creek Goals: E. Park 4, J. Buckland 3, C. McPhee 2, J. Danckert 2, J. Stefani 2, B. Harfield/Park 1 Foster Goals: J. Williams 2, B. Rooney 2, J. Bright 2, D. Granger 1, L. Galle 1, M. Brown 1 Fish Creek Best: E. Park, J. Buckland, T. Cameron, B. Harfield/Park, J. Danckert, C. Park Foster Best: L. Galle, J. Williams, J. Toner, M. Brown, L. Globan, B. Rooney RESERVES

Fish Creek 12.17.89 Foster 8.7.55 Fish Creek Goals: A. Bright 6, A. Wilson 3, J. Standfield 1, D. Edgar 1, H. Pratt 1 Foster Goals: S. Brett 3, L.

Creek will be travelling again to take on MDU while Foster will have the bye.

Lidstone 2, T. McWilliams 2, L. Cripps 1 Fish Creek Best: D. Devonshire, R. Nicoll, C. Batten, A. Wilson, J. Standfield Foster Best: J. Chaseling, S. Brett, D. Lush, L. Cripps, K. Staff, B. Armstrong THIRDS

Fish Creek 12.13.85 Foster 6.5.41 Fish Creek Goals: C. Buckland 3, Z. Clark 3, S. McGannon 2, N. Denbrok 2, L. Cocksedge 1, D. Berryman 1 Foster Goals: B. Cripps 5, B. Prain 1 Fish Creek Best: N. Denbrok, J. Standfield , L. Cocksedge, C. Tracy, D. Berryman, Z. Clark Foster Best: B. Cripps, N. Van Dyke, R. Angwin, K. Davy, J. Smith, B. Armstrong

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• Stony Creek v DWWWW

Lions upset the Allies Sigeti for the visitors first. The second term was just a big struggle and numerous packs formed as Stony worked hard to hold the ball. In the mid field for the Allies Darcy Atkins, Chris McKay and Tait Sabec were It was a typical football giving the forward plenty of day at Stony Creek where a chances but the big bulkier slippery surface, intermittent home defenders were content showers and a stiff breeze to spoil and bring the ball to favouring one end greeted ground. players. Midterm goals to McKay Second place on the ladand Phillips put the Allies in der was also at stake, with front however strong work in Toora breathing down the the forward area allowed LoAllies’ neck. gan to level the scores. During half time a couple of short showers made conditions a bit more difficult and the home side made good use of the greasy ball. In the middle the ball came out in copy book fashion and Baskaya on a fast lead kicked the first two goals to open up the biggest lead of the game. The Allies were having trouble getting Bergles into the play and the strategy changed as Sigeti and Phillips became the targets as Bergles roamed the half forward line and became the link player. The last term saw the home side send the heavy artillery to full back line as Nathan Brown, Ash Zuidema In front: Stony Creek’s Andrew Verboon drives the ball away from his Allies and Logan lined across the opponents Adam Fabris and Blake Van Soest. Photo courtesy Gerard Brun- last line whilst Aidrie provid-

A MIRACULOUS goal caused an upset and put Stony Creek on the winners’ list against the Allies on Saturday.


Fish Creek.... 10 1 Toora... ....... 8 3 DWWWW ..... 7 4 Tarwin ........ 6 5 Stony Creek.... 5 6 Foster ............. 3 9 MDU............... 0 11



0 249.81 40 0 152.70 32 0 171.73 28 0 96.79 24 0 93.16 20 0 65.47 12 0 25.42 0

GOALKICKERS K. Bergles (DWWWW) ........ (1) 81 K. Baskaya (Stony Ck) ......... (5) 39 A. Seccull (Fish Ck) ............. (0) 38 L. Manders (Toora) ............. (4) 37 J. Weston (Toora) ............... (1) 26 A. Sigeti (DWWWW) ........... (2) 22 T. Toussaint (Tarwin) ........... (2) 18 B. Coates (Fish Ck).............. (0) 17 R. Robertson (Toora) .......... (0) 17 T. Cameron (Tarwin)............ (2) 17 J. Smith (Fish Ck) ............... (0) 17


Stony Creek .. 10 1 Tarwin ........ 8 4 Fish Creek.... 7 4 DWWWW ..... 7 5 Toora ... .......... 4 7 MDU............... 3 8 Foster ............. 1 11

0 0 0 0 0 0 0


216.67 132.59 158.08 114.03 88.01 57.46 37.63


40 32 28 24 16 12 4

GOALKICKERS A. Bright (Fish Ck)............... (6) 41 D. Devonshire (Fish Ck) ...... (0) 23 L. Anderson (Tarwin) .......... (3) 21 M. Dyer (Stony Ck) ............. (2) 21 V. Pecora (DWWWW) ......... (0) 20 W. Thorson (Stony Ck)........ (0) 17 B. McKnight (Stony Ck) ...... (1) 16 N. Mathieson (MDU) ........... (0) 16 J. Byrnes (Stony Ck) ........... (0) 15 B. Byrnes (Stony Ck)) ......... (3) 14


Stony Creek ..9 MDU...........5 Fish Creek....5 Foster .........5 Toora ............. 2 DWWWW ...... 0

1 4 4 7 8 2

0 0 0 0 0 0

% Won

90.00 55.56 55.56 41.67 20.00 0.00

GOALKICKERS C. Cary (Stony Ck) .............. (2) 19 C. Preston (Stony Ck) ......... (2) 19 Z. Duursma (Foster) ............ (0) 13 B. Cripps (Foster) ................ (5) 13 C. Buckland (Fish Ck) .......... (3) 13 A. Wilson (Fish Ck) ............. (0) 12 L. Lidstone (Foster)............. (0) 12 J. Bright (Stony Ck) ............ (2) 11 L. Smith (MDU)................... (0) 11 S. Pearce (Meen) ................ (0) 9 H. Funnell (Stony Ck) .......... (3) 9 J. Phillips (Stony Ck) .......... (3) 9 N. Denbrok (Fish Ck) ........... (2) 9 B. Martin (Stony Ck) ........... (4) 9 R. Angwin (Foster) .............. (0) 9

The home side kicked with the wind but it was the Allies that did all the attacking but from four shots by Kael Bergles and Anthony Sigeti, they could only add four points. Stony Creek’s Andrew Logan and Kane Airdrie worked well to keep Bergles out of the spotlight, only allowing him one goal for the game. A long kick in from full back allowed the home side to run the ball via Jayden Gee and his pass found Kerem

Baskaya for the first goal. Baskaya was once again in fine form and totaled five for the day. From the bounce, a big knock forward saw Gee in the play for the teams second. The Allies were defending stoutly and Matija Sigeti and Lucas MacKenzie gathering possessions and clearing the ball from the danger zone. Finally the Allies got within range as Jim Phillips broke clear to find Anthony


Lion lads make 300 MILESTONE games don’t often amount to much, but this coming Saturday afternoon looms as a very momentous and special day for the Stony Creek Football Club. Saturday sees not one but two plucky players, Andrew Verboon and Brett McKnight, reaching the massive milestone of 300 games. The family orientated club is very proud of all its members but especially those that have

contributed as much as these two players both on and off the field. “It seems to be getting fewer and further between seeing the younger generation make such milestone as 300 games. Our last member to do so was Steve Dunlop 14 years ago,” club president Steve Martin said. These veteran players, Andrew (Spoon) Verboon and Brett (Fish) McKnight at the age of 34 and 35 respectively began their football career for the club in the Fourths and both players have seen their fair

share of injuries. But these tough as nails farmers have continued to battle right through, seeing them still to this day, manage to regularly get named in the weekly best. Quoted by their peers as “passionate, honest, reliable lads” every team needs two players like Spoon and Fish who bring quality to any team they play in week in week out. Whilst this milestone is a long time coming for Brett and Andrew, both come from families who have strong ties to the club offering huge support over many decades, making them

some of the club’s much loved figures. To see these two lads run out in the maroon and white number 15 and 3 jerseys, get down to the Stony Creek racecourse at 12pm to support them versus Toora. The club will be celebrating all its 300 game members with a sit down dinner after the completion of all the games. For more details on both players or more information on the contribution of the families, please contact the club president Steve Martin on 0407 343 560.

Barry McCoy hits a milestone LOCAL umpire Barry McCoy umpired his 500th game of football on Saturday. From Wonthaggi, Barry began umpiring at age 37 and is still going strong at 55. “The most rewarding part is watching young players making their way into seniors and having the opportunity to watch them grow gradually,” he said. “The best games to umpire are the great games between two good teams who are playing good football,” he said. Barry spoke about his different experience umpiring over the years, the good and the bad. “One situation that I created myself by lack of experience was when I should’ve sent a player off instead of arguing which progressed to the point that I made physical contact. “I regretted it a lot and I wish I hadn’t changed decision I had made to keep things civil. “Things got unattractive and I was very disappointed, however it

was only my fourth senior game umpiring so I learnt from that.” Milestone games are what Barry enjoys most about umpiring, such as Dreamtime games and Work Safe games. “I enjoy the atmosphere and it’s great how the umpires are included in the celebrations and ceremonies. “One of the funniest times was when I was umpiring at Meeniyan during the early days. “I had been told to always carry two whistles but this specific day I only had one. “A player must’ve caught my whistle on their clothing and I no longer had a whistle. “I had to umpire the rest of the quarter without a whistle and we later found it on the field. “Ever since, I’ve carried two whistles on me at all times.” Barry explained how the game has changed over the years. “It’s more clinical now; it used to be raw and tough football. “The spectators and players are more respectful to umpires and have stopped complaining as much.

“I feel most players are respectful and that’s a great thing, it’s better than what it was. “It’s disappointing to see how much we struggle to get umpires and keep them though. “There are so many benefits that come with umpiring, it’s very rewarding. “I fell into umpiring accidently, I started training with umpires when I was playing footy to get fit. “Before I knew it I was asked to umpire a practice match for $50 and a beer and a pie, I wasn’t going to say no. “I struggled to let go of football and continued to train for two more years until it became apparent I was an umpire training with a club. “Umpiring has been great, it’s kept me fit and I’ve evolved into a better umpire than I ever was a footballer. “It’s been a good, fun journey with disappointments and thrills along the way. “I just wish more people would give umpiring a try because they could find out they love it like I did.”

ed the extra man in defence to resemble a starting lineup in the rugby State of Origin. The Allies put in a huge effort and from the midfield Atkins, Egerton and McKay moved the ball smartly down the corridor and Sabec finished off the job. At the centre bounce, the visitors needed to kick the next goal but Gee found Baskaya and his long goal into the wind kept the lead intact. The next 10 minutes saw the Allies play their best for the day. This led to Stony Creek making some positional changes. Jamie Cann was moved up front, which proved to be Stony Creek’s best decision of the day.

In the dying minutes, Cann booted the ball over his head and put it through the goals, putting the Lions in front. With a minute or so to play the visitors pounced on the loose ball and again Phillips, Egerton and Atkins barged forward and kept the ball in front. A long kick found young gun Hayden Speirings in the right hand forward pocked about 30 metres out. Hayden’s kick was after the siren and it would either be a one point win or a four point loss. The kick missed by the narrowest of margins, giving Stony Creek the win.



Stony Creek 10.6.66 DWWWW 9.8.62

Stony Creek 13.10.88 DWWWW 4.5.29

Stony Creek Goals: K. Baskaya 5, J. Cann 1, D. Zuidema 1, J. Gee 1, C. Mackie 1, J. Cameron 1 DWWWW Goals: J. Phillips 5, A. Sigeti 1, K. Bergles 1, T. Sabec 1, C. McKay 1 Stony Creek Best: J. Gee, J. Cann, D. Zuidema, C. Mackie, K. Airdrie, K. Newton DWWWW Best: C. McKay, D. Atkins, M. Sigeti, T. Sabec, J. Phillips, C. McKenzie

Stony Creek Goals: B. Byrnes 3, D. March 3, M. Dyer 2, N. NowellSvenson 2, G. Gray 1, B. McKnight 1, J. Steele-Rockall 1 DWWWW Goals: L. Sketcher 2, J. Zahra 2 Stony Creek Best: B. Byrnes, S. Cope, N. Nowell-Svenson, J. Byrnes, D. March, P. Boyle DWWWW Best: L. Sketcher, J. Zahra, S. Bishop, L. Butler, J. Gregory, N. Arney

• Toora v Tarwin

Big win for Toora DESPITE a tough tussle against Tarwin, Toora put up a convincing win on Saturday. Tarwin came out ready for some action at the first siren and kicked the first goal. Tarwin’s Troy Toussaint was back in form and played a solid game for the first half, racking up two goals. This spurred on Toora to fight back. Led by Luke Manders – who managed a four goal haul for the game – Toora kicked seven for quarter, and Tarwin had no answers. Toora’s Ben Wells, Richard Jaroszczuk and Josh Griffin operated well in the midfield, allowing Toora to beat Tarwin in the middle. Toora defenders Ben Osborne and Michael O’Sullivan made it difficult for Tarwin to put more points on the board, playing a solid game in the back line. By the end of the first half, Toora drew further away and had a 52 point lead going into the long break. Intensity picked up in the third quarter with Tarwin eager to make up some ground. Once again, Tarwin kicked the first goal and were generally competitive across the field. Tarwin managed to keep


Toora 19.14.128 Tarwin 8.4.52 Toora Goals: L. Manders 4, M. O’Sullivan 2, J. Griffin 2, B. Wells 2, R. Jaroszczuk 2, L. Ireland 1, J. Weston 1, J. Attard 1, J. Pintus 1, L. Ferguson 1, B. East 1, P. Grant 1 Tarwin Goals: D. Yawney 3, T. Cameron 2, T. Toussaint 2, A. Murray 1 Toora Best: P. Grant, R. Jaroszczuk, L. Jenkins, B. Wells, B. Osborne , L. Ireland Tarwin Best: J. Cahir, T. Toussaint, T. Dobson, J. Bloom, A. Chadwick, R. O’Loughlin RESERVES

Tarwin 6.7.43 Toora 3.7.25 Tarwin Goals: L. Anderson 3, C. Sandy 1, B. Mead-Ameri 1, L.

the Toora forwards quiet for most of the third quarter. Joel Cahir worked well to keep out his opponents in the back line, along with Todd Dobson and Jordan Pastura, who have been consistent all year. Regular backman Jackson Bloom was moved out of defence and into a new role on the wing. Bloom was a livewire for Tarwin and moved the ball well. However, it wasn’t long before Toora’s game proved much too strong. Toora found its rhythm again and picked up steam going into the final quarter, bringing it home strong. From the forward pocket, Thirds player Lachlan Ireland – playing his third Seniors match – kicked two goals and impressed the crowd. The final score was Toora 19.14.128 to Tarwin 8.4.52. Peter Grant was a stand out for Toora, as he took some spectacular marks on the wing. Now in the second half of the season, every game is make or break. Toora will play Stony Creek, which is coming off an upset against Allies. This could produce an interesting match. Tarwin will come up against the Allies. This is a critical match for Tarwin, and anything could happen.

Weston 1 Toora Goals: A. O’Sullivan 1, W. Jenkins 1, A. Hewson 1 Tarwin Best: N. Browne, T. Giroud, T. O’Loughlin, C. Sandy, L. Weston, C. Buxton Toora Best: K. Holmes, J. Vening, C. Teuma, H. Hanratty, K. Morgan THIRDS

Stony Creek 17.8.110 Toora 0.4.4 Stony Creek Goals: B. Martin 4, H. Funnell 3, J. Phillips 3, J. Bright 2, C. Preston 2, C. Cary 2, A. Stanley 1 Stony Creek Best: J. Phillips, S. Barnard, H. Funnell, C. Brown, C. Palmer, J. Steele-Rockall Toora Best: O. Cashmore, T. Koolen, A. Hewson, C. Walker, F. Cashmore, K. Brewer

“THE STAR” Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - PAGE 55

FOOTBALL | SPORT • Bairnsdale v. Leongatha

Parrots survive despite inaccuracy LEONGATHA won a spirited clash against Bairnsdale ending the game up by just 10 points despite being wasteful with chances. The second quarter was where Leongatha should have put this one away but in kicking 2.12 to Bairnsdale’s 1.2 it let the Redlegs in with a chance. The match was a pretty entertaining one and Bairnsdale gave itself half a chance against Leongatha after winning its last three matches. The Parrots knew it would be in for a contest on the big road trip and this they got. Aaron Hillberg and Pat McGrath

were both out of the team with small niggles and Tom Marriott will be out for a few games due to a break which had been arranged pre-season. This made for a few changes with the most noticeable in being Cameron Stone who played out the game in fine style after coming back through the reserves. The opening term was an entertaining one with three goals scored apiece. Ben Willis and Kyle Cooper got the Parrots off to a good start but Bairnsdale chipped away with three goals to hit the lead before Jack Ginnane slotted one late to put the Parrots up by two points. Simon Deery was playing well for Bairnsdale on Justin Pellicano. The second term saw the Leongatha forwards step up the forward pressure

Gotcha: Bairnsdale’s David Donchi has the Parrots’ Brock Davidson all wrapped up. Photo courtesy Bairnsdale Advertiser.

with a lot of play on the Parrots’ terms. However Maskell and Pellicano missed two shots each while four were rushed and a few others kicked on the run missing the target also. This left Leongatha with just two goals for its efforts, to Jackson Harry and Sam Forrester, to put the Parrots up 5.13 to Bairnsdale’s 4.5 at half time. Ex-Collingwood player Brodie Holland was doing well on ball for the Redlegs while other on-baller Russell Cowan was also damaging. The third term was again very close with the Parrots remaining clear on the scoreboard at three quarter time 8.15 to Bairnsdale 6.7 Chris Dunne had booted two goals in the third with Maskell adding the third. With a three goals lead it appeared Leongatha should win this one but Bairnsdale refused to give up. It kicked goals at the one and five minute mark and suddenly there was only seven points in it. Mid-term Leongatha steadied with goals to Ginnane and Cooper which saw the Parrots jump out to a 20 point lead. Goals in “junk time” to the Dale’s Gilroy and Cowan probably made the result look tighter than it actually was. Hayden Browne, Luke Bowman and Josh Hopkins were clearly Leongatha’s best players with Simon Deery , Jaryd Gilroy, Russell Cowan and Brodie Holland doing well for Bairnsdale which is really on the improve this season. All is set now for the local derby against Wonthaggi this Sunday at Parrot Park. The day game will have a full complement of football and netball games. The football kicks off at 9am with the Under 16’s with the seniors starting at 2.20pm. In the netball the Under 13’s start at 9am with the A Graders beginning at 2.15pm. Get along and see some great competition by these local teams.


Better showing: Ben Willis played a serviceable game in the ruck for Leongatha and holds great position to mark here against Bairnsdale’s Jarryd Gilroy and Dylan Somerville. Photo courtesy Bairnsdale Advertiser.

Leongatha 10.18.78 d Bairnsdale 10.8.68 Leongatha goals: C. Maskell 2, C. Dunne 2, K. Cooper 1, J. Harry 1, B. Willis 1, J. Ginnane 1, J. Hickey 1, S. Forrester 1. Bairnsdale goals: N. Dennison 2, B. Holland 2, L. Giove 2, J. Gilroy 1, R. Tatnell 1, B. McKinnon 1, R. Cowan 1. Leongatha best: H. Browne, L. Bowman, J. Hopkins, B. Willis, S. Forrester, C. Stone. Bairnsdale best: S. Deery, J. Gilroy, R. Cowan, B. Holland, D. Donchi, H. Gibbs. THIRDS

Leongatha 15. 10.100 d Bairnsdale 8.5.53 Leongatha goals: C. Olden 4, T. Brew 2, J. Patullo 2, L. Scott 2, N. Trotto 2, B. Thorson 1, J. Norton 1, J. Patullo 1.

Bairnsdale goals: A. McLaren 4, C. McKeon 2, N. Bulmer 1, C. Mein 1. Leongatha best: T. Evans, J. Patullo, J. Dunn, J. Patullo, T. Bernaldo, T. Brew. Bairnsdale best: A. McLaren, C. Mein, B. Carroll, B. Daniel, M. Fenner. FOURTHS

Bairnsdale 11.8.74 d Leongatha 8.11.59 Bairnsdale goals: H. Kellow 3, K. Noonan 2, T. Southen 2, W. Bromage 1, B. Bryant 1, A. Jaeger 1, B. Vickery 1. Leongatha goals: M. McGannon 3, T. Vanderkolk 2, D. Sturtevant 1, W. Littlejohn 1, Z. Reid 1. Bairnsdale best: M. Willmott, T. Rees, H. Cook, F. Thompson, H. Kellow, D. Marsden. Leongatha best: M. McGannon, T. Vanderkolk, J. Hume, J. van der Pligt, J. Lamers, W. Littlejohn.

Power regrets missed chances Crunch: both the Traralgon and Wonthaggi players put their bodies on the line in this marking contest. The Power’s Jarrod Membrey holds his ground and earns the free kick. More pics at

Despite getting a lot of the ball in the forward line, Wonthaggi produced a wasteful six behinds in the opening term to trail Traralgon four straight. This set the tone for much of the game with Wonthaggi at 1.10 by three quarter time to Traralgon’s 7.4.46. There was no getting back from here, despite a better last quarter against the competition leaders, the Power went down by 25 points. The Power will certainly rue the early misses; scoreboard pressure is what it’s all about against Traralgon or they’ll make you pay. Again the Power got a lot of the footy but turnovers and

use of the footy was again one disappointing aspect. Byron Dryden ran out for his 100th senior game and he celebrated with a great game as one of the good Power defenders. Young Darren Gardiner was promoted for his first senior game. This youngster has earnt his spot since coming across from Dalyston and he did enough to indicate he’ll stay in the seniors again this week. He joins another youngster in Josh Bates having a crack in the seniors. The Power has just picked up a talented player from Heidelberg, Jake Ridewood, who will certainly add some

extra strength down back and possibly as an alternative in the ruck. Jarrod Membrey and Byron Dryden were the best players for Wonthaggi, both defenders, while Dom O’Connor marked well and was busy up forward with Troy Harley making his presence felt. Michael Stockdale played a good game for the Maroons with his driving influence across half back with coach Mark Collison being classy in the midfield. Lee Stockdale was handy on the wing. Wonthaggi heads across to Leongatha this Sunday to meet the Parrots with the chance of having a few more players available and no injuries to report from Saturday.




Traralgon 8.5.53 d Wonthaggi 3.10.28

Traralgon 20.14.134 d Wonthaggi 0.0.0

Traralgon goals: J. Sandy 2, J. Neagle 2, R. Hildebrand 1, M. Burge 1, B. Amberg 1, T. Forrest 1. Wonthaggi goals: D. O’Connor 1, A. Lindsay 1, T. Davey 1. Traralgon best: M. Stockdale, M. Collison, B. Amberg, L. Stockdale, M. Northe, J. Sandy. Wonthaggi best: J. Membrey, B. Dryden, D. O’Connor, T. Harley, J. Ridewood, P. Ryan. RESERVES

Traralgon goals: J. Van Iwaarden 5, J. Twite 3, M. Williams 2, M. Walker 2, L. Johnson 2, B. Cheetham 2, N. Catherwood 1, T. McMahon 1, W. Gaudion 1, A. Achiek 1. Wonthaggi goals: Nil. Traralgon best: B. Aurish, J. Strong, L. Johnson, M. Williams, J. Van Iwaarden, J. Palmer. Wonthaggi best: F. Anderson, T. Robinson, J. Barry, R. Williamson, J. Benson, K. Brown. FOURTHS

Traralgon 13.16.94 d Wonthaggi 1.0.6 Traralgon goals: R. Loprese 3, Z. Gray 2, J. Bishop 2, L. Di Ciero 1, M. Membrey 1, R. Livingstone 1, J. Bourke 1, L. McDonald 1, T. Hourigan 1. Wonthaggi goals: Not submitted. Traralgon best: J. Bourke, M. Membrey, R. Livingstone, R. Loprese, N. Quenault, T. Hourigan. Wonthaggi best: Not submitted.

Traralgon 16.21.117 d Wonthaggi 0.0.0 Traralgon goals: L. Noble 4, C. Doultree 3, H. Neocleous 3, M. Luckie 3, F. Shields 2, T. Hourigan 1. Wonthaggi goals: Nil. Traralgon best: T. Hourigan, C. Doultree, F. Shields, L. Deering, P. Strong, C. Ruyters. Wonthaggi best: N. Anderson, W. Speed, J. Gilmour, J. Schulz, H. Dawson, C. Cummins.




• Wonthaggi v. Traralgon

FROM the scoreboard it appears Wonthaggi had the goal kicking “yips” like its close neighbours down the road, Leongatha.


Traralgon .....8 1 1 179.24 34 Leongatha ....8 2 0 192.02 32 Maffra.........8 2 0 166.56 32 Moe ...........7 3 0 123.93 28 Morwell ......5 4 1 126.86 22 Bairnsdale ......4 6 0 101.59 16 Wonthaggi......4 6 0 86.94 16 Warragul ........4 6 0 83.33 16 Sale ................1 9 0 65.08 4 22.49 0 Drouin ............0 10 0 GOALKICKERS D. Cupido (Bairns) .............. (0) 35 C. Dunne (Leon).................. (2) 32 M. Bennett (Maffra)............. (2) 32 B. Fowler (Warragul) ........... (0) 29 L. Stockdale (Trar) .............. (0) 24 A. Hillberg (Leon) ................ (0) 23 B. McDonald (Morwell) ....... (5) 22 D. Grech (Moe) ................... (0) 22 D. Sheen (Maffra) ............... (1) 20 D. Bedggood (Maffra) ......... (2) 20

Penetrating: the Power’s Pat Ryan spears the kick downfield.

SENIORS Moe 17.13.115 d Warragul 11.12.78 Morwell 24.10.154 d Drouin 8.10.58 Maffra 12.21.93 d Sale 7.5.47 RESERVES Moe 15.12.102 d Warragul 2.2.14 Morwell v Drouin (Morwell won on forfeit) Maffra 21.10.136 d Sale 1.1.7 THIRDS Moe 17.15.117 d Warragul 1.1.7 Drouin 6.3.39 d Morwell 30 Maffra 8.11.59 d Sale 5.6.36 FOURTHS Moe 19.21.135 d Warragul 1.3.9 Morwell 10.10.70 d Drouin 3.4.22 Maffra 5.10.40 d Sale 3.8.26



Morwell ......8 1 0 272.65 Leongatha ....8 0 0 190.88 Maffra.........7 2 0 396.51 Traralgon .....6 3 0 264.34 Moe ...........5 4 0 196.02 Wonthaggi......3 6 0 40.02 Warragul ........2 7 0 45.09 Sale ................1 8 0 11.14 Drouin ............0 9 0 27.74 GOALKICKERS


32 32 28 24 20 12 8 4 0

N. Wozniak (Maffra) ............ (1) 24 M. Duncan (Morwell) .......... (0) 20 L. Wright (Leon) ................. (0) 20 R. Loprese (Trar)................. (3) 18 L. Durkin (Moe)................... (5) 17 P. Yates (Moe) ..................... (4) 15 T. Love (Maffra) .................. (0) 14 L. Talbot (Maffra) ................ (4) 14 H. Nettleton (Maffra) ........... (0) 13 R. Horton (Moe).................. (1) 12 B. Davidson (Leon) ............. (0) 12 J. Piper (Morwell) ............... (0) 12


Traralgon .....9 Moe ...........9 Leongatha ....9 Maffra.........6 Bairnsdale ...6 Morwell ..........3 Wonthaggi......3 Drouin ............2 Sale ................2 Warragul ........1

1 1 1 4 4 7 7 8 8 9

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


457.60 408.49 376.37 100.71 91.05 43.59 32.36 51.93 32.56 30.16


36 36 36 24 24 12 12 8 8 4

GOALKICKERS R. Anderson (Moe) ............. (0) 33 C. Olden (Leon) ................... (4) 29 J. Van Iwaarden (Trar)......... (5) 20 L. Carman (Maffra) ............. (3) 19 A. McLaren (Bairns) ............ (4) 18 H. Willaton (Trar) ................ (0) 17 H. Prestidge (Moe) .............. (2) 16 L. Scott (Leon) .................... (2) 16 J. Patullo (Leon) ................. (1) 16 L. Michie (Moe)................... (2) 16 D. Garnham (Leon) ............. (0) 16


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

0 1 4 4 4 5 6 8 9 9

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0



712.27 481.28 123.31 110.58 78.40 124.01 126.71 37.45 21.21 19.09

40 36 24 24 24 20 16 8 4 4

GOALKICKERS M. Luckie (Trar) .................. (3) 28 J. Ziino (Sale) ...................... (1) 22 B. Maslen (Moe) ................. (1) 22 B. Bundle (Warr) ................. (0) 17 F. O’Reilly (Warr) ................. (0) 17 K. Simpson (Sale) ............... (0) 16 H. Neocleous (Trar) ............. (3) 16 H. Kellow (Bairns) ............... (3) 16 M. McGannon (Leon) .......... (3) 15 R. Baldi (Moe) ..................... (0) 15

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Barry racks up 500 Memorable match: South Gippsland Umpiring Association umpire Barry McCoy (centre) umpired his 500th game in Saturday’s Wonthaggi match against Traralgon. Barry spoke about his good and bad moments throughout his umpiring career. See more on page 54. | 5662 5000 | 32-34 Bair St, Leongatha

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